Chapter 16: Servants of the Crown

Meet Effire. Occupation: glorified security camera. (It’s pronounced “ef-FEER,” if you want to know.)

I’m using a slightly different speech bubble shape for morphus-companion direct-line telepathy from here out, to keep things from getting confusing later on. Regular morphus telepathy (with people who aren’t their companion) will be the same type bubbles as we’ve been using for Kip’s; companion-telepathy will have ( ) rounded lines at the sides to differentiate. The companion telepathy line is always “open,” as long as the companions are within a few miles of each other, but a morphus can open a second, separate “chat window” with another person temporarily if they want to talk, the same way Kip’s been doing.