TCoR: Chapter OneOF LAUGHTER IN THE SHADOWS"You need to focus!""I am trying, Thane!""Not hard enough!"A gust of wind pulled leaves from their branches, and scattered them across the churned forest floor. The clearing was alive with movement as two Warriors scuffled, the dull thuds of wooden swords echoing through the trees. A loud thud echoed around the clearing, followed by a string of obscenities that flew from the female's mouth. She grasped her upper arm, trying to quell the flow of blood that seeped between her fingers."Pick it up," The man called Thane said, glancing pointedly at the fallen sword."I do not see how this is helping her, Thane," Another's voice said."Prince Toraen," Thane turned his eyes - darker than the night itself - upon the Prince, "She must learn,""She has. I do not see the need to re-" Toraen fell short of finishing his sentence, his eyes flying wide.The female had used Thane's distraction to her advantage, picked up her sword and arced it through th
TCoR: ProloguePROLOGUEKing Albane, who was never to be a King at all but became one owing to a sudden twist of fate, sat at his throne, his limbs stretched languidly before him. On either side him sat his twin nephews, Ciaraen and Cael, both of whom wore identical looks of blatant contempt which they fixated upon their oblivious uncle. Sprawled before them across a long wooden table was a stained, torn map depicting the Land of Aethern. The King pulled a bone-handled dagger from its sheath at his hip and drew a ragged line down the parchment, tearing streak down the middle of Raithern."You will follow the River of Remembrance-" He began to say before the tall, dark haired and light eyed man before him interjected with, "Just as I always have done,"A frown furrowed the King's brow. "Do not speak out of turn, Elthen. You would do well to remember your place,""Uncle," Ciaraen, the elder twin, said, "What Elthen has said is true; he has travelled these lands many, many times before.
TCoR: A HistoryTHE SEVEN KINGDOMS - the world of TCoRA HISTORYBefore the tale of the Crown of Raithern began, when the leaves, of red, amber and brown had started their fated dance towards the forest floor, King Tarin and Queen Elanae were blessed with their first son, Alaeric. A year later came Arddyn, born when the moon was a mere sliver in the sky. Next came the unexpected twins, Aelion and Albane, who were opposite in both looks and nature but somehow managed to complete each other.The Royal family was seemingly complete and for many years they lead their people to prosperity and strength. Then, on a night that was the darkest night of the Kingdom, the Queen's life was stolen away. The King, overcome by grief, lost his mind to the shadows for many years. Until he met Sybellyn, a Princess from a far off land, who brought light and joy back into his life. She bore him three more sons, Alindor, Arthel and Ardrethe.However, as every family knew, there would ca
The Crown of RaithernThe Crown of RaithernBY K.M.LAMBA tale,Of Kings and of Queens.Of one who defies,And one who defends.All in the presence of the once and future sovereign,Lost amidst a battle without end. Of shadows and secrecy and red falling leaves,Of strength and of allies,At the heart of Raithern,Where the golden crown lies.