Author of The Master of Planets Epic and the Nystol Cycle of short stories
Around the one thousand and 986th year of Our Lord, it is known that H.G. wrote some 50 pages about Nystol the ancient wizard-collegium. In subsequent years the manuscript got buried away in the closet of his old room. Upon rediscovery, we still possess that original manuscript and H.G. refers back to it, if only to keep the original enthusiasm. H.G. treats the original manuscript as true lore, "a dream-manuscript from the library of the soul" he says, and he interprets the milieu to be a continent lost in historical reality. "This work is not an high-fantasy unrelated to common human experience, (which is so unconvincing and common in the modernist take of the genre)." Nevertheless, H.G.'s fantasy elements are strong. "I do not deny that this manuscript was partly inspired by the writings of Gigantigax, ie. Gary Gygax, which consumed my youth, but if you have ever wondered how anyone could be drawn into such a pastime, or what possible redemptive value it might have, perhaps this book will bring you an entertaining glimpse." The story itself has certainly developed epic craftsmanship and some interesting elaborations over the years. The lore-crafting technique was developed more deeply in grad school and is strongly influenced by the great masters such as Homer, Dante, Tolkien etc. H.G. completed the insane magic system of the Nystol wizards when he was in the Latin Mass Seminary and he has been working on several short stories to incorporate into the epic. Although he is a priest now and does not have a great deal of time, H.G. has still managed to finish the first tome of the trilogy: Never leave Your Monastery, the Apocalyptic quest of Brother Horwick. That is enough of an entertaining tale in itself, but he says he thinks that he will continue the story-line and work a second and third book, which already take shape...
description of the first book:
MASTER OF PLANETS trilogy BOOK I: The young monk Horwick 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 Horwick 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 Horwick: The Kingdoms of the Furthreach are turning away from the light of the Ancientmost, and flirting with darkness. Half-elves capture a runaway monk hoping to recruit him for their quest. The monk however must discover his own quest: the restoration of his sacred calling. But can he stop the conspiracy of The Inversus, ready to ferment after centuries, and the s... 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....