Tales of Anmar by Penny Lane

Julina of Blackstone - 083 - Filling Stations

Julina’s life begins to settle down after a hectic phase

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

083 – Filling Stations

The Voyage of the Visund -1-

In the docks at Dekarran, a visiting ship is being made ready for a voyage upstream along the Sirrel...on the dockside above, Captain Eriana Embriktsdottir receives unpleasant news. Although her initial fears are calmed by those in authority, she still has concerns. Meanwhile, her ship must be victualed, crewed and prepared for impending departure.

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The Voyage of the Visund

A tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

1 - A Disappearance and a Departure


This account begins approximately two bells after Garia's disappearance on her second visit to Blackstone.

The Voyage of the Visund

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In the docks at Dekarran, a visiting ship, captained by Eriana Embriktsdottir, is being made ready for a voyage upstream along the Sirrel.

The ship has been commissioned to convey Duke Wallesan and his close advisor, Maralin, back to the city of Joth, after which her captain and crew will undertake an exploratory voyage upstream along the countries of the Great Valley.

What surprises will Eriana and her crew of exiled Norsemen encounter as they travel the mighty Sirrel?

Julina of Blackstone - 082 - Bunkhouse Blues

A day trip to Bezlet and back should surely be doable for a frayen rider?

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

082 – Bunkhouse Blues

Julina of Blackstone - 081 - Same Old Loop

Julina continues to go round and round in several ways

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

081 – Same Old Loop

Julina of Blackstone - 080 - The Question

Julina wavers back and forth as a certain amount of untidiness precedes the departure of the Royal Party

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

080 – The Question

What Milsy Did -28-

The news of the Battle on the Highway reaches the palace overnight causing distress and confusion. Although Milsy is disturbed by what she hears, she knows that rumor will only make everything sound worse. At the Coke Works, the inauguration goes ahead with some setbacks while later, she finally meets some of those returning from the north.

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28 - The Shock of Battle

What Milsy Did -27-

After a disturbed night Milsy gets a new jacket for her work suit, learns that Dyenna would like a clock, discovers a chamber she never knew existed and has ideas to improve the palace alarm system. However, during the day messages begin to arrive indicating that something strange may be happening out in the countryside...

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27 - Ominous Signs

Julina of Blackstone - 079 - There's a Prince in my Bedchamber

Prince Keren surprises Julina and leaves her speechless – for a little while

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

079 – There’s a Prince in my Bedchamber

What Milsy Did -26-

Domestic matters occupy Milsy's morning but lunch time bring unexpected and unwelcome news, that those of Yod have invaded Joth. Rumors naturally fly around the palace and Milsy struggles to concentrate. At the evening meal, Robanar brings further information.

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26 - Distant Drums

Return of the Prince

When your father sends you on a journey to fulfil an impossible task, a point must come when you have to return home and face him.

When your father is also the King of a land of warriors, who is liable to use his sword freely, and you are the runt of the family, your future prospects are even more fragile...

Return of the Prince

a Tale of Anmar

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What Milsy Did -25-

Eriana struggles to adjust to the customs of a court which is somewhat more sophisticated than that of her father. Her appearance at breakfast is... embarrassing, but the King and Queen already have a plan. Terys asks Milsy to keep an eye on the palace visitors as the day unfolds.

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25 - Corridor Encounters

What Milsy Did -24-

A foreign Princess has arrived at the palace and Milsy is called in to assist, as she is the one most familiar with the visitor. What she discovers causes confusion and embarrassment to all.

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24 - Culture Shock

What Milsy Did -23-

Milsy's roll-out of clocks in the palace comes to an abrupt halt when one refuses to function. Tarvan gets ready to depart for Teldor while Fulvin disappears again. Matters are complicated further when a small group of strangely dressed visitors arrive, one of them of high status!

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23 - Unexpected Arrivals

What Milsy Did -22-

Milsy and Tarvan spend some time out at the home of the Royal Astronomer, installing the clocks he requested. On their return to the palace they learn of a recent disaster, which causes plans to be changed.

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22 - Field Work

What Milsy Did -21-

Milsy and Tarvan complete the wiring of the first two clocks helped by some of the other palace guildsmen. Startling and alarming news is heard from afar which upsets the King and Queen, causing consequences which include Milsy having to find somewhere else to live. Finally, the new clocks are started, fascinating both servants and royals!

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21 - A Disturbing Report

Julina of Blackstone - 078 - Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Supervisors old and new, official and unofficial

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

078 – Dedicated Followers of Fashion

What Milsy Did -20-

Milsy and Tarvan climb the High Tower to view the installation of lightning rods. It is the first outing for her new inventor's suit. Later on, the experimental coke oven is run and Milsy investigates the gas which is expelled. In the evening, she receives some good news from Guildmaster Parrel.

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20 - Sparks and Flames

Snep's Day Out

After a hard winter and an early spring, the frayen of the palace stables are ready for a chance to get some fresh air and stretch their legs. Snep's rider has an idea for a destination.

Snep's Day Out

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Julina of Blackstone - 077 - What Is The Point?

Julina learns much and teaches some, in a matter of mere Bells.

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

077 – What Is The Point?

What Milsy Did -19-

After a fitting of her new outfit Milsy considers some radical changes to the clock design. It becomes clear that the clockmaking work must be handed over to the Clockmakers' Guild and Milsy accidentally finds a way to manage that, in the process getting a recommendation for a promotion!

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19 - Shock and Awe

Julina of Blackstone - 076 - The Unaware Interviewee

Davabet's first ride in the country culminates in surprising conversations

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

076 – The Unaware Interviewee

Julina of Blackstone - 075 - Companionship and Greenery

Family matters precede Davabet's formal employment and an Assembly Meeting tells us much more of what is going on.

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

075 – Companionship and Greenery

Julina of Blackstone - 074 - Team Gatherings

A double surprise leads onto even more surprises as Julina's day progresses. An unexpected encounter ends up with again surprising results.

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

074 – Team Gatherings

What Milsy Did -17-

The King asks Milsy to discover what Fulvin is doing - he is neglecting his work as palace jeweler and Their Majesties have become concerned. An unexpected outing into an industrial part of the city follows and Milsy accidentally triggers a social revolution!

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17 - Fulvin's Obsession

What Milsy Did -16-

Milsy and Tarvan accompany Parrel to see a recent development suggested by Garia. What they find is a development new to Anmar but still in its infancy, a modern blast furnace. They see how the huge brick tower can easily produce pure iron but there is a loading problem. Milsy remembers something that happened to her long ago in the castle...

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16 - The Tower of Fire

What Milsy Did -15-

Milsy is deep in the clock project and has to find a way to deflect the attentions of Bayorn and the Clockmakers' Guild. A demonstration almost goes right and then Robanar makes an important decision.

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15 - Into the Whirlwind

What Milsy Did -14-

Milsy begins to adjust to public life in the palace and her first occasion is in front of the Palace Guard. Fresh men are chosen and added to her small detail. The new clock for Master Gerdas is assembled and Milsy has to explain to Robanar why it is needed, with the result that the King makes a far-reaching decision. Later, disturbing news is received...

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14 - The Volunteers

Julina of Blackstone - 072 - Fall Out From The Big Bang

Julina finds life a little different after The Demonstration

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

072 – Fall Out From The Big Bang

What Milsy Did -13-

Milsy gets her badge, visits a glassworks and subsequently has to consult Rosilda. The second clock arrives and is wired up, the clocks are tested and news arrives from the far north which results in Milsy being released from her primary duty.

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13 - News from the North

What Milsy Did -12-

Milsy has an unexpected meeting with the Royal Astronomer and receives an unusual request. A chance meeting in the corridor causes her to consider her future. Later in the laboratory Milsy and Tarvan begin to dismantle the provided clock, discovering that the Clockmakers' Guild have not made their task easy.

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12 - Mechanisms and Arrangements

Julina of Blackstone - 071 - Little Parties

Julina gets the first two surprises she mentioned, amongst a series of little 'parties'.

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

071 – Little Parties

What Milsy Did -11-

Milsy is anxious to begin working on the promised clock but her day is side-tracked into more domestic matters. As she travels around the palace her appearance causes more confusion, especially following a visit to the Salon. Eventually Tarvan appears with good news of a sort, and with an unexpected gift!

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11 - Domestic Concerns

What Milsy Did -10-

Milsy's life takes another turn when she is offered guild membership by Parrel. With an enhanced escort Milsy, Tarvan and Parrel travel to the Hall of the Guilds to meet some senior Guildmasters who agree, but then must come a difficult confrontation at the Clockmakers Guildhall.

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10 - Journeywoman

What Milsy Did -9-

In the laboratory Milsy varnishes some wire until an unexpected interruption leads to a visit to the chamber of the Great Clock that keeps time for the whole palace. It does not take long for her to discern how it functions and, naturally, she begins to have ideas to improve the mechanism. The guildsmen of the Clockmakers' Guild are not impressed...

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9 - The Great Clock

What Milsy Did -8-

Today is the day when Milsy gets her first look at the laboratory, wherein Garia and Tarvan have been conducting strange experiments. She learns the rudiments of magnetism and electricity and begins helping in the construction of some electrical devices. Later, Tarvan has not one but two proposals to put to her!

What Milsy Did

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8 - In the Questor's Laboratory

What Milsy Did -7-

Milsy and Bursila continue their efforts to learn to read, but the only materials available are difficult to follow. After lunch, the two set out to continue their exploration of the palace but become lost and attempts to find their way back result in a meeting Milsy would rather have avoided.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

7 - "You, Girl!"

What Milsy Did -6-

Milsy begins her reading lessons, accompanied by Bursila. The next day their lessons continue but now include writing. After several days the Queen relents and Milsy takes her first look at the labyrinth of palace corridors.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

6 - Reading Lessons

Julina of Blackstone - 068 - First Young Steps

Julina encourages the younger ones to grow

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Julina of Blackstone
Her Chronicles, Book 2

by Julia Phillips

068 – First Young Steps

Book 2 - Anthology 3 - Development Explosion

 

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The World changes more rapidly than anyone on it ever imagined it could

What Milsy Did -5-

The two Guildsmen show Milsy the clothing which Garia wore when she arrived on Anmar, which amazes her greatly and results in an astonishing conclusion. Deficiencies in her wardrobe are discovered and Rosilda requested to remedy the omissions. Steps are taken to obtain reading lessons and Milsy's education about the routine of the palace continues.

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A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

5 - The Guildsmen

What Milsy Did -4-

A tense standoff is resolved by the Queen and then Milsy has to consider what these two men can do for her. She struggles to understand the routine of the palace and realizes she has some important gaps in her education.

What Milsy Did

A Tale of Anmar by Penny Lane

4 - Settling In

What Milsy Did -3-

Milsy is smuggled over the Sirrel and the substitution is made with Garia. She spends a night at South Slip and meets the other noble women before joining the King and Queen for the procession south to the capital. When they arrive at the palace she is taken to Garia's suite but discovery threatens...

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3 - The Royal Procession

What Milsy Did -2-

Milsy learns more about the person she is supposed to be, discovering that a whole new world awaits her beyond the castle. There are near misses, changes of plan and much waiting around until the time comes to begin the deception. She is introduced to the guardsmen who will be escorting her and then she secretly leaves the castle to prepare for the substitution.

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