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The_Thorn
08/09/2002 11:59 PM

He sat in his library. He did that often these days, just remembering. There were lots of great memories. He thought of them often, staring into space.

The others didn't need him anymore. His son had taken over for him. He had grown and although he ran things differently, stuff got done. His students had grown and were doing their own thing. The new recruits were under his son. His wife was around and he still loved her with all his heart.

The power was there, stronger then ever, but his health was failing. The body couldn't keep up with the brain, so using the magic taxed him to the point of exhaustion. His twilight was coming.

He continued to ponder this for sometime. Finally the mage stood slowly, coming to a decision. He wanted one last hurrah. Something to make one last difference and to leave a legacy that would become legend.

The Thorn had finally decided to do something for himself first and not the magic..."Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

Mirror
08/10/2002 1:27 PM

Mirror opened her eyes as she came to her desired destination. She looked around her, and noticed the halls of the silver tower had not changed one bit. She smiled. She had fond memories of this place, and for some reason she felt the need to return here, while there was still time, before everything changed..............

Mirror was a kagonesti, and, sharing the long lives of the elves, she was used to change, and used to that change happening quickly. Time had started, in small places, to tell a bit on the old tower, but as she wondered around the place in her long silver robe she looked no different to when she had first arrived at the tower many years ago, although she was much younger in mind and soul then.............

She turned a corner, and started on the straight towards the library. There was a particular book there that she wanted to look at, and she knew that The Thorn would not mind. They were old friends, after all.......

She opened the door and saw The Thorn standing in front of the fire, his jaw set in a familiar stance of resolve, though resolve about what she couldn't guess. She smiled at him, but it was a moment before he noticed her and their eyes met. Mirror smiled more broadly then, and went over to greet her old friend and founder of the order of the Silver Robes.................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

starlite4774
08/10/2002 3:52 PM

((OOC: Aww...save me a spot, guys! I wanna join, but I flyin' to Cali tomorrow morning...:( Oh wait...yay!!! :):):):):):):):D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D))Computer games don't affect kids…if Pacman had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms munching on magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

The_Thorn
08/10/2002 9:03 PM

The Thorn came out of his reverie. "Hello Mirror," he greeted th elf, hugging her as fiercly as an old man could. "It's been a while now hasn't it?"

The mage sat back down in his chair. "You know, my time is coming shortly," he stated. "I'll miss Cai'de and all of the rest of you who are still around. Have you heard from any of the others recently?""Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

Mirror
08/10/2002 10:25 PM

Mirror ignored the last question, her mind was still on the matter of fact statement her friend had made. She looked at him, her reflective eyes wide with shock,

"What do you mean your time is nearly up? You've got years in you yet!" she said, trying to smile to lighten the mood. The moment she made that statement however, she knew that she was not speaking the truth. Thorn was an old man now. His hair was grey, his face was lined and marked by time, his back was bent now, where once it had been straight and proud. She swallowed back the tears that threatened to spring to the surface at any moment in the short silence that ensued. The Thorns question suddenly registered, and she decided that now might be a good time to change the subject.

"I try and keep in touch with Kalia as much as possible, but as far as the others, I never know if I will hear from them from one month to the next. That is the way of mages I suppose......" she sat down in the chair opposite her old friend, "How is Cai'de and your offspring? Doing well I hope!" she asked, changeing the subject further...............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

Kalia_Majere
08/10/2002 10:44 PM

Glimmer woke, as sad sensation snaked around her heart....and she looked up. A flash of silver entered her mind, and she immediatly thought of her mentor....Thorn. She stirred, and Navare raised his head from it's resting spot on her back.

"Are you alright love?" He asked softly, his dark amber eyes filled with worry. He shifted slowly, moving cautiously for the Eggs that lay between them. He reached over and gently nipped the scales that crested her jawline. She pulled away, hissing in mock ferocity. She stood, and shook herself, a few stray feathers flying from her wings. She turned and shook her head sadly. " I must go....an old friend is preparing to leave this world...I must go to him." She said, sorrow filling her crystaline voice.

Navare stood, and stretched, his black crystal scales gleaming in the magical light within their crystaline caverns. "If you feel you must....I will remain to guard our future." he said, as his nuzzled her. She returned the gesture, and slipped out one of the many entrances to their lair, all hidden to outside viewers.

Once outside, she took to the air, returning to the place she had once called home...the Silver Tower....In the Valleys of Fear,
Do I walk with my head high;
The weakness that threatens,
My courage belies.
And when it is courage
That fails me aw well
It is hope and my faith
That save me from Hell

The_Thorn
08/11/2002 10:41 AM

"Cai'de is doing well," replied the Thorn immediately. "She's much younger then me you know. She's the greatest. As for Cale, I thought you knew. He's taken over as the head of the order. He runs things differently then I do but I guess it all works out okay."

The silver robe looked at Mirror. "I'm leaving the tower. I'm going back out into the world. It's time to do something again.""Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

Mirror
08/11/2002 11:33 AM

Mirror looked at her friend. She smiled warmly, "You never did like staying in one place for too long, did you old friend?" She laughed softly, and the sound was as of rain falling on the grass of Qualinesti first thing in the new morn.

"Where will you go, what are you planning to do?" she asked him, her face slightly more serious now. "You don't plan to go on your own, do you?"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

Kalia_Majere
08/11/2002 8:32 PM

Glimmer flew on, her eyes catching sight of the Silver Tower. She murmered her spell as she flew, and passed through a shimmering silver void. She passed through the other side, in her human form her long silver hair bushing her back, her silver robes dusting the ground.

She entered as Mirror said "You don't plan to go on your own do you?"

Kalia smiled as she swept into view. "of course not...as if we'd let him!" She laughted, her voice light as crystal. She held her staff in one hand, the crystal seemed to catch and hold the light, to keep it, for latter use. "whats going on old friend?" she asked, it pained her to see all her friends grow old and leave her....In the Valleys of Fear,
Do I walk with my head high;
The weakness that threatens,
My courage belies.
And when it is courage
That fails me aw well
It is hope and my faith
That save me from Hell

Mirror
08/11/2002 10:11 PM

Before Thorn could answer Kalia's question, Mirror stood up and went over to her dragon friend, hugging her ferociusly. "Glad you could make it here Kalia, I have a feeling we will be needed, if only to keep this one out of trouble!" she said, grinning and motioning with her thumb towards Thorn. "You know that without us he only ends up getting into strife!"

The kagonesti let go of Kalia and turned back towards Thorn. "So, tell us more about this journey youplan to make."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

Kalia_Majere
08/12/2002 12:46 AM

Kalia smiled and hugged her friend back...it had been some time since she had seen both of them...to long since she'd seen Thorn...he had tried to help her when Navare first showed on Ansalon....but when Navare took her to that Continent far to the east, she lost contact with him...she never kenw what happened to him.

Kalia smiled and chuckled softly at Mirror's jest at Thorn, and she returned her gaze to the wizand mage. "alright Thorn...might as well tell us...we aren't gonna let you go without us" she said smiling, laughter lighting her Golden eyes.In the Valleys of Fear,
Do I walk with my head high;
The weakness that threatens,
My courage belies.
And when it is courage
That fails me aw well
It is hope and my faith
That save me from Hell

The_Thorn
08/12/2002 11:23 AM

"I'm going back to where I first me Py," the wizard said simply. His eyes gleamed like a kid for a quick second. "In the temple on the island is something I never finished. I'm going to now.""Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

Mirror
08/12/2002 11:15 PM

"Ok, then," Mirror said, standing up and realigning her spell components. "When do we leave?" A slight look came into Thorn's eyes, and she knew what he was thinking.

"Look, we've already been through this, we are coming with you no matter what! Besides, if we didn't, Cai'de would never forgive us!" she said, smiling warmly at her friend.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

Kalia_Majere
08/13/2002 5:34 AM

Kalia smirked and winked at Mirror. "yup that's right...and you know you can't get rid of me easily" she smiled, and turned. "so lets go already"In the Valleys of Fear,
Do I walk with my head high;
The weakness that threatens,
My courage belies.
And when it is courage
That fails me aw well
It is hope and my faith
That save me from Hell

The_Thorn
08/13/2002 12:51 PM

"We can't leave yet," muttered the Thorn. "It's not time yet. We have to wait for... something." The mage looked around. "I need to collect a couple things from the lab and my room.""Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

Mirror
08/13/2002 3:21 PM

Mirror looked at Thorn with slight worry. He sounded a bit vague, which, in itself was troublesome for her considering who she was talking to, but he alos had a bit of an almost beffuddled twinkle in his eye. She didn't voice her opinion. Instead she dismissed it and smiled at him.

"Ok then, you go and get your...........things, and me and Kalia shall sit here and not only wait for your return, but we'll wait for............something to happen aswel!" she said, her kagonesti accent starting to become a bit more promenent in her common dialect (OOC: Yes, I've just decided that all Kagonesti's should be British!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :D), "And while were here, me and Kalia can have a bit of a girly chat! It's much easier to talk about blokes when there not around!!!!!" she said, smiling, a faint hint of a giggle in her voice.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

The_Thorn
08/13/2002 11:04 PM

"Yes, gather my stuff," said the mage. "I'll be back shortly," he said wandering from the room."Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

The_Thorn
08/16/2002 11:24 AM

The mage wandered up to his bedroom and methodically went through his stuff. His travel gear had changed since he was younger. He wasn't able to do the menial tasks by magic anymore. He stuffed several things into a backpack, trying to think of everything that Cai'de normally packed for him. After collecting most of it, he headed for the study."Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

thistledown
08/18/2002 12:35 AM

*Something is not right.* Sarumth told J'mes. *Glimmerth is sad. Navareth is concerned.*

"Alright, I guess I'm not too busy right now." J'mes said. Packing a few things, he got on Sarumth and they flashed to the tower where Kalia was.

Dismounting, J'mes got down and headed down to the others. "Hello." he said. "I don't know if you remember me, but Sarumth said you were in distress."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
08/18/2002 1:38 AM

Mirror, who had just made herself comfortable in the chair she was sat in earlier, looked at the two new comers intently. She thought that she might know who they were, but she wasn't entirely sure. Even though she might not have looked it on the outside, she was starting to feel a bit old on the inside, and sometimes it got more difficult to remember....................

The sentance she was about to say to Kalia died on her lips and she just sat back to watch...............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

Kalia_Majere
08/18/2002 3:46 AM

OOC: okay, I've been brushing up on my pern books...lol...lets see how well I do :)

BIC: "J'mes! Saurmth! How have you been?" Kalia exclaimed, her voice happy, but her eyes spoke of other sorrow. "Concerned?, well...." she paused and glanced back at Mirror, then nodded. "Yes, you could say that." She turned to the window. "being able to outlive your friends is never easy." she muttered. "Thorn is aging, He wishes to go on one last adventure...but something tells me he wishes to do this alone...." she said softly, as she looked up her Gold eyes filled wish such sorrow.

"To tell the truth, I believe he has already left...He has taken too long." She turned to Mirror, and Felt Navare reach out to her, to try to calm her distress.

I'm alright love...Just Saddened...I shall return when this is over..." she sent to him lovingly. "the question is do we wait for him, or do we search him out?"In the thinking of a human, a 100 years is a long time
To the Earth, a 100 years is Nothing
This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale.
We can't Imagine its slow and powerful rhythms-we haven't the humility to try.
Thus, If we where gone tomorrow, the Earth would not miss us.

thistledown
08/18/2002 11:05 PM

"I, I see." J'mes said sadly. "I think I may know how he feels. I'm not that young any more either. I can feel the time coming when Sarumth and I will go between for good."

"But for now... I am sorry to see another friend go. I still remember Javert's funeral, and still miss him a lot. And who knows where Thistledown is." J'mes's face darkened more at the thought of his lost friends. "I think the only time I actually met Thorn was at the wedding, and that was brief. But maybe your right; we should go find him."

(OOC: I figure, if this is down the line a ways, Javert was already old, so he's probably dead by this time. I guess this is set about 30 years down the timeline from the bulk of the forum? If not, I will edit this.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

The_Thorn
08/19/2002 11:44 AM

OOC: Probably 30 or 40 years, I'd say.

The Thorn was in his study. Half of it was dusty, his half. Cale side was used, not clean, but not coated with a thin layer of dust. The mage blew some of the dust off of several objects then began to cough as dust got caught in his lungs.

The mage looked over objects then began selecting several and placing them in a sack."Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

The_Thorn
09/11/2002 3:04 PM

The old man finished collecting what he thought he'd need on his pilgrimage. He was sure there was something he had forgotten that his wife would remind him of but he could pick that up later. He headed back to the library to see if everyone was still there or if they had taken him as a joke."Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
"That's right." - Clue

QueshuWarrior
09/11/2002 7:18 PM

Jalen Stone lay,dead asleep, on a pile of potato filled sacks in an alley way in town. It was next to a commonly visited tavern, and his appearence was scaring many customers away.
Not many people accepted Jalens stone skin. Not even his parents, whom he has not see in 15 years.

"Hey get outta here! Your time here is done!"The barkeep shouted at Jalen.
"Hey buddy, we had a deal. You let me sleep here, I keep away the pidgeons!"Jalen defended himself the best he could, but it was no use. The barkeep lifted him up and tossed him on the dirt street.
" That's the biggest mistake you'll ever make!" Jalen was furious. He ran up to the tavern door and smashed it into pieces with his stone fists.
" Thats enough, I'm taking this to the guards!" The barkeep was gone in seconds.
" Pretty fast for a big guy."thought Jalen, but that needed to wait, he was in serious trouble now. He cant pity himself out of his one.
He saw the barkeep coming back with two guards clad with armor and holding spears. The guards grabbed Jalen by the arms. Jalen yanked out of their grip with strength he didnt even know he had. At that moment, something of great evil took over Jalen.
Jalen woke up and found himself on his knees in front of a bloody barkeep and two guards who seemed dead. He didnt know what has happened. He guessed that he was helping this man with a wound. He then realized that everyone was staring at him. Mothers speeding their paces with children. Grown, strong men running into shops. He saw one old dwarf sitting in a chair in front of a beaten up home.
"Excuse me sir, can you explain what has happened here?"Jalen asked the elderly dwarf.
"GREAT RAUROS! GET THE GAURDS! HE'S TRYING TO KILL ME!" the blubbering dwarf stumbled out of his chair in fear.
"NO, NO, please stop! It wasnt me! What happened here?"Jalen was never as confused in his whole life. Suddenly he saw something. Something that would never leave his mind. He looked down and saw the dark red blood dripping on his hands. He looked back at the dead bodies in great fear. He understood everything now, but it all come way too fast.
At that moment a squad of ten guards rounded the corner, the leader of the group pointed right at Jalen and they began to sprint towards him, their armor clanking as they went. He knew what he must do......RUN!!!
His shoeless, stone feet pounded against the dirt road lifting a cloud of dust as he went. The guards were blind in the cloud of dust and lost all sense of direction. When the dust settled, Jalen was nowhere to be found.
One thing Jalen knew about the towns he went to were the alley-ways. He had made a sharp turn into a pretty small alley way after running for a minute or two. He stayed well hidden under trash bags and all sorts of things. He looked out of the alley-way into the street and saw many spear clad guards run by. He was not safe in this city anymore. The big problem was leaving. No alley-ways led to the city gates. He would stand out like blood on a blanket with his stone skin and all. He had a big problem here and needed to think a while........


OOC: i hoped you guys liked that. Am i WORTHY to play with you Nobles and Senators? I hope so.
If so i would like our characters to meet sometime soon. It is the same city/town so that should be easy.
If your expecting a kick in the balls and you get a slap in the face, its a victory!

[Edited by QueshuWarrior on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 7:23 PM]

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