|Author||E. M. Kinsey|
|Other Characters|| Kamaria|
|Preceded by||Living History (Asta/Fanus arc)|
|Followed by||Living History (Asta Arc)|
Vicious Circle is a short story set some years before The Forges of Dawn.
Uhuru's Pride is on the move, fleeing from a Pale One beast tamer called Fuga and his pack of monstrous hounds. Though years have passed, the realm is still on the hunt for a lyonesse called Kamaria, bent on executing her and any who've harbored her. Her mate, a rogue who helped her escape called Jabari, has already sacrificed himself so that their family could get away. It works, and Koto and Hotio, the sons of Jabari and Kamaraia, manage to throw Fuga off their trail using both the landscape and their mother's Magic.