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2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided


After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.





The Summoner of Darkness:
The Hostess Twinkie Aisle at Biddeford Wal-Mart 
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The Summoner of Darkness
The Hostess Twinkie Aisle at Biddeford Wal-Mart 
(yaoi free to read online)



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The Summoner of Darkness:
The Hostess Twinkie Aisle at Biddeford Wal-Mart 
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Quaraun and Unicorn, suddenly found themselves in another building, unlike anything they had ever seen before. Big as a town itself and filled with aisles of food. Fluorescent lights, blinking and flickering above them.

"Where the Hell are we?" Quaraun asked Unicorn.

"Does nah know. But people all is frozen."

21st century Humans stood around the freezer department, loading their shopping carts, but time had stopped for them, so now none could move.

A familiar bleating sound came from the next alise.

"Sheep. GhoulSpawn."

Quaraun and Unicorn ran down the aisle to the next, but GhoulSpawn was not what they found....

"You!" Quaraun pointed an accusing finger are the ancient orange robed wizard, whom many centuries ago, used to be GhoulSpawn, but no longer was. "You did this!"

The wizard did not answer them, instead, he sat in his red armchair and unwrapped Hostess Twinkies, breaking them apart and feeding them to his sheep.

"Where are we?"

"Earth. America. Maine. Biddeford. WalMart. Hostess Twinkie alise," The Gremlin said, not looking up.

"What is tis place?"

"It's like a market. A big one. Merchants sell their food to WalMart at a discount and WalMart sells it to the people. The merchants name was, Walden or Walton or Waldorf or Waldo or something. It's his market, thus the name WalMart. He also owns Sam's Clubs. His name is Sam. Sam Walden. I think. I'm not sure."

"What year is it now?"

"2016. November."

"Send us back."

"No. You don't want to go back."

"Yes, I do."

"No you don't."

"Send us back, right now!"

"Twinkie?"

Gremlin handed Quaraun a squishy yellow pastry.

"What the Hell is that?"

"Food. You'll like it. Sugariest thing ever made."

"Last time I took food from you it was poisoned."

"Posioned? I'm sorry, that should not have happened. What did I give you?"

"Pink sugar cubes."

"Ah! LSD. Oh dear. I should have told you how to take them. You melt one in Faerie Wine then drink the wine. Eating them like candy can be dangerous. I'm sorry. I had not meant to hurt you. You were in pain. As I recall, you were wounded. I gave them to you to help ease the pain. But a Twinkie is not medicine. It's cake, with it's frosting on the inside. The sheep love it."

"You and your sheep. What are we doing here?"

"Not dying."

"What?"

"I had to change your past again."

"Why?"

"I can't let you die."

"What?"

"Had you continued on where you were, you would have died. Now you are here with me instead. Alive."

Gremlin ate the Twinkie that Quaraun did not take from him.

"What happened to all these people?"

Quaraun pointed to the shoppers all standing frozen stiff.

"I've stopped time. More or less. Or rather, time is moving so slow for them and so fast of us, that we move among them invisibly. A spell you taught me, when you killed my people. The day we meet. I've learned how to do it now. They can neither see nor hear us. Makes it easier."

"Makes what easier? Stealing from them?"

Gremlin shrugged as he pulled another Twinkie box off the shelf and began opening the cellophane wrappers and feeding more Twinkies to his sheep. The sheep, with pastel coloured wool, were all gathered around him begging.

"It's been how many hundred years since I meet you and your still a thief?"

"Some habits die hard."

"How do you keep bring us to these places?"

"Portals."

"You do magic I've never seen before."

"I'm a more powerful wizard than you ever was. It's called science. I use science with my magic and that's why they locked me in White Rock. Solitary confinement for 400 years. Chained to the wall of a room, barely as big as a box. Not even tall enough for me to stand, nor wide enough to lay down, I got too powerful. It scared them. They found a way to neutralize me and I couldn't get out, not while the barrier was in place. They slid food in once a day, through a hole. I was taken prisoner after you died, locked in White Rock Asylum For The Criminally Insane and given a lobotomy, which damaged the Thullid living in my body. They put a needle in my eye and cut out part of my brain."

"You're a Thullid now?"

"Yes. Like you. It would be nice if you could stop it. Prevent it from happening. I didn't mean to kill your friend. I know you loved him."

"What is White Rock? You mentioned it before. You said it was a place?"

"It hasn't been built yet. Not in your time at least. Here. In my time. White Rock rounded up the non-Humans partly to protect the non-Humans from the Humans and partly to allow the Realm of Fae to remain hidden from Humans, by not allowing the 7 billion Humans to ever encounter a non-Human. This was due to in the 1980s, a pharmaceutical lab, Proctor & Gamble, gathered up a bunch of non-Humans to do tests on them. Most of the test subjects died in horrifically agonizing ways, specifically via the Draize Eye Test.While the Fae who run White Rock had the right idea in mind (rescuing and protecting the non-Humans from the Humans), there were far too few workers to deal with the large amount of 'inmates' and thus their methods were questionable at best, overcrowding a serious problem, and in many cases the Fae treated their captives far worse than they would have been treated by Humans."

"Seven billion Humans?"

"Seven billion Humans. That was in the 1980s. It's 2016 now. There are 8 billion. Soon 9. They are vastly over populated. And not enough food to feed them all. Even with places like this. This WalMart, and all it's food, tens of thousands of Humans starve to death every single day. Only the wealthy can afford to shop at place like WalMart." 

"Why?"

"This is the world after Ongadada. After the Humans gain full control. And White Rock stepped in. The solitary confinement cells in White Rock are very small. Little more than a closet, with only room to sit or stand and not big enough to stretch out or lay down. They have no windows. The only door is airlock sealed. The walls, floor, and ceiling are all padded and blindingly white. Inmates put in these, often go mad, from lack of anyone to talk to and having nothing but blank whiteness to look at. I went mad. People called you insane, but I actually am. There is a slot at the bottom of the door, which food is slid into each day. The person inside never sees their guard. The rooms have the ability to gas the patient, knocking them unconscious, so the guards and bath them and clean up after them. (There are no toilets or buckets in these cells.) If the inmate shows signs of waking up before the guards are done, they are injected and unconscious again. Some long lived inmates, like myself, have been in solitary confinement without ever seeing a person for more than a century. Solitary confinement is reserved for very dangerous criminals, or high risk of escape persons, such as wizards."

"I'm sorry."

"The worst part about White Rock, is no one knows it is there. It exists behind a Faerie Glimmer spell and is invisible to the world. Someone who has been inside, can see it after leaving. Once in a great while, someone escapes or is released, and when they try to tell people what they've been through, no one believes them. When they try to take people to the location where White Rock is, all they see is a forest covered hill, with a large white rock/boulder on top of it. It's in Bridgetown, Maine is you ever want to see it. The big white rock. No building. No guards. No fence. No dogs. If you try to tell any one it is there, no one believes you and thinks you are crazy. This is why your GhoulSpawn became a recluse after his release... why he becomes me."

"The Gremlin?"

"The Gremlin. Yes. At first I had tried to tell people, but no one believed me, because no one could see it. I  can still see it, but no one who had never been inside could. I tried to tell people of the others trapped inside and in need of help, but, everyone just laughs at me. Human psychiatrists diagnosed me as having schizophrenia. Realising the Faerie glimmer spell would never allow Humans to see the building, and thus no one would ever believe what had happened to me, I retreated into the forest and left society completely. I have a sheep farm now."

"Who runs White Rock? Can't you go back to his past, change his life, so White Rock doesn't become?"

"White Rock is run by a Phooka, a type of Faerie not known for their sensitivity or compassion. While he, Harrier, is more compassionate and much kinder than the average Phooka, his ways are still harsh and brash. One of his doctors, Checka, is lobotomy-happy, and if any inmate proves too feisty or tries to escape, the solution is simply to give them a hack and slash lobotomy that is often done incorrectly and does serious brain damage. Harrier is constantly at odds with this doctor as Harrier has a strict non-lobotomy policy and does not like to see his inmates harmed, as keeping them safe from Humans was his intended goal."

"So Harrier is not the problem? Checka is?"

"Yes. Don't trust ZooLock. Never trust ZooLock."

"Why ZooLock?"

"The fact remains, Harrier, though his intentions are good, simply does not have the manpower or resources to handle the mass amount of overcrowding. Guards fearing that too many inmates together, make a strong crowd, will frequently beat inmates without any real cause. Inmates being beaten to death by guards happens more often than Harrier would like to admit. Starvation is a problem for some sectors of the building, as there are not enough guards and what few guards there are, and not good with keeping records. Some sections get forgotten or the guards will assume another guard already did the rounds or an illiterate guard may accidently mark the wrong place off in his record book. Some cell blocks have been known to go without food for days on end, before it is noticed they were forgotten at meal time."

"What has that to do with ZooLock?"

"Checka is easily frightened. It makes him do cowardly things."

"I don't understand."

"There may be a dozen or more people in each cell. Each cell being small and shouldn't have more than 4 people in it. Rarely do they have beds or blankets, often the concret floors are simply covered in hay. There may or may not be a bucket. None has a toilet or sink. Only a rare few have windows. The cells are made out of steel bars set in concrete and escape is near impossible."

"In White Rock?"

"Yes. In White Rock. Should one manage to escape, getting past the taser toting guards is difficult. If one gets out of the building, getting out of the yard alive in next to impossible. A massive double fence outlines the perimeter. Barbed wire at the top. The whole thing electric and controlled by an off planet space ship, that will incinerate you with lasers if you get over the fence. Inside the fence however, roaming the grounds, are fierce Hell Hounds that you'll have to get past."

"Hellhounds? Like the ones that bit me?"

"No. Not like them. The very same ones. White Rock is where they came from. Black Shuck and White Wolf."

Gremlin absently rubbed his wrist, as though it hurt.

"What's that?" Quaraun asked, pointing to the silver band on the Gremlin's arm.

"You don't want to know."

"Why?"

"Forget you saw it."

"Why?"

"Because you loved GhoulSpawn and you really don't want to know everything that has happened to him, since your death. It would break your heart."

Tears filled the Gremlin's eyes as he clutched his wrist.

"I must go. I've been away too long."

"Are you in pain?"

"Very much."

"That thing's hurting you."

"Yes. It is."

"Is there something we can do. In the past. To prevent your suffering?"

"I don't think so. Not unless you can keep GhoulSpawn alive. And I don't think you can. I think his death is a point in time that is fixed."

"If you can come back in time to change things, can not that too be changed?"

"No. Because if GhoulSpawn doesn't die, I never exist. And I'm the one who invents time travel. Without me, there is no way to come back in time and keep him alive, so that I don't ever come to exist."

"There must be something we can do."

"You have already set foot in Black Tower. I think is too late."

"What is this?"

Quaraun took hold of Gremlin's wrist to examine the silver band, and was horrified to see that it not only went around his wrist, but was drilled through it as well.

"Because of my ability to bypass locks and open portals, I was given a lobotomy to reduce my ability to control magic, then had this special kind of shackle put on my arm, allowing the guards to have some level of control over me." 

"It goes through your arm."

"It goes through my bone." 

The silver coloured metal band fit seamlessly around his wrist, and had a bar in it's center that passed through his wrist, piercing the bone. 

"It is made of silver plated Faerie Iron, a special metal that neutralizes magic and making it difficult to impossible for the wizard to cast spells. It's imbedded with a microchip homing device (GPS) that can locate the wearer no matter where they are, even if they go through a portal. It also holds an electrical charge, which shocks the wearer, should they walk out of the assigned range of the band."

"Electric charge?"

"Like the blue lightning bolt from your Rainbow Wand.  After the band was put on/through my arm, I was next straightjacketed and put in a solitary confinement cell, where I would remain for several centuries. The last thing I saw before being put in the padded cell, was my two best friends being viciously and brutally murdered by one of White Rock's guards. I was not allowed to grieve, before immediately finding myself with a Faerie Iron band piercing my wrist bone, wrapped in a straight jacket and being locked in a padded cell."

"This can't happen."

"It must happen. It will happen. It already has happened."

"We must be able to change it."

"If you can, please do. Please end my suffering. I believe, enough time has passed, that you may go back now. But I must warn you, don't trust ZooLock, stay away from HellBorne..."

Gremlin turned to address Unicorn for the first time: "Should the chandeliers come, there's a cave, not far from Black Tower. Go there. You'll find a friend. You'll need him. I don't know if you can prevent what's coming, but if you can't, Quaraun is gonna get hurt very badly. Very soon. If he does. Take him to Crystal Cave, at the edge of Crystal Lake, under Crystal Falls, beside Suicide Island, and the mouth of Blueberry Gorge. You'll find an old friend living there."

"Who?" Quaraun asked.

"Not someone you know. You haven't meet him yet. But Unicorn has. He's an old friend of Unicorn's, from a long time ago. In a place far away. He came here searching for his father, but never found him, and so now he lives in Crystal Cave. With at least one of his sons. If you can help me now in my time, to not suffer so much, it'll be through him and his son. Find them and perhaps, you can change your GhoulSpawn's future."

Before Quaraun had a chance to respond, WalMart whirled around him, and vanished, leaving he and Unicorn back where they had started.

"What happened?" GhoulSpawn asked, seeing them back.

"I don't know," Quaraun said looking around very confused. "I think you of the future just saved my life. Would I have died had we not vanished?"

"Maybe."

GhoulSpawn pointed to the chandielier on the ground. A massive structure weighing several hundred pounds. Now shattered on the floor in the spot Quaraun and Unicorn had been in moments before.




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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.


NOTE: Most of this novel will be available as free to read online.


Please Note: The Quaraun Series Is Rated M18+ and you must be 18 or older to buy it.

Most pages on EelKat.com are about writing Yaoi, and thus probably is NSFW; reader discretion is advised.

Why is the Quaraun Series Rated M18+?


Quaraun is a character I play in Dungeons & Dragons. Like most every other novel in the series, this novel is based off the notes taken from an actual game play session.

The Summoner of Darkness is based off the Dungeons & Dragons Campaign: The Murder of the Seven Points by Erik Yaple.

If you are a Dungeon Master interested in running a game using this story, the game guide used is this one here --->>>






List Of Sample Chapters
Available To Read Online:


Introducing GhoulSpawn



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



Highwaymen 



Another Letter To Home



Hellhounds



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)



The Road To Witch Pond (Part 3)



Santa's Dead Floating Body



The Pumpkins Are Following Us



A Third Letter To Home



The Abandoned Cathedral



A Piano Fell From The Sky



Worms!



The Glow-In-The-Dark Sun Elf Who Fell From The Sky



GhoulSpawn and Quaraun Trapped With A Phooka



Night Terrors



"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 - The Masochistic Elf With Stockholm Syndrome



Stay Wid Us Too Lang, Ya Go Crazy Wid Us



The Black Lighthouse



Strange Nightmares



Pumpkins Again



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 



Meeting Mallac



A Serial Killer at Large



The Summoner of Darkness



Corsets, Elves, and Undead Faeries.



Visiting The Scene of Murder #1 With An UnGelded Stallion



I Never Wanted To Be a Wizard



Sheep Again



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



Elwin



"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



Darkness Falls



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.

EelKat is a 4th wall meta breaking narrator.


Answering Reader Questions:
GhoulSpawn's Sheep Explained

A staple in every story that features GhoulSpawn, is his glittering technicolour herd of sheep, that gather around him to listen as he reads Dungeon's & Dragons manuals, while sitting in a red armchair, in the middle of some field.

I own the red chair, btw, which you see me sitting in in my BookTube videos while I read. You can see it in this video here:

The 2 most common reader questions asked about GhoulSpawn are:

  1. What the hell is it with the sheep? They don't serve any plot point and seem to be there for no reason at all. What the hell?
  2. Does GhoulSpawn have sex with his sheep or not?

The first story to feature Gremlin as a main character was The Wild Years, published in 1987. In this story he is a member of PETA on a mission to shut down Procter & Gamble, after encountering a local sheep farm that supplies lambs for Iams dogfood. In the slaughterhouse on the farm is a conveyor belt, onto which baby lambs are herded, then dropped into a grinder where they are chopped up while still alive.

If you have a stomach strong enough to view such things, you can see BOTH the Proctor & Gamble animal by-product grinder and McDonald's hamburger making grinder in this video here, which shows it being used on baby chickens and baby cows.

(The chicken grinder shown in this video is P&G's Iams dog food processing plant and the cow grinder seen here are Mcdonald's hamburgers be made for you.)

Please be warned, this anti-war, human rights, and animal rights protest video shows EXTREMELY GRAPHIC real life footage of poachers, slaughterhouses, human trafficing, KKK attacks, beheaded ISIS victims, and children killed by landmines.

VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED! 

Back to GhoulSpawn, the series' resident uber extreme animal rights activist...

This was a very real farm and a very real machine which I had seen when I was 8 years old, and was the reason I became an animal rights activist and a vegetarian. This aspect of GhoulSpawn's character, his being a vegan animal rights activist with a vendetta against P&G is based off my own life. (If you did not know, I am the founder of the real world Procter & Gamble Boycott and many of the Twighlight Manor books were written specifically for the boycott, thus why a character like The Gremlin took centre stage.)

Readers came to know that if Gremlin was in the story, so too would be references to the evils of Procter & Gamble, Iams dogfood's horrific sheep grinding machine, and mysterious disappearing sheep, along with his random ramblings against McDonald's, Burger King, and other giants in the animal abuse industry.

Unfortunately for GhoulSpawn, he's often rambling on deaf ears, as Quaraun, Unicorn, and others from the 1400s, have no way to comprehend the future atrocities being described by the time traveller. The reactions of people from the 1400s varies from thinking GhoulSpawn is a raving lunatic (thus why he is dubbed "GhoulSpawn the Crazed") to people understanding that he has seen something which has horribly upset him and feeling pity for him, but not really being able to understand exactly what he is talking about.

And then, when he can't get people to listen to him, he starts pulling sheep out of his pockets, not realizing that back in the 1400s he's surrounded by superstitious people who view magic, Wizards, and such things as evil sorcery and people practicing them as witches to be burned and destroyed. As a teenager from the 1970s, GhoulSpawn has as much trouble comprehending the 1400s mind as they have comprehending him.

As no one but GhoulSpawn can get anything out of or even see anything in his pockets, he can safely stuff sheep in his pockets and then innocently stand there while people run around like mad trying to figure out where all the sheep are disappearing to. He'll stuff another sheep in his pockets every time no one is looking and will continue to do this until the entire herd is gone/in his pockets. At which point he'll then jump back in his 1974 AMC Gremlin, fly back to the 1400s and set the sheep loose in green pastures.

GhoulSpawn has a particular affinity for Cotswold sheep, and his habit of stealing/rescuing sheep and taking them to the past, is used as an explanation for why Cotswolds were so very overpopulated in Medieval times, yet today are considered an endangered species.

Over the years it became a running gag in the series for other characters to bully and tease Gremlin claiming he had a sex fetish for sheep. However, GhoulSpawn does not have sex with his sheep and often seen deeply upset over the accusation. Because most people in the 1400s do not believe GhoulSpawn is a time traveller from the future, they say that he made up his story of rescuing sheep from "the gambler" to cover up habits of beasillity. Quaraun and Unicorn remain two of the only people to believe GhoulSpawn's story as he has taken them to the future and they have seen the things he speaks of for themselves.

The reason for GhoulSpawn's obsession with sheep, is a secret he rarely reveals and is known only to his closet friends: while the series often bills him as a half-Elf, leaving people to assume in also half-Human, is is rather instead half-Demon, specifically he is an Uruisg, which is a Scottish Sheep Demon, a man with the upper body of a man and the lower body of a Cotswold sheep.

In keeping with the actual Irish, Welsh, and Scottish folklore about Uruisg, GhoulSpawn is somewhat of a trickster and causes chaos to ensure whenever he is around. Also like the actual folklore he is a notorious thief and pickpocket, compulsively unable to control his urge to simply pick up and take every shiny object he sees.


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.


GhoulSpawn remains one of the most hated and most loved characters in the series. People who dislike him, absolutely despise him and have gone so far as to request I remove his character from the series entirely. While people who love him, often cite him as their favourite character and often request I add him into more stories more often.

For the people who don't like him, I'm sorry, but he remains one of my favourite characters of the series and he's not going anywhere.

For the people who want to see more of him: there are plans to make changes to several stories in the series to include him in the future editions, more often.

You can find out more about GhoulSpawn here:








Did You Know:
Summoner of Darkness
was written on location at the real Witch Pond?

Meet The Real Witch Hole Pond:






If You Want To Visit Witch Hole Pond For Yourself, Here Are The Directions To It: 
(Address is: Witch Hole Pond, Carriage Road, Mt. Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbour, Maine)

Interview With EelKat
While Walking On The Real Road To
Witch Hole Pond In Bar Harbour, Maine






A Real Turtle In Witch Hole Pond:






A Bald Eagle Bathing In Witch Hole Pond:






And the swamp just before the pond...






Driving Park Loop Road Around Witch Hole Pond...






And climbing Bubble Rock Mountain overlooking Witch Hole Pond...
















This novel was originally written in: 2014 - 2016





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