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Topic: Oaks Heart
Subject: Anvil in Oak's Heart


Anvil Ironfist was bigger than most Dwarves. Typically the largest of Dwarves stood 4’6” tall, yet Anvil was a full 4’8”. Not surprisingly given his size, strength and constitution, he became a warrior. He did not come from one of the large Dwarven homelands, but rather from a much smaller enclave of dwarves. A little over a year ago his clan’s lands were invaded by a large tribe of orcs. The orcs raided the Dwarves lands and mines, and also assaulted the gnomes and humans that shared the region. While on an errand, Anvil and a couple of friends came upon a group of orcs attacking the gnomish homestead with whom they were supposed to do business. Anvil and his friends fought off the attackers and then tracked the few survivors back to the orcs lair. There the small group picked off the orcs one-by-one as they returned from their various raids. By the time the orcs realized what was up the small group had killed off half the tribe. The ensuing battle was an easy one for the dwarves and made Anvil a hero amongst his clan.
But that first battle also gave Anvil his first taste of adventure. He did not like killing, but the adrenaline rush of doing what needed to be done was enticing. He enjoyed the excitement and he enjoyed helping people. It wasn’t long before things had settled back down to normal at home – and Anvil resolved to strike out into the world and discover what he could of it. He had hoped that he could convince one of his dwarvish or gnomish friends to join him, but it turned out that he was destined to start this journey on his own.
Oaks Heart was a logical place for a young Dwarf looking for adventure to find himself. The morning of the logging “incident” was only his second in Oaks Heart. He had been staying at the Bellyfull Inn and looking for a group that would be heading into the mountains. He had some skill at mountaineering and thought that might be his best chance to find a group to join up with. As with most Dwarves Anvil also was skilled in a smithy – as anyone who heard his name would expect. He had already had discussions with one of the local smiths who liked the breadth of the large dwarf about earning a few extra coins working in his shop until he found a trip to his liking. He has only been in town a short time, but already has come to enjoy the town and its people.

For this adventure – Anvil will certainly be waiting on the steps of the Bellyfull when the mayor returns to tell the town about the problem. He will be eager to join a group to deal with the problem. He will be particularly likely to seek out other Dwarves and Gnomes, although he has nothing against any other race. (Except orcs.)


Posted on 2008-06-05 at 02:45:57.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Website for D&D books


http://www.ews.uiuc.edu/~skempf/AD&D/downloads.html

This is the website Darque posted on the D2 site. I have used it frequently since he did so - it has all the books on it. That was a very useful post Darque!


Posted on 2008-05-29 at 19:38:01.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Ubu isn't likely to sit.


Well, Khalessin is ready to go - posted and armed.

A quick question about organization. I am guessing that we will discuss possible choices here and then post on the other forum, correct?

Also, cdnflirt, I wouldn't be overly worried about slow posts so far. Far a lot of the time I wasn't sure exactly what to post. I'm sitting in a bar - while a lot of the story is interesting to read, the reunion and such don't involve me. There wasn't a lot to do yet. Anyway, I can see that as part of the posting issue. Hopefully we haven't lost anyone.

At the very least I'd love to think that they are all here for doggy duty.

To the group: So who knows about this little mission even? How'd they know to send the puppies after us?

Posted on 2008-05-29 at 19:35:18.

Topic: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Subject: Hell Hounds for Breakfast...


At the sound of commotion in the distance Khalessin allowed his fighters instincts to take over. He let his falcon fly, put on his helmet, grabbed his shield and drew his sword. As the commotion drew closer, Khalessin was ready for combat.

When the 3-headed beasties stepped into the open he was a bit surprised to see them so openly in the center of town, yet not shocked. Clearly this adventure had a lot more to it than a few missing beggars. Hell Hounds? Khalessin resolved to make sure that their benefactor did not disappear during the commotion. He certainly had more questions to ask.

Resolved to know what Lyra was up to, Khalessin moved up next to her ready for a fight. Situations like this made him happy he had a ring of fire resistance. He doubted it would offer full protection from the hound’s heat, but it should help.

**Khalessin stands armored and armed with shield and longsword, ready to fight the hellhounds. He is not charging them, but holding back to allow others to use ranged weapons/spells first. He will fight whichever one is closest. He will also try to prevent their getting to spellcasters.


Posted on 2008-05-29 at 19:30:21.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: A nice small/short group


That is a nice little group we have there. Anvil is a bit concerned about being the only true fighter in the group, but he'll make do. If the Ancient One does join up it would be great to add a ranger or some such.

And now that the gang is all here, we can begin to explore the woods around Oaks Heart.

Posted on 2008-05-29 at 13:32:55.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Role Call


Anvil Ironfist - Dwarven Fighter

Posted on 2008-05-29 at 00:25:19.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Anvil is ready to roll


Anvil Ironfist is indeed a Dwarven warrior. He is now finished and ready to roll.

And glad to have helped bring the rat on-board!

Posted on 2008-05-26 at 00:23:37.

Topic: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Subject: The usual run-around


Khalessin listened to the woman describe their adventure and answer the questions posed. As usual with this sort of thing, there were very few answers. Or, at least, there were few answers being given - that did not mean the answers were unknown.

Before heading off to get his animals, he dropped one more question in the direction of their supposed employer. "The mountains you say? Mountains tend to be big things, is there anywhere in particular within those mountains that you might suggest we start? Or anything to look for? Something must be pointing you, and thus us, in that direction."


Once the young woman had finished evading another question (a bad assumption?) Khalessin will get his own animals. He already has a warhorse and packhorse and thus will not need the offered animals. However, he is more than happy to load up with food, ropes, packs and any other equipment that seems useful. Khalessin also has a falcon of his own, but expects no problem with the gifted bird.


Khalessin stops and listens to the bards tune. When it is completed he nods to the bard and says, "such clever and well sung tunes shall help pass the time on this trip until the excitement starts. You are a welcome companion." Khalessin waits for the others while standing next to the bard.

Posted on 2008-05-22 at 21:43:02.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: To the group...


Am I correct that we are now to go riding gallantly off towards the Mountains to rescue the missing beggars?

Do we have a reason to go to the Mts? Is there something we are looking for? Normally a search for something like this would start at the crime scene. Why is Khalessin about to go wandering around in the wilderness? Although we will probably just get the vague answers Spider is expecting, should we be asking something more?

Do we have any contacts besides the lovely young lady who gave us a bird?

Just thought I'd ask, normally Khalessin would like a bit more information before riding off - he doesn't even know where he is going!

Posted on 2008-05-20 at 14:58:11.
Edited on 2008-05-20 at 18:10:43 by Nomad D2

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: Anvil Ironfist comes out of retirement


As I implied earlier, I am resurrecting the name of one of my recent D2 graduates. Unless the group needs something else, I will be running Anvil Ironfist, a dwarven warrior.

Posted on 2008-05-18 at 02:58:46.

Topic: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Subject: The hunt for information begins


Khalessin was generally a bit on the quiet side. He sat back and listened as the group got to know each other. As the evening wore on he joined in the conversation as he decided that the group was likely to be a good one to a part of. Even those likely to have slippery fingers seemed to be well worth getting to know.

Khalessin slept easily that night in Needlemire's Inn. He didn't mind a bedroll and the stars, but had long ago learned to enjoy a bed, even a hard one, when he could find one. So he slept well and enjoyed the opportunity while it lasted.

In the morning he went downstairs, chatted with those who were there, and went outside when the group did. When the young woman informed the group that their messages would be relayed to Thyatis City by the bird, he felt the need to ask, "And who in the city will be receiving our messages?"
"We are all interested in this mission, but know little of what is required. When and where might we expect to hear more about this mission?"

Posted on 2008-05-17 at 00:48:32.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: All things are possible


That works for me. Plus, in the Norse world the dwarves were the magicians...

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 18:30:59.

Topic: Duel II AD&D Thread
Subject: An Alastari adventure?


That would be fun.... I suggest that you try that! Don't worry, we'll give you time to set it up. Then can we hunt down managers that aren't active in our little adventure? I really need that little devil emoticon they have on the RSI website.

Posted on 2008-05-16 at 18:28:24.

Topic: Q & A Oaks Heart
Subject: I'm in


I will set out to make a character - probably later today. The group seems thin on muscle, so perhaps I shall follow my first instinct with a Dwarf Fighter, although an elf ranger is a possibility.

A dark elf mage? Are all dark elves evil? Is that allowed in this group? Just checkin'.



Posted on 2008-05-16 at 15:11:00.

Topic: Duel II AD&D Thread
Subject: Best of both worlds


I am very glad to hear that we might be able to pick up with the Orlane adventure and continue. I look forward to it and will happily leave Oriel in Orlane.

As for the new adventure - awesome. I am not personally familiar with that world, but I have certainly heard of it. Did I read right that we will be playing a second edition game? Just checking - I'm ok with that since that is the version I have the books for, but I will accomodate whatever.

With no level limits on non-humans I will almost certainly choose a non-human. I'm thinking Dwarf. hmmmm...... perhaps a fighter named Anvil Ironfist?

Posted on 2008-05-14 at 00:26:39.

Topic: Duel II AD&D Thread
Subject: Whatever


As I already stated, count me in, whatever the plan. Also, if needed I could run two characters. I can use Oriel, or leave him sit incase Trip can return to this one. Just let me know what is needed.

Posted on 2008-05-13 at 15:01:02.

Topic: Duel II AD&D Thread
Subject: Count me in


I am in for an adventure. Oriel or some other character.
Thanks for stepping up!

Posted on 2008-05-12 at 19:37:34.

Topic: Duel II AD&D Thread
Subject: Bummer


Thanks for the update Trip.

I sincerely hope that you get things worked out and have some time in your life soon. If you do, I suspect most of us would be here waiting to restart the game whenever that happens. Good luck. Oh - and I still appreciate your starting this as it got me back in the D&D mode, which I had not been in for years.

As for a new DM - I'd love to continue playing with this group if possible. I know I don't have the time to DM, especially over the summer. Is there anyone else here able to step up?

Posted on 2008-05-11 at 15:28:22.

Topic: Duel II AD&D Thread
Subject: Trip?


I want to be patient and don't want to be pushy, but I am hoping we have not lost our game. Trip? I don't mind a delay if needed, but could you give us a hint about when we might pick up again?

Posted on 2008-05-06 at 14:49:07.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Barmaid or not, she brightens a room


Khalessin did not mistake Darli for a barmaid - he was simply ammused by the reunion. And if that is how drinks get served in this place, he has been cheated so far!

Posted on 2008-05-03 at 23:35:10.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: At a table


Originally Khalessin was at the bar, but as the posts went along it seemed as if the group moved to a table. I just went with that. As long as he is close enough for the barkeep to get his order...

Posted on 2008-05-03 at 02:20:32.

Topic: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Subject: Now that's a barmaid!


Khalessin sat back at the table and quietly watched as the group of potential beggar-savers grew. It looked to be a diverse and generally pointy-eared crew. Elves, he was half one himself, and he respected their abilities. He suspected that of those currently present he would likely be asked to ride point, but that was nothing new. Talent, that was what he wanted on his side, and that was what it appeared he would have.

When the half-elf who wished to be called Spider approached the table, Khalessin thought he appeared to be a solid addition to the crew. Something was a bit wrong, and he wasn't pleased that he was unsure what it was until the barmaid appeared.

As the mug of ale fell to the floor in a waste of a good drink, Khalessin could not help but smile. Clearly here was a reunion worth having.

As he watched the warm greeting, Khalessin caught the eye of the barkeep and commented, "I'll have what he's having!"

Posted on 2008-05-03 at 02:16:17.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Khalessin


Yeah, Khalessin will join in on the fun. Give the guy some time.

And, yes, Hammer, I have been busy reading fights. It was just tourney time, you know.

Posted on 2008-05-01 at 14:48:38.

Topic: Q&A: The Return Of The Prodigal Son
Subject: Khalessin...the strong silent type?


Khalessin the warrior is still sitting in the tavern waiting as the various other group members gradually approach the table.

There isn't a whole lot for him to comment on, although I feel like I should be doing something considering the extensive character development going on! I suspect he will be highly amused by the coming reunion.

Could we get a complete list of character names, classes and who is running who? Since I don't know most of you, all of these darn elvish names are making my poor warriors head spin.

Posted on 2008-05-01 at 02:16:56.

Topic: An Evil in Orlane
Subject: The lack of rats


Oriel stands in the semi-cricle around the basement door with the others, with his bow in hand and an arrow nocked, drawn and partially aimed towards the door.

When Gunther leaned towards him and asked about the lack of rodents he considered his new friends observation. Gunther seemed to be right. But what did it mean? Was the mess simply too new? Was somethng hunting them? He wasn't sure if it was signifcant or not.

Oriel leaned a bit towards Gunther and whispered,
"Good eyes Gunther. Your God makes you observant. There is nothing to do about it now - just keep your eyes open."

And with that Oriel focused on the doors in front of the group.

Posted on 2008-04-26 at 21:00:20.

 


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