Lethean Shroud

  Rayanna leaned back from the table as the grisled stranger settled across from her. The lantern and rifle took up more than half of the meager space between them. As she pressed herself as far away as she could, the chair's gnarled branch spindles knuckled into her back. As he…

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Lethean Shroud

Rayanna stiffened. Her breath froze. The lantern swung from the approaching stranger's outstretched hand, his face still obscured by the misty darkness. "I get a name or my Colt. Right. Now." Her lips fumbled. A gun barrel gleamed in the sickly green light. She stammered, "I-I'm lost. I-" "Name." A howl…

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Lethean Shroud

Smoke writhed at the edges of the flames on her makeshift torch. Coiling and uncoiling, the wisps spirited their way upward in errant directions. Rayanna blinked away the ghoulish tendrils stinging her eyes. On the half-decayed carpet of oak leaves, her damp boots skidded downhill a few steps . The outer…

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Lethean Shroud

The shifting breeze swept occasional drafts of smoke into Rayanna's eyes. She squinted against the soot, but did not back away. With her bent legs hugged to her chest, she propped her chin on her knees and stared across the flame tips into the imperceptible wilds of the dark forest. The…

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