I love this idea. An intelligent item that will certainly not be able to be "bullied" by it's owner. It's good to see an item that is truly intelligent! 5/5
I wonder...when it speaks to it's owner, does it actually speak, or is it some sort of telepathic link? Or does the owner even hear actual words...is it just a feeling or a sense that he "knows" what to do? Go to Comment
Great storyline. Most people would have stopped with a really cool weapon concept but you went that extra, unexpected step.I didn't mind the appearance but anything involving "...the whine of tortured infants.." makes my fatherly skin crawl. Not a criticism, mind you just being a dad. Go to Comment
This is a a beautiful concept, Echo. Absolutely beautiful.
How indeed does man-kind interact with the primal things? He is a creature of nature, yet he is self defined. Such a spiritual being, and the world he comes from, must pose some powerful philosophical questions.
Small metal items...
like lockpicks. Hairpins. Small daggers. Keys. Files. Screwdrivers. He likes nifty stuff like that himself, and collects it ... while of little use in nature, he managed to learn a few new tricks since he started living in the city, like "food lying around was laid there for SOME reason" or "how to kick a groin - selfdefense in three easy lessons". Having nifty stuff handy is but another of them. Go to Comment
I remember reading this when I was first looking around this site. Beyond that, I wouldn't hunt down those kids for a pretty penny, they've got spunk and'll make dang good adventures when they get older. Go to Comment
Very interesting, a radical elf who has strayed away from the tree-hugging, poetry singing, green clad Ranger of the North ideal. The back story is suitably fantastic to make it epic (such as sneaking into the abode of the gods) while at the same time tragic enough to make it more believable.
A few questions come to mind, though not the this could be better sort, but the I want to know more sort. I want to know more about the downfall of the elven kingdoms, and are their others who survived, their small realms hidden away by magic or geography, or sold their kin to the humans for a piece of safety. With many being taken into bondage, what is the status of elven slaves, and their inevitable half-elven children?
Rich Romans raised fish in private pools at their villas. A favorite fish was lamprey, a parasitic fish which sucks off blood and flesh but made an excellent meal. A particuarly gruesome punishment for slaves was to be thrown into the lamprey pool, where their flesh was ripped from the bone by swarms of the jawless fish.