Swordplay, scandal, and sex--welcome to the world of Tremontaine, a glittering new entry in Ellen Kushner's classic Riverside series. This is the 12th episode in the second season of Tremontaine, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Mary Anne Mohanraj. The Duchess marshals her resources as she attempts to avoid the Dragon Chancellor's clutches. Vincent and Kaab must face the consequences of their duel. Florian and Shade discuss strategy. The Kinwiniik welcome a new child. Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius whose discoveries herald revolution when games of politics begin, no one is safe. Keep your wit as sharp as your steel in this world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.