15th Day of the Wolf Moon, 1426 Pistons whirring, heavy metal footsteps on brass floors and deafening whistling all stirred to make up Jupe, the city of progress. Voices and escaping steam lit the background ambiance of the Muris Nebreis, where Mok of House Brestander served tea. The atmosphere had somehow always incorporated hospitality into…… Continue reading The Mubris Nebreis
A brief diary entry from an Aquinian soldier in regards to the Wilds.
Jaromir cracked his scarred knuckles and gazed down the vale below him. Pinpricks of flickering light broke the floor of darkness, the only signs of the outland lodge that stood in the valley’s center. Dawn was still hours off, but he could not sleep. Like countless others of the Gatlyktan host that was assembled on…… Continue reading Blood on the Snow
Blizzards were notoriously common in Alvkhret, though, in the woman’s twenty years, she’d never been caught in one so fierce. Whilst initially she’d relished being lost in a white blanket of cold, she was realizing now that these crude outlines that made up her hands looked were becoming frostbitten. Vivid images of the blacksmith’s wife…… Continue reading Blizzard’s Haven
By Carl Beacker A cacophony of noise rose through the floorboards below; the sounds of crashing music, grunts, and women’s laughter, as well as the occasional moan. Elpis Cindrow hitched up his pants and buckled his belt, pausing as he turned to throw a handful of tiks at the bed behind him. He walked…… Continue reading Red Light
11th Day of the Reap Moon, 1426 13 days after the Forges Ignited “There you are, my dear. Have you washed your hands? I have a gift for you.” The young mausk’s ears rose at the low voice as she entered the elegant parlor. She approached the mausk seated in the deep leather armchair…… Continue reading Hot Pursuit
By Josh Aldred 5th day of the Water Moon, 1416 10 years before the Forges ignited The word: Mask is derived from the Mausk species. Culturally, the mask serves as both the individual’s identity and their disguise. They create a mask at a young age and wear it for the rest of their…… Continue reading Plague’s Guise