Dear, dear adventurers
When I wrote my last update, I was convinced that the storm was over when it had barely begun.
The past few weeks have been horrible. Crippling pain, hospital bills, apathy, depression, allergies, and so many other enemies to fight with just one person. Even still, just knowing that you are there helps. Every single one of you 37 readers count, every one has occupied a piece of my heart, making it pump energy and life force into this shadow of a person I have been. Now I live again, more exuberant than ever.
Today I have news for you. Let’s begin with something absolutely amazing. The Hunter Saga has been nominated for the Rites of Passage syndicate. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you so much for giving me this chance!
I think it is time to reveal our trio of monster hunters.
You’ve already met our young Helene. Born immortal as half djinni and half human, she struggles in the crumbling ancient empires. Fighting both her own demonic side as well as other threats to humanity, she escapes to the barbaric north under a new identity. Her path is explored in Book I - The Demon
Book II - The Witch tells about Caroline. One of the many victims of the Valais witch trials.
Book III - The Wolf is the origin story of Marquis. Also known as the Beast of Gévaudan, a werewolf.
The Hunter Saga brings these three unlikely heroes together to fight for the humanity in the war where every god has their pawns on the board. No matter what trials I need to go through, this book will once be ready, and get released to the world. I’m certain of it. The story is so great, so epic and so good, I won’t just let it rot in my head. It demands to be written! It demands to be read! Oh the adventures we will embark together.
Monday Lore Update - Mother’s Grace Continued :
Good evening dear readers! ^^ I have been absent from the site (thank you real life for that), but I today I have added the third chapter for you to read and enjoy (or to your horror). Hope you enjoy! I have been outlining the story like crazy and trying to make sense from my earlier drafts. This story started six years ago, so there is a lot of small post-it notes lying around... :’D
But I want to thank all of you for your support! It means a lot to me that at least somebody is interested in my work. So thank you! ^_^
My Co-Writer’s UpdateMy helpful Co-Writer, Gaia, decided that we should update you.
She Writes, "ajhdauflealgaeaw`````````````"
She thinks it fits best in Chapter Four with the High Priestess, but I disagree. What do you think?
Good evening dear Adventurers,
The daily updates have become not-so-daily, as I’ve experienced some chronic pain related issues during the past week. Fortunately things are looking better, bit by bit. The difficulties have only fueled my passion towards this project and I am more determined than ever to make it great.
The long awaited portrait of Helene. I am going to have to open this up a bit. The Hunter Saga became a thing once I, with my dearest pal, dreamed the unmentionable dream. The self-insert into the universe. As such, two of the characters in the Hunter-verse are in a deep level related to us, yet they have evolved into completely different characters. One of these characters is Helene. Thus, some of you who know me better in a face-to-face basis, may notice some superficial resemblance. Helene of the portrait is around a decade older than the one in the 8th Chapter, Across the Gulf of Corinth. Now that we got that out of the way, I present to you:
350BCE, Delphi, The Half-Breed, Helene
"It is alright. You are dreaming. I was sent here to help."
I wish you a peaceful night. You are important, never forget that. Thank you.
Good evening dear Adventurers,
There are now 33 of you, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You matter.
I’m happy to announce the 8th chapter - Across the Gulf of Corinth has been released. It has been 18 days since the project began and gosh, so much has changed. I’ve always been passionate about The Hunter Saga since the first character design, but never to this extent! It truly is a child of mine, and I’m doing my very best to its success! What started as a frail seed of a dream, has grown strong roots deep in the ground and is pushing through the soil to flourish.
This would not be possible without your invaluable advice, feedback and sharing, dear followers, and I am just repeating the grateful phrases over and over. Even though they may appear worn and meaningless on the screen, they are every time alive and well, shining in my heart. They make me happy and they make me a better writer advice by advice. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Now, in the 8th chapter we get some answers, but not without new questions. Some major plot points might seem obvious but... read on, it gets more interesting. There are many cards to be played and important characters to introduce, so don’t draw your conclusions too soon.
We have a new vision in this chapter! They are always fun to write. We get to know the story of Nereus and Nerites. In mythology, Nereus is the eldest son of titan Pontus (Sea) and Gaia (Earth). Nerites is someone only described by mariners’ folklore, and is the brother of fifty Nereids (nymphs of the Aigeian Sea, modern Aegean Sea). Later in his life, Aphrodite falls for Nerites and that starts a whole new drama in the great Olympian soap opera. God Triton also makes a brief appearance, he is the son of Poseidon and Amphirite, each a deity of the sea. The family tree is baffling. I have sketched it out many times and just when I thought I have it simplified, I discover a new affair and twenty kids. It may not sound like it, but it is a whole lot of fun.
Soon we will get to Epidaurus, soon, and settle down. Or then something completely different will happen and- ooo I’m talking too much! It’s all very exciting! I’m always pleased to hear your thoughts on everything.
Thank you, and have a good night!
Good evening, Adventurers!
Happy to inform you that I slept for a good 13 hours last night. I woke up to a panic about being late from a hamster show (don’t laugh, the Dark Lord got very good grades.) I wanted to un-enter the show in order to work on The Hunter Saga, but found out that the show had a no refunds policy. So off we went. We returned home to discover that I have a stomach-flu going on. Nice.
Anyway! On to the stuff you follow me for. Because there are so many battles during 400-300 bce I have to be super careful to not walk my characters straight into a war zone. So many friggin’ battles. Why? Just chill. Be friends. Stop the racism, classism, sexism, you are fascinating but so messed up.
Corinth has plenty of material to research, and this evening, I’d like to share some of my fresh mythology findings. They are raw and unedited - straight from my research file and not written for publication, so please, excuse my grammar and other mistakes. Here you go:
With those tiny bed-time stories, I wish you a good night,
Thank you. You matter.
Good evening, adventurers!
This is the core of The Hunter Saga.