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Kalei, Chapter 1Lady Kalei, the King wishes your presence.Kalei, Chapter 1 by RiseofDarkFire
Kalei nodded. Lady Kalei. She liked the title, although it was in question. She was from a family of nobility. When her mother died, her second husband (not Kaleis father) had remarried Princess Cyrelle, but both had died of plague shortly after. Since she had no other family, Kalei had passed into the care of the King himself. Since he was Princess Cyrelles half-brother, this made her his half-step-niece, almost a member of the royal family.
The King was in his chambers. He spent too much time there than was good for him, Kalei thought, but he had been very ill recently and was only now recovering his strength. Your Majesty, she said, sinking into a formal curtsy. Behind her, she heard the door click shut as the courtier left. Kalei rose and ran to the Kings beside. He rose to a sitting position and squeezed her in a bear hug.
Thats my girl, he said, releasing her. Bother them
Kalei, IntermissionPrince Corvus stalked to the throne room, where his brothers were meeting as planned. He was late. He didnt offer an apology; he simply slid in and dared his brothers to comment. None did. The Head unofficially, simply the Head; officially the Head of a long string of things nobody could remember gave him an odd look, but didnt say anything.Kalei, Intermission by RiseofDarkFire
The King is dead, the Head told them by way of preamble. There are four brothers alive now. The King has decided that, instead of splitting the kingdom, you must find the Star. The kingdom will remain under my control until one of you brings the Star back.
All the princes stared. But nobodys seen the Star in decades, Marcellus said. Corvus calculated quickly. His father knew that the kingdom couldnt remain ruler-less for any length of time. Thus, the Star was findable.
The King has given me three sets of runes, the Head continued. They will lead you t
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