The Catalyst Engine Chronicles
Book One, Prelude

As is the case with nearly all revolutionary discoveries throughout recorded history, the invention of the Catalyst Engine was the outcome of a string of random events and happenstances.

Had the traveling merchant not lost his 1/10 stone scale weight on the way towards his next trading post.
And
Had the hopelessly thirsty, and even more hopelessly broke, lush not happen upon a peculiar metal disc with the “1/10 S” impression on it.
And
Had the taptender not upended a shot of spirits on a suspect coin offered by a particular repeat patron saying that fake foreign money is not worth his time.

The world may never have known of the vaporizing properties of the xen metal.

The Catalyst Engine Chronicles

shawn_lee CosmicVixen