Monday, January 28, 2019

Chambers in the Woods

You stumble on the door quite unexpectedly, hidden away in a moss-covered cleft beneath the tree line. No path or trail leads to it, nor any sign that any save a few wild beasts know of its existence. The door is stout however and little weathered by time . . ..

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Beneath the Cold, Cold Ground

His was an inhospitable soul, and the old dwarf left all behind and wandered into the high mountains where stood the lonely peak of Iseldrim. There he hid his treasure in a deep hold. There it lies, lost, in the valley that bears his name. ~The World of Aihrde

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Mad Tree

He dwells in a tree of a house, or a house of a tree, however you choose to look at it.  In quiet. The years have been unkind to him and he is mad. His speech is constant, like an overflowing cup. But it does not matter, for he possesses the knowledge you need. ~ The World of Aihrde

Friday, January 11, 2019

From the Dark Water

They are found south of Gurthop Falls, where the two rivers converge. There the land is forever flooding and bogs become small ponds and ponds become lakes. There the beast dwells, for it finds comfort in the cool waters. ~ The World of Aihrde

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A King

There sits the King. The lord of Eisenhiem look west and south to the lands of Anglamay. When Spring comes, the war begins... The World of Aihrde

Side note: this is from the show Vikings. Watch it. It is absolutely amazing!

Monday, January 07, 2019

The First Light

As he stood thus, with the Arc of Time flowing about him, the ground rumbled and exploded. In the great column of fire which rose above the land he saw the beauty of his creation. But the fire burned out and he was dismayed... The World of Aihrde

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Safe Harbors

The moon reveals a tower. It lies beyond a gulch of twisted blackjack oaks and young pines, squatting on a heap of rock as if set there by happenstance. It is dark and hollow. What harbor it offers, if any, is yours to decide. ~ The World of Aihrde 

The Great Dwarven Kingdoms

Thousands of years ago, before the Winter Dark, before the Dwarf-Goblin Wars that decimated their numbers and ravaged their race, the dwarves were the dominant race upon the world of Aihrde. They built grand kingdoms, above and below ground alike, and had a vast seafaring empire.

Today, these great kingdoms lie in ruin, their halls dark and deserted, save for foul creatures of the depths that have invaded their once glorious chambers, great halls, and streets. In the depths of these ancient, abandoned ruins, it is whispered that great and vast treasures await. What glory and wealth might be found within these black chambers? Will you risk death--or worse--at the hands of the undead, goblins, and servants of Ornduhl, Unklar, and other black deities that infest these places to find such lost knowledge as the scrolls that chronicle the history of the world in those ancient days, or even better--the lost secrets of the Language of Creation itself?

These and many other epic adventures await in the World of Aihrde!

Memories from the Office of a Game Publisher – Office Space

Everywhere I look across social media I seem to be encountering two things. Economic news about the pending commercial real estate collapse,...