Realtsolas Empire : Beginnings

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Land of stories

It may be the end of the world as we know it, but the strategy for living is still the same. Make a plan, implement said plan, watch said plan go wrong, make things up as you go, and hope for the
best. If you are lucky enough you won't go insane in the process.

Table of Contents

The End

I think the chapter title is self explanatory.
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First time back on land is not what they remember.
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Suez Canal

One man's bad luck is another's good luck.
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If it is too good to be true . . .
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Sneak About

Finding the keys and then some. Don't ask the question if you don't want to hear the answer.
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Escape sort of

Definitely one of those if it's too easy there might be a not good reason.
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Atlantic Crossing

I'm thinking the chapter needs to be broken up but . . .
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Rinse, Dry, Repeat

Birds squawked obscenely loudly. She felt covered in sand and everything hurt.  She could see sunlight through her closed eyes. ... Read Chapter

Plan A

They camped there for the night with a small fire to cook the snake.  “Alright this plan is bat-shit crazy.  If I’m not dea... Read Chapter

New Friends

Ban left the basement.  Already bodies of soldiers and workers were being collected and given a final head blow if they needed it.&n... Read Chapter

Wrong Turn

For the next few chapters the dominate language spoken is Spanish. I'm thinking of getting someone to translate the spoken parts into Spanish and having the translation in English in parenthesis.
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The village consisted of six houses on either side of the main road that ended at the church time forgot.  All the houses were shutt... Read Chapter

Everyone Needs to Fight

  There will be aftershocks.” Joe said. “We got lucky.  The only injury was a sprained ankle.”  Ban said. ... Read Chapter

Ciudad Victoria

Lydia looked at the sprawled yet contained city and thought she could have been in Texas.  She had gotten so use to the small hamlet... Read Chapter

Are We Raiders

If one was worried about tetanus the barrier around the three blocks of houses would have been formidable.  “We’re not going to ... Read Chapter

More Cannibals

The highway wasn’t as crowded as Lydia had feared but there were still a number of abandoned cars.  They started the tedious task ... Read Chapter

Not a bad place but for the visitors

Lydia sat alone in the car and stared unhappily at the gates of the latest village.  This was the fourth one they were attempting to... Read Chapter

Merry Christmas

“Where do all of these zombies come from?” “There were seven point five billion people in the world when this happened.  A... Read Chapter


Lydia studied the towns on either side of the bridge.  Both had zombies but that wasn’t what disappointed her.  The Mexico to... Read Chapter

Michelle and Matt

The country slowly changed from flat scrub to grassy rolling hills.  At the top of a hill she stopped.  They all got out. ... Read Chapter


“I thought we’d never break.” Matt groaned as he let loose his bladder. “It’s how she is after dealing with cannibals.” B... Read Chapter

Staying Healthy

After two days of reading the books Michelle was growing more concern about being able to fulfill her role as doctor.  Not because o... Read Chapter

The Ranch

“When is the next supply stop?” Jose asked. “What are we low on?” Lydia asked reluctantly “Water.” “Lucky for u... Read Chapter

Tim and Calvin

Lydia woke up to a road that stretched for miles free of cars or zombies.  A warning flag started to go off in Lydia’s head. ... Read Chapter

Way of Life

The first camp after leaving the town was typical organized chaos.  Tim and Calvin joined the people from the Ranch in their first l... Read Chapter

Crossing Arkansas River

Lydia sat in front of her tent looking at the two women before her covered in flour and spices.  Both were old enough to know better... Read Chapter

The Farm

In the end it didn't seem like the river monster counted for very much.  The gates on either side of the bridge were opened. ... Read Chapter

Crossing Mississippi River

They stopped before the bend in the road.  Lydia called Jacob over.  “I want you to come with us.  See if you spot any... Read Chapter

A new Plan

Lydia sat watching the chaos of the camp unfold.  It looked like Rosamerita and Mrs. Wong were squaring off for another cook off.&nb... Read Chapter

Demons inside

"Lydia, wait up.” Alex called.  He jogged to her side.  His gear jangling a little.  “Can I join you?”  Lydia w... Read Chapter

Sun Still rises

Once they were out of sight of the town they made camp.  Lydia wasn’t physically tired so stood watch while the others rested unti... Read Chapter

Finding Home

They stayed at the university for another four weeks not just to clean it out of supplies but also to get all the new people up to speed.... Read Chapter

A walk in the Forest

It had taken him three days to get enough distance between him and the camp.  He knew they were noisy but he hadn’t realized how l... Read Chapter

Seeds of Realtsolas

Three women stood at the edge of a river with no land binding it.  One was old and richly dressed.  One was middle aged and poo... Read Chapter

The little things

Lydia sat in her chair watching Akiiki direct the builders.  They were currently marking off the central gathering area.  The c... Read Chapter


“Donnie, Richie.”  A voice from a normally silent bed brought Michelle out of her book of herbs.  By the time she got throu... Read Chapter


A series of cold fronts hit and while temperatures dropped only a couple of degrees the mood was lowered with the delay in construction.&... Read Chapter

Fire Bugs

Lydia waved at the buzzing around her head half heartedly.  Eventually the lightning bugs would go away.  What she was more wor... Read Chapter


Soon after the Canotila truce people started getting sick.  Those from Dale were reminded of the flu epidemic that killed five peopl... Read Chapter


“Are we really doing this?”  Sherry asked as they walked up to the barn. “Yes.  Now shush.” Abigale said. “We... Read Chapter

Two Worlds

Ban checked his reflection for any hairs he might have missed in shaving.  His journey had been long with many distractions but he h... Read Chapter


Ban breathed his first relaxed breath since meeting these three.  They passed the first marker of Realtsolas territory.  By now... Read Chapter

The Stone Solution

An explosion brought everyone out of their homes.  Lydia was at the head of the pack running towards the source.  She didn’t ... Read Chapter

Three Strangers

“I feel like we are being watched all the time.” Vextrixa complained looking out the window at the practice yard.  It was still ... Read Chapter

Turning Point

Lydia looked at the three sitting at her table.  Before she could begin to approach the topic of why they were eating her bad cookin... Read Chapter


Tim measured the distance to cut the hole.  Alex was in conference with Akiiki.  Apthol was probably half way to San Francisco.... Read Chapter


Ban found Lydia sitting near the parked cars looking toward the fire road.  It was threatening to rain.  “A watched pot never... Read Chapter


“Thank you.”  Lydia said accepting Akiiki’s notes.  He was the last to return his review.  She understood he was bus... Read Chapter


Lydia stood in the center of the partially constructed Buddhist Temple.  “I’m sorry construction has been delayed.” “Pro... Read Chapter


She sat with the Alpha Mire on the bank of the river.  They were watching the burning of the factory and the discharge ponds.  ... Read Chapter


Lydia was hiding out in the Monastery again.  Ban finished the sand design before coming over to her.  Out of the thirty people... Read Chapter


Lydia woke up to the smell of coffee.  Teremun was taking his new duty as her personal assistant very seriously.  She got dress... Read Chapter

Jiji Collective

“Lydia!  There’s a problem.”  Teremun called out. Lydia opened her eyes and stared at the wall.  Why was there a... Read Chapter


Lydia and Terremun had fallen into a morning routine of sorts.  She would come down stairs have a cup of coffee, sometimes some brea... Read Chapter


“There are several things on today’s agenda.”  Lydia announced to the full room.  “First up is Alex, Tim, Lee, and Apth... Read Chapter

Mannegeshi no more

“Damn earless bunnies made off with my hair brush again!”  Lydia yelled. A heavy thump of a body on the floor told her Terem... Read Chapter


The Fastachee village was fascinating. It was made entirely of bark and branches fallen naturally from the trees but polished to a fine s... Read Chapter


Ban stood before the art that so perplexed him when he first came here. “Have you the answer?” the queen asked. He smiled at her ... Read Chapter


“It will heal up in a week or two.” Xanerina said to Suzzet as she wrapped the cut. “I’ve got a new salve that will cut the t... Read Chapter


Lydia saw Teremun lead his group down the road. There were more than had left.  Wong lead a woman and two children off to his grandm... Read Chapter

The Treaty

“Daddy I'm ready!” Attli announced. She had her boots on and Teddy Bear tied to her belt. Ban knelt down before his daughter.&nbs... Read Chapter


“What brings you today?” Attli asked “The usual sore joints and memories.” Lydia said. “Dale Donahue has excellent crea... Read Chapter