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The Tales of Sir Tâche
Author: Alex White
Alex White is a young and enthousiastic AGA Member who has produced a lot of Gaming Fiction for publication in THE RUNE and on this Web Site. In all honesty it's his work which has prompted this section! Alex is a 16 year old with a developed writing style who's taken a variety of characters and circumstances from a Role-Playing Campaign he was involved in and created the Tales of Sir Tâche le Morceau.
Tâche was a Knight in a HârnMaster Campaign I (Mark Philp, the Web Master) ran. Originally he started out as a Laranian Knight, Larani being very much akin to the Christian God of the Middle Ages. After a time though and a great journey Sir Tâche was captured by worshippers of the evil chirch of Agrik. Agrikans believe in warfare, battle and passion and are the mortal enemies of all Laranians. Once captured, Sir Tâche was placed naked into an arena akin to the old Colesseum matches of the Roman Empire and set to defend himself against six Agrikan Knights. There were other characters in the arena too - a fact that saved Sir Tâche's life in the end. Alas for Tâche, at the end of the Campaign, he survived the arena fight and was taken in by the Agrikans and corrupted...
Enough about Old Campaigns and onto the fiction-at-hand. I thought a brief recap of the most important elements of Sir Tâche's chequered history was necessary for an interested reader to see what Alex has done with his character in these stories. He's chosen to set his tales within his own world but has drawn on elements from the HârnMaster Game he was apart of. Sir Cathal, for example, was an NPC in an adventure early on in the Campaign I ran. These pieces are a good look into what the Hârn Game I ran was like (it was pretty lethal and graphic - very Medieval in feel and setting), and what kinds of quality Role-Playing Games occur through the AGA.
The Tales of
Sir Tâche are contained in six documents, of which currently only
five are within my possession. These five stories are listed below
and can be read On-Line, or downloaded for your enjoyment in a variety
of different formats. So please read Alex's work and be enevloped
in the wo
Episode II: With Fire They Came
Sir Cathal, the local Knight of Dunnbarrow and a number of other minor villages, lack of vigilance of his office and heeds not the cires of his peasants. With the warnings ignored and the seasons passing They Come... Five Knights donned all in Black into the Village to announce their presence...
Episode III: To Sleep without Dreams
Two Knights meet on a secluded road within a wood. One bears a message from across the Emerald Sea; the other has a darker task he must perform...
Episode IV: When Hope is Lost to Flame
I haven't gotten around to editing this piece yet but will attempt to before the end of June. What's it about? I'm not sure... I do know that it's a continuation of the saga and about 6 pages long...
Episode V: And the Gates did Burn
This piece is anothere I haven't edited with a fine-tooth comb and will do so before the end of June. From what I glanced of it whilst formatting away I believe Sir Cathal is attacked by our good friend Tâche, with fiery results!
Episode VI: The Final Tale of Sir Tâche le Morceau
This piece has been edited by Alex himself and contains three tales interwoven which lead to the demise of the evil Sir Tâche. "In the Halls of the Justicar", "Into the heart of the Enemy", and "Every Fear is Conquered" are the three final chapters which conclude Sir Tâche's epic tale...
"The Gaming Group"
A Weekly On-Line Comic Strip beginning as of July 4th, 1999.
Mark Philp (that's me - the guy who maintains the AGA Web Site) has decided to create a weekly On-Line Comic Strip based around the concept of a Gaming Group. Originally these strips were supposed to be submitted for publication in THE RUNE but I never got around to drawing them and placed the idea on the back-burner. Now, as it appears THE RUNE is to become an irregular publication, I've dragged them out into the light of day for pseudo-publication (if you can call this 'publication').
are hokey, the style's simple (I admit I'm no artist)... Hopefully
the content's entertaining, or at the very least mildly amusing.
Take a look as of July 4th...
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Adelaide Gamers' Assoc. 1999.