Friday, July 27, 2012

Sir Rufus and the Bone Dragon

In most of my houses, I've made up little stories about certain things in them. It's pretty hard to convey these stories in game, but I can post them here. This story is in my Winter Wind Tower.

Sir Rufus and the Bone Dragon

Once upon a time there was a want-to-be knight called Rufus. He wasn't a real knight, but he was an orphan so the king took pity on him and told him to guard the castle. Rufus was not a very good guard, but he was grateful to the king so he made sure not to let him down.
 People swarmed to see the handsome man guarding the castle, and as it happens most of the time, the fame went to Rufus’s head. He had girls swooning over him.
 He wanted even more. One day, he decided he wanted to become a real knight. When he consulted King Dexter, the knight's task was to slay a dragon.

Too easy, Rufus thought. He found a dragon in a far away land, and ran to slay it. The dragon would have just spit fire and killed the knight to be, as she did with all the people who tried to slay her, but she had a cold. She was actually really weak from her sickness, too weak to spit fire. She was sleeping in the corner when Rufus came at her, and he caught her by surprise.
 She desperately tried to flee, but she was too weak to fly. Rufus promptly swung his sword wildly, and the poor dragon was torn to pieces. The dragon started to glow.

Unknown to both Rufus and the dragon, there was magic at work. When the dragon was a baby, it was enchanted by a necromancer who wanted a pet dragon.
The necromancer was dissatisfied with just a baby dragon, so the young wizard tried to turn it into a bone dragon. Unfortunately the spell went wrong, and the wizard was transformed into a skeletal wizard instead. The dragon managed to escape, but there was still a spell on her. If she was killed, instead of turning into a ghost, she would turn into a giant skeletal dragon.

And so as Rufus watched, the dragon transformed into a skeletal dragon.
 The skeletal dragon was magical now, and was very angry at Rufus. Rufus saw this and tried to run, but before he could get away the skeletal dragon cursed Rufus to be tiny. Rufus didn't know what hit him as he kept shrinking and shrinking. Soon he was cornered.
 He was going to be eaten by a skeletal dragon! (Could that happen?) Or maybe he'd be thrown off a cliff! The skeletal dragon was coming closer and closer. The clock was ticking toward Rufus’s death. Then, a wizard spotted Rufus at the top of the cliff, made him teleport Rufus back to his home castle, and took to skeletal dragon to ride on.
 Soon the wizard got bored riding the dragon, and decided he was going to give it to King Dexter to lock up in the dungeon. Rufus was still tiny, and the king didn't recognize him at first.
 He told his tale, and King Dexter took pity on him again. He gave Rufus knight-ship (even though he didn't slay the dragon, and let him keep on guarding the castle. When the king was sure Sir Rufus was gone, he laughed. Not too many knights come back, and what happened to Sir Rufus was pretty funny. Then a wizard stepped into his consultation room and he stopped laughing, remembering he was just an elf so he was pretty short himself.

Sir Rufus was a knight now, but he wasn't happy like he thought he'd be.
He was in the same place guarding the castle, and now people always laughed at his shortness. There was another new knight guarding the palace too, but he had battled an evil fairy that turned into a good one that was grateful to the guy, and made him more handsome, so now when Sir Rufus wasn't being laughed at, he was ignored.
But Sir Rufus’s mind shrunk with his body, so he forgot about his old life, and was content to dance and guard the castle all day.

Much later, a seraph wandered into the castle grounds.
She too, had been shrunken by evil sorcery. When she met Sir Rufus, it was love at first sight. 
They danced, they played, and they were together. And they were happy.
The End.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Winter Wind

My newest house is my favorite, and that's the Winter Wind. I made sure to decorate it perfectly, and I think it turned out pretty okay! Here are some pictures:

 In front of the house I made a carnival, with lots of games. The one shown above is a cannon game, where you can try to shoot your pet into the water buckets.
 This is the crane game, where you can control the crane to try to get a prize.
And at the back on this side there is a joust.
 On the other side of the house, there's a throwing game, where you try to knock over the rocks to win.
 Next to that there's a pie eating contest.
 And next to the pie eating contest there is a fortune teller's booth.

And what's a carnival without a carousel and apple dunking?
 If you're more into fighting there's a midnight sun pagoda across from the carousel area.
 Or you can go the the pvp arena, but be sure to practice first on the mannequins!
 More peacefully, there's a small dog park in the secret area.
And near the pond wizards can relax and have a coconut drink with mannequins that look like me.
 Near the castle you'll find a knight and his girlfriend.
 And behind it there's a frozen forest, with a little clearing above. It seems tranquil but there is a crystal spider there to be weary of.
And now for the inside, which is where the king and queen's family live.
 When you walk in a friendly hydra greets you, and all the people of the king's court.
 Speaking of the king, King Dexter loves to hang out in his king room, where he keeps all of his trophies and precious items.
And across the way is the royal tea room, where the queen and princess sometimes serve cherry pie.
 Upstairs there is a kid's room, where they keep all their toys and games.
 Next to that is the royal playroom, where great shows are put on for the royal family.
 Here is the prince's bedroom, where Prince Moose is by the bed.
 Across from that is the princess's bedroom, where you can usually find Princess Peanut.
 When people have a problem with the king, they talk it out in this meeting room.

And after a long day of kingship the king can relax in his bedroom, where Queen Hailey is in this picture.
 In the dungeon/storage area there is a dragon, as told by the sign.
And inside people can relax in the royal library.

Wow that needed a lot of pictures, but it is a really huge house. It'll be fun to play a bunch of tag and scavenger hunt games in!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Lately in Wizard101 I've been helping a bunch of people, including my my highest level alt, Emily UnicornFlower who's doing Celestia. She's speeding through it because when Amber and Emily are working together I just make Emily blade Amber for a super forest lord.

Emily was in the Grotto at the beginning of summer, but a few days ago she made it to the Science Center. 

Yesterday I was helping my dad quest some in Avalon (so he could catch up to me). It was kind of neat because we have matching outfits.

Even though he's storm and can just cast tempest to knock everything out, I did manage to get off some good forest lord hits, including one that did twenty thousand!

We're both level 74 now, so I'm getting the gnome pet in four levels! I'm really excited to hatch a bunch of them to decorate gardens with, like my ghost garden (or maybe soon to be regular garden when I get second spring)