Archive for February, 2011

Dawn’s Funeral, Saturday, February 26th, at 4 p.m. CST

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The funeral of her late Majesty Queen Dawn will be on Saturday, February 26th, at 4 p.m. CST in the throne room of Castle British.

Flowers to decorate her memorial are welcome and can be brought to the funeral.

No Quarter, Saturday, February 19th, at 4 p.m. CST

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

You receive a note:

Guard meeting, 4 p.m. Saturday. Brit. Counselor Hall. Arrive armed and ready to travel. Let’s end this pirate scourge once and for all. -–Keel

There’s a red flag at the top of the note. You know a black flag is the symbol of pirates out for plunder, what’s a red flag? Then you remember an old pirate shanty about flying the “bloody flag” to declare: no quarter asked, no quarter given.

Funeral Planning: Eulogies, Elegies, and Memories

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

“Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle: she died young.”
–from The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster

Her late majesty, Queen Dawn, is lying in state at Castle British. There will be a funeral, though no date has been set yet. If you would like to speak at the funeral, please email me the text of your speech by February 23rd. It should be no more than 300 words. We will determine who speaks at the funeral based on the submitted entries.

(Fiction) Stages of Grief

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Denial

Princess Mirendel couldn’t fall asleep yet. The small dragon poked her head out from under the blanket and waited. The pretty lady she called “Mama” always came to tell her a bedtime story. She would wait for her.

Anger

Magnus Grey handed his kryss to the guard and motioned for him to wait outside the interrogation room. The guard started to protest, but caught the look in the Minister of Security’s eyes. He saluted and left in a hurry.

The Bane Chosen prisoner sneered, “Is this supposed to scare me?”

Grey’s expression did not change, “Yes.”

Bargaining

Ricardo held the shimmering crystal in his hands, trying to make it do the impossible. “They’re going to blame me for what happened. I never meant for this. She was fair to me. I owe her. I can fix this. This crystal remade the world. Surely it can bring one person back…”

Depression

The castle was cold and quiet. Sherry buried herself in the nest of cloth scraps and wool. The small mouse shivered as she wept for her friend. “Her story wasn’t supposed to end like this.”

Acceptance

The candlelight flickered across Dasha’s feline features. The Meer sat vigil beside Dawn’s still body, watching the shadows move with the flame. Every human and Meer magic had been tried. She wasn’t coming back. “I will miss you, my friend.”

Valentines, Sunday, February 13th, at 8 p.m. CST

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

There will be a Valentine’s Day Event on Sunday, February 13th, at 8 p.m. CST. Meet at the Brit. Counselor Hall and be prepared for battle!