The Bright Path is good for the soul, if you’ve got one handy. If not, it’ll do as a really attractive paperweight.
Rufus Snugg and his friends make a new toy, but toys aren’t a solution to Rufus’s problems. Devi gets the latest news from home, and Daven gets a black eye for his trouble. Basil’s machinations bear fruit, as a certain ring-bearer plunges to his death in the fiery abyss.
Sir Richard makes a long journey through the black to a cup of black coffee at journey’s end. In Finery Valley, Daven and Rufus learn two very different ways to play peacemaker.
Reporters report, enthusiastically. New explorers arrive at Finery Valley, and new deals are hastily made. Merrily makes a decision, and Cyrus delivers two lectures. Jonathan finds an ugly place inside himself, and earns a broken wrist for his trouble.
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