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    [[Kingdoms of Halcyon]]-Halcyon is the location of several kingdoms. Many of the intelligent races have formed kingdoms of their own, in many types of terrain: in scorching deserts, lush forests, high mountain jungles, and deep beneath the ground. Only …

  • Return to the Divine

    He sat before the altar, his head bowed, deep in thought. His hand absently stroked the white fur of his familiar, and the fox laid her head on his knee. Much had been weighing on his mind lately, and he had hoped that here, at least, he would find some …

  • The Nymph Investigates

    As she sat by her waterfall, she could feel something out of place. The forest was out of balance, but she wasn’t sure why. Finally, she went to a nearby grove, looking for some of her friends. Malani was there, nibbling on some clover. A quick …

  • Dangerous Beauty

    "Come see her, Achates! She's beautiful!" Achates followed Nils through the forest. He needed to see this amazing woman for himself. He was rather suspicous of a woman deep in the swamps, especially one he'd never heard of. Even his fellow elves …

  • At the Gate

    “Sir, travelers are approaching the gate.” [[:Rawdon|Alaric]] glanced at the guard delivering the message. Sighing, he took his feet from the table where he’d been resting them, dropping them to the ground with a thud. “How many?” “Six, sir. Elves. …

  • Courtship in Getiia

    Watchful Fox wiped his arm across his forehead. Sweat continued to drip into his eyes as he basked in the sage-scented steam. The murmur of the shaman and the gentle sizzle of the blessed water hitting the heated elemental stones were the only sounds in …

  • Law Overcome by Chaos

    Carystus fought the chaos swirling around him. He’d tried to escape, but soon became hopelessly lost among the endlessly changing rooms. Each corridor brought a small measure of relief, but the chaos itself was beginning to affect him. As he moved to …

  • Welcome Correspondence

    [[Karteros|Corinna]] finished reading the letter, a soft smile turning up her mouth. She folded it with a gentle sigh.
    “Ugh, is that another letter from that upstart? I’m amazed that he can even write. His kind usually can’t.” The strident …

  • Twisted Lovers

    The dark mage was meditating when he heard the sound of a door opening in reality. Knowing who had arrived, he didn't bother looking up until he caught the acidic tang of fiendish blood. Snapping his eyes open, he got up quickly to catch Azr in his arms …

  • Attack on the Princess

    When Brina was ten, the princess had ridden through her village. Her clothing was clean and soft, and everyone spoke to her in only the gentlest of voices. That day marked a beginning for Brina. Shunned by most of the town, merely tolerated by …

  • Wyrmling Dragons

    “Guess what I saw today, Mom?” Deszeldothim looked at her young son. He nearly wriggled with excitement as he looked expectantly at her. She smiled gently, giving him the expected response. “What did you see, little one?” “Flying people! A …

  • Dwarf in the Dark

    As the young dwarf huddled in the tiny cave, he tried to keep his teeth from chattering. He hadn’t felt right leaving his family behind, but he hadn‘t been given a choice. He could still see his father, wiping the blood from his face as he urged the …

  • Marrax

    “What do you mean he died?” Netjerikhet’s apprentice Nimaa flinched from the anger aimed in her direction. “Uhh, he died this morning, sir. A run in with a sand dragon while he hunted. There was barely enough to prepare for the Afterlife.” Nimaa …

  • End of Marrax

    As the cloaked figure watched, the door to the Drunken Lion opened, spilling light and ribald laughter into the night. Stumbling from the tavern came an older, obviously drunk halfling male being led by a younger female halfling. As the figure watched, …

  • Meal of the Dog

    The dog sniffed the air from his spot beside his master’s throne. The person approaching smelled of fear, the dog’s favorite scent. His tongue lolled from his fanged maw, mouth watering in anticipation. Fear often accompanied failure of the master. …

  • The Guardian Watches

    The guardian watched as it always had. Back and forth, back and forth, it paced its way across centuries. Never questioning, doing only as its masters dictated, until the time the new master took over its command. At various times the newest master …

  • The Bargain

    The mage stood over his newest acquisition, a young elven warrior from a nearby town. He stared dispassionately down at the crumpled form, listening to the way the youth's laboring breath rattled through his battered body. Sensing that the elf was not …

  • The Master's Orders

    Narkissos knelt before the androgynous figure. He met the stare of the wild looking beast beside the throne. The dog looked disappointed, and relaxed his head down on his massive paws. As Narkissos inclined his head, not completely, but enough to show …

  • Home Again

    The forest beckoned him. He walked through the verdant landscape, simply absorbing the sounds, smells, and sights of the terrain. As the warm, humid wind flowed through his pale hair, he thought of his past year of travel. He'd gone to many types of …

  • Destination

    The arrow whistled. With noise unheard beneath the clattering of hooves and the bustle of the city, it dove toward its prey. Those around it, shopping, talking, going about their morning, they were unaware of its approach. It didn't matter. The …

  • Inquest in the South

    The mansion was giving him the creeps. He normally wasn't an easily spooked person. During his time spent in various battles, he'd seen things that had reduced grown men to sobbing, and been unaffected. Here, though, his footsteps echoed oddly, and his …

  • Date Night

    He stood there watching as she worked at a table. An indulgent smile crossed his face as she impatiently pushed her long black hair out of her face and squinted at a scrawled out note. When she paused to let out a large yawn, he stepped from the door, …

  • A Long Conversation

    Sirius sighed. Apparently getting a tree being to talk to you was not terribly easy. He'd been here every day for the past week, and hadn't seen anything beyond the occasional moving bush or magical creature. As he wandered through the Great Forest, he …

  • Report

    The red haired forest dweller continued to chant. She poured rare oils and precious salves onto various parts of the corpse- head, chest, hands, feet. Everyone watched in suspense as she worked both gracefully and efficiently. Most of those present …

  • Market Day

    Coniraya trudged up the mountain. His breath huffed from him with every step, as his animals nimbly followed behind. Every day, he went to the meadow at the top of the mountain to allow his animals to graze. As he left the small village perched on the …

  • A Surprising Discovery

    Ceinwen Eluned wielded his wand. Plants moved from his way as he traveled through the lush jungle. His guide, Inchic, was barely visible several feet away, hidden by the shrubs that hit Ceinwen at his waist. Around him, a cacophony of animal noises, …

  • Alliance

    The elven woman sat up when the door to what passed for a dwelling here was swung open. "What have you done with Aluin?" she demanded, showing the first signs of life in quite some time. Her jailer chuckled, a sound like snakes slithering. "You'll …

  • The Hunt

    Leith walked into the The Silver Cat, shaking the rain from his cloak. The light of the tavern's torches glinted on the shocking red of his hair. Going further into the room, he made his way toward the barkeep. Taking a deep breath, he reminded himself …

  • In the Wildlands

    The orcs charged across the grass of the plains. Talutah held her axe at the ready, while Paian clutched the symbol of Athena and cast a spell, bringing divine power to the group. Hypatia nocked an arrow, calling it to flame. Ichtacha simply looked …

  • The Earth Speaks

    It wouldn't stop talking. The towering, building-sized oak tree had been talking for days. Literally days, four at this point, stopping only when Sirius needed to meditate. As far as he !{float:right}http://i728.photobucket.com/albums/ww281/freyja3120/ …

  • Impossible Sight

    Tetisheri watched the sunrise. Though others found it stark, forbidding, he never failed to find beauty in the vast emptiness of sand around him. While most people avoided the desert, preferring the lushness surrounding Sebennytos, he enjoy the arid …

  • Lucky Break

    A knock sounded at the entryway. Inyotef paused in his writing. He waited a moment before he looked up, but didn't put down his brush. He arched an eyebrow. "Our man reported back." It was difficult to tell, but Inyotef almost thought that the man …

  • Summoning, The Seven Heavens

    Lindal bowed his head, preparing his energy for the powerful spell he was readying. Filling his head with what he hoped was an appropriate image of Venya, the gentle, snowy tier of the Seven Heavens, he sent a politely worded request to the archons …