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The first chapter of the short story series "The Hawk and the Stone".

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Hey Althas fans, sorry for the silence, we've been quite busy with development.

Just in time for the Holidays is a special little story for you guys called "The Hawk and the Stone". This is just Chapter 1; we plan to post the Chapters of this short story regularly, and we may even have a special surprise at the end of the series.

So, some of you probably saw the original version of this post was a bit of a wall of text. We were in a hurry and decided that that layout probably wasn't the best option. So from here on out, we will be uploading the files to Indiedb and they will be available in the downloads section. We'll provide news updates to let you know about the chapter as well as provide additional content like illustrations or status update images or perhaps even some special bits to go with the story.

Here is the Indiedb link: The Hawk and the Stone: Chapter 1
And if that link doesn't work (it will take a period of time for the file to be authorized on Indiedb), then you can grab it on our forums here

And last of all, we want to share with you the art of Chapter 1:

"Morgen's Nightmare" by Filip Wo

"Morgen sitting at a Fire" by Joan Maldonado

"The Cairns" by Bård Torkildsen


Hella long update but trust me, the story is real good.

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That story was rather insightful in terms of what is going on even though it was rather vague at points.

Also I usually skip these kinds of updates (For example I skip Star Citizen's lore updates) but since I am so much more excited for LoA and the updates are so much rarer I just end up reading everything you guys post.

Oh and did I mention the artwork is insanely good!

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I'm glad you liked it (I'm the lead writer at Epoch). Also glad you liked the illustrations; our artists did awesome work. And rest assured, these updates tie directly into Lays of Althas. At the conclusion of these chapters, we'll make an announcement that will make it all clear ;)

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Let me guess the sell sword could have been the player? Or maybe Morgen ends up meeting the player later on? I expect her parents to die thanks to the stories (games/shows/books/etc) where just about everyone dies yet for some reason I think Morgen will survive. Anyways I should probably stop guessing since all my guesses will probably just be proven wrong by the next update anyways.

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art looks really good , im glad your focusing on beautiful natural landscapes and environments like Tolkien , i always thought skyrim lacked good natural areas to explore

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Alright, this News post has been updated. Hope this format is preferable for everyone.

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