Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 15

April 21, 1999

(Revised 1/14/02)

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.

Events

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. We don't want to clutter your mailboxes with all of this data, so please make use of the website as much as you can.

Special Note:  The next RP will be held on IRC on channel #Centuria, 7 PM PST. Make sure you have your software installed before then and that it's working. Message Online Coordinator Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com if you have any problems.

Terran Date Centurian Date Event Description
April 25, 1999 16.06.1999 Fast of Pleasure; Horse and Camel Races at Sandy Plains Castle; need third plot.
May 24, 1999 16.07.1999 Feast of Shadows; Battle (Krin's and Gavain's Base Camps patrol the Other Continent; Ryanon's, Talon's and Darrell's Camps fight on the Dumnonian Front Line; Rainier's Camp fights in Rashtar); Aftermath.
June 28, 1999 7.09.1999 Feast of Druids; need two additional plots.

If you have suggestions for additional 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.

Adoptables

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!

FROM THE DRAGONLORD

Greetings!

In lieu of a new essay this time, I've decided to run the RP instructions from the Dragonlords' Orientation Pak. (If you are a member and have not received the full Pak, contact me about how you can obtain it.

Dragonlords of Dumnonia's RP sessions are held on the average of once per month. We try for a Monday night, but, since we require two BOD members to attend each such event, sometimes we wind up on another night (usually a Wednesday if this happens). A formal invitation will be issued prior to the event. The private IRC room is called "Centuria". Dragonlord Krin tries to show up early to open the room. For instructions on how to connect via IRC, check out the instructions on this website or message Krin at Legend@malcor.com.

Actual play starts at 7 p.m. PST (8 p.m. Mountain, 9 p.m. Central, and 10 p.m. Eastern). Most sessions run about three candlescars (hours). You can show up for as much or as little of that as you wish. You don't have to show up at all. This is simply one of the fun activities that the clubs offer (and, hey, it makes for good story fodder).

There will be a plot line for each RP session. This doesn't mean that it will be followed to a "T". It's up to you guys to provide something more interesting for us to diverge into. Anyone who has ever role-played (such as AD&D, Vampire, Werewolf, Star Wars, and their ilk) will understand completely how these sessions can be: just like the RP-Gaming without the many-sided dice. For those of you unlucky people who have never RP-Gamed, Dragonlord Krin (Legend@malcor.com) will gladly try to answer any questions that you have.

If you cannot attend for some reason, feel free to send Dragonlord Krin (Legend@malcor.com) two or three bits of action and/or dialog in advance that can be scripted into the session.

Our RP sessions are not run like the RP sessions at most other fan clubs. Our chatroom represents the entire world of Centuria. There may be scene changes, drastic ones, that will leave some characters separated from the others. Scene changes should be noted and followed. Major scene changes will be announced by one of the BODs and be in all CAPS. Example:

Krin: THE DRAGONRIDERS RETURN TO DUMNONIA.

Thus, unless you have your own Dragon--one that can fly--you're stuck. So, if you are a noble, guilder, thief, wizard, warrior, or other type of persona, either hitch a ride with one of the Riders or wait till you have a chance to get back to the action. No scene changes will be permanent, if they leave certain types of personae stuck.

Example:

If a BOD writes

Krin: THE DRAGONRIDERS RETURN TO RYANON'S BASE CAMP

it will be followed shortly by something like

Krin: SLOWLY THE RIDERS MAKE THEIR WAY BACK TO THE KING'S CAMP.

If you fail to heed the scene change, the others won't be able to speak to you, because you'll still be at the old location and everyone else will be at the new one. People at the old location will be able to talk to other people who are still at the old location--just make sure you note that you are not at the site of the main action. For instance, if most of the players have RETURNED TO THE KING'S CAMP, but Crown Prince Treigo and Lady Jalla were in Krillion, Jalla would type:

Jalla: Jalla——> [AT KRILLION] Treigo! What a pleasure to meet you!

Scene changes will (generally) not take place too often and usually will be much smaller, such as moving from the Festival Tent to the Dunes Outside Camp.

You may run more than one character (PC or NPC) so that you as a player are not left out of the action when a scene change occurs.

Example:

Linda might play her cottager, Lady Jalla, in Daethia and Dragonlord Krin at the King's Camp in Dumnonia.

Please type the name of whichever character you are currently using so everyone knows who is talking!

Example:

Krin: Krin——> Anyone need a lift?

When you want to have your character say something during an RP session, type the character's name followed by two hyphens and a "greater than" sign to form an arrow.

Example:

Krin——> Greetings, Healer Jaaziah!

To have you character perform an action, flank the description with double colons.

Example:

Jilian——> ::laughing:: A Stripling stole your writing stick?!

Krin——> ::trying not to blush:: Well, I can't imagine what else happened to it.

Jillian——> I'll go see if I can find you another one. ::He walks away.:: Hey, Jaaziah, do you have a writing stick Krin could borrow?

To have a Dragonrider talk to his/her Dragon or to have a Dragon talk to his/her Rider or to a fellow Dragon, flank the dialog in French quotes (<<dialog>>).

Example:

Krin——> <<Quirot, are you about ready to leave?>>

Quirot——> <<No. It's too cold in Daethia. I want to stay in on a dune.>>

Krin——> Argh! Dragons!

(In the above example, Krin is the Rider and Quirot is the Dragon.)

If you have an idea for an online session, let the Online Event Coordinator (Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com) know! Also, if you want to volunteer your castle or suggest a site for an event, message him about that as well.

Reminder: There is ABSOLUTELY NO RPing allowed on the club message page. What constitutes RPing is any actions--words flanked by ::double colons::--or bespeaking a Dragon or Rider--words inside {{curly brackets}} or <<French quotes>> or [[square brackets]] or (parentheses)--or even talking between two characters because that is storytelling, and we are not allowed (under the rules of our benefactress) to tell stories in public. Message containing these symbols will not be posted to the message page.

Additional Reminder: No one commits a crime on Centuria and gets away with it. Period. Such plotlines are not permitted in RP sessions and will be edited out of the official logs.

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.

Birthdays

For Members:

April--none

May: 18--Katie Knafelc

June: 11--Kendra Renaud

For Characters:

Month 7: Feast of Shadows

  1.07.1961--Dragonrider Jehan
  2.07.1958--Artisan Jessamyn
  11.07.1984--Apprentice Scribe Vachel
  11.07.1968--Dragonrider Omri
  13.07.1975--Bronze Stripling Fili
  15.07.1975--Lady Keelia
  16.07.1973--Dragonrider Ronilei
  20.07.1949--Dragonrider Kani

Month 8: Fast of Sunlight

  3.08.1980--Lady Lysia
  3.08.1907--Dragonrider Krel (deceased)
  7.08.1988--Vaneel (child)
  8.08.1978--Messenger Cassanjia
  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--Lord Jules
  3.09.1902--Dragonrider Xavi
  3.09.1972--White Dragon Icemystery
  5.09.1933--Lord Gellaim
  6.09.1960--Dragonrider Baarah
  8.09.1943--Dragonrider Sheron
  9.09.1980--Foster Mother/Healer Arnisaya
  16.09.1798--Brass Dragon/Spy Majidah
  18.09.1963--Dragonrider Kryndl (exact bday: 9.03.1963)

Month 10: Fast of the Dead

  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
  10.10.1953--Dragonrider Saraun
  13.10.1932--Journeyman Caravaneer Riata
  14.10.1952--Dragonrider Mannon
  18.10.1971--Bronze Dragon Seyyal

Month 11: Feast of the War Goddess

  1.11.1951--Servant Mer
  2.11.1135--Fairy Lord Leylan
  2.11.1135 --Fairy Lady Leylana
  2.11.1968--Lady Zara
  5.11.1958--Master Beast Guilder (Jockey) Reva
  5.11.7MR (19.18.1996)--Dragonrider Kilian
  6.11.1978--Mutant Dragonrider Yarrow
  8.11.1958--Dragonrider Clon
  8.11.1996--Shiri (child)
  12.11.1977--Skimmer the Sprite
  17.11.1963--Dragonrider Shirill
  20.11.1958--Lady Hana

Month 12: Fast of Peace

  1.12.1958--Dragonrider Jorex
  1.12.1941--Lady Lania
  4.12.1888--Pixie Bard Rowan
  6.12.1953--Dragonrider Tazaran
  7.12.1934--Dragonlord Gavain
  12.12.1947--Noble Caleb
  17.12.1040--Arion (Unicorn)
  19.12.1952--Warrior Tristan

Positions Vacant

These positions still need to be filled. We'd really appreciate the help!

  1. Banker: If you are great with numbers (or if you simply know how to use Excel or a similar program) this is the job for you! We need help keeping track of all that treasure you folks are picking up in battle, what you are buying at market days, what you are winning at the races, and all the other little details that go into making Dragonlords run smoothly. Any budding moneychangers out there <g>?

  2. Timeline Keeper: We need some help reconciling the timeline from the Centuria series with the club timeline. The job involves going through the books and short stories to detail what happened when. Anyone want to lend a hand?

Contact Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com for more details.

Awaken the Dragons!

We need stories and art for Awaken the Dragons!, the fanzine for Ryanon's Base Camp. The next deadline is June 30th (though we are currently still accepting stories for the March 31st issue--which is actually a double issue with the December 31st 'zine--my move seriously interfered with the amount of time I had to edit).

Send stories or poems to Lady Zara at amberfocus@hotmail.com. Artwork should be sent directly to Brass Dragon Majidah at SlideNSpin@aol.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

http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/release.htm

Full submission guidelines are at

http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/submit.htm

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

Ads

"DRAGONPROPHET" PUBLISHED!

The first of the Centuria stories to be published was voted as the best story in the issue <g> (Thanks to everyone who voted!).

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.

"Unfair Trade" has won fifth place in the Pulp Eternity Dragon Fiction contest.

For publication news, visit L.A. Malcor’s author page at:

http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/author.htm

Dragonlords Webring.

Dragonlords has started its own webring. You can find out how to join the ring at

http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/wrdlords.htm

Only members of Dragonlords may join the ring, but they 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 new chat list where you can discuss the Centuria books (or anything else <g>) with L.A. Malcor. The URL to join the list is

http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/chat.htm

Dragonlords' Bookstore.

If you want to buy a book online, remember that Dragonlords has a store in association with Amazon.com. 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

http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkstore.htm

Dragonlords' Video Store.

Dragonlords also has an online video store in association with Reel.com. You can look up filmographies of actors and directors as well as buy videos. Proceeds go to help defray the cost of running Dragonlords. [Discontinued March 15, 2000]

There is a new special section for the Academy Awards. Check it out!

Dragonlords' T-shirt

Dragonlords has covered its expenses and is starting to earn enough money for us to do something fun for our members. The BOD has decided that what we would like to do with the extra money is subsidize T-shirts for all members of the club (We may be able to buy the shirts outright for people; it depends on how many folks want them.).

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. Since we received no submissions the first time we tried this, let's try it again . Submissions will close June 30th, 1999 at midnight. 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.

Dragonlords' Pencils:

Dragonlords sent two rainbow pencils for Valentine’s Day to every member for whom we had a snail mail address. (David, yours got chewed up and returned to me, so I re-sent. Sorry for the delay.) If you have not received your pencils and would like them, contact Dragonlord Krin with a snail mail address to which they can be sent.

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

Until next forum,
keep safe!

Brass Dragon Majidah

(This issue of the Forum compiled by Dragonlord Krin for Brass Dragon Majidah.)

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