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…

Thulo writes back

Because of this letter, though not in reply to it because it wasn’t addressed to him in the first place. Proof that one shouldn’t read other people’s letters, I suppose. Dearest flower of Kushesh, I imagine that soon you will be blushing like a wild rose. Much like I was,…

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…

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…

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…