Dragon Rage Tales: The First War prologueToday once flourishing towns and cities now lay in ruins. What could cause the ultimate downfall of the human race you may ask? A horde of dragons angered by years of abuse, slavery, and murder at the hands of their oppressors. This all happened in a world much like our own; a planet called Veleia. As similar as this world seemed to our own there was one big difference. This difference was that dragons were once kind and wise creatures, but now mean and merciless monsters. (For the most part that is.)
The dragons were strong noble creatures; they had the ability to breathe fire and had armor as hard as rocks in the form of scales covering their hides. Back then in the medieval period, they were few in numbers and their existence was unheard of by the humans. Until one day mysterious events have been happening. Farms were getting raided of livestock, some of which were eaten on the ground; precious jewelry was stolen; mines were raided of its gems and rich metallic ores; and e
Event 2-Sub 3-First ImpressionsSub 3: East FactionEvent 2-Sub 3-First Impressions by AtlantaTheAristocrat
Roshan leaned back against the stone wall of the jail cell, grumbling to herself incoherently while glaring at her fellow cell mates. She stank of the Eastern alcohol, sweat and dirt-result of an evening of heavy drinking and a recent fist fight. The others kept their distance, either too tired to start another fight or winded from being subdued by Suzou's authorities. It was not a good first day in the East Territory, but it could have been worse.
After separating again from Alen and leaving the West, Roshan decided to visit the East. She had heard many things of the East, mainly of the mystical treasures by Western treasure hunters, wise beasts and monks, and of the honor bound warriors that fiercely protected the Eastern islands. Much of the people who shared the vessel with her were businessmen, treasure hunters and Remnants such as herself searching for something to gain. Whatever the East Territory provided, it certainly would not give its secrets freely nor w
Event 2-Sub 1- Declination of the SouthAfter getting Anna on a vessel towards the East Territory, Roshan took another ship that was headed toward the West. She was intrigued about its wondrous technology and vast wealth that was rumored to be hidden in the interiors of their islands. It was also where one of her other companions from the arrival place said to have traveled to. If she could find him, then maybe he would prove more useful in helping her gain her memories back. And perhaps find that occupation that might be right for her.Event 2-Sub 1- Declination of the South by AtlantaTheAristocrat
However, since Roshan had very little money for the voyage, the captain allowed her passage to another South Territory Island that was close to the West. From there she would have to work in one of the coastal cities to earn the money for the next trip. One of the many things I do not understand of the humans' customs, she thought Is the need for a metal to trade for services. Money seems incredibly useless when honest work or goods can be traded. Useless or
Ale and Accu. QUEST - Rallin (2/4) (CC)Ale and Accusations : Northern Quest
Participant : Rallin
Part two of four : EVENT 1 "Settling with Swords"
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(The weather outside is sunny) I think to myself, and then a hail piece the size of a ladybug strikes my forehead.
Who am I trying to kid, the weather in the north is about as stable as the stance of woman who stands before me. She leans forward on her sword hilt, pushing the blade tip into the dirt and forcing a ring of crumbly earth to form around the metal. Moments ago this swords-woman was ready to cut my throat, and spill my blood into a tankard to be drunken later with her bar fellows. Yet now for some reason she is the picture of patients. She offered me five minutes to prepare myself and that is when the storm and hail began. Delicately I ask if we could postpone our brawl until the gray skies cleared, to which the woman replies,
“I have been waiting long enough to kill you.”
I straighten up, push my lips down into a small frown and retort,
“I do n
Copyright law is about to change
For more than a year Congress has been holding hearings for the drafting of a brand new US Copyright Act. At its heart is the return of Orphan Works
What does this mean for artists? it means it will make it easier for infringers to steal artists works and harder for people who are making or trying to make a living out of art more difficult. This will effect every artist and all the artwork they have created, are creating, and will be created. Corporates, Big businesses, and publishers want this to pass to make money out off artists works without paying us artists for past, current, and future artwork.
Basic Facts About The Law Being Proposed
- “The Next Great Copyright Act” would replace all existing copyright law.
- It would void our Constitutional right to the exclusive control of our work.
- It would “privilege” the public’s right to use our work.
- It would “pressure” you to register your work with commercial registries.
- It would “orphan” unregistered work.
- It would make orphaned work available for commercial infringement by “good faith” infringers.
- It would allow others to alter your work and copyright these “derivative works” in their own names.
- It would affect all visual art: drawings, paintings, sketches, photos, etc.; past, present and future; published and unpublished; domestic and foreign.
** Ways to stop this or preventing these changes from happening**
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- share, reblog this post, spread it for other artists to take notice and action.
- You can submit a letter on how this law can be an issue for you as an artist here.
- Non-U.S. artists can email their letters to the attention of:
Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights
U.S. Copyright Office
“Right now nobody has to understand copyright law because you’re protected by it, but under the law they are proposing, copyright law wont protect you anymore.”
- Brad Holland (Quote from the video - at 1:23:30)