4E 204 – Testing Mettle

Tara watched her breath plume out into a cold cloud, further obscuring her view of the practice targets. The blizzard was in full swing now. When she’d first stepped out into the training yard earlier tonight, after giving up on getting any sleep, Secunda was shining in full glory. Storms came up suddenly in theContinue reading 4E 204 – Testing Mettle

4E 203 – Mom’s Side

Mira cast a quick healing spell on her hands and watched the fresh blisters shrink and disappear. When was the last time she’d helped around the farm? When she was ten? Even then, she’d not really helped. She’d been a kid following Mom around the garden; the personal garden Mom maintained for the vegetables theyContinue reading “4E 203 – Mom’s Side”

4E 203 – The Penitus Oculatus

Tara hiccupped and looked at the man. “Wha’d you say?” She blinked. He was out of focus, and attempting to split into two. “I think you’ve had enough to drink,” he said. The man was an Imperial, medium build, with black hair, longish, and swept back from his forehead to reveal a widow’s peak. HeContinue reading “4E 203 – The Penitus Oculatus”

4E 203 – Two For Me, One For You

“Tara?” Tara finished off her fourth mead. She needed to stop. She needed to get on the road. You need to stop drinking so much. She turned toward the voice, Laila’s, and immediately found herself pulled into a hug. Laila had wrapped her arms around her and pulled her close. With their height difference, LailaContinue reading “4E 203 – Two For Me, One For You”

4E 203 – Longing Urgency

Katla folded Tara’s letter and wiped her eyes. Oh, Tara, she thought. If only she could hold her right now. Tara had written about the fight with Norring, the new orders from Legate Rikke, and, finally, about what else had happened in Rorikstead. Not the wave she’d used to stop those twenty-five Stormcloaks soldiers. She’dContinue reading 4E 203 – Longing Urgency