A gripping tale (recounted in 44 more or less weekly episodes) from recognized writer of fiction, Ian H. McKinley, and award-winning artist, Meunier, in which elves, orcs, humans, dwarves, rodentiens and exotherms play football. Explore Guayamartí, the great city of the Hierarchs and home to the famous Eztadio Sanger, a stadium that has seen the greatest exploits in the history of sport. Follow the fortunes of an owner, a coach, and a player as they navigate the perilous world of “footy”.

Cassandra Thordwall, a pirate who wishes to leave her old life behind her and start a footy team, tracks down the infamous former coach Karsgaard Neuvil and proposes forming a new team, the Mytilan Militantes. What happens next will leave you longing for the next episode of Up and Under.

Episodes

36: Now you die!

Nytmir Curseweaver’s screech filled Umberto’s ears as he bounded up the stone staircase that curved around the…

31: I’m not going back.

Jacyntha planted her fists on her hips, trying to project the image of a determined footy player. Such pretences…

30: Æthelstan the Angry!

As the echoes of the stadium crier’s voice died down, half of the already rancorous crowd erupted in fury. Some…

29: Out loud!

Karsgaard Neuvil extended a quivering hand to Jacyntha, a hand that gripped a league broadsheet. She was to read…

28: Out of my way!

Pierce Rosethorn despite carrying a grand bouquet of flowers, dodged out of the way of the hand Jacyntha thrust at…

27: Foul play most vile!

Cassandra Thordwall rolled her eyes. Duc Tancred de Baston blustered on. “I doth concede the abduction and ransom…

23: Hand him over or die!

Shocked, Neuvil instinctively stepped back, away from the caped and hooded person who had just dropped from the…

22: Time to grow up

Thordwall had ordered him early on – after the first pre-season match – never to yell at the women. Unlike the…

21: The All Was War

“Xonyx the Strong rose to become a fine general and an inspiring leader. She outwitted her enemies and provided…

20: He’s got a knife!

Jacyntha, trotting over to celebrate Ellpay’s touchdown with the catcher in the end-zone, turned around in shock…

19: Fangs on a smile

Karsgaard Neuvil studied the buildings forming the outer burghs of the Dark Elf city of Halos as they slide past…

17: You Whore

Pierce Rosethorn glanced up at Jacyntha but if he was surprised she had crashed his liaison with her best friend…

16: Too Good

Cassandra Thordwall watched her team go through their warm-up. The Sangers was filling up and the Militantes’ fans…

15: Our woods are perilous

Pierce Rosethorn cut a thin slice of his food and inspected it closely, eying it on the end of his fork as though…

14: Slather it on

“I thought we were supposed to drink it?” Jacyntha said, looking at the flagon Coach Karsgaard had passed around.…

13: The All Was War

“Within lands as much as between them, armed conflict raged and the only thing that spread quicker than war was…

12: You’re late!

Karsgaard Neuvil slumped down onto the stool in front of Cassandra Thordwall’s desk. “Am I? Pardon me, I did not…

06: This Heat Could Kill!

Sweating, Jacyntha crept low through the underbrush, spear in one hand, machete in the other. It was hot, hotter…

05: Temple of the Viper!

He’s got a dagger! Jacyntha ducked and felt the blade trim her hair. She dodged to the left and scrambled around…

02: It Was a Hell of a Play

Whatever one’s thoughts on hell, Karsgaard Neuvil’s detractors certainly called it “devilish,” implying that some…

01: Get the Bastard!

Jacyntha knew him, Pierce Rosethorn, knew he’d make for the sideline. Get him now! She had seen the Quarrel’s…

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Presentation

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