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Let’s enjoy summer, chaps!

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 08:23:07 +0000

Dolphins, penguins, turtles, and sheep – everyone is welcome to the beach.

The Vermilion Empire: Ash

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 04:08:19 +0000

Hundreds of years after the Phoenix Prince set out to unite the Vermilion Lands, and hundreds of years after his successors raised up their new capital, the City of Victory, the unthinkable happened. The City of Victory burned. A rebel army ransacked the imperial palace, an invading army hot on their heels. The Empire’s defenders […]

Interlude: Conjuring up Nemesis

Sun, 17 May 2015 12:16:41 +0000

This is a mini-prologue of sorts, a tidied-up version of a scene I originally wrote (and posted) years ago. Enjoy! *** The Vermilion Empire has endured for hundreds of years. But now, its neighbours grow restive, its servants corrupt. The emperor lies dying. He has no heir. There is one man, Governor Kho, acceptable to […]

The Vermilion Pegasus Riders

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:31:41 +0000

From an early stage, the Vermilion Empire benefited from its access to pegasi — a rare and precious resource. The Phoenix Prince relied heavily on pegasus riders as scouts and couriers; with their help, Vermilion columns could march separately, then coordinate and converge on their startled foes. Afterward, what the Vermilion soldiers won, the imperial […]

The Vermilion Empire, Part 2

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:39:49 +0000

The Vermilions set their mark on their new conquests, and their conquests shaped them in turn. In the wake of the Vermilion soldiers came officials; and in the wake of the officials came migrants, eager for a better life than what their remote, windblown homeland could provide. At the same time, it soon became clear, […]

Worldbuilding: The Vermilion Empire, Part 1

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:45:19 +0000

Once, the Vermilion Lands were known for nothing save the cinnabar that gave their name. Located in the remote west, divided between a patchwork of petty princes, and in thrall to the horse nomads of the interior, only a fool could imagine them as anything but a backwater. Until, in one Vermilion city along the […]

Vroom Vroom, Chaps

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:48:51 +0000

Purple the hippo is demonstrating his latest invention on the treadmill. The others are impressed by how fast it can go.

The Ascent: Magic system updated!

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:03:52 +0000

I have posted a new worldbuilding piece (technically, a rewrite of a draft I originally posted three years ago; since then, there has been a lot of change). It concerns the magic system, so critical to the world of the Ascent, and you can find it here. Enjoy!

Relaunching the Ascent

Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:35:27 +0000

No great nation endures. In the end, wealth succumbs to famine; armies, to defeat; glory, to oblivion. For all of history, soldiers, rulers, and prophets have dreamed of breaking the cycle. For all of history, they have failed. Until now. Scholars and tinkerers are succeeding where the warlords could not; as they uncover nature’s secrets, […]

Happy New Year from the Chaps!

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:36:24 +0000

Best wishes for 2015!