Into the Wild – Chapter 21

November 2, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 21 Devon awoke the next morning with a herd of trolls tap dancing inside his head, and they were out of synch. With a moan, he rolled over and buried his face deep into the pillow. Lying there his mind raced, what had Mat gotten them into last night? Was Mat passed out on the couch? How much had they drunk? Then the dream struck him, he smirked, he’d been a druid in a magical world, it was a great fucking dream. He heard a sound like a wounded cat and opened his eyes. The room started to spin, [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 19

September 29, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 19 By the time they’d made it back to the cave and canceled the spells they were both exhausted. As the excitement of the trip drained away, Mat realized just how weary he was, not only their excursion and the walking but from the residual shock from their first encounter. Their bodies ached and his magic stores were low; still he forced himself to use a little more mana to reseal the cave. He was hyper careful at this point. When Mat eventually lumbered in, he found Devon already snoring, asleep in his spot by their fire. Mat laid [...]

Into The Wild – Chapter 16

August 18, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 16 – Matsugo Matsugo lay sprawled nude on a large flat rock above the entrance of their cave. It had become his perch. Where he studied. Where he spent his hours adjusting to this new life. It was secure; if he looked down, he could see into the tunnel leading to their current home. To the front lay the prairies spreading off into the distance. Behind him were great sheer cliffs which rose a hundred feet into the sky. It was always there, watching his back. Devon preferred the brightness of the day; Mat liked the nights. He did [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 15

August 8, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 15 - Alignments Alignments, as such, only really came into play when choosing and maintaining a relationship with your deity. Matsugo realized pretty quick he couldn’t pick a “good” deity, not that he would, and be a Necromancer, it was a dark art, as was a rouge. Alignments were easily defined when written down on paper like in D&D. But having to live with one was entirely a different story. Deciding an alignment was like choosing your weight, it wasn’t something you just picked by saying, “I’m this,” if you wanted the benefits associated with your choice, you had [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 10

April 23, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 10 When Devon arrived home, he found sitting in his small apartment, a strange looking man with green skin, brown hair, dressed in a pair of black tights and a leather vest which showed off his warty green wrinkled chest. Devon let out a little scream of shock, “Oh, calm down; you knew I was coming,” snapped the troll. Standing, he bowed with a flourish adding, “I am Narod, here to serve you.” Devon stood for a moment with his mouth agape, still in shock, finally recovering he announced, “I need something to drink, would you like one as [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 9

April 15, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 9 Over the next few days, both began dealing with their imminent departure. Together they met friends, had dinners, saw movies and entertained. Finally, on the afternoon of the fourth day, they sat back where it started, alone together on Matt’s couch. Devon knew he needed to get home; it was time, but they were both worried now, and scared. “I guess it’s time,” said Devon pushing himself up off the couch. Chewing his lip as he walked to the door then paused and looked back, “I guess the next time I see you we’ll either feel like complete [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 8

April 9, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 8 “It’s real, Devon,” said Matt, smiling. “Well, it’s as true for me as it is for you. I met with Eluard. We talked, and I picked you, which is who they already had in mind.” “So, it’s real?” said Devon with a look of hopeful disbelief. Then his eyebrow lifted, and he tilted his head slightly, “You’re willing to leave everything behind and take this on faith?” Matt shrugged. “Isn’t that all we have in the planning of our future, faith? In ourselves, in what we know, and those around us that we trust? I don’t have anything [...]
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Into the Wild – Chapter 5

March 7, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 5 Matt wasn’t sure what he expected. His bedroom started to dim as if the sun was going down but continued until finally, he was standing in absolute blackness. For the first few seconds he remained calm but as time ticked on his resolve began to fail. What had he gotten himself into? Then, just as he was about to panic, off in the distance, he saw a dim light. The sunlight started to grow just as it had faded, but this time it was different somehow. It kept getting brighter, so bright in fact; he had to shield [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 4

March 2, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 4 When Matt opened his eyes the following morning, he was surprised to find the sun already coming high through the blinds. Glancing over he barked as he discovered it was just after noon.  Why’d he slept so late? He crawled out from under his covers shaking his head and cursing. He preferred to start his day more pre than post-sunrise if he could help it. He walked into the bathroom thinking about the errands he needed to run, removed his boxers, realized he needed to pee and then spend a couple of seconds deciding pre or post-shower. He [...]