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Stories in the series "The Broken Staff"

# 1: The Broken Staff Part 1

By: | DargonZine 9, Issue 7

As quickly as that, it was over. His spurs lay in the mud of the road and the two pieces of his broken staff were gripped in his hands. Bren kel Tomis was knight and herald no more. Everything he had striven for was now lost because of a boyish lust for a woman. As he knelt before his king, shorn of honor, position, his life now forfeit, he could not even form a coherent thought. The sword rose high, ... [ Read More ]

# 2: The Broken Staff Part 2

By: | DargonZine 11, Issue 2

Dargon City Docks, just before midday   I am sure the triple towers of Dargon Keep have awed and inspired many travellers to that city at first sight. Indeed, it compared favorably to The Breakers, the castle which stood on the promontory guarding the harbor of Seaport. However, in the past two bells, as the Friendly Lion made its way through the channel and prepared to dock, I had become much less fond of the view. A ship might be the fastest ... [ Read More ]

# 3: The Broken Staff Part 3

By: | DargonZine 11, Issue 4

In The Broken Staff II, Bren kel Tomis arrives in Dargon after exile from his homeland. He finds employment with Qanis Jetru, a merchant, as a bodyguard. Jetru has a precious stone which he has sold, and is waiting to deliver.   Several days after the incident in the alley, I was escorting Qanis back to the office as day wore into evening. The day had been warm enough for me to forget about being cold, at least for a while, and ... [ Read More ]