Gemma is a happy young woman with a simple life. As a jeweler’s daughter, she doesn’t want for much, and her sleepy town is well protected, verdant, and a great hub to meet strangers with interesting quests. But growing rumors of what’s going on in the Tennison Manor just at the edge of town soon prove to be more than that, and in an instant, the peaceful world explodes.
The mundane, including any hint of the human world, has vanished. Gemma’s family and friends find themselves twisted into elves, dwarves, warforged, tieflings, orcs, and other creatures and beings previously thought to only populate fairy tales and children’s stories. With sudden access to magic and new threats once restricted to imagination, Gemma is forced to confront her family’s dangerous past to make sense of this new world.
The Echo Realms is also a homebrew D&D 5th edition podcast set in the same world, but a different time.
This is a submission for the Novelpie Magazine Contest.