Prayers to Maru

Enisthasia’s wings felt heavy as she flew through the door leading into the temple. The statue of the four-faced Godden towered over their subjects, flying without wings. She recognized Narivall, who knelt before Lyfa, in her eternal summer beauty. He’d been here on more than one occasion, perhaps still asking whether or not he ought … More Prayers to Maru

War Front

Location: eastern banks of River Ferix, Garizal/Alzair border. Commander Lekh grimaced as his squire, a young boy named Kalan, began to stitch a wound he’d taken defending the River Ferix. The damned Alzairan troops were giving him a bad name, and there was nothing to be done. The late Queen Dyandara had sworn troops would … More War Front

Malthusia

Stadtholme, Nubik. Noya and Simen walked hand-in-hand down the streets of their beloved home as the sun began to set. The market district was especially busy today as the residents gathered for Malthusia. It was a celebration of the harvest, and while it usually began in the morning, the best part of Malthusia was when … More Malthusia

The Viper Queen

Location: Caouk, Garizal. The Queen’s winter castle. Queen Lia lounged back in her chair, drumming her fingers against the table before her. Reports had flown in this morning from the Captain of the Guard that the Duchess of Athselt and most of the members of her court had been arrested for treason. Murdering both the … More The Viper Queen

Daughters and Sons

Location: Taerik, Garizal. Merchant district. Ferizan held his son’s hand tightly as they wove through the crowds of the merchant district. The food vendors were the worst. He knew young Woiren was hungry, eying the breads and stews offered with fervor. Unfortunately, his wife hadn’t given him enough coin to buy anything besides what she’d … More Daughters and Sons