The Veterans

Tori’s heavy boots clicked together as she marched out into the bright sunlight. A lineup in the town square. Row 2. Three teenagers shook, their agitation evident in the trembling of their hands and the tense set of shoulders that did not quite fill out their armor. Yet more young ones filed into the rows, […]

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The Crier

Gayle stuffed her head into her pillows, trying desperately to ignore the sound of the bell. Damion had been up every day before sunset, waking the whole village while he was at it. As the bell continued to echo through the streets, the town crier, Alexa, began calling out her morning greeting, “Orcs spotted in […]

King Orwen m-ruh Ekrilkop

“Maybe we will find more friends outside!” “Wow, this place is massive.” “Whoa, what is this place?” The deadpan voice crunches in. “As I said, safe outside.” Five adventurers stare in awe at the sight before them, the great city of Ketchka Tsendsi. The city is housed in a great cavern. Many enormous square pillars […]

A Cold Pact

Guest-Posted by Ian, a Friend and Supporter of Standish Writes Image under Creative Commons License from Forgotten Realms Wiki. His knees hit the cold stone floor with a painful thump as he bent his head submissively to the High Priest, Kayne. As he listened, a light shone harshly through the stained-glass windows, illuminating the figure […]

Safe Outside the Maze

Ivaz’s eyes widen in awe.
Jastra Srinshee blinks rapidly, then turns around to look back towards the maze.
For once, the bard is at a loss for clever words, “Whoa, what is this place?”

The deadpan and least clever of the group unwittingly accents their unsettled emotions… “As I said, safe outside.”

The Maze of Ketchka Tsendsi

You feel a blistering heat on your skin. Bright light consumes you, and then nothing. Warm air presses in around you, intensifying the feverish feeling beneath your skin. Your eyes slit open. At least you think they are open, as they are met by blackness. Gradually, you begin to make out your surroundings. In front […]

The Heroes of Ketchka Tsendsi

A tabaxi with a mysterious past and an inability to pass up a chance to make a nuisance of herself.

A gunslinger with a cat allergy and tinkering skills that could stand to be improved.

A winter eladrin elf with a disconcerting affinity for death.

A drow whose language bites quickly but acerbically.

A warforged whose incomprehension of social situations is comical at times and dangerous at others.

The Best and Worst Characters: The Copper Elf

You sit staring at a blank character sheet, grieving for the loss of your first character. A first character is a special, irreplaceable personality that can never be forgotten. He is a precious snapshot of a moment in your life in which you thought a certain way and desired a certain thing. He was immortal, […]