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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 91

    He hadn’t been visiting the Temple for a long time. Feeling guilty for not meditating lately, Ciel’nn sighed as he climbed the stairs up. Meditating would give him some peace while the world around him roiled in chaotic way, or so it felt to him. The Temple was the one place where he...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 90

    The storm seemed to ease up, but there was still something that made the young mer doubtful about how long it would last. They were heading back to Raven Rock and both mers kept an eye on the path ahead. The scene with the two creatures fighting still haunted the young mer. One of the creatures ...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 89

    Ciel’nn ate a spoonful of his nutrient full soup while his partner told him what had happened since his fall. Apparently the assassin had been certain of his death, and Ciel’nn didn’t like the notion of sparing him until Teldryn told him that he was needed to locate him with th...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 88

    A figure was standing on a nearby cliff. Absently Ciel’nn thought he knew what it was, but ignored it. He had found a place to rest between two strange rocks. He felt dull and he was nearly giving up. He had been wandering around the area and hadn’t found a means to escape.Follow&hel...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 87

        The cavern shook and bits of ice exploded into dozens of fragments that shot in every direction.   It was dark and quiet, then a shifting of air until —“How long are you going to sit there with him?”I know that voice. Teldryn exhaled and sighed deeply. ...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 86

    The pitch blackness of the tunnels made Teldryn feel uneasy. The only light in this forgotten place was the torch light. He shivered and noticed his breaths had become visible as it was colder. He didn’t know where they were taking him and the Apprentice. Finding Ciel’nn now might ha...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 85

      The night had been somewhat restful, but Teldryn couldn’t think of anything else than going to find Ciel’nn. He prepared his backpack for the rescue trip. Somewhere near Benkongerike. Hang on Ciel’nn, he thought as he packed a blanket while Neloth’s words still ec...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 84

    The High Shaman observed the fallen one who let out the whimpers of pain. It seemed, Gnimmum deemed, that he was fighting the poison with his entire being. She sensed something had happened to him as the poison would have killed him hours ago. But not, the fallen one struggled on while he remain...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 83

      Tel Mithryn was in his sight, and he pulled the rope after him, making the assassin fall down. “Get up!” He growled as he glanced at the gagged assassin, who was shaking his head and whimpering through the gag. What a miserable mer, he thought with a frown. “Move it!&rd...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 82

    The sight of Teldryn had faded. The young mer hoped his love wouldn’t blame himself. He cherished the moments he had spent with the bladesman. He’d miss him though. He’d miss everything about him. If only they’d had more time… Teldryn…Ciel’nn had close...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 81

    The struggle against the blizzard weakened his efforts to chase the assassin down. The assassin who was trying flee from him. But Teldryn’s determination burned bright. He’d see to it that the assassin would suffer, but the older mer hadn’t thought about what he’d actually ...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 80

    Wincing Methas tried to cover his face in the morning blizzard. His body screamed for warmth and a part of him wanted to fall down, but he felt his target was close now. The assassin wasn’t about to give up. He’d follow his targets to all ends of Tamriel. Oblivion was the only place ...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 79

      The assassin winced as the blizzard embraced him. He realized his fur cloak wasn’t enough to ward against the cold. Had he known that his target was heading toward the North, Methas would have brought a thicker cloak for the pursuit. Of course, he knew how cold Solstheim was. But t...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 78

    Teldryn cursed under his breath. He had no idea that House Hlaalu would react so strongly that they’d send an assassin after Ciel’nn. His partner was certain of it, and they first had seen the same person lingering about the bulwark and Ciel’nn had chosen to flee while they had...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 77

    Ulves wrapped up the travel rations and then handed them to Ciel’nn. “These should be sufficient for a few days, given that you don’t get lost in the storm.” He sighed. “Azura shine your path, Ciel’nn.”“Thank you, Ulves. I’m sure we will reac...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 76

      He gave a crude nod to the Captain before he stepped on the pier. Methas pulled his hood and face mask on and began his slow stroll toward the town. The ash storm raged, but he wasn’t worried. It would be a mere nuisance if nothing else. I should buy ash goggles though, he thought ...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 75

      The Captain of the Dunmer Trade ship shook his head and cursed as the vicious waves tested his ship. He had sailed these waters long enough to know that this storm wasn’t an ordinary one. The waves were dreadful and he’d had a hard time trying to keep his ship in control. But...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 74

    With a grunt, S’cathe threw the limp Reaver down the hill, then watched it rolling away. The unlucky mortal hadn’t been a challenge. No one had so far.  Even the small blue creatures had fled once they had seen him. It had been boring for The Dremora Lord. The whole island was b...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 73

    Tempest, Ciel’nn thought shivering while his heart beat heavily. The back of his throat ached as he warily tried to look at the sky. He hated to admit that he was afraid. He had hoped it wouldn’t come at all. Especially not knowing if it was an attempt on his life again, or if it was...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 72

    He lay in their tent when he came to. It was quiet apart from the ash storm raging. Ciel’nn coughed as he tasted the ash on his lips. He groaned at his aching head. Blinking his eyes open, the young mer realized he was alone as he slowly propped himself up. His arms supporting his weight. ...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 71

    The ash spawns had surrounded them. They were many, as far as his sight reached and beyond. Too many fucking ash spawns, Teldryn thought. He glanced at his partner who was wounded. Ciel’nn was bleeding and barely standing. He noted the younger mer’s hands shaking. The older mer gritt...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 70

    Ciel’nn stared at the Severin Manor key that Councilor Morvayn held out for him. “You have earned it as well as the citizenship of Raven Rock.” He heard the Councilor say. He had already received five thousand Azura’s Silver as payment from Adril for the job well done. Ci...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 69

    Ciel’nn winced when he came to. His body ached, but he felt the cuts healing up. He shifted a bit and grunted. His head hurt and it seemed he had developed a headache. The young mer recalled what had happened before his blackout. That N’wah! The spot where Vendil had kicked him was s...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 68

    Teldryn slashed at the taller mer viciously. He found it difficult as it seemed Vendil was a master of duel-wield - his slashes were blocked without much effort.  His gouges had a more sinister edge to them.And, on the top of all, the mer had heavy chitin armor. That left Teldryn with one o...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 67

    There was a swift movement toward them. Ciel’nn sensed it as his pulse ticked on. He watched how Teldryn clashed with the first assassin of the Morag Tong. He bit his lower lip, his body tensing up and tingling. He didn’t know how the Morag Tong operated, but he assumed there would b...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 66

    The ash storm grew more intense once they departed from Raven Rock. Ciel’nn couldn’t see ahead of him than a few steps at a time. He felt like someone was trying to stop him from going anywhere. The young mer was glad that his partner walked close to him. I wouldn’t know what t...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 65

      It was as if the safe was waiting for them in the main bedroom. To be lock-picked and all its secrets given out for those that wanted them. The safe contained a few pieces of jewelry, assorted gems, a polished and decorated glass dagger and some coins. And the most grim secret of them al...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 64

    So I shall lie in the embrace of the shadows and wait for my prey to arrive. The Ulen Ancestral Tomb seemed empty when Ciel’nn walked in. There were some bones and a few ash yams in the grave, just like Geldis had said. The young mer looked around for a moment.  He then looked to his...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 63

      Ciel’nn and Teldryn were enjoying their breakfast, Ash Yam -Kwama Cuttle. The young mer was in a good mood while he sipped his pearl tea. He had been drinking since the events of the barrow. His waist was still healing, but Aphia had said it wouldn’t take long now. Overall, t...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 62

    They have doubled the patrols. Casseth frowned as he stared into the flames of their campfire. We can’t even approach the town without being seen first. Something told him that the guards in Raven Rock had the eyes of a cliff racer. They’re probably very well trained too. We can&rsqu...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 61

    Tenaru smiled coolly as the guards tried to circle around her. She pointed toward the blond guard and cast a Wall of Storms. She took delight in the surprised scream from the guard. Then the Alchemist turned to the black haired guard, who looked determined to end her life. For a brief moment she...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 60

    Patience. The young mer found it difficult to wait for the Altmer bitch to make her move.  Days and nights felt like an eternity for Ciel’nn while he tried to sleep. He ended up to watching how his partner slept next to him and listening to his breathing. He guarded Teldryn’s sl...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 59

    “… At last I have the skulls of my former lovers, all five of them. Collecting them wasn’t a easy task as each of them resisted my attempts, but they fell before me. Except the Argonian who willingly sacrificed himself for me. I said it was for the greater good. What a fool he...
  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 58

    Sincano and Cirion watched how the miners worked at the barrow. The excavation was back in progress. It had been halted for hours because of an ash storm. But as long as the Lady was satisfied so was her guards. Sincano couldn’t understand why the Lady had offered her help to the digger, R...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 57

      The strange rock came in  to view as they approached Raven Rock. Ciel’nn was relieved to get away from the colder beaches. A nice warm bath would be better. It was a pity the Retching Netch didn’t have a bathing room. Ciel’nn wondered if he should give a suggestion...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 56

    INCLUDES MATURE CONTENT!!     The last treasure chest was sitting in a small pond and it was surrounded by a group of mudcrabs. There weren’t any pirates near by as far as Ciel’nn could see. He had expected at least four pirates, but he had no complaints. Having not to fight...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 55

    Ciel’nn stirred up from a nightmare to find out that his partner was still asleep. He frowned at his own state - why had he awoken? His nightmare had been absurd, but wasn’t what had he bothered him. He felt restless, but he didn’t want to disturb Teldryn’s sleep so Ciel&...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 54

    On the Bulwark, Davas, a Redoran Guard sighed. “Pity, we’re on duty when the others are having a nice time.” He gazed toward the ash wastes. It would have been nice to eat biscuits and other delicacies, along with some Flint and Sujamma. But no. I’m stuck on duty.“I...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 53

    Cirion smelled the cold sea air, smiling dreamily. She’s a wonderful lady. He had been lucky when she had asked him and Sincano to travel with her as her personal guards. At first he had questioned her motives as she wasn’t well liked at home, Shimmerene, but when she had flashed an ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 52

    The Stalhrim in the Deathbrand boots and helm shone like a gold in Glover’s eyes. He held the helm in his hands and studied it. “It sure looks a fearsome helm. And look at this Stalhrim right here. That’s some remarkable work I’d say.” The blacksmith looked to Teldr...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 51

    The brisk winds greeted the waking town of Raven Rock in the early morning. The Redoran Guard changed shifts and hoped for another calm day ahead. Captain Veleth came out of the barracks and began his morning patrol around the market. Everything was going well. It seemed as if nothing threatened...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 50

      The flight through the portal made Ciel’nn’s stomach roll. He almost threw up once they landed.  He had his eyes closed firmly as he tried to slowly get on his feet. He had fallen on his side. The dreadful feeling still lingered in the back of his mind. He opened his eye...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 49

    The dinner had dragged along the evening quietly apart from Neloth’s occasional grunting and mumbling. No one had dared to say anything. Not even when Neloth had stared into the air with the most strangest look. Drovas had prepared the mudcrab meats accordingly to the young mer’s rec...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 48

    Ciel’nn rolled away from the ash spawn and got on his feet. It had hit him with brutish power, and the young mer was certain it’ll leave a bruise on his arm. With a hiss, his eyes narrowed as he observed the ash creature. These are tougher than the ones at the fort. Maybe they are dr...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 47

    With the campfire close to him, and the waves lapping behind him, Ciel’nn unfolded the map of buried Deathbrand treasure carefully, knowing it might be years old, and thus fragile. It was finally warm enough to do something with his hands. He nearly had frozen solid last night and in the m...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 46

    The freezing and howling wind had tried the campfire. The fierce flames fought back against the wind. They flickered and the firewood cracked almost violently. The clouds were moving. Soon the moon would shine on the coast. The waves were restless as if something was approaching, on the waters n...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 45

        Ciel’nn was resting in the bed while Drovas had brought him some tea. He winced at the bitter taste, but he didn’t complain. The mer wasn’t as good a tea brewer as he was. Unless I show him the magic. He nodded inwardly and sighed. “The audacity! He can&rs...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 44

    The Bujold’s Retreat was a smart choice to camp, even though they were quite away from the main camp. They had found some salvageable food and more furs. No-one had bothered them so far, and for that Casseth was pleased. His group of reavers was tired from traveling this far, but they had ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 43

    A group of ash hoppers were converging on the ash wastes when Ciel’nn scanned the immediate area. They had left Raven Rock and Hrodulf’s house was ahead of them. The way ahead was clear. But something might come up later, Ciel’nn thought. He glanced at his partner close by. The...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 42

    In the dim lit Retching Netch, they were all gathered to hear a story that Geldis had offered to tell them. The story of the Deathbrand. Everyone had their own drink to drown with during the story for Geldis had the voice and tone to get everyone on edge.   The story told how Haknir Death...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 41

    The screams and curses filled the reaver camp before the dawn. Dandera hadn’t gotten much sleep since the patrol came back – well, what’s left of it. Her reaver band were veterans. Still, most of the patrol had died in the paws of the beast. The few survivors were injured and i...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 40

    Ciel’nn had fallen into his own thoughts, while the Skaal Shaman studied the map of the reaver camps with her brows knitted. Sitting inside the Shaman’s hut, the fear of the monster faded and changed into another shape of fear. And, that fear was laced with a doubt. He tapped his tea...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 39

    The gray clouds and the dark horizon towards the North made the anxiety swirl around him. Ciel’nn coughed and licked his dry lips as he sat on a rock and checked his bow with a scowl on his face. The nightly roar had kept him awake the rest of the night. No good rest nightly rest meant he ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 38

    The spell failed, even if Ciel’nn thought he had it. His brows knitted when something went  wrong. Having a clear picture of the rune in his mind wasn’t enough. He needed to apply magick when pointing at the ground, but that’s where it failed. What if I do it differently? ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 37

    He watched how the Skaal hunters killed a bull netch. How they laughed heartily at their prey before the big Skaal hunter began to skin the netch. Now it would be a good chance to attack them, but Casseth hesitated. It was the big hunter that bothered him even if he had no doubts of his reaver t...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 36

    On the moment when the storm atronach landed on the soul gem platform facing the ash guardian, and Ciel’nn dashes toward the ash spawn while Teldryn turned to fight against the closest one.   Brooding, Ciel’nn faced the ash spawn and dodged its first fire spell, then slashed h...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 35

    They ate the meager bits of bread with honey and tea while the island began to stir awake. The sounds of Silt echoed in the mild wind breeze as they packed the camp and started to make their way toward Highpoint Tower. With Highpoint Tower close by, the ash spawn rose from the ash. Ciel’nn...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 34

      The air was cold,  and the magicka felt potent even if Ciel’nn wasn’t into spells and all that wizardry. He felt it though, possibly because through his long gone ancestor. His aunt had been a wizard or a high mage. Marveling at the show of ice spells and frost atronachs...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 33

    The bull netch floated on an ash dune when the Skaal hunters cautiously approached it. Who knew if the godless savage would attack them? But, it was near afternoon and maybe the savage would stay away. They drew their bows and swords before they would begin their mighty fight against the netch, ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 32

    He looked at the dead reaver youngling’s corpse.  His second and others had brought it back to the upper camp after they had dealt with the kid. Sildras knelt down to inspect it. The youngling had died in pain by the look on his face. He frowned, Probably poison. The reaver youngling ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 31

      The evening fell quietly on the Bulwark and the guards changed the shifts. The night watch shift took their places and flexed their shoulders, ready to stay vigilant against anything, or anyone that dared to threaten the town. An older guard was peering out in the darkening evening when ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 30

      It wasn’t easy to find a shelter in an ash storm. Teldryn weighed his options when he had picked Ciel’nn up in his arms with the utmost care. Carrying the younger mer against the constant wind turned up a challenge for the older mer. He struggled when he moved to the north-we...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 29

    Contains some violence! Officer Daynes Aroa had not slept well. He was awoken with some news that made his blood boil. Now, he stared at his Skooma-addicted Lieutenant who was held by the two guards. “How the fuck did this happen?!” Daynes shouted in rising anger. “You  wer...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 28

    “You died. Again.” Ciel’nn heard a dry voice saying as he found himself on his back in the ash as Teldryn had his blade pointed to his chest, tapping it once.  A sigh left the young mer as he closed his eyes. They had been training for hours and he had been trying to learn...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 27

    The depressed mer was sitting at the cooking pot. He was staring into the horker and ash yam soup like it would give him answers. His luck hadn’t changed since Mogrul had taken his money. He’d lost all that he had. Now he would spend his life cooking dishes  for the visitors of ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 26

    Captain Veleth was finishing his patrol around the town. He decided to detour into the Retching Netch and hoped the officer wasn’t there. Their last discussion hadn’t been cordial. No, it had been strictly official and firm. “If you fail your duty one more time - minor or major...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 25

    Joyous voices reached their ears when they descended the stairs to the Retching Netch. The miners and a few traders talked about the new changes and how the Redoran had brought more safety into the town. They discussed how the high ranking officer had dealt with the corrupt soldiers. Geldis seem...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 24

      A furious ash storm raged across southern Solstheim on that night. Ciel’nn and Teldryn sat around the large brazier at the Steward’s house. Talvas had suggested that they would spend the time inside the mushroom house than outside. Ciel’nn didn’t like it, but he h...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 23

      A pair of Skaal hunters - a muscular man with brown-grayish hair, Selgaard, and the other with blue eyes, Arek - eyed them. The brown haired hunter grunted. “So, you haven’t seen the godless savage whose killing our people without mercy?” He gave them a hard glance. The...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 22

    He watched his reavers patching themselves up. Thalenen rubbed his forehead while he leaned against the wooden pillar. The fight had been rough, but they got the Thirsk Hall. They would send Mogrul a message soon and then they would gather here in the hall for further planning. The only problem ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 21

    The waves made him calm, but they couldn’t make him relaxed. His heart was in turmoil by the memories of time spent in Oblivion. Ciel’nn blinked against the breeze. As much as he wanted to forget he couldn’t, thanks to the Wizard and. It was a wound that was almost healed, but ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 20

     A groan escaped from the old mer’s lips as he was leaning against the Kagrumez Resonance Gems panel. The fight with the reavers and the Dwemer automatons had been rough for him. His sword arm and leg were injured. At first he had thought it’s a flesh wound, but clearly it wasn&...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 19

          The canis root tea soothed his mind while Neloth sipped it with closed eyes. Today he’d continue his research, but he’d need a heartstone for it. Sending Talvas to find one was the idea, but the wizard needed his apprentice to be close. Where did that younglin...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 18

      The Telvanni musk scent was strong.  As if it wasn’t enough for Ciel’nn, there was the weird smell of the mushrooms everywhere! Ciel’nn had  a hard time with his headache that had begun when they had entered the tower. He almost stumbled out from the levitatio...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 17

    The brisk morning wind blew harshly through the beach while Ciel’nn was preparing the campfire. His fingers were getting cold. I wish it was sunny.  He put down the branches in the stone circle as he thought of the Red Mountain as he cast a fire spell on the branches. “S’w...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 16

    The Redoran Guards on the Bulwark had noticed the approaching trade ship. They were watching it quietly while they kept guard. It was an understanding that the Redoran Official would come along. There would be a change for real for them. They had only one question - who is it?  The trade sh...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 15

    ...Ash yam, Ash Spawn, Ash yam, Ash Spawn, Ash yam, Ash Spawn…Ciel’nn stared at his ash yam soup while he tried to decide which was worse. The ash yams weren’t his favorite food, but he still would eat them even if he knew how bland they were. He still missed the steamed mudcr...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 14

      The abandoned journal looked interesting when Ciel’nn picked it up. He had also found a key in the knapsack from the same room. Ildari’s journal. I wonder who she was? A frown of concern formed on his forehead while he read the journal in the torchlight. The young mer was awa...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 13

      Councilor Morvayn had come forth with the up front payment Ciel’nn demanded for dealing with General Falx Carius and his Ash spawn. It was all for the safety of the people of Raven Rock. The young mer was satisfied even as he heard the Councilor had something against him as to how ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 12

    Ciel’nn had said he’d help with the ash spawn issue after the Orc was gone, but he had been down for several days. He and Teldryn had heard of the continued attacks against the Bulwark and with a heavy sigh Ciel’nn decided that today he’d go and talk to the Captain. &ldqu...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 11

      After the battle of the town Raven Rock drew a long breath. The casualties were more than expected. Half of the Redoran Guard had perished during the assault, Eronos Sathoni was among them and several unlucky miners. Captain Veleth was moody when he counted the dead. For the Captain it w...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 10

      The miners looked troubled when Mogrul had came into the mine, but the Orc yelled them to leave if they wanted to live.Mogrul hurried towards the ladder. He was quite certain that the kid would follow him. Sending his still loyal reavers into town had bought him time to prepare for his e...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 9

    Ciel’nn leaned against one of the pillars at the blacksmith and observed the market area while he listened to Teldryn talking with Glover about smithing. He never had picked up a hammer, let alone smithed anything. How could he? With his hands being meant for finer crafting. Ciel’nn ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 8

        He waited for a day and another day, but Slitter hadn’t had showed up. Mogrul was convinced his guard would be drinking with the reavers, but that didn’t seem to be case at all. He had lost contact with Sildras’ gang, too. Without Slitter or Sildras’ gang ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 7

      The cold sensation tried to creep in the same bed with Mogrul and he tried to keep it at bay. He wasn’t afraid of anything - why should he be? Slitter was guarding his door right now. Mogrul nodded to himself, then shook his head. Maybe he was becoming ill? Ate the wrong food? No, ...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 6

      A cry of the Bull Netch reached to the young mer’s ears, and Ciel’nn shot up onto his feet. The cry was out one of pain. The Skaal Hunters are at it again! The mer let out a hiss as he left the trama roots behind and began to look for the hunters. This time he’d show no...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 5

      In his large and comfy bed of fine canvas, in the middle of the soft cushion pillows Mogrul slept. Next to him slept his lover, chained. He liked her that way - not able to escape. On his nightstand was a heavy leather pouch, full of coins of azura’s silver. Mogrul was satisfied an...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 4

    In front of the shrine of Boethiah, Ciel’nn meditated in silence while he pondered the situation of Raven Rock, and how he would get rid of Slitter. He needed to do it to get closer to the hogger. He had to admit; he wasn’t a tactician at all, but perhaps the opportunity would presen...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 3

        People disappear…and Redoran Guard does nothing.The Orc was talking to Garyn Ienth in a threatening way. Words were exchanged and Fetis seemed to cower while Slitter was glaring at him. They left the mer alone and moved to the next mer on their list; Fetis Alor. The same i...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 2

        The desperate sounds of the Bull Netch were nearly heartbreaking for Ciel’nn. He found himself disgusted when the Skaal hunters had asked him to join the hunt. The young mer had declined and wished them luck with a sneer.With a chitin bow in his hand, Ciel’nn observed...
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  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 1

        Ciel'nn scowled at the fact that Raven Rock had been an Imperial settlement once. The Imperials had been everywhere, poking their noses in where they didn't belong. He was very aware of the fact of the place belonged to the Great House Redoran. Still, he focused on watching the p...
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  • ToC: Alda'hirakam ghar Ara (Dancing on Ash)

      My DarknessBefore you, there was darknessAnd in that darkness I was alone.As long as I’m alone it’ll wrap around me,twist me, choke me in its black webs.It whispers I’ll be free if I kill,If I kill, I don’t know if I’ll be the same (anymore).Then you came on m...
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  • Where the Roots lie; Chapter 5 Final

      Chapter 5 Final   With a long finger under his lower lip Maros eyed the tribal tattoos on Ciel’nn’s arms.  It had been a surprise, but not a bad one. It was curious - the younger mer didn’t do anything special unless it meant something to him. And if the tatto...
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  • Where the Roots lie; Chapter 4

      Chapter 4 It had taken a while for Ciel’nn to decide if he’d go to Neo Davon and visit Celani’s grave to pay his respects. It was a chance to meet Celani’s parents - Ciel’nn felt a shudder go through his body as he thought about it. He dreaded to meet her par...
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  • Where the Roots Lie; Chapter 3

      Chapter 3 The apartment looked like no one had used it for years. Dust was gathering in every corner. It would take some time to clean. Ciel’nn sighed as he eyed his old apartment - he had spent time in here with his cousin and learning alchemy. It had been his small sanctuary after...
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  • Where the Roots Lie; Chapter 2

        Chapter 2 The two weeks travel on foot wore Ciel’nn out because he didn’t want to buy a guar. He didn’t have a lot of things with him and traveling lightly was usually a smart choice. He had slept in safe enough shelter outside, only to wake up to stare at a s&rs...
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  • Where the Roots Lie; Chapter 1

      Chapter 1   The trade ship arrived at the harbor of Blacklight in the late evening. The journey had been uneventful which to the Dunmer was thankful. Traveling by ship should make one refreshed, but it made the mer tired.His plans were to rent a room for the next couple of days befo...
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  • ToC: Where the Roots Lie

      This is mini story that happens after "Protected, no longer" story. Mainly focusing on Ciel'nn and his doings at homeland and his recovery. I hope the chapters won't be boring, but I felt I need to write this one before we jump onto something bigger.   This is part two of what I wil...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 39 (Final)

      Chapter 39 (Final)   Ciel’nn was studying new alchemy recipes while sipping his tea. He had found a new book for advanced poisons which had peaked his interest, but his focus wasn’t sharp. It was as if something was bothering him.He was waiting for Ce’vale to come ...
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  • Aching bones, aching minds

    (Picture: https://alexeyrudikov.deviantart.com/)   Sathis Varryn damned the day when he had agreed to accompany this Nord mercenary Kjar for a hunt of the notorious necromancer, Gothren, on Vvardenfell. It was the reason for his current demise and in truth the reason why he felt so numb a...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 38

      Chapter 38   Ciel’nn sat on the bed while his new friend, Maros, closed the door. The older male Dunmer turned and frowned at him; the bruise was visible on his the right side of his face. He had ran away after Maltrys had forced him to get some bonemold from a tomb, then they...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 37

        Chapter 37   He had nowhere to run, and the old mer had him cornered. Maltrys had that mean look on his face. That mean look meant only one thing - he was about to get a beating, again. Ciel’nn knew why; he had tried to protect his mother from the violent assault that ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 36

      Chapter 36   Still not comprehending what had happened. There was a Dremora Lord and it had happened so quickly… blood.Shaking, he held Celani’s body tightly against himself. He prayed to the three to spare her, but deep inside he knew it was too late. She had died in f...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 35

      Chapter 35   Ciel’nn shifted in the guard’s armor. It smelled bad! It was too big for him to wear, but he had no choice in the matter. He had escorted Celani to Neo Davon’ temple and waited outside, watching the people going in and out. His thoughts spiraled around...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 34

      Chapter 34 Darkness always had been with him. Even when he was scared, when he was with friends, or alone. It was now, too. Ciel’nn was sitting in a dark and cold cave, or it looked like a cave. He wasn’t sure. Not a single source of light was to be found. Normally it would ha...
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  • Saturalia Meeting

    ESO Story Saturalia MeetingCast: Ciel’nn, Nathaniel (mine) / Mendan, Vevan (my sibling’s)Place: Glenumbra, Daggerfall Rosy Lion Inn___The Rosy Lion Inn was noisy when the two vampires walked in, and the younger vampire looked around. His lips curved into a smirk as he saw a lonely Breton...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 33

      Chapter 33   Ciel’nn observed the bandits and the guards fighting before he got bored. He turned to move on when he heard the girl’s scream. With a sigh, Ciel’nn turned around and saw the bandits moving closer to the female Dunmer. Damn it! There wasn’t much ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 32

    Chapter 32   “Look at me, whelp!” Maltrys sneered in a venomous tone.Ciel’nn looked from his mother’s dead body to the old mer. Something shifted dangerously inside him. His hands became fists. Maltrys himself was a twisted sight to look at.He was alone with the twis...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 31

      Chapter 31   He was gathering plants in the nearby woods. The woods were quiet even if it was evening. A tender scent of flowers filled the air as he picked them up and put them into the basket.  Ciel’nn only hoped Maltrys wasn’t being too harsh fon his mother. The ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 30

      Chapter 30   Ciel’nn looked at the blue fire torches and the cones on the walls. The corridor felt like it went on forever as he strolled ahead. For his trouble, he didn’t see any door that would lead out of the place. He kept walking until he became tired, and stopped t...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 29

    Chapter 29  The road to Neo Davon had been less populated than Ciel’nn had thought. He barely had seen anyone since the morning, but the young Dunmer didn’t mind. He was gathering plants for his alchemy study and hadn’t planned to go far as New Davon. It was a new place to ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 28

    Chapter 28   Ciel’nn viewed the small room with a minor interest —  this room belonged to a Dunmer mage. Why was he there, he had not slightest clue, but he continued to observe. A dark, expensive robe was neatly folded on the bed and a pair of enchanted shoes was put next ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 27

      Chapter 27   The Daedra looked at him with a careless expression. It was a different one and its mouth moved, but Ciel’nn couldn’t hear a thing. The only thing he heard was the time distortion struck in the distance. Is this in the same reality as in the previous dream? ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 26

    Chapter 26 He carefully mixed the ingredients for the advanced health potion. He took the vial gently into his hands when the door was abruptly opened — Maltrys stormed into the study room and his twisted face looked at Ciel’nn. “Brewing potions again! Just like your mother!&rdq...
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  • ESO Short Stories; 06

    Story 06   The shadows of evening crept across Belkrath as the folk were still busy to make last moment deals with the merchants.  A few deals were struck before the folk went on their separate ways. Ciel’nn shifted in his place, when Vevan spoke, or was it a hiss, “I don&r...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 25

    Chapter 25   Shattered crystals and old tomes floated slowly around the place. The perilous bridge, made of black glass went across the bottomless chasm. The bridge had a gap in the middle. The ruins of broken towers were in the distance. Ciel’nn knew they were somewhere in Oblivion a...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 24

    Chapter 24   … should have done it like you were told…  … a simple contract and you took it. You said you’d do it.Ciel’nn was standing in a dimly lit cavern and held the dark scroll, with a black seal on it, in his hands. The place was in an isolated lo...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 23

    !! Viewer's discretion advised!! Chapter 23 The door was heavy and it didn’t budge when he tried to push it open. His lower lip quivered. He was afraid of the dark, especially when sealed in a tomb with probably, angry ghosts of the past. This tomb happened to be a Dres tomb. Ciel’nn...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 22

      Chapter 22   Ciel’nn cast his eyes warily around the ominous hall he was standing in. There were crystal stands and pieces of them everywhere. It was a dim if not near dark place. The floor was reflecting his image like it was made of dark glass. Daedric tomes were lying aroun...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 21

      Chapter 21 The guars were strong and well grown. There were many guars in the pen, and Ciel’nn really liked them. He could watch them all day, either at the pen or in the meadows. The green one was to his liking.He still mourned after his baby guar that Maltrys had killed, for his o...
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  • Protected, no longer; chapter 20

    Chapter 20 “Where are you?!” Maltrys’ shout echoed across the Daedric ruins. he had chased Ciel’nn there, knowing his son would be even more afraid. “I hope they’ll find you and take you away from disturbing my work. Useless S’wit!” Ciel’nn ...
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  • ESO Short Stories: 05

    05 ”I can’t believe you talked me into this!” Elam groaned while he kept an eye out for the people around them. “This is too risky.”   “Calm down, Elam. I checked the escape routes twice during the day. We’ll use them if someone recognizes us.&rdqu...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 19

      Chapter 19   He was sitting with Ce’vale at the lake again. It was a great comfort to him. His cousin brought a sense of being safe and cared for. He wanted to cling to it when he had the chance. They were there to discuss about Ciel’nn leaving for a trip.   &ldqu...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 18

      Chapter 18   All that what he felt was terror as he was sitting inside the dark and small room, surrounded by giant soul gems. Ciel’nn knew it would be only a matter of time when Maltrys would appear, and he was chained on a floor hook. It didn’t budge a bit despite how ...
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  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 17

      Chapter 17   His parents were away for a day and it left an opportunity for Ciel’nn to try new health potions. They were higher quality potions and they needed more time. Poisons would have to wait until he got time to travel to Vvardenfell.   Step by step he tried to m...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 16

      Chapter 16 He was reading the new alchemy book which Ce’vale had bought for him. It had more complex recipes for healing potions and poisons. Ciel’nn found himself thrilled about all this information even though some of the ingredients were hard to come by. He’d have to ...
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  • ESO Short Stories; 04

      04   Ciel’nn frowned as he looked at his friend, Vevan. Judging by his behavior, the vampire hadn’t fed for a couple of days and he was in a foul mood. Ciel’nn bit his lower lip as he pondered what to say while Vevan nearly raged at his alchemy station. It made the...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 15

      Chapter 15   Sitting on his bed, he had no choice but to listen to how Maltrys complained to his mother about how things were. He had taken some Greef and became mildly drunk. The complaints were long, half gibberish and threats of punishment of Boethiah – whatever that meant....
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 14

      Chapter 14   His cousin had taken him on the fieldtrip and camping by Mirane’s permission. Ce’vale wanted to know some things and there they were sitting around the campfire by the nearby river.   “How is your alchemy coming along?” Ce’vale asked...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 13

      Chapter 13   Maltrys had always that grim look, even when he was a toddler. Always with that dark grim face that judged him. Ciel’nn was often was hiding from him. How tall in his robes he looked when the elder Dunmer walked through the corridors and mumbled.     ...
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  • ESO Short Stories; 03

    03   Elam stared at the very elaborate dish in front of him. He never had seen such a carefully made and arranged meal on a plate. He looked at the younger Dunmer. “You did this all for me?” The shock was still in his tone, but when he eyed the dish he found himself starving &nd...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 12

      Chapter 12   The darkness seemed to thicken when he tried to move. He wasn’t able to see anything in this… whatever it was. A smell of rotten flesh invaded into his senses that make him feel sick. He didn’t recognize the ever changing whispers.   There was ...
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  • ESO Short Stories; 02

      02     The Daggerfall contract had been difficult, and Ciel’nn wanted to sleep away the stress. He had almost been caught by the Castle guards. Why did it have to be inside the Castle? he had wondered after he managed to escape. Of course he could have slept during the t...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 11

      Chapter 11   His mother Mirane was at the door to speak with the town Magister. He wasn’t pleased about the fact Maltrys hadn’t been around when the town council took place. They missed his valuable input, he said. Mirane was concerned as she said her husband had behaved...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 10

      Chapter 10   In excitement he observed how Maltrys took a sip of the Shein in the chalice. The elder Dunmer seemed to frown first before he started coughing, nearly collapsing on the stone floor. Ciel’nn hadn’t shifted, but he watched in delight how Maltrys tried to reac...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 9

      Chapter 9   His mother took him on the trip to Mournhold trip because the cousin’s father had the dampworm sickness, and Mirane was asked to bring a special potion. It was uncertain if the potion would work. Ciel’nn was happy to come along – at least Maltrys wouldn...
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  • ESO Short Stories; 01

      01   Ciel’nn waited outside the room where Elam Drals gave out minor contracts for the Initiates. He listened to the quiet chat from fresh the Initiates, and looked at the bottle in his hands – maybe the older assassin likes it? The bottle was from Mournhold Inn. It was ...
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  • ToC; ESO Short Stories

    ESO Short stories are about Ciel'nn and Elam Drals bonding mainly. Sometimes Ciel'nn's friend Vevan (my sibling's character) comes along. If you're not fan of male x male romance, then turn back. Otherwise I hope you enjoy these short ones that appears irregurally. They are loosely linked to each ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 8

      Chapter 8   He followed Maltrys to the tomb that was owned by the Dres. Ciel’nn hoped the Elder Dunmer wouldn’t force him to go there alone. He had his eyes cast down when Maltrys snarled in a stern tone.   “Heads up, boy. You will fetch me some bone mold. I...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 7

        Chapter 7   He watched through the crack in horror at how his guar was being raised from the dead. It rose in to the air, and then collapsed back on the ground. The curses of Maltrys came from the barn. His heart raced in fear, and the pain he felt for his poor guar was over...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 6

      Chapter 6   He scratched his head, looking over at Mirane’s ingredients. She had taught him what properties each ingredient had, but she hadn’t taught him any potions that could be lethal. He decided to try them out by himself when Maltrys and Mirane weren’t at hom...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 5

    Chapter 5   The old thick books were heavy on his arms. He tried to carry them with care – the books were the elder Dunmer’s favorite books, and he wanted Ciel’nn to move them. On top of the books was a grand soul gem. Ciel’nn tried his best to balance them, but his ...
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  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 4

    Chapter 4   He returned home with a basket of herbs, and noticed his guar was missing. “Where is he?” He wondered. Ciel’nn put the basket near the door, and began to search for his pet around the house, and from the nearby woods.   A slight panic started drumming in...
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  • Protected, No Longer: Chapter 3

      Chapter 3 He stared at the desk, which had been moved to the basement. The desk was full of different soul gems, and the floor was likewise littered with various books. The small room was dimly lit by a single candle. It reminded him more of an ancestral tomb than a normal basement. C...
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  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 2

    Chapter 2   Petting his guar while waiting at the edge of the meadow, Ciel'nn gazed around the green, lush environment of Deshaan. The gentle scent of flowers filled the air. Nearby was a small pond where draggle tails grew. Standing here, he felt the warm sensation of being safe—out ...
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  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1   The strike on the cheek stung. It sent him across the stone floor, cowering in fear by the lava pit. He couldn’t look up at Maltrys, in his dark robes. The elder Dunmer was fuming as he stepped closer to him. “You s’wit! Interrupt my work again, and I'll fe...
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  • Protected, no longer: Prologue

    Prologue Ciel’nn managed to drag himself away from the Dremora Lord Marquis. It was only a temporary solution, for he couldn’t fight back anymore. Wincing in pain, he brushed his dark hair away from his face. His wounds were bleeding, and his vision was blurring. He didn’t have ...
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  • ToC: Protected, no longer

      An assassin was abandoned by Sithis, and hunted by the Daedra - this dunmer founds himself a new, and unexpected friend on dire situation. Together they travel around Skyrim, trying to find a way to end the dunmer's nightmares while they hear about the coming civil war.   Yet, the a...
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