Dark Flame Discussion Thread II

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Dark Flame Discussion Thread II

Postby Gwalchmai » Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:52 pm

Thantor once said, “I thought I would open a place where, for those who are interested, we could talk a bit about the Dark Flame story. Not so much about story ideas, since that could tend to ruin the spontaneity of the dynamic, but for things like the direction the story is going in, general observations, loose ends people would like to see tied up, etc.” He meant Dark Flame-oriented spam, pure and simple. ;) Since [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9955&highlight=Dark+Flame"]that topic[/url] was recently (prematurely) closed, it seems a second discussion thread is needed. Here it is. :D

This begs the question, “Who are The Order of the Dark Flame?” The answer to that lies within the many pages of five previous story threads, created through an amazing amalgam of writers and friends. This amalgam is in a constant state of flux, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the story someday took on a life of its own. In fact, even as I write, several new additions have come on the scene; whether they can survive the Dark Flames, only time will tell.

On that subject, I would like to reiterate something I had once said about the story:

We have gone to great pains to weave a rich tapestry, a history, a tall tale, set loosely in the world of Baldur’s Gate II and D&D. ‘Loosely’ being the key word here. We have a particular tone, a flavor, a voice, which combines some the best elements of personal fantasy, adventure, drama, romance, humor, and action. Often, the story becomes improbable and tongue-in-cheek. We also have an important background story that is unfolding in a kinetic or biological way (it has a life of its own)(but we often deviate). Consequently, I would now like to strongly suggest that new writers who wish to introduce new characters into our story should read as much of the previous story as they can stomach. The story started deep in the bowels of the great discussion thread of [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2188&highlight=Anomen"]Anomen[/url] in the BGII forum, but really took shape in [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10666&highlight=Harem"]The Harem Tent[/url] here in SYM. [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11036&highlight=Dark+Flame"]The Order of the Dark Flame[/url] is 34 pages of pure story, and [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11239&highlight=Dark+Flame"]Order of the Dark Flame: The Adventures Continue[/url] should be required reading. The current story line may be found in [url="http://www.gamebanshee.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11223&highlight=Dark+Flame"]The Order of the Dark Flame: Book 5[/url].

We put our hearts and souls into much of this work, our families and work responsibilities have been neglected. Please read our work. You might enjoy it. You’ll also find that this isn’t your typical hack-and-slash, look-at-my-neat-armor-and-powerful-sword kind of story. We deal more in interpersonal relationships, gender issues, surprising situations, culinary delights, and explorations into the human (or demi-human) psyche. Serious drama, thrilling action, disparaging remarks, jabs, bad puns, and lame attempts at humor are par for the course, all in a light-hearted, fun way.


Many of the relationships between characters in the story are enriched by relationships between the writers that developed while posting on the SYM forum. New-comers are welcome, and we look forward to getting to know both the writers and their characters better. Please feel free to chat, either here, or elsewhere in SYM. :)

Now, did someone remember to grab all that booze from the other discussion thread? :eek: :D

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That there; exactly the kinda diversion we coulda used.

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Postby Mysteria » Sat Jan 12, 2002 12:11 am

Here's the booze. Really, you could have moved it too, my imps weren't happy about having to move all these caskets again :D
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Postby Gwalchmai » Sat Jan 12, 2002 12:20 am

Considering the effort I went to to find those links for the opening post, I was just too exhausted to move the liquor as well. :p
That there; exactly the kinda diversion we coulda used.

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Postby dragon wench » Sat Jan 12, 2002 1:49 am

speaking of those links.....

I think I will try to find the time to put all the books onto a cd rom..... :) Like everyone else, I do not want to see the rich tapestry we have all woven deleted.
[SPOILER]testingtest12[/SPOILER][SIZE="1"]Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

[SPOILER]testingtest12[/SPOILER][color="Silver"].......All those moments ... will be lost ... in time ... like tears in rain.[/size][/color]

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Postby Nippy » Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:39 am

Originally posted by Gwalchmai:
<STRONG>Considering the effort I went to to find those links for the opening post, I was just too exhausted to move the liquor as well. :p </STRONG>


You see Gwally? Thats the problem with being old. Now why don't you get a pipe and rest your back you old man you! ;) ;) :p :D
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Postby GandalfgalTTV » Sat Jan 12, 2002 3:24 pm

About my post: It's the best I could come up with, I'm lacking both time and inspiration. :(

@All new writers: Nice to meet you all :) And I agree with Gwalchmai, reading the previous threads is both great reading and necessary to understand everything that's happening.

@All old writers: nice battle. :cool:

@All: now let's use all that alcohol, we sure have enough. ;) :D

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Postby Aegis » Sat Jan 12, 2002 9:36 pm

Originally posted by dragon wench:
<STRONG>speaking of those links.....

I think I will try to find the time to put all the books onto a cd rom..... :) Like everyone else, I do not want to see the rich tapestry we have all woven deleted.</STRONG>


Hey DW, if you do that sort of thing, when pasting them all in documents, could you email me a copy? I want to read this, but don't have the time online to do so.

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Postby Gwalchmai » Sat Jan 12, 2002 11:31 pm

Originally posted by Gandalfgal The Talking Variant:
<STRONG>About my post: It's the best I could come up with, I'm lacking both time and inspiration. :(

@All old writers: nice battle. :cool: </STRONG>


Your post is fine. I enjoyed it. ;)

That was a nice battle. I love it when everything comes together like that. :D
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Postby Nippy » Sun Jan 13, 2002 4:17 am

Originally posted by Gwalchmai:
<STRONG>Your post is fine. I enjoyed it.

That was a nice battle. I love it when everything comes together like that. </STRONG>



I have to agree, what is going on!? :eek: :D

Seriously, all of these writers are extremely talented, when we write, everyone clicks off of each other. :)

@ Aegis, nice entrance, welcome! :)

@ Der-Draigen, your name reminds me of The Dragon, I have a feeling that I know what you are... ;)

Above all, welcome to the new guys, it's nice to have you on board, fresh blood is good blood... :D :D
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Postby Mysteria » Sun Jan 13, 2002 5:06 am

Originally posted by Nippy:
<STRONG>
Above all, welcome to the new guys, it's nice to have you on board, fresh blood is good blood... :D :D </STRONG>



Fresh blood, eh? Hope you're not planning to turn into a vampire ... brrr. :D

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Postby Aegis » Sun Jan 13, 2002 9:20 am

Originally posted by Mysteria:
<STRONG>
Fresh blood, eh? Hope you're not planning to turn into a vampire ... brrr. :D

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With Nips, none can be too sure... :D

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Postby Gwalchmai » Sun Jan 13, 2002 9:25 am

Originally posted by Nippy:
<STRONG>@ Der-Draigen, your name reminds me of The Dragon, I have a feeling that I know what you are... ;) </STRONG>


Bruce Lee? :eek: :eek: :D
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Postby Gwalchmai » Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:35 am

So here's a question for everyone: The dark Flames originally congregated in a tent (previously occupied by Djinn) in Trademeet, until a it was turned into a large crater during a battle with Waverly. We then moved on to the Keep, but winter is coming and the keep is rather drafty. Don't you think its about time we move? But where? ;)
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Postby Der-draigen » Sun Jan 13, 2002 12:42 pm

Originally posted by Nippy:
<STRONG>@ Der-Draigen, your name reminds me of The Dragon, I have a feeling that I know what you are... ;) </STRONG>


Well...I'm certainly glad my character is NOT a dragon, since my secret would have been given completely away :rolleyes: :p
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Postby dragon wench » Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:31 pm

Welcome to all new writers! :) To echo Nippy, flesh blood is a good thing. :D


@Aegis
LOL! another Canuck in the DF, I'm not sure if I feel less lonely or worried! :D
No worries sending you the documents. I am not sure when I will be able to do this, my life is pretty hectic at the moment, but I will certainly pass along copies when I have the opportunity to do so.

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Postby Nippy » Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:49 pm

Originally posted by Der-draigen:
<STRONG>Well...I'm certainly glad my character is NOT a dragon, since my secret would have been given completely away :rolleyes: :p </STRONG>


Ah well, I was wrong... :rolleyes: :D

Originally posted by dragon wench:
<STRONG>Welcome to all new writers! :) To echo Nippy, flesh blood is a good thing. :D


@Aegis
LOL! another Canuck in the DF, I'm not sure if I feel less lonely or worried! :D
No worries sending you the documents. I am not sure when I will be able to do this, my life is pretty hectic at the moment, but I will certainly pass along copies when I have the opportunity to do so.

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Postby Nippy » Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:51 pm

Originally posted by Gwalchmai:
<STRONG>So here's a question for everyone: The dark Flames originally congregated in a tent (previously occupied by Djinn) in Trademeet, until a it was turned into a large crater during a battle with Waverly. We then moved on to the Keep, but winter is coming and the keep is rather drafty. Don't you think its about time we move? But where? </STRONG>


Well I have to agree, I'm getting a little cold! :D :D

We can go to Calimshan or Trademeet, maybe Aegis can lead us to his home? ;)

(My God, I didn't just say for Aegis to take us home did I? :eek: :eek: :D :D :p
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Postby Aegis » Sun Jan 13, 2002 3:04 pm

Originally posted by Nippy:
<STRONG>Well I have to agree, I'm getting a little cold! :D

We can go to Calimshan or Trademeet, maybe Aegis can lead us to his home? ;)

(My God, I didn't just say for Aegis to take us home did I? :eek: :D :p </STRONG>


I think you just did Nippy... :D

@DW: Whenever. I'm not gonna pressure or hound you for them. So, whenever you feel like working on them is fine. :) BTW, I think you should be a little of both. Worried that another Canuck has come to keep you company... :D

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Postby Yshania » Mon Jan 14, 2002 6:45 am

Posted by Gwally -

So here's a question for everyone: The dark Flames originally congregated in a tent (previously occupied by Djinn) in Trademeet, until a it was turned into a large crater during a battle with Waverly. We then moved on to the Keep, but winter is coming and the keep is rather drafty. Don't you think its about time we move? But where?


The only problem with this is we still have a cellar full of wine (unless you and Nippy managed to drink it dry on your binge! ;) )

So I would suggest we throw a huge party, as we cannot take it all with us - and take this opportunity to welcome our new comrades.

As to where we will go - well we have a journey ahead of us to the Shadowmaster's lair...that should keep us occupied for a little while :)

*packs sleeping bag* :D
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Postby Vivien » Mon Jan 14, 2002 8:45 am

Ooh! We may move? :) *gets visions of a home with waterfalls and male slaves*


Okay, first, I'm getting very excited to see all the new posters!! :)

Second, IF we move, we may want to think about being driven forth in some huge battle. The keep is linked to the darkelf city after all :) Could bring both Der-draigen and Gandalfgal into our view (though I'm sure Der will just run away from after a view of Viv's might) ;) :p


Or, we may not want that, just an idea, among many others. There is the fact though that the Darkflames are linked to the keep, so to have it taken may not be so good, but would give us a reason to take on the shadow master. Anyway, ideas? thoughts?