When Susan is driven by some strange unease to find quiet in the attic her husband Mark created as her refuge for her, she accidentally--or not so accidentally?--is transported to a world where her soccer-mom existence quickly disappears.
There she observes a lethal sword-match between two enemies--concerning a crime she does not yet understand--and finds herself at the mercy of warriors who distrust her as much as she distrusts them.
The People of the Verses rely on their archaic weapons and the truth of the Verses to defend them against danger that crowds upon them from neighboring kingdoms. But their enemies possess long-distance killing rays and war machines.
This episode is super special. Why? Because we finally discover Connie's Azinaean form. I was going to save it for the next episode, but it fit so well with this episode's revelations that it seemed pointless to delay it any longer. Let me know what you think!
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This week, I did something different. You may have noticed that there was a tie in the responses: half of you wanted the companions to take the otter way, the other half wanted them to take the marsh way. So I fell back on my father's old way of settling ties. My father often quotes Proverbs 18:18:
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
So I flipped a coin. Heads, otters. Tails, marsh. The result?
This episode was a lot of fun to write because, for the first time, I got to showcase the incredible superhuman abilities of fully-changed Azinaeans. Plus, we are just a few episodes away from discovering what Connie's Azinaean form is...and there are some important clues in this episode.