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Captain Marden's Tale: Part 7 - Home on the Waves

Chélemby HarbourThe seagulls whirled overhead and their cries filled the morning as Kesél made his way across the Péngefîrkant, the market square of Chélemby city. It was early morning, and the stall holders were setting up for the day's trading. Clouds scudded overhead, and a cool breeze blew in from the harbour, bringing the smells and sounds of the docks.

He carried a small packet under his arm, which he had picked up at the Stílighus, or trades hall, just moments before. He knew his captain was eagerly awaiting its contents, so he didn't delay in the markets. Instead he quickly crossed the market square, and headed down the small Strand Alley to the docks. He wended his way along the Visk gâdè (Fish Street), avoiding the crates of fresh fish being unloaded for the day's trading. He nodded to the traders of House Wésen as he passed their concession house, and came to dock where the Fûren, his master's ship was tied up.

Captain Márden's Tale: Part 6 - The Nest of Vipers

Quáreld RegionTárenis reigned in his horse, and came to a stop. Before him was the Quantérè river, and across it the broad bridge of Quârelin. The Royal pennant of the House of Daláme fluttered from the bridge's gatehouse towers, and from the spires of the towers that dotted the walls of the city. He had reached the nest of vipers.

He had ridden hard for two and a half days, on a horse purchased for him by Kélas in replacement for the mare he had left behind with the marshfolk. His route had taken him along the highway across the Malpýnian marshes, resting one night at a traveler’s inn where the trail to Vádone branched south, and a second night in an inn at Magrátea. It was after noon when he reached the Quantérè.

Captain Márden's Tale: Part 5 - Ships' Papers

When Tárenis was woken the next morning by the cries of someone selling bread in the streets outside, it took him a few moments to remember where he was. The window over the canal was open once more and the light of the early morning was streaming in. He then realised that neither Márden nor Kélas were in the room.

He rose, splashed some water on his face from a basin on a nightstand, and went in search of his companions.

He found them both in the dinning hall, where they were finishing their morning meal. Orténis was with them, but didn't appear to be eating.

Shôrkýnè Regional Map

Keléstia Productions is proud to announce the release of our latest interactive map for the region of Shôrkýnè. This map covers the realms and principalities of Shôrkýnè, Hârbáal, Chélemby, and Huriséa, as well as touching on parts of Emélrenè, Járenmark, Quârphor, Lánkor, and Tríerzòn.

This map is a designed to support and complement a range of current and future Keléstia Productions publications, including our Chélemby and Lédenheim publications.

The map includes all of the geographical and settlement features from N. Robin Crossby’s original Shôrkýnè map, with many additional features identified. There are more than 1,100 geographical and settlement features on this map, which are listed in the accompanying 8-page index.

This map is in the same style as the Hârn Interactive Map, providing the same level of functionality and flexibility. In addition, a bonus, smaller file-size 'vector-only' version of the map is provided for those wanting ready and speedy access the wealth of information which supports this map.

Shôrkýnè Region

Captain Márden's Tale: Part 4 - The Great City

Elýn RegionThe small boat made its way through tall reeds and waterways, which became progressively more open and less congested with weeds and plants as they went on.

Kélas paddled the boat from the rear, while Márden and Tárenis sat before him. It was a quiet, chilled autumn morning, and they moved swiftly through the water. They had risen early, and left the marshfolk village of Káis Alwás just after dawn. It was now several hours later, and the weak sun was glinting through ragged clouds.

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