They know your weakness.  Riane continued to speak, prickling through Lexx’s consciousness. They will bring out the youngest, most promising master players from the academy they can find. 

Shut up, Riane.  Lexx shoved back against the creeping tendrils.  He ran a hand over the sides of his cape, checking the seams.  If the fabric snagged on anything, it would cleanly tear off in multiple places.  It was a handy way to fill something’s mouth if it managed to get to Lexx without causing any injury.

You will never be free as long as they are not free.  Riane’s voice intoned, then repeated.


And over.

And over again.