Judged by Peers

Psiksi was tired, pissed off and hung over from the night before. He vaguely remembered having a chat with his mum, but apart from that, it was all a blur. He’d left Kass in bed, since he didn’t have work, and decided to get his own stuff sorted out. All the drinking and shenanigans from … Read moreJudged by Peers

Plans for Good and Bad

Kayel slammed down the communicator, then sheepishly picked it up again. He had just got off the phone with Tenuk Diplastron Theanon, the eldest member of the Dessaron, the renowned traveller who had visited each of the Gods in turn. Kayel had hoped that the Deiton would tell him how to meet up with the … Read morePlans for Good and Bad

Embedded Anger

Kairos had just been flying by when he spotted Yisini and Epani, both sitting on a little, lifeless rock, sighing at each other. In the distance, he could see the source of their vague anger, the remains of a planet being engulfed in flames and dust, having been hit by a passing meteor. “You two … Read moreEmbedded Anger

Grandest of Plans

“You called for me, All-Ksa?” Teekay asked as he entered the tent. For reasons Teekay could not explain, the All-Ksa, the leader of the Skyavok, was insisting on spending his time inside a tent on ground zero of a catastrophe, rather than letting the K-Class look after him. “Of course I did, Teekay…” Kayel sighed. … Read moreGrandest of Plans

Course of Action

“We must send assistance immediately!” the High General shouted as he stormed into the main hall. Already present were King Ver of the Vrekans, Lokmahro, Dovak of the Tsithic Thraki, and Phovos, the leader of the Ksithans of Portalia. “Do they want our help?” Ver asked. General Elkay glared at the Vrekan King. “Of course … Read moreCourse of Action

Hunger and Fury

Kayel could hear screaming. He could smell smoke. He could feel pain. He… could only see blackness. Blackness wasn’t too uncommon a thing to see. Kayel, like most Skyavok, lived in a place known only as the Void, a dark, gloomy space between spaces, otherwise inaccessible to other races. Their homes were built on a … Read moreHunger and Fury

Regrowth of Kinigi

The letter had warned him not to, but he didn’t trust that letter. Especially a letter designed to cause panic? No, Kohra was having none of that. He was already unfriendly with the Whenvern, the Dragon God of Time who had abandoned him and left him to die. Kohra didn’t mind being a vague annoyance … Read moreRegrowth of Kinigi

Mystery Messages

“Ser? We have concluded our investigation. These items are harmless.” The Skyavok Astynomeer, a member of the local police force, handed two envelopes back to Kohra, sealed inside plastic wallets. “Are you sure?” “Yes. There are messages inside. We have scanned them but not opened them, for your privacy.” About three hours ago, Kohra had … Read moreMystery Messages

Tattered Skin

Kohra hadn’t expected to see any lights on. He expected to come back to this little house and it all be empty. But the lights were on and someone was home. Being polite, Kohra walked up to the front door and delicately knocked on it. “One moment.” Some form of movement was heard. A set … Read moreTattered Skin

Changing It Up A Little

“I want to do something different…” Bakxs was a very tall, very scary-looking Ksithan. He’d lived in Palaestra for most of his life, going through an interspecies educational system and looking for a way to express his artistic ideas and possibly even make some money doing so. A world full of creation, stuck inside his … Read moreChanging It Up A Little

Those Other Survivors

“Do you think the other ones we rescued will survive, ser?” Eterek was a newly ranked captain. He normally served in the 289th Legion, but due to an urgent crisis, him and many other Rethan soldiers were serving among the ranks of the 270th Legion, helping them evacuate several small planets. “I mean, the first … Read moreThose Other Survivors