The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1) by James Islington

By James Islington

"...will allure not just to The Wheel of Time readers, yet to anyone searching for a coming-of-age fable story with likeable characters and robust worldbuilding." - delusion Faction

It has been two decades because the finish of the conflict. The dictatorial Augurs - as soon as considered nearly as gods - have been overthrown and burnt up in the course of the clash, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. those that had governed lower than them, women and men with a lesser skill referred to as the reward, refrained from the Augurs' destiny in basic terms by means of filing themselves to the rebellion's 4 Tenets. A illustration of those legislation is now written into the flesh of any who use the present, forcing these so marked into absolute obedience.As a scholar of the proficient, Davian suffers the implications of a battle fought – and misplaced – ahead of he was once born. Despised by way of so much past the college partitions, he and people round him are all yet prisoners as they try to examine keep watch over of the present. Worse, as Davian struggles together with his classes, he is familiar with that there's extra to fall if he can't go his ultimate tests.But whilst Davian discovers he has the facility to wield the forbidden energy of the Augurs, he units into movement a sequence of occasions that would swap every thing. To the north, an old enemy lengthy proposal defeated starts to stir. And to the west, a tender guy whose destiny is intertwined with Davian's wakes up within the wooded area, coated in blood and with out reminiscence of who he is...

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By James Islington

"...will allure not just to The Wheel of Time readers, yet to anyone searching for a coming-of-age fable story with likeable characters and robust worldbuilding." - delusion Faction

It has been two decades because the finish of the conflict. The dictatorial Augurs - as soon as considered nearly as gods - have been overthrown and burnt up in the course of the clash, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. those that had governed lower than them, women and men with a lesser skill referred to as the reward, refrained from the Augurs' destiny in basic terms by means of filing themselves to the rebellion's 4 Tenets. A illustration of those legislation is now written into the flesh of any who use the present, forcing these so marked into absolute obedience.As a scholar of the proficient, Davian suffers the implications of a battle fought – and misplaced – ahead of he was once born. Despised by way of so much past the college partitions, he and people round him are all yet prisoners as they try to examine keep watch over of the present. Worse, as Davian struggles together with his classes, he is familiar with that there's extra to fall if he can't go his ultimate tests.But whilst Davian discovers he has the facility to wield the forbidden energy of the Augurs, he units into movement a sequence of occasions that would swap every thing. To the north, an old enemy lengthy proposal defeated starts to stir. And to the west, a tender guy whose destiny is intertwined with Davian's wakes up within the wooded area, coated in blood and with out reminiscence of who he is...

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Xalyth: drow female F7; AC 4 (drow chainmail +1); MV 12; 44 hp; #AT 3/2 rounds; Dmg by weapon (1d8: long sword or sword of dancing; 1d4: dagger; 1-3: hand crossbow bolts, 60-yard range, save vs. poison at -4 or sleep for 2d4 hours, 2 bows and 33 bolts carried); THAC0 14; S 15, D 14, C 16,I 18, W 17, CH 16; spell use (innate drow powers); CE. “Not A Lady” Xalyth rose from humble origins (as a child, she emptied chamberpots—by hand—onto her father’s dung-cart, to be taken to the fungus-farm fields) to dominate gem-dealing (and under-the-table fencing of stolen goods) in Menzoberranzan.

They turn to the moneylenders, who also act as moneychangers for outsiders. Menzoberranyr accept all surface coinages, but prefer metal or gems of intrinsic value. A drow is happier with silver or gold coins than copper pieces, because the metal can be melted and reshaped for use where the coinage is not honored. The moneylenders of Menzoberranzan also deal in trade bars, rare shells, the jarred and jellied eyeballs used by some mind flayers, all known types of gems, perfumes, and even rare foods and plants.

In the southwestern corner of Qu’ellarz’orl is the entrance to The Chamber of the Ruling Council. Its arched, ironbound double entrance doors are closed and guarded by soldiers of House Baenre and an honor guard from Melee-Magthere at all times, opening only to allow Matron Mothers and their bodyguards into and out of the not-so-secret meetings where the ruling Houses decide what befalls in the city. The Chamber is a small, natural sidecavern dominated by a spider-shaped table. The ruling Mothers sit there in tall, jewelled thrones when Council is in session, the chamber lit by a hundred sweet- 35 The Neighborhoods of the City smelling candles.

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