Lead Pyramid Publishing is creating Webnovels
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$28
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The air shook with the sound of thunder, a suppressed explosion with consequences more dire than I had ever thought possible. My wife and I slowly looked down at the being on the floor, eyes wide, skin white. The noise sounded again, even louder this time. We turned to look at each other, simultaneously bringing our hands up to our faces. It was the only defense against the horror to come, the only way to escape. And there could only be one winner. My hand seemed to crawl through molasses as it climbed upwards, as if gravity itself had suddenly increased. There was nothing to do but watch in terror as my wife’s finger settled onto the tip of her nose an instant before mine, sealing my fate.

I had to change my daughter’s diaper.

Hello, all! My name is Dakota Caldwell, and, at present, I am a full-time public notice correspondent, dungeon master, author, husband, and father to an adorable seven-month-old daughter. To say that life gets complicated on occasion would be an enormous understatement. To say that it’s all worth it would be an even larger understatement. Waking up and hearing the scream of a banshee, feeling your blood turn to ice, and desperately wishing that the noise would stop certainly isn’t the way I would have planned to spend many of my nights. And yet, holding that tiny human against my chest, feeling her sigh in contentment as she drifts back off to sleep, hearing the soft smack of her lips as she dreams… It’s unlike anything I could possibly have imagined would be in store for my life. Certainly not by the time I was 22 years old.

Why am I creating this page?
That much is simple. It has been my goal, ever since I was a child, to work full-time as an author. While I was in college, I could basically live that life (who needs classes, anyway?). Now that I'm married, have a daughter, and an actual job that has become excruciatingly more difficult. Most days, I head in to work at 5:00 a.m. so I can get a few hours of writing before I have to start clock in. Th goal of this page is to ensure a steady income and help me continue to put out new and unique content. Ideally, I'll be able to make enough that I can support my family off my writing, allowing me to pour more time into both writing and my wife and daughter.

Now that you know a little about me, I'll explain what this page is all about. I'm not asking for money with nothing in return. Instead, I'm creating a product unlike anything else on the market. The Eternal Quest is an Epic Fantasy, a magical adventure set in a massive world of monsters and magic. What makes it unique is that a new novella will release EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. Each story will be a new addition to a never-ending adventure, a continuous exploration of an expansive world. 

How will it be structured? Will there be story arcs?
Excellent questions! In answer, the story will be broken down into Volumes and Appendices. The Volumes will focus around a core group of adventurers, and their exploits through the land. Each Volume has its own overarching story, like any normal book. The Appendices, on the other hand, are shorter, usually only a few episodes long, focusing on side characters that are met through the course of the series. This allows for a much deeper exploration of the world than would otherwise be allowed! Appendices will be released between Volumes, providing a break between "seasons" while still allowing you to view new content!

What is the story about? Well... See below!

Finding your place in the world is hard. Finding your place in a world with a dozen sentient species is even harder. The continent of Calsin is home to humans, dwarfs, high elves, dark elves, orcs, aqahartis, merfolk, and gnomes... And that's just in civilized territories. Eighteen countries battle for control of resources, fight for political dominance, and do their best to maintain control over the forces of darkness that threaten to overtake the world.
Of course, the politics of the world matter very little to the average person. Garnisic, a dwarf, Ondernifam, an orc, and Hesione, an elf, simply want an ordinary life. Cast out from their respective homelands, the trio meets in a small, unassuming coastal town in Donisil. The ensuing adventure is certainly nothing less than magical, an epic quest, not to save the world... But simply to find themselves.


Production Schedule/Current Chronology

Volume 1: Shadows of the Wondrisil (in progress)
Appendix A: Blood and Water (Begins 1/4/2019)
Volume 2: Angels of the Light (Begins 2/1/2019)
Appendix B: Title TBA (Begins 4/26/2019)
Appendix C: Title TBA (Begins 5/24/2019)
Volume 3: Title TBA (Begins 6/21/2019)
Tiers
The Eternal Blog
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Don't want to spend $5 on TEQ but still want to help out? Thanks so much for your support! Since you're willing to help me, you'll get access to my monthly blog! Keep up-to-date with both my writing life and my adventures as a parent!
The Eternal Quest
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
An orc, a dwarf, and an elf walk into a bar. What happens next? Follow along as a few quirky characters struggle to find their place in a world with a dozen sentient species, eighteen countries, and more magic and monsters than anyone should have to deal with...


New novellas release weekly! Episodes are delivered straight to your inbox, and all past episodes are available here on Patreon.


Plus

- Access to my monthly blog!

The Eternal Cartographer
$7 or more per month 1 patron
Want to REALLY explore the world of The Eternal Quest? Enjoy bulky lore and backstory? Then this is the tier for you! Every month, a new map will be uploaded, exploring a location from the series. Included with the map will be notes detailing the lore of that location, prominent historical events that happened there, and other tidbits of information about the series!


Plus 

- Access to the Eternal Quest

- Access to my monthly blog


The Eternal Delivery
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Wow, you guys must really like my books! Since you guys are such big fans, I'll ship books to your house every time a new one releases! If you're missing one of my older books, I'll even substitute it for the new release if that's what you would prefer! Must be in the United States.


Plus

- Access to The Eternal Quest

- Access to The Eternal Quest Maps

- Access to my weekly blog 


The Eternal Fan
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Wow... I don't even have words for this tier. You guys are awesome! In return, I'll do the only thing I can do: Write! I'll send you a form that you can fill out, and write you your very own short story set in the universe of The Eternal Quest! For those of you out there who like to keep track of such things: Yes, they WILL be considered canon, an official part of the story!


Plus 

- My books as they come out (about three a year). Must be in the United States for this perk.

- Access to the Eternal Quest

- Access to the Eternal Quest Maps

- Access to my weekly blog


Goals
$28 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, the world of The Eternal Quest will grow even faster! Expect an extra novella every other week!
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The air shook with the sound of thunder, a suppressed explosion with consequences more dire than I had ever thought possible. My wife and I slowly looked down at the being on the floor, eyes wide, skin white. The noise sounded again, even louder this time. We turned to look at each other, simultaneously bringing our hands up to our faces. It was the only defense against the horror to come, the only way to escape. And there could only be one winner. My hand seemed to crawl through molasses as it climbed upwards, as if gravity itself had suddenly increased. There was nothing to do but watch in terror as my wife’s finger settled onto the tip of her nose an instant before mine, sealing my fate.

I had to change my daughter’s diaper.

Hello, all! My name is Dakota Caldwell, and, at present, I am a full-time public notice correspondent, dungeon master, author, husband, and father to an adorable seven-month-old daughter. To say that life gets complicated on occasion would be an enormous understatement. To say that it’s all worth it would be an even larger understatement. Waking up and hearing the scream of a banshee, feeling your blood turn to ice, and desperately wishing that the noise would stop certainly isn’t the way I would have planned to spend many of my nights. And yet, holding that tiny human against my chest, feeling her sigh in contentment as she drifts back off to sleep, hearing the soft smack of her lips as she dreams… It’s unlike anything I could possibly have imagined would be in store for my life. Certainly not by the time I was 22 years old.

Why am I creating this page?
That much is simple. It has been my goal, ever since I was a child, to work full-time as an author. While I was in college, I could basically live that life (who needs classes, anyway?). Now that I'm married, have a daughter, and an actual job that has become excruciatingly more difficult. Most days, I head in to work at 5:00 a.m. so I can get a few hours of writing before I have to start clock in. Th goal of this page is to ensure a steady income and help me continue to put out new and unique content. Ideally, I'll be able to make enough that I can support my family off my writing, allowing me to pour more time into both writing and my wife and daughter.

Now that you know a little about me, I'll explain what this page is all about. I'm not asking for money with nothing in return. Instead, I'm creating a product unlike anything else on the market. The Eternal Quest is an Epic Fantasy, a magical adventure set in a massive world of monsters and magic. What makes it unique is that a new novella will release EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. Each story will be a new addition to a never-ending adventure, a continuous exploration of an expansive world. 

How will it be structured? Will there be story arcs?
Excellent questions! In answer, the story will be broken down into Volumes and Appendices. The Volumes will focus around a core group of adventurers, and their exploits through the land. Each Volume has its own overarching story, like any normal book. The Appendices, on the other hand, are shorter, usually only a few episodes long, focusing on side characters that are met through the course of the series. This allows for a much deeper exploration of the world than would otherwise be allowed! Appendices will be released between Volumes, providing a break between "seasons" while still allowing you to view new content!

What is the story about? Well... See below!

Finding your place in the world is hard. Finding your place in a world with a dozen sentient species is even harder. The continent of Calsin is home to humans, dwarfs, high elves, dark elves, orcs, aqahartis, merfolk, and gnomes... And that's just in civilized territories. Eighteen countries battle for control of resources, fight for political dominance, and do their best to maintain control over the forces of darkness that threaten to overtake the world.
Of course, the politics of the world matter very little to the average person. Garnisic, a dwarf, Ondernifam, an orc, and Hesione, an elf, simply want an ordinary life. Cast out from their respective homelands, the trio meets in a small, unassuming coastal town in Donisil. The ensuing adventure is certainly nothing less than magical, an epic quest, not to save the world... But simply to find themselves.


Production Schedule/Current Chronology

Volume 1: Shadows of the Wondrisil (in progress)
Appendix A: Blood and Water (Begins 1/4/2019)
Volume 2: Angels of the Light (Begins 2/1/2019)
Appendix B: Title TBA (Begins 4/26/2019)
Appendix C: Title TBA (Begins 5/24/2019)
Volume 3: Title TBA (Begins 6/21/2019)

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Tiers
The Eternal Blog
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Don't want to spend $5 on TEQ but still want to help out? Thanks so much for your support! Since you're willing to help me, you'll get access to my monthly blog! Keep up-to-date with both my writing life and my adventures as a parent!
The Eternal Quest
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
An orc, a dwarf, and an elf walk into a bar. What happens next? Follow along as a few quirky characters struggle to find their place in a world with a dozen sentient species, eighteen countries, and more magic and monsters than anyone should have to deal with...


New novellas release weekly! Episodes are delivered straight to your inbox, and all past episodes are available here on Patreon.


Plus

- Access to my monthly blog!

The Eternal Cartographer
$7 or more per month 1 patron
Want to REALLY explore the world of The Eternal Quest? Enjoy bulky lore and backstory? Then this is the tier for you! Every month, a new map will be uploaded, exploring a location from the series. Included with the map will be notes detailing the lore of that location, prominent historical events that happened there, and other tidbits of information about the series!


Plus 

- Access to the Eternal Quest

- Access to my monthly blog


The Eternal Delivery
$15 or more per month 1 patron
Wow, you guys must really like my books! Since you guys are such big fans, I'll ship books to your house every time a new one releases! If you're missing one of my older books, I'll even substitute it for the new release if that's what you would prefer! Must be in the United States.


Plus

- Access to The Eternal Quest

- Access to The Eternal Quest Maps

- Access to my weekly blog 


The Eternal Fan
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Wow... I don't even have words for this tier. You guys are awesome! In return, I'll do the only thing I can do: Write! I'll send you a form that you can fill out, and write you your very own short story set in the universe of The Eternal Quest! For those of you out there who like to keep track of such things: Yes, they WILL be considered canon, an official part of the story!


Plus 

- My books as they come out (about three a year). Must be in the United States for this perk.

- Access to the Eternal Quest

- Access to the Eternal Quest Maps

- Access to my weekly blog