Literature / Tasakeru

Somewhere far away, on another Earth, devoid of humankind……
— from the Introduction

Tasakeru is an ongoing Web Serial Novel series written by BHS. Planned as a series of 24 short books, the series aims to use animal characters to reflect on human nature. Think "Redwall, but grown-up", or Zootopia as a young adult High / Heroic Fantasy.

The story takes place in an Alternate Universe, on an Earth where humans have never existed. With humans absent, various mammal species have evolved into intelligent, civilized creatures called "sentients". On a small island in the middle of the ocean, eight sentient species have evolved, and have clashed with one another for thousands of years. The story takes place during a period of uneasy truce, in which the island's only city enforces order by permanently banishing any "dangerous elements" to the uncharted forest on the island's eastern side. Those that are banished call themselves Outcasts, and the story is about a multi-species group of these exiles, fighting for survival. In time, though society has rejected them, the Outcasts will become critical to the survival of their species, their homes, and everything that they know.

A relaunch of the series is in progress as of April 2015.

Now has a character sheet, still in progress.

The series also has a Tumblr account, "Ask the Outcasts".

BHS also writes an Intercontinuity Crossover fanfic called Stars Above, co-authored by Forzare, and additional Crossovers called Respect and Shattered Skies.

Tasakeru is currently undergoing a relaunch and major revisions. As such, the information on this page may be outdated or inaccurate. Until the revised chapters are posted, please excuse any discrepancies or contradictions.

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