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Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: AoD has begun!


I apologize for the length of the posts (well, lack of more like), but I wanted to leave it as open-ended as possible for all the characters, especially those who are still a bit of an enigma to even their players.

Also, please note that I will reference the time on the third line of each post for each player; people will be at different times at the same post frequency, at least until everyone is united as a group.

So, without further adeiu, have fun

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 18:14:03.
Edited on 2008-05-17 at 18:15:35 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: The Enigma of the Plains


Somewhere Between Wanqir and Aqinar
Plains of Tiancann
Three hours before Twilight


Dusk, as he was known by, felt very nostalgic. He lies in the tall grass of the plains, unbothered by any people or wandering travellers. They would use the road; he didn't.

His mind wanders around aimlessly, thinking of various things. The sun is beginning its descent, and for some bizarre reason, it feels as though Dusk is being watched...

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 18:10:54.

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


Why don't you run down and find out?

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 17:59:59.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: The Wanderer of the World


Between Hylon Forest and Fonhinqann
Main Highway
Six hours before Twilight


Tristan Fargo was in no hurry. He seldom was. Just take life as it comes. True, the seven years before was something else, but even their torrents of rain could not dampen Tristan's spirit. Tristan continues along the road, lost in his thoughts and the weather around him.

There is small cottage on his left, which seems to be slightly run-down. Suddenly, a small boy slams open the door and runs screaming, seemingly for his life. Hopping and jumping after him is a large swarm of what seem to be small critters made out of dust. Literally, it is a swarm of dust bunnies.

Seeing Tristan, the boy runs at him, "HELP! HELP! HELP! HELP!" He yells at him.

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 17:59:08.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: The Gladiator from Beyond


Fonhinqann
Gladiator Arena
Six hours before Twilight


Manalagna Hammer was not impressed. This arena tournament was full of ludicrous amateur fighters, to him none are worthy of the title of Gladiator. If he had known from the beginning that there would only be people like the ones he saw below on the arena grounds involved, he would have entered himself just to show what it truly meant to be a Gladiator. The arena itself was a bit of a laugh, consisting of a plain oval field with a raised central platform and little else.

With a fell strike from his greatsword, the last fighter strikes down his opponent to be the victor of the tourny. The announcer, a charismatically buff orc wearing little more than a loincloth and a large ornamental greatsword on his back, steps up.

"And now, the Junior Fonhinqann Tournement is concluded! The victor is Nanhim Kahir from the firey city of Girhn. Now, we go onto the Elite Tournament!" The announcer bellows to the entire audience, his voice as boisterous and ornamental as his sword. The audience returns a large amount of applause at the charismatic announcer.

"Now, for those of you that have not had the chance, if you wish to enter the Elite Tournament," The announcer says as he raises his greatsword, a beautiful piece of work with a serrated gold blade with silver inlay and etchings complete a mithril hilt, "Then come forth onto the battlefield now!"

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 17:49:44.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: The Soldier of the Ocean


Aqinarr
Soldier's Barracks
Six hours before Twilight


The day might have been calm, but in Aqinarr the ocean's swirling might gave the city a tranquil feel that lasted day or night, rain or shine. It was only during the seven years of tragedy that the ocean was not peaceful. However, the city made a splendid recovery, and was almost fully rebuilt.

Despite there being a soldier's barracks here, there was not much for the soldiers to actually do, so this ended up being more of a training facility than an actual city guard. Willow Hiswena felt content with that, since action usually meant that there was something wrong.

The barrack is divided into actual rooms for its inhabitants, albiet small rooms, consisting of a bunk, dresser and wardrobe. Someone knocks at Willow's door.

"Hey, Willow! Are you busy?" A voice calls from the other side of the door.

Willow recognizes the voice right away as one of her fellow companions by the name of Yin Cathan. He was Willow's self-proclaimed rival, and seemed to always want to try to best her in combat practice, although he never got close. Doubtless, that was likely why he was trying to beat her door down right now...

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 17:19:22.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: The Enforcers of the Woods


Outer Regions of the Hylon Forest
Unmapped Area
Six hours before Twilight


The wood seems unnaturally thick here, and very little sunlight can get through the canopy, however this doesn't stop Armand Amaranth and his companions Deunan Noot and Caduceus. They were so close, and the figure that ran from them could be seen dashing to and fro between the trees.

Armand had been tracking a spy and theivery ring known as the Dark Collectors for the most of the last month, but they had evaded his every attempt to catch one of their members in action and every lead seemed to go dry, until now. The agile woman that was currently desperately avoiding them could be a very good informant for Armand, and possibly even one of the members of the Dark Collectors.

The claustrophobic nature of the trees pressing in seems to make it difficult to traverse, however for all her darting about, the woman, 'Renshiir' as she was referred by, didn't seem to be too far in the lead. However, every attempt made by Armand and his party to cut the woman off seems to be in vain, for she always turns just in time to avoid capture. It is almost as if she is reading their minds...

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 16:13:22.

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


Note to players: This thread is going to be a summary of vital in-game information managed by me, so please do not post in this thread

Table of Contents:

Page 1:
Geography of Tiancann
Cities of Tiancann
Character Descriptions
The Dark Collectors (Faction)
Character Location (Plotline)

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 15:49:50.
Edited on 2008-05-25 at 17:10:33 by Reralae

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


Thunder shatters the black sky above, and lightning fills the cracks like glue. The winds howl and roar as the clouds valiantly fight the earth below. The hurricane's eye doesn't even dare to look at all the destruction. Even the sky grieves, and it can't stop crying. The world continues its affront on its people, spurring them to take action. They cannot know what is coming, but the world can feel it.

A year passes since the fight began, and the world refuses to let up. It cannot be sure the warning is received. All it knows is to keep sending the warning. Six more years pass, until, finally, it stops.

Calm. What was once a natural occurance, the tranquil day, now seems very bizarre after what has happened. It has been calm for a full year, but still the world refuses to return to normal. Something is not right, but for all of the inhabitants of the world the world has stopped being unkind, and that is a thing to rejoice. It is a time to rebuild.

It is the afternoon. A few lonely clouds trek across the sky at a leisurely pace, unforeboding and a soft gentle white. The shadow of one of the clouds passes over Wanqir, the center of Tiancann, until eventually the clock tower is in its shadow. High in the clock tower, a small shadowed girl sings in front of a window.

Come with me in the twilight of a summer night for a while
Tell me of a story never ever told in the past
Take me back to the land
Where my yearnings were born
The key to open the door is in your hand
Now fly me there

Fanatics find their heaven in never-ending storming wind
Auguries of destruction be a lullaby for rebirth
Consolations, be there
In my dreamland to come
The key to open the door is in your hand
Now take me there

I belive in fantasies invisible to me
In the land of misery, I'm searching for a sign
To the door of mystery and dignity
I'm searching down the secret sun

Come with me in the twilight of a summer night for a while
Tell me of a story never ever told in the past
Take me back to the land
Where my yearnings were born
The key to open the door is in your hand
Now take me there
To the land of twilight

The girl's voice fades, and she looks towards the north, expecting something. The shadow passes, and without another word, the girl leaps out the open window and vanishes.

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 15:39:43.
Edited on 2008-05-18 at 01:55:47 by Reralae

Topic: Silent Hill Q&A
Subject: Oh


I think you forgot one item for my character: the hand mirror that is fractured into 13 pieces... (but the pieces are still in the mirror)

Unless you changed your mind about that.

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 15:27:24.
Edited on 2008-05-17 at 15:28:15 by Reralae

Topic: SW Patterns of Deception Q & A
Subject: I agree


and Ninkanna doesn't like it either (about the security guys)

That's kind of why she worded her answer carefully, if you take a good look

Well, later!
Reralae

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 23:30:04.

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: Aftermath


Ninkanna deactivates her lightsaber and returns it to her belt, her hands shaking slightly. She takes in a deep breath, calming her emotions to be serene. The wound in her side feels bad, but not too bad; hopefully the bolt didn't cause too much damage.

"I thank you for your intervention, however, you may have acted a bit rashly." Ninkanna says softly, her voice gentle and calm, "That Arcona had some use to us alive."

"As to answer your question." Ninkanna quickly adds, moving on since it was of little consequence now anyway, "I am not the one you are referring to; my Master and I were passing through the area when we were involved in an incident. This was, as my companion here said, the use of an explosive on a transport vessel that resulted in the death of the Jedi Master you are referring to. His padawan was relatively uninjured, and we averted the loss of other civilian life by containing the fire. This Arcona seems to have been the culprit, however, due to his demise we now cannot interrogate him to be sure."

Ninkanna says the last sentence matter-of-factly, not implying anyone is at fault, despite it being so. Her violet eyes examine the group assembled before her, not judging or angry, but just calmly and kindly.

"I am going to locate my Master and the other padawan." Ninkanna says before turning to leave.

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 22:20:43.

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: Pawns before the Queen


Ninkanna sees the Arcona fall, and to her surprise the two pawns don't simply run away. No choice. The thought vaguely passes through her mind as she again reverses the grip on her lightsaber, to try to appease her imbalance. She has yet to achieve the balance and prowess to wield both of her lightsabers simultaneously in a true battle, but she longed to do so. With the reversal of her grip comes another slash, to finish the human she had already hit.

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 20:36:00.
Edited on 2008-05-16 at 20:36:30 by Reralae

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: "I still want to Believe That You Will Return to Me"


A few tears fall from Linnix's form as she twirls and dances in duet with Caera. Subtly, Linnix's dance changes from one that is slightly sporadic, reflecting on her nature, to that of one which is filled with a single emotion. In spite of their separation, the love Linnix feels for her sister remains, and it is this that now encompasses her dance. She pushes her body, which is already showing wear from her exertion, to do more.

In her dance too is two wishes. One remains obscured within the depths of her heart, but the other is displayed openly in her dance. May I dance as my sister danced, in the shadows under the moon.

A few more tears fall from Linnix's eyes as the memories are sparked. Before, they made her sad, but it didn't seem so bad now. Linnix's dress too displays the shimmering velvets of her love, and the watery hues of her tears.

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 20:29:35.

Topic: ^ < V game
Subject: You know, technically that fits about every human?


^ Doesn't know the source of the *White static* post (or the references)

< 22 autosomal pairs and one gender-determining pair of chromosomes (to my knowledge, but I never got a chance to look and be sure)

v Fears the Dire Dust Bunnies!

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 16:01:34.

Topic: ^ < V game
Subject: *White static*


^ Sigma Chatting Snaring Twins

< Lambda Resurrecting Confused Judgment

v Delta Reincarnated Purgatorial Alter

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 05:12:31.
Edited on 2008-05-16 at 05:13:14 by Reralae

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: Take Out the Snake's Head


The Arcona staggered in front of Ninkanna, and she was not about to pass up this opportune moment. Shifting her grip upon the lightsaber, so it is being lead by her left hand and aided by her right, she angles the blade and slashes at his legs.

(making a called shot against the Arcona's legs, -4 to my attack, but the Arcona is stunned I believe, so it should even out)

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 01:05:51.

Topic: SW Patterns of Deception Q & A
Subject: Question of interest


I'm sure the npc isn't this stupid, but did the other person let Ninkanna AoO him for making a ranged attack?

Oh, my mistake... it's not the same in this system

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 00:28:27.
Edited on 2008-05-16 at 00:45:07 by Reralae

Topic: Dragonfly in the Black
Subject: *Watches*


*as Grugg's unsubtle dusting alerts and infuriates a colony of dire dust bunnies*

Hehehe, that's why I used a gentle method; they don't mind being brushed gently

Posted on 2008-05-15 at 00:16:46.

Topic: Dragonfly in the Black
Subject: So...


*brushes dust off of the thread with a delicate, small brush*

How's this idea coming along?

Posted on 2008-05-15 at 00:07:13.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Reality, or Fantasy? The Union


Linnix watches Aelistae nervously. Deep inside, her self consciousness claws its way out of her steeled heart. She feels herself beginning to back down, to run away.

"Don't you want to dance with me?"

The voice is soft and gentle, and Linnix recognizes it right away. Her eyes widen, and she calms down. Not this time, Linnix tells herself, I can do this.

Linnix begins with a slow twirl, the blue of her skirt rippling like the waves from a raindrop that disturbs the surface of the ocean. She leaps forward, the gown flowing along behind her. In the leap, she raises her arms, with the stone of turquoise glinting in the light of the orbs above. Upon landing, she arcs herself back, opening her arms and herself to the night sky. Then, with the stomp of her foot, she flips back, folding her legs and the skirt over them. She lands erect, and now feels it. The sounds of the others had vanished. Even Linnix's surroundings had vanished. Only the Song, and Aelistae's on dance are there, in the plains beneath the lit moon, broken by a few scattered trees. Linnix was far from finishing. She twirls, drawing the likeness of the wind with all of her body. The flickering of fire, the drops of water upon the world, the shifting shadows of the night; all this she captured in her movements, as her emotions fueled her, and drew her on.

The shadows lengthen, and from them another figure appears, to dance alongside Linnix and Aelistae. Her gown is silver and black, but her skin and hair colour are the same as Linnix's. Only the length of her long hair and her eye colour, a warm shade of brown, sets her apart. Then Linnix understands. So long as she too learned to dance, she would always stay connected with these two: her friend, Aelistae, and her sister, Caera.

Suddenly, as though she had finally opened her eyes and other senses, Linnix feels and hears another heartbeat alongside her own. She nearly stops in surprise, but continues the Dance.

Aelistae? Linnix wonders, her thoughts echoing in the soothing and unseen night, Is this real?

(Aelistae would probably be able to see Caera too, although, since this is kind of now separate from the others, the others only see the dancing of Aelistae and Linnix. Also, the dialogue in the beginning is in Linnix's imagination. Oh, and for the curious, the 'c' in Caera's name is actually pronounced in a manner similar to an 's')

Posted on 2008-05-14 at 23:49:26.
Edited on 2008-05-14 at 23:58:58 by Reralae

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: Primal Instinct


Ambush. A counterattack. Her normally tranquil expression twists into a snarl as Ninkanna hisses in response. The human on the right fires a hasty shot, and like the shots of the remotes she had practiced with, she deflects it. However, the Arcona fires at the same time as the other human fires as well. Ninkanna is forced to strain her limbs in order to move out of the way of the first bolt, right into the path of the second. The blast cuts straight through her side, and pain sears through her body.

The screech of a cat is not a sound one would like to hear; it is the sound of pure pain given a vocalization. Such is true of the screech Ninkanna gives, although it is only a small cry, as she is not out yet. Her body grows stiff, trying to prevent further damage to the wound, but she can't allow it to slow her movement. Teachings lying forgotten on the floor of her consciousness, Ninkanna leaps forward, her left hand twitching slightly and fidgeting as she raises the lightsaber in both of her hands, leading with her right, to bring it to bear against the left human. In her violet eyes can be seen the rush of adrenaline and fear and determination that happens when one is fighting for their life.

(Ninkanna is going to try to position herself so that all three enemies are in range of her lightsaber, and is attacking the human on the left)

Posted on 2008-05-14 at 04:48:39.
Edited on 2008-05-14 at 04:50:02 by Reralae

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: The Memories Connected by the World of Twilight


Linnix took the package from Loriel's giving hands. Carefully unwrapping the paper, her eyes widen as she sees the gloves and bracelet.

"Oh wow, thank you!" Linnix says, examining the bracelet in her hands, "I hope you don't mind if I don't wear the gloves right now." She adds, indicating her apparel for the evening.

She takes the bracelet however and slips it onto her wrist. There, it fits perfectly with the silvery nature of her dress.

A myriad of emotions flows beneath the surface of Linnix, and strangely, the dress she wears seems to reflect it subtlely, with the flickering candle and lamp lights playing on the faint colours in the dress itself. Shimmering and changing from one colour to the next, in the same movement as Linnix breathes. Largely, however, Linnix feels very nostalgic. 'With all the will in the world.' Linnix had heard that phrase before.

Linnix closes her eyes, feeling her well of emotions and memories. "I'm ready." She murmurs.

Posted on 2008-05-14 at 04:15:59.

Topic: Drakenhorde Q&A
Subject: Updated


Actually, the update for us is the last post on the page before (page 4); my post ended up moving us to the current page (page 5).

Posted on 2008-05-14 at 00:17:23.
Edited on 2008-05-14 at 00:18:09 by Reralae

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: "Do, or do not; there is no try."


One of the Arcona fell. The other was still on their path to evade being caught. I don't know where the streets go, and he obviously would Ninkanna muses, realizing that the chances of catching the second one grew slimmer by the second.

"Si-Di!" Ninkanna calls over her shoulder, "Stay with the other one; Kavtan and I will get this one!"

She notes the silent comlink in her hand, although she didn't try using it again; if Master Arkana was busy, she didn't need the distraction. She slips the comlink on her belt, and just concentrates on running. Concentrate on the moment, not the past or the future, because the moment is what matters at this time.

Posted on 2008-05-14 at 00:13:28.

 


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