“And twenty-seven days out right before that.” Sandgarth agreed. “Matlin is most comfortable in small ships, I believe.” It was his request which brought Gregory Matlin and his AI equipped Transient here now. If Sandgarth wasn’t off his mark Matlin could be of great service to the human race. Jeeda lost interest in Gregory Matlin immediately after hearing of his accomplishment. Praise for individual heroes would have to come after. If the war with the Antz ever came to a conclusion, and the optimistic thought it never would- those who were less optimistic saw this as the end of the human race.