White Destiny 12: Corpse in the river

Katherine sat on the wagon bench next to Leo. She had the reins and a canteen of mead within arm's reach. She was still in ironclad, even in broad daylight, but she no longer brandished a spear like she had done the night before. Her sharp eyes continually scouted ahead through the narrow slits of… Continue reading White Destiny 12: Corpse in the river

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White Destiny 11: Worse than a swamp giant

In the air was the sizzling of blue steel in the white water, the crackles of red flame on dark charcoals, and the rumble of hammer hoisted above the ironsmith’s chestnut hair. Orange sparks flew every time the hammer struck the hot iron on a black anvil. It had been half a moon since the… Continue reading White Destiny 11: Worse than a swamp giant

White Destiny 10: Picnic to a dragon’s lair

After a brief recess, the Council reconvened to cast their votes on three proposals that tackled the imminent dust fall. The agriculturist's idea to build shelters and greenhouses was the first to be considered. The motion was passed almost unanimously with a single abstain from the ironsmith. According to the initial plan drafted by the… Continue reading White Destiny 10: Picnic to a dragon’s lair

News from Ashlora Oct/2018

Thanks to the free mapping tool Inkarnate, I finally finished mapping the major landmarks in Ashlora. It was a fantastic world-building exercise and I found plenty of ideas to use in White Destiny. Before diving in... Before I go into details of the new map, I need to make a brief announcement. As you might have… Continue reading News from Ashlora Oct/2018

White Destiny 9: More teeth than I

The bishop started his proposal by pointing out the passiveness in the agriculturist’s plan. Whether it was a shelter above ground or underground; the fact remained that Ironheart’s way of life would never be the same. Therefore, he proposed a bold plan to persuade Fazegaid—the dragon that set the Dark Forest ablaze and caused the… Continue reading White Destiny 9: More teeth than I

White Destiny 8: Grow you a meadow

The first councilor to present an idea was Granny Annabel. The agriculturist took inspiration from the greenhouse that came with her master title and proposed that a glass roof should be constructed over the entirety of Ironheart. The walls could serve as the base. The furnaces used in tampered steel production and some kilns in… Continue reading White Destiny 8: Grow you a meadow

White Destiny 7: A sin far too great

It was for the longest time the central platform had been vacated. Fifteen councilors in the Hall of Guidance, a vast hemispherical hall whose floor was made entirely from polished obsidian, and yet none volunteered to be on that stage at the moment. The baron had slumped into his throne and begun drumming his fingers… Continue reading White Destiny 7: A sin far too great

White Destiny 6: Kingdom in peril

Steve the ironsmith had been sleeping before every Silverflow Council meeting. Even though everyone in the council knew the only kind of vote he would cast was “I abstain”, his participation was still required. Half of the time, he would fall asleep during the meeting and someone in the council would start a vote to… Continue reading White Destiny 6: Kingdom in peril

News from Ashlora – Aug/2018

It's been a year since I last wrote something about Ashlora. Most of the contents I published last year are technical notes, which I don't imagine anybody but the people in my engineering class would read. I'm happy to report that I'm succeeding in real life but not in the field of literature as I… Continue reading News from Ashlora – Aug/2018

White Destiny 5: Most gracious and most magnificent

After a swift apology, so swift that the princess had no time to react, Brown dragged Leo by the collar upstairs. He threw Leo into the last room at the end of a narrow corridor where Count D’Amore would sometimes rent to make love with his mistresses. The room was built with master-grade insulation walls.… Continue reading White Destiny 5: Most gracious and most magnificent