Cania. A distant, cold, barbaric land. When Mus'un is posted there as the new spymaster for the Fourth Corner, he assumes the most interesting part of his life is over.
He is wrong.
En route to Cania, Mus'un must pass through Greve Sindal--a land seething with rebellion. And as he is drawn to the secrets of the rebels, Mus'un stumbles across something that not even the Fourth Corner could have expected: a secret great enough that he might be able to buy his way back home.
A short story set in the world of the Rim and the Shore.
Approximately 23k words, 70 pages print.