Chapter 32 – Tempting Fate

They wound up staying for another blasted week in Gorokiva. Things started just fine as they arrived at Shiomi. Sure, there was a surprisingly celebratory mood for a city that had just been ravaged by an invasion, but they did suppose it was only natural for mortals to be happy about their victories. The capitalContinue reading “Chapter 32 – Tempting Fate”

Interlude 3 – Downpour

Divine intervention was a rare thing. For good reason, or so the gods would say. The divine did not normally interfere with the mortal for a number of reasons. Some would say it was to avoid coddling the mortal, to let them live their lives without a heavenly hand holding them down. Others would sayContinue reading “Interlude 3 – Downpour”

Chapter 30 – Call the Rain

“Ah, I was wondering what she’d become,” Kozloi said, watching as black smoke curled from Noriko’s hunched form, “That’s the empress’s sister, right? I didn’t recall the imperial family having a proper animal symbol, so I’m curious.” Michael stared. Noriko wasn’t screaming, not anymore, but there were still noises, pained ones, as her body twisted.Continue reading “Chapter 30 – Call the Rain”

Chapter 25 – Disaster in the City of Thunder

Michael didn’t know much about naval affairs. They didn’t really care to know either. Boats were boats, ships were ships, the sea in the north was the Janea, the ocean in the west was the Lokalic, and they only really remembered that one because they’d actually gone to Lokaliva when that country existed. Who JaneaContinue reading “Chapter 25 – Disaster in the City of Thunder”

Chapter 12 – A Paladin of Judgement

Paperwork was annoying, but Michael did take some satisfaction in placing their mark on the documents that would ensure a number of criminals would be brought to justice. Really, if one looked past the inherent monotony, it was almost enjoyable. The air of the dungeon was pleasant enough, it was brightly lit, and the quietContinue reading “Chapter 12 – A Paladin of Judgement”