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      She couldn‘t technically get lost in her own city, but Jillian took as many random turns and sudden jogs and detours as she could. Like most Level 5s, Efbaum had buildings enough for thousands of units in it, all standing empty and unused.She...
      • Titan
        The three Archons stood on the brick pavement, surrounding Jillian in the street. A chill breeze curled around Efbaum‘s emerald towers and outbuildings, softly whistling.“Is that real?” asked the Chief, staring at the bright pink...
        • Titan
          “What does it feel like?” Jillian asked.“Like nothing at all,” said Jack. “Until I try to think about it. Then it gets a bit headachy.” He squinted into the distance, looking at nothing but the blank green side of...
          • Titan
            Shadows had moved, lengthened. It was late afternoon now, and still King Banhammer had not emerged from the Wizard‘s Hall. Charlescomm had still not ended turn. Their rations hadn‘t popped.“I wonder if we might acquire a meal from...
            • Titan
              Past the point when dreams go dark, there is the mercy of a deep sleep. The visions and landscapes, the patterns, the otherworldly dimensions all slip away. Something still happens to you in that place, but the experience of it is lost.Jillian had...
              • Titan
                “Track her, Jack!” shouted Jillian to the bird. It perched on the daemon‘s shoulder, ruffling its wings with agitation as they climbed into what was arguably the sky. The gwiffon had assumed Rusty‘s pointy-eared form as soon...
                • Titan
                  The little brown bird circled the jester‘s head, dipping and cresting. It paused each time it peaked in flight, turning its head frantically to look around. Behind it, green towers smeared and streaked to sky blue and smoke gray. It began to...
                  • Titan
                    There was just one second, in the air, with her head tilted back to see the bright sky, when Jillian thought she was flying up to meet the Titans. This was it. Her life was over.Then she landed hard on the stone floor of the courtyard and rolled...
                    • Titan
                      “It‘s been a big day in Haffaton!” said Charlie. “Hasn‘t it? You know, most of what goes on in Erfworld is pretty dull, after a while. It‘s all the same ebb and flow of battle, conquest, alliance, diplomacy,...
                      • Titan
                        “What do I say?” exclaimed the Overlady, “I say, that is your proof!” She pointed at Lady Firebaugh with a stiff right arm, her other arm tugged along by the iron cuff. “A monster! She knows how many units we have in...
                        • Titan
                          When the defendant was at last allowed to speak, she bowed her head to King Banhammer and turned around to address the Court. The Overlady met the eyes of each juror, holding their gaze for a small but significant moment.“This trial,”...
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                            “Focus the Oculory,” intoned Sister Betsy.The Healomancer, a bright blob, shaded Jillian‘s brow with her blobby pink hand and rapidly glanced back and forth between the Chief‘s eyes. The real world wavered, then fell back...
                            • Titan
                              “I have placed a single Shockmancy charge on the tower,” said Wanda‘s voice. “Let me know when to fire it.”“She tunned!” exclaimed Marie‘s.“She sees...the gwiffons as...as blocking her...
                              • Titan
                                Jillian was blind, her target had a head start, and that target was flying. There was no obvious way to catch the Overlady, but there was nothing else to do but try. Her hunter‘s-instinct demanded pursuit of the prey in flight.“Jack, run...
                                • Titan
                                  “Protect me!” squeaked the Overlady. She quickly scampered back behind the great altar stone, eyes frantically darting among the faces in the Wizard‘s Hall.Chief Jillian advanced on her, locked into that amazing slow-time reality...
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                                    “How did I get them?” asked Judy, with a wry smile, “Why, I own them. They‘re mine, Olive. One of my, ah...loyal subjects brought them to me.” She touched Wanda‘s arm, and smiled. “Someone more loyal than...
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                                      An awkward silence filled the emerald-tinted darkness of the Wizard‘s Hall.Jillian stood to one side and watched the lot of them, keeping her lips clamped shut. She had never won any battles with her mouth, and she wouldn‘t win this one....
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                                        With her elbow propped against a hardwood cabinet, Jillian held up her head. Her eyes were half open to the dim green gloom. Absently, she stroked a petal of the stale flower in her hair.She couldn‘t sleep in this chair, wearing armor, and she...
                                        • Titan
                                          Running or floating, Jillian fled from nowhere to nowhere. She fell or swam, or was blown by winds of green dust. She swung her sword at phantoms that tapped her shoulder then screeched and fled. A flock of doombats fluttered in the cavern of her...
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                                            The Faq contingent hovered just off the edge of the tower, as Jillian sat there on the floor at Wanda‘s feet, fuming in silence at how this parley was playing out. Time and again, she‘d hear the Croakamancer ask King Banhammer a...