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We Will Draw Near

Zombie Eve, Vervain-Vanity

Released:
Nov 11, 2010
Last Updated:
Nov 1, 2013
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy

(This series is currently on Hiatus!)

At the end of days, a bastion of civilization emerges to stand against the world's decay known as the grand city of Romae. Underneath the grandeur of Romae rests the heart of its people, shackled to slum districts lit by candles and drowning in the shadow of the aristocracy. One such man carrying the torch for humanity, Desmonde, a wayward vigilante against the demonic threat lurking at the city's borders, stands to fight where none would dare to. And yet for all his grand plans, he unwittingly rescues the youngest son of the Prime Minister and is made his bodyguard at the front lines of the city's defense! Forced to become a tool of the aristocracy, Desmonde has choices to make and the decisions will shape the world he knows in the hopes of a better tomorrow. But therein he may lose himself in the conflict of others and find that tomorrow was better off never coming at all.

AVAILABLE CHAPTERS IN ENGLISH: 24 of 24

CHAPTER1:

A Chanceless Encounter

RELEASED:Nov 11, 2010

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (18 of 18)

The Grand City of Romae – One of the final sanctuaries left standing for mankind as Earth struggles to break from the clutches of the Hells. As tensions within the aristocracy and government run high, those left without a fortune to their name are shunned and left to fend for themselves in the scarcely sheltered slums. Slaying stray demons and rescuing damsels in distress was all in a night’s work for Desmonde, the self-proclaimed defender of the broken city slums. However, he could never guess that what started out as a routine evening would eventually set the stage for a meeting ready to change the fate of the city forever...

CHAPTER2:

Class

RELEASED:Dec 9, 2010

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde finds himself in not only the wealthiest district of Romae, but in the Prime Minister's Royal Estate...! Forced to endure his newfound companion a little longer, he decides to make the most of it. Especially if its at poor Claude's expense!

CHAPTER3:

Politics

RELEASED:Jan 9, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde and Claude are about to find themselves in over their heads with their attempts to trick Claude's older brother Raphael. But how will the Prime Minister react? In "Politics", Desmonde faces the likelihood of being thrown from the Imperial Estate, arrested, or worse... made to become the new lackey of the very indescribable Ambassador of Romae.

CHAPTER4:

Music From the Earth

RELEASED:Feb 9, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde is set out on a test to prove his worth as a high-ranking Guardian for Romae, a title of no small merit. But when he finds he has some unexpected company along for the ride and encounters a little more than anyone could hope to handle, he inadvertantly arouses some unwanted interest! Desmonde's ego may end up getting the best of him when the earth itself begins to sing!

CHAPTER5:

The Earth's Answer

RELEASED:Mar 13, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde and Claude are in far more trouble then they could imagine-- A Demonic General seems to have taken interest in the earth surrounding the city of Romae! Just when Desmonde thought all he had to do was investigate and then come home a hero after squashing a few earth demons, the predatory Kasdeya seems like he's going to be more than either hero could have imagined!

CHAPTER6:

Hell Tree

RELEASED:Apr 10, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde and the Demon General Kasdeya match words and leave many mysteries still unsolved. Whatever he intended to do in being so close to the city of Romae remains unknown to both Claude and Desmonde. But the real reason for the Earth's demonic presence may very well be due the Hell Tree that dwells in the Western Hells. A real danger begins to emerge from the depths...

CHAPTER7:

A Humble Beginning

RELEASED:May 9, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde returns home to find a less than thoughtful welcome upon his arrival. True, he's made it this far without screwing up but he always has Cam around to remind him of the possibility. Being left with warm wishes, he finds newfound determination in his placement in Silverdale but returns to witness Claude's bratty rival... And naturally places himself right in the middle.

CHAPTER8:

Two of Swords

RELEASED:Jun 8, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde realizes that there's more to being a Guardian than simply tolerating their rules of etiquette. Encountering none other than the very brash, young and boastful Ambrose, he finds that not only will he have to tolerate future monarchs but also endure their total lack of tolerance for him! Ever reminded of his place, Desmonde eagerly awaits his next mission. Even if it means having to deal with not one bratty prince but two!

CHAPTER9:

The Perils of Flight

RELEASED:Jul 8, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

The new mission begins! Destined for the industrialized city of York via airship, Desmonde and Claude find themselves increasingly at odds with one another. Even with the prospect of a new adventure in a far away land it seems unlikely either will ever get along at this rate.Awaiting them is the cynical gunsmith Avdima and the very suspicious and analytical Lazarus.

CHAPTER10:

Victory Hearth

RELEASED:Aug 9, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

When it seems all the happy reunions have concluded, Avdima delivers the new mission to Claude and Desmonde. Even with the lurking threat that this particular mission bears for the unlikely pair, far worse lies in the name of greed for yet another seeking to unravel hidden travesties lingering within the mercantile businesses of York. It seems demons may still yet lurk in human skin or worse yet, they compell men to villainy and betrayal the likes of which innocence may yet succumb and leave all at a loss...

CHAPTER11:

Forewarning

RELEASED:Sep 8, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Edgar seems to mean serious business. Whatever trouble Avdima has gotten into, with or without asking, Desmonde tries to lend his expert assistance! Unfortunately, assistance like that results with making their mission in York even more important and dangerous than ever imagined. And just who is this Edgar anyway? Back home in Romae, Ambassador Laurent has great ideas for making sure his face is known at the 30th Annual Winter Solstice Ball. But whether or not Desmonde and Claude will even make it home with stakes so high remains to be seen!

CHAPTER12:

Precipitation

RELEASED:Oct 8, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Chaos in the form of a torrential storm strikes York hard! By some strange circumstance the Tempest demon Desmonde planned on hunting out the next day turns up within the city and devastates the populace. Any chance for a peaceful visit to the industrialized city is long since gone.

CHAPTER13:

Debt Paid

RELEASED:Nov 8, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Finally out of the city, Desmonde confronts the Tempest monster front-on! But he won't be facing it alone, not when Lazarus reminds Claude of just what his father had in his arsenal back when the Four Great Slayers rocked across the plains. Maybe not all hope is lost, not in the name of explosions and a sudden deviation in the works!

CHAPTER14:

Griffin

RELEASED:Dec 9, 2011

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Defeated, the true monster behind the attacks on York reveals his intentions and promises vengeance. Avdima reveals the truth behind her shattered history with the Four Great Slayers and with it, Claude learns a lesson in trust and understanding and maybe, just maybe, he will learn to accept Desmonde as a friend. After all, time does not heal all wounds.

CHAPTER15:

Upon Return

RELEASED:Jan 8, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Returning to Romae right before the ball, Claude and Desmonde are met with enthusiasm and praise for the stories that travelled from York to greet them. But there still lies questions that trouble Claude, still enough for him to fear what the answers to those questions may be.

CHAPTER16:

Solstitium

RELEASED:Jan 16, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Preparations for the ball are well underway… and yet Desmonde has reason to be concerned. He has a lot to learn in so little time and with so many people expecting him to behave how a proper guardian should, he ends up asking for assistance from someone very unexpected. Whether or not he survives learning the proper etiquette of how to behave at a ball is another matter entirely.

CHAPTER17:

The Decorum of Dance

RELEASED:Feb 17, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

With the ball only a day away, Dionte has taken it upon himself to teach Desmonde the finer points of social etiquette; namely, the art of dance. But with their failure to see eye to eye and settle their differences, will the lesson run smoothly before the sudden arrival of the much feared Lady Estelle?

CHAPTER18:

Waltz of Devils

RELEASED:Mar 16, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (17 of 17)

Desmonde's fever reaches a boiling point alongside his growing impatience with Dionte's badgering. Lessons cast aside in favor of finally settling their score, the Ambassador realizes he may very well regret ever underestimating the new Guardian...

CHAPTER19:

Impact

RELEASED:Apr 13, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (16 of 16)

Desmonde awakens after his unusual bout with the Ambassador, only to find that he can barely recall any of the events that day. Meanwhile, Constantin's wife, the uptight Lady Estelle, has arrived in the Romae Estate with the mysterious and quiet Claudia. Tensions are high, and an increasingly spiteful Dionte isn't making things any easier...

CHAPTER20:

Winter Solstice

RELEASED:May 22, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (16 of 16)

Desmonde is thrust into the Winter Solstice Ball at long last. Despite all preparations in etiquette and blending with the aristocracy, he is painfully out of place. Solace is found in the strange appearance of the ambassador's gardener who seems strangely not like anything Desmonde dreamed to be possible. And when they heated murmur of his placement at the ball festers too much, he decides to make this ball a night no aristocratic heart will forget.

CHAPTER21:

Machinations

RELEASED:Jul 22, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (16 of 16)

While many of the nobles seem distressed with Desmonde's actions, their tune is swayed with renewed excitement for the ceremony at hand. An announcement from the Prime Minister as well as a promise for things to come lends for a reminder of the pride that the wealthier citizens of Romae have in their fair city. However there is also the reminder of other promises and plans that may yet bring the people of Romae to their knees. Misery brims on the horizon and while the nobles are able to overlook it, Desmonde begins to feel incredibly uneasy... and with excellent reason.

CHAPTER22:

Winterfall

RELEASED:Sep 23, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (16 of 16)

There are many stories throughout the history of mankind where demons intervene in the lives of men. But when demons are no longer metaphors for the horrors faced; some begin to listen with clarity to the words offered and the promises that are made. Even in the bitter cold of winter's exhale, small embers of change begin to burst across the horizon. What it means for the City of Romae is yet to be seen...

CHAPTER23:

Within the Dawn

RELEASED:Dec 2, 2012

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (16 of 16)

The strange events of the ball are over, but Raphael is still affected. What was the strange apparition which left him bedridden? Meanwhile, the Ambassador sets a plan in motion to expunge Desmonde from the upper-class of Romae for good...

CHAPTER24:

Determination

RELEASED:Jan 7, 2013

LAST UPDATED:Nov 1, 2013

BLANKS STATUS:Missing (16 of 16)

Even when planning a secret attack on the city, menial tasks can't be avoided. As the allocated hired help, Darius is sent to Silverdale to take care of the shopping, only to discover that the circling fleet of the hot-headded demon Iris Red might not be the only hellish presence causing trouble for Romae...

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