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Elegy for the Oathbinder

Twilight fell upon the silver skies, the oceans rise extinguishing the sun. Unheeding stars ignored our plaintive cries, And now the God of Oaths lies dead and gone.The ocean’s dark and perilous wave ascending, Threatening order’s delicate scale. The Mistress of Death sought our ending, Hope seemed lost; no chance we could prevail.The Hero brought …

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Interlude: A Game at Dinner

“It’s been lovely, Lady…” Naeris fished around in their mind for the dwarf’s name. “… Argent. But I really must be leaving.” “Nonsense!” Lady Argent shook her head. “You simply must stay for dinner, Miss Cellinel. It’s been ever so quiet here since my husband went off to fight.” “I must object, Lady Argent. What …

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Interlude: Reunions II

Naeris watched the wood elf from a distance as he embroidered small golden birds onto the green and blue silks piled high in front of him. Dath, one of the other elves had called him. Dath. The elf Naeris had been told to seek out. They studied him as he worked; his blonde hair cut …

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Interlude: Reunions

Tusk was glaring at Naeris. “What happened to the plan?” she asked forcefully. The two of them had finally managed to find a moment’s peace to catch up, and she was almost giddy with joy and simultaneously filled with a storm of rage. “Why are we letting them all live? The plan-” “Plans change, Tusk,” …

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Changes

Roshan McKay sat at their desk, staring blankly at the pile of assignments that still needed marking. It’s not like they needed the money; Emma was kind enough to take care of most important things. Even if they did need it, it’s not like they could spend it. Power’s out to half the city, and with …

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Character Theme Songs

I listen to music a lot when I write; I find it really helps get me into the right mind-set. This is especially true when I’m writing characters. I’ve posted a couple of playlists before, for Naeris and Roshan, and I’ve certainly written in generalisation about why I picked certain songs. Now, I’ve written a lot of character-based …

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Interlude: First Meetings

The palace grounds were breathtaking, even under the blanket of night. Light spilled from windows and doorways, falling on a dizzying array of flowers that bloomed year-round. The frosty chill of winter refused to touch their delicate petals, and the grass inside the walls was free from the ice that covered most of the city. As …

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Interlude: Ancient History

Merilin woke to the feeling of cold, damp stone pressed against their cheek. Something jabbed into their side–last night’s dinner, a raw vegetable of some sort. Naeris, their mother had called it. Their mother! Where was she? Where was father? Merilin scrambled to their feet and looked around, but the alleyway was deserted. “Mama! Papa!” …

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Interlude: Priority Message

A hawk, carrying a larger-than-usual package thuds into the throne-room, clearly exhausted from its journey. It scrambles towards Queen Beryl, screaming threateningly at anyone that attempts to intercept it–except, oddly, the Queen’s Seneschal, who it allows to pick it up and remove the package. His eyes scan the first few lines and he immediately orders …

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