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HumaktiHere are some recent stories I've written based around my character in Guy Jobbins' Swords campaign:
MythsAnd, from the same campaign, a few Humakti myths. Based on others, so you'll have to read some good stuff by other people before reading mine.
In the game, we have a Dragon to kill, in order to rescue a river that we then need to persuade to provide some friends of ours with water. All very Aroka, but we're not Orlanthi. So we hunted around, and found this, by Trotsky. (Go on, read it. Then come back here.) It's a great story, but we're not Vadrus, either. So I did a slight variation that put the credit back where it belonged and altered the view point slightly: "How Humakt Kills Dragons".
Badgers and other weirdness
When Guy works late, he tends to find some very weird Flash things on the Net, and share them with us. Here's one of them, involving Badgers, Mushrooms, and Snakes. Warning: lots of sounds! Then someone followed up with a modern rendition of the Hamster Dance.
And then we were sort of dared to write a myth with that lot in. Badgers, snakes, mushrooms: it seemed obvious to me that there were Earth links here. So I re-read Humakt's Oath, and then added an extra episode to it: "Humakt and the Earth Tribe".
KallyrThis is a collection of the various stories I've written about Kallyr over the years - most sat around in a 85% finished state for ages, and I'm trying to polish them off and make them available. Some depend on the version of Kallyr's story before the universe changed for HW/HQ, and no longer fit the current reality, but that's life. They're still fun.
Also remember when reading this that we had no idea how hero-questing worked - no rules covered it. Some of the terms I use may look familiar from HQ, but they probably don't imply quite the same things.
PolarisBack in the RQ days, we knew Kallyr had a link with Polaris, but we also knew that he was a Solar god with next to no Orlanthi presence. "Rigsdal" was unheard of. So, how did she even hear of his existence, never mind get major powers from him?
We start with a Vingan myth that I told at Convulsion, and than published on the Web just in time for the Millenium.
Then we go on to a sort of meta-story. You can blame Guy Jobbins for this.
(Yes, same Guy who's running the Swords campaign). He invited me to join a new (earlier) PBeM he was starting up.
Most people had to prove they could write by presenting him with a description of 'An Orlanthi warrior boasting about his victory'.
He let me off, because he reckoned he already knew I could write.
And I was very glad he did, because I hate writing that sort of story.
So here's what happened when I had some help in writing it:
My story production may not be quite as bad at running late as Greg's (HeroQuest was how many decades delayed?) but it's bad enough. Here's what I've got drafts for, found recently lurking on an old floppy disc. Some may never get finished, some are almost done, some have had reality changed under their feet so much that I'd rather restart. No promises. Oh, and some of these only touch on Kallyr in a peripheral way.