Secrets are revealed and dark bargains offered in the 12th and penultimate installment of season one of Tremontaine, the episodic online serial set in Ellen Kushner's Swordspoint universe.
Kaab seeks out the services of a good forger before paying a visit to the Duchess Tremontaine. Diane, meanwhile, pays a visit to Highcombe House, the Tremontaine country estate. And at long last, Kaab and Diane face off in a drawing-room duel where the weapon of choice is words.
This climactic episode is brought to you by Malinda Lo, who has been waiting eagerly all season to write it!