Zaid marshals her forces as intended, and sets off with Night-Born, Tamara, Eio, Hiroshi, and Jalket.
They do not return.
…For nearly a month. Coming finally from the far west (covered in mud), they return finally, after the town had nearly given them up for dead. The next adventure date will be October 24th, 4713 (28 days of downtime accrued)