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The Questport Chronicles

"Long, long ago, when the world was on the verge of being swallowed by shadow, a band of intrepid heroes arose to combat the darkness. The last hope of the free world was an ancient relic known as the Yostwell's Light... but it lay hidden, and the heroes knew not where."
The Legend of the Yostwell's Light

The Questport Chronicles is a Web Original fantasy that recounts the recent history of the village of Questport, a legendary haven for adventurers. The old tales tell that whenever the world has been threatened by the powers of darkness, heroes of Questport have arisen to save the day. But now, as Questport stands alone against encroaching evil, no heroes have appeared, and the sacred relic known as the Yostwell's Light is nowhere to be found. So when a ragtag group of vaguely suspicious strangers show up at the Questport Temple one day, the village's leaders have no choice but to send them on a desperate quest...


  • Alternate Universe: In Year Five, the Queen of Rogues and Robbers accidentally creates a reality in which the Fellowship never came to Questport.
  • Alternate History: Again, Year Five. Because the people who became the Fellowship never made it to Questport, the Master of Darkness conquered the entire world and the Yostwell's Light was never found.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Year Three. The heroes successfully restore the Tree of Light (although with limited powers), but Questport is gone forever and only a few survivors remain.
  • The Chooser of the One: Or rather, the Chooser of the Eight. The Lord of the Supreme Council gives the quest to the eight people who show up at the Temple one day, on the basis that if a real hero hasn't shown up by now it's unlikely that one ever will.
  • City of Adventure: Questport is a village, rather than a city, but it still has more than its fair share of adventure.
  • Demonic Possession: A voluntary example: Ato allows himself to be possessed by the Dark Swine in order to lead the Fellowship to the Lost Lady. It doesn't end well.
  • Distressed Damsel: The Lord of the Supreme Council, after being captured by the Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Gawain, an elf, is raised by a human blacksmith after being abandoned by his parents.
  • Oh, Crap!: The Fellowship, realizing that the Lord of Angels and Demons has backstabbed them and stolen the keys.
    • The Lord of the Supreme Council, realizing that two of the mirror shards are missing. The heroes really need to be more careful with the Plot Coupons...
    • Year Four: The Fellowship again, when the Dark Swine abandons them in the netherworld with no way to escape.
  • Overly Long Name: To the point of a Running Gag. The Lord of the Supreme Council, The Lord of Angels and Demons, The King of Thieves and Assassins, The Prince of Shadows and Illusions, The Queen of Rogues and Robbers...
  • Serial Romeo: Although in-universe he's treated as The Casanova, the Lord of Angels and Demons falls more closely into this category, especially in regards to the Secret Keeper and the Queen of Rogues and Robbers.
  • The X of Y: A staple. Characters (The Lord of Angels and Demons; the Master of Darkness), items (The Talisman of Hope; the Harp of Remorse), places (The Courts of Tenus; the Stone of Honor)...