How it all began
Otis half-Dwarven & other stories are stories 1-4 of my long running series. I originally started writing this series in the mid '80s. My first story was titled "The Rings of Lunarri" When I finished writing it, I did nothing with it really. It sat on a shelf until I decided to look at it years later. I rewrote it a few different times and changed the title to "Moonlords" after an agent told me no one would want a story with the word rings in it. I then wrote a story of one of my favorite character's origins, "Otis Half-Dwarven" Within the text version you see pictured to the left, I added "Moonlords" and two other stories, "Goddess of Tahrok" and "the Trillque wars"
Otis was born to a young woman who was forced to leave her childhood home in order to give birth to him, because her father didn't want a bastard moon-dwarf child being born in his home. Rozina leaves a life of luxury and goes to live with her uncle at an inn where she works day and night. She chooses to stay and raise Otis after he is born despite a letter from her mother asking her to return home, but she must leave the baby behind. Moon dwarves are despised by the majority of society because they are vile species that prey on humans and the other civilized species in Annuvin. Otis grows up strong and eventually joins a group of fighters that band together and join the defense forces. Otis is heralded as a hero after helping to save the same people that once berated him during the trillque wars.
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