Welcome to the Ninth Word
Iadace, explorers! Join us as we gather around a glowglobe or two and share tales of our adventures around the Ninth World. This is the place for you to share your Numenera stories, art, poems, ideas, and inspirations, and to read those of your fellow travelers.
Have I ever been colder than I am right now? I doubt it. So far from home. It feels like a million miles. It feels like an eternity. The snow and ice stings my face and eyes, thanks to a wind like the breath of an angry god. “How much farther?” Talrung asks, shouting over […]
The universe collapsed. Or perhaps it was destroyed. Reality faded into nothingness and the nothingness boiled away. What was, ceased to be, as time unravelled itself like a threadbare coat, caught on a nail. Darkness swallowed light, as illumination grew ever brighter, blinding the gods and ripping through the outer planes, until the ultimate end […]
(Author’s note: I was bored and just watched some seven deadly sins and though I would make a foci based on Escanor.) Is Empowered by the Sun Whether you were born with this strange connection, or were the result of some sort of strange experiment, you have a connection to the […]
Face in the Glass – Part One Now “I guarantee it will scare you out of your…” “Shoes.” The new waitress interrupted in her lilting, Shalamasi accent. “I presume you were going to say shoes. Recall that I have a knife.” Briolden, the tavern-keep, grunted and lifted his lantern a little higher. The new […]
Part 1: A Schoolyard Chase through the City of Ellomyr Clak-clak, clak-clak, clak-clak. Apluma’s sandals beat a steady rhythm against the cobbled streets as he ran. Takkata-takkata-takkata-takkata. He heard the staccato footsteps of his pursuers behind him. It was a perfect musical juxtaposition, a melody to the beat. “Get back here shard-brain!” “Quit running […]