Leaving the city

Once again, Sedi has to leave unfinished business behind. Only this time serendipity (or a judicious GM) brings her to the right place to at least continue. In the morning, Thulo and I sat in the kitchen bleary-eyed with some of the Sworn, eating gruel. “Sorry I ignored you last…

Through the mountain

Splitting the party when there are only two players– ouch. But it did work. The king didn’t wake up the next day either, at least we didn’t see him. (I slept a lot myself too!) We were preparing to go back with the delegation and collecting everybody, when Fikmet and…

Unbinding

Companion piece to Ferin’s, here. It starts approximately where that stops. Nobody told me that the drinking contest was also a boasting contest! Good thing that I’d been having Ferin’s example all that time. I’ll never be as good as him, but at least I was better than the king.…

Contest with the king

Not including the release of the mages’ bindings; Ailin will write that. The tribes had all sent their representatives back to the king’s palace, or rather, the fields beyond it. A few hundred Khas, men and women were present. The challenge was to come off in the afternoon, start with…

Challenge

It seems like we have nothing to lose, so we can only win.. Well, that was the scariest morning in my life, counting the time baroness Raith sent a wall of fire over Il Ayande (or Jomhur) that hit our ship. I’m not exaggerating, and if I didn’t have my…

The king’s city

Ferin is a lot more coherent and comprehensive than Ailin in this episode. Our children are back! I’m so relieved. When they left us by way of the underground river near the big gorge, I was really angry. Hm, maybe that’s the wrong word. Well, it was difficult to figure…

The king’s court

Not really a story, just a couple of thoughts from Ailin. To be continued, because we had to stop after the hunt but before we actually talked to the children. Khas are strange people. It’s true that I’m now in a Khas tribe, and I count as the tribe’s headman’s…

Changes

Either there’s more behind this than we know, or it’s a really elegant way for the GM to relieve himself of a handful of NPC hangers-on. Anyway, makes for interesting dynamics. The next night I went to sleep determined to notice when I was dreaming. Ferin wouldn’t let me take…

Possessed

She is sixteen and impetuous. And this part of the world is so strange that she also wants to stick with what she’s already familiar with. Sort of, at least. (But I have an idea of what to do– thought of it when writing this so I won’t divulge it…

Becoming a tribe

Without everything that happened to Ailin, though Ferin was watching over her all the time that it happened. Our tribe is growing. I really think it deserves to be called that, now that we’ve conquered another group of Khas and added half a dozen men to our strength. Not an…