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Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: And how does this make sense?

As had apparently become the norm, Lothor stood at the back of the group and watched as various members of the party spoke. When the local big-man stood over Cor and yelled, Lothor felt his warriors training pushing him to react. Whatever he thought about the wisdom of Cor's words, he was not fond of those in power screaming at those in their power. Again, this was not how he would do it.

But he held his hand - clearly this was not the time to draw a blade or yell back. But that didn't mean he wasn't prepared in case the body guard acted up. As the man moved back and spoke of the stresses of battle, Lothor nodded slightly in understanding - what he had seen outside might put anyone off their game. And at least this one seemed to realize he had overreacted.

As the conversation progressed, the ideas presented didn't line up for the big man. First the librarian had screamed that they could not change the past. Then he offered to help them find the sword. It seemed they were to be offered dragon rides to the swords new location. How did that make sense? They will hold us prisoner if we try to change the past, yet they will help us change the location of one of the greatest artifacts of evil in the world? A sword that had remained hidden for centuries? How did that not qualify as a massive changing of the past? Finding the sword made sense, but given the librarian's outburst, it was an odd choice.

But he held his position as usual and followed the other's lead.

Posted on 2015-07-27 at 18:51:50.

Topic: Guaging interest for a new game
Subject: Hey!

We got more players!
Ok, I guess I will start working on my character tonight.

Posted on 2015-07-25 at 17:22:39.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: This is not how I would be running things . . .

As the truth of their location in time and place became clear, Lothor could not help but allow his eyes to go big and stare at those around him. 1,200 years in the past? He had no idea what that meant - for him personally, for the quest, for this battle or even for their ability to change the past. Could they do so?

This sort of thing was why he wasn't very fond of magic. He'd be ok, he was confident of that. A good sword was always needed, and his companions were still here. But was the quest still alive? He would ride the dragons and find out.

Arriving at the castle atop the great beasts, Lothor could not help but marvel at the openness of the castles defenders. (And, a bit, his own comrades in their comments. He was allowing them to speak for him, so he could really not complain, but it was not his habit to give away all of his secrets and positions right away.) The defenders seemed to simply accept that they were no threat. And yet, looking at his companions, he knew that if they wished to be, they actually were a serious threat. Probably not to the entire castle, but still, to allow them to just waltz in and eat some stew? Unguarded? Yes, he was sure spells had been cast to assure people of alignment and such, but he couldn't imagine giving complete strangers such access, especially right after a battle. But, still, there it was. And as it happened, they really were a pretty trustworthy lot, so maybe the locals knew what they were doing. They had just managed to defeat an evil army of unimaginable size, so they must know a thing or two.

And so Lothor continued to stand at the back of the group and allow the others to speak. Having the known paladin talk was probably not a bad idea - he would be trusted. Lothor could only stand back and wait to see what unfolded. And so he took up a guards position at the back of the group - keeping an eye on the exits, looking for other possible entrances and exits, and looking for anything that might be a threat. He doubted he'd find a threat here, but when you are a soldier, you act like a soldier.

Posted on 2015-07-23 at 22:37:43.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Dragons, Paladins, legendary battles and lots and lots and lots of corpses

While the dragon flew towards their position, Lothor continued his search for survivors bearing the paladins coat of arms. Actually, he'd have settled for any survivors, period. Whatever this battle had been, calling it a victory for anyone was a mistake.

As the dragon approached, Lothor used his search to move a little away from the rest of the group and off to the side. He was willing to believe that the incoming dragon was likely friendly, but one could ever be sure with dragons and certainly not with anyone in a battlefield situation. How would he have felt if a group of armed strangers were found wandering his battlefield - and spying on his castle? Exactly like this dragon-rider might. And so, since there were bodies enough to search through everywhere, the big warrior used his quest to move himself a bit away. The goal was to not leave the entire party in a space covered by one big breath and perhaps even allow him to flank the creature when it landed. He wasn't hostile, just prepared.

When the beast landed and its rider spoke, Lothor allowed the others to speak. He thought the ruse with Ulthok a bit odd - whatever the Halfling was, he was no child. But let them play their game. He would hold his tongue and his position. If an appropriate opportunity arose, he would do the sad task of informing the paladin that his search had found no survivors, but quite a few of his fellow paladins were among the dead. The bronze was a beautiful beast, and bronze a beautiful color to find on a dragon.

(Assuming on that last part about no survivors, but it seemed likely to be the result.)

Posted on 2015-07-15 at 15:18:26.

Subject: Waiting

I'll be here waiting when you have the time to come back.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 23:17:31.

Topic: Tumbleweeds, again
Subject: Hmmmmmm

Well, Alacrity, I certainly hope life lets up on you a bit. I know how that can be and when life wants to smack you there is no simple potion of healing. Which is a shame, really. Hope it gets better.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 23:15:58.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Game on!

Good to have a post up. Lothor will probably, as usual, allow those smarter than he to speak for the group. But speak up quickly or you will have a blundering fighter as a spokesman!

Posted on 2015-07-11 at 23:28:17.

Topic: Tumbleweeds, again
Subject: Where is everyone?


Posted on 2015-07-11 at 10:45:03.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Lothor

Lothor is still looking around amongst the bodies for any more living paladins. He just used the extra time to look a bit more.

Posted on 2015-07-06 at 22:29:58.

Topic: Guaging interest for a new game
Subject: Interested

Well, some of my games have had a hard time keeping up, so I would be interested. I'm open on class.

Posted on 2015-07-06 at 22:26:29.

Subject: Well...

I do occasionally try to cast spells that might be helpful. Sometimes it even works.

Posted on 2015-06-27 at 15:39:38.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Two sides to this fight

With the zombie rats hopefully walled off by fire, Jarenion turned to see what had been happening behind him. What he saw was not good. Two of the others in the group were afire with black flame Another wall of fire and a Forest's Fiery Constrictor seemed like a fun combination, but also too slow. The others didn't look like they could wait. the ice skeletons needed to be stopped immediately.

His best move was probably to wall off the bad guys. As quickly as he could he dropped a wall of stone between the advancing skeletons and the party. Hopefully with the wall in place they could escape down the side passage.

**Jarenion casts Wall of Stone. He wants to block off as many of the skeletons as possible. Can he put all of them on the other side? Or does it have to be behind those who have engaged the party? The wall should fill the hallway, so he puts the max # of bad guys behind it. Also, he is careful not to allow one of the pits to allow a passage under the wall. Preferably the wall fills the pit as well as the passage. If that isn't doable, he simply must cast the spell where there is no pit.

Posted on 2015-06-26 at 23:36:42.

Subject: post coming

Was hoping to see what others did before Jarenion started throwing spells. But I will post tomorrow. (Friday)

Posted on 2015-06-25 at 22:03:48.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Questions and Paladins

A Paladin. Lothor looked the injured warrior up and down. Paladins had always left him a little uncomfortable. They were good warriors typically, and the fact that this one was alive was a symbol of either skill or luck - or even more likely, both. But they also came with a "holier than though" attitude that rubbed him the wrong way. Sure, they were holier than he was. That really didn't take much. But the attitude could get in the way.

Or, maybe not. Some paladins were ok.

As he pondered the attitudes of paladins, he continued to scan the battlefield for signs of life. While doing so, he heard the man mention "Drimmen Dreeve." Drimmen Dreeve? Something about the name was familiar, but he couldn't place it. Such things were not his specialty. But he'd travelled enough and been in enough fights in enough different places that he felt he should know it. Perhaps he'd soon be able to place their location. Drimmen Dreeve?

When he heard the man ask about his comrades, the soldier in Lothor spoke up. Looking around, he said, "I see no more movement. Were they fighting by your side? Bearing a similar coat of arms? Provide some guidance and we can delay a bit to see if any other good men survive."

So saying, Lothor began to move a bit through the bodies, searching for the coat of arms worn by the paladin. He shifted bodies and looked at shields.

Posted on 2015-06-21 at 21:18:59.

Subject: Ok, boss

So, before I post I suppose I should ask the one in charge As previously noted we are pretty well crammed into a small hallway. Can Jarenion cas spells at our friends the ice skeletons?

Magic missile seems likely since it always hits.
A lighting bolt?
What about a Bigby's forceful fist to keep them away? Can he do that? If so, might it allow him to push it past a pit and block access to us? The fist can be big enough to fill the hallway. This seems like a good choice if he can see enough to do it. The spell descriptions I have read on line are not precise, does the fist have to begin directly in front of him, or can he interpose it in front of group members and push forward from there?

So, what can a wizard do?

Posted on 2015-06-19 at 23:12:46.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: March right in the front door?

"The front door is easy enough to see - and be seen. What's the plan captain?" Corban asked quietly.

While he waited for his orders he lined up his scope on the main entrance and the pillars surrounding it. He moved his gaze from pillar to pillar and shadow to shadow. There were a lot of places up there to hide and he wanted to know if they were being observed.

*If the captain says they go in, Corban follows orders and moves with the group. But he keeps his rifle at the ready and his eyes on the shadows.

Posted on 2015-06-18 at 22:35:51.
Edited on 2015-06-26 at 23:38:01 by Nomad D2

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: You need teeth to type? What are you doing . . .?

To both the teeth and the money.

Posted on 2015-06-11 at 19:26:29.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Liberty

Happy to see the game keep moving. You are more than welcome to take that kind of liberty any time you wish to put in a subject line that reads "easy fight."

Posted on 2015-06-10 at 13:50:25.
Edited on 2015-06-10 at 13:50:51 by Nomad D2

Subject: Safe

Well, I guess being pretty means we are safe. So, no worries . . .

I would think this would be a good time for some fire (Of the non-black variety) but Jarenion is probably trapped behind all 7 other party members. He might be able to snake some magic missiles through since they can't miss, but I have a hard time seeing him being able to do much whilst this is going on.

I will try to look through his spell list to come up with options. If he is stuck too far back, he will concentrate on continuing the Wall of Fire - I believe it lasts 1 rd/level once you stop concentrating. So, if nothing else, concentrating on the wall will extend it a bit. That is a big army of zombie rats on the other side of it.

But at least we know we will survive. The DM said so.

Posted on 2015-06-10 at 13:46:05.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Standing guard against who-knows-what in who-knows-where

Slowly Lothor roused himself. At first he wasn't sure if he was alive or dead. But, somehow, he didn't think "dead" would ache quite this much. Nor, perhaps, look this grim. And everyone was still with him, as far as he could tell.

So, convinced that he was probably still alive, the big warrior slowly roused himself and looked around. There wasn't a lot to like about his surroundings. "I guess that is what you get for letting magic run the show," he thought to himself.

And with that he began the long walk towards the castle in the distance with the rest of the group. He actually appreciated the walk, even when it became difficult, as it gave the warrior a chance to stretch out his muscles. Even as the others fought the muck, he became just a bit more himself with each passing step and strain. It felt good to move.

And then a hand moved amidst the death and destruction all around them. Lothor found it hard to believe that anything here still lived - it must have quite a strong will. But as Cor moved over to see what it was, Lothor moved in near him. He didn't get in his way, but wanted to be near by incase aid was needed - either from a sudden assault or to move bodies to free who or whatever was trapped.

It was time for another adventure to begin.

Posted on 2015-06-02 at 22:39:14.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Welcome Keeper

Now, where'd everyone else go? Let's thump a few zombies!

Posted on 2015-06-02 at 12:05:44.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Agreed

Gotta agree with Keeper on this.

Yes, lets ask questions when possible, but this first part seems pretty obvious. Find new party member and get closer to the castle.

Posted on 2015-06-02 at 12:04:00.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Appearances

Ok, so the best guess is the hand belongs to our new party member and, hopefully, source of news.

Does the land in general look like the same place, just with a different fortress?

Posted on 2015-05-28 at 17:30:41.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Bou says "Boo!"

I am very saddened to hear that.
If we were just one player short I might have someone I could get involved. He's never been on the site, so I'm not sure.

Posted on 2015-05-28 at 17:23:19.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hmmmm...

Well, I'm not familiar enough with the back story to really make a guess.

However, three things seem notable.

1. A time line was given for future events. This means that either some sort of alternate reality/change the past thing has to happen, or that time line was a dream/vision/prediction. This assumes that part 4 is an attempt to "prevent" what Tann's last post showed.
2. The crash of the castle caused much of the trouble - although the castle was also the problem to begin with. Any attempt to "fix events" would require an adjustment to the castle's trajectory.
3. Or, if the events posted can't be changed, then part 4 becomes a quest to reclaim Trilogy. In that case it is simply a question of "where did we go?" and "how do we get back?"

Weren't we told at some point not to worry about where the castle landed? I know someone responded that way when I asked that question, so I'm assuming the group got that information from somewhere. Either that information was incorrect, or the castle didn't really do what the post says it did.

Whatever. Where does Lothor wake up?

Posted on 2015-05-26 at 12:43:09.

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