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Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: In addition...


Jon doesn't know about the lack of vacancy due to not knowing about Catie's arrival yet.

Yeah, that will be an interesting conversation between him and Stephanie...

Another possible workaround is Catie temporarily sharing a room with another person for this trip. I'm uncertain how viable that option is, however.

Posted on 2013-11-25 at 20:03:07.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: 2-credits


#8 looks good for Catie. It's on the left side. Or right side if looking towards the back. Which means, if a ship's forward direction is considered 'north', the flipped compass puts #8 as towards the 'east'.

I don't expect that to make much sense right now.

Posted on 2013-11-25 at 18:55:51.

Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: A dark ship to traverse the Black.


A string of bad luck. Well, perhaps it was just the nature of things, after all, being a vagabond taking work where she could, Catie knew this was not an unlikelihood. Being unemployed for a longer amount of time than normal didn't mean much. At least, that's all Catie thought it was, until she received the message from Stephanie. It had been a while since they were last in contact, but the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Destiny indeed. There was only the faint hesitation at the back of her mind. Stephanie's wording suggested that it might be a more permanent place for Catie to stay. Yet, there was no way she could turn it down. She also knew Stephanie wouldn't have suggested it if she didn't think it was in her own interests.

My research... Catie had wondered, They're not exactly common things. I wonder, what is it that I could help with?

Between curiosity and a sense of obligation to Stephanie, it was enough to hold her hesitation in check. So she traveled once more...

* * *

Catie had to admit, the Destiny drew her in. There was something about it. Something she couldn't quite put her finger on. Perhaps it was that sort of energy. Names are symbols, but names also have power.

She didn't have long to think about it, however, her baggage trailing behind her as Catie spotted the gangplank, and Stephanie there to greet her. Catie quickly walked up to give Stephanie a friendly hug.

"Feels like it's been a long time." Catie said, "How have things been?" She asked.

[Presuming a return of greeting and invitation inside]

"I probably should drop these off on board before I leave them outside." Catie chuckled, following Stephanie inside the Destiny, and looking around, taking in much of the detail, "I have to admit, I wasn't sure what to expect by the description in your message, but she is a very unique vessel. A curious air."

[Presuming she asks for clarification]

"I'm not exactly sure. Could be my imagination, or could be a feeling that there's more than you greeting me." Catie replied, before shrugging, "Either way, I suppose I should place these somewhere before you bring me up to date."

[Presuming slight surprise at Catie getting to the point so to speak so fast]

"Well, it has been a very long time since I was involved in something related to my research. I guess I kind of missed it." Catie admitted, before looking along the inner corridor, "Was there a room already assigned to me?" She asked.

Posted on 2013-11-21 at 06:34:50.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Well,


I can't help but think that the scenario is kind of funny, considering Badger's asking out a person who, without intervention, won't remember being asked out. At all.

And then Jon has another surprise coming his way when he gets back to the ship and meets Catie.

I can kind of picture how it might unfold... begins with 'Who are you and why are you on my ship?' and ends with 'Wait... what?'



Posted on 2013-11-20 at 04:29:27.
Edited on 2013-11-20 at 04:31:12 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men...
Subject: The dawn always rises


Foul creatures. The figures had been hoped to be simply travellers, although perhaps ailed ones, but instead, it became all too clear what their real natures were when the distance between the two groups closed. The atmosphere grew tense, neither seemingly acting towards the other, until a single sound broke the tension. Everything then happened at once.

Rae gritted her teeth, So be it, this battle is joined. There was no backing down now.

Rae drew her blade, her eyes narrowing as she focused. She could hear some of the actions of her companions around her. A song of battle begun by the blade maiden to her right, her form far more elegant than Rae ever could be. Words and prayer of power invoked behind her as Rae stepped forward, matching her pace to the advance of the other two warriors. Hopefully it'd be timed such that they'd meet their foes after magic and missile landed. Together they would form a wall of wood and steel, by which to keep these foes back. At least, that was what she hoped.

In her mind, the world faded until only the group of companions, the road beneath their feet, and the creatures remained. Rae would try to keep track of their movements, and by her will, she would keep the others safe as best as she could.

((Rae is going to try to keep the creatures back as best as she can, slashing with her blade at ones that try to get past her, targeting their legs if possible to hinder their movement, and using her shield to aid in her own defence. If she needs to, she'll step to try to put herself in the way of ones trying to pass. Once she's certain that she has and can keep the attention of the ones targeting her, she'll attack defensively if there's too many or if she's flanked, otherwise she'll attack normally with her blade. Rae might try to bash at the gibbering ghoul's head with her shield in an attempt to perhaps slightly stun it, but only if she has a clear shot and isn't too threatened.))

Posted on 2013-11-13 at 08:36:28.
Edited on 2013-11-13 at 08:38:57 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men...
Subject: Shield is ready, not the sword


"Stop, my friends," He pleaded, looking to the others for signs of uncertainty in their actions. "We know not for certain the nature of these travelers. They could just be weary, or ill. To advance upon them with weapons drawn could have us mistaken for brigands. We should be looking to help them, not scare or provoke them."

Rae gave a reassuring smile, "I know, and that is why only my shield is ready. My blade remains at my side." She indicated the blade, drawn yes, but tip pointed to the road below, "I do not seek the first blow, should one occur." Her face fell a bit to a more passive look, "You should remember that I don't do that."

Hearing En'Aranthea's words, she nodded, deciding to leave her blade loose in its sheath, shield still raised as she took up the left of En'Aranthea's position.

"My shield is ready. I just pray it's an unnecessary precaution." Rae murmured.

((Sword - loosely sheathed; Shield - ready position; Stance - tense))

Posted on 2013-11-12 at 03:25:11.
Edited on 2013-11-12 at 03:26:38 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: To clarify


Rae has her shield raised, not her sword - her sword is currently pointed downward in a relaxed but ready grip. Her advance was only to slightly move in front of the group, not to attack.

My apologies if that changes reactions or posts, I might not have provided enough insight on her posture.

Posted on 2013-11-12 at 03:01:25.
Edited on 2013-11-12 at 03:11:10 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men...
Subject: There be something afoot


It was a simple truth, but one that wasn't a good one to face. Rae's armour couldn't protect her from everything. The weather was one of those things. She wouldn't consider herself comfortable, but she wouldn't consider herself all too uncomfortable either; she had endured worse during her vagabond days, when she didn't have armour to protect her.

Still, there was something about this that didn't seem right. Everyone was getting restless, nervous, wary. Even Galardil, which meant whatever this was, the likelihood of it being natural was not high.

Yet, regardless of if it was right or not, they had a destination to reach, and wandering off the road in an attempt to bypass the fog could be more dangerous. Rae steeled herself, pushing that chill at the base of her heart away as she had done many times before. Yes, she was a bit scared. That was just her instincts warning her. Be prepared. Rae gripped the shield in her hand tighter as she saw figures up ahead.

“I dislike the look of this very much,” Jarenion said, now, the brim of his hat inclining to indicated the oncoming knot of mist-cloaked figures as his hand dipped into his satchel and found purchase around a sizeable stone secreted there, “Folk in their apparent state would have cozied themselves away somewhere in Crandel given this weather, don’t you think?”

"They walk strangely." Rae noted, "Perhaps an illness has pressed its advantage with the advent of this fog?"

It wouldn't have been out of the question. Cold and damp weather could often be preludes to illness. She had seen it before. A shout from Galardil broke that line of thinking, however.

"To Arms My Friends! Yon Figures in the Mist May Be Unliving!"

"What?" Rae asked, slightly stunned. For what reason would creatures that were living but not be on the road? It almost certainly wasn't to get to the next town. For that matter, why were they there in the first place? Drawing her blade, Rae raised her shield, advancing to give a bit of space for movement between her and the others.

I pray that you are wrong, but you might not be. If these beings are beyond the realm of life, Falloes give me the strength to send them where they belong. Rae prayed.

((Rae is increasing her pace to provide some more room to those behind her, namely Jarenion, just in case he needs it. She has her shield raised in a defensive posture; I don't think she's entirely certain that they are undead due to the mist obscuring them, so she's not going to go for a first attack. Rae does have her sword drawn though, just in case))

Posted on 2013-11-09 at 19:20:42.
Edited on 2013-11-09 at 19:29:50 by Reralae

Topic: Player for Serenity RPG
Subject: Well, just so you know


I always consider playing as another person's character as borrowing. If the original ever would like the character returned, then I have no qualm over returning that which was borrowed

Considering I haven't posted into the game thread yet, this would be a good opportunity to return the character before anything really happened... so if you would like it, then please let me know pretty much as soon as possible

Posted on 2013-11-09 at 04:29:11.
Edited on 2013-11-09 at 04:31:50 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: Plus Heal Plus One


I think cure light wounds would work best for Rae as well. Can't really go wrong with health recovery.

As for connections, I do like the chain of events that Olan suggested. It makes sense to me as well that Rae and Donan would have met up through their charity giving, and then eventually meet up with Blair as well (with Fae probably making subtle suggestions for him to stay on the straight and narrow or at least give it a chance).

Rae does have some history in the Southern Sylvari Kingdom, so there is some possibility of someone asking En'Aranthea to also keep a look out for a particular Sylvari when on the mission. But that's open to discussion; I might fire Vanadia a PM about it once I get Fae's background complete.

Darn it, out of time. Would make a game post but have a bus to catch...

Posted on 2013-11-07 at 15:55:59.
Edited on 2013-11-09 at 19:26:13 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: Regarding leadership


Rae is humble, but she wouldn't actually be opposed to the position. She'd probably defer to her fellow Sylvari's advice and or leadership in particular, recognizing that they've probably had a greater amount of experience in the world than she has. En'Aranthea might be more comfortable with that sort of a position if she doesn't go for the position of being party leader.

That being said, I could see the position almost being that of an unofficial leader, so to speak, if Rae took it. Acting as the party's voice but deferring to others if the situation fits within their knowledge or skills more than her.

(insert political ramble asking for election here... sorry, couldn't resist )
Rae stands before the assembled group, a woman on the slightly shorter side, dressed in body armour (type to be determined), her oaken hair held back by a leather headband that covers the tops of her pointed ears. Standing up carefully on top of the treacherously tilted soap box, she speaks, "If I am made leader, please know that I will hear everyone's voice. I will be open to options, and I know that there is no one, perfect way for every situation. If I speak on behalf of the group then know that I will do my best to do so fairly." Rae pauses, her normally bright emerald green eyes misting over as she considers her thoughts a moment, a finger raised to her lips before she looks back up to the group, "I can also bake cookies." She adds as an afterthought, "Thank you."

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 07:04:09.
Edited on 2013-11-06 at 07:18:03 by Reralae

Topic: Player for Serenity RPG
Subject: I am thus caught up


I have read the game thread. Tess sounds like quite a fun character. Especially if she's given free reign with the navigation

Posted on 2013-11-06 at 06:16:05.

Topic: Player for Serenity RPG
Subject: Brown coat? Where'd that coat go?


Title notwithstanding, I'm actually not too familiar with the 'verse. A lot of knowledge second hand type of thing. I'll take a read through the game thread later when I get home after work though; I'm pretty sure I was interested in a Serenity game before... though that game didn't quite happen. She (the character I made with help) was an interesting character though I thought

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 15:35:25.
Edited on 2013-11-05 at 15:36:22 by Reralae

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: Silly Statistics


First thought: "Never tell me the odds"

Second thought: The party front line is now a bladesinger and a shield maiden. Both female. Both Sylvari. How does that even happen in a Human Kingdom?

Third thought: Nanowrimo is quite the distraction

Fourth thought: I still haven't officially named Miss Shield Maiden.

That's a lot of thoughts.

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 03:39:00.

Topic: Zombies in Chicago: Chapter 2 Recruitment
Subject: LOL - should I look out my window?


"Well at least we won't starve any time soon."

"Maybe not, but are we going to get tired of eating timbits?"

"Blasphemy. Let's get another kettle going."

"Wait! One's getting in through the front door!"

"Did no one lock it?"

"Why would we lock it? That's discriminatory against potential customers. Bad for company image."

"Oh, right. Fall back to Canadian Tire!"

"I call the hockey sticks!"

"SHARE!"

"Fine, everyone gets one. I get the rest."

Posted on 2013-11-05 at 03:00:31.

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Stubborn Rope


Kyrie heaved on the rope to try to free it, but it wasn't having any of that. It must've been stuck good, but she didn't think it was that good to remain anchored on the wagon. Particularly if the wagon ended up moving. That might not be a good thing. Best to get it loose.

"Alright, you stubborn little dandelion." Kyrie rubbed her hands, "Out you get."

With practiced motion, Kyrie grabbed the offending piece, and shifted her center of gravity, using her own weight for more leverage, to try and pull the weed, er, rope, free.

Posted on 2013-09-26 at 05:25:44.
Edited on 2013-09-26 at 05:26:46 by Reralae

Topic: Zombies in Chicago: Chapter 2 Recruitment
Subject: Just a poke


Butterfly is still +1 to the present count

Posted on 2013-09-26 at 05:22:30.

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Idea? Maybe. Maybe?


Kyrie wasn't sure what she expected when their shelter was blown away. The gaping dark of night probably wasn't far from it though. That would be troublesome.

Shifting to try to get her bearings, she prepared herself. First thing was first. Get the shelter back, ram it in place so it wouldn't fly off again, and that way ensure that no one caught cold. If she could figure out where the thing went in the first place. Stupid dar-

The illumination brought by the lightning eradicated her train of thought, as she saw what lurked high above.

"Dear Mother, what would you have us do?" Kyrie breathed, her words torn away by the fierce wind as her face paled. Thankfully, no one was able to see it.

Adrenaline surged in her blood as she felt and heard the others stir to action. Zeran yelled for them to move, Frodrick advised for them to stay. Regardless of what they did, they needed to make sure they stayed together.

"Do we have any rope?" Kyrie shouted over the storm, "We should set up some sort of life line between us all!"

Kyrie had no personal experience with tornadoes. What she did have, however, was her intuition. And her intuition was screaming at her that anyone being able to be blown away was a very bad thing.

Posted on 2013-09-24 at 04:00:49.
Edited on 2013-09-24 at 04:05:42 by Reralae

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Well


"Oh, I didn't quite mean going to their village." Kyrie noted, rubbing the back of her head sheepishly, "I mean, I wouldn't do that. Not like I gave any reason for them to trust me either." She shrugged, "I more meant getting directions to where the mites were coming from." She clarified, "Since it sounds like those are the real source of the disturbances over here."

Posted on 2013-09-22 at 04:05:45.

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Kyrie putting two and two together. Is it 4? Probably close enough.


Kyrie blinked twice, taking in what had just been said and considering it, her face a bit grim.

"There's no fault in being honest here." Kyrie said, "I think that explains a few things." She looked up at the others, "There was a report about the kobolds being a bit troublesome lately to their neighbours, right? Now we know why. If things are that desperate..." She left it at that.

"I won't speak for everyone, but how about instead of going back with something temporary, would you accept if I went with you? Having more allies would probably lead to a more likely turnaround than a drink." Kyrie gave a gentle smile at the little critter.

Posted on 2013-09-20 at 05:14:33.
Edited on 2013-09-20 at 05:14:48 by Reralae

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Hmms


"A war? How large are we talking about here?" Kyrie asked, her gaze shifting to the others a moment, "And what's a mite?" She asked.

Kyrie rubbed the back of her head absently with her free hand. She wasn't entirely sure what was going on here, but it seemed as though the lil critter wasn't being evil, just desperate. Desperate enough to attempt to rob a well armed group. Alone.

"Were you with others? What happened to them?" Kyrie asked suddenly, wondering why the lil one was alone in the first place.

Posted on 2013-09-18 at 01:47:57.

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Damn, midnight encounters make for lack of beauty sleep later


Kyrie yawned as she stirred from her slumber. The words that roused her didn't immediately bring her to full awareness. It wasn't a shout. That meant it probably wasn't too bad. Still, she needed to wake up. Kyrie grabbed the shovel beside her and stabbed it into the ground as she sat up, using it as leverage to bring herself to her full (not very impressive) height.

"Yeesh, even we didn't need to wake up so early. Unless we were farming nightshade or something." She yawned, "Oh, wait, nightshade doesn't need to be harvested at night. Or did it?" Kyrie blinked, "... I actually don't know what night shade is. Oh well. Guess I heard the word somewhere." She shrugged, moving forward and wearing her armour (she had no problems sleeping in it it seemed).

Moving up to beside Zeran and the kobold she stared it down. Well, more accurately she was trying to figure out what the critter was. Kyrie was pretty certain she had never seen something like it before.

"Hand caught on the cookie jar?" She noted, "Some farmers can get rather intense about lost crops and lost equipment." She left the spade casually on her shoulder, "I think you should think about a different job."

Posted on 2013-09-15 at 23:12:46.
Edited on 2013-09-15 at 23:14:05 by Reralae

Topic: Zombies in Chicago: Chapter 2 Recruitment
Subject: The butterfly exists


And is always present, except when it is not.

Posted on 2013-09-07 at 03:13:04.

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Livestock != lives of people. Argument = Invalidated


"It also knows now that doing that made a whole pack of angry individuals chase after it, rather keen on spilling its blood." Kyrie noted, "It might think that coming back won't be worth it the next time." She paused, "It's not that we don't want to help people in need, but really, I don't think any of you needed help." She looks at each of them, and pulls out her shovel.

"I don't carry this spade just for gardening, though I do enjoy it; it has seen me through a number of battles as well. I was, and still am, a farmer like you. Don't think little of your own tools, or the arms that wield them."

"Yes, it has killed, but by what you said, it has only killed livestock. I'm not trying to make the damage less, but you should count your blessings - you all survive with families intact. That might have not been the case, particularly when you chose to give chase and attack, but that is what you chose, and you succeeded in driving it away without any casualties. We have all had set backs in the years before, whether by disease or drought, and I know how that feels. At the very least, I can help you get through this one."

With that she offers coinage to the closest farmer, "I don't know who I should give these to but please share. I know coins aren't life; they can't bring back the ones killed, but I hope they help you with a stronger start after what happened."

~ ~ ~

(will post again with things at outpost later)

Posted on 2013-08-24 at 18:41:25.

Topic: Kingmaker Adventure Path 2.0
Subject: Difference between urban legend and truth


Kyrie scratched at her head, "That thing kind of looks familiar. I mean, I don't think I remember actually seeing any of those things before. But still... I would have thought it'd be... bigger and maybe... um... more..." She scratched at her head, "Well, more. I mean the stories would have you believe more."

Kyrie tilted her head, to get a better look at the thing.

"So, why exactly has there is there so much trouble? Has it actually killed someone? If not, well, it doesn't feel any different than a lone fox or wolf." Kyrie asked openly, scratching at the back of her head.

Posted on 2013-08-15 at 03:45:26.

 


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