Arran Barran and Igrayne

This is the story of love blossoming out of tragedy. Arran Barran is a shy young man with a terribly unfortunate name, Igrayne, the girl who teased him for so many years. When their lives are torn apart by supernatural monsters they find a common ground. But things aren’t going to be easy…

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Lochan does not know what to do30th November 1101

Two months later

Cindra, Garrick’s wife has gone into labour after they had an argument. Garrick has been haunted with nightmares of his dead sister, Isabelle and it appears he had more to do with her death than he is letting on. If he gets drunk then he doesn’t dream anymore, but Cindra hasn’t been sleeping too well…

Garrick waits28th February 1102

The next day

Gena Ulcar, Noah’s wife is blind. She was anticipating the birth of her baby with great joy, though afraid that she might not make a good mother.

Noah goes outside29th February 1102

Two and a half weeks later

Gena has not been doing well, overwhelmed with exhaustion from taking care of the baby. Noah has sent for Hepsie, the midwife to see if she can do anything to help.

Hepsie watches her face19th March 1102

One and a half months later

Cindra has been attacked by a strange creature, a gentleman known as Cebrien de Voire who tried to bite her. Lochan rescued her but she was injured. Eallair, the King has been struggling with the responsibility of te Kingdom suddenly thrust on him.

Lochan decides28th April 1102

Two months later

Lyiss is the sister of the King’s steward, Garald Elmvarn. Nyawe is Garald’s sensual wife who seems to be a bit more than he can handle. Kelgar Shildfrith is one of the castle guards and Maire and Igrayne are kitchen maids.

Lyiss is only LyissJune 24th 1102

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Kelgar is not enough manJune 24th 1102

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Lochan’s ill wife Isaura recently gave birth to their first child after many miscarriages, a daughter, Yvaine. Sister Mella, a nun traumatised by the attack on their city, Branwhuld disappeared months ago. The priest, Father Harndall and the Countess Valeriya were attacked and from what they can remember, Sister Mella was their attacker.

Lochan asks a dreadful thingJune 25th 1102

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Igrayne screamsJune 26th 1102

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Arran’s wounds are reopenedJune 26th 1102

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Arran lives the night againJune 26th 1102

One and a half weeks later

Igrayne has a visitor6th July 1102

Two days later

Igrayne has two more visitors8th July 1102

One and a half months later

Lisbet’s husband, the Knight Cordell Arwaduhn was attacked by a great, black dog, the same as the one Arran saw in the forest when Igrayne was attacked. He was very ill for a time and still has a scar on his face. Cindra has found out the truth about Isabelle, that her husband was responsible for her death and since then their relationship has soured.

Igrayne gets a new dress17th August 1102

Two and a half weeks later

Maire has developed quite the crush on Kelgar and she visited him when she was ill, determined to give herself to him. She chickened out at the last minute however. We also learned then that she dreamed of him on midsummer night.

Maire burns the porridge4th October 1102

One month later

Igrayne goes to wish31st October 1102

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Arran and Igrayne watch the sunset31st October 1102

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Illewen’s husband was killed by the creatures not many moons passed. Polina Shildfrith, head kitchen maid has been trying to find a new husband for the grieving woman, though she doesn’t seem ready at all.

Illewen wishes31st October 1102

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Igrayne remembers a doll31st October 1102

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Igrayne is hollow31st October 1102

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Igrayne gets some advice31st October 1102

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Osras is Polina’s husband and Kelgar’s brother. Both brothers competed for her affection but Osras won. Illewen’s husband, Vance was Kelgar’s friend. Kelgar was standing guard the night Vance was killed, and made a promise to him to watch over his wife and child.

Kelgar makes a mess of things again31st October 1102

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Kelgar finds Igrayne31st October 1102

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Nell finds Arran31st October 1102

Three and a half weeks later

The creature inhabiting the body of Sister Mella has been dispatched. Father Harndall insisted she deserve a proper burial. Igrayne has gone to visit her grave.

Igrayne finds a joke25th November 1102

One and a half weeks later

Noah and Arran prepare for the winter5th December 1102

Five weeks later

Kelgar fulfils a promise9th January 1103

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Igrayne hears a crying squirrel9th January 1103

Three days later

Igrayne’s heart floats free12th January 1103

Five weeks later

Arran feels the warmth15th February 1103

Three months later

The Earl’s wife, Valeriya confessed to adultery with the priest Father Harndall. But things aren’t exactly as they seem… Since there are no other priests on the island, for now Harndall is still performing ceremonies, though no one feels particularly comfortable about it.

Arran says the words6th May 1103

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Maire wishes she were anywhere else6th May 1103

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Igrayne soars above6th May 1103