We've been assigned a new commander for the watch. This isn't much of a surprise though. We lose commanders all the time. It isn't easy down here, keeping the peace, quelling riots and catching thieves. There's no glory here either, not like those defending our borders from the other nations. Some of our commanders go awol. Some try to get transfers. Quite a few have been killed. I don't even know what happened to this last one. This new one is supposed to be different, a former commander in the Abyssal War. As soon as I finish my rounds I am headed back to the barracks to meet him. I doubt he will be any different.