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  • Sssmoke Signals

    _Almosst sssertainly noticed, if not actually intersssepted, by Klimt the Watcher, Klimt the Observant, Klimt the Eyefully Endowed_ . . . Boys. Left town quickly. New standing orders. Don’t kill anyone. Beatings fine. Watch CoP. C. Cats. …

  • A Spoke in the Wheel

    _*We will do great things together, you and I.*_ That's what it said when I picked it up. And it hasn't spoken since. No announcements of its powers. No warnings that Balthazar had made a deal with a devil. All we know is what Balthazar's pearl- …

  • Memory Craps

    I'm sitting in meditation, trying to understand how I can remember things that haven't happened yet, or that happened before I was born, or that happened to someone else. How memory works at all, really. Are Pyrite's spells just memories? If that was …

  • Back in the White Metal Room

    Smantha padded down the tunnel barefoot. It was the only way she could match Callista’s quiet steps, though the older woman was wearing sandals. She kept her short bow in her hands with an arrow nocked. She was to stay back in the tunnel, hidden, while …

  • Or Maybe a Peacock . . .

    There were stinking feathers and blood everywhere, most of it Balthazar's. Two of the harpies were savaging the mage, near enough to lifting him into the air where they could leisurely rip his guts out. She flung herself onto the slight young man and …

  • Sarcophaguses? Sarcophagi?

    "Gui-hee-hee-hee-vrel!" _Sob. Shudder._ _Sigh._ And that was *after* -Raven- Maggie used that salamander god's Staff of Healing to restore his sanity. Somehow Jasper remembered him as being a lot less whiny and a lot more tragically noble, or nobly …

  • Crap Flows Downhill

    "Whoa, sorry, young mothers! Just crawling through, no harm to your litters ... " Can't see a damn thing down here without Balthazar's staff to light the way. It's a good thing I can talk to these regular rats. Though I assume they'll be just as …