Chapter 14 The Art Of Deception
- Lying was a skill that came easily to Naomi. Inherently, she was not a pathological liar—she spoke truthfully most times but there were situations; situations such as this that required her to lie through her teeth. In her line of work, she often had to deceive and manipulate people into revealing information that they would never disclose under any circumstances.
- She did not want to hoodwink the nice shopkeeper but she was in a position where any wrong move could turn out to be detrimental. From her reading of the Heart of the continent, she knew that the citizens of the continent could never be completely trusted; especially the common folk.
- Anybody from the Great Houses could be the most powerful emperor or Chief but once the common people turn against their reign, that rule becomes considerably threatened.