Monday, April 20, 2020

Unspoken Dangers

There the valley lies, "in the shadow of the giant's teeth, beyond the tumbling foam", even as the old man said. Though no hint of such a tranquil scene escaped his utterances. No village, nor roads, nor crops already green....these are portents he left strangely quiet.


Monday, April 06, 2020

Beyond the Horizon

Your horizon, so long broken by the the tangled branches of black jacks and cottonwood ... gives way ... suddenly ... to the clean line of open spaces and the comforting sight of walls and towers, of homes that cast a blended glow of yellowed white. A refuge. A place to take stock and heal.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Sun's Warmth

The sun slips the horizon's grasp and with it comes light and joy; the promise of a new day. The malaise of mist and darkness fades, burned by the heat and revealed in its weakness as nothing more than vapor. The hunt is yours again! To plunder life of its adventure!


Monday, March 23, 2020

Halls of Stone

The hall is made of stone and lined with the statuary of the wizard kings of long ago. Beyond lie the tombs where they rest in beds of stone lined with gold and still possessed of the magic heirlooms of their long lost power. Unguarded? Who can say...
 
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Let, the God of Hope

The limbs rise and twine like antlers, echoing the violent clash of mighty stags. But there is more here, for this is the country of Let, the Lord of Hope and new beginnings. It is known that he takes the form of a Hart with a crown of antlers like trees.



Monday, March 16, 2020

Sun Draped Roads to Adventure

Beyond the old village fence lies the unknown, a wild country, sun draped and waking to spring. It is yours to take, this new path. The road to adventure goes ever, ever on...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Paths of Water

The goblins of Aihrde are clever creatures. They dig deep and use water in all their devices. It conceals their paths and guides them in the dark. But at times, in the wonder of dark caves, they light their paths with means both magical and mundane.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Beset on all sides...

Cut off and alone. There is no easy exit, not clean break. Beset on all sides, it is fight or fall.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Faul ti-ne Dume

In the Days before Days many of the Dwarves took to wandering, even before Al-Erde imparted his wisdom and these were called the Faul ti-ne Dume and their journeys were long and filled with wonder. But many had tragic ends for they fell to the hate of Ornduhl of the Val Eahrakuhn. #aihrde #ttrpg #playcnc

(mini not by me!)

Friday, February 28, 2020

To War...

When the North Mark broke free, there was war. Kayomar and her lords called to arms all their vassals and they gathered, great and small. #aihrde #playcnc #ttrpg

Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the Musk Grass and Chara

It looked to all appearances as a woman drowned, thus the creature lured the unwary, drawing them into the tangled waters, there to snare them in the musk grass and chara. Once beneath the surface they devoured them and let their bones sink to the mire below.



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Solace of Forgotten Places

In the heart of the aged wood the trees dwell in quiet, though not in peace, for they are old and a tangled mess in their sullen hate of all creatures, whether good or foul of purpose. Only a few dwell here, in the Darkenfold, those who seek solace and to slip from the memory of the living.


Monday, February 17, 2020

By Strange Artifices

Hounded by the Lords of the Winter Dark, the Mist Elves became a secretive people. They used clever artifices and hid their paths in strange and wonderful ways.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A Wall Like No Other

Rising from the pestilent morass of peat and sphagnum that carpets the small islands of sandy-black mud, a nauseating stench clings to the air, snatching your breath. The bog laps the feet of the distant ridge, beyond which lie the mountains, your destination.


Friday, January 17, 2020

A Mountain Like a Wall

Even in the warm months the Bergrucken are daunting, but in the deeps of Winter, crossing them is a herculean task. But the choice is not yours, your charge cannot wait for the Spring thaw. Perhaps, you can go under....


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Glory!

Glory is earned, reaped from life's contest. In victory or defeat, on the field or off, it is yours to take. Castles & Crusades! (Photo from the Show #Vikings)