The Hunter’s Prey – Part 9

June 24, 2011

Splintered Lands

Part 9 – The Hunter’s Prey – By E.P. Marcellin

As the Cleansing drew near, people from all over Kaphiri flooded into Omari, swelling the city until it seemed about to burst at the seams. Dendera was far busier than she would have hoped, not only preparing for the Cleansing, but also accepting offerings and bestowing blessings for the visiting horde. There was never a moment to even ponder the problem of the Erabu snakes. The peasants, who brought a dove or a rat, which would end in the serpent pit, stank of dust and sweat. It was all Dendera could do not to wrinkle her nose as she took the small cages and handed them off to a waiting steward. And even worse, she had to mark the supplicants with the sign of Assim, dipping a finger in her little bowl of oil and tracing the form of a serpent on their grimy inner wrists. She was not used to dealing with these backward country folk.

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Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11

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