The shield that protects the realm has begun to fail. Bathar, chief of the royal guard, cannot allow that to happen, but the price to restore the shield is too terrible. Bathar finds himself in an impossible position, except that the recovery of a forgotten truth may be the answer—to his own dilemma, and to much more.
Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 29 October 2021.
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