Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 11)

“Behold the strongest of swords, our seat of gold.” – Lady Sarema Starshield, 3 A.C.A., the Motto of House Starshield Lucilla asked Jack, “How long has it been since you’ve been back?”  As he looked at his old home beset by early dusk, Jack answered, “A few years.”  Malum asked Jack, “How long before someone […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 10)

“You people are so rude.” – Malum Chun, 448 A.C.A. The boat ride back was a somber one. The Hotun had been saved from slavery in Krone, but they still couldn’t return home. Those that died in the war before their capture were still dead, and they knew not what the future would bring. It […]

Raydorn: The Ronin of Charisma

Raydorn: The Ronin of Charisma is a group of short stories based in the same world as Raydorn: The War in the Black and Raydorn: The Valkyrie & the Frost. If you would like to read more from this world, check those out. Neona is a fictionalized island nation inspired by Japan, with other fictional […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 9)

“What use is being the better man? Lapis was the better man, the bigger man, the patient and forgiving man, and then the scum sun killed him. The better man turns his back and the worse man lives to tell the tale about it.” – Astrid, First Disciple of Lapis, 448 A.C.A. “The plan is […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 8)

“They say revenge is a dish best served cold, because that is the only way it is cooked. It’s not supposed to be enjoyed by mortals, only the divine.” – Madame Afua, 448 A.C.A. “If I had a crown for every time someone said they had a plan and actually did, I’d have five crowns,” […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 7)

“You can only kill what you know is there.” – Sigma Pole, 448 A.C.A. The sail to the Icy Pearl Isles took a few days’ time. One day to sail down the Efunic rivers that flowed through the Soday Mountains and into the Secan Sea. It took another day to go deeper, away from where […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 6)

“Friends? Who needs friends when you have so many enemies to entertain you?” – Henry Lockley, the Bard of the Song, 447 A.C.A. “Now what?” Lucy asked. “What the fuck do you mean, ‘now what?’” Jack asked. He gestured to their world burning behind them, “We just lost everything, everyone we knew, everything we built, […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 3)

“There will be more wars after this one, there will not be peace no matter who wins, so ultimately, war is pointless.” – Quintus Lato Equitus, 448 A.C.A. There are few things warriors like to do more than celebrate. Victory is a drug with a better high than any substance. It brings you up, but […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 2)

“In all fairness to me, I was trying to eat you.” – Calis Lexus, the Boar, 448 A.C.A. Jack took a gander of three experienced warriors, each approaching the legionnaires with their own entourage.  They each came leading their own pack, but the Black Legion walked far apart from each other. To Jack, they appeared […]

Raydorn: The War in the Black (Chapter 1)

“My mother said, ‘If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?’ I told her, ‘It was my idea, mother, you birthed a leader, not a follower.’” – Harris Thorn, Lord of House Thorn, 448 After the Coming of Almulan “Jack, your boyfriend just cut a guy’s head off,” Andy called to the back of […]