Although the dome was keeping the heat of the desert at bay, the light from the sun was passing thru unhindered. As the sun began to set, the darkness was slowly falling upon the settlement as well. The nights on the planet were especially cold, even inside the dome – it was heat resistant, but was pretty much useless against the frost of the desert nights. People were effectively shutting every possible hole, crack, crevice and slit they could find. Some of them were even lighting fires inside their homes to keep them warm during the night. There weren’t any clocks inside the village to alert people of the descending darkness, so they had to find a way around it – there were sentries stationed around the dome whose sole job was to monitor the change in scenery and alert the small population via giant mechanical bells.
The innkeeper heard the bells even from inside his office and set out to fix the mess that Marshal and Jessy had caused. He noticed the bent door, sigh