Greyling finally reveals the purpose of their assignment is to go after a crazy dictator named Aurialonus on a small, insignificant planet that they’ve never heard of. He’s taken the royal family captive and intends to murder the members of the family if no one complies with his demands.
“So what do you want from the four of us?” Wil wanted information and now. He was a man of immediate and direct action. If there was a job, he wanted to get started on it yesterday.
“You will be going in and freeing the royal family, and putting Aurialonus to the sword,” she said dramatically.
“Wait a damn second,” Wil stood, leaning over Greyling’s desk. “You want the four of us, one of whom is a semi-invalid, to take out Aurialonus and his band of merry lunatics? Those people are religious fanatics, Elise. They think that Aurialonus is a god…
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