Daily Snippit: High/Second World Fantasy

Falling through a portal into another world was fun for about the first four hours.

After that, the reaction tended to sink rather quickly from disbelief to depression. Very few of the OutKingdomers came through the portals with any useful skills, and most faced a future of simple manual labor. The concept that newcomers falling through random portals was a grudgingly accepted norm was so foreign to most that the Shepherds often had to prove that the newcomer was not endowed with any god-given powers, protection, or other basic fairy tale requirements.

Often this required the death of the new arrival, but such things couldn’t be helped. Their first duty was to the kingdom, after all.

Martha Bechtel

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