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Character Spotlight – Denizens of the Dark

With Yami and Kyo introduced, now begins the look at the multitude of followers these people have. Yami’s followers consists of a ‘platoon’ of demons while Kyo’s (as his clothing) is a little more varied. Is this some unplanned pattern? Hmm…

Anyway, the primary subordinates that follow Yami are a pair of groups. Yes, that’s it, a pair of groups! hahahah! Ok, I forget why that was supposed to be funny. Anyway. The Prime Fae, after the contention against Erebh and his first attempt to overthrow and destroy the creations of the other Fae, created a few other races for specific purposes. The Dragons were placed within the various worlds of the cosmos, in order to police the world in a more closely tied perspective, to ensure no dangers arose. There was also a select five creatures of spiritual origins, that were intended to watch the cosmos as a whole. These five creatures are based upon the constellations of Chinese and Japanese culture. Those that have watched anime, or study the same sorts of things that I enjoy, will recognize this to some degree.

The Chinese and Japanese both have similar views on these constellations. They were creatures they saw in the stars that represented the different hemispheres of the world, and the different other constellations that resided within each hemisphere. They were assigned cardinal directions, elements, and seasons that it was said they presided over. The names, of course, differed between the Chinese and the Japanese, but there was also another slight difference. The Chinese viewed five creatures, while the Japanese viewed four. What is the difference in those five positions then?

In Japanese view, the four beasts were Genbu, Suzaku, Seiryu, and Byakko. In Chinese view, the same four beasts were Zhi Ming, Ling Guang, Meng Zhang, and Jian Bing. The beasts were separated, as I stated before, by the four seasons, elements, and cardinal directions. Genbu, or Zhi Ming, is the Black Tortoise, depicted at times as having a long tail that is in actuality a snake. He presides over the cardinal direction of North, the season of Winter, and the element of Water. Suzaku, or Ling Guang, is a red bird, with large wings. Often he is depicted as a Phoenix, but there is no such specification in any actual Chinese or Japanese sources other than fictional tales. However, he presides over the cardinal direction of South, the season of Summer, and the element of Fire. Seiryu, or Meng Zhang, presides of the East, the element of Wood, and the season of Spring. He is a serpent-like(Asian depiction) Dragon of an Azure color. Finally, Byakko, or Jian Bing, is represented as a white tiger, presides over the West, the season of Fall, and the element of Metal. Finally, the Chinese had one more beast, who for some reason did not seem to have a name, but was simply called Huanglong. Huanglong means Yellow Dragon, but this creature is sometimes also referred to as a Kirin, which is an entirely different creature. A Kirin is sometimes regarded as an Asian depiction of a Unicorn. Huanglong represented the center and the element of Earth. In the Japanese view, the ‘center’ was called the ‘void’ and had no creature or element tied to it.

Now, my opinion. The five elements listed in the Chinese view of these creatures and constellations are incomplete. Wood and Metal, for instance, are products of the Element of Earth, are they not? So this view basically lists Earth as an element three times, and for some reason leaves out the element of wind. And now, the element of lightning. Yes, I consider it a separate element. Heat existing within the sky, above the clouds, or even in the clouds, causes the gasses in the air to ignite, and streak across the sky. One could say it is a product of fire and wind combining, but then, many of the elements combine already. Water itself is a combination of air. Both Hydrogen and Oxygen are different molecules –different gases– that make up the wind. So thus, Water is a creation of the Wind element, so why isn’t Lightning a separate element? Yes, this same logic could be used to disprove my earlier statement that metal and wood are parts of the earth element, but either way, I still think that lightning is its own element.

Either way, I take this system, from a more Japanese view, and create the five creatures the Prime Fae put into the heavens to watch the world. The Demons were created by Erebh, in his supposed locked away state within the Void, and sent five demons of his creation to possess and take over these spiritual beasts. The Spiritual Beasts; Genbu, Suzaku, Seiryu, Byakko, and my addition, Karatobi, were possessed by the Demonic Beasts; Ganseki, Nenshou, Mizuhou, Hakurou, and Oroubo. For the spiritual beasts, the fifth creature represents the element of wind, instead of a third earth element, while the demons follow the five major elements of my view; fire, earth, wind, water, and lightning, while also having the concept of time added in. For in the Chinese view, that fifth creature, Huanglong, did not have a season tied to them. Well, of course there is only four seasons, but if that last creature represents the center, what do we know of center? The center of a clock is where the hand’s axis sits. The point where the spin of those arms is centered. Thus, that ‘fifth element’ is in actuality, the repetition of those elements. The recurrence of time. And what better way to represent the repetition of time than with the Orouboros.

Here, is a wiki page on what I’m talking about.( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Symbols_(Chinese_constellation) )

Long story short (too late! yes, I know, I ramble…) the first group of subordinates to Yami, is the fire demonic beasts petitioned by Erebh, to spy on the cosmos, and turn anything they could towards destruction. Ganseki, The Brown (Earth) Bear. Nenshou, The Red (Fire) Fox. Mizuhou, The Blue (Water) Panther. Hakurou, The White (Wind) Wolf. Oroubo, The Yellow (Time) Snake.

Yami’s other main assortment of subordinates he met personally throughout his exploits under Shoshu’s guidance in learning the power and benefits of being a demon. Their names are not as elaborate, and I’ve been debating changing them, but, for now, they are Slag, the Earth and Crystal demon, Blaze, the Fire demon, Torrent, the Water demon, Volt, the Lightning demon, Gale, the Wind demon, and Mire, the Necromantic demon. There are other demons and subordinates that follow, but these two groups are the primary followers of Yami.

Kyo’s organization is better filled out. As was stated in the previous spotlight post, Kyo overtook the Tokugawa shogunate, and in making it his own, expanded it beyond the previous bounds of what was known as Japan. After interacting with Erebh, the country became an empire that not only consisted of China, Korea, and Japan on Earth, but to various other worlds within the cosmos. Why did this go unseen?

Erebh kept himself within the void, not leaving it, but the creation of the demons kept the Dragons occupied. With the Dragons and the Demons fighting, the Spiritual Beasts were created, to watch the cosmos. Erebh remained within the void, but before long, he sent the Demonic beasts to corrupt the Spiritual Beasts. Thus, the Prime Fae continued to believe Erebh was locked away in the Void, and unable to continue his earlier rebellion. A portion of the void had been carved away, and was turned into the Demonic Realm. There, within that realm, Erebh hid away, and provided the demons with an ever growing library of what existed within the cosmos, and how they could be torn apart.

Demons were not his only means to rebel against the other Fae, however. And so, he was the one who had created Shinihime, and sent her after Kyo. With Kyo’s power, the destruction of all worlds could commence. By extending Kyo’s empire to other worlds, the vampires could expand as well, and fill the other worlds. And that was what he did. Venturing to other worlds, Kyo saw many other types of civilizations, and from the strongest ones, he would select an individual to turn to his ways. Within each of them, was a unique ability, and they would become the Council of Vampires that would lead all their kind. But, vampires were not the only creation to aide the demons in their task. From among the council, they concocted a means to turn the people into various kinds of servants to their will.

There were the enamored mortals, who served based upon a binding of their will. Among such servants were the Hogosha clan, a family of ninja who had served Kyo’s Shogunate since his days confined to the one world of Earth. Among the Hogosha clan was a Necromancer, one who practiced magics that revolved around blood and death. His name was Kosuke, and he was able to rise those that had fallen to serve Kyo’s will. And of course, there were the living servants who were not bound against their will, but served faithfully with the powers granted them by the curse placed upon them by the ritualist of the Hogosha clan, Keiko. With her rituals, she could magically infect anyone with any disease she wished, and upon those who served faithfully, willingly, she blessed them with the ability to join their bodies with the bodies of beasts. And so, the Lycanthropes were born.

The Hogosha clan were more than just ninja, clearly, and practiced many forms of magic as well, but then there were those that simply followed the ways of the shinobi. The clan leaders were Hogosha Kenji and his bride, Kayo. Their family was large, and those that joined the clan, through marriage or otherwise, were often awarded with a name to fit the Hogosha clan’s customs.

Among Kyo’s servants there is also his fellow vampires, such as Motoko, Santino, Aláin, Neville, Adelrich, and Eran. I do not have specific names for the Lycanthrope servants yet, but that shall come soon.


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Character Spotlight – A look at the Dark Side

Something something something Dark Side, Something something something Demeteria. =D

So yes, taking a leap back to Repeating History (and it’s sequels) here is a character cluster spotlight really.

The main antagonist is Yami, or as he was previously known, Asakura Tetsuya. I still have to do some looking into Shinto religion, but Yami was a former Samurai in Japan during the time of the first Shogunate. He wasn’t around when it was first formed, but after the Hojo Clan had taken over leadership. He was a child in training, and served as a part of the Shogunate’s military during the Mongol Invasions. He felt (perhaps a popular belief, I’m not sure) that the Hojo lacked honor and were unfit to rule the Shogunate. He took part in many plans to unseat the Hojo, and was around during the two major attempts to put the Emperor back in power. Go-Daigo was imprisoned in the first attempt, and was made emperor in the second, however, the Kamakura Shogunate initiated its rule after the second and once more kept power away from the Emperor. This second shogunate proved to have honor, but was physically weak in Yami’s eyes, and so this was where he began to lose faith in the Shogunate and distanced himself from those with political power. However, it was before this, that he became known as Yami.

Yes, even the world of Earth is tied into my cosmos, though you won’t see me writing anything that takes place on Earth other than flashbacks of those characters that came from there. After the second Mongol Invasion, and before Go-Daigo’s coups, Yami was wandering the forests while training himself to be stronger and cast down the Hojo leadership of the first Shogunate. It was in that forest that he met a demon. This demon was named Shoshu, and was a demon lord of Shadow. He had been in a battle with another demon lord, and had been beaten. His body had been destroyed, and his essence had been sealed within the body of a lizard. Within the body of the lizard, there was little he could do. After a short conversation, he had separated his essence from the lizard, and took over Yami’s body. From that day on, Tetsuya and Shoshu worked together as Yami. Shoshu humored Yami, and allowed him primary control, so he could embark on his quest to find a fitting Shogun to lead Japan in both honor and strength, and so Yami worked in the shadows. He saw to the fall of the second empire, and fought in many battles throughout the Sengoku Era. He even found himself among his own clan once again, and modeled himself as a cousin of Asakura Yoshikage, under the name Asakura Kageakira. Handing over Asakura land to Oda Nobunaga, he then went on to do as much as he could to see Nobunaga as Shogun. On the day of the Hanno-ji incident, Yami went into hiding. With Nobunaga dead, he felt there was no hope for Japan. He sat back and watched as Hideyoshi and Tokugawa feuded with the rebels that had forced Nobunaga into seppuku. He watched Hideyoshi attempt to turn Japan into an empire, and lead failing invasions into Korea and China. He watched as the country devolved into more internal war as Hideyoshi died, leaving his throne to a 5 year old boy. Finally, he watched as Tokugawa finished the task and formed his own Shogunate which lasted for 300 years. However, none of Ieyasu’s descendants had the same fervor and strength that he had, and so the Shogunate had its ups and downs and had come to bore and disgust Yami. At this time, Shoshu would be able to convince Tetsuya to go to the demon world, and learn of what it was to be a demon.

There were many instances in his fights involving the shogunate, where Yami went up against one man repeatedly. Neither would seem to win, both countering the other till they were forced to depart. This man was Aramaki Kyo. Kyo was a follower of Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa. During the final stretch of the Sengoku Era, Yami had lent his hand a few times to the forces of Ishida Mitsunari. And it was during the Sekigahara Campaign where Kyo and Yami met for the last time. After parting ways, discontent with how Ishida had been failing against Tokugawa, Yami confronted the man, and gave his peace. Still believing Tokugawa to not be the one to head the Shogunate that could truly succeed where the others had failed, he dispatched of Ishida himself, and carved the kanji for ‘Yami’ into the man’s chest. He did not linger behind however, allowed Tokugawa the chance to claim victory for himself. Then, Yami let Shoshu lead him into the demon world.

Why did Kyo not die against a man with a demon within him? Well, that is because Kyo was not entirely human himself. It was on the day before the incident at Hanno-ji, that a night spent drinking sake with a beautiful woman, kept him apart from his lord, Nobunaga. Confined to a bed through the day, he was unable to be at his lord’s side (even with Nobunaga’s insistence of spending time in solitary meditation at the temple) and defend him. However, it was not simply over drinking and the company of a woman that kept him away, for she was no simple woman. She was a woman of many names all over the world. Looking at her, one would not think her old enough to have seen all the locations she said she had, but tales of land beyond Persia regaled him, and Kyo found himself in the embrace of a vampire by night’s end. All through the day he slept, and by night, he found out about Nobunaga, and the truth of the woman who regaled him with many ‘names’ she held. However, she emphasized one for him; Shinihime.

Kyo went about his own business, and after Yami’s departure from Japan to the demon world, contrary to real life history, Kyo killed Tokugawa and his son, turning the newly formed Empire over to his control in short order. Shinihime did not linger with him for long, and departed on her own journeys, but Kyo’s shogunate would continue on his own path. Unlike Hideyoshi, Kyo would succeed at turning his country into an empire that bridged from the isles of Japan, to the mainland. In short time, however, a magical anomaly would bridge their world with another, and his empire would span multiple worlds. And it all began before he took over the Shogunate, when he met an assassin named Ai Motoko. Employed by Ishida, Motoko was a highly skilled assassin employed to seek out and eliminate high priority targets among Tokugawa’s supporters. Resulting events transpiring, Motoko instead became an associate to Kyo himself, and aided in his take over of the Shogunate after its rule was solidified. From there, Kyo employed many more people that would work in the shadows, including the Shinobi clan; Hogosha. Kyo too learned of the demon world, and was eventually presented with the opportunity to speak with Erebh, who had long since made it appear that his seclusion within the Void was still the prison sentence it was intended as. With association with Erebh, one of the Hogosha clan dabbled in magic, and was able to transport the presence of Kyo’s shogunate to other worlds, and would eventually wind up on Demeteria, on the continent of Telluria.

For many years, Kyo and Yami had parted companies, but in time, they found themselves both on Demeteria, and looking into each other’s eyes once more. But, what comes of their reunion is a mystery, perhaps even to them. Their reunion and new interaction is revealed in the first sequel to Repeating History; The Face of Evil.

Being of Asian descent, both of these characters are of short stature; even shorter than Dorian and Alek (I’ve always had an unexplained tendency to write short characters). Yami has a consistent style of black, having black hair, brown eyes, and an assortment of black clothes. (Black Uwagi, Hakama & Hooded Cloak) while Kyo’s appearance is a bit more varied. Kyo wears a White Kimono with Navy Blue Hakama and Shitagi. Over which, is a gray Haori with blue embroidery of a wolf howling at the moon. Kyo has shoulder-length brown hair, tied back, and brown eyes.

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Elven Nation Culture

A ‘sequel’ to my last post, here I shall list some info regarding the specifics of the Elves in my writing.

The United Elven Nation is a conglomerate of various species of Elf. There are the High Elves, Forest Elves, Jungle Elves, Sea Elves, Marsh Elves, Sand Elves, Grey Elves, and Ice Elves. There is much similarity between them, but in other ways there are many dissimilarities.

First of all, history. As was stated in the last post, Danu the Prime Fae of Life is the mother of the Sylvan race. In Erebh’s corruption and rebellion, he sent the Sidhe race against the Sylvan. Both fought and fought across Verdania and wound up wiping each other out. The released magic from their deaths is what eventually gave birth to the Elves. The Grey Elves considered themselves to be the purest manifestation of the Sylvan among the Elves, carrying more of the former race’s aspects than any other. They settled upon the island sub-continent of Silveria, and began their empire. The other Elves supported the Grey Elves as they fought against the Orcs, pushing them off of Silveria and into flight to Telluria. The Orcs eventually fell into enslavement to the Dradar who then saught to invade Silveria and eliminate the Elves. Lengthy years of battles ensued, leading to a lack of victory on either side. The Dradar and the Ageless Empire signed a treaty, but the Grey Elves put up towers in the old Orcish Strongholds on Silveria, to ensure that no further attacks came. For many years there was peace between the Ageless Empire and the Dradar, but in time, they would be forced out of their land, driven by some darker force, and once more invaded Silveria. Once more, however, the Dradar fell before the Ageless Empire. In short order, the failings of the Dradar brought Yami out of hiding. He assaulted the Ageless Empire on his own, and reduced it to ruin, giving up on the secretive and corrupting plans he had originally forged. The Grey Elves were hunted down while any Elves not of the Grey sect fled back to Verdania. In time, it was believed that the entire species of the Grey Elves was hunted to extinction. With growing numbers in Verdania, land became sparse. The Sea Elves, enjoying a life on the sea, sent a fair number off to sail, giving more land to the other races, which ultimately led to a rise in the Marsh Elf territory, and the association of the Marsh Elves being a separate species than the Sea Elves entirely. In time, the Sea Elves that set sail would find their way to the continent of Ivoria, where they settled. Ivoria had sparse land for growth, and thus they had to adapt to icy territory and living off the denizens of the sea to a greater degree than they were used to. Of course, they also discovered some plants that grew in the colder region that was never before seen in the warmer regions. The Ice Elves spent less time scouring the seas abroad, and only venturing nearby, and thus the Ice Elves drifted into obscurity. The High Elves took over leadership, and the first of the rulers of the new nation was of the Silverleaf line. Such has the Silverleaf family ruled the Elven Nation for 1,000 years.

The capital of the United Elven Nation is found in Fairgrove within the Sylvan Forest. There, High and Forest Elves live side by side in the largest region of southern Verdania. South of the Sylvan Forest, there are a series of rivers that work their way through the open plains of southern Verdania. These various rivers all meet at a lake within the center of southern Verdania, known as Beast Lake, and is the home of the Jungle Elves. In the south-west, cornered off from the rest of the Elves territory by the rivers of Beast Lake, is the desert home of the Sand Elves. After the tropical rivers cease, and grass takes over once more, the grass begins to get sparse, till it stops at red earth in the south-west corner of the continent. On the other side of the rivers, on the south-east corner of the continent, is the marshlands called the Ebon Vale, which is the home to the Marsh Elves. Dotting all over the coast-lands of southern Verdania, are the scattered villages of the Sea Elves. Silveria and the former Ageless Empire capital, Barad Mith, is deserted now; not even the Orcs have made their way back to the island sub-continent, despite having won their freedom from their Dradar slavemasters.

The Elves as a whole cherish plantlife. Flowers, trees, and various forms of fruits are their true love, even among the Marsh Elves and Sand Elves. Wine and other fruit based alcoholic beverages are their prime export. Vineyards dot the landscape. Though grapes cannot grow in a hot climate like the Litsrandir Desert, the Sand Elves still make their efforts , like their bretheren, in wine culture. Their beverages tend to have a higher alcoholic content, and are made from cactus fruits, but they still earn their place in the numerous wine festivals that are held year round.

I use a combination of D&D and Tolkien Elvish as a basis for the Elvish in my writing. I do not tend to have conversations held in the Elvish tongue, because I am not so skilled as Tolkien –a man who studied linguistics at University– as to create a language so convincing as to hold conversation without inadvertently changing the meaning of words, phrases, or syllables of a word. However, using his Elvish and a D&D Elvish source, I put together some words, names of places and people, and so on, to help my story feel just a little bit more alive. Naming conventions are something I worked on as well. With the majority of the Elves, I instituted a naming convention where the name of one’s parent (based on the sex of the child) was used as the child’s middle name, constantly referring back to their heritage in a way opposite to some real-life naming conventions. Astalder Sindariel Silverleaf is the son of Sindariel Idariel Silverleaf, who was the son of Idariel Talaniel Silverleaf, etc. etc. etc.. An example of the opposite of this would be someone like Johannes Sebastian Bach and his brother Johannes Christian Bach. Here, the father’s name is used as the first name, and thus the child’s name is really the middle name. Thus showing ‘possession.’ Also unlike this example of the opposite, I did not name Astalder’s brother with their father’s name as the middle name. Instead, Sindariel named his two younger sons further back in heritage –As such, Astalder’s brother’s were named Istalindir Idariel Silverleaf and Dorenduil Talaniel Silverleaf.– Furthermore, since they also had a younger sister, Arauka, she was given her mother’s name as her middle name, and was named Arauka Valasse Silverleaf. This is the naming pattern I use for most of the races of the Elves. The Sand Elves are done a little differently. Vasz’araen Sunstorm is married to Val’araen Sunstorm. Their royal culture is held slightly differently than the rest of the Elves, and the name Sunstorm is a name in reference to a house of nobility. Unlike the common expectation of nobility only breeding with nobility, and thus ending up with a lot of inbreeding in the end, the Sunstorm name is merely a reference to the House itself and does not necessarily refer to the surname of anyone in the house. Instead, the ‘araen is the surname, and Vasz’araen’s wife was, beforehand, she was known as a member of the Sunstorm noble house, as Val’khaeran Sunstorm. I also wanted to try and get a more … Arabic, or otherwise desert dwelling society feel to their names over the nature enamored feel of the rest of the Elves.

Aside from that, I come to the meanings of names. I had not, until recently, come up with a reason for why my characters to have the names they do. I chose the names originally for what they would be known for in the story, but thought, why would their parent name them this, since they would know what it meant? For instance, the name Demader means Forgotten One, while Rusvaer means Broken One. Now, what parent would give their children such names? It would be cruel. But then I thought, well, to save my own name ideas, I could come up with the idea that the families perform a magical ritual that shows them an image of what sort of person their child will be, and thus the family would choose a name regarding that image. It’s not predicting their future, as it does not show any specific events, just shows a single image, as a sort of a look into their character. And so, an image of a man in plate armor, talking to various groups of people, and bringing them to his aide, was the inspiration for the name Dorenduil, which means To Sow Devotion. No events of future are seen, just the idea that the person is good with words, and can sway people to his view of things. Whether it specifically relates to religious intent or not is unknown in the vision, but the parents see it that way, and so they give him that name. Still using the Elvish sources I mentioned above, I also come up with names for some of the wines the Elves come up with, such as Hrivukka and Morukka Brandies. The term ukka is a twist on the word in Tolkien Elvish for berry, while the prefix refers to what kind. Mor means black and Hriv, shortened from hrive, means winter.

As I said before, they use their wines and brandies and other drinks in their feasts honoring Danu and Serephim. Of their holidays, the major ones would be in the spring season, viewing it as their birth holiday as a race, in accordance with the idea of April showers bring May flowers being tied into the fact that Danu wept for the death of the Sylvan, and grew plants and trees to welcome the Elves into the world. The Sand Elves revere Ignis as a strong protector and warrior, proving the blistering heat of the day to test and strengthen them, then maintaining the warmth of a fire to keep warm during the chill of the night.

Before this gets too long, I’ll stop for now. However, I do wish to add in, perhaps as a side page, to show a list of all the names of people and places and things in the story, and show what they mean. A glossary, of sorts, that will wind up at the back of the book should this see publication some day. Till then, good day.

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AC, the heat, and writing

So, for the past couple weeks, the temperature where I live has been ranging from 90 to 100. At this time, of course, because the gods of Kharma hate me, my AC has been failing. As of yesterday, I have had a maintenance person over for the third time. The first time he said simply that the filters were too dirty, and were blocking the air flow. He put in new filters, and left. This did not even solve the problem for a few hours, much less a day. So, he came back the next day, and this time, put in a new thermostat. This solved the problem for about two or three days, before the AC started malfunctioning again. The third time, a new person from the company came by, and actually spent some time trying to work on the problem. He spent about 2 hours at the house, instead of the needed amount of time to do what he thought would fix the problem. In fact, he actually said “I am not leaving till I can confirm there is nothing more I can do.” Amazing ‘eh? Well, he pumped up the Freon, and monitored it’s level for at least an hour before leaving. His conclusion is that there is a small leak, somewhere, causing the lack of Freon to shut the fan down in the attic when it got too hot. What he cannot confirm though is how slow the leak is. Was it so slow that it took 5 years (coil was replaced back in 2007) to drop the Freon level to the point it was at now and caused the fan to shut down, or did the leak only develop recently, and shut the AC down between June and now?

The past two nights I was in a hotel, because after the second ‘fix’ didn’t work, it became hotter in the house than it was outside. Beautifully cool and relaxing in the hotel, though the bed was horrendous, and I got no sleep the past two days. Probably would not have been able to sleep at home either though.

All things considered, I did some writing on chapters 38 and 39 while in the hotel, got a big chunk of it done, but I might re-write a lot of it, because I do not believe I was thinking all that well, given the lack of sleep in the hotel, and the AC issues at home. Got 38 posted on Saturday, just as I was in the hotel, and I am satisfied with it, but 39 is still looking a bit wonky. It is still unfinished though, so that is alright. However, I am home now, and the week’s forecast provides a break in the heat, bringing temps down to 80 to 85 in the next week or so. Perhaps after I have had some actual sleep, I can revisit chapter 39, and get it finished.

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The end is near

Repeating History is coming to a close. I am not sure how many chapters it will end up being, but currently, I am working on chapter 37. Unfortunately, I am at a bit of a bind, held up at the end of one scene, where I wonder how to proceed from there. I hope to get out of this bind soon though, for in November, I wish to begin working on The Face of Evil which will take a closer look at the Yami character and his past. Whether it reveals any further activity with the character or not, I shall not reveal at this time.

I shall be working on random scenes from chapter 37 to the end of the tale, and seeking out how to bridge these scenes, and hopefully have this stuff posted soon. But in the mean time, all you followers and likers, please let me know what you think. Be as descriptive as you wish with what you think of the story so far, I am eager for some feedback, so I can begin working on the second draft, and finalizing this story so it can be ready for an attempt at publication. Just comment below, and let me know.

I also already have plans for the story following The Face of Evil, though I have not yet come up with a title. That too is far in the future, and yet, I hope to be working on it for Nanowrimo 2013. It shall focus more so on the Elves than on the Humans as is the case in Repeating History.

Well, that is all for now, I go back to doing some brainstorming, and RPing a little in WoW to try and get the juices flowing.

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Finishing the tale

So, yesterday I posted chapters 34 and 35 of Repeating History. I have added things in between chapters since November, but with the posting of chapter 35 I have finished posting all I had written back in November during the Nanowrimo challenge. So, now I return to writing whole chapters again, and push to bring the story to an end. I know how I wish to bring Repeating History to a conclusion, I just need to figure out how to bridge it to that end. I am half-way finished with chapter 36 at the moment, but have also managed to finish putting together a new version of the map for the world in my story. I am still not completely satisfied with how it came out, but it is at least better than the original attempt. I need to find a way to test out some other programs to see if I can do better at all. Until then, here are the divided files of the map of the Continent of Verdania.

As one can see, the second image is at a different scale then the top and bottom one, it is a larger area in the end, so even with this better version of the map, there is still an error and something needing to be fixed. However, there is also more to the world. There are some islands off to the east of the Duskpine Forests. This area has not been explored in Repeating History but shall be explored in another tale of the Segregation Eras series. There will also be other worlds discussed in future stories, but I won’t discuss that in any depth as I prefer to keep it as a surprise for the readers. However, do look forward to another map posted sometime soon, to display the little area to the east of the Duskpine Forests.

Anyway, I hope to have Chapter 36 posted tomorrow, as I have spent much of this day, and the rest of it will be as well, on finishing it. After that, keep an eye out for all new content to the Repeating History tale. It will be a little more slowly posted since it shall be written from scratch from here on out. Wish me luck!


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New Postings

I have posted up the next chapter of Luigi Bosco, and a prequel chapter to my own story, discussing some of the history behind the two main characters, Kyo Aramaki and Tetsuya “Yami” Asakura. There will be further postings on Luigi Bosco in the future, and further look backs at other people in my story as time goes by. Till then, check it all out…


Chapter 2: Freedom

Time-line of the Segregation Eras

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