A drag of a cigarette ‘cross the pain an’ wound,
I sit here wonderin’ what’ll happen.
I’m safe from raiders and invaders in here.
My own vault, nothing to…Continue
Added by Lyall, Lord of Spoopy on July 24, 2016 at 6:57pm — No Comments
A Refutation of The "Madmen" of the Reach
by Francis Rowland, Imperial Scholar
No doubt the essay by my colleague Arrianus Arius, The Madmen of the Reach: A Cultural Treatise on the Forsworn, has been read by many now and accepted as the standard on Forsworn culture, held up as a defense of their actions. My goal here is to…Continue
Aela slowly woke up to the cold, crisp morning air’s touch against her naked body. She lazily stretched out spreading her arms and legs out as far as her body would allow so she could commandeer as much of the bedding as possible until she took up every inch of available space.
Once that was accomplished, she laid there on her back and gazed up at the roof of the overhang, taking in the various scents which drifted towards her from the plains.
Sotek, who was only…Continue
Shadows Growing Under the Moons, Part the First
One of the many Akaviri traits that the Shadeclaws have preserved over the centuries was their customary politeness and courtesy, on which they placed even greater emphasis than the High…Continue
Added by Harrow on July 22, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I couldn’t care less about caps. Of course it is nice to be able to buy parts I need for my inventions rather than scrounging the Wasteland for them. But what good is collecting currency here? I don’t see any banks opening up. No one is thinking - where can I get a good interest rate on these…Continue
Author’s note: This chapter contains a bit of strong language and may not be suited for the sensible among you. That being said, if you managed to reach this chapter, you probably wil not be bothered in the…Continue
Lord Commander Mark Collins sat on a rock in the middle of nowhere, gazing off into the distance. His face was burnt to a point where it was no longer recognisable yet he felt more alive than ever. He had deserted the Gunners after Quincy, they were too weak to deserve his aid and none wished to join him in the powerful state of vampiric undeath – so he left them.
Suddenly a blinding purple flash appeared before him and remained there, churning with some kind of energy, then someone…Continue
“Do you wonder if he can hear what we’re thinking?”
“I don’t know. Why don’t you keep thinking and find out?”
“Well now I don’t know what to think about.”
“Think about anything. Think about pink Sloads.”…Continue
"If one more apprentice asks me for damned instruction I will cast a fire rune on the sides of their bed!"…Continue
Corpses lay scattered like autumn leaves,
As if blown from a tree in a cold winter's breeze.
Summer is a memory now lost in fall's freeze,
And spring seems as hopeless as man's futile pleas.
This is the Season Unending and mankind's disease,
And we stand at the vanguard with no words to appease.
I know the futility of our useless deeds,
Yet I continue to speak with growing unease.
Our actions are deafening and drown out the sound,
Author's Note: Adult Themes
After a few minutes of listening to the wolf pack’s howling cries, Aela took Sotek by the arm and led him away. She had a hard time leaving the wolves behind which were clearly evident as she started walking backwards just so she could catch one last glimpse of the alpha and his pack.
“We’re running out of time! We’ve only got a few hours left”. She said in an exited voice. The air seemed to spark with electricity as…Continue
All I see are echoes,
All I hear are reflections.
Light may shine, but it
Divines might bless, but they
The rest of the clan had come out of their huts to witness Angron leaving for his Trials. The Trials were both a reverent cerenmony to the Undivided, but also a coming of age for a young Uruk. All of them had painted the symbol of the Undivided onto their muscular chests. The red and dark purple paint, created from the blood of slain animals, and wild berries, shone brightly against their dark green, almost obsidian, skin. As the young Uruk passed, the tribe began to beat…Continue
Author’s Note: Adult Themes
It was early evening when Sotek was woken up by a gentle shaking of his shoulder. He opened his eyes and sluggishly looked up to see Tilma standing over him.
“Isn’t it time you both got up? It will be dark in a few hours. You’re hunting bugs aren’t you? Across the plains?”
He nodded in reply.
“Yes! Thank you for waking uss”.
“Don’t thank me, get up and don’t forget my furs. Get a move on or you will miss what little light there…Continue
Life isn’t easy. But when you meet someone who accepts you, flaws and all it sure is worth the effort. Nora was in law school here in Boston and I was job-hunting in the city when we first ran into each other.
Aela woke up with a pounding in her head as if some miner was chipping away at her skull. She slowly slid out of Sotek’s bed, almost falling on the floor in the process and washed her dreary face before realizing she was alone. Trying to listen for any signs of movement was pointless as the banging in her head drowned out everything so she opened the door and called out along the corridor of the Undercroft in a dry broken voice.
“Oi? Anyone? Bunch of bastards!” The room started…Continue
Dawn was breaking over the horizon of the Wasteland, Preston’s group of twenty still slept as Nigel, Lucy, San-Kai and Bjorn packed up their things to leave.
“Do we really have to go?” Lucy pleaded
“I’m sure, the fewer people there are the harder it is for the Gunners to find them – and anyway, Collins is looking for us, not them” Nigel replied
“Well, may Julianos protect them” San-Kai began
“And Talos guide them” Bjorn finished
It was then that Preston…Continue