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"Their coming was like the falling of small stones that starts an avalanche in the mountains."

—J. R. R. Tolkien

This site chronicles the continuing campaign of two unlikely allies as they become embroiled in the ever-popular war between good and evil (using the Hero System). As this is an ongoing campaign, information will appear here only as it is publically available.

As a nod to the originators of our ripped-off ideas, we endeavor to provide links to the sources, and invite people who are intrigued to patronize them.

What's New:

Coming: Chapter One, Episode Two, in which there are further hints of Uri, and some very large teeth

The tale of the dead man, according to his ghost, 12/10/04

The Armory, a detail of the design styles of contemporary swords, 12/5/04

The conclusion of the battle with the demons, 12/4/04

Illustrations of Shade and Asta, 11-27-04

Chapter One, Episode One, or, "Gee, Frodo, I don't think we're in the Shire anymore," 11-23-04

Old Skull-head explained, 11-23-04

A new NPC, Ynada, and his wolf Huggah, a curious fusion of Cutter Kinseeker and the Old Took, 11-23-04

Browsing Guide

New visitors to the site are suggested to start with the following links:

  • To get a feel for the setting, the Mythology is probably best
  • If you're looking for the pictures, we recommend NPCs, Places & Things, Demons & Monsters, and Peoples.
  • Player Characters.
  • The unfolding course of the Adventure.
  • Player's Info provides a good overview of the setting, but is couched in language for people who are intending to play. The info here is sufficient for anyone with the Hero System rules to run their own campaign in this setting—or at least it will be once the adventure is concluded.

Messages to players or game master may be sent to skimble teezer at yahoo. (If you use the mail link, you will need to delete the capital "X" that appears in the address.)

Credits

That of the campaign setting that is not ripped off was created by Brian Wightman. Brian is a speculative fiction author living in Barre, Vermont.

The character of Shade was created by Carrie Rouillard. Carrie is an artist and maskmaker also living in Barre, Vermont.

The character of Asta was created by Casey Morse. Casey in a fanfic writer living in Montpelier, Vermont.

Hand-drawn graphics and all maps are created by Brian Wightman

RetrokatHeraldic graphics, such as the borders and buttons, are freeware from Retrokat.

HTML Code and page design is by Webwight.

All elements are © by their respective creators. All rights reserved.

Acknowledgements

The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien, formed the basis of the mythological background.

 

The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, was also mined for background and adventure events.

 

Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was the source of the tale of Uri and Sheno.

 

Elfquest, by Wendy and Richard Pini, was the inspiration for, not surprisingly, the wolf-riders and stag-riders.

 

The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle, inspired the Harpy and the Hate of Gray Flats.

 

The First Book of Samuel, as well as 2 Samuel, and Kings and Chronicles, was mined for the Rise of King Olliven. Apart from its religious content, the Hebrew Bible is an excellent source of folktales.

       
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