Gallow prodded at the dead Lhosir with his foot. Arli Hammerhands. He’d called himself that as he’d squared up to Gallow and drawn out his sword. Thirty seconds later he’d been dead. Stupid Lhosir pride, always the same. Gallow told them his name, and then they tried to kill him.
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