They did, I'm afraid. Outside of Acumen's chambers... it was difficult to breathe. Others could barely stand, or they couldn't control their movements, or they grew desperately ill. We had to defend ourselves and Sentience for 10 minutes in that state. [She speaks in a very quiet but straightforward manner. It was certainly an ordeal and she has no illusions that it wasn't a potentially lethal situation. Still, she doesn't seem terribly afraid or in shock about it.]
The last thing I wanted was for either of you to think I simply vanished without a trace. At least that means I can deliver it myself, correct?