The Children of Stron – part 63

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 62 The next morning, the squad walked to the Sheriff’s office on Main Street, looking as smart as they ever had. They had washed up and polished everything they could. Peep, Knuckle, and Pinch were armored and kitted out as usual, but Choke had decided to wear his Brothers … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 63

The Children of Stron – part 62

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 61 Riding back into Spitzer in the late afternoon, Peep reined up on the road outside a large roadhouse and tavern called the Elk and Quiver. It was the first building in town coming in from the north on the Callic road. Just a little further down were the … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 62

The Children of Stron – part 61

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 60 The next morning, the folk of Callic assembled to see off Captain Fairchild and his battalion, as well as their own men that marched out with him. Nimara and Janice had come with their children from the Unger farmstead to say farewell to their men, Unger and Aaron, … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 61

The Children of Stron – part 60

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 59 That evening, following Spearman Donny’s flogging, Captain Fairchild, his officers, Thorn, and Otilla and her squad dined at Arlen’s tavern as Father Nate’s guests. It was a fine, wholesome feast, well lubricated by Arlen’s stronger ales. The majority of the conversation was, of course, focused on the coming … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 60

The Children of Stron – part 59

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 58 Seated comfortably in the shade of his tent, with a fine wine in hand, Captain Fairchild took his time looking over the five bounty hunters who were at his mercy. All of them were hard men with dangerous reputations of their own. After some time, Captain Fairchild finally … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 59

The Children of Stron – part 58

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 57 Captain Fairchild’s brigade reached Callic village just after dark. They posted pickets all around the town as they set up camp just outside the walls. Once everyone had their fill of beholding the ettercap and monstrous spider on the wall, Fairchild sent one of his full-plated lieutenants by … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 58

The Children of Stron – part 57

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 56 “What the fuck have ye be up to?” Knuckle asked Peep with a grin as he, Choke, Pinch and Munn joined Peep and Thorn. Thorn coughed and looked aside as he beheld the new spider bite scars all over Knuckle’s face. “The Chisel was blaming … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 57

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 Realm of Aern

In the interests of flagrant self-promotion, I am posting this to attract my readers' attention to my latest endeavor, the Realm of Aern, available as a page linked from the Muse Vassal homepage. If you are interested in a deep dive into the history and culture of the realm where my current project, the Children … Continue reading The Realm of Aern

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