This is another cover that avoids direct spoilers as to what’s going to come in the story and takes a symbolic direction. Coming up with the design, I was reminded of the da Vinci-inspired cover to “I, Abomination,” which gives this a kind of symmetry with the concepts of that cover and that chapter.

The title to this chapter is based on the unofficial name of one of the four possible endings to the video game Mass Effect 3. At the time I plotted out and titled the chapters for Phase Three (circa 2015), I had recently finished playing the game and felt the word was fitting for this story. Incidentally, it was also the ending I chose in my playthrough.