A General’s Election

Tale - Before Photeianos's Announcement


The High General stormed into the office, pushing past the two Ksa stationed in the doorway. Emthion looked up from the piles of paperwork and unfinished bills and all sorts from his desk with a loud sigh.

“Yes, General Photeianos? I am very busy right now.”

Photeianos didn’t seem to care. He...Read More »

Tale - A Secret Phone Call

“Is the line secure?”



“I am positive. Photeianos does not know about this call.”


Rethais breathed a sigh of relief. For once, Elkay wasn’t insisting that he go to some place in the middle of nowhere to call him. Rethais leaned back in his comfy chair, feeling much better.

“So how are you?”

“Have...Read More »

Tale - Uncertain Pick

Kayelar was not normally used to crowds this big. Heck, he wasn’t really used to crowds at all. The only crowds he ever saw were from the windows of the Maza buildings in Portalia and Kolasi, and even then, those crowds were normally protesting something from some other race. Just...Read More »

Tale - A Great Reveal


Elkay shrugged his shoulders, shifting his armour, as he gazed upon the cheering crowds all around him. His armour, designed to both protect him and conceal his identity, was hindering his view quite a bit, he hadn’t really noticed until now just how many beings were watching. By his feet...Read More »

Tale - A Frantic Explanation


Kayelar sat in his chair, arms and legs firmly crossed in a vague attempt to protect himself and not look scared at the same time. The High General had been throwing things across the room for about twenty minutes now and he didn’t seem willing to stop...Read More »

Tale - A Running Mate

The Rethan ship landed cautiously on the tarmac, and uneasily opened up, revealing its nervous passengers. The ten passengers carefully left the ship, and immediately headed to the specially prepared room, which was also filled with other, even more cautious Rethans. Everywhere else had been carefully sealed off from public...Read More »

Tale - Answers to Give

There was an awkwardly large amount of disdain in the room, mostly coming from the body of Rethans standing in the centre of it. They had lots of questions and they wanted answers. Hence why they were all waiting for Elkay to walk in and start talking.

Finally, the candidate for...Read More »

Tale - Debating about Debates

“You finally decided to accept my invitation,” Photeianos smiled, a crooked, mean-spirited smile he normally saved for enemies. Elkay and Rethais had both seen this smile before, but this was the first time they were the enemies, not someone else.

“We have been very busy, Photianos,” Elkay tutted. “What do you...Read More »

Tale - A Running Mate's Meeting

Rethais sat at the back of the bar, waiting patiently. There was no one else around apart from the barkeeper. His small team of Ksa and bodyguards were all outside, keeping everyone else away. Apart from one person. One person who had just been allowed in.

“I apologise for being late,...Read More »

Transcript - Interview with Elkay Theanon

Kazix: Good evening everyone! Today is a special occasion. We have been invited to do our interview at the current HQ of candidates Elkay Theanon and Rethais Rethianos. We are going to be interviewing Elkay Theanon himself, getting to know him a bit better before the Rethan Election campaign officially...Read More »

Tale - The Vice Generals' Debates

There were cameras everywhere, but no other beings apart from Rethais, Kayelar and the moderator, a senior Rethan by the name of Dyphon Kalliergos. Dyphon had been moderating in High and Vice General Candidate debates for about eighty years now, and he was still going strong. A Rethan who relished...Read More »

Tale - Another Bloody Argument


More flying furniture. Kayessen wasn’t surprised. The last few reports, based on polling data from three major cities, had all been filled with bad news. Well, not complete bad news. Just enough for the High General to start having fits of anger and start tearing things up.

“Why do you think?”...Read More »

Tale - Sleepy Chat

“What did he say?”

Veekay didn’t want to talk. But there his boss was, demanding that he talk. Veekay hadn’t slept all night. Hadn’t slept for the last few days, and he desperately needed some time to digest everything that had happened.

“Can I go to sleep?”

“I need to know, Veekay.”

Normally, Elkay...Read More »

Tale - Moving the Vote

The cheers faded into nothing as Photeianos slammed the doors shut behind him. While the many Rethans out there were sated, worry was gnawing at his heals.

“That went well!” Kayel-En smiled as he rushed to Photeianos’s side, a large glass of mead and a stick of grilled meat at hand.

“It...Read More »

Tale - A Sneaky Chat

“April 2nd?”

“Yes, April 2nd. That’s the date they want to do. As early as possible. First Sunday of the month, as to avoid arousing suspicions.”

Nenth glanced up from his desk, across the room where the Keeper was having a quick nap.


“I don’t know…” the voice at the other end replied....Read More »

Tale - Scandalous

“What the fuck is wrong with my damm voice?” Elkay shouted as he threw down the electric tablet far harder than intended. Luckily, the rubberised back caused it to bounce. Unluckily, that bounce made it fall off the table onto the floor, where it landed screen down.

With a sigh, Elkay...Read More »

Tale - Remaining Quiet

“We should be out there.”


Elkay remained firmly in his seat, flicking through an armour catalogue. He’d been wearing the same look for years now, and with current events the way they were, he was considering a change.

“Elkay, we should be using this!”


Rethais on the other hand was restless. He’d sit...Read More »

Tale - A Sulking General

Photeianos had spent the last few nights alone. He didn’t want to speak to anyone, no matter how much everyone wanted to speak to him. He’d made mistakes. Lots of them. He didn’t think he would be caught out by something so small.

Little threats were always his style. He’d never...Read More »

Tale - Last Questions of the Campaign

The crowd died down as Elkay offered himself up for one last question. They had all been there for a few hours, asking questions about everything from increasing taxes on those earning over ten million a year to opening up adoption for all Rethans regardless of marriage status. Elkay had...Read More »

Tale - Election Day Blues

Elkay rolled from his side to his stomach, then back again, unable to find a comfortable position. It was 9 in the morning, but there was no reason to get up quite yet. No campaigning to do, no staff to manage, no speeches to write. Everything was sorted out.

All Elkay...Read More »

Tale - Handing Over

“This… all feels so unreal…” Elkay muttered to himself. Behind him were a handful of the K-Class, members brought in overnight to replace his exhausted main team. To his side was Rethais, with only two V-Class Ksa, the rest of the team having gone home to sleep off nearly twenty...Read More »

Tale - Acceptance Speech of the new High General of the Retha

“My fellow Rethans…”

Elkay hesitated as he stood at the podium, looking over a sea of Rethans. They had all gathered on a cold and windy day to celebrate their new leader. Beings of all shapes and sizes, from all over Rethan territories.

Many of them were wearing their best armour, carrying...Read More »