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Stories in the series "Deliverance"

# 1: Deliverance: Praeludium

By: John Doucette | DargonZine 11, Issue 2

I   In the Spring of 1012 B.Y., the Beinison Empire was looking to expand. For centuries, the Empire had been continuously increasing its holdings bit by bit until, by 1012, it had become one of the premier powers on the continent.   Now, Untar II, Beinison's newest, and youngest, Emperor, decided the time was right for Beinison to make a bid for absolute and undisputed mastery of northwestern Cherisk and from there go on to dominate the entire continent. To do this, Untar ... [ Read More ]

# 2: Deliverance Part 1

By: John Doucette | DargonZine 11, Issue 5

Magnus, Royal Duchy, Baranur 24 Sy, 1014 B.Y.   The night sky was aglow with the fires raging among the closely-packed buildings across the river. Great columns of smoke boiled up into the night, obscuring the stars. Nochturon slowly marched across the sky, silent witness to the events transpiring in Magnus' poorest quarter. You could hear the screams.   The light from the fires illuminated the Laraka, mighty even this far upriver. The silhouettes of biremes, and the occasional trireme sitting at anchor near the ... [ Read More ]

# 3: Deliverance Part 2

By: John Doucette | DargonZine 11, Issue 6

Magnus, Royal Duchy, Baranur 24 Sy, 1014 B.Y.   The woman stepped through the gate of the elegant house and stopped on the street, gazing up at the night sky. She shivered -- the time was very late and the air was cool -- and drew her cloak about her. She stood there for several menes, simply gazing up at the stars, her breathing slow and regular. She had always loved looking at the night sky. Some of her most prized memories of ... [ Read More ]