Thursday, July 21, 2011

Legends of War:orcs

There is one creature in which the races of the world dread more then any other in existence. Those races who suffered at their hands live in perpetual fear of their memories and even the trolls, who missed them by exactly one year, are in a combination of awe and jealousy at them. They are a creature who makes even the loudest, most energetic goblin or gnome stand stone still when they are mentioned. These are the most loathed and feared creatures in all existence. They are the orcs.

An orc is a 6ft tall heavily muscled brute with grey skin and an unfathomably endless lust for blood(but never orc blood). While a troll is a dangerous, resilient, and loud creature to compare them to an orc is to compare a newborn gnome baby to an army of scarecrows. In fact orcs are so resilient that if you cut off their head ,instead of dying, they will simply pick it up and use it as a weapon. It was rumored that orcs were created through a forgotten alchemist ritual that required parts from a gnome and a goblin ,which would ,partially, explain why they always had so many around.  The damage the orcs was so great that even today there are whole civilizations still recovering from their effects(Elves, Plain Riders, Dwarves, Ratkins, and the Inaros are prime examples). The Orcs were finally wiped out at the Battle of Gore in which the entire nearby lake and  rivers ran red with blood for hundreds of years and the once fertile plains were reduced to a barren desert.

However, in recent years, the tell tale signs of orcs are beginning to show.

Friday, July 15, 2011

echoes of war

"scus me but can ya bend I's need ta shank ya in da back?"
-the last words of Regots Shanka, Azazan

"The last thing you ever want to attempt to rip off is a gnome. They can smell,yes smell, fake money from 600 paces away. They may play along with you for awhile but that's just so that they can glue your feet to the floor and get one of their harvesters over there."
-Micheal Vamer, Merchant guild master talking to the new aprenteces

"Those whom seek eternal youth shall always pay the ultimate price."
-exert from the Book of Truth

"Those who have turned their backs to the ways of nature and the protection of the golems will suffer their wrath."
-words that echoed around the dominion colony of East falls before it's total destruction

"They always say that because we don't believe the same way the do that we shouldn't be allowed to live. Well we'll show those fools. We'll go marching right into their cities and burn it to the ground with fires started by their own bodies. Why are you looking at me like that?"
-Delfin Barnegy, follower of Verbode Kennis

"I̱ Stygians kyvernoúsan ton kósmo ... paliá af̱tokratóro̱n mas ékane. Pí̱ran to katachthónios strató makriá kai ev̱reía , den ypí̱rche típota na kataktí̱sei , o kósmos í̱tan dikós mas . Allá i̱ paliá af̱tokrátores eínai nekroí , af̱tokratoría tous échei fýgei , kai étsi érchetai to kakó i̱méres. I̱ Eléf̱theri̱ ándres Stygia eíche schisteí se mía apó ti̱n álli̱ , antí ti̱s orthí̱s tous echthroús tous ... af̱toí pou zi̱lév̱oun óloi oi Stygians eíche kánei . I̱ paliá af̱tokrátores prépei na klaíne , allá oi nekroí den klaíne , egó̱ tha klápsoun sti̱ thési̱ tous , allá tha prépei epísi̱s na elpízoume , o kósmos gyrízei , ti boreí na érthei kai páli . I̱ písti̱ nits akóma epípedes epifáneies apó ti̱ zo̱í̱ to̱n andró̱n . Étsi, tó̱ra íso̱s oi Theoí epithymoún ti̱n Stygians na eínai megáli̱ kai páli . Íso̱s éna néo af̱tokrátora tha analávei to spathí , se mia táxi̱ ópou ypárchei cháos , xanaftiáxoun ton kósmo se éna kalýtero méros ... íso̱s ...
translation:'The Stygians ruled the world...our old Emperors did. They took the Stygian army far & wide, there was nothing left to conquer, the world was ours. But the old Emperors are dead, their Empire is gone, & so come the evil days. The Free men of Stygia had torn on each-other, instead of their proper enemies...those who envy all the Stygians had done. The old Emperors must weep, but the dead don't weep, I will weep in their place, but I shall also hope, the world turns, what was may come again. The faith still nits webs of men's lives. So now perhaps the Gods wish the Stygians to be great again. Perhaps a new Emperor will take up the sword, bring order where there is chaos, remake the world to a better place...perhaps...''
-King Alarxis' great speech when he started his great crusade to unite the city-states of Stygia.-