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ODS

Order of the Dragon Shield



ODS Jousting Event

December 14 10:00 PM EST

Hosted by Kenamer & Rekon


The best kind of friendships are friendships that become family where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other , and think the other deserves  the world.   

WHO ARE WE

For all those that wish to be heard and seen as and equal, to be part of  something bigger then you as an individual, here is your home!  We strive to bring a sense of honor, truth, loyalty, and accpetance to our order.  Let this be your second home, your second chance...let this be your family.  "The Order of the Dragon Shield" stands for a basic understanding that life is diversified and has many faces that united make a strong and unique family.  We seek like minds with amicable hearts.  We seek to enable those that are humble, empower those that are powerless, and defend the defenseless.  Though not a military order by nature, our members and our Strike force will rise to the occasion and defend Theren, our home and our Baron in times of invasion or war.

Our Goals as an Official Order include but are not limited to the following:


1. Promote fellowship amongst our members and the Citizens of Elanthia

2. Defend the Province of Therengia and specifically the town of Riverhaven

3. Help the general populace in an way we can.

4. Sponsor Order run events open to all Citizens of Elanthia

5. To Preserve history and lore of Elanthia and sharing any knowledge newly found or already existing.


Listing of All Events and the Gifts and Prizes Given Out

Order of theDragonShield

Many Swords - One Shield

Just look your best

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2019

APRIL EVENTS

 

04/06/19  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP:   Thick blood-red towed embroidered with a black dragon crest

LOOK:   masterfully embroidered in the center of the luxurious towel is the Crest for the Order of the Dragonshield.  Depicted on a silvery shield is a fierce midnight black serpentine dragon with its wings spread wide.  The edges of the shield are outlined in the same dark thread.  

 

04/12/19  ODS Fight Night

Gift:

TAP:firebranded steel lockpick ring formed in the shape of a dragon

LOOK:made of a singular piece of steel, molded into the circular shape of a serpentine dragon with it's wings folded back.  The jaw overlaps the tail where it allows for lockpicks to slide on and off.  Firebranding completes the piece bringing out shades of blues and purples in the metal.

Prizes:

1) TAP:   a triple-reinforced vardite pavise shield etched with a snarling dragon

LOOK:  Artful polishing and etching emphasize a dragon's face that is captured in a ferocious snarl across the front in rich red atop the dull black shield.  The image is accentuated by the jagged edges of the shield which forms the sides of the beast's head and have been honed to razor sharp edges.

2) TAP: black leather wallet with a platinum dragon attached to the front

LOOK:  made of rich void black leather with sinuous tendrils of platinum spidersilk edging the corners of each side of the wallet resulting in beautiful scrollwork. Affixed to the front of the wallet is an exquisitely detailed platinum dragon with its wings spread.  A tiny silver closure is tucked slightly out of sight on the interior lip to help secure any contents. 

 3)  TAP:  glaes assassin's dagger with a fierce serpentine dragon etched along the blade

LOOK: honed to razor sharp edges the blade has been masterfully etched with a fierce serpentine dragon, wings back as it breathes fire. The handle has been wrapped in matte black braided leather for added grip and the pommel is shaped into a vicious point.

 

04/13/19 ODS Hosts Spin-A-Tale

Gift:

TAP: bone-hilted skinning knife with a darkened blade

LOOK: a carved jet dragon curls around the hilt of the skinning knife.  The darkened blade is washed with platinum along the spine, and a dusting of platinum accents the carved dragon.  Engraved in flowing script between the blood channels are the words "Death is the solution to all problems"

Prizes:

1) TAP: darkly stained mistwood battle longbow carved with a multitude of dragons

LOOK:Several dragons are carved into the length of the bow, The dark wood bears an intrinsic pattern of silver and green veins while the riser has been masterfully whittled into the visage of a dragon's head. With meticulous attention to detail, down to the scales of the neck which makes up the grip of the bow. The bowstring is made of very strong dark grey steelsilk.

2) TAP: blackened field plate armor with a blood-red dragon emblazoned on the chest

LOOK: Wings spread out across the chest of this armor, the dragon is caught as if soaring toward the open skies. Bright reds and oranges are used to create the impression of real flames spouting from behind the fierce beast. A dusting of crushed rubies edges the design.

3) TAP:blackened great helm crested with a snarling dragons head

LOOK:Ornate fluting covers the headpiece while an intricately wrought dragon's head is mounted at the forehead. Exquisite detailing captures the beast in an eternal snarl, its eyes set with glistening bloodstones and its snarling visage mounted with viciously sharp fangs


04/19/19 ODS Hosts Spin-A-Tale

Gift:

TAP:deeply hooded and scorched black leather longcoat

LOOK:Designed for cold environments this garment is long and enveloping, the deep black of the leather is echoed in the darkness of the soft fur lining. Subtlety embroirdered around the hem and hood in midnight black thread are images of dragons in various poses  Blackened steel buttons shaped into talons secure the front closure .

Prizes:

1) TAP:rugged oilskin adventurer's duffel bag branded with a fierce dragon

LOOK:Thick and durable, the faded red colored material has been treated with oil, allowing it to withstand even the harshest weather.  Artfully done branding scars and singes the bag with the image of a  dragon with its wings spread wide as it breathes flames at some unseen foe.  Buffed dark leather forms handles and an adjustable strap for comfort.


2) TAP:black lacquered folding fishing pole painted with bright red dragons

LOOK:spiraling up the glossy black pole are several bright red serpentine dragons.  Ruby dust makes it look as if the scales shimmer.

3) TAP: Antiqued platinum compass etched with a dragon

LOOK: Patina has been added to the once-bright metal, giving it a timeworn appearance. The compass features a hinged lid etched witha  serpentine dragon, wings spread as if hovering. Surrounding the dragon is the outline of a shield.  Something is written on it.

READ:  Many swords, one shield.

 

04/20/19  ODS Pub Crawl

Gift:

TAP: brushed platinum flask painted with a fierce soaring dragon in blood-red enamel

LOOK: both sides of the flask depict a fierce looking dragon in flight.  Black accents add depth to the blood-red rendering of the beast. Stamped below the dragon are the words "Drinking is better with friends" 

 

04/27/19 ODS Gambling Night

Gift:

TAP:pair of carved onyx dice with shield-shaped pips

LOOK: bright silver paint fills the shield-shaped pips, in sharp contrast against the dark glossy stone.  

Prizes:

1) TAP: brushed black suede fedora with firesilk band and steel pin

LOOK: Side-dented and creased lengthwise along the low, rounded crown, the hat features a wide, raw-edged brim with the front snapped down and back turned up. A vivid red band shimmers with a fiery hue whenever the light hits it is secured with a blackened steel dragons skull hat pin that finishes the accessory, 

2) TAP: singed and frayed dark leather scroll pouch 

LOOK: burnt and scraped along the edges the pouch has long jagged claw marks branded across it.  Bits of leather have peeled away in the deeply burned gashes, going nearly all the way through the leather in some areas.  A blackened steel dragons skull serves as the clasp

3) TAP: antiqued platinum sundial suspended on a blackened steel fob

LOOK: Crafted entirely in platinum, the intricate timepiece showcases its perfect patina with a shadowy rendering of a battlefield as seen from above . A dragon-topped style rises from the center of a twelve-pointed star, while additional engravings serve as marks to note the anlaen. For a finishing touch, the sundial is attached to a chain allowing it to be worn at the wearer's convenience.

 

 


2019

FEBRUARY EVENTS

 

02/01/19  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP:   a worn black leather journal with a braided edge of blood red spidersilk, entitled "How To Kill Undead" in bold script

LOOK: A comical drawing of a decrepit zombie trying to climb into the window of house while an angry matronly woman brandishes a large tome appears in the center of the book cover. You notice some small writing centered along the bottom of the cover.

READ: Step 1: Bless book. Step 2: Hit undead repeatedly with book.

 

02/08/19  ODS Fight Night

Gift:

TAP: Well-worn black leather spiked combat boots reinforced with studded leather bands

LOOK: Well made with a thick sole and a number of studded leather bands, they are perfect for both travel and battle. Spiked steel toecaps formed in the shape of a dragons head add a sense of cruelty to their otherwise plain appearance. Tucked inside the right boot cuff is a fixed dagger sheath.

Prizes:

1) TAP:   a triple-reinforced vardite pavise shield etched with a snarling dragon

LOOK:  Artful polishing and etching emphasize a dragon's face that is captured in a ferocious snarl across the front in rich red atop the dull black shield.  The image is accentuated by the jagged edges of the shield which forms the sides of the beast's head and have been honed to razor sharp edges.

2) TAP:  etched kertig svidaw sis with a leather wrapped grip

LOOK:  Narrowed in the middle, both blunt ends appear equally suited for martial applicantions. The sides of this weapon have been etched in uncanny detail into the image of fierce stalking dragons.  The sturdy handle is criss-crossed with intricately braided strips of supple leather dyed a deep blood red.  Claws and bits of bone are woven into the braids for added decoration.  

3) TAP:   ornately carved bloodwood nisha shortbow

LOOK:  Dyed a deep blood red and polished to a gleaming luster, the riser has been masterfully carved into the shape of a stalking dragon. A spiraling platinum motif of thorny vines winds along each limb, highlighted by the rich color of the wood. 

 

02/16/19 ODS Hosts Spin-A-Tale

Gift:

TAP:   platinum tipped stylus engraved with a repeating pattern of dragons in flight

LOOK:  stained a deep blood red, the wood of the stylus is engraved with flying dragons swirling down it's length. Void black lacquer fills the engravings to keep the stylus smooth to grip while accentuating the design.

Prizes:

1) TAP:  decrepit silvery-black ebonwood music box with a flaking gilded dragon lid

LOOK:  The once sleek music box is now macabre.  Sharp ebonwood protrusions crack the gilded exterior, disfigured further by undigested bone fragments which add a grotesque aspect.  Coppery red metallic paint  tips some of the bone bits, reminiscent of freshly spilled blood. Surrounding the lid and surrounding the dragon, are rows of gleaming ivory teeth that also appear to drip blood

2) TAP:   midnight-hued spidersilk bedroll embroidered with a fierce dragon in battle

LOOK:  Rich blood-red velvet lines the interior of this compact bedroll, it's sleek surface skillfully embroidered with a fierce silvery black dragon laying waste on the battlefield.  Broken bodies lay about as the dragon tears apart a warrior, with glittery sprays of sanguine-hued blood droplets flecked across the dark background

3) TAP: bright red diary with a platinum-plated cover

LOOK: bound in vibrant red velvet, the diary is flawlessly constructed. The platinum plate affixed to the front cover is perfectly sized and with the quote "Let Your Imagination Free" boldly inscribed across it. The spine of this elegant diary has a masterfully carved onyx dragon secured to it.

 

02/22/19 ODS Hosts A Celebration  of Love

Gift:

TAP:  a pair of delicately etched platinum zills edged with deep red rubies

LOOK: The two sets of paired discs are expertly etched with the visage of a fierce dragon, the cuts masterfully done in a way that highlights the metal's silvery sheen. Forming a jeweled circle tucked just barely within the curved outer edge of each shimmering disc, the deep red rubies feature streaky black inclusions that cast both red and murky black shadows across the silvery surface when light passes through the stones.


JANUARY EVENTS

 

01/04/19  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP:   pair of delicately etched platinum zills edged with deep red rubies

LOOK:  The two sets of paired discs are expertly etched with the visage of a fierce dragon, the cuts masterfully done in a way that highlights the metal's silvery sheen. Forming a jeweled circle tucked just barely within the curved outer edge of each shimmering disc, the deep red rubies feature streaky black inclusions that cast both red and murky black shadows across the silvery surface when light passes through the stones.

 

01/05/18  Jousting for Fun & Prizes

Gift:

TAP:   matte black gauntlets forged to resemble the razor sharp talons of a dragon

LOOK:    expertly forged to resemble a dragons claw, the long deadly talons extend from each finger, the tips razor sharp.  Running the back of the gauntlets, countless tiny spikes rise up as serrated scales that make them look formidable and deadly indeed.

Prizes:

1) TAP: scorched brushed silver tower shield etched with a serpentine dragon

LOOK:  scorch marks fan out from the center towards the edges as if blasted by a stream of fire, painted in the center is a blood-red serpentine dragon with it's wings spread while a thick black leather strap provides a secure fit for the wearer.

2) TAP:  burnished darkly tinted glaes greatsword with an intricate handguard

LOOK:  detailed metalwork depicts a magnificent dragon, designed to flow over the wielders hand and wrap the wrist.  Artful flame painting brings out shades of red and gold making it a beautiful and deadly weapon.

3) TAP:  silvery-black caparison edged with sharp bloodstained claws

LOOK: the rich black fabric is shot through with silver threads. Steeply dagged along the bottom edge, to hang low and still allow free movement with every step. The other edges have vibrant red dragons that are carefully embroidered stalking between the vicious looking claws.

 

01/11/19  ODS Pub Crawl

Gift:

TAP: Colorfully detailed ceramic stein with a pewter lid

LOOK: A colorful scene wrapping around the stein depicts a large group of cheerful people gathered at a warmly lit tavern. Prominently displayed on the wall behind the bar is the crest of the Order of the Dragon Shield. The pewter lid is sculpted in the shape of a mountain top and features a sleeping dragon coiled around it, the tail of the dragon sweeping outward to form the thumblift.

READ:  Once friends, now family. Cheers!

 

01/12/19  ODS Hosts "Pick Your Warrior Spar & Auction"

 

Gift:

TAP: a thick ebonwood grimoire with a dragon etched on the charred cover

LOOK:  The front and back of the dark ebonwood grimoire is covered with  deep scorches and char marks.  The cover is etched with the detailed visage of a snarling, fire breathing dragon glaring outward.

 

Prizes:

1)  TAP: charred rockwood bo staff with black leather-wrapped grips

LOOK: The wood is sooty and blackened in places with brushed platinum caps, each engraved with a detailed image of a snarling dragon's head, reinforce the ends of the staff.

2) TAP: deeply serrated double-headed hurling axe with a leather bound handle

LOOK: wickedly sharp serrations are on both ends of the head with etchings of the visage of a fire-breathing dragons head.  Worn matte black leather strips are warped around the handle for a better grip.

3) TAP:  Blacked throwing hammer with a sturdy bone-inlaid ebonwood handle

LOOK: The broad head is engraved with a dragon sitting regally atop a pile of armor.  Closer examination reveals splintered bones surrounding the dragon as if it's sitting on many shattered skeletons

 

01/13/19  Comedy Night

Gift:

TAP: a demented looking clown in a harlequin costume

LOOK: Bright red hair, a blackened nose and a crudely painted red grinning mouth full of sharp fangs give a sinister look. The dolls eyes seem to follow you, and the costume is tattered and dirty completing the overall creepy toy.

Prizes:

1) TAP: a comical black chicken marionette

LOOK:  tiny black downy feathers cover a scrawny chicken body, large googly eyes and a slightly opened beak make the poor bird look permanently startled.

2) TAP: blackened steel wing shaped charovra

LOOK: several curved wing-shaped blades circle the rim of the flat disc, each feather honed to razor sharpness making this weapon as artful as it is dangerous

3) TAP: a plucked chicken toy with a long wobbly neck

LOOK: the body of the chicken has been molded with the wings against it's sides, it's long neck wobbles and beak looks oddly sharp, as do the claws on it's feet.  A few sparse down feathers are attached giving a not quite properly plucked appearance.

 

01/19/19 ODS Fight Night

Gift:

TAP: knicked and tarnished brass knuckles painted a dull black

LOOK: forged of weighted brass, the blackened knuckles show their use with several knicks exposing tarnished brass beneath the paint.  Etched deeply along the sides are four skeletal dragons heads aligning with each knucke.  Something appears to be written beneath the second and third skulls

READ: Smile Pretty

Prizes:

1) TAP:  razor-edged khopesh adorned with a blood-red ruby carved into the shape of a dragons head

LOOK:  The dark black metal-like blade juts out several inches from the weapon's hilt before curving into a razor-edged crescent sickle. Set into the center of the crossguard, the gemstone's center boasts a carving of snarling dragons head, maw open and fangs showing. Etched along the dark blade is a ferocious looking serpentine dragon, it's flicking tongue near the tip of the blade.

2) TAP: a dark glaes nightstick with thin platinum bands

LOOK: Masterly forged, the dark glaes has been rubbed to a matte finish, artful etching of a serpentine dragon crawling up the nightstick that has been filled with blood-red ruby dust adds subtle decoration. Thin platinum bands are embedded around each end and polished to a high shine, adding a more regal appearance.

3) TAP: Ebony survialist's bow stained blood red

LOOK:  The darkness of the  ebony grain adds depth to blood-red stain on this sturdy bow.  A void black spidersilk string and an aged barghest bone riser carved with a dragons skull in the center adds to the survivalist look while the reinforced limb has ends capped of carved prereni antler to complete the look.

 

01/26/19 Gambling Night

Gift:

TAP:  a draconian deobar cane stained a rich blood-red with platinum accents

LOOK:  platinum bands engraved with rolling dice create contrast to the rich dye.  The platinum handle is formed to look like a resting dragon, it's head bowed at the juncture where the handle attaches, a ruby chip set in each eye. The sloped back provides a comfortable grip while the tail curves around the top of the cane.

Prizes:

1) TAP:   dashing midnight black top hat with a single playing card stuck in the silken band

LOOK:   seeming to play along the edges of the crimson ribbon, shadows accentuate the glossy fresh-spilled blood hue.  A lone wedged in the band hides it's face, showing only a silhouettes of  several black dragons on a silvery back.

2) TAP:  blood red dragon pinata with jet black eyes

LOOK:  somewhat comical in relief, the red dragon has tattered black wings that seem to flap with the slightest movement.  Dark eyes appear more comical then menacing due to their size, while paper flames of reds and yellow spew from it's jaws in colorful streams.

3) TAP: a rectangular  gift wrapped box with dragon wrapping paper and a large bow

LOOK:  the case is designed to look like a simple large gift box.  Hid along the edges of the ribbon, the seams of the case blend right in.  Looking like wrapping paper the outside of the case has a smooth silvery sheen spotted with small black dragons at play.  Securely wrapping the case is a blood-red large and elaborate bow.

 

 

DECEMBER EVENTS

 

12/07/18  Riverhaven Town Hall

Gift:

TAP:  bleached skeletal meerschaum pipe

LOOK: the pipe is made to look like a skeletal index finger that extends from the mouth piece down to balance the bowl on the crooked tip.  Carved from the same smooth pale meerschaum the bowl still looks precariously balanced as if it could topple from it's bony seat at any moment.  Intricate carving turns the bowl in to a detailed dragons skull with the tobacco going between the swept-back horns on either side of the skull.

 

12/08/18  House Party for Tyx & Heartsfyre

 

Gift:

TAP:  a sturdy forging apron stitched with a dragon curled around a man and woman.

LOOK: A tog man and an Elothean woman hold each other tight as the dragon curls protectively around them, keeping them from harm. Under the stitching you see some words...

READ: Two hearts joined as one. Protected by the mightiest of loyalty. Tyx and Heartsfyre, 1st month of Akroeg the Ram in the year of the Golden Panther, 429.

 

 

12/09/18  Jousting for Fun & Prizes

Gift:

TAP:   matte black gauntlets forged to resemble the razor sharp talons of a dragon

LOOK:    expertly forged to resemble a dragons claw, the long deadly talons extend from each finger, the tips razor sharp.  Running the back of the gauntlets, countless tiny spikes rise up as serrated scales that make them look formidable and deadly indeed.

Prizes:

1) TAP:  jaggedly spiked matte black battle plate armor embellished with a blood red dragon

LOOK:   protruding from the pauldrons are jagged spikes of glaes, kertig and damite that continue down the chest and surround the fire-breathing dragon in the center of the chest piece.  Reddish brown stains that have settled into the seams attest to the battles the armor has been worn in.

2) TAP:  matte black great helm sculpted to resemble the visage of a snarling dragon

LOOK:   Set in an eternal snarl, the visor is intricately detailed with scale detail and sharp deadly looking slightly yellowed fangs. Slight variances in the shades of black add depth to visage making the beast's head quite life like.

3) TAP: blackened bastard sword with a dragon hilt and bloodstained leather grip

LOOK: wrapped around the tang, the fierce beast is detailed down to the variously sized void black scales along it's body.  Slitted ruby eyes glint maliciously, it's face set in a menacing snarl.  A glimmer of red-gold enameled flame is visible between the sharp ivory fangs, and each claw is polished to gleam like onyx above the leather grip.

 

12/15/18 ODS Vault Auction

 

Gift:

TAP:  Sinister Zombie Reindeer Marionette

LOOK: a crazed looking reindeer with bits of fur missing from its tattered and dirty hide looks like it just had a fight with a diminutive thief.  Bits of armor and body parts resembling a halfling are stuck through the sharp points of it's wide rack.  Lips pulled back in a snarl show broken and missing yellowed teeth with bits of gore hanging from it's lips.

 

 

12/22/18 ODS Pub Crawl

 

 

Gift:

TAP: an opaque black-tinted shot glass painted with a stylized bright red dragon

LOOK: painted in bright red on two sides of the glass are the symbol of the ODS, bright red serpentine dragons, wings spread with their tales coiling downward.  A thin band of platinum leaf runs around the bad of the glass, matching the inscription.

READ:  In memory of our fallen Order brother and sisters, cheers! 

 

12/23/18 ODS Spin A Tale

Gift:

TAP: a pair of ruby dice with platinum pips

LOOK: Highly polished and perfectly shaped the ruby dice refract light beautifully.  Artfully designed the platinum pips are intricately detailed.  The sixes are represented by crossed swords, the ones by evil looking horned dragon skulls, and the remaining pips are represented by shields.

Prizes:

1) TAP:  deep black ocarina shaped like a  dragon with glaring ruby eyes

LOOK:   intricately carved to show great detail. The body sits poised for battle, wings at it's sides. The ruby pupils of the dragons narrowed gaze flash in the available light, giving him and angry glaring expression.  The tiny scales are masterfully crafted and the talons on his claws look ready to rend flesh a the slightest provocation.

2) TAP:  a masterfully carved, darkly stained hustlers cane

LOOK: etched into the wood is a diamond pattern that runs the length of the cane, the lines filled with platinum for a stylized look.  The platinum handle is carved like a serpentine dragon, the head at one end, seeming to be spewing out the cane, the tail at the other end. Hanging around the neck is a pair of miniature red dice with platinum pips.

3) TAP: smoothly polished onyx eyebrow ring danging a platinum dragon

LOOK:  beautiful in it's sleek simplicity the narrow onyx ring has a fine platinum link from which a tiny, yet masterfully crafted silvery black dragon flies.

 

12/28/18 ODS Comedy Club

Gift:

TAP:  large stuffed dragon clasping a zombie in its jaws

LOOK:  richly hued red-gold fabric in a scale pattern covers the body of the dragon while dark opalescent sheer fabric comprises the wings.  Polished Ivory fangs tipped in red pierce the ragged zombie held in it's jaws that seem to shake the undead creature with each movement of the dragon.

Prizes:

1) TAP:   ferocious looking sleek black dragon marionette

LOOK:  exquisitely made of rich blood-red spidersilk that has been embroidered in a scale pattern the body of the dragon shimmers faintly with each movement.  Gracious sheer, opalescent wings jut from it's back and it's dark quartz gaze seems to gaze about alertly.  Viciously sharp ivory shards make up the fangs and talons of this majestic beast.

2)  TAP:  a nightmare black shirt with "I was only funny enough to win this at the Comedy Club"

LOOK:  the well made cotton shirt is dyed as dark as possible, accented by the image of a stylized blood-red serpentine dragon, wings spread and tail curling to barely touch the ground as it hovers mid-air. In contrast the writing is in silvery script arching above the dragon that is prominent on the chest.

3) TAP:  nightmare black porcelain zombie dragon doll with tattered webbed wings

LOOK:  cracks in the porcelain and artful painting make it appear the dragon is decaying, showing fangs through holes in the snout and scales torn off to expose muscle and bone below.  Scars mar the body that remains whole. The wings hang in tatters clinging to bone framework of the wings.  Ruby eyes glint malevolently with each movement.

 

12/30/18 ODS Gambling Night

Gift:

TAP:  a draconian deobar cane stained a rich blood-red with platinum accents

LOOK:  platinum bands engraved with rolling dice create contrast to the rich dye.  The platinum handle is formed to look like a resting dragon, it's head bowed at the juncture where the handle attaches, a ruby chip set in each eye. The sloped back provides a comfortable grip while the tail curves around the top of the cane.

Prizes:

1) TAP:   dashing midnight black top hat with a single playing card stuck in the silken band

LOOK:   seeming to play along the edges of the crimson ribbon, shadows accentuate the glossy fresh-spilled blood hue.  A lone wedged in the band hides it's face, showing only a silhouettes of  several black dragons on a silvery back.

2) TAP:  blood red dragon pinata with jet black eyes

LOOK:  somewhat comical in relief, the red dragon has tattered black wings that seem to flap with the slightest movement.  Dark eyes appear more comical then menacing due to their size, while paper flames of reds and yellow spew from it's jaws in colorful streams.

3) TAP: a rectangular  gift wrapped box with dragon wrapping paper and a large bow

LOOK:  the case is designed to look like a simple large gift box.  Hid along the edges of the ribbon, the seams of the case blend right in.  Looking like wrapping paper the outside of the case has a smooth silvery sheen spotted with small black dragons at play.  Securely wrapping the case is a blood-red large and elaborate bow.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER EVENTS

 

None this Month, Enjoy HE and the Holidays!

 

 

OCTOBER EVENTS

10/05/18  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP:  worn grey messenger's satchel with a rugged shoulder strap

LOOK:  Elegant in its simplicity, constructed from softened, supple doeskin leather dyed a smoky grey. Backed with woolen padding for comfort, the shoulder strap is long enough to be slung in a cross-body fashion when worn. Across the wide flap is the branded image of a fierce dragon, singe marks around the branded image giving the impression of fog surrounding the beast.

 

 

10/06/18  ODS Fight Night

Gift:

TAP: smoky black sheath studded with fang like spikes

LOOK: The leather has been well-oiled to both, protect against wear, as well as to maintain a quality appearance. One side has been studded with dozens of tiny fangs that glint menacingly along its length. Artfully painted in shades of brilliant reds is the image of a serpentine dragon stalking the length of the sheath.

Prizes:

1)  TAP: aged and polished mistwood battle long bow shaped like a dragon

LOOK:   The dark wood bears an intrinsic pattern of silver and green veins while the riser has been masterfully whittled into the visage of a dragon's head. The grain of the finely worked wood enhances the scales of the neck which makes up the grip of the bow, the beasts's fierce head has been fashioned flatter, serving as the arrow rest.

2)  TAP: battered black leather hood edged with fang like spikes

LOOK: This sturdy leather armor seems to have seen its fair share of battles. Dozens of tiny nicks and tears cover its dull black surface. Twisting through the line of menacing spikes on each side of the hood are stalking dragons painted in a blood red shade.  Despite its haggard appearance, the interior is lined with soft fur, providing warmth and comfort.

3) TAP: silver edged draconic throwing star

LOOK:  masterfully formed the glaes throwing star has wickedly sharpened edges ready to rip through flesh. Carved on both sides of star are multiple dragons, their tails forming the points of the star as they circle a small group of warriors.

 

No Further Events, Enjoy HE!!

 

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SEPTEMBER EVENTS

09/07/18  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP: scorched leather thigh pouch with a quartz dragon clasp

LOOK:  Random scorch marks mar the tooled leather that features dragon clasp, depicted with wings outspread, half rearing, with one silvered claw resting atop a chunk of granite. Its serpentine neck seems ready to whip about in challenge as it bridles aggressively at some unseen foe.

 

 

09/08/18  ODS Fight Night

Gift:

TAP:  engraved darkened steel elbow spikes 

LOOK:  a matte finish makes the spikes less noticeable on the wearer, while intricate etching adds interest.  The body of a dragon is etched in exacting detail onto each side of this weapon, flowing down the spike which is slightly curved to represent the tail.

Prizes:

1)  TAP: blackened chainmail hauberk with engraved pauldrons

LOOK:   Each link varies in the depth of its dark coloration in shades of silvery grey to void black, giving the entire piece of armor a dappled appearance which enhances the scaling on the sprawling dragon shape of its pauldrons.

2)  TAP: dark bladed glaes dagger with a lumium hilt formed in the shape of a dragon

LOOK:  the razor sharp blade protrudes from between the outspread wings of the dragon that form the guard, the head of the beast stares menacingly outward and the serpentine body makes up the handle with the tail curving around a blood-red ruby making up the pommel.

3) TAP: deeply etched glaes throwing stars

LOOK:  honed to razor sharp edges, each of the stars blades is etched with varying images of malevolent dragon's faces while the center of the stars portrays two dragons entwined in fierce battle 

 

 

09/14/18  ODS Comedy Club

Gift:

TAP:  a demented looking clown in a harlequin costume

LOOK:  Bright red hair, a blackened nose and a crudely painted red grinning mouth full of sharp fangs give a sinister look. The dolls eyes seem to follow you, and the costume is tattered and dirty completing the overall creepy toy.   

Prizes:

1) TAP:   a comical black chicken marionette

LOOK:   tiny black downy feathers cover a scrawny chicken body, large googly eyes and a slightly opened beak make the poor bird look permanently startled.

2) TAP:  blackened steel wing shaped charovra

LOOK:  several curved wing-shaped blades circle the rim of the flat disc, each feather honed to razor sharpness making this weapon as artful as it is dangerous

3)  TAP:  a plucked chicken toy with a long wobbly neck

LOOK:  the body of the chicken has been molded with the wings against it's sides, it's long neck wobbles and beak looks oddly sharp, as do the claws on it's feet.  A few sparse down feathers are attached giving a not quite properly plucked appearance.

 

09/15/18  ODS Spin A Tale

 

Gift:

TAP:   platinum tipped blood-red stylus burned with the images of dragons

LOOK:   stained a blood-red the mahogany has tiny detailed images of stalking serpentine dragons that have been burned deeply into the wood as they spiral around the stylus   

Prizes:

1) TAP:   black companion slate deeply etched around the edges

LOOK: deeply etched into the slate as a border are images of fierce dragons in various positions.  subtly shadow painted in a soft grey on the slate itself, so it doesn't interfere with reading from the slate, is the image of a dragon hovering in the air as it blasts a battlefield with fire. 

2) TAP:  soft black elaborately detailed storyteller's quilt

LOOK:  Lovingly crafted, blood-red dragons cavort playfully around the edges of the quilt and circle the open journal embroidered in the center of the quilt in varying shades of silvery threads.  There is something written on the open pages.

READ: "Those who tell the stories rule the world."

3)  TAP:  dull red oilcloth storytellers satchel with intricate black-work embroidery

LOOK:  sturdy oilcloth was used in making this satchel to protect the contents from the elements.  Masterful needle work uses assorted textures and patterns to form the shadowy image of a curled dragon on the bag which is clasped with a platinum dragons head clasp.

 

09/21/18  ODS Pub Crawl

Giftt:

TAP:    tarnished platinum flask with a pewter dragons head stopper

LOOK: Painted on the flask is a skillful depiction of Katamba rising in the night sky, a large dragon with silver-edged wings flying across the black orb. A miniature shackle of pewter links attaches the solid stopper to the flask, the visage of the dragon alert and watchful.

 

09/22/18 ODS Pick Your Warrior Spar & Auction

Gift:

TAP:  braided weapon strap secured with a platinum clasp

LOOK:  Soft braiding of eight strands of leucro hide in a three-over-four pattern delivers exceptional drape and comfort as well as serviceability to the strap which is held securely in place by a platinum clasp masterfully formed in the shape of a sleeping dragon. 

Prizes:

1) TAP:  a kertig bastard sword with a scorched mahogany hilt branded by a black dragon

LOOK:  Wickedly sharp and perfectly balanced, this weapon is as beautiful as it is deadly.  Mahogany wood is dyed a blood-red and burned with the image of a dragon in flight.  Scorch marks surround the creature, reminiscent of dust being kicked up by beating wings while soaring through the sky.  The initials "C. M." are impressed into the base of the blade.

2) TAP:    a finely honed predator's spear with a carved and twisted shaft

LOOK:  Several razor-sharp barbs line the head of the spear, allowing it to catch into the flesh of its victims.  Although the weapon is light in weight, twin wood shafts are carved into serpentine dragons that twist around each other to give the spear beauty, strength, and stability in flight.  The initials "D. K." are impressed into the base of the haralun spearhead.

3) TAP:  a burnished damite mask sporting a pair of spikes 

LOOK: Attached to a sleek, close-fitting leather cap, the metal face plate boasts distinctively draconic features that are accentuated by the use of dark grey and black coloring.  Subtle traces from the impact of the forging hammer linger on the mask's lustrous surface and glittering red lenses fill in the large eye holes.  Accented with sculpted bronze, a jagged ridge of reptilian spikes juts out from each brow.  The initials "D. K." are impressed into the back of the mask. 

 

09/28/2018  ODS Game Night

Gift: 

TAP:  a silvery-hued tile puzzle pieced with shadow-painted dragons in various poses

LOOK: The tiles are arranged in a 5 by 8 grid.  Each tile has a number on it, and one space in the grid is blank.

Prizes:

1)   TAP:  blood-red enameled box with a dragon clasp

LOOK:    Guarding the contents within, a rearing dragon is masterfully carved into the exterior of the closed container.  Hand-painted features paired with intricately detailed silver-plated scales and claws give the miniature dragon an almost lifelike appearance.  On the back of the jewelry box is a small metal key.

2)   TAP: porcelain dragon doll with midnight black spidersilk wings

LOOK:  A richly-hued opalescent luster glazes the fine porcelain of the doll, making its tiny black scales shimmer with added depth.  Polished silver teeth sharply draw attention to the beast's snarling visage, while narrowed ruby eyes give it a menacing appearance.

3)   TAP:  coal black music box gilded in platinum

LOOK:  The box is masterfully crafted with no rough edges or blemishes to mar its surface.  Starkly contrasting against the rich red coloring beneath, gleaming platinum outlines the void-black clasp that is meticulously formed into the shape of a dragon in flight.

 

 

AUGUST EVENTS

08/03/18  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP:Black bladed wrist knife with a blood-red braided enamel grip

LOOK the blade of this jagged knife has been artfully decorated with flame painting that enhances the dragon stalking across the blade in shades of red from cherry to deep blood red.  The handle has been wrapped in blood-red spidersilk and braided for added grip, making a lovely yet dangerous weapon.

 

 

08/04/18 ODS Spin a Tale

Gift:

TAP:  A dusty embossed leather journal with a cracked cover

LOOK:  The journal's title is shallowly debossed  across the image of a dragons Head into the dingy black leather that binds the volume, the copperleaf used in its rendering is mostly worn away, making the words "An Adventurer's Tale" difficult to identify at first glance. In fresher crimson ink, several dragon glyphs have been scrawled across the back cover of the book.

Prizes:

1)  TAP: a tattered spidersilk shroud with a shadowy image of a fierce dragon on the back

LOOK:    The garment is fashioned from ragged layers of silk swathing the wearer in enveloping folds, obscuring whatever lies beneath. An unusual method of weaving has lent the fabric a sheen that flows smoothly from a flat black to glossy steel-grey as light plays over the surface.

2)  TAP:a squat kertig inkwell painted with a bright red dragon

LOOK: artfully painted on the side of the inkwell is a bright red dragon that appears to be stalking something an unaware Paladin.  The well made inkwell is topped with a ruby carved into the shape of a fierce looking dragon's head.  There appears to be something written on itREAD:  adventure can strike at anytime!

3) TAP: a black canvas hat with a wide blook-red band

LOOK: dyed a soft black the canvas hat has a wide band of blood-red spidersilk held securely in place by a platinum dragon pin.  Slightly tattered around the edges of the brim from wear, the hat is still very stylish as it sits jauntily on the wearer's head.

 

 

08/10/18  ODS Fight Night

Gift:

TAP: knicked and tarnished brass knuckles painted a dull black

LOOK:    forged of weighted brass, the blackened knuckles show their use with several knicks exposing tarnished brass beneath the paint.  Etched deeply along the sides are four skeletal dragons heads aligning with each knucke.  Something appears to be written beneath the second and third skulls

READ: Smile Pretty

Prizes:

1) TAP:  Razor-edged glaes sabre adorned with a dragon's head shaped ruby

LOOK:   The glossy black, metal like blade juts out several inches from the weapon's hilt before slightly curving along its length, conplemented by the razor sharp edge.  Set into the center of the crossguard is an intaglio blood-red ruby, the gem's center boasting a relief of a snarling dragon's head with a gaping maw and fangs exposed.  Etched along the dark blade is a ferocious-looking serpentine dragon, it's slender forked tongue extending near the tip where the initials  D.K. are stamped .

2) TAP:  a dark glaes nightstick inlaid with thin platinum bands

LOOK:  Forged by the hand of a master, the dark glaes has been rubbed to a matte finish.  Artful etching spirals the weapon with the image of a serpentne dragon, the channels filled with blood-red ruby dust which adds subtle decoration to the nightstick.  Polished to a mirrorlike finish thin platinum bands inlay each end, adding a more regal appearance.  The initials S.L. are stamped near the grip.

3)  TAP:  a goldwood survialist's bow stained a deep blood red

LOOK: Fine gold veins running through the wood's grain adds a shimmery depth to the blood-red bow.  A void black spidersilk bowstring and an aged barghest bone riser carved with a central dragon's skull adds to the weapon's survivalist appearance, while the reinforced limbs are each capped with antler to complete the look.

 

08/24/18 ODS Gambling Night

Giftt:

TAP:   a weathered leather coin purse with a platinum clasp

LOOK:   black leather has mottled over time to varying shades of black and grey.  The front of the purse has been branded with the image of a fierce dragon, singe marks surrounding it like smoke.  The purse is clasped with a small somewhat nicked platinum clasp formed into the head of a dragon with ruby chip eyes.

1)  TAP:  This will be a member provided crafting service

LOOK: 

2)  TAP:   rockwood walking cane capped with a small iron dragon

LOOK:   The rockwood is sanded smooth matte finish, displaying its nearly grainless, grey hue which contributes to its rock-like appearance. Carved in great detail, the dragon tops the cane, the glinting ruby eyes seeming to glare fiercely outward, while the beast's scales provide a secure grip.

3)  TAP:  a curved ebony pipe carved to resemble a serpentine dragon

LOOK:  The decorative bowl, dyed a blood-red,  is designed to hold tobacco for the discerning smoker. Thin, platinum inlays provide a striking contrast, and draw furhter attention to the striking details of the fierce-looking creature and the pipes overal craftsmanship.

 

08/25/18 ODS Pick Your Warrior Spar & Auction

Gift:

TAP:  a thick ebonwood grimoire with a dragon etched on the charred cover

LOOK:   The front and back of the dark ebonwood grimoire is covered with  deep scorches and char marks.  The cover is etched with the detailed visage of a snarling, fire breathing dragon glaring outward.

Prizes:

1) TAP: charred ebony staff with a black leather-wrapped grip

LOOK: The dark wood is sooty and blanened in various spots along it's length.  Brushed platinum caps, each engraved with a detailed image of a snarling dragon's head, reinforce the ends of the staff.

2) TAP:   deeply serrated hurling axe with a leather bound handle

LOOK Wickedly sharp serrations appear along the edge of the axe head, while a deep etching of a fire-breathing dragon embellishes each side. Worn, matte black leather strips are carefully cross-wrapped along the handle to ensure a solid grip.  Branded into the bottom of the haft are the initials D.K.

3) TAP:  Blacked steel throwing hammer with a bone-inlaid ebony handle

LOOK:  Each side of the broad head is engraved with an imposing dragon sitting regally atop a pile of shattered skeletons adorned in ruined armor.  Carved bone inlay along the extended haft details an overlapping dragon scale pattern, while the initials D.K. are branded into the base of the grip.

 

08/31/2018   ODS Jousting for Fun!

Gift:

TAP:   shadow-hued leather backpack embroidered with a bright red dragon

LOOK:  expertly shaded and stained to look like the night sky back-set to the brilliant red dragon, wings spread as it gazes at the sky.  A single black diamond glints as it's slitted eye

Prizes:

1)   TAP: a brushed silver tower shield etched with a serpentine dragon

LOOK:   At the center of the shield, deeply etched and painted a blood-red, is the image of a serpentine dragon with its wings spread.  Dark scorch marks radiate from the design as if once blasted by a stream of fire.  Along the back, thick black leather straps provide for a secure fit to the wearer.

2)   TAP:a darkly tinted executioner's glaes greataxe with a carved bone handle

LOOK: Etched on both sides of the greataxe is a dragon's head breathing flames that extend to the wickedly-sharp edge.  Accented with flame painting, the fire shimmers in hues of red and gold.  Supple braided leather wraps the grip, the tied strands ending in sharp talons, while the haft displays the initials "S. L."

3)   TAP: a silvery-black caparison edged with sharp blood-stained claws

LOOKThe rich black fabric is shot through with silver threads and is bordered with carefully embroidered, vibrant red dragons.  Steeply dagged along the bottom edge, the caparison allows it to hang low upon the horse and still allow a free range of movement.

 

JULY EVENTS

07/06/18  Riverhaven Town Hall

Gift:

TAP: a rich mahogany telescope with blackened steel bands

LOOK: rich blood-red dye has been applied to the wood.  Etchings of dragons in various positions run the sides of the tube between the blackened bands

 

 

07/13/18 ODS Game Night

Gift:

TAP:  Deep green and brown mottled plush frog holding a shield with a red dragon painted on it

LOOK:  The frog's bulging black eyes gaze outward with a slightly panicked expression on its face. Its legs are pulled up so it looks ready to spring from your arm, the shield held firmly against it.  The top of the quiver is disguised as the upper half of the frogs head, hinged in the back  so the mouth opens to add or remove ammunition.

Prizes:

1)  TAP: a sleek stuffed black and silver dragon in flight

LOOK:  The sleek black satin body hides a deadly assassins crossbow within, wings spread cover the limbs while the snarling maw is open just enough for the bolts to shoot out between viscous teeth.  Spikes along the back act as sights and the opening to load the bow is hidden just above the tail that curves to but securely against your shoulder

2)  TAP:  a stuffed three-headed Hydra bola

LOOK: the body is posed laying down with it's tails wrapping around it making hand holds.  Three sinuous necks  protrude from the body, ending in snarling heads with razor sharp fangs in wide snarling maws.  Despite the playful look, the weapon is perfectly balanced and very efficient.

3) TAP: Fuzzy white mouse with green eyes and long silky whiskers.   LOOK: The soft furry mouse has long silky whiskers, a tiny pink nose, and bright green eyes. It's mouth is open where the sharp stiletto blade protrudes, the sides as finely honed and sharp as the point of this cute but deadly weapon.

 

07/14/18  ODS Comedy Club (Rescheduled to September)

Gift:

TAP: a demented looking clown in a harlequin costume

LOOK: bright red hair, a red ball nose and a grinning mouth full of sharp fangs give a sinister look. Eyes are designed to look as if they follow you, and the costume is tattered and somewhat dirty completing the overall creepy toy 

Prizes:

1)   TAP: a comical black chicken marionette

LOOK:  tiny black downy feathers cover a scrawny chicken body, large googly eyes and a slightly opened beak make the poor bird look permanently startled.

2)   TAP: blackened steel wing shaped charovra

LOOK: several curved wing-shaped blades circle the rim of the flat disc, each feather honed to razor sharpness 

3)   TAP: a plucked chicken toy with a long wobbly neck

LOOK: the body of the chicken has been molded with the wings against it's sides, it's long neck wobbles and beak looks oddly sharp, as do the claws on it's feet.  A few sparse down feathers are attached giving a no quite properly plucked appearance.

 

07/20/18  ODS Team & Couples Spars (Rescheduled to September)

Gift:

TAP: a thick ebonwood grimoire with a dragon etched on the charred cover

LOOK:  The front and back of the dark ebonwood grimoire is covered with  deep scorches and char marks.  The cover is etched with the detailed visage of a snarling, fire breathing dragon glaring outward.

Prizes:

1) TAP: charred ebonwood staff with black leather-wrapped grips

LOOK: The wood is sooty and blackened in places with brushed platinum caps, each engraved with a detailed image of a snarling dragon's head, reinforce the ends of of the staff.

2) TAP: deeply serrated double-headed hurling axe with a leather bound handle

LOOK: wickedly sharp serrations are on both ends of the head with etchings of the visage of a fire-breathing dragons head.  Worn matte black leather strips are warped around the handle for a better grip.

3)  TAP:  Blacked throwing hammer with a sturdy bone-inlaid ebonwood handle

LOOK: The broad head is engraved with a dragon sitting regally atop a pile of armor.  Closer examination reveals splintered bones surrounding the dragon as if sitting on many shattered skeletons

 

07/21/18 ODS Jousting For Fun and Prizes  (Rescheduled to August)

Giftt:

TAP:   shadow-hued leather backpack embroidered with a bright red dragon

LOOK:  expertly shaded and stained to look like the night sky back-set to the brilliant red dragon, wings spread as it gazes at the sky.  A single black diamond glints as it's slitted eye.  

1)  TAP: scorched brushed silver tower shield etched with a serpentine dragon

LOOK:  scorch marks fan out from the center towards the edges as if blasted by a stream of fire, painted in the center is a blood-red serpentine dragon with it's wings spread while a thick black leather strap provides a secure fit for the wearer.

2)  TAP:  burnished darkly tinted glaes greatsword with an intricate handguard

LOOK:  detailed metalwork depicts a magnificent dragon, designed to flow over the wielders hand and wrap the wrist.  Artful flame painting brings out shades of red and gold making it a beautiful and deadly weapon.

3)  TAP:  dagged silvery-black caparison edged with sharp bloodstained claws 

LOOK: the rich black fabric is shot through with silver threads. Steeply dagged along the bottom edge, to hang low and still allow free movement with every step. The other edges have vibrant red dragons that are carefully embroidered stalking between the vicious looking claws. 

 

07/26/18 ODS Pick Your Warrior Spar & Auction

Gift:

TAP:  Dark Elven wool hooded swordsman's cloak held in place with a draconic platinum chain

LOOK: Void black Elven wool spun as fine as silk has been woven into a beautiful hooded cloak. Obvious skill shows in the scale-patterened ripples woven to create this cloak.  Brushed platinum shaped into the full form of a dragon stretches from shoulder to shoulder in an articulated design allowing both the sword and shield arms to remain unencumbered. Firesilk and platinum Elven silk cords have been braided together along the deep hood and hem adding a fiery element to this stunning cloak. 

Prizes:

1) TAP: sleek black-bladed haralun bastard sword  

LOOK: The long matte-finished weapon is a prime example of lethal efficiency, beautiful in its simplicity.  The handguard has an inscription engraved around it's thick edge, while the blade itself bears the initials "D. K." near the tang and the image of a long serpentine dragon along its length, the precision etching creating a momentary glowing effect when the blade is tilted slightly in the light.  Honed to a razor-sharp edge, the magnificent weapon is perfectly capable of sundering any foe with deadly ease.

There appears to be something written on it.

READ:  "Strength and Honor"

2) TAP: a lumium chain hauberk with dragon's head pauldrons

LOOK:Muted matte-black links create the stylized hauberk, save for the thick leather visible at the conjoined seams.  Glaring malevolently from each shoulder is a meticulously wrought dragon's head that bares its vicious ivory fangs.  Thick bone horns protrude from the temples of each beastlike pauldron, complementing those along the scaled forehead and those embellishing the forearms of the armor.  A small tab along the inner nape is stamped with the letter "T."

3) TAP: TAP: a blood red stained azure-scale shield branded with a fierce dragon

LOOK: Stained blood red, the iridescence of the original dark blue hide is revealed in spots, giving it a unique appearance.  Darkened steel studs outline the shield, contrasting with the rich red hue and holding the skin tight.  Branded in the center is a fierce dragon with wings arched back and neck extended as it blasts flames at a warrior trying to block the fire with his shield.  Scorch marks radiate outward from the image, appearing like dark smoke as the two battle.

 

07/27/18 ODS Youth Hunt

Gift:

TAP: blood-red burn-out spidersilk duffel bag

LOOK: carefully singed into the delicate fabric is the image of a powerful dragon stalking through the charred remains of a forest 

Prizes:

1)   TAP: blackened chain hauberk embellished with wyvern hides

LOOK:  secured against the matte black links with thick sinew, tattered wyvern hides drape the shoulders, the edges adorned with sharp fangs.  

2) TAP: a small shield webbed in blood red lines with an enameled dragon

LOOK:  A splattering of blood-red paint covers the surface, blending the silver of the shield to make a delicate web. Emblazoned on the center was a roaring dragons head breathing fire.

3)  TAP:a matte black leather cowl shadow-embroidered with a menacing dragon

LOOK: dark steelsilk skillfully embroidered shows a dragons head coming over one shoulder, maw open to show fierce teeth and ruby eye narrowed as it creeps around the wearer.

 

07/28/18  ODS Capture the Flag

Gift:

TAP: black leather belt tooled to look like dragon's hide with platinum dragon's teeth

LOOK: intricate detailing makes the leather appear to be dragon's hide.  Three rows of viciously sharp fangs spaced a regular intervals emulate the dragons maw along the belt.

Prizes:

1)   TAP: platinum wrapped ebonwood foresters longbow with a braided spidersilk bowstring

LOOK:  ebonwood has been oiled to a light sheen to emphasize the grain.  Fine platinum cord wraps securely from tip to tip winding around the engraving of dragons circling up the bow accenting and providing reinforcement.

2)    TAP:  viciously serrated spiked haralun knuckles 

LOOK: a single broad haralun band forms the base of the knuckles with razor sharp serrated spikes raising 2 inches above the wearer's knuckles. Engraved along the base is " So much pain...so little time"

3)  TAP: blood-red highwayman's hat with scorched edges

LOOK: deeply dyed blood-red leather leather is made to fit the head comfortably.  The black leather braided band has a polished platinum dragon pin, while the wide brim hangs low and covers the wearers face.

 

JUNE EVENTS

06/01/18  Riverhaven Town Hall

 

Gift:

TAP:  Richly detailed scrimshaw pendant made to look like a dragons tooth hanging from a singed rawhide strap

LOOK:   Artfully done the tooth is etched with the image of a dragon in painstaking detail.  The pointed tail at the sharp point of the fang, while the dragon claws its way up the tooth.  The mouth of the dragon opens as the dragon reaches the top of the tooth, the hole for the rawhide strap going through the open mouth as if the dragon is about to bite down on it.

 

06/08/18  DOS Spars for Pairs & Couples

 

Gift:

TAP:  a firebranded steel armband formed in the shape of a dragon

LOOK: Hammered into the shape of a prowling dragon that curls around the wearers arm as if chasing it's tail, the armband is a work of art.  Muscles bulge along it's sleek body as it moves around the wearers arm, a blood ruby chip is placed in its eye at an angle that makes it glint as the wearer moves.  Beautifully colored by high heat the dragons body is a mix of blues and deep violets, the folded wings a rich indigo with reddish tips.  Claws and teeth have been left untreated and remain gleaming steel, adding to their dangerously sharp look.

Prizes:

1)  TAP:  a glaes two-handed sword with a dragon-shaped crossguard

LOOK:  Fitted into the smooth ebonwood grip, the sinuous dragon-shaped crossguard details the horizontal image with the blade rising from between its folded wings, while the head and tail curl downward to protect the hand of the wielder.  Exquisite scrollwork details the length of the blade, along with unique firebranding that includes hues of red and gold.  The initials "D. K." are stamped into the metal near the tang.

2)   TAP: a darkened glaes-spiked hara

LOOK: The image of a fire-breathing dragon's head decorates each side of the dark ebonwood handle, while the grip is cross-wrapped with strips of tattered leather.  The wickedly sharp spikes bear traces of dried blood, a clear indication that the weapon has seen more than a few battles.  The initials "D. K." are stamped into the base of the grip.

TAP: a steel parry stick molded into the sinuous body of a dragon

LOOK:  Intricate craftsmanship details the elongated dragon, while the articulated forearms, wings, and tail embellish the leather strapping, lending to the appearance that the beast's extremities wrap the wearer's arm when used in battle.  The initials "D. K." are stamped along the underside of the stick.

 

06/15/18 ODS Pick Your Warrior Spar & Auction

 

Gift:

TAP:  darkened steel throwing dagger shaped roughly like a shield

LOOK:  molded to resemble a shield with more concave sides, this dagger is all sharp edges. The bottom of the shield is wide enough to grip safely for throwing.  Stamped into the metal is a battle scene of a paladin, sword in hand using his shield to deflect the flames of the dragon and it advances.  Something is engraved above the scene

READ:  Many Swords, One Shield

Prizes:

1)TAP:  blackened haralun bastard sword with a scorched ebonwood hilt

LOOK:  Branded into the smooth ebonwood hilt is the image of a serpentine dragon clawing it way up towards the blade, scorch marks make it appear the dragon is moving through fog.  The crossguard curves down on either side to protect the wearer's hand and is etched along the side with "Death is only the beginning...."

 2) TAP:  a dark animite pin shaped like a dragon with ruby eyes

LOOK:  expertly crafted of dark animite the pin is shaped like a sitting dragon, wings barely extended as it gazes challengingly out at you. 

3) TAP:  sleek black mistwood battle crossbow with a platinum prod

LOOK:  stalking along the prod is an engraving of a dragon hunting down a paladin.  The superbly buffed mistwood has a deep black, satiny smooth sheen that belies the very deadly nature of this beautiful weapon.

 

06/16/18  ODS Youth Hunt

 

Gift:

TAP:   translucent black quartz dragon pin sitting amidst battered cambrinth armor

LOOK:   Sitting amidst a pile of broken armor the fierce dragon gazes challengingly  at you, a look of disdain carved on it's face. Etched into the back of the dragon to look as if you are seeing inside it's belly is what appears to be the remains of a few paladins, probably the owners of the armor.

Prizes:

1)  TAP:   dark haralun spear wrapped with ragged strips of blood-red spidersilk

LOOK:   the long spear-blade has hooked serrated edges that have been honed to razor sharpness to tear flesh easily.  Tattered strips of spidersilk are shot through with silver threads wrapping around the shaft to provide an excellent grip for throwing, the trailing ends are clamped with platinum dragons head beads to prevent too much fraying

2) TAP:  void black wickedly spiked and serrated knuckles

LOOK:  one inch spikes are serrated and shaped like the scales of dragon fully circling each spike up to the razor sharp barbed points.  Dangerously sharp the knuckles are meant to leave an impression.  Etched below the first and fourth spike are small dragons with "This is gonna hurt..." written between them.

3)   TAP: jagged blackened steel skinning knife with leather-wrapped bone hilt

LOOK: honed to razor sharpness, the dark blade protrudes from a study bleached white bone handle, topped with a barbed crossguard that looks sharp enough to cut a hand if not careful. 

 

06/22/18  ODS Pub Crawl

 

Gift:

TAP:    a brushed steel stein affixed with a small platinum shield

LOOK: Brushed to a matte finish, the stein displays a small platinum shield along each side.  Enameled in blood red on the shield, a majestic dragon sits with wings spread over a banner that reads "Many Swords, One Shield."

06/23/18  ODS House Party

 

Gift:

TAP: pitch black leather thigh quiver inlaid with the platinum image of a dragon

LOOK:  inlaid into the rich black leather, the dragon is sitting, wings partially spread as it gazes haughtily at you with ruby eyes.  Etched in great detail the dragon is well represented and rests securely in the center of the quiver surrounded by flecks of platinum sparkle scattered like tiny stars across the leather.  Thin black straps have been affixed with platinum buckles to secure the quiver to the thigh.

Prizes:

 

06/26/18 ODS Crafting Contest

Gift:

TAP:  a book of apprentice tailoring instructions branded with the Order of the Dragon Shield crest!

LOOK: A simple leather jacket protects the numerous pages bound inside.

Prizes:

1)  TAP:  a black leather forger's belt with platinum accents

LOOK:  The thick leather belt displays signs of obvious use, with nicks and singe scarring across its surface.  Strips of leather are designed to hold the tools necessary for forging, while a platinum dragon's head buckle allows for an adjustable fit.

2) TAP:  some asini icepicks

LOOK:  A serpentine dragon is carved along the handle of each icepick, spiraling along its length and creating a secure grip for the wielder.

3) TAP: a blackened steel wrist knife with serrated edges

LOOK: The double-edged blade displays wickedly sharp serrations along each edge, while the handle has been weighted to create the idea balance.

 

 

06/29/18  ODS Test of Skills

Gift:

1)  weapons belt

TAP:  studded black leather weapons belt fastened by a molded platinum buckle

LOOK: Well worn, the weathered black leather is lined with brushed platinum studs, each engraved with varying depictions of dragons.  Brushed to a matte finish the sturdy platinum buckle is molded into the form of a dragon with it's wings spread wide and it's snarling maw showing rows of viscous teeth

Prizes:

1)  TAP:  Haralun throwing axe with a sinuous platinum dragon wrapped around the handle

LOOK:   The body of the dragon climbs up the solid ebonwood handle of the axe, the mouth of the dragon opening wide from which the blade emerges.  Careful crafting show the brushed platinum dragon in detail, down to minute scales and the carved ruby eyes glint in the light

2) TAP:  dark warrior's shield shaped into the visage of a fierce dragons head

LOOK:  forged to resemble the head of a snarling dragon with reinforced trim work along the edge of the shield.  Painstakingly molded and carved with attention to detail the scales are accented with diamond dust to add a faint shimmer reminiscent of movement while the teeth and eyes inlaid with platinum.  Wrought iron spiked rivets accent the trim work along the edges

3) TAP:  silvery grey-black shortbow marbled with blood-red highlights

LOOK: rubbed to a smooth finish the depth of color contrast is breathtaking, the blood-red swirls stark against the grey black wood.  A brushed platinum grip is artfully carved into an intricately detailed dragon with ruby eyes

 

MAY EVENTS

05/04/18 ODS Hosts Riverhaven Town Hall

Gift:

TAP:  Rugged well worn thigh bag with bronze-riveted straps

LOOK:  Distressed in appearance, the buttery soft black leather shows its use with scratches and scrapes along the front and edges.  Two leather straps wrap around the upper thigh before fastening with heavy bronze buckles.  A fierce fire breathing dragon with ruby chips forming the slitted eyes, singe marks curling like smoke around its body is branded on the flap is above a hammered bronze swing clasp.

 

05/12/18  ODS Jousting Tourny

Gift:

TAP:  Matte-black leather braided scabbard with carved platinum fittings

LOOK:  The hammered platinum ring which adorns the opening of the scabbard is inscribed with the words "Many Swords, One Shield".  The leather is intricately braided hugging in a fishtail style made to hold a blade comfortably and securely. The platinum tip of the scabbard is carved on both sides with a dragon's head glaring out at you.

Prizes:

1) TAP: quartzite capped damite jousting gauntlets

LOOK: Masterfully crafted for the riggors of battle and heavy competiton, quartzite has been worked into the knuckle guards capping them for extra protection against a stray lance. Etched into the extended cuffs that cover the forarms are two fierce dragons locked in eternal battle.

2) TAP:  matte-black barrel saddle embossed with images of Dragons along the stirrups

LOOK: Crafted from tanned and dyed Wyvern hide and padded with soft suede this saddle was designed for the security and comfort of the rider. Heavy artfully decorated blackened steel stirrups complete this saddle that was meant for a champion.

3) TAP:  A matte-black damite jousting helm with curved dragon horns

LOOK:Fashioned to look like dragon scales, this helm features an open visor for better vision.  The horns curve from either temple arching out and curving back in  just to sweep back out into viscous points four inches from the wearers face. The horns look like sun bleached bony vertebral segments with sharp barbed ridges growing progressively smaller until they reach the deadly sharp points that are dyed a brownish red to simulate dried blood.

 

05/18/18  ODS Team Spars

Gift:

TAP: A fitted formal style tunic of blood red raw silk

LOOK:  Blood red raw silk accents the simple elegant cut of the tunic with writhing dragons embroidered around the neck and cuffs of rich black thread. 

Prizes:

1) TAP: Beautifully fire stained matte-black battle armor

LOOK: Cleverly embossed to give the impression of ridged scales, creating the impression of dragon's skin on the pauldrons, vambrances and poleyns.  Simple scrollwork in blood red enamel borders the chestpiece, spanning the center is an intricately etched dragon, wings spread as it glares outward, fire spewing from its deadly maw.  Fire staining highlights the dragon in shades of bright red to deep crimson and the flames dance in bright oranges and yellow on this striking armor.

2)  TAP: Serrated Barghest bone spear with a polished ebony shaft

LOOK: The head of the spear has been crafted so it's sides are jagged and saw-like in appearance, each tooth wickedly sharp.  Perfectly carved ebonwood has been inlaid with a serpentine dragon coiling around the length of the haft.  It's jaws are open in a malevolent grin revealing sharp fangs to dig into the bone spear point, holding it securely. 

3) TAP: Blood red battle axe with a cruelly serrated head

LOOK: Two soft grips are crafted from the finest leather in the perfect spot for comfort while encouraging the most powerful swings, making this the weapon of choice for beheading things.  Deeply etched in the darkened steel head of the axe  you see two fierce dragons locked in battle. Turning the blade slightly, you notice the words “Off with their heads!”  written along the blade in flowing script bordering the cruel looking serrations.

 

05/25/18 ODS presents "Pick Your Warrior Spar & Auction"

Gift:

TAP:  Dark Elven wool hooded swordsman's cloak held in place with a draconic platinum chain

LOOK: Void black Elven wool spun as fine as silk has been woven into a beautiful hooded cloak. Obvious skill shows in the scale-patterened ripples woven to create this cloak.  Brushed platinum shaped into the full form of a dragon stretches from shoulder to shoulder in an articulated design allowing both the sword and shield arms to remain unencumbered. Firesilk and platinum Elven silk cords have been braided together along the deep hood and hem adding a fiery element to this stunning cloak. 

Prizes:

1)  TAP: sleek black-bladed haralun bastard sword  

LOOK: The long matte-finished weapon is a prime example of lethal efficiency, beautiful in its simplicity.  The handguard has an inscription engraved around it's thick edge, while the blade itself bears the initials "D. K." near the tang and the image of a long serpentine dragon along its length, the precision etching creating a momentary glowing effect when the blade is tilted slightly in the light.  Honed to a razor-sharp edge, the magnificent weapon is perfectly capable of sundering any foe with deadly ease.

There appears to be something written on it.

READ:  "Strength and Honor"

2) TAP: a lumium chain hauberk with dragon's head pauldrons

LOOK:Muted matte-black links create the stylized hauberk, save for the thick leather visible at the conjoined seams.  Glaring malevolently from each shoulder is a meticulously wrought dragon's head that bares its vicious ivory fangs.  Thick bone horns protrude from the temples of each beastlike pauldron, complementing those along the scaled forehead and those embellishing the forearms of the armor.  A small tab along the inner nape is stamped with the letter "T."

3) TAP: TAP: a blood red stained azure-scale shield branded with a fierce dragon

LOOK: Stained blood red, the iridescence of the original dark blue hide is revealed in spots, giving it a unique appearance.  Darkened steel studs outline the shield, contrasting with the rich red hue and holding the skin tight.  Branded in the center is a fierce dragon with wings arched back and neck extended as it blasts flames at a warrior trying to block the fire with his shield.  Scorch marks radiate outward from the image, appearing like dark smoke as the two battle.

 

05/26/18  ODS Archery Competition

Gift:

TAP:  Rich black suede quiver studded with razor sharp fangs

LOOK:  Razor etched the soft suede has been expertly patterned to look like dragon scales covering this ammunition's container.  Wickedly sharp fangs have been studded into the supple suede encircling it's opening.  Black tooled leather straps have been woven through the slits in the quiver forming the belt with a blackened steel buckle in the shape of a dragons head holding it securely on the wearer.

Prizes:

1) TAP: matte black light crossbow with a blood red leather-wrapped grip

LOOK: the crossbow's stock has been stained a deep midnight black hue, rubbed to a soft satiny feeling matte finish.  Platinum fittings engraved with the image of a ferocious dragon breathing flames  have been burnished to a bright sheen accenting the dark patina.  Painstakingly sculpted the cranequin has also been sculpted into a dragon head, the smooth finish and ornamental design belies the deadly nature of this masterfully crafted weapon.

2) TAP: Platinum banded matte black azurelle longbow with and exquisitely carved riser

LOOK: Dyed a soft black and rubbed to a matte finish this exemplary bow has bands of platinum wrapping securely around it halfway up each side lightly reinforcing without compromising the weapons flex or accuracy.  Carved above the banding is a ferocious serpentine dragon clawing it way to the tightly wrapped silver spidersilk grip and intrinsically carved riser fashioned into a dragons extended claw

3) TAP: Scorched and branded supple hunting leathers dyed the color of fresh blood

LOOK: Worked to a buttery soft finish, these leather are meant for comfort and style as much as protection.  Skillful branding accents the rich color.  Down the sides of each arm branding depicts dragons in various battles rolling down to the wrists, faint scorch looks like they are kicking up dust.  The chest has a large depiction of battling dragons, the scorching around the beasts more significant yet no less beautiful.

 

05/31/18 ODS Hosts "Game Night"

Gift:

TAP: a pair of ruby dice with platinum pips

LOOK: Highly polished and perfectly shaped the ruby dice refract light beautifully.  Artfully designed the platinum pips are intricately detailed.  The sixes are represented by crossed swords, the ones by evil looking horned dragon skulls, and the remaining pips are represented by shields.

Prizes:

1) TAP:  large menacing nightmare black dragon marionette with tattered wings

LOOK:  painstakingly crafted in nightmare black spidersilk the body is covered in scales represented with metallic threads of golds and silver, giving an added sense of movement depending on the light. Fine Elothian lace and torn bits of spidersilk are sewn to create the tattered wings.  Slitted ruby eyes and fangs made from bits of bleached bone add to the fierce expression while a piece of stiff firesilk is attached to the dragons mouth and cut to look as if it's spewing flames.

2) TAP: Dashing Paladin doll bearing a gleaming sword and shield

LOOK: The paladin doll is dressed in a detailed replica of plate armor complete with snarling lions head embossed on the chest plate.  The paladin has a proud expression on his face and has a gleaming steel sword in one hand and the other holds a perfectly shaped tower shield that has been engraved in great detail with a roaring lion.

3)  TAP: sleek black stuffed dragon with black leather wings

LOOK: Pale silver threads have been woven into the silken fabric of the body forming the dragon's scales while darker metallic threads have been added to the wings to give the illusion of movement as any light plays over it. Ruby eyes are polished to sparkle in the right light, giving it a mischievous look. 

 

 

APRIL EVENTS

04/06/18 ODS Hosts Riverhaven Town Hall

Gift:

TAP:  wickedly serrated steel skinning knife with a carved ebonwood handle

LOOK:  Carved as if it's winding it's way down the handle is the image of a dragon, it's tail wrapping around under the guard, body dyed a blood red, twisting around the handle of the dark wood where it's claws reach out and clasp the pommel possessively.

 

04/07/18 ODS vs Theren Guard Spars & Auction

Gift:

 TAP: A pair of stylish darkly tinted sunglasses

LOOK:  darkened steel frames wrap around these perfectly sized sunglasses to form the bridge.  Katamba black lenses protect the wearers eyes from even the brightest of days, and the simple yet classic style allows them to go with any outfit.

Prizes:

1) TAP: a haralun falchion with an ironwood hilt shaped like a writhing dragon,

LOOK:  Expertly crafted, the falchion is as beautiful as it is deadly.  Fire staining along the center of the blade colors it in swirls of orange to crimson, transitioning to black along the edges of the blade.  Along the grip, a dragon is carved crawling up one side, its outstretched wings sweeping to sharp points and forming the crossguard, while the rest of the beast's image continues along the opposing side.  With claws extended, the dragon possessively clutches at the skull-shaped haralun pommel.

2) TAP: an exquisitely carved ebonwood shortbow shaped like a dragon

LOOK:  Carved in painstaking detail, the top limb of the bow features the scale-patterned upper body of a dragon, the beast's savagely fanged maw serving as a nock, while the eye sockets glisten with blood red gems.  Folded wings form the detailed riser and the remainder of the dragon shapes the lower limb, the deadly spiked tail serving as the secondary nock.  Slender strands of black spidersilk are tightly braided to create the elegant yet durable bowstring.

3)  TAP:some stained throwing stars.

LOOK:  The star's center is intricately etched with the image of a dragon's head, the fierce flames spewing outward from its mouth towards you.  Fire staining on the dark metal colors the flames in hues ranging from bright orange to deep crimson, extending to three of the weapon's five wickedly sharp points.

 

04/13/18 ODS Team Spars

Gift:

TAP: Braided firesilk sling embroidered with firebreathing dragons

LOOK: Vibrant threads are stitched into the thick leather cup of the weapon to form three sinuous draconic forms. At the mouth of each dragon is attached a length of shimmering silk, ranging in hues from deep crimson to bright ruby red, giving the appearance of smoldering flames. A small inscription encircles the design.

Read: Compliments of the NEW Order of the Dragon Shield

Prizes:

1) TAP:   Blackened Lumium targe embelished with an enameled Red Dragon

LOOK:  The dark metal has a matte finish with half inch spikes circling around the edge of the targe.  Centered on it is a slightly raised and enameled red dragon, wings spread and tail curling around the body as it gazes fiercly at you, maw half open showing rows of sharp teeth. 

2) TAP:   Blackened Lumium gauntlets affixed with curved talons

LOOK:  The dark metal has a matte finish with an embossed dragon along the back of each gauntlet, while the tail encircles the wrist and the wings extending outward to create the cuff.  The dragon appears to be reaching forward, with one great clawed foot reaching out.  The claws project forward from over the knuckles, each wickedly sharp and bearing clear evidence of dried blood.

3) TAP:   Wickedly spiked blackened lumium knuckles

LOOK:  Etched into the sides of the dark metal bands is the small image of a prowling dragon.  Due to the matte finish, the serrated edges of the vicious spikes go almost unnoticed.  Made to rend flesh and do maximum damage, each spike rests atop the knuckles and is nearly two inches of solid lumium.

 

04/14/18 Youth Hunt

Gift:

TAP:  Multi-functional sheath  embossed with repeating blackened steel dragon symbols

LOOK:  Soft braiding of eight strands of well worked void black leather in a three-over-four pattern adds style to this very serviceable sheath.  Pressed into the leather between the braiding are stylized dragons with precise, angular markings that resemble the blades of a dagger. Each creature is depicted in blackened steel as particularly fierce and sleek, and its large claws are positioned as if in protection of some unseen thing.

Prizes:

1) TAP:  Blood-red Hunting leathers branded across the chest

LOOK:  Heated metal has been applied to the chest of the leathers to create the image of a roaring dragon, flames spewing from it's deadly maw up and over the left shoulder. The heat of the brand leaving behind scorch marks that fan out from the image in varying lengths like wisps of smoke.

2) TAP:  a blackened triangular sipar crested with a battling dragon

LOOK:  Etched meticulously into the shield is the image of a fierce dragon flying over a battlefield, fire spewing from it's deadly jaws as it burns through the gathered forces below.  Fire branding has been masterfully added to scorch varying reds and crimsons for the dragons body with yellows and oranges fanning across the flames, a slightly cooler flame was used on the battlefield to shade it in shades blues and greens

3)  TAP: some blackened elbow spikes with dangerously serrated edges

LOOK: Artistically designed with a slight curve the spikes blend form and lethal function.  Serrations  with wickedly sharp points line the top and bottom for maximum damage.  Etched onto each side is the detailed image of a prowling dragon.

 

 

04/20/18 ODS Hosts "Newbie Night"

Gift:

TAP: A scorched and scared leather baldric

LOOK:   Heated metal has been applied to the straps of the baldric to create the image of a roaring dragon, the heat of the brand leaving scorch marks fanning out from the images in varying lengths and severity. Along the sides of the straps are scratches and nicks and the blackened steel buckles are dented and scuffed from constant use.

Prizes:

1)  TAP:   Blood red parry stick with an ebonwood inlay of a dragon

LOOK:   A carving in the sinuous shape of a dragon spirals up the length of the stick. filled with darkly stained ebonwood and sanded smooth, it fits seamlessly in and contrasts beautifully with the blood red stain on the rest of the parry stick.  Sanded and buffed to a satin sheen, it's a beautiful as it is functional.  Black leather straps allow it to be easily attached to the wearer's arm. 

2) TAP:  Finely-honed barbed predator's spear with a ebonwood shaft

LOOK:  Made of darkstone the dark metal has been honed razor sharp it sports several barbs lining the head of the spear for the sole purpose of rending and tearing the flesh of it's victims.  Though light in weight, twin ebonwood shafts twist around each other for added strength and stability in flight.

3)  TAP:  Firestained darkstone bola joined by a spiked chain

LOOK:  The dark black metal balls have been kissed by fire with the precision of a master artisian to depict the image of a dragon, wings open with it's tail wrapping around it's body as it glares at you spewing fire. Expertly detailed, the intense flames of firestaining were used to depict the dragon in colors ranging from orange to deep crimson.  Thick links of blacked chain interspersed with tiny spikes connect the spheres.

 

04/27/18 ODS Scavenger Hunt

Gift:

TAP: A scorched red leather thigh bag with a curved claw clasp

LOOK:  Textured for a distressed look, the red leather also has scorch marks from heated metal being applied to the front of the bag to create the image of a roaring dragon, the heat of the brand leaving scorch marks fanning out from the images in varying lengths and severity. Clasped with a blackened steel hook in the shape of a dragons claw with ruddy streaks embedded along the length emulating blood.

Prizes:

1) TAP:   A sturdy pair of spiked black leather stomping boots

LOOK:  The sturdy stomping boots boast thick soles and a number of studded leather bands, perfect for both travel and battle.  A pair of piked steel plates is strapped to the toes adding a sense of cruelty.  Along the sides are spiked dragonshields affixed with viciously sharp crampon secured by tension clasps. The boots are both functional and fierce, good for battle or keeping your footing in slippery situations.

2) TAP:  Wide brimmed highwayman's hat of mottled leather in black and red

LOOK:  The dark leather of the hat is accented by a dusky red band with a silver shield pin set centered on the front.  Embossed along the sides of the band is a black dragon, crouched low and breathing fire.  Against the deep base color, splatters of oranges and reds below the band look like the dragon's fiery breath spewed over onto the hat.  The rather wide brim hangs low enough to cover the face.

3)  TAP:  warn damaska leather gloves augmented with a series of overlapping scales

LOOK:   Layered over the leather gloves are realistically formed scales, the dark steel blackened around the edges of each scale for added depth.  Covering the backs of the hands the scales stop at the knuckles, with the scales ending in sharp points extending out toward the knuckle that act as spikes when the wearer makes a fist.

 

 

MARCH EVENTS

03/10/18 Meet the Therengenians

 (joint event with the Theren Guard)

 

Gift:

  TAP: A scorched black leather haversack

LOOK: Heated metal has been applied to the front panel of the rucksack to create the image of a roaring dragon. The heat of the brand used left scorch marks fanning out from the image in varying lengths.

 

 

03/16/18 ODS Formal Social

Gift:

TAP: a supple mottled brown leather Thigh Bag

LOOK: Expertly tanned and sewn leather panels make up the body of this bag. The soft leather flap is adorned with a hook and loop style clasp that fastens under a masterfully embroidered crest of the Order of the Dragon Shield.

READ: The intricately sewn badge reads: Under new management shielder’s unite! ODS Formal Social

Prizes:

1) TAP:  dakohirdu bone wrist knife with a spidersilk-wrapped hilt

LOOK:  Sleek strands of dark gossamer thread weave back and forth in a braid pattern across the hilt of the tool, bunching up and weaving together in the center of the hilt to form the wrist strap.

2)  TAP: A deeply hooded deep black cloak with fir trim.

LOOK:   Clasped with a tiny silver shield stamped with a dragon, the garment is lined with dark grey silk. Designed to neatly conceal the face when raised, the hood is trimmed with a wide band of soft, greyish black fur.

3) TAP: An Articulated steel weapon harness

 LOOK:  The linked plates of each of its straps, designed to cross over shoulders and under arms, also serve to conceal a buttery soft black leather backing intended to reduce chafing. A front plate covering the buckle and situated to rest over the wearer's sternum, bears an abstract design featuring a dragon set upon a slightly raised blackened central boss, all enameled in a bright ruby-red hue.

 

03/17/18 World Jousting Tournament Qualifier

Gift:

TAP: A black handled hoof pick

LOOK : carved black handle with yellow dragon scales etched into it connecting to a bright stainless steel hook.

READ : ODS WJT, 426

Prizes:

TAP: a platinum medal on a black silk ribbon. (6 medals)

LOOK a black silk ribbon connects to a platinum disc engraved with a dragon holding a lance and shield as fire shoots from its nostrils.  Under the dragon on an etched banner says "ODS Jousting Qualifier, Tier (1-6) Winner"

 

03/23/18 ODS Team Spars

Gift:

 TAP:   A black suede thigh quiver banded in bone beads

LOOK:  Complimenting the soft black of the suede, pale polished bone beads of varying sizes form an intricate pattern wrapping around the top and bottom of the quiver. 

Prizes:

1) TAP:  An etched steel war hammer with a leather-wrapped handle

 LOOK:  Masterfully etched into the sides of  the darkened steel head is a life-like dragon, tail curled against it's body the wings arched back as fire erupts from it's mouth.  Ragged strips of faded black leather spiral down the handle providing a solid and comfortable gripping area. 

2) TAP: Ebony nisha shortbow with brushed platinum inlay

LOOK:  Worked and inlaid along the riser on both sides are snarling dragon's heads of brushed platinum.  Braided bands of similarly matte brushed platinum for the nocks at the end of the bows limbs.  A bowstring of spidersilk, dyed to match the ebony coloring, completes the weapon.

3) TAP:  Wickedly spiked brushed haralun knuckles engraved along the sides

 LOOK:  Inch long wickedly sharp spikes jut up from each of the knuckles while the haralun grip is engraved with "Smile while you still have teeth"

 

03/29/18 ODS Capture the Flag

Gift:

TAP:  Belted black firecat skin leather baldric tooled with a flame wreathed dragon

LOOK: Functional yet elegant in its design, the baldric is reinforced with steelsilk to ensure any weapon is securely housed. A deep red dragon is embroidered along its length. Pieces of firesilk surround it to create the impression of flames consuming the dragon.

Prizes:

1) TAP:  A silvery black Dire Mace with a weathered ironwood haft.

LOOK:  The deep sheen of this weapon amplifies it's epic size. Weighted so only the stoutest of warriors could wield it.  Resting atop the Ironwood haft is an impressive mass of Kerting shapped into 6 huge fins sufficient to crush anything that come in contact with.  Crested on one side with the image of Trothfang and his boars and an image of Chadatru as a blindfoded Lion on the other side.

READ:  Many Swords - One Shield

2)  TAP: Heavy mistwood battle crossbow

LOOK:  Masterfully designed the battle crossbow has an ivory-inlaid stock scrimshawed with a scale pattern grip.  Curling around the the prod is a detailed engraving of of a dragon circling it protectively.  Further dragons, sleeping this time, adorn the fine grained tiller. 

3) TAP: blackened haralun telek with an intricately etched blade

LOOK:  Time and effort has gone into making this blade as beautiful as it is deadly.  Braided Katamba black oilcloth wraps the hilt for a firm no slip grip and the wickedly sharp blade has dragons twisting in battle etched along the blade in fantastic detail