Events in Essle

Hard to find a title for this that doesn’t give the whole story away. I wrote part of this in longhand on the train to Utrecht, six pages, four of which standing up. If our son had been born anywhere except Essle, he would have been called Radan. But he’s…

Erday is fallen, to rise no more

Wow, that was powerful. I was getting a bit impatient with Athal because he was reluctant to use his abilities, but I think he’s over that now. It seems to be my destiny to make towns disappear. But more about that later. We had the entertainment, and I did play…

Kingly business

The first thing I did was to call Janam Isal. I felt him finish what he was doing first –good!– but when he arrived, he was much more deferential than before the Iss-Peranian delegation was here. It seems to rub off that they treat me so much like a king:…

A play, and various visitors

Athal is not very coherent about what happened and especially in what order things happened. Also, he’s squeamish about the children. I’m cautious myself: parts of this will be very brief. A day full of events, and it’s as if I was dreaming all of them. Except the play, which…

The envoy arrives

It rambles; perhaps it has factual errors. But Athal’s recollection is, understandably, blurry. I ought to be thanking all the gods on my knees that I can tell this story, but I’m too stiff and sore right now to do it. Well, let me tell it from the beginning. It…

Messengers

Okay, I’ve found a voice. It’s mostly Athal’s (hence first person), but a bit more detached than the bit I wrote in Dutch and got stalled on. I blame it on ascribe it to the character questionnaire. Also, it’s not in Dutch, so the whole world (well, almost) can read…

What does your character think of…

Trying to find a voice for writing up roleplaying sessions –I’m playing a former NPC now Boudewijn has taken over the campaign– I distracted myself into playing with character questionnaires. I now know that Alysei Athal astin Velain has a tenor voice, his eyes are nondescript brownish (from his father’s…