Golden Eyes

  Guild Circles Two days after moonwatch, Shazira sends me out of the Watchtower. “The guilds will never follow you, Yagrin, unless they know you.” “Go meet them.” I spend two days in the city, in the marketplace, the parks, and the guild halls. I’ve spent time with the healers, teaching the thunder voice, but I’m a stranger to the other guilds. They’ve heard of me, but they don’t know me. Legally, I’m newborn, and a traveler no more, yet no one forgets. The masters stare at me when they meet me, and see the three bands of color on my robe. No one has tested for three guilds in hundreds of years. I try to speak with them about their families, and the skills of our guild. They pretend to be polite, and make excuses why they can’t stop to speak right now. The truth is, many of them…

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