||Issue: 274 | 12th day of Sleeping, Y9
|Shad and Saura: The Story of Elversti - Part TenSaura pricked his ears up. He could easily hear sounds from the stronghold at this height where there was nothing but a few miles of thin air between him and the Fortress. "They're preparing for the attack..."|
|In This Together: Part Seven"Kougra? Oh, be sure I've seen one," the old Zafara snapped, slamming her mixing ladle against the side of her cauldron with an enormous clang. "He was here..."|
|The Hoarders: Part Six"Are you ready for your second day?" The muscles on his face twitched a little, but he kept his expression serious. "You've definitely proven yourself already, so I think today we can move to the next level."|
|Whispers: Part FiveWithout giving her time to catch her breath, the Soul Eater struck out at her again...|
|The Petpet Detectives: Case of the Disappearing Deaver - Part FiveThe figure turned around, dropping the item. It skidded across the floor and hit me in the foot. I bent to pick it up, a whittling knife. Then my lantern and eyes moved upwards...|
|Revisited: Part Five"Yes, but we do need to be careful. None of the rest of us wants to get caught." He looked around at everyone in the group, leading them back toward the way they had come, intending to return to the hallway. No one really wanted to go back...|
|Lao and the Legend of the Sun: Part Four"It must have been Yang," Lao decided. Only the evil Draik would ever suggest such a frightening prospect. But Lao remained uncertain. The Draik had known the words of the haiku Rorru had given, and Lao was nearly positive that Ying had been the one to lead him toward Rorru's dwelling...|
|Flame of Ice: The Story of a Warrior - Part Four"The coins," the Draik said calmly,
"are magical. They were made long ago after the Gelert defeated the creature by a young Xweetok. She gave them to the Gelert and his friend, a Draik. They were declared the Guardians..."|
|A Heroine's Heist: Part ThreeStan had finally caught up with the Elephante guards and now stood behind them. He watched in awe as Cassie climbed up the gates...|
|A Very Feepit Christmas: Part FourEvery time either one of them mentioned anything about getting rid of the "little pest," Cadmium's huge green eyes filled up with tears, and she would protest, pointing out that the Feepit always behaved around her...|
|Cylara's Journey: Part ThreeJust as she felt that she could go no further, Cylara saw an orange glint. Even in the darkness, it seemed to glow somehow...
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|Chronicles of the Court Rogue: Jealousy - Part TwoThe pirate Lupess muttered to herself as she escaped out into the main part of Brightvale's castle. Rolan had, probably rather foolishly, given Mareian permission to roam freely about the castle. The Lupess planned on taking full advantage of that to explore and find all the escape routes. Old habits die hard...|
|The Blue Blumaroo: Part TwoMelissa had agreed to join her two best friends on a shopping trip (the second in two days), not because she wanted to actually buy anything, but because she wanted to find a friend for her little brother Joey. It sounded completely bizarre, of course, but...|
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