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Kalia_Majere
12/06/2005 4:53 PM

okay this is set within the world of Mercedes' Lackey: The Heralds of Valdemar... if no one joins that's fine, I'll write it alone, though I know of two who may join, and I hope this fares better than the last one.

Draco
12/07/2005 8:26 PM

Hehe I will join just tell me all that you want from me lol

Kalia_Majere
12/12/2005 6:00 PM

well anyone who would even just like to read that would be cool, and comment please!! Draco, what questions do you have?

Dark_Master
01/17/2006 3:35 AM

Okies... let the character creation commence!

*steps back*

All yours Heather, teehee! :D

Just kiddin, will try come up with something for you to critique!

Dark_Master
01/18/2006 1:35 PM

Name: AkNor Hyrum
a.k.a: Nightshade
Age: 45
Appearance: Stark white hair, shoulder length, pale blue eyes that appear almost white. Slim build, with distinguished handsome features, a rather angular face, giving him a somewhat hawkish and striking appearance.
Profession: Master Mage (non-herald)

AkNor, ever since he was a young child, has never allowed anyone to know his real name, going by the name of Nightshade ever since his parents died during a raid. He may have been young at the time, but the years have done nothing to wipe the memory of that night from his mind. Nightshade can still see the bloody print left on his arm by his mother as she carried him to safety, blood pouring from a mortal wound in her side&. The only reason she lived that long was the sacrifice his father had made.

Since then, and discovering his talent for magic, AkNor has risen in the ranks of the Mages, mastering the leylines and becoming a potent force. He is wise, yet does tend to have an edge of bitterness and coldness to his words, but such does not reach his heart, which is warm and loving, sometimes to a fault.

Nightshade has made Valdemar his home for many years now, and has no intention of changing that. The recent magestorms, while upsetting for all mages, shook Nightshade greatly, making him edgy and easily angered but with the settling of the leylines and nodes, his temperament has also calmed.

Kalia_Majere
01/18/2006 9:23 PM

heh, D_M, even though you lack the finer points, it's no big deal considering you aren't familiar with the setting.

I'd expect nothing less from a player of your caliber! Bravo! go ahead and start up, if you have any problems/questions, I'll be happy to help or answer them for you.

Dark_Master
01/19/2006 2:53 AM

Hehe, thanks!

Sorry the post was so short, wanted to write more, but again... just getting used to the setting, think once I start reading the books etc I will be more comfortable. The ones you sent me are helping though!

Kalia_Majere
03/07/2006 6:25 AM

give me a few more days perhaps and I'll try to revive this one :D

Still with me Mertty?

Dark_Master
03/08/2006 12:54 AM

I'm still here ;)

Benjmn
03/16/2006 2:22 PM

I have always liked this world. Can I join, or is this one dead?

Kalia_Majere
03/16/2006 4:15 PM

if You're familiar with the world of Mercedes Lackey, by all means, join in ... I'm just kinda stuck right now I suppose... my brain is fried... perhaps a new post will get me motivated.

Benjmn
03/16/2006 9:45 PM

Name: Dirke Ehrin

Age: 28

History: Born in Karse during the days of a corrupted church, he had been raised, as all were raised, in fear of not only the witch-nation Valdemar but also of the fires of Vkanis. While Dirke was in the Karsite Academy his father was declared heretic, but escaped with Dirke's younger siblings to Valdemar, where they lived in exile. Feeling betrayed by his own family and under even closer scrutiny from the corrupt priesthood, he had pushed himself harder than any of his classmates in both his weapon studies and his studies of tactics, excelling in both. Things changed with the ascension of Solaris, though. No longer were heretics burned, and now Valdemar was an ally rather than an enemy. Though his duties had kept him for some time, he now has leave to travel to Valdemar and find his family.


Anyway, that is what I was thinking. I have not read all of the books, so my chronology is likely off a bit. Just let me know and I will change whatever needs it. I am not quite sure how he will end up on the expedition to the Empire (visitation from Vkanis, maybe?), or what, if any, magical abilities he should have.

[Edited by Benjmn on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:03 PM]

Kalia_Majere
03/17/2006 4:58 AM

that works... a messenger could interrupt the bit between Darkwind, Stormwing, Selenay, Talia and Elspeth. If you have read the Mage Winds Trilogy and even perhaps the Mage Storm trilogy, that's all you need to have read :D if not I can try to fill you in.

Benjmn
03/17/2006 12:16 PM

I have read Mage Winds, but skipped the Mage Storms and read the Owlknight stuff. Found them used and cheap, so I bought them instead of buying Mage Storms new. Been meaning to pick them up, but college has made me something of a penny-pincher.

Kalia_Majere
03/17/2006 4:44 PM

well Owl Knight is after the mage storms.. so that will work well enough... :) and ours is set about the same time as the second owl Knight book.:D

Kalia_Majere
03/17/2006 4:49 PM

and you're on your own as far as the embassy goes...:( next post just get to the Palace... and the capitol city is "Haven" not simply Valdemar... ;)

Benjmn
03/17/2006 5:10 PM

Sorry, been a while. I'll fix it.


Fixed it, I think. I figured I would be on my own with the embassy, just could not remember the Ambassador's name and was a little tired of writing.

[Edited by Benjmn on Friday, March 17, 2006 5:32 PM]

[Edited by Benjmn on Monday, March 20, 2006 2:36 PM]

Kalia_Majere
03/21/2006 10:44 AM

*claps her hands* bravo Benjm...:D bravo :) I'll be posting myself in a couple of hours

Benjmn
03/21/2006 11:03 AM

*bows in thanks* Thank you. It was fun to do that again, though I will be glad to get around some Valdemarian characters. By the end of the post I was starting to [i]think[/i] in that Karsite yoda-speak :D

[Edited by Benjmn on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:03 AM]

Oh, and is the thread title meant to be Herald's Lamnent or is it supposed to read Herald's Lament? I just noticed it today, (no Sherlock Holmes am I) and wondered.

[Edited by Benjmn on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:26 AM]

Kalia_Majere
03/21/2006 2:42 PM

woops...must've misspelled that one...:( my bad

Benjmn
03/22/2006 10:43 AM

Heh..happens to everybody, I suppose. Your posts are so well written that most people (me included) will probably assume that it was intentional...if we delete a few posts ;).

Kalia_Majere
03/22/2006 2:03 PM


Your posts are so well written that most people (me included) will probably assume that it was intentional...if we delete a few posts ;).


*blush* thank you :D

Benjmn
03/22/2006 3:36 PM

I gave my character an promotion...after realizing that sergeant is a rank that a commissioned officer would never hold, at least in modern militaries. He is a Captain now :)


I really need to start thinking of everything I want to say before I post. Anyway, though I am still not sure whether I want my character to have any abilities, is there any beleivable way in the world of Mercedes Lackey to have someone that old not have manifested their abilities? I was thinking something along the lines of whatever ability being suppressed by survival instinct during the time when it when have usually manifested, a time when he was also under intense scrutiny from the priests because of his father's heresy.

[Edited by Benjmn on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:48 PM]

Kalia_Majere
03/22/2006 4:18 PM

*nod* I don't see a problem with it.... Herald Vanyel's gifts manifested late as well...

Kalia_Majere
03/22/2006 6:20 PM

oh...do you have an IM that I can reach you at?

Benjmn
03/23/2006 5:39 PM

I sent my MSN IM to you.



[Edited by Benjmn on Monday, April 3, 2006 8:33 AM]

Benjmn
04/03/2006 8:35 AM

Sorry for the double-post, but an edit does not register as new content. Anyway, because you said that the expedition to the empire is leaving at first light, my character will probably have to find out about it after it leaves and try to catch up. So, I am waiting for the departure to be posted before I post again. Just saying it to avoid having multiple persons wait for each other to post.

Dark_Master
04/03/2006 1:59 PM

Heather.... I'm stuck, lol. Don't know what to post! :(

Kalia_Majere
04/04/2006 1:52 PM

D_M I was figuring, your char is a mage, he would've felt the rise in power as Stormwing took her Adept test... :D You could intercept her as she returns to the Herald Quarters... I don't mind a bit of external control of her considering how long we've known each other.

Kalia_Majere
04/12/2006 9:39 AM

D_M where are ya????

Dark_Master
04/16/2006 3:23 AM

Sorry sweetie! Been caught up in alot recently, let me know if the post is ok or if I should edit it.

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