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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

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: lol


Well, that's provided the others actually let her though...

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 21:56:00.

Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders -- Recruitment
Subject: Actually


It may already be full... let me do a count...

Me
Sibelius Eos Owm
Loki
Wyrmsting
Utan the Orange
Stryke

Assuming none of the above dropped out, it looks full to me

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 20:36:58.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: The hyperactive volunteer...


K, I've put in Ocyari's two cents regarding exactly who and what

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 20:07:58.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: Did someone say stealth?


Ocyari pouts slightly as Miran makes her stop her fun, but her ears perk up (if they could) when the big man mentions stealth.

"Stealth? That's like hide and seek right? Well, the hiding part anyway..." Ocyari pips up before trailing off.

She remembers just the other day, when the small group of children that included her decided to play hide and seek. Needless to say, they weren't able to find her as she was skillfully hidden in a dark corner under the kitchen sink, playing and whispering with the spider that had taken up residence there.

She looks at the others, "I can do that." Ocyari says simply.

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 20:05:20.

Topic: Star Wars: The Outer Rim
Subject: Protocol-type medical droids? Pif, Astro's are better


Kate quickly comes to a halt. Quilla seems to have taken considerable damage, so that had best be healed ASAP. Going against her first course of action, Kate treads right back and up to Quilla as quickly as she can.

(Provided Kate has the time needed for this)

Running medical treatment v1.3 program. Kate's output spool shows for a brief second before a large number of calculations and figures replaces it. From one of her frontal compartments, a rather unique arm appears. Unlike ones manufactured by KTI or other droid companies, this one appears to be nearly made from scratch, but also with joints that allow a flexibility beyond even that of a medical type droid. At the end of the arm is a cylindrical type object with a soft cloth pad at the end of it, and parts within it can barely be heard as they rotate and assemble. After this stops, Kate quickly, but gently, presses the end of the cylinder against Quilla's body. Barely anything can be felt, from the cylinder at any rate, but as the selected components of medical compounds flow through Quilla's body, Quilla does feel strengthened by them. (Hopefully)

((Treat Injury vs DC 15, if successful heals 7 points))

Afterwards, the arm slides back into the compartment from which it came.

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 18:19:39.
Edited on 2008-08-11 at 18:20:44 by Reralae

Topic: Star Wars: The Outer Rim
Subject: Defensive Actions Advised


Kate quickly assesses the situation, then modifies the simulation of what she had previously thought out. Clearly time couldn't be wasted, and so while she assesses the situation, Kate also opens the hangar doors right then rather than wait for later.

After opening the door, or finding out this port doesn't have access to the door, Kate disconnects from the computer port at the same time as reading her new simulation.

Primary objective will be to get to the ship within the time alloted; however, without means to communicate to the organics, there is a high probability they will remain to try to take a stand rather than advance. Kate reasons, Insufficient data regarding the opposing droids. Best course of action would be to move out; discovery is imminent regardless of advancing or falling back.

(Assuming the port by the door is the one to open it and not the one Kate is currently at)

Opening the bay doors is priority one; the action of doing so will likely spur the organics toward the best course of action.

Kate exits the 'closet' and heads to the next port as fast as her little treads can go, using what cover is available. Illogical? No. The rash action has a high probability of getting the desired results. Once again, the best and worst case scenarios have been analyzed, the probability of the desired result assessed, and in any rate it would mean Kate wouldn't be cornered in the 'closet', where she wouldn't be able to do as much.

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 05:00:16.
Edited on 2008-08-11 at 05:02:01 by Reralae

Topic: Whom Gods Annoy - Q/A
Subject: As the first's theme is called...


I'm right here!

Hehehe...

Posted on 2008-08-11 at 03:09:19.

Topic: Welcome or Not!
Subject: A Sight to be Sure


Sen searches through the bag, from the prettiest to the least ornate gem, and finds their truth. Not one of them appears black to her eye. That's good. Sen thinks, relieved, At least I can be sure of these, if I can't be sure of anything else.

Sen closes her eye, then mentally ends the spell. Opening her eyes, she takes the bag, and then puts it back in her own. She flies above the city and waits, the three stones she were to use in hand: one to see the proceedings clearly, when she hides away from its view, one to initiate the stasis, and one to teleport.

But what if they don't hang him? Sen suddenly thinks, Hmm, I wouldn't be surprised if they did something else; we're not all that informed about what path they will take.

Sen grits her teeth, an uncommon notion for a Sylph, Well, in that case, I will have to improvise.

Posted on 2008-08-10 at 17:09:02.

Topic: Star Wars: The Outer Rim
Subject: Function #2: Open Doors


Meaning misinterpreted. Kate realizes with Quilia's motions. Likelihood of further misinterpretation with attempts to correct it is greater than 75%; silence is advised.

So, ignoring Quilia, Kate opens the doors in Lelian's path, and once Lelian enters the starship, Kate will open the hangar doors.

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 18:29:56.

Topic: SW: TOR Q&A
Subject: Probably not


From the sounds of it, our chars were just making the plan as they went...

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 18:29:02.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: Oooh, Shadow Puppets!


As the party makes their way to the Heart of Darkness, with the ever increasingly formidable atmosphere, Ocyari begins to glance back and forth at a faster and faster speed, her eyes looking to pierce the shadows and the darkness. It isn't out of fear, for Ocyari seems to actually be excited. She never really got to stay up this late, and she never got to wander the city before, so this was a truly new experience for her.

"Not that pretty here is it?" Ocyari murmurs to herself.

The shadows flicker with the flickering lantern light, and Ocyari watches them, slightly mesmerized by the sight. Then an idea strikes her, and she holds out her hand, beginning to make shadow puppets. She giggles at her efforts, producing a bunny among a number of other things.

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 18:19:40.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Twin Worlds
Subject: Crossroads - Final Round of Combat


Things at this point look rather grim for the group. Recalling with remarkable clarity the fate of the guard just before who was felled by a similar attack, and Okron before that, things had to be brought to an end fast.

Viis continues playing, hoping for the best situation to come, all the while hopefully aiding his companions.

Charlet, taking no chances, quickly casts a displacement spell, causing Sable's form to appear elsewhere.

It is Ignis, however, that rather than improving Sable's defence, continues her offencive. "Magic Missile" She calls as she unleashes another three shimmering bolts of force. However, only the first would be needed, as it tears through the Linsemptus Scout's head, with the rest of the Scout's body dissolving into mist.

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 18:01:54.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Alright, sorry for the delay


I'm thinking of doing a major update where everyone comes into Wanqir at the same time, and also realizing PC to PC interactions (finally!).

However, for that to happen, I'll need Hammer to do something, or do you think I should go ahead and just take over his character temporarily to get him to Wanqir, or drop him?

Also, for Wyrmsting, unfortunately I won't have an update for you until later, as you're not going to run into anything for a while (until the group is formed and so forth).

Well then... good luck!

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 17:53:22.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: Godspeed... or however you spell it *sweatdrop*


Hylon City
Barrahen's Office
22 minutes after Twilight


Barrahen shakes his head sadly, "Unfortunately, the only portal the High Wizards consistently maintain is between Girhn and Wanqir, as travel through the mountains is quite inconvenient for their merchants."

"Be as strong as the light, and be swift to break the darkness." Barrahen says in farewell.

Within moments, the trio are mounted and ride forth for Wanqir, their mission firmly in mind... or something to talk (and perhaps complain) about at any rate for one.

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 17:49:30.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: The Plight


Wanqir City
Main Square
20 minutes after Twilight


It is a while after Dusk first arrived, but now finally something seems to be happening. The crowd quiets as a group of well-dressed people make their way down from the castle. Evidently, these are the members of the High Council, numbering ten in all, with two representatives from each city, always one man and one woman. Upon each person's garb, there is the emblem of the city they represent: the swirling depiction of water surrounding a shaft of bamboo for Aqinarr, the hard diamond broken by an axe representing Girhn, the woven wood and leaf emblem of Hylon, the faint wind and sand emblem of Fonhinqann, and finally, a stone surrounded by four coloured crystals to show the epicentre of Wanqir.

They are almost dressed in priestly robes, each with their emblem displayed on front, with a larger version on their back. The colours of their city are woven into each representative's gown, with an interplay of all of them for Wanqir. There is the shining mythril garments of Girhn, an aqua tone for the representatives for Aqinarr, a sand and almost wind-worn colour for Fonhinqann, and a leaf green for Hylon. Each also has a similarly coloured, yet simple circlet, made of a proper stone or material to represent the prime materials of their respective city. Their faces are hidden, however, by coloured silk that is held by their circlets forming veils.

"My friends!" A female voice calls out, seemingly from above, yet when everyone looks, no one is there.

"The Scout." A person next to Dusk murmurs, her tone undecipherable with such a short phrase amidst the ambient noise.

"I have been to the site of the cracks you see in the sky, and they are no simple thing. They are cracks within the world itself!"

This incredulous sentence sparks fear and disbelief within the crowd, which soon threatens to get out of hand, until suddenly the noise fades altogether. One of the guards stationed by the High Council has their hands pointed toward the crowd, likely holding it under a magically induced silence.

"It is something to fear, and it is questionable, but, regardless, it is true." The Scout continues, "At the peak of the mountain of Venerro, the cracks begin, which leads us, the high wizards and myself, to believe that the source lies within Venerro itself."

"The diviners among the high wizards have looked, and found this to be true. There is a force, seemingly from another world, which has pierced this world at a point within Venerro. From this hole, a strange enemy has appeared."

"What they are, we do not know. However, you can begin to see them as they make their way down the mountain on Venerro, and they are many."

At these words, most people indeed look beyond the castle to Venerro, and the uppermost regions of the mountain appear almost blanketed by waves of heat.

"In light of this." One of the representatives speaks, which one is difficult to determine as you cannot see their faces, "We've already sent word to build an advance party which will strike at the source of this disturbance before it gets out of hand."

Dusk notices that the guard that was holding the silence seems to have stopped, but most people are speechless at the moment anyway.

Posted on 2008-08-08 at 17:43:43.
Edited on 2008-08-09 at 17:46:25 by Reralae

Topic: Silent Hill: Eternal Decay
Subject: One cold look


At first it appears as though Cindi is merely ignoring Delilah, but then her eyes glance over and she turns her head in one look. If glares could kill, hers would have done so. I should have known it'd be raised again. It would seem I'm the one who has to use small words. She thinks bitterly.

"Could someone replace the broken record already?" Cindi asks, grabbing something in the air and tossing it aside.

"Does look as though I need to hear it again? That fact has already been established in my mind before it was even spoken." Cindi says coldly, "What I was trying to talk about is something quite different, if not entirely."

"Heh, do you honestly think I am blind? I've already seen the picture, and that's why I move directly to specifics, because I don't need to talk about it. Do you wish to compare and contrast? In that case, here's what I see:"

"We are a group of people in an environment that can alternate between a stagnant nothingness, and a very hostile and unforgiving night, for lack of better descriptions offhand. We have little in terms of supplies as far as I can tell, specifically, food, water, and first aid. Physical shelter does not seem to be an issue as of yet, as weather appears rather stagnant so far. The current weapons we possess are rather inadequate in terms of capability to defend ourselves, either having so small a range that it risks counterattack, or having range but unreliable with limited ammunition. As of yet, we have no suitable transportation besides our feet, and do not know what skills we possess that could be of use at a later time. Also, we have little information regarding locations of such places where we'd be able to acquire any of these."

"Now, if you really want me to be quiet." Cindi says, more toward Jonah than Delilah, pausing thoughtfully, "There are a number of ways to do so. Simply not to acknowledge my existence, and therefore I will have no reason to speak, cutting out my vocal chords or otherwise muting me, and obviously, you can of course just kill me."

She says each of the options with indifference, at least as can be determined by tone and body posture. Regardless of whether she is truly indifferent or not, merely expressing particularly the final option without much of a reaction would likely cause one to consider whether or not Cindi is stable and sane.

Posted on 2008-08-07 at 21:59:10.
Edited on 2008-08-07 at 22:00:04 by Reralae

 


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