Littered throughout Mark Tufo's Tufo-verse (Zombie Fallout, Lycan Fallout, Indian Hill, etc.) there are references to Michael Talbot pissing off a demi-god as his source of misfortune.

From Lycan Fallout 4:

"Again I said nothing. What could I say? She was right. From the moment I'd told that demi-god to basically kiss my ass, there hadn't been much in my life that wasn't dictated by the strangest of events and the most savage of twists. Hell one time I'd gone straight from cleaning my garage to confronting a yeti..."

The name "Poena" was mentioned in (I believe) Mark's Merry Mayhem.

Wikipedia say this regarding the Roman goddess Poena:

In Roman mythology, Poena (also Poine) is the spirit of punishment and the attendant of punishment to Nemesis, the goddess of divine retribution. The Latin word poena, "pain, punishment, penalty", gave rise to English words such as subpoena and pain. The original word is the Ancient Greek poinḗ (ποινή), also meaning “penalty.”

What are the specific details of the events surrounding when Mike angered a demi-god(dess) and where can they be found?

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    "From the moment I'd told that demi-god to basically kiss my ass" that seems fairly straightforward to me, demi-god wanted something, asked for it and was denied possibly with colorful language.
    – Revenant
    Feb 12 '19 at 0:56
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    @Revenant sounds about right, but I modified the question slightly to clarify that I am looking for details of the events surrounding him angering the demi-god (most definitely with the use of colorful language) Feb 12 '19 at 21:09

According to the author (at least back in 2012) there hasn't been anything written about exactly what Mike did to anger Poena.

From this comment on The first 500 words ZF6:

Hi Robert, first off thank you! And as for 6 being the last I honestly won't know until I've written about half of it. I really thought 5 was going to be it and I never got out of the opening scene I had laid out in my head. So there's still plenty of stuff for ZF6. As for Poena, she is the Goddess of Retribution and she has NOT been mentioned before. Mike pissed her off (go figure) and that is why he finds himself wandering through nightmares.

in the latest book of Shrouded World: Valhalla, Mike and Kalandar discuss Poena a little and it gives a more up to date answer than 2012, though the answer is still the same.

Mike: "I've been told I have one continually screwing with my life."

Kalandar: "Which one?

Mike: "Poena"

Kalandar actually winced and pulled back. "She is mean-spirited; did you insult her origins?"

Mike: She's female. She still hasn't told me what I've done to make her furious. Maybe she's angry because I don't know why she's angry."

Kalandar: "I've met her - that could be the case."

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    I edited in what I think is the author's explanation you were referring to; if it isn't, you're welcome to edit something else in. Good find, anyway!
    – Jenayah
    Mar 30 '19 at 22:17
  • Lol for this being from before ZF6 released. ZF12 recently was finished and sent off for Audiobook recording, but good find. Apr 1 '19 at 15:12

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