Tower and Tomb
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” —St. Augustine
In the arid highlands of the Bardenas Reales in the Kingdom of Navarre, the town of Tudela and the nearby hermandad of Arguedas, Valtierra, and Cadreita cling to the lush, green bosque along the Ebro River.
This is Basque country, peopled with proud, tough men and women. This is a land of harsh extremes, trapped between greater powers yet fiercely maintaining its independence. A land perfect for exiles, drifters, misfits, and schemers to come and seek their fortune.
And as the desert wind howls through the night, a heresy waxes in power…