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The Second Expedition

The Second Expedition

Field Report – When I first set out on this expedition, there was an energy in the air. It was the sort of energy that you see when you notice the pine trees high above you swaying in the breeze. The sort that you smell as the fresh mountain air swirls...

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Enhancements

Enhancements

The literary frontier is a truly beautiful place. I almost feel sorry for writers trapped in the familiar territories of the Five Kingdoms, but then I remember how much work in takes to make it out here. I have spent considerable time on the enhancements...

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Bella

Bella

Life is not easy for the village-folk in the province of Oakvale. Keeping warm, dry and having enough to eat can be a full-time job by itself. In the village of Hay, no one knows this more than the beautiful but incredibly poor Bella. Ever since she was a...

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Dan

Dan

Dan has lived in the village of Hay all his life. An optimistic young man, he loves to help others, although quite often, most people go out of their way to avoid his help. It’s not that he means to cause problems, it’s just that misfortune really likes to...

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The Grumpface

The Grumpface

Rumour has it, that the mysterious creature known as the Grumpface, was once an old and cranky headmaster of a small school in Mosswood Village. Known far and wide as a cold and grumpy old man, children and teachers alike went out of their way to avoid...

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Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

With the crisp air blowing relentlessly from the South, I must do what I can to prepare this camp for winter. In its current state, it is quite small, yet I have plans to build upon its strong foundations with all manner of useful construction. I will...

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The First Expedition

The First Expedition

Field Report This expedition has taken far longer than I could have imagined. The wild lands are indeed vast and dangerous. Yet in this time I have explored the mines of hard work, excavated the ruins of past mistakes, discovered small hamlets of good...

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Firelight

Firelight

With the fire now burning brightly in my newly established base-camp, I thought I might take a moment to rest. It is peaceful right now. Serene. Although it is the sort of serenity that carries an ominous note. There is a storm coming and I must prepare...

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Base Camp

Base Camp

After weeks of travel, I have chanced upon a glade in the high mountains and can go no more. The path now before me has become too dangerous. Far below, I have spied fellow travellers attempting to navigate this infernal territory, and all but a few are...

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Wild Lands

Wild Lands

I have been walking for days. The way of my choosing is now quite narrow. In some places, I cannot even see a path and must navigate these forests by intuition alone. Indeed, the wide road did not remain so for long. Artisanal publishing, it appears, is...

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