Sunset
Apr24

Sunset

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1995) {Backstory: She always introduced this song as a celebration of love, of lovers. There was never any doubt she wrote it for the mage. He bade her sing it oft… ~D.} Easily, he slides across the sky, Horizon to horizon, ’til only sunset’s colours left identify Light’s last enticing passion. He is Night — and Dark, he comes; Drawn to where she rests. Silken...

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Her Answer
Mar08

Her Answer

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1993) {Backstory: The dark mage gave no deadline to the bardess, but bade her send word when she could, with her answer.  Once she was free, this was her reply. She delivered it in person. ~D.} From the moment first I met you, There was something in your eyes compelling My every glance, the guide I could not resist against; And I welcomed your eyes’ very warm bespelling. Oh, most...

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Words Of Love
Mar08

Words Of Love

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1993) {Backstory: The bardess wrote this for the dark mage. It was also something much requested for weddings. ~D.}   Words Of Love The words of love make a circle complete, The sacred binding, spoken softly and true. One heart to another, life’s most precious gift, And these words are more than “I love you.” In the elements of love the circle is held fast, The man, the...

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Under The Dreaming Tree
Mar08

Under The Dreaming Tree

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1992) {Backstory: The bardess met a man under the Dreaming Tree… need I explain anything else? ~D.}   Under The Dreaming Tree My journey brought me here alone, Dreams to weave, songs to hone. But elusive was every dream I tried, No songs there were for me to guide. Until one midnight he came to me, And we met under the Dreaming Tree. Who can say now just who charmed whom When we...

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The Fate of The First Worlde
Feb16

The Fate of The First Worlde

(Outside of time, Squire Bluffs) Once upon a time, in a place very far away, there came a magical time and place – the First Worlde of Elanthia, (OOC: GemStone ][). Populated by heroes bigger than life and then by the terrible creatures that plagued them, the little hamlet of Squire Bluffs sat apart and safe from a collapsing world around them. The citizens of the First Worlde were brave pioneers. Bardic magic had not been...

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Ailim and Luke
Jan18

Ailim and Luke

(Kelfour’s Landing, back in the day, circa 1992) {Backstory: A small sketch for two of my companions while I was growing up in Kelfour’s Landing. Their devoted romance seemed like it should be immortalized at the time, and I wrote it for them. I cannot remember if they ever read it, since it was never a performance or meant to be. Lo, and behold, it remains one of the few things I managed to salvage after all the years....

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Only Love For Me
Jan17

Only Love For Me

(Somewhen in the past of Squire Bluffs) by SongMaker Lightclad   Reflections and promises Of an endless love to be, standing through time and all eternity. I feel him here… Deep in my heart… standing tall… sharing all…. The only Love for me. And in his eyes I see, The promise of eternity, beckoning me close to him to share a destiny. And when I’m at his side, peace and love with us abide, the stars...

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The Scroll of Memories
Jan06

The Scroll of Memories

(Squire Bluffs, Some-when in a distant past) Not exactly a story, but a work in progress of the people of Squire Bluffs. Do not take offense if I have left off your name, because GemStone II, The First Worlde, was 20-plus years ago. I invite you to add anyone I have overlooked in a comment, please. Likewise, please take no offense if there is no phrase next to your name, my grey matter only held on to so much… When Luxelle was...

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An Old Journal Page
Jan05

An Old Journal Page

(A page out of a very old journal from Squire Bluffs, undated … there was, as yet, no reason to count time…)   When I was young, the world was young. We feared Swamp Giants, … and people were injured even by the orcs. There was only one level of the dungeons. The castle was not yet lost, … And you could still fall off the bridge there! Vicious Cave Trolls killed the hapless; those doomed to wander. …...

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When He Smiles
Dec28

When He Smiles

(Before recorded time – at Squire Bluffs in the First Worlde) Backstory: There’s nothing like youth and young love, right? Stars in your eyes, head over heels crushed on someone. On the road to the Old Swamp, just before the turn off to the Lost Road that once led to the Lost Castle (literally, it was … gone, lost), there gathered a small group of people. The young priestess hopefully sang this song. She was so shy...

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