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Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders
Subject: Agreement


Jevaf says nothing as she expertly takes off the spikes on her boots and her climbing claws, and repacks them in her backpack, in the meantime listening to the others as they plan. Finishing her task, she looks over at the others as they finalize their plan, not saying anything.

Wordlessly, she nods to Drassarr as he gets ready to move forward. Jevaf silently contemplates her choice of weapon. For the moment, it would seem her bow is her best option; it would allow her to aim at virtually any of the enemies and strike the most dangerous one first.

With her hood still for the most part blocking her face, Jevaf reaches behind her back and pulls out her bow. Then, staying close to the right side of the cave, she enters, paying close attention to the ground before her and avoiding loose rocks and other things that could make noise.

Posted on 2008-08-16 at 16:35:59.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Expectations and Advents


Maera at first seems to merely ignore Kusardo, but then she turns and looks at his drawn blade, "How like you, Skeith, always the aggressive one, ready to take on more than you can."

Maera smiles unnervingly at Kimono, "A mere sign? No. It's your name. Or at least, the name of a potential you hold. Can't you feel it? You can't deny that it's there."

Twin Lightning steps forward on either side of Kimono, "What do you want, Maera?" They ask in unison.

"Corbenik," Maera says, looking over the shoulder of Kimono toward Kiku, "Where are you going?"

"A-away from you!" Kiku says defensively, turning to run toward the door.

The smile fades from Maera's lips, "I'm afraid not; you are coming, are you not?"

Kiku freezes. "What?" She asks.

"I asked you, are you coming?" Maera repeats.

"Where?" Kiku asks.

"Don't you know where?" Maera asks, sounding slightly disappointed.

Kiku's eyes widen, and it looks as though she's about to reply, when a trio of bizarre figures walk in from the door behind Maera, and she glances over her shoulder to look at them. Two of them are blade brandiers, and each hold a strange, jagged blade. One of these has a well toned bare chest, with armoured legs and a shoulder plate upon his left shoulder. His skin is tinted a greenish colour, while his face is half green, half black. The other blade brandier is almost akin to a knight in azure, plate armour, with white hair that covers his face to just above his mouth. He has what would appear to be the remnants of wings, appearing nothing more than strange metallic structures that vaguely resemble a set of avian wings, and a couple of white feathers dangle off of them. The final person and apparent leader of the trio is dressed mostly in red, with short, spiked blue-green hair and a red hat. He has a muffler that blocks view of the lower portion of his face, and only one of his eyes is visible, the other hidden under his hair, as a seemingly glowing green. In his hands are two blades, each three pronged, with two on either side of the main one, jutting out at a bizarre angle. The leader also seems to have an aura of blue fire.

"Maera," The leader says, sounding slightly cold and demanding, "We can't ignore you for much longer; you are intentionally damaging the World!"

"Azure Kite." Maera acknowledges, "Do you intend to lose again?" She asks, reaching behind her back and pulling out a blade that is identical to the ones Kite is wielding to verify the truth of her statement.

"If I must." Kite responds, "I will stop you."

Maera glances back at the group, "Gorre, Tarvos, Skeith, I expect you to look after Corbenik, alright? Give my regards to the other four if you see and recognize them."

Azure Kite also addresses the group, "Go on! We'll take care of Maera."

With the battle begun, the barrier that appears at the start of battles encases Maera and the Azure Knights, leaving Twin Lightning and the party to their own devices. The battle between Maera and the Azure Knights completely blocks off the doorway to the south.

"Let's go!" Rei Lightning calls, quickly directing everyone toward the blue flame door.

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 21:45:34.

Topic: Star Wars: The Outer Rim
Subject: One shot from the lil droid


Kate examines the situation. Quilla seems stable for the moment, but restoring her may cause the remaining droids to pick her as a target. Even if unlikely, it isn't a risk worth taking, especially since Kate can only use the MA's once per day per patient.

So, instead, Kate goes on the offensive, seeing as how the combat will be over soon enough anyway. She rolls behind one of the remaining droids, and from one of her frontal compartments a bizarre arm comes out. This one is jointed, but rather than a claw at the end, it has almost a blaster-like tip.

It takes no longer than a nanosecond for a strong electric pulse to shoot from the electroshock probe to crackle around and through the droid.

((Melee touch attack with electroshock probe and hopefully I get to fry its circuits))

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 16:52:37.

Topic: SW: TOR Q&A
Subject: Hmm


Well, my last post does kind of cover two rounds, but since circumstances have changed, I might do something different.

Well, I'll write something up ^_^

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 16:15:41.

Topic: ~*Whom Gods Annoy*~
Subject: Huh?


"Uhh, what enemy?" Iskanna asks, looking in the direction Toby is pointing.

After a moment of staring, Iskanna murmurs, "I don't think my sight is as clear as yours."

"Oh well, here..." Iskanna says, raising her bow, "Look from behind my shoulder, and angle my bow arm toward wherever the sentry is as best you can."

((After this is done))

"Alright, I should still be able to hit, in using my spell." Iskanna says, before murmuring.

"Ad ghv togwr hq ghv tic, aao k grmiu ao anoeg."

The very air itself then seems to form an almost unfelt cylinder, something to provide her arrow with a trajectory that is impossible otherwise. Then, she lets the feeling of the power of nature rise through her as she nocks and pulls back the bowstring, making sure to hardly stray from the angle. The power of the hurricane, the tornado's fury, the volcano's might... the power of nature when it brings forth destruction. Iskanna temporarily closes her eyes as she feels the dark power engulf her and her arrow. She snaps her eyes open and fires the black arrow.

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 03:29:26.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE Q&A
Subject: Cutscene...


Right now we're at a more-important cutscene, so be careful

And in a game, this would be a cutscene; this isn't supposed to be an actual battle... unless you end up making it into that...

I'm sorry I moved forward without you posting to the 'point of no return' Serge, but I really wanted to get to this cutscene; I had been thinking about it quite a bit recently ^_^

Well, good luck!

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 02:40:18.

Topic: Inconceivable Crusaders Q&A
Subject: Umm, Loki


The group's been together for at least a couple of months, so everyone knows each other...

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 01:16:01.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Who's there?!


"Well then, off we go!" Rei Lightning shouts as she leaps into the vortex.

Soon enough, everyone else follows, except for Kiku, who remains for just a moment longer. "How strange... and interesting. I'm going to find out more." She resolves, before finally entering as well.

The swirling colours of the vortex quickly overload everyone's FMD, causing it to go black. When vision returns, Rei and Gho Lightning can be seen helping everyone up. The background music is dramatically different than that of the Outer Dungeon and even the other areas, and the graphics are quite different too. The walls are made of tiled stone, and upon some sections of the wall are blue graphics, likely representing different Wave attributes. Lanterns light up the square room, with one door in front and one other behind. Where the party appeared is in the centre of the room, facing the door to the north. The background music is initially a series of strong deep drum beats, almost sounding like a heartbeat at first before it is overlaid by higher pitch notes of different instruments, adding to the spooky feel of the area.

Gho Lightning smiles, "We're at the lowest level of the dungeon, next to our destination, which is through that door."

Gho Lightning points at the doorway to the north. This doorway is open, and seemingly leading to blackness, which one would expect is another room, not unlike the other behind the party. However, this particular doorway also seems to be bathed in a blue fire, which radiates and contrasts with the darkness behind it.

"Why does that one have blue fire?" Kiku asks.

"Oh, it's a warning to normal players," Rei Lightning replies, "We don't need to worry about it."

The Twin Lightning characters head toward the blue fire door, but don't get farther than a single step.

"I was beginning to think you wouldn't be coming." A female voice says from behind the group.

Immediately, both Rei and Gho Lightning visibly tense, "Maera." they almost hiss.

Turning toward the source, everyone can see that Twin Lightning is quite right; hovering above the floor not even ten paces away from the group is Maera, her wings beating softly. She hovers there, almost expectantly, her arms crossed, and her hands not holding anything.

"I'm impressed." Maera says, "It would seem you and the others are bound, perhaps destined, to run into each other. Already, you've found five of the others. You have been busy haven't you, Gorre?"

The phonetic of the name Maera calls Twin Lightning is exactly like if Gho and Rei were said together as a single word.

"What do you want, Maera?" Gho Lightning asks bluntly.

Ignoring him, Maera examines Kimono, Kusardo, and finally Kiku, her eyes slightly widening at Kiku.

"Tarvos, Skeith, and... Corbenik." She murmurs, seemingly to name each in turn.

Her lips curve into a slight smile as she looks at Kiku, regarding Kiku carefully. Strangely enough, when she calls those names, you feel something, something that can only be thought of as 'inside', yet you know it isn't in you. It is almost an acknowledgement, or perhaps it is recognition, but either way, the sensation is alarming. Unconsciously, Kiku begins to back away from Maera, her hesitant footsteps sounding sharply off of the floor.

Posted on 2008-08-15 at 00:36:41.

Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders
Subject: Climb in Silence, Risk no Noise...


It had been a couple of months since the group had been together, yet no more about Jevaf had she given than her name, and by now the others could come to expect nothing more. There was something about the quiet Drow that seemed to suggest she had little to say. Perhaps it was her lack of speech and opinion, or perhaps it was the dangerous glint in her eyes when the conversation shifted to query about her past and particular skills. Regardless of what it was, she kept to herself, even after these months, and even now she is silent, with only the noise of her equipment truly making any noise for her.

Professionally, she fastens spikes to the tips of her leather boots, securing them about her ankles. Once finished this, she judges the face of the climb. Deeming the harness and her pitons and rope to be unnecessary for this short distance, Jevaf pulls out a set of metal claw-like gauntlets, with a spike extending from each fingertip. She fastens these carefully to her hands, and begins her ascent, stabbing into any cracks she spots with her feet, or balancing on a good foothold, as she reaches upward almost catlike with her hands. Each stone and each crack she considers before either clasping the hold or stabbing her spiked fingers into an array of cracks before stepping up further. She concentrates on her task, her eyes wary as she goes further up.

((Climbing, Taking 10))

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 04:21:38.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Last Chance to Run


Thankfully, there are only two other encounters with Outer Bugs, although, with the way the party is handling them, there might as well be more for the easy experience. Soon, the party can feel impatience gnawing at them, wanting to get to the end already.

Finally, the end is in sight, quite literally. The path just stops at a dead end. However, to the side of the bizarre floor is what appears to be a simplified graphic version of a platform, not unlike those you see in dungeons and areas. Ahead, there is a swirling vortex that appears to be made of the background graphics converging and spiralling into a single point. There is even added colour from an unknown source; this must be another portal.

"Alright. This is your last chance." Gho Lightning warns.

"Past this point, there is no turning back; logging out cannot reverse what you will see." Rei Lightning says cautiously.

"Power, some will call it that. It is power in a way, but it is also alive. Take that into consideration, and do not take it lightly." Gho Lightning adds.

"Of course, this is the power Gho and I are seeking specifically; your own will be in different places." Rei Lightning continues, "That is, of course, only if you choose to meet its challenge and embrace it."

"But if you want to back away, this will be your last and only chance to do so." Gho Lightning finishes.

Kiku's eyes widen slightly, but for some reason, she doesn't seem too surprised. "This is... more than a game." She murmurs.

Rei Lightning nods, "Yes. Far more."

Kiku turns and looks at Kimono and Kusardo, her eyes neither pleading nor warning, just curious about what they choose to do.

Net gain for the two fast-forwarded encounters:
3120 exp each (instant 3 level ups)
6240 gp each

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 03:23:10.

Topic: Welcome or Not!
Subject: They're Here


Sen audibly gasps. Well, it isn't that audible to others, seeing as how she is far above the ground, but it still is there nonetheless. This feeling...

Sen sniffs the air, vaguely sensing it. The aura of the pursuers, of her specifically. So they finally came. Sen sighs; why didn't they just leave her alone?! Still, the aura is quite weak, so she has time. How much time, well, that was hard to tell.

Nothing. There doesn't seem to be any hanging or anything happening. Something's going on. Sen quickly departs to the meeting location, and finds Erihsehc.

"I'm not sure what's happening, but that man wasn't brought out for trial or anything from what I could see." Sen whispers.

He'd been open with her, well, and she kind of nosed herself into his business, but was it fair to tell him about the Pursuers? No, Sen decides, it would only worry him, and he had enough on his mind.

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 01:51:06.

Topic: ~*Whom Gods Annoy*~
Subject: Sounds Good... but...


"Umm, wouldn't they notice if we picked one off, like if I shot one?" Iskanna asks.

She averts her black eyes away, "Sorry, I really don't know much about tactics; I prefer reading the books about theory, especially magical, not battles... those I tend to fall asleep with..."

Absently, Iskanna begins to braid her long black hair behind her.

"Well, I have a spell that would be sure I would hit one of them without any chance of missing... so... if you pick a sentry, did you want me to use that?" She asks.

Finishing her braid, Iskanna ties the end off with a white ribbon that she had loosely tied around her wrist.

"So... what enemy am I supposed to shoot?" Iskanna asks.

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 01:30:15.

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


Vilyamar, was there anything you wanted to do in Wanqir before the others arrive?

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 01:06:03.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: Pouting...


Ocyari scuffs the ground with her foot. It just wasn't fair. No one ever took her seriously. Oh, they can seem to be nice and say nice things, but in the end, it was always the same. 'No, you're too young.' Ocyari grits her teeth; she could just see that happening with this group. Well, it basically already has.

Well, next time she wouldn't merely volunteer; she'd go right ahead anyway without permission. Heh, I've done it already. Ocyari thinks, Then maybe they'll actually look at and consider me.

Ocyari's mouth curls slightly in distaste, Nah, unlikely; they'll just think I'm being stupid. I'll just have to keep doing it until they realize I actually can do something.

Ocyari bites her lip; just thinking about it ticks her off.

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 01:03:38.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Hmm...


Makes me wonder what exactly Ocyari's test would have been...

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 00:36:37.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: You needn't worry


Since you posted, you're fine

As for where you're headed, the most likely place would be Wanqir... as there you'd be able to pick up a new weapon, and as it's the capital, you'd be able to deduce that if anything were to be announced, it'd be said and done there first...

Posted on 2008-08-14 at 00:27:04.

Topic: Looking for Interest in New Online RPG
Subject: Hmm, I think there's a bit of a question


We might have to see how many of the other people are still around... I am, but I know Duncan74's not able to access as often right now...

Should we take a roll call?

Posted on 2008-08-13 at 03:04:19.

Topic: Looking for Interest in New Online RPG
Subject: Poke!


Maera and Reena are basically ready

Posted on 2008-08-13 at 02:44:17.

Topic: D&D 4.0 Discussion
Subject: I guess I'll finally put something in here...


When it comes to any system, there's bound to be flaws. This is true of anything, not just D&D. I don't know much about 4e D&D, (well, in truth my only knowledge really applies to 3.5e) but I guess I'll share my opinion.

Reralae's Disclaimer: the following is my own, personal opinion; I am not saying it's 'right', nor am I saying anyone else is 'wrong'. It's just what I'm feeling at this point in time

If systems are the 'pen and paper' with which we write campaigns with, and we don't like the style of pen or layout of the paper, we can always just make adjustments as we see fit. It may be inconvenient, but if the 4e system is better for some things, and just lacking in others, then why not fix it and add your own personal touches that you want? If you have the right players, you can even make what is initially a 'hack'n'slash' type system into a thorough world with in depth storylines and role-play. It's one thing to not be happy with the system for some things, which is understandable, but that doesn't mean it still can't be used. It requires a bit more work, yes, but that doesn't mean it might not be worth it. What the DMG and PHB and other books say in the end are only suggestions; as the Game/Dungeon Master, you can totally go against their suggestions and add your own things.

So, I guess I don't really have an opinion on 4e in it being a 'good' or 'bad' system; I just see it as a different toolkit with which to build worlds of fantasy, even if I have to add in some of my own tools

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 18:37:17.

Topic: The Day They Woke Up on the Wrong Side of Reality
Subject: Wow... for doing nothing, I still end up with the highest posting initiative


Galen blankly stares at the oncoming skeletons. There is primarily no course of action he can take at this time, and so he stares blankly into the 'eyes' of one of the skeletons, his eyes misting over as he thinks.

He lets go, feeling his soul's feelings. Among them he finds anger and hatred; that would be Darkside. It exists, but it isn't right. Galen holds his hands up to around the vague location of his heart, opened and cupped, as though they were holding an orb of some kind. Regardless of whether it occurs in reality or not, Galen closes his eyes and visualizes the anger and hatred being drawn to that area between his hands, into an orb of dark emotion. He imagines it being contracted into a physical form, and closes his hands as it does so. A blood red crystal, that is what he imagines. Then, as he grasps it, he imagines one of the magic circles he had made being etched into the face of the crystal, glowing a contrasting royal blue upon its red surface. When that's done, he imagines it as a pendant he is wearing, and lets his hands down to his sides.

It is a seal, a mental one at that, and it is only as strong as his will, but it is better than nothing. Hatred and anger are such useless emotions. Galen thinks, In the end, they only serve to make things worse. They just shouldn't exist.

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 18:10:19.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: *twitch twitch*


Niamedris quickly leaps from Haila's arms as he senses her emotions. Haila's heart pounds quickly, partly out of fear, but more out of anger. She stares ahead, with a dangerous glint in her eyes, and it almost seems as though she is forcing herself to stay calm.

"I thought," Haila says, her voice strained.

For just a moment, it appears as though Haila stops herself, but then she stomps her foot, her face livid.

"I thought you said you'd stop trying to give me a heart attack!" She finally shouts, "I swear, at this rate I'm going to have to kill you so you can stop trying to get yourself killed!"

With that outburst, Haila sighs and slumps to the floor, her head in her hands. "I can't take this..." She mutters.

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 17:45:04.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: You know, ignoring really makes Ocyari do things she shouldn't


Ocyari raises an eyebrow with the immediate shushing of her.

"You're all just ignoring me aren't you?" She says accusingly, "Do you think I'm just some little pip squeak who can't do anything besides tag along like someone's dog? There's a reason I'm such a good cookie snatcher, as well as why I'm here you know!"

Angry, Ocyari stomps over to the wall and sits down with her arms crossed, pouting.

"I should just do the stupid test anyway," Ocyari grumbles.

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 16:59:29.
Edited on 2008-08-12 at 17:04:32 by Reralae

Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders -- Recruitment
Subject: Meh


My mind supplied sleeves for the mental image I had for a 'cloak'.

It is a hooded robe then. Whatever.

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 02:04:30.

Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders -- Recruitment
Subject: That's...


Her armour; not her cloak. She hides the daggers specifically in the sleeves of her cloak.

Also, it's not half-moon, it's crescent moon; they aren't the same

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 01:50:30.
Edited on 2008-08-12 at 01:51:26 by Reralae

Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders -- Recruitment
Subject: Jevaf Goerh


Jevaf wears relatively form fitting leather armour, tinted a purple shade by unknown means, and also wears a purple cloak which she often wears with the hood up, keeping her face in shadow with only her long, silvery hair flowing out from it. Her yellow eyes pierce the places she gazes to, and appear cold to any who look into them. The sheathe at her side holds a long, slender rapier, while upon her back lies a bow and quiver. However, even if she puts these aside, she is still armed. Her two other weapons lie hidden within her sleeves: two elegant yet deadly daggers, seemingly carved out of the metal rather than smelted into shape. The blade and handle curves, forming a crescent moon shape, while the guard is a second crescent moon overlaying the other. Jevaf's clothing is plain, with no true identifying marks, yet on the middle finger of her right hand is a golden signet ring bearing the emblem of a dagger made out of the very air itself. She carries another ring as well, however this one is not as ornate, worn on the index finger of the left hand, and only appearing as a metal band with an engraved pattern that, when examined, appears to weave about the band endlessly.

(the 'j' is pronounced more like a 'y' in her name)

Posted on 2008-08-12 at 01:26:15.
Edited on 2008-08-12 at 01:27:09 by Reralae

 


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