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The Uncrucified Ch.8
It wasn’t till my arrival in Dinas Rhydd long after my journey as Koh had begun that I would learn what the witnesses of that day had dubbed me - The Uncrucified.  I loved the poetry of that.  Whether I was murderer or not, those in the crowd that day knew my innocence and spread the whispers of my name across the city of Nexus and beyond like wildfire. In my first days as Koh, I followed the rivers, venturing along the roads gathering slaves and runaways to me. I lived up to my bandit king namesake, making Guild caravans ours, with special attention to those shipments I knew were coming from my old friend Oroshu.  The symbol of the Ec
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The Uncrucified Ch.7 Black Sun
The night before my execution was the longest night of my life, in a life filled a third of the way with long, fearful nights.  At first, I sat in the dark, my spirit still hollowed out by all that had transpired.  Hours passed and my mind began to race, pouring over every detail.  Where did we go wrong? What should I have noticed earlier?  How could I have stopped this? Could my father have lived if I didn’t convince him to fly in the face of the status quo? He could have been working on his maps right now with none of this worry, while I, like a dutiful daughter, could have been running his business, the both of us prosperous and co
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The Uncrucified Ch.6 Innocence
Ahrun Vadras, my father, the eccentric merchant prince, known as the Fearless Seeker, was found dead in his own bed in the warmth of Fire Ascending, the year RY 763. It was I who found him that fateful morning. I noticed he had slept in longer than usual, for he was a prompt and studious man, and I thought I’d relieve our servants of the responsibility of bringing him his morning tea and biscuits so I could tease him about his growing bad habits. I cannot describe the horror of finding someone so dear simply…gone. He had been there smiling and laughing with me just the night before. By the time I found him, death had already made
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The Uncrucified Ch.5 The Last Night
Before our eyes, Dinas Rhydd has raised itself from mud and sticks to wood and brick, weathering armies and invasion like the oldest mountain stone.  It grows as life will on the old bones of a great city that once toiled beneath our feet.  My Pristine Guild weaves a golden thread through it, tying outpost to outpost, smithy to baker, heart to heart.  Only now do I understand the power of this golden web.  Like silk, it seems fragile, but holds strong the fabric of Creation. I realize now how little I understood about this balance as a young woman, fresh from school and full of plans and ideals.  I could only see a small part of the weave an
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The Uncrucified Ch.4 Name Day
No time to read?  You can listen to the audiobook of this chapter here! When I met the young men who would become my loyal bodyguards and ‘little brothers’, they were barely older than children.  Arc of Silence and Night Locust appeared one day on my path through the countryside, two of many lost souls that gathered in our makeshift caravan seeking the thin thread of hope that was the road to the free city of Dinas Rhydd.  I didn’t pay much attention to them, at first.  They were another pair of unfortunates in an unending stream that never ceased to trickle from the Threshold.   It wasn’t until we were held up by hig
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The Uncrucified Ch.3 The Unexpected Treasure
No time to read?  You can listen to the audiobook of this chapter here! I couldn't have guessed at this stage in my life as a teen verging on adulthood exactly when Vadras’ tolerance of my curiosity and taste for learning turned into affection.  For sure, I made myself as useful as possible to him in hopes that he would never find a reason to banish me from the wonders of his study.  While I had an appetite for books, it was mathematics that I took to like a bird to the air.  This proficiency had only just begun to take root under Cynis’ instruction, but under Vadras, it bloomed with voracity!  I was his constant shadow in nearly
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The Uncrucified Ch.2 The Delightful Heretic
No time to read?  You can listen to the audiobook of this chapter here! I took my exile from Varia’s household harder than I could have ever anticipated.  I was like a man lost in the desert who had finally had a taste of water on his lips.  The taste of being treated like a human being, even if I was being used by someone for their own gain, had been such a sweet taste.  But now?  I was chattel once more.  Literacy had afforded me a position as a ‘permanent resident employee’ of my new master, Ahrun Vadras’, for who was Cynis to resist bartering me away at a good price with his tutelage and training of my person as a
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The Uncrucified Ch.1 A Cautionary Tale
No time to read?  You can listen to the audiobook of this chapter here! Foreword. Let it be known in the chill of Resplendant Air of RY 765, I began this memoir a scant time after settling into the freshly built shack that would become the first guild hall of the Pristine Guild, the guild I built from the shattered hopes and dreams I had left in me. It would rise from stick and mud beginnings just as I have from the dusts of the South to a grand path that lies before me. Already, those who would tear this place down and reclaim this city and its people have been beaten back. The strings of destiny knot here in this place full of the undenia
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The Uncrucified Ch.1 A Cautionary Tale
No time to read?  You can listen to the audiobook of this chapter here! Foreword. Let it be known in the chill of Resplendant Air of RY 765, I began this memoir a scant time after settling into the freshly built shack that would become the first guild hall of the Pristine Guild, the guild I built from the shattered hopes and dreams I had left in me. It would rise from stick and mud beginnings just as I have from the dusts of the South to a grand path that lies before me. Already, those who would tear this place down and reclaim this city and its people have been beaten back. The strings of destiny knot here in this place full of the undenia
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The Clever Queen and The Mad King
Now, in our time of forgetfulness, we oft overlook the ages gone by, their stories buried beneath the sands and washed by the blood of countless wars.  No, my young Prince, this is not a tale of war.  A Queen has other tales to tell her son than those of her King. This is a tale of spirits, forbidden magic, and the wrath of a Queen! Oh you may smile and doubt the wrath of such Queens, my son, but one day you will know the power of the mind over the sword and of desire over the mind. Ages ago, when the rivers were but streams and the night grew darker still, there once was a wise and beautiful queen.  Her hair was dark as kohl and blackest n
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Mark of Cahim
He remembered the shepherd's eyes, the sun-creased skin beneath them orange and cracked like baked sand.  The man had pleaded with him, drawing tears from eyes so worn by exposure that it seemed impossible to draw anything from them.  His son was dead, he had said, taken by a beast a fortnight ago along with three others.  The magistrates of the poor district had done nothing just as the man's claims had gone unheard until the day he'd been brave enough to beg at the Prince's feet during a feast day's procession. "It took my son!"  The shepherd rasped in a desperate sputtering of words.  "No
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Disguising the Mask
Disguising the Mask: Batman the Trickster “…it rose into space, its wings spread wide, then fell, its wings now a fluttering cape wrapped tight about the body of a man.”- Frank Miller, Batman: Year One. For years, he has been a seminal figure among comic book heroes. He is the masked avenger of Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Detective Comics, the Dark Knight of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, and a memorable inspiration among pop culture icons since his inception in 1939 (Steranko 42). At first, he was created solely as a reaction to provide a foil to DC’s straight arrow Superman; but as his popularity grew and co
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Rapunzel-Traditional Retelling
Rapunzel Collected by the Brothers Grimm Edited by Angela Sasser There once was a farmer and his wife who wished more than anything to have a child.  But alas, a child never came to them.  Their tiny cottage had a small window which looked out over the most beautiful garden full of the loveliest flowers and vegetables. There was a high wall around it, for this garden belonged to a sorceress known for her power. One day the wife stood at the window looking out into the witch's garden planted full of the most beautiful lettuces.  As she looked, she began to long for the rampion she spied.  Days passed
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Faerie Chronicles Ch6
Eighth day of the thirteenth month, 10 A.D. After spending an uneventful night with not much sleep, we set out this morning. I estimate only a few more days journey. We seem to be making good time so far. I hope that I have not spoken too soon, however. Some unusual things have happened that have thrown a large rock into the stream, as it were. It all started when we walked through a small patch of strange plants that I have never seen before. Kerrache said that he had seen them once as a boy, but he could not remember the name of the strange looking, but beautiful flower. At the time I did not think that much about this occurrence. However
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I actually don't like reading -especially long texts-, but I started reading your "Child of the Storm" fanfiction and just couldn't stop until I read the whole thing.
Very very well written :#1:
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Wow...theres few who are multi talented. I must add you with those few. Excellent work.

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Nice gallery fellow deviant! Just wanted to say Hello! :wave:
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GodsDragonGirlHobbyist General Artist
stunning writtings you have here, Lady Dove! I eagerly await more of your work, its simply breathtaking to read.
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Hollyberry52Hobbyist General Artist
When you get around to it, be sure to fix the link to your revised home website (Angelic Shades) from this page. That is all! TTFN!
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Hello, Ms. ladydove7.

Before I go about providing the feedback you mention above, I'm hoping to confirm that you still, in fact, want it. ;-)

I appears that you have not posted anything new here for some time, and I understand that often Melpomene goes on vacation for extended periods of time (sometimes never to return); but if you would still like someone to provide constructive feedback on your writing I would be more than happy to do so.