Storm Silverhand's Quieter Days

III: On the Boil, Part 1

By Ed Greenwood

Storm's status as a Chosen, one of the Seven Sisters, and position among Harpers as a much-loved senior "epitome of what it is to Harp" all involve her in many affairs of importance she neither seeks nor necessarily enjoys. They tend to be the "news" that tongues wag about, sages take note of, and bards compose ballads around -- while smaller everyday deeds and interests of the Bard of Shadowdale go unrecorded.

Among her mundane everyday doings, Storm is an entertainer at local weddings and wakes, a busy, successful farmer, and a mother figure to folk of Shadowdale as well as Harpers. Storm's time is also spent on another level of interests and strivings that are more complex yet generally unnoticed. If the folk who try to spy on her could see all her current deeds laid out before them, the array (in an unspecified but quite recent year) would look something like this:

This isn't the full extent of Storm's "quiet time" doings. Check the next installment for more!

About the Author

Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, writes fantasy, sf, horror, mystery, and even romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is still happiest churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. There are still a few rooms in his house with space left to pile up papers in . . .

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