Eyes on the Prey: 18. Wrangling

“You’re leaving?” I stood in the doorway between the twins’ rooms, hand raised to knock on Farkas’ door, when the one on the opposite side of the corridor opened and he left his brother’s chamber, throwing a remark over his shoulder that they’d meet at the stables in an hour. Concern and urgency shadowed his…

Eyes on the Prey: 11. Dragonborn

“I have an announcement to make!” The mead hall was filled for dinner, but the Harbinger’s deep voice drowned out the chatter easily. At least a dozen faces turned curiously to the man standing on top of the stairs, the noise instantly dying away. “The last days have been hard for all of us. The…

Eyes on the Prey: 10. Mending

The bright sunlight next morning woke my spirits, and Athis was downright cheerful. When he renewed his warpaint, he even managed to smear some white stripes over my cheeks. I felt silly, but he said it makes me look fierce. After visiting the overjoyed trader and the blacksmith and his family, we finally turned our…

Eyes on the Prey: 9. The Black Stone

“You really need a very good reason to make me come here in the middle of the night!” The face of the hooded figure Skjor led into the room was hidden, but his voice revealed more curiosity than anger. “We have indeed, Farengar,” Kodlak sighed, “thank you for coming so fast.” He unfolded the cloth…