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  • LotS: Frost Moon - Interlude

    Posted April 21 by SpottedFawn

          The sky thundered with the ancient call of a forgotten beast. Ulfric lifted his attention from the missive, jaw tilted like a wolf scenting the air.   Dragon.   It must have been close. Was it arrogant enough to attack this city? To challenge their walls of ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon - Chapter Twenty-Nine - Awakening

    Posted April 21 by SpottedFawn

    Awakening   The mountain peak shook off a thousand years of stillness, and craned its neck over the word wall.   Odfel and Reidar turned to rabbits, frozen by the incomprehensible size and reality of the dragon before them. The dragon's talons marred the intricate carvings as it ad...

  • UJON, Book Sixteen, Part One - Letters and Bretons

    Posted April 21 by Gnewna

      Editor’s note the following letter, being over two centuries old, was faded in certain places, occasionally to the point of illegibility, however our experts have agreed that this is a fair rendering of the text.   12th Hearthfire, 3E433, Bruma   Linni,   You would...

  • UJON, Book Fifteen - Cakes and Snowberries

    Posted April 21 by Gnewna

    17th Sun’s Dusk (small hours, Rorikstead)   Well, that didn’t go as anticipated.   I suppose I know what the nightmares were about now.   Bloody shitting Oblivion.   Äelberon of Dusk is here.   Actually, Äelberon of Dusk is here, wide awake,...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Epilogue

    Posted April 21 by Karver the Lorc

    13th of Rain’s Hand, 4E 204   An Orc came running towards Bulwark right around noon, closely followed by a small blue creature, which only made the Redoran guards scratch their heads, uncertain what to do about them when the Orc began pounding on the gate. He seemed like he was runnin...

  • Haiku by Boudica-san! #2

    Posted April 21 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Foreword: Boudica is an alias used by Okita Shiori, a character created by the writer. The purpose of these haikus is to instill colorful imagery as well as humor. Lore has been slightly altered in regards to the subject of some haikus. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬...

  • PoTM: Chapter 46, That World Shall Cease To Be

    Posted April 20 by Karver the Lorc

    A Discourse on Faith by Ugdorga, the King's Scribe   For generations, Orcs have believed in three constant truths: the stronghold, the grudge, and the fury of Malacath. But before Malacath, at least according to certain traditions and a few noted scholars, there was Trinimac. Today, the cit...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 16

    Posted April 20 by Caladran

    The Redoran Guards on the Bulwark had noticed the approaching trade ship. They were watching it quietly while they kept guard. It was an understanding that the Redoran Official would come along. There would be a change for real for them. They had only one question - who is it?  The trade sh...

  • UJON, Book Fourteen - The Death of Äelberon of Dusk

    Posted April 20 by Gnewna

    “Äelberon, please, try to stay awake…”   He was refusing to take the potion she’d offered him, and her healing magicks really were very basic, and only much good against injuries and burns. Not terribly useful against a raging infection of the chest. Damn Rulun...

  • The Rose and the Azalea - Chapter Four

    Posted April 20 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                While roses already take a central significance among Bretons due to High Rock's emphasis on culture and elegance, the flowers occupy an almost religious position in Wayrest, being the symbol of the Knights of the Rose, the official military forc...

  • UJON, Book Thirteen - A Careless Elf Receives A Quest

    Posted April 18 by Gnewna

      Erik the farm boy was bored. Bored of Rorikstead, certainly bored of the farm. Bored of spending every night in an inn full of farm hands and old men. He was even bored of his name. Oh, Erik was a good enough name, but it was so short, so plain. Bah! He glared into his mug of ale, ignored th...

  • ORC: Eternal Darkness - Chapter Three

    Posted April 18 by Stryder

      CHAPTER 3     Grogon retched one last time before straightening up and wiping his mouth on his arm.  It wasn’t the blood or bodies that had bothered him, but the feeling that had overcome him and drove him to such brutal acts that both amazed and sickened him.  ...

  • Things to Do in Markarth When You're Dead, Chapter 1

    Posted April 18 by ilanisilver

      “Are you serious, wizard? Women in Markarth actually like that mumbling oaf? Are they deaf?”   “Possibly, child,” Calcelmo replied, and chuckled under his breath. Sidonie clenched her fists. During his angsty (and lengthy) babble about his feelings for Fale...

  • Things to Do in Markarth When You're Dead

    Posted April 18 by ilanisilver

                        Notes: This is one of the stories I've been working on for Camp NaNoWriMo and features my new dragonborn, Sidonie and weirdly enough, Yngvar the Singer. I played the Book of Love quest for the first time no...

  • UJON, Book Twelve, Part Two: Elenwen's Hospitality

    Posted April 18 by Gnewna

      Thalmor Dossier: The Falmer Berate (Highest level clearance only, an abridged version is available for lower levels in main record room, DO NOT view without express permission of First Emissary Elenwen). Status: Exile/Fugitive (Kill on sight outside populated areas – see Operational ...

  • UJON, Book Twelve, Part One. Threat Level: Low

    Posted April 17 by Gnewna

      Tsavani did not appreciate disruptions. The Thalmor were wise, had restored the moons, blah, blah, Tsavani did not particularly care. She had been offered the job on her sister Shavari’s recommendation, it paid well enough and she was permitted to visit with her caravan cousins once a ...

  • UJON, Book Eleven, Part Two - In Which Favours Are Asked

    Posted April 16 by Gnewna

      “Ha! Someone worth talking to at last. Tell me, how’s it going with that young Mer of yours?”   “It’s… Erm… Going quite well, I think? What? Gods, you don’t need bloody visions, do you, I bet just staring at people like that gets you a...

  • PoTM: Chapter 45, In Pieces

    Posted April 16 by Karver the Lorc

    A lonely guar struggled through the Ashlands on a cold, moonless night. The wind was frosty and bitter and chilled the animal to the bone. "Alas!" it cried, "I will die here, alone in the cold."   Just then, the guar caught sight of a faint orange glow in the distance. "A campfire?" it bark...

  • PoTM: Chapter 44, Burn

    Posted April 15 by Karver the Lorc

    Ahzidal's Descent by Halund Greycloak   In the days beyond memory, when men first walked the lands of Skyrim, there arose in the city of Saarthal a great enchanter. As a boy, his gift for magic and artifice had been evident to his tutors. As a man, his skill surpassed them all. And findin...

  • UJON, Book Eleven, Part One - In Which A Party Is Held

    Posted April 15 by Gnewna

    (16th Sun’s Dusk, continued)   “Vigilance, you talk to him, maybe you can convince him to chase after a hare or two?”   Lydia sighed. She’d taken the dogs out with the intention of walking over to Rorikstead to visit her family before the Thane came back &n...

  • PoTM: Chapter 43, Let There Be Light

    Posted April 15 by Karver the Lorc

    The Journal of Ralis Sedarys, Volume 22   If it weren't for the comfort brought by my invisible friend, I would have fled this place long ago. I wish I had realized earlier that it was not a group, but a master who contains multitudes. He's guided me into a true understanding of the barrow,...

  • Liche's Relinquishment - One

    Posted April 15 by BlueDremora

    *Disclaimer: This blog is based upon the ‘Undeath’ quest mod for Skyrim. If you haven't played the mod and intend to I’d suggest you skip this story for the time being... or play the mod (I recommend the latter) - spoiler alert ladies and gents! Spoiler alert!* Chapter One Find...

  • Haiku by Boudica-san! #1

    Posted April 14 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Foreword: Boudica is an alias used by Okita Shiori, a character created by the writer. The purpose of these haikus is to instill colorful imagery as well as humor. Lore has been slightly altered in regards to the subject of some haikus. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬...

  • LotS: Frost Moon - Chapter Twenty-Eight - Into Shadow

    Posted April 13 by SpottedFawn

    Into Shadow   The hour passed quickly. He did not trust Kjeld White-Paw, and forwent the urge to bathe, to cleanse himself of the world’s filth. The choice was made instead to retire by the fireplace with a steaming mug of canis root tea and a malicious thought to its effects—...

  • Passing of the Dragonborn

    Posted April 12 by Joshua Primrose

    Summer’s Height the axe did swing, To Helgen called the dragon’s wing Last Seed was doubt, a legend’s horn, Would Alduin meet Last Dragonborn. Heart Fire would rage, with aid of bear, A land once torn stitched back with care. Frost Fall, in frozen, fallen town The college ro...

  • SotF: The Vigilants of Stendarr

    Posted April 12 by Delta

    III The Jarl had a strange air about her. She was pale – too pale- to be healthy for a human. She was about fifty years of age, Falrielle guessed but she couldn’t be sure. The Jarl’s hair had streaks of silver on grey but her gnarled arms and wrinkled face added far too many yea...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 15

    Posted April 11 by Caladran

    ...Ash yam, Ash Spawn, Ash yam, Ash Spawn, Ash yam, Ash Spawn…Ciel’nn stared at his ash yam soup while he tried to decide which was worse. The ash yams weren’t his favorite food, but he still would eat them even if he knew how bland they were. He still missed the steamed mudcr...

  • Wasteland Waltz - Chapter 1: Explosive Comeback

    Posted April 10 by DeltaFox

      The raiders fist landed hard on his face, cracking his skin and letting blood fly out, creating a beautiful crimson spray on the wall. He fell to the ground, coughing out more blood as he did. He was pulled back up into the chair. The raider stepped backwards, grabing his gun by the grip. ...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 14

    Posted April 10 by Caladran

      The abandoned journal looked interesting when Ciel’nn picked it up. He had also found a key in the knapsack from the same room. Ildari’s journal. I wonder who she was? A frown of concern formed on his forehead while he read the journal in the torchlight. The young mer was awa...

  • The Rose and the Azalea - Chapter Three

    Posted April 10 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  A surprising amount of Shadeclaws have made use of roses as assassination tools. Fourth Grandmaster Satsujin has a confirmed kill count of thirty-seven kills using the thorns on rose stems. *Footnote: Of course, this is the Fourth we are...

  • Wasteland Waltz - ToC

    Posted April 9 by DeltaFox

      Wasteland Waltz is a story of a Institute Courser that went rogue after the Broken Mask Incident. Seeing that the Institute is working for it's own selfish goals, he escaped with the help a Institute scientest and the Railroad. Being hunted by his creators, he wiped his memory and left the...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 13

    Posted April 8 by Caladran

      Councilor Morvayn had come forth with the up front payment Ciel’nn demanded for dealing with General Falx Carius and his Ash spawn. It was all for the safety of the people of Raven Rock. The young mer was satisfied even as he heard the Councilor had something against him as to how ...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 12

    Posted April 6 by Caladran

    Ciel’nn had said he’d help with the ash spawn issue after the Orc was gone, but he had been down for several days. He and Teldryn had heard of the continued attacks against the Bulwark and with a heavy sigh Ciel’nn decided that today he’d go and talk to the Captain. &ldqu...

  • Ill Omen

    Posted April 5 by Joshua Primrose

    Drink your fill, my friend Proceed down to test Your right to join the darkest crew And lay sad souls to rest. This place was once a meeting hall For assassins ‘twere the best But now’s become a playing ground Where dagger meets a breast.   So have a drink, we mean no harm,...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 11

    Posted April 4 by Caladran

      After the battle of the town Raven Rock drew a long breath. The casualties were more than expected. Half of the Redoran Guard had perished during the assault, Eronos Sathoni was among them and several unlucky miners. Captain Veleth was moody when he counted the dead. For the Captain it w...

  • LotS: Frost Moon - Chapter Twenty-Seven - Northwind Mines

    Posted April 3 by SpottedFawn

    Northwind Mines     Reidar stifled a yawn, watching with a drowsy tracking of his eyes as a courier walked into Shor’s Stone. It took only a second to realize the courier came from Windhelm —and another second to realize he was walking straight for him.   The urge t...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 10

    Posted April 2 by Caladran

      The miners looked troubled when Mogrul had came into the mine, but the Orc yelled them to leave if they wanted to live.Mogrul hurried towards the ladder. He was quite certain that the kid would follow him. Sending his still loyal reavers into town had bought him time to prepare for his e...

  • Let Your Heart Be Light

    Posted March 31 by ilanisilver

      Tired of forced cheer, Vilkas and Alicia meet under the Gildergreen on Yuletide night and make up for lost time. Nods to the Glory of the Dead quest, and shares a little of my own ideas of what it's like to be a werewolf of the Circle.               ...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 10: Awakening

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

      Farkas rolled onto his side and pillowed his head on his bicep. He couldn’t get comfortable, and it had nothing to do with his thin bedroll or the uneven ground, or even the rush of the moonlit waterfall down in the cavern – matter of fact, that last one was soothing. They&rsqu...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 9: Alteration

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

        Kodlak wasted no time bustling the twins off to Bleak Falls Barrow, and with only a few short hours to prepare, it proved a daunting task. Farkas worked with Eorlund to get new armor fitted and find a new weapon. And Vilkas – over Farkas’s halfhearted objections –...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 8: Persuasion

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

          “There’s your brother. Does that mean it’s time to go?” Britta squinted at the stairs leading down to the village and huffed. She’d done what her uncle had asked and waited one full day after Farkas left the temple to ambush him outside Jorrvaskr...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 7: Questions

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

      The courtyard’s stark winter sun rendered the temple vestibule dark by comparison, and Vilkas and Britta peered into the shadows, their squinting eyes adjusting to soft, moody light. Vilkas guided the heavy, wooden doors to click shut behind them, and strode around the corner to Fark...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 6: Loathing

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

        “He’s going to live.”   Vilkas flinched at Danica’s voice and tried to conceal it, his back ramrod straight, almost ridiculously so. Why he took such measures, he had no idea. Other than Farkas, they were the only two in the temple, and she’d seen...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 5: Valor

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

        Snow gave way to white, burning sands and skies a brilliant blue. Scant, fluffy white clouds burst against Paarthurnax’s face, their moisture welcome on his leathery skin. His wings tipped, and the horizon shimmered. Blue sky met languid turquoise water.   People didn&...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 4: Recognition

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

          Farkas sat his horse and tried to remember the last time he felt so underqualified for a contract. He’d slain giants. Chased bandits and thieves from one end of the Rift to the other with no trouble at all. Last year, Kodlak sent him and Vilkas to roust a nest of hagr...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 3: Mercy

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

        “Alduin.”   Paarthurnax crouched in the sun-drenched snow, his wings held halfway aloft. The tension had his haunches and shoulders aching, his atrophied muscles quivering with strength he didn’t know he possessed.   And for what? It’s not like...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 2: Resolution, Part Two

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

                Farkas woke with a start and grabbed his dagger from under his pillow, the cold steel hilt comfortable in his grasp. He sat up on the edge of the bed and let his eyes adjust to the darkness. A warrior never sleeps, Kodlak liked to say. Well, Farkas s...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, Ch 1: Resolution, Part One

    Posted March 30 by ilanisilver

              Atop a snowy mountain, hidden from the world by billowing clouds and icy winds, a dragon waited alone. The gnarled tips of his tattered, golden wings shivered in time with aurora pulsing across the night sky, its waves washing misty-white stars in shades of ...

  • A Good Man Goes To War, TOC

    Posted March 29 by ilanisilver

          “Man breathed its first breath on the sacred mountain; the last kiss waited atop its summit as well.”       Cast through time ages ago, Alduin returns to Nirn. Paarthurnax waits on Monahven, and a Dragonborn waits in the wings.   Skyrim...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 9

    Posted March 29 by Caladran

    Ciel’nn leaned against one of the pillars at the blacksmith and observed the market area while he listened to Teldryn talking with Glover about smithing. He never had picked up a hammer, let alone smithed anything. How could he? With his hands being meant for finer crafting. Ciel’nn ...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 8

    Posted March 25 by Caladran

        He waited for a day and another day, but Slitter hadn’t had showed up. Mogrul was convinced his guard would be drinking with the reavers, but that didn’t seem to be case at all. He had lost contact with Sildras’ gang, too. Without Slitter or Sildras’ gang ...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 7

    Posted March 24 by Caladran

      The cold sensation tried to creep in the same bed with Mogrul and he tried to keep it at bay. He wasn’t afraid of anything - why should he be? Slitter was guarding his door right now. Mogrul nodded to himself, then shook his head. Maybe he was becoming ill? Ate the wrong food? No, ...

  • The Rose and the Azalea - Chapter Two

    Posted March 24 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                            Roses flowers do not survive long after being separated from the main bush. Expect a blossoming rose to last a maximum of one week after being cut... without additional processing. Certain Altmeri tec...

  • SotF: The Vigilants of Stendarr

    Posted March 22 by Delta

    I By the first light of dusk the merchants, crabbers, ropers, tanners, and other townsmen have cleared the muddy streets, leaving Morthal to the dogs, and vagabonds. By night however, the mists came blurring and choking the city. The fog, so thick it made every passageway look like a lonely, omin...

  • ORC: Eternal Darkness - Chapter Two

    Posted March 21 by Stryder

      CHAPTER 2   Rays of sun light broke through the branches that hung over the worn path and bathed the ground in patches of gold.  A steady crunching could be heard as a lone Orc walked along carrying a large sack over his shoulder. He walked with his face stern and eyes set in f...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 6

    Posted March 21 by Caladran

      A cry of the Bull Netch reached to the young mer’s ears, and Ciel’nn shot up onto his feet. The cry was out one of pain. The Skaal Hunters are at it again! The mer let out a hiss as he left the trama roots behind and began to look for the hunters. This time he’d show no...

  • Vigilant - Chapter Three

    Posted March 20 by Solias

    Chapter Three   8th of First Seed, 4th Era 199 – Near Nornal, on the Western Shore of the Reed River, Cyrodiil After leaving the Imperial Camp, the squad headed straight for Leyawiin. Staying off the main roads and not really following any existing paths through the forest, they marche...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 5

    Posted March 19 by Caladran

      In his large and comfy bed of fine canvas, in the middle of the soft cushion pillows Mogrul slept. Next to him slept his lover, chained. He liked her that way - not able to escape. On his nightstand was a heavy leather pouch, full of coins of azura’s silver. Mogrul was satisfied an...

  • I'm Sorry

    Posted March 17 by Golden Fool

    You will have come to hate me by the end of this recording and it pains me that that is the case. For all that I will have done and for all that I am about to do I am sorry, these words will mean nothing to you but still I am sorry.   As you know, the original reason that I joined the Railroa...

  • PoTM: Chapter 42, Shadows and Preparations

    Posted March 17 by Karver the Lorc

    The Journal of Ralis Sedarys, Volume 19   Moving on to Solstheim next, chasing after vague rumors of this Kolbjorn Barrow. My patron seems confident we can find the Relics of Azhidal out here. I'm a bit skeptical, but so long as he pays well, I'll dig wherever the old coot likes.   I...

  • PoTM: Chapter 41, And When The World Remembers

    Posted March 16 by Karver the Lorc

    Nothing is more revolting to a person than the sorry spectacle of another person enslaved by that derivative of moon-sugar known as "skooma." And nothing is less appetizing than listening to the pathetic tales of humiliation and degradation associated with a victim of this addictive drug.   ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 40, Debt Repaid

    Posted March 16 by Karver the Lorc

    Banker´s Bet by Porbert Lyttumly It was a perfectly ordinary day at the main office of the Bank of Daggerfall. Normal transactions took place: deposits were deposited, withdrawals were withdrawn, house mortgages were collected, letters of credit were golded. When a teller named Clyton J. W...

  • The Rose and the Azalea - Chapter One

    Posted March 16 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                            The art of rose-breeding is believed to have originated in High Rock, pioneered by Ayleid wizards experimenting with plant reproductive morphology and popularised by Breton slaves.     ...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 4

    Posted March 15 by Caladran

    In front of the shrine of Boethiah, Ciel’nn meditated in silence while he pondered the situation of Raven Rock, and how he would get rid of Slitter. He needed to do it to get closer to the hogger. He had to admit; he wasn’t a tactician at all, but perhaps the opportunity would presen...

  • PoTM: Chapter 39, And When The World Shall See

    Posted March 15 by Karver the Lorc

    So you wish to summon the Dark Brotherhood? You wish to see someone dead? Pray, child. Pray, and let the Night Mother hear your plea.   You must perform that most profane of rituals - the Black Sacrament.   Create an effigy of the intended victim, assembled from actual body parts, in...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 3

    Posted March 14 by Caladran

        People disappear…and Redoran Guard does nothing.The Orc was talking to Garyn Ienth in a threatening way. Words were exchanged and Fetis seemed to cower while Slitter was glaring at him. They left the mer alone and moved to the next mer on their list; Fetis Alor. The same i...

  • PoTM: Chapter 38, Hidden Twilight

    Posted March 13 by Karver the Lorc

    The City of Inkseeds rose from the desert, shining and decadent. Somehow, it still stood. I crossed through the gate, and the beast knew exactly where to take me: the way worn by beggars and poets. The only place a man of my appetites can find satisfaction. I'm not proud, but then, nobody ever is....

  • SotF: The Imperial Pantheon

    Posted March 11 by Delta

    Among the numerous faiths in Tamriel, the most widespread and popular religion is the Imperial Pantheon of the Nine and its influence expanded in parallel to the reach of the Tamrielic Empire. Founded by prophetess Alessia I in the 1st Era, Imperial Pantheon, originally consisting of Eight Divines...

  • Shikabanegami - Part the Fourth

    Posted March 10 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                        On a cliff overlooking the Alik’r Desert, underneath the glare of a bloodred sunset, light and dark clashed.   &...

  • SotF: Codex: The Wayrest Creed

    Posted March 5 by Delta

    We, Keeper Alberic of High Rock and Keeper Torvald of Skyrim, believers and servants of Stendarr, the Divine of Mercy and Justice with a heavy heart have come to a consensus to excommunicate our brothers and sisters of the Cyrodiil Chapter of the Vigil for the crime of breaking their Oath of Duty ...

  • Shikabanegami - Part the Third

    Posted March 5 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                      ‘Runil, Runil, come play tag with me!’               &...

  • The Rose and the Azalea - ToC

    Posted March 2 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! (very) ADULT CONTENT!           The rose is an extremely pretty flower, fragrant of scent, vibrant of colour, but also prickly beyond compare.   Any man coveting the rosebu...

  • Shikabanegami - Part the Second

    Posted March 1 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                    The Shadeclaws’ Hall of Spirits was the single largest structure in Tsukikage, greater in volume than even the central administrative b...

  • SotF: Codex: Bestiary: Feral Vampires

    Posted February 28 by Delta

    Amongst the spawn of the King of Rape, Molag Bal, few are no more pathetic than the creature that is the Bloodfiend. But pathetic as it may be, ye be wise to underestimate it not for the Bloodfiend stilleth a dangerous foe. More animal than man, the Bloodfiend hath not the cunning or gifts of its ...

  • ORC: Eternal Darkness - Chapter One

    Posted February 28 by Stryder

      CHAPTER ONE   “Do you see them?”   The whispered words were barely audible over the cacophony of insects in the night.   “Not yet, but they won’t stay hidden for long.  I have more soldiers sweeping the forest as we speak.”  Came...

  • ORC: Eternal Darkness - Forward

    Posted February 28 by Stryder

      FORWARD   Wanting to delve into Skyrim again, I decided that I wanted to do something different and play the game in a way that I hadn’t played before.  The first thing I did was create an Orc.  I had never played one and decided I’d give it a shot.  Next,...

  • Table of Contents: ORC: Eternal Darkness

    Posted February 28 by Stryder

      Growing up as an outsider, Grogon had always felt alone and unwanted.  When a sequence of events push him out of the only home he’s ever known, he must either learn to survive or die trying.  Meeting new people, learning who to trust, and how to fight will all come in handy...

  • SotF: Codex: Bestiary: An Introduction to Lycanthropy

    Posted February 27 by Delta

    Lycanthropes or more popularly known as Werewolves are a form of therianthropy where the victim takes the form of a wolf creature. Like other forms of therianthropy, lycanthropy is the result of a curse, or blessing to some by the Daedric Prince of the Hunt, Hircine. While lycanthropy is the most ...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 27 by Delta

    XV Falrielle felt something in her nose that burned white hot like a fire, her head spun faster than a top, and her stomach turned. When she tried to snort it out, she fell on the ground with a hard thud. Not a floor as she initially thought but sand. She spat and when she tried to move, she felt...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 26 by Delta

    XIII The cave reminded Falrielle of the mine: the ever encroaching darkness and the staleness of the air buckled her nerves for every step she took. There was a key difference however was that in this cave Falrielle could hear and smell water, an underground river from the snow that melted on the...

  • You belong to me

    Posted February 26 by A Shadow Under the Moons

      You are a candle   Of flickering flame   And I the moth your fire singed       You are a snake   Of slithering lust   Your wet coils on my flesh   So tightly wrapped       You are a bride   Of velvety midnight &...

  • 101 - ToC

    Posted February 24 by DeltaFox

      Is it on? Good. Alright. My name is James Darwin. The surname might sound familiar to some of you. The surname of a great scientist and explorer. My father, also named James, took it after coming to the Capital Wasteland. That's right, I'm from the Capital Wasteland, far to the south. You ...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 24 by Delta

    XI The following weeks was a return to the old days for Falrielle albeit less bloody. She drifted from settlement to settlement, seeking odd jobs and other low skill work: no one was paying for a killing and she couldn’t read enough for something more. Like the old days, Falrielle once agai...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 2

    Posted February 23 by Caladran

        The desperate sounds of the Bull Netch were nearly heartbreaking for Ciel’nn. He found himself disgusted when the Skaal hunters had asked him to join the hunt. The young mer had declined and wished them luck with a sneer.With a chitin bow in his hand, Ciel’nn observed...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 23 by Delta

    IX From the edge of camp to the deep of the forest, Brant had been talking nonstop on the plan. If he was in the Legion, Falrielle thought he would of have been flogged twice and discharged a long time ago for loose lips. At first he kept it short and simple. Eventually more and more details were...

  • Vigilant - Chapter Two

    Posted February 23 by Solias

    Chapter Two   7th of First Seed, 4th Era 199 – Imperial Camp North of Cheydinhal The sounds of the blacksmith’s forge and hammers striking anvils were nothing out of the ordinary in the Imperial camp. Those sounds being heard after the sun had set was. Bastian had worked the same...

  • Alda'hirakam ghar Ara; Chapter 1

    Posted February 21 by Caladran

        Ciel'nn scowled at the fact that Raven Rock had been an Imperial settlement once. The Imperials had been everywhere, poking their noses in where they didn't belong. He was very aware of the fact of the place belonged to the Great House Redoran. Still, he focused on watching the p...

  • ToC: Alda'hirakam ghar Ara (Dancing on Ash)

    Posted February 21 by Caladran

      My DarknessBefore you, there was darknessAnd in that darkness I was alone.As long as I’m alone it’ll wrap around me,twist me, choke me in its black webs.It whispers I’ll be free if I kill,If I kill, I don’t know if I’ll be the same (anymore).Then you came on m...

  • PoTM: Chapter 37, Bull Netches

    Posted February 19 by Karver the Lorc

      [This book is a translated account of Nchunak's travels among the various colonies of the Dwemer explaining the theories of Kagrenac.]   I made inquiry as to the state of enlightenment among the people he spoke for. He answered that with respect to the theories of Kagrenac, there wa...

  • PoTM: Chapter 36, And When The World Shall Listen

    Posted February 18 by Karver the Lorc

    The infinite archives of Hermaeus Mora are the ultimate treasure. Its innumerable shelves and countless books carry the weight of all knowledge. Therein, the diligent reader can find all that was, all that is, and all that will be.   Followers of the Divines, content in their dark cloisters...

  • PoTM: Alteration, Lesson Two

    Posted February 18 by Karver the Lorc

    The Scripture of the Word, First:   'All language is based on meat. Do not let the sophists fool you.'   Second:   'The third walking path explores hysteria without fear. The efforts of madmen are a society of itself, but only if they are written. The wise may substitute one l...

  • Where the Roots lie; Chapter 5 Final

    Posted February 17 by Caladran

      Chapter 5 Final   With a long finger under his lower lip Maros eyed the tribal tattoos on Ciel’nn’s arms.  It had been a surprise, but not a bad one. It was curious - the younger mer didn’t do anything special unless it meant something to him. And if the tatto...

  • PoTM: Alteration, Lesson One

    Posted February 17 by Karver the Lorc

    The Scripture of the Wheel, First:   'The Spokes are the eight components of chaos, as yet solidified by the law of time: static change, if you will, something the lizard gods refer to as the Striking. That is the reptile wheel, coiled potential, ever-preamble to the never-action.'   ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 35, Our Hands Once Were Idle

    Posted February 17 by Karver the Lorc

    [The Book of Dawn and Dusk is a collections of sayings and aphorisms attributed variously to the Tribunals and to their saints and servants. Many of these sayings have become common cliches of everyday life in Morrowind. The following selection of slogans will illustrate many of the simplest notio...

  • Arngrimur • Valesse [REPOST]

    Posted February 16 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    AUTHOR'S NOTE: The original version of this short story was written quite a while ago during last year's AMOSS. a time when I was not nearly as familiar with the site's text editor, and did not come out the way I wanted it to. The images were too poorly integrated and what I tried to do with paragra...

  • Where the Roots lie; Chapter 4

    Posted February 14 by Caladran

      Chapter 4 It had taken a while for Ciel’nn to decide if he’d go to Neo Davon and visit Celani’s grave to pay his respects. It was a chance to meet Celani’s parents - Ciel’nn felt a shudder go through his body as he thought about it. He dreaded to meet her par...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 11 by Delta

    VII They had been walking for hours through familiar roads and pathways and the gods be kind; the day was far cooler than the day before. Matthias said nothing through the journey and neither did Falrielle; she was busy thinking – reflecting on her life. When Matthias finally called for a s...

  • Where the Roots Lie; Chapter 3

    Posted February 9 by Caladran

      Chapter 3 The apartment looked like no one had used it for years. Dust was gathering in every corner. It would take some time to clean. Ciel’nn sighed as he eyed his old apartment - he had spent time in here with his cousin and learning alchemy. It had been his small sanctuary after...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 8 by Delta

    V The day was long and hard and the Vigilants worked from noon to night helping whoever they could whenever they could in whatever way they could. No deaths, a bittersweet sign of good fortune for the miners by Falrielle’s account. Verner, the foreman with the hair of fire and his wife, the...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 8 by Delta

    III ‘Cave in! Cave in!’               The forest of the Rift while beautiful was as wild and unrelenting as the frozen fields of the Pale. Yet again, so are Nords. Ever growing, ever more ambitious the Nords have expanded f...

  • SotF: Something to Prove

    Posted February 8 by Delta

    I Running – that was what she had been doing from the moment she rose from her slumber at dawn and even as the sun was up high with its blazing light shining down on her, she was still running.               Her lungs were on fir...

  • Vigilant - Chapter One

    Posted February 6 by Solias

      Chapter One   7th of First Seed, 4th Era 199 – Southeast of Bruma, at the foot of the Jerell Mountains, Cyrodiil. It was approaching midnight when a group of Imperial soldiers came upon a small camp under the cover of a cliff overhang a few miles east of Bruma. The fires burned...

  • Vigilant - Table of Contents

    Posted February 6 by Solias

        As a soldier, Bastian thought he was doing what he was meant to do.  Things are about to change for him to prove otherwise.   * * * *          

  • SotF: On Soldiers of Fortune: Hedge Knights

    Posted February 6 by Delta

    In common speech, ‘Knight-Errant’ and ‘Hedge Knight’ are two interchangeable terms. However in professional soldiering, a distinction is made. Knight-Errants are drifters who wander Tamriel to enforce justice and other ideological concerns. Knight-Errants are generally not ...

  • Where the Roots Lie; Chapter 2

    Posted February 6 by Caladran

        Chapter 2 The two weeks travel on foot wore Ciel’nn out because he didn’t want to buy a guar. He didn’t have a lot of things with him and traveling lightly was usually a smart choice. He had slept in safe enough shelter outside, only to wake up to stare at a s&rs...

  • The Innkeeper - ToC

    Posted February 5 by DeltaFox

    "It's just good bussiness."   "Gather around everyone, and hear the tale of the infamous Innkeeper. Now, many of you heard the legend of this bounty hunter but you may not now the entire story. You see, he was no ordinary man, for he was undead. I don't mean like a vampire, but as a man wit...

  • Where the Roots Lie; Chapter 1

    Posted February 2 by Caladran

      Chapter 1   The trade ship arrived at the harbor of Blacklight in the late evening. The journey had been uneventful which to the Dunmer was thankful. Traveling by ship should make one refreshed, but it made the mer tired.His plans were to rent a room for the next couple of days befo...

  • ToC: Where the Roots Lie

    Posted February 2 by Caladran

      This is mini story that happens after "Protected, no longer" story. Mainly focusing on Ciel'nn and his doings at homeland and his recovery. I hope the chapters won't be boring, but I felt I need to write this one before we jump onto something bigger.   This is part two of what I wil...

  • Shikabanegami - Part the First

    Posted January 31 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                    One more time, old cat.                   The desert’...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XVI: Nowhere else to go

    Posted January 31 by The Long-Chapper

    2nd of Sun's Dawn, 4E 202   Thank Hircine bastard was whiter than the Jerrals, thought Skjor as he barreled down the road on Allie, clinging to her for dear life.  His hands were white-knuckled, not out of fear, but from the sheer strength he needed just to hold on to her.  He l...

  • Old Man Tyr

    Posted January 29 by Karver the Lorc

      16th of First Seed, 4E 207   The continuous ringing of metal hitting metal echoed through a room with white walls made of marble, creating a deafening sound slowly reaching an unbearable cadence. A male Redguard and a female Nord were chasing each other from one end of the room to t...

  • Once in a Blue Moon: Part 2

    Posted January 22 by Teineeva

    January 29, 2288 I think I’ll never get tired of walking into Diamond City. The “city” was still a shithole but at least every time I walked in it was becoming my own shithole faster and faster. Of course, the city was resisting. Hell, someone had already started to build a new ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 39 (Final)

    Posted January 21 by Caladran

      Chapter 39 (Final)   Ciel’nn was studying new alchemy recipes while sipping his tea. He had found a new book for advanced poisons which had peaked his interest, but his focus wasn’t sharp. It was as if something was bothering him.He was waiting for Ce’vale to come ...

  • Aching bones, aching minds

    Posted January 20 by Caladran

    (Picture: https://alexeyrudikov.deviantart.com/)   Sathis Varryn damned the day when he had agreed to accompany this Nord mercenary Kjar for a hunt of the notorious necromancer, Gothren, on Vvardenfell. It was the reason for his current demise and in truth the reason why he felt so numb a...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 38

    Posted January 15 by Caladran

      Chapter 38   Ciel’nn sat on the bed while his new friend, Maros, closed the door. The older male Dunmer turned and frowned at him; the bruise was visible on his the right side of his face. He had ran away after Maltrys had forced him to get some bonemold from a tomb, then they...

  • The Fall of Ald Skar. Chapter I

    Posted January 12 by Paws

    Her once-vibrant armour was darkened by blood and soot, scuffed and marred by the marks of war. The sword she held, once-gleaming, was now sullied and tarnished; and her shield, scarred. Her face was streaked by ash and tears, and the midnight-black and wild, bouncy locks of her hair were now ash-...

  • New California - Prologue: In the Moonlight

    Posted January 11 by DeltaFox

    "I see you fight with words, like the others under the flag of the Bear."   Night time was slowly approaching as the NCR troopers prepared their defenses, expecting their enemy, the Legion, to invade at any moment and make a push across Hoover Dam. Overlooking the defenses was the now legen...

  • Field Report 1325

    Posted January 11 by Amornar

    *Warning some language and mature content* My Lord Chief-Chiurgeon Vilentius Malorius Senatus of the Order of the Hands of Mara, Sir, attached is the report you requested. It took me some time to track down the original document as much of the field notes were lost during the Soulburst and the fal...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 37

    Posted January 10 by Caladran

        Chapter 37   He had nowhere to run, and the old mer had him cornered. Maltrys had that mean look on his face. That mean look meant only one thing - he was about to get a beating, again. Ciel’nn knew why; he had tried to protect his mother from the violent assault that ...

  • Elder Scrolls Fan Project Game Features

    Posted January 8 by Medieval

    This space is for The Elder Scrolls Fan Project Game   Here you will find about in-gmae characters, their personal features, habilities, skills, even a short background story about them.   Main Characters   The Dark Legion Cult Characters Stentius Tereno Sukki Vahnnei Veelike...

  • Wateland Tales - ToC

    Posted January 8 by DeltaFox

    "Whatever it takes! Hold the line!"   Shady Sands, former capital of the New California Republic - 1st April 2369.   "Gather around children." said the old man. "I have a new story for you this evening."   "Is it about the black dragon?" asked one of the kids. The old man answ...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 10

    Posted January 7 by Paul

    In this part of the Adventures of Sandaro we are going to talk about levelling. The purpose of levelling changed in Elder Scrolls Online with the release of the One Tamriel patch in 2016. Up to that point, game content was levelled in the various zones in the game. So, for example, Auridon was for...

  • Dominion: Chapter 1, Part 2

    Posted January 5 by Tenebrous

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Dominion Chapter 1, Part 2: Skooma and Flame Ian S. McClure   Volandril examined the gleaming dagger in his hand. It and its' twin were nowhere near his old weapons, which were wrought of ebony. But they were the right weight, the right shape, and he could trust in...

  • Once in a Blue Moon: Part 1

    Posted January 4 by Teineeva

    January 28, 2288 Another great day, I thought walking out of my old vault. I wiped my hands with an old handkerchief, bloody motor oil was a pain to get out of a good suit. It was dirty work, but I was finally starting to get somewhere with this little project of mine. The fat old ghoul would soo...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 12

    Posted January 4 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 12                         ‘And then what did you do?’ Torako said, studying his student more intently than usual.            &n...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XV: The Priest of Jorrvaskr

    Posted January 3 by The Long-Chapper

      Warning: Foul language and dark themes, for adult readers 1st of Sun’s Dawn, 202, nightfall   “Skjor?”   A hushed whisper brought Skjor out of his thoughts and his eye lazily veered to its left, briefly catching the black and white form of Koor wagging hi...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 36

    Posted January 3 by Caladran

      Chapter 36   Still not comprehending what had happened. There was a Dremora Lord and it had happened so quickly… blood.Shaking, he held Celani’s body tightly against himself. He prayed to the three to spare her, but deep inside he knew it was too late. She had died in f...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 9

    Posted December 30, 2017 by Paul

    There are a few different types of dungeon in Elder Scrolls Online – but since this a guide about playing solo there is just one that we will talk about…. Delves.   What are delves? A solo delve in ESO is a small cave, ruin or dungeon that is specifically designed for one person....

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 35

    Posted December 29, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 35   Ciel’nn shifted in the guard’s armor. It smelled bad! It was too big for him to wear, but he had no choice in the matter. He had escorted Celani to Neo Davon’ temple and waited outside, watching the people going in and out. His thoughts spiraled around...

  • World-Cycle: Chapter 2 - Emiya, Can I See Your Sword?

    Posted December 29, 2017 by Dragonborn1921

    --------------------------------------Chapter 2 - Emiya, can I see your Sword?-------------------------------------- I won’t be ashamed to admit it, but that the journey to Markarth was particularly arduous for me. Even though I'd been here multiple times with Luvia, the climate and wildness ...

  • The History of Magic, Part 2 - Magic Crests and Circuits

    Posted December 28, 2017 by Dragonborn1921

    The true worth of a Magus isn’t in their individual skill, or even in their family line. Well, that second statement could be said to be a lie depending on who you ask, personally, I think that the family line is incredibly important but if I had a younger sister she probably wouldn’t ...

  • World Cycle: ToC

    Posted December 27, 2017 by Dragonborn1921

    *SMACKS HEAD INTO KEYBOARD FOR 2 HOURS*   Right, so I've tried to write this thing twice, and both times I've managed to either accidentally delete the Word Document (don't ask) or my internet decided to turn itself off as soon as I tried to upload (it happens more often than you think). So t...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 34

    Posted December 27, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 34 Darkness always had been with him. Even when he was scared, when he was with friends, or alone. It was now, too. Ciel’nn was sitting in a dark and cold cave, or it looked like a cave. He wasn’t sure. Not a single source of light was to be found. Normally it would ha...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 18) Guard duty

    Posted December 27, 2017 by William McNee

    Having adjusted the Stormcloak uniform to fit her, Danifae finally felt it was time to get out and explore Windhelm. She and her friends had been guests of Ulfric in the upper guestrooms of the Palace of the Kings, but she was getting restless. Staying here, she wasn't getting any closer to finding ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 34, Not Today

    Posted December 27, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Words of the Wind   May I shrink to dust In your cold, wild Wastes, And may my tongue speak Its last hymn to your winds.   I pray for the herder That whistles to his guar at play. I pray for the hunter That stalks the white walkers. I pray for the wise one That seeks under th...

  • World-Cycle: Chapter 1 - Fly, Stormfang

    Posted December 25, 2017 by Dragonborn1921

    World 17 is perhaps the most interesting of the worlds that we’ve monitored so far, simply because of the way Magic works in it. Rather than be defined by the simple act of willing a spell into existence, it’s a world with incredibly strict rules and formulas that only the gods themselve...

  • PoTM: Chapter 33, Small Fish

    Posted December 25, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Mad Spirits   Spirits that are forced to remain in our world against their will may become mad spirits, or ghosts. Some spirits are bound to this world because of some terrible circumstances of their death, or because of some powerful emotional bond to a person, place, or thing. These are c...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 8

    Posted December 23, 2017 by Paul

    Back in Chapter 5 of this guide, we discussed how to spend those first few precious skill points to make your character viable in combat and adventuring around Tamriel. Essentially, my recommendation was that the first ten or so skill points should be spent in acquiring the class skills and c...

  • Saturalia Meeting

    Posted December 22, 2017 by Caladran

    ESO Story Saturalia MeetingCast: Ciel’nn, Nathaniel (mine) / Mendan, Vevan (my sibling’s)Place: Glenumbra, Daggerfall Rosy Lion Inn___The Rosy Lion Inn was noisy when the two vampires walked in, and the younger vampire looked around. His lips curved into a smirk as he saw a lonely Breton...

  • T.B.C: Ch. 26 - A Warning

    Posted December 22, 2017 by Ben W

    *~Isran~* Frost Fall 21, 4E 203   “You’ve got to be joking,” I mumbled.   “Afraid not Isran,” Agmaer replied. “Ruunvald was… weird.”   “So you’d have me believe.” I glared and pointed at the surrounding Vigilan...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 7

    Posted December 17, 2017 by Paul

    In this part of our ESO Beginners Guide we are going to have a quick look at ‘Ultimates’, what they are and how to use them in gameplay.   Let’s start with some of the basics   Ultimates start to become available when your class skills reach Level 12 - although Armo...

  • T.B.C: Ch. 25 - Heart to Heart

    Posted December 15, 2017 by Ben W

    *~Serana Volkihar~*  Frost Fall 19, 4E 203   Bitterness. Tasteless. Gray. Bleak.   Damn Windhelm was depressing and we just walked through the gates!   It may have been Frost Fall but the wind was already sending chills down even the hardiest of Nords in the city. A light ...

  • The Hidden One - ToC

    Posted December 14, 2017 by DeltaFox

      The year is 201. of the Fourth Era. Skyrim is in the midst of a bloody civil war while the Thalmor watch from their embassy in Solitude. Brothers and fathers spill each others blood while the Emperor sits on his throne in the Imperial City, afraid to move a finger without getting permissio...

  • Cursed Criminal: Part 1

    Posted December 12, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Elder Scrolls Online: Cursed Criminal The Relic Ian S. McClure   Snarduk was, perhaps, more complex than the average Orc. Sure, he loved his big, two-handed weapons and plate armor—skills that had landed him in the employ of various criminal organizations as a bodyguard or enforcer, f...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 33

    Posted December 9, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 33   Ciel’nn observed the bandits and the guards fighting before he got bored. He turned to move on when he heard the girl’s scream. With a sigh, Ciel’nn turned around and saw the bandits moving closer to the female Dunmer. Damn it! There wasn’t much ...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 6

    Posted December 8, 2017 by Paul

      Food glorious food? Like all Khajiit, San-daro enjoys her food and drinks – especially if sweetened with moon sugar. Right from the very start of the game, she has been collecting ingredients, picking up any recipes that are not nailed down (and a few that were…) and taking ad...

  • PoTM: Chapter 32, High Point

    Posted December 8, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Ildari’s Journal Volume I.   The fools have taken me in. Weak, pathetic men intent on looting this ancient fortress with their crude mining. Niyya is pleasant enough. I may choose to spare her when the time comes.   I'm still weak from Neloth's betrayal. He promised me power a...

  • PoTM: Chapter 31, Our Eyes Once Were Blinded

    Posted December 7, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The Code of Malacath: A Sellsword's Guide to the Orc Strongholds by Amanda Alleia Mercenary   "No one bests an Orc."   I don't need you to guess how many times I've heard that boast in some dingy tavern or screamed at the top of the lungs by some fellow sellsword with too much fi...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 24 Excavation

    Posted December 4, 2017 by Ben W

    ~*Lights-in-Shadow~*   The camp was desolate, void of people and noise save for the occasional breeze and biting wind. A couple of tents were fully made with belongings still contained within. The only sign of life was the smoldering fire pit before us.   “This sure paints an eer...

  • PoTM: Chapter 30, Of Revelations and Keys

    Posted December 1, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Foreign Views of Dunmeri Ancestor Worship and Spirit Magic   The Altmeri and Bosmeri cultures also venerate their ancestors, but only by respecting the orderly and blissful passage of these spirits from this world to the next. That is, Wood Elves and High Elves believe it is cruel and unnat...

  • PoTM: Chapter 29, Total Recall

    Posted November 29, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The Ancestors are among us. They are never farther away than the Waiting Door.   The Ancestors are not departed. The dead are not under the earth. Their spirits are in the restless wind, in the fire's voice, in the foot-smoothed step. Pay heed to these things, and you will know your absent ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 32

    Posted November 29, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 32   “Look at me, whelp!” Maltrys sneered in a venomous tone.Ciel’nn looked from his mother’s dead body to the old mer. Something shifted dangerously inside him. His hands became fists. Maltrys himself was a twisted sight to look at.He was alone with the twis...

  • PoTM: Chapter 28, Hard Times

    Posted November 29, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Ghosts Walk Among Them The departed spirits of the Dunmeri, and perhaps those of all races, persist after death. The knowledge and power of departed ancestors benefit the bloodlines of Dunmeri Houses. The bond that forms between living family members and their immortal ancestors is partly blood, ...

  • Mankind - Part 1-6 teaser

    Posted November 28, 2017 by DeltaFox

    MANKIND Part 1-6 Teaser   "Oh my God!" said Isaac as he and his group saw the wasteland for the first time.   Everyone was panicking as Isaac was trying to calm them down. At that moment they saw someone approaching them. The man wore a green jacket and had a shotgun on his back. Isaa...

  • PoTM: Conjuration, Lesson Two

    Posted November 28, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Vivec lay with Molag Bal for eighty days and eight, though headless. In that time, the Prince placed the warrior-poet's feet back and filled them with the blood of Daedra. In this way Vivec's giant-form remained forever harmless to good earth. The Pomegranate Banquet brought many spirits back from...

  • PoTM: Conjuration, Lesson One

    Posted November 28, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    As the Hortator pondered the first lesson of ruling kings, Vivec wandered into the Mourning Hold and found that Ayem was with a pair of lovers. Seht had divided himself again. Vivec then leapt through into their likenesses to observe, but he gained no secrets that he did not already know. He left ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 27, Far From Ourselves

    Posted November 27, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Fall From Glory by Nithilis Lidari   The Thieves Guild of Skyrim is something of an enigma. Within the last few decades, their order has gone from one of the largest, most influential criminal organizations in all of Tamriel to a small group of stragglers barely able to wreak havoc in thei...

  • PoTM: Chapter 26, More Problems

    Posted November 26, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Crush, Slash, Bash and Stab by Weapon-Master Grutsug   "Grutsug," people ask me, "What weapon should I use? There are just so many choices!" Why, yes, my less-battle-savvy little friends, there are! But not to worry; you don't need to choose just one. In fact, if you're anything like me, y...

  • Mankind - Prologue

    Posted November 25, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Mankind Prologue   "Take cover!" yelled Isaac as he and his squad dived behind a wrecked truck. They got ambushed while on patrol west of Anchorage by a group of Chinese soldiers.   "Private! What's the situation!?" asked Isaac.   The Private responded. "I see three men on the ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 25, Surprise! Supplies!

    Posted November 25, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Orcs and Their Tusks An Informal Study by Folms Selet   What is the fascination the typical Orc has with his (or her) own tusks? I swear, if they aren't constantly polishing or sharpening the damn things, they're studying them in whatever reflective surface is at hand or looking longingly...

  • PoTM: Mysticism, Lesson Two

    Posted November 25, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    For these were the days of Resdaynia, when Chimer and Dwemer lived under the wise and benevolent rule of the ALMSIVI and their champion the Hortator, though the Dwemer had become foolish and challenged their masters.   Out of their fortresses they came with golden ballistae that walked and ...

  • PoTM: Mysticism, Lesson One

    Posted November 24, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The simulacrum of the netchiman's wife who carried the egg of Vivec within it went back to looking for the lands of the Indoril. Along the journey many more spirits came to see it and offer instructions to its son-daughter, the future glorious invisible warrior-poet of Vvardenfell, Vivec.   ...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 11

    Posted November 23, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 11                         As a child, Aenir of Skywatch had enjoyed painting.                   It had been o...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 5

    Posted November 22, 2017 by Paul

    ‘Where should you spend your skill points?’ It’s one of the most common beginner questions that gets asked on ESO forums. There no hard and fast ‘right’ answer, but there are a few principles that should be born in mind.   Without a grasp on these foundational ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 31

    Posted November 20, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 31   He was gathering plants in the nearby woods. The woods were quiet even if it was evening. A tender scent of flowers filled the air as he picked them up and put them into the basket.  Ciel’nn only hoped Maltrys wasn’t being too harsh fon his mother. The ...

  • Exaltation to Exile: Prologue

    Posted November 20, 2017 by Caedrus

    Prologue   201, Suns height, Morndas, 17   Kerillian StormWeaver   "So, I'm supposed to keep you from stirring up trouble." The way she said it made it clear it wasn't a question.   "What? I'm here to assist you in-"   She cut me off before I could finish, snappin...

  • Exaltation to Exile: Toc

    Posted November 20, 2017 by Caedrus

    Hello all, this is going to be my first time posting anything on this site or any sort of forum at all really, besides on the introduce yourself page here. I don't have the means to do anything fancy right now and I don't even know how to hyperlink my posts here but we'll figure it out as we go. My ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 24, Of Orcs and Women

    Posted November 19, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Always take care when dealing with women. They see things we do not. A smile. A glance. They mean nothing to us, everything to them. They twist their smiles to meet our own. They avert a gaze just so. Watch them closely. They rule the world; they just don't know it.   8th of Morning St...

  • The Imperial Auditor - Chapter Seven

    Posted November 18, 2017 by Meli

    In the morning I awoke to the sounds of Hulda and her assistant preparing for the coming day. The ground floor room I had been ushered to the previous night was small but clean, a single bed and chest of drawers filled the room, with a small window and tapestry, depicting Kynareth, hanging beside it...

  • PoTM: Chapter 23, Breath of Change, Winds of Fire

    Posted November 18, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Strange Rituals of the Orsimer A Study of Death Rites of the People of Tamriel By Chaplain Jorden, Priest of Arkay   As a devout follower of the god of burials and funeral rites, I have dedicated my life to the study of the ceremonies and rituals performed by the various races of Tamriel ...

  • SotF: Imperial Legion Archives: Evolution of Imperial Knight Do

    Posted November 16, 2017 by Delta

      Standard of the Imperial Knights   For most of Septim Empire and to the early periods of the Stormcrown Interregnum, the Imperial Legion’s infantry doctrine remained the same. The common legionary armed with a shield, a shortsword, a helmet and body armour fights in a group ...

  • Dominion: Chapter 1, Part 1

    Posted November 11, 2017 by Tenebrous

    The Elder Scrolls Online: Dominion Chapter 1, Part 1: A Scoundrel, a Zealot, and a Novice Ian S. McClure   The chill of Coldharbour remained with Volandril wherever he went in the hellish realm, permeating his bones. Right now, he sat in his cell, but not hours before he had his arm ripped ...

  • Dominion: ToC

    Posted November 10, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Many here will remember my first story series, Agents of the Queen, a series following the Aldmeri Dominion storylines. Despite moderate success, I was never too satisfied with it, and it died off. After a brief experiement with the tale of Azarain Hlel, however, the time has come for my latest seri...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 30

    Posted November 9, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 30   Ciel’nn looked at the blue fire torches and the cones on the walls. The corridor felt like it went on forever as he strolled ahead. For his trouble, he didn’t see any door that would lead out of the place. He kept walking until he became tired, and stopped t...

  • Mankind - ToC

    Posted November 9, 2017 by DeltaFox

    "What it means to be human."   What happens when you throw a group of ordinary suburban citizens into a post-apocalyptic radioactive world? According to the laws of evolution, they will either adapt to the new and dangerous enviroment or go extinct. A group of survivors are going to have to...

  • PoTM: Chapter 22, Syndicate

    Posted November 7, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Understanding House Dres   By Solamar Dres, Grand Historian for the House, Written in the 84th Year of the Golden Peace   House Dres, one of the Great Houses of the Dunmer, prized agrarian pursuits above all else. The House built its fortune on saltrice plantations and slave labor wh...

  • Of Hounds and Men

    Posted November 3, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The streets were scorched by the relentless onslaught of the sun, the tiles of the pavement emitting heat under people’s feet. But it didn’t seem to bother those people at all, the crowded streets being sufficient proof of that. There were still several hours before sunset and the City...

  • The Adventures of San-daro; Chapter 4

    Posted October 26, 2017 by Paul

      You’re not going to get far into Elder Scrolls Online without being forced to fight. Yes, you can get around in Tamriel without getting into too many scrapes – but there is no way to avoid combat altogether. I know people have done pacifist playthroughs in Skyrim, but I wouldn'...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 11

    Posted October 22, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Renartus   29th Last Seed 4E 201   I heard the door creaked open and a tall shadow loomed over my bed. Knowing who it probably was standing at the doorway, I quickly turned away and wrapped myself in my fur blanket, covering my entire body except for my face.   It was si...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 29

    Posted October 22, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 29  The road to Neo Davon had been less populated than Ciel’nn had thought. He barely had seen anyone since the morning, but the young Dunmer didn’t mind. He was gathering plants for his alchemy study and hadn’t planned to go far as New Davon. It was a new place to ...

  • Mid-Night

    Posted October 21, 2017 by FlamezSword

    A Day to Remember   The thick, heavy fog began to set in as he frantically marked his way across the marshy swamps of Morthal; the dense waters pulling at the hems of his cloak like undead rising from their graves. He had searched the landscape for what felt like hours since they’d left...

  • Memoirs of Mundus: The Amulet of the Lich

    Posted October 15, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Memoirs of Mundus: The Amulet of the Lich, An Orc Fairy Tale Ian S. McClure   Once upon a time, there was a stronghold in the Jerall Mountains, whose name has been lost thanks to time, and to humans' meddling with our history. Though this stronghold was once mighty, it had fallen on hard tim...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XIV: Old Buzzard

    Posted October 15, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    1st of Sun's Dawn, 4E 202   “You will owe me a lot more than just one case of Black Briar for this, Veteran.” Griped Eorlund Grey-Mane.   “Get your hammer out of your arse, you old nag.  Here’s your coin.” Skjor replied, handing the smith an addit...

  • The Parting Glass, Chapter One

    Posted October 15, 2017 by StopTalkingAtMe

      The Parting Glass Part OneThe Rats of Bravil "All the money that e'er I had,I spent it in good company.And all the harm ever I done,Alas! it was to none but me,And all I have done for the want of wit,To memory now I can't recall,So fill to me the parting glass,Good night and joy be with yo...

  • The Parting Glass -- TOC

    Posted October 15, 2017 by StopTalkingAtMe

    "Let's get something straight before we begin: almost everything you have ever heard about me is a lie."   In the year 394 in the Third Era a ragged little five-year-old boy came into the care of a Breton woman running an ill-reputed wayside in on the road between Skingrad and Bravil. This is...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 10

    Posted October 15, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 10                         Lencius knew from the moment they came that his letter hadn’t gone through quickly enough.             ...

  • UJON, Book Ten - In Which An Uninvited Guest Arrives

    Posted October 14, 2017 by Gnewna

    13th Sun’s Dusk, College of Winterhold   Finally a moment to myself. Not entirely surprised that Mercer is a duplicitous bastard, although I’ll admit the extent of it is, well, more than I expected. I woke up outside the barrow with a painful, but mainly healed, throat. Karliah wa...

  • Den of Thieves - ToC

    Posted October 13, 2017 by DeltaFox

    The year is 4E 201. and Skyrim is at war. The Legion fights against the rebel Stormcloaks for the control of the province while the Thalmor manipulate the events from the shadows. To make the situation worse, the dragons have returned after thousands of years to bring about the destruction of Nirn. ...

  • UJON, Book Nine, Part Two

    Posted October 10, 2017 by Gnewna

      8th Sun’s Dusk, Solitude   Spent the night in the Winking Skeever. Slept very little, when I did drift off I woke – within minutes, I’m told, from the most horrible, unsettling nightmares. And yet I remember nothing but the vaguest details, only the feeling of terror...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 3

    Posted October 9, 2017 by Paul

    If you’ve been following along with this guide we’ve covered character creation – including race and class choice – and the very beginnings of getting to grips with the basics of the game once you step out into Tamriel.   Our titular character, San-daro has survived th...

  • Unabridged Journal of Nerussa, Book Nine, Part One

    Posted October 8, 2017 by Gnewna

      5th Sun’s Dusk “One of the guards made some smart comment yesterday about ‘conjuring him up a warm bed’… I’m starting to think a spell like that might actually be worth…” he shuddered “studying.” Nerussa screwed her eyes up, hop...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 9

    Posted October 8, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 9                         Pain washing over him, wrapping around him, encompassing him like a foul-smelling blanket.              ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 21, More Tea

    Posted September 30, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Testimonials on Mushroom Towers By Minerva Calo, Associate Chronicler   The Telvanni, the most mysterious of the Great House in all respects, features one of the most looming curiosities - both literally and figuratively - the mushroom structures which they live and work within. The House ...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 2

    Posted September 29, 2017 by Paul

      During the course of the tutorial you are going to start levelling up – you will go from level 1 to level 2 by something an innocuous as picking the lock on the slaver hut on Firemoth Island. This will give you your first major choice after starting the game – namely where to p...

  • CoTD, Book 1 - Chapter II: Left for Dead

    Posted September 28, 2017 by Nao

      Faelireth Faelireth awoke with a gasp that echoed throughout the room, resonating the same fear and anguish occupied in her breath. The light from above seared her eyes. Pain palpitated in her head steadily with her toiling heart. The past tangled with the present as she struggled...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 17) Reunion

    Posted September 28, 2017 by William McNee

    Exiting Korvanjund, the party made their slow way up the steps to where the horses were tethered. They carefully put down Gina's body and Ralof settled down with a groan. The scouts hacked down some branches to tie together into a sledge to drag Gina's body back to Windhelm. Whilst the sledges were ...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 8

    Posted September 27, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 8                         For the first time since he drank of the Clear Flask, Harrow felt his heart race over sixty beats per minute.           ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 20, Serpent Rising

    Posted September 26, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      Celestial Serpent, hear my prayer!   Oh, Serpent, who descends from the sky, listen to my unworthy voice and raise me up.   Oh, Serpent, who sheds the Worldskin to return us to a simpler, better time, hear my humble words and make a place for me in your nest.   Oh, Ser...

  • ESO - Assassin's Path - ToC

    Posted September 25, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Elder Scrolls Online Tale Assassin's Path   It is the year 582 of the Second Era. The Emperor of Tamriel has dissapeared and three great alliances are formed to conquer Cyrodiil and take control of the Ruby Throne: Aldmeri Dominion, Ebonhearth Pact and the Daggerfall Covenant. To make things...

  • Light & Shadow

    Posted September 24, 2017 by SpottedFawn

        The Headache   He was reluctant to part with the Gauldur amulet. But Ossien had enjoyed its benefits for long enough. Though his home directly outside of Whiterun’s capital could accommodate even the most zealous of hoarders, Ossien knew when to keep something—...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 0

    Posted September 23, 2017 by Paul

    This one does not to look in mirror to know that she is pretty One of the questions often asked is: ‘Does race matter in ESO?’. In most cases, what people mean by that question is whether the choice of race (which is made at character creation and then locked in) will negatively affec...

  • The Adventures of San-daro: Chapter 1

    Posted September 20, 2017 by Paul

    This one thinks that Fonten might come to regret drinking so much happy juice, no?   ...and, may San-daro be bold enough to opine 'Look what the cat dragged in..'?   Firemoth Island is small crescent-shaped outcrop just off the coast of Seyda Neen in the Inner Sea. If you played ...

  • Legend of the Mojave - ToC

    Posted September 20, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Well, for the past several months, I was struggling a bit about which story to write. I posted a few ToCs here and there, but that didn't really kick off. I got writers block, and while I did have the genral plot of my stories planned out, I didn't know what to write in between. So, I decided to tra...

  • A.D.W.D. Chapter 28: First Dates

    Posted September 18, 2017 by Exuro

    A few more turns and the roast should be cooked through, Valus thought in amusement as he watched a bundle of damp cloth rotate before the hearth fire in the afterglow of a full stomach and warm shelter. Kaera had wolfed her share of the meal down in half the time and was now hoping that a rotisseri...

  • Blood on the Sand - Skirmish

    Posted September 16, 2017 by Felkros

    Sylos squinted at the sun, judging its position.   “We’ve got only a few hours till the sun’s down, I want this whole camp packed up by nightfall!” He groaned at the voice of his commander. Their ragtag “army” was much more freeform and less discipline...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 28

    Posted September 16, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 28   Ciel’nn viewed the small room with a minor interest —  this room belonged to a Dunmer mage. Why was he there, he had not slightest clue, but he continued to observe. A dark, expensive robe was neatly folded on the bed and a pair of enchanted shoes was put next ...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 7

    Posted September 15, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 7                         Relnar couldn’t sleep.                   He turned over, shivering under his f...

  • A Kiss, Sweet Mother - Part 2: Hands Bloodied

    Posted September 13, 2017 by Teineeva

    20th of Evening Star, 4E195, Windhelm   Why is it taking him so long? She shivered as a late evening breeze ran down the abandoned street and through her unkempt hair. If something happened to him she would never forgive herself or that Calixto creep. She had asked Aventus to climb in throu...

  • A.D.W.D. Interlude: The Fox and the Hare

    Posted September 13, 2017 by Exuro

      High in the mountains of Haafingar a white hare crested a bank of snow under clear skies. Its nose twitched at the heavy scent of iron drifting through the air and it hopped towards the source, a red spreading from a form surrounded by virgin powder. Atop the blanket of its own life, a fox t...

  • The Railroad - ToC

    Posted September 12, 2017 by DeltaFox

      It is the year 2289. It has been two years since the Brotherhood of Steel entered the Commonwealth and started a war against the Institute. Two years since Boston found peace. Two years since we liberated the last synth. We thought that our fight was over and many of us left. Deacon, Glory...

  • Chasing Death: Epilogue

    Posted September 11, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      The tavern was slowly becoming crowded as the city’s guards ended their daily patrolling and crashed for the night at Winking Skeever’s, to let off some steam, as well as with people who just ended their day, looking for a drink or just a hot meal. There was a strange atmospher...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 8, Black and White

    Posted September 10, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

      “You can't save him,” Decimus suddenly said, with a voice clear and strong and Äelberon frowned, involuntarily taking a step back. He felt the dark magic rising as a midnight tide, drowning the room and Decimus was right at the middle of it. He had tried to stop it with hi...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 6

    Posted September 10, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 6                         ‘Yamayubi!’ Harrow shouted, his voice tinged with frustration as he brought his hand down in a smiting motion. The dummy in front of him remained standing...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 7, The Catacombs

    Posted September 10, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      All four of them were staring down the hole in the wall, down the stairs drowning in darkness. Decimus could swear the darkness was calling to him, inviting him to plunge into its cold embrace and let it swallow him whole between its welcoming thighs.   He suddenly shook his head, c...

  • The History of Reynard the Fox ≈ Chapter 3

    Posted September 9, 2017 by Mr.Smail

    Some minutes after finishing my fine meal of poultry, I then came to be walking through the stone paths within this new land of Skyrim. The air of this land was thin and clear, crisp and clean. It failed to portray quite the sense of security as the stuffy warmth of Cyrodiil, yet I have always found...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 6, Proudspire

    Posted September 9, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

      They were standing in front of a door, the silent and disturbing aura of Solitude hanging heavily on their shoulders and Decimus looked at the Altmer standing next to him. Äelberon was just as tired as Decimus, the Mer was only better at hiding it. The events of the day were resting o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 275 The Final Piece of the Puzzle

    Posted September 9, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 275 The Final Piece of the Puzzle   The mere mention of Kul-et’s name was enough to bring Sotek’s feet to a stop. His eyes closed tightly as he turned around to Sasha so he could ask her about the new Companion member. “What about Kul-et?”   “We&r...

  • Cyrodiil Chronicles - ToC

    Posted September 8, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Coming in from High Rock, a ship from the East Empire Company stops in the port of Anvil on the west coast of Cyrodiil. Aboard the ship is an Imperial hailing from Wayrest. Traveling for the past eight months, he has been looking for the infamous Grey Fox. The man that has murdered his entire fami...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 5, The Investigation

    Posted September 7, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      I’m going to kill him, club him to death. Shove his head up his nose and I don't fucking care it's not possible! What the fuck was he thinking? Decimus roughly slammed the door to the small quarters in the dungeon where Ronnie was waiting for him. The Mer didn’t even flinch at ...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 4, Terms of Release

    Posted September 7, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    The dungeon guards, clad in Solitude’s red, bowed slightly in his presence and he acknowledged them with a curt nod as he glided gracefully down the stone steps leading deep into the bowels of Castle Dour, his arms folded backwards at the elbows. His favorite position for them and part of hi...

  • Frozen Tears: Chapter 2

    Posted September 6, 2017 by Felkros

    Arlya’s POV   This wasn’t happening. I blinked. I blinked again, keeping my eyes closed this time. When I opened them, the student was still there.   “You put on the magic ring you found in the ancient ruins. The ruins we found had a secret extension, which is now bei...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 27

    Posted September 6, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 27   The Daedra looked at him with a careless expression. It was a different one and its mouth moved, but Ciel’nn couldn’t hear a thing. The only thing he heard was the time distortion struck in the distance. Is this in the same reality as in the previous dream? ...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 3, The Albino

    Posted September 6, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      Belrand yawned before taking another sip of his watered mead. That it was watered did nothing to warm his still chilling bones, but it was morning, and while he enjoyed his mead like any other Nord, drinking it so early was just not proper. A table nearer to the large central hearth would&...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 2, Incidents

    Posted September 6, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

      The Winking Skeever was nearly empty with the exception of a few either brave enough or foolish enough patrons. And there was a very thin line between courage and idiocy. Some were already so drunk they couldn't even put together a coherent sentence and the rest were slowly getting there. ...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. II

    Posted September 5, 2017 by Meli

    By Rubyn Frey   In many ways Ji'sari was a typical Khajiit, they have a tendency towards very sweet things and also to develop various abilities that may cause them to cross paths with the authorities. Often as a very young kit, Ji'sari wished to test herself but also had a yearning for som...

  • Chasing Death: Chapter 1, The Cave of Skulls

    Posted September 5, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    They were standing in front of the cave's mouth, among the bones of three no longer animated skeletons, with wind howling around their bodies and Decimus couldn't help himself anymore. He spit. The saliva was carried by the wind to his left where Belrand was standing and the Nord mercenary jumped ...

  • Chasing Death - Table of Contents

    Posted September 4, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      O'Death, of ice cold hands, of cruel brands. Come and dance, with your adamance.   Spare me another day, In Solitude faraway, spare me another betray, in Solitude of stone and clay.   O'Death, I have learned your name, a flickering of cold flame, as darkness came, ...

  • Chasing Death: Prologue

    Posted September 4, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

      The tavern was slowly becoming crowded as the city’s guards ended their daily patrolling and crashed for the night at Winking Skeever’s, to let off some steam.   An Imperial man sitting at the bar was observing all the people at their tables, chatting, enjoying their dri...

  • Mor's Lament for Alessia

    Posted September 4, 2017 by Paws

    I see you still upon your star-patterned path A banner ever-burning On snow-dusted sighs I hear your laugh   From Aetherius adjourning.   You're like Secunda's light on my nose hoop here Unobtrusively allusive I withdraw more every passing year   Under summer's sun, reclusiv...

  • The Newer Edda: Chapter 3

    Posted September 3, 2017 by Casey

    Chapter Three: Concerning Bergrimr’s Dispute with Jarl Hralfdan Hralfdanson of Markarth          Now when at last Bergrimr had shouted himself hoarse and called Orm indoors to release him from the bonds Dortgljot had bound him with, he was furious to find that she ha...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 5

    Posted September 2, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 5                         Ambarro stood still as a statue, his facial muscles bulging as he strained.                &nb...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. III

    Posted September 1, 2017 by Meli

    By Rubyn Frey   As Ji’sari grew, so did her tendency to be where she should not, her eavesdropping giving her access to information that the lower class Khajiit could never dream of knowing. This led to a deepening distrust of the ruling Khajiit and the Altmeri who kept them in their ...

  • Missing Traces: The Last Tharn

    Posted August 31, 2017 by Medieval

    Hello!,  Here is my entry for TSC's Book and Terminal Event, it have took me around five days to finish the writing, I was reading lore and thinking it well, is an in-game book mostly about history, is an investigation, also have a small reference related to my TES FAN story I'm creating,I hop...

  • Newer Edda: Chapter Two

    Posted August 31, 2017 by Casey

    Chapter Two: Concerning Bergrimr’s Dispute with The Men of the Reach       The tale tells now of how Bergrimr and Dortgljot raise their children, one after the other, and of how they became. Orm was the eldest son, and took after his father in all things. Calm and slow to anger...

  • Newer Edda: Chapter One

    Posted August 31, 2017 by Casey

    Chapter One: Concerning Thane Bergrimr Anksson and How He Left the Court of Falkreath       In the frozen northlands of Tamriel during the early fourth era there lived many families of farmers and sailors who found difficulty in plowing and sailing through ice, and so often a villa...

  • Newer Edda: Introduction

    Posted August 31, 2017 by Casey

          They of Skyrim tell that in the olden days when there was civil-war upon the land, and also cultists, vampires, and dragons or any other number of miscreants making overt gestures towards the Ending of Nirn, there was nowhere else to be found in any time a merrier band of murder...

  • The Newer Edda: ToC

    Posted August 31, 2017 by Casey

      Welcome, reader dearest, to an on-going romp parodying the ancient Icelandic and Hero saga's of the Norse.      The Newer Edda ToC   Vo.1 - The Lay of Bergrimr     Introduction  Chapter One: Concerning Thane Bergrimr Anksson and How He Left the ...

  • The History of Magic, Part 1 - Noble Phantasms

    Posted August 31, 2017 by Dragonborn1921

    They told me that I should probably write a shorter title, but I suppose this will have to do. I mean, it's only 10 words, 50 something letters, and a number. I once knew this man who wrote about *ahem* "The collective powers of the unending and never dying species of the Apostle Ancestors, their ...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat Vol. I

    Posted August 30, 2017 by Meli

    By Rubyn Frey   Our tale begins in Elsweyer, with a kit who was a little too curious, finding herself amongst the feet of the elders in the markets or climbing onto the low sloping roofs and finding hiding spots to overhear the more noble Khajiit or visiting Justicas.   Our kit, Ji's...

  • Tales of a Quite Peculiar Cat - TOC

    Posted August 30, 2017 by Meli

      Welcome dear readers as I, Rubyn Frey, bestow upon you the most fantastical, but true tales of the Khajiit known only as Ji'sari. Yes, 'tis true, a Khajiit, that is now a legend in her own lifetime, stories of her feats of adventure in Cyrodiil and Skyrim will shock or bedazzle the unwary....

  • Crown in the Snow: a History of Winterhold

    Posted August 30, 2017 by soly

    A History of Winterhold in Skyrimby Korir the Embittered4E 204 The storied city of Winterhold, once the preeminent economic, cultural and political centre of Skyrim, is today reduced to a ghost of its former glories, befitting the cursed sea it stands beside. In this tome, I chronicle the histo...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 274 A Betrayal of Trust

    Posted August 28, 2017 by Sotek

    A Betrayal of Trust    Sotek sighed then fell silent as he watched Aela head back to Whiterun. She slinked passed the tree line wearing a shawl of disgrace, forged by her own actions. Now that he was alone with Sasha, the female Shadowscale, Sotek focused on other matters; his own h...

  • In Both Life and Death

    Posted August 27, 2017 by Golden Fool

    He squinted, as what little light that had managed to make its way through the smattering of planks that passed for a roof, finally crept its way across his eyes. That it had moved this far since he woke told him he’d been lying awake for roughly half an hour, in the past he would have quite l...

  • Wasteland Recipes Vol 1

    Posted August 26, 2017 by SpottedFawn

      Sitting on top of an explosives crate, you find a stack of papers held together with bits of yarn. It’s a recipe book!   Curious, you leaf through it.       Got sick of eating salisbury steak all the friggin time. Made these recipes. Plenty of food out there...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 7, Making Plans

    Posted August 25, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    Author Note- Occasinal bad language “Ok, I'm weak as shit for the time being but I've gotten coin and letters to each hold. I will have mercenaries coming to here fairly soon. Until then, I smith.”   Ria looked up quizzically from reading through a notebook.   “Selaf...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Six - Plans Are Made

    Posted August 25, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Plans Are Made     It wasn’t Meridia. Why would a Daedric Prince who hated the unnatural create a seal to wear his soul away? To contain his power, instead of simply killing him?   Kjeld turned the page, and flinched at the horrific illustration of a horned, demonic creat...

  • CoTD, Book 1 - Chapter I: Judge, Jury, and Executioner

    Posted August 25, 2017 by Nao

    Aelina Sibellius All she felt was pain.   Twisting and convoluting and maiming her. Pummeling and beating and thrashing her. Thump. Thump. Thump. With each harsh bounce, it washed over her body like wildfire, scalding her very flesh. Colors merged in her vision as she peeled her ey...

  • The Myth of the Missing Thirteenth

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Amornar

    (A second entry from me for a Skyrim based book for the TSC Book and Terminal Event and a....preview myth/prophecy for a potential build and blog-based story I might be doing in the future. Enjoy!)   The Myth of the Missing Thirteenth   Dark stone walls soared to the cosmos, disappeari...

  • Atom's Proclamation

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Amornar

    (My Fallout 4 Entry for the TSC Book and Terminal Event and a preview for what is likely my next FO4 build. Enjoy!)   The following message has been found on countless terminals scattered across the Commonwealth in recent weeks, overritting all of their previous software programs and config...

  • ToC The Hunter and The Prey

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Vezrabuto

     Dealing with the Undead is never an easy Task.This is a Story about a young Breton Girl called Momo and her Fox companion Frostbite Investigating strange Abductions near Morthal and what they discover is grim.    The Hunter and the Prey vol 1    The Hunter and the Prey ...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.6 Finale

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Vezrabuto

    Momo inhaled and started coughing She took a look at her arm. The Deep Blue Veins in her Arm started to turn into a deathly looking Green. She fell to her Knees while hearing a Scream. Frostbite using his last strength and willpower jumped and bit the Necromancers Neck freezing his head from the nec...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.5

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Vezrabuto

    Momo took her bow of her back and loaded an Arrow "I Despise people like you, always using others for youre Personal gain, Im Sick of It. "Foolish Girl if you had seen what i saw during my years as a Traveler you wouldnt even dear to question my ways. the Civilians started runing at the two Adventur...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.4

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Vezrabuto

    "You played around with Magic you couldn't grasp and Turned yourself into a Fox, thats quite amusing actually". "I'll show you an idiot. im going to freeze you to the bone" said Frostbite while showing his teeth. The Man broke out in laughter. "Do you even realise how bad this Situation is for you?....

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.3

    Posted August 24, 2017 by Vezrabuto

    Following the sound of the Pickaxes, Momo and Frostbite found the missing Civilians hitting a wall. Momo walked up to one of them and put her hand on one of the Civilians shoulder. "Lets get out of he........". She stopped as she felt the the cold bodys Head slowly turn. "h..help meeee" Momo stumble...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.2

    Posted August 23, 2017 by Vezrabuto

    Momo gasped as She saw two corpses in a River of blood on the floor. the Smell was horrible. Momo inspected the bodies and muttered " about one week old, i assume Bandits attacked them". Momo got back up and walked slowly around the Manor. While searching the Manor Momo jumped up due to a Noise in t...

  • Radioactive - Chapter 1: Paint it Green

    Posted August 23, 2017 by DeltaFox

      A new day dawned as the morning sun showered Diamond City with it's light when it finaly got over the Wall.The green stadium wall was separating the citizens of Diamond City from the dangers of the Commonwealth. The people of DC were already at the centre market and eating at the Noodle st...

  • First Draft: Lessons in Tamriellian Cuisine

    Posted August 23, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    *NOTE: This is a very early concept of mine. Readers of R.T.H.L. might already know that I devote a fair amount of my attention to cuisine when writing. I have always been quite interested in the various forms of food found in the land of Tamriel, from the more orthodox ones derived from mainstream ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 16) Fire

    Posted August 22, 2017 by William McNee

      The sound of raised voices woke her from her sleep. Despite all she had endured at his hands, her hearing was still as sharp as ever. There was an argument ensuing somewhere in the dank dungeon and she was able to catch bits of it through the moaning and cries of pain of the other prisoners ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 26

    Posted August 22, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 26 He carefully mixed the ingredients for the advanced health potion. He took the vial gently into his hands when the door was abruptly opened — Maltrys stormed into the study room and his twisted face looked at Ciel’nn. “Brewing potions again! Just like your mother!&rdq...

  • The Hunter and The Prey Vol.1

    Posted August 21, 2017 by Vezrabuto

    It was a Moon lit Night. The Moon reflected from the murky Water inside the Swamps surrounding Morthal. "I hate Swamps" whispered Momo while slaping the Mosquito on her Neck. "Well you accepted the Bounty, its youre own fault" replied Frostbite. Momo pulled a Piece of Paper out of her...

  • Well Rested

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Amornar

        The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Reflection in Blood     28th of Sun’s Height   It has been nearly two weeks since we left Markarth. Exactly how Scales escaped the supposedly impenetrable fortress that is Cidhna Mine to this day he sti...

  • Radioactive - ToC

    Posted August 20, 2017 by DeltaFox

      Radioactive follows a Diamond City security guard and his team as they try to find a way to stop a new super mutant cult created by the Children of Atom. This journey will take them from downtown Boston, to the frozen wastes outside the city and to the mysterious Far Harbor. How will a few...

  • Reflection in Blood

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Amornar

      The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: A long time coming.....       Ancient scales garbed in loss, wrought in pain, wrapped in chains Thrown back to pick, back to chisel, back to mine Freedom won and freedom lost Slave, prisoner, just different titles ...

  • Songs of the Return, Volume 9, The Tale of the Vedrfolnir

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Paws

    Among the legendary vessels and crews from the massive shipyards of Jyljyrfyk to make the journey south across the whale road -  the Kaal Kaaz, the Chrion, the Sadon Reyth, the Harakk, the Fallowfire, the Jorrvaskr and the most exalted crew of our lord Ysgramor’s ship, the Ylgermet - ther...

  • A long time coming....

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Amornar

       The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: You sure? Fine. I'll stand watch.     A low, dangerous hiss escaped between the teeth of the hulking saxhleel as he stalked into the house, shoulders sway from side to side as his whole body twisted to take in every ...

  • You sure? Fine. I'll stand watch.

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Amornar

      The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Scorned     14th of Midyear   Scales woke me forcefully this morning. Out of instinct….or perhaps not...I lashed out and kicked him as hard as I could, narrowly missing his face. Blasted lizard is like kickin...

  • The Harbinger's Tales Vol I

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Sotek

            My first entry for the TSC Book and Terminal Event A big thanks to Legion for sorting out the cover. It looks much more natural than before. Sotek Loyal Hound of Hircine

  • Outwit Myself

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Outwit Myself Mumblings of one of the residents of Shivering Isles How long has it been, friend?   Too long.   Years, won't you say? When we were young and naive.   You were, not me. You were always the weak one.   I was powerful, but afraid. Afraid of the dark, o...

  • Walking Air

    Posted August 19, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      I would like you to look around, feel the scorching heat of the desert, feel its every grain shift against each other. The desert is relentless, always marching, always walking at different angles. More so than we. The mighty sands of the Alik’r are unforgiving, but that doesn't mean...

  • ESO Short Stories; 06

    Posted August 19, 2017 by Caladran

    Story 06   The shadows of evening crept across Belkrath as the folk were still busy to make last moment deals with the merchants.  A few deals were struck before the folk went on their separate ways. Ciel’nn shifted in his place, when Vevan spoke, or was it a hiss, “I don&r...

  • Scorned

    Posted August 19, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: An Orc follows to the Death     8th of Midyear   Disgusting! These women, these priestesses of Dibella….daedric whores every one of them! Scales and I, we returned to Markarth with the child. Who was not where she wa...

  • An Orc follows to the Death

    Posted August 19, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: My blood's calm. I prefer it boiling.   5th of Midyear   I have been traveling with Scales for...about a week now. Things are...I am not sure how to put this...interesting? adventurous? complicated. Complicated is certainly true...

  • Legacy of the Star-Travellers

    Posted August 19, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Legacy of the Star-Travellers   By Sephellus Yvarn Synod Scholar of the Lambda Convent   Aetherius is commonly known to scholars and mages as the origin of magic and arcane arts. During the Reman Dynasty, there have been many recorded attempts of expeditions into Aetherius mad...

  • Frozen Tears: Chapter 1

    Posted August 19, 2017 by Felkros

    Arlya’s POV   Today is a day for reflection. For the past. I was planning on researching a bit more into Restoration magicks, planning on getting the proper salts needed to help with the Destruction magicks. But the memories are relentless, and all I can do is wait for Urag to finish st...

  • Alduin is Real and Shoor is Akatosh

    Posted August 19, 2017 by Dragonborn1921

    So, some of you mite have read my pa's book, Alduin is real and he ent Akatosh. It shoor was a real good story, but he's not the smartest Pa around and he just don't really no that much about how things are. Now shoor, you can say, "but Thromgar, you can't just say your Pa was a dum man", and I ain'...

  • My blood's calm. I prefer it boiling.

    Posted August 18, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Hell hath no fury.....   28th of Second Seed   A strange visitor came to the stronghold today, an argonian, big one too. Marched right up to the front gate and demanded entry. Mother, always the watchful guardian of Mor Khazgur b...

  • The Heart of Pellitine

    Posted August 18, 2017 by Paws

        "The Trickster God has had more tales told about him than there are grains of sand in Anequina. Listen well, kittens, to another story of Rajhin, the Purring Liar. It is a true account, for it was told to this one by a friend of a friend of a friend...."   Jone and Jode gl...

  • TSC Event: The Beast of Black Marsh

    Posted August 18, 2017 by Amornar

    Greetings all! This is my Elder Scrolls book submission for the TSC's Book and Terminal Event. Inspired by my current Skyrim character and the subject of my (shameless plug) blogs entitled the Saga of Scales which you can find here. Enjoy! (click pages for the bigger, much more eye friendly version...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 273 Strengths and Weaknesses

    Posted August 18, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 273 Strengths and Weaknesses    Once they left Whiterun, Sotek paused and lifted his head up as he smelt the breeze blowing easterly from the plains. Such an action caught Aela’s attention. As she watched his tail happily flap about she giggled and spoke softly, not wishing...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 272 A Long Time Ago

    Posted August 17, 2017 by Sotek

      A Long Time Ago   Sotek gazed at the fire for a few seconds then nodded, accepting the situation for what it was; a bad one. “Aela, Vilkas, Farkas, please sit at the table. Aela I would request that you sat next to the Harbinger. You might be needing his support. You’re n...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 4

    Posted August 17, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 4                         ‘Healers!’ Takarro yelled as his grandson began to thrash around uncontrollably.             &nbs...

  • Hell hath no fury.....

    Posted August 16, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Brothers in Iron Bonds 20th of Second Seed The thane woke up this morning. After three days I must confess I had began to lose hope. His breathing had been so shallow when I pulled him from the swamp and dragged him back to the cabin. The th...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 25

    Posted August 16, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 25   Shattered crystals and old tomes floated slowly around the place. The perilous bridge, made of black glass went across the bottomless chasm. The bridge had a gap in the middle. The ruins of broken towers were in the distance. Ciel’nn knew they were somewhere in Oblivion a...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 3

    Posted August 16, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 3                         Cloud Top was more derelict than Torako remembered.                   ‘Fifty y...

  • CoTD, Book 1 - Prologue: The Sojourner

    Posted August 15, 2017 by Nao

          AELINA SIBELLIUS Aelina Sibellius knew Morrowind like the back of her hand.   She knew how the Velothi Mountains wound down the land with its arid hills that rolled gracefully through the range, separating Morrowind from other provinces. She knew how the bro...

  • KopisGaming's ToC

    Posted August 15, 2017 by KopisGaming

    The Chronicles of the Dovahkriid     Born in the Summerset Isle in the year 387 of the first era, Satan grew up in the slums of Alinor, and being a underfed, poor, and not as physically capable as his peers, he was always the one who was mistreated; the entire town spat at him and called...

  • Chronicles of the Dovahkriid

    Posted August 15, 2017 by KopisGaming

      Born in the Summerset Isle in the year 387 of the first era, Satan grew up in the slums of Alinor, and being a underfed, poor, and not as physically capable as his peers, he was always the one who was mistreated; the entire town spat at him and called him a “Pathetic half-breed.” ...

  • Brothers in Iron Bonds

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Like a House of Cards.....   Under Jone and Jode the hunter crept Fur, as night, leathers oiled and dark, in shadows cloaked By ebony blade and ebony bow he came The hunter, eyes wide, nostrils flared, paws silent as the grave The...

  • Chronicles of the Dovahkiin - ToC

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Nao

      In my four centuries on Mundus, I have devoted my life to discovering the truth of historical events and exposing it to the rest of Tamriel through detailed reports and written documents. I was inspired to write my first narrative, “Surrounded by Red: An Account of the Champion of Cy...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 24

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 24   … should have done it like you were told…  … a simple contract and you took it. You said you’d do it.Ciel’nn was standing in a dimly lit cavern and held the dark scroll, with a black seal on it, in his hands. The place was in an isolated lo...

  • Frozen Tears: Prologue

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Felkros

    Jarl Balgruuf studied the letter, a headache already forming. Another push from Tullius to side with the Empire. The general was getting impatient, and Balgruuf wasn’t sure how much longer he could delay his answer. Pushing the letter aside, he studied the latest series of dragon attacks, seei...

  • Frozen Tears TOC

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Felkros

        Threads of fate intertwine. A thief, bleeding whole cities dry. A husband, grief stricken, driven by vengeance.  A mage, determined to return to her home, and burn the Thalmor to the ground. A war, leaving widows and orphans in its wake. A Dragonborn, not yet seen.  ...

  • The Saga of Scales Table of Contents

    Posted August 13, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales-of-Iron Argonian Brute Act I   Entry I: The Hunt is On....   Entry II: Nipping at the Heels....   Entry III: Like a House of Cards.....   Entry IV: Brothers in Iron Bonds   Entry V: Hell hath no fury....   Entry VI: My blood is calm. I...

  • Like a House of Cards.....

    Posted August 13, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: Nipping at the Heels....    10th of Second Seed Fuck these nords! Fuck their country, fuck their snow, and fuck their piss reeking people. Morons! Idiots! I would sooner trust a skeever than another one of these fucking snowbacks! T...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 271 Serve More Than One Master

    Posted August 13, 2017 by Sotek

    Serve More Than One Master    Sotek looked straight at Kodlak and Aela. Both of them met his stance with anger, their eyes glared with fury. Moving back from the possible onslaught, Sotek held his hands up and pleaded his case. “I haven’t done anything. H...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 270 The Trials of Sotek:- The Provider

    Posted August 12, 2017 by Sotek

    The Trials of Sotek... The Provider   The next morning, as Sotek entered the hall from downstairs, he was surprised to see the Harbinger sitting at the table. Kodlak motioned to the Argonian, asking him to sit at the table. “Ah, there you are. Take a seat youngling. It would seem ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 269 Home Fires Burning

    Posted August 11, 2017 by Sotek

    Home Fires Burning   As Aela and Sotek headed down the steps from Dragonsreach, Aela held his arm, pulling him back. “Wait a second”.   Sotek stopped then turned to her. He tried to apologise but he really had no idea what to say. Explaining things afterwards never came in...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Five - Redbelly Mine

    Posted August 11, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Redbelly Mine Content Warning: Language, Spiders   "Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll?"   Odfel glowered at the helmeted guard, unable to see the insolent eyes behind the cold metal, though the tone got through with ease.   "What good are guards if they won’t ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 268 Divine Intervention

    Posted August 10, 2017 by Sotek

    Divine Intervention    It was still dark outside when Aela was woken up by a loud ominous snoring. She walked up to the bars and peered through to see Vilkas asleep in the chair. She quietly unlocked the cell door then crept up to him. Drawing her dagger, she gently held it against his t...

  • The Scaled River

    Posted August 9, 2017 by Paws

    The sun dips with a last solemn splash Light drips and falls as I watch the final flash Time loses meaning, each season winter Happiness evaporates or gets frozen like water Crystals of love captured in time Whose details fade as the surface loses its shine The Dragon coils and uncoils with...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 267 Jailhouse

    Posted August 9, 2017 by Sotek

          The first person Kodlak saw as he re-entered the hall was Aela. She was leaning against a pillar with one foot tucked behind her. Both her arms were folded across her chest as she glared across the hall. Kodlak took a deep breath then walked sternly over to her. “Aela,...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 266 The Dance of Death

    Posted August 8, 2017 by Sotek

          In the hall of Jorrvaskr, Kodlak was the first to wake up, or at least he thought he was. The moment he climbed the stairway he saw Aela sitting at the main table eating breakfast. “Morning Harbinger”.   “Morning, I trust you didn’t stay out to...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 23

    Posted August 7, 2017 by Caladran

    !! Viewer's discretion advised!! Chapter 23 The door was heavy and it didn’t budge when he tried to push it open. His lower lip quivered. He was afraid of the dark, especially when sealed in a tomb with probably, angry ghosts of the past. This tomb happened to be a Dres tomb. Ciel’nn...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 265 A Short Farewell

    Posted August 7, 2017 by Sotek

      As soon as Aela got back to Whiterun, she approached Farkas who was in the training area with Ebony, Sam, Saber and the Argonian girl, Kul-et. The Harbinger, Kodlak was sitting outside watching them train. “Farkas I need a word when you got a minute”.    ...

  • Nipping at the Heels....

    Posted August 6, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents Previous Entry: The Hunt is On....  6th of Second Seed: It took most of the day but I picked up what is clearly a segment of what looks like the argonian pulling himself from the sea. Luckily in this hellscape what might be a soft spot in the mud durin...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 15) The Jagged Crown

    Posted August 6, 2017 by William McNee

    The group of Stormcloaks rode over the rise and saw the ruin of Korvanjund before them. Ralof bade them all dismount and got a couple of the soldiers to guard the horses while the rest of the group carefully sneaked over the rocks towards the ruins. From what they could see, there were no guards abo...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 264 An Officer and a Rogue

    Posted August 6, 2017 by Sotek

        Scarface rapidly closed in on Red. She ran as hard as she could but her hind leg was slowing her down. With just a few seconds gap she swiped out with a paw, claws tore into flesh as she lost her footing and tumbled to the ground.   Thanks to Red, Scarface saw his chance. He...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 263 Let Sleeping Wolves Lie

    Posted August 5, 2017 by Sotek

      Not too far from the fire, Scarface laid stretched out on his back in a large half circle with Red slumped across his chest. He had an arm held over her as he held her with his paw. Red kicked out with her hind leg, scratching at an itch on her stomach while she whined and snarled quietly ...

  • The Curtain Falls on the First Act

    Posted August 5, 2017 by Accursed Gloom

    Salen sat in his favorite chair, surrounded by bottles of cheap wine. His face was weathered and beginning to wrinkle, his back began to hurt if he sat reading for more than half an hour, and his ashen skin had more scars than he could count. After 254 years, he was showing his age.   This wa...

  • The Hunt is On....

    Posted August 4, 2017 by Amornar

    The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents 4th of Second Seed: I received word from the master....his delivery did not arrive as scheduled in Solitude. He has dispatched me to collect his brute or at least ascertain his fate.... Time is of the essence if I am to pick up the trail but given that it se...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 22

    Posted August 3, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 22   Ciel’nn cast his eyes warily around the ominous hall he was standing in. There were crystal stands and pieces of them everywhere. It was a dim if not near dark place. The floor was reflecting his image like it was made of dark glass. Daedric tomes were lying aroun...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 262 Fish Supper

    Posted August 3, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 262 Fish Supper A few minutes after Vilkas and Rikke left the camp, Sotek’s eyes fixed along the tree line by the shore of the lake. Aela couldn’t help but feel the intensity of his stare and found herself musing over it.“What are you watching?” She looked over to w...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 261 Warrior Woman

    Posted August 2, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 261  Warrior woman    Legate Rikke took point, leaving Vilkas to trail behind her. They followed the path back towards Riverwood before turning southwards where their path would lead them to the mountainside, away from the pathways. Unlike the mountains north of the pla...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 260 Another World

    Posted August 1, 2017 by Sotek

    Another World   Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 259 Sea Dogs

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • The Minuteman: ToC

    Posted July 31, 2017 by DeltaFox

      For years, the Minuteman have guarded the people of the Commonwealth from Super Mutants, Feral ghouls and raiders. They have stood on the front lines and risked their lives, not for caps and glory, but because it was the right thing to do. They were led by their general and were stationed ...

  • Gardener of Swords

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The air was heavy, one would even say sweaty. It was glueing to one's skin, turning into drops of sweat and water rolling down over revealed skin, soaking one's clothes. It was difficult to breath, but neither of the two men travelling through the shade of tropical forest seemed to mind that. Both...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 258 Nowhere to Run

    Posted July 30, 2017 by Sotek

        Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 21

    Posted July 29, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 21 The guars were strong and well grown. There were many guars in the pen, and Ciel’nn really liked them. He could watch them all day, either at the pen or in the meadows. The green one was to his liking.He still mourned after his baby guar that Maltrys had killed, for his o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 257 A Cry on the Wind

    Posted July 29, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 256 A Change for the Worse

    Posted July 28, 2017 by Sotek

          Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t les...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 255 Girl Only Zone

    Posted July 26, 2017 by Sotek

        Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 254 Making the Breast of Things

    Posted July 25, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • U.o.T.W. Chapter 253 Achilles Heel

    Posted July 24, 2017 by Sotek

          Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lesse...

  • LotS: Frost Moon - A Bundle of Letters

    Posted July 24, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Galmar, Imperial presence is stronger now than the beginning of the year. We have intercepted one supply cart, but it cost us our battlemage just to shield ourselves from the retaliation. Folgunther’s body has been sent to Rorikstead for burial.   We need more mages.   Igmund...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Hero of the Ebonheart Pact 3

    Posted July 23, 2017 by Tenebrous

      ((Plain Text)):   The Elder Scrolls Online: The Tale of Avarain Hlel, Hero of the Ebonheart Pact   Part 3   Ian S. McClure       My research in the ruins of what has now been confirmed as Bleakrock Village has borne even more fruit. Evidently, th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 252 A Desperate Plan

    Posted July 23, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 251 Close to Home

    Posted July 22, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 250 Manhunt

    Posted July 21, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Hero of the Ebonheart Pact 2

    Posted July 21, 2017 by Tenebrous

        ((Plain Text)):   The Elder Scrolls Online: The Tale of Avarain Hlel, Hero of the Ebonheart Pact   Part 2   Ian S. McClure       Avarain Hlel was, by all accounts, a rather unique Dunmer. The Hlel family was once a major player in the noble...

  • Sotha Sil's Word Meeting With The Eight Voids

    Posted July 21, 2017 by Veloth the Prophet

    The clinking of his feet echoed around the cavernous temple as the Wizard made his entrance. Other than the divine glow of his person, the area was steeped in complete darkness. Sotha Sil could feel shadows skitter around his perception, gnawing at the corners of the world. And then other... things....

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 249 Run Aela Run

    Posted July 20, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Hero of the Ebonheart Pact 1

    Posted July 19, 2017 by Tenebrous

            ((Plain Text)):   The Elder Scrolls Online: The Tale of Avarain Hlel, Hero of the Ebonheart Pact   Part 1   Ian S. McClure       By decree of His Royal Majesty of the Ruby Throne, Uriel Septim the Seventh, and with the Eight...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 248 Along the Watchtower

    Posted July 19, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyme...

  • A Name for a King

    Posted July 19, 2017 by David

    I always had no name and used many based on aspects I took on I talked to the Worm God himself and became his avatar I was loyal to the Night Mistress and became her song bird I summoned the Wolf Queen and I took her name I walked with Shor in Sovengard and I became him I was loyal to the ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 247 Home Invasion

    Posted July 18, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoy...

  • Protected, no longer; chapter 20

    Posted July 17, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 20 “Where are you?!” Maltrys’ shout echoed across the Daedric ruins. he had chased Ciel’nn there, knowing his son would be even more afraid. “I hope they’ll find you and take you away from disturbing my work. Useless S’wit!” Ciel’nn ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 246 Best Friend's Secrets

    Posted July 17, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Four - Dawnstar

    Posted July 16, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Dawnstar   Dawnstar was as wretched as he remembered. The air ws heavy with the tang of salt-water, with each salty breath freezing in his lungs only to thaw and get pushed out in a puff of mist streaming behind him.   The sun still slept below the horizon, and would slumber on for a...

  • U.O.T.W. chapter 245 Loose in the Sewers

    Posted July 16, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As ...

  • UOTW Chapter 244 Wild Horses

    Posted July 15, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As alway...

  • UOTW Chapter 243 The Trail

    Posted July 14, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for odd mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As a...

  • UOTW Chapter 242 Rat Pack

    Posted July 13, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always...

  • UOTW Chapter 241 In the Dead of Night

    Posted July 12, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 6, A Spark

    Posted July 11, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    I woke up in a bed, this one, however, was different as it was in the main common room of Jorrvaskr, tucked away in the corner. Everything hurt like crazy.   That made no sense, I distinctively remember being in a vampire cave having something sucked out of me into a soul gem and then being ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 240 When trouble comes Knocking

    Posted July 11, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.A...

  • Ulfric's Joke

    Posted July 11, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Let me sing a song, good folk, about certain Ulfric Stormcloak, fighting against the Empire's yoke, but still dumb as an oak.   It all starts with a poke, when Great War awoke, Ulfric was caught in the smoke, tickled by Thalmor's stroke.   Returned home, broke, a little cub awok...

  • Son of Skyrim Entry 4

    Posted July 10, 2017 by RuinedCrown

    Author's Note: This chapter contains strong language, you have been warned ;) 10th of Hearthfire, 4E 202   “Hey, Ragnar, I’m Eltrys. I think we have a problem.” Eltrys murmured as he stepped out of the shadows. Ragnar raised his axe.   “What do you mean by that...

  • Magicka: Book 1 - ToC

    Posted July 10, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Looking for Magic   It is the third year of the 5th Era. The continent of Tamriel is covered in darkness and the air is filled with the scent of death. Seven years prior, a new emperor sat down on the Ruby Throne in the Imperial City, promising to revive the Empire of Tamriel to it's former...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 27: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted July 10, 2017 by Tenebrous

      Dangerous Haven       Ian S. McClure       The sounds of battle rang, fresh in my ears over the sounds of the sea, as Captain Jimila spat on a corpse. “Damn pirates! Thinking they can put holes in my ship!? We just repaired the last ones!” sh...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 5, Missing

    Posted July 10, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    I was sitting on the steps to Jorrvaskr, waiting for Selafyn. He said he would be back by this evening but he still hadn't returned. Fearing the worst, I decided to pay Arcadia a visit. “Ah hello Ria. What can I do for you today?” “By chance, have you got anything that can heal ...

  • u.O.T.W. Chapter 239 Pole Position

    Posted July 10, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As alwa...

  • ESO Short Stories: 05

    Posted July 10, 2017 by Caladran

    05 ”I can’t believe you talked me into this!” Elam groaned while he kept an eye out for the people around them. “This is too risky.”   “Calm down, Elam. I checked the escape routes twice during the day. We’ll use them if someone recognizes us.&rdqu...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 19

    Posted July 9, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 19   He was sitting with Ce’vale at the lake again. It was a great comfort to him. His cousin brought a sense of being safe and cared for. He wanted to cling to it when he had the chance. They were there to discuss about Ciel’nn leaving for a trip.   &ldqu...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Three - A Sigh of Ghosts

    Posted July 9, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    A Sigh of Ghosts   He had spent the morning trying to make locks. Morthal had persisted without a blacksmith for so long that much of the town had ‘gone to the marshes’. He wasn’t a carpenter — and Morthal needed one badly — but that didn’t mean he had an...

  • UOTW Chapter 238 The Master Cometh

    Posted July 9, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 237 School of Hard Knocks

    Posted July 8, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 236 Girlfriends

    Posted July 7, 2017 by Sotek

     Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As al...

  • Son Of Skyrim Entry #3

    Posted July 6, 2017 by RuinedCrown

    4th of Heathfire, 4E 202   Ragnar shrugged on his travel gear as he prepared for the journey ahead of him. Lisbet had pointed out a redoubt to the north as the most probable place that the ambush had taken place. Ragnar glanced at himself in the mirror and smiled. The steel armor and axe that...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 235 Best of Enemies

    Posted July 6, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • ToC Son Of Skyrim

    Posted July 6, 2017 by RuinedCrown

    This is a very long story that will be written in small chunks. I am aiming for 25,000 words for the month of July (Camp Nanowrimo), with the idea that the story will not be over after July 31st, but may be changed in some ways. Also, there is an outstanding language warning on this fanfic. I will t...

  • Son of Skyrim Entry #2

    Posted July 6, 2017 by RuinedCrown

    Fredas, 1st of Hearthfire, 4E 202 Ragnar stood in front of the third hottest forge in all of Skyrim. Slowly, he worked the pulley that would activate the bellows. Wiping the sheen of sweat from his eyes he glanced around at his surroundings. The ancient city of Markarth sprawled out around him. Th...

  • Son Of Skyrim Entry #1

    Posted July 5, 2017 by RuinedCrown

    Tirdas, 29th of Last Seed, 4E 202   “Ragnar!” A man exclaimed as be burst through the wooden door. The man was tall with long blonde hair that was braided in the back to keep it out of his face. The man was well-built but wasn’t that muscular. At least for a Nord. “Wh...

  • UOTW Chapter 234 Ownership

    Posted July 5, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, ...

  • UOTW Chapter 233 Payback

    Posted July 4, 2017 by Sotek

      Author's Note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 14) Frost

    Posted July 3, 2017 by William McNee

    The group of Stormcloak soldiers sat round the campfire, huddled in their tents, waiting for the snowstorm to subside. It had grown too dark and too hard to see to travel any further and the horses, even the hardy northern steeds, found it difficult to make much progress in this weather. They had st...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 232 Going Down

    Posted July 3, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment.As always, shoul...

  • The Chantry Dream

    Posted July 2, 2017 by Paws

    Gypsy Moths fluttered like musical notes given form, their scaled wings glinting with multi-hued flashes catching the light streaming in from the stained glass windows of the chantry. Their's was a dance of joy and sorrow, an admixture of light and sound, moved to wingbeats by the voices of the sing...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 231 Spin Doctor

    Posted July 2, 2017 by Sotek

    Author’s note: The chapter has not been edited except for mistakes and errors therefore the content may change at a later date although the plot will remain the same. The content you read now is as I written it in 2014-2015. I hope this fact doesn’t lessen your enjoyment. As always, sho...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 18

    Posted July 2, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 18   All that what he felt was terror as he was sitting inside the dark and small room, surrounded by giant soul gems. Ciel’nn knew it would be only a matter of time when Maltrys would appear, and he was chained on a floor hook. It didn’t budge a bit despite how ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-Two - Changing Shape

    Posted July 1, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Changing Shape   I’m a dead man. Death didn’t frighten him. Not really. Life and death were part of the natural cycle of the world; to live was to breathe, to die was to let that breath go. And to the Skaal, there was always the chance to breathe again. Their spirits would be re...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 230 What the Heart Wants

    Posted July 1, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 230 What the Heart Wants     The sun had barely risen above the horizon when the tranquil morning at Jorrvaskr was broken by a fist banging on a Whelp's door. This particular fist belonged to Farkas, as well as his gruff voice which could be heard along the Undercr...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 229 To Woo a Wolf

    Posted June 30, 2017 by Sotek

       Once they got back to Jorrvaskr, Aela smothered Fang’s ear with the palm of her hand and pressed him against her bosom, muffling her shout as she called out to those inside.        The discussion inside the great hall fell afoul of&n...

  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 17

    Posted June 29, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 17   His parents were away for a day and it left an opportunity for Ciel’nn to try new health potions. They were higher quality potions and they needed more time. Poisons would have to wait until he got time to travel to Vvardenfell.   Step by step he tried to m...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 228 A Cub's First Paws

    Posted June 29, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 228 A Cub’s First Paws   As Sotek strolled casually through the city of Whiterun, he was feeling rather pleased with himself. Using his wit, he had assured that Andsvarr and his dog Rúni would remain at their post in Whitewatch Tower and furthermore, he had belayed th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 227 Howling Cries and Tired Eyes

    Posted June 27, 2017 by Sotek

    The guard of Whitewatch Tower tracked Sotek as he walked towards Whiterun. They had just finished talking about the mine near Rorikstead and the Draugr problem the miners had there; as such the guard expected the Companion to head there but he didn’t, he blanked the plains altogether and hea...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 226 Whitewatch Howler

    Posted June 27, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 226 Whitewatch Howler Sotek and Aela walked out of the main wooden gates from Whiterun with fang safely tucked in Aela’s arm. As they walked past the defences they could still see remnants of the attack instigated by Ulfric and his horde. The two Companions destination was an hour&rsq...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 225 Fang

    Posted June 26, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 225 Fang   “Why did you wake Arcadia up?” Aela asked as she followed Sotek downstairs to the Undercroft.   “I didn’t; well not intentionally. She woke up because I was banging on Belethor’s door to get the bowls for your cub. Have you thought of a ...

  • U.o.t.W. Chapter 224 The Apple and the Slave

    Posted June 25, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 224 The Apple and the Slave   As it was well into the early hours, all the Companions headed downstairs, vacating the hall of Jorrvaskr. Even Farkas and Vilkas were feeling the strain of the last few days. Sotek headed straight for his room. He made his way to his bed then sat down on...

  • U.o.t.W. Chapter 223 Wolf Kin

    Posted June 24, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 223 Wolf Kin   Aela, who was sitting on the step while she tapped her foot against a post, was a bit surprised to see Sotek enter from the other door. Sotek quickly looked around the hall at everyone then quietly moved towards her.    She stayed silent and pleasantly smile...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty-One - Fables Unearthed

    Posted June 23, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Fables Unearthed   The guards, their newly repaired armor picking up a shine in the overcast sun, greeted him upon return. There was no point in hiding the book; Kjeld could do no more than quicken his stride and put on a harried smile to fend off any questions. He could see the incredulous...

  • Event Build - Eola (Basic text)

    Posted June 23, 2017 by BlueDremora

      At the moment the formatting looks terrible, I'll be making this post look much nicer and cleaner once I post the build!   *Link to my WiP build post*       The Girl who Bites   The spider silently slithered down an invisible silk thread to land on the man&rs...

  • Illuminated by Sightless Eyes

    Posted June 22, 2017 by Matt Feeney the New Guy

    4E 175 ~ Imperial City, Cyrodiil               The fire of the hearth roared to life in the Elder Library. Illuminated, countless books lined the wall and further in, some say, lay the Empire’s collection of Elder Scrolls. For this ...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 4, Vampires

    Posted June 21, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    Warning- Possible bad language and goreSeveral days had passed since that day, I had gotten into the companions guild and was talking a lot to my secret admirer. Her name was Ria, she was actually really nice. Everyday she would come in, a huge frown on her face and would always come sit next to me...

  • PoTM: Chapter 19, By Night We Reclaim

    Posted June 21, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      [This is a volume of verse collected from the wise women of the Urshilaku Ashlanders. It consists of verses composed by Ashlander warriors, champions, and ashkhans, committed to memory by the wise women and transmitted down the generations. 'May I shrink to dust' is attributed to the long-de...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Memories

    Posted June 20, 2017 by Paws

    There is a spot high up on a balcony in the Jarl's palace of Dragonsreach that I have become accustomed to visiting. It has been something of a meditation to come here at the end of a day. From here it's like I can gain a fresh perspective on all that has happened as I gaze down at the dark streets ...

  • To You, Dad

    Posted June 20, 2017 by Ben W

    ~*Xian-Krie*~   I stood before the crude mound of the grave, eyes to the ground and narrowed in sorrow and grief. I still couldn’t believe he was gone; he, mom, and my brother.   What I hated most about it was me.   I put them there for what other way was there?   W...

  • A Kiss, Sweet Mother - Part 1: Scales Darkened

    Posted June 20, 2017 by Teineeva

    Collaboration work by Teineeva & Karver   1st of Second Seed, 4E 195, Windhelm   The air rushed around my ears, my lungs kept sucking in the cold and heavy air of Windhelm as my feet carried me over the pavement away from the Grey District. People were giving me strange looks as I ru...

  • PoTM: Chapter 18, Gsuron na d'lain, d'nuh na tatain

    Posted June 20, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The Art of War Magic, v. II. by Zurin Arctus with Commentary By Other Learned Masters   Master Arctus said:   1. Flexibility is a key to victory. If you cannot make sudden changes, your best laid plans may fail entirely. Be confident that the enemy conversely plans against you, as ...

  • PoTM: Chapter 17, Of Ashen Skin and Eyes of Fire

    Posted June 19, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    My lover's heart is numbing stone That hides in ice beneath our sight. So some decry, "It is not there," While others whisper, "Yet, it might."   Though stone is born from fevered ash, Once formed it yields no whiff of heat. So too, her heart betrays no love, Nor comforts those embrac...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 2

    Posted June 19, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 2                                 ‘You’re late,’ Torako said as the kits stopped under his tree.            &nbs...

  • PoTM: Destruction, Lesson Two

    Posted June 18, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

        These were the days of Resdaynia, when Chimer and Dwemer lived under the wise and benevolent rule of the AMLSIVI and their champion the Hortator. When the gods of Veloth would retreat unto their own, to mold the cosmos and other matters, the Hortator would at times become confused. V...

  • PoTM: Destruction, Lesson One

    Posted June 17, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      These were the days of Resdaynia, when Chimer and Dwemer lived under the wise and benevolent rule of the AMLSIVI and their champion the Hortator. When the gods of Veloth would retreat unto their own, to mold the cosmos and other matters, the Hortator would at times become confused. Vivec w...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 10

    Posted June 17, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Renartus   So here I was, in my study, still figuring out ways to settle my debt with Durgesh (the loot gathered from Helgen had profited two thousand septims. So that’s eight thousand more to go) when Varik called me out, saying that there was a woman who had some questions to ...

  • Darkening Sky, Chapter 1

    Posted June 16, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 1                                 Gaspard was getting nervous. Throwing his hood back, he turned to the Bosmer beside him and tapped her shoulder.       &n...

  • Tales of Morrowind - Book 1 - Chapter 1: Land of the Nords

    Posted June 15, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Tales of Morrowind   Book One   Dark Brotherhood   Chapter 1: Land of the Nords   It was noon, and the sun was high the sky, altough it was still partially covered by the ashes of Red Mountain. Aleya has just arrived at the Port of Vivec. The port has been moved a few mil...

  • PoTM: Chapter 16, Give And Get

    Posted June 15, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      Ahzidal's Descent by Halund Greycloak   In the days beyond memory, when men first walked the lands of Skyrim, there arose in the city of Saarthal a great enchanter. As a boy, his gift for magic and artifice had been evident to his tutors. As a man, his skill surpassed them all. An...

  • ToC: R.T.H.L., Book Two - Darkening Sky

    Posted June 14, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                                      ROARING THUNDER HISSING LIGHTNING     &nbs...

  • Tales of Morrowind - Book 1 - Prologue: Meant for Greatness

    Posted June 14, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Tales of Morrowind   Book One: Dark Brotherhood   Prologue: Meant for Greatness   17th of Last Seed 204. , Sadrith Mora Aleya was standing on the balcony of the wizard tower called Tel Naga. She was obviously nervous. For the past three years, she has been training and perfecti...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 34 [END]

    Posted June 14, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 34                                 Ambarro began regretting his decision halfway up the tower.                ...

  • Roaring Thunder, Hissing Lightning - Main ToC

    Posted June 14, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                                                                    ROA...

  • Tales of Morrowind - Book 1: Dark Brotherhood

    Posted June 14, 2017 by DeltaFox

      Tales of Morrowind Tales of Morrowind follows a young Telvanni mage by the name of Aleya Telvanni. All her life she has been training to become the new leader of House Telvanni because of her exceptional skills with the arcane arts. However, her life turns upside down after she finds out ...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 15, Hearts of Stone

    Posted June 14, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      The Red Year Volume I by Melis Ravel   Foreword   When I originally decided to write this accounting of the Red Year, I elected to travel across Morrowind and speak to the Dunmer people themselves. I sought first-hand accounts and personal views about the cataclysmic event...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 14, Dimwit

    Posted June 12, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Apprentice's Assistant by Aramril   No doubt you have heard tales of my adventures. Stories carried from province to province, all of Tamriel in awe of my feats of magical prowess. More than once, I am sure, you have thought, "If only I had Aramril's ability. Then I too could seek fame an...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 23 - A Kindness

    Posted June 11, 2017 by Ben W

    ~*Xian-Krie*~   Did Serana really believe she could hide her problem from me?   She kept it extremely well hidden, nothing short of extraordinary. Staving off the intense urge to drink in an instant was a feat worthy of praise. Self-control was something several passive vampires I met ...

  • Tales from Tsukikage: Morning Rises in the Alik'r

    Posted June 11, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  ‘Morning Rises in the Alik’r’                                 The Imperial in front of Jorra was a sor...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 13, Reunion

    Posted June 11, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

        Mottos of the Great Dunmer Houses by Vilyn Girith   To my son, whose inability to remember even these simple facts embarrasses our family at every opportunity. This is to inform you of the words the great houses of Vvardenfell live and breathe by, and the saints they hold ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 23

    Posted June 9, 2017 by Ben W

    ~ Next time in The Bounty Chronicles ~   "So I'm an undead now? An unfeeling creature?!" Serana's voice dripped with anger and annoyance. She sounded like a growling animal, banging the sides of its cage daring to be released. "Am I?"    "Did I fucking say that? Did I say you did ...

  • Tales from Tsukikage: The Legate and his Shadows

    Posted June 8, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  ‘The Legate and his Shadows’                         Arngrimur rued the day he ever heard of Fort Hazir.     &n...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 12, The Dusty Tale

    Posted June 8, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The Great Houses and Their Uses by Tel Verano   Living in the Ashlands, you get used to life being hard. Angry kwama, poisonous fungus, tribal raiders—everything wants to kill you. Don't let them.   I've compiled some notes on the Great Houses of the Dark Elves. Use them or d...

  • Shadow of the Druadachs - Part II: A Champion Awaits

    Posted June 7, 2017 by Edana

        PART II.A CHAMPION AWAITS        It was a misty Tirdas morning in Rain’s Hand when Ysa All-Risen left her home in the City of Stone behind for the last time.   The carved granite metropolis where she had lived all of her 19 years was bathed in f...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: The Blessings of Nature

    Posted June 6, 2017 by Paws

    '...I had no idea she was a woman of violence.'   The Breton sat cross-legged on grass opposite me was exactly as Danica had described; obnoxious as he was pious. His habit of putting his nose in the air whenever he felt indignant about something was irksome, as was his way of stroking his m...

  • Tales from Tsukikage: Next Year

    Posted June 6, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

                  ‘Next Year’                         Bengakhi huffed, strained, and pulled, the muscles on his naked arms and back writhing as he...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 11, Grasping Fortune

    Posted June 5, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    House Hlaalu Philosophy of Trade   If you want to understand the essential philosophy of House Hlaalu, examine its coat of arms. Behold the scale: it represents balance, trade, and compromise. These essential concepts influence everything the House seeks to accomplish and directs its activi...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Amara's Diary, Entry Two

    Posted June 5, 2017 by Paws

    17th Last Seed, Riverwood, Whiterun Hold   My whole body aches. I feel as though I haven't slept in a week, and my wrists are red and sore from the ropes I was bound with. I feel as though I have been running barefoot over cobbled streets, and I have never in my life been so scared. Despite m...

  • Katarina Liore, Chapter 1: The Imperial Legion

    Posted June 5, 2017 by soly

    Entry 1 Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked! I knew I should have listened to that fat old Bosmer when he said the ship was cursed. Our idiot captain steered us into an iceberg and sunk us! I got out safe through a hole in the hull, but it looks like no one else was so lucky. The Alik'r's neck was broken an...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 33

    Posted June 4, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 33                         ‘Your form is much better,’ Takarro said, weaving backwards and hopping up with his legs drawn in as Ambarro swung his father’s bo in one high swee...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 10, Creaking Bones

    Posted June 3, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Grasping Fortune by Serjo Hlaalu Dram Bero   I am a councilor of House Hlaalu and chose to write this short guide for those who seek to understand us or join us. House Hlaalu is the most open and modern of the Great Houses. We are the only Great House who has embraced the irresistible tid...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: Amara's Diary, Entry One

    Posted June 3, 2017 by Paws

    15th/16th Last Seed, somewhere near the Pale Pass and the Cyrodiil/Skyrim border. Falkreath Hold.   This land is of a scale I hardly imagined. Not just in size, witth its soaring mountains and endless pine forests stretching off into the distance, but in terms of time too. It is as though t...

  • Katarina Liore: Foreword, by Reyda the Arcane

    Posted June 2, 2017 by soly

      The return of the dragons in the Fourth Era is accepted as historical fact, despite the persistent, vehement denial of some. Indeed, all primary sources from circa 4E 201 have made some reference to the dragons' return. Of course, tied inextricably to the creatures' return is the Last Drag...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Illusion, Lesson Two

    Posted June 2, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    As the caravan of Nerevar now made for the capital of Veloth, anon Almalexia, there came great rumblings from the oblivion. A duke among scamps wandered into the House of Troubles, pausing before each scripture door to pay his respects, until finally he was met by the major domo of Mehrunes Dagon....

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Illusion, Lesson One

    Posted June 1, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    You have discovered the sixth Sermon of Vivec, which was hidden in the words that came next to the Hortator.   There is an eon within itself that when unraveled becomes the first sentence of the world.   Mephala and Azura are the twin gates of tradition and Boethiah is the secret fla...

  • ToC: Katarina Liore; the Journal of the Last Dragonborn

    Posted June 1, 2017 by soly

          Table of Contents Foreword - by Reyda the Arcane, Scholar of History; Page 3 Chapter 1: The Imperial Legion; Page 5 Author's Notes: So I was writing, and playtesting, a character build. And this is something like my third or fourth playtest of the build, and it was gett...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 16

    Posted June 1, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 16 He was reading the new alchemy book which Ce’vale had bought for him. It had more complex recipes for healing potions and poisons. Ciel’nn found himself thrilled about all this information even though some of the ingredients were hard to come by. He’d have to ...

  • The Bright Star of Hope: The Dragon

    Posted June 1, 2017 by Paws

    '... and took its very soul like the heroes of old!' The Nord opposite me concluded his short and confusing tale with a swig of ale, the foam collecting on his great, grey walrus-like mustache - which he happily slurped on after setting down his mug. I shook my head in confu...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic, Chapter 9: Here Do We Toil

    Posted May 31, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

        Of Crossed Daggers: The History of Riften by Dwennon Wyndell   Situated on the eastern banks of Lake Honrich, the city of Riften serves as a reminder of a bygone era. The once-proud streets and buildings have vanished and been replaced with a collection of wooden structur...

  • The Banishing of the World Eater

    Posted May 30, 2017 by Mortiferous

    The black wings unfurled like a storm cloud in the skies, Whilst the air was filled with great anguished cries; His dark maw breathed death over his rebellious foes And their Voices, once mighty, were forever froze!   Then from out of the blizzard rose the One-Eye, His arm's might unmatch...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Restoration, Lesson Two

    Posted May 29, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Being blind the netchiman's wife wandered into a cave on her way to the domains of House Indoril. It so happened that this cave was a Dwemeri stronghold. The Dwemer spied the egg and captured the netchiman's wife. They bound her head to foot and brought her deep within the earth.   She hear...

  • ESO Short Stories; 04

    Posted May 28, 2017 by Caladran

      04   Ciel’nn frowned as he looked at his friend, Vevan. Judging by his behavior, the vampire hadn’t fed for a couple of days and he was in a foul mood. Ciel’nn bit his lower lip as he pondered what to say while Vevan nearly raged at his alchemy station. It made the...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 9

    Posted May 27, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Elise   28th Last Seed 4E 201   On the morning of the next day, I went back up to Mistveil Keep.   I had changed to my green-and-black robes since my college robes were still drying out in the open. Breakfast had been bread and cheese with a cup of tea.   My thoug...

  • A.I.C- Chapter 3, Whiterun

    Posted May 26, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    Skyrim was hard, the travel was long. Selafyn had made it to what looked like a small meadery outside the walls of Whiterun. He walked along to a small farmstead with a large windmill in the middle... Wait no scrap that... Windmills don't move around... On two legs that is... A giant was assault...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 14: The Escape

    Posted May 26, 2017 by DeltaFox

    BOUND IN BLOOD Chapter 14: The Escape   Aela, Val and J'huzho left the fort just as night was falling. But, they decided to continue to Dimhollow. They needed to find any clue they could to find Theryn. But, the most disturbing thing to Aela was Val's attitude. Since returning to Ivarstead, ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 15

    Posted May 25, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 15   Sitting on his bed, he had no choice but to listen to how Maltrys complained to his mother about how things were. He had taken some Greef and became mildly drunk. The complaints were long, half gibberish and threats of punishment of Boethiah – whatever that meant....

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 13) A familiar face

    Posted May 25, 2017 by William McNee

    Climbing the stairs up from the dungeon was the longest climb Danifae had ever faced. Even the climb up to High Hrothgar was easier than this! Seeing the expressions on her friends' faces when they were locked inside the cells and she was forced to part from them broke her inside. She stumbled on th...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Restoration, Lesson One

    Posted May 25, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

        He was born in the ash among the Velothi, anon Chimer, before the war with the northern men. Ayem came first to the village of the netchimen, and her shadow was that of Boethiah, who was the Prince of Plots, and things unknown and known would fold themselves around her until they w...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 26: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted May 24, 2017 by Tenebrous

    A Night Out       Ian S. McClure       I hugged my sister, overjoyed. “Lili! You're alright!” I said.       She hugged back, smiling. “Yeah! My leg is all fixed up. Bit sore still, but other than that I'm fine.” She smi...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 13: Dawnguard (dedicated to Sotek)

    Posted May 23, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 13: Dawnguard   Val, Aela and J'huzho started their hike towards Riften in the morning. A usually loud and playful child, Val was sad and on the brink of tears. Theryn's kidnapping hit her harder then the others. She didn't know where he was, where she was going, or wh...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 25: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted May 23, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Fall of a False Queen       Ian S. McClure       “Why is it,” Elereth asked, as we approached the refugee camp outside Firsthold, “that Estre always attacks just as we arrive?”       “I'll be damned if I know.&rdq...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 2, It All Falls Apart

    Posted May 21, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    Adult Themes- Bad Language Selafyn woke up to the smell of venison stew, his favourite meal. The whole night was mainly summed up of repairing the set of fur armour found on one of the orc hunters, he had also made a small sack of food for his future travels, adding frost salts to preserve them for...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 22 - Preparations

    Posted May 20, 2017 by Ben W

    ~*Agmaer*~   I believe before all the vampire attacks started to manifest I once or twice called my life boring. Oh how wrong of an assumption! Not much time had passed the commotion between Xian and Lights that we received news of a dragon had attacked Riften. Everyone could see the smoke fr...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 14

    Posted May 20, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 14   His cousin had taken him on the fieldtrip and camping by Mirane’s permission. Ce’vale wanted to know some things and there they were sitting around the campfire by the nearby river.   “How is your alchemy coming along?” Ce’vale asked...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 32

    Posted May 20, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 32                                 Ambarro woke with a pained groan, his body weak and unresponsive. The muscles on his limbs were still twitching from Eirandil’s lightnin...

  • A.I.I- Chapter 1, A New Begining

    Posted May 18, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    Life had been hard, after a near deadly encounter on the road being ambushed by vampires. He was left for dead with nothing at all except for his. Getting to a walled town called Riften, he was found and took under the wing of a very kind as well as caring blacksmith called Balimund who agreed to sh...

  • TOC: Anointed In Ice, Book 1

    Posted May 18, 2017 by Selafyn Froststep

    AUTHORS NOTE- ADULT THEMES Selafyn Frost-Step is a sun elf monster hunter came into possission of a ring and since then has been bound with the soul of an ancient fallen elf for over a millenium, now with a brief goal of heading to Skyrim. It's time to uncover the history of this elven soul and f...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 13

    Posted May 16, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 13   Maltrys had always that grim look, even when he was a toddler. Always with that dark grim face that judged him. Ciel’nn was often was hiding from him. How tall in his robes he looked when the elder Dunmer walked through the corridors and mumbled.     ...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XIII: Means to an End

    Posted May 16, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    30th of Morning Star   Skjor stirred from his slumber when he felt the sudden draft from her movements. He groaned in protest and reached with his hand, dragging the she-wolf back to his side.   “Not morning yet.” He grumbled through his yawn.   “It’s...

  • The Knight of Ald Skar Chapter VI

    Posted May 16, 2017 by Paws

    How I hated the sea. The smell of it stirred in me a deep loathing born of fear - a weakness - and memories of old hopes long since turned to ash. Yet now as the last tendrils of flame from my campfire, starved of fuel after burning all night,  flicker,  die, and give way to the light an...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 222 Bad Decisions

    Posted May 13, 2017 by Sotek

      As Sotek headed down the hillside to the path that followed the lake to Riverwood, he recognised the bank where he first found himself after the ambush all those long weeks ago. He sat back on a rock and thought about everything that had happened since. The traders at Riverwood; they had too...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Twenty - The Jagged Crown

    Posted May 12, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    The Jagged Crown   Reidar ran through the corridor as if his life depended on it. And it did. With a hiss of pain from between clenched teeth, Reidar was forced to acknowledge that he wasn’t so much running as he was hobbling. The ebony claw was clutched in his bloody hand, and the ac...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 31

    Posted May 12, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 31                              The village was empty, which disturbed Eirandil to no end. There wasn’t a single Shadeclaw in sight.        ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 221 Peaches and Peppercorn

    Posted May 12, 2017 by Sotek

      In Vilemyr Inn, situated in Ivarstead, a few hours after Sotek left a bag of gold on his chair for Vilkas to find, Farkas ordered both Vilkas and himself a few more ales. “Four for the road if you please”.   “Certainly, sir, would you like ice with that, the weather...

  • ESO Short Stories; 03

    Posted May 11, 2017 by Caladran

    03   Elam stared at the very elaborate dish in front of him. He never had seen such a carefully made and arranged meal on a plate. He looked at the younger Dunmer. “You did this all for me?” The shock was still in his tone, but when he eyed the dish he found himself starving &nd...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 12

    Posted May 10, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 12   The darkness seemed to thicken when he tried to move. He wasn’t able to see anything in this… whatever it was. A smell of rotten flesh invaded into his senses that make him feel sick. He didn’t recognize the ever changing whispers.   There was ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 220 With a Flick of the Tail

    Posted May 8, 2017 by Sotek

      It was early evening when both Sotek and Aela woke up. They found themselves covered in a few furs which Rikke had a soldier place over them when the night’s chill started to creep inside the camp. To shake off the tiredness they still felt, the two Companions helped each other to thei...

  • Cyrodiil's Champions: A Pirate Hero Part 3

    Posted May 8, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Reunion with Melgor       Ian S. McClure       The hike up to the City, after a few days hiding out in the wilderness, wasn't eventful, really, but it surely was scenic. Birds were chirping, the wind was blowing... All that crap. I hummed an old song I'd learned...

  • Fallout One-shot Project: The Butterfly of Autumn

    Posted May 8, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

          The Butterfly of Autumn         A Fallout One-shot                                            &n...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 219 A Second Chance

    Posted May 7, 2017 by Sotek

      “Unfortunate, isn’t it? There’s a war coming and I was hoping you would be of some use. It’s a pity, I had such high hopes for you both”. Hircine’s voice cut into Scarface the wolf spirit like a silver bladed knife.   Scarface snarled at Hircine who...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 12) Confinement

    Posted May 7, 2017 by William McNee

    She heard the sounds of the cell door being opened then rough hands grabbing her from her cot. She made noises through the gag and struggled in her restraints, but to no avail. There was a familiar voice which said 'Prepare her!' They wrapped something round her neck and attached it to something on ...

  • Unabridged Journal of Nerussa, Book Eight

    Posted May 7, 2017 by Gnewna

    3rd Sun’s Dusk   Two weeks. Saltar can’t get me into the Embassy unnoticed – he’s right, security’s just too tight most of the time – but he is fairly certain he can secure me an invitation to a little soirée Elenwen is planning on the 16th. He think...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 218 Dusk's Fading Light

    Posted May 6, 2017 by Sotek

      As if it spawned from nowhere, the dragon flew right over head as it followed the curve of the mountain. It turned sharply about then blasted the group of soldiers along with the two Companions with a fire breath. The dragon shout roared across the path, shaking the very mountain with its te...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Nineteen - Korvanjund Part II

    Posted May 5, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Korvanjund Part II Content Warning: Language, Violence, Gore The adrenaline was starting to subside. Several feet underground, there was no protection from the cold beyond their uniforms; the morning spent by the fire in Camp Varglya suddenly seemed so far away. Reidar didn't regret his d...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 217 Campfire

    Posted May 5, 2017 by Sotek

      By now Aela and Sotek had already traversed the easterly bridge and were now strolling along the road as they headed off to the Imperial camp. By the time they arrived at the perimeter of the encampment it was mid morning. By now various tents and structures were fully set up and erected. Th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 216 Boots, furs and Tankards

    Posted May 4, 2017 by Sotek

      Aela woke up feeling hot. She touched the arm which rested upon her and she expected to find Sotek cuddled up behind her but the instant she felt the arm she knew why she was so warm. Scarface was laid out on his side; half burying her beneath his arm and leg. Choosing life over slow suffoca...

  • ESO Short Stories; 02

    Posted May 4, 2017 by Caladran

      02     The Daggerfall contract had been difficult, and Ciel’nn wanted to sleep away the stress. He had almost been caught by the Castle guards. Why did it have to be inside the Castle? he had wondered after he managed to escape. Of course he could have slept during the t...

  • UJON, Book Seven

    Posted May 4, 2017 by Gnewna

    1st Sun’s Dusk (late)   We did it! It was a big blue and silver bastard, stronger than the others we’ve encountered, Rumarin passed out from its breath (it’s probably just as well I didn’t realise until after the fight, or I’d have thought he was dead a...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 215 Midnight Mischief

    Posted May 3, 2017 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Themes   Night was into the early hours when Sotek awoke with a start due to a sleeping arm slapping him in the face. Beside him lay the naked form of Aela who was fast asleep and ignorant of the blow she just dealt her mate as she slept. Her armour and loin...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 11

    Posted May 2, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 11   His mother Mirane was at the door to speak with the town Magister. He wasn’t pleased about the fact Maltrys hadn’t been around when the town council took place. They missed his valuable input, he said. Mirane was concerned as she said her husband had behaved...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 214 Guess Who

    Posted May 2, 2017 by Sotek

      Roughly eighteen hours after the carriage containing Aela, Farkas and Vilkas had left Whiterun, on the other side of the mountain where Ivarstead was situated, Sotek’s head broke through the surface of the river. After making sure Rikke was nowhere to be seen, he climbed out on the ban...

  • Man of Steel - Chapter 1: Mayday, Mayday

    Posted May 1, 2017 by DeltaFox

    MAN OF STEEL   Chapter 1: Mayday, Mayday   A man was running through the forest as loud voices followed him. He was dressed in blue jeans, green shirt and had a brown coat. His hair was messy and he had a rough beard. On his back, he was carrying a laser rifle and in his hands, a 10m...

  • U.O.T.W. chapter 213 Northward Bound

    Posted May 1, 2017 by Sotek

      It was a good few hours after Sotek and the Imperial army first approached Ivarstead to the far east of Whiterun that Aela was overwhelmed with the sense of loneliness. She knew from what the Harbinger had told her that communication was probably restricted due to leaks and infiltration but ...

  • Man of Steel - ToC

    Posted April 30, 2017 by DeltaFox

    MAN OF STEEL "Ad Victoriam!"   For several years, the eastern chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel was seeing a large increase the number of androids and synthetic humans within the Capitol Wasteland. After a detailed investigation, they learned that the synthetic humans, synths, were comin...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 10

    Posted April 30, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 10   In excitement he observed how Maltrys took a sip of the Shein in the chalice. The elder Dunmer seemed to frown first before he started coughing, nearly collapsing on the stone floor. Ciel’nn hadn’t shifted, but he watched in delight how Maltrys tried to reac...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 212 Bear? What Bear?

    Posted April 30, 2017 by Sotek

    Chapter 212 Bear? What Bear?     Legate Rikke couldn’t help but notice how quiet Sotek had become as they rode through Ivarstead. The Companion was too busy studying the layout of the town. In particular, he noted where the mill and the inn were situated; not that he was a strange...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 211 Southward Bound

    Posted April 29, 2017 by Sotek

      Inside Fort Dunstad supplies were divided up between the fort and what was needed for the new camp which was to be situated in the Rift. It was well into the evening and Legate Rikke was getting impatient. “By the Eights this is intolerable! Hurry up with those sacks damn it”. ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 210 Lone Wolf

    Posted April 28, 2017 by Sotek

      Despite being half asleep, Vilkas was aware of movement around the campsite where he lay. Such matters weren’t cause for concern as he knew the other Companions were there with him at the camp; their sounds and smells. Some years before when he hunted with Aela and Red she showed him h...

  • UOTW Chapter 209 Fort Dunstad

    Posted April 24, 2017 by Sotek

      Far to the north of the plains when dawn was taking hold of the sky above Skyrim, Sotek emerged from his tent and walked over to the Imperial campfire. Legate Rikke was already there waiting for him and she casually motioned at a log and asked him to sit down while she carried on cooking a l...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 208 What's in a Name

    Posted April 23, 2017 by Sotek

      The moment the double doors shut behind them, Farkas and the other Companions practically ran for the main gate. However once they reached the market they all slowed down; each one of them, one after the other greeted the market holders and the citizens of Whiterun like everything was normal...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 9

    Posted April 23, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 9   His mother took him on the trip to Mournhold trip because the cousin’s father had the dampworm sickness, and Mirane was asked to bring a special potion. It was uncertain if the potion would work. Ciel’nn was happy to come along – at least Maltrys wouldn...

  • Forgotten Heroes Exordium: Valierus

    Posted April 22, 2017 by Valierus

        In the few days that passed since Valierus's arival in the White-Gold tower, I only ever saw him in passing while wandering the city or in the dining hall. To be honest the sad fact left me rather depressed for awhile. In the end though I decided that it was likely for the best si...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XII: Covenant

    Posted April 22, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    When Äelberon woke from his nap, it had started to snow, and he shifted position in his bedroll so he could have a better view. There was something about Skyrim and snow. With a fresh snowfall, the province became a kingdom of such ethereal beauty. It took him back to his first year of exil...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 8

    Posted April 21, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Elise   The innkeeper opened the door and I was presented with my room.   It wasn’t as grandeur as the rooms in the Winking Skeever, but there was a certain rustic charm to it. A single awning window provided me view of the Grand Plaza. There was a wardrobe and a chest fo...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter XI: Away from the Light

    Posted April 21, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    Tavia was in charge of tending the flames of the Beacon today. To make sure the fire always burned, so that Stendarr’s light could be seen even in the darkness that was Skyrim these days. The war, the dragons, the threats that retreated into the night when the sun rose.  She dropped t...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter X: High Stakes

    Posted April 17, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    27th of Morning Star, 4E 202   Naked and insignificant, he stood upon the wastes, the chill of the biting winds cutting through his very bones, cutting through his soul. Passing through him, under him, and above him. No gentle breeze, no calming zephyr, only a steady wild wind, like a mae...

  • ESO Short Stories; 01

    Posted April 17, 2017 by Caladran

      01   Ciel’nn waited outside the room where Elam Drals gave out minor contracts for the Initiates. He listened to the quiet chat from fresh the Initiates, and looked at the bottle in his hands – maybe the older assassin likes it? The bottle was from Mournhold Inn. It was ...

  • ToC; ESO Short Stories

    Posted April 17, 2017 by Caladran

    ESO Short stories are about Ciel'nn and Elam Drals bonding mainly. Sometimes Ciel'nn's friend Vevan (my sibling's character) comes along. If you're not fan of male x male romance, then turn back. Otherwise I hope you enjoy these short ones that appears irregurally. They are loosely linked to each ...

  • UJON - Book Six, Part Two - In Which The Inn Is Haunted

    Posted April 16, 2017 by Gnewna

    30th Frostfall (evening) “Welcome back, gel. I hear one of the ships out of Windhelm yesterday had a gaggle of new Altmer workers, hoping to pay their way out of Skyrim… And we’ve got a new colleague, I’m sure you passed his premises on the way in? Now, we wouldn’t wa...

  • Cryodiil's Champions: A Pirate Hero Part 2

    Posted April 16, 2017 by Tenebrous

    The Amulet of Kings       Ian S. McClure       Well, looks like my luck's turned. Maybe.       Spent a couple of days down there, twiddling my thumbs and thinking about fate and such. Impending death tends to do that to a lass. Didn't help tha...

  • Cyrodiil's Champions: ToC

    Posted April 15, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Hallo! Here we are with 'Cyrodiil's Champions', a series where I chronicle various different incarnations of the Champion of Cyrodiil, the hero of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion! Each playthrough will be a different character. As usual, feel free to comment and critique, and thanks for reading!: ...

  • Cyrodiil's Champions: A Pirate Hero Part 1

    Posted April 15, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Prologue       Ian S. McClure       I'll kill them! I'll kill them all!       They left me for dead, after all. Pretty clear that they didn't believe in 'honor among thieves'. After everything we did together! Us on the Hackwing, we were the t...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 11) Remembrance

    Posted April 15, 2017 by William McNee

    'It doesn't hurt then?' asked Danicka, staring at Danifae's face intently.   'Not any more. Galathil did a good job, or at least what she could do' said Danifae.   'May I touch it? Your face I mean?'   'Go ahead.' said Danifae, clasping Danicka's hand and guiding it to her cheek...

  • UJON - Book Six, Part One - In Which A Shadow Passes

    Posted April 15, 2017 by Gnewna

    28th Frostfall   The less said about Rumarin’s Brilliant Giant Plan, the better. Suffice to say he had taken the wrong bits some ridiculous story that idiot Hjoromir told him last time we were in Riverwood for fancy, and for fact. We’ve spent the past few days haring around the pr...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter IX: Playing Dumb

    Posted April 14, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    Warning: Adult themes and foul language   Where was he, thought Skjor. He had not seen him leave, but he wasn’t anywhere to be found. He wanted to leave, for he already saw Aela sneak out of the Bannered Mare and he was eager to follow. Very eager. Damn, you should be fucking follow...

  • The History of Reynard the Fox ≈ Chapter 2

    Posted April 14, 2017 by Mr.Smail

    The 25th of Last Seed.The Forth Era.Year 201.     Dawn was just beginning to break upon the world; as the sun rose, so did I.  From the embers of the previous nights fire, which still glowed faintly even now, I rekindled a fresh flame, being careful to remain upwind of the smok...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 30

    Posted April 14, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 30                         ‘You’re really going through with this, lad?’ Lencius asked quietly. ‘Do you have any idea what Larethor of Shimmerene is capable of?’ ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Eighteen - Korvanjund Part I

    Posted April 14, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Korvanjund Part I   If there had been bandits here once, there weren’t any longer. A stone firepit was cold, the ashes undisturbed in the center of the ring. The unused sleeping bags scattered across the floor looked like shedded skins.   Thurza and Reidar could not shelter ins...

  • UJON - Book Five, Part Three, In Which A Storm Is Averted

    Posted April 14, 2017 by Gnewna

    22nd Frostfall   “Look, I…I don’t think I should say, they’re very bad men, they might kill me!”   “All the more reason to tell us, Wujeeta. Nerussa is very good at dealing with bad men, aren’t you?”   Rumarin looked encouragingly...

  • A Tale Of Two Wars - A Battlemage’s Story

    Posted April 13, 2017 by Warlocksg

    Chapter 1 - Journey   "Our origins a confusion.... Our history marked by betrayal.... Our emotions of hatred and seething rage borne by our forefathers and elders.... I shall avenge the wrong that was done to us a Sancre Tor. Both Man and Mer will tremble at my name as I exact my Vengeance!!"...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter VIII: Of Mules and the Poet

    Posted April 12, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    Jon Battle-Born took another slow sip of mead and felt the effects of it spin the room. That kind of pleasing spin that feels good, when you know the mead is seeping deep into the body. When you know you’ve had far too much, but at the same time, you don’t particularly care. Tonight ...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 8

    Posted April 11, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 8   He followed Maltrys to the tomb that was owned by the Dres. Ciel’nn hoped the Elder Dunmer wouldn’t force him to go there alone. He had his eyes cast down when Maltrys snarled in a stern tone.   “Heads up, boy. You will fetch me some bone mold. I...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 12: Taken

    Posted April 11, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 12: Taken   Val, Aela and J'huzho slowly opened the the doors of High Hrothgar and carefully looked inside. They entered the fortress and got to the main chamber.   "Hello?" said J'huzho.   "Be quiet." said Aela to him. "This is a sacred place."   ...

  • The History of Reynard the Fox ≈ Chapter 1

    Posted April 11, 2017 by Mr.Smail

      The sun drifts on downwards, slipping gracefully, silently, between the sky and the land as day turns to dusk.  A fresh frost settles upon the still earth as a chill wind picks up in the dry night air.  The twin moons rise, and soon, the Aurora Borealis - the Goddess of the North...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 7

    Posted April 9, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Elise 27th Last Seed 4E 201   The Rift reminded me of the autumn days in the regions of Stormhaven and Glenumbra. It was less cold out in the south. The chill air was still present but it was more tolerable than it was in Winterhold. And there’s no snow, thank Kynareth!  ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 29

    Posted April 5, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 29                         ‘Apologies for the intrusion, Your Majesty.’                   Titus wo...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 11: High Hrothgar

    Posted April 1, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 11: High Hrothgar   Theryn and Golldir approached the tomb as the ground slightly shook.   "What was that?" asked Golldir.   "That necromancer has set a trap." said Theryn. And at that moment, two skeletons emerged from the ground, sword and shield at han...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 10) Roots

    Posted March 30, 2017 by William McNee

    The branch was just above her head and she was able to jump up and catch hold of it. She pulled herself up and carefully stood on the branch. Her bare feet had a good grip and she walked along it towards the trunk. She put her hand on the trunk and felt the sentience of the tree. It wasn't speech in...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 10: 7, 000

    Posted March 29, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 10: 7, 000   Val was standing in a huge white room. There were no windows or doors. All of a sudden she heard a voice.   "Seek me at stars dawn, mortal." the voice said.   Val suddenly woke up and jumped up from here bed. "Bad dream?" asked Theryn as he w...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 24- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 28, 2017 by Tenebrous

      Holy Ground       Ian S. McClure       "Come on, Father!" I cry, running through the grassy field. I was playing with my toy, a wooden figure of an Altmer warrior. Father says nothing. He is underneath a tree, reading somethi...

  • TCoT: Sacking of Orsinium

    Posted March 28, 2017 by DeltaFox

    The Chronicles of Theryn Sacking of Orsinium   It was the year 4E 15, the Empire was slowly collapsing on itself and the provinces slowly mobilized their army's. It was a perfect time for mercenaries like me. I was payed to take a very old warhammer from an Ayleid ruin to the King of Orsiniu...

  • TCoT: Red Year

    Posted March 26, 2017 by DeltaFox

    The Chronicles of Theryn Red Year   I was below deck, writing into my journal. I left the port of Stros M'Kai two months ago. I was traveling to Morrowind to visit a friend. He was a Dunmer living on the hills surrounding Red Mountain. He told me that he found a long lost magical artifact de...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 7

    Posted March 26, 2017 by Caladran

        Chapter 7   He watched through the crack in horror at how his guar was being raised from the dead. It rose in to the air, and then collapsed back on the ground. The curses of Maltrys came from the barn. His heart raced in fear, and the pain he felt for his poor guar was over...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 23- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 25, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Jester's Day   Ian S. McClure "This one is telling you, we need more supplies if we wish to reach Torinaan. You must have patience, Elereth." Suhr said calmly, as the gates of Skywatch once again came into view. He was right—in order to reach both that holy site and the city of Firsth...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 9: The Necromancer

    Posted March 24, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 9: The Necromancer   Aela was polishing her blade as the morning sun shined through the branches of the trees. The blade was pretty old and has seen a lot of battles, as proven by the numerous cracks on it.   "Shouldn't you get another sword? I'm amazed that the...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 9) Seeking sanctuary

    Posted March 24, 2017 by William McNee

    Having searched Fort Amol as much as they could, the four friends had only been able to find some books, septims and healing and magicka potions in the lower levels. More disturbingly, they had found several prisoners locked in the cells down there, all dead. It looked like they were going to be use...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 6

    Posted March 23, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 6   He scratched his head, looking over at Mirane’s ingredients. She had taught him what properties each ingredient had, but she hadn’t taught him any potions that could be lethal. He decided to try them out by himself when Maltrys and Mirane weren’t at hom...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 8: Valtheim

    Posted March 22, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 8: Valtheim   Theryn was looking at Val as she was picking up flowers near Aela, who was negotiating with the stable master for a horse for Val. The morning chill has passed and it was slowly getting hotter as the summer sun warmed the earth. Theryn always thought that...

  • This Woman of Ice - Chapter Three:

    Posted March 21, 2017 by J'huzho

    Upon arriving at Whiterun Eroteme came across a conundrum of sorts, she wanted entrance into the city but it had been closed off due to general panic aroused by the news of the dragon coming up from the south. She was never the kind of adventurer to try to bribe or intimidate her way into somewhere ...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 7: DO - VAH - KIIN

    Posted March 21, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 7: DO - VAH - KIIN   Theryn was sitting in front of the Temple of Kynareth in Whiterun, his hands shaking and blood dripping from them. He was in shock. He survived several wars and saw countless terrible things, including genocide and mass graves, but what he saw toda...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 8) The journal

    Posted March 21, 2017 by William McNee

    Sitting back in her chair, Danifae thought about recent events and what she had read in Micah's journal. Zora was sleeping in the bed near the fire and Larkspur and Lydia were upstairs, also asleep. The battle with the necromancers in Fort Amol had drained them all. Danifae had recovered quite quick...

  • This Woman of Ice - Chapter Two:

    Posted March 21, 2017 by J'huzho

    She entered the village alone in the black of night, her fur armour was matted with blood and she carried a bow on her back. The pelts slung over her shoulder suggested she had been hunting which accounts for the gap in time between her escape from Helgen and her entering the village, she must have ...

  • This Woman of Ice - Table of Contents

    Posted March 21, 2017 by J'huzho

    The "Woman of Ice" story is a tale told by an as yet unidentified wandering storyteller about a figure known as Eroteme, an Ice-Mage and Assassin who had a significant part to play in the Dragon Crisis of 4E:201. The information in the story was compiled by the narrators own encounters with the woma...

  • This Woman of Ice - Chapter One:

    Posted March 20, 2017 by J'huzho

    There are many stories of this woman but the one that I know, the long one, began shortly after the turning of the second century into the third: Fourth Era, year two hundred and one. This was the year the dragons returned, in fact this was the exact day the dragons returned, for our “hero&rdq...

  • This Woman of Ice - Prologue:

    Posted March 20, 2017 by J'huzho

    Tales tell of a woman born on Nirn in the second century of the fourth era, an age of dragon-fire and chaos, to be sure, but high in the land of Tamriel on a fierce blizzard’s night our babe is born to the cold mountainous landscape of Skyrim and to an ailing Nord mother, not of the cold in su...

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 5

    Posted March 19, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 5   The old thick books were heavy on his arms. He tried to carry them with care – the books were the elder Dunmer’s favorite books, and he wanted Ciel’nn to move them. On top of the books was a grand soul gem. Ciel’nn tried his best to balance them, but his ...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 7) Chilling thoughts

    Posted March 18, 2017 by William McNee

    The liquid had went right down her throat and coldness went right through her body. It also tasted vile. Danifae didn't know what was in it but she shivered under the furs covering her bed. The potion was causing some sort of reaction in her body. She could hear voices in the room. She could just ma...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 22- An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted March 18, 2017 by Tenebrous

    The Invasion of Dawnbreak      Ian S. McClure      “Well, that can't be good.” Lilinastre said sarcastically, as Dawnbreak came into view, flaming. “Wonder if the Canonreeve made it out?”      ...

  • Pro Patria: Chapter One

    Posted March 18, 2017 by Vault-Boy

    Pro Patria: Chapter One The dim morning light was grey in our eyes. The Mojave is well known for its stunning sunrise, but it had been weeks since I had noticed the explosion of color that took place every morning. Schmidt and I sat with our backs to the sun, smoking cigarettes and thinking about n...

  • Pro Patria ToC

    Posted March 18, 2017 by Vault-Boy

    Pro Patria   This is the story of a single NCR trooper, of his experiences during the war, and of the massive costs that the common soldier pays.      Chapters   Chapter One    

  • Protected, no longer; Chapter 4

    Posted March 15, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 4   He returned home with a basket of herbs, and noticed his guar was missing. “Where is he?” He wondered. Ciel’nn put the basket near the door, and began to search for his pet around the house, and from the nearby woods.   A slight panic started drumming in...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 6

    Posted March 12, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

    Elise   24th Last Seed 4E 201   The classroom I was in was a wide semi-circular room with chairs and desks lined up across a pitched floor. There was enough to seat a hundred students though only a small percentage of that number was present.   In front of the class was Tolfdir,...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 6) A frosty reception

    Posted March 11, 2017 by William McNee

    Crouching in the undergrowth near Fort Amol, Danifae cast 'Laas' once again. It revealed a young mage outside the fort, apparently picking up ingredients, one inside the courtyard and one on the battlements. It was going to take a coordinated attack to take all three down without raising the alarm. ...

  • Who Am I Now?

    Posted March 10, 2017 by Paws

     

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 5) Memories

    Posted March 10, 2017 by William McNee

    The three companions crouched in the undergrowth, across the river from the prison. They had spread out to better watch for anyone patrolling the area. Danifae used her Aura Whisper shout to check if anyone living was around. She had found this shout very useful when she had retrieved it from that d...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 28

    Posted March 9, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 28                                When Commander Larethor was in a bad mood, it was generally wise to either stay out of his way or – if you were particularly comely – to...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 4) The summit

    Posted March 9, 2017 by William McNee

    Danifae put down the book she was reading and rubbed her weary eye. It seems like she had been reading for days but it had only been a few hours. She sat back in her seat and had a sweetroll and a drink of milk. She reflected on the journey here to High Hrothgar and her meeting with Arngeir and the ...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 8, Maaahtiii

    Posted March 9, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      18th of Sun’ Dusk, 4E 203   Grulmar was slowly picking his way through the forest that surrounded the lake he passed the other day. He decided to go through the forest mostly because he didn't want anyone to see him, especially the Rieklings. One might not be so dangerous but ...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 6: Dragonborn

    Posted March 9, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 6: Dragonborn   Theryn and Val finaly made it out of the cave and found themselves above Lake Ilinalta in Falkreath Hold. "Alright, Val. Let's get back to Whiterun." said Theryn as they started their descent.   Theryn looked at Val as she jumped off a rock. He w...

  • Skyrim RP series...Danifae (Chapter 3) Archery lessons

    Posted March 8, 2017 by William McNee

    Danifae looked through the sight on the crossbow and fired into the tree trunk. She was starting to like this weapon very much. When the four companions had approached Fort Dawnguard and saw Durak using one, Danifae had shown a great interest in what Durak was doing. Durak had given her a spare cros...

  • Skyrim RP series...a Bosmer story

    Posted March 7, 2017 by William McNee

    Hello story fans. I'm in no way a professional writer, but have had this idea in my head for quite some time and I hope to be able to tell the story in an enjoyable way. In writing certain bits of it, I've been getting quite emotional about what my main character is going though. I've had quite a lo...

  • Protected, No Longer: Chapter 3

    Posted March 5, 2017 by Caladran

      Chapter 3 He stared at the desk, which had been moved to the basement. The desk was full of different soul gems, and the floor was likewise littered with various books. The small room was dimly lit by a single candle. It reminded him more of an ancestral tomb than a normal basement. C...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 5: The Barrow

    Posted March 5, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 5: The Barrow   "Ah, my head." said Val as she got out of her bed. "To much mead."   "There should be no mead for you." said Theryn as he got dressed. "You're fifteen."   "You're fifteen." said Val sarcastically. "A little mead won't kill me."  ...

  • Journal of an Outsider ToC

    Posted March 3, 2017 by Golden Fool

    So some of you might have noticed that Lissette posted a build called The Outsider (finally) and that I have been posting screenshots/journals of my playthrough in the photos section of the Vault, the album for which can be found here. Now you might be wondering why I'm posting this ToC if...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 4: Party in Dragonsreach

    Posted March 1, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 4: Party in Dragonsreach   Val stayed in the main hall while Balgruuf escorted Theryn to his personal mage. Dragonsreach was well decorated with shields hanging from the support beams and flags on the balconies. "What's your name?" she asked the Jarl's steward.  ...

  • Forgotten Heroes: Anger Management

    Posted March 1, 2017 by Valierus

       As Valierus sets fire to the Hives, Elwyn infiltrates Goldenglow manor through the sewer tunnels. She fights off multiple Skeever attacks, as she makes her way to the manors sewer entrance.        I finish putting down the last of the Skeevers with an arrow shot t...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 3: Looking for Help

    Posted February 28, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 3: Looking for Help   "I see something blue." said Val. Theryn smiled. "The river." he said. They were walking alongside White River towards Whiterun after spending the night at Riverwood. The grass was covered in morning dew and insects were flying above, landing on v...

  • Eagles of the Sands (Part 3)

    Posted February 28, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Eagle of the Sands Part 3   Corvunir travelled from rooftop to rooftop, using his short teleportation spell - or ‘blink’ as he preferred to call it - to jump across large gaps. His eyes wandered below, looking for his target.   Miraz ibn Arshad was the main reason ...

  • Splitting of Moonshadow, Chapter 3

    Posted February 27, 2017 by SophieTheFeared

    Week 3, I guess that's pretty decent. Let's see how this one goes.   Chapter 3 (Getting moving now?)   Pethara was shaken and dizzy. Scurrying through the halls and tunnels of the guild, she made a point not to disrupt anything else, as to not attract the attention of any more gods. R...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 2: Gone Mining

    Posted February 27, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 2: Gone Mining   The sun was setting down just as Theryn and Val entered Riverwood. As they passed through the gates, they were approached by a strong Nord. "Who goes there?"   Theryn reached out his hand. "We're just travelers. Coming from the south." The Nord ...

  • Bound in Blood - Chapter 1: The Black Dragon

    Posted February 26, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood Chapter 1: The Black Dragon   Theryn opened his eyes and saw the trees passing by through the cracks in the cart. He slowly sat up and looked around. He was in a cart with three other man. A Redguard was sitting to his right and there were two Nords sitting on the opposite sid...

  • Bound in Blood - ToC

    Posted February 26, 2017 by DeltaFox

    Bound in Blood   Fate. It is a mysterious thing. Known by all but controllable by none. The fate of every living being is writen down in the Elder Scrolls. They have guided the world since the beggining of time and changed our world for better or for worse. Now, in 4E 201, they will bring tog...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 207 No News is Bad News

    Posted February 26, 2017 by Sotek

      On the same morning that Sotek prepared to attack the fort, Aela woke up early. She felt restless, uneasy and damn right moody. The Huntress snatched her bow and two quivers full of arrows then headed upstairs; only after shoving more arrows in her pack. She ignored everyone in the hall and ...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 21: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted February 25, 2017 by Tenebrous

    A Campfire Conversation    Ian S. McClure    The birds flew by in the twilight, as Skywatch faded over the horizon. I grinned as I looked around, once again admiring the beauty of Auridon. I looked back at the group, briefly studying them. Elereth was d...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 7, Among the Roots

    Posted February 25, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    We come now to consideration of the spriggan, the elusive, feminine nature spirit of the deep woods. Of course, we all know the name from the taunting children's joke that goes:   "Guess what?"   "What?"   "Spriggan butt!"   …But beyond this juvenile jest, what c...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 6, What Is Yours Is Mine

    Posted February 23, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      Rieklings: A Tiny Civilization, Unmasked.   Rieklings, the tiny, blue goblin-like beings that inhabit the island of Solstheim are grievously misunderstood and ignored for being "Stupid" or "a nuisance". I, Crassus Lanius, (author of "The Thousand-and-One uses for Horkers: A Primer")...

  • Splitting of Moonshadow, Chapter 2

    Posted February 20, 2017 by SophieTheFeared

    So okay, it's been a week or so since chapter one, and I think I'm ready to get it moving again. Thanks so much to TSC admin Sotek for being massively patient as I tried to figure out how and where to post this. I think I've mostly got the hang of it now, and thank you again to anybody who...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 27

    Posted February 19, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 27                         Lencius felt uncomfortably out of place in the Dominion’s side of the camp. Here, the Empire’s red and gold standards switched into that sickly, greenish...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 206 Midnight Mayhem

    Posted February 18, 2017 by Sotek

      It didn’t take long for Sotek to find the camp, and as he suspected, Legate Rikke’s intelligence was wrong. Instead of having five soldiers to deal with he was faced with six Stormcloaks. Two were on sentry duty; one, who Sotek presumed to be the commander, was in the large tent ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 205 Best Laid Plans

    Posted February 18, 2017 by Sotek

      It was early next morning, just before dawn when Sotek was rudely woken by Legate Rikke. The Argonian’s eyes shot open to an Imperial’s shout as Rikke shoved her head inside his tent. “Wake up! You’re in the Legion now”.   Sotek lifted his head up and pe...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 5, Here In His Shrine

    Posted February 17, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    One of the more intriguing legends found on the island of Solstheim is the story of a mythical figure whose name is long forgotten, but whom time remembers as "the Traitor."   Certain that this myth is rooted in history I set out to learn what I could and perhaps piece together a presumptiv...

  • Poem Trial's of the Pathfinder.

    Posted February 16, 2017 by Sotek

    Trials of the Pathfinder     It has an odd title I know but one day the seven verses will make sense. It's been biting my tail for ages. Massive thanks to DB to allow me the use of his picture.  Note to self: When you get time work on alignment.

  • Forgotten Heroes: Burning Hives

    Posted February 16, 2017 by Valierus

       I enter the cistern, completely preoccupied with other thoughts and I nearly fall into its waters. Elwyn grabs the back of my curiass and saves me from my swim, my foot does end up submerged though despite her attempts to prevent it. The sudden dousing of cold water brings me crashing b...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 204 A False Start

    Posted February 15, 2017 by Sotek

        It was a few hours after dawn by the time the carriage arrived at Solitude. Sotek had spent at least half the journey asleep but now he was wide awake and eager to get started. He said his goodbye to Bjorlam and flung a small pouch of gold on the seat next to the carriage driver. Aft...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 26

    Posted February 15, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 26                         Lencius drew his bow back, adjusting for wind speed, gravity, and the movement of the target while holding his breath. He released it along with the bowstring. The h...

  • A Favor Forgotten Part III, A Vitus and Friends Tale

    Posted February 15, 2017 by Exuro

      “Drem Yol Lok…”   The foreign words washed over and through them. The Words shook them all to their bones and filled their souls. The breath of fire and brimstone encompassed all that they were, but it did not burn them. Instead it brought the comfort of a warm hear...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter VII: Pride & Humiliation

    Posted February 14, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    Äelberon and Kodlak were the last to join the gathered warriors, and all looked to the Altmer. Aye, he was expected to say something again and Kodlak watched the Mer adjust the position of the great bow slung over his back, ready to string in seconds. The Eagle.   His eyes caught the...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 203 Lonely Hearts

    Posted February 13, 2017 by Sotek

      Once the four Companions stepped outside, they all blinked a few times as their eyes got accustomed to the daylight. Shielding his eyes with the palm of his hand, Farkas examined the mountainside, taking in the terrain they would have to face to reach the lake below them. “We’re ...

  • Forgotten Heroes: The City of Thieves

    Posted February 13, 2017 by Valierus

      I sit crossed legged on the bed in one of the Bee and Barb's rooms. Valierus left a few hours ago to sell some of the surplus supplies we picked up during our journey from Whiterun. Snow paces the room, sniffing at the corners and butting his head into the table and chair legs. I stare down ...

  • Gaze Upon the Stars

    Posted February 13, 2017 by Singer of the Make Way

    Look for the answer among the stars, friend. Stop for a moment and avert your eyes from your feet and gaze upon the sky, no matter where you are. Look up from the mighty sands of Alik'r, look up from the top of the relentless march of Dragontail, look up from the lions preying on you among bu...

  • A Favor Forgotten Part II, A Vitus and Friends Tale

    Posted February 12, 2017 by Exuro

      “Thief? They’re right here!” Vitus objected and passed the bundle of long delayed letters to Sylgja. “We had some minor setbacks.”   “A whole year worth of setbacks? You think you can waltz in here after all this time and act like nothing happened?&...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter VI: Sibling Rivalry

    Posted February 12, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    It was utter chaos when Kodlak Whitemane and his Shield-Siblings exited the city. Passing guards were escorting frightened citizens to the city gates.  Thick was the veil of smoke, bright the glare of flame, and heavy the smell of fear.  They traveled through the masses of evacuating p...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 21 - A Dark Reveal

    Posted February 12, 2017 by Ben W

    WARNING: Adult themes   Harkon Volkihar   There is nothing like heading to a meeting between two of one of the strongest vampire clans alive. What made the experience all the better was simple really. They had grand taste in where to hold it.   The pristine, white marble pillars...

  • Splitting of Moonshadow, Chapter 1

    Posted February 12, 2017 by SophieTheFeared

    Alright guys. I've been thinking of a story idea for a while now, but I'm pretty nervous because I've never done this before. I like to write, and I like to mock fanfic, so why don't I create a highly mockable fanfic, yeah? In all seriousness, I'm no writer, but if somebody would give this a skim ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 202 White Fluffy Lies

    Posted February 12, 2017 by Sotek

        Shortly after the group exited the main gate, they passed by the last of the farms. From here they started following the southern mountain ranges, traversing along the rocky outcrops. To the north they saw the damaged guard tower from the dragon attack months ago.   After walk...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 201 An Apple a Day

    Posted February 11, 2017 by Sotek

      When Aela woke up the next morning, she automatically turned around to cuddle into Sotek just to find herself in an empty bed. His trousers and shirt were gone, leaving behind a pair of shoes adapted for his reptilian feet which was, in itself, a waste of time as he often went around bare fo...

  • Forbearance

    Posted February 11, 2017 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Watchful eye upon the hill, Watches over cities grand and towns small, Farmhouses and Jarl’s halls. It protects the children as they play, Guard’s eye, from shady vantage spies All that occurs, in the city around.   As He watches over his sentries, Smiling at the justice the...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 9: Calculated

    Posted February 10, 2017 by Mottyskills

    Ada and I checked out early from the Dugout Inn, fresh and full of supplies. The holotape I’d recovered from one of the rogue bots at Wattz Consumer Electronics had enough embedded data to suggest our next location.South and east of Diamond City was the old General Atomics Factory. This dest...

  • Forgotten Heroes: The Black Star

    Posted February 9, 2017 by Valierus

       Arise, you must awaken. A voice speaks out of the  champion, or the girl will be lost to the planes of Oblivion. Arise!       I force myself up into a sitting postion, and leaning against a wall behind me I survey the room I'm in. Its a small cramped cell...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 200 True Love Hurts

    Posted February 7, 2017 by Sotek

    ‘True love isn’t being with the person you can live with. It’s being with the one person you can’t live without’   Author’s Note: Adult Themes   At some point in the day Sotek opened his eyes. His whole body ached and he silently wished that the ram...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 8: Deployment

    Posted February 7, 2017 by Mottyskills

      “I’m going to miss you…” Nora paused in my arms. “So much!”“So much.” I confirmed. It was my time to serve. My time to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather and saying goodbye to my fiancé was hard. I wasn’t ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 199 True to Oneself

    Posted February 7, 2017 by Sotek

      Throughout the night Sotek drifted in and out of troubled sleep. He even spent half an hour sat at the large table at the far end of the corridor by the hall stairway where he tried to work out what Aela was up to. The Morning came all too quickly and he was briskly woken by the flat of a fi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 198 Aftermath

    Posted February 6, 2017 by Sotek

      It was late evening when Sotek awoke from a gentle shake. Aela sat next to him and passed him a flask of water. “Here drink up, it will do you good. Afterwards you can damn well eat something”. Then she passed him a plate. On it was a few apples she had cut up and cored along wi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 197 The Edge of Oblivion

    Posted February 5, 2017 by Sotek

      When the three Companions entered the hall, the Jarl was sitting at the main table which had been cleared of everything except a selection of tankards and a large pitcher of wine. Above his throne was a Dragonbone axe proudly displayed on a weapon plaque. All three Companions recognized the ...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 4, Mushroom Tower

    Posted February 5, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Want to Become Part of House Telvanni?   Outsiders learning of the rabid isolationist and outlander-hating temperament of House Telvanni wizards often assume it would be impossible to obtain positions in service to House Telvanni.   Nothing could be further from the truth.   F...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 196 Event Horizon

    Posted February 4, 2017 by Sotek

      The hall was in total silence despite the number of Companions and Whelps who were present. Kodlak peered up at the sky which was clearly visible where the roof had partially collapsed from when the barrel of oil had struck it. Cindered, smoldering rafters were all too prominent but his mind...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 25

    Posted February 3, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 25                               The first thing Harrow asked for after he woke was a selection of books from the library. The healers had been all too happy to oblige, if only to ke...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 195 The Turning of the Tide

    Posted February 3, 2017 by Sotek

      Knowing that every second counted, Sotek grabbed Aela by the collar and literally threw her at the Jarl as he shouted to the hapless Companion. “Aela! Don’t you dare change! You promise me right now... you do not change; you won’t make it. Do you hear me? Red won’t m...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 3, Whole New World

    Posted February 3, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The History of Raven Rock Volume III by Lyrin Telleno   Raven Rock is one of the more interesting colonies of Morrowind of the last two centuries. So much has happened to this tiny town in such a short amount of time, and so many lives have been affected by it, I felt it necessary to d...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 187 North and South

    Posted February 2, 2017 by Sotek

      A few hours later they came across the remnants of what looked like a failed expedition to one of the dwemer strongholds which were scattered around the north of Skyrim. Old wooden buildings with partially collapsed roofs and holes in the walls were all that was left behind. They were near a...

  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 2

    Posted February 2, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 2   Petting his guar while waiting at the edge of the meadow, Ciel'nn gazed around the green, lush environment of Deshaan. The gentle scent of flowers filled the air. Nearby was a small pond where draggle tails grew. Standing here, he felt the warm sensation of being safe—out ...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 20: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted February 2, 2017 by Tenebrous

    The Traitorous Kinlady     Ian S. McClure     I looked at myself in the mirror, making sure I appeared presentable. I was to appear before Queen Ayrenn to receive my new orders soon, and though I knew she cared little, I still had no desire to appear disrespectful. Satisfie...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 2, Guild Mates

    Posted February 2, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      The History of Raven Rock Volume II by Lyrin Telleno   Raven Rock is one of the more interesting colonies of Morrowind of the last two centuries. So much has happened to this tiny town in such a short amount of time, and so many lives have been affected by it, I felt it necessary...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 24

    Posted February 1, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 24                         Harrow laid in bed, completely still save for the slight rise and fall of his chest as he struggled to breathe.          &n...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Chapter 1, New In Town

    Posted February 1, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      The History of Raven Rock Volume I by Lyrin Telleno   Raven Rock is one of the more interesting colonies of Morrowind of the last two centuries. So much has happened to this tiny town in such a short amount of time, and so many lives have been affected by it, I felt it necessary ...

  • Song of Sanguine- The Curse of Iron

    Posted January 31, 2017 by Capricorn

    Kill for me Hand Feed me their Blood Conquer their Land So your Kingdom may Bud Born from the Earth This Evil of Old All Seek it's Worth More Precious than Gold Kill for me Hand Feed me their Blood Conquer their Land So your Kingdom may Bud It Hungers for Blood ...

  • Shadow of the Druadachs - Part I: An Elegy for Edryg

    Posted January 31, 2017 by Edana

        PART  I.AN ELEGY FOR EDRYG       “People like you are the reason people like me drink themselves to death,” and with that Dagnir spat in Ysa’s face and stumbled back into the inn.   He didn’t mean it, she quickly thought. Dag&r...

  • Practice of Telvanni Magic: Prologue

    Posted January 31, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      Prologue   14th of Sun’s Dusk, 4E 203   Bein’ dropped on a top of some gods forgotten mountain isn’t really fun. But I deserved it, I really tusked up back there. Quite surprised Broody just didn’t tear me limb from limb, Grulmar thought, closing his e...

  • A Favor Forgotten Part I, A Vitus and Friends Tale

    Posted January 30, 2017 by Exuro

    Vitus closed the door to their room behind him with a sigh that released all the tensions of travel, but he only managed one step forward before his hopes of a soft, warm bed were dashed upon the rocks.   “Ah, nope.”   Lydia had beaten him to the inn somehow and by the way ...

  • SotF: Just a Formality III

    Posted January 30, 2017 by Delta

    She stood up straight and kept her eyes front. Not a word, not a peep.               From the moment she took her first step into the room, the first thing she noticed was the large numbers of books that filled the room. Bulky tomes nea...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 194 Two Tribes

    Posted January 30, 2017 by Sotek

    As Sotek approached Whiterun he saw a multitude of different sized tents scattered around the southern side of Whiterun. The enemy camp surrounded the farmland which Sotek hoped were now abandoned. Farms could be rebuilt. Families were a different matter. Dozens of Imperial soldiers manned the walls...

  • Forgotten Heros: The Rift

    Posted January 30, 2017 by Valierus

       Valierus and Elwyn leave Whiterun behind for Riften. Their journey south is not without its risks however, barely an hour out from Whiterun they run astray of Valthiem Towers, an infamous den of banditry.         "Nngh!" I grunt as the bandit chiefs hammer c...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 23

    Posted January 30, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 23                                The rooms in Tsukikage’s hospice were kept insulated from sound to allow the patient a peaceful recovery.       &nb...

  • Eagles of the Sands (Part 2)

    Posted January 30, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Eagle of the Sands Part 2   When nightfall came, they began making their approach.   Under the cover of night, they crossed through the half a mile stretch of sand that separated them from their target. They went two-by-two; each pair maintaining an eight-foot distance from th...

  • Forgotten Heros: The Jarl of Whiterun

    Posted January 29, 2017 by Valierus

       Valierus and Elwyn leave Riverwood for Whiterun bearing dangerous news for the Jarl of Whiterun. Dragons have returned to Skyrim, and signs point to one bearing down on Riverwood. They head there in hopes of convincing the Jarl to send aid, but they fear they'll be to late.  ...

  • Protected, no longer: Chapter 1

    Posted January 29, 2017 by Caladran

    Chapter 1   The strike on the cheek stung. It sent him across the stone floor, cowering in fear by the lava pit. He couldn’t look up at Maltrys, in his dark robes. The elder Dunmer was fuming as he stepped closer to him. “You s’wit! Interrupt my work again, and I'll fe...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 193 The Last Thread of Peace

    Posted January 29, 2017 by Sotek

      Even before Windhelm came into view, Sotek found the landscape depressing. The snowy rocky surroundings held in tightly by various mountainsides dotted across the horizon all seemed to compress the air, making it thick and hard to breathe. His breath misted up every time he exhaled, like he ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 192 Unbound

    Posted January 28, 2017 by Sotek

    As Sotek headed past the borders of Whiterun, the landscape dramatically changed. The mountain capped snow began creeping down the mountainside to lie upon the forests and pathways. A stream slowed to naught but a trickle as chunksof thick ice thwarted the streams natural flow. River banks of earth ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 191 Two Heads, One Crown

    Posted January 27, 2017 by Sotek

      Once they were outside Solitude’s walls, the three Companions headed straight to the stables. A stable hand had already brought out the courier horses which he and a soldier had saddled. The horses snorted and trod around in a restless state, eager to let loose all their fury and speed...

  • Introducing Fletcher

    Posted January 26, 2017 by Mercurias

    ((Hello there! Just slapped this together in one writing session for fun and wanted to play with the blog function to see how it'd work. Pray for me. I'll hopefully be adding a lot more detail about this character later, and with luck you might enjoy him.))   One of these days, Fletcher thoug...

  • Chasing Sun: Part 3, Vosh Rahk

    Posted January 26, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Alik'r Desert, 29th of First Seed, 206 4E   They were walking, dragging their feet through the sand, their determination urging them to keep moving. To stop would mean to die. The Third felt his bones creak with every move, the weight of his armor pulling him down, almost like if he was bea...

  • Forgotten Heros: The Journey Begins

    Posted January 26, 2017 by Valierus

        Two weeks after the events of Helgen, Valierus and Elwyn have been resting from their travels in Riverwood with Hadvar and his Uncle Alvor. They finally decide to move on, and explore more of Skyrim.       "I'll be sorry to see you go." Hadvar says, breaking the r...

  • Chasing Sun: Part 2, Vorkhim Lorak

    Posted January 25, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Alik'r Desert, 20th of First Seed, 206 4E   Another three days through the desert and their prey was still eluding them. Yaman could see how the High Priestess was getting more irritated by every day - like a small runt already picturing the day it gets its first weapon but someone always s...

  • Rules and Regulations

    Posted January 24, 2017 by ProbsCoolerThanYou

    Rules and Regulations      There was a sense of misplacement, a palpable lack of belonging, that struck as I left what then were considered the northern borders of the Brotherhood’s Capital Wasteland. The winds were wispier, they bit more when the came off the rocks and the h...

  • Union of the Bounty Hunter: Part 3

    Posted January 24, 2017 by Ben W

    Night consumed all, enveloping the land, rocks and trees with its dark embrace. The only lights that pierced through the veil were the moons, Masser and Secunda, and a simple camp fire.   The smoke snaked its way into the air, taking with it the aroma of cooking meat. And something else, some...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 190 Godspeed

    Posted January 24, 2017 by Sotek

          Aela set a fast pace as her horse galloped southwards which threw Sotek into confusion. He pulled out his map and waved it at Aela like a flag.   “Solitude is to the west, isn’t it? Why are we travelling south?”   She took the map to be a rag; ...

  • Protected, no longer: Prologue

    Posted January 24, 2017 by Caladran

    Prologue Ciel’nn managed to drag himself away from the Dremora Lord Marquis. It was only a temporary solution, for he couldn’t fight back anymore. Wincing in pain, he brushed his dark hair away from his face. His wounds were bleeding, and his vision was blurring. He didn’t have ...

  • Chasing Sun: Part 1, The Penitent

    Posted January 24, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Alik'r Desert, 17th of First Seed, 206 4E   The Orc in black fled across the desert, and the Knights followed…   He's losing his mind, an Orsimer female thought and snorted after reading the piece of paper for the second time. She let it fall into the sand, beside her boots ma...

  • ToC: Protected, no longer

    Posted January 24, 2017 by Caladran

      An assassin was abandoned by Sithis, and hunted by the Daedra - this dunmer founds himself a new, and unexpected friend on dire situation. Together they travel around Skyrim, trying to find a way to end the dunmer's nightmares while they hear about the coming civil war.   Yet, the a...

  • Practice of Magic: Equilibrium

    Posted January 24, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Darkness.   Complete darkness was all around him, drowning him, going up his nose and down his throat, burning his eyes. It was playing with him, embracing him, like a distant mother embracing her child. Until he lit the light.   The Atronach Forge suddenly became prominent, being ev...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 189 A Dire Threat

    Posted January 23, 2017 by Sotek

      Both Aela and the Whelp smiled at each other then they started laughing. The Huntress coyly replied to Sotek, egging him on. “I love it when you’re so decisive. I tell you what; we’ll pack up the gear while you sort out the carriage”.   Aela threw the Whelp a ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 5th Entry

    Posted January 23, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Well, this is it.   Can't make another step, not even one last drop of strength is left in me. I ran out of water, out of piss and even the tusking camels died under me. I drank their blood, the only liquid I was able to get my hands on. Do you have any idea how fast blood dries in this g...

  • Practice of Magic: Conjuration, Lesson Three

    Posted January 23, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Grulmar was bent over a piece of paper, scribbling something on it, the moves of the brush being hectic and almost furious. He was so focused on his drawing that he failed to notice Agni talking to him. He heard for the second time and blinked. “What?” he shook his head and turned arou...

  • Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Three - Whispering Fang

    Posted January 22, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Three     Soft Techniques – Whispering Fang                                       Whispering Fang is one ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 4th Entry

    Posted January 22, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    How far in the desert do you think we are? My guess is we've just reached the middle. Is that deep enough? Heh, deep. I'm sorry, but I keep thinking about the desert as sea these days. You might object, but think about it. When you dive into the waters and you keep swimming down, there is a cert...

  • Forgotten Heros: A New Home

    Posted January 21, 2017 by Valierus

          With Hadvar's help, Valierus and Elwyn manage to escape Helgen with their lives. Now having no where else to go they agree to travel to Riverwood and meet some friends of Hadvar's.                   We leave b...

  • Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Two - Rawlith Khaj

    Posted January 21, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry Two     Hard Techniques – Rawlith Khaj                                     Rawlith Khaj is a martial art that ...

  • AMOSS:TES B.o.t.B. Year 14

    Posted January 21, 2017 by Sotek

    In Front I Follow Year 14 Kodlak snapped back at the young huntress. Often her unruly defiance let them to openly clash within the hall of Jorrvaskr. He knew all too well of the heaviness which dwelled in the fourteen year olds heart due to the feeling of abandonment when her father, Skjor had a m...

  • Practice of Magic: Conjuration, Lesson Two

    Posted January 21, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    A TRAGEDY IN BLACK   A folk tale from the time of the Oblivion Crisis   The dremora looked on the young boy with disdain. He looked to be no more than seventeen or eighteen, on the cusp of manhood.   "You? You have summoned me?"   "Mother says I'm good with spells. So...

  • The Swordthane

    Posted January 20, 2017 by Paws

    A flurry of wind driven snow swept through the hall as the door opened, making the hearth fire roar and bearded men turn in annoyance, their drinks interrupted and their laughter silenced. That irritation turned to expectation when they saw it was the volva at the doorway, framed by the&nb...

  • Forgotten Heros: ToC

    Posted January 20, 2017 by Valierus

     The story of Valierus and Elwyn as they struggle to survive in the cold and harsh Skyrim landscape. Having managed to escape Helgen Valierus and Elwyn find that their troubles are just beginning. They came to Skyrim hoping to escape conflict but have ended up in a conflict bigger than themse...

  • Forgotten Heros: Ancient Tunnels

    Posted January 20, 2017 by Valierus

          Having managed to avoid losing their heads to the chopping block Valierus and Elwyn are now forced to find a way to escape Helgen, with their new ally. Unfortuantely, their choice in company has alienated their other allies leaving them surrounded by enemies on all sid...

  • The Rift

    Posted January 20, 2017 by Vargr White-Tree

    “I came to Skyrim in search of a way to make the voices stop.” The small Breton girl began, her voice trembling, not in fear, thought Isran, but in effort. As if she strained beneath a great weight that threatened to crush her. “I hear them in my head constantly crying, pleading, a...

  • SotF: The Cape War

    Posted January 20, 2017 by Delta

    While the Thalmor supported coup of Valenwood in 4E29 did saw the overthrowing of Imperial friendly forces and the establishment of the Third Aldmeri Dominion, it did not however mean the end of anti-Thalmor sentiment and resistance movements. For the next 70 years, pro-Thalmor, pro-Imperial and o...

  • Practice of Magic: Conjuration, Lesson One

    Posted January 20, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Imperial mages have arguably advanced the study of conjuration magic far more than most, but it first fell to Elven wizards to crack open the door to Oblivion without its screaming horrors spilling uncontrollably into Mundus. Corvus and Calani Direnni and their clan first lit the torch and peere...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 22

    Posted January 19, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 22                         Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Fourteen heartbeats in one minute. Remaining steady. It seems the decline has stopped.          ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 3rd Entry

    Posted January 19, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      There was a garden…   Funny things, these memories. There are things that you remember, some that you don't, some that you remember only partially.   There is a garden…   Sometimes you can remember only images, blurred images streaked by the colours of ...

  • The Forgotten Heros: Burning towers

    Posted January 18, 2017 by Valierus

    The character Elwyn is based off yui0820's Elwyn standalone follower which can be found at http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/59056/Elwyn. The picture included in her description was borrowed from his mod page. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

  • Practice of Magic: Restoration, Lesson Three

    Posted January 18, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    As he said few days back, he wasn't done with Restoration yet. He was practicing Wards and in the meantime he was trying to figure out both fortify and resist spells. With no satisfying results. Actually, with no results at all. He wasn't able to figure out how to imbue his muscles with Magicka, o...

  • Practice of Magic: Restoration, Lesson Two

    Posted January 18, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    To say that Grulmar's attempts at trying to cure the symptoms of his addiction didn't go well would be an understatement. It went horribly. Just one try left him with such strong shakes that no Magicka potion could fix them and he had to spend the whole day shaking and sweating in his bed. He was ...

  • Practice of Magic: Restoration, Lesson One

    Posted January 17, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Up until he was ten years old, Oin Parnafacasis was in an elite group of the very best families of Gnisis. They went to the very best tailors, shared the same tutors, played in the same exclusive company. When his mother died, and his father discovered that the money they had been living on was ...

  • SotF: Codex: Vigil Combat Manual

    Posted January 16, 2017 by Delta

    Other than our faith, no weapon has more than associated with the Vigilants of Stendarr than the mace. While it has been said that the mace is nothing more than the logical advancement of the humble club, its utility and deadliness however should never be underestimated. Developed as the response ...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 2nd Entry

    Posted January 16, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    I have no idea what you did with the previous piece of paper I wrote - maybe you read it, maybe you wiped your arses with it, maybe you ate it, who knows? - but I found out that this writing is in a certain way...relaxing. It helps me collect my thoughts, figure out where I'm actually heading. O...

  • Eagles of the Sands (Part 1)

    Posted January 15, 2017 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Hey guys, KaiserSoSage here a.k.a Axius Revan. So AMOSS is here and I've decided to make a short story. Originally this was just a practice/concept story I wrote whenever I needed a break from writing my stories but I decided to use it for AMOSS. As for the Silver Fox, I intend on continuin...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 7 - (17 years ago)

    Posted January 15, 2017 by Minophis

    Brynjar stood in the clearing outside the house and focused his attention at the distant treeline. Hanging from the branches of various trees were targets made from sawn logs. He turned to the table and picked up a one handed steel axe. He had made the axe along with the others on the table. They lo...

  • Practice of Magic: Mysticism Lesson Three

    Posted January 15, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    To say that the last few days in the College were weird would be an understatement. Grulmar was doing his best to keep himself confined in his room, far away from Äelberon. What happened down in the Midden between them was lying heavily on Grulmar's mind. On one side he felt ashamed for all w...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Seventeen - Windbreak Chapel

    Posted January 14, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Windbreak Chapel Each time the hunting knife sliced through the fungal pods, separating them from their stems, a wet, musty smell was added to the already pungent swamplands. Kjeld placed the pods into a small wicker basket, on top of the flat, mud-brown discs of lichen and nightshade flowers h...

  • Practice of Magic: Mysticism, Lesson Two

    Posted January 14, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Grulmar took a deep breath and stretched his arms, circling with his shoulders and then wrists, all the while sucking in the cold air of the Midden. His mind already wondered through the streams and when he found the right one, he tapped into its power. He felt a tingling over his skin as a shield...

  • AMOSS:TES Through the Mist

    Posted January 13, 2017 by Sotek

    Here’s something I thought about giving a go for a while now. The idea is simple and some of you will recall there have been a few of these in the past. All you have to do is add a paragraph to the story in the comment and I will add it to the story. We'll see what happens along the way. &nbs...

  • Practice of Magic: Mysticism, Lesson One

    Posted January 13, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      Changes. Big changes, Grulmar thought as he was watching the members of the College go about their business in the Hall of Elements, practicing spells or just chatting with each other. The place certainly looked better without all that Thalmor presence.   The Eye was gone, taken awa...

  • SotF: On Soldiers of Fortune

    Posted January 12, 2017 by Delta

    When a mercenary party grows large enough, these mercenaries are then organised into free companies, named so as they act independentlyfrom the Empire. Like their individual counterparts, the quality and the reputation of free companies vary from disciplined and honourable to thuggish and unreliab...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter V: Moments of Truth

    Posted January 12, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    21st of Morning Star, 4E 202   “What will you give in exchange for them?”   With a strangled gasp, Äelberon bolted upright, soaked in sweat, clutching his chest. It took him several moments just sitting there in the fuzzy darkness of his quarters before his heart...

  • Practice of Magic: Memories of a Very Stupid Orc, 1st Entry

    Posted January 12, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    4E 206... shit, I actually have no idea what day it is today. Probably Sun's Dawn. Or First Seed?   The Orc in black fled across the desert, and the Knights followed…   Rather poetic, eh? There's not many hiding places in Alik'r so I can't really shake them off. They are per...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 20 - Hunger

    Posted January 11, 2017 by Ben W

    ~*Serana Volkihar~*   That fucking idiot of an Argonian!   I am a damned vampire- a Volkihar for fuck’s sake!- not some maiden to be told what is best! I finally had a life to live after being cooped up in a cave for Bal knows how long and there is no way I’m going to run i...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 21

    Posted January 11, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 21                         ‘I am never complaining about constipation ever again,’ Ambarro groaned, making bubbles with his mouth as he slid down into the onsen. The hot water soot...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter IV: Tail Between Your Legs

    Posted January 11, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    19th of Morning Star, 4E 202   “I killed a bear today.” Volunteered Ria from her position in the Mead Hall.   “Battle Born job, Ria?” Kodlak Whitemane asked with a nod of respect.   “Yes, Harbinger.” She beamed with pride and Kodlak and ...

  • SotF: Blood & Silver

    Posted January 11, 2017 by Delta

    I She woke to the sound of a crackling fire, the smell of cloves, cinnamon and clean linen; a comforting combination if she knew where she was or how she got there.   She winced as she opened her eyes, the world was spinning and her eyes could not make sense of what she saw. Breathing was ...

  • Practice of Magic: Illusion, Lesson Three

    Posted January 11, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    “I've heard of you,” said the old vagabond, very impressed. “Aren't you the adventurer who slew all those ash vampires in Ghostgate a couple of months back?”   “That I am,” said Oristian Silverthorn with a weary smile for his admirer. He knew that his n...

  • To War

    Posted January 10, 2017 by Medieval

    War comes with blood and thirst   Hungry for more     Take it all for you   Share with your brothers     Siege every trace of your foes   Overwhelm any sign of breath     You are made of the most strong steel   Your hearth is the liv...

  • Medieval Poems

    Posted January 10, 2017 by Medieval

    Hello, This is my POEM section, I have written a couple like five poems, those missed while the movement of the site, but I have them saved on my PC, so I'm going to upload all of them, I usually create some fan-art like photoshop pics mostly related to my screenshots of gameplay, the pics are rela...

  • Practice of Magic: Illusion, Lesson Two

    Posted January 10, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Grulmar was sitting in a chair down in Subterrarium, listening to the sound of hissing Dwemer pipes were making around him as they were doing their...whatever. He understood only half of the things Arniel Gane said to him about it, but his understanding was that the pipes were warming up and creat...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 7: Normal

    Posted January 9, 2017 by Mottyskills

    I couldn’t care less about caps. Of course it is nice to be able to buy parts I need for my inventions rather than scrounging the Wasteland for them. But what good is collecting currency here? I don’t see any banks opening up. No one is thinking - where can I get a good interest rate o...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 20

    Posted January 9, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 20                         ‘I thought all we had to do was drink the damn potions,’ Ambarro complained. ‘Why do we have to sit through a lecture, of all things?’  ...

  • Visiting the greatest wizard of Skyrim

    Posted January 9, 2017 by JustRed

    Well, I wanted to take advantage of this month AMOSS to spill out some of the presentation idea I had for my last CB : Le Magicien and didn't make the cut. It is my first submission at the TSC and maybe I actually suck at it... feel free to comment, all opinions are welcome.   The traveler...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter III: Hitting a Wall

    Posted January 9, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    They still had doubts, Äelberon thought dully as he followed Master Borri out the heavy metal doors of High Hrothgar towards a snow-covered courtyard. A blast of icy wind ruffled the fur of his bearskin and he sniffed to clear his nose, his watering eyes tracing the embroidered pattern on...

  • Practice of Magic: Illusion, Lesson One

    Posted January 9, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    “The situation simply is this,” said Phlaxith, his face as chiseled and resolute as any statue. “Everyone knows that the cemetery west of the city is haunted by some malevolent beings, and has been for many years now. The people have come to accept it. They bury their dead by d...

  • Practice of Magic: Destruction, Lesson Three

    Posted January 8, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Transcribed by Anias Gael   Dearest reader, the tome that you hold in your hand is a chronicle of pain, of torment, and of discovery. In these memoirs, I shall impart to you an autobiography of a foolish and failed attempt to achieve a great power. Walk with me as I break the bonds of pro...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 19: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted January 7, 2017 by Tenebrous

    Death and Unlife     Ian S. McClure     As soon as I entered the ruins, the infamous Veiled Keep, I was greeted by two mer, Heritance members. “Hail, sir. The Veiled Queen is meeting with the council.” one said, removing his helm. “I'd recommend you get th...

  • Practice of Magic: Destruction, Lesson Two

    Posted January 7, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      It is popular, especially among young upstarts who wish to establish themselves as intellectual contenders, to dismiss the study of harnessing the destructive potential of magicka as crude or simplistic. Those who embrace this argument prefer to spend time researching obscure theoretical...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 19

    Posted January 7, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 19                                ‘This place reeks,’ Ambarro coughed, waving his hands in front of his face. His boots squished on something and his face contorted in disgust. &n...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Sixteen - Thurza

    Posted January 6, 2017 by SpottedFawn

    Thurza   Reidar limped back to Camp Varglya. His cocky stride had quite literally been broken, and every step sent a tremor of pain through his foot and a string of expletives through his brain. He slowed only to glower at the cart that had arrived ten minutes before him, though the drive...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter II: Initial Disappointments

    Posted January 6, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    16th of Morning Star, 4e 202   It was impossible not to hear it. The Thu’um. Being used.  They knew he knew it. They had taught him, Arngeir reminded himself as he knelt before the brazier flame, watching it dance and crackle against the dark-hued stone, partially hypnotized ...

  • Practice of Magic: Destruction, Lesson One

    Posted January 6, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    His mind was wandering through and between the streams of magicka, looking and searching. He was passing streams he didn't even know what purpose they had, what properties. He was looking for very specific ones. He found the first, the one that felt like weight of the whole world and his hand reac...

  • An Honest Hunt

    Posted January 5, 2017 by Joshua Primrose

    A Hero comes with ice and steel in hand, His Maiden’s shield is braced with Stendarr’s might. They meet with Alduin in vicious fight, the dragon hunt he brought across my land. The Hero’s Maiden watches with delight As he revokes great Alduin’s palace grand. The earth h...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 19

    Posted January 5, 2017 by Ben W

    *~Xian-Krie~*   Serana was unique, even among vampire kind.   Not bloodthirsty, hungry for power or vengeful, to an extent, like many others of her species. I may have been biased but the facts do not lie. Very few vampires in history were of pacifist nature and those that were hid the...

  • Practice of Magic: Alteration, Lesson Three

    Posted January 5, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    It may seem beyond belief that an entire community could be so skilled in these spells hundreds and hundreds of years before the Mages Guild was formed to teach the ways of magicka to the common folk. There does, however, appear to be evidence that, just as the Psijics on the Isle of Artaeum dev...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 6: Chance

    Posted January 4, 2017 by Mottyskills

    Life isn’t easy. But when you meet someone who accepts you, flaws and all it sure is worth the effort. Nora was in law school here in Boston and I was job-hunting in the city when we first ran into each other. Literally. “Ooomph..Hey!”“Oh no…I’m so sorry!...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Chapter I: Thoughts along the Path

    Posted January 4, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    16th of Morning Star, 4E 202   He had not felt this small and insignificant since he first entered the Jerrals all those years ago, Äelberon thought while he looked up from the base of the worn stone steps leading to High Hrothgar, squinting against the sun’s glare reflecting...

  • Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry One - Goutfang

    Posted January 4, 2017 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Shadeclaw Combat Manual, Entry One     Claw Techniques – Goutfang                                  As a Po’ Tun, the first and last weapon at your dis...

  • Practice of Magic: Alteration, Lesson Two

    Posted January 4, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      It is easy to confuse Illusion and Alteration. Both schools of magic attempt to create what is not there. The difference is in the rules of nature. Illusion is not bound by them, while Alteration is. This may seem to indicate that Alteration is the weaker of the two, but this is not true...

  • Practice of Magic: Alteration, Lesson One

    Posted January 3, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    They were gathered in the Arcaneum, both students and a few teachers, sitting on chairs or standing, listening to Phinis Gestor’s lecture. Deadsmell and another policy lecture of his. Booooring! He almost gave a yawn and J’zargo sitting next to him poked him. Gestor was standing on the...

  • Elder Scrolls Fan Project using Warcraft 3 Engine

    Posted January 2, 2017 by Medieval

    Hello   I'm working on an ambitious project, I like real time strategy games (rts), like Ages of Empires, Blizzard has created one of the best real time strategy games of all times with Starcraft a Sci-fi rts, Warcraft a medieval fantasy rts with some roleplaying aspects (you got heroes level...

  • Straag Rod: Book 1, Part 2, Prelude

    Posted January 2, 2017 by The Long-Chapper

    5th of First Seed, 3E 432, Alinor, Summerset Isles, Ascension Day   Rynandor was introspective today. The gathered crowds of onlookers and worshipers were excited, but he was introspective. Well, no, he wasn’t introspective, he was tense and terribly nervous, but he hid it under a...

  • Practice of Magic: Basics, Lesson Three

    Posted January 2, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

      No doubt you have heard tales of my adventures. Stories carried from province to province, all of Tamriel in awe of my feats of magical prowess. More than once, I am sure, you have thought, "If only I had Aramril's ability. Then I too could seek fame and fortune in magic duels!"   ...

  • Practice of Magic: Basics, Lesson Two

    Posted January 2, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    Imperial Theosophy teaches us that our world was born from magicka, the creative force that informs and sustains all life. The sources of magic are the many and diverse heavens beyond the void, collectively known as the Aetherius.   Aetherius, ancestral seat of the Nine Divines and the ot...

  • Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale: TOC

    Posted January 1, 2017 by Raltharian

    Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale: TOC   image:(http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Akaviri-Warrior-426275503) Chapter 1: New Beginnings Chapter 2: Home    

  • Practice of Magic: Basics, Lesson One

    Posted January 1, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    The Beginning Spellcaster   The most powerful mages in Tamriel were once beginners. They all had similar early experiences: exposure to magic kindled an interest and/or unlocked some latent ability, followed by years of hard work. These intrepid souls honed their skills, learned new spell...

  • Practice of Magic: Introduction

    Posted January 1, 2017 by Karver the Lorc

    I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. - J. B. Priestley   4th of First Seed, 4E 203 There was nothing but white, everywhere. As far as he could see. And he was slowly startin...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Epilogue

    Posted December 31, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      -From Notes on the Aetherium Forge.   20th of Morning Star   I write this late at night. She is resting and I know I should be too, but I still cannot contain my excitement and am wide awake, despite the effects of the moon sugar and the heavy draught Brother Theodard gave me...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 5: Light

    Posted December 31, 2016 by Mottyskills

    The urge is always there. Like an itch begging to be scratched.My excursions have taken me further and further into the wasteland and away from the relative safety of home. This results in having to bed down in some pretty sketchy places. I once found a sleeping bag on the roof of an old church ov...

  • A Collection of Orsimer Poetry

    Posted December 31, 2016 by Meli

    The following are a collection of Orsimer poems accumulated by Theranis Frey, during his travels through the Wrothgarian mountains and the strongholds of Skyrim. Stronghold, city orc, fort or mine!All Hail the Orsimer! Hunt wife, shield wife, forge or hearth!All Hail the Orsimer! Trinimac, Maouch...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 14 - Shards of Aetherius

    Posted December 31, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

      Couldn't find any clues, so I'll make a sketch and work through this carefully. Five Resonators. Five tones. Just have to hit them in the right order. Let's see...   19th of Morning Star, 4E 203   They spent the next three days on the frozen road in tense silence, with the bo...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 13 - Serpent Rising

    Posted December 30, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        Reached the Treasury. There's a Tonal Lock here, still active. Judging from the corpses, it's safe to say the traps are still active, too.   16th of Morning Star, 203   “How is your wrist?” Layrene asked, giving Ondolemar a sidelong glance from her horse. ...

  • 月影史籍 - A Tale of Moons and Shadows: The Shadeclaws of Tsukikage

    Posted December 30, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

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  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 4: Fire

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Mottyskills

    “Nathan! What’s burning?” From my childhood garage, the sounds of my mom’s concerns were mostly muffled by the success of my latest creation. For weeks I had roamed our neighborhood for bits and pieces to complete the spectacle. I was elated and my adrenaline drowned ou...

  • Threshold

    Posted December 29, 2016 by Vargr White-Tree

    The smell of smoke still hung in the air, a memory of the house that used to be. The ruined timbers poked up through the blanket of snow like the ribs of some great beast picked clean by scavengers and now forgotten. The “others” urged her to linger in this town, compelled her to inquire...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 12 - The Pinky Swear of the Ash King

    Posted December 29, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      Arkngthamz. My map may be rough, but it was enough to get me here. There may be something to this after all.   16th of Morning Star, 4E 203   He was smothered, churning in curdled mud, his lungs filling with the brown-grey muck, drowning in it. And yet he drank of the mire, s...

  • Crossover: Epilouge

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Will

    Lucy stood the Dreamsleeve, the afterlife for most races. She resided in a palace reserved only for those who notably served Akatosh, such as Martin Septim.   From the palace, she could see everything that happened in Tamriel and every other dimension – for the limits of Dimensional Tra...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 11 - Reaching Aetherius

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

      Here's the result:1-Arkngthamz: This one 'Arkngthamz', was on the inscription, too. Apparently the main Aetherium research center. Seems like the place to start.2- Mentioned as a 'Bthar-zel' ('allied city'?). Not Bthardamz, though. Looks like a smaller site, north or northwest of there, on...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 3: Home

    Posted December 28, 2016 by Mottyskills

      The sun was still low in the east as I approached my home.After waking from one nightmare in Vault 111 only to find another above ground, I quickly realized I needed new digs. Fresh with knowledge of what was deep underneath those derelict houses, Sanctuary felt too much like a cemetery. T...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 19: Welcome to the Jungle

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Teineeva

    December 10, 2287 It is strange how much a man can miss something as stupid and ridiculous as the vain display of christmas lights that used to adorn these streets of mine back in the day. However, as I stared out of my office through the sadly missing wall, their absence hit me as yet another re...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 2: Sleep

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Mottyskills

    “What is that I smell?” It was early. And I awoke begrudgingly with my usual mix of stupor and hunger. Something nostalgic and wonderful wafted into my nose and stirred my soul. “I made your favorite!” Came my wife’s reply. “Aww, honey! You take such good car...

  • Grease and Guile - Chapter 1: Names

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Mottyskills

    I thought they wouldn’t know what to do with me in the army. I passed all of their required entrance tests, both physical and mental. But shortly after surviving basic, I was ordered to report to some suit. Apparently something I had done warranted a special sit-down.“At ease Priv...

  • Crossover: Chapter 30 - End

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Will

    Kagrenac stood in the workshop, awaiting their arrival – he knew they would come. He was dressed in full Dwarven armour and had an enchanted sword at his side, preparing for the fight he knew would inevitably break out.   Calcelmo, too, stood just behind Kagrenac – somewhat fearin...

  • TOC: Grease and Guile: Tales of a Wasteland Gearhead

    Posted December 27, 2016 by Mottyskills

    My favorite and most played character in Fallout 4 is The Gearhead.He’s the sort of capable character that, if I were in his post-apocalyptic predicament, I’d hope I would be. With some exaggeration of course. The full build explanation is certainly worth a read prior to delving i...

  • Crossover: Chapter 29 - Bereavement

    Posted December 24, 2016 by Will

    The sky was clear, the fallen raised, the damage repaired – everything was fine.   But Nigel didn’t care.   Faster than the Guards could even comprehend Nigel ran over to her as she fell from the sky, catching her in his arms with such precision that she received not even a...

  • UJON - Book Five, Part Two, In Which Archaeology Is Interrupted

    Posted December 23, 2016 by Gnewna

    19th Frostfall (afternoon)   Well, I think I’m still not completely over the poison, but I’m definitely more myself than on Tirdas, imagine thinking an archaeological site would be tedious! Although, admittedly, I was expecting it to be rather quieter than it was. It didn&rsq...

  • Unabridged Journals of Nerussa, The Last Dragonborn - ToC

    Posted December 23, 2016 by Gnewna

    This story started life over on the Steam forums, with a fair bit of encouragement from Lissette of the Long-Chappers. A couple of years ago, I'd played with Arthmoor's Alternate Start mod, picking the Thalmor Agent start, where you've been sent to investigate rumours of a disturbance at Helgen. T...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 10 - Negotiations

    Posted December 22, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

      I've got a lead. One of the moldy old books in Mzund mentioned the Forge. Ruined through and through, but I was able to copy down a few scraps, including a map of the first-era Dwemer kingdoms. Need to cross-reference it with modern borders when I get back.   11th of Morning Star, 4...

  • F*ucking Blue Danube

    Posted December 21, 2016 by Molicha

        A waltz on the wasteland, She spin round, soar, whirling, then land.   Blasted is the world, Two hundred years post-annihilation. Erased by a fiery swirl, A total atomization !   The sky’s blue, The mutants are green. No water in view, The land is lean. ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 18

    Posted December 20, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 18                                Arngrimur smiled down at his son, the gleam of his sword lighting up his blue eyes, bright as the sky.      &nb...

  • Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale, Chapter 2: Home

    Posted December 19, 2016 by Raltharian

      Chapter 2: Home      Snow hits my face like needles as the horse speeds into the night. Eventually I find a crag that could serve as shelter for the night. As I dismounted from the horse it ran back in the direction of the stables, ignoring this I sat down in the snow with m...

  • Vigilance: An Akaviri Tale, Chapter 1: New Beginnings

    Posted December 19, 2016 by Raltharian

      Chapter 1: New Beginnings      I turned my back on my homeland escaping the epidemic that sweeps it’s land now headed for a land called Tamriel. The journey has been long. The boat has been ravaged, and I stand upon its deck looking through the tattered sail to see a c...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 18

    Posted December 18, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Serana Volkihar~*   “Well this is nice,” I said trying to make small talk. Xian and I had just left Fort Dawnguad with over five-thousand gold in tow. The sun was till high in the air above us, bright yellow and orange beams barely visible warmed everything, casting shadows seve...

  • Crossover: Chapter 28 - Breathe

    Posted December 17, 2016 by Will

    With a blue flash and a deafening boom, Nigel, Lucy, San-Kai and Bjorn appeared at the gates of Whiterun. The city was burning around them as guards rushed past them, throwing their lives away as the brass army advanced with destructive efficiency.   “Well, this will be fun” Lucy ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Fifteen - Delayed

    Posted December 16, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Delayed   He missed the cold press of Rakki’s nose against his face, and her impatient whine for him to get up to feed her. Kjeld opened his eyes to the dim, cold interior of a room he did not recognize. Kjeld sat up, drawing an itchy woollen blanket off his legs and torso, swinging h...

  • Ageless memories by nightfall

    Posted December 16, 2016 by Molicha

      Cimmerian insight Meditated under ethereal twilight.   Abysmal nightmare within locked, Fogging the mind as if cloaked. Cloaked in foul atoms and fetid blood, Condemned is the soul to dwell an awful abode.   By no means let the shades tore your heart asunder, As the fool...

  • A Warning

    Posted December 15, 2016 by Golden Fool

    The sun had almost completely disappeared below the horizon, signalling that it was almost time for the gate guards to bar the gate for the night. As though to confirm this the stream of people seeking entrance to the city had dwindled to no more than a few old farmhands looking forward to a night s...

  • Bleeding Sun - Table of Contents

    Posted December 14, 2016 by Lazy

    *high quality header pending* Sorine Jurard had quite a few ideas as to what she would do after the war on the Volkihar ended, but all this time, she had been looking at things the wrong way. Never for a second had she conceived defeat. Perhaps that was her undoing. Lord Harkon's Tyranny of the ...

  • Bleeding Sun - Chapter 6: Haven At Last

    Posted December 14, 2016 by Lazy

    WARNING: This chapter contains strong language and very disturbing imagery. Read responsibly.   The halls and crypts of Forelhost echoed with the frantic footsteps of the pair of Breton survivors. Even though Sorine was moving at a reasonably fast pace considering the condition of her legs, t...

  • The Ledger Codex TOC

    Posted December 12, 2016 by Teineeva

      It is the 202nd year of the fourth era, an infamous orc disrupts a wedding in Solitude; killing everyone involved. Among the victims was his intended target: Vittoria Vicci, the emperor's niece. In retribution the Jarl of Solitude puts a surprisingly large bounty on his head, supported by ...

  • The Ledger Codex - Part 1: Contracts, not causes

    Posted December 12, 2016 by Teineeva

    “So, where did you say they were attacked?” The mercenary was hunched over the map of the province that he had just taken out of his bag. The canvas was ragged, its curled up edges a clear sign of weathering. The map itself was still clearly readable despite the occasional blood stain do...

  • A Table of Cyre

    Posted December 11, 2016 by Golden Fool

    Greetings to anyone unfortunate enough to have found this. What you see before you is a collection of short stories featuring the various incarnations of Sir Fluffles and his lovely assistant Darling, better known as Cyre and Beast. While some of these shorts are part of the same timeline others a...

  • Crossover: Chapter 27 - Break

    Posted December 11, 2016 by Will

    Nigel began to recount what had happened, “A couple of months ago, Lucy and I were somehow sent into your world – as I’m sure you’ve guessed, we’re not from Skyrim”   Lucy carried on before Nigel could speak, “We tried to get to the College to find a ...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Fourteen - Fool Me Once

    Posted December 9, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Fool Me Once   Galmar was three days late. Frustratingly, there wasn’t so much as a whisper about the Jagged Crown, and he dared not bring it up in case the conversation overheard in Windhelm had been a secret. The entirety of the camp was concerned only with guard duty, training, and...

  • Child of the mountains

    Posted December 9, 2016 by Molicha

        He was born amidst the dusty mountains. Dragon Tail Mountains is the name the men imputed the earth where its bones rise from its smooth and green skin to brush the sky with jagged peaks.It twists and coils like a snake, mating sultry forests and dry sands; leaving the harsh, cold...

  • Inspired ramblings ToC

    Posted December 9, 2016 by Molicha

    Those are some short (or maybe a litle longer) writings about anything that was inspired through numerous hours past in The Elder Scrolls games of all generations (Well, maybe not Arena, because this one is a pain! Although, I haven't get into TES Legend yet). This Idea of publishing contents indepe...

  • Tumultuous Area

    Posted December 5, 2016 by Gollum

    The ground around the mouth is dry, the greenIs gone, the life has fled. The only sight To see is rock and earth, eroded earth.The stench of rot will cloud your thoughts and choke Your soul. The wind itself dares not to blow by this corrupted waste. Do not get close To the black door; those eldritch...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 9 - It Doesn't Always Go As Planned

    Posted December 5, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        “Damn that scheming elf! Damn him! He steals my notes, my discovery, and publishes it under his name! Twenty years of my life spent digging through those ruins, and what do I get? A dedication? 'Friend and colleague' my arse. He's just mocking me!”   Well, I'll h...

  • Chasing Aetherius: ToC

    Posted December 4, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

      Aetherium. Only a few had heard about it and even less ever saw it, but in a scholar´s mind, it remains the biggest treasure of all, because Aetherium leads the way. To the Aetherium Forge! When a group of treasure hunters find the first key and then things go south, they have to enl...

  • LotS: Frost Moon Chapter Thirteen - Bearer of Bad News

    Posted December 3, 2016 by SpottedFawn

    Bearer of Bad News    His blood called to the wolves of the forest. He caught grey shapes flitting through the trees, fresh blood-scent no doubt seeping into the air though he’d wrapped the wound in cured leather and cloth. There were other things to be concerned over, however; h...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 18: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Unveiling the Veiled Heritance     Ian S. McClure     I woke up today early. Taking care to not awaken my sleeping Bosmer partner, I got dressed, and made for the door. Unfortunately, I was apparently not silent enough.     “Morning, Ardolan.” Eler...

  • UOTW Chapter 188 Late is the Hour to Call

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Sotek

        Driftshade Refuge was a good few hours behind them when Aela took it upon herself to go off hunting and it didn’t take her long to return with three rabbits. Sotek was pleased to see the Whelp work alongside the Huntress, skinning the rabbits so he could cook them. While he too...

  • UOTW Chapter 186 Foxes and Rabbits

    Posted November 30, 2016 by Sotek

      Both Aela and the Whelp lurched sideways as Sotek grabbed them by the arms and ran along the narrow pathway, almost dragging them behind. “Run you stupid bitches! We can’t fight here. Head up the mountain, find cover!”   Aela yanked her hand away and turned to face ...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 17

    Posted November 29, 2016 by Ben W

    *~Vingalmo~*   That buffoon of a vampire! I hissed. Why Lord Harkon left Orthyjolf in charge of the castle is beyond me. But at least he left very specific instructions before heading… where ever he went.   It was very unlike Lord Harkon to leave the sanctuary that was his castl...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 17

    Posted November 28, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 17                                ‘I know a couple of really good hostels around here,’ Aetius said as the carriage rolled off down the main street. ‘They’re ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 185 Betrayal of an Oath

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Sotek

      Salma opened the chest to find a few gemstones and a strange looking black gem. Not having seen such a large black crystal before, she showed it to Aela. “What is it?”   Aela took it off her and held it up to the light. It took on a dark opaque purple as she looked throug...

  • Character: The Battlemage

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Henson

    Well it has been a long time SkyrimBlog/TamrielVault but I thought it would be a good time to share some stuff after everything finally settling down. As a repeat of what I hoped to do with my first cross group character post, I am going to present a character and work through a series of posts that...

  • The Leaf in the Wind: Chapter II - All that the Title Accrues

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Gabe

    Our evening arrival in Falkreath was met with much dismay. At the sight of the bodies, what must have been the entire population of the tiny city immediately swarmed us, firing a barrage of questions. It was Valdr who silenced them.   “Please! All will be told!” he bellowed. He wa...

  • UOTW Chapter 184 Dishonour Past Deeds

    Posted November 26, 2016 by Sotek

      Beyond the heavy door was a large stone stairway cut into the tomb’s bedrock. It led up towards an ante chamber which had a thick grey stoned curved archway which served as its roof. Two braziers were positioned inside the arch but their fires had died many a year ago. The Arch itself ...

  • Practice of Magic: ToC

    Posted November 26, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

    "No one has become a mage over night, for the path to mastering the arcane arts is a long and difficult one. Some might stumble, some might fall, but those truly destined to wield the power of the world in their hands...those are the ones that always get up and keep trying. It is not a shame to fa...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 5

    Posted November 26, 2016 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Renartus   At least there was something me and Kat would agree on, and that was Helgen is destroyed. Completely destroyed.   It felt like we were entering the aftermath of a great battle. Everywhere we looked there was only death and destruction. Buildings had been burned down,...

  • UOTW Chapter 164 Sand in the Hour Glass Part 01

    Posted November 25, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: This is my answer to a recap. What I wanted to do was keep to the story and include the recap as part of the story itself. How do I this? Have a read and find out. Warning: Contains past chapter spoilers.   A few minutes after Sotek, Aela and the other Companions...

  • UOTW Chapter 183 Ironbind Barrow

    Posted November 25, 2016 by Sotek

      The whole mountainside was awash with snow and frost giving the Whelp cause to shiver. Above them the clouds mirrored the environment. They were dark and heavy, filled to the bursting point with snow. Aela’s boots crushed the freshly laid snow beneath them, causing a loud ‘crunch...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 5.)

    Posted November 24, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    [ Enter Lòng de Yuèliàng, the dragon of the moon and last dragonborn. ] "Ugh, what in Oblivion happened?" A female voice asked as she stirred from sleep. A male's voice spoke up as her vis cleared and she could make out the face of a blond, blue eyed nord male who the voice belonged to. " You t...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 4.)

    Posted November 24, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    A sigh of relief passed Lexia's vocals as she passed under the over pass to the small village of Riverwood. By this time the sun had risen to near noon. "Well, this must be Riverwood. Hopefully they have an inn, get some real food and besides, no place better to get information."   As she wa...

  • The Return of the Werewriter

    Posted November 22, 2016 by Capricorn

    Dark have been my dreams of late, away in lands of yore. I sought the scroll of long lost script, and now return with rhymes to roar. Those of you who thought me dead, and those who prepped their silver. Feast upon my lines once more, distracted, your metal I'll pilfer. Now, ...

  • The Dance of the Thundernach

    Posted November 22, 2016 by Paws

    Absorb the starlight, embrace the moon! The ever-tanking mage's doom. Taking in a dragon's thu'um, Soul's energy's battery fighting gloom.   The Atronach sings a merry tune, When spells like flowers blossom and bloom.   After all is given in a final surge, When no spells are flung...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter V: The Hunt

    Posted November 21, 2016 by Mortiferous

    As the mighty horned beast burst forth from the roaring flames Yamurn stepped back, many of the Forsworn were on their knees, some murmuring quietly under their breath in some kind of prayer to the Father of Manbeasts. Cinders were raining from the sky, painting the air with tiny flecks of dying fla...

  • UOTW Chapter 182 Wild Thing

    Posted November 20, 2016 by Sotek

      Aela waited for about fifteen minutes then headed up the path between the two mountains but she was far from happy. Soon enough she came across the four arrows Sotek had left behind. She knew their meaning. There were enemies ahead. Four arrows meant four enemies. She picked them up from the...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 17: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted November 18, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Defiance Festival     Ian S. McClure     “I can't believe it, Ardolan!” Lilinastre said excitedly. “We've arrived just in time for the Defiance Festival!”     Indeed, the city of Skwatch was in a most festive mood. Everywhere, one co...

  • Tales of a Seeker - Chapter IV: Pursuit

    Posted November 16, 2016 by Mortiferous

    Yamurn awoke that morning to the yipping sound of the foxes, like crying children, it was a sound he both revelled in and despised the sound of. It was the 5th of Mid Year, five days had passed since his audience with Mora, five days that he had been either memorising his spells or out in the nearby...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 181 Heart of Ice

    Posted November 14, 2016 by Sotek

      Sotek and the Whelp stepped outside to see Aela come storming towards them both. She shoved Sotek hard in the chest sending him into the doors with a loud crash. “Its times like this that I can really hate you, you bloody moron”.   She then turned on the Whelp, displaying...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 18: Captain Eric Asher

    Posted November 13, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 27, 2287   We set up camp for the night in Concord. In the museum, just like that night now over a month ago. It is strange to return to a place you thought would be your grave, especially when that moment is still this fresh in your memory. What is stranger is how our situation ch...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 180 Thugs For Hire

    Posted November 13, 2016 by Sotek

      All the members of the Inner Circle were taking a break, sitting back and watching the Whelps spar with each other. Every so often Farkas and Vilkas would take it in turns to break the fight up and tutor the sparing Whelps as they fought. Sometimes it was something small like the bending of ...

  • SotF: Codex: A Brief History of the Vigil

    Posted November 12, 2016 by Delta

    The accursed events in 433rd year of the 3rd Era is not one that can be lost to the sands of time. In that year, the barriers between the mortal plane and the planes of Oblivion were at its weakest triggering the Oblivion Crisis when the unholy Daedra spewed forth from the Gates to ravage the prov...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 179 A Change of Stance

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Sotek

      “It’s no good saying ‘Aww No’ Sotek”. Kodlak stated as he sat back in a chair. “You said it yourself, Aela’s used to heavy armor so fighting and even hunting across the plains will be a new experience for her and for you as well. All I’ve seen ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 178 Dragon Scales

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Sotek

      Even before Sotek and Aela reached the Warmaidens they were greeted warmly by Adrianne. She was leaning against one of the porch roof supports where she would often watch the hustle and bustle of the city’s market. “So this is it”. She said as she happened to notice the bu...

  • The War of the Mountains or How The Orcs Left Skyrim

    Posted November 11, 2016 by Veloth the Prophet

    The War of the Mountains or How The Orcs Left Skyrim By Urag gro-Shub   I write the following in remembrance. After the Civil War ended in Skyrim the Nords set about bloody work. Under the command of the new High King they systematically began taking back any territory they had once laid c...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 177 The Beds in Which We Lay

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Sotek

      Despite Sotek’s efforts, it took Eorlund to arrange a delivery of limestone blocks to Jorrvaskr due to his contacts there. Sotek put a hold on the Dragonscale Armor he wanted to make until he had sorted out his and Aela’s beds. Too many tasks at once would just add pressure and i...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 176 Bird Song

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Sotek

    Roughly half an hour later, Aela and Sotek came upstairs to be greeted by a horrendous racket of cheering and singing. Farkas, who was half drunk, saw them before anyone else did. He shouted out to Sotek, waving at him; beckoning the Argonian to draw near. “There he is! The one and only Drago...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part IV

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE ART OF AN ENCHANTER From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 6th, 4E, 201.   Lutherus and Alinstein had breakfast the following morning together, before making their way to the Enchanter's Worskhop situated just above the Student's Quarter. On the way, they disc...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 16

    Posted November 7, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 16                               ‘You there, kitty,’ the innkeeper said, scrubbing at his grimy bar. ‘I don’t have any money for you and my meals aren’t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 175 Heroes Return

    Posted November 7, 2016 by Sotek

      Even before the Companions arrived at Whiterun’s gates, they could hear the guards cheer at them. They left the horses at the stables and walked past the battlements under the jubilation which the guards and citizens cast upon them. Each Whelp had their chests swelled with a sense reve...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part III

    Posted November 7, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE GAULDURSON LEGEND From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 5th, 4E, 201.   Lutherus and Alinstein, who had managed to come round following his rout earlier volunteered to wait with Tolfdir, until the College of Winterhold's Arch-Mage, whom neither Lutherus or Al...

  • A Dance With Daedra [TOC]

    Posted November 6, 2016 by Exuro

          A Dance with Daedra begins with the trials of a teen, Amari, as she strives to break free of the fate the Greater Daedra weave about her, but without knowing their motives,a perceived move towards freedom may only be another step further into their web. Her journey is entwi...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 174 Of Mice and Men

    Posted November 6, 2016 by Sotek

      While Sotek battled to remain whole against the dragon who was hell bent on crushing the Argonian to death, Aela ran to the wall to use it for cover while she let loose her arrows. To her relief, the Whelps poured up from the pathway with both Farkas and Vilkas at the forefront, leading them...

  • TSC: The Tale of Lutherus Sotasius.

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE TALE OF LUTHERUS SOTASIUS   AN IMPERIAL LEGEND   The chaos and turmoil that plagued the great Northern Tundra in the Stormcloak Rebellion, also known more commonly as the Skyrim Civil War of the Fourth Era, Year 201 gave birth to one of the Empire's most renown and fearsome...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 173 Wings of Darkness

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Sotek

      Night now reigned over Skyrim and had banished the dim evening light, filling the plains with darkness and shadows. Shrouded in the obscurity of the emptiness of the plains, the Companions and Whelps secured the horses and prepared to continue their journey on foot along the trail that would...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part II

    Posted November 4, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    SAARTHAL From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 5th, 4E, 201.   The journey to Saarthal wasn't at all lengthy. Lutherus and Alinstein in tow made it there from the College in no time. Situated at the base of an extensive digging operation, Saarthal's entrance was ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter VI, Part I

    Posted November 2, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    ORIENTATIONFrom the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 5th, 4E, 201.   After a hearty breakfast provided by the College, Lutherus took to exploring and finding his way around the grounds as many of the other students did as well. Leaving the Hall of Attainment, Lutherus...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part V

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE COLLEGE OF WINTERHOLD From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 4th, 4E, 201.   Lutherus arrived in Winterhold later that evening, gleaming with accomplishment as he made his way to the steps leading toward the College of Winterhold, bastion of Skyrim for learned...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part IV

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE JAGGED CROWN (PART TWO)From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 3rd, 4E, 201.   Lutherus penned his latest entry into his journal aboard one of the two horse carts Praefect Ottius had kindly hired for the Battalion. Korvanjund was closer to Windhelm than it was t...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part III

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE JAGGED CROWN (PART ONE)From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 2nd, 4E, 201.   Praefect Oaken-Heart was incredibly grateful for Lutherus' bravery. He had not expected his return from the Sightless Pit with his troops alive and in fighting condition. For the...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 4

    Posted October 31, 2016 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Katlynn   At night, Riften’s shopkeepers would be in their homes and their wares would be left inside their locked stalls. It was at that time I would start my late-night shopping spree around the Grand Plaza. Sadly, I could only dream of that happening tonight as I saw the city...

  • UOTW Chapter 172 Sinner and Saint

    Posted October 31, 2016 by Sotek

    As they galloped off across the plains, Aela turned her head around and looked behind them. The horse’s hoofs were kicking up a cloud of dust but Aela could still see the others as they rapidly closed in. “Damn it, they’re gaining! We’re too heavy; you’ll have to jump ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 171 A Clash of Wills

    Posted October 30, 2016 by Sotek

      Quarter of an hour later Aela re-entered the hall to find it empty except for Sotek who was sitting on the step looking at her. She calmly walked up to him and sat down alongside the Argonian before asking him about Kodlak’s whereabouts. She was half hoping the old Nord would join her ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 15

    Posted October 29, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 15                                 Ambarro wandered aimlessly around the market square. The Imperial City guards had managed to put out the fire after a couple of mages were summoned...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 170 The Will of One

    Posted October 28, 2016 by Sotek

      Kodlak and Eorlund looked at each other; they both sat there stunned at Sotek’s proposal. Sotek himself wasn’t overly sure about his suggestion; he lifted his foot up and rested it on the anvil as he watched their faces.   Eorlund was the first to put his thoughts into wor...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 169 Watching from on High

    Posted October 28, 2016 by Sotek

      Aela smiled as she thought back to what happened inside the mine; what Sotek said he had seen. Now it all made sense; at least to her. Determined to put it to the test, she made sure there was an opportunity when they headed back to Whiterun.   Half way into their journey, Aela pulled...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 14

    Posted October 27, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 14                               The Imperial in the coat – Ambarro had taken to calling him Coattails in his head – was in quite the hurry. He almost lost him a couple o...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 168 Demons in the Dark

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Sotek

      The end of the tunnel split into two passageways, forming a junction. With no second thought Red turned left and proceeded further down the mine. Scarface, having decided to explore the other route, went to the right. He ran around the corner and whined as he was greeted by a rather short bu...

  • Letters from the North #2 - Recovery

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Yoteden

    Last Seed 18, 4E 201   Dear Ariena,   Allow me to quickly pick up where I left off with my first letter.   You will notice I have added the date in case these letters get lost or their order becomes juggled.   My Khajiit rescuers turned out to be a caravan traveling the r...

  • Crossover: Chapter 26 - Calm

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Will

    Kagrenac looked worriedly at the screen showing the events on Nirn, “Reason damn it!”   “My Lord, how can we stop them accessing the workshop?” Calcelmo obediently asked   “Well..” Kagrenac paused. “I’ve got it! We can use the residual po...

  • Letters from the North #1 - A Harsh Land

    Posted October 26, 2016 by Yoteden

    Dear Ariena,   I imagine you have been looking for this missive for some time.  I know I said I would write and I intend, if the Divines allow, to send you many more similar letters.  My apologies as I encountered what you might call a delay in my travel to Windhelm.  Let me be...

  • Crossover: Chapter 25 - Diamonds

    Posted October 26, 2016 by Will

    Nigel, Lucy, Bjorn and San-Kai stood outside Goodneighbor, it was a short walk from the Old North Church and they’d managed to avoid the majority of super mutants – only having to take down about two on the way. The harsh neon lighting gave no illusions as to where they were as they swun...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 167 The Taste of Blood

    Posted October 25, 2016 by Sotek

      It took an hour for Vilkas and his brother to locate Sotek and the Huntress. The two Companions had set a solid pace when the Argonian had set out to ‘capture’ his mate. Aela, ever fleet of foot, kept a reasonable distance between them; only slowing down to keep her pursuer sever...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part II

    Posted October 25, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    THE SIGHTLESS PIT From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 2nd, 4E, 201.   "There, that should be okay for now." Finished the Surgeon, as he put away his medical kit. "I suggest you keep your helmet on, next time you may not be so lucky."   "I will, Surgeon. ...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter V, Part I

    Posted October 25, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    EXPEDITION TO WINTERHOLD From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 2nd, 4E, 201.   Lutherus finished writing his latest entry to his journal following a night of rest. He had got to sleep much later than Cienna, as he had been investigating Faendal's residence the ni...

  • Lutherus Sotasius - Chapter IV, Part V

    Posted October 24, 2016 by Dean Morrison

    DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL From the Journal of Lutherus Sotasius. Date of Entry: Heartfire, 1st, 4E, 201.   "We just don't tell him, then." Finished Lutherus, after spending much time in considering his options. That was of course, to even suggest Lutherus had any in the first place, ...

  • Souls in Modern Praxography

    Posted October 23, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

    Souls in Modern Praxography - A commentary on temporary conjuration theory Phinis Gestor and Sergius Turrianus, College of Winterhold, 4E 200   Vanus's Galerion stratification of magic into the six classical schools formed the theoretical groundwork for all subsequent magical research - a la...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 13

    Posted October 23, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 13                                 After crossing a large bridge, the carriage came to a slow stop.              &n...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 166 The Huntress of the Plains

    Posted October 23, 2016 by Sotek

      Arrows darted across the plains towards the four wolves that were rapidly closing the gap between them and the large pack of Companions. Some of the creatures were struck down as the projectiles tore into them, tearing through muscle and organs as they pierced the tough fur.   With a ...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 165 Wolf Pack

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Sotek

      Once the two Companions passed the main gates, they faced the task of tracking down the pack of Whelps. Such an undertaking was easy due to them possessing the beast blood which allowed them to pick up the scents of the pack. Not that they needed it because Farkas’s voice could be hear...

  • Letters From the North - Prologue

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Yoteden

    Kallius is an Imperial but this is a simple statement of origin and in no way his mindset.  Born two years before the beginning of the Great War he grew up among it’s atrocities and it’s fallout.  At 5, he was carried by his mother as a refugee when the Aldmeri Domini...

  • Letters from The North - ToC

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Yoteden

    Letters from the North - Table of Contents and Introduction   Letters from the North - Prologue Letters from the North - Letter #1  A Harsh Land Letters from the North - Letter #2  Recovery       Introduction of the story and the project   I love to take ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 12

    Posted October 20, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 12                                ‘Hello,’ Ambarro said cheerfully. ‘Me and my friends here are looking for the Adder of Cyrodiil. He sells skooma.’...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 163 New Moon

    Posted October 18, 2016 by Sotek

      The next morning, having woken somewhat later than usual, Kodlak entered the hall from the Undercroft to find the Whelps eating breakfast. His eyes gazed across the room in the search of one particular female Companion. Upon failing to see her, and noticing that the step by the fire pit was ...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 3.)

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    The trek was not without incident, though most of it Lexia had spent stalling only a moment or two to gaze at the night sky as it shimmered with brilliant lights of the aurora, She couldn't help but feel at home under the night sky, her only qualm was the few wolves along the road and a couple of sk...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 2. )

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    Lexia sat at the desk in her room this evening, a single candle flickered before her. It hadn't been but a few hours since she had been told of what she was. " A daughter of Evergloam, child of Nocturnal, Night Wraith." She thought aloud. As she sifted through her memories of growing up. She recalle...

  • The Daughter of Evergloam (CH 1. )

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    "When brothren wage war, dragons return and the last dragonborn walks Nirn, the eye of shadow opens on the child of darkness. ( Nocturnal's prophecy : 4th E 201. "Lexia, get your arse up." Came the firm toned voice of an elderly woman.   The little light from the candles lit in a smal...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 162 The Way We Are

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela called out with more bravado than what she actually felt. She looked calm and assertive yet inside her stomach was doing summersaults. “Yes? What is it?”   Sotek expected Kodlak to walk straight in but surprisingly he didn’t. Instead, he called out for permission to pa...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 161 Bumps in the Night

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Content   Around midnight, when the two moons, Masser and Secunda were at their highest in the night sky, Sotek, who was fast asleep, was somewhat violently woken up. His eyes snapped open to find himself in a state of sexual arousal. He was lying on his bac...

  • Diary of a Night Wraith

    Posted October 16, 2016 by Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart

    Greetings, please allow me to introduced myself. My name is Alexianna Rubi Bloodheart, most just call me Lexia, and this is my story.   As a child I grew up in Cyrodil, never new my parents, I was brought up in Bruma by Letta Bloodheart who owned an ran the inn there. And up until my nineteen...

  • The Bounty Chronicles: Ch. 16

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Ben W

    ~*Xian-Krie*~   Down the hatch, I though as another drink slushed its way down my throat. The mead was unfortunately weak, but the Argonian Bloodwine more than made up for that. It was a lovely blend of what I enjoyed about Black Marsh with a hint of foreign meddling. My tolerance of the drin...

  • Kinbok Kun-Yol.

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Jon

    -Below is a short poem written for a new character (the build for which I plan to upload soon), I hope you enjoy it-    Kinbok Kun-Yol     Before him, three runes on ancient stone hang, etched, wrought in fire and foreign tongues. Unfamiliar, the road bef...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 160 Friendly Fire

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Sotek

      As Aela walked up the ramp towards the Skyforge she heard the door to Jorrvaskr open. She stopped and looked across the yard to see Sotek hobbling as he made his way towards her.   He cautiously approached her with his hands held up in front of him, forming a barrier between them whil...

  • Skyrim

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Paws

    Wind blowing over snow-laden heights Aetherial ribbons of dazzling light Twin moons rising on a frosty night Over Skyrim Snowy and white.   Frothy waves breaking on the icy shore Blue crystal cliffs echoing the ocean's roar Northern coasts braving winter's maw In the fatherland Home o...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 11

    Posted October 14, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 11                               Ambarro seemed to get more and more excited the further they got from Tsukikage. He was positively quivering by the time the sky began to dim. H...

  • Back then...

    Posted October 13, 2016 by Ben W

    Back then, everything was sort of simplistic, Back then, everything was sort of easy to deal with, Until it happened. We, my mother, father and me, gave ourselves to the Daedric lord Molag Bal. Then everything became complicated, Then everything became hard to deal with. My father became far...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 159 Vices and Vindications

    Posted October 13, 2016 by Sotek

      Tilma’s face was blank like an unused piece of parchment while her eyes seemed vacant of all life. Aela was a different story. In one fluid motion, she jumped off the bed, spilling gold coins all over the fur skins which Kodlak used for blankets. The young she-wolf blurted out word aft...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 158 Sticky Fingers

    Posted October 12, 2016 by Sotek

      Just as dawn was breaking, the two Companions, Sotek and Aela stirred from their quiet slumber. Aela was the first to sit up. She looked down at Sotek who was lying on his back and elbowed him in the stomach. “I should have made you sleep in your room last night for squealing on me. M...

  • Breath of Kyne TOC (Tempory Hiatus)

    Posted October 11, 2016 by Lyall

    (Despriction coming after hiatus is done.)   In regards to the hiatus: It's not going to be permenent. I just need a break, and I'm clearly not sticking to any schedule right now. I mean, I haven't been doing anything, so it's hard to call this a break, but I want to make this on my own terms...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 3

    Posted October 11, 2016 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Elise   15th Last Seed 4E 201   The distant faint light burning low on the grey-blue horizon signaled the end of our journey. After two and a half weeks at sea, the merchant galley Primrose was finally approaching its destination: Solitude, the capital city of Skyrim.   ...

  • Huntress of Drakes Part 2- A Skyrim tale

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Tenebrous

    The Smith's Request   Ian S. McClure   We walked in silence at first, the snow crunching beneath our armored boots. Hadvar seemed content to revel in his surroundings, a faint smile on his face as he led the way to Riverwood; our destination. Eventually however, he broke the quiet. &ld...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 157 Nature of the Beast

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Sotek

      Tilma sat next to Kodlak and enquired about the reasoning behind his impulsive decision to give Sotek the Harbinger title. She fired off question after question without giving Kodlak a chance to draw breath let alone think of any answers.   Instead, Kodlak tried to distract the maid w...

  • SotF: Just a Formality II

    Posted October 10, 2016 by Delta

    I Falrielle opened her eyes at the rooster’s crow, heralding the coming of dawn and her brothers and sisters rose from their slumber to its call. Thus beginning another morning in the life of a Vigilant.   First was the cleaning of the self. With just a simple linen cloth and a basin...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 156 Out With the Old

    Posted October 9, 2016 by Sotek

      With a sense of purpose, Sotek strolled over to the intricately carved wooden double doors while his tail swung to and fro behind him. He was soon thwarted however when he tried to turn the handle. To his dismay he found the doors to be locked.   He knelt down by the bronze lock and p...

  • Of Drunks and Faith: Akatosh and Nice Arse

    Posted October 9, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

    Procagius took another proper gulp of ale and turned back to the people sitting around the tavern, laughing their arses off so much that tears were rolling down their cheeks. “But truly, that´s not what Akatosh said. Akatosh is wise and eternal and…” then he waved his hand...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 10

    Posted October 8, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 10                                ‘Why do I have to team up with a complete scamp like you, anyway?’ Ambarro’s voice was furious.       &...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 16: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted October 8, 2016 by Tenebrous

    A Veil Over Mathiisen     Ian S. McClure     “Ah, hello friends!” Razum-dar said as my group arrived, his customary grin on his face. “This one was just thinking of you all. Don't be alarmed—Raz threat-assesses all new assets to the Eyes, yes?”...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 155 Of Kings and Pawns

    Posted October 8, 2016 by Sotek

       Upon entering the hall, Kodlak was, for once, relieved to see Tilma chasing Aela down the stairway. They were both arguing over the young she-wolf’s attitude and the fact that she traped her feet through the area where Tilma was trying to clean. This gave Kodlak the perfect oppor...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 154 Victory Parade

    Posted October 7, 2016 by Sotek

    When Farkas and Vilkas, who were acting as Kodlak’s ‘shield bearers’, approached the main gate, they started cheering. Kodlak however wasn’t feeling very jubilant; he was too preoccupied with the task of trying to stay on their shoulders.   Passing the gate provided Ko...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 153 Old Warriors Never Die

    Posted October 6, 2016 by Sotek

      The steady drum of the of the horses hooves ‘clip clopping’ along the pathway helped to sooth Kodlak’s troubled mind. His apprehension grew with the inevitable passing of every landmark on the Companions journey back to Whiterun and their final destination, the hall of Jorr...

  • SotF: The Vigilants of Stendarr LEGACY

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Delta

            I   The mud gave way to the weight of boots as three hooded travellers from the east made their way through the city of Morthal. The sun was beginning to set and the townsfolk and merchants have already cleared the streets, knowing better than to be out and abo...

  • Tales for the Hearth Fire ToC

    Posted October 5, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      "The Storyteller’s Creed... I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, That myth is more potent than history, That dreams are more powerful than facts, That hope always triumphs over experience, That laughter is the only cure for grief, And I believe that love is stronger...

  • Storm's Tears

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Paws

    Bitter tears falling disguised in the rain Words hoarsely rolling off a diminished tongue Apathetic ears hark to words annually sung Listener and speaker both broken by pain.   Stillness, brittle and bleak, shroud violence like a pall The unspoken rings true in fractured minds, futility a...

  • The Traveler from the Marsh - Chapter 7

    Posted October 5, 2016 by Teekus

      5th of Second Seed 4E203, Solitude   Teekus stopped a moment outside the city gates as he noticed Iona was lagging behind. It was a uphill short walk from the stables outside the gate but he didn't think she was that badly out of shape. The look on her face suggested something was ami...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 152 Circle in the Dust

    Posted October 4, 2016 by Sotek

    “A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within – his woman, his children. Other men draw a larger circle and bring within it their brothers and sisters. But some men have a greater destiny. They must draw around themselves a circle that includes many, many more&rdqu...

  • Fragment on Kyne

    Posted October 4, 2016 by Paws

    Editor's note: The following manuscript appears to be an early entry in a diary found along with several like it among the belongings of an as-yet unidentified paladin of Saint Alessia who died in a lonely cave in Skyrim. I regret to report that time finally caught up with the holy warrior on t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 151 Taken for a ride

    Posted October 3, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela slowly woke up to the cold, crisp morning air’s touch against her naked body. She lazily stretched out spreading her arms and legs as far as her body would allow so she could commandeer as much of the bedding as possible until she took up every inch of available space.   Once that ...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 8 - Talons and Fox Trails

    Posted October 3, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

      “But nothing like the Aetherium Forge described in the inscriptions has ever been found within the borders of Skyrim. It may have been destroyed long ago, by the Nord invaders or the Dwemer themselves. Or perhaps it, like the secrets of Aetherium itself, still remains to be discove...

  • ToC: The Bounty Chronicles

    Posted October 2, 2016 by Ben W

    The Bounty Chronicles "Go on, I enjoy a moving target." Xian-Krie has faced many enemies over his life in Cyrodiil and in Skyrim. And why shouldn't he have? He is the Dragonborn after all with a great occupation. This Dragonborn is a Bounty Hunter above all his other titles. A hunter-and-tracker...

  • Crossover: Chapter 24 - Tinkering

    Posted October 2, 2016 by Will

    “He what?!” Lucy suddenly cried   “Martin Septim sacrificed himself to stop Mehrunes Dagon in the Oblivion Crisis” Bjorn replied, cursing himself for mentioning it   San-Kai intervened, attempting to calm the situation. “There is no way to know if the same...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 150 Final Freedom Part 2

    Posted October 2, 2016 by Sotek

    Chapter 150 Final freedom Part 2   After a few minutes of listening to the wolf pack’s howling cries, Aela took Sotek by the arm and led him away. She had a hard time leaving the wolves behind which were clearly evident as she started walking backwards just so she could catch one last g...

  • Guide to Straag Rod: Timeline and Recap of Part 1, Book 1

    Posted October 1, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        With Part 2 of Straag Rod delayed somewhat due to other projects, I thought I'd take it upon myself to offer my readers a recap of the events of Part 1 in a more condensed form. But then I got to thinking...   The events in Straag Rod span eras of Tamriel history, even t...

  • Fragment on Stendarr

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Paws

    Editor's note: The following fragment comes from a larger collection of journal entries found among the personal effects of a Paladin of Alessia. They were in a pack next to his body in a remote cave in the far north of Skyrim. Oddly, the cold had perfectly preserved his body while the corpses of th...

  • Chasing Aetherius, Chapter 7 - What is locked...can be opened.

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

      “We can only speculate that none were successful. Decades of conflict merely weakened them all, allowing for King Gellir's subsequent conquests. And though the Dwemer reclaimed most of their lands a century later, there is no evidence that they ever resumed their research on Aetheriu...

  • Crossover: Chapter 23 - Visits

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Will

    Lord Commander Mark Collins sat on a rock in the middle of nowhere, gazing off into the distance. His face was burnt to a point where it was no longer recognisable yet he felt more alive than ever. He had deserted the Gunners after Quincy, they were too weak to deserve his aid and none wished to joi...

  • Agents of the Queen Part 15: An Elder Scrolls Online tale

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Tenebrous

    Curing the Incurable     Ian S. McClure     The night breeze blew throughout Auridon, soft and cool. I stared at our meager fire, and at the resting forms of Suhr, Lilinastre and the boy Verolias. I myself could not sleep on this night—my dreams had taken me back to t...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 149 Final Freedom Part 01

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Sotek

    Author’s Note: Adult Themes   It was early evening when Sotek was woken up by a gentle shaking of his shoulder. He opened his eyes and sluggishly looked up to see Tilma standing over him. “Isn’t it time you both got up? It will be dark in a few hours. You’re hunting b...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 2

    Posted October 1, 2016 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Renartus   Setting up a store in the canal had its advantages. Besides the easy access to the waterway, it also allowed me access into the Ratway, a network of sewer tunnels stretching all across Riften. Remember how I said that Riften is like a two-story building? Well the Ratway is ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 22 - Past

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Will

    Dawn was breaking over the horizon of the Wasteland, Preston’s group of twenty still slept as Nigel, Lucy, San-Kai and Bjorn packed up their things to leave.   “Do we really have to go?” Lucy pleaded   “I’m sure, the fewer people there are the harder it is...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 9

    Posted September 30, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 9                                Ambarro grunted as he threw the fireball flaming in his hand. The small ward around the training dummy flickered as it deflected the magic. The ...

  • SotF: Just a Formality I

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Delta

    She woke up with beads of sweat on her brow and her hand clutching the knife she keeps under her pillow.    Same dream again.'    She rose from her bed to take a look around: daybreak had yet to arrive and her brothers and sisters are still soundly asleep with their s...

  • Cyre If: Necromancer

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Golden Fool

    The sun had long ago set and yet the steps of the Bannered Mare were coated in the soft reddish glow of the fire within as its light escaped from below the doorway. Cheering and song mingled with mindless chatter, forming an incomprehensible noise which streamed outside. Those passers-by who were dr...

  • The Song of the Faithful - ToC

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Delta

        "Where other mortal toil, ignorant of the world around them, We stand Vigilant, Where the agents of darkness stalk the shadows, weapons ready for their schemes, We stand Vigilant, Where the Daedra hide, waiting for their prey, We stand Vigilant for we are the Vigil of Stenda...

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  • The HTML Certificate

    Posted September 30, 2016 by James

    The HTML Certificate documents your knowledge of HTML. The CSS Certificate documents your knowledge of advanced CSS. The JavaScript Certificate documents your knowledge of JavaScript and HTML DOM. The jQuery Certificate documents your knowledge of jQuery. The&...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 148 the Morning After the Night Before

    Posted September 29, 2016 by Sotek

    Aela woke up with a pounding in her head as if some miner was chipping away at her skull. She slowly slid out of Sotek’s bed, almost falling on the floor in the process and washed her dreary face before realizing she was alone. Trying to listen for any signs of movement was pointless as the ba...

  • Chasing Aetherius: Chapter 6 - Parting Ways

    Posted September 29, 2016 by The Long-Chapper

        “If the inscriptions I discovered are to be believed, the results were nothing short of spectacular: the items produced by the Forge were artifacts of immense power, imbued from the moment of their creation with powerful enchantments. The Dwarven alliance shattered almost i...

  • Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book Two

    Posted September 29, 2016 by BlueDremora

    Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book Two   An Inquiry into the species and nature of Dragons A complete guide to the scaled beats of the sky, based on old tomes and mainly the evidence and examinations left by The Order of The Blades. First Edition - Volume II. By Emrar Charime Oricano Larathe...

  • Aedra: Tsun

    Posted September 28, 2016 by Paws

    My name is Einwulf Trollsbane and I'm here today to tell you about Tsun. I've 'erd it said people in the south call 'im Zenithar and that he is different in those parts than he is in Skyrim. But that don't matter, see, because it's all just stories - the snows melt and then freeze again and in ...

  • Agents of the Queen: An Elder Scrolls Online tale (ToC)

    Posted September 28, 2016 by Tenebrous

      Hallo! This is my series, 'Agents of the Queen', following the events of the Aldmeri Dominion storylines of Elder Scrolls Online, from the eyes of the warrior Ardolan Larethbinder and his companions. The story will be split into multiple parts, each following a different area of the Domini...

  • The Story of a thief, a sellsword and a dying man - One

    Posted September 28, 2016 by BlueDremora

    Introductions The Story of a thief, a sellsword and a dying man By Sigdar Brandingsbeard   I hate the rain, I won’t lie: I hate the mud, I hate being wet, and cold, and dirty, and alone, and afraid, I won't lie. Yet whenever I take a look at the bedraggled and mistreated street dog th...

  • TSC: TOC - The Traveler from the Marsh

    Posted September 25, 2016 by Teekus

    This is a new story I'm planning which is something different. Most of it will not be set in Skyrim; rather in a player made new lands mod which I don't think has been done before. I will be adding chapters every couple of weeks or so, several have already been written so Ill post them over the next...

  • Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book One

    Posted September 24, 2016 by BlueDremora

    Tomes of Knowledge Series - Book One   Dangerous Creatures of the North A complete guide to the most deadly native creatures of Tamriel’s most northern province, Skyrim First Edition - Volume I. By Emrar Charime Oricano Laratheous   Skyrim is the northmost province of Tamriel....

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 6 - (17 years ago)

    Posted September 24, 2016 by Minophis

    Brynjar ran on through the forest, his ragged breath leaving a misty trail in his wake and his heart pounding in his chest. As he ran past a broken pine tree he grabbed a piece of red cloth that was hanging from the lowest branch. This was one of his father’s favourite exercises. Balgruuf had ...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Chapter 1

    Posted September 24, 2016 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Renartus   Four years later…   18th Last Seed 4E 201   Riften was a city built near the shores of Lake Honrich and lies close to the borders of Skyrim and Morrowind. It was known for two things: mead and fish. But the city was also known for a rather… regul...

  • Werewolves: Villains or Misunderstood?

    Posted September 23, 2016 by Paws

    By Hadlanter "Hadley" The Warden   The idea that Hircine created the Curse of Lycanthropy is so ingrained in popular imagination that The Daedric Prince of the Hunt has earned himself the title The Father of Manbeasts. Yet is there any truth to this assertion, or has this Lord of Misrule...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 8

    Posted September 22, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 8                                Jorra stacked his notes against each other, evening them out on the small lecturer’s stand. He rubbed his chin apprehensively.   &n...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 17: Mission report

    Posted September 22, 2016 by Teineeva

      Mission report: To: Command of the Minutemen. Target: Raider base at USAF satellite station Olivia. Commanding officer: Captain Eric Asher. Date: November 10, 2287. Assault was performed on minimal intelligence and was carried out successfully. Minimal minutemen casualties seen the sm...

  • Crossover: Chapter 21 - Termination

    Posted September 20, 2016 by Will

    Collins charged a drain life spell in his hand; the boy would die slowly and…   A howl echoed through the city,   Collins turned around to see what had made it, he assumed it was the werewolf he’d shot down earlier – it would be no difficult feat to finish the jo&hel...

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 12: Another Life

    Posted September 19, 2016 by Lyall

    Lasorial was in a rare state of melancholy. He didn’t know why, he knew it was selfish. He had it all! But sometimes he felt like something was missing. But what could possibly be missing, when he was the most glorious being in the world, in the palace. Number 5132… It was prophesied th...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 147 Lest We Forget

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Sotek

    Once the two Companions stepped outside, Aela made a beeline for the Skyforge, dragging Sotek behind her by the hand as she sped towards the ramp. As his feet scrambled across the decking, franticly trying to keep up, he glanced around the yard at the three fire bins which were scattered around the ...

  • Crossover: Chapter 20 - Massacre

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Will

    It was just before dawn when Clint addressed the crowd of Gunners, fidgeting with the urge to attack “We take the city from the overhanging highway – they expect us to come knocking on their door but we can deliver death from above!”   A cheer rose up from the privates and C...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 16: Backstreet Fling

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Teineeva

    December 3, 2287 It was a beautiful saturday evening in the outskirts of Diamond City. A palette of crimson, citrus, gold and lavender painted the Charles and the sparse clouds that drifted above it. In older times it would have been the perfect moment to watch newborn couples walk along the rive...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 146 The Road to Hell

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Sotek

      A heavy silence hung in the air of Jorrvaskr, one which had the capacity to linger and taint any and everything it touched. The funeral which Aela had hoped to have on behalf of Omega seemed beyond her reach; the mornings repercussions had shattered any opportunities of the event taking plac...

  • Ch1 - Yellow Badge - A Second Name

    Posted September 17, 2016 by WuYiXiang

    Jack awoke to the sound of a pack of Ferals shambling around outside his cabin. Swearing softly under his breath, he grabbed his rifle and checked his ammunition. Only five rounds remained. He made a mental note to check up with the trader from Maine as he reloaded his weapon. Cautiously, Jack made ...

  • The Imperial Auditor - Chapter Six

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Meli

    “Ah, the Jarl thinks you may be of use to me? Hmm, you’re not the usual brute he sends my way,” Farengar muttered, going back to his papers. Brute? What on Nirn did this mage have planned for me? Wait, a mage? If I recall correctly that was a bone of contention between the local a...

  • The Streets of Boston - Chapter 15: Olivia

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Teineeva

    November 12, 2287 We buried the bodies, or what was left of them, in a common grave behind the two massive grain silos on the north side of the settlement. I would have preferred burning them but these days you never know what the smoke or the light might attract. While further investigating the...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 145 On Dangerous Ground

    Posted September 16, 2016 by Sotek

    In a desperate gamble, almost as if he was playing for time, Sotek called out to the female shadowscale in the hope of striking a spark of curiosity within her. “Why say I’m pathetic? What gives you that right?”   She rose her hand, steadying the blade which would so willin...

  • The Silver Fox - Arc 1, Prologue

    Posted September 16, 2016 by A-Pocky-Hah!

      Renartus   A soft bump on the road awakened me from my sleep. I shifted my head up and saw the pale light of dawn just beyond the eastern mountainside. I looked around and realized that we were still moving and that the caravan had already past the Jerall Mountains.   Thank the...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 7

    Posted September 16, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 7                               The great moonstone gates of Tsukikage never creaked. Spells woven into the hinges kept them smooth and ready to swing open in a second.   &nbs...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance - Chapter 5 - (20 years ago)

    Posted September 16, 2016 by Minophis

    The rabbit moved gently through the grass, nibbling at the occasional wildflower, without warning the arrow came out of the sky and, landed several feet away from it. The rabbit looked at the arrow, nibbled another wild flower and then slowly hopped away.   Brynjar watched the rabbit disappea...

  • The Cursed Tribe - ToC (On Hold)

    Posted September 15, 2016 by Karver the Lorc

        Know Mauloch, spurned of Boethiah and King of Curses. An age ago, a cult of Elves left the Summerset Isles, abandoning their kin to follow Veloth, a pathetic tool of Boethiah. Trinimac confronted Boethiah for this trespass and was challenged to battle. Trinimac was about to strike...

  • The Lonely Road To Vengeance: Contents

    Posted September 15, 2016 by Minophis

    The Lonely Road To Vengeance The story of Brynjar, a nord man whose tragic childhood leads him on a path of brutal vengeance against any who steal and prey on the innocent.   PROLOGUE - (The Present) CHAPTER 1 - (34 Years Ago) CHAPTER 2 - (20 Years Ago) CHAPTER 3 - (20 Years Ago) CHAP...

  • Radiance Lost

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Paws

    Alone, loyal but full of doubt,The shaken faith of the ever-devout,A heart-break at being cast out,Craving love while living without. The scintilla who fears not the dark,Yet ever waits for that one remark,A colourful rain-curtained spark,Bringing light to a life so stark. An emotio...

  • TSC: TOC - The unwelcome foreigner from the south

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Teekus

    The unwelcome foreigner from the south         Brief overview   The foreigner from the south tells the story of a Khajiit fleeing the oppressive rule of the Thalmor who occupy his homeland angry and disappointed with his own people for allying with them. He's not a ...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 6

    Posted September 12, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 6                                   One of the many Akaviri traits that the Shadeclaws have preserved over the centuries is their customary politeness and courtesy, on...

  • U.O.T.W. Chapter 144 Silence in the Dark

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Sotek

      Author’s Note: Adult Content.   Aela slowly awoke from her peaceful slumber and lazily turned around to face her mate, Sotek. Her arm flumped down to hold him but there was no one there to hold and her hand landed on the straw matters, causing her eyes to snap wide open. She was...

  • My Project: A TES Fan Story

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Medieval

    Hello! and Welcome   This entry is a blog post, you will find content related to my project named The Merchant Series: A TES Fan Story.   Under development...                               

  • The Breath of Kyne - Chapter 11: A Deal

    Posted September 11, 2016 by Lyall

    The days passed steadily. Ma’osri’s leg was healing well due to her speeding the process along with healing magic, but she knew only rather basic spells, and as Fjorrod pointed out, healing to the point of exhaustion wouldn’t benefit her in the long run. “You can only help th...

  • Prologue - Yellow Badge - When Paths Cross

    Posted September 10, 2016 by WuYiXiang

    “Your money or your life,” drawled Jack as he entered his usual routine. As far as he was concerned, it was a fair transaction:  they either paid him in caps, or he took their lives as payment. Without fail, one was worth more to them than the other, though it was fairly obvious whi...

  • ToC: Those Whom the Gods Forsake- Accursed Gloom

    Posted September 10, 2016 by Accursed Gloom

    As of now, I do not have links set up for the chapters. As I am currently revising them anyway, I will simply add the links as I re-write them.      A young upper class Altmer is sent to Skyrim by his father to study in the College of Winterhold, but instead finds himself ca...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 5

    Posted September 10, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 5         For the Eyes of His Imperial Majesty Titus Mede the Second Only   11th of Hearthfire, 4E 182       Your Imperial Majesty,                   &nb...

  • ToC - The Yellow Badge of Cowardice

    Posted September 9, 2016 by WuYiXiang

    The Yellow Badge of Cowardice   Table of Contents   Follow the tale of an intrepid Raider who gets caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time and his new employer, a Railroad Agent who spits in the face of common sense. Note:  This tale is not-entirely-serious. Please don't e...

  • Goltsenir

    Posted September 9, 2016 by Joshua Primrose

    Hahnui, Laasi, Dov tohgataan gahrot. Sili los ni dii. Zuli lo Thu’um, Kulaani lost kopraani. Horvutah grohiik gaar Paarthurnax qahnaar. Sinakkesegrohiik staadnau, Zu’u krist ahrk grind ini  Ahst Hofkahsejuni goltsenir   My dream, my life, Dragonkind attempted to ste...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 4

    Posted September 9, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 4                                The halls of the Tsukikage Hospice were silent. Arngrimur paced back and forth outside one of the only rooms alight, chewing on his lower lip. ...

  • Do dirt-birds dream of snow?

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Paws

    With heavy heart I tread these hallowed halls,Passing marbled murals gracing walls,The splashing sound of sacred falls,A soft voice sighing gently calls. At the shrine I see an offering of words,A horn of joy from Snow-Whale herds,Sung in the tone of tibrol tree birds,Tears makes up the last two-th...

  • Flesh to Flesh

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Joshua Primrose

    Paws to ground, snout to sky Scent cross past, deer nearby Chase, chase, play the game Weapon aside, clothes the same earth, air, water spray Follow markers straight to prey Rip, tear, flesh to teeth Meal was fast, now quick and brief.   Next, a man, but not like me Hears no wrong, to...

  • Gathering Clouds, Chapter 3

    Posted September 7, 2016 by A Shadow Under the Moons

    Chapter 3                          The two never made it to Whiterun.               They caught up to them on the second day, just on the banks of the White R...

  • A Winter's Shore

    Posted September 7, 2016 by Paws

    Long ago on a winter's night, as snow fell outside my door, The wind was blowing with all its might, the hearth responding with a roar. Lonliness then was my daily plight, every day like the one before, I'd sit alone to think and write, working on a piece of lore. I lived life lik...