1.2.2 – Caer Lunan  

Caer Lunan was not a large town.   It clustered up against a narrow ridge, nearly all its wee houses built with their backs to the slope. Among them, one central house stood out, and behind it, smaller but taller, a chapel with the Church’s star nailed atop its belltower.  We crouched near the edge of […]

1.2.1 – Taste of Hope 

“I asked Rina for food, as per your instructions.” Aidan delivered this report brusquely, just like he delivered us the flatbreads, now piled high with a glistening, broken-up topping. We sat together in the dark, our backs to the camp. “She gave us some of her rations. Something called–”  “Oh, fuck me,” I recognized the […]

1.2.0 – Stolen Pages  

Two druids stood sentry at the west edge of the grove, one tall, one short, indistinct in the fog and the gathering dark.   “Oli.” The tall one’s words were muffled by a scarf that masked her features. “Outsiders. We keep watch here, go no further.”  I nodded to her.   “Oli, we’re here to take watch […]

1.1.7 – Speaker’s Comfort  

Daylight was fading, ushered out by stormclouds. I softened my footsteps as best I could, easing up to Aidan in muddy boots. Pine needles crackled softly underfoot. He knelt at the side of the fire, staring into the flames, oblivious to what was going on under his nose.   There was little wind in our pine […]