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  • Li and Bon Speculate

    _Meet Li. He's been a sailor on the Steadfast for the past year when he joined the crew in Katu. With dark hair and small physique, he's usually found on the rigging. Other members of the crew avoid him because of his chatty nature. Meet Bon. It's gender …

  • Talis' Introduction in Flen

    Flen, pirate haven and the _de facto_ capital of the islands of Flenouaye, sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between two harbors. To the north is the smaller Weather Harbor. Long and difficult to sail to, but with steep shores to protect from all but …

  • Hunting for Trouble

    Talis and Hirase entered the dugout after returning to the village from the hike to the lights and drums. It had been a weird night. The sounds and lights had seemed so close, but after hiking for hours carefully, the hills in the distance might …

  • Many Kinds of Darkness

    Talis reflected on what she’d seen. Yu-Chen used the power of light against her enemies. It was similar to when she’d witnessed Reith take down the Skylord in Dee-Go Reach, with one exception. She could channel the power using her voice. She was certainly …

  • The Nature of Beginnings

    “Some of the Darkness has been vanquished.” “Ah, young Talis, I felt it,” Tubayek acknowledged with a grin. “However, that was but a dimly lit coal compared to what awaits. It is a start.” “It felt good being able to push back. My training seems to …

  • All Due Honors

    “Even in the Wilds, I can't seem to escape the paperwork,” Carmen mused aloud, using her quill to sign off on the soon to be transposed requisition list. A tapping on the poles holding up her tent brought her out of her pensiveness. Turning, she found …

  • Wave of Fear

    Dawn was about to break off the western coast of Areiystis where the Maglioshi caravel _Darabon's Fortune_ was approaching an island labeled as "Manush" on their charts. Captain Niran Shinavira hoped fresh water and some wild pig meat would lift the …

  • Send for Help

    “Master [[:tubayek | Tubayek]], would you help me write a letter?” asked [[:talis-mekdreba-of-the-forscorn | Talis]]. “Sure, young one. To whom do you want to write this letter?” “To the _Coronus_ of the Legion. I’m not sure how it should be …

  • Letter Home

    To My Dearest Family, I hope this letter finds you are all well. I have made it to the colony New Salam. I have spoken with the colony leader, one Commander Duellos. She seems nice and has agreed that our fishing boat would be great addition to the …

  • Not What He Was Looking For

    Arithmedea struggled to move the body of the farmer further within the shelter of the temple. Two days ago she had been blessed by the Great One to be its cleric, yet she was completely lost on what to do. The books left behind were of no use, but the …

  • Bury My Heart

    h2. 15-990-5-28 I did not know at first what to make of what that fool of a [[:dagos-lucat | soldier]] was telling me or showing me. Something about man-rats were plentiful and invading our colony. I stared at him, and he stared back, then produced a …

  • A Nature Walk

    Silently, [[:moccan | Moccan]] slipped away from the main camp along the river. These new friends are interesting but they have no connection to nature, it felt wrong to do this with them watching. “OK Tabitha, stay here and watch over our friends. I …

  • Voices and the Sea

    _The exact chronology of this vignette is a little vague, but it probably takes place before the Grand Gathering Expedition._ “What? Hey, I’m a functioning drunk. I drink, and as a function of the alcohol, I get drunk and fall down. See? Working 100% …

  • Son et Lumiere - Le Feu

    Every few days, colonists ranging out from [[Westgate | Westgate]] into the peripheral fringe of not yet tamed jungle find strange patches of incinerated ground. Silence hanging from the trees as the scent of sulfur and scorched carbon drifted upward …

  • Journal of Radiance

    It was a rare event seeing [[New Salam | New Salam]]’s "High Priest", but really, one could always smell when he was approaching. _For the village’s sake, take a BATH!_ Plus whenever [[:bon-bon | Bon]], the "High Priest", was back in the village, one …

  • The Book of Mengzhi - Field Notes

    “…the lesser groundbird is so called due to my speculations that much larger relatives of the type may exist deeper in the jungle. Lesser groundbirds prey on insects, small mammals, and reptiles, using their beaks to kill their food. A larger species …

  • An Important First

    “Whatcha you doing?” asked Li of his one-time shipmate. “Finding soap,” said [[:bon-bon | Bon]]. “Uh, soap?” Li’s voice cracked in surprise. “Whatcha need soap for?” “[[:talis-mekdreba-of-the-forscorn | Talis]] said I smell bad. Need bath.” “ …

  • A Night with Lady Fortune

    It was another raucous night on the ship. The sailors were in good spirits, the return of the Grand Expedition and [[:ts-ao-hai | Ts’ao Hai]] with it giving them an excellent excuse to drink, sing, dance, and gamble through the night. Someone had “ …

  • Carbatkin's clutches

    Noote was not subtle in the darkness. His heavy stride announced his presence behind his relaxed boss. Carbatkin did not move, wishing his evening peace to remain unbroken. Noote's baritone was way too loud for the subject matter. "Sir, we have a …

  • A Day With the Angel of Destiny

    From outside the hut came the sound of hard booted footsteps on the ground, every note accompanied by the jingle of metal. The gait was loud and posturing, clearly intended to announce one’s presence long before they came into sight. For a long moment the …

  • A Respectable Inn

    The Brass Lantern was a very respectable establishment far from the stink of Branmore's port and riverside. The floors were clean, the meals fresh, and the bar rag rarely needed to be used. The clientele was polite, the waitresses modestly dressed, and …

  • Plans Within Plans

    The _Palah's Respite_ lurched as the wind suddenly changed direction and caught the sails. Although the rains had not started, the dark clouds and stiffened breeze foretold of the coming storm. Arturian deftly rescued his wine glass before the ship tried …

  • Peleki on the Boulder

    The gangly, fidgety [[Meseidiaren | Meseidiaren]] was standing up on the boulder in the cut camp again, shouting away his brief lunch rest. “The wage system and private ownership of the means of production, which they believe lead to class divisions!” …

  • Broadened Horizons

    The last couple of days seemed to only be stacking on the worries for the colony. She had joined them as a sort of exploratory experience many days past, traveling with them in her endeavors to learn more of the northern part of the continent [[Nations of …

  • Purity of Power

    The Lantern rested, *almost* motionless atop the writing desk. Mengzhi sat, arms crossed, staring at the sentient device. Pen without ink, lying on a blank page, ignorant of both the Bea'txo and the artifact. "I wait for you to record my instructions …

  • Upheaval

    [[:tenjo-kai | Tenjo-Kai]] heaved to contents of his stomach into the private piss pot that came with his cabin. The captain had told him that the sea would have a little “chop” on it today, but the motion of the ship on the waves had completely subdued …

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