The following morning we broke camp under gloomy skies. The world seemed to be slowly growing greyer as we made our way past crooked trees towards the marshes. The birds have become fewer in number and those that remain are quiet. The air is heavy […]
The Warden left to scout the path we are to take tomorrow morning, so I took the chance to find out what Dermond knew of the Warden. I sat with him by the fire and asked what he knew; he was reticent at first […]
Early the next morning we left town, the Warden leading Dermond and myself southwards towards the marshland. Dermond had told me that they are a dank and crooked place, riddled with traps to those who walk through them unawares. We are still several days journey […]
The Warden woke me just as the sun rose. I had fallen asleep in the main room of the inn. As I stood I realized that he and I were not alone: Dermond, Geor, and Alarca, these two buried in each other’s arms, were standing […]
We have returned to Geor’s inn and I to my chair in the corner of the room. The fire flickers in the hearth and my eyes are heavy after the long day’s journey.
The Warden questioned me without cease as we made our way down […]
I left before dawn, determined to find the Warden, wrapping my hands with strips torn from my cloak and carrying with me only a short-bladed knife and a leather flask of water. The sun found me struggling on the underside of an overhang in the […]
Distance is a funny thing. From miles away I believed I could likely scale the western peaks within a day. Now, camped in the shadow of these mountains, I see my folly: these unyielding giants of rock soar upwards riddled with grey crags and buttresses […]
I have journeyed for two days along the main road that bends west towards the forest. The going has not been difficult but my task weighs heavily upon me: to find the one known as “The Warden”. I left the main road before just before […]
After arriving back at the inn earlier this morning I tried to rest but the images of the previous night haunted my dreams. I sat on the edge of the bed and waited until I heard Alarca and Geor shuffling about, to join them downstairs.
I returned shortly before dawn, making my way carefully up the wall and crawling back through the window. My departure seemed to have gone unnoticed: the room appeared to be undisturbed and my door was still bolted. I had feared that my absence would worry […]