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The Lure of Prophecy
Posted Wed, Dec 1, 2004 by Sha'mad Conde

Koreauras regained his balance even as the Warder fell to the ground, the spear still jutting from his back. He drew a second spear while scanning the room, knowing that he would have to act quickly if he was going to retain the element of surprise. His eyes briefly fell upon the body of the swordsman that had been assisting Torran against the Warder mere seconds ago. The Swordsman now lay dead in a heap near the wall, looking as though he had been thrown against the wall with great force. His arms and neck looked like they had been broken by the impact, giving the swordsman a rag doll appearance.

Koreauras' eyes met Torran’s as the implication of the swordsman’s sudden and bizarre death sank in, and they turned to face the blonde woman that had been battling Mallah. Facing against an Aes Sedai was almost suicide, but Koreauras hoped that either he or Torran would be enough of a distraction to be of assistance to Mallah. Then this other Aes Sedai -if that is what she was- would be defeated, and he could part ways with these wetlanders.

The blonde woman was near the very rigid form of Mallah, who was standing in a very unnatural way on her toes with her arms pressed tightly to her sides. The blonde woman was looking right at them, with a look of sheer rage and hatred on her face. Koreauras had just enough time to hear Torran grunt loudly and suddenly fly backward against a wall before he himself was blown off his feet by a very solid unseen force. The impact propelled him backward out of the window he had first crashed through, his flailing limbs knocking out the remaining glass. Blackness overwhelmed him before he had a chance to even comprehend what had happened.

Author's comments:

Oops, did I leave it on a cliffhanger? Silly me... I originally hadn't intended to. Big Grin Unless I read my calendar wrong, the next installment will come out on January 5th. I have a lot of reworking to do of the second half of chapter 1 so that it will fit in with later events.

Editing credits: Shadowkiller and Arrin "Captain Lurk" Heslin. Thanks, guys! Searching for dangling participles is tedious, I know... Wink

Ironically, Burn posted THIS COMIC right before this part of the story went live. Little did he know when he made that comic that it would be a good commentary on the Mallah verses "The Unknown Blonde" battle, too. Guess we were on the same page at the time...

I have a new email address now,


If you decide to write me, just get rid of the word "SPAM" at the end of that email address. I just made it a couple of days ago, for whomever wants to drop me a line...

I am glad to hear that the entire Burnout Birthday Surprise went well. A lot of people put a lot of work into that, and I am glad to know it was such a big success, and a big surprise. ^_^ Congrats to all involved, and thank you to Shadow Weaver and all who put it together. Clap

'Mad Link time: If you are or ever were a fan of the Super Nintendo game Super Metroid, you might like this website, RELICS OF THE CHOZO. it is an album of remixed music based entirely off of the music of the Super Metroid game. Done by several talented artists at OCREMIX, which has a vast array of remixed music from all of your favorite video games. Happy Some of it is definitely worth listening to, especially THIS SONG, if you are a Final Fantasy fan.

For the final link, STAR TREK IS 40 YEARS OLD.

Current addiction: Sid Meyer's Civilization II Gold Edition. I have to hand it to old Sid: even though this game was released ten years ago, it still sucks me in. There is something that appeals to me about "Building a Civilization to withstand the test of time." Cool

The Holiday season is upon us, snow is on the ground and the roads are slicker than anything.

...At least where I live they are.

Be careful out there! Hope that you have a great month, and a great holiday season.

...Until next month...

-'Mad Crazy

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