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Ontarys
08/23/2001 2:15 PM

Taryis the young mage of the secret blue robes is trapped in the forest of wayreth do to a potent spell he cast it made the forest engross half of Ansalon. He travels to the Mountain of Karon where with the help of others he can find the Gem of Lathin which can reverse the spell and free him and all others trapped in the forest.
Choose to aid taryis in his quest or to try and thwart him. The only restriction is that you cant be a god.


Taryis awakens with a moan, he had been trying to find the forest of wayreth for a year now but to no avail. " Those snobbish mages cant except I have found magic more powerful than there own. Only that one black robed mage could even come close...........what was his name? UM Raifer or was it Rawlin? No it was Rais...... aww forget it my head is spinning from that blasted spell. DAMN!!!!!!!! The only way to reverse it is to have the Gem of Lathin in its proper place upon my staff. How did I lose it? I cant remeber a thing. I must hurry I sense the spectural minions are on my tail and I am too weak from that last spell to fight." Taryis leans heavily on his staff and heads east through the thick underbush of the forest which seems to reach out and try and stumble him at every step.
" Man I hope I dont have to undue this all by myself". With a sigh he continues on toward the path as night falls and thin mist covers the ground as far as the eye can see.

Elven_Ranger13
08/23/2001 3:32 PM

Kara Dhimar sat astride her horse, watching the blue robed mage in the woods. With a smile and a raise of her hand, two undead stepped forward. Her horse edged over and she spoke softly to it, calming it down. "There, in the woods. Bring him alive." The undead bowed and dove into the woods, following the mage. Kara nodded and sat watching, her eye fixed on the mage stumbling over the underbrush.For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Kalia_Majere
08/23/2001 10:09 PM

OOC: lol gods, hehe..A dragon....you can't get much closer!!! lol


Kalia watched the undead troops follow the blue robed figure into the woods, she narowed her Golden eyes, and brushed her silver hair away from her face. She didn't care what the man was doing, but nothing warrented an attack from the undead....

With an unspoken word, she polymorphed into a ordinary black crow. Soaring high over the forest, she dived, the forest willingly allowed her in, for she was once a tower mage, the neice of Palin Majere, nephew of the Imfamus Black robe, Rastlin. Kalia was not human, but a Rare Crystal Dragon, turned to a human babe, and raised by the Majere family. To the humans, and elves, in Dragon form, she was Known only as Glimmer, to the rest of the Dragons, she was known as Crystalamira.

Kalia dived into the trees, and landed on the ground before the mage. a Heartbeat later, she stood in her human form. "I don't know who you are, but you had better come with me....you have some unwanted, undead pursuers."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
08/24/2001 6:06 AM

Taryis was getting weaker with every step, all the will he sensed the presence of the undead on his trail knowing in his present state he could do nothing to defend himself. Then a strikingly beautiful woman appeared before him. "Yes I they have been trailing me for some time. I have not the power to defend myself in this state. I thank you for coming to my aide. My name is Taryis, what has transpired is all my fault. I am on my way to rectify it as best I can." Taryis looked into her golden eyes and for an instant he felt that he known her from somewhere. He felt an odd aura of power around her and knew this was someone of power as well as uncanny beauty. He decided he would not mention this to her since he was in such a week state, he still had no reason to trust her.

"We must find a way to reach the mountain called Karon. There is where a crystal of great power can be found. I lost it while casting this spell. I am sure now that the dragon Vaga had something to do with the disruption of my spell and we can rest assured he will try by all means to stop us. That is...........if you are willing to acompany me."

Taryis leaned heavily on his staff and silently cursed himself for having lost so much power from the spell. "We had better get a move on we can try and find shelter for the night, I need rest and we must find a way to elude the undead for I cannot cast a single spell." With that he started on the path and looked intently at the young woman........... "Well are you coming?"

Elven_Ranger13
08/24/2001 1:36 PM

Kara, seeing the black crow fly towards her target and turn into a human, rode silently and ended up next to them. The shadows hid her figure and features as she leaned forward and spoke, "You seem to think these undead are against you. Only if you are a servant of Vaga, do I wish to destroy you. I am not happy with the power-hungry dragon. These are my officers, and loyal guadians, Tas'ha and Kil'de." The two undead stepped from the shadows beside her. They stayed farther away from the two so as not to drive their total fear into their hearts, but just enough to offer respect. "They were used to find you and bring you back to me. These are very dangerous parts...One could die by various 'accidents' here." She gave an evil smile to the two mages and sat back on her horse.For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Kalia_Majere
08/24/2001 1:44 PM

Kalia narrowed her gold eyes and looked at the woman Kara. "Are you saying that you are not hunting him???" she asked pointing at the Blue robed man.

"To one like myself the Forest of Waereth is of no danger..." Kalia smiled and summoned her crystal staff. "For I am a mage from this tower, I am also a formidible enemy to any who ally themselves with forces of evil."

With that she changed to her true form. The Crystal dragon lowered her head, and folded her huge featherd wings to her sides. "I do not wish to frighten you...I mearly wish for you to see just who you are dealing with."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
08/24/2001 2:05 PM

Taryis knew better than to be too trusting to either of the two but in his present state he had no choice. He found it strange that two obviously powerful people happened to converge on him at the same time...........was it destiny? I am glad to see that your servants are not here for harm. May I ask to whom I may have the pleasure of being persude by?

He had to concede that any enemy of Vaga couldnt be all bad besides who was he to judge? He thought inwardly *Im not the most angelic person myself*.

"I know full well the dangers of this forest, however we are now trapped in it. The forest of Wayreth will not let us take away its new growth without a fight. I am glad to see that your servants are not here for harm. May I ask to whom I may have the pleasure of being persude by?"

He felt some apprehension at the way the woman smiled and decided he better keep an eye on her. He didnt worry to much, once he had rest he need not fear of anyone on krynn. All the same these two were people to be reckoned with if they so chose..........Taryis was no arrogant fool.

Elven_Ranger13
08/24/2001 2:14 PM

"Kara Dhimar, former Qualinesti elf and a formidable ally or a deadly enemy. As for you, dragonlady, I do not fear dragons of any size, color, type, or alignment so don't feel flattered. My servants will leave whenever you tell me just what you are doing here in the Forest of Wayreth, which suddenly appeared, and how it came to be here." The elf stepped her horse into the light and her features truly told why she was a former Qualinesti elf. Grey skin, pitch black eyes, and white, stiff, short hair; the elf would have given most the 'willies'. Her cloak feel along her slender figure atop the horse. A sword as well as arrows were upon her.For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Ogre_Bane
08/24/2001 2:15 PM

OOC: Hope you guys don't mind me joining. I can never find a roleplay topic current enought to join in! Until now!!!


From behind Kara Dhimar, unnoticed in the trees high above the necromancer and mage and the stange woman with golden eyes, Veragara Tansden, assassin of Neraka, watched. He had finally found his prey. That damned mage had hidden from him too long.

He laughed to himself. Got in trouble by one of his own spells. Ha! Serves those damn mages right. Never trusted magic and spells.

The assassin named Veragara, or "Black Blade," as he was called by the Knights in Neraka was a normal looking man. He had a thick mane of black hair coming to his shoulders. He had a square mouth, narrow, unblinking eyes. Most women had considered him handsome, until he received the long scar that ran from his left eyebrow to his bottom chin. No, most women just cringed when they saw him.

No matter, he thought. I have what I want. Those black robes in Neraka will pay quite a bit for this precious little mage in blue robes. I just need to wait for the right time to strike.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
08/24/2001 2:30 PM

OOC: I want any who find my thread interesting to join in Ogre_Bane you and al others are always welcome. Hope we can keep the storyline rolling.
Glad to know we have an outright villian so early too! Gonna get real interesting!

Unaware of the persuer in the tree's Taryis was suprised at the notion of the beatiful woman being a dragon. He sensed power but he didnt know it was to that extent. *I must be really weak to not have noticed* He thought to himself. His eyes suddenly flared a dark blue for a fleeting second as he had to control his burgeoning temper at being so helpless.

"Well Kara since we dont have to run from your servants I must say I need rest I am very tired. I can explain all in due time."

At that moment he heard a rustle in the tree's above but was too tired to pay it any heed.

Ogre_Bane
08/24/2001 4:10 PM

Veragara cursed himself for being so noisey while leaving the forest.

Damn that mage, he thought to himself. I'll be back for him. But I'm going to need some help if I want to get rid of the dragon-woman too.

He started down the road to some unknown location to all but himself.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Khellendros13
08/24/2001 7:57 PM

I'll join!!


A Half-elf magic-user watches everything happen inside the woods. He was wearing white robes and carried a staff. A staff which had a gold ring atop which had a diamond which filled the middle of the ring. He saw the dragon and the elf talking to the blue-robed magic-user. The Half-elf is known as Pavillon Half-Elven. He had lived amongst the Qualinesti and recongnized the elf from his childhood. He walked out of the trees slowly and announced. "Greetings I' am Pavillon Half-Elven. I have been watching and listening to you for the past half hour. I mean you no harm I wish to help you. I will help you find the gem. "SAVE THE KENDERS"

[Edited by Khellendros13 on Friday, August 24, 2001 7:59 PM]

Elven_Ranger13
08/25/2001 5:58 AM

"I see. My servants will not be far but I will send them away for now," Kara said, making a slight movement of her hand. The undead retreated into the forest. As Pavillion introduced himself, Kara had a slight sense of recollection. But being taken fron Qualinesti by the age of 3, she hardly remembered any images.
"If you need rest, my I suggest that we find a different place to do it in. When I said people die by 'accidents', I meant the theives and brigands that live around here. Tayris, you may ride my horse. I'm usually not this generous but something tells me we need to move."For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Khellendros13
08/25/2001 8:20 AM

"I agree." Pavillon starts chanting the spidery words of magic and transformed into a griffon. "Where should we stop at?" he wondered. Pavillon grasped the staff in his claws."SAVE THE KENDERS"

Ontarys
08/25/2001 4:37 PM

OOC: I have some good ideas for Vaga the Dragon I think im gonna play Taryis and Vaga to bring out some twists in the story.

" I thank you for your kindness Kara I am much too tired to walk. You are right about the need for urgency. The forest by my error has grown much too big. It will continue to grow more and more malevolent as it see's we are out to put things strait. I am sure the other mages dont know why this has happened since I cast the spell on my own. I hope they havnt come to a bad end in the tower, for surely that is were the forest would have sent its evil minions to destroy its only supposed opposition. We must move swiftly and find shelter for the night. We will be in grave danger if we travel too far by night, this will give us time to get to know each other."

Taryis was quite pleased to see that he didnt have to make this journey on his own. But he couldnt help but feel that they didnt know what they were getting into. Vaga was a very powerful dragon. The brother of the mighty Mayls, Vaga was larger and more powerful in magic than even her. It had been he who had disrupted Taryis spell. And besides fighting to get through the forest they would have to try there utmost to avoid Vaga as well.

"Well lets going I cant stay awake any longer I need rest."
Tara looked at kalia and couldnt help but feel something strange. *That damn dream*.......................


T

Ogre_Bane
08/25/2001 5:21 PM

OOC: I need some more bad guys to help me! *hint, hint*


Elsewhere....


Veragara sat at a table, alone. The tavern he was in was quite small, with a meeting room only big enough for about a dozen people. He was not alone in the tavern though. There was a group of dwarves-hill, it looked like-sitting near the large hearth at the back of the room. There was also one human sitting by herself, reading through some large tome. Damn mages, Veragara thought to himself.

His eye was cought by a bright flash from where the dwarves were sitting. A beautiful dagger caught his eye. One of the dwarves, the nicest dressed and best smelling-if that's possible-had a dagger with a jewel-encrusted pommel on the table. Ah, the seem to be gambling for it, Veragara thought. I'll just wait for the winner to leave, then I'll take what I want from the blasted "Dinks." He went outside, not even paying his bill for the brothe and ale he had. The bar-man didn't seem to mind.

About an hour later, the Dwarven trio made it outside after their night of gambling and drinking, quite drunk. Veragar hid on the roof of the tavern, a light crossbow aimed at one of the dwarves. There was a soft *twing* as the bolt left the stock and struck the trailing dwarf in the neck. He immediately grabbed at the bolt sticking in his neck, then fell to the ground as the poison did its job.

The other two dwarves turned around in time to see their brethern fall. Just then, Veragara hit the ground and rolled by the dwarves, slicing one on the calf with his long sword, dropping the cursing dwarf to the ground. The last dwarf, the one with the jeweled dagger Vera lusted for, spun and drew his large battle axe he had on his back. Veragara took a few steps back, and smiled. He put his long sword in front of him, in a defensive stand. The dwarf's eyes bulged in horror. The sword Vera was using was pure, jet-black. The dwarf could see the negative energies flowing through the blade, and he knew he faced "Black Blade," terror of Neraka.

The dwarf, named Buronor, had his first instinct to run. But he knew he wouldn't get very far, a bolt of poison would be in his back before he took his first step. So he knew he must face Black Blade on his own. He took a quick glance at his friend, Taragor, with the sliced calf. He was struggling to get up, to protect his friend. Buronor stepped defensivley in front of his fallen friend.

"You don't have to die, dink," Veragara said. "Just give me the dagger and you can go freely, along with your hurt friend."

Buronor knew Black Blade would never let him live, so he attacked. A huge overhead chop with his battle axe would have sliced the assassin in half, from head to groin. But the assassin wasn't there. The axe passed through the image of the assassin, and Buronor knew his mistake. A cloak of Displacement. He cursed himself as he saw the real Black Blade attack with a stab at his stomach that he could not defend. The blade passed easily through his chain shirt armor, and into his intestines. Immediately, he felt as if his soul was been drained, as the black-bladed long sword did its evil deed. Buronor fell into a pool of his own blood, while the sword feasted on his life force.

Veragara grinned and turned to the dwarf struggling to get up on his sliced leg. He kicked the dwarf down, and slid the blade of pure onyx easily inbetween the ribs. The other dwarf died, as his evil sword ate agian.

Veragara tested the newly aquired dagger for its balance. Damn fine blade, he thought to himself. One thing dinks could do well was make wonderful weapons. After hidding the bodies of the dwarves in an alley, Vera, "Black Blade of Neraka," left in search of his prey. The mage would be dead in a matter of days. He didn't need help.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

[Edited by Ogre_Bane on Saturday, August 25, 2001 5:24 PM]

Fizban13
08/25/2001 6:57 PM

Just above the party of travelers flew a polymorphed gold dragon named Firegold to mortals. Several thoughts past his mind at once, what is an unknown dragon doing in my teritory? What or who caused this forest to suddenly pop up all over my land? He finally decided to investigate. Around 7 or 6 hundred yards from the travelers he landed in a clearing and polymorphed. Several minutes later a kender popped out right beside the travelers. The first thing that can out of the kenders mouth was "Hullo, my name is Douglas Madfoot and yours would be?" " Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Ontarys
08/25/2001 8:36 PM

Taryis thought to himself *A kinder!!!!!!!! of all the things on Krynn I have to worry about a kender messing things up!* With a curt smile he nodded at the kinder. He was starting to feel his power return. Unlike the mages of of the red, white and black robes Taryis was different. He had found the magic of the mind. This gave him the power to go beyond the powers of the 3 moons. He had created a new order...........too bad he was the only one in it! *Those stuck up mages just dont get it.* He thought to himself that he would make them understand. He knew he still needed rest to gain full strength, that last spell was waaay to strong, but at half strength he was still a force to be reckoned with.

"My name is Taryis and these are others with me who have a long journey before us. Madfoot...........can I call you madfoot.........how did you come within our presence without being heard?"

Taryis knew that kender could be really quiet when they wanted to but this was a little too suspicious. *There are strange forces at work here and I dont like the looks of it.* Knowing that he could not let his guard down he spoke to the kender in a matter of fact way. "We are seeking shelter for the night and I dont want to stand here another minute..........let us all be on our way."

Later.................

Having made camp in a small glade just off the path Taryis decided he needed to think a little before he went to sleep. *I cant trust anyone yet but right now I dont have a choice.........DAMN it!!!!!!!!!* His eyes flashed a bright blue a habit of his when he lost his temper. Hoping he didnt startle anyone in the camp he quickly calmed himself. He began to think about the continuing dream he had been having for the past year. A dream of a woman............ a beautiful woman who held great power. There was a man out there after both of them with a mighty black sword and a dagger..........not an ordinary dagger this one was special for it needed to be powerful to kill the woman and himself. Somehow he knew that kalia was that woman but were was the stalker? He thought back to the rustle in the tree's and guessed he couldnt be far behind. He recalled in the dream that every time that he and the stalker would meet he would suddenly wake up. He decided he had better be on gaurd for anything now.
He whisperd a spell of protection over the camp to test his strength, it worked. He had thought it a good idea to pretend he needed rest to regain his power, although sleep was needed for full strength he would still continue to gain in strength as time passed even while awake. He spoke alod to all that were present "In a few hours when we are all rested I will tell all of what has happened her in this forest for it is partly of my doing bu for now I must rest." He fained to look as if he might faint and set himself on the soft grass of the glade. He closed his eyes to rest and thought to himself * In a few hours i'll be good as new*.

Kalia_Majere
08/25/2001 9:41 PM

Kalia eyed the kender warily. She knew that he wasn't a kender...Dragons spot each other easily, no matter what their forms. Still in her Dragon form She stretched her wings and said that she was going to hunt. She cast one last meaningful glance at the kender and took off.

Later she returned to where the camp was. assuming human form once again she walked into the circle of light cast by the campfire. she held her crystal staff tightly as she watched the kender intently, waiting and wondering why he chose to hide.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
08/25/2001 9:58 PM

After having rested Taryis noticed the look of tension on Kalia's face whenever she looked at the kender. He knew there was something strange about the kender and now that he was rested he sensed some sort of spell was around it. *Im pretty our mister madfoot isnt a kender at all* While thinking this his thoughts were justified by how closely kalia wacthed the kender. *She knows somethings wrong just as well as I do*
Feeling much stronger and confident he decided he needed to ask Kalia her thoughts on thi new arrival. In a low whisper he said "Perhaps you could help me with a spell I was trying to learn Kalia, all know that dragons are powerful spell users" With a slight movement of his eyes a sign he wanted to talk he motioned her over. "So what do you think of or companions now bright one?.........................

Elven_Ranger13
08/26/2001 6:55 AM

Kara sat under a tree in their camp. Her horse grazed beside her and her servant, Kil'de, was on the other side. "Master, odd things are taking place here. Many undead and evil forces are traveling east. Those who would stop and give us news said 'It calls. We must go to the call.'"
She nodded and spoke in return, "Well, we've got ourselves wrapped in this adventure. I think that the sooner we find the gem, the sooner it all returns to normal. Keep watch and if something even stranger happens, inform me at once."
"Yes, master."For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Khellendros13
08/26/2001 8:54 AM

Pavillon was sitting at the campfire back in Half-elf form. He noticed that everyone at the campfire was staring at the Kender. He knew kenders don't have magical auras such as this. And as far as Pavillon was concerned this was no true kender for he still had his staff and money pouch."SAVE THE KENDERS"

[Edited by Khellendros13 on Sunday, August 26, 2001 1:03 PM]

Kalia_Majere
08/26/2001 11:48 AM

Kalia smiled and walked over to Taryis. "I will help you if I can....For the last 22 years, I was raised as a human, with no memory of being a dragon. my form was locked into that of a human. An old Gold Matriarch did it to protect me, and to strengthen my human relations...The Majere family taught me well...With my silver hair and Gold eyes, no one disputed that I was a member of the family. Palin Majere oversaw my magical training, only he guessed the truth of who I really was, a Dragon, not a stranded Orphan baby..." She paused unsure as to why she was telling this man her story....but talking to him was so easy.

"as far as our companions, well the woman seems ok...but there is somthing that I don't like....somthing that I can't put my finger on. as far as the Kender is concerned, I will tell you this, he is no kender....who he is, I will not betray that...he has his reasons, and to break his cover now, he may lash out at anyone....Let me handle him....." she said sofly, pleading with Taryis with her gold eyes, silver hair tossled by the wind.
Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ogre_Bane
08/26/2001 2:50 PM

OOC: Too many damn dragons in this. Fine, I'll make it fair. >:)


Veragara left the tavern and the dead dwarves a few minutes later. As he made it out of the small hamlet that he was staying at, he reverted to his true form. As his armor, weapons, and other gear melted into his true form: red scales formed from his skin. His face took a more reptillian form as he sprouted huge, scarlet wings. His form grew more than 50 times, into Veragaralyx, the red. I will find my prey much easier in this form, flying over the newly formed forest of Wayreth in my true form, Vera thought to himself.

After a few hours of scouting the forest trails that the companions and the mage may be taking, Vera spotted them resting in a camp. Here's my chance to make my first strike, Vera thought.

Now most dragons preferred to attack in their true form. But not Veragaralyx. No, he thought it was much too easy to attack puny mortals in dragon form. He much preferred to attack in the form of Veragara, the Black Blade of Neraka. Not many people knew of his true form, and even those that did would meet a terrible death if the gave anything away. But, Vera might have to use his dragon form if the other dragons seemed too much of a trouble for him to handle. I need some type of ally, he thought.

But on the other hand, he thought to himself, this new dagger might come in handy against the dragons and their magic. Not many people knew what this dagger could do.

But first, he thought, I must capture that mage. Of all types of people, Vera hated wizards the most. He felt that magic should only be for dragons, not any of the lesser races, like "pointy ears" or "dinks" or the filthy humans that breed like rabbits. No, dragons should be revered for their skill in magic.

Vera cast a quick spell of Improved Invisibility on himself as he landed a few thousand yards from the companions' camp. He then turned into his assassin form and crept, noiselessly, to the camp.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Fizban13
08/26/2001 5:33 PM

Through out the night the kender talked on and on to Pavilon about odds and ends. "You know i always wanted to be a dragon but my mother was too small so i had to be a kender, omph! Some people get to have all the fun! You must be a mage i've seen another mage like you. He didnt seem to like me very much, he kept on saying stuff like, Dont touch that you might break it, and something so rude i dont think i can say it" the kender started to stutter," give that bbbback youu litttle Cuuuttpurse." AT that point the kender stopped talking. After several min. of odd silence Douglas said,"Whats that noise?" As pavilon turned around his money pouch some how wandered into one of Douglas's many pouches "umm, how did this get in here?" He said as he looked at Pavilon's money pouch." Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Khellendros13
08/26/2001 7:08 PM

Pavillon noticed the kender and took his pouch back. The kender was right what was that noise. He cast a shield of protection on himself in case. He sensed an Aura that rivaled the kender's and Kalia's. He couldn't see the foe but he he cast dispel magic in case the foe was invisible after he cast it he saw a black blur go by. "Everyone someone is here that's not welcome" he yelled. Stood up and saw the BLur again it was extremly fast. everyone would have to help defeat this foe."SAVE THE KENDERS"

Elven_Ranger13
08/27/2001 5:27 AM

Kara, hearing Pavillion speak of the danger, stood and drew her sword. "What is it?" She asked Kil'de beside her. "I can't tell. Very powerful though." Kara nodded and sheathed her sword. She held up her hands and started reciting a spell. Before long, the ground shook and undead warriors appeared. 6 held the armor of Knights of Solamnia. 1 was dressed as a mage. "We may need reinforcements!" She yelled to her companions.For I am Gul'dan... I am darkness incarnate. I will not be denied.

Ontarys
08/27/2001 7:40 AM

OOC: A whole lotta dragons in this one!!!!! Gonna be a lot of fighting I see. Good..........Good thinking ogre I was wondering how you were gonna justify fighting dragons and a powerful mage being just mortal. I'll give you some villinous help though!

Vaga sat in his lair brooding. He felt the power of all these beings and he wasnt afraid for none could match him in power, he didnt like that somehow they had all found each other. In his many eons of life he had learned not to underestimate anyone and he wasnt going to start now.

"That fool mage served my purpose and made the forest into what it is but he will be a major problem if I dont get rid of him soon." He thought to the time only 5 year ago when a young mage had cast a spell which sent him to oblivion while he was out destroying a city. *That is the strongest human I have ever faced...............he caught me off guard though and I will have him this time*

Vaga was pleased however at the presence of the red dragon veragarlyx, he knew that the red detested mages and would probably try and kill them all. His eyes gleaming a sickly greenish red he thought *I hope he isnt still angry at me for overthrowing Mayls.....all know I am king of all dragons for none can match my power. Hopefully he will ally with me if his attempt to attack them fails and i well let him rule much land.* He started to wonder however if the red dragon Veragarlyx knew how truly powerful the blue mage was. His power was different from the other mages and not to be taken lightly not to mention the fact that he was with other considerably powerful beings. He wasnt too worried though for Veragar was most intelligent and good at what he did he would do quite nicely he thought.
With a booming roar that shook the walls of his great lair he summoned his underlings.

Three dragon men appeared before him whom he had spawned many years ago, a skill he ahd stolen from the blue dragon khellendros.
Take your minions and attack these would be crusaders and kill them all especially that mage for he is the most dangerous of them all. I f he reverses the spell the plans for my taking over all of krynn will be destoyed.
Leave only the red dragon to do as he will for he is unwittingly helping me in my plans let him know he will be rewarded if he is succesful. With that the dragon men left with there minions to finish the adventurers before they even started.

Vaga settled in his layer resting, for the disrupting of the mages spell had hurt him a little by the unexpected force. He didnt like to waste energy on lesser beings anyway his thoughts were solely on the gem and what he was going to do with it..................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
08/27/2001 7:57 AM

The blue mage eyes flashed a very dark blue illuminating his face as the danger passed over head. "ammad suk tu kat amun" As hee cast the spell which would clear the sky of all clouds and cause it to become very windy Taryis looked upwards in the sky. Hearing the dispel spell that was being cast somewhere near him he saw a flashing blur but that was it. "Damn whatever it is its invisible and pretty strong in magic." He shouted aloud "Show yourself whatever you are or are you afraid to face us?" As he said this he knew it was just an attempt to lure out there assailant because what ever was up there was very very strong.
He knew it wasnt Vaga because Vaga rarely dealt personally with lesser beings and he didnt feel that vast power that flowed from the huge dragon
or the fear it made him feel. Only Vaga caused him to feel afraid and he was glad it wasnt him here attacking them.

"Show yourself Coward or I will make you regret it." Shining a brilliant blue all ove he began to think inwardly and gather the power of the magic of his mind a magic with no limits. Losing himself in his thought he was readying himself to cast a spell which would.................................................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/27/2001 1:28 PM

Vera let loose his spell of silence. Everything in a 15-foot radius of the blue mage became totally quite, except him. He came into the opening, releasing his spell of Invisibility.

"Ahh, hello friends," Vera stated, while holding out his hands in a sign of peace. "I have not come to harm most of you, well actually none of you. I only desire the mage of blue, none of the rest of you have to interfere with this matter."

Vera eyed the undead nervously. A necromancer? With these good people? It made no sense to him, but he was willing to kill all the same. Vera unsheathed his weapons, putting his black blade in his right hand and the dagger in his left. Time to test this new weapon, he thought to himself.

"Now come with me, blue one."Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Khellendros13
08/27/2001 1:59 PM

Pavillon Thought to himself he could not use magic for he was silent. He had his dagger and staff he couldn't activate any of the staffs spells so he polymorphed into an air elemental. HE took a step foward he would not let anyone die here."SAVE THE KENDERS"

Ontarys
08/27/2001 2:06 PM

OOC: O.K. ogre since right now we dont have many bad people people (though I am starting to think one of the good guys might be planning to become a traitor.) Vaga sent out minions to take us. They are still far away but if you want you can have control of them to even things out. Not sure if your gonna ally with Vaga but his minnions are instructed not to hurt you.

OOC2: Not sure if im supposed to be silent or not. If I am "sorry" consider it telepathy if I am supposed to be quiet.

Taryis abrutly stopped summoning his power, whoever had appeared before them was in too close of a radius for him to use the spell he had in mind. Not willing to risk hurting the others he decided to see who would really turn out to be on his side and who would turn on him.

"You are a fool if you think I will go with you. Who sent you to take me? What have I done that you have singled me out for I dont not know you. You have come among us in a manner that I deem a threat. Try if you will but I shall not be taken so easily as you think." Eyes flaring blue and his hands glowing with a bright red aura Taryis did not look like one to play with.

"All of you...........this is obviously a dangerous man who offers no harm to any of you if you wish not to interfere. Leave us, I am not afraid of this man. And the fate of Krynn lies in the balance. If I do not retreive the crystal the forest will continue to expand and all will be lost. Leave if you will or let us ride ourselves of this man."

Knowing this would be a hard fight Taryis hoped he didnt lose his focus.
*The magic is me, it is us. The magic is all things and the magic is none.*
He kept repeating this in his head to calm himself, to ready himself for battle. This simple phrase was the basis for all that he had learned of the new magic, all that he needed.

Hands still glowing red Taryis said: "Take me if you dare."The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

[Edited by Ontarys on Monday, August 27, 2001 2:11 PM]

[Edited by Ontarys on Monday, August 27, 2001 2:16 PM]

Fizban13
08/27/2001 2:54 PM

"ohh this is great just when it gets interasting they tell me to leave," the kender said with a frown. The kender having no intention of leaving he walked up right behind the strange new man and "finds" his lost money pouch. "With out me i dont see how people can keep their stuff, hmmm i'll give it to him later he looks sort a busy," said Douglas. The kender than walks up to the man in the blue robes, tugs on his robe and says, "What are you... some kind of fisher man?"" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Ontarys
08/27/2001 3:34 PM

Losing his focus for a second as the kender tugged on his robe Taryis frowned at him. "Fisherman? What nonsense are you talking about? This is no time for curiosity." Knowing kender were immune to fear or danger Taryis knew that madfoot would see all this as good fun.

"Stand back or I will not be responsible if harm comes to you."

Even under these dangerous times Taryis chuckled *Fisherman!!!!!! leave it to a kender to ask silly questions when our lives are in danger*

The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/27/2001 9:27 PM

OOC: LOL!!! I guess you guys passed your saving throws!!! BTW, I'll joing up with the other Red. Two bad guys are better than one!

Damn, Vera thought. I thought this was going to be easy. Oh well. The *Master* said to take him alive, but not in one piece, Vera chuckled to himself. Time to see if this dagger was worth the trouble.

Vera did nothing. He just stood in front of the mage named Taryis and held out his dagger. It began to radiate in red pulses.

"You don't have to be harmed, mage. I am only a messenger, come to take you to my superiors, nothing more, nothing less. I *will* take you, in one piece or more."

With that, Vera activated another spell that would help judge the power of this mage.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
08/28/2001 6:03 AM

"It will take more than a dagger to harm me Vera though I feel its magical properties." Shoving the kender aside he look directly into Vera's eyes and saw the burning flame of evil. With the wind blowing slightly causing his robes to flutter about him the blue mage kept his concentration on the magic. Things were becoming clear now. *Superior? This mans superior must be powerful to have command over such a man (or was he a man?). Taryis immediatly thought of Vaga and his anger began to swell causing a strange glow all around him with sparks flaring green from his saphire colored staff which had a noticable missing piece in the center of the handle.

Knowing he didnt need to speak the words of magic to cast a spell Taryis thought of a shield spell so that he could ward off the initial attack.

"What superior do you speak of? What is his name and why does he want me. It will be too no avail for I will not come with you"
With that Taryis waited for Vera to make his move.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/28/2001 1:13 PM

Damn!!!, Vera cursed to himself. This mage is proving to be more trouble than he's worth. I'll charge double now, he snickered.

"Fine human, have it you're way," Vera hissed.

With that, Vera unleashed another of his prepared spells. Suddenly, all around the companions, thick black tentacles errupted from the ground, trying to ensnare them. Vera stayed well out of the range of the spell, not wanting to deal with the tentacles himself. He then cast another spell and there were suddenly 8 images of him in the area, all looking alike. He awaited what the companions would do know, hoping they would surrender so he could relax. This assignment was beginning to be harder than it was worth.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
08/28/2001 1:46 PM

Prepared for an attack like this Taryis was glad for the sheild spell he had already cast. Mumurming softly with hands glowing a soft red he said in an a loud voice "Tumah", and as he cast the spell a thin mist covered the ground choking off the tenticles. Looking at the 8 identicle images he laughed. "I am quite familiar with duplicity, really you must do better than that." Speaking a word *rorrim* the mirror images vanished.

"I mean to stop what is happening here and at this time you cannot stop me. You are out numbered and have no chance, we are not threatned by your presence alone."

Knowing that the 2 spells vera cast could only be a test of his strength Taryis waited for what would happen next. *He cant be so bold seeing that there are others here who are strong and surely he must know I will not be taken lightly. He must be testing me. Or he must have some reason for not being worried about the numbers against him* Not getting overcofident Taryis decided to show a little of his own magic but not too much........**I'll just give him a warning.* Thinking of a spell some zaney old white robed mage gave him a while back Taryis spoke the words of magic. He raised his hand and pointed it at vera's chest and said the words of magic. "Fireball"The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Khellendros13
08/28/2001 1:51 PM

In this form no physical harm could come to Pavillon so he started to fight off the tentacles. He had more strength in this form so he started by slicing them with his dagger. He started hacking at the one nearset to him. A hit the tentacle fell to the ground. Now he had to help his new found friends defeat the enemy."SAVE THE KENDERS"

[Edited by Khellendros13 on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 6:41 PM]

Kalia_Majere
08/28/2001 5:32 PM

Kalia watched the man called Vera and smirked. with a single gesture, she reverted to her true from, The Crystal Dragon Crystalamira. She Spread her huge feathered wings, sheilding the group. eight horns crowned her head, two long and curving at the top, complimented by three other pairs framing her face. Her larg gold eyes stared angrily at vera as her scales began to radiate light.

"I am the last daughter of paladine...the last that he saw fit to create...I will not allow such evil to rein in his light!!" she roared as the light around her became blindingly bright, her wings provided the only shade, sheilding her friends from her destructive power.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
08/29/2001 5:20 AM

"Well things are getting interasting," the kender said, as he crippled one of the 8 tentalcles with unuasal strength. The kender started to get bored of the idea of 8 tentacles popping out of the ground. "Maybe all have some fun with that man over their," he said to himself. Madfoot walked up behind him and stabbed him with is small sword. "This is fun," he said and stabed him a couple more times. He than ran into the forest laughting with joy. :; " Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Kalia_Majere
08/29/2001 6:10 AM

Crystalamira roared again as a vision of her past swam in her mind. A vision of the Platinum Dragon, mourning the loss of his five metallic daughters...and rejoycing in the fact that they left behind their legacy....the nest. The Great Platinum dragon looked over the eggs and frowned....for though they where to be the futures hope, He suddenly felt that there should be one more....an egg that would not hatch for a milennia...in a time where Krynn would need her most.

Upon combining the scales of all the metallics, as well as a scale of his own, the platinum Father created a new egg...One whos shell was nearly trasparent, and had the vauge hint of facets, like a rare gem...if one would look closely, one could see the developing wyrm inside. The Crystal egg was cradled gently in Paladines arms for a few precious moments....Long enough to be named... "Crystalamira...the last of my daughters.....you have a special mission..." he said as he hid the egg, deep with in what would come to be called the Dragon Isles.

Crystalamira blinked and the ancient memory was gone.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
08/29/2001 6:31 AM

OOC: Who is the kender stabbing???

After casting the fireball spell everything moved in slow motion it seemed to Taryis. He watched as the ball of fire moved slowly toward Vera, a ball of red that as it moved toward vera cast a lured red glow over vera's face with a flickering light. The fire light was being phased out by the brilliant light exuding from Glimmer the platinum dragon who seemed to be in a far off place by the look on her ancient face. The ball was moving slower and slower and everyone was seemingly stuck in place. "W W Whats going o on heeerrreee? S s soooooomething iiiiiissss wwrrooooooooooong."

Vaga had been watching all that was going on and saw that though Vera could do some harm here he would not suceed by himself. His minions were still some distance away and this red was too valuable an ally to let him be killed in a futile attempt. Casting the time dragger spell to stop Vera from being burned and the gods know what else by the others he called out to him. *You cannot win this battle for the mage is very powerful and he has the aid of crystalmira, there is another dragon thee also tough I know not what his purpose is. Come to me and we shal both have what we want of the mage. If you dont then your fate may already be sealed.*
With a word from Vaga all was dark....darker than the deepest black and a loud booming roar could be heard from somewhere far away in the distance. *Vera come to me while you can.........step into the portal for only you can see it. It will lead you to my lair, the choice is yours...............*

"Blinded by the sudden darkness Taryis hearing was even more sensitive and he heard the booming roar." NO!!!!! Vaga is doing this. Heeee muuuuust beeee s s stopped." A strong gust of wind started blowing so that it was hard for all to stand except the dragon and in the distance was a faint laughter and all was silent...............The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/29/2001 2:09 PM

OOC: Don't you guys think you all are a tad too powerful? I mean come on, 3 dragons!?!? The ability for a human to dispel magic of a dragon? Kender walking past me without me doing anything until he begins stabbing me? This is going to get really lame if things aren't toned down a bit. You all are wayyyyyyy too powerful. Anyways....



Vera laughed to himself as he stood upon a cliff, about a mile away from the whole scene. He had been looking into a clear pool of water from a river, watching the whole debacle. As the fireball hit his clone, he noticed that everything began to slow down. The presence of another? he thought to himself. This is getting quite interesting....

He was cut off from his own thoughts by a booming voice in his head. Another dragon. Vera sighed. This is getting old.

As he began to change into his true form, he stepped through the portal that the other red had created. I'm going to need allies, it seems. Might as well go....Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
08/29/2001 2:26 PM


OOC: Don't you guys think you all are a tad too powerful? I mean come on, 3 dragons!?!? The ability for a human to dispel magic of a dragon? Kender walking past me without me doing anything until he begins stabbing me? This is going to get really lame if things aren't toned down a bit. You all are wayyyyyyy too powerful. Anyways....

OOC: Really after i posted it I was thinking the same thing. Didnt think there were gonna be so many dragons.......I mean you were pretty outnumbered. As far as your spell I thought you were only giving me a small test to see what I can do. Im not trying to make my character too strong as a matter of fact im new so I want to start out rather slow and build up to power. s for the kender.....not really sure what he was doing. Anyways..............................

"We must get ready to move surely he will be back and im not sure who he's gonna bring with him. We dont have much time to lose."

Elsewhere..............

Vaga looked at the red warily. "So.......you were going to take on all of them at once? Do not be hasty in time when the mage is finished you will have what you want. What is it you want from this mage?"
The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
08/29/2001 3:41 PM

OOC: Think I may have a solution to our problem of too many people with too much power. Let me know if there are any objections.

While waiting for Vera to declare his allegiance Vaga was starting to think quickly about what he was planning to do and how to ensare the mage and his friends. "At this point they are too many to overtake and I will not risk getting injured taking them. The spell I intend to cast wil require much of my strength but I need time. There is a way that they can be stopped however. The closer that they are to the gem the more their powers will wain. They will only be able to use the most basic of spells because the gem absorbes all magical energy around it. I am sure that this must have happened after I had disrupted the mages spell and taken the gem to my mountain lair, it almost took all of my power. The spell I am going to cast will give me control of the gem and then of all ansalon."

Looking at vera he said "Didnt you wonder why the mage didnt just materialize at the mountain and try to take the gem? He knew he wouldnt make it. Come we have much to do and little time to do it in, my minions will slow them somewhat but we must be ready when they come. In the mean time tell me why you want the ,age."The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/29/2001 7:45 PM

OOC: The only real solution is to get rid of the dragons. Only one should be enough. You guys also have too many spell casters. The kender is a good addition (if there is such a thing ;)), but you guys should get some warriors in there. Maybe we could kill or get rid of the dragons in some way and then have the people bring new characters into the story, but not dragons.


As Vera stepped through the astral tunnel that led to the red's lair, he was immediately struck with...was it...fear? Vera had never seen such an immense dragon before. This red even dwarfed the great Malystrx, and that was quite a feat! Trying to regain his composure, and his immense pride, Vera blurtted, "What do you want with me red? As you probably noticed, I'm quite busy at the moment."

The huge red ignored Vera's comments. Instead he stated, "Didnt you wonder why the mage didnt just materialize at the mountain and try to take the gem? He knew he wouldnt make it. Come we have much to do and little time to do it in, my minions will slow them somewhat but we must be ready when they come. In the mean time tell me why you want the mage."

"Fine, brother. I'll answer some questions if you answer some. I am called Veragarlyx, or Vera. In my human guise, I am called 'The Black Blade of Neraka.' I have quite a reputation as an assassin, I might add," Vera chuckled. He noticed that the other red didn't seem to have heard of him, or he didn't care. Vera continued, "I have been sent by...ummmm...my 'superiors.' I will not relequinsh just who my 'superiors' are at the moment, but let's just say that they are more powerful than I, probably even more powerful than yourself. I am ordered to bring the 'blue mage' back to my masters, and they will do what they like with him. I am promised a huge reward. But first, I must get the mage away from his companions. Maybe you could be some help to that?"
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I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Kalia_Majere
08/30/2001 12:12 AM

OOC: fine...But I really don't want to kill or drive "Glimmer" away...she and the Blue robe have something going here...to get rid of her might mess up the story...plus, she can't hold her dragon form for very long....she was raised as a human, and doesn't have full mastry of her power...she doesn't even know her full potential. but if you want me to get rid of her...then I guess that I will.........although I was looking forward to the blue robe's reaction to Glimmer's words....oh well........ :(Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
08/30/2001 5:00 AM

OOC:I'm not a dragon so there is really only one dragon that is good in this story. Pavilon is just a mage that knows the spell shapeshift

"Wondering around aimlessly though the forest is not as fun when you have been doing it for hours," Douglas said to him self. "this rock looks really good to sit on," he said as he plopped down on the stone. He then dumped all of his stuff out of his pouches. "Hmmmm how did this get in here," Madfoot said as he picked up a golden ring and examaned it. After what felt like a hour looking at his stuff he shoved all of it back into his pouch and got up. "Now what were my granpopy's advice," the kender groaned," That's it he told me that every path is the right path except when it's a lert fork!!" Using his grandpopy's advice he managed to find his freinds in 5 hours! "It's good to see you!" he Sqealed as he ran up to pavilon and the fisher man. "You know i was wondering what it's like to be a fisherman? ANd where's the Necromancer i want to talk about dead people with here. It will be fun!" While he was talking several of Pavilons and the fisherman itiems wondered into his pouch. "You know it looks like theres something missing on top of your staff. You need something like this," the kender pulled out a golden ring,"see!"" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Ontarys
08/30/2001 6:28 AM

OOC: Good observation fizban, I was wondering when someone would notice the missing piece of my staff.

OOC2: I agree with Kalia that she should stay a dragon (kinda have a running theme). Im hoping that she can stay in human form and maybe become a dragon again towards the end. I mean the closer we get the less we can use our powers anyway. I really want the bad guys to be stronger than the good guys or it wont be fun.

Taryis looked at the kender and asked a question that should always answer itself when dealing with a kender....."Nice ring where did you get it?" Before he let the kender ramble on about how he ""found"" the ring he looked at all in the camp....."It is time I explain what is happenning here, it is the only way you all can understand the danger all of krynn is in."

"Fifty years after the war of souls the dwarves came across a discovery that they thought to keep secret. They had found a gem of immense beauty and strange qualities. Little did they know they know what was found! It was a small piece of the greygem used to capture Chaos long ago. It didnt have its disruptive powers anymore because Chaos was not inside it. However it still weilded great magical properties. A red robed mage named Lathin sought this gem to use in an attempt to take over ansalon and bring about a higher order of wizards over the people. Upon stealing the crystal from the dwarves with my help he realized how much magic the gem held and decided against using it. He had however thought to use the gem as a means to become head of all mages but to no avail. The gem corrupts all things when used for an evil purpose. Lathin's magical essence was absorbed into the gem and he was left a regular human and this drove him mad. The small village we lived in slowly turned into a marsh even though we lived in dry land for Lathin sought to make the land his own. That is when I took the gem and learned to harness its power and place it upon my staff, as long as it isnt used for evil it will not turn on you. That is were our problem begins. Having mastered the magic of the mind I sought to teach it and also study it more with the other mages, however they would not listen to me timeand again. This angered me and I cast away the red robes and became what I deemed the blue robe of enlightenment. Seeking to use the crystal to find the tower of sorcery in wayreth to make the mages listen I cast a spell of finding. In my heart I harbored anger towards the mages and thus the crystal would inevitably turn on me. I assume with the help of Vaga my spell was disrupted and instead of being placed in the forest to forest found me and in doing so expanded, while still on the mountain Karon the gem was lost and I blaked out and found myself in the middle of the forest.. I beleive the forest will contiue to expand and this is what vaga wants because it will be easier for him the rule krynn with people needing his protection from the evil things that will surely come out of the forest. Our danger is that the forest will try to destroy all that is not a part of it and that Vaga will try to subjigate the people, the forest in turn will try to destroy us as well as Vaga for he is not even of this world. This will cause great magical battles to take place with the people of Krynn stuck in the balance. I must retreive the gem and place it upon my staff to try and undue the wrong I have done. Even if I succed it will take many years to make the land the way it was."

Looking at the dragon Glimmer who had reverted to human form taryis felt a sudden guilt he couldnt explain. *Whats going on here? I must concentrate on the finding the gem* And while he was thinking this he kept looking into those golden eyes.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
08/30/2001 6:44 AM


I will not relequinsh just who my 'superiors' are at the moment, but let's just say that they are more powerful than I, probably even more powerful than yourself. I am ordered to bring the 'blue mage' back to my masters, and they will do what they like with him. I am promised a huge reward. But first, I must get the mage away from his companions. Maybe you could be some help to that?"

Vaga reared his massive head high above vera almost touching the top of the cave. Looking down on him with an imperious look "I have asked you a question........you do not have the option to do deny me anything. Who are your superiors and why do they want this mage? I know him to be a serious threat to my plans and I would prefer him dead. BUt......if you must have him then it must be agreed that he cannot thwart me in my endeavor. Stop him and I will reward you well and you can have him and do as you will. You will the commander of my legions and much more if you wish, if all is done according to my needs."

Inwardly Vaga wanted to know who these superiors were, he didnt want another stumbling block to his plans for domination. *He will tell me or I will make things unpleasant for him* He let the fear he knew the dragon must be feeling well over........he could almost see it in his eyes. With that he moved his massive head close to Vera's with a thin stream of smoke billowing from his nostrils. "Do these things for me and you will have much..........BUT.............." In a low almost cynical tone as he shifted his wings to get in a more comfortable position he said "Fail me and you will die."The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/30/2001 2:40 PM

OOC: I wanted to tie this in with the whole War of Souls. If that's ok with you guys?

"Fine, oh 'Powerful One.' I will capture the mage and bring him to you. But my rewards must be GREAT, to go against my masters now," Vera stated. "If I am to defeat this mage, I must receive help in some way. Maybe another dragon or two?"

While stating his response to the immense red, Vera thought just how he was going to betray his masters. He couldn't, he thought to himself. Whatever this red thought he could do to me, *she* could do much more.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
08/30/2001 3:52 PM


OOC: I wanted to tie this in with the whole War of Souls. If that's ok with you guys?



He couldn't, he thought to himself. Whatever this red thought he could do to me, *she* could do much more.

OOC: Ahhhhhhhhh I see what you may be trying to get at. I didnt really plan for that seeing as I intended Vaga to be the strongest character. But I dont mind at all. But if it is Tak that you plan on mentioning im still gonna try and make Vaga at least a formidable opponent to her though obviously not as powerful, though I have some plans to even things out if thats the case.

OOC2: Kalia im hoping you stay as the dragon. And oh yeah i've been meaning to ask you guys...........what does OOC and BTW mean anyway?!
I am still pretty new ya know! LOL! Really glad my first campaign is doing so good. I had'nt expected it to.

"I will provide all you need. As for more dragons that can be done though I am sure you know that the good and evil dragons of krynn are now at war. The good dragons are seeking revenge for the destruction and defilement of there eggs in the war of the lance."

*He still hasnt told me who is his master but I can wait. If I weree to ask one more time and for him not to tell me I would have to bite his head off, I need him right now however so I will allow him this transgression................for now."

Vaga knew the smaller red was very afraid but he had to admire how he kept is cool and seemed in control. He was starting to feel he could do well to keep this red around to be his second in command if he proved worthy.

"I will summon 3 dragons for you to command, you are to bring me the mage and............the platinum dragon child of paladine. This as you well know now will be a hard task, but as they come closer to the gem they will weakin. You must be careful and precise. Attack them at every juncture of there journey and they will become weak from using there magic. When they can fight no more that is when I will strike should you not be able to capture them. Take care to stay clear of the of the mountain or you will lose power also. While you are here in my lair you are safe but must only travel here through the portals I send you, call my name at any time and one will be sent to you should you wish to come back here to my mountain lair."

With that he summoned the dragons and began his plans to......................
The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Khellendros13
08/30/2001 4:42 PM

"So this is what were in for. You could have walked to the tower. Anyways you could open a magic school for your new magic after we get the gem. So could you teach me how to use? I'll need to be more powerful to help.""SAVE THE KENDERS"

Kalia_Majere
08/30/2001 11:21 PM

OOC: OOC means Out Of Character.....IC means In Character....BTW means By The Way....ect ect....also "Glimmer" is a Crystal Dragon....She is the last of the origional Daughters of Paladine...The first Metallics, Her egg was created after the death of the five metallics, after their eggs had been laid. "Glimmer's" egg was special, and would only hatch when the world needed her...she hatched around..um...we'll say she's about 300 now, a full grown adult...so she would've been born just after Huma's time?? I Think...anyway...back to the story.

IC: Kalia stared around her...she had blanked out....

"What happened??" she asked softly...there where times where she didn't remember what happened when she was in her true form. Especially when her memories of her true father came clear...she could remember it all now...Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
08/31/2001 4:45 AM

OOC: Im just a reagular kender *wink wink wink*

Douglas thought to him self 'It looks like maybe Pavilon's staff is missing something on the top maybe i could put the ring i found on it' While Pavilon was not looking Madfoot fastened the golden ring he "found" on to the staff. Several min. later he went into the forest and didnt come back for hours. By the time he caught up with the group they had already stopped to make camp. When Pavilon offered him some left overs the kender said, "No thank you im not hungry"" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Fizban13
08/31/2001 4:47 AM

OOC:when are we goiing to reach a town" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Ontarys
08/31/2001 6:22 AM

Later...............................

Having reached a small villgage They decided to rest for the rest of the night. Taryis couldnt help but notice the look of stupifaction on the villagers faces. He could only imagin what went through their minds when they woke up to find a forest surrounding them were there wasnt one before. He also didnt want anyone to know that he was partly the cause of all this.

"We should rest here for the night. It is at least 5 days travel to Karon and we will need as much rest as possible. Im not sure how many villages there will be to stop in on our way."

Seeing the look of slight confusion on Glimmers face he decided it was a good idea to rest. *Its as if her mind were somewhere else. what is going on in that mind of hers? I wonder........................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
08/31/2001 11:48 AM

Curious the blue mage couldnt hold back the question any longer. "You have some inner turmoil that you are dealing with. Perhaps talking about it will ease your mind." He waited patiently for the crystal dragon lady to open herself up thus giving him a clue as to her true nature....The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
08/31/2001 11:58 AM

Kalia looked up at Taryis Her golden eyes seemed haunted.

"I don't know how to explain it.....to be born in this world thousands of years after your intended nestmates, to be turned into a human with no memories so I would be protected during the Dragon purge...To just now remember my true purpose in this world.
I am the last of the origional Daughters of Paladine...Those legendary Five Metallics....born to fight the sons of Takisis..the Cruel and ruthless five chromatics.... Paladine prevented my egg from hatching....keeping me safe untill Krynn needed me most...and it seems I am needed most when he is not here to Guide me....."

She stopped, as her gold eyes filled with tears. hastily she whiped them away...Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
08/31/2001 12:23 PM

A pang of sadness swept over Taryis as he saw her in this state. He could not even imagine the pain she must be going through. But he felt an odd since of companionship also. Remembering his own childhood........alone noone to guide him. He showed a talent for magic and was taken in by Bertun a red robed mage but ran away to find his fate. He could grasp her pain but he knew what it felt like to not know ones purpose. Helping her brush away her tears he spoke in a soft voice "Your destiny is to do great things for the good of krynn. Noone knows the wisdom with which Paladine chose this path for you. Be strong for as you will see, your strength will be needed. You must be a pillar for all to lean on in these troubling times. Do not forget that even as we try to save krynn from the forest there are other wars going on in distant lands between Tanis and the offspring of Arikias.."(OOC: See blades of steel.)

Taryis couldnt help but feel the warmth from her body or the faint fragrent smell of sweetness the burned his heart. Quickly he gathered himself aand took a step back so as not to affend her or seem as if he was taking advantage of her. Eyes flashing a faint blue he turned his gaze towards there lodgings so she wouldnt see the shame on his face for almost letting his emotions get the better of him.

His voice a litle husky he looked at the entire group "Come all we should rest here at this inn we will decide what to do in the morning."
The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
08/31/2001 10:31 PM

OOC: Am I going to control the other dragons?


"As you wish, 'Oh Powerful One.' I will leave immediately. Come dragons!!! It is time to test these medeling mages," Vera yelled. He felt uneasy about this. To go against....

Do not worry, my faithful servant. I know what is going on, and I allow the other red to believe he has the power over you. Go capture this blue mage for him, and then I will do what I need to get him for my...purposes.

"As you wish, master. I will do as you tell me," Vera said as he bowed, now back in his human form. The other dragons watched him intently, wondering who he was talking to.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

[Edited by Ogre_Bane on Friday, August 31, 2001 10:32 PM]

Ontarys
09/01/2001 6:14 AM

OOC: Yeah if your character behaves im thinking of effectivly making him Vaga's right hand man you will have 2nd command over all his minions. Though he is extremely powerful he has some limitations in his movements which I will explain along the way, otherwise he could have just gone out and killed them all himself. Really was supposed to be the dominating character in this story................wondering who this being is your talking to (Tak?). I really cant justify making him stronger than Tak, at least not in this storyline.

There could be no disguising that vera had some ultirior motive to obeying him. There was a faint whisper in the air Vaga couldnt make out. *No matter as long as he suits my purpose he can be useful.* As they left he looked around his lair at a small chest the gleamed a faint greyish tint.
"Soon my plans will come together and Krynn will be MINE!"
With a roar that shook the foundations of his lair he stared intently out into the night sky watching to other dragons fly swiftly to the destruction of the blue mage.





The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/01/2001 6:26 AM

Elsewhere.............


Taryis lay in his be unable to sleep. All he could think of were those golden eyes and fragrent smell of Kalia, staring at the out his window at the sky that was this night filled with stars he couldnt help but remeber e warmth and how vunerable she had been after the battle.
"I must stay focused, there are many lives at stake and my mind must stay free." All these years no woman had ever clouded Taryis thoughts and as he thought on this it mad him angry. *Just like me to fall for someone that is forbidden, how could a dragon ever care for a human* Thinking of Huma and the silver dragon he thought *yeah and if she did it looks like from past experience bad things happen.* Thinking that nothing ever went right for him Taryis sighed and determined to sleep closed his eyes.............but still sleep did not overtake him.



The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Fizban13
09/01/2001 9:06 AM

"This town is boring," he said, "Maybe i can livin it up a bit" Taking the place of the little kender a huge gold dragon appeared. Fireflash was like any other gold dragon but he was young just turned a young adult he knew almost no magic except simple spells like burning hands. But unlike other gold dragons he enjoyed mischeive. He got that from hanging around all sorts of kenders. He was sorta weak compared to other gold dragons his age but he didnt live to grow stronger each he lived to enjoy life. One thing that ruled his life was kender history. He found it entertaining to put it in the least. Like the kender he got bored real easy. After he was bored of wacthing the towns people run and scream he polymorphed into a kender and went to find something to eat" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Kalia_Majere
09/01/2001 4:58 PM

Kalia, who was leaning against the door to the inn, watched the Kender turn into a gold dragon and smiled. She turned to taryis and smiled.

"See, I told you that was no kender....maybe I shoud go and talk with him?"Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Varliss
09/01/2001 5:06 PM

Not far away, a pair of bright intelligent eyes watched the people. Varliss never took her eyes off the travelers, following their every move. She reared onto her hind legs, craning her serpentine neck to see them better. The dragon's beautiful wine red skin was slashed with stripes of purest ebony- she was a hybrid of sorts. Born of a black and of a red, the colors had merged to form a kind of tiger-stripe effect. She was perhaps one hundred and fifty feet long, and though she was skinny her muscles rippled under the scales and skin. She spread her wings and dove off the ledge that she had been sitting on, and plummeted a few feet before catching an updraft. Leisurely, Varliss winged towards the people, smiling to herself. She was curious what they were doing. She turned her head to the sky, and breathed out a brief blast of her breath weapon. A combination of black dragon acid and red dragon fire, it was a stream of acidic goo that ignited on contact with air. Her green-gold eyes gleamed in anticipation as she soared like a red-and-black banner through the skies of Krynn. Her shadow passed, dark as the Void, swiftly over the ground.

Ogre_Bane
09/01/2001 9:58 PM

OOC: Yes another bad guy!!! And yet, another dragon....hmmmm. Oh yeah, I was planning on having Tak use Vaga instead of Vera, betraying him to have you later on. It's good if most of the bad guys die in the stories. ;)


Vera spread his huge wings, shades of scarlet in the afternoon sun. He, along with the other reds Vaga had given him. He set out immediately to find the mage and his companions. The last Vaga had told him was that the mage was staying at some decrepent town. I'll find him soon enough, Vera thought. Then I'll finally be done in this game I'm being used in.

Patience, my servant. Your time of greatness will come soon enough. Just listen to my plans to get the mage for the red. He will be needed in my plans....


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I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Fizban13
09/02/2001 5:13 AM

"Im just walking in the forest it's what do every day i just like to walk in forest every single day," the dragon said, "Well have killed one boar and two deer this outta last me a while." He stuffed the boar and two dears into his magical pouch of holding. It would take him years to sort through every thing in his pouch. After a great hunt he headed back to town." Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Khellendros13
09/02/2001 7:18 AM

Pavillon was just looking at his spellbook when he saw the kender turn into a dragon. "Oh great he's going to give us away to the enemy." Pavillon went outside to look for the dragon he saw him go into the forest so Pavillon followed."SAVE THE KENDERS"

Ontarys
09/02/2001 10:18 AM

OOC: Good idea about vera. Glad there is another bad guy too! Think im gonna test how faithful my fellow good guys are! (suprise suprise!).

"Yes Kalia I believe you should talk to the "kender" he will cause us no end of trouble. We dont need any undue attention drawn to us now." *I knew that blasted kender would cause us trouble*
With a deep sigh he listen to all the commotion in dismay.
The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Fizban13
09/02/2001 7:18 PM

"Hey pavilon i bet youve never seen a dragon before," Douglas said with a grin. "I was only scaring them to livin things up a little because to be frank the town is boring, i wish something exciting would happen!"" Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Khellendros13
09/03/2001 9:27 AM

"I have seen dragons before Douglas but your drawing the attention of everyone maybe the enemy so chang eback right now!!!""SAVE THE KENDERS"

Kalia_Majere
09/03/2001 1:27 PM

at that moment, Kalia ran up. "Just what do you think you are doing!?" she cried, her gold eyes wide. "why would you scare all of these people? and we don't need any more attention than we already have!!"Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
09/03/2001 4:39 PM

"I was just a little bored, and it wont happen again," he said as he polymorphed into his kender form. "I can be serious if i want to, but all i want to do right now is live life to the fullest, and if you want me to all just stay in the inn," he said with his most innocent smile." Struck blind, by the gods!!"

Ogre_Bane
09/03/2001 9:45 PM

OOC: Uh, Kalia I don't think you can use that picture as an avatar. If I'm not mistaken, that's the cover from the Black Wing (one of my favorite DL novels). That is a copyrighted pic, so it can't be used. Sorry. I'll post here as soon as I can, don't leave me!!!Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
09/04/2001 5:52 AM

"Are you a FOOL?! You put us in great danger so that oy could have a little fun. Did it not come to you that there is a dragon out to kill us make that at least 2 dragons?! Not to mention you'll probably have the whole town in an uproar!!!!!!!! I cant beleive you would risk our lives just to have fun! Taryis was starting to think he should turn the kender into a butterfly when he saw a crowd of people coming in their direction with all sorts of weapons in hand. "Well it looks like our stay here is over, but the only way out of this village is being blocked by the approaching villagers. We must find a way to leave without hurting anyone too bad." With a baleful look at the kender Taryis turned his attention to the villagers.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/04/2001 7:02 AM

OOC: Still not sure what that kender really is! :0)The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/05/2001 5:53 AM

Seeing the look of indecisiveness on his companions Taryis waves his hands in an arch and 4 griffons appear in front of th looking menacing. "Hurry we must escape before they realize the griffons are an illusion." As the griffons advanced on the villagers thus clearing a way for them to reach the path he turned hurridley "Well..........lets go!"The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
09/05/2001 10:01 PM

OOC: Sorry it took so long for me to continue guys. Really busy!!! Ready for our first battle? >:)


As the crowd looked at the images of the griffons, they froze. Not because of the sight of the half eagle, half lion creatures, but because of the four red shapes coming in the distance. Dragonfear took over the populace. Everyone began to run, anywhere they could. Some trampling others in their mad flight from the horrible monsters approaching.

"Destroy the town, my crimson brothers," Vera hissed to the other three reds with him. "I will engage the others. Come to my aid when I need you." With that, Vera swooped down and let loose his breath weapon: a huge cone of fire errupted from his mouth, engolfing the town, as well as many of its people. Vera screamed in delight. Run!!! Yes, run you fools! He thought. Is attention was grabbed by the sight of many griffons. At first he halted his flight, until he realized that the creatures were illusions. He quickly dispelled them, and then swooped down to engage the blue mage and his weakling friends.

"You are mine mage," he screamed.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Kalia_Majere
09/05/2001 10:14 PM

Kalia stared at the oncoming four dragons as she tugged on Taryis's sleeve. "I don't think that we are ready for this...a mage, a kender(Whatever) a fighter and me, a Dragon Trapped within a human form...I don't think we can make it right now..."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/06/2001 6:44 AM

OOC: You must have been reading my mind Ogrebane! Was hoping you'd come in the confuion either that or I was gonna make the minions that are waiting for us in the forest give us some trouble. Yeah were ready to FIGHT!!!!!!!

Feeling the dragon fear slowly creep over him he reacted quickly only Vaga made him feel true fear but just like anyone else he was still slightly prone to dragon fear. Closing his eyes he collected his thoughts to keep the fear at bay. Taryis listened to Kalia and knew that what she said was true. "You are right, we are no match for four dragons. If I had the crystal it would be different, we cannot hope to defeat them here but there seems to be no escape. Our powers are still strong here and I beleive the red may undrestimate the both of us. I think if we try to cause some sort of distraction or try to injure him that might buy us time to get deep into the forest, its the only chance we have. I dont know what the kender can really do (if he really is a kender) so I must assume we are the only ones with true magic."

Suddenly the thought occured to him that the closer they came to the gem the more their powers would wane and so would the dragons. But a human with no magical powers is just a human, a dragon without magical powers is still a DRAGON with teeth and claws! At that moment all seemed hopless to Taryis realizing he could not defeat these dragons he became frustrated. He heard the red speak to him ""Your mine mage"" and he lost his cool.

"YOU WILL NOT TAKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!! closing his eyes a blue pulse imminated from his body and headed straight for the red. *What was that?! How did I do that and where did it come from?* "Quick Kalia if you can we must try to injure or distract him so we can escape."

Wondering how much damage the pulse will do Taryis was thinking of a spell that could hurt a dragon and not raze the village at the same time.

OOC: Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
09/06/2001 4:12 PM

OOC: Good idea about me still being a dragon close to the gem. I won't be able to lose any of my spells, but I can still breathe....


Vera saw the party scatter as he approached. Oh, how he loved scaring the lesser races! He let loose his breath again, still far from the party. He saw as several humans were completely vaporized from his deadly fire. Much of the town was burning now, he realized. Thanks to his cousins. As he approached the party, he noticed the mage yell something to him, although he couldn't understand it with the wind rushing in his ears. He then saw a bright, blue flash emit from the mage and it struck Vera with such force, that he plummeted to the ground, destroying much of the town around him.

Damned mage, he screamed in his head. He still felt weak, and his muscles ached from the blast. He could see tiny, blue sparks traveling all over his scarlet body, singing his scales wherever they traveled. He slowly pushed himself up, shaking his head to clear his mind.

As he looked up, he saw the blue mage with an astonished look on his face. Did this simple mage not understand his own power? This will make it even easier for me, he thought with a chuckle.

He then heard an ear-piercing scream and saw one of his reds fall to the ground. His wings were frozen solid, and they shattered-much to the discomfort of the red-as he hit the ground. Vera looked up into the air, and saw a large male silver dragon flying overhead, engaging the remaining two reds.

The silver has not noticed me yet, Vera thought with a grin.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ogre_Bane
09/06/2001 4:38 PM

OOC: I'll give you guys some help here, so you can escape. It also gives me something to kill that isn't in the party. I figure much of the battles will be hit-and-runs from me, until the climatic end battle. BTW, are we still in forest? Or have we passed where it is spreading?


The silver dragon, named Molten by the lesser races, tried to come up with a plan in his head to defeat these two remaining reds. He had mortally wounded one, destroying the young red's wings.

You must let the mage and his friends escape. The whole world depends on them. Molten was surprised by the voice in his head. He would not let it down though, he had heard of the mage and his companions already.

The other two reds began to circle the large silver, trying to find an opening to attack. The silver allowed them this, trying to take the battle from the town he had sworn to protect. The reds did not seem to want to attack, like they were waiting for something.... Molten used this delay to his benifit, casting a quick protection spell that would help against the red's deadly breath of fire. Just as he finished his Protection from Elements spell, a huge cloud of flame surrounded him. Molten quickly dove out of the flaming cone, he was singed, but the spell had protected him from the majority of the fire. He looked behind him, seeing one of the largest reds he had ever seen. Much larger than he, but not quite as large as the Overlords that had plagued the land.

Vera watched as the silver escaped the fire, barely hurt. That should have killed him, he thought. Oh well, he'll be an easy target now. Three to one are not the best odds, Vera thought. Vera quickly began to beat his wings, gaining altitude. The two other reds tried to get below the silver, to flank it, but the silver was protecting his bottom quite well. One of the reds dove right into the silver, trying to injur its wings. The silver easily dodged the dive, and caught the young red in the snout with his lashing tail. The red shook his head, trying to clear his muddled brain from the attack.

The other red flew straight up into the belly of the silver, trying to mortaly wound it. The silver quickly threw down its head and let loose its breath of freezing air. The red had to dive out of the way, missing the attack. But this opened up the silver for Vera.

The silver cursed himself, just now remembering the large red above him. He tried to swirve from the dive that he knew was coming, but it was too late. Vera swooped down and landed right on the back of the large silver. His claws dug in easily to the metallic scales, injuring the silver greatly. The red pushed the silver down, and snapped at one of its wings, crippiling the silver as it plummeted to the forest below. Just before the silver hit the ground, the red extened his wings, and caught a draft to slow his decent to a safe speed. The silver hit the ground so hard, he bounced up nearly 10 feet and hit the ground again, with a sickening thud.

Molten knew his life was over, as he tried to lift his long neck. He couldn't, finding it broken. He then saw the large red land a few feet ahead of him, and slowly make his way over.

Do not fear, my son. For you have done well to let the mage and his companions escape. You have helped save the world, the voice said to him again.

"Pal...." Molten couldn't finish his word, as the huge red bit down on his neck. And then everything was black.Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


I sit here locked inside my head.
Remebering everything you've said.
The silence gets us nowhere.
Gets us nowhere way too fast.

Ontarys
09/07/2001 6:13 AM

OOC: Most of the story we are in the forest. It has spread over half of krynn, and as you know once in the forest which ever way you walk leads to the forest, there is no way out. You did give us a means to escape, I was gonna let you capture me but............changed my mind I dont know if my friends here would try and save me yet! lol!

Seeing the reds engaged in battle Taryis regained his senses. "Quickly we must get deeper into the forest and find cover while we have the chance."
Turning to face his friends with an urgent look on his face he saw the burning village. Children and parents alike lay dead or dying among the burning inferno that was the village, a thick nausiating smoke billowed high into the air with a lurid orange glow. *This is my fault. I will make this red pay one day!!!!! As for Vaga.........I will find a way.* Still glowing a faint blue and barely able to control his temper he ran for the most dense part of the forest hoping his companions had the sense to follow.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/10/2001 5:57 AM

Running with no clear sense of where he was Taryis realized that he had lost his companions. Stumbling on the undergrowth that seem to tug and pull at him he stopped to regain his senses, all had seemed a blur to him as he fled the village. *How could we have gotten seperated?* Calming himself he felt resolved in his course of action. "I must continue or all wil be lost. Im pretty sure they can take care of themselves."

Taryis could still hear the screaming of the dying people in the village and smell the smoke tinged air as a breeze blew softly through the air reminding him he was still not out of danger. *I'll be a walking duck out here alone in the forest and easy pickings for the dragons.* At that moment he saw two dark shapes flit overhead and he knew they were searching for him, casting a spell of invisibility he sat still under the foot of a tree knowing that even if they couldnt see him they would hear him if he were to make too much noise walking. He felt quite fortunate that the breeze had blown the smoke filled air throughout his direction because if it hadnt he was almost sure that they would sniff him out. He had to figure out a way to cover his scent so they couldnt track him that way and soon.

Frustrated he sat there for some time almost unable to control his anger when suddenly he thought back to his younger days *"Taryis you must learn to control your anger or it will consume you, patience is needed in all things you must look deep within yourself and know that you can prevail over any obstical. If you let your anger control you, you will fail. Have faith in yourself for you are the only one accountable for youself."* Thinking of his old teacher Bertun always calmed him in those times when his temper would get the best of him and he needed to cool down. If he didnt he was prone to giving off burst of energy beyond his control and that would give him away to the dragons. Fighting back the tears of hopelessnes that were starting to well in his eyes he sat in silent meditation. *I WILL NOT FAIL.* Getting up to continue his journey resolved that he would either die or do what he must he slowly started to make his way east to mount Karon which was still off in the distance of 3 days march standing tall above the forest blacker even than the smoke filled night clouds concealing its peak in a purple swirl of mist. *No..........I will not fail......................................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/13/2001 9:43 AM

OOC: Just feel I owe it to myself to finish the story.

Making his way through the forest proved to be a most harrowing task for Taryis. At every turn there seemed to be something out there just waiting, biding its time. *How can I do this alone? I can already feel my power waning. I must get that crystal and soon.* Pushing his way toward the base of the mountain he searched for some sort of entry. The hard jagged faced of the mountain appeared almost unscaleable and grim. He had fought off many of Vaga's minions on his long journey and was very weak to the point of exhaustion. The cool night air did not do much to refresh and he had to take cover quickly because although he had made it to the montain he had not totally escape to still pursuing dragons whom he could hear screeching in the starlit sky.

*The end is almost near whether for good or for evil..............................................................I WILL NOT FAIL* Was all he could thinkThe magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/13/2001 9:43 AM

OOC: Just feel I owe it to myself to finish the story.

Making his way through the forest proved to be a most harrowing task for Taryis. At every turn there seemed to be something out there just waiting, biding its time. *How can I do this alone? I can already feel my power waning. I must get that crystal and soon.* Pushing his way toward the base of the mountain he searched for some sort of entry. The hard jagged faced of the mountain appeared almost unscaleable and grim. He had fought off many of Vaga's minions on his long journey and was very weak to the point of exhaustion. The cool night air did not do much to refresh and he had to take cover quickly because although he had made it to the montain he had not totally escape to still pursuing dragons whom he could hear screeching in the starlit sky.

*The end is almost near whether for good or for evil..............................................................I WILL NOT FAIL* Was all he could think as he planned what to do next.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/13/2001 1:16 PM

Kalia stumbled into the clearing, and nearly slammed into taryis.

"Taryis!!!" she cried, and looked up at the cliff, and noticed the reason for his hesitation. shruggin she smiled "easily solved...." her brow furrowed, and she shifted, a trick she learned from a black dragon, who was fed up with the antics of his queen. She stood again in her dragon form. lowering one feathered wing she turned her head towards Taryis.

"I can carry you up there...the magical draining power of the gem will have no affect on me, if I refrain from using magic."Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/13/2001 1:57 PM

OOC: xoxoxoxoxoxoxo thought i'd have to do it all alone

"Yes that would be of great help. I am sure with you being a dragon that you can see better than I in the night. We will need to find some sort of entrance and soon, there are other dragons about. But before we go further I must warn that Vaga even without magic is strong, he is enormous and I wonder how he even has made a lair suitable for him here. He may already know we are here, I am sure he can feel the presence of another dragon can you feel his?" Grateful that he didnt have to do this all alone Taryis mounted the dragon. The cool night air and the ominous mist surrounding the peak of the mountain looked evil and forboding, the sounds of the creatures in the forest were eerily silent and all seemed at a standstill.

"My magic is all but gone and I fear that Vaga has already accompished part of his quest. The gem has taken his magical powers for the time being but he willingly does this to acheive immortality which the crystal can give due to the small amount of the essence of Chaos that was left behind in it. My staff somehow negates its absorbing power and I must have it upon my staff to conjure enough power to cast the spell. I would like to thank you now because I dont know if we'll make it." Casting his hood over his head he was ready for what fate would bing them.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Fizban13
09/13/2001 3:19 PM

OOC:Sorry i havent been here for a while but im back

Douglas Madfoot saw the crystal dragon and Taryis mount. "Well Douglas no more fun amd games it's time to help," he said in a serious tone. "Wait for me i can help," he shouted as he polymorphed into his dragon form. As he started to leap across the raive he realized something he didnt polymorph into his dragon form. "Ohhh crap!" he screamed as he fell down the ravine.Is dead really worse than alive?

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

"Can you say addictive?"

Ontarys
09/15/2001 10:12 AM

"Well well well.........I see I wont be doing this alone after all, we must hurry. It will be much harder to reverse the spell after a short time." Waiting for the kender to catch up Taryis thought he say an opening on the side of the mountain some hundred feet above them.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/17/2001 5:48 AM

Just before they were to head for the entrance Taryis stopped and looked solemly at the 2 who had stayed with him. "I thank you for your help and companionship and though I realize that this is very dangerous I cannot allow you to face Vaga. I must do this alone and I think I always knew I had to do it alone, he knows we are here and he is waiting. If I must die then so be it but things must be as they were." Not wanting to see if they would object he started slowly to make his way toward the entrance with no magic and only his staff to guide him.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Khellendros13
09/17/2001 3:37 PM

OOC:Sorry haven't been here in a loooooong time.

Pavillon saw them leaving and said "Wait I might be able to help" he picked up a longsword he found on the ground and shapeshifted into a silver dargon."Let's go""SAVE THE KENDERS"

Kalia_Majere
09/17/2001 3:47 PM

Glimmer lowered her head...sorrow filled her heart.

"you can't think of going on without me!? I don't want to leave you....." she whined.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Fizban13
09/17/2001 5:39 PM

OOC: Thanks alot!!

"THe first ten feet of the fall are the most exciting the rest well its boring said a kender i knew," Douglas wined as he falled to the ground, "I've had a nice life and well it was exciting so i guess this is the best way to end it, i hope that kender i traded names for is happy." Douglas than blacked out.Is dead really worse than alive?

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

"Can you say addictive?"

Ontarys
09/18/2001 5:22 AM

"Very well, you all know the danger that we face and my mind cannont be distracted once we are in battle with him. To each his own and may we all fair well. We must hurry."

Making there way to the entrance was not a hard task since the dragon was able to carry them to it some 200 feet directly above them. The faint smell of decay and must permiated the cave and could only get worse as they moved along. The entrance was much to small for glimmer to enter in her dragon form and the kender found he couldnt change to a dragon at all.
They were making good time when the heard a low rumble.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/18/2001 5:32 AM

Glimmer smiled and her form shrunk as she concentrated. she laughed at Taryis's surprise.

"My shape-shift abilities aren't magical...Its a Mental ability. I learned it from an aging black dragon who owed me a favor...its not easy to learn, but once it is, it is like second nature." she turned in the cave at the sudden low rubble.Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Kalia_Majere
09/18/2001 5:32 AM

Glimmer smiled and her form shrunk as she concentrated. she laughed at Taryis's surprise.

"My shape-shift abilities aren't magical...Its a Mental ability. I learned it from an aging black dragon who owed me a favor...its not easy to learn, but once it is, it is like second nature." she turned in the cave at the sudden low rubble....

"what was that???"Have you ever stopped to think then forget to start again??? :(

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/18/2001 6:09 AM

OOC: This is close to the end!

As they came upon an opening in the cave the rumbling grew louder. And as they came out into the open they saw a bright light unbearable almost. Grey and yet not grey it engulfed the whole expance. But what made them all frozen in terror was the huge red that glared back at them with its fire red eyes and an evil grimace on its face. Vaga nearly took up half the opening. Some 415 feet he must have been the largest dragon on krynn!
In a voice that sounded like it came from the depths of time he spoke. "You are too late Taryis I have already cast the spell and I AM IMMORTAL!!!! Soon all of krynn will be engulfed in the forest which I have bent to my will and I will rid the world of youandall who oppose me." Taryis looked to his friends "He must either concentrate on casting the spell or try and stop us. One of us has to get the crystal and I need it on the staff to regain my power as well as yours. He is very strong in magic so even though he is also drained he has the power to cast this last spell which will doom krynn we must act quickly."The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ogre_Bane
09/19/2001 8:50 PM

Suddenly from behind the companions, Vera landed at the edge of the entrance to the huge cave. He tucked in his wings and walked carefully to the group of would-be heroes.

"I have done what you asked, Great One," Vera hissed to the immense red. "I desire my reward now. I have brought you the mage and his friends. You have no further need of me. Reward me and allow me to leave."

Vaga, the gigantic red dragon chuckled to himself, a low rumbling sound that shook the very foundation of the large cavern. "You are correct, my loyal servant," Vaga hissed back at Vera. "I do not have any further need of you." With that, the huge red began to cast a spell. Vera backed away, unsure what the huge red planned. Then, he felt a strange tingling that started at his chest, and slowly made its way to his serpentine neck and finally, his head. The smaller red lifted his spiked head to the air and let out a huge roar.

It was cut off when the red's head exploded in a shower of brain matter and blood. The corpse of the red fell to the ground, not moving.

"Witness my power, mortals," Vaga roared. "You will all perish now!!!"


OOC: It was fun guys, but I'm very busy now. I needed to kill off my character. Hope to RP with you guys again!Moderator for all Dragonlance.com message boards.


Never again.
Trusted in you.
F**k everything you think I should be.
I stand.
Never again, never again.

-Staind-

Ontarys
09/20/2001 5:40 AM

OOC: Poor vera !! lol!

Seeing Vaga's attention diverted Taryis tried to make a run for the crystal that was in the center of the cave. Running with all his might he was almost there when Vaga turned his immense head in his direction. Letting out a huge fireball hopng to finish Taryis right there. Fortunately Taryis was able to just barely mke it behind a large rock which proceded to melt before his eyes and singe his robe. *Im almost there! I must get to it* With a swift movement he made a lunge for the crystal as Vaga took in another deep breath................................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/20/2001 5:40 AM

OOC: Poor vera !! lol!

Seeing Vaga's attention diverted Taryis tried to make a run for the crystal that was in the center of the cave. Running with all his might he was almost there when Vaga turned his immense head in his direction. Letting out a huge fireball hopng to finish Taryis right there. Fortunately Taryis was able to just barely mke it behind a large rock which proceded to melt before his eyes and singe his robe. *Im almost there! I must get to it* With a swift movement he made a lunge for the crystal as Vaga took in another deep breath................................The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Kalia_Majere
09/20/2001 6:01 PM

Glimmer roared a challenge as she used her mental ability to grow in size, now she was nearly the size of Vaga.

she flung herself and allowed her scales take on the feirce heat of the flames...Fire and Ice had no affect on her scales. she kept her wings tucked in tight and Hissed angrily at Vaga, hoping to allow Taryis time to reach the gem, even if it ment her death...maybe her destinly lay here....

(even though it doesn't...hehe)may all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11-01 forever remiain in our hearts...

Goddess Bless! ;)

Ontarys
09/21/2001 6:32 AM


even if it ment her death...maybe her destinly lay here....

(even though it doesn't...hehe)

LOL LOL LOL! :)

Seeing he had the time now to reach the gem he grabbed it and immediatly fell to the ground. He knew glimmer could not keep up a fight with Vaga much longer. Placing the gem in the groove of his staff an erie silence came upon everyone. " NO! you cannot stop me!!!!!!!!!!" Vaga tried to face Taryis but he was still stalled by glimmer. A pulsating light came from Taryis staff as he concentrated on the spell. He knew there wasnt anything he could do to destroy Vaga but he could get him away from them at least. Vaga seeing that his plans were falling apart grew angrier still, using his massave weight he bit deeply into glimmers leg and rammed her up against a wall. As they fought back and forth Taryis held his staff high and momentarily blinding the red dragon as glimmer breathed upon him causing a part of his arm to become crystalized. "Glimmer! Move away from him quickly!" In that moment Vaga saw he had failed looking into Taryis eyes as he cast the spell that would put him back into the abyss he roared angrily "This is not the end Taryis!!!!!!!!!!! I will be B A A a a a c c k k." As he disappeared from there view.

Slumping to the ground Taryis looked up to see that glimmer and the others were all right and Vaga was gone. Looking into the dragons eyes he spoke slowly. "He was right this is not the end, he will be back one day. Years ago I sent him to the very same place but he has the power to get out though it takes time."

Later..................

Standing on the ledge of the mountain with his companions by his side Taryis looked out upon the forest which was still there. He had reversed the spell but it would be some time before things were back to normal and a while before the land would change back to what it was in the past. The light of Solinari and Lunitari were bright in the star lit sky casting a purplish glow in the night air, a falling star cascaded across the sky as Taryis gazed at it falling through the air. "My friends...........we have overcome this time and I thank you all. Let us always come to each others aide in our times of need as we now go our seperate ways."

Sighing to himself he thought *One day I will find my true destiny* as dawn slowly came upon the horizon.The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

Ontarys
09/21/2001 6:36 AM

THE END, EL FIN, LOL! :) ;) :( :)The magic of the mind is within you all. Do you have the power to harness it?

thistledown
09/22/2001 9:16 AM

Bravo!! Excelent Ending.Free the flame and sear the grasses,
Till the dawning Red Star passes.

esti
09/23/2001 5:28 PM


Bravo!! Excelent Ending.


I 2nd that

Ontarys
02/26/2002 7:22 AM

The Gem of lathin has been kept protected by Taryis for some time after the aftermath of Escape from Wayreth. The latent evil of the stone has been uleashed and its true nature revealed as the fate of the world hinges on the doings of a few in..........

"The Gemstone Menace"


Coming SoonI put a chill up your spine like an eskimo.

[Edited by Ontarys on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:09 AM]

thistledown
02/26/2002 10:48 AM

(OOC: James curses as he thinks about how he is going to work this into the timeline.)The sword, it thirsts to drink of man.
The sword, at last must win.
Today is gone, and yesterday,
Must echo in the wind.

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