|“||I’m not upset that you tried to kill me. But to make such a pathetic effort at it? We’re professionals, Morrow. It’s an insult, that you thought this might work.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Harlen Morrow has requested a meeting with Glokta to agree some mutually beneficial arrangement. Figuring it’s worth a shot, Glokta walks through pig shit in a slaughter house to where Morrow is waiting. Morrow tries to make small talk, complimenting Glokta on his work in Dagoska, but the Inquisitor demands they get down to business.
At that moment, Morrow reveals that the meeting is a ruse to have Glokta removed from the board, as two thugs approach bearing concealed weapons. Morrow seems pleased with himself, while Glokta is almost disappointed; did Morrow really think he would come unprepared. Suddenly, a bow string twangs and one of the thugs drops, and Vitari appears to kill the second. Then Severard jumps out and stabs Morrow through the neck, getting blood all over Glokta. With resignation, Glokta orders his Practicals feed the bodies for the pigs; apparently they’ll eat anything.
Walking back through the Agriont, Glokta is snatched by two goons, and with a hood over his head taken to rooms deep beneath the city. Wondering whether it could be Valint & Balk, Marovia, or even Sult himself, the hood is removed to reveal Carlot dan Eider. Despite warning her never to return to Adua, Glokta isn’t terribly surprised. She informs Glokta that she abducted him simply to settle the debt between them for saving her life, and warns him that the Gurkish are coming, backed by a massive fleet. Glokta is sceptical, but she doesn’t care, she considers their debt is settled. Glotka asks if he’s free to go, and she agrees, but assures him that should anything happen to her, a note will be delivered to the Arch Lector detailing how she survived Dagoska. Glokta skulks away, grumbling how no good deed goes unpunished.
|Sand dan Glokta||High Justice Marovia|
|Harlen Morrow||Arch Lector Sult|
|Practical Shylo Vitari|
|Carlot dan Eider|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||Dagoska||Agriont||Valint & Balk||The Gurkish Empire|