This story was released as a $5 Patreon reward on 2/7/2017.
All Sorcha and Shayat know about Ma-Halad is that Ariah might be there. They walk through the tall gold grass with a skeleton of a plan, a handful of food, and lies on their tongues.
But Ma-Halad is ruled by The Butcher of the East, an ambitious general facing down impossible orders from the Emperor himseld. Sorcha and Shayat are marked the second they appear in town. Ferreting out Ariah under The Butcher’s watchful eye will be no easy task.