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  1. 12 points
    samon

    A rite of passage

    2 December 2019, Samon passed on. Samon has always been a reflection of myself, he was myself. However as time went on the part of me he reflects became weaker and weaker. Samon has been death within the realm of MD for several years and with good reason. I won't go into details as to how and why, but over the last week things happened that made me realize Samon is no more. This passage is not a sad occurrence, I'd even say it's a rather happy one. Even if I haven't been very active, MD has been a major part of my life. Therefore I feel like I can't move on without tying things up here. I might be on Samon a few more times during the coming weeks, but as nothing more than a shadow of the past. After that I'll probably leave MD for some time, but I do plan on returning at some point in a new shape. To all who knew me, fare well, and I hope we'll meet again in the next life. Now excuse me, I have to go to a meeting with Marind.
  2. 3 points
    Goddess: Lazarus was wasting time in the garden of Eden i.e. one of his delusions, walking and admiring the scenery. He was almost at the gates of Eternal Truth and Knowledge when a woman descended from the clouds. She was fair and totally naked, but that wasn't what got his attention. The woman had a king tattooed on her forehead and a rook between the breasts; on a shoulder she had a knight tattooed, and a bishop on the other, and under the navel, a queen. It was the chess goddess, Caissa, although she insisted people call her Vera. Oh, whatever shall I do, she mourned. I lost my pawn!... Lazarus thought that she had a pawn on her back for sure, so he turned to check, but got whacked promptly. Nobody likes people creeping behind them; this, however, got her attention. Oh, what a lovely young man! Will you help me find my pawn? Maybe it's at a pawn shop, joked Lazarus, but his joke wasn't taken well. Vera pouted and pointed to a silhouette. Go look behind that mirror. Nothing here, m'am! said Lazarus after thoroughly checking. Go a little further! Oh, maybe under that horse's tail? Lazarus lifted a horse's tail with a long stick, but what was under it wasn't worth mentioning, so Vera sent him even further. Ah, see that elephant? she shouted. Lazarus was about to say something, when he spotted the elephant mom rushing to his position. He closed his eyes and prepared for total annihilation. Moments passed, but there was nothing. Go on ahead! he heard Vera, and so he did, discovering all of a sudden that the elephant was nothing than a wooden tower in the shape of an elephant. He climbed the wooden stairs. From the top, he could see all of what was below...How curious! He saw, faintly, traces of squares, some dark, some light, forming a board, where we could only see grass before. She was...started to say Lazarus, but couldn't finish. Vera was flying towards him, humming and dancing, visibly excited. I won, I won! If I promote you to a queen, the game is basically done. She handed him a wig and winked. Uh...isn't there something more dignified than this? Some treasure, perhaps? dared Lazarus. Vera sighed and knocked him back. Fine, I bestow upon you the gift of drawing. These cheeky men and their demands!
  3. 3 points
    Lazarus

    A New Era, A New Alliance

    I, Madamme Marcus Lazarus III; Chieftess of Loreroot, Empress of Necrovion, Daughter of the Eclipse, and the Alpha female of the Powerpuff Triad, hereby give Princess Fang Archgay my blessing to lead us into the full conquest of the realm. With dedication, perseverance and enough sass, I believe we can achieve the promise land, that is the divine MagicDuel realms in all its glory. One Ring to rule them all! Hail feminism!
  4. 3 points
    Mallos

    A New Era, A New Alliance

    Princess Fang, my liege, heiress to the throne, vassal of Golemus, keeper of the sky flame, dethroner of tyrants, monicker of the foolish, infector of the wise, slayer of none, maker of MagicDuel great again, the dog which became bird, holiest of smiters, deepest of lacerators, leader of the pack, countess to the familia, bringer of redemption, savior of Azeroth, burner of nightshades, the one true prophet of the new era, I shall forever abide by your powers until I one day overthrow you. Until then we will bring new justice to these lands and unite what has fallen into ashes to be reborn anew as swiftly as the flames ignite. By my approximation the East has seeded its powers unto me to make me the Duchess of the East beneath the holy Emperor Sunfire beneath the God-King Ledah and I shall act upon their behalf to bring righteous glory to MagicDuel and all of its lands once again.
  5. 2 points
    Aia del Mana

    Warventure Wip

    (Some feedback about the user interface for mobile devices: having dynamic elements which change with screen size isn't ideal for pinching and zooming, which tends to scale them so they block lots of other things and/or the element you are trying to click on won't expand... or sometimes it just crashes and reloads the page. On a mobile webpage platform this could maybe be alleviated by either removing the dynamic scaling so one could pinch and zoom the elements to be large enough to select with our fingertip, or to use larger elements, although screen real estate on mobile probably makes this difficult. Thanks again!)
  6. 2 points
    Muratus del Mur

    Warventure Wip

    yes thats a bug i am trying to fix, the entire panel should be on the entire height of the device, and opens anywhere you tap it, or mouseover. Somehow its not reading the correct height for now, will fix it soon. For now i am finishing the creature pages, from flash to html, and to fit new layout. Check it out in the next hour thanks for the feedback and the screen
  7. 2 points
    Muratus del Mur

    Warventure Wip

    Hi, At this point i am doing a significant amount of live changes daily. While it would be pointless to dicuss each issue as there are so many and many things change every minute, you could help if you could send me periodic (once a day is enough) screenshots of the things you find wrong. Since there are not too many that got involved with this, i am trying to adjust the layout so it will look perfect for your resolution, and acceptable for everything else. The lowest usable resolution is 640px , thats pretty insane, but its a stripped out version. I intentionately crippled flash, so i will notice it missing and see what things get broken due to it. As soon as i finish the general layout , i will move on to replace flash elements with equivalent html. Sadly...this coding marathon is not for migrating flash content such as scenes and puzzles. For now my aim is just to make the base for a full html MD. An other very important purpose of this work is to change the interface in such a way that it will be more relevant to how the actual gameplay is. If you have suggestions of what elements to show in better places, tell me. Please understand that i will not reply as much because i prefer to focus on work. The main communication way i will check will be the in-game chat on warventure. This marathon continues for about a week more..lets see how much i manage to do in this time Thanks for your involvement and help
  8. 2 points
    Blackwoodforest

    It has been a long time!

    almost 10 years ago....unbelieavbale 10 years - Hello all!
  9. 2 points
    Fang Archbane

    A New Era, A New Alliance

    So it seems that MagicDuel and its people, have enjoyed a nice and peaceful time since ive been away on business. That being the case, as a Chaotic Neutral entity, its my responsibility and honor, to stir up a hellish amount of activity with my sheer madness. As of this day, i hereby publicly announce the Alliance of The Free Woodland Peaks. The Untamed East, the Foresty Loreroot, and the Mountainous Golemus have officially joined forces in full. As representatives of this pact, as persons of interest if anyone is interested, for or against, we have the following. Duchess Mallos of the Free Eastern Providence. Madamme Lazarus, Chieftess of Loreroot, Empress to Locked Necrovion. And yours truly, the curse of MD, the plague that forces you to act, the infection that forces you to grow stronger to survive. I, Princess Fang "Lycanus" Archbane, hereby represent the hallowed and sacred territory of Golemus Golemicarum. As things stand, MD could use a bit of a stir. Violent or otherwise. We might disagree on methodology, but you cant argue with results. Well see you around MD. Assuming you join or resist us before we take over everything that isnt nailed down. (Save for Necro, we need to chat with the Shades on that one). So stir. Get unruly. Rage against the machine. Join us. Fight us. Hail us. Condemn us. We arent going away anytime soon. So the only question left is... are you?..
  10. 1 point
    Ungod

    Warventure Wip

    (I don't know if it's ok to make this topic, but it'll get deleted if it's not) I can't do much in the clone because there is no 'enable flash' button, so I don't see map and messages (erolin device also not loading)...does anyone know how I can enable flash there? So far, I spotted that in the tag menu, the selected tag (orange circle) is slightly out of bounds; there's a warning:implode(): invalid arguments passed in /home/warventure/public_html/sitegizmo/worldmap.php on line 38 at the login screen; a parse error:syntax error, unexpected '(' in /home/warventure/public/ui/ weaponinventory/load_manu.php on line 1. I also can't seem to be able to turn off the snow/frost background which, although looking cool, make the page loading times longer and I usually turn it off. I like the animation of the menu, but I have to say I like the 'classic' chain one we have now...maybe it can be used somewhere if it's replaced.
  11. 1 point
    Muratus del Mur

    Warventure Wip

    @Aia del Mana maybe you can post a screenshot of the issue? @Mallos item inventory is not done yet, what you see its still the old one. I am thinking to make the items open by detlfault in a large panel. On mobile i made the sidebar to open fullscreen, and i will probably make it open by default when using the sidebar or clicking something that opens the sidebar. So far everything went ok, but i am starting to get into details that can waste a lot of time for very little visible effect. Profile stats will be displayed differently as well, with this interface i afford doing some wild things i always wanted to see in other games i am thinking for example, to put some stats under the elements that they influence, and not all grouped together in one place. Let me know where you think i could fit a stats bar, for example briskness near erolin and AP and cartography under the viscosity info?
  12. 1 point
    Mallos

    Warventure Wip

    Some misalignment on the bottom panel where the pictures for your items show up, after using the inventory icon.
  13. 1 point
    Aia del Mana

    Warventure Wip

    I did find it quite the challenge to set of a status - it doth appear that the "open" button on the right were obstructed by the Compass which there also lies.
  14. 1 point
    Muratus del Mur

    Warventure Wip

    noted, the left elements are not all ready, erolin device debug panel is the blue red one and its taking much space, the counter/timer is also not ready yet (not functional). The stats and the scene, all flash, are there just so i can migrate them, not to look nice for now. The white scene is probably the most important thing right now. I will leave flash as white so it will be easy to migrate the images, i am not sure right now.. thanks for the screen, today i will finish some more
  15. 1 point
    Mallos

    Warventure Wip

    Well on 1920 x 1080 resolution there is a lot of overlapping elements, I also can't use the scene arrows For comparison here is the mobile client:
  16. 1 point
    Ungod

    I'm starting a novel/reputation needed

    I remembered today about a talk I had with someone about...long life? She told me of a 120 years old woman who said that all her life she did as she pleased. Now, the person I was talking to has a habit of drawing the wrong conclusions, so I had to stress that you don't get to 120 by doing whatever crosses your mind. If she reached 120, she must have had modest wishes; the point here is to not feel caged, to live life in a relaxed manner, free from mental or physical excesses. You don't reach 120 by going to bars all nights and pouring alcohol into you; it doesn't work that way. All the more as the woman was Mongolian, and it's not like there are many temptations in the steppe. But because the one I was talking to has this tendency of ignoring these tiny unimportant details called FACTS, and just rushes to a conclusion, she was kinda telling me how you need to do as you please if you want to have a good, long life. This is what inspired the following: Doing as you please Nlo yawned. Whatever can be done for fun in here? he thought. Life is dull, really, really dull. He was standing at the base of the marble stairs, fixating the fountain. One would think Nlo was impressed with the beauty, the artistry of it, but no - Nlo was not that kind of guy. He wanted to make life more interesting, and there was nothing interesting about order and stability. People must do as they please, to really live. And Nlo was doing as he pleased all the time. The pillars at the top of the stairs were shiny, sure, but they were dull, really dull. Nlo started to doodle on them, because he was doing as he pleased all the time. He got bored soon, and decided what these pillars really need is the power to inspire. Arousing the intellect, creating sparks within one's imagination, that kind of thing. How better to achieve it than by writing some motivational quote that would make people really appreciate these pillars? 'You are your own pillar of strength' sounded too old-fashioned, and the play was perhaps too obvious. For a moment, he thought of writing 'Romanes eunt domus', but then again, not many would know the reference...How about 'Mur said be happy?' Nlo wrote in italics Mur said be happy. Then he wrote Marind shall rent you her umbrella for a quid and Chewett said this is Nlo's abode. You see, Nlo always did as he pleased, even though 'Mur said' or 'Chewett said' were taboo words in MD (or are they?). Suddenly, Nlo found himself into the prison. Who reported him?! A candle (it's December, the prison got decorated) threw light over a small bench, where Nlo saw Rudolph shaking his head continuously. The poor reindeer was locked up for indecent behavior and hadn't had a drop of alcohol in days. Nlo began to pace to and fro. Did he cross the line? Nah, the right way to live is to do as you please. There's no meaning in it if you do what others ask you to, if you feel restrained. He wasn't in the wrong. He ignored the mumbling reindeer and started doing some warm-up exercises, just because he could. Then he named the walls - this one's Cassandra, this one is Alexandra, then Priscilla, Laetitia. Nlo was now running from Priscilla to Cassandra, from Cassandra to Laetitia, from Laetitia to Alexandra and so on - because he always did as he pleased. There was no way to tell the time, but Nlo decided it's night and he'd better prepare for a cold one. He glanced at the bench (and the reindeer) and decided against it. Indeed, the best way was to fall asleep in the arms of Emily.
  17. 1 point
    I was wondering if this game was still around and active. Just thought I would say hello to anyone who remembers UP!
  18. 1 point
    Mallos

    More lucid

    Mallos returned to the way of cleansing, questioning his sanity, or more accurately questioning Fang's sanity. "What does he mean, shades? I've never heard of such things, the sun doesn't allow it, does it? They reflect us? No, I'm not very reflective. He's gone mad, too much time sitting in a graveyard I expect." As he relaxes by the fire he notices movement within it. One of the books used for kindling is turning pages as if being blown by the wind. Oddly he notices that it isn't burning like it should be. He gets up to inspect it closer. Upon further examination the book is completely unharmed by the flames and is cycling back and forth between chapters. In a moment the flame is disturbed and erupts towards him, nearly catching him on fire if not for the fact the flame did not seem to be there. The fire neither burned nor emitted heat. Mallos decided to reach into it, confirming his suspicion. He took a moment to catch the pages of the book, which suddenly stopped turning as he touched it. The writing was there but the words were ineligible. Nonetheless Mallos began to flip through the pages to look for anything of interest. One such page emerged as it had diagrams of a simple trapezoid, but nothing too complicated. It had marks on each side which seemed to refer to the angles of the shape, but the same marks were listed again at the bottom of the page alongside what looked like a compass pointing to the four cardinal directions. Mallos concluded that this was all of value he could find in the book. Somewhere in the East a river begins flowing with fresh water from the rain clouds that have been gathering slowly... ___ -A time for consolidation at last- The young beast eyes Mallos from afar but as it approaches him things are not what they appeared to be. The flame Mallos is sitting by erupts with vigor engulfing everything in sight. Startled, the beast retreats but it is powerless to do anything as it is lifted into the air and feels its life drained from it. Suddenly from within the flames a great pyramid appears, floating atop a mountain and the beast is set gently beneath it, far from where it came.
  19. 1 point
    Mallos

    More lucid

    Wake up and take control of our fate, we must not be beholden to these ideas of what is or should be! 😽 ___ Mallos sat in the Way of Cleansing, wondering why the boots are battery powered when there isn't so much as a single outlet in all of Necrovion. "At least there is warmth here" he thought, contemplating his eventual escape. He could feel a dark presence within Necrovion but couldn't tell if it was some part of him or some almagamation much worse than he was... Meanwhile, Fang Archbane continued to question the shade of eternal souls for what it will do in time. Without hints the situation stagnated with no response. ___ Meanwhile, a young one awoke for a second time upon Gateway island. -I've been here before, but not like this. Death will do me no part this time-
  20. 1 point
    Mallos

    More lucid

    Mallos walks into the graveyard and shouts "Fang! Where are you?" Slowly a puppy appears into view and floats upside-down above Mallos' head. Fang Archbane takes a moment to observe Mallos. He sees a cloaked figure below him with only an empty skull and long black, feathery wings. Mallos begins to speak: "I need to tell you that there's a change of plans. I can't perform the ritual anymore, there is no essence left over. Maybe we can find another way to revive you." ___ Meanwhile Fang sits next to the Stone of Twisted Souls as Mallos walks up to him. "How's it hanging old friend?" "Oh, from a noose, took care of that problem before it began" Mallos replies with a smirk on his face, as he lights a cigarette. "Wh... What?" "Don't worry about it. Hey, what are you talking to this stone for anyways?" Fang proceeds to gesture towards the shades "I'm not talking to a stone, I'm talking to them." "I don't see anything but a gravestone..."
  21. 1 point
    Mallos

    More lucid

    “The shades will poison you, you must help me, save me from this” ___ A primal urge surged in the young being, survival or fury, some mix of the two. It fled before it could be seen but attempted to regain hold of itself. Faintly the scent trail could be picked up, leading into Marind Bell and so it followed. -I will find you and you will be mine again- It stopped at Wind's Crossing, suddenly no tracks could be found. Confused the beast wandered further south. ___ Lashtal sauntered over and opened a hand to beckon to Mallos. "Ah I forgot" Mallos mused aloud. He had yet to pay his offering to lashtal for requesting entrance to Necrovion. He produced a vial of blood in response. "This? This is not what I requested." "Yes, I know. It's not my blood, but I have an aversion to such offerings. It is of someone elses, I hope that will suffice." "I think we can make that work." Mallos hands the vial of Maebius' blood to lashtal.
  22. 1 point
    Mallos

    More lucid

    Patiently Mallos awaits his rescue, pickles or a warm smile would do fine. He observes a dark figure silently collecting bones around the area. Mallos thinks to himself: "I wonder what he does with all those bones. Maybe I'll ask him. Actually, better I don't, maybe he causes them to appear. I mean, that's probably not right. Lashtal always seemed innocent enough... I'm sure these priests just need to learn how to plow and they wouldn't starve so frequently." ___ Arriving on the mainlands without incident, the youngling proceeds to head north. The gates of MDA prove no obstacle to it anymore. Within the gardens it deliberates. -The scent is here, all over, must have been recent- Minglers gather to watch a ceremony while a large storm is on the horizon to the south...
  23. 1 point
    Ungod

    It has been a long time!

    You could also say hello to people who don't hello
  24. 1 point
    Chapter 31 - Yellow Eyes Chapter 32 - Death of Sillarvr & Chapter 33- Livingfire are already up at my blog from 29 to 33 where i'll resume publishing the chapter at from now on. Hopefully then, the flooding of MD forum's activity page by this topic will be reduced since this is very distressing to me and MD shoud get back to its regular pace and regain its uninterrupted natural flow since this is also very distressing to me, even thought the latter is not really my fault. Anyway, THANKS and all, i COULD NEVER EVEN start without you (MD people) but now i think i got the gist of an experience of stiching together a story, all thanks to you. Previous chapters will also eventually be up at the blog. (not sure when, i'll get to it sometime). I'm not giving the adress since "enough self advertising" from me. If you can find it and want to read more, or have ANY FEEDBACK AND/OR QUESTIONS, feel free to pm me. Also, for the explanation of the "abrupt" change, i believe there is not much to say now, for me. Believe me i get it, at least to some degree i try to. However i do not care. Not really. I was going to hide the rest of the story at either Necro forum or the knowledge documents anyway starting at somewhere near 40th chapters so it'd not be immedeately accessable to public and was kinda hidden in plain sight. On second thought, a blog of my own is a better match for this purpose. The name of the book will be either Livingfire or "something with statues" . Since i have less motivation now, the chapters should roll slower but steadier. And you know, online-live, under the sight of all kind of writing has motivation wise its advantages and some pretty horrible/revolting disadvantages. Thanks again for your help, (MDwise i should get back to my retired status if you were wondering) and cheers.
  25. 1 point
    Ungod

    I'm starting a novel/reputation needed

    Of fish and men: Mallos was treading down the old Golemus steep roads, on his way to the Bridge. Near the Kell'etha Cannon, he spotted a peddler, selling fish. The stand had a catchy banner onto which the words 'Impressionable fish for sale' were written. Mallos turned his glance away, but he immediately looked again. He had never seen such fish in his life - they had wings! They looked like bat wings , and the fish fluttered them now and then. Catching his glance, the peddler started to advertise his merchandise. These are the most extraordinary fish you'll ever see, sir! They can read! You put a sticker on their bowl every day and their mood changes according to the words written. And they have wings, as you can see! They can't fly, though; but that's a good thing, or else you couldn't keep them as pets! For a mere gold coin, you can have one of these wonderful fish. Meh...Mallos tried to haggle for a while, but he wasn't really into it - the fish were more than he ever expected to see in MagicDuel. He ended up with a sticker notebook full of phrases, a small glass bowl and the strangest fish he'd ever seen... Mallos put down the bowl and looked at the creature. Oh well, he thought, I've been had. Who's ever heard of fish reading? But I'll try nonetheless. At least I'll laugh at myself for being so gullible. He took a sticker and glued it to the bowl. It said 'Go and travel! See the world!' The fish started to swim excitedly, going round and round, getting its head close to the surface and staring into the blue sky, beyond Mallos' puzzled face. It sometimes went to the bottom of the bowl, as if surveying with curious eyes. Mallos mumbled 'It's the same fish bowl you've been in forever'. The next day, he decided to put up a new sticker. He still didn't believe the fish can read, but at least it was livelier. The new line was 'You are not alone, do not despair'. Now the angelfish was mostly hanging out with the distorted image of itself, as reflected in the bowl glass, gesturing with the fins and fluttering the wings, opening and closing the mouth many times more than necessary for any decent fish. Mallos scratched his head: 'But you ARE alone, there's nobody else there'. The third sticker said 'Trust is fundamental in human relationships'. Mallos had some doubts before putting it up - it said 'human', didn't it? He hissed and cursed at the imbecile peddler. But the fish was now looking at Mallos with clear lit up eyes. Yes, conveying much more cuteness than puppy or kitty eyes. Those eyes were saying 'I trust you. I trust you even if you haven't fed me in three days. After all, trust is fundamental.' Mallos rushed to find some fish food, mumbling that the day he's gonna trust people is the day he's getting ripped... Days were passing, and Mallos began to dream he was a fish. He was spreading his wings under the blue sky, which sometimes seemed to be the large cover of a fish bowl. At some point, he began to think he needed some lines to go by, but he had no paper, and no ink. (forgot to bold)
  26. 1 point
    Mallos

    I'm starting a novel/reputation needed

    https://magicduel.com/member.php?p=Slotsh I object to your use of false characters when there is a perfectly real Mallos to make fun of!
  27. 1 point
    Ungod

    I'm starting a novel/reputation needed

    Alone: Rikstar stood at the edge of the carnival, deep in thought. 'Truly, in this life you can only live for yourself. You are - and company is a sweet illusion - alone. Let someone close to you, you get betrayed. Those who you don't let die, later don't let you live. And if, if! you somehow think of helping someone, you realize nobody can take another's burden. Each on their road, in this life. Company is but a sweet illusion.' A clown popped out in front of Rikstar. His eyes suddenly glowing with murderous rage, he lifted his hammer high and slammed it on Rikstar's head. It was a toy hammer, and the crowd was laughing. Rikstar took out a wooden bat, and calmly sent the clown flying over a tent. It was a wooden bat, and nobody was laughing. 'I don't need these clowns in my life. I enjoy laughing and laughing at someone's expense is what makes laughing laughing, but I don't enjoy laughing at myself. Who does?! So, yes, you are alone. If laughing at someone can make you closer to that someone because of the feelings of resentment from the other, you try to laugh. Laugh at the poor souls, maybe you'll feel something, something to cling on to, to forget that you are alone...'. Excuse me! Sir? Sir! Rikstar found himself in front of two carnival officers, who were trying to get his attention. Excuse me, sir, it has come to our attention that your monthly fee is overdue. Rikstar grumbled. You know, if members don't pay, there can be no carnival. Be reasonable, sir, all this glitter cannot maintain itself by itself. The enchanting bright lights, the alluring colours - all need your money. 'I say to you - it is truly an ugly world, where if people could take your skin, they'd do it, without second thoughts. From taxes and fools you will never get away. Try to live quietly, they will find you. Be alone at the summit of the mountain they will find you. In fact, even if you do not want to be alone, they make you want it.' A young lady in a fancy red dress passed by Rikstar. Her smile and delicate scent made Rik forget himself for a moment. 'Truly, in this life you can only live for yourself. You are, always were and will be, alone. And tonight, as usual, company is a sweet illusion'. He turned around.
  28. 1 point
    Criticism: no Shade would call another Master.
  29. 0 points
    Ungod

    I'm starting a novel/reputation needed

    The incident: Mallos was sitting on a rare bench in the East, contemplating the sky through large puffs of smoke. The smoke was coming from his cigarette, of course, although the Cuban cigars he was usually puffing were even more awesome. Lately, however, the smuggling at the (MD) border was stricter due to some Mur enforcement regulation, so he couldn't get his hands on those. He saw in the distance the silhouette of a man, if you can call it that - and recognized Teal. Tossing the cigarette aside, he threw himself in the middle of the road and become as rigid as a board. He was playing dead - a favorite trick with some Caretakers. Naturally, Teal was shocked to see a corpse in the middle of the road, but when he got closer, Mallos lift his head, mouth wide open and eyes popping. Giving Teal a scare made him feel good and he took out another cigarette out of his chest pocket. So, how's it going ? I saw you training in Marind Bell for a while now, asked Mallos. Meh, not so much, replied Teal. Ever since that incident... Oh? Something happened? Yeah. Not particularly fond of remembering it, to be honest. Ah. It was that bad... Well, not particularly bad, but, you know...left a bad taste. I see, asked Mallos. Yes, sometimes such things happen. It's in our best interest to let them go, though. Yeah, I know what you mean. This is why I don't want to talk about it. Sure. Incidents like these are hard to forget, though. (You could almost see some energy going back and forth between the two.) Yea. So, I don't train as much. So, what else have you been doing? Ah, the usual. It's a bit rough on my left hand, you know - because of the incident. But I can manage, it's no big deal. Mallos threw a glance at Teal's left hand. It was bandaged. Woah, it must've been some event. To even hurt you physically... Well, of course. It was painful. It will heal, no problem. It just gave us a hell of a scare. It gave you more than that, said Mallos. I bet it was mortifying. No, no, no. Nothing to worry about, smiled Teal. I suppose things are fine here, in the East? Sure, quiet as ever. I've been admiring the Wreath for a while. Hot stuff. Hot, shivered Teal. What's wrong? Ah, nothing. Just...reminiscing. (At this point, Mallos couldn't take it anymore.) Enough, my friend. Spit it out - what really happened in Marind Bell? Teal sighed. Well...you know Ungod - he's really clumsy. Yeah. (Ed. Don't agree so easily, Mallos!) We were doing some combat training and all was well. Then...you know Ungod. His throat gets parched easily. Yeah. He's the shy type. Yeah. So, he said 'Guys, how about some tea? I'll make some.' Mind you, he wasn't training with us, just playing the host. ...tea? asked Mallos. Yeah. So he put some water to boil, but he used a large container for it. When he took it from the fire, since it was heavy, he tripped and fell, splashing some of us with boiling water. Man, that was ugly. So...this was the incident? Yea. We decided to let him cool off for a while, you know...so I'm not training as much anymore. Actually, all of us aren't. Some weren't as lucky as me - I only got my hand injured. Yeah...what are you doing? Mallos was playing dead.
  30. 0 points
    Ungod

    I'm starting a novel/reputation needed

    The box: Slotsh yawned and scratched his belly. Yet another boring day in the glorious land of Marind Bell. If only he could find something to do - something magnificent, something that would put his name up there, in the heav...the anns. He yawned again. Nah, no chance. He directed himself to the Sanctuary, when he spotted a curious box at the crossroads. Aha! Fate was lending a hand. He read the label : "Do not open if you are not the purchaser". In fine print was written "but you're gonna open it anyway, huh". Slotsh sat down and opened the box. He pulled out a heavy parcel that had a label "Best music of the century" on it. Nice, it was getting boring in here, I've been wanting to listen to some music, he thought. He unwrapped the parcel and stared at a bunch of discs. Slotsh sighed. I should have known, he said aloud. He took out some tape and put together two slim stacks of discs. Then he bashed them together, but the sound was dull and unappealing. He banged them a few more times, then threw them away. Useless. He took out a small parcel and unwrapped it. It contained a small peculiar rectangular thingy. The instruction read "Another great storage device from *****. Insert it in the appropriate slot.". Slotsh looked around. Appropriate slot? And...what does it store? It might store...yes, thoughts! Lately, they've been leaking, and I'm afraid all my good ideas are leaving me. 'twould be a shame if the world never got to know them. He put the usb stick into his ear and waited. The lake was shining and a soft breeze was now animating the reeds. Slotsh tried hard to remember all his inventions, and he described them one by one aloud. After some time, he raised himself, satisfied. They were safe now. Suddenly, a fear came onto him. What if the right slot was not the ear? He tried to think of other gaps. No, the nostrils won't do...maybe the mouth? He put the stick into his mouth, but the metal taste made him take it out. I have one more slot, but...not today, he said. Let me hold on to this, for now. Slotsh hurried to his mysterious box to unwrap another wonder - headphones. Woah, what a strange device, he thought. He turned it on one side and the other, turned it around and around, but couldn't grasp its use. Head, he thought. I don't know what a phone is, but it must be placed on the head. He put the headphones on his head, the soft parts over his eyes. Ah, what a pleasant feeling. It's to rest the eyes, now I get it! He laid on the grass and put his arms under his head. I could stay like this all day, he thought. A buzz woke him up. Get away, stupid fly! I can't relax with you around. He waved his hands, but the insect was persistent. Slotsh grabbed the headphones angrily, pulled them off and...they snapped. Look what you made me do! He tried to kill the fly, but only tired himself. Dejected, he turned back to the cardboard box. It only had one more item inside. He took out the parcel that had a "New and enhanced version. Greater maneuverability. Ultimate mouse" label. A mouse? he thought. Welp, I should get my cat here! He unwrapped it slowly, Betty close to him. Slotsh's heart was beating fast. He grabbed a long cord and held it tight. You're not getting away, rodent... What a long tail! But the mouse was quite dead. It didn't even look like a mouse. Slotsh pushed it to his cat, but the cat yawned and went away. Betty doesn't want it, so it must be awful. Or...dead. Slotsh sighed again. If it's dead, it will rot and stink. He took a shovel and made a small hole, then threw the mouse in. That should do it, he said. Then, reflecting on his lost day, he decided the curious box was coming from another world. But for all the excitement he had, it had not been a box filled with wonders, but useless items. Today was another wasted day. Tomorrow, he'll look for something to do that will make his name known everywhere. ……...…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… A distressed Mur was wandering around the Sanctuary: Hey, did anyone see the package I ordered?
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