Escalation (Part 19 of The Archeress)
Leaving the Temple proved easier than entering—she resembled everyone else, and chaos reigned for the few minutes she needed to scale the wall and disappear back into the forest.
The trip back to the city had been trickier. The Union mob was indeed on the rampage, and the Temple was the obvious target. Even as she escaped the Temple she noted that messengers were being sent to the other temples of the realm. Every observer of the Way would soon be preparing for war.
Except for her. Her mission now was to return to the city, and seek forgiveness.
Part 1: Preparation