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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2012, 10:53:19 PM »

Aw, congrats on finishing! I really like the group pictures with everyone in their medieval garb; very fitting for your story! It's also nice to see some of the "old magics" returning to the family. A nice tribute for all of the gnomes as well.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #76 on: September 24, 2012, 06:18:26 AM »
Congratulations on completing your dynasty!



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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #77 on: September 24, 2012, 06:34:53 AM »
Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Shirin!  Your entry is now up with your information.  You did an amazing job and I can understand just wanting to finish as I find myself in that place myself!
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« Reply #78 on: September 24, 2012, 06:44:51 AM »
Congratulations and welcome to the hall of fame.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2012, 07:06:28 AM »
Congratulations, Shirin! I've loved this Dynasty since it started, and I'm so glad that the Winds have a place in the HoF. Great job!  ;D

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« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2012, 08:41:00 AM »
Congratulations -- that's a real achievement!
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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #81 on: September 24, 2012, 10:54:23 AM »
Congratulations! Just found this - well done on completing your ID! And I really liked your story and style of writing :)

You've chosen the same naming system as me, but I promise I wasn't copying you  ;D



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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #82 on: September 24, 2012, 11:10:58 AM »
Thanks, guys!  :)

I promise I will actually get around to explaining the rest (Valor has a lot to explain to his descendants), but for now, it just feels good to have it done and in.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2012, 11:22:21 AM »
@Shirin — way to go!  ;D Congrats on getting into the Dynasty Hall of Fame. *runs off to read your story*

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2012, 02:11:13 PM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2012, 02:28:47 PM »
Congratulations, Shirin, and welcome to the Hall of Fame!  :D

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2012, 02:31:33 PM »
Congratulations, Shirin!  :)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2012, 02:37:28 PM »
Thank you so much, everyone!

I promise I'm still going to do Valor's update (another game I play had an expansion out last Tuesday, so I've been occupied with that and schoolwork and regular work).

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #88 on: October 09, 2012, 03:41:19 AM »
She was furious. Absolutely furious! If there was a stage beyond furious, well...she was past even that. The fury, the absolute rage at his betrayal, the lies. Worst of all, the lies!

And of course, now that she was looking for him, he was nowhere to be found. Naturally. She knew he wasn't in her workroom. He wasn't in the library, or any of the vacation halls, he wasn't in the kitchen, or the art room. Not in the exercise room, or the conservatory. Not even outside in the gardens, or in the hot tubs. She hadn't had any luck tracking him down around town.

He was just gone, and wasn't here for her to scream and rage, to shout his lies and betrayal, to finally see if he knew how to be honest.

But she doubted it. Not after what she'd just seen.

Unfortunately, there was a very handy target just entering the foyer. No matter what, nothing could ever penetrate her mother's serene, calm shell. So steeped in logic was she, it seemed as though she had simply discarded emotions at some point.

"Darling, what is wrong?" That, right there, was the crux of the problem. Everything was wrong.

"He lied to us! All these generations, and that lying, dirty, yellow belly, no good, son of a...a...A LLAMA LIED TO US!"

"Oh, well, if he is a lying son of a llama, then it would make sense he lied to us. After all, if he hadn't lied to us, then accusing him of lying would be most illogical."

"Don't start with me, Mother! You aren't Dr Socks from Moon Wreck!" Charity's baffled stare almost broke Prudence's fury. "You know what I mean! Where is he?"

"Where is who?" And that query, behind her, in the sound of her beloved grandfather's voice, reignited her anger.

"You! You've lied to us, Valor! One way or another, our whole lives have been lies! Don't stare at me like that, I took another trip in my machine. And I went back further than you'd intended." In her peripheral vision, she saw the rest of her family gather - her daughter and grandson, her many grandmothers. "Why don't you tell us the truth, for once? You weren't writing letters to your mother, were you? How could you, since she's been dead since you married?"

The barb struck home, as Valor's skin paled to nearly white. The silence from the rest of the family hung in that foyer, a delicate brick, just waiting to shatter.

"Little Pru...you are wrong about that."

"Don't little Pru me! I saw her gravestone, I saw you mourning her!"

"She did not die when I married Agnes. She died to ensure Faith would survive."

"...what?"

Valor had recovered by then, and he drew himself up. "I had intended to start this next month, after the full moon. But I can do so now. If you - each and every one of you - truly want to know. If there is even a single nay, then you will all be released, and the family secret of what we are will die with me." He looked each one in the eye, one by one. "There is no change in vote when you cast it - it is final. So be absolutely sure. Because what we are - what bloodlines we hold - will change each of you more than you know.

"Faith?"

"I...I want to know, Father. If my grandmother sacrificed herself for me, I want to know why."

"Grace?"

"I'd like to know."

"Constance?"

"What can it hurt? I mean, we're already pretty changed, right?"

"Charity?"

"I would like to satisfy my curiosity, Grandfather. I vote yes."

"Prudence?"

"Of course I want to know!"

"Mercy?"

"Why not? I mean, I always figured there was something to this."

"Justice?"

"If nothing else, Grandfather, it would make for a grand tale to tell. Please tell us."

Valor nodded slightly. "In that case, make yourselves comfortable." He waited a moment, then closed his eyes momentarily. In his memory, he could see her again, dancing in the verdant fields, singing with the storms, racing over waves.

"If you are comfortable, then it is time to remember."

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #89 on: October 09, 2012, 06:54:31 AM »
Her Grace died? That is the last thing I expected.
I'm burning with curiosity now.  :)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #90 on: October 28, 2012, 04:07:57 AM »
I just wanted to touch on this for a second. I haven't forgotten the story, and in fact, it's finished.

But I'm actually waiting for Seasons to come out, because I want the slow dancing (it's perfect for Her Grace - and for His Grace too). I could post the story, but in this case, I think it's actually better served with some pictures to accompany it.

@SimBlip - I hope that when I can get the rest of the story out (with pictures!), your curiosity will be satisfied indeed! ;D In this case, though, I can clarify that while Her Grace may or may not have died, Valor isn't her son; he is her great-grandson.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #91 on: November 27, 2012, 02:14:05 AM »

He took a breath, then let it out slowly, his gaze fixed on some distant point in the blue sky.


"So be it. My name is Valor, gifted to me by my mother. In our native tongue, it is impossible for the mortal tongue to speak, but in the mortal tongue, I am simply Valor.

"But I was not always so. Once I was Prince Valor, the son of the mortal prince, Naheem, and the immortal princess now known to history as the Breaker. As is always the case, politics and power, betrayal and intrigue, this broke my home when I was little more than a toddler. My mother's people came and slew my father, for the Elder's Council had deemed my father imperfect, unfit to be my mother's mate.

"They then ordered my mother to dispose of me, for I too was deemed imperfect. My mother was to dispose of me and mate with the prince they had chosen. But my mother was clever, and so she both obeyed and disobeyed. She obeyed by disposing of me - and giving me to her grandmother, Her Royal Grace. And then she disobeyed by disappearing, warning them she would never mate with the prince they had chosen, that I was her heir. And then she warned them that if I ever died, so too would the peace that Her Royal Grace's wedding had brought."






"But I speak too soon. Let me return to the beginning. The land from which I come from is very far away, very old. It was still a new land when Her Royal Grace inherited from her sire, the Dragon Emperor. Unfortunately, the Dragon Emperor was very arrogant and conceited, and very indifferent. His only weakness was his daughter, she who was the Fireborn. And when he relinquished the throne to her, the fractured land demanded unity. The Elder's Council came to her and demanded she execute her sire for his numerous crimes, and to mate with the prince they had chosen."


"Aye, Grace, a familiar tale already. But Her Royal Grace had inherited her sire's stubborn nature. She refused to execute him, but agreed to mate with one of theirs. Alas, the Elder's Council was also very arrogant and conceited. They had chosen for her a warrior hardened by battle, a male who would be a worthy king, so that she might do a female's duty and bear him sons. So they did not know how to react when the male she chose was one they had never expected."








"As a boy, the one they called the Flamesword had always been ever present in the company of the Fireborn. Not as a companion, nor as a lover, simply as a friend. And while she learned the tactics of war from the Dragon Emperor, he learned the gentler healing arts. When she returned from the training field, he is the one who tended her injuries.

"History tells that they fell in love, and when the Council tried to force the Fireborn into marriage, she quietly married the Flamesword. The Council had no choice but to acquiesce, for the Flamesword was not afraid to defend and protect his Queen."


"In time, their eldest daughter, Alexa Sunjewel, married also. Her choice was one of her mother's best allies, called Carter the Brave. But by this time, peace also prevailed over the land."


"And then Juliana the Breaker met Prince Naheem. And so I am here."

"Father...you said that your mother died for me?"

"Aye. The Elder's Council found me, after all these years. I was too strong for them, but you were not. And so the Breaker willingly fell on her sword to protect you. After all, if she was not around to teach you the women's magic, then you were no threat."


"But...now what?"

"It is done. That you regained your magics tells me that the Elder's Council no longer binds us. We are free to live our lives as we truly wish."

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #92 on: November 27, 2012, 02:15:29 AM »

"I told them that with the bindings on our family now broken, Her Royal Grace and His Royal Grace would return to life, once again the Queen Fireborn and her Prince the Flamesword. That the Sunjewel now shone radiantly in the royal palace.

"Justice married his Sara, and found a residence with their daughter Claire. I revealed to them the secret of resurrecting the dead. Mercy was finally able to marry her Rian, and they are expecting another child. Prudence and Octavio adopted a girl child, naming her Joy. Charity and Jared simply enjoyed their time together, making no plans, only having fun. Constance and Carmen made plans to travel the world. Grace and Antonio are also expecting another child. Faith and Sam moved into the house next door. I did also resurrect my son Billy, and his mother Kara."


"As for me, I have my Agnes back."


"I have missed you, Mother. Welcome back."

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #93 on: November 27, 2012, 09:58:09 AM »
That was absolutely beautiful and well worth the wait!
I loved the pictures and Valor's voice remained authentic until the very end.
Thank you so much for writing!  :D

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #94 on: November 27, 2012, 01:11:29 PM »
Thank you very much for following the story, I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! :)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #95 on: November 27, 2012, 06:24:48 PM »
Yay you finished it.  Brilliant job!   I'm so glad that everyone got to move on and live the lives that they truly wanted.  Cute little nooboos and all.
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« Reply #96 on: November 28, 2012, 01:19:36 AM »
Yay, I'm glad I finally finished it! (Amidst much eye-rolling from my roommate)

I'm kinda ready to try another Immortal Dynasty too... :o

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Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #97 on: November 28, 2012, 01:24:17 AM »
Yay, I'm glad I finally finished it! (Amidst much eye-rolling from my roommate)

I'm kinda ready to try another Immortal Dynasty too... :o

Don't feel bad.  I've been thinking the same thing and I'm not even done.
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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #98 on: November 28, 2012, 03:07:15 AM »
Yay, I'm glad I finally finished it! (Amidst much eye-rolling from my roommate)

I'm kinda ready to try another Immortal Dynasty too... :o

I already have at the very least two more ideas for Immortal Dynasties in my head and my Gen one isn't even immortalized!  ::)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #99 on: April 28, 2014, 07:11:39 PM »
Good job!
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