Author: Mike Arroyo

05 A Lady to Lead

Draft 2019.5.20.02 – Josah took a step away from the wall, still trying to hide his identity. Offering his hand, he felt an electric charge run through him when Evelyn placed her hand in his. The sudden realization that he missed Evelyn over the years was overwhelming. With his hair still obscuring his face, he […]

04 The Miller’s Daughter

Draft 2019.04.19.01 – Graybard led the Evermore brothers from behind a large red barn near the village of Tuva. Home fires and torches outside dwellings pierced the darkness, making Tuva feel welcoming. Fences on either side of the road appeared to divide fields as pastures. The moon shared enough light to reveal a stone wall […]

03 Surviving Filgore Valley

Draft 2019.04.10.01 -0 “Graybard! Graybard!” shouted Josah as he watched the seasoned soldier run through the thicket. Graybard ignored the call to stop. He kept running forward, swinging his sword to clear his way through the underbrush. Josah could hear many Dragoons running through the woods. “Conall, Caleb squat down now!. Keep your hands in […]

02 Gray the Bard

Draft 2019.04.09.03 – The walk to Cornor didn’t take Josah long, as the burg was within the Southport borders. Pubs there avoided the Casselberry tariffs and scrutiny. As Josah reached Cornor Square, he paused. The burg and square hadn’t changed much over the years, except for the cobblestone road. Merchants left their wagons in the […]

01 Going Home

Draft 2019.04.08.03 – The winds were light as a small crew prepared to hoist down a longboat from the side of the Molly Red. A tall, massive cog ship made of oak, the Molly Red had several masts, with the mainsail at the center. It had fore and stern castles for crew and guest quarters. […]

00 Prologue

Draft 2019.04.07.01 – The rain slowed to a drizzle as a 10-year old boy made his way out of the Filgore Valley. With the dense forest and vegetation behind him, he ran towards the burg called Cornor. “I can’t believe I’m still alive,” Michael John Mayweather said out loud. “Those Dragoons would have killed me,” […]

Los Terra

Millennia ago, large portions of Middle Earth separated as islands. Referred to as the ‘great divide’, Middle Earth is to experience several more divisions. The group of islands to the north of Middle Earth are now referred to as ‘Middle Earth North’. The two larger islands are the East and West Mainlands. Between the Mainlands […]

Liez

The largest city of Middle Earth North lies south of Rylie Glen. The city surrounds the large deep-water inlet as its main port of entry. Ships carrying food, fish or livestock use the West Blue Docks. Ships carrying other supplies and metals unload their cargo on the East Red Docks. The Evermore ships control the […]

Buberra

To the northeast of Liez is Buberra. There are three sister cities, North and South and West, that border the largest body of fresh water named “Morna.” Unlike other cities, Buberra has no external sea ports and relies on Liez to ship their goods.  Yet, with many ports into Morna’s fresh water, Buberra harvests fresh […]

Karune

The city of Karune remains a mystery to this day. South Buberrans are the only people ever to venture into their territory, In fact, Karune allowed South Buberra to extend their city walls beyond the natural border and into their territory. Karunians appear as any ‘manling’ but something is quite different. They draw the worst […]