What's New at The Olde Phoenix Inn
04-12-11 Two new stories. " The Life Aware" a piece from 2009 that I never got around to posting. And "The Little Foxes", my first Tim Kirk story in a good long while. Both are found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page of course.
Work continues on the Epiphany Trek Rebuild. Work was halted for a while while I worked on other projects. Sadly I have many irons im the fire and only one of me, so in order for something to get done all else most be ignored. "The Eagle's Spawn" is the latest story to get the reedit treatment. I am continuing more or less down the page as I go. New things are being posted in the new format.
There is a Harry Roberts Story in the wings. Normally I don't tease but the tale is finished. It simply requires the usually editing passes.
02-09-11 The Epiphany Trek pages are undergoing some redesign and change. The majority of the changes will be on the Stories page itself. As I finish the story re-edit and Richard feeds me new e-reader files the changes will march down the page. For a while it will be a "pardon our dust" look as I switch from one style to another. New graphics, type faces and I hope a larger cleaner look over all. The Epiphany Trek pages were designed around 800x600 graphic resolutions, some 8+ years ago and are long overdue an update. I have not forgotten mobile devices, but unless someone tells me it is needed, I see no reason to have a mobile specific page.
02-02-11 I have begun a project with Richard Merk of the TrekCreative Mailing list. He made the offer to convert stories into files that e-readers such as the Kindle and the Nook use. I am open to new ways to read my stories so I agreed. In preparation all my work is getting another editing pass. This can only improve things. The file types will be .ePub and .mobi. Due to a rather short sighted web host they will be in .zip wrappers so you can download them.
Evidence of the work will be seen on the Epiphany Trek Stories page as it is finished. As of this writing Epiphany, A Romulan Way and The Word of the Builders are finished. The work is on going and I don't have a completion date. Check back regularly for more files.
12- 29-10 I'm giving the Star Trek sections a little love today. I've been going over old e-mail looking for profiles that have never made the web page. I found a few as well. The Star Trek Groups have gained a few old items that had slipped betwee the cracks. Included are.
12-9-10 Where do I start.... Three Jerry Short Shorts. The Center Seat, In a Bar, Heirloom Found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page under The Jerry LaSaille Shorts. Four new short shorts in the "Other Short Shorts" Castaway, Old Wounds, The Big red Reset, Profit. And "Tales of Starbase 600" we have, Discussion, Reality is the Agreed on Delusion, The Wandering Jew, and End of the Shift. But wait there's more! I also have a new ships. It is splashed all over. The Tigris class science cruiser can be found in the the Shipyard, the 3xx graphic and Ane starship Development.. Also The Ane Ship in Starfleet as well. I've corrected and rectified the dates between the development graphic and the page.
10-17-10 Fiction added to The Greyhawke Campaign page as well as a few minor visual improvments to the page itself. The Battle by Garry Stahl -- Shandis the Leoman faces the greatest battle of his life.
09-07-10 Minor changes to the "Generating Books" page. A little more information on book sizes. (Be careful how you fold your sheep). Also a sample of an in-game newspaper. Both are found on The Greyhawke Campaign page.
08-25-10 More flat models in the Shipyard. USS Improbible Basking Ray scout from the Ane, and three ships from three other Groups. The Mimor Zadekstyk -- A battleship of the Nadrízený Empire, Gyors Vedo -- A battleship of the Joemberek Hegemony, and "Bugcrusher" a Toniera battlewagon. Now that my skills are back up to a level I am catching up on the backlog.
Busy, busy. This is part two of the 25th. A slight rework of the Star Trek Files page. I moved The Ane Ship in Starfleet out to the front instead of being buried near the bottom of the Ane Confederation page. I also have added a couple of ships to that page.
08-20-10 I have finally increased my skills with the GIMP to the point I can do flat models again. It was a long hard road. So, there are new graphics in the Shipyard. Trantorian ships from the Starbase 600 game, the various Builder class stations, and a revamp of the 1 pixel to 100 meter graphic.
07-06-10 I put the link to Jay P. Hialey's page back on the main page. (Sorry Jay) I added the Atlas of Law to the The Greyhawke Campaign page.
07-03-9 Busy busy. Big updates to the The Greyhawke Campaign page. The Magic chapter tn the MD&D 2.8 manual. The Character Record 4, a new character sheet. The Magician spells are now listed as well. I've also done a bit of reorganization and pushed older material off the main page.
05-25-09 New Fiction from me! Not only do I have a short short Surprise in the Jerry LaSaille shorts, but I have a whole Jerry story After the Voyage What happens around the principle characters in Star Trek IV; The Voyage Home? A peek at things behind the scenes, mainly from the PoV of Jerry LaSaille. As usual both are found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page. Yes, four tales are missing from the Jerry Shorts. All were rolled into the new story along with at least as much new material. Those four along with Over Drinks, which never got posted here and was the catalyst to the whole.
05-15-09 New fiction from Susan. Ancient Voices By Susan Stahl Orqina and her fellow seekers of knowledge dig in the dust of Qon'oS for whispers from the past. What whispers they find are far more active than they could ever expect, or even dream. . Found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page
03-03-09 I have a couple of new short shorts. Transfer, added to the Jerry LaSaille shorts and Freedom added to the Other Stories shorts. Both are found in the Epiphany Trek Stories page. I am writing, if in a some what scatter shot manner. A great deal of RPG matieral is getting done. The Trek suffers when that happoens.
I have also been working on the The Greyhawke Campaign page. My MD&D 2.8 book is coming together bit by bit. While I am doing corrections and revisions, Chapters 1-6 are finished as well as Chapter 9. I have also added Appendixes A and B , Other Races and Other Classes. I need that bigger binder. My book size is exceeding my ability to bind it.
01-22-09 First update of the new year. This is to the The Greyhawke Campaign page. A new essay; Out of the Box; the Conundrum of Alignment.
10-02.08 Yes, another new story. It has beena productive year. Reunion: Consul T'lur meets with figures from her past. Will matters come to an acceptable conclusion, or will old wounds be opened anew? This can be found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page. I have also added the short short Closure to the Jerry LaSaille shorts.
05-20-08 NEW STORY!! Yea, it's been long enough. Hail to the Valiant: A covert mission gone wrong starts Lt. Cmd. LaSaille and his shipmates on the USS Republic down a path they would rather not travel. This can be found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
It has been a while but other matters have kept me busy,
mainly the rewrite of Abba
an old standard in my D&D campaign. Sorry that will
posted where my players might find it.
09-05-07 I have added three new entries to my Cat Vacuuming, as well as an update to the Ovid listing.
I finally got the Lucased version
of "Word of the Builders" re-coded and ready to go. It can be found on
Trek Stories page.
04-27-07 I am officially making the Blogs part of the site. Currently the Live Journal has the most on it. However, the Word Press will be the permanent blog as it is part of the OPI site and the most under my control. It might take a while for me to get the hang of the style sheets, but it is good to learn, and the blog will replace this page once it is up to my standards.
Updates to the Pet
Page, more cute cat pictures and
a pig too! I have been doing general clean up and small
changes to the Epiphany Trek pages. Nothing you might notice
for the link colors.
Man what a
wasted month. I am about a half a month behind on sleep and
little creative is getting done. However, I do have some
for you. The Fossai and the NEEqik, new races have been added
Page. It's not much, but I am plugging.
Trek site has been hit by a
plagiarist. The offending site is Here
on FanFiction.net. I have informed the administrators of that website
than my work has been lifted wholesale, As of this posting they have
not shut it down. I'll give them till Monday to take action on my
"friendly" notice. Should that fail I'll follow the forms to give them
the unfriendly treatment.
01-17-07 Yes, it runs in bunches. More loud opinions. What is a Libertarian? is at Gadsden's Grumbles
It is also posted to my Live Journal. Ghodd help me I have one of those.
01-16-07 I haven't had much to say through the holidays. However I have gathered a few of my political rants and added them to Gadsden's Grumbles. Yes, I have opinions and loud opinions.
Thanksgiving, the forgotten holiday (at least by the nation's non-food
retailers) is rapidly approaching. I wish everyone the blessings of the
Season of Plenty, and may you be blessed with warmth and plenty for you
and your family.
11-17-06 Two weeks of work for this one. I have the profiles from Trek Creative up on my page. From brief to encyclopedic there they are. Races, worlds, people, groups, from those "current" to the Epiphany Trek story line to historical references or even simply noodles for possible story lines. They can be found on the Groups Page, which is in itself new.
I've been away a while for updates, but at long last I have a few at
06-20-06 New fiction by Susan Stahl on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
The Women's Song Torg lies dead. It falls to his youngest child, and a girl at that, to fight his last fight for Honor's sake.
ships in the Shipyard.
I have quite a few this time spread over the 2.xx and the 3.xx graphics.
Lastly is Ane Confederation Ship Development. All the Ane ships in one place. All the versions of the various classes as well. Enjoy!
05-12-06 An update of the USS Kongo NCC-10455 profile. New and better graphics of the ship itself. I never was happy with the old black and white line drawings. Those are now gone. Check that out as well as the other profiles on the Profiles Page.
05-05-06 New stuff on the Amiga Sanctuary page. Yes, it has been forever. I added a picture of the names inside the A1000 case to the Amiga 1000 page and updates to the state of the computers in general.
05-02-06 Yes, it's been a while again. However changes come when they do. A few more quotes in Gadsden's Grumbles. I am continuing to work on the updates. I think I have then done throughout. Doubtless I'll find a page I forgot.
02-27-06 The Tales of STB-600 Short short Ginnungagap has been added to the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
have updated and added to the Pet
Page. More pictures of the
Mombirds and the Kitty Boyz.
02-06-06 The rebuild continues bit by bit. I wouldn't mention it except that I have added new Flash Fiction Birthday and Imitating Art to the Jerry LaSaille Shorts Found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
FICTION! Susan writes again.
We have a new Harry Roberts short story Direction
would anyone go into Starfleet in the first place? A young Harry
Roberts is asked to make the toughest decision of his life.
- By: Susan Stahl. Found on the Epiphany
Trek Stories page.
01-24-06 What is new? You are looking at it. A new page format for The Olde Phoenix Inn at large. This will take a while as I develop themes for the various pages within the Inn, but the "page on page" look is the coming thing. The Star Trek Pages have already had a taste of things to come. All the Questing stories have a new background. (I don't know if that is final) and most of the Star Trek files have a new background. Okay, it isn't new content, but I think it looks nice.
01-20-06 Big news! New complete fiction. Breakthrough R-OC/PST: The Savanna has moldered at Builder Station for 25 years. The Ane have been rescuing people from Earth for nearly that time. El Nanth wants them dead, and life isn't easy. How will they survive? A Jerry LaSaille Story set in the last years of the 21st century. Found on the Epiphany Trek Stories page.
update of the year!
New Year! A little early but
this will likely be my last update of the year. Peace, Health, and
Happiness to each and every visitor to my site in the coming year.
of the Season on each and everyone that comes here.
08-19-2005 Yes, these come in strings. Two new religions, Coran the Oathkeeper and The Hospitalers of the Rose in addition to more new maps on The Greyhawke Campaign page.
new resource for The
Greyhawke Campaign page. We now
have a page of maps for the Dungeon Master to use. Right now there are
eleven, but more are in the queue.
07-21-2005 Big chages in the Shipyard Added to 1 meter to 1 pixel graphic.
07-20-2005 I've added a three-view of the Dolphin class in the "Blue" and "Fleet" builds. It is found on the Shipyard
been a while since the last update. Life does get in the way of
websites once in a while.
06-14-2005 Text files have been added to the Shipyard. A short blurb on each ship or object that appears. The titles are now the links.
more ships and a bit of flash fiction. "Card Night" has been added to The
Jerry LaSsille Shorts.That is
found on the Epiphany
Trek Stories page.
06-03-2005 More starship drawings. This time a host of little ships. Shuttle craft by the bunch. Also the SS Carbuncle, a "J" class free trader. These have been added to the 10 pixels to the Meter graphic in the Shipyard
haven't done much writing, not that anyone can tell. But, I have been
drawing. At the urging of Jay Hailey I introduce the 10 pixels to the
meter graphic to the Shipyard.
As of yet I don't have much to show. So far:
to the Shipyard
05-15-2005 Back to the Trek to prove that Trek is not dead. "Birth" is added to "Tales of Starbase 600" on the Epiphany Trek Stories page. Co-authored by myself and Jay P. Hailey.
05-12-2005 Hey I can do more than Trek. Remember MD&D 2.8? Well here is Chapter Four: Character Classes, and the revised Character Sheet. Each in PDF format for the full effect. Both can be found on The Greyhawke Campaign page.
more flat models still. With the MD&D manual 2.8 eating my
brain the website is getting short shift. However I took today to
finish the Bat'leth and do the requested Mammoth.Found in the Shipyard
flat models for the Epiphany Trek Shipyard,
04-25-2005 I have added Rebirth to the Tales of Starbase 600 stories found on Epiphany Trek stories page.
new ships in the Epiphany Trek Shipyard,
to coincide with the reposting of Collateral Damage.
04-07-2005 More Jerry Short Updates. I added "The Bet" and a title menu to the ever larger document. The RTF file is updated as well.
new pieces of flash fiction with the LaSailles.
They can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page.
new ships in the Shipyard,
again from the STB-600 game.
have added my picture to the main
page and updated my picture
within the trekcreative
mailing list page. You have been
03-20-2005 The Michigan Munchie Miafa Cookbook! A blast from the fanish past! This 1984 effort is presented from the fans of the Stilyagi Air and Pressure Corp, Ann Arbor Michigan. Credit to each within the book. See how we did things before everyone had these computer thingys. This is found on the Olde Phoenix Inn Main Page.
03-12-2005 Once more friends, into the graphics program! One more for the Shipyard. This time it is Nakoo sublight invasion ship, to be found in the 10 meter graphic. Jay will know this as the "mega-bogey". That one took as long as all the others I've done in the last two days.
03-11-2005 Yea, two in one day!! More Epiphany Trek ships delving into the STB-600 game. I am having too much fun. Check out the Shipyard. I open a second buffer to fill with ships keeping the theme from the first.
03-11-2005 New ships for the Shipyard.
This will likely be the complete run for this graphic. I might have enough space to stick one more ship, but it would have to be small and it would be tight. I am starting the second buffer as I write.
03-08-2005 I have posted two short-short scenes featuring James Timothy Kirk that originally appeared in the Trekcreative forum. They can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page. This is the second set of these flash fiction pieces I have posted. While I don't consider them "real" stories, they do have something to say about the characters, and they keep the writing wheels greased.
is a date to remember. In any case.... I have added additional stories
to The Jerry LaSaile Shorts.
This can be found on the Epiphany
Trek stories page. I corrected
the order of one, added Audit
and Eulogy & Departure.
Even if you have read these have another look. The later ones are not
as they were first posted. I also brought the RTF of these stories up
02-25-05 The Shipyard Now has three-views of single ships as well as additional ships in the large views. For those that keep track:
Further updates are sprawled all over the Trek pages.
New Trek Fiction. The Jerry LaSaille story Collateral
Damage is now on-line at the Epiphany
Trek Stories page.
02-01-2005 Old and New has been added to the short-short scenes featuring Jerry LaSaille that originally appeared in the Trekcreative forum. They can be found on the Epiphany Trek stories page. Enjoy!
01-28-2005 Yes, when they come they come hot and heavy. Another update.I have added pictures and more links to Ship Classes in Epiphany Trek. There is also some revision to the text.
01-16-2005 New content, found in the Epiphany Trek Files. The Shipyard is a series of three pictures showing the comparative sizes of space-borne objects found in Epiphany Trek. I have been working on these for some time, and they are now ready for "live" release.
Happy New Year to each and every
one. No new content as of this posting. I did take down the Christmas
decorations. The Gift of the
Christ Child has been moved to
the Secret Garden as a permanent addition. It can be reached Here.