|Logs pg. I
|Logs pg. II
The St. Genevieve siblings decide to explore trade possibilities
further inland in Hamasura... and as they prepare for their
first long-term voyage away from the Mare they decide to
increase their crew -- for some very good reasons.
||Into the Hinterlands, and Onwards to
Wherein the trip up the river and the falls is taken, to reach
the Hamasuran capital of Iniesta.
A lazy, relaxing day wandering around Iniesta and the surrounding
environs is enjoyed by the siblings.
||A Formal Affair
The League Embassy holds a dinner party, and the St. Genevieve
siblings are invited... much to Carroll's pleasure, and Alex's
and Horatio's dismay.
||In the Shadow of "Where the World
The St. Genevieve siblings help defeat a bandit attack... and
Alex and Horatio receive a rude shock!
||The Attack on the Bandit Camp
The first few slavers are drawn unsuspectingly out of their
||Flushing Out the Slavers
The St. Genevieve siblings concoct a plan to catch the slavers
unaware and in ambush, so that the re-captured Costa Yermans
||Learning Freedom in the Heart
Slowly, with the gentle encouragement of the St. Genevieve
siblings, the freed serfs learn they need no longer live in fear
of the nobility.
||Alexandra Turns Seventeen
Wherein Carroll thoroughly enjoys the pleasure of sneakily
surprising his baby sister with a totally unexpected birthday
||"Alea Jacta Est."
Although the St. Genevieve siblings do not yet realize it, their dice are cast,
and a new Rubicon has just been crossed.
The siblings and the queen's confidantes plan how to cope with
the ransom demands and still discreetly search for the missing
||Baiting the Trap
A bit of triangulation... and the plan firms up.
||Fires in the Night
The queen's rescue team attacks from surprise, ripping through
the unsuspecting assassins' camp with fire and steel -- and
realizes there is fire of a different sort, hidden deep within
||"Cat Got Your Tongue?"
Wherein Westmark is questioned -- much to his dismay.
||Talking to the Don
Don Carlos professes his innocence... but reluctantly admits his
government's likely complicity in the attempt to kidnap Alex --
and also realizes he really doesn't understand 'foreign' women
||Truth... or Dare?
Don Carlos drinks the truth potion... but not much new is learned.
Carroll receives a very surprising
letter, which all the St. Genevieve siblings read -- much
to Alex's shock and startlement!
||"This is how the tango is danced; mixing
the breath, closing the eyes..."
Dancing begins at
the Costa Yermo embassy ball, and young lovers begin to learn
about each other...
The Embassy Ball takes a
startling and violent turn.
||Prodigal Sons and Fathers
A period of shocking discoveries occurs, with the news being
both good and bad.
The St. Genevieve siblings, old and new, take a moment to do a
little information gathering in regards to each other.
||Fencing with the Diplomat
Don Carlos shows up to spar with Alex, and it's not what he
expects at all!
||The Family Grows
Sten officially joins the family... and the poor don learns
once again that the St. Genevieve siblings are more than they
||The Family Reunited at Last
In which the Count comes to Maidstone and finally meets all
his children, known and heretofore unknown -- and a good time
is had by all.
||"I Could Have Danced all
The ball to celebrate
the return of Count St. Genevieve with his children turns out
to be a tremendous success.
||The Nature of Property; the Cost of
Difficult issues are faced and discussed, although no definitive
solutions are reached.
||More Diplomacy of Various Sorts
The jockeying for influence during the Emergency Meeting of the
Killimaran Trade League continues.