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Stygian Codex - Chapter 6Chapter 6
They arrived in Brattford in the evening. Brogan was already gone when Que and Smoke got up the next morning, the buggy no longer by the airship. Smoke told Que that Brogan had probably gone to run errands and suggested they do the same, indicating her file on the Blackthornes, as he handed her breakfast.
"Too bad the details aren't more specific," Que sighed, reading over the files again. "It just says that some are here in Brattford. It doesn't give addresses or anything."
"You'll have your work cut out for you then," Liam chuckled, lighting a cigarette. He blew a few smoke rings before he added, "I need to run a few errands myself, so it looks like we'll all be out for the day."
"We'll meet you back here later."
He began to head off the ship.
"Let's start looking, Que," he said.
She bounced to her feet and followed after him.
"At least you know this city pretty well, right?" she remarked as they headed down the alleys. "And know all the right people to
Her CatalystAs she walks through the maelstrom, the words trace upon the tips of her fingers and press into the stone. Every brick, every crack in the concrete, every crossed and angular stroke in reds and blacks and oranges. The drips of the gasoline pool around the base of her boots, slosh as she steps over the burst pipes and the rubble.
So much rubble. So little outcry. The silence of the city grates on her eardrums and the mantras she'd been forced to memorize. The Seers demanded they observe thirteen years of recitation before they attempt to weave their first World together.
But who other than the Seers can claim the incantations that knot the skeins they twist and pull on like reins hold fast? When have any of the Sisters recorded the visions they traced upon space-time and recited them, left them open for critique and discussion and debate?
Which is why she walks through the chalky soot of the smashed city around her. This all
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