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Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Time to follow up the bolt


Heironymus was glad to see the bolt he had shot sink into the brigand attacking the merchant. Now to help finish him off, he thought.

(As indicated earlier, Heironymus will:
1. Use the sonic blast spell on the merchant attacking the merchant if possible. I do not have a copy of the spell so I do not know its details. It seems likely that such a spell might also impact the merchant. Would it? If not, he casts the spell. If it would hurt the merchant, he follows #2.
2. He moves up with his mace and attackks the brigand attacking the merchant. Hopefully with the brigand engaged already he can get a swing in from the rear for an attack bonus. (Normal mace bonus = +3) )

As he prepares to attack the brigand again, Heironymus considers the arrows from the woods. As soon as this guy was done he would turn his attention to those further out.



Posted on 2009-12-29 at 02:14:28.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Let the games begin


Desiderius Obro-vakt (“Derry” to his friends) rode up to the crowd gathering around the manor house eager to figure out what the problem might be. When he saw the sphere of force surrounding the place he paused and swore silently under his breath. He loved magic, but it was always easier when the magic was working FOR YOU, not AGAINST. He didn’t know the spell he was seeing (An assumption that this is not a first level spell??) but it obviously was a spell. And almost certainly beyond anything he was capable of doing. But that didn’t mean you didn’t try. Good warlords were hard enough to find without letting them get trapped by nasty spells.

As Noctus charged up to the crowd and did his usual swashbuckler/hero sort of intro Derry instead rode over to the supposed spell caster in the crowd. He was also prepared to cast some sort of spell to get everyones attention – this chaos would simply not do. Perhaps a burning hands spell cast straight up so as not to hurt anyone? It would be an eye catcher. And like Noctus, he did like attention grabbers. But for now he let Noctus have the stage and instead moved towards the spell caster.

“Mage! Yes, you – what is going on here? Can you tell me what has happened? What is this magic? You seem to be trying to organize people – to do what? “


Posted on 2009-12-29 at 01:03:14.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Inactive no more


(Edit = Upon further review)

Heironymus surveys the action going on around him. Of the charging brigands, two are entangled already. Although they look like they will be free soon, at least they are temporarily accounted for. He also saw the guard and young woman run for the woods. Foolish, but not his first concern.

There should still be two brigands coming from the other side of the wagons. His moves in order (for the next couple of rounds if needed, as time allows):

1. Fire his crossbow - at the one attacking the merchant. (1d10 +2)
2. Cast a sound burst at the one he just shot - IF it looks like this can be done without harming the merchant with whom he is engaged. If it can't be - move on to #3. (1d8 + stun)
3. Pull his mace and swing at the closest brigand. (+3 1d)

Posted on 2009-12-26 at 00:45:37.
Edited on 2009-12-27 at 04:25:17 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Didn't Post?


Hmmm . . . I know I didn't post on the other thread, but since I had posted clear actions on this thread before I knew where to post, I didn't think it would lead to inaction. Live and learn, I guess.

I have done little with 3.5. So I have to admit my bonuses are a bit of a guess.

Mace: +2 for 3rd level. +1 for mace weapon focus. = +3
Crossbow: +2 for level.

Anything else I should be looking for?

Posted on 2009-12-26 at 00:32:08.
Edited on 2009-12-26 at 00:52:25 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Well, that was predictable.


Well, at least two of us predicted the attack, so surprise shouldn't be a big problem. Heironymus was watching the woods as he talked briefly with Raif.

His crossbow was up and loaded. He will target one of the attackers on the side opposite of the tangle spell. After that he will drop his crossbow and pull his mace and have at it.

How do you want to handle these things? Are you doing the rolling? Do we post general actions here or on the game thread?

Posted on 2009-12-20 at 16:36:38.

Topic: Save The Princess recruitment
Subject: The Mage


Yes, he is human. Desiderius Obrovakt, is the anticipated name.

I haven't reread the whole mana thing, so no, at the moment I don't understand, but if it is posted in this thread I suspect I can figure it out.

As for the opening, I am open to either, although I wouldn't object to just getting it going. I like the openings, but have had several games disappear before anything really happened. Whatever, your the DM/GM, do what you want.

Edit: Ok, read up on mana - makes sense. No problem there, this is more or less what I always did. Do you use the role to see if a mage can know a spell and limit the number per level he might be able to know? Do you have any limit of what spells my guy has in his book to begin with?

Posted on 2009-12-19 at 18:47:22.
Edited on 2009-12-19 at 19:27:21 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: The game is afoot!


Nice to see severalposts up - the game has begun!

A quick question for the DM - Considering the circumstances of Heironymus' arrival near the city, he would almost certainly have sought out map stores to try and find any maps he could lay his hands on. Some he would simply study. But he would also have purchased a map/maps of the local area - and potentially as wide a view of the world as possible. Did he find any such maps in Maruk? For example, does he have (or at least have seen) a map of the route they are travelling? Does he have any indication of the wilds around him? It is very much in character that he would have sought out such information.

Posted on 2009-12-18 at 21:29:29.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Heironymus Nattvakt


As the wagons trundled along Heironymus couldn’t help but ponder the strange circumstances that had brought him to this road through the wilderness. A wilderness. Some wilderness. He didn’t even really know what wilderness. How had that happened? He still didn’t know.

A month ago he had simply woken up in a field near the city of Maruk. Not only did he not have any recollection of how he got there, but he had never even heard of the city before. He was just there. All of a sudden. *Poof* Or at least he thought of it as a *poof* type of situation, in reality he had simply woken up, and there he was. So maybe it hadn’t been as sudden as a real *poof* but that was how he thought about it. And as far as he knew, there was nobody to contradict him, so a *poof* it was.

But having established that he had arrived in a *poof* really didn’t answer any questions. Having woken up he had done what had seemed the most logical thing to do – head towards the city and start asking questions. And so he did. And got very few answers. He did learn that the city was called Maruk, which was part of the realm of Valin. But that hadn’t helped very much.

He had spent a month searching the city for something that might seem familiar, some indication of where he might be. Even the few maps he had located had not contributed much to his sorely lacking store of knowledge. He had not even been able to locate a proper temple. And certainly this city looked like it could use a protecting temple. But there wasn’t one.

After the month was up he found himself still short of two critical things: money and information. When the opportunity arose to join the caravan it seemed a welcome opportunity. Here was a chance to make some money. He wasn’t broke, but that eventuality wasn’t far off if some form of income was not found. And it would offer him a chance to travel and see what was out there. Perhaps something would be familiar? Perhaps somewhere he would find a map he might recognize? If the city of Maruk had offered no clues, then maybe the next town down the road would.

He just needed to get through this wilderness and find out what and who was on the other side. Thus he found himself in the caravan accompanied by a range of guards hired to defend it from whatever might be out there.

When the wagon wheel broke he was a bit nervous. Or perhaps alert was a better word. Whenever your mobility was limited, it provided an excellent opportunity for attack – and there must be some reason the merchant had decided he needed so many guards. So as the guards and drivers attempted to change the wheel, Heironymus carefully scanned the woods while bringing up his crossbow – making sure it was loaded. He also took a moment to try and see why the wheel had broken – was it simply a rut or was this delay planned by someone?

As he scanned the woods, the man Raif approached, introduced himself, and tossed him his waterskin. Heironymus caught the proffered water and took a brief drink. Keeping his eyes on the woods, he offered the water to another of the guards.

“Well met Raif. You seem well suited to travel through the wilds – I suspect I will be very glad to have you on this journey. You and the hunter here,” he added, indicating Kyara. “My name is Heironymus. Have you travelled in these lands before?”


Posted on 2009-12-18 at 21:25:04.

Topic: Save The Princess recruitment
Subject: Mage in Progress


Just so you know - my mage is in progress. With holidays and such I won't get Desiderius finished right away, but should be able to easily beat any January deadline. If you need something before then let me know. I can always adjust priorities. But it is in progress.

Posted on 2009-12-18 at 17:12:25.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Hmmmmm


Thanks for the list, it helps me keep the various games straight.

This is only the second game I have played with this system, so I am a bit raw at it. But happy to learn. Speaking of learning, just what in some gem-studded-dwarf-mine is a Dwarven War-mage? Sounds cool . . .

Posted on 2009-12-18 at 13:31:00.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: An opener


Ok, folks, I for one am glad to see that things are beginning. But I do have a few questions/comments to begin with.

First, I think a website was put on the recruitment thread earlier with info on the world, could we put that here again so I can find it? This seems like an interesting world and I might want to read a bit. For example, were-creatures are revered?! Does that mean they are good, or that people revere an evil creature, mistakenly or otherwise? With no sunlight except that reflected from the moons, how do plants grow? Just curiosity questions for now.

Second, I think it might help to get a list of
player - charceter name - character class

I know we don't know each other yet, but I'm not sure who to address my questions to since we should be starting with a "meet and greet" amongst the wagons.

Also, just how many guards are there, not counting ourselves?

To introduce my character:
Heironymus Nattvakt - cleric.
He will appear quiet and thoughtful, but well armored. While he isn't overly chatty (as in small talk to fill the time or gossip), he is very friendly and enjoys talking with friendly people.

I will probably wait to post my first entry until I have a little better idea who else is around. Then Hieronymus will begin to ponder the universe.

Posted on 2009-12-17 at 19:36:34.
Edited on 2009-12-17 at 19:37:10 by Nomad D2

Topic: Where are you from?
Subject: Representing the Great Plains and North Dakota


Alabama: t_catt11 (Birmingham), Duncan74 (Decatur)

Arizona - Longshadow (Apache Junction)

California Dragon Mistress, Brianna (mile from Disneyland) / Driztts San Diego (just miles away from Sea World), Syanide Shadowalker, Santa Ana, Oko, Blue_Fire

Florida - Admiral (Tampa) Ruler of the Shadows (Tallahassee, Fort Myers)

Indiana - Longshadow (Lost Wages [Vegas] )

Missouri- JenthLiadon (Columbia); Merideth (St. Louis)

Michigan: Drakar(St. Joesph) Fallen Mistress (Holt)

Nevada Reno; Greygrey, Snake/Wolfy (Lovelock)

New York: Jozan1 ( Fort Plain )

North Carolina. Lyskhala (Originally); Fantasy (Originally. Cherokee County)

North Dakota: Nomad D2

Ohio: Eol Fefalas (New Carlisle), Lyskhala (currently Dayton)

Texas: Tann'Talas (San Antonio, Home of the Alamo); Rystefn K'ryll (Houston area), DarkAutumn (Corpus Christi), Shield Wolf & Randal.n.Beth021409 (middle of nowhere)

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Canada

Alberta - Sibelius Eos Owm (Calgary), SilentOne (Wetaskiwin), Philosopher (Calgary)(Born in Winnipeg), Longshadow (Cold Lake), Purplepseudodragon(Leduc) and her husband to soon join her, Snake, aka Wolfy, Aardvark (Calgary)(also born in Winnipeg)

British Columbia - Geraint and Ananya (New Westminster), Velinith (Vancouver)

Manitoba - Vilyamar (Winnipeg), Dragonblood (Winnipeg)

Nova Scotia - GRUGG (Kinsac)

Ontario - Alacrity & Vanadia (Toronto), Tempest (Brooklin), cdnflirt (30 mins from Windsor and ambassador bridge), Tek (Ottawa, Born in Winnipeg)

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Overseas

United Kingdom - Ginafae (Edinburgh), Septimus Sandalwood (born in Boston M.A, but grew up and is now living in London), TheRealStGeorge, Cheshire Cat,

Iceland - Skari-dono

The Netherlands - Fantasy & Almerin ('s-Hertogenbosch)

Sweden - Scarab (Jönköping)

Finland - Raven (Oulu)

Australia - Guenhwyvar

Spain - Longshadow (Torrejón)



Posted on 2009-12-17 at 01:27:08.

Topic: Save The Princess recruitment
Subject: The bar


I don't even know what the Llama line means, but Desiderius (the mage)also walked into that bar. And it hurt. Shoulda ducked.

Posted on 2009-12-16 at 01:37:23.

Topic: Save The Princess recruitment
Subject: A mage it is


I guess a mage it is. Human, I think. Specific focus has yet to be determined. Work has begun.

Posted on 2009-12-15 at 15:47:38.

Topic: Save The Princess recruitment
Subject: A character


Well, based on a message from Aryn I was thinking a mage would be a good choice. But if instead some muscle is needed I have no problem running a fighter either - probably a dwarf. I'll check with Aryn and confirm what seems to make the most sense and get to work on it.

Posted on 2009-12-15 at 15:02:21.

Topic: Save The Princess recruitment
Subject: I'm in


Thanks to Alacrity for the invite. I would be pleased to join this group. It looks great.

I have never played a game in Audalis so I have some research to do to figure out what all these races your talking about are all about. I am open to any style. It looks like you have the basics covered, but if there is a suggestion/request for something, let me know.

I seem to have some reading ahead of me. How soon do you need things done?

Posted on 2009-12-15 at 00:34:06.

Topic: Interregnum: Q/A
Subject: What's up?


As was said earlier, I know there are computer issues, but a timeline would be nice. What's up?

I think those of us on the ship are just hanging around waiting for an update, or is there something else we should be doing?

Posted on 2009-12-14 at 20:01:40.

Topic: Looking for a D&D game
Subject: Still lookin'


Ok, well, the other game apparently didn't work because I couldn't get everything done in one night. But I am still looking for a game. Anyone else?

Posted on 2009-12-12 at 19:59:01.

Topic: Looking for a D&D game
Subject: Core Rules


I will look it up. Not sure if I can make that deadline, however. We'll see how time works out.

EDIT: I can't get the character made tonight. I am judging a high school debate tournament and have been given no time off between rounds. If you can wait until tomorrow (Saturday) I could try and crank out a character. (Do you have a specific need?) I won't bother unless you say go ahead since you had already put the deadline on. It is 90% likely that I could get a character done by 3 tomorrow afternoon. At least the basics. Let me know if I should do so.

To others, if this falls through I am still in the market for a game. Or maybe I'd add another one anyway.

Posted on 2009-12-11 at 21:32:38.
Edited on 2009-12-12 at 02:43:28 by Nomad D2

Topic: Looking for a D&D game
Subject: Looking for a D&D game


I have had some unfortunate luck since coming to this site. Quite a few games have disappeared within the first couple of months of starting. Some of them had very legitimate reasons for not being able to continue, some just faded away and never came back. But whatever the reason, I have been left with characters and no campaigns.

I would love to find a good D&D game - one that the GM is pretty sure will stick around for awhile.

Most of my game experience is with the older versions of the game. I have never seen version 4, for example. I have now started campaigns in the previous couple. I am more than willing to learn new systems. Plus, it doesn't bother me if I don't know all the rules and have to rely on the GM. Tell me what to roll and I will roll it. I have played quite a bit of the older systems and have had no trouble picking up whatever I needed to so far.

Also, I like the role-playing side of things. A few of the games I have started (that might or might not return: Xenophobia, Out of the Garden, Haunted Highlands) were very heavy on roleplaying. Check out the threads and you'll get a feel for what I write. I have also played and can enjoy the traditional pub crawl, oops, dungeon crawl/hack and slash event.

In the past I have had no trouble keeping up consistent postings and see no problem in the future. If you would like an addition to your game, drop me a note.

Posted on 2009-12-11 at 20:07:42.

Topic: Guess the Quote
Subject: E.A.R.


Edwin Arlington Robinson

Interesting poem. I did not know it before.


"Fighting a war to fix somethig works about as good as going to a whorehouse to get rid of the clap."

Not a commentary on current wars, just something I saw that caught my attention.


Posted on 2009-12-11 at 03:45:51.

Topic: Interregnum: Tainted Nobility
Subject: Plan. what plan??!!


As the young wizard finished talking Doogan had all he could do to avoid shaking his head in disbelief. He admired Anna and Kilton's resolve and willingness to join a worthy cause, and would almost certainly join himself, but a lot remained unanswered. Doogan had rarely ever set off to explore something with less information.

"No doubt as the others have suggested there are elements of this story that the King does not know. No doubt a spellcaster such as this Searo is worth listening to. But regardless, I am not in the habit of allowing others to make my decisions for me. For good or ill, only I can make choices for myself, and I must bear the burden of the choices I make."

Doogan allowed himself a small sigh, and then continued. "Also, while this King may not know all, I highly doubt that a monarch of any worth would allow himself to be no more than a puppet of a spellcaster from Duncan, or anyone else for that matter. Certainly there is more that he DOES know. And I would wish him to share it. For how are we supposed to follow the advice and plan of this Searo of Duncan, as the young mage suggests, if we do not even know what that plan is? Is there naught more to it than simply "You seven are fated to save the world by fighting Nixmir?""

Doogan looked to the King expectantly.

Posted on 2009-11-30 at 02:26:09.

Topic: Interregnum: Tainted Nobility
Subject: Doogan the Patient


So, the ship was underway? He supposed he ought to be annoyed at being carried off without any warning, but there didn't seem to be any point to it. He'd have gone along anyway.

The conversation was interesting at this point, although severly lacking in any details. The compliments kept coming, sort of. "Fated to save the world," or some such thing was not an expression Doogan had expected to hear outside of books, yet here it was being applied to him. At the least the King had his attention.

And it appeared he would continue to hold his attention for at least six days. Doogan still had questions. At this point he knew the name of the necromancer and now a potential destination. But nothing else. What exactly were they supposed to do? He considered repeating his questions again, but decided that he had already asked them enough.

Doogan simply continued to lean back in his chair and listen. He hoped it was obvious that he was waiting for the king to coninue. Patience was a virtue that the explorer had cultivated over the years while attempting to evade traps and such. That skill seemed to be called for at the dinner table.

Posted on 2009-11-27 at 03:02:45.

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.

 


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