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The Three

10/30/2020 We are pleased to release the next piece in our Grim Moments fiction series, The Three By EM Malachi A page from the journal of Queen Helena of Rhiannon Something is very wrong. My husband, the great and mighty Praecor Loth, rides into battle with the three I trust least in the world. When the Magician Umbria came to court, I feared that he was a charlatan. Oh, if only that were so! In truth, he is a terrifyingly powerful necromancer. I have witnessed the dark arts he wields in his tower. One of his failures still skitters in […]


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The Black Gate

10/19/2020 We are pleased to present, The Black Gate By EM Malachi The Black Gate The sky was a swirl of colors, as raw mana poured in from the other worlds in orbit around Sosaria’s sun. Eight columns focused the magic toward a massive slab of blackrock etched on the border with runes: the Black Gate. The Fellowship forces fought with zeal and desperation. The Black Gate was everything Brother Batlin had promised, and failure meant death or imprisonment. The cult was not alone. Humanity had other enemies, brought here by the Fellowship’s influence. Britannia’s forces were much smaller. The […]


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Daughter of the Eclipse

10/2/2020 We are pleased to present, Daughters of the Eclipse By EM Malachi Daughter of the Eclipse The trail through the woods was blocked by decades of overgrowth, but the house and its gardens were untouched by the years. Sparkling fae flitted about, tidying and repairing the home of the woman who slumbered inside. The Seeress Penumbra had withdrawn to this sanctum forty years before. Several pixies fluttered close and watched the approaching paladin. Dupre removed his iron blade from the scabbard and gently placed it on the ground. This seemed to convince the sprites of his good intentions. They […]


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Grim Moments

2/18/2020 We are pleased to bring you our next fiction series, Grim Moments which continues where our epic adventure left off following Jolly Roger.  We invite you to sit back and enjoy Omens & Flicker, By EM Malachi Omens The flames consumed the parchment, the blackened edges echoing the paladin’s mood. After five failed attempts to write down his thoughts, Dupre had given up and finished packing his kit. The soldier had done his duty. The ship he was responsible for had returned to port with all hands. Despite his own injuries and fatigue, Dupre had been part of the […]


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The Devilish Drover

12/4/2019 As we begin Jolly Roger we invite you to sit back and enjoy, The Devilish Drover. By EM Malachi The Devilish Drover The wind howled, promising snow. Iolo limped into the poorhouse and dropped his crutch, shutting the door. He moved the heavy pack off his back and leaned against the wall to catch his breath. Little Merideth ran over to pick up the crutch and hand it back to him. Under her arm was an old doll with mismatched button eyes; Iolo had found the blue one during a supply run into Britain proper. “Can you tell us a story?” […]


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Eventide

11/18/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy, Eventide. By EM Malachi The beer tasted like wet parchment, and the candles in the Marsh Hall were burning low. Dupre sat at a back table and finished off the stale pint. The barkeep hadn’t wanted to tap a new keg this late in the evening, and Dupre just wanted to calm his stomach before boarding the ship. Checking his sword for the third time, the paladin grumbled, “I’m getting too old for this.” There came a laugh from behind him. “You said […]


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A Concert of Wisps

11/4/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes we invite you to sit back and enjoy, A Concert of Wisps. By EM Malachi “Xzptz! Zzk! Gxz!” Jaana stepped into the clearing and paused in awe at the hundreds of wisps. The forest buzzed with spark life. A few wisps flew orbits around her and blinked their agitation. The druid removed a small wooden object from her bag. Several rangers had told her that the wisps were converging in the woods north of Britain. Jaana blew a few trills on the wisp whistle and put it on the ground. A […]


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The Mortal Game

10/16/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy The Mortal Game. By EM Malachi The Mortal Game It bothered the king that the pieces did not match. His side was made from obsidian, beautifully sculpted into the expected shapes. The crafter had taken more liberty with red’s side, giving extra details to each of the bloodwood pieces. The knights were decorated with curved swords, and the bishops had gargoyle features. The towers were topped with sharp points that reminded Blackthorn of wolf claws. The board and pieces had been a gift from Lord […]


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October Shadows

10/2/2019 As we continue the story of Forsaken Foes, we invite you to sit back and enjoy October Shadows By EM Malachi October Shadows The hallway held a macabre mockery of various holidays. An indoor garden of gourds and nightshade grew pumpkins already carved with sinister glowing runes. Brightly colored eggs filled with bees twitched in a basket guarded by a rabid rabbit. A mounted reindeer skull decorated with pine garland tried to bite the ranger as he walked past. Shamino tightened his grip on his sword and stepped around the various horrors. When his initial search for the Serpent Amulet […]


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As the Ages Roll Away

9/18/2019 As we head into the opening act of Forsaken Foes we invite you to sit back and enjoy, As the Ages Roll Away by EM Malachi The Spiritwood The swirl of glowing mana surprised the young ranger, and his axe slipped. Instead of the sapling he meant to cut, Shamino hit his own leg. The mana coalesced into a strange Moongate, and a young man stepped through. The stranger gave the bleeding ranger a look of shock and dropped what he was holding: a glowing serpent amulet. ***** The Bloody Plains Each had brought an army. The king of Britain had […]