Heroes of Anodos

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By Nila Patel and Nila Patel: Fictioneer. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Lachenhut flew out toward the creature first. Overclock and Keo hovered in the air, at the ready, but hanging back as our red-capped leader had requested.

I watched it all through that little drone’s cameras. Silly, I had called it, ever since Overclock overproudly announced he had built something for the team. And yet, Max Speed was there for his team, when I could not be. I was laid up at headquarters, my powers drained, while my team faced the biggest challenge they had ever faced together. Biggest, in every sense of the word. Trudging toward the city was a giant creature with the head of a fly and the body of…a person almost. All we could tell was that it was a living thing, not some kind of machine. And it had just appeared out of thin air in the eastern harbor and started making its way to shore.

A robot, a power-shifting merman, a redcap, a brilliant drone, and a strong-man who’s lost his strength face the biggest threat their city has seen.

Genre: Science Fiction

Tags: Anodos City, chromollage, faere folk, Keo, Lachenhut, Lorgnon, Max Speed, Mister Sarcomere, Overclock, redcap

Literary Influences: I took the name Anodos from a fairy tale written by George MacDonald, Phantastes, in which the main character is a young man named…Anodos. I read the story long ago. I don’t recall understanding any of the subtext. I just remember it as a story of someone wandering through another realm.

CREDITSStory: “Heroes of Anodos” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel Episode Art: “Heroes of Anodos” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel

Music: “Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Andrew Sitkov (MuzStation Game Music)* “The Superiority” “Abstract Experimental Track #2 (looped)” “Unknown Terrain” “Dark Side” “Prepare for Battle” “Casual Arcade Track #3 (looped)” “A&C Percussion Loop #3 (Fast Version)” “A&C Percussion Loop #3”

Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)* “Prisma” “Ghost hacker” “Paradigm” “Lost in the maze”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Nicholas Jeudy and Andrew Sitkov is licensed from GameDev Market Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net Find more music by Nicholas Jeudy and Andrew Sitkov at gamedevmarket.net Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com

Instagram: @storyfeather Email: nila@storyfeather.com

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