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The_Thorn
10/03/2000 6:39 AM

With the ripples in time increasing, the reality of the world of Krynn has split. Bringing about different events. Some elves have gone underground, and with this their skin turned dark. Gnome machines work, and are much feared, as factions of gnomes have turned evil, warring against their own. A new order of wizards has formed, green robes, wizards that pull their magic from nature. The knights of Solamnia and Steel have merged to found the Order of the Steel Rose. The elven nation has unified, to drive of threats from the advancing minotaurs. The dwarven nation of Thorbardin fell from within, and now groups of nomadic dwarves roam the devestated mountains. The Blood Sea has clamed, and pirates along the shores are abundant. And the gods still look down upon the world.

You are at one constant throughout all the timelines, The Inn of the Last Home in Solace. The inn is run by Caramon's daughters but is in danger. The advance of a group of black spawn has endangered the city.

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/03/2000 2:14 PM

Jorath,knight of the Steel Rose,looks out through his gnomish spyglass at the aproaching spawn.
He sighs.When news of the black spawn army approaching came to Solace the townspeople decided to defend thier homes.All those who could lift a sword,both men and women,joined to form a small miltia against the invaders.
With them were all those adventurers who had passed through Solace on thier way elsewhere and stayed to defend the Inn of the last Home,home of adventurers no matter what timeline.
And Jorath sighed.Whatever the courage of the militia and the determination of the adventurers,it was still a lost battle.
But still Jorarh had ordered his small company of knights to stay and try to defend the city and the Inn.For at least they would die with honour.

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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

The_Thorn
10/05/2000 10:53 AM

"How do we look Jorath," says a gruff voice from behind him. It is Percival Brinelock, a dwarf who recently took up residence in Solace and since has become friends with many of the knights stationed there. Percy was distantly related to the Hylar clan from the fallen empire of Thorbardin. After his ancestors' homes were destroyed his family had wandered. Throughout his life he was on the move until he reached Solace, which seemed to ease some part of him he couldn't identify.

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/05/2000 11:59 AM

"Its bad,Percy.I don't really think we have a chance.I wish the merging of The Solmanic Knights and the Legion of Steel had not prohibited alliance with dragons of any colour unless the balance of Kyrnn becomes undone.In the old days we could have sent for a flight of silvers and wiped these spawn out."
Jorath smiles grimly."Now we must place out trust in ourselves.And perhaps in destiny."
The senior Knight motions to one of the young Knights in his command."Lad,set the gnomish machines I have brought."He sighs at the young mans obvious disgust."Do you want to die!?We will use the machines,no matter how dangerous,to survive!"

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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

The_Thorn
10/05/2000 12:45 PM

"Jorath, if I told you a secret that might help us, would you promise not to tell anyone else?" asks Percival in a very serious tone.

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/05/2000 12:52 PM

Jorath dismisess the Knight in charge of setting the gnomish machinery in action with a wave.
"I will promise that.Its not like anyone in my command is smart enough to care!"
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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

Haplo
10/05/2000 2:48 PM

A series of Bangs grunts and pained groans came from outside the door as it flew open to reveal a seven foot four human shape in the doorway. As he passed through the doorway dragging an unconcious knight with him his appearance changed from dark mysterious giant to Tall proud Barbarian. Releasing the knight he breathed in an spoke.
"My Name is Wulfgar Dragonbane son of Theodrin Skullcrusher and we have come to fight the evil that plagues the land, we of the Huanting Hawk and stalking Tiger clans sort advice from the spirits of darken wood and have decided to aid you in you hour of need. We have 12000 warriors between the clans. I assumed you were battle leader of the Fighters here. This man was Guarding the door to diligently, but do not worry his head will only hurt a bit after. That is all i have to say."

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/06/2000 6:50 AM

(OOC:That was a little too easy.Oh well.)

Jorath catches himself from falling down,steadying his feet.
"12,000 warriors?You must have enlisted your whole population to this small fight!"He recovers a bit,and starts speaking in a more formal tone."I am Sir Jorath of the Order of the Steel Rose.I am hounored that you would believe me to be the leader of all those in Solace,but I only command my small group of Knights."
He points at Percy."This is Percival Brinelock,a member of the miltia here,and a good friend of mine."
Only then does Jorath allow his smile to come forward on his face."And now that you are here,we will crush those spawn like eggs!Against an army of 12,00 none can stand!"__________________________________________________

"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

obnad
10/08/2000 9:50 PM

Suddenly a shower of silver light fills the room. Within the center appears a silver robed mage. I am Obnad Majere! I am here to defend my birthright! Traveling through the gates of time, I have learned that these spawn bring with them the power of dark ones that call themselves Shadowen. Shadowen can enter the living and subvert them to their own. They are not affected by steel or normal weapons and have regenative powers. I alone have learned of what must be done to stop this advancement. No singular magic can stop them. An army must be made from the Order of the Silver Robes, for they alone have the unity of all gods. This is the power we must summon and use.

If the Plains people do not believe in all three moons, they will fall to the Spawn and Shadowen as if they were gnomes beneath cyane blodbaines claw! Would you send them and the rest of these people to their deaths? This is my home and I will not allow that to happen!

If you would allow the Order of the Silver Robes to help I would summons them through time. If you wish to go at it alone I will take my friends and family with me and let you die!

I have the power of all three moons, but I am only an apprentice of such power. I fear that my power alone will not be enough.

What say you to my offer? Shall I summons my master, or shall you die?

Without warning Obnad raises his hand and a staff appears within it. A blue light radiates outward toward a plainsman by the door. The creature franticly tries to escape to the outside, but is consumed by the light anyways. The grotesque features of its true self emerge immediately, showing itself to be none other than a Shadowen- a creature from another time and world. Seconds later it turns to ash.

Obnad turns to the others, "they can take the appearance of anyone they consume. We must be very careful!"

Haplo
10/09/2000 4:02 PM

"What trickery is this Foul mage The spirits of Darken told us of them and blessed the weopons of our warriors, You lie, Reveal your true nature and end this charade or by Paladine i will crush you with my bare hands"

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/09/2000 4:22 PM

Jorath is astonished by the strange mage's sudden apearance,and is more so by his long speech.
However,by the time the barbarian chieftan had started threatening the mage,the phrase 'like gnomes under cyan bloodbanes claw' had been assimalated into his mind.
But it was stupid!Everybody knew of the gnomes first testing of thier 'Cannons' on the late Cyan Bloodbane.Since then no dragon had dared to challenge them.
The Knight Commander draws his steel sword."All right,mage or whatever you are,get thee lost from here,or perish!"

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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

obnad
10/09/2000 4:25 PM

"I decieve you not! I, Obnad Majere of the Order of the Silver Robes have traveled through the ripples of time and throughout the dimensional doors to other worlds. Within my journeys I have followed the Spawn to a world infested with the Shadowen creatures. They have sought their help to defend against your magic. Heed my warning! If you don't believe me, then seek the council of Sir Thorn. I threaten you not, but do not walk into battle blind!"

Obnad produced a small blue crystal similar to that which is upon his staff and gave it to Sir Haplo.

"You may summons me with the crtystal. It also holds power enough to defend against the Shadowen, but only once before it is drained. I must depart for I am expected at the Silver Tower. Godspeed to you and your soldiers."

With a flash of silver light, the mage vanishes.

The_Thorn
10/10/2000 6:05 AM

Percy watches the whole commotion. He faintly remembers something about silver robes on wizards, once in a book, some while ago when Skie had returned. "Wait," he shouts to Obnad. "I remember something about silver wizards I read in a book once. They were led by one called the Thorn and helped defeat Skie right, after his return?"

obnad
10/10/2000 2:32 PM

Obnad appears before Percy. "Your memory serves for the better of all. You are correct as to who we are. Through the ripple, we are brought together as is our needs. I shall return to you soon. Share your knowledge with the others so they may understand."
Then he was gone again.

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/10/2000 2:38 PM

Jorath turns to Percy."All right,old boy,what do you know about these 'silver robes' and 'Shadows'?I would like to know."

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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

obnad
10/10/2000 2:43 PM

A voice fills the room momentarily, " Shadows harm no-one Shadowen harm everything they touch!" and the voice was gone.

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/11/2000 3:10 PM

"Damn you, mage,come out and tell us what in the Abyss is going on!!"Jorath shouts into the night,gettting no response.
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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

The_Thorn
10/12/2000 9:15 AM

Percy looks at Jorath, "I once read a long time ago about an order of wizards who wore robes of silver and could cast spells drawing power from the three old moons. As for the Shadowen or whatever, I don't know what he's talking about," explains the dwarf. "But what I really wanted to tell you was," and Percy's voice drops to a whisper, "I found a dragonlance. One of the footman ones."

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/13/2000 6:57 AM

"A dragonlance?Percy,where did you find it?Could there be more?"says Jorath,forgeting all about silver robed mages and shadows at this hope against the spawn.

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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

Haplo
10/13/2000 5:48 PM

"I will tell you of these shadowen if you wish to hear?" Crushing the crystal in his hands. He moves to the chair and sits down. Unstrapping the 5' long sword from his back so that it would not dig in. And looked at them expectantly.

obnad
10/13/2000 6:20 PM

Moments after crushing the crystal, the plainsman feels a sensation of power flow through his body. Voices of those long since past fill his head with the warnings of what is to be. Bright light fills his eyes, thinking his sight lost, he soon reolizes that the glow is coming from his sword. The metal has transformed to that in appearance of ice. The shade of a plainswoman appears before him.

"I am the shade of Goldmoon. You are now the power of the crystal, as is your weapon. Employ it wisely, for it serves and draws its power from within. With this transformation comes a legacy for our people. Lead them as I would, and you shall not fail." Then the shade was gone. All within the room was silent and eyes drawn upon the warrior.

Haplo
10/14/2000 12:26 PM

"Goldmoon....." he stares down at the sword. "Gilean brought us here with 5 generations of warriors to restore the balance now Mishical (ooc:goldmoons god of healing right? only spelt wrong if its not just imagine i siad the right name) takes a hand, the gods now take a part openly, this place must be very important" he looks doubtfully at the sword which now looks more like frosted Blue glass "i shall leave you two to yourselves while i see wether this sword is going to break under heavy use, better to break it now than have no sword in the midst of battle" after saying this he walks off in the direction of a big rock and starts smashing the sword against it to receive some incredulous stares from the people around him.

obnad
10/14/2000 11:15 PM

As the warrior lifts the sword, he feels a surge of energy through his body. The weapon glows blue and shapeshifts to that of a dwarven warhammer and crushes the stone to pebbles with a single blow. The ground trembles and sends him and those around him to the ground. All were momentarily dazed by the effects.

His senses are restored and he finds one of the warriors laying unmoving to his right. Without thinking, he scurries to his fallen comrad and sees the tip of a spear protruding from his stomach and embeded in the ground beneath him.
He lifts the warrior to him and commands for a healer to be fetched. One of the others claim it is too late. "No!" yells the warrior. "I will not be the cause of this mans death! By the name of Mishakal, I will not!" And as he spoke the gods name, a blue light filled his arms. Moments later, he gazed upon the warrior whom was now sitting upright looking down at the blood stains and the broken spear on the ground. The rest of the plainsmen drop to the ground in respect. "The true Chieften has returned!" proclaims the once slain warrior as he bows.

Stumbling to his feet in disbelief, the warrior reaches over to look for the warhammer and finds that it has reverted to that of the crystal sword again. Upon recovering the sword, reality catches up to him as he falls to his knees completely drained of energy, but otherwise unharmed.

The_Thorn
10/17/2000 8:28 AM

Percy looks at the knight, "There is no others. I found it many years ago, after the fall of Thorbardin. I was wandering like much of my kind. I came upon it while digging through some rubble. I have always kept it hidden. Will this help us?"

Haplo
10/17/2000 1:22 PM

Lying on the floor exhuasted he hears one of his kin shout "Carr'a'carn" before he lapses into unconciousness.

Joe_Ghostbuster
10/17/2000 5:25 PM

Distracted by the strange events around the barbarians,Jorath barely notices Percival's question.
"Help?Of course it will help!All spawn are mortally frightened of the dragonlances,echoing the fear of thier dragon masters.""And it will probably kill these Shadows too."says the Knight as an afterthought.
"Where is the lance?"

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"I must have these dudes!"- dude vadar

The_Thorn
10/19/2000 10:21 AM

"I will get it Jorath. Maybe you should look after him," says Percy, jerking a thumb at the fallen Plainsman.

The_Thorn
11/13/2000 10:03 AM

Percy takes off towards his home. He knew Jorath would take care of the injured Plainsman. The lance was hidden in a secret compartment he had built in his house under an end able.

Joe_Ghostbuster
11/13/2000 11:12 AM

Jorath looks at the Plainsman and his sword,and at the other barbarians around him.He decides after much thought that both them and the mage that been here before were tricks.The only real chance they had was the Lance.

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"Observe the spider, how patiently he weaves his web.Then squash the sucker."-Garfield

The_Thorn
11/14/2000 6:44 AM

Percy reaches his house to find it in shambles. It looks like someone had been there looking for something. The dwarf immediately went to where he kept the lance. Luckily, the theif had been in such a hurry he had missed the secret compartment. Percy carefully removed the lance from it's hiding place and proceeded to take it to Jorath.

Joe_Ghostbuster
11/14/2000 2:36 PM

As Percy arrives with the dragonlance,Jorath greets him with a smile."At last we have a chance!With this--"
He is interupted by one of the Knights in his command."Sir!The spawn are at the valenwoods!Do we attack?"
The Knight Commander's face darkens."Yes.They will move on Solace if we do not hurry.Is the miltia informed?No?Then get to it,and return quickly,for we march!"
Jorath blows his horn,and the knights of his company suround him."Knights,today we defend Solace.The spawn are at the gates.Mount,and follow at my command."
He turns to Percy."Will you come with us?We are best suited to using the Lance,but I understand if you wish to fight with your friends."

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"Observe the spider, how patiently he weaves his web.Then squash the sucker."-Garfield

The_Thorn
11/16/2000 11:26 AM

"I have done what I can, now I must stay here and help the wounded," replies Percy. He looks at his friend, Jorath, and says "Godspeed."

Joe_Ghostbuster
11/17/2000 1:09 PM

"Thank you."says Jorath,and sounding the horn once more,sets off with the Lance to prevail over the spawn.
OOC:This thread is offiocally dead.I'm out of it.Just letting you know.

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