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Missing Muse

This Story Arc during the For the Love of Mist Era. While the group was almost finished with Building Dragon Fen a Bard came visiting searching for help in finding his lost muse.

Discussion Threads

Character Quotes

Ilero (TMO)] (The T in TMO stands for Thesaurus)

[Sir Francis Bacon (Carissa)] Does thou not often make enemies on the road?
[Indigo (Lisa)] Not really
[Sir Francis Bacon (Carissa)] Some simply do not appreciate my arts.
[Ilero]] (TMO) coughs quietly.
[Indigo (Lisa)] I mean ... a couple ... but we make a lot of friends too.
Sir Francis Bacon (Carissa) mutters, "This is the third lute this week I had to replace."

[Carissa] Lisa can fill what particulars she wants. Otherwise...we'll head off to Millers?
[Carissa] (P.S. I've never DM'd before so bear with me)
[Master] beer with her
[Spring] oh ok.
[Spring] hehehe
[Carissa] That'll be at Miller's

[Sir Francis Bacon (Carissa)] (Who's up to bat?)
[MarioHome] bats?
[Sir Francis Bacon (Carissa)] (Actually there isn't a batter. Huh go figure)
[Skarphedin (Ryan)] Mmmm... bats. Among my people, they are a delicacy

[Mara (MarioHome)] do you have a favorite key
[Mara (MarioHome)] because you seem to sing in all of them

[Master] backs up thudding into the tree she could not see because she is blinded by the light
[Master] (and LINK)
[Mara (MarioHome)] ("...and the calliope crashed to the ground...")


Feed Back & Recollections

This was the first Guest DM story arc we had in a while. Carissa Braun came up with the idea and I was able to fit it into a time frame when there were many characters available and no one was quite settled back in.


Epilogue and Notes

"Nay, if our wits run the wild-goose chase, I am done; for thou hast more of the wild goose in one of thy wits than, I am sure, I have in my whole five." - Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 4.

With the story wrapped up, some final thoughts and clarifications are in order. The arc was written upon the idea of a bard seeking inspiration for his next play. Who better to provide it than the Dragonslayers? Of course, he couldn't tell them they were the play and so started the chase for his muse which he may or may not have implied was an actual, physical woman.

As it was written as a Shakespearean comedy twist, the bard was, of course, Sir Francis Bacon, who some argue was Shakespeare in disguise. Whether or not that is true, during the story arc, Sir Bacon quotes many of the plays and sang many of the songs the real Shakespeare wrote. So many quotes, in fact, that I'm not going to point them out because there are too many. And yes, the Shakespearean inspiration also extended to his insults which came from my handy little Shakespearean Insult Book. Fun times for all!

In addition to Shakespeare, one set location desired was a rainbow swamp. This real, natural phenomenon was chosen simply because it's pretty and more people should know about it. Besides, between the leeches and bullywugs, it's nice to have a reminder that not all parts of the swamp are bad, right?

Thankfully everyone survived the encounter, we actually got everyone to believe Calliope was real, and everything mostly stayed on track which admittedly is surprising, but not a complaint, especially at first attempt at DMing. I can't speak for everyone, but it was a fun story arc to run!

Fare you well, until next time!


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