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#485365 Echoes of the Mage-Emperor - Discussion Thread

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on Yesterday, 03:56 PM

Whew, it's been too long! Finally, here's an update of the fourth chapter of Echoes, which is pretty long - and the cover art that Scorp drew for the story.





Chapter IV - The Human Soulstone


I also have an announcement regarding resuming the regular updates of Echoes (especially now that I have both graduated and have a Patreon)...


I will post one more chapter for Echoes (Chapter V), and then I'm putting the story on hold until the second installment in The Prophecy of the Six series is closer to completion. I absolutely do have plans to resume this story and resume regular updates, as I had originally arranged. I have a lot in mind for this story and its future. However, The Prophecy of the Six takes priority, as it is Wulfgard's main plot.


Supporters on my Patreon can read a super long writing journal post all about Echoes, with plenty of hints of my future plans and lots of behind-the-scenes looks at the story and a whole lot more. I posted it a little while back, with a sneak peek of Chapter IV attached, as well as the cover art. Check that out here.



I'm working on a blog post on my site about the update (and formally announcing the Echoes hiatus), so I'll have that up soon, as well. :) Hope everybody enjoys the new chapter!

#485350 Werewolf's Art

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 18 August 2017 - 12:12 PM



Patreon supporter sketch reward of Kain Talon, Nightstalker's sigfig. Hope I did him justice! I also plugged Nightstalker's LEGO gallery around the web (for all the good me plugging anything does :lol: ). :D



Also, since I didn't post it here earlier, here's the colored version of the Lye and Kye sketch:



#485349 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 18 August 2017 - 07:39 AM

Alrighty, so I hate seeing Errant suffer and I also have absolutely no RP outlets. So I'm kind of suffering from major withdrawal. :P


I might not be able to get this going again until sometime in September, depending on various things, but I suppose I should just continue this where we left off, eh? I'm willing, though I'm going to have to revise my outline to try to fix up sidequests and make them come to the players more, maybe try and get some interaction going; I dunno. I'm better with story-driven RPs, clearly. This is why I always turned down the opportunity to DM on my old RP server - dammit, Jim, I'm a player, not a DM! :P

#485305 Werewolf's Art

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 07 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

Haven't posted in here in a while; I generally keep my DeviantArt updated regularly, and I also post all my artwork in my Art Journals on my Patreon. I recently posted a bunch of old and relatively old concept art on there for my supporters, with lots of commentary on each piece.


But here's a small update. The next update will include the colored version of that Lye and Kye picture (which I'm working on now and is nearly complete), as well as Patreon reward commissions for two other supporters.




First up is a painted bunting I drew and colored with colored pencils for my Mom's birthday, on July 26th.




And here's a quick sketch of Sonic the Hedgehog, of his Sonic Boom design. Love that show.

#485294 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 28 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

I'm going to give this a big push really soon. Possibly this weekend, but I can't make any promises, as I'm at my university place doing another great moving of furniture, and then I have to go back home and help my grandma move back in next week.


Sorry for the delays.

#485283 Movie/Television/Disney Entertainment Conglomerate News

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 24 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

Hell, I don't even want Avengers anymore, since I know they're just going to kill Cap. I just want Chris Evans to play Solid Snake. That is such an awesome edit. Give it to me now.

#485265 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 20 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

Thanks, Sephsekla. Things are finally starting to improve, I think, so hopefully I can start getting things back on track, maybe after this weekend, but I'm not sure yet.


I'll try to get an update posted as soon as I can. At least there's some interaction going on right now, though. :P Sorry again for the delays, everyone.

#485231 ZONE - Arrowfall ((Delving Too Deep))

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 15 July 2017 - 10:56 AM

Arrowfall was not unlike Rimegard in some respects, but on a much smaller and less grand level. The architecture was partially Imperial, but there were traces of the Northerner village that once use to lie underneath. Since walls were a necessity to an Achaean city in Northrim, Arrowfall had those - tall and sturdy - and the gates were watched by soldiers with eagle eyes ready to call out any signs of hostility from the Northmen.

A cool Northern wind often blew over the city, fluttering the banners bearing the city's stag emblem. Overall, the place looked rather humble: the buildings were mostly somewhat small and several looked somewhat poor, but scattered throughout the city rested several manors of rich Imperials, mostly younger sons looking to conquer themselves an area of land in Northrim and have their own small region to rule. Nearly all the buildings, however, were made of wood.

The city had recovered well from the attacks by the various necromancers and such and the invasion of undead after the plague curse, all things considered. To see the city now, one would not have guessed such a thing had happened at all... except for the impressive temple to Astra Aeterna that had now cropped up, serving also as a Templar stronghold.


When the adventurers arrived in the city, it was nightfall. The darkness set several of them on edge - namely Valya and Garandros - but at least the moon was in such a phase that it was almost invisible. There was no great pull from the Wolf that night.

Caiden, on the other hand, seemed agitated. He didn't say a word or look anyone in the eye as the group approached the best spot to make their plans: the nearest tavern.

It wasn't busy this time of night, at least not terribly. But the people within seemed tense, and they glanced at the group of strangers with suspicion - until they saw Venatori among them. The whispers picked up then, but no one directly addressed the group.

Everyone easily found a big table to gather around and discuss their plans. The map Agni had provided was laid out, and they saw their options:

-They could head directly toward the Edge and attempt to pass through the Immortal Wood
-They could head north through the wilderness and pass through Blekmyr Marsh
-They could attempt to find some other path

These were their options. Each had its dangers. But they would have to reach that X on the map somehow - and the sooner they dealt with the dangers of the Edge, the better off they would be.

#485224 Werewolf's Art

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 14 July 2017 - 12:24 PM



Lye and Kye, the twin demon Princes of Pain. July sketch request from an Apex Predator tier Patreon supporter.

#485222 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 13 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

Sorry for the delays with my DM post. I'm essentially having to put everything on hold because my life is a whirlwind right now and has been since the first of the month, as a loved one has fallen seriously ill. Hopefully I'll be able to get a DM post up in the nearish future, but I can't make many promises right this minute. Thanks for your patience.

#485214 ZONE: The Rusty Axe

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 12 July 2017 - 06:16 AM

Holli snorted as she rather unsuccessfully tried to repress a laugh. "He's not really my partner. This"—she gestured between Lydus and herself—"is a temporary thing."


Drake gave a nod. "I hope so, for your sake," he replied rather simply.


"Oh, so that's why I haven't seen him around Greywatch lately" she replied to his comments regarding Caiden. "Well, any friend of Caiden is a friend of mine" she said with a smile, hoisting her unasked-for drink before taking a sip.


He smiled back. "Caiden's been a good friend of mine for years... I was hoping to find him again at some point, but I haven't had any luck yet."


"I've never been to Kemhet; is it nice?" she asked cheerily.


Drake shrugged. "I'd certainly say so. Their culture is just as ancient as Old Achaea, and there's a lot of rich history to be around... But if you go too far out of civilization, you'd better really like sand," he added a bit wryly.


Meanwhile, Yel served the food. Drake gave her a smile and his thanks, laying out a few more gold coins for the food. It was too many again, but he clearly didn't have plans to take any back.


The skinny Venator called out shortly thereafter, "There’s gotta be somethin’ else to eat here, right, wench?"


Drake growled slightly in his throat, but he said nothing, as the dwarf at least made a lame attempt to have him mind his manners.

#485167 Tales from the Rusty Axe (Now in Wulfgard!)

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 06 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

Don't look at me, I did it first and had a short story explaining it all beforehand! :P Guess I made a mistake in starting it, lol.

#485151 Tales from the Rusty Axe (Now in Wulfgard!)

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 06 July 2017 - 06:07 AM

Depends on the quality, but mostly just go with your gut. The cheap stuff would be several coppers, but less than one silver. I had decent drink and a meal cost two silvers in my latest campaign, so you could use that as a basis.


But really, it's not a big deal. I'm not an economics major, so I can't really tell you tons of details. :P

#485147 ZONE: The Rusty Axe

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 05 July 2017 - 07:49 PM

“An’ I thought nobs didn’t muck their boots with comm’ner mud an’ all that, but here we are.” Lydus huffed, turning to Yel as he approached.


"I muck my boots pretty often," Drake said, taking a healthy swig of his ale. "If the mud deserves it."


“Well that’s what I wanna know, girlie.” Lydus replied to Yel as he crossed his wiry arms. “What do ya got that’s cheap? I ain’t money-bags over here.” He grumbled, jerking a filthy thumb in Tom’s direction.


"There's some water in the horse trough outside," Drake interjected casually. "I hear that's free."

#485137 ZONE - Rimegard

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 04 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

The longship pulled into port, and Eydis quickly allowed everyone to disembark. Many of the vikings were already describing the strange river-monsters to various dockworkers, while others went about checking the ship for signs of damage. Eydis, however, strode up to the adventurers as they gathered their bearings again, some of them undoubtedly happy to be standing on stable ground once more.


"Thank you again for your generosity, my friends," said Eydis. "And you were quite impressive in battle. I leave you with my blessing, and may Freyja bless you as well. My men and I will be in the city for a few days before we set sail for Baldur's Fjord again. If I can be of any service in the meantime, don't hesitate to ask."


She then waved them farewell before returning to her ship and passing out some kind of orders to her crew. The adventurers, however, headed away from the port to take a look around in the city...




Ingi disembarked with the rest of the crew, but as the adventurers walked off, he quickly caught up to Huo and gently took hold of his arm.


"Please, my friend, hold a moment," he said, a strange hint of desperation in his voice. "Come, I want to speak with you before you disappear in the city."


He motioned for Huo to follow him, and Ingi led the way several paces aside from any activity, in a corner of the docks with some crates. The viking then turned to face Huo again, and it was only now that Huo realized how pale the man looked.


"You cannot know how pleased I am to have found you," Ingi said. "I've searched for someone with the Gift for nearly all my life - I was told I was mad... But it's true. You have it, don't you? The Gift... Magic? Please - you can be honest with me. I'm on your side. You already know this."




Everyone came into the city proper, though Caiden silently hung a ways back, by himself. As they left behind from the various ships and river boats and those who fussed over them, they realized the grandeur of the city. All around them, the architecture was strikingly new Imperial, buildings made of stone and wood - but, occasionally, they could certainly make out the influence of Nordling culture. So it was true, then, that Rimegard was a blend of Achaean and Northerner... at least as well as any Imperial city could be, as some animosity undoubtedly still hung in the air.


Some commoners on the street saw a few of their number - namely Valya - and either turned around and took another street, or else gave them a wide berth. Local watchmen patrolled dutifully, keeping good order - and, naturally, eying a few of them with suspicion, though they seemed to be getting mixed signals, as they were traveling with Imperial officials. They would get no small amount of scrutiny here, they had no doubt.


But, regardless of any amount of scrutiny or suspicion, they were free to go wherever they pleased within the city - or to simply leave and continue on their journey.