Moonblood

Moonblood

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Steph Shangraw By prysmcat Updated Apr 03, 2020

In a world without magic, gods and their spirit-creatures live little-seen beside the everyday reality of humans. There are both rewards and challenges for those who become the adopted children of the moons, the few who are of the bloodline of the one woman who fled from the rest... and somewhere out there are  the ones she fled from.

Five moons rise over Evanir, and each moon is also a god, one of five sisters. Long ago, they worked together to create a lineage of spirit-beings that were not born but transformed by the mingling of blood. They intended them to be long-lived and to draw their strength directly from the light of the moon who chose each individual. The sisters had different goals in mind - one wanted it to be a blessing for scholars and artists, to give them more time and fewer physical distractions; another wanted each to have an animal form, to keep them more in tune with nature so they could serve as guardians of the wilderness. They hoped that having human origins would give them a perspective that spirit-creatures rarely acquire.

But what parents intend is not necessarily what their children decide to do.
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Moonblood is a series of adventures, some only 3 or 4 chapters, some much longer. There are currently 9 complete, being revised for release in three volumes totalling over 200K words. They tell the story of a core group, which grows slowly over time. As always, unless gender, orientation, or other aspects of sexuality are explicitly stated, I suggest not making assumptions or trying to apply labels.

Please see the "Story Index (and credits)" chapter for brief blurbs on the individual stories.

Briefly on hiatus because I need to do some revisions to the next adventure, the longest at this point, and I'm finding it hard to maintain focus in April 2020.