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charliesheldon
charliesheldon Gifted Writer philosopher & pervayor of weird cat pics

The Amber Eye

This was originally written as a world-building piece for a dungeons and dragons campaign that never got played. Read more about the world of Marrow here: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/marrow-somski

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zacharymartinwe
zacharymartinwe In love with the classics

The Power in the Water

I hope it speaks for itself. Enjoy!

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part I

Part I It was midnight in Fairyland, and a moonless night sky flooded the Forest of Wrin with darkness. Goom couldn't sleep despite his exhaustion.

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XIV

"Oh shit" Dennis said. Goom turned his back on his brother and walked toward the town of Kuurlok.

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clemintine
clemintine Community member

The Village Tipa at the Edge of the World: Prologue

Clara, a young farmer girl, must set out with the other village children on their coming-of-age quest to retrieve life-sustaining Myrrh from magical secluded trees hidden away in monster-ridden ruins,...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part III

Goom awoke the next morning, grateful for his first night of restful sleep in several days, but that only lasted until Goom saw that the minstrels were gone and they'd stolen everything. "No! No!" Go...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XIX

Fewla's journey was so swift and uneventful, that we can just skip over the whole thing and pick up with her later. Goom trudged along behind the five Ulimni. His body still ached from the spell cast ...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXIII

The dragon took to the sky to get a better view of her victim. Goom stretched and strained as he climbed nearer and nearer to the glowing lute. A cacophony of geologic destruction was all around...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXVII

Out of the smoke, Sil-kuru emerged atop his six-legged steed. In one hand he held the reins, in the other, a long, curved blade. Fewla was tied up and laying in front of him. "Smuggler!" Sil-kuru sho...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXI

Back near the top of the mountains, Goom had been placed on a sort of altar like some type of sacrifice. He understood that the occult display of sorcery in which the Ulimni had cast a ring of fire ab...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XX (part II)

"Martin!" Dennis yelled with his arms outstretched. The weasel knocked him to the ground with his nose and was sniffing him all over while Dennis giggled and fought him off. "Okay, Martin," Murt said...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XIV

The dragon continued to hover in the air before Goom, but she produced no fire. She was spellbound by the dwarf who nimbly plucked at her heartstrings. Goom's gamble had paid off. He'd noticed the con...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XVIII

"Well, what is the right answer if you're so smart?" Dennis asked. "I don't know," he replied. He made a mental note to ask his brother when he saw him again.

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXII

Martin still enjoyed the incredible speed afforded to him by virtue of the dragon heartstring on his forepaw. He zipped around like a hummingbird with ADHD, and he was able to elude the spells. "Goom!...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXV

Sil-kuru narrowed his eyes, clenched his jaw, jumped on his horse, and rode away into the night. "Sorry I'm late." Fewla sat down next to Dennis. They sat in a large open room across from a wal...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XVII

He knew that they'd save him for the dragon. Murt felt an icy bite at the back of his neck. Nothing more than the breath of an early winter, he told himself.

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXVI

Goom, Murt, and Fewla went back to their game, but it took several more drinks before Goom could get Gilda's story out of his mind. The next morning, Goom awoke to a pounding headache - no surprise th...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XX

Goom looked back toward the Ulimni, but it was the glowing strings of the lute that held his gaze. [the day before]

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXVIII (part II)

The orc swung his sword across his body toward Goom's head, but Goom was able to duck and drop to the ground. He rolled away from the orc who was wildly chopping down deep into the dirt. Bits of rocks...

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brillericw
brillericw Educator, Philosopher, and Humorist

Goom the Smuggler: Part XXV

Some part of Goom flew away with the dragon, and he might have felt sad if it weren't for the fire that he could still feel deep within him. After the dragon departed, the dwarves, Dennis and Fewla be...

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