“The method of construction is very important,” said Rosdav. “It must be an old graveyard, long enough for the consciousnesses of the dead to seep into the stones, bit by bit. And it needs to come from a place where everyone was in accord. Maybe not in peace, but at least alike in war.”

“And if they’re not?” said Ohw, looking at the anthropoid shape laid out on the hallowed ground, made entirely of moldered tombstones.

“Then the creature will tear itself apart,” Rosdav said. “And if we’re lucky, it won’t take us with it.”

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