the spine

  1. 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...
  2. Ashieron

    Open Chronicles Unbearable Issues

    Ash had been looking for any sign fo this quarry forever now. He left the Keep to find a sort of a bear issue, but so far all he had been finding was other tracks from animals, mainly deer, some orc track etc. He started to think something else was going in here, something more hidden. Now he...
  3. Kaelan

    Fable - Ask Lost and Found

    Kaelan sat crouched behind a rocky outcrop and exhaled, watching the steam of his breath pour out into the cold, morning air. He had been tracking an ungulate creature - an elk, he had assumed - for some time now and was eager to catch and cook breakfast. Tracking in the frigid tundra that was...
  4. Caliane Ruinë

    Completed The Bound Flame

    Deep breathe in. Scents of wood so old they had stood over her forefathers, the sharpness of freshly sprung flowers, and grass after a heavy rain hit the back of her throat with her indrawn breath. Diving deeper beyond those smells she could scent the animals closer to her; the faint tang of wet...
  5. Ashieron

    Open Chronicles Burning of The Blight

    The night was a crisp and cold night. So cold infact the clouds ceased to exist to cover the stars and the beautiful blood moon above The Spine. Snow covered the earth in a thick blanket, al ost up to an average sized human’s knees. The trees were not spared either, as their trunks were covered...
  6. Abbas

    Open Chronicles A cookfire in the Spine

    "Bounty my friend! This forest has yielded an absolute bounty for my humble table." The orc appreciatively gazes on the large fallen tree that now holds a selection of berries and mushrooms, some salted meats, dried forest leaves, two skins of spring water and his own two loaves of crusty bread...
  7. Valthar

    Private Tales The Shadow of the Spine

    Kieara Macraith Orcs, he had found, were not the mindless raiders the humans had often called them. They lived as migrating hunters, but they were opportunistic. Valthar was making his slow way back to the Tundra. When you were alone there was always a chance they would see if you carried...
  8. Valthar

    Private Tales Biting Wind

    The jagged peaks made him pine for home. Valthar had missed it so much that it made him ache for weeks, but those snow covered mountains made him think of the tundra he called home. The ice wind that came down from those mountains and cut across the caravan were welcome. These southern lands...
  9. Freya Thrakin

    Fate - First Reply The Might of the Brown One

    Grass laced with pearl white snow crunched underneath the Nord's feet as she weaved through trees and foliage, her eyes scanning the Spine for some hint as to the location of her prey. Somewhere within the wood was the creature she was looking for. The witch's words rung in her mind as she...
  10. VREILAR THE NECROMANCER

    Private Tales Amicability in Odd Places

    How long had Vreilar been walking? He’d stopped counting after the first thirty days, and the road had brought him little respite in the time since. What few healers he came across said they could do little for his injured arm, which now hugged close to his stomach in a sling of dark canvas. A...
  11. Karl von Stehlen

    Private Tales Through the Mountains and Over Yonder

    Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty. -Brian Greene Just another standard courier mission, which usually meant trouble. The actual courier mission was not the problem. Usually the actual message was delivered safely and on time, allowing his brother to pull whatever...
  12. Mabess

    Open Chronicles Rabbit-Rabbit-Great-White-Elk

    There was a split. The tribe was in unrest. Yet they tried to stay united. Mabess led a small party along the fringes of the worksite. Axes split wood and hammers clang against metal. Metal that did not come cheaply. The costs were piling up by now, and the ashlanders were not the monetary...
  13. Dianaimh Ui Muirgheal

    LFG An Open Hand

    Molthal continues to expand west of the Spine, clashing with the petty kingdoms and principalities in the wild northlands. Beset by marauding elves, ill-disciplined auxiliaries, and badly stretched supply lines, Molthal has taken a more conciliatory approach towards the larger settlements in its...
  14. Dianaimh Ui Muirgheal

    Open Chronicles An Open Hand

    Toirbheartan, Northlands, Southwest of Gulf of Ryt. Toirbheartan had started life as a defensive settlement. The town that had expanded around it was more accidental than intended. The walls had been pushed out to accommodate them but there was still a scattering of lean-tos and huts beyond...
  15. Iliris

    Completed What mountains hide

    Iliris raised her hand, to shield her eyes from the freezing wind at least a little, drawing her gaze up the narrow mountain pass. She was still in the familiar surroundings of the Spine, but far more north than her travels would usually bring her. A lot closer to Molthal and Blightlands than...
  16. Cuthwyrd

    Open Chronicles That Which Lurks in the Lake

    The Spine was ancient, perhaps being the very foundation of the world from which all the rest grew. Cuthwyrd didn't know. He wasn't sure that anyone knew. As long as the history went back, the Spine had been there long before the tale started and continued far beyond its end. They were one of...
  17. Asuego 'Susanna'

    Open Chronicles Law of Contagion

    (OOC notice: please do not include a large number of sidekick NPC soldiers. I'm DMing here and there to progress the story, otherwise i'm prepared for any deviation ;D .)(Magic users better stay in incognito mode for their wellbeing for now! ;P And the story is somewhat grim/dark.) Early...
  18. Arumi Shacen

    Open Chronicles Lost In the Open

    It was cold here. Cold, desolate, and lonely. Arumi hated the cold, but he loved the mountains. They felt like home. He sat perched upon a massive wall carved out of the living rock, part of a structure the delved deep into the mountain face and reared out into the spaces between. It had been...
  19. Lazule

    Quest The Ancient Dweller

    ((Mists of Rivendell by Enrico Fossati)) His name was Zeng. And he was a monster. So Lazule chased after him. A beacon of light pursuing the fleeing dark. * * * * * Another small village. Annihilated. Fires burned around her. Pillars of black smoke rising up to the gray clouds above like...
  20. Maranae

    Open Chronicles Canary in the Coal Mine

    Silence. It hung over everything here, a silence so thick it was suffocating, stifling. The fires had not lasted for very long, and the occasional pop of sap in timbers that had been milled and placed was the only sound to break the silence. No birds sang. No flies buzzed. It was as if the...