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02-21-99 09:39 AM ET (US)
Today I must tell you of the one called Amast, a man who lived in times now long past. He was of the Malani people, who, in his time were subject to slavery and degradation. His father was born a slave, as was his brother. He the elder, was smuggled from the farm where his family were held when he was still a babe. Raised by a white man in the land of the exiles he grew up hated and ridculed by all but one man. When he was just fourteen he was indoctrined with the Corum, a race of ghost like creatures, born of the Other World. They told him they would free his people. They promised him unity of the lands. They lied.
But before he discovered the truth he became a thief. The first 'Taffer Legend', you could say. He was worshipped by the underworld and hated by the rest. And this, my friends, is how it all began:-
"Darn waste of time, if you ask me."
And so, fellow taffers, know that even the most careless may rise to greatness.
***May the eternal shadow mask your way***
02-22-99 02:44 AM ET (US)
kewl - i like.
02-22-99 01:14 PM ET (US)
If anyone wants me to extend the legend say aye, if not say nay. I'll check at the weekend and decide whether or not to keep going. (No one at TTLg objects to me doing this, do they?)
02-22-99 02:25 PM ET (US)
i doubt they mind but...Digital Nightfall was looking for stories to put on his home page so when you get done with it, send it to him =p
02-22-99 06:20 PM ET (US)
I say "Aye", I like it.
02-22-99 09:22 PM ET (US)
aye, aye likes it, cadfael-style
02-23-99 06:48 AM ET (US)
Aye says aye (sorry Cadfael)
02-23-99 02:28 PM ET (US)
Okay, I know I said I'd wait until the weekend but I've had a little thought and if I don't write it down I'll probably forget it.
And if anyone has any little sayings for the endings I could work with I'd appreciate it if you could let me know.
Amast rubbed at the dull ache in his hip, even though the wound was
many months healed. He had learnt a hard lesson that first night and
always he would bare the scars to prove it. The second arrow had caught
him accross his back. He still didn't know how he'd managed to
"Beware the shadows you hold to your bossom, for one day they may go for your heart." You have been warned.
[This message has been edited by Jyre (edited February 23, 1999).]
02-24-99 04:45 AM ET (US)
Aye aye says Aye
02-24-99 06:20 AM ET (US)
Ooohh ... scary!
That's actually pretty darn good, Jyre. I hope to see more. As long as Amast doesn't end up saving the world.
02-24-99 08:47 AM ET (US)
Aye, tell forth your tale, Jyre!
02-25-99 06:48 AM ET (US)
I've boobed. His name's actually Amran, not Amast. Sorry about that.(I'll go back and fix it later) I got him confused with one of my other characters. And no, he's not going to 'Save The World'
I'd like to apologise for all of this being out of order (chronolgical, that is) but it's taken me a little while to figure out exactly how he escaped. If you remember he'd just snatched up the ruby, been shot in the hip and a guard was drawing bead on him.
Amran's legs buckled underneath him as the shock of the wound hit home.
The air whistled above his head. Agony sliced across his back as the
second arrow tore through a layer of skin. Amran ducked and rolled,
heading for the shadows cast by the upper floor's balcony. His back
slammed into something solid, sending more waves of agony through his
body. Just as he was head was clearing the 'wall' behind him gave way and
he found himself tumbling backwards, arms flaying and legs
Amran groaned and rolled over. Pain sliced through his hip, bringing
him fully awake. He blinked in the semi-darkness, momentarily
disorientated. Was he drunk? It certainly felt like had one hell of a
hangover! He rubbed his hand against his aching hip. When it came up
sticky with congealed blood the memories came flooding back.
"There are times when light serves where shadows cannot."
[This message has been edited by Jyre (edited February 25, 1999).]
02-25-99 11:07 AM ET (US)
I've wrote another little diddy called Into The Dark which is going to be featuring on DN's website when he gets round to it. It might have to be done as a download 'cos of it's size.
02-26-99 01:49 PM ET (US)
Who thinks I should give A Taffer Legend it's own website?
[This message has been edited by Jyre (edited February 27, 1999).]
02-27-99 02:11 PM ET (US)
A Taffer Legend is now at www.alkatan.freeserve.co.uk
02-27-99 07:12 PM ET (US)
Watch it, girl! You could get accused of literature.
02-28-99 07:16 AM ET (US)
Is that so bad ?
After reading some of the posts here I'm beginnig to feel rather inadiquate on the thieving side .
[This message has been edited by Jyre (edited February 28, 1999).]
02-28-99 10:37 AM ET (US)
You know that you are talented.
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