Zoop
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Joined 02-23-12, id: 827706, Profile Updated: 04-13-14
Author has written 2 stories for Fantasy.

Welcome to my little playground of original stories! I've been writing for decades, mostly short pieces for classes or workshops, until 2011 when the 'fanfiction' bug bit me hard. The result is a wealth of fiction out on the sister site at FanFiction.net. If you like Lord of the Rings, Elder Scrolls, and Warcraft, there's something for you there. But it's me, so you'd better like Orcs, too. :)

But here, I will feed my inner need to create that which belongs to no one else. I began building the world of Kadir more than twenty years ago, and it has languished for at least half that time. Looking at it now, I see great potential as a setting for stories that need to come out of me and have no other home. Let's explore this strange new world together, shall we? :)


THE CHRONICLES OF KADIR

Kadir is a vast continent rich in resources and stories. Historically, there have been many conflicts over rulership of the eastern provinces. The western areas tend to be brought in line with little bloodshed. Once peace is established out east, the wave of change overwhelms the west. They are accustomed to shrugging and following the whims of the day.

Of races, there are few. Elves once ruled unchallenged for hundreds of years following the Anjhan Invasion, the point in time from which all calendars begin. In the two thousand years since, Men and Elves have been trading control in the bloodiest manner possible. Shorter-lived and quicker-tempered, Men favored enslaving the conquered Elves, which tended to prompt uprisings, more war, and a shift in power. The Elves, ever disdainful of those they considered 'spoiled and unruly children,' applied swift and painful justice for wrongs committed. Often, this justice was prolonged, coupled with demotion of Men to little better than slaves. Again, prompting uprisings and war.

For the Dwarves' part, they keep to themselves in their sequestered communities over or under the mountains they call home. To see a Dwarf outside of their settlements is a rare thing indeed. They have no time for, or interest in, the intrigues of the east. There is ore to delve and beauteous things to craft. Men and Elves alike come to them for trinkets, weapons, and armor. The Dwarves are aligned with neither faction, nor do they seek such annoyances.

And then there are Orcs. Nobody likes them. Nobody cares what they think.


THE LAND BEYOND THE GATES

Language Primer for the Orcs in the Land

The Orcs of the region in which the story is set were heavily influenced by the corresponding region of our world in terms of language. This has resulted in several of their words retaining a Celtic flavor over the millenia. While they speak a form of English now, there are some words that have remained from earlier variations of the language.

amole = soap (actually a soaproot plant)
anam = soul or spirit
Anamunir = soul owner; one to whom the anam 'flies' when an Orc close to death is spared
atar = father
baelginy = genitals
Bancalmatar/Bancalnatar = wise woman/man
bandia = goddess
boda = penis
cac = shit (vulgar)
cine = clan member(s)
dehfur = sister
dehtar = brother
dia = god
faegin = vagina
inyona = daughter
inyonac = son
keela = mate/spouse
matar = mother
neyona/neyonac = baby girl/boy
Ogmafearg = lightning and thunder (literally Ogma's Wrath)
Ogmalámh = one who serves his/her Anamunir (literally Ogma's Hand)
Ogmasúl = moon (literally Ogma's Eye)
pehsta/pehsty = child/children
shawmatar/shawnatar = grandmother/grandfather
tekmatary = shelter where new and expectant mothers gather (literally House of Mothers)
towseeta/towseek = clan chieftains (male and female)
tusmatar/tusmatary = parent/parents


VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS

Melting Stone Fanart:

Kurdog, by *arowell
Smexy Kurdog, by *arowell

Assemble at the Gates:

Grogul, Pathfinder half-orc - This image represents my personal reference for what the Orcs in the Land look like. They don't dress quite this snappily, favoring animal skins and leather when they bother to dress, but in terms of facial features and body shape, this is close enough. :)

You're Dead, by Zoop
Save Me, by Zoop
Aengus, by Zoop
Rhonda, by Zoop
Andi, by Zoop
Mike, by Zoop
Dallas, by Zoop
Sidhe (Shee), by Zoop
Aengus, by Zoop
Aengus, by Zoop
Andi in Tears, by Zoop
Andi and Aengus, by Zoop
Pairs in Orc Clan 1, by Zoop (NSFW - nudity)
First Kiss, by Zoop

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Assemble at the Gates reviews
NaNo 2013 Winner: There are other worlds alongside our own, close enough to touch. At certain times, in certain places, gates will open, and there is movement between worlds. Four friends answer the challenge of facing and taming the Land, only to learn that humans aren't the dominant predators. They're not even a distant second. How do you survive when you're on everyone's menu?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 143,135 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 11/2/2013
Melting Stone reviews
Kadir Chronicles. A foundling half-orc is discovered by a small village in the north. Banished from the village at a young age, he must learn to survive on his own. The Fate-Weaver saw to it he was spared as an infant; what destiny awaits him as an adult? Cover art by Amy Rowell.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,251 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/12/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012