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Retreat 4.3

They waited for a deeper cover of night before  making their move. They tied the horses to a tree, then left the woods and crept up to the camp, approaching it from near the river bank. The Berrumin had set up … Continue reading

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Retreat 4.1

Maruk’s horse slowed to a trot, panting. The battle was far behind, but the crashing and screams of the slaughter still under way still carried over the wind. Maruk could barely hear it or he was deliberately blocking it out. … Continue reading

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Contact 3.2

I returned home as the orange sun started to touch the tops of the trees and the smallest stones and blades of grass cast long shadows. “Where have you been?” exclaimed my mother. She looked at me. My tunic and trousers were … Continue reading

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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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