Finally, Updating · 1:44pm
I am like way behind on basically life. First of all I apologize for not being entirely done with the stuff I said I would. Also some of you still haven't messaged me about charity rewards, but that in part is my own fault because I never ended up messaging anyone due to a variety of issues I'm still working through. But please do message me if you donated and haven't received anything yet and I'll add you to the list I have here and we can at least figure something out for you.
The good news is that I'm slowly getting myself back into writing and everything and catching up.I'm hopefully around 80% of the way through Hecate's Orphanage, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to finish writing it over the summer.
I still don't have a real title for the second set of stories, and the chronology for them is also kind of hard because they happen pretty much all at once. They also happen after the Chronicles take place, so that adds further problems.
But right now, the best reading order looks like it'll be:
Rhythm of the Dance
One Wish for Nothing
Thorn of the Rose
Hecate's Orphanage for Wayward Youth
Sometimes I think that Gjallarsong should also be made part of the series, just because, you know, it really gives a lot of background on Hecate and how precisely she ended up the way she is.
The series will tie up a lot of loose ends left from the Chronicles, and while it'll be a huge, obnoxious story, it'll also be written sort of as an ongoing adventure series with the different characters. We'll see a lot of old faces return, including a lot of old favorites, although a lot of it will follow Cadence and her friends as opposed to the trio.
A few little tidbits for those interested in what events are going to unfold:
Cadence chewed on her lip nervously, her horn glowing and quickly shifting the papers back in front of herself to study them intently as she walked along. The other thing gnawing at her mind was that this request apparently came from a demon, and they were being asked to find a subject who they had little information about, apart from a name...
“Rustproof. Escaped Heaven during a catastrophe, possible Class II augmentation, unknown status. Retrieve alive, or proof of death.”
The Swan Maiden bowed her head respectfully, and Sombra chuckled quietly before he said gently: “They say that power has a will of its own, and sometimes takes control. We may not mean to wield it as a weapon, and yet all the same...”
“It finds a way to bite.” Freya smiled slightly in agreement. “I like you, whatever you are, old jarl. I look forward to working with you."
“As for you two, lazy mutts, don't expect me to treat you half so kindly if you don't work on earning your keep!” Freya suddenly barked, and La Croix and Moonflower both panicked for a moment before the Valkyrie grinned wryly, shaking her head and remarking mildly: “Aye. This should be a fun journey indeed.”
Thorn frowned slightly, and then he wrote down a quick note on the clipboard before saying calmly: “Finish your personal business quickly. Necrophage, Muse, let's go and check our accommodations.”
Thorn began to walk forwards, cutting through the group like an icebreaker, before he paused and added without looking back, as Antares blanched: “Also, do not lie to me, Antares Mīrus. My report will look very unfavorably upon that behavior.”
Without looking back, Thorn and his Replicant companions strode quickly through the square towards the massive tree that housed the library, and Antares watched him go before Innocence slowly leaned over to her brother and whispered: “I think he's a robot.”
And that's all from not even the first quarter of the story.
L'aissez les bons temps roulez, as La Croix would say.