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Chapter IV

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The Council chamber was a small round room. Green wreaths and flowers filled the room, hanging from the ceiling and bordering the center of the chamber in concentric circles. Breaks in the circles of greenery were interspersed around each circle, creating a meandering maze that led inwards. A series of seven plinths encircled a carved […]

Chapter III

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Allen was awake at dawn. He’d slept on one of the spare beds in the infirmary to keep an eye on Kilin and Jaella. When he woke, the two of them were still sleeping. There was little he could do to rush them toward consciousness, but he would stop by later and check on them. […]

Chapter II

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The infirmary was a section of the Guard wing that often received outside visitors. It provided a double function as a healing ward and as headquarters for the Guard physicians and a storage area for their supplies. There was the obligatory long chamber filled with beds, but at the moment it was only occupied by […]

Chapter I

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The King’s Mead was a Guard pub, as much as any pub would declare itself open to one genre of patron. It was filled by palace guardsmen and Guards stationed in the capital and frequented mostly by officers. Guard discipline didn’t forbid the mingling of officers and regulars off-duty, but the majority found it easier […]