Ras Dumas, Prologue to Veil of the Dragon

Prologue : Ras Dumas His black spotted hands trembled as Dumas drained the cup.  The wind and the rain buffeted him against the pale, cool stone of the parapet.  But none of these things could quench the fire from which he suffered. The sea roared against the jagged cliffs of the Karagas Mun beneath him.  […]