Copyright 2012 Chris Turner
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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in these stories are either fictitious or are used fictitiously.
Risgan, the relic-retriever, is in transition. Bold and quick-witted, a treasure-hunter and gambler by nature, he has defeated the nameless isk-rider of Bazuur, a scourge terrorizing the city of late on the back of a gigantic bird. Now he seeks new curios to offset his depleted stores. He currently resides in the company of four roguish allies: Jurna the black-haired journeyman, Moeze the young magician, Kahel, a grim-faced archer, and finally Hape, a hopeless vagrant. Tawny-haired, wearing leather breeches, jerkin and high black boots, Risgan guards two well-hidden magic items, unbeknownst to his peers—a dazzling gem blessed with granting of powers of youth or aging, also, a wish bone, traded for an ancient ring at the Zanzuria market, purported to confer boons by wish alone . . . Through naive handling of the youth talisman, he has been afflicted by the gem’s curse and is currently a decade younger than his real age of forty five.