The Happy Cold

Interview for a New Job

The happy little creature sat in the only chair in the waiting room, its legs swinging back and forth, only just touching the ground. The creature was quite well armoured. A green and silver plate ran across the top of its head, and it wore several various armour pieces across...Read More »


An Unusual First Day on the Job

The House Fighters’ entrance was small and unpronounced, to the point that Psiksi would have missed it if it wasn’t for the fact that there were several other beings already waiting outside.

Feeling nervous, Psiksi decided to hang around the back. He was early. Half an hour early. Probably for the...Read More »


Money to be Made

Psiksi was waiting patiently again. Yesterday had been a complete blur, a whole mess of things, so he didn’t mind waiting. He’d gone and completed like seven different trials, all testing normal things. But he hadn’t fought a single actual living being yet. And he was kinda tired. After the...Read More »


Early Successes

Phovos stood at her balcony, watching the chaotic battle unfold below her. She was immensely enjoying her newest House Fighter. Even in his current temporary set of armour, he had beaten the shit out of several hot-headed Cassids in their stupid dumb mechs. That always caused the crowds to cheer,...Read More »


The Partner Finds Out

Psiksi was late getting home again. He’d been keeping quiet about his new job lately. He wasn’t even really willing to tell his partner about any of this. That was why he had left really early and returned really late.

Unfortunately, this hadn’t worked out.

“Where have you been?”

Kass stood in the...Read More »


Planning to Retire

“I am retiring…” Tesnik grunted as he removed his helmet and threw it into his locker and disappeared into one of the showers.

“What?” The House Leader seemed to have been caught unaware. He chased after Tesnik, stopping outside the shower doors. “Tesnik, what is going on?”

“I told you!” a voice...Read More »


Keseer's Change of Heart

“I do not like you.”

Keseer Varo was the biggest Rethan House Fighter, and he had always been a moody one. A towering hulk of a Rethan, known for wrestling the arena beasts and enjoying it. Literally wrestling with them, not toying with them with spears and swords.

“Oh, why?”

Psiksi on the...Read More »


Bad Gossip

“You’re home early!” Kass smiled as he paused the game he was playing. Psiksi awkwardly waved back as he dropped his backpack on the ground.

“You look like you haven’t even left!” Psiksi exclaimed, still wearing a set of training armour from work. It had taken him a moment to work...Read More »


Wandering Cassids

“What do you mean, closed until further notice? What’s going on?” Psiksi was quite frustrated.

“What do you think I mean, child?” Kindynis, the House Leader, snapped. “The DBA is closed. Until further notice.”

“Because of a Cassid crash?”

Kindynis rolled his eyes, growling. “Are you stupid or something?”

“Possibly…” Psiksi sighed. “I just...Read More »