International Haiku Poetry Day

April 17 is International Haiku Day. Haiku are Japanese poems with 17 syllables:  three lines of five syllables, then seven syllables, then five syllables again. In honor of my favorite form of poetry to write, I give you this: A to Zed Blogging. April has flown so quickly. I shall persevere. Since my clan motto … Continue reading International Haiku Poetry Day

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D is for Dalibor Ziggurat (A to Zed Blog Challenge – The A to Zed of Jhrin)

Lord Reginald Dalibor worked his way up through the ranks of the Five Rings syndicate through business acumen and tactical brilliance rather than brute strength. Unlike other member families of the syndicate, who amassed their power over five or six generations, Dalibor built his empire in as many years. Many favored Dalibor to take his … Continue reading D is for Dalibor Ziggurat (A to Zed Blog Challenge – The A to Zed of Jhrin)

C is for Crysglas (A to Zed Blog Challenge, the A to Zed of Jhrin)

Crysglas is akin to titanium in strength, but transparent. It gathers light during the day and glows at night. Depending on the cut or shaping during the creation process, the glow can be one or two sided, and, if worked by a master craftsman, can even appear as stars or fairy lights instead of a … Continue reading C is for Crysglas (A to Zed Blog Challenge, the A to Zed of Jhrin)

B is for Black Heart Pin (A to Zed Blog Challenge – The A to Zed of Jhrin)

Though his real name is a mystery, he is the man behind Cor Kuro Industries (Bringing you the heart of the future today). Rarely seen and deviously brilliant, Mr. Black Heart Pin provides cutting-edge cybersteam technology to selected parties for the right price. After losing her eye in the Solstice Games, Kenna Wolfesdaughter found herself … Continue reading B is for Black Heart Pin (A to Zed Blog Challenge – The A to Zed of Jhrin)

A is for Angora (A to Zed Blog Challenge – the A to Zed of Jhrin)

Angoras are large mammals bred for the soft, water-repellent fur used to make warm winter outer garments. They are omnivores, grazing on grasses, digging for mountain tubers, and occasionally killing and eating smaller mammals. They thrive in the high valleys of the Fishhook Mountains on the Southern Island of Istavara. Adult females grow to approximately … Continue reading A is for Angora (A to Zed Blog Challenge – the A to Zed of Jhrin)