The Legend of Paul Bunyan

June 28th is Paul Bunyan Day.  The legend of Paul Bunyan says that Paul was an incredibly large man who could cut down a tree with a single swing from his axe. He and his blue ox, Babe, shaped the landscape in many ways, such as creating the Land of 10,000 Lakes with their footprints […]

Sun and Shade

The short dwarf squinted, pain shooting through her eyes as she tried to make out the distant spot on the horizon. There was something darker there…maybe and antelope or a person approaching? After a futile few moments, she whispered three words, clasping the fossil that hung from a leather strap she wore. She felt the […]

Sidney from Nowhere

Sidney carefully peeled the wide strip of dough from the pile, using it to complete a smooth layer of dough in the rectangular pan. Next, a layer of sauce. Meat. Cheese. Another layer of meat, just in case. The layer was getting thick, so Sidney spread some more pasta strips on it, careful to pick […]

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 […]