Black Steel Brandy

One thousand years have passed since Ragnarök. New lands have been brought to Midgard with the collapse of Yggdrasil, and new magic has been discovered by the survivors. The old gods are dead and have been replaced by those left standing after the last war.

Brand was born Jabari, a dark-skinned human that is seen to be monstrous or mysterious in the city in which he lives. For his entire life, he's had to fight off attackers and deal with mistreatment. Worse, within two years he will be forced from the comforts of his home to fend for himself on the streets of Vellia. Before he is forced to go, Brand intends on gaining as much wealth and power as possible in hopes of having the kind of freedom only the powerful have ever known.

Little does he know, an opportunity to learn magic at a school for nobility is nearby. He just has to survive long enough to reach it.