Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Four Part One

July 3rd, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  1 Comment

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The next year marked the turning of the Octade and even in Shael most lessons were cancelled so the children could celebrate and the adults took time from their work to feast, dance and sing as their celebrated the holiest of festivals, the only one that all eight peoples of the Alait archipelago celebrated, the Arosia – the feast of Deliverance and Arrival.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Interlude – Benari Origin Myth

June 26th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade

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A/N: This week’s installment is an interlude. This is the Benari’s story about how they came to live in the Alait Archipelago. If you are curious it’s as told by Lilat to the children of Shael.

When humanity first arose from among the animals they did not yet have the Lawgiver’s wisdom to guide them for the Eight were still engaged in shaping the world. So they wandered many false paths seeking something they didn’t understand. Some fell in with the great spirits of earth, sky and nature who though born of this world are almost as powerful as the Eight themselves. Others began worshipping the ghosts of their dead ancestors – offering them gifts and sacrifice that allowed their material soul to stay in this realm instead of fading into the light.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Three Part Six

June 19th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  1 Comment

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“Natlin?” Tamasa said after they told them about the conversation they’d overheard. “She pious and traditional but not a bad woman. She was probably just nervous.”

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Three Part Five

June 12th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  1 Comment

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“I knew you’d say that,” he said. “So I already cleared it with Kadria.”

He picked up the bowl of stew that Imalia had been eating from prior to the news of her husbands’s death and held it out to her. “And I know that the news has killed your appetite but you need to eat if you are to stand any chance of recovering your magic.”

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Three Part Four

June 5th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  1 Comment

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She must have dozed off herself because the next thing she knew her father was shaking her awake. Tamasa was standing behind him with two bowls of a rich, spicy stew. Hunks of meat floated in the rich gravy.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Three Part Three

May 22nd, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  1 Comment

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At home they found Imalia lying on a mattress near the hearth swaddled in their winter bedding she was still shivering. Tamasa was kneeling by her and holding a steaming cup of broth to her lips.

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Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Three Part Two

May 15th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  1 Comment

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It was early evening Imalia finally finished with her last patient. Tamasa was preparing the evening meal and Mayin was down by the lake watching her husband work on the boat again, so Alidra was playing chase with her friends on the Green when Imalia emerged from the Shrine. Her shoulders were slumped and she was walking even more slowly than the previous day. Alidra broke away from the game and ran to tell Tamasa.

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Skipping Whisper this week

May 13th, 2019  |  Published in News

Sorry peeps, I will be skipping the whisper installment again this week. I don’t have it ready yet and I am too tired to dash it off tonight. The Lawgiver’s Blade and Tales of the First installments will be up on Wednesday and Friday as they are already written.

Lawgiver’s Blade: Chapter Three Part One

May 9th, 2019  |  Published in Lawgiver's Blade  |  2 Comments

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A/N: Sorry for missing Monday’s post. I had a migraine

When Alidra awoke next morning Imalia was awake but still haggard with exhaustion. She and Tamasa were sitting by the hearth watching the porridge pot. To Alidra’s surprise Imalia had abandoned her own seat and was kneeling on the floor beside Tamasa, their hands were entwined and they were talking quietly and intensely.

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part Three

May 4th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First  |  1 Comment

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“We’re going to need some sort of scrambler so we can communicate without being monitored,” Martin said as he walked with Sienna and Wendy as they returned to Sienna’s home. “At least if you’re serious.”

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