Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Visual Dare Entry for AnonymousLegacy.

He took her hand gently in his and led her across the limbs, her wobbling, unstable footsteps standing out against his steady, sure ones. She tried to take his advise and feel everything around her, but she couldn't keep her mind off of the rough, calloused, warm, gentle, guiding hand that was barely holding hers.
"I'm not doing very well."
"You are doing fine. Just keep walking."
Her heart skipped a beat as started to lose her balance, but then started racing as his grip on her hand tightened. 
"Don't worry, I'll not let you fall."
Katie's steps started becoming lighter as she let the warmth of his hand spread to her heart and the strength of his words calm her mind. No, Andrew would never let her fall.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Okay, so I went nerdy and made Zander a Twitter account. So, if you want to get a peek into his life, head on over to Twitter and follow @CronZander. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cron Lands

After the Great Flood, a group of humans came across a huge tree in the middle if a wood. The rootball of the tree was massive, and the people went into it in order to shelter themselves from the weather. Now, noone is quite sure if their needs and desires were so strong that it fashioned the Cron land around them, or if they Cron lands were already there and the Crons adapted over time. The general consensus is that The Maker made it specially for them.
When you think of the Cron lands, think about the calm before a storm. Nothing is moving, everything is quiet. Now in this silence, imagine trees. Huge, awe-inspiring trees. The tree canopy is so thick, you cannot see the sky at all. Actually, even if you get on top of the tree canopy you still cannot see the sky. There are three layers. The ground, in the trees, and in the "sky" although, there is a great mass of brambles at the very top which cuts them off from the actual sky. It also filters the light so that the UV rays are cut down significantly, allowing them to live longer than we do. A few hundred later, they have spiraled out of control, but a child is born who leads them back into favor with The Maker. Because he did this, The Maker blessed his line. Ever since, each Son of Braun has had exactly one son, an only child, who grows up to take his father's place and lead his people.

So, now you kind of have an idea what their lands look like. Have fun envisioning it!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Andrew's Story

Michael Andrew was the first Son of Braun that I ever dreamt about. Actually, when I first dreamt of him, there were no Crons. Their entire civilization came out of what I knew of him. Also, he started out looking more like me, with blue eyes and dark blond hair. Now he has black hair and green eyes. Andrew's name changed a few times too. Not the "Andrew" part, but just about everything else. Finally I got it hammered down (I think) to Michael Andrew, Son of Braun. Lord of the fifth throne, Prince of the Crons. Kinda funny since I have no idea what or where the fifth throne is, or what happened to the first, second, third, and fourth thrones! Andrew's love has always been Katie and she has gone through almost as many transformations as Andrew has. In fact, I have transferred much of my original plans for Andrew and Katie into Aron and Ryu.
But I was supposed to be telling you Andrew's story. Andrew lives in the 1920s. His father, Samuel Michael, was banished after killing Andrews mother and attempting to kill him when he was only a babe. As sort of a counterbalance to finding out that Michael is possessed, the king (William Samuel) finds out that Andrew is The Seer. The only offspring of Adam to have the ability to see demons. And the responsibility to cast out and banish (to Avalon would be optimal, but this hinges on the whole Morgan thing I spoke of in my Zander post) them. He was, like all the other Seers throughout history, trained for battle by The Archangel Michael. (A most unintentional irony because Andrew's father is named Michael.) on his last training session, his first banishing without The Archangel's help, Andrew banishes a demon from inside a little girl (Katie) of his own age, (about six) and promises (Something the binds a Cron for the rest of their lives as they literally cannot break a promise) that if she will always love him, he would always protect her, she promising to always love him if he would always protect her. Just as this promise is completed, a car drives up and Katie's father, who is a demon himself, steps out. Andrew tries to fight him, but the man takes Katie and drives away. As Andrew grows, he never stops looking for Katie, the promise still binding him with all it's strength. A few years later, Andrew is in his early teens and gets captured by a group of demons who ambushed him. They take to the demon in charge of the area who is *ding ding ding* Katie's father. Still furious at Andrew for taking the demon out of his daughter and putting a seal on her so that no others could enter, he entered Andrew into the local insane asylum of which he happened to be the head doctor. Experimenting on and torturing Andrew with medicine as his cover, Katie's father almost kills the seer in the slowest way he can think of when something inside of Andrew snaps. Suddenly he looses all self-control and goes on a murderous rampage on all those around him. Katie's father and Andrew both barely escaped with their lives that day, but only Katie's father escaped with his sanity. More time passes and Andrew is still roaming the world looking for Demons and Katie, whichever came first, but now he has an extra strength (or weakness, depending on how you look at it) because if taken to the point if death, he will snap again. Then, one day, while trying to ferret out a demon in a high school in Moscow, Andrew runs across Katie who, in his absence, had completely forgotten about him. While trying to rekindle his relationship with Katie, Andrew is found by the demon he was looking for and in a mishap, Katie gets attacked. The only think besides being brought to the point of death that makes Andrew snap is someone harming Katie, Andrew banishes the demon and in order to protect Katie from the explosion that the demon sent their way, Andrew opens a portal from our world to the Cron lands, where Katie discovers that the dragon bracelet on Andrew's arm isn't a bracelet at all, but an accrual dragon named Vortex who is able to shrink down to fit on Andrew's arm and be with him in our world. In fact, Katie discovers many things about magic, trust, and herself as she spends a surreal time with the Crons. One day, Andrew takes her to a zoo in our world where a new exhibit, a dog from the Cronlands who just happens to be Andrew's pet, she runs into Michael who learns through her that not only is his son alive, but that he is looking for him. When Andrew finds out that his father knows about Katie, he makes the decision to send her back home. When he gets there he finally makes the connection between the man who took his sanity before and the girl who he loves. Giving Katie a gift just before he leaves, Andrew goes off to find his father. When Katie discovers what the gift is, she goes after Andrew setting the wheels in motion for a battle in which Andrew cannot hope to win. I can't be any more specific about the ending because 1. I don't quite know exactly what happens in the end and 2. Because I don't want to give away what I do know!
So again, leave me some feedback and stand amazed at the awesomeness of the Crons!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Why Zander is a problem.

Okay, first I'll tell you Zander's story and then I'll tell you why it could be a problem. Aron Zander is a Son of Braun, and as such he is filled with magic. After all, one can't exactly keep a forest which makes up their entire world running without a substantial amount of magic about him. Anyway, he was taken captive by a witch (I wanted it to be Morgana LeFay, but I don't want to intrude on Mr. Bryan Davis's territory with that so I'm not sure what to do there) and after being "broken" and maybe branded, (the branding depends on whether or not I can use Morgan. If I can, it will be a freeze brand which, because he is a Cron, caused the same amount of damage than a hot brand would do to us, which she had made into the shape of an "M") after which he was kept chained to her throne and basically served as her energy source for whatever witchcraft she wanted to do. One day though, he led an escape in which all of her slaves escaped except for him. I'm not sure if this was because he was betrayed or there was something he had to do which held him back. But when he was brought back to her, she pretty much had the snot beat out of him and then she took all him memories but his name and his instincts, which stayed with him because he was a Cron. He is found roaming the countryside (England if Morgan) and is either sent to a group home in America because that was the accent he used, (Sons of Braun learn all the human languages so that they can communicate to protect their people) or he is sent to a martial arts school somewhere because if his obvious agility. If he goes to America, the daughter of the head American Vampire gets a crush in him and convinces Count Dracula to check him out. Dracula, who has just recently come back to life after the whole Van Helsing disaster, likes what he sees and on a school-wide field trip to Romania, he and his wife "change" Zander thereby adopting him. If he goes to the martial arts school, it will turn out that the whole thing is to find exceptional people to become the new generation of vampires. Not that the old generation plans on going anywhere, but still. So in this case, Dracula goes there to show his daughter (Zora, born a vampire) the place and ends up being dazzled by Zander because, hey, he's a Cron. They're pretty dazzling folks. So either way, Zander becomes a Vampire which is just a bit at odds with his birth-role of being the mediator between his people and The Maker. Meanwhile the witch is watching him, making no attempt to hide from him and even "getting to know him" once he becomes a vampire, taking cruel delight at the knowledge of his ignorance. Once a vampire, Zander sinks even further into the "dark and brooding" nature that he already had because of the witch, letting him blend in perfectly with the rest of the Dracula household. That is, Count Dracula, his wife, their two older sons their younger daughter, and Dracula's two sisters. After being enrolled in the local high school, Transylvania High, (and yes, I am going to be that cliche) where Dwana, the young American Vampress I mentioned earlier, mysteriously transferred as soon as Zander started attending, he falls for Zaria, the daughter of the head Japanese vampire. (For those of you who don't understand the controversy of him falling for her, Japanese vampires, especially in anime and manga, are typically more happy and light than their European counterparts. As evidenced by Zaria's name which means sunrise. So as dark and brooding as Zander is, Zaria is that light and happy. The rest of his story revolves around Zander exploring the hidden magic in our world, easier for him for reasons previously stated, *cough cough* magic Son of Braun *cough cough* and eventually having the witch give him his memories back at the most inopportune moment (to be decided at a later date) and saving the day with honor and love. Yippee. Yeah, the ending needs some work. So anywho, the problem here is basically, is it going to just traumatized the entire family line if I let one be a vampire? And if I do let this happen, which I really want to, how do I make it clear that while we are working with our own time here, by vampire I mean in the most explicit terms Dracula NOT Cullen? I'd appreciate some input even if it is a "What in the world are you talking about, child?!? Bless your heart..." Sort of thing. ;)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Trying to figure out genealogies.

So, I know that Michael Andrew lived in the 1920s-ish, and I know his father and grandfather and son's names, but there I've hit a bump. I THINK that Andrew Aron's son will be Aron Zander, but it might be a little too weird. Okay. I haven't made any sense thus far so I'll start over. Braun was the Cron who brought the Crons back to The Maker. Therefore his line was blessed and ensured. Braun had one son, his son had one son, and so forth. Each son has his father's name before his name to show exactly who he is. For instance, Samuel Michael, Michael Andrew, Andrew Aron, and Aron Zander. And I'm trying to figure out more generations. I think Zander is the one who would be alive in this time period, the only problem with that is his storyline which I will ramble about in another post. Anyway, I basically have a teeny tiny gap that stretches from the time of Christ to about the time of the American War for Independence. Probably a bit later since I'm counting backwards from Andrew, but Crons live longer than we do so there's that. Woah. Rambling feels good! I hope you enjoyed being confused. Tune in next point-in-time-when-I-post-something for the reason why I'm not sure if Zander is a Cron.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Stroke of rambling genius.

So, I came to the stupidly obvious realization a few seconds ago that I could use this thing to ramble on incessantly about my Crons!! *Happy space* because even though Mommy is sweet e bought to suffer through me explaining the intricacies of their land, she still can't help but yawn. My blog, on the other hand, has no choice! BWAHAHAHAHA! *ahem* Anyway... From now on I'll be posting anything from genealogies of the Sons of Braun, to weird possible story lines that I get from my dreams. Yeah...