Amaranthine – Part One: The Man of Kar

Amar of the Southern Doud was a man of lowly birth and accolade, a quiet soul that lived beside the river Marandi of Kar. He lived alone, keeping careful watch on his flock of meerbochs. Amar often walked in the woods about the Marandi, even as the pale, mordant moonlight lit upon the trees and danced on the gentle waters. There was a peace in the quiet, a solace that Amar relished above all things. And he worked hard to preserve the life established for himself in the valley about the river of Kar. On several occasions, with resolute strength and courage, Amar defended his flock against the wandering rakkishi, which drifted from the dark of the night mountain heights. Continue reading “Amaranthine – Part One: The Man of Kar”

Amaranthine – Intro: The Contest

The gracious Anthine looked down from her perch at the Citadel, dressed in the fairest gown of light and pearl. Her hair, as dark as the night, and dressed in points of light as beautiful as the stars, flowed from her shoulders.

“When will you learn, dear sister, that to care for those people is folly,” admonished the strong Destin. He joined her upon the miranda, and gazed out over the plains of Kar. “The brethren have long ago decided to leave the mortals to their useless lives. What use have we to care for such creatures?”

Anthine eyed her brother sympathetically. “There is more to the race of men then you give them credit, brother. In their perceived weakness, there is a strength to endure. It is admirable.” Continue reading “Amaranthine – Intro: The Contest”

Something Like Fate

It was for the best, they had both agreed.

This world had been their home for more than three years, but they were no longer safe. Things had changed. Too much attention had been drawn from their allies among the local insurgents and native swamp-dwellers. Those loyal to the evil regime had multiplied.

No, they certainly were not safe here any longer. But was it really for the best?
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The Path to Unity

If the message of Jesus Christ is to shine brightly in this dark, broken world than the Church needs to be unified. Jesus himself prayed that His disciples would be one, just as He and the Father are one (John 17:20-21). So often, however, this is not the case. Instead the Church adheres to a viewpoint all too prevalent in our world today—a viewpoint far more perilous than helpful. Continue reading “The Path to Unity”