Princess Ismene appeared in chapter 2 where she struggled with Prince Thrale for control of Nammathar, the city-state that had jurisdiction over the inn (until Vish tore Thrale’s head off, took his boots, and significantly simplified the political situation). She died in chapter 13 when the Ulenites destroyed her capital of Esgavi.

The inn is surrounded, the dead walk, and Maresh has called down an ancient weapon! The Water Phoenix King returns for its final chapter, “Esopolis,” on Monday!