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  1. Interlude 2

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    August 16, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Editor’s note: This interlude was originally intended to post between Chapters 4 and 5. Formation of the Bitrani Enclaves It will be allowed for up to 22% of the Bitrani population (that number to be determined by those identified as Bitrani on the census) to live in what will hereafter …
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  2. Interlude 1

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    August 14, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Editor’s note: This interlude was originally intended to post between Chapters 4 and 5. Maireana stood to the back of the group of Cevati Bitrani, watching, wishing she knew what to say. It wasn’t as if Piadro and Falivia didn’t have a valid point.  The longer Saydrie spent with the …
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  3. Chapter 8

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    August 9, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “You can do as you please, as long as you don’t tell me what you’re doing.” They took the opportunity, once classes were over, to duck back into their new secret hiding place.  Saydrie was entirely unsurprised to find that both Taikie and Enrie had brought things to brightened it …
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  4. Chapter 7

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    August 7, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Secrets Told as Lies are Nevertheless Revealed “I don’t remember them being this bad at the beginning of the year.  Have things changed, or are they just doing it more – more obviously? – than they were?” Saydrie suppressed a sigh.  Taikie would get ahold of things like this and …
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  5. Chapter 6

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    August 2, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Find Friends in Valleys, Lose Them on Cliffs The whole thing had Saydrie out of sorts. He managed to get through dinner just fine, then made some excuse, before heading off to his dorm. His dorm where his roommates weren’t exactly his friends, definitely weren’t the sort he’d go to …
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  6. Chapter 5

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    July 31, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Is the enemy who will not attack truly an enemy? “You know…” Taikie turned around slowly, looking at their little room.  “This place could be set up quite nicely with food. A lot of the stuff we can grab from the meal hall stores quite wand we could set up …
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  7. Chapter 4

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    July 26, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Use the Right Tool For the Job They left in a bit of a hurry, not particularly frightened of the Cevati Bitrani but wanting to get some space between them before they recovered from the surprise.  Saydrie found himself chuckling as they got far enough away. “Did you really – …
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  8. Chapter 3

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    July 24, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Turn Your Back on Those of False Faith He’d already had more than enough excitement for the day, probably, all added up, for his entire time at Edally.  But the day wasn’t done with Saydrie yet. They had split up for no more than a few minutes, Enrie and Taikie …
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  9. Chapter Two

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    July 19, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Demand and Supply “But why does it always work?” Tairiekie was, as always when the topic came up, plaintive. “I mean, we’re in a school.” And a little bit stuck on the subject. “Somewhere, someone has to be interested in all of the amazing things that can be done with …
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  10. Chapter One

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    July 17, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    There is More to Home than Recipes and Memories Saydrie was being pursued. Since they had gotten back from the palace, there had been a number of people who wanted to ask him questions. At first, he’d assumed it was because Tairiekie and Enerenarie were already busy answering questions and he, …
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  11. Prelude: Tesdes

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    July 14, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Tesdes was doing his best to be invisible, which, he was finding, was harder than it had been before. He had done a very good job of hiding in Kekla and Riensin’s rather bright shadows up until now.  But now, now it was getting trickier. He found himself in the …
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  12. Prelude: Riensin

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    July 12, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “And then what happened?” Kietsap was – well, not exactly jealous, more like irritated. Riensin knew why, although he didn’t know if his twin understood it.   “Well, then we talked to The Emperor’s Voice and Eyes, Elalekorra, and then Lirnilalie walked in.  It turns out she’s a Princess. Or …
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  13. Prelude: Kekdela

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    June 30, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    “Do you remember?”  She had quizzed Riensin until he refused to talk to her. She had pestered Tesdes until he had picked up a charcoal and a slip of paper and drawn his memory ot the Voice of the Emperor, which, it seemed, was seven lines and a raised eyebrow. …
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  14. Prelude: Saydrie

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    June 28, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Saydrie went to pray. This was not unusual, of course; he was in a strange place, surrounded by strangers, and strange things kept happening to him.  It said in all three of the books of the Three that one should seek solace in one’s knowledge of the Three when one …
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  15. Prelude: Tairiekie

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    June 23, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Taikie was having trouble concentrating on her studies. To be entirely accurate, she was having trouble concentrating on her assigned studies. She would be in the middle of a piece on Textiles and she would look for the code woven into the strands of the fabric; she would be talking …
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  16. Prelude: Enerenarie

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    June 20, 2018 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    It wasn’t so much that her new job was vexing.  Enrie was honored to have been put in charge of the Imperial Bureaucrats searching the academy library, even if it left her little time for anything else. She enjoyed helping them find their way around the mess of the place, …
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  17. Epilogue: At the Races

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    January 30, 2017 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    It seemed that being in the favor of the Emperor, at least for the moment, had a few immediate benefits. One of those was being in charge of the imperial bureaucrats as they searched the Library. Enrie had never been in charge of people before and she found it very …
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  18. Chapter 59C – Hold Your Head High

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    January 27, 2017 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie’s heart was pounding so loudly she was certain his guards could hear it. Her throat was dry and her palms were sweaty.  And the Emperor — who was, in a way, technically her grand-uncle, although she was fairly certain the tree was not nearly that direct — was smiling …
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  19. Chapter 59B: The Emperor’s Voice

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    January 25, 2017 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    The guards were in very plain uniforms with no insignia, their colors a non-explanatory mix of red, blue, and green. Their weapons explained enough, however; each of them was visibly carrying a long polearm or a gladius and a firearm.  Something about their comportment suggested to Enrie that they did not need …
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  20. Chapter 59A: An Alarming Call

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    January 23, 2017 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    They’d been back at school for two weeks.  Enrie was entirely caught up on all her classes, and Taikie was back into reading ahead by at least a week.  Their Instructors had either forgiven them, or, in the case of those more nosy than fretful about academics, had stopped asking …
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