The queen’s mother’s house

We woke up because someone was knocking on the door. It took a while before we realized where we were: in the mother of the queen’s house! There was a girl outside, called Lyse, she was not much older than us! And she was bringing us water, not for drinking,…

In Turenay!

Lesla doesn’t have such an urge to draw but she does want to learn to read All The Books! Rhinla had made such a nice painting of the white dog! It wasn’t really a painting of the white dog, but of everything around the white dog, and its eyes and…

Big Pigs!

Rhinla’s turn. She prefers to do it in pictures! They were fighting! There were lots of dark clouds over Veray, and those were very scary! But Master Jeran said it was all people of the Nameless fighting amongst each other. It was impressive though! So I asked Master Jeran for…

Along the Rycha

The boss woman gave us a piece of paper each and said that we’d be able to swap those for food in the palace yard, so we went where a lot of other people were going and coming back with food. And yes, we got a bowl of beans and…

Tilis

When I had eaten a bit, we went back to the Palace. We got to keep our boat, so we’re still pretty rich! But Cynla wanted to teach us more stuff, and she wanted to do that in the Palace, besides, that’s where we were supposed to go back to.…

Working and learning

We got bored when we weren’t allowed to do anything! So we went to the thankful man and Rhinla asked him for paper and ink to draw and I asked him for a slate and a stick to write on so I could practice letters and numbers. We got a…

Waterfight

Waterbirds, 5 People have tried to kill us! They have tried to shoot arrows at us and kill us, and we were only bringing Jerna to Master Jeran! And we didn’t want to let ourselves be killed, so we fought back, and now I have killed two people! I have…

Worried

(Later part sketchy but I think the gist is there. May have missed some of the back-and-forthing.) Waterbirds, 4 We were out in the reed-field catching breakfast fish when we saw a little boat coming with the priestess in it! She’d said she’d come but we’d thought she didn’t know…

There, and back again (to the Viceregal Palace)

Waterbirds, 3 Oh gosh! Oh joy! I bet you’ve never, ever in your life had such a wonderful waking-up as Lesla and I had! We had our bellies still full with bacon and bean soup! I woke up because Lesla made a noise with her behind, and then so did…

More adventure

Waterbirds, 2 Arin wasn’t there when we went to sleep but the next morning he was back. When we told him our adventure he said “don’t do that again! You shouldn’t go into town!” Why not, we asked, we could just get away from the people watching us and catch…