Fish, Iron and Love

In Tylenay From Tal Rayen to Tylenay is about a day and a half. You have to go the little river port place again, and then further east-north-east. Or maybe that’s not exactly correct. I’m not a cartographer. The road was pretty amazing, though, well graded, with a good, deep…

Tal Serth and Tal Rayen

We stayed a couple of days in Tal Serth. This is probably the place in Valdyas where the best glass is produced, and some of it can even compete with glassware from Idanyas. Leva was really interested in seeing how all of this worked, and especially in how various metals…

A departure and a ducking

And now it’s my turn, Arnei Riei’s, to write down what Leva and I are up to. Right now, that’s a trip along the Rycha. That means, Gralen, Tal-Serth, Tal-Rayen and Tylenay. Leva and the other students at her school are going to measure the incline of the Rycha river,…

Preparing to leave

While we were hugging each other because we both wanted to go to Tylenay, or at least in that direction, and it all came out so well, our stomachs began to rumble almost at the same time. It must be mid-day already! In the kitchen we found Khimat, who said, “you’ve…

Talking

I woke up and stretched and yawned. “Hey!” Hylti said from beside me. “I was going to do that!” Riei stirred and went “huh?” and then came awake all at once. “There are three of us in the bed!” “Yes, Hylti stayed the night, don’t you remember?” “Oh yes. So…

Why we didn’t go dancing

We delivered Arin to his work — it was already the third day, we were getting used to it! — and went on to the school and the temple. Nobody looked strange at Riei kissing me and taking my sword any more, either. We worked the whole morning, and then…

An uncomfortable meal

Several people said that Leva should have stayed in Turenay and gone to school there, but I don’t remember who and in which context! The page, perhaps, and at least one of the guildmasters at the high table. A page — a girl a bit older than us, in the…

To the baron’s castle

  Riei was up first the next morning, and had used the chamberpot before I could, and now it was so full that I had to go downstairs with it very carefully. It didn’t help that the kittens were following me around whenever they saw me now, and they wanted…

First working day

We were so busy with Venla’s loom that we completely forgot to eat. Or to rest. Or even to drink water. When we were at a point that we could stop it was already getting dark, and we probably wouldn’t have stopped even then if I hadn’t felt Riei poking…

Everything starts!

When the doctor and the captain had gone to the Order House where they were going to spend their first night in Veray, we had an early dinner with Alyse and the rest of the family. Then we went into the garden to see if there was some work to…