Wintersong
Dec24

Wintersong

(23 Eorgaen 5116, Wehnimer’s Landing) My dearest, Aetheri, I know you cannot receive letters at sea, but I will write and save them for you. There is already so much I will never remember to tell you. My thoughts turn constantly to you. I daydream of your eyes. I hear your voice in the melodies of my dreams. Your softest caress is upon the breeze, and I remember how warm you are next to me. I miss you, Sweetie. I saw a penguin...

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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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Emerald Eyes
Feb05

Emerald Eyes

(31 Lormesta 5116, Ta’Illistim) She was at the dais in Ta’Illistim, getting ready to go out on a bounty patrol “By the way, you look absolutely ravishing tonight,” Miss Istoriel told the bardess. “That forehead gem, that fascinator.” She beamed at Miss Istoriel, her cheeks colored up a tiny bit with the compliments. “Almost too pretty for such a dangerous quest,” Istoriel told her, speaking...

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Canone Inverso
Feb04

Canone Inverso

(30 Loremesta 5116, Ta’Illistim) She heard the warm melody; it was exotic and tantalizing, it drew all of her attention immediately – attention which she willingly gave. The enticing notes moved slowly as they exposed their theme. Before long, she found herself no more the audience, but part of the song. She followed it, echoing every move the lyrical tune took. She learned it as she went along, an offset echo in a higher voice....

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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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Secret Garden
Dec07

Secret Garden

(1 Eorgean 5115, Ta’Illistim) The ghostly blue glow of the ancient glowbark tree spilled onto the dark ground where a lot of the beautiful, keening sirenflowers were withering and turning black or blood-red, petal by petal, flower by flower. She noticed it first in the change of their song, less than an hour before…. In the heart of the Veythorne Manor’s garden is one of their favorite places, under the ancient glowbark...

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Anticipation
Oct06

Anticipation

(5 Jastatos 5115, Ta’Illistim) The anticipation was ever so sweet. Her mother had said it would be. She stepped off the dais to head back to look at the list of last things that she needed to do for the ceremony. One of the six beautiful sapphires in the sky that made up the Stormlord’s trident caught her eye; it seemed to twinkle at her. Her breathing stopped for a moment as she look up in surprise at the promise that...

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Sail Away
Sep07

Sail Away

(6 Imaerasta 5115, The Island) She should ask if that would be the last trip of the season to the Island. But she was afraid of the answer. The Frontier Days Festival ended the night before. She knew her visit in the Landing was nearing an end, as well the time at the Island. It had been a fun time during the busy Festival celebrations. She picked up a new winter coat, some sandals, collected some ideas for the wedding, made new...

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It’s In His Kiss
May17

It’s In His Kiss

(16 Ivastaen 5115: Ta’Illistim) “Nobody has ever kissed me like this, like you do,” she whispered softly to him. The Glowbark Tree was beautiful tonight, illuminating the heart of the garden better than even the Great Moon when it is full. The sirenflowers filled the air with what can only be described as a song – a constantly changing, living song. This was one of her favorite places to spend with him. They...

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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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