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Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from Morgomir
Review:
Great chapter. Sorry for the late review. Keep up the good work.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Morgomir] • Date [16 Sep 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from AndreaMaine
Review:
I see now Buffy gets to go on Dungeon Crawls, oh wait she's already doing that. I think it would be fun for the Elves to learn that Buffy and some of the others will live nearly as long as they do if other people's Buffy stories are correct. Still we need to get to the end of the Chosen cycle so we see just who survives the last battle of Sunnydale and makes it to Cleveland. Truly I would love to see Liriel and her companions live through this and become citizens of Earth, perhaps someday there will be half-elven children for them to continue their legacy with.
Comments from author:
You realise who would be the logical person to be the father of Thorn's half-elven children...
Review By [AndreaMaine] • Date [11 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from DragonBard
Review:
Very interesting.

I think Willow at that point in the series would be at least equal to Liriel magically (as far as caster levels is concerned). Though Liriel probably knows more about magic (effectively, Willow's caster level is equal or better, Liriel has 'way' more ranks in Knowledge: Arcana, and Spellcraft)

I think Willow will want to talk magic with Liriel, who will probably be interested in the magic of Earth. Maybe see if she can adapt their spells into her system.

Liriel will especially want to figure out their trick of spontaneous spell casting.

They might also try and look into the gods of Earth, at least those who no longer have a Faerun god. Something Giles and Willow will be able to help with.

Liriel won't stand for the group kicking out Buffy, so that will change things there.

Can a Force spell harm the First Evil?

I forget, is this before or after Buffy meets the Shadowmen?

Maybe Liriel (with some help from Willow) can cast a spell to find the Troll Hammer, as a magic weapon is always useful.

Imagine the elves' reaction to finding out some of the enemies they've faced.

What do you think a D&D write-up on the Slayer Scythe would be?
+5 lochoper axe, keen, bane/dread weapon against undead, evil outsiders, abominations?

I'd like to add Holy to the list, but not sure.
Definitely an artifact.

Hope to see more soon.
Comments from author:
Willow's trick of spontaneous spell-casting would be nothing new to Liriel; Willow would be classed as a Sorceress as far as the Arcane side of her magic goes, and the Wychlaran of Rashemen operate that way too. Liriel can't do it herself, she needs to memorise her spells in advance, but she knows it can be done. She has *extremely* high scores in Knowledge: Arcana and in Spellcraft. And Liriel has a much wider repertoire of *reliable* spells than does Willow, although she might not match Willow for sheer power.

Liriel would only be interested in a few of Earth's gods. The Judeo-Christian God she would take as being Lord Ao, and thus of no use whatsoever, so it would be the neo-pagan gods who would interest her. Especially those who have equivalents on Faerûn, such as Mielikki.

This is during 7:11 'Bring on the Night', and Buffy meets the Shadow-men in 7:15 'Get It Done'.

All three of the Elves have magic weapons already, of course, but they'd be happy to help Buffy track down her hammer.

Imagine the Scoobies' reaction to finding out about some of the enemies *Liriel* has faced.

Your description of the 'Scythe' is probably fairly accurate. Although calling it a 'scythe' in Liriel's hearing would probably make her kill herself laughing.

There won't be more for a while; I'm off to WriterConUK tomorrow morning, won't be back until Tuesday, and once I'm back I've promised to concentrate on 'The King of Elfland's Daughter' and 'Tabula Avatar'.

Thank you!
Review By [DragonBard] • Date [7 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from Oxnate
Review:
Excellent. I also prefer a few things unsaid rather than a massive info dump. Oversharing always bugs me. So this was good. Especially liked the First trying to turn the Elves against the Scoobies. Made what explaining you did do much more realistic. (Well, if the First doesn't like them, then they're probably okay. And: If a Master Shade is after them, then they are probably on the side of good.) Much better than: "Oh, you're good guys? Us too! Let me tell you my entire life story and then you tell me yours."

I am curious about this: "they’re the girls with a chance of getting to be the Slayer if I die." -- I'm hoping that Buffy just forgot that the Slayer line runs through Faith right now. (as the writers seemed to forget back then too)
Comments from author:
Thank you!

It was more Buffy simplifying things so she could get the point across quickly. She'll mention Faith at some other time.
Review By [Oxnate] • Date [7 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from lunalurker
Review:
I miss things here and there, and a few conversations are downright confusing, but that's all due to my minimal knowledge of D&D and the Realms. Perhaps a little more description of the non-Buffy characters and backstory when appropriate?
Aside from that, which is obviously more my problem than the author's, it's a very interesting and well written story, including the very important clear voices and fun characterizations, and I'm eager to see where this goes. Thanks for writing!
Comments from author:
Some of the backstory will emerge as the Elves talk to the Buffyverse characters; I'd rather leave some things unexplained than have a lot of exposition. Thank you!
Review By [lunalurker] • Date [6 Aug 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from AllenPitt
Review:
I like this story a lot, nice intro of the Faerun, also good point at which to have them arrive in Sunnydale. Saving Annabelle was nice, panicking & running shouldn't merit a death sentence. And..yes, Kennedy is very annoying sometimes, but when it came to fighting, she was the one who stood up and asked for a weapon and volunteered to help while the others were all 'save us, save us!' --I don't dislike her like a lot of fans do. But that's just me.
Now, is Andrew really big into Elves? Heh. They'll find themselves with the world's most annoying fan. Meanwhile I like any scene where Anya gets to show off her knowledge. She's 1100 frickin' years old, you'd think she'd be a lot more useful than in the series...
Comments from author:
Molly was only a sentence behind Kennedy in saying that she was ready to take a weapon and fight. Usually I hate Molly because of her 'Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins' faux Cockney accent but in this story I've decided not to blame the character for the failings of the actress. And I write Kennedy in different ways in different stories, sometimes only focusing on her annoying traits but sometimes showing her heroism. This one could go either way.

In this 'verse The Lord of the Rings and the Forgotten Realms books were never written; however, as in Curiouslywombat's 'Return of the Key', there is still a way Andrew can be familiar with Elves and even the Drow. And Anya's skills will play a vital role.

Thank you!
Review By [AllenPitt] • Date [6 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from war
Review:
Good story looking forward to your next chapter.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [war] • Date [6 Aug 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from DrDamage
Review:
This is good fic
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [DrDamage] • Date [6 Aug 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Of Pizza and Vampires" from BarbarossaRotbart
Review:
Please, let them survive this time ...

Weird idea: Willow becomes a real goddess (of magic) in the end.
Comments from author:
I make no promises about their survival... but I will say that Liriel is exceedingly hard to kill.

I wouldn't say that Season 7 Willow deserves to become a goddess.
Review By [BarbarossaRotbart] • Date [6 Aug 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Out of the frying pan…" from Fyrecat
Review:
Great story so far! I really hope you continue it. Also, let me say that it is an absolute pleasure to read something without spelling, grammar and punctuation errors all over the place. You didn't even misuse any homonyms or near-homonyms!

Thank you for writing, I look forward to reading future chapters!
Comments from author:
Thank you! I'll be getting back to this one soon.

Although I'm a little puzzled by why you gave me a really good review but rated the story 1 out of 10.
Review By [Fyrecat] • Date [29 Jul 13] • Rating [1 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Out of the frying pan…" from war
Review:
Good story looking forward to more in this series.
Comments from author:
Thank you! I have 3,175 words of the next chapter written so far.
Review By [war] • Date [18 Jul 13] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Out of the frying pan…" from AndreaMaine
Review:
Just had an inspiration that goes along the lines of there ought to be an alternate version of this where Liriel Beanre and friends wind up instead of this Buffyverse Earth on the one from TA and run into Cierre from the TA Buffy-Stargate-Forgotten Realms universe. Now I think Liriel could do subtle much better than Cierre.
Comments from author:
That would require the portal to also act as a Quantum Mirror, as the 'verses are very different. There is no way I will write it because it would just get far too confusing.
Review By [AndreaMaine] • Date [7 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Out of the frying pan…" from Bushranger
Review:
I've been following your FR crossovers for a while now, and the only complaint I've ever had with them is that they don't have new chapters coming out twice a day. And now two more to follow? I'm in awe. Keep up the good work!

(And w/r/t some comments in reviews to your other stories, I fully agree that 4e FR is an abomination and shall be spoken of no more, long live Eilistraee!)
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [Bushranger] • Date [29 Apr 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Out of the frying pan…" from DragonBard
Review:
I like this.

Of course, in Toril vampires are creatures of negative energy and in BtVS they're demon possessed corpses.

How will they understand Willow? I mean, she's a mix of Wizard, Cleric, and Druid, as far as D&D is concerned.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

Liriel is familiar with the Wychlaran of Rashemen and they have a similar mix of powers to Willow.
Review By [DragonBard] • Date [23 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Out of the frying pan…" from MistofRainbows
Review:
They're doing better than the other guys... so far. I'm looking forward to seeing how badly Willow blows Liriel's mind for magic... :) This should be entertaining. Thanks for writing and I'm looking forward to more.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [MistofRainbows] • Date [21 Apr 13] • Not Rated
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