After a harrowing crawl through ancient Syrneth ruins punctuated by modern Montaigne sewer systems and various interactions with gems that may or may not steal souls, the crew of the Fantoma Reine now finds themselves face to face with personal Fate Witches of L’Emperor and their only way out of this nightmare to head through his palace, where discovery can lead to beheading. Furthermore, the witches seem to understand the problematic Black Strands bound to the captain’s heart, but will not reveal their secrets until they are free from the palace.
The inquisition and investigation of the inquisitor is underway. After encountering the Sororitas in the Library, the inquisitors learn that the saint in the catacombs was actually possessed by a demon and is being contained, not stored. An exorcism is in order. Can the Inquisition cleanse this unholy realm?
When you work as a magician, every detail of your life must remain a mystery. It makes things complicated in the day-to-day, and further complicates things when you’re implicated in stealing a seventy-carat diamond from a local museum.
Fortunately, strange victims will have strange connections, and in a pinch you may want those people who can see through your every illusion.
The crew of the Fanoma Reine has, for now at least, evaded the Inquisition forces. It was not without considerable loss: The crew is bearing a great many injuries from the fight in the palace and the subsequent fight and chase with the inquisition death squad, which left a few members subject to a hailstorm of gunfire.
Tired and bedraggled, the crew stumbled into the underground city of Petit Charouse, founded by a disgraced invisible college member, populated by the untouchables, and led by an explorer with a nasty-looking gauntlet.
The Inquisitors have been held in a month-long quarantine after their last mission led them into a Chaos Ritual. Upon their emergence and rigorous interrogation, they have been informed that their new assignment is on Assuar to investigate the death of a fellow inquisitor.
Their only lead, a video sent from the inquisitor as he died asking “Do they know what will happen when he gets out?”