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The Xininnizi fleets sent to the north and south have begun to noticeably drift from their courses, but they don't really care if it's not exactly north and south as long as they're going somewhere. Neither has reached land yet, but they catch enough fish to survive (because of their long history of inbreeding and living in an environment with little to no fresh water, they've developed a genetic resistance to high salinity and rudimentary desalination techniques are sufficient for them to drink seawater).
King Ukkabikabi VII has another dream...
The king had a dream where he saw Xininni people living in faraway lands in prosperity and himself sitting on a shiny throne with a hundred concubines. Following this dream, he encouraged people to have as many children as possible and declared that he "did his part" by having sex with twenty different women (in exchange for the title of "lady" and five free fish per month for a year); his wife was a bit suspicious, but reluctantly accepted the explanation that it was only for the purpose of procreation and making the dream come true faster.
The western fleet finally sent a ship back to inform of their discovery of land. Fifty people joined them on their way back to the new and exciting land. One man went insane on the way, screaming "there's no land!" before jumping off the ship. There was a rescue attempt, but it's assumed he drowned.
Meanwhile, Taxamuzi Colony grows as more people move in and children are born there. The crown prince relocated there with his wife and children.