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Book of Nomad

Our exploratory, fruited story series. Just like a story you can’t put down, each chapter is only available the month of release as we progress further along the storyline

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AUGUST 2019 I LIQUID COURAGE
Strawberry Kiwi Slushie Gose Cider

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JULY 2019 I BLUEBLOOD
Guava Passion Fruit Slushie Gose Cider

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JUNE 2019 I BON VOYAGE
Pineapple Raspberry Slushie Gose

After weeks at sea, Nomad, Dog and their ragtag crew of pirates and misfits see what appears to be another sloop in the distance. As it approaches them a large, tattered flag is raised showing a bear’s face. The crew screams in terror as they realize they are about to face the treacherous Los Osos. Bracing herself, Nomad accepts her role as captain and orders the crew to go full sail and face the ship swiftly approaching them.


 
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MARCH 2019 I EMPRESS’S DAUGHTER
Strawberry Mochi Cider

Nomad and dog arrive on Antheia, a garden world that has long prospered with its plentiful blossoms and fruits. Upon entering the royal citadel, it is clear that everything is in a state of disarray. Nomad is told that the Empress’s husband had recently passed away from illness, and the Princess, unprepared for the death, was particularly distraught. She made a hasty deal with a witch, who promised her twice her normal lifespan, in exchange for pardon from her previous malfeasance. Nomad and dog enter the quarters to see the Princess trapped in a magic sphere where she exists at half the speed of the world around her. Moving in slow-motion, she cries out in a low voice to her mother. The Empress, wiping away tears, asks Nomad and dog if they would help her daughter.

APRIL 2019 I BLOSSOM OF REMORESE
Apricot Mochi Cider

The empress explains to nomad that the only known way to reverse the witch’s spell is to find a rare flower - the metaméleia, or blossom of remorse. The once-common flower was over-harvested and is now only rarely found amongst fields of a copycat flower that evolved to mimic its appearance. The empress shows nomad and dog a used, dried specimen and has them note the details - the metaméleia has an inner circle of 3 pedals, and an outer circle of 5, whereas the copycat has only 4. Nomad and dog join the dozens of citizens out in the vast wildflower fields to search for the blossom. Hours become days without any success, and bleak hopelessness begins to set in.

MAY 2019 I FRUITS OF FAVOR
Peach Mochi Cider

Dog suddenly goes into high alert and darts off in a hurried pace. Nomad encourages Dog as he sniffs around, and within no time, they’ve found it: the elusive Metaméleia. Nomad shoots a flare into the sky, and they are finally picked up by the royal scouts. Upon their return, the precious blossom is infused into a magic tonic and given to the empress’s daughter. Thankfully, the spell is lifted and the princess is restored. As a token of her gratitude, the princess presents Nomad and Dog with a bounty of exotic alien fruit to nourish them on their future travels.

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DEC 2018 I SHADOWS & SNAKES
Bourbon Maple Raspberry Cider

Nomad & Dog decide to relax and take a weekend retreat at a mansion in Cryptos- a captivating nearby town with a murky history. Upon their first night stay, they hear a rattling noise from the basement and discover it’s coming from a decayed ouija board with message already drafted for them: NOW WE BEGIN. Suddenly the walls are covered in snakes, slithering their way down. The planchette moves around the board spelling out: PLAY THEM SOMETHING NICE AND FAST. A flute appears in the box as Nomad quickly reaches for it, in attempt to not ‘hiss’ these guys off.

JAN 2019 I PORTALS OF DREAD
Bourbon Chocolate Cherry Cider

The ground violently shakes beneath Nomad & Dog. The room seems to expand around them: Parts of the walls crumble as openings are made to resemble portals. There are three total, each filled with a different horror: flames, horrendous spikes, and slime-covered tentacles. The ouija planchette moves swiftly across the cursed board: 'Fear the unknown-embrace it to survive'. As Nomad biggest fear is fire, the duo rushes through the flaming portal as the smoke envelops them...

FEB 2019 I PHANTOM CARRIAGE
Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Cider

Nomad and Dog appear in the foyer of the mansion, unscathed from the flaming portal and bolt towards the front door. As Dog and Nomad step outside, a curious-looking faun stands beside a carriage drawn by an elephant. The faun promises a swift and safe journey from the treacherous place in exchange for the duo regaling the trials they faced inside the portals. They take the faun up on his offer, leaving cryptos and its dark secrets behind.

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SEPT 2018 I TREES COMPANY  Spiced Orange Blossom Honey Cider      Nomad & Dog arrive in the Sacred Grove and are surrounded by a host of walking, talking trees. They spend a night in the branches of the wisest and oldest tree, Cleyera, drinking and trading tales. Intruding on their party are the treacherous black hounds. They’ve brought a message: Hornbeam, the forest dragon, has been complaining that the Sacred Trees block his view of the creatures below, and he plans on destroying them all to keep closer watch of his wooded kingdom...

SEPT 2018 I TREES COMPANY
Spiced Orange Blossom Honey Cider

Nomad & Dog arrive in the Sacred Grove and are surrounded by a host of walking, talking trees. They spend a night in the branches of the wisest and oldest tree, Cleyera, drinking and trading tales. Intruding on their party are the treacherous black hounds. They’ve brought a message: Hornbeam, the forest dragon, has been complaining that the Sacred Trees block his view of the creatures below, and he plans on destroying them all to keep closer watch of his wooded kingdom...

OCT 2018 I PLEASANT POISON
Spiced Buckwheat Honey Cider

Distraught by the news that their days are numbered, the Tree Council meet to discuss their options. Many brave souls have tried to defeat the dragon Hornbeam, to no avail. A meadowlark makes a wild suggestion: destroy the beast through his love of food and boundless gluttony. Extracting the poison from a large tree frog, our heroes make a special cake to deliver to the winged bully...

NOV 2018 I DRAGONS LAIR
Black Currant Blueberry Honey Cider

Riding into the dragon’s cave on the back of the large bumblebee, Nomad & Dog place set down the poisoned cake and hide out until his return. Their plan has succeeded: as they make their retreat back to Sacred Grove, they hear the black hounds howling in agony, confirming that the Tree Council will remain rooted in their home to protect all creatures under their wooded cover.


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JUNE 2018 I ISLAND OF THE LOST
Coconut Pineapple Cocktail

After having no choice to eject from their aircraft, Nomad and Dog find themselves tangled in a mess of parachute cords caught on a tree.They are approached by The Divine: a ragtag group of past survivors who control he island. Alongside them is a chained creature...appearing to be half man and half lizard. An offer is made to the duo:challenge this “Lisko” in the Pit of Trials or be sacrificed themselves. With little time to ponder, Nomad reluctantly chooses to battle...

JULY 2018 I FIGHTING PITS
Guava Lime Mojito

Held captive by The Divine, Nomad & Dog are thrown into the Pit of Trials. It is miles wide and full of poisonous flora just as dangerous as their opponent. Dog barks loudly alerting Nomad to duck as a spear whizzes by. Armed with an antique pistol, he charges towards the Lisko, firing rounds until his weapon jams. A thick layer of fog covers the pit, through it Nomad and Dog approach a bloodied, shadowy reptilian mass, they realize they have won this trial. A clicking sound echoes throughout the jungle and Dog’s ears perk up: he takes off heading towards a tunnel in the pit, giving Nomad no choice but to follow him...

AUG 2018 I DIVINE INTERVENTION
Passion Fruit Pineapple Punch

The clicking noises lead the duo to the Lisko encampment. Dog is able to communicate with them and learns that they were the original inhabitants of this island and are hunted by The Divine for sport. The Lisko and their new allies make their way to The Emerald Lagoon- as legend states that their ancient birthplace lies on the other side. They suddenly notice The Divine zooming towards them in small fishing boats. The Lisko cleric yells a cryptic chant which causes the Lagoon to part in two, separating them from their enemy. As they approach the volcano, a spear is tossed at the cleric and the Lagoon folds inward, decimating the Lisko tribe. Nomad and Dog swim to shore, climb atop the volcano and inscribe a message about the truths of this island for those that come after.