Ah, what a delightful series of drabbles, each a perfect gem, and each building together to make a whole that is well beyond the sum of its parts.
I love the rich sensory details that make me feel as if I'm actually witnessing these events... the farmer only noticing the alarm bell in its absence, the haphazard piles of merchandise, the ship wallowing and drifting, the young marine scrabbling backwards, the heave of the swell gauged by the experienced archer, the uneven series of thuds, the scent of southron spices....
This is exactly what a drabble series should be! (Which is why I've added it to my Inspiring Drabbles list....)
I've seen it featured on the HASA front page a couple times in the last few weeks, and eagerly drop everything to re-read it yet again. Thank you for sharing this well-matched string of polished, faceted jewels with us!
Very, very nicely done!