On the Eve of Elembivios, the cultures of Light celebrate the
and the return of life to the world after the long winter. As with
all things, the village of
straddles the line between Light and Dark during this celebration.
In the village, all old vows are broken and new vows are forged
under the light of Lunas. And those new vows include renewal of
feudal obligations and duties, apprenticeship contracts, and taking
a mate for the year. Everyone is expected to wear or carry
something old, something new, something blue, and to speak true for
Squire Edward Rolland
The young bastard son of a landless knight discovers he has new
obligations this year: the taking of a mate as proof of is physical
prowess and his ability to be a knight. And, the wealthy innkeeper
wants his future title for her daughter.
Kaelo ap Heather
Her mother has wealth: land and money. What the family is missing
are the titles that really set one apart from the rest. And, Squire
Edward is the most available target for advancement.
The wizards are preparing to chose their apprentices for the year.
All he has to do is convince them to pick him over all the rest of
the applicants while dodging the political pitfalls that come from
being more talented than the rest.
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