Conflict: no connection to the internet. Tower taken down on or around the 31st of January. Right at the beginning of crunch time.
Things fall apart the closer one gets to a warp gate. Last time, when we jumped to Paris, we had the power of the starlight parade to ride on. This time, the entire galaxy is collapsing upon itself.
At least we have super phones to work on. I don't know if I'll be able to get the drive running before we arrive on New York. All power is being routed through my phone. The past may have to wait until the future.