A Slave's Death

The Court of Tanniin never rejected blind slaves, but they always refused deaf ones. How do you measure time when you don’t have clocks and you are a slave in a royal palace? By the ebb and flow of sounds. Your ear is your internal clock. Without it, you are unable to answer a call and perform your duty. Blindness is a handicap. Deafness, a slave's death.


Michael Joseph Murano