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Mertonius
01/21/2002 6:05 AM

OOC: Greetings to new adventurers and old. Welcome to the Heart of Darkness series. I am Marcus, an old friend of Mertonius the Demi-Lich, Guardian of the Gateways to Krynn, Archon of the Order of Thul and Chronomancer. I am here to explain a little bit of history about this series. The Heart of Darkness Storylines is one of the oldest of the storylines of the forum. It is a world based upon a real world setting of Krynn where magic and high technology reign and mages and warriors duel it out with guns and sorcery. However, the Legends series is quite different for it is loosely based on what would happen if the Heroes of the Lance where set in our time and the stories of the series is basically welded into this...

Here is Palanthas as it is based upon this world...

Palanthas, one of the largest metropolis on this side of Krynn. With is beautiful granite sidewalks and sprawling commercial districts it is also one (possible the richest) city of the continent. Its huge metro dock and parks, shopping centers and various structures catering to the mundane to the exotic appeal to many. Yet, like any other metropolis of its size, it has a side that is rarely offered to any tourist or vagabond traveller...

The Skyscraper of High Sorcery and its surrounding Shoikan Park has always been an eyesore to the mayor and city planners. Its glossy black shape rising high above the city like a jagged dagger of obsidian.

Nearby, one can truly appreciate culture by visiting the Great Library and Museum of Palanthas (under the careful and firm management of the head curator, Astinus.)

Some distance away from the city, guarding the pass into the valley lies the massive (though abandoned) High Clerist Airbase and Fort where the once mighty Solamnic Knights and their Silver and Golden Dragon Mecha Battle Armor patroled the skies with their massive Dragonlances.
(BTW: The Dragons are basically dragons with an additionaly ability to polymorph into powerful mecha armor. If you want a picture of these modified dragons, you could e-mail me. I have made a few pics of these, mostly Gundam type machines that transform into awesome dragon creatures. They are sub typed as AG-01 (Silver) , AU-23(Gold) and so forth)

OOC: As you can see, the legend series is based before the actual war of the lance. The dragon highlords haven't yet regained full power and the Heroes like Raistlin and the others are just meeting up. However, that is about to change...

I need players to role-play the heroes of the lance in this setting.... I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Dark_Master
01/21/2002 6:45 AM

OOC: I'll join, it sounds really good. I have been wanting to do a thread like this myself but haven't had a good enough idea, i am glad that someone has done it before me. I will role-play Raistlin if thats alright with you?

Any problems just let me know.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

TolkaninFaznin
01/21/2002 8:27 AM

Hey there, Mert! I propose to play Tas :-D

HOD was one of the first threads I joined, and I've been in one other since, and I've always enjoyed them immensely. :-D

Once a kender, always a kender!"Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens." -- Gimli, The Fellowship Of The Ring

"Those who support authority against rebellion must not themselves rebel." -- Silmarillion

Mirror
01/21/2002 10:19 AM

Hey Mert!!!! :) :) :) Can I play?!!! :) I'd like to play Laurana, if that's alright, unless you want me to play someone different. To be honest, I don't care who i play, I'd just like to be in on the action!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Slyknife
01/21/2002 10:37 AM

Being old and cranky always suited me, if Flint is open I request playing him."You know if there was one thing I think could help this, it'd be putting a gnome in a cannon" Solaris said.
"You always want to put a gnome in a cannon" Paedon said smiling.
"Yeah, but haven't you?" Solaris added.

starlite4774
01/21/2002 6:31 PM

((OOC: I'll attempt to keep up and play Tanis...though I don't know how well I'll do. Great idea, Mert.))"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and
I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
Bilbo Baggins

Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Furanthas
01/23/2002 2:04 PM

OOC: Well darky looks like were brothers *hugs Dark_Master* cause I'm good ol Caramon. I'm thinking really big ion guns, polarized laser sheild you know. If I'm to far out tell me.... PLEASE."Power comes with Discipline. Love comes with faith. It is up to you for which you'll wait."

Dark_Master
01/24/2002 7:14 AM

OOC:Its up to you Furanthas, i'll just use magic. I don't know what the story line is going to be eactly, we will have to wait for Mert. He said something about changes i think, don't know what he means. Anyone got any ideas.






'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Mertonius
01/24/2002 7:33 AM

OOC: The HOD serisis pretty much a contemporary setting. To set off immediately at the start of Dragons of Spring Dawning and I would be playing most of the NPC (Gathis, Berem, Astinus) until someone comes in to take them. We start now... (and I would be chapter narrator, if there is someone like that)...

The dragon army officer, in his crisp sky blue uniform, struggled against the brewing storm as he madehis way through the docks. He occasionally check behind him to see if someone was following him. Gathis, ever efficient, followed the officer under the express command of her Mistress, Kitiara (avilable as a character)...

"That Tanis person is pretty special. I've wondered where those companions of his where staying..."

Lo and behold he saw Tanis enter a decrepit motel, a dozen of drug junkies near the doorway.

"Hmmmm.... I wonder...."

With that, the disguised draconian made his way back. I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Mertonius
01/24/2002 7:35 AM

OOC: The HOD serisis pretty much a contemporary setting. To set off immediately at the start of Dragons of Spring Dawning and I would be playing most of the NPC (Gathis, Berem, Astinus) until someone comes in to take them. We start now... (and I would be chapter narrator, if there is someone like that)...

The dragon army officer, in his crisp sky blue uniform, struggled against the brewing storm as he madehis way through the docks. He occasionally check behind him to see if someone was following him. Gathis, ever efficient, followed the officer under the express command of her Mistress, Kitiara (avilable as a character)...

"That Tanis person is pretty special. I've wondered where those companions of his where staying..."

Lo and behold he saw Tanis enter a decrepit motel, a dozen of drug junkies near the doorway.

"Hmmmm.... I wonder...."

With that, the disguised draconian made his way back. I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

thistledown
01/24/2002 11:49 AM

OOC: I'd be sturm, but that won't let me do much.. Corpses don't talk much. Maybe I can use my character from the original HOD, timesplit. Otherwise, I'll be riverwind.)Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

thistledown
01/24/2002 2:12 PM

(OOC: Forget that, I'll be Lord Soth)Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

starlite4774
01/24/2002 3:26 PM

((OOC: Help! I don't remember what happened in Dragons of a Spring Dawning!! Anyone know a website that sums up the books or can email me with a reminder of what happens? I'll try to get my hands on the book as soon as possible...))"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and
I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
Bilbo Baggins

Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Mertonius
01/24/2002 5:49 PM

(OOC: First Chapter of Spring Dawning, Tanis meets up with Caramon, Raistlin, Riverwind, Goldmoon and Tika at an inn after spending time with Kit. There he gets grilled by the companions but he lies even though Raist suspects him otherwise...) I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Slyknife
01/25/2002 12:39 PM

((OOC: Also background information, Sturm just died. Laurana and Flint are going to palanthas where Gilthanas is going to arrive on the back of Silvara in dragon form. I just lent the book to my g/f to read so um... well I'm not too reliable for this!))"You know if there was one thing I think could help this, it'd be putting a gnome in a cannon" Solaris said.
"You always want to put a gnome in a cannon" Paedon said smiling.
"Yeah, but haven't you?" Solaris added.

TolkaninFaznin
01/25/2002 12:57 PM

((What's Tas doing??? I don't have the bk with me either!! GAH!!!))"Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens." -- Gimli, The Fellowship Of The Ring

"Those who support authority against rebellion must not themselves rebel." -- Silmarillion

Slyknife
01/25/2002 6:19 PM

((OOC: He's with me, Flint, lauranathalasa too. Long name isn't it? not as bad as Gnoshoshallamarionininillisyylphanitdisdisslishxdie- you get the point.))"You know if there was one thing I think could help this, it'd be putting a gnome in a cannon" Solaris said.
"You always want to put a gnome in a cannon" Paedon said smiling.
"Yeah, but haven't you?" Solaris added.

Strider_18
01/25/2002 8:18 PM

(OOC: Darn, all the guys I wanted to play are taken! Who is left? I really want to play this one.Girl- " This is sick! Think about what your doing!"
Johnny-"I have. Unsettling, isn't it?"
-Johnny the Homicidal Maniac

Slyknife
01/25/2002 11:26 PM

((OOC: Strider, who's taken, remember poker faces, we can bargain!))"You know if there was one thing I think could help this, it'd be putting a gnome in a cannon" Solaris said.
"You always want to put a gnome in a cannon" Paedon said smiling.
"Yeah, but haven't you?" Solaris added.

Dark_Master
01/26/2002 8:05 AM

(OOC: What about Riverwind, Strider?)'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Mertonius
01/26/2002 7:54 PM

(OOC: ACK, we need Ariakas! We need Paladine! We need...ummm That's about it.) I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Strider_18
01/26/2002 8:45 PM

(OOC: I suppose I could play Arakias...Okay, I'm playing him. I think I'll let this thing progress a bit before I do anything with him, though.)Girl- " This is sick! Think about what your doing!"
Johnny-"I have. Unsettling, isn't it?"
-Johnny the Homicidal Maniac

thistledown
01/26/2002 11:34 PM

(OOC: I don't think I show up until Bakiris dies, oh, first there's in Soth's castle relating Soth's tale, but that's not for a while either.)Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

starlite4774
01/27/2002 1:46 PM

((OOC: On amazon.com they have the first few pages of DoSD.))

Tanis struggled against the galelike winds and cold that chilled him to the very bone. Ice froze in his beard and his limbs had long since gone numb. He gave a small cry as he came upon his destination--a small motel called the Last Resort.

Stupid name for a Motel, he thought as he pulled open the door and was shoved inside by the ensuing force of the wind.

No one stood behind the grubby counter of the Last Resort, though that wasn't surprising in a cheap place like this. A few plastic flashlights sat on the counter, the one and only late night courtesy awarded to paying guests. Tanis grabbed one in his frozen hands and fumbled with the switch. Finally it moved and a slight beam of light sprayed across a depressing staircase.

Walking up the creaky stairs, Tanis felt his eyes starting to fall shut with exhaustion. He forced himself to focus on his trek up the unending staircase and hadn't the strength to even glance out the window to his left. If he had he might have seen his shadow huddled in a doorway, watching...

((OOC: And that's Raistlin's cue. I really have to get this book...))"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and
I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
Bilbo Baggins

Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Dark_Master
01/30/2002 1:21 PM

OOC: Em... you may have to refresh my memory, it has been a while since i read the book. I am trying to get a hold of the book from the libary but i ma having difficulty finding it. But i will writ something for now

IC: Sitting in a shadowed corner, Rasitlin coughed fitfully. His lungs burned and his headed pounded. Grasping the staff of Magius, the cough eased and he drew a shuddering breath. " Caramon fix my tea." I t wa no polite question but a command. As Caramon fixed Raistlin tea, the red robe, began to think, what will come out of all this, and where is that half-elf.

Suddenly a familar presence made itself known...

OOC: Sorry that is all i can do for now until i can get a hold of this book.'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

Mertonius
01/30/2002 8:06 PM

(OOC: Don't worry, we don't need to follow the book word for word. :) As long as the essence of the story is there.) I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Furanthas
02/04/2002 2:23 PM

OOC: I'll post just to keep it up you know? Not that I can't get it up or anything :) I mean...... you know :)

BIC:

" Raist I still think you should eat something! You can't live off of a couple dryed rose petals and water ya know." Caramon said this as he gently placed the cup of steaming liquid infront of his brothers frail body.
He stood for a moment half expecting a "thank you" but he knew better. Moving to a seat next to his brother he drew one of his silver desert eagle .45mm pistol's and began cleaning it with a small peice of cloth.99 bottles of beer on the wall.
99 bottles of beer.
You take one down and pass it around.
98 bottles of beer on the wall.

starlite4774
02/04/2002 2:44 PM

((OOC: Oops.))

Tanis stumbled through the hall, looking at each of the doors with blurred vision. He could barely see the numbers--not that that mattered, as he couldn't remember which rooms they had rented out.

He heard movement in one and decided it looked about far enough down to hall to be Caramon's. Reaching for the handle, the half-elf tripped, swore and crashed loudly through the door. When his head stopped spinning a minute later, he looked up and right into the barrel of a .45mm pistol..."I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and
I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
Bilbo Baggins

Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Kitiara2
02/04/2002 3:34 PM

Can I be kit???George: We should be Arabs or Italians... the Arabs don’t drink, and the Italians don’t get drunk much, except on religious holidays. We should live on Crete, or something.
Nick [sarcastically]: And that, of course, would make us cretins.
George [mild surprise]: So it would.

Slyknife
02/04/2002 4:27 PM

Flint Fireforge, of the Fireforge Jewelry Company mainly headed in Solace with a few other smaller divisions in Thorbardin, headed up by his kin. Holding an old style Rifle with a bayonette, looking back at Tasslehoff the kender and Laurana as they walked into Palanthas. "You know if there was one thing I think could help this, it'd be putting a gnome in a cannon" Solaris said.
"You always want to put a gnome in a cannon" Paedon said smiling.
"Yeah, but haven't you?" Solaris added.

TolkaninFaznin
02/04/2002 5:21 PM

Tas's various pockets on his black army vest jangled with various knives, brass knuckles, grenades, shells, and explosive pellets that were for special use with his patented titanium spike-tipped reinforced Y-sling Hoopak with special rubber grip [TM] (gaurenteed to throw farther and harder than any other existing Hoopak!). His topknot was brought up in an intricate gold and silver clasp that Flint had made just for him (with the word 'Doorknob' craftily woven in so that only the artist and those he pointed it out to could notice). His tiny black combat boots with bright pink laces clomped on behind Flint, his baggy fatigue-print cargo pants themselves clinked with acquired trinkets (cell phones, wallets, palm pilots, rings, necklaces, etc . . .)

"Palanthas is so cool, huh Flint? Right Laurana? My gosh! It's so beautiful! Look at the tercotta designs on that building right there, neat! I love the way it contrasts with that steel Art Deco one right next to it! Look how tall they are! Wow!!!" Tas leaned back so much he almost fell over. "I heard that Palanthas has the tallest building on Krynn! You know, the 'Peer's Tower'? Do you think we can visit the skydeck? I'd like to see out of it! I heard you can see the whole city and FIVE MILES BEYOND!!!! How about it, Flint? Can we go? Just for a few minutes?????"
"Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens." -- Gimli, The Fellowship Of The Ring

"Those who support authority against rebellion must not themselves rebel." -- Silmarillion

thistledown
02/04/2002 6:41 PM

(OOC: Since Soth doesn't show up for a while, Ill be Maq as well.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

Mirror
02/05/2002 5:49 AM

Laurana looked down at her little kender friend and smiled warmly. She looked up in the direction that Tas was pointing in but could see nothing, the sun obscuring her vision.
"you really wanna go there Tas? I mean, you know what Flint's like with heights!2 She chuckled, her combat boots making a soft clomp on the ground as she dodged a playful swing from the gruff old dwarf.
"Boy, it sure is getting hot here!" she said, taking off her jacket and revealing a small vest top exposing her belly button that matched her brown combat shorts. Two holsters were strapped to her legs, each containg an uzi. (OOC: Think a blond, non genetically modified Lara Croft!!! :))
She looked down at her comanions. "So, where to guys?!"Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

TolkaninFaznin
02/05/2002 9:46 AM

((ooc; Laurana Croft!!! :D Sorry, couldn't help myself :p :):):):):):):):):) ))"Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens." -- Gimli, The Fellowship Of The Ring

"Those who support authority against rebellion must not themselves rebel." -- Silmarillion

Mirror
02/05/2002 11:33 AM


ooc; Laurana Croft!!! :D


OOC: It just screamed at me to be done!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ray: It looks like a giant Jello mould!!
Winston: I hate Jello!
Venkman: Ah c'mon guys, there's always room for Jello!!!!!!
:P :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :P

Slyknife
02/05/2002 12:19 PM

"I AM NOT afraid of heights. I just mind the part about falling to my death. I'll go if we must. Besides it'd be a good place to scout. Incase of any attacks from the dragons." Flint said grumbling into his combed beard. "You know if there was one thing I think could help this, it'd be putting a gnome in a cannon" Solaris said.
"You always want to put a gnome in a cannon" Paedon said smiling.
"Yeah, but haven't you?" Solaris added.

Furanthas
02/05/2002 1:09 PM

OOC: Star you always seem to know how to get the best meeting scenes:) Something tells me your gonna be a great Tanis.

BIC: When Caramon saw the half elvens face he spun his guns and put them away. Gently picking his friend up off the floor he brought him into the room and layed him on one of the beds.
" Tanis.... Can ya hear me? Its Caramon and Raistlin. What happened to you?" Caramon placed a chair next to the bed and sat with a thud into it.
Tanis was shivering from the cold and beeds of melted ice clung to his beard. Drapeing a blanket that had been next to the fire place over Tanis, Caramon cast a glance towards Raist and then the fire. His brother knew the motions meaning and made a simple gesture with his hand, the fire burned brighter than before and quickly dried Tanis's sooked clothing.99 bottles of beer on the wall.
99 bottles of beer.
You take one down and pass it around.
98 bottles of beer on the wall.

starlite4774
02/05/2002 1:46 PM

((OOC: Actually, now that I think about it, I have played Tanis before...I played him in Caramon the Conquerer. That was a great thread. Hehe.

I also got the book!! Now I know what I'm doing!! Sort of!! Hehe. How to the original are we sticking? Cuz Raist is supposed to tell Caramon to get the others and then Raist questions Tanis...))

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and
I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
Bilbo Baggins

Good becomes ignorant.
Evil turns on itself.
The Balance must be maintained.

Furanthas
02/05/2002 2:11 PM

OOC: Is this Chronicle 1 or 2 cause I got one and lost two but I have 3. So if we are playing out 1 I can like know whats goin on but if its two Stars my guide :)
Guess I gotta wait for Raist to yell at me and tell me to get the others. 99 bottles of beer on the wall.
99 bottles of beer.
You take one down and pass it around.
98 bottles of beer on the wall.

Dark_Master
02/06/2002 10:28 AM

"Caramon, go get the others, be quick about!" Raistlin ordered. No sooner than he had spoken, Caramon was on his feet and heading for the door. "Caramon..." Stopping, his brother looks round," Yeah Raist?" He asks, "You may wish to put on some clothes otherwise the others may be shocked to answer the door to a half naked man...wouldn't you agree?"

Looking down at himself, Caramon agreed, a hint of red staining his cheeks. Once he had left, Raistlin turned his attention to the half-elf, sitting shivering, though not quite as badly when he first arrived. Tanis could feel the heat of those eyes on him, as though they could see his soul's contents. He was silently begging Rasitlin to ask where he had been for the last few days, who had he seen and been with. Why not just tell him, let it all go? Tell the mage about his meeting with Kitaria, let him know that she is here.

However his release was slow to come. "You have been gone sometime, Half-Elven, what have you been doing? Skulking about town? Letting the others worry." Tanis looked at him with questioning eyes. Rasitlin replied "What? You thought that i would worry about you?" Tanis answered with a question "Well...didn't you?" Raistlin looked at him however Caramon burst in the door, with Tika, Goldmoon and Riverwind. Tanis' question was left unanswered.

OOC: I hope this is ok. As i have said before, i can't really remember much of the third book. Just one question, seeing as you are making the clothes more up to date with the time...should Rasitlin till wear robes and mages in general?'From earth to sky, from leaves to roots,
from fire to ice, and soul's own fruits.
From light to dark, from wind to water,
I claim this spirit and creator's daughter...'

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