DnD thought…

What if every race evolved from Orcs? What would the ramifications of that be?

Some of that would definitely have to be explained via magic or divine intervention. How would each of the PC races have developed if orcs were the progenitors?

Elves… this might be easily explained as some sort of fey-touched orc… that might be interesting in and of itself.

Humans… would have to be the next evolutionary step… Hmmmm… and what if Half-Orcs, instead of being a human/orc hybrid were the missing evolutionary link. 🙂

I’m not sure yet how to explain the other races… Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?

The Jewel

James Wright isn’t my favorite poet, but every once in a while I read one of his pieces and it really strikes a chord in me. The Jewel is one such poem. Here it is…

The Jewel
James Wright

There is this cave
In the air behind my body
That nobody is going to touch:
A cloister, a silence
Closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind,
My bones turn to dark emeralds.