Approaching CAVE

Gem dismounts, more or less gracefully. She leaves her horse and donkey behind, apparently trusting the soldiers to watch them. "You're one of the commanders here?" She looks the man up and down approvingly. He looks like a commander. "Of course. I'll follow your lead." She moves to follow him to the unconventional aircraft, and the black cloud drifts along silently behind her, or nearly silently. Anyone within a few feet of it will be able to hear faint whispers coming from it in a mocking tone, but no discernable words.