You are soon deep in the mountains and the donkeys walk slowly up the steep trail. A donkey stumbles and the rope holding its saddlebags becomes loose. Nur-Shamash hurries back to the donkey and secures the rope. It is clear that some of the older donkeys are having difficulty with the weight of their loads.

Nur-Shamash examines the donkeys and decides to send his son Tappum back to Ashur with the older animals. You are still a long way from Kanesh, and Nur-Shamash is worried that the donkeys will not survive the trip.

Do you want to go with Tappum back to Ashur, or continue on towards Kanesh?

Ashur Kanesh