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Thread: Short Story Contests & Writer Showcase
kookastar
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posted April 08, 2007 09:47 AM
Edited by kookastar at 09:08, 13 Feb 2008.

Short Story Contests & Writer Showcase

Lady Milena held the first official Short Story contest in 2006

Entries for this contest can be found here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Fan Fiction
2006 brought interesting tales in Fan Fiction competitions.
The entries:
Daystar's Druid
Metos's tale

The HFC
Zeldor's The Demon Prince
FoG's Where You Least Expect It

Also Consis began some Single Post Short Stories
Gootch showcased some of his writing.
Joel's Sad, bad fanfiction experiment

In 2007 RSF began a Contest to generate interest in RPing.
Details can be found here - Daystar reigned supreme


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podz
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Armageddons blade will return!
posted July 09, 2008 02:40 PM

if theres a 2008 one im in



but im wrighting mine in parts 1,2 and 3


heres part one

















Grimheim

Part one: The beginning of a new era.





The vast exteriors of city known as Tor Myrdal hold many things, wether dwarvern made or captured during raids across their realm. The dwarfs that inhabit this beautiful city are loud, powerful people whom aren’t afraid to fight for their clans (being the stone in which holds their community together) and having an outrageous night with fellow dwarfs at the tavern.
These dwarfs go upon these daily routines as chores (not that drinking is much of one) however work exceptionally hard when at their jobs.
There are few jobs dwarfs seem to take starting from blacksmithing to mining for resources and finally rune works. However not all in the city follow these routs of life, some travel throughout the lands seeking treasures and precious jewels and some are the kings personal pawns in the game of war. The dwarvern warriors are somewhat fierce when approached by foes among them.


The numinous society of the runic mages has always bin one of the most respected societies in the land. Deepflame among others are well known throughout the lands for their abilities to somewhat control lighting from the skies. However, a recent “test gone unbelievably right” done by the ominous demons created such a being that they thought could sway the battles to their hands. The demonic creature consisted of half dwarf and half demon (captured in a recent assault on dwarvern outpost).
The fact that the demons had gone against the treaty with the dwarfs sparked an outrage throughout Grimheim which established the brutal warriors of Grimsteal and the runic mages of Deepflame to form a pact to silence the demons inhabiting their land once and for all.


Little did they know that the demonic lords of darkness had planned for them to do this for their acclaimed “super warrior” was what they believed their key to success. This creature began to grow as one of them but with such power he could take on any amount of troops they could send. It was the beginning of the storm lord. The dwarven man whom they inflicted with the demonic blood was a runic master from Deepflame, in fact was one of the sole holders to the secrets to control all of lightning’s powers. They used the demonic blood of a pit fiend.


The clan of Deepflame did not take well to the capture of one of their runic mages (they did not know the transformation of him) so the high mage searched throughout the vast empire for weeks on end for a new member of Deepflame. The runic mages were strong believers that all that happens, happens for a reason. As his search went on he had no luck, the high mage of Deepflame carried the Ring of Sar-Issus which he believed that this relic could possibly guide him to the future of their clan. As the high mage thought all hope was lost he came upon one of the many valleys of Grimheim and found the small town of Bolan. This is a little peaceful farming village with fewer then 50 dwarfs living there. It was there were he discovered such a pure being that he had to approach. It was a half dwarf half elf. His parents both were workers on the farms of the haven empire of Talonguard until bought by the owners of a farm in Bolan.


This boy was a bit taller then the normal dwarven sizes but also had the typical elven features (pointy ears ect…).  He was only a young boy but grew up with lessons in his unique background and being the “only one” of his kind. The high mage took an instant liking to this boy. Seeing the powers that dwell within him, with a draw of his hash pipe and some convincing talking (a spell or two among the way) he convinced the boy to follow him back to the runic guild (were the Deepflame clan inhabit) and began his training.


The boy struggled fitting in with the runic mages due to his unique race. Dwarfs are very racially incompetent and believe that the pure dwarven race is superior to their counterparts. His knowledge on the deep rune lore was quite dull for he made such mistakes that destroyed the surroundings around him.
The runic mages all thought this boy was nothing but a menace to the order of the runes but the high mage never gave up on him. He believed that the appearance of a true rune mage is not visible by the naked eye; it can only be seen in the hearts of the true runic mages. The high mage took the boy under his wing for many years. Eventually the boy gained many powers whilst travelling with the armies of Tor Myrdal against the demon renegades.


As the years went by, the demonic armies fell against the dwarfs. The dwarves are notable for their excellent defence techniques and their art of strategy. However the demons “storm lord” was still in hiatus, the demons were still sending brigades of troops to fend of the dwarven armies. For the small battles the demons won they did not kill the survivors, they simply kept them and mutated them into the powerful storm lords. Eventually the demons had a large numbers of the storm lords and got ready for their invasion of Tor Myrdal.


The demons have always bin ones to boast before what they saw was a “victory” by introducing their plans to the dark elven city of Sathan. The Sathanion people are evil, dark, silent hunters that concentrate on the conquering of the underworld (also inhabited by the dwarfs). They have never bin the greatest warriors but their chaotic spells are perfect for infiltrating the dwarven walls of Tor Myrdal. In this evil brigade the dark elves sent one hundred and fifty troops to help the demise of the dwarfs. Of course the infernal demons never think they need help for they believe they are quite “powerful” yet always seek help from the dark elves and of course, this time was no different.


In later years, the boy grew with immense power and eventually gave himself to the lightning in the skies and was officially a runic mage. The high mage was brutally put to death when he summoned all his powers to teleport the boy and the fleeing armies to the safety of Tor Myrdal, they slowly slit his throat as they offered him as a sacrifice to the dragon gods. The boy was overcome with sadness and anger as he swore vengeance against all evil. Eventually the time was upon the dwarves to face the legion of storm lords and the barbaric battle began.


The armies of the infernal demons marched up to Tor Myrdal with all their forces both demonic and dark elven. The dwarfs didn’t waste any time as they lined up their trebuchets, aimed and fired! The demons retaliated with return fire or their catapults, their ammunition consisted of dark fire (the combination of chaos and demonic magic) which pierced the dwarves armour and literally burnt them alive. The dwarves then opened the castle charged rapidly at the infernal troops, raised their hammers of fate and struck accordingly, splitting the skulls of demons facing them. The demons put in quite a gallant fight using the scorching powers of the infernal pit to summon great walls of fire to separate the dwarvern bear riders from the castle, leaving them open for a fierce assault delivered from the mighty fists of the storm lords. They crushed the bear riders to oblivion and got ready for the fatal assault on the castle.


The dwarfs are very well known for their amazing defence structure for they believe that the mountains are the strongest wall, of course many other kings find different ways of keeping their kingdoms under control whether troops or machines of war. As the demon forces charged through the walls of fire they summoned their most powerful asset, the storm lord. The storm lords leapt at the 10 ton walls with an echoing blow. This blow was powerful enough to send shivering vibrations throughout the mighty city. The mighty Grimsteal clan summoned their vigorous berserkers to violently charge the storm lords. Little did they know that these storm lords had immense powers within them, the berserkers got crunched by the storm lords mighty runic war axe. This weapon was particularly made to destroy all runic buffs casted on the dwarvern troops.


After seeing their so called “mighty” berserkers being destroyed in a matter of minutes, they call for Deepflame’s “boy” to return to the city for aid. The boy was currently back at his town of Bolan rallying available manpower to march south to the demon prison which recent rumors had said there was to be a riot to free demon prisoners. The runic mages summoned the boy from Bolan using the same basic spell as the high mage used to save the troops. When the boy was summoned he reluctantly accepted this opportunity to get his revenge on the infernal armies who killed the high mage. The storm lords broke through what the dwarves called “indestructible” and began their massacre on the dwarven soldiers. When the boy of Bolan arrived he wielded ultimate the Staff of Sar-Issus. This staff is one of the runic mages most sacred of weapons, it has bin said that it could summon they skies itself. He then led a legion of troops which consisted of: runic keepers, battle ragers and white bear riders. With one swift move, the storm lords casted bolts of lightning which chained throughout the majority of the troops. This combined with the dwarves heave metal armor created a homicidal effect which left most dwarves grasping for life if not dead already.


The boy (fueled by anger) held the Staff of Sar-Issus high into the air, spoke the solemn words that the high mage handed down to him and literally imploded the skies above down to the attacking demonic “storm lords” and correspondingly wiping the lands with all the mighty skies wrath. All of the skies magical yet threatening characteristics landed on the bloody battlefield of what is left of Tor Myrdal. In this particular occasion there were few survivors from both factions, the demonic lords fled to the prison (only place currently protected from all elements to prevent escape) and the dwarfs did their best to recoup the loss of Tor Myrdal. Fortunately the boy survived considering he was vastly warned to be far away from the blast in which I did not foresee such an outcome by this single spell.


The boy was banished by the dwarven clans of Tor Myrdal for being the soul cause for destroying their city. The storms of the sky that were still plaguing the land were set to be sent back by the high order of runic mages and the academies finest wizards whom also got affected by this disaster (Al-Safir being their capitol city in the skies). The boy from Bolan was one of the first men to offer his assistance in securing the skies elements back into their place however was denied for himself being the cause. As a child he was taught from his mother about the great powers of the elements that surround us (obviously being a big advantage having an elf as a mother and dwarf as a father). One thing his mother read him as a child was the legends of the elemental gods. There were said to be five of them : earth, fire, water. Wind and storm gods.


The legend claims that when all 5 elements are combined they will be reborn. Of course not many people believed that this prediction was true, honestly most didn’t care. However when the boy from Bolan summoned they skies elements he did not count on the legend becoming fact.
As he watched from a distance, he witnessed the rebirth of the elemental gods. As the wizards and mages casted them back into the skies, the elements combined as earth mixed with water, water mixed with wind, wind mixed with the storms and in a bang fire was made to create an extremely powerful force of nature. As the boy from Bolan witnessed this, he acted purely on instinct and ran to aid his empire.

As he arrived he saw the “hurricane” of sorts crushing everything in sight. He expectedly felt responsible for what was happening. Then, with the might of his soul, he raised the Staff of Sar-Issus one more time and chanted the solemn words one more time in hope to return things in order. It was at this very moment that the boy from Bolan and the hurricane suddenly vanished into thin air. The skies then returned back with clouds filling the sky and the sun shining bright. Some say the boy from Bolan was disintegrated into thin air, some say he’s still out there and some even believe his one with the elements now. But which of these could be fact, which could be fiction? This is one event that only time can tell us the answers we seek.


The End.










Jordan merrick.  



i hope you have all enjoyed part one of hopfully 3 stories of the dwarvern lands. please give me some honest feed back or feel free to emial me what you would like to see in the next story


thankyou all



jordan  

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posted July 09, 2008 02:58 PM

@podz: I see you write english stories very good.
Can I ask why your "normal" posts are so full of typos and spell errors?
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Armageddons blade will return!
posted July 09, 2008 03:01 PM

simple my friend i really cbf checking my spelling when i type


good old quik typing is my go lol


did u like it my frend?

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posted July 09, 2008 03:02 PM

Quote:
did u like it my frend?
Obviously I was kinda impressed to see that from you
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posted July 09, 2008 03:04 PM
Edited by Cepheus at 15:04, 09 Jul 2008.

Yes, your story is pretty good apart from the odd typo.  I only wish you'd convert this skill into all your other posts: I can barely understand "txt-lngwyge" - hurts my mind and eyes
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Armageddons blade will return!
posted July 09, 2008 03:05 PM




remember to keep up 2 dat to see when part 2 comes out hehe


i promise you wont be disapointed have a good 1 all

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