For more years than history could account, the Twelve have stood between mankind and a terrible, ancient menace. Time and again, the Guardians have thwarted the vile and wicked minions of Storm, and have cast them from the World of Man and back into the tormented plane from whence they came.... read more
For more years than history can account the Twelve, a group of normal children ages 17 or less, have always stood between mankind and the terrible, age-old menace that is the Snowman, the Great Maelstrom. Time and time again, the Twelve have thwarted the plans of the Lord of the Storm and his... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
For more years than history can account the Twelve, a group of normal children ages 17 or less, have always stood between mankind and the terrible, age-old menace that is the Snowman, the Great Maelstrom. Time and time again, the Twelve have thwarted the plans of the Lord of the Storm and his countless minions until now.
Since the "rules" that have kept the three universes apart for millennia cannot be changed or ignored by any means possible, the Snowman has devised a way to circumvent them. He and his many followers have constructed a fourth universe - the Melded World, which is an amalgam of our universe, the World of Man and his, the World of Storm. With the casting of the final spell of completion, the Twelve are suddenly torn from thier homes, their families, their freinds - everything they hold dear, and are thrust into the Melded World, where Logic, Science and Technology do not hold sway over Sorcery and Gifts of the Mind. They must find a way to survive. They must face horrific enemies. They must forge lifelong bonds of friendship or they will all surely perish.
If that were to happen, then the World of Man would be laid wide open for the taking. The Snowman would come to earth and destroy our civilization, and place it under his iron shod boot.
“Elena’s eyes flew open as wide as saucers, her breath caught in her throat, hands reaching up to her chest as she sat up in bed, knowing in that instant that something was wrong, that something was not the same, different than it had been when she had gone back to bed after Anthony’s nightmare. Slowly, she kicked the blankets off her legs and slid her bare feet toward the edge of the bed; despite the central heating, the morning air was colder than usual against her cheeks. This typically meant that the weather was chill outside, but that changed nothing, something was not right. It was not just the temperature about her that did not fit, that did not seem right, but it eluded her. What had changed? What made everything look the same, but feel so horribly wrong, unclean?”Elena Herrera's thoughts
“She huffed, the last vestiges of mirth evaporating from her. “When you grow up enough to emerge from your childhood fantasies, you will realize that twenty thousand dollars isn’t shit, just like your notion that you and I were ever together isn’t shit. I was never with you, James. We shared an art class together last year. I asked you nicely, one day, to pass over some of the materials that Mrs. Reynolds was giving out, because you had zoned out again and weren’t paying attention. Then, we did not talk for almost a month, until you finally got the courage to small talk with me in front of the sink where I was washing out the paint brushes I had used that day. Politely, mind you, I carried a conversation with you for no more than a few minutes and that was it. Does any of this ring a bell with you, James? She was glaring at him.”Sophie Reed
““…ONE MORE THING, LORD OF THE LORE… THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN BALANCE WITHIN THE UNIVERSES…ALWAYS! WHENEVER THIS BALANCE TIPPED OR SLANTED THINGS TO FAVOR A GIVEN SIDE, WHETHER GOOD OR EVIL…, RIGHT OR LEFT…, POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE…, LIGHT OR DARK… THE WAY OF THINGS HAS ALWAYS MOVED TO RIGHT THE IMPERFECTION…! “THE MELDED WORLD IS AN ABOMINATION TO THIS BALANCE, BUT ABOMINATION OR NO, THE UNIVERSES WILL REACT… LOOK FOR THE PROTECTOR… ONE EXISTS FOR EVERY PLANE, IT HAS BEEN THE WAY OF THINGS SINCE TIME BEFORE TIME BEFORE TIME… SOMETHING IS OCCURRING THAT HAS NEVER OCCURRED BEFORE, AND WE BELIEVE IT IS A THING OF ‘BALANCE’”. “DO… “NOT…“ FORGET…””Slind Selbu
““Even though, we’ve had a tough day,” she began her voice nearly cracking, “and lost many of the things we hold dear, we still have a lot to be thankful for,” she raised a hand indicating the cavern that surrounded them and the food in her lap. “Even on a day like this, which is probably the worst Thanksgiving Day I have ever had.””Elena Herrera
“The large boy turned to look at the Rabbit-man, his eyes wild with fright. “A Crawling Creep has got Sophie! It is going to eat her!” His shriek was frantic as tears streamed from his eyes, his jaw clenched with anguish.”Joaquin Barrientos
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