Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #7

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Events appear to be more complicated.


No priest in the history of The Order had ever been charged with theft as far as Demeas could recall. He thought about how difficult this moment must be for Gallien, and took a deep breath as he thought of a way to ease his friend’s—his spiritual father’s—burden. He could think of nothing. The implications of this incident were grave. The H’Rhophyans enforced the judgments of the religious orders and the Kingdom magistrates wherever The Order served. For someone within The Order to perpetrate this crime could have longstanding ramifications, bringing The Order’s integrity into question.

“There is something else,” continued Gallien as he twirled the signet ring he used to seal documents. “Five other copies of The Pillars have been stolen from other Temples in the past week, and more thefts are feared.”

“Why haven’t I heard of this until now?”


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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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4 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #7

  1. Kim Magennis says:

    I enjoyed this John, thank you for sharing.

  2. Quite the situation! Minor suggestion, in the second sentence you use the word ‘thought’ twice. Also “he thought of a way to ease…” implies the character did come up with a solution. Maybe change that part to say something like he wished he could suggest a solution, or? But I’m really intrigued by the theft of the books!

  3. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Theft is bad enough. Theft by a priest is worse. Theft by a priest whose order has a spotless history is worst of all.

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