Category: Raydorn: The War in the Black

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 26)

“If you don’t let the sandcastle fall down, how will you find the motivation to make another one?” Astrid, First Disciple of Lapis, 448 A.C.A. “Hehe,” Astrid chuckled to herself. From where she laid in the sand, Penny Prim asked, “What is it?” “Nothing,” Astrid said as she continued building her sand castle with Hana, […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 25)

“Evil is beautiful, far too often.” Malum Chum, 448 A.C.A. Malum couldn’t quite tell if he was haunting old stomping grounds or they were haunting him. As he ran across the rooftops, lit by nothing but the moon’s light, he found himself trying to follow his old routes. He had to be careful not to […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 24)

“Barbarians slaughter, citizens pay for executioners.” – Malum Chun, 448 A.C.A. There’s nothing quite so uncomfortable as being hungover in the morning. Knock! Knock! Except maybe being hungover in the afternoon. Andy could tell you. “Get up! We’re here!” Malum yelled as he banged on the door to the captain’s room again. Andy lifted her […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 23)

“The best time to learn is at the point of maximum failure, so I will build you up to the highest you can go, and then tear you back down.” – Jack Starshield, 448 A.C.A. Once you live long enough, your brain hits a sort of maximum. Mortals die before 100, and even the few […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 22)

“Fire destroys in a day what took the water and the wind a hundred years to grow.” – Dynastan Aiguo, 223 A.C.A. “Baa!” The screeching wail of an animal was followed by the drying taste of grass in her mouth.  “Baaa! Baaa!” Then came the screeching of another animal beside her, screaming as it was […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 21)

“The lesson is don’t go into the ocean during a storm, and then you won’t need Lapis.” – Astrid, First Disciple of Lapis, 448 A.C.A. “But we just got back!” Lucy complained.  “But this is one of our own that we need to save,” Quintus told her, trying to coax her from her tantrum.  She […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 20)

“Some people can find their own way. Some people need to be pushed off the cliff.” – Dynastan Ming of Susanna, 430 A.C.A. “You kids are gonna love them,” Astrid said, easily heard across Lucy’s whole ship as she talked to the kids, “they have really cool fins, and shark teeth, fish mermaids are so-”  […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 19)

“I’ve met old men who’ve lived longer than anyone else and haven’t learned a thing. Don’t sell ignorance short.” – Astrid, First Disciple of Lapis, 448 A.C.A. “Was it a mistake to leave the kids with Malum?” Quintus asked Astrid. Oh brother, she thought to herself. ‘He has an honest concern,’ Lapis reminded her. If […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 18)

“There is law even in the jungle.” – Malum Chum, 448 A.C.A. It was a strange sight to see a teenage girl on the back of a wild cat. Panthers weren’t supposed be big enough to support someone’s weight, and they’re certainly not supposed to let people ride them. People in general aren’t supposed to […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 17)

“Fire is not just destruction, it is the signifier of a chemical reaction. Fire is what we get when we exert so much power that something changes on the molecular level. That is fire. Fire is change.” – The Pennies, 448 A.C.A. Smoke and ash seems to follow me everywhere, Malum thought to himself as […]