Confusing TruthThe purple haired Guillotine Cross didn’t move. Was this person, the red cladded Arch Bishop with long silver hair, really the one, she was looking for almost a year…?Confusing Truth1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“W-what are you doing here--?!” The Guillotine Cross didn’t know what to say and stared at him surprised, having mixed feelings about this meeting.
The Arch Bishop approached the assassin slowly. “I have been looking for you.”
“Looking for me…? Well that’s great... I was looking for you too, Kouhei! For a really long time actually…!! You made me so worried, you know...?! I thought this bastard of an Arch Bishop Alexius found you and took you away from me…!” Her face turned bitter. She tried to smile, being glad to see him alive, but painful memories about the Arch Bishop suddenly came back to her.
“Kouhei…? And what’s with brother Alexius…?” The Arch Bishop asked with a confusion written on his face.
Legend of Korra Book: Strength Chapter 5Shiro Shinobi: "After staying in the city Ronin sees how much has changed and is getting accustomed to the present day life style. And after a talk alone at night outside of the temple, Asami and Korra make amends for how their relationship came to an unfortunate end due to Asami working most of the time to conserve her company; the only the thing she has left of her father Hiroshi Sato. But in route to the Western Air Temple, everyone was attacked by a group of the Dragon Brother's army that were being led by two strangers whom clearly are up to no good as well."Legend of Korra Book: Strength Chapter 52 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
*Book: Strength Chapter 5: Two Journeys, Two Paths*
Tenzin along with the airship arrived at the Western Air Temple where some of the air acolytes received them and helped tie down the airship. Jinora, Ikki and Meelo flew in to greet everyone running to hug Tenzin first.
“Daddy you’re finally here!” Ikki jumped excite
BO'H - Chapter 18 - Returning to the HiveSlowly, quietly, the folks up top lowered me down into the sinkhole, and as I descended I kept my eyes peeled for offshoots. Somewhere along these vine-ridden walls was the tunnel in which I had encountered the insectoid guard. Unfortunately, I’d done so in the dark, from the bottom up, and this vertical tube proved to be absolutely riddled with intersecting tunnels and small caves. A time came where I could almost begin to see the glow of bioluminescence against the bottom of the shaft, and that was my sign that it was time to make a rash decision and just start traveling the next tunnel that seemed even remotely familiar.BO'H - Chapter 18 - Returning to the Hive2 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Choosing a tunnel that seemed to be on the wall of the shaft I’d been climbing - not that I could be at all sure of such things with all of the beatings my head had taken prior - I decided that it was as good an option as any and crossed my fingers that, at the very least, these things might all reach the insects’ hive eventually
Fire and Brimstone: A short StoryFire and Brimstone: A short Story1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
"The smoke of her burning goeth up for ever and ever!"
from a log belonging to an unnamed crewman of the LZ-129 Hindenburg.
3. MAI 1937,
Eine andere verdammten Tag wieder für mich. Einige amerikanischer Tourist, der sich selbst "Johnson White" nennt, gab mir Bestellungen per Telegramm um Wache zu halten und dieses spezielle Paket, das an Bord der Hindenburg versendet werden ist zu überwachen. Er sagt, es ist der Rückzug Form eines Kristalledelstein als "Amber" bekannt. Offenbar, sagte er mir, dass das Schmuckstück ist in einer speziellen Kiste, um sie von spontan Verbrennung während im Flug zu halten richtig versiegelt werden. Was für ein Unsinn. Jedenfalls bekamen wir das verdammte Edelstein sorgfältig verpackt und in der Box, die ths amerikanischer gebeten, dass wir es in Dichtung abgedichtet. Offenbar ist er nicht an Bord, seit er informiert uns weiter, dass er sich auf einen Urlaub in Brüs
BO'H - Chapter 12 - The HyphaenidMy torch filled the ancient, web-filled corridors with flickering shadows, highlighting the ancient carvings of Terrakin past facing the same trials that I had been tackling for the past week. The strange, stony creatures had taken good care of me ever since the disaster, but to allow me the opportunity to delve into theses tunnels, home of rites that had long since fallen from recent memory… I was honored they thought so highly of me.BO'H - Chapter 12 - The Hyphaenid1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Still, this place was dangerous. It was clear why no Terrakin had dared enter in… what had the elder said? Decades? Surely not centuries, or else the elder himself wouldn’t have been one of the last to see the rites through to the end. In either case, it was all I could do as a small, fleshy lad of sixteen to push myself through these seemingly impossible tests of strength, dexterity, and wit.
For as long as I’d lived with these people, coping with my loss and then learning their ways, I had felt like a burden to them. Never qu
Legend of Korra Book: Strength Chapter 7Shiro Shinobi: “Koh, a malevolent spirit, whom has had a history with the Avatar mainly with Avatar Kuruke after stealing his fiancée Ummi’s face. Now Korra must regain it back for Ummi so she can tell Korra how to regain her predecessors. Meanwhile, the rest of Team Avatar took back a radio station after battling a couple of spirit soldiers whom were led by Xersi and Xi’Lee. What is to happen next on everyone’s voyage to find the temple?”Legend of Korra Book: Strength Chapter 72 days ago in General Fiction More Like This
*Book: Strength Chapter 7: Meeting Again*
Korra and Tenzin had little distance left as they approached the entrance to Koh’s lair. Korra felt a bit of pressure building inside her chest as the arc of the tree was getting more over her head. Right on the entrance they stopped walking to review the plan as to how they’re going to approach Koh.
“Here we are. Remember, do not show any expressions. Keep control over your emotions. After meeting my father long, no doubt he’ll try to s
Airship Dawn Breaker Crew RosterCrew Roster for Airship Dawn BreakerAirship Dawn Breaker Crew Roster1 week ago in Profiles More Like This
Commanding Officer: Hunter "Sterling Blade" Crane
Navigations Officer 1: Michael Frederick Becker
Nagivations Officer 2: Evan Geral
Heavy Ordinance Officer: Mason "Deadnaught" Krontz
Fire Control Officer:
Auxiliary Fire Control Officer:
Forward Dorsal Gunnery Officer: Dylan Warner
Forward Ventral Gunnery Officer: Johnathan "MoonHex" Ory
Aft Dorsal Gunnery Officer:
Aft Ventral Gunnery Officer:
Intelligence Officer: Josie Johnson
Chief Engineering Officer:
Chief Medical Officer:
Chief Security Officer:
Gun Battery Crews:
Boarding Operations Teams:
Permanent Passengers: Nix Coleman, Taylor Coleman
Groundside Operations roster-
Combat Infiltrations Specialist: Hunter "Sterling Blade" Crane
Heavy Munitions Specialist: Mason "Deadnaught" Krontz
Heavy Weapons Specialist: Johnathan "MoonHex" Ory
Post Terminus: Phantoms V - Terra Firma~ Terra Firma, Phantoms pt VPost Terminus: Phantoms V - Terra Firma1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Noon brought cloudy skies and ugly horizons to Terminus, the Western Gates sitting tall and undaunted by the distant storm. The large auritium gates held a dull sheen, ovular and reaching almost halfway up the wall. At a more reasonable height, bigatium doors had been installed within the larger gates themselves, permitting smaller caravans and general foot traffic with ease.
Lined outside this gate, a number of stalls seemed to stretch on well back into the outlying districts. Sitting inside, carts and wagons of various designs and condition were parked, their attendants lazing about nearby. At the far end, to the right, lay a large pen, nearest the exit. Inside, the blinded basilisks employed by the caravans curled up in whatever warmth they could find, feeding out of a trough at the far end of their corral.
Painted sloppily above each stall, an oaken billboard marked with a number denoted which stable was which. More importantly, the sma
The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (Blurb)At twenty-four and suffering from emelesia, a rare genetic disorder, aviatrix Voi Román is in a pickle: by her twenty-fifth birthday, the natural supplements she takes to manage crippling physical and psychological symptoms, including uncontrollable jitters and hallucinations, will no longer be enough; soon, she must be admitted into a mental asylum.The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (Blurb)6 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Running on her last drop of optimism, a solution presents itself when a questionable government agent visits her home. He offers her a cure, though not without a price: a disturbing truth about emelesia is revealed, changing Voi’s world forever. However skeptical, Voi takes the agent up on his offer, embarking on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. Though, her new reality is not what it seems…
Meanwhile, while on a routine covert diplomatic mission in the Darmoilen Empire, Special Envoy Milia Furlan of the League alliance receives harrowing news about the Haran, an occult politico-terrorist threat long ago
BO'H - Chapter 14 - More VictimsA few dozen meters up the craggy walls of the tunnel, I discovered that my fall had managed to rupture several of the partially-healed wounds I’d sustained from my encounter with the other tentacled horror we’d stumbled across on this trip. The blood trickling down my legs and arms was distracting, but I think the feeling of it running down into the cracks of my charred arm was somehow worse, being a very alien feeling. Almost like something was oozing around just between layers of skin. I’d have shuddered, if such a motion wasn’t likely to send me dropping back into the strangling grasp of the Hyphaenid, and my almost-certain doom.BO'H - Chapter 14 - More Victims2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Already on this climb I’d had to expend even more precious energy in burning off encroaching vines as they ripped themselves free of the wall in an attempt to swat me down, and as that drain compounded with my reopened puncture wounds and pummeled muscles… Well, I’ll just say that I wasn’t feeling espec
Lonely Souls on a Lonely SkyOrange skies and gold clouds. That’s all there is in these forsaken skies. I almost have to believe that the lens of my spyglass was painted with that image. No, wait, there it is. The green flair in the distance. The Vortex.Lonely Souls on a Lonely Sky5 days ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I went out to the fore deck of the airship and turned it to head toward the Vortex. A beautiful and terrible thing this Vortex. A green glow in the heavens, as the land dwellers know it. I’ve been there many times before, myself. I know what it truly is. Death.
I turned and walked back to the cabin, patting the little dragon’s head as I passed it. I could tell it was only a yearling, not fully grown yet. Friendly little thing, it is. Came right up to me and let me bring it on board without a fuss. Didn’t even have to sedate it.
The bottle of dragon blood sits on my desk. Glowing green. Flammable. I threw it into the engine and the fire flared blue-green, roaring loudly and burning hotter than before. I picked up my logbook from my desk and
BO'H - Chapter 15 - RuinionWe walked through seemingly identical tunnels for several hours, my guide and I, breaking only as often as absolutely necessary, and still it felt like we were getting no closer to escaping the confines of this place. The farther we trekked, the more I began to see traces of plant life in the walls once more, and as they got more and more common, I could feel my insectoid companion growing uneasier. Eventually,he had reached the limit of his aid, indicating he needed to return to the hive once more. We exchanged our stilted goodbyes, he gave me a very stern warning about ‘trees’, and was kind enough to mime out directions for a few more branches in the path ahead I was going to need to take. After that, if I was understanding him correctly, everything would eventually lead to the surface.BO'H - Chapter 15 - Ruinion1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I waved to him as he disappeared into the darkness, loneliness and worry creeping in almost immediately as I turned around to head along on my own. Normally for situations like this
BO'H - Chapter 13 - Nora, MeanwhileThe following entry is an excerpt from the personal log of Elanora Albrecht, Investigative Reporter and part-time editor for the Blast O’Hammond series of pulp adventure novels.BO'H - Chapter 13 - Nora, Meanwhile3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We were certainly in a bad situation, that much was sure. The jump ahead of us seemed impossible, especially for someone without much experience with such things. I’d jumped a few ravines in my day - by which I mean the small treks I’d taken into the uninhabited countryside and the caves therein. This was something altogether different however. I wasn’t sure I could make a leap like this.
When Flint quietly apologized from behind me, I initially assumed he was beating himself up for having dragged me down here. That was complete nonsense, as I’d volunteered to come, knowing full well how dangerous his trips sometimes were. However, before I could turn around to comfort him with that information, his left hand burned its way through my shirt as he lifted me up and toss
BO'H - Chapter 10 - A Closer LookThe building wasn’t especially large, as abandoned ruins go, but it was certainly solid. Despite a solid covering of vegetation hinting at a significant amount of time lying between its original abandonment and the present, the place looked completely intact. As solid and imposing - presumably, at least - as the day it was built. It was a step pyramid of some kind, though I couldn’t see any sign of the usual humanoid-sized staircases that were normally set into each face.BO'H - Chapter 10 - A Closer Look1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nora sketched furiously as we approached the location on foot We were looking for signs of the men who had been lost on the previous survey of the region, which had provided the maps we’d used to get here.
“It’s fascinating how similar this looks to some Solarren structures.” I mused, taking in the overall forms of the place.
“Solarren?” Nora asked, without even looking up from her work.
“The lizardfolk that are natives to this desert.” I explained. “Yo
BO'H - Chapter 16 - Marshaling ForcesWe were free of those wretched caves and back onto the ship within an hour, even slowed as we were by Hyphaenid emerging from side tunnels and needing to rest for the sake of the men who were making it possible for Nora to keep up with us. Our ship’s doctor gathered nearly every bit of antiseptic we had on board to care for her leg, but even that wasn’t enough to do anything about the shattered bones and shredded muscles inside. In the end, as I’d feared, the only option had been to take it off entirely.BO'H - Chapter 16 - Marshaling Forces1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the aftermath of the surgery, I sat by her bed as Jameson saw to getting the anchor raised and plotting the return trip through the gap in the mountains and across the desert. Nora had fallen unconscious from blood loss before the bonesaw had come out, and I feared how she might react when she finally came to. I spent a good long while waiting in that room, trying to think of how I might try to calm her down when she eventually woke and was forced to deal with the
BO'H - Chapter 17 - Into the BreachScreaming winds. Tearing canvas. Splintering wood. We never should have come here.BO'H - Chapter 17 - Into the Breach1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The winds around the mountain had been like nothing my father had ever seen. A veritable monster of a storm had blown in out of nowhere, sending our small scouting balloon slamming into the sharp, craggy rocks of the mountainside. For a time, I think my father believed he could regain control of our craft, but as the entire thing began to crumble apart around us, he seemed to become resigned to his fate. The terror I had felt, and seen in his face, was something I would never really overcome, no matter how brave I thought I was in the present.
I had been thrown clear of the crash, when the balloon had finally become damaged beyond all ability to remain airborne. I skidded a good ten meters through the snow, temporarily blacking out when I made contact with a buried rock. When my sight had returned, debris was everywhere in the otherwise pure snow. I could chart the exact facing of our crash by t
BO'H - Chapter 11 - Beneath the TempleNora stood in front of the advancing creature, arms set in a defensive position. “You’re not taking us alive, you monster! You have no idea who you’re threatening!”BO'H - Chapter 11 - Beneath the Temple1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Er, Nora, I appreciate the effort, but-”
The encroaching fungus-beast released a cacophonous blast of sound that rumbled the walls of the cavern. I could only assume it was its attempt at laughter. “‘Aliiiiive’ is not required, huuuuman.” It intoned. “Life fades… Braaaaain remains.”
It wheeled back its thick, braided arms, preparing to slam them down on Nora. She seemed prepared to dive out of the way of the strike, but I preferred it not be necessary in the first place. A confused series of honks escaped from the creature as a gout of fire blasted it in the face, all but obliterating that portion of its torso and revealing more of the glow from within. The massive creature immediately slumped farther back as the force of my attack coupled