Welcome to Fortannis-a place where adventure waits to waylay you around every corner.
It's a land where humans mingle with stubborn dwarves, mysterious elves, and feathered biata against shape-shifting gryphons, necromantic zombies, and silly goblins. It's a land where things are never as they seem; where good and evil are not always clear-cut, and where the strong do not always prevail.
In Fortannis, one can learn magic by summoning the power of the flow of order in the world, to tie yourself to the living cycle of all around you. Or, if your inclinations are darker, you can be tempted by the flow of chaos and entropy, which allows you to create undead abominations and cast substantially more powerful spells (in exchange for the corruption of your soul). Hey, the choice is yours.
This is the fourth collection of stories which take place in the world of Fortannis. Some of these stories feature characters introduced in the first three collections, but you don't have to read the earlier ones to enjoy these stories (although why don't you do that, anyway? We'll wait here while you order them). There are grand adventures, humorous contrivances, and strong morality tales. You'll meet clever con artists, suspicious spies, and pompous nobles. There are unexpected twists and turns and danger lurking on every page.
Table of Contents
Remembering the Future - Michael A. Ventrella
The Consistency of Small Minds - Bernie Mojzes
Garg the Good Dominic - Bowers-Mason
Thieves Among Honor - Mark Mensch
A Poet's Heart - Derek Beebe
The Mutiny of Broken Things - Beth W. Patterson
The Arrangement Henry "The Mad" Hart
A Charming Encounter - Tera Fulbright
Something Happened on Old Troll Bridge - Jon Cory
Chatter - Shane Porteous
Curso and the Wizard's Apprentice - Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods
Shapes of Destiny - Laurel Anne Hill
The Curse of the Dwarven Necromancer - Tom Haswell
Another Round for the Table - Mike Strauss