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The deposed King announced his abdication formally at noon next day, though the city already knew and seemed disinclined to resist. People seemed to think nothing could be worse than the fallen government, so corrupt had it been. Because he didn't want to flaunt his power, to aggravate historically based animosities, Turran led his soldiers back to Ravenkrak, leaving just one platoon, commanded by Grimnason's lieutenant, Rolf Preshka, to be Nepanthe's bodyguard. The other Storm Kings remained, to help their sister establish her administration, but they worked impatiently, looking forward to their next easy conquest.
What can you do? " The unanimity of their nods bought her silence. " "And throw away the key," Valther added, the only brother to whom she felt really close. She was overwhelmed. Turran's madness had infected them all. And she knew they made no idle threats. She shut her mouth and kept it that way. " Turran asked. Intelligence was Valther's responsibility. "We hold the Tower, the symbol of power. For the time being the people are satisfied. " Turran grew thoughtful. " Not risking anything, she merely nodded.
A microcosmic culture, Ravenkrak's, would fall because its people had to play their game. She grew increasingly angry as she considered the yet-to-die. Without realizing it, she was making the same arrogant assumptions she despised in her brothers. She hated their bold confidence, yet could not herself conceive of anything but victory on the battlefield of witchcraft. " she asked the night. Certainly it would, someday, if only when Lady Death's couriers called her name. There would be an end: victory or defeat.