57. Giant, Clanking Brass Balls

Soundtrack: Onyx, Problem Child The drug has worn off completely by the following morning, leaving Inglorion tired and a bit hungry, but otherwise unchanged. He feels no guilt, just relief at having gotten over heavy ground lightly. He resumes his normal routine of training, attending briefings, and smoking aimlessly in the company of slaves. The Drow […]

56. Trigger Point

Soundtrack and Video: Ministry, Rio Grande Blood (Adios Puta Madres) Inglorion knew that cleanup would be difficult. The Theates clan’s water is supplied by a handful of underground springs and one major river. The river is deep and fast-moving, and only accessible from two points, neither of which lend themselves to bathing. The only eligible […]

55. Zero Minus One

Soundtrack and Video: Lo Fidelity Allstars, Battleflag Zero hour comes early. Inglorion’s instructed Theo to walk by whistling “Singing in the Rain” when the other slaves are gone and he’s leaving Antigone’s residence open and unguarded, with her alone inside. If anything goes wrong — if Antigone has visitors, or decides to attend the festival […]

37. The Second Trial: How He Became This Way

Inglorion has trusted Ajax implicitly to bar any visitors or strangers, and not to discuss his condition with anyone. His valet may have gotten reports to Philomela somehow, but Inglorion is confident that his rivals have had no information about the severity and course of his illness. As a result, they’ve had more than a […]

35. The First Trial: Batshit Crazy

Soundtrack: Venetian Snares, Gentleman Soon after Inglorion is told to compete for the Marquisate, he and his rivals learn about their first trial. Clytemnestra brings the three of them to a remote chamber, deep in the unimproved portion of the caverns. The chamber is divided by a glass wall. On the far side, there’s a […]