Tearing Down The Statues
by Brian Bennudriti
She left tripwires in the stories we tell. This is what happens when you trip one! Misling is a Recorder, having perfect memory and expected to help build a seamless record of history. Thatâ€™s what the Salt Mystic taught us two thousand years ago when she came stumbling from the flats with her visions. Unfortunately heâ€™s probably the worst Recorder ever. So when he meets a joker with an incredible secret, the two of them are soon on the run from swarming lunatics and towering assault troops in the heart of a city under siege. As it has for three generations, the horrible Talgo family is the spark of this swelling world war; and their wily generals and scheming counselors clash their fleets in battles of shrieking steel-entrained tornados, cannonballs of lightning, and tanks the size of cities. But itâ€™s the jokerâ€™s secret that is the most powerful weapon of allâ€¦a trigger set by the Salt Mystic herself in myth, to save the world from itself.