Trieneth awoke, confused by the sight that greeted her. She soon remembered every last detail that transpired, but then became bewildered anew. Feeling the deep gash around her neck, she realized she should not have been able to open her eyes ever again. She had worked herself to the bone to become queen after the death of her parents, yet her subjects betrayed her, having regarded her as "witless." Though she had been stripped of everything, still her body moved.
Artwork by Rui Li.