Chapter XXX: Hajii Baba Meets With a Rival in the Shah Himself, and Loses the Fair Object of his Affections She soon gave me to understand that this must be our last meeting; for, as she now belonged to the royal harem, death would be our fate if we were found...
Runequest Thursday #96 - Fiction: To Tweak the Nose of the Red Goddess, Part Two! Two weeks ago, I posted the first Chapter of some fiction about my current campaign,
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 6: Vaults of Ylourgne Following is the sixth chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This engaging and lurid story has...
Chapter XXIX: A Description of the Entertainment, Which is Followed by an Event Destructive to Hajji Baba's Happiness The dinner was then brought out in trays, which, as a precaution against poison, had been sealed with the signet of the head steward before...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 5: Horror of Ylourgne Following is the fourth chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France.
Chapter XXVIII: Concerning the Manner of the Shah's Reception: Of the Present Made Him, and the Conversation Which Ensued Upon this the poet, who had hitherto remained silent, his mind apparently absorbed in thought, exclaimed, “Whatever the king hath...
The Spotted Beast: Chapter 2, Kébec, July, 1633 Meanwhile, on another continent, Governor Samuel de Champlain has his own problems. He has only just retaken control of Kébec from the English, when, for no apparent reason, an Algonquin Indian decided to kill a French laborer. This has created a...
Runequest Thursday #94 - Fiction - To Tweak the Nose of the Red Goddess! So last weekend, we finally got to play Runequest and try out some of the material that I had been writing for the past several weeks for the
The Spotted Beast: Chapter 1, A High Value Target continued (2) Things are not getting better for our hero. As if the shock of losing his legs is not enough, now Jake is hallucinating. Or is he? It seems so real, and it reeks of wood smoke, herbs, and unwashed old men. Do hallucinations...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 4: Going-Forth of Gaspard du Nord Following is the fourth chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This...
Hajji Baba Chapter XXVII: Of the Preparations Made by the Chief Physician to Receive the Shah as His Guest, and the Great Expense Which Threatened Him "Hajji," he said, What is to be done in this difficult case? I have received a hint, that the king expects...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 3: Testimony of the Monks Following is the third chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This engaging and lurid story...

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