Author of The Master of Planets Epic and the Nystol Cycle of short stories
These stories first took shape back in college 1986, when I wrote some 50 pages of fantasy about Nystol the ancient wizard-collegium. Years later I found the manuscript buried away in my closet. I still possess the original manuscript and refer back to it when I need a reminder about the lore-system. I have been treating the original manuscript as if it were an archeological find, and I have re-placed the milieu to be a lost continent in our historical reality, not an unrelated highly fantastic world. The story certainly needed better epic craftsmanship and elaboration, lore-crafting which I had learned in grad school long since, the influence of the great masters. I completed the magic system of the wizards when I was in the Latin Mass Seminary and have been working on short stories and the epic continuously since about 2000. Although I am a priest now and do not have much time, I have still managed to finish the first tome of the trilogy: Never leave Your Monastery, the Ominous Journey of Brother Horsiggli. That is enough of an entertaining tale in itself, a completed work, but I think I will continue the story-line and work a second and third book...
description of the first book:
MASTER OF PLANETS trilogy BOOK I: The young monk Horsiggli feels an irresistable urge to adventure, to run away and become a noble knight. Lost in the forest, a band of elves introduces him to the underworld and reveals how his monk's abilities are very needed. He returns to the monks and is found with what appears to be a grimore. Accused of witchcraft and unable to defend himself, he is stripped of his monastic rights. He escapes the inquistion and dauns chainmail to travel the Furth continent with a Sorcerer to find the staff of truth. Only Horsiggli knows how to translate Eldark tomes, the key to the mysterious conspiracy which betrayed the ancient wizard-city Nystol and which now threatens the world. Can he live with thought that God has failed the race of men? Or is it that men have failed God? And when it all ends will he turn in his friend the Sorcerer to the Inquisition?
Apocalyptic, a fantastic horde of story with its anchorage in heaven, in metaphysics, and in faith...the phantasmogoric to the theologic
and filled with myth-making, legend-crafting
here read MASSy TALEs OF HIGH ExPLOIT, BETRAyALS, MAGIC, LAyERED MysteRy
Being a compilatioN
of eyewitness TaleS
with various and sundry accounts
of Spirits, Miracles, Strange beastS, CavernouS exploratioN, Epic battleS and Arcane historieS, including the intRigue of The Master of PlanetS,
a SorcereR, Whose Lore
is herein preserved,
the powerS and OccurrenceS,
both sacred and profane, which determined the Fall of Nystol, citY whose TowerS once held sway over the IllystriaN continent ent
Accomplishments: 1992-WSU awarded the degree of Masters of Arts in ancient Greek and Latin languages.
2009 Blessed John XXIII Masters of Divinity
Never Leave Your Monastery by H.G. Potter The Ominous Journey of Brother Horsiggli: The Kingdoms of the Furthreach are turning away from the light of God, and flirting with darkness. Wild-mountain elves capture a runaway monk and recruit him for their underworld quest. Horsiggli however must discover his own quest. Can the restoration of his own sacred calling uncover the conspiracy of The Inversus and the sinister plan to rule the world ... Lulu
The Fall of Nystol by H.G. Potter Work in progress -The third and final Tome of The Nystol cycle. A series of short stories. Krithusel Eloniah, a gnome who once adventured with the great heroes in days of yore, has waited a thousand years in his hill outside of Whigg. The Time of the Harvester approaches. With his collection of tales he describes the wizards of the ancient world and their mage-city Nystol. He convicts the tower-dw...
The Bladetongue Saga by H.G. Potter Work in progress-This is a heroic epic from the lost ages of the Intermundane Eras, when the eldritch threat of Nystol still held. Translated from the original Oruscan Greek into comparable meter.... Lulu
The Gnome's Horde by H.G. Potter Second Tome of The Master of Planets Trilogy, the continuation of the Nystol cycle....