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17. Exposure

Fate skulking at the edge of the firelight spawns dreams forgotten upon waking. ~ Hasen, 8th century Kwellstan poet Morning light shot around the edges of the root cellar door and woke Cruce up. Aching terribly, he hoped that Bevone’s … Continue reading

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16. An Unexpected Taunt

Cruce’s foot caught on a rock. He fell and crunched his knees into the rough mountain trail. Cruce pushed himself up as fast as he could. Breathing hard from prolonged exertion, he did not yet feel pain in his scraped … Continue reading

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9. Three Pledges

Standing outside his parents’ chamber, Cruce overheard his mother complaining good naturedly about having to polish his father’s boots. “You should have had Gulden polish these days ago,” she scolded and slapped the sturdy leather boots. Zhen rarely bothered with … Continue reading

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