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The Fates of Nixia – Part 1

The Fates of Nixia Forever Walking Shortly before the lifting of the Armaya  I had never known a life without the Company.  They were my regimen, my protectors and brethren.  Most of all, they were family.  My life was theirs as much as they were...

The Bonds of Daecora – Death (CH 4)

[size=12][b]Death[/b][/size] Under the cover of night with the moon still below the horizon, Sarkan approached his small hut across a field of dying, untended rye in the starlight. There were no signs agents of the Priesthood were lying in wait, and he would have been...

A Daughter’s Choice

Ashspring sat on the high wall looking out over the docks and the poor section of the city.  She could just hear the music dancing on the southern winds as the pink reflections of the sunset bathed the whitewashed walls.  She could smell the salt on the air...

The Bonds of Daecora – Rebirth (CH 3)

[size=12][b]Rebirth[/b][/size] The following morning, daylight broke upon clear skies and Sarkan prepared to journey northwest towards home. Terrified of drawing attention with the reflective silver disk, he had taken advantage of the night's rain and covered the...

The Promise

Introduction Approximately 10 years pre-Exodus. The sandstorm was well into its third night and the Company was fighting desperately to keep the tsera from collapsing under the weight of the sands.  Several had already been lost.  A man, suffering numerous...

There was a time— (CH-1)

"Quickly! Order! This place must be put to order, he'll be here shortly" Order was right. The warden's office to the "Tullianum" prison, located on the fringe on a small peninsula of forgotten Aqualonian controlled land, was in terrible condition. Warden Fulna Pollus...

The Book of Kassia — Out of the desert.

"We draw our personal darkness around us to keep us safe from the sun." Tanith Lee====Father always wanted a boy.  He blamed the armaya, the curse,  that held our people in the desert that he got me; for mother's death he blamed only me.  Though I can...

The Bonds of Daecora – The Ocul Tritae (CH 2)

[size=14][b]The Ocul Tritae[/b][/size] The storm settled in with steady rain as darkness fell. Sarkan took shelter under a low rock overhang, cast into a gentle curve of smooth stone after millennia of wind and sand. He lay on his back, exhausted from his flight from...

Rilen

Rilen, stop! Please! The desert of Stygia was worse than the stories he'd heard. Which was surprising, since those in Aquilonia are often quick to exaggerate everything else about that hellish land. Still, if you don't want to be found, and water isn't a concern,...