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Will O' The Wisps - Prologue

Prologue – The Third Realm

When she concentrated she could feel it in the air around her, like a great cold emptiness that wished to seep into her skin and suck the life within her dry. She could always feel it somewhere in the back of her mind. A wrongness. A world without magic. And she had barely any magical ability to begin with! How could the mages who came here stand it?

Sarah Whitlock, 2285

The year was 1887 and Marshal Steven Whitlock was hot on the heels of the Dermit gang when they were all thrown from their horses by a fiery explosion in the sky. Waking four hundred years later, he finds himself and the world radically changed.

Reflections: A Gamble chapter 1

Sorry it’s taken me so long to get the next chapter out like it’s gotten in the way again it will be a while before the next chapter I’m currently in the process of moving and with work being what it is finding time to sit and write have become increasingly few and far between

The Return of Dragons

Neale O’Conner was playing a friendly game of Dungeons and Dragons with his friends at the local pub. When his character was attacked by a fire-breathing wyvern and transformed, he suddenly burst into flames.

Transformed in real life, he and his friends attempted to understand everything that was happening, including that people were suddenly seeing dragons flying through the air.

Elsewhere, Otherwhen, Somehow: Chapter 5

That had been a good meal, I was content with a full belly. Tanris and I hoped to return soon if we could do so without some kind of hassle.

He spent some of the time while we traveled informing me about the court. It was only then that he said he was taking me to see the High Lord. I turned a bit in the seat and asked him why? His reply was quite simple, "If you are the one in the prophecy, he needs to know."

Lost in Translation - Part 4

 

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Lost in Translation
Part 4 - Red Letter Day

by Persephone

 
Author's Note: It's been a long time since I started this story. I'm sorry for the delay. I was probably too close to some of what I was writing so had to give it a healthy pause. However now I'm up and running again I hope that you find some small pleasure in this tale. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 

Sometimes going through transition can feel like you're walking through a minefield. And sometimes you actually are...

Age of Gods Online Chapter 7

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Serena was a top player in the popular browser game Age of Gods Online which combines elements of strategy and RPG on a platform available to everyone with access to the internet. As an RMT scum, she climbed the ranks of the deathmatch with real world money. One day, after she was defeated in battle by another player, she went to sleep and woke up in the world of AGO.

But something was wrong. She woke up 300 years in the future of the current Age of Gods Online. Will she be able to unravel why or how she got there and if she'll ever return home?

Age of Gods Online Chapter 7
The epic struggles of young gods in another world.


By Shiina Ai

A Slave of Jupiter

A Slave of Jupiter is an independent sequel to A Princess of Jupiter. You might want to read that story first to get the context, but it isn't absolutely necessary.

Casey Brooke receives a visitor from Jupiter requesting help to save the planet. Unsure if this was a hoax or if Casey was going insane, Casey decides to bring what the visitor requested to a location in Sedona, Arizona at the appointed time. An accident ensues and Casey finds himself now on Jupiter; alone, naked, and female. Can Casey, now Cassia, save the planet and find love at the same time?

Politics is... Pretty Close to Home, Too [2.3]

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Screaming is healthy... well, sometimes at least?
Screaming in bad situations can help you resist much worse, politically unwise actions as well in the long run.

There's no shame in letting off a nice big girly scream or two while falling through the air at speed at least, no matter who you are.

Events unfold including but not limited to:
Plans being made and shared repeatedly,
Someone gets clingy for semi-valid reasons,
And Hannah uses John as a meat shield!


 

Fighting the Homm: part 15, final.


Chapter twenty nine: mopping up.

Even though the events of the last couple of weeks had made things a lot better, a slight feeling of uneasiness remained for Odyssa. Yes, so far peace seemed more secure, but they had not yet been everywhere to get the treaty signed. As a result she set off again with the Deara the two destroyers and Suha, who this time was accompanied by Kasu, in the Anagara, to investigate the farthest reaches of this universe. Two more Lizard communities signed the treaty and they were already asking themselves if they needed to turn around, when they were attacked by a small fleet of unknown ships. Both Kasu and Circe clouded their the squadron in protective spells, but the fire from the alien vessels took a lot of energy to ward off.

Welcome to Whisper Pines Part-9

Welcome to Whisper Pines
Part Nine

by:
Enemyoffun


After a tragedy, Charlie and his small family move from the West Coast to the East and to a small and idyllic, dairy community to start anew. Soon he starts to realize the town seems a bit odd and the things there not so right, including himself.

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When among Dragons... Chapter 14 Acceptance

When among Dragons... Chapter 14 Acceptance

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

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

Looking at the glimmer of the embers in the fireplace which were now almost gone Garrus gathered his thoughts before heading up after Drew. Back in his room he looked around to find Drew lying on his bed, rolled together in the fetal position close to the wall, holding a pillow to his head, sobbing.

Fighting the Homm: part 14


Chapter twenty seven: the Lizard Amazons

Suha and Odyssa sparred every day from then on. At first it was only the human Amazons watching, but soon Taka, Gora and Zima watched too. It did not take long for Taka to ask if she could be taught as well. Odyssa, who was very satisfied with the quick learning of Suha, asked Suha, if she would mind doing some gentle exercises with Taka, so that she could watch the differences in how her body moved by comparison to herself and Suha. Of course now everybody was interested. Suha was very gentle with Taka, who had great difficulty to adjust to the speed, with which Suha was now moving. Odyssa was watching Taka’s every move, mentally noting how Taka had a completely different body balance, which made it almost impossible for her to match Suha’s movements, but that was what she evidently thought she had to do. Odyssa stopped them.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 18

The Angel of Chicago

Part Eighteen: Aftermath

by

Rodford Edmiston

There were no empowered healers who could get there quickly. None, in fact, were known who could be there any time within the next several hours. Malak and Blackpool were both out of touch, but expected back soon. Meanwhile, Arielle would have to depend on mundane medicine.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 17

I'm sorry this is a bit late. I kept feeling dissatisfied and re-writing. It felt too passive. Finally, as I lay in bed waiting for sleep, I realized a solution. I started on it first thing this morning. This is the result.

The Angel of Chicago

Part Seventeen: Probative Action

by

Rodford Edmiston

Fighting the Homm: part 13


Chapter twenty five: the dawning of peace

Like all the other times before Odyssa awoke refreshed and full of drive. Elaria was refreshed, too and Circe, who had protected everyone with her spell just in case, was happy. Both kids were their usual self and so Gaia found a happy little family around her, when she finally woke up, too. Even though she had not recovered all of her strength it was obvious, that the planet was recovering fast. The flora had become abundant and so had the fauna. Gaia was wondering about that, as it had originally been Kronos, who had created the animal life. But when she looked outside more closely she saw Elaria in what could only be a conversation with some of the horses. She definitely saw understanding in the animals eyes, as Elaria was gently speaking to them. Gaia was fascinated. Who was this girl, whom Odyssa called Princess and her daughter?

When among Dragons... Chapter 13 Lessons

When among Dragons... Chapter 13 Lessons

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

Special thanks to
my love Chryos who creates this with me

Please note that my editor did not yet get to fully review this chapter. I may update it with corrections later.

 

“Oh, but the evening has barely begun, hasn't it? Well then… let's get started…“

Horst looked at both of his children and smiled.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 15

The Angel of Chicago

Part Fifteen: Detonations

by

Rodford Edmiston

They descended through the thick pour of concrete and steel into the cold, dank chamber. Domino's light did little to dispel the shadows in spite of the small space. There, in the center, on a stand, was the bomb.

"It's smaller than I was expecting," said Domino, sounding relieved.

Reflections: A Gamble

This is my first attempt at posting something on here so please forgive any mistakes in format or anything else.

Anyway here is a small teaser of a story that I have been kicking around for a bit. It’s still a bit rough but I figured let you’ll get a taste. It may be a little bit until I post the first chapter and really get underway I hope y’all enjoy.


Reflections: Gamble

Prologue

A cry rent the night from the depths of the palace a cry not of terror but of pain and joy, The princess had been born.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 14

I'm back, and at least to my admittedly biased eyes this now reads much better. I'm still having some problems with later sections, though that's mainly because the plot as it is now written is similar to a couple of my Masks plots. I may change it or just plunge ahead.

Anyway, I hope folks enjoy this.

The Angel of Chicago

Part Fourteen: Ephemeral Solutions

by

Rodford Edmiston

Fighting the Homm: part 12


Chapter twenty three: a serious assault

Next Odyssa had the ships join Kan’s squadron and, since the Deara now really was the flagship of the fleet, she had the commanding officers convene in the ship’s canteen, the only place big enough for and assembly of that size. She introduced Suha to all the others and could see the look of pride on Kan’s face, as he realised her new uniform. He had made the right choice. Now Odyssa introduced them to her decisions about strategy. As she was used to lead from the front as the Queen of Amazons as well because of her unique ability to kill Homm, the Deara would take first place behind the skirmishers, whom she wanted Sala and LaSaDa to lead. Kan, Suha, Oda and Han, the commander of the fourth battleship were to engage the battle with their respective destroyers and bring it to whatever ships the Homm would throw at them, while Odyssa would take the Deara past the enemy line and assault their base on the target planet. The assault would only stop once the enemy leader and or the creator of the Homm was dead.

When among Dragons... Chapter 12 Family matters

When among Dragons... Chapter 12 Family matters

When among Dragons... Chapter 12 Family matters

by Machara and Chryos Stormwing

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

With a loud crack and a flash of light, a portal formed right next to the half-siblings. While this was totally unexpected to them, at least this time they knew what was likely happening. Someone walked through the opening that looked eerily like a hole in space.

The Synthodyne Conspiracy

Brent Daniels’ life is going nowhere fast until one day everything changes when he discovers his parents’ disappearance six years earlier might have been something more sinister than he realized.

As he tries to discover the truth, he uncovers a global terrorist plot, however, his capture by the terrorist organization will leave him questioning everything he ever held of value.

The Angel of Chicago: Part 13

One reason I didn't set this in the Masks universe was I wanted to explore a different set of circumstances behind people with powers. Part of that difference is that this world is darker than the Masks world. The villains are savvier, the crooked politicians more successful, the press less fair. The differences have been minor so far. Be warned that the next few segments will be pretty dark.

The Angel of Chicago

Part Thirteen: A Hand Forced

by

Rodford Edmiston

Fighting the Homm: part 11


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."

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 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.“

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.

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