Monthly Archive: June 2014

Chapter 86: Breakout

Chapter 86: Breakout In Which Gates are Opened. ——————————————————————————————— Catamount: The ferret hurries down into the street and takes her pack from Soquan. “Hurry, we need to break the camps open.” She looks at Zander. “These people need a leader,” and then stares at him pointedly. Zander grins somewhat sheepishly. “We’ll meet you all at the …

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Chapter 85: Bells

Chapter 85: Bells In Which the Alarm Is Sounded. ——————————————————————————————— Back at the Hovel, Soquan begins to stir. The previous night flashes though his minds eye, and the otter’s eyes snap open as he looks over to check on Jozra. Noticing the ferret’s absence, and the presence of the necklace-wrapped dagger, he rises from his bed. …

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Chapter 84: Shadows and Blood

Chapter 84: Shadows and Blood In Which The End Begins. ——————————————————————————————— Yazeth: Four hours before dawn Jozra wakes. It was definitely now or never. Before even moving out of her bed she double checks her remaining throwing knives. She slips out from under her cloak-blanket and silently starts towards the window when she pauses a moment, …

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Chapter 83: Reconnaissance

Chapter 83: Reconnaissance In Which Jozra Begins To Make Up For Lost Time. ——————————————————————————————— Yazeth: The rest of the day passes slowly. Soon after breakfast, Zander leaves the hovel to begin the daily search for food while Jozra and Soquan begin their bid to keep from going stir-crazy. Finally the day drags to a close and …

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Chapter 82: House Arrest

Chapter 82: House Arrest In Which Soquan Is Just Evil. ——————————————————————————————— Yazeth: ‘Sore’ was a mild way of putting it. The next morning Jozra feels incredibly stiff and sore to the point where most movement is painful. Provisions are suddenly an issue with only Zander on the lookout for food. Soquan is not to be seen …

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Chapter 81: The Beating

Chapter 81: The Beating In Which You Can’t Stay In, But You Can’t Go Out. ——————————————————————————————— Yazeth: Slum life is difficult and often boring once immediate needs, such as where the next meal is coming from, are met. The curfew is strict and easily enforced since there are few candles and torches to light the way …

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Chapter 80: Ghetto Life

Chapter 80: Ghetto Life In Which Things Don’t Always Happen Immediately. ——————————————————————————————— Yazeth: As the week grows older, Soquan and Jozra learn their way around the slums. Zander’s unvoiced concern that three mouths would be too hard to feed proves to be unfounded, as three eyes searching turn up more than he had before. …and …

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Chapter 79: Conspiracy

Chapter 79: Conspiracy In Which Plans Are Make To Break Out Of Afrin. ——————————————————————————————— Yazeth: Night comes early to the slums and with a cowed and poor population, the night is dark and quiet with no lights or festive beasts to make it otherwise. Jozra sleeps uneasily, concerned about Holstadt and Azrun but fortunately it’s …

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Chapter 78: Zander

Chapter 78: Zander In Which Old Friends Can Be A Help. …And A Bother. ——————————————————————————————— Catamount: The slums are crowded and filthy as the pair soon find out. The first order of business is to find a vacant place to stay until they can find out what to do next, but step one was proving to …

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Chapter 77: Sight

Chapter 77: Sight In Which Even The Darkest Clouds Have A Silver Lining. ——————————————————————————————— Arrin: Sometime later, the otter’s consciousness slowly returns to him and his eyes flicker open. The smell of musty straw fills his nostrils as he slowly takes in surroundings, a few things catch his eye; the important thing in all this being …

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