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Ecusidor
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Bardic song, me friends:

"Once more into the breach!"

You soon will be out facing danger and strife,
You soon will be fighting and risking your life.
I know there is use for my saber and knife;
Alas, I will not be along.

We all have my limits, and I'm nearing mine;
And so, with your pardon, I'll have to decline,
For I've an appointment with women and wine,
And gaming and music and song.

It's been far too long since I've gambled and drank,
Too long in that dungeon, disgusting and dank,
Too long amidst refuse, repulsive and rank,
Too long without love and romance.

Before I embark on some hazardous quest,
Before once again I am put to the test,
If I don't take time to recover and rest,
My sanity hasn't a chance.

It's not that your company isn't a thrill,
I'm truly impressed with your courage and skill,
And happy to journey beside you; but still,
I need to be free for a time.

When we meet again, we'll have stories to share,
So 'Vaya Con Dios'; good luck, and take care.
May travel be pleasant, and fortune be fair,
And may you find meter and rhyme.
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Master Ecusidor, Guardian of the Order of the Howling Wolf and Founder of the Stand of Light.

Ogt wrote:
Master ecuisidor you are the one and ony bard in the whole island, as i have said before to you, you are the man!!!!!


ShadowCore wrote:
I'll vote Ecusidor. Go you!!!!!!!!!!! You're also one of the best bards on the isle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(the only competitor for THAT title seems to be Kathryn icon_biggrin.gif)
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Ecusidor
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, also I believe my contract with my former manager Griff Inn has ended because of his sudden departure...

So, Im still looking for a new manager.
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Master Ecusidor, Guardian of the Order of the Howling Wolf and Founder of the Stand of Light.

Ogt wrote:
Master ecuisidor you are the one and ony bard in the whole island, as i have said before to you, you are the man!!!!!


ShadowCore wrote:
I'll vote Ecusidor. Go you!!!!!!!!!!! You're also one of the best bards on the isle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(the only competitor for THAT title seems to be Kathryn icon_biggrin.gif)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah! Most of these ditties are mere childsplay! Try coining real art, such as a sestina!

When I feel that there is real quality competition out there, I shall release my own anthems, epics, viginettes, satires and pastorals.

Until then... Adieu!
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Ecusidor
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, clearly somebody who cant enjoy things herself, so what a fine bard that would make, eh? icon_lol.gif

It's all about entertainment and havin' a good time, not about competition. Gah!
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Master Ecusidor, Guardian of the Order of the Howling Wolf and Founder of the Stand of Light.

Ogt wrote:
Master ecuisidor you are the one and ony bard in the whole island, as i have said before to you, you are the man!!!!!


ShadowCore wrote:
I'll vote Ecusidor. Go you!!!!!!!!!!! You're also one of the best bards on the isle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(the only competitor for THAT title seems to be Kathryn icon_biggrin.gif)
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I promised to post my Journal so here is the first chapter from my journal.

Kind of my life story

From the Journal of Master Ecusidor
Guardian in the Order of the Howling Wolf

Master Ecusidor of House Ecusidor:

Chapter 1:

Singer of Songs, Teller of Tales, Drinker of Drinks, Lifter of Spirits, Drinker of Spirits, and Lifter of Skirts!

Entry 1: Finally, after many a stormy night have I safely reached the shores of Dysotopia. The last time I set foot on land was back in the Port of Anuire, just before I got onboard of this rickety ship.
Ah well, never mind all that, I should look for some work and information, regarding this interesting place.

Entry 2: Very nice, the Innkeeper of the Eleriina Inn offered me 500 pieces of gold for my first job, but I managed to convince him to pay me 750 gold pieces, seems my bardic charms are going to pay off in this place! The Directions were: West, North, West, Butterfly Fields region. I am supposed to deliver a shipment of ale to a small tavern. I believe it was called the “Pit Tavern”, located near this place called the Pit.

Entry 3: I encountered many bandits on the road in a valley just north west from Eleriina, dangerous road that was!

Entry 4: In that Eastern Forest in the north (North from the valley) I encountered Ogres! I made myself Invincible, now I can pass through safely! I’ve also heard rumours about a creature called “The OgreEater”, who seems to hunt for Ogres in the Eastern Forest.

Entry 5: West again, hmmm, I hope I don’t get lost in this passage. Ogres seem to attack caravans in this place a lot.

Entry 6: Met two friends on the road just passed the burning caravan: Raver and Alleannon. We travelled together until we reached the Tavern. Almost got lost though. Raver seems to be a human magician of some sorts, Alleannon a quiet elven archer.

Entry 7: Reached Gerek's pass. I told the guys to go ahead and that I would follow them later, they seemed concerned for my safety, these are good people.

Entry 8: Reached Butterfly field and caught up with Raver and Alleannon: We found a hurt dog and took him with us. Interesting, I believe we must visit the building near the Pit, that must be the Tavern. This place looks important, many roads come to this field.
Now let's go find this tavern. Found it, delivered the ale, now I go back and collect my 750 gold pieces. There’s a “Riftgate” nearby, I can use it to quickly get to Eleriina.

Entry 9: Attacked by someone's pet Balor along the way, maybe it was Llewlan's, or it came out of a riftgate. Anyway, Raver promised to investigate this event for me.

Entry 10: I'm going to make the same delivery run again.

Entry 11: I have my eye on the house: 202, or 213 Eleriina City.

Entry 12: Heheh, soon I will school myself in learning lockpicking skills, so I can break into that lovely Estate north east in Eleriina. Whoever lives there seems to be able to spare a coin or two.

Entry 13: Eastern Plane reminder: Go north, then west, then south and then west again.
I wonder, what lies north on Gerek's pass?

Entry 14: Hahah, forgot about the Butterfly Field Soulstone, to use on a planar rift, silly me. Very amusing.

Entry 15: Well, I made it again! Another 750 gold well earned!
Well, now that I found out about the planar rifts I shall keep travelling easily to the Butterfly field and back again, that way I should earn enough money to buy that lovely crossbow I saw for sale earlier, in the Eleriina market place.

Entry 16: A little trick from Dahlia to ‘fool’ the tavernkeeper: talk to the keeper to distract him, drop the ale on the floor, collect the note from the keeper, then pick up the ale again, and repeat this devlish activity.
I sworn not to turn her in, but I will for a good reward. I shall also inform the authorities of this scheme. I shall not take part in such activities myself.

Entry 17: I did it with the help of my old friend Raver, easy! I shall explain in a little rime: “One can enter the Estate with thy back against the gate, and a little help from a pushy friend.”

Entry 18: I am setting up a network of spies and informers.

Entry 19: I helped out this newcomer to reach the Pit Tavern. I gave him an escort. He was most pleased for my assistance.

Entry 20: Dahlie's sister is called Syn.

Entry 21: I promised to look into the bandit matter for the Eleriina Guard Commander.

Entry 22: I informed Kathryn of the Authorities of the Ale scheme. For law I must see Ameli or Koanna.

Entry 23: Celith, Merok, Ghan and Deldur. They were in my last party, they were good folk, I shall remember their names.

Entry 24: I wish to make a difference in Dysotopia, do as much good and little harm as possible. But I can't join the watch with my current ‘chaotic ways’. Maybe if I prove myself worthy...

Enrty 25: I found a strange place in the woods, a cave like entrance, I couldn't access it back then. Mayhaps later. Though I do not recall how I got there anymore, it is a long journey, passed the Eastern forest.

Entry 26: I’ve heard that when you attack a Tidy Badger, you yourself become one. An interesting and amusing curse, I’m sure.

Entry 27: This “Druidly” is advancing his skills impressively, and in such a short period of time, I wonder how he does that...

Entry 28: I joined with Esana, Anorax and Xzard. Xzard left us later on. We travelled through the Eastern forest a bit, looking for the “Ogre Eater”.

Freeman and a Black Paladin helped us out with some nasty Trolls.

Entry 29: Ran into this strange band of nature lovers who want to burn down Kravenwood. Druidly and that Wulfe guy. They attacked me for no reason! They claimed that I live in Kravenwood and that I’ve chopped down trees to build my house there. All lies! I live in Eleriina, In a stone house...

Entry 30: Hmmm, so the secret prison is in the basement of the Guard House. The Watch locked up Raver there for breaking into the Estate. Ameli allowed me to visit him in jail.

Entry 31: Ameli is a dear, even though she did lock up Raver after breaking into the Major's Mansion.

Entry 32: Paurie is dangerous, I should watch him, same as this short Griff Inn fellow. I don’t trust these shady characters.

Entry 33: Met a strange woman called Bejb (Babe), all undressed bending over before me, while I was peacefully resting out on a bench at the fountain in Eleriina.

Entry 34: Just found out that someone called Sir Loki is the deputy mayor of Eleriina. Better stay on his good side.

Entry 35: Writing a warsong song for the Druids Circle:

The Circle protects Nature,
The Circle protects it's Ways.

We few Druids, we few Braves,
We stand Against all who Oppose,
We send them to their Graves!

Entry 36: Wulfe and his druid friends are suddenly being very friendly to me now.

Entry 37: Now to find out what's north from Gerek's pass.

Entry 38: I’m stuck in the Unknown after following someone into the Core of the world. Found a Blue Dragon here, he is evil absolute! Talking in riddles.

The dragon killed me, now I’m in Limbo or whatever this place is called. This seems to be some kind of afterlife, hmmm, the gods seem to have mercy on my soul and are giving me a second change. Lady Tymora, the lady of luck, seems to be shining on me this day.

Entry 39: I’m caught in the mazes of the Lost Woods, south from the Butterfly Fields. I was attacked by the elves there after trying to steal from them. I attacked an Elven fort, the elven mages killed me. I did find a mysterious lake in the woods with all kinds of colourful magic dancing on the water

Entry 40: Finally Ameli showed me around the Mansion, lovely, even let me train there and take supplies.

Interesting books I found there too!

Entry 41: Ameli jailed me because I disturbed Shadow Randor’s speech near the market place! Still, the speech was interesting. After I was released I was told that the speech ended in a bloody fight. Balors had attacked the crowd gathered there. Too bad I missed it!
Met a fellow called Cain Darkwind there, he wanted to lead a group of men to batter upon the very gates of the burning hells! I said that it was suicide and warned the people not to listen to this fool.

Entry 42: Notes about the recent Balor attacks:

Lord Hollows, conference, from hell, something greater than hell opened gates! Chaos Dragon?

Something greater than Hell has opened the gates and is sending Balors upon us all!

Entry 43: My new guild: the Order of the Howling Wolf, we protect the needy and punish and condemn useless violence! Just the organisation I was looking for!
Paid 39500gp to join, Shadow Randor is the leader and founder of our Guild. I believe I was second to join, some lad named Raisthenal was first.

Entry 44: I have been informed that Keyla knows much of the Balor matter.

Entry 45: A good man called Phil Angelfire spoke to a celestial being, told him to find heavens champion, there is going to be a war between heaven and hell, on earth as its battleground! Rakshasa. Siding with heaven. Balor corrupt people. Phil destroyed balor barely. Lantern Archon appeared. Phil and Anuiron helped at the speech.

Entry 46: Current members of the Howling Wolf: Me, Raisthenal, Kyle Marshby, Shadow Randor, Heero Blue, Hidra the 2nd, Anuiron, Phil Agelfire.

Promotion to Protector and gained 10.000 gold for my good work.
Entry 47: Evolution attacked me, after I healed him! My master Shadow Randor is going to confront him on this matter.

Entry 48: No recent new news on the Balor matter. Shadow Randor asked me to keep the Order informed of any news on this matter. My informants are on it!

Entry 49: Haven’t seen Raver in ages, too bad.

Entry 50: This Roshnak is a great friend and warrior.

Entry 51: Sighted Ogre Eaters in the Eastern Forest.

Entry 52: Going to explore the west part of the Great Forest, near the city of Sylvandale. Sylvandale seems to have a dreadful history.

Entry 53: I was ambushed by bandits just outside Sylvandale, I wasn’t paying attention.

Entry 54: Seems that the Emerald caves begin in the Dragon Valley, and end in the Great Forest. Leading towards that strange cave I still need to investigate.

I’ve been mostly everywhere, but I’m sure there are still some small places left to explore. I found the Duergar mines in Gerek’s Pass. There’s a gigantic Earth Golem down there.

Also the sewers underneath Eleriina have been opened for cleansing.

Entry 55: Bringing Weeman down to justice.

Entry 56: We were attacked by Balors and succubi in the Kravenwood Lowlands, I shall investigate into this matter. Prisca killed the Balor.

Entry 57: Guild Meeting has been rescheduled. Only 3 people showed up.

Entry 58: We are to monitor and ignore an organisation called the Brotherhood of Catastrophe.

Entry 59: Aley Marlian? That name sounds familiar, though I can’t quite place it.

Entry 60: Hellish Allips sighted in Kravenwood!

Entry 61: Glorin, Hashmeer and Cain attacked Hildra, a member of the Order! Glorin, Cain, Hashmeer, Elriel, Tiarella, Shelinne, Aley and Christine I believe attacked me shortly after they attacked Hildra, while I was heading out to fight the Gloth Sentry and help out some friends.

Here follows the whole story:

The strangest event just occurred, I was on my way to the Strange Cave to aid some friends, and then at the entrance of the Dragon Valley Cain and Red Hashmeer stopped me, ORDERED me to turn back, ORDERED by the White Rose! This seemed strange to me, Cain and Hashmeer are clearly evil. Cain told me he had turned good but I did not believe him. I said: I can not be ordered around by you. Then they asked and I indeed left. I then summoned my familiar to take a look around and they killed it!

Then Cain confronted me in the Butterfly Fields and called me a "Rat", and then went back to the valley again. My party at the Cave told me that they would help me, and I entered the Valley again. Then I was killed by Christine, who was in my party earlier! Not only Christine was there, but Hashmeer, Cain (Another woman, I believe Tialara or something) and GLORIN! GLORIN OF THE LOST GUARD!!! So I then knew I was right. Then Shelinne and some others from my party appeared to help me, and they all fled to the Temple at the Butterfly Field.

At the Temple the Lost Guard claimed that they were ordered to act as they had, and that they had received a list of people to kill from Laz! Laz, the leader of the White Rose! They were ordered by the White Rose! I am not sure to believe this, they might want us to blame the WR. And Glorin asked if the HW (us) were now in war with the WR, I denied, so this might all be some big evil scheme!

Randor my lord! YOU were on that list as well! They said that Laz would deny this. That he wanted this to be as if it never happened. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE!

What is going on here!

First the Lost Guard told me that they think the Howling Wolf is a evil guild. (Of course, the Lost Guard is evil themselves!) Later they informed me that they believe that the HW is a good guild, and that the WR who forced them to kill me was the evil guild.

Now I believe that they want an alliance between the Howling Wolf and the Lost Guard versus the White Rose! I did not tell them that I expected this, for i do not wish to start a war with any guild.

I suggest that we contact Laz and the White Rose, ask their side of the story.

Well, I was attacked again by Cain. He started slashing with his mighty blade, but it did little harm to me, and I just stood there. When the coward noticed his attack was useless he casted a deadly cleric spell. The spell killed me. After somebody else resurrected me Cain told me that our guilds are at war!

Now it seems they declared war towards us. But we refuse to declare war towards them... How are we supposed to defend ourselves then?

I will NOT stand for this. I refused to aid the Lost Guard because of the earlier events, but now I believe we should strike back!

Entry 62: Randor send this event to the Historians Guild. They might even write a book on this. And add it to the library in Western Eleriina. Randor is going to confront Glorin and make him punish Cain.

Entry 63: Helped lots of travellers today!

Entry 64: Cain attacked me, seems he holds a grudge against me.

Entry 65: I recruited a new member for the Order, a noble paladin called: Elextra. (Elex)

Entry 66: Riftgates theory:

Only these last few centuries have the riftgates seen so much use, that is why I have to maintain them. I studied about the riftgates runes in the city of Anuire, it seems they work like generators. Since they see so much use, and they are growing old they need to be recharged more often. Also they can overheat and then they need to be cooled down with frost rays to maintain riftgate stability.

Now mages have casted a warding on the riftgate to prefent those that least need its use from using it.

The runes feed on negative energy. Thats why the gate is red. Negative energy rays recharge it.

Entry 67: Slrron Bow donated 5000 gold to the Order of the Howling Wolf, he is a member of the Lost Guard of Glorin. Normally I try to avoid his kind, but he said he didn’t want any quarrel with me personally, just a mutual friendship between two individuals from ‘rival’ organisations.

Entry 68: The caves near the Kravenwood Lowlands lead to Emerald caverns.

Entry 69: An old friend with who I travelled together many a time, Alexander Davis, killed my Badger companion, I’ll have him for that!

I’m growing tired of seeing evil beings slay the innocent without mercy, and not being allowed to stand up to them! But I must remain loyal to my Order.

Entry 70: A person named Mentoras seems to be a member of the Brotherhood of Catastrophe. He is trying to talk right their wrongs. I’ll be watching him.

Entry 71 : Ogt asked me to write a song for his girl : The Ogt Song:

Ogt once had this pretty lass, with hair nought as green as grass... But golden and bright as the sun, Oh, how she made Ogt's heart burn...

Her eyes as blue as a sapphire and bright as the brightest of skies... Her body as perfect as a flawless gem, and a heart pure red like a ruby...

Sweet lass, sweet lass... Ogt is not even worthy of that sweet as nectarine lass...

He gave me 150.000 gold for writing this song.

Entry 72: A small tale I just came up with: Tale of the traveller:

There once was this young lad, dreaming of the adventure he never had.

So one day the fine boy found a blade, thinking this was what adventures made.

Hereafter the child turned to the down the road, still wandering it this very day, slaying nothing tougher than the smallest toad.

Everstill dreaming of the adventure he never had...


Enrty 73: The Little Ogre Eater:

Once upon a time, mayhaps even last week, was there this tiny little Ogre Eater, oh, for he truly was meek...

The Little Ogre Eater still might have been twice as tall as men, but no taller than an average Ogre frien’

Unfortunately, on a sad day, one of his fellow Ogre Eaters mistook him for an Ogre in the fray...

So the Little Ogre Eater ended his life headlessly, among the other headless creatures, and such hideous features...


Entry 74: After witnessing my bardic talents Griff Inn, wanted to offer me a contract. I was going to donate the money earned by this to the Order of the Howling Wolf. Griff's Contract:

Griff would arrange performances for me. If I ever have any trouble with an individual, my manager Griff would take care of it. Thus taking me into protection.
If I break the contract of 2 weeks there will be consequences.
After the period of 2 weeks I am either free to go, or if I wish could continue our business.

Griff Inn offered me 50.000 gold to begin with, by I said I would do it for no less than 75.000 gold. He agreed on my demands.

Entry 75: I have been sexually abused by badgers in the streets of Eleriina.

Entry 76: The strangest event took place, I remember a long and hard battle versus succubi, vrocks, balors, and chaos dragons. And then everything went black. Suddenly I awoke on the shores of an Island just east from Dysotopia. Stripped of all my belongings and powers I once possessed.

End of Chapter 1
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Master Ecusidor, Guardian of the Order of the Howling Wolf and Founder of the Stand of Light.

Ogt wrote:
Master ecuisidor you are the one and ony bard in the whole island, as i have said before to you, you are the man!!!!!


ShadowCore wrote:
I'll vote Ecusidor. Go you!!!!!!!!!!! You're also one of the best bards on the isle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(the only competitor for THAT title seems to be Kathryn icon_biggrin.gif)
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