Remind me when the astrolabe was mentioned as being sanctioned?
I did like how Artie finally told Mrs. Frederic and HG about what happened--and Mrs. Frederic agreed with him.
As for Pete and Mykes being out of that storyline...I like it. They keep the main task of W13 going, have "fun," and we get some character and good lines out of them.
Glad Jinksie is okay now. They let it play out the right amount, I think. Long enough to be an issue, but not "when is this going to end cause it's in the way now." And we got background on Jinks.