Following the story begun in ‘The Light and the Eye of the Cobra’, the scene is set for the Silent Eye Workshop 2015 – River of the Sun.
1279 BCE, The Nile at Philae
Darkness had just fallen when the Dark Apep rounded the curve in the river and fixed its course on the stone landing of the Island of Philae. The ranks of the Obion Guard relaxed their stroke, feathering their oars as one. Menascare, the most trusted friend and arch mage of the Pharaoh elect, strode from the raised command point at the rear of the craft and stood with him in the prow, looking at the lights of torches which ringed the fringes of the temple island.
“A welcome, Hem?” asked Menascare, using the newly significant royal form of address.
“No,” said the Pharaoh elect, “they could not know of our arrival. We travel in darkness for a reason . . .”
“Then why their lights?”
“I think we join them at a fortuitous time.”
“A ritual in progress?”
The younger man put the wooden…
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