Contract Thorn


#A Manticore’s last job doesn’t go as expected.#

The night above the Akasai was the colour of a wilted rose, broken by a rain of white petals.

Ceru dodged a splash of rice wine as she shouldered through the Moonshard Festival crowd, pushing past the doors of Caged Noin. “To another year of long life!” she heard somebody say, “or one night of good drink!”

It was a curse and a blessing, a local saying. The Caged Noin was a place reserved for locals, a venue where fate coalesced in gambles of life and coin. There was a small line to the front doors: she took the place of a beastman who was kindly removed with a boot to the back.

To Be a Rock and Not to Roll


In the last city, Mammon, the sins of past lives are inked onto the skin of every man, woman, and child with tattoo-like birthmarks. The more skin the markings cover, the deeper their sins, and the less trust they’re given. Trust that Dias Drake, a young man with 24% of his body covered in markings, will need if he wants to realize his dream of becoming an explorer. However, in Mammon, someone that heavily marked will find gaining trust near impossible, and so, a storm rolls over the city when the marked underclass organize.

Shouts and raised fists call for every heart to be counted. Will Dias be counted among the marked in rebelling against the tyrannical SAFE Act, join the unmarked who hold his dream in their hands, or with everything to gain and nothing to lose, will he be able to keep a distant promise to not be blown away with everyone else?

Wormhole Ch.11


As Jason explores through Wonderland he finds more than just Skarliks. An enthusiastic guide, hyjinks, shenanigans, battles, chases, messes, trouble, nudity, orgies, tea parties, and more. What else is there to say? It’s Wonderland.

Wormhole Ch.10


Now face to face with the mamano that took his prized armor, Jason will have to pull all the stops to get his armor back. But surely a smart ass with an acid tongue and a selfish, haughty Dragon can calmly work things out peacefully, right? Strap in, folks. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. For both of them…