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5 overused fantasy tropes that need to go

26 Apr 2021 10 minute read 0 comments HR van Adel

Content warning: if you're a fan of political correctness, or are a little girl's blouse generally, I wouldn't read beyond this line. :-) We’ve been enamoured by the fantasy genre since we were adolescents. If fantasy didn’t exist, we probably wouldn...

Fragment 74

26 Apr 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Jay Lonnquist

Pettiwren leads them along until the tumultuous tide of the Court recedes at last to something above a dull whisper. They cross pungent galleries of atrous wood-panel and silver-leaf, interrupted by bare pillars of onyx, snaking and sensuous, smooth...

Splinterlands Alpha Summoner Profile - Alric Stormbringer

23 Apr 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Chris Roberts

Carrying the knowledge of the things our fathers feared,Your secrets are as num'rous as the fibers of your beard,And one day when you're laid to rest and all you wrought is gone,Though we'll be by your memory blessed, the storm, it rages on. Alric S...

Fragment 73

23 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jay Lonnquist

The sentries take up a waiting stance at their appearance, with the guarded ease of blooded soldiers. Short knives and slim, ragged-bladed spears at rest. Pyna drifts forward and utters a word unheard by Umin, prompting the nearer sentry to produce a...

Fragment 72

21 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jay Lonnquist

The gate soon shut once more against the crypt of the Paper God and its unresting dead. Then up, up along a relentlessly steep stair redolent with chalk and the sour sweetness of unknowable antiquity. For the first long while of their ascent, the sta...

Sunrise

19 Apr 2021 7 minute read 1 comment Dibbler

Sunrise always seemed strange to Anthony. Especially from the air. Just as he woke the first rays broke free of the horizon and began to illuminate the ceiling in his cabin. He sat up and looked out of the broad windows. Taking in the cloudscape belo...

Adrift

19 Apr 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Dibbler

She floated upward steadily with the rising sun, slowly, as if to meet it. Perhaps to be consumed by it. Huddled in the stolen wooden crate that served as the gondola of her craft and wearing nothing but a shapeless, torn and filthy burlap smock it s...

Splinterlands Rare Card Profile - Furious Chicken

19 Apr 2021 5 minute read 4 comments Chris Roberts

To all those who would steal our eggs, pluck out our feathers, twist off our heads and bread our by-products for frying into nuggets… beware! Your time is at hand! With furied beak and frenzied talon we shall strike back at you. And if one day you fi...

Fragment 71

19 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Jay Lonnquist

Come Come Where other Unspeakables walk, Here  There We will to The Stair. Umin rises painfully from the powdery dunes of violently disheveled particulate, and draws in a few gasping breaths through the covering thickness of his scarf. The air is pon...

Splinterlands Rare Card Profile - Javelin Thrower

16 Apr 2021 6 minute read 1 comment Chris Roberts

The Javelin Throwers will find you, and fast,If into the grasses perchance you are lured,And if you're not some monstrous creature's repast,Then on a long pole you'll be skewered. -from the Goblins' Scout Book Javelin Thrower Splinter - Anumün, the...