Giselda Firebrand

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  1. <p>Have fun, little lady! I'll never join the FL-naysayers camp. You guys were quite willing to give me a shot and enough rope to hang myself by. <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/biggrin.png" alt=":D" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/biggrin@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /></p>

  2. Bah - looks like I forgot to put an end time on the poll. Smiles wins this round and should send the new button name to Villy. Thanks to you both for participating!
  3. Two entries this round: One shall stand, and one shall fall - The Death of Swerto War Pigs - Smiles McBlaster This poll will be up for three days.
  4. We have approximately one week left on this challenge. If the theme managed to get a few ideas stirring in your creative juices, please grab 'em, write 'em down, and post 'em for all to see.
  5. Contest or Challenge: Contest Reward: Here we are! Until the next contest, you get to decide what the label on the "Recent Posts" button on the menu bar says. (Currently says Gnome-Kabobs). When: Entries must be posted by midnight CST of May 1st 2010. Who: Everyone including your little sister. Solo and Collaborations are fair game, although if you do a collaboration, I suggest you get some agreement before hand as to what you want the button to say so there isn't any fighting if you win. Also older stories that have had new content since the last vote are fair also. How: Post a story in the Nether Legends or Character Journals, then post a reply to this thread with a link to your story. Specifics: The theme for this contest is Brotherhood. Brotherhood means many things to many people, both good and bad. Maybe you remember a younger brother who looked up to you or the allies who fight by your side. Perhaps you'll make a new discovery. Let your creative juices flow and weave a story for us. Work on your writing basics or try something poetically adventurous. Most of all, share it with us! On the 1st I'll post a poll and everyone will have 3 days to vote on their favorite story. The voting will go over a weekend. Good luck!
  6. Sorry for my failure to get this up earlier, work was kicking my butt into gear. In reverse order of posting, we have... "Adressing the Legion" http://wow-tng.org/showthread.php?t=19102 "Reliving Memories" http://wow-tng.org/showthread.php?t=19114 "Thrown into the Emerald Dream" http://wow-tng.org/showthread.php?t=19104 "A Grey Day in a Hollow Paradise" http://wow-tng.org/showthread.php?t=18981 Please take a moment to read through ALL the posts, give feedback if you like, and make your final vote!
  7. I'll be "hosting" the next few writing challenges since Viirchi's treading water at work. (And, she was so nice to take over when I was burned out.) Contest or Challenge: Contest Reward: Here we are! Until the next contest, you get to decide what the label on the "Recent Posts" button on the menu bar says. (Currently says Spood Beast). When: Entries must be posted by midnight CST of April 8th 2010. Who: Everyone, but probably not your grandma. Solo and Collaborations are fair game, although if you do a collaboration, I suggest you get some agreement before hand as to what you want the button to say so there isn't any fighting if you win. Also older stories that have had new content added to them this period are fair also. How: Post a story in the Nether Legends or Character Journals, then post a reply to this thread with a link to your story. Specifics: Sticking with the current pattern, there is no specific theme for this contest. Let your creative juices flow and weave a story for us. Work on your writing basics or try something poetically adventurous. Most of all, share it with us! On the 9th I'll post a poll and everyone will have 3 days to vote on their favorite story. The voting will go over a weekend. Good luck!
  8. <p>"Our worst fears have been confirmed. The members of the Horde have learned to read." </p>

    <p>Thank you for my first solid laugh of the day. <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /></p>

  9. <p>I <3 the new Guide!</p>

  10. Suka politely clears her throat over the quiet in the room. "No one? Twenty-thousand plus... going twice." She didn't quite expect another bid, but with this group...she'd hate to wager.
  11. Giselda's gasp hissed between her teeth as she was jerked backwards by her hair. She hated anyone interrupting her, but this was unacceptable! She had so much riding on this. She wanted, no, she needed to see the woman's reaction if Henri was kept out of her reach once again. Another jerk on her hair and she stumbled backwards. A gnarled hand gripped her jaw, attempting to hold it shut. A small pressure on her wrist and Giselda's body twisted along with it, pushed back down the hall and away from the stage. "Ma'am. Miz Firebrand," Keezer kept his shrill voice quiet but commanded her attention. Having her arm twisted past her shoulder made sure she was focused on him. "We agreed, from the beginnin' that you'd leave the auction to us. You ain't want any of these folks knowing that you're behind it or even brought that boy to us." Giselda winced but nodded. Whoever was keeping her arm pinned let it down an inch or two. "Your little tricks make a fine show and Suka's been more than accommodating with letting you take a peek now and then. However, we're not in this for some game. We're in business to make money. The more money for the least effort. And, I can't have you interfering when the bid in that room just doubled!" Giselda chewed her lip before noting, "You know, you must know, that you could get everything from her." Keezer nodded until she added, "So, what's the harm in making her go through a little hell to get there." Keezer wagged a finger at her, then. "Plenty of harm in that! Maybe you didn't notice who she has backing her up now? My boys know. We also know that if they wanted to, they could probably bring this place down and take off with that muddled puddle of a man." "And he'd stay that way," she murmured. "Yep. Well, we don't want to try their patience in this." The sinewy goblin crossed his arms over his chest. "We get what we can for him and those threads of yours, then we'll be happy to wash our hands of you. Don't cross us, ma'am." Giselda sucked in her breath as the goblins made their point painfully clear. Finally summoning her senses, Giselda held Keezer's threatening glare with one of her own. A rasping hiss of air ruffled Giselda's hair and the narrow corridor darkened around them. The one holding her let out a curse as his fingers slipped from her arm. She slithered away from them both, moving with the shadows three steps back towards the auction room. The light never returned to her face but her whisper carried clearly, "I'll keep quiet, Keezer. See that your lads don' blow this sale or we'll see just who shouldn't be crossed."
  12. Hearing Jilli's impassioned plea and the quiver in her normally commanding voice, caused Giselda's heart to jump. Finally. Lisbet had made an emotionally foolish offer, but Giselda knew the paladin had the goods to back up the bid. However, coin is not what she wanted most. She cast her thoughts out to get Suka's attention while she thought of a proper needle to slip through the poor woman's armor. At the same time, Suka tried to fight the huge grin that threatened to spread across her cute, little, green face at the sight of Jilliane offering everything in her bag. A few coins had already fallen to the floor with a dull clink. Emotional bidders could be reckless and Suka had every intent of pressing the advantage. To her left, she caught a young runner practically rubbing his hands together in excitement. With a step forward, she gave the tiniest of bows to Jilliane. Her big eyes closed a moment as she felt the now familiar slide of Giselda's thoughts into her head. Suka's usual chirping tone changed to something more...syrupy, "You want him back. Understandably so. Yes, yes, but you know we don't simply give things away here." She paused for dramatic effect and looked from Jilli to Cattyla and Alishondra, then back again. "Your offer is appreciated, but I believe it comes from the coffers of First Legion. Correct?" Her head nodded slowly as Suka's thoughts fought back against Giselda. She really wasn't happy with where she realized the priestess was going with this. "As such we cannot accept... this..." Suka stuttered, swallowing hard. Next to Suka, Fynne shuddered, his eyes growing wide before he took a step away. Inside, she managed to push Giselda aside for a moment. "I mean your bid is welcome," She smiled and gave a quick wave to the goblin next to her; he turned and immediately walked behind the edge of the stage. Her head shook, as she tried to clear it and Giselda managed a final comment, "Elsewhere." Fynne flinched and grabbed the back of his head, a dull thud sounding behind the stage. He looked more relaxed, if that were possible. Suka's fingers clenched and unclenched before she took a deep breath. Her voice stronger, she apologized, "Sorry 'bout that. Clearly, I had some confused signals. Our family is always happy to work with your friends, Jilliane. "I think we have a solid bid of twenty-thousand with gems and recipes of easily determined value." She composed her smile even after a final gasp echos from off to her left.
  13. Bevros is officially on my awesome list.
  14. Suka's eyes darted sharply from an older goblin who'd walked onto the stage to offstage and then back to her pair of bidders. The glimmer in her eye faded and her shoulders slumped when she turned to address Lianthos. "Yep, sir, you are quite right. Assessing the value of a trade can be a tricky affair, but one the family's willing to do. Gold's not the only thing of worth, indeed, just the easiest to count. For the right sort of trade, we'd make the time." She winked, eyeing him with a smile. With a nod to the fuming Lisbet, Suka continued, "I'm thinking that you're happy with your current bid of seven thousand, Miss? I do hope so." With an accepting look, Suka made a sweeping gesture toward the other goblin on the stage. "For, while I would love to accept ya as a sweet treat... I've been overruled. I believe their exact words were that someone as hot tempered and flighty as yourself, miss, can't be trusted with the powers you have. Basically, more risk than they'd be willing to take on." Suka put her game face back on and grinned to each person in the room. "We'll continue, then?"
  15. "Yes, yes... I think we did," Suka gave a very quick bow to Lisbet and just as quickly kept talking, hoping to avoid giving her the chance to back out. "That is a most noble and generous offer, Miss. I don't think I've seen the like of it in all the years I've been running auctions for the family." She took a step back, more in line with the step ladder she'd used early in her presentation. "Well, there was that one time my uncle's been talking about for years, but I doubt that was a person of your fine caliber. "With that in mind, my first thought is to accept your bid... your offer, simply for the novelty of it. I can tell that you have made it fully realizing the consequences. I, however, would need to chat with my, um, backers to see if they'd find ya to be as worthy an asset as Mr. Fynne has been. You surely understand that what is valuable to one...," Suka let the thought trail off. Off to her side, Giselda stood in stunned silence before a broad smile spread across her cheeks. Slowly she shook her head as Suka tried to catch her eye.