"'The trickster Zei crept among the sleeping gods,' Elder Sister Rou had told the orphans of the Tenth many years ago. 'With clever hands and a wide grin, he stole from his brothers and sisters until his pockets jingled. Then he scampered across the black sky, spilling jewels in his haste to escape. Most of them stayed where they were, becoming stars, but some blazed to the ground, shattering into a million pieces…'
Legend said that Zei was caught and banished from the heavens until he returned every stone. A thousand stories began that day, each more preposterous than the last. Xiansai worshiped fifty-nine gods, but it only loved one: Zei, the grinning trickster who fooled emperors, seduced river goddesses, and traveled the world disguised as a humble jeweler."
"The Orphan and the Jeweler" by Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie is now available in the Game Guide! This exciting short story features the jeweler Covetous Shen, revealing some of the mysteries behind his enigmatic past and supposed homeland, the wondrous region of Xiansai.
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