skyports

A steampunk Aeronaut that I was working on a bit during stream. y viewers took a real liking to her. Her name is Amelia and she is an airship mechanic from a rough and tumble skyport :V (Thanks to the stream viewers for coming up with all of this fun story!)

(inspired by this post)

But what if all of Brandon Mull’s worlds exist together. We’ve got our world with magic preserves and the occasional bout of candy-induced superpowers. Then there’s Lyrian and the Outskirts, which is on the edge of all the other Beyonds that exist.

Imagine Maldor hiding in our world in the distant past and he meets the Sphinx. Nedwin comes to our world and goes back to Lyrian with moon rocks. Every now and then a person who’s been turned to dandelion fluff actually finds themselves floating out of the cloudwall beside Skyport. Torina Barker’s library shares space with a room in Felrook–the one in Lyrian is the one filled with water.

Guys. Imagine Rachel finding one of the preserves. Imagine Rachel finding Fablehaven, and realizing magic does exist in this world, and being friends with Kendra and Seth and everyone.

Oh and imagine one of the vents in the knapsack is in Lyrian and Ferrin somehow finds it and he ends up talking with Warren.

I don’t know what’s happening in the post but whatever.

The Curious Botanist (Part 2)

[From here]

Vidra gave an awkward laugh.  “Yeah, uh… so doppler estimates are showing that the storm’s gonna last around five hours, and the worst of it hasn’t even hit us yet.  Also I have no idea how long it’ll take for the Giganticus eyeballicus gravitational fields to recover, so… yeah we’re stuck inside for a while.  If you wanna stick around to try and salvage anything, I still have work in this location, so we can fly the ship to a safer location and ride out the storm.  Or I can take you to the nearest skyport, which is a bit of a flight, but at least it gets you back to civilization.  They’re probably riding out the storm right now too - and the eyeballs.”

She cringed at the thought.  “Oh damn, I really hope the colonists haven’t been killing them.  Those eyeballs are the primary source of oxygen on this planet…”

anonymous asked:

Whatever you do don't think about Vex and Cassandra together trying to reign Percy back to reality when his ideas grow a little too large, "He is just not installing a skyport right next to the castle." "I know right, it'd be much too close to the mountains, a skyship could never land there." "That wasn't exactly my point Vex." "Oh right, the impracticality and the cost. Wait how many zeros does that number have?"

Whatever you do don’t think about Percy and Vex doing recon and rolling insight on Cassandra’s romantic interest. “Dear, you do realize that your dragon slaying long-sword was just casually on mantle during that entire conversation?” “Yes.” “That’s not where you normally keep it.” “Yes… But now I know that they can be intimidated.”…

…Whatever you do don’t think about Cassandra and Percy joining Vex while she goes hunting in the mountains/forest with Trinket. “So Yennen thinks lowering the taxes on wheat will actually cause an increase in overall spending?” “Yes, and I personally agree.” “Where are the figures for this? I would love to see them as soon as we get back.” “Trinket these two are so utterly useless right now, could you move beside them and roar for me. It’s not like every animal doesn’t already know we’re here.”

Oh my g o d

Cassandra and Vex complaining about their overbearing big brothers over tea and things

Cassandra teaching Vex all the customs of a Whitestone Baroness, all the dances and the manners and the history

CASSANDRA AND VEX BABYSITTING VELOURA AND MAKING HER A TINY WHITESTONE PRINCESS FOR A DAY

Percy and Vex planning the entire layout of Vex’s new manor, and Percy passing the plans along to Cassandra so she can build it while they’re away - and then checking up on the house every forty seconds until Cassandra reminds him that building an entire manor will take time Percival you need to chill I swear I’m not going to build it backwards or something do you even know anything about architecture the biggest thing you’ve ever built is a broom.

I love u anon. I love u very much and now I am crying, because Vex and Percy know that you can build yourself a new family even after losing one, and so they’ll build one for Cassandra. T^T9

free books as of 10/5/14 - subject to change

All Abigail Abernathy wants is a respectable job where she can put her knowledge of analytical engines to use. The Royel Trading Company of Bristol provides her with just such an opportunity, but not everyone is pleased to have her aboard. Between incompetent management, clients helpless beyond her imagination, and a disgruntled former analytical engine analyst who will stop at nothing to take back the job she unknowingly took from him, will her credulity, not to mention her sanity, be up to the task? It’s going to be a long night.

After arriving at The Pharmacologist’s Eden, a grand floating port run by the cut-throat Rhod Stein, Ruby Celeste discovers the deckhand she arranged to purchase has been sold out from under her and replaced with a man kidnapped from the world’s surface. So after dispatching his guarding henchmen, she snatches him and then flees—but not before blowing a gaping hole in the SkyPort. 

But unbeknownst to Ruby, Stein survives the blast. And along with the assassins now hot on her tail, she has other problems to contend with: the frail man she kidnapped and his newfound place on her ship, a pervasive series of dangerous electrical malfunctions—and what about the diary she finds on a derelict ship? Are its pages filled with the deranged words of a madman—or does it really hold the key to finding the mysterious Ghost Armada?

Nineteenth Century inventor Phineas Magnetron is a man on a mission in this first volume of The Magnetron Chronicles series, a faithfully executed parody of Victorian Era science fiction adventure tales, blending historical fact with improbable fiction.

Misunderstood, ostracized by his closest associates, Phineas embarks on a daring and unlikely caper to resurrect his dead mentor, the bombastic Dr. Hogalum, mustering all the Steam Age weird science at his disposal. He’ll bend the laws of man, nature, and physics, unearthing a haunting mystery and going boldly where no gentleman has gone before.

  • The War of Antiquities pt.1/pt.2 by SB Jones 

 Twenty years before The Eternal Gateway trilogy there was another war fought; a war of ancient secrets, power and new beginnings. Duke Falconcrest has survived The War of Antiquities; survived with secrets that no mage should know. Attempting to begin his new life, old responsibilities have other ideas and threaten to tear apart everything around him including the life of the woman who has captured his heart.

There is no yellow brick road here. No emerald city. No lollipop guild. This is the Australis Penal Colony, a continent sized prison referred to the world over as the Outcast Zone. Built to contain the world’s most dangerous criminals, OZ ended up the dumping ground for everything polite society deemed undesirable. 

From inside OZ a garbled message proves Dorothy’s father is still alive, trapped in a prison with only one way in and no way out. Into this place 17-year-old Dorothy must go if she wants to find her father and keep the promise she made to her dying mother.

Alton Bartleby is a social savant and the foppish toast of steampunk London’s upper crust. James Wainwright is a brilliant but socially stunted working class engineer with a flair for invention and a propensity towards violence. Together they solve the mysteries that Scotland Yard cannot.

This novel is the first in the Galvanic Century steampunk series of mysteries set in Edwardian England. Join Bartleby and James as they tackle their first four cases as consulting detectives.

In “And They Called Her Spider” they hunt an impossible assassin, trying to end her reign of terror before she can disrupt Queen Victoria’s Platinum Jubilee.

In “Maiden Voyage of the Rio Grande” the detectives fight to clear James’ name aboard an airship before sabotage sends them crashing into the city below.

“On the Trail of the Scissorman” sends the pair after a monstrous serial killer turning London’s children into orphans.

Finally, “A Matter of Spirit” delves into the shadow world of séances and spiritualism as they look for a missing medium in the parlors of Knightsbridge… and beyond.

More coming soon…
SkyPort || 9/15

Porter had just finished her homework, putting everything away and plopping on the couch next to Sky who was once again strumming away at her guitar. It was easily one of her favorite sounds.  The petite girl inched closer to her girlfriend, laying her head on the couch as she just watched and listened, entranced by Sky’s finger’s moving so effortlessly across the frets.  

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F2F || SkyPort || 8/16

After the texting she’d done with Sky, Porter was feeling more and more anxious to leave the party. She was having a good time, yes, but the prospect of going back to Sky’s and entertaining her seemed like a far more exciting time.  She knew Sky was still in pain, but the girl was insistent on touching her, which Porter would never turn down.  

Porter excused herself promptly and politely and headed back up to Sky’s suite, walking probably a little too fast.  She didn’t even bother knocking, as she knew the brunette wouldn’t want that. Barging in, she searched for her friend, spotting her and giving her a sly smile. “I’m backkk” She sing songed, making her way over to the girl.

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