Thursday, April 7, 2011

Seeking Narwal: Third Sea

Seeking Narwal
a monthly saga
posted on the 7th of each month - until the narwal is found
details here


Captain Vix and crew sailed into the Aegean Sea and docked the Rusty Dagger at a coastal town of Kavala in Greece.

From their last adventure at the Adriatic Sea, Captain Vix obtained vital information from a tavern wench that the narwal was spotted at a town, Varna, on the coast of the Black Sea.

Captain Vix and her crew proceed by foot and by horse as the search continues for the narwal and stolen treasure...


The Black Sea is an inland sea bounded by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and various straits.


The Black Sea was a busy waterway on the crossroads of the ancient world: the Balkans to the West, the Eurasian steppes to the north, Caucasus and Central Asia to the East, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia to the south, and Greece to the south-west.

The oldest processed gold in the world, arguably left by Old Europeans, was found in Varna, and the Black Sea was supposedly sailed by the Argonauts. -per wikipedia


The pirates reach Varna in a few days time without incident.

As Captain Vix meets with Donka, the local gypsy, the crew explores the city.


shiver me...
and what am i to do with this lot?
captain vix exclaims in frustration.

squaaaaaaaaaaaaawk goliath chimes in whilst fluttering his wings.

all i can says, is that you will know when you find the right one. donka replies sagely.

captain vix gathers up the maps and heads for the nearest tavern.


aye, this calls for a bit 'o rum.

cawwwwwwwww goliath responds.

with bottle in one hand and bundle 'o maps in t'other, captain vix sets herself down at a table.

she looks through each map carefully...

The Captain's Map
by Bo Press

Phineas Fogg's Map
by Bo Press

The Ends of the Earth's Map
by Bo Press

there is a flurry at the tavern entrance.

captain vix looks up to see donka rush over to her.

i was just given this one to pass on to you. donka hands over an especially wrapped bundle.

Eirie Map
by Bo Press

Y O U can find out more about the world of Eirie here...

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

Eirie giveaway
The Stumpwork Robe
The Last Stitch (sequel)
by Prue Batten

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 1 --> extended to May 22, 2011

Visit Prue's site, leave her a comment and tell me where you did so.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)

fyi: kindle version of Stumpwork Robe is currently available for 99 cents.


Contest has ended - winner is here


C R E W:
AimeeKay of How can you help?
Audra of Unabridged Chick
Freda of Freda's Voice
Giada of Dr. Stravagante's Traveling Book Circus
Jo of Fluidity of Time
Kulsuma of sunshine and stardust
Sullivan McPig of Pearls Cast Before a McPig

Crew duties:
Report in for duty: as Varna is known for its G O L D...
comment below with a link to a picture of something gold (that a pirate would fancy)

Join the crew and earn points towards the Seeking Narwal prize during the tour of the seven seas.

Crew's G O L D sightings...







Sullivan McPig


* heads up: The Stumpwork Robe and The Last Stitch by Prue Batten will be featured in the upcoming Fairy Tales in Bruges (the sequel), April 16-18

* Seeking Narwal is a mini-challenge for the Iron Seas Challenge

W A N T E D:

* if you've read Iron Duke by Meljean Brook post your link here to enter to win the next book in the series - Heart of Steel

~~~ seeking narwal schedule ~~~


  1. I commented on ‘Novel’ locations!

  2. I commented on Gisborne cont’d…,here:
    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

  3. In Varna I found this beautiful coin:

    I LOVE all those maps!*_*


    I visited Prue's site and commented here->

  4. Just a small gold necklace and a sweet gold frock. Pirates want to look good, too!

  5. I think every pirate would want this:

  6. Here’s what I saw...

  7. Every pirate queen deserves a crown:

  8. I commented on the post Gisborne cont’d…

  9. I've commented on 'Novel's Location' post.

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  10. I commented here:

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. Dear all,
    Thanks so much for visiting Mesmered and thanks to Velvet as always for such a blog event. Personally I think she's the queen of such things. I can't wait for Fairytales In Bruges (part 2).

  12. Gotta show some love for this golden accessory:
    and for those who can see but just want to fit in:

    I commented on "Pillowbook of Prudence…" on Prue's site :)


  13. I left a comment on Gisborne, gourmet and chocolate brownies...

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

    Left on the stitching

  15. My something gold; A gold brush;

  16. I commented here:

    Thank you!!!

  17. I commented here:

    Thank you!


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