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Chapter XVIII: Changing

Posted in Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fantasy Novel, Fiction, Story, Writing on November 27, 2021 by darkjade68

Chapter XVIII Of Kait’s Retelling or our 3+ Year Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, ‘Adventures of Vilven Ledsong’

Adventures of Vilven Ledsong

His serene yet wild face appeared nearly frozen despite the strong wind dancing into him.

She felt cautious of his presence. Why was he here? Though she had lived most of her life in solitude, she learned to rely on her instincts and insight. She had been gifted with perceptiveness, something she had always been grateful for.

The talking from the other passengers became a distant hum behind her, darkness surrounded them as if they were the only two on the boat.

“Hello, Vilven” He said with some humor, a slight smile coming to his darkly striking face. That smile she had seen a few times in his bookstore that always seemed unexpected.

There was something else, Vilven could tell beneath his disarming introduction. For the first time, she was coming into an awareness she must be more careful. She loved bringing new comrades with her, even with the limited…

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In Walked 6 – Oz Ryder

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , on October 30, 2021 by darkjade68

Chapter One Of ‘In Walked 6’, My New Dungeons & Dragons Blog Story!

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

Artist Unknown

In Walked 6

by Doragon (aka James Mahoney)

CHAPER I – Oz Ryder

In the ‘Kandria Woods’, south of the ‘Two Cities’, there lay a Rabbitfolk in the middle of a sun shiney field…

His arms behind his head, he gazes at the sun in the sky above…

…blue skies, and billowy clouds

‘What a perfect day,’ he spoke in a knightly manner, his soft yellow eyes filled with the wonders of nature… including a coolish warmish breeze that made its’ way through his light grey and white fur

‘Oh Ander, must you leave?’ came a voice from a nearby cluster of yellow and purple flowers where a brownish furred Rabbitfolk girl by the name of ROSAIA picks a grouping of flowers, and makes her way back to her male companion

‘Oz Ryder, Rosaia… I told you, I’m not taking my father’s name into my new profession… My…

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Nightingale – Chapter II (Road To Gloomwrought)

Posted in Blog Series, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing on October 25, 2020 by darkjade68

Chapter II

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

‘Nightingale’

by DORAGON

Chapter One

Chapter Two– The Road to Gloomwrought

THE PLANES EAST OF ELDWYLL FOREST

‘Something Flipped A Switch In My Head When I Saw That Mother And Daughter Fey… I Just… Couldn’t… Do It

But That Shadar Kai Soldier Payed Me For The Task, Which Means I’m A Fugitive…

My Time In The Dark Enchanted Forest Of Eldwyll Is Over…

I Decided To Head East To Gloomwrought.

From There I’d Need To Figure Out A Plan… A Plan To Leave The Shadowfell… But To Where

The Path From Eldwyll To Gloomwrought Would Be A Two Day Journey…

And Though The Planes Of Shadowfell Our Covered With The Undead, My Abilities Of Remaining Mainly Hidden, Should Protect Me

PICTURE CREDIT – Shadowfell

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Grace 24

Posted in Blog Series, Fiction, Science Fiction, Story, Writing on July 22, 2020 by darkjade68

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GRACE 24

EPISODE 1 – Release

NEW YORK CITY – THE YEAR 2027

A REMARKABLE THING HAS HAPPENED

BILLIONAIRE ELLIS MERCURY HAS BROUGHT HIS THRIVING COMPANY, ‘GEN-TECH’ TO A HALT, AND BEGUN DISSOLVING IT COMPLETELY

NOT SELLING IT, EXTINGUISHING IT

THE 39 YEAR OLD HAS MADE NO STATEMENT

THE HIGH TOWER RESIDENCE

ELLIS MERCURY’S HOME

Ellis, a blond hair, blue eyed fair skinned six foot two inch figure…

…lean, and well dressed, sits in the dark of his high rise apartment

Suddenly an in shape, thirty something black man, also well dressed, enters from the apartment elevator

‘Everything alright boss?”

Ellis takes a drink of his brandy, ‘We have exactly three years to prepare for our next endeavor…’

The man, JAM by name, approaches, ‘Three years?’

‘Yes… That’s when Grace turns 18.’

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BRANPORT COLLEGE FOR THE GIFTED

Fifteen year old GRACE, carrying more books than she can handle, makes her way up the stairs to her school…

…she drops a book

‘Here, let me grab that,’ a handsome boy student picks it up for her

Grace, a black haired girl, with large blue eyes, throws her guard up

‘Just put it on top,’ and the boy does

‘I could help you with those yah know…’ he says, but she’s already hurriedly moved up the stairs and beyond

PICTURE CREDIT – Anime Girl

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The Barbarian Proud – To Find A Warrior

Posted in Blog Series, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Story, Writing on July 6, 2020 by darkjade68

Episode II

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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The Barbarian Proud

by DORAGON

EPISODE ONE

Episode II – To Find A Warrior

Proud and Seya made their way east through a white gray rocky terrain, Proud on a large brown mare named Heiress, and Seya on her grey stallion, Spirit.

‘So are you going to tell me about this dream?’ she asked him.

Proud was quiet for a moment more, then ‘We have to find a great warrior in a dark cavern east of here…’

‘The dream Proud?’ she repeated.

He looked over at her, ‘He was in it.’

She shakes her head, trying not to laugh, ‘This is so unlike you, you have no idea how strange this is,’ she replied.

‘I know.’

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That night they set camp amongst the rocks.

Seya being a ranger, did all the cooking whilst traveling…

…while this night, Proud sat and looked at the sky.

Seya noted his odd behavior…

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Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong (Chapter XIV) He’s Good

Posted in Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fantasy Novel, Story, Writing on May 19, 2020 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

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This D & D Campaign Began Over 2 Years Ago, And Continues… This Is The Tale Of How It All Began, Written/Retold by my Player!

Find All Earlier Chapters HERE!

At Beaden’s disgruntled request they made their way to the tavern of Willant, Beaden pushing his way past them to lead like a dehydrated horse.

Vilven stared at his back as he rushed through. She went along with the group decision, though she wasn’t sure she was all that excited about it. Vilven had never seen a tavern before the one in Warden, and after that experience she felt taverns were nice enough, but she found herself more fascinated by the people of Willant. It was as Grid had told her, these elves seemed to hold no initial resentment toward them. Instead, they looked pleasantly toward them with gentle, peaceful eyes. Though, Vilven noticed, they did look at her

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The Paladin & The Rogue – Episode III

Posted in Blog Series, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Story, Writing on May 16, 2020 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

THE PALADIN & THE ROGUE

by DORAGON

Episode I

Episode II

EPISODE III

The Rogue Girl appointed herself as ‘on watch’, being the Paladin Sir Stalos had laid down and gone straight to sleep.

“He hasn’t even asked me my name yet, what kind of Knight is this…” She spoke, as she sat and leaned back against the main tree that kept them from the rain.

An hour or so later, her gut told her she was being watched…

…when suddenly a crossbow bolt struck the tree right by her head!

Her eyes went wide, “Sir Stalos! We have company!”

With this the Paladin systematically rose from his slumber, clutching his long sword with both hands, and eyes glowing white glancing at the bold in the tree, “Hobgoblins…”

At his feet is his breast plate, but he’s still wearing his chainmail.

He looks over at the girl whose climbing the…

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FROST RHEALM Podcast (Episode 8) ‘Enter The Villains’

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Frost Rhealm, Podcast, Story, Writing with tags on May 13, 2020 by darkjade68

My Latest Podcast Episode!

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

Episode VIII of my ‘Frost Rhealm’ inspired Podcast, ‘Enter The Villains’

‘Frost Rhealm’ Episode VIII ‘Enter The Villains’

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The Paladin & The Rogue – Episode II

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags on May 11, 2020 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

THE PALADIN & THE ROGUE

by DORAGON

Episode I

EPISODE II

THE TILEXIAL FOREST

Sir Stalos continues his trek northward, the rain continuing to pour down upon him, getting worse the further north he rides.

The cloaked girl running just enough to keep up with his horse…

…he brings it to a halt, and faces her.

“Why are you following me…” he spoke slightly bugged.

“Aren’t you a Paladin? Shouldn’t you offer to put me on your horse with you,” she spoke flashing those dark eyes, hoping to convince him.

“I am not with the Order of the Red Phoenix,” he replied, and began to turn northward once more.

“I know… Your tabard is blank… But you’re still a Paladin, right?” she replied.

He faces her once more, “What is it you want, how do you know I’m heading anywhere you’d want to be?”

“North is good enough,” she spoke…

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‘Mady’s Storm’ (Novella) Chapters 13 & 14

Posted in Fiction, I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Story, The Written Word, Writer, Writing on February 21, 2020 by darkjade68

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My Novella ‘Mady’s Storm’ Continued

Mady’s Storm

A Novella

by James Mahoney (DarkJade)

Chapters 1 & 2

Chapters 3 & 4

Chapters 5 & 6

Chapters 7 & 8

Chapters 9 & 10

Chapters 11 & 12

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Family

 

The nightmares still seem to haunt me sometimes…

I can still see the whole scene; I even remember the feeling of the water around me, and remember vividly the sound of the gunshots meant to kill me…

Even after this long….

Some stones left unturned?

I hope not.

I sit up, holding the blanket close to my chest.

I can see the streaks of snow falling, and my window is covered in frost.

The Christmas lights have really begun to sprout up all over the city…

Funny how much warmer people seemed to get towards one another the closer it gets to Christmas…

I think I’m going to like celebrating holidays…

At least maybe one day a year will remind me, and return me to those nights in front of the fireplace with my father.

A Fireplace…

I don’t want to be alone in my apartment on Christmas, I find.

No one should be alone on Christmas.

*

It was that night that I decided to get out of the apartment, and find myself a home.

I looked for a home outside of New York City.

After about a week, I had, at last, found the house I decided to be mine…

It was three stories high, and had a huge fireplace.

I moved in right away.

The kitchen was beautiful too…

I had visions of learning to cook big, delicious meals…

But instead, I had hired a cook…

Then a maid, and a driver…

I even sent a note to Rabia and his family in Africa,

Inviting them to come and stay with me for the holidays.

To my pleasant surprise, they were thrilled to come…

And before I knew it, I had a house full of people…

A huge Christmas tree, decorated brilliantly in the living room…

Perhaps I am building my own family right here in America…

And it feels…

Wonderful.

 

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Contribution

 

Before I knew it, “The Sam and Scarlett Charity Ball” had arrived… The one for the Children’s Hospital…

I show up at the ball in a white and black ball gown, black high heels, diamond earrings, and a simple, pearl necklace.

My long, dark hair is up, in a tight bun.

And a deep red lipstick stains my lips.

I feel… Elegant.

The wolves are definitely out tonight… But I don’t let it bother me…

Instead I sip my bright red punch, listening to many, many wealthy, business people talk about money.

Apparently it makes the world go round…

But I also meet many of the children’s parents, as the Children’s Hospital Director said I would.

They are so very appreciative, and I, fairly speechless, become so humbled by their warmth…

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The benefit is a huge success so far…

Some 350 of New York’s wealthy and famous show up, and many of them give healthy contributions.

I am thrilled, and feel… proud.

I think my father would be proud if he could see me… Who knows, maybe he can.

But for every contributor, there is also those that do not contribute when they find out the event is in honor of a woman.

This era has much to learn about simply being human.

But I know better.

The dark haired, blue eyed minx from Virginia has done good…

But some won’t leave it at that.

Some can’t leave it at that.

“Hello, again, Ms. Monroe.”

It is the New York reporter that had followed me to Virginia, and wrote that terrible article in the paper about me…

Randy McCormick.

“Hello Mr. McCormick,” I say politely.

He shakes my hand with a manic smile.

“I thought you already got your story,”

“Oh… There are always new stories to be had, when there are interesting people around, like yourself,” he replies, baring his teeth.

“I see… Well, another time perhaps,” I speak as I walk away.

Surely I’m not going to let one little news weasel mess with this night.

Not on your life…

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THE CHRONICLES OF MADY;

BOOK 1 – ‘I Died Once’ Novella Available @ Amazon HERE

BOOK 2 – ‘Mady’s Storm’ Novella Available @ Amazon HERE