Oh, my God! I have made an egregious blunder throughout "Silk Road" and will have to start over with the story. That means that it will be a while before it sees the light of day. I am truly sorry about that, folks, but I don't want to publish something that is crap. Hint: I had the travel time between Antioch and Samarkand much too short. That will force a multitude of revisions. Oh, well, I am glad that I caught the error now before I posted it.
I guess that I will have to post a Western in its place.