Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 14

March 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
March 22, 1999 15.05.1999 Feast of Pain; Battle for Krin's and Gavain's Base Camps and Rainier's Camp (Ryanon's, Darrell's and Talon's Camps are on leave and may help out where they will); Aftermath.
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 Darrel's Camps fight on the Dumnonian Front Line; Rainier's Camp fights in Rashtar); Aftermath.

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!

Since I'm getting this newsletter out so abysmally late, I'm going to keep this short.

In a few days I hope to post the materials for the upcoming event. These will include horse and camel races at Sandy Plains castle. As I prepare the raceforms, I sense that there's a bit of confusion about this activity, so let me take a stab at explaining what's going on.

Currently, Dragonlords does not have a Banker. This person would be in charge of the fictional money/treasure possessed by our characters. If we ever get such a person, we will begin to pay more attention to the economics of Centuria, which can be quite interesting.

In the interim, you are allowed to simply "wing it" when it comes to your character's finances. If you have a servant who wants to buy a magic tome or an apprentice who thinks he can afford a king's crown or a beginning fighter who decides to buy a castle, I'm going to object. Such purchases would be out of line with your character's economic level. But if you have a character who wants to bet a gold piece on a horse or camel race, that's perfectly all right. In fact, most Dragonriders could bet the minimum on every race without batting an eye. This is one way that characters can increase their wealth, so that your characters might wind up more well-to-do when someone bothers to sit down and figure out this aspect of our world than they would be if you do nothing.

Betting on the races also makes for conversation and gives you something to do during RPs (cheering for your favorite racers). Your character does not have to own racers to bet on the races. And you do not have to attend to win or to lose.

If you have more questions about the racing program at Dragonlords, message me at Legend@malcor.com. You can find additional information about the economic system for the RPs 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.

Birthdays

For Members:

March--none

April--none

May: 18--Katie Knafelc

For Characters:

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

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)

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. Proofreader, Character Sheets: We’ve just had a massive update of all of our character sheets. We need someone to read through them and make sure that information is consistent on all the sheets (For instance, if Krin is a certain age and rank, that his age and rank are the same whenever they are mentioned on his sheet and on anyone else’s sheet.). Any budding copyeditors out there <g>?

  3. Proofreader, Website: I do my best to keep the websites updated and consistent with our printed materials, but I could use some help . What I need is for someone to do things, such as make sure that I have all the adoptables from the booklets on the adoptables page and that all characters on the adoptables page who have a sheet are marked as adoptable in the booklets. I need the rosters checked for the various locations to make sure that I have people in the correct places. I need everything read to make sure that Krin is listed as a Dragonlord, that Brett is an Exercise Master, that my address is changed to Legend@malcor.com, and so forth. Anyone want to spend their time online surfing our site?

  4. 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 was published online by Eternity Magazine.

If you haven't already done so, please read it and let me know what you think. It 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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