Spending a leisurely day at the archeological dig of an ancient crashed spaceship comes to an abrupt end when uninvited guests arrive: thieving pirates. It’s up to Elvy Akuma and her friends to save the dig, the artifacts, and rescue her father and the other volunteers before the pirates find a way into the barricaded storage room.
Complicated by Chion Warriors lurking in the forest shadows and a mysterious ring that won’t come off Elvy’s finger.
A science fiction novelette. Title is included in the “Children of Jad Omnibus” collection.