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…

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…

Another Village, another White House

When we arrived at Lady Jerna’s White House, I was put in bed immediately, and I think Jeran and the others who had helped with the healing of chalk pit workers, too. I slept, slept, slept, slept and slept! Until mid-morning, when I noticed that Moyri was toying with the…