A letter to the crown prince

From Ainei Sedi to Raissei Vurian astin Velain, crown prince of Valdyas, in Valdis. Dear Prince Vurian, I have seen Pegham from the sea but I couldn’t go ashore and read your letter because soldiers would have killed me if I had done so. A cruel lord and his army…

A letter to Valdis

Not the first as far as Sedi is concerned, but one of the hardest to write. Started this as a formal report to the king but that was even harder to write for both me and Sedi and became even more stilted than it is now, so I (and/or she)…

An uncomfortable welcome

Sometimes, Sedi really needs to be alone– that is, away from people who need her. Because when people do need her, they need her badly. Sleeping under a seal at times is necessary self-preservation. As we got closer to what looked like land we saw several sails in the distance,…

Tossed by the storm

Thulo is the star of this episode. Well, we both did things right but he did more things right at the exact right moment. One probably relevant thing that I don’t remember: what a southern child had said to Ktab or tried to do that was very much Not Done.…

Having power

“You were only in mortal danger twice, perhaps three times,” the GM said. Meant as reassurance. We woke up late, of course, and it was stiflingly hot in the house. Outside it was just a little less hot, though the sun was relentlessly beating down on us. When we got…

Under Timoine’s protection

Nothing dangerous, nothing difficult, only one thing a little scary. It was about time for that. In fact I-the-player didn’t think of asking the masseuse about Pegham until just now, when I was writing the scene. I was glad that I’d asked Sinaya to wait a day until we sailed,…

The use of soldiers

If Anshen hadn’t been so positive at the prayer, Sedi would now be wondering how much they destroyed and whether it would have been better not to meddle. Her time in Kushesh is up, that’s absolutely clear. Hm, and I’m using “some deliberation” to mean “much bickering” because I don’t…

Going out

Genderswapping is fun! And seeing one’s enemy/ally having a crisis of faith is harrowing. Edited a little to get things in better order at the end, and dialogue spread over separate lines for readability. We got back to Mialle’s office with Orian in tow, protesting that he was perfectly all…

Leaving the city

Once again, Sedi has to leave unfinished business behind. Only this time serendipity (or a judicious GM) brings her to the right place to at least continue. In the morning, Thulo and I sat in the kitchen bleary-eyed with some of the Sworn, eating gruel. “Sorry I ignored you last…

A nightly raid

I do like it when characters take on a life of their own, but unfortunately that means that Sedi can be suddenly and annoyingly thoughtless at times. We left the priestess and her girl to deal with the body. I got the woman’s clothes: plain uniform of a style I’d…