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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 20C
Posted by TerishD on Monday, May 10, 2004 (06:01:13) (744 reads) 5 comments |

Chapter Twenty - Part 3

The three thought to remove the skin from the beast. Truthfully, it started as a normal thought to preparing to eat the animal. To get at the meat, the skin had to be removed. It became a major operation, but using some rope brought by Sylvia from the tower, truthfully for the purpose of making a clothesline to dry her dresses after washing, and the strength of the horse the carcass of the huge reptile was secured between two trees and the work was started.

There was gold present. Oggelly saw the glitter and picked up a piece of the metal. Suddenly all three were searching around the stand of trees for places where the dragon had rested. Some more of the metal was found. The total was short being a pound, but the three went back to the carcass feeling that their efforts to be less stupid than they originally estimated.

Details are handled as events move forward.

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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 20B
Posted by TerishD on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 (06:02:51) (693 reads) 10 comments |

Chapter Twenty - Part 2

There was no lack of fresh water. The mountains soared to a height where snow was a constant sight. The summer warmth was however finally reaching the peaks allowing for a short period of melting. There were cut channels in the rock where part of the eternal snowcap collected to form lovely streams. A torrent of water thus came from the summits supplying the plants with a necessary basic to finish their growth before it again turned too cold for life.

Our heroes take on a challenge worth bragging about.

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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 19B - 20A
Posted by TerishD on Friday, April 30, 2004 (05:55:49) (770 reads) 9 comments |

Chapter Nineteen - Part 2

Feladin found Sylvia almost as soon as he started to return to the camp after taking his bath. He was only slightly disappointed that she had not been watching. Taking a bath in cold water was not an easy chore, and he was certain that he had made a number of entertaining maneuvers as he tried to accomplish the task.

He tried a diplomatic opening, "You have something to say to me, Sylvia?"

"Yes," she was direct with the first word, but the others came out with less force. "What if we win?"

Events move on as our heroes prepare to face their destiny.

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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 19A
Posted by TerishD on Sunday, April 25, 2004 (04:11:36) (648 reads) 8 comments |

Chapter Nineteen - Part 1

Sylvia found herself having to hold her breasts. She had finished her morning exercises so had moved to the mountain stream in order to bathe. The water was very cold and she was shivering. The cones on her chest were very annoying as they danced in response to the rest of her body while their own muscles had them twitch to restore some warmth.

Being forced to deal with that part of her anatomy again caused some deep resentment of her condition to try and surface. Naked, having to directly relate to one part of her female form while being able to catch glimpses of herself in the moving water around her, she faced her buried feelings. She did not know how to respond to them. If she was ugly, she might believe that they were true emotions that needed to be channeled to give her the willpower to embrace such dire acts as what occurred yesterday. If she had arrived in a city where people were ready to deal with orange shirts, she might feel confined enough to try and escape in order to better her position. In a way, the latter option was given to her by default. She and her companions had been allowed the freedom away from civilization to adjust to this world and their forms. All the disadvantages that had faced other orange shirts were not heaped upon them. There was truly no rationale for her emotions.

Our heroes head into the mountains where the final changes to their identities will occur.

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Popular Gaming News Rules of the Game - Spell-like abilities Pt.2
Posted by Atlan on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 (19:29:25) (652 reads) 10 comments |

The second part of the new Rules of the Game mini-series has been published on WotC's homepage.
This time Skip Williams covers the following themes:

* Differences Between Spells and Spell-Like Abilities

* Disrupting Spell-like Abilities

To get to part 2 go here: Rules of the Game - Spell-like abilities Pt.2


Next time Skip tells us how to determine the spell level and version of a spell-like ability.

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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 18D
Posted by TerishD on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 (05:38:00) (699 reads) 7 comments |

Chapter Eighteen - Part 4

Oggelly went to remove his clothes and clean himself as he explained where he found the pits. After comments about the location, the Eglets started explaining their thoughts to Feladin. He barely knew any chemistry, but worked to only make certain that the elves had a method and were not simply wasting his time.

It took effort to crack the pits and separate the husks. The protective coating of the piths were then placed in some cloth and pounded into as close of a powder as possible. The crushed remains of the husks were placed in the pot before Sylvia cast a spell to release the fire from the substance. A bubbling liquid formed that was poured into a cleaned beer bottle. The total liquid was not much, but they hoped it was enough of what they wanted.

The results of our heroes experiment becomes apparent.

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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 18C
Posted by TerishD on Thursday, April 15, 2004 (05:24:00) (773 reads) 9 comments |

Chapter Eighteen - Part 3

The evening was not unpleasant. Some of the people were nosey, and stopped to chat to the travelers. Few claimed ever seeing an elf. A number of the men complimented Sylvia on her appearance. She was friendly to everyone that approached. All noticed that her two companions were protective of the lady, so she was treated with respect.

Oggelly found himself watching the people. He originally started just because he was uncertain of his surroundings. The people were friendly enough however, and his sister was wonderfully managing the conversations, so he simply started watching the people because they were keeping tabs on the strangers. He knew that there was lot about this world he had yet to learn, so analyzed a lot of minor details simply to try and get a better understanding about those who had grown up in this culture.

Our heroes act on a plan to hurt the outer network of the forces that brought them to this world and changed them.

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Popular Gaming News Gearing up for Eberron: Mind Games
Posted by Atlan on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 (17:55:04) (770 reads) 12 comments |

This month's Gearing up for Eberron article on WotC is a bit of a dual feature as it also has a connection to the new Expanded Psionics Handbook.
The fifth article in this line presents some facts about the place of psionics in the world of Eberron in form of a new race (the Kalashtar) as well as an organisation (The Dreaming Dark)

You can find the article here: Gearing up for Eberron Part 5 - Psionics

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Popular Gaming News Rules of the Game - Spell-like Abilities
Posted by Atlan on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 (17:46:31) (663 reads) 6 comments |

Skip Williams has started a new mini-series about the Rules of the Game. This time he is exploring spell-like abilities. So far only the first part has been published on the WotC homepage, it offers the following:

- a definition of "spell-like ability"
- a closer look at the similarities between spells and spell-like abilities

The next part will be offering a look at the differences to spells as well as what options you have to disrupt their invoking.

To read the article go here: Spell-like Abilities Part 1

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Bards, Tails & Poetic License Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 18B
Posted by TerishD on Saturday, April 10, 2004 (05:23:39) (684 reads) 7 comments |

Chapter Eighteen - Part 2

The party did not head into the mountains. They spent the day walking and looking. The complete change in terrain from the hills to jutting peaks was just more of a transition than they were prepared to make.

The peaks were not bare. There were trees, meadows, and all the normal components of a tremendous parcel of land. The peaks went up into clouds, but the clouds were presently not thick so they could make out the tops of most mountains within sight. There were claims from each of the three about spotting deer and goats on the slopes, but no sighting that all three could verify.

The heroes learn of a situation and move to take advantage of it.

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