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,…

Infiltration and Exfiltration

At about two days distance from Banay (Moyri tells me that this is how you spell it) we sent out our advance party to scout out a good place for Moyri and me to hide while our spies infiltrated the town. They came back with the news that there were…

A Very Cunning Plan

Today, I bought a bottle of white port wine, having been of the opinion that that probably is the drink Khushi likes best. I’m a bit tired of not being able to have a guest and giving her of the best… So let Khushi be our guest for a bit.

Doctoring has side-benefits.

And then we encountered a problem… A wide valley with steep sides running north to south blocked us. There wasn’t any way we could get the cart down to the valley, where we could see there was a village, with houses half in the hillside, half built out. It was…

A Detour

And then we were on our way again. We had a fun afternoon exercise, where we divided our apprentices in two groups, and asked half of them to guard a wide, wide perimeter around their baroness and her wife, and the other asked the other half to try to penetrate…

Some natives are not gushing

Our next stop was the citrus-fruit-fanatic Lord Erian’s White House and village. That’s what Lady Jerna calls him, and when we we travelled through his domains we could see she was right… Endless groves of oranges, lemons, limes and weird crosses, there were trees with fruit as big as a…