An expert of the unterzee

The Dean has succumbed to a kind of ptsd from his stint Seeking and as a result is zailing the zeas searching for Salt knows what. Perhaps learning more of the Neath will give him the answers he seeks…

Aiming for 10,000 of each type of research (to start)

Good luck, my fellow Ahab! A different madness grips me, but Dr Orthos proves eager to get in my way.

I marched all my bats to the stewpot long ago, or I would assist you on your way to the islands.

Good luck, chap.

many thanks to both of you, and I am sorry to hear of your encounters with that villain orthos!