[LMB] The Assassins of Thasalon - Chapter 3

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 21 16:28:19 BST 2021



Adelis's aide brings his gear from the fort - Adelis can't say goodbye to all those
men who've served him so faithfully. That's a bit of a wrench, but unavoidable.
Nikys is going  to pass on messages from Adelis, later (far better than Adelis
writing letters, he's not a very good correspondent.) And then he's off to the
boat, and a - hopefully - triumphant return home.

Pen clears his family out of the house - he's very protective, because he knows
the risks - and he waits. And after all that, the capture is easy - snip a rope, use
his rat-sleeping technique, and it's done.

It's rather nice that he has trouble finding a suitable dungeon in the entire
city. And the one he finds was used as a rubbish dump in a warehouse - that's
a really good sign of the times.

So Pen now has a young woman, mother not maiden, with a terrified ferret
curled up in her brain. Dubro comes to help with the sorcerer-guarding. He
and Pen agree that she's not behaving like a proper assassin, who should have
left after missing, and let another team take the next shot.

What about her companion? Is he still around? Reporting back? Will it be
a problem for Adelis?

Pen sends to the head of his Order - in the winter capital - to find out about
getting her to a saint for demon-removal. That would be a fun trip.









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