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The Second Generation - Plot Summary
... receives a letter from a Qualinesti Senator, Rashas, to meet him in an inn, and Gilthas runs off to do so ... Gilthas's fate is revealed he was met by Rashas, who rode a griffin, and taken to Qualinost, capital of the elves ... Rashas goes to make preparation for Gilthas's coronation, and Gilthas is forced to stay in the city ...