He had eschewed his staff in favour of a pair of fighting sticks, more easily stowed on his back and better for use indoors. Aside from those and the rope-and-grapple currently tied around his waist, he also carried a small porcelain vase with a lid screwed on tight and bound with wire, a flask of moonshine the Palace Guards had named bastard, and a black cloth hood from which trailed a plait of horse-hair.
Nai was ready for it this time and managed not to shy away. In the alcoholic haze of his mind, the necromancer reflected that it would be frighteningly easy for her to carry out the threat.
'So if the Farlan attack?'
of the Upper Circle of the Pantheon Amber – Nickname of a Menin major in the Cheme Third Legion Ankremer, Major Belir – Farian soldier, bastard of the previous Duke
the Circle City Aracnan – Immortal wanderer of unknown origin Ardela – Farian devotee of the Lady, first in Cardinal Certinse's employ,
against the Gods. His true name has been excised from history Asenn – Goddess of Rain and Snow, daughter of Lliot Astin – Mercenary-turned-penitent of Ushull in the Circle City Atro – Previous Lord of the Farian before Lord Bahl Ayel, High Priest Ora – High Priest of Vasle and advisor to General