The Marquis’s Destruction, at least as regards the perceived threat of the City, exists in many versions; it is a very old story, going back over five thousand years – before Thaw went to Uruk. It has become somewhat of an underlying tale – for instance influencing that part of The Mountain King & the Silver Queen (which Alentir reads in Maer Anht) where Sahrahnylii & Jouphah fight the Demon of Intemperance.
The version given here is based on that told by Lasith to Owel in Bearcomb Cove, with colouring provided by Owel’s perceptions & experiences on Earth, & the technological advances & ideological simplification he feared were gaining ascendency.
Part 1 – Nightmares of Destruction
Part 2 – Worlds Under Heaven
Part 3 – Kill or Cure
Part 4 – City of the Plain
Part 5 – The Archon’s Struggle
Part 6 – After the Day