Things are never quite what they seem. At least, that's the way is around the Verthandic Rangers.
When VR leader Katze Brenner gets kidnapped back to her homeland of Marraketh - a homeland she didn't even know existed - it's up to the rest of the Rangers to ride to the rescue. And, while they're at it, liberate an entire country from the evils of the Hellwyrm.
Just another day's work for the Rangers.
This is the first offical adventure of the Verthandic Rangers. The story began way the hell back in 1997, when a group of Rangers did a little impromptu IRC role-playing. From this minor beginning came The Marraketh Connection, developed more or less as a short "premiere" story for VRDET and its cast of characters.
Of course, the first rule of Jihad story telling is that there's no such
thing as a short story.
By the posting of the final segment in late 1999, Marraketh has spiraled into almost 100 seperate sections, thousands of words, and plenty of angst for the editing team. Finally, though, the tale has been told, and the story is done. We at the Jihad Archives hope you enjoy this first (but hopefully not last) story of the Verthandic Rangers.
Barney: The Babysitter by
Untitled essay by Jamal Qureshi.
Untitled essay by Shahrazad.
DragonFyr's Pronunciation on the State of the World and Happy Stuff (In Swahili with English subtitles), by Dan Jones
Barney vs. Individualism, by Terrell Henry.
Education, Commercialism and Barney, by Terrell Henry.
Barnee and the Antagonist, by Jeff Verzak.
"Barney & Friends" vs. "Sesame Street," A Comparison, by Aimee Yermish.
Untitled Essay by Amanda Van Rhyn.
The following works of creative fiction are in no way meant to represent nor misrepresent the Lyons Partnership, L.P., or their property Barney® the Purple Dinosaur or any other intellectual properties of the aforementioned Partnership, implicitly or explicitly. The fictional, demonic entity referred to as "B'harnii", "B'harne" and other nomenclature, only loosely based on the Barney® property, is not meant to represent nor tarnish the reputation of the Barney® property. Any potential use of the Barney® name falls within "fair use" as provided by 17 USC 1 § 107.
Warning: This section may contain descriptions of violence. Reader discretion is advised. As always, the Jihad does not condone Real Life violence against the Barney® characters, or any other living being.
Assembling the Troops
Across The Edge of Reality
Out in the Cold
Meanwhile, in Chi-Lin...
On the Road to Rhye...
Up Through the Mountains
In the Great Underground Empire
Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch...
The Air Draconis Marraketh Express
Blink And You'll Miss It
Finally, the Mayhem!
Home Again, Home Again