Maura threw the medicine ball with all the force she could muster. She was starting to tire from the exertion, but her aim was still good. Her training partner for the day, Bren, caught the ball right before it struck his face. He was an active athlete as well as Koloss-blooded, so the 30Lb ball was no problem for him.
"Yeah, I've even been to Isacus's Bend. Went with a mining survey group a few semesters ago, when I couldn't afford the tuition, but the folks in the Bend turned us away without even a chance to get close to the hills. Spent plenty of time wandering around though..." He throws the ball back to Maura, with a grin.
"I could even draw you a map if you don't make fun of my artistic talent."
Meanwhile, at the nicest restaurant in the Octant:
Davin Maximillian put his fork back down on the plate, angling it over the knife to indicate to the server that he was finished with the steak. "So, you've lost the fully stocked mobile laboratory that I gave to the University?" He laughs politely. "I suspect some freshmen were not given enough busywork, to keep them occupied. Never the less, I'll send out an inquiry and get every eye watching for it. If it's not in some private yard or warehouse I'll find it and let you know. I'll also send along some..., Five you said? ...tickets to ride in comfort as far as the Basin, and in as much luxury as can be found beyond that."
I'll fill in what is known about Isacus's Bend in a bit, but it is not much more than what is in the supplement already, so you can check that out if you have it. Also that map is in the Images thread.