Synopsis: Born humanish in the north land where magic is part of everyday life, Culleen Callawe’en has ever felt the outsider. Left to run wild in the forest, she learned the earthy nature of the Ancients from the time before magic came to her people. As a young woman, the difference became too strong; her longing to find magic too deep. So, with her wolf-dog, Vesta, she set out upon a quest to gain her own personal magic be it token, totem, or flowing in her veins.
Joined on her strange journey by raven Kuth sent from the north, the trio crossed the abandoned middle, found a fissure in the eastern escarpment, and arrived upon the sands of the great easterlies sea. A wraith-woman, glimpsed upon the shore, watched Culleen as she slept by the sea. Later, after climbing the dangerous sea cliffs path, while resting in a copse of stunted trees, Culleen was attacked. One arrow grazed Vesta before Culleen was able to knock the bow from the wraith-woman’s hands.
For Culleen, the arrow is imbued with some form of magic as she can now, as can all her people, understand the clacking raven speak. In a dream, she envisions the wraith-woman’s encampment, and hears a request for the return of the bow . . .
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