Grace O’Malley takes the Amanojuko agent back in time to Ireland, March 1574.
The submarine docks somewhere at the base of the arctic ocean. They have reached the Prison of Souls. Inajda hears a hatch opening.
Once on board the submarine, Inajda was taken down into the black waters of Antarctica, the only passenger on board an ancient craft salvaged from the Third World War.
Inajda descends a spiral staircase carved deep into the base of Mount Tyree, to where a lower level leads out into a submarine base, guarded by ancient Kyo-Ashita warriors.
After defecting to the resistance, and being given asylum on board the Kyuunansen, by President Asenath Bomani, Ajeeta Kothari was invited to work as part of a team of scientists developing cloning technology. Cloning had been illegalised in the shrinking world outside this ship. Ajeeta Kothari has been instructed to wait for her first patient, who arrived this afternoon.
The ethereal Samira Ganesh escorts Katherine down a grand marble corridor. The ship seems quite empty, but there are a few straggling people, occasionally signalling their welcome to a new face on board. (This issue is dedicated to all those rebels who fight injustice in society, particularly the women who won the vote 100 years ago. Without them, and those who followed, I would not be in a position to see a future world inhabited by such strong and uninhibited women.)