Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #2

(Last Entry Here) …facility’s reactor went critical, but most of the facility remains intact. We do not have an explanation for this. The remains of the reactor room itself and small portions of the surrounding facility–including, it seems, the Project databases–are still molten. This would have been Specialist Illowen’s job to understand, but you may […]

Whispers of the Starkin: The Io Incident, #1

(The following material is intended only for SolFed military personnel with Class 10 Clearance presently working on Project Precursor. If for whatever reason you have viewed this material, whether accidentally or otherwise, without said clearance, submit yourself immediately to your nearest Data Oversight Center for immediate memory scrubbing. Failure to do so will be counted […]

I Now Have a Patreon!

…because, what can I say, if I could do this forever without money I would, but that’s not the world we live in. Believe me, dear readers, I’ve tried to survive only on projects and happy thoughts, but it hasn’t worked yet. So: if you enjoy what I do here and you’d like to help […]

Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear, #9

(Last Entry Here) (Table of Contents) Shayris bolted upright. She’d been scratching doodles into the bedposts with her knife and fallen asleep. What had woken her? An outlandish device bolted to the nearest corner of the room shouted phrases in Ulmish. No, Shayris realized: the same phrase over and over again. The wheel-operated door was […]

Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #3

And we’re back! For anyone who’s worried that “Dark Helm and Wing’d Spear” may have been bumped from its usual timeslot, that will be returning tomorrow. It’s just been a hectic week and I needed a bit more time to plan that out. Meanwhile: last time I harped on the specific example of problems facing […]

Let’s Talk About Realism in Fantasy, #2

(Part One is Here if you like, but you don’t need it to benefit from this entry) Our plucky heroes faces off against an ancient, inhuman being, a living weapon of the Ancient and Most High and definitely not an overpowered nightmare-creature ripped directly from the deepest lore of my own fiction, a ruthless entity […]