Strange findings

Well, they’re definitely a team now. Nothing like a dead body to speed up bonding. And I now know (though Sedi doesn’t) that Solay makes the best fabric dyes in the world, or at least one would-be buyer thinks so. I met Thulo at the gates in the morning and…

Meeting in the bath-house

It was so hard to get the characters to meet! It took half the session and two trips to the bath-house. It didn’t help that while Sedi’s player (me) and Thulo and his player all knew they ought to meet, Sedi herself didn’t, frustrating me no end. Lots of gaps…

A letter from Khopai

Also, some reading matter from Khopai that Sedi hasn’t been able to read yet because inside a sedan chair it’s too dark and too bumpy to read, and one isn’t as alone as it seems. (And now I’m wondering whether it’s Kha(u)nu who is Khopai’s eyes and ears in the…

Arrival in Solay

We still don’t know what will rouse Sedi. Though I do have an idea, but it needs more swimming on it. (ETA: Done, even without swimming. Next episode will make everything clear.) Rewrote a large part of this because Sedi was sounding peevish and whiny, when she’s actually interested in…

Sailing

Leaving lots of loose ends lying around in Essle. But, as Lan said, this is Essle after all. (I do wonder –and so does Sedi– what adventure leads we left dangling, and whether we were supposed to do something about those. According to the GM “that’s for Athal to handle”.…

Sedi’s notes to self

The kind of thing she writes in her notebook. And it’s so sealed. Why have they kept the bodies in the warehouse? It must be ridiculously easy in that neighbourhood to make a dead body disappear, just heave it out of the window. Either they want to harm the Order…

Adventure!

Okay, it wasn’t wise. But it was irresistible. And she gave her new equipment a good airing. I asked Orian if the Order knew a leatherworker who could make knife sheaths and things like that, because I couldn’t very well keep all that weaponry and burglar’s kit in the pack…

The Order house

The best laid plans of mice and women… I’d already seen the Order house with my mind, or at least a place that could hardly be anything else by the people in it. This was a part of town with largish islands and narrow waterways, and I wasn’t good enough…

To Essle

With some obstructions along the way. When I thought it would be better than it had been before I was completely right. This part of the river was quiet, easy to handle even with the bends, and there were indeed inns and farmhouses and villages. We ate well, the weather…

Fighting

Yes, Lenyas is a dangerous place for the Guild of Anshen. And not only for them. After I’d taken my messengers to meet the horse and told the groom that they were going to take it with them in the morning, I came back to the taproom where the boatman…