Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. III

  • By Rubyn Frey

     

    As Ji’sari grew, so did her tendency to be where she should not, her eavesdropping giving her access to information that the lower class Khajiit could never dream of knowing. This led to a deepening distrust of the ruling Khajiit and the Altmeri who kept them in their positions for their own benefit.

     

    Her friends tolerated her antics as quite often she would obtain wine from the warehouse without their parents knowledge, and they would sit just outside of the city walls until late into the night, telling stories, playing jokes on each other and on rare occasions, impersonating various dignitaries who had visited.

     

     

    On a warm night during Last Seed, the group were again sharing some bottles of spiced wine in the desert, Ji’sari weaving a tale of deception and deceit surrounding some visiting nobles, no one was sure if there was any real truth in the tale, but Ji’sari kept them enthralled, playing each part perfectly.

     

    Balancing on a point of rock looming over their campfire, Ji’sari proposed that the Alfiq in her tale had produced a flame from their paw. But no, cried the group, an Alfiq would never do such a thing. But why not, challenged Ji’sari, were they not equal to the mer? Can Khajiit not be better than they?

     

    The group stared open-mouthed, aghast that such a thing be mentioned out loud, though under their own rule, Khajiit were brought up to defer to their Altmeri overlords, they did after all, return Masser and Secunda to the night sky following the Void Nights.


    Ji’sari had probably consumed a little too much spiced wine, and felt emboldened by the attention of the group sitting below. Leaping from the rock and twisting in the air, she landed facing them, crouching, one hand on the ground steadying herself, a sly grin on her face, Ji’sari held her hand out towards them, palm up, concentrating, pulling her energies into focus and produced a small dancing flame.

     

    There were quickly muffled shrieks, some of the group ran over to her to shelter her from view lest any of the guards notice the commotion. Questions followed, how, when and why, Ji’sari answered with the enthusiasm of someone who was drunk in the moment.

     

    Ji'sari told of how a merchant selling books and scrolls had passed through the city in early Morning Star many months before, and had been showing off his wares which included some spell tomes, the curious Khajiit watching as he dazzled the local Khajiit and the young Altmeri who had not yet taken up any training in the arts of magicka. When the crowd had left, Ji’sari had approached the merchant, a small amount of coin in her purse gained her a slim tome on the art of fire magicks.

     

    Determined to be able to do something that most Khajiit in the city could not, but their mer overlords could, Ji’sari dedicated herself to studying the tome while sitting on rooftops, meditating whilst balancing on the various objects above the roof tiles to improve her concentration.

     

    Scared of the reaction of their elders, or the authorities finding out, her friends begged her to keep her ability secret, but Ji’sari, still high from the use of magicka, would not be hushed. Her oldest friend, Ribazh, pleaded with her, but understood that Ji’sari was not a Khajiit to be tamed and must walk her own path through the desert sands.

     

    The following morning, the group left the confines of the city, Ji’sari with a small bag of belongings, they said farewell to their friend and returned through the gate causing a commotion to hide her absence. Ji'sari slipped in amongst some merchants who had recently left the city, and began her journey across Elsweyr.

     

     

     

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Comments

9 Comments   |   Paws and 4 others like this.
  • SpottedFawn
    SpottedFawn   ·  September 6
    Excited to see where she goes next. Will her tale take her across Elsweyr or will she end up in Skyrim sooner rather than later? I vote for later. Love the setting.
    • Meli
      Meli
      SpottedFawn
      SpottedFawn
      SpottedFawn
      Excited to see where she goes next. Will her tale take her across Elsweyr or will she end up in Skyrim sooner rather than later? I vote for later. Love the setting.
        ·  September 7
      Definitely later, but will also depend on the order I release the books in, so it may look like it's jumping around a bit.
  • The Lorc of Flowers
    The Lorc of Flowers   ·  September 4
    If there is something cooler than Khajiiti thief, it has to be Khajiiti mage. Bring it on! (J'zargo ftw!) :D
  • Golden Fool
    Golden Fool   ·  September 4
    You repeated "where by" at the start :P


    When I saw this had been posted I panicked a little thinking I'd missed a part between this one and the first. After looking around apparently I haven't, so I assume you're going to release the ...  more
    • Meli
      Meli
      Golden Fool
      Golden Fool
      Golden Fool
      You repeated "where by" at the start :P


      When I saw this had been posted I panicked a little thinking I'd missed a part between this one and the first. After looking around apparently I haven't, so I assume you're going to release the chapters out of or...  more
        ·  September 4
      Thanks GF, someone is reading it properly ;-) Will get that amended. Yup just like in game books, you never find them in order 
      • Golden Fool
        Golden Fool
        Meli
        Meli
        Meli
        Thanks GF, someone is reading it properly ;-) Will get that amended. Yup just like in game books, you never find them in order 
          ·  September 4
        I like how you say that but looking back I quoted it wrong xD "be where" dammit not "where by"...
        Oh in that case this is going to be fun, where will the next part be hidden? In an old crypt or someone's house?
        • Meli
          Meli
          Golden Fool
          Golden Fool
          Golden Fool
          I like how you say that but looking back I quoted it wrong xD "be where" dammit not "where by"...
          Oh in that case this is going to be fun, where will the next part be hidden? In an old crypt or someone's house?
            ·  September 4
          Oooh... Interesting thought, will ponder that one ;-)
  • Paws
    Paws   ·  September 1
    Ji'sari is growing up! I love her sense of self,  her energy, and her courage. Also, can't help but respect her blatant disregard for rules. 
    • Meli
      Meli
      Paws
      Paws
      Paws
      Ji'sari is growing up! I love her sense of self,  her energy, and her courage. Also, can't help but respect her blatant disregard for rules. 
        ·  September 4
      Rules are bendable...  :P