Author's Foreword: This story is based upon, and expands, characters introduced in the story "Albion" by The Duke of Ramus. Readers are strongly encouraged to read "Albion " before taking up this story, which begins with events described in Chapter 9 of "Albion."
A hearty thank you goes to Mulligan for editing this story, eliminating a number of errors and enhancing its readability. Any remaining errors are my own.
Thanks also to The Duke of Ramus for gracefully allowing this incursion to the world he created and for helping this American author to speak English.