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Holts / Re: Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: May 30, 2020, 04:22:29 AM »
We've been on a loooooong hiatus, but it looks like we'll be back in some form of action soon :)

Holts / Re: Beacon Call Holt
« on: May 30, 2020, 04:06:01 AM »
It's been literal years, but a few of us are getting back into the rp-ing in Beacon Call :) Forum link is still the same.

Holts / Re: Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: June 08, 2018, 02:19:52 PM »
Website has referrer checks (and needs JavaScript).
Just mentioning in case people don't send referrers.
(If you don't know what a referrer is you probably won't have problems seeing the site.)

Sofia, you might also want to emphasize the link to your forums a little more.
Oh boy, clearly I forgot I don't get notifications from this forum and haven't logged in here in far too long (long enough to miss a reply just a day after I posted, so sorry!)

The website is not the best, I freely admit that. I made it, and I'm not that great with website making. It's mostly to have somewhere to gather info from the RPG in a somewhat more orderly fashion than the forum. Thanks for the suggestion about the forum link, jaRf. Hope the forum link is more visible now.

Holts / Re: Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: October 14, 2017, 01:37:20 PM »
Just popping in to bump this thread because this holt may be slow, but it's still alive and kicking - and because we have a new website address. Link above has been updated!

Holts / Re: Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: September 05, 2015, 07:09:35 AM »
The Holt info and "Story So Far" have been updated.

Holts / Re: Beacon Call Holt
« on: September 05, 2015, 06:59:44 AM »
Updated the information on our Holt a little!

Holts / Re: Beacon Call Holt
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:14:56 AM »
Holt still alive and kicking! We currently have 11 members and 15 elves, but more are always welcome :)

Holts / Re: Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:00:16 AM »
I've made some small additions to "The Story So Far". Holt still alive and kicking :)

Holts / Re: Holt Status Survey - Active, Inactive, etc. - April 2014
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:30:58 PM »
The link to Survivors of a Lost Holt seems to have suffered a small coding mishap :)

Also, would it be possible to link both to our Holt's forum and our website? Most info is currently on the website, even though the game itself of course takes place on the forum.

Holts / Beacon Call Holt
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:20:47 PM »

Do you have an elf, but no Holt to put them in? Then come join us!

Beacon Call Holt is a place where a malfunctioning safety device from a long since shattered Palace teleports in elves from all kinds of place (and dimensions). So bring your elf for some fun culture chocks and friendships forged through survival!

All we ask is that elf characters are kept in the style of Elfquest. We're all for animal-blooded elves not seen in canon (e.g. we have one maned wolf-blood, two lynx-bloods, etc.), but please don't ask for magic that's not on our magic list or bring in an elf who looks like the Hulk ;)

Here's a quick overview of helpful posts to read.

We have 0 participation demands! Come and go as you please - we roleplay for fun and don't want the games to be a source of stress for anyone.

All our information and roleplaying can be found on our forum.

PS. For those who want their elves to see a few familiar faces when they appear in the Holt, many of our members have left their characters' old tribes open for character creation!

Holts / Re: Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: April 07, 2014, 01:17:42 PM »
The Story So Far

The Tall Tree Holt was a peaceful home of elves for several generation that sadly is no more. The elves there found a stone, fallen from the sky, they believed to be magical and brought it back to the Holt. Inventive as they were they named it "The Stone from the Sky".

The nearby trolls, allies who'd begun to distrust the elves as more and more magic users were born, were none too happy about this. Combined with the quite recent birth of the tribe's first Metal-Shaper, this was the last straw for the trolls. When they couldn't trade for the Stone they broke all contact with the elves and retreated into their mountain.

They didn't stay there for long though. One evening, just before sunset, they attacked the Holt. Many elves lost their lives and many magic users were captured, taken into slavery by the trolls. But some managed to escape. They were the revenge hungry Bloodmane; the soul siblings Branchwalker and Dawngazer; Brighteyes, son of the dead chief; the brothers Childwolf and Lizardstalker; the sisters Cloudbird and Eveningsky; Eclipse, the loner; the huntress Silvereyes and her father Greyspear, an elder who was very close to the chief; Squirrel with her two children Quicksand and Redstreak.

A mere third of the once large Holt, wolves and all.

With escape and search for safety as their main goal they fled the Holt, which had been set aflame by the trolls. Greyspear, as the eldest, took the lead, Brighteyes being far too young to take on the role of chief. Both luck and misfortune followed them. They met a wanderer named Riv, a youth with a somewhat violent attitude. They also found more of the kin; One-Edge and Longsong, a Recognized pair grieving over the loss of their young son. Young Eveninglight also proved to still be alive and free.

But the trolls hadn't given up. A small scouting party caught up with the survivors. Some elves were injured in the resulting brawl, but all are believed to have escaped alive. After the ambush the elves were split up. Brighteyes, Cloudbird, Eclipse, Greyspear, Eveninglight, Eveningsky, Redstreak and Squirrel were nowhere to be found. Wounded and exhausted the survivors could do nothing but hide from the trolls and grieve once more. Some joy was found in the appearance of a new wanderer, Sunsleaf.

Then came the question: what do we do now?

Dawngazer and Longsong, inspired by the newcomers, remembered old stories of a group of bird-blooded elves that once were part of the Tall Tree Holt.

therefore suggested to seek out other elves and ask for assistance and to be especially eyes-high for the bird-bloods. Old family was still family - the could possibly be more inclined to help and there was that half forgotten ledgend of them possessing a powerful magical object...

Thus the group set out onto the Plains. There they finally found some decent prey: longrunners (horses). After another moon on the run they met two more strangers, BrightStar and ClearIce, two brothers from much colder lands.

They offered to share their shelter and although hesitant at first the survivors accepted. After Dawngazer explained to them how the Tall Tree Holt had burned, BrightStar and ClearIce asked to join them.

Although the first day at the shelter started out somewhat tense, the mood lightened after a while. Even the bonds, different as they were, came to some sort of agreement of peace.

The next night, refreshed from sleeping in warm furs and sheltered from the harsh winds of the plains, the survivors split up to get more food, as well as tools. Bloodmane and Sunsleaf took it upon themselves to gather useful herbs and something to make baskets of. ClearIce went fishing. The rest of the group went hunting for more longrunners.

One-Edge and Childwolf, because of their injuries, stayed in the shelter together with Longsong and the newly recovered Treebreeze to watch the cubs.

The hunters found a herd of longrunners. Everything seemed to be going fine, but panic suddenly broke out among the prey, as if they were being chased by something.

Not wanting to lose their prey the hunters still tried to take down as many longrunners as they could, while avoiding being trampled. Still, Riv ended up with a longrunner falling on him, BrightStar broke a few ribs and Eveninglight fell into a deep hole in the ground - a trap made to capture longrunners.

Meanwhile, back at the shelter, Bloodmane and Sunsleaf return to hear quite a story from the cubsitters. Not long after the others had left Longsong had begun telling the cubs a story. Just about halfway through a sound of stone hitting stone and two hurried footsteps could be heard outside. But only two.

They got no reply to their sendings. One-Edge went outside to get a closer look, finding a small, blue crystal obviously shaped by magic, as well as the scent of an unknown elf. One-Edge gave the crystal to Longsong for safe-keeping and went to follow the tracks of the stranger.

Back with the hunters, what had scared the longrunners proved to be other elves. A hunting party from The Children of the Oaks had been after the same herd as the survivors and the resulting chaos made an enemy out of the strangers' hunt leader, Claw.

After some hesitation and injuries the survivors accepted the strangers' offer to follow them back to their big camp - a gathering of all the Children's small tribes, called 'Branches' for a huge celebration they called the New Turn Feast.

In their hunting camp the survivors found Eclipse, who seemed quite at home with the Children and greeted his tribe mates with lukewarm interest.

The Feast was unlike anything the survivors had seen before in their lives. So many elves in the same place, so much noise and music and a to top it off, a huge bonfire in the middle. Some were overwhelmed, others delighted.

The Children of the Oaks proved to be friendly and fairly used to visiting elves...excepted none of them had ever heard of a bond-friend before. This resulted in some supicion and one crisis, when the pack's leading female wolf Softpaws decided to give birth in one of the food storage tents.

Other happy surprises were also in store. First Haze and Redstreak found their way back, half starved and thristy. Greyspear and Squirrel caught up with their kin, together with the stranger Sureshot. Soon after them Gale, who hadn't been seen since the first troll attack, also proved to be alive and kicking.

The reunion wasn't all good though. Sureshot appearantly came from the same tribe as Sunsleaf and she wasn't at all pleased to see him.

Around the same time the Children of the Oaks found out about the survivors actually sharing blood with their wolves, which got a mixed reception so serious it ended in a challenge among the Children's chiefs! Sadly for the survivors, the First Chief Keensight had to step down, leaving Palepelt in charge - an elf not in favor of mixing elf and animal.

Worse yet, the Child of the Oaks Claw challenged the leaderless survivors for rule over them. She lost the challenge, but other Children of the Oaks have meanwhile attacked the wolf Softpaws who has newborn cubs.

As if that wasn't bad enough, a High One like elf appeared in the middle of the camp, only to vanish again after having flamed the conflict between the pureblooded and wolf-blooded elves. That elf's departure was followed by a lot of the Children of the Oaks starting to act strange. Strange to the point of mindlessly attacking all the wolf-blooded elves they could get their hands on. All our elves can do now is flee!

Summary last updated: 5th of September 2015 (yes, this is in need of updating - more recent update can be found on our website)
Blue = Has a player
Green = Adoptable!
Black = Non-Player Character

Holts / Survivors of a Lost Holt
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:54:02 PM »

We're a Holt that has been around since 2004 and we're still alive and kicking! We don't have any participation demands, so our activity goes up and down :) We've been on a hiatus for a few years now, but it looks like we'll be back in active mode soon.

The above banner leads you to our forum. We have a website too, but we're discontinuing it, so all info is currently being move to the forum.

This Holt focuses on the remains of a Wolfrider tribe (formerly called Tall Tree Holt), who are fleeing from an attack by the trolls that live next to their old Holt. During their travels they've run across a few other elves who've joined the group.

Our elves' goal? To survive, to free their kin who were captures by the trolls and hopefully to find a new Holt to call their own.

Writers' Gallery / Re: Sofia's assorted stories
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:47:51 PM »
Updated with lates Elfquest fics by me. Hoping to get something new written soon.

Holts / Re: Holt Status Survey - Active, Inactive, etc. - March 2011
« on: June 26, 2012, 04:56:58 AM »
Copy-pasting from Scrolls of Color, in case this is the active thread:

Mirrors' Lake Holt: ACTIVE (click the picture).

Starpool Holt: ON HIATUS (the website is slowly but surely updating and the forum is back up.)

Survivors of a Lost Holt: ACTIVE

The Self-Elf Holt: CLOSED

Three Moons Holt: ACTIVE

Writers' Gallery / Sofia's assorted stories
« on: December 28, 2010, 03:23:36 PM »
EDIT: Since the Holt I had posted a story from is no longer active, I've chosen to delete that story. Instead, here are some links to fics I've written in the Elfquest fandom:

Arrows and Plans
Strongbow, Skywise and Rayek have to work together to prevent disaster.
Warnings: canon-typical violence

Lightstep and Tam (WIP)
A forest fire set by humans forces the Wolfriders into the desert. They are led by Lightstep, blood of Ten Chiefs, and she is about to find more than she bargained for at the end of this flight.
Tags: Alternative Universe/Worldpool, Tribe Switch

Shuna has nightmares.
Warnings: implied/referenced child abuse

Short gift stories
Here's a mixed collection of short stories and drabbles I've written for people over on the official ElfQuest forum.

What Aroree Found (WIP)
Two elves lost, one pregnant, unused to forests and the animals that dwell there...
Tags: Alternative Universe/Worldpool, Tribe Switch

Willowgreen's Descent
How does the madness of a healer begin?
Warning: Mental health issues

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