the spine

  1. Asuego 'Susanna'

    Shivers Event The Grimere Haunting

    Fallowed fields were rummaged through by famished pigs and cows with scars upon their flanks. Barely a crop was left intact as if the farmers left in a hurry. Even the forests in the distance, far beyond the arable land appeared dull and lifelessly brown, barely able to hide a looming keep that...
  2. Phaedra

    Open Chronicles The Threat of Dawn

    As the sun sets, You shall take your true form... Phaedra gave a soft gasp as the fiery feathers of a phoenix gave way to limbs that were far less alien. It wasn't a painful transformation per see but it was a shock to the body to go from something so small as her natural body to that of a...
  3. Flint

    Open Chronicles The Lost Relic

    Far off in the hills there was a cave. It had been over a century since man had first foot inside, though their part in carving out its vast tunnels and chasms was significant. It was said that an ancient town existed deep inside, constructed by a people who had been shunned by those above...
  4. Maranae

    Open Chronicles Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    Dead silence hung on the air. It should not have been so; the mountains to the east, climbing and piercing the heavens themselves, should have been a place where myriad animals lived and yet, for all that the forest actually encroached on the little village of Heath, nary a bird sang. No crows...
  5. Geladryx

    Open Chronicles To sour the Earth

    Eastern Sayve River Outskirts of the Spine, near the border of the Allir Reach The Uz Moddad had come to the banks of the river. The Orcs numbered at least two-score, herding captives from various raids conducted in the Spine and the outskirts of the Allir Reach where the Orcs had ambushed...
  6. Geladryx

    Open Chronicles Blood in the Ironwood

    Eastern Allir Reach transitioning into the Spine The Ironwood, as it was known existed on the outskirts where the Allir Reach transformed into the Spine. The Trees were old here, tall and towering they loomed imperiously over the land existing beneath a canopy of evergreen. On a good day...
  7. Cuthwyrd

    Fate - First Reply From Whom the Mountains Toll

    Ancient and vast were the peaks and vales of the Spine where silence sat like a mist that dissipates only when the sun was at its peak. Few were the trails and paths that threaded their way through the highest ridges and fewer still those bold enough to trace the paths along where the land and...
  8. Eren'thiel Xyrdithas

    Private Tales Amid Winter's Chill

    The days had grown cooler, and shorter. More and more the Sun was hidden behind an overcast sky, and snow fell from above. Like today. Sat atop a horse-drawn carriage, layered in white furs, Erën took a moment to turn his eyes up. He never tired of watching the snow fall gently like this, and...
  9. Bog Woman

    Private Tales Bodies in the bog

    Cold air hung over the bog. Patches of mist moved slowly over this flat area. People used to live around here. As seen by the presence of pieces of wood and planks sticking here, and there. Sometimes set up as a safe path through the bog. The bog, where a patch of moss is a fake safety and with...
  10. Mo'gosh Stormson

    Open Chronicles Breaking A Spine

    "Back off beast!" The pink-skin's demand sounded more like a squealing pig's plea to Mog'osh. The Stormcaller flicked his tongue across his tusks in a show of intimidation. The merchant-human-thing's eyes widened with realization at the gesture. His panicked eyes darted to the two equally human...
  11. Alani Delkera

    Private Tales The Dawn of a New Year

    Alani had encountered the Ashlanders several months ago. Having nowhere else to go, she stayed with them. It was nice to be around fellow orcs, though her lineage was very muddled and she did not look much like an orc herself. She was distant and quiet, keeping to herself for the most part and...
  12. Victoria O'Connor

    Private Tales Clashing Fangs

    The road was too rough for the carriage. Although it was elegant, it was old, and wooden box groaned and creaked as it bumped over roots and slid in and out of ruts. Victoria sat alone inside, being bounced around the plush seats, furious. She would have the driver’s head for this. Literally...
  13. Celestia

    Private Tales Clipped Wings

    It had only been a few weeks since she had been wandering aimlessly on the surface world. She avoided the local dwellers as much as she could, unaccustomed to their nature. She had decided to make an appearance and finally reveal herself. She had been eyeing a village near the Spine for some...
  14. Urdresh the Abhorrent

    Open Chronicles What Troubles These Night-Haunted Mountains?

    A somber figure trekked across the green swell of gently sloping foothills, the slow clicking steps of his steed leaving smoldering welts of rot in the grassy swards as it trod ever on. The beast was a horrific vision: what at first might have been mistaken as a glossy sheen of sweat upon closer...
  15. Eren'thiel Xyrdithas

    Fable - Ask Born with a King's Heart

    The Spine The ruins of an ancient city, its name long lost to time... Crisp mountain air filled his lungs. Cold stone was at his back. His head felt light. His breath was heavy. It was twilight. Above, the stars were at their brightest. Both Lessat and Pneria were in the sky, and Erën...
  16. Zeri Rekani

    Fable - Ask May the Spirits guide your Journey

    Zeri Rekani had been summoned by the Bhathairk Council of Elders. Entrusted, after she vehemently volunteered, with a task that might help solve the riddle of Anima. The woman Zeri herself had found inside the black heart of the Amalgamation. The monster that had come close to destroying...
  17. Eren'thiel Xyrdithas

    Completed Broken Roads Lead to Home

    Broken Roads Lead to Home Over the sound of wind and rain was the rattling of hooves and wooden wheels over rocky path. A series of a dozen, large covered wagons shuddered and gently creaked as they drudged over a road less traveled. Four horses pulled each one along, all looking tired and...
  18. Eren'thiel Xyrdithas

    Open Chronicles The Town of Gorinsbin

    The Spine Gorinsbin For some time now, the people of Gorinsbin have lived in a state of fear. With the rumours of wendigos roaming the woods near the town just south of them, paired with the struggles they themselves were forced to face, the collective anxiety only heightened. But it was not...
  19. Amhlaidh

    Open Chronicles Homecoming

    Mountain Road, The Northern Spine Dwarves built things to last. The old road probably hadn't seen traffic like this for over a century but it was coping well. The whole mountain range had been full of holds back then, the roads in between thick with traffic, above and below the surface. It was...
  20. Ashieron

    Fable - Ask Expanding Beyond the Horizon

    Dragon Keepers (Open for yinz) Looking out over the desolated village Ashieron couldn't help but feel a bit of sadness at the prospect of their new mission. To go to the Isle of Sheketh and to eliminate most of the threats on the Isles. This was not going to be an easy mission and a long one...