The Heir Part IX — A Surprise Visitor

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

“Your Majesty?” Someone shook Bartholomew’s arm gently, their touch so light he thought he dreamed it. He grumbled, trying to burrow deeper under the covers. He knew that it was still night, the darkness wrapped around him tighter than any blanket. There was no crisis, no issue that required his…

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Darkshire Woods: The Heir – The Tilt!

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

Okay, so I took a little time off from writing “The Heir.” Part of that was just to catch my breath. Part of it was…well, real life intrusions. But it’s also because it’s time for the Tilt! For those of you unfamiliar with the Fiasco RPG rules, at the halfway…

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The Heir Part VII – The Confrontation

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

The memory of Azebel’s body pressed up against his should have buoyed Smythe’s spirits for the rest of the day, but the moment he stepped out of her chambers, his sour mood returned. What was that fool Bartholomew thinking? It was so painfully obvious that the girl was a fraud!…

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The Heir Part V – The Necklace Conundrum

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

Someone cleared his throat behind Bartholomew. He didn’t care. And he didn’t care that his knees were starting to ache. All that mattered was the girl. He held her tightly in his arms, pulling her close. “I thought I was alone,” he whispered. “I thought my family was gone forever.…

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The Heir Part IV – Edrys’s Story

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

Edrys smoothed the front of her gown. The fabric simply wasn’t cooperating as it continued to bunch up around her waist. She fought off the frown that tugged at her brows. Maybe she shouldn’t have waited until she arrived in Darkshire Woods to purchase an appropriate gown. The tailors in…

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The Heir Part III – Elves and Inns

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

Vance forced himself to keep walking at an even pace, head held high and arms at his side. The corridors outside of the king’s receiving room were filled with servants, commoners all, and it would not do for them to see him discomfited, no matter who much his thoughts were…

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The Heir Part II – “The Scrying Chamber”

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Darkshire Woods: The Heir.

The chaos in the throne room gave Azebel the perfect chance to slip away. She didn’t need her magick to know what was coming next. Best to prepare herself for the inevitable confrontation. She slipped off the dais and headed for the nearest exit. Two guards in their best livery…

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