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Tendrils of Darkness — Epilogue

Epilogue   With No Man’s Land finally behin...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 50: Final Confrontation

Final Confrontation   Years of sentinel train...

Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 49: Secrets Revealed

Secrets Revealed   Circling Copius, the owlbe...

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Tendrils of Darkness — Epilogue

by Will Spero

Epilogue   With No Man’s Land finally behind them, Pa’hu let out a long whoop of elation from deep within his gut. This was echoed by more than fifty thousand Northerners, a sound that pierced the crisp, cool air like one of their feathered arrows. At his side were Cawa, his personal beliei, and Vergud, […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 50: Final Confrontation

by Will Spero

Final Confrontation   Years of sentinel training had taught Daen that there was only one replacement for careful planning and patience—dumb luck. They would need plenty of it to get through today. No sooner had they left the sea of encampments behind than a single rider came into view. It was too dark for him […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 49: Secrets Revealed

by Will Spero

Secrets Revealed   Circling Copius, the owlbear appeared to loosen up, taking long, thunderous strides. He dared not get back within close quarters of the beast; his still-throbbing back was a reminder of that. He shifted his feet and readied himself for the next altercation. Darkness had set in, and only a handful of torches […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 48: Uncomfortable Questions

by Will Spero

Uncomfortable Questions   “This is Prince Peldrin’s tent, not King Reginald’s,” said the sentry. Daen had assumed the giant tent in middle of the royal pavilion would be what they were looking for. “My apologies,” he said, starting away. “Hey,” the guard called after him, “where’s your palrock?” Is Tendrils of Darkness new to you? […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 47: Misdirection

by Will Spero

Misdirection   “Too many moving parts,” Sel grumbled under his breath as he edged his horse along the road. At least, that’s what his father would have said. As a tinkerer of sorts, he believed the simpler, the better. Selgrin couldn’t agree more. Take this plan of Daen’s. As a whole it had merit, but […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 46: A Precarious Plan

by Will Spero

A Precarious Plan   “Look who I brought,” Zeph announced, arriving on horseback with a darkly cloaked figure Cahrin recognized at once. “I sort of saved his life—and he, mine.” Selgrin groaned. “Raven!” Copius stood up to give greeting. “It’s g-good to have you back.” Is Tendrils of Darkness new to you? Click here to […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 39: The Onyx Stone

by Will Spero

The Onyx Stone     Three days. That’s how long it had been since Raven had met up with the kobold Gyste and his strange alabaster-skinned companions. And still I search for answers. Gyste kept hidden the secrets he knew, revealing only what was blatantly obvious. Yes, the Afflicted One was planning to make a […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 37: Northerner Alliances

by Will Spero

Northerner Alliances   Pa’hu paced from one end of the canvas tent to the other, thinking on all that had been accomplished since he had taken over the role of Schie Bura of the Capkecka clan. Four of the five Northerner clans had been united under his leadership, some by diplomacy, others by subjugation. Petty […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 36: Song of the Gems

by Will Spero

Song of the Gems   The sparrow came in tilted, favoring a wing, before transforming into a one-handed dogar. Daen didn’t wait for him to catch his breath. “Well?” he prompted as loudly as he dared. “Not much to tell,” Selgrin replied, stretching the arm he injured in the fight with Haril. After several precautionary […]

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Tendrils of Darkness — Chapter 35: The Hunted

by Will Spero

The Hunted     For as long as Raven could remember, a constant cold emanated from his core that even a southern summer could not warm. But tonight’s unforgiving chill was a reminder that things could be worse. Already, his cheeks and nose felt as if they were made of frozen water and would shatter […]

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