Keeping The Lamp Lit, by Phil Geusz and Charles Matthias

Story name: Keeping the Lamp Lit
Authors: Phil Geusz and Charles Matthias
Publication date: September 1998

Date: March to May 706 CR (see Timeline of Events)
Locations: Metamor Keep, Lorland, Ellcaran, the Sea of Stars, the Giantdowns (Brathas, the river Arabas, Aradarb), Whales


Charles must decide between his vow of pacifism, his fear of his own power, and his duty to Metamor, as Thomas decides on a mission to send him on. Loriod tries to exploit Charles's fears, but winds up in a dangerous cat-and-mouse pursuit by Phil to uncover his deceit.

Matthias's Second Cycle
Stories Stories in yellow are not part of the cycle proper, but give important context for other stories.
Winds of Destiny · Fetish · Admissions and Applications · Arduous Tasks · Attacking Cossack · Awake · Colors · Battling a Tree · Best Friend's Burden · Bonds · Keeping the Lamp Lit · A Long Patrol · Busy Schedule · Casting · Clothing · Conquering a Dead Man · A Place Where There Is No Darkness · A Shoving Match · Dancing with Shadows · Decisions · Declarations of Allegiance · Picnic · Delights and Diversions · Dialogues · Diplomacy
Characters Charles Matthias · Kimberly · Misha Brightleaf · Dr Channing · Elliot · Garigan · Goldmark · Gornul · Hector · Father Hough · Julian · Lindsey · Loriod · Michael · Nahum · Phil · Rickkter · Saulius · Tallis · Chief Tathom · Thalberg · Duke Thomas · Wessex · Zhypar Habakkuk
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