Jainkoa’s third and final assassination was, unlike the others, coordinated with his enemies external. Rebels forces within Teramyt struck at the same time as external forces from an alliance of five rival empires invaded.

The assassination itself was simple; a heavy part of the roof was collapsed on Jainkoa’s throne, shattering the crystal vessel that held his essence. It was believed that the god-king’s death, along with simultaneous attacks against his already demoralized troops, would lead to minimal bloodshed.

Instead, after initial gains, both the rebels and the invaders noticed that the Teramyt soldiers had begun fanatically resisting, to the point of charging enemy line unarmed. The next day, orders written in Jainkoa’s hand, and familiar to those who knew him, appeared in the dead clutches of his men. They were resisting not out of loyalty, but out of terror. The initial fear was that the King of Murder was being impersonated, but it soon became apparent that this was not the case.

After nearly a week of fierce battles, the orders were traced back to a barracks where they were being written by an unknown young man—perhaps one of the many that had been sacrificed For this purpose. Rebels of Teramyt found him and, seeing in him the manners and aspect of the hated Jainkoa, struck him down.

What happened next is not entirely clear, but it seems that, at the last extremity, Jainkoa the King of Murder had been able to move his spirit into the bodies of others, and had attempted to use this to escape his fate. As a result, the rebels appear to have bound and poisoned one of their own, suspected of harboring the king’s tainted spirit, and murdered everyone in a mile’s radius, returning only to commit suicide themselves.

It is believed that the King of Murder’s spirit perished, or dissipated, or was otherwise lost, in that last burst of blood and violence.

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