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    • Titan
      Diecast was nothing much to look at from above: brown bricks, round turrets, squat buildings, a couple vegetable gardens, and one unremarkable tower with an onion-domed lookout post at the top. Level 2 cities weren‘t built to be pretty, and...
      • Titan
        Something smelled fishy and fetid when Jillian awoke. Right, the foggy, boggy lake below her. Stars were up, the moon was down, and dew was dripping from their gear. The Wonderful Royal Expeditionary Company of Doom (WRECD) had slept in the sky...
        • Titan
          Jillian rounded another corner and found another dull flight of stairs to climb. Her sandaled feet plop-plopped up the steps without enthusiasm. Jack Snipe followed, kindly walking her back to her suite, much like helping an incapacitated unit off...
          • Titan
            “Princess Jillian, fust let me say ‘welcome home.‘ The side is sustained in paht by your wuck in distant lands. And I thank you.”Jillian had to parse the Court-speak of that opening. “I” thank you, not...
            • Titan
              Even tea ceremonies have their natural limits. Royal patience might be infinite, but at least Royal stomachs and bladders are not. As various members came and went from the table, words of idle conversation flashed and forked around Jillian like...
              • Titan
                Her personal chambers had been preserved all these turns, just as she‘d left them. The ample room contained a canopy bed, silver candelabras, a teakwood armoire, and plush green carpeting.Jillian sniffed her indifference, and began unbuckling...
                • Titan
                  Yeah, there were grander capitals in Erfworld. That was true.Jillian had seen cities woven from black iron, cities of soaring brass arches and snowy-white marble, a jumble of complicated little aqueducts beneath a rainbow-tinged waterfall, a city in...
                  • Titan
                    When Faq's turn came, Jillian called out a cursory farewell to Lord Sidehug and lifted her group to the skies. They left the hex on a misdirection heading. She took them as far out as they could spare the move for, then turned sharply and made for...
                    • Titan
                      The morning dragged on, and Jillian's stomach went sour. She'd dutifully reported the encounter to her father's court by hat, and there wasn't much to discuss with her warlords once they'd settled on a plan.Boredom in the field was its own kind of...
                      • Titan
                        Chip Tunage, the Earl of Otoh squinted up and tsked at the sky. "That's dawn, Chief," he said, running his fingers through his messy black hair. He had slept in the saddle, and no start-of-turn cleansing had straightened out that tangled nest....
                        • Titan
                          Before dawn, Wanda assembled a light pack. She would return in three turns' time, with fresh troops and hopefully fresh ideas. Her pledge to Father would be carried out while he lived. She was taking to the road to hurt Haffaton for him, and for...
                          • Titan
                            In his new, more lushly appointed reception, Lord Firebaugh called his Chiefs to war council.Seventeen turns had passed since the air battle. Nine since they'd pulled out of Coolminton and razed it for Shmuckers, leaving their side only the city of...
                            • Titan
                              In Wanda's suite, a silver chocolate service sat upon a side table. When she'd boosted the tower, a few such nice little changes in design, decor, and accouterments had crept in from her mind's eye.She left it there untouched. Talking to the Lady...
                              • Titan
                                Out in the field, monotony was ice and rocks and endless road. At home, it was stairs. Wanda and Clay trudged up them in silence. All Wanda could think to say about Clay's confession-under-duress was, "That is likely something you should keep to...
                                • Titan
                                  Wanda stepped through into Goodminton's portal room shortly after the turn had begun, and found Clay waiting for her."Hey. I had a thought, Chief," he said, rising with an ear-splitting scrape of wooden chair legs on the stone floor. He didn't look...
                                  • Titan
                                    The way back to Portal Park from the Raiment District wasn't something Wanda actually knew, but it didn't matter. From anywhere in the Magic Kingdom, the park had a kind of pull. It was not a physical sensation, but a natural tendency for a caster's...
                                    • Titan
                                      "What the enemy brings you, you usually don't know until they're on you," Fritz had said, back when they were still two days' ride from home. "But here, we've got the count. We know just what we're facing. It's like having a Lookamancer for...
                                      • Titan
                                        The gray sky above the City of Goodminton was dark with the forms of "allied" flyers, separately huddling in two large storm clouds. Two warlords were engaged in parley by the tower top; one was mounted on a fat Buttress and the other simply had the...
                                        • Titan
                                          The numbness was strange, almost worrying. Fritz wailed over Tommy's chest. Mack felled a pine sapling with one stroke of his claymore, screaming out in rage. Cakes turned away, sank to his knees beside his nickelhorse, and wept into a snowbank....
                                          • Titan
                                            The note read: They ask me again? My daughter for armistice? A good ruler would surely accept this offer, but I don't suppose I can claim that distinction. Time and again, the Lady Temple advises that my decisions cannot affect what has been...