Battle is an Art

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm
Herah was many things: an artist, a zealot, a fighter, and now, an unwilling participant in Recompense.
What is Recompense?
Nothing special, just a high-stakes game created by Norwe, the Maker of Herah, which if won would grant her a single wish. 
Of course, with such a great prize on the line there was an equal price which had to be paid.
Which meant loss equated to bye-bye universe.
This doesn't even account for how other participants, hostile environments, and pretty much all sentient life that wasn't herself would definitely be challenges that Herah would have to overcome to not only win but to survive. Recompense truly was a battle of the fittest.
But with a broken No.2 pencil, a nervous master smith, a too trusting liar and an honest, omniscient jackass, Herah had Recompense in the Bag.
After all, Herah was a master artist, and she considered battle exactly that: an art.

Table of Contents

Getting the Idea

Submitted: April 24, 2018

This chapter has now been rewritten. I hope you enjoy.
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Clearing the Canvas

Submitted: April 24, 2018

Yo! You made it to the second chapter. That either means I'm doing something right or your trying to see where the story gets better, either way you're here and that makes me happy, that was all.
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Gathering the Supplies

Submitted: April 24, 2018

Yo! Give your self a round of applause! You made it to the third chapter, good on you. You obviously know how to appreciate true quality literature. That or you enjoy the rampant cursing, either
way you here so I give you kudos. Enjoy!
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Choosing What's Needed

Submitted: April 24, 2018

Yo! Anyway if you enjoyed the story so far, you will find the next chapter on the 27th of April. YAY! That was all, continue on.
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Creating a Sketch

Submitted: April 26, 2018

Yo! You're back once again! That means you like something or I'm currently holding a gun to your head. If the former thank you for reading, if the latter, well you know what will happen if you
don't like and add to your shelf. Before this chapter begins, I would also like to offer thanks to Charlotte Braun; the first person to review my story. And yes, I would like reviews. They make me
feel pretty.
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Redrawing The Sketch

Submitted: April 27, 2018


Bet you didn't expect two, yes I said two, chapters in a single day! Well, you got em and now your world is all the better for it. Also, this chapter is sponsored by sleep deprivation and coffee;
my two closet friends. Enjoy!
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Outlining the Sketch

Submitted: May 10, 2018

Yo! Here is another chapter, the longest in fact, That is all. Enjoy!
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Erasing the Sketch LIknes

Submitted: May 24, 2018


Quick warning, this chapter is just stupid, but I hope it's still enjoyable.
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Drawing the Details

Submitted: May 25, 2018


Two chapters in one day.


I felt the last one was rather short and decided that another could be released alongside it.

Also after finishing this chapter, would you mind telling me what you thought of Moon?
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The Sketch Becomes an Illustration

Submitted: June 07, 2018

Moon leaped from behind the altar and down towards Herah, the youngling rolling under and stabbing him through the chest with Jeffery bef... Read Chapter

Color is Added

Submitted: June 22, 2018

"Uuuhh." Herah groaned out as starlight began to peak through the unbraided hair that blocked her vision. "You need variety with the ... Read Chapter

Laminating the Illustration

Submitted: July 06, 2018

For five minutes, Herah and Max sat in silence as the human braided the youngling’s hair with the only real sound of notice heard being... Read Chapter

Naming the Illustration

Submitted: July 21, 2018

The clearing was filled with silence as Herah and Max sat at its edge, both giving disbelieving stares to Norwe who floated a few fe... Read Chapter

The Illustration Joins a Gallery

Submitted: August 03, 2018

“And then you asked me to catch you up on what had occurred so you could determine whether to kill me or not.” Max stood before O... Read Chapter

A Price is Set

Submitted: August 26, 2018

'Note to self, sex on fire is really fucking cool and hot, but its also extremely taxing. Only do it for long periods of time when having... Read Chapter

A Perspective Buyer Appears

Submitted: September 20, 2018

Daybreak had finally come for the group of gifted tasked with protecting the Donneur de Fréne, and each member was currently preparing t... Read Chapter

The Illustration is Sold

Submitted: November 23, 2018

Alex watched String closely as she returned her spinning chain whip to her side, annoyance at her weapon and the light rain filling Alex.... Read Chapter

The Slave is Still Bound

Submitted: December 14, 2018

‘Explain.’ Alex did his best to make his ire as clear as possible as he stood completely still, the bone-chilling rain that cover... Read Chapter

The Name of the Illustration

Submitted: January 12, 2019

‘Okay, do you two have any idea what this match means?’ Herah asked Owen and Max, a shiver running through her as hard rain pelted he... Read Chapter