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C. E. Rocco
An unfortunate birthing in Wisconsin, eventually lead to a migration to Minnesota where he resides today with his loving wife and two adventurous, and energetic, children. He started out his writing career with Dragon Roots magazine to take the place of Dragon and Dungeon Magazine in the printed format and now hopes to fulfill a life long dream to share the written word from creative juices flowing within.
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Missing Pieces I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, & VIII
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Ames Augustus Rocco & Joss'Lynn Epic Rocco
Ames Augustus Rocco, age eleven, and his endearing and not-at-all annoying sister Joss’Lynn Epic Rocco, age eight, were both born into a loving family in St. Paul Minnesota. They love to play Skylanders, Legos and recently Dungeons and Dragons. When not pestering their parents you can find them enjoying the great outdoors slaying zombies with sticks or playing on their iPads.
Ames is looking forward to honors math in middle school and one day returning to Gen Con. Jossy is very excited to be starting third grade next year in the same school as her big brother and enjoys dancing (which she will readily do for you if you ask).
Both children are taking an active interest in Daddy’s writing career and were inspired to write their own first short story while watching an episode of Sponge Bob Square Pants.
The story that inspired them from the popular children’s show went like this:
This is the story of the ugly barnacle. The barnacle was so ugly that everyone died.
The End.
Contributions
Missing Pieces III, IV, V, VI, VII, & VIII
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Maxwell Alexander Drake
Drake wrote his first novel nearly thirty years ago when he was twelve. A lovely piece of fiction titled The Warlord's Dust. While the world will never see this work (it was, after all, written by a twelve-year-old), the love of storytelling never left him. He's been professionally writing for about ten years, working for both large and small companies. He's done everything from being the Lead Fiction Writer for a massive video game from Sony titled EverQuest Next, all the way down to self-publishing some of his own work. He's worked as a novelist, graphic novelist, been a playwright for movies, TV, and stage, as well as being a tie-in writer for both the video and table-top gaming markets.
Contributions
Missing Pieces I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, & VIII
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Website: MaxwellAlexanderDrake.com
Website: DrakeU.com
Facebook: AuthorMaxwellAlexanderDrake
Twitter: @MaxwellADrake
             
C.S. Marks
C.S. Marks, author of the beloved Elfhunter series, is a lifelong horsewoman. Her equine characters stand among the best in fantasy--an outstanding example of “write what you know.”
When not writing, she is most likely found riding the long trail on a fast horse, or shooting arrows from the back of a fast horse.
Contributions
Missing Pieces I, II, III, IV, VII, & VIII
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Website: CSMarks.com
Website: elfhunter.net
Facebook: Alterra.CSMarks
Twitter: @CSMarks_Alterra
         
V.J. Waks
She writes.
A lot.
Come; see.
Contributions
Missing Pieces I, II, VII, & VIII
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Website: vjwaks.com
Facebook: VJ Waks Writer's Page
       
Catherine Fitzsimmons
After working for a number of evil empires, Catherine decided toforgo things like a salary and regular human interaction to start a business. She lives near Toronto, Ontario with her husband,daughter, and a grey tabby who is far more interested in playing catch than landing on his feet. You can find Catherine and her books Enduring Chaos, Halcyon, and Aurius at the Brain Lag table in Authors Avenue at Gen Con.
Contributions
Missing Pieces II, III, V, VII, & VIII
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Website: thejinx.wordpress.com
       
J.R. Dwornik
Born on a Groundhog’s Day a few decades ago, and raised with the repeated viewings of the original Star Wars movies, the author developed a taste for fantastical stories and worlds. He had a healthy appetite for science fiction stories which soon led to othergenres and a large collection of paperbacks on the shelf.
His day job remains a more monotonous world of numbers, paper and procedures but it has allowed the author to travel through many different countries and cultures including Chile, Australia and into the Arctic Circle for extended periods of time.
When not travelling, the author makes his home in southern Ontario, Canada, where he lives happily with his wife and daughter. He spends much of his free
Contributions
Missing Pieces VII, & VIII
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Website: brain-lag.com
       
Christine Haggerty
Christine Haggerty is an award-winning author of dark fantasy and horror. She finds magic in everything, from the shadows under the bed to the rustle of aspen leaves. Growing up on a rural farm, she had many adventures roaming around and playing with sticks and imaginary things until it was too dark to play outside.
Now she works at a bar as a whisky ninja, manages a financial office, and writes stories. She lives with her three children, two dogs, and two cats in the mountains of Utah. She still plays with sticks, roams around until dark, and always tells the truth.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VII, & VIII
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Website: christinehaggertyauthor.com
             
Karl Rademacher
Karl Rademacher is an information security specialist and computer forensic analyst by day, and an avid writer by night. He is the former chief editor of a Governors State University’s newspaper “The Innovator” and staff writer for the Independent Music Network. He founded Silver Pen in 2009, which is a 501(C)3 charity dedicated to creative writer education. He is the publisher and managing editor of Silver Blade Magazine.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VII & VIII
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Website: silverpenwriters.org
Facebook: facebook.com/carl.rademacher
Website: silverblade.net
Website: silverpenwriters.org
       
Alvin G. Burstein
I am a retired psychoanalyst and emeritus professor of psychology. My wife, a native New Orleansian, and I moved from East Tennessee to the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain ten years ago. I am a former faculty member and the librarian at the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center and a movie reviewer for Psychology Times. My wife and I are committed Francophiles, especially fond of the Southwest of France, home of my wife’s forebears.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VIII
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Website: web.utk.edu/~burstein/
         
Jay Erickson
Jay Erickson grew up in the Midwest before joining the United States Air Force at the age of nineteen, as an aircraft mechanic. During his active tour, he earned two Associates’ degrees in Computer Applications and Aerospace Maintenance. In 2001, he separated from active service and became an Air Force Reservist. Since that time, he has held a variety of jobs from working at a casino, to crane operation, to masonry. Even with a myriad of different careers, though, writing has been his primary interest and hobby. As an avid reader, he has always held a deep love for Fantasy and Science Fiction. It was a natural fit for his writing. Now he’s taking that hobby one step further by joining a publishing team and releasing the novel series, BLOOD WIZARD CHRONICLES for others to read. Other credits include: BLOOD WIZARD CHRONICLES NOVELLAS: STORMWIND (2015),DARK CONSORT (2016) and the short story PAST DUE, which was an 84th Annual Writer’s Digest runner-up. Mr. Erickson resides in Northwest Indiana with his wife and two children.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VII & VIII
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Website: authorjayerickson.com
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Peter Lewia
Peter Lewia is chaotic good and has enjoyed a diverse career in sales, hospitality, and education. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife and family.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VI, VII & VIII
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Facebook: Ameron-Chronicles
       
Roger Sicely
Roger Sicely is a lawful good retired non-commissioned officer in the US Army and currently works as a systems analyst with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Indianapolis, Indiana. He shares a castle with his wife and children not far from the capitol city.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VI, VII & VIII
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Facebook: Ameron-Chronicles
       
Nathan Marchand
Nathan Marchand hails from northeast Indiana. He’s loved speculative fiction since his quality time with Dad was watching Star Trek reruns as a child. He discovered his talent for writing in middle school when he was assigned to write a “fanciful story,” so he wrote about his toys coming to life and fighting each other. After refining his talent at Taylor University Fort Wayne. Nathan’s first novel, Pandora’s Box, was published in 2010. Currently, he’s the co-creator of the ongoing post-apocalyptic contemporary fantasy serial Children of the Wells (www.ChildrenoftheWells.com) and the co-host of the podcast Kaijuvision Radio. When not writing, he enjoys other creative endeavors like photography, acting, making YouTube videos, ballroom dancing, and occasionally saving the world.
Contributions
Missing Pieces V, VI, VII & VIII
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Website: NathanJSMarchand.com
           
Rhonda Zatezalo
Rhonda is a professional writer and graphic designer from northwest Indiana. Her nonfiction work can be found in numerous trade journals for the welding industry. Her first published fiction, set in her Vargen universe, will be released in 2017. When not at her computer, she can be found in the garden pulling weeds, in the studio painting, or reading in the library, unless she’s elsewhere entirely on some adventure.
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Missing Pieces VIII
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Website: rhondazatezalo.com
Facebook: Rhondaz Author
Twitter: @rhondazatezalo
       
Paul Lell
Paul Lell was born and raised in and around Denver, Colorado, Paul has been telling stories (some true, some not so much) for most of his life. This trait led to an early adoption of role playing games and a life-long love of the written word. An abrupt change of career in 2007 gave him the opportunity to publish his first novel, and he’s been at it ever since; trying to outdo himself with each new book.
Currently residing in Westminster, Colorado (he never did make it far from where he began), with his family; a wife, two sons, a giant dog, and two giant cats, he writes daily, reads everything he can, and works on refining his stories, and games at all hours.
Contributions
Missing Pieces III, IV, V, VI, VII & VIII
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Website: Kalijor Press
       
Robert Neal Geiger
Robert Neal Geiger has spent most of his known existence in the Midwestern United States. He enjoys such activities as reading fiction, appreciating music, collecting comic books, and playing tabletop games. In 2013, Robert self-published his first fantasy novel, The Ebony Alliance, along with a collection of novellas set in the same fictional realm entitled Razor Lands & Other Tales. He later returned to this imagined world with his second novel The Pyramids of Norshore. Already at work writing his third stand-alone novel, Robert expects to release Unseen Echelon in the summer of 2018.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VI, VII & VIII
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Facebook: Robert Geiger
           
Tracy Chowdhury
Tracy R. Chowdhury was born in the small town of Tunkhannock Pennsylvania in 1975 and moved to Cincinnati Ohio when she was twelve years old. Growing up, she was an avid reader, especially of fantasy and science fiction, and she loved to write. She attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and studied her other passion, Biology. She graduated in 2002 and worked in cancer research for several years. During that time she picked up her love for writing again, and in 2005, her first book, Shadow Over Shandahar- Child of Prophecy, was put into print. With the help of her co-author, Ted Crim, the sequel was published two years later. Tracy’s first short story was published in Missing Pieces – Volume 1, a tale called A Simple Twist of Fate.
Tracy currently lives in Montgomery, Ohio. She is married with four children, a big dog, and two hairless cats, and three ferrets. She runs a thriving real estate business with her husband, and in her 'spare' time she continues to write and promote her books. In 2011 the novels were picked up by a small press, and her original duology was re-mastered and separated into smaller volumes to make a series. More books have followed, as well as several short stories.
Contributions
Missing Pieces I, II, III, & IV
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Website: worldofshandahar.com
Facebook: Tracy Jellison Chowdhury
Twitter: Tri Moon Eclipse
           
K.R. Bourgoine
K.R.Bourgoine lives in New York City with his wife, his two sons, and their dog named, Nugget. He is an avid gamer, both of tabletop and video games. Some might say that he spends far too much time playing Minecraft with his boys, but he would actually say he doesn’t play enough.
He has written and published many short stories and novellas, some of them including Macal or Lalliard. He has also written several stories with Gary Gygax, about Gord the Rogue, which is one of his proudest accomplishments. Additionally he wrote 4 other very short stories for Gary fantasy magazine, Lejends.
He also co-wrote the non-fiction computer title Build the Ultimate Gaming PC published with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in 2005.
Besides playing games he enjoys making them. He has released Adventurer the Card Game with two expansions, and several add-ons. The game features an adult Macal, Aeria, Izgar and Lalliard.
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Missing Pieces II, & VII
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Website: Adventurergame.com
Facebook: K. R. Bourgoine
Facebook: The First Fable
         
Brian Pettera
My name is Brian Pettera. I write Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi and any sub-genres that fall under them. I was published for the first time in ’08. I am a prolific reader of SciFi, Fantasy, & Thrillers especially those with a historical bent. I’m a dinosaur of a long time gamer. I live in Northern Illinois. Single but with a wonderful daughter Cassie. I live in suffrage of my two cats, Gizmo, and Oreo who whisper new ideas to me in my dreams.
I have previously had five short stories and two novellas published. My current projects are a SciFi Christmas story YA book (finished), a YA Pirate Fantasy/time travel novel (50%done), an Urban Fantasy wrapped around a biblical good vs. evil story. Sort of like the “Sword of Shannara” meets “The Omen” (In plotting stage). My main long-term project is continuing the Rock and Pirate Ted adventures and as of 6/1/2016 I’m about 67k in to their first full length novel.
Contributions
Missing Pieces II, IV, & VII
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Website: brian-pettera.livejournal
Facebook: Brian Pettera
         
Thomas Gondolfi
Thomas Gondolfi is the author of the Toy Wars series, and the CorpGov Chronicles. He is a father of three, consummate gamer (board or role-playing) and loving husband. Tom also claims to be a Renaissance man and certified flirt. He also happens to be an April Fools baby born in 1963. Raised as a military brat, he
Raised as a military brat, he spend the first twenty years of his life moving to a new place every few years giving him a unique perspective on most regions of the United states.
Educated as an electrical engineer and working in high tech for over twenty years, Tom has also worked as a cook, motel manager, most phases of home construction, volunteer firefighter for eight years, and even as the personal caregiver to a quadriplegic.
Thomas founded TANSTAAAFL Press (www.tanstaaflpress.com) four years ago in the Pacific Northwest. TANSTAAFL Press now publishes the novels of four authors and will begin an anthology series later this year.
Contributions
Missing Pieces IV, V, VI, & VII
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Website: tanstaaflpress.com
Facebook: Thomas Gondolfi
         
Eric Menge
Eric Menge is an author, editor, game-designer, and intermittent attorney. He has designed adventures, written articles, and acted as a campaign administrator for Wizards of the Coast. Most recently, he co-authored Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue, an award-nominated RPG supplement. He has served as a telecommunications attorney for the U.S. Small Business Administration and then in private practice where he represented wireless telecom companies and broadcasters. Eric lives in Virginia with his linguistic wife and a daughter who is doing her best to ruin his productivity through sheer cuteness. Eric was born in March 1972.
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Missing Pieces VII
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Website: mythmakers.com
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Edward J. Russell
Edward J Russell is an author, dreamer, and kitchen table creator. He has written three novels, The Dead Infested: Second Bane, The Dead Infested: Malignancy the first two books in a zombie thriller series, and Kaltra: The Return the first book in a fantasy action adventure. He has written two pick your path books, Dungeon Crawlers 1st level and 2nd level where kids get to decide their own fate, and a collection of short stories Flaws and Claws with two scary and two funny stories. He has also compiled and edited two anthologies Mammoth Monster Mayhem a book about the giant monsters from 1950’s sci-fi, and Stone Tails four stories centered around Gargoyles. He has a blog and website. All of his books can be found on Amazon.
Contributions
Missing Pieces V, VI, & VII
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Website: edwardjrussell.com
Facebook: Edward J Russell
         
Deanna Fugett
While Deanna Fugett isn’t writing or connecting with others via social media, she can be found cleaning up after playing with her four kids or cooking dinner rubbing her husband’s shoulders, because she’s nice like that. Her favorite TV shows are Once Upon a Time and Arrow, and she frequently revisits every nerd’s favorite show, Firefly. She might even have a weird crush on Simon.
She secretly enjoys writing more than reading *gasp*. Deanna has an endless TBR list and has numerous books she’s reading lying around the house. None of which she can find time to finish. Occasionally, she plays Narnia with her eleven year old son, pretending to be Susan at the archery range, while enjoying quality time with her boy, bows and arrows.
Deanna is off-the-wall excited about her debut novel coming out with Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing this year, a YA Dystopian called Ending Fear. It is the first novel in the Gliding Lands series, and she really hopes you will buy it and enjoy every second of it.
She hopes you will look her up on social media.
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Missing Pieces VII
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Website: love2readlove2writepublishing.com
Facebook: Deanna Fugett Author
           
Chris Jackson
From the sea to the stars, Chris A. Jackson’s stories take you to the far reaches of the imagination. Raised on the back deck of a fishing boat and trained as a marine biologist, he became sidetracked by a career in biomedical research, but regained his heart and soul in 2009 when he and his wife Anne left the dock aboard the 45-foot sailboat Mr Mac to cruise the Caribbean and write fulltime. With his nautical background, writing sea stories seemed inevitable for Chris. His acclaimed Scimitar Seas nautical fantasies won three consecutive Gold Medals in the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards. His Pathfinders Tales from Paizo Publishing combine high-seas combat and romance set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Not to be outdone, Privateer Press released Blood & Iron, a swashbuckling novella set in the Iron Kingdoms. Chris’ repertoire also includes the award-winning and Kindle best-selling Weapon of Flesh Series, the contemporary urban fantasy Dragon Dreams, as well as additional fantasy novels, the humorous sci fi Cheese Runners trilogy of novellas, and numerous short stories.
Contributions
Missing Pieces III, IV, & VI
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Website: jaxbooks.com
Facebook: chrisjackson
Twitter: @ChrisJackson1
           
James H. Peterson III
James H. Peterson III is the author of “Continuous Creation," the first book in “The Complete Revelation of Mick and Keith” trilogy.
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Missing Pieces VI
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Website: theinfinityplane.com
Facebook: James H. Peterson III
Facebook: The Infinity Plane Press
         
L. Andrew Cooper
L. Andrew Cooper scribbles horror: novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines as well as the 2014 anthology of experimental shorts Leaping at Thorns. He also co-edited and contributed to the anthologies Imagination Reimagined (2014) and Reel Dark (2015). His most recent book about film, Dario Argento (2012), examines the maestro’s movies from the 70s to the present. Cooper’s other works on horror include his non-fiction study Gothic Realities (2010), a co-edited textbook, Monsters (2012), and recent essays that discuss 2012’s Cabin in the Woods (2014) and 2010’s A Serbian Film (in press, 2015?). His B.A. is from Harvard, Ph.D. from Princeton. Louisville locals might recognize him from his year-long stint as WDRB-TV’s “movie guy.”
Contributions
Missing Pieces VI
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Website: landrewcooper.com
Facebook: L Andrew Cooper
         
J. Wolf Scott
J. Wolf Scott makes her home in the rural Midwest, where her family indulges her habit of bringing imaginary friends home with her.
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Missing Pieces VI
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Website: jwolfscott.com
Facebook: J Wolf Scott
         
Isaac Crowe
Isaac Crowe was born in 1978 in Brazil, Indiana. Following an early love of computers he went to Purdue University and obtained a B.S. in Computer Technology. He is now a Sr. Systems Administrator. Outside of work, he plays console games, mostly RPGs, watches anime, fishes, goes to car shows, and tries anything else that looks interesting. He also gets together with friends on a weekly basis to play Pathfinder 3.5 adventures.
Contributions
Missing Pieces VI
Contact Info
Website: Amazon
Facebook: Isaac Crowe
           
Dylan Birtolo
Dylan Birtolo resides in the Pacific Northwest where he spends his time as a writer, a gamer, and a professional sword-swinger. His thoughts are filled with shape shifters, mythological demons, and epic battles. He’s published a few fantasy novels and several short stories. He trains with the Seattle Knights, an acting troop that focuses on stage combat, and has performed in live shows, videos, and movies. He jousts, and yes, the armor is real - it weighs over 100 pounds.
Contributions
Missing Pieces I, & VI
Contact Info
Website: dylanbirtolo.com
Facebook: Dbirtolo
Twitter: @DylanBirtolo
         
Kimber Grey
Tenacious and incorrigible, Kimber’s insatiable curiosity has led her to be a Jill of all Trades, dipping her toe in many walks of life. From her birth in California in the early 80’s, to her current residence in Corn Hell, Indiana, she has watched, listened, and learned all she could from the throngs of ubiquitous and unique humans along the way. Unable to contain her creative spirit, she began writing and painting in grade school, and now lives to create worlds with the brush and written word. She published her first fantasy novel Quietus, in 2009, and her second fantasy novel Seeking Destiny in 2012. She has countless current projects in the works from a wide range of genres, and is making plans to explode into the world with her diverse collection of universes.
Contributions
Missing Pieces IV, V, & VI
Contact Info
Facebook: Kimber Grey
Twitter: @GrayWhisper
           
J.T. Hartke
It is well known that J. T. slew several dragons in the pasture near the farm where he grew up. He found the hidden Waterfall of life deep in his grandfather’s woods, with only his little brother and their dog, Pongo, to aid him. Many other quests, often borne from the classic books of fantasy literature, consumed his days and nights.
After a long dark quest through a much feared land known as “Q’orp’orate Qubicle”, J.T. Hartke was cast out to find his own way. He spent a short time cooking for a mad master and another stint as a fool. He learned many lessons during his exile, the greatest of which led to his muse. At last, J. T. took it upon himself to create his own quest—and thus was born The Dragonsoul Saga.
Contributions
Missing Pieces II, III, IV, & V
Contact Info
Website: dragonsoulsaga.com
Facebook: J.T.Hartke
Twitter: @JTHartke
     
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