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Fighting the Homm: part eleven


Chapter twenty one: offensive moves

Odyssa’s patience was not put to too hard a test. It only took the equivalent of four days to complete fitting the rest of Kan’s squadron as well as all of Odyssa’s remaining ships and fighters with everything necessary. Ara had called back another squadron for a refit and Odyssa had decided to wait to be able to meet another admiral before setting off again. Her intuition proved itself another time. She purposefully kept to the background, as Ara greeted the squadrons commanders and the admiral, only to find, that the first thing the admiral did was to challenge Ara’s authority. Dressed in just her Amazon suit and armour she slowly moved towards the group to listen more closely.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 12

The Angel of Chicago

Part Twelve: Agreement

by

Rodford Edmiston

"We've pulling back from our efforts," said General Conyers, sourly. "Delaying the schedule. They've learned about the repository, but only from documents more than thirty years old. They have no idea what we're doing now, and we must do what we can to reduce the chance of them finding out."

Fighting the Homm: part 10


Chapter nineteen: A squadron of Homm

After the experience of the attack on Elaria Odyssa was quite sure there would be another attempt of some sort. After Circe had recharged herself asleep in Odyssa’s arms she had cloaked the remaining ships, so that no one approaching could sense them one way or another. The ships remained close to the raided base and the ships Odyssa had wasted. LaSaDa rested on the Deara, as Odyssa had planned the same tactics as last time, if a force of Homm should come to investigate and possibly find some slaves. They’d go empty here, hopefully they would not attack Taka’s city first, but since there had been no Homm there and no slaves either, she hoped her trap would work. Noticing Homm approach, she would use the portal again to hide inside the damaged ship and then attack the Homm from there, once they had landed and got out of their ships. As soon as she had disabled a number of them, all ships would let loose on the remaining force with everything they had at full blast, while Odyssa would add her own fire from ground level.

When among Dragons... Chapter 11 Discoveries

When among Dragons... Chapter 11 Discoveries

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend

Garrus hummed, still focused on each other’s ministrations.

“As much as I’d love to, I’m not sure either of us can lift the other, at the moment.“

A hint of sarcasm shone through Garrus’ humor.

“I'm afraid I’ve got to ask you to…“ he harrumphed “… step down.“

The Girl with the Silver Scales - Prologue

So this is my first attempt at writing a story for the Whateley Universe. I originally started this several years ago but after a few chapters I found myself with serious writers block. Recent stories on here and on the Whateley site have encouraged me to reattempt the story. This is only the prologue. There is hopefully much more to come. Of course any help would be appreciated and if you spot any mistakes or issues don't hesitate to let me know. I will apologise in advance if I have made any mistakes with the lore.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 11

The Angel of Chicago

Part Eleven: Rescue

by

Rodford Edmiston

The two combatants paused, both panting and sweating. After several minutes of hard fighting, Halberd was all the more furious that his opponent was holding his own, despite his certainty that he was the superior. Crunch must be cheating, somehow! As he had in all of his formal matches! How else could he be champion?!

Fighting the Homm: part 9


Chapter seventeen: hopeful.

LaSaDa, Sala, Kasu, Kan and Odyssa had just a very short talk, before they met the Lizard delegation. Odyssa had explained how, after Blade had made her stop Mari killing the Lizard woman and she had spoken to her, she had realised, that perhaps there was a split between those lizards, who, like that Osk, wanted power and the general population. If they could make the pirates terminate the alliance with the Homm and keep out of the conflict with them, after the Homm were eliminated the Alliance would have the upper hand and those among the Lizard race, who wanted peace might outnumber the warring fraction and peace could be achieved.

Fighting the Homm: part 8


Chapter fifteen: more clean up.

The freed slaves had already been prepared for what was to come by Odyssa’s teams and the first batch was sent over to the Deara with the captured transport and its team of Amazons. But before Odyssa started on the healing she set more things in motion for her psychological warfare. She asked Sori to find out where the next pirate base was and then communicated with Kasu through Circe, telling her what she had in mind. The two destroyers should stay here as kind of show of force, in case the pirates came to find out why their base was silent.

When among Dragons... Chapter 10 Time well spent

When among Dragons... Chapter 10 Time well spent

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend

Garrus deadpanned.

“… right. Dem waffles.“

He couldn’t keep a straight face however and started grinning, his mouth watering.

All hard feelings then seemed forgotten and so they went to the table and ate.

Fighting the Homm: part 7


Chapter thirteen: no rest for the wicked.

Odyssa awoke from a nice refreshing sleep and found Circe lovingly stoking her hair. They locked eyes and Circe gently touched her face.
“You are doing well, my love. Your confidence is contagious and as frightening as you can be, people begin to love you. Especially your new Amazons.”
“They are lovely, Circe. It is almost like back at Lesbos, when Penthesilea was rebuilding our tribe. It is so sad, that you do not remember your time there.”
Circe giggled.
“So where are you going to find the Centaurs to help grow your tribe, Odyssa?”

Beyond Fiddler's Vale: Part 1

This series and its universe is based on D&D Pathfinder sessions, a real group of people, of friends, regularly play at official BCTS chat. The town at the centre of our adventures is based on a Pathfinder campaign by Rasufelle. Many thanks for editing to Crazypagangurl and of course a big thank you all the nice people I can nag with my evil machinations.


“Once upon a time... Oh, scrap that! We’re not in fairyland.” I put my feather down and look across the green lawn and over the red rooftops and chimneys of Fiddler’s Vale.

Fighting the Homm: part 6


Chapter eleven: clean up.

Odyssa, once cleaned up did not rest yet. She still had to check and possibly cure all the slaves from the residing spell that was meant to be able to find them again. Her first Job though, was to allay their fear. She decided to let her Amazons try first.
“Amazons to me.” she said softly back on the hangar deck.
“Yes my Queen.” came back equally soft, although the volume was a lot higher due to the fact, that there were almost fifty of them replying almost at the same time.

When among Dragons... Chapter 9 Compensation

When among Dragons... Chapter 9 Compensation

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

Sitting up now, perched on top of his bed Garrus smiled at Drew, his head tilted slightly. Once Drew noticed Garrus, he lept up, dashing towards him until Garrus’ nose was pressed right up against his.

“Peek-a-boo.“

Fighting the Homm: part 5


Chapter nine: first action.

Muk, LaSaDa and Odyssa left for the ship together and when they had reached the Pa’an Commander Muk led them to his troop’s mess. The soldiers stood to attention almost as one, even though they were officially off duty. It was perfectly obvious that none of them wanted to shame their commander. Both LaSaDa and Odyssa were impressed.
“At ease, soldiers.” Odyssa commanded “As I am sure you already heard, LaSaDa and I are the heads of operations now together with General Sala and Brigade Commander Ara.”
There was a murmur of agreement.
“I am impressed with your loyalty towards your commanding officer. I know you are off duty, but you saluted us impeccably. Well done.”
Smiles spread on a lot of faces.

Fighting the Homm: part 4


Chapter seven: lessons in leadership.

LaSaDa was awed by what she experienced. She had thought herself ready when she had flown off Pa’an in the fighter, but looking at her action in the light of what she experienced now she understood that she had acted as a proud and possibly arrogant individual. Odyssa, on the other hand, was taking charge of an army, breaking any resistance but trying to make friends rather than enemies. Captain Ara was the best example. The way she had treated Rai and Catan another. And what she was doing to Mimi was just short of a miracle. If she had had any success with Muel would have to be seen. When they had a moment by themselves on the flight deck, examining the completely unhurt ship of the Homm she decided to ask Odyssa.

Fighting the Homm: part 3


Chapter five: a battle of wits.

They found more than one base of the pirates, but one seemed to be the most frequented. Odyssa decided to drop the ship off there. But she also decided to erase all traces she might have left in it of herself, Circe or Helena. The next thing was to sort out the tracing problem, as a frustrated Circe and an angry LaSaDa came back. They had not achieved anything, something was completely blocking whatever camouflage magic they tried to apply. Circe was at her wits end. Short of taking LaSaDa back to earth and to ask Washington for an MRI scan Odyssa could only think of one other solution. She took LaSaDa to a secluded room Ara showed her and told Circe to make that complete room vanish with her spell. Like before with her bedroom that worked. Odyssa had LaSaDa undress completely and had Ara take the clothes away.

When among Dragons... Chapter 8 Bonds

When among Dragons... Chapter 8 Bonds

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

Garrus’ words broke the spell Drew seemed to have been in, and at first, he considered just saying something non-committal. But then everything in him broke and he huddled himself against Garrus, half leaning against, half holding onto him, and he started crying.

Fighting the Homm: part 2


Chapter Three: War council.

Once everybody had calmed down and a room had been assigned to Odyssa and her family, Sala and Kasu got a glimpse of what Circe’s power was. Odyssa had whispered something in her ear and with a look of concentration on her face she started to wave her hands, chanting softly. At first nothing happened and a frown went over her face. She shook her head a little as if to clear it and started again. This time things popped into existence out of thin air, cushions, furs, small tables and various pieces of decoration like nothing either Sala or Kasu had ever seen. LaSaDa’s face though looked like that of an earth child on Christmas. The room looked like what her human memory associated with an oriental harem. Then the walls covered themselves in stretched hide, giving the room the appearance of a large tent. Circe smiled at Odyssa.
“Do you like it like this, my love?”

Fighting the Homm: part 1


Chapter one: hep.

LaSaDa was sitting quietly in her quarters thinking over what Sala, Kasu and her had talked about after the return form the last battle. What could be done about the Homm? Sure, she was able to kill some and so was Kasu, but Sala already would be weakened by just killing one, and even her and Kasu would not be able to keep on fighting after a while, if there were too many of them. She wondered if there might be an ally they could turn to. She let her mind wander in search of a solution. As she was getting more and more immersed in searching the universe for a probable ally a flame possibly the height of a human appeared before her and as a voice started speaking in her mind she got wide eyed in almost shock.

When among Dragons... Chapter 7 Family history

When among Dragons... Chapter 7 Family history

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

Instinctively, Garrus let out a low growl the likes of which none around had ever heard before coming from… anyone. With his eyes wide open, Garrus looked at the creature.

“The fuck?”

When among Dragons... Chapter 6 In Flux

When among Dragons... Chapter 6 In Flux

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

Marian sat beside the steering wheel on the drive back home, glancing towards the back seats.

Biker Bitch Ch. 01

Biker Bitch 1
Biker Bitch
By
Michele Nylons


Chapter One: Cassie


Cassie Rivers is a closet crossdresser who is also a member of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. Her secret is discovered and the OMC leave her for dead in the desert. She wakes up in the custody of the FBI who make her an offer she can't refuse.

The Pawn

In a Medieval fantasy world, a war is conducted on a magical chess field instead of on the battlefield. Young Joshua is drafted to become a pawn in a deadly game. His only hope is to reach the end of the field and fulfill a prophecy that will save himself and his comrades. However, things are not as they seem as Joshua experiences a shocking transformation.

Broken Echo

Five nested stories form one overall tale! Spanning different genres and time periods—fantasy adventure, romantic comedy, suspense, and more—there's something for everyone as each story delves deeper into the themes raised by the one before, with unexpected consequences as each resolution echoes back into the overall tale. Fun, thrilling, sexy, and smart!

When among Dragons... Chapter 4 Out for a stroll

When among Dragons... Chapter 4 Out for a stroll

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

It was now mostly night, even though a slight glow in the west still reminded them of the sun that had set a while ago. The air was humid and somewhat warm, though a slight chill seemed to creep in. It was silent, only distant street sounds could be heard, along with a very slight wind blowing.

When among Dragons... Chapter 3 A new family

When among Dragons... Chapter 3 A new family

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

Marian stepped forward, to take Garrus’ hand, smiled and shook it. It was a reassuring handshake, while not strong or uncomfortable, not exactly soft either.
“I've heard quite some things about you from Hera and look forward to getting to know you.”
She stepped back, her eyes remaining on Garrus, mustering.

What if? Part 9


The calm before the storm?

The next morning the Greeks assembled the funeral pyre and a messenger was sent to inform us that the pyre would be lit by nightfall. There were only Kassandra, Hector, myself and Demeter who went. Helena wanted to come, but I asked her not to, as I thought it better to keep the provocations to a minimum. That morning Kassandra and I had told Hector, Andromache, Demeter and Helena the whole story about how Patroklos had come to be in Achilles armour. I had the feeling the only one who truly understood was Helena. However Hector was evidently so happy, that I was there and his sister better than she had been in a while, that he just accepted our actions as necessary. As I watched him with Andromache and their son I realized, what a change she had worked in him without him knowing. He had become an attentive husband, a loving father and a caring brother, in short a lovely man. I was happy for Andromache.

Ilos Book 2 Part 10

Ilos continues!

 

Ilos is a story about another world that's become intertwined with Earth via what are known as Keys, a tool in the shape of a metal headband that allows those on Earth to access Ilos and interact with it. However, the magic of Ilos has snatched some of those with Keys away from Earth permanently and a mad scramble ensues to figure out what has truly happened and deal with things as Ilos continues to encroach on Earth. The story follows Aria, Nick, and Tasalin as they fight, scheme, and command on their way to the answers they seek in this new land.

 

The start of one of the final chapters of book 2, Aria is back in action and exploring the Dread Castle Hamelin!

 
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What if? Part 8


Mother:

We stayed in bed almost all of the next morning, in fact as long as Aphrodite could keep Helena occupied, without actually taking her out to New York or wherever would take Helena’s fancy. Both of them appeared in our bedroom at about midday, carrying a tray with food, after Aphrodite had made sure they weren’t interrupting anything sexual. I, on the other hand, wasn’t sure if there was anything sexual, that would surprise little Helena. She seemed so adult sometimes.

When among Dragons... Chapter 2 To a new future

When among Dragons... Chapter 2 To a new future

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

When among Dragons... Chapter 1 Home again

When among Dragons... Chapter 1 Home again

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me,
Gabe as my editor and friend
as well as Sammi for ideas

What if? Part 7


Explanations:

The apartment was huge. There was a big although wonderfully cozy lounge with a fake fireplace, that had gas flames burning a metal log, but gave off almost the real kind of heat. A study that held quite an extensive library and four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms each, that actually had real baths. There was a kitchen that a chef would envy with a dining area and being a penthouse, a roof terrace. Maureen must have been well in demand, no wonder with her beauty.

What if? Part 6


News from the past:

So that night, settled comfortably in the arms of my love, I thought of Kassandra and went in search of her. It did not take long for me to find her, but what I found scared me thoroughly. She was alone and huddled on the ground, surrounded by dark threatening figures and a landscape of destruction around her. Within seconds I had drawn up to about ten feet in height and my wingspan must have been at least thirty feet. A low growl escaped my throat. One of the figures turned around, away from Kassandra and was visibly shocked by my appearance. I recognized Hera.

The Hollow - Part 1

Life is unfair. No matter how strong you are, no matter how hard you fight life always wins. But death does not discriminate. To live a worthless life does not mean a worthless death and life is not the only one who is unfair.

What if? Part 5


Completing the transformation:

After that experience there was no way Pyrrha was going back to being Achilles. She was though, now heavily dreaming of Patroklos as her man. I told her in carefully dosed bits about the fact, that I knew I would die in childbirth as my second sacrifice, and asked her to take care of our child. She was devastated at first, but when I told her, that I would see to it that she would on one hand be able to breast feed the baby and on the other still keep her male genitalia and in working order too, she settled down and accepted her fate more and more happily, the more female hormones I administered. I completely left out the anti-androgens, as they not only were endangering the function of the penis, but also had serious side effects. Instead I went for higher doses of estrogen in its various forms and progesterone. In the six weeks before the birth there would also be prolactin. I kept her mostly in the dark about the “magic” I was applying. She was a bit disappointed at first, that I was not changing her instantly by magic, but I explained, that a slower transition would be beneficial to her, and thinking it through she agreed.

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