Unexpected help

We did it right. My other half said that if he’d been a really nasty GM, he’d have made the ‘weak links’ break and/or betray us, but we were doing so well at that point that it would have complicated matters needlessly. Enough complications as it was. I-the-player was thinking…

A king’s dilemma

This is long; it was hard; I may have made some mistakes because I stopped taking notes after Raisse had gone to see the Khas. Also, it doesn’t really end because all the endings I wrote were cheesy. The story, and Athal’s dilemma, isn’t finished yet anyway. Athal has discovered…

Priest of the Earth

A slow start after the holidays. We started off doing administrivia –translating what we’ve been learning since we left Valdis into skill points– and Athal turned out to have picked up three points of Iss-Peranian, enough to talk like a pirate tourist phrasebook. Also, more warcraft than he thought he…

Not shipwrecked, but the ship is wrecked

We went to bed at 2:45. Couldn’t stop when Raisse’s player was supposed to go and catch the last train, because it was in the middle of a storm; couldn’t stop when it was a reasonable bedtime (just past midnight) because it was in the middle of a battle. Finished…

Events in Essle

Hard to find a title for this that doesn’t give the whole story away. I wrote part of this in longhand on the train to Utrecht, six pages, four of which standing up. If our son had been born anywhere except Essle, he would have been called Radan. But he’s…

Erday is fallen, to rise no more

Wow, that was powerful. I was getting a bit impatient with Athal because he was reluctant to use his abilities, but I think he’s over that now. It seems to be my destiny to make towns disappear. But more about that later. We had the entertainment, and I did play…

Kingly business

The first thing I did was to call Janam Isal. I felt him finish what he was doing first –good!– but when he arrived, he was much more deferential than before the Iss-Peranian delegation was here. It seems to rub off that they treat me so much like a king:…

A play, and various visitors

Athal is not very coherent about what happened and especially in what order things happened. Also, he’s squeamish about the children. I’m cautious myself: parts of this will be very brief. A day full of events, and it’s as if I was dreaming all of them. Except the play, which…

The envoy arrives

It rambles; perhaps it has factual errors. But Athal’s recollection is, understandably, blurry. I ought to be thanking all the gods on my knees that I can tell this story, but I’m too stiff and sore right now to do it. Well, let me tell it from the beginning. It…

Messengers

Okay, I’ve found a voice. It’s mostly Athal’s (hence first person), but a bit more detached than the bit I wrote in Dutch and got stalled on. I blame it on ascribe it to the character questionnaire. Also, it’s not in Dutch, so the whole world (well, almost) can read…