Lyin’ Eyes
Mar26

Lyin’ Eyes

(26 Charlotos 5116, Ta’Illistim) [The writing looks shaky, and there are smears and stains where clear liquid has splashed.] Dear Aetheri, The incessant trouble in that mortal Empire, whatever they call it this year, seems to have yanked me into it. I may need someone to explain it all to me. It involves those awful Blameless who do so many terrible things in the name of the God King. A week ago, they captured a Blade of Ronan, Lord...

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Back For More
Feb03

Back For More

(22 Lormesta 5116, Ta’Illistim) How did it start? The way most of these kinds of stories start…a friend asked if I wanted to share an adventuring patrol with him. “Is there a cleric in town?” I asked. “Because I think I will need one in there…” “There is some sort of creature problem…” Mister Barreaus told me. We both knew it could be anything, but this was a good deal better than...

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Good Day Sunshine
May15

Good Day Sunshine

(15 Ivastaen 5115: Wehnimer’s Landing) The bardess woke up in her room in the Landing to the sounds of a bustling and busy town. She rubbed her crystal amulet and almost instantly heard someone thinking. It may not have been peaceful, but it was a familiar chaos to her, and she smiled. They had traveled late in the night from Ta’Illistim in preparation for the journey to Icemule Trace later today. That was the frozen...

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That’s What Friends Are For
May11

That’s What Friends Are For

(9 Ivastaen 5115: Ta’Illistim) Not every rescue is from the jaws of death. The Adventuring Guild assigned the bardess to recover an heirloom from a spectral lord. It seemed like a good enough match for her. Aetheri went with her to that area regularly so she could earn her next step for the Order of Voln. She would just save the job until he was around. She came in from a successful hunt in the Teorainn Dale, and tarried on the dais...

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How Many People Does It Take…
May05

How Many People Does It Take…

(4 Ivastaen 5115: Ta’Illistim) How Many People Does It Take To Help A Bardess? “The only kind of luck I am having today is bad luck,” she thought. She glanced at her fractured and bleeding leg and her hand as she sat at the Hanging Gardens, snacking on acantha leaves like she had not eaten for days. The Teorainn Dale had not been good to her. “I would rise to curtsy and greet you, too, Mister Kitagaen, but...

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Coupon for a Kiss
Apr27

Coupon for a Kiss

(27 Olaesta 5115: Ta’Illistim in the wee hours after midnight) “Thank you ever so much!” she told him. He had given her a symbol of the Lord of Dreams to hold her chrism. Looking at the sword symbol, she saw a beautiful periwinkle feystone already sparkling in it. That was such a generous extra touch. She practically beamed at him in excitement over this special gift. She replaced the symbol she had been wearing that was a...

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Old Joy
Apr23

Old Joy

(21 Olaesta 5115; Ta’Illistim) She had lost track of how much time passed since the Lord Admiral had entrusted his song to her. Truthfully, it was his sister’s song, she had learned. But she heard him sing it first, and it had impressed with his voice in her memory. The song, “The Loss of My Heart” by Siralina Machtes Ashrim, was a beautiful, passionate piece the bardess had first heard under the Old Oak in the...

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Garden
Apr22

Garden

(20 Olaesta 5115; Ta’Illistim) Around every corner was something new in the Shining City. She was a stranger here, yet he did not make her feel like an interloper. “Have you ever been to Veythorne Manor?” he asked her. She shook her head, it did not ring any bells. “I think you will like it. Do you have time now? I will show you,” he offered. It was the deep of night, she was not sure what this manor might be,...

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Unhinged
Mar24

Unhinged

(23 Charlatos 5115, The Landing) Last week she accepted a precious gift from Lady Inurtia. She knew the cittern was special the moment she touched it. Made from ebonwood, it was eahnor-inset and came in its own beautiful, matching case. As she gently smoothed her hand over the wood, she wondered if the instrument had its own song, or just its own voice. She gazed at it in wonder … Stemming from the bridge of the cittern, thin...

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Inside A Silent Tear
Mar22

Inside A Silent Tear

(22 Charlatos 5115, The Landing) Someone handed the bardess a peach. Her favorite fruit, peaches. How were they to know there was only one other person who brought her peaches since she left home? She stared at it. She knew everything was about to come crashing down, and she did not feel like explaining any of it. Not that she had any kind of explanation, not while she was caught somewhere between worry and feeling foolish. But...

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