There are a great many differences between the numerous churches that dot the landscape of the continent. Each is different from every other, sometimes in radically obviously ways and other times with subtle distinctions that only a proper theologian can identify. But there are going to be differences. One of the more common differences is … Continue reading I’m from the Clergy and I’m here to Help
Trangdor had dinner waiting when Hilde got home. The entire house smelled like a feast had exploded. It was a glorious dwarven meal, and it was far more food than the two of them could eat in one sitting. They talked while they ate, covering what they were going to look for in Belynda as … Continue reading Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 8
Last night marked my first time as a player in Dungeons & Dragons for at least twenty years. It also marked the first time ever that one our group did the GMing, complete with coming up with his own unique world filled with custom-made villains. All told it was a raging success. The newbie Game … Continue reading There is a First Time for Everything. And Eventually a Second.
As my longsuffering workmates will doubtlessly confirm to their immense and growing delight, I am on vacation this week. And since I don't have to plan a game for the foreseeable future that frees up considerable time to work on book five in the problematically titled "Grundoon Series." Sadly it should also be noted that … Continue reading Tis the Season… to Write!
Over the next two weeks, Hilde went in to the 10th Army headquarters exactly twice to stay caught up on her paperwork. It took longer each time than it should have, because Hilde was not a fast writer nor a particularly speedy reader. She had not inherited her father’s love of calligraphy, and nobody in … Continue reading Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 7
Last night's game wasn't a long session but it was certainly an active one. No fewer than three brand-new non-player characters were introduced to the group and the band of merry misadventurers finally made it "home" to the castle of their old friend the Marquis of Chute de l'Ombre. But there are two delightful details … Continue reading Keep an Eye on the New Kid
One of the few half-orcs that has established a reputation for herself in the western edge of the Wenigzustand in a positive way, Drndyllyn is a fierce and dangerous woman by any measure. Self-taught in the martial arts and deeply suspicious of magic users, this barbarous warrior doesn't take anybody's nonsense.Abandoned on the doorstep of … Continue reading Notable NPCs; Drndyllyn the Wyld
The fall of Maelonbourg into chaos and self-destruction has made the nation of Weintäler one of the strongest and most affluent of the Wenigzustand. This is one of the centrally located little states and it has long enjoyed a quiet and stable existence. It is ruled by a powerful Archduke whose family has governed this … Continue reading Continental Excursions; Wientäler
There was a time, and gleefully it has circled back around again, when there was a little television show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. In it bad movies were made fun of and along the way valuable life lessons were imparted. Here are a few worthwhile pearls of wisdom for young ladies such as my … Continue reading What Mystery Science Theater 3000 Can Teach Young Women
There was only one dress that Hilde ever wore to church. It was the least garish thing she owned, an off-white silky fabric that had a burnt orange color in the trim and on the torso. It had a long lavender ribbon that laced up the bodice. The ribbon didn’t match anything, but it was … Continue reading Fight, Swear, Loathe; Chapter 6