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The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 3

The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 3

That evening, Adrian and I returned to the Queen’s stables, now full of nightmara. Nightwind eyed Adrian with suspicion. :Why has your husband come?: Recognizing the nightmara did not trust him to allow me to negotiate, I soothed, “As co-ruler, he wished to come in an advisory capacity.” Adrian performed a small bow. “If it pleases you, your majesty, I shall swear to address my comments strictly to Sarilee.” Nightwind nodded. :Very well.: With the nightmara and my husband silently…

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The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 2

The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 2

from Queen Sarilee’s diary early Fall 613 AF Adrian captured my mouth in a fierce kiss. “Sarilee, thank the Goddess! No one knew where you had vanished, and I was becoming concerned harm had befallen you.” Suppressing a yawn, I gestured toward the inky nightmara. “Nightwind, queen of the nightmara, merely wished to discuss a pact between our people.” Adrian straightened, his husbandly concern supplanted by his kingly mantle. “And Her Majesty thought she could accomplish that by kidnapping our…

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The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 1

The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 1

from Queen Sarilee’s diary early Fall 613 AF ‘Twas over a month ago, that I awoke from the most vivid dream of my life in completely unfamiliar surroundings. (My husband later told me that servants had seen me traversing the palace whilst asleep. I am still surprised I made it through Ormas unscathed, but perhaps nightmara magic protected me.) Although I had nary an inkling of where I was, I felt no fear as I gazed upon the inky mare…

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The Nightmara

The Nightmara

from March’s Creatures Beyond the Walle Unlike other magical creatures, nightmara do not live north of the Walle; thirteen large herds live in Calatini on the plains just north of the Tsarkan Empire (dubbed the Nightmara Plains), and a few smaller herds live in other human nations. Nightmara live among humans because they must consume dreams in addition to ordinary feed, and humans possess much richer dreams than other creatures. If nightmara do not consume enough rich dreams, they develop…

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Races of Elves

Races of Elves

from March’s Creatures Beyond the Walle One of the most ancient magical creatures of Damesea, elves have been both revered and reviled by humans. Elves are renown for their wisdom and magical prowess, but most do not care for humans, who they consider mayfly usurpers of their land. Elves may live for several centuries yet they are fortunate if they bear two offspring during their long lifespan. Elves appear similar to humans in size and form, but they tend to…

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