The room was largely empty. No door. No windows. No defined entry or exit. Nothing, save for a chair, a table and a small button atop its surface.
Leopold watched with quiet fascination as Jeremus drew another line of ink across the parchment’s yellowed face with subtle delicacy. For hours he had watched the Master Cartographer at work...
Tora dangled her legs over the ledge and swung them back and forth, watching as the final dying stars flickered far below. The light they gave off was little more than a feeble blue glow, struggling to light the small clump of earth that Tora sat on, a small floating chunk less than two metres across in any direction...
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Jonah folded the piece of paper over again between his fingers, running the back of his nail along the edge to smooth out the crease. He shifted uncomfortably in his chair. The cheap, plastic edges had been pressing into his legs for hours, and he could feel his feet beginning to tingle as they lost... Continue Reading →
FILE: AUDIO LOG ENTRY // YASH TIR-REL // RESEARCH COORDINATOR RESEARCH TEAM PYTHEAS SUBJECT: PYTHEAS PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT #19 %%ERROR#881%% FILE PARTIALLY OVERWRITTEN // UNKNOWN USER A1: Yash Tir-Rel. Research director. Research team Pytheas. Report number nineteen made at two fifty-eight. [IRREGULAR TAPPING] A2: The efforts of the Pytheas team continues to provide results at... Continue Reading →
EXE_558370%##SYSTEMBOOT EXE_$A_001|“Welcome to Galanet. Please input service location and transmission ID.”| INPUT(AMURIN, [REDACTED]) EXE_558372(INPUT)%##TRANSMISSION OPEN -CONNECTING LINE- . .. ... -CONNECTION SUCCESSFUL- EXE_559101#%%TRANSCRIPT RECORD [SILENCE] T.H: Hello? [SILENCE] T.H: Hello? I’m looking for- ??: Think you got the wrong line. T.H: No, no! I’m sure I put it in right? Look, I’m looking fo, uh-... Continue Reading →
When Alistair had thought of battle, he had envisioned the glorious charge of cavalry thundering across an open field. Of scores of knights all gleaming in polished armour, their lances lowered and prepared to strike. What he had not imagined was sitting for two weeks on his arse staring at a stone wall with thirty... Continue Reading →
So, this year’s been… weird. It’s just weird, you know? It has that feeling like everything should be wrapping up, like the end to a poorly written trilogy, or the season finale that kind of left a bitter taste in your mouth, but at least some of the side characters got some good story-telling out... Continue Reading →