Grey Ravens and Black Bones
Morag's Iron Fury
Briar learned to cook with Morag’s iron skillet from an early age, and she learned how fiercely the skillet could be wielded when needed. More than once, she saw Morag grab the skillet when a wealthy resident refused payment for her healing poultices and concoctions. Morag ensured Briar knew how to care for the skillet to keep it in excellent shape, although the years of use were still noticeable.
When Morag died, Briar took comfort in continuing to use the skillet for cooking, feeling a connection with Morag. The first time Briar picked up the skillet to use as a weapon, she could almost feel Morag’s fury pulsing through her. From that point on, Briar half-jokingly told herself that Morag was far too stubborn to have actually passed on – her spirit was clearly residing in the skillet.