Peace and Destruction

  Power Filarin’s cave is hidden within the ring, a circle of mountains that once surrounded a lush plateau home to Taluk, the most beautiful city of the old kingdom. When Botzar used the sword, it erased every trace of the city, leaving an unnaturally thick forest always covered by clouds. Within the trees is […]

Council of Fear

  Shipwrecks A strong breeze greets me at the railing of the deck. The sun is high overhead, and the sky clear, as I look beyond the sea, to the high tower of the council building in Kirol.

Time to go.

I rise alone from the Watchtower, and activate my gliding shield. The breeze on […]

Councils of War

  Council Hall The guild council meets in a tall white building, with a flat, radiant black roof, that shines like a dark star in the center of Kirol city. Once, before the energy war, there were buildings like this in many lands, but this is the last of the council halls. They were shaped […]

Sword, Sheath, and Shield

  Families Makish and I land on the deck of the Watchtower outside the healing room. As I walk through the door, Tzina hugs me tightly.

“I missed you so much, ina,” she says.

I smile at her. “I was only gone for a day!”

“I know,” she says, “but I was lost in my […]

Spinning Sword

  Flying High We fly together from the barren lands toward Tshuan. You can see a person’s heart by watching how high they fly.

Some fly close to the ground, just high enough to clear obstacles. They fly, but they’re afraid that if they get too far from the ground, they’ll never be able to […]