Reverie's End: Blades of Malice

Ethos is on the brink of entering an age of anarchy. Nine individuals stand between total destruction of the land and the safety of countless innocent lives. Each of the nine has their own motives. Each will be tested beyond measure. Their journeys will expose their vulnerabilities. Their choices and circumstances may shape history and the future of the world. Follow their stories as they face grave dangers, discover shocking truths, battle those whom seek to attain full control of the land, and make life-altering decisions that will have long-lasting implications for all.

Main Characters:
Amalia: A priestess.
Miri: An adventurer/mercenary.
Dart: An anarchist from the Blades of Malice.
Will: A runaway noble that chose to live life as a bard.
Gin: A quiet man of mysterious origins.
Lita: A vengeful assassin.
Ordalia: A noblewoman.
Beowulf: A wandering swordsman.
???: An evil man from another world.

My main inspirations for "Reverie's End" are fantasy anime, Japanese rpgs, and Game of Thrones. This story is my attempt at a "shounen anime" without the usual predictable cliches associated with the genre. Characters will grow in strength through training and hard work that usually takes months or years. Random power ups will rarely occur. Characters will die if necessary for the story. Few (if any) characters have "plot armor". Ethos is a fantasy world, but one that tries to be realistic when possible. The characters are not gods with unlimited powers.

Important themes: Chaos, Order, Time, and the 6 Seasons.

Chapters will usually be told from the perspective of one of the nine main characters. All of them are important to the plot and I will try to not neglect any of them.

My main inspirations for "Reverie's End" are fantasy anime, Japanese rpgs, and Game of Thrones. This story is my attempt at a "shounen anime" without the usual predictable cliches associated with the genre. Characters will grow in strength through training and hard w...

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Chapter 0: Premonition
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Chapter 1: The Capricious Princess
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Chapter 2: The Wandering Paladin
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Chapter 3: The Lord of the Isles
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Chapter 4: Dual Amnesia
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Chapter 5: Descendant of Darkness
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Chapter 6: Blessed by the Rain
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Chapter 7: The Runaway Bard
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Chapter 8: Ordalia's Scar
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Chapter 9: Interlude: Dwellers of Darkness
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Chapter 10: The Emerald
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Chapter 11: Interlude: Conflict
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Chapter 12: Relics of the Past
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Chapter 13: The Cynic and the Youth
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Chapter 14: The Nihil Alliance
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Chapter 15: Interlude: Frozen Wasteland
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Chapter 16: The Loyal Blade
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Chapter 17: The Value of a Life
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Chapter 18: The Assassin
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Chapter 19: Blue Vegeance
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Chapter 20: Epilogue: The Season of Earth
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Chapter 21: Appendix: The Basics of Ethos
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Chapter 22: Conquest of Balassar (Start of Volume 2)
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Chapter 23: The Art of the Assassin
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Chapter 24: The Tides of War
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Chapter 25: The Great Kingdom of Charon
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Chapter 26: The Three Houses
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Chapter 27: Interlude: Lightning Aria
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Chapter 28: The Battle at Isles
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Chapter 29: Jill's Wrath
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Chapter 30: Interlude: Battle Preparations
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Chapter 31: Conquest of the Golden City
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Chapter 32: Interlude: The Grudge
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Chapter 33: Training Arc
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Chapter 34: Interlude: Eris' Plans
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Chapter 35: Nostalgia
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Chapter 36: Thunder Hawk
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Chapter 37: A New Journey
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Chapter 38: Interlude: Naki
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Chapter 39: The Iron King
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Chapter 40: Epilogue: Nia's Resolve
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Chapter 41: Appendix: Kingdoms of Ethos
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Chapter 42: The Exodus (Start of Volume 3)
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Chapter 43: Prelude to Anarchy
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Chapter 44: Sins of the Past
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Chapter 45: Fire Keep
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Chapter 46: Interlude: Naki's Pursuit
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Chapter 47: Interlude: Winds of Malice
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Chapter 48: Attack on Gamma
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Chapter 49: Dios of the Dark
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Chapter 50: Forgiveness and Hatred
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Chapter 51: Interlude: King Janus
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Chapter 52: Shattered Mind
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Chapter 53: Interlude: A New Destiny
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Chapter 54: Interlude: Powerful Allies
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Chapter 55: Returning Home
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Chapter 56: Reunion
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Chapter 57: Awakening
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Chapter 58: Appendix: Lore of Ethos
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Chapter 59: An Unlikely Alliance (Start of Volume 4)
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Chapter 60: The Fortress
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Chapter 61: Eris Falls
UpdatedSep 21, 2021
Writing StatusOngoing
Word Count132,731
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