Jericho has an eye made of mother of pearl, and keeps the real one in a raven’s beak; in this way, though half-blind, he watches the world. Jericho’s left arm is iron and his teeth sprung gold and ivory. He keeps his brain beneath a crystal dome, that his thoughts might stay sharp and clear.
Only Jericho is permitted to employ such bindings. Only Jericho can harness the truths thus unlocked.
“Mercy,” begs the young mage they drag before him, two fingers cut to stumps. But Jericho keeps his heart far away, in a box on the floor of the sea.