Friday, April 24, 2015

Dark Questions and Donoshol

"She recognized this tablet, which proves little; speaks Bodan and Zemian fluently, but with a strange accent. Then there's her appearance. And why would a barkeep ask what happened to Donoshol?"

  • "Familiar Writing"
    (April 17, 2015)
    "The first civilized writing I see here: and it's a strangely-worded house blessing."
  • "Interlude: Market Day"
    (April 10, 2015)
    "These are good people. They — — — accept is not the right word. They allow me to have a place among them. For now, that is enough."
  • "Hindrance and Hindsight"
    (April 3, 2015)
    "I had hoped curiosity, a thirst for knowledge, would be enough. His fee is — reasonable. Research takes time. It cannot be done while plying his trade. Even if he already has the needed documents, it would take me — how long? A year? Longer? — to save enough. I could have thought of that. I should have thought of that."
  • "Looking For Answers"
    (March 27, 2015)
    " 'Searching is best begun by your door.' Where it will end: I may not like that, but at least I will know.' "
  • "Remembering"
    (March 20, 2015)
    "Usta, dead. My mother, father, kinfolk: they are gone. I will not forget. I will never forget. I must never forget."
  • "Back at the Two Goblets"
    (March 13, 2015)
    "Usta was right. We learn, even from those who do not know."
  • "With Humility: and Hope"
    (March 6, 2015)
    "Rest now, seen but unapproachable. Be at peace, and know that I shall never forget."
  • "Departing"
    (February 27, 2015)
    "A final duty, and then: home."
  • "A Pledge Fulfilled"
    (February 20, 2015)
    "I pledged that what is yours would be returned. It stands by you again."
  • "Destination"
    (February 13, 2015)
    "How could it have been so long?"
  • " 'Let Me See That Map!' "
    (February 6, 2015)
    " 'Don't worry,' they said. 'We're solid,' they said. 'We've done this before,' they said. 'Trust us, we're experts,' they said."

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