Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 16

May 29, 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.


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. (Ongoing as E-mail RP; Please Contribute!)
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; Anala returns from Dragonquest; Anala Bonds with Dragon.
July 26, 1999 11.10.1999 Fast of the Dead; Horse Races at Red Bluff Castle; need additional plot.

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.


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!



This rotation I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk a bit about fighting patterns on the Other Continent, since our e-mail RP is taking place on a night when Krin's century is assigned to battle duty.

The three centuries on the Other Continent stay in their Base Camps year-round rather than rotating to the King's Camp and a front-line camp. This change was made necessary by the damp, cold climate of the Other Continent, which can adversely affect the health of the Dumnonian Bronzes if they live in it for too long.

The peak at the western end of the southern range of mountains in Tramson Castle's territory is not a permanent camp. The mountain is not a volcano, nor is it within Geron Firelord's range of control. It would be impossible for Dumnonian Bronzes to live there year round. It is a place designated for use by the Dragonriders, but none of the centuries live there. The location is distinct enough that Pairs can warp to when advancing to the front line, and it's a haven where they can retreat if they become exhausted or injured in battle. The mountain has also been adapted to serve quite nicely as a nightly base from which the Dumnonians can patrol the border and mount attacks.

The base is strictly a military site, and no non-essential personnel are permitted in the camp. Healers are stationed there on a rotating basis, and all three Other Continent centuries are responsible for keeping the front-line camp supplied with herbs, bandages, and other necessities. Mercenaries are employed to guard the site, and four Dragonriders from the century responsible for the front line defense during the current rotation maintain a constant watch. The front-line camp is off limits to members of the clergy of the various Dumnonian religions except for those individuals who are Dragons or Riders. A few Beast Guilders are present to tend to Dragon injuries and the mercenaries' animals. Some Tailors, Leather Guilders, and Smiths join the Dragonriders on their nightly campaigns to help with emergency repairs. A few Cooks make sure that plenty of water and food is available for the Dragons and Riders. Several Hunters are also on site to help collect fresh meat for the Dragons. These Guilders can stay in temporary barracks that are set up at the front-line camp. They usually rotate up to the line on a nightly basis, however, because they are currently in short supply on the Other Continent, and their skills are needed at their century's base camp.

One cavern of the front-line camp is designated as an infirmary. This location is for emergency care only. As soon as a patient is cleared for transport, he is moved to the Healer's Enclave for his century. Another cavern is set aside for shelter of resting Pairs, and a third is designated for strategy meetings by the Dragonlords and Lord Janix.

Otherwise the site is relatively undeveloped. It may see more changes as the Other Continent centuries assess their needs, but, for now, the Dragonlords have seen fit to keep things simple.

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:

May: 18--Katie Knafelc

June: 3--Kendra Renaud


10--Danielle DiFronzo
23--Cait Macanliss

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

Other Birthdays of Interest:

May: 28--Judith Louvis

June: 24--Mercedes Lackey

July: 28--Larry Dixon

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


Full submission guidelines are at


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



The first of the Centuria stories was published online by Eternity Magazine.

"Dragonprophet" has been nominated for Best Story of the Year for Eternity Magazine. Please vote for it, if you haven't already done so. If you have already voted, many thanks!

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.

From Scythia to Camelot, the nonfiction book about King Arthur that I coauthored with C. Scott Littleton, will be going into paperback. Estimated release date is September 1999, and the cover price will probably be somewhere around $25.95.

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

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.

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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