Episode 15: Violet Sky

“If your star charts read poorly, no wind is generous.” Captain Noem Pymecanth “Hurry, Taja. You don’t want to be left behind, do you?” Ranseur glanced back with a smile and flicked her raven hair. The lady laughed at something Captain Pymecanth said and…

Episode Fourteen – The Aquine

Taja cooed at the aquine as it bobbed and floated, seeming content in her hand. She followed Ranseur up to the woman’s mansion. The afternoon sun dipped, the sky’s burnt orange hue casting a backdrop of light about the steepled manor. “Uh-queen?” Taja turned…

Episode Thirteen – White Cap

Episode Thirteen – White Cap “I looked to the sea to remember, and she did not disappoint.” -Herron Huron of the Merfolk   Come child, Ranseur’s voice echoed in Taja’s head. You should have found it by now. Taja’s lips curled to one side,…

Episode Twelve – The Island

“Staying close to the sea makes you glad you are alive.”                                               -The Lady, Tarot Ranseur “I—I don’t want to live in…

Episode Eleven – Discovery

“One must willingly wash away self-defined illusions to truly discover who you really are.” -The Scrolls of V’lique, the Ancient Philosopher Taja waded knee-deep into the warm waters of the ocean, then stopped and glanced back to the shore, only to find Ranseur walking…

Episode Ten – The Past Is Your Future

“The past never is truly passed.” -The Lady, Tarot Ranseur “Awake my darling.” Ranseur’s pleasant but unwelcomed voice washed through Taja’s sleepy ears. “There is much to be done today.” “Wha-what?” Taja rubbed her eyes and stirred in her bed. She had never been,…

Episode Nine – Return to the Ocean

“Grief is the price one must pay if one is to love.” – Abbot Llewellyn Vir “No!” Taja screamed and fell to her knees. Her eyes clouded in tears and confusion. The mental likeness of the bloody knife stained her consciousness, and the shrill…

Episode Eight – Silverwave

“Waves with the tide ebb and flow, their sound both welcomed and feared.” -The Lady Tarot Ranseur “It’s nothing like I’ve ever seen,” Ramsay confided to Yasmine and Taja, as the forward carriage of the Symphony of Daydreams neared the gates of Notre Nouveaux….

Episode Seven – Time Flies

“Time is like a strong breeze. You can try to resist it, but each gust brings with it a new challenge.” -Parson Dalton Ascot “Taja, here are some candied violets,” one of the dancers slipped into her palm. “They are from Lady Ranseur. But…

Episode Six – The Hastening

“To sow the seeds of education is a bitter chore, but the fruits harvested from your work are always sweet.” -Motto above the entrance to the Library of Ayers Loft Taja couldn’t sleep. Thoughts of the magic woman skittered through her mind. The wonderment…

Episode Five – Tarot Ranseur

“One learns there is a hook in most gifts, a binding in many benefits. One day, the line from the hook to the benefactors will be reeled.” -Ahfoot Clairendon, of the Guild of the Platinum Wyvern Ramsay blew out his breath, played with his…

Episode Four – The Siren

“The siren’s song possesses the charms of the ocean and the treachery of its depths.” -The Lady, Tarot Ranseur The parson drew the little girl aside, wringing his weathered hands as he looked at her. Her large eyes were filled with trust, and it…

Episode Three: Taja Flynne

Drastic action is normally reserved for moments of panic and despair. Ascot wasn’t sure which of the emotions had gripped him more, but what he did know was that Taja no longer had a safe haven inside his home. Despite Elyss’ objections, he knew…

Episode One: Flotsam and Jetsam

“Time and tide wait for no one.” -Archdeacon Tagore, of the Shrine of the Ancient Oceans “I’m tellin’ ya, Parson, it’s the truth.” Derbis spun the tale a second time. Ascot frowned as he listened to Derbis, growing impatient with the man. Derbis lowered…