The Page of Cups is a quiet, studious individual with an active imagination. She could be the bringer of news or a message, maybe about a loved one or the birth of a child. The card may hint at a new creative project.
When Selene awoke, she was in a prison cell. There were other cells nearby, but no one was in them. In fact, the block she was in was totally deserted. She reached around to touch the back of her neck, where two evenly spaced—very sore—marks rested. “That bitch,” she muttered. All this time together, searching for clues about vampires, and that damn Redguard was one all along. For all Selene knew, she was the one who had made the sun disappear. The thought so infuriated Selene that it didn’t even occur to her to be afraid. She stood at the bars of her cell and screamed, “Blanche! Get the fuck down here!”
Brynjolf and Karliah stood by the font in the Twilight Sepulcher, preparing to summon their Lady Nocturnal. They had already known about the sun’s disappearance before receiving Selene’s letter, but until now, they hadn’t acted on what they had learned. Even after hearing from Selene, Brynjolf was skittish about summoning the Daedric Prince, preferring not to draw attention to himself and the others. He had made his commitment and would honor it, but the thought of lingering as a ghost in the Sepulcher until Nocturnal decided he had fulfilled his contract scared him. There was no set amount of time, just Nocturnal’s whim. What if, when they called on her, she decided to extend the contract as payment for her inconvenience? What if she never let him out of his contract? He would just float around the Sepulcher for all eternity. And if she did end it, what then? He would become nothing more than a shadow. Would he be conscious? Would he know what was happening to him? And would he care?
The Tower speaks of unexpected strife and upheaval, ruin, misery and havoc. It represents destruction and lost security. It could mean a trial by fire from which the seeker can rebuild with confidence.
Blanche and Selene had restocked their food supplies and made it out of Winterhold by noon. The sky behind them threatened a snowstorm, but if they moved quickly they would probably be able to outrun it, so they rode hard for a while. When it looked like they were south of the storm line, they slowed to give the horses a break. Deciding to rest in the evening and ride through the night, they stopped just north of Windhelm and made camp. They were close enough to town that Selene thought Blanche might want to stay at Hjerim for the night, but she shook her head.
“It is hard on them when I leave. I would rather not put them through it again so soon.”
The Knight of Staves is impetuous, impatient, and ambitious. He is happiest when he has a clear goal but can lose interest easily and move on to the next task. The card could mean a journey or a change of residence.
“So I threw the witch’s head into the fire, and there was this big explosion, and my body hurt all over,” said Farkas. He sat in a chair by Sofie’s bed, where she and Lucia sat side by side. Their beloved dog Arbuth lay between the girls’ feet, also gazing up as though he was just as interested in the tale as Lucia and Sofie. Vix, Sofie’s pet fox, was curled up at the end of the bed. Every once in a while, she gave a short grunt as if she thought Farkas was just making the story up.