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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 273 Strengths and Weaknesses

    Chapter 273 Strengths and Weaknesses    Once they left Whiterun, Sotek paused and lifted his head up as he smelt the breeze blowing easterly from the plains. Such an action caught Aela’s attention. As she watched his tail happily flap about she giggled and spoke softly, not wishing...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 272 A Long Time Ago

      A Long Time Ago   Sotek gazed at the fire for a few seconds then nodded, accepting the situation for what it was; a bad one. “Aela, Vilkas, Farkas, please sit at the table. Aela I would request that you sat next to the Harbinger. You might be needing his support. You’re n...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 271 Serve More Than One Master

    Serve More Than One Master    Sotek looked straight at Kodlak and Aela. Both of them met his stance with anger, their eyes glared with fury. Moving back from the possible onslaught, Sotek held his hands up and pleaded his case. “I haven’t done anything. H...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 270 The Trials of Sotek:- The Provider

    The Trials of Sotek... The Provider   The next morning, as Sotek entered the hall from downstairs, he was surprised to see the Harbinger sitting at the table. Kodlak motioned to the Argonian, asking him to sit at the table. “Ah, there you are. Take a seat youngling. It would seem ...
  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 269 Home Fires Burning

    Home Fires Burning   As Aela and Sotek headed down the steps from Dragonsreach, Aela held his arm, pulling him back. “Wait a second”.   Sotek stopped then turned to her. He tried to apologise but he really had no idea what to say. Explaining things afterwards never came in...
  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 268 Divine Intervention

    Divine Intervention    It was still dark outside when Aela was woken up by a loud ominous snoring. She walked up to the bars and peered through to see Vilkas asleep in the chair. She quietly unlocked the cell door then crept up to him. Drawing her dagger, she gently held it against his t...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 267 Jailhouse

          The first person Kodlak saw as he re-entered the hall was Aela. She was leaning against a pillar with one foot tucked behind her. Both her arms were folded across her chest as she glared across the hall. Kodlak took a deep breath then walked sternly over to her. “Aela,...
  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 266 The Dance of Death

          In the hall of Jorrvaskr, Kodlak was the first to wake up, or at least he thought he was. The moment he climbed the stairway he saw Aela sitting at the main table eating breakfast. “Morning Harbinger”.   “Morning, I trust you didn’t stay out to...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 265 A Short Farewell

      As soon as Aela got back to Whiterun, she approached Farkas who was in the training area with Ebony, Sam, Saber and the Argonian girl, Kul-et. The Harbinger, Kodlak was sitting outside watching them train. “Farkas I need a word when you got a minute”.    ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 264 An Officer and a Rogue

        Scarface rapidly closed in on Red. She ran as hard as she could but her hind leg was slowing her down. With just a few seconds gap she swiped out with a paw, claws tore into flesh as she lost her footing and tumbled to the ground.   Thanks to Red, Scarface saw his chance. He...
  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 263 Let Sleeping Wolves Lie

      Not too far from the fire, Scarface laid stretched out on his back in a large half circle with Red slumped across his chest. He had an arm held over her as he held her with his paw. Red kicked out with her hind leg, scratching at an itch on her stomach while she whined and snarled quietly ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 262 Fish Supper

    Chapter 262 Fish Supper A few minutes after Vilkas and Rikke left the camp, Sotek’s eyes fixed along the tree line by the shore of the lake. Aela couldn’t help but feel the intensity of his stare and found herself musing over it.“What are you watching?” She looked over to w...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 261 Warrior Woman

    Chapter 261  Warrior woman    Legate Rikke took point, leaving Vilkas to trail behind her. They followed the path back towards Riverwood before turning southwards where their path would lead them to the mountainside, away from the pathways. Unlike the mountains north of the pla...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 260 Another World

    Another World   Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 259 Sea Dogs

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 258 Nowhere to Run

        Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 257 A Cry on the Wind

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 256 A Change for the Worse

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 255 Girl Only Zone

        Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 254 Making the Breast of Things

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  • U.o.T.W. Chapter 253 Achilles Heel

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 252 A Desperate Plan

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 251 Close to Home

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 250 Manhunt

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 249 Run Aela Run

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 248 Along the Watchtower

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 247 Home Invasion

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 246 Best Friend's Secrets

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  • U.O.T.W. chapter 245 Loose in the Sewers

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  • UOTW Chapter 244 Wild Horses

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  • UOTW Chapter 243 The Trail

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  • UOTW Chapter 242 Rat Pack

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  • UOTW Chapter 241 In the Dead of Night

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 240 When trouble comes Knocking

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  • u.O.T.W. Chapter 239 Pole Position

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  • UOTW Chapter 238 The Master Cometh

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 237 School of Hard Knocks

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 236 Girlfriends

     Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As al...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 235 Best of Enemies

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 271 Serve More Than One Master

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...
  • UOTW Chapter 234 Ownership

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  • UOTW Chapter 233 Payback

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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 232 Going Down

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, shoul...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 231 Spin Doctor

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As always, sho...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 230 What the Heart Wants

    Chapter 230 What the Heart Wants     The sun had barely risen above the horizon when the tranquil morning at Jorrvaskr was broken by a fist banging on a Whelp's door. This particular fist belonged to Farkas, as well as his gruff voice which could be heard along the Undercr...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 229 To Woo a Wolf

       Once they got back to Jorrvaskr, Aela smothered Fang’s ear with the palm of her hand and pressed him against her bosom, muffling her shout as she called out to those inside.        The discussion inside the great hall fell afoul of&n...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 228 A Cub's First Paws

    Chapter 228 A Cub’s First Paws   As Sotek strolled casually through the city of Whiterun, he was feeling rather pleased with himself. Using his wit, he had assured that Andsvarr and his dog Rúni would remain at their post in Whitewatch Tower and furthermore, he had belayed th...
  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 227 Howling Cries and Tired Eyes

    The guard of Whitewatch Tower tracked Sotek as he walked towards Whiterun. They had just finished talking about the mine near Rorikstead and the Draugr problem the miners had there; as such the guard expected the Companion to head there but he didn’t, he blanked the plains altogether and hea...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 226 Whitewatch Howler

    Chapter 226 Whitewatch Howler Sotek and Aela walked out of the main wooden gates from Whiterun with fang safely tucked in Aela’s arm. As they walked past the defences they could still see remnants of the attack instigated by Ulfric and his horde. The two Companions destination was an hour&rsq...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 225 Fang

    Chapter 225 Fang   “Why did you wake Arcadia up?” Aela asked as she followed Sotek downstairs to the Undercroft.   “I didn’t; well not intentionally. She woke up because I was banging on Belethor’s door to get the bowls for your cub. Have you thought of a ...
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  • U.o.t.W. Chapter 224 The Apple and the Slave

    Chapter 224 The Apple and the Slave   As it was well into the early hours, all the Companions headed downstairs, vacating the hall of Jorrvaskr. Even Farkas and Vilkas were feeling the strain of the last few days. Sotek headed straight for his room. He made his way to his bed then sat down on...
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  • U.o.t.W. Chapter 223 Wolf Kin

    Chapter 223 Wolf Kin   Aela, who was sitting on the step while she tapped her foot against a post, was a bit surprised to see Sotek enter from the other door. Sotek quickly looked around the hall at everyone then quietly moved towards her.    She stayed silent and pleasantly smile...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 222 Bad Decisions

      As Sotek headed down the hillside to the path that followed the lake to Riverwood, he recognised the bank where he first found himself after the ambush all those long weeks ago. He sat back on a rock and thought about everything that had happened since. The traders at Riverwood; they had too...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 221 Peaches and Peppercorn

      In Vilemyr Inn, situated in Ivarstead, a few hours after Sotek left a bag of gold on his chair for Vilkas to find, Farkas ordered both Vilkas and himself a few more ales. “Four for the road if you please”.   “Certainly, sir, would you like ice with that, the weather...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 220 With a Flick of the Tail

      It was early evening when both Sotek and Aela woke up. They found themselves covered in a few furs which Rikke had a soldier place over them when the night’s chill started to creep inside the camp. To shake off the tiredness they still felt, the two Companions helped each other to thei...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 219 A Second Chance

      “Unfortunate, isn’t it? There’s a war coming and I was hoping you would be of some use. It’s a pity, I had such high hopes for you both”. Hircine’s voice cut into Scarface the wolf spirit like a silver bladed knife.   Scarface snarled at Hircine who...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 218 Dusk's Fading Light

      As if it spawned from nowhere, the dragon flew right over head as it followed the curve of the mountain. It turned sharply about then blasted the group of soldiers along with the two Companions with a fire breath. The dragon shout roared across the path, shaking the very mountain with its te...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 217 Campfire

      By now Aela and Sotek had already traversed the easterly bridge and were now strolling along the road as they headed off to the Imperial camp. By the time they arrived at the perimeter of the encampment it was mid morning. By now various tents and structures were fully set up and erected. Th...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 216 Boots, furs and Tankards

      Aela woke up feeling hot. She touched the arm which rested upon her and she expected to find Sotek cuddled up behind her but the instant she felt the arm she knew why she was so warm. Scarface was laid out on his side; half burying her beneath his arm and leg. Choosing life over slow suffoca...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 215 Midnight Mischief

      Author’s Note: Adult Themes   Night was into the early hours when Sotek awoke with a start due to a sleeping arm slapping him in the face. Beside him lay the naked form of Aela who was fast asleep and ignorant of the blow she just dealt her mate as she slept. Her armour and loin...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 214 Guess Who

      Roughly eighteen hours after the carriage containing Aela, Farkas and Vilkas had left Whiterun, on the other side of the mountain where Ivarstead was situated, Sotek’s head broke through the surface of the river. After making sure Rikke was nowhere to be seen, he climbed out on the ban...
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  • U.O.T.W. chapter 213 Northward Bound

      It was a good few hours after Sotek and the Imperial army first approached Ivarstead to the far east of Whiterun that Aela was overwhelmed with the sense of loneliness. She knew from what the Harbinger had told her that communication was probably restricted due to leaks and infiltration but ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 212 Bear? What Bear?

    Chapter 212 Bear? What Bear?     Legate Rikke couldn’t help but notice how quiet Sotek had become as they rode through Ivarstead. The Companion was too busy studying the layout of the town. In particular, he noted where the mill and the inn were situated; not that he was a strange...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 211 Southward Bound

      Inside Fort Dunstad supplies were divided up between the fort and what was needed for the new camp which was to be situated in the Rift. It was well into the evening and Legate Rikke was getting impatient. “By the Eights this is intolerable! Hurry up with those sacks damn it”. ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 210 Lone Wolf

      Despite being half asleep, Vilkas was aware of movement around the campsite where he lay. Such matters weren’t cause for concern as he knew the other Companions were there with him at the camp; their sounds and smells. Some years before when he hunted with Aela and Red she showed him h...
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  • UOTW Chapter 209 Fort Dunstad

      Far to the north of the plains when dawn was taking hold of the sky above Skyrim, Sotek emerged from his tent and walked over to the Imperial campfire. Legate Rikke was already there waiting for him and she casually motioned at a log and asked him to sit down while she carried on cooking a l...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 208 What's in a Name

      The moment the double doors shut behind them, Farkas and the other Companions practically ran for the main gate. However once they reached the market they all slowed down; each one of them, one after the other greeted the market holders and the citizens of Whiterun like everything was normal...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 207 No News is Bad News

      On the same morning that Sotek prepared to attack the fort, Aela woke up early. She felt restless, uneasy and damn right moody. The Huntress snatched her bow and two quivers full of arrows then headed upstairs; only after shoving more arrows in her pack. She ignored everyone in the hall and ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 206 Midnight Mayhem

      It didn’t take long for Sotek to find the camp, and as he suspected, Legate Rikke’s intelligence was wrong. Instead of having five soldiers to deal with he was faced with six Stormcloaks. Two were on sentry duty; one, who Sotek presumed to be the commander, was in the large tent ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 205 Best Laid Plans

      It was early next morning, just before dawn when Sotek was rudely woken by Legate Rikke. The Argonian’s eyes shot open to an Imperial’s shout as Rikke shoved her head inside his tent. “Wake up! You’re in the Legion now”.   Sotek lifted his head up and pe...
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  • Poem Trial's of the Pathfinder.

    Trials of the Pathfinder     It has an odd title I know but one day the seven verses will make sense. It's been biting my tail for ages. Massive thanks to DB to allow me the use of his picture.  Note to self: When you get time work on alignment.
  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 204 A False Start

        It was a few hours after dawn by the time the carriage arrived at Solitude. Sotek had spent at least half the journey asleep but now he was wide awake and eager to get started. He said his goodbye to Bjorlam and flung a small pouch of gold on the seat next to the carriage driver. Aft...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 203 Lonely Hearts

      Once the four Companions stepped outside, they all blinked a few times as their eyes got accustomed to the daylight. Shielding his eyes with the palm of his hand, Farkas examined the mountainside, taking in the terrain they would have to face to reach the lake below them. “We’re ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 202 White Fluffy Lies

        Shortly after the group exited the main gate, they passed by the last of the farms. From here they started following the southern mountain ranges, traversing along the rocky outcrops. To the north they saw the damaged guard tower from the dragon attack months ago.   After walk...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 201 An Apple a Day

      When Aela woke up the next morning, she automatically turned around to cuddle into Sotek just to find herself in an empty bed. His trousers and shirt were gone, leaving behind a pair of shoes adapted for his reptilian feet which was, in itself, a waste of time as he often went around bare fo...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 200 True Love Hurts

    ‘True love isn’t being with the person you can live with. It’s being with the one person you can’t live without’   Author’s Note: Adult Themes   At some point in the day Sotek opened his eyes. His whole body ached and he silently wished that the ram...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 199 True to Oneself

      Throughout the night Sotek drifted in and out of troubled sleep. He even spent half an hour sat at the large table at the far end of the corridor by the hall stairway where he tried to work out what Aela was up to. The Morning came all too quickly and he was briskly woken by the flat of a fi...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 198 Aftermath

      It was late evening when Sotek awoke from a gentle shake. Aela sat next to him and passed him a flask of water. “Here drink up, it will do you good. Afterwards you can damn well eat something”. Then she passed him a plate. On it was a few apples she had cut up and cored along wi...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 197 The Edge of Oblivion

      When the three Companions entered the hall, the Jarl was sitting at the main table which had been cleared of everything except a selection of tankards and a large pitcher of wine. Above his throne was a Dragonbone axe proudly displayed on a weapon plaque. All three Companions recognized the ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 196 Event Horizon

      The hall was in total silence despite the number of Companions and Whelps who were present. Kodlak peered up at the sky which was clearly visible where the roof had partially collapsed from when the barrel of oil had struck it. Cindered, smoldering rafters were all too prominent but his mind...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 195 The Turning of the Tide

      Knowing that every second counted, Sotek grabbed Aela by the collar and literally threw her at the Jarl as he shouted to the hapless Companion. “Aela! Don’t you dare change! You promise me right now... you do not change; you won’t make it. Do you hear me? Red won’t m...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 187 North and South

      A few hours later they came across the remnants of what looked like a failed expedition to one of the dwemer strongholds which were scattered around the north of Skyrim. Old wooden buildings with partially collapsed roofs and holes in the walls were all that was left behind. They were near a...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 194 Two Tribes

    As Sotek approached Whiterun he saw a multitude of different sized tents scattered around the southern side of Whiterun. The enemy camp surrounded the farmland which Sotek hoped were now abandoned. Farms could be rebuilt. Families were a different matter. Dozens of Imperial soldiers manned the walls...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 193 The Last Thread of Peace

      Even before Windhelm came into view, Sotek found the landscape depressing. The snowy rocky surroundings held in tightly by various mountainsides dotted across the horizon all seemed to compress the air, making it thick and hard to breathe. His breath misted up every time he exhaled, like he ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 192 Unbound

    As Sotek headed past the borders of Whiterun, the landscape dramatically changed. The mountain capped snow began creeping down the mountainside to lie upon the forests and pathways. A stream slowed to naught but a trickle as chunksof thick ice thwarted the streams natural flow. River banks of earth ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 191 Two Heads, One Crown

      Once they were outside Solitude’s walls, the three Companions headed straight to the stables. A stable hand had already brought out the courier horses which he and a soldier had saddled. The horses snorted and trod around in a restless state, eager to let loose all their fury and speed...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 190 Godspeed

          Aela set a fast pace as her horse galloped southwards which threw Sotek into confusion. He pulled out his map and waved it at Aela like a flag.   “Solitude is to the west, isn’t it? Why are we travelling south?”   She took the map to be a rag; ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 189 A Dire Threat

      Both Aela and the Whelp smiled at each other then they started laughing. The Huntress coyly replied to Sotek, egging him on. “I love it when you’re so decisive. I tell you what; we’ll pack up the gear while you sort out the carriage”.   Aela threw the Whelp a ...
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  • AMOSS:TES B.o.t.B. Year 14

    In Front I Follow Year 14 Kodlak snapped back at the young huntress. Often her unruly defiance let them to openly clash within the hall of Jorrvaskr. He knew all too well of the heaviness which dwelled in the fourteen year olds heart due to the feeling of abandonment when her father, Skjor had a m...
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  • AMOSS:TES Through the Mist

    Here’s something I thought about giving a go for a while now. The idea is simple and some of you will recall there have been a few of these in the past. All you have to do is add a paragraph to the story in the comment and I will add it to the story. We'll see what happens along the way. &nbs...
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  • UOTW Chapter 188 Late is the Hour to Call

        Driftshade Refuge was a good few hours behind them when Aela took it upon herself to go off hunting and it didn’t take her long to return with three rabbits. Sotek was pleased to see the Whelp work alongside the Huntress, skinning the rabbits so he could cook them. While he too...
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  • UOTW Chapter 186 Foxes and Rabbits

      Both Aela and the Whelp lurched sideways as Sotek grabbed them by the arms and ran along the narrow pathway, almost dragging them behind. “Run you stupid bitches! We can’t fight here. Head up the mountain, find cover!”   Aela yanked her hand away and turned to face ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 185 Betrayal of an Oath

      Salma opened the chest to find a few gemstones and a strange looking black gem. Not having seen such a large black crystal before, she showed it to Aela. “What is it?”   Aela took it off her and held it up to the light. It took on a dark opaque purple as she looked throug...
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  • UOTW Chapter 184 Dishonour Past Deeds

      Beyond the heavy door was a large stone stairway cut into the tomb’s bedrock. It led up towards an ante chamber which had a thick grey stoned curved archway which served as its roof. Two braziers were positioned inside the arch but their fires had died many a year ago. The Arch itself ...
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  • UOTW Chapter 164 Sand in the Hour Glass Part 01

      Author’s Note: This is my answer to a recap. What I wanted to do was keep to the story and include the recap as part of the story itself. How do I this? Have a read and find out. Warning: Contains past chapter spoilers.   A few minutes after Sotek, Aela and the other Companions...
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  • UOTW Chapter 183 Ironbind Barrow

      The whole mountainside was awash with snow and frost giving the Whelp cause to shiver. Above them the clouds mirrored the environment. They were dark and heavy, filled to the bursting point with snow. Aela’s boots crushed the freshly laid snow beneath them, causing a loud ‘crunch...
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  • UOTW Chapter 182 Wild Thing

      Aela waited for about fifteen minutes then headed up the path between the two mountains but she was far from happy. Soon enough she came across the four arrows Sotek had left behind. She knew their meaning. There were enemies ahead. Four arrows meant four enemies. She picked them up from the...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 181 Heart of Ice

      Sotek and the Whelp stepped outside to see Aela come storming towards them both. She shoved Sotek hard in the chest sending him into the doors with a loud crash. “Its times like this that I can really hate you, you bloody moron”.   She then turned on the Whelp, displaying...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 180 Thugs For Hire

      All the members of the Inner Circle were taking a break, sitting back and watching the Whelps spar with each other. Every so often Farkas and Vilkas would take it in turns to break the fight up and tutor the sparing Whelps as they fought. Sometimes it was something small like the bending of ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 179 A Change of Stance

      “It’s no good saying ‘Aww No’ Sotek”. Kodlak stated as he sat back in a chair. “You said it yourself, Aela’s used to heavy armor so fighting and even hunting across the plains will be a new experience for her and for you as well. All I’ve seen ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 178 Dragon Scales

      Even before Sotek and Aela reached the Warmaidens they were greeted warmly by Adrianne. She was leaning against one of the porch roof supports where she would often watch the hustle and bustle of the city’s market. “So this is it”. She said as she happened to notice the bu...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 177 The Beds in Which We Lay

      Despite Sotek’s efforts, it took Eorlund to arrange a delivery of limestone blocks to Jorrvaskr due to his contacts there. Sotek put a hold on the Dragonscale Armor he wanted to make until he had sorted out his and Aela’s beds. Too many tasks at once would just add pressure and i...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 176 Bird Song

    Roughly half an hour later, Aela and Sotek came upstairs to be greeted by a horrendous racket of cheering and singing. Farkas, who was half drunk, saw them before anyone else did. He shouted out to Sotek, waving at him; beckoning the Argonian to draw near. “There he is! The one and only Drago...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 175 Heroes Return

      Even before the Companions arrived at Whiterun’s gates, they could hear the guards cheer at them. They left the horses at the stables and walked past the battlements under the jubilation which the guards and citizens cast upon them. Each Whelp had their chests swelled with a sense reve...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 174 Of Mice and Men

      While Sotek battled to remain whole against the dragon who was hell bent on crushing the Argonian to death, Aela ran to the wall to use it for cover while she let loose her arrows. To her relief, the Whelps poured up from the pathway with both Farkas and Vilkas at the forefront, leading them...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 173 Wings of Darkness

      Night now reigned over Skyrim and had banished the dim evening light, filling the plains with darkness and shadows. Shrouded in the obscurity of the emptiness of the plains, the Companions and Whelps secured the horses and prepared to continue their journey on foot along the trail that would...
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  • UOTW Chapter 172 Sinner and Saint

    As they galloped off across the plains, Aela turned her head around and looked behind them. The horse’s hoofs were kicking up a cloud of dust but Aela could still see the others as they rapidly closed in. “Damn it, they’re gaining! We’re too heavy; you’ll have to jump ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 171 A Clash of Wills

      Quarter of an hour later Aela re-entered the hall to find it empty except for Sotek who was sitting on the step looking at her. She calmly walked up to him and sat down alongside the Argonian before asking him about Kodlak’s whereabouts. She was half hoping the old Nord would join her ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 170 The Will of One

      Kodlak and Eorlund looked at each other; they both sat there stunned at Sotek’s proposal. Sotek himself wasn’t overly sure about his suggestion; he lifted his foot up and rested it on the anvil as he watched their faces.   Eorlund was the first to put his thoughts into wor...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 169 Watching from on High

      Aela smiled as she thought back to what happened inside the mine; what Sotek said he had seen. Now it all made sense; at least to her. Determined to put it to the test, she made sure there was an opportunity when they headed back to Whiterun.   Half way into their journey, Aela pulled...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 168 Demons in the Dark

      The end of the tunnel split into two passageways, forming a junction. With no second thought Red turned left and proceeded further down the mine. Scarface, having decided to explore the other route, went to the right. He ran around the corner and whined as he was greeted by a rather short bu...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 167 The Taste of Blood

      It took an hour for Vilkas and his brother to locate Sotek and the Huntress. The two Companions had set a solid pace when the Argonian had set out to ‘capture’ his mate. Aela, ever fleet of foot, kept a reasonable distance between them; only slowing down to keep her pursuer sever...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 166 The Huntress of the Plains

      Arrows darted across the plains towards the four wolves that were rapidly closing the gap between them and the large pack of Companions. Some of the creatures were struck down as the projectiles tore into them, tearing through muscle and organs as they pierced the tough fur.   With a ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 165 Wolf Pack

      Once the two Companions passed the main gates, they faced the task of tracking down the pack of Whelps. Such an undertaking was easy due to them possessing the beast blood which allowed them to pick up the scents of the pack. Not that they needed it because Farkas’s voice could be hear...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 163 New Moon

      The next morning, having woken somewhat later than usual, Kodlak entered the hall from the Undercroft to find the Whelps eating breakfast. His eyes gazed across the room in the search of one particular female Companion. Upon failing to see her, and noticing that the step by the fire pit was ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 162 The Way We Are

    Aela called out with more bravado than what she actually felt. She looked calm and assertive yet inside her stomach was doing summersaults. “Yes? What is it?”   Sotek expected Kodlak to walk straight in but surprisingly he didn’t. Instead, he called out for permission to pa...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 161 Bumps in the Night

      Author’s Note: Adult Content   Around midnight, when the two moons, Masser and Secunda were at their highest in the night sky, Sotek, who was fast asleep, was somewhat violently woken up. His eyes snapped open to find himself in a state of sexual arousal. He was lying on his bac...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 160 Friendly Fire

      As Aela walked up the ramp towards the Skyforge she heard the door to Jorrvaskr open. She stopped and looked across the yard to see Sotek hobbling as he made his way towards her.   He cautiously approached her with his hands held up in front of him, forming a barrier between them whil...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 159 Vices and Vindications

      Tilma’s face was blank like an unused piece of parchment while her eyes seemed vacant of all life. Aela was a different story. In one fluid motion, she jumped off the bed, spilling gold coins all over the fur skins which Kodlak used for blankets. The young she-wolf blurted out word aft...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 158 Sticky Fingers

      Just as dawn was breaking, the two Companions, Sotek and Aela stirred from their quiet slumber. Aela was the first to sit up. She looked down at Sotek who was lying on his back and elbowed him in the stomach. “I should have made you sleep in your room last night for squealing on me. M...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 157 Nature of the Beast

      Tilma sat next to Kodlak and enquired about the reasoning behind his impulsive decision to give Sotek the Harbinger title. She fired off question after question without giving Kodlak a chance to draw breath let alone think of any answers.   Instead, Kodlak tried to distract the maid w...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 156 Out With the Old

      With a sense of purpose, Sotek strolled over to the intricately carved wooden double doors while his tail swung to and fro behind him. He was soon thwarted however when he tried to turn the handle. To his dismay he found the doors to be locked.   He knelt down by the bronze lock and p...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 155 Of Kings and Pawns

       Upon entering the hall, Kodlak was, for once, relieved to see Tilma chasing Aela down the stairway. They were both arguing over the young she-wolf’s attitude and the fact that she traped her feet through the area where Tilma was trying to clean. This gave Kodlak the perfect oppor...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 154 Victory Parade

    When Farkas and Vilkas, who were acting as Kodlak’s ‘shield bearers’, approached the main gate, they started cheering. Kodlak however wasn’t feeling very jubilant; he was too preoccupied with the task of trying to stay on their shoulders.   Passing the gate provided Ko...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 153 Old Warriors Never Die

      The steady drum of the of the horses hooves ‘clip clopping’ along the pathway helped to sooth Kodlak’s troubled mind. His apprehension grew with the inevitable passing of every landmark on the Companions journey back to Whiterun and their final destination, the hall of Jorr...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 152 Circle in the Dust

    “A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within – his woman, his children. Other men draw a larger circle and bring within it their brothers and sisters. But some men have a greater destiny. They must draw around themselves a circle that includes many, many more&rdqu...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 151 Taken for a ride

    Aela slowly woke up to the cold, crisp morning air’s touch against her naked body. She lazily stretched out spreading her arms and legs as far as her body would allow so she could commandeer as much of the bedding as possible until she took up every inch of available space.   Once that ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 150 Final Freedom Part 2

    Chapter 150 Final freedom Part 2   After a few minutes of listening to the wolf pack’s howling cries, Aela took Sotek by the arm and led him away. She had a hard time leaving the wolves behind which were clearly evident as she started walking backwards just so she could catch one last g...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 149 Final Freedom Part 01

    Author’s Note: Adult Themes   It was early evening when Sotek was woken up by a gentle shaking of his shoulder. He opened his eyes and sluggishly looked up to see Tilma standing over him. “Isn’t it time you both got up? It will be dark in a few hours. You’re hunting b...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 148 the Morning After the Night Before

    Aela woke up with a pounding in her head as if some miner was chipping away at her skull. She slowly slid out of Sotek’s bed, almost falling on the floor in the process and washed her dreary face before realizing she was alone. Trying to listen for any signs of movement was pointless as the ba...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 147 Lest We Forget

    Once the two Companions stepped outside, Aela made a beeline for the Skyforge, dragging Sotek behind her by the hand as she sped towards the ramp. As his feet scrambled across the decking, franticly trying to keep up, he glanced around the yard at the three fire bins which were scattered around the ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 146 The Road to Hell

      A heavy silence hung in the air of Jorrvaskr, one which had the capacity to linger and taint any and everything it touched. The funeral which Aela had hoped to have on behalf of Omega seemed beyond her reach; the mornings repercussions had shattered any opportunities of the event taking plac...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 145 On Dangerous Ground

    In a desperate gamble, almost as if he was playing for time, Sotek called out to the female shadowscale in the hope of striking a spark of curiosity within her. “Why say I’m pathetic? What gives you that right?”   She rose her hand, steadying the blade which would so willin...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 144 Silence in the Dark

      Author’s Note: Adult Content.   Aela slowly awoke from her peaceful slumber and lazily turned around to face her mate, Sotek. Her arm flumped down to hold him but there was no one there to hold and her hand landed on the straw matters, causing her eyes to snap wide open. She was...
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  • TSC: Union Of The Wolf

      Many moons ago a singular event occurred in two separate lands simultaneously touching upon two lives. There was no prophesy foretelling of this event and only a few to tell of its passing. But pass it did and plans were put into motion by the Daedra Lords themselves. The tendrils of ti...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 143 Path Of The Moron

      As soon as he heard the Harbinger’s cry, Sotek broke into a run and brought his axe to bear against the first target. It banged against the main post but he kept on running as his other axe sliced through the air to strike the second of the two dummies. With his eyes fixed upon the thi...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 142 Path Of The Huntress

      The peaceful tranquility in Aela’s room was broken by the pounding of a heavy fist upon her door. The two Companions awoke with a start and scrambled to their feet to the sound of a hollering voice. “Hey, Red, Leave Scarface alone. The Harbinger wants both of you to get your bac...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 141 Alone In The Dark

      Scarface’s senses were sharp, far sharper than Sotek had realised. He began to understand why Aela could sense the different animals so easily; she learned at an early age to tap into Reds abilities. If he was to learn from her, and to master the werewolf form properly then he would ha...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 140 Maelstrom Of The Heart

      Whiterun’s streets were desolate and quiet as the moons cast long silvery shadows over the town. The hall of Jorrvaskr though was still active with the occasional banter and conversation, although it too had started to empty. As to the normal proceedings of the night, the Whelps settle...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 139 First Blood

      As the evening began to set in and the chair had found its way back to its original place, the Whelps claimed the far end of the table as their own and gathered in a group around it. They each took it in turn to ask a question which the others had to answer not so much as in a ‘tru...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 138 Sotek's Tale

      Sotek skulked about in the Undercroft corridor while he waited for the passageway to clear. Once the last Companion headed upstairs, he slinked off to his room and stripped off the Wolf armor. The very instant he was free from the burden of the chest cuirass his arms felt lighter and wit...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 137 Introductions

        Kodlak led the members of the Inner Circle down the stairway to the Undercroft where they all gathered in his study. He sat in his favourite chair which happened to allow him to look down the corridor of the Undercroft while Farkas and Vilkas eagerly prodded Sotek. “Come on th...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 136 A Spider's Web

      Aela was sitting on the steps of Jorrvaskr impatiently waiting for the ‘delivery’ of her ice wolf. Her foot’s tapping had been constant for twenty minutes and had now started to grate against the Harbinger’s nerves as it seemed to drown out everything else, especially...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 135 A Long Walk Home

          Sotek disdainfully watched Aela as she headed off towards Whiterun. He forlornly hoped she was just teasing but inside he knew she meant it. Every step she took led her further away and with it Sotek’s hopes. He began to wish he insisted on hiring horses but he didn&rsq...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 134 Ice Wolf

        The two Companions had hardly entered the outskirts of the plains when Aela brought their journey to a halt. She quietly signalled to Sotek, waving him closer to her position so she could whisper to him instead of talking. He crept closer to her with an air of curiosity. He knew her...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 133 The Mind's Eye

        Half an hour had passed by the time the two Companions made their way upstairs. Everyone else was sitting around the tables having breakfast. Aela guessed the others had came up a lot earlier as most of the plates were already empty and two trays of meat lay decimated. Not preparing...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 132 Emotions Of The Heart

        Author’s Note: Adult Content The very moment Aela opened her eyes, she was instantly wide awake. Excitedly she leapt from the bed, throwing the wolf fur to the side and unintentionally disturbing Sotek as he slept. He laid there quietly listening as Aela shuffled about in his ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 131 Aela's Dream

        Red was running as hard as she could across the snow smothered plains. From the corner of her eye she watched in fascination as the ground rushed past her. She lowered her head down to squeeze every ounce of speed from her slick form and pushed even harder. The thrill of the chase fl...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 130 Tears Of Guilt

        It was late evening by the time the two Companions walked into the hall of Jorrvaskr. Aela’s first task was to quietly reassure the Harbinger and Tilma that they were ok but she made it clear that she needed a word with the other members of the Inner Circle before everyone re...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 129 When The Day Is Done

    The camp, if it could be called a camp due to the lack of bedrolls and the fact that the fire was so small, was shrouded in silence. The two Companions, Aela and Sotek sat opposite one another. Each of them knew there were questions which needed asking, as well as answers needing to be told but th...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 128 Unleashed

      Author's Note: Adult Themes   Gloating, Greymane kicked dust and dirt in Aela’s face while he hollered at her to stand up. “Get on your feet, bitch! Move!” He stepped towards her and grabbed her by the hair, forcing her once again up to her feet. Her legs felt l...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 127 With Every Ounce Of Strength

      Author’s Note: Adult Themes   As soon as Sotek stepped inside the cave, a familiar scent hammered his senses. Such was the dramatic effect, he was forced to stop walking and clung onto the wall for support. Aela didn’t have time to react; she ploughed into the back of ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 126 A Meeting Of Fate

      The very instant Sotek gazed up at the Bloodmoon, the infuriating itching which had plagued him since he woke up that same morning ceased. He felt a strange calmness smother him like a mother’s arms hugging a distressed child. Deep, deep inside, the wolf spirit howled out in eagernes...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 125 The Master's Call

      Red opened her eyes and all her senses kicked in as one. She could smell the crisp morning air; see the surrounding spirit wolves and their prey hiding in the forests. Hear the rustling of the leaves in the treetops. She didn’t look for land marks, she didn’t need them. She kne...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 124 The Black Death Of Black Marsh

    All the Whelps were heavily engaged in conversation about their expectations on the days training session as they tucked into their breakfast which consisted of bread and cheese. There were a few slices of meat left over from the last evening’s meal while one particular plate lay empty. What...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 123 Tormented

    The morning’s trailing haze seeped through the tree lines as its tendrils snaked out and slowly surrounded the camp. Through the mist a lone deer ran full bolt as an arrow shot just past its head, causing it to run even faster. Aela leapt over a bush and notched an arrow before she even hit...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 122 Cold Waters

    Author’s Notes: Adult Themes The two remaining Companions ‘huddled’ together in the centre of the platform for safety on the off chance they would become Sotek’s next target. The Argonian however had his sights on much livelier prey. Aela thrashed about as she was pulled b...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 121 Lover's Secret

    Aela’s breathing was still rapid when she heard the portcullis rise up from behind. She spun around to see Farkas walking towards her. With her hand on her chest, she hollered at him for making her jump. “Damn it Farkas, you scared the crap out of me!!” Farkas ignored her initial...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 120 Hound of the Hunting Grounds

    A deep rumbling ‘hell sent’ howl far louder than Red’s own battle cry echoed throughout the complex. It was followed by a cry which caused the two Companions and the Silverhands to involuntary tremble. Vilkas watched on in trepidation as a small stone started wobbling where it sat....
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 119 To Look Death In The Eye

    The three Companions ran through the doorway in pursuit of the Skinner and the remaining Silverhands who had left with her. Vilkas, who already had a taste of the Skinner’s traps, called the group to a halt. “Wait, let’s take it slow”. Aela was too fired up to care. She c...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 118 Poisoned Claws

    Sotek, who was none the wiser for what the Silverhands believed, and Vilkas who was just as clueless, were currently making their way through a series of tunnels which finally split into two separate pathways forming a junction. On one side was a large wooden doorway while the other rather short tun...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 117 Fires of the Mind

    While Vilkas was still feeling bitter over the lost bet with Sotek, Aela and Farkas proceeded onwards and moved through the threshold of a doorway and entered a dingy passageway that was cut through the hillside. Moss and algae clung to the rock face giving the underground ecosystem a dampness whi...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 116 The Loudest Of Whispers

    Vilkas’s group which consisted of Sotek and himself, were making their way along a brightly lit passageway. Various burning torches lit the corridor, showing every nook and cranny in the rock face. As did his siblings, try as he might, Vilkas couldn’t work out what they were doing there....
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 115 Fears Of The Past

      Farkas took the lead as he and Aela entered the cave. They had barely taken five steps when the passageway which lay beyond opened out into a much larger cavern. On one side, three torches burned brightly illuminating yet another tunnel. Aela groaned in annoyance as the realism that they had...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 114 Raiders

    Leaving Aela alone to contemplate all the possible meanings of the word ‘signal’, Sotek scurried off along the edge of the river. The base was about a thousand yards upstream when Sotek slipped below the surface where he could approach the base unseen. Although he was surprised at how ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 113 Wait For The Signal?

    About an hour before daybreak, a solitary Argonian started to prepare breakfast for his fellow Companions who in a matter of minutes would undoubtedly start waking up. Sotek quietly and efficiently set about his tasks. Water was on the boil for the Harbinger’s soup, the hot plate was heating...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 112 Hircine's Charge

      The camp lay still and quiet, warmed by the orange glowing coals of the fire as the last remnants of burning wood crumpled into ash. A thin cloud covered the sky like a blanket of silk in an attempt to blot out the two moons, Masser and Secunda. Despite the cloud, their prominent outline dur...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 111 Omega, The Lowest Rank

      Sotek was still feeling a bit stunned from Aela’s actions let alone the atmosphere which seemed to follow her like a dark trailing cloud of depression as she passed through the trees on her route back to the camp. He didn’t know what was going on but what he did know was he didn&...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 110 Fus Ro Arrghh!!!

    Aela gradually woke from a deep sleep. Once she lifted her head up from the rolled up fur which she used as a pillow, she had a look around the camp. Sotek was still asleep beside her. She had gotten used to his breathing by now so she could tell if he was properly asleep or just lying there with hi...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 109 First Impressions

      It was late evening by the time Sotek and Aela finally reached the camp. Vilkas, Farkas and the Harbinger were warming themselves by the campfire waiting for their return in an attempt to surprise them but Aela lived up to her reputation within the Inner Circle as a she-wolf and had picked u...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 108 Wolf's Bane

      The early morning mist which crept across the plains from the river had already begun to dissipate when the sun broke over the eastern mountains. Just as Sotek started to stir, the smell of burning venison filled his nostrils, causing him to lightly cough, drawing Aela’s attention away...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 107 Omega

      Sotek looked back over his shoulder and called out to Aela who had inadvertently come to a stop. Her eyes were misty and the features on her face seemed to be expressionless, like a blank slate. “Hey! You ok?” Realizing she had slowed down to a standstill, Aela quickened he...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 106 Cry Wolf

    The creaking of the heavy gate alerted the two Companions, Farkas and Vilkas, who were lazily sitting on a part of the ramparts with their legs dangling over the sides. Upon seeing Sotek and Aela head outside the city’s walls, the two brothers made their way down the wooden ramp to warmly gr...
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  • One Beat. A Poem type thing?

    ONE BEAT His is the world of fire and ice. Of leathery wings soaring over the storm filled skies. The mountains range so cold, full of dread To whom only tread the brave, or the dead.   Her world’s claws and fur, desire…. The hunt is her lust when the plains she treads. Every sound unmissed by the ...
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  • B.M.R. Year 0 Exodus Part 05

      Aruzzel cast an inquisitive eye at Quentarii. She looked exhausted, mentally and physically. The three Argonian girls weren’t bearing overly well either. They all spent too long on boats and were now paying the price for it. They needed to run, to hunt. Hot food was a long time coming ...
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  • B.M.R. Year 0 Exodus Part 04

    The small craft, the ‘Spring’ glided through the waters as Nireli guided it southwards so they could circumnavigate the mainland. More rocks protruded the sea’s surface, threatening anyone who wasn’t paying attention or giving the sea the respect it deserved, yet once more ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 105 Homeless

    Jarl Balgruuf supped from his flask before resting it back on the table in front of him. He took a moment to study the Argonian, Sotek, who was currently sitting in a chair facing not only himself, the Jarl of Whiterun but also the Companion’s Harbinger, Kodlak. His finger tapped slowly on ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 104 The Magic Touch

    Aela was the first to wake up. She turned to Sotek and watched him as he slept while her mind slipped back to the first month of him arriving in Jorrvaskr and of the events leading up to her ending up here, in his ‘bed’. She wasn’t looking for anyone, she never had. Her world consi...
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  • B.M.R. Year 0 Exodus Part 03

    Quentarii gathered up the three girls then started herding them aboard the small boat, the ‘Spring’. Once she had made certain that each one was settled in their seats and the young hatchling was as happy as he could be in the arms of Vele’nara, she secured the hand cart to the mid...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 103 To The Victor Goes The Spoils

    Having followed their designated ‘ore depleted’ tunnel which was full of various irregular holes in the ground including a multitude of sections in the walls where previous miners had picked out any minuscule traces of iron, the two Companions, Farkas and Vilkas found themselves in a s...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 102 Midnight Feast

    Authors Note: Contains Mild Sex... Sotek knew too much time had passed. The return journey took just over two hours let alone the time they had used up by making the poisons which he would be needing. All being told, they had been away for nearly six hours. As they approached the mine, he glanced u...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 101 Witches' Brew

      It didn’t matter whether or not Sotek was hoping for sympathy or even a rallying cry of retribution, what he received was a roar of hysterics from the other three Companions. It certainly didn’t help the matter with the pathetic look he had given them. Aela crouched over her hors...
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  • B.M.R. Year 0 Exodus Part 02

    Within minutes of departing from Ebonheart’s harbour, the small craft, the ‘Chun-ook’ steered to the south of Vivec’s palace. The palace looked just like any other ‘pyramid’ in the city of Vivec except for the many steps which ascended from the lower level from ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 100 Dragonborn???

      Despite the amount of effort that Sotek put into his Aura shout, the words were barely anything more than a slight whisper. The four auras of the horses gave off a soft reddish glow along with the three people who were gathered around them. Sotek scanned the heavens and the side of the mount...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 99 Distant Dreams

      Aela settled the Companions differences over Sotek’s white werewolf form and the possibility of Albino claiming Farkas’s or even Vilkas’s werewolf skins for his own. It was a simple task to accomplish by lightly stabbing Farkas’s leg with her dagger. Both Farkas and V...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 98 Cabin In The Woods

      Kodlak and the two Whelps made their way past the pathway which had originally took them to the bandit tower but instead of following it they continued across the rugged terrain as they proceeded in a westerly direction. Over the gusty wind, they could hear the river as it roared over vari...
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  • B.M.R. Year 0 Exodus Part 01

    Authors Note: U.O.T.W. Started with the introduction of Sotek. A lowly Argonian answering the call of a wolf. That may be the start of U.O.T.W. but it certainly wasn't the start of Sotek. The Bloodmoon Rising stories are of his past, his faliures, his victories and events which helped shape the A...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 97 Strengths And Weaknesses

      Kodlak’s first impression of the tower was, at the most, unremarkable to say the least. A cold gusty draft came through an uncovered window which was situated on the opposite side to the entrance. It could have been mistaken for an arrow slit if it was narrower. The flooring was made o...
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  • B.M.R. Year 6 Chapter 4 Hold Fast

    Sotek started rooting through various bits and pieces which lay scattered around the remains of the camp. He found the cooking pot and placed it in the centre of the ‘camp’ along with a few poles which were fortunately intact. The grill that they used to cook his fish on was nearby and...
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  • B.M.R. Year 6 Chapter 3 Hideaway

      In the final few hours of the 24th of Last Seed, the whole of Ahemmusa camp was shrouded in darkness. Tamriel’s New Life Festival was fast approaching where children of all ages would awaken to gifts and a multitude of feasts would take place across the land. Before then though the 24t...
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  • B.M.R. Year 6 Chapter 02 Stowaway

    The fishing vessel, the ‘Stone Hammer’ had been at sea for a whole day and night while it made its way slowly through the deep waters off the coast of Dagon Fel. On deck the three crew members and their captain were hard at work lowering nets and various markers in the waters where the...
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  • B.M.R. Year 6 Chapter 01 When The Boat Comes In

    It was a bright wonderful morning outside Ahemmusa Camp. The sun was shining and there was a light, yet warm breeze gently rustling the leaves of the trees. The wind chimes were softly tapping against each other and each delicate touch of the chimes made a mellow enchanting sound which blended tog...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 96 Where Hawks Rest

      While the Harbinger watched a solitary hawk fly ominously around the tower in search of prey, a single snowflake landed on his cheek. He brushed it off and turned towards the dark clouds which slowly drifted over the mountain peak. “A storm's coming”. The black haired Imperia...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 95 The Master's Footsteps

      When Kodlak heard the giant wooden gates shut with a bang, he felt overwhelmingly and somewhat bizarrely, liberated, like a bird that was finally free of the cage which had been its home, its prison. The air seemed clearer and fresh while the cool breeze filled him with vigour. Inside his ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 94 Belly Full of Fire

      While Farkas and Vilkas were getting acquainted with Albino, Kodlak, in the Hall of Jorrvaskr, was just settling down to his favourite breakfast. He didn’t particularly care what the meal was, as long as it was Sotek and Aela trouble free. Not only that but his breakfast was also se...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 93 Snowball

        Shortly after Farkas and Vilkas disappeared out of sight, Sotek decided to dismount and give his aching shoulder a rest from the horse riding. He led his horse along the path while he took in the sights and sounds along with the various smells of the plains as he circumnavigated the ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 92 early Risers

      Around three in the morning, Aela and Sotek were rudely woken up by a pair of fists pounding on Aela’s door. Aela, who was neither impressed with the disturbance or ready to wake up what so ever, screamed out at the top of her lungs at the defiler of her sleep. “What the hell d...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 91 Support

      Eorlund sighed as he mentally took stock of the pile of work he still had to do. Various weapons needed sharpening and there was at least three pieces of armor which were in urgent need of repair, if he could repair them at all. He picked up a pile of leathers which he had previously sorted ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 90 Crossed The Line

    Sotek awoke to a wolfish high pitch cry which happened to be Aela yawning. As he pulled himself up he hissed angrily at himself for forgetting about his shoulder. A torrent of pain shot across his chest nearly making him cry out louder than Aela did when she first woke him up.As he nursed his should...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 89 Fetch And Carry

      Farkas, Vilkas and four of the Whelps spent the next few hours gathering all the furniture they could carry out to the courtyard. This left Sotek, Bjorlam, Aela and the remaining two whelps the task of loading it all on the wagon. By the time they had finished, darkness cloaked the plains w...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 88 Finder's Keeper's

    With Kodlak’s help, Sotek managed to equip his armor. When it came to his weapons though, he only took the one axe from the rack and left the other one behind. As he walked away from the rack, he flexed his left hand and couldn’t shake the sense of loss over not being able to duel wiel...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 87 The Oath

    Authors Notes: Contains Strong Language Despite the fact that Sotek had been cracked on the jaw by Aela a few hours before, his overall mood was jovial by the time the three Companions neared the stables of Whiterun. His mood soon turned apprehensive however when the Companion in question, who was ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 86 The Pack

    One thing Aela noticed when Sotek had changed back was that the dark green tinting of his scales had lost their shine. She stroked the side of his face and gave him a quick kiss as a means to physically check on his wellbeing. Although his ‘skin’ wasn’t slippery like a snakes, it...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 85 A Taste Of Blood

      Hircine initially ignored Sotek’s conceited tone and instead cast his eyes on the figure knelt at his feet. His hand gripped Aela’s shoulder tightly, but not in a way to cause her any pain. “You have disobeyed me and his arrogance has done nothing to change my mind. Howeve...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 84 Consequences

    A wailing cry drew both brothers towards Aela. Her head was tilted back clearly showing the tears which freely ran down her face. Her arms pulled the wolfs head into her chest as she screamed out in anguish. Farkas froze as a numb feeling filled his gut. He blankly turned to Vilkas, his brother for ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 83 The Huntress And The wolf

    Dark clouds slowly rolled across the night sky as a northerly wind from the mountains cleared Masser’s path and allowed the twin moons to cast their light across the plains which moments before were shrouded in a darkness which the eyes seemed to struggle to penetrate. Aela’s lips curl...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 82 Sheo's Shenanigans

      “Get him!!” A single solitary masculine shout rolled across the plains as Farkas hollered out to his brother while he vainly pursued the wolf. He ran as hard as he could with his sword already drawn despite being a good hundred yards away from the animal. Vilkas, who was further...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 81 Cries And Lies

    Knowing the three Companions were mere moments behind him, the black wolf tore open Aela’s pack in a frenzy of wanton destruction. The contents scattered around and fell upon the ground while the vials of healing potions smashed upon impact with the stony pathway. Having satisfied himself with...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 80 Fellowship Of The Wolf

    An hour or so before the merc and Florentius rescued Sotek from the river, or to be precise, the very moment Aela released the arrow which was the cause for Sotek to fall in the river in the first place, Aela yelled out excitedly. “I hit him!! Oh yea, I got him!!! Come to me you furry little ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 79 A Change Of Fate

    Something inside Sotek stirred. An invisible force pulled at his wits dragging him back to reality from wherever his sub consciousness had wandered. Realism struck as he remembered that he was in the form of a black wolf while the last few days events played through his tired mind. Even before he op...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 78 Lover's Den

      The black wolf was resting soundly on the ledge about eight feet above the three companions who were also sleeping peacefully. If anyone happened to peer inside the cave and supposedly saw the wolf on the rocky shelf with the three Companions below it, the passerby could be easily forgiv...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 77 Intentions Revealed

    Despite the fact that the sun had started to set, Sotek could still hear the Companions following some distance behind. “Don’t they ever give up?” He was tired and hungry after running for hours in an attempt to try to break away from them but their pursuit of him was relentless. ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 76 Runaway

      The Black Wolf ran behind a boulder and stopped for only a few seconds, just enough to gather his wits and see where he actually was. There ahead was Ivarstead so he ran towards it at full speed. “Wow, you can run some. So what’s your plan?” Sheogorath stated in his ty...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 75 Argonian Down

    Aela spent the next few days living in her own personal hell. Despite the Harbinger's best efforts, she kept mentally torturing herself. She hated having to go down the stairs to the Under Croft. Just the thought of the corridor made her go pale and her forehead glisten from the cold sweat which wou...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 74 Descent into Hell

    The two moons had just dipped below the skyline when Red started crying out as if she was a wolf possessed. Both Kodlak and Tilma’s eyes suddenly opened from the horrific noise to find both Farkas and Vilkas sitting at a table with a pack of playing cards evenly divided up between them both. ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 73 Deep Waters

    As Red headed along the Undercroft corridor her ears pricked up at the soft echoing sound of a dripping tap. She slowly crept on all fours towards the direction of the water droplets almost like she was tracking them. When she came to the bathing room, she nudged the door with her snout and pushed i...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 72 Sweet, Sweet Nectar

    Darkness, silence and stillness... Then a spark of life... For the last twenty four hours Red battled against Aela’s natural resistance to the beast bloods transformation. When Aela was in the threshold of extreme pleasure, Red could partake of her body and they would truly be as one and shar...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 71 A Heavy Heart

    “Tilma!!! The door!!!” Kodlak yelled as he and Vilkas carried Sotek through the doorway and up the stairs to the main hall. The Harbinger literally dropped Sotek on the floor then turned his attention back to the door. Tilma had already shut it and secured it with a latch despite the fa...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 70 Lover's Bite

        Author's Note : Adult Themes After a good few hours of travelling, Vilkas decided to break up the boredom by taking it upon himself to act as Sotek’s personal guide. Throughout all of this time Aela was peacefully sleeping with her head in Sotek’s lap. Her hands loosel...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 69 Night Breed

        Authors Note: Adult Themes As the three Companions rode into view of the Winterhold stables. The young stable hand looked over to them with a bemused expression due to the fact that Aela and Sotek were both sharing a horse. Once Vilkas handed over his stallion, the stable hand led...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 68 Stop! Thief!!!

        Sotek groaned as his eyes flicked open to see the horizons color change from pitch black to blazing oranges and reds as the sun was just starting to climb. The night itself still clung on to the last ruminants of darkness before giving up the sky to daybreak. Most of the stars them...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 67 Scarface

        Author's note : Adult Themes Aela cautiously made her way back through the slaughterhouse as her ears strained to pick out the faintest of sounds. She was clearly on edge as she couldn’t hear anything. At this point she didn’t know whether it was better to have pitched...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 66 Finders Keepers

        Upon entering the garrison the two Companions initially found themselves in a small entryway. The first thing that drew Aela’s attention were two werewolf heads impaled upon poles like they were trophies of earlier kills. Each one was positioned either side of the stairway al...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 65 Thrill Kill

        Gallows Rock was only a few hours away when Aela pulled back the reins of her stallion to bring it to a slow trot. Vilkas followed suit and gently bought his charger alongside hers. “What’s up now?” He asked as he scanned the ragged pathway which laid out ahead o...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 64 Three way split

      Authors Note : Adult Themes Aela slowly woke up from her slumber. She just laid there on her bed with a few animal furs draped over her. A small spider on a ceiling joist caught her eye so she watched it for a few minutes as it started spinning a web. Inside she felt hurt and betraye...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 63 When Dreams Collide

    Author's Note : Adult Themes Red slowly walked through the pack. All the wolves without question separated as they moved out of her way. Every night she would have to make the same journey and every time it filled her with dread. The black wolf felt sick, his stomach was turning while anger grip...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 62 The Word Is Out

    Author's: Note: Adult Themes Within fifteen minutes from leaving the Harbingers study, Aela, Vilkas and Sotek were ready for the task ahead. As they headed out from Jorrvaskr towards the main gate, Vilkas gave Sotek a stern warning. “We know you’re the Dragonborn, that you’re a ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 61 Slaughterfish Training

    Sotek woke up feeling rough. He glanced around the room but everything seemed so foggy to him. It took a good few seconds for the walls and furniture to come into focus. His mouth was parched and he longed for a drink. His tongue slid across his lips to try to moisten them but it did not...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 60 Carnivore

        Leaving the main gate behind, Sotek led the large mob like group of Companions through the plains district. Aela who was slightly lagging behind the others, slowed right down just as they passed the Warmaiden’s. “Vilkas, Farkas can I have a word”. The whole group...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 59 Aela The Novice

        Farkas was the first one to spot Aela and Sotek as they approached his group. He called out to them as he waved his hand high in the air as if to acknowledge their presence. In doing so he startled the Whelps who as one whipped their heads around in alarm. “Hey, it’s s...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 58 Where Waters Run

        As they passed the stables, Sotek gathered up a few plants. There was one in particular that he was quite pleased to find. “Here eat this”. As he spoke he passed Aela a Purple Mountain Flower.   She laughed at the suggestion. “I’m not eating a flowe...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 57 The Morning After

        Author's Note : Adult Themes   Sotek had been lying there in Aela’s bed for hours. During all this time he never moved or even stirred except for just his slow steady breathing. Aela laid next to him, cradling him in her arms. She felt tired, she was tired. She spent m...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 56 The Thirst Night

        As Sotek laid there on his bed, one thing struck him more than anything else... Aela was right, he was exhausted. He replayed events trying to find or remember some clue he missed as to why the Shadowscales were after him but slowly his tiredness overtook his mind and he fell aslee...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 55 Second Shadow

        Sotek and Vilkas were about an hours walk away when Whiterun had a visitor. A female Argonian clad in blackened leather armor entered the main gate then made her way to Jorrvaskr. She however completely blanked everyone’s attempt at saying hello as she walked through the city...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 54 The Nature Of The Beast

        The next morning Sotek awoke in his own bed but usually he would spend the night with Aela. Sometimes just because she didn‘t want to be alone, and on other nights they would just talk about the companions, her life, or even about Skyrim.   However every so often she w...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 53 Greymane's Nightmare

        Greymane stepped out of the cave into the evening moonlight. As the shadows from the trees trailed across the landscape, he looked down at his own shadow which was long and drawn out as it reached out to all the wolves in his pack. He was the Alpha male, and she was late. As he ste...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 52 Ready Or Not

    Author's Note: Adult Themes Aela spent the early evening with Sotek in the main hall. They both sat on the floor near the fire pit in ‘their spot’ toasting some buns on splits. After looking around the hall to check there was no whelps about, Aela started talking in a hushed whisper. ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 51 The Great Rock Hunt

      It was almost pitch black in the room. The only light source was from an oil lantern which was turned right down low. Silently a slim figure in the shape of a girl crept towards the bed. She stealthily climbed over Sotek who was sleeping peacefully and positioned herself against the wall b...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 50 The Grudge

    Over the course of the next three days Sotek worked hard forging the dragon bones and scales . During that time he had a few close calls with Aela. On one occasion he even had to hide under the river bridge by the Warmaiden’s. He finally managed to corner the Harbinger so he could ask that K...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 49 Burning Chill

    Authors Note: Adult Themes As Aela and Sotek traversed the plains heading south towards the lake, their path just so happened to take them past a small stream. Half buried In the mud that formed the banks were a few rocks which caught Aela’s attention. Due to the earlier tension betwee...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 48 Defiance

    On exiting the cave, the suns glare shrank the pupils in Aela’s eyes to mere pinpricks not that the others could tell because she squished her eyelids together. The vast contrasting difference from the dark confines which she was kept in for the two days before compared to the bright evening...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 47 The Skinner

    As Sotek’s force shout rumbled throughout the cavern, it was joined by two loud howls. The animalistic cries echoed downwards from the top of the shaft signaling the fact that Farkas and Vilkas who were both in their werewolf forms had started their attack. Red growled as she let out her ter...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 46 The Red Wolf

    Authors Note: Adult Themes   The crossing of the plains was easy enough, it only took a few hours to get to the base of the northern mountain range. From here Vilkas took over the lead as he had knowledge of the paths and trails through the mountain side. As they made their way up one parti...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 45 Secrets Out

    With still a few hours of riding to go before Markarth even came into view, a Nord man wearing a light leather outfit flagged down the wagon causing Bjorlam to tug on ‘Chestnut’s’ reins thereby bringing the cart to a stop. “We’re expecting someone from Whiterun. A So...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 44 Separate Ways

      The sun was climbing past the mountain ridge by the time both Aela and Sotek finally woke up. Heading downstairs Sotek skipped breakfast and just wandered off to the college. He buried his previous fears so not to upset or worry Aela at least until they arrived back at Jorrvas...
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  • U.O.T.S. Prologue

    ‘Oh my head hurts.. What the hell just happened? One moment I was in the yard digging up the old flower bed then Bang!!! I’m thrown into the wall. Jo!!! Where the hell is Jo? The house she was inside the house’.   I staggered to my feet and made my way through the backdoor, ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 43 The Beast Within

    Authors Note: Adult Themes   As Aela stood outside, she sniffed at the night air. She easily detected Soteks scent due to her enhanced wolf senses, let alone the smell of the fire which he had obviously lit.   ‘Bloody fool should head back’ she muttered to herself. The th...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 42 The Cause

    A few hours later as Aela made her way to the Inn, a mage from the college came running up to her. Her eyes narrowed as she felt her temper rise in annoyance at the mages constant ramblings. “Oh thank... Thank the nines I... Found you. The students..... They complained that Sotek was... was...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 41 Sotek's Nightmare

    Authors Note:  Adult Themes   The black wolf’s eyes snapped open. Looking down he could see the pitch blackness of his fur in a vast contrast to the snow on the ground. Behind him he could feel the grey wolf’s presence, the Alpha wolf. He was standing there watching him, wa...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 40 Madman's Clue

    That evening Sotek and Aela made their way to the college library to seek out Urag the librarian. As they entered the vast circular room,  Aela’s pace slowed down to a stop as her eyes gazed around the hall. Rows and rows of book cases lined the outer wall while several circular book ca...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 39 Last Laugh

      Sotek walked slowly towards the other students who were once again being lectured on the paramount’s of safety by Tolfdir. As Aela watched Sotek advanced across the vast hall, she felt her stomach calm down as she noticed the quiet but supremely confident pace which Sotek held. It was ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 38 The Master Apprentice

      Once Sotek ‘recovered’ from Aela ‘beating him up’ they both headed to the college to meet the other students who were already waiting in the courtyard. All the mages were surprised to see Sotek in armour but they accepted it. The other students however laughed as they...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 37 First Shadow

        The moment Sotek and Aela walked inside the Inn, all the patrons along with the maids fell deathly silent  as their eyes fell upon Sotek. The innkeeper Haran chuckled as she beckoned Sotek towards the bar. Sotek’s eyes flicked towards her but then fell upon a chair near ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 36 Hot reception

      As soon as the carriage approached Winterhold a large black shadow swooped overhead blotting out the sun. A red dragon came hurtling down the mountainside gliding just above the ragged terrain before it came to a halt hovering just above the Inn. Everything glowed a bright orange as the ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 35 Acceptance

      That night Aela awoke from her nightmare sweating, shaking and clearly upset. Sotek was sitting up on her bed with his arms tightly wrapped around her. His scaly chest had a wet sheen from Aela’s sweat and tears as he held her close. Even Kodlak was nearby. He was on a chair beside...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 34 Welcome To Training... Again

      The next morning Sotek was woken up by Farkas’s lumbering form bearing over him. “Aela sent me to wake you up. Welcome to training… Again”.   Sotek rose out of his bed half-heartedly, then collected his weapons. Just before he made his way upsta...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 33 Night Fighter

      A good few nights later, Farkas stirred from his slumber. He found himself lying there on his bed for about half an hour in which he spent staring up at the ceiling, muttering to himself about not being able to sleep. After giving up on rest he decided to head upstairs so with no particu...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 32 Kodlak's Story

        That evening when everyone was in the main hall having the evening meal, Vilkas stared across the table at Sotek and Aela who were both sitting together. Vilkas’s mind stretched back to the strange domain which Sheogorath created then called out to Sotek. “There’...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 31 The Rock

      It was just after dawn by the time Aela woke up. Initially she just laid there with her head on Soteks chest cradled in his arms then she opened her eyes. Sotek was lying there on the bed with his arms around her, holding her, protecting her. His shirt was undone, exposing his torso to t...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 30 Aela's Nightmare

      Authors Note: Adult Themes   The female wolf’s eyes opened. Looking down he could see her paws were leaving prints in the snow leaving a trail behind her. Her fur was red like autumn leaves, crimson red like the setting sun. Her chest was a bright silvery sheen, like the ful...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 29 Lover's Scent

      Through the mist the grey cold rocky terrain of a mountain formed but unlike any of the ones from Skyrim that Farkas or Sotek could recognize. Even Vilkas who knew all the passes in Skyrim by heart couldn’t place it in Skyrim’s landscape. A cave could easily be seen near the ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 28 Soul's Apart

        As soon as Aela walked into the Harbinger’s chamber, Vilkas slammed the door behind her. She jumped due to the sudden and unexpected crash as the heavy wooden door banged against the oak frame. Before she could even catch her breath Vilkas leaned in her face as he accusingly ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 27 So You Think You Can Take Me On

      Several days later during an afternoons training session, Farkas’s face turned sour as he glanced over to Aela and Vilkas who were both grinning at him. The piece of straw which he clasped in his hand fell to the ground as he sighed before heading inside Jorrvaskr. Knowing that Kod...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 26 Ermm... Guys!!!

      When Aela awoke, the sun was already climbing in the sky. Her body ached, but not an ache that caused her any pain or discomfort though. She felt a warmth glow deep within her body, warmth she never felt before. Almost like that she had been living a half existence, until now. Over the n...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 25 A Howl In The Night

      Authors Note: Adult Themes   Leaving Whiterun behind they headed out into the plains where Aela naturally took the lead. Being a creature of habit, she made her way to a rocky outcrop to make camp. The same outcrop which her mother had taken her to when they camped out together fi...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 24 Fury Unbound

      Outside in the training area Sotek walked straight past the tables and chairs. looking back he could see Jorrvaskr covered in blood. The stench of death totally overwhelmed his senses. On the ground Aela lay dead. Everywhere he looked there she was dead at his feet. Every sound in the ni...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 23 Eyes Like A Hawk

        The next day a stranger came to the hall. A young Nord woman arrived with the hopes of joining the ranks of the Companions. However over the next few days of training her attitude with Sotek grew to a point where she felt that the other whelps and herself were being treated unfairl...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 22 Argonian Slave

      That night Sotek’s nightmare returned once again causing him to awake covered in sweat. Despite his best attempts at regaining control of his body he couldn’t stop shaking while his heart hammered like a drum. He dreamt once again that he could see Aela standing there in the ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 21 High Flyers

        Sotek was the first up so he took it upon himself to cook them both breakfast. He first cut a few splints of wood from a nearby sapling before hanging a couple of pieces of deer on them and proceeded to cook them over the fire. Soon the smell of cooking venison spread out arou...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 20 Thawing Heart

      The next morning a few hours before midday, Aela was busy in the yard training two whelps. After she gave her instructions she watched them shoot at their targets. While they fired off their second shots, Aela glanced across the yard to Sotek who was sitting in the usual chair watching t...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 19 Spirit Re-Forged

      By midafternoon Sotek arrived at the Skyforge and placed all the required items on the workbench. He then apologized for the length of time it actually took him to collect them. “There you go. Sorry it took so long”.   Aela who was still feeling somewhat guilty over t...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 18 Paying Your Way

      In the morning while everyone was gathering in the hall for the first meal of the day, Aela approached Sotek. “I have your second task. Are you busy this morning?”   “No, not today. What is it that you want me to do?”   “Well actually there&rs...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 17 Broken Arrow

        The Next day around mid morning a whelp nervously sought out Aela who was in the main hall. As she approached Aela, her nerves started to get the better of her. “The Harbinger has been informed of a sabre cat prowling around the mill, due to ermm”. Then she paused as s...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 16 Lapsa Luna

      The next morning things got much closer to normal. Farkas and Vilkas were outside in the courtyard training whelps. Aela was outside as well but she was just resting on the ground against the wall in the sun huddled under a few animal furs for warmth while she watched the others train. E...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 15 Welcome Home

      Aela was hurting all over, her entire torso ached and the bruises were still clearly evident. Looking around the temple she replayed the events leading to her being here. She knew she gone too far, all three of them had. The Harbinger was right, they didn’t give Sotek a chance. If ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 14 A Push Too Far

    A week or so later the circle convened in the Harbinger’s study. Aela as usual had her hip sticking out in her typical ‘attitude pose’ while she gave him her cold hard stare due to her archery practice getting interrupted. Instead of focusing on her, Kodlak’s eyes switche...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 13 Spirit

      Sotek arrived at the forge and true enough, there standing over the top of it was a giant eagle carved out of the rock watching over the Skyforge and the courtyard. Just like what the whelp earlier had described.   Eorlund the blacksmith gave one look at Sotek and sighed. His voic...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 12 The Enemy Within

      Early next morning as the sun was breaking, Sotek awoke with a start to see Farkas standing over him. “Up!!! It’s time to see what you can really do”. With that Farkas left the undercroft and headed out the back to the courtyard. Sotek got up, put on his armor and grab...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 11 A new beginning

      Jorrvaskr, the home of the Harbinger, and home to the companions. As Sotek approached Jorrvaskr, he paused by the two giant doors covered in wooden carvings. He couldn’t help but admire the craftsmanship of the carved panels. Drawing a deep breath he pushed the doors open and walke...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 10 A Stranger No More

      Sotek’s first stop when he and Bjorlam arrived back at Whiterun was to visit the blacksmiths; mainly because all the armor Sotek had to carry was weighing him down. It was also a matter of convenience as the blacksmiths was the first shop he came to. The woman, who Sotek saw when h...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 9 A hero revealed

      "Wake up sleepyhead, we’re here”. Sotek sluggishly opened his eyes to see the driver peering over him. It was mid morning however the carriage driver’s stocky form blotted out the sun. Even so Sotek still had to blink several times until he became accustomed to the ligh...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 8 A Long Hard Day

      Sotek entered what he presumed to be the great hall, except it wasn’t great at all; it was massive. Two long rows of tables stretched out lengthways across the hall, both of them covered with exquisite plates, cups and candleholders with pitchers of wine filled to the brim. Everyth...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 7 A Stranger In Town

      Whiterun was a far cry of any typical Imperial city. It was also the home of the jarl Balgruuf, and of the Companions. The city itself was built up from the rock plateau that served as its foundations. Inside the city’s walls the city was divided into three separate districts. The ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 6 Enter the Dragonborn

      A vast dark shadow loomed over them as a monstrous creature swooped downwards towards the ground where they all stood. Sotek dived to the ground as the guards ran in all directions as the dragon flew just a few feet above. As Sotek climbed to his feet, he could feel the wind rush past hi...
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  • Chapter 5 Friendly but foe

      Descending down the winding path, he collected some more flowers, berries and the odd herb. In the distance he could make out the different farmsteads as he made his way down the mountainside. At one particular farm there was some commotion due to a large giant fighting two muscular men ...
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  • Chapter 4 Wheels that turn

      Although Sotek had already passed out, the moment he became submerged he automatically started to breathe. Argonians have a special ability that has saved many on multiple occasions but probably never in extreme conditions like this. They can breathe underwater due to having gills behind...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 3 Sentenced to death

      The path itself was narrow and winding as it snaked its way up the mountainside. A chill in the breeze blew down the mountain which made Sotek shudder slightly. The cold climate of Skyrim didn’t suit Argonians which left Sotek silently wishing he had better armor on than the shirt ...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 2 A Fresh Start

      Sotek let the current carry him downriver, all that was required from him was a few arm strokes to prevent himself from being thrown upon the various rocks which protruded from the riverbed. As he was naturally a very strong swimmer, that was easy, the river done the rest of the work. &...
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  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 1 The Escape

      Trudging along the stony pathway a ruggedly dressed Argonian made his way towards the border. As his stomach rumbled from hunger he thought back to how circumstances had led him to be in this sorry state. He had originated from the depths of Blackmarsh however he knew little if anything ...
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