And the cacti were only sort of left out in the rain. While we can ignore the image of me running out in the pouring rain to get two little pots of cacti, and instead get on with the image of the bigger cactus being a little wobbly in the pot, as it fell over before it was rescued. Additionally, the rain pounded so hard on the little cacti that it up rooted several of the remaining cacti, and have had to be re-planted in the mud. While a stark end to the extended combat mission, the families are glad to have the cacti back among their midst. The young bromeliad apprentice will have his first chance to exercise healing magic upon their return.