|Lords of the Swamps|
|Preceded By||Lords of the Desert|
|Narration||POV Characters, Unreliable|
The Empire of Argonia is the main center of the Lords of the Swamps and this land is detailed in great depth during the chapters of Huldul of whom as a young prince of the capital is tutored by advisers to his father, while the relationship with the Caith in the north and the war history with the Uzbeks is detailed heavily by the storyline of On-Sa.
The Lords of the Swamps is told from the POV role of two characters in the form of Huldul Andreesesh, and On-Sa Theosilus of which Huldul is one of the princes of the capital of Blackmarsh and is influencial in the politics of the Argonian Empire, while On-Sa is a Blackwarden fighting in the north against the powerful Uzbek forces that assault the Argonian north.
Huldul Andreesesh is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he stands in the Council Chambers within the Argonian capital of Black Marsh where he watches his father one of the High Lords discussing the current status of the northern fighting with the Uzbeks. Shown to be able to speak through the Hist Tree in the Council Chambers to a Hist Tree in the lands of the north a Argonian Shamen delivers the news that On-Sa Theosilus has led a large force northward and has besieged the southern Usbek capital.
On-Sa Theosilus is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter On-Sa leads a large force of Argonian, and Caith forces north of the River Yellius where she fights against a larger then her own force of Uzbeks. The fighting takes up most of the first half of the chapter with victory coming following a Caith commander on the right flank breaking through and killing much of the command structure of the Uzbek army and causing a general retreat of their forces.