Zombie Mistletoe

A magic mistletoe appears in Castle Graystone’s ballroom every X-Mess Eve. Those who kiss under this glimmering plant are destined to share a rich and beautiful life. Noella, the young empress of the Anzerik Empire, desired the mistletoe for herself. She had not found love throughout her reign, and believed the bundle of leaves and…

by Alde Baron, December 1, 2017

The Bank of Trust or Bust

“Some ruffian robbed that bank in the village,” said The King of the Broke Kingdom. “They took plenty of gold, though really, what’s that worth around here? We work on the barter and trust system. Still, policy is policy, and we’ve got to compensate the bank and its patrons.” Walton Boshire, the only knight of…

by Alde Baron, November 18, 2017

The Right Weapon

Desi Baron studied the dagger she stole from a pirate. Its blade was sharp, long enough to stab the eye of a dragon, and the hilt felt comfortable in her hands. It was her most trusted weapon, but she fought large monsters during her adventures across the Broke Kingdom. She felt it was time to…

by Alde Baron, November 14, 2017

Rusty Contraptions

“Blasted chain!” Gustav proclaimed. He tried to pull the chain to operate the bellows on his furnace. Gustav had discovered that the chain on his bellows was rusted. “I knew I should’ve oiled it up sooner. I can’t smith a thing with this in the way.”Gustav, a blacksmith in the Ironcast district of the village…

by Alde Baron, November 14, 2017

The Wizard’s Broom

Manchu was the smartest man in Castle Graystone. The wizard, librarian, and adviser to The King, studied more than any other person in castle. In fact, he was the only one who studied.One day, this conjurer of tricks was sweeping the floor of his library of endless, self-organizing books, and discovered another broom. The broom’s…

by Alde Baron, November 13, 2017

A Bard’s Feather

One day, Desi Baron, a young woman who likes helping others and hunting treasure, decided to visit the village of Castle Graystone. There, she spotted a bard who was down on his luck. “What’s wrong with you?” she asked.”I’ve lost the feather in my cap, and without it,” the bard replied, “I can’t play music.”…

by Alde Baron, November 12, 2017