Who are we?

We are Dorian and Talia, also known by our pen names Scott and Ashley Roepel. We’re both authors, writers, and creators who have a passion for TTRPGs and storytelling. We started playing TTRPGs in 2015 and knew we had to turn our (at then) hobby into a fantasy book series. We were hooked after that, and have built the TOS brand based around this love.

You can read more about our journey to writing here!

When not rolling dice, we are adventurous travelers, excellent home cooks, and always up for a day on the town. But lounging at home, playing video games, and spending time with our two cats (Danaerys and Gamora) is equally as fun.


Dorian has a background as a journalist and game reviewer for nerdy news, as well as creative writing for online games. His work has been published across the internet as well as in in-print magazines. He can typically be found playing video games, but when he isn’t, he’s editing the books and loves playing with their two cats.

Favorite TTRPG class: Ranger

Favorite Video Game: Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire


Talia has a background as a fanfic author, a resume writer, nerdy news journalist, and online gaming creative writer. She won multiple awards for her fanfics including three “Fanfic of the Year”, a headline feature in a community magazine, and multiple other nominations. She loves drawing, cosplay, and travel.

Favorite TTRPG class: Cleric

Favorite Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Danaerys & Gamora

Danaerys & Gamora are the mascots of Thread of Souls. Dani is nothing like her namesake and can typically be found playing with trash like zip ties. Gamora has an opinion for every situation.

Favorite TTRPG class: Rogue / Barbarian

Favorite Video Game: Angry Birds