Demonic Death

We now enter the fourth casting of the wizards’ duel between Khazan the elf and Gristlegrim the dwarf.  This duel is happening to publicize the availability of the new dwarven spell book, and elven spell book, each of which contains spells and magical styles distinctive of the different kindreds. I am trying to sell those tangible copies for $5 each and $5 postage.  If you just wanted to buy one of them from me, it would cost you $10. But if you buy them both at the same time, I can double up on the postage and shipping time–saves me time and money, so you could have them both for just $15. Autographed. There are currently 9  copies available from me. (Some day in the far future when your heirs are selling off your estate, they will appreciate that you got these old gamebooks signed–or maybe not–it’s all a crapshoot.)

Khazan vs. Gristlegrim–the fourth casting.

Greatly angered that Khazan’s sword enchantment did terrible damage to one of his minions, even though the sword shattered in doing so, Gristlegrim lost his temper, forgot all civility and cast one of his most potent curses at his foe, using up 100 points of kremm in the process. The spell is known as Demonic Death and it deals disintegration damage equal to 10 times the caster’s combined intelligence plus dexterity.

On the other side of the arena, Khazan took a small object from a hidden pocket in his crimson robes and placed a minor enchantment upon it, using only 2 points of kremm–the elven spell known as Merging the Spiritual and Material Worlds. He managed to launch this small enchanted sphere just as Gristlegrim, whose combined INT + DEX is a really high number.

(Note: Khazan was not destroyd by the  Demonic Death spell, although the small sphere was blasted into a million tiny grains of glass.)

For tvp, please tell me who got the better of the encounter?

to be continued

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Enchanted Weapons and How to Deal with Them

The wizards’ duel continues.  The duel is all about getting the readers of this page to buy copies of the Dwarven spell book, and the Elven spell book  that finally manifested themselves on this plane, and in my hands 2 days ago. I have 20 copies of each and 12 of them are already gone. If you would like any of these low-numbered collectibles, you should contact me asap.

I am trying to sell those tangible copies for $5 each and $5 postage.  If you just wanted to buy one of them from me, it would cost you $10. But if you buy them both at the same time, I can double up on the postage and shipping time–saves me time and money, so you could have them both for just $15. Autographed. (Some day in the far future when your heirs are selling off your estate, they will appreciate that you got these old gamebooks signed–or maybe not–it’s all a crapshoot.)

Gristlegrim vs. Khazan–the third cast

Angered by the damage that Gristlegrim’s spells had done to his forces, Khazan decided to seriously retaliate. He chose his greatest warrior, a tall blonde elf wielding a slim but deadly elven sword and cast a mighty spell upon the weapon. “Frumious damage!” shrieked Khazan.  The blade glared with magic and sizzled with potential damage to dwarvenkind. (In other words, he vorpaled it.)

Seeing that Khazan had turned from a direct to an indirect attack, Gristlegrim also cast a spell at the champion’s blade–a short but might cantrip. “Brk!” he cried as he gestured. The Break It spell did not interact with Khazan’s spell, but it did make the weapon as brittle as glass.  Striking anything even remotely hard should shatter the weapon.

Dwarf Break It

For tvp or glory, tell me, who won the third exchange? You, yes you, dear reader, can determine who got the better of this exchange by simply sending an email with your vote to me: kenstandre@yahoo.com.

–to be continued

 

 

 

 

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Ooh, pretty lights and colors!

There is a Phoenix area authoress who goes by the name of @Rainyofthedark (Rainy Kaye) on Twitter. She does a blog about self promotion for independent authors (like me) and one of the things she said (today) is that we should write a short blog about our books every day for a month when they come out. This gave me an idea, because on March 20 I got the hard copies of the Dwarven spell book, and the elven spell book, and in order to get my money back (that I paid the artists), I am trying to sell those tangible copies for $5 each and $5 postage.  If you just wanted to buy one of them from me, it would cost you $10. But if you buy them both at the same time, I can double up on the postage and shipping time–saves me time and money, so you could have them both for just $15. Autographed. (Some day in the far future when your heirs are selling off your estate, they will appreciate that you got these old gamebooks signed–or maybe not–it’s all a crapshoot.)

So it occurred to me that it might be fun to match the Dwarf wizard against the elf wizard here at Trollhalla. This is the plan.  I will list one spell per day for each wizard, and you will send me an email (kenstandre@yahoo.com) telling me which wizard gained the advantage for his party from the spell listed.  If you send me an email, you will get 1000 tvp (if you’re a member of Trollhalla). If you’re on the winning side, you’ll get 2000 tvp. If you’re not a member of Trollhalla, you’ll get a shout out on Twitter or Facebook (maybe both) for participating.  We’re just going to have fun with this, ok? You like fun, don’t you?

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Mea culpa–that’s elvish for my fault. I didn’t make it clear that each wizard has a party of at least 10 minions with him. The only clue is that Gristlegrim cast a spell designed to make Khazan attack the closest other party. He simply wouldn’t do that if he were the only possible other target of attack. C’mon guys! These are brilliant if somewhat egotistical and strange-thinking wizards that we’re talking about.

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Gristlegrim vs. Khazan–the second cast

One of Khazan’s minions went down with a silver arrow through his heart. Khazan blinked. “Whaaaaa? I didn’t mean to shoot him.” Score: Dwarves 1, Elves 0.

Both wizards moved on to their second spells. Part of the rules of this showdown was that neither wizard would cast the same spell twice.

Perhaps Khazan was still a little befuddled, because the second spell he cast was “All Colors of the Rainbow Belong to Me.” He gestured magically and Gristlegrim turned green.

The dwarf was taking this competition seriously. With the arena seriously lacking in loose rocks and pebbles, he resorted to plucking a jewel out of his beard, charging it with energy and hurling it at the elf’s party.  “Bm Bmb!” he shouted as a minion elf was immolated in a blast of light and sound. The Boom Bomb spell he threw continued the carnage.

For tvp or glory, tell me, who won the second exchange?

elf&dwarf

I’m very pleased to show off this quick confrontation between elf wizard and dwarf wizard by Trollhalla artist Moonwolf.  Let it symbolize the ongoing battle of magics here on the Trollhalla outer sanctum.

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