These hour-long comedic fantasy shorts are standalone stories within the Cruxverse, but are also a great companion to Vichet's full length works.
CRUX SKULLCRUSHER AND THE DEFINITELY EVIL SWORD
Crux Skullcrusher, Priya the Bard, and Gorlach Eaglefist are hot on the tail of Tyberion the Hoarder and his fabled thievings, but when they sneak into his hideout, all they find is a sword named Malphior. Oh, it's definitely evil. And it talks a lot. And its resale value probably can't cover their expenses.
Mild danger ensues.
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THE SOUND OF MAGIC
Nu's village hasn't seen rain for more than a month. The music in her ears leads her to an old hermit named Pram, who is rumored to eat tigers and children and have control of the weather. Luckily, rumors tend to only be one-third true. Unluckily, Nu learns that if she wants the rain, she has to face the lightning.
AMRA: SENIOR ANOINTED LEVER PULLING SPECIALIST, FIRST CLASS
Amra is a Senior Anointed Lever Pulling Specialist, First Class, in the Mystery Works of the Golden Kingdom. Her responsibilities include pulling a lever once per hour on the hour, and not not pulling the lever once per hour on the hour.
When she leaves early one day to catch a theater production of her favorite story, Crux Skullcrusher and the Moonstone MacGuffin, things start to get weird. Like, some people are upside down, all the milk in the Kingdom is spoiled, and spoons get all floppy.
Nothing some team-building exercises and firings can't solve, though, right?