The dwarven paladin – Sir Tromar Glasshammer – permitted himself to be escorted into the inn only after he’d seen his apprentice carried inside by a pair of the Scarlet Princess’s subjects. He followed them inside and watched as Anastasia was brought up a flight of stairs with surprising care. Outside, his fellow knights stood […]
A Fire So Pure
by Josh Vogt
Part I: A Pattern of Power
Ayrion sat on a boulder beside the road, knowing an unseen watcher stood nearby. He kept his eyes shut, sensing the surrounding farmland with its windswept crops and animal dens, as well as its hidden spaces…pockets of silence and shadow […]
It had been a long few millennia, but now, at long last, the Unseelie walked once more in the Iron Lands. They were four, these fey – a pair of hunched red caps led the way, sopping hats leaking blood into their matted hair as they loped forward like apes or goblins, all wary looks […]
The gates of Shatterdown were open for trade when the paladins arrived. Wagons and people moved in and out of the port city, on various business – trade, adventure, personal errands.
The youngest of the six paladins, a young human woman still apprenticed to the dwarf at the head of the group, frowned in confusion.
“Master,” she […]