Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chapter 05 – The Monarhig, Part 01

Boruin spent their afternoon rest spinning the line of runes across his torso. They moved like a snake around his chest, over his shoulder, and down his left arm in one long loop. He watched for the one the boy…

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The Gates of Eternity

The Shialwyn Ny Cachliadh, or “Gates of Eternity,” are one- or two-way portals, usually under the direct influence of the Fae, that act as gates between the Dreaming Lands and Baeg Tobar. They take the form of non-descript objects that…

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“Double Cross” (Part 2) by Scott Colby

The hulking twins were quicker than they looked. The one on the left feinted toward Simonez, distracting him so the one on the right could dart behind him and yank the merchant’s arms behind his back. His brother followed up…

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Chapter 04 – Change of Course, Part 02

When Boruin and Pile stepped into the apartment above Simonez’s shop, Boruin found Simonez handling the longest needle he had ever seen. Toaaho sat silently as the merchant stitched the deep gash along his shoulder. The curved needle caught the…

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“Double Cross” (Part 1) by Scott Colby

Simonez didn’t like the look of the crew that came in through his shop’s back door. The twins came first, a burly pair of brutes with maybe a dozen teeth between them in their thick, blocky heads. Next came the…

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Chapter 04 – Change of Course, Part 01

Pile rushed Boruin almost before he made it through the front door of Simonez’s shop of Dry Goods and Assortments. “We got trouble, boss.” “Where’s Simonez?” asked Boruin. “Taking the boy upstairs. Haven’t seen Toaaho. I think he’s in trouble,”…

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Mana’Olai

Capital: Kaponiana Location: South central along the coast Climate and Terrain: Temperate rainforest to the north (near the mountains), tropical to the southern coast, and subtropical jungles to the west. Citizenry: The Mana’Olai Physical Attributes Skin: Dark, tanned Eye Color:…

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“Welcome to the Dying Lands, Thistle” (Part 2) by Scott Colby

I spent the night lying in the mud beside the dying fire, my hands tied behind my back and my feet lashed together. The cold, Mother-forsaken rain came down in sheets starting around midnight and then tailing off just before…

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Chapter 03 – Hostile Return, Part 02

Splitting up hadn’t done them any good. The four that scrambled to pass word of their arrival weren’t just on the lookout for any returning contractors. The people now following Toaaho were very professional. They worked as a team, taking…

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Nefazo

Capital: Ouilainne (pronounced Wee – lane) Location: Northwest of Mana’Olai, southwest of Easlinder Climate and Terrain: Subtropical to temperate marshlands in the north, rich farmland to the east, tropical climate to the south. Citizenry: The Nefazo Physical Attributes Skin: Light…

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