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Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Holding magic in reserve

Derry watched with satisfaction as the bugbear in front of Noctus collapsed to the ground. Two down!

His satisfaction was extremely short lived, however as he turned and saw Peter on the ground with a large bugbear ready to finish him off. He was torn - he could not let his companion fall, but he also needed to be careful about burning all of his mana before even entering the building.

Thankfully he knew he had more than one good teammate. He readied a magic missile spell, knowing the missiles would pose no risk to any friends that went to peter's aid. But he didn't cast right away. He held back, hoping his friends could do the job. If the bugbear appeared about to deliver the final blow he would cast. Perhaps a well timed missile would knock thock the bugbears blow off target? But if the others could handle the situation without his magic, so much the better. But if needed, the spell was at the ready.

Posted on 2010-03-09 at 16:23:52.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: mana

Yeah, I know. But we have to get inside the building. I was planning when I post in the game thread to say something about going last. Saving mana will do no good if Peter is dead. We may need those healing potions.

Posted on 2010-03-08 at 17:39:19.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: Spell question

With Peter (I think it is Peter) on the ground I am wondering if Derry has room for a spell like Color SPray without hitting any friends - assuming over Peter's heads. I'm betting it is too dangerous (and he would thus use a magic missle on Peter's Buggy).

Posted on 2010-03-07 at 02:58:39.

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

I'm up for postings as frequently as people get their game play posts in. But in this case we may need to chat before reentering the cave. But then we probably go in again.

Posted on 2010-03-07 at 02:53:08.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Something in there

Heironymus quietly encouraged Kyara to move quickly up the path and out of the cave towards the waiting Dwarf. He kept a lookout behind him as he moved upthe path, never completely turning his back to the opening.

When they reached the top of the hill, he turned around and looked down. As he did, he quietly commented to his friends, "There is something in there. I'm not sure what it is, but something spoke to me in the dark. And I am quite sure I wasn't just hearing things. Ut came just before you returned Kyara. Did you hear anything? See anything?"

Posted on 2010-03-07 at 02:45:04.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Cuz breaking up is hard to do....

Hieronymus sat patiently with his back to the wall in the darkness, eyes and ears listening carefully for any sign of distress from either above or beyond in the darkness. He didn't like breaking up the group, such things rarely seemed to work out well. Still, who was he to say the elf couldn't sneak down the tunnel? As a human, his eyes were almost certainly the worst in the group.

"Heironymus!" He heard a whisper in the dark. (I assume)

Even though he had been sitting waiting for just such a call it he almost jumped. Since his friend was obviously nearby he responded quietly. He quickly followed the elf back to the surface.

Posted on 2010-03-05 at 01:04:54.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Hiding in the shadows in clanking armor

As his partner moved forward into the cave, Hieronymus moved back into the shadows. It wasn't a hard thing to do as pretty much everything was in shadows. He found a solid spot with his back against the wall where he could be sure he was not backlit by the light from the entrance.

He pulled out the wand of light to have it close at hand. If need be it could probably blind anyone trying to jump him. Or his own friends.

He also tried to keep one ear tuned to events outside the cave listening for the dwarf above. He knew the dwarf above was a bit irritated over his role in pushing for the plan to chase after the villians. He really didn't feel a need to be in the lead, in fact he usually preferred to play a supporting role, but so much time had been lost arguing. Sometimes action was needed. Hopefully it would turn out to be the correct action.

At least the cave seemed promising. He sat watching and listening, attempting to hold as still as possible in the dark.

Posted on 2010-03-03 at 22:52:07.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Go ahead alone?

Hmmmm . . . Heironymus is not normally inclined to have someone, anyone, go ahead alone. It sounds dangerous. Then again, taking on a bunch of kidnappers with only two rescuers seems bit dicey as well. If you want to move up, he could live with that. He'd have to sit still near the entrance.

FYI - I THINK he has a wand of light available to him if needed. This might be more useful than a torch, though the same scouting issues arise. It does allow rapid deployment of light.

DM - Do I have the wand? We had discussed it as a possibility in plac of the continual light coins I had asked about. While I have always assumed he had it, I never wrote it down, so I figure I should clarify.

Posted on 2010-03-02 at 04:40:50.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: A full group - how useful

Good news on the new members.

Brianna - it seems like we just need to figure out what to do in the cave. I'm assuming we'd light a torch and move forward. Which one of us is in front? Heironymus as a cleric is in heavy armor, but is so-so as a fightin' machine. I say we just put the dwarf up their and say, "march!" Ok, so that probably isn't a good idea . . .

Posted on 2010-03-01 at 22:06:17.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: A dwarven shepard?

Well, if the dwarf must mind the horse for lack of an active player, so be it. Good luck getting new players. I'd recruit some, but have few significant connections with anyone here at this point.

Meanwhile, I guess the two of us have a hole to explore.

Posted on 2010-03-01 at 14:02:26.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: The cave it is

Before I post I think we need to discuss as a group exactly what we want to do.

Entering the cave seems obvious - and already started. I'd likely light a torch. Heironymus has no night vision, as the DMs post indicated.

I wouldn't think we want to leave the Dwarf on the surface, but then what do we do with the horse? That certainly isn't my call.

Is everyone up for some spelunking?

Posted on 2010-03-01 at 02:20:14.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Path or Cave

Ok, I'm a bit confused. What paths are you talking about Brianna? Are there two paths that you have seen that would lead us to the bottom of the cliff?

Also, we appear to have a semi hidden cave entrance at the top of the cliff. Did you deliberately ignore that or simply miss it? I would think we would explore the cave first. If we do, what do you do with your horse while we venture underground?

Posted on 2010-02-25 at 20:05:42.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Another possibility comes to light

As Kyara expressed her frustration at losing the trail, Heironymus took the opportunity to make his own exploration of the area. At first it all looked like a lot of rock, and more rock, and more rock, and more rock, and . . . you get the idea.

About the time that Kyara started to suggest getting to the bottom of the cliff, and idea the cleric did not relish since he did NOT have a feather fall or spider climb spell, his attention was diverted by another possibility.

"Uh, Kyara, you may want to hold off on the whole cliff climbing expedition. We may have something over here." There was a small hill at the top of the cliff (assuming my geography is correct) and when looking down from it an opening could be seen. At this point nothing else could be discerned for sure, but there was an opening in the ground. "There appears to be an opening, a cave of some sort, over here. Before I try sky diving, I think I'd like to check this out."

"Perhaps the trail did not run out. Our dear tracker, you may have lead us right to the source. Shall we find out what is within?"

Posted on 2010-02-24 at 20:20:54.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Stubborn as a mule, slow as a . . . . something slow!

As the group stood looking out over the rocks and at the cliff edge in front of him, Heironymus was tempted to push his fellow rescuers forward to get them to make up their mind. Not off the cliff, of course, just forward . . .some direction. Get them moving. Honestly, he'd seen rocks that made up their minds faster!

"Ok, folks, we have a damsel in distress to rescue. I know we don't want to make mistakes, but certainly we need to keep moving. Anyone here see anything worth investigating? Which way do we go? Slow and steady does not always win the race, especially when slow has become stop!"

Posted on 2010-02-22 at 18:50:39.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Sweet Dreams Buggy!

Got one!

Derry was tempted to pump his fist, but knew that with three left standing, or charging, that there was much more to do before he could celebrate. Still, one down was a good start.

He appreicated Noctus' bravery in standing before him. He knew the swordsman would want to take down the bugbear himself, but also realized that combat with monsters was not the best time for bravado. Thus he was perfectly willing to stay behind Noctus.

In fact, Derry gradually backed off from the fight. He wanted to cast another sleep spell, or perhaps color spray, but there was simply no way to do so without hitting his comrades. So instead he utilized magic missile, aiming the missile at the bugbear in front of him. Well, in front of Noctus, in front of him.

Posted on 2010-02-22 at 18:42:44.

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

Can a cleric regain his spells in this way as he moves? If so he would do so - the same ones he used up for healing.

*edit* Ok, having read the game post it seems obvious that he would regain the spells during the rest periods since it has been a day or so of travel. Same spells as before.

Group - it seems that we are confronted by a T in the road - we can go to the left or to the right. (Assuming they didn't climb down?) I see no reason to pick on over the other.

DM - does the view differ one way or the other? Is there a change from rock to softer materal in either direction? Is there any way they could have climbed down? Are we assuming that we have already searched the vicinity looking for tracks?

If no further info is forthcoming, do we just pick one? Say go right, because it is the "right way?" At this point I don't have any info on which to base a decision.

Posted on 2010-02-17 at 01:49:22.
Edited on 2010-02-17 at 01:56:24 by Nomad D2

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: A thougth

Derry is now moving up to cast the sleep spell.

What are the rest of you doing? Do you want to be ready to charge once it has been cast? Stay back and use bows? Move to where you can see bows? I don't want to give any that are still awake a chance to arouse those who are napping.

Posted on 2010-02-16 at 17:22:32.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: A lovely little lullabye

With the group seeming to be in agreement on the value of sleep spell, Desiderius began to move forward quietly to get within range. He always felt a sense of satisfaction when his special skills could be of use. And, as always, he hoped fervently that he would feel just as satisfied after the spell had been cast.

Derry assumed the group would be ready to protect him once the spell was cast. They had always been there in the past. He moved as quietly as he could through the shadows to get to about 30 yards. He would center the spell between all 4 of the beasts and take down as many as he could.

(I can't say exactly where Derry goes because the map given of the building won't load while I'm at work. And yes, this qualifies as "hard at work!" But he will want to stay in shadow where possible, with cover if possible and avoid being in a direct line of sight.)

Posted on 2010-02-16 at 17:21:04.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: To the path

Having already started to move towards the woods when he was halted by further discussion, Heironymus is convinced that the time for discussion has come and gone.

"Ok, it seems it is to be the path. I'm heading towards where we think it begins. Let us all go together."

With that Heironymus moves towards the woods, although he goes slowly enough to allow Virif to join him.

(Heironymus will have taken the merchant up on his offer of a few days food. He walks with mace in hand.)

Posted on 2010-02-15 at 03:04:16.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Ok, the trail it is

Heironymus will follow Kyara to the trail. He is very hopeful that the dwarf will follow. One way or another, lets see what happens.

Posted on 2010-02-15 at 03:01:28.

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

Hieornymus - follow the trail
Virif - town ???????

Other votes?

Posted on 2010-02-14 at 04:18:17.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: Posting!

Hey - I'll post!

I just need to get a few answers about sleep before I progress. I wouldn't want to get closer than I have to. Close is for people in armor!

Posted on 2010-02-13 at 04:38:33.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Ok folks, lets agree on a plan and do it

Just discussing in the game page takes forever. Lets get things moving.

Going back has some appeal as the dwarf noted, but it seems unlikely to be the plan for an adventure like this. Follow the path - it has been laid out for us and even the DM is pushing us away from going back. If we aren't going back, and there is nothing more to gain from staying, there seems to be only one way left - onward.

I say let the games begin and move out. I think it is really just the Ion Kired and Virif we need to make are agreed.

If we do follow the path I would think we try to make the best time possible. As was suggested - going up at most every other tree. We have ground to make up.

Posted on 2010-02-13 at 04:30:47.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Move out

In the process of moving towards the trees when the dwarf sat down, Heironymus realized they were not yet done talking. Pausing he added to the conversation, "If the dwarf or any other can find another route, I'll listen. But we have talked a great deal already and the trail will not get any warmer. I, for one, know of no path but the one in the trees. S barring a better idea from better minds, I say we follow it, and the sooner the better."

Posted on 2010-02-11 at 02:53:51.

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

As noted, I am here and would like the game to continue. I like Heironymus and I think things look interesting. I can be patient to get it running again. (But it is frustrating.) If somehow I miss it starting up again please alert me. I will be checking frequently to see if things are moving.

I'm ready to move out and hunt for dark elves!

Posted on 2010-02-10 at 15:28:20.


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