Category: True Sight

Tuesday, October 10, 1843

Father Massey, rising late from a whore’s night of overindulgence and self-guilt, was hesitantly shaving with a straight razor that Volkert was supposed to have sharpened for him. He was paused almost at the beginning of the process by his grief over the lost not only of Volkert, but of Bern. He stared at his…


Friends in the Dark

The Witch Hunter and the Hound went to get the Witch Hunter’s elvish plate mail before venturing into the dark. Part way to the inn, as they passed Malkrin’s shop, two things happened like a double-strike of the hammer on the hot anvil: the pouring, pounding downward pressure of the rain ended with a sudden…


Further down the Old One Hole Alice Went…

While they crossed the city under pounding rain, Alain dreamed. [learn_more caption=”Gazing into the Eye”] Your hand on the diagram was a stranger’s hand with you hiding inside of it. Your hand on the eye was your hand reaching into space, and having space pull you in. The Ley Lines, or the Lifeskein as the…


As above, so below

In the popular imagination, impressive things arise from a single heroic deed, based on a plan, executed with the will and support of the Light. There is probably trumpet-fare and cheering. This is only the thought of one who comes to the stage long after those who ached and bled to make it have passed…


Cern’s Tower … at last

Tubular Bells, Part One by Mike Oldfield on Grooveshark With the flames of Durn’s smithy consuming the bodies behind them, fat sizzling even in the rain, they made their way across Faran’s Outpost. All cases of Witch hunting were difficult. This one seemed to be in an irritating category all its own. Back in Malkrin’s…


Birth in Faran’s Outpost

The day passed individually, separated as they were across the wide spaces of Faran’s Outpost.  In retrospect, that was not perhaps the safest or wisest thing they had done in the last days. Investigation Day At the Winter Wolf, Burl intercepted the regathering group. The Mayor was calling for the Witch Hunters. It seemed his wife,…


Warded

In the silences of the Prospectress laying in the mud with three knives adding to the new wounds in her dead body, the rain poured down. It was only the first of the indignities visited upon the Prospect shop that night. After some chaotic discussion, it was decided that Jack would use a shovel to…


When the Dead Go Walking

Mood Music They split up. This is how it always begins. The Witch Hunter went to the wall and fired a white-feathered crossbow bolt into the teeth of the storm toward the finger. Then he and Jack went to the Winter Wolf Inn and spoke long and low in their dark-ceilinged room until their minds…


Down in the Dark the Stone Does Not Love the Light

Down there, under 20 feet of earth and a foot of pale stone, on a raised circular dais under 30 more feet of air, with the broken links of the massive chain lying among them, they surveyed a chamber built in the time of Legends, when the gods of Light fought for the world. The…


Of Wolfen and Walkers

The Hound took off around the small Chapel toward the high sandstone wall. The others spread out slowly, the Healer disappearing into the shade of one of the poplar trees, the Witch Hunter striding after the Hound, the Captain stepping closer to the monk, sword coming free. There was a long moment of tension in…