Halan is extremely ill; he has lost so much weight that his skin is shriveled and he is not even strong enough to cry. When he is brought to the petition, Lightsong can see that Halan's Breath is so weak that he will be dead before the end of the day, if not almost immediately.
Lightsong declines Halan's mother's request and is frustrated by constantly turning away desperate petitioners. Halan and his mother are led away by the guards.
|Characters||Vasher · Vivenna · Siri · Lightsong · Denth · Susebron · Llarimar · Bluefingers · Blushweaver · Nightblood|
|Places||Hallandren · T'Telir · Idris · Kuth · Huth · Tedradel · Court of Gods|
|Magic||Awakening · BioChromatic Breath · Drab · Heightening· Ichor-alcohol · Lifeless · Returned|
|Mythology and Lore||Endowment · Austrism · Five Scholars · Iridescent Tones · Manywar · Kalad's Phantoms|