Monday, May 12, 1650
The ship is not meant to stop until Alexandria except to take on water in Corfu and then again in Ierapetra. It expects to reach Egypt in fifteen days.
The two gentlemen share notes. Vespasiano identifies himself as being from Venice. Alonzo was born in Friulia, but admits to having spent virtually his whole life in Pola. It takes little time for them to identify each other as mages, and a little more time before they are both comparing hand-bills they both received about two months ago. The handbills read, "Seeking, knowledgeable candidates to search literary sources in Alexandria, Egypt. Must be able to read difficult texts. Payment, 10 g.p."
What does it mean, they both wonder.
Alonzo has heard tell that there is another mage on board, an elf, and wonders if he received the same handbill.
The image shows the view of Rijeka from Kvarner Gulf, an arm of the Adriatic Sea.