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It’s finally time for the verdict! Of course, that’s when the fun really begins This is from chapter 41 or about 100, to give you an idea of where we are in the book. I’m doing the final edit! I think.
Braeden continues to have a front-row seat, thanks to his bodyguard position. The judge, Flavia Maxima, goes on for some time about how it’s obvious that Father Landrus is a good guy and everybody loves him. BUT, he still broke the rules, multiple times. First, she fires him from his priest-job, which would be a light punishment, considering. Flavia isn’t done, however. (Edited to fit, because even ten sentences aren’t enough to contain my long-windedness)
“While his words might seem reasonable to many of you, they are not part of The Faith. Even worse, many of them contradict our faith outright. And in that matter, I have no choice but to find Edric Landrus guilty of heresy.”
There was an uproar among the Kronland rulers and their retinues although Prince Kendryk’’s face remained white and set.
“However,” Flavia continued,. “this trial has been irregular from the beginning. In most cases, a verdict of heresy carries an automatic death sentence. Due to unusual circumstances, I wish to offer the guilty party a choice.” She turned to face Landrus, who still betrayed no emotion. Braeden wondered if he’d consider a military career, now he could no longer preach. He’d never seen a cooler head.
Personally, I think ex-Father Landrus would look good in armor, but then I refuse to create any male characters who wouldn’t. I’m biased that way.
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