TEXTS WRITTEN BY RAYNE AVALOTUS

ADVENTURE OF THE NORTHERN SHADOW - THE LADY OF CHRYNNA DABNEY

 

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THE LADY OF CHRYNNA DABNEY

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- I: Arrival at Chrynna Dabney 5

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- II: Dinner with Lord Valfort 4

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- III: The Last Duchess 4

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- IV: The Walk Through the Gardens 4

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- V: Late Autumn Sunlight 5

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- VI: The West Wing 3

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- VII: The Castle Alight 4

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- VIII: The Pit and the Poison 4

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- IX: Edmond's Confession 4

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- X: Death in the Castle 3

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- XI: The Secret of Chrystine 6

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ADVENTURE OF THE NORTHERN SHADOW

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- Chapter I 11

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- Chapter II 10

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- Chapter III 9

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- Chapter IV 10

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- Chapter V 10

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- Chapter VI 9

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- Chapter VII 9

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Adventure of the Northern Shadow
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A shadow has descended upon the once proud Academy of Ximax. Young mages have begun falling into a deep sleep from which they cannot be woken. Five powerful archmages set out for the north in search of the dark force stealing their students into sleep. Along the way, they will meet friends and companions who will aid them on their journey, and discover a dark and terrible power that will test all their strength. Return to the top
 

Chapter I
CHAPTER I 11 PAGES
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The Sleep is spreading; mages in, not only Ximax, but other cities are also falling into the Sleep. A contentious debate among the Archmage council ends with the resolve that five members will begin the journey to find the source of the Sleep, and the journey begins. Return to the top
 

Chapter II
CHAPTER II 10 PAGES
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With a new guide to lead them, the group of mages continue their journey north, heading into the treacherous Tandala Mountains. They are joined by an unlikely (and unwanted) minstrel. Return to the top
 

Chapter III
CHAPTER III 9 PAGES
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Through the help of a lady of the dragons, the travelers continue their journey beyond the mountains. In a recluse Kuglimz village, they find an unlikely ally who comes to join them on their quest. Return to the top
 

Chapter IV
CHAPTER IV 10 PAGES
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The travelers arrive in the forest of the Injerin, where they are given a gift and a riddle. As arrive in the Port town of Darooth, they find both answers and familiar faces. However, they realize that pursuit of the shadow is sending them into treacherous lands. Return to the top
 

Chapter V
CHAPTER V 10 PAGES
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The group heads north, but while on the seas, are attacked by a strange darkness. They’re journey becomes even more dangerous, and they must rely on both the goodwill of others and one another. Return to the top
 

Chapter VI
CHAPTER VI 9 PAGES
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The adventurers journey into the mists, and there face perilous dangers, nightmarish creatures, and unseen terrors. However, they know the worst is yet to come. Return to the top
 

Chapter VII
CHAPTER VII 9 PAGES
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The cause of the Sleep is revealed, but will the adventurers be able to stop it? Return to the top
 

The Lady of Chrynna Dabney
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Rose Derindan, at 22, has never seen a place so grand as Chrynna Dabney castle, where she is to live as the new wife to Duke Demond Valfort. However, she soon realizes that the castle and its residents are still haunted by the strange and mysterious death of the late duchess. When things go from strange to deadly, Rose resolves to find the truth. Return to the top
 

Chapter I: Arrival at Chrynna Dabney
CHAPTER I: ARRIVAL AT CHRYNNA DABNEY 5 PAGES
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Rose Darindan, the daughter of a graven, arrives at the Chrynna Dabney Castle to wed the widowed duke, Edmond Valfort, but finds things not as she expected. Return to the top
 

Chapter II: Dinner with Lord Valfort
CHAPTER II: DINNER WITH LORD VALFORT 4 PAGES
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Rose dines with Duke Edmond Valfort, her husband-to-be, and while she discovers him to be kind and warm, she notices a strange sadness about him. She wonders if he may still be sad for the loss of his late wife, Chrystine. Return to the top
 

Chapter III: The Last Duchess
CHAPTER III: THE LAST DUCHESS 4 PAGES
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After finding a friend with Fillona, the apprentice cook, Rose learns more about late duchess of the castle and the peculiarities marking her death, and the death of her parents. Return to the top
 

Chapter IV: The Walk through the Gardens
CHAPTER IV: THE WALK THROUGH THE GARDENS 4 PAGES
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Following the wedding, Rose walks with her new husband through the gardens, who offers her good advice. Return to the top
 

Chapter V: Late Autumn Sunlight
CHAPTER V: LATE AUTUMN SUNLIGHT 5 PAGES
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Emboldened after her conversation with Edmond, Rose befriends with the grounds-keeper stable-boy, and learns more about the mysterious Chrystine. Return to the top
 

Chapter VI: The West Wing
CHAPTER VI: THE WEST WING 3 PAGES
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A winter storm keeps Edmond away from the forest, and the servants and Rose contained within the castle. When she secretly enters the West Wing, she suffers a frightening encounter with Ferka. Return to the top
 

Chapter VII: The Castle Alight
CHAPTER VII: THE CASTLE ALIGHT 4 PAGES
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Determined to be assertive as the new Duchess of the castle, Rose demands that the curtains, which had so long been drawn, be opened to welcome Edmond back home. However, Edmond's reaction is not what she anticipates. Return to the top
 

Chapter VIII: The Pit and the Poison
CHAPTER VIII: THE PIT AND THE POISON 4 PAGES
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After a couple suspicious events, Rose learns with horror that someone is trying to harm or kill her. Despite her fear, she insists these events be kept secret, particularly from Edmond, who has become reticent. Return to the top
 

Chapter IX: Edmond's Confession
CHAPTER IX: EDMOND'S CONFESSION 4 PAGES
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In a walk along the forest, Edmond reveals to Rose not only why he has been so quiet, but the awful truth about the character and murder of the last Duchess. After another incident injures Edmond, Rose reveals to Edmond her own secrets. Return to the top
 

Chapter X: Death in the Castle
CHAPTER X: DEATH IN THE CASTLE 3 PAGES
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Edmond and Rose take all precautions, fearing that someone in the castle may be trying to harm Rose. However, when an attempt on Rose’s life results in the death of a friend, she resolves to learn the truth of Chrystine, once and for all. Return to the top
 

Chapter XI: The Secret of Chrystine
CHAPTER XI: THE SECRET OF CHRYSTINE 6 PAGES
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Rose finally gets her hands on Chrystine’s diary, and learns the truth about what has haunted the castle for so long. Return to the top
 

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