I have listened to 6 of 8 discs. I have scanned the rest of the book in print to the end. I still do not know what is meant above. If it is a spoiler, please PM me and let me know. Of the characters - I like Lazue. Even though she moves about as a male, they know she is a female. It is bad luck to have a woman on a ship. She questioned Hunter, did he really want her on the voyage? Hunter wanted her because she has special skills.