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Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Shift change

Done, and yes, with that you'll recover 2 more ability points per ability, meaning you'll be almost fully recovered.

BTW... does anyone actually intend to ask Xira anything directly? If not, I'll edit that post into the update...

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 19:22:36.
Edited on 2008-11-06 at 19:35:18 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: Speak of the... Well, what is she?

"If you are that interested, then just ask. If I am inclined, or the knowledge isn't a secret, then I'll answer." Xira's voice trails back to the others, "I don't twist the truth like humans and other beings seem to do."

'Humans'. The use of that word by one typically implies that they are not human, however, Xira looks very much human. Or, at the very least, looks as though she was human at one point. At the camp, Xira sets her own sleeping spot vaguely off to the side of the group, and even though she is invited to eat dinner by Farah, Xira declines. After a moment, where it seems everyone does not wish to take up the offer, Xira turns away.

"Where did you get the scythe?" Willow asks, probably surprising herself with raising the question.

Glancing back over her shoulder, Xira replies tonelessly, "At a crater in the desert."

Willow raises an eyebrow. That was peculiar. Why would there be a crater in the desert, assuming it is sand, unless the impact was recent or there was something preventing the hole from filling. Not to mention, why would the scythe be just lying there, unless...

"Just lying there?" Willow asks, to be sure of her train of thought.

"No." Xira replies simply, answering the question, but nothing more.

Becoming aware that her questioning has attracted some attention, by the eyes of the others settling between her and Xira, Willow looks down and mutters, "Oh," and ceases her questions. With a last look at the baleful item, she reaffirms her decision to question Mist (preferably aside from Armand and Deunan) on watch that night.

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 18:25:06.
Edited on 2008-11-07 at 05:00:28 by Reralae

Topic: Which Greek God are You?
Subject: Athena

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 18:06:04.
Edited on 2008-11-08 at 02:40:50 by Reralae

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

This is the schedule I've devised for shifts. If anyone has any objections or wishes to change it, say so, and we will see if it can be done.

1st Hour: Willow, Mist, Deunan, Armand
2nd Hour: Willow, Mist, Deunan, Armand
3rd Hour: Dusk, Akihiko, Mitsuru
4th Hour: Dusk, Akihiko, Mitsuru
5th Hour: Dusk, Yin, Sora
6th Hour: Dusk, Yin, Sora
7th Hour: Dusk, Xira, Manalagna
8th Hour: Dusk, Xira, Manalagna
9th Hour: Dusk, Dev, Farah
10th Hour: Dusk, Dev, Farah

and it's 5 two-hour shifts because if a shift is 2 hours, that's two hours that need to be done over top of the 8 hours of sleep, so 10 hours in all.

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 17:57:18.
Edited on 2008-11-06 at 19:22:50 by Reralae

Topic: Buried Secrets Q&A
Subject: Call me impatient...

I'm starting to get really excited about this game; Shianna already has two good friends...

I can't wait!

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 05:24:01.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: HAMMER!!!

We need a post from you! Contribute your vague incomplete knowledge of Xira to answer Dusk's query on the previous page so I can update

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 03:58:59.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Note to self

For update later: Omen spell results with 'safety'

"Safety: You aren’t in any immediate
danger. If you continue on your present
course (or remain where you are
if you have been stationary for some
time before casting the spell), you
will face no significant monsters,
traps, or other challenges for the
next hour or so." ~Spell Compendium

Posted on 2008-11-06 at 00:35:16.

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

I know how where Sib-kun has allotted his ability score healing points, but I need that from both Vilyamar and Hammer.

To recap: Vilyamar and Hammer, you have both taken 5 points of ability damage to each ability. You have restored 15 points, but how much to each ability is up to you. I need to know where you're putting those points...

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 23:26:59.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 23:31:43 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Sigh... must I repeat myself?

You are fortunate because you can spend time to 'recharge' your class abilities. The others don't have that, but can still replenish their spells by taking a rest of normal length.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 22:51:43.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: Want to switch?

"Well then, if we're to play everyone to their strengths," Mitsuru interjects, "Then why don't you take the Scout's place, so she can scout the area?"

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 22:45:05.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: It's a good point

But... I'm going to still go by what I said earlier... and the primary reason for that is I think you'll need to be able to do so. (Uh oh! What does that mean?!)

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 22:34:00.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Oh don't worry

There is a fail % chance; I had that thought out before you mentioned it, Vilyamar.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 21:33:24.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: There is precision, then there is impracticality

To my knowledge, that is the correct formula, however, what you have substituted has errors. The number of rests one has taken in the day is not a factor. It would be easier to develop a sine curve based on the time of day that would be a multiple of how long you have to rest.

If you truly wish to be precise, you will have to take into consideration the meaning of the word 'midnight'. For my purposes, it will be simply the mid point between dawn and dusk. You also have to take into consideration the time of the year, which alters the length of time in which it is 'day' and in which it is 'night'.

In other words, what you are trying to do is rather impractical, and a level of detail not required of me under normal circumstances. For simplicity, even if it does not follow exactly what the formula would be, Dusk will have to rest 3 hours. If you want to know why I have chosen three rather than two as I have stated above, it is because your persistence in this matter has shown that I do need to consider the maximum amount of time that Dusk would need to rest based on the amount of time. Besides which... how would Dusk know that he is capable of doing the ability again? It isn't like a lightbulb where if it's on that means you can do it and if it's off you can't. If one considers a variance of reality, you don't know that you can do the ability until you try. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. It is through trial and error that one perceives how much one is capable of, and if one has restored their ability to do so again.

If this is unacceptable to you, then I'm sorry to say but that's too bad, because I do not wish to go through the foundations of Tiancann's reality, which furthermore raises the question of exactly where it is in its solar system and whether it has more than one moon, but you only perceive one, etc.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 21:15:50.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Clock Tower Q&A
Subject: Characters

I guess I'll make a basic character stub... Kind of to list the people you meet up with as well as the list of 'party members' for reference, so you don't have to look through the pages of the game thread to remember where the person was and what they looked like when they whispered to you from a back alley

[The Party's PCs]
Guinevere "Feyheart"
Sibelius Eos Owm
Female 17 yrs
92 lbs
-Hazel eyes
-Platinum-blond hair, shoulder blade-length
-Fair skin

Sebastian Crowkiller
Eol Fefalas
Lesser Supernatural (Feral)
Male 21 yrs
191 lbs
-Black hair
-Green/Gold (lupine) eyes
-Lakota Sioux

Eve Handle
Female 28 yrs
110 lbs
-Short, dyed red hair
-Grey eyes

[The Party's NPCs]
Carrie Fernilm
Female 25 yrs
-Brunette hair (usually worn in a long ponytail)
-Brown eyes
-Has crippled legs (uses a manual wheelchair)

Bryan Fernilm
Male 27 yrs
-Black hair
-Blue eyes

Lesser Gifted
Male 34 yrs
-Dark brown hair
-Cleanly shaved
-Brown eyes

[Mysterious NPCs]
???? (seems Mundane in terms of Essence, but...)
Female, appears to be 26 or so
-Blonde hair
-Golden eyes
-Last seen wearing a blue conductor's uniform
-Has an air of peculiarity about them

[Storyline NPCs]

[Other NPCs]

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 17:27:48.
Edited on 2008-11-23 at 18:06:37 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: I don't think so

"I think not." Mitsuru says evenly toward Dusk, "We may have not seen it yet, but the enemy is still out there. For all we know, they could just be waiting, judging our strength without not giving away any of their own. Going on your own is the only temptation they'd need to attack to reduce our numbers."

"Besides," The sylph in the air replies, "I do have the title of a scout for a reason, so if anyone should scout, I'm probably the best bet, since I don't think they can see me either."

((not so much an update as it is to input the resistance Vilyamar is expecting))

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 17:23:47.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Well, call me a mystic

The special abilities that one uses by class are indeed used from within, but I do not believe that merely resting restores the energy required for their use. Ambient energy, that is, energy passageways otherwise imperceivable and generally too weak to be drawn upon at once, aid in the restoration of the ability. They are like ripples upon the surface of the world, where separately they are weak, but together and over time their effects are considerable. Like the tides, the moon also has an influence over this, although it waxes and wanes over a smaller time frame (the course of the day). Generally speaking, at the time of midnight, the ambient energy is always enough to completely restore the use of the ability. But during the day, which is the sun's domain, generally the energy emitted by the sun often smooths out the ripples like a strong wind displaces water. Twilight is the turning point. Well, I could continue, but I believe that should be enough.

You can, manually, restore the ability by concentrating on drawing the ambient energy, but that takes more time. For gameplay purposes, consider resting for the purpose to do so to take twice as long, and you only heal as though it were a single rest length; the concentration takes away from normal benefits of resting in order to draw in enough energy.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 17:08:27.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 17:12:16 by Reralae

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

Depends... for the purposes of healing and being able to recover spells, yes. But for 'daily use abilities', no. Those still hold the same restriction as I've placed above.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 05:56:54.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: I don't understand the basis of your question

If I am guessing correctly your meaning, no. You can sleep for more hours than you need, but you do not gain any benefits for that; you still must rest 1 hour per 24 hour period. You cannot rest 2 hours then go 48 hours straight without resting.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 04:45:41.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 04:45:52 by Reralae

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Don't look at me...

I had nothing to do with it... since I'm unconscious

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 18:43:06.

Topic: SW: TOR Q&A
Subject: Umm

It should be... Meri and I are exchanging posts atm... kind of waiting on Loki right now

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 18:27:55.

Topic: Epitaphs
Subject: To the Two Sisters

One sister dwelt in the day, enjoying the light,
The other dwelt under the sun of the night.
Twins born at the twilight that is true,
Separated between the world that is two.
The day of one is the dream of the other,
So one was left without sister or mother.
As it is with both sides of the same coin,
Neither sister could truly meet or join.
They were born a whole world apart,
Yet, they both shared the same heart.
Fighting the malice breaking the worlds to bits,
And finding the space where both of them fits,
Yet, their story is unfinished and not done,
For the plight has not yet been won.

~Tenee and Ita

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 05:34:45.

Topic: Poetry of Reralae
Subject: The Dealing of the Cards

In one's hand, the deck weighs the world,
Scatter them to see what may have unfurled.
Face down right now, but that's how it should be,
Now bring them back into a pile for me.
One by one, the cards will tell,
Of a story known all too well.
Now take the cards and shuffle them again,
And again if you wish, for their power won't wane.
Will one wither or will one be healed?
The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Now be silent and ask your question of me,
The first card is the answer that we will see.

~the cards in this poem are specifically Tarot Cards, the 22 Major Arcana to be exact

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 03:29:23.
Edited on 2008-11-04 at 03:30:05 by Reralae

Topic: Wilting Rose Q/A
Subject: What are we waiting for?

Are we waiting for something in particular before an update?

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 03:15:40.

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: ...

A shadow of a thought exists in the space of the imagination,
The shadow of that shadow doesn't exist at all.
Machination, interpretation, nullification, and designation.
One plan blossoms, and the other plan withers and dies.
A curse that is born is strongest at its death.
A sunflower blooms, with destruction in its breath.

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 02:59:15.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Clock Tower Q&A
Subject: Auguries of Destruction: The Clock Tower Q&A

Well, I thought I'd put it up, even if the game itself hasn't yet started yet. Good luck! ^_^

Table of Contents
Page 1 - Characters

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 22:11:50.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 17:28:03 by Reralae


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