Saturday, May 11, 2013
In a very brief nutshell: Cristalle was promoted to Cora Soumia, along with Idril. Cristalle handled the ambassadorial work and Idril collected intelligence. She managed to arrange a summit for the three races (Dragons, Mer and Elves) which was a great success, a happy occasion.
Unfortunately, not long after that, a magically induced plague and famine hit Mystara, and there was much suffering. Cristalle was attacked in her shop by the plague vulture carrying a bunch of plague infested rats, and was near death for about 2 weeks, also having lost her eye to the vulture. Fortunately for her, she received great care at the healer's temple, from the Infirmary Staff, and from the Tari, Tyl'rathia, and Doki. They also managed to regrow her eye. Amazing!
But near the end of April, Cristalle died in battle outside of Ered Eithel. Morgana, her old nemesis, had been executed for her involvement with the death of Sophie Du Pont, but was resurrected and became a demon. She finished Cristalle after Cristalle had a lengthy fight with the Drow outside the city. She had a touching funeral and her body was sent to the stars. Her spirit did a little haunting but it has gone to find the summerlands.
Cristalle is dead; long live Cristalle!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
|Ered Eithel at nighttime. The Dragon Temple can be seen in the distance.|
Unlike the very cozy and bohemian treetop buildings of Taure Rhun, Ered Eithel is made of stone, built to last centuries, like the Dragon Temple seen in the background above. I was instrumental in obtaining that help, and as my reward I was invited to join the Tyaro - the diplomatic corps of the Elves, even though I am human.
|Not a meeting in the Ladies' Room... a meeting in the Dragons' Lair!|
|Vanthadriel, the Da'Ariv of the Dragons|
|Ered Eithel at nighttime, the palace and the temple are shown, as is the guard house and the entrance.|
|The Great Tree sits in the center of the square.|
|The Vanya Sulie, center. In the distance, Wolf Mountain, the Healer's Temple and the Kokarri Enclave.|
Monday, January 21, 2013
Well, there will actually be another. But you'll have to wait for that one...
But yes, this is my second post, dedicated to my other new sweet ride, which I have christened with the name Frivolity. It's just a fun little F name that follows my alliteration scheme. It means the state of being frivolous... in the sense of playfulness, that is - not anything derogatory.
The Francoise Jacques model from Trudeau is truly glorious, much like its inspiration, Gloriana, a racer from 1891. It has such elegant lines, and those five sails make me want to bite my hand, they are so pretty. I really couldn't resist her. I had to have her! Which is why I ended up buying not one, but two boats, the other being Namaarie, my Trudeau New York 30.
It's been a pleasure to be back out on the water. I promise I won't be away for so long. Now that I have these two beautiful new yachts, it's unlikely I will be gone so long.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This blog used to be dedicated to sailing and exploration, but then that darned roleplay bug bit me HARD and I've been lost in Mystara ever since. But what a glorious time I've had!
Well, that put me behind the times when it comes to my fleet of yachts. I decided to check out the latest from Trudeau, and sure enough there are new things abounding. Now, I don't own every single one of Jackie's yachts. But I do have quite a few, and it saddened me to see that many if not most of them are now considered obsolete, and their only hope of seeing sales is through a redesign. It tempts me to box them up, but I can't bring myself to do that yet.
What I could bring myself to do was buy something new. I had a dilemma: get the party boat or the pretty boat? The party boat is actually the New York 30. The pretty boat (as if they aren't all pretty, but this one is very very pretty) is the Francois Jacques, named after a beloved SL sailor who recently passed away.
There are distinct benefits to both; New York has a crew of 4, and also sleeps 4 in the cabin. The FJ is a more intimate experience, with a crew of two, sleep space for two, and its five sails are a glory to behold.
Which one to choose? Great googly moogly!
Well, I resolved my dilemma the easy way. I got both! Muhahaha.
Please welcome Namaarie, my lovely new New York 30. The name means 'farewell' in Elvish. Fitting, I guess, considering what I've been up to for the last few months. It also continues my trend of naming boats using some form of alliteration.
It's a wonderful ride, and the crew positions are great. I christened it with a couple of friends, and we had a grand old time. It really is great for a party boat, having 4 of my friends along for the ride, it will be so much fun. My only complaint was the motor, being really slow. I may sail lazy sometimes, but not THAT lazy!
I couldn't be more pleased with Namaarie. It's beautiful and I love love love the size of the crew. I definitely intend to have more parties.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Cristalle went to live with the Elves several months ago, when the corruption in Stromness reached a frenzied boiling point. Although she still owns the general store, she has been happy to be living among the Elves.
This weekend, however, war came to Taure Rhun and it was destroyed by the Orcs and the Kokarri.
It was a surprise attack, and even though there had been rumors of it, it was still a surprise when it occurred. They brought a troll, which destroyed all the buildings, as well as their artillery.
Cristalle actually got a nasty burn on her arm thanks to a Kokarri witch, Calida. There were some small victories, though. Daewin has two of them on his belt:
And we did manage to save the Great Tree - through massive magic to move it.
But for now, the Elves are scattered and largely homeless. They have set up camp, though around the Great Tree.
The process of rebuilding is starting. We are getting help from the dragons. The humans... well, that's a long story in and of itself. We are not asking for it and we do not need it. And they will be amazed. In the meanwhile, we heal...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There has been some heavy roleplay for my character, one particular storyline that has been very fruitful for a number of different areas and characters, involving my abduction and torture. We just had the trial of the criminal:
And some incredible healing rituals. Alarra (Erana Destiny) has some of the best props!
Learning how to fight has been good. I'm now taking up archery:
And there are lots of little things in my roleplay world that make it rich. A little child that has adopted me as her auntie; political intrigue; and maybe, just maybe, a potential love interest?
It's been a load of fun.