Rising Shadows

The Power of darkness is beyond imagining. The legend of the darkest shadows is surfacing. Follow the adventure of Charlie Hunter as she gets thrown into a world of the supernatural. Having found herself in poverty and in far too much debt she is forced to resort to thievery but she picked the wrong house, the wrong artefact and the wrong race of Shadow creatures to royally piss off.

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She woke in a room she didn't recognise. With the hooded bloke who had sent her on that bloody suicide mission sat across from her. "You're awake" He said. " Oh No shit Sherlock!" She snapped. "What the fuck where those things! And you know what I mean so don't lie to me" She was furious at him for sending her there. "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have sent someone with as little experience as you after the skull. I am surprised you returned with it". "That doesn't answer my question!" He nodded. " Those creatures you encountered. They're demons" She snorted and he raised an eyebrow. " You met them an yet you don't believe me?" She inclined her head " Fair point" " These demons have been on earth for longer than humans. When humans became prominent there was a massive war between the two races. You've seen the demons they're beasts of war. they were winning easily until a scientist found the skull. I don't know what happened but he unlocked its secrets. It drew in the power of the demons and all but decimated their race. The humans won and the demons took to the shadows. But the ones that survived have been forever looking for a way to return. Their leader An'graath the defiler. Also known as Lord Silus Crimson found the skull again. And a book giving him instructions on how to release the power inside it. He wants to restore his race and massacre the human one. I had to get this skull back but he has wards against my kind". He paused which she took as an opportunity. " And what is 'Your kind' ?" He pulled down his hood to reveal A bald, scarred head with dark purple skin and pure white eyes. She recoiled. "I am a half-breed. the result of... mating between humans and Shadow demons. The humans accepted us as what we were but the demons were disgusted with us... They cast us out. Some of us now live as hermits and nomads but a few of us help against the demons. We're the last and only line of defence against them... And now.. It looks like you're one of us too...

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