The Erden Archives: A Monthly Short Fiction Series by Whisky Wilson. In a digital world, truth is numeral, and whoever holds the code can break free or enslave. Erden is a world on the brink of cataclysm. Overpopulated and unenlightened, humanity settled into a comfortable cycle of technological progress at a considerable, hidden expense. Shadow players move people, private militaries, and entire governments in a games of winner-take-all chess. From behind the scenes, they manipulate information, spinning the truth to ensure their supremacy. The Erden Archives shares the experiences of those who discover the dark, layered depths of truth on Erden. To see the world below the surface, individuals must decipher the ancient history of Erden. Hidden in myth, legend and symbolism, truth waits for their discovery on the fringes of knowledge, where technology and magic blend seamlessly. Pursued by secret organizations, these individuals struggle against all odds to discover the truth before it is too late- a truth that humanity is not prepared to receive. Jessica Barnett, a student studying abroad, finds herself in an impossible situtation. When a friend betrays her loyalty for profit, Jessica makes a decision where lives hang in the balance.