Chuluun, still driven on his quest to find those he may find to be worth investing in, had changed the direction of his focus away from the busy streets of Nirvana. Instead, his fiery gaze turned to the simple cluster of farmlands: The Arid Hamlets. He didn't want to miss the opportunity of finding a valuable individual, perhaps more than one, no matter how crime ridden or dull the setting was. The sultan decided to visit the coastal town of Sandslout first, via the Centipede Rail System. The ride to Sandslout from Nirvana was long and boring, so much so that the lizard had almost fallen asleep on the way there. But, despite the lack of mental stimulation during the trip, he remained diligent nevertheless. While he waited for that great beast to arrive at the coastal town, Chu couldn't help but feel doubtful that his journey was for nothing. The reptile stood in front of the lattice window in the car he was in, those fiery eyes gazing upon the twin suns and the bright morning sky as he thought to himself. "All I've laid eyes on so far are petulant, selfish, parasites and wayward fools that provide nothing to the house. They are lucky Samara is foolish enough to continue letting them exist and feed off of her whilst they give nothing in return. Why do I continue looking for someone who may actually be worth something to our empire? If they truly exist, they are but few and scattered . . ." Chuluun was troubled by the overwhelmingly large number of people who seek to reap the benefits of the Eternal Empire, but do not wish to sacrifice anything in return, by those who find themselves feeling lost despite being surrounded by plentiful opportunities, empty niches and a lack of any real competition. However, he didn't want to waste this trip to the Arid Hamlets, so he decided to continue his search. Besides, he still wanted to become acquainted with the lands he ruled over, so the saurian still had at least some purpose for this journey even if he had given up on looking for like-minded individuals, those who truly want to eke out merit within society and provide for their nation. Once the massive, myriad-legged beast had eventually halted it's fervorous march through the rails, the sultan had surmised that he had finally arrived at Sandslout. After his arrivals, he could smell a distinct, briny aroma in the air, as expected from a settlement sitting next to the ocean. The Ysstmar had hoped this wasn't a prelude to a much fouler scent assaulting his senses and more fisherman challenging his skills with a blade, only for them to freeze in place during a spar and fall to more needless ends. Chu would then open the door of his cart and step outside, walking onto the local rail station's platform and taking a gander of his new surroundings. The ruler would bear witness to the waves of deep blue crashing against the coast and the various merchant vessels and supply ships docked at the harbour in the distance. Then his eyes would turn more inland in direction, his gaze focusing on the town that lay only several feet away from where he stood. The lizard found the ambience to be shifty in nature, given the Arid Hamlets' reputation regarding their crime rates, but part of him could see why one would admire such a setting. The people here lived simple, hard working lives, whilst under the protection of the Eternal House. However, Chuluun reserved these thoughts, as he had yet to formulate an opinion and general idea of what the inhabitants of this place were like. And so, he had begun his stroll through the paved passages and bustling streets before him with fearless, confident strides. If any dared to attempt to mug him, pickpocket him, threaten him, intimidate him and more, the sultan would be more than eager to resolve those troublesome scenarios in his own brutal fashion.