If Dance only looked at one side of the street it could almost appear that Grantham had gotten back to normal. There had been a rough few days after the fire, but they’d buried the dead, said words over them, and moved on. That didn’t mean that things were good but they could've been a hell of a lot worse. Food and supplies were dwindling, but since Dance had organized hunting parties, supplies were dwindling nice and slow. Sure, they'd have to do something about it, but right now the 203 surviving souls of the Town of Grantham were in need of a respite.
It would be wise of Liu Sung to not invest his silver in the construction of the Tower of Ba-El.
I wish that crystal existed. I’d love to be able to understand all languages.
And another thing… tower of Ba-El sounds like Tower of Babel where God confused all the languages and yet here is a strange stranger with the power to make everyone understand each other. The scene reminded me of Pentecost in the book of Acts in the Bible too, where people hear the disciples speaking in their own languages.
Acts 2:8 (ESV)
 And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language?
Dude! I love where this story is going. This is so cool. Can’t wait for the next episode. Priest of Ba-el. Reminds me of the foreign god Ba’al that the Israelites would worship instead of the one true God in the Old Testament of the Bible. This world and story are so cool, and if that were all this narrative had I’d still be loving it and want to keep reading but it also has characters I love! This book has a lot going for it. I’m glad I’m along for the ride.