Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 30

July 17, 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.

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
August 7, 2000 5.09.2000 Feast of Druids; Celebration in King's Camp; Krin's and Rainier's centuries on patrol; Darrell's and Ryanon's centuries the Front Line in Dumnonia; Talon's century on leave.
August 28, 2000 15.11.2000 Feast of the War Goddess; Battle Dance; Krin and Rainier's centuries on leave; Darrell and Ryanon's centuries in the King's Camp; Talon's century on the Front Line in Dumnonia.
September 25, 2000 19.13.2000 Feast of the Elven King; Farador in the King's Camp in Dumnonia; Horse and Camel Races; Krin's and Rainier's centuries on Front Line; Darrell's and Ryanon's centuries on leave; Talon's century in the King's Camp in Dumnonia.

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!



Since we're in a search for a temporary Banker, I thought I'd take this opportunity to talk a little bit about money and your characters on Centuria.

Most people ignore the financial side of things when they write stories, but economics is an important topic to keep in mind even when you are dealing with a fantasy world. Money does not just materialize out of thin air, and how your character earns and maintains his/her personal wealth can become quite important to your character's development.

You can start your character out anywhere you please: rich, poor or somewhere in between. But what you do after that, during the game or in stories that you write for the fanzine, needs to be tracked. If your character is collecting oodles of treasure yet continues to act as if he's always living off his last copper, other characters will start to view him as a miser. If your character consistently gives away wealth, loses money on business ventures, buys pricey items, or does something else that demonstrates a huge outflow of money yet she does not do anything to earn money and has no wealthy patron backing her, other characters may start to suspect that she is a thief or otherwise engaged in some sort of illegal activity.

There are several ways to earn money in the game. Show up for battles and fight in them, and you are likely to be rewarded with treasure. Write a story for the fanzine in which your character earns a financial reward for services rendered or discovers a horde and defeats the monster that is guarding it or recovers hostages for a share of a ransom. Build a racing string or bet on an existing string in the events where we have races. Build a camel racing string that you can develop into a caravan. The ideas that can net you financial gain make great story fodder and get you involved with other members' characters.

Oh, and while I'm on the topic, did you know that your character earns money just by showing up for RPs? Discover the details at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bank.htm.

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:

  10--Danielle DiFronzo
  26-Paula Wachob
  29--Chris Perry

August: None.

September:  21--David Rhodus

For Characters:

Month 12: Fast of Peace

   1.12.1958--Dragonrider Jorex
   1.12.1941--Lady Lania
   4.12.1888--Pixie Bard Rowan
   5.12.1973-Dragonrider Arion
   6.12.1953--Dragonrider Tazaran
   7.12.1951-Mage Morholt
   7.12.1934--Dragonlord Gavain
   12.12.1947--Lordling Caleb
   17.12.1040--Arion (Unicorn)
   19.12.1952--Warrior Tristan

Month 13: Feast of the Elven King

   1.13.1936--Dragonlord Darrell
   1.13.1941--Master Beast Guilder (Jockey) Rayzel
   2.13.1966--Journeyman Beast Guilder Ruta
   3.13.1979--Apprentice Caravaneer Jana
   4.13.1992--Noam (child)
   5.13.1885--Dragonrider Maclane
   5.13.1940--Lord Geyron
   6.13.1976--Apprentice Beast Guilder (Jockey) Uri
   8.13.1950--Dragonrider Faryed
   9.13.1944--Servant Bel

Month 14: Fast of the Lost

   1.14.1957-Bronze Young Adult Quirot
   7.14.1969--Journeyman Beast Guilder (Jockey) Razi
   7.14.1944--Dragonrider Annas
   8.14.1997--Noble Keli
   8.14.1954--Master Beast Guilder (Jockey) Zalman
   8.14.1940--Mistress Lihana
   11.14.1964--Lord Janix
   11.14.1969--Journeyman Beast Guilder (Jockey) Paine
   11.14.1989--Fighter Kasie
   13.14.1848--Bronze Ceridwyn

Month 15: Feast of Plenty

   1.15.1902--Dragonrider Qiti
   3.15.1984--Apprentice Beast Guilder (Jockey) Oren
   4.15.1976--Mage Histukel
   8.15.1974--Journeyman Smith Drax
   10.15.1977--Lord Diren
   10.15.1937--Dragonrider Panier
   16.15.1946-Lady Rislyn
   18.15.1441-Bronze Honored Ancient Koliah

Month 16: Fast of Want

   1.16.1974--Mutant Dragonrider Aulsa
   1.16.1421-Bronze Honored Ancient Nikitah
   3.16.1712--White Dragon Icestone
   5.16.1992--Noble Lije (child)
   6.16.1345-Bronze Honored Ancient Thayeh
   12.16.1986--Lord Rallix
   15.16.1951--Dragonrider Jehiel

Positions Vacant

We are currently looking for a temporary Banker who can help fill in for our regular Banker while he takes some time off. 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 combined with the upcoming one into a double issue. (Real world writing deadlines and a lack of contributions interfered with the production of the last issue.) The next deadline is September 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.


Members of Dragonlords are entitled to read the completed, yet unpublished, Centuria stories. This is a great way to get to know the world that very few members have taken advantage of. Contact Dragonlord Krin at Legend@malcor.com for your copies.

If you don't have enough to do with Dragonlords <g>, Dragonlord Timber (Kendra Renaud) and I have become co-presidents of Queen's Own, the official Mercedes Lackey fan club. Dragonlords is hosting the Queen's Own site at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qo.htm. Check it out!

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!

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' 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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