The Exile: Part 7

4/18/1272 09:00 The Pennington Bank & Trust, Milford Eighteen-year-old Eoin Pennington and his seventeen-year-old brother Manus started a bank in Milford because Lord Pim and his barons complained about going to Alsae sixty miles to the south and east to do financing. Last year, before the rebellion against the Duke of Pamhia gained steam, the…

The Exile: Part 6

4/18/1272 8:00 The Palace, Eoisle, Arghentia The return of Talon Tsiarkeh is overdue. It took a month to assemble and supply the fleet. It exited Queen’s Convent on the fifteenth of last month to great fanfare and martial ceremony. The entire Arghentian Navy, ten state-of-the-art battleships and thirty supply vessels, representing the investment of over…

The Exile: Part 5

4/16/1272 13:00 Milford, County Pim, Pamhia Province, Penamharik Lord Ebrill was correct, Tania thinks to herself as her two wagons, and four outriders trudge wearily through the west gate of the war-fitted but remote town of Milford in County Pim. She’s learned to hide in the lowest places, camp in the most tic-ridden, nasty deciduous…

The Exile: Part 4

2/19/1272 18:00 Queen’s Convent, ArghentiaMoriyuman experts, researching and scouring the world’s Tanithian libraries for information, deduce the sound frequency required to restart the worldwide Fold Network in the middle of the night, over a month after the system was disabled.An extremely bored guard, part of the all-day, all-night shifts to monitor the system, is jarred…

Turalynn: The Exile, Part 3

2/10/1272 09:00 Arklow, Pamhia Province, Kingdom of Penamharik A knock comes on the door of the newly-purchased residence of Mistress Esperanza Costa. Then another knock. “If you don’t open this door, I can come back shortly with a warrant,” the masculine voice says.            Tania slowly opens the door but doesn’t…

Turalynn: The Exile, Part 2

1/19/1272 13:00 The Arghentian Royal Palace, Eoisle, Arghentia Princess Tselenah Cytheria Tsiarkeh’s take-over of the day-to-day government, piggy-backing on her younger sister’s efforts to assassinate their mother Queen Deirdre’s key advisors, is accomplished with a whimper rather than a bang. In the throne room of the Arghentian palace, Tselenah settles into the old, uncomfortable throne….

Turalynn: The Exile: Part 1

1/19/1272 09:00 Queen’s Convent, Arghentia Princess Tania Alejandra Tsiarkeh feeds papers and cipher books into a roaring fireplace blaze that is smoking up her otherwise empty sixty-fourth-floor penthouse apartment. The teenage Princess’ majordomo, Squire Emilio Costa, peers over the balcony’s railing to the crowded street below. “They’re here, Your Highness,” he grimly reports. “How many?”…

Technology marches on

We’ve had to change platforms in the never-ending battle against vulnerabilities. I’ll be updating the site with the previous content as the week moves on. Things that you liked from the old site, including the buy-links and the blog serial, will return as I learn to use the new tools. In the meantime, please pardon…