Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 28

May 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.

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.

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
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.
July 24, 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.

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.

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!

Several of you have noticed that four of our RPs every year include horse and/or camel races. The oldtimers know why this is, but apparently it has become a mystery to our more recent members. So I've decided to take this opportunity to explain.

The races were originally incorporated into the game because they have been critical to the development of several of the major characters. Dragonlord Krin and Exercise Master Brett both own strings of camels and horses, and the success of their caravans and racers are why the century that looks to them is financially better off and better supplied than most. (Their earnings go directly toward supporting their century.) Cottager Kristopher is a messenger who is eternally in search of fast mounts. Fortunately his father, Lordling Caleb, has one of the most successful programs for breeding racers on Centuria. Lord Janix has seen the production of fast horses as a way to try to put himself above the established nobility. (Most of the nobles in the game have inherited their positions; Janix has earned his.) Lord Gellaim gave Lady Jalla, Janix's daughter, was given a string as a dowry in the hope that she and her new husband, Kristopher, would show up Janix at races as well as earn a tidy income that would enable the couple to live on their own. Sahib Reisel breeds fast mounts in an effort to beat his competition for the most profitable caravan runs. And so forth.

Game-wise, the rationale for having races is to test the various breeding lines. The army messengers need fast mounts to relay orders along the battle lines, and the races give the army suppliers a good indication of which breeder they should buy from. Dumnonia subsists almost entirely on the supplies that can be brought in by caravan, so the faster the caravans can make those runs, the better.

If you want to "watch" the races, all you have to do is show up for one of the RPs where they are being run <G>. If you want to bet on the races, the raceform is usually posted on the Members Only site a few days prior to the event. Here you can see which racers are running when, and your characters may place bets on them. This is a fun way to increase your account balance if you become knowledgeable about which owner really has the best animals. Results of the races are posted after event. (You'll find the button to get to them at the bottom of the raceform.) If you place bets, our Banker will tell you how much you've won or lost and adjust your account(s) accordingly.

If you have a character whom you think would like to start a racing string or should own one that is already established, you can find information about how to create a string at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/racers.htm. If you've been coming to RPs, you'll have seen Kasie slowly building a string over the years, mainly through animals gifted to her at the end of each year by Krin and Jilian. You can use your money in your account to buy animals, or you can find other ways to obtain them (perhaps by trading a current owner something of value in exchange for one).

There are two types of strings: racing and breeding. Some characters own both. Others own one or the other. Lordling Caleb, for instance, used to own both, but he has since retired his racers and now only breeds. Lady Hana has never raced her string, yet she owns Dark Lord, one of the finest breeding stallions on Centuria. If your character is stationed at one of the desert base camps, you will have to find a creative way to house your racers somewhere else (usually inside Daethia). For instance, Krin housed his string for many years with Lordling Caleb, and Cottager Kristopher still takes much of the responsibility of getting Krin's racers from one event to another. Krin's Base Camp on the Other Continent was built with plenty of room to house several strings of racers because the builders knew that both Krin and Brett would be living there.

If you don't want to go to the trouble of creating a string or if you don't have a character who would logically develop one, feel free to adopt! Many of our current string owners are up for adoption (mainly lords of various castles).

That, then, is a very brief overview of what is going on with the racing program. If you have additional questions, feel free to message me!

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:

May: 18--Katie Knafelc

June:
  3--Kendra Renaud
  10-Azure

July:
  10--Danielle DiFronzo
  26-Paula Wachob
  29--Chris Perry
  30--Michelle

For Characters:

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

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)
  9.11.1976-Mage Star
  12.11.1977--Skimmer the Sprite
  12.11.1992-Miniature Dragon Trask
  17.11.1963--Dragonrider Shirill
  20.11.1958--Lady Hana

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 the 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

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

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:

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

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

http://members.aol.com/heroicage2/ha2tf.htm

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

http://members.aol.com/heroicage2/ha2lac.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Until next forum,
keep safe!

Dragonlord Krin

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