The Harbingers returned to the castle of their mistress the Witch Queen with a bevy of corpses, screaming injured men, and some pieces of wreckage from the ship that the Witch Queen had targeted with the devastating tempest in the rocky bay along the Dalmatian coast. The shrieking survivors of the shipwreck were clearly men … Continue reading An Enigma Wrapped in Mystery
Captain Brass Sabre was an infamous scowler. He scowled at good news or bad, and if he was drunk or sober it didn't stop him from scowling. He had scowled almost from birth and nary a day went by that his face wasn't furrowed in a mixture of disgust, anger, and generally ill-disposed hostility. He … Continue reading Sabre’s Vendetta
Tragallia, also known around Renatus as "Gilla", was having a difficult time sorting out what all she had missed out on in the last ten months. Being sent back to her native realm of the Gray Wastes was bad enough, but when she was finally able to return she discovered a lot had happened in … Continue reading Foreboding
That Wasn’t Part of the Plan
The defining feature of Captain Zucco's reputation in the circles of influence in which he was known was and always had been his discretion. He was not the kind of man that drew attention to himself. He didn't share the confidences of others. And he didn't do anything without a well thought out plan. His … Continue reading That Wasn’t Part of the Plan
There was no peace in the whole of Dalmatia when the Procurer sent an undead messenger to inform his mistress that her long sought after prize from the desert regions of Arcanum had been stolen. Not only had the last eight years of archaeology in the region of the lost kings necropolis been wasted, but … Continue reading Meelo
Drndyllyn the Wyld wasn't feeling so much wild as she was easily irritated. As the Duchess of Oublier the almost legendary half-orc warrior had spent her life fighting evil monsters and building a reputation as a tough, "take no crap" kind of woman. All around her had always been petty men trying to upstage her … Continue reading The Planning
Guess Who is Coming to Oktoberfest?
Not that the Slothjemian capital of Jordrakenschloss was ever anything other than a hotbed of chaos, but the last few weeks had been especially eventful. A large part of the problem was that the Queen's youngest son, Prince Bortimer, had been unusually active in the royal castle. What he was working at could only be … Continue reading Guess Who is Coming to Oktoberfest?
“My Dearest Duchess”
Dinner had been a fairly routine affair by Bortimer's standards, although anyone else would have marveled at how much food two people could devour. The youngest child of the Queen of Slothjemia, Bortimer would at first glance have a lot going for him. In reality he did not. He had only one close friend, his … Continue reading “My Dearest Duchess”
I Leave You Alone for Ten Months and This is What Happens?
Gilla had barely gotten back into the city of Resurrection when she could tell something horrible had been happening. After stashing her stuff in the back room of her herbalism shop, which had been left exactly as she had left it when she had headed out on her last misadventure nearly ten months prior. Dust … Continue reading I Leave You Alone for Ten Months and This is What Happens?
A Tempting Offer
The man approaching the cottage in the high meadow that sat in the side of the Lotharingian mountains looked to be a hunter. His heavy hooded cloak shielded him from the icy cold wind although there was no sign that the man was in any way bothered by the late autumn chill. A smattering of … Continue reading A Tempting Offer
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