Warmahordes Narrative League – Week 12

With Time’s Spire in view, Adrik’s army willingly marched the final miles.  He understood the guardians of this place though, and they would not let their sacred site be defiled so easily.  When he sensed Talus nearby too, he knew that he would be forced to face the toughest that the blackclads had to offer. Continue reading

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The Magic Labyrinth

The Magic Labyrinth, by Philip Jose Farmer, was the next book on my queue, as it was the next book in the Riverworld series.  Dark Designs was hard to follow up, but I felt like The Magic Labyrinth was a fun read – while somewhat predictable, it had a certain flair to it that kept the story going.

This time I’ve certainly got spoilers, so go no further unless you want to hear them. Continue reading

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Warmahordes Narrative League – Week 11

After his defeat at the hands of the Cryx, Adrik continued South, continuing to pursue Torg.  Though he knew not his destination, Torg’s path cut through many ancient Molgur sites – though the corpses weren’t fresh, their power was not diminished… Continue reading

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Seven Days, Seven Photos

A while back, I noticed a couple of my friends posting black and white pictures about their life.  It was part of a meme to do just that, and, of course, to challenge someone else to do the same every day for seven days.  While I’m not a huge fan of memes, the idea itself sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a shot.

The following is a collection of those pictures: Continue reading

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Warmahordes Narrative League – Week 10

Having proved himself in the Pelligan Shards, Adrik now lead his armies South, following the trail of the Trollbloods. The Shards had taken its toll on his magical energies though, so he planned to stop at an old, familiar, graveyard along the way to recharge his power. Adrik would find no respite though, for the Cryx had laid a trap for their old allies… Continue reading

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After Transcendence, I was ready to dive into Immortalis and see the story to its conclusion.  Not because I wanted it to be over, but because seeing all the pieces fall into place and interact in a unique way is what I like most of this kind of novel.  In this case, while I liked how everything ended, I felt like there were pieces left at the end that didn’t quite fit.

As usual, I’ll provide some details after the jump. Continue reading

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Adrik, The Forgotten

As part of the Warmachine/Hordes Narrative League that I’m helping to host at The Rogue’s Roost this summer, everyone gets to create a character and write that character’s narrative throughout the league.  My character, Adrik, is one of the Defiers – a group of beings brought forth from Urcaen to wreak havoc on the living.  Each Defier is part myth and part fact, the myth built up from a grim parable of what happens to a man who tries to take a stand against a God.

This, then, is the story of Adrik: Continue reading

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Goodbye AIM

I recently got an e-mail that AOL Instant Messenger would be shutting down on December 15, 2017.  I look at this with mixed emotions – on the one hand, it’s just a chat protocol, one that I don’t really use much anymore (nearly all of my AIM friends have moved on to other chats).  On the other hand, it was a chat protocol that had a lot of features that I liked. Continue reading

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Warmahordes Narrative League Painting 2

For the second month of the Narrative League, I’ve been working on painting up my Grymkin.  I’ve been keeping up the pictures as I paint everything, but saving everything up for a post on the week between the second month and the final month.  Be prepared for lots of pictures, just after the jump. Continue reading

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With Ascendance out of the way, I was actually looking forward to reading Transcendence.  Where Ascendance had mostly characters I didn’t much like, even Transcendence’s villain was interesting to read about.  Between this and my planned travel, this book went very fast – I finished it within a week of starting it.

I’ll provide a few more thoughts, after the jump. Continue reading

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