I know it's been a few months now and people are probably sick of talking about Bal'met, but I wanted to write a piece about the whole thing anyway - just to commemorate the largest event Achaea has ever seen, and in part to give me a reason to experiment with a new form of storytelling that I've been wanting to try for a while.
I started this piece in early December, but I have a habit of losing motivation halfway and letting projects sit there for a long time before eventually mustering up enough resolve to continue. Trying to write about the final battle...ergh, that got me stuck for ages. I have literally only just finished writing the last part, so if it seems a little unpolished, that's why. I'll end up revising it later, but very tired right now!
I want to preface this by saying that this isn't meant to be a rewrite of the whole event - it's just meant to be an account of the event through the eyes of a Mhaldorian. For that reason, I haven't gone into overmuch detail about the fighting parts and whatnot, choosing to leave that to the event posts - since a real journal entry wouldn't describe every hack and slash in detail (well, not mine, anyway). I thought it might be interesting for others to know what went on on the Mhaldorian end, since (I don't think, but I hope) none of this is sensitive information any more. I'll edit it out if any is found, anyway. Of course, this is an OOC forum, so please don't be taking any information you might get from this story IC. I also thought it could be a good starting point for people who just came back to get an idea of what happened, since it's all in one (very long) file. If they can ignore the deliberately skewed perspective!
Um...by the time I'd finished writing this, I couldn't be bothered to change the names any more as there were simply too many - most people already have an idea of who's who in my stories now anyway. Though my stories are usually 80% real 20% fiction, I'd say this one is by and large 90% real.
Okay, I've run out of things to ramble about. Before anyone asks, no, I haven't decided if this is going to be a Bardic entry, but just posting it here for people to enjoy in case I decide not to.
Warning: Very very long. Super long. Don't read unless have a lot of patience/time. Yes, I will be revising it obsessively again and again in the next few days, but not right now as I've stared at it for far too long already. I am never going to be a novel writer <_<
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