Done with lurking on these forums... The cover got me wondering whether Cutter and co. will use the palace for time traveling. Maybe go back in time before humans get guns from Two-Edge. Maybe that's why we see the Wavedancer flashbacks on the cover. I mean that could be the time humans learn about it. Am I completely lost here? Could that be the reason the rescue plan involves the spirits? To take the elves back in time and prevent this?