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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...
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          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...
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              Once again, Jillian wore shackles of cold iron upon her wrists and ankles. On the parapet‘s marble floor, she crouched down on bruised knees and elbows, panting for breath, still feeling the afterburn of a series of lightning strikes that had...
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                It wasn‘t long before Judy fell to her hands and knees, vomited almost delicately on the ornate carpet, and collapsed with her face in the puddle. Jillian watched Wanda clean her up and put her to bed.“I‘m not doing it. She‘s...
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                  Huge, elegant, stupidly green. And just as stupidly empty. The City of Efbaum disturbed Jillian. It could trouble her even in the waking dream of a fresh bud.This one wasn‘t turning out to be a very good dream, either. Not at all. Despite...
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                    Jillian descended from dreams again, a hard and sudden fall this time. She wasn‘t able to hold on to any specific memories, other than a feeling of warmth and light that she immediately longed to return to.“-involved in its construction....
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                      “Where are you?” asked the mirror-white sky.“I‘m right here,” said Jillian.“No, describe it,” said the sky.Jillian frowned. Words were so dumb in a place like this. “Yellow grass. I‘m riding the...
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                        The things Jillian had learned and the things she had only imagined were smeared together in her mind, like two colors of paint on a palette. She‘d certainly lived more days in the Olive Garden, but she couldn‘t say how many. A lot,...
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                          Some funny, adorable little jester in Jillian‘s mind kept hopping up and down furiously, screaming, “GET her! Break her NECK! Now, now, now! Do it, do it, do it!”The jester wasn‘t thin and clever and deft like Jack Snipe. He...
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                            There were moments of clarity along the way, but not many. Jillian spent one frosty night in a wagon full of sawdust, looking up at the swift-blowing clouds tinged with white moonlight, wondering how close those clouds were to her nose. She thought...
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                              “Here‘s the thing about Predictamancy,” said Jillian to Crapsack, as they sliced through the icy mountain air. “When I was a Level 1 or 2, I was really excited about it. You know what I mean? My first few missions in the...
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                                Fast, vicious and dirty, that‘s how the bear-thing fought. It dodged and spun, using the two-wheeled contraption to get behind the dwagon and stab it with the hat. It literally fought circles around her. She decided to dismount and take it on...
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                                  On this journey, the physical landscape and Jillian‘s emotional landscape were two different things. For five more turns, she passed over the same dull, flat, even terrain, always keeping within sight of the forest, always looking for food and...
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                                    Thirty-one glorious move, all by air. How many fugitives in the history of the world had a luxury like this? No worries about terrain penalties. Wind in her hair instead of bugs between her toes.Jillian already knew that the enemy was no major sky...
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                                      Three turns out of the capital, Jillian was still a fugitive. The weak sun rose over her shivering body, its redness filtering down through the damp rushes to where she‘d made a little bed to sleep. Caked mud vanished from her face and hands....
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                                        Chief Jillian was learning things today, many fascinating new things.Some of those things were immediately useful, such as the fact that the stone garden where she had been held was adjacent to the capital city of Haffaton....and that the city was...
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                                          The Croakamancer had not spent much time in Jillian‘s company. She was gone for whole turns. Here in the stone garden, she often slept in one of the marble sheds. Since that first, strange evening of Jillian‘s captivity, she had not even...
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                                            “Prisoner is alert?”“Ahh!” gasped Jillian, snapping her head and trying to focus in the twilight.Lady Firebaugh had returned. She was standing beside the glass box, in the dark, peering down at her.Jillian had given up hope...