I watched as the impressive bird of prey leaned forward from the branch they were sitting on, spread their wings, and appeared to just fall from the perch, gliding toward me in a wide arc. As they approached their last few feet and prepared to alight on the ground, their body transformed from the bird to that of a man a moment before landing. They studied me, clearly as interested in me as I was in them. I responded by looking them over as they pulled their long silver hair back and tied it in a ponytail. “Well,” I said […]

Mastering the Multi-Verse

As I floated there at the window, Dinlas’ face began to fade. Everything around me seemed to disappear into a greyish haze. “Come child,” I heard the old woman whisper into my mind, “’tis time fer ya ta be comin’ back now. Listen to ma voice and follow it home.” The pull of her tone drew me back into my own body. The vision was over. I tried to sit up on the bed, but dizziness overwhelmed me and I fell back. The old woman slowly helped me sit up and handed me another cup of tea. I knew this […]

Time and Travel

  That’s the funny thing about this place, time has no meaning. The woman, the barkeep, told me it didn’t, but I had difficulty believing or understanding it. I am immortal, time has no power over me, but I still understand it and base the happenings of my life on the fact that it moves linearly. A timeline is a timeline and while mine may extend perpetually, it is still a line.  The thing to remember about gods is that we remember everything. My birth, my childhood, and all the years until now, I recollect them all; and do so […]

Death on a Different Level

I could feel myself spinning out of control. My head swirled and I found it hard to open my eyes. When I did manage to do so, jets of light were streaming toward me at breakneck speed. My stomach flipped again and again, while my arms and legs twitched with convulsed spasms. I tried to scream but all the air seemed to have been sucked from my lungs. Within a few moments, I began to feel myself slow down. I tried again to open my eyes, only to be met with complete darkness. I couldn’t see a thing, I couldn’t […]

The Man From the Other Verse

I’d promised my latest assignment that I’d take them on another journey, but that’s going to have to be put on hold. I just had the oddest experience since the day I crossed over. As I stood at the bar pouring drinks, I saw a man come in that just didn’t look or feel right. The dead have a certain vibe about them and this dude didn’t have that. He had a brighter aura than I’d seen since opening the tavern. I knew that aura. It was life. I told the stranger, a man who said he was a god […]

The Eye of Charon

The man in front of me feinted left, then slashed right with his sword. I expected such a move and blocked, then lunged inside his guard, thrusting the dagger in my off-hand into his abdomen. Our faces were only inches apart as I held it deep inside his guts. “Where is the gem?” I hissed as I heard the sword slip from his hand and clatter to the ground. He didn’t answer, so I repeated the question louder. “Where is the gem?” Blood ran from his nose and mouth now, and when he coughed, it sprayed all over my face […]

The Expanse of the Multi-Verse

What’s up? You look like you need a drink. I know, I know, that last little journey kind of freaked you out. I told you not to turn your back on those Pleasure Gnomes. You’re lucky you got out with your pants on. Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere this time. Thought we’d just take a break and relax a little. I had Kregar make us up a nice Talaus pie and some clakksenberry tea. It’ll help you calm your nerves and you might lose a memory or two. So, you’ve been here a while, you gotta have a few […]

The Realm of the Gnome Administration

Hey, you’re awake. Bout time, you’ve been out for what would have been a week on Earth. I told you to be careful if one of the Mothers handed you a cup of tea. FYI…it’s probably not the kind of tea you’d drink in life. Well, maybe, but…yeah. Anyway, have some coffee and I’ll have Kregar fix you something to eat. No, it won’t have fangs in it this time. I thought we’d go on another journey today. Now, don’t look at me like that. If you want to know your way around the Multi-Verse, you’re going to have to […]

The Realm of the Elvin Clans

Hey, how are you? Are you getting settled in okay? Cool. Here, drink this. Don’t worry, it’s a little thing X always called “coffee”. I’m horribly addicted to it. Aw, you’ve heard of it, nice. So, what would you like to do? You’ve been here for a while now, what do you think about visiting some of the realms? Yea? Awesome. Now, there’s something you’ll need to keep in mind on our little journey. You can visit different planets, galaxies, and even parallel versions of Earth, but the realms are a little different. When the Great Elders created the Multi-Verse, […]

Bringing the Tavern to Life

Hey, there you are. Feeling better? Yea, those Moon Flower tonics have put more than one being on the floor. I’ll have Kregar fix you up a nice cup of greevell soup. It’s just the thing to get you on your feet again. Greevell are a delicacy on his planet. Kind of like a mouse with fangs. Oh, sorry. Didn’t mean to freak you out. Trust me, it tastes great. Anyway, drink this. It’s a cup of my own blend of tea. Of course I’ll tell you the rest of the story if you’re feeling up to it. Cool. Let’s […]