Graphic Novel: Airship Tour Part 2/2 Once on the other side of the first floor, you can take the elevator to the second one, which is a wide hallway that leads around the diameter of the entire floor almost. These are the main living quarters and also where my bedroom is. If my dragon could, he would try to fit into the door, but is too big and needs to be in the main living quarters in one of the domes below. He doesn’t like interacting with the other dragon so tries to keep a lot of room between him and her when down there. Each bedroom seems to be similar in shape and consists of three main areas. One area consists of a bed, shelves, and small tables for storage. There’s a closet near the restroom area, which also has a shower, sink, and mirror. One the other end there is another area consisting of a couple of soft lounge chairs and another table and appears to be a personal common area for eating and reading. The walls and ceiling are holographGraphic Novel: Airship Tour Part 2/25 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
Graphic Novel: Airship Tour Part 1/2 Hello, it’s been about a few weeks since I was taken aboard on here. Still learning my purpose in the universe, but they obviously know something I’m not aware of. Kind of unsure of this other dragon rider who kidnapped me and my dragon in the first place and trapped me in an isolation chamber for the first few days on this flying monstrosity. He obviously doesn’t mean me harm and will admit his dragon is pretty cool looking. Anyway, this definitely beats living on the streets back on Earth anyway and now I have a dragon, as a best friend so no complaints.Graphic Novel: Airship Tour Part 1/26 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
Guess the least I can do now is tell you about what will most likely be my home for a while since we have been traveling to an unknown destination within the infinite realm that is space. I’ll start off by saying that this ship is enormous. At least a few hundred feet in length with 3 floors within the main area. It was obvious they
Dungeons and Dragons: The Gods' Death Campaign #4Episode 4: Breaking and EnteringDungeons and Dragons: The Gods' Death Campaign #41 month ago in Introductions & Chapters
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On the last episode, the party's meal ticket was kidnapped by a wizard. Understandably, they were upset. Which is good! As I mentioned before, a good Dungeon Master (or Game Master, depending what game you're playing) should understand how to... well, manipulate's a strong word, but they should certainly understand how to get into a player's head and push the right buttons and pull the right levers.
... Okay, yes, to a degree, it "is" manipulation, but all for the glorious cause of entertainment.
I've learned the hard way you sometimes can't expect a player to be enthused or compelled by generic goals or vague motivations... or even to respect the groundwork you've laid down when they'd rather cater to the favour of their own whims.
Remember a year ago, I ran that game with my brother and some friends? The campaign I dubbed the "Shadows of Silliness," for how silly it turned out to be? See, I know my brother, I kno
Bad Blood Runs Black chapter 37 part 2Bad Blood Runs Black - chapter 37 part 2 by John "Basileus Ioannis"Bad Blood Runs Black chapter 37 part 23 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters
The party reached the catwalk suspended between the massive gas bags, and began running towards the front of the vessel. At the end of the corridor, they threw open a door, and found themselves within the extreme nose of the airship. A torrent of rain battered a window set at an angle just underneath the mooring lug above. Haergrim and Leutner got to the portal and looked out.
“So much rain...and it’s so dark for mid-day,” said the purser, “I can’t see a thing.”
“Neither can I,” the elf remarked. “At this height, on a clear day, we should be able to see trees, a road, a farmstead, something.” He continued scanning with his sharp elf eyes, but only shades of grey blurred by rivulets of water met his gaze. “We will need to get closer to the ground, but too close and we won’t be able to get our bearings.”
They held their position as the airship
Bad Blood Runs Black chapter 37 part 3Bad Blood Runs Black - chapter 37 part 3 by John "Basileus Ioannis"Bad Blood Runs Black chapter 37 part 33 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters
“What?! But that’s impossible!” blurted Leutner. “The coast is four hundred miles from the capital! We’ve only been in the air for about three hours now, even at top speed it would have taken us well past midday to fly so far!”
“The tempest must have hurled us further and faster than we normally could. Hold a moment.” Haergrim closed his eyes and slowly panned his head to and fro, as if in a trance. He was mumbling something that no one else could hear. After several seconds, he reopened his eyes. “We are heading northwesterly.”
“Then we must turn about, head for dry land...” The purser remembered the control surfaces had been lost. “If we maintain full power on the port flymotors, and idle the starboard, that should correct our course! Let us return to the panel, I will need you to tell me when we are facing east again.”
The party went
Virgo Mea Part 25: Lectio DidicitVirgo Mea Part 25: Lectio Didicit3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The night of the same day which Peli was apprehended almost at gunpoint by a stern Major, she found herself summoned to the same man's office by way of messenger. Major Donald had given her instructions to appear in his makeshift office off to the side of his cabin without delay. He himself awaited patiently in the office seated behind a wooden desk that the ship's Captain so-graciously provided for him, smoking one of the larger doggy bars in his collection. Much to his chagrin, he had looked at the brass and tin desk clock with roman numeral faces that was situated on the right hand side of the desk- Peli was already taking more than twenty minutes to get to his office. Now the Major found his patience becoming extremely thin, as if it had already not been fragile with the young Light. Soon he found himself leaning over the desk, right elbow on he surface, respective hand propping his head up while the fingers on the other hand tapped the surface of the desk top without a pattern. He
Virgo Mea Part 24: Peli's AriettaVirgo Mea Part 24: Peli's Arietta4 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
Joyous over his newfound friendship with Gala, Branus Shiqaw spent the next full day getting to know Gala, and even Jodak- whom joined them for a brunch in the galley just before mid day. Branus told them stories of his travels with the cavalry and seeing the continent of Bussik. Gala shared stories of her childhood with the boy, and Jodak simply listened- as she always did best. Seated together at the end of a bench in the galley and sharing stories nearly two hours later; the group had an ominous visitor. Jodak noticed a familiar red head enter the galley on the north end, which she responded to by tapping her hand on the table quickly and numerously, as well as pointing at her.
Peli Vallus had entered, and appeared ready to subdue Gala. Jodak stood straight up, ready to intercept. Gala and Branus both turned to the north. As soon as Gala saw Peli, she was both lacking in surprise and yet still in shock that she somehow managed to survive the fall that she took. Gala stood up, Branus
Virgo Mea Part 23: Get the Itgan, Or We Will!Virgo Mea Part 23: Get the Itgan, Or We Will!6 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
In the confines of the Aludon fortress, the Queen of Lights had been enjoying a hot bath after a long day of pure bureaucracy- for even the most powerful mind in all of the kingdom could be bogged down by day-to-day affairs if they were heavy on political strife. Like her father before herself, Ixora banned politics and factions in the legislating and governing bodies throughout the kingdom. A wise choice and most beneficial to those whom had control, and Ixora's hot bath was good for meditation- which she frequently engaged in. Her day was no different from most, but in the middle of her relaxation, she received an urgent and highly unusual summon from what is perhaps the only governmental body in the entire realm that had any hand in her reign.
The Spectrum Committee.
Began nearly two and a half centuries before the current date under the reign of her grandfather, Ixora knew this body to be one of shear corruption- filled to the brim with rotten and hollowed men that gave not a rap a
Virgo Mea Part 20: Safe In the ArmyVirgo Mea Part 20: Safe In the Army3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters
Gala dragged her tired feet for almost two miles on the dirt road trying to get to where she heard the drums rum-tumming. At the end of the stretch, she came to a large diversion on the right side of the road that led to a large compound surrounded by tall wood panel fences, suspended by upright logs that were carved at the tip almost like pencils. The compound spanned for merely a few squared hectares, sprawling and with tall guard towers located at each corner and half way in between each other. Armed guards stood in each tower, wooden ladders leading up to their posts. At the front of the compound was a massive iron gate that had camouflage pattern netting over it to prevent her from seeing in. Four armed guards stood by the gates, holding up long rifles and staring off into the distance, ignoring Gala.
Gala looked about the entire facade of the compound, up and down, left and right. She was impressed with the neatness and structure of it; the logs used to hold up the fences were st
Goggles and the Tears: Bioshock Infinite Epilogue When they emerged from Booker’s office, what lay behind his door was more startling than anything else: He and Anna entered a dim city street on a cloudy night, and judging from various signs and the presence of the Empire State Building, they were in New York.Goggles and the Tears: Bioshock Infinite Epilogue2 weeks ago in Sci-Fi
“New York? Of all the places...” Booker started to say, but stopped and cleared his throat.
Anna guessed, “I have a feeling somebody wants to see us.”
They stepped out into a larger intersection, where, in the dim light of the evening, only lit by a humming street lamp, was Robert Lutece. He saw Booker coming, bowed, then declared, “Welcome back, Mr. DeWitt. You did it.”
“We did? That little...contingency worked?” Anna asked in hope.
“Indeed it did; your colleagues are all back in their respective time zones, and there are no more transfusion problems left, including you...Anna. No more Tears...which also means you have no more contro
Virgo Mea Part 19: Lost In SelflessnessVirgo Mea Part 19: Lost In Selflessness3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters
"I told you an hour ago that we are lost." An impatient Kora said from her safe spot.
Gala had largely disregarded Kora's pleas to try to find another road. Ever since crashing the aircraft onto a nearby beach, Gala was sure that following the first road she saw would inevitably lead to civilization. She was correct in her assertion as they both understood it, it was a matter of when they would reach it. Pressured by so many factors; hunger, exhaustion, fear of being captured again, and mean-spirited people that wanted to take her in for mistakenly being wanted- Gala saw little choice but to seek solace by traveling down the first dirt road that she saw. The problems lie in her inability to perceive direction since the crash, and that the gray clouds hovering above in thick bundles threatened to pour snow over them once again.
An hour of walking and throbbing feet, and not a single sign post or even a single living being were seen.
"Why don't you just admit it? We're lost! L-O-S-T, los
The Unnamed Story Book Two Script ChapterSeventeenChapter Seventeen: Twilight’s HandThe Unnamed Story Book Two Script ChapterSeventeen1 month ago in Comic Scripts
Open on the Fionan airship camp burning. Bodies lay scattered around the battlefield.
Show Fionan soldiers lying dead.
Show Silvaran resistance fighters torn in half and bleeding.
Show inky shadows gnawing on the bodies.
Show Thanatos’ helm gleaming with the rising sun.
Pull back to show balls of shadows hanging suspending in the air.
The shadows part, releasing torn bodies from within.
Show Remi and Diando’s corpses, torn apart and mangled, but still together.
Cut to the airship exterior. The sails gleams brilliantly and magic drifts from them. The doors to the lower decks are being pulled shut and the last few soldiers are trying to escape onto the ship. Mages still fire off spells from the platforms on the side.
Show Dawn and Niva kneeling nearby behind some debris. Nick is on the other side of the debris, peaking around.
He returns to them.
Nick: “Looks like we’re clear, but they
Virgo Mea Part 21: That's a Mighty Fine Story!Virgo Mea Part 21: That's a Mighty Fine Story!2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters
The shower that Gala and Kora both had that afternoon was the first for many months, though they had taken it upon themselves to bathe in lakes and the ocean side before they became too cold from the winter. Piping hot, steaming, clean, and with everything they needed to freshen up, Gala and Kora felt new, they felt recharged from it. Finally, Gala could sleep clean, and all the while, Jodak had staff clean her Tyrgan dress while they fetched her a suitable uniform in her size. Kora refused to have her dress cleaned by someone other than herself; so she didn't let Jodak touch it. Jodak herself waited patiently and out of sight for Gala and Kora to finish, she gave Gala specific instructions not to wait where she was when she dried off; she had to inspect her and await for staff to bring her a uniform.
A sixteen minute shower fogged up the bathhouse, and when Gala stepped out with Kora sitting on her right shoulder, the steam surrounded her like a veil. Jodak of course kept her eyes awa
Virgo Mea Part 22: It's WAR!!!Virgo Mea Part 22: It's WAR!!!2 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters
The morning following Gala's assessment and dining with the Major and others, Gala had slept so well that she had a difficult time waking up to the sound of loud whistles, men calling at one another, orders being shouted by some unfamiliar voices. When her eyes opened, she began to wipe away the Rheum from around her eyes, discharged and accumulated from a deep sleep she surmised. Moaning from the alarming awakening and slow to focus, Gala lay on soft hay mattress bed that she didn't remember climbing into the night before. Then she ran her hands down a wool blanket she didn't remember crawling under the night before. At the onset of her sudden realization of what was out of place, she didn't remember stepping into a small square room that had been painted gray, which was her private lodging for the night. She sat up in her bed not paying any attention to anything else going on or around her, rubbed her forehead, then continued to moan some more. At that time, Kora made her presence kn
Goggles and the Tears: Chapter 27Gordon peeked back into Comstock’s quarters when he saw that a Tear glowing red suddenly flared open, and from it, a hard rock song from the early 2000’s was starting to play. It was “Knights of Cydonia” from Muse. Gordon suddenly had an idea; He rubbed his hands, a huge grin formed slowly on his face, and, locating a free-standing microphone nearby, he mounted it in front of the tear and flipped a large switch so that the song played over the ship’s loudspeakers.Goggles and the Tears: Chapter 271 month ago in Sci-Fi
“Okay, now I’m ready. Let’s move!”
Just before Goggles could pull an emergency release switch on the windshield, several of the flying green android angels flew close to it, compartments in their torsos opened up to reveal some kind of plasma cannon, and one of them stated in ominous computerized monotone, “Machine is your destiny, SHODAN sees all!” before they fired in synchronization, blasting the reinforced glass all over the chamber. Fortunately
Virgo Mea Part 18: Flight of the IggyVirgo Mea Part 18: Flight of the Iggy1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters
Andrew had been sleeping comfortably, or at least as comfortably as he could in his his tent the night of the capture of the leaders of the Eclopi Federation. He had gone to sleep late that night, feeling like a made man, having been the primary force behind the cavalry's successes up to that point. In essence he experienced the type of combat high that made him feel invincible. He knew better though, nobody was invincible, not even one's own rest and dreams- as the external influences of reality would come knocking for duty. His dreams that night would be interrupted by an hysterical Jodak- whom came running into his tent to awaken him.
"My sir, my sir! Please wake up!" She shouted in a panic.
Andrew had been covered by multiple blankets, facing the opposite direction from which Jodak had came in. Hearing her frenzied call, he slowly and grumpily turned in his bed to face her. He wiped his eyes as they opened to see her; grumbling and groaning in frustration from the distress. He wish