“I saw one of their ‘registrars’ down the hill,” he said at last. “A few people came out and approached him. They looked really scared. But they weren’t killed, and they weren’t taken.”
“What happened to them?”
“The registrar wrote some information in a ledger,” he explained. “Then he gave them some kind of yellow pin to wear and sent them on their way.”
“Then you think the truce is sincere?”
“I do. Or as sincere as bureaucrats of the Dark can be expected to be, at any rate.”From Sanctum of the Archmage: Dawn of Chaos – The End of the Beginning, Chapter 20 – The New Order, by Tony Andarian, now available from Andarian Publishing.
The Queen glanced at Lindas. “The Horde will send a second wave,” she continued. “Eventually. That won’t be battle demons and dragons, though. It’ll be Hellman clerks and thugs. To establish and enforce a bureaucracy.” She sighed. “That’s the ancient pattern of conquest by the Dark.”From Sanctum of the Archmage: Dawn of Chaos – Aftermath, Chapter 4 – The Muster of the Elves, by Tony Andarian, soon to be published by Andarian Publishing.