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Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: Traps? Really?

Come on, you don't honestly think our dear game master would actually set traps for us do you?! I'm shocked!

But ok, Crow can look for them.

Posted on 2010-01-13 at 19:42:00.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Does this world have Darwin awards?

After speaking with his companions Desiderius stepped back and called out to the guys who looked to be attempting to make a bomb. "Be careful. And give us some warning! We will want to be able to see what impact your experiment has on the whole bubble. For that we need to know when it is coming!" Under his breath Derry could not help mumbling, "And to get under cover. Beware of peasants, moonshine and an open flame!"

Before the entire group dispersed he also added, "Hey, when they plan to set off the explosion, we might want to all be ready to move. If it does anything it will probably be to just weaken the thing a bit. If it does, we'll want to be ready to try to run through the thing. All together would seem to be the best idea. I'm going to go check on the digging, but when they are ready to blast, lets get set to react. Let me know if the bubble responds to any of your attempts. Andif it does, does it weaken at the point of impact, or on the opposite side."

With that Derry moves off to observe the digging, standing back a bit with the apprentice. He gives the apprentice the same basic guidelines. Look for weakness in response to any of our actions. He makes sure to stand well back from the bomb team, but keeps a close eye on their activities.

Posted on 2010-01-13 at 14:22:10.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: The best laid plans of warriors, rogues and mages . . .

I suppose we should develop a marching order and such.

Desiderius happily offers take the mages typical place in the middle of the pary protected by all the suits of armor.

Posted on 2010-01-13 at 14:14:17.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Time for the healer to look at things

Heironymus moved forward to the where Raif was examining the body.

He wanted to look quickly at things. Were there any wounds? How had he been killed? This assumed he was dead, which seemed likely. Was there any chanced that he was still able to be revived?

Certainly here was one of the colaborators If the girl was gone, this had been her guardian. It seemed he wouldn't be getting what he had expected. Did people never learn that this was how such treasonous acts almost always worked out? Live by the backstab, die by the backstab. Stupid, unfortunate, fool.

"It sure would be nice to be able to talk to this guy. But Harl's being here means the girl came through here."

(Heironymus is specifically looking for evidence of any kind on Harl's body and for a chance to see if he could be healed and revived.)

Posted on 2010-01-10 at 19:24:22.

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

I like the way the game is going right now. Twice a week deadlines, but if life allows us all to get posts in early, what the heck, why not move things along? But there is time allowed if that isn't possible.

As for inactivity - I would prefer not to be left inactive - to stand around slackjawed in the middle of combat, for example. I would say have us do very basic things that seem obvious. In combat - attack and defend. But probably attack whatever is closest. Don't charge the dragon, for example. And limtied use of spells. But logical stuff. It keeps things moving, but still forces/allows us to make all the really critical decisions.

Posted on 2010-01-10 at 16:35:42.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: I said SHADOWBOXING! Not friend boxing!

Heironymus dodged away from the dwarf's swing. He hadn't thought he had come that near, but it seemed the battlemage dwarf was a quick little bugger. He might do well to remember that.

After having taken a swipe at him, it seemed that the Dwarf's vision cleared. He lost the far away look and stopped swinging at things that were not there.

"Virif, you ok? If the illusion has left you, we should follow Raif and the dog. The dog appears to be onto something."

(Assuming Virif is indeed free of the illusion, Heironymus would follow Raif towards the dog. But he wouldn't move on until he was sure of the dwarf - for his own safety and that of the dwarf.)

Posted on 2010-01-10 at 03:03:39.
Edited on 2010-01-10 at 19:24:48 by Nomad D2

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Using the elements

Derry couldn't help agree with Noctus that shovels, water pitchers and a bit of burning alcohol was unlikely to have the desired effect, but it seemed unlikely that anything would be lost by the effort. Sometimes the simplest solution really was the best. And unfortunately sometimes it wasn't.

So while Noctus was plying his wiles on one of the local women Derry attempted to be of use with the attempts on the sphere.

The digging he left to the ranger, figuring that since he had suggested it, and was much stronger than Derry anyway, he would see to that task.

Derry cautiously approached the wagon and suggested that they make a torch out of some wood and hold it to the sphere. "Lets just see if the sphere reacts. While one of you is doing that, perhaps the rest can gather wood for a larger fire - in case it appears that flame has an impact." It also gave everyone something to do.

Derry allowed those with pitch and wood to do the work - he was willing to lend a hand if needed, but if everyone else cleared out around these guys there was likely a reason. "slow down, lets not get anyone hurt. All we are trying to do right now is see if the elements have any impact on the sphere."

Derry turned to his companions. "Ok, there are probably two things we are looking for. First, is this thing a dome or a sphere. The digging will show this - does it go under ground and if it doesn, does it seem to be curving back on itself as a sphere might? Second, the thing seems to deepen in color where it is hit. do water or fire cause this effect? Does an intensification of color inone place cause a reduction in color, and maybe thus stregth, in another? We've got some help, lets see what happens."

Posted on 2010-01-09 at 17:55:48.
Edited on 2010-01-09 at 17:57:12 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Crazy Dwarfs shadow boxing

As Heironymus emerged from the woods near the Dwarf, he wasn't certain what to make of the scene. Clearly the dwarf was ready for battle, clearly he thought something was there, but yet nothing could be seen. Another illusion? If so, it was one the dwarf was seeing, but Heironymus was not. Invisibility?

As the big dog took off further into the woods, the cleric looked carefully around the area. He was looking for anything that would give away a hostile presence. Shadows, unexplained movements, footprints, anything. As he looked around he called to the Dwarf, "Virif, your friends are here. What do you see? I can detect no enemy."

When the dog started barking Heironymus did not immediately move in that direction. His first concern was the dwarf in front of him. Was the dwarf under attack? He continued to look around, including beyond the dwarf where the mighty warrior-mage was looking, and held his ground with mace raised and ready for combat.

Posted on 2010-01-07 at 22:09:30.
Edited on 2010-01-07 at 22:11:51 by Nomad D2

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Digging - a useful suggestion

Digging? That sounded exactly like the kind of practical suggestion the ranger might make. Desiderius liked the tall ranger. He was quiet and stoic like many woodsmen, but he always seemed very solid and reliable. What more could one ask?

"I think trying a shovel is a great idea. Lets circle the building and see if there are any ways in. Lets dig. Lets consider all "normal" options. I suspect they won't work, but lets try. I don't want to waste the scroll if we don't need to because there is obviously a mage of some power involved here and we may need it later."

Derry looked around at the group and continued, "If it comes to it, I'll try the scroll. I would be very surprised if I am able to dispel the entire spell. This is high level magic. But it might weaken it, open a gap, or have some other temporary effect which would allow us to get in. If in is where we want to be. I can't guarantee just what impact it might have so lets consider all options."

"Any suggestions besides digging?"

Posted on 2010-01-07 at 21:58:40.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: To dispel or not to dispel?

Derry took the bag from the young apprentice and looked through it, spying several things that might be of use. He looked at the young man and said, "if you don't mind I will borrow this for a moment and go talk with my friends. Perhaps we can figure out what to do about this glowing dome. Don't worry, I shall return before we use any of the things inside."

Getting a shaky nod from the worried apprentice Derry turned back towards his friends to share his discovery.

"Well, the young apprentice didn't know much. But he did offer me a scroll with "dispel magic" on it. I assume we are going to aid these people, for that is what adventurous types do - they save damsels and kings in distress - and we seem to have both of those here. Because it is the right thing to do." He smirked a bit at the crass nature of a few of his companions. Not that he was against a good, honest, well deserved reward.

"So here's my question - can this spell dispel the dome? I have my doubts, as that spell appears to be quite powerful. Beyond my skills anyway. But it might. Do we have any other more likely ways of getting into the dome or finding out what is going on?"

"I know I'm supposed to be the magic expert here, but I would be happy to hear any other suggestions you might have." Derry looked inquiringly at the rest of the group.

Posted on 2010-01-07 at 14:37:25.
Edited on 2010-01-07 at 14:42:37 by Alacrity

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: A strange turn of events

**Post edited to account for info in Q/A Forum

With the last of the brigands down, Heironymus looked around for the next challenge. The change in the wagon first caught his attention. Illusions! He hated illusions! Sometimes you just didn't know which way was up!

He spun to look at the fallen brigands - were they still there? Had they been real?

He heard the merchant call for his daughter - and the lack of a response. Where had she gone? The merchant seemed annoyed and was blaming them for her loss. Heironymus' first reaction was annoyance - he had done exactly as he was supposed to - he had fought to protect the wagons and had saved the little nits life! But compassion quickly took over as he realized the man had lost his daughter.

Heironymus quickly surveyed the dead brigands; was any of them healthy enough to be revived? Could a quick healing spell bring any of them back to answer any questions?

As he considered the question of healing the wounded to ask questions Heironymus' attention was drawn by the sound of the dwarf stubbornly bellowing in the woods. It wasn't a cry for help, when would a dwarf ever stoop to such a thing?, but clearly he was under attack. With that any thought of healing a dead brigand was abandoned. It was much more important to keep the good and living in that condition.

Heironymus saw a few of his colleagues also heading off to help the dwarf and he followed quickly behind. With mace in hand he hurried towards the dwarf.

Posted on 2010-01-04 at 17:41:55.
Edited on 2010-01-05 at 20:37:46 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: And the battle continues

Heironymus can't help but smirk as his mace crashes into the side of the brigand in front of him. The battle had gotten off to a slow start for the cleric, but he was earning his money now.

Since the brigand in front of him was still standing he hauled back for another blow with his mace. As soon as this one was down he knew he would need to look around and see if he could identify where those in the woods were hiding. Sound burst might make a good weapon then. (If the brigand in front of him does go down before he swings he will look to identify where those in the woods are hiding and cast the spell if it works. Other actions would depend on what he sees.)

Posted on 2010-01-01 at 16:11:26.

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 didnt 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 didnt mean you didnt 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 couldnt help but ponder the strange circumstances that had brought him to this road through the wilderness. A wilderness. Some wilderness. He didnt even really know what wilderness. How had that happened? He still didnt 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 hadnt 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 didnt 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 hadnt 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 wasnt 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 wasnt broke, but that eventuality wasnt 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)



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)



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 (Jnkping)

Finland - Raven (Oulu)

Australia - Guenhwyvar

Spain - Longshadow (Torrejn)

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.


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