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Darkspire Reaches by C. N. Lesley

By C. N. Lesley

“...the form of enveloping world-building and characterization which may reason you to appear up hours later and purely then observe that whenever you have been immersed within the ebook the sunlight has set and you've neglected a meal. Or two."
Wendy S. Delmater, Abyss & Apex Magazine

The wyvern has searched for the younger outcast all her existence; an afternoon will come whilst, after being rejected via civilisation and the tribes, she needs to eventually face him.
Abandoned as a sacrifice to the wyvern, a tender woman is raised to worry the beast her adoptive extended family believes intended to kill her. while the Emperor outlaws all magic, Raven is pressured to escape from her domestic along with her foster mom, for either are judged as witches. Now an outcast, she lives on the mercy of others, ceaselessly pursued through the wyvern. quickly her existence will switch forever.
A designated and unsettling romantic event approximately rejection and belonging.

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If the slave traders are lurking about, Eugen might set t he Five H undred to fall on the party during a vulnerable momen t, or call in th e slavers to assist. H owever, in this age before modern telecommunications and wit h no magical abi lity to send messages over long distances, coordinating an attack wit h t he slavers will be very di fficult. Eugen is just as curious as the party to discover th e reaso n for the disappearances if he is not an underlyin g cause of th em. Change can equal profit fo r t he entrepreneur, and if his neighbors are vanis hi ng Euge n wants hi s cut.

Eugen and t he Five Hundred will attempt to foil h er p lan , an d she ma y ask th e party to help h er fend off th eir inte rfer enc e. But Sigurd has little faith in th e competenc e of any o ne else, understandable g iven the p eople sh e's known all her life, and ma y in stead try t o set th e p arty aga ins t Eugen wit ho ut revea ling t he ┬Ěreal reason. The party m ay be able t o track t he d isap p ear ed over the ice to th e Middle S ettlem ent. It is n ot a long jo u rney, a hard day 's walk wit h an earl y sta rt an d rapid p ace, bu t does go over so me very ro ug h t er rain.

Vinegar Knu d, if he has not yet managed to d est ro y Pride oj Sphinx, will be at a disti nct disa dva n tage in a high seas p urs uit. G iven good weat he r and a lot of lu ck (once agai n, feel free to cheat) he m igh t p ull it off. Th e party will sta nd a better chance of beatin g th is in formati on out of a Devir crew ma n, or Euge n him sel f (as a fo rme r mar in er, Euge n is capable of navigat in g t o Vin land). T hey mi ght also capt ure Devir and se ize her char ts, or stea l th em fr om t he carave l.

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