Su… Tuesday Sketch

The Silver plains just north of the Grey Mountains, are named for how the grass looks in moonlight. The great plains cover much of Liselai's northern realms, and are home to the horseclans. These nomads raise livestock and traditionally wear white robes with coloured veils and belts to indicate their particular clan. The Lleksa for…

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“Carry them gently” – Sunday Sketch

Saylese is one of the most important deities of Liselai. She has a portfolio inspired by the Greek Hecate; she governs magic, death and - under the name of Sereso - truthfulness. Her name is created from the components 'sayl' - knowledge/understanding/wisdom/craft (also found in the smith god's name: Saylars) and 'ese' - goddess ('asa'…

Tirigwen and Vetselen – Sunday Sketch

Protagonists of the next short story; the pair that won the last great battle a thousand years ago - but ended up cursing every daughter of the humans' royal line. Vetselen, son of a mad king, and Tirigwen, priestess to the goddess of love.

Home, part 2

Pirree was there like a falcon. I didn’t know he could fly that fast. He was beating at the farmer with his claws and wings. Sirril was just lying there on the ground. I flew down. And what did I do? I grabbed the chicken. That’s what she came for right? I could help her…

Sunday Sketch – the Grey Peaks

The Krathno - or Marrilit as the Tsiks call it - is a piece of land between the two violently rapid Lithalai rivers coming down off the Grey Peaks. It is an inhospitable stretch of cliffs, marshes, deep pine forest and sharp edges, that only belongs to wild animals and the halfbird Tsiks. Noone else…

Home, part 1

Wings out, tail down, claws out - and I landed, gripping the edge of the cliff where the family nest sat. I shook out my wing feathers and folded them neatly in. Then my hair. I tried giving it a good shake, but it was so matted and muddy, it didn’t really help. “You need…