A Speech from a Paladin to the New Class

What a Paladin is has changed much over the years. Once we were mighty warriors of the Holy cause, champions of the Gods and those they blessed to walk among us as their Avatars. We all know how that turned out, and I am sure I do not need to explain why we are not that any more. While some Chapters of our Order still cling to the old ways and the ideals of the Gods, we true Paladins have moved on, stout in the belief that although the Gods and their Avatars were a lie, the Holy cause was not.

Well, not a Holy cause any longer. When the truth was revealed we were rightly reviled, the many kingdoms, empires and free peoples of this world unable to pick us apart from the Masters we once served. But we true Paladins saw what had happened and turned our might against those we had served and fought hard to save this world, and it was that action alone that allowed the Paladin Order to survive. If only was had turned earlier, but hindsight is a pointless endeavour and we must never wash away the sins we committed.Read More »

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What the Hell is Happening?

Firstly, apologies for the lateness of this post; if I am honest I wrote one a week ago but rather than publishing it here sent it in as an article for another place I work. Luckily people know I am a little stressed after the whole dental fiasco (a story for another day) and laughed it off. Still, things have happened and I want to tell you about them!Read More »

Shaded Dragon – Working Post Wk 2

I have been asking the people I am working for if I can share a bit more about what we are doing and how we are doing it. I understand this will be boring for most, but if I can offer even one person a little distraction with these posts I will be happy.

They said I could but with a list of caveats. No trade secrets, no actual jokes, nothing that could get anyone into trouble. There are more but those cover most of them.

For those who don’t know I am working with a team of 15 (was 20, 5 are already gone) writers trying to create a new TV show. Our only guideline was Fantasy Comedy. We have roughly 8 weeks (6 after this) to come up with an idea, flesh it out with characters, locals, story arcs etc and then sketch out 10 episodes.Read More »

The Shaded Dragon – First History Outline

The Shaded Dragon sits atop a large tree laden hill on the outskirts of the known kingdoms. It is not just one building, but rather a hodgepodge campus of buildings from various ages and cultures. The origins of the buildings are mainly lost to time and can only be spotted in the most fringe of folklore.

The origins of The Shaded Dragon are however much more clear cut. In a world inhabited by heroes there should be a place where they can go when they decide to hang up their armour for the last time. A paradise if you will, full of buxom wenches (and the most studly of males), a large bar with the finest of ales on tap (and of course wine and other beverages!), and stuffed to the rafters with the best medical care these heroes deserve. It is believed that this version of The Shaded Dragon lasted only a few months or, more precisely, until the first bill for running such a place was received by those picking up the tab.Read More »