Laurence of Dragon Fame Immortality Halloween Craft Spider Milk Jug

Dragons, Elves, and Hut Dwellers

We’ve been discussing ‘The Lone Hero.’ The main character in this series is Einarr, an immortal being who can choose to travel to other planets in a mortal form. His first mission was to the dragon planet Aberforth. He and his half-father the dragon Zavat worked to end the war between dragons.

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Einarr has accepted several other missions and centuries have passed on Earth. Now the dragons need his help again and he’ll be paired with Zavat once more.

The time is 13th century Earth. It’s a time of great upheaval, of knights, and when a church comes into great power. The church now demands that all dragons be slaughtered and anyone practicing pagan rituals be put to death.

The dragons are leaving Earth through portals that connect to Aberforth, but many don’t make it.

Einarr chooses to accept this mission and so he is sent to Earth where he is born mortal and named Laurence Di Draco.



The Middle Ages, The Void, Knights, and Dragons


Einarr arrived at a flowery meadow where birds chirped gaily and a gentle wind stirred the high grasses. Apollo stood with four High Council members. When Einarr approached, they greeted him with nods.

“You’ve been requested for an unusual mission on Earth,” explained Apollo.

Einarr waited for more of an explanation. He already knew he was headed to Earth soon, yet he’d never been ordered to a High Council for any reason.

Apollo continued, “Exceptional circumstances apply. Your task involves the rescue of dragons. This is a serious time on Earth when a new religion has formed, acquiring power and followers. Its leaders serve death to all who don’t convert and the end of dragons. They label them evil when in reality this new religion is threatened by the dragons’ eminence.”

Einarr rubbed his chin. This explained what he suspected. “I sensed a problem with the dragons on Earth and I’ve felt troubled, but I didn’t expect to work with dragons again. No wonder mi patér has been on my mind. Of course I accept.”

One of the Council indicated for Apollo to clarify further. “Two events were possible. Since those in mortal form alter their course at any given time, we waited to see which way the wheel turned. It continues to involve a massive extinction.” Apollo paused to study Einarr’s reaction, but Einarr remained calm.

Apollo continued. “If you select not to fulfill your destiny, Lord Zavat has asked approval to insert a limited amount of prior memories into you in the future. Understand the significance. Although rarely allowed, we’re considering his request. When you realize who you were, Lord Zavat’s mark will take shape on your shoulder as it did on Aberforth. This will help convince the dragons to follow you. Lord Zavat will meet you later at the gates.”

Is it possible? thought Einarr.

Apollo smiled. “Yes, you’ll work with your dragon father again.”

Einarr hadn’t expected this, but he’d be happy for such an assignment. “I understand and will fulfill my duty.”

“It’s easy to accept here, but when you no longer recall your former existence, your emotions may cause dire consequences.”

“I won’t fail, I assure you.”

“You are the Lone Hero and willful, although stubborn, and so you’ve been chosen above other dragon companions.”


(What do you think will happen? Will Zavat have to force Einarr’s memories from Aberforth or will Einarr accept working with dragons again?)


Laurence of Dragon Fame is soon to be released.

Halloween Craft Spider Milk Jug

Halloween is almost here, so here’s a simple, easy craft:



Milk Jug Spider Treat Container Craft for Kids

Place treats in this scary milk jug spider and your visitors will have a fun time trying to retrieve them.

What you will need: Empty plastic milk jug, craft foam, large googly eyes, newspaper, hot melt glue, black duck tape, black acrylic paint or black spray paint, tape, and wire or pipe cleaners.

How to make:

  1. Wash and dry the plastic milk jug. Cut a line from side to side at the top of the jug about one inch below where the jug starts to form the top of the jug as shown in the picture.
  2. Cut a one-inch section from the handle so that the top of the jug can be bent back and the mouth opened. Tape the remaining handle together so that the mouth stays open.
  3. To make the legs place two pieces of newspaper together and line them up. Roll the two pieces into a tube starting from one corner and go to the corner diagonally from the one you start with. Tape the roll in the center and then fold it in half and cut it. Make eight legs altogether. Glue the legs to the milk jug. If you are using acrylic paint, you must glue the legs to the jug before you paint it. If you glue them to the paint they will just pull the paint off the jug and fall off. If you use spray paint, you can paint the jug first.
  4. Paint the entire jug and the legs black.
  5. Cut fangs from craft foam and glue them to the top of the mouth. To finish glue on googly eyes. Place treats in the spider’s mouth.


Sweet and simple.

Love, honor, and respect to all.


Life With Dragons Halloween Bat Paper Roll Craft Tutorial and Giveaway

Life With Dragons

Last time’s excerpt was about the birth of Einarr on the dragon homeworld of Aberforth. The dragons are at war and the Feohtere dragons are attacking the hut dwellers. Einarr’s father, Ennien is the companion to Zavat, a fierce dragon who fights against the Feohteres.

Einarr and his parents leave their small village and wander through the forest. Ennien has done this to protect Einarr. Einarr’s been prophesied to be the one to end the dragon war, but along the way both his father and mother are killed by dragons leaving Einarr at 13 years old to fend for himself.

The years pass and he meets a girl and falls in love, but her fate is no better than his parents. Einarr is now an adult and Zavat is finally able to track him. Zavat comes to rescue Einarr, but Einarr has no love for any dragon.

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Einarr meets Zavat:

Einarr sat amongst the carnage, lost in thought, his muscles tight, his left arm aching bitterly. The day was quickly closing but he refused to leave, not just yet. The image of the terrified Harulis carried off by her attacker haunted him along with the crunching and her two pieces tumbling. She sacrificed herself for a loathsome dragon. Why?


Einarr stopped nursing his wounds, stood up and looked around.

“Einarr, I approach.”

“Who speaks to me?” He heard a whooshing from overhead and looked to the sky. Something large was approaching from the west. He focused his attention in that direction and drew his sword. “You wish to challenge me? Why not? What’s one more? Show yourself.”

A black dragon of enormous size came into view. Einarr strode into a clearing and prepared to defend himself. Once it landed, without a moment’s hesitation, Einarr attacked and the dragon calmly flicked him aside. Einarr got up and hurtled towards it. It seized Einarr’s sword and crumpled it in its clawed paw but didn’t retaliate.

Einarr drew his knife. “I don’t ever surrender. I’ve finished off many of your kind with just this weapon.”

“With that piddly rock? Try if you must.” The dragon acted disinterested and stretched out a forepaw comfortably along the ground. It watched Einarr’s every step and Einarr noticed its slanted citrine eyes.

“You!” he whispered. He scowled at his father’s master. “I’ve wanted to find you.” Einarr half-circled his prey back and forth, tossing the knife from hand to hand, studying his enemy. He’d waited a long time for his revenge and he planned on savoring it.

“How much longer?” It yawned and nestled in the dirt.

“Arrrggghhhh,” yelled Einarr. He faked for its left eye then stabbed at the right. The dragon swatted Einarr as though he were nothing more than a pesky insect. Einarr skidded and landed on his back. His head smacked the earth hard.

“I’ve noticed that you use that technique too many times. Perhaps I should inform you that I teach combat tactics and that I’m older than most with a wealth of experience in war. We could play this game all day but we haven’t much time and frankly, you’re boring me.”

“I will avenge my family and Harulis,” yelled Einarr, frustrated that the dragon refused to fight.

“Not with that toy and we’ll have no more deaths today.”

Einarr scoffed. “I don’t obey you. I’ll take your life and today,” He lunged again.

In one fluid act, the dragon snatched Einarr’s knife and held Einarr down with his other paw. “Heh heh heh, okay, I’ll admit I enjoyed that ploy. I’m quick, don’t you think?”

“Let me up!” demanded Einarr.

“Promise you’ll behave.”

“I swear I’ll slay you, demon.”

“Name calling? Is that to wound me? Okay, I’ll play along. Ow, that pierced straight through me. I feel my life slipping away.” It grasped dramatically at its heart. “Please, no more, I beg you.”

“You’re obnoxious. Why tease me? Do you wish for a quick death?”

The dragon settled deeper and purposely squeezed Einarr’s sides.

“Oomph. Stop that. Oomph. I said stop that. Alright, I’ll hear your lies then I’ll enjoy executing you.”

The dragon released him, flicking him forward, and slid his knife to him. “You won’t be using that, er, weapon, will you? I have tough scales and not enough patience to wait for such a long tedious ending while you whittle away repeatedly at me.”

Einarr sat across from it. “I can’t figure out why I’d allow this. I don’t talk to idiots like you, but I’ll let you speak your last words.”

The dragon contemplated Einarr, thrumming his talons upon the Earth.

“Don’t stare at me,” demanded Einarr.

“Why not?” asked the dragon, surprised. He crossed his front arms and tapped the earth with a thick front digit.

“You’ll hypnotize me.”

It roared with laughter. “A child’s fable. Do you feel different?”


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Halloween Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft Tutorial

Today’s craft is one that you and your children can enjoy making together. Here’s the website:

Toilet Paper Roll Bats

It’s a simple craft. Basically, you’re going to paint empty toilet paper rolls black, add wings, and glue on squiggly eyes. Do visit the site for the full instructions.

I’m thinking these would be great along a hallway or in branches or along your outdoor wall, especially if you use neon squiggly eyes.

It may be simple enough for kids, but I’m planning to make some for my hallway.


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