Exploring the Ruins [2479 Words]“Would you look at that?” Anders says, peering over the rock cliff.Exploring the Ruins [2479 Words]48 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“What?” asks Johan coming up behind him. Then he grunts, “If you’d get out of the way, maybe I could see it.”
Anders shuffles to the side, letting Johan squeeze in to see the buildings below them in the ravine. Nestled into a granite gorge was an old city of carved stone blocks. Only a few sections of the city were showing, some portion of the ruins had been buried when part of the rock wall collapsed and dropped massive boulders onto the structures. There were still several buildings intact, enough to keep them busy exploring for months.
Marvelling at the sight below Anders remarks, “I can’t believe we found it, who’d have thought those crazy stories the locals told had some truth to them?”
Johan started collecting their rope from the climb. “I suppose it goes to show that you can’t just use the satellite images.
Undead31 Days of Halloween Art ChallengeUndead13 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Rolling his eyes, Jareth paused in his current task of removing dirt from a recently-retrieved relic, placing both it and his tools upon the counter.
When Erika spoke, he'd learned to listen.
Either that, or struggle to work while she badgered him...which usually resulted in sloppy work.
Leaning forward onto the counter and balancing her stool on two legs, the girl asked, “What's the worst kind of magic you've encountered?”
“What, writing a paper for class?”
“If we could write essays about magic, maybe I wouldn't hate school so much.”
Snorting lightly and shaking his head a bit, Jareth considered the inquiry. “A difficult decision, to be sure. Magic is a powerful tool, and – as a result – there are more ways than I could begin to count that it is misused. Dark, dangerous magic is everywhere...which is why you shoul
Wind Boy 18Dad caught sight of my faraway form, and it was like he suddenly remembered I was there. A big grin spread across his face and he took a dive in my direction. He and Amanda both returned to where I waited, he rumpling my tunic and laughing, she giggling. I felt the tiniest prick of jealousy. I'd never be able to race with her like that, so fast that she had to fight to keep up and was reduced to breathless laughter after.Wind Boy 1816 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The two of them phased between shimmering translucency and their human-like colorings, as wind spirits are wont to do when they're high-energy. Amanda elbowed me, and I smiled.
"So Sky," Dad started, his eyes bright. "I told you about our plans, right?"
Harness of the Million WeaversThis short but intricate invocation calls forth a great multitude of alien spiders from the shadows. These creatures will create any woven item the magician commands, be it a suspension bridge, sail, tent, garments, field dressing, or a ruthless trap. Additional components can be given to the Million Weavers to be incorporated into the item.Harness of the Million Weavers22 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
So long as the magician directs the Million Weavers within one round to weave a specific creation, these creatures will do him no harm. If however his request is interpreted as too daring or the Million Weavers are made to wait, they will attempt to cocoon the magician and drag him from whence they came. He may resist this by some transportation, such as flying or teleportation, but he may not use this spell again unless he offers a surrogate magician to the Million Weavers.
Optionally, if the magician is required to make an arcane skill check to cast spells, a critical fumble causes the Million Weavers to take the magician away. The GM may also re