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    Or: the Lyctorhood of the Quinque brothers.

    "Augustine stares out past the lichen-eaten railing and down into the water. Sleep, my ass. I have slept and slept and slept all my memorable life. It doesn’t take the slog away, nor the cold, nor the feeling that time is a creature of opportunity and you are a carcass by the side of a long and miserable road.

    At last, he becomes conscious of his wallowing, to which there is only one proper response:

    Fuck this. I am finding Alfred, and I am changing something, anything - God knows stagnancy kills."

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    In a different time and place, Mercymorn remembers.

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    2,000 years later the Lyctors are born again, to finally get it right.

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    In two lifetimes, Mercymorn loses against God.

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    Mercy lives with the consequences of Cristabel's actions.

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    "We had the choice to stop."

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    The day that it happens, Mercymorn breaks her favorite coffee mug.

    It’s frankly, an absurd detail to focus on, but it sticks inside her mind for centuries, nevertheless. Her world shatters apart, and her favorite sunflower yellow mug cracks and splinters into clay shards.

    The color yellow still makes her queasy, millennia later.

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    M— gripped the grass tight underneath her fingers on the park, digging until her nails were scraping dirt and pebbles and worms. Earth was dying, and here she was destroying bits and pieces of it to feel safer, to feel like she still had a reminiscent of control. Earth was dying, and she was trying to save it, and her efforts were almost useless and her best friend in the entire world decided she was going to be a nun. 
    “Darling,” C— started.
    And M— snapped, “Don’t call me that.”
    “Darling,” C— repeated, breezily, turning her head to look at M—. She had such dazzling, lovely eyes. They were like the sky in a summer storm. “You know there’s a God for every religion. But there’s only ever been one you.”

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    ...C— doesn’t say anything. She’s afraid M— will stop her. So she says it inside, says it quietly, like a prayer. Goodbye, my friend. Don’t be afraid. I’m going to help us...

    ...Augustine is angry for a long time. He holds quite a few grudges, over what happened that night in the House of the First. He has many more regrets. His biggest is that he had not answered his brother’s goodbye...

    ...The last time they meet, after everything is over, there is already something of the sepulcher about Anastasia and Cassiopeia knows they will never see each other again.

    Nine goodbyes.

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    What happened once can happen again, right? Right?

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    "You're-- you're a nun," Mercymorn says after Cristabel kisses her. Cristabel laughs, and it's the most beautiful thing Mercymorn has ever heard.

    "Not anymore!" Cristabel says brightly. "Besides, that didn't stop us before, did it?"

    It hadn't, and Mercymorn had wondered about that, but they had both been drunk, and lust was the first circle of hell, wasn't it, the least worst of all the sins? So she had chalked it up to that and never said anything about it afterwards. She had wondered if Cristabel even remembered it. Maybe she should have realized that Cristabel had... an unorthodox, to say the least, outlook on sex. She certainly had it for everything else.

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    Cristabel was a fanatic. Cristabel was an idiot. Cristabel was beloved by all who looked upon her. Cristabel was the best part of Mercy. Now Cristabel is dead, and all that's left for Mercy to do is babysit some halfway-insane infant who reminds her far too much of a mirror.

    a study of mercy's failed mentorship of harrow, featuring dead girls and undead ghosts and some heavy projecting.

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    Harrow asks if she can sleep in Mercy's bed in order to, you know, avoid getting murdered in her sleep... which ends up leading to the revelation that Harrow's sword is haunted and needs to be taken away from her.

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    Ten thousand years is a short time to love, but a long, long time to spend in hell

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    Mercymorn was the first to crack the theory of God’s immortality alongside Cassiopeia. Augustine, later - when it doesn’t matter anymore -, will say it was him and Cassiopeia, but Mercymorn kept the carefully dated paperwork with her. After all, it was, in all but name, Cristabel’s death certificate.

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    Preserve his soul. Analyze his soul. Absorb his soul. Fix his soul in place. Incorporate his soul. Consume his flesh. Reconstruct soul and flesh. Utilize his soul.

    Augustine, sick in his tenure at Canaan House, watches Alfred and Cristabel hurtle towards an (in)evitable end.

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    After the Resurrection, eight necromancers and their cavaliers gather at Canaan House.

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    Mercy was undoubtedly a loyal servant to their Lord, but that didn't mean she had to like being sent to the arse-end of His Empire to hunt for something vague and possibly non-existent

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    Most days, Mercy is pretty much the only thing keeping Canaan Coffee House together, if only barely

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    Some wounds never heal. Mercy keeps reopening hers on purpose.

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    Alfred and Cristabel make a suicide pact.

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    You, Mercymorn, are becoming aware of a few different conditions.

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