Day: March 28, 2017

The Testing

Ches 19, 1372

 

“Good morning, daughter,” Davlin called out as he moved the curtain aside. “Happy birthday.”

Meliantha looked up from where she sat in her small room, sword across her legs, and one hand holding a polishing cloth, dressed in simple clothes. She nodded. “Good morning, father. Thank you.” Continue reading →

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Hatred, Anger and Strife

Kythorn 12, 1368

“Keep your guard up, lad!” The salle master shouted at the young man, who’d let the point of his waster drop, just in time for his opponent to knock it out of his hands with her own wooden sword, then poke him in the left side of the chest.

“And that’s why. Someday, some horror might stab you through the heart.” Brother Norvin, the armsmaster, said with a sanctimonious air. “This time, it was just a practice sword. You,” he said to Meliantha, “pick up his waster and make sure it’s not damaged from your action.” Continue reading →

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Meetings and Mentors

Eleisis 5, 1358:

The small dark figure clambered over the wall in the dark, then let herself down, small fingers fitting deftly into the space between stones. She knew it would bother Father, but she couldn’t put up with the others anymore.

Between Brother Norvin’s preaching about her sins being worn on her skin, and Felger’s recent attempt at “helping”, she’d had enough. She’d left Father a note, gathered a few things, and climbed the wall. Continue reading →

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