Science doesn't have time for Mother's Day. Susan Lawson conducts a daring experiment, and finds herself in a very strange place. But as she tries to find a way home, she begins to reconsider what is really important in life.
A shapeshifting fox steals a magic ring, and must escape the local authorities. But who are these foreigners, with such a strange metal ship with no sails?
Takes place concurrently with Nexus of the Wilderness.