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Chapter XXV - The Marauders' Wake
Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 9:25 PM
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A few people (by which I mean my mother) have (by which I mean has) requested that I flag particularly brutal chapters. This is a particularly brutal chapter.

It would be a fascinating sociological study, to find out why this world fell to pieces quite so quickly after the Law abandoned it. I've got good reasons laid out in my mind - the Law knew what it was doing, after all - but I'm having a tough time getting the feel of it into the story. Any reasoning that might surface must be overwhelmed by the unhappiness of it - it's always been my feeling that to all but the most scholarly survivors of a falling civilization, their new predicaments come as nothing but brutal, senseless shocks.

On a lighter note: rumors of the demise of the attack gnome have been greatly exaggerated!

Here are the next nearly five pages of the rewrite, nearly all of it brand new story: the second half of The Marauders’ Wake.

Community Update - Fans' Fiction
Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 9:00 PM
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Awful ref decision in the last four seconds of the Texas A&M game tonight. Dunno if anyone saw that, but there was no way it took that ball a whole second to go out of bounds.

I know that this week's story post was a bit on the short side, and next week's will likely be so as well, so here with some suggested reading to hold you over is me! Over to me. (Lay off me, it's late and I'm punchy.)

Forum-scribe Sabredurid recently rechristened his story, boldly declaring the current tome ”Book One”, and I look forward to the implied further books, and wish him best of luck in not burning out before we get to see them! Sabre's story can be found here. (Sabre, check your PMs.)

Old-school Forum-hound Daclat has recently returned from a protracted absence to finish his story - now also a first part of several - and upped Sabre's ante by in fact starting Part Two! Daclat's wonderful (Warcraft-)historical story begins here, and the all-new Part Two - “The Sword of Emerald Fire” - continues here.

The other two stories which have earned Sticky-status are Keltor's “Divine” and the long-running and delightfully-named “Life and Fast Times of Durgen Tharlak” by community-veteran-allstar Saranus (whose usually-towering presence here has diminished somewhat due to Real Life and Burning Crusade, and whom we look forward to welcome back heartily in the future :) ).

And now, back to writing, then to sweet sweet sleep.

Chapter XXV
Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 10:40 PM
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This chapter has been hellish to rewrite, and the next will be as hard. I'm afraid that I've come full circle from posting several chapters a week to posting less than a full one, but I'm afraid that's the curse of being a working man. (Also of having a social life, which you'll all be glad to hear should die down somewhat next weekend. =]) Here's the first half of Chapter XXV - The Marauders' Wake.

Chapter XXIV
Monday, March 12, 2007 - 12:05 AM
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It's midnight! I have work in eight hours! Boo!

Here's the next chapter - Refugees. Horse shoulda taken Jessica up on the linen quest. It's repeatable for faction!

Part Three - The Misty Barrows
Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 11:05 PM
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Man the downside of posting on Sunday night is that I'm beat, and have absolutely nothing useful to say besides "Here's a chapter!" I guess that's the main point, anyway.

Part One of Book Two is now Part Three of Book One. Coming up with the name for it was killer - special thanks to my friend Tony for pushing me along on it. I'm pretty sure I've found a winner. Although - I now join the ranks of authors that shamelessly overuse the word "barrows", and I do so proudly because a) that club was started by J.R.R.Tolkien, and b) because it's an awesome word.

The chapter itself is called The Ruins of Rocktusk, and here she is.

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