John Klobucher is the author of many technical manuals that you'd never want to read. But he is also to blame for "Lore of the Underlings" — a poetically heroic and comically apocalyptic episodic fantasy-fiction epic — and other tales from the world of Lore.
And there's much more Lore in store! For behind-the-scenes news and nonsense, including dramatic podcasts of the Lore, hie thee to this bloggery: loreoftheunderlings.com
John has also been known to paint a little, including the watercolors used in the cover art for "Lore of the Underlings".
John lives in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA with his wife Diane, son Sam, and daughter Mia.
Lore of the Underlings continues. In this episode: A lovelorn young man is caught and brought to trial for trying to leave the Keep. But when Fyryx, the judge and jury, sees the signs of conspiracy everywhere, his kangaroo court turns into a witch hunt. Will justice's broom sweep the stranger up too?
Lore of the Underlings continues. In this episode: John Cap wakes up in a circus-like ring, a courtroom where trial is about to begin. But just whose trial? Now that's the question. Meanwhile, a quirky clerk named Ho-man hits him with punch lines he doesn't expect as a comically tragic warm-up act.
Lore of the Underlings continues. In this episode: As folk prepare for both feast and trial, the mighty John Cap is paraded out and put on display by his captors, the Guard. But despite being bound up awaiting his fate, the traveler makes a surprising ally -- a prophetic and seemingly holy man by the name of Minyon Myne. A thin ray of hope in the morning sun as his hour of judgment approaches...
Lore of the Underlings continues. This episode tells of the travelers' plight -- the fate of John Cap, Morio, and Vaam -- after they take an unplanned tumble underground and deep, deep down... into the very bowels of the place called the Letting Pen. A place where anything could happen...
Lore of the Underlings continues. In this episode: The three strangers -- John Cap, Morio, and their mysterious young woman friend -- find themselves locked away in a curious crooked chamber, a place with foreboding in the air and the smell of something evil. What hellish fate awaits them here as "guests" of Fyryx and his Guard? Only time (and space) will tell...
Lore of the Underlings continues. In this episode: While on nightwatch for his fallen friend, the beautiful vell Arrowborne, Fyryx Hurx reveals much about the people he leads -- the Treasured of Syland -- a chosen folk cast long ago into the internal exile of an unforgiving wilderness by the clever and farseeing Semperor. Of himself he reveals much as well, as he ponders a new threat from without.
Welcome to Lore of the Underlings. In these first episodes of the Lore, curious strangers cross the daunting wilderness of Syland to find a folk long hidden away. Though the folk resist, the strangers draw them into a devilish mess nonetheless. The leaders of the folk and their forces, the Guard, must face the sudden fear that they have grown weak in their long isolation. [Second revision]