By Richard Awlinson
When Elminster, the outdated Sage of Shadowdale, is seemingly slain, nighttime and Adon stand trial for his murder.
When Bane, god of homicide, and his allies search the misplaced capsules of destiny, a slim dark-haired girl is all that stands among Faerûn and disaster.
When a chum betrays them, hour of darkness and her partners can belief no one.
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Cyric had remained hidden underneath an overhang within the financial institution and watched the occasions at the bridge spread. He observed Midnight’s protecting sphere burst and Kelemvor turn into a panther and savage the dalesmen. males had escaped the creature’s fury—the younger, blond defend that they had met in Shadowdale, and a shirtless, red-skinned, bald guy. Cyric used to be doubtful of both man’s whereabouts. The hawk-nosed thief had visible nighttime and Adon resurface, then drag themselves up the financial institution contrary him to the woods on the southern finish of Blackfeather Bridge. There were a short second of aid as Cyric watched middle of the night circulation towards the shore, yet that feeling light as he learned that Adon had survived, too. The very considered the weak-willed Sunite infuriated the thief. Worse, he easily couldn’t comprehend why nighttime secure him. It was once that sort of silly habit from either dead night and Adon that made me observe I’d be with no them, the thief made up our minds as he crawled up the financial institution. And from Kelemvor’s lame functionality within the non-battle with the assassins—He gave himself up! Cyric cursed silently—the thief had extra the fighter to his checklist of individuals too sentimental to be depended on. nonetheless, Cyric did think a few regret over the truth that he couldn’t aid nighttime break out from Bane’s assassins. She will be disenchanted in me, the thief unexpectedly discovered, then grew offended at himself for worrying concerning the mage’s emotions in any respect. besides, he concluded, anyplace she’s been taken, she most likely believes that I’m lifeless. maybe it was once top that method. There have been a powerful bond of friendship among the thief and the mage—at least there has been earlier than the journey down the Ashaba—and Cyric knew that that form of bond may well simply get within the method of his plans. even though he didn’t care if Adon’s blood may need to be spilled in his pursuit of the capsules of destiny, Cyric didn't savour the assumption of harming middle of the night. She knew issues approximately him that nobody else alive may ever comprehend. nonetheless, he discovered that he may possibly belief her, that she wouldn't betray him. have been events reversed, Cyric used to be convinced that his friendship wouldn't end up as unshakable because the mage’s. because the thief moved a few branches out of his manner, cautious to not let them snap and exhibit his place, he pulled himself up the embankment. The small expanse of woods Cyric confronted needed to be an unnatural progress, a fabricated from the actual and mystical chaos that used to be infecting the nation-states. That used to be the single clarification the thief may possibly examine to reconcile the presence of a grove of timber in a space that had seemed barren on all his maps. even though there were no sounds that will accompany strange job within the woods—or sign the presence of the 2 final dalesmen—he used to be fairly apprehensive approximately being found whereas he used to be nonetheless unarmed. Making his option to the head of the embankment, Cyric came upon himself staring into the eyes of the blond guardsman, Yarbro. the more youthful man’s armor have been discarded, most likely to aid him steer clear of drowning. He nonetheless had his sword, although, and that sword used to be now raised opposed to Cyric, its aspect grazing the thief’s throat.