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=====Stories: Legend of Hero=====
//What makes a game more real: when you can reach into it, or when it can reach out to you?//


Nothing interesting ever happens in the small town of Pitt Creek. Even when TheChanges hit, their closest approach is as dramatic video footage on the 6 o’clock news.

Kevin ""MacArthur"" and his friends want to be a part of that — to have their lives become like one of the video games they love. Instead, what they get is their video games coming to life.

First, a fictional character saves Kevin from a car crash. Then a creature of living shadow offers him a magical pendant, which opens a doorway to a land under siege. Kevin, David and Trent journey to a world of magic weapons, healing potions, boss monsters, and an ambitious ruler with a plan to affect Earth itself. In order to help the Shadowlands, the unexpected heroes must first determine how the games they love fit in to their quest — and whether the strange world unfolding in front of their eyes is even real.


==Release date==
Ongoing webserial (First post: 2008/11/10)

==Word Count==
Ongoing (Novel-length)

==Author Comments==
An experiment in serial storytelling: though I've written/posted novel-length works before, this is the first time I've released a story on a predetermined schedule.
>> ===Story Data===

==Major Characters==
~- Kevin ""MacArthur""
~- David Jones
~- Trent Parker
~- Riselmian
~- CharacterMuse
~- CharacterTheArchon

==Dates of Story Events==
~- Starts on the night of EventTheFirstSighting
~~- **Era:** EraDragonInTheStreets
~- Largely takes place in mid-January 1997
~~- **Era:** EraSchismAndStalemate

~- The town of Pitt Creek, in unspecified midwestern America
~- LocationTheShadowlands
~- LocationTheWastes

==TTU Events==
~- Some light discussion of EventTheFirstSighting and EventTheMeeting, but largely, focuses on LocationTheShadowlands instead of Earth.

==Significant Cameos and References==
~- Later in the novel, CharacterElf has a lengthy conversation with Trent.

~- The "Dragon Legend" series of video games that play such an integral role in the story are an homage to Square's "Final Fantasy" CRPGs.
~- "Pitt Creek" is a subtle nod to the Canadian sitcom [[WikiPedia:Dog_River,_Saskatchewan#Dog_River Corner Gas]]. The teens also go to Dog River High School.

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