Banecroft Barony

History :: 997








972:The Fall of Banecroft 991:Refounding 992:The Road to Independance
993:Lean Year 994:Baronial Golden Age 995:Growth in Influence
996:Upping the Ante 997:A Gathering Storm 998:Taking the Field
999:Laurels 1000:Renaissance 1001:Learning
1002:A Brighter Future 1003:Allies 1004:Many Voices
1005:Old Threats 1006:Coming of Age 1007:Return to Roots
1008:Portents 1009:Change of Focus 1010:Steady On

Diamond Banecroft
Diamond, Gwen and Rebel are scalped. The issue is finally resolved, and is officially closed. Diamond takes a magic ring from one of Sauron's minions. The ring proves to be dangerously cursed, although useful. Gwen casts her divine intervention to talk with the Earth Goddess to see if she will take something in exchange for Kyle Grey's freedom. The Earth Goddess replies that three must put their souls at risk to save Kyle.

Third Annual Feast of Rhiassa
Diamond Banecroft
Banecroft began drawing plans for Queen of Hearts. Veros, Gwen and Myrdden accepted the risk to free Kyle Grey. Diamond issued the Dwarven ring of Sauron to Veros to help him. Diamond voted runner-up as best Role Model.

Feast of Hemenshire
Diamond Banecroft
Myrdden wins the Realms Axis and Allies and runs dancing.

Winter's Plight
Diamond Banecroft
The Realms attempted to destroy some invading goblins, but failed to stop them from summoning Crimsoneye, a demon. Banecroft fiought well that day.

Shadow's Wrath
Diamond Banecroft
Meanwhile, at Shadow's Wrath, Rebel, all alone while the rest of the Barony was fighting the goblins at Winter's Plight, got tortured and other unpleasant things. He bore the strain and became the most knowledgeable person about the Shadow's plot.

Feast of Chimeron V
Diamond Banecroft
Chimeron declared a day of Goblin Hunting, since there seemed to be an inordininate crop of them this year. Quick and Sorshana were released from the Curse of the Darkwood Sword, and Sorshana apologises to Diamond for the events at the North South War. Veros, Gonvf, Sir Pyr, and Company pull Soulis, the sixth Wayland Blade, straight from the core of a tree. Diamond tells Voltric how to free the First of the Toh-Rahni. Blue is dicovered but lost before Gwen arrives to use her intervention to send it away. Banecroft wins second place in the goblin hunt, beginning the tradition of the Baronial decanter.

Diamond Banecroft
The god Mortos sent his gang of thieves to take over a countryside. The Realms intervened and made a weapon to destroy Mortos, and his thieves. Diamond fought, but was disgusted by the fact that the villagers they were trying to save were fighting against them. He observes the Orks acting as thieves as well.

Tournaments of Creathorne
Diamond Banecroft
Myrdden discovered his instinctual affinity to the elves of Myth Drannor. Banecroft fought to free Myth Drannor but the effort proved futile. The curse on Veros's ring proved to be more serious than first thought and he is scalped. Touchy negotiations with Heidencreis were needed to restore Veros. The ring remains in Heidencreis hands, much to Diamond's relief. Diamond becomes a Knight of the Sable Dragon.

Diamond Banecroft
The Aspis began scouting out the Realms in preparation for the invasion. Diamond is called away to avert a diplomatic crisis with the Troll King back in Banecroft.

The Dream War
Diamond Banecroft
The Realms successfully navigated the plane of dreams to find the Nameless One's True Name: Akivasha. The Nameless One's Avatar, Skullcrusher, was destroyed by McKrye, but his skull was left behind. Gwen learned more of Fafnir, and her wielding of the dream versions of Smaug and Fafnir proved critical. Diamond adds the final straw that breaks the Nameless One's will. "Do you want my name? Is that what you're hear after?" she said in her hurt child's voice. "Yes, by Faelie! That's what we've come and fought and died over!" Diamond exploded finally.

North/South War
Diamond Banecroft
Banecroft is stronger than it ever has been. Diamond finally meets the legendary Taurdell.

Hate Incarnate
Diamond Banecroft
Tetch's sanity was recovered. Shamus and Darwin prove critical in that quest.

Diamond Banecroft
The Aspis invade. The land of Banecroft fell in battle to the Aspis, but later Blade (new leader of the Aspis) returns Banecroft.

Queen of Hearts Touraments and War Maneuvers IV
Diamond Banecroft
Team Anne
Team Anne
The Barony had a great time supporting Lady Anne. Banecroft, Eagle's Rook, Village of Wren and the Tinkerers guild and others banded together to make a great team. A two year long rivalry is concluded when Lorhner beats Diamond by a hair's breadth in the running tourney. Savyne discovers the runes on the prize glasses.

What Fools These Mortals Be
Diamond Banecroft
Titania plotted to cause a war to drink the life essense of the dead with her magic (cursed) chalis. A Blackstar courier arrives with the Seventh Wayland Blade, Elidor, bringing all Seven together. The coming together of the Wayland Blades set loose the Furies. The Lich's childe was killed, Meerkat was cured. Banecroft attempted several times to get Blue back to the Rainbow plane but were thwarted.

Diamond Banecroft
The Soul Blade was destroyed. Diamond was one of the last who could safely carry the Soulblade, and he bore it to it's final resting place at the pit of fire

The Black and White Masquerade III: Turning of the Year
Diamond Banecroft
Prince Morgil Ravenswing was assassinated. Chimeron and Folkestone nearly went to war as a result. Myrdden ran dancing.

Festival of Yoma
Diamond Banecroft
Savyne and Diamond went to the Festival to try and revive Morgil, but it was Cora of Verai who did it in the end

Tournaments of Chiron
Diamond Banecroft
Several 'Fingers' of the Nightmaster made an appearance, copying various members of the Realms. Stuart frees a Toh-Rhani and Savyne frees the final Toh-Thani just in time to recover the Staff of Chimeron that it had taken!

In Winter's White
Diamond Banecroft
Taithan appeared after a 3 year absence. Savyne won the house Phoenix magic Tourney. Diamond only came in second!

Winterfest III
Diamond Banecroft
Rebel and Shamus had a very profitable time