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Tales of the Raibi2|
Posted by Aisho on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 (09:23:36) (681 reads) 7 comments |
Then, as the the wind blew a particularly strong gust of wind at the fire, the man's reign over it broke; everything seemed to happen at once as the fire broke loose, revealing itself to be a demon. The village scrambled for shelter, many screaming in pain and fear as the demon reached for them. The man who had been trying to hold the demon was lying on the ground, dead; the man and the pigmi dragon on the hillside had vanished, and were seen coming to the demon at a quick jog. No one paid them any heed, nor the dozens of other pigmi dragons that began to appear in the night sky. The rainbow of colors dazzled whoever looked upon them, but they did not think of them, assuming they were the demon's children.
Note: Again a bit short & sweet with an unsophisticated writing style. I'm nevertheless keen on seeing how the tale develops. For me I'd prefer longer chapters. Your opinions may differ. Don't forget you can add your comments too. Tell the author what you think.
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Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 8B|
Posted by TerishD on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 (07:23:19) (679 reads) 8 comments |
Chapter Eight - Part 2
This was not his idea of a city, but Clark was having a hard time not feeling at home. He noticed the lack of multi-roomed tenant houses in the previous towns, but the populations there were so small that he did not consider them a necessary part of the scenery. This town was large, and he kept expecting to see squalor. There was a diversity in the quality of housing, but none appeared to be the results of planned civic humiliation. Some people just took better care of their residences than others.
There were poorly kept sections, but they seemed more of a reflection of those who lived there and not their quality of life. Both times that he had a home, each of which was simply given to the bank because his wife did not live with him long enough to build any equity, he kept the property looking decent. He had neighbors though who considered yard work something one did on sober weekends. Oliver's yard always looked good, but he was retired and considered the work to be a part of keeping his wife's memory alive. Eric would probably have eventually done the same, because his wife often worked in their yard. Stephen kept his yard mowed, and was proud of himself for doing that. His wife considered the untidy appearance of the yard to be just one more thing to fuss at him about. Clark went about looking at the small farm plots, stalls where various animals were kept, and the conditions of the various homes and assigning personalities to the families who lived there.
Final points are established before a major situation erupts. By the way, yes, to those that notice the two chapters here were at the end of the last installment. Somebody pointed them out, and I have made certain to put them where they belong.
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Tales of the Raibi|
Posted by Aisho on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 (22:28:00) (680 reads) 2 comments |
The fire the village had built could be seen for miles. It did not have a smoke, nor was the flames yellow, orange, or red; nay, they were blue. Surrounding this odd fire upon the plains was the village itself, every man, woman, and child silent as they stared at a single man.
This man was, indeed, not of the dark-skinned people surrounding him. His skin was a pale, creamy white, a startling shade against his rich black eyes. He stared silently at the violet-blue fire, his arms held as if heavy blocks. His short white hair did not move in the steady breeze around him nor did the fire. Everything was held still, as if frozen in time.
Note: Seems a good opening. But there's hardly enough to wet one's appetite here. As No5 might say. Need more input!
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The 12 Days of Christmas D&D style|
Posted by Atlan on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 (22:23:48) (760 reads) 6 comments |
Each of the 12 days before Christmas WotC will place a new (humorous) D&D artwork on a special gallery page here.
Note: WotC have also granted permission to use these images on Xmas cards to send friends.
See the extended text or go visit the page.
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Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 8A|
Posted by TerishD on Friday, December 12, 2003 (05:56:18) (622 reads) 6 comments |
Chapter Eight - Part 1
The men were awake and warming the stew when Stephen returned from the river. She quietly sat down before the fire as her eyes moved back and forth between the men. Both Oliver and Clark could tell by the directness of her actions that she had something to say, and waited for her to say it.
"Do either of you remember the process of transformation? I keep trying to remember the time between standing on the pedestal and standing in the field."
Some details are established as things continue to build towards a major situation.
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Elite Opponents: Yuan-Ti|
Posted by Atlan on Thursday, December 11, 2003 (13:49:03) (696 reads) 4 comments |
In their Elite Opponents column Wizards are now porviding an view on the Yuan-Ti, their uses and three highly detailed NPCs as opponents for groups various levels (CR 6, 11, and 12).
You can find the article here:
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New & original : Undead Master|
Posted by CirJohn on Thursday, December 11, 2003 (13:47:26) (3764 reads) 9 comments |
Masters of the undead take many forms. Many are necromancers who seek to further thier mastery of the damned. Others are priests and priestesses of dark gods, using the powers given to them for the most vile of puposes. Whatever thier role in life, all undead masters share a desire for control that drives them onward. In some, it takes the form of a desire for a pefect world. In others it shows itself as the conquest of the undead master's nieghbors. It is most likely this desire for control that led the undead master to his current path. This path is almost always a lonely one. Most people fear an undead master for the same reasons they fear evil necromancers: thier power over the dead and the risk of losing ones soul. For this undead masters are reviled by goodly folk and hunted when uncovered. However, some undead masters manage to keep their true powers a gaurded secret and live around thier own kind.
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Black Ilse shuts down (COLDHANDS)|
Posted by Thema on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 (12:49:33) (2502 reads) 7 comments |
Black Isle Studios Shuts Down
PC RPG developer Black Isle Studios has been shut down by Interplay. Despite success in the late 90s with the Baldur's Gate and Fallout series, recent setbacks have proven to be too much for BIS and Interplay to handle.
Many of the studio's most regarded workers, such as producer Feargus Urqhart, have recently left the studio. Furthmore, BIS's Dungeons & Dragons title was cancelled due to legal disputes with D&D rightsholders, Wizards of the Coast, and legality issues also occured with VU Games, resulting in console RPGs Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II being pushed back to next January. Interplay has lost approximately $20 million USD so far this year, making it harder for them to cope with the delays.
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Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 7C|
Posted by TerishD on Sunday, December 07, 2003 (05:53:59) (658 reads) 8 comments |
Chapter Seven - Part 3
Poyrastiosh and his wife looked over the books set in shelves in the upper library of Quershallivat. These were all the recognized classics written on the best parchment and encased by the most luxurious of bindings. A few texts were opened, and special sections were read, but the couple knew that these tomes were mostly for show. The entire room was truthfully for show. A large table was set next to the wall where a multitude of foot wide slits in the castle stone allowed for a wonderful view of the countryside beyond. The royal heir understood that the room could be the place where a squad of archers would work their skills on an advancing army, but allowed the moment to show him how grand a castle could be.
Some important discussions establish certain rationales and developments. Some major developments are coming, but a chapter like this needs to happen first.
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Tales by TerishD : Loss of a Name: 7B|
Posted by TerishD on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 (06:11:28) (628 reads) 7 comments |
Chapter Seven - Part 2
Duke Neymartain looked up from his desk to see his wife pass through his door. He rose to welcome her, and after she shut the door the elegantly dressed green haired lady moved into the embrace of her husband. The lord of the castle was glad that his wife had come, but quietly held her as he waited to learn her exact reasoning.
Gyllailor turned at the sound of the door opening, and waved the valet away as she moved to pour herself some wine. "My lord, I need to be quiet for a time. I cannot do that in my own chambers without anyone getting suspicious. Most know better than to speak, but word would come to you. Therefore, I am here."
Development in thoughts and strategies occur with our heroes and with important opponents.
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