Fandom: CW RPS
Word Count: 20,015
Warnings: H/C, fantasy violence
A/N: Written for the 2016 round of spn_reversebang.
Summary: Jensen is the Keeper of the Birds for the powerful trade city of Kerak. His life is entirely given over to his duty, until the day he stumbles over a secret hidden deep below the City Palace that has the power to destroy the entire country and will change his life forever.
An ice demon.
Acknowledgements: I was brave (and lucky) this year and managed to claim the inestimable quickreaver for my artist, which was all kinds of fantastic. She is the master of haunting, beautiful images, and I had more ideas than I knew what to do with when it came to the piece that she submitted for claims this year. She was also very patient with me and my ludicrously long outline, even when I managed to make us miss our original posting day, and has created several gorgeous pieces to complement the story. Make sure you drop by her Art Post and leave her some love!
Many thanks to dugindeep for helping me coordinate my many weird ideas into a single (hopefully) cohesive story, and for volunteering as a beta when I was losing my mind trying to balance RL, migraines and impending deadlines. I can always count on you, hon! You're awesome. :) Any remaining errors are my own.
Thanks to our lovely mods who keep us running smoothly, year after year.
And finally, thank you to everyone who gives this story a try. I sincerely hope you enjoy it!