The Union of All follows what is left of the old universe, which Epani and Yisini are dutifully protecting from any and all harm. Inside the universe though, the former Voidborn Kenon is plotting to bring unity to literally everyone.
“I wasn’t prepared for this…”
Kayel, the All-Ksa of the Skyavok, was shaking, trying to keep himself upright, trying to focus on his words. But as he stood in front of the High General of the Rethavok, Kayel couldn’t make the right words come out. Broken, crippled words squeaked from his...Read More »
“Alright, so let me get this straight. You want to create a pan-universal union of mortal races, where every race has their own specific job and duty?”
Kenon nodded, perched on his throne, going through a series of notes. In the last few days, the Rethavok leadership had been visited by...Read More »
Lysar tutted as she flicked through a glossy magazine. She never really understood who read these rather unsavoury tabloids, normally written by gossiping Skyavok or Cassian Temthans, but there were always tons of them in waiting rooms across Rethan territories.
This waiting room was particularly quiet, but that was because it...Read More »
Estee seemed not at all bothered that the High General of the Rethavok was standing in front of her, blocking the light from her work. Sure, her world had been turned upside down and destroyed, pretty much literally, but she had so much more time to work on her art...Read More »
Rethais sighed as he climbed out of bed and wearily made his way to the bathroom. He sighed some more as he relieved himself then washed his hands and face, then continued to sigh as he wandered back into the bedroom, staring at the empty bed. Lysar was already awake,...Read More »
As the heavy golden doors slammed shut behind him, Rethais was beginning to think that maybe he should have had this meeting over the phone. Standing at the gold-laced desk, papers scattered everywhere, was a furious High General Kenon, snorting in anger and frustration.
“So you want to betray me again.”
Rethais...Read More »
Rethais wasn’t really sure what he had did to be the subject of the High General’s rage. He had done everything that Kenon had asked and more. He had barely stopped to eat and his office was now his home. Yet for some reason, the High General was furious at...Read More »
“You look awful. Are you alright?”
“I am fine, thank you. I get that a lot.”
Rethais rubbed his eyes wearily as he sat down at the table alongside Kayel, the All-Ksa of the Skyavok. Really, Kayel looked far worse for wear than Rethais did, but they both had an aura of...Read More »
“You should be resting.”
Veeyel shuffled across the room towards the front door, where his partner had just entered. Kayel’s bright yellow armour is what always reminded Veeyel of his beloved friend, but even with his jumbled memories, Veeyel could tell that Kayel was not doing well. His armour was faded...Read More »
“Do you ever get bored, Yisini?”
The Allbirther rolled her eyes at Kenon’s question. She was bored right now, clearing up the remains of a small outbreak in a suburban Temthan town. She had been bored a lot lately, having been busy dealing with both the life and death sides of...Read More »
Kohra grunted as he spat metallic blood from his mouth, then carefully wiped tears and more blood from two of his eyes. The formerly noble Kronospast was covered from head to toe in dust and pain, white and gold robes turned grey from dirt.
Standing behind Kohra were a handful of...Read More »
“I think… I may have miscalculated…” Kohra muttered to himself as he collapsed in the middle of the hall, his strength flooding from his tiny body. It had taken all of Kohra’s might to achieve this singular feat, to teleport the last 203 remaining Kronospasts to a new, safer home....Read More »
While the sudden supply of candies and sweets had helped calm his nerves, Kohra was certain that something strange was going on. According to the guards muttering outside his cell, he was supposed to have been shoved onto a ship and abandoned in some remote region. But apparently, one of...Read More »
Kohra gasped for air as he pulled himself out of the water fountain, trying not to choke on dirty, endlessly recycled water. It must have been late as there was no one around and the lights on the edge of the fountain were the only things guiding him to safety....Read More »
“Can I keep him please, dad? Pleaseeeeee?”
Rethais grunted as he threw his briefcase on the floor and chucked his cape vaguely at the cape hook, then grunted some more as he had to pick both items up and put them away properly. He hadn’t even properly looked at whatever the...Read More »
“Good evening everyone, and welcome to our first review!”
Epani was a much, much smaller being than she used to be. The Panelix used to sail through space, overshadowing planets and capable swallowing moons. But ever since she took control of this tiny slice of her old universe, Epani had shrunk...Read More »
The Whenvern soared across the edge of the tiny universe, a place now known as the Panelixsphere. What had once been a rather standard universe had been reduced to mere fragments, and now Kairos was spending most of his time trying to stop it from fragmenting further. While the Panelixsphere...Read More »
Kayen grunted to himself as he hang out wet clothes and plating on the balcony, somewhat lost in thought. Across the way, an older Rethan was also hanging out their laundry on their own balcony, while a handful of gats wandered around in the street below. The weather was cloudy,...Read More »
“Bloody Light, we ordered way, way too much food yesterday…” Kayen groaned as he spotted the piles of sealed food in the fridge, then tried to pick which one he wanted to eat. Most of it was rather chunky and wet, heavy, sauce-covered stews with soft meat and plenty of...Read More »
“There’s no way this will work…”
Kayen shifted his weight, the extra armour on his shoulders feeling rather heavy and awkward. Normally Kayen wore very basic armour. While most Skyans considered him somewhat attractive, Kayen never really liked explicitly showing that he was attractive. His coverings, from the plain stomach wraps...Read More »
“Where the fuck am I?”
Everything was a little bit too bright and white. Arkay blinked, trying to open his eyes and see where he was, but gave up. Instead, he tried to shield his eyes with his hands, but Arkay quickly discovered that he was tied down.
“What the fuck are...Read More »
Rethais and Vaksavar pressed the side of their heads to the door, hoping to better hear what was happening on the other side. Normally, the two Rethan Generals would be working very separate duties, but something weird was going on with their boss and they were curious. After a couple...Read More »
“It took too long to get to this…”
Yisini flapped her pointless little wings as she signed her name on the four-page contract, then moved to one side so her little brother could do the same. The six deities had been arguing for far, far too long over this stupid universe,...Read More »
“Alright, everyone has the day off!”
Everyone stopped what they were doing and turned to face their dear leader, who had seemingly popped up out of thin air in the middle of the hall. Everyone present had literally just arrived at work, on perfect time as always. As their leader had...Read More »
Gath growled as the doorbell rang. He wasn’t expecting visitors. He didn’t want visitors. He just wanted to be left alone. Just him and his little, unhatched egg. And maybe Talmin, whenever he returned home from work. But, despite his desires, Gath didn’t want to just ignore whoever was at...Read More »
Epani never liked visiting the crystalline sky temple. She didn’t like leaving the safety of her lovely, adopted universe, to visit the place where all the ‘time stuff’ happened. But that was where Epani was going, because she needed to talk to Yisini and that was where Yisini had been...Read More »
“Wow… that’s a huge offer…”
Psiksi fidgeted awkwardly, not at all sure how to feel. Standing on the opposite side of the desk was Veeksiar, the grand Rethan Archivist, keeper of the Great Rethan Libraries. Standing next to him was Veeksiar, the Great Skyan Librarian. They were both aware they shared...Read More »
Rethais was late for work. He was almost never late for work, but today was an exception. Thankfully, Rethais had called ahead of time, informing his colleagues that he needed to drop someone off at the nearby port, but, weirdly, he’d never gotten a response.
As Rethais arrived at work, he...Read More »
Psiksi wasn’t sure what to say as the door opened, revealing the purple-scarfed Skyan behind it. A hundred different phrases raced through his head, to the point that he didn’t actually know what he said.
Kayess-En blinked, staring at the cute little yellow Skyan at the door. Kayess-En, Kass for...Read More »
Yisini clapped her hands together with glee as Kenon and Epani both sat down at the table. The room was very gaudy in its decorations, with false gold pillars in every corner and a fountain of wine in the room’s centre. The table was overflowing with food and drink, all...Read More »
Kenon stared at the strange little being standing in the doorway. It was clearly a Skyavok, but it was also clearly disabled, leaning on a pair of crutches despite having seemingly working legs. As Kenono scanned the being’s physical integrity though, he became suspicious. Mental trauma, not so much physical...Read More »
Rethais grunted as he fumbled with his keys, struggling to find the right one for the front door. Most Rethans only had a handful of keys – one for their home, one for their vehicle and one for their work. Rethais not only had those, but he had tons of...Read More »
Kairos as tempted to scream as the frozen water unexpectedly poured over him, but he had to restrain himself, lest someone else heard him. That being said, the last thing Kairos expected as he set foot back into his old universe was for a torrent of icy water to land...Read More »
Rethais shuddered as he felt a heavy hand on his shoulder. He had been calmly working at his desk all day, reading through a large number of peace agreements between the Banikans and the Temthans. The peace treaty had little to do with the Rethavok, but since the Rethavok were...Read More »
“Hello, dear! Long time no see!”
Gath blinked, the fog clearing from his head. He had been staring for far too long at a bottle of ultra soft plating wax, a liquid soap Rethans used to clean their armour plating. This one in particular was meant for growing and developing plating...Read More »
Rethais’s neck as sore. Not all of it, just that awkward part between the neck and shoulder, where one’s normal armour collar would sit. Why his neck was sore, Rethais had no real idea. But the fact that part of him was sore and hurting was somewhat concerning.
Normally, pain was...Read More »
“When was the last time you went outside?”
Kohra blinked his eyes one at a time, starting with the two on the right and ending with the two on the left. The white light from the screen in front of him seemed brighter than the sun. Or maybe it was because...Read More »
“Be honest now, when did you first notice this as an issue?”
Rethais grunted, trying to remember, so he could give an honest answer. The pain had become noticeable and annoying only a couple of days ago, but there had been some vague pain for a while. As for the visible...Read More »
Rethais took a deep breath as he stepped into the small office, preparing himself for bad news. He had faced an awful lot of it lately, so really, he shouldn’t have been so worried. But this was a potential health issue, something Rethais couldn’t easily fix. And that was what...Read More »
“What have you infected me with?”
Kenon was vaguely annoyed with his guards. Normally they were much better at keeping unwanted people out of his throne room, especially when Kenon wanted to be left alone. But today, they had failed their job spectacularly. Standing in the middle of Kenon’s private area...Read More »
“Ser, I am clearly busy right now.”
Rethais rolled his eyes and tutted. The being sitting in front of him, a young Skyan ambassador, looked rather worried, wondering who Rethais was talking to. As the Skyan turned around, their worries turned into genuine fear, as they spotted the godly Void Lord...Read More »
“Hey, shush, you are safe, little one. You are just hungry…”
In one hand, Gath held a small bottle of mushed up vitamins, mixed with water, sugar and plenty of protein. In the other, he cradled a tiny, wriggling mess, a baby Rethan, barely plated, eyes blinking in the dim light....Read More »
Rethais jumped, dropping the two bags of shopping he was holding and nearly slamming the vehicle door on his fingers. Due to the season, darkness had arrived at 5pm, and Rethais had only managed to finish his weekly shop at 6pm, so by the time he had arrived home,...Read More »
“Are you really watching me from over the fence, Vaxavius?”
Vaxavius crossed his arms, tutting. “No one answered the front door and I need to speak to you urgently.”
With a sigh, Rethais threw his shovel to one side and approached the fence at the end of the garden, where Vaxavius was...Read More »
“Hey, were either of you expecting a par-”
The front door blasted off its hinges throwing Kayen backwards and flinging him across the floor. Before he could even attempt to work out why the front door had exploded, a heavy metal collar snapped around Kayen’s neck, pinning him to the tiled...Read More »
“Hm. Looks like he’s redecorated…”
All things considered, Kohra was actually feeling rather calm right now. The trip from his home where he had been kidnapped from, all the way to the Grand Palace that marked the centre of Rethan territories and influence had been rather calm and, more importantly, Kohra...Read More »
“Hi Ser!” Trismit bounced as he let himself in. “You are home early! Normally you do not get in until late!”
Rethais looked up from his tablet, smiling slightly. “You do know you do not need to call me ser, right? Any parental name is acceptable.”
Trismit shrugged, dumping his bag by...Read More »
Veeksiar tutted as he weaved through the lines of soldiers, making his way to the grand office of the High General. He had been working alongside Vaxavius and Orthon, two high ranking Generals, for the last few weeks, creating a very large, very comprehensive plan on how to make non-Rethan...Read More »
“Oh! Hello, little mortal! What brings you to my domain?”
Rethais glanced over his shoulder and pointed at a wooden door which didn’t seem to be attached to anything. Then again, Rethais was pretty sure that he was standing on either clouds or cotton wool, floating above a mountain, speaking to...Read More »
Rethais had planned to just head home after yet another tedious day of pointless work. But as he closed the door to his office, he noticed someone sitting outside. A small, black and yellow, familiar Skyavok.
“Uh, what are you doing here, All-Ksa Kayel?”
Kayel folded up the pamphlet he had been...Read More »
Orthon clapped his hands with glee as his soldiers finished the last few decorative touches on the massive hall. Everything had been delicately decorated with a vast array of beautiful golden ornaments, freshly re-planted fir trees, meters upon meters of sparkly lights and more tinsel than was probably necessary. It...Read More »
The plan had been to head straight to the fancy villa that Kairos and Kenon had set up. But as soon as Epani had heard that Kinisis arrived, she INSISTED on inviting the Allmaker on a tour of her new universe. A cute little floating sleigh had been summoned, with...Read More »
“Tahnahos, you shouldn’t be snooping around down here!” Phovos protested as the little Kronospast tugged at her arm. “We are supposed to be on duty, protecting Kinisis!”
Tahnahos paid no heed to his fellow Guardian’s concerns. Instead, he continued dragging Phovos deeper into the golden palace, down several stairwells, past a...Read More »
The catacombs of Thre-Vretania were vast, empty, and normally rather calm. In the distant past, these water-ridden caves had been sanctuary to early Rethavok. The darkness had been used as cover not just to spawn, but also as a source of protection and safety from other races. In modern times...Read More »
“You’re in a hurry to leave. Can you wait a moment?”
Out of all the beings Arkay thought would try and stop him, he didn’t think they’d send Yisini. The Allbirther had an awfully sad aura around her, a stark contrast to the golden blood and anger on Arkay’s hands.
“I’m done...Read More »
Rethais was rather upset. Today was supposed to be a day off, a day of rest, after the feasting of Macromera. A day to sleep off the food and alcohol and spend time with the family. Considering he had been working non-stop over the winter break, Rethais had been desperate...Read More »
“You come back for five minutes and catastrophe follows you…”
Kinisis clicked her tongue in annoyance. Epani’s statement was rather insulting, and she was currently preoccupied giving her Guardians jobs to do. Once Kinisis had snapped her fingers and sent her Guardians away, she turned her true attention to Epani.
“I love...Read More »
“I have a plan.”
Kairos couldn’t help but roll his eyes at Kinisis’s statement. The four deities sat in what remained of the Void Lord’s old throne room, sitting around a large, hastily made table that covered a large hole in the floor. Several bowls of various snacks had been placed...Read More »
“Oh! I love them!” Epani clapped her fins together with glee as Kinisis presented the six colossal beings, instructing each one of them to stand in a certain position. As they each stepped on specially designed platforms, a massive, diamond-laced steel door opened up, revealing the insides of the universe.
“I’m...Read More »
“You’re basically in charge again, yet you still work from this tiny office?”
Rethais was literally just about to leave his office when the pink and purple cloud appeared. After a couple of seconds, the cloud stopped expanding and thickened into a real form, that of the Allbirther, the serpentine Goddess...Read More »
The tiny voice caught Rethais off guard. He had been… examining the scene ahead of him, not sure what to make of it. The Allbirther had invited him to visit the “Grand Advisory Hall”, in order to discuss what his new job would consist of, but the location was… off....Read More »
“Let me get this straight. We have zero candidates who wish to run for High General?”
The circle of Rethans all nodded. Present were the most powerful and most respected of the Rethan elite, each one a heavily armoured, highly decorated General. At the head of the table was Rethais Rethianos,...Read More »
“Oh piss, sorry!”
Relkai blinked as he looked up. His shopping had gone pretty much everywhere because he hadn’t been looking where he was going. Between working out schedules for the 270th, 271st and 269th Legions, arranging training and exercise days and having to up security because of passing deities, Relkai...Read More »
Revan expected a lot of things today, and the lack of people in this little red cafe was not one of them. Due to a lot of cultures suddenly being forced together into smaller places, quite a few things had been adopted by the Rethavok. One of those things was...Read More »
“Come on, Rett, you need to eat…”
Gath picked the tiny youngling up from his massive pile of plushies and pillows, then delicately placed him inside his high chair at the table. It had only been three months, but already, baby Rett was very active and constantly wanted to move about....Read More »
Kairos panted with satisfaction, holding a familiar white and grey Life Goddess in his arms. He and Seimeni had been chilling out in the Whenvern’s crystal palace for a couple of weeks now and were very happy with the current situation. Of course, plenty of fun times had happened, but...Read More »
Kairos shifted his weight as he glided under a gas cloud, heading to the coordinates he was given. The new Panelixian Universe was much smaller than the old, pre-blown-up universe, but it still took a small amount of time to travel from the very northern tip to the very southern...Read More »
“YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO PICK A NEW LEADER!”
Rethais fell backwards, collapsing in a heap of of wood, fake leather and bits of chair behind his desk. Everything had been utterly silent and almost peaceful, up until the moment the massive, purple serpentine being had forced her way into Rethais’s small...Read More »
“Good day, General Rethais! For what reason are you gracing me with your presence today?”
Rethais stood in the doorway to Reniir’s home. Or rather, what was left of it. The walls were still standing, but not much else was. Furniture had been thrown around and smashed, window frames were buckled...Read More »
“YOU AGREED TO IT?”
Rethais was glad he ducked as a porcelain bowl flew past him and smashed against the kitchen counter.
“I take it you are upset.”
“YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY AND YOU WOULD JUST BE AN AMBASSADOR! YOU SAID YOU WOULD NOT RETURN TO...Read More »
Lysar stared at the floor by her feet, trying to form words. Occasionally, she would stutter, mutter something then fall silent again. Rethais had attempted to put his arms around Lysar to comfort her, but every time he did so, she shook him off.
A glass of water appeared on a...Read More »
“Oh, thank goodness! I am so happy to see you!”
That wasn’t the reaction Yisini had expected as she entered the blood-red glass castle, slithering her way past a handful of guards. It seemed that Epani had immediately detected Yisini’s presence, and quickly popped into existence in the main hall. She...Read More »
“Thank you for coming!” Revan beamed as he briefly hugged Relkay, then sat him down on the other side of the table. “I did not want to interrupt your busy schedule, but I really wanted to talk to you.”
Relkay waved his hand dismissively, getting comfy in his rather...Read More »
Elksia rolled her eyes. “By half a second.”
“You’re not supposed to be late.”
Elksia rolled her eyes some more. “There was a fricking black hole! I had to fix it! You’re talking a lot of shit, Kairos!”
The Whenvern paused, staring at his student. Elksia had never spoken back to him...Read More »
Tenuk headed up the stairs towards the upper balcony. It wasn’t used much, mostly just as a nice vantage point, but he liked going there to just be on his own. However, as Tenuk reached the top of the stairs, he realised someone else was already there.
“Oh, sorry Phovos…” Tenuk...Read More »
“The glowing lights are back.”
Phovos grunted as she stepped outside, where Teekay was standing with a pair of binoculars. Due to their location at the bottom of the universe, technically hanging upside down, the view was quite unusual. They could see a vast distance south (at least south of the...Read More »
“So, what do ya think?”
Kairos glanced at Epani. Epani glanced at Kairos, then back to Yisini. Yisini stared at both her fellow gods, waiting for an answer.
“You want to make life a paradise for everyone until you can find out how to make everyone immortal?” Kairos asked. “Like, everyone, everyone?...Read More »
“Great little Leaders, welcome to my abode, please, make yourselves at home!”
Fifteen individuals of very varied sizes stood, dazed and confused, in the middle of the grand hall. All around them were vast luxuries, neatly laid out in sections related to how said luxuries were to be consumed. Light twinkled...Read More »
Levik glanced up from the bowl of mushroom sludge he had been eating from. This whole hall had been designed with each individual in mind, from the shape of the chairs to the food on the table. However, this Vohran spread didn’t look luxurious at first glance. Compared to the...Read More »
Rethais’s buttocks briefly left the surface of his chair as the massive, armoured Banikan plonked herself down next to him.
“Hello, High General.”
Ct’Era wasn’t the leader of the Banikans. As a race, the colossal, horned, marsupial race were incredibly tribal and segregated, mostly in ways that other species didn’t really understand....Read More »
A soft, floral scent filled the room as the colossal, serpentine entity appeared, surrounded by a haze of pink clouds and lilac sparkles. The Allbirther had arrived, with an awkward smile on her face.
“My darlings!” Yisini beamed, surveying her surroundings and counting everyone up. “I am so, so sorry for...Read More »
“I wish I brought a lawyer or two with me…” Kayel muttered as he re-read a paragraph for the seventh time. His mutterings were met with much agreement from the heavily built Rethavok on one side, the beaked Vrekan on the other and the slender-bodied, robed Cassid sitting in front...Read More »
“I cannot believe that we are all agreeing to this…” Rethais sighed. He and a handful of other leaders were putting themselves some food at the completely open and magically refilling canteen. While Kohra, the tiny Kronospast leader, was helping himself to way too much ice cream, Agapia and Ver,...Read More »
“So, let’s clear all this up, in simple Panglish so we all understand.”
The circle of beings all nodded as Aesop wrote things down on the whiteboard.
“First, we are listing what we are receiving from the Allbirther…” Aesop scribbled down some numbers, then glanced across the room. It was rather odd,...Read More »
“What happened to signing things like civilized individuals?”
Rethais glanced down at the table in front of him. On it were one large sheet of paper, 16 soft, cotton towels and 16 needles, hermetically sealed in plastic.
“You would rather just use a pen to sign your name on this?” the purple,...Read More »
Rethais straightened himself up and quickly threw his shoulder armour and cape back on as the door to his office opened abruptly. The High General had requested an hour to himself while he read through various paperwork he had missed over the last few weeks, as well as some time...Read More »
“Kinisis, may I have a word with you, in private?”
The Allmaker looked up from what she was doing. Considering the door was both squeaky and had a bell for when anyone entered, Kinisis wasn’t quite sure how Galyn got in. Then Kinisis remembered that Galyn was probably as old as...Read More »
The sound of skin slapping skin echoed a little more awkwardly than it should have in the small office. Outside, on the street below, Rethans were mostly going about their business, heading home from work after a busy day. It had taken a little too long, but finally there was...Read More »
Retvik grunted as he hauled large bags of coal from the storage facility at the back of the Kinigi Oasis, dragging them over to the main entrance where Kinisis was building a fancy campfire. The Allmaker had requested that Retvik help with a few tasks, and Retvik needed distractions, so...Read More »
“I am still not used to you being so small…” Timik muttered as he and Kayen entered the cramped, white office. All over the place were tons of filing cabinets, all filled to the brim with documents and folders, but also somewhat organized. One corner though didn’t have filing cabinets,...Read More »