The Duchess Quest
by C.K. Brooke Publication
Date: October 3, 2014
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“They damn near succeeded,” muttered Bos.
“But why would they leave behind their symbol to convict themselves?” challenged young Macmillan.
“Would they not wish to keep an assassination classified?”
“Not if they wish to warn the survivors—us—who we’re dealing with,” said Cosmith shrewdly. “This here?” He tapped knowingly against the symbol carved into the stone. “This is called ‘leaving your mark.’ It’s a Jordinian custom for claiming a crime committed.”
Macmillan raised an eyebrow. “And you would know this how?”
“This does not come as news to me,” interrupted Bos flatly. “The Republic will slaughter whomever they please, however they shall, to ensure their authority and control. It has been this way since they murdered my Emperor.”
“And it appears they’ve set an assassin on our tail,” said Cosmith grimly.
“So what do we do?” Macmillan looked between them.
Bos watched them, the last men standing in their now pitiful search party. “We continue,” he suggested.
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