Hello everyone. About a month ago I had a semi regular ongoing writefaggotry/story that I was writing on /tg/ I had been busy and let it fall to the wayside. Is anyone interested in me picking it up again?First Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27693404/Second Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27726570/Third Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27759119/Fourth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27796924/Fifth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27835051/Sixth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27877615/Seventh Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27918888/Eighth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27992471/Ninth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28072186/Tenth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28181599/Eleventh Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28622612/Twelfth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28760492/Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/u/Shadow_XXVII (Primary no longer updated as I reached the maximum size)Twitter: https://twitter.com/Knight_of_TGDeviant Art: http://knight-of-the-realm.deviantart.com/
>>29996915Oh hey, if you're still writing sure.Thought you gave up!
>>29996915Ohmygods IT'S THE KNIGHT! I thought you'd fallen off the face of the planet! I'm here and eager for storytime!
Wow. I didn't expect such a strong response...I'd better get back to writing then.
>>29997561Fuck yes! If you are a Cascadian, I would like to buy you a beer.
You have no idea how happy I am to see you again.
>>29996915Holy shit, I thought you were dead.Thank fuck I caught it before I went to bed.That's a yes, incidentally.
>>29996915Alright then. Let's get started. Since the last thread never got archived and it's been so long, I'll repost that first.(This should actually be part 13 by the way)
>>29999947On second thought, I just dug up the Foolz link.http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/29017539/I'm writing more but it may be a while before I can post it.
traditional bump, and I'll see you in the morning.Glad you're not dead or burned out, by the way.
>>30000186Always glad to see a person get back to their craft. Too many people leave things half finished and then drift off without a word.That said, it looks like we're back to the same old pacing with /tg/ lazily bumping these threads away from non-existence. It's enough to where I half-suspect this is a troll post to make people think KotR is back to writing.Most quests (which actually take player input) produce at least a post per 20 minute mark. The fact that this requires so much longer for no proportionate return on quality is saddening. That said, welcome back, but please don't start another thread until you have enough material to keep it from sliding off the face of the earth.And yes, I realize this post will be bumping it back to the front page. I'm not overly cruel.
Just a thought, but if you didn't finalize the gifts I think a certain elf princess might like a collar...
>>30001997I don't mean to be rude, but isn't it his choice as to how he runs, and whether he runs at all? I feel he should write at his own pace, and produce the best quality possible. You are entitled to your own opinion, of course.
>>30002006oh good idea.
>Finally get home after long day of work, traffic, and training.>Grab some dinner.>Think to myself, "Wasn't there something I was going to do? Hmmm... Must be nothing.">Start up computer game.>Play for a few minutes.>Check phone, see internet up with /tg/ on it.>"Oh yeah! I'm writing again."Back everyone.
>>29996915Rina smiled, "Fair enough, Sir Knight… and thank you for the gift, it was quite thoughtful.""You're welcome Rina. Now Felìcita, finding a gift for you for today was a little problematic. You see… I already gave you that elven saber from that nobleman a few months ago as recognition of your improved abilities… so today you get a new scabbard to accompany it. I just want you to remember how far you've come and how well you have done."Felìcita was beaming and practically jumped across the table to hug me as I gave her the scabbard, "Thank you Master Knight!""It was nothing really."Turning to Nadja, I proffered an exquisitely crafted dagger, "Part of me feels that giving you this is a mistake, but you've earned a little trust for how much you've helped us. When we first met, you attacked me from ambush and nearly killed me. Not many people can say that. This knife is called a Rondel Dagger."Nadja raised her eyebrows in confusion, "I've heard of them, but aren't they typically used by knights?""Yes they are, I have one of my own in fact. However I think that you'd enjoy the weapon for the same reason that I do, the entire dagger is designed to penetrate the joints, visor and other weak spots of heavy armor. The next time you go up against an armored foe, it might be useful."Nadja snorted, "You know, giving someone who tried to kill you a weapon to do the job better isn't necessarily the best idea," her face took on a more serious tone, "I do appreciate the gift, however I appreciate the trust implied by it even more. Thank you, Knight…"
>>30006851"Welcome, Nadja. Now, Aimèe, I didn't get you anything quite as utilitarian, but I hope you'll appreciate it anyhow." As I said that, I slid a small package over to her, puzzled she opened up the package and pulled out a small set of keys.Looking curiously at me Aimèe asked, "Keys? I'm not sure I get it…"I smiled, "Look at the symbol on the keys.""Isn't this the Albero Città crest?"I nodded and Aimèe continued, "By any chance are these the keys from the Albero Città jail?"I smiled, "Yes they are. You managed to get into that jail and rescue me that night in the city. You deserve a memento of it."Aimèe leaned over to kiss my cheek, "Awww… Thanks, Sir Knight."I smiled back and accepted her thanks before moving on, "Veila, now your gift is in the same vein as Aimèe's."I passed her another package, similar to the last one. Veila opened it and smiled, "I recognize this. This is the lock from the secret passage into the castle, isn't it? Great choice, Knight!""Thanks. I figured it would be a good way to say thank you for all your help back there.""You've already thanked me enough, but I always enjoy hearing it again..."
>That's all for tonight. I'm still getting back in the hang of writing again. Should have a light day at work tomorrow, so I'll see if I can write more then.
Like a bump outta hell
>>30008904I returned Veila's smile and moved on. "Gaël, this one is for you.""Really? Thanks, I'd have gotten you something too... had I known about this holiday before today. You should have said something.""I didn't want people to feel obligated or anything..."At the chorus of protests to this, I continued, "and anyways, all of the support and camaraderie that I've received from you is more than thanks enough. Now quit feeling guilty and open your gift already!"Gaël laughed and opened up his package, "Oh? A copy of Albero Città's Bardic College Performances of the Year? Very thoughtful, Sir Knight.""Open it up. Try page 34."Gaël opened the book and began to read quickly, "This... this is my story. The Dread Knight story... and the next one is my version of the Noble Knight story..."I nodded, "Every year the Bardic College collects popular new stories, songs, and other performances from across Albero Città and publishes them in these annual journals. Looks like you made it twice. Congratulations."Gaël looked stunned, "I - I don't know what to say... Thank you..."
By the way, I forgot to say thanks for the warm welcome back. Its nice seeing you all again too.
>>30016646Likewise mate.Still lurkan.
>>30016383"Think nothing of it. Boniface, this is for you. After that shipwreck, you led your crew overland to civilization, keeping them alive and safe. Hopefully that disaster won't happen again, but if it does this should help.""An emergency survival kit? Perfect! I shall treasure it forever and place it in a honored spot in my quarters... where hopefully it'll never be removed."A small chuckle was had at that before I cleared my throat to move in. I coughed a few times nervously before speaking again, "Eva, it's time for your gift."
>>30016646Good to see you back. And thanks for not dropping this, yet at least. Like >>30001997 said, too many people leave stuff half finished around here. Hopefully you can finish this off.So thanks for the updates and to more.Back to lurken
>>30016898With that I pulled out a small delicate box. "When I first met you, I noticed that you prefer to avoid a noble's accoutrements, instead preferring priestly garb. I don't want to take away from that, but I felt that you deserved some recognition for how well you have governed your land so far."With that I opened up the box to reveal an tiara. Unlike the one that Lady Eva currently wore, this one was ornate, crafted of gold and silver and decorated with gems and other precious stones.Reactions around the table were mixed. Lady Eva gasped and tried to protest that the tiara was far too much and that she didn't need or deserve it, but it was easy to see how pleased she was underneath, the dwarves murmured and whistled in appreciation for the craftsmanship and quality, the other women gasped in astonishment and a little envy, and Lady Uliana gave me an approving wink and a thumbs up gesture behind Eva's back. When we finally "persuaded" Eva to put on the crown she looked magnificent and was given a small round of applause.After things quieted down, I turned to Martina at my right. "And last but not least, we have your gift Martina."As I pulled out her gift, the only sound that could be heard was Siegbert's whisper, "Is that... a ring box?"
>>30017630I spoke quickly, "Let me explain before anyone jumps to any conclusions," turning to Martina I continued, "no matter how well founded they are."I cleared my throat and kept talking, "Many if you know that Martina has been the primary researcher for this group, but I'm not sure that anyone is aware of just how valuable that skill has been to all of us. Martina's research developed the telepathy spell that allowed us to liberate Albero Città. Her research was what allowed us to discover Mr. Aldric's true identity, and her research is what led us to this land. Evidently there is a tradition common to several arcane or magic universities throughout the world that involves the awarding of a special ring to their most prominent scholars... I'm probably not qualified to do so, but I feel that Martina has more than earned it."With that I opened the box and revealed the Scholar's Ring. It was an ornate ring, crafted of white gold with silver runes over the band, and obviously magical. Martina held out a wavering hand, "Thank you, Sir Knight... W-would you do the honors?"I slid the ring on her finger, despite what I'd said about not jumping to conclusions, it was obviously a very emotionally intimate moment. A few awkward moments followed, but they soon passed and the rest of the meal continued in high spirits.
By the way, is everyone still enjoying the story? The quality hasn't dropped too much since the break?
>>30019032The quality is still good.
>>30019032Aye, it's as good as it was before.
>>30019032It's all good, I'd be disappointed if you just let the prior gift thread just drop into the ether.
>>29996915You have returned!<
Sorry about the delay. Some small crisis came up. Be back soon.
>>30019032just as goodglad your back sir knightit hasnt been the same without all this chivalry
>>30023135Eh, it's been 13ish threads now, we're used to you having small crises every now and then. If you weren't delivering a damned fine story, I doubt it would've gone past 2 threads.
>>30025077>small crisesI always wonder how others crises compare to AC-Guys ones and why the world just loves to shit on him so often.
>>30023135Everything resolved for now. I'll update more tomorrow.In the interim please feel free to ask questions or post comments. Thanks for reading everyone, KotR
>>30033793How long do you see the story taking, out of interest?
Oh wow this thread is back! Man, I was wondering what on earth happened.>>30033793Might be an idea to repost those character bios from earlier threads? It has been a while since the story was written here.
the third bumb, the magical
>>30018967After the meal we returned to the castle. Yet another feast was planned for that night and most of my companions threw themselves into preparation for it. However I had another job to do. Leaving the brightly lit chambers halls behind, I followed a series of dimly lit corridors to a little used wing of the castle where the sounds of celebration faded away and decoration was nonexistent. I finally reached the room I was looking for. As the heavy wooden door opened I could see the inside of the room was far different from the rest of the castle. The only light came from an open arrow slit that was allowing wind and snow to blow in, chilling the room to the bone and instead of furnishings, the chamber was completely empty save for a set of dark stairs heading down. I followed those stairs down to a lower level under the castle. This subterranean tunnel was even darker than the last room, lit only by a few torches along the walls. Reaching the end of the corridor, I opened the heavy door and entered the small room beyond. Four guards, the best and most skilled men in the castle stood to attention as I entered. I nodded my acknowledgement to them and proceeded to the small cell that they were guarding. "So... are you ready to talk yet, Lieutenant Faina?"
>>30041471The woman, now lacking her iconic golden armor, snorted in derision. "You don't torture me, you don't deny me food, water, or sleep, and you somehow expect me to break and talk about Golden Saber secrets?"I shook my head, "You will eventually. You're not getting out of here without helping us. Eventually you'll realize that. And I can be patient until then."I pulled up a stool and pulled out the folded sheet of paper that I had prepared. "I'm going to ask you some questions now. Answering all of them to the best of your ability will help secure your release."Faina just smirked at me so I continued."One. Your name is Faina, correct?"The woman burst out laughing, a surprisingly musical laugh, "That's the kind if questions you are asking? And here I thought that they would be important questions. Yes, that is correct."I hid my irritation and continued, "Two. Is it true that you hold the rank of Lieutenant in the Golden Saber Mercenaries?"Another laugh, "Yes, it is. Is this interview about the Golden Saber or is it about me?"I fought down another surge of annoyance. "Three. You are the only female member of the Golden Saber that I have observed. How common are women in the organization?""What's a matter Knight? Don't you already have enough of your own?"I shook my head and forced my anger to settle before continuing, "The point being, women are rarely treated well by your comrades. You on the other hand have not only risen to officer rank, but the other soldiers seem to fear you somewhat. So we come to the next question. Four. Who are you really?"There was no laugh at this question, instead Faina became sullen, "I'm done answering questions. You can leave."
>>30042807I see where this is going and I like it.She's somehow related with General Zinoviy, isn't she?
>>30043233 or Isocrates
>>30042807I stood up and brushed myself off, "Very well. We'll try again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, until we have the information we need. Good day Lieutenant."I returned to the upper chambers and met Aimèe in the hallway, "Sir Knight! There you are. We were looking for you.""Sorry Aimèe. I was just checking on our prisoner. I don't suppose you've had the chance to make any connections in the local underworld?""No Sir Knight, we've been too busy. I'll see what I can do though. What did you want in particular?""I was just wondering if you couldn't find out any more information on Lieutenant Faina. I suspect there is more to her than we know."Aimèe nodded solemnly. "I'll see what I can do. In the meantime, come with me. The feast is about to start! We don’t want to miss it!""I don't know how anyone could still be hungry after all the feasts we've had lately. Isn't this land supposed to be in a famine or something?"Aimèe shrugged, "Evidently these past few months were unusually productive. Everyone wants to make the most of it while it lasts."The feast was jubilant and lasted long into the night. For me the highlight of the night was Lady Eva explaining to the others what the different days of the holiday were and what they represented. The look on everyone's face when they found out that tomorrow would be about embarrassing them was quite enjoyable.
>Going to take some time to respond to previous comments.>>29997508Nice to see you again Britfag.>>29998456Unfortunately I'm a bit too far to the south to be a Cascadian. I appreciate the offer though.>>29998524It's nice to be back. Where is that gif from by the way?>>30001997Tried that. Can't do it. It's like the difference between running uphill and downhill. One way you get tired and burnt out when your're barely started, the other way you need to keep going or you'll fall flat on your face.>>30035480There are four more main "arcs" in the story planned so far. I'll put them in spoilers in case it matters.1) Holiday Arc (In Progress)2) Fighting the Golden Saber3) Fighting Isocrates4) Conclusion/Ending
>>30045817once you get back into the swing of it, I imagine you're going to have more inspiration.I know that whenever I took long breaks from assignments at uni my productivity went down the shitter when I took it back up.
Sorry I dropped off there for the last few hours. Had to work. Unfortunately I'm out for the night, I'll be back to updating tomorrow though.
>>30045817>Where is that gif from by the way?It's from the Steins;Gate movie. It's pretty decent, but you have to either watch the series or play the VN first to understand what's going on in the movie.
Midnight at the bump and found
I hear bumping, but there's no rainThis kind of bumping bring knight to write again
>>29996915would have been nice if you had warn us on twitter.anyways welcome back KotR!
Thread is now archived!happy reading everyone!
>Back everyone>>30019722I posted the link to the Foolz archive. Was that not enough?>>30058024That would have been a great idea if I didn't forget about the Twitter account entirely.>>30058420Much obliged, thanks!
>>30045358The next day started with yet another large meal before we traveled into town. The festivities were in full swing and the streets were packed with tents and booths, each one offering either foodstuffs, hand crafted trinkets, or games of chance.After some brief discussion, we decided to split up for a few hours to enjoy the festival before reuniting with each other at the end of the day at an open air theatre. I smiled as we went our separate ways, this would give me the opportunity to deliver everyone's "little shame" without turning it into public humiliation in front of the rest of the group.
>>30061634You misinterpret me, I meant that I was glad you were continuing it, even though it would have been easier to just fast forward it.
Bad News: Updates will be a little slow due to work.Good News (For me at least): I just found this for $00.25!
>>30062717That's perfectly alright. Quality over quantity. Nice shoes.
>>30061731I found Martina by a large bonfire that the town had constructed in one of their squares. She was sitting near the fire and enjoying the blaze. I sat down next to her and pulled out a small box. Martina eyed it suspiciously, "More jewelry? But isn't today supposed to be 'a little shame' or something? What's the catch?"I chuckled as I passed her the box, "Who said that there needed to be a catch?"Martina looked skeptical but accepted the box and opened it up to reveal a large ruby pendant, "Wow. This is really nice... its a great gift..." suddenly her brow furrowed and her eyes glowed slightly, "...and it's enchanted to stay with me when I shapeshift isn't it?""You look cute when you're wearing nothing but a harness and a smile," as Martina flushed red I added, "however embarrassment suits you well too.""Thanks..." Martina said shyly. "For what its worth I'll still wear this, it's still a very good gift.""You're welcome Martina. Now I need to hunt down the others and give them their gifts. I'll see you later tonight."
holy shit this is alive!dude, you forgot to post on your twitter
My apologies for the delay. Working two jobs and taking classes tends to put a damper on ones writing schedule.
>>30069913take your time man, I'm sure most of us here are busy planning for valentines anyway.
>>30069913Ugh... Sorry, but I'm out for the night. See you all tomorrow.
>>30075049cya Knight, I'm just glad this is back, regardless of how long it takes
>>30075049sleep well KotR!
Bump up night
Blind as a bump
>>30075049Sorry about the lack of updates today. Work was actually busy today. I'll have some in a hour or so though.
bump it! louder!bump it! louder!
Bump in the Knight
bedtime bump, someone take over for me
>>30100308fear not, we've got you covered.Incidentally, I think it's only polite to wait until at least page 8/9 before bumping, so we don't cluster the front page.
in the land of the bump, the poster is king.
ohshit page 10 bump
I have absolutely no idea what page we're on bumpI just leave the tab open and refresh it when i get home from work
on a pale bump
Hey guys. Sorry I've been away so long. I'll try to do a little more updating again.
Page 8 bump.
act 2, father of bump
Sorry guys....I'd just let this thread die and I'll start up another one when I've got more ready.
>>30124525s'all good KotR, take your time, just keep us updated with your twitter
>>30124525You underestimate my patience, KoTR. Waiting for for this is a cakewalk compared to waiting for new chapters of Berserk and Vagabond.