A temple

The next morning we left Valdis in a generic south-easterly direction, first passing a small market-garden village close to the Order Keep, then onwards. Around noon, we sat down to have cheese and bread and kisses. Arni was silent, though, and very thoughtful. Suddenly, she turned towards me and asked…

Valdis

Before we arrived in Valdis, I hid my lover from all prying eyes. Not because I’m ashamed of her, but because she was afraid her Master or someone else she knew from her Guild would recognize her. She’s been to their Temple, which is hemmed in between houses, accessible through…

The hunting lodge

We were getting close to the Hayan hunting lodge, I started noticing that Arni was getting apprehensive. Just before we arrived she told me she’d told her master she was going to visit her parents in Rizenay, and now she was getting worried about the lie. And not only that,…

Ildis

Ildis is… Neither of us was prepared for Ildis! It’s small, hemmed in by creeks, a river, wetlands and walls. It’s mostly stone, except for the slums on the north-side of the river, where the it’s not just the poor people, but also, us, of Anshen, who live here. And…

Uneasy love

Well. We are lovers now, Arni and me. We have kissed each other, kissed each other while naked, held each other while naked, kissed each other again, each other’s skin and each other’s breasts and hands, burrowed our noses in each other’s hair, and I mean the hair everywhere, I…

Hylti and Arni, kissing in an alley

Compared to Turenay, and even to Veray, Valdis is big! It’s big, noisy, stinky and the buzz of minds around me really taxed my shields to the limit. As always, I decided to take the most unpleasant chore first, though I promised myself an evening out in the Mill, to…

Tal-Nus to Valdis

Tal-Nus belongs to the Nameless, even more than Lenay! I couldn’t find anyone in my guild. But I guess that it’s going to be like that everywhere I wander in Lenyas. But I had a secret weapon for Tal-Nus: I’ve often met Lord Moryn and Lady Ysella, and the current…

The hospital in Lenay

Poor little Donkey — she really could not be loaded up, really needed rest, and time to heal. So did I… Fortunately, there’s a hospital in Lenay, and it’s mostly safe, mostly Anshen, because it was founded from Valdis. And I thought they could use a Doctor Cora-trained nurse or…

The adventures of Hylti

Just like Maile, another young runner goes off to make a place for Anshen in the world. Several places, in fact! Today a lot of us were called from class by Rava. We first thought it was about the noise we’d made coming home the night before, but instead each…