* In ''Zoe's Tale'', the Consu have provided 100 convicts to fight against 100 Obin, and if the Obin win, the Consu will provide Zoe with a gamebreaking piece of kit. The Consu offers Zoe an alternative: Command all the Obin to kill themselves and skip the effort of a battle they'll lose, and she gets the MacGruffin. Zoe, distraught because one of her friends Dickory is among the combatants, goes and tells the Obin that they don't owe her anything and she releases them from any obligation they have to her. And then Dickory steps forward, addresses her by name, and tells her that he is volunteering to fight for her because it's his choice. Then another Obin steps forward. And another. And another. And at the end of it, one hundred Obin have told Zoe their names, and why they choose to fight for her. And the best part? Against all expectations, they curbstomp the Consu.