After a night's rest, the group sets out on the road to Kanesh. As the group leaves Ashur, Nur-Shamash must stop to pay a tax on the goods he is carrying. An official looks at the loaded donkeys and tells Nur-Shamash how much he must pay. Nur-Shamash cuts a piece from a coil of silver wire which is carefully weighed.

Nur-Shamash's son tells you about the long journey ahead. He warns you that it may get very cold when you reach the mountains.

Do you go back to Ashur-bani's wife or go on?

Ashur-bani's wife go on