From The Heretic Knowledge Vault
Chapter synopsis: Ian shows Anita and Paul who's boss, but has to look elsewhere for allies; Sarine and the Amraphels return Meji to Tsuirakushiti, but the ensuing negotiations don't go well
2008/11/14 Ch. 37 Cover | Ian, Meji, Sarine | Fragmentation
11/17 Anita, Paul | Ensigerum village - Good riddance to bad Ian, but stop sulking, Anita!
11/19 Anita, Paul - The Veracian Church is trying to make the best of a very bad situation; incoming!
11/21 Ian, Anita - Ian wants to talk, and his eyes are glowing, which is probably bad (for Anita)
11/24 Ian, Anita, Paul - Ian tells it the way it is, and Anita doesn't like it, understandably
11/26 Ian, Anita, Paul - Negotiations aren't going well; Ian doesn't have any friends left, poor guy
11/28 Ian, Anita, Paul - Ian "punishes" Paul and freezes a time-ninja-ing Anita with a word
12/01 Ian, Anita, Paul - Sarcasm about talking to the trolls, but Ian is OK with that...
12/03 Sarine, Jon, Meji | Taberna - The travel system is a mess, but Jon points out that things could be worse -- ironically, of course
12/05 Sarine, Meji, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather | Tsuirakushiti - Jon needles Sarine about the not-so-warm reception they're getting
12/08 Sarine, Meji, Ellis, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather, Barin - Exchange of prisoners accomplished (curtly), but Sarine introduces a wrinkle
12/10 Sarine, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather, Barin - "That went about as well as could be expected, don't you think, Barin?"
12/12 Sarine, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather, Barin, General Izayoi - A cheerful farewell from Sarine to Barin (which is not reciprocated); Jon doesn't like the layout
12/15 Sarine, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather, General Izayoi - Mocking Meji's taste in boyfriends while Sarine tries to negotiate
12/17 Meji, Ellis, Miyo, Bani, Rape-kun - Welcome home, and don't forget the heroic prisoner-of-war kitty
12/19 Meji, Ellis, Miyo, Bani, Rape-kun - Bani says Meji's in the news, and Meji makes a truly tasteless joke ...
12/22 Meji, Ellis, Miyo, Bani, Rape-kun - ... which goes over badly, although Ellis has a point
12/24 Meji, Ellis, Miyo, Bani, Rape-kun, Meji's grandfather, General Izayoi - Starting to clue in the clueless, and do you expect us to believe that, Sarine?
2009/01/02 Sarine, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather, General Izayoi - Sarine lays it on the line; the Tsuirakuans have noticed what rangers do for a living
01/05 Sarine, Jon, Meji's grandfather, General Izayoi - Sarine is getting agitated about the damage Ianilis can do
01/07 Sarine, Meji's grandfather, General Izayoi - Measured appreciation for Sarine's info, and a military mission is outlined
01/09 Sarine, Jon, Sara, Meji's grandfather, General Izayoi - First things first; the interview is at an end, and you can stay, Sarine, but don't do anything foolish (right...)
Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28 | Chapter 29 | Chapter 30 | Chapter 31 | Chapter 32 | Chapter 33 | Chapter 34 | Chapter 35 | Chapter 36 | Chapter 37 | Chapter 38 | Chapter 39 | Chapter 40 | Chapter 41 | Chapter 42 | Chapter 43 | Chapter 44 | Chapter 45 | Chapter 46 | Chapter 47 | Chapter 48 | Chapter 49 | Chapter 50 | Epilogue