Summoner of Darkness:
A Tavern Scene -
Quaraun, Unicorn, GhoulSpawn, Chastity Cages, and Whores
Quaraun slid the mug across the table to GhoulSpawn.
"I don't drink," the half-Elf said, sliding it back.
Quaraun shrugged, took the mug and drank it himself.
"Elves don't usually drink," GhoulSpawn said.
"I'm not your usual Elf."
"You still fucking every whore you see," Quaraun asked.
"As I recall, last time we saw you, you liked fucking Humans. Lots of them. You were hiding from multiple angry husbands, because you were having yourself too many wives. None of them yours."
"Yeah. I don't like talking about that."
"There's no angry husbands in this town yet."
"Ah! Then there are whores in this town, yes?"
"You shouldn't use that word."
"Whores? Why not?"
"It's not nice."
"I'm the world's most feared Necromancer. Who ever said I was nice?"
"You're dressed Barbara Cartland!"
"She's an author. You wouldn't know her. From the future. In the 1960s. She wore pink dresses all the time just like you do. Except she was a women."
"Does my wearing dresses bother you, GhoulSpawn?"
"No... it's just... you... you look like a girl."
"You shouldn't say that word either."
"Horny? What's wrong with horny?"
"It's not polite."
Unicorn leaned closer to Quaraun.
"This one worse then de Gnome."
"BeLuna was na half so much a stuffy bitch."
"That's not a nice word either," GhoulSpawn said the the Phooka.
Unicorn glared at the Half-Elf.
"Did I says ya could speak to me?"
"Just because my Elf likes having ya ass around does no mean I has to be likesing ya."
"Unicorn," Quaraun placed his hand on the Phooka's shoulder. "He's not bothering anything. Leave him be."
"Him bothering ya cock."
"The chastity cage you put on me is what's bothering my cock."
"If would nay be bothering ya, iffy ya was no having erection over de Half-Elf."
"Your's is the only cock ever in me, so what difference does it make who makes me have an erection. You're the only one that's ever gonna fuck me."
"Ya keeps saysing ya wants him to fuck ya."
Unicorn shifted out of his Humanoid form back into his natural horned horse form, stamping his hooves as he did.
"You keep saying you want to fuck every one!"
Quaraun stood up and yelled at the little black pony. Every one in the tavern was now staring at the back table to find out what the Elf and the Unicorn were yelling at each other. GhoulSpawn was wishing he was any place else right now. Being the only three non-Humans in the building, didn't help matters any.
"I a horse. Fucking every one what we do."
"Have you ever even heard of a monogamous Elf. We live in large family units. Every one fucking every one else."
"Un dat makes ya want to fuck half-Elves now?"
"I can't fuck anyone and you know it. I had a damned sword stuffed up my dick, remember? I'm a eunuch now. All I can do now is be fucked by you and watch other people fuck each other!"
"Can you two stop using that word?" GhoulSpawn asked.
"What?" Quaraun asked. "Fuck?"
"Yis is damned fucking igit," Unicorn snarled at GhoulSpawn. "I can uses any fucking damn word I fucking damned well please. How dare ya tells me how to speak ya damned fucking half bred."
"You're a half breed yourself," Quaraun yelled at Unicorn.
"I is a Phooka."
"You're half Aswang and you know it."
"My fucking bitch of a whore mother abandoned me. I does nay acknowledge her kind."
"That doesn't change the fact that you are half Aswang and you have no right to be putting him down for being half blooded, when your half blooded yourself."
"Yis want ta be fucked by him."
"I like being fucked by you. You're a double dicked stallion. You think I'm gonna find another pair of barbed cocks like yours?"
"Than why ya getting horny over him?"
"Why the hell not?"
"I'm not cheating on you. I couldn't even if I wasn't mutilated. You put a damned chastity cage on me."
"I shoulds puts it on tighter next time."
"I'm sure you will next time."
"You two have strange dinner conversations," GhoulSpawn said, hoping the couple would stop talking about their penises.
A waitress with a new bottle of Fairy Wine was standing beside the table, not daring to speak to the 3 non-Humans.
"What?" Quaraun yelled at her.
"Your drink?" She held the bottle out, trying not to get close to the Elf. Elves were terrifying creatures after all.
Quaraun snatched the bottle from her hand.
"Get out of here," he snarled.
He watched the girl as she ran off, then he sat back down and poured himself yet another drink.
"You really shouldn't drink so much," GhoulSpawn said.
"I'm evil now. What does it matter any more."
"You're not evil, Quaraun. Though right now, I think you might be drunk."
"Drunk. Hhhmmmm. Probably. High Elf. I tend to not notice it."
"You drink too much."
"You don't drink at all."
"I like to know what I'm doing."
"Hmmm. Certainly does help with life. Knowing what you are doing. Of course I rarely know what I'm doing these days."
"What happened to you?"
"Didn't you used to be a wizard for hire. Helping people."
"Yep." Quaraun started drinking from the bottle.
"Your life is a mess Quaraun."
"Get used to it. I did."
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"Last week I saw you ... you know ... high.... or low... or..."
"Vommiting my guts outs after a very bad trip?"
"And now your sitting here in a tavern, drinking like a drunk fish."
"That happens too."
"Explain what you mean."
"You used to be respectable."
"I used to be a lot of things."
"People used to look up to you."
"Did YOU used to look up to me? You know, before you met me and found out I was a drunk, drug addict?"
"Yeah. I did."
"Poor kid. You shouldn't meet your heroes. They never turn out to be what you thought they were."
"I'm not a kid."
"How old are you?"
"It's hard to say."
"I was born in a Hell Dimension, where time doesn't exist. Then I lived in 1974 for a while. Now I'm back here in 14 whatever the hell year this is."
"It takes 120 years for an Elf to reach adulthood. Are you 120 years old?"
"A lot younger?"
"You're still an Elfling."
"I'm a Half-Elf."
"Your race doesn't matter to me."
"It matters to other High Elves."
"Well I'm not other High Elves. And you know that or you wouldn't be sitting here at my table talking to me, now, would you?"
"It'd be nice to be young again."
"How old are you?"
"I don't know. 300? 400? 700? I'm old."
"Why don't you know?"
"You don't even know what year it is. Why should I know my age?"
"Do you know what year you were born?" GhoulSpawn asked the old wizard.
"I think I was once told, I was born in 983."
"Well it's around 1450ish now. So that makes you about 475 years old."
"If you say so."
"Can't you do math?"
Quaraun shook his head.
"Numbers is not something I ever learned."
"I could teach you."
"You think someone my age wants to learn anything new?"
"I think you've been hurt too much and gave up on the world."
"That'd be about right."
"You could do a lot of good you know?"
Quaraun poured himself another drink and quickly drank the whole thing.
"You don't like being famous do you?"
"Nope. I liked living a quiet life. In a house. With a roof over my head. And privacy. I used to have privacy. And a family. And not having to change towns every week. And not living on the road. Not living on the run."
"What are you running from?"
"Why they after you?"
"I'm a Necromancer. Remember?"
Quaraun drank another glass.
"Why do you drink?"
"Why don't you drink?"
Quaraun thought about it for a moment.
"What's a Mormon?"
"It's a religion."
"Like the Di'Jinn?"
"Nothing like the Di'Jinn, but yes."
"Are you a priest?"
"No. Just a member."
"I'm a priest."
"Of the Di'Jinn?"
"Yes. I am a Wizard of the Di'Jinn Order. I took vow of celibacy. Abstinence from beer..."
Quaraun held up his mug then stared down into it's empty pit.
"Guess I have trouble keeping my vows."
He set the mug back down.
"And the damned cage itches."
Quaraun threw his feet up on the table and scratched his balls.
"You have no manners at all, do you?" GhoulSpawn stated.
"I used to. I used to be an aristocrat. I used to have etiquette and manners. All prim and proper. Used to eat at tables with servants and silverware. Now look at me. I live on the road, eat over an open fire, sleep in taverns. Get my ass fucked by horny horses. I hate sleeping in taverns. I'm a king you know. Of course, I killed all my people, so..."
Quaraun shrugged again. Then yawned.
"I'm not sure what I'm a king of any more. Can one still be a king without people to rule?"
The Elf yawned again.
"I am so tired. Is there a whore house in this town?"
"Thought you didn't have sex with women?"
"I don't. But I do like a warm bed to sleep in. And a warm body cuddled beside me. And wouldn't mind watching you fuck a whore."
"Watching me...? You... Uhm... why?"
"I... uhm... I..."
"You're very beautiful, GhoulSpawn."
"And you're very drunk. And what about Unicorn?"
"What about Unicorn?"
"Don't you sleep with him?"
"Aye," Unicorn answered. "Him does. But for some reason him gets horny whenever ya be here."
"Should I leave?" GhoulSpawn asked.
"No," Quaraun answered. "I like having you around."
"You're beautiful. And you're an Elf. We are hard to come by these days."
"You're sexually attracted to me?"
"Yes. Very much. Would be why I am... hurting... right now. Seeing how I can't have an erection with this cage on."
"He really put a chastity cage on you?"
"Yes he did."
"Because of me?"
"He's that threatened by having me around?"
"I'm not sure how I feel about that."
"What's bothering you, GhoulSpawn? His jealousy of you or my sexual attraction to you?"
"Uhm... Both? I... I'm really not comfortable with any of this."
"I remember being a young innocent little Elf once, uncomforatable with sex. That was a long time ago. How did I get so old?"
"What changed you?"
"I meet him."
Quaraun pointed to Unicorn.
"He's perverted if you hadn't noticed."
"Oh, no. I... I noticed. Kind of hard not to. He's also kind of violent."
"He is also," Unicorn added. "Sitting right here, listening to hims slut of an Elf lusting after ya."
"I should go," GhoulSpawn said, trying to get up.
Quaraun quickly grabbed his arm and forced GhoulSpawn back into his seat.
"You don't have to leave," Quaraun said. "I'm a slut. He's jealouse, and it's not your fault."
"Everything's my fault."
"Don't say that."
"But it is. You don't know what I've done."
"We've all done things. He's a rapist. I'm a murderer. You're a home wrecker with sheep to fall back on..."
"I don't have sex with sheep..."
"Not denying you're a home wrecker though?"
"There isn't a town on the entire coast that doesn't have an angry husband wanting to kill me."
"ZooLock's a cultist..."
"Where'd ZooLock go?"
"I don't know. We lost him, back when we meet that river boat man woman."
"River boat man woman?"
"Yeah. They was riding on an otter. I think."
Quaraun turned to Unicorn.
"Did that really happen or am I remembering some trip I took?"
"It happened. Does nah nay know how. It could no be real, but I saws it wid ya. Un I was no high."
"Was I high?"
"Ya always high, Quaraun. It why ya a High Elf."
Quaraun shrugged and turned back to GhoulSpawn.
"I think someone has been casting spells to trip us up. So many weird things been happening."
"And you lost ZooLock?"
"Yes. I'm not sure how we found him to begin with."
"He didn't fall through a portal did he?"
"Portals are illegal."
"Yeah. I know."
"The Guild sealed them up."
"Same time they tossed The Ghoul into a Hell Dimension."
"There shouldn't be any portals."
"Why than, would you think ZooLock fell through a portal?"
"Strange. Those Hell Hounds..."
Quaraun pulled up his skirts to look at his wounded leg. The bite from the Hellhounds was now bandaged, but blood was seeping through the cloth.
"The ones that bit me. They just appeared out of nowhere. Like they fell out of a portal."
"I was there, remember?"
Quaraun pulled his feet off the table and sat up properly in his chair, folding his hands across his lap.
"I also recall, you weren't there. And then suddenly you were. Soon as I was bitten. You showed up and you knew exactly the spell to make them dogs disappear."
"You weren't supposed to get hurt."
"I hurt once before. An army of Humans ran out of hole in that appeared in mid air. I almost died. And my Unicorn did die. Many times."
"You killed my people. I'm the last Sun Elf."
"You practice portal magic don't you?"
"I'm looking for my father."
"The Ghoul? That's why they call you GhoulSpawn isn't it? Your the half Elf spawn of the Ghoul."
"I don't have a name. I wasn't deemed worthy enough to have one."
"Did you reopen the portals that the Guild sealed shut when they cast the Ghoul into Hell?"
"And so the Hellhounds that bit me? They were what?"
"It wasn't my idea."
"I should go."
GhoulSpawn tried to get up again, but Quaraun swiftly forced him back into his seat.
"You'll go when I say you can. Don't look so scared. I'm not gonna hurt you."
"I didn't mean for you to get hurt."
"But you did mean to send those HellHounds after me?"
"HellBorne? You mentioned him before. Who is he?"
"He's a... he thinks he's a Necromancer. He wants to hurt you."
"I.. I don't know. He's a member of some cult thing or something. I'm not sure. He's got this idea in his head that if he gets you to his house, he can kill you and drink your blood and become the most powerful wizard f all time. He thinks, drinking the blood of a wizard, gives him that wizard's power."
"And the Hellhounds? Where do they come in?"
"I was trying to get you to not come here. I.. I just wanted them to scare you away from the area. I didn't... I wasn't trying to hurt you. I didn't... I didn't think you'd get hurt."
"The river boat man woman?"
"I don't know what that was. I.. it... it wasn't me. It might of been HellBorne. I don;'t know."
"The highway men?"
"I didn't do that."
"So just regular highway men?"
"What about the field of poppies?"
"I had very strange trip. I'm still not fully over it."
"I don't know."
"Would you in the future, come back here to your past, our present, to drug me?"
"I don't know."
Quaraun reached into his bag of holding and laid a small box on the table.
"Do you know what that is?"
GhoulSpawn took the little box and looked inside, then gasped.
"You know what that is?"
"Oh yeah. Yeah."
GhoulSpawn quickly cosed the box and placed it back on the table.
"You want to tell me what it is?"
"Where'd you get it?"
"A future version of you. Much older, calling himself The Gremlin. Gave them to me. I ate some of these, just before I had my trip down the rabbit hole."
"As in more then one?"
"It's not candy is it?"
"No. Well it is. It's sugar cubes...but..."
GhoulSpawn reached into his pocket and pulled out some identical pink crystal squares.
"It's LSD. You're lucky you didn't kill yourself. You shouldn't take more then one."
"Well, I certainly know that now, don't I?"
"I'm sorry. You could have got hurt really bad."
"It seems like you of the future is back here going out of his way to try to hurt me, because you of the now failed at stopping me from getting to this town."
"Why would I do that?"
"You tell me."
"I don't know."
"This HellBorne. Do you live with him?"
"You of the future, said you shouldn't. Said I should get you to stay with us. Me and Unicorn. Said it was imperative to change history."
"Why would I tell you that?"
"So that's why I asked, if there was any whore houses around."
"You like whores. You have no money. I have more money then I need. I don't mind paying for them for you. There must be some in this town you like? And wouldn't mind watching you fuck them. Of course I wouldn't mind you in my bed either. You're very beautiful. And you've already slept in my bed with me before. I very much liked feeling the warmth of your body beside me. I'd like even more feeling you in me."
"I know. You like females."
"You're an Elf."
"I'm a Half Elf."
"Un I is not?" Unicorn did not try to hide his growing anger.
"You're dead, Unicorn. You are a Lich. There is no warmth in your touch."
"Yi wants to fuck with him."
"Yes, I do. That would be why you put this cage on me, remember?"
Quaraun pointed down to his crotch.
"But you don't have anything to worry about, because I'm a male and he's a male and he doesn't fuck other males, so you can stop getting yourself worked up over it, because nothing's gonna happen between us. Okay?"
"Except now ya wants ta watch him fuck women."
"So? You're obsessed with every on's sex life."
"Un I is na cheating ya."
"I'm not cheating on you, Unicorn. I'm a eunuch, I can't fuck him. He likes women, so he won't fuck me. I like be sounded by Unicorn horns, so you're certainly gonna continue doing that. And you know how much I lust after your thick, double dick, and how wonderful your barbs feel in me. You ain't got anything to worry about."
"You're used to bossing people around, aren't you?" GhoulSpawn asked Quaraun.
Quaraun looked at the half-Elf but said nothing.
"And buying people," GhoulSpawn continued. "You don't know what it's like to actually live with people do you?"
"I've avoided people my whole life."
"It's kind of obvious. You're very crude, you have no manners that I can see, you order every body around, you act like you think you can just pay for anything and make it happen..."
"I can pay for anything. I'm an aristocrat. I could buy this whole ingrate town if I wanted to."
"And do what with it?"
"Live in that tower."
Though he couldn't see it from inside the tavern, Quaraun pointed in the direction of the massive black lighthouse that was towering over the town.
GhoulSpawn suddenly looked terrified.
"Aye," Unicorn answered. "It all him been talking about."
"It why we is here."
"What do you mean?"
"Him does want de tower."
"Him been saysing it speaks to him. It called him here."
"Aye. Dat, un some black cat that I has no seen as of yet, been telling him to get ye away from HellBorne."
"You've seen the Eel Kat?"
"The Eel Kat?" Quaraun asked.
"She's not a cat. She's not from this planet. And that tower's not a tower. It's a space ship. And you need to stay away from it. We all do."
"What's a space ship?"
"A ship. Only instead of traveling across oceans country to country. It travels across the sky. From planet to planet."
"Ah!" Unicorn nodded. "Dair is reason they calls ya GhoulSpawn de Crazed, eh? Yis raving lunatic, yes?"
"The future you was talking about cats in space," Quaraun said. "And while you appear sane right now..." He took another drink from his mug. "The future you seems to have trouble holding a sentance together. And talks to things that isn't there. But you still have your sheep."
"Why would a future me visit you?"
"Why is the present you visiting me?"
GhoulSpawn didn't answer.
"You're a stranger. We don't know you. You don't know us. And yet, here you are, for the 3rd time in one week. Who are you and why are you here?"
"HellBorne wants to kill you."
"You said that. I'm the world's most powerful wizard and he wants to gain my powers by drinking my blood. What's it to you if he does or not?"
"I'm a half-Elf."
"You say that often. Clearly it bothers you. You have no pride in what you are. You wish to be something else."
"The only happiness in life is to love and be loved in return."
Quaraun raised a questioning eyebrow. He'd heard those words before. He looked to Unicorn.
"I know those words."
"Where did you get them from?"
"Me house was haunted."
"I know. The day Gibedon died. I meet the gingerbread house's ghost. I think it's why you died. Gibedon hadn't stabbed you yet. A shadow appears on the stairs, dragged me back to the basement, wouldn't let me help you. The only happiness in life is to love and be loved in return. That's what he said."
Quaraun turned back to Ghoulspawn.
"Was that you? You're a time traveller, you've said as much. How much of my life have you interrupted and changed?"
"As of yet, not much, perhaps I do in the future."
"I was born AFTER the portals were opened, because my father used the portals to hide me from the Guild. And yet, I'm the wizard who opened the portals. I discovered them. And now everything's mixed up. Life no longer flows in a smooth order of things and somehow... somehow... you.... you don't belong here. I can't explain it because I don't understand it yet. But near as I can tell... you died a long time ago, but some how you're still alive. And somehow that changed everything."
"I'm a Thullid."
"Yes, I know."
"Quaraun the Elf, died centuries ago. I just live in his body."
"Quaraun does things no other wizard can do. It's why HellBorne wants to drink your blood. But... it's because you're not really a wizard are you? You just pretend to be."
"I am a Wizard of the Di'Jinn Order."
"The Di'Jinn are dead. Just like my people. The Sun Elves are dead. The Moon Elves are dead. The Pixies are dead. The Katopas are dead. You killed them all. They made you angry, when they hurt the one you loved the most, when they hurt BoomFuzzy, and you killed them, simply by saying one word. Die. And they obediently dropped dead. You're not a wizard. Not a Di'Jinn. And not a normal Thullid. It's true what the Thullids say. There walks among them a god. And she is you. You're the Sacred Pink Jelly Fish. You escaped a dying planet. You've taking up residence in the body of a dead Elf. You don't belong here. You're not part of this dimension's normal history. And by being here, you've disrupted the flow of time. BoomFuzzy was supposed to die that day. In the correct history of this world, he died and Gibedon took his place. But because you were there, he lived and Gibedon died. But in another version. You both died. And things were worse."
"BoomFuzzy died, because of the stab wound he got that day. A stab wound he got, because you prevented me from going upstairs? That means his death was your fault."
"You both would have died. By saving you, I also saved him."
"You had the power to resurrect him. You loved him. You loved him more than life itself. He shouldn't see me as a threat. I've seen the future and the past. Many different versions of both. One thing always remains true: You love him. And you'll turn over Heaven and Hell to keep him alive. You did. You unleashed hoards of Demons on this world. The Kats changed history. But they changed too much. They had to stop the Battle of Ongadada, but, you died when they did and it made things worse, so they had to fix it. They asked me to help them."
"You're rewriting my life?"
"I've been to Ongadada. They took me there.You get too powerful. No one can stop you. You kill every one. Not just on this planet, but on every planet in the solar system. All life on three planets dies. It's why they call you The Grand High Emperor of the Triple Planets. But your time line is off, because now you are already calling yourself that before has even happened. And HellBorne noticed that. The Kats think, they somehow took you out of your proper time in the future and brought you back here, but you forgot most of it. They're not sure how or why or what to do to fix it."
"And that's why the HellHounds back there?"
"Yes. I didn't mean for you to get hurt."
"And this time line... is continuing on?"
"We can't change it any more."
"What do you mean?"
"Sometimes things happen, that can't be changed, because they affect too much. Apparently, when the HellHounds attacked you, that event, set into motion something that's going to happen that can't be changed, no matter what we do."
"You die," Quaraun muttered to himself.
"The you of the future. Gremlin. He showed up, right after the HellHounds. Right after you left. He said something went wrong and I had to stop it because no one else could. He said you died. He told me to get you away from HellBorne, because HellBorne's not what you think he is. And then he said... Don't trust ZooLock. He said I died as well. Later. But he was quite insistent that we had to keep you, away from HellBorne."
The Adventures of Quaraun The Insane
Volume 11 of 130
The Summoner of Darkness
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Volume 11: The Summoner of Darkness
Back from the dead, once again with Unicorn in tow, and now with the Thullid priest ZooLock his prisoner shackled in chains, Quaraun is headed back to The Screaming Unicorn Tavern in Old Orchard Beach, but finds himself cursed with endless bad luck, as one thing after another drops out of the sky in his path.
Highwaymen, hellhounds, a turtle as big as a house, fire breathing butterflies, a train station from the 20th century, and a strange glow-in-the-dark demonic wizard with pockets full of sheep, who sits in a red armchair in poppy field in the 1400s reading 1980s spellbooks books by Gary Gaygax.
Quaraun goes head to head against The Gremlin, a time traveling wizard from the future who refuses to allow the Pink Necromancer back into Old Orchard Beach, where since his last visit, an evil Sorcerer named HellBorne has erected a giant cursed lighthouse known as The Black Tower.
ZooLock however has other plans, and while 4 rival wizards tear up the town in a wizard's duel, the Squid Headed Aliens From Neptune's Moon and their armies of JellyFish worshiping cultists arrive in town to preform a ritual that will unleash an Elder Brain Chaos Demon, known as The Sacred Pink JellyFish on the world. Too bad they didn't know she was already in town.
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List Of Sample Chapters
Available To Read Online:
The Cultists and The Coming of The Darkness
EelKat and The Kats of Planet Ptarmagin
The Moon Elves of Ivujivik
A Letter To Home
HellBorne and The Missing Sacrificial Sheep
The Return of ZooLock
Another Letter To Home
The Half-Elf Thief With Pockets Full of Sheep
The Gremlin's Warning
"I am Very Concerned About Blueberries." - Back At The Blueberry Plains of The Screaming Unicorn Inn
A Field of Fire Breathing Butterflies
A Field of Poppies On The Road To Witch Pond
The Road To Witch Pond (Part 2)
Santa's Dead Floating Body
The Pumpkins Are Following Us
A Third Letter To Home
The Abandoned Cathedral
A Piano Fell From The Sky
The Glow-In-The-Dark Sun Elf Who Fell From The Sky
GhoulSpawn and Quaraun Trapped With A Phooka
"Him not hurt. Him just cry baby."
The Pregnant Jelly Fish
The Banshee Sisters: Bean-Nighe and Ben-Neeyah In the Swamp of Death
A Fourth Letter To Home
Stay Wid Us Too Lang, Ya Go Crazy Wid Us
The Black Lighthouse
The River Boat Man-Woman
The Strange Village or I Love The Smell Of Decomposing Bodies In The Morning
Food Fight In a Funeral Home
The Golden Rooster
Shrimp Dinners and Meeting Mallac
A Serial Killer at Large
Corsets, Elves, and Undead Faeries.
Visiting The Scene of Murder #1 With An UnGelded Stallion
Eating Butter, Kicking Babies, and Pickles Up Your Ass
The Sixth Letter To Home
The Fetishes of Phookas
Back At The Tavern and Still No Shrimp
A Tavern Scene Part 1 - "Ever heard of a chastity cage?"
A Tavern Scene Part 2 - Drunk Elves, Shrimp Dinners, and Dungeon Masters From The Future
A Tavern Scene Part 3 - Quaraun, Unicorn, GhoulSpawn, - Time Travel, Chastity Cages, and Whores
He Kills People With Candy (The 7th Letter To Home)
ZooLock Again - Off To Talk to Merchants About Murder #2
Three Days, Three Murders, & Still No Shrimp Dinners
Tumbling Down Stairs With Slutty Elves and Angry Liches
The Missing Children Bean-Nighe and Ben-Neeyah Warned Of
Explosions From The Sea
A Hurricane Hits The Lighthouse
The Blind Phooka
You Always See The Pony?
Murder #4 & Questions About The Black Tower
Pumpkins, Blueberries, and Shrimp
The Thullids Arrive In Town
Investigating Murder #5
ZooLock's Thullid Cultists
Where Are You Hiding That Horse?
Murder #6 - The Red Herring Murder
Murder #6 - The Real Murder
The First Try At Entering Black Tower
The Black Tower's Garden of Death
The Hostess Twinkie Aisle of Biddeford Wal-Mart
Elves In Chandeliers
Aardsvorkus Muddsburge & The Crystal cave of Time and Necromancy
The Train Station
Back At The Tavern
Mallac and The Murder Weapon
Mallac And The Shambling Dead - No Spell Is Ever without A Price
Why is there an elephant in my bed?
"Kcuf! Kcuf! Kcuf! Kcuf! Kcuf! Kcid a kcus! Kcuf!"
Another Night, Another Murder (Murder #7)
HellBorne The Evil, Lord of Black Tower
"My first thought was, where would a three year old put your bag of holding?"
The Oozing Plate Of Sugar Cookies Bludgeoned By The Courageous Alien Being Chased By A Bloodthirsty Crazed Celebrity Chef
The Map of The Town
Elwin and The Town Full of Dead Children
Glimmer Monks wear nothing underneath their robes...
Can Unicorns conceal themselves amongst normal horses and pick them off in secret?
The Thullids Are Gathering Around The Golden Rooster
A Bag Full of Pickled Jellyfish
Back At Black Tower
The Bottomless Pit
I'm HellBorne The Evil, Lord of Black Tower, of The Castle of Blood and Death
Necromancers Don't Wear Pink
BoomFuzzy's Evil Army of Blood Thirsty Marshmallow Tutti-Frutti Fuzzy Wuzzy Fluffy Bunnies
The Cult of The Sacred Pink Jelly Fish
The Pregnant Jellyfish and The Murdered Half-Elf
The Wrath of The Pink Necromancer
Back To Black Tower Again
The Ptarmagin Kats of Space Dock 13
On Board The VISION-D8
Elwin Again (The End?)
Did You Know?
The Summoner of Darkness is the first time The Gremlin, EelKat, Lyxiana, Bela, and Spriggan (all characters from the original 1978 edition of Friends Are Forever, Volume 1 of The Twighlight Manor Series) make appearances in The Quaraun series.
While most of the Quaraun series is written with Quaraun as the only point of view character, EelKat, the primary point of view character of the Twighlight Manor series, alternates with Quaraun as a point of view character in Summoner of Darkness.
The novel tells 2 stories side by side, with all odd numbered chapters telling Quaraun's version of the story in the 1400s, and all even numbered chapters being written as letters from EelKat in the 1980s to her sister Lynxian.
Answering Reader Questions:
GhoulSpawn's Sheep Explained
Who Is GhoulSpawn?
This is the first time GhoulSpawn appears using the name GhoulSpawn. In previous volumes he was using the name Glinta instead.
In the Twighlight Manor series he is known as The Gremlin.
Quaraun's teenaged lover GhoulSpawn is a "natural born" Sorcerer. He is a half-Elf/half Demon.
GhoulSpawn's father was an evil Demon who commanded an army of Ghouls. Because of this, he was known simply as "The Ghoul".
GhoulSpawn's mother was a Sun Elf whom had fallen in love with The Ghoul, but was forbidden by her family to have contact with him. She in turn ran away with her Demon lover, thus causing a war between Elves and Demons.
The Sun Elves tell a story of how their Princess was kidnapped and raped by the Ghoul, thus she gave birth to the Spawn of the Ghoul. Though his mother named him Glinta, she died while he was still very young, and his Elven kin, took to calling him GhoulSpawn as a way to brand him not one of them.
GhoulSpawn is an interdimensional time traveller, because he is unable to remain in any one time, place or dimension long, because he was born in the Hell Dimension, which exists outside of the realm of time and space as we know it. The Ghoul tried to escape the Sun Elves by going to the distant future (1974) and leaving his half-Elf son and the boy's mother there to live among a band of LSD addicted hippie Humans whom drove a 1974 AMC Gremlin.
The Sun-Elves eventually found their missing she-Elf and brought her back to the 1400s where she belonged, but she refused to leave her half-Demon son behind.
After his mother's death, GhoulSpawn was made a servant to his High Elf step-father and full blooded Elf step siblings, all of whom abused him and treated him like a slave. He grew up constantly being told he, because he was only a half-Elf, was unloved and unwanted and should have been killed at birth, resulting in the very low self esteem he has.
Neither Demons nor half-Elves are considered welcomed members of society, both being forced to live in small tribal groups on the outskirts of civilization. Both are often stoned to death or hung if they dare set foot in a city.
GhoulSpawn being both a Demon and a half-Elf is doubly mistreated by the majority of the world's population. He takes to travelling with Quaraun because Quaraun simply accepts GhoulSpawn as he is and is not bothered by being seen in the company of either a Demon or a half-Elf.
There are several instances when people try to bully GhoulSpawn and Quaraun (a high ranking full-blooded aristocratic High Elf) is quick to stand up for him, protecting and defending the half-Elf. Quaraun is often classified by other Elves as "insane" simply because he is willing to be friends with a half-Elf.
GhoulSpawn has a speech impediment which lessens when he is relaxed and grows worse the more nervous or frightened he becomes.
Around calm laid back characters like Quaraun, GhoulSpawn speaks without difficulty. However around domineering, headstrong, or bullying characters such as Unicorn or HellBorne, GhoulSpawn develops a stutter, making it difficult for him the get to the end of a sentence.
Because he is a Demon, GhoulSpawn was born with natural magical abilities, making him a rare "natural born wizard" or sorcerer.
GhoulSpawn is typical of a Sorcerer in the Quaraun series, in that he has Demon blood, was thus born with a Demon's natural ability to cast magic on some levels, has taking to self-teaching himself how to control the magic powers he was born with, is outcast from society because of his link to Demons, and is generally not well thought of, even though he is not in any way evil, and is in fact the only part of the cast who could be considered anything close to being a Hero.
Being a time traveller, there are times when Quaraun encounteres both GhoulSpawn and his future counterpart Gremlin in the same novel.
This is the first novel in the series to feature multiple versions of GhoulSpawn in a single novel.