Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 10

October 24, 1998

(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.

Big important Note: Exercise Master Krinís e-mail address is changing. Legend@oxy.edu will not be functional after December 31, 1998. The new address is Legend@malcor.com. Start using that one to make sure it works! The change is ongoing and a bit slow (The main website alone has well over 700 pages!). So donít be surprised if you keep receiving mail from the Oxy address for a while yet.

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, 6 PM PST. Make sure you have your software installed before then and that it's working. Message Online Coordinator Exercise Master Krin at Legend@malcor.com if you have any problems.

Terran Date Centurian Date Event Description
October 26, 1998 9.15.1998 Feast of Plenty at Ryanon's Base Camp on the Dumnonian Front Line; Battle; Aftermath.
November 23, 1998 7.17.1998 Feast of the Dark One at the King's Camp in Dumnonia; need two additional plots.
December 28, 1998 2.19.1998 Feast of the Mother at the King's Camp in Dumnonia and Rainier's Base Camp in Rashtar; Draw for the Rotation Schedule; Camel and Horse Races.

Remember, characters are able to bet on the races at the various events. If your character would like to do so and you don't know how, contact me at Legend@malcor.com.

Note that we still need two plots for the November event. 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, Exercise Master Krin, at Legend@malcor.com.

If you haven't already done so, you can pick up your Orientation Pak at the Members Only site. (If you are a member and don't know where that is, ask Krin.

Adoptables

Here are the characters who are currently available for adoption. Message Exercise Master Krin at Legend@malcor.com if you'd like to give any of these folks a home!

FROM THE EXERCISE MASTER

Greetings!

Ah, the Feast of Plenty! A celebration that honors Zed. Who's he? Why, he's the Lord of Plenty! Circular definition, I know. But, trust me on this one, you really don't ever want to meet the gent. He's theoretically one of the "good guys", but he's probably the scariest individual on the planet!

Despite protestations to the contrary, Zed is not a Mirari. There isn't a drop of divine blood in his veins. He's simply a very, very powerful Wizard of Corin who happened to specialize his magic instead of becoming a generalist. Zed is the son of Shane and Cobal of Corin. Shane, the Great Wizard before Miranda, possessed extremely powerful, often uncontrolled, and viciously destructive magic. In contrast, her son is into creative magic; the Lord of Plenty provides food and drink to others. The drawback is that he has his mother's rotten temper along with what is presumed to be a perpetual hangover. Visit his castle, and prepare to become a smudge on his dining room wall. Pray to him for food or drink, and he may grant your request. If he feels like it. Which he usually doesn't. (Since Shane's resurrection, she's been living with her son, which hasn't improved his temper in the slightest. Cobal, Zed's father, spends his time permanently hiding near Ailan, the White Wolf, who is the only Wizard known to be able to contain Shane's-and presumably Zed's-power. (Note: Yes, Zed is human. Yes, he's still alive after roughly two millennia. People say something he drinks is responsible for his longevity. Characters who partake of food and drink provided by the Lord of Plenty should be wary; they may wind up with an abnormal lifespan--longer, or potentially shorter, depending on Zed's mood.)

Of all the monarchs in the League of Nations, only Farador is really on speaking terms with Zed, as evidenced by the abundance of food in the Elven Kingdom. Lord Juel gambles with the Lord of Plenty upon occasion, and Crown Prince Treigo gleefully directs his army of thieves to steal from Zed whenever the endeavor seems profitable (The Krills will trade with the Lord of Plenty for food upon occasion as well.). King Jochiah deals through the Elven Kingdom rather than talking to Zed directly, and that's Dragonking Shashtah's preferred channel as well. Lady Miranda does her best to pretend Zed doesn't exist. The White Wolf-well, no one is exactly sure why the Lord of Plenty does so many favors for the White Wolf, though self preservation has come to many minds.

Zed's Castle is situated in the foothills of the Dragon's Back Mountains east of Krillion. It's a place where only extremely desperate or extremely deranged people dare to venture. The castle alternates between being a place of bacchanalian revels and being a silent tomb where even the insects fear the Lord's latest hangover.

Zed is a sworn bachelor who cares for no one but himself. He has absolutely no interest in the War as long as the parties involved have the good sense to leave him alone. Though he is considered by many to be a god, because of his godlike powers, virtually no one on Centuria prefers to worship him. Yet no race dares to ignore him completely. His color is the ruby red of a fine wine.

And there you have a brief portrait of the Lord of Plenty, whose feast we will celebrate at the next event. (Don't forget that if you want more details about Centuria, members of Dragonlords are entitled to read the novels and short stories by L.A. Malcor. Contact me at Legend@malcor.com if you would like copies.)

Eternal Death to the Dark One!

Exercise Master Krin


If you have a suggestion for an essay that you would like to see in this column, send it to Exercise Master Krin at Legend@malcor.com.

Birthdays

For Members:

October: 1--Nancy Hubbs-Chang

November: None.

December: 23--Anna Kuznia

For Characters:

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

Month 16: Fast of Want

  1.16.1974--Dragonrider Aulsa
  3.16.1712--White Dragon Icestone
  5.16.1992--Lady Lije
  15.16.1951--Dragonrider Jehiel

Month 17: Feast of the Dark One

  3.17.1967--Lord Sheehan
  3.17.1940--Master Beast Guilder (jockey) Zvi
  7.17.1964--Exercise Master Danal
  7.17.1966--Dragonrider Rainier
  12.17.1040--Arion (Unicorn)
  14.17.1986--Lady Haileigh

Month 18: Fast of the Free

  3.18.1962--Master Beast Guilder (Jockey) Reuven
  5.18.1974 --Dragonrider Marianee
  6.18.1977--Apprentice Caravaneer Sulan

Month 19: Feast of the Mother

  1.19.1997(?)--Caylee (baby)
  2.19.1984--Fighter Renix
  3.19.1949--Dragonrider Wyland
  6.19.1943--Dragonrider Orlena
  7.19.1916--Dragonrider Zerlina (deceased)
  10.19.1963--Dragonrider Jilian
  13.19.1981--Bronze Stripling Desi   19.19.1972--Dragonrider Yannia
  20.19.1949--Fighter Marek (deceased)
  20.19.1823--Master Headcook Tara

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 ?
  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 Exercise Master 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 December 31st. 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.

Please show up and vote for it as the best story in the issue <G>. (The issue was supposed to be live as of October 20th, but, last I checked, the September issue was still in place. I'll message the club when the October issue goes online.)

Also, remember that members of Dragonlords are entitled to read the completed, yet unpublished, Centuria stories. Contact Exercise Master Krin at Legend@malcor.com for your copies.

Other Publication News.

"The Seven Year Hitch," a non-Centuria fantasy short story by L.A. Malcor will be published in the November issue of Millennium Magazine. For this and other publication news, visit L.A. Malcor's author page at:

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

Dragonlords' Webring.

Several people have mentioned the possibility of forming a webring for members of Dragonlords. If you are interested in this activity, please contact Exercise Master Krin at Legend@malcor.com. We will need original artwork for such a ring. Please let me know if you can contribute. Perhaps we can have an artwork contest if several people submit ideas.

Dragonlords' Chat List.

Dragonlords has started a new chat list where you can discuss the Centuria books (or anything else ) 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 and rent videos. Proceeds go to help defray the cost of running Dragonlords. [Discontinued March 15, 2000]

Dragonlords' T-shirt?

Is anyone interested in looking into the possibility of creating a Dragonlords' T-shirt? We could have an art contest for this as well. It's unlikely at the moment that the bookstore and video store will generate enough funds that we can provide T-shirts to members for free, but it's possible that that could happen some day. Message me at Legend@malcor.com if you are interested.

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 Exercise Master Krin for Brass Dragon Majidah, whose player has unfortunately broken her wrist.)

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