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  • #16
    Here is a short of a mortal realm soldier being led into battle by an earth aspect general.

    It was an odd thought to have at this time, Dersollin decided when he wondered if his son had had dinner yet. He hadn’t seen the boy in months, probably wouldn’t for another few. Actually, he’d probably never see him again, he couldn’t help but admit to himself as he steadied his grip on his shield. They’d said there were buck ogres in the enemy force.
    Besides him, Norrin and Harginel likewise shifted their holds on the shields, the latter shivering in the cold rain. Even the shield held above her from behind could only offer so much shelter from the elements. The clouds had darkened back when they’d begun ranking up an hour ago, and by now they stood nearly ankle deep in mud.
    “What’s there to parley for?” a voice from somewhere behind Dersollin grumbled over the noise of rain on shields and armor. “Let’s just kill these fairfolk and go home!”
    “I thought they were anathema?” another voice spoke up.
    Dersollin squinted at the horde waiting between the dark trees across the field. They looked like beastmen, from what he could see in the shadows. His sideways glances were obscured by the shields of their turtle formation, but he really hoped they outnumbered their enemy.
    Spears clanking on shields stood taller were the first indication something had changed. The parley had finally ended, their general riding back towards his lines and the frail woman on the shining silver horse hurrying the opposite direction.
    When the general stopped his horse just a few yards in front of Dersollin, the soldier heard commotion to his right as the ranks parted to let two adjutants through. One, a young boy, rushed to take his lord’s horse. The other, a lanky man, handed the general his white jade staff.
    The ranks closed again as the adjutants left.
    Slowly, the general climbed on a rock Dersollin hadn’t noticed before and removed the mask of his white jade boar helmet, revealing a cragged, chiseled brown face.
    “Soldiers of the Realm!” he barked, and Dersollin felt the ground shake underneath him as the deep voice echoed from nothing. “We stand against Grasula, the Devourer of Seven Hopes! We will not let her armies pass any further! We will not let them pillage our homes, nor let them feast on our families!”
    Dersollin could almost taste the porridge his wife always made for their son. His stomach grumbled. He should have eaten more this morning.
    The general stabbed one end of his staff into the ground. “This is where we stop these monsters!”
    He yanked the staff back out, a lump of granite now encasing its end. He twirled it in one hand and stabbed the other end down. “No more, no further! By the Dragons, and for the Realm!”
    He yanked again on his staff, this time pulling free an end beset in jagged obsidian shards. He turned to face the distant army and raised his staff just in time for a small boulder arcing from the far woods to hit him on the forehead with a loud crack of stone on stone.
    All around Dersollin soldiers took a half step back as the general stumbled.
    But though he faltered, he did not go down, and soon readjusted his helmet, setting the mask back into place.
    “By the Dragons!” he repeated, ”And for the Realm!”
    He began to slowly march forwards. Drums started playing. As one, Dersollin and the spear phalanx around him fell into step and followed their exalted leader towards their foes.
    Dersollin couldn’t wait to tell his son about this glorious victory over dinner.



    I thank the Devs for the great game of Exalted!

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    • #17
      You're really on fire here. I have the details for character art for everyone and I'm working on them, but I work slow and I have some deadlines to meet, so it may be a little while.


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      • #18
        I humbly submit this fiction.

        In return, I'd like some artifact that helps with tracking down people/Anathema.

        Would you accept entries that are double your wordcount, so they fit on two pages?


        The Lunar Castebooks fan project

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        • #19
          Bjorn has done a ton of work for these so I worked on his first. Of course I chose the character in full plate, like an idiot.

          Neral, the Golem of Dunari:



          I will get on the other two extant artworks and hopefully be a bit faster.

          Still because I hope to get done some time this year, I am no longer offering artworks for short stories. Other rewards are still on the table though, if anyone else is interested.

          Originally posted by Tikor View Post
          I humbly submit this fiction.

          In return, I'd like some artifact that helps with tracking down people/Anathema.
          It will be done!

          Originally posted by Tikor View Post
          Would you accept entries that are double your wordcount, so they fit on two pages?
          I'd prefer just one, please.
          Last edited by Crumplepunch; 03-04-2017, 03:41 PM.


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          • #20
            That is beautiful! Thank you very much!

            How is the project going? Are you still looking for contributions?



            I thank the Devs for the great game of Exalted!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by BjornTheFellhanded View Post
              That is beautiful! Thank you very much!

              How is the project going? Are you still looking for contributions?
              I'm still bumbling along through War, the final Ability, at a snail's pace. Still a lot of work to do.

              As for the stories, I think there are enough to cover all the slots, but if anyone wants to contribute more the offer still stands (minus art).


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              • #22
                Posts on Behalf of Keien until he gets his account approved.

                http://pastebin.com/i9nXrVD3 - A Light Touch
                http://pastebin.com/bpC8tz9Q - Asp's Bite
                http://pastebin.com/7SN8MjP2 - The Army's Backbone


                I make martial arts sometimes they're in my Scroll of Mixed Martial Arts.
                I also made an entire 3rd circle and her soul structure.
                My repository of random media rip offs, from Anime to book series. Mostly Anime. It's all in my Manuscript of Merry Mischief.
                Total weeb.

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                • #23
                  Mnemon Aisa WIP, I will be drawing the rest of her.



                  Several people have asked me privately if I am still accepting submissions, the answer is yes, I'll keep accepting them until they stop coming.

                  Originally posted by Momoyo is Best Girl View Post
                  Posts on Behalf of Keien until he gets his account approved.

                  http://pastebin.com/i9nXrVD3 - A Light Touch
                  http://pastebin.com/bpC8tz9Q - Asp's Bite
                  http://pastebin.com/7SN8MjP2 - The Army's Backbone
                  Looking good, artifact submissions are also helpful.


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