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  • The Holy Orphan of the Ormpe Trashpickers

    *From the travelogue _Shaar and Beyond_ by Loducius the Laughing, in the chapter entitled “The Holy Orphan of the Ormpe Trash Pickers.”* “My principal reason for visiting the mining town of Ormpe was to catch a glimpse of the famed Curna emeralds. …

  • Sahil's First Miracle

    *The town of Ormpe in the month of Kythorn, 1368* Even the water in Ormpe came at a cost, the stuff worth drinking at least. During the rainy season, there were plentiful streams and rivulets that would descend from the Curna Mountains, but these …

  • Sahil's First Miracle: Part II

    *Somewhere between Assur and Lastarr, in the month of Eleasias, 1372* The hobgoblin’s swollen tongue lolled from between his cracked and blood-flecked lips as he lay on the ground, dehydrated, dead. During the night, Tuck the Hin had taken it upon …

  • A Heart of Wood and Pith

    I haven’t always been able to make letters. Pak-Pak had to teach me. Prayers, at first, were all he taught me. He scratched out the letters with his beak in the dust. I copied them with my finger. When I got them right, he would whistle with delight. When …

  • A Time of Doubt, a Time of Respite

    “Zionil!” Pak-Pak squawks. “Wonderbringer,” I reply, repeating by rote what he has taught me. “His portfolio is artifice, craft, and smithwork.” “Good! Good!,” he trills. “Curna!” “The Wise Goddess. Gives inspiration and knowledge.” And so we …