• Peyote Lake
  • Bighorns
  • Grizzly
  • White Anemone
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Purple Anemone
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Waterton
  • Foothills
  • Iceland
  • Red Sunset
  • White Tiger
  • Red Panda
  • Lightbeams
  • Orange Fungi
  • Grapes
  • Daenan
  • Arlayn
  • Stream
  • Alindar

Category: Heart of the Empire

Heart of the Empire (HOTE) is a work-in-progress galactic fantasy novel. This project includes artwork, character profiles, codex articles, a soundtrack, and story chapters. Most material requires a member account for access. Please read the About page for more information.

Ardrakin Lifetime

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Ardrakin Anatomy

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Character Profiles

Curious to know more about the characters in Heart of the Empire? Read the profiles below to gain a bit of insight.


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My writing is often inspired by music, and Heart of the Empire is no exception. These pieces fit with certain themes, characters, scenes, etc, making them an unofficial soundtrack for HOTE!

Character Meme

This character meme was a fun way to explore other aspects of my characters! Caution: Although the answers overall are non-canon, there is some discussion below which would be mild spoilers for several aspects of Heart of the Empire.

Choose twelve of your original characters, in no particular order. Then, answer the questions that follow, but don’t look at the questions before you pick the characters!

About Heart of the Empire

On the day of reckoning, when the wings of Drakiru fall and a purple feather seeks solitude at the cascade, a great light fills the sky and all the winds above expire.

Revolution has recently touched the face of the ardrakin empire and much is changing. Unrest plagues the Dragon temple and the royal court. Who is friend and who is foe? Daenan, a young empress, isn’t sure. Zai’al just wants to erase the damage of the past. Veovis sees a glorious future for them all. But always the prophecy looms, speaking of a great tragedy to befall the people. Many wonder: When, if at all, will it come to pass?

Elsewhere in the galaxy, Arlayn, a young eruos female, finds herself supporting a war she despises. Her outspokenness results in punishment: she is given to Enaar, a scientist who experiments on her. The damage goes deep, and when Arlayn begins having visions of events that have yet to happen and can recall memories of places she has never been, she finds herself drawn irresistibly into the war, pushed to discover what the change she has experienced means and how it ties horribly to the ardrakin prophecy.

Genre: Galactic Fantasy
Warnings: Mature Language, Situations, and Sexual Content
Status: Work-in-progress (in redevelopment)