Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Ryanon's Base Camp

Newsletter 9

September 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.

Events

(These are upcoming online 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
September 28, 1998 15.13.1998 Fast of the Lost at the King's Camp in Dumnonia and Rainier's Base Camp in Rashtar; market day at Tor in Daethia.
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.

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 upcoming 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.

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

We meet again! This month I've been asked to elaborate a bit on the service of the sun god, Leot.

In Dumnonia, there is a rather large tent in the King's Camp that is dedicated to the sun god, and individual worshipers can often be seen seeking out dune tops at dawn, midday and sundown to pray to their god. But when most people think of Leot, they think of the magnificent temple at Tor, where Shashtah had a rather infamous run-in with some priests who were not following their deity's will at all well. (The priests are doing a bit better now that Dumnonia takes most of the Daethian orphans out of Tor.)

Leot's temple in Tor is positioned against the westernmost wall of the city, not far from the main gates. The enormous domed building is flanked on either side by comparatively unimpressive wings that served as living quarters for the clerics in residence and offices for conducting temple business. The massive structure is easily larger than anything else in Tor except the School itself. An impressive golden spindle rises high above the dome, designed to be the first and the last thing in the city to touch the rays of the rising and the setting sun. Mosaics, fashioned out of Galantite, gold, silver, bronze and copper, cover the floors and the walls. The dome itself is constructed out of gems of every description, set in patterns of flame and positioned in such a way that the sunlight cast tiny sparkles of colored light throughout the room. Beneath the golden spindle a diamond easily twice the size of a Dragon's egg reflected pure white light against the mosaics, showing the path of the sun across the face of Centuria, the subtle changing of the seasons in Tor, and the time of day.

Upon entering the temple, the viewer can tell instantly if a service is in progress. Clerics of the sun god gather in the center of the otherwise open room. The high priest stands in the center and is ringed by his followers in descending rank: priest, deacon, apprentice, non-cleric temple servants, orphans in the priests' care, and other non-clerics. The non-clerics who are not associated directly with the temple often arrange themselves in rings, according to their social rank, with believers granted positions closer to the center than those that may be occupied by unbelievers.

As the first white-gold light of the sun tops the mountains the pinnacle of the golden spindle began to glow and sends an intense beam of light through the diamond, toward the worshipers gathered below. The High Priest stands, arms spread wide, palms upward, in a gesture of welcoming. The beam of light touches the High Priest, turning his blond hair the color of the rising sun. Power seems to flow into him as he opens his mouth and led the clerics in the Morning Chant. The Morning Chant may vary, depending on the day of the year. The High Priest tells the clerics in advance which song will be sung on any given day.

By the time the song is finished, the dome was alive with color. Sunlight glitters through the gems, making it almost impossible to see.

This concludes the service. The High Priest commands, "Let us now partake of the bounty of the Light, then return to the fields." He leads the clerics and any worshipers who would be speak with the High Priest into the living quarters of the temple, where all visitors are permitted to partake of food before any business is conducted with the priests.

For the evening service, the pattern is similar, except the light leaves the glittering dome and twilight descends upon the worshipers. The High Priest leads the Evening Chant, which, like the Morning Chant, may vary, depending on the day. Following the Evening Service, the clerics and their charges retire to partake of a simple meal and then to retire for the night. Travelers who wish to spend the night in the priests' care may accompany them at this time, but a hefty donation is expected and no word may be spoken until the Morning Service.

This is a vast oversimplification of the religion, and there are, naturally, many exceptions to these general guidelines. Yet hopefully this will give you something of a feel for the worship of the sun god, at least as far as it is practiced by the Daethians in Tor.

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:

September:
8--Denise Kennedy
13--Ryan Wolf
21--David Rhodus
26--Chad Barnard

October: None.

November: None.

For Characters:

Month 14: Fast of the Lost

  7.14.1969--Journeyman Beast Guilder (Jockey) Razi
  7.14.1944--Kings Camp Rider Annas
  8.14.1997--Keli (baby)
  8.14.1954--Master Beast Guilder (Jockey) Zalman
  8.14.1940--Lady Lihana
  11.14.1964--Lord Janix
  11.14.1969--Journeyman Beast Guilder (Jockey) Paine

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

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.

Personals

Want to post a personal ad to the newsletter? See the guidelines for newsletter submissions at

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

Awaken the Dragons!

We need stories and art for Awaken the Dragons!, the fanzine for Ryanon's Base Camp. The next Deadline is September 30th. Send stories or poems to Lady Zara at amberfocus@hotmail.com. Artwork should be sent directly to Dragonrider Mannon 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

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' 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.

The following ad is run as a courtesy. Dragonlords' has neither connection to nor direct knowledge of this group. The ad is posted in its original form, without editing by Dragonlords.

EASYFRAME FAN GALLERY EXPANDS STARLIGHT FOUNDATION CHARITY DRIVE

Monday, Sept 14, 1998 --

This October, the custom picture framing industry celebrates National Custom Picture Framing Month by contributing to the Starlight Foundation charity. Every custom picture framing order placed during the month of October will result in a donation to the Starlight Foundation from suppliers.

The EASyFrame SF & Fantasy Fan Gallery will be contributing an additional 5% of profit from sales made from its web page, located at http://freeweb.digiweb.c om/arts/EASyFrame/index.html, to fen who express an interest in the charity. In addition, fan artist SAVA has agreed to donate an original painting to promote the charity drive, which will be available in both limited-edition hand-colored prints and open-edition digital prints.

The open-edition prints will be available free to anyone who makes a donation of any size to the Starlight Foundation, while supplies last. (No purchase necessary.) Profits from the limited-edition prints will be divided equally between the artist, the gallery, and the Starlight Foundation. The run of limited-edition prints will be made to the exact number of orders received during the month of October.

The Starlight Children's Foundation is dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children through wish granting and state-of-the-art in-hospital entertainment. For further information, visit the foundation's web page at http://www.starlight.org/.

EASyFrame may be contacted at easyframe@usa.net, or visit its web page at http://freeweb.digiweb.c om/arts/EASyFrame/index.html.

SAVA may be contacted at sava_mail@juno.com, or see her work on display at EASyFrame's Virtual Art Show, located on their web page.

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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