Ya Akove, Cynara, Stjepan, and Samuel arrive at the new outpost via the train. They are assigned to a defensive division, and each investigates their situation on their own. Samuel meets the chief artificer. Cynara discovers she is the *only* artificer. Ya Akove discovers that she can't safely go out without a cloak, and meets with the other harlequins. Stjepan learns the hard way that the outpost is dry. And then The Green attacks!