If you have not read any Tundra of Heroes before, check this post out anyway. This new writing stands on its own, though it benefits from a reading of previous material. Be sure to read the release notes before the chapter, even if you’re familiar with Tundra of Heroes! Happy Halloween!
To those who’re unfamiliar with Tundra of Heroes: welcome. You might be Night Switch readers—this is very different from Night Switch. It’s “serious business.” Installments will be longer and less frequent. There will be fewer if any anime references and internet culture jokes. Though this is less “fun” than Night Switch, I like to think it’s still entertainment, so I would encourage you to read it. As already mentioned, this new content (a new chapter of Tundra of Heroes) benefits from a reading of previous material (the prologue, chapters one through ten, and what was formerly the “epilogue”). However, it doesn’t depend on it. There are references to things mentioned previously, but they are not integral.
If you haven’t read Tundra of Heroes before, you should! But if you don’t have time to read eleven chapters now, just go with this for now.
To those who are familiar with ToH: welcome back. Those of you who voiced opinions about the story said stuff along the lines of “I hope there’s more.” Well, now you get your more, after nine and a half months or so. I’m treating the epilogue as a “Chapter 11” for numbering purposes. This Chapter 12, though, is not a continuation of Jeuni’s story—it’s the beginning of two other stories set in the same world, which ultimately will tie in with Jeuni’s story. Here’s the confusing part: they both take place before Jeuni’s story, and they take place at different times. Have fun choking on the back-and-forth and confusion ;)
To everyone reading this post: thank you for being here. I’m trying something I have not tried before (Night Switch switches perspectives, but so far all action has been chronologically linear). Before you read this, I will give you a little cheat-sheet:
1. chapters 1-10 will henceforth be referred to as “Jeuni’s story”
2. the first half of this chapter takes place approximately 70 years before Jeuni’s story
3. the second half of this chapter takes place just about 27 years before Jeuni’s story
That’s all I’m offering for now; the setting and state of the world in the two different stories should be revealed over time as you read more. Also, I intend to get my act together and offer supplementary material alongside the text—maps, art, etc. There won’t be anything at first, but there will be more than just text. I want to leverage more media in order to present the connections between the three different stories.
Enjoy, and please comment—I’m going to need a lot of feedback as I get back into writing this more “serious” stuff.