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Chess With Agatha (Chapter Four) – Hunting Unicorns

Posted in Chess With Agatha, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Novel with tags , , , on January 13, 2012 by darkjade68

Chess With Agatha…

And The Dark Fortress of Doom

A Novel by DarkJade

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR – Hunting for Unicorns

THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF ILA’S MORN

Jodan, Morr and The Blue Wizard Hemmingbyrd are riding around the Hemmum Forest of Ila’s Morn…

Jodan looking most robust in his finest Hunting Gear… Where as Morr, is in his typical all black attire, his skin fairer than ever… Looking terribly bored.

“Come now Jodan, how can you possibly expect us to find Unicorns… Even if they do exist, they are renowned for being… Discrete” complains Morr.

Meanwhile Hemmingbyrd sits off alone on his Galant White Horse, whose name is constantly changing, biting his nails in dismay.

Hemmingbyrd spits out a nail and “I tell you… This is not the way…” he exclaims on deaf ears.

“We shall find these Unicorns… And we shall bring forth Arodos… And the power of his horn shall be ours… It is our only hope of defeating The Black Army of Norawyn…” explains Jodan as he continues to ride.

THE DARK FORTRESS OF DOOM

Meanwhile back at the Dark Fortress, Iliad, the Fool, makes his way mock-jovially, down the corridor nearest Hemmingbyrd’s Chambers…

As he approaches Hemmingbyrd’s door, he pulls out what looks to be a Skeleton Key, and makes for the lock…

But before he can insert the key, the door slowly begins to open, until it is wide…

Iliad seems a bit concerned by this “Tis nothing… Maybe a wind” but stays on course, and enters the Good Wizard’s Chambers.

“WHAM!!” the door slams shut behind him, and he is alone, in the dark.

Quickly he rushes to the window, and draws back the great grey drapes which cover it…. And the Sunlight does burst in.

“There we go… Now to have a look around” Iliad starts to quickly go through many of Hemmingbyrd’s Drawers, many of which hold a multitude of additional Blue Wizard Robes… “One can never be too prepared” Hemmingbyrd often said.

“Stop thinking about him… Stop thinking about him” Iliad exclaimed out loud to himself, and hit his own head with his flailing hands…

Which may have explained why he hadn’t noticed the slowly growing Blue Storm Sphere that had appeared in the middle of the room…

In fact, it wasn’t until this Storm Sphere’s first Thunder Clapped, that he finally did notice.

“CRACK!!” it sounded, and Iliad stood straight up in fright… Not turning to look behind him… Until he finally did.

And by the time he looked the Blue Sphere had grown to about a foot in diameter… The Thunder Cracking on occasion within it…

“CRACCKKK CRACCKOOOM!!” with this Iliad jumped under Hemmingbyrd’s Dark Wood Desk…

AGATHA’S WORLD

Agatha sat alone in her dark apartment, in the middle of the room, as she often did.

Pondering the happenings of the day, and the last couple months.

“What is this Other Life that Agamemnon keeps speaking of… And… Why do we keep playing Chess… And… How is it we are able to speak Telepathically…” she ponders profusely to herself.

“Hmmph” she grunts as she digs through her M & M’s, looking for the Orange One’s… Her favorite.

When suddenly a cool breeze seems to begin to fill the room.

“Wow… Feels like someone turned the A/C on in here… If I had A/C that is…” she pondered this for a moment, and than continued on with her inner rant.

“Not that I should complain… It’s not like I have Friends to spare…” she tosses all the other colored M & M’s into the nearby waste basket, and continues to eat the orange one’s.

“No… Agamemnon is basically all I’ve got…” with this she appears to look sad… Not that you can really see her face in the covered darkness.

The room continues to get cold, and she gets up to grab her jacket “What the heck’s with the chilly air” she then heads over near the doorway to check if it’s coming from underneath her door.

And takes note of Elias’s Cherry Wood Cane by the door… And that’s when the dark blue glow came from behind her…

THE ENCHANTED FOREST OF ILA’S MORN

Jodan, Morr and Hemmingbyrd continue to make their way deeper into the Enchanted Forest of Ila’s Morn.

“This is ludicrous Jodan… There are no such things as Unicorns…” Morr complains.

“I’m afraid Morr may be right Old Boy, we’d best head back to the Dark Fortress before Nightfall… Who knows what Devilish Creatures might rise here when the Sun does fall…” Hemmingbyrd throws out as he suddenly brings his horse to a full halt.

Morr takes note, turns, and stops his dark brown horse Myriad.

“What is it old man?!” with this, Jodan now stops as well.

Hemmingbyrd sits perfectly still… And his Eyes grow blue… “I needs relieve myself… carry on, I’ll catch up” he replies calmly.

And so Jodan and Morr head on.

Meanwhile Hemmingbyrd continues to hold perfectly still… Not even casting a breath… In fact the only movement within the wood is that of the Light Beams that make their way through the Ancient Branches of Ila’s Morn… And the occasional buzzing by Fairy, as the forest is full of them.

The stillness grows…

“Where are you… I can feel you… But I can’t–” Hemmingbyrd’s thoughts are cut off with a Site like no other…

About 77 Feet away from him, there stands a White Unicorn drinking from The Enchanted Ila’s Morn Stream near by…

“There you are…” and suddenly the Unicorn looks up at the Watchful Wizard, as if it hears Hemmingbyrd’s thoughts.

When in truth… it does.

“There there, there old boy… You need not fear me”

Hemmingbyrd thinks to him. Or, her?

It’s Unicorn’s eyes seem black at first… But then lighten.

When suddenly Morr is standing beside Hemmingbyrd…

“You were going to keep this to yourself, weren’t you old boy…” Morr speaks with the calmness of death.

Hemmingbyrd is stunned that he didn’t hear Morr approach… But then again, no one ever hears Morr approach.

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Prologue

Chapter One – The Protector

Chapter Two – Another Life

Chapter 2.5 - Hemmingbyrd’s Dream

Chapter Three – Check

Chapter Five – The Coming of Agatha

Chapter 5.5  – A Fool’s Heart

Chapter Six – Table Manners

Chapter Seven – Elias

Chapter Eight – West Bound

Chapter Nine – Red And Blue Forest

Chapter X – Yokade Labyrinth

Chapter XI – Vanishing Sky

Chapter XII – The Curse

Chapter XIII – The Minotaur Orft

Chapter XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna

Chapter XV – The Final Piece

Chapter XVI – Agatha Rising

Chapter XVII – The Dragon Truth

Chapter XVIII – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa

Chapter XIX - The Stand In King

Chapter XX – The Game

Chapter XXI - Infiltrate

Chapter XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast

 

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Captain Fire 197 – Finding Nisho

Posted in Blog Series, Captain Fire 197, Love, Science Fiction, Story with tags , , , , on December 2, 2011 by darkjade68

We had escaped the Turens, and were now heading who knows where…

As I sit alone in my cabin, alone, in the dark… I have found myself in a bit of an “Identity Crisis”…

Who am I? I was just breaking into late Teenship when my Planet Ona was destroyed by the Turens… And now that I have re-faced them, ever so indirectly, I find that in a sort of a way… I’ve come/gone full circle.

As I sit here in the dark, playing with this Flicka Light, which basically blinks a blue light on and off, I find myself Taking Stock, so to speak.

I am a 17 year old green haired girl, who never knew their parents… Someone who was raised by some very nice people, who have basically been blown off the face of the Universe.

I now live, and travel with a crew of one might say “Space Crusaders”, lead by a one eyed man I know absolutely nothing about… Other than he’s had run ins with the Federation, and is now trying to make amends to avoid some sort of prison term I suppose.

Something that he was about to turn himself in for, but at the heavy encouragement and protest of the crew, mainly Jono, and Jenna, is instead working alongside the government in such missions as this last… To deliver Medical Supplies and Equipment to a Rogue Medical Crew, in hopes to save as many from this latest Turen attack on Cliqo 1…

But I digress.

I now find myself falling in love with the Captain Fire’s Head of Security, Jono… And who wouldn’t… Smart, Handsome and Brave.

But there is also something Deeper, and Darker to him… Something I haven’t completely figured out yet…

And then there’s Jenna…

Someone who Jono’s Family took on as their own, and so he Loves Her, and Protects her like he would a Sister.

That’s it, no wonder Jenna has been so keened with me… We’re both Orphans…

Suddenly someone was at my door…

“Just a minute…” I quickly opened it only to see…

 

 

 

Oh great, it’s just Iona, the “Hot” Leader of the Rogue Medical Crew that we just saved from Ciqo 1′s Third Moon…

Come to snatch my not yet boyfriend Jono, what am I nuts, I can’t date him… We’re a Friggen Crusade!! for gods sake…

Uh oh, she’s just siting there staring at me…

“I’m sorry to bother you at this hour…” she spoke softly… Great, now I like her too.

“Oh no worries, come on in…” I let the enemy in the door, what am I thinking.

“Captain Fire told me that you might be interested in some Medical Training while we’re traveling with you, and so I thought I should introduce myself…” she sticks out her hand…

“I am Iona…” I shake it, but I really don’t want to be… Man, I’m starting to sound like a Bi@$#… Enough already.

“He did??”… “I mean, that would be great… I really need more of a purpose on this ship than Assisting the Cook, and “Being Honest” which for some reason Jenna and Captain Fire seem to think of as a useful thing”. Okay, now I’m just being hysterical…

Iona smiles “No, I know exactly what they mean… Being a Leader of a Medical Crew, we often run the risk of Crew Members swiping Medicine, whether to use as some sort of High Agent, or to sell to the Black Market… Medical Supplies are a bit hard to come by at this time…” wow, maybe she’s too boring to interest Jono? Wow, I am a Bi$@$.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Captain Fire 197

Part Two – Captain Fire 197 – Beginnings

Part Three – Captain Fire 197 – Meet The Crew

Part Four – Captain Fire 197 – The Mission

Part Five – Captain Fire 197 – Kylod 7

Part Six – Captain Fire 197 – Growing Pains

Part Seven – Captain Fire 197 – Sahnon Moon

Part Eight – Captain Fire 197 – Eltoy Kill

Part Nine – Captain Fire 197 – Operation Detonation

Part X – Captain Fire 197 – New to the Crew

Part XI – Captain Fire 197 – Busted

Part XII – Captain Fire 197 – Alone on Kalnos 9

Part XIII – Captain Fire 197 – Reflections

Part XIV – Captain Fire 197 – The Turens

Part XV – Captain Fire 197 – Trauma at Cliqo 1

Part XVI – Captain Fire 197 – Words Can’t Say

Part XVII – Captain Fire 197 – Escape

Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , on November 2, 2011 by darkjade68

An unexpected guest, bringing unsettling news arrived in the simple village of Rodomor that morning… And the home of Largoth.

Her name was Sunsya… And she had come from Rendolyn, and the Rendolyn Elves… Elsya’s home, and the Dark Rider’s Allies.

She entered the village in a storm, riding her transformed mate, Englia… Who was in his form of a Great Tiger.

As Sunsya dismounted in front of Largoth’s home, she was quickly greeted by Elsya…

“Elsya you must come!!” she demanded.

“What is it Sunsya?” Elsya questioned.

By this time The Dark Rider, Largoth and Em’s had also come outside.

Sunsya was about to tell Elsya, when she saw the others approach.

“They are to be trusted Sunsya… Please, tell me what’s happened…”

And so she continued “There is an unrest to the North… Several Dark Warriors have been summoned, as well as a Sorcerer, to lay siege on King Wogtay’s Castle…” she explained.

“King Wogtay??” Elsya exclaimed.

“Leader of the Northern Realms…” interjected Dark Rider.

“Aye…” Sunsya replied. “We must quickly to our Representative Party, that heads there now… It seems King Wogtay has summoned some of our Worlds Greatest Heroes to defend his Castle, from this Dark Crusade”. “We’re hoping that we the Rendolyn’s can sway him into a Peaceful Resolution, as this Hero Hunt could end in an all out War…”.

“Let us go…” Elsya spoke, as she then took her Owl Form. And they were off.

Suddenly Largoth went inside, and came back out with Gear in his arms.

“What are yah doin lad” spoke Em’s.

“I’m not just going to sit here well others protect the Northern Realms… What happens if they succeed, then it will be the West… Then the East… And finally, here in the South… No, I shall not tally”. With this he prepared his horse.

Suddenly his two son’s came out with Gear as well, as if to join their Father.

“NO!” Largoth stopped them in their tracks. “I need the two of you here, protecting Rodomor, your Mother, and our Home”.

“Yes Father…” they sadly replied, and brought their gear back into the house.

Largoth then mounted, and road beside The Dark Rider, who seemed lost in thought.

“Come Brother… We must defend our World…” he spoke softly to Dark Rider.

“I am no Hero… Surely you know that…” replied The Dark Rider.

“You are more than you know… Heroes at best can be Cocky, and it would be good to have your Good Sense about to keep them inline…” explained Largoth.

“Aye” replied The Dark Rider “But I do this for you… Not some Fool Hearty King”. And so The Dark Rider grabbed his gear, and went to his Steed Tribune… He patted it on the side of it’s face “Are yah ready for some action ol boy…” and mounted. He then looked over at Em’s who was baffled.

“Are yah comen or not Em’s” spoke Dark Rider. Of course, this wasn’t really a question.

“Uhhh… Yeah… Of course Dark Rider… Right O” with this Em’s grabbed his gear, and mounted as well. And so they were off.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Seven – Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Part Eight – Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nownyhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XI – Dark Rider – Hunted

Part XII – Dark Rider – Certain Death

Part XIII – Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Part XIIII – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XVI – Dark Rider – Winter Come

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , on October 24, 2011 by darkjade68

Suddenly three Orcs appear at the end of the Village.

“Don’t tell me you’re going to have a fight, and weren’t going to invite your friendly neighborhood orcs…” spoke the leader.

“This is none of your concern Orc…” replied the Scarlet Bandit.

“If the price is right… Than it is… Our business”.

“Enough!!” the Drow Assasin suddenly called out, and hurls two daggers at the Orc Leader’s throat “Glarggg!!” striking him dead.

“And so it begins…” speaks Ukorian. The Drow Assasin then comes at Ems and Ukorian, who parry him as best they can, as he is quick.

Meanwhile Iloh attacks the Drow Ranger, and the Dark Rider and Largoth take on the other Drow. The two remaining Orc’s also move at the Drow with Largoth and Dark Rider.

“Come for us… We are ready for you” spat the Drow.

Suddenly the Drow Ranger, realizing that they are out numbered, moves to escape. But before she does, she turns and takes a shot with her bow at Iloh.

“Fuuumm!!” “PHACK!!” striking Iloh in the side.

“Ahh!” she falls to the ground.

The Dark Rider, having slain two of the three other Drow, leaves the last one to the Orc’s and Largoth, as he heads to Iloh’s side… “How bad is it?” he inquires.

Iloh maintains a straight face “I’m fine… Finish them” but is in terrible pain.

“Right… I don’t think so” the Dark Rider moves her towards the Tavern.

Meanwhile, Ems and Ukorian are struggling with the Drow Assassin.

“Aye… This one isn’t that easy, eh” Ems says to Ukorian, who is barely holding his own.

When Elsya suddenly jumps between them and casts some sort of Elven Magic.

“Antoowa Zo” she speaks, as a flash of light blinds the Assassin.

“Ahhh!” the Drow yells as he grabs, and rubs his eyes.

With this Ukorian and Ems move in and finish him.

The Scarlet Bandit seeing that they are defeated, sneaks away…

“Another day, Dark Rider…” and is gone.

The Dark Rider tries to look at Iloh’s wound “Leave me Dark Rider, I’ll be alright” she spoke to him.

Meanwhiles the Orc’s finish the remaining Drow.

Ems, Elsya, Ukorian and Largoth join the Dark Rider at Iloh’s side.

“Stand back” speaks Elsya, and so they do.

As Elsya sees to Iloh’s wound, the giant orc Ornast appears once more and approaches Largoth and Ems.

“Ornast want payment…”

Largoth reaches for his purse, when Ukorian steps forward and stops him.

“We’re not paying you anything… Orc”.

With this Ornast grabs Ukorian by the throat, and lifts him off the ground “You pay Ornast now…”.

“Release him…” speaks Dark Rider, both his blades against Ornast’s back.

“Haa Haa Haa…” he sits Ukorian down. “Ornast like you Dark Rider… You have guts”.

“So I let you live…”.

“Pay them Ukorian!” Iloh yells, and tosses her pouch to him.

“Err” Ukorian grumbles, but pays Ornast, who then leaves.

Elsya approaches Dark Rider, Ems, Largoth and Ukorian. “She’s going to be fine, but she needs rest…” she speaks.

“I’ll stay here with Iloh well she heals…” speaks Ukorian.

“I will stay with you, I do not trust orc’s” Ems interjects.

“As will I” Elsya adds.

“Very well, Largoth and I will return to the Shores of Evalon, and tell the Mayor of Trone that we have failed…” spoke Dark Rider.

“But–” Largoth tries to speak.

“No… I shall not spend all my days following this thief…”. With this Dark Rider and Largoth mount their horses.

“Besides, we needs head to Rodomor… Largoth’s Family will be missing him… It’s time for a visit…”. With this Largoth smiles.

“Meet us in Rodomor after she has healed Ukorian…” with this, Dark Rider and Largoth road off.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Seven – Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Part Eight – Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nownyhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XI – Dark Rider – Hunted

Part XII – Dark Rider – Certain Death

Part XIIII – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XV – Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Part XVI – Dark Rider – Winter Come

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

Dark Rider – Certain Death

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , , on October 20, 2011 by darkjade68

The next day Dark Rider and his party woke up to the strangest thing…

“Ornast come for payment… Ornast want it now” or rather the largest Orc, any of them had ever seen.

“Uhh…” Ems drew forth his axe, and nudged Ukorian, apparently both of them had fallen asleep on guard. Ukorian jumped up and drew his sword.

“What the??!” spoke Ukorian. There Ornast, a giant Orc, sat on a rock in front of them like he’d been waiting for a while for one of the party to awake. By now Iloh, Dark Rider, Largoth and Elsya had woken as well.

Dark Rider stepped forward “How may we be of service Orc…” with this Ornast stretched, and rose. “We capture Drow that follow you… Ornast come for payment”

With this Largoth stepped forward “We were being followed by a Drow?”

Ornast scratched his head “Ornast thought he already say that… You make Ornast’s head hurt, want gold now, or will let her go”. With this Iloh stepped forward and handed the Orc a small bag of silver. “There you go…”.

Ornast looked inside “Thank you woman… We hold Drow for three days, then let her go…”. Ornast started to walk away, and then turned back “Or we eat her…” with this he smiled, bearing his large, sharp yellow teeth. And then he was gone.

“The Drow of Nowynhall are tracking us…” spoke Ukorian. “So it would seem…” replied Dark Rider. “Lets move out…” spoke the Dark Rider, and so they all mounted and headed on.

Soon they reached the Shenn Village of Mond… It seemed quiet enough… Perhaps too quiet… “Ems, Ukorian… Check the perimeter of the Village…” ordered Dark Rider, and so they did. “Iloh, Largoth, watch the streets, Elsya and I will head into the Tavern…” Iloh and Largoth nodded and looked for spots to watch the streets. As Elsya and the Dark Rider headed into the Tavern, the Villagers scuttled along, and looked very nervous. But before Dark Rider and Elsya could enter the Tavern a voice came from behind them.

“You really wont be needing to go in there…” it was him. The Scarlet Bandit.

“So you are the famous Dark Rider I’ve been hearing about… Interesting…” spoke the Bandit. Dark Rider moved into an attacking position and drew his swords, as did Iloh who had now approached.

“And you are the ever illusive Scarlet Bandit…” Iloh spoke antagonistically towards the Scarlet Bandit.

“Well, well, the Ranger Iloh too… Oh I am honored… Who would have thought little ol me would draw so many Noble Opponents”.

Ems, Ukorian and Largoth now approached, as the Village Streets started to clear.

“Lets finish this…” Ukorian spoke, his hood drawn, and sword ready.

“Not so quickly…” suddenly a voice came from behind Dark Rider.

“A Drow Ranger…” Elsya said in a surprised tone.

With this Iloh turned and faced the Drow Ranger.

“But, the Priestess Androna–” spoke Iloh, but she was interrupted by Largoth “Wanted us killed far away from Nowynhall…” spoke Largoth.

Just then another Drow appeared behind Ukorian and Ems.

“An Assassin” Dark Rider spoke when he saw the second Drow approach. Ukorian and Ems turned to face him.

“You see” spoke the Scarlet Bandit “There’s no point in you going in the Tavern… When a most certain death awaits you out here…”.


Three more Drow appeared.

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Seven – Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Part Eight – Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nownyhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XI – Dark Rider – Hunted

Part XIII – Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Part XIIII – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XV – Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Part XVI – Dark Rider – Winter Come

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

Dark Rider – Hunted

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , , , on October 19, 2011 by darkjade68

And so the Dark Rider and his comrades began their three day journey to the Mountains of Shenn. Apparently the Scarlet Bandit was paying a visit there to collect money from the Mountain Folk that feared him. A sort of “Pay or Die” sort of tax that the Scarlet Bandit had imposed on many small towns and villages.

After a day of traveling, they made camp.

“This isn’t going to be easy, is it…” spoke Iloh to the Dark Rider.

“Not hardly” he replied.

Suddenly Ems approached Iloh and Dark Rider “What’s this I hear about you being a Ranger?? I thought you were merely a Warrior”.

Iloh did not reply “I’m going to get some rest” and stepped away.

“Well, excusseeee me for trying to stir up a wee bit of conversation… It’s not like Dark Rider is going to talk to me…” he directed this towards Dark Rider who did not reply, as he sharpened his dagger. “Yah see…” Ems walked off to post guard.

There travels were fairly uneventful, and so they made good time to Shenn. At the time they arrived, and started the mountains incline, the weather was cool, but there was no rain or snow.

Deep into the mountains they wined, and soon night had fallen upon them.

“Up there…” Largoth suddenly pointed towards some smoke that could be seen rising from the distant trees. “Looks like some kind of camp… I’ll check it out” spoke Iloh. “I’ll come with you…” Elsya interjected. Iloh nodded at her, and the two of them were off. Meanwhile Ukorian, Ems and Largoth prepared camp, but waited to light their fire until they knew who it was up ahead. When Iloh and Elsya finally reached the camp, it appeared to be Orcs.

“Orcs…” Iloh spoke quitely to Elsya who nodded. “We camp without a fire tonight, and double our guard…” Iloh finished. The two of them then quietly made their way back to camp, wiping away their tracks as they went. One being an Elf, and one being a Ranger, this was not difficult.

Meanwhile in the shadows, they were not alone.

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Seven – Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Part Eight – Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nownyhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XII – Dark Rider – Certain Death

Part XIII – Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Part XIIII – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XV – Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Part XVI – Dark Rider – Winter Come

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

 

Captain Fire 197 – New to the Crew

Posted in Blog Series, Captain Fire 197, Fiction, Science Fiction, Story with tags , , , , on October 10, 2011 by darkjade68

Once we returned to the ship, the 197 nuked the Moon Base on the Sahnon Moon. It wasn’t something that was within Federal Regulations to do, but neither was anything Captain Fire and his Crusaders did, as I was finding out. It’s for the best… Hate to think of some other unsuspecting ship landing there.

As we closed in on the Noragon System, and Tamaron’s home, Jono asked Captain Fire for a meeting, and he obliged. “It’s Tamaron Sir… I think we should ask his father to let him join our team…” Jono spoke. “He seems kind of young… But you’re sure about this?” Captain fire responded. “I am Sir…”. “He’s a talent… And frankly, he saved Wardon’s life” Jono replied. “Right, I’ll contact his father before we arrive to the planet” spoke Captain Fire. As the team felt I was closest to Tamaron, they asked me to talk to him.

I found him fussing with his hair. Okay, am I the only one that finds this Storen Shape Shifter stuff strange. “Hello Tamaron…”. He transformed back.

“Hello Nisho…”. “I guess I’ll be home soon” he replied. “Well… That’s why I’m here…” I told him. He looked at me, eyes wide open… This was going to be an easy sell.

Later we had a Team Meeting, all were there, and Jono… Well… He looked fine.

I’m hopeless.

“Greetings team, we have received our payment in full for retrieving Tamaron, and so we will be eating well tonight, in celebration” Jono proclaimed. All seemed pleased to hear this. “There is one other thing, and that is Captain Fire has requested that Tamaron be allowed to join our Team, and Tamaron’s father has agreed. So put your hands together and welcome our new Team Mate, Tamaron”. With this Tamaron entered the room, and all clapped and cheered. Wardon, bandaged a bit, approached Tamaraon “I…” he teared up and couldn’t speak. “Don’t worry about it–” Tamaron started to say, and Wardon simply gave him a rib crushing hug.

“This place is starting to make me sick…” Mino said, and left the meeting room. “Lets eat!” Jono proclaimed, and then looked at me “Hi Nisho…”. Holy @#$%, he spoke to me. It was a good moment.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Captain Fire 197

Part Two – Captain Fire 197 – Beginnings

Part Three – Captain Fire 197 – Meet The Crew

Part Four – Captain Fire 197 – The Mission

Part Five – Captain Fire 197 – Kylod 7

Part Six – Captain Fire 197 – Growing Pains

Part Seven – Captain Fire 197 – Sahnon Moon

Part Eight – Captain Fire 197 – Eltoy Kill

Part Nine – Captain Fire 197 – Operation Detonation

Part XI – Captain Fire 197 – Busted

Part XII – Captain Fire 197 – Alone on Kalnos 9

Part XIII – Captain Fire 197 – Reflections

Part XIV – Captain Fire 197 – The Turens

Part XV – Captain Fire 197 – Trauma at Cliqo 1

Part XVI – Captain Fire 197 – Words Can’t Say

Part XVII – Captain Fire 197 – Escape

Part XVIII - Captain Fire 197 – Finding Nisho

Captain Fire 197 – Operation Detonation

Posted in Blog Series, Captain Fire 197, Fiction, Science Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , , on October 6, 2011 by darkjade68

As Quickly as Mino had opened the Science Lab Door, she in turn closed it. “Lets get out of here”. With this we all ran back to Central Chamber of the Moon Base where Tyo was checking out the Computer System, and Jono was inspecting the Specs of the place. Me Jenna and Mino came running into the room. “Lets get out of here Jono, there is an unfriendly specimen locked in the Science Lab, and I suspect that door won’t hold it long!” Mino spoke. Before Jono could respond a message came on the Communicator from Captain Fire himself. “The Meteor Storm has passed, all crew report back to the 197 immediately”. Jono looked at Mino, me and finally Jenna who was slightly nodding in agreement. “Roger that, we are on the way out of the Moon Station… Jono out”. “Lets get back to the 197 and Blow This Place Up…” With this all ran to the Shuttle Bay when Jenna suddenly came to an abrupt halt, “Wardon!!”.

Deep in the underbelly of the Moon Base, was Jenna’s little brother, Wardon. He was crawling around inspecting the Mechanics when he heard a strange sound… “Blrupfsh”.

With this he jumped up, a small flashlight in his mouth, and his eyes wide open.

“Hello??” What he saw next caused the light to fall out of his mouth “Oh jeeze”.

“WARDON!!!” Jenna yelled in the Communicator as Jono and her toar down the hallway of the Moon Base. Meanwhile Mino and Tyo got the Shuttle ready for take off, as I sat there useless as ever. Mino then looked over at me “Don’t worry Nisho, Jono will find him…”. But I suspect she was more worried than I, as Tyo put his hand on her shoulder, and she jumped. That’s when I noticed a storage door in the back of the Shuttle’s Bridge was sitting open, like something had stowed away with us on the way down to the surface.

Meanwhile Jenna and Jono went down several stairwells which lead them to some underground tunnels, where there was minimal light. “You stay here…” Jono said to Jenna as she stood there trembling. “I can’t think… My emotions are clouding me, I can’t pick up on Wardon!”. Jono continued to creep forward, Gun Drawn. “Just… Wait here…” He disappeared into the dark…

“RARGGHHHHH!!” a sudden terrible sound came from the darkness, and Jenna ran forward “Jono!! Wardon!!”

What she found, shocked her.

A young read headed girl, and when I say red headed, I mean Red Headed was standing over the body of the dead Alien from the Science Lab. Meanwhile, Wardon was wounded, and passed out on the ground. “That thing was going to kill him… So I stopped it…” the young girl spoke to Jenna who stared in amazement. Meanwhile Jono tended to Wardon “He’s alright, unconscious, cut and bruised, but fine… Lets get him to the ship”.

Then suddenly the girl transformed.

It was Tamaron.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Captain Fire 197

Part Two – Captain Fire 197 – Beginnings

Part Three – Captain Fire 197 – Meet The Crew

Part Four – Captain Fire 197 – The Mission

Part Five – Captain Fire 197 – Kylod 7

Part Six – Captain Fire 197 – Growing Pains

Part Seven – Captain Fire 197 – Sahnon Moon

Part Eight – Captain Fire 197 – Eltoy Kill

Part X – Captain Fire 197 -  New to the Crew

Part XI – Captain Fire 197 – Busted

Part XII – Captain Fire 197 – Alone on Kalnos 9

Part XIII – Captain Fire 197 – Reflections

Part XIV – Captain Fire 197 – The Turens

Part XV – Captain Fire 197 – Trauma at Cliqo 1

Part XVI – Captain Fire 197 – Words Can’t Say

Part XVII – Captain Fire 197 – Escape

Part XVIII - Captain Fire 197 – Finding Nisho

Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , , on October 3, 2011 by darkjade68

After searching the Wetlands of Cotrice, and the Valleys of Dondu, one thing was beginning to become quite clear to the Dark Rider and his Companions… They weren’t going to find the Scarlet Bandit this easily. Largoth had explained to Dark Rider that the Scarlet Bandit was no ordinary Thief… No, he held Alliances with such people as the Griffon Riders of Elue, the Orcs of Darkshrone, and the Nocturnal Race of Dark Elves, known as the Drow.

Of all of them, The Drow were the most Intelligent, and threatening. They were also the most likely candidate for finding out information about the Scarlet Bandits current whereabouts. And so they headed North West to the Great Kingdom of Nowynhall. Knowing full well, that the Scarlet Bandits Allies were all around them. Watching them, and surely sending word to the Scarlet Bandit, and/or his Outer Eyes as he referred to them.

“I still don’t like the idea of going to the Drow Kingdom of Nowynhall, I mean, what’s to say they wont just hack us up into itty little bits, and eat us… Aren’t Nocturnal Beasties renowned for being Carnivorous?” Ems groaned. “They’re not carnivorous you oaf…” replied Largoth. “Watch

who you be callen oaf, lanky boy…”

Ems replied. “Quit your bickering Iloh interjected…”. “You’ll know soon enough Ems, as the Night Falls around us, and we are nearing the outskirts of Nowynhall… Ha” Ukorian prodded at Ems. “Ehhh…” Ems replied.

“Quiet… What’s that up ahead…” spoke Dark Rider. Suddenly from the dark, a Drow appeared.

“Well, well, well… What have we here” she spoke. Ems quickly readied his axe, and Ukorian his sword. Largoth gestured at them to lower their weapons. “To what do we the Drow of Nowynhall owe the pleasure of this visit…”. The Dark Rider responded. “We come from The Shores of Evalon, and Village of Trone, we seek refuge in the Kingdom of Nowynhall”. “Hahaha” the Drow laughs. “You must be joking…”

“One thing you’ll find out very quickly about Dark Rider is, he seldom jokes…” Elsya takes note of Iloh speaking in behalf of the Dark Rider. “True enough–” Largoth begins to speak, but is interrupted by the Drow “I will not speak to the likes of you Thalon Mercenary…” she spoke at Largoth, she then looks at Elsya “Nor you Rendolyn Shape Shifter…”. “Ha, that’s pretty funny… You don’t like Elves either, and you are one” mutters Elms. With this she quickly shifts her glowing green eyes at Ems. “Nor you Dwarf”. “Mfff” he murmurs. She then casts her stare at Iloh, Iloh bows slightly. “A Tanarian Ranger… Now she I will speak to” all of the party seem surprised to hear Iloh referred to as a Ranger, as opposed to a Warrior. Iloh then steps forward “We request admittance into your Great Kingdom, to come to Court with one of your Rulers there. Would this be at all possible, respectfully”. The Drow thinks for a moment, “Yes, I do believe it would be… For you…” she points at Iloh, who bows again, “…and you” and points to Dark Rider. “The rest of you must stay here, I shall see that you are not attacked…” she smiles and walks away “Maybe…”.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Seven – Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nowynhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XI – Dark Rider – Hunted

Part XII – Dark Rider – Certain Death

Part XIII – Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Part XIIII – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XV – Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Part XVI – Dark Rider – Winter Come

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

 

Dark Rider – Scarlet Bandit

Posted in Blog Series, Dark Rider, Fantasy, Fiction, Love, Story, Writing with tags , , on October 1, 2011 by darkjade68

The next morning the Dark Rider and Largoth were approached by Iloh, her disgruntled Warrior friend and a Dwarven Warrior. “Dark Rider…” she spoke, as the Dark Rider and Largoth prepared their horses. “We  have a proposition for you…”. Largoth replied “What is it?” the Dark Rider continued to ready their horses. “We’ve been hired by the Mayor of Trone to capture a man known as The Scarlet Bandit… Perhaps you’ve heard of him…”. Largoth looks at Dark Rider, then back at Iloh. “The Scarlet Bandit has many Allies… And he is not an easy man to locate”. “No… He is not… Which is why we’d like you and the Dark Rider to join us, we are but three, and I fear it will not be enough”. “So that would make five of us, I still don’t–” Largoth was suddenly interrupted by an approaching Elven Girl. “Six… I will accompany you as well…” Dark Rider turned and was stunned by the Elven Girl’s beauty. “You? You were the one in the Fallen Wood… The one that warned us of the Man Golem…” “I am Elsya, of the Rendolyn Elves. I’ve been sent to aid you, should you require… Aid”. “Great… Another Elf…” spoke the

Dwarven Warrior. “My day couldn’t get much worse… Lets be on our way before the “Faerie’s” decide to join us…” With this he mounted his steed.

Largoth shrugged, and mounted his horse. Iloh did not appear pleased, but mounted her horse “Yah!!” she road off.

Within the day the six travelers reached Ordaon Valley, and were making good time.

Iloh and her Human Warrior friend, Ukorian as he was called, road in front. Largoth and Dark Rider in the middle, the Dwarven Warrior Ems brought up the rear. Elsya road off to the right of the party, seemingly on her own.

“I did not ask about the reward for this task, but then again, it must be unimaginable…” spoke Largoth. The Dark Rider looked over at Elsya, who met his gaze. “Tell me about this… Scarlet Bandit” he spoke to Largoth.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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Part One – Dark Rider

Part Two – Dark Rider – Return To Bas’adia

Part Three – Dark Rider – Dragon’s Claw Tavern

Part Four – Dark Rider – Corwick’s Wish

Part Five – Dark Rider – Ambush At Fallen Wood

Part Six – Dark Rider – Shores of Evalon

Part Eight – Dark Rider – Enter the Drow (Dark Elves)

Part Nine – Dark Rider – Nowynhall

Part X – Dark Rider – Breached Alliance

Part XI – Dark Rider – Hunted

Part XII – Dark Rider – Certain Death

Part XIII – Dark Rider – Rumble at the Village of Mond

Part XIIII – Dark Rider – Moving On… Rodomor

Part XV – Dark Rider – Heroes Calling

Part XVI – Dark Rider – Winter Come

Part XVII – Dark Rider – The Northern Realms

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