Sep 3, 2021
“Mars, help me. Help me, Mars.”
Betty Garimonde wasn’t dead. Mars could see the slight rise and fall of her chest as she breathed. Her body was so frail that when he lifted it, it felt as if all her substance were gone, and he was only lifting her skin and her bones. The light, not just sunlight, but even the light of the torches, seared her skin, so that Mars had to keep her covered from head to toe with a cloth. She looked even more so like a corpse when he did. Maybe she was close to being one. So there was nothing to lose now.
A massive ancient door lying beneath the desert, hidden by mazes and magic may lead to the salvation of one, or the destruction of many.
Genre: Horror, Mythology, Mystery
Tags: Betty, Dietrich, Garimonde, giants, Mars, Rosie
This episode contains a direct callback to a previous story about giants: “Giant’s Overlook.” There’s also another previous episode containing lore about giants: “Sword of the Giant Wizard.”
Story: “The Door Beneath the Desert” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Episode Art: “The Door Beneath the Desert” Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay Patel
Narration and Editing: Nila L. Patel
“Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)
Music by Andrea Baroni (Cyberleaf)*
“Forest Bathing (loop-intro)”
“Forest Bathing (loop)(68)”
Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Demon at the door”
Music by Lee Rosevere
“Awkward Silences (version b)”
Music by ROZKOL
Music by Rafael Archangel
Music by Komiku
“Dreaming of you”
*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.
Music by Andrea Baroni and Nicholas Jeudy is licensed from GameDev Market
Music by Rafael Archangel and Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal License
Music by Lee Rosevere and ROZKOL is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket
Find more music by Digital_Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Andrea Baroni and Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
Find more music by Lee Rosevere, ROZKOL, Komiku, and Rafael Archangel at freemusicarchive.org and bandcamp.com
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com
Goofs: Oops, I mispronounced the word “banal.” Is that banal of me?