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Canon [Tales of the North] - Dusk

Discussion in 'Tales of Altera' started by Faelin, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    Dusk had fallen, and a pale moon was rising.

    There were no clouds to be seen that night, the sky above as black and fathomless as the inky depths below, and the stars dulled by the silvery radiance of the moonlight.

    Quiet and imploring, the occasional breeze would stir in the folds of the banners that hung limp atop the battlements, before quailing once more and dwindling to back into silence. Only the sea had not the grace to hold her tongue; her silver-crested legions each in turn rushing forth to charge the lands beyond the shore, only to be shattered on the rocks and thrust back into the churning depths.
    “Mercy,” they whispered as the clawed at the sands. “Mercy.”

    Her feet stung in quiet protest as she stepped forth into the water. The cold bit at her flesh with an unyielding malice, but she could not find it in her heart to care. About her shoulders was draped a heavy woollen cloak, pulled down by the earnest grip of the water, tugging, tugging, tugging out to sea. Gripped by a sudden daring, the wind whipped at her cheeks, lashing wildly at flaming hair. Mother’s hair, she recalled numbly. The wind died down again.

    Dimly, she thought of her father, he who had been so brave and so kind, so wise and so sad-- No- she stopped herself. He is gone. The reminder was sharper than any blade could hope to be. Gone, and can never return. She did not remember beginning to cry. Not a sound passed her lips, but the tears froze on her cheeks like tiny jewels, glinting forlornly in the moonlight.

    It would not be much longer now, she saw. The tide was high, the moon was bright, and the sails had already been unfurled. As was their tradition, the boat was waiting in the centre of the great black bay, rocking abidingly with each wave and tremor. It would be over soon. All that remained would be smoke, ash and memories.

    “Be brave,” he had told her. No words were needed to seal the promise she had made. An unspoken vow and an unspoken wish. The last thing he would ever ask of her. The last thing he would ever ask of anyone. It must be done. Ashen-faced, determined, the ghost of a smile chased across her features - features sculpted by the hand of hardship. Protect them. And she knew she would.

    All it took was a single spark. Soon the flames were twisting and dancing around the sails with the frenzied vivacity of a writhing, maddened serpent. Bright sparks and cinders crackled and spun into the air. Ashes all aglow floated down through the air like the first snow of winter, only to be quenched by the swirling waters below. There was a loud snap and the burning wood hissed with displeasure as the mast fell forward, crashing through the deck with a harsh chorus of cracking and splintering. A great plume of red and gold burst into light, and all at once the sky was aflame. Blinding, scorching, yearning-- And then it was black again, though the fire blazed on.

    She could not have said how long she stood there. Alone amidst the waves, the ice of the water battling the fire’s savage heat. From the charred skeleton of the boat that remained, smoke began to rise in a column of solemn certitude, and for a few moments the moon’s soft glow was obscured by a pillar of naught but grey.

    And so it was that Draco Lonmar, the first true king of Altera, embarked on his final journey.
     
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  2. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    This story is set before the Exodus was announced, a while after King Draco abdicated, returning North plagued by sorrow and regret.

    'Twas not long after the coronation of Queen Leminth of Arduin.
     
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  3. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    Oh, and if you hadn't guessed, this is significant.
    There be spoilers, there be~!
    @dracoboy2
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
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  4. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    Oohooo~
    Do drop me a PM.
    Speculation is fun.
     
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  5. Valonyx

    Valonyx Lord of Altera

    Character Name:
    Tristan
    Race:
    Human
  6. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    S'not that surprising.
    The next one is woooorse~
     
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  7. Valonyx

    Valonyx Lord of Altera

    Character Name:
    Tristan
    Race:
    Human
    <:-O
     
  8. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    ...Is it?
     
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  9. Valonyx

    Valonyx Lord of Altera

    Character Name:
    Tristan
    Race:
    Human
    >_>
     
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  10. pyrocide

    pyrocide The Mogul of Cromarcky

    Character Name:
    Marcelo Scorpetti
    Race:
    Human
    Very nice. I can't wait to read more.
     
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  11. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    For those who read between the lines,
    Who revel in riddles,
    Who relish these rhymes~
     
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  12. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    And I thought I was paranoid. ;D
     
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  13. Megadonkey30

    Megadonkey30 Lord of Altera

    Character Name:
    Barthélémy du Lavoyard
    Race:
    Human
    In-game Town/City:
    de Havre
    House:
    Lavoyard
    I loved it, Can't wait to see more from the north~
     
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  14. Michcat

    Michcat i'm the wench if you're the cake ;) Retired Council Member

    AWWWWWWW YIIIISSSSS
     
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  15. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    I concur.

    Once more, fate was to strike a chord;
    The pieces moved across the board,
    As plots and schemes fell into place,
    The plans were spun as fine as lace.
     
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  16. Michcat

    Michcat i'm the wench if you're the cake ;) Retired Council Member

    To tread along a spiderweb line
    Held together with bits of twine
    So fragile it is to stand tall
    So dangerous if you did fall
     
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  17. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    While steel might break,
    These schemes will bend,
    To mine own will,
    And mine own end.
     
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  18. Michcat

    Michcat i'm the wench if you're the cake ;) Retired Council Member

    {Click Here}
     
  19. dracoboy2

    dracoboy2 Lord of Altera

    Character Name:
    High Lord Draco Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold
    House:
    Lonmar
    I've seen things you wouldn't believe. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
     
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  20. Faelin

    Faelin The Court Jester Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Jarl Freya Lonmar
    In-game Town/City:
    Stormhold of Avanor
    House:
    Lonmar
    MY EMOTIONS
     
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