…lots of stairs.

—-FROM CLARITY, Book 3 of the Arbiter Codex, Chapter XIV—-

“More bloody stairs,” he muttered under his breath as he shuffled upward. “Who designed this place, anyway? Some sadistic, cackling madman with a crystal sword, I’m sure. ‘Build more stairs, hither and yon, and climb them all!’ he’d cry, and all the little underlings would weep, because no one wanted to clamber up just one more black-gods-blasted—“