|“||Something dug into the Bloody-Nine's back, but there was no pain. It was a sign. A message in a secret tongue, that only he could understand. It told him where the next dead man was standing.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Logen, Quai, and Jezal are waiting in Bayaz’ rooms to depart for the Edge of the World. Logen tries to engage with Jezal and Quai, but finds it impossible with both consumed by their own gloom. Bayaz storms into the room and demands to know where Ferro has got to. He orders Logen to track her down.
Logen finds Ferro in the street surrounded by three Practicals insisting that she come with them. Logen can tell it’s about to come to blows, and leaps to his new “friends” defence. After beating up the three, Logen asks what Ferro has done, but she has no explanation. Before they can catch their breath, more Practicals arrive, led by a woman with spiky red hair; Vitari. The pair flee up the remains of The Contest stands and onto the rooftops of the Agriont.
Eventually, they find themselves trapped and surrounded. Logen takes a beating and finds himself on the verge of battered exhaustion. Suddenly, his alter-ego emerges, the Bloody-Nine, a separate and distinct self who feels no pain, fears no enemy, and revels in death.1 The change turns the tide of the battle, and Logen lays waste to the attackers, including another Northman.
When the fury leaves him, Logen collapses shattered and bleeding. Ferro helps him back to Bayaz’ rooms. However, the Practicals have tracked them there, determined to arrest Ferro. Bayaz storms into the room and turns one of them to pink mist with his Art, making the others flee. The Magus orders the group to help Logen to his feet, and leave … now.
|Logen Ninefingers||Ferro Maljinn|
|Malacus Quai||Practical Vitari|
|Jezal dan Luthar||Practical Stone-Splitter|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Adua||The Union||Shabulyan||Inquisition||The Contest||Agriont||High Art||Order of the Magi|
- Are Logen and the Bloody-Nine the same person, two distinct people in one body, a split personality, or something else? I suspect we'll never know.