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The Tea Wars, a story of Rin & Girey, reposted for Patreon


This story re-energized my interest in Reiassan. Written to a prompt of eseme‘s (“something about tea”), it hits on a quiet moment in the journey of Rin & Girey.

Rin & Girey are, of course, the protagonists of the will-someday-be-a-novel, Into Lannamer, the beginnings of which sparked this whole setting in the first place.

Originally Posted July 17th, 2010.

Tea-time was one of Rin’s favorite rituals, one of the few gentilities that remained to her after years at war. On the trail, it became even more precious – a welcome relief from the saddle, a pause to fill her stomach, the kick in the tea that would keep her awake until it was time to camp.

She brewed the tea herself…

read on…

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Rin & Girey’s Campsite, Updated

The Cartographers’ Guild does a monthly Lite Mapping Challenge, so I took my Five-Minute Map sketch and … made it better.

Not perfect, but better.

And then I had a small panic attack, and then I submitted it.

It’s one of Rin & Girey’s campsites, early in the story.

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Landing Page: Reiassan

Reiassan

The two largest (and only surviving) nations on the continent of Reiassan have been at war, on and off, for centuries, gobbling up all smaller nations in their wake. Now, in the 20th year of Emperor Alessely, the Northern nation of Callenia has conquered the Southern nation of Bithrain.

In the aftermath of the war, one healer in the Emperor’s Army, a woman named Rin, has taken as a captive a Bitrani soldier. Although she calls him Girey of Tugia, and has convinced him to do the same, her prisoner is the surviving heir of the deposed-and-soon-to-be-executed King of Bithrain. Now she is bringing him home, across the long mountainous countryside to the far northern Callanthe capital city of Lannamer.

Reiassan is a fantasy story with romantic elements. The still-very –new Steam!Reiassan is set quite some time in the future in the same country, and is a steampunk setting.

NB: The setting is constantly evolving. While the stories are in the process of being edited for the e-book, the versions here on livejournal/dreamwidth will have some setting inconsistencies – horses v. goats, etc.

Temporary add-on landing page here.


Places to start
Abduction For the Rin/Girey story, with an LJ login.
Coming Soon (LJ), a trailer for the Rin/Girey story
Sword (LJ) – sets the tone of an earlier era
Discovery (LJ) – for the Steam/Edally era
Edally Academy


Test Synopsis: Rin & Girey Novel (No Xpost)

Rin/Girey Stories include:
Abduction – Rin & Girey meet
Packed Up – they begin their voyage
First Night (LJ)- Donor Perk
1st Night Pt2 (LJ) – Donor Perk
Relics – the next day on the trip – – available in Tales for the Sugar Cat
Case of the Crankies
Talking to the Children (LJ)- Donor Perk; Rin’s side of “Case of the Crankies.”
Escape 1 (LJ)
Escape 2 (LJ) [these 2 a donor perk]
In the Wrong River ((did not x-post)
Hurt/Comfort (LJ) {Beta/Donor}
In Context – visiting old friends – available in Tales for the Sugar Cat
Unexpected Hello (LJ), still in Ossulund
Not. Jealous. (LJ)- still, still in Ossulund
Furlough (Lj) and yet still in Ossulund.
Bed-Warmer (LJ) – what IS she going to do with him?
Being Brought In (LJ)

Blade (LJ)

Baths (LJ) – timeline not totally certain here
Enemy – who is the enemy, anyway?
Meat of the Matter (LJ)
Bare Bones (LJ) [Beta]
Skeleton Key (LJ) [donor perk]
Ambush (LJ [Beta/donor]
Ghosts of Memory (LJ) Girey ponders
TeaTime – a conversation over tea
Heroes – after a bad morning – available in Tales for the Sugar Cat
Holiday – a drabble on downtime
Pause in the Journey – another drabble, on thinking about their route
View-Point – two days out from Lannamer
untitled – rained in
Crossing Into Lannamer
Bridged, on the bridge into Lannamer. Sponsor for $20
Identity (LJ Link), on the streets of Lannamer.
Wedding Plans (LJ Link), right after Identity
Revelation (LJ) – Donor Perk
Is This a Kissing Book? (LJ) – Donor Perk; they Kiss!
Menagerie (did not x-post) (probably not canon)
Back Way (LJ) (Donor Perk)
“Come to Bed” (LJ)
In Bed (LJ), after “Come to Bed” [Beta]
Morning After (LJ) [Access-list only]
Virginity/Celibacy (LJ), a drabble.
Under Scrutiny (LJ)
(3 day gap to be filled here)
Dressing (LJ)
Mother Knows… (LJ)
Encountering Dad (LJ)
Further Discussion Follows (LJ)

Of the world but not of Rin & Girey:
In the Past (the War-Torn Era)
Sword (LJ)
The Empress Who Would Be Goat-Wife (LJ)
Mighty Sword (LJ Link), from an earlier era of Callanthe
Giving up the Ghost (LJ)
Carrying the Spirit (LJ) (also in an earlier era)

In the Present (the Peacemaking Era)
A Myth of Reiassan
Skill & Dreams
Invocation
Warning
The Enemy’s City (LJ
Ask the Character: Rin (LJ)
Wild Horses (Lj)

Coming Soon (LJ), a trailer

In the Future (the Steam Era)
<a href="http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/130013.html”>Planning
Husbands and Wifes (DW) [Beta]
Road Map To… (LJ), a story of Steam!Callenia
Linkback and Donation Incentive story (LJ)

Edally Era, “Discovery” (2 storylines)
Discovery (LJ)
Discovery Part II (LJ)
Part III (LJ)
Part IV (LJ)
Part V (LJ)
77 Words (LJ)

Part Fnarg (LJ)
Part Shnarg (LJ) – Psychometry

Edally Era – in Edally
Light a Candle for me (on Patreon)

Wordlbuilding
Conlanging
History (LJ)
Kids and Kids (LJ)
Snow and Snowshoes (LJ)
Fire (LJ)
The Dairy Case (LJ)
posers and Fakes (LJ)
Waste (LJ)
Plunder! (LJ)
Art and Needle-Art (Also Maps) (LJ)
Meals (LJ)
Eating (LJ)
Knife, Sword (LJ)
Tent and Goat, Pot and Blankets (LJ)
Saddles (LJ)
Names and Conlanging (LJ)

Magic of the Calenyena (LJ)

Callenan poetry, a brief treatise (LJ)

Fanfic
Read rix_scaedu‘s ongoing fanfiction series, set in Edally era. The first story is here; the tag encompassing all of them is here.

[personal profile] meeks‘ picture of Rin and her riding goat – and two details:

A draft map of Reiassan is discussed here.
History of Reiassan notes – part the first (LJ)
Worldbuilding: The Trip (LJ)

Icons by djinni:

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The Author, in Rin-era Calenyena clothing.

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Interuniversal Women’s Day: Rin

written to [personal profile] rix_scaedu‘s prompt here: Rin on finding out she can’t escape being Empress.
Written rather after the extant stuff.

Rin had been staring at paperwork for well over four hours. She had every archivist, priest, librarian, scholar, and historian in the entity of Lannamer looking over the papers with her.

Finally, her distant cousin Indiekdiek shook his head. “It is possible. It would pass the inheritance on to one of them, however. And because they are not considered unsuitable, we couldn’t simply get them removed from succession.”

“And marrying Girey? That doesn’t make me ineligible?”

“You married a prince.” Indiek shook his head at her. “To quote the Empress Akatarinakata, ‘it matters not why other nations seek to put crowns on their people. We will give them the courtesy of assuming they are at least as stringent as us.’ Well, that’s a bit of a paraphrase.”

Rin looked over at the Empress Akatarinakata’s biography. The woman had won wars riding at the very front of the raids. “I’m not going to argue with her, at least, no matter how long she’s been dead.”

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Into Lannamer First and Last lines, 5th day of nano (yesterday)

First line of yesterday, Into Lannamer:
He sat back and glared at her. “You want to disguise me.”

Last line of yesterday, Into Lannamer:
He’d have to pay closer attention if he didn’t want to get caught in the middle of escaping.

290 words yesterday on Into Lannamer, bringing the total to 3582

Total of 2673 words yesterday, bringing the total to 10,258.

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Into Lannamer First and Last lines, 4th day of nano

First line of today, Into Lannamer:
He gaped at her. “I want to go home. I’m the-”

Last line of today, Into Lannamer:
“It’s like throwing a blanket over a goat and pretending it’s a table. But if you add enough blankets, even a goat-herder might be fooled.”

628 words today, 3292 words running total on Into Lannamer.

A grand total of 1,283 words today, bringing the total to 7,585.

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Into Lannamer First and Last lines, 3rd day of nano

First line of yesterday, Into Lannamer:
It was a good choice

Last line of yesterday, Into Lannamer:
She settled cross-legged with her knees nearly touching his, so that she, at least, didn’t need to raise her voice.

808 words yesterday, 2664 words running total on Into Lannamer.

A grand total of 1,655 words yesterday, bringing the total to 6,302. Whee!

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Into Lannamer First and Last lines, 2nd day of nano

First line of today, Into Lannamer:
“The remaining army will need translators and, mm, cultural interpreters.”

Last line of today, Into Lannamer:
… or risk his own life by starting to complain again.

803 words yesterday, 1856 words running total on Into Lannamer.

A grand total of 1531 words yesterday, bringing the total to 4647. Whee!

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Into Lannamer First and Last lines, 1st day of nano

First line of today, Into Lannamer:
The war was over.

Last line of today, Into Lannamer:
But he was unlikely to be swinging any scythes either way.

1053 words into this project, 2268 words today and I’m not quite done yet.
(there was a write-in, and then I spent some time sitting outside feeding sticks into a fire. The wifi doesn’t reach to the firepit, soo…)

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Into Lannamer: the final (I hope) rewrite of a novel 10+ years in the making

Into Lannamer: Their Journey is Going Places

The war is over. Rin wants to go home. But if she doesn’t take the recalcitrant, difficult Girey with her, he’ll either be dead, the center of a rebellion neither nation can handle right now, or both.

Girey just wants to go home, too. But chained to the back of Rin’s goat, he’s finding himself going in exactly the wrong direction.

This is going to be a long journey!

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