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Re: THE ZENA SCROLLS: CHAPTER I



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zena - 10:11pm Jun 9, 2002 ET (#309 of 330)

"Agere Sequitur Esse"

Home

Evergreen went to Zena and Little Gabby, and looking at the pair as a most treasured possession,said, "It ends here, it begins here. Let's go home." "I'm with you," Zena said, "let's get as far away from these Romans as we can. I hear that in Melodia there's a contest for peace. How's your singing?"

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phalon - 11:59pm Jun 9, 2002 ET (#310 of 330)

The Guardian

Phalon stood on the edge of the forest overlooking what was once the Roman camp, now a bloody battle ground. A great feeling of melancholy came over her. The war was over. Who won? And at what cost?

Phalon shook her head and turned to Agapanthus at her side. "I will miss you", she said to the horse. "We have become good friends, you and I. It is time though, to return you to Cyrene's." Cyrene's Tavern and Inn. By the gods, how long had it been since she had delivered that wounded man there and had borrowed Agapanthus to ride off and join the fight? Days? Weeks? It seemed as if it were an eternity, a life time ago. How far they had all come, and how far they still had to go.

Phalon had made up her mind last night, before the war cry was given. If she was to make it through the battle, she was going home afterwards. They say you can never go home, and it had been twenty-some years since she left that day, shortly after the slaughter of her beloved. But she was going to try. Oh, she had heard bits and pieces of news over the years, mostly from wanderers like herself, who had passed through the village of her youth. She knew that her brother had taken over the family's shop, after her father had gone to the Elysian Fields some-odd years ago. Her brother was now married with grown children of his own. Her mother, she heard, was alive and well, but never quite got over the child who so abruptly and painfully left home.

Before she was to begin her journey, there was one piece of unfinished business to which she needed to attend. Phalon reached into her pouch and pulled out the necklace. She held it up, letting the talisman dangle from it's silver chain intertwined within her fingers. The emerald shone and began to radiate the now familar green light to which Phalon had grown accustomed. A face began to emerge in the glow.

"I've been waiting for you, Phalon."

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phalon - 12:29am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#311 of 330)

The Guardian, (cont.)

"I've been waiting for you, Phalon. Do you know you I am?"

"The wounded man I brought to Cyrene's Tavern. The man from my vision who wiped away Puella's painful memories when she was a young girl. You are one and the same. I know who you are. You are Puella's Guardian."

"Yes. I am the Guardian of the Necklace and of those who wear it.

Phalon, it was not by chance that it was you, who found me laying wounded in that village. Though my wounds were not mortal, I was an old man. My time had come to leave this world for another. I have chosen you. Rather the powers of the necklace have chosen you. I am passing on the guardianship to you. Put the necklace on, Phalon. Keep it until it's rightful owner is ready."

"But, I don't know....."

"You will know. It will find it's way back to whom it belongs --- it always does."

Phalon put the silver chain with it's emerald bull around her neck, and for one brief instant, before she turned to leave, her eyes flashed a brilliant green light.

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xwpfan - 01:32am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#312 of 330)

Unbearable News

Puella knelt beside me her hands were shaking as she broke the unbearable news, Hippolyta was dead. Puella tried to explain that for some unknown reason Hippolyta had attacked Evergreen. Puella grasped my hand harder, her voice quivered as she whispered, Xwpfan I am so sorry.. I began to tremble.

"Hippolyta is dead." I had known before she had said the words, but hearing them made it real.

My body began to shake and to quiver I wanted to pass out, but I still had one charge to look after, Solaria. My golden child. I wanted so much for her.. and yet there she was in my arms slowly dying. I could hear her rasping for breath ,I looked down in Solaria's eyes and saw the light in them growing dim.. there was a single tear rolling down her cheek, I caught it and held it in the palm of my hand. I whispered it's okay to let go, I understand, but I didn't not really. Solaria must of seen the pain in my eyes for with her final breath she gave me one last gift, she called me mother.

I sat there unable to move. My life's work,my life efforts gone in a single day. My skills as a warrior had not saved them, My prayers were of no use. What had I done to make Artmeis so mad at me? Why not take me instead of those I loved and cared for?

I screamed and cried and screamed some more. I was beyond comfort, beyond all grief. I had nothing left. My charges were dead, my sisters were going off separate ways, my leg would never be the same again and my horse was lost.. I felt alone and abandoned. What did I have left to live for?

As I thought those words I felt a warm hand on my shoulder, it was Puella. I couldn't even smile at her presence. I just fell into her open arms and sobbed. I cried until I threw up and I cried some more.

I had cried so hard my eyes were nearly swollen shut. I could barely see my friend but I could feel her presence. She softly hummed a haunting tune as she started to clean Solaria and prepare her for the funeral Pyre.

The melody was soft and sweet, my eyes grew heavy with every word, the emotional and physical stresses of the day had caught up with me. Puella stopped what she had been doing, laid a bed roll out, sat down and patted the bedroll, "Come ,come rest awhile. I won't leave you."

I closed my eyes and dreamed of my charges.

There was a vision of Vasca begging me to step into her very first snare trap and how I hung for nearly half a day til she figured out how to get me down without ruining her precious snare trap.

I dreamed of Solaria and how she got into her first fight because of me and my lineage, Hippolyta had told her I wasn't really of this tribe that I was an outsider. Solaria was clearly overmatched by Hippolyta, but Solaria still swung at Hippolyta trying to defend my lineage. How fiercely loyal she was. It had taken over three candlemarks to get her to believe that Hippolyta was half right. My great great grandmother had hailed from Ireland but had been adopted by an amazon and that my grandmother and mother were both artisans in this tribe.

My last dream was dark and foreboding. Hippolyta was screaming "Death to the Romans! Around her there was bodies and blood everywhere. I tried to reach out to her and she rebuffed me.

" Stay away from me, you can't tell me what to do any more!" With that she killed yet another Roman. She was mad with blood lust,killing anything that got in her way or tried to tell her what to do....

Then the family crest I had taken off the solider covered over her face. I woke up screaming....



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gabbyfan4ever - 02:38am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#313 of 330)


Aint no Mountain High Enough

Little Gabbyfan stood on the battlefield with her arm through Zena's, and her head resting on her mother's shoulder. She had seen more bloodshed that day than she had ever imagined to see in her entire life. But they had won. The loss of life on both sides weighed heavy on Gabbyfan's soul, and was shown in her tears. She knew, however, that the Amazon Nation had stood valiently against the odds, and fought for the future of the tribe. Though the war was over, it had seemed to last for an eternity.

Little Gabbyfan had slept contentedly the night before the war for the first time since she had been at home, in her own bed. When she awoke the next morning a feeling of determination pervaded her. She would fight for her Nation, for, if she survived, what would be her new home. Gabbyfan was neither cocky, or too laidback, but knew she had found her place no matter the outcome of this day.

Before the battle began little gabby made sure to give all her friends a hug of encouragment, and in some cases, of goodbye. In the back of her mind, Gabbyfan hoped Leara had come out of her daze. She didn't want the woman to be defenseless in the oncoming war. Especially due to a blow to the head by Gabbyfans own staff in a fit of rage.

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gabbyfan4ever - 02:39am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#314 of 330)

Cont.

Gabbyfan was given a new staff to replace the one she had lost at the Roman camp. The little warrior knew she was not skilled in sword-handling, and she had been told carrying one would only make her a target, by the warrior-bard Gabrielle. Who had been recieved this same advice from the great warrior princess, Xena.

THe call to war was fast approaching, and little gabby went to stand with her mother. When the signal was heard the cry "To a Strong Amazon Nation" reverberated throughout the Amazons as they ran to their destiny. Gabbyfan stuck close to her mother during the battle, and kept one eye on her. Zena had tried to order her back to the woods, but that was one command she couldn't follow. She would fight with her family no matter the outcome. For a moment gabby caught a glimpse of the Queen and her second Lucystar fighting, and was awed at their skill.

The fighting had continued off and on all day, and at each lull Gabbyfan made sure all her friends were alive, spurred by a fear of losing someone else she loved. Late in the battle she saw Hippolyta get knocked down by a Roman and lose her sword . Gabbyfan got to her in time to block his potentially fatal blow. She took his legs out from under him with her staff, and sent him sprawling to the ground, knocking him unconcious. Hippolyta looked up at Gabbyfan shocked and frozen for a moment, while gabby gave her a cool stare in return. The little Amazon tore away from Hippolyta's stare, picked up her sword, and handed it back to her. With that the little warrior made her way back to Zena, sending Romans flying out of her path.

The battle waged on thoughout the day, until finally the Romans could fight no longer. Utterly defeated the Roman army was either dead, dying, or had fled. Gabbyfan practically fell into Zena's arms, completely exhausted both mentally and physically. No sooner than she had thought the day was finished, gabby recieved a shock when she looked up to see Hippolyta standing over Evergreen with her sword ready to strike. Zena tried to warn EG, but the Amazon was shocked into stillness. With no thought other than protect her sister, gabbyfan picked up a bow and sent an arrow into Hippolyta that sent her slumped to the ground where Evergreen finished it.

Gabbyfan couldn't move. The same Amazon she had saved from the enemy earlier that same day, was now dead, with an arrow in her from gabbyfans bow. While she did not kill her with the shot, she could have, and her blood innocence would have been wiped out as easy as that. The thing was, gabbyfan would do it again. The little Amazon stayed frozen until Zena came and gathered her up in her comforting arms, as silent tears rolled down gabby's face.

As dusk was fast approaching, Gabbyfan stood reflecting on her life. The little warriors whole world had been completely turned upside down in only a few days. She had lost her family, but had recieved an entire nation in return. When she thought she didn't have anything left, she gained a mother who was willing to die for her, and gabbyfan would do the same. She missed her family, and always would. But she did not miss her old life. She knew where she belonged now.

And as the last tear of the day fell away, so did Little Gabbyfan's old life. The little warrior affectionately hugged her mother Zena like a small child, and she looked ahead to the future with her, wherever that may be.



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Joxcenia - 04:05am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#315 of 330)

I Came... I Saw... I Went Home! lol

What Goes Up... Must Come Down!

Joxcenia lay back in a nice groove in a tree branch and rested her eyes. She thought about her vision and how it led her to Greek Fire. Artemis had said that using the Greek Fire and destroying the Roman's weapons was the only way they would win the battle. It was urgent that she got this information to the Queen. Then they needed to find the one among them that could give them the whereabouts of the Roman weapons so that they could steal what they needed and destroy what they didn't.

As Joxcenia pondered all this, she drifted off to sleep. In her dream, she heard the beating of the Amazon drums and the voices of her sisters singing of their past triumphs over their enemies. She glared up at the moon and demanded it give up its secrets, but it only scowled at her. She found herself being lifted up into the air by unseen hands... 'What the...' she wondered. 'Does the moon have the power to do this to me?' She flew higher and higher above the trees, and struggled to release herself before she reached the stars. Suddenly she stopped moving upward and instead found herself being forced downward at an alarmingly fast rate of speed. She hit the ground with a "Thud!" and knew no more.

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"This will be the last tree for today," growled the Roman in charge. "Chop off the limbs and leave them where they lay, then drag the trunk back to camp."

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girlpower - 05:01am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#316 of 330)
Courage is not the absence of [sign in to see URL] the strength to conquer it.

Puella finds her family

Puella sits holding Xwpfan on her bedroll, as she wakes screaming from her sleep. Watching her, feeling her pain and sorrow, wishing I could make everything that happened this past day disappear. The war against the Roman’s was now over, but the aftermath is more then I can bear. The smell of blood and the sounds of the screams the smoke from the fires. I feel exactly as if I had been transported into my nightmares, but instead of me being the innocent I was the one guilty of causing such destruction. All three of Xwpfan’s girls were dead from the battle. Vasca faced death on the battlefield, Hippolyta died at the end of a sister’s blade and Solaria, Solaria died of an arrow meant for me. As I sit and comfort Xwpfan I feel responsible for her pain. That arrow was meant for me. Swaying slightly and humming a lullaby. This day has changed our lives forever, as I recall it I begin to cry…

I slept as soundly as I had ever remembered. No nightmares, only familiar faces entered my dreams. Faces of my new family, my dearest friends. Little Gabbyfan and her undaunted spirit. Xwpfan and her strength combined with a loving heart. Zena and her courage. Evergreen and her loyalty. Phalon and her wisdom. Among them I stand, my heart full of pride.

I awaken but do not move. I hear Xwpfan get up and hobble around. She limped her way over to where I lay, she brushed my hair back from my face and whispered, “Your friendship and loyalty have been the nicest surprise I've had in many a moon. I pray to Artemis that we will have many seasons to get to know each other better. Only the Gods know what will happen later this day, but I want you to know I am proud to call you my amazon sister and friend.” Her words cause me to smile, but there is no need to let her know I am awake. These words I hold close to my heart as I face the battle ahead. I watched as Xwpfan limped over to the three Amazons that she has asked me to care for in the event of her death. ‘Her legacy’ she called them. I have no intention of letting anything happen to her. She can finish the job raising them. I hear her parting words to them, “be safe and make me proud."

The battle was fierce, lasting the entire day. By my side was Solaria, I looked at her often as we fought. Her face showed the ache in her heart every time a soldier died by her sword. This has got to stop, there is no reason for this. No reason for Solaria’s heart to harden from a war that will never be won. We may win this battle but there will always be another legion to take it’s place, another Roman bent on extinguishing the lives of the Amazons. As I looked around and bodies lay everywhere, I begin walking towards Solaria. Dropping my sword I raise my arms to take her into an embrace. “Come young one your day of battle is over,” I say. She drops her sword as well and walks into my arms. Just as I wrapped my arms around her she gasped at the sight of something and pushed me to the ground. I watched as an arrow pierced her chest. She fell to the ground and I pulled her into my arms. “Nooo, Solaria Nooo.” I scream. She coughed and then whispered, “Mother, get my mother.” I laid her onto the ground and ran for Xwpfan.

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girlpower - 05:02am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#317 of 330)
Courage is not the absence of fear... but the strength to conquer it.

Puella finds her family II

I see Xwpfan, carrying Vasca’s dead body in her arms, tears flowing down her face. My heart sank at the sight. Trying to control the tears that cloud my eyes I look to the ground. My attempt to mask my feelings did not work, as soon as she saw me she asked. "Puella what's wrong?" I could barely speak, "It's Solaria, she took an arrow that was meant for me, it's bad and she is asking for you." She stared at me in disbelief and said, "Take me to her, NOW." Xwpfan ran with little thought to her wounded leg to Solaria’s side. She cradled her in her arms. I stood back watching them, giving them whatever time Solaria had left. Looking around the camp I see a Roman bow lying on the ground. Who ever held this bow was the one that shot Solaria. I vow to find whoever that is, and see that they are brought to justice. As I throw the bow to the ground a scout from Leara’s TAD approached me. The scout tells to me that there is an Amazon dead. A sword is sticking out of her. I follow the scout to find Hippolyta’s body. Evergreen’s sword sticking out of her chest. My mind was filled with only one thought. How can I tell Xwpfan that the last of her legacy is dead, and by the hands of Evergreen? I pulled the sword from her body and walked towards the scout. “Evergreen!” I scream. I gave the sword to the scout and told her, “hold onto this sword. I will ask for it later. Thank you.” I slowly walked back to Xwpfan.

I don’t even remember the words I spoke to her. I only remember her face, the pain in her heart could be seen by the blind. As Solaria lying in her arms spoke her last word. “Mother.” She lost control and began to sob. Standing there all I could think was, that arrow was meant for me. It is my fault that she is dead. I walked to Xwpfan and placed my hand on her shoulder, in effort to console her and plead for forgiveness. She fell into my arms. Throughout the night we sat together, until her eyes were so swollen she could barely see. I prepared Solaria for her funeral pyre. The honor I felt in my heart for this young warrior. She gave her life to save me. I began to hum a song of mourning. A song I hear in my dreams. Others begin to hum and sing it as well. I know now this is a song of the Amazons, a song of my family. Looking to Xwpfan in her bedroll, finally sleeping. I do not know what tomorrow will bring, but I do know we will face it together…



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zena - 08:48am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#318 of 330)

"Agere Sequitur Esse"

The Path Taken

The funeral pyres had burned out and the formal period of mourning was over. Zena felt unbearably grateful that many of her friends were still alive, her best friend was with her and her child was not lost to her.

The horses were loaded with the few possessions that they owned and the path to the sea opened wide before them. The world was ready for new adventures. Evergreen playfully punched at Zena’s head, and she ducked out of the way saying, “Hey! Keep your fist off my head. I’m going to take to wearing a helmet if you don’t back off.” Evergreen laughed and swung up into Whisperer’s saddle. “A helmet just for riding? Don’t be ridiculous. Let’s get started before the path gets crowded. Now let’s play the game.” Zena settled onto Ergo saddle and said, “Ok, are you animal, god or human?” “Human” “Agapanthus” “No, Agapanthus is Phalon’s horse.” “Oh. Are you living or dead?” “Living” “Male or female?” “Male” “Caesar.” “Nope” “Are you Greek?” “Yes.” “Herod” “No! Herod’s not Greek! Think harder!” “I can’t my head still hurts.” “Baby” “Not” “Are” The horses and their riders strolled on toward the sea and as they went they were joined by some of their friends.

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xwpfan - 11:12am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#319 of 330)

Saying Goodbye...

I awoke screaming. As my body wakened,for just a fleeting moment I was somewhere between reality and dreams. Not sure of what was dream and what was reality.I wished I could of stayed there... suspended from the conscious knowledge of my pain.

As I became more awake I could feel an uncommon heaviness in my heart and the look at Puella's face confirmed to me know losing Solaria, Vasca and Hippolyta wasn't a dream but my reality.

I tried to get up but my leg had once again stiffened. Puella helped me up. I looked into her eyes, there was so much pain and sorrow there not unlike my own.

I hobbled my way over to Solaria's body. Puella had done a beautiful job preparing her. Tears began to once again roll down my cheeks as I kissed the top of Solaria's head and whispered,"Thank you little one for giving yourself so valiantly, You died a hero but then again you were always a hero to me.

Although I have loved and cared for all my charges, it was you I grew to love the most. You were the daughter I never had. I will miss your laugh, your eagerness to please. The God's allowed me to love someone who was not of my flesh as if she were; for a season. In my heart, you ARE my daughter and will always be. I will make sure you are sent off as a daughter, a hero and a warrior, for to me you were all three.

I knew how brave you truly were,even if you didn't. That's why I sent you to protect Puella. I knew you would give your very life if necessary... and you did. Solaria,your name will live on, future sisters will know of your sacrifice and undying loyalty. I pray to someday see you again in the Elysian fields. For now I am comforted knowing you are free to battle no more."

I looked over to see that Puella's eyes were overflowing with tears. Puella cried," I killed her,it's my fault she's dead. That arrow was meant for me. Can you ever forgive me? I vow to you XWPfan I will kill whoever did this to her"

It was my turn to comfort her, I took her and my arms and said," Hush,I will have no such talk of guilt or vengeance on this day. There will be plenty to go around in the future. Solaria's death is not your fault!There is nothing to forgive,she did as I asked of her she was obeying my command, she fulfilled her duty. Had she not we'd be mourning you instead... and I could not bare that either.

No, my friend, you are not to blame. I know given a choice you would of sacrificed your life for hers. I believe that the fates have willed this day from the beginning. Why else would the Gods give me charge over three young women all so bright but oh so different.

I was given charge of a hero, a warrior and a traitor. It was in their hearts from the very beginning I just never really saw it... I was too busy trying to teach them the ways of the Amazons.

For Solaria and Vasca putting the sisterhood before anything else just came naturally to them... and today they have paid dearly with their lives.

Hippolyta was a different story, it was always how she could do it so much quicker,stronger,better... she was forever challenging me. I had no question in my mind she'd grow up to be a fierce warrior, but I never dreamed she'd purposely try to take a another sisters life.

Puella, as much as I loved her I can't let her be honored with Vasca and Solaria. As far as I am concerned Hippolyta betrayed the Amazon nation, her fellow sisters. She failed to live up to every lesson I ever taught her.I cannot proprely mourn her right now, I can no longer respect her. I just feel numb, beyond pain or reason. Just vastly empty and numb."

Puella softly nodded and then she whispered,"Do you want to say Goodbye to Vasca, they're preparing her now." I nodded.



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xwpfan - 11:14am Jun 10, 2002 ET (#320 of 330)

Saying [sign in to see URL] II

Vasca looked serene as if she was just asleep. I brushed a a stray hair back,her body was now stiff and cold. I felt a lump in my throat as I tried to say goodbye. I rested my head on her stomach as I whispered." It is said that the dead can hear our thoughts, so I just wanted you to know that wherever this life takes me I will always remember the you, my little warrior. You always tried extra hard because you were so afraid that you weren't good enough or brave enough to be an Amazon warrior. Today you answered your own questions.

Vasca you died a warriors death and you will be given a proper Amazon funeral. I will miss you always.. I am so proud of you." I kissed her forehead and nodded so that they could take her to lay next to Solaria.

Four of my Amazon sisters carefully lifted her body and slowly headed off. Puella and I followed in silence. I had no words left inside of me to speak.

As we approached I could see our sisters all adorned in ceremonial dress waiting to give Solaria and Vasca a proper funeral. I felt my legs give way bit Puella braced me and we continued forward.

I was handed a torch, but I limped over and grabbed a second torch and handed it to Puella and whispered,"For Solaria" Puella nodded with tears flowing down her face.

Then from somewhere deep inside the ancient melody of the ages stirred inside me and I opened my mouth and out flowed my grief and aanguish in the words of a song. My sisters added their voices, the melody was haunting and sorrowful and yet life affirming as we continued to sing I felt a lightness I had never known. I looked around the camp and through my tears I saw the people I loved and trusted the most grieving with me and for me.

I looked at each of them.I loved them all so much. They were my family, my reason for living,what would I do now with no one to care for? I wondered who would stay and who would off in their different directions and if they would always remember what happened here.

As the last notes hung in the air I looked over at Puella and we stepped forward as one to light the fires. The pryes lit with a whooosh and my sisters began a new song a song of life and [sign in to see URL] by one they stepped forward to hug me and console me. my heart was broken and yet full at the same time.

As the ceremony drew to a close I realized for the first time in my adult life I did not know where to call home. I felt lost and alone again.

Puella must of sensed my discord she squeezed my hand and said, "Whatever the future brings we'll face it together."

I was surveying our little makeshift camp one lasttime when I saw Leara leading Divine Retribution by the reigns towards me. Leara said with tears in her eyes," I am so sorry for your losses. I know nothing on earth can make up for what you've lost.. but I'd like to give you my horse. I know how much you love and care for her. I hope you don't mind but I renamed her Solaria."

I looked Leara deep in the eyes and for the first time I did not see an enemy [sign in to see URL] was not a day for enemies but for grieving. I took the reigns out of her outstreched hand and put them firmly in my own hand and simply said "Thank you Solaria would of loved that."

Puella whistled for her horse so that we could join some of the others, but her horse did not answer her call. Puella stood there shaking her head, perplexed.

I felt a small secret smile came to my lips as I said," Puella you have so much to learn! Remind me to teach you how to whistle for a Amazon horse!"

With that I let out a whistle and what came galloping up but her horse.

Puella laughed out loud and I could feel a hint of life's goodness creeping back into my life.

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EvergreenLM - 01:33pm Jun 10, 2002 ET (#321 of 30)
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No Bards, small dogs, horses, smelly Romans, or Lima Beans were harmed in the creation of this Scroll.



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leara - 02:06pm Jun 10, 2002 ET (#322 of 330)

Closure for Who Am I ?

The visions are strange and I confront them one by one. This is the truth that has been tormenting my soul for as long as I can remember. The Monster is who I really am by birth – A Roman. The tears begin to flow freely from years of uncertainty, the not knowing what to believe about the past or who I am. In the end it comes down to who you choose to be I had chose many times not to give in to the destructive forces that raged within me. I have performed mostly good deeds for the benefit of others.

I awaken to see my scout has found me and is now caring for the lump on my head. I start to speak “I am a Roman, not just playing a part. I was born to a prominent Roman family but left when I was a small child with my sister Evergreen and her Amazon mother. My mother Madula, left me with the Tribe of the Trees to raise me. They met an untimely end by a warlord. I met back with Madula and you know the rest. Come now the battle is in full swing we must fight for the Amazons and Madula. I think that they may seek their revenge on me as I am their sworn Enemy. I do not fear this, All things will happen as they are supposed to.” My scout helps me to my feet and we head down to get a few Romans of our own.

We join in the battle and for a change the looks I am receiving are not the hate and mistrust of before they are almost a smile of approval. It helps to calm the dread that I am killing my own kind- well those who share my blood. Any predator will eat it’s young in times of desperation and hardship these dogs have brought this fate down on their own heads. My eye does not feel sorry for any of them any longer and my hate is fueled by the losses of the Amazons.

As Scout and I fight through the camp my friends of TAD lie dead and bleeding they who have followed me to their own peril. I want us to fight together I have been away for so much of the battle preparations. The Romans have no heart left to fight because they are mostly dead. In the twilight I order that they are to board the ship and go home not to looking back. I am staying here or will wander up north to my homeland.

It is easy to slip down through the camp the remaining Romans think me a friend and so do the Amazons. I make my way through the camp my stomach sickens with the smell of blood and stench of death that fills the air. There is nothing exalting or beautiful about the carnage that has taken place today.

I make my way back to the place of the Amazon camp and hear the news of the fallen sisters. Despite the rage that has come between us I my heart aches for Xwpfan she has now lost a large part of her family. I remember the feeling all to well, I must try to comfort her. I give to her Madula’s fine stallion knowing that he will be well cared for and loved. I offer the Sword of Madula a fine silver piece to Puella as a true Amazon she has more right to it than I.

Me well I never really know where I am going and sure can’t plan anything once I get there. The one true thing is : The path of right must be followed no matter the cost and your true friends and family will always find you.

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xwpfan - 05:13pm Jun 11, 2002 ET (#323 of 330)

Not the end - a new beginning awaits....

Dear Bards and Scroll fans, the story has not ended, merely it's first chapter. Please,feel welcome to join us as a reader, a writer or both in in the continuing saga of the Zena Scrolls- The Re-building of a Nation.

Just to let you know it is our intention from time to time to add some sort of post here, to keep the folder open for all those who desire to read our tale.

For my fellow bards, let us pray that the Gods shine upon us and allow our new adventures to be pleasing to both reader and writer.

To continue with the tale as reader or writer just click on the folder for "The Zena Scroll- Re-building a Nation"

Thanks again.

To a Strong Amazon Nation.



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leara - 07:33pm Jun 14, 2002 ET (#324 of 330)

Little Update

I, Leara, think that I am going to wait until you settle on a site to decide what exactly to do. I am not sure how I am going to return to the Amazons. I think I will just hang out in the meadow a while longer. I think the scroll will survive a two place divided plot for a little while.

I have to be out of town for a while next week and am best served to sit still. Keeping LS company until QS returns and they return from vacation.

Since I have only my Roman clothing and no money, an encounter with BW will prove interesting, since she hates them as much as I did/do.

I am still working on the how to show up. I seem to be too preoccupied with other things to think straight about it. My usual methods of inspiration are taking longer than usual.

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blackwolf - 07:52pm Jun 14, 2002 ET (#325 of 330)

Gee, Leara, how did you guess about my loathing for Romans (evil laughter) I didn't think I was that obvious Anyway, don't worry about meeting up with me. I like to investigate stuff before I pass judgement. I was going to let the Roman soldiers live if I hadn't heard they were going to tell Caesar about the recent loss. Well, at least their chances for living would have better.

BW

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xwpfan - 08:24pm Jun 17, 2002 ET (#326 of 330)

Update

So far on the Zena Scrolls Re-Building a Nation we have for characters: Xwpfan, Puella, Leara, J'mea, Black wolf, Red, Lucystar and hopefully soon Queen Saxy.

Please any of you looking to join please feel free to do so..(hint hint Z-fan lol ) and we hope for the return of our beloved friends, Zena, Evergreen and Phalon to the Zena scrolls.

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blackwolf - 01:42am Jun 26, 2002 ET (#327 of 330)

My character

In case anyone wants to know, my character is 5'7, has really short brown hair, hazel eyes, isn't overly muscular but can pass easily for a young man. I wear soft, black leather boots, a black tunic, and my belt is also black (go figure) with a running wolf as the clasp. My only other accessories are my horse and sword. My horse, Lukos, is a palomino and stands 15 hands high. My sword is kept in a black sheath at my side (I might be going a little bit overboard with all of this black, but it's my second favorite color, and it blends well with the darkness that the forest provides). Exactly what my sword looks like will be discussed later (hopefully).

BW

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girlpower - 06:44am Jul 7, 2002 ET (#328 of 330)
Courage is not the absence of fear... but the strength to conquer it.

Girlpower also known as, GP, also known as, Puella Virium, also known as, Galasia Penthesilea's character has completely evolved during the writing of these scrolls.

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zena - 10:24pm Jul 22, 2002 ET (#329 of 330)
"Agere Sequitur Esse"

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xwpfan - 12:14am Aug 2, 2002 ET (#330 of 330)

Say what you mean, mean what you say.

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