The Cleaved Maiden is an anthology of 17 short stories I wrote during the production of Arcania: Gothic 4. They were published on World of Gothic between 2008 and 2010. While we only delivered a German and an English version of the stories they got translated into many languages thanks to the fans of the franchise.
Murdra, the cross-grained landlady of the Cleaved Maiden Inn, is the main character of the stories. Her adventures build a bridge between Gothic 3 and Arcania: Gothic 4 by telling the story of what happened between these two games.
The German original stories can be read on www.worldofgothic.de.
The English translations by David Sallmann can be read on www.worldofgothic.com.