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Oblivion - Of SecretsIt was time for the castle to sleep.
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When another day of diplomacy came to an end, the walls seemed to set to rest with their inhabitants; they somehow lost their noble aura, falling, like titanic stone creatures, in the deepest slumber. Then, the rooms would drift in their usual nightly silence, enclosing the frustrated dreams of owners as bored as they were rich.
The sun was still in sight when the guards, spread all across the castle, started lighting fires on the watchtowers. They buzzed along the halls and stairs, sending the night watchmen to their posts and looking forward to their well-deserved rest.
Eventually, in a handful of minutes, a single man was left on the bastions. He, too, was supposed to leave his post and make his way to the captain’s quarters; he lay his arms on the walls instead, watching a calm sun go down in the calmest of seas.
There was nothing new in that sunset. All evenings were quiet in Anvil.
Hyeronimus Lex was not one to be easily unne