|“||There was no such thing as luck. Luck was a word idiots used to explain the consequences of their own rashness, and selfishness, and stupidity. More often than not bad luck meant bad plans.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
The delays have forced our band of heroes to spend the night in Aulcus. In the morning, Jezal wakes relishing the simple pleasures in life like a dried biscuit for breakfast. Logen assures him the feeling won’t last, and leads him to see something. At the window, spread out before them, Aulcus sparkles beautiful in the morning light.
Later in the morning, they come upon a square filled with statues whose faces have been defaced with scrawled messages. Bayaz explains they were once statutes of Juvens, but Glustrod destroyed them and wrote curses over them. The Magus guides them further on to a massive domed structure, the Imperial Senate of Aulcus; a place of memory for him. As they explore Jezal smells something rank. Logen smells it too and recognises the stink of the Shanka. The group flee.
As they ride, more and more Shanka emerging from the shadows. Suddenly Logen is falling, a spear protruding from his horse. About to be overwhelmed, Bayaz reaches into The Other Side and causes the buildings around them to collapse. As the earth rumbles, Logen and Ferro cling to one another. When it ends, they are on the edge of a rent in the earth, centimetres from falling to their death. Jezal tries to pull them to safety with his jacket, but it tears, sending Logen and Ferro into the blackness.1
|Jezal dan Luthar||Juvens|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Aulcus||The Old Empire||Order of the Magi||Shanka||The Other Side||High Art|
- The fact that Jezal's jacket isn't the best quality is foreshadowed in the chapter Rain.