Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 20: Void (Part 1)

Erik’s first steps out of Baron Jazinsk’s chambers were hesitant, his arms held tightly around his middle. His head remained low, his ears flat and his tail pinned to his back. He looked even more like a prisoner than when we arrived; before, his bonds were merely physical, but his oath bound him more tightly […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 19: Bargain (Part 3)

My master’s ears drew tight against his head at Erik’s proclamation. “That would’ve been nice to hear about six months ago,” he grumbled under his breath. Then, more loudly, he addressed my previous owner. “I want to commend you on deciding to stand up for yourself, but if we’re going to get Datsia off the […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 19: Bargain (Part 2)

As my master pressed down onto the table, Baron Jazinsk leaned back in his chair, visibly recoiling from the force of his words. The point of his dagger began to shudder as the knuckles of his paw grew white. His eyes narrowed and his cheeks bulged as though forcibly holding back a torrent of rage. […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 19: Bargain (Part 1)

Baron Jazinsk’s private quarters reminded me greatly of the ones at Deterikh Keep: a high-ceilinged room dominated in the center by a massive hardwood table, with seating around the walls for more relaxed conversation. The chairs were rougher-hewn, but the rugs covering the stone were thicker and the designs woven into them were more ornate. […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 18: Display (Part 3)

The Jazinski sergeant pounded the end of his staff against the floor, bellowing over the raucous crowd, trying to restore order. The audience, however, was having none of it, trying to shout down my master. They hurled threats and insults in equal measure, along with the occasional wooden mug or spoon. Through it all, my […]