From Drake's Landing Daily News Bulletin:
Shipwreck survivors discover first native village during coastal survey and reconnaissance mission. Natives are hostile. Herdsmen with Arabic features observed in jungle fighting natives for cattle, one herdsman shot accidentally. Slaver gangs observed plying their foul trade in same region, no contact with British scouting party.
Sgt Major Snort Fitzsimmons missing and presumed dead from crocodile attack. A champion among men, te will be missed. His fiance Sarah Swithington is unconsolable and holds to the belief that her Reginald is still alive. She vows to find him.