THE GNOMES OF NOME
A Fantastical short story by RK Wheeler
Taken from his Epic Novel,
War in Heaven: Scions of Azazyel
The Gnomes of Nome
Copyright © 2018
All Rights Reserved
Dr. Robert Kenneth Wheeler Jr.
Scions of Azazyel LLC
ISBN 13 978-1984185082
The golden age of Camelot had ended. King Arthur lay dying, surrounded by the bodies of his knights, on a field of strife. His bastard son, Mordred, lay dead beside him in the blood and the gore. Each had delivered mortal wounds to the other, but the king yet clung to life, fearing what might happen to his people should Excalibur fall into the wrong hands. The buzzards began drawing nearer in their circular spiral overhead. He thirst as the blood on his armor began to dry.
Not only the fate of the fabled sword weighed on his mind as he stared up at the blue sky, speckled by wispy, white, clouds, but his thoughts were also burdened over who would protect the Holy Grail now that The Knights of the Round Table were dead or lost. And then there was the sacred ruby that sat atop the temple which housed the Grail. What of that? It was only known as the Heart. The angel Safriel had never explained the origins of the sacred stone all those years ago. Its light radiated outward both day and night, a beacon of hope and a compass for those who were lost during the dark ages.
He gripped Excalibur tightly, summoning its power one last time. Its runes glowed golden as it responded to his will. His ice-blue eyes flashed amber as its power strengthened his body again. Though it might prolong his life a little longer, his wound was beyond its power to heal. The king’s vision began to blur, the darkness began to close in. That is when he heard a familiar voice...Lancelot.
Now hundreds of years later, Armageddon draws near. The Archangel Gabriel descends to earth to find the Nephilim, or part angels, who yet walk among humans. Gabriel seeks the last mortal children of his brother, Azazyel to aid him in the coming war.
Angelica and Jonah are sent on a quest to find the Gnomes of Nome. These small, legendary, creatures possess the mythical gem of King Arthur and the fabled staff of Moses. Angelica and her brother must overcome their fears and doubts so that they may tap into their angelic powers if they are to succeed. The forces of darkness are aware of them and seek to destroy them or turn them to their cause. They must acquire allies amongst creatures of myth and legend as they journey within the earth to the Nine Realms.
THE NINE REALMS
Avalon – Yggdrasil/Tree of Life/World Tree/Garden of Eden – Although the enchanted isle of Avalon once rested upon the surface of Midgard it was removed before the flood and preserved deep within the earth where it floats apart from the Nine Realms.
Also not considered as one of the Nine Realms is the lost city of Atlantis which is ruled over by Poseidon who afore time was known as Jophiel, one of the 12 Sons of the Morning, the Archangels of Heaven.
ASGARD – Aesir – Odin/Freyja - Thor
ALFHEIM – Light Elves-Freyr /Freyja
MIDGARD – Middle Earth-Outer earth
VANAHEIMR – Vanyir-Olympians
SVARTALFHEIM – Dwarves/Gnomes
SVARALFAHEIMR – Dark Elves
JOTUNHEIM – Frost Giants
NIFLHEIM – Hel ruled by Hel and Satan (Hell)
MUSPELHEIM – Fire Giants