The Last Stand_Part 4The Last Stand_Part 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: The last Stand: Part Four - Reminders of the Past
Summery: Faced with a fate worse then death one Blood Elf is determined to face his end with dignity, but what twists does fate have in store for him?
* Important Notes: For additional notes see the first chapter.
Bleh writer's block! Has it really been over a year since I updated this?! My god...where does the time go?!
The events detailed in this fic are based around in game RP between my main Jaideng Dawnspark and other players during the WOTLK prelaunch and Death Knight introduction.
This chapter introduces Niakel Brimstalk who belongs to my favorite RP partner on WoW and who I use with full permission here.
The sun rode just above the horizon, turning the sky into ribbons of fire. The light skipped across the surface of the bay's clear blue green depths, leaving trails of glittering diamonds as it went.
The old blood elf smiled as he watched the sun sink lower. Nothing would ever matc
This one is Mine.I see the look in your eye as you follow her around the room,This one is Mine.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I saw the poem you wrote, and told her she'd know whom.
Who it was for is what she asked, and walked off without a clue,
And you stared at her back whispering "I love you.".
Well, I'm going to be nice and give you a warning here,
This one is mine, and only mine, do I make myself clear?
I know she loves me more than words can express,
And I tell you, she is mine, that girl in that dress.
I read that poem, and I must tell you something,
I love her, and she loves me, for me she would do anything.
So, whatever you're waiting for, the right place, the right time?
Stop waiting, because I'm not letting go, I'm telling you. She's mine.
DeceptiveDeceptive2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Tempting with beautiful wings;
-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
love triangleI hurt you.love triangle4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I didn't want to.
I just wanted love.
But it was taken.
Then I realized
That there might be
Another one out there for me.
But what can I do
When I'm in love with two?
Who really is
My one true love.
Who was just a thrill?
You know about her,
And I know about you,
So, I'm hurting you
And that's hurting me, too.
If she knew
Then she'd hurt, too.
What am I supposed to do
When I'm in love with two?
Fury of the Frost GiantsFury of the Frost Giants:Fury of the Frost Giants3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No mortal man can stand
Against the Giants of the Frost.
For they bear the strength of ages
And the wisdom of the lost.
When first we came upon them
We were scattered by their might.
The fury of a Giant
Was a truly fearsome sight...
Cowering in fear
And waiting to be eaten.
We knew in our hearts
That we were utterly beaten.
Salvation lay behind us
In a death of blood and steel.
Yet fate would always turn
On a twisted crooked wheel.
For we found a cave of ancients
Bearing symbols of the knife.
It led us to a forge
That demanded our life.
Fourteen brothers sacrificed
Into the flames they went...
Their flesh became the metal
As the bellows began to vent.
It yielded me a hammer
Made of grinding bone.
Yet when I swung this weapon
It crushed the toughest stone.
My life was paid in full that day;
With fourteen brothers dead...
I sailed alone for home
With a snarling giant's head.
"I will return when winter breaks brothers; for there are fourteen graves to m
Blood CrusadeBlood Crusade:Blood Crusade3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They rode upon the backs of thundering horses
for faith had unleashed a terrible beast
These men would offer their souls in service
to the dark unholy priests...
"To what end do we serve our Lord and Master
is justice not the ultimate form of faith?
Should we not stand and fight in his name
to cleanse the Earth of this heathen waste!"
It was these orators, chaplains of faith;
men of the cloth who bore a fire
They lit their brothers with impassioned speeches
fueled by their own desire...
They taught their followers that blood was faith
and devotion was found at the edge of a blade
"Blessed is the mind too small for doubt
for the faithful shall never be swayed..."
The men who accepted them, though pure at heart
would soon be eaten by Lust and Greed
For Wrath had become a norm of existence
and death became a Templar's creed...
But woe betide the man who slaughters
for his soul shall be forever stained
And no penance may ever remove this grief;
The Tomb of KhaineThe Tomb of Khaine:The Tomb of Khaine3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The moans of the shambling horde could be heard
As zombies burst from the depths of the tomb
The Pirates were trapped within the mausoleum;
Caught in the center of a Demon's womb...
It spawned a horror with each contraction
A shuffling parody of tainted life
With flesh that hung in sallow strips;
Carved with the edge of a pus-dripping knife
As more of the beasts spewed forth from the depths
The Captain called for a spark of light
As Haze scattered the explosive dust
A match was thrown to make it ignite
Boom! it exploded with a shock of force
As the Pirates were thrown to the dirty floor
They cleared the space in front of them
But more of the creatures were blocking the door...
"We'll make a run for it, fast as we can.
I refuse to die, by a deadman's hand."
The Captain grinned for he saw the way
A single path to the light of day...
As they dashed for the door; cleaving a path
The Captain scattered some oil from a flask.
With a touch of powder to
Dragon BloodForged from the souls of the bravest of menDragon Blood3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
They are tempered in the flames of eternal war
Ever will they stand against the tides of evil
For the dark shall claim no more
In the burning mountains of the Dragonkin
It is Man who swore a sacred oath
For in exchange for the Dragon's blood
Man must now protect them both
I speak of the legends; these Gods of battle
Warriors clad in suits of steel
They come as champions of a greiving world
And all shall learn to kneel
But not in supplication, nor out of dominance
We kneel in reverence of the bringers of light
These warriors imbued with the Eternal Flame
Shall chase the shadows of night
No more will the creatures of the swirling Nether
Defile the stability of our hearts and our homes
Today we stand as men of freedom
For our lives are now our own
Yet this is also a sombre day
One that is marked by the scar of grief
For some have not survived the change
But at least their pain was brief
But think not of
Slender: The ArrivalKate-Slender: The Arrival2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It all began so long ago
CR and I went out into the woods because we didn't know
A shadow in the distance, a quiet sound
Would always make us run home
Lauren and I were such good friends
Of course, we came to our separate ends
I began to hear the whispers in the night, the scream within the wind
It was a quiet night when I went out alone
I took some videos, if only I had known
My flashlight began to flicker instead of shine
I took it as nothing, instead of a sign
Charcoal and papers filled my room
Nightmares began my slow doom
My parents sent me away
They didn't know what was wrong
I stayed at a ward for many days
It felt like so long
Every time I tried to explain
They thought I made up the shadows
They thought I made up the pain
I was taken back home again
I spent time with my mother
I can barely even remember when
My life was hit with another
Another sharp bolt of light
It was a silent night when she died
Then I was all alone
Drawing by myself at home.
The lights flickered out
This is a six word storyThis is a six word story:This is a six word story3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I just pretend to be profound
Without JoyA bard may choose to sing a song of happy days and eternal blissWithout Joy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But why should I sing of happiness, when misery is all that is?
The suffering we see around us, is tantamount to hell
Yet we accept these horrid days; caught within a spell
Perhaps I'm simply being morbid, a soul disturbed by a darker voice
Or perhaps I am the whispered truth; personified by choice.
I will not speak of revelations nor of better days to come
In terms of hope for the future; I'd rather remain mum.
For the world I've seen has shown to me, that pain equates to life
I'm sure you've tried it many times on the edge of a sharpened knife
Why would you open embittered wounds and seek a constant pain?
Why must you always drench yourself in a cold and solemn rain?
Is the heart a device so perfectly fragile, that it needs to be reinforced
Or do we simply enjoy ourselves; screaming until we're hoarse...
The answer to this is not so simple and I've sought it out for years
I've searched in every distant cor
Looking To The SkyLooking To The Sky:Looking To The Sky2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweet yearning from the depths of my soul.
Blessed is my mind that drinks of this knowledge.
Though stubborn at first, rejecting its hand.
I have learned to accept it as my only salvation.
From the streets which have long been my home.
I look to the skies and the clouds above.
Through my skills I shall rise, so I may catch the stars.
Even if the journey might be as heavy as stone.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 16th September 2013, posted by Co-Captain Hayes
Blood BrothersBlood Brothers5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Title: Blood Brothers
Characters: Captain Cold, Heatwave, Pied Piper, Trickster
'Verse: DCAU, JLU, set after Destroyer
Summary: They were not going to die, Len decided. Except possibly from embarrassment when the others found out Mick and him had gotten locked in an out-of-work walk-in freezer.
“I can’t believe it.”
“Yeah, well, I can.”
“I can’t believe it.”
“I got it the first three times, Len.”
Len Snart shook his head as he crossed his arms and looked at the door that Mick was trying to get to open. He’d been at it for some time now. Probably had even before Len had come round.
“Hang on,” he said, taking his glasses off and striding over to the door, “there’s gotta be some kind of system that opens that thing from the inside. I mean, it’s a freezer –
The Sorrow of DifferenceDisowning a pet? But you told him every creature has a soul... Every creature but me...?The Sorrow of Difference6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What happened to the early mornings I would jump upon your bed, and kiss your face until you awoke with laughter? Now all you do is bellow curses straight into my furry little ears! Even as guilt broke out upon my face, you still pointed to the bedroom door.
What happened to us living alone, best friends in the world you titled "lonely"? You've gotten a boyfriend, one who "loves" dogs. Have you ever thought about what he does when you are not at home? The abuse that leaves small scars? He told you I was clumsy, even after you knew I certainly was not, and you believed him.
Some say you thought with your heart, believing in that boy. I know that you did not, for you left me for him. We had gone through so much, and you threw away our memories, just because I am a different species?
I thought you would come through for me, I thought that you would remember me. Instead, you left with him and adopted a
Liar, liarLiar liarLiar, liar7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Tell me what you see.
And then decide
To run and hide
From what youre meant to be.
What have you become?
Grift your way
Throughout the day
For Reconnaissance will come.
Blood and misery
And then decide
And then decide
If thats who you want to be...
Terror of the Red WorldTerror of the Red World:Terror of the Red World3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When we first came to conquer Mars
We uncovered a darkness sealed in stone.
For endless years it waited here
On the world that we would call our own.
Through the darkest days the evil festered
Becoming a womb where the demons spawned...
And by the time we learned of them;
We were forced to greet a bloody dawn.
Men and structures
Like foetid art...
A horrid chant
On chilling winds
That broke our will...
Awaken, Awaken, Awaken, Awaken
She who sleeps beneath the sand.
Awaken, AWaken, Awaken, Awaken
Queen who was made to rule this land.
Awaken, Awaken, Awaken, Awaken
The terror that binds the night.
Awaken, Awaken, Awaken, Awaken
Devourer of the light!
With fangs of blood and claws of steel
She rose from the stony depths.
A giant like we have never seen
She quaked the world with steps!
No man nor beast could hope to face her
She was a living engine of malicious might.
But then we heard a heavenly voice
Ivy and Wine - Headrush part 1Ivy and Wine - Headrush part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Aster sprawled out over the linens. In the dim chamber, there wasn't too much to look at as she waited. Little votives illuminated a relief on the long wall next to her, one she'd seen so many times already. It was crowded with people, well, not necessarily people. Creatures would probably be the more appropriate world. Satyrs, seleni, nymphs, and strange animals of all kinds were gathered around a great bull, placing wreathes and garlands around his strong neck and toasting their cups to him. Flanking his sides were six horned women, laughing and smiling as they took the offerings--maenads of Athens, just as she was now. Two weeks still hadn't been enough time for her to get the idea set in her head. Each and every morning, she awoke to see the image of one staring back at her in the mirror, but it didn't seem real, nothing did.
As if to remind her of her own existence, she felt a gentle touch on her open hand all the way across the bed. She'd nearly forgotten about the god she was sh
Breoal--EragonSelena sobbed.Breoal--Eragon8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
How could he? How could he!?
Selena sat in their shared bedroom, her knees drawn to her chest. She couldnt bear to visit her baby. He was in such pain, and there was nothing she could do to fix it. He could fix it, but shed be damned before she allowed that man to touch her baby boy.
The man was insane, if he could really be called a man anymore. He was a drunk, a murderer, a pawn in Galbatorixs game
What had the boy done? Nothing! Nothing.
Her child did not deserve this fate.
And neither did the baby growing in her womb at that very moment.
Selena bent over the chamber pot in front of her. She heaved, and sat back up again, wiping her mouth off with her sleeve. The woman had cried herself to sleep that night and in her day clothing, too.
That thing hadnt come back to their room last night. She couldnt
Under YouUnder You:Under You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Beneath the surface of the water,
There is silence, peace and darkness.
To mute the mouths of men,
To drown the voice of the world.
Surrounded by ignorance,
I choose not to hear your whispers.
Without death or pain,
Without birth and life;
Surrounded by denial,
I reject this sense of self.
Without colour or light,
Denying all that is around me;
Surrounded by emptiness,
I am blind within this cage.
Muted, ignorant and blind,
I sleep beneath the surface of the lake.
Eternally drenched, eternally drowned,
I am the you beneath the surface.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th July 2013
An Oath to My FatherAn Oath to My Father3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
An Oath to My Father:
The chill of winter is nothing, when compared to the cold inside my heart.
A fire, once stoked by the warmth of family, has quietly died, five falls past.
I dream of my father, who watches from beyond the realms - and my ancestors
Who fought against an endless army of giants, to win the lands we have today.
Just as a devout man honours his God through worship, I honour them through my axe!
Each stroke of the whetstone, each screech of the metal, brings me closer to them -
Even as I draw closer to my doom. Oh how I can feel him, for the anger in my blood
Boils evermore as I sense him approaching my camp. He is hungry, he is eager;
Slacks of drool hang from his twin mouths, as a jarring roar shakes the mountain!
Though I shiver at the sight, it is not from fear - I shiver in anticipation
Of the battle that is to come. My steel may rend his flesh and break his bones;
Or perhaps I shall be sent to glory - but it is useless to think about such things,
AddictionAddiction:Addiction3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The lights are out and I'm feeling manic
My heart is thumping in a shivering panic.
It's like I'm hitting, my all time low;
How many more; do I have to go?
Hello, hello, can you hear me speak?
I'm afraid my voice is getting weak.
My screams and sounds are growing quiet;
I need those pills; I'm growing tired...
Without them I'm colourless, just an empty face
Oh no, oh no, I'm in a dirty place...
I don't know how and I don't know why;
But it's just so hard to say goodbye.
When you need a feeling, when you need a high;
It's really easy to tell the lie:
'I'm fine, I'm fine, it's just a trial!'
But you can't hear, your own denial...
"Hello, hello, how low will you go?"
-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th May 2012
Are We Not Free?Are We Not Free?:Are We Not Free?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ye say that nothin' changes;
That all we're tryin' t' do is fer naught.
Ye say that nothing's wrong,
That we should be acceptin' of our fate.
But why should we simply accept things as they are?
Are we no' a free people?
Are we no' allowed t' speak our minds?
Every man, every woman in this land,
Has the freedom t' choose their own path.
If our ideals must beg us differ,
Then that too is a part of the change that grips us.
What exactly do ye have t' fear?
If yer stoic in ye ideal that nothin' will ever change.
Why not simply ignore us;
A passin' flight o' fancy that we are...
Yet still ye try, ye attempt t' change our minds.
Ye pacify us with the notion of acceptance,
Highlightin' the fact that the world is fine.
Ye say that this is the way that things should be!
That m'friend, is yer personal freedom;
I'll not impinge upon it, fer it be yours.
I only ask, if ye could kindly mind,
Not to treat us, like we're bleedin' blind...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 18th July 2013
Rest My Sweetest DarlingSweetest little dragon child, with a tiny broken wingRest My Sweetest Darling3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For you it is a solemn song that we are made to sing.
Your parents fought to save you, but here it is you lie
My sweetest little dragon child, why did you have to die?
There are no words to capture grief, nor the mourning in our hearts
I never thought that we were meant to be easily torn apart...
No pain in life could have ever prepared us, for the pain we faced today
My child I wish you could hear the words that we truly long to say
We wish we could have taught you, about the flowers in the spring
We wish we could have showed you, the homes of our kin...
We wish we could have loved you, and watched you fly away
But in this cold and clammy cave is where you have to stay
We'll lay you down to rest for now, so just dream of better times
Your mother and I will be the ones to atone for our crimes
Sleep for now and rest yourself for you needn't ever rise
We will stay and watch you drift away, before our very eyes...
"My dearest Mideen
They Watch You SleepThey Watch You Sleep:They Watch You Sleep3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
There are many bards who can tell you tales
Of the creeping shadows that come at night
We've seen them crawling along the walls
In the absence of the light...
On the darkest of nights, cold and chill
You can hear them quietly gibbering.
They speak of things that you cannot know
Which is why they are always whispering.
It is said that they will know the future
and that they know the fate of every man
They are here to watch his path unfold
or perhaps to have him damned...
These sick and twisted animals
Bear a stench that is rather foul
But you will only smell this scent
if they choose to remove their cowl
It is said that their eyes are like obsidian doorways;
Which hold the key to the depths of the mind.
But none have the courage to look within them;
Afraid of what they'll find...
So my only advice to the weary traveller
Is to believe in the safety of the tavern
Do not look toward the darkest of corners
or you might just stir their cavern...