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Saturday, December 18, 2010

X - Mashti Kaushibael

“Do you need anything, sera?” Fen shook her head, keeping her eyes on the floor in front of her. She felt a hand rub her shoulder consolingly. “He’ll be all right, dear. He’s inhaled a lot of ash, but he should be fine once he wakes up.” The Healer walked away to another part of the infirmary and Fen lifted her eyes to the bed in front of her where Julan lay, his eyes closed, his chest rising and falling gently. She couldn’t shake the image of him wild-eyed on Red Mountain, shoving her away from him.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

TES V Announced!

I am sure you have seen this already, but in case you have not: TES V: Skyrim.

New chapter next Saturday :)

IX - Red Mountain

“Let’s see,” Caius said, stumbling over to his lockbox holding Huleeya’s notes and Progress of Truth. I have your report, and I’ll make copies of these. Give me time to read and digest all this.” He fished in his lockbox and came out with a few drakes, which he tossed across the room to Fen. “In the meantime, I’m promoting you to Journeyman. You’re doing good work. Come back tomorrow and I’ll have new orders for you. Sound good?” Fen nodded and he shooed her out. She started across the river through the darkening twilight towards the Eight Plates, where she had left Julan to go turn in her report.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

VIII - Vivec

I apologise for the lateness of this week's chapter. Also please be aware that much of Julan's dialogue was written by Kateri for Julan's mod.

Edwinna reluctantly let Julan sleep in one of the empty rooms in the guildhall that night. He was still asleep the next morning, so Fen went to the Ald Skar Inn alone for breakfast. She had just sat down with her book when she heard a familiar voice.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

VII - Julan

Fen spent the following days doing chores for Skink-in-Tree’s-Shade, an Argonian that took up residence in the Mages’ Guild in Sadrith Mora. Edwinna had run out of jobs for her to do shortly after she had delivered the notes to Cosades and had sent her along to the guildhall there. Fen found that she missed going into the Dwemer ruins Edwinna sent her to, but Skink was much kinder than the other stewards she had encountered so far, and put her in no rush for any of the tasks he set her to.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

VI - The Nerevarine Cult

“Good work, Fen,” Caius said, taking the notes from her and glancing them over. “Now, these cover the Sixth House admirably, but don’t touch much on the Nerevarine cult.” He folded up the notes and tripped over a boot on his way to store them in his lockbox. “I want you to go talk to this Sharn gra-Muzgob Hasphat mentions. She’s in your guild, you might know her. Get some information about the Nerevarine cult, then come back here. She’ll probably have you do some ridiculous task as well, but just do it.” He dismissed her promptly, and Fen detoured into the Eight Plates for a brief dinner, then over the Mages’ Guild to talk to Sharn gra-Muzgob, as it was only just evening. She had never actually spoken to Sharn, a heavyset Orcish woman with a sullen face and a head of dark braids that looked like snakes, for she always either looked very angry or very busy. Now Fen approached her cautiously where the woman was examining a shelf of potions, looking irritated.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

V - Arkngthand

Fenara spent the following weeks traveling to various Dwemer ruins under the instruction of Edwinna Elbert, fetching various artifacts and rare books and plans for her. Her days fell into a pattern, and Fenara found herself growing comfortable with entering the ruins. It was odd, for they were all dark and eerily silent save for the occasional clicking spider, but Fenara found that she felt oddly at home inside them, and she often dwelled as long as she could in the ruins, trying to make sense of the script along the walls and admiring the intricacy of the artifacts she found there.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

IV - Dwemer Ruins

Fenara’s prediction proved to be correct. She spent her first day in Ald’ruhn teleporting to other guildhalls and fetching potions and books and ingredients and all other manner of things for Edwinna. When Edwinna was finally out of chores for her to do, Fenara went up to her room, exhausted, and fell asleep almost immediately. The next morning, Edwinna sent her straight to Maar Gan, a settlement north of Ald’ruhn, to check on someone called Huleen who she hadn’t seen in a while.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

III - The Guild of Mages

For a while after she woke, Fenara lay in her narrow bed, wondering what was left for her to do. She had met with all of the Blades Trainers, but Cosades had told her to sign on with one of the local guilds. And her grandmother had told the head of the Mages’ Guild in Balmora to expect a friend. After a time, Fenara pulled herself out of bed, combed back her hair, and went outside to a chilly, but surprisingly clear morning. She found the Mages’ Guildhall in a crowded street lined with storefronts and crates, which she navigated carefully to reach the right building. It had an old wooden sign in front of it, creaking slightly in the breeze, and its doorway was lit with a blue lantern.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

II - The Blades Trainers

Fenara awoke with a start, still on her narrow bed with the letter from her father lying beside her. Feeling frustratingly disoriented, she shut the letter in the single book that was sitting on a shelf over her bed and stood up, stumbling over to the cabinets. She yanked one open and found a stale loaf of bread, which she didn’t even bother with. The rest of the cabinets were dusty and bare, so Fenara resigned to having to go out to get food. She found a tattered robe in the closet, which she donned in favor of the ragged dress she had been sporting, and slipped on a pair of thick guar hide shoes that hid in a dark corner of the closet. She found an old wooden comb in a drawer and untangled most of the snarls from her hair, then tied it back in a braid out of her face and went outside, feeling significantly refreshed.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I - Empty

Effe-Tei looked up from the scroll he was reading, his pointed reptilian face emotionless as the doors to the Reception Chamber opened and the guards pushed Fenara through, not bothering to stand at attention and simply leaving the way they came.
“This one falls,” Effe-Tei said, quickly getting to his feet and hurrying over on hobbling lizard steps to where Fenara was curled on the mosaic floor, sobbing. “Princess?”
“Effe-Tei?” Fenara said, looking up at him. Her tear-streaked face brightened at the sight of the Argonian, and as soon as he had helped her to her feet she threw herself into his arms.


The finely lacquered doors swung open simultaneously, each one pushed by a guard in rose-colored armor. The guards held the doors back and stood at attention on either side as a young woman entered. Her crimson eyes were downcast, her thin, dark hair greasy from going unwashed for months hanging lankly down her back. Yet her narrow face was still exquisitely lovely, with high cheekbones and careful features that set her apart from most other Dunmer maidens that sported the common arched brows and pursed lips.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Table of Contents

I - Empty
II - The Blades Trainers
III - The Guild of Mages
IV - Dwemer Ruins
V - Arkngthand
VI - The Nerevarine Cult
VII - Julan
VIII - Vivec
IX - Red Mountain
X - Mashti Kaushibael
XI - The Urshilaku Camp
XII - The Nerevarine Prophecies
XIII - Ilunibi
XIV - Corprus
XV - Tel Fyr
XVI - The Ministry of Truth
XVII - Holamayan
XVIII - Shani (part 1)
XIX - Shani (part 2)
XX - Kogoruhn
XXI - The Cavern of the Incarnate
XXII - Explanations
XXIII - The Bones of Han-Sashael
XXIV - The Zainab Camp
XXV - The Eribenimsun Camp
XXVI - House Redoran (part 1)
XXVII - House Redoran (part 2)
XXVIII - House Hlaalu
XXIX - House Telvanni
XXX - Hortator and Nerevarine
XXXI - The Living God
XXXII - Ghostgate
XXXIII - Sunder
XXXIV - Assault on Red Mountain
XXXV - The Citadel of Dagoth Ur
XXXVI - The Second Numidium
XXXVII - The Final Meeting

I - The Assassin
II - The Dark Brotherhood
III - Of Public Opinion
IV - Temple Informant
V - Disloyalty
VI - Evidence of Conspiracy
VII - A Delicate Matter
VIII - The Common Tongue
IX - An Unusual Army
X - The Shrine of the Dead
XI - Almalexia
XII - The Day of Lights
XIII - The Plot
XIV - The End of Times
XV - The Weather Witch
XVI - A Missing Hand
XVII - The Blade of Nerevar
XVIII - Trueflame
XIX - The Clockwork City
XX - The Mad God
XXI - Return to Mournhold
XXII - Grim Advice


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