October 16, 2014
Kiara's Quest, Part I (A Trashling Tale)
Deklan the healer shakes his head. Kiara's pet bird is sick and there's nothing more that he can do.
Mistress Verta says the Makers will the beginning and end of all things. Master Ember says that such is the way of all flesh, to be calcinated and perish.
The Cogger 53211 promises her a clockwork bird that will sing and never tire. Barilla the Tinker promises a hand-carved grave maker in bronze that never tarnishes.
Her parents—cruelest of all—tell her it's just a bird.