The windows are barred by four narrow concrete columns. A block of sunlight slips through the bars and into the gloom of the cell. In it a swarm of mosquitoes buzz about.
A ramshackle nest woven out of the most diverse materials. Some of the wooden support beams have begun to rot.
What if it can't be fixed?
Then it'll be torn apart and pieced back together. Regardless of any aspirations it once had, Baizhou is just one city of many.
Will the public swallow that?
The public swallows everything.
- 学者智慧 - Scholar's Wisdom
In a realm marked by turmoil and secrets, your mind is a vault of hidden knowledge. It bestows upon you unparalleled insight, from ancient laws to whispered intrigues.
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Strong Opinions, Loosley Held
Where can I charge my phone in this... dungeon.
There's an outlet here, let me just unplug this.
That's the life support!