Volume 1: Flint and Tinder
A mild breeze tumbled spent leaves and empty bioplastic food wrappers, wafting them across the rectangular pavers which formed the pathway. The debris danced across the ground and swirled around the local student, before twirling past the foreign professor. Man and nature alike seemingly paid little heed to what they threw away once it was used up. All of this would decay eventually, but in the meantime the objects pranced along the pathway indifferent to their fates.
It was here that Jacob Lambton offered to explain David Ward's conundrum. "I must be heading off soon, but if you were to walk with me to my vehicle, I would be pleased to share some possible solutions. Plural, you see, as I suspect there could be many factors influencing this particular issue."
He indicated along the path that lead through the main entrance of the University a