New Reader View for mobile phones and older eyes

Sunday 3 July 2022

Greetings, loyal readers and new arrivals who somehow stumbled upon this story.

Some of you have mentioned that you are rereading or considering rereading the entire saga, and having just finished the same, I know that this old site is tough to read on mobile phones or new, high-​definition monitors. (Or is it just my eyes that are no longer as sharp as they were fifteen years ago?)

Now, a complete rewrite of the site is out of the question – it’s barely holding together all these years later as it is – but I would like to share with you a stripped-​down, mobile-​friendly version (with a larger font) that I cobbled together for myself during my reread so I could comfortably read on my phone. No comments, no sidebars, no character lists, nothing besides the story and the pictures and links to the next and previous chapters. I call it Reader View.

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All The Spoilers: Happily Ever After

Friday 29 November 2013

This section is a brain dump of miscellaneous plans I had for various people and story lines.


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All The Spoilers: Nine Sisters and the Apocalypse

Friday 29 November 2013

This section outlines the basis of my story world in terms of how the supernatural races came to be, and the cause and purpose of the “meddling” that has led to history bending away from what we know.

If you’re only interested in who ends up marrying whom, skip to the next post. >8)


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But Also the End

Friday 29 November 2013

Skip to the end

“With the bedtime stories for little girls, there is a trick, which I tell you. When you see she is almost asleep, you must skip to the end.”

— Osh, Malcolm learns the trick of bedtime tales

Today is the Eighth Anniversary of the beginning of this story.

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Thank you, and more

Monday 3 December 2012

To everyone who commented on the anniversary post, on one of the new Prologue Chapters, or really, on anything I’ve written here ever – thank you. I’ve thanked you all before for all you’ve given me by acting as the canvases on which I’ve been able to paint this story, but I also appreciate the support you’ve given me over the years, and especially the encouragement these last days. I am honoured and flattered by your praise, but more than that you’ve made me feel less guilty about my doubts about what I’m going to do next. You’ve turned it from something I “failed at,” because it has sputtering out lately, into something I have perhaps grown beyond, but which I will always look back on with fondness.

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Seven Year Itch

Thursday 29 November 2012

I haven’t posted a new chapter since mid-​September, and I haven’t posted here on Verso since March. I’ve commented a few times here and there, but I know some of you have been worried about me. So to start this anniversary post, I want to thank everyone for missing my story, for missing me, for your emails, and for your concern. I am still here and I am fine. I have missed you. I have presents for you.

Prologue Chapter Advent Calendar

2012 Edition

Chapter 1860“Sigefrith meets a man in love”

Chapter 1861“Githa’s dowry gets an airing”

Chapter 1862“Ethelmund’s wife returns home”

Coming December 16th

Coming December 23rd


It has been seven years since I started the story of Lothere.


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The Well-Dressed Viking IIIa: Tykes

Tuesday 20 March 2012

No pictures in this post, but I wanted to make sure those who read updates via RSS will see this addition.

There was a small mapping problem in G-Knee’s original child mesh, which is why I originally made no child recolors of the Well-​Dressed Viking original set.

G-​Knee has now fixed the mesh so that the adult texture lines up perfectly on the child, so I did all 13 colors of the Well-​Dressed Viking for children as well.

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The Well-Dressed Viking IV: Saxon Collar

Sunday 18 March 2012

The Well-Dressed Viking IV

Yes, Well-​Dressed Vikings were all I did this weekend. :bunny:

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The Well-Dressed Viking III: Tots and Teens

Sunday 18 March 2012

The Well-Dressed Viking III

Plumb Bob Keep member G-​Knee made teen, child, and toddler versions of my favorite mesh for medieval men: iamliz’s Russian Viking Tunic. So to celebrate I made us some recolors!

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The Well-Dressed Viking IIa: Teen Apron Gowns

Sunday 4 March 2012

Teen viking apron dress

Van heard my plea to have a teen version of this dress, so she kindly whipped one up for us using a snug little mesh from Parsimonious which almost everyone has: mesh_​k8parsftfrengown021605. Thanks, Van!

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