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Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:55 pm
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Status Update


1. Still re-planning The Miscreants. It's going to take a long while, but I'm excited about it and determined to push it to the finish line. I'm taking my time with character sheets because the characters and how they interact are so important.

2. Writing a short story bi-weekly? Hopefully? Unless the story is longer, which is the case with alt-endings, then maybe I'll allow a four week situation :]

3. From Arachne is kind of on hiatus right now. Not for long, I hope! Just want to make sure I'm settled in with uni before doing anything crazy (and also prioritising The Miscreants because that needs more time/ attention, whereas the basic framework for From Arachne is already pretty solid).
  





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Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:30 pm
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Day 1 of doing the Fantasy Word Crawl

https://www.wikiwrimo.org/wiki/Word_Crawl/Fantasy_Crawl

The Beginning

The World is spinning. A kaleidoscope of colors whir past you as you fall. You are falling down – but to where?
With no warning, the spinning stops. You are lying on possibly the greenest grass you’ve ever seen in your life. In the distance, you can see a shimmering lake, mountains jutting far into the clouds just behind it. A cool brush of wind moves through the area, rustling the crash and bringing you to awareness.
You’re definitely not in Kansas anymore.
Slowly, tentatively, you push off the ground and glace about. There isn’t anyone around. Were you kidnapped? Dropped off? Drugged? More importantly – how are you going to get home?
A strange creature appears, the head of an owl with it’s body cloaked in a rich blue garment. It’s black eyes peer at you, head tilting, before it speaks.
“Who?” it calls, voice trilling. “Who are you?”
CHALLENGE! Do a five-minute word war. Your class is decided by the amount of words you produce. Take your word count and divide it by five before choosing your result:
Warrior: 0-35 WPM [I got warrior!]
Sorcerer: 36-59 WPM
Minstrel: 60+ WPM

“A warrior is strong,” says the owl. “Plowing through foes. A sorcerer is thoughtful and knows that word can amass much. A minstrel lives deep in lyric and song, knowledgeable as one who spends much time with letters and thoughts.”
The wind picks up once more and thousands of cherry blossoms appear. They cloak your vision for the briefest of moments before a young girl stands before you, her blue eyes wide as the last vestiges of wind lift her brown hair. Attached to her, you see a long sword that brushes the ground, a staff, and what appears to be a golden harp.
“Gifts to be earned,” she says, her lips curving in a smile.
CHALLENGE! Do a ten minute word war. Your weapon is decided by the amount of words you produce. Take your word count and divide it by ten before choosing your result:
Broad Sword: 0-35 WPM
Rowan Wood Staff: 36-59 WPM [I got this one!]
Harp Bow: 60+ WPM
  





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Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:20 pm
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Day 2 Fantasy Word Crawl

“The sword is of strength,” the young girl says. “Able to slay time and create sentences. The staff is of might, capable of great paragraphs. The bow is of practice, as much time is devoted, the result is seen.”
Once more, the cherry blossoms swarm and you are left behind, your weapon lying on the grass next to a leather satchel. Hesitant, you reach down and lift the items. The weapon feels warm in your hands – familiar. There is a comfort in holding it.
Light springs forth from your weapon and you let out a cry, blinded.
As the light clears, you discover you are at the edge of a cave. Glowing near the entrance is a pale blue stone. Gripping your weapon, you glance around before drawing closer.
A strange symbol is inscribed atop it, letting off the glow.
“It is a rune,” a voice calls out. “It will allow you passage, should you fail.”
You glance down to the sight of a small mouse, cowering near the cave’s entrance. It twitches its nose before poking it’s head toward the stone. Your hand closes around it and the creature flees. Stuffing the rune in your bag, you move carefully into the cave. The light behind you disappears slowly before you are in total darkness. A shuffle is heard and you hear a cry. You rush to the screams, finding your way with the sound, and a plunged back into the light.
A woman is being attacked by a giant bat, swinging her weapon viciously.
• CHALLENGE! Do a ten minute word war. Your result is determined by your word count.
• 300 words or less: the giant bat tosses you into a wall, knocking you unconscious, before killing the woman. You lose. [oops]

• 500 words or less: the giant bat kills the woman, but you use your weapon, managing to vanquish it. You win.
• More than 500 words: you distract the giant bat, giving the woman time to flee, before you use your weapon to vanquish the beast. You win.
(If the woman lives, she joins your party as either class other than yourself, with any weapon other than your own. Her name is Maruka. She will come in handy later on.)
  





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Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:30 pm
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Day 3 Fantasy Word Crawl

The creature defeated, you manage to get out of the cave through an opening behind the bat’s nest. Before you spills a roadway, a city off in the distance. You are already tired from the battle, but you must get to the city.
They may know something about what is going on.
CHALLENGE! Sprint to the nearest thousand to get quickly to the city. If you take less than ten minutes, you find a rune at the gate to the city. [DONE]
  





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Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:41 pm
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Day 4 Fantasy Word Crawl
Inside the city, you find that there are others like you – lacking memories. From what you overheard, you decided to go to the best place possible to gather information. The tavern.
The place reeks of alcohol and there are several men quarrying. The bartender looks distressed as you take your seat at the bar. According to him, the men have been threatening to fight for over an hour. He asks if you would be willing to speak to them to make them leave.
• CHALLENGE! The bartender is too weak to do anything about the thugs across the room.
• If you are a brutish warrior, you quarrel with them. Do a thirty-minute word war to kick them out by force. [DONE]
• If you are a compelling sorcerer, you manage to talk them down with some effort. Do a fifteen minute word war to coerce the into leaving.
• If you are a minstrel, your words are crafty and quick enough to avoid violence. Do a five-minute word war to get them out.
The bartender thanks you and, in return, gives you a rune along with some information. There is a snow monster toward the northern mountains that, if defeated, will grant anyone the knowledge they seek. You thank him and head out.
  





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Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:23 pm
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Day 5 Fantasy Word Crawl

Trials
• CHALLENGE! The mountain is a two day journey from the city. Sprint for twenty minutes to get there as quickly as possible. If you hit over one thousand words, you find a rune at the base of the mountain. [DONE, did not get over a thousand]
The climb is steep and covered in snow. Scaling it seems dangerous and you’re not quite sure where the monster is supposed to be. Without any other clues, you begin scaling the mountain.
• CHALLENGE! The mountain is very steep! It requires a lot of to make it to the top.
• If you are a warrior, the climb is easy. Write at your own pace for five minutes. [DONE]
• If you are a sorcerer, the climb is a bit hard, but manageable. Write at your own pace for fifteen minutes.
If you are a minstrel, climbing isn’t your strong suit and it takes you quite some time. Write at your own pace for thirty minutes.
  








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