The stories are updated to the website with original art, and are arranged from the oldest to newest.
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Rick Lupaine, the elusive master of the house of Lupaine, returns to the galaxy after spending ten years away, on a mission in The Binding. His first task in reestablishing balance in Nol, is facing off against the mob leader Kelarg who taking advantage of Rick’s absence, expands his gangs influence on colony planet Pilan, exploiting the people and their resources.
POISON IS A FORMALITY
Liva, a jaded crew member of the commercial space shuttle Imperza, contemplates life and the tiredness of it all. Then, on what should have been a typical journey from the Lond solar system to the Galactic Central, the shuttle is asked to pick up a passenger from Ceis: a planet shrouded in mystery.
Ouzin is from a noble household on the planet Bist. The plan for his life, has been mapped out and enforced rigidly by his family. Failure is not an option. He now has to make a journey to the Hiskar to make a pact with a hopefully powerful creature that will boots his family’s standing, but given some space from is family’s control, will he choose to return.
BENEATH THE WORLD-TREES' SHADOW
Ivol is an Iclaxian in every way. His metal body does not know tiredness, pain, or death. As a given, illness is also alien to him. He is part of a team sent to help aid a planet suffering from a new disease and confronted for the first time by the fragility and mortality of other species, he may learn the pain of loss.
ETERNAL AND EPHEMERAL
Prant is a bistinian, who left Bist for the colony planet Mito, because he didn’t think he was being valued in the classist Bist system. On Mito, he’s highly regarded, having both power and status. Now though, a minor incident will test his motivations, and a stranger will give him a small lesson in humility.
Fralor is an unforgiving planet of ice and death, ruled by warring tribes of giants, whose blood often runs colder than the planet’s eternal frost. Kraglar, a new tribe chief, must lead his people on a journey in the hope of finding better land and home, but the giants are not known for their patience or sympathy towards incompetence.
EXODUS IN ICE
Salia is a ril player, who has risen to the top of her game quite quickly, and while she is happy with the level of success her and her team have achieved, she can’t help but feel like they’ve lost something vital in the process to getting there. Her disappointment leads her to search for a new stage.
CHASING THE HORIZON
Sela is a young neglected drereshian, burdened with more suffering than he can handle, but that is life on Deresh. On a scavenging trip, he finds a piece of paper with an image of a flower on it. His new treasure brings him unwanted attention, and maybe an opportunity for something better. “A delicate flower cannot grow on infertile land.”
The Lupaine receive a request for help from Deltan, an icy colony planet in the Friz system. Rick Lupaine arrives to finds a government on the verge of collapse, and a planet, thousands of years behind the rest of the galaxy in technological development and culture. Using Rick’s arrival as an opportunity, a rebellious faction with fatalistic determination will try to force the planet out of stagnation.
OLD AND TIRED BONES
It’s been some months since Salia left Cajara. Now she is on the colony planet Duhan and adjusting to her liberated lifestyle. Though it mainly amounts to aimless wondering. She is buying souvenirs, when a mass graule attack, and a fight for her life, puts her in the position to see a dangerous new path open up before her.
WALL OF LIGHT
Lipil is an aspiring artist, now forced to work in the Dreakarian palace as a kitchen help because of his father’s debts. He is clumsy, uncoordinated, and every day, becomes more of a thorn in the side of the staff. After a particularly bad accident, he runs weeping into the forest, where he meets a peculiar stranger.
A STRANGER IN THE FOREST
Fintar is an industrial world, by day plagued by pollution and corruption, and by night haunted by the spirits and phantoms of the planet, out for vengeance. Tonight, will be Ailim’s last night on the planet as her family plans to emigrate, however returning home from work, it seems the spirits have decided that they will not let her escape.
Rian thinks the day will be just like any other: ditching her sister on the farm to watch reality shows, getting scolded by her parents, and then eating dinner together. The routine is interrupted by guests who claim to be relatives of her mother, but the tension that comes with their arrival speaks to complex relationships, and unavoidable duty.
THE WAKING RIVER
Tari and her comrades, Capricorn, Silver, Brel, and Fia, have spent the last ten years in The Binding, fixing a hole in the dimensional fabric, and battling the Dark ones, who attempt to break though to Nol. Rick Lupaine has left to return to Nol, and the five, make a last desperate effort to finish their mission.
It’s been sometime since Lenol met Mivin, and the encounter is a distant memory. Now Lenol is on Brinner, traveling to one of the only Norvins, the mountain settlements of the native brinarians, that accepts tourists. Among the packed tour buses, and masses of walking visitors, Lenol notices a familiar gait.