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Sue Russian Shadows Linger 1997 Kirill Garin censor

Sue is captured by the creatures of the black castle. Artwork by Kirill Garin from the 1997 Russian edition of Shadows Linger (Тени сгущаются)

Sue was a prostitute in the city of Juniper who attempted to ensnare the innkeeper Marron Shed in Shadows Linger. She had been hired secretly by the loan shark Gilbert to seduce Shed so that he would go into crippling debt to finance her excessive spending. For a time, Shed was fully deceived and deeply in love with Sue. But he began to have doubts about her when Sal (the wife of his cousin Wally) stated that Sue was going to destroy him financially. Shed eventually spied on Gilbert and Sue making love and overheard them plotting to seize his inn, the Iron Lily, to sell it. Smoldering with fury, Shed soon beat and bound her, took her across the Port River bridge in his mule-drawn rig, and sold her to the castle creatures of the shunned black castle. He removed at least 20 leva of jewelry from her person, and received a fortune in gold from the leader of the creatures since Sue was "healthy game" in contrast to the corpses they usually bought. When her gag was removed, Sue called out to beg for her life, but Shed departed. She was kept alive by the castle creatures, but tormented, and was somehow used to fuel the creation of their sorcery portal which was intended to rescue the Dominator. Shed lied often about Sue's whereabouts in the following days. Unexpectedly, the creatures dragged Sue before Shed and Lisa Daele Bowalk on what would be his final visit to their castle, and he was mortified by her condition. It is unlikely she survived the subsequent siege of the castle and the opening of the portal which took place during the Battle of Juniper.

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