The new chapters have been sent to the Moderators to be posted.
This week's chapters open with Margie K's Apprentice, Celeste, and detail her various mistakes. She unwisely joins a supposed friend outside the shell and is captured by those from the wizard's Council, who proceed to use her for their own purposes.
On returning home, Margie K learns that Celeste has been kidnapped by the Wizard's Council and determines to rescue her, but she is overconfident in her abilities and becomes trapped
With a lot of patience and time, Margie escapes from the trap and kills the guards but can't find Celeste. She does locate another Talent who is in trouble and goes to help him, but is attacked by Magic stealing creatures and is fading fast as the chapter ends.
Both of these are fairly short chapters, but they establish a number of major characters in the story and lead to the continued search of the corridors and chambers under the Wizard's headquarters building.
Enjoy these two chapters. More next week.