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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Aetheri’s Song
May03

Aetheri’s Song

(3 Ivastaen 5115: Ta’Illistim) She closed her eyes and smiled to herself, finishing the song on the piece of paper. She swirled her quill at the bottom with her name, marking it complete. Holding the paper up she looked at it in wonder. It had taken but a few days to write, and she really liked it. It held her feelings; that alone was an accomplishment. The key gave it layers of depth that made it intriguing, romantic, and never once...

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I Believe I Can Fly
Apr26

I Believe I Can Fly

(26 Olaesta 5115: Ta’Illistim) The dream was a gift, a gift with her soft new lullabye playing in the background. More than a gift, it was a promise to the bardess. She followed the azure butterfly into a swirling host of colorful butterflies all around her. She raised her arms to reach upwards with them in wonder. They swept under her arms and lifted her high, and somehow, she was soaring into the star-filled night sky. She heard her...

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Brand New Sun
Apr24

Brand New Sun

(24 Olaesta 5115; Ta’Illistim) She looked at the stargazer lily in the light of morning and sighed. It was stunning. She was tempted to sing to it, but that lasted only a moment. She did not really want to know its song, not now. Or, perhaps more accurately, not yet. If she had been honest with herself, she already knew. She just did not understand why. She turned her attention back to the harp, letting her thoughts wander as her...

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Sunset
Apr24

Sunset

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1995) {Backstory: She always introduced this song as a celebration of love, of lovers. There was never any doubt she wrote it for the mage. He bade her sing it oft… ~D.} Easily, he slides across the sky, Horizon to horizon, ’til only sunset’s colours left identify Light’s last enticing passion. He is Night — and Dark, he comes; Drawn to where she rests. Silken...

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Listen To The Music
Apr24

Listen To The Music

(24 Olaesta 5115; Ta’Illistim) Moonglae Inn BriarStone Court Ta’Illistim, the Nations Dear Mother and Father, The time in Ta’Illistim has been thrilling. The quiet here has been inspiring, the people, charming. I have had time to work on my instruments, too. I finished all the lessons for my mandolin, and am fully ready for my final exam with it. I have written 2 songs and arranged a third this week. I want to play them all for...

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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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Find A Way To My Heart
Apr19

Find A Way To My Heart

(19 Olaesta 5115; The Landing) It was time for the Apprentice Bardess to check in with her mentor now that the Spitfire had left town. She made her way to the Raging Threk, and found him at a table. He waved her over immediately. His greeting was cheery. There had not been much cheer for her the past week (and change), so it was a welcome change. “I have some questions when you have time, there is no rush,” she quietly...

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Don’t Stop Believing
Mar26

Don’t Stop Believing

(25 Charlatos 5115, The Landing) A single stanza sat in her music notebook for over 3 months. It was good, and the bardess knew it. But it was a hook, and nothing else. Every time she picked up her book and thumbed through it, she would read the stanza again, and smile. Then turn the page. Lately, her confidence was sagging, her spirits were even worse. Truth be told, she was a wreck. The Cittern had not helped the situation at all....

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