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 Post subject: The Book of Lothias
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:13 am 
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Shorah, fellow explorers! As you know, I've got a lot of "irons in the fire" so to speak, and one of them I've occasionally mentioned is the waystation project. It's one of the more ambitious projects I've been working on along with Nev'yn, who brought me the original idea and created quite a bit of the concepts and story ideas.

The first phase is going to be backstory...and with that in mind, I give you the beginnings of The Book of Lothias!

http://www.guildofmessengers.com/en/boo ... ok-lothias

It's my first dive into fanfic, and right now, there's a Foreword, Prologue, and one full chapter, with more chapters to be released around each month or so. There will also be short "interludes": excerpts from Lothias' journals that supplement the main story.

By the time the book is finished, I'm hoping to have actual content to explore that relates to the story, starting with the waystation itself and leading through at least two Ages (with a possible third Age further down the line).

Note that this isn't officially endorsed by Cyan and is for entertainment purposes only.

For now, enjoy the story...and keep checking back to the aforementioned link for new chapters!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:19 pm 
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Wow, Doobes, just Wow! I'm ready to buy the book. Seriously, I want to curl up with it and become immersed in it as the story unfolds.

I really like the part about the D'ni living in another age that have become their own people with their own traditions. I'm excited to learn more about that.

I usually read fan-fic with a critical eye, but that quickly fell away and I was simply lost in the story. I can't wait to read more.

Only criticism would be the font on the journal page. Don't know if anything could be done about that, but it kinda strained my eyes to read it. :?

Congratulations to you for the brilliant writing and to Nev'yn for the idea. Bravo! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:42 pm 
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Tai'lahr wrote:
Wow, Doobes, just Wow! I'm ready to buy the book.


Unless Cyan decides to endorse this endeavor (I haven't contacted them about it), it'll be totally free. ;)

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I really like the part about the D'ni living in another age that have become their own people with their own traditions. I'm excited to learn more about that.


I thought that was a pretty interesting idea too. One would think that, with countless Ages to explore, some of the D'ni would have chosen to settle on some of them.

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Only criticism would be the font on the journal page. Don't know if anything could be done about that, but it kinda strained my eyes to read it.


Yeah, I can see your point. I think I'll just put it in regular quotations.

In any case, glad you're enjoying it so far! More comments are welcome too!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:25 am 
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Doobes2 wrote:
Tai'lahr wrote:
Wow, Doobes, just Wow! I'm ready to buy the book.
Unless Cyan decides to endorse this endeavor (I haven't contacted them about it), it'll be totally free. ;)
I think you missed the point about this comment. Yes, I assumed the entire story would be available online for free, but this story is worthy of a real book that the reader can curl up with and become immersed. Sure, maybe some folks can do that with a tablet, but I'm old-fashioned. In any case, the point was that it's worthy of being published as a real book. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:19 pm 
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Hehe, looks like something for the ol' Relto library :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:26 am 
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Ainia wrote:
Hehe, looks like something for the ol' Relto library :wink:


Works for me! I'm hosting it on the GoMe site because it's a convenient place and because the story ties into the D'ni version of the Guild...or at least that's my reasoning. :P

Currently, I'm working with Hoikas on getting the next version of Korman tested and ready for release, so my writing time has been minimal, but I hope to have the next chapter ready sometime next month.

I've already started...just need to finish it.

EDIT: Oh, and a fun fact...that "artwork" in the background of the title picture above is actually a stylized screenshot from the actual waystation that is being restored:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:01 am 
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EDIT: Oh, and a fun fact...that "artwork" in the background of the title picture above is actually a stylized screenshot from the actual waystation that is being restored:

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

/me runs in circles all aflutter

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