An Introduction to Elgar NightshadeHey, let me introduce myself. My name is Elgar, Elgar Nightshade. I was born in Worcester in 1984, and that's when it starts to get weird.An Introduction to Elgar Nightshade by Caelinus
God only knows who my parents are. Apparently they went to the hospital in a rush, and before the staff could ask any questions, they were gone. But I wasn't. I was left behind in a cold, isolated ward. Thankfully it didn't take any time at all for a doctor to notice me. They must have put me in the children's ward for the night, but I don't remember any of that. I don't even remember what must have been my short stay at an orphanage. The memories that last with me to this day began in hell on earth: the residence of Jonathon and Mary-Anne Ironbridge.
John and Mary weren't the worst people I've ever met in my life - I've met cultists and demons - but damn it, did it feel like they were trying to earn that title a lot of the time. When you adopt a child, you need to learn to love it and respect it like one of your own. That's not what John and Mary d