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GOF Guild Makes Great Lakes History

April 14, 2015 By: Lady Lava Category: Great Lakes News




GOF Guild Makes Great Lakes History …


Guild of Friends has been hosting bi-weekly net tosses and I attended yesterdays and it was great fun !

FCB in the past has hosted several net tosses a year but this bi-weekly GOF event is making Great Lakes history. I spoke with Legendary Fisher Emelyne Shay, a member of GOF, and she informed me that June 21st will be the tenth bi-weekly net toss and because of this anniversary date much more than sea creatures and Scalis will be on the menu that day. Be sure to check the Great Lakes boards for updates on this upcoming anniversary event.





As with all net tosses death was all around me and not just deep sea monsters. I think I saw Kittie dead more times than water eels.

Buc Den Docks is the location for this action event and it was well attended. Lord Special Ed, Kisar Sosey, Amberwine, blanc De blanc, Odin, Zoltan, Raving Lunatic, Lord Cire, Lord Apollo, John, Lord Silverwing and Verity Jane were a few faces and corpses I can remember seeing about.





John l

John ,oh so dead


Silver Wing

Lord Silver Wing kisses the docks


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Indigo, The Color of Treason

April 08, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

lake austin shard

“Royal Guard corrupt! King of Britain causes Minax’s return. Britianna is Doomed.”

who is posting the notes


Angrily Lord Pistachio read the indigo colored poster. What nonsense he thought wadding it up and throwing it away. For all his faults,the King isn’t responsable for Minax’s return. If anyone is it would be Lord British. She only appeared after his return. Still with Merrick’s betral and spies discovered in the Royal guard, the people might believe the notes. Frowning he hurried to meet with Captain Corian. Arriving he found people angerly discussing the posters.


this weeks hero


A worried Captain Corian arrived unnoticed. “Good evening, how are you all fairing?” “Angry and worried about the posters outside.” Lord Pistachio replied. “They are every where! What is being done about them?”

Frowning Captain Corian nodded, “That is why I called you here. Already the notes are causing problems. Several Nobles have approached me. They have heard whispers among the citizens agreeing with the notes. They remember the corruption found in the guard before the King reclaimed his throne. These notes do nothing for their confidence in the crown.”





disinstion in the realm

“What is the King’s response?” Someone in the crowd asked.

“He is worried more about Britannia and attempts to undermine his rule.” the captain paused. “My orders are to send you, the Royal Spies, to find more information.”

“Do you have an idea where we should begin?” Lord Pistachio asked.

Captain Corian nodded, “Yes, we believe someone in Jhelom is responsible for this. The city needs to be searched, every house and the outlying islands, for some trace of the indigo dyes. My hope is that you will stumble across someone or something.” Looking around, he continued, “Since the presence of the Royal Guard will do more harm, I will remain here. Report to me if you can find a lead

Arriving in Jhelom, Lord Pistachio quickly organized the search. Some would search each house. Others would travel to the Islands. Lord Pistachio lead the search of the south west island. There, in a small house, he found indigo dyed clothes, notes, forged letters and a spy. Lord Pistachio hand her a note. “What do you know about this?” he demanded.

jholem 2


“What this… document incriminates the King? the spy tried to look surprised. “Isn’t it the truth? Wasn’t the King responsible for the death of a shipping Captain named Elise the Golden?”


the source

“No, but that isn’t why we are here. Who is behind this?” Lord Pistachio watched as the spy moved to hid a paper lying on the floor. Pushing her aside, Lord Pistachio picked up a letter addressed to Adrian Fisher. “What do you know about this?” shoving the letter at the spy.

“Hold on a moment…that name is familiar.” she looking nervously around. “Doesn’t he work for the Thieves’ Guild? I wouldn’t think the Guild would be so reckless. I have been spending too much time in Ter-Mur as of late…so I’ve not been well informed.”

“Ter-Mur, have you been spying on, Dahlia?” Lord Pistachio demanded angrily.

“Dahlia, she is…currently in Ter-Mur. That is all I can say.” The spy gave a small smile, “You do realize I am not in charge of the network. I am just a tiny cog.

Lord Pistachio looked suspiciously at the spy. “Just who are you working for?”

“Don’t you know?” the spy asked puzzled, “I was on my way back to Ter-Mur when the Captain asked me to come here. I must hurry and pass on what I’ve learned before my Lady Dahlia gets impatient. Surprised, no one moved to stop the spy. Turning back, she said. “You should check a warehouse. It should be in East Britain, toward the southern end. I found something of interest there.”


to brit

Shaking his head Lord Pistachio opened a gate. “Why didn’t Captain Corian tell us he had sent another spy? We need to learn what she reported”. He stepped through the gate.

Finding Captain Corian waiting. Lord Pistachio confronted him. “You sent another spy! Didn’t you trust us.” ”

Yes, I sent the spy to Jhelom.” Captain Corian replied. “I feared that you were to well known. She reported that another forged letter was found. Also a letter to Adrian. Before I could ask more, she flitted off in a hurry.”

“She told us that she needed to hurry back to Ter-Mur where Dahlia was waiting for her.” A calmer Pistachio explained.

The news that Dahlia was in Ter-Mur caught Captain Corian by surprise. Narrowing his eyes, he asked “What is Dahlia doing in Ter-Mur…?” No matter, I hope you found something that will help explain the parchments.

Lord Pistachio handed the Captain the letter and notes we had found.

“Adrian, is this the one who works for the thieves’ guild?” the Captain asked.

Pistachio nodded, “The spy thought so, but was surprised that the guild would be involved.”

“I agree.” Captain Corian said, “I can’t see them trying to undermine the crown. I will keep these to show the King. You should go to the warehouse the spy mentioned. Where was it?”

“She said it was in East Britain, the south east tip.” The search began with Captain Corian leading the way.

The warehouse was quickly found. Inside were bags of crushed indigo and jars filled with dye. “Crushed indigo? They were definitely storing things here.” observed Lord Pistachio.

warehouse with dyes

the right place

“Hold here a moment, while I gather guards to watch this place.” Captain Corian said as he looked around. “Lord Pistachio, detain anyone who comes here and escort them to Yew Prison,

Lord Pistachio grinned as he bowed. “I will be honored to.” and he directed us to hid. No sooner had the Captain left, than a woman entered the warehouse. Lord Pistachio quickly had us surround her. The Conspirator held up her hands to hold Lord Pistachio back, “No, stop! I didn’t do anything, I just made the dyes for them…”


dye maker

“For who?” Lord Pistachio asked?

“I don’t know, I swear. I didn’t know what they were using them for.” the conspirator began to cry.

“In the name of the King, you are under arrest.” Lord Pistachio placing irons around her wrist. “Come quietly and all will be found. Captain Corian will want to question you.”

Her eyes widened, “No, not the prison. Please don’t throw me in prison.” She begged falling to the ground. “He made me do it”

Lord Pistachio yanked her up, “Who hired you? Cooperate and all will be fine.

“If I tell you maybe you can let me go?” she asked  hesitantly patting Lord Pistachio’s arm.

Lord Pistachio brushed her hand away. “Tell us what you know. Who hired you?”

“His name was… his name was Adrian, he, he wanted some dyes for one of the Nobles. They said it was… it was for the King’s birthday so I happily helped.” she explained drying her eyes.

Lord Pistachio frowned angrily, “Noble, which noble, give me a name.”

“I honestly had no idea.” the conspirator said, her voice almost a whisper. I don’t know… Adrian didn’t say… he said I would be paid well and the King would see my works displayed.”

Out of the corner of his eye, Lord Pistachio, saw Shimano slip the conspirator a small file. His eyes narrowed as he pulled his prisoner down the road. Shimano, a traitor? he thought to himself. Someone to keep an eye on.

taken to yew

Arriving at the prison, Lord Pistachio handed the conspirator over to the guards. “Check her for the file, then place her in a cell.”

Before the guard could search her, she handed Lord Pistachio the file , See look… I could have kept it… just… don’t leave me here. I’ve heard stories. They let prisons rot here, even if they aren’t guilty.” The conspirator slowly went into the cell. “Please… just don’t… don’t forget I’m here. I would never harm, or spread lies…” Before the guard could shut the door, she stepped back out. “Wait,” I can take you to him. He should be at the shrine of Valor.” She handed Lord Pistachio a rune. “I was to go here if I couldn’t find him.”

Lord Pistachio studied the rune. “This is to place far from any city. Didn’t you find that strange?”

“When I asked him why, he said it would be safer as no one would see us.” she answered thoughtfully. “I admit it …it sounded strange.”

“It would be a good place to make you disappear.” Lord Pistachio said.

The conspirator began shaking, “Kill me…he was going to kill me?”

“You are safe here. The guards will protect you.” Pistachio said trying to reassure her.

Lowering her head, the conspirator quickly went back into the cell. “May be I’m safer her in the cell.” Laying down on the cot, she hoped that she wasn’t left forgotten until she died.

in the cell

Captain Corian meet us outside the prison. Lord Pistachio reported what had been learned.

The Captain listened in disbelief, “They created posters framing the king as a joke?”

Lord Pistachio nodded. “The dyer said the dyes were commissioned by a noble for the King’s birthday.”

Captain Corian glared at the prison. “So they were using the poor girl, letting her be tried for treason. Enough of this find Adrian!”

“She gave us this rune that Adrian gave her.” Lord Pistachio handed the rune to Captain Corian.

Throwing it on the ground, a gate opened. “Prepare for battle, who knows what trap has been set.” the captain said stepping into the gate.

On the other side we found Adrian calmly leaning against a tree. He laughed as he saw us step trough. “So she gave you the rune.”

Captain Corian angrily grabbed him. “What noble paid you to make false posters! Give me the name!”

“I work for whoever pays me the most, it just so happens a man offered me more than the Guild.” Adrian pushed the captains hands away. “I owe them no loyalty.”

adraian again

Grinning he looked at the poster that Lord Pistachio shoved at him, “Those are quite good, don’t you think.”

“No,” Lord Pistachio replied,”Who paid you. Give us his name.”

“And then you won’t take me to prison?” Adrian winked, “Lets see how many times I’ve walked away.” He scowled at Lord Pistachio,” what you take me for a fool. I didn’t ask for names. So, I can’t tell you what I don’t know.” Adrian moved towards the shore.

“So I stir up a little dissent. It keeps you on your toes. Just as my friends here will.” Giving a signal, his mercenaries ran out of the forest and attacked.



battle 3

Lord Pistachio was ready, cornering Adrian.

Adrian trying to get away shouted at his men, “Do what I hired you to do, keep them away!”

Grabbing Adrian’s hands, Lord Pistachio clapped magic cuffs on them. “Try to break free of these and burn.”

“Well,” Smirking Adrian opening his hand. “I had planned to save this. But this is just too perfect.” Before Lord Pistachio could stop him, Adrian blew a whistle. Lord Pistachio watched the metal grew hotter, then shatter into shards from the cold summoned by the whistle. From the cold Frost Wolves attacked. Just in time Captain Corian slashed the wolf attacking Lord Pistachio. With a nod of thanks, Lord Pistachio joined the battle.

frost wolves

death and destruction


After the battle, a weary Captain Corian sighed, “Why is Dahlia in Ter-Mur, I could use her here now. Agaris has been doing his best, but he is not the spymaster. Some of the spies will not listen to him.” He opened a gate back to the hall. “I’ve given her enough time. The kingdom needs her.”


“Luckily Blackthorn is distracted.” he sighed again, “These rumors have just enough truth to convince the people.

“Blackthorn is a good King, but some still cling to the Virtues too heavily, and they feel like his rule does not coincide with how things should be done.” Lord Pistachio pointed out.

“True, but we can’t have Nobles trying to over throw the king.” the captain replied with a frown. “I’m sure Minax is behind this dissention. I must report to the king. Keep your eyes and ears open. We must find who is behind the dissention.  Lord Pistachio, go to the Yew Prison and release the girl. She was only a pawn. With a bow he left.

Lord Pistachio returned to his keep. His thoughts racing to make sense of what he had learned. What noble is the traitor. Is it someone I know and trusted? I must find out!

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Easter Festival of The Grape

April 01, 2015 By: Lady Lava Category: Great Lakes News






Easter Festival of The Grape



Lady Lava wonders about Easter and grapes. One will have to attend the event to find out.



easter grape

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Red is Dead ~ Felucca adventure on Origin shard, March 27, 2015

March 31, 2015 By: Larisa Category: Origin News

The citizens of Origin were called together by a man named BORDAS….he came to us with a story.
“Many years ago, my band of evildoers went into Trinsic and raided the city. During that invasion we kidnapped the kings blacksmith Burke and have kept him a prisoner ever since.
But…my group of bandits have revolted and have decided they want to release him. I want them dead and am out to replace them with loyals. Are you willing to battle and keep my prisoner from escaping?”


Raising our weapons in agreement, we headed to Fel to seek out these bandits….

What we found was…a little more then we expected.


I didn’t see any bandits…but there were a lot of dragons wandering about….as well as war between reds and blues…



Having our hands full battling the mighty dragons and evil players, the bandits took the opportunity to sneak off with the prisoner.


Recapturing Burke, the kidnapped Smith of Trinsic, proved to be futile
for now, but the Red Is Dead (RID) fighters showed their superior talents
in PvM and PvP.  As one survivor stated “it was a BLAST”!

Thank you
to Pangu, Origin Advisor and SS for the pictures.

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February / March Obituary Column

March 30, 2015 By: Lady Lava Category: Great Lakes News







February / March Obituary Column


dead eye

Dead Eye







James McDoulf

James McDoulf

Lady Moira

Lady Moira

Manx  2 feb


Manx  feb

Manx again


Manx a third time !

Mars   feb


Mister Jones

Mister Jones

NameTorque frb




Princess Amara

Princess Amara



Sir Joe D  feb

Sir Joe D

Something Wicked

Something Wicked




















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Between the Lands of Sosaria

March 23, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News


lake austin shard

bLuNtMaN looked at the strange note he had found in Nujel’m. Fearing the worse, he called for us to join him. Arriving we found the woman with the fiery hair waiting. Smiling she greeted us. “Welcome, welcome.”

firey woman

Stepping to the front bLuNtMaN bowed and greeted her, “HAIL my lady. Are you still looking for the book?”

“For the book? I have long since passed caring about a silly bound cover filled with pages. she replied laughing, “It is a trivial object, which Minax will gain nothing from.”

Puzzed ,”Then why are you? ” He asked?

“I came here to talk… did you want to play with my pets instead? the woman said,winking. “I could surely arrange that.”

bLuNtMaN smiled back, “While we enjoyed your pets, we’d rather hear what you have to say.”

“So you came to listen then? It is quite intriguing that you gave Telemor the run around.” she said thoughtfull. “I would have thought he would not be so blind. Laughing, she placed on orb on the ground, “I assume you were looking for this?” she asked. “I happened upon a merchant, who had a nasty fire in his cart. The whole bottom burned out and look what I found inside. Or more aptly, in the dirt when he ran off screaming.”

the door orb

Looking carefully at the orb, bLuNtMaN asked. “Whats that for? So that’s what the book was leading you to.”

“Me to find?  No, my pet. You are mistaken, I burned one of Minax’s little pets alive for the book, she seemed so interested in it. Any thing Minax is interested in, so am I but not for the same reasons.” Picking up the orb, she continued. “I believe you have the hinges already, do you not?”

bLuNtMaN laughed,” I’d not get on the wrong side of Minax.She has a very long memory

“She does, but so does my master.” the woman agreed. “But now where we…”

Caught by surprise,bLuNtMaN quickly asked, “And who is your master?:

Winking at him she replied, “I don’t kiss and tell, love.  I assume you are interested. stepping back she pointed to the claws on the ground next to the building.

Looking at them, bLuNtMaN saw they were the third part of the secret word, “Yes very interested.” reaching to pick them up.

She lightly pushed his hand from the claws, “Then we have an exchange, I give you the information, you do something interesting with it.”

“Like what?” he asked watching her carefully,leary of trusting her after the last encounter.

“Surprise me, set a few cities on fire for me.” blowing in to her hand.”

“You jest I hope.”  he said backing away.

Shaking her head in disappointment, “What, you don’t like to party or dance… such a bore. You didn’t really think I meant to burn the cities down?”

“Then now what?” bLuNtMaN asked, Moving closer to him, the Woman “Why then our business is concluded for now…All but one last bit. Didn’t you say you wanted to play?”  the air growing hot as she rubbed her hands together. “Here… have a ball! Try not to let the city burn.”  Manifestation of heat appeared.

1st attack

“I knew we couldn’t trust you!” shouted bLuNtMaN as he joined the battle.”

“But love, it’s only a bit of hot air..nothing to burn down the city.” she laughed blowing him a warm kiss. “See that draft is getting cold. All my lovely heat is being taken away.” Fire began to surround her,

“Do what you wish with the knowledge, I do not need to see the end result,” and she was gone.

As the battle raged on,  Agais joined us.  Stabbing a creature,he shouted, “We’ll talk after these things are killed!”

Battle won, bLuNtMaN handed Agaris the orb.

Looking at it in surprise, Agaris asked.”Where did you get it? It was lost months ago.”

“The Woman of fire dropped it off.” bLuNtMan quickly explained how she had gotten it.”

Perplexed Agaris looked at him, “She just gave it to you? Wasn’t this what she was after?”

“It seems not, she just said she liberated it.” bLuNtMaN shook his head.  “It is strange, she wasn’t concerned about the book either.” Then he frowned. “She also told us she had burned up on of Minax’s minions.”

“This is strange. I thought she was one of Minax’s servants?” Agaris said confused, “So she is… helping us? That does not make any sense.

Showing the claws to Agaris,”she felt that we would put the knowledge to good use.” bLuNtMaN answered adding. “She may have he own motive.”

Thinking about what he had learned, Agaris thought out loud. “It is clear the lady is from Felucca. I wonder what is going on there.”

He studied the orb, I think it’s better if I leave this to Evidia’s hands.

agaris after battle

Agaris: She was studying the orbs when we had them before.

Agaris: Wait at the hall,  I will send her there once I have retrieved the other orb and brought them both to her.

Arriving at the hall we found an excited Evidias.

“Hail, Evidias.” bLuNtMan greeted her, watching as she moved her hand between the orbs.

Wondering at the magic connecting the two artifacts…Evidias returned the greeting. “Do you know what there are?” she asked.

two orbs

bLuNtMan studied the orbs, “Portals? A door?”

“No, not a portal. More like…” she stopped and moved her hand between the orbs again. “A lock and a key, the door is the lock and the hinge is the key… it seems strange to say it that way. But the door is heavy and only swings on the hinges… it’s… fascinating…”

“Sweet.” bLuNtMan said smiling. “Could we use these?

Evidias began circling one orb around the other. “I bet we could.” She contiued moving the orb along invisible lines that only she could sense. As she did, there was a click. “Did you hear it?” she asked excitedly?

bLuNtMan nodded his head,”aye.” When he looked over at us, we also nodded in agreement.

Frowning Evidias stopped moving the orbs. “Someone must have used these to seal things away. A powerful mage….”

“Such as Minax?” bLuNtMan suggested.

“I do not know, but I do know what we can do with them. Do you want to see? Evidias asked impatiant to try her idea. Where was the shop…In south east Britain yes?” she said opening a gate.”This way.” Arriving at the shop, we found a note on the table.  After reading it, Evidias began moving around the room.


“So… it must be here somewhere.” She looked around the shop then moved the orbs in the air. To our surprise she disappeared for a moment. Reappearing she began muttering to herself. “Why did they put it so far away?” Once more she used the orbs. This time a tear ripped between the two halves of Sosaria then was gone in a flash. Looking down at the lock and key, she shook her head. I have a feeling these were not meant to be found. She moved to  dagger and scroll were. “The dagger appears cursed somehow… and that scroll is…I do not like the feel of these, I’ll ask the king to send mages to find a way to move it.”

the dagger

Shivering she moved away from them. “bLuNtMan, wasn’t there a dagger mentioned in one of the reports.”

“Yes, it was in Vesper.” he answered.

“Hum, But there is… something else here.” She began to follow the the invisible lines in the air. Stopping she stared at the spot when they met. “I wonder,” Evidias said as she used the orbs magic to turn the lock. A gate opened and we stepped through arriving in Felluca’s Vesper. With a feeling dread bLuNtMan prepared to defend Evidias. She had moved toward the side of the bank and was looking at some things on the ground. Moving next to her, he could see that it was armor with a note beside it.

who was this

“The armor… is enchanting but the magic is… painful…We should… go back… I feel so weak. It feels as if my magic is being siphoned from me.”  Before bLuNtMan could catch her, she fell. Her magic hidding her.

Hearing movment behind him, bLuNtMan turned to find Telemer Agent of Minax behind him. “What are you doing here. We drove you off once and will do it again.”  bLuNtMan demanded.

he is back

Telemer smiled, “I seem to remember leveling the lot of you. Now please politely walk away and I will retrieve my Lady’s new gifts.”

bLuNtMan stepped in front of the armor. “I can’t let you do that.”

“Have you forgotten my whispers?” and Telemer began to summon them. “Can’t you hear them?”

Telemer seemed to weaken. Holding his head in pain, Telemer looked at him, “What…are you doing to me? Stop… it…”


evidas or firey lady at work

Knowing that it was the armor, bLuNtMaN quickly saw how he could use the information. “Weakling. It is so easy to steal your magic.” and he laughed at Telemer.

“What kind of trickery is this. You can’t do this!”  Telemer shouted moving to toward the portal.  Suddenly he stumbled, weakened by the magic. Moving back he shouted, “Eldevian, show yourself! Minax will not take kindly to failure. Do your worst.”

From the shadows, we heard a voice. “You will burn to a pile of ash!” shouted Eldevian the Mischevious summoning Slitherfiends.

the monster


between life and death

Telemer and she disappeared. But not before dropping a strange object by the building.

In the midst of the battle,Evidias reappeared leaning on the wall.  “My lady are you okay?” bLuNtMaN asked.

“I’m still to weak to help with the battle,” she replied.

“No matter my lady. The battle will soon be over. Already their numbers are smaller.”


As he predicted, the battle  soon ended. We all moved to where Evidias waited. She was looking down at an object, “Where did this come from? Its magic is strong. Evidias moved away from it. As she did her strengh returned. Moving back towards it, she became weak again. “Its magic is strong. Evidias studied it, “Now I know why the Woman didn’t go for the object.  She fears the armor as well.” she moved towards it again, then quickly moved back. “Yes, the stronger your magic, the weaker is makes you…Imagine if Minax got a hold of this, and used it against the King.”

pixes for the win


“If a powerful mage locked it away, it makes sense it was to protect magic.’ bLuNtMaN said frowning. “But I’m more worried that the Woman of Fire isn’t working with Minax.”

Evidias thought about what bLuNtMaN said, “I agree that is worrisome. I’m sure we will find more about who she is working for.”  Turning to bLuNtMaN she smiled. “bLuNtMaN… you did well.”

I think he believed you were making him weak.”

“ty.” bLuNtMaN said laughing. “Who will tell him I wasnt!

“Maybe he does not know what we found yet.” Evidias smiled back. “I’m sure he will stay far away from you.

Evidias stared at the strange carvings in the torture chamber. Not words, just shapes. They must fit together somehow.*

magic torture chamber

“Hum…what is it? bLuNtMaN asked catchting Evidias as she stumbled.

“Perhaps someone can take us back to the hall. I’m still feeling to weak to cast a gate.” bLuNtMaN quickly opened a gate and helped her through.

Once the torture chamber was secure. Evidias traced the indents in it. It should be safe here until we decode it.”

Looking thoughtful bLuNtMaN looked at the object.

3rd word 2

“What is it, bLuNtMaN.” Evidias asked stumbling.

Worried bLuNtMaN,offering his arm for support. “Are you Okay?’

Leaning on his arm, She smiled at him, “Thank you I’m just a little weak. You had a thought?”

“Yes, If it took magic to lock all of this away… and it drains magic. How was it locked away?”
“I do not know.” Evidias replied, “You are right.  How did they lock it away to begin with?” staring at the strange orbs. “Someone sealed these things long ago it seems, when the world was separated.  They might hold the answers.”

“Still it is strange.  Who left them for us to find. It seems as if it was a trap.” bLuNtMaN said. “But I don’t think it was the Woman of Fire. She seems to be helping us or at least not working against us.”

“Is she helping us…You might be right,she views Minax as an enemy and we do the same for now… ? She is a puzzle.” Evidias said rubbing her forehead.”Perhaps, I do not know, I did not feel any ill intent from her, danger yes, mischievousness, yes. But not ill intent.”

Looking at the three objects,hidding a secret word.  Evidias sighed, “For now we seem to have stopped Minax, from obtaining something to use to kill King Blackthorn, and possibly Lord British. But that raises another problem, are there more of these objects hidden throughout Trammel/Felucca? What is happening in Felucca. its getting crazy! It is a shame Felucca has been so cut off from us”

Still woozy from the armor. She leaned again on bLuNtMaN’s arm.

Looking worried,”You need to rest my lady.” he suggested.

Nodding,”I am tired. I think… that the objects are stuck between worlds still. So, without the orbs, perhaps they cannot reach them? There is nothing more we can do until I learn more.”

“My Lady may I escort you back to the Castle?” bLuNtMaN asked.


Evidias smiled up at him, “Thank you, I am still unsteady.”

“More than honored.” bowing he walked out with her.”

Evidias turned back to us. “Good bye my friends.  I hope to know more when I see you again.”


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Spring is Almost Here

March 19, 2015 By: Lady Lava Category: Great Lakes News






This just in from EM Elizabella …..



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Minion of Minxa Attacks

March 09, 2015 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

lake austin shard


A couple of days after losing the book, Agaris called a meeting. Lady Thalia could see he was tired and troubled. “While we have not found the book, we were able to question some of the Gargoyles who would speak to us in Ter-Mur, and they have seen nothing out of the ordinary. More troubling is the reports that Minax has sent more followers into Trammel .” Shivering Thalia looked around to see the reactions of the others. The others were as shocked she was. “I do have some good news, Evidias was looking at the parchments in Britain, and realized that there was a unique sort of magic behind them. I did not understand half of what she was rambling about. But I did get the idea that she meant to try to trace its path, back to the book.”

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“That indeed is good news.” Lady Thalia noticed that Agaris was still frowning, “but why do I have the feeling that there is more?”

Agaris nodded, “While we know that the book is still in Ter-Mur. We have been unable to connect it’s magic to the Pillar we found.”

“Hum, has there been any signs of the other two words?” She asked.

Agaris shook his head, “Not yet. The guards reported that Adrian broke into the Britain Hall and was scribbling notes about the markings on the pillar. We are still trying to find out why the Thieves’ Guild is interested.” He turned to look at the pillar, “I believe that the book and the pillar are not related. Some how the guild seems to be one step ahead of us. I more trust the guild as much I would trust a starving man standing over the body of a half dead noble not to stab them and take their coin. While opening a gate, he told us that Evidias was waiting for us in Ter-Mur.” I’ve taken enough of your time. You should hurry to met her.”

We found a puzzled Evidias standing on the stairs leading to the city while drawing a few symbols in the air. At first she didn’t notice our arrival.

ter mur

“Greetings my lady, how are you and the weld? Well I hope?” Lady Thalia asked?

She looked up in surprise and smiled. “Hello, Thalia, we are all fine. The weld are in good spirits. A little one has begun to learn to fly.” Talking to herself, she drew more symbols in the air, “No, that isn’t right.” batting one symbol away. She is moving again. At least she doesn’t have the book yet.” Evidias began to walk into the city. “I need to get further away from her.” she drew the symbols again. “No that’s no good…she’s in the city. Maybe more to the west.” Evidias walked a little west. That’s better, she’s not interfering with it as much?”

Puzzled the gathering looked at each other “My lady who are you talking about? Who is this she?” some one asked.
Evidias continued as if she had not heard the question. “The inn…No… the trail is to cold.” Evidias looked up.”Oh, she is the one who picked up the book.”

Still not sure who Evidias was talking about, Thalia asked if it was the lady with the bright orange hair?

“Yes, but it is more… fiery than orange. I saw her from a distance, talking to one of the Gargoyles.” Shaking her head, “She did something to the book. Now it has started answering her as if it is charmed. The book’s magic is interfering with my tracing where it has gone.”

“That must be strong magic to interfere with you, Evidias.” Thalia said frowning.

“Yes and now it keeps stopping the spell.” Evidias looked at us. “But I don’t think she is aware that the book is interfering. It is more like her magic is mixing with the book’s trail. That is what is causing the spell to mix-up. I need try to follow the magic.

At last after going north west. As we came up to some tents, she stopped. Shaking her head ,”No, not here. Too easy to find it in the refugee camp.” Evidias continued up the road. After a while we came to a hut. In front of it was a small fire. “This is the place.” Evidias studying the fire. “Yes, she walked around the fire then went into the hut.”

the search

“My lady,” Adrianna shouted excitedly, “Here is the book!” Smiling at Adrianna, Evidias approached the book. Suddenly fire surrounded it. “Fire!” Why did she choose fire.” Evidias asked in surprise. “Why didn’t she could have placed it like the parchments.” Evidias shivered. “I feel something in the air. Sniffing the air, “Do you smell that?” All of the group shook their heads no. Closing her eyes, “I hear footsteps She is coming back.” Evidias looked at the book and approached it again. As before fire appeared around it. “Hum, I know I’ll hid the book and myself. Maybe then the woman will leave.” With a few words, Evidias and the book vanished just as the woman walked up to us.

“I knew heard footsteps.” her eyes narrowed when she saw us. “I knew it.” She ran into the hut. “Who took my book? I know one of you has it, give it to me!’

“What book?” Lady Thalia asked pretending to be confused. Looking at the others do any of you know about a book?” Everyone shook their heads no.

“I know one of you has it, I don’t suppose you could just return my book could you?” her voice slide thought the air like liquored honey and a hint of fire. “Any one who returns my book can have anything they want” she said smiling sweetly.

the woman

The air began to have the slight scent of fire. “What book? asked Lady Thalia. ” I don’t see any book.”

“Oh dearie…with your pretty eyes, tell me where it is. I can give you whatever you want.” she said reaching a hand out to touch her.

Baring his teeth, Artemis moved beside her. “I don’t think my friend would like you to do that.” Thalia said resting a hand on the greater dragon’s neck.

Suddenly the woman rubbed her forehead as if in pain. ” Your friend, she is close…I can feel it…blue hair. What is she doing?”

“”What friend?” Thalia replied,” This all of us.”

“Fine… fine.” the woman smiled again. the sweetest sickening smile I had ever seen. “Perhaps I should do this another way. Do you like fire…I like fire.” as she spoke the air began to turn hot. “I love fire…it burns away everything I hate.”


As she began blowing into her hands. Her hot breath casting a spell summoning creatures made of fire. She continued to rub her hands together “Come…make them warm, so warm they melt and burn.” Drawing their weapons, the warriors attacked. Their weapons shimmering with the cold spells cast upon them.


“You cannot dull a fire” the woman laughed. “It will burn on anything. Even your pretty clothes will burn turning to ash.”

As soon as one creature was killed she summoned another. Soon the air was so hot it her robe caught fire. Flinging it aside she waved a hand dismissing it. “Everything burns…even my pretty robe.” the woman said laughing.

At last the fire creatures were defeated. Frowning she looked at the burnt ground, “And still I cannot see where the book is. Hum, I suppose I will simply follow you. Eventually you will lead me to it. Not the book…perhaps it.” Then looking at us she began to rub her hands together.” I have something for you. A parting gift. Yes something special.” Blowing into her hands, she summoned Infernal spirits, then disappeared.

promised fire

Before the group could move, everything dissolved into darkness as Infernal Spirit of the Fire’s burning eyes filled their vision. Quickly recovering, Lady Thalia released Artemis as did the other tamers.

prortected by fire elementals

When the battle was over, Evidias reappeared, stumbling while she let out a hot breath. “I found the book but… the magic tried to burn me for the inside. she…is….something. The way she has command of fire. I could feel it… like hot coals underfoot, like she was trying to        make me move.”


As Evidias recovered, Thalia explained what had been said. “She is going to follow us, hoping we will lead her to you and the book.”

“Follow you? I think it is the other way around after watching what she did in Ter-Mur. We need to leave. Where did the man go first with the book? Luna?”  Thalia nodded yes.

Evidias opened a gate to Luna. When we arrived she went right to the locked down parchment. “This is where he opened a gate?” she asked. Studying the parchment she shook her head. It wasn’t just a gate, it was a rip in space, but little more? Not a message at all, he was discarding the book. Hold on, Agaris gave me some runes. Lets see what they tell us. We grew silent as she chanted the runes, “Etem sipra, solust…” Nothing happened.


trail to lluna“What kind of spell is this? There was another rune to Vesper right?” and she opened a gate to Vesper’s bank. Once again she chanted the spell. This spell… its like it reads what has happened in a place.  I wonder, where that dagger is now and what it did? It seems tied to a long ago Moonglow. No matter.” She looked again at the page. “Maybe these are not clues.”

Lady Thalia pointed at the parchment, “We thought perhaps the pages were runes that would open a gate.”

vesper bank

Evidias thought about what Lady Thalia said, “That is a possibility, we need to keep going.” They are in a hurry to find something. Were there another parchment?”

“Yes my lady, one at the east Britain provisioner shop. Quickly we gated to the shop. Going in side to the parchment, she repeated the spell, “There is something here, I can feel it more than see it. .A powerful relic lies buried in between the mirrors of Trammel and Felucca, but it is cloaked in magic spells. Where was the other parchment?


“In Castle Blackthorn’ court yard.” Thalia replied.

Arriving Evidias studied the parchment. “There are faint traces of an object called the Chaos Hinge. Traces of it still persist but it has been moved. Picking up the parchment she studied it before dropping it. Strange, Agaris found it in the old hall and kept it.”

more chaos orb

“Where there are hinges, is there not also a door?” Thalia asked.

Evidias shook her head. No, he said there was another orb. It was lost some where. Hum, a hinge and a door.

“Like the door we found in Ocllo, the one we couldn’t really open?”

Evidias nodded, “Yes like that…but…wait a moment. A door you cannot open perhaps you are on to something. Maybe you cannot open the door because it isn’t there and there are no hinges.” She looked at the note again. The King and Agaris must be told.”

Evidias turned to leave, “I will inform the King. Go and tell Agaris what we have found. He should be at the hall.” she said and recalled out.

Quickly we went to the hall. Horrified, we found Telemer an Agent of Minax there.

an agent for Minxa

“Who are you?’ he demanded, “So you have part of it….but you know nothing.” He tried to run. But found it was blocked by Artemis and Lady Thalia.

‘You said we have part of it. Part of what?”Thalia asked.

“l know nothing… and neither do you.” he whispered. “You hear nothing…nothing but whispers. They come to you like little snakes crawling on your skin.” he began laughing, “Can’t you hear the whispers. So sweet and wonderful. Allow me to leave you with a final whisper.” His last whisper summoned strange whispers.

whispering voices

They were deadly, but quickly defeated. As the last one was killed, Agaris arrived.

Grabbing one eat and pressing his hand against it, “What was that sound?”


“Whispers, a agent of Minax summoned them. While we fought them, he escaped.” Lady Thalia explained.

“An Agent of Minax?” Agaris still pressing his hand to his head. Trying to stop the ringing sound of whispers. “Did he tell you anything?”

All of the group nodded yes, while Thalia answered. “He said we have part of something but know nothing.”

“Evidias says you got the book, but the Lady wasn’t what she appeared to be?” Agaris shook his head to clear the last of the ringing.

“No, she seems to command legions of fire. She doesn’t seem to be working with Minax though. Lady Thalia replied.

As I passed Evidias, “she said you found something in East Britain?

“Yes, Agaris, We found we found a scroll that spoke of an ancient relic buried between the mirrors of Trammel and Felucca. We also found traces of something called the Chaos hinge.” answered Thalia.

“Ah the hinge was an object I recovered. Other things were lost though…the door that wouldn’t open. Agaris frowned. “Perhaps the objects are things left behind when Trammel was created.”

“Evidias said that there was a mirror between the two lands and a red moon gate.” Lady Thalia paused, “didn’t Nystul use the gem of immortality to divide the worlds?”

“I don’t know, I did read that he used a crystal of some. Maybe certain objects were trapped between. No one knows exactly what happened when Trammel was created along side of Felluca. I should inform the King before anything else happens. He was there perhaps he knows more.” sighing Agaris,”Rest and we shall prepare for what comes next. It seems we won’t have to wait long.” He stalked off into the shadows.


News from the shards

Sunshine of Your Love, Saturday, February 21st, 8:00 p.m. CST

February 19, 2015 By: Lady Lava Category: Great Lakes News






This just in from EM Elizabella ……



Sunshine of Your Love, Saturday, February 21st, 8:00 p.m. CST




News from the shards

Miss Kitty and Friends Keep Purring

February 15, 2015 By: Lady Lava Category: Great Lakes News






Miss Kitty and Friends Keep Purring




Player run events are going strong on Great Lakes and two auction houses are keeping the tradition alive. Miss Kitty and her gang have their claws out on Monday evenings bringing you the best at Alliance Auctions.

This past Monday I attended the auction with my old friend Manx and things were leaping. By mid auction the place was full. As I looked around I noticed some old and new faces including Princess Amara, A Crack Fiend, Lord Padish, Kahn, Calista, Night Wind, Captain Murphy, Black Widow, Gannon, Peace, Anisha, Bruce, Tiggermcat, Lord Valeran, Lord Drew, Stoney, Manadoose, Estaish, Dilemma, Lord NIGHT, Pickle, Lezzie, Dr Pee, Manya, Lord Iggy The Great, Pal, and Lady Tweety just to name a few.

Stationed around the auction house were security squirrels. Though tough in a pack they were no match for a group of Tsuki Wolves being lured by a nasty person trying to upset the evenings program. This caused some death including the person luring the wolves which gave great joy and delight to the patrons.




As with all Monday auctions Let’s Make A Deal was played, a patron favorite. Many exciting items went up on the block including Mini House Deeds, Banner Deeds, Colorful Roses, Plant Deeds, Holiday Décor, Hair Dye, Compassions Eye, Tokens, Rubble, Weapons, Mounts, Coffee Plants, the list goes on and on.

Gates for Monday night auctions are provided inside the Luna Bank. If one auction a week is not enough for you or just a day that does not work within your game time remember the Grand Daddy of them all MOA is on Thursday evenings. Gates also provided within the Luna Bank.