“I’m going out … alone,” he said firmly to Palanth and Lucero. “I owe the inhabitants of this world a debt, and whether we remain or not, is for them to decide. You see this star-like jewel? Southern Republican Shirt That’s the Star of Panadur; by concentrating my thoughts, it acts as a sort of transmitting crystal and will make it possible for me to reach the leader of the Panadurs. I will return.” He smiled reassuringly into Lucero’s distraught face, and Palanth’s scowling one.