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The Devilish Drover

12/4/2019 As we begin Jolly Roger we invite you to sit back and enjoy, The Devilish Drover. By EM Malachi The Devilish Drover The wind howled, promising snow. Iolo limped into the poorhouse and dropped his crutch, shutting the door. He moved the heavy pack off his back and leaned against the wall to catch his breath. Little Merideth ran over to pick up the crutch and hand it back to him. Under her arm was an old doll with mismatched button eyes; Iolo had found the blue one during a supply run into Britain proper. “Can you tell us a story?” […]


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Eventide

11/18/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy, Eventide. By EM Malachi The beer tasted like wet parchment, and the candles in the Marsh Hall were burning low. Dupre sat at a back table and finished off the stale pint. The barkeep hadn’t wanted to tap a new keg this late in the evening, and Dupre just wanted to calm his stomach before boarding the ship. Checking his sword for the third time, the paladin grumbled, “I’m getting too old for this.” There came a laugh from behind him. “You said […]


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A Concert of Wisps

11/4/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes we invite you to sit back and enjoy, A Concert of Wisps. By EM Malachi “Xzptz! Zzk! Gxz!” Jaana stepped into the clearing and paused in awe at the hundreds of wisps. The forest buzzed with spark life. A few wisps flew orbits around her and blinked their agitation. The druid removed a small wooden object from her bag. Several rangers had told her that the wisps were converging in the woods north of Britain. Jaana blew a few trills on the wisp whistle and put it on the ground. A […]


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The Mortal Game

10/16/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy The Mortal Game. By EM Malachi The Mortal Game It bothered the king that the pieces did not match. His side was made from obsidian, beautifully sculpted into the expected shapes. The crafter had taken more liberty with red’s side, giving extra details to each of the bloodwood pieces. The knights were decorated with curved swords, and the bishops had gargoyle features. The towers were topped with sharp points that reminded Blackthorn of wolf claws. The board and pieces had been a gift from Lord […]


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October Shadows

10/2/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy October Shadows By EM Malachi October Shadows The hallway held a macabre mockery of various holidays. An indoor garden of gourds and nightshade grew pumpkins already carved with sinister glowing runes. Brightly colored eggs filled with bees twitched in a basket guarded by a rabid rabbit. A mounted reindeer skull decorated with pine garland tried to bite the ranger as he walked past. Shamino tightened his grip on his sword and stepped around the various horrors. When his initial search for the Serpent Amulet […]


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As the Ages Roll Away

9/18/2019 As we head into the opening act of Forsaken Foes we invite you to sit back and enjoy, As the Ages Roll Away by EM Malachi The Spiritwood The swirl of glowing mana surprised the young ranger, and his axe slipped. Instead of the sapling he meant to cut, Shamino hit his own leg. The mana coalesced into a strange Moongate, and a young man stepped through. The stranger gave the bleeding ranger a look of shock and dropped what he was holding: a glowing serpent amulet. ***** The Bloody Plains Each had brought an army. The king of Britain had […]


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Serpent’s Spine

With the upcoming release of Forsaken Foes we invite you to enjoy, Serpent’s Spine, By EM Malachi The fire had been smothered, but there still were a few embers. A poorly butchered deer carcass was bleeding nearby. The gargoyle had been at the abandoned camp recently. Iolo’s quarry was close. The bard searched for a fresh trail away from the campsite. Iolo hadn’t known Feridwyn well, but what he had seen had earned his respect. In spite of his misgivings about the Fellowship, Iolo planned to take up Feridwyn’s duties at the poorhouse after Justice had been served. Right at […]


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An Honest Man

8/7/2019 We invite you to sit back and enjoy, An Honest Man By EM Malachi An Honest Man Katrina poured water on the wound and winced in pain. A large thorn had caught her arm when she was helping a sheep escape a briar tangle. There was one in every flock: independent and curious. As she wrapped her wound, the errant sheep nuzzled her leg, looking none the worse for wear. She had joined the drive from Skara Brae to Britain so she would have an excuse to see her friend. Feridwyn’s early letters about the Fellowship had been excited and […]


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Iolo Undercover

7/18/2019 We invite you to sit back and enjoy, Iolo Undercover. By EM Malachi “You’re Iolo the Bard!” “Not today I’m not. I’m just someone with a bowl of stew. Mind if I take this seat?” The bard sat down. “How are you doing today?” Feridwyn examined the bard sitting across from him. An old cap covered shaggy white hair, and there was a warm smile behind the long beard. “I’m well. What brings you to the Fellowship?” Iolo tentatively ate a small spoonful of the stew and looked pleasantly surprised. He set to work on the bowl. “I heard […]


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Trust Thy Brother

7/1/2019 We invite you to sit back and enjoy Trust Thy Brother, By EM Malachi The lamb looked at the shepherdess and gave a confused bleat. With the new smells, the small animal had grown shy. Katrina gently guided the lamb into the pen.  Feridwyn, the animal’s owner, had sold the rest of his flock, but he had wanted her to have this one. “Why Britain? Why can’t you do their work here?” she asked. Feridwyn emptied the oats from his pockets and tossed them into the pen. “It’s where I’m needed. The poor of Britain and Paws are crowded together […]