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Magic And Light – Chapter XXXX

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , on February 2, 2018 by darkjade68

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DarkJade

Adventure Prep

I – A Gathering Of Friends – II – Making Characters – III – Choose Your Class

Character Introductions

  IV – Stigus – V – Chi (Red) – VI – Ren – VII – Kinner – VIII – Zhan –  IX – Tor-Atimus

The Campaign

X – Beginnings – XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern – XII – Waiting – XIII – North To Drudgek – XIV –  Session 3 – XV – Day 1 – XVI – Orcs – CXVII – Kenku – XVIII – XP – XIX – Drudgek Barbarians – XX – Faren – XXI – Captor – XXII – Rude Awakening – XXIII – Session 4 – XXIV – The Hunted – XXV – The Druid Jarothh – XXVI – Dinner’s At 8 – XXVII – A Question Of Beliefs – XXVIII – Session 5 – XXIX – Dreyha – XXX – He Did It For The Girl – XXXI – The 12th Day – XXXII – Session 6 – XXXIII – Ambush – XXXIV – Gnolls – XXXV – Level 3 – XXXVI – Thaen – XXXVII – Session 7 – XXXVIII – Into The Lair – XXXIX – Clanculum Vermi

CHAPTER XXXX – The Wizard And The Dragon

After my Wizard Ren got left down in the Dragon Lair, our group took a short break.

“This is crazy man,” spoke Barry grabbing some chips from the green bowl in the middle of the coffee table.

Meanwhile Lisa and Stacy brought us all in some more drinks.

“Alright guys, here we go,” spoke Johnny.

“Might I ask why you wanted me down here,” Ren questioned the dragon.

“CLANCULUM VERMI…” it replied.

“This is your name…” Ren replied.

“My name is Ren…”

“You’ve Entered My Lair… Come For My Treasure…” begins Claculum.

“No… We weren’t here for your treasure…” replied Ren.

“DO NOT LIE TO ME TIEFLING!” yells the dragon.

Outside the cavern, all but Dreyha, Faren and Zahn have begun making their way away from the dragon’s cave.

“Faren, Zahn, join the rest of them… I’ll get Ren,” speaks Dreyha.

“But–” starts Faren, but Dreyha stops him.

“–Just trust me…” she speaks, and Zahn and Faren leave.

“I’m not sure what you want from me,” replies Ren.

Come Down Here,” speaks Claculum.

“I”m not sure that’s a good idea,” replies Ren.

Suddenly Dreyha grabs Ren’s wrist from behind him.

She then transforms into the Tiger sized Black Panther form Zahn had seen her in when they first met.

She gestures her head, indicating to get on, and Ren jumps on her back…

…they race back up the stairs.

“NO!” yells Calculum Vermi.

The dragon lifts into the air, and flies into the stair cavern, crawling through it after the panther, but the panther is faster.

When Dreyha and Ren reach the exit of the cavern she then turns into a Great Eagle once more, and they tear into the sky.

By the time the dragon comes out, and goes into the air, he can’t seem to catch up to the Great Eagle, and so finally gives up, and returns to its’ lair.

Ren leans over to where ears might be on the Great Eagle, “I don’t know how to thank you…”

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Magic And Light – Chapter XXXIX

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , on February 1, 2018 by darkjade68

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DarkJade

Adventure Prep

I – A Gathering Of Friends – II – Making Characters – III – Choose Your Class

Character Introductions

  IV – Stigus – V – Chi (Red) – VI – Ren – VII – Kinner – VIII – Zhan –  IX – Tor-Atimus

The Campaign

X – Beginnings – XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern – XII – Waiting – XIII – North To Drudgek – XIV –  Session 3 – XV – Day 1 – XVI – Orcs – CXVII – Kenku – XVIII – XP – XIX – Drudgek Barbarians – XX – Faren – XXI – Captor – XXII – Rude Awakening – XXIII – Session 4 – XXIV – The Hunted – XXV – The Druid Jarothh – XXVI – Dinner’s At 8 – XXVII – A Question Of Beliefs – XXVIII – Session 5 – XXIX – Dreyha – XXX – He Did It For The Girl – XXXI – The 12th Day – XXXII – Session 6 – XXXIII – Ambush – XXXIV – Gnolls – XXXV – Level 3 – XXXVI – Thaen – XXXVII – Session 7 – XXXVIII – Into The Lair

CHAPTER XXXIX – Clanculum Vermi

Chi lead the way into the cave.

Behind him Kinner, who as a Drow, is very used to the dark.

Then Tor-Atimus, Zahn and Ren.

All of them have Darkvision, save Zahn…

So the further from the entrance, the less he could see.

“I’m going to need to light a torch,” he spoke.

Tor-Atimus nods, and Zahn lights a torch.

He’s now able to see 30′ ahead, and the rest of them can see 60′.

Though with the twists and turns of the cavern, no one can see beyond 30′

Soon they reach a larger cavern, and at the end of it is a 20′ wide rock-ish stairway going down.

They head towards it…

“Are You Sure That’s Wise…” speaks a deep whispery voice in Draconic (Dragon) from down the stairs.

Ren and Tor-Atimus, who speak Draconic stop the group.

“It’s the Dragon…” speaks Ren.

“What did he say?” questions Zahn.

“He said, “Are you sure that’s wise…” speaks Tor-Atimus.

“He’s asking if we think it’s wise to go down the stairs,” explains Ren.

“Perhaps we should turn back,” responds Kinner.

“Alright,” replies Zahn, and the Party turns around.

“Leave The Mage…” speaks the Dragon in Draconic once more.

Zahn looks at Tor-Atimus, who looks distraught.

“He says to leave the Mage…” speaks Ren.

“What… I’m not leaving you down here!” replies Zahn

All the Party looks stunned, and terrified.

“I don’t think we have a choice,” replies Ren.

Chi looks at Zahn and nods, as if agreeing.

“Just… Go… Get the Party as far away as you can… I’ll do my best to survive this,” finishes Ren as he walks by the rest of the group and begins his way down the rough rock-ish stairs.

Zahn moves towards Ren as if to follow, tears and anguish in his eyes…

…but Tor-Atimus grabs onto him, and pushes him the other direction.

Meanwhile Ren makes his way down the 100′ feet stair cavern…

“Very Wise…” speaks the Dragon once more in Draconic.

Meanwhile Zahn, and the rest of the Party briskly make there way towards the caverns exit.

Ren then enters a large room well lit with torches, with a drop down into the middle some 40′ down.

When he looks down he sees piles of silver and gold coins with a chest in the middle of them.

“Where are you Dragon!” Ren speaks in Draconic his heart racing.

Suddenly from the ceiling drops an 18′ long Red Dragon, who rests itself upon its’ treasure.

“I Am Here…” it replies.

Outside the Party dashes out of the cavern, and Dreyha, Zaren and Stigus stand ready to attack.

“We’re leaving!” proclaims Tor-Atimus.

“Grab your horses,” he continues.

Meanwhile Zahn staggers and faces the cavern opening.

“WHERE’S REN!” speaks Faren loudly.

Chi just shakes his head at Faren, then starts pulling his horse away.

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Magic And Light – Chapter XXXVIII

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , on February 1, 2018 by darkjade68

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DarkJade

Adventure Prep

I – A Gathering Of Friends – II – Making Characters – III – Choose Your Class

Character Introductions

  IV – Stigus – V – Chi (Red) – VI – Ren – VII – Kinner – VIII – Zhan –  IX – Tor-Atimus

The Campaign

X – Beginnings – XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern – XII – Waiting – XIII – North To Drudgek – XIV –  Session 3 – XV – Day 1 – XVI – Orcs – CXVII – Kenku – XVIII – XP – XIX – Drudgek Barbarians – XX – Faren – XXI – Captor – XXII – Rude Awakening – XXIII – Session 4 – XXIV – The Hunted – XXV – The Druid Jarothh – XXVI – Dinner’s At 8 – XXVII – A Question Of Beliefs – XXVIII – Session 5 – XXIX – Dreyha – XXX – He Did It For The Girl – XXXI – The 12th Day – XXXII – Session 6 – XXXIII – Ambush – XXXIV – Gnolls – XXXV – Level 3 – XXXVI – Thaen – XXXVII – Session 7

CHAPTER XXXVIII – Into The Lair

“A Dragon’s Lair?” Ren seems suddenly exhilarated.

“Yes…” replies Stigus grimly.

“Not a big one… But, I think so,” explains Chi.

As his Party speaks about the Lair, Zahn goes into a slight trance…

Tor-Atimus approaches him, “What are you thinking Zahn…”

Zahn looks at him, “I’ve never been in the presence of a Dragon.”

“Hmm… Nor have I… Not many Dragons near the Pilgrimage in Despa,’ Tor-Atimus replies.

“We need to leave Zahn… It’s nearly dark,” speaks Stigus with a slight sense of urgency.

“We need to know what we’re dealing with here,” speaks Zahn.

“What do you mean Zahn?” questions Stigus.

“By Apollo, I’m not leaving an Evil creature here to devour weary travelers… If we’re to be protectors of this land, there’s no time like the present…” he says with conviction in his eyes.

“You’d have us fight a Dragon?” replies Stigus without regard for who hears.

Suddenly Zahn comes to his senses…

“No… No… This is only for those who follow Apollo… In fact, it’s our 16th day of our journey, I’ve forgotten to pay each of you your 20 gold for the second week,” with this he gestures and Tor-Atimus goes to his horse and pulls out gold for Ren, Chi, Stigus and Kinner.

“Zahn is right… As protectors of this land, it is his and my duty to investigate the cavern…” spoke Tor-Atimus.

Suddenly Tor-Atimus kneels, “I’ve decide to swear a Sacred Oath of Devotion to Apollo…”

Zahn puts his hand on Tor-Atimus’s shoulder, “When we have a moments peace, we will bring you into our Order appropriately… You have no idea what this means to me Tor-Atimus.”

Tor-Atimus stands.

“Well that’s all great and fine, but the two of you are fools!” proclaims Stigus.

“No there not…” speaks Kinner who steps forward, “They’re brave.”

“The reality is, there are many sorts of Dragons… Yes, many are Evil, but the Metalic Dragons are not…” speaks Ren.

“I’m going in with you,” he continues.

“As am I,” interjects Kinner.

Faren and Dreyha look at one another.

“Dreyha and I will guard the outside of the cavern… If you make a run for it, we will strike this Dragon should it follow you out…” speaks Faren.

Dreyha nods.

Stigus kicks a nearby rock, “You’re fools…”

She turns and faces Zahn, “But you are friends so I will stay with Faren and Dreyha, should you need us.”

“I’m going with you as well,” speaks Chi, “I might be of use.”

Zahn nods.

“Very well… Let us enter,” he speaks, and he, Chi, Tor-Atimus, Ren and Kinner all enter the cavern.

 

Magic And Light – Chapter XXXVII

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2018 by darkjade68

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DarkJade

Adventure Prep

I – A Gathering Of Friends – II – Making Characters – III – Choose Your Class

Character Introductions

  IV – Stigus – V – Chi (Red) – VI – Ren – VII – Kinner – VIII – Zhan –  IX – Tor-Atimus

The Campaign

X – Beginnings – XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern – XII – Waiting – XIII – North To Drudgek – XIV –  Session 3 – XV – Day 1 – XVI – Orcs – CXVII – Kenku – XVIII – XP – XIX – Drudgek Barbarians – XX – Faren – XXI – Captor – XXII – Rude Awakening – XXIII – Session 4 – XXIV – The Hunted – XXV – The Druid Jarothh – XXVI – Dinner’s At 8 – XXVII – A Question Of Beliefs – XXVIII – Session 5 – XXIX – Dreyha – XXX – He Did It For The Girl – XXXI – The 12th Day – XXXII – Session 6 – XXXIII – Ambush – XXXIV – Gnolls – XXXV – Level 3 – XXXVI – Thaen

CHAPTER XXXVII – Session 7

It had been two weeks since our last Session.

I must admit, I hadn’t thought of D & D (Dungeons & Dragons) for the first 11 days…

Caught up in school work etc.

But the last three days thoughts of entering the Thaen Mountains began to rise within me.

When I arrived at Johnny’s, his sister Stacy had made us some sort of casserole, that smelled very good.

She sat it in the middle of  the coffee table atop a couple oven mitts…

And sat out 7 plates, 7 forks and a serving utensil.

Barry arrive next, then Mike.

Trevor, as usual, was already there.

I do believe he had slept over the night before.

Last to arrive was Lisa, but she was on time none the less.

We ate, and talked about our last couple weeks to one another, until…

“It’s time,” spoke Johnny, who, once again, fastened on his blue Dungeon Master cape.

“Let us begin…”

As the Party made their way up the rough incline of the Eastern Peaks of Thaen, they had to dismount, and pull their horses by their reigns.

The weather became colder and colder as the day went on, and when night came, they set up camp.

Kinner collected wood, and Faren lit the fire.

Faren then began cooking the food for the group, as Ren kneeled down near him.

“The temperatures dropped quite a bit,” spoke Ren.

Faren glanced at him, then back to the food.

Ren, realizing Faren is a Barbarian, and hadn’t noticed, makes his way to Kinner.

“Getting chilly,” he speaks.

Kinner looks at him, “Yeah… Might snow as we get further in.”

The Party eats, and those who aren’t on watch get some rest.

The next morning they continue upward, and further east…

…as they go down the other side, and make their way further into the mountains of Thaen, the rock around them begins to look more and more black, like slate.

“Stigus,” spoke Zahn.

Stigus came to Zahn’s side.

“What do you make of this rock,” questioned Zahn.

“I’ve seen it around Dragon Lairs…” she responded.

“Dragon Lairs…” he responds.

She nodded in reply.

Just as the Party was about to make camp for the night, they came across a fairly large cave against one part of the mountain.

Stigus approached Zahn, “I’m not sure we should make camp here…”

Tor-Atimus approaches as well, “What is it?”

Suddenly a shadow of wings passes over them…

…Zahn jumps, then realizes it’s Dreyha and Chi.

In Giant Eagle form Dreyha lands, and Chi dismounts.

All are glad to see both Chi and Dreyha.

Dreyha approaches Zahn, “You’re not going to set camp her are you?”

Meanwhile Chi moves closer to the cave entrance.

“I’m pretty sure this might be some kind of a Lair,” he speaks.

 

Cool Film Fight Scenes

Posted in Entertainment with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by darkjade68

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

 

 

Matrix 2: Reloaded

 

 

Bruce Lee Enter The Dragon

 

 

Hero

 

 

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

 

 

DarkJade-

Knights

Posted in Inspiration, Knights, Writers, Writing with tags , , , on August 19, 2011 by darkjade68

What is it about Knights that is so appealing

Excuse me would you mind not stepping on my sword...

I remember my first true effort at writing was when I was very young, maybe 10 or 11. I actually began writing about a Knight who served a King (Sean Connery of course, even then I was thinking Film). But this Knight was ready to have a life of his own, to be with his newly wed Wife (Who was more than an ordinary woman, she was actually quite good with a bow if I recall). And of course there were Castle’s

Honey I'm home... What do you mean the plumbing is acting up again

and let us not forget…

Rarr... I'm goina eat yah

Dragon’s. Now Dragon’s can take us in a total different direction. But we’re talking about Knights (Must remember to stay on target)

Would you take the damn picture already, this shield is heavy!

Is it the fact that they ride in on great white stallions to save the day? Or the fact that they say things like “STAND BACK!! HE’S MINE!!”. Is it the shining armor, or the fact that they serve a King. Or the clanking of the metal as they walk? Wait a minute, Knight’s weren’t really like that… Were they?? Or is it just Romanticism, or Hollywood that has lead us down this path of being enamored by them. Romanticism, that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing. I favor myself a Romantic, I suspect most that truly enjoy Knights are…

Lets face it, Knights kick ass! And on that note, so do Castles and Dragons!!

In closing the name of my childhood novel was to be “One Knight”. You can imagine how distressed I was when the not so great film came out

I know how you feel Sean. “First Knight”. Costarring none other than… Yeah… Sean Connery.

Even then I suffered from “Why did you wait to Write it” itis. But oh well.

DarkJade-

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