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I heard him use my name. " "As your Ladyship commands," he muttered. Plainly he feared losing his position as her captain. " A spark blazed in Nepanthe's eyes, a mote of fire that could easily become anger. " The anger waxed, spread from her eyes to her brow. " Rolf's manner made it obvious he wanted to be elsewhere. He hemmed and hawed, shuffled, glanced at ceiling and floor, mumbled something inaudible. " Nepanthe snapped. " "If you think carefully," she whispered, looking toward the window, "you'll remember all punishments have been for breach of discipline, not for performing duties which discomforted me!
Soon there came sounds of stealthily moving men. A giant of a man with a red beard emerged from the darkness, followed by sixty soldiers in the livery of Ravenkrak. "Ah, Captain Grimnason," Ridyeh chuckled. He embraced the shaggy giant. "You're right on time. " "Yes, Milord. " "Perfectly, so far. But the end remains to be seen," Valther replied. "We've got the hardest part to do. " Arriving as Valther and Ridyeh were opening the city gate, Turran and the others found the door of the Tower of the Moon held by a single guard.
As her savaged people dug out, the Storm Kings rode north toward Ravenkrak. THREE: Out of the Mouth of a Fool A man called Saltimbanco, better known as Mocker elsewhere, sat by Prost Kamenets's Dragon Gate, his plot of muddy earth besieged by unwashed, half-clad children. They all giggled at him, or demanded a trick. The obese pseudo-philosopher, pretend-wizard, despairing of driving them away, tried to shout over their clamor while mopping floods of sweat from his dark face. "Hai, Great Lord," he called to a passing traveler, "have your future told!