- Apr 14, 2007
I wonder if the horses know more than the humans, as oftentimes they foresee a storm before we do...
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Heh! :wacko: I didn't even realize I'd double posted. Thank you stnylan for moderating me.The update is chilling. Your choice of a picture is particularly apt, as it captures the coldness and crispness conveyed by the text.
The update is chilling. Your choice of a picture is particularly apt, as it captures the coldness and crispness conveyed by the text.
Both. How's that? I wanted to hint but not say for sure. Let's consider what powers he might have.Either the vampire is insufficiently strong at the moment to try anything, or he is not actually present. Physically, at least, for it seems to me possible that the wind may be supernatually frightening.
Thanks. And yes...I need to catch those little mistakes.Agreed
:rofl: I couldn't resist. Excellent work, sir!
Thank you, sir.Excellent, simply excellent!
That's a great idea. Definitely they'll be somewhat more in tune with the surroundings. Sufficiently spooked, at least.I wonder if the horses know more than the humans, as oftentimes they foresee a storm before we do...
Indeed, they got spooked as much as the men did.Exactly what I thought as well. Animals do have a greater sense of nature after all or rather are more part of it then humans.
Quite. What could be out there?There are good reasons to be afraid of the dark.
Something evil is definitely about. I'll look at that a little bit more in the next section coming up this weekend.Like has been said, they should be wary of the dark... it holds secrets they cannot understand. The horses do seem to have a vauge idea that something evil is about, though.
Especially not me, I can assure you.No one's perfect...
Very good observation. I'm letting a little trickle out here and there in regards to Huard's motivation. This next post gives a bit more of that. And excellent on sensing the vampire's powers. I'm defining them as we go, allowing for some of the more typical ones and using the ones that best seem to fit for what I want to do.You do me too much honour, stnylan.
coz1, Since you more or less confirmed that the vampire wasn't physically present at this eerie little hiccup, I wonder if he can send his mind roaming, cast out his senses like a net. If that's the case, I think this is where our protagonists first showed up on the vampire's 'radar', so to speak.
Perhaps the vampire sensed the book, or maybe there's something about Huard himself that attracts the vampire - as it is, we still know very little (nothing, really) about why Huard is so keen on the Eye. At first I thought that the events in the first post were the trigger for Huard's zeal, but since those events might not actually have occured yet, there has to be something else, maybe an encounter earlier in his life, that made Huard into the book-hunting, gem-chasing man he is now.
Yes and yes! And quite true about the dark - traveling at night back then must have been spooky anyway, much less when something may be after you.I'd say stnylan has once again shown he can deliver as much in a sentence as I can in a paragraph. Anyone who wants to know how to make an author glow should read the collected comments of Stuyvesant - the man could teach a class on the subject. And should, dammit. Great commentors are more scarce than good writers.
See? stnylan DID say more in a sentence than I did in a paragraph.
That's a fine dark post, coz1. With all our streetlights and headlights we lose track of just how terrifying simple dark, cold and wind can be. Is there anything out there in the dark? All our ancient senses say, 'Yes'.
Good to see you back, Enewald. As for the Eye, I allowed a little of that early on - it has an appearance like an eye when you look at it, or so they say. I'll bring that back if we ever do find the thing.Now after three days I am able to comment again...
So why is it called Eye of the Dragon?
Sounds nice, but there must a story behind it?
I wonder. Where else have we seen a mysterious woman? And no, Temple won't be happy. He won't be happy still when he figures out what happened, but we'll get to that soon enough.Uho, a mysterious woman... who could it be? So now Abraham knows what is onto him and knows that 'he' is not far behind. He must be quick, but I doubt Temple is going to be happy at all with this turn in events.
I have something planned to give some meatier details of the Austro-Turk wars. it might not be for a while, but we'll touch on it.Throughout this great story, I have wonders about the Austro-Turk Wars that keep being mentioned.
Plot, subplot and more... and not to mention Ebenezer Scott and an unknown female voice from below! Excellent update sir!
Maybe. And of course they do. I hear tell New Orleans is swarming with them. And Tom Petty sings about them out in LA. Besides, haven't you seen The Lost Boys?She's a vampire?
Vampires emigrate over Atlantic pond too?
Good questions all. I'll clarify who the woman is soon. As for Scott, he could be. I won't tell.This mysterious woman, could she be the vampire from the first chapter? Is Ebenezer Scott in league with the vampires? Or is there another player at work whom we do not yet know?
Set up, yes. Dead, likely. But that doesn't necessarily mean he's out of the story.Not a woman NOOO!!!
Anyways, I think our Huard has just been set up. It doesn't matter if he just got a lot of information, it will be useless if he is dead.
Poor Temple oblivious, unlike his forefathers.
Who doesn't like a good female vampire, eh?A Vampyress, eh? Interesting... Good work, sir!
Well, we know how it goes down, at least a little. I'm still working on the rest of those scenes, interspersing them here and there.This is mixed news. I hope Huard is up to fighting off a trap.
Good eye. As for the speculation, I cannot say for now. However, that isn't a bad guess. Not saying it's right, but it is interesting, surely.If this sets the scene for the very first post, then Huard is in a lot of trouble. Then again, if the woman in Ebenezer's attic is the same as the one who takes in Huard after his assault, maybe it's good. She seemed helpful enough in the second post.
Speculation - if the mystery woman is a vampire herself (not much evidence to support it, but nothing to reject the notion - and she was hiding indoors, away from any natural light), then what are the odds she is the same person who walks into Sam's office some 150 years later?