The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Monday, May 07, 2007

THE DEATH CHAMBER

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Trowbridge Chronicles. Will I make it to episode 100? Stay tuned.
First things first. It's time to announce the winner of the Mrs. Trowbridge's signed sketch of the Imperial city of Shomu, and Emperor Nang's palace. And the winner is...VALERIE WALSH! Congratulations, Val. Soon you'll be receiving your sketch in the mail, plus a surprise BONUS GIFT: an all-expense paid one-way trip to the Mongolian desert! There you'll visit the Trowbridge Museum in Darhan that houses rare artifacts from Trowbridge shrew excavation sites throughout China and Mongolia. You'll see tiny arrows the size of toothpicks, thimble-size pots unearthed from ancient Trowbridge shrew villages...and the most cherished artifact: A tiny battle helmet (about the size of a walnut shell) said to have been worn by Shrew Khan himself! Don't forget to bring back pictures for us to see!

Well, Keno is now rested up and ready to return to the unrelenting pace of life in an episodic story blog. If you recall, we left Keno resting in bed at the palace infirmary with Emperor Nang at his bedside. Emperor Nang was about to explain to Keno what events brought him to his bed in the infirmary. We are anxious to know what happened to Keno after he drank the brew in his dungeon cell. Our story resumes...


18 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I demand a recount!!! How could Val win? Unfair!

Now that I'm done pouting, nice installment!

nina seven said...

Nicely done, Bron. I love all your details.

arvindh said...

I like your rendering of light here.

Twisselman said...

I've gotta catch up on all the installments I've missed. Dark and mysterious goings-on.

Michelle Lana said...

I missed out on some of the stories..gotta re-read again...great work Bron!

studio lolo said...

OMG his fate was almost sealed FOREVER!! So glad it wasn't :)
Congrats Valerie, lucky girl!

md said...

uhmm im beginning to think Keno is part shrew cat
with all his close calls in this saga. maybe u need to do 1 a day so we dont have to wait so loong in suspense all week its killing me. it may be me in that pine box next.

Sherry Rogers said...

Oh man I am sitting here thinking this can't possibly be all for this week. I can't wait! What a great cliff hanger!

I am looking foward to finding how what happened!

Wee Cottage said...

Oh man, I want to be Valerie Walsh - It's been wonderful catching up on the story...I hope you make it to 100!

Doug said...

who was that mysterious neighbor quaking next to Keno? ...gotta know!

Ginger*:)* said...

As we sit here...or rather hang here by that silken thread you weave through your tapestry of stories, Violet, I certainly hope your journal has enough pages in it to complete this exciting episode.

What a horifying thing to discover one had almost been sealed into a burial box while there was still a breath in one's lungs.

Tom Kidd said...

I like the ominous hammer and box of nails by the candle. Perfect placement there.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

You are so good at setting the mood, the candle as the only light in the room. Can't wait til next week. You are the master of cliff-hangers!

ValGalArt said...

Haha absolutely hilarious Bron! Thank You for the amazing gift Bron. I received it in the mail yesterday and it is so beautiful!!! What a detailed and perfect drawing for me as I couldn't help but notice it is mainly buildings. I sure do love it and will treasure it always! Thank You Thank You!

nina seven said...

Thanks for the nice comment. A beautiful day indeed in Puget Sound! Are you working on the next installment? Can't wait to see it.

Janice said...

you are doing amazing stuff here.... Im keeping tuned!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yikes! Super illo!

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