Into the Wild – Chapter 22

November 24, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 22 Burf was true to his word. At noon there came a knock. When Devon opened the door he found several packages stacked just outside. “Looks like our clothes have arrived,” announced Devon in a loud voice as he set the packages on the shoddy sofa. Mat came out to find Devon pulling on the Druid robes. “I thought you gave up dresses.” Wide-eyed Mat walked around his friend as Devon tugged and pulled uncomfortably at the outfit, “That’s something.” “Yea I’m not going to like this,” growled Devon as he saw a note attached to one of the [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 17

September 1, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 17 “If there’s nothing else can we get on the road…well, the path...,” commented Devon as he headed down off the rock. Matsugo paused as he tried to remember the spell he needed, then realized that was the very thing that could never happen in battle. With subtle movements, he cast his first Wizard’s Wall over the opening at the top of the cave. Climbing down and standing before the rock that shielded the path, he repeated the spell with a little more flare. Waving his arms in wide sweeping circles, a red glow started to form between his [...]

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 [...]

Into the Wild – Chapter 14

July 14, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 14 – Devon finds a Deity Devon lay reading on his stomach under a tree just outside the cave’s entrance. He liked this spot early in the day before it got hot. The sounds of the little insect in the grasses and the herds of wildlife and birds moving with abandon across the plains made him feel more connected to this place. Mat was probably right; they needed to get out. Sitting beside him was a little mammal; he had no idea what it was. I reminded him of a cross between a rabbit and a squirrel; it was [...]

Into The Wild – Chapter 2

February 4, 2019 Alexander Collas 0
Chapter 2 That damn dream again. Every night for the last two weeks, the same dream. Matsugo sat up in his bed, rubbing his eyes. It was fucking strange. What did it mean? He pulled back the covers, shivering in the cold night air. The seasons had started their change; winter was knocking at the doors of Seattle. In the dark, he walked to the bathroom. He didn’t need light. Matt had lived in this house for almost as long as he’d been alive. The only time he hadn’t awoken in this bed, in this room for that matter, was [...]

Into the Wild: Chapter 1

October 20, 2018 Alexander Collas 0
Into the Wild will be an ongoing online novel. I will try to publish new chapters every couple of weeks. I welcome any feedback and hope you enjoy it. Chapter 1 “They're still chasing us! Why won't those damn things give up?” Matt heard from behind him. “Are kobolds supposed to be such dicks? I thought they hated the sun,” he yelled back as a bright flash whizzed past just missing his head. Turning, he saw his friend, his travel companion, firing bolts from his fingers as fast as he could. They’d been through so much. Their adventures to dungeons, [...]