Iris Savine-Mercatur

The conscience of one Empire. Pedestrian of fallen cities. A card player of part repute. A fine piece in a great Game. Speaker of truth to power. Renowned scholar of a potentially lethal language. The Mystic spark that sets story aflame.

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8 years ago


It gleams prefer the gold it nearly is. A phrase of far-off music passed indigenous the space behind the door: hangs in the air and dissolves. You slip the document beneath the door. There is a scrape as something retrieves it from the various other side. Possibly the faintest (and most musical) that chuckles. Girlfriend return home. You know that once you wake following morning, your eyes will certainly be brighter, an ext compelling, the tiniest smidgeon less human.

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8 year ago




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8 year ago


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Exactly one dozen and also a fifty percent lead plaques marked with the alphabet recognized to part as the Correspondence. Go that mean something? A note accompanies them: because that SCRAP. It could just it is in the meticulous lettering of grandfather Iron’s left hand.

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The Missionary & The Firebrand8 years ago

The Missionary sit upright in a high-backed chair, watching the Firebrand. She is an extremely pale; her blue eye brim with sorrow. The Firebrand stands throughout the room, eight folded. Neither of them ever seemed specifically disposed to violence, however you have cleared the room that breakables. Simply in case.

“It’s exorbitant to view you again,” the Missionary says.“I just wish it to be under much better circumstances.” She presses a knuckle to her lips; blinks tearfully.

“Oh, stop!” the cries. “I understand what girlfriend want. And you to be right. Ns still don’t know just how to enter. Yet you’ll never discover it without me. If girlfriend can find a sponsor, I’ll look for the ar with you. And also after that, let over there be an finish to it.”

The Missionary considers him. “If it have to be the way,” she says, fairly crisply.

You can hold your silence no longer.They both desire something, that much is obvious. What deserve to it be?

“The Nadir, that is called. The secret-of-secrets,” the Firebrand says, unexpectedly earnest. “Mynsicht explained it together a shield against Night’s Courier - he intended the Bazaar, friend know. Winstanley’s patroness had visions of the place. It’s been right here a an extremely long time. If ns hadn’t discovered - ”

“It’s a weapon,” the Missionary says, a little impatiently. “And a treasure.” Her this glint in the half-light.

“This is why you involved the Neath,” you inquire,“to look for this thing?”

“He came here,” the Missionary states evenly, “because the is incapable of keeping a promise.”

“Five years of work!” that retorts. “And all you want to do is market the thing.”

“I’m perfect happy selling fifty percent of the thing,” she returns.“The causes I support need resources.” She glances in ~ you. “Or, perhaps, one-third.”

You sigh. Why execute things constantly come under to money? however you are intrigued. An ext than a small intrigued. You desire in, but you also know girlfriend can’t to trust them both. You have dealt in too much deceit.

“I can fund the expedition…in return for an equal share,” friend say, directing your an answer to the Firebrand. Of the two, the has encountered you much more honestly. "You will help me command it. She will accompany us. However we need to watch her carefully.“

He smiles generally His reserve has actually melted prefer mist. "It’s so great to relocate at last,” the says. “After all the waiting. Say thanks to you. Girlfriend won’t regret this.”

The Missionary rises, regarding you coolly. “You don’t feeling you have the right to trust me,” she remarks. “I’m sorry to listen that.”

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8 year ago

The Firebrand stand at her window, spring out right into the Neath-gloom. The profile that his really is the type of point that find a home in dreams. If friend had ever before felt inclined come dream about him.

You invite that in to discuss his secrets. Gently.

The Firebrand is as agitated as you’ve ever seen him. “I’m sorry. I’m no proud of my past. I just wanted to make a new life right here below… devote myself come something finer. We understand that, don’t we, you and I? We know each other.”

You do, however there space matters you deserve to not let drop. You inquire around a certain customer of yours, a Secular Missionary who asked girlfriend to discover her husband.

“Yes,” the admits, “she’s mine wife, but also…a she-wolf. A puppet-mistress. I fled her. She desires the expertise I have. She doesn’t care around me. However I couldn’t find the last item of the puzzle. I’ll require her help, too, to uncover the secret-of-secrets. Deserve to you help? host a meeting on neutral ground? guarantee my safety?”

He looks directly into your eyes. “I can use your help.”

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8 year ago



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I am considering a profession change from author to Conjurer or Mystic. Castle both sound so intriguing, and also literary infamy is not what I’d hoped it would be.

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8 years ago

The source you last met with has sent friend a daguerreotype the the Missionary, taken as she sits outside a farmhouse in the sun. A pistol lies ~ above the table next to her right hand. A man sits at her left, however his face is damnably blurred. He must have moved throughout the duration of the plate’s exposure.

Smiling, she holds up a pamphlet. Block letter announce ‘THE LIBERATION the NIGHT:

“The liberation that night”

… that cool if vague phrase that the Revolutionary Firebrand uses. The of the mysterious reserve: the the unsure past. That is he, really?

You peer through a magnifying-lens in ~ the blurred face of the man in the daguerreotype. It’s hard to be certain.

You send word to the Missionary, requesting she fulfill with you at once.

She arrives the following evening andseats herself demurely at the far finish of your settee. She gives you one of those sudden-sunlight smiles. “You want to talk to me?”

“You haven’t been ethical with me,” you tell her. No sense in wasting indigenous on kindness and flattery. You’ve come too much for that now. “I’ve found your husband. If he is your husband. And he’s in danger company. Your keys are your own, however you had no ideal to imperil me thus.”

She gives you a startled gaze. "It’s true - I have actually led a facility life - but secrets space not solely mine, either. I wish I can be candid, however I must likewise be discreet. Allow me honour ours arrangement. Right here is your final payment, and second sum for the trouble I have actually put you too…

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The sculpted scowl8 year ago

There’s a plaster confront on the façade of a house near your lodgings. Lately, the face grimaces much more than friend remember.

Up close, the confront is as carefully wrought together a princeling’s toy. The eyeballs room wood and inlaid shell, waxed smooth sufficient to roll in their sockets. The brows are on pivots. The lips flex in accordion folds. Gears glitter and tick in the crevices. It’s Rattus Faber work, unquestionably.

Over time, you notification changes. One day, the plaster face is sneering. Is there a pattern in that changes?

You collection your functioning Rat to save an eye top top it. Casing houses and also keeping accurate, in-depth notes: the functioning Rat excels in ~ that type of task.

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He returns with a conclusive report The confront gets slowly angrier. Then unexpectedly calm again. Climate angrier. Cyclical together a moon-pearl, other than that the bicycle is speeding up.