The Children of Stron – part 20

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 19 The priest’s office was simple, as befitted a serious man of Stron, but still managed to be nicer than Brother Willem’s in the Pekot orphanage. There was no luxury, but the chairs were quite a bit more comfortable and the walls had simple, homespun tapestries … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 20

The Children of Stron – part 19

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 18 Choke, Pinch, and Knuckle rode west from the city of Strana in good cheer. They each had seven silver in their money pouches, a tidy sum for country boys, and a communal purse of about two hundred and fifty coppers, worth two and a half … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 19

The Children of Stron – part 18

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 17 The hotel Choke, Pinch, and Knuckle spent the night in was in one of the bigger buildings in Bridgetown, which still made it fairly small. The lobby and rooms were cramped, but otherwise rather luxurious. It was by far the nicest place the lads had … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 18

The Children of Stron – part 17

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 16 Terrence took them back to his private office lounge above Terry’s Bistro. Eli came with them. As with last time, the space was unoccupied when they entered. It was getting dark outside, so Terrence waved his hand over a small crystal set in the wall … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 17

The Children of Stron – part 16

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 15 Riding into Strana again, this time from the west, the Mage Tower once more graced them with its grand beauty. This time, however, it seemed to Choke that it loomed more than before. The unknown that it represented now seemed more promising of peril than … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 16

The Children of Stron – part 15

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 14 Choke came out of the Double Horseshoes Freight office with his sword in one hand and what he hoped was a package that would satisfy Terrence in the other. The burlap and twine wrapped package was about the size of a cake box and seemed … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 15

The Children of Stron – part 14

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 13 Walking to the stable to pick up their horses and gear, the three Pekot lads took the time to polish their story and plan some basic moves for when things kicked off. They decided that since Pinch was the most socially gifted of them, he … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 14

The Children of Stron – part 13

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 12 Terrence was waiting for the lads in the street when they came out from the bar. He was talking with a small squad of city guardsmen. Like Leren the bartender and the girls in the bar, the guardsmen were making a show of being relaxed, … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 13

The Children of Stron – part 12

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 11 As exciting and lively as Bridgetown had been during the day, it was doubly so now, with what seemed to be even more people packed into its lanes and alleys. The glamoured signs and advertisements cast an otherworldly light over the chaotic goings on. Many … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 12

The Children of Stron – part 11

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 10 Standing at the third-floor entrance to one of the Mage Tower’s many elevator lifts, Choke was yet again disturbed by something that his guide, Petar, did not even seem to notice. As with the elevator entrance on the first floor, there was no door or … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 11