Oxbrydl Oracles

A 14-post collection

Challenge #03436-I148: Found Home

A young teen comes up to Kevin, Ma, and the rest of the party and asks Kevin to please teach them how to use a bow and arrow. They live with their grandparents and want to help make life better for their poor family by providing more food. They would be honored if he would be willing to teach them. -- Anon Guest

Rex, Kevin's new baby brother, spent most of the journey riding someone else. In a backpack or sling, he was content to either nap or chatter the hours away. In all other things, he was a normal, four-year-old boy.

In the act of bagging some partridge, they met Mitch Millerson. He had a very pathetic bag of nuts, berries, and the healthier mushrooms to eat. He popped out of some other underbrush all agog. "Wow! Can you teach me to shoot like that?"

For the first time in his life, Kevin was a wonder and not a worry. "It'll take some good time. And you'll need a bow you can draw."

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Challenge #03434-I146: Born Again Gormlessness

They find a necromancer willing to make a new body for the poor idiot. But the person will lose all their magic and have to learn everything back from square one. Maybe learn better manners and respect as well.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03245-h336-2020-hindsight -- Anon Guest

"I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll need a holiday after this. I'm getting old and creaky."

Yngvar, barely visible under a newly-invented Helm of Obviousness, said, "How long do Kobolds

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Challenge #03430-I142: The Raveled Sleeve of Care

What if the Lich King of Ages.... is little more than a cursed child? A child whose own father, out of jealousy, greed, avarice, or just plain cruelty, cursed them? What if, all they really need, is to know kindness for once in their life?

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03336-i048-youve-been-mothered -- Anon Guest

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, they had fought their way to the innermost sanctum of the Lich King of Ages. Though 'fought' was an expansive word for

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Challenge #03419-I131: Passed With Flying Colours

"Don't bother the gods and they won't bother with you." She said. However, in back memory is one lost to both time and other things, is a time when she did see the inside of an old, run-down, temple as a little girl. She rescued what she thought was just an old person stuck in the rubble. They were deeply grateful for her kindness.

From - https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03353-i065-the-ravelld-threads-of-fate -- A New Guy

The building was old and falling

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Challenge #03418-I130: Look After Yourself

Ma scolds Wraithvine for making a very rare, for them, dangerous mistake. Fatigue can get to anyone. -- Lessons

It had been a long, long day of chaotic encounters in a Wild Magic Zone. Wraithvine, suitably frazzled and tired, had 'only' wanted to light hir pipe and smoke a little dandelion to calm hir nerves. Of such little things, big mistakes are made.

When ze came out of being an iron statue for a quarter of an hour, ze was face to

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Challenge #03413-I125: A Pinion'd Minion

Ma captures a merc who'd caught her to try to trap her son and the rest of the party. The leader of the flock of raven-folk, imagine the looks on Wraithvine's and the rest of their faces when she shows up with her new feathered friends.

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https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03351-i063-the-nature-of-mothers#@internutter/re-bkf-r88htb -- DaniAndShali

The Raven-folk were said to be cursed by the gods. They had the power of creation taken away from them. Less

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Challenge #03404-I116: A Palpable Hit

The very motley crew, with a woman who seemed to want to take everyone under her wing with a kind heart beneath that gruff exterior begins to enter the realm of danger. The "Old Fool" rather glad for the help with clothing gets helplessly damaged, and the ones that were once lonely, bereft of friends or family, find the warmth, even in facing a deadly foe, that comes with being loved.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03336-i048-youve-been-mothered -- Anon Guest

[AN: Also

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Challenge #03386-I098: Force Ma-jeure

"""So we just march in to the Undermountain and demand that the Lich King of Ages surrender?" / "Well, nobody's tried that before...""" It's one hell of a fight, no pun intended, and the King's forces learn, do NOT threaten youngsters, or adults for that matter, in front of the person's family, especially in front of the mother. There's a reason the nickname for such is "Mama Bear".

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03336-i048-youve-been-mothered -- Anon Guest

These people, Abundance decided, did not

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Challenge #03357-I069: Surprise Guest

In the middle of the night, a bandit, who had seen Kevin use his bow, slipped drugs into everyone's drinks then absconded with Kevin to try to force him to be their servant, even if it meant breaking him to do it. But, when you've friends like Kevin does, you learn quick that such a thing is a really bad idea.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03313-i025-cold-stone-inn -- Anon Guest

Yautto had been watching the hotbloods for some time, trying to find

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Challenge #03353-I065: The Ravell'd Threads of Fate

Wraithvine learns that Ma has the ability COMMAND. The power to order people to do things when done in a commanding tone of voice, and they seem completely unable to disobey.

From this: https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03305-i017-one-arrow-no-problems -- FightingFit

Wraithvine was drawing glowing runes in the air even as ze descended the stair, weaving hir memory of the event into the runes with the other hand. An Elf's natural grace saved hir from a far more ignominious descent. Kevin was

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Challenge #03351-I063: The Nature of Mothers

Ma Oxbrydl is separated from the others by a very arrogant warrior who intends to use her to lure her companions into a trap. But you know, never underestimate a woman who's skilled with knitting needles. -- Anon Guest

Her mouth felt like a century-old dovecote that had never been cleaned. Replete with the dead doves. Her head felt like the clapper of a bell. One of the big ones that had been ringing the hour in a clock tower. Her stomach

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Challenge #03336-I048: You've Been Mothered

More of Kevin's Mum and company, please. -- Anon Guest

Many Tieflings name themselves for what they want out of the world. As a starving child, he had named himself Abundance. It was what he valued most, and attained least. It was the change he wanted to write onto the world, and why he went following after a Druid to learn their ways. A little mistletoe can work wonders, perhaps miracles.

Abundance wanted that miracle now, subtly and not-so-subtly healing his leg

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Challenge #03313-I025: Cold Stone Inn

It's young Venin who points out the blunt obvious to these two adults, Kevin's got that bow that shoots those magic arrows, and the last time he experimented with it, he made the equivalent of a Hero's Feast. Did they forget as long as he's there with the bow, they'll never go hungry?


https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03185-h276-divine-intervention -- Anon Guest

The good berries were filling, for their tiny size. One argument resolved and bellies

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Challenge #03285-BONUS011: Old Quarry Time

Wraithvine decides to see just what this bow can do in Kevin's hands, and has him start shooting at targets in an old quarry. But carefully instructs him on what to concentrate the arrow doing when it hits. Ze's both impressed, and disturbed, and if ze were any other Elf, a little spooked, at the immense power that worthless little bow could have. But when anyone else drew the bow, not only would it not draw or bend, it was like trying

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