CHAPTER 30 – II Something was up. Stievo had never just checked out for this long before. Aricame knew that … More


CHAPTER 30 (1985-1991) – I Stievo arrived in Portland in the late evening, weary and ready for a place to … More


CHAPTER 29 – III Waters crash against the rock, pulverizing whatever has the misfortune of being caught in between The … More


CHAPTER 29 – II Stievo did not take this latest religious distraction as cerebrally as did his opponent. Shanta’s shenanigans … More


CHAPTER 29 (1979-1984) – I Aricame and Glendan were once again engaged in one of their late night whiskey-fueled strategizing … More

Water and Rock

CHAPTER 28 – III Within the framework of human society, the two most expansive and powerful inventions in history (up … More


CHAPTER 28 – II It was true that Aricame had more human followers (at his disposal) than ever before. It … More

Inward Outward

CHAPTER 28 (1975-1978) – I After three decades of competition against his Other, the Champion of Dark was the strongest … More


CHAPTER 27 – III It was summer in the south: muggy and buggy. The sweaty sheets at midnight were as … More


CHAPTER 27 – II The plan had been going swimmingly. Stievo was quite pleased with the degree to which Aricame … More

Magic Box

CHAPTER 27 (1970-1975) – I Evan Tim was a real piece of work. He had always been secretive about his … More

Mushroom Cloud

CHAPTER 26 – III The plan was so simple, so elegant, and best of all, it didn’t link directly back … More


CHAPTER 26 – II Like his rival, Stievo struggled with the outcome of the San Francisco confrontation. Was he not … More


CHAPTER 26 (1963-1969) – I The two great Champions had been circling each other for a decade and a half. … More