ISSN 1555-8320

Kai Grand Sentinel


Friday, August 21, 2009

Call of Nature

We get the text of the Lone Wolf books by scanning them and running the images through OCR software that converts the images to text files. The software isn't perfect. Part of the reason it takes us so blasted long to publish the books is the effort required to pick up after the OCR program.

Sometimes these scanning errors are amusing. This time, LeRoy McSwain caught one that makes perfect sense, and we wanted to share this with you. Can you spot what's wrong?

You spur your horse to the gallop and steer him towards the palisade. The guards see you bearing down and one of them panics and pees.(Mydnight's Hero, Section 189)

We toyed briefly with the idea of pretending we never found it and leaving it in the book, but good sense (regrettably) prevailed.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Treat from Nate Furman

Nate Furman sent us a special treat. He says this sampler is what clinched the deal for him to illustrate The Plague Lords of Ruel for Mongoose. He wanted everyone to be able to enjoy it. (It won't be published with the Lone Wolf books because it has nothing to do with LW.)

[Copyright cop says: The rights to this image are retained by the artist. I has not been released under the Project Aon License.]

Frédéric Calendini Interviewed

Moon Books recently interviewed Frédéric Calendini, the creator of the LoneWolfDS project.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Buccaneers of Shadaki!

The legendary Moonstone was created by the god-like Shianti, whose presence upon Magnamund heralded the dawn of Humanity. It contains the might of all the Shianti's magic and wisdom - the sum of their divine knowledge. Lone Wolf, Supreme Master of the Kai, has successfully retrieved the Moonstone following its theft by the forces of darkness, and now this magical artefact must be returned quickly to its creators before its immense powers disrupt the delicate balance of nature. He has entrusted the precious Moonstone to you - the most promising warrior in the ranks of the New Order Kai.

In The Buccaneers of Shadaki, your quest is to deliver this stone of power to the Shianti who are exiled upon the mystical Isle of Lorn. Will your vital quest succeed, or will you fall foul of the pirates and perils that infest the southern seas of Magnamund?

When I acquired my copy of this rare tome, it was fetching insane sums on auction sites. (Actually, I bought someone's entire Lone Wolf collection to get my hands on this one book!) Checking again just now confirmed that nothing much has changed.

We at Project Aon are doing our best to bail out our fellow fans in these trying times. Now, if you can do without the aroma of paper and ink (or just can't wait for Mongoose to republish it), you don't need to break your budget in order to read the 22nd installment in the series.

The Buccaneers of Shadaki

For Sommerlund and the Kai!

Jonathan Blake
Project Aon

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Overview of Toran

Signs & Portents 71, available for free, provides an overview of the city of Toran including a map and details about its culture, society, economy, etc.