The Night Runners: First Year

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Summary

Four First Year students of the Assassin Guild's Academy have been nominated and accepted into a special extra-curricular Master-In-Training and Apprentice Program. The Program may never be the same. It is acknowledged the world over that ‘Group Assignment’ is the doom of youth. Educational theorists and experts justify the use of group assignments with lofty words such as ‘fostering teamwork’, ‘nurturing innovation’ and ‘sparking creativity’. However, many postulate and others firmly believe, that group assignments under the guise of academic guidance are in fact the only entertainment such educational theorists may enjoy. Watching the naiveté and optimism of youth being slowly stripped away under the onslaught of unbalanced work ethics, incompatible standards and threat of low grades, teachers, it is averred, gain some kind of satisfaction in preparing their young pupils for the Realities of Life.

Genre:
Adventure / Mystery
Author:
scarecrowslady
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
34
Rating:
5.0 1 review
Age Rating:
13+

Dramatis Personae

(in order of appearance)

Speaking Characters

Emalynn Romayan

One of our four heroines, Katrynn’s older sister

Toria Horvath
Emalynn’s dormmate

Katrynn Romayan
One of our four heroines, Emalynn’s younger sister

Chrystyna Fieldman
One of our four heroines, a farm girl from Eldalind

Brittainy Brython
One of our four heroines, an not-so-aristocratic girl

Colin Shermore
Emalynn’s mentor

Hilde-Beth Tayes
Brittainy’s mentor

Athylee Corvanon
Katrynn’s mentor

Geoffrey Englund
Chrystyna’s mentor

Master & Mistress Busby of Cape Cove
Undercover assassins

Lyle Spence
A gullible stable boy

Lady Clarice Brython
Brittainy’s mother, a very sensitive woman

Flora, Lareena, & Karle
Young ladies and gentlemen who love to party

Lady Betha & Lady Theodora
Old gossipy ladies

Mrs. Caryll Smithson, P.C.
‘Para-Security Liaison’ police officer

Jake
Unofficial Textile Guild and Assassin’s Guild liaison

Master Francis O’Shore
Master of History

Headmaster Felix Amarost
Assassin’s Academy Headmaster

Sameena Olstaad
Katrynn’s dormmate

Lord Brython
Brittainy’s noble father, a very jolly man

Martin & Annie Fieldman
Chrystyna’s parents

Danny, Marchien, Nate, Suzy, Ethan, & Lil’ Jo Fieldman
Chrystyna’s younger siblings

Master Creighton & Mistress Jane of Marble Vale
Undercover assassins

Sister Clarice
A Cleric informant who may be more than meets the eye

Ulston
An upset fisherman

Madame Esmerelda, Anne, & Others
Lower House Tea Party guests

Simon & Norah
Two of Duchess Trevayne’s servants


Non-Speaking Characters Related to the Mystery


Lord Sadon

Potential target of the Assassin’s Guild

Lady Matilde
Wife of Lord Sadon

Lord Barto Sadon (dec.) & Lady Grynetha
Lord Sadon’s younger brother (now deceased) and sister-in-law

Lady Dynell & Lord Holda Armines
Lord Sadon’s youngest sister and brother-in-law

Taryth Sadon: Guildmaster of the Textile Guild
Lord Barto & Lady Grynetha’s son, Lord Sadon’s nephew

Peter Tynne
Assistant Master of the Textile Guild

Lady Nessa Sadon
Lord Sadon’s younger sister, spinster


Non-Speaking Characters Related to the Assassin’s Guild


Duchess Trevayne

A noble lady with connections to the Assassin’s Guild

Mistress Stonecroft
Assassin’s Life Instructor

Master Thompson
Master of Mathematics

Mistress Knowles
Mistress of Science

Master Ahmeen
Master of Physical Education

Clarke
A classmate

Raz & Jed
Naughty upperclassmen

Master & Mistress Romayan
Emalynn’s and Katrynn’s parents

Cousin Alexandra
Brittainy’s annoying younger cousin

Eric Brython
Brittainy’s dissolute older brother

Alfred
The Cloakroom Boy

Mistress Carruthers
Assassin’s Academy Secretary

Lester, Ricky, & Ned
Naught First Year classmates

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