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Funneled by the glass and concrete monstrosities that defined the city's skyline, a chill wind whipped past the lithe elf secluded in a shallow alcove nearly thirty stories above the busy streets below, snapping at her short leather jacket. The electronic countdown's...

Conquest: On the Road

Leaving the Court behind us, Verse and Balik were quieter than normal, without any of the usual banter that would punctuate our journeys. While I assumed his silence was due to my telling Tunon that Graven Ashe failed in his duties to take the valley, I am not one to...

MotW: Handlebars

Retiring to Dr. Long's estate, their unofficial new home of operations, with Ismene's production studio having gone up in flames, the investigators took stock of their predicament. Whatever possessions they kept at the studio had been lost -- meaning all of Seth's...

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