From Part 10: Unholy Science by Lynda Williams.
Flying spike to a larger group of nobleborns meant improvising strategy instead of acting as hand-leader. Even taking cues from nobleborns that relied on knowing the nobleborns concerned and trusting their judgement. The Nesaks, whose discipline was military, just couldn't figure out how the Vrellish made the shakeup a game played among friends. Idiosyncratic. And intimate.
But Vras was running out of friends, now. And he'd lost his other half. His twin sister.
Don't mope! Take some okal'a'ni monsters with you on the way out! Sert yelled in his mind from the Watching Dead.
Vras struggles to fight on suffering grief for his twin sister.