Chapter 1: Beginnings

1.2 A kingdom for a name

Issud is a spectacular maze of dark, narrow paths directly carved into the mountain rock. Many corridors are so claustrophobically low that tall people need to duck. Sometimes you walk a few steps down only…

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1.4 The stranger

If you considered a brightly-lit palace interior to be weird, the throne room would have made you incredibly uneasy. There were no oil lamps, no torches, no windows. Yet the whole place was dipped in…

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