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« on: 09 July 2003, 14:52:00 »

Hmmm... it seems my writer's block has lifted. What do you all think? (And of course, I do plan on continuing this)




”For the one who wields the four Sentences of Will shall control the Tear of Áva, laying waste and chaos to the world. And the dragons will bow to him; the humans follow him; the orcs defy him; the elves fight him. And the Dream will tremble, and all will be lost... unless three arise to claim the Dragonstaff.” Quote from Cárpa’dosía, book two, “Of the Chosen”.

Chapter One: Lucaj Fari

They were all so fascinated by little tricks and magical sparks. “Showmanship! It is nothing but showmanship. Magic is as intricate and endless as the Dream itself... The flame you can produce above your palm is of the same level as the Injera in the sky – the only difference being the intensity.” One of the professors said it once, being highly annoyed with a pitiful pyromancer student. Oh, how he agreed with that. Magic was intricate... producing simple force was easy. Using your will to bend the reality of the world, on the other hand... That was POWER. And there was nothing he desired more.

These thoughts kept swirling trough his head as he went by the halls of Ximax, heading for his room located quite far away from his classroom. One of the students thought it funny to send him sprawling backwards trough the classroom today. By simple force of wind... brutal, but boring. Amusing, was it not? Well, the poor student would surely regret that, Lucaj chuckled mentally. “I almost wish I could see the next time he will use his fancy feather as a reagent to aid his spellwork. I may not even be close to manipulating reality, but I do know some things in this world.”  The feather would cause the poor students car’all to turn, creating a random effect... also known as a chaotic fizzle. With that pleasant thought, Lucaj entered his chambers, magically sealing the door behind him.

Eyeing the mess on his desk, the black ring of ash on the wall (made by a failed spell) as well as the rest of the room, one could easily conclude it to be a typical Ximaxian student’s room. However, Lucaj had no wish of changing it. Magic was chaotic – he enjoyed the chaos in his own room.

Sitting down on the floor, Lucaj quickly banished all disturbing thoughts, beginning the ritual of concentration. “I live, I breathe... and I am focused.” Those were the words starting it. Then, he sent forth the first question. “Who am I?” The thought seemed to flow into the tunnel that was He, vanishing in the dark, endless depth of his mind. But every action caused a reaction. In this case, a powerful echo, coming from the depth of his mind, “responded”. “I am Lucaj Fari, lord of my own mind, soul and body.” He knew what he was doing – the first question loosened the car’all, while the answer focused it, allowing him to control it with greater precision. As the words of the answer “faded” throughout the dark depth of his mind, the first noticeable effect came into being. Lucaj’s senses increased in power! He could feel the dry air in his room, needing fresh moisture. He could smell the parchments on the table, the smoke from the candle and even the small stench of burned tree, coming from the fireplace. And finally, he could hear.

Enjoying the sharpened senses for a moment, Lucaj focused on various things to hear, smell or feel, just to ensure that his mind would control the senses of itself, without his direct interference. He certainly didn’t need any unnecessary disturbance.

Drawing a deep breath, he proceeded to the next step of the intricate ritual. “What do I do?” Once again the question vanished into his mind, leaving no visible trace. Yet, the response was now stronger, carrying his power to the “surface” of his mind, allowing Lucaj to directly access it. “I focus...focus...focus!” A bolt of lightning flashed throughout his mind, blinding him. For a moment, Lucaj saw nothing but white light. Then, everything returned to normal... but now, he could sense the car’all within his room. He was connected with it, being a part of the Xeuá in the room, a part of the Idea. From now on, control was a life-saving ability... for if control was lost for a brief moment, he might simply lose his mind... lose himself, allowing his car’all to spread trough the room, balancing all the others to a degree. For magic seeks balance... always.

But the reward for this painful control was sweet – Lucaj could freely manipulate his car’all. It was the way to ultimate power... the power of Will.

Concentrating, he reached out with the fire part of his own car’all, touching the wood in the fireplace... shaping the desire of heat. The wood burst aflame at once, the explosive flame quickly subsiding to a pleasant fire. “That is force – the first level. Hard to restrain, but easy to guide... like a small spring. Try to restrain it, and it will flow over, finding another path. Guide it, and it will willingly take the path you offer” Those words were written on a piece of ancient parchment Lucaj had once found in the library.

It was time to advance to the second level. Gathering the car’all of fire from the burning wood, Lucaj made a flame above his hand. “Now, that is the easy part”, he thought. “Now for the hard part...” While maintaining the tiny flame, he applied the Idea of Wind to the flame. The fire became transparent... And vanished, draining almost all of his mental energy. “Damn it! I still lack the necessary control. But I WILL make it”, he thought angrily, stirring his car’all even more, quickly losing control. He had to end the trance now... otherwise, he might be unable to return.

“Who am I?” Now, the question did not go into the depths of his mind. Instead, it “spread” itself over the room. He was so many things... the fire, the book, the candle... so many things connected with him. “No! I must focus... I am Lucaj Fari, lord of my own mind, soul and body!” The echoing answer rang clearly trough the room, sharpening his mind and giving him enough control to end the ritual. “What do I do?” The question encircled everything in connection with him, “highlighting” the bonds. “I return...return...return!” With a psychic snap, he was once again back, disconnected from the rest of the room, and his car’all still whole.

Heaving himself up from the floor, he paced along the room, the anger still present in his mind. “What is keeping me from advancing? Why does it always fizzle when I am about to accomplish the second level? I am in complete control all the way up, and then it just... FIZZLES!” The anger became too strong. He had to release it... now.  

Swiftly striding up to his desk, Lucaj eyed his goal: A fine knife with a strangely carved hilt. The anger boiled trough him, searing his soul and clouding his mind. In one swift motion, Lucaj grabbed the knife, slashing it across his bare hand. The sharp pain and the freshly drawn blood calmed him – the anger was released. Panting heavily, Lucaj sat down on his bed, the knife still in his hand, blood slowly dripping from the blade. Absentmindedly wiping the blood away with the sleeve of his robe, Lucaj recalled the first time he had done this. It was terrifying, and yet, it gave so much comfort... It did more good than bad, and the small injuries did not cause any major discomfort. It was, he reasoned, a good way of disposing his anger.

He kept thinking of recent events that needed “sorting” inside his mind, absently twirling the knife in his hand. Time passed, and the late afternoon soon turned into late evening. And as much as Lucaj desired to attempt the ritual again, he dared not. The last fiasco still hung heavily on him, and the mental energy lost in the fizzle was still not recovered. He would wait – haste would only bring more problems. But he wasn’t sleepy yet... being a nighttime person, Lucaj seldom went to sleep before the night was fully settled in.

“Ah well, might just do the best out of it.” Lucaj rose from the bed, and returned the knife back to the drawer. Grabbing a new candle as well as a scroll of empty parchment, he exited his room, heading for the great library.  

Chapter Two: Memories

At the great library, everything was as it should be – quiet. A few students were sitting in a group behind one of the tables, parchments and books carelessly scattered around on top of it and thick clouds of bluish smoke hanging just above it. The students were eagerly discussing something in hushed voices, but Lucaj could not make anything out of the few pieces he heard – and he did not desire it, either. He was in no mood to be discussing anything – even if he was allowed to.

Looking lazily trough the books on the shelf, Lucaj wasn’t really aware of the titles. If something that he desired to read right now would pass his eyes, he would know of it. Several minutes passed in the search... there! His eyes stopped on a dusty book, without any readable title, written somewhere in the long since gone elven empire, Fá’áv’cál’ár... at least judging by the language, it was. Well, Lucaj knew styrash... not very good at speaking it, but he could read this book. Read, smoke, and remember...

Two years had passed since he was enrolled to the Academy... In two weeks, it would be two years. And even back then, he did not care for simple force. Force was for the brutes... it was not challenging. It contained no knowledge, and could easily be deflected, or even reflected back. At least in a place where magic was all that mattered. Force was force – whether magical or physical. It was the first thing he had learnt, and it gave him the strength to go on. Being an outcast certainly taught one a great deal... Blessed with the gift of magic, Lucaj quickly learnt how to defend himself against physical force... and in the Academy, he had to learn defence against magical force. But after that was done with, new realizations dawned upon him.

At first, he was fascinated by all the knowledge in the Academy. But as his own knowledge of magic advanced, Lucaj became more interested in the arcane arts, the ones not officially taught at the Academy. Everyone here seemed to treat magic as a science... as something that could be taught by simple spell formulas. “Speak a few words, throw a pinch of this and a handful of that up in the air, and there you go!” Lucaj said that once, after a student managed to produce a chaotic fizzle out of a simple fire spell. That essentially summarized the way of magic at the Academy... and it was nothing compared to the ancient art of Xeuá.

It was in his second year... by that time, Lucaj was already known as the “archfreak”. But also, by that time he knew how to defend himself. Most of those who harassed him stopped after a series of incidents... involving fire, constant fizzles, and other unpleasant things constantly happening to them. But he did not care about it back then, and neither did he now. However, it was tiring over time, disturbing and annoying, like a fly buzzing around your head. Thus, Lucaj made them stop. But he held no grudge against them... sure, he had been angry, but holding grudges was no good for anyone.


As these memories passed trough his head, Lucaj kept lazily reading the book, which appeared to be a diary of a mage who once practiced the powerful art of Ecua. Speaking of books, Lucaj always liked to read... and it was his passion for ancient texts that helped him to achieve power in magic.

It was a very old, dusty parchment he once found in the unorganised section of the library. It was black around the edges and on the lower half, as if someone had tried to burn it once. However, it was way too old to at all be readable so many years later – meaning it was somehow enchanted. A rather powerful enchantment... and Lucaj could still recite the words written on it:

“The first level is Force, the solid, brutal, and material. It is hard to restrain, but easy to guide... like a small spring. Try to restrain it, and it will flow over, finding another path. Guide it, and it will willingly take the path you offer.

The second level is the Idea, the unreal, the virtual, and the non-existent. It holds no power of itself, yet it can guide the force, greatly magnifying or weakening it. Try to use it on it’s own, and you will find yourself deluded. But surrender it to the force, and you will find your skills augmented.

The third level is Will, the defensive and the offensive. It can do nothing on it’s own, but it is the only thing to control the two others. It is the man making the wall, to guide the shaped force, to control it.

The final level is Emotion, the chaotic, the changing, the destructive and the creating. It is the key to the ultimate power – for while Will controls, Emotion combines the three into one. Only with Emotion does magic achieve it’s true might.

These are the four Sentences of Will – the key to ultimate power. For the one...”


The parchment became impossible to read after that – somehow, somebody managed to destroy a part of it once, despite its powerful enchantment. But Lucaj did not care about that – he had seen enough. From other books, he deduced this to be a very ancient form of Xeuá... and for the last five months he has been trying to learn this magic. Some results were obvious, but for the last month, Lucaj could not advance further. Something held him back from applying an Idea to the Force he created. It was... annoying, sometimes even frustrating. Like today... it went perfectly fine until the last step. “It is as something, or maybe someone is holding me back” – Lucaj thought wearily. He would still try tomorrow, but he had already lost count on how many times he had tried it before.

Glancing across the room, he noticed that the students behind the nearby table had already left. And as the smoke after them already managed to clear up, it was likely to be late night now. Rising from his chair, Lucaj stretched the numb muscles, yawning lazily. It did him no good to keep musing on all the failures. And if it did nothing good, one should not do it. That was his philosophy, and he would stick to it.

After putting the book back into the shelf, Lucaj headed back to his chambers. He was tired – the annoying memories of pains far back in the past still fresh in his mind. And the fact that a hard day of study awaited tomorrow didn’t exactly add to his already low happiness. On top of that, a hard day of study would leave him too exhausted to attempt another ritual. “Well, you cannot change it, old man... so you better prepare to face it” – Lucaj said to himself while walking past the empty halls of Ximax.

Entering his chamber, Lucaj immediately felt better. It was about the only place where he could be safe, where he did not need to keep his defences up. Without fear... No, starting thinking about this again wouldn’t do well. As Lucaj made himself ready for bed, he banished all the disturbing thoughts from his mind, finally escaping into the blissful peace of sleep.



Come on, people... I desperately want some comments!


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« Reply #1 on: 10 July 2003, 15:51:00 »

That is so cool! :D

Especially the 'trance' bit, it sounds so philosophical.;)  I couldn't find anything to be corrected, so I'll have to leave that to others... Now quickly get the next chapter done so I can read on!:lol

Oh, and I'm making this comment in the hopes of getting one myself for my next bit of Avaesthoría translation.;)  You may think a day waiting for comments is long - well I didn't get any in an entire week!:rolleyes  

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« Reply #2 on: 11 July 2003, 09:30:00 »

It reads good, Silfer, but I'm a magic fool, so can't comment it :-(

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« Reply #3 on: 11 July 2003, 12:09:00 »

Well, I am myself a magic expert... more or less. So my magic in this story is OOC, however, it IS a story. Not a compendium entry... And I am being creative... as Arti told me... I can't wait till he sees the non-existing and Off-topic quote from Carpa'dosia though But anyway, thanks for the comments, you two. Really made my day... *does the "someone commented on my story" dance*  On the other hand, I wonder if there are any parts that can use soem sort of editing? Or is this perfect *grin*


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« Reply #4 on: 11 July 2003, 11:54:00 »

Well, I'm also completely clueless when it comes to magic, but I am confused on one point: You say "Magic was chaotic", but later you say "Magic seeks balance". Don't these contradict in some way or other? Or is it just me not having a clue about magic?

And what quote from the Cárpa'Dosía do you mean?

Edit: Sorry, me blind and dumb. Should have spotted it, it being right at the beginning and all...:rolleyes  

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« Reply #5 on: 11 July 2003, 12:55:00 »

First of all its a very nice read, Silfer, definitely makes curious for further chapters:)

Of course there are also some problems from my point of view, so I mention them here:

1.) Your "Of Naught" reference can't be kept. When we talked about a reference you said you might add a reference to the Avaesthoría (Book of Paths, Eyrin's story), so I said that this would generally be possible if you can come up with an idea how to make a dragonstaff reference somehow. But you quoted from the "Cárpa'dosía", the most ancient elven myth existing, and especially the lost book, "Of Naught" which exclusively deals with highly philosophical issues of gods, ideas and principles. And an item like a dragonstaff just doesn't fit there at all.

2.) I don't know in which direction the story will go and therefore I'm pretty unsure what kind of "mage" you describe as your main character. What I get from reading is: He's still in the Academy, is harassed by other students and harasses others, so he seems pretty young and still learning. On the other hand he casts a fire spell, then a wind spell, which is not possible unless you're a Xeuá mage. And you say that he doesn't need any formulas, reagents etc. Well, I don't know if you want to make the guy a magical genius, someone who naturally has can handle xeuá etc. Like Pug in Feist's books for example as far as I remember, so that he simply tries to discover his abilities and is much further than others (maybe that's why he's reading books at the library etc.?) But if this is so, then you'd need to point that out much more clearly. E.g. where he got his meditation rituals etc. Does he want to hide this abilities from his teachers? Why?

3.) Some words are a bit off, e.g. I'm sure you wouldn't say "apartment" in the Academy, and also "e.g." doesn't fit into a story. Also the sentence "Lucaj could manipulate his car’all without reagents or spell formulas, and thus be free of artificial limitations imposed by e.g. a spell formula" seems a bit as if copied from the magical section, I'm sure you could say that more mysteriously and intriguing for the reader, not so "technically", "fact-stating".

Aside from these issues the general storytelling is very fine:)  


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« Reply #6 on: 11 July 2003, 13:06:00 »

The eg. part is definitely off, 'artificial sounds a bit scientific, other than that the sentence is okay. Maybe you should drop the second part of the sentence "..., and thus be free from artificial limitations..."

By the way, apart from the fact Arti says quoting the Avaesthoría won't work, you stated "Of Naught" was twelve, where it is actually Chapter 8.:p

The Dragonstaff is not as old as old as the first Axhaí who wrote the book, is it?

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« Reply #7 on: 11 July 2003, 14:39:00 »

hi,
well...let's just say. I really don't get it. it is in a kind of way similar to thai monks, no ......really :D
and this part of you, the santharian (hope i've spelled it right) is completely new to me, this really is very important to you, isn't it. a fantasy world if it only could be true

smootchie :p  Cath  

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« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2003, 14:42:00 »

*points up* That was a friend of mine. *shudders* My secret santharian identity is revealed to the public? Oh, no... *casts a spell to clean that info out of Cath's mind* There.


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« Reply #9 on: 11 July 2003, 15:46:00 »

There is a contradiction in that entry, then:

"The most renown as well as mysterious myth in this context is the legendary twelvth chapter of the elven myth of creation, the Cárpa'dosía."
Santharian Compendium, Armageddon

The Cárpa'dosían chapter is titled somewhat irritating "Of Naught".
Santharian Compendium, Armageddon

In Chapter VIII [eight] this early notion of Avá is intensified, but the thought is moved away from the High Goddess to another level the author calls the "Naught".
Santharian Compendium, Armageddon

I rather believe the latter, because in the entry on the Cárpa'Dosía it says:

VIII. Of Naught (Of the Burning Children)
Santharian Compendium, Cárpa'Dosía

Also, I have the German version of the Carpa, which has the following chapter titles:

I   -Of the Dream of Dreams
II  -Of the Aér'ai'chanía
III -Of the Gods/Aviaría
IV  -Of the Titans
V   -Of the Tree of Life
Up to this, it's corresponding to the site entry. Now, something strange happens.
VI  -Of the Face of Night (on the site "Of the Children)
VII -Of the Cognition of Avá (on the site "Of Esh'Avá)
VIII-Enquerathón (on the site "Of Naught")

There is obviously an incongruity there, and we'll have to ask Arti concerning that; I assume he made the thing.

Oh, and, concerning the Dragonstaff one, indeed there was no date given, besides that it must have been before the Fall of Ximax and the War of the Chosen. Book II of the Carpa mentions the War, maybe the Dragonstaff might have played a role in it...

And why did no one check through that entry closely? It says Falhan discovered it, then it says he made it. Falhan is a ranger, a master craftsman, and a mage of great power. Quite a career, eh?

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« Reply #10 on: 12 July 2003, 04:20:00 »

I would have written a lot more, but apparently (I ALWAYS have trouble spelling this word) most of what i was about to say has been stated before. (come on guys, last night there were only 2 replies; I said to myself: "Why not be the third one and write and write and write again?" Today when i woke up.... Anyway this is the direction of my comments: (pleeease, I really don't want to furiate anyone, in fact i really enjoyed the story [side note: i have to contact Xarl urgently (a funny thing though - i know how weird it sounds, but - i was shocked when i saw the magic page + his nickname. I had almost the exact thing written in story form, and the main character's name was... you guess it. that happens A LOT to me, i wonder why...) (I probably lost where these () begin and end but one more thing need I to add: Sometimes i don't notice that what i write sounds arrogant, so pleeease don't you all attack me as soon as this post is up)

Silfer, starting from "They were all fascinated..." can you letter/number the paragraphs (for yourself) so you'll see which one i'm talking about? thanks

So: (sorry for the delay >D )

a) In P2(paragraph) I believe as Arti (sorry, i don't remember your full name :o ) pointed out needs further explanation and details. (sorry, guess this again *rolls eyes* sounds arrogant, doesnt' it?)

b) There are a few spelling errors I noticed (ironically, I’ve already made about  a thousand by now), nothing big but... [such as: trough, highlightening.]

c) i agree with others, e.g. could be changed

d) In p6 "I focus... focus... focus..." (this is probably style but...) shouldn't it more represent the idea of 'becoming one'? (it already stands for that, i know, i meant the choice of words) since later in p9 it is "i return..." and states the breaking of bonds with the rest of the room?

e)I agree with Arancaytar, 'magic seeks balance' and 'magic is chaotic' doesn't go with each other... for in nature (some chemistry concept) there is the "less energy, maximum chaos" law. you're a bit confused? it stands for the same thing? Not really. The atoms (i'm referring to the modern world however, due to the nature of the real aura (since it is the basic of santharian magic) it in fact is quite similar) yes, the atoms seek balance by spending the least energy they can (as soon as i have time i'm planning to write an essay/story on this (magical laws) if Arti and Xarl permits). Meaning that when they are created (if not artificially) they are in a chaotic environment (my- will be explained later- 'Chaos is the law of nature' magick theory). To make things easier think of the atom/aura particles as a part of the ‘idea of "order"’ thrown into chaos. It cannot stand the environment yet cannot exist without it. (the law of opposing forces) So it can either:

1-        change its surroundings, making them like itself. (requires a lot of energy and is seen VERY rare)
2-        seek balance and serenity inside (which is why the Buddhist teachings refer to the journey to one’s self) – this is the common thing regarding energy (as you’ve partly stated in p6: “That is force – the first level…”

PS: (please give some more time to explain this before you reply to the magic part. I know it doesn’t make sense yet, but if Arti and Xarl allows I’m planning to write an essay/story on this)

PS: I may be repeating myself, for electricity was cut off for the 4th time since I began writing this, I’m completely mixed up now  :lol

f) As Arti states in p7, what he accomplishes is far beyond his powers (he does it too easily) imo.

g) Since it’s the Middle Ages (is it?) maybe you transform the dia/monologues into old English? (for instance in p8, “Damn it….”)

h) Also in p8 (this probably also is a matter of style) I would refer to the trance as a meditation for there is a fine line between them.

i) in p11, how he releases his anger is quite unique, I especially liked the part about the pros and cons of the technique (reminds me of a few things ;)  ) But maybe you would also consider this: Again, if we were to implement the Law of Opposites:

- A plus and a plus make two plusses (more intense). However in order to neutralize something you need its opposite (a plus and a minus equals to zero)

What I’m trying to say is boxing when angry only makes you angrier (it makes you feel well, but that’s only because you don’t want to let go of anger’s grip), however swimming for example calms you.

j) What do they do in the Academy? Why does he have so much free time, and why isn’t he disrupted (he says the slightest distraction could cause his death and he doesn’t even lock the door)? Maybe you could make a schedule of what ppl do in the Academy? (that’s something the history of the Academy lacks imo)


When you take a closer look at the story though….. it’s brilliant. Hope I wasn’t too annoying…

Coren

PS: I have to contact Arti, yet... how?
PS: When are people usually online (and how does one understand if ppl are) since i live in a country faaaaaaaaar away and have trouble finding people on the net.:rolleyes  

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« Reply #11 on: 12 July 2003, 10:58:00 »

Hmm... Interesting post, Coren. And depsite it being irrelevant - who are you? (As in- are you a santharian I know under a new name, or a new santharian?)

Now, on to your comments:

P2: It will get more explanations... later. Do not judge everything by the first chapter - already in chapter two more things will be revealed. I only made this first chapter general, to get a start beyond the usual "character introduction"

highlightening - my word spellchecker advised me to put this in two word... however, I am fairly certain it is written that way.

E.g. and such- yes, already done.. and I will keep ym eyes peeled for those.

Well, what he does and what he says do not have to be same... the words are merely a thing to concentrate- they could be anyhting.

*arrogance waring* I care nothing for physics and chemistry here... magic is chaotic, IMHO, as in- it always seeks balance... thus the elements are constantly striving to achieve balance... earth wants to become wind, and wind to become earth... thus, it makes chaos.


On the "he is too powerful" thing - are you from the RPG? '
Not that it matters, however, he accomplsihes only to make frie to his fireplace (a simple fire spell) He ATTEMPTS a wind spell, but he fails. Why do you not see it, everyone? *shakes head*


And NO, no old english here. I do not see the need for it... aside form making things more ununderstandable.

On the anger thing: Well, I personally find that sometimes releasing your anger is much better thna claming... He is angry, he wants to soemhow express it, as it burns in him.

What they do in the academy and such- well... he doesnt lock the door - I will change that. However, the academy is off my  head, and well... he returned in late afternoon... that would be about what... 6 PM? 7? i dont think that it is much free time, considering they are up since early moring...


Many, many thanks for the comments -  I really like that kind of critique... and i know i agree to only few of your things, but that is because I put a lopt of thought into this.

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BTW, what did you mean by this:

(a funny thing though - i know how weird it sounds, but - i was shocked when i saw the magic page + his nickname. I had almost the exact thing written in story form, and the main character's name was... you guess it. that happens A LOT to me, i wonder why...)
 


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« Reply #12 on: 12 July 2003, 11:30:00 »

BTW, Silfer: "highlightening" is meant to be "highlighting"  


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« Reply #13 on: 12 July 2003, 11:51:00 »

*and he posts just to tell me that... what aobut everyhting else I asked of you here?


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« Reply #14 on: 12 July 2003, 13:04:00 »

@ Aran: Well, the chapter titles of the Cárpa'dosía are still a bit work in progress, for now we'll just stick to what the Compendium says, which should be 8 (will correct 12).

Well, and concerning Falhan: This was discussed before the entry went up, and it was finally changed that he only found the staff, not made it, but obviously not all references to the "making" have been removed. Will do that.

@ Silfer: Well, don't know of any other book you could make a reference, but you could keep it vague when refering to a myth concerning the War of the Chosen, where the Dragonstaff could have played a role. Maybe re-reading the dragonstaff entry might bring an idea or two.

Another more medieval word for apartment: "abode" or "chamber" perhaps?

And I don't know when the dragonstaff was created - I thought you might shed some light into the affair:b  


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