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Stories of truth, beauty, heroism, and horror. Artpunk maximalist weird fiction. 

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Stories of truth, beauty, heroism, and horror. Artpunk maximalist weird fiction. 

    The Crimes of Jack Daw - Part 2

    The Crimes of Jack Daw - Part 2

    Join prodigal thief Jack Daw as he preys upon the ripe city-state of Saxherm.

    Who would you be if you were stripped of everything but your intuition and language? How would you relate to the life you've led? What part of you would win? Your conscience? Or your id?

    One day, Jack Daw is forced into just such a reflection. The city-state, however, knows him as thief extraordinaire, and it demands he play his part.
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    Special thanks to Solomon VK, who created and characterized the city-state of Saxherm.
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    The Crimes of Jack Daw - Part 1

    The Crimes of Jack Daw - Part 1

    Join prodigal thief Jack Daw as he preys upon the ripe city-state of Saxherm.

    Who would you be if you were stripped of everything but your intuition and language? How would you relate to the life you've led? What part of you would win? Your conscience? Or your id?

    One day, Jack Daw is forced into just such a reflection. The city-state, however, knows him as thief extraordinaire, and it demands he play his part.
    ---
    Special thanks to Solomon VK, who created and characterized the city-state of Saxherm.
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    Monster Eater - Chapter 4

    Monster Eater - Chapter 4

    What strategies can a man employ when the only reliable foodstuff is the flesh of supernatural predators? Things whose breath may be fatal, whose bodies may be metal, whose eyes may control the mind?
    In the face of this many men turn to cannibalism and other Faustian bargains.
    Ramec must depart his home in the underworld sanctuary of Kalas Da, a place fed and comforted by a strand of the World Fungus.
    He must forge his path to the surface in a world of absolute darkness and privation, where light is the beacon of death.
    Ramec goes knowing only that there can be no categorization of the predators of the deep and that the humans of the underworld can be the most dangerous of all.

    He will be transformed, because every moment in the chaos of the underworld commands death or adaptation.
     ---
    Art by Dan Sullivan: "Xenostygian"
    I've been inspired by fantastic depictions of civilizations and their privations in the deep underworld for a long time, probably beginning with descriptions of the confined-space planes in the old Manual of the Planes, deepening with the phenomenal Underdark, and culminating in the epoch-making Veins of the Earth.
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    Monster Eater - Chapter 3

    Monster Eater - Chapter 3

    What strategies can a man employ when the only reliable foodstuff is the flesh of supernatural predators? Things whose breath may be fatal, whose bodies may be metal, whose eyes may control the mind?
    In the face of this many men turn to cannibalism and other Faustian bargains.
    Ramec must depart his home in the underworld sanctuary of Kalas Da, a place fed and comforted by a strand of the World Fungus.
    He must forge his path to the surface in a world of absolute darkness and privation, where light is the beacon of death.
    Ramec goes knowing only that there can be no categorization of the predators of the deep and that the humans of the underworld can be the most dangerous of all.

    He will be transformed, because every moment in the chaos of the underworld commands death or adaptation.
     ---
    Art by Dan Sullivan: "Xenostygian"
    I've been inspired by fantastic depictions of civilizations and their privations in the deep underworld for a long time, probably beginning with descriptions of the confined-space planes in the old Manual of the Planes, deepening with the phenomenal Underdark, and culminating in the epoch-making Veins of the Earth.
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    • 23 min
    Late March Update

    Late March Update

    This is just a repost of the message at the end of Monster Eater Chapter 2; essentially I will be unable to make any updates until after April 16th due to a work obligation, and just want to emphasize that the podcast is not abandoned, but simply on an unavoidable hiatus until then.
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    Monster Eater - Chapter 2

    Monster Eater - Chapter 2

    What strategies can a man employ when the only reliable foodstuff is the flesh of supernatural predators? Things whose breath may be fatal, whose bodies may be metal, whose eyes may control the mind?
    In the face of this many men turn to cannibalism and other Faustian bargains.
    Ramec must depart his home in the underworld sanctuary of Kalas Da, a place fed and comforted by a strand of the World Fungus.
    He must forge his path to the surface in a world of absolute darkness and privation, where light is the beacon of death.
    Ramec goes knowing only that there can be no categorization of the predators of the deep and that the humans of the underworld can be the most dangerous of all.

    He will be transformed, because every moment in the chaos of the underworld commands death or adaptation.
     ---
    Art by Dan Sullivan: "Xenostygian"
    I've been inspired by fantastic depictions of civilizations and their privations in the deep underworld for a long time, probably beginning with descriptions of the confined-space planes in the old Manual of the Planes, deepening with the phenomenal Underdark, and culminating in the epoch-making Veins of the Earth.

    Please note that I will be gone from tomorrow (24MAR) until 16APR, after which we will resume Monster Eater and Herodotus. 
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