We Mustn’t Forget who we are…
We Mustn’t Forget where we’ve been
These Dark Strains upon our Mind…
We Mustn’t Forget where we’re going…
The Truths we’ve seen
The Knowledge hard earned…
Life isn’t easy
Nor was it meant to be…
We like our Challenges
Each of us has a Song
Each of us needs to scream…
What holds us
What Leaves Us
We are not alone
We are not Perfection…
It is not known
Circles of Light
Blue Blue Plight…
The Nightfall is upon us
The Daylight will become us
We are not known
PICTURE CREDIT – Nightfall
Warriors Of Light – The Great Eagle Ziox
“Hark As Tales Do Tell Of The Great Eagles, And Their Elven Riders… But These Tales Be Real”
Kor’s 100 White Orcs did as ordered (Kor’s Last Appearence Was In Episode IX), and split into 5 parties of 20… They dispersed to the outer areas of the Lake of Gorne which sadly included a single Town known as Braewood…
One of the Parties of 20 would lay siege on this Village by nightfall…
Blood would surely fall.
Meanwhile in the forests of Widdleben, Borgodan, the Paladin of Blue Hawk, and his traveling companion, a Great Wolf Rider Warrior known as Nathe (Last Seen In Episode X), would soon be in the Town of Widdleben, where they would rest for the night, and replenish their supplies for the next days journey into the Mountain Region of The North Lands.
…but for some, that would not be soon enough.
Suddenly from the sky a Giant White Eagle did appear…
…and upon his back, a white and sliver clad Elf, bearing a long silver spear which he held above his head… And a white feathered silver helmet.
“By the Gods!” gasped Borgodan, and he pulled back the reigns of his black Warhorse…
Nathe too was taken off guard, but without exclamation.
The Great Eagle landed before them…
Nathe stepped forward, “Greetings Elf… What business have you with us,” he spoke.
Borgodan, not at all impressed with Nathe’s charms, and/or lack of, stepped forward as well…
“Greetings Great Eagle… How may we be of service?” spoke Borgodan.
Nathe was completely baffled by the fact that Borgodan was talking not to the Elf, but to the Giant Eagle itself.
Suddenly the Great Eagle did in fact speak…
SCREEECH SCRAWWW SCCROOOM SCRA
…in his own tongue that is.
The Elf, LEVAND by name, translated the Great Eagle’s response.
“The Great Eagle Ziox would ask that you board its’ back with me, and head north to the Town of Braewood…” spoke Levand.
Nathe looked at Borgodan, then at the Elf, “Not a chance–” he started to say…
“–Of course,” replied Borgodan, who looked into his horse Order’s eyes, and whispered to him… Order then ran towards the Town of Widdleben.
Borgodan began to step towards the Great Eagle, when Nathe grabbed him by the shoulder, “Are you mad?? Getting on top of a Giant Eagle!”
Borgodan shook him off, “You needs not come Nathe…” and mounted Ziox with his gear on his back.
The Great Eagle spoke at Nathe, but before the Elf Levand could translate…
“I know, I know,” Nathe spoke, as he too scruffed his Great Silver Dire Wolf’s head, and sent it off northward as well, “you need me as well… I get it.”
The Great Eagle then soared into the air, carrying the three travelers northward.
PICTURE CREDIT – Great Eagle
Warriors of Light – The North Lands
“Like Dog Men, They Came At Them With Ferocity… Not Dog Men… Gnolls.”
Dane (Whose Journey Was Last Updated In Episode IX) traveled for nearly a week northward, without incident…
And as he entered the West most point of The North Land’s Mountain Region, the temperatures dropped easily 40 degrees…
Yes, it would be a very cold journey from here out…
But he must not fail his Village of Rona he thought to himself…
He merely pulled the hood of his maroon cloak over his head, grit his teeth, and pushed on…
By near night fall he had come upon a precarious valley… High were its’ peaks, full of sharp rocks both left and right as far as the eye could see…
He knew it was either go through it now, and arrive on the other side in the dark… Or camp here at its’ mouth, which was not a good idea at all.
And so he pushed on.
About half way through his chestnut horse Brehan nayed, and went back on two hooves, when suddenly an arrow whizzed by Dane’s head, sticking in the rocks to his left.
He grabbed the arrow from the rocks, and studied it for a moment, but was unable to discern from what manner of human, or humanoid it had come…
Suddenly a second arrow whizzed by, and that’s when he kicked the side of his horse, and it took off forward…
And as it did an arrow struck Dane’s back causing him to lose his grip on the reigns, and he fell off his horse…
…striking his head, it began to bleed.
Knowing that his short sword would be useless verses attacks from above, he instead pulled his shield off his back, and drew a Wand from his belt…
Two more arrows came, one hit the rocks, the other he whacked away with his shield.
He then waited…
Until finally a Gnoll raised his head in order to see if the Warrior was still alive…
…of course… He was.
Dane held up his wand which glowed a blue green, and three blue green glowing arrows appeared…
“Kill him,” he spoke, and the arrows took flight… all three striking the chest of the Gnoll…
It fell over dead, and dropped from the rocks, 55 Feet below.
All went quiet…
Dane could not do anything about the wound in his back, other then pull out the arrow, which he did, without breaking the tip off, which was good… Still, he was bleeding badly…
…both from his back, and the back of his head…
He began to feel dizzy as he tried to stay focused in case they should attack again.
Suddenly he jumped on his horse, and kicked it, “YAH!”
The Gnolls rose up, but their arrows would fall behind Dane’s horse, striking the rocks around him.
After about an hour Dane made it to the end of the valley, but felt very sick from the loss of blood.
He decided he could not wait, and dismounted in order to at least bandage his head, and try to figure out away to wrap some cloth around his back and chest in order to stop the bleeding.
As Dane wrapped his wounds, he decided to rest for an hour or so, and fell asleep.
Two hours later, in the pitch dark, two glowing blue lights seem to be approaching him… Were they Faries?
Suddenly his horse started to nay as they became close to it, and it fell to the ground in pain…
Dane, wounded, knew he wasn’t strong enough to fight whatever they were, so sadly had to leave his horse behind…
He ran for a half an hour, then fell to the ground, and passed out.
PICTURE CREDIT – Gnoll
Let me start again…
I miss you
Close my eyes…
Shed my skin…
Will not Remiss you
For love I cry…
For love I try
The truth it’s hard…
To be alive
To stay in stride…
Without our Dreams by our side
When what you love is so clear
What is yours…
What is dear
I am Home
Warriors of Light – More Frost Giants
“Behold These Early Signs Of War… And All Its’ Discomforts”
Tora and Hannah continued their journey north through the South West Hills of The North Land’s Hill Region (Their journey was last posted in Episode VII)…
They passed many herds of local animals, but traveled without issue for several days…
They then came upon some Tribesmen from the Village of Shar, several days west of them.
Shar lays in the middle of a small forest on peaks dropping down to the Xoat Ocean.
There were 12 Tribesmen in all, carrying spears and wooden shields… They appeared to be being lead by a Cleric, or Druid, who was in front.
They approached on feet.
Tora dismounted from the back of Hannah’s horse, and approached the Tribesmen Leader one hand raised.
“Greetings… I am Tora… Keeper, and Paladin of the Fire Tree Order…” she then gestured towards Hannah, “This is my travelling companion, Hannah… A Curate Cleric, and Healer…”
“Greetings Paladin and Cleric… You’d best go back from whence you came… There is trouble to the North… And some of it is nearly upon us,” replied the Druid Leader.
Hannah then dismounted, and joined the conversation, “What kind of trouble… Do you speak of the White Orc Legions… Do you speak of Kor?”
“We have not time to concern ourselves of Kor… His allies are on their way, and they are not White Orcs,” replied the Druid.
Tora looked at Hannah, then back to the Druid.
Tora stepped closer to the Druid, “As a Paladin of Fire Tree, it is my sworn duty to protect those in need… How may I service you?”
“Go,” spoke the Druid, as he gestured for his Party to continue north, and they started to run off.
Hannah stepped beside Tora, and followed her eyes which peered upon the departing Party.
“We best abide their wishes…” spoke Hannah, who then placed a hand upon Tora’s shoulder.
“That Party of Tribesmen will surely perish if we do not aid them…” spoke Tora angstedly.
“We must respect the Druid’s wishes… They are heading in the direction that we are anyway… We shall stay back, but keep watch none the less,” stated Hannah, who remounted her horse.
Tora looked up at Hannah who had spoke wisely, “Agreed,” then remounted the back of Hanna’s horse.
Day turned to night, and the Tribesmen stopped and made camp, as they feasted and spoke of troubles ahead.
Hannah had also made a campfire, and was eating, and looking into the fire, when she took note of Tora, who was pacing back and forth.
“Come Tora… Eat something… Get some warmth… The cool winds of the North are upon us… These are not typical temperatures for the Hill Region,” Hannah spoke as she pulled her cloak over her shoulders.
“I want to ride ahead… Make sure the Tribesmen aren’t ambushed in the night,” Tora spoke.
“My horse,” replied Hannah.
“Hannah… I’m sure you can feel it as I do,” insisted Tora.
“Nope… Just a bit cold here… No premonitions,” Hannah replied.
Suddenly out of the dark the Druid Party Leader appeared, causing Hannah to jump…
“By the gods you scared me Druid,” spoke Hannah.
“You wish to help?” spoke the Druid to Tora.
“Yes… We do!” quickly replied Tora.
Minutes later the Tribesmen, Tora and Hannah sat atop a large hill and looked to the bottom of the hill where a Frost Giant was sleeping, surrounded by four Winter Wolves.
“This creature should not be here…” spoke the Druid.
PICTURE CREDIT – Frost Giant
Vegan Breakfast – Tofu Scramble
Vegan Breakfast – Tofu Scramble
Tofu (Half A Container)
Vegan Bacon (Three Pieces)
Yellow Curry (Sprinkle Over)
Pepper (Sprinkle Over)
21 Spice (Sprinkle Over/Optional)
Shredded Vegan Cheese (A Couple Pinches, Cover Dish)
Bell Pepper (1/8)
Olive Oil (Coat Pan)
Slice Of Bread (Your Choice Of What Kind)
Vegan Cream Cheese (Enough To Cover Toast)
Salsa (1/8 Cup)
Coat Skillet With Olive Oil. Cut Package Of Tofu In Half, Then Cut Them Into Small Pieces. Crumble The Small Pieces Into The Skillet, Making Them Look Like Scrambled Eggs. Cut 1/2 Potato In To 1/2 Inch Pieces. Add Them To Pan, And Drizzle Olive Oil Over Them. Break Vegan Bacon Into Small Pieces, And Put In Pan. Cut Zucchini, And Bell Pepper. Add Them In Pan. Add All Spices, And Cheese. Cook On Low To Medium Heat. Toast Piece Of Bread. Add Vegan Cream Cheese To Bread…
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Last Minute Vegan Lunch
Last Minute Vegan Lunch -Beans, Corn & Spices
Pinto Beans (1 Can)
Frozen Corn (Half Cup)
Fresh Tomato (1)
Garlic Powder (1 Teaspoon)
Olive Oil (1 Tablespoon)
Yellow Curry (1 Teaspoon)
21 Seasoning (1 Teaspoon/Optional)
Rinse Off Pinto Beans, Put In Pan. Cut Up Tomato (Maybe 8 Pieces). Pour All Ingredients Into Saucepan, and Heat On Medium.
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