The Family Line Part 114 – The Father of Evil

The Family Line Part 114 – The Father of Evil

Dec 22, 2016

Part 114 – The Father of Evil Smoke filled the room of the Inn of the Prancing Pony. Many patrons of the inn smoked their pipes as they loudly laughed and ate to their heart’s desires. They drank too. Many mugs of ale flowed into the room as the lady server brought mugs and mugs of them their drinks. Barlamin too brought many mugs of ale to the patrons as there...

The Family Line Part 113 – The Girl in Red

The Family Line Part 113 – The Girl in Red

Dec 15, 2016

Part 113 – The Girl in Red The morning in Bree was a misty gray one. Heavy fog fell upon the village and not could be seen further than only a few a few yards. They wet air hung heavy on all in the village as it felt as if a great sinister cloud fell upon the whole land of Bree as even the farmers in the lands surrounding Bree, Combe, Staddle, Archet, and...

The Family Line Part 112 – Cleansing the Village

The Family Line Part 112 – Cleansing the Village

Dec 8, 2016

Part 112 – Cleansing the Village The day was bright and the clouds were drifting along the sky. The sun had risen like it had many times before, bright and beautiful, clear and warm. The morning was a crisp cool morning in Bree-land. The green grasses and trees were just as bright as ever and the flowers bloomed with radiant colors. Yellows, greens, blues and...

The Family Line Part 111 – A Daring Plan

The Family Line Part 111 – A Daring Plan

Dec 1, 2016

Part 111 – A Daring Plan The hour was late, past midnight it was. The streets of the village of Bree were empty, save a few watchmen who roamed the cobblestone streets. They carried with them torches and brought with them their dogs. They bore red shirts over silver mail that stretched midway down their arms. The symbols on the front of which was a shield with...

The Family Line Part 110 – Tidings of Bree

The Family Line Part 110 – Tidings of Bree

Nov 24, 2016

Part 110 – Tidings of Bree The atmosphere in the dining hall was noisy; thick with smoke of the patron’s pipes. The smoke lingered at the ceiling of the dining hall as it wafted up from their pipes while the patrons gingerly talked and laughed through the evening. The server, a woman who carried four or five of mugs of beer in each hand, hurried through the...

The Family Line Part 109 – The Path to Combe

The Family Line Part 109 – The Path to Combe

Nov 17, 2016

Part 109 – The Path to Combe. The morning was cool in the valley beside Weathertop. Over the night, the fire had gone out as the wood had been exhausted of all its fuel. No droplets of dew had collected on the dry blades of grass or the leaves of the nearby trees. The dirt below the company was dry and loose. Some portions of it were cracked, choked of all...

The Family Line Part 108 – The Dream Before the Awakening

The Family Line Part 108 – The Dream Before the Awakening

Nov 10, 2016

Part 108 – The Dream Before the Awakening “Where were you?” Theomin asked loudly to the man who had helped him before. “You needed to do it yourself,” the man said. “There are many uses of the staff. Some are skills that you use yourself, and some you can already allow the staff to do. But there are also other ways to use the staff besides the use of force. You...

The Family Line Part 107 – Skills That Where Lost

The Family Line Part 107 – Skills That Where Lost

Nov 3, 2016

Part 107 – Skills That Where Lost “Your skills as a staff wielding lore-master are already present,” the man said to Theomin as they traveled north in the planes of Fasach-Larran. “As a young man, you became adept in lore while your brethren became adept at swordplay. Not bad were you at swordplay because of the master swordsman your instructor was, but your...

The Family Line Part 106 – Many Dreams

The Family Line Part 106 – Many Dreams

Oct 27, 2016

Part 106 – Many Dreams Clouds emanated light as they gathered around Theomin as small spheres of light encircled him. They enclosed on him and in moments he felt he was lifted up from where he was. Behind the clouds that encircled him was an empty sky. Below he could see earth far below and all around was the horizon of the earth. It looked as though it was an...

Embers of Hope Prologue II: Old Friends, New Connections

             When he awoke, Zaradanoric had no idea where he was. Opening his eyes, he saw a large piece of leather supported by branches. As his eyes slowly roved the tent the events that had occurred before he blacked out flooded his mind. He sat up and looked around for people. as he did one of the Earth-Kin entered the tent; he appeared to be a healer of...

The Family Line Part 105 – Bittersweet Escape

The Family Line Part 105 – Bittersweet Escape

Oct 20, 2016

Part 105 – Bittersweet Escape Chaos engulfed the cave as it seemed all the cave was falling down on the seven surviving members of the company. They rushed through the tunnels up the steps that led out of the ancient elven city. The city that had once stayed quiet and preserved for thousands of years but which was being destroyed. Up the steps and out, the...

The Family Line Part 104 – Seal the Doors

The Family Line Part 104 – Seal the Doors

Oct 13, 2016

Part 104 – Seal the Doors The sick sound of slashed bodies splashing into the muck of the black pools of black pitch filled the chamber as Magla, Sergee, Eotheron and Estonethiel fought the dark creatures relentlessly spilling down on them from all sides. During the fight, Theomin spilled out phials of various potions that Estonethiel gave him and refilled them...

The Family Line Part 103 – A Bridge Before the Storm

The Family Line Part 103 – A Bridge Before the Storm

Oct 6, 2016

Part 103 – Bridge Before the Storm “There’s one behind you,” yelled Eleswith to Magla over all the growls and sloshing sounds of the sludge in the chamber which also echoed terribly. The clangs and smashes of the weapons only added to the loud sounds as the group of six tried to fend off the evil creatures attacking them. Magla, who was hammering his enemy...

The Family Line Part 102 – Awakening

The Family Line Part 102 – Awakening

Sep 29, 2016

Part 102 – Awakening Crash Bang Bang The door into the chamber began fraying from the weight of the creatures on the other side and their weapon-like extremities the group encountered in the tunnels. Helesdir, Eleswith, Estonethiel, Eotheron and Magla all attempted to keep the door shut but their efforts were beginning to fall apart as the door was splintering...

The Staff

The Staff

Aug 25, 2016

A great and destructive force drifted over on the tide toward what is now the beach of Hashadir near the elf haven of Edhellond, close to the future site of the grand city of Dol Amroth close to the end of the second age of Middle Earth. How it ended up there no one knew. A single staff it was purposefully and perfectly cut from the branch of a tree with bark...

Annals of the Free Folk: Immortal

Annals of the Free Folk: Immortal

Aug 5, 2016

“Is it true what they say, Master?” “Is what true?” “Do the dead truly walk in the fields north of town?” The elderly man closed the heavy book on the large wooden podium, then turned to look at his apprentice, standing among the tall shelves of the great Library of Trestlebridge. “I do not know,” he admitted,...

The Family Line Part 101 – Into Shadow

The Family Line Part 101 – Into Shadow

Jul 21, 2016

Part 101 – Into Shadow A tear welled up in Theomin’s eyes as he finally saw what they were looking for. All that time back in Annuminus and the Valley of the Worms. All that time in Esteldin and searching for mention of the tunnels and they had finally made it. “Eotheron,” Theomin said emotionally as he grabbed at his friend’s arm; he could not think of...

The Family Line Part 100 – The Words of Light

The Family Line Part 100 – The Words of Light

Jul 15, 2016

Part 100 – The Words of Light The morning came as light spilled in from the East. Estonethiel stood on the rise not far from camp. She was facing the high hilltop of Weathertop as all but one of the company continued to sleep. Sergee was the only other one awake as he just sat at camp not enjoying the harshness of the ground on his back throughout the night. He...

The Family Line Part 99 – Battle in the Ruins

The Family Line Part 99 – Battle in the Ruins

Jul 14, 2016

Part 99 – Battle in the Ruins Thwap, two arrows slammed into the heads of half-orc sentries stationed outside of the old ruins of Ost Alagos as Theomin, Magla, Sergee and Eleswith ran up with Teryndir and Eotheron behind all ran toward the entrance of the ruins. Far behind were Estonethiel and Helesdir as they shot off their arrows at half-orcs sentries they...

The Family Line Part 98 – What Lies in Ruins

The Family Line Part 98 – What Lies in Ruins

Jul 7, 2016

Part 98 – What Lies in Ruins It was midday when Theomin and Aches reached a band of orcs inhabited some old ruins that occupied the marshland of the Meluinen. A large fat orc with a long large axe approached Theomin as well as a thinner orc hunched over bearing a bow and the skull of some horned beast resting on his head. They came to within a few yards of him...