Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 25

February 27, 2000

(Revised 4/24/05)

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. 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.

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
February 28, 2000 16.02.1999 Fast of Darkness; Wedding of Garret of Triallis Manor and Lysia of Cassatill Manor; Kasie apprentices as a fighter; Talon's century on the Front Line; Ryanon's century in the King's Camp.
March 27, 2000 9.03.2000 Feast of Laughter; Vaneel apprentices as a fighter; Market Day and Horse Races at Southern Castle; Darrell, Krin and Rainier's centuries in King's Camp/on patrol; Ryanon's century on the Front Line in Dumnonia; Talon's century on leave.
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; Additional plot TBA.

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!



For our upcoming event we have a tremendous amount of things going on (See above <g>). To have some idea about what the wedding service will be like, read the story about Kris and Jalla's wedding in the last 'zine. We've shown people advancing to Journeyman and Master in some of the logs, but we have not yet shown someone apprenticing as a Fighter. So I thought I'd take the opportunity provided for this newsletter to talk a bit about that.

When someone becomes a Journeyman or a Master, they are advancing in rank within a Guild. That's a completely different situation from the one in which someone apprentices as a Fighter, a non-Guilder profession. If Kasie were undertaking this responsibility at a castle and attaching to a knight, she would be known as a "squire." Notions of what a medieval squire is and does are pretty accurate in this instance. But Kasie resides at a Base Camp as fosterling to Dragonlord Krin and Dragonrider Jilian, and she has no wish to undertake her training away from Dragons or their Riders. In Daethian culture, Kasie's background, she would normally leave her foster parents and go to live with whatever warrior agreed to train her. Or she might sign on with a mercenary unit or join the regular Daethian army. The point is that she usually would be expected to leave her family unit to acquire her training.

Kasie is not living in a Daethian cultural unit, however. She is living among Dragonriders who still base their culture on that of Dumnonia even though this particular century is no longer stationed in the desert. Kasie would ultimately like to become a Dragonrider herself, so she has even more motivation for wishing to train in the Dumnonian manner.

Dumnonians are usually raised by foster parents rather than by blood relations. These foster parents tend to bring up children in much the same manner that Riders bring up young Dragons. Some fosterers have huge numbers of children whom they parent from an early age. In such cases, a child would definitely leave the foster parent, just as a Hatchling leaves a Dragonlord's care and passes to a Rider as a Stripling. But when the family unit is small, such as occurs among many of the support personnel and the caravaneers, then the child can apprentice under, say, the sahib of the caravan or the aide for a Dragonlord, depending on what the individual wanted to do with his or her life.

Some years back, Shashtah Dragonheart set a very unusual precedent by raising fosterlings while he was a Dragonrider and a Dragonlord, and he continues this practice now that he has become Dragonking. That's what has made things possible such as Dragonrider Yarrow raising her twins and Dragonlord Krin and Rider Jilian fostering Kasie. This means that Kasie has several options available to her.

Given the character, Kasie is unlikely to apprentice at a castle or leave to join an army or other military unit. Nor is she likely to hire on with a unit such as Kellen's caravan as a fighter, since she really wants to ride a Dragon some day. That narrows her possibilities considerably. If she wanted to leave Krin's Base Camp, she could apprentice to someone in, say, the King's Camp or in another century. But since Kasie is a Daethian and barred from Bonding with a True Bronze, she is very likely to wind up serving in either a century like Krin's or like Rainier's. Since she's already comfortable where she is, she probably will not leave Krin's Base Camp.

That narrows her options further. She could apprentice to any of the warriors or Dragonriders in Krin's Base Camp, including either of her foster fathers. The warriors in the Camp do not practice skills that would be particularly useful to a Dragonrider, so she will probably pass over them. Of the Riders, her foster father, Krin, is a Dragonlord and is horribly busy. She probably will give him a break and not chose to apprentice to him . Her foster father, Jilian, is a decent fighter, but others in the camp can best him. The person who is actually most skilled and who most needs help in his duties is Krin's Exercise Master, Brett. So Kasie will likely be encouraged to apprentice with Brett.

To find out if that's what happens and to witness the ceremony, come to the RP on Monday night in Delphi at 7 PST! (Non-members must join the club by creating or adopting a character in order to attend.)

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:

March: None.

April: None.

May: 18--Katie Knafelc

For Characters:

Month 3: Feast of Laughter

  1.03.1996--Lady Lesana
  1.03.1982--Pretty Boy the Sprite
  6.03.1929--Fosterer Yahto
  6.03.1951--Lord Gavin
  6.03.1959--Dragonlord Talon
  7.03.1952--Master Bard Neil
  7.03.1973--Journeyman Beast Guilder (Jockey) Sebra
  8.03.1988--Shaina (child)
  8.03.1978--Lord Kristopher
  10.03.1935--Journeyman Caravaneer Koalan
  10.03.1990--Wanche (child)

Month 4: Fast of Sorrow

  2.04.1957--Dragonrider Frida
  2.04.1984--Dragonrider Vilera
  3.04.1898--Priestess Trina (deceased)
  7.04.1934--Fosterer Wyome
  10.04.1982--Lord Garret
  18.04.1914--Fosterer Netanya

Month 5: Feast of Pain

  1.05.1943--Master Carver Josef
  3.05.1982--Apprentice Caravaneer Nahli
  6.05.1927--Servant Manni
  6.05.1987--Apprentice Caravaneer Kali
  9.05.1943--Scribe Skyler
  10.05.1982--Lady Jalla
  10.05.1939--Master Beast Guilder (Jockey) Kerrie
  14.05.1925--Dragonlord Brett
  16.05.1952--Lady Ellisa
  18.05.1961--Dragonrider Ryanon
  20.05.1951--Dragonrider Gralt

Month 6: Fast of Pleasure

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

Positions Vacant

This position still needs to be filled. We'd really appreciate the help!

  1. 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 current issue will be sent out shortly. The next deadline is March 31st.

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, 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 I just spent the evening correcting galley proofs for an article on Merlin that will be appearing in Arthuriana.

Dragonlords Webring.

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


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


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


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

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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