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We burned the boats. Going back: impossible. Even now it’s difficult to remember the warning signs amid the inevitable astrologic discrepancies: all nine planets fallen out of alignment. Summer Equinox Festival ended a week prior to the journey, we thought there was still time; time to reach shores across the east whale roads. Unsailed, those routes were tumultuous during the calm seasons. But living grew scarce: space and food low, the east had, in theory, a plethora far beyond our dying land. Years theorizing our voyage plotted all possible outcomes: vicious natives, sparse coasts and mountains as empty as our own, the 18

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