Part 2 of An Empire Forgotten.
Ancher and Hieronymus arrive in Choy, home of the last remaining evest trees whose lumber when harvested and shaped becomes as strong as steel. Hieronymus takes up the task of translating a rare tome discovered by a Dwarvulk expedition led my Mouskainan Forgehearth.
In his spare time Hieronymus upsets the local crime boss when his successful wins at picq threatens to disrupt his profit. Meanwhile, a Hand of Brotherhood assassins arrive seeking to collect the reward Ambassador Dhalmann has offered for Ancher’s head.