Category Archives: Short Stories

Katie’s collection of short stories.

Arren Gets a Tattoo

When a Northern man or woman reaches maturity, their culture includes a ritual in which the boy or girl is given the ceremonial tattoos and is afterwards considered an adult. This is the story of Arenadd’s own maturing, and how he got his own tattoo.

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How did Skade become human, and what crime did she commit? This is her backstory.

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Bran and Arren

How did Branton Redguard and Arren Cardockson become best friends? And why was Arren so afraid of heights? As it happens, Arren found a best friend and a lifelong phobia on the same day.

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The Blackrobe Griffiner

How was our villanous protagonist trained, and why was he so determined to follow his ambitions in the face of everything, even at the risk of his own life? Read the story of his formative years, and find out.

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Arren and Eluna

Before Arenadd Taranisäii was Cymria’s greatest monster and the North’s greatest hero, he was just a child who fell into an extraordinary situation. And his journey began so innocently and harmlessly, with an act of kindness his home city would live to regret.

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Erian the Bastard

The backstory of Erian, bastard son of Rannagon, who in a different book would probably have been the protagonist. As it is, I like him anyway despite his arrogance, racism and room-temperature IQ.

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The Sorrows of Young Rannagon

Why was Lord Rannagon so respected? And how did he wind up with a bastard son? And why do Northerners hate him so much, even to this day? Find out here.

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Baragher’s Voyage

How was Cymria discovered, and who was the mysterious Baragher who supposedly found it? Read the unknown story from deep in Cymria’s past, before recorded history began.

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