A tale where YOU choose what happens next! Or at least vote for it.
First Entry: Who are you and what the hell are you doing here?
You wake up. You’ve done it thousands of times before, so this fact by itself is not all that surprising. At least you think you’ve done it thousands of times before. You can’t remember any of them, which is slightly odd. And this room. You’ve never seen it before in your life. Or maybe you just can’t remember that either. You hope it’s not amnesia. If popular stories are to be believed, you’d have to go on a journey of self-discovery and find out all sorts of disturbing secrets about yourself, culminating in the revelation that you’re the very murderer you were hunting down all along. And who wants to go through that?
You’re relieved to note that your tongue tastes like a hobbe’s behind and you have a pummelling headache, so this is most likely a hangover. You have no idea how you ended up here, but the pouch of coins on the bedside table means you probably weren’t robbed or kidnapped. You also have a shiny sword, two six-sided dice and a book of alliterations called Foisting Fancy Seas. Beneath it you find a note that reads: “Beware the man with the green moustache.” You make a mental note to do so.
The sparseness of the room suggests you’ve spent the night at an inn. The stains on the walls and sheets suggest it’s not a very nice one. You pull back the curtains and open the window, hoping the fresh air will clear your head. Sunlight streams in and you see Bowerstone Old Quarter below you, its streets buzzing with people shopping, begging and mugging each other. Out to sea, off in the hazy distance, you can just make out a tall structure. The Spire! There was something last night about the Spire… or was it a dream?
The smog isn’t helping your memory. You turn back and spot a washbasin in the corner where you plunge your face in cold water. As you lift your head, you catch your reflection in the dirty mirror. Eyes still blurry from the water, you can just make out your features. Of course! You’re…
• Ben Finn, ex-soldier, dashing adventurer and failed womaniser.
• Page, leader of the Bowerstone Resistance and protector of the people.
• Sabine, king of the Dwellers, mountain warrior and inveterate pipe smoker.