Were-Flight

A short story by Lisa Woodworth

Publishing History

Timeline Notes

  1. p405. Tirath rode into the abbey at Rhystead (somewhere in the north) with Khemrys on her back and a dying Herwyd across her saddlebow. Tirath's House fallen to Hounds of Alizon during Invasion of High Hallack.
  2. p406. Tirath met Herwyd in the fens1 when she was sick from fever and he cared for her until she was well. They then exchanged vows before riding north 'seeking news of her kin and of the fighting brothers from which he'd become separated.'2. In time Khemrys was born.3 When Khemrys was 11 her mother Tirath died.
  3. p407. 'a few scant months' after Khemrys born Herwydin dies.4
  4. p408. Three years pass since her mother's death. Near the end of the Year of the Sphinx the abbess dies and is replaced by an outsider, abbess Rosera.
  5. p414. Khemrys is 16 years old (Old enough to marry).
  6. p415. Khemrys Changes into a Pard for the first time.
  7. p417. Several months pass. Khemrys changes and cannot return to the Abbey.
  8. p419. Harlyn arrives at Rhysdale late afternoon in late summer. He and his horse Keldar had ridden far over a couple years: "from the Waste south even unto Trevamper, site of the Great Fair of the Dales".
  9. p.421. Harlyn hears of Khemrys's transformation, now a few months past. A woman of Power sings a song about Khemyrs with sympathy for her plight and later tells Harlyn that he is to seek out Khemyrs as part of a pattern laid out by Gunnora (p.422). As he leaves he feels Khemyrs's eyes on him. (p.423)
  10. p424. Years turning (into Year of the Orc). Month of the Snow-Bird.
  11. p425. Month of the Frost Sprite.
  12. p428. Was Year of the Harpy, now Year of the Orc.
  13. p430. "Seeing them [the flames] brought to mind my mother's face, bending her will to See what lay ahead in the scrying bowl."5
  14. p437. Harlyn reveals he is also a Were.

Timeline Analysis

Khemrys's Age Note Years6 GURPS Year Timeline Year Alizon Year Event
- Year of the Gryphon Year of the Gryphon Year of the Gryphon 1033 Tirath & Herwydin meet near Sorn Fen & marry
0 Year of the Fire Drake Year of the Fire Drake Year of the Fire Drake 1034 Khemrys born, Herwydin dies sometime this year.
1 Year of the Hornet Year of the Hornet Year of the Hornet 1035 Or Herwydin dies early this year.
2 Year of the Unicorn Year of the Unicorn Year of the Unicorn 1036
3 Year of the Red Boar Year of the Red Boar Year of the Red Boar 1037
4 Year of the Gargoyle Year of the Fox Maiden Year of the Hippogriff7 1038
11 Year of the Manticore Year of the Kobold Year of the Lamia 1045 Tirath dies
12 Year of the Barrow-Wight Year of the Snow Cat Year of the Chimera 1046
13 Year of the Cameoleopard Year of the Horned Hunter Year of the Sphinx 1047
14 Year of the Sphinx Year of the Lamia Year of the Harpy 1048 The old abbess dies near the end of this year and is replaced by an outsider, abbess Rosera.
15 Year of the Nix Year of the Chimera Year of the Orc 1049
16 Year of the Lamia Year of the Harpy Year of the Kobold 1050 Khemrys changes for the first time; she also turns 16 in the spring this year.9
17 Year of the Chimera10 Year of the Orc Year of the Werewolf 105111 Khemrys finally "captured" by Harlyn
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