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Topic: Silent Hill: Eternal Decay
Subject: ... True... but only partially

"There are people who would say so," Cindi says in response to Jonah, "and it is true that who we were is no longer important as 'we have been blessed with a blank slate'."

Cindi exaggerates her notion with a sweep of her arms.

"However," Cindi says sharply, "Personally, that is not the reason why I seek my memories. As of yet, we've done many things out of reflex. The accuracy, even if marred, of my shot, Chris's effective disarming of me." Cindi notably grits her teeth a bit with this sentence, "And likely other things I have not been witness to. My point is, these are latent. We do not consciously know what we can and cannot do. Memories are just an insight into that, providing us with knowledge of what skills we possess."

"Without that, we are, primarily, clueless to our capabilities. As such, if we are not careful, it would be easy to think we should have a skill when in truth we do not, and overexert ourselves because of that. Therefore, the knowledge of what skills we possess, as would be shown in our memories, is crucial. Do you not agree?"

Posted on 2008-07-26 at 16:39:38.

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

Is that right though?

I might be misreading it, but in the PM it sounded like Ocyari just slipped away to help guide Paomallen; she wasn't actually told to guide or accompany him, hence her overhearing the brief conversation between Ormander and Paomallen.

However, in Utan's last post, it is stated that Ocyari was sent as well.

So, I guess my question is, is Ocyari actually there 'legitimately'... or did she just say that to Paomallen to ease his feelings or something?

Posted on 2008-07-26 at 16:26:01.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: That's not much of an answer...

Ocyari pouts slightly at Miran's answer, her lower lip extending just partially forward before she replies, "You know, 'something bad' is just about everything I ever get to hear. That's why I end up having to eavesdrop in order to find out anything!"

"Still, I can learn and take care of myself!" She says, bringing one hand up to cover the quiver as she flawlessly backflips out of the group's reach.

"Besides," Ocyari continues, examining the nails on her other hand, "Do you really want to waste time just escorting me back to the orphanage, when I'll just slip away again? It's pretty easy to do you know."

She looks at the group, her eyes widening and pleading, "So you wiiillll take me with you won't you?"

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 22:30:16.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Hehehe

I do my best

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 19:45:25.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: Hello!

"Oh my!" The little girl exclaims, running over to the fallen warrior.

She looks around at the others there, recognizing each in turn as the ones who had come to the orphanage earlier. She is dressed in plain leather armour, and upon her back is a quiver that seems a bit too big for her, filled with arrows, and a small bow that is sized for her. Her braided brown hair flies behind her as she rushes forward, and in her young green eyes, concern can be clearly seen. Her movements are swift and agile as she takes in the entire scenario.

"Umm," The girl hesitates, "So what just happened here?!" She blurts.

"By the way, I'm Ocyari, this is Paomallen." She adds, indicating the person she was with, "And you would be... umm..." recalling in her mind the others coming to the orphanage, she points and names each in turn, "Miran, Llammoth, Beinsel, and Percifeer, right?"

Turning back to the other, unmoving one, she adds, sadly, "And Pio..."

"What happened?" She asks again.

((On a side note: Ocyari is pronounced 'oh-see-ar-ee' ))

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 19:37:20.
Edited on 2008-07-25 at 21:41:37 by Reralae

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: I don't know

I haven't seen Philosopher on in a while, and he hasn't updated his campaign or posted in his campaign's Q&A in a while...

He seems to have disappeared

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 19:34:50.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Beginnings and Ends... well, more Ends than Beginnings

Well, I haven't heard from Hammer or Vilyamar in a while on here, and Shades wants to drop out since it's been a while since he posted for his character last so he's kind of lost interest in his character.

So, I suppose the question is... do we simply continue without them, or do we look out for more players?

If the former, then it'll be fairly simple for me to provide a couple of NPC's for the party to make up for the loss of people.

If the latter, I guess we'll have to wait until someone makes up a character and joins...

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 18:26:04.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE The Board
Subject: Rumours: Thread Name: Eldest Awakening?!

Subject: Eldest Awakening?!
Author: Li-yin

Alright, we've all seen Maera use it, but what exactly is it? How does one get the powerful Eldest Awakening?! I am so pumped by the title match, I want to go out and get that power!

Subject: Cheat
Author: Saturday

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's probably a cheat.

Subject: Quest
Author: Sakura

It's not always a hack or a cheat when someone uses something strong! I think it's a quest, and since the animation for it uses Maera's wings, perhaps if you do the quest to get the wings you get Eldest Awakening?

Subject: Blasted Unwritten Quests
Author: Li-yin

Grr, well, that means I'm not going to get it anytime soon. BTW, exactly what is Eldest Awakening? Maera always calls out '[something] Pha' but what is that?

Subject: Summon Spells
Author: Twin Lightning

Those incantations are related to the summoning spells off of R:1, probably hence the term Eldest in the Awakening. There are six of them: Lanceor, the thunder one; Wryneck, the shadowy one; Krake, the aerial one; Vulcan, the fiery one; Merrows, the watery one; and Yarthkins, the stone one. The 'Pha' added to the end of them just implies it's the level 4 version of the spell, or would be normally if it were cast in R:1.

Subject: How do you know?
Author: Li-yin

Twin Lightning, how do you know all these things?

Subject: It's called research
Author: Twin Lightning

It's fairly easy to look up those spells off of R:1, especially in Carmina Gadelica's archives.

Subject: Those are scary!
Author: Li-yin

I tried going into them once... I had to reset my computer in order to get out! There's so many traps and such there! How do you get past them?

Subject: Be careful
Author: Sakura

You just have to be good at timing, observant, and know ALL of the macros to do dodges and so forth with your character.

Subject: Too hard!
Author: Li-yin

ARGH! I give up on that! I'll just stick to asking you guys since you know far more than I could find out!

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 17:06:32.
Edited on 2009-02-27 at 19:16:24 by Reralae

Topic: Welcome or Not!
Subject: None of the above?

Sen giggles, "You seem quite nervous and self conscious around me," She says playfully, but then returns to the task at hand, "Well, we could go after those who had taken Brastion, however, my intuition tells me their lord that they work for won't really care about whether he is guilty or not. Another possibility is that they too are after you, maybe in league with Zenb or seeking to get a reward from him, and are just waiting for you to intervene."

Sen pauses a moment, considering the three gemstones in her hand, "There is another way."

She looks back at Erihsehc, "Provided what that man said is true, that Brastion would be hanged tomorrow, there are a couple of ways I could mislead them. The easiest way would be to teleport him out of whatever jail they'd hold him in, but that'd be quite noticeable. The hardest way, but most believable, would be to let them think they are hanging Brastion, and he appears to be, but in truth I'd be sustaining his life, holding it in a stasis where it cannot be harmed, despite his apparent lack of life. Then, when they throw the body away, I simply teleport him to you, releasing the stasis."

She examines the crystals again, "There is a slim possibility that my magic might be blocked if they too have access to magic, however... crystals and gems, depending on how they are cut and made, can be used to amplify different magics, particularly in the hands of a Sylph."

Sen closes her eyes, thinking. There were a couple of ways this could go wrong, but... she couldn't think of anything better.

She opens her eyes, "So, how about that?"

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 16:38:17.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Dual Vak Don...

Kusardo brings his blade in front to charge, however, the goblin in front of him and the one further away take the opportunity to unleash more magic. The both strike the Edge Punisher with Vak Don, fireballs raining down from the sky above the Edge Punisher as Kiku quickly hurls a potion on him and casts Repth again. (The two Vak Dons did in total 336 damage, Kiku used a Healing Drink and cast Repth on Kusardo, restoring 200)

Using one full combo of her scythe, swinging from side, to side, to side, before unleashing a charged hit, Kimono manages to slay the goblin in front of her.

The goblin just before Kusardo begins backing away as the further one begins casting at Kimono (the ring is flying along the ground toward her).

OOC: I'm going in a sort of action/reaction type way of posting. What I mean by this is, you post your intended actions for a turn, then you see how the opponents react, and if their reactions pose a threat to you, then you can post your own reaction for the following round. As for how long a turn is... I'm kind of going based on how long a person's combo is, or a standard Skill Trigger length, and yes, the charged hit is your sword's combo, hence the Hold and Release aspect of it. Later on, after you're a higher level, then you start going into more detailed aspects of battle, where rather than bashing X all the time, you get to do intricate movements and other un-programmed combos (in this instance, you'd start using the keyboard with each letter as a different stance or movement or slice, which is past your current levels as players)

Current Morale Gauge: 8%

Posted on 2008-07-25 at 00:26:18.
Edited on 2008-07-25 at 00:28:41 by Reralae

Topic: Silent Hill: Eternal Decay
Subject: ...

Cindi's foxlike face twitches, and her body is strangely limp in Chris's grasp; she is not resisting.

"I did not take movement into account." Cindi murmurs to herself.

She looks at Hank directly, her eyes boring into Hank's, "As for what I was doing, I would have thought that'd be obvious. If you show signs of infection, particularly that of the unnatural, you should be aware of the risk you pose to others while you remain alive."

"It follows three steps. Infection, mutation, and outbreak. Quarantine is advised to occur at the beginning. Since quarantine by definition isn't an option in this case, elimination is the alternative."

Cindi's head turns, and as she glances over her shoulder at Chris, her mouth twists into a bit of a grimace, "Do you think it is necessary to hold this position? You already have my only weapon, and as I said earlier, it proves to be unreliable."

"As for you..." Cindi looks over at Jonah, "You haven't said much, however, your lack of speech has already given away a significant amount of information. I presume, as a chief of police, that you would know about me, considering, by a picture obtained by Chris, of past... actions. As such, seeing as you know everyone here, that means we all either have a criminal record of some sort, or work or otherwise are connected to the police department. This is entirely based on a theory, of course, so feel free to prove me wrong. I cannot be sure of them until they are verified, or disproved."

Cindi breathes deeply, her mouth twisted in a mockery of pain, as she awaits what is to happen.

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 05:32:37.
Edited on 2008-07-25 at 01:34:28 by Reralae

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Underestimation is Unwise

Even as Kusardo rushes forward to begin his attack, Kimono rushes past with the Surprise Attack. One goblin is hurled into another, the third remaining unscathed. (20 damage to the one that was hit, 1s for the impacts) However, even as Kimono whacks the third with a horizontal strike (21 damage), the second one gets to its feet and sends a magical circle aimed at Kimono. Reaching her, a number of small fireballs rain down upon her, charring the character. (23 damage per fireball which is four, so 92 damage total)

Kiku quickly responds with a quick Repth spell, restoring Kimono's hp to full. Kusardo by this time has reached the two farther out goblins and begins hitting them with his large blade (25 damage for the first blow, then full charged hit with a semi-explosion impact for 48 damage). The second goblin runs away from the two attackers, while the first and third try to hit them physically with their staffs, but might as well not have (5 damage to each Kusardo and Kimono).

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 05:13:30.

Topic: Star Wars: The Outer Rim
Subject: Configuration Scripts

For once, Kate is standing still, and isn't talking. No, she's not dead, or shut herself off; she's just busy.

Quickly running through the algorithms within her mainframe, Kate is rapidly configuring her new hardware, the vocabulator in particular. Simulations indicate that the current, default tone of the device is monotone. That is unacceptable. In order to better facilitate her meaning to organics, Kate knows it is essential to display different tones for different meanings. Also, organics would likely associate such a voice to be connected to a being without a personality. Some silly droids may think personalities are redundant, but Kate knows better. Personality is part of what defines life, even in non-organics. Besides, she considers herself to have a personality, and it just would not do for her voice to be inadequate.

Increasing the frequency of the speaker would likely provide a more feminine tone, however, simulations indicate that there are a variety of tones that Kate could achieve. Which one is the most... 'Kate'? An illogical and unorthodox problem. She would decide that later, after a thorough analysis of the best way for organics to perceive her by voice. For the moment, Kate settles on a mid-pitch voice, and continues to fine-tune it via simulations because, undoubtedly, the other's wouldn't appreciate the noise of actual trials at the moment.

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 03:27:20.

Topic: Borden Murder Case Investigation
Subject: Luncheon should be soon... isn't dinner far later?

“Brigit, where’s Lizzie?” she asked.

Bridget stops setting up her tray and turns, "Oh, Emma, you're here already? Oh, Lizzie is in the dining room, being interviewed by Mr. Hilliard."

Bridget then begins carefully slicing the pears (assuming Addie got them...) and arranging those on her tray as well, in an elegant, restaurant style. Pouring the hot water into a proper formal tea kettle and putting a couple of peppermint tea bags in it, Bridget also puts this on the tray.

"I think that mutton stew might be a bit old now..." Bridget murmurs thoughtfully, "At least, it isn't proper to serve something old when there are formal guests here."

Bridget carefully places a few dishes and cutlery on the tray, and, balancing it on her arm, begins to make her way to the people who actually have an invitation to be here. She offers tea and pear slices and biscuits to Addie, Dr. Bowen, Alice and the others, carefully making her way around the house and trying not to interrupt people's work. She saves the dining room and the other room being used for interviews for last, trying not to intrude. She knocks before entering in either case and returns to the kitchen if she runs out of something before returning to the others.

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 03:14:34.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Within Room No.1

Kiku nods, and hastens to keep up with the two eager warriors, her staff held out at the ready. In the first room, the group encounters their first batch of enemies... a trio of bizarre goblins. These goblins seem smaller and weaker than the ones Kimono has already killed, however, they are dressed in red and orange robe-like garments, wear a skull-like helm and carry staffs. They haven't yet noticed the group, but are likely to any moment now...

((Yes, I know these particular monsters aren't from GU, but this isn't GU, even if I took the area off of it ^_^))

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 02:44:36.

Topic: The Day They Woke Up on the Wrong Side of Reality
Subject: Potions... chemical formula unknown... user effects will vary

Galen tentatively leaves his stash of raw material in the room in which he found it, and wanders over to the room in which Owen is in, saying almost as an afterthought, "Don't break the others." to anyone else who might be in the room at the time.

Seeing the vials of liquid, as well as the empty one in Owen's and Ian's hands, and their apparent recovery, Galen surmises the events that took place. Potions I'd presume. He thinks, Thankfully ones with curative properties. Now, if only my book covered healing spells within its pages as well... Galen thinks bitterly, It doesn't make much sense to me.

Banishing what would have otherwise been a very long train of thought, Galen wanders over, and counts the remaining vials.

"Alright," Galen says softly, "Once we get Ben and Jeremy to use one apiece, we had better keep the others, and seeing as there'd be four remaining, those who are more likely to be injured being in the front of combat should hold onto them. I believe that would be Ben, Jeremy, and Ian. I'll also take one, because I will also take up the place at the front as well at times, provided I have a Shield to use. Whatever you do, try not to break them."

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 02:30:52.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Summer when the day is over...

Linnix nods, "And maybe even a dance or two!" She says enthusiastically.

Turning to the others, Linnix adds, "Well, I know this might seem out of place, but we should try to enjoy ourselves tonight." She says, smiling, "After all, that is what Sheva and Elesia would have wanted, surely?"

Besides, Linnix finishes silently, to herself, We should enjoy what time we have tonight, especially if it is all we have.

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 02:09:52.

Topic: Welcome or Not!
Subject: A Simpler Way...

"If they want to see Brastion hanged..." Sen murmurs thoughtfully, "Why don't I give them what they wish to see?"

Sen reaches into the bag of gemstones within her pouch, and pulls out three, a violet one, a clear one, and a black one. She examines them slowly; she has to be sure they're the right ones.

"Oh, I forgot already." Sen realizes, "I've grown so accustomed to being invisible, I have to think about being visible in order to change."

Sen hovers in front of Erihsehc, and slowly lets herself become visible. Physically, she looks no taller than a human child, but her proportions are more for that of an adult. She wears a violet silken dress with an open back for an easily apparent reason. Upon her back is a set of iridescent coloured dragonfly wings. She has silver hair, and also wears a few pieces of jewellery, namely two rings, and a necklace, all exquisite pieces of art with clearly coloured and well cut, pretty gemstones. Upon her hip is a simple pouch, carried by a belt.

Sen smiles, "So now you finally see me, and what I am."

Posted on 2008-07-24 at 01:33:25.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: I Bring Word of an Anomaly

Aqinarr City
Soldier's Barracks
20 minutes after Twilight

"Sir!" The secretary calls towards the General, "It's here."

Upon the secretary's desk, and largely unnoticed before, is a similar ring identical to the one in Barrahen's office, made of plain iron with a 3 inch diameter. It too glows, and from it, a scroll comes forth, and is caught by the secretary.

She clears her throat and reads.

As reported by the Scout,

This crack we see in the darkening sky is no simple thing. It is a crack through the world itself. That may be hard to comprehend, however, it is the truth. An unknown force has punctured its way into this world from another, with the pinnacle of its intrusion within Mt. Venerro. However, its intrusion alone is not what has caused that crack. My intuition tells me that this force desires to destroy this world, and that is why it has made the crack far more substantial than a mere transcending of the barriers between the worlds. It will continue to try to locate further weak points along the seams of this world's reality, and try to break through them. To aid it, there are strange creatures that are coming now from the top of Venerro's peak. It can likely be seen as a shimmering from the tip of the peak downwards, to about perhaps halfway, from the corners of Tiancann.

The situation, as considered by the Wanqir Council,

In light of this recent catastrophe, it is critical that guards be prepared to defend the five cities. However, provided the Scout's analysis as well as the initial insights of the Diviners is correct, this enemy will prove to be relentless, and a counter-measures will need to be taken. As such, an advance force is to be formed ASAP to reach the source of this disturbance before it becomes too difficult to do so. This is, undoubtedly, a difficult mission, and as such it will be aborted should circumstances require it. As such, the Scout will be with the advance party to provide a means of retreat. That is all for now.

The secretary looks to the General, who nods, turning to Willow and Yin.

"You two may take a small group of soldiers with you, however, please understand that most will be needed here. I can arrange for up to two other soldiers to go with each of you. See to it, Lieutenants!"

Yin's face turns to shock for just a moment, before proudly saluting, "Yes, sir!"

Yin then wanders over and begins conversing with the secretary.

((Yes, that is a promotion... but one that was probably quite belated Also... side note: the General didn't say anything regarding civilians, so, if Willow wants to bring Nintarra along, she has to decide whether or not to ask about it, although you can kind of guess what the response will be))

Posted on 2008-07-23 at 04:37:49.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: Explanation of the Ring... and News

Hylon City
Barrahen's Office
10 minutes after Twilight

“I don’t mean to pry” Deunan interjected. “But are you waiting for it to fly off the desk or something?”

"Not quite." Barrahen replies, "This ring is one of the many rings that people such as I, who can inform many people, or such as authorities, who can act on the information given, possess. They are like miniature gates, and are far swifter than messengers, although they are saved for dire times, such as now. This ring's counterpart, like all the others around Tiancann, is in Wanqir, which is undoubtedly rushing to determine the events of this evening. Receiving word will be simple enough; they will simply send a scroll through their ring, and it will appear through this one."

20 minutes after Twilight

The ring suddenly glows as an inscription appears upon it.

"Ah, here we are." Barrahen murmurs.

A scroll sealed with the wax seal of Wanqir's Council comes out of the ring, and is swiftly caught by Barrahen.

Barrahen opens the scroll and reads it aloud...

((I'll cover this a bit later in Sibby's relevant post, as they'll be the same, coming from the same source))

Posted on 2008-07-23 at 03:58:46.

Topic: Silent Hill: Eternal Decay
Subject: Quarantine

Cindi's eyes narrow just slightly, and her right hand slips into her kangaroo pocket, "Was it really so dangerous that words fail to explain it? Or is it that you cannot trust anyone but yourself to know?"

Cindi closes her eyes, "Quarantine,"

The next moment is a blur. Cindi's eyes flash open, and the keys slide out of her left hand as she drops them, at the same time, she raises her right, now holding the gun. She levels it at Hank's head, her left hand now aiding to hold it steady as she fires, even at this near-point-blank range.

Cindi finishes her sentence matter-of-factly, "The prevention of the spread of malignant infectious material, namely by elimination to better still the source."

Posted on 2008-07-22 at 19:14:04.

Topic: Silent Hill Q&A
Subject: Hmm

You might have to wait on that update until I put in another post for Cindi... I'm not quite sure yet how this is going to work...

Posted on 2008-07-22 at 18:58:14.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Delta Unknown Alien Fungus

The party was formed, introductions made, and now it was time to clear out an area. Deciding on an area level in between Kusardo and Kiku's level resulted in warping to this place. The trio stand at a platform that looks into a stone cave. There is no going back, to where a field would be; a waterfall bars the path that way. The only way to go is forward, into the cave.

"This area's mission is just to collect the treasure chest at the lowest level." Kiku supplies, "So, we really don't have to do anything extra... we just have to be careful of possible traps though."

(Interesting note: I am using the exact same area that I looked up in .Hack//GU for this )

Posted on 2008-07-22 at 18:35:23.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Level 1, 2 and 5...

Twin Lightning nods to the general group, "You really don't benefit going solo, especially at the lower levels."

"By the way, Kiku, you said you were interested in joining the guild I just made right? Well, here you go." Twin Lightning says, handing Kiku a key with the shape of a crest as its head. This crest appears to be a black-winged bluish heart, with the shaft of the key going down from it. "This key will let you into our @home, which is located in the Xi server. I'll show you later where it is."

"Oh, thank you!" Kiku responds.

"Well, I suppose I'm going to go check on a couple of things," Twin Lightning says, winking, before wandering off.

"Alright, see you later!" Kiku says smiling. She then turns back to the other two, "Wow, I think this is the most eventful day I've had since I made this character... well, except for meeting Saku for the first time; that was fun..."

Posted on 2008-07-22 at 18:07:36.
Edited on 2008-07-22 at 18:08:27 by Reralae

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Oooh, pick me! ^_^

I'll see if I can make up a character tonight... or maybe have a look over that concept I already sent to you before...

Hehehe, well, later!

Posted on 2008-07-22 at 15:04:05.


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