“Jeri began muttering the words she learned long ago to take someone’s power for the rite of Mara. She murmured each syllable until her hand burned, her arm seared in pain, and her chest, legs, eyes, and core felt like white fire. She fought the torture and dominated the resistance, forcing the agony into the cold depths of her essence. Deeper and darker it receded, until the excruciating rawness subsided, and Jeri came back to herself, clutching the crown of the mortal at her feet. Jeri removed the obsidian knife from the root of Kat’s body. Kat must live to experience sorrows, death, time, and impermanence in humanity’s full extreme. This would be Jeri’s satisfaction and ultimate victory.”
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