• Raven, Chapter 9-b

    Edvin cleared his throat. “I believe our primary concern this night is Raven’s peace agreement.” Two other heads nodded in agreement. Raven simply watched him, her hands calmly folded in her lap, her face impassive. “I believe,” she said, “that is what has been causing the problems between us lately.” “When the original Thief Lords created the council,” Deryk said, “it was to ensure we wouldn’t off each other and create a single Thief Lord who would become a tyrant.” “Very true,” Corinn murmured. “I believe my peace agreement takes care of that very nicely,” Raven said almost off-handedly. Edvin nodded. “It does. As Thief Lords, we naturally want to…

  • Raven, Chapter 8-b

    “Thief Lord Corinn is here to see you.” Edvin turned from the window he had been staring out of. It had been far too long since he’d looked out of his library window and seen day light. He was loathe to turn from the sight, but business was business. Besides, Corinn was not easily dissuaded. Unlike the other Thief Lords, Edvin chose to base himself above ground. It gave him a great vantage point, especially since his building was three stories high and his private quarters were on the third floor. He could see most of the slums from his windows and had the perfect vantage point for looking out…