Monthly Archives: October 2015

Alsalda Gene Trees (Part 4)

While not essential to understanding this little graphic will help you along . . .  

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Alone and Watching

Next episode of Alsalda: Pride swelled in Erspn as he watched Detah, squatting there amongst the ashes, not a qualm to her, just scoop, tip, scoop, tip, filling the sack. Unlike Demekn. But then she stopped. He saw her look … Continue reading

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Death’s White Fingers

A new episode of Alsalda Detah, newly apprenticed to Eblan Head Man Erspn, believes she’s discovered the nature of ‘eblan-work’. It’s to inhale deeply of the green-feather herb. Green-feather, an eblan ‘flywort’, is otherwise known as ‘the Opener—it opens the … Continue reading

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Eblan Work

Episode 18 of Alsalda Eblan Hegrea had warned of the approaching changes. And perhaps Detah had already a glimpse of an inkling. But the reality . . . The granaries soon to be gone. The Ulvregan traders’ holds likely to follow … Continue reading

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A Sad, Sad Day

Episode 17 of Alsalda Detah couldn’t sleep, disturbed by the storm-spirit Hilshin as he threw his light-spears, stamped his feet and rocked the earth, as the wind roared around the lodge seeking entrance, screaming to be let in through the … Continue reading

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And Today’s Prayer . . .

The children’s God is a weather god. To wit . . . It rains = God’s taking a shower There’s thunder = God’s moving his bed There’s lightning = God’s striking a match (and sometimes he’s careless and drops it and … Continue reading

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No News . . .

Episode 16 of Alsalda Eblan Hegrea spoke of changes, of dying and death. But Detah is young, she’s full of life, those aren’t the words she wanted to here. And then came some boats from the west . . . … Continue reading

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Beings Becoming

Episode 15 of Alsalda Eblan Head Man Erspn has taken Detah to Cloud Stone Isle—with ulterior motive. She knows what it is and she needs to ask questions . . . but of whom? Read on. She had gasped at … Continue reading

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A Gift

Episode 14 of Alsalda No one goes to His Indwelling without they visit Cloud Stone Isle. Eblan Erspn, delighted at the chance to show Detah the stones, has an ulterior motive for taking her there. But first, there’s the gift . … Continue reading

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Black Birds On The Water

Episode 13 of Alsalda Detah was disappointed to find the horses gone from Sapapsan’s Isle—as were most of the men. Even the Eblan Head Man’s brother, Dalys (who doesn’t quite live in this world), was absent. He must have returned … Continue reading

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