|“||Perhaps they had walked into the forge of hell. Perhaps Glustrod had opened a gate beneath the city after all.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Logen and Ferro come to beneath the upper city, on a ledge that stopped their fall. A little worse for wear, Ferro urges him to follow her into the labyrinth of tunnels. Unable to see in the blackness, Logen is forced to takes her hand; how his old crew would laugh if they could see him now.
Slowly the darkness eases and Logen can see again. In a cavern below them are three Shanka around a fire, eating human remains; the bodies of the ancient residents of Aulcus, who have never rotted. Ferro quickly takes them down with her stunning bow skills.
However, soon they come across a larger cavern completely full of Shanka, lit by hundreds of fires and molten crucibles of metal; a weapons foundry. Before Logen can stop himself his breathing changes, he feels cold, and his rage grows. He orders Ferro behind him, as the Bloody-Nine takes hold. The Bloody-Nine lays waste to the Shanka, barely able to restrain himself from killing Ferro too.
|Aulcus||The Old Empire||Shanka|