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Tales of Strange Adventures

Index Page of
Cornell: The Resurrected Hero

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The Characters of Gushémal


Tales of Strange Adventures

"Ruins and Hopes"

"Childhood of a Fighter"

"The Rock of Discontent"

"A Tale of the Gods"
(Index)

"Life's Values"

"Tangled Elves"

"The Pilgrims' Trial and Faith"


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero

(1) Call of the Dragon, Part One

(2) Call of the Dragon, Part Two

(3) Shield Maiden

(4) Warrior Eternal

(5) The Pledge

(6) The Miracle of Solstice Day (Chapter One)


The Characters of Gushémal

Cornell of Cayaboré

Barandas the Magnificent

Gabe of the Ryelneyd

Flink of Tieferbau

 

 

 

Take a look at the stories listed in the following sections:


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero Episode 6

"The Miracle of Solstice Day" (12/08/2001 et.al.)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
All Cornell wants is to get out of the Tonomai Empire as fast as possible and get home to Cayaboré. As usual, things don't quite go his way -- especially now that the winter solstice is approaching, and his friends are more in the mood for celebrating Solstice Day than travelling.
But celebrating will move even further from Cornell's mind in the course of this story...

Go to the story's Index Page and read the entire novel

Available as PDF:

COMPLETE "The Miracle of Solstice Day" Download
        PDF (1,305 KB)
        zipped PDF (990 KB)


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero Episode 5

"The Pledge" (06/08/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Hadn't Cornell just gotten rid of that pesky wizard Barandas? Isn't it bad enough that he is now travelling with Gabe and Flink?
Still, Barandas is back - and he has the perfect plan how to retrieve a treasure from a cave. Every single trap he has mapped out and prepared ways to circumvent them. Well, how quickly is that perfect plan going to evaporate...?

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 590 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (389 KB)


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero Episode 4

"Warrior Eternal" (05/04/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Heroic rescues aren't exactly what Cornell ever sets out to do - but when he finds an alreu about to be sacrificed to the One God of the Tonomai... Well, what's a good man to do but save that alreu?
Unfortunately the Tonomai don't take too kindly to this interference, and the hunt is on. Even less fortunately, there is something wrong with the alreu... and it might be very little to Cornell's liking...

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 530 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (343 KB)


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero Episode 3

"Shield Maiden" (04/05/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
A mysterious temple in the middle of the desert. Caravan after caravan destroyed, with few survivors. The tale of a shield maiden's bane, and the promise of profits for those who survive it...
Despite himself, Cornell lets himself get dragged into this mess by barbarian Gabe and the alreu Flink - and soon he faces the danger that has taken so many...

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 422 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (264 KB)


For episodes 1 & 2, see here in Tales of Strange Adventures

 

Tales of Strange Adventures


"The Pilgrims' Trial and Faith"
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Coincidence brought Ahnfredas Bluekeg, pilgrim by trade -- literally so --, to Deersrun Hill. Was it also coincidence that set a pack of arydogs to hunt him? Or was it a strange and twisted fate that shall lead him and others deep into the bowels of the earth, on a trail of hardship and terror?

An eighteen-chapter long adventure novel, brought to you in regular installments. Now online: CHAPTER SEVENTEEN (08/15/03)


"Tangled Elves" (01/10/2003 & 01/17/2003)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Well before the start of his regular series, Cornell of Cayaboré comes across a trail of dead bodies. Intrigued, he follows --- and stumbles into a mess that only a very old acquaintance of his could have caused.
It's a full-blown action adventure for our heroes, full of entanglements and other troubles!

Read in HTML
             PDF (335 KB)
             zipped PDF (285 KB)


"Life's Values" (11/01/2002 & 11/22/2002)
by Marc H. Wyman
Playwright Archer Melt is generally called the Divine among the theater audiences of Gushémal -- with good reason, since he is a favored of the goddess Grenage. Revered across the continent for his works in the theater as well as novels, theoretical discussions and the like, Archer is enjoying his fortunes.
Until he is faced by an event that even a divine playwright cannot countenance and which leads him to review the century of his life -- counter-balanced by his own cynical views as well as the comments of his servant, the quarter-elf Sirch.

Read in      HTML
                  PDF (coming on 11/22/2002)
                  zipped PDF (coming on 11/22/2002)


"A Tale of the Gods" (10/14/2001 et.al.)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Exploring the myths and origins of the gods of Gushémal, these are some of the legends about the deities of this world, who they are, how they act, and how the races came to be.
First off, a newcomer arrives at the Eternal City of the gods - and dissent follows in his wake...
This story is told in serial fashion, not straight, and relatively open-ended. (That, by the way, is the reason why we won't offer a PDF version of this tale anytime soon.)

Now concluded!

Read in:         HTML (Part I. The Arrival) or
                     HTML (Index Page)

Now partially available in PDF format:

Part One (contains installments I to X):
       PDF (300 KB)
       zipped PDF (277 KB)

Part Two (contains installments XI to XX):
        PDF (310 KB)
        zipped PDF (285 KB)


"The Rock of Discontent" (07/13/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Let's call it Tieferbau 90210. Flink is a young alreu who's never left his home kennel of Tieferbau. Still coming to terms with the death of his father, he's also getting to know the pitfalls (and pratfalls) of love.
But it wouldn't be one of our stories if there weren't a sinister plot brewing beneath the surface. What is the matter with that stone Flink has found? Is it just another pretty rock? Or is it about to unleash a destructive force to smack down into the innocent kennel of Tieferbau?

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 316 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (290 KB)


"Childhood of a Fighter" (05/25/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
"Have axe, will travel," that's about all a barbarian seems to know. But is that so with every fighter from the southern steppes? Or is there more to drive a man to an endless quest for honor and glory?
Gabe of the Ryelneyd is a barbarian, and he clearly belongs to the latter group...

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 227 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (214 KB)


"Ruins and Hopes" (03/02/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues
Deep within Trebonshire Forest, two seasoned adventurers rescue a band of youngsters from the ratpeople. But that's only the beginning, for the three young people are on a journey to a mystic temple of Darawk - and our travellers join them on their quest.

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 294 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (272 KB)


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero Episode 2

"Call of the Dragon, Part Two" (02/02/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues

We're still in Chazevo - but right now, both Cornell and Barandas are rather tied up... in a dungeon... with a vengeful merchant and a malicious elf about to enjoy their squirming.
Looks like it's time to get out, doesn't it?

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 406 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (306 KB)


Cornell: The Resurrected Hero Episode 1

"Call of the Dragon, Part One" (01/05/2001)
by Marc H. Wyman & Chris Bogues

(Set in the year 3167 A.E.)
It's the city of Chazevo. Hot, moist, a harbor city on the Northern coast. And close to the mysterious realm of Modayre from where tools and weapons of superior magical power are coming. A single merchant in Chazevo trades in these items, among them a weapon of fantastic power.
Cornell of Cayaboré is so close to getting his hands on it - when suddenly a certain wizard acquaintance of his shows up...

Read in:        HTML    
                    PDF (Acrobat Reader; 343 KB)
                    Zipped PDF file (253 KB)


Characters

Starting in February 2001, we will provide (brief) biographies of the major characters that have appeared in our stories.