NaNoWriMo Day 20

Realized it’s been a couple days since last I posted an update – today I didn’t write as much as I’ve been doing, but I did pass the 40k mark, so I think I’m doing ok.

Word Count: 1042


Arie huffed out a quiet sigh. “We thought that was a little weird when Kelaven wanted the full amount up front,” she admitted. “He mentioned something about needing to pass along some of the take to his employer. The Order is hiring out wilderness guides now, and we thought maybe that would mean better behavior out of him.”

Lyrson frowned. “The Order … Order of Stewards? They’re hiring out guides?”

“Most of the guides you can find in the cities are all members of the Order, or have been put on some kind of retainer with them by now,” Erio said. He made it sound like it was the most normal thing to point out in the world, the fact that all travel in the timewilds was being bought up and overseen by one group.

Lyrson didn’t like the sound of that at all. For one thing, it only extended the Order’s reach beyond places they’d actually moved into. If they were collecting the wilderness experts, it was only a matter of time before they collected the wilderness.

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