If you find yourself a little lost reading Westward, it helps to remember that you’re not alone. Its characters are just as confused as you. On the upside: Algae cakes!
DAN: You’re the youngest cadet, Laz, but you’re not the only cadet. We all had to leave our home and teachers to be here.
LAZARUS: What home? Mars? Earth? Which earth?
DAN: The Scientific Society isn’t a place. As long as we help each other, we’re in it together. The First Scientist says–
LAZARUS: The First Scientist is a billion miles away! So is the Scientific Society. We’re all on our own now.
MINNE: All the more reason to look after each other, then. I saved you boys some cakes.