Runequest Thursday #94 - Fiction - To Tweak the Nose of the Red Goddess! So last weekend, we finally got to play Runequest and try out some of the material that I had been writing for the past several weeks for the
The Spotted Beast: Chapter 1, A High Value Target continued (2) Things are not getting better for our hero. As if the shock of losing his legs is not enough, now Jake is hallucinating. Or is he? It seems so real, and it reeks of wood smoke, herbs, and unwashed old men. Do hallucinations...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 4: Going-Forth of Gaspard du Nord Following is the fourth chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This...
Hajji Baba Chapter XXVII: Of the Preparations Made by the Chief Physician to Receive the Shah as His Guest, and the Great Expense Which Threatened Him "Hajji," he said, What is to be done in this difficult case? I have received a hint, that the king expects...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 3: Testimony of the Monks Following is the third chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. This engaging and lurid story...
'The Spotted Beast' Chapter 1: A High Value Target, Continued Things are not going well for our hero. But at least he is safe and sound in an Army hospital. Or is he? Things are getting weird to say the least.  How about the captain's good idea? Maybe not so good for some. And our...
'The Spotted Beast' Chapter 1: A High Value Target This is an alternate history in which our hero, Jake Charloe, is drawn back to what I believe was the pivotal year for the native peoples of America 1634. It was in this year that the French Jesuits led by the intrepid Jean de Brebeuf (aka le...
Chapter XXVI: The History of the Beautiful Zeenab, the Curdish Slave (Part 2) Nothing, however, could stop the volubility of his wife, or calm her rage.From her husband she fell on Zeenab, and from Zeenab she returned again to her husband, until she foamed at the mouth. She was not...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 2: Gathering of the Dead Following is the second chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France.
Chapter XXVI: The History of the Beautiful Zeenab, the Curdish Slave (Part 1) It is very certain that I never looked up to any one as my mother; but was brought up at hazard among our women, and that my earliest friend was a foal, that live as an inmate with us. It was born in the very...
'Colossus of Ylourgne' Chapter 1: Flight of the Necromancer Following is the first chapter of "Colossus of Ylourgne," a 1934 novella by author Clark Ashton Smith that is set in his land of Averoigne, a dark fantasy version of a medieval province in southern France. Suffice it to say that...
Chapter XXV: The Lovers Meet Again and are Very Happy. Hajji Baba Sings. "Come, Hajji," said she, "banish all fear; no one is here but Zeenab, and if our luck is good, we may have the whole day to ourselves. I have barred all the doors; and should anyone come, you will have time...

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