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  1. The Scrolls of Icaria

    Five years now. Well they may be gone but they won't be forgotten
  2. Enigma of Flatness

    For those that are interested and may have missed it, ch.24 has been posted at http://www.dabeagle.net/stories/devon/enigma/teof24.htm
  3. Enigma of Flatness

    A new chapter (#30) has been posted both on Nifty and at DaBeagle should anyone be interested. First update since 2012, let's hope it continues.
  4. 2016

    And the same to you Rather late I know, but I don't visit very often anymore. No more Scrolls, but perhaps there is something else of exceptional quality out there that someone knows of that might generate the same depth of interest that Jamie.wri's story did? Not that I have anything in mind. P
  5. The Scrolls of Icaria

    As would we all, I am sure, and while 4 years is ominously long for a hiatus there have been longer within the world of on line fiction, so faint hope remains. There are almost an infinite number of possible reasons for Jamie's disappearance and unless he returns we shall likely never know. Hopefully it is a positive reason from Jamie's perspective and not something else. P
  6. The Scrolls of Icaria

    Three years and six months since a main chapter was posted now. Very sad.
  7. The Kandric Saga

    This story was commenced several years ago and was updated about a year ago with two additional chapters taking it up to 22. There was a two year gap between updates and I had hoped that the author was going to complete it. I thought that this was a very well written piece, although some of the content is definitely politically incorrect in this time, with a good plot and characterisation, very well paced in the main and definitely one to hold the attention. Well enough in fact for me to still be ocaissionally looking for updates. Does anyone else remember this? More importantly, does anyone know if there is any hope for it to continue?
  8. The Kandric Saga

    For those interested Ch. 30 of Kandric is up at the Wolfnest.
  9. Interesting Thoughts

    Some good ones there!
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  15. Charles Roegier; Who is he REALLY?

    Not everyone as we know at least one person, Damian, had it, however it is fairly certain that most did not have it. Don't forget that Jamie's deal with the Kalorian Empire that they would save as many Icarians as they could if Jamie saved the Kalorians was pretty much last minute in overall terms, leaving them little time to prepare not to mention acquire what was already a rare commodity.
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  17. Charles Roegier; Who is he REALLY?

    It is clear as I have commented before that there were several resistance movements, some that collaborated, some that did not. So perhaps there simply was none available. We know that Charles and those placed in stasis at Eagle Rock had the tea and that that place had been very professionally prepared by Charles while most of the other places had been prepared by the Kalorian Second Empire, likely completely independently of Charles, and done in the greatest secrecy. We know Daroot was very difficult to get hold of and the whole evacuation/stasis thing kicked off completely unexpectedly and chaotically and well before all the preparations other than those under Charles' control, had been completed. I expect the next chapter would have answered several of the outstanding questions as Jamie and Nic had all their memories recovered by that point, although it is clear that Jamie did not know much about the Kalorian preparations anyway. Anyway, it looks increasingly as if we will never know now. Pity.
  18. Kyle Aarons has posted chapter 25 at both GA (secretly) and the Wolfsnest. It is more of a 'filler' than anything else, expanding on Kandric's antecedents, dragon history and lore (including a neat 'circle event'), exposes the relative geographic positions of the main characters and tidies up a few loose threads. Unfortunately Kandric doesn't actually get back into Bloody Rock, and we don't see any more of the mysterious elf (whose response to the magical emanations created by Kandric's felling of the two dragons indicates ............ I won't spoil it if you haven't worked it out) taken under the King's wing and there is little real 'action'. Still, with a lot of 'dead wood' out of the way chapter 26 should be much more exciting. Hopefully it won't be too many months in coming.
  19. For those interested in The Kandric Saga

    For those interested, Ch.29 is up at Wolfnest. It is huge and complex and a re-read of a good few chapters is probably needed to get everything straight. Worse, it ends with a cliffhanger, or perhaps more accurately, it stops in the middle of the action. Ah well, fingers crossed we won't have to wait another couple of years .
  20. For those interested in The Kandric Saga

    I note we are coming up to the two mark since the last post. Just saying
  21. For those interested in The Kandric Saga

    I understand from another forum that several of Kyle's stories, including Kandric, have new chapters completed. They are reportedly in editing and the impression was given it may be weeks if not months before they actually surface. Whether this is editing by Kyle or by third parties I have no idea. I am also tempted to do a re-read (again) in fact I nearly did before Christmas last as an update was reportedly imminent, but common sense prevailed. The old saying, 'never count your chickens until they've hatched' is at it's most apposite with Kyle's stories. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed but don't hold your breath is my advice
  22. For those interested in The Kandric Saga

    There is a new Kandric World based story up at Roland's, Sands of Time www.castleroland.net/library/chapter/roland/sot/sot_pro. It is a companion story to Kandric, the main characters have already appeared in the Saga and current events there have also been referenced. Highly recommended.
  23. The Kandric Saga

    Yeah, it's called real life I suppose. We just have to accept that writers who post on a chapter by chapter basis will show a high level of degradation. Most of these writers seem to start when they are young when life's responsibilities and demands are light, then along come relationships, work, family, mortgages, expanding interests, expanding responsibilities and so on. Of course, it isn't just the young, people start to write at older ages as well, often in response to life changing events. Jeffrey Archer started writing in mid-life after his businesses went criminally belly up and he was left with no reputation and no way for gainful employment as he could see it. Amis the senior I believe started writing as a paliative after a medical diagnosis gave him less than a year to live, erroneously as it happens. Some writers are very prolific, but never seem to be able to finish anything, others simply give up at the first hint of a hostile review, others just seem to lose their way. In short there are myriad reasons, most of which the reader never hears, for the death of a story which is truly disappointing when the story is of very high calibre, like Kandric, the Scrolls, Sentenced to Life, Songspell and far too many more.
  24. The Kandric Saga

    Ah, would that be January 2015? Or maybe not
  25. The Kandric Saga

    I did, I did, but it didn't.