The Mountain or the River?

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The Mountain or the River?
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The Mountain or the River?

Bei Ho Pan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


This fantasy story depicts a young man’s adventures in a prehistoric yet magical world in which beasts can be friend or foe…


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Bei Ho Pan studies Biomedical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. An e-sports enthusiast, Peter is a former PolyU Hearthstone Champion. He is an animal lover, and his fursona is a seal.


The bonding between beasts and human fascinates me. What better setting to write a story about it than the prehistorical times? While this was written as an assignment for good grades (not gonna lie here), I had a ton of fun doing research about extinct beasts and ancient hunting techniques. This story is also greatly influenced by the video game Far Cry Primal by Ubisoft, in which players tame beasts and fight alongside them, or hunt them to use their carcasses as crafting materials for better bows and pouches. While I like to assume readers are smart, editing this story with the editors revealed many flaws which I never found when reading it by myself. This fun experience made me a more balanced writer in my personal projects.