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Blessings of a Curse
Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran
By Wayne Edward Clarke
2012 Revision With American Imperial measurement units.
Copyright"2012 By Wayne Edward Clarke All Rights Reserved
This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and
any real persons living or dead is strictly coincidental. Books By
Wayne Edward Clarke:
The Rational Future Series: People Of The Tiger Hunters In The Sky
The Nexus Of Kellaran Series: Blessings Of A Curse The Fire And The
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appendix of encyclopedic facts and figures about Kellaran.
Wayne Edward Clarke, January 20, 2012.
Blessings Of A Curse
(If you are reading this account in a language other than Grand High
Draconian, you might consider making a contribution to the Translation
section of your local Magic Users Guild. XVD)
Yazadril watched the huge human walk blithely through the border Wards
of The Nine Valleys like they weren't even there, and his breath hissed
in between his teeth. The ancient mountain elf was stunned with
surprise for the first time in decades, and he nervously tugged his
long white beard in consternation. Nothing could pass the Wards unless
a Warder had admitted it, nothing! And since he was one of the
Warders, he knew with certainty that no such admission had occurred!
He felt a moment of fear, an emotion he had not experienced for
centuries, and quickly cast Unseen upon himself with a quietly hummed
note and a practiced gesture.
Then his intellect re-asserted itself. He reasoned that since the human
had been completely unaffected by the Illusions, Force Barriers, and
other magic defenses of the border Wards, he may also be unaffected by
the Unseen spell. That thought gave him another fright, and he
carefully moved behind a tree, then peered around it at the human.