The Peregrine Review


Nathan Musser


“Oeneus, king of Calydon, had given thanks to all the gods for his plentiful harvest. Well, all the gods except Diana; he kind of forgot about her. To take revenge, the hunter goddess summoned her most fearsome monster, the Calydonian Boar, determined to let it ravage the Calydonian fields until the people once again learned to respect her.” Peleus paused. “At least, Meleager’s messenger said something like that. I was already on board when I heard we’d be fighting a monster. The rest was just filler backstory.”