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Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Wakey, Wakey


The cleric heard his name being spoken quietlya nd quickly roused from a deep slumber. Trips in the wild quickly taught one how to sleep deeply quickly - and how to wake equally as quickly. At least it felt quick to the cleric.

Raina was speaking his name. Upon waking he looked around and quickly spotted the cleric. Raina's nod in that direction helped as well. He didn't know what was going on.

The two exchanged quizzical looks and slowly approached Quarlin. Was it better to speak or get a look first? He didn't know? So the two of them approached from opposite sides - trying to keep some distance while getting a front view - incase he Quarlin did something in his haze.

The slowly approached and looked . . .

(I'm assuming the action here because it seems fairly obvious, at least to me. Feel free to change it if needed.)

Posted on 2011-08-29 at 01:29:47.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Medic? Did someone call for a medic?

As Brutal helped the Doc, Corban held his usual sniper's position - being on the lookout in case some other part of the castle came alive to attack them. He watched the courtyard from which they had originally entered, scanning everything as quickly and thoroughly as he could. Hs heart was racing, but his fingers were firm on the trigger - the trembling would come later.

When Brutal called for medical help Corban risked a look away from his guard duties to see if anyone else was responding. Seeing nobody else jumping to Doc's aid, the sniper muttered, "S***!"

Kneeling down beside Doc and Brutal he started he took a closer look at the wound. As he did so he said, "someone take my guard. I'm not Doc, but I've done a bit of emergency work before. Let me get a closer look Brutal."

Looking closer he quickly adds, "good start stopping the bleeding. Excellent . . . Ok, Doc? You with me at all Doc? I could use any help you can give. You got some stuff in the wound, so we are going to have to clean it out a bit. If we can do that, we can bind it up. I'd really hate to have to do stitches out here. I'm going to clean what I can Doc. i'm going to need your kit."

Looking around quickly he adds, "Someone look in Doc's kit for his medical gear. I need something to clean some gargoyle pieces out of the wound - a tweezer or something. See if there is sometype of cleaner or alcohol as well. Bandages, maybe?"

(I'm not a medical expert myself, so i'm guessing here - and acting based on the "medical expertise" in the character description.)

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 01:11:49.
Edited on 2011-08-26 at 01:14:52 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: ZZZZZZ

Heironymus sleeps silently because snoring in a small enclosed space would be rude.

Posted on 2011-08-20 at 19:32:55.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Stuff

I can honestly say I don't know what Corban has on him. I'll try and go back and look. He'd have one of the two sets of equipment, plus his sniper rifle, which I assume isn't standard. Plus he got a machine gun from a dead German, I think. And I know he wanted and asked for one of the bayonet/machettes.

Posted on 2011-08-15 at 19:47:18.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: I'm trapped in a movie!

As the statues came to life above them, Corban couldn't help but think that he was in the middle of one of the monster flicks that were so popular back home. This couldn't be real!

But that thought didn't have more than a moment before it was pushed aside by more serious thoughts of a very real need to survive. "Fire and cold iron." his mind had been puzzeling over it even as they walked into the room. It was like a riddle. What they had were guns. What he had was his trusty rifle. If they didn't work, what would? And then, quite literally, hell broke loose in the world.

Brutal and the Doc dove to a wall and started blasting. The sniper appreciated the idea of getting his back to a wall - and the use of the tunnel as a funnel sounded genius, assuming, of course, that they had some way to kill these beasts. If guns worked, Brutal and the Doc were putting on a good show!

The sniper snapped his rifle up and backed towards the tunnel. He paused for a moment to see if the rapid shots of his squad mates were having any effect. He was sighting carefully, leaving the front two gargoyles to the Doc and Brutal he picked the third closest and lined up his sites to hit the beast right in one of its stony eyes. If the other shots had an impact, he pulled the trigger a couple of times.

But his mind kept going over "fire and cold iron." Was there anything to burn in the room besides the big chairs?

Posted on 2011-08-15 at 19:44:04.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: The Doors

Quarlin was not the only one who wanted a closer look at the doors. Heironymus moved over to the doors as well. As he stared at the patterns looking for some sort of symbol he recognized, words began to emerge.

Each door bore a message. The one on the left said "Path of Faith." The one in the middle, "Path of Strength" and the one to the right, "Path of Power." After pondering these words for a minute, the cleric turned to the others in the group and told them what he had seen. He wanted to know what they thought about the doors - especially Quarlin, who had also been staring at the weird symbols.

"well, we rest first. That will help a great deal. But after that we will need to make a choice. I lean towards the "Path of Faith," both as a cleric and becuase we are searching for a cult. We aren't near where that group is supposed to be located yet, are we?"

(Sorry, posts have been eratic over the summer. Internet access should be much more consistent now.)

Posted on 2011-08-15 at 19:25:22.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Rest with an alarm

Heironymus looked around the room they found themselves in. He wan't very fond of being led blind through the dark. If something did happen, his eyes would be as shocked by suddenly bringing in light as any opponents would be. But some things couldn't be helped.

"Well, if we can't lock the doors, at the least we can put some loud stuff by the doors as a form of alarm. It is better than nothing. The pit is interesting, however."

Looking around a bit he added, "For setting watch we also have a light issue - some of us will need light to be effective as guards, unless we trust completely to our ears, which I don't."

Heironymus also takes some time to examine the doors - in particular he is looking to see if he recognizes any of the symbols engraved there.

Posted on 2011-07-30 at 16:36:32.
Edited on 2011-07-30 at 16:37:50 by Nomad D2

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: A hunting tentacles we will go1

Corban wasn't surprised to hear the Sarge insist that they fight these things. He expected it. But somehow Brutals comments did catch him off guard. He never doubted the group Tough would talk about fighting them, but somehow Brutal "acting tough" and Brutal "doing the right thing to save others" just didn't seem to go together. Was it a coincidence, he wondered? It just so happened that acting tough in this setting also meant playing the role of the selfless hero? Or was their more to their gun-toting, cigar-smoking point-man?

Doc's words were no surprise at all. Some people you just knew you could count on.

Corban smiled a bit as he scanned the space around the group. He had listened to the ladies speech while keeping his eyes open on everything around them. It was the role of the sniper to be the groups eyes.

After the Sarge had snapped and Brutal played his slefless-hero card, Croban couldn't spoke briefly. It wasn't usually his place to speak up, but when tentacles start waving, perhaps the old rules start losing a bit of their meaning.

"I don't think the lady meant "run away from the mission." She just mean, "get the hell out of the reach of the beast." At least that's how I'd read it - and it worked once so far."

Turnign to the lady he asked a question. "Was that fire and cold steel? Otr was it iron? What does that mean? Is a bullet hot or cold? Will bullets do anything? Did the grenade work because it was fire? We picked up a few blades on the way here, are those really what we have to fight giant tentacles with?"

Posted on 2011-07-22 at 03:38:15.
Edited on 2011-07-22 at 03:41:34 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Rest and healing.

"Rest and healing make sense to me. Onward into darkness. Let us see what sort of shelter we have found."

Posted on 2011-07-22 at 03:18:04.
Edited on 2011-07-22 at 03:19:22 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Spell or sunrod?

"Well, I'd usually prefer to use a torch instead of burning a spell or sunrod we might need. Anybody have one?"

If nobody offers a good piece of wood to burn, Heironymus will use his light spell, which he can get back more easily than a sunrod can be replaced.

Once light is acquired the march is on. "Anyone offering to go first? I might suggest someone who wants to be in front of the light spell and has better night vision than mine. Otherwise, my armor can lead the way. Hopefully we can find a resting spot inside."

Posted on 2011-07-07 at 05:13:45.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: What in the name of creation??!!

And Corban ran. He didn't normally like the thought of running from something. It was hard to aim a rifle and run at the same time. But in this case, he needed no encouragement. He ran with everything he had. Even so, he did not run fast enough, as one of the tentacles grabbed him around the ankle and pulled him off his feet and up into the air.

Damn! He attempted to twist in mid air to get a shot at the tentacle holding him, but before he could do more than spin around (or be spun, he couldn't really tell how much was his own doing) he heard rapid fire shots and the tentacle released him. Instead of spinning he now found himself falling, and the corpral did his best to turn his motion into a duck and roll. It worked. Sort of.

A bit bruised, the sniper rolled quickly to his feet and spun to assist the others who had just saved his butt. He turned just in time to see two grenades go down the chasm. He knew enough about grenades to turn and continue moving quickly into the castle at that point, putting as much space as possible between himself and the explosion. And the monster as well.

As he moved into the courtyard, Corban stopped and surveyed the landscape. Ruin. Bloodshed. Battle. What the? But he took all of that in at a moments glance. He knew his job was to be the lookout. He quickly scanned the upper reaches of the castle in the courtyard. Was there any sign of life or movement in the windows, along the roof line or anywhere else?

Seeing nothing, he followed the captains orders to move forward. As he approached the captain, he kept his eyes constantly scanning the scene for some sign of a threat. But as he passed the groups senior officer, he asked, "uh, captain. Did the brass maybe forget to tell us something?"

It wasn't an accusation, just an honest question from a kid from the woods who had just seen things he had never seen in the woods back home. His eyes kept scanning their surroundings, looking for the next bizarre threat.

Posted on 2011-06-28 at 03:47:23.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: A storm and shelter . . .

As the door opened Heironymus prepared for whatever might come out of the darkness. When nothing did he backed away from the opening.

"Ok folks, considering the weather, I suggest we take the path available to us. Anyone got a light?"

Posted on 2011-06-28 at 01:28:29.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Missing something?

Ok, I know I have been on vacation for two weeks with limited internet access. But where is everyone else?

Posted on 2011-06-19 at 00:59:04.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Till next Tuesday

Storm coming - open door. What an invite. I say we go in.

FYI - I will be unavailable for a longer post until next Tuesday/Wed.

Posted on 2011-06-16 at 22:24:48.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Know what is at your back

"Don't you think we should rest first? Then....we can scout out the nearest cave for shelter and to determine if the caves are connected by a tunnel network. That would circumvent some of the climbing that apparently needs to be done. Besides we don't need any of our heaviest team members precariously hugging the side of a mountain. Someone light and fleet of foot to do the scouting."

The cleric looked at the other climber. "I'm not comfortable resting until we know the ledge is safe. It doesn't look like a big search. As for who goes out on the ledges, I'd love to leave that for those less encumbered, but after what we just went through I'm not real comfortable volunteering someone else. I'll look at the big ledge were on now first. Then help with the side shelves if needed."

Posted on 2011-06-03 at 04:50:48.

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

Glad you like it! I amused myself while writing it anyway. . .

Posted on 2011-06-03 at 04:44:47.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Run, Rusn, and run again

And Corban ran. He moved quickly into the castle, turning as he passed the gates to see if a good target such as an eye presented itself. He knew Brutal was covering their retreat and no matter how much he disliked the guy, Corban wouldn't leave him to the beast by himself.

He hoped someone was scoping out where they were running TO . . .

Posted on 2011-06-03 at 01:35:09.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: An end to the wyverns

"Wow. Nice jump"

It was about all Heironymus could come up with to say after the Rogue's daring leap. It was clearly inadequate.

"Hmmm . . . no healing spells. Before we do much else, I'd suggest we start by looking around this shelf and the extra edges."

So saying, the cleric followed his own advice, carefully examining the back wall of the ledge on which they were perched. After that, if the others hadn't already done so, he will move down the right hand ledge (facing the rock wall, away from the ledge.)

Posted on 2011-06-03 at 00:49:52.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Sniper

So, did Corban ever cross the bridge? I wasn't sure he had, but the map places him with everyone else.

Posted on 2011-06-01 at 19:06:27.

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

Ok, so that was lucky. Thank goodness for all that time spent throwing lassos at uncle Bob's lizard farm . . .

Question - is the wyvern poison going to be out of the system after a couple of turns or do we need to worry about an on going problem?

As for the group - do we need some healing spells? I suspect we should take care of that first, then inspect the shelf we are on, followed by moving along in one direction or another.

Posted on 2011-05-31 at 17:53:55.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Holy . . . !

Corban saw the darkness shift under the bridge and too one step forward for a better look.

Suddenly two huge tentacles shot out from under the bridge and came rapidly towards the sniper. "SH#@!!!!" he mettered as he hastily beat a retreat. His first move was straight backwards as he sought to put as much space between himself and the bridge as possible. He ran straight away from the chasm, swerving slightly to use the guardhouse as a bit of a block as he ran.

The first twenty steps he simply ran as fast as he could. After that he will peer back over his shoulder and see what has occurred behind him. If the tentacles have stopped their hunt he will spin, bring up his rifle and see what he can do to aid in the fight.

Posted on 2011-05-31 at 17:48:44.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: No longer a spectator

Heironymus had approached the cliffs edge unsure what to do,but as he saw the wyvern's barb strike home and the rogue begin to curse, hequickly realized that the time for inaction was over. He needed to do something and do it quickly.

The goal was obvious - get the flying wyrm back over the ledge so that their companion could let go and land in safety. Simple, right? That meant finding some way to either pull or entice it over. He had the rope in his hands - he quickly made sure there was a loop in the end and attempted to lasso the beasts head. If it worked, he could use his entire armor clad weight to pull it in - hopefully without creating too much of a jerk on the beast.

As he prepared to lasso the beast he smiled, remember his childhood at his uncles lizard farm when he had spent endless summer days with his cousins lassoing the flying beasts. Who knew those skills would come in so handy? Surely the gods would remember those days. (Right? Right? I'msure I put that into my character's history. )

Posted on 2011-05-25 at 12:29:00.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Movin' on up

Corban saw the captain's gesture and assumed it must mean, "move out."

Ok, he thought, time to storm the castle. It was mighty nice of them to leave the door open for us. At least I hope it was nice.

Keeping his usual running commentary going, the sniper lined his sites up on the opening beyond the bridge as Brutal moved quickly too and across the bridge.

(Assuming he makes it across safely)

Once Brutal was across and stationed to the side of the entrance the other started moving forward as well. As they moved out from the guardhouse, Corban nodded at the lady and said quietly, "lets move out - quick to the guardhouse." With that he moved out. Although he kept his head down and ran in a crouch, the sniper did not make the slow advance his comrades had. Instead he sprinted to the shelter of the guardhouse his companions had vacated.

Once there, he will again do his best to use the concealment of the building and put his scope to good use. He will offer cover to the others on the bridge or on the other side from where he is at. He will also use his scope to look into the entrance tunnel and at any nearby windows to again try and get information. He will hold this position until signalled to join the others on the other side of the bridge.

*As he approaches the guardhouse, Corban will also try to get a look at the tracks in the road. Are there tracks?

Posted on 2011-05-19 at 03:00:51.

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

Well, I don't know if it is a good plan, but it is the only one I can think of at the moment. So unless someone else has a better idea, Heironymus will attempt to lasso the wyvern. We can't leave her dangling AND getting attacked. Perhaps as H tosses the rope someone else could try to tie it off. Assuming we want it tied down near us.

Anybody know what wyvern poison does? Other than hurt, I mean.

Posted on 2011-05-18 at 02:05:49.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Ropes, lassos, and rescue plans

Ok, so Heironymus goes to the edge with some vague plan of using the rope to save the flying rogue. How far out from the ledge is the wyvern? How hard does it look to get a rope over its head? (I think the rope is tied to something, but need to check) Does it look like one good yank might pull it over the ledge? Is there any way to get a rope around the rogue?

Posted on 2011-05-17 at 02:45:54.


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