The Children of Stron – part 56

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 55 Peep rode most of the way to Callic village before deciding to hole up for the rest of the night. She stopped at a cowshed she had found that morning tucked away in a little hollow by a duck pond. There were no cows in … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 56

The Children of Stron – part 55

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 54 Prowling through the trails like a little black wolf, Peep came right up behind one of the Chisel’s three-man lookout squads. When she was about fifty meters from the spot where she had observed the hamlet earlier, she ran into three horses all in line … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 55

The Children of Stron – part 54

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part The Chisel’s men were still standing around out front when Peep left Arlen’s tavern. The men in the stable had finished saddling the horses. The thirteen mounts were ready to go, tied up on hitching posts out in front. Nine of the Chisel’s men were ready … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 54

The Children of Stron – part 53

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 52 When Peep and Pinch finished clearing a spot for their horses at the old campsite, they set up a crude blind with what they had cut down. Peep then told Pinch to head on up to Nimara. “What are ye gonna do now?” he asked. … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 53

The Children of Stron – part 52

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 51 After lunch at the Unger compound, Choke and Knuckle went to work helping the men clear the trail to the Old Mill. Peep and Pinch began scouting the forest around for a stand against Alan “the Chisel” Mason and his men. The escape tunnel exit … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 52

The Children of Stron – part 51

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 50 Choke found Knuckle at the archery range outside the Unger farmstead. He was working with the ex-sergeant of archers, Munn. Choke put his armor and crossbow away in the farm compound and came back out with his new longbow and quiver to join in. The … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 51

The Children of Stron – part 50

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 49 In the year of our Lord Stron 382 (more widely reckoned in the realms of Aern as the Alinorian year 282 Post Reformation), in the wilderness outside the village of Callic in the Kingdom of Strana in the alliance of the Holy Stronian United Kingdoms, … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 50

The Children of Stron – part 49

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 48 Unger did not allow them to linger long outside the Old Mill tower. He had Aaron and Munn carry Knuckle straight back to their compound. Choke followed them, piggybacking Peep. Unger took up the rear and covered them with his warbow. As they passed the … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 49

The Children of Stron – part 48

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 47 With the ettercap slain, it took just a minute to get Peep back up on the tower staircase. Dangling over the side in the ettercap’s web, she was able to slowly work herself free enough to reach up so that Choke could grab her hand … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 48

The Children of Stron – part 47

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 46 Inside the Old Mill tower, the man-spider put Knuckle with its other prey. The creature was, in fact an ettercap: an aberration born of a mingling of monstrous arachnids with some humanoid host. Thoroughly bound up in strong webs, Knuckle would have been helpless even … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 47