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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : No Price is Worth the Cost: Cp3
Posted by TerishD on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (09:00:00) (102 reads) comments? |

No Price is Worth the Cost
Chapter Three

(Hallith)

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I probably would have been treated roughly, but the major could tell that I was not an agent for whatever had happened in the nearby town. He suspected that I was just a traveler that got caught up in events, which would have been a correct assumption. I would have been released, except that the major felt that I would leave if he undid my hands and feet. I would have. The major thus did not do me any harm, but to assure that his monarch received a complete report he kept me bound.

He tried to have me walk with his company. I however spun my body and allowed the horse that had the other end of my ropes to pull me. The major called a halt and rode over to me.

“What are you doing?”

“I am going to take a nap.”


Hallith's life does not allow him to treat events in the normal manner.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : No Price is Worth the Cost: Cp2B
Posted by TerishD on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (09:00:00) (99 reads) comments? |

No Price is Worth the Cost
Chapter Two - B

(Hallith)

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I climbed over rubble, then screamed as I made a dive on a tentacle. That might sound dramatic, but truthfully I was just trying to quickly get to the appendage. It was not just lying there, but quivering and squirming. That dive put me over some rubble and upon the source of trouble quickly and effectively.

As I made further attacks, I heard the screaming voice of Chertish. Yes, the guy annoys me and uses language that I prefer to ignore, but he was a capable member of our group. No, we do not argue and fight with each other, because we each know that it is not worth our time and will probably end up with painful memories. I thus listened to what he said.


As stated, the Quartermasters do work to end the threat upon the people.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : No Price is Worth the Cost: Cp2
Posted by TerishD on Saturday, October 11, 2014 (09:00:00) (103 reads) comments? |

No Price is Worth the Cost
Chapter Two - A

(Hallith)

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“My village is being attacked by monsters.”

I am sure that we all heard, but Pesloe went ahead and stated the facts. “Village. Monsters.” She then turned to the lad to ask, “Are you hungry?”

Boys are always hungry, so I did not wait for his nod. I simply approached with a bowl and spoon. Pesloe took them from me, blew on it to assure the lad that it was not hot, then she handed it to him. He was soon stuffing his face as she brought him to sit by the fire.


The Quartermasters display their manner of solving problems.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : No Price is Worth the Cost: Cp1
Posted by TerishD on Monday, October 06, 2014 (09:00:00) (147 reads) comments? |

No Price is Worth the Cost
Chapter One

(Straekin)

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The braggart turned to the crowd while pointing to my husband. “You and me could return as rich as this fine dandy here!” The man looked at us, then continued to speak in a loud voice as he tried to include us in his presentation. “I do not know the two of you. Which kingdom pays for such fine clothes?”

Terish had been sitting calmly, but I could tell had been bothered by the man using his name when he displayed a coin in his hand. I tried not to smile as he flipped a large gold piece to the braggart. While I liked seeing my husband in action, as long as he was sitting calmly no one was dying.

The man looked at the coin, then said, “I cannot read this script. What kingdom minted this?”

From across the room a man wearing metal pieces over an outfit of unshaven animal skins declared, “Thiminy.”


A new tale of romance and wonder begins.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Of Maturity and Change in General: Cp39
Posted by TerishD on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (09:00:00) (144 reads) comments? |

The second Neselle story –
Of Maturity and Change in General
Chapter Thirty-Nine: Dealing with Success

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The large voice of the divine being that had yet to show itself rang out, “Run, foolish pigs! A new life is now yours!”

I saw the animals rushing from the cave realizing that they were once people. I stepped onto the path pushing aside those who tried to stop me. One soldier was a little forceful, but I drew my sword. He stepped back probably worried that I would attack him, but I spoke to have him realize that I planned to use it for another purpose.

“Worry about the people! Your job is to protect the civilians!”


Neselle has to face a lot of decisions as events rush upon her.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Of Maturity and Change in General: Cp38
Posted by TerishD on Friday, September 26, 2014 (09:00:00) (142 reads) comments? |

The second Neselle story –
Of Maturity and Change in General
Chapter Thirty-Eight: Assault of the Cave

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Not wanting to get out of my bedroll with a man around, I just asked him, “Is everything still going as planned?”

“No – yes. Basically, it is what you commanded, only better. The pigs really only put out guards on the path down. We managed to bring in troops from around the mountain, and have them surrounded. We should be able to make a quick decisive strike without any real loss of life.”

“That would be wonderful.”

“Yes, but we still have those divine beings to worry about. Get yourself ready, Neselle, and hopefully we can be celebrating by breakfast.”


Celebrating by breakfast? If only things would go so well.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Of Maturity and Change in General: Cp37
Posted by TerishD on Sunday, September 21, 2014 (09:00:00) (128 reads) comments? |

The second Neselle story –
Of Maturity and Change in General
Chapter Thirty-Seven: Decisions of Right and Wrong

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I muttered, “I’m not stupid.”

“No one is saying that you are.”

“You’re thinking it.”

“Neselle!” I knew that tone of voice, and turned to the golden lady. “What we are thinking is that we are worried about you. We love you and don’t want you hurt. You’re not stupid, and no one is thinking you are. Young and inexperienced, okay, but not stupid.”

She moved with a handkerchief to put my attention back on my face as she said, “You know the drill. Whatever you do, and whatever results, we will discuss it later.”


At least Neselle is trying to learn, and not assuming that she already knows.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Of Maturity and Change in General: Cp36
Posted by TerishD on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (09:00:00) (170 reads) comments? |

The second Neselle story –
Of Maturity and Change in General
Chapter Thirty-Six: Facts of the Past

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“Are there any stories, even in the mythology, of a group of people being transformed into animals?” When the others looked at me, I explained, “Minotaur supposedly conned the cows of Dordeshi by promising them a transformation into minotaurs. Why would they believe it?”

A young male wolf gave the simple answer, “Stupid cows.”

Before a wiser wolf could speak, I worked to support my question. “Do you think the pigs are hoping to become some human-pig – orc? If so, is there any evidence for such being possible?”

The elder male wolf said, “If there was, you would think that it would be part of our stories.”


Neselle has come to accept that answers can come from unusual sources.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Of Maturity and Change in General: Cp35
Posted by TerishD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 (09:00:00) (174 reads) comments? |

The second Neselle story –
Of Maturity and Change in General
Chapter Thirty-Five: The City without Minotaur

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All I could do was lift my blade. The difference in size between Minotaur and me made the act as meaningless as expecting my clothes to act as armor. The blade of the ax was longer than I was tall. The weight of the metal was probably in tons compared to my pounds. I did say a prayer, but that was about all I could do against the strike.

Maybe Minotaur found my actions funny. Maybe the light from my sword did affect the great creature. Maybe my prayers somehow caused a reaction. Maybe Minotaur just considered attacking a simple girl to be beneath him.

He spoke instead of attacking. “Girl, at least tell me your name.”


Sometimes just facing a problem is the most difficult part.


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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Of Maturity and Change in General: Cp34
Posted by TerishD on Saturday, September 06, 2014 (09:00:00) (198 reads) comments? |

The second Neselle story –
Of Maturity and Change in General
Chapter Thirty-Four: Battle in the City

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The military leaders spoke in their microphones to relay my authorization for the vehicles to head to the multi-functional stadium. Thinking to hold a commanding presence, I turned Nathan toward the line of cows. I saw a rifle pointed at me, and heard the report. No bullet struck me or my mount, and I listened but heard none of the military speak of being wounded. I had Nathan take a few steps forward, then I spoke to relay some advice to the cows.

“You had better move.”

I cannot say how much power my words had, but with the sound of the vehicles coming at full speed the cows decided that they had better not hold their positions. As they moved to each side, troops rushed forward with their weapons at the ready. The cows dropped their fronts with their legs spread indicating that they recognized that they no longer had any power.


Neselle accepts that to threaten to fight means one must be willing to fight.


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