The Carrion Crown
A hidden world lies beneath the streets of Ustalav’s storied capital, one buried and consigned to oblivion beneath layers of history and progress. But these subterranean byways are far from empty, home to a forgotten host who shun the light of the sun and hold their own court in sumptuous halls beneath the unknowing feet of the city’s citizens. For centuries, these faded remnants of past glory have kept their own counsel, proud and aloof, but now they stir once more. And those who wander Caliphas’s fog-shrouded night had best beware, lest they fall victim to the bloodlust of these silent killers.
—Josephine Havelock, The Secret History of Caliphas