Chapter I - The Ingval States

by The Blue Salamander

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Chapter I – The Invgal States

1st of TSA, 2531 Horas

Though twenty years have passed since the last war between Nostria and Andergast, I cannot help but feel my scholar’s vestments make ill-equipment for this wild and battle-torn land. Though the wounds to the twin kingdoms have healed, their scars reveal themselves plainly as my mount makes its way along the king’s road. Trees still grow young where they were lumbered for fortification. Ivy finds grip in rusted swordhilts, buried beneath the mud, as its roots draw life from the brave hands which once held to them.

The music of these neighboring lands – as a challenge to my soft Horasian ears to tell apart as their inhabitants would swear otherwise – befit their weary and prideful natures. It is the music of an older, fiercer age, one the likes of which other lands have grown from long ago. To these drumbeats and the cry of these flutes once marched the armies of these sad plains. No doubt, it was the memory of the remorseful strings of their harps, which sounded through their minds as they passed over the green, bloody hill, and gazed down upon their foes.

It is a land of soldiers and heroes, old wounds and the promise of a brighter, more noble future.

Its story can be told in music.


released February 1, 2017



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The Blue Salamander Dresden, Germany

Kris "Astartus" Flacke, avid gamer and composer from Dresden, already composed for projects like "Homestuck" and "Eragon".
The Chronicles of the Blue Salamander are his first solo project: a soundtrack series, fine-tuned for use at the gaming table, primarily for the game "The Dark Eye", but just as ideal for other systems.
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