|“||You do not know me, old fool pink with a dirty beard. Do not pretend to understand me, or to know what I know, or what I have been offered. Why should I prefer the word of one old liar over another? Take your birds and keep your nose to your own business, then we will have no quarrel. The rest is wasted breath.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
As they ride, a battlefield opens up around them, littered with dead bodies. Suddenly, the Magus Zacharus1 comes striding toward them as if from nowhere. He claims the dead are the work of his protégé Goltus, who has defeated his brother Scario. He’s now on his way to Darmium to crush Cabrian, and make himself undisputed Emperor.
Zacharus questions what Bayaz is doing in The Old Empire, surely Khalul is in Gurkhul. He soon realises what Bayaz intends, and doesn’t like it. He tries to deter him from his course, even offering to join him in fighting Khalul—the Magi united. However, Bayaz rebuffs the offer, that time is gone. It is The Seed or nothing. Zacharus fears for the outcome, and hopes he fails. Bayaz points to the chaos of The Old Empire; Zacharus’ hope rarely comes to anything.
Locations and Terms Edit
|The Old Empire||Aulcus||Order of the Magi||Darmium||Gurkhul||The Seed|
- Zacharus’ reaction to Malacus Quai is interesting. It’s been quite a personality shift for the young-man, but Bayaz seemingly hasn’t noticed until someone else points it out.