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Tales of Raetrethra, Book 1

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm
Aszyria, Atlantia, Avalona, and Aragona. These four nations are the only safe places for humans in the Beast-infested world of Raetrethra. The year is 4547 and for now, there is peace; upheld by an intergovernmental organization called the Guardians. However, all of that is soon about to change. Follow the epic journey of eight aspiring Guardians, whose actions will determine the fate of the world. It is a tale of friendship, justice, honor, heroism, and tragedy.

In the first book, the main protagonists: Norah, Dezmond, Jemma, Nemo, Roland, Aria, Elfred and Irene, find themselves teamed in their quest to join the Guardian ranks; despite their differences in culture and motivations for enlisting. Follow this tale of heartwarming friendships and friendly rivalries between the eight, as they learn what it means to be a Guardian while honing their respective abilities and talents. However, their bonds and skills will be put to the test when mixed loyalties lead to conflicts of interests, and more than one of them will have to make severe choices that could risk shattering the team, along with their lives.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1 of 8 - Norah

Submitted: December 22, 2016


Introducing Norah, the unwilling assassin.
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Prologue 2 of 8 - Dezmond

Submitted: December 22, 2016

Introducing Dezmond, the silent warrior. Read Chapter

Prologue 3 of 8 - Jemma

Submitted: December 22, 2016

Introducing Jemma, the runaway jewel. Read Chapter

Prologue 4 of 8 - Nemo

Submitted: December 22, 2016

Introducing Nemo, the swashbuckling fencer. Read Chapter

Prologue 5 of 8 - Aria

Submitted: December 23, 2016

Introducing Aria, the powerhouse beauty.

*I added the lyrics of a song (One Woman Army, by Porcelain Black) which I believe suits the scene and in a way, fits Aria to a T. Read Chapter

Prologue 6 of 8 - Roland

Submitted: December 26, 2016

Introducing Roland, the feeble fighter. Read Chapter

Prologue 7 of 8 - Elfred

Submitted: December 27, 2016

Introducing Elfred, the renegade sergeant. Read Chapter

Prologue 8 of 8 - Irene

Submitted: December 31, 2016

Introducing Irene, the mystery protagonist. Read Chapter

Chapter 1 - First Time On Board A Blimp

Submitted: January 08, 2017

Several of our protagonists meet for the first time on route to Cambreford, the Guardian headquarters. Read Chapter

Chapter 2 - First Day Of School

Submitted: January 15, 2017

Having arrived at Cambreford, our four protagonists will find their first night as candidates to be far from casual. Read Chapter

Chapter 3 - Potential Last Meal

Submitted: January 22, 2017

Our seven protagonists wake up after their first night, only to find out the first test isn't over yet. Read Chapter

Chapter 4 - Into The Forest

Submitted: January 29, 2017

Now fully assembled, the eight candidates will go through the second test in the Gray Forest. Read Chapter

Chapter 5 - Into Their First Battle

Submitted: February 05, 2017

This is the big day which will decide whether they make the cut or not. Read Chapter

Chapter 6 - Team Amethyst

Submitted: February 12, 2017

With their lives on the line, our eight protagonists must work together to survive this battle. Read Chapter

Chapter 7 - It Feels Like A Dream

Submitted: February 26, 2017

A new day, a new environment. Our protagonists wake as new trainees, only to encounter new obstacles. Read Chapter

Chapter 8 - Good Leaders, Great Leaders

Submitted: March 12, 2017

Roland and Elfred learn to put aside their differences. In the meantime, Norah and Dezmond are introduced into the world of espionage. Read Chapter

Chapter 9 - Irene's Secret

Submitted: March 19, 2017

Irene's secret has been exposed, at the same time hurting a dear friend. Can she salvage their friendship or is it irreparable? Read Chapter

Chapter 10 - Norah's Nighttime Excursion

Submitted: March 26, 2017

Four months has passed, and it's time for Norah to have the spotlight! Will she be able to carry out her mission as an assassin? Read Chapter

Chapter 11 - Jemma's Pride & Prejudice

Submitted: April 02, 2017

It's the weekend, so Aria, Irene, and Jemma decide to take a day off to go shopping. But when disagreements turn personal, harsh words are thrown and feelings get hurt. Read Chapter

Chapter 12 - Apologies and Forgiveness

Submitted: April 09, 2017

Harsh words have been thrown and friendships have become strained. What is the cause of Jemma's prejudice against Aszyrians, and can Team Amethyst still remain united? Read Chapter

Chapter 13 - Awake & Away By Night

Submitted: May 01, 2017

Dezmond has made the critical decision to leave Cambreford, and finds that he is not alone. This is the beginning of the end for Team Amethyst's first year as Guardian trainees, will they be able to pull through as a team? Read Chapter

Chapter 14 - We’re Going After Them

Submitted: May 14, 2017

Dawn arrives for the rest of Team Amethyst, and they will have to make an important decision. Read Chapter

Chapter 15 - Welcome Home, Dezmond

Submitted: May 29, 2017

After a long journey, Dezmond returns to Asher. But as for his home... Read Chapter

Chapter 16 - The Hunt Begins

Submitted: June 10, 2017


The fate of Dezmond's family is revealed. And, the rest of Team Amethyst has arrived in Asher.
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Chapter 17 - The Hunt Continues

Submitted: June 25, 2017

Roland and Aria managed to escape, but little do they know that it was due to Nemo's behind the scenes actions. Read Chapter

Chapter 18 - The Hunter & The Hunted

Submitted: July 16, 2017

Norah, Dezmond, and Sheera are ready to continue on their journey. In the meantime, the rest of Team Amethyst find themselves in greater danger than ever. Read Chapter

Map of Raetrethra

Submitted: August 20, 2017


Map of the continent of Raetrethra
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Extra Information

Submitted: June 11, 2017

Breakdown of the four nations, territory area, population, military size, major city names and more. Read Chapter


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