Bound and Broken

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Fantasy Realm

Saorsie the elven priestess is trapped on a ship full of pirates bent on a mysterious destination.

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The old man puffed a bit as he struggled up the cliff. He moved slowly, taking great care to be sure of his footing lest he fall. He wasn... Read Chapter

A Choice

Saorsie (SIR-shee) finds herself in dire straits, meets some new friends, and embarks upon a grand, epic adventure!
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Rescued at last, Saorsie meets the crew!
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Time to learn some of the Captain's motivations!
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The Captain returns! Probably to properly introduce himself, provide her with a more filling supper and a change of clothes, and offer her the cabin to herself for the rest of her time on his ship.
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Oh what will the morning bring?
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Ah, we finally learn wtf Jeran's up to.
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Now that the holidays are over, a brief two weeks of respite allowed me to complete this next chapter. Tomorrow, we enter inventory mode... but once that's complete, I should be able to finish this
entire novella in short order!
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Tea, Khan Iman, Hot.

Sorry, short chapter, but full of information!
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The days passed, turning into weeks. Saorsie continued to remind the Captain daily about watching for a ship to transport her back to sho... Read Chapter


She could not spend too long in the mess hall without being seen through the doorway by more passing sailors, who occasionally paused for... Read Chapter

The Long Wait

The volleys came periodically, usually just after Raker came about. Berran explained that upon first realization of the other ship’s ho... Read Chapter

The Rope

Saorsie hung over the rail, hair obscuring her vision and the taste of sick in her mouth. She could hear yelling and general commotion be... Read Chapter

Fire and Air

“Berran...” Saorsie gasped as the rope slipped further. She let her hand move down with it, refusing to let it put any more... Read Chapter


Saorsie jumped up from where she had been spreading out the bedding Ring had just dropped off as Qu’oc shouldered his way through the s... Read Chapter


Saorsie flung herself across the deck towards the spot where Berran had almost died, fetching up against the rail and peering down. After... Read Chapter


Jeran once again recovered his strength miraculously overnight, feeling so well as to lurch his way abovedeck before breakfast to oversee... Read Chapter


Saorsie had just finished telling Berran about Silver-eye’s unfortunate accident when Qu’oc stopped by to drop their breakfast off be... Read Chapter

Healers and Surgeons

“You’re right,” Saorsie said simply, eyes on the Captain as Berran stood and walked easily to the door, turning the bolt. He leaned... Read Chapter

New Digs

  And so it was that the Gods, in all their infinite wisdom, did take away Magic itself. For one hundred years no Arca... Read Chapter

The Descent

“I don’t know, he just jumped overboard!” Saorsie explained as Berran clambered back over the rail. “He’s been under ... Read Chapter


Jeran tumbled through the ocean as the Aughiskey moved, displacing water and creating currents that sent him arse over teakettle. She shi... Read Chapter

A Year or So Later

Jeran stood on deck, spyglass to his eye. He gazed out over the waves as he watched the ship flying black sails approach. They flew acros... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments


This was a really good opening chapter.
full of intense gripping moments as Saorsie struggled not to drown, and then some little splashes of humour as well.
Looking forward to the next chapter.

Mon, November 11th, 2019 10:43am


Thanks :) The Pirate Monkey inspired me a lot on this story. Hopefully I can get it all written and uploaded in short order.

Tue, November 12th, 2019 8:04pm

Keke Serene

Ah, rescued by the people who fed her to the sharks it seems like. And pirates- that can't be any good lol. Though Jeran- we meet again. I'm intrigued that he's able to breathe underwater, and that for some reason he sought her out to save. I also wonder whether other people from her ship were saved. Very nice thoughts here- pacing and excellent description of the struggle to get her up into the ship.

Tue, December 10th, 2019 1:01am


Thanks! I really enjoyed writing the drowning scene.

Wed, December 11th, 2019 3:39pm


Again, fantastic. Great writing and the conflict was consistent throughout. I love the way you introduced your mythical creatures such as elves and mermans(?) so subtly without for one second interrupting the flow of the action. I also like the link to the prologue there at the end.

I don't really have any criticism for this chapter, some awkward phrasing perhaps?

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 1:29pm


The awkward phrasing isn't surprising. This is my aborted attempt at nanowrimo, so I didnt spend much time editing.

Thanks-I've had this story in my head for awhile now, so throwing it into my fantasy world with elves and magic wasn't a stretch :)

Thanks for the comments!

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 6:49am

C. S. Spence

great prose; the action is clear but not indulgent, the story is quickly but fluidly revealed. And a fantastic reveal at the end that keeps the reader interested to see what will come next. Will be reading more, for sure!

Mon, February 24th, 2020 9:30pm

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