A Sacrifice for Varkanah (On Indefinite Hold)

A Sacrifice for Varkanah (On Indefinite Hold)

4.5K Reads 127 Votes 9 Part Story
James Delaney Swinney By JamesDSwinney Updated May 21, 2012

Terrilor has definitely not always been a peaceful nation. Even from the very beginning, when men first came to the island, they warred with the native elves. Over the many generations since humankind first arrived in Terrilor, much has happened. Wars have been fought between powerful men with mighty armies at their backs. Rebellions have been staged, with the peasantry overthrowing their tyrannical masters. The slave trade was abolished, and bitter war erupted from this. Wealth has been acquired and lost, friendships made and broken, Gods have reigned and been forgotten. Since the overthrowing of the Naburan Kings, however, peace has reigned for nigh on two centuries. 
However, this seemingly endless peace is shaken to its very core when, out of nowhere arises a new god, one that no one has heard of. The Forgotten One, Varkanah, God of Blood and Lord of Hell, is hungry from long years of starvation. For generations he has gone without that which gives him sustenance: blood. When Varkanah’s new prophet, a mysterious magician called Balahim, leads an army against the serene prairie village of Valdi and slaughters the people there for Varkanah’s thirst, the only survivors, a young man named Saeran Randsly and his cousin Drennan, seek revenge for the death of their family.

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  • castle
  • cold
  • cult
  • darkmeadow
  • death
  • deer
  • deity
  • epic
  • escape
  • fantasy
  • forest
  • fort
  • goblins
  • harpy
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Misty_Maddox Misty_Maddox Aug 01, 2012
This is absolutely amazing! You are a very talented writer. I look forward to reading on..Keep up the great work. I can't believe you are only 14!!
JamesDSwinney JamesDSwinney Jul 03, 2012
@Vitality Thank you kindly for the compliment. I'm very glad that you like this, and I hope that you like the rest as much.
JamesDSwinney JamesDSwinney Feb 25, 2012
@AngelaWu Thank you, I'm glad you liked this, and I hope you appreciate the other chapters as well. They only get more refined as you go along, as they become more recent.
paramorerocs16 paramorerocs16 Sep 24, 2011
@JamesDSwinney I actually have been seeing that story on the side a lot and I was thinking to myself why is that picture on the cover oh I gotta check it out. Just naturally curious I guess.
JamesDSwinney JamesDSwinney Sep 23, 2011
@paramorerocs16 Well, thank you. I hope you enjoy them when you read them! 
                              Personally, I recommend you take a look at the Coward King first of all, as that's the one I'm most like to update in the near future.
paramorerocs16 paramorerocs16 Sep 23, 2011
You sound like a really cool person strictly speaking from your about me. I'll check out all your stories tomorrow I'm too drained right now but it's on my to do list.