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The Herald (High Fantasy, Short Story)

Synopsis: The Splinters are a broken territory, divided among various noble and ignoble characters. On any given day blood may spill, victory may be claimed, or travesties may occur. No citizen ever truly knows the joys and struggle of monotony. On this particular day, a Herald arrives, and what he brings will shake all of the lands.

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