The Misfits of Dametreos (Part 1 and Part 2)
The very original epic of the Roleplay, unique in it's carefree, unplanned nature, this boisterous epic chronicles the meeting of the group to be known as the "Misfits" and their subsequent adventures involving malevolent Crusaders, thieving pirates, and KK2ers as seen at the height of anti-KK2 times here on CC.
The Fell War
Even as the Misfits' adventures were coming to an end, and that heroic group began to break up, war began to rise between the Dark Forest and the Wolfpack. Eventually, some of the splintered Misfits make their way into the tale. A tale of war and magic, introducing new characters and lands. A more serious tale than the Misfits of Dametreos
, it followed a more predefined plot.
Dragonlust follows the course of events immediately after the Misfits of Dametreos
, and introduces several new characters. It's main protagonists are the largest remaining group of Misfits and several new allies they pick up along the way.
The Return of the Bulls
Completely without thought, the Bull Knights were left off of the original CCRP map, and so one of the characters in the Misfits of Dametreos
was the "last of the Bulls". Taking up right after the Misfits of Dametreos
, this epic follows the life of that last Bull, King Barbod, as he learns that this is not so, but that he is heir to an entire kingdom in hiding. As it progresses, it picks up the thread of events after The Fell War
, finally culminating in Barbod's reunion with his hidden people.
The BloodVaine Epic
Named for its chief antagonist, the BloodVaine Epic is the greatest of all CCRP epics. It's earliest chapters run parallel to the Return of the Bulls
, but it soon absorbs all of the CCRP into its orbit, as all of Dametreos (the lands of the CCRP) becomes embroiled in a massive war, culminating in an epic battle.
The end of the BloodVaine War meant several untied loose ends, one of which was the tale of young Walf and his mismatched friends. This short tale is extremely well-written, as well as being one of the shortest in the Roleplay.
Quest for the Wizardsbane
The story I led, this one started before the BloodVaine Epic, with some references to it appearing in Dragonlust
. It finally came to its ultimate end some months after the defeat of BloodVaine, in a sorceror's duel and battle in the Old Ruins. A reading of the BloodVaine Epic
is advised for complete understanding, since the characters got interrupted in the middle of this plot by that all-encompassing war.
The War Within the Wolfpack
The BloodVaine War was over, and Dametreos should have been at peace. But such was not the case. Only a few months after the fall of BloodVaine, the Wolfpack erupted in a bloody civil war that saw the rightful king deposed, and various factions turn the land into a bloody battleground of self-serving factions. Ultimately good triumphs, but at what cost?
The Black Falcons are, strangely enough, the black sheep of early CCRP history, and in the BloodVaine War they sided with evil. Following crippling defeats and the death of their king, the Black Falcons now find themselve struggling to rebuild their shattered nation and find their international footing once again.
The Lost Stars Chronicle
The last hurrah of the Misfits, this tale traces its origin to two pendants that played a role in the Misfits of Dametreos
. Here we finally learn of their true purpose, and a company including several of the Misfits and their later allies band together to destroy the pendants, and also the malingering spirit of BloodVaine, which has cast Dametreos into an unnaturally bad winter. The climax of this epic is arguably the best one yet written in the CCRP, and is full of old favourites as well as a few hints of future leading characters.
A Seafaring Saga
The last currently-published saga, this tale involves the kidnapping of a princess and a following chase on the high seas. Occuring right after the nearly simultaneous endings of the Quest for the Wizardsbane
, The Lost Stars Chronicle
, Peregrine Politics
, and War Within in the Wolfpack
, this tale is the first one that truly escapes the shadow of BloodVaine, and is the first one wholly within the brave new Dametreos of the future.
There, my dear friends, are the CCRP epics! I highly encourage you to pick one, read it, and give us feedback here on our ability as storytellers. And if you have any questions about the Roleplay in General, just stop by the Gaming Forum, and drop us a line. We'll be only too happy to help.
~Michael A. Joosten - Gaming Moderator~