Drawing of the Curtain
An inauspicious time known as the Drawing of the Curtain. This phase generally occurs several times each year. With the curtain lifted, the Priesthood gives its blessing to new expeditions outside the walls of Origin, which is fortunate, as the city is usually desperate for new stocks of water and artefacts. It is for this reason that a Great Expedition has been called, in which all members of the Expeditionary forces, however inexperienced, will participate.