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by Valonia
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Ash and Oak pt.3

Let your best love draw to that point, which seeks Best to preserve it: if I lose mine honour, I lose myself: better I were not yours Than yours so branchless – Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra The Druids – that is what they call their magicians – hold nothing more sacred than mistletoe and a tree...
by Valonia
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Ash and Oak pt 2

Closer to evening, after bodies had been buried and supplies given, they gathered to discuss what they had learned. The farmer had offered them the use of his barn, which was currently empty. It was away from the main house (though not by too far), and afforded the group some privacy. It also meant ...
by Valonia
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Ash and Oak pt 1

What comes next? Is it regret? Time slowed when you left. And just like that, you were gone - Hayden Calnin, Haunt Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death's dream kingdom These do not appear: There, the eyes are Sunlight on a broken column There, is a tree swinging And voices are In the wind's sing...
by Valonia
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: As vigil, the stone
Replies: 0
Views: 338

As vigil, the stone

“The nation of all the Gauls is extremely devoted to superstitious rites... and employ the Druids as the performers of those sacrifices... Their funerals… are magnificent and costly; and they cast into the fire all things... which they suppose to have been dear to them when alive.” -Julius Caesar, ...
by Valonia
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

The Knight of Wands

https://i.imgur.com/KHLHP7p.jpg "Here begins the epitome on the knightly art of combat that was composed and created by Johannes Liechtenauer, who was a great master in the art… Because the art belongs to princes and lords, knights and squires, and they should know and learn this art, he has w...
by Valonia
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: For what you have tamed
Replies: 0
Views: 362

For what you have tamed

“Come and play with me,” proposed the little prince. “I am so unhappy.” “I cannot play with you,” the fox said. “I am not tamed.”… “What does that mean -- ‘tame’?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties… To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who ...
by Valonia
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Frayed and Undone

"...and he honored him with the ritual of cremation, burning him together with his armor. Then he raised a barrow over his ashes, and all about were elm-trees planted by mountain nymphs, daughters of Zeus that beareth the aegis..." - The Iliad, Homer “The threads that had held Britannia a...
by Valonia
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Principle and Practice
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Principle and Practice

“And I know things now Many valuable things That I hadn't known before Do not put your faith In a cape and a hood They will not protect you The way that they should… Nice is different than good…” - "I Know Things Now", Into the Woods “The Ace of Swords … indicates that one is about to exp...
by Valonia
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Blight pt. 2

Give me truths, For I am weary of the surfaces, And die of inanition. If I knew Only the herbs and simples of the wood... ...rare and virtuous roots, which in these woods Draw untold juices from the common earth, Untold, unknown, and I could surely spell Their fragrance, and their chemistry apply B...
by Valonia
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Roleplaying Stories
Topic: Hiraeth
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Blight pt. 1

The nectar and ambrosia are withheld; And in the midst of spoils and slaves, we thieves And pirates of the universe, shut out Daily to a more thin and outward rind, Turn pale and starve. Therefore to our sick eyes, The stunted trees look sick, the summer short, Clouds shade the sun, which will not ...