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Memories of Ice
Dramatis Personae Prologue
The Spark and the Ashes
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14 Chapter 15
Chapter 16 Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Memories of Ice
Chapter 21 Chapter 22
Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Epilogue Pagination

Onearm's host, in that time, was perhaps the finest army the Malazan Empire had yet to produce, even given the decimation of the Bridgeburners at the Siege of Pale. Drawn from disparate regiments that included companies from Seven Cities, Falar, and Malaz Island, these ten thousand soldiers were, by roll, four thousand nine hundred and twelve women, the remaining men; one thousand two hundred and sixty-seven under the recorded age of twenty-five years, seven hundred and twenty-one over the age of thirty-five years; the remaining in between.
    Remarkable indeed. More so when one considers this: among its soldiers could be found veterans from the Wickan Wars (see Coltaine's Rebellion), the Aren Uprising (on both sides), and Blackdog Forest and Mott Wood.
    How does one measure such an army? By their deeds; and that which awaited them in the Pannion Domin would make of Onearm's Host a legend carved in stone.

East of Saltoan, a History of the Pannion Wars
Gouridd Palah

Vision Plain[]

Whiskeyjack approaches the Mhybe, who has been having nightmares of a faceless menace pursuing her. He asks her of it, and she says that it is Death, coming for her. He tries to reassure her, but she curses him for it. He later appeals to Korlat, who tells him that Silverfox has withdrawn from their company. Silverfox is now feeding on the Mhybe's life force in earnest, but at the same time she feels abandoned by her mother. Whiskeyjack talks to Silverfox who is being guarded by two female marines. He tells her she brings her isolation upon herself, but she dismisses this, thinking it to be the natural way of things for leaders such as them. Just then, the Trygalle Trade Guild arrives with supplies for the army. Their entrance is dramatic, as a deluge of blood from an elder god gushes from the warren they use. They confirm that the warrens are poisoned.

Kallor sits on his old throne while burning a Century Candle, which helps relieve some of the effects of old age. He thinks on the irony that the Crippled God was summoned to get rid of him, yet a millennium later, he is now a more dire threat than Kallor ever was. Gethol suddenly appears, and tells Kallor that High House Chains is newly formed in the Deck of Dragons, and that they need a king. Kallor is dismissive at first, thinking that the house will be assailed and that he will have to bend the knee to the Crippled God. Gethol assures him that the House of Chains operates independently of the Cripple God. Kallor agrees on the terms that the Crippled God provide him an opportunity to strike at Silverfox.

Whiskeyjack is feeling more tired than he has in a long time when he is approached by Korlat. They speak on the relationship of mutual respect formed between the Bridgeburners and the Tiste Andii during the time of Blackdog Forest. He mentions finding a dead squad of Tiste Andii and how the Bridgeburners buried them in the Malazan style, and that the only valuables they had on their person were knotted pieces of coloured cloth and small pebbles. Korlat invites him to her tent, saying she wishes to start a relationship with him. They speak briefly on how Tiste Andii find little joy or companionship with others of their kind, and that children often result from boredom more than anything else. Whiskeyjack maintains that he is honored by her offer, and produces several knotted pieces of colored cloth and small pebbles, saying he kept them to honor the Tiste Andii.

The Mhybe dreams she is being carried through the air by an undead dragon. After it releases her and has flown away, an unseen voice speaks to her. Answering her question it tells her 'we're here' and that she will see them when she is ready. The voice tells her that Kruppe visited Silverfox in her dreams to chastise her for leaving the Mhybe to her fate. His words stopped Silverfox from "obsessing with her selves", they say. When asked if she would see them, the Mhybe panics and wakes up in her tent, weeping and cursing the gods.