Episode 131: [DARK] Royalty 1x01 "Concerning Royalty" Week 1

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PS: Sorry it wasn't letting people download... the podcast host had glitched out, everything was looking fine on my end. Someone should have said something. This is week 1 of 4. You don't have to start at the very beginning of every book, but you might at least want to start at the beginning of the chapter with week 1 for the recap. HIGHLIGHTED PASSAGES FROM THE PAGES OF ALISON’S FAVOURITE BOOKS Things today aren’t as they once were. There are few on Caldeen who remember a time before the great flood. A time with land aplenty, a world made up of nine unique continents connected by trade and commerce. Not just of goods, but of culture, and art, and magic. We were a prospering human society, a powerful alliance of nations that had the ability to accomplish anything and last a million years. People were happy, and not just the very richest. There was contentment throughout ALL the people of Caldeen. And from that contentment bred apathy. And through that apathy, inequality grew. Magic became a luxury for only the most powerful, and soon the powerful were even keeping their tricks from each other. Always trying to one-up one another in a rivalry that expended destructive energies, the likes of which laid waste to the land, they remained ignorant to the damage and suffering they were causing even as the rest of society collapsed around them. An hierarchy developed between the most powerful, the lesser powerful, and everyone else. The strongest began to call themselves royalty. No one knows exactly which royal was the first to make contact with the demons of the lower plane. Only that they weren’t the last, and it was this tearing of the planar veil that brought with it the violent climate change that rocked our world; bringing rising waters, and the collapse of all civilization as we knew it. Now only one landmass remains, a vast landscape with our planet’s last remaining forests and fertile land, only patches of which held up against the ravages of the end of the world. It is in those places the powerless of Caldeen hide and make their living, praying the day never comes that the higher and lower royals leave their flying nightmare city of Dunkel to cull the remaining villages. So few are left. And there are less with every rotation Caldeen makes around the sun. - excerpt from “Caldeen: A History” by Nyles (The Grass) Tyrson. --------------------------------------------------------- My name is Andrew Geczy and my brand is 99% Geek found at 99geek.ca I'm a writer, writing monthly chapters of novels like episodes of TV shows, releasing them in 4 weekly segments (a teaser and three acts) on Sundays on my Patreon page. Every month it's a different book, over a range of genres, and they sometimes even crossover and connect. At the end of the month the finished chapter is added to the PDFs attached at the bottom of every post. Finally, the finished books are self-published on Amazon. There's a Dark Fantasy story about a post-apocalyptic world where powerful royals rule and enslave the remaining peoples struggling to survive on the last remaining land mass. There's also a sci-fi story about a people on a dying world who have built a ship to a new one, but their project is almost brought down by a terrorist organization within their own ranks. Finally there's a crossover story where characters from my other books are brought into the distant future where the princess of a far advanced civilization, one that lives in a solar system sized mega-structure around a Dyson Sphere, needs help defeating her twisted power-hungry brother. 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