Saturday, May 22, 2004

Otherworld Journal Entry #7: Shela Cados

from the travel diary of Shela Cados

Sabedu, 14th Day of Dortem, 896 MMY


We have arrived at Tengremay, a refuge several hours' travel north of Mâshelamar. It is owned and maintained by Meligor, who is both a mage and a tengrem. Neither Lord Peli nor Albi knows of any tengrem mages other than our current host.

Within moments of our arrival, Meligor's divination talent compromised my current mission. Meligor publicly addressed my kinsman by his proper title, thus revealing his identity to anyone in our party who did not already know it. Lord Peli agrees with me that this is a dangerous turn of events, but Meligor seems unconcerned, as does Albi. Although he was initially discomfited, my kinsman rose to the situation, acknowledging Meligor's words with grace and honesty. Already I see in him the person he will become, if he survives both the ongoing political situation and our current troubles.

My personal relationship with Lord Peli grows more cordial and intimate each day. Charting our future together, if any, is problematic, both logistically and emotionally. However, neither of us is inclined to turn away. We each know our responsibilities, and we will discharge them; yet we will allow our romance to proceed to the extent that it does not interfere with those duties. It is a delicate balance to strike, especially at such a dangerous time. To employ the informal vernacular that Peli occasionally uses in private, I hope this isn't a mistake!

Read more about Shela Cados: www.mavarin.com/shela.html

2 comments:

shellys555 said...

This is nice, really feels like someone else's journal. :)

mavarin said...

Thanks!  This was a tricky one.  I wanted to convey Shela's overformality without making her sound ridiculous.  Having her resort to a colloquialism in the privacy of her personal journal helps to humanize her a little--I hope! --KFB