Sunday, April 28, 2013

Page 23

No, I mean... uh... why are you trying to help people here in Brighton? I mean... with all the horrible shit going on in the world, aren’t there lots of other places that need help...? Not that, uh... not that I think preventing murders isn’t important and all, but, ah... there are whole countries at war in the southeast, you know...

I do know, yes. The Korgum-Dozer conflict. And the Kavian civil war in the north. And Jesbol and Horsht far to the west. I’m keenly aware.

Then why are you here?

Perhaps you think I’m the only reaper in the entire world.

Hector blinked.

I’m not, just so it’s clear. I’m merely one of hundreds of thousands. And while it’s true that most of us don’t take on servants, the number of us who do still ends up being quite substantial.

So... you’re saying the other reapers have the war-torn areas covered? Because that doesn’t really--

Garovel shook his head. ‘No, no. Unfortunately, circumstances are appreciably more complicated than that.’ The reaper drifted around the side of the table. ‘Those of us who decide to take on servants and involve ourselves in the world... well, we don’t always agree with one another.

Oh, you mean... oh...

Yeah. It’s especially prevalent in war zones. Some of us will side with one army, while others side with the opposing army. Or some will form their own side, perhaps trying to protect people in the crossfire, perhaps... not.

Hector sat up in his chair. ‘Wait... are you saying... some of you guys are actually trying to make things worse?

Garovel nodded. ‘It may depend on your perspective, but... yes.


  1. And the first source of equal opponents is revealed. Sensible enough I guess, though I find a world with such unregulated death matters disturbing. Oh, and I did like the explanation of Garovels little empowering trick.

  2. Yes! I knew Garovel wouldn't be the only reaper, and I was hoping that they'd all have their own agendas! Frigging YES!

  3. That's a lot of reapers. They seem to act mostly independently, so each having their own agenda wasn't a surprise. I am curious where this story is going now.

  4. I start to read... reach page 23... I was completly caugh in the story!!! Nicely done!! Each new infos about Garovel or related to him made me love the story more each time. And with this one I had to make a pause or I won't sleep because I want to read the rest.
    Really, good job!!!

  5. Dude, I envy you. You have NO IDEA of the awesomeness in store for you. I'd advise you to take your time reading, or even better to never actually catch up with the story. Once you're caught up and have to wait for new pages, it's a downright torture (hurts so good though).