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Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Say hello to the little instigator

A brief introduction to the Cidal Rogue named Bou.

Kidalbou Shaharion Gelion Duilwen Halbarad Greenpath the Tower-Scaler
(Keey-dall – boo)
“Bou” or “Boo” for short

The names are all connected to ancestors who went out and saw the world (adventurers) that Bou respected. Thus on his naming day he choose a collection of names – not unheard of among Picks, but not common either. He occasionally adds additional “unofficial” names to the collection to commemorate significant events in his life. Everyone in his Ham was very happy when he made it clear that despite the long official name, “Bou” was the name he wished to go by on an everyday basis. It is also the only name that belongs to no one else.

Appearance: At first glance he is certainly a Pick, but on closer examination it isn’t quite so obvious. But he isn’t really a Loaven either. If a Loaven is ½ Pick and ½ stump, this rogue looks almost ¾ Pick and ¼ stump. There is clearly some stump there, as the wavy hair indicates, but not enough that the untrained eye would notice.
3’9” Tall, with long hair that is a light brown. However, it has a fair amount of wave to it. It isn’t really curly, but certainly is headed in that direction. His skin complexion is fairly light, but as if he had a light tan. Again, “pickish,” but not quite. His eyes are very blue.

Bou may be a rogue, but he is not a common thief. He is chaotic good in alignment. He is curious about everything. He wants to travel the world, see everything, and make a difference. Doing something worthwhile is very important to Bou. He knows he is neither a warrior nor a mage (and let’s face it, cleric was never going to be an option for this boy) so relying on his quickness and wit seemed the best path to adventure. He is quick, smart and charismatic. He always seems to have fun and so do those around him.

I will get an intro post up on the game thread with the basic idea that Bou arrived in town fairly early in the winter and got stuck here just as the others did by the season. He wants to travel and adventure and this group and the caravan seem to be a good place to start.

Posted on 2015-04-19 at 19:44:49.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Characters

Just n FYI, the character thread is still under the name Putnam. It is linked on the game thread, but not the Q&A thread. Or maybe it is the other way around.

I shall offer up an intro to a Cidal thief in a bit. I'll post on the game thread, but also here for a bit more background, assuming Bou has been around for a bit of the winter.

Posted on 2015-04-19 at 10:53:51.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Bareel

Lothor has one ring at the moment. Since I believe you can use two at a time, he could make use of Bareel's ring. He also does not have magic boots, so those would work for him as well. I don't know if he is the best choice or not. Who else can use them?

Also, it is not in the general mindset of a warrior, at least in my experience, to leave behind a comrade. Alive or dead, it does not matter. Abandoning Bareel strikes me as something Lothor would be very loathe to do. If it is necessary to do so for now while they hunt for the others, he would make every effort to return for the body before escaping the castle. He would also want to try and preserve the body somewhere while searching.

Posted on 2015-04-17 at 23:04:47.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Name Change

Well, that explains why I haven't seen anything and why this new thread was popping up all the time. Ok. Missed the name change. Rogue will be ready soon.

Posted on 2015-04-15 at 22:46:28.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: The plan

I have no idea what the best plan is, but to clarify it seems to me that the issues are:

1. What heal spells have been used and are left?
2. Main goal - destroy the castle or find and save the two escaped prisoners?
3. What do we do with the ice filled gem room? (And keep in mind that the baddie whose name I can't remember may well be alive inside the ice.)
4. How do we escape once we destroy the castle?
5. Any chance some of the magic items we just found would help with any of the tasks? (Hate to risk it with stuff from the queen, but if it is from the queen...)
6. Where did Dark Whisper go and what can it do without an eye? (And lets cover that eye - which I think Ulthok already did, I'd hate to think it can watch us through that thing.)

Once we make a choice about where to go I am curious about the expected marching order. I assume you have one figured out, but since I just started in the middle of the fight I don't know it. Also, I'm guessing we take Bareel with us - does Lothor as local big boy get that job?

Posted on 2015-04-13 at 19:03:56.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Cleaning up the mess

I just had Lothor go ahead and deal with the remaining beasties because he wouldn't be able to do much in terms of healing, helping with Bareel, getting the elemental to burn corpses or much else. So the fighter did what fighters do.

As for the castle, I'll just follow your lead in all of this as you know the castle better than I.

Also, who all needs healing and what do we have available? I'm thinking spells, not potions, to hang onto those.

Posted on 2015-04-11 at 15:27:52.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: How do you decapitate a smiley face?

Lothor caught his two axes as they flew back to him after doing their duty in helping to dispatch the queen. That had worked far better than he had dared to hope. Of course, Ulthok and Cor probably had something to do with that. Still, as he wiped the blades and quickly put them away he couldn’t help but be satisfied. It always felt good when a plan worked.

And it felt really good to have the battle completed. Or, at least, mostly completed. There was some clean-up left to go.

“That butch deserves to be beheaded too. It has some kind of magic that keeps it fighting and beheading is a common way to dead dead evil creatures. He showed no mercy and needs killed before the hold spell wears off.” He heard Ulthok echo the thoughts that were already running through his head.

“I’ll deal with Butch and Smiley” he said, drawing his blade and planting it firmly in the big frozen man. Once he fell, he would decapitate him and then move on to finish off Smiley as quickly as he could. “Decapitate everything” he thought to himself. Leave the enemy nothing to work with. But then as he approached Smiley a minor difficulty presented itself. How exactly does one decapitate a smiley face? By cutting it in half, he decided. Why not?

“I’ve got these,” he added again. “Check on Bareel.” So saying, and with a big butcher and formerly smiling face dealt with, he had one last pleasurable task ahead of him. He approached the fourth suit of undamaged armor. “Just in case” he said to himself and proceeded to tee off on the helm of the last suit with his great sword, attempting to launch it to the other side of the room.

As it flew across the room he looked up and added, “if anyone has an extra heal spell or two, I’m a bit less than 100% at the moment.”

Posted on 2015-04-09 at 21:03:27.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: The bloody work continues

I think most of what was said makes sense.

But I'd be careful about using the shadows to dispatch anything - isn't there a chance it will come back as a shadow? These are nice if Ulthok controls them, but I don't think we can be sure about that.

I'm new to this game - what can Dark Whisper's sword do?

We should check on the elf maid that was murdered in front of the throne when the group entered as well. Dead, no doubt, but worth examining.

Having the elemental cremate the lich's body makes sense - should we do the same with Dark Whisper's body?

And grim as it seems, the butcher and smiley need to go.

Posted on 2015-04-07 at 18:20:20.

Topic: What Evil Hides in the Hearts of Men - Q&A
Subject: Jarenion

I don't know anyone personally, so haven't heard from them.

Also, I still need to get the character info on Jarenion at some point.

Posted on 2015-04-07 at 09:13:32.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Cidal Rogue

Well, with a little reading the choice is obvious. A Cidal rogue is exactly the sort of character I was envisioning. Chaotic Good. He isn't a thief at all, just extremely curious about everything. He wants to know what is inside everything, behind everything and over every hill.

Posted on 2015-04-06 at 20:20:23.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Condolences

I wont rush on the character then. If I send you any questions don't feel rushed to respond. Thoughts are with you.

Posted on 2015-04-06 at 19:04:05.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Hey! Look what I found!

As soon as they landed, McGuiness joined his fellow Ye Olders in gathering together their chutes and other gear. But he always kept his eyes on their surroundings.

He considered standing guard to be his duty. He was the sniper, not the commanding officer, not the doc, not the spook expert and not a demolitions man. Keeping his eyes open is what he did. So while the others finished the last bit of unpacking and dealing with the gear he wandered the edge of their landing zone, looking for anything, or anyone, of interest.

What he found were some tire tracks. They looked new to his eye, but he called over the others and Rat confirmed his diagnosis. Perhaps they weren't far behind the coven. Time to catch up with the bad guys. Or bad gals. Whatever they were, if they were aligned with Hitler, they were bad.

As Corban waited for the captain to issue the order to move out, he continued to closely watch their surroundings. Time to move out . . .

Posted on 2015-04-05 at 13:40:19.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Rogue

I'll go with a rogue. Although we do seem to already have a fighter/thief - so could change it.

When do I need to get things figured out by?

Posted on 2015-04-04 at 16:04:49.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Hey Look!

Uhm, Corban looks for a hacksaw in the desert . . .

Posted on 2015-04-04 at 16:02:56.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Audalis

So, I did look a bit under the Audalis tab at the top of the page. Where would I find information on the races? I found lots of other cool stuff, but not that.

Posted on 2015-04-04 at 12:16:35.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: splatter shot

The sniper could, but a splatter shot weapon like a shotgun seems like a waste of his skills. Rat might me a good choice for one.

I haven't looked - how good with a weapon is Star? A shotgun might be a good weapon for someone without a lot of weapons training. (I don't know if that is a fair statement, but I seem to remember something about her not feeling like she was really military.)

Posted on 2015-04-03 at 20:03:06.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Hates gnomes! Inconceivable!

Well, there is likely to be something that can be smallish and filled with infinite curiosity about everything he encounters . . .

Posted on 2015-04-03 at 19:16:50.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Sending a queen down the rabbit hole

Lothor watched as the suit of armor crumpled in upon itself with the same sense of satisfaction he had felt when the first one had been destroyed. “That’s two of those blasted things down” he thought as he nodded his appreciation to the dwarf who had decapitated it. Who knew if both strokes were needed, but it didn’t matter. Between them they had finished the thing.

But “finished” never really seemed to be the right word in this fight. Every time they killed something, or even many somethings, more showed up to join the fun. And he knew who was to blame for that. The queen. There was no doubt the queen was the most dangerous thing in the room. He glanced briefly at the butcher and ogre-orcs. As the fighter it was usually his task to deal with such beasts. But right now Ulthok’s shadows seemed to have them at least blocked. Protecting Sirene was a priority, but he wasn’t next to her and hurting the queen seemed to promise to be the fastest way to preserve the spellcaster.

So being momentarily without an enemy directly in front of him, Lothor did what he had been longing to do since this interminable battle had begun. He had two axes of hurling and he spun to towards the throne and hurled them with all his might at the queen. But this moment felt too important to leave to chance. He felt a little good luck was called for so he burned one of the charges in his rabbit’s foot of luck. With luck on his side the axes were assured of finding their home in the body of the queen.

“Go get her little rabbit . . .” he whispered to himself as the axes flew across the room.

Posted on 2015-04-03 at 19:14:24.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Audalis

Not so worried about the world - will just need to check on races. An Alacrity run game is always a good one. And 1E and 2E goes back a ways, which is good for me.

Posted on 2015-04-03 at 18:49:01.

Topic: Newish Game (2e D&D)
Subject: Interested

I am interested.
I could be any class, although I tend to avoid clerics. I haven't done much with Audialis so would need to read up on races. If one of the races Is gnomish I'd probably go rogue, but am open if so so e else has their heart set on it.

Posted on 2015-04-03 at 16:03:09.
Edited on 2015-04-03 at 16:04:29 by Nomad D2

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen Q&A
Subject: Rolling again

Looking back at the game thread it looks like one character ran ahead and the rest waited in the tavern for the group to assemble. Given that situation, it seems obvious that once all are present we would head for the clawed upon gates as fast as we can. I think it would be safe to assume that and go from there - unless there is a reason to delay and go through another round of posts inside the tavern.

4 of 6 players posting.
Should we recruit 2 replacements if the others don't show? The elf and gnome seemed to work as a pair.

Posted on 2015-04-01 at 13:06:08.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Private McGuiness ponders weird weapons, weird critters and Weird Wars

Private McGuiness ran for his bags hoping to get a chance to look at whatever equipment might be provided. When he arrived a bit later at the plane he was pleased to see Darling holding a couple of shotguns and a duffle bag that evidently carried shells. “Not my weapon of choice,” he thought to himself, “but a good weapon for the circumstances.”

Hearing about the salt loaded shells he smiled again. In the few minutes he’d had he’d gotten information off of some other soldiers more versed in the splatter-shot style of weaponry – and it seems salt shot was pretty much worthless. Except, of course, for ghosts. And that was the point. Now they’d have to decide who carried them. He didn’t think he was the best choice. He could shoot one, but the rifle was his tool of choice. The up-close splatter didn’t seem to require his aim. A waste of his skills, perhaps? Well, he’d have to see how the group wanted that to work.

And a couple of flashlights for light. Now that was an odd weapon. But weird times call for weird measures. Or weird critters call for weird weapons. Weird Wars call for . . . well, something like that. He grinned at Darling as he helped load the gear – “Let’s go get Boris Karloff – again.”

Posted on 2015-03-31 at 19:22:33.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Post

Nit a lot to add other than "let's go!"
But I have been slow to do that. I will post something tonight.

Posted on 2015-03-31 at 12:28:09.

Topic: Pathfinder: Adventures in Runewen Q&A
Subject: Present!

I'd love to see it keep going.

Posted on 2015-03-30 at 19:09:19.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Oil

Xin tossed a bottle of oil of fiery burning at the queens feet two turns ago. I think that was why a fire elemental was summoned.

Anything to break a queens concentration.

Posted on 2015-03-30 at 12:47:09.


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