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Topic: Slate: The Hundred Years of Rain
Subject: A journey continued

It seemed that the group was in agreement that the feral couple would join them. Although they weren't eager to go to Pike, the two did seem to realize that it was a better option than joining the remains of their comrades outside the shelter. They had been the lucky ones of the group.

Daxos watched the pair a lot during the journey. They seemed a loving couple that had suffered a lot. But they had also contributed to the suffering of others. They had attacked Dax's group. He couldn't help but wish them well. The world needed more, not less, people. And it needed people that could love. But it needed people that work for all, not those who would steal from others and leave them to die. What type were these two? As they traveled Dax stayed fairly near the couple. He tried to talk to them - in particular he wanted to know how they survived in the wild. Where did they get food? Water? Was there enough shelter available? Where? What sorts? He knew he wouldn't learn how to survive as a feral in one trip, but he had a suspicion that such knowledge might come in handy sometime.

As they approached the town of pike Daxos saw the ladder up to the docks. There should have been water. The world told them all of the time that it had changed. It never let them forget the catastrophe. But, the world persisted and so did Dax. He followed the group up the ladder and looked at the impressive walls of the city. Did ferals really believe they could take such a place? He had seen defenses before in his scavenging trips through the ruins near his hometown. He was curious how those of Pike would compare upon closer examination.

"Halt who goes there!" The cry came from above as they approached the gate.

It was a classic call and even made Dax grin a bit. Stereotypes were alive and well in Pike it seemed. But it didn't seem to be his place to answer. He paused and listened to hear how the clerics would respond. Time to see what Pike wanted to do with its future.

Posted on 2016-11-19 at 16:34:33.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: The choices of crazy little halflings shall rule us all

Lothor was as surprised as everyone when the gems glowed and words appeared on the tomb. And in the language of the Halfling . . . no, in his language. In everyone's native tongue, it seemed.

And now Ulthok was preparing to place the eyes. Every part of Lothor wanted to yell, "no!" But he wasn't really sure why. Well, because this room was evil. Extremely malignantly, evil. Why would it be good idea to put gems into the holes made for them on the tomb of malignant evil? This seemed like giving the tomb what it wanted. And Lothor was quite sure that they did not want to give the resident of this tomb what it wanted. Placing those eyes seemed . . . crazy?

But if they didn't, then what? The gems seemed to have a role to play. They had a home in the tomb. But then, why were they in the skull to begin with? What was the connection between the crypt here and the skull in the throne room? Would the salamander want the gems placed or not? There were so many questions and so few answers. He wanted to slow things down. He wanted to investigate the other rooms - were there other keys locked in other rooms just as these gems had been found in a room that didn't appear at first? What might the fountain or other places offer. He didn't know. But he didn't like this. But it was also well beyond him. This was stuff he didn't know about. Unfortunately, he didn't think the Halfling knew much about it either. It wasn't his kind of magic, whatever that meant. But maybe he knew more than Lothor. Maybe.

With deep misgivings, Lothor held his position with his back to the wall and watched the Halfling. Would the salamander appear? Would something else. There was almost no chance that nothing would happen.

Posted on 2016-11-19 at 16:04:27.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Plans

Ok, folks, what do we do?

I assumed we shut the door and stay for the night at a minimum.

Do we:
1. rest for the night here hoping ghosts stay at bay.
2. head down the stairs?

Trossach votes for the stairs, but wouldn't argue with a group decision to rest - as long as we had multiple guards.

For the DM:
1. Did the elf see the tower when his group was this far before? We saw it from where their packs were.
2. Do we have a sense of the number of zombies?

Posted on 2016-11-19 at 15:46:28.

Topic: Dark Sun Game
Subject: And now a step down into darkness

Trossach looked around the old guard room, not surprised, but not pleased at what he found. The look was right, but the metal was a surprise. How could it be that nobody else had ever removed the metal from this place. He thought he knew the answer but turned to the elf and asked anyway. "your group, before you were attacked, did you see this place? It was visible to us from that location."

And the memories . . . clearly Ochit had experienced something similar as well. "Yeah, Ochit, I saw it also. A tomb? A prison?"

At that point the sound of the zombies intruded again unto his consciousness. "Lets hope this isn't our tomb." With that he stuck his head outside to see how many of the dead were headed this way. (Assuming he sees a lot.) He pulls his head back inside and says, "Ochit, like it or not, help me shut this door and bar it. Someone get light." (If there is an obvious way to bar the door he does so, if not he would try to improvise something.)

"Ok guys, assuming that holds, do we rest our weary bones here for awhile, or go down and see if there are any more active weary bones down those stairs?"

Posted on 2016-11-17 at 18:02:00.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Posting

Saw the update and will try to get in an update fairly soon. Gotta think what to say and do. Any suggestions from the rest? It kinda feels like we will be waiting on the priests and the towns reception of their message. But it is our job, perhaps, to help give that message. Who is the logical spokesperson that isn't a tiny little guy?

Posted on 2016-11-16 at 21:56:04.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: NFL Again

New Orleans

Posted on 2016-11-16 at 19:38:53.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Zick is present

Of course, Zick will be here. Love the character and love the group.

No idea about a sub-class. That will take some thought.

Posted on 2016-11-15 at 14:11:53.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Bummer

Very sorry to lose you in this game Shieldwolf. But sometimes life needs to take priority. Best wishes. We will see how the DM wants to play this.

Posted on 2016-11-14 at 22:04:12.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: What to do?

Just a reminder that just because you see a button that says, "push me," you do not actually have to do so.

Posted on 2016-11-14 at 20:48:47.

Topic: Dark Sun Q/A
Subject: Well, that was interesting

A Q for the DM: The zombies outside, do we have any sense of their numbers? They aren't fast so I would think we could have looked around outside. Essentially, how deadly does the threat outside seem to be?

Also, given the comment about metal weapons - this was the world where metal was really rare, right? Just checking to make sure I'm keeping groups/games straight. Assuming so, are the weapons in usable shape? Also, is metal valuable - as in, could we take the iron/steel to a blacksmith who could forge new/non-rusted weapons out of it?

Posted on 2016-11-14 at 19:22:02.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Plot

I like the idea of advancing to Pike, but whether you do that or just leave it where it is - just put in a post to let us know where/how to pick things up again. Even if it just repeats previous information, it provides a starting point. But moving on to Pike is a good idea.

Posted on 2016-11-13 at 21:01:33.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Info on the crypt

Alathea - yeah, we checked those things.

Everything glows magic - and a very, very evil magic.
No secret doors.
Crypts examined closely, but no words or anything interesting.

Posted on 2016-11-13 at 20:59:54.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: The gems lead the way

Lothor stood at the back as the others entered the crypt again. He kept back to try and keep an eye on whatever might appear and leap out at them. From that vantage point he saw as Ulthok took out the gems again - they were glowing.

'Well, the gems mean something, anyway,' he thought to himself. 'Let us hope that they are worth the risk and lead somewhere.' But separating the gems and moving apart from the party had its own risks - the concerns about the salamander were still very real.

So Lothor slipped past the rest of the group and into the crypt. He moved just a few feet along the wall to the left - and stood with his back to the wall so that nothing could attack him from the rear, or so he hoped. As the two spell casters started to move apart with the gems he offered up a quick warning to everyone. "Be ready, those gems are doing something, but we don't know what will come of it." He held his two throwing axes in case something appeared and kept his eyes on Sirene and Ulthok in case something appeared.

Posted on 2016-11-13 at 20:57:46.
Edited on 2016-11-13 at 20:58:39 by Nomad D2

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: One more from your friendly local alchemist

If I wanted to look at things to buy, what is the best book to use? I get confused between the various games I'm in.

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 14:18:30.

Topic: Titansgrave QnA
Subject: Back tracking questions

Two other questions from the firebeetles.

1. The bag that was stuck to the firebeetle- did we have any guess about how long it had been there? I think it was stuck on with blood and such. Any guesses?
2. Fire beetles. How long do they live? Would we have any guesses as to how long they could stand guard without, say starving, or whatever?

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 14:12:16.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: Deadly silence

Rhyson crawled under the eyebeams that Tomiki had spotted. He was trying to look carefully everywhere, but he wasn't sure he would have spotted them on his own. He liked having skilled companions. How often did he say that to himself?, he mused.

"Be careful, it doesn't seem likely that there is anyone alive in here, but you never know. More likely, there could be a live wire or some such thing." At that point he grabbed a bit of trash and tossed it lightly a bit higher on the pile to see if it reacted in any way. "Also, when you get up there - if there seems to be nothing to worry about - see if you can see anything in the ceiling. If it is going to be so conveniently exposed for us, we might as well take a look." As Tomiki got ready to climb Rhyson inspected first the pile and then turned his gaze towards the ceiling. A simple HVAC didn't give much of a hint about what this place had been used for.

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 14:10:05.

Topic: Dark Sun Game
Subject: Sometimes there wasn't much planning to be done

Trossach looked at Ochit as the group started walking towards the tower. "Don't know, Ochit. I think that will depend on what we find when we get there. I think for now the plan is no more complicated than walk and keep your eye out for the walking dead."

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 13:57:56.

Topic: IRON AGE Game
Subject: For what it was worth, this was his home

Get gone or stop a war? That was how Angel had described the situation and it did seem to pretty well sum things up. They could run for it. And in this case he would even have some friends to run for it with. He looked around at them. It was a good group in an odd sort of way.

But then he looked around him at the rest of the town. It was his home. Of sorts. He knew people here. Good people. Ok, bad people too, but also good people. And, well, people. Just people. Whoever had written those letters didn't seem like they meant well for any of these people. Not even the lion in the pink dress from the day before.

He looked at the others and then back at the Puppy. "Yeah, Savis, I don't know what any of us can do, but we seem to be in a better position than anyone else around us to do something about it. Lets at least see what the guard has to say and what other information we might be able to gather from our various sources and then make a decision. I don't know what I can do, but if there is something, I'd want to do it." He turned towards Lara. "Could you run that list of ingredients by me again? It sounds like some sort of magical or alchemical formula. I'll see if the master alchemist recognizes anything."

After getting the list of ingredients memorized, he ran off through town towards his guildhall. As he ran, he started to wonder about what sorts of things he should be preparing or buying for the next phase of life's little adventure. More bombs, that was for sure. He felt kinda naked without them. What did that say about him?

He grinned as he ran through the crowd. Life was getting interesting.

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 13:54:51.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: So now what?

We wanted to come back to the crypt room. Here we are.

I have no real idea what to do here. We searched before and found nothing. This room didn't change, unlike the others. Did anyone have any specific reason for coming here?

In my mind the only thing new about it is the reaction of the gems. Should we try to bring them close to the crypts? On them? Touch them? Destroy them? (Crypt or gems)

Given the DM's warning, we probably don't want to crack a lid. At least that is how I interpret it. But if we don't do something with the gems is there any reason to stick around?

I'm clueless. Let the mages speak!

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 13:43:21.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Here we go again

Sunday, November 13
Green Bay I so badly want to pick Tennessee
NY Jets
Minnesota They have to turn it around sometime
Kansas City
San Diego
Seattle I'd be the only one making this pick, right?

Monday, November

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 13:35:14.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Up to Five

Well, that looks promising.

Whenever we start up Schnozz, I suspect you'll need to do another game post just to create a starting point - then we keep going, presumably from about where we left off. Gotta go reread some stuff. Acid rain, water, captured some couple, priests, some sort of utopia somewhere...

Posted on 2016-11-12 at 13:31:36.

Topic: Slate Q&A Thread
Subject: Like a jolt of lightning out of the blue

It's Alive!!!

Daxos would return.

Posted on 2016-11-10 at 18:22:34.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Wanna go Browns, but...

Gotta go Baltimore

Posted on 2016-11-10 at 18:20:22.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Skill check

One more thing.
When Zick looks at the list of ingredients, do they suggest anything alchemical to him? He would also bring the list to the master alchemist to see if he saw anything.

Posted on 2016-11-07 at 14:24:40.

Topic: Iron Age Q/A
Subject: Well, now that gets things moving a bit.

1. Since nobody questioned my splitting of the loop, I guess I'll assume it went that way. Speak up if not.

2. For the DM - did Zick have time to replace all of his various bombs, tanglefoot bags and thunderstones? By replace I mean make them. The bombs especially. If needed, he could buy the others.

3. I'll try to get a post up shortly about Zick's shopping list. It probably won't be long.

4. Probably not much to post until we hear from the DM about Lara's checking the underworld and what the guard said. I was thinking we might go monster hunting, but that might be on the backburner now.

Posted on 2016-11-06 at 16:50:20.


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