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This comes shortly after Ilsi and Reshma test and confirm that Tyk is the real deal and he’s back on their side. You could tell from last time that they really wanted to check, since the forest is a pretty trippy place. A few lines later, Tyk is able to tell them more about what he’s learned behind enemy lines. Things don’t seem to sound good for Ilsi:
“I know, Tyk. He’s got a huge army and I’m sure he wants me in it because I’m an Ice Chanter and I have Swift,” Ilsi said bitterly. “He’s like a toy collector that wants anyone special to be his warrior.”
“I don’t think you understand,” Tyk said. “This isn’t about making you his soldier—he just wants your powers. He will keep you alive until he takes what he wants. He doesn’t want Ice Chanter powers or else he’d keep me on a tighter leash . . . he wants Swift.”
After a few seconds of silence, Ilsi murmured,
“Well he’s certainly not the first.”
What can I say? Ilsi’s a pretty popular gal! For those catching up, Ice Chanter powers seem pretty self-explanatory: Ilsi can create and manipulate Ice. Swift is an ability that makes her run very fast. She’s still not sure what makes that ability so special, but she’s not keen on sticking around to find out.
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