Category: Spheres Archives - The Loresworn Order

Oct
27

The Lanternwright’s Apprentice, Chapter 1

Spheres is a universe of interplanetary science fantasy swashbuckling, adventure, and intrigue with much different cosmic laws than our own. This is the first chapter of The Lanternwright’s Apprentice, one of two parallel stories set in the Spheres universe that run on alternating Tuesdays. Be sure to check out The Legionaire’s Tale to get the full story.

Shekhlah didn’t belong here. The constant noise that sloshed inconsiderately through the manic, circular market plaza held a moment’s calm hostage from her addled mind. The constant, buzzfly feeling that stopping for even a second would put her in the way of a group of rowdy porters or an old, unkind woman with a cart of expensive perfumes kept her feet light and her heart beating just a step too fast. There was no stillness and no quiet here, among the spokes of packed sand roads that radiated from a central auction platform, each lined with stalls selling everything from dried cragrat on a skewer to sunquartz figurines of great heroes from the city’s mythic past. Stillness and quiet were the things she loved best.

Oct
13

The Legionaire’s Tale, Chapter 1

Spheres is a universe of interplanetary science fantasy swashbuckling, adventure, and intrigue with much different cosmic laws than our own. This is the first chapter of The Legionaire’s Tale, one of two parallel stories set in the Spheres universe that run on alternating Tuesdays. Be sure to check out The Lanternwright’s Apprentice to get the full story.

Rian rounded the bend in the wooded trail, intense but tired eyes searching for a sign of red. A sign that he was on the right path. The rocky ascent from the sparse valley behind him had grown increasingly rugged and unforgiving as he gained elevation, sloping more sharply even as his fatigue dragged him toward the chilly earth and left him less equipped to climb. Each bright, blood-colored marker he spotted was another small goal to strive for. Another encouragement to press on.