By Mazarkis Williams
There's a melanoma on the middle of the powerful Cerani Empire: an outbreak that assaults old and young, wealthy and bad alike. Geometric styles unfold around the epidermis, until eventually you die in affliction, or turn into a service, doing the bidding of an evil intelligence, the development grasp. somebody exhibiting the tell-tale marks is placed to demise; that's Emperor Beyon's law... yet now the trend is working over the Emperor's personal palms. His physique servants were finished, he ignores his other halves, yet he's doomed, for quickly the development will succeed in his face.
While Beyon's brokers scour the land for a healing, Sarmin, the Emperor's purely surviving brother, awaits his bride, Mesema, a windreader from the northern plains. Unused to the Imperial Court's stifling protocols and lethal intrigues, Mesema has nobody to show to yet an getting older imperial murderer, the Emperor's Knife. As long-planned conspiracies boil over into open violence, the invincible development grasp appears to be like from the deep barren region. Now merely 3 humans stand in his method: A misplaced prince, a world-weary killer, and a tender woman from the steppes who observed a course in a development as soon as, one of the waving grasses—a direction that simply may possibly retailer all of them!
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Fig. 3. Nilotic and Levant margins. I, coastal and lacustrine plain (arrow: retreating coast line); 2, continental shelf (SB: shelfbreak); 3, escarpment; 4, marginal plateau (a) and seamount (b); 5, submarine canyon and sea valley; 6, continental rise and deepsea fan (a); 7, erosional moat; 8, basin plain; 10, halokinetic features, dome (a) and low diapir (b); 11, Levant Platform; 14, subduction trench; 16, submarine passage; 17, fracture, fault (a), shear zone (b), buried structure (c); 18, spreading axis (Red Sea).
The most striking characteristic of this sector is the subangular arrangement (northwest-southeast and southwest-northeast) imposed by frontal (westward) and oblique (eastward) subduction. The mounts and ridges are buttelike uplifted features (examples: Matapan and Strabo mounts, respectively 2496 and 711 m) of different size and shape. They may represent outward overturned folds, probably modified by halokinesis. Trenches are deep (to 5 km), irregularly shaped depressions. Their structural and sedimentary discontinuity is attributed to partial blocking by island flanks.
Chart of the Quaternary prodelta of the Var River (Provence), kindly provided by Decca-Survey France. Location shown in Figs. 7. The block-diagram has been computer generated from a digital data bank. The original contour map (at a scale of 1 : 10,000) was prepared from a dense bathymetric line survey (50 m apart), using a narrow beam (6°) echosounder. The chart depicts the narrow deltaic shelf, deep and intense dissection by a radial ravine system, fiat bottom of the Var Canyon (on the left of the diagram) contrasting with the sharp and crenulate crests, and the near-continuity between the subaerial and submerged segments of the Var Valley.