4. The Tyrant’s Throne

4. The Tyrant’s Throne

Long before Ethan knew Avril or Lord Obdurin, he was a young man from Rasan City with a talent that allowed him to excel as a soldier. He hoped to one day impress Lord Benshi, Rhysin’s chosen and serve the chosen and his god...

Read chapter 4.1 Elevation

The chronological order of the books and events in Cogs Web Serial:

  • Adacan Chi’Benshi Bondsan: A first-sworn who leads a cadre of Lord Benshi’s bondsan.
  • Benshi Chi’Rhysin Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Rhyne. Rhysin’s chosen.
  • Brandy: A hunter.
  • Dattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Davies: A brash hunter.
  • Deete: A Watmarian monk who studies reality in a monastery on the outskirts of Rasan City.
  • Delti: A successful Rasan City business woman.
  • Ethan: A solider who serves Lord Benshi.
  • Frake Chi’Rhysin Chosen, Lord: Rhysin’s first chosen.
  • Gordon Chi’Benshi Bondsan: A first-sworn who leads a cadre of Lord Benshi’s bondsan.
  • Hull: A soldier who works for Lord Benshi.
  • Isaac: A trader who has a stall in the Axi markets.
  • Jamil: A solider who serves Lord Benshi.
  • Kattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Kian Chi’Benshi Bondsan: A first-sworn who leads a cadre of Lord Benshi’s bondsan.
  • Lattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Linden: One of Nabette’s business partners.
  • Maria: A young woman who lives in Rasan City. Jamil’s sister.
  • Mattatan: A trainee bondsan and first-sworn who serves Lord Benshi but is yet to swear the oath and enter full service.
  • Mubar: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle.
  • Nabette: The leader of the Nadir in Rasan City.
  • Nattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Newt: A hunter with an inconvenient talent.
  • Patrick Chi’Kian Bondsan: A member of Kian’s cadre.
  • Pete: A soldier who works for Lord Benshi.
  • Priya Chi’Benshi Bondsan: A first-sworn who leads a cadre of Lord Benshi’s bondsan.
  • Rarick Chi’Maiten Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Damar. Maiten’s chosen.
  • Raslafar: A Watmarian monk who studies reality in a monastery on the outskirts of Rasan City.
  • Rattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Rhysin: One of the true gods. The god of Rhyne.
  • Rohan Chi’Kian Bondsan: A member of Kian’s cadre.
  • Ruby: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle.
  • Sattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Sky: A hunter.
  • Solquist Chi’Rhysin, High Priest: Rhysin’s high priest.
  • Stan: A soldier who works for Lord Benshi.
  • Stef: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle.
  • Sunder: One of Rhysin’s dimin.
  • Thwart: One of Rhysin’s dimin.
  • Ulri Chi’Benshi Bondsan: A first-sworn who leads a cadre of Lord Benshi’s bondsan.
  • Vincent d’Rhyne: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle. Lord Benshi’s son.
  • Warwick d’Ardel: Lord Rarick of Damar’s brother.
  • Yartin Chi’Benshi Bondsan: A first-sworn who leads a cadre of Lord Benshi’s bondsan.

4.1 Elevation

4.2 The Pit

4.3 The Price of Admission

4.4 Jamil

4.5 Friends

4.6 The Invisible Hand

4.7 The Last Time

4.8 Telling Scars

4.9 The Grudge

4.10 Focus

4.11 A Fool and His Plans

4.12 The Traitor

4.13 Provoking Madness

4.14 Schemes within Schemes

4.15 Rhysin’s Champion

4.16 Ethan’s Choice

4.17 Forced Rivalries

4.18 A Drowning Man’s Reach

4.19 Invisible Constraints

4.20 Stomping Ground

4.21 Zagging

4.22 The Way Forward

4.23 Past and Future Debts

4.24 Empty Words

4.25 Ambush

4.26 Talentless

4.27 A Devious Contract

4.28 Dumb Luck

4.29 A Shiny Veneer

4.30 Nabette

4.31 Word Games

4.32 Tying the Noose

4.33 Blood Sacrifice

4.34 Ruthless Compassion

4.35 The Prisoner’s Dilemma

4.36 Blind Invulnerability

4.37 Two of a Kind

4.38 Fuck the World

4.39 Benshi’s True Heir

4.40 Promises, Promises

4.41 The Woolshed Monastery

4.43 Ripples

4.44 Insignia Tattoo

4.45 Benshi’s Dog

4.46 Fear and Paranoia

4.47 The Tyrant and the Monk

4.48 Too Stubborn to Die

4.49 Lord Benshi’s Favorite Killer

4.50 Marked and Unbound

4.51 An All Consuming Rage

4.52 Rhysin’s Heart

4.53 Lord Obdurin Chi’Rhysin Chosen

4.42 The Nature of Reality