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6 years 4 months ago #47 by Curumo Ishamle Gorthaur
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Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

rather than the current fad of starting the story at part 4 we shall begin the the beginning. Born the son of a local blacksmith and the village healer (the former his father and the latter his mother) in a small village he quickly learned the science of the body and the art of crafting. living a happy and blessed life he oftern made trips to the long abandoned church to offer thanks for his many good fortunes seeing that there where areas that no one in the village could explain he was content to trust in the greater powers as explaination. he spent most of his early years aquireing all the knowledge that could be found in his village spending all the money he got from assisting his father and mother in their work to buy books, maps and anything that would grant him knowledge. he believed there was an answer to every question and like all children he had a million questions. so ends the first episode of our handsome all powerful protagonist (again none of it) the blessed years.
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6 years 4 months ago #56 by Curumo Ishamle Gorthaur
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And now to continue the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

Episode 2

The awakening of Passion

Curumo was we left him was a devout follower of knowledge from anywhere he could acquire and he cared more for the fundamental truths than anything else so rather than ask how to use a sword he asked why do you have a sword, how is a sword made and so on. Now there was no one who indulged the insatiable curiosity of Curumo more than Solon the local traveling judge who oversaw the local villages. Solon saw a potential judge in the way Curumo absorbed the facts of laws and tried to instill not just knowledge but his own morals in tales, fables and the lives of great men among the list of great men Curumo saw where names such as Charlemagne, Draco, Cyrus Magnus and other men of power. The greatest of whom was Lycurgus the Law giver (look him up sometime). however Solon couldn't foresee his failure as Curumo rather than learn the intended lesson had instead adopted unrestrained admiration of the great men of the past and wanted to emulate them however he could. Curumo was not evil by any description however he couldn't see the moral principles driving these men only seeing reason or logic. He also through the legal records of his mentor became intrigued by the workings of the human mind seeking to answer his questions on why it worked. the third great interest to govern Curumo's quest for knowlege came from his father, Curumo unsatified with the answer that smithing worked because that was the way it worked or it was the law of nature saught to understand the why of things to the extent of how a calf skin was a better quenching tool than an barrel of water and why differnt methods and concentrations of materials produced different materials.

While others spent their time of peace in happyness and joy Curumo releant lost arts and discovered new ones always seeking more and adopting the plutocratic idea that there was a perfect answer to every question only waiting to be found. Having seen the awakening of passions and desent into obsessions we end this week's episode. next week when we continue the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is still none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

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6 years 3 months ago #59 by Curumo Ishamle Gorthaur
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And now to continue the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

Episode 3: First words

when we left Curumo he had begun his quest for knowledge and order focusing on the great lawgivers, the human mind and the composition of the universe. after years of study entirely accidentally assembling the required texts and knowledge for Psychic powers Curumo developed a curious skill when talking to someone and focusing on them when they lied he could hear their thoughts, what they truly meant at first he began to believe there was something wrong with him and repressed these thoughts however he had set wheels in motion. soon he couldn't repress what he herd and had begun to move objects without touch. However all of this was beyond his control, he had developed power as he had intended to but power is a means not an end and without direction to his life his powers where also direction-less. no matter what he tried he could no more control his power than a man could alter the tide. Curumo proved to be strong willed and managed to resist what would dive lesser men insane. It was in this accidental method that Solon gave Curumo possibly his greatest lesson, "one does not need power, he need only control those with power" and so Curumo realized that the his new abilities where limitless and could alter the world. Curumo began to hear a new voice and the first words it said was "The answers you seek are within you, as is the power required for a man to enforce true order on the world!" Curumo dismissed the voice for years, content with the lessons of Solon, the teachings of his father and mother and what other knowledge he could acquire.

this all changed and a man seeking to maintain his power ended his country and set Curumo on the path of bones following the new voice.That ends this episode of the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is still none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

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6 years 2 months ago #77 by Curumo Ishamle Gorthaur
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And now to continue the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

Chapter 4: declaration of war

The years of bliss ended when the local lord overseeing the land Curumo's village was on began to face his mortality, frightened by the great beyond he sought every means to prevent his passing. In secret he turned to necromancy as a method of prolonging his life, in order to supply the necromancers with materials for their work he began to put even minor criminals to death even in the absence of Solon, breaking the laws of the land. soon those who opposed the lord began to disappear, among the first was Solon himself. Fewer and fewer people traveled to the castle in the months that followed. The lord began to head out on campaign as his requirement for fresh bodies grew, first bandits then neighbouring lands, even his own wounded men would simply vanish when sent to the surgeons. However as always in troubled times the people shouldered the burden and endured. That was until one fateful day when the final ritual which would have turned the lord into an undying immortal was soon to be completed, they only needed one more large supply of bodies and with a small village conveniently close to the castle they had an obvious target when the soldiers objected every single one of them as well as the castle staff were turned into undead they would serve even against their will. They laid waste to the village before with ease. There was however one man who stood firm, all blacksmith are strong but with the increase of work due to the recent campaigns Curumo's father was even stronger than normal and so as the undead approached his home he took his hammers straight from the forge fires having recently completed a final project. Curumo watched from safety as his father felled many of the undead beasts and was eventually overpowered by sheer numbers, torn limb from limb and consumed before his very eyes. during the fighting one of the undead had spilt the coals from the forge fires and the village was set ablaze and the burning timbers began to break. Curumo witnessed the undead find his mother as the roof fell in on him.

"Why did you not fight?" asked the voice
"Because i was scared" Curumo answered
"was? are you scared no longer?"
"i have nothing else, you promised power spirit, give it to me!"
"people say please when asking for favours" the voice mocked
"i do not ask! i command! i will do as Solon taught me and judge the crimes i witnessed!"
"yes you will" the voice said pensively

Curumo bust from the rubble grabbed the scythe that was his father's last project and began walking towards the castle. unlike living defender undead cannot act without orders so with the necromancers inside and the lord with them Curumo approached the castle unopposed. they could not lock the gate though it would not have availed them. they could not fire bows or use the seige engines on the towers. they could only die before Curumo's vengeful rampage as the voice had been honest and granted him power, he tore the undead apart as they had done to his father with only a glance, he hacked limb from body, he accelerated the rot until they turned to dust before him. Curumo was a avatar of vengeance that night. Soon he entered the great hall by rotting the wood away and rusting the metal that barred his way. the necromancers could do nothing against his scythe and one by one faced judgement. finally after dozens lay on the floor it was only Curumo and the lord.

"You defied the natural order and broke the laws of men and nature, for your crimes there can only be one sentence...DEATH!" as he shouted the last work Curumo hacked off the head of the lord in one strike with his scythe. the lord had tried to protest and tried to defend himself however the months dependant on black magic had robbed him of all his strength until he couldnt even lift his own sword. it was a pathetic death for a pathetic man. As Curumo turned to leave he saw a face he had not seen in months Solon had been reanimated and had mostly rotted however he was still clearly Solon to his pupil. Curumo beheaded the undead knowing nothing remained of his former teacher and began to weep surrounded by the dead. After a candle mark he stood walked to the long abandoned chapel in the castle and made his vow.

"I will bring order to the world so good men such as Solon and my father do not suffer a repeat of this. I will create justice where there is none and punish the corrupt. I declare a war here and now on the unlawful and will carry this out by any means. from the thieves who plagued by father in my youth to the kings who start unlawful wars they will all be judged, no wall, nor title or army or nation will keep them safe from me. I will be judge jury and EXECUTIONER for the WORLD!" he ended shouting.
"An impressive vow but how do you plan to enact this grand idea?" the voice asked
"I will use the power you game me, the wisdom of Solon, the strength of my father, the kindness of my mother and" he picked up a torch from a nearby brasier "of course a good deal of blood, steel and fire!" with that he set the castle aflame and burned all the undead left within. Curumo left and never looked back

"Spirit what is your name?"
"my name is MALEKITH" the voice said

the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is still none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 1 week ago #78 by Curumo Ishamle Gorthaur
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And now to continue the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

episode 5: Wandering Justice

Curumo returned to his village and burned all that remained; bodies, homes and personal effects so all that remained was ashes which he scattered as he walked leaving a line miles long in remembrance of that village. He had enacted justice. He had purged the rot that was the necromancers. He lacked direction. As he marched Curumo encountered traces of bandits as he found rotting bodies, burnt carts and slain livestock. Deciding that this could be his new cause Curumo marched onwards searching the local land for signs of bandit hideaways looking along animal tracks and spending weeks patroling at increasing distance from either side of the path. Curumo's food soon ran out and he was ill equipped for this type of living however he persevered and as weeks turned into months and months began to turn to seasons the only thing that prevented Curumo from giving up was his unbending justice. Bandits break the law and so would be punished. Then one day Curumo herd raucous singing. He quietly walked towards the noise drawing his scythe as he did. There they were after months the bandits were before him. Using the skills the voice in his head had taught him when he was still with his village and had practiced since the burning of the castle he reached out into the minds of the bandits before him and spoke inside their minds.
"For the sins you have committed face judgement in the name of Maliketh!" the bandits clutched their heads in confusion and pain as he shouted inside their minds. Curumo absorbed in the righteous fury of Malekith emerged from the bushes decapitating the first bandit as he did with a single swing. spinning on the spot Curumo ended another life. Focusing he shredded the minds of the remaining bandits taking the location of their main camp from their minds before ending all brain functions and beginning a systematic execution of the remaining bandits. A lone bandit returned to the clearing to see Curumo illuminated by the firelight and covered in the blood of his comrades.
"W...Wh...Who are you?" he stammered out.
"I am Ishamel the ender of hope!" Curumo cried as he mercilessly slew the final bandit with a feral smile from ear to ear. Curumo was in the ecstasy of performing justice upon the fowl criminals.

the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant. Next time Curumo brings fire, steel and judgement to the bandit main camp.

Episode 6 black wings of judgement
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6 years 1 week ago - 6 years 1 week ago #81 by Curumo Ishamle Gorthaur
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And now to continue the tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

Episode 6; the Black Wings of Judgement

With the knowledge he had gained from the Bandits minds Curumo soon found the main bandit camp. There were dozens of marauders gathered there. Curumo saw that he wouldn't be able to use the same tactic he had used before. "Why do you fear them? They should fear you! Use the fear!" The voice spoke to him. Curumo felt the world shift. Rage turned his blood to fire. These men lived outside the law. They didn't deserve the protection of the law. Curumo knew he was the fire. He bellowed at the top of his voice "I AM GAUTHAUR! I AM THE CRUEL! YOU SHALL ALL DIE!" and with that Curumo charged through the bushes and began swinging left and right with his sythe. decapitating those nearby before stabbing his sythe into the ground. His left hand held fire while his right hand held lighting, he began throwing balls of energy at the bandits. Curumo didn't kill with the balls of energy, the bandits dropped to the floor in agony. Flesh melted. Curumo then focused and fired a beam of searing light through the bandit leader as he tried to run, searing a hole through his chest. "You were all offered the gifts of life, the gifts of law and order, you rejected this and so have been judged. You held to the false hope that you would be pardoned. Now you face your sentence. Death is too kind for your crimes! Face your sins!" Then curumo gripped the minds of the bandits and forced them to experience all that they had done to other again and again. They suffered through what they had done to others 1000 times in the split second he held their minds. Then he finished them, slowly walking around the camp removing their heads one by one. Soon all but the bandit leader were silenced for ever. "You are their leader, so you are responsible for them." Curumo made the bandit leader live through all his men had just suffered. "Why are you doing this?" The bandit leader sobbed. "YOu broke the law. I am Gauthaur the cruel. I am your executor. Death is too easy for you. Live. Suffer. Tell others. Those who have the audacity to transgress the laws of Maliketh will suffer worse." Curumo turned and with a thought he drew on the shadows of the campfires to form great black wings. With powerful flaps Curumo launched himself into the sky on the black wings of Judgement he began his travels to enforce the word of law. The laws of his mentor Solon, his own laws and the whispers of the voice. The whispers of Maliketh.

The tale of Curumo Ishamle Gorthmar, bringer of gifts, voice of Maliketh the lord of lore and order,dispenser of judgments and the master of the meta was not always the handsome all powerful protagonist of our story. the fact that he is none of these adjectives currently is irrelevant.

Next time,episode 7 Word bearer Law giver.
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