Exo-Suits and the Arena

Exo-Suits range from simple exo-skeletal frames that augment the wearer’s speed, strength, and ability to jump, to fully enclosed powered mechanical suits with high-grade armor and weaponry. Exo-Suits do have military applications, and every company worth its salt has at least one minimal Exo-Suit contingent in each weight class, but most skirmishes between nations since…… Continue reading Exo-Suits and the Arena

Clockwork Alchemy

Most of April and May was spent in preparation for Clockwork Alchemy, one of the most author-friendly steampunk conventions out there. I attended in 2013, and was so inspired that I was manning a table with my own first novel on it, and teaching panels in 2014. Truly awesome stuff! We have a full author…… Continue reading Clockwork Alchemy

Dalibor Ziggurat

Lord Reginald Dalibor worked his way up through the ranks of the Fie Rings syndicate through business acumen and tactical brilliance rather than brute strength. Unlike other member families of the syndicate, who amassed their power over five or six generations, Dalibor built his empire in as many years. Many favored Dalibor to take his…… Continue reading Dalibor Ziggurat


Crysglas is akin to titanium in strength, but transparent. It gathers light during the day and glows at night. Depending on the cut or shaping during the creation process, the glow can be one or two sided, and, if worked by a master craftsman, can even appear as stars or fairy lights instead of a…… Continue reading Crysglas

Black Heart Pin

Though his real name is a mystery, he is the man behind Cor Kuro Industries (Bringing you the heart of the future today). Rarely seen and deviously brilliant, Mr. Black Heart Pin provides cutting-edge cybersteam technology to selected parties for the right price. After losing her eye in the Solstice Games, Kenna Wolfesdaughter found herself…… Continue reading Black Heart Pin


Angoras are large mammals bred for the soft, water-repellent fur used to make warm winter outer garments. They are omnivores, grazing on grasses, digging for mountain tubers, and occasionally killing and eating smaller mammals. They thrive in the high valleys of the Fishhook Mountains on the Southern Island of Istavara. Adult females grow to approximately…… Continue reading Angora