Kasaro To, Beloved of Nozuki, Slave Master of Dragon Fleet To, and sole Relic Knight of the Noh Empire, strode through the bowels of his ship. Like the holds of all dragon ships, Nozuki’s Rage was hot and humid, the air stank of death and fear, and rang with cries of both as slaves toiled and were sacrificed to slake the Hydra God, Nozuki’s Endless Hunger.
Calico Kate watched as Harker’s flagship translated into slip-space. “Just what does he think he’s doing?” Her relic reached out a hand to snatch a struggling corsair from his feet and pulled him level to her. “I said, what does he think he is doing?”