TDL BK I, Ch 35: Roiling Beneath the Sky
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TDL BK I, Ch 35: Roiling Beneath the Sky

Chapter Thirty-five: Roiling Beneath the Sky They call their leader Palace Lord, but what they really mean is King. With the words of his father ringing in his ears, Adiyiah Bugumtahe tossed a small artefact onto the table in the room he had been given. Only after the formation within had fully deployed and established…

TDL BK I, CH 34: The View from Under the Clouds
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TDL BK I, CH 34: The View from Under the Clouds

Chapter Thirty-four: The View from Under the Clouds  Cauciel nursed his pint. Around his table, the many other patrons of Agareyue’s Refuge seemed drunk on something other than Yinfama’s famous ales. They screamed and argued and yelled about things they had no real knowledge of. Case in point… “… I’m telling you!” some chap two…

TDL BK I, CH 33: Valuations
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TDL BK I, CH 33: Valuations

Happy Holidays Everyone! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Chapter Thirty-three: Valuations “I will admit”, Talat began. “You were right! This was something we needed to see in person.”  The Myriad Treasures Pavilion contingent had moved into one of the private booths on Ranulyn’s command so they could discuss matters privately.  “Never thought…

TDL BK I, CH 31: Preparations
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TDL BK I, CH 31: Preparations

Chapter Thirty-one: Preparations One of the elders, a short exultant named Utan Provence, rushed in. “Palace Master Kaguri!”  Seeing the two great elders in the room, he coloured fiercely and corrected himself. “Great Elder Howatt. Great Elder Dorn. I am sorry to interrupt, but the Jade Dragon Representative wishes to meet with the Palace Master….

TDL BK I, CH 30: Attack of the Ghouls
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TDL BK I, CH 30: Attack of the Ghouls

Chapter Thirty: Attack of the Ghouls Yelling angrily, Guillaume met the newcomer head-on, swinging at its head. It defended itself with a clawed hand. It was not enough. Guillaume’s sword cut deep into its wood-like flesh, only stopping where it met bone. Screaming in pain, it whipped its other hand at his face. Guillaume ducked…

TDL BK I, CH 27: Concessions
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TDL BK I, CH 27: Concessions

Chapter Twenty-seven: Concessions “Just to clarify”, Dunstan said, leaning forward. “There’s no chance of the Phantoms attacking us and seizing our mystic realm?” “Not exactly!”  “Of course not!” The two elders paused their laughter, looking at each other in surprise. Elder Howatt gestured for Dorn to explain. “I’d be concerned with his son Sacest!” offered…

TDL BK I, CH 26: Shaky Confidence
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TDL BK I, CH 26: Shaky Confidence

Chapter Twenty-six: Shaky Confidence The Dragon-Soaring Compact was an agreement between the Jade Dragon Row and the Vast Heaven Palace. Realising the importance of a vibrant local economy and wary of the outsider influence exerted by the Myriad Treasures Pavilion, Dunstan’s predecessors invested in the Jade Dragon Row, a budding alliance of several notable business-aligned…