Necromancers' Pride

A mystical tale of magic, adventure and heroes.

January 30, 2015
by Charles David Carpenter
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Jason’s Blog: Weavers – Wind Messengers

Weavers: Wind Messengers

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Hello Everyone! Happy Friday!

I was pondering what I should write about this week for the blog over the last weekend. The winds were howling ferociously keeping me awake. Then, it hit me… The Weavers! Who are they? Well,

The Weavers are the news channels of Tarune. They inform the public about current affairs in everyday life. They command the wind magics and communicate over hundreds of miles to “spread the word” about the happenings in Tarune. They sing melodious songs to depict these stories. But they aren’t the common Bards in taverns looking for extra coin, they have great power with the higher nobility of the Kings and Queens of Tarune. Some Weavers even hold positions in the courts of the leaders of the countries.

The Weavers guild also adopted it own hierarchy of Weavers. Leader of the Weavers is one whom they call, “The Great Muse.” He or she must have the greatest voice in all of Tarune to instruct them of their duties. Next are the Herrods of the First Order. These Herrods hold council with The Great Muse to discuss the news. You have four First Order Herrods. Gascon, Herrod of the North, Mara, Herrod of the East, her sister, Zara, Herrod of the South, and Pelvil, Herrod of the West. Next are the Herrods of the Second and Third Order to do everything else like negotiate and accompany war generals on military campaigns, and to relay the news about war.

Their wind songs can be heard over hundreds if not thousands of miles. They gather energy emitted from Tarune and convert it into song transporting messages through the wind.

Weavers are cool. They are my next favorite group below the Oslyns from last week. As always, you can read about one Weaver in particular, Gascon, and his, well… I don’t want to spoil it…

Read about Gascon and his Weaver accomplices by buying your copies today!

See ya next week!

January 29, 2015
by Charles David Carpenter
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Lord Cartigas

Lord Cartigas 55

 

Height: 6’10”

Weight: 241 lbs.

Birthplace: Gren Vale, Daldra

Preferred Weapon: Spell casting

Preferred Spell: Black Fire/Soul Rot/Grimborn

Known as the greatest Necromancer to lead the Strand of the Transcendental since the splintering of the magics into the four Strands of the New Age, Lord Cartigas commands the School of the Soul with an iron fist and a hunger for power. Having reached the rank of Necromverde, one of only five Necromancers to have ascended to such a height of power and magical control over the centuries, Lord Cartigas has wielded magics of devastating and terrifying capacities. Through his arcane studies, he has deciphered what he feels to be the true interpretation of the Prophecy of the Pride. For Lord Cartigas, the control of the Pride means control over the world. However, his dark machinations and scheming are not content with merely ruling the living world of Tarune. He wants dominance over the planes of the dead as well.

Lord Cartigas sees himself as a god. Having lived for nearly two centuries solely through his manipulation of Necromantic energies, he believes he is destined to usher humanity into a new stage of creation, where life and death merge into one. His desire may exceed his grasp, though, if he is not able to claim the Pride as his own. Will he succeed in his plan to gain dominion over the living and the dead? Will he make the Pride his own and usher in his new hellish reality, or will his unquenchable thirst for power destroy not only Tarune, but all planes of existence?

To learn more about Lord Cartigas, along with all the other unique and diverse characters that inhabit the world of Necromancers’ Pride, CLICK HERE to get your copies today.

January 28, 2015
by Charles David Carpenter
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Caiya’s Blog: Dreams of Harper

Hi, everyone. Caiya here. I was recently thinking about what the characters in Necromancers’ Pride are going through, and what their dreams and thoughts would be. One of my favorite characters is Harper, so I imagined what her dreams would be like.

Here is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

Until next time, stay posted!

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 Dreams of Harper

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“Harper?” I hear a voice call in the dark.
“Uncle?” I ask back.
“Harper. How I missed you so. I hope you are faring well,” he says, walking into the light next to me. He looks translucent.

“Oh, Uncle!” I say and run to him with open arms. As soon as I touch him, he starts to melt.

First his skin, then his muscles, bones, organs, everything. I collapse on the ground, sobbing. A dark figure rises out of the substance. I scramble back as I hear a deep, booming laugh.

“Harper. I see you have… made friends. That’s good. Better to make them owe when you die. Watch out. For the Pride shall be mine, and you can’t save her,” the dark figure says maniacally, laughing until he disappears in a wisp of black smoke.

I wake up from that awful nightmare. I pant and realize I’m sweating. Velladriana and Corwyn are looking at me suspiciously from across the campfire. I sit up from my uncomfortable coat-bed. The rest of our group is snoring like some cave-troll.

“Harper, are you okay?” Velladriana asks.

“Yes, I will be fine.” I say. I hear a deep laugh behind me in the trees. I am startled.

“Did you hear that?” I ask.

“Huh, I didn’t hear anything. Just go back to sleep; you’ll be safe with us. We will wake up in the morning,” Corwyn says.

“Indeed, Harper. You are fine. Just sleep,” Velladriana says.

“Okay. Thanks, Vell,” I say and I lay down. I can’t help but keep looking at the area where the laugh came from. The darkness of the night closes in like a hungry predator. I don’t go back to sleep. I just can’t.

 

January 27, 2015
by Charles David Carpenter
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Caiya

Caiya's saying

 

Height: 5’10”

Weight: Incorporeal

Birthplace: Kerath, Canodria

Preferred Weapon: Vibratory Spear

Preferred Spell: Temporal Displacement

Before the splintering of the magics into the four main Strands that today govern the control of the magical energies, all Magus came from one unified Strand, the School of Universal Concord. In this unified Strand, all the magics worked in concert and harmony with one another. Necromantic energies merged seamlessly with Oracle magics, while Battle Magi and Healers could hardly be differentiated from one another. In this “golden age” of the magics, amazing accomplishments were made through sorcery and the manipulation of mystical energy. At this time, all Magi were also mighty warriors, not merely the ones gifted with the power to harness the destructive forces that the Battle Magi wield exclusively in this age.

Into this grand time was born a Magus gifted with immense ability, with a propensity for controlling the flow of Oracle vibrations. Though many of the ancient texts have been destroyed over time, and the histories are hazy as to what is fact and what is myth, the stories known of the Magus Caiya all speak of a powerful being. Gifted with the Sight to divine future events, it was said that Caiya did much to translate and define the ancient prophecies that speak of the Pride. Caiya was also said to be able to manipulate the Oracle magics to such a degree that she could control time itself. She was one of only a handful of Magi gifted with such abilities. Unfortunately, time is a commodity that is now running out, for Caiya, the Pride, and all the goodly creatures of Tarune. Who exactly is this mysterious entity? What is she sacrificing to find the Pride? Will she be able to reach the Pride in time to balance the universal energies that the Necromancers seek to control?

To learn more about Caiya, along with all the other unique and diverse characters that inhabit the world of Necromancers’ Pride, CLICK HERE to get your copies today.

January 23, 2015
by Charles David Carpenter
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Jason’s Blog: Regarding Oslyn – Indispensable Peacemakers

Oslyn: Indispensable Peacemakers

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Hello Everyone! Happy Friday!

This week I’d like to talk about my favorite category of fighters and diplomats, the courageous Oslyn!

Oslyn are mystical fighters who attempt to keep peace in all the Known Kingdoms. They are taught at the mighty Glass Tower where they learn to use a special ability that acts as a sixth sense. Their Heart’s Eye. This is NOT Magi study. It is enhancing one’s spiritual ability to sense danger near by, along with heightening all senses and physical abilities until their utmost potential is reached. After several winters in the Glass Tower where they have spent all their time preparing, they embark on a journey. This year long adventure training outside the Glass Tower will determine their leadership, sacrifice of themselves, and maintaining the peace. A prime example is during the Canodria – Medoic conflict. Oslyn were sent out to have peaceful negotiations with King Forlmorlaine of Canodria and King Tharster of Medoic. So, during times of crisis, the Oslyn will always be there. All together, they’re kinda like the Jedi of Tarune  haha.

So from last week, in contrast to the Vipers, the Oslyn are more peaceful and tend to negotiate better than the Vipers, the trained killers. Two different ideals, the killer and diplomat. But in the end, they come together. Corwyn and Reese solve the challenging issues that continuously endanger Velladriana, they come together and work it out. This shows that everyone can coexist despite nuances or extreme differences.

See ya next week!

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