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The Blackswords: Episode 6

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Amudr knew that their time in Tua was coming to an end. He was probably alone among the Blackswords in regretting it. 2,350 more words

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The Blackswords: Episode 5

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The dice were not favouring Rajir. He looked at yet another fistful of ones, twos and threes, taunting him from the table, and threw a handful of coppers at them, standing. 2,301 more words

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The Blackswords: Episode 4

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The cabin shutters were closed, slicing the the sunlight into a gridwork of thin lines: thicker verticals at the hinges, or where the two leaves met, and fine horizontals that passed between the boards. 2,889 more words

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The Blackswords: Episode 3

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Umbaral rode scout to the port, handing his lance to another rider and stringing his bow; being an archer usually let him keep a safe distance from the enemy, which was why he’d specialised as one, but there were other times when it condemned him to the van. 3,662 more words

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The Blackswords: Episode 2

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The Beroan family kept the matriarchal Roganid Custom in their domestic arrangements; Feldua sat on his wife’s right hand, and Ukhand faced him across the table, sitting, as the most honoured male guest, on her left. 2,794 more words

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The Blackswords: Episode 1

Irtain could smell burning, and hear the rumble of a crowd at war. It wasn’t so much the clash of arms, although there was that as well, muted and intermittent, but the sound of many voices; he had survived enough battles to know the difference between the note of a market, or an angry mob, or an arena audience, and that of many soldiers, shouting and acknowledging orders, calling for supplies, asking for intelligence, bellowing in pain. 2,847 more words

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