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Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: To read a good book


Sirion took the book from Kestross.

"Give me a moment to see what we have," he said as he opened the volume. "If you want I'll read anything interesting out loud."

Posted on 2015-02-25 at 00:08:23.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Smiles, Armor and loads of good, clean fun


Two questions:

1. Did Smiley move forward? Previously it had moved back and was pictured back by the Queen. Now it is shown forward, but no mention of it was made. Has it moved forward to attack again?

2. The armor - is it all the way forward already? Could a quick moving Lothor move forward and intercept it before it got to the others? I think #3 is the one closest to him. Can he get a clear run at either of them?


Posted on 2015-02-21 at 13:57:17.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: ouch


Well, that really stinks. Little bummer for us on the delay. Big bummer for you. Good luck.

Posted on 2015-02-17 at 10:24:23.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: How to decapitate a tin can in one easy swing


As the suit of armor beneath him squirmed like a stuck bug, Lothor quickly considered his options. He badly wanted to hurl his axe at Dark Whisper. Leaving the spell caster free was dangerous, as Weaver’s current state showed. But the armor was his first priority. Its ability to steal magic to restore itself was doubly dangerous. Would a rejuvenated armor be able to free itself from his sword? And its ability to steal the power from spells was preventing the group’s spellcasters from utilizing all of their firepower. The armor needed to be finished off completely. Eliminate the threat. Plus, he needed his sword.

So Lothor stayed in place atop the pinned armor. He grabbed his handaxe and, spinning it so that the flat backside of the axe head would make contact, swung it with all of his strength against the side of the armors helmet, hoping to separate the helmet from the body of the armor. Since the body couldn’t move, the helmet should give easily.

If that didn’t do the trick he would swing again with the axe, continuing with his quest to finish off the armor. If helmetless it continued to wriggle, like the other damaged tin can, perhaps a second swing would take off an arm. He needed to take it out quickly. There were too many other threats in the room that needed dealing with, and some of his friends could clearly use his aid.


Posted on 2015-02-11 at 10:29:34.

Topic: College Days
Subject: college . . .


Well, I'd much rather be a student than have a job.
Except for the whole money thing.
But I like being a student.

Enjoy.

Posted on 2015-02-10 at 13:16:04.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: An Undead Quest with no Guide


Undead? Sirion sighed. He had to admit he had been hoping for more goblins. He didn’t know that much about undead, although he did have a few surprises for them if it came to that.

And it appeared it would indeed come to something. Predictably, Kestross was the first to jump in and offer his aid. The man had flair, no doubt about it. The whole hat swishing thing was something Sirion could never have pulled off. Nor would he have tried. But it was a very Kestross thing to do and, flashy or not, it was also the right thing to do. Sirion was pleased to see that the others all seemed to agree; even the gnome would set aside his shoemaking for this fight.

After all of the others had said their bit, been handed the book, and started to move out, Sirion stepped forward and smiled at the mayor. “We will do our best for your town. Nobody should have to live in boarded up rooms afraid to leave their homes.”

As he exited the mayors building he caught the tail end of Arvin’s comments, “…and you can explain what you’re going to do to help us here in Dalhurst.” “We are going to explain?” thought Sirion to himself as he trudged through the rain and mud. Did the old man lead us here just to push us into the mayor’s office and disappear again? He had never really expected the man to aid with any fighting, although he strongly suspected he was a lot tougher than he let on, but he had assumed that at some point he would share some information. Something more useful than “Go to the mayor’s office and ask what you can do.”

They arrived back at the inn while Sirion was pondering the lack of useful information from their guide. Moving into the warmth of the building he breathed deeply of the warm air and looked forward to reading the history of the town. Perhaps something useful would be there. At the very least they needed a clue about where to start. Sirion quickly took up his usual place by the fire, leaning his spear against the wall next to him.
As Kestross sped up the stairs, taking the book with him, the sorcerer decided he’d start with the obvious question.

“Anyone know anything about the undead? One advantage to fighting goblins was that once you killed them, you could be pretty sure that they were going to stay dead. But once you bust up a skeleton, how do you know it is going to stay busted? It was already dead after all.”

He then looked towards the half-orc bartender. “Pynn, I suspect it is in high demand around here lately, but anyone around here sell holy water? And is there anyone that might have books with information on the undead? We may need to do some research beyond what the history describes.”

And with that he settled into his seat by the fire and waited for either others to answer or Kestross to return with the book. If the man didn’t immediately start to open it and read, Sirion would offer to do so. He was curios.


Posted on 2015-02-09 at 22:13:37.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen
Subject: An introduction to Sirion of Smoke Mountain


Sirion was enjoying his time in the roadside inn. As usual, he found that by sitting by the fire (his favorite place – he loved the warmth and hated being cold and wet) he could relax and let the “adventure” fade from his muscles. And as invariably happened, he soon found himself deep in a conversation with the locals about the goblin cave, the local mountains and various threats to local safety – such as a group of bandits that kept getting mentioned.

He was busy with his conversation and watching Kestross (something that rarely failed to amuse him, for the man worked so hard at being amusing) perform when the old man sat down at the table with his companions. Seeing this, he stood, apologized to those he had been speaking with, claimed his spear from the wall next to the fireplace where he had placed it and his wine from the table and moved over to see what was happening. He was in time to hear the invitation to aid Dalhurst. As the old man left, Sirion watched him go in curiosity. It was a cryptic offer and not the most informational.

After their guest had left the room he looked back at his two companions sitting at the table. “Well, I don’t know anything about our guest tonight or about Dallhurst – if you do I’d love to hear it. But we are short of quests at the moment.”

The Mountain Road:
Upon reaching the mountain road days later Sirion got to meet the two others who appeared to be a part of this quest. He immediately liked the dwarf. Paladins could be a bit stuffy at times, but this one clearly had his heart in the right place and his head on straight – how much more practical could you get than a full wagon train? Sirion was more than willing to take a ride.

Zilvra was a bit more of a mystery. There was a lot of hostility there – while not aimed directly at Sirion, it did appear to be aimed at the world at large. There was also some odd parentage, but being a sorcerer Sirion knew how difficult those questions could be. And pointless. She was herself, not her parents – again a lesson sorcery had taught him. He tried to speak with her a few times, but tried to avoid being overly pushy. There would be time.

He greatly enjoyed the first part of the trip – he always enjoyed traveling and doing so with no fear of running out of food or wearing your boots out was a joy. So he walked or rode, spoke with his new companions, and simply watched the countryside roll by. The world was full of great scenery.

It was also full of foul weather. He really hated rain. When the downpour started he simply tried to stay dry and move quickly. Upon arriving in Dalhurst, he would have had a hard time explaining how grateful he was for the tavern and the fireplace.


Posted on 2015-02-09 at 21:37:05.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen Q&A
Subject: Let me introduce myself...


I am going to be introducing a sorcerer into your game in place of the mage that has been missing for a bit. Since the game has only just begun I took advantage of the chance to create my own character. So say hello Sirion of Smoke Mountain, sorcerer with a fire elemental bloodline, your newest traveling companion.

Actually, for 3 others he is apparently an old travelling companion. It seemed easiest to just slide him in the place of the old mage - so I was planning on running him as if he was a part of the band of 4 that had done some adventuring together - such as the goblin cave clean out. I could easily come in separately if you prefer, but that seemed easiest to me.

I plan on making two posts tonight. One will be an introductory post such as most of you did when you got the summons and met to start the journey. The other will be a post to get Sirion up to date - back in the tavern after the book has been acquired.

Thanks for letting me join the group and let me know if you have any questions.

Posted on 2015-02-09 at 18:14:39.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: When a rapier just won't do


After throwing himself at the suit of armor, Lothor found himself on top of the metal contraption on the ground. It seemed slashing and slicing were of no use against these things. But he had already seen the damage a massive rams head could do to them. They could be hurt.

Luckily, he had never gone in for little blades. His sword was no rapier. It was a huge hunk of metal that just happened to be sharp on the edges – truly worthy of the title of great sword. He would drive it into the beast like a battering ram. From his position atop the suit of armor he raised himself up, keeping his left foot firmly planted on the things sword arm, and plowed the great blade into the breast plate. There was no subtlety in this. No attempt to cut. He simply aimed to use the massive size of the metal blade to crush the things chest. And so he brought the blade crashing down with his full weight and all of his hill giant strength to bear on it.

Posted on 2015-02-04 at 00:13:08.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hello


It seems I am going to be taking over the role of Lothor Greenbeard. It looks like a great game and I look forward to participating.

I will be posting Lothor's next action in a few minutes - several pages of reading gives me some idea of what is going on so I can get something in and the game doesn't need to wait. But I must admit, I'm a bit lost. Monster's seem to have names instead of just races (Dark Whisper, Howler) and there is some sort of smiley face. A touch confusing.

I intend to do some reading to catch up, however, if someone wanted to fill me in a little it might help. For example, the quest seems to be a rescue and destroy a power source? Not exactly kill the lich, although that might be part of it. What is the goal? (Or is there an easy way to find the post that started the quest without reading 225 pages?) What are these creatures? (The armor, hydras and lich I think I understand - the others not so much.) If there is anything else I should know, please tell me. It can only aid my ability to roll-play and help the party.

But for now I think I have a suit of armor to bash.

Nomad

*edit* Guess I won't post yet as I need to be an official member of the game first. But a Lothor post is forthcoming!

Posted on 2015-02-03 at 18:54:40.
Edited on 2015-02-03 at 19:20:18 by Nomad D2

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Interested


TannTalas - I sent you a message. I am interested. I look forward to seeing what the campaign is all about.

I-Binary - I will enquire about your game as well. I never played Pathfinder, but I don't see that as much of an obstacle.

Thanks to both for your interest.



Posted on 2015-02-01 at 22:06:23.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Bump


Thanks for the welcome.
Just bumping the thread to the top of the "latest updated" list.

Posted on 2015-02-01 at 13:55:11.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Rautenburg


Indeed I was in the Rautenburg game. It was fun, and the only non-D&D game I've done. It was sad to lose a member of the community.

Posted on 2015-01-30 at 20:12:18.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Standby


Put me on standby. In 2-3 weeks you may find your lost player and I may have found other options, but if not, it sounds like a good game with committed players.

Posted on 2015-01-29 at 23:37:19.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Looking for a game


I was active on this site about 3 1/2 years ago when family matters forced me to suspend my involvement. But circumstances change and I am now looking to get back in to the game.

In the past I have been primarily a D&D sort of guy, so that would be my likely focus. However, I've tried a few other things as well and would be willing to try other options. I like writing and in the past I think I can say I posted regularly and with well written posts. I'd have to go back and find the threads to get the right game titles, but can do so if you want to see my past posts, but I'd be happy to do so. I've never dropped out on a game - even when things happened a few years ago I stayed in the game until the game stopped. So if I join your game you can count on my staying in your game.

So anyone looking for an active member for their game?

Posted on 2015-01-29 at 23:14:59.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: What is important


I am disappointed about the loss of the game. But please don't take that as a statement on your reasons - instead I mean only to say that I have greatly enjoyed Escape from Castle Rautenburg. It is a compliment - you have given me enjoyment - and at a time in my life when I badly needed it because of real life issues on my end. Thank you for being a big part of the Inn.

And now go do what you have to do. Best wishes to you and your entire family.

Posted on 2012-04-11 at 22:29:25.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: A sniper stands guard


Corbin stood guard while the group welcomed its new member. He wasn't in command - and he wasn't sure what he'd do if he was anyway. Keep going down, I guess, he thought to himself.

As the group moved out Corbin held his position near the rear of the party. He tended to ignore the command decisions and keep his eyes and ears peeled. He did not want to be surprised. Those Germans were not the worst thing down here.

After the next room had been declared safe he moved forward and took a quick glance himself. He was curious about what was in the trunks. And the food looked good, but probably was not worth the wait. But you never knew about food on a mission like this. Where would the next meal come from? Meanwhile, he stood back near the door they had entered from and kept guard. Although he looked around the room they were in, he kept his eyes primarily focused on the hall they had come from. Having caught a snipet of German from the stairway, he figured Romo would be the one to look that direction - Corbin's German wasn't good, while the Sarge was fluent.

So he sat back and watched and listened. He wondered about the winecellar. Somehow it seemed like winecellars were a traditional place for secret doors. And this place seemed to have legends coming alive, so why not secret doors? It would be nice if for once having mysteries come alive helped them out instead of hunting them.

But while he mused these things over, and glanced around the room a little, especially where the casks used to be located, he kept his focus on the hallway.

Posted on 2012-03-11 at 21:07:42.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Here!


Good thing I stopped by to check things out!

Good to hear that things are back to normal enough to get the gaming going again. The sniper is ready to fire.

Posted on 2012-03-08 at 01:17:06.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Sniper standing guard


Corban left the communications to those with degrees in communications . . . or whatever it was you learned when you got promoted. he was glad to have one positive outcome from this trip, even if it was just saving the arse of another team member. And one more team member might mean a better chance of saving the rear end of everybody.

So he helped get Brutal out of the pit as commanded, only adding a "nice grab, big guy," as he saw the precarious hold that had saved the man's life.

Once that was done, he took he usual position against a wall, on guard. In particular he kept his eyes on the doors - there had been too many surprises already and they had made a lot of noise.

He did smile when Max commented on their taking care of everybody topside. "oh yeah," he responded. "Lets just say there don't seem to be many. . . ahh . . .people topside anymore. Or much castle, for that matter." But he kept his eyes on the hallway and he listened carefully.

Posted on 2012-01-17 at 02:40:43.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: From the back


From the back of the group, Corban heard Brutal curse, the trap door slam and shouting in German. Brutal cursing was normal, but it took on a different tone when he was falling through a trap door.

There were people between him and the trap, so Corban couldn't jump to Brutal's aid right away. What he could do was prepare for his role as team sharp-shooter.

If space allows he will see if he can line up a shot on the door at the end of the hall. (Does he have any inclination if the German voices are coming from down the pit or behind the door?)

If he can't see much through the rest of his team, he will instead move to the wall and try to keep guard on the rear - meaning both back up the stairs and down into the water. Noise could be a bad thing.

Either way he is listening carefully both for commands from the officers and better location information on the Germans.

Posted on 2011-12-11 at 05:59:17.
Edited on 2011-12-11 at 06:17:23 by TannTalas

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: A post!


An update! Exciting! With the news tempered by hearing that the boss man has health issues.

Take care of your health, we will be here. Andnow to figure out a post - kinda hard since the sniper would pretty much follow orders while looking for anythingweird that might come at him!

Best of luck on your health.

Posted on 2011-12-07 at 04:39:31.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: One way to go


As the group raced towards and then down the stairs, McGuiness had all he could do to not fall down the stairs laughing. He'd seen Brutal blast the suit of armor - the same suit that he had been staring at ever since the Gargoyles had been defeated. Way to go Brutal! He hadn't envisioned himself sharing thoughts with the muscle very often, but on this one they were of one mind. Maybe Brutal was more clever than he looked after all.

Smirking a bit at the chunks of armor smoking on the ground as he provided a rear guard as the group descended, McGuiness tried to make sure that none of the tentacles followed them down.

Once the dust settled and the group moved down, he simply did his job - watch carefully for anything that might come alive and kill them. When they heard the shots, Corban's first thought was of the prisoner. Who else would be shooting here? Well, besides anyone lucky enough to still be alive and desiring to stay that way. Was running towards gunfire the same things as running towards monsters?

Who knew? The only truth at the moment was that all the truths they thought they knew about the world had been turned upside down, and they clearly did not understand the truths of this new world they found themselves in.

Such contorted thoughts just made him snort - quietly. They weren't much use. One truth he did know was that survival seemed most likely in a group. So he was prepared to follow orders. Hopefully the captain would prove wise.

Posted on 2011-11-17 at 05:24:28.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Tentacles . . . again


Corban listened with one ear as the scientist described the experiments in the castle. His attention was focused on watching everything else going on around them. His eyes were consistently drawn back to the suit of armor. Given everything he had seen so far, it almost seemed odd that the armor had NOT come to life. Yet. It hadn't come to life "yet" he reminded himself as he continued to scan the area.

"Fire and iron" the lady had said. Or was it "fire and steel?" Their bullets seemed effective, if not as effective as they would be on normal creatures. But these things could be killed. Corban hoped they wouldn't end up needing to take the sword from the knight and fight with weapons like that. He was good with a gun, not a sword.

When the scientist screamed and ran out of the room, Corban was torn between disgust for his panic and sympathy for the terror that drove him to panic. What would it have been like hiding in this place alone for hours and hours?

Hiding must have been better than the end the man received. The sniper's gun was coming up when the order to "hold fire" came. Smart. It was a good order, if completely against instinct. Smart.

When the captain asked the lady about the generators, Corban smiled. Something about the story had been ticking away in the back of his head but he couldn't quite make it come out, until the captain had spoken it for him. Power, that had been a key part of the story. Find the generators. He was beginning to like the officers here. Even with the insanity into which they had stepped, they were making good decisions. He liked that. His life depended on that.

And so did the life of the prisoner. Corban did not want to leave that man here. He wondered which one it was as his eyes continued to sweep the room and the entrances.

Posted on 2011-10-20 at 16:35:52.
Edited on 2011-10-20 at 16:36:13 by Nomad D2

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: I'm not out


I haven't even read all of the last 5-6 posts yet, but saw a couple of them. Yes, my real life has had some real serious shocks lately. But in all honesty - it almost makes the games more important. I need an escape from reality, which these games provide. So, what does it mean for my posting? I'm not sure. That is why I posted the news. I might have some times when I simply don't have time to post. But so far I think I have kept up with it. I doubt I would miss very frequently, but I might sometimes. Of course, things could go splat on me also, I just don't know. But I think I could post the vast majority of time. Probably. So I'd love to see the game continue. Or, if needed, I could take on a role in a new game. Or, since there are unpredictable variables, I could sit out. But i'd hate to have a game cancelled in part because of me, especially when so far i have been able to keep up.

Posted on 2011-09-26 at 02:39:31.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Real life kicks hard


Real life has decided to kick real hard. Real hard. My wife was just diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gerhigs disease. I truly don't even know what to do.

My life has been turned upside down in the last couple of weeks making games a bit less significant and timely. I don't want to quit my games and the Inn. To be frank, they represent a badly needed break from reality. Suddenly gargoyles and giant tentacled monsters seem almost pleasant. However, there may well be times when I simply don't get around to games. I simply ask for your understanding with this. I have absolutely no problem with Corban getting run as an NPC if I occaisonally am slow. In fact, I'd prefer that to having the game bog down. The games are more fun (and distracting) when they keep moving.

So go get those bad boys! I'll be there when I can.

Posted on 2011-09-16 at 23:54:00.

 


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