A Season of Wolves (Ch 3, Pt 1) A Mysterious Death

With the last rays of sunset fading from the flowering hillsides of June, as she did many evenings, Jeanne Boulet sat keeping watch over her family’s flock. Like most girls of fourteen years, Jeanne spent her idle hours considering what future the fates might have planned for her and what prospects for marriage might present … Continue reading A Season of Wolves (Ch 3, Pt 1) A Mysterious Death

Vale of the Fallen Moon (intro)

Wearing a blouse of linen dyed blue, paired with black ox-hide trousers and riding boots, the stranger sat astride a tall stallion the color of an autumn sunset. His hair, a shade of pre-midnight, hung straight past his shoulders, framing sharp, pale features and eyes that mirrored the sky. Coming to a halt, his hands … Continue reading Vale of the Fallen Moon (intro)

Thief Saga – Jewel of Night part 1&2

Jewel of Night Part 1 A spell is best cast upon those who believe, that power through practice of magic achieves superior craft when one's talent is rare to call from the shadows what things you might dare. A firm non-believer may discount results, never-the-less beware the occult. Dabbling in darkness may offer a thrill, … Continue reading Thief Saga – Jewel of Night part 1&2

A Season of Wolves Ch. 2 / Pt. 5 The Witches of Malzieu

Set upon by a trio of female assailants, the maid was attacked and knocked to the ground. Beaten until she could not stand, she was assisted to her feet, falling twice before being bodily dragged. Lashed to a sapling for the purpose of burning, it was at that point Antoinette’s true torture began. As if … Continue reading A Season of Wolves Ch. 2 / Pt. 5 The Witches of Malzieu

A Season of Wolves Ch. 2 / Pt. 4 The Witches of Malzieu

Perhaps it was a howl, a growl, or just the sound of paws approaching that distracted them. Regardless of which, the sudden appearance of a large and menacing wolf-like animal put a halt to the proceedings. Enormous in size and of imposing feature, it was now the turn of the three women to tremble in … Continue reading A Season of Wolves Ch. 2 / Pt. 4 The Witches of Malzieu

A Season of Wolves Ch. 2 / Pt. 3 The Witches of Malzieu

Mesmerized by her work, with long, almost caressing strokes of her sickle, Claudette began to cut at her victim. Her intent being murderous, she wanted more than anything to flay the hide from the girl’s still breathing body. Reveling in the blood as it flowed onto her hands, she gave no more heed to the … Continue reading A Season of Wolves Ch. 2 / Pt. 3 The Witches of Malzieu

A Season of Wolves Ch.2/Pt. 2 The Witches of Malzieu

witch-burning-by-granat-olga Devising a plan by which they might rid themselves of the girl’s distracting influence, at her next opportunity Renee secretly followed Antoinette through the woods to her home. Hiding near the cottage and taking note of the girl’s predilection for witchcraft, a conspiracy was born. At her next meeting with Claudette and Elizabeth, between … Continue reading A Season of Wolves Ch.2/Pt. 2 The Witches of Malzieu

A Season of Wolves Ch.2/Pt. 1 The Witches of Malzieu

*The young maid stole through the cottage door, And blushed as she sought the Plant of Power; “Thou silver glow-worm, O lend me thy light, I must gather the mystic St. John's Wort tonight, The wonderful herb, whose leaf will decide, If the coming year shall make me a bride.” *A Pagan song of midsummer; … Continue reading A Season of Wolves Ch.2/Pt. 1 The Witches of Malzieu