Captain Kim shook his head. “Under no circumstances. I order–”
“Captain,” said Hyong, “I am not under your command. You were assigned to protect me.”
“That is what I am doing!”
“Captain.” The word was enough. Hyong zipped his coat and looked from the guarded door back to Kim. Kim scowled but nodded to his men. They let Hyong pass.
The Inquisitor stood where the Envoy had disintegrated. It was ten meters tall and humanoid. Hyong could make out hundreds, perhaps thousands of figures moving around the borders of the Ring.
The Inquisitor turned its attention to Hyong. Hyong bowed.