I have made a troubling discovery. It has taken me several nights to confirm my initial suspicion, but there can be no doubt. A new comet, a bearded star, has appeared in the sky. Its crimson hue is an ill omen, and I can only imagine the response from the people once they realize and panic.
I am considering returning to Persia with my wife and son, finding someplace quiet to ride this out, and pray that this passes peacefully.