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The First Saga: Chapter 1

}{ Dretch slunk through the shadows of the ruined city. Occasionally he found a victim, but most times he ran from those who’d find him the prey. He was getting hungry…he wasn’t sure how much longer he could control himself, remain invisible. The city was gray and brown, rubble and garbage and piles of food …

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Vuelo the Poor

Puffing softly on a pleasantly aromatic tobacco pipe, Vuelo pondered over his current life. He was…poor. Very very poor. In his former life, as squire to the Prince, he actually was just as poor, but since he was constantly surrounded and embedded in courtly wealth he had always felt rich. Now, alone, exiled, he was …

3840 First Age

In the Year 3840 of the First Age, some nine hundred and eighty thousand people lived in what would come to be known as the Allied Kingdoms on the world of Fesiun. The cities of Acralis, Doronede, and Coersipde were in complete chaos as they suffered fromt the dual plagues of having no organized government …

Realizing a River

On the outskirts of the village of Blue Gorges, not far from the city of Arbeleth, a certain half-elf rogue was deep in thought, looking out at the forest night lit by cozy rows of hanging lamps receeding into the wild gloom. One of the wolfish creatures, he called them Zolna, was standing nearby, apparently …

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Breathe

“You know, I wish you would stop taking these dives.” “Oh, stop. It’s-” “It’s dangerous, too dangerous for you. There are the sharks just to start; then theres the danger of those buildings collapsing while your inside, being finally broken by some persistent current. Or what if a fisherman should net you? They fish there, …

Elhest of Drynmur Fen (3)

There are many kinds of magic in the world. Many of them you know now, some of them you have all but forgotten, and some only old age can show you. I won’t bore you with a list here; suffice to say that for Elhest of Drynmur Fen, it was the magic of knowledge that …

Fisher Olpendurf

And then he realized it, as he passed his fingers over the ancient page, then he realized the connection. He had always heard of how, when books began to be read more and more through electronic media, some folks had complained that it could ‘never replace a book’. That there was just something…natural, and connected, …

Horatio Ghosteye

The smell of a campfire, faint birdsong, an occasional buzzing of a close insect, and some strange breathing, all seeped in before Horatio Ghosteye opened his eyes.  Before him burned a pleasant fire, surrounded by a ring of fieldstones. On either side of this were two strange creatures, pale obese humanoids with long, swept back …

Asphaella Free

Free, open, alive. She walked down the road, no cars, carts, horses, people- nothing, no one. Now and then she passed some old shop, maybe half burned down or just all-overgrown. The sky above a raging blue, desperate with freedom, wildly open, completely alive. A reflection of her. She had been through…a lot. It wasn’t …

Hiralaj – 10/26/2011

Electric lights gleamed on the fake wood and shone through the translucent white plastic of his xanyan-styled apartment in Binang. He’d just bought the place using half his savings; with his current income, it represented about five years pay. It had one room for sitting and accessing his multicom; a tiny, immaculate kitchen with brushed …