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"There was a note. Of its message, reports differed, but the report Akiva believed came form a nephew to an imperial steward, and it was this, in archaic Seraphic, in a feminine hand, and stamped with a wax seal depicting a scarab beetle: Thank you, but we must respectfully decline your overture, being more enjoyable occupied at the moment.”

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—inspiration for the Stelian Queen