It’s been months since the attempted coup on the emperor. As commander of the Emperor’s Guard, the events remain fresh in Asgall’s mind. He and other faithful members of the guard were victorious against the mutiny, but Asgall was forced to take lives, some of them close friends of his.
Asgall hoped all of the defectors, also known as the Resurrected, had been chased from Southwallow, but when one of them attacks a civilian inside the city’s walls, he realizes that the group isn’t content living a secluded life. Instead, they’re turning bolder, and they won’t be satisfied until the emperor has fallen.
This short story was done in homage to Grant Faulkner, one of the modern-day masters of the 100-word story. While listeners might consider it an outline of a longer work, and rightfully so, The Resurrected is a fast-paced story where every word fights to be included.