Updated: 24 March 2009

SERIAL TALE: PROLOGUE • BOOK ONE • BOOK TWO • BOOK THR33  • INTERLUDE  • BOOK FOUR

ENTIRE TALE: PROLOGUE • BOOK ONE • BOOK TWO •  BOOK THR33 • INTERLUDE  • BOOK FOUR


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Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.

- Homer “The Odyssey”  

   
P.1. Dream of Horrors
Thalazzar • Frankie • Nimbus • Domaldi
P.2. Into the Maw
Thalazzar • Nimbus • Domaldi • Frankie • “The Claimers are No More” • Frankie & Plake on Thalazzar
P.3. Moons Ascendant
Thalazzar • Domaldi • FrankieTiberio's Vision
P.4. Independence Day
Domaldi • Thalazzar • Frankie • Aftermath
   

The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged and numerous senses could perceive. And particularly they studied the genius of each city and county, placing it under its mental deity. Till a system was formed, which some took advantage of and enslaved the vulgar by attempting to realize or abstract the mental deities from their objects; thus began Priesthood. Choosing forms of worship from poetic tales. And at length they pronounced that the Gods had ordered such things. Thus men forgot that All deities reside in the human breast.

- William Blake “The Marriage of Heaven & Hell”  

   
1.1. Out of Riot's Gate
Thalazzar • Domaldi • Frankie
1.2. Vengeance for the Keeper
Frankie • Inigo's Journey • Inigo • Domaldi • Thalazzar • Tracking the Agents (by Urban)
1.3. Riddles for Answers

Domaldi • Thalazzar • Inigo • Frankie

1.4. Blood in the Marshes
Arek • Thalazzar • Domaldi • Frankie • "The Jungles of Divinity"
1.5. Where Lizards Weep
DM • Thalazzar • Domaldi • S'trassk • Frankie • DM
1.6. Stumbling Into Depths
Domaldi • Thalazzar • Frankie • Arek
1.7. Flame& Shadow
Thalazzar • Domaldi • Frankie • Hall of Frescoes
1.8. Darkness Falls
Arek • Domaldi
1.9. Ancient & Unspeakable
Gunther's Quest • Besth's Journal • Janarl • Thalazzar
1.10. Taint of the Devourer
Frankie • Thalazzar • Janarl
1.11. That Which Stalks the Night
Janarl • Arek • Thalazzar • Frankie • Nimbus
1.12. Crossings
Texts of the Devourer • Janarl Frankie Arek Thalazzar Earth Wierd's Message
1.13. The Dirty Half Dozen
Crimes of Valour The Unspoken Speak The Half Dozen in Question Janarl Beginning D'en
   

I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read, Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed, And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away

-Percy Bysshe Shelley “Ozymandias

   
2.1. “We Came, We Saw, We Rocked”
Tiberio in Cauldron Arek in Cauldron Keratone Speaks to FrankieThe Prophecy of St. Cuthbert Gather Information, DC 32  Janarl in Cauldron Thalazzar Arek
2.2. House Golgadin
Frankie Thalazzar Ts'Elf
2.3. Clockwork Blue
Enter Tiganis Rin  Thalazzar  Frankie Arek in Cauldron
2.4. Race Against Rin
Rin Torntul the Schapple
2.5. Less than a League Above a Lake
Janarl and the Lonesome Path Arek
2.6. Death & Lavendar
Janarl
2.7 Debts of the Father, Paid by the Son
Nimbus's Protector Frankie Janarl Arek Behold, the Order
2.8 Redemption
Inbetween Janarl Rin
The campaign so far:

"There was an eclipse and someone opened a magical door. Many people died and magic stopped. The party went west, found a cave and Domaldi died. They then went under the Wall and Nimbus died."
   

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert. A shape with lion body and the head of a man, A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds. The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

-W.B. Yeats“The Second Coming”

   
3.1. Southwards
DM's IntroductionJanarl
3.2. Departures
FrankieJanarlCoda, Janarl
3.3. Othersiders
DM's IntroductionMohadir's VisionFrankieRin
3.4. Baba Yaga
Tiberio & Baba YagaArek & ThalazzarTiberio & Baba Yaga, SnippetsInto the Hut
3.5 Fear & Justice
DM's IntroductionTallim's TaleThe God & the Grey
3.6 The Battle of the Thala Sanat
The Double AgentBaba Yaga's Last WordNimbusNimbus 2.0Looking UpThalazzar
 

MUSE of my native land! loftiest Muse! O first-born on the mountains! by the hues Of heaven on the spiritual air begot: Long didst thou sit alone in northern grot, While yet our England was a wolfish den; Before our forests heard the talk of men; Before the first of Druids was a child;— Long didst thou sit amid our regions wild Rapt in a deep prophetic solitude. There came an eastern voice of solemn mood:—

- John Keats “Endymion

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do Two can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest number since the number one, oh

- Harry Nillson "One"

I.1 Other Paths Unfold
Gunther's Tale • Janarl's Tale - Becoming Enclave
I.2 Arek's Silver Tears 
Becoming Stone • Becoming Steel • Becoming Dwarven
I.3 Thalazzar & Tiberio
Becoming Familiar
I.4 Nimbus Becoming
Becoming Sentar • Becoming Legend
I.5 Frankie's End
Becoming Mother
   

Hear the tolling of the bells-Iron Bells! What a world of solemn thought their monody compels! In the silence of the night, How we shiver with affright At the melancholy menace of their tone! For every sound that floats From the rust within their throats Is a groan. And the people- ah, the people- They that dwell up in the steeple, All Alone And who, tolling, tolling, tolling, In that muffled monotone, Feel a glory in so rolling On the human heart a stone- They are neither man nor woman-They are neither brute nor human-They are Ghouls: And their king it is who tolls; And he rolls, rolls, rolls, Rolls A paean from the bells! And his merry bosom swells With the paean of the bells! And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the paean of the bells-Of the bells: Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the throbbing of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells- To the sobbing of the bells; Keeping time, time, time, As he knells, knells, knells, In a happy Runic rhyme, To the rolling of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells: To the tolling of the bells, Of the bells, bells, bells, bells - Bells, bells, bells- To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
                                                                                          - The Bells, Edgar Allan Poe

4.1 Assembling the Companions
DM's IntroductionTs'Elf's Recap Shadowcog's Dream Janarl
4.2 Burying a Friend
Frankie's Funeral • • Back to the Future Frankie
4.3 ???
NEXT GAME - Saturday, 18 April

ENTIRE TALE: PROLOGUE • BOOK ONE • BOOK TWOBOOK THR33 • INTERLUDE • BOOK FOUR

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