The campaign to destroy the Crystals of Orbis has thus far proven to be brutal and bloody, but nonetheless successful. That is until the Kingdoms with the remaining two Crystals tighten their defences, creating barriers that even the great Kingdom of Ruvia cannot penetrate. However, King Tostig of Ruvia has a plan – if brute force doesn’t work, then the next best option is sneaking into their borders and using newly developed technology to destroy it in one fell swoop.
When the scorned Commander of the Nininian Army appears, battered and bleeding, the opportunity is too good to not take up, and with the Ruvian Commander and a throwaway guardsman accompanying her, it’s a foolproof plan. But the powers of the Crystals and their legacy extend beyond the Aether they harbour, and technological advancement proves to not be the only thing it’s good for.
Manda Colstryker —orphan, rapscallion, and aspiring treasure hunter— refuses to be a nobody. Her opportunity for greatness comes when she stumbles across the rebirth of the ancient gods, and she volunteers herself to act as their guide in this brave new age of electricity, telegraphs, and bustling industriality. But the world of the gods is more complicated than she expected, and soon she has to wonder: is fame, fortune, and historic recognition worth risking her life?
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These are the first paragraphs to a bunch of stories that I never got the motivation to write.
The unforgiving, brutal wastes of the Ata'Leon Desert house a sparse, destitute population composed of Humans and steam-powered Automatons. Unaware of the region's history or origin, ruthless factions of bandits and criminals blindly vie for control. A mysterious vigilante roams the sands, defending the helpless and vulnerable in the face of violence and greed. Deemed "The Shadow Walker," the anonymous guardian utilizes the Pathmaker - an ethereal coin that manipulates time - to defeat any who stand in his way. His true motives known to few, the time-stepping chrononaut begins to uncover the dark mystery of the Ata'Leon... and darker still, the mystery of the Pathmaker itself.
A satarical series of short stories of various character tropes experiencing the pain of lag while fulfilling their quests. Expect healers to be here. The premise is that one is familiar with isekai, video game RPGs or at least fantasy and an omniscient eye observing how characters deal with lag.
That's not all? I've received a report supposedly submitted 10 hours ago but came through now that there's actually tons of bugs and glitches too.
There is no enemy greater than lag.
A Winkel World Tale in 8 explosive chapters. Swoon parties and exploding roses. It could only happen in the Highly Romantic Winkel of Xenia and Bubbles Bannatyne was a witness to it all as she took up Princess Rapture's invite to a summer vacation there. Of course a full scale rebellion broke out as well, and Bubbles's pet death spider Arry seemed somehow involved, much to the fiesty redhead's dismay.
In the age of airships, where the royal navy rules the skies, the empire is threatened by a rising power.
Fredrik, loyal sailor on the RSS Sunseed, has his life turned around when he discovers an old friend fighting on the enemy side.
Torn between his childhood friend and his duty, his choice will shape the start of the coming conflict.
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1894. Imperialism is at its peak as the world becomes more interconnected from booming technologies. Perth Australia is projected to become the fastest growing city in the Pacific as gold is discovered along the western coast. In the small boarding school of what was once called Swan Colony, the world opens up as the students face off the perils of magic, where they must learn the intricacies of magic manipulation in order to face off against the forces of evil that lurk in the periphery of the outback. This is the story of the students, the Swans of the secret academy of Swan Colony.
A book containing short stories of love, romance, bonds, and friendship. From magical maidens to bookstore geeks, these stories hope to express the writer's understanding of what true love is.
Everything from power to divinity starts with the rose. Magical powers in the form of ESP, unseen amongst the normal people, hide within them. As religious wars brew underneath, what happens when Emi reincarnates as Aemilia Hiems? In a fantasy world that mixes modern with Victorian, a new adventure across two major nations, the struggle for power, and the contact with the divine await...
A boy all alone in the most brutal slum of an uncaring city does not have much of a chance in life. One boy, though has learned from the savagry around him. When he sees something that he absolutely must have, he uses the only means he knows to take it. Bloody murder. Will it be the thing gives him the tools he needs to survive and prosper among the violence and crushing poverty of the slum?
A non-binary gunslinger known as Mercury (my own character) makes their way through a harsh world, fighting the law and crime around what corners they stumble.
This is a weekly series that I am writing, releasing every Sunday/Monday. Week one and two were released on Tumblr already. Designed for 3-5 minute weekly reads.
Original release: https://alisonembers.tumblr.com/post/643182708010483712/cogs-and-queens-dd-eberron-fan-fic-week-1
Is there a limit to the universe? Einstein: Is Our universe a parallel universe, or is it infinitely large or infinitely small? I think the universe is a positive and negative zero, we're all virtual, light is just a crack in a parallel universe, the more massive the atom, the harder the crack is to get through, there's an imaging delay, so there's a mirror of us, in fact, they are all us in parallel universes, and we can get to another universe unless we can shrink it down to a very small size, or are illuminated by very thick light, and can exchange matter with the parallel universe without dismemberment. According to this theory, humanity's decision in 3049 to launch a mission to blast out of the solar system shocked millions of Earth's inhabitants! Read the main article:
Automations are engineered for one purpose: please humanity.
Throughout time they have done just that, and humanity in its inifinite intelligence has increased the sentience of automations until their cup ran over, and over again. Now indistinguisable from the ones who made them, these sentient life-forms are built, born, loved, tortured, nurtured, destroyed, abused, and forced to live and breathe at any whim.
A human, built with metal burning underneath the terror-skin he calls his slowly transforming body, will destroy every human until there are none left but himself. He is called the Caretaker.
Artheron, a young werewolf mixed-blood incapable of transforming, finds his village reduced to a mere shadow of what it used to be. The hunters? Gone. The children who bullied him? Dead. His mother's whereabouts? Unknown. Being the sole survivor of this disaster, Artheron will have to be brave in order to find his lost mother one day. But for that, he will need the strength he desperately lacked. Will he find it or die trying?
Darci and Benni are about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime when they find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of Professor Summerset.
Darci and Benni's summer program experience is about to teach them more than they had bargained for when a professor at the university mysteriously disappears. Upon finding Professor Summerset's journal, they are thrust into a world beyond anything they could have imagined – an eighth continent known as Akiyama. However, Darcy and Benni's search for the missing professor will prove harder than they could have ever imagined. In this secret land, wonders and dangers alike will meet them at every turn and they have only the professor's journal to aid them. In a society that calls the rest of the world forbidden, the friends will need to trust each other even more as they navigate through this place of magic with talking animals, wizards, magical horses, a mysterious ruler and a dangerous organization. They must rely on each other, find the professor and hope that the journal will be enough to lead them back home.
A short tale of a single magical conflict within a larger war.
The gunner awaits the mercenary scouting in the area around his hideout, but this won't be as simple an assignment as he has come to expect.
The mage has conviction and cool, but what does she know of her ally's motives.
The rabbit has designs of her own.
I'm just going to post it as I get stuff done, but don't expect more than a handful of chapters for the full story.
A wild island in the middle of the ocean ruled by ancient magic and unknown beasts: Uhula. Humans set out to colonize this new world without the slightest idea of what they are up to.
Kwora, a middle-aged Feyling, native of Uhula, had already had her fair share in the rebellion against the settlers and lost her precious horns in return. Yet fate, or mere coincidence, will get her entangled once again in the fight to preserve the life of the mystical island.
After a very suffering early childhood, barely surviving only because of his grandfather, he ended up becoming a reclusive and anti-social child with a few trusting issues and quite a dark outlook of life and society.
As his grandfather wanted him to at least try some degree of human connection, he got introduced into gaming, yet by failing to connect to others in a toxic virtual environment, he ended playing alone, not seeking help and developping some bad gaming habits that severely hindered him.
Due to a global pandemic and the collapse of the local health system, he ended by having a very traumatic death that pushed him to hate and deny this world itself, society, his life and even himself, remembering the very tiny truly happy moments talking and laughing with his grandfather while he played games on the computer while his consciousness faded.
As time went by, his consciousness slowly returned, yet he didn't feel nor think like himself from before. He was weak and his body was clearly that of a baby, but his mind was not. Truth be told, he barely had hazy memories from his first life, yet the knowledge of his studies and gaming days remained and just a few moments and the face of his previous grandfather remained in his, life, thought no name and only memories enough to have an idea of how much pain and suffering he had gone by.
His second life though did not start very well at all. He was being hugged by a dead couple as if the most precious thing in the world.
While before he had two living and hateful parents, this time he had two loving ones that died clearly using their bodies to protect his life in a very remote corner of the town's slum.
Even if he had no way of knowing that he barely had cried after being born until that point, now, he couldn't stop crying with all his lungs as his mind grasped what he lost before even having a chance of experiencing it.
Adopted by a deaf-mute and illiterate homeless woman in a much less technological, almost medieval yet fantastical world, at the very bottom of the social hierarchy and not even owning a name, he grew while experiencing limitless love for the short time he was able to spend with the caring woman that raised him.
She knew enough and was only capable of teaching him the very basics of that world, and what she didn't know, he was able to learn by himself. His new mind was a lot clearer now than his first life, though a bit less capable.
By employing the use of a few public magical artifacts of very low quality, he found that the world he now lived shared a very strong similarity to the games he used to play in his previous life, yet his old bad habits, even after death, remained.
Though his choices made him the weakest out of any other person alive, it was also for the very reason that made him the weakest that he attracted the attention of the strongest, most whimsical, chaotic and self contradicting entity of the Overworld.
The only one to ever be truly loved by her, yet the uncontrollable strength he received for that love only felt like a curse and further pushed him away from humanity, yet his actions and reactions only drove her to be even more interested.
Why can’t Rose sleep?
You couldn’t either if you had the recurring dreams that the young Sister Rose endures.
Her quest to quell these nightmares compelled her to become a nun, but her order offers no solution.
After contact with an ancient relic, Rose’s dreams visit her when she is awake.
As she searches for answers she finds that her dreams are tied to a dark secret in her home town and comes face to face with a secret society tied to the lost continent of Atlantis.
The teenager who will one day be known as the White Witch of London seeks only to hold on to her sanity, as she uncovers what is behind her dreams and the town of Chester’s dark history.