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Mertonius
08/21/2001 9:20 PM

Five years after the death of the Dragon Emperor, Ariakas, and the subsequent division of his empire into smaller warring states, your adventure starts anew as you pick sides to fight for.
(For an overview of what has happened, please read Book 1:"The Highlord Emperor" and Book 2:"In Times of War")

The Legion of the Emerald King- under the rulership of Tanis Half-Elven, with his queen, Laurana. His lands include the areas around Sanction and Neraka and as far as east to the borders of Sylvanesti. He murdered Ariakas at the behest of his wife, the former elven princess. Thorughly corrupted by his stay in the darkness, he rules with an iron fist.

The United States of Ansalon- under the governance of Prime Minister Alhana Starbreeze with her friend Tasslehoff Burrfoot. No longer the happy go lucky kender he once was, he is now hard but kind leader who understands what the true price of freedom was. He lost an eye while fighting his former compatriot, Laurana, when the Elven Alliance attacked the Flying Citadel of Tanis Half-Elven.

The Blades of Steel- Built around the remnants of those loyal to Ariakas' son, Ariakan, the Blades of Steel was once headed by Ariakan who later gave it over to his adopted son, Steel Uth Matar Brightblade. With the support of Dalamar, the Shadowmage, they built their stronghold around Palanthas and its surrounding countryside.

Would Ansalon survive the Three Warring States or would it be forever mired in the darkness that descended upon it?
I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Elven_Ranger13
08/22/2001 2:00 PM

OOC: Damn, Mert, you come up with some good threads. I love it, I love it, I love it.

Autumn stood in the common room of Tanis Half-Elven's private office with Wynter standing by her side. Drastic changes come upon them both. Autumn's tattoes along her face changed from bright colors too grey and black and she wore dark robes. Her sword and quiver hung from her belt, along with a long dagger. Wynter's robes changed from silver to Black. An evil smile played upon her lips. Darkness floated around her and Autumn.
"Autumn Silverbow and Wynter Firecaster...his lordship will see you now."
They walked forward and entered the dark room. A desk was before them with Tanis sitting behind it, starring at the two with fixed eyes.
"You summoned us, m'lord?" Wynter spoke.
"Yes, your services are needed once again." Autumn's eyes lit up as a grin exploded on her face.
"What is thy bidding, m'lord?" Autumn asked with a slight bow.
"We have word that Tasselhoff Burrfoot is making a journey to his dear Kendermoor. Since it is within my borders, you will kill him."
"It shall be done," Autumn replied. They both bowed and left the room.

For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

[Edited by Elven_Ranger13 on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 2:13 PM]

[Edited by Elven_Ranger13 on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 2:15 PM]

Joe_Ghostbuster
08/23/2001 6:37 AM

(Hmm...who do I play, who do I play? The rouge Joe, or the ruler of a country. Hmm...ruling a country. Boring...)
Joe looks around, checking the scenery for enemies. "Its all safe, my lord." he says into a enchanted brooch which was useful as a long distance connection . His employer does not reply, but soon a bronze dragon flies down from the skies and deposits an old,weary looking kender wearing an eye patch. "Lord Burrfoot." Joe aknowledges with a nod.
Tasslehoff Burrfoot dismounts from the dragon, his hoopak ready for an enemy. "So Joe, how safe do you say my trip to kendermore will be?" "Very much so, my lord. I still don't know why you insist on doing this. But what do you pay me for if not to gaurd you?"
The kender smiles. "We've known each other for almost three years now, Joe. Wouldn't you gaurd me without the money?" Joe smiles back. "Come now, my lord. I'm a rouge, a thief,an assasian, a swindler. You'd be dead and your head on the way to Tanis's castle if you didn't pay me more then he ever could. Which is why i'm the best man to gaurd you. I know exactly how i'd kill you, and how they will too. "
Tasslehoff sighs. "I'll never change you, will I Joe. Well then, off to Kendermore!"

To err is human, to moo bovine.

Mertonius
08/24/2001 2:31 AM

Raismun Majere brushed her long red hair while staring into the magical mirror. A daughter of Caramon and Tika following the birth of their two elder sons, Tanin and Sturm, she was a surprise to the husband and wife who had both served Raistlin well in the last war. Taken by her uncle to a distant plane of existence to study magic, she developed quickly under the tutelage of many powerful mages. It was a big surprise for her that when she returned to Krynn only five years have passed. The meeting between her and her parents was a joyful one.

I wonderwhat is taking Tanin and Sturm this long to finish carrying the baggages. I still can't believe that those two dunderheads can't do something as simple as carrying our stuff.

She wistfully stared out of the window of the Inn, the inn that was given to her parents for loyal service by her beloved uncle, Raistlin.

(OOC:Heh heh heh. Palin doesn't exist in this reality. Instead, Caramon and Tika had a daughter who they named partially after Raistlin and after the Majere's mother, Rosamun.) I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Joe_Ghostbuster
08/27/2001 2:53 PM

(OOC: Come on people, how can I guard somebody without others trying to kill him? Joe could be up against cunning traps, people turned against him, and all sorts of other thingies by now.)
To err is human, to moo bovine.

[Edited by Joe_Ghostbuster on Monday, August 27, 2001 2:56 PM]

Elven_Ranger13
08/27/2001 3:41 PM

Wynter sat in the tree above the Kender and Joe. Her elven grace made her look like she was sitting in a normal chair.
"Hullo, down there." She say Tas give her an evil look and Joe draw his sword.
"No need to worry, dearest kender. I am who you think, the elven mage/assasin Wynter. But, I am not here to kill you. I am here to help you along the road. My partner, Autumn, is the power hungry one who only wishes to kill. I am the sensible one. So if you will accept my services, we can get along with the trip."
In 4 trees down, Autumn sat listening to every word. She smiled and sat completely silent, blending in with the trees like a chameleon. For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Mertonius
08/28/2001 11:14 PM

Elsewhere....

"Lord Steel! A message from Lord Ariakan has arrived!"

The dark knight bowed and gave Steel the scroll case. The knight silently unrolled it, giving it a glance.

"So, the kender minister, Tasslehoff and his retinue were sighted. Send for Dalamar. We have much to discuss on the matter of eliminating that fool..." I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Joe_Ghostbuster
08/30/2001 2:28 PM

Joe looks at the elf intently, detecting an armoury of hidden weapons and items of unknown uses on her. Much like he had on him, he reflected. "And why the hell should we trust you, Wynter? Being elven doesn't mean much in this day and age, and no-one's paying you to gaurd Lord Burrfoot."
He nonchalantly points the sword at his fellow assasin as if demonstarting something, his hand on the stud that will activiate the wand hidden within it.
To err is human, to moo bovine.

Elven_Ranger13
08/30/2001 5:15 PM

"Well met, Joe. I offer my services because you'll need them. Tanis owns the land before Kendermoor and he will not let you pass without some form of pain. I can talk you on paths that are seldom taken, and I can keep you secret from my partner and Tanis's means." Joe still looked at her skeptically and she nodded, seeing the distrust. "I will not lie. Autumn and I were sent to kill you, Tasselhoff, but if I were going to, I would have already. You may not trust me, but let me at least help you get through Tanis's kingdom."For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Mertonius
08/30/2001 9:51 PM

Elsewhere....

Dalamar stared at the darkened temple of Paladine.....

"It's been five years since the two greater gods disappeared from Krynn. And now."

Making his way to a mirror, he waved his hand over it once....

"Jenna...Please forgive me for what I'm about to do...."

I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Fizban13
08/31/2001 5:34 AM

OOC: I'll be Tasslehoff

"Joe it's all right i need all the protection i can get," Tas says with a smile on his face. "Heck i well even pay them for their services." With that he pulled out a money sack from his pouch and got out 40 steel pieces. "That's all i have right now, but you shall be paid more when i get to kendermore... alive," he said with a huge grin on his face. "lers get walking."" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

[Edited by Fizban13 on Friday, August 31, 2001 5:36 AM]

Mertonius
08/31/2001 7:49 AM

OOC: At last, we finally get someone to play a main character without losing an important one. Joe can finally concentrate on playing himself.

Dalamar waved a hand over the mirror, and after a moment, an image appeared...

"Yes, they are trying to make their way through that traitor's, Tanis', lands. I think I know of a way to kill that bastard without implicating Ariakan and Steel's kingdom..."

He silenly turned towards one of his Shalafi's guardian spectre, handing a scroll with his seal.

"Make sure that this is delivered to Caramon's wife, Tika. Have her sons waylay that kender and his companions before they make it through..." I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Ontarys
08/31/2001 9:50 AM

OOC: I posted a breif bio of this character under Mertonious post for more villians and hero's.

Elswhere..............................

Taryis sat at his study brooding. He felt te coming of some evil he coulndt quite put his finger on. looking out of the oval shaped window in his study he gazed upon the lush garden he nurtured daily, the fragrent smell of flowers filling the room. A slight breeze was blowing causing his dark blue robes to rustle slightly around him. Holed away in his study he had no care for the goings on and politics of krynn. He had caused enough trouble in the past. All he wanted was to perfect his magic and teach it to those willing. But still......................He couldnt shake that feeling of a coming darkness. Maybe this time I will help he thought. he didnt see the departure of Tak and paladine as a bad thing but this time whatever was coming would prove to dangerous, he was pretty sure his help would be needed. *When I am needed I know they will call* were his thoughts as he stept out into the garden to sit and ponder on what he would do next.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
08/31/2001 11:19 AM

Sarah smiled as Cobalt rose high into the sky. His strong wings bore them high on warm winds. "So where are we off to?" He asked, turning his gold eyes her way.

Sarah smiled wanly...she remembered Steel's smile and wish of good luck. "We are to search out and observe the state of balance near kendermore...we recieved infromation that Tasselhoff Burrfoot is returning to his home...if he is assasinated, the balance of power on Krynn will be seiously harmed. We are to help as much as we can..."

Cobalt nodded. and banked his wings, and turned west to KendermoreHave you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Elven_Ranger13
08/31/2001 2:39 PM

"As the Kender says," Wynter replied. She jumped down from her tree and started leading the group. "We can walk for 3 days on this path but then it will be dangerous. It's in the open with people traveling all over most of the time but then it becomes very lonely and that's when people will attack, unless they are Steel's knights."For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Mertonius
08/31/2001 6:56 PM

Dalamar shifted his scrying mirror on the companions as the made their way through Tanis's lands.

"Those traitors, I'll make them pay! I was right not to have trusted them!"

A sudden shadowy form blotted his scrying device....

"Master!!! Forgive me for not replying as soon as possible. I have found the U.S.A. (United States of Ansalon) minister of home guard, Tasslehoff. The one who killed mistress Kitiara..."

The shadowy form's eyes became red slits, thunder and lighting rumbled in the background...

"Send for the spawns to attack them. Eliminate the traitors, Firecaster and everyone with them....."

The figure belched a great bolt of lighting that sent shards falling from its hidden lair....

"The time for my ascension draws close. I would become a god and restore my beloved Kitiara! Beware, the storm over Krynn would blanket all shall return to take his place!!!" I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Ontarys
08/31/2001 7:59 PM

OOC: I think i know who that evil guy is!

Vaga sat perched atop a mountain overlooking the vast horizon. "I have kept myself in the shadows for far too long. Now there is nothing but war among these petty beings when dragons should rule all of krynn. If that damn mage wouldnt have thwarted me so long ago I would have been ruler! I sense there will come an opportunity for the destrucion of these fools who fight over lands that do not belong to them."

Blending in with the background of the mountain Vaga wasnt visible to the untrained eye, although a red, in fact the larger brother of mayls...Vaga was able to blend in with his surroundings.

"There is something brewing and when it strikes that is when I will make myself known again. Until then I will be content with them killing each other." Motionless he stared out into the distance brooding................."Yes our time WILL come"
The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Mirror
08/31/2001 10:54 PM

Mirror watched the company of kender guards as they flitted through the forest. She jumped from tree limb to tree limb, her long white hair, braided at the temples as always, billowed out behind her. She had traded her silver robe in for better suited clothes for this errend-doe-skin breeches and a tight leather tunic which showed off the tatoo's on her arms that marked her as a wilder elf. She fingered the dove etched on her cheek as her reflective eyes followed the companions.
She knew Autum and Wynter of old, but something had changed in them, she could feel it. She wondered if they really had betrayed Tanis or if it was all a trap. She held the amathysit pendent tightly in her left palm and her mind spoke to the mind of her mistress.
"Mistress Ahlana, should I carry on observing or is now the time to make myself known?"
"Mirror, my trusted servent, I know how you hate skulking in the shadows and I know that you have already made up your mind as to what you shall do. Therefore, i trust your judgement and will not try and dissuade you. Just be careful......" The voice dissappered.
Mirror braced herself, her hand poised above one of the many spell components that hung from the silver sash around her waist and leaped down to land in front of the party.
They all looked at her, stunned.
"My Lord Tasselhoff I trust you are well?" she asked the kender, bowing low to him as she did so.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

Joe_Ghostbuster
09/01/2001 5:34 AM

As Joe walks, he ponders what plan Tasslehoff has. The old kender certainly wasn't stupid enough to actually trust Wynter. He shrugs to himself. The willy kender would handle her, giving Joe the time to watch for her partner, who was most probably in the area. Autumn was good enough that he most likely wouldn't see her before she attacked, but there was always the chance.
Then a limb above them moves. A woman he doesn't recognize dresses as a mage jumps down and bows to Tasslehoff. A few seconds later, his arm is wrapped around her neck and a knife is on her chin. "So, who the hell are you? And tell me the truth, I wouldn't want to have to use my methods for discovering falsehood." he says calmly. The knife nicks her chin.


To err is human, to moo bovine.

[Edited by Joe_Ghostbuster on Saturday, September 1, 2001 5:44 AM]

Elven_Ranger13
09/01/2001 7:34 AM

"JOE, BACK OFF!" Wynter turned and moved her hand in a flicking motion, sending Joe against the nearby tree. "This is Mirror. Though I have not seen her in a long time and she may not like what she sees in me, she is a trusted servant of Alhana. She has more power than I in magic since my staff is gone so I would not try and hurt her in anyway."
Wynter walked forward and extended her hand to the fallen Joe. For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Fizban13
09/01/2001 8:48 AM

"their shall be no fighting between my protecters," he said with a smile looking at wynter,"And i dont belive we have been properly intoduced. As you already seem to know my name is Tasslehoff Burfoot, but may i ask what is your name?"

Tasslehoff was not tricked by Wynters attitude. he knew damn well that she worked for tanis. He was just waiting for them to make their move." Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Mirror
09/01/2001 12:55 PM

She looked over at Wynter, and wondered at what had happened to change her so? Her aura was no longer the bright yellow and purple that it once was. It was now tinged with the foul colour of black, and she was sorry for the loss of her friend. She nodded her thanks to her companion and turned towards Joe and Tasselhoff.
"My name is Mirror Joe, MAster Burrfoot," she said, bowing to each one in turn. "My mistress, Ahlana, has sent me to keep watch over you Master Burfoot. Apperently, she did not like your choice of bodyguards....." She let her sentence trail off and looked at Joe intently with her mirrored orbs and raised a delicately arched eybrow at him.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

Joe_Ghostbuster
09/01/2001 1:25 PM

Joe looks at Wynter, his eyes calculating. She did that almost too easily...he'd have to change his evaluation of her. And of course, she'd pay for that later. "So Mirror...why didn't you join us while we were still in the United States? And why did Alahna not say anything to Lord Burrfoot, her minister of state? I'm afraid you'll have to prove your words to Tasslehoff and me, or I will have to advise His Lordship that you not come with us. " Joe smiles sadly at Mirror, showing he has no other choice. He doesn't mention that he has no intention of taking her to the Abyss even if Tas told him to. She would be left tied up on the road. Wynter was a known quanity, and better the devil you know...especially when the additon of Mirror would make three of Wynter and Autumn's aqquiantances around Burrfoot. And that was too much for even Joe to handle.
He takes the elves outreached arm and lifts himself up. "Thank you Wynter." he says pleasently. "Don't think that I hold what you did earlier against you, I know you were only protecting a friend."
To err is human, to moo bovine.

Elven_Ranger13
09/01/2001 3:41 PM

Autumn sat in the tree ahead of the group. Nothing was as easy as spying on her partner. Wynter acted strangely since they were assigned to kill Tanis by Alhana during the war. Autumn had turned then. She loved the point of her sword in her enemy. Wynter, on the other hand, reluctantly did it. She turned, but there was something still there. She watched as the elf-mage played the good person and waited from her moment to strike at both her enemy and the traitor.

Wynter nodded and turned to the other's. "We should really be moving along. Time is of the essence." Wynter turned and began to walk down the path. She knew all about Autumn in the trees above her. 'She is only trying to kill Tas. Maybe Mirror and I can bring her back,' she told herself.
Everything she told Joe and Tas was true. She didn't like the evil assasin business that was her life. Killing was her strong point, but she loathed it. She was going to protect Tas with her life, for Tanis was not going to win this time.For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Kalia_Majere
09/01/2001 5:10 PM

Cobalt banked again so that he and sarah could see the travelers more easily. Sarah stared down at them....and looked to where cobalt was pointing
He was pointing to a tree a little futher down the way from the group, his keen eyesight had spotted something.

"what is it?!" she yelled over the roar of the wind. Cobalt circled again and turned his head towards her. "there is someone waiting for them
up ahead in that tree...do you think that we should warn them?!" he asked

Staring intently, Sarah nodded and Cobalt dived.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
09/01/2001 8:32 PM

"Calm down Joe i trust every body who protects me, except that wynter character i want you to keep a close eye on her," he said to joe with a wink. "Heck while your at it you might as well keep an eye on Autumn. Ah damn it you might as well keep an eye on every single person in this group," Tasslehoff hated being minister of state he wish that every thing could go back to the way it was, with him tanis, flint, sturm, caramon, and Raist wondering though out the world. But that will never happen he thought to himself with a frown on his face." Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Mirror
09/02/2001 7:28 AM

Mirror stopped dead in her tracks, her senses reeling. She knew that just a few steps ahead there was danger, and she knew instantly what form that danger came in. She was bumped from behind as Joe and Tas barraged into her, so intent on their own conversation that they had not realised she had stopped.
The dragon tattoo that ran the length of her upper right arm began to glow a faint silver colour and her hand went instinctively to her spell components.
She turned to Wynter, and looked deep into her friends eyes. She studied her closely, trying to get to the bottom of everything. Despite what she had sensed in Wynters aura moments before, there was something in heralmond shaped eyes that was good and pure, that was wrestling with the part of her soul who had turned to the dark.
Joe and Tas were insistantly jabbering behind her, asking her in voices that continued to increase their pitchwhat in the name of the Abyss was going on.
Her eyes stayed locked with Wynters for a moment longer, and her decision was made.
"Make ready, friends, I think we have company," she said, the dragon glowing brighter with each word she spoke. "Come out Autumn, show yourself now!!!!"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

Elven_Ranger13
09/02/2001 8:03 AM

'I should have known,' Wynter told herself. 'Autumn wouldn't have let me go anything without a tail.' Wynter reached for her own spell components and her sword. She had never fought with a sword and magic before being an assasin but it proved useful in times like these. The chanted and threw her components onto her sword and it lit in fire.

Autumn dropped from the trees and landed in front of the group. Her green eyes gleamed with pure evil as she grinned. "Well, Mirror and Wynter, what are you going to do to me? I have grown in power since we last met, Mirror, and Wynter knows she is no match with a sword for me." Autumn began to twirl her hands and a fireball appeared. "Such are the fruits of being taught some magic by a Firecaster."For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Mirror
09/02/2001 10:58 AM

Mirror reacted with lightning reflexes, delving into one of her pouches and pulled forth the rare white sand that was supposed to have come from the moon lunitari, so the legend went. She didn't actually know where it came from, but what she did know was that it worked. She threw the sand in front of the band of bodyguards and murmered words in the arcane language of magic, drawing a strange symbol in the air with her delicate elven fingers as she did so. Immeadiately a protection field of bright white energy flared up in front of the group, and Autumn's fireballs bounced harmlessly off of it. Mirror motioned to Wynter to come to her. This would be the true test of where Wynter's loyalty lies she thought to herself.
"Wynter, I need to concentrate in order to sustain this protection field. She cannot attack us, but we can penetrate the field to attack her. Use your magic quickly Wynter, for I do not know how long I can keep this up for.........." Mirror said, her reflective elven eyes glinting as the dragon tattoo on her arm flared even brighter at the exertion of her magical energy. She saw Wynter hesitate. "Hurry Wynter! We do not have much time!" 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
09/02/2001 12:08 PM

at that moment, Cobalt and Sarah swept over them, heading straight for Autumn... Cobalt let loose a deadly stream of lightning, clearly missing the target....A warning shot.

Cobalt banked and circled around for another pass.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Strider_18
09/02/2001 2:10 PM

(feels left out.)

But......but....I wanted to be.....Tasslehoff...."All I hear is disgrace, erase them all and reclaim my place."

Korn-Reclaim my place

Elven_Ranger13
09/02/2001 2:59 PM

Wynter looked between her two friends. One she spent her whole life with, the other a woman she was good friends with. "I will do as you ask but I won't kill her. I could never do that," Wynter said, pulling her spell components out. She threw the fine salt towards Autumn and spoke the tongue she so enjoyed. Autumn fell to the ground, asleep. "It isn't that strong of a spell but I can make it last longer if I can get to her sword. I don't carry around major spell components anymore, but I'm thinking of taking magic up again," she told Mirror. The shield fell and she ran forward, unsheathing Autumn's sword. She chanted the word she so often heard from Autumn's lips and nicked her arm. Her sleep began to become deeper and Wynter stood, sheathing Autumn's sword back.I'm getting over getting used to, I never though it's ever come to
and after all that I put you through, This in fact was never what you
Now I see I'm not the only one. wanted for me or how you meant it to be.

Kalia_Majere
09/02/2001 3:15 PM

seeing that their would be attacker was now under a sleep spell, Sarah urged Cobalt to land.
he landed with a single hopping step, then settled on all fours. he lowered one wing and allowed
Sarah to dismount

Sarah jogged up to the group..."who was that!?" she murmered...Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
09/02/2001 7:00 PM

"I never knew you where a magic user!" tasslehoff said to mirror. "I've always liked Magic," he said as he watched the three peoples duke it out. "Joe do you like magic of all the years i've know you you've never mentioned a thing about magic." Tasslehoff went on and on about stories Joe has heard a million times, until tasslehoff spotted the blue dragon, and the rider land. "Hullo, My name is Tasslehoff Burrfoot if you dont know already because it seems like im a famous person," he said with an out streched hand, "How rude of me i forgot to ask your name."" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Mirror
09/02/2001 8:41 PM

Mirror was drained. She looked at Wynter and realised that she had passed the test, she was no traitor to her or the others. Smiling softly she turned to the newcomer. "Yes, lady, please, do tell us who you are." Mirror questioned, "And tell us why you would want to help us."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
09/02/2001 10:25 PM

Sarah smiled and extended her hand.

"My name is Sarah Dunstan...That charming Blue over there is Cobalt...." she said pointing to him, as he puffed out his chest with pride.

"I am one of Steel's knights." she stated firmly and proudly, standing a bit straighter. "he sent me in hopes of keeping the balance here....making sure that Lord Tasslehoff is kept safe is essential to the balance of this world."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Mertonius
09/02/2001 10:59 PM

......The world turns..... but only one set immortal eyes watches over it........

"As the companions made their way through the forest with their prisoner, Autumn, little do they realize that they were being spied upon by another former servant of the Dark queen...

Laurana of the House of Solastoran has changed dramatically, after giving her soul to save both Tanis and herself from the clutches of Ariakas. She became the dark mistress of the Emperor, and now, the Queen of the Emerald King.

She lovingly stroked her Green Dragon's mane, concealed by its powerful magics.

'So, the traitors are nearing the realm of my husband.' she whispered to the dragon.

'Have the battalion of draconians ready to ambush them as they cross the bridge. Have them attack when they cross it...'..."


And this is what Gilean wrote in his book. And unknown to him, another set of malevolent eyes watched him...

You're time is nigh, my kind is about to break over Krynn like a flood and nothing you can do would stop us!!!

The eyes glittered like lighting wrapped fires...

I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Fizban13
09/03/2001 5:18 AM

"You know joe im making more friends than ive ever had before. This reminds me of my adventures with flint and tanis," he said with a cry. "There must have been something i did wrong to make tanis go to the dark side," the kender said as he colapsed to the ground dumping the things out of his pouch. He started to look at each itiem very carefully and then put it back in his pouch. It was something he did after he was oppset. After several min. of that he said," Ok im ready to go."" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Elven_Ranger13
09/03/2001 9:13 AM

Wynter smiled slightly to Mirror and looked around, feeling a magic somewhere nearby. "We need to be extremely careful as we cross the bridge up here. That is the border to Tanis's land on this road and I can feel something will happen. Don't speak too loud and keep Autumn asleep at all cost. When we cross the bridge, I know a place where we can rest for the night." She began to walk forward again. The horse Autumn always kept somewhere near her came from the forest. Wynter placed Autumn on the horse and took it by the reins.I'm getting over getting used to,
and after all that I put you through,
Now I see I'm not the only one.
I never though it's ever come to
This in fact was never what you
Wanted for me or how you meant it to be.

Mirror
09/03/2001 11:24 AM

Mirror sensed danger, and proceeded with caution. all of a sudden, she heard a rustle up ahead, and her keen elven hearing picked up the sound of muffled words, spoken in a strange, gutteral language that could only be draconian. She stiffened.
"We have company again, my friends........," she whispered, putting her hands once again to her spell components.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

Joe_Ghostbuster
09/03/2001 1:14 PM

Joe chuckles at Tasslehoff. "Magic, me? I'm about as magical as you are, My lord. Now forgive me, I need to do something."
The rouge turned guard quietly puts a knife to Autumns neck, and is about to slit her throat when he hears a cry. He knew that cry...the battle cry of a Bozak! No time for this then, he'd save Tasslehoff and himself quickly.
The dagger is thrown underhard at a draconion jumping out of the water at Mirror, hitting it in the breast and turning it to stone instantly. "Damn this trip!" he curses, as he draws another dagger and throws it through the eye of an Aurak. "Lord Burrfoot, come with me now!" Joe jumps at the kender, grabs him and throws him in the woods, and jumps after him.
To err is human, to moo bovine.

Kalia_Majere
09/03/2001 1:24 PM

Sarah and Cobalt reacted instantly. Sarah lept up into the saddle and drew her sword. Cobalt Folded his wings tightly to his body, lashed his tail and roared his challenge to the Draconions that had burst from the woods.

Cobalt refrained from using his claws and teeth, and used carefully controlled bursts of his lightning breath. Suddenly he froze and turned to the woods, his head tilted in puzzlement. "These Draconions are'nt the real danger here....I sense Dragon Magic here.....and the stench of poison...There is a Green nearby...." He roared the last part so that all could hear...the Green's cover was blown.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
09/03/2001 4:48 PM

"joe why did you do that," he said with a frown, "Ive killed a couple of darconians in my day and well why do i have to miss the fun, im not defence less." With that he grabed his hookpak and graped the perfect rock and jumped up from behind the bushes. With careful aim the rock slammed into the back side of a draconians head. Joe pulled him back down. "i was having fun!" just then a draconain with a bruise on the back of his head jumped through the bushes." Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Elven_Ranger13
09/03/2001 5:52 PM

Wynter mounted the horse in front of Autumn and sped it forward through the trees to the bridge. Before her was the group of draconians that troubled her senses. She slowed the horse down and gave the evil soldiers a look a pure defiance only a child of Dalamar the Dark could give. Words entered her mind, but not of magic. "Trust your insticts, Wynter. No matter what the spell, if it saves your life, do it." The words had been said by an old friend, Justin Swyftsword, that died during the war. More words drifted into her mind, words of magic. She reached for the spell components at her belt and chanted slowly, drawing symbols and tossing the components at the draconians. From the hand that released the components, all hell broke lose. Fire and lightning shot forward to every draconians heart. A scream of pleasure and pain came fiercely from Wynter's lips.
The anarchy died as all the draconians were dead, dust or acid. Wynter slumped forward and turned the horse around, riding back to the group. Some were still fighting but most were dead. She managed a glanced down at her robes that suddenly put forth a shine. She looked to Mirror who looked exhausted from her fight. "Well, looks like my life is changing for the better." She pointed to her robes, for they had turned to her former color, silver.

ooc: ok, didn't like being evil with Wynter. I'm getting over getting used to,
and after all that I put you through,
Now I see I'm not the only one.
I never though it's ever come to
This in fact was never what you
Wanted for me or how you meant it to be.

Mertonius
09/03/2001 6:51 PM

Laurana approached them, an decidedly malicious smile on her beautiful face. The former princess of Qualinesti wore a black , close fitting robe held in certain discrete places by pins of resplendant emerald.

"I'm not terribly surprised that you managed to defeat those fools. But I don't think my pet would let anything you do harm me... Come here my lovely Cyan, show them what you can do..."

And with that, the powerful augmented Cyan Bloodbane burst out of the illusionary forest he conjured. His eyes glittered with intense hatred for those who tried to harm his 'mistress'.

(OOC: Yup, Cyan changed sides on the last war. He became the primary mount of the Emerald Queen, Laurana. It was said that the attachment of the once selfish green to the queen was so great, that one time, when Tanis struck his wife, Cyan threatened to level the entire palace until the half-elf apologized.)

The enormous green (augmented by magics that Tanis's mages employed, Cyan is now three times his former size. Just imagine fighting him like that.)
lashed out with his monstrous claws, intending to decapitate Cobalt in one blow. But as the claw threatened both Sara and Cobalt, a great call went up.

"Damn it. Tanis wants us. Stop playing around my pet. It is time for us to leave. Tanis would eventually rid of them once they enter our border. Come now, their fate would be dealt the next time we meet."

And with that, Laurana mountd her dragon, flying off to the east...

I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Mirror
09/03/2001 11:43 PM

Mirror watched the whole thing that was happening to her as if in a dream. She had drawn a short sword that she always carried at her waist. Being a fighter mage had it's advantages sometimes. She stood in the middle of the bridge, piles of dust that had once been draconians all around her. She noticed that her firends robes had once again turned to siver, and her heart rejoyced for Wynter. When the green monster Cyan Bloodbane appeared with it's master Laurana, she stood, more shocked than anything of the changes that had come over the once beautiful elven princess. She was ready to strike when the two retreated, and the odd group of companions were left alone. She collapsed to the ground, and sat exhausted, contmplating what had happened.
"Now what?" she mused, half to herself.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

Fizban13
09/04/2001 4:28 AM

"Wasn't that great!!!!" Tasslehoff yelled after he jumped out of the bushes , "I havent had that much fun until well before the War. So lets keep going to Kendermoore, wait let me get out my maps. Their they are." After getting out the biggest map in his pouch he said, "Let's take a small little trip to a cave i went to when i was little was it the one with the goblins, or the trolls ohh well. DO YOU WANT TO GO!?" Tasslehoff was beginning to sound like the tasslehoff before the war but in these times this was a bad thing" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Ontarys
09/04/2001 6:06 AM

Having gotten tired of sitten in his lush garden Taryis decided he had better see how things were going on in the world. "It is time I visited this Tasselhoff Burfoot, my servants tell me there is much to be learned in these days of danger and deceit. Having just gotten word that he was heading for kendermore he decided that Tasselhoff would need to know that there was a coming danger the land. Not knowing exactly where they were he appeared on the path some distance ahead of them. Walking slowly along the path he decided to either let them overtake him on their way to kendermore or to make the trip on foot and hopefully be picked up on the way. *I dont want to cause a scene and suddenly appear in kendermore! They would probably question me to death or worse try to get me to do it over and over again! No I better get there like anyone else.* Making sure that his staff appeared nondiscrept he whispered a word and made it appear a simple wooden staff which it had already looked like execpt for the strange gem on the handle with gleamed with a grey light. Walking on the trail slowly he hoped wherever they were it wasnt to far away for them to find him.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Elven_Ranger13
09/04/2001 1:39 PM

"We should rest here. We are still in the U.S. and Tanis cannot touch us without a very lethal war with Alhana. Plus, magic drains a girl," she dismounted the horse in a heap and crawled to the nearest place to sleep in.I'm getting over getting used to,
and after all that I put you through,
Now I see I'm not the only one.
I never though it's ever come to
This in fact was never what you
Wanted for me or how you meant it to be.

Mertonius
09/04/2001 9:01 PM

Regis coughed, not from the dust that continously swirled in his master's room, Dalamar the Dark, but from the sudden darkness that swirled about him.

"What is this presence?" He whispered to himself.

Peering from the slightly open door he could see his master talking to someone in the mirror. The words he heard chilled his bones.

"This is bad. I must inform Lord Tanis immediately!"

I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Mirror
09/05/2001 12:03 AM

Mirror yawned wearily. "You are right, Wynter, spell casting does wear a girl out." she walked over to a tree and began to make herself comfortable. She then remebered autumn. She went over to where Autumn still slept and cast another, even heavier sleep spell over her, and made sure that her bonds were good and tight. She then went back to her bedroll and fell asleep almost instantly. 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

Mertonius
09/06/2001 11:26 PM

Dalamar knelt before the shadowy figure in the mirror.

"My liege, it seems that the kender has escaped unscathed. What should we do now?"

The monstrous form shifted, its fiery eyes blazing with fury...

Then personally deal with them. They are at the outskirts of a farming community five days inside the border. Kill them before Tanis finds out. Make it appear that it was the forces of Steel who did so..." I thought I was alone in the dark... Now, I Know I am Alone In the Dark... Marc

Elven_Ranger13
09/07/2001 5:34 PM

Wynter woke with a start. She looked at her surroundings. Just everyone sleeping. She checked on Autumn, who was fully awake but not moving. She stared at the stars and slowly began to speak. "You feel it, don't you? The evil that surrounds you now will soon be in your system. Darkness gathers in the west, and it is coming for us. Your worst advasary is coming, and you are no match for him." An evil smiled played upon her lips as she slowly turned at looked at Wynter.
Wynter stood and walked over to where Autumn sat. "I am a force to be reckoned with, and you will see the day it is proved," she said and took Autumn's sword from the ground. She spoke silently and nicked her arm. Autumn fell into a deep sleep. I'm getting over getting used to,
and after all that I put you through,
Now I see I'm not the only one.
I never though it's ever come to
This in fact was never what you
Wanted for me or how you meant it to be.

Fizban13
09/11/2001 5:28 AM

"Joe were are you? You didnt say a thing about the fight. Get i think we lost," grouned Tassle hoffIs dead really worse than alive?

"Man i want a quarter pounder with cheese super sized."
Madcow that mans worse nightmare

"Can you say addictive?"

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