Due Return lands on land, in the Crimean Peninsula, on June 4, 1855, during the last stages if the Siege of Svestapol (which was the last major action in the Crimean War). As the ship is marooned some 20 mile inland, the action of the era consists of manually hauling the ship over land, to the port of Svestapol, where Glasikis intends to set sail, and navigate to a new era (See Fitzcaraldo for inspiration for this). The first month of the era is consumed with planning the journey, and recruiting locals (mostly an assortment of shellshocked deserters from an assortment of armies) to assist in the haul. The next two months consist of actually hauling the ship over land. They reach Svestapol on September 5th, pausing for the final bombardment of city (during which Anteas Rowe, who spends the era in a state of near-catatonia, wanders off and is blown up). On September 8th, after the fall of the city, the Due Return is hauled through the streets to the dock (joined by Mendeleyev, who is intrigued by what seems a bizarre parade), set sail and make for TD+23.