In the Meantime II: Trygve’s Lament

This chapter picks up from here. It was supposed to be short, but it kind of got away from me. #sorrynotsorry

Two funerals in one day was excessive and Trygve, who always had much respect for temple priests and priestesses, developed an even more profound reverence for them today. Although Alessandra, Riften’s priestess of Arkay, prepared the bodies and delivered the ritual prayers, it was Dinya Balu who conducted the more personalized services. Despite being a priestess of Mara, she seamlessly invoked the spirit of Kyne, the Divine to which both Lilija and Iona were devout. Continue reading “In the Meantime II: Trygve’s Lament”

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Soundtrack: Trygve Wartooth

Apparently, there WAS a reason I couldn’t update over the weekend. Turns out that an impromptu trip to the gym to swim laps will knock you out early if you didn’t plan for it. Anyway, as I edit and work, I’ve been rewatching Riverdale, which is a show that should have been a terrible failure but somehow works. The use of music is particularly apt and one episode ends on a song that rightfully belongs now to Trygve. Video and link to the lyrics after the break. Continue reading “Soundtrack: Trygve Wartooth”

Book Two, Chapter Twenty-Six: Everybody’s Waiting for a Fall

This chapter picks up from here.

Trygve was only too happy to be back in the Rift. One night in Ivarstead with Gwilin, a chipper and garrulous Bosmer with whom Trygve maintained occasional intimate contact, changed his calmly stoic (some would say smug) demeanor into outright, albeit subdued, delight. Also, the tables were turning on the events that happened in the Pale and Elspeth could no longer hold the disintegration of her relationship against him. Continue reading “Book Two, Chapter Twenty-Six: Everybody’s Waiting for a Fall”

So it’s Work in Progress…Sunday?

Apparently. I’ll admit I was more than a little disappointed to hear that there are no firm plans yet for a new Elder Scrolls game. But there was, of course, a silver lining. I don’t blame people for being ambivalent or downright disappointed that all we have to look forward to in this franchise is a shinier Skyrim. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about the prospect of being able to play with mods. And, I feel like Todd Howard just gave me an extension on my writing deadline, which I’ll admit has been immensely motivating. In the last couple of weeks I’ve worked out a bunch of plot holes. I can’t seem to stop falling into the trap of writing more exciting and inspiring things ahead of myself. In the spirit of this, and as a continued promise that I will update this story some day, I offer you a brief snipped of something to come. Please note that is rough and the finished product may not reflect the work here.

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Happy New Year!!!

Greetings friends! I hope everyone had a nice holiday, and that the start of 2016 brings good things.  A lot of people are glad to see the old year go, something I completely understand. 2015 was a pretty good year for me, however. The highlight being that I got a new job that, so far, I love and seems to be a perfect fit for both my professional skills and my personality–a rare combination.

[Minor Spoiler Alert: The post makes a vague reference to something that happens in Chapter 23, but doesn’t give details] Continue reading “Happy New Year!!!”