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For [ profile] ankewehner: “Mist rising from the valleys”

* * *

“Is it not beautiful, Lord Tez?” his concubine whispered, as they watched the fog rise up from the slopes of the valleys.

“Quite beautiful,” he agreed, leaning back on their couch, sipping a cup of wine. “Thank you for arranging it for me.”

She lay beside him, nibbling the tip of his ear in a most delightful way. “I knew it would please you. It was a troublesome place.”

“Yes, indeed. Far too many discontented villagers.” He leaned forward. From the valley below he could hear the last of the screams as the poisoned mist reached for the rising sun.

* * *

Tez being a bastard never gets old.
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Maria leaned over Tez's shoulder, watching as he sat at her office desk, working out a collumn of words in a language she didn't know. Beside each word a column of numbers, or at least what she assumed was numbers. It was hard to tell.

"What's this?" she asked him. He glanced up, lip quirking up in what he probably meant as a smile.

"I got to wondering, just how many people I'm directly responsible for killing," he said, resting his chin on his palm as he considered his list. "I don't mean arranged for die, or caused by accident. I'm speaking of those I killed myself, by my own hand, or at sword's point, or by pushing the right button."

"Well that's certainly morbid," Maria said. She pointed to the numbers column. "I don't understand this part though. What sort of maths is this?" While she knew enough to keep household accounts, even for a household as large as hers had grown, she didn't recognize the symbols he was using.

"Ah, that's called 'scientific notation'. I should explain it to you some time...'
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Made my word count today by just four words. Which wouldn't be too bad, except I'm getting the horrid feeling my story is going to fall well short of the 50k word mark. May have to make up for it with something Tez & Maria or perhaps [ profile] chaypeta's annual Christmas fanfic.

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Catching up here.

For [ profile] ankewehner ’s prompt of “…I’d be interested in seeing something about the Dragon States…”

Ostentation, thy name is Dragon )
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Another bit of gift art from the fabulous Wazaga

I'd explain the context, but that would actually make thing worse.

bopndage,bdsm,female domination,fem domme,elf elves,android
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The complete ebook edition of the original print copy of Unexpected Diversions is now available for purchse. This newly re-edited edition also includes three brand new tales, "The Power of Suggestion", "Hell Hath No Fury...", and "Of Bards, Beast-Kin and Dragons" which crosses over with the previously published The Dragon's Companion

Word Count: 78k
Price: $4.99
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I'll get back to The Summer Intern shortly. This just came up in my head and I had to get it out.

Have I ever mentioned what an asshole Tez is? )
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Nano Word Count = 29,687

A little bit of Tez fan art courtesy of [ profile] ankewehner. Now if I could just decide whether he's smiling because he's happy or because he's feeling homicidal.

Link to original

Scary Tez
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Another quick five dollar commission from Wazaga. Link to the original

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Georgia spots my copy of Unexpected Diversions

Georgia (points to Tez): What's he?

Royce: He's an elf.

Georgia: Who's she?

Royce: She's a girl. Her name is Maria.

Georgia: What's that she's wearing?

Royce: That's a dress.

Georgia (points to Maria's sash): What's that?

Royce: That's a sash. It makes her dress look prettier.

Georgia: What are they doing?

Royce: They're kissing.

Georgia: Why?

Royce: Because they love each other.

Georgia (points to Tez's open fly): Why are his pants broken?

Daddy picks up the book and puts it away.
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...and the scene I posted with them (note: this version is slightly longer that what's posted in my LJ, with some setup as to where they're talking).

I think I've finally figured out what Swan did to deserve Tez's fury. Not, as I'd first feared, something involving sexual violation. I couldn't write that, especially not with Maria as the victim. No, I think Swan for some reason wanted to get rid of her parents and wasn't quite ready to murder them. So instead she seperated and had them enslaved somewhere (likely the Dragon States). Even with Tez's resourcefulness it might have taken three or four years to find and free Maria. And given her (as far as they knew at the time) foreshortened lifespan, he wouldn't exactly be happy about those years being under the thumb of an egotistical lizard.

So yeah, he's a bit irritated with is daughter.

[Poll #1567370]
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I've got a conversation between Tez and his daughter Swan swirling in my head that needs to be written down properly. For now here's a taste.

Hell hath no fury like Tez. Period. )
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So anyway, the talented Enerjak at DeviantArt did a "Comment on this journal entry and you get a free sketch" giveaway, so I did and she did. Just a quickie but it gets Tez's attitude

Cut for Elfboi shirtlessness )
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1: Events of Shopping Expedition and Dungeon Crawl occur.

2. Maria's first child Meribeth is born.

2 to 10: Maria's other children are born.

100 (approx): Andrea passes away. Maria and Tez are given many embarrassing toys courtesy of her will.

100 to 200: Maria and Tez visit the Dragon States, prevent a new Racial War between Men and Elves, and are betrayed by Swan. The Old Man of the Mountain is awakened. Events of Old Tools occur.

255: Maria passes away. Tez finally sees Death and is promised eventual release from this world.

500 (approx): Alisa, Tez and Maria's last child, passes away (The Last Story) Tez leaves the family he created and searches for new adventures. Magic begins to fade once again in favor of technology.

1000?? BD/2050 anno domine: An unfortunate accident with a Plane Shift spell lands Tez on the Earth of the Terinu universe, a few days prior to the Varn Dominion's use of the Mantle Cracker cannon.

2050-2150??: The Human Subjugation/The Twenty Years War. Tez sits out events by remaining in hiding in the Canadian and Alaskan wilderness (hey, it's not like it's his war!)

2150?: Tez runs into an aged Marty Greycoat.

2300 (approx): Tez grows disgusted with Earth politics and decamps to Vulpine Prime, setting himself up as an import/export entrepreneur.

2600??: Events of main Terinu storyline begin to occur. Tez meets and briefly seduces Leeza.

2601: Events of Returned to Life occur. Rachael Namatijira escapes the attention of the Terran Federation and moves in for a time at Brushtail Manor as she settles down on Vulpine Prime. Tez and Rachael meet during a party at the manor.
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Maria looked cautiously into the crate, pulling out a sheaf of papers. "It's from Andrea."

Tez, a not wholly unwarranted feeling of dread creeping up his spine, asked, "What's the letter say?"

"'Congratulations on the new baby. Here's a little something I put together for you to remind Tez to carry his share of the load. All my love, Andrea'"

"That seems a bit short. What's the rest of those papers."

Maria raised an eyebrow as she shuffled through them. Then she smiled. "The instruction manual."
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Woke up this morning to check my e-mail and found that [ profile] chaypeta had sent me the pdf for the wraparound cover. After some minor corrections (a couple of goofs on the back cover copy on my part and some argument with Lulu's automated system about the size) I successfully uploaded and completed the publishing process.

Now Unexpected Diversions is now available for purchase! Just $15.15 for the trade paperback, or a cheap $6.25 for a PDF download!

The Elf and the Beast

Betrayed, enslaved, and stripped of everything he owned, including the
shirt on his back, the ancient elf called Tez finds himself bought by
Maria the Beast-Kin, a woman who looks mostly human, but is really the
product of a wizard's alchemy. While trying to discover what his
eventual fate is to be, Tez finds himself drawn to the mystery of this
wizard's familiar turned landed lady. What does she want with him, and
why does she act far younger than she appears?

Together these two outcasts form a tentative alliance, and then a deep
partnership. By turns erotic, adventurous, and philosophical,
Unexpected Diversions explores Tez and Maria's deepening relationship,
as one of them tries to atone for the evils he has done, and the other
pays a steep price to obtain the only true form of immortality
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[ profile] chaypeta got back to me and agreed to put the cover for Unexpected Diversions together! W00t!

This is made somewhat easier by my decision to not bother worrying about an ISBN number right now. If I can actually get forty sales of the book off of Lulu, then I'll definitely do what's needed to promote it on Amazon. Otherwise it's not worth the trouble.
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Need to move the Dragon States universe to Tez & Maria's world (now you know why the Southern Continent is so mysteeeeeerious). Because Maria finding out that Teal is one of Tez's exes = Komedy Gold. Especially after Teal punches him in the snoot when they meet again.

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