Many apologies for the long delay.
Seasons 6 and 7 will commence in 2017, starting on January 1st.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Episode 30: The Verdict
“My people will help you stay the course. If the need arises, I will take care of you.”
William put his hand on the spear, and held it to his chest. “We have an accord, Pelent.”
Episode 29: The Jury
Teresa dropped her swords. “What can I do?”
“You are my love. You can help me stay the course.”
Pelent interrupted with her spear point in William’s face.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Episode 28: The Edge
The army finally reached the edge of the kingdom. In one more day, King Bryant would finally have his war. He slept well that night.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Episode 27: A Plea
William let flames flow over his hands, and then forced them to quiet with the image of water in his mind. “I am what I am, but I need your help.”
Friday, June 3, 2016
Episode 26: Questions
Teresa waited for William to turn to her.
“Why burn the scrolls?”
“No one else needs to turn to such measures for power.”
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Episode 25: Pity
Soaking wet, Brutus survived Bryant’s night terror with third degree burns.
Bryant pitied Brutus and assigned two young soldiers and a surgeon to tend his wounds with herbs.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Episode 24: The Evidence
William set sparks to the scrolls, the furniture, and everything in the cave with writing, and then backed out slowly. He sensed Teresa behind him.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Episode 23: Mercy, again
Teresa found Pelent, and together, they followed William to the sorcerer’s cave.
Pelent raised her spear to kill William, but Teresa stayed her hand.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Episode 22: Flame
Escaping from the flaming remnants of his tent, Bryant screamed and set the world on fire around him. Only one man within fifty paces survived.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Episode 21: Sickened
Sickened by what he had learned, William wandered away from the encampment and walked back to his Master’s cave. He needed the scrolls.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Episode 20: Knowledge
After several days of formal mourning, Teresa knew: Master Cat had killed all the other men of the tribe. Shifting had driven him mad.
What did this mean for William?
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Episode 19: Only a Bucket Brigade
In his sleep, Bryant set his palanquin on fire.
No one attempted to rescue him, but Brutus stood by with a bucket of water.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Episode 18: Watched
Although they clothed him and fed him, the women of Calisto’s tribe obviously feared William.
He tried to stay out of their way.
Teresa watched him.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Episode 17: A Memorial
Teresa, Pelent, and William returned to Calisto’s camp with honors.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Episode 16: Nightmares
The amusements Bryant devised for the tedious ride to the border did not fill the continued hollowness inside of him. His nightmares started again.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Episode 14: Final Blow
Teresa drew her bow, and shot the jaguar-man in the chest.
He fell to the ground, and William stepped back from him.
Pelent wept, but squeezed Teresa’s hand.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Episode 13: Cruelty
Screaming with fear, the first farmer’s wife proved unsatisfactory to Bryant’s tastes.
Her cries grew tedious and he ended it.
Brutus disposed of the body.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Episode 12: Flame in the Shadows
Master Cat slunk and twisted, circling William with mist.
William blasted the shadows with fire, coming closer and closer to his mentor.
Master Cat laughed.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Episode 11: Fear
Teresa maneuvered Pelent away from the two sorcerers.
The jaguar-man fought with shadows and William fought with flame.
Both frightened her.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Episode 10: Sample
On Bryant’s orders, Brutus made a palanquin out of one of the supply wagons.
Bryant planned to sample some of the countryside bounty in comfort.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Episode 9: Shadow
Master Cat raised his hand towards Pelent and she struck him.
He dodged into a mist.
The dark substance touched Pelent and she screamed.
William stepped into the mist and it burned away.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Episode 8: Family
“Pelent, please tell me that this evil sorcerer you hate isn’t your own father.”
Pelent glared at Teresa. “He is no longer fit to be a father.”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Episode 7: Ideas
Bryant decided that horseback riding at a forced march was the most boring affair he’d ever had, but he had some ideas on how to liven it up.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Episode 6: Liar, Liar
“This appears to be a family matter.” William raised his eyebrows at Master Cat.
“They kicked me out of the tribe. I do them no harm.”
“Liar!” shrieked the woman.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Episode 5: Transformation
Teresa picked up her swords from the sand as the jaguar approached.
He transformed in mid-stride into a dark-skinned, bald man with tattoos that matched Pelent’s own.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Episode 3: Resemblance
William watched Master Cat flow across the ground in his silky jaguar form.
He didn’t know why the woman with Teresa hated the man so much, but he could see the resemblance between them.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Episode 2: The Next Fight
Teresa refused to cower from William’s flames.
“Before you deal with Bryant, you must fight the sorcerer.”
“He is here.” Pelent pointed her spear across the sand.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Episode 1: Amusements
As his men rode towards the border, King Bryant tossed balls of fire in a circle for amusement.
The men rode faster.