“I take it a direct, clear royal command would simply be ignored?”

“The blinded enemy soldier reels away, cursing, to carom off the passage wall and—get his throat slit open by Wolf”

“Well, it’s nice to know that other kingdoms are home to practical, sensible delusionists”

“Along the dark passages the gleeping horrors slunk”

“Don’t let any lawkeepers hear you talk like that, Wolf.”

“Could your glib line of reasoning lead my stomach to something to eat?”

“Yes. That’d be the delusionist failing to delude us.”

“Bad governance, we courtiers call that.”