As the donkeys move across the flat plain towards the city of Susa four men appear riding donkeys. They look very suspicious but Damqi-ilishu seems to know them. He says that they can accompany his caravan.
It is too late to reach the city tonight so everybody sets up camp. The four men lay out their beds close to you. You overhear the men talking but it is in Elamite and you can't understand a word. Damqi-ilishu joins them and they talk together in whispers.
In the morning Damqi-ilishu calls everybody together. He says he will split the caravan into two: one group will go with him, the other will be led by the four strangers.
Do you go with the strangers or carry on to Susa?