Oak Orks of the Antilles: Into The Night

"Hark, younglings! Attend me now, and I shall tell you the tale of the time the
mighty Gormegast Horde Eternal finally encountered adversaries worthy of
her mightiest warships!
A tale of a young Shaman, a Second Leftenant aboard the indominable Oak Clan
Star Ship, Skull Crusher, named Trig Bioblast, and of the fierce and valiant crew
who would risk all to defeat an unknown enemy that could not be killed!
It is a tale that spans not only this Cluster, but to the very edge of the
Universe and far, far beyond! Of beings Immortal, and implacable enemies
fueled by the darkest malevolence. A story that began long ago, before
the Redintegration and of the epic wars yet to come that will decide the
Horde’s destiny."

The current tour of duty for Leftenant Trig Bioblast, Second Shaman of the OCSS Skull Crusher, had been completely routine, and, disappointingly, uneventful. However, this was to be expected for the job of second shaman on one of the mightiest cruiser class vessels to ever patrol the Antilles Cluster keeping the Peace of the Gormegast Horde Eternal. The days of revolution, when the horde had thrown off the tyrannical oppression of the human and elven corporations were a distant five hundred galactic years in the past.

Today, there was very little in the cluster that could significantly challenge an Oak Clan Star Ship, nor, admittedly any other clan cruiser in the horde. Sure, there were minor skirmishes with pirates, brigands and spy vessels that had to be vaporized. There were also the odd planetary disputes to be settled, generally with local in-fighting on those worlds; but never anything that a few dropships with squads of heavily armored Oak Marines couldn’t “resolve.” The last battle that had actually required the Skull Crusher to marshal her full might had been with a squid ship, nearly four GY ago, well before Trig had joined the ship.

All of which made today, much more interesting. While on duty, Trig had received an Automated Ӕthereal Message from the OCSS Bone Wracker; and while there was nothing unusual in getting a message from another clan cruiser, this one was a Call-To-Arms. An extremely rare type of message that was only issued when a ship encountered a situation that was beyond the capabilities of a single OCSS. Further, and more troubling, he had tried repeatedly to hail the other shaman, and gotten no response. That was completely out of protocol and could only mean something had happened to the shamans aboard the ship.

Of course, the truly exciting news was that his superior, Thargus, was temporarily incapacitated, making Trig the acting First Shaman, giving him a front row seat to the investigation as part of the First Away Team. It appeared that, at long last, his on-duty life would get exciting enough to distract him from his off-duty life.

His off-duty time had been a bit more than interesting. It had, in all honesty, been completely bizarre. About two Galactic Weeks ago, a long dormant shaman stone passed down his family tree for thousands of years had suddenly become active much to Trig’s surprise. Upon examining the stone, he’d discovered that it was linked to another stone—in a different universe, beyond the Astral Plane. And the people who had activated the stone? Well, they were an ancient army of mythological immortal warriors that his grandfather claimed had once ruled a vast Multiversal Empire, but then vanished for no known reason.

It seemed that these, no longer quite so mythological beings wanted Trig, by heredity and as the owner of the stone, to join them and assist in their ‘Restoration of Glory.’ He wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, but he was more than a little concerned that doing so might be a conflict of interest with his allegiance to the horde.

A worthy adversary for their ship and a heated battle or two should serve to keep his mind off his mythological being problem.

Series and Book Relationships and Sequence

Demons of Astlan

Demons of Astlan is a single book spread out across multiple volumes (probably 7).  Volumes 1. 2 and 3 are currently available on Amazon in Trade Paperback and Kindle Edition as well as Kindle Unlimited. Purchasing the TPB gets you the Kindle Edition for free. Book IV is in progress as are two spin off series: Oak Orks of the Antilles Vol 1: Into The Night and Chronicles of Astlan Vol 1: Into The Wilds. OOA should be out next (2020), then Book IV (2021) and then COA Book 1.

Turns Out: The "Demon Weed" actually IS a gateway!

A gateway to hell! Literally. Not a metaphor. Now, technically, the place was called "The Abyss" but it was, unequivocally, a street preacher's vision of hell.

And Tom Perkinje, transfer student to Harding High was now trapped in the Abyss after inhaling a grand total of two times. Oh, yeah, he was also a twelve-foot tall demon with hooves, bat-wings, horns, tail, full deal! 

Now, as if that wasn't bad enough, he was also enslaved, against his will, to a group of myopic wizards that had not only mistaken him for a demon on the Astral Plane; but who had bound him to his current demonic form and left him stranded in the Abyss to await their bidding.

He really wished he had not let his new friend Reggie talk him into trying the stupid drug. 

Jenn was a journeyman Thaumaturge at Lenamare's Academy of Wizardry. School was a living hell. Oh, she was learning a lot, thanks to Master Trisfelt, but the Head Master and Head Mistress were insufferable egomaniacs. Head Mistress Jehenna seemed bent on making Jenn miserable with her unrealistic demands and eviscerating criticism.

If this was not bad enough, the Head Master, Lenamare, had gone and gotten in a squabble with another wizard, Exador, and now Exador was marching his army on the school. 

And to top it off, during what was supposed to be a routine classroom demonstration on demon summoning, Lenamare and the class had stumbled upon what they had thought was a minor demon and tried to bind it. 

Unfortunately, it was definitely NOT a minor demon. It was a Greater Demon, something so powerful and Evil that they were almost never conjured onto the Planes of Man. Naturally being Lenamare, The Head Master had insisted on trying to bind it to his will so he could use it to destroy Exador and his army.

So the question was: Would Exador's army ravage and kill her, or would the school's newest defense consume her immortal soul? 
The dishonorable, cheating Forces of Good have been defeated!

Tom Perkinje, the reluctant Greater Demon and recent transplant from Harding NJ to the Abyss has defeated and captured the not-so-valiant Sir Talarius, Knight Rampant of Tiernon and has humiliated and demoralized the army known as the Rod of Tiernon, that helped Talarius cheat in battle with Tom. Unfortunately, to do so, he had had to hack the mana streams between the god Tiernon and his High Priests, and now his buddies are telling him that Tiernon is going to send a Host to investigate this unprecedented event. 

Oh, and the fact that he reversed a Holy Artifact of Tiernon has not gone unnoticed either. The folks upstairs are not pleased. His actions have completely disrupted the plans of not only the Rod of Tiernon, but also the Sky Fleet of Oorstemoth who had thought to bring Tom to justice for illegally destroying the ship trying to obliterate Tom and his friends. The two armies are now looking to unite and rescue Talarius and arrest (permanently) Tom. 

Of course, there are also the three Arch Demons trying to steal a book that Lenamare, Tom’s Accursed Master, stole from Oorstemoth; and whose demon horde had been infesting the wizard city of Freehold.

So Tom has managed to anger both the Forces of Good and the Forces of Evil. However, that pales before his current problem, what exactly does one do with a hostage? 
The Restoration of Glory

After 4,000 years of waiting, Prophecy has been fulfilled!

The Dark Lord Tommus, heir to the Throne of Orcus, has relit Mount Doom in the Abyss! It is time for the Orcs to reclaim their rightful place in the multiverse!

As the orcs rejoice and race to rebuild the connections between their worlds and the Abyss and the alvar gird for war, Tom discovers his new home comes with some unexpected guests--guests who may provide him with leverage in his conflict with the god Tiernon.

Hilda and the avatars of Tiernon work to establish a new base of operations upon the plains of Murgatroy to launch a rescue mission for Talarius.

Meanwhile, aboard Dante's Inferno, Oorstemoth and the Rod invade the Abyss on their joint mission to rescue Talarius and arrest Lord Edwyrd.

Exador needs the assistance of the Storm Lords to destroy Lenamare and the Council of Wizardry and seize The Book once and for all. In return he must first recreate the lost works of the Dark Apostle.

In the Courts, Lilith is preoccupied by a Baron of Chaos who wants to know where hir Maelstrom went.

New in the Library

Earth Date What's New 
 21-Nov-2021   Add the cast of OOA:ITN to Who's Who Who's Who in The Cluster
 30-Oct-2017   Belatedly added The Undead and the Unlife (V.III Appendix V)
 02-Jan-2017   Added Library of Doom (V.III Appendices)
 22-Sep-2016 Updated Astlan Timeline (including events in The Abyss)
 10-May-2016  Updated the Localverse page with information from Book 3
 10-May-2016 Added orc social structure to the Orcs page.
 9-Dec-2015 Updated the main map in Cartography to add city names to cities in the Wilds of Etonia.  Added the Wilds of Etonia and The House of Narthan family tree.
 7-Dec-2015 Added The Imperial House of Torson to the Cartography section on New Etonia.
 20-Sep-2015  Added The Orcs under the  Jötnar
 15-Sep-2015 Updated Who's Who to include many new people from The Heavenly Host. 
 2-Sep-2015 Added page on the Localverse.
 10-April-2015 Added Antefalken's Unofficial Guide to the Court of Princes 
 31-March-2015  First update of several to the Jötnar
23-March-2015 Replaced example daily calendar with full year calendar and add specific begin/end dates for Volume I of DoA. 
10-Mar-2015  Selection of Book II Cast added to Who's Who
30-Oct-2014 Clerics Church of Tiernon
12-Oct-2014   Pantheons and Gods


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