Bandits and Sneak Thieves

We’d heard in the village about Perain and his band of outlaws, so we were even more diligent in scouting and posting guards. Great fun was had by all, but I was fretting… Were I going to have to hang more people? Would our apprentices have to fight and wound,…

Are Ishey Baths Civilized?

When we had clothed the ragged and fed the curious, and when the inn-keeper finally realized it was the baroness who was giving his guests treats, we felt it was time to be just the two of us together. And have a bath. And a shave… So we asked the…

Clothing the Ragged

Between Habali and Hokaji were a lot of smaller villages. And we took our time in every one; it will very likely be the only time Moyri and I will have this chance to meet the people in our barony! And it’s really beginning to feel like ours — perhaps…

In the Interests of Peace and Harmony

We were so happy when we finally left the barren lands behind us! For the young ones, like Rani, it was almost a miracle, they had never seen lush, green, fruitful land. Sometimes I have to work hard not to blame their elders for deciding to stay in their villages,…

Escape

A few days layer, we all left the village by the brook. I had carefully packaged all the old books from Temple of Naigha, because those went back hundreds of years and they contain the births and deaths and weddings and everything else the priestesses noted. The oldest books were…

A Very Scary Woman

I’m a very scary woman now, at least to some people. I can kill with an embrace… But that comes later. After we’d agreed to meet with Black Cynla and crew westwards, we backtracked, got on our horses and went to look for more people. Within a day, we’d found…

Into the Unknown

The next morning we left Lady Hinla’s village, together with our crowd and the Priestess of the neighbouring village, not the leper village as I had thought originally, and went on to the next village. It was less than a morning’s travel, so we arrived nice and early. The contrast…

Justice

I’ve killed someone. For the first time in my life, I’ve really killed someone. Myself, not by proxy, like when I had our prisoners or my Father executed. Well, this was an execution, actually, not murder, or killing in a fight. But he’s dead, and I feel — empty? I…

The conquest of Banay

If ever a general has better prepared an attack on an enemy town than Moyri and me our entrance into Banay, I would like to meet her, and swap notes. We had our apprentices inserted in the town, we had reports that they were doing well, had spread out, taken…

γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Okay, so we didn’t leave the next day. There were some things going on that would make a bit of a delay desirable. That’s when I brought up my plan again, the plan about visiting the other farms in the neighbourhood. Me, Moyri and nobody else. Finally some time together,…