My newest fun project, this is the diary of Genevieve Mistbard as she goes to horse riding summer camp at Moorland on the island of Jorvik in the game Star Stable Online, the MMO horse riding game from the folks over in Sweden. We are going to blog journal entries for the characters, marking the horses we buy, the items we get, and…modify the story a little, since it’s set up around one character and we want to do it together. This is a work of fan fiction, and obviously no copyright infringement is intended.
More on the game. Players can ride their own horse through a virtual world, customize their character and gear, buy new horses, compete in races and complete in hundreds of quests to earn money, experience and advance the story. The game is free to play until level five with limited access to the world. Then for a reasonable one time fee (or I guess a subscription rate, but I’d rather just put all the money down at once), and given the sheer amount of hours you can put into this game, it is extremely reasonable, you can become a Star Rider and the rest of the world and the story advances for you.
The little intro/prelude:
A legend says that the island of Jorvik was a desolate rock in a dark, cold sea until a star fell from the sky. A faint glow rose from the crater and from it came a girl on a horse. She rode gracefully over the water’s surface which calmed down. In her right hand she carried a light. The girl and her horse reached the desolate island and put the light down in the center of it. Immediately, life started spreading everywhere and the once cold and dark place transformed into an island of warmth and light.
The island of Jorvik has always nurtured a close bond to its horses and some say they are the very sould of the land. You’ve come to Jorvik to spend the summer at Moorland Stable, where you’ll be working and taking care of a horse of your own. After the summer is over, you may be accepted at the Jorvik Hippological Institute, which means staying on the island and starting a life there; a life filled with horses and adventure.
The legend of Jorvik says that in times of much despair and darkness a girl will once again appear on horseback to bring light and hope to what seems to be lost. Are you that girl?
Now, about my character. Hover over the Star Stables Diaries on the menu, and Misty’s Bio will pop up, along with the Diary Entries for the actual entries. For the rules of the series and some helpful links, whether you are interested in the game or doing a diary of your own, check out the Diary Rulez.
Oh, you want to find a specific entry but not go slugging through the archive? Yeah, probably a good idea… Here you go!
Day 1: Too shy for my own good [Part 1] [Part 2]
Day 2: I had better not end up haunted… [Part 1] [Part 2]
Day 3: What is this feeling…? [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
Day 4: Jumping at last! [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
Day 5: More Ghost Talk, EEP! [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
Day 6: Everything goes from bad to worse… [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Day 7: Oh bring back my Linda to me… [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Day 8: Not a good day for feet or knees [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4]
Day 9: Poker Face [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3]
Day 10: A Holiday (except for the shopping) [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5]