Dive straight into Hevna’s varying depths with a short text!
My ‘short stories’ come in three varieties – texts from in setting, such as the Creation stories of Hevna’s religions, cut excerpts from books in progress, and full shorts telling a brief story set in one of Hevna’s unique locales.
For the ‘shorts’, I personally suggest you read them in the order posted if you are not familiar with the setting for clarity, however, each story is self-enclosed and can technically be enjoyed in any order.
The works will keep growing as time goes on – keep an eye on the Twitter feed for new tales!
Lodaism – The Seven Dragons – The lodestones are gifts from the gods, to be venerated awaiting the day they return… but how did the Dragons create all life, and why did they go to their rest?
Libramoor – Verind, of the Wessenland Floating Library, has never thought of himself as a teacher… but now he has to choose between three orphans for a place at the prestigious hub of Hevnan knowledge. How do you choose the fate of three young teens, knowing the ‘loser’ will have to return to the poorhouse?
Note: These are cut scenes from works in progress, and as such are effectively first drafts, and not entirely self-enclosed or duly polished. Nevertheless, I hope they are of some interest and insight!
Healer – Cut from Aether’s Source. Leona’s introduction to the story has been through several iterations, including this now-discarded version. Here, our first look at the young priestess is as a healer inside the Cathedral, dealing with another case of papaver addiction.
Bastion – Cut from Aether’s Source. Originally, Leona would have traveled to the continent of Nostalia in her adventures with Kez and sought an audience with The Lady, leader of the Nososphores. This excerpt follows her progress across the Snowflats, and some of the phenomena therein.