Monthly Archives: December 2016

the quick and the dead . . .

New Years Eve, the dead year gone, the new one not yet begun. So I thought the following photos might be apt. Boxing Day, clutching the camera I’ve long promised myself, I toddled off to the local churchyard to discover exactly what … Continue reading

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Tangents and Triangles

While arrangements are made for King Kottir’s ‘Great Commotion’, planned for the eve of the Feast of Slaughter, that same king must make good his word to cross the sea with the Regiment’s boats. And that leaves Mistress Bregan all … Continue reading

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To Kill An Immortal

Uissid Tizarn has granted permission for King Kottir and Mistress Bregan to wed and has even arranged it so everything neatly accords with Alsaldic Law. But he is concerned about Bregan’s Brictish source . . . Read on “It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Puppet-Master, Kingmaker, Uissid Tizarn

The new king, King Kottir, has issued such edicts intended to stave off the starvation of his people. He has also declared his intent—fully against Alsaldic Law—to wed Mistress Bregan and to make her his queen. So what will Uissid … Continue reading

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The Winter Solstice and the Turning Tide

  As the outgoing tide takes away Friends and lovers who are travelling far So, too, alas, with the outgoing year; And we cannot yet see what those losses are But as the outgoing tide scours the shore Cleaning the … Continue reading

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The Knotted Question of Wedding

Declared the new Alsaldic king, Kottir has caused a stir and consternation amongst the truvidiren by issuing edicts despite, as Chief Truvidir Markenys tells him, this is the sole right of Uissid Tizarn. But there are more edicts yet to come. One … Continue reading

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The Tree-Folk I Met With On Holiday

Winter: morning mists and freezing fogs . . . seems a good time to recall our holidays. Here’s a few of the characters I met with back in September with the last of summer’s heat tenaciously clinging . . . … Continue reading

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The King Decrees

Kottir has won the Games. He is the True Heir, the New King. Now he can claim Mistress Bregan as his wife . . . if Kailen, and the law, allows it. But first there are more pressing matters for … Continue reading

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Friends, Swords and Foes

Kottir has won the Games, he is now to be the Alsaldic King. But that’s not how Chief Truvidir Markenys had thought it would be on the eve of the Games when Kailen and King Burdamon had arrived at the … Continue reading

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If He Should Fail

It was not enough that Kottir was amongst the first three back to the isle. Neither enough that, in the swordplay, he alone remained unscathed. Now he must burst thirteen hidden blood-filled bladders with thirteen arrows. To do so successfully … Continue reading

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