49. The Usual High Cost of Blood and Treasure

Soundtrack and Video: Adam Ant, “Shakin’ All Over,” Live 2011 Once breakfast is over, there are further delights in store for Tereus. This is the day when he and Marcus go through a ritual where Tereus pretends to have an independent opinion about estate matters, and to ratify or veto Marcus’s decisions. Every week Tereus […]

42. Proper Channels

Inglorion wakes from trance at dawn the following morning. The candle has burned down, and has not taken the bedclothes, bed and inn with it. The previous night’s storm has passed, leaving the air damp and chilly, the sky clear. The inn and docks are waking up — people are eating breakfast, ordering conveyances, working […]