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|This is a part of my novel that Im writing - first time anyone has seen it - it tells of the human's finding their home, and their encounter with the seafolk (similar to mermaids) Please give me feedack as to what you think, this is just the first draft... There will be more to come; promise||
The Kings Records Coming to Yonbe
My people have existed for many long years, yet only a short span of time have we dwelt upon this shore. For our forefathers knew sea craft and sailed the unknown dark oceans. In my forbears time, life was lived eternally upon our ships (save those who went in search of fresh water) or within the seas cool caress.
Yet, not so long ago, my people grew weary of the rocking waves and we set out in search of our fresh water retreats. After years of searching we finally set foot upon this land, Yonbe Place of Stillness.
Thus did my forbears name the land for we had not known stillness such as this since before our oldest Greybeards could remember. Yet here we are still, dwelling in this still land.
We still sail upon the sea, as we would not lose the skills that we had depended on for so long. Thus it was that we met the Water People. We saw them first on the day of the Great storm. They chased our vessels back into the Bay, and when we tried to sail out again, they beseeched us with song, that made all of us long for home and hearth. Thus did all our folk survive the weather that terrible day, though we did not escape unscathed. Many of the young men folk were lost to these seductive swimmers, and their alluring voices.
Bittersweet is our friendship with them. For they still bring warnings of the harsh sea storms, and thus do us great service. Yet with every warning they bring, we lose more of our young folk. Be they man, woman or child, yet never so many that we would not survive.
We wall our city against all other strange folk that may walk or swim, for fear of losing all our kin, and as we are used to living with our own folk. We still live off the oceans provender though we have learned of the land cycles and now we reap a harvest of land and sea.
The sea still calls to us, and occasionally a group of young folk will go adventuring like the days of old. Yet we are happy living here in Yonbe, and here we shall stay, till the sea devours all.
Leslie King of Yonbe
History of the Kings line
|Chapter 08 - The Scout, part 2||Chapter 18, Nothing is as burdonsome as a secret|
|Chapter 01 - In the Beginning||Chapter 14, Shadowy explanations pt 1|
|Chapter 10, In the Royal Court, part 2||Chapter 05 - The Leave Taking, Part 2|