Dezdenda's Palace

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm

The world is ruled by the Elder, a race of vampires who sustain themselves on the life of mortals. Vayle, prince of the Empire, struggles to find his place in this tyrannical world. Is it with his
deviant mentor--who joins the cause of the human rebels? Or is it with his mother, the Empress--whose ennui knows no equal? Soon his decisions launch him into a whirlwind of life-changing events: a
war, a coliseum, and the end of the world...

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Submitted: November 09, 2017

Color. I had never associated that word with life. It always made more sense in the shallow recesses of poetry and paintings, not the gri... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 09, 2017

My earliest memory was of the nursery. Ylvanna showed off her prodigal strength, lifting a stone pillar with one hand. A smug grin flatte... Read Chapter

Empress of Emptiness

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SYLUNA, SHERIFF OF THE ELDER EMPIRE   I liked to visit Nyx’s children as often as I could. That is, when I wasn’t busy s... Read Chapter

Cruel Joke

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It was the time before the Great Collide. We had to travel by ship to get to the other provinces from Vania. The world seemed so much big... Read Chapter


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Ylvanna wanted so desperately to see the Crossroads. She tugged and tugged on my sleeve, whining, “Please, please, please?” I would h... Read Chapter


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YLVANNA, PRINCESS OF THE ELDER EMPIRE   Ten winters passed us. It was mine and Vayle’s sixteenth year. I had been abroad, ... Read Chapter

Fate's Fool

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VAYLE, PRINCE OF THE ELDER EMPIRE   I saw little of Syluna after that day at the Crossroads. When I did, it was in passing, ... Read Chapter

Enemy Unseen

Submitted: November 09, 2017

My head was as lead when I woke. A soft pressure poked at my shoulder. Again and again. “Your Highness…?” asked a meek voice. ... Read Chapter


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SYLUNA, SHERIFF OF THE ELDER EMPIRE   Taluli looked so frail. She was covered in a muck of her own sweat and blood. Her skin... Read Chapter

Final Tryst

Submitted: November 17, 2017

I launched myself at the Empress, boosting my feet with a rush of energy. We tumbled down the hall. Rip. The cloth of her gown ripped. He... Read Chapter

Ill Mercy

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CINTHOVALLYS, EMPRESS OF THE ELDER EMPIRE   The winds of a thousand years. Whispers and echoes of things that no longer were... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 17, 2017

YLVANNA   I ran. I ran until my leg muscles screamed at me to stop. They gave up, and then I ran farther still. The whole ti... Read Chapter


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VAYLE   I could always tell when I was in a dream. It was silent there; the shadow puppets assuming the roles of my peers we... Read Chapter

The Mistake

Submitted: November 17, 2017

It all seemed so long ago at the time: my mother’s orders, my trek into the Forest, my blade sinking into the human girl’s chest. Aft... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 17, 2017

My journey back to the Forbidden Forest was a slow one this time. At every opportunity, I gazed back at the sharp grey spires of Dezdenda... Read Chapter