CHANNILLO
Intrepid
By Rebekka S. Leber

Series Description:

In the early days, four of the Paragons, the beings of the Infinite, created a race from each of the elements in the physical realm- Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. These races became the ancestors of the Pyran, Deryn, Jordan, and Soren lands. A few within the Paragons were angered that they were not chosen to create their own beings that would honor and worship them, so a Paragon named Valen Ral, the essence of Order, attempted to create beings from those already in existence. Their essences were torn in the process, creating the Banished Races- Basts, Abyssals, Nyx, and Vega- monstrous cousins to the creations of the Elemental Paragons who stalked the outer reaches of the realms.

Over thousands of years, each race developed from hunters and gatherers into a complex, industrial society. Once they began to introduce technology their dependence on the Paragons waned, and eventually they only continued to worship those Paragons whose secrets they could not unravel yet, like the Paragon of Magic.

Angered over mortal’s impudence towards the Paragons, Valen Ral leads a revolt against the mortals to punish them for forsaking their gods and instead depending on machines. But, much to his suprise, not all the Paragons support him. Many Paragons still support man, and believe that technology will never be the answer to all the mortal’s needs The Paragons that follow Valen Ral abandon the mortals, reaching out to their monstrous creations. Those who do not support Valen Ral by turning away from the mortals are cast out of the Infinite Realm in a fiery expulsion.

The story that follows is the struggle of several characters who now live in the fallout, including a capricious Imperatrix who is the progeny of the realm's most famous fairytale romance, a cursed mermaid forced to live on land for treachery against her kind, a desert born pirate who escaped to the high seas with his bound genie companion, and a street urchin con artist pulled out of prison to serve as the sentinel to the new Paragon of Magic.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Undecided
Status: Completed



Author Bio For Rebekka S. Leber:

Fledgling writer from Central Illinois, feminist, socialist, nerd, and 1/4 of the podcast Drinkshares: Last Call. @DrinksharesLC

By day, Rebekka S. Leber is a wild mannered social studies, special education, and ESL teacher. In her down time she is an outspoken activist, gamer, fangirl, and general quirkiness enthusiast.

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The idea for Proxy was inspired by my World Religions class freshman year of college, and a discussion about Hinduism. As a western kid, raised Christian beginning to lean decidedly Atheist, I was fascinated by reincarnation in the Eastern world religions. During a discussion about the inception and destruction of the universe by the gods of the Trimurti, I was struck by the idea that all of existence is created and destroyed over and over, infinitely. If that was the case, did that mean all the souls that would exist in that universe, the ones that would cycle around repeatedly, come into existence when Brahma created each universe and die out when it was destroyed by Shiva? And, if that case was the case, did Brahma factor in overpopulation when he built his stunning little ant farm? What would happen if he didn’t even fathom it? If the number of human beings- thanks to evolution, technology, and modern medicine- began to outgrow the number of available souls, would people be born without souls?

I held onto this idea in the little black idea box of my brain for a few years until two things happened; I took a Soviet History class with an exceptionally awful teacher, and... (insert the sound of visceral revulsion here) Twilight. It became a phenomenon, and I hated everything about it. But mostly, I hated Bella Swan; everything she was, everything she did, everything that happened to her. I didn’t even have to read the books to know I hated her, because I hated what she represented when it came to girls and women, and that was when I decided, yeah, not on my watch.

Enter my particularly terrible history class (that turned out to not really be about Soviet History, and more about being bored as my professor and classmates argued over the history of Christianity, Hitler, and Dr. Zhivago). One day my professor put on an old black and white Russian movie with subtitles about a ship, and I kind of just gave up on that class. So, I pulled out my notebook, and started writing. At first, it was just to keep my mind from numbing with boredom. Then, it started to actually become something. Nine years later, that something is Proxy, and I’m still building and rebuilding that story.

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The idea for Intrepid was born out of the storyline for first campaign I ever ran as a DM in D&D. The characters of Avadiel and Valen Ral were originally invented as gods for the campaign.

Later on, during my student teach







Series Description:

In the early days, four of the Paragons, the beings of the Infinite, created a race from each of the elements in the physical realm- Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. These races became the ancestors of the Pyran, Deryn, Jordan, and Soren lands. A few within the Paragons were angered that they were not chosen to create their own beings that would honor and worship them, so a Paragon named Valen Ral, the essence of Order, attempted to create beings from those already in existence. Their essences were torn in the process, creating the Banished Races- Basts, Abyssals, Nyx, and Vega- monstrous cousins to the creations of the Elemental Paragons who stalked the outer reaches of the realms.

Over thousands of years, each race developed from hunters and gatherers into a complex, industrial society. Once they began to introduce technology their dependence on the Paragons waned, and eventually they only continued to worship those Paragons whose secrets they could not unravel yet, like the Paragon of Magic.

Angered over mortal’s impudence towards the Paragons, Valen Ral leads a revolt against the mortals to punish them for forsaking their gods and instead depending on machines. But, much to his suprise, not all the Paragons support him. Many Paragons still support man, and believe that technology will never be the answer to all the mortal’s needs The Paragons that follow Valen Ral abandon the mortals, reaching out to their monstrous creations. Those who do not support Valen Ral by turning away from the mortals are cast out of the Infinite Realm in a fiery expulsion.

The story that follows is the struggle of several characters who now live in the fallout, including a capricious Imperatrix who is the progeny of the realm's most famous fairytale romance, a cursed mermaid forced to live on land for treachery against her kind, a desert born pirate who escaped to the high seas with his bound genie companion, and a street urchin con artist pulled out of prison to serve as the sentinel to the new Paragon of Magic.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Undecided
Status: Completed


Author Bio For Rebekka S. Leber:

Fledgling writer from Central Illinois, feminist, socialist, nerd, and 1/4 of the podcast Drinkshares: Last Call. @DrinksharesLC

By day, Rebekka S. Leber is a wild mannered social studies, special education, and ESL teacher. In her down time she is an outspoken activist, gamer, fangirl, and general quirkiness enthusiast.

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The idea for Proxy was inspired by my World Religions class freshman year of college, and a discussion about Hinduism. As a western kid, raised Christian beginning to lean decidedly Atheist, I was fascinated by reincarnation in the Eastern world religions. During a discussion about the inception and destruction of the universe by the gods of the Trimurti, I was struck by the idea that all of existence is created and destroyed over and over, infinitely. If that was the case, did that mean all the souls that would exist in that universe, the ones that would cycle around repeatedly, come into existence when Brahma created each universe and die out when it was destroyed by Shiva? And, if that case was the case, did Brahma factor in overpopulation when he built his stunning little ant farm? What would happen if he didn’t even fathom it? If the number of human beings- thanks to evolution, technology, and modern medicine- began to outgrow the number of available souls, would people be born without souls?

I held onto this idea in the little black idea box of my brain for a few years until two things happened; I took a Soviet History class with an exceptionally awful teacher, and... (insert the sound of visceral revulsion here) Twilight. It became a phenomenon, and I hated everything about it. But mostly, I hated Bella Swan; everything she was, everything she did, everything that happened to her. I didn’t even have to read the books to know I hated her, because I hated what she represented when it came to girls and women, and that was when I decided, yeah, not on my watch.

Enter my particularly terrible history class (that turned out to not really be about Soviet History, and more about being bored as my professor and classmates argued over the history of Christianity, Hitler, and Dr. Zhivago). One day my professor put on an old black and white Russian movie with subtitles about a ship, and I kind of just gave up on that class. So, I pulled out my notebook, and started writing. At first, it was just to keep my mind from numbing with boredom. Then, it started to actually become something. Nine years later, that something is Proxy, and I’m still building and rebuilding that story.

---

The idea for Intrepid was born out of the storyline for first campaign I ever ran as a DM in D&D. The characters of Avadiel and Valen Ral were originally invented as gods for the campaign.

Later on, during my student teach