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The Itch of Larceny-Arrondissement Part Forty-Three

A young woman, chicly dressed, was accompanied by six Chevaliers as she left the Tower Cerulean. This was done with much pomp and the entire departure had a theatrical air. The Chevaliers strode in lockstep, their armor shining or rippling … Continue reading

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Down to the Bone-Arrondissement Part Thirty Two

“I’m afraid you cannot speak to the patient, it’s simply out of the question.” Sergeant Gendarme Arpin held up his hands. “I don’t need to speak with him, we only need-“ “To see his medical records and speak with his … Continue reading

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I Have No Idea-Arrondissement Part Twenty Five

“Two cafés.” Sergeant Arpin stood with Detective Durand at the street vendor near the Gendarmerie. The rich aroma of ground beans and the hiss of boiling water fought against the hurly-burly of the Arrondissement. “How goes your missing ghost case?” … Continue reading

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Doors and Discovery-Arrondissement Part Twenty Four

Arcane art was never really Olivia’s favorite style, it always made her think of the Oil Paint Wars, which in turn, made her sad. Her grandmother was still fighting, at least as far as she knew. But she had to … Continue reading

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Young At Heart-Arrondissement Part Twenty Two

From the Arrondissement Courant EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN By Eloise Van der Linde October 23rd, 394th Year of the Thrush For those who frequent the paths of the Jardin des Gens in the afternoon, Willem Molyneux, 93, is a … Continue reading

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Not Here Either-Arrondissement Part Thirteen

Olivia’s knack didn’t usually work this way. Finding the other earring wasn’t difficult, but retrieving became very involved. It was hanging from a chain around the neck of seller of lost hats. He swore that it he would never part … Continue reading

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Bread And Wine-Arrondissement Part Ten

Mistress Rosamund lit the last candle at the rim of the salt circle on which sat a plate of fresh bread and an open bottle of wine. Taking a step back, she rang the tiny silver bell thrice. The dead … Continue reading

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Drinks-Arrondissement Part Two

Pale blue smoke swayed around the ankles and tentacles of the café’s patrons. The ceiling was schmeared with stars that drifted languidly, illuminating parts of the room and leaving other sections in dusk. A chanteuse sang a sad song as … Continue reading

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Mad Science and Magic, Together At Last

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke The above is very well known and often quoted rule, at least by fans of science fiction and fantasy. And the reason that this bon mot is so often … Continue reading

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Invisible Sun

While I don’t like to play with other people toys, below are some short bits inspired by the new Monte Cook Games kickstarter for Invisible Sun, a surreal RPG of secret magic. Please check out the kickstarter, I put the … Continue reading

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