The Weight of a Crown

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm
Following the royal family and its retinue, the Absent Empire, who fled their native continent over 1,000 years ago, is under siege. Enemies described as savages are at the southern shores and advancing north. Highspire, the young desert capital, sits far away from the invasion but may eat itself alive before the enemy arrives.

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Sedrick 1

Submitted: November 16, 2015

The eldest prince and heir apparent survives an assassination attempt. Business resumes as normal. There is no impressing a father who happens to be the king. Read Chapter

Wendel 1

Submitted: December 10, 2015

Wendel observes arbitrary justice and shadows his charge, Prince Sedrick, through religious duties and matters of state. Read Chapter

Jance 1

Submitted: December 11, 2015

Jance, a man-at-arms, is widowed from service. In the void of service he contemplates a purpose for his new life. Read Chapter

Geta 1

Submitted: December 16, 2015

A Jaharii woman faces an uncomfortable decision for her elder and must leave the village she grew up in. She subjects herself to objectionable persons and concepts before meeting her judgment. Read Chapter

The Wrong Man for the Job

Submitted: January 10, 2016

A poorly qualified assassin hunts for a rogue crew at sea and befriends a 'simple' man. But stranger things than nervous halfwits and merchant fortresses wait to meet him. Read Chapter

Wendel 2

Submitted: February 09, 2016

Wendel is given charge of a new generation of imperial soldiers while Prince Sedrick is cooped inside the keep at all times. He meets with unsavory comrades and discusses crown and family. Read Chapter

Sedrick 2

Submitted: April 11, 2016

Prince Sedrick releases his sworn shield at his father's insistence. Then he holds a court of his own to while away the hours with politics until shocking news reaches him. Read Chapter

Geta 2

Submitted: May 09, 2016

Geta passes by Highspire and finds survival in the form of lugging a merchant's cart for pay. She enters The Grand Tangle for the first time and visits the city of Evenholme Keep, falling terribly ill in a strange land. Read Chapter

Jance 2

Submitted: August 03, 2016

Jance visits and feeds a reclusive friend, worries for his lover and meets with unlikely visitors to Oak Hollow. Read Chapter

The Man Who Should Have Checked His Boot

Submitted: April 03, 2017

Quynne is a farmer boy who thought being a mercenary was glamorous. His best story wasn't his own. Read Chapter

Sedrick 3

Submitted: September 28, 2017


Sedrick's brother is slow to heal. His concern of Todrey's state mixes with his concern for the dangers of magic. Kenrath may still be at arm's length as a friend, but he becomes a valuable ally.
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