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It's a curious sort of exile that has the once great Ser Cauthrien reduced to living in a backwater town with no armor and no weapons. But when bandits come and the local bann has no aid to offer, it makes sense to give up what seems like such a little thing to protect her new home.
But the bargain isn't exactly what she expected, and soon a Grey Warden comes around looking for an answer to a rash of sudden, violent deaths...
A spiritual sequel to And Rise, a sort of companion fic.