The Conqueor’s Witch – 11: The Two of Wands – Dominion

 

“Why?” Mara asked.

“Enrio the First. Enrio the Great. The First and Last, Lord of the Dominion, etc. etc.,” Jazmynde said. “That is what the Leader’s wanted to be called at the end. At first, his stated goal was unity of the campuses against the greed of Earth. It was a possible solution to a real problem. When the campuses on Mars didn’t fall in line… well, the Roman Cassius said that a man isn’t rich until he can afford his own army. Enrio was fabulously wealthy from exploiting the very campuses he wanted to unify.

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The Conqueror’s Witch – 10: The Eight of Cups – Indolence

Jazmynde’s ship, white and gleaming, arced its way to Titan. Behind it, there was the crescent of Saturn with a straight sliver of ring bisecting the horizon.

Jazmynde finished reading her reports – a general information dump gathered from general broadcasts across the system. It was signal noise from every campus in her range, some of the waves being so dim that she had to account for the stretched wavelengths reaching her. It was hard separating the wheat from the chaff in all of that radio pollution, especially with the broadcast hiss coming from the Jovian planets.

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The Conqueror’s Witch – 9: The Magus – Part Three

The suite was smaller than the one Jazmynde assigned Mara. The lights were a dim amber, the color of a setting sun. Mara sat cross-legged on the floor, back resting on a couch. She was dressed in a “fat suit” – a weighted, full-bodied, white unitard that helped people acclimate to lighter gravity environments.  Two comfortable chairs flanked her.

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