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Pyranthas
08/27/2000 7:05 PM

A great red flies over the country side. The Great Wrym is 354' from nose to tail and has a massive wing span of 472'. Behind him are several smaller evil dragons of many colors behind him.

"Come back you traitor!" a blue screams, "How dare you turn your back on the Queen. You shall die for your treachery Sharakas!"

The red stops and turns around. He then takes in a deep breath and waits for them to come with in range and the lets loose a huge gout of fire from his toothy maw. The blazing inferno burning many of the dragons, and many of them fall towards the ground. The rest that can stop do and then flee as they watch many of their other compainions fall to the ground.

"I am tire of fighting for her darkness. Now leave me be. That was a lesson to you younger dragons. Never mess with one who has hundreds of years on you."

He then flies away with out the others following him.


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Pyranthas
08/30/2000 1:13 PM

The great elder wyrm flies south and lands at the outskirts of a small village. He changes his form to that of a tall human well over 7' with black plate mail armor and a two handed sword strapped to his hip. He walks to the town and manages to find himself an inn. He walks in and sits down in the corner and tries to attract no attention to himself.



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The_Thorn
09/01/2000 10:59 AM

A gnome scribbling furiously at one of the tables notices the abnormally large man.

"OhhewouldbesoperfectformynewexperimentthatIwanttotry," says the gnome.

The small man gathers up his papers into a large messy pile, clasps them to his chest, and waddles over to the man that towers above him.

"Excusemesir," says the tinkerer, "wouldyoubewillingtoparticipateinaneventsomonumental
thatitcouldchangethefaceoftheworld?" The gnomethen takes a deep breath having used up all of his air.

Pyranthas
09/01/2000 7:58 PM

"Slow down please and maybe I can understand you good sir," the big man says as he orders up a tankard of ale.

Come have a drink.
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The_Thorn
09/04/2000 2:48 PM

The gnome takes a deep breath and speaks as slowly as he can. "I am working on an experiment that could change the world and I think you might be able to help me. You see," explains the gnome getting faster the more excited he becomes, "I havedeveloped some wings thatcouldbe strappedtotheback of a personofaboutyourstature. Withthesewingsyouwould beabletoflyanywhere."

TolkaninFaznin
09/04/2000 5:47 PM

Mikathalanasa entered quickly, pulling the purple velvet hood from her face. The light of the inn fell on her smooth elvish features, pale and marble-like. Strands of gleaming black hair fell about her shoulders as she moved to scan the inn. *What a relief!* she thought to herself; *no elves, for the moment I am safe.* She moved to a table in the back, not too far from the mail-plated man and his small friend. Sitting, she took a wooden box from her robes and from it took a piece of parchment, a tipped feather and an inkwell. Moving swiftly with determination, she began to write.

"Dear father and followers,
my point of view being quite different than your own, I have decided that my absence would be the best solution to our dilemmia . . ."

The_Thorn
09/05/2000 8:42 AM

The gnome is oblivious to the entrance of a new patron, being caught up in his explanation of his new invention.

"Like I was saying. Thewingsareheld togetherwithastrongadhesiveglue, themainstabilizersaremadeofthickoak. TheonlyproblemwithitisthatIamtosmalltopowerit, whichiswhyIneedyou," prattles the Gnome. "Bytheway, mynameisBromonoxodinecalminthanum ofthefirsthouseofaerologicalinventionsandexpeditions sonofSulfantinatedelucasand Berthantinatemaximusicusoftheweatherguild..."

TolkaninFaznin
09/05/2000 9:45 AM

Mika lifts her head and takes a quick glance at the dwarf, smiling humorously. *At least that's something we can agree on!* she thought, silently counting the seconds that passed before the gnome took a breath.

The_Thorn
09/05/2000 10:50 AM

The gnome continues his name for several more minutes (taking several breathes here and there) before he realizes that many people in the bar are staring at him. Not wanting to give too much about his project away to everyone just yet he calms down a little. "Everyone just calls my Brom though," he says in a slow, measured sentence. "Would you like to see some drawings of what I was talking about?" asks Brom.

Pyranthas
09/05/2000 4:30 PM

"Sure, lets see the drawing Brom," the big man, the dragon in disquise says as he looks over and sees the newcomer. "Just a second Brom. Bartender, I would like to buy drinks for everyone here tonight. Everyone drinks on me, Sharakas Flametongue."

He sits down again.

"Go ahead Brom."

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/05/2000 4:41 PM

Overhearing the big man's kind offer, and catching his name, Mika watches him intently. *Is it possible?* She asked herself; *but no, a man of his stature would translate into a dragon of nearly impossible proportions . . .but the name!* She looks back at her parchment, her mind at war with itself. Finally, though, she gave up her inner battle for the moment and continued writing. However, she allowed for one more quick glance. *He just might be . . .*

Pyranthas
09/06/2000 8:48 PM

Sharakaras looks at Mika.
"Is there something troubling you fair maiden?" He asks her as he looks up from the table.
"If there is something that is troubling you then I would like to help you out."

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/06/2000 11:12 PM

Mika bites her lip. She remembers all too well her brother's warning, that she was a minority in her mindset. Of course, how was she to gain followers if she kept her mouth shut? Taking a sudden resolve in this direction, Mika deftly gathered up her things and joined the large man and his gnomish friend at their table.

"I do hope you will appologize for my intrusion. I am on a mission of sorts, and perhaps you can help me." She paused. People usually laughed at this next part. "You see....you see, it is my belief that not all 'evil colored dragons' are 'evil' . . .that it is a matter of preference just like in any other creature."

Pyranthas
09/07/2000 8:05 AM

Sharakaras pauses and looks at her.
"How did you come to that conclusion? The dragons are born with the evil nature and they are faithful follower of the dark queen, but in the other picture the dragon were orginally the children of Paladine before Takhisis corrupted them. I do know that there have been count of the "dark ones" who have decided to turn from the Dark Queen because they have become sick of their evil life and want to do something different..." he pauses again and then begins talking once again, " but go on. Let's here what you have to say."

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

The_Thorn
09/07/2000 10:40 AM

Brom, involved in finding the correct drawings, is oblivious to the newcomer at his table. He continues to pull out folded up parchments, scraps of paper, and other object out of his many pockets. Finally he has a stack of about twelve sheets when he looks up and notices Mica. He stops and stares at her for a couple of seconds then stands on his tiptoes and tries to whisper to Sharakaras, "can she be trusted? This information can't fall into the wrong hands."

Pyranthas
09/07/2000 3:09 PM

Sharakas looks at the little gnome and smiles. The little gnome heres a voice in his head. It says to him "Yes I think she can be trusted my little friend."

Come have a drink.
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TolkaninFaznin
09/07/2000 3:43 PM

Mika smiles at the gnome. "I'm sorry, I've completely forgotten to introduce myself! I am Mikathalanasa, of the Silvanesti elves. You can call me Mika, though." She turns to the man and regarded him slowly a moment beofre answering. "One word; Drow. All elves are supposed to be good, in a sense, but then there are Drow who , though elven, are also evil. It is of their own preference. With every race I have encountered that has logical thinking, they have the freedom of choice; their own prefernce." Mika can't believe she's actually gotten this far without being reprimanded. "I mean, you're human, right? You know that you alone decide which way you go. Granted, one's upbringing plays a lrage part, but I;ve known people that go drastically either way."

The_Thorn
09/08/2000 10:13 AM

Brom takes a deep breath getting ready to speak when he looks at his tall companion. Most of the air escapes his lips and he says only, "people call me Brom." He tries to figure out what Mika has been talking about, having never heard about Drow, but they were probably being researched by a different guild anyway. Getting ready to learn something new he wiggles himself onto a chair and plops his drawings down on the table. He immediately pulls out a fresh sheet of parchment and some chalk and starts writing.

Pyranthas
09/11/2000 3:59 PM

Getting an urge of hunger, the big man stands up. "Sorry to cut everything short, but I need to go out for a breath of air." He walks outside and once he exits, he runs towards a place where he may transform into his true form.

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/11/2000 4:36 PM

Mika watches him leave, *why on Earth would he leave if he's hungry? There's plenty of food on the menu.* She waited for him to leave, then excused herself from the Gnome and quietly followed Sharakas as best she can. She soon
finds herself thuroughly lost in the forest, not really sure if she was still on Sharakas's track or not. She stopped and dropped on the ground, holding her head in her hands. *Lost! Perhaps I should have stayed . . .perhaps I shouldn't have even left home. Maybe this is a fool's mission!* She thought hopelessly.

Pyranthas
09/11/2000 8:14 PM

A great roar can be heard and then the sound of flames roaring. A great shadow flies in the air and dragon fear spreads over the land under the great dragon. Once the dragon is satisfied with his fill of deer, he lands and then transforms back into his human form and heads back towards the inn.

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/12/2000 10:25 AM

Mika is immediatly pressed to the ground with the dragonfear, but she simply grits her teeth and tries to rise above it. Standing, she sees the behemoth soar above the trees. She soon loses its trail, however, and decides to return to the inn, discouraged. However, she had run far into the forest and was now completely turned around. To every side of here were trees, and above her only stars. She took in a shuddering breath, chose a direction, and walked defiantly in that direction.

The_Thorn
09/12/2000 5:48 PM

Brom watches the two leave the inn his parchment still blank. "WasitsomethingIsaid," he mumbles to himself. He looks around the inn for someone else of enormous statue but doesn't find anybody that would work for his experimants. He sighs loudly and orders an ale.

Pyranthas
09/13/2000 1:45 PM

The big man walks back into the bar and sits down in his seat. "Now, Brom, how do you expect for this to work again? Have you already build the wings? If so, would you like to try them out now?"

Come have a drink.
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The_Thorn
09/14/2000 11:24 AM

His interest immediately peaks with the mention of his invention. "I don't have them with me, they are at my home on the outskirts of town. I have several different models because I don't know which one is the best," sputters the gnome. "Do you really want to help me try them out?"

Pyranthas
09/14/2000 3:11 PM

"Yes, lets go try it out. How does it work? Does it only alow me to glide? Or does it actually alow me to fly?"

The big man says as he stands up.

"Where's the elven lady gone to?"

Come have a drink.
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TolkaninFaznin
09/14/2000 8:19 PM

Mika walked for some time, finally stopping when nothing looked familiar. Night was fast approaching and the darkness slipped through the forest like a death knight, squealching all noise as it passed. Trying to remain calm, she altered her course a little and continued,.

The_Thorn
09/15/2000 10:32 AM

The gnome directs the flame haired man where to go. As they head toward his house he explains how his contraption works. "You strap on these wings that I've made out of several different materials. Then, on the back of the two wings, I light this fuse, which is actually just a fast burning string, which runs into these two small metal canisters that are attached to the underside of the wings. The fuse sets of tiny explosions in the canisters that shoot you into the air. I found a powder mixed by the alchemy guild that works perfect. Once you are in the air you can use the wings to go up or down, left or right. Unfortuneately it only last for about five minutes until all of the powder is burnt up and you have to land," explains Brom.

Pyranthas
09/18/2000 10:58 AM

"Well then Brom, lets get to work. If the powder runs out ad the wings are big enough, I should be able to glide to safety. Let's get these wings on me. Maybe while I'm in the air I can find our elvish friend. What do you think?" He looks at the small gnome with a smile.

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/18/2000 5:01 PM

Mika was getting more frightened as night wore on. *Great . . .* she thought, *my first night out and I'm lost. Maybe I was too young . . .* She climbs a near tree and finds comfort near the top. The stars and moons blink down on her as she tries to find sleep among the branches.

Pyranthas
09/18/2000 5:36 PM

The big man walks over to the contraption that the gnome made and then starts putting it on. Once he had it on he looks at Brom. "Ready to see how this works? Light the fuse."

Come have a drink.
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The_Thorn
09/19/2000 7:34 AM

Brom waddles over to two stones on a bench. He is very impressed that a human could understand his drawings, let alone assemble his great work. He strikes the two stones together and sparks fly. One of the sparks jumps and ignites the fuses. The gnome immediately produces paper and chalk and gets ready to write.

Pyranthas
09/19/2000 8:15 AM

Sharakas flies up into the air. He gets to about 500 feet before he starts to level off.
"Well this is surely one way to fly. It is certainly interesting," he says to himself.
He thinks for a few seconds and then manages to bank one of the wings and manages to get the device to turn. While flying he looks below to see if he can spot the elf maiden who was in the bar. Spotting nothing, he turns all the way around and heads back to Brom's workshop and circles around it.
"Is there a way to shut it off?" Sharakas bellow below.

Come have a drink.
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The_Thorn
09/19/2000 12:19 PM

Brom shakes his head. "I didn't know if it would work yet, so I never thought to shut it off," yells the gnome. Suddenly a powerfull wave of energy hits them. IT IS TIME TO VISIT THE TOWER. The gnome becomes curious, wondering if someone at the tower has heard about his machine. "You have to come down, we need to leave," he shouts up at Sharakas.

Pyranthas
09/20/2000 8:31 PM

"How do I get down... I know," He says as he manages to get himself to turn wide enough so he could do a wing over and manages to get closer to the ground. As he approaches, he grabs hold of a branch and hug onto the trunk. He then undoes the device and then manages to grapple onto the engine part of it and remove it and allows it to fly away.
"Sorry bout that, I hope you have more of those. It works great. It just need a way to shut off so I can land easier," He says as he climbs down the tree and then jumps down to the ground.
"Now, let's go my friend. We have a long ways to go."

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

The_Thorn
09/21/2000 10:56 AM

Brom grabs a large sack out of his house. It is stuffed full of unidentifiable objects. "I'm ready," says the gnome, shouldering the pack. "It's too bad we couldn't find your friend," he says as they head off down the path.

Pyranthas
09/21/2000 2:24 PM

Forgetting where he is, Sharakas stops and then transforms behind the little gnome. He looks down at the Gnome and says, "I know a way we can get there faster than if we go on foot. Please do not be frightened by my appearance Brom. I have turned from my dark ways and I look to serve Paladine."



Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/25/2000 10:15 AM

Mika had seen the large contraption in the sky, and had called out to it as she recognized Sharakas, but he must not have heard over the drone of the engines, as she went unnoticed. She watched his direction, over, and quickly climbed down from the tree and began running.

The_Thorn
09/26/2000 7:49 AM

Brom turns around at the sound of the large voice. He sees the large red dragon standing in front of him, ready to eat him and the poor gnome faints.

Pyranthas
09/26/2000 11:45 AM

The dragon looks down at the gnome and then picks him up and holds him in his hand protectively. "Wake up Brom. I shall not hurt you."

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

TolkaninFaznin
09/26/2000 8:53 PM

Mika breaks the clearing on Sharakas and the comotose gnome. Seeing the great red hold the gnome in what she considered a paternal matter, she smiled. "I was right . . ." She whispered.

The_Thorn
09/27/2000 12:43 PM

The gnome finally comes to with much groaning and moaning. He opens his eyes and finds himself staring into the face of a red dragon. "Please don't hurt me, I only make machines," stammers Brom.

Pyranthas
09/28/2000 7:47 AM

"Brom, I am not going to hurt you. I have turned from the Queen. I am here to help you. Let us go to the tower now little one." The great dragon says with a smile and then places him on his back. "Hang on tight my little friend."

Come have a drink.
Bronzeblade Keep

The_Thorn
09/28/2000 10:42 AM

Just before they take flight Brom notices the elf lady that came up to them at the bar smiling at them.

"What about her?" asks the gnome, "is she going with us?"

TolkaninFaznin
09/29/2000 5:36 AM

Hearing the gnome, Mika sighs. "Yes, that is, if you will have me. . ." Her eyes stray to look directly into Sharakas's. Somehow, she was not overcome by the dragonfear.

The_Thorn
09/29/2000 10:23 AM

The gnome loses all fear at hearing Mika's interest.

"We're going to a tower to show them my invention," explains Brom. "Something very important is happening and we are going to help."

TolkaninFaznin
09/30/2000 8:15 AM

"I will come." She says, and approaches the dragon. "Great beast, may I ride upon your back?"

The_Thorn
10/02/2000 10:25 AM

"Where do i get to ride," squeaks the gnome in excitement. He was going to fly, really fly.

The_Thorn
11/14/2000 7:14 AM

The gnome finally realizes that the dragon is not going to reply. If they were to make it to the tower, the gnome was going to have to go on foot. Off he trotted, leaving his silent dragon-friend behind. After all, thought Brom, a dragon could catch up to a gnome anyway.

The_Thorn
11/16/2000 11:28 AM

Brom trotted for some time. He didn't know where the tower was but he felt like he was being pulled in the right direction. After walking all day, the gnome set up camp and rested for the evening, going over his flying machines plans to make sure they were all precise.

The_Thorn
11/21/2000 11:35 AM

Brom journies his time and eventually reaches the tower.

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