|The Mithril Circle|
Back in early 80's a pair of near siblings (brother and brother-in-law) decided to introduce the the Shadowlands to their friends. Before this, Andrew and Malcolm had dabbled with live gaming, but the story of ShadowGlade came alive that year.
The event was held in Berlin, CT on the Wilcox residence (Andrew's parents). The property consisted of four or so acres containing apple orchards, barns, gardens and a pool. The five heroes trudges across the fields, seeking clues and keys that would eventually bring them face to face with the Necromancer, Necronias. In the wee hours of the mourning they completed the trials and in doing so gave birth to a world that prevails today.
In the following years the Wilcox property saw many more Adventures (our term for Live Role-Playing). Each year the plots grew more in depth and the cast of characters grew and solidified. Glandryth was our hero, wielding the mighty blade Fragmer. His ally was Ranu the dog god who was trapped in the blade. Necronias was our arch enemy, a being more powerful in his own way than the gods. Thadun was his shapechanging demonic half brother. Melcynda who gave birth to the vile Necromancer became our savior. We meet humble spirits who would rise to become Gods in years to follow.
While adventures took place in the summers, the rest of the year the group played a variety of RGP's. AD&D was the most common with Champions and Amber following next. After a year or two of Adventures the pack of role players decided it was time to formalize their identity. Names were bantered about and after a single utterance one name held true. From then on we were the MITHRIL CIRCLE!
Over the years the group has run a magazine of creative fiction, held a number of Mystery Dinners (feasting, surpises and murder), run countless games, and helped probably every member move at least once. In time we moved the group too. From CT to Brattleboro, VT. There the Circle owns about two dozen acres and has use of 10 or so more. These 30 plus acres hold the town of FallenStar, which grew up after the destruction of ShadowGlade and Necronias.
The Necromancer's shadow still hangs over the world. And so the hero's of FallenStar strive each year to save that small sanctuary from the ever looming darkness.
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