legend

When the three of them fell into the doors of the inn, they were greeted by a quick look and an exasperated sigh from the innkeeper. “He is back, is he not?” the man seemingly asked the brass lamp above his head. “Every night I hope he gets himself killed, and then he comes back, […]

Volchina, the Death Spirit

Volchina, the Black Wolf, death personified, comes for everyone. Upon meeting it, men and women of Rodhina travel to the Blazhena Kray, a mythical land of the dead, where they are offered to stay and receive a reward or punishment they deserved while alive, or to return to Rodhina, a man born now as a woman, and […]

Three Spirits: Domnik, Lesnik, and Bannik

The three spirits, three brothers, are each responsible for one of the three important spheres in the household of a family in Rodhina. Domnik, the House Spirit, is a benevolent, somewhat fretty spirit that lives in the house, constantly rustling in the corners, creaking with the floorboards, and dropping things in cupboards. His brother, Lesnik, […]

Danihla died quickly. At first it seemed that his agility, swifter movements, and lighter step were giving him advantage, but first a heavy blow across his thigh cut him down, and then Naum’s sword sank into Danihla’s neck, right above the shoulder. The sound was squelching, and Ani shuddered. She had only seen one combat […]

Blota

Blota, the Marsh Hag Living in the bogs and marshes of the forests surrounding the shores of Rodhina, Blota is a malicious and treacherous creature. Some say it can take a form of a kind looking old woman, asking unsuspecting travellers for help and luring them to their death into the rancid, dark waters of […]

Yekho-Lekho

Yekho-Lekho, the Dark One from the Woods It lives in the darkness, in the woods behind the home shores of Rodhina, and it is the one who creeps from tree to a tree, holding on to the thick branches with its clawed hands and its only leg. It is watching from the top of the trees, […]