Six of Us
In which Claidyne and Rys are brought up to speed.
We’ve encountered Lucks and Rememberers before, but I think this is the first mention of Finders and of Hearth-Warmers.
Chernak and Stost were wondering, just a few chapters ago, if there’s ever any need in this universe for defences against mind control!
It looks like I was right when I said that what had happened to the Department’s Healers tied in to the events at the end of Alliance of Equals.
I’m… not sure how I feel about this development. There’s something unsatisfying about a large proportion of the Department’s strength having been dealt with off-screen, even if it was as a consequence of the actions of a protagonist. Partly it’s the timing, I think: at this point in the story the difficulty should be ramping up toward a climax, not checking off things that have already been sorted out.
The bit about Rys being linked to the Bedel in a manner similar to a Healer and a patient is interesting. Presumably the entire kompani is similarly linked. I wonder if that will cause any discomfort when the kompani splits up.