Jun 7, 2019
It is an old road that travels between the Last University,
through the settlement of Baron’s Gate, and into what is now called
the Mark of the Erasure was built--many times, across many
lamina--to bring direction and pace to the roving party of Samot,
bringing him between the First University and his father’s home at
the Hewed Peak.
But in time, with his father retired to convalesce in a more humble home in the woods, the God of Books and Wine carved away the Peak, drawing the finest stone not only from the nearest mountain, but from each Peak of the past ten ages, all to provide material for his new, towering home. And in time further, with the meddling of mages eager to make their own paradise, his new home would fall, bringing about an eternal blizzard. And so the old road found itself untraveled, covered in snow, and lost to time.
Now, new flame has unearthed it, and it sees new use, carrying a dedicated group with their own direction and pace to a new dragon, which roosts and writhes in the ruins of history.
This week on Spring in Hieron: Insurmountable Odds
I have told you already never to TRAVEL alone. Yet this does not mean you ought turn a ROAD into a PARLOR ROOM. Trust in yourselves, and keep surreptitious your thoughts and motives. If you must speak, speak only to yourself. Your allies are there only to protect you, and however shining a SHIELD may be, it is not a MIRROR.
-An excerpt from the Crystalized Lectures of the Wizard Fantasmo
Cover Art by Craig Sheldon (@shoddyrobot)
(Note: Last time on and usual intro music was intentionally skipped this week!)