Soronlin

Copyright © 2015-2016 Marieke Krootjes; all rights reserved. Published with permission.

Katie’s journal, October 1986

The call through our crystals came when Victoria and I were in class. We both did the same thing, our hands shot up, and we said we needed to go to the toilet. Victoria was quick enough to change it to ‘I need to take Katie to the toilet’, which is kind of weird, but we got out anyway. It was Harryn who had called us, and as we hurried to the groundskeeper’s cottage Victoria realised we had a bit of a wait on our hands, so we could have stayed in class. It would be a while before Dave and Harmony would be back at the school.

rurwinrurwin 18 Aug 2016 20:4818 Aug 2016 22:19

Game Description

Title:A Dream of Adventure
Players: 6
Mode: Tabletop

Life at the Carlos Cory School for Gifted Orphans is not a bed of roses; the academic regimen is punishing and the discipline is worse, but it never used to be boring. Few other schools even have a stable-block, and none of them have a Spectrum SPV parked in it, even if it is a little worse for wear. And yet with the Eternal Society gone to Amber with Corwin, the school and everyone it protects is safe. Maybe one day Chaos or Amber might look your way but right now they are content to fight each other. It all seems very quiet after the last few years. So an unexpected request brings a welcome chance to break the monotony and to meet someone new.

rurwinrurwin 03 Aug 2016 19:1103 Aug 2016 19:17

This game ran at Ambercon UK 2015. It is only here for nostalgic reasons.
Read Katie's journal here

Game Description

Title:A Black Road Adventure
Players: 6
Mode: Tabletop

Life at the Carlos Cory School for Gifted Orphans is not a bed of roses; the academic regimen is punishing and the discipline is worse, but never let it be said that life is boring. Few other schools even have a stable-block, and none of them have a Spectrum SPV parked in it, even if it is a little worse for wear.

With the Eternal Society gone, the school and everyone it protects is safe for now, but for how long? Corwin is marching on Amber and the Black Road that you defeated a few years ago on Earth is nevertheless spreading through shadow. War is coming and Earth will not be spared. This is a brief respite, a regrouping with milk and cookies, before the battle begins and it will be a shooting war, with blood and bullets, magic and exploding bodies. But where will you stand? With Florimel of Amber, who protected you all these years? With Dara of Chaos, who you swore to aid? Could Earth stand without supporting one side or the other? How many sides are there, anyway?

rurwinrurwin 02 Aug 2015 18:5418 Aug 2016 22:22

I'm having a go at NaNoWriMo this year. The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. In honour of this vast undertaking, here is a character questionnaire I made a while ago.

rurwinrurwin 31 Oct 2014 18:1931 Oct 2014 18:46

Copyright © 2013 Marieke Krootjes; all rights reserved. Published with permission.

Stuff I’m Not Supposed to Tell Anybody by Catarina Rodriguez y Osuna (age 11)

The new school year had only just started. My new school! The Carlos Cory School for Gifted Orphans. That’s right; everybody here is an orphan, just like me. And getting in is a gift indeed, this is a great place. The gardens are really big, and we are even supposed to ride horses and stuff. There are a lot of interesting things to be found in the gardens as well, and I’ve already found the vegetable garden, and I can use the kitchens if I clean up (of course I will, I’m not a baby!) and most kids and grown-ups are real friendly. I like to make them treats. I couldn’t help it that my pudding exploded that one time and I had to clean up the whole kitchen, and I found where the good knives were kept and then I rearranged the herbs to taste rather than to alphabet and I had to undo that, which is really stupid, ‘cause who places cardamom and camomile that close together, they are like totally different and you would never use them together and…

Okay, well, anyway, that’s stuff everybody should know. But there are also things no one is supposed to know, because it is secret. This is how it started, on September 21st:

rurwinrurwin 03 Aug 2014 19:5703 Aug 2014 20:49

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