“MYSTRYAL” ANNOUNCEMENT

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Q~ WHAT IS “MYSTRYAL”?

A~ The answer is two fold.

1: Mystryal (Pronounced “Miss-tree-ahl”) is a book series that I am writing. Think “The Elder Scrolls meets Murder She Wrote” and you’ll get a general idea of the concept we’re working with here.

2: Mystryal is the name of a detective agency/academy that exists in the fictional world of Oneuywa (“Oh-new-ye-wa”) and serves as an impartial seeker of justice in a fractured world.

Q~ “The Elder Scrolls meets Murder She Wrote??” WHAT DRUGS ARE YOU TAKING, AND CAN I HAVE SOME?

A~ No Drugs. Just IMAGINATION!! The world in the Mystryal books is what happens when a combination of a lot of random old works of mine that never really got off the ground suddenly roll up together into one giant thing when someone on a forum randomly asks why nobody’s done a Noir style rewrite of an anime arc, and then spontaneously takes off into another dimension and shifts not into anything fanficy, but actually something that I’ve never seen done before: A Modern Murder Mystery novel set in a pure magical/fantasy world. Sure you’ve got things like The Dresden Files that deal with the supernatural in a cop setting. But what if modern technology didn’t exist? *COULD* a modern style murder mystery story be told without technology, instead initially replaced by magic? What kind of world would this situation create?

Q~ SO WHAT KIND OF WORLD ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE?

A~ Oneuywa is home to many various species of creatures- just to name a few, Dragons, Werewolves, Elves, and yes, even a few humans– and while the various races don’t always see eye to eye, they generally live in peace with each other. Sure, Murder, Corruption, and Crime still exist, but that’s why you have the Mystryal Agency to help keep the peace.

{ALSO: keep in mind that those character designs are simply concept art atm. They’re not finalized, but they give a general idea of what to expect.)

Q~ WHEN WILL IT BE OUT?

A~ That doesn’t really have a definite answer right now. This is mainly a “This is what I’m working on” post, so even if it seems like I’m not working on anything, but I say I am, it’ll be because of this.

I’m hoping to get the main novels published- in the sense that if you want to buy it, you can do such either in bookstores or online- but if that falls through I’ll be resorting to the easy way and posting it on places like Archive of Our Own. I want this out there and in the wild! But there’s no real time stamp on when it’ll be out, but I’ll be keeping you all appraised on updates! 🙂

TL;DR: Cal is working on a Fantasy Murder Mystery Novel Series!

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