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Chapter Map & Epigraph
Kholinar, capital of Kholin
The love of men is a frigid thing, a mountain stream only three steps from the ice. We are his. Oh Stormfather.. we are his. It is but a thousand days, and the Everstorm comes.
- Collected on the first day of the week Palah of the month Shash of the year 1171, thirty-one seconds before death. Subject was a darkeyed pregnant woman of middle years. The child did not survive.
Map of Alethkar and surroundings, created by His Majesty Gavilar Kholin's royal surveyors, circa 1167
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