Role Playing Fiction:
Over the years, the members of the Company have
played a LOT of RPGs. Many of them inspired fiction - and still are.
This is a selection of those pieces of fiction. We hope you enjoy!
Fiction by Gord Rose:
The Journal of Calamar Eldanil:
Calamar is an elven cleric of Corellon in a
Greyhawk campaign run by Adrian Johnson. The world was richly detailed
and a lot of effort went into the creation of the setting and the
characters that populated it. It inspired a great deal of fiction.
Beginning of the Auldvoron Campaign (Chapters 1-3)
There's always a beginning to everything. This campaign was particularly
iconic for many of us in the group as it was our first regular forray
into D&D together, starting with 2nd Edition and eventually morphing
into 3.5 as new rules came out. These chapters introduce many of the
characters and get things started on the group's first adventure.
It should be noted that Gord's concept of the Bladesingers was unique.
It had to be, actually. D&D changed the rules on Bladesingers
so many times that it was hard to keep up. Eventually, he just made
up his OWN rules - and Jodi, the player of Aelyra, couldn't have been
more pleased that he did.
A story about “Quarrel” Leofmund (human ranger/rogue), set
in Gord's Auldvoron campaign.
Fiction by Jodi Krangle &
A combination piece of fiction regarding the events that happened
to Kioko during her sojourn as a Matsu to repay the debt of honour
required after she killed another Matsu in a duel. For more information,
see the L5R synopsis page.
Stable In Waterdeep
This story was a joint effort by both Gord and myself, conducted through
email from each of our characters' perspectives. Nyia is my character
and Fin is Gord's character in The Company of Strangers campaign -
the campaign this website is named after. It is is run by Dave Graham
in the D&D world of Forgotten Realms. Nyia is a somewhat naive
merchant's daughter who has had a lot of odd things happen to her
while travelling with the Company (not the least of which was finding
out her father was an ancient Bronze dragon. Technically, in D&D
terms, she's a Dragon Desciple, having started as a fighter/sorcerer).
Fin was a Knight (technically, a Samurai) travelling with the company
after he had left his homeland of Cormyr in something of disgrace
(according to him anyway.). Not many of the Company knew much
about his history at all and this scene takes place within Waterdeep
right after they found out his real name and his previous standing
as a Purple Dragon Knight in his homeland. We laughed about Nyia's
silly crush for a while. I joked with Gord and Dave that I'd be fine
with whatever happened as long as Nyia didn't end up being like poor
Eowyn. Ha. Little did I know ...
Mess On A New Ship
Another joint effort between Gord and myself conducted through email
from the perspectives of our two characters in Dave's Star Wars campaign
(Hashik & Myrani). The title of the piece is a play on words -
because the two of them really have made quite a mess of things. ;)
Though this story is about fixing them. At least for the time being
Fiction by Richard
Van Falk's Backstory
The background story for Rian Van Falk, a character in Gord's D20
Modern campaign. Gord is also a co-author of the story.
The background story for Curunir Avanthar, an elven Champion of Corellon
Larethian within the Auldvoron campaign run by Gord Rose.
Saga of Rache Bladefist
The background story for Rache Bladefist, a half elven (at least in
the beginning) ranger within the Dullstrand "A" campaign
run by Adrian Johson.
Great Almighty Pickle
A song written in honour of Fin by Garrick, the bard in the Company
of Strangers campaign. Must be read to be believed.
A song written by Garrick, the bard in the Company of Strangers (because
he was the King of Silverymoon, don'tchaknow.)
Fawkes' Tale (with assistance from Gord Rose)
The origin story of Tyrion Fawkes in Gord's Rifts Campaign. While
Rich wrote the concept and background details, Gord wrote the dialogue
portion to give the character more flavour and context.
You have to read it to believe it. Based on the situations and
characters within Dave Graham's Star Wars campaign. He's also
responsible for the character descriptions on the Star
Wars Campaign Summary page.
A running joke now in regards to his Paladin in our Company of
Strangers RPG, Ian decided to write this song parody to the tune
of Stuck In The Middle With You.
Description for the Masquerade Ball
Within the Company of Strangers campaign, the entire company attended
a masquerade ball within Waterdeep. This is a description of the outfit
Nyia wore to attend. She was masquerading as a dragon. Big surprise.
Woes of Silver
A poem (often sung) about defeating a dragon in defence of a town.
Pardon the use of a bronze dragon as the bad guy. This was written
before she knew that the metallics were the "good guys"
and the chromatics were the "bad guys". And frankly, "bronze"
just has a nicer ring to it than "red", "green"
- The Beginning
Some background on the stoic barbarian in Rob's Nyrond campaign.
What set her on the road she now travels.
- The Race
The events that led to Jayna losing her last tie to the Wolf Nomads
- her horse, Tavi.