I decided to split part two in half because A) it was easier to write two installments at ~2k words each, and B) there’s a perspective shift halfway through anyway. Putting them together would make that more jarring, I feel. There’s more room for that transition to occur this way.
I feel really self-conscious about the dialogue coming off clunky and bloated, but Sab uses a lot of words to say stuff, and he had big things to say. So I stand by my choices. Most of them, anyway.
Niv & Sab are mine
Fioans & Lost Legends setting (C) Elray