Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1.1 The Dragon’s Eye

4 min read

1.2 Taral

4 min read

1.3 Electrical Interference

4 min read

1.4 Lord of Nothing

4 min read

1.5 Lancity Tech

4 min read

1.6 Sprung

4 min read

1.7 Dualist

4 min read

1.8 Leaving Taral

4 min read

1.9 The Wastelands

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1.10 Vanilla Ice Cream

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1.11 Zin

4 min read

1.12 Cogs and Fairy Dust

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1.13 The Beacon

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1.14 Tourist

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1.15 Beads

4 min read

1.16 Fizzles

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1.17 Foolish Exposure

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1.18 Wetware

4 min read

1.19 Other Worlds

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1.20 Hot and Fast

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1.21 Unpleasant Realities

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1.22 Familiar Faces

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1.23 The Hunted

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1.24 Sand and Dust

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1.25 Heads Up

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1.26 Laurill fi’Simil

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1.27 Birthday Surprise

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1.28 Useless Gestures

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1.29 Thorn Chi’Mikkel Bondsan

4 min read

1.30 The Easy Road

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1.31 Twenty-Three Wasted Years

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1.32 Shadow-Walker

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1.33 Childproof

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1.34 Bullet Wounds

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1.35 Unbound

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1.36 Gabe

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1.37 Macabre Machines

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1.38 Trust but Verify

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1.39 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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1.40 Undeniable Compulsions

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1.41 Obfuscation

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1.42 Blockade

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1.43 Distracting the Enemy

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1.44 False Assumptions

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1.45 Gathered Fragments

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1.46 Deception and Dreams

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1.47 Zin’s Gift

4 min read

1.48 The Wizard and the Cadre

5 min read

2.1 Wakizashi

4 min read

2.2 Lens

4 min read

2.3 Mortal Wounds

4 min read

2.4 Sloan

4 min read

2.5 Eliz

4 min read

2.6 James Tardson

4 min read

2.7 Critical Details

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2.8 Unconscionable Acts

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2.9 Salvage Rights

4 min read

2.10 The Soul of a Killer

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2.11 Nea

4 min read

2.12 Taro

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2.13 Rasan City

4 min read

2.14 Mattatan Chi’Obdurin Bondsan

4 min read

2.15 Lord Obdurin

4 min read

2.16 Painful Truths

4 min read

2.17 Binding Cadres

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2.18 Fahlim

4 min read

2.19 Pointless Little Lives

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2.20 Tintia

4 min read

2.21 Solquist

4 min read

2.22 Differences in Kind

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2.23 Marin

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2.24 Protocol

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2.25 Pintaran

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2.26 Sarlyn

4 min read

2.27 Guardian

4 min read

3.1 Lucky Number Six

4 min read

3.2 Murdering Psychopaths

4 min read

3.3 The Road to Taral

4 min read

3.4 Curriculum Vitae

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3.5 Framan

4 min read

3.6 Calibration

4 min read

3.7 Foes Ahead, Above, and Behind

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3.8 Third Party

4 min read

3.9 Kinda Small

4 min read

3.10 Bigger and Badder

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3.11 Traveler

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3.12 Home Sweet…

4 min read

3.13 Betrayed

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3.14 Momentum, Sweetie

4 min read

3.15 Company Men

4 min read

3.16 The Closest Thing to Immortality

4 min read

3.17 Backsliding

4 min read

3.18 The Distance Between Intentions and Actions

4 min read

3.19 Shared Heritage

4 min read

3.20 Within Reach

4 min read

3.21 A Fixed Point in Space

4 min read

3.22 Happy Gas

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3.23 Better Off Dead

4 min read

3.24 Structural Weaknesses

4 min read

3.25 Death and Serenity

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3.26 Recognition

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3.27 Ancestral Enmity

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3.28 Free-fall

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3.29 Hot Potato

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3.30 First Impressions

4 min read

3.31 The Coward’s Life

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3.32 Disposable Bodies

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3.33 Unasked Questions

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3.34 Faulty Logic

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3.35 Professional Compromises

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3.36 Captives

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3.37 Recruited

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3.38 Round Two

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3.39 Interloper

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3.40 Pain and Perspective

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3.41 Unraveled

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4.1 Elevation

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4.2 The Pit

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4.3 The Price of Admission

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4.4 Jamil

4 min read

4.5 Friends

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4.6 The Invisible Hand

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4.7 The Last Time

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4.8 Telling Scars

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4.9 The Grudge

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4.10 Focus

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4.11 A Fool and His Plans

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4.12 The Traitor

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4.13 Provoking Madness

4 min read

4.14 Schemes within Schemes

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4.15 Rhysin’s Champion

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4.16 Ethan’s Choice

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4.17 Forced Rivalries

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4.18 A Drowning Man’s Reach

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4.19 Invisible Constraints

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4.20 Stomping Ground

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4.21 Zagging

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4.22 The Way Forward

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4.23 Past and Future Debts

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4.24 Empty Words

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4.25 Ambush

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4.26 Talentless

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4.27 A Devious Contract

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4.28 Dumb Luck

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4.29 A Shiny Veneer

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4.30 Nabette

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4.31 Word Games

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4.32 Tying the Noose

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4.33 Blood Sacrifice

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4.34 Ruthless Compassion

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4.35 The Prisoner’s Dilemma

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4.36 Blind Invulnerability

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4.37 Two of a Kind

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4.38 Fuck the World

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4.39 Benshi’s True Heir

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4.40 Promises, Promises

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4.41 The Woolshed Monastery

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4.43 Ripples

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4.44 Insignia Tattoo

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4.45 Benshi’s Dog

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4.46 Fear and Paranoia

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4.47 The Tyrant and the Monk

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4.48 Too Stubborn to Die

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4.49 Lord Benshi’s Favorite Killer

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4.50 Marked and Unbound

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4.51 An All Consuming Rage

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4.52 Rhysin’s Heart

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4.53 Lord Obdurin Chi’Rhysin Chosen

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5.1 The Bunker

4 min read

5.2 Dreamy Daze

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5.3 Chasing Rumors

4 min read

5.4 Hunters

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5.5 Code of Conduct

4 min read

5.6 Artistic Impressions

4 min read

5.7 A Painful Reunion

4 min read

5.8 Band of Liars

4 min read

5.9 Mindless Killers

4 min read

5.10 The Games we Play

4 min read

5.11 Insurance

4 min read

5.12 Fools and Dead Men

4 min read

5.13 Futile Regrets

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5.14 Precious Cargo

4 min read

5.15 Triggers

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5.16 Playing Gods

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5.17 Old Acquaintances

4 min read

5.18 Solo’s

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5.19 The Reward for Incompetence

4 min read

5.20 Renewed Tensions

4 min read

5.21 Musan

4 min read

5.22 Winners Can’t Quit

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5.23 Pursuit

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5.24 Lies Cost Double

4 min read

5.25 Staring into the Abyss

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5.26 Prisoner

4 min read

5.27 Terms of Endangerment

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5.28 Grith

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5.29 Unpleasantries

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5.30 Sonan

4 min read

5.31 Divine Motivation

4 min read

5.32 Reading the Room

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5.33 Road Trip

4 min read

5.34 Apprentice

4 min read

5.35 Grith Bait

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5.36 Convenient Allies

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5.37 Fish in a Barrel

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5.38 Jumping Blind

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5.39 The Cleansed

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5.40 Easy Money

4 min read

5.41 Dragon-fire

4 min read

5.42 No Good Deed

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5.43 Dead-zone

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5.44 Letting Go

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5.45 The Short Road Back

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5.46 Empty Vessels

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5.47 Gunshot

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5.48 Malevolent Intentions

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5.49 Redundancies

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5.50 Friend or Foe

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5.51 Playing Both Sides

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5.52 Feldarsin

4 min read

5.53 Artistic Integrity

4 min read

5.54 Liar’s Curse

4 min read

5.55 The First Rule

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5.56 Exit Strategy

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5.57 Immoral Immortal

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5.58 Chameleon

4 min read

5.59 Impossible Choices

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6.1 Transfer of Power

4 min read

6.2 Untethered

4 min read

6.3 Contenders

4 min read

6.4 Better Together

4 min read

6.5 Onslaught

4 min read

6.6 Dishonored Dead

4 min read

6.7 Spite and Hate

4 min read

6.8 Broken Bonds

4 min read

6.9 Collusion

4 min read

6.10 Sacred Oaths

4 min read

6.11 Playing the Edges

4 min read

6.12 Emissaries

4 min read

6.13 This Momentous Occasion

4 min read

6.14 Meaningless Verbosity

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6.15 The Art of Diplomacy

4 min read

6.16 Duman d’Rammas

4 min read

6.17 Sleep Will Come

4 min read

6.18 The Sly Assassin

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6.19 Defensive Systems

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6.20 Attack Surface

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6.21 Just Do

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6.22 Old Dogs

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6.23 Mawtarians

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6.24 Warwick’s Feint

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6.25 The Idiot Brother

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6.26 Invisible People

4 min read

6.27 Whispers of Power

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6.28 Watching the Suns Rise Again

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6.29 One Bad Decision After Another

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6.30 Brothers in Arms

4 min read

6.31 The Fate of Vincent d’Rhyne

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6.32 Mutual Consideration

4 min read

6.33 Kian’s Question

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6.34 Seeing Quadruple

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6.35 Crisis of Confidence

4 min read

6.36 Dead Ends

4 min read

6.37 The Regulator

4 min read