Archive for November 8th, 2011

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Tuesday Magic Item – Marnix’s Quill

8 November, 2011

While the sound of quill writing on parchment was not an unfamiliar sound, watching the pen write without a person to direct itwas a little unsettling.  “Ignore it, Poul,” said my host, “it will be done soon.  It is just copying a letter for my friend, the Duke of

Quill Pen

Quill Pen

Autumn.  If I send them to enough of his houses, one of them finds him.”

My uncle corresponded with many powerful and high placed men, but his animated pens I had not grown used to even after half a year in his house.

Marnix’s Quill

This well kept swan quill pen has seen use but is still very serviceable, a few are stained with a few drops of ink at the end.

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Pattern Seekers – Episode 1: It Begins

8 November, 2011

Having created the characters, it was time to get them all together.

They are all yoinked from various places and awake in a large white marble room*, arranged to form a hexagon (Pho being the sixth point) not that anyone asked.  Distant musical pipes play as the character mainly introduce themselves, except for Bradley who just decided to leg it down a

Green Ant

Green Ant

corridor.  The others followed in various states of debate.  Bradly started across a green carpeted corridor only to find it was a carpet of green ants!  Deciding they were less threatening than the people following him, he ran across.  Everyone else stopped, at least briefly before crossing as carefully as they could (DeLorean gathered several ants into a jar before crossing).

At the end of the corridor, it opened into a circle of seats dropping down into a sand filled arena in which two scorpion-men were sparring with swords. They mistook our heroes for new recruits and invited them to spar and then sent them on their way to the person in charge, the Shaper.

The Shaper, a slender woman in a shear silk robe wearing a mantis mask, asks for our heroes help in restoring the Pattern.  With some convincing needed in some cases, they agree.  They are given a scroll, delivered by a large beetle, showing a stone dagger and escorted by a human-sized mantis to a gateway to the outside world.  They are warned to mark their arrival point, which they do, arriving on a slope of loose obsidian overlooking a ruined city, partly covered in long cooled lava.  Crossing the city, they are attacked from below by creatures of ash and hatred that almost managed to pull Thea down into a terrible doom. Read the rest of this entry ?

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