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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Echoes
Apr15

Echoes

(14 Olaesta 5115; The Landing) Heard once, she liked to think she did not forget. Most of the time that was true, too. Heard again, it caught her attention, and then lived within her, where it is forgotten never. In the place where things risk a life of their own – at her peril. Where she is caught, between the sounds, within the unending whim of tidal forces. The wave of time crests upon this echo, and she hears it all again....

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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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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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The Celebration of Legends
Dec06

The Celebration of Legends

“An oak may live a hundred years before it succumbs to the storm. Though the oak is gone its progeny remains. It’s legacy passed to countless generations. Enegue lives in each of you who called him friend.”

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Tears of Dawn
Oct28

Tears of Dawn

(27 Jastatos 5114: Wehnimer’s Landing) At first I thought it was homesickness. I wake up each day in tears. Even before that sorry encounter with whatshisname. I know it is unrelated to that. There are the nightmares, but they are frightening. In fact, I am surprised neighbors have not called the Town Guards after some particularly loud screams. But these tears are not of fear, and they do not have the feel of the nightmares with...

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Lessons Learned on An Adventure
Oct24

Lessons Learned on An Adventure

(23 Jastatos 5114: Wehnimer’s Landing) The ghosts in my dreams were strong of late. Perhaps I give them too much power by putting off the song.  Normally I would go to my father. I sure cannot go to him over this particular matter. But whatever the cause of the dreams, I was blue. After playing some music to the ruins of the old bank and the crazy fortune-teller, I went back to Helga’s to work on the song that will set me free....

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Midnight Aire
Oct06

Midnight Aire

(6 Jastatos 5114:  Wehnimer’s Landing) She gazed at the garden visible through the window. The nights were growing chill, but she still kept a window partly open. She could hear a new song in her soul tonight, and reached for her mandolin. D minor. She’d try it first in D minor. Testing the chord progression against the same three notes of each phrase, she knew the notes rang out clearly against the moving strings. First she...

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Victory After Sundown
Oct05

Victory After Sundown

(4 Jastatos 5114:  Wehnimer’s Landing) Dear Mother & Father, I am writing to make sure you know I am completely safe and secure at the Landing. I know you must have heard some of the news about the events and attacks surrounding the Landing. I had my first taste of an assault tonight. But do not fret, as soon as the airships were sighted, I was spirited to safety. There he stayed with me to make sure no harm came to me while the...

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Raged The Storm
Oct04

Raged The Storm

(4 Jastatos 5114:  Wehnimer’s Landing) Outside raged the storm, the battle. Heralded by blood rain and clouds out of nowhere, the bardess fled to the safety of the city. She had no sooner asked, “What is happening?” in the Town Square when she could see many, many huge Airships headed towards the Landing. (Blots of ink make nothing but a dark scratched out spot where the first word used to be) took her hand and they...

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