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September 27, 2013
Posted at 5:55 pm

Magic Ink V, Chapter 25 & 26

The new chapters have been sent to the Moderators for posting.

This week's chapters open with Mark still as the narrator. He succeeds in obtaining two new Sergeants to fill the Administrative NCO positions at Fort Washington and Mount Sterling. The Mages cure their eyesight problems.

Mark and later the rest of his team set out to explore the settlements of eastern Kentucky, so they can reach them in the event of a raid. There is much traveling involved and the Mages stay busy.

Captain Moore and his people are moved to Gilmore's Station, and later the repair materials arrive and are sent there.

A problem soon develops when all of the O'Connells are out exploring leaving no one in charge at the operational sites. This is solved by having two of the Officers who are in training posted to the forts to maintain control of them when the O'Connells are out.

Carl assumes the narrative for chapter 26. In it we learn of the adventures of Seamus's team as they check out the various locations in the Ohio country.

Later in September, Carl is on a patrol when they learn of an attack by the Shawanoes. They hurry to the location, but need extra Magic assistance. Carl brings M & M and C & D to help.

After transferring everyone to the fort, they detect several people with strong Talents in trouble and move to help them after securing the fort.

NOTES on characters and places:

General Anthony Wayne who is mentioned in the story was an historical figure, but he died several years prior to the O'Connells arrival.

All of the locations mentioned in these chapters are real places that actually existed and were associated with the treaty of Green Ville.

Morehead, Kentucky only received that name in the mid-nineteenth century. I could not determine the previous name of the settlement there, and used the last name of a number of the settlers as the settlement's name.

Enjoy these two chapters. More next week.

Keep Well,
uncle jim