Monthly Archives: March 2012

Merlin the Archer: The High Priestess and the Slave King- Pelop takes the City of Susa


My tiredness was so overwhelming that I fell asleep on my cot at once upon returning to my tent. When I awoke, it was dark. I started up, for I had had been having a bad dream, in which I … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer :Ziggurats and War


“That’s the biggest one yet, “said Anarkos. He pulled his head-cloth down over his eyes to shield them from the blinding light of the desert sun. “I hope we can get under those trees.’ I looked at the immense ziggurat … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer. part 10: Shit-King


Shit King My fame from the archery contest didn’t help me in the shit-trenches. Just like all the other captives assigned to this wretched duty, I had to wade in up to my knees in the foul excrement of the … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer, part 9: Slave of Sargon of Akkad


    There was no more talk of hiring on with the Akkadians as a mercenary. I was now, along with my foolish and deeply chagrined friend the great King of Tirana, Herakul, he who was blessed by the goddess and … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer, part 8: The Bulls of Karpatha


The Karpathans were quite open and gentle, or so it seemed. They left us to wander on our word that we would not escape. The palace girls were free with their affections and quite pretty and well skilled in the … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer, part 7: Escape from the Goddess Queens


Escape from the Witch Queens Herakul marched us for two days southward until we reached the sea. There we embarked on his fleet of many brakkas and crossed the straits to Great Tirina, the Kingdom of Herakul and his queen, … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer , part 6: Herakul the King


Herakul the King I suppose the people said that Hedra was favored by the Gods in those days. With the alliance of Manas of Itakoi, we defeated the last of the warring towns and tribes to our east and south … Continue reading

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