6. Zealots and Ascendants

6. Zealots and Ascendants

Zealots and Ascendants is the sixth book of Cogs. Set six years before the Cleansing and following directly on from the events in The Tyrant’s Throne, Lord Benshi is dead, and Ethan is free to leave Rasan City, but Rhysin's new chosen is vulnerable and without allies...

Read episode 6.1 Transfer of Power

  • Adacan Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Bailey Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Baurice: A warrior who served Lord Benshi.
  • Benshi Chi’Rhysin Chosen, Lord: Lord Obdurin’s predecessor as Rhysin’s chosen.
  • Callum Chi’Kian Bondsan: A member of Kian’s cadre.
  • Carta: A housekeeper who works in Frake’s Stronghold.
  • Clement: A Mawtarian emissary.
  • Damorsin: One of the true gods. The god of Mawtar.
  • Deete: A Watmarian monk who studied reality in a monastery on the outskirts of Rasan City.
  • Doran: Duman’s sister.
  • Duman d’Rammas: A young man from Mawtar.
  • Ethan: A solider who served Lord Benshi.
  • Fildani d’Mawtar: A Mawtarian emissary.
  • Gordon Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Hull: A soldier who worked for Lord Benshi.
  • Iris: A Charoonian emissary.
  • Isaac: A trader who has a stall in the Axi markets.
  • Jamil: A solider who served Lord Benshi.
  • Jont: An Adandian emissary.
  • Kattan Chi’Mattatan Bondsan: A member of Mattatan’s cadre.
  • Kian Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Linden: A wealthy member of the Nadir.
  • Maiten: One of the true gods. The god of Damar.
  • Maria: Ethan Godkin’s lover.
  • Marlan Chi’Turin Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Turintar. Turin’s chosen.
  • Mattatan Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Misil Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Mubar: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle.
  • Nabette: The leader of the Nadir in Rasan City.
  • Naganapoor d’Shell: A Balimarian emissary.
  • Nisha Chi’Priya Bondsan: A member of Priya’s cadre.
  • Obdurin Chi’Rhysin Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Rhyne. Rhysin’s chosen.
  • Patrick Chi’Kian Bondsan: A member of Kian’s cadre.
  • Pete: A soldier who worked for Lord Benshi.
  • Priya Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • Rarick Chi’Maiten Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Damar. Maiten’s chosen.
  • Rasalafar: A Watmarian monk who studied 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.
  • Robert Chi’Gordon Bondsan: A member of Gordon’s cadre.
  • Rohan Chi’Kian Bondsan: A member of Kian’s cadre.
  • Rorta Chi’Damorsin Chosen, Lord: The Lord of Mawtar. Damorsin’s chosen.
  • Ruby: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle.
  • Solquist Chi’Rhysin, High Priest: Rhysin’s high priest.
  • Stan: A soldier who worked for Lord Benshi.
  • Stef: A member of Lord Benshi’s inner circle.
  • Stephan Chi’Gordon Bondsan: A member of Gordon’s cadre.
  • Sunder: One of Rhysin’s dimin.
  • Thwart: One of Rhysin’s dimin.
  • Tiatagora: The Lord of Balimar.
  • Tysin: One of Lord Benshi’s bastards.
  • Ulri Bondsan: A first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.
  • 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 Bondsan: The first-sworn in a Rhynsian cadre.

6.1 Transfer of Power

6.2 Untethered

6.3 Contenders

6.4 Better Together

6.5 Onslaught

6.6 Dishonored Dead

6.7 Spite and Hate

6.8 Broken Bonds

6.9 Collusion

6.10 Sacred Oaths

6.11 Playing the Edges

6.12 Emissaries

6.13 This Momentous Occasion

6.14 Meaningless Verbosity

6.15 The Art of Diplomacy

6.16 Duman d’Rammas

6.17 Sleep Will Come

6.18 The Sly Assassin

6.19 Defensive Systems

6.20 Attack Surface

6.21 Just Do

6.22 Old Dogs

6.23 Mawtarians

6.24 Warwick’s Feint

6.25 The Idiot Brother

6.26 Invisible People

6.27 Whispers of Power

6.28 Watching the Suns Rise Again

6.29 One Bad Decision After Another

6.30 Brothers in Arms

6.31 The Fate of Vincent d’Rhyne

6.32 Mutual Consideration

6.33 Kian’s Question

6.34 Seeing Quadruple

6.35 Crisis of Confidence

6.36 Dead Ends

6.37 The Regulator

6.38 Statistical Models

6.39 Hidden Intent

6.40 Shadows and Whispers

6.41 Predictable Idiot

6.42 Out of Options

6.43 Gatekeepers

6.44 Shibboleth

6.45 Betrayal

6.46 The One They Forgot

6.47 Inhibitions

6.48 Chaos and Mercy

6.49 Obdurin’s Semaphore