Archive for October, 2010

(Evil) The Chosen, Wednesday, October 27th, at 9 p.m. CDT

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The Skull calls out to the evil and the twisted, to those of shadow and darkness: “Come and break the world. Grind Virtue’s bones and drink good’s blood. For he will choose only a few, and the rest he will cast into the fire. All the living will be tested.”



Event for the evil of Sosaria, Wednesday, October 27th, at 9 p.m. CDT, starting at the Britain Counselor Hall.

The Banshee and the Banners, Fiction 2

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I have outlived my siblings by centuries, but this past year feared I was finally slipping into senility. I couldn’t remember songs and stories I’d known for ages. Many of the voices that shaped my thoughts had gone silent. I despaired.

Then I heard a new voice. It had the warmth of a violin and the majesty of a harp. It was softly singing a lullaby. I followed it and saw a banshee! They’re usually tied to the ancestral home of the family they serve. She was cradling one of the souls that form my mind. I realized with horror that I couldn’t sense that piece of my personality anymore.

She looked up and the lullaby turned into a keening wail. It sounded like my name.

I was frozen with fear. By the time I could move, the banshee had escaped, taking that fragment of my mind with her.


I have outlived my siblings by centuries, but with the knowledge that their souls are enslaved to a Mzil’rothe’sharen Phindar.

Our vast extended family lived together in Schreckenghast Castle. I grew up with a swarm of sisters, brothers, and cousins, each and every one of them as dumb as a rock.

I was always fascinated by death, by the energy gently released at the moment of transformation. I attended every natural death that occurred in our county, from the time I was old enough to toddle down to the village.

It was obvious that Schreckenghast souls did not float away as those of the villagers did. I soon realized we were being trapped like animals. Nobody listened, of course.

I ran away the night before the Mzil’rothe’sharen Phindar destroyed the rest of my family. How could anyone not sense the monster’s growing frustration and greed? I used the necromantic arts to shield myself from the attention of the lich and, eventually, from death itself.

Lich’s Lair, Friday, October 29th, at 8 p.m. CDT

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

To help attack the lich’s lair, please meet at the Britain Counselors’ Hall on Friday, October 29th, at 8 p.m. CDT.

Backstory

Princess Mirendel: Words, Books, and Peek-a-Boo

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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Princess Mirendel’s can now eat some new foods. Also, she’s learned more words, including her own name and the three principles. She loves to play peek-a-boo.

Sherry the Mouse has given Mirendel toddler versions of Britannia’s two most popular children’s books. The princess likes to be read to, though I wouldn’t actually hand her the book…

Princess Mirendel can be found in her playpen behind Castle British.

OOC: Here’s the text (if you’d like to cut-and-paste to read to her) and UOWedding scripts of the two books. Also, oracles can respond to emotes if you type the asterisks (“*”), but not if you emote using the colon (”:”).

The Banshee and the Banners, Predictions

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

A merchant is concerned about whether her shipments to various towns will be delayed by Banshee activity. She consults her company’s fortune teller. He makes the following predictions as to future banner attacks

City of Wolves’ Hollow – Thursday, October 21st, 8:45 p.m. CDT
Library of Sosaria Complex – Friday, October 22nd, 8:45 p.m. CDT
GOF Valley -Friday, October 22nd, time T.B.A.
Guardians of Valhalla – Sunday, October 24th, time 7:45 p.m. CDT
Newcastle Township – Monday, October 25th, 7 p.m. CDT

Please note: Date of GOF Valley attack updated.

The Banshee and the Banners, Fiction 1

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

He is the last of his accursed kind. A sort of lich even other liches flee from. The gargoyles call them Korpanexvoltaslem, the elves call them Mzil’rothe’sharen Phindaren, and the humans call them Soul Stealers. All three kill these creatures on sight.

I was the banshee of the Schreckenghast family. I failed them. New to the spirit world myself, I did not realize that sensing and announcing their impending deaths was not enough. I should have been guiding them safely into the afterworld.

The Schreckenghast line disappeared long ago in a horrible blaze. Their castle lies in ruins. All these centuries I have wandered, searching for their souls, determined to fulfill my duty. I’ve finally found the Mzil’rothe’sharen Phindar’s lair. I have as many of the souls as I could carry away. However, I cannot break the magical glass that imprisons them. Here’s an idea though…

Royal Britannian Guard, Thursday, October 7th, at 7 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

There will be a meeting of the Royal Britannian on Thursday, October 7th, at 7 p.m. CDT. It will be at the Britain Counselor Hall.