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Round Table of Arkain

Discussion in 'The Legends of Arkain Series' started by Shar Dundred, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Shar Dundred

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    I do have a few things in my oven. ;)

    For the time being, I will just let you know that I intended to add some short stories at some point in the next few days sometime.
     
  2. LISBOAH

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    Then leave it there until is perfect :)

    Good to know that more short stories will come soon.
     
  3. LISBOAH

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    Just read the new short story

    "...destroyed the friendship..."

    No Zarin, you destroyed the friendship. While Gardon did give you reasons to do so, it was the Dwarves that rejected to join the Ironfist and instead side with the Golden Guard.

    "Who knew how long it would be until the Demons would invade again?"

    Oh, so now you are concerned about the demons? Maybe you should have thought about that when you sided with van Durce, the guy that wanted to leave the entire continent to its fate.

    "Zarin raised his hand and immediatly silenced his daughter by doing so. She was getting ahead of herself, she had not even waited for him to give permission to continue. While this was something a father COULD forgive, a high king certainly could not. She looked back on the ground, not saying a word. Zarin, on the other hand, slightly raised his voice to highlight his discontent."

    Wow, Zarin, what a good way to treat your daughter...
    Let's hope that it doesn't come to bite you later on, right?

    "Such a thing was impossible. Neither Zarin nor any other king had forgotten that Dorten and his followers had actively supported Gardon during the Second Voidwar – not only in the war but also politically by accepting him as king of two kingdoms and as if that had not been enough, accepting the return of the Black Dragons, allowing him to bring back Zyainor! An unforgiveable crime. A human king might have forgotten or forgiven this act of betrayal, but no dwarf. After the Humans of the Kingdoms had now, for the second time, allied with the Black Dragons, most Dwarven rulers had little doubt that the Humans of Zyainor and the Kingdoms – what still remained of them anyway – had proven that their kind would NEVER be in a position where they could be accepted as allies or even trade partners ever again. And so, Zarin returned to his thoughts."

    Gee, why did Dorten choose to side with Gardon, I wonder. It is not like van Durce gave MORE THAN ONE reason for him to do so, right?
    Let's see:
    -Act like the douche he is
    -Commence a coup on a neighboring kingdom
    -Support said coup in a war against not only the Ironfist but against the other kingdoms as well
    -Decide to remove all Imperial support on the continent, no longer caring if the Demons were to overrun it and kill everyone living on it
    Plus, Dorten wasn't aware that Gardon wanted to recreate the kingdom of Zyainor until it was too late for him to do anything about it.

    Zarin, you were wrong in supporting van Durce over Gardon and now you are wrong in not supporting Dorten. So, go ahead, stay in your caves being a lousy father while Zyainor takes over the entire continent, and next thing you know, Gardon will come and deal with both you and the rest of your kind like you deserve. I at least am certain that your daughter will be a more reasonable ruler than you are. Let's hope that you, in your stubborness, won't drag the rest of the Dwarves along with you to the grave.
     
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  4. Championfighter25

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    Zarin should be a bit smarter. His rejection of an alliance will lead to his people perishing sooner rather than later. His refusal to listen to his daughter just shows he's become a hardheaded coconut. He can, of course, wait for an ice meteor to drop on Gardon during a random battle and kill him, but it isn't happening soon. :p

    the morning." he said. -> the morning," he said.
    forgiveness." she said. -> forgiveness," she said.
    As daughter of the high king -> As the daughter of the high king
    Still, as responsible daughter -> Still, as a responsible daughter
    your well-being." she said. -> your well-being," she said.
    immediatly -> immediately
    happen again." she whispered -> happen again," she whispered
    unforgiveable -> unforgivable
     
  5. Shar Dundred

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    To be fair, when the two allied, van Durce no longer wanted that.
    It's less of him being an asshole father, it is him being a traditionalistic high king.
    I get where you come from, though.

    I mean, more open to new ideas, yeah, but standing up to Zyainor seems like an impossible task for the other mortal realms, doesn't it?

    You can still use a hard head as a ram! :p
    :D

    Thanks, fixing that!
     
  6. LISBOAH

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    Ok, but he only chose to do this after the Emperor (Largoth) decided to leave the Golden Guard on the continent.
    Basically van Durce was like "We are ok letting a boat sink, as long we are not in it of course."

    An unreasonable and stubborn king that refuses to listen to advices from his own daughter, one which he treats harshly. People in the medieval times got killed for far less.

    I can already give a prediction. Zyainor will inevitably come to deal with the Dwarves, his daughter will plead him to bend the knee, but Zarin obviously will refuse and say something like "I would rather see my entire kingdom be destroyed than watch it being submitted to Gardon" and then the daughter and her supporters decide to kill him, not wanting to see their brethren suffer simply because Zarin was too stubborn to listen to reason.

    At least is better than just staying in the caves, watching Zyainor taking over everything. Because guess what Zarin, once Gardon is done conquering the rest of the Kingdoms, what exactly stops him from deciding to deal with the Dwarves? Nothing!

    Gardon will have the numbers, technology, magic, support and dragons to mop the floor with the Dwarves.
    Even worse, Gardon might even ask the Dominion for help, because I am sure Amari and the orcs would gladly like to settle the score with the Dwarves after they killed Rangul.
     
  7. Shar Dundred

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    He would indeed rather see it burned down than, as he'd put it, "suffer the fate of the Elves".

    Zarin's rule certainly is up for some *interesting* times ahead, don't you think?
     
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    He most likely would do stuff like scorched earth tactics, order his men to fight to the last and even prepare explosives to bury entire cities in hopes of dragging as many Ironfists as possible...
    I bet some will eventually get fed up and decide to get rid of him.

    Yeah, too bad that he is leading his entire people into dark times.
     
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    I really like your campaigns, Shar Dundred. I just love how everything is crafted. There are some questions I would like to ask about, however.
    Do you have any plans regarding the Demon campaign? They are one of my favorite races so far. From characters, if possible in future spin-offs, is there any possibility of seeing the interaction between Ornasion and Lisara, and how Lisara was banished? Those are really interesting to see. Rahandir's human form? Dark One and Demon God appearances? Why Lady Meya is so... nightmarish-looking while the character sheet mentioned her as 'using her looks to seduce beautiful young women and men whatever way she wished'?
    Your works are real masterpieces I must say. And, I'm staying tuned for Second Undead Book. Best Regards.
     
  10. Championfighter25

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    Gather around the campfires of Salria where a thousand Orcs have burned children, gather around. Let me tell you a story, where everyone's favourite Father, the bringer of gifts for all, Father Redfist himself, saved Arkain Christmas by defeating the evil green grinch that caused trouble all year round, Rangul.
    Once upon a time, the Orcs were very bad boys. They always did bad things. Father Redfist saw this and did nothing. Unlike his evil counterpart, Kramparidon, who punished them in ways I can't describe, Father Redfist decided to teach them a lesson in a very different way.
    Unfortunately, the Orcs never learned. Worst of all, the evil madman leader raider stealer bad things doing grinch himself, Rangul, was not happy. He had everything he wanted, but getting a gift from Father Redfist, he never did. He devised a plan. In the mystical kingdom land of Laplor, Father Redfist's factory was. There, every gift that was ever delivered to everyone was created. Rangul, the ruiner of happiness wanted them all. He prepared his party and set out to find the factory. After 4 days and one Kramparidon frown at the coincidence, he found it. At first, he raided nearly everything, but then, a change of heart happened. He wanted absolutely everything. So he took one of Redfist's girl helpers too. Her name was Vanessa and the entire world was going to get engulfed in the red happiness that was Father Redfist after he found out about it.
    One might think he was angry, but unlike a certain Volarian guy, he would never be. He was just... disappointed, for the lack of a better word.
    Father Redfist gathered his legions of red friends and helpers and even made some dwarven friends along the way and began his search for the grinch himself, Rangul...
    And he found him in a few days. Getting constantly chased by demons, humans and Kramparidon himself in addition to getting help from the Shadow of Arkain Christmas past quickly blows your cover, doesn't it?
    So there it was, the clash of the best dad ever and the biggest happiness ruiner ever. Father Redfist of course, was not happy with everything that Rangul did to him. Winter practically ended when Father Redfist saw Rangul. He was just that "happy" that the snow itself melted from all of Arkain.
    - "Rangul you've been a very bad boy!" said Redfist
    - "So?" said Rangul
    - "Oh, it's nothing, I'll just use a little bit of violence this time", said Redfist
    - "And?" said Rangul
    - "Prepare for my exploding in your face fireworks attack", said Redfist
    - "Wait, no...."
    And that's how Father Redfist saved Arkain Christmas. For extra details on what happens next, please play Legends of Arkain, SOB. Or maybe don't, because, let's just say that I missed a few small details. They're nothing special, so please, don't! You'll thank me later.
     
  11. Shar Dundred

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    I'm itching for a "Father Redfist" update now.
     
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    really love the legends of arkain campaigns, Aside from fun gameplay the story is really good, but im kinda wondering about Thanok’s backstories and even Gardon. Like the several times in the stories some characters would say something like “ Is that Thanok? The person i’ve been hearing dark tales about? It made me wonder on the “ Dark Tales “ and the backstory of Thanok or even the origins of the Ironfist. So maybe add these “ Tales “ in the 2nd undead book or maybe add it to the tales of arkain.
     
  13. LISBOAH

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    Gardon is the nephew of van Durce, the brother of the Emperor and the pupil of Lord Brian.

    Thanok is not a human, if you still hadn't noticed it. He is a Black Dragon in disguise that served as kind of an emissary sent by the Dragon Queen to help Gardon in recrating the kingdom of Zyainor.
     
  14. Shar Dundred

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    I see where you are coming from.

    For the time being, I think that Thanok's leadership bonus and the short story "Diary of a Soldier" are good indicators to see what Thanok is like.
    Regarding this topic, I have a short story about how he and Gardon first met in the making.
     
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    Shar Did Gardon Met thanok before He Met THE QUEEN xD???
     
  16. Shar Dundred

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    If you mean Vail, I want you to think about that question for a bit.
     
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    I think he is referring to the Dragon Queen.

    @lekxman22 Right?
     
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    Shar Will there be New Story Before NY???
     
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    The dragón Queen said that they gave gardon his armor and one of their kind as Ally because she sensed that gardon was the one that would rebuilt Zyanor to this old Glory.

    The Ally is thanok