The Depth of the Mists - Cp4

The Depth of the Mists
Chapter Four

I suddenly had Orintious’ attention. He did want to read the journal. I handed it over while letting him know of the other things I considered important. By the time Mochsha came down the stairs, Orintious and I were preparing to visit Father.

Our sister would not allow us to leave until we had some breakfast. Orintious and I would have helped her, but Minchell and Nerframe showed up and had us men leave the kitchen. We did try to explain things to the ladies, but as the plates were set on the table Mochsha simply spoke some words to Nerframe.

“See what you did? Give men certain things, and they run off on you.”

The Depth of the Mists - Cp3

The Depth of the Mists
Chapter Three

An owl came and landed on my arm. I did not have anything to feed it, so looked to Dechapper for another idea. As I did, I felt the owl take off, then watched as it flew into a portal.

I commanded, “Get Orintious!”

“Oh, no way!” Dechapper replied. “If Father finds out I let you run off alone, I will be in tremendous trouble.”

The Depth of the Mists - Cp2

The Depth of the Mists
Chapter One

Suddenly, his line reacted rather violently. Dechapper was a large man, but whatever now had the line was able to move him. As I reacted to grab his belt, he still had the attitude to win the contest.

He said, “I think something caught our something, Vernallor. Whatever it is, it’s a story, but we’re liars unless we can get this to shore.”

“I’ll vouch for you,” I replied.

“You should already know how far that gets us. Hang on, Vernallor.”

The Depth of the Mists - Cp1

The Depth of the Mists
Chapter One

I secured the purse to my person, then said, “You always said that I was using inferior equipment, Dechapper. Well, let’s go buy some good equipment so I can prove to you that the reason I do not catch many is purely my own incompetence.”

“We are going to spend time around Mochsha’s property, Vernallor. I do not know the waterways or what fish are even available. I could end up looking incompetent also.”

“Then I also have enough to buy ourselves something to eat.”

To Face the Ugly Deed: Cp34

To Face the Ugly Deed
Chapter Thirty-Four

I did look to Makinor, although had to accept that as the one telling the story I was the one up. I pulled from a pocket an icon of Fergush, and breathed upon it the words of honor having been gained. Giving the lady the gold item showing red and yellow bands, I accepted the basket stating my thanks, although I then added something personal.

“You take care of Nebard. He proved himself. He’s worth every trial he puts you through.”

She nodded while saying, “I believe I will never regret making certain promises to him. Nebard told me to wish you the best in finding loves of your own.”

To Face the Ugly Deed: Cp33

To Face the Ugly Deed
Chapter Thirty-Three

It was disconcerting to hear Makinor scream in pain before yelling out the name of our lady, although I felt her words were the only things needed to be said. “Just fight, Makinor!”

“How do you fight this thing?”

“How are you fighting it, Makinor? Just keep doing what you are doing.”

There were a number of sounds from the man. I made out grunting, and I believe a scream of actually feeling pain. I then heard him again scream out the name of the lady.

To Face the Ugly Deed: Cp32

To Face the Ugly Deed
Chapter Thirty-Two

The sounds of the other man approaching could be heard with his voice letting it be known that he had heard. “You already warned me, Jelnaya. I’m ready.”

Makinor said, “Wait. You’re going after the demons?”

I said, “Yes, Makinor. That is the source of the evil.”

“You mean into Hell?”

To Face the Ugly Deed: Cp31

To Face the Ugly Deed
Chapter Thirty-One

“If you have a degree of experience, I will respect that. Someone has to be able to understand their faults to see what I show them. There are a number however that believe fighting is just taking a weapon in their hands and using it.”

“Some believe love is smooching, cuddling, and reading poetry.”

I saw her ready her drahaberd as she replied, “The one who loves me will not believe that. All three sound nice, but they are not what is going to be required to love me.”

“That I can believe.”

To Face the Ugly Deed: Cp30

To Face the Ugly Deed
Chapter Thirty

Makinor pulled me out of my thoughts by saying, “We were advised not to get the taint of Hell upon us, Jelnaya.”

I kept walking as I replied, “Do you believe Fergush is going to allow any taint on me? You already noted that there were no scars on my body.”

He moved up to walk beside me while commenting, “I actually believed you of Fergush would go around bragging on your scars.”

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To Face the Ugly Deed
Chapter Twenty-Eight

“Quafrey is not speaking of having me travel to other worlds, but of just needing these experiences to help in dealing with the variety of deities and individuals on my world.”

“Are my lectures helping you?”


Her eyes went back to her armor after saying, “You’re welcome.” She continued to work while letting me know, “Now, we are really going to need to fight. It could get deadly, and I definitely expect it to get scary. Get something to eat. Makinor cooked it.”