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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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Merlin the Archer : Boy King


The sword of Adilos finally broke beyond repair at the battle for Kerkryon, on the west shore of the Land of Great Tirana. I had a new sword by then, anyway, a fine one inlaid with traces of silver and … Continue reading

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Merlin the Archer, part 4: Slave Warrior


Slave Warrior I was going to go and leave my honey pot with Akil the barterer and then visit with the villagers in the marketplace, for it was Ock’s day when all came to trade and talk. But I didn’t … Continue reading

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