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  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 11

    Chapter Eleven: Nightingales    Lucina stands at the clearing, outside of the City of Riften on the shores of Lake Honrich, that Karliah had directed her too. A large black stone stands out among the gray granite cliffs surrounding it. Karliah and Brynjolf are already waiting for h...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 10

    Chapter Ten: Mercer Exposed    On the journey from Winter hold to the rift, the carriage passes through a Tundra covered in steam vents and hot springs. Lucina is studying the sword Karliah gave her at the Frozen Hearth Inn. The Nightingale Blade of Lucina’s father, Gallus. T...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 9

    Chapter Nine: The Falmer Tongue    Walking through the frigid mountains of Winterhold is a brutal journey. Frost trolls, bears, and desperate bandits await unwary travelers. Lucina breathes a sigh of relief when Windhelm, capital of East March, comes into view. She hurries along th...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 8

    Chapter Eight: The Betrayer      Lucina gets very little sleep waiting for morning. With the hunt for her father’s murderer at hand, she could not quiet her mind. When the sun rises, she hears movement downstairs. She puts on her guild armor and secures her room before go...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 7

    Chapter Seven: Lucina’s Secret     It’s been a bit of a lazy evening at the Bee and Barb Inn. Folks are calmly enjoying their dinners and company until Lucina bursts into the doors.  People jump as the Imperial marches up the stairs. Keerava nods to Talen-Jei ...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 6

    Chapter Six: A Gajul-Lie         Relaxing in her room, Lucina savors one of the house's special drinks, Velvet LeChance, as she flips through some of the old parchments from her nightstand. She is disturbed by a knock at the door. She quickly wraps up the bundle and ...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 5

      Chapter Five: Windhelm      The carriage ride to Windhelm was uneventful. Not surprising as Lucina was the only passenger. After passing several guards spouting off about how she should join the Stormcloak Rebellion, she rents a room at the Inn, Candlehearth Hall, near ...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 4

      Walk with the Shadows Chapter Four: Whiterun     After completing a few jobs for the Guild in Solitude, capital of Skyrim to the far North West of the province, Lucina returns to Riften. A quick stop in at the Bee and Barb to check on her stash and she makes her way t...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 3

      Walk with the Shadows Chapter Three: Goldenglow Heist    It’s been two days since Lucina was given the task of breaking into Goldenglow Estate from Mercer. She got what information from the guild that she could and has been testing the Island’s defenses. Armed ...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 2

    Walk with the Shadows Chapter Two: The Guild    Lucina wakes and is unsure of her surroundings for a moment. “Oh… right. Riften…” She yawns and gets up to check her barricaded door and her stash under the floorboards. Everything is as she left it. She tak...
  • Walk with the Shadows Ch 1

    Walk with the Shadows Chapter One: The Crossing    The date is the 6th of Morning Star, 4E 202. Alduin, the World Eater, has been defeated, but the civil war in Skyrim persists. Through the Jerall Mountains, going from Cyrodiil to Skyrm, an Imperial caravan cautiously traverses th...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 21

      Ancient Blood Chapter 21   A New Home Sebastian sits in the shade of an Oak tree, on the border of The Pale and Whiterun Hold, scribbling in his journal:      2nd of Frostfall 4E 201      It’s been almost a week since that night in ...
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  • Ancient Blood Ch 20

      Ancient Blood Chapter 20   Embrace Your Fate   Irileth marches from Dragon’s Reach on to the back Balcony that was once the prison of the dragon Numinex. Whiterun guards hold the great chains out as Adrianne Avenicci hammers new links into the chain to replace those...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 19

    Ancient Blood Chapter 19 Ready the Trap    Jenassa wakes, around mid morning, to find an empty bed. Feeling a gnawing ache in chest, she reaches over for Shepherd’s salve and one of her vigor potions that she left on the nightstand, but finds all the potions missing. She app...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 18

    Ancient Blood Chapter 18 A Short Respite    As dawn approaches, the guard is changed around Lake View manor. The vampiric Khajiit are relieved by their mortal counterparts. Shepherd steps into the master bedchamber to check on Sebastian and Jenassa, but only sees Jenassa asleep in...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 17

    Ancient Blood Chapter 17 Black Reach    Exiting a tight path from the Alftand ruins, Jenassa leads her mare into a slightly more open space and walks into the back of Sebastian. “Forgive me, Master… Why did you stop?” He turns his head to look at her and smiles,...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 16

    Ancient Blood Chapter 16 Lost Alftand    Around mid morning, Sebastian is awakened by a shadowy figure creeping into his room at the Nightingale Inn. The intruder seems more interested in rifling through the drawers than the occupants of the room. Sebastian remains still until the...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 15

    Ancient Blood Chapter 15 Seek the Scroll    In the late hours of the morning, nearly noon, the halls of Lake View Manor are silent except for the light crackle of a fire from the main hall. The mortal Khajiit guards stand at their posts while their vampiric counterparts rest in th...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 14

    Ancient Blood Chapter 14 A Dragon Priest Rises    Wrapped in only his cape, Sebastian and Jenassa lay in the garden of Sky Haven temple watching the stars fade from the heavens. With her head on his chest, Jenassa says “We should go inside. The sun will be up soon.” Se...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 13

    Ancient Blood Chapter 13 Sky Haven    Sebastian and Jenassa make swift progress through the hills of Falkreath hold as they give chase to the Blades and the Dragonborn. They are only slowed when coming across Fort Sungard overlooking the pass into The Reach. “Master!” ...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 12

    Ancient Blood Chapter 12 A Blade in the Dark    It’s been raining for the last hour. Sebastian and Jenassa sit under the porch to the Blacksmith’s shop at the center of Riverwood. Jenassa’s eyes dart between the village’s three entrances, looking for the Dr...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 11

    Ancient Blood Chapter 11 The Dark Star     Standing outside the entrance to Nightcaller Temple, Jenassa  waits for her Master with her and Sebastian’s horses. It has been snowing since she exited the ruin. She tightens her cloak around herself, fiddles with the sad...
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  • Ancient Blood Ch 10

    Ancient Blood Chapter 10 Plague of Nightmares    Sebastian and Jenassa enter the Windpeak Inn to find a group of frightened Nord  townsfolk gathered around a robed figure in the center of the room. “It’s a curse! It has to be. I-I have to get out of this town.&rdq...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 9

    Ancient Blood Chapter 9 A Dark Request    When Jenassa enters Lakeview Manor, she finds Sebastian sitting at the dining table in the center of the main hall scribbling in his journal:   30th of Last Seed 4E 201     I’ve only been awake for three weeks...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 8

    Ancient Blood Chapter 8 The Shepherd    Dismounting their steeds at the northern end of Brittleshin Pass, Sebastian says, “We’ll have to walk the horses through here… Assuming the passage hasn’t collapsed in the last two hundred years.” Jenassa dismo...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 7

    Ancient Blood Chapter 7 A Dragon Cometh   The horizon begins to glow as the night is threatened by the rise of a new day's sun. Sebastian sits atop the stairs to Dragon’s Reach scribbling in his journal:   25th of Last Seed 4 E 201      I have been sp...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 6

    Ancient Blood Chapter 6 Divine Blood   Jenassa awakes to the sound of an explosion. Grabbing her sword, she looks around her strange surroundings. Sebastian sits, with his Journal in hand, and the head of a decapitated Death Lord at his side. He looks over his shoulder a moment, &ldquo...
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  • Ancient Blood Ch 5

    Ancient Blood Chapter 5 Bleak Falls Barrow    Making their way up the mountain pass leading to Bleak Falls Barrow, Sebastian and Jenassa come across a body in the snow. Jenassa gets off her horse to inspect the corpse, “Another nameless bandit… Is honest work so hard ...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 4

    Ancient Blood Chapter 4 Whiterun      Making their way down the cobblestone road, Sebastian goes over the prophecy of the last Dragonborn with Jenassa. Whiterun comes within sight as they pass the falls of White River.  Sebastian has a pained expression on his face as he ...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 3

    Ancient Blood Chapter 3 A Stranger Comes    Making their way towards Riverwood, Sebastian and Jenassa still cannot believe what they witnessed at Helgen. “A dragon.” She says, “A real live dragon.” Sebastian nods, “Indeed. Never thought I would see an...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 2

    Ancient Blood Chapter 2 The Arrival     Avoiding the main roads, Jenassa cautiously leads her Master over the cold, harsh Jarell mountains and into Skyrim. After traveling all night, she finds a ruined fortress for Sebastian to take shelter in to wait out the day. "Master, I ...
  • Ancient Blood Ch 1

      Ancient Blood Chapter 1 The Awakening     The date is the 27th of First Seed, 1E 219.  A Nedic slave girl gives birth to her Elven Master’s child; a half-breed, one of the first of many such children to be born. Human in appearance with Elven magic coursing throu...
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