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Istharé was furious. There was reason for her to be pleased. She'd been found adequate by Ankanas and her Coven leadership restored to her. As one unjustly accused, she was even rewarded with the right to interrogate the latest failure in mission procedure: High Mistress Jaenell. But the results of that "miscalculation" set her anger completely ablaze.
"You chose to follow High Mistress Brin and her companion alone, despite your initial failure in Lithuania which by code required you to ask for assistance in your efforts; is that correct?" Istharé didn't wait for a reply. "Then you lost the pair in Moscow, and only reacquired their trail due to Brin's... singular action. Again, correct?"
"No one could have predicted that she would self-immolate," Jaenell said in her defense.
"And now she is dead. A loss which could have been prevented by a full Coven working together in the square."