The Prologue

"What do you see?"

You're caught off guard by the question. Is he serious? you wonder. After a moment you respond, "Stars; stars without end."

Rahl chuckles and slinks forward to the other side of the window, his lips pulled back into a smirk. You're pretty certain he's human, but he moves like a reptile. "You know what I see?" he asks, not waiting for a response, "Opportunity."

The word hangs in the space between you with all the unspoken harshness you've come to expect from the merchant.

"Come," he continues, turning back towards the door, "we have business with the ship's captain. I suggest you change into something more...appropriate."

You can only guess at what Rahl means by this, but you nod and follow behind him.