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  • I pocketed the chrisos, took off belt, sheath, pistol, and holster, whispered a prayer, and flung them away.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • Mention of Gunnie had reminded me of Idas's chrisos.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • I searched her body, but found almost nothing beyond nine chrisos of gold, which I put into the pocket in the sheath.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • She had said that she had given a hand a chrisos to assist her; it seemed reasonable to suppose that Abaia (or whichever of his ministers had sent her out) had provided her with ten.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • My belt remained, on it the black leather sheath with nine chrisos in the sheath's small compartment, and my empty pistol in its holster.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • When I slept, you went looking for Idas, I suppose, so you could sell me to her for another chrisos.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • One freezing night, I crept back to the mausoleum and took out the chrisos again.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • But chrisos I knew only in the same dim way I knew of the existence of a world outside our city of Nessus, and of continents other than our own to the north and east and west.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • I suppose it was the word graven that suggested to me the events I had witnessed on the night I had received my chrisos.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • I realized then that I would be expected to give Agia the money if we won, and that the other woman would claim my (nonexis tent) chrisos from Racho if they did.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

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