Star Wars Profile: Vislor VittbugSpecies: Human
Hair colour: Grey
Eye colour: grey-blue
Planet of origin: Cambria
Era: New Republic
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Vislor Vittbug is the president of the Deep Core Banking Group, one of the major financial organisations of the Imperial Remnant and a major rival of the Muunilist Bank. He is one of the wealthiest men in the Galaxy, earning millions of credits daily. He likes to enjoy and flaunt his wealth, but his hedonism is matched by his firm commitment to support the Empire.
Vittbug was born on Cambria in the Deep Core to parents of modest wealth. Apprenticed to the Cambrian Bank, he worked his way through
Sos'umptu's Unwanted Assistant ch7The next day when Zariel arrived at the Baenre chapel, she presented Sos'umptu with a box.Sos'umptu's Unwanted Assistant ch71 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The surprised chaplain opened the box.
"Honey-coated lizards!" the older Drow exclaimed with delight.
"Imported from Calimport. One of your nieces told me you liked sweets," explained Zariel.
" I certainly do. That was so kind, but it was really not necessary, child," said Sos'umptu.
"Well you were really nice to me yesterday, even after I had been such a spoiled bitch. Things are in a bad way now, but you're right, I need to trust Lolth and hope for the best," said Zariel.
Sos'umptu kissed her young assistant and gave her a hug.
Later that d
Princess Azshara and her Mistress of BladesThe air of the courtyard sang with the sound of steel against steel. The two Night Elf women crossed their blades, each pressing for an advantage.Princess Azshara and her Mistress of Blades1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Quite a number of palace servants had gathered to view the fight, watching the two women move as gracefully as though they were in a dance. Some of the onlookers were present for the view of the princess and her tutor, rather than to appreciate the skill of their combat. Both women were dressed only in leather bikinis and loincloths, unencumbered in their movements.
The silver-haired princess jumped to the right of the older Night Elf, landing cat-like on her dainty bare feet. Before the princess
Sos'umptu's Unwanted Assistant ch6It was apparent to Sos'umptu that Zariel had arrived at the Baenre chapel in a very bad mood.Sos'umptu's Unwanted Assistant ch61 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
On arrival, the young priestess kicked off her shoes awkwardly and stormed barefoot through the chapel. She aggressively grabbed a bucket of water and began mopping the floor immediately.
Sos'umptu had never seen the girl so eager to start work. Clearly there was a lot of aggression in her system that she needed to work off. Sos'umptu could tell from the Drow's face and eyes that the girl had been crying.
"What is the matter, child?" asked the Baenre chaplain.
"Nothing, mistress," snorted Zariel.
"It's useless trying to lie to a Baenre, girl," i
Sos'umptu's Unwanted Assistant ch5"Do you love Lolth?" Sos'umptu asked Zariel, as the two Drow priestesses busied themselves polishing the silver vessels of the chapel.Sos'umptu's Unwanted Assistant ch51 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Of course I do, mistress," replied Zariel. To answer otherwise would have invited instant death. Neglect of the cult of the Spider Queen was not tolerated in Menzoberranzan.
"Why do you love her, child?" Sos'umptu asked.
Zariel had never once thought about it. She was a priestess of Lolth, educated at Arach-Tinilith. From her birth she had been brought up to serve the Spider Queen. Why would she not love Lolth?
The young priestess shrugged.
"Because.. because she's our goddess," she replied. "Because we
Educating Princess Azshara part3The next night, the princess' lessons began with practice at writing. I found her somewhat restless throughout this session. After taking a break for refreshment, I announced to my pupil that we would be switching to arithmetic.Educating Princess Azshara part31 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I hate arithmetic," wailed Princess Azshara. "It's hard, difficult and boring."
"That is because you are unfamiliar with it, Your Highness. As you master it, you will find yourself solving mathematical problems with perfect ease," I replied.
"I don't care, I don't want to do arithmetic," insisted Azshara.
"Every highborne child is educated in arithmetic. If you do not learn it, you will be thought ignorant," I sa
The Thing in the AquariumI have always enjoyed aquariums. There are few things more relaxing than looking at brightly coloured fish as they move gracefully through their tanks. There is so much beauty in the depths of the oceans. Yet it was in an aquarium that I saw the most terrifying and disturbing sight of my life, a sight that revealed to me the madness that lies so close to the world we inhabit.The Thing in the Aquarium11 months ago in Horror More Like This
I was on holiday in a town on the south coast, not far from Brighton. Though it was summer, the weather was atrocious and spending any time outdoors was imprudent. Of course our English seaside towns cater well for all weather patterns and there were plenty of things to
Educating Princess Azshara part4We did not devote all our time to literacy and numeracy. I also taught Princess Azshara about the history of the Kaldorei people. I taught her a little about the other races that inhabit Azeroth, a subject in which she took little interest.Educating Princess Azshara part41 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Why would I want to know about savage races like dwarfs and tauren? They aren't people like us," protested the princess.
"We all live in one world, Your Highness. Though these races may be inferior to the Kaldorei, our lives affect their lives and their lives affect ours," I explained.
It was not enough to educate Azshara's mind; a princess needed an healthy body. I therefore spent time teaching her to
Descending to DefeatAdmiral Kathy Tenka sat in the control room of her shuttle as it hung in orbit over the Earth. Within the next two hours she would be announcing that she was in complete control of the government of the Terran Republic. Her military dictatorship was at hand.Descending to Defeat1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tenka's coup had been meticulously planned. Her fleet would emerge out of hyperspace shortly and establish a planet-wide blockade of the Earth. A crack squad of navy special forces would break into Government House and seize the top government ministers. Another unit of marines would then surround the senate building. Supreme power was within her grasp.
A lot of things would need to cha
The Baenre GirlsIt had been several weeks since Quenthel's resurrection. The drowess found it disconcerting to know that she had been dead, but she praised Lloth for the joy of living again to see the enemies of House Baenre destroyed. Quenthel's memories of the Demonweb Pits were blurred, like some distant dream. She remembered only the smell of sulphur and the feel of cobwebs.The Baenre Girls8 months ago in Drama More Like This
Quenthel had been invited to Triel's private chambers, ostensibly for a few drinks. Quenthel knew her older sister was always looking for opportunities to size up her sisters, to analyse whether they posed potential threats. The drow smiled at the joy at which Triel greeted her retu
In the House of WaukeenDagestu Baenre stood at the entrance of the temple of Waukeen ready to greet the new acolytes. She was resplendent in her gold robe, but barefoot in the sanctity of the temple.In the House of Waukeen1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The young people who arrived were young. Dagestu was not good at guessing the ages of humans, but she supposed that most of them were 12 or 13 years of age and a few were as old as 16. They were chatting with excitement, perhaps hiding some anxiousness about leaving their families.
They were very finely dressed. Most of them were the children of merchants and bankers, with a few nobles and minor princes among them. Their parents were paying massive fees to have their
Sink or Swim with KathyCaptain Anne Molina kicked her bare foot against the plasteel door of the cell for the third time that day; a useless gesture that only ended up hurting her foot.Sink or Swim with Kathy9 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It had been two months since she had been arrested and detained for her involvement with Admiral Tenka's failed coup. Some senior officers involved had been allowed to quietly resign, others were facing discreet court martial proceedings. Not Captain Molina. She was in it up to her neck. She and six other officers in the Terran Navy were being charged with insurrection and related charges along with the famous admiral. Their trials would not even commence until Tenka had been convi
Dagestu Baenre ProfileRace: Drow ElfDagestu Baenre Profile1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Patron Deity: Waukeen
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Dagestu was the daughter of Sos'umptu Baenre, a Drow priestess renowned for her devotion to the Spider goddess, Lolth and for her unusual lack of ambition. Dagestu was the third-born child of Sos'umptu, her previous offspring having been sacrificed to the Spider Queen. Dagestu never knew her father. Sos'umptu was unusually kind and respectful toward her mate, but her fanatical devotion to Lolth got the better of her and she sacrificed him to Lolth when Dagestu was very small.
The puritanical Sos'umptu gave her daughter a very strict upbringing, requiring her to
An Interview with Lady VashjSunedran, top journalist of the Kalimdor Times, had been trying for years to get an interview with Queen Azshara. It had all been to no avail. It seemed that the Daughter of a Thousand Moons thought talking to journalists was beneath her. The offer of an interview with Lady Vashj, one of the queen's chief highborne ladies-in-waiting and close confident was definitely the next best thing.An Interview with Lady Vashj1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The night elves worshiped and adored their queen. To them she was the very model of perfection, beautiful, wise and benevolent. Sunedran had seen Azshara from a distance and could only admire her magnificence. A major part of him wanted to be carried away by
Kathy in Custody ch5In an interview room at the Judicial Reception Centre, Wendy Moo, Kathy's lawyer was showing her client a vast array of products.Kathy in Custody ch58 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Since your arrest, you have become a household name, Kathy," said Wendy. "Suddenly a lot of companies are trying to cash in on your name. I have hired somebody to keep track of these products and to make sure that you receive the royalties."
Kathy was disconcerted at suddenly having the fame of a pop star. As a war hero and a well known admiral, she was used to publicity, but it seemed bizarre that her arrest and imprisonment had caused her popularity to mushroom.
Kathy picked up a chocolate bar with a wrapper
The Birth of a Genestealer CultTheodore pulled up his truck near the wreck of the crashed spaceship.The Birth of a Genestealer Cult1 year ago in Horror More Like This
He couldn't tell if it was an Imperial craft, a pirate vessel or of alien origin. Theodore did not know very much about spacecraft in general. But he knew about money, and if there was anything of any value on board the wreck, he would recognise it when he saw it.
The ship did not look all that big; he had seen pictures of Imperial battleships that seemed to be the size of cities. All the better; he would be able to give it a thorough search and scavenge anything of value and then make a hasty departure before any Imperial officials arrived. Thankfully, the authorities on
Crimes Against Sentients ch2After Lippi had been frogmarched away, Vislor had been left in a state of shock and confusion. Unsure what to do he had returned to his spacecraft for a stiff drink.Crimes Against Sentients ch25 months ago in Humor More Like This
At the suggestion of Jez, his Devaronian butler, Vislor had marched down to the spaceport security office. When he arrived he was informed that Lippi had been transferred to the Coruscant Security Force headquarters.
"What am I going to do now?" he said.
Sagapia growled something.
"What an excellent suggestion," said the beady-eyed Devaronian. "Perhaps, sir, you might want to consider calling your legal team. They might be able to arrange a suitably qualified attorney for Mad
Dagestu's PartyThe minstrels had finished their performance, and they were replaced by a group of scantily clad dancers from Mulharond, who performed an exotic routine. Dagestu was not massively impressed with them; she had seen far better in Menzoberranzan. Being human, the dancers lacked the speed or grace of elven dancers.Dagestu's Party1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Among the party guests were all of the wealthy of Waterdeep and many from outside of it. There were lords and merchants, princes and priests, artists and warriors. All of them had come to pay their respects to the beloved Drow cleric and banker, Dagestu Baenre. With both wealth and an exotic appearance, Dagestu was the darling of Wate
The Society of Primordial WisdomIt was after the death of my husband that I became fascinated by religion. I wanted to believe that there was something more to life, that death was not the end. Of course, my strict Catholic upbringing meant that I had no interest in the Christian religion. It was to the great religions of the east that I looked for englightenment- Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Shinto. I studied their sacred texts and visited their temples. I had been on holiday to Asia with my husband years before and I made several trips on my own to India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.The Society of Primordial Wisdom2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Yet it was not in India that I discovered the divine and beheld the true meaning of the co
Blood for the Emperor!Commissar Phokas scanned the assembled Beastman platoon. The beastmen were a fearsome lot, covered in fur with curled horns. Their cloven hooves scratched the ground impatiently and their goatlike heads growled. They looked more like the demons of ancient mythology than soldiers of the Imperium.Blood for the Emperor!1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There were some commissars who frowned at the use of beastmen in the Imperial Guard. While Ratlings and Ogryn were generally accepted as useful, if abhuman, beastmen were prone to serve the powers of Chaos and often unrealiable. Yet it seemed to Phokas that they should at least be given the chance to prove themselves. He had also noticed that while t
Transported to VielsDen KeepTirarna, Dragon Queen and High Mistress of Garth had been the scourge of many lands. The Eagle Empire had almost fallen, faced with the onslaught that the Dragon Queen had assailed against them. The warriors of Gath had allied with the human barbarians and the Orc tribes of the Az'hard mountains. Yet it was dragons that had been the key to Tirarna's power. The dragons that she had trained had laid waste to city after city.Transported to VielsDen Keep9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now the evil queen was cornered, defeated. Her army had fallen against the enormous might of the Eagle Empire.
Tirarna's dragon gave a terrible cry it died; it's heart pierced by the magic lance.
"My dragon!" screamed th
If the Shoe Fits an OrcMallow Blacknickel II was not at all happy to be in an orc camp. The orcs looked quite ready to eat him alive. Half of them were engaged in quarrels with their fellows, and those that were not were looking at him in a very intimidating way.If the Shoe Fits an Orc1 year ago in Humor More Like This
His companion, the drow cleric Dagestu Baenre did not look intimidated in the slightest. She looked quite out of place in the filthy camp, resplendent in her jewelry, wearing the gold robe that marked her as a cleric of Waukeen. She wore jeweled sandals on her dainty black feet.
"Try to look a bit more confident, Mallow," the drow urged. "The orcs have no respect for cowardice."
"These are big orcs, I'm
Educating Princess Azshara part2We did not begin the princess' studies that night. When I take on a young pupil, I always find it important to bond with him or her. I therefore spent the rest of the night playing with Princess Azshara.Educating Princess Azshara part21 year ago in Drama More Like This
I asked Azshara the names of her dolls.
"This doll is called Mezzane," she said. "She is the queen and of course she is the most beautiful of the dolls. This one is Tulisa. She is the queen's majordomo and she is a lot plainer."
Azshara struck me as clever, imaginative and creative. I knew I was going to relish directing her mind to the highest of intellectual pursuits and I was expectant of great success from her.
After playing with her
BecomingA whip's slashing sound penetrated the thick silence in the dungeon of the Sorcere, the drow academy of wizardry...Becoming1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
The exhausted dark elf gulped, trying to hold himself together as he experienced the searing pain on his back.
"What is it going to be now, eh? You know very well everyone else passed the test two weeks ago. Either that or they left for the Melee Magthere to become mere warriors..."
The voice came from the back of the large, gloomy room. The crimson-coloured imp familiar snickered as it playfully flew around the Master's shoulders, the archmage and head tutor of the Sorcere.
"Ardul of the House Alaundril and a few others made it over a month ago..."
The younger drow thought of responding, but as he was recovering from the shock of the last hit, the Master interrupted him:
"But I bet you already knew that, didn't you? I would assume so since you are doing his sister every week!"
The surprised initiat
Sos'umptu In Her PietySos'umptu knelt on the marble floor of the Baenre chapel. She wore a plain black dress, her usual attire. Her black feet were bare, a gesture of piety in the chapel that she held sacred above else in Menzoberranzan. She had been in prayer for hours, beseeching Lolth to bless House Baenre and to raise the Drow race to new heights of glory. She meditated on the ways of the Spider Queen, seeing new depths to her theology and finding ever new insights into her mystery. This was her daily ritual. Not a day went by without Sos'umptu kneeling on the chapel floor to supplicate her goddess.Sos'umptu In Her Piety1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Other members of the Baenre house frequently joined her on t