Colonel Teyr has some questions. Citizen Ruig has some answers.
Characters: Colonel Neia Teyr (the staff necromancer), Marshal Areghyr Deguisay, Tyanit Ruig (the officiary of the Halcian Republic).
Last we saw the three of them: https://tapas.io/episode/2292304
Fun fact: in Halcian, the marshal says "the little bird sang already". Because Lieutenant Gorrion's surname means "sparrow" in her language, and the marshal's just woozy enough to go for bilingual puns. But in English, the idiom kinda got in the way :)
Unknown assassins hound the steps of Marshal Areghyr Deguisay, the supreme commander of the Halcian Republic. As the attack gets blamed on the neighbouring kingdom of Bereg and the senate cries for vengeance, Deguisay's surviving adjutants struggle to uncover the real enemy. Wish them luck, because nothing in Halcian high politics is what it seems - including, perhaps, Deguisay himself.
Meanwhile in Bereg, a court seer needs no magic to foresee a war her people can't possibly win…