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Story for the Day: Fashionable Sense

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Fashionable Sense                 The commander and Alasdair waited in their joint quarters for Prince Aldan Buthaena of Livanon to appear on the veranda of the palace. They looked below at the amassing nobility and watched them mill together while speaking in a polite hum and enjoying their spiced wines: glasses were clinked together, the smiles of civility and royal coldness were exchanged, and everyone seemed pleased to enjoy the quiet festivities without the attendance of his highness.                 In a few moments, however, the crowed was silenced by the royal herald announcing that Prince Aldan was come. The trumpets sounded and captain Sarasa appeared first to place the curtain aside for his elder brother. Aldan soon appeared in the archway and everyone bowed with due esteemed as Aldan walked to the edge of the veranda. He said his short welcomes, waved his little hand, and stood on the balcony to bask in the delicate applause of his supporters.                 The commander s…

Story for the Day: Tarts

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A moment from book 1.
Tarts                 Once the small tour of the apses, the battlements, and the inner gardens of the Haven had done, the party was conveyed to the boarding quarter just as evening was settling in. Ghelbhi was given a comfortable room directly opposing Rithea’s, and the commander and Den Asaan were given charge of adjoining guest chambers along the outer wall of the fortress. They were promised a meal together during which Rithea hoped to know Ghelbhi more, but as dinner was little more than warmed oat porridge, Rautu was determined to eat the remainder of the cured pork from their provisions and eat in the quiet of his room                 He was now alone, caught in a blend of euphoric bliss for his meal and of agony for the question he was so desirous of posing. He knew that she must be aware of his intention due to the mistake he had made along the road and expected her to take every advantage she could to taunt him on the subject. Her powers at goading him wer…

Story for the Day: A Wealthy Engagement

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Story for the Day: Portrait of a High Lord

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Barellynn and Metula's Haven

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