Ithronian Adventures #164 – The Burned Lady

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Spring turns to Summer and the fresh greens of the season deepen in hue. The sun shines, the days lengthen, the time of blossom is soon to be over. The adventurers take little heed of these passing seasons, only noting the advancing of time and the growing sense that the evils in the world are about their business with more vim and vigour. Brigit and Tungdil set out with their respective companies to seek their own goals.

But no one expects blood in the long grass, and no one thinks that the season of growth may be the time of sorrow.

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Ithronian Adventures #163: The Brack-on-Hill Brothers

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Late one night the city of Newcroft was awoken to the sound of alarm bells as a fierce red glow lit up the night. Fire swept through the Blacksmiths’ Forge and the Alchemists’ Guildhouse and through some miracle was put out before it could spread. Most thought this was a simple accident, the dangerous works of these two guilds getting out of hand. But as the guild members picked through the debris it soon became clear this was more than an accident. This was a cover up!

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Ithronian Adventures #162: The Land of Five Elements

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The lands at the furthest edge of the Empire are a strange and foreign place. Bordering the desolate sands of the Konn, one could be mistaken in thinking there is nothing beyond. That the world ends on the edge of the wastelands. And yet along the trading route of the Silk Road merchants ply their trade and bring back new and exotic tales of the Land of the Dragons: Cathay.

Thank you Cardiff and Black Country Branches (and friends) for organising, making props and costumes, feeding us and running Springfest ’16. You guys worked so hard and ran a thoroughly enjoyable event, and deserve all the thanks, praise and cheers you received and more.

I cannot name all those who attended, and can only give the story from my perspective, but I will tell you the tale of the days that the Ithronian adventurers walked the ground in Cathay, fought in defence of their honour, and fought devious foes to stand in defence of the land against the Konn.
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100th Continuous Post!

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One hundred. It’s just a number, right? Just a series of digits strung together – 1.0.0. It doesn’t feel that much, not when written on a piece of digital paper and tacked up on the virtual cork boards that most blogs essentially are. Particularly not when (spoiler) the two year post is coming in a couple of weeks.

But if you look at the number and look at the context – it’s a big number. One hundred blog posts, strung back to back – week in, week out. Planned around events, around weekends away, around packing up a house and unpacking a house (yeah, we kept that one quiet, surprise!). One hundred posts without fail. And when it’s put in that context that’s a big number.

I feel like I want to write something insightful, but I think that’s coming with the 2 year “look what we did” post you can expect soon. So I’m not going to. Instead I’m going to be honest and write something a little more personal for a change.

If you had told me two(ish) years ago that I’d have picked up this blog (which is at least 5 / 6 + years old starting back in the rambles pre-larp) from the tattered mess it was in and have kept it alive, nurtured it, and made it a weekly habit – I’ll be honest, I’ll have probably laughed. Then again, if you’d have told me two-ish years ago that I’d be writing kit posts and walk-throughs and tutorials some people might actually use (!) I’ll have probably laughed my socks off. Sometimes I still do.

I’m proud to have got here, and am proud that you guys come by, potter around and enjoy reading what goes on up here. Thank you.

So, please join me and raise your mug of tea / coffee and toast another 100 more!

 

Ithronian Adventures #161 – Kick in the Door

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Trouble stirs in the Valley. Bad people seek to get away with evil deeds, but the adventurers are having none of it! Time to call in the heroes to kick in the doors …

Thanks Tees Valley for a fun day in the sunshine. A great pair of missions that certainly wet the appetite ahead of Springfest!

If you know you were there and have been misnamed (or forgotten on the lists) please comment below or contact me at wolfish[dot]written[dot]author[at]gmail[dot]com.

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