Tome of Blood
Tome of Blood is a collection of fourteen short stories and three poems by Hamish Paul Wilson created in the spring of 2008 and uploaded onto the Internet on April 25, 2008. The first story written How Much Time has Passed was written and uploaded weeks before the rest were uploaded. It is the largest collection of Blood fan fiction ever written, though many of them are short. More stories were added later, from Caleb Meets the Headless Thompson Gunner onward, and ultimately the multi-part Scroll throughout 2014.
- 1 Short Stories
- 1.1 How Much Time Has Passed
- 1.2 Beware of Those That Have Nothing to Lose
- 1.3 Caleb on Cronus
- 1.4 Rooftop Rumble
- 1.5 Caleb Goes Off to War
- 1.6 Ishmael on the Run
- 1.7 Royal Jealously
- 1.8 JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy
- 1.9 The Man in the Dark Hat
- 1.10 Dark Anniversary
- 1.11 The Chosen Versus the Mad Scientists
- 1.12 The Wealthy Gentleman
- 1.13 Caleb Meets the Headless Thompson Gunner
- 1.14 Cult of Blood
- 1.15 Return to Cronus
- 1.16 Christmas
- 2 Poetry
- 3 Illustrations
- 4 Scroll - Blood Fiction in Weekly Parts
- 4.1 Part One: The Great Betrayer
- 4.2 Part Two: Steady Rain
- 4.3 Part Three: Boat Docks
- 4.4 Part Four: Lanterns of the Dead
- 4.5 Part Five: Cast in Stone
- 4.6 Part Six: Rest for the Wicked
- 4.7 Part Seven: Strangers in the Night
- 4.8 Part Eight: Lost Monastery
- 4.9 Part Nine: Butchery Loves Company
- 4.10 Part Ten: Welcome To Your Life
- 4.11 Part Eleven: They Are Here
- 4.12 Part Twelve: Old Opera House
- 4.13 Part Thirteen: Faith Is The Key
- 4.14 Part Fourteen: Don't Fear The Reaper
- 4.15 Part Fifteen: Spare Parts
- 4.16 Part Sixteen: Catacombs
- 4.17 Part Seventeen: Head Soccer
- 4.18 Part Eighteen: No Life In You
- 4.19 Part Nineteen: Graveyard
- 4.20 Part Twenty: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
- 4.21 Part Twenty One: Gothic Library
- 4.22 Part Twenty Two: Pursuit of Knowledge
- 4.23 Part Twenty Three: As It Burns, It Burns
- 4.24 Part Twenty Four: Steamboat
- 4.25 Part Twenty Five: Kneel Before Me
- 4.26 Part Twenty Six: Love You To Death
- 4.27 Part Twenty Seven: When The Time Comes
- 4.28 Part Twenty Eight: Smoke On The Water
- 4.29 Part Twenty Nine: Boggy Creek
- 4.30 Part Thirty: If You're Blue And You Don't Know It
- 4.31 Part Thirty One: Mountain Pass
- 4.32 Part Thirty Two: The Cold Rush
- 4.33 Part Thirty Three: Cold, Cold Grave
- 4.34 Part Thirty Four: Abysmal Mine
- 4.35 Part Thirty Five: Desperados Under The Eaves
- 4.36 Part Thirty Six: Castle
- 4.37 Part Thirty Seven: Excitable Boy
- 4.38 Part Thirty Eight: The Siege
- 4.39 Part Thirty Nine: Beyond The Rift
- 4.40 Part Forty: The Lord Of All Nightmares
- 4.41 Part Forty One: Accidentally Like A Martyr
- 4.42 Part Forty Two: Loose Ends
- 4.43 Part Forty Three: The Word
- 5 See Also
A collection of short stories exploring various aspects of the Blood universe. Three of the stories are set before Tchernobog's betrayal, another two are set during the events of Blood, four are set in between 1928 and 2028, and a final three are set during and after the events of Blood II. Included in the collection are also two crossovers, one merging the worlds of Blood II and Shogo: MAD, and another showing Caleb meeting a character from a Warren Zevon song.
How Much Time Has Passedthe Ancient One and the Nightmare, Caleb and the Chosen have one last adventure to preform before returning to their reality, fighting beasts and cultists along the way. What battles and secrets lie ahead on the Chosen's long trip home?
Beware of Those That Have Nothing to Lose
Caleb on Cronus
Caleb Goes Off to War
Ishmael on the Run
JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy
The Man in the Dark Hat
The Chosen Versus the Mad Scientists
The Wealthy Gentleman
Caleb's encounter with a rich snooty twit.
Caleb Meets the Headless Thompson Gunner
Cult of Blood
Return to Cronus
It was posted onto the Transfusion Forums late December 25, 2009, no official title was given.
Ode to Caleb
A poem about the various characteristics of Caleb.
The illustrations for Tome of Blood were originally drawn on paper by Hamish Wilson on April 26, 2008. They were then scanned onto a computer where they were digitally edited by Malcolm Wilson to create the current images. The Man in the Dark Hat depicts Caleb standing in front of the urban skyline of New Town, while Lost in the Wastes has Caleb looking for the other Chosen after he got lost from them in How Much Time has Passed. Both image's show Caleb's face being shrouded by the shadow cast by his hat, and with his hands in his trench coat pockets.
Scroll - Blood Fiction in Weekly Parts
Scroll is a story originally began in the summer of 2008 as a kind of retelling of the story behind Cryptic Passage in an attempt to bring it further in line with the main Blood canon. Designed to be published in multiple parts, a new instalment was released every Sunday until the story was finally completed on December 28, 2014.
Although originally rearranging some of the series of events, the story gets more loyal to the expansion's level order later on (and even has parts partially transcribed from walkthroughs). There is at least one part named after its corresponding level in Cryptic Passage, as well as several named after other Blood levels, some from the Plasma Pak, and even one each from Blood II: The Chosen and The Nightmare Levels. Others are named after various quotations, concepts, and ideas from the Blood universe, with most of the remaining parts being named after various song lyrics or titles - particularly from the late singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. Part twelve features quotations from the "The Phantom of the Opera", from the musical of the same name.
Part One: The Great Betrayer
Prologue to the main narrative. Released on March 9, 2014.
Part Two: Steady Rain
Caleb learns that a scroll of great power originally to be entrusted to him is still in the hands of the Cabal. Released on March 16, 2014.
Part Three: Boat Docks
Travelling though the storm, Caleb finds his boat deposited on an ancient shore. Released on March 23, 2014.
Part Four: Lanterns of the Dead
Caleb carries on with his journey and finds only the dead for company. Released on March 30, 2014.
Part Five: Cast in Stone
Muscle and stone clash as Caleb finally faces off against the gargoyle. Released on April 6, 2014.
Part Six: Rest for the Wicked
Having been captured by the Cabal, Caleb takes a well deserved rest and familiarizes himself with a fellow prisoner. Released on April 13, 2014.
Part Seven: Strangers in the Night
Caleb spends a little more time with his new friend before experiencing a rude awakening. Released on April 20, 2014.
Part Eight: Lost Monastery
Caleb regains the upper hand in the fight against the Cabal. Released on April 27, 2014.
Part Nine: Butchery Loves Company
Rearming himself for the fight ahead, Caleb gains a new follower. Released on May 4, 2014.
Part Ten: Welcome To Your Life
Caleb and company swagger into town only to find new enemies waiting for them. Released on May 11, 2014.
Part Eleven: They Are Here
Answers not being forthcoming, Caleb and Johnny have to settle for blood instead. Released on May 18, 2014.
Part Twelve: Old Opera House
Caleb and Johnny interrupt an evening of cultural delights, bringing havoc in their wake. Released on May 25, 2014.
Part Thirteen: Faith Is The Key
Thoughts and memories flow as our two protagonists take a moment to reflect. Released on June 1, 2014.
Part Fourteen: Don't Fear The Reaper
Johnny discovers even more about Caleb's past when one of his demons becomes apparent. Released on June 8, 2014.
Part Fifteen: Spare Parts
After taking some time to restock, Johnny decides to don some new apparel. Released on June 15, 2014.
Part Sixteen: Catacombs
Nothing can get in the way of our protagonists, even if some obstacles were never meant to be hurdled. Released on June 22, 2014.
Part Seventeen: Head Soccer
Johnny's misgivings are realized as Caleb's sportsmanship gets the better of him. Released on June 29, 2014.
Part Eighteen: No Life In You
Caleb's hunger comes to the fore during his hour of need, much to Johnny's revulsion. Released on July 6, 2014.
Part Nineteen: Graveyard
Answers flow as Johnny and Caleb escape from the catacomb. Released on July 13, 2014.
Part Twenty: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Our protagonists prepare for a search for knowledge before once again heading off into the night. Released on July 20, 2014.
Part Twenty One: Gothic Library
Caleb and Johnny are forced to go on a key hunt. Released on July 27, 2014.
Part Twenty Two: Pursuit of Knowledge
Overcoming all their obstacles, the duo finally finds the answers that they seek. Released on August 3, 2014.
Part Twenty Three: As It Burns, It Burns
Disaster strikes as the dreams of our protagonists go up in smoke. Released on August 10, 2014.
Part Twenty Four: Steamboat
Caleb and Johnny's paths now separate, Caleb still finds himself unable to stay alone. Released on August 17, 2014.
Part Twenty Five: Kneel Before Me
Caleb tries to drink his problems away only to find a rush of memories instead. Released on August 24, 2014.
Part Twenty Six: Love You To Death
Events get out of hand, forcing Caleb to show off his temper. Released on August 31, 2014.
Part Twenty Seven: When The Time Comes
Caleb goes on a rampage, slaying both innocent and guilty alike, while the true culprits are waiting for him. Released on September 7, 2014.
Part Twenty Eight: Smoke On The Water
As the pressure builds, Caleb has no intention of going down with the ship. Released on September 14, 2014.
Part Twenty Nine: Boggy Creek
Unable to stay awake, Caleb has his boat hijacked by Death himself. Released on September 21, 2014.
Part Thirty: If You're Blue And You Don't Know It
Unsure of where he is going, Caleb decides to find his way through song. Released on September 28, 2014.
Part Thirty One: Mountain Pass
Caleb makes his ascension, and attempts to put his past behind him. Released on October 5, 2014.
Part Thirty Two: The Cold Rush
After being far too clever for his own good, Caleb feels the force of the world come tumbling down on top him. Released on October 12, 2014.
Part Thirty Three: Cold, Cold Grave
Trapped in an all too familiar position, Caleb finds himself privy to some unforeseen information. Released on October 19, 2014.
Part Thirty Four: Abysmal Mine
Caleb takes his pursuers for a ride by finding a new source of locomotion. Released on October 26, 2014.
Part Thirty Five: Desperados Under The Eaves
Trying his best to make a dramatic entrance, Caleb finally reaches the castle. Released on November 2, 2014.
Part Thirty Six: Castle
Outnumbered and outgunned, Caleb tries his best to fight off all that is assembled within the castle's walls. Released on November 9, 2014.
Part Thirty Seven: Excitable Boy
Caleb finds help from a friend he no longer knew he had. Released on November 16, 2014.
Part Thirty Eight: The Siege
Caleb and Johnny take on the Cabal one last time together before the gunslinger makes his way through the gateway. Released on November 23, 2014.
Part Thirty Nine: Beyond The Rift
After divining the truth about the otherworld, Caleb finds himself to feel conflicted. Released on November 30, 2014.
Part Forty: The Lord Of All Nightmares
One of Caleb's worst fears becomes realized when he tests whether or not four heads are better than one. Released on December 7, 2014.
Part Forty One: Accidentally Like A Martyr
Caleb finally finds the scroll he has tried so desperately hard to seek. Released on December 14, 2014.
Part Forty Two: Loose Ends
Upon sealing the rift, Caleb sets off with renewed purpose. Released on December 21, 2014.
Part Forty Three: The Word
The final concluding epilogue. Released on December 28, 2014.