|“||Very good Master Quai. Your grip on the histories seems much improved. Let us not tarry on the details, however. We can leave Glustrod’s diggings for another day.||”|
Campfire Politics is the eigth chapter in Before They Are Hanged.
Chapter Summary Edit
Logen shifts uncomfortably on his horse as they crosses the great plain on their journey to the Edge of the World. The lack of camaraderie in his new crew weighs heavily on the Northman, since they will need to fight together if they were to encounter bandits. Grumbling out loud, Logen laments the lack of meat. Ferro promptly brings down a trio of birds in flight with her bow with superb ability. Logen is stunned but Bayaz explains Ferro’s acumen is due to the devil-blood in her veins; she is a distant descendent of Euz.
At night, while the group eat dinner around the campfire, Logen observes how impersonal they are to each other. In hopes of creating some camaraderie, he offers to sing some songs. Bayaz immediately squashes the idea, but volunteers Quai to tell the history of the Old Empire, and the war between Juvens and his brother Glustrod.1 By the story ends, Ferro at least has moved closer to the fire and Logen smiles at this progress.
Locations and Terms Edit
|The Old Empire||Shabulyan||The North||Devil-blood||The Other Side||Demons||Magic|
|The First Law||Spirits||Aulcus|
- We've had to wait a long time with just hints before getting this big chunk of history.
- Poor Bedesh truly gets jipped in the series. He's only mentioned four times in Before They Are Hanged, and gets another tiny one in Red Country. He very vaguely mentioned as dead, but it's never explained how. It seems the author included him just to irritate us.