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Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: Two side notes...


Don't forget that for Kate, the vibro-weapons are Devastating Attacks for her, which means the enemy's damage threshold is 5 points lower. I'm sure you already accounted for that, but just making sure

On another note... I realized I have Kate's damage threshold wrong on the character sheet; it should be the same as her fort defence (24)

Posted on 2009-03-07 at 20:17:51.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Sib-kun


Just hasn't been online lately; I'm fairly certain he still holds interest in his character. It's just because he thought he had nothing else to contribute that he hasn't posted in the game thread.

Posted on 2009-03-04 at 23:31:51.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: Time to take the fight to them...


Kate smirks as the droid is hit by not only her bolt, but its own deflected bolt as well.

"Worthless consumer models!" Kate accuses, her primary right hand closing over the hilt of her vibroblade as she draws it in one swift stroke, and her stance noticeably shifts.

From her new stance, she steps forward and breaks into a run, every movement calculated to aid her momentum and provide the most force to her blade. All the better to aid her in her attempt to run the combat droid through with her vibroblade.

(Move action - drawing vibroblade, standard action - charging the same combat droid as she targeted before. As to naming her hands, I think I've decided how I'm going to do so:
-her 'primary' hands will consist of the ones holding her second holoprojector (right) and computer interface probe (left)
-her 'secondary' hands will consist of the ones with the vibrodaggers inside of them
-her 'tertiary' hands will consist of the blaster ones
Just to make it a bit more consistent with my naming of her hands )

Posted on 2009-03-03 at 08:31:40.
Edited on 2009-03-03 at 08:35:46 by Reralae

Topic: Despair: Of Life, Of Love, Of Death
Subject: Silly Guns...


Renee watched carefully as the situation disintegrated. Why was it that ill fortune always followed her around? She shakes her head, sighing, at the same time as drawing her rapier. True, in a firefight, it's not the best of weapons, but it is still the weapon she is best with.

Yet, she hesitates. Even now it wouldn't do well to rush in blind, so she opens her mind, trying to see things before they happen... just enough to give her an edge in the combat.

(Drawing rapier, and using Mindtime again, hopefully with better results, for the combat bonus )

Posted on 2009-02-28 at 22:59:27.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE The Board
Subject: General: System Update?


Subject: System Update?
Author: Li-yin

Does anyone else find it fishy that they're just blaming it on an 'internal server error?'



Subject: Don't underestimate them
Author: Saturday

Even slight errors can easily compromise the whole system. I'm into programming, so I do know a bit about these sorts of things.



Subject: Really?
Author: Stormy

I agree with Li-yin; with this expansive of a system, it's too much to blame it on one error. Something this massive should've been already dealt with. Besides, if it's an internal system error, why would it affect all of the servers?



Subject: A Wave
Author: Jessie

A seed from the past blossoms indeed,
But in truth it was such a small seed.
Who knows what it holds inside,
As it takes command of 'The World's' ride.



Subject: WTH!
Author: Menarka

You're that annoying Shadow Warlock that always says some weird poem, then warps before I can PK you!



Subject: Wow, random poetry
Author: Li-yin

I wasn't expecting that to show up... hey, Jessie, what does it mean anyway?



Subject: Don't bother
Author: Menarka

Jessie never explains what he or she says... and that's two more annoying things about that Shadow Warlock; never explaining, and is Jessie a 'he' or a 'she'?! I am so going to PK that nuisance someday...



Subject: Off topic
Author: Stormy

Hey guys, let's get back on track. We're talking about the suspicious update, remember?



Subject: Right
Author: Li-yin

Although, besides it being suspicious, we don't have much to go on...



NEW
Subject: Whatever
Author: Sara

IMO, I just want whatever it is to be over with so we can play again.



NEW
Subject: Totally!
Author: Stormy

I can agree with that!

Posted on 2009-02-27 at 19:41:39.
Edited on 2009-03-21 at 08:09:58 by Reralae

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Disconnection


Yet, even as Kusardo goes for the killing blow, the game screen suddenly freezes, and static breaks across both it and his speakers. Then both the sound and screen fades, and across his screen the words in red appear:

SYSTEM ERROR

~~~

It didn't only happen to Kusardo either; abruptly, everyone in 'The World' disconnected, and for no apparent reason. Not long afterwards, an email is sent out to all the members of 'The World'.

Author: CC Corporation
Subject: System Update

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the system failure, however, we expect for 'The World' to be running again by tomorrow. During the maintenance, 'The World' will be updated to R:3.24.

The system failure was due to an internal server error, which will be amended in the update.

We thank you for your patronage of 'The World'


Despite the game itself being down, the Board and other things of course are still active.

Posted on 2009-02-27 at 19:15:20.
Edited on 2009-02-27 at 19:47:03 by Reralae

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: I'm here!




Posted on 2009-02-27 at 19:14:21.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: Well, there's the fire...


"Speaking of the fire..." Kate mutters, as her stance shifts.

To the casual observer, she'd appear to be partly reclining, or perhaps even surrendering, setting her hands behind her head. Perhaps she's even reaching for the two vibroblades sheathed behind her. However, to the acute observer, they'd see that her feet are positioned to brace herself with firing a gun or charging into melee combat, and if they were noting the position of her shoulders, they'd seem to be misplaced further back.

Then, from under her robe, a third and fourth arm appear. She holds out her tertiary left hand, pointing its palm at the incoming combat droid. The palm plate seems to unfold, shifting to reveal something inside of it, something that looks suspiciously like a blaster nozzle.

"Let's put the fire out, shall we?" Kate asks rhetorically, before firing a blast from her hand-gun.

(Alrighty... Drawing one of her blasters - move action, followed by shooting at the combat droid with lower initiative than her - standard action)

Posted on 2009-02-25 at 23:52:38.
Edited on 2009-03-03 at 08:32:09 by Reralae

Topic: A Local Legend - An Audalis Short Adventure
Subject: Crossing the line...


"Tamuril!" Ocyari calls, before immediately slapping her, surprisingly hard.

"This is not helping." Ocyari growls, perhaps a bit strange for the seemingly calm mannered woman, "If you're so keen to make unnecessary provocations, then throw away your ideas to help, because at this rate, you're making things worse. Making comments about a person's family, especially in a public locale, crosses the line, and just about everyone will react with hostility toward that. Don't forget, what they did was for the best, at least in their minds if not yours; it is simpler and easier to prepare for a periodic coming, than to resist and risk bloodshed, especially in a small town, where everyone is connected to each other. I suppose you were trying to provoke them... well, congratulations, it worked, but against us. Do you get it, or do you want me to pound it into your thick skull?"

Posted on 2009-02-25 at 17:32:45.
Edited on 2009-02-25 at 17:33:01 by Reralae

Topic: A Local Legend - An Audalis Short Adventure
Subject: Let's see... what else is there to say?


"What would I advise?" Ocyari asks, "I'm afraid that's my own personal opinion; you need to make your own choices."

"Both options have problems with them. We leave, and we will probably feel guilt with regards to what we could have, but didn't do. We help, and we will be met with resistance, and we do not fully know if we would succeed." Ocyari continues.

Ocyari's emerald eyes regard Tamuril carefully, "We cannot rely on the townspeople to fight. Merely having items that can be used as weapons is one thing, and knowing how to fight with them is another. We can hope that in the case of combat, they will help, but we cannot plan on it. Furthermore, there is no time to train them to defend themselves, and calling on them to fight would put them directly at risk, something I somehow doubt they'd do easily. I suggest you drop your idea. We likely won't be able to call on them for aid in combat, however, the thing we need is information. That is where they can aid us, if we give them reason to."

"However, there is a third option..." Ocyari muses, "If we take up vantage points in the night, we may be able to view the creatures as they come to the town, and be able to observe them, see how they work, their strengths, and their weaknesses. However, and this will probably require considerable restraint on your parts, we WON'T act. Not on this night. That way we will be prepared for the next time, and will be able to resolve matters then. Alternatively, we may just find that it is beyond our skill to interfere, and will have the option at that point of pulling out."

Posted on 2009-02-23 at 23:35:14.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: What? Where's the fire?


Kate's silvery hand caresses her forehead in thought, while her other hand is at her elbow. Her holographic face appears to have an expression of concentration, although it could be taken for discomfort. A dark brown robe, not too different from the style of a Jedi's robes, conceals most of her body, and her arms, and its hood is up, although the light-blue of the hologram is made easier to see because of the hood's shadow.

"Ugh, all the people screaming around here are overloading my audio sensors," Kate complains, her voice with full tone, before she changes her tone to mock that of a PA call, "In the case of fire, there's no need to panic unless the fire's about to drop on you."

Kate shakes her head, returning to her normal tone, "Oh well, where's one of those interface ports when you want to use one?" She looks around, but immediately her eyes are caught by the light glinting off of the lightsaber of the Jedi in front of her, "Oh, hello. Who might you be?"

(I sort of based Kate's appearance on the Inevitable creatures from D&D, so you can get an idea of what her body looks like that way, although it's hidden by her robe right now)

Posted on 2009-02-23 at 22:30:10.
Edited on 2009-02-23 at 22:32:02 by Reralae

Topic: Some Secrets are Best Left Buried...
Subject: So sorry about lateness...


Shianna's feet slid on the floor, in spite of the fact that she was drawing herself to a stop. It seemed as though it wanted to send her to her downfall... to meet those things ahead of her head on.

Yet more abominations. Unconsciously, Shianna takes a step back. Not again... and yet, they are in her way, between her and Meera...

Meera... if they harmed one hair of her fur...

Shianna's heart continues pacing, but no longer out of fear. Instead, the fear is taken over by a surge of anger. How dare these things exist! How dare they?

Shianna grits her teeth, and from her throat a growl escapes her lips. Her hand reaches for her talisman, and she holds in before her.

"Thou loathsome and pathetic creatures. Leave those that live be, and shrink into the darkness that spawned thee! From death thou came, and so back to death thou shalt go. Wither unto the nothingness that thou truly art. Leave to find thy demise at the hands of time. Thou doest not belong here in the lands of the living. Leave this place!"

(Attempting to turn them... )

Posted on 2009-02-23 at 22:04:13.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: Well


I don't quite understand your question; last time, I developed the idea of Kate based on an astromech droid, and the personality developed from there. This time, I developed the droid based on Kate's personality.

I am quite happy with how she turned out though, and at least there won't be a language gap this time around... being able to speak only binary really doesn't help too much for a talkative droid...

Actually, Kate this time around also kind of came from a sort of fusion of the two characters (Kate and Anna); Kate's personality, coupled with Anna's physical combat capabilities (dual wielding)...

I guess it's kind of my compromise, because I really couldn't decide between the two which to play ^^

Posted on 2009-02-16 at 18:48:47.

Topic: A Local Legend - An Audalis Short Adventure
Subject: An aside...


Quietly, Ocyari nodded. It truly didn't matter what she said; their path had already been decided upon, probably even before she first spoke. Still, she hoped the bartender would realize that too... it truly didn't matter if they knew or not; they would 'interfere', as he put it, so long as they felt there was a way to help. Ocyari just hoped that they wouldn't be too rash about it... since rashness often led to failure.

Ocyari couldn't help but wince upon meeting Omar, and the quick reply by Perrin. Inwardly, she sighed.

"Please, you'll have to excuse him... now, Perrin, may I speak with you- no, I probably should talk with all of you." Ocyari said, her voice gentle, but firm, leading them just outside.

"There are some things that you should be aware of." Ocyari explains softly, "We cannot think of things solely from our point of view; I know you're all wondering how these people can seemingly defend their foes, but it's quite simple... that's just what they've known, probably throughout their lives, and they are afraid of what might happen if it is confronted. However, that is not all. We are not the only ones who intended on helping them; there were others before us. Therefore, be careful with your words; to these villagers, our saying of 'we'll help you' or 'we'll defend you' are nothing more than empty words and promises. They've heard these words before, from the ones who failed. Furthermore, we are strangers to them; they know nothing of us, so how can we expect them to entrust their lives to our actions? Do you all understand this?"

Posted on 2009-02-16 at 18:41:10.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: No worries


I already took that into consideration, and I purchased a holoprojector just to function as her facial hologram ^^

Posted on 2009-02-15 at 18:23:08.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: Well, there's more to it than that....


My idea for her concept has her originally designed to be kind of an ornate bodyguard droid, likely to one of the Senators, or possibly a leader (or higher rank) in an illicit group. However, that person wanted to have more of a friend than a bodyguard, and held kind of an innate distrust of organic ones (due to their position), hence their specifications for Kate's development to actually have a face.

It's not out of the question either for a holographic face; there's a droid in one of the newer games that projects a hologram over their body to take on the appearance of various individuals. I would think having the hologram just go over a blank face base, programmed with a whole 'video' of a person's face displaying various emotions to which it'd be easy to change the location of the playback to play a different emotion, is not too large of a problem.

Also, don't worry... there is more than an aesthetic reason for her having six arms, and it's not to try to get more than x number of attacks in a round.

Posted on 2009-02-15 at 16:28:35.

Topic: Star Wars: Dark Masques
Subject: Well then


I think I'll stick with Kate, since I've kind of remade her based on her personality, rather than a droid type...

She's now a prior bodyguard droid, who is sort of a mercenary. She also gambles sometimes... key features include a holographic face (which she uses to emulate facial features), and six arms, although she generally only leaves two in visible sight, having the other four held close to her body underneath her robe. This multi-armed aspect isn't based on Grievous; I just suddenly got the mental picture for it and built her character that way, and they're distinctly separate arms, rather than ones that merge into two arms anyway.

On another note... Loki, it looks like you made a mistake on your sheet... your defences are 10 + your character level + modifiers, so they should all be at least 20...

Posted on 2009-02-15 at 06:24:24.
Edited on 2009-02-15 at 06:51:58 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: I expected...


... reactions or even conversation to the new member of the party, as I said at the end of the first part of the update... even if you don't actually say anything, it's not fair for me to simply assume that you don't without bothering to wait...

Posted on 2009-02-11 at 03:59:30.

Topic: Buried Secrets Q&A
Subject: I'll be a little bit slower....


I'm afraid I'm going to be going a bit slower this round for Shianna's post; she has a lot going through her mind right now...

I'm just not quite sure what she'll do just yet; once I figure that out, then I'll definitely post ^^

Posted on 2009-02-10 at 20:59:40.

Topic: Despair: Of Life, Of Love, Of Death
Subject: Cries of the past...


Renee had kept to herself mostly... she was crying. Not loudly, or really noticeable, but crying nonetheless.

Why am I crying? She thought to herself, trying to push the... thing out of her mind. She didn't even know what to call it. A vision, or a memory? It felt like the latter... a bad memory one does not want to ever remember.

Unfortunately, trying not to think about something often ends up leaving a person still thinking about it, and Renee was no different. She was only human after all... or was she? She didn't know the answer to that...

Thankfully, something now caught her attention. The others had tensed, and a few even went to the door... Renee slowly stood up and went too, to see what was happening. Two approaching people... both seemingly hostile... and the glint of a firearm...

Renee sniffed in disdain. She did not like firearms, and hardly ever used hers. There was nothing to the firearm that gave it any weight in her mind. It was artless, blunt, and a mere harbinger of death. It could do little else. Ah, but the rapier, like the one at her side, that was something else. That in itself is an art to make the blade, and an intricate dance to wield it properly. Renee's hand rested upon the hilt of the rapier, more to simply feel it than to be ready to draw it.

It looked like this would end up in a fight; Renee didn't even need to look ahead to know that by her intuition.

Posted on 2009-02-10 at 20:54:01.

Topic: Supreme Beginning
Subject: Oooh... shiny....


Copycat simply watched the vehicle that had sailed overhead, catching the rays of the sun in an interesting fashion... although she had quick reflexes, she knew better than to try to stop it; that was beyond her. Besides, it was shiny...

Eventually, Copycat's attention was brought back to the present by the statement of one of the others going to see what was going on inside the bank... Copycat's ears perked up, as an idea came to her mind...

"Y'know... I am called Copycat for a reason..." Copycat says, her eyes lazily looking over at Sapa, "I can copy other people's appearances... if you tell me what to look like, I could sneak in and take the place of one of the people in there..."

Copycat shrugs, "It's just an idea anyway..." she adds, before she looks away.

Posted on 2009-02-10 at 20:36:15.

Topic: The Day They Woke Up on the Wrong Side of Reality
Subject: Let us see the extent of injury...


Galen watched, hardly showing any emotion, as the enemy spellcaster fled. Typical. Such is the way of pathetic thieves; if there is a sign of failure, they scatter, divide, and flee... His eyes cloud over, as the thought is cast aside, to be replaced with another...

By my hand, I have shed blood, so that my own would not be. Selfish, perhaps, but that's simply the way that survival dictates; a primal instinct to fight or flee... Out of habit, Galen adjusts his glasses just slightly, before looking to the soldiers below his vantage point.

Fighting is easy, however, the healing afterwards is not.

Sheathing his blade, Galen descends from the carriage top, before going over to see the extent of the wounds that have been obtained.

(Sib-kun, you might want to write up a status block like the one I used in my game in the combat posts... it'd make it easier to see how hurt people are without having to count all the damage acquired over the posts...)

Posted on 2009-02-10 at 20:22:39.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: Return to the Beginning... Not Quite...


"We may have lost four, but we can only go forward." Mitsuru says, reassuringly, "Their loss was not in vain; there are some things that we have learned, but I will not speak of it here. For now, let's just return to the capital. However, know this: we seem to have more time than we thought."

With that, Mitsuru and Akihiko also dismounted, to make their way on foot.

Eventually, it's decided that the party would rest until morning, no longer being in direct danger. Strangely, Mitsuru even forgoes the thought of a person to keep watch beyond the Scout, saying that if the Linsemptus were going to come, the eyes would've already finished them. Later that day, as the sun dips into the horizon, the party makes it back to Wanqir, immediately heading toward the citadel. Inside, Mitsuru, Akihiko, and the Scout leave to converse with the Council in an emergency meeting, discussing the events that transpired over the previous day.

At the citadel too, there is another there who seems to have just been late in answering the summons. He has a short unkempt beard, with brown medium length hear that is always swept back. He wears his breastplate wherever he goes, typically unbuckled as a result of being too lazy to put it away. He has black boots and gloves, which have wrinkles of lighter brown from their frequent use, and they are tattered at the ends of his gloves which he picks at when bored. Around his waist is a leather belt with two pouches; only one is attached to it, the other pouch is tied around the belt as a simple brown bag.

"I will do as you have instructed, Lt." Mist says with a bow, leaving the party to head to Aqinarr.

(Alrighty, part 1 of the update... I apologize for it being so late... in any case, Okron, please introduce your character, and converse with the others as desired; as for equipment exchange, I'll cover that in the second part, so you don't need to do it in a game post. In general, I am going to assume everyone acquires Ghost Touch variations of their equipment if possible; if you desire something else, let me know via the Q&A. I think that's about it to say... Note to self: this is during day 4... ^^)

Posted on 2009-02-04 at 02:28:17.

Topic: A Local Legend - An Audalis Short Adventure
Subject: They're already on the path to do so...


Ocyari shakes her head sadly, "I'm afraid, as you can tell by that one in particular," she indicates Perrin, "they're already on the path to do so; whether they know or not, they are already going to try to intervene. If they are going to try anyway, they should know the truth to be better prepared for it. I told you before, the ones who will know are the ones who need to know, and right now, they do need to know. I'm sorry, but things are now moving, even if we do not want them to."

Ocyari turns, but as a side thought, adds, "Besides, if they know the truth, perhaps they could be swayed otherwise."

Ocyari returns to the table, before elaborating, "There is more to the haunting than an innocent jest. An outside force, creatures from the sea, are the instigators. Monthly, they arrive at this town, essentially to pillage it, and threatening the lives of its citizens if they fail to accommodate for them. That is the primary reason why this town is so small; the only ones who remain are the ones who either have no place to go, or fear the outside world. Their next visit, is going to be this evening."

"That is apparently the truth, and the people here do not wish for others to interfere; should the interference fail, it is quite likely that the haunters of the sea will extol vengeance. It has happened before, with others fighting the monsters, and failing. Therefore, don't let your words and feelings carry you away before thinking carefully." Ocyari looks at Perrin in particular as she says this, "There is a fair bit at stake should we interfere and fail; it is not just about what we wish to do. So then, what are your decisions? Do we put the town at risk in fighting, or do we leave them in the safety that they have, and not speak of this again?"

Posted on 2009-02-03 at 20:57:43.

Topic: Despair: Of Life, Of Love, Of Death
Subject: Where I go...


Renee had been in a very pensive mood since stumbling across the hills and their ruins.

If it's true... then what are the dreams? The past, or the future?

Shaking her head clear of the thought, Renee brought her mind to the present. Just in time too, for they had already reached a potential destination for this evening. Renee quickly ran over the barter in her mind. Gold, or water... and unfortunately, they'd probably need the water for their own journey.

There was something else nagging in the back of her mind as well. Should they give water to the woman, there was something potentially disastrous that could happen. Renee did not like to trust luck, not with those around her.

Renee closes her eyes, and focuses, feeling as though a door within her mind had opened. Quickly, she blanks out the immense feeling of possibility, drawing herself to focus on the prospect of paying in water, to see what would probably happen...

(Attempting Mindtime use... specifically, trying to see if it would be discovered that they had paid the woman with water if they did so.)

Posted on 2009-02-03 at 20:32:38.

 


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