The second instalment in Schiri's eventful life (he has no lines, but oh, well). I think I like this one a little better than the first, but it's still a bit choppy - all suggestions for a less disjointed narrative more than welcome ...
And so ends the tale of the young not-really-Paladin. Finally. Thank goodness. (Mods: All translations at bottom of page. All illustrations done in 'Poser 5' with shipped figures/materials from Poser 5 and Poser 5 Content CD. RDNA's SkyDome and GilaMonster's Robes also used in certain renders.)
The second half of Kiraleen's search for her son. All opinions, suggestions on this, particularly the ending, are welcomed (read: pleaded for). ;)
Pallena, the lady of a small holding, chooses to throw support behind the Old Queen in her royal war with her husband - and soon finds her castle besieged by the angered King. With only a noncommittal winterknight sent by the Old Queen to help, has Pallena really chosen the right side? Written for Cecily, who draws frighteningly bright-eyed Acarthians, and happens to like albinos and winterish things. The main inspiration for this story, though, actually came from a brief conversation we once had about a certain fantasy profession. You'll see which. The pace is far too muddled as I read it through now, and there are two sentences where I tried experimenting with new sort of clause pattern things which I've now decided I don't like (challenge: find them XD) but I hope you enjoy anyway. Er, especially you, Cecily, since that was the point. *crosses fingers* ;) Updated: You can now see Cecily's sketch of Tintauri here ... I'll make it an inline illustration next time I update ... *beams*
'Not too long after that, he was on his own and very, very scared ...' (Mods: All translations at bottom of page. All illustrations done in 'Poser 5' with shipped figures/materials from Poser 5 and Poser 5 Content CD. RDNA's SkyDome and GilaMonster's Robes also used in certain renders.)
Behold! My 400th Comment Prize for the goodly Ms. Chaos, who has an unfathomable liking for Schiri: a -second- look into my pet Dark Elf's thoroughly nasty mind! (The first is in Chapter 8 of 'Soulfire Seeking', for those who don't know, or those who'd like to avoid it after reading this.) This scene is fairly self-contained (I hope!), but I'll give you a rough background - it's set at the beginning of my second book, 'Soulfire Summoning', and depicts a scene from the book that is actually shown from -Nuan's- perspective. I just thought I'd give Schiri the floor for this one. Yeah, it was a dumb idea. He really is pretty nasty, isn't he? Anyway ... here it is! Hope you like it, Erin! :D (Oh, and a couple of translations ... 'felivrin' is Dark Elven for 'damned/accursed', and 'Aylgrir' is the Northern name for Schiri, meaning - astonishingly enough - 'Grey-eyes'!)
The gripping conclusion of yet another unbelievable adventure. 'How did this girl ever pass High School English?' you cry. We may never know. There are many questions left in this mysterious conclusion, as you'll see. Oh, and has anyone spotted the Stupidest Pun Ever yet? I'm waiting to see if anyone does ... :P
One by one, places and ways to hide are running out for Tal, and the only choices left are hardly choices at all ...
This is one of a number of story challenges I've done for a writing community I'm a member of - Talechasing. That's where most of my stuff on the fae goes, so some of my shiny Elfwood regulars probably won't be familiar with them. Some may have read that monster 'Blackberries' - this is set about four hundred and fifty years further back. Without further ado, then - introducing the rather word-tricky Cochalyon, a prince of the year-shifter fae, and the rather sneaky Queen Yurahaina of the moon fae. They amuse me. I hope they amuse you too. ^_-
This is just me reposting 'Dragonmakers', the lovely Anne Whitver's comment prize. I can't remember what the magic number was, but anyway, it was much appreciated. ;D I hope you like the new stuff, Anne! For those good people who've read this in my LJ, there are only a few very superficial changes in this new version (mainly to Samarra's character), but a second chapter will probably follow soon ... ish. And if anyone has more suggestions about characterisations, please, I'm all ears!