Hello there, my wicked wanderers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means – trash day! Yep, make sure your cans are on the street so that the Netherdragons can come by and burn them to a crisp. Oh, and it’s another installment of Into the Black Tides Tuesdays. But who said you can’t be given a little friendly reminder while reading up on your favorite Otherworlds content?!
This week, we’re going to be delving into the world of humans and their role on the planet of Transel! Having little more to their names than faith, fear, and a false sense of security, you might say that these humans live rather troubled lives – and you’d be right! Everything on Transel aims to maim at any moment, so being born as a human is a bit like being dealt two Jokers in a game of Texas Hold ‘em.
Little House on the Prey-rie
Now, humans aren't merely midnight snacks for the inhabitants of Transel. They have a way of surviving the fiendish frights of the world's unending nights: by living their lives within the varothan kingdom as indentured servants. A notch above slaves, yes, but still not full-fledged members of society.
With no knowledge of how they wound up on Transel, or why their ancestors chose to leave them on such a godforsaken planet, the humans have relinquished calling it “home.”
In Blackest Day, In Brightest Night…
Though fearful of what lies out of sight on their new, dimly lit home world, the humans have adapted and turned to faith to overcome that lingering terror in the backs of their little noggins. These anointed humans live a life of prayer and purging, though not necessarily in that order. They believe that it is their sole purpose to bring light to the sun once more and lift the dark veil that binds it. Sheesh, talk about a burden.
Fun fact: Anointed humans also enjoy a nice, twin-moonlit sail through the Black Waters in between vanquishing monstrosities. It’s the little things in life, y'know?
Despite the clear disadvantage anointed humans have when compared to their multi-limbed, razor-fanged foes, their sheer willpower has pushed them to victory many times. As they say, it isn’t about how hard you hit, but how many razor-like appendages you can take to the face and still be able to see well enough through the blood to fight back… or something like that. With their faith guiding them, it’s almost guaranteed they’ll find a way to bring light back to the abysmal sun that hangs in Transel’s void of a sky.
Goodnight, Readers, Goodnight
That’s all the time we have for this week’s Into the Black Tides Tuesdays. I know, saying goodbye is such a hard thing to do – especially when you know that it’s an ENTIRE week before you’re graced with more Into the Black Tides news!
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Edited by Abby Edwards