A Message on Dawn Fangs from Gabriel the Destiny God

By Kayla Matt

Hello.  I am Gabriel.  I am Windemere’s God of Destiny as well as the Lord of Hell the Fire Realm and the Chaos Void.  This is why they call me the Tri-God.  Some of my may know me from the series, Legends of Windemere.  If not then consider what I said as my formal introduction.

With the looming arrival of War of Nytefall: SavageryI have been asked to answer a question.  Since my position is to forge the destinies of Windemere’s citizens, people wonder where the Dawn Fangs fall into my plans.  It’s understandable.  My job is to maintain the balance between good and evil as well as fate and free will.  Such powerful creatures can clearly tip the scales in one direction, so I must be keeping a tight rein on them.  That is very logical and filled with common sense.

It’s also not my reality.

First, I must explain what happens when a mortal turns into an old-world vampire.  That was their fate.  Once they have died and become undead, they are no longer under my rules.  I set them to possibly become vampires if certain decisions are made, which is the extent of my power.  Going further would be overstepping my bounds.  This helped to make sure free will did not get overrun by destiny.  Any influence I have over vampires was choosing those they may interact with or champions that must face those that had become too powerful.  It was the best way to work with such creatures.  It was also the fate that I had for Clyde who was no longer under my eye once he was turned.  Not for anything more than entertainment when he got himself into trouble.

Then, the Great Cataclysm happened.  I did not plan that event, so all of the changes made by it were not of my design.  This includes the Dawn Fangs, who started out existing beyond my influence.  If Clyde chose to turn an old-vampire into a Dawn Fang or a mortal was made into one then that was not my decision.  I could only sit back and watch to make sure things did not get out of control.  While I loathe to admit this, I was forced to trust in Clyde’s desire for his people to live in peace with mortals.  There were attempts to weave their destinies, but nothing remained.  Like before, they were considered dead even though they were alive.  At the very least, the Dawn Fangs had been taken off their path by the power of a third party.

This is not to say that I have no control.  Like before, I could choose champions and threats to challenge the Dawn Fangs.  I eventually learned that I could also have minimal influence over the fate of the womb-born.  It was more where they might go and be interested in, which I could only make once they developed their powers.  Even then, my success rate is fairly low.  My sole success is to prevent them from entering any of my existing prophecies that I cannot afford to lose.  Would I say this is frustrating?  Yes, but I cannot let that lead me to mistakes and breaking the Law of Influence.  I can stretch our only rule, but that has limits.

There are some who believe Clyde is an anti-destiny being.  These are people who are born to shift Windemere back to the center when destiny has pulled too many strings.  They are very rare because they are only born when needed.  Clyde’s actions have altered many destinies, but not on as grand a scale as one would expect from an anti-destiny.  For example, the previous one had many feats and undid the greatest prophecy of Windemere before rising to be the God of Destiny.  Yes, I am talking about myself.  That is the type of action one would expect from such a being.  Clyde is impressive and changed the landscape, but not on the same level.  Besides, anti-destiny beings only show up when the God of Destiny has made mistakes and I have been cautious.  I do not expect one to ever arise.

Darwin Slepsnor: Hi, everyone!  Hope to see you in 2022!

Gabriel:  Does anybody else feel a chill?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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16 Responses to A Message on Dawn Fangs from Gabriel the Destiny God

  1. L. Marie says:

    “First, I must explain what happens when a mortal turns into an old-world vampire. That was their fate. Once they have died and become undead, they are no longer under my rules. I set them to possibly become vampires if certain decisions are made, which is the extent of my power. Going further would be overstepping my bounds. This helped to make sure free will did not get overrun by destiny.” This is really interesting. The Dawn Fangs are clearly a headache for Gabriel, though he seems to be dealing with it as best as possible. I wonder what Yola thinks.

    Darwin’s dialogue made me laugh out loud!

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  2. I like this bit. It almost works like a blurb for the series.

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  3. crazywitch25 says:

    This is definitely true. I haven’t read a fantasy book in a while… I guess it’s the Biblical version of “Sheep vs Goats.” They used to separate them, but the conscious mind is now much more complex in a world of complexity. Even the undead are not a threat until gathered by the Queen of Hel (spelled this way) as an army or if they cast a spell upon society that has forsaken too many of them by breaking atomic bonds. I liked this!

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  4. That was a very fun coda.

    No, Gabriel, I don’t feel a chill. Maybe you should do a little self-reflection?

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