fiction unfinished wizard business

part 2 – the bridge

In many ways, Estuary was two cities, separated by the massive stone-built Canal. On the eastern side of the river lay the homesteads of the Estuarine elite: powerful merchants and other captains of society. For miles, running parallel with the eastern edge of the river, was the great Market Road. It was here that the traders, artisans and farmers presented their products and novelties every day. One could spend many hours traveling the Market Road’s length—much as Animus had done during the week leading up to his near death—and not even begin to break the surface of the ocean of new discoveries. He had come across many marvelous and rare curios during his exploration of the bazaars.

But now Animus was not on that side...

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