Author Archives: Tom Nash

The Battle of Pallesk 2.1

More than five weeks had passed since the levy was called. Four weeks to the day since the formal declaration of war was made. The Army of Landisilo was in the field, and Maruk with his men were out ahead … Continue reading

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The New Star 1.5

As agreed at the feast, I went to the temple at noon the following day. The temple was a pale grey, its stones interlocking neatly to form complex patterns near the floor and the start of the roof. Lord Torru … Continue reading

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The New Star 1.4

The muster took place at noon the following day. My father had his round shield, spear, sword, bow and his dagger. On his head was the steel helmet worn by my grandfather before him. He went around the houses in our … Continue reading

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The New Star 1.3

By the time we arrived back in the village, the sun had just set and our path back through the ruins was lit by the orange glow from beyond the horizon. Much of the village had come out both to … Continue reading

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The New Star 1.2

I awoke the following morning to find my father’s sleeping bag empty. I left the tent and joined him at the fire, which had been relit and was now heating stones for boiling water. “Did the star come back?” I … Continue reading

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The New Star 1.1

I was fourteen years old when my father took me out to the plains for the first time. We left on horseback; my father on his brown and white mare, flanked by other men from our village. I rode a smaller, more … Continue reading

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