These are the Iron Teeth. This is the north proper, the very knife edge of civilization. Here among the stark mountains and endless forests there are undiscovered treasures, amongst countless unmarked graves. Here, monsters stalk the night and outlaws gather. It is the land of the desperate and the foolish. A land of singular wonders and crushing horror.
Here dwells Myagnoir the Doom of Coroulis, the Great Drake, the City Killer, the Greatest Enemy of Man. His coming sealed the North’s decline that the wars of the south begun, and shattered all hopes of safety from those wars’ depredations. Amongst the icy ruins of the once great Coroulis he rules unchallenged.
Here the Forest People wait and plot their revenge on the kingdoms of men. Those that drove them from their ancestral homes, but whose once unmatched power now wanes. Amongst all this simple people struggle to survive and carve out new lives for themselves far from the greed and wrath of kings.
Now arrives a newcomer, a captive, a slave, a goblin, a spark onto tinder. The North shall burn, and only time will tell what rises from the ashes.
All Blacknail the goblin ever wanted was to live a peaceful life in his sewer home, and eat as much as he could fit in his stomach. He certainly never asked to be captured and whisked away to the far off Iron Teeth Mountains. There, Blacknail is taken in and made a servant by the outlaw Herad and her crew of bandits.
Among the monster filled forests and snow peaked mountains of the North he will grow into something far more than a simple goblin. As the world around him slides into ruin Blacknail will fight to survive, and learn to live with the men and women of the North. When an ancient evil rises Blacknail will be there to meet it, and leave his mark on the world forever.
However, first he has to get over his crippling fear of trees, and survive in a place where everything considers him to be the perfect size for a quick snack…
The Iron Teeth is a online story or web serial, that is updated weekly Sundays and sometimes on Wednesdays. Each update will be between 3000 and 4000 words. It contains mature themes such as: violence, sexual content, and foul language.
I was inspired to write this by other web serials especially the Worm web serial by Wildbow. For even more details and information on characters and the setting see our dark fantasy story’s TvTropes page. Feel free to add to it.
This story is by me, ClearMadness. That’s a pen name because I’m shy. I live in Ontario, Canada and love world building. The world of the Iron Teeth is just one of many little pocket universes bouncing around in my head. I hope you enjoy it.
Commissioned from Carlos Cara at https://uva.carbonmade.com/
Alfred Bierstadt, Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California, 1868