Round Robin Story!

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Round Robin Story!

Round Robin Story!

I would like to start a new round robin story. Here goes!


The dark night can hold many things. Tonight was no exception. By the quiet still waters of a pond, two men in dark cloaks met.

"Do you have the item?" asked one in a husky voice.  The other nodded and extracted from his cloak a worn package. 

"Now if you please, the payment" he said, and his voice did not sound like a man's. The man who had spoken first handed over a bulging riding bag.

"Thank you, sir" said the second man. "And now, I pay you."  Suddenly he dropped to his knees and tied a rope around the other man's ankles.  Pulling the rope, he pulled the man into the dark recesses of the pond.  Soon the first man was gone from this world forever.

"Arrogant fool," muttered the second man, dropping his hood and revealing a length of long auburn hair.  "He should not have let his guard down so quickly." And turning away, the woman walked rapidly away from the pond into the shadows of the forest.

Please keep this story going!

submitted by Phoenix, age 12, Embers
(February 5, 2009 - 4:46 pm)

Auroroline, Rory for short, was sorry to have drowned the man. But it had to be done. He knew too much. Rory didn't like people who knew too much.

She glided through the marshes until she reached a horse that had been tethered until fairly recently. At this current moment, it lay slaughtered on the ground. Rory cursed silently and kicked the beast behind some trees. Ruthlessly, she continued until reaching a small hut about a mile away from the pond. A man, a horse... all in a night's work.

She extracted both aforesaid packages from the recesses of her cloak. A decoy lay at the bottom of Meddler's Pond- and how well-named it was- but Rory held the key to eternity.


Okay... this is where you guys write in and keep it going! What is the key to eternity? That phrase just entered my head... let's hear what it is! And what was in the other package? I'm dying to know... please let me know!

submitted by Mary W., age 11, Bordentown, NJ
(February 5, 2009 - 7:44 pm)

Thank you, Mary Liz!  Now I have an actual story plot.  Right now I have to go so if anyone else wants to pick up where Mary Liz left off.....Wink

submitted by Phoenix
(February 15, 2009 - 8:29 pm)

Rory, stumbled over a root as she made her way back to her cabin. Cursing, she carefully made her way the last remaining feet to the cabin.  Rory had not adjusted to life in the forest, even though she had lived there for almost 8 months.  Born and bred in Arandia, the capital city of this country, she was used to the hustle and bustle of city life. 

"It's just too darned quiet here," she muttered, opening the door. 

Another reason Rory missed the city was because she had been  the most feared "man" in the city.  Commanding a huge "army" of thieves, Rory had grown rich off stolen riches. People even started calling her the Theif Lord. No one had even thought that the tall mysterious figure maybe wasn't a man.  People seemed content not to know who the Theif Lord was. It was almost like Rory was required to hide her face.  But she had grown cocky and let down her guard.  Soon enough, the Royal Guard was knocking at her door. Actually more like breaking it down.  Rory had barely escaped with her life.


I can't write anymore.  My battery is running low. Please people continue the story!!

submitted by Phoenix
(February 16, 2009 - 5:35 pm)

Score! That's two people that have remembered my name! Thanks!

As Rory lay in her bed, surrounded by the blasted chirping of those noisy crickets, she thought about the treasure under her bed. There was the money, of course, but that was nothing compared to the eternity key. That small, round, purplish-black-blue stone meant that she could control the whole world. It meant immortality, unthinkable riches, the whole shebang.

And it was right under Rory's bed.

Sorry, wish I could write more but I've got to go to an altar server meeting... come on, people, other than Phoenix and me, post something! PLEEEEEASE!

Darn, messed up the sizing. Strange.

submitted by Mary LIZ, thank you, age 11, Bordentown, NJ
(February 16, 2009 - 6:36 pm)

Ahem. As my plea for additional writers has gone unnoticed, I shall now be forced to take drastic measures. And really, you don't want to know what those are :E (this is a vampire smiley!!!)



A loud knocking roused Rory from her slumber.  Walking unsteadily over to the door, opened it, and found 2.... there was no way..... but it was!  There were 2 actual real live WINGED YTHERIS AT HER DOOR!!!!!  Ytheris were great winged creatures that could think like a man, but followed their master's orders.  Their master being anyone whom they very well pleased.  Most of the Ytheris were either dead, because some people would kill them for their teeth which were considered magical, or living in rich households. Sometimes generations of Ytheris would serve an extremley rich family for decades.  So it was quite a shock for Rory to see one at her door.  While she was still staring at the Ytheris, still trying to comprehend it, the larger of the Ytheris easily slid into Rory's mind and initiated conversation.  Welcome Aurloina Mether Theif Lord and Daughter of Granto Mether.  You have been chosen as our new master. We will do your bidding. 

This was too good to be true, thought Rory. Not only do I have the Key of Eternity I also have 2 Ytheris!!  Suddenly a calculating smile crept over Rory's face as she thought of everything she could do with the power she now weilded.


What will Rory do with all this power?? Is she going to use it for good???? What about the Key of Eternity, what does it do???  Guess what!  The only way you'll find out is if you CONTINUE THE STORY!!!!*evil cackling laughter*

submitted by Phoenix
(February 18, 2009 - 10:07 pm)

Rory told the Ytheris Take me to the Cliff of Eternity. The Cliff of Eternity was a high peak, where the Key of Eternity could be used to it's full power. The large Ytheris motioned for her to get on it's back and flew off with her. But it was not a normal flight. The world ped past her in less than a second, leaving her light headed standing on the Cliff of Eternity. Wind whipped her, nearly throwing her off the perilous peak. Rory clutched the stone in one hand, leaving the other to steady herself. She held the stone to the sun, and it lit up with all the glory of the sun. She asked it "What are you?" The stone answered "I am the Voice of Eternity, The only permenent thing in this world." "What do you mean?" Rory asked, scared. "All eslse will pass, but I will stay." "How can I achieve eternity?" Rory asked, realizing this would be the key to sucsess. If she could not pass, then she could conquer the world. The stone answered her question with one word "Jump". Jump. What could he mean by jump? The Ytheris inserted itself into her thoughts. He Means jump off the CLiff of Eternity. So she did

This story is wicked, right?

submitted by Pirocks
(March 15, 2009 - 4:23 pm)