Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 27

April 24, 2000

(Revised 7/1/03)

The Dragonlord's Forum

The world of Centuria is copyright ©L.A. Malcor 1994

Welcome to the Dragonlords of Dumnonia newsletter for Ryanon's Base Camp. The following is information to keep you up-to-date on what's happening around Centuria. Good luck to you in battle or adventure.


These are upcoming online events. Please check the message board on the main site and the events schedule on the Members Only site frequently. Dates do change occasionally, and other information you need to enjoy the RPs is linked to each event.

Note:  This month's RP will be held on Delphi. You should have received your invite in your e-mail, but not all of you have visited the forum yet. Please do so prior to the event if you have not done so already. If you need an invite to the forum, message me at Legend@malcor.com.

Terran Date Centurian Date Event Description
April 24, 2000 12.05.2000 Feast of Pain; Darrell, Krin and Rainier's centuries on leave; Ryanon's centuries in King's Camp; Talon's century on the Front Line in Dumnonia.
May 22, 2000 6.06.2000 Fast of Pleasure; Krin and Rainier's centuries on patrol; Darrell and Ryanon's centuries on the Front Line in Dumnonia; Talon's century on leave; market day at Tramson Castle; Jana advances to Journeyman.
June 26, 2000 20.07.2000 Feast of Shadows; Horse and Camel Races at Sandy Plains Castle; Krin and Darrell and Ryanon's centuries on leave; Talon's century in the King's Camp.

If you have suggestions for plots or for other activities that you would like to see during the online RP sessions, contact the online coordinator, Dragonlord Krin, at Legend@malcor.com.


Here are the characters who are currently available for adoption. Message Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com if you'd like to give any of these folks a home!



By popular request, I thought I'd take a few moments this month to talk about Bonding with mutant dragons.

A couple of people have noticed that most people who Bonded with mutants did it all on the same day and more or less by accident. This is because of an event that occurs in Dragonking. Shane and Miranda get into a Battle of Wizards, which results in--among other things--a mountain exploding and hundreds of mutant eggs all hatching at once. The eggs were lobbed all over Daethia (including the Great Woods), and people in the vicinity had a high percentage chance of finding themselves accidentally Bonded to a mutant because of a spell placed on the eggs by the White Wolf. If someone chose not to remain Bonded, Shashtah could break the Bond. But most folks figured that this was their one and only chance to get a dragon, so they decided to go to Rashtar for training.

Prior to that day, many mutant eggs were laid in the White Wolf's Magic Room. Shashtah and company raised those mutants to adulthood. Several of the mixed-race youngsters in the Magic Room chose to Bond with mutants. These Bondings took place within a three-day span and represent the second largest group of mutant Riders.

Since then, several other mutants have Hatched, and Shashtah offers them to potential Riders who are not qualified to Bond with a True Bronze. The Riders who accept these mutants go through a modified Bonding process that was pioneered by Quatar and Peri.

For more details, I encourage you all to read the Centuria series! Just ask me for the volumes, and I'll send them to you. (This offer is only available to members of Dragonlords, so you really ought to take advantage of it <G>.)

Eternal Death to the Dark One!

Dragonlord Krin

If you have a suggestion for an essay that you would like to see in this column, send it to Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com.


For Members:

April: 19-Mike Wyant

May: 18--Katie Knafelc

  3--Kendra Renaud

For Characters:

Month 6: Fast of Pleasure

   2.06.1972--Dragonrider Anala
   5.06.1976--Bronze Stripling Shela
   6.06.1931-Raider Taslyn
   6.06.1967--Journeyman Caravaneer Jiles
   9.06.1986--Apprentice Cook Nache
   15.06.1978--Servent Megli
   18.06.1478--Bard Cora

Month 7: Feast of Shadows

   1.07.1961--Dragonrider Jehan
   2.07.1932-Lord Aiken
   2.07.1958--Artisan Jessamyn
   4.07.1615-Bronze Elder Janeh
   4.07.1974-Raider Keldren
   5.07.1546-Bronze Elder Kallen
   11.07.1984--Apprentice Scribe Vachel
   11.07.1968--Dragonrider Omri
   13.07.1975--Bronze Stripling Fili
   15.07.1975--Noble Keelia
   16.07.1973--Dragonrider Ronilei
   20.07.1949--Dragonrider Kani

Month 8: Fast of Sunlight

   3.08.1980--Noble Lysia
   3.08.1907--Dragonrider Krel (deceased)
   7.08.1988--Vaneel (child)
   8.08.1978--Messenger Cassanjia
   17.08.1332-Bronze Honored Elder Paragon
   18.08.1992--Fledgling Gideon

Month 9: Feast of Druids

  1.09.1947--Master Beast Guilder Haras
  2.09.1954--Dragonrider Beleris
  2.09.1965--Journeyman Caravaneer Juli
  3.09.1963--Mage Catronia
  3.09.1939--Lordling Jules
  3.09.1902--Dragonrider Xavi
  3.09.1972--White Dragon Icemystery
  4.09.1911-Warrior Andaron
  5.09.1933--Lord Gellaim
  6.09.1960--Dragonrider Baarah
  8.09.1943--Dragonrider Sheron
  9.09.1980--Foster Mother/Healer Arnisaya
  11.09.1408-Bronze Honored Elder Grisseleh
  14.09.1483-Bronze Honored Elder Matah
  16.09.1798--Brass Dragon/Spy Majidah
  18.09.1963--Dragonrider Kryndl (exact bday: 9.03.1963)

Month 10: Fast of the Dead

  1.10.1997-Noble Jaris (child)
  3.10.1962--Dragonrider Tedlan
  3.10.1965--Journeyman Bard Sumner
  5.10.1981--Stripling Maerah
  8.10.1973--Servant Shimmer
  8.10.1980--Dragonrider Anadon
  9.10.1984--Squeak the Pixie
  10.10.1997-Mutant Hatchling Liralei
  10.10.1953--Dragonrider Saraun
  13.10.1932--Journeyman Caravaneer Riata
  14.10.1952--Dragonrider Mannon
  18.10.1971--Bronze Dragon Seyyal
  19.10.1030-Bronze Ancient Buni

Positions Vacant

There are always things that need doing around Dragonlords. If you have some free time and want to help, contact Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com!

Awaken the Dragons!

We need stories and art for Awaken the Dragons!, the fanzine for Ryanon's Base Camp. The current issue will be sent out shortly. (Sorry for hte delay, folks! Real world wirting deadlines interfered with the time I set aside to do the 'zine.) The next deadline is June 30th.

Send stories or poems to Lady Zara at amberfocus@hotmail.com. Artwork should be sent directly to Dragonlord Timber at healermoon@gmail.com. Remember, you need to file a release form with L.A. Malcor prior to the publication of the 'zine if you contribute text. (No release is necessary for artwork.) Release forms are available online at


Full submission guidelines are at


Please remember to send all submissions in ASCII or .TXT format.



The first of the Centuria stories, "Dragonprophet" was nominated for Best Story of the Year for Eternity Magazine. It will also appear in a trade paperback anthology of The Best of Eternity, which was scheduled for release in Fall/Winter 1999. (A printing equipment glitch at the press has delayed publication until Winter/Spring 2000.) Cover price will be $19.95. [Plans for anthology canceled June 2000.]

Also, remember that members of Dragonlords are entitled to read the completed, yet unpublished, Centuria stories. Contact Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com for your copies.

Other Publication News.

From Scythia to Camelot, the nonfiction book about King Arthur that I coauthored with C. Scott Littleton, is now available in paperback! The cover price is $25.95. This edition will be revised from the original, with corrections of errata, new material and a new appendix. Garland has also promised that the index will be corrected in this copy. Order information is available at:


Just click on the title. You can find an online review at


I'm willing to autograph copies, if you want to pop for the postage (and return postage/envelope) to send them to me. I can try to get Scott's autograph for you as well, if you'd like. Just let me know!

My second article on Lucius Artorius Castus, the Roman soldier who I think was the historical figure behind the legends of King Arthur, is online at


And my article on Merlin is now available in the current issue of Arthuriana.

Dragonlords Webring.

Members of Dragonlords may join our webring. You can find details at


OMembers may add as many sites (business, personal, or to another group whose sites are maintained by a Dragonlords member) as they please.

Dragonlords' Chat List.

Dragonlords has started a chat list where you can discuss the Centuria books (or anything else ; Mercedes Lackey's works are always a fun topic . . . ) with L.A. Malcor. The URL to join the list is


People do not have to be members of Dragonlords to join the chat list, so this is a good place to refer prospective members.

Dragonlords' Bookstore.

If you want to buy a book online, remember that Dragonlords has a store in association with Amazon.com. I'll be updating the Tanya Huff page soon (At least I'd like to. Anyone feeling ambitious and want to tell me which ones I'm missing?). The Mercedes Lackey page is now up to date.

When you buy through our store, Dragonlords earns a fee. All money goes to help defray the cost of running Dragonlords so our memberships can stay free. The URL of our bookstore is


This bookstore is an affiliate of Amazon.com, so you can purchase Toys, Electronics, Music, and much, much more here as well. A percentage of every purchase goes to Dragonlords. Thanks to all our patrons for your support.

Dragonlords' Newstand.

Need to renew a subscription? Try sending a subscription from the Dragonlord's Newstand. Proceeds go to help defray the cost of running Dragonlords. The URL is [No longer in service as of 4/24/00].

Dragonlords' T-shirt

Since no designs have been submitted for a club T-shirt, we have put this project on hold until at least two designs are submitted.

If you would like to submit a design for the club T-shirt, send your suggestion in .gif or .jpg format to Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com. Try to keep your design suggestions to four colors or less, since that will significantly cut our costs.

As soon as two submissions are received, Krin will put the suggestions up on a webpage so we can vote on what we like best. Once the design is chosen, Krin will put up a sign-up sheet so we can see how many people actually want the shirts. Pricing will vary, depending on how many shirts are ordered.

You have completed your assignment thus far;
continue to strive onwards.

Until next forum,
keep safe!

Dragonlord Krin

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