Anyway, the votes for 20 (plundering desert caravans) narrowly won out over coastal raiding in Lagash. (Almost nobody voted for "patrolling the inland sea".) So off to Scythera we go:
Roll three dice. If the result is less than your CREW STRENGTH, add 5 days to your LOG. If the result is equal to or greater than your CREW STRENGTH, add 6 days to your LOG. Eventually you arrive off the coast of the Scythera Desert, where you drop anchor, disembark with most of the crew and march inland across the burning sands. You come to a busy little village surrounding an oasis - obviously a staging-post for travel through the desert. Will you attack the village (turn to 143), or retreat into the nearby dunes to lie in ambush for any caravan that might happen by (turn to 79)?
Log: 5 days.
So which is it, crew? 143 or 79. YOU! decide.