Queen and her Axe Maiden
The Hedge Maze

The Hedge Maze

The queen crouched down and hid below the outstretched tail of a topiary mermaid. She peeked, safe, carefully watching the maze’s pathways and trap alleys. She ran across and hid behind a thick hedge.

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The Ruby

The Ruby

“You have broken the rules, your highness. That ghoul was fair play,” a shadow whispered, itself unmoving but its voice following the monarch as she hefted her skirts and hurried to attend her champion.

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The Queen & the Axe

The Queen & the Axe

In the arena, the axe maiden raised her weapon over her head, cocked her head back, and bellowed a challenge so loud and fierce that the demons of the underworld began digging deeper holes lest they encounter such an ungodly monster.

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