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Topic: Interregnum: Tainted Nobility
Subject: Doogan and the Deadly Six . . .4 . . . whatever


It was an odd situation Doogan found himself confronted with. Clearly the necromancer was a dangerous threat to the world. Clearly some sorceror thought he and the others in this room were capable of doing great things. And yet, clearly, the King seemed to be as concerned with the wiles of the young elf maiden as he was with the dark armies of Nixmir. Somehow such flirtations seemed out of place in this environment. Either that or the King did not believe this situation to be as grave as his words, but not his behaviour, indicated.

The elf maiden's comments certainly added to the sense of threat, yet it was clearly the King who would have ability to enlighten everyone on the purpose of their presence.

"Please, sir. Other than an interesting comparison to the Six, not much has yet been disclosed. What is it you expect of us?"

Doogan reached for another tart as he spoke and started eating when his question was done. He made no move to follow the elf out of the room. He hoped it was obvious that he was waiting for answers.

Posted on 2009-11-25 at 20:50:20.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: Dragonblood is alive


Did everyone see the post in the Common Room by Dragonblood saying he would be back in a week? Internet problems or some such thing. I just wanted people to know this game wasn't dead. At least I don't want it to be dead.

On that note - aren't we still waiting for Fears to post?

Fears? Are you out there or did I miss something?

There is just no sense in not having things ready to go as soon as our fearless leader can get things back up and running again.

Posted on 2009-11-19 at 19:25:46.

Topic: A Week of Absence (Abstinence?)
Subject: He's Alive!


Glad to see that you are alive and still active. I was beginning to wonder if yet another game had just disappeared on me. It looks like maybe "Out of the Garden" will still have life. Good. I like it so far.

Good luck with "real life."

Posted on 2009-11-17 at 20:21:36.

Topic: Interregnum: Q/A
Subject: Edit complete


Doogan has now switched from "powerful force" to "cultural Icon." He likes either expression.

Posted on 2009-11-15 at 21:47:21.

Topic: Interregnum: Q/A
Subject: Oops


Hmmmm...

I thought they were similar - guess I will reread. I will get to it and modify things later this afternoon. (Sunday)

If you wish to move the game along go ahead - the basic jist of things would remain the same. Doogan has questions but would likely join whatever quest is presented - it is the point of the game afterall.

Edit: The misread was minor. Instead of "powerful forces" the King spoke of "cultures threatened." But the idea is the same - Nixmir is bad, you were picked for some speacial reason. Implied = quest is to defeat Nixmir. Both groups basically heard the same thing, just phrased a bit differently.

I will still change things when I get a chance, but it really won't make much difference. At least I don't think it will.

Posted on 2009-11-15 at 15:57:41.
Edited on 2009-11-15 at 16:01:43 by Nomad D2

Topic: Interregnum: Tainted Nobility
Subject: Doogan the Diplomat becomes Doogan the . . . cultural icon?


After a brief awkward moment while Doogan and the King each waited for the other to sit, Doogan took his chair. Somehow he had always thought that Kings always sat first. Either he was wrong, or this was a fairly unusual monarch. Somehow he suspected the latter. Unusual, but well fed, he thought as he worked his way through the various foodstuffs on the table.

“Chosen to represent your cultures . . ."

Representing his culture? Gnomish culture? Well, he was certain that the necromancer didn't have the best wishes of gnomes in mind when making his undead. But why him? In what was was he a good representative of his culture - wither because he was representative or because he was somehow powerful? Yet, somehow he had been chosen. And to defeat Vardon Nixmir?! The undead? He knew that name! Every child in Sanctuary knew that name!

“Your highness, defeating the evil of Nixmir is indeed a, how did you put it, “Glorious war.” The world would be well served to see that evil removed from it. I am honored that you and this Searo DeCorwyn believe that I, and through me, Sanctuary, can be of aid in this battle. But surely you must realize that we are left with many questions. You seem to be waiting for a reply, but I don't even know what I am replying to at this point other than the "honor" of my selection.”

With the questions out in the open, Doogan grabbed a couple of sweets and leaned back to hear what the King had to say. “I was told I was coming here as a diplomat, which also seemed like an odd job for me. Still, it seems to be less surprising than the situation I find myself in now.”


Posted on 2009-11-13 at 02:25:33.
Edited on 2009-11-15 at 21:46:22 by Nomad D2

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: Anybody home?


The last post was 2 weeks ago . . .

Please tell me that this isn't another game that has just disappeared on me . . .

Not even a hint of life or timing?

Posted on 2009-11-12 at 13:42:41.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: Fears?


So is Fears around?

I can live with delays, life happens, but am wondering how long we can expect this one to last?

FYI - I will be gone over the weekend so that it is fairly likely that if nothing happens before Friday a.m. I won't be able to respond until Tuesday.

Posted on 2009-11-05 at 14:30:36.

Topic: Interregnum: Tainted Nobility
Subject: Oh, that food looks good!


“Thank you for your very gracious hospitality, your highness. Indeed I am famished after a long journey on naught but trail rations. The bounty of your table is impressive, worthy of being served in this most impressive of ships.”

There, thought Doogan, certainly that has to be worthy of an ambassador. I’m on a first-name basis with a king? Huh, I never would have expected that!

Doogan had been looking around constantly since arriving in the city, and examining the ship with fanatical attention since his arrival there – at least as much as he could while Squiggy led the way. He would dearly love to see what kept this thing afloat. Based on all of the piping running through the place he was guessing that they hadn’t even cheated and used magic. What a crazy ship he thought as he moved to his seat! I must ask the King all about it when I get the chance!

Doogan looked hungrily at the food, but paused at his chair and waited for the King to sit first. He figured that was how a real diplomat would do things. But a growl in his stomach betrayed him as he looked at the food. He grinned at the King and noted that “his stomach appeared to agree that the meal was worthy.” But he waited to sit.


Posted on 2009-11-04 at 20:27:35.

Topic: Interregnum: Q/A
Subject: What we bring to the party


One more point of organization/information. It will probably come out in the writing, but my life would be easier if it were organized inone neat spot. Who exactly wo we have in the party - once it is formed?

I think we have a rogue, a wizard, a druid, a barbarian and a bard. Plus I think there is one more that I can't identify from the first posting. Not a bad mix.

Could we get a listing of everyone:
player - character name - race and class

It would just make my life a bit easier.

Posted on 2009-11-04 at 19:12:01.

Topic: Interregnum: Q/A
Subject: Ok, I think I got it. Oh, wait . . .


Ok, that helps explain a lot. Without going into details, I am left with two more questions specific to Sanctuary and Doogan's home.

1. The Kingdom of Agoria - of which Sanctuary is a part appraently, what is it? Is it some sortof loose confederation far to the East? Your original post for Doogan implied that Sanctuary was sort of part of it, but sort of not.

2. I think you said Lord Kharsis was attacking Agoria from the South. Is there any known link between Kharsis and Nixmir or are these independent threats? Why is he attacking? He is attacking the home of the gnomes so Doogan wouldn't like him, but is he otherwise notably evil? Ought Doogan to be more concerned about this than about some battle far off to the West of his homeland? (Of course he was still sent on this mission by the leaders of Sanctuary.)

Thanks for the explanation, I suspect it will help make things a bit more clear when listening to the King.

Pictures of the big map would certainly be cool.

Posted on 2009-11-02 at 22:09:27.

Topic: Interregnum: Tainted Nobility
Subject: Doogan the Diplomat?


From the very beginning this trip had seemed very odd to Doogan. "Only he could do it?" Huh? Only he could be a goodwill ambassador? Ambassador? Him? He had always thought of himself as an explorer. In fact, that is how he was known in the neighborhood. You know, the guy who snuck into the old ruins and dug around in them. The guy that wandered around out in the woods just to see what was out there. He liked investigating things – finding out what sort of things were out there in the world and what made them tick. It was a fun life, if occasionally a bit dangerous. But nothing in that description matched the word “ambassador.” Ambassadors were chatty people. Formal. Diplomatic. It just didn’t make sense to Doogan.

But so be it. He had always enjoyed travelling. This trip certainly offered the gnome a great chance to see what was in one of the biggest cities around. He didn’t have any idea why he had been picked, but the council had asked and it would have been unwise to say, “no.” So he had accepted the task and might as well make the best of it. Let's see what the world has to offer.

The trip itself was almost disappointingly uneventful. It wasn’t that he wanted adventure every step of the way, it was just that nothing had happened. He guessed that meant his guides were good at their job. And at any rate he had managed to see parts of Pellios that had so far escaped his vision. That was worth something. And now the real game was about to begin.

"Doogan Ferndrum Perrybuck Bobcat Otto Creespire Wilikaloontatakochtitlanroopatototootloon, I hope I got that right... you are welcome here in the Eastern Kingdom. The king bids you to join him on his flagship, the Illumorous. Please, let us take your bags."

Well, now this was a surprise. Gnomes? He hadn’t expected the monarch of the Eastern Kingdom to be using gnomes as royal messengers. But then, perhaps this was just being done for him? Unlikely, but maybe an ambassador from Sanctuary would have some status? Now that was a nice idea. He hadn’t had a real meal in awhile and he suspected an honored dignitary would warrant a decent meal. Trail rations would keep a gnome alive, which to be honest was quite a valuable thing, but did little to really satisfy his hunger. He could use a good meal.

“Indeed, I would be very pleased to join his highness,” Doogan stated in what he believed to be an appropriately ambassadorial voice. He handed over his bags and gestured to his guides that they should lead the way.

But he just couldn’t maintain the formality, especially with fellow gnomes. “The names Doogan, you can forget trying to remember the whole thing. Does the King always use gnomes as his messengers? And the Illumorous, the ship, is it near here along the river?”


Posted on 2009-11-02 at 02:24:02.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: I'm here


Just waitin' on things . . .

Posted on 2009-10-25 at 23:05:18.

Topic: NFL Football 2009
Subject: Vikings for Real?


As a life long Viking fan I must admit this team looks pretty good.

No, I don't think they won that game on Sunday, Baltimore lost it on the kick. But the Vikings did dominate the game for 80% of it. Then they totally lost the ability to tackle and had a coach with no clue about time management at the end of the game. (Oh, is that an old story.) But they did come out with the W. And Baltimore is a good team. And they are undefeated still. And they do look to have a good shot at domefield advatage.

Granted, seedings for the playoffs are a long way away and a couple of plays could have switched their recored to 4-2, but still, so far so good. (The defensive backfield is better than you think. Tackling, not coverage, was the problem Sunday. And I had actually been very impressed with the tackling up until then.)

Anyway, I think they have to stand out as one of the top teams so far. I hope so. But I will admit, at this point the Saints look better. The Vikings have won every game so far, but they haven't faced anyone as good as the Giants and they certainly haven't obliterated them. The Aints look mighty good at the moment. In the NFC at the moment I'd go 1. Saints 2. Vikings 3. Giants
But lets wait another 11 weeks to see.


Posted on 2009-10-19 at 18:59:30.

Topic: Haunted Highlands Q&A
Subject: What gives?


Have I missed something?

Where is Hammer? I know he travels, but I don't think we were warned of a delay this long. (Almost a month?) There were health issues in the family, but in the past Hammer has let people know what is up.

Hammer? Are you alive? Things ok?

Even more strange, not a single other game member has written anything? Are the others still out there waiting as I am?

This would be something like my 5th game on this site to simply die. That is getting a bit old.

Posted on 2009-10-19 at 02:09:11.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: The game is afoot


Sirion has posted.

I stopped the post at the point where the carpenter goes slack jawed under the assumption thatmathias probably had something to do with it and Sirion would probably see this. However, I don't know for sure what he would see if he was watching the kid closely so I can't write more.

Presumably he will follow the kid outside. He has two concerns: 1. Worried about the kid. 2. What the heck happened and how did it happen?

If Mathias is just gone, he would go outside - before the crowd since he sees the disappearance before anyone else. At that point he would probably run into the Prudencios and the others. He would want to talk to them.

Finally - I did not mention Rowena (gosh I hope I have that name right off the top of my head.) Sirion would have made sure she was alright before following the crowd. He would have been happy to have her join him as he ran to the town hall, but I didn't want to put anything in about another persons character when we haven't had a chance to talk about it.

Posted on 2009-10-16 at 19:33:50.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden...
Subject: Follow that mob!



Sirion barely managed to avoid getting trampled as the crowd stormed past and dragged the crying child off towards the town hall. By the time he had regained his feet most of the villagers were long past. He wanted to shout to them to stop, but it clearly would have done no good. He hadn’t been fast enough. This was exactly what he had feared would happen. What he knew would happen. And he hadn’t been quick enough to prevent it. What had happened? He still wanted to know. He was still afraid for the small, strange, boy that seemed to be at the center of this whirlwind.

Sirion quickly jumped to his feet and ran after the crowd towards the town hall. When he got there the people were still milling around unsure what to do. He wormed his way through the crowd attempting to get to the town elders. He knew the town would want blood – they were scared. But he also knew that . . . what did he actually know? Not much. And that was the problem. They were going to act before they knew anything. Did Mathias deserve punishment? Maybe. Maybe not. And for what? If he had killed Rico, how had he done it? Shortsighted violence would prevent their ever learning the truth and doom a poor, picked on kid to death.

Sirion attempted to reach the leaders but could not get through the crowd. He attempted a couple of time to yell at them to get their attention, again to no avail. In fact, as he thought about it, he was glad no one had heard his calls for patience. He certainly didn’t want the mob to turn on him. He didn’t understand the blood lust. He wanted to understand, not just lash out.

Frustrated in his attempts to speak with the town elders, Sirion began to work his way over towards the silent and slumped form of Mathias. He reached a crack in the crowd just in time to see the carpenter given guard duty on the small boy go slack jawed. One moment the man was sitting their attentive, and then the next the light was gone from his eyes.

(Sirion will follow Mathias, assuming he is leaving)


Posted on 2009-10-16 at 19:28:57.

Topic: NFL Football 2009
Subject: Vikings


I have been a Vikings fan for many years. I am not overly pleased about having Favre on the team as he will always be a Packer, but it is getting easier as the wins begin to pile up.

As for the Cowboys - can't stand 'em.

Posted on 2009-10-12 at 02:49:23.

Topic: Loaded Dice: Strip #21
Subject: Dragonblood NPCs


I would never want to assume an NPC is bad. Or at least that it would be good to kill them. Those might not be the same thing.

But I think I will need to keep Dragonblood's malicious NPC's in mind since he is running a game I'm in! That town is out to get me!

Posted on 2009-10-09 at 16:42:47.

Topic: Haunted Highlands Q&A
Subject: ??


Hammer - I'm hoping whatever has come up isn't too terrible. Any idea when we will be able to get things going again?

Posted on 2009-10-08 at 16:13:02.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: Looking forward to the post


I'm enjoying the game so far and thus looking forward to the post, but real life is, well, real life. What I do appreciate is the heads up - thanks for the posting with and indication of time and such.

Posted on 2009-10-05 at 11:38:36.

Topic: Haunted Highlands Q&A
Subject: Attack, attack, attack.


Ok, well, in the middle of combat I don't think there is a lot to post in detail. I will do so if I come up with anything. (Like a really cool song or design for a good steel toed boot)

For now though, I think there probably isn't much to say other than that Oliander continues to attack orcs. He will take out those close first, then move on to archers. For now he will leave the Shaman to others as his swords can only reach so far. He would typically leave behind unconscious and those bleeding to death to take out those who can still attack. Return to kill the unconscious when the danger is over.

Lookin' good so far.

Posted on 2009-09-21 at 18:00:33.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: Crowd control


Yeah, I kinda figured the town would be out to get the boy. It is sort of why Sirion is getting the parents (That should go over well!) and the kid in the semi-shelter of the school.

Posted on 2009-09-21 at 17:54:15.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden... Q&A
Subject: Try #3


Stupid connection!

Post up. Let me know if he is too active or needs to make room for the actions of others.

This post had better not disappear like the others!

Posted on 2009-09-21 at 16:47:58.

Topic: ... forth from the Garden...
Subject: The inexplicable


Sirion heard the screaming from where he was working in the tavern. He quickly joined the mad scramble of townsfolk who were headed in the direction of the school.

When he got there . . . he . . . didn’t know what to think. What had happened? The stench was palpable. He thought he recognized Rico in the burned mess. How?

“The weird kid attacked him!”

“Hit by lighting”

“From the kid!”

"Lightning? From the storm?"

“Rico attacked the boy!”

“Murderer!”

“…was beating him!”

Sirion had no idea what had destroyed Rico, but it didn’t take him long to figure out from the yells what events had led up to these circumstances. He had known Rico for a long time. In fact, in school Rico’s older brother had been a bully during Sirion’s school days. While the bullying had never been terrible for Sirion because he had always had Alfonso to fall back on and he and Alfonso had relatives who were major business owners, he still knew what it meant to be a bit different and smart. Bullying seemed to run in that family.

His heart immediately went out to young Mathias. But even as it did so, it skipped a beat. Certainly Rico had deserved something - punishment of some sort. Just as his older brother had deserved the plots he and Alfonso had constructed. But this? This frying? And HOW? He saw the young boy sobbing and his heart went out to him, yet . . .

He couldn’t help himself, as others stood around scared and yelling, Sirion stepped forwards and knelt down by the sobbing boy. He didn’t touch him. He carefully left a couple of feet between them. He didn’t know what had happened.

“Mathias. Relax Mathias. Did Rico attack you? What happened?”

The boy was crying, Sirion didn’t know what to do, but realized as he looked up at the crowd that was gathering that they might soon have a lynch mob on their hands. No matter what he had done, or how he had done it, he was just a boy . . .

He stood up. “Alfonso!”

His friend jumped at the sound of his name, but stepped forward instinctively. “Uh yeah. Should you be that close, Sir?” (Sir is pronounced Seer, not Sir. It is a shortened version of Sirion's name.)

“Run. Go get the Prudencios. They need to be here. They can help.” Seeing him hesitate, Sirion added hurriedly, “Go! Run! Get them!”

“The Prudencios? But, they’re his parents! What happened? They just hide out on that farm. Go near them? Now?! Is that . . .”

“Cat!” Sirion was disgusted with his friend at that moment and called to his sister, who quickly emerged from the crowd. “Quick, get Mathias parents. Let them know he is in trouble – something happened. Now. Run.”

Catalina looked frightened, but after only a moments hesitation, nodded and turned on her heels and sprinted towards the Prudencio farm. Sirion smiled after his sister. Alfonso seemed to know he had just failed some inner test and was staring at the ground.

Sirion turned back to the crying boy on the ground. “Mathias? Can you come with me? I think you should go inside the school. Can you do that?” He reached out to help the boy up, but hesitated, never quite touching him, before pulling his had back. He encouraged the boy to get up and go into the school.


Posted on 2009-09-21 at 16:36:51.

 


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