Bonus Chapter 11 – The Demon Lord’s God

Rot was an old god. One of the oldest, really. Younger than her parents, called either the Ancients or the Titans depending on the era; younger than the five elemental gods, born from unions of opposites; and older than the moon hanging in the mortal skies. She was the eldest of the Ouza, the godsContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 11 – The Demon Lord’s God”

Bonus Chapter 10 – Valon of Valondrac

The first thing they were ever aware of was their Mistress. Before they were even granted sight, they felt that wondrous magic of hers granting them life.  And as the world came into being around them, they felt their body. Strong and unbreakable.  “Arise my general, and show me your power!” she commanded as aContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 10 – Valon of Valondrac”

Bonus Chapter 9 – The Inventive Artificer

For goblins, two things mattered above all else: Community and Survival. To survive, one needs a community, and for a community to grow, one needs to survive. So it went without saying that goblins gained the best skill for that: Adaptability.  Whether they made for hunters who lived in dungeons or silver-tongued sellers who madeContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 9 – The Inventive Artificer”

Bonus Chapter 8 – The First General

I, Count Jonathan Terrence Bleaksky–and that was Bleak Sky, like the one consistently overhead, not Bleak Skee, like a wintery sport involving poles, snowy hills and a severe lack of self-preservation instinct–consider myself to be a bombastic man, meaning one of great drive, determination, and immense flair for the dramatics of life, in both ofContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 8 – The First General”

Bonus Chapter 7 – The Cheating Fox

Kitsune are not beastfolk. That might sound confusing, so let’s take it from the top, to make things more clear. Beastfolk are a type of mortal being; it’s a broad term, not referring to just one race, but a ton of different races that share just enough similarities that they could be considered related, andContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 7 – The Cheating Fox”

Bonus Chapter 6 – The Ice Dragon

Seth was bored.  He was usually bored. Life was boring. His breath misted into the air as he sighed. Which was different from usual. It was summer, so the sun was actually out. Even then, it couldn’t overwhelm his home country’s natural cold, but it made it warmer. Though it was probably the fires causingContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 6 – The Ice Dragon”

Bonus Chapter 5 – The Albino Arachnid

Act 1: A Little White Spider Bleakclaw Mountain had a reputation in the Dark Lands. Plenty of mountains did, because mountains were where dungeon cores absolutely loved to plant themselves, but Bleakclaw was well known for playing host to one of the deadliest dungeons on the entire continent, one that had spread throughout the entireContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 5 – The Albino Arachnid”

Bonus Chapter 4 – The Golden Heir

Fergus snapped his jaws into empty air as Joff ducked his lunge and retaliated by aiming straight for his armored throat, her teeth digging into the reinforced leather before a surprised yip slipped out when her brother twisted and rolled, his larger body easily lifting her up and slamming her into the mat as heContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 4 – The Golden Heir”

Bonus Chapter 3 – The Infernal Educator

Tokru 10th, 2924 The Demon Lord Oglizu IV is killed in battle against the Chosen Hero, Cyril Corner of Rosiava, on the fields of Naloriva. At the same time, within the town of Gravelane, Inrapaba, the third son of the Samore family is born to Marwen and Dorothea Samore. He is named Hans, after hisContinue reading “Bonus Chapter 3 – The Infernal Educator”