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Topic: Final Fantasy: Crimson Falcons
Subject: Gelion

I should get a post up for Gelion tomorrow. Lets get this thing going.

Posted on 2015-08-20 at 00:51:55.

Subject: Thoughts? Anybody? No, seriously . . .

I don't like the idea of moving on with two people burning up inside. 2 rooms in and we end up down two members does not sound like a recipe for success. Jarenion probably can't help with that.

I really think we need to chat about options before posting. And that starts with trying to save two members and then moving on quickly. Or, if we are prepared, we might be able to drop the wall and blitz the last two winter wights on our time schedule. I don't like the idea of those two guys following us in. Having them arrive at our back just sounds like a bad idea.

As for the rats, I suspect the only useful thing would be to utterly destroy them. (like the cleric turning did to 12.) I suspect those 12 won't be able to reanimate. Anything left even somewhat intact probably regenerates with another bolt of energy. So I doubt there is much to do there, although a couple of well timed turnings as they charge down a narrow hall might work. Could I cast a wall of fire length-wise down the hall and out into the cavern? (assuming the ice dudes have already been dealt with.) That would cost one spell, but would completely destroy some with the turnings and those caught in the hall might be fried (I think Alacrity said they appeared stronger so all might not die, but any that had to stay in the hall for any time would keep taking damage.) Bodies that stayed in the hall might be burned up. Plus the new wall would give us a longer time frame.

Thoughts? We need a plan.

Posted on 2015-08-18 at 18:55:16.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Stuff

I'm really not sure what to say as far as items to look for - there are so many "out there" that it is hard to say, "do you have this one."

Specifically, I think Lothor would still have space for something at the neck - an amulet, pendant, torc sort of thing. He also, I believer could add a pair of gloves to his outfit. And, of course, potions are always great. Like, say a bunch of potions of flying. But healing potions are nifty.

I'd rather pull from a list you might generate, but I can name a few. Things like an Amulet of Health, vampire torc or Torc of Heroic Sacrifice to name a few. But there are so many . . . .

Posted on 2015-08-18 at 18:42:45.

Subject: Ahhh....Relaxation!

Protect the Healers!
And protect those with the bad-boy and girl undead killing weapons!
And protect the mage who can throw up walls!
And protect . . . oh heck, lets just protect everybody.

This is a vacation, right?
So lets just do this so everybody comes home.

Well, everyone except the undead. They can stay.

Posted on 2015-08-13 at 23:50:24.

Subject: The undead attack again!

Well, that actually worked better than I expected after the disastrous first round. Any suggestions on how to stop the blackfire?

It is always nice to know as you go deeper into an evil temple that there will be hordes of undead attacking from the rear. A 15 minute head start doesn't do us much good if 70 undead rats and a couple winter wights hit us from the rear just as we are taking on something particularly fun. Not that Alacrity would do such a thing . . . he's to busy cackling. Suggestions for a rear guard? Remember we also presumably will have to come back out this way as well.

Posted on 2015-08-13 at 19:15:00.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Things that go bump in the night

Even from the back of the unit, Corban could hear the sounds coming from the inside of the temple. A couple of years ago such sounds would have freaked him out, but now as long as a giant tentacle wasn't actively wrapping itself around his neck it just provided ambiance. "Just what we were expecting," he thought as he kept a look out.

The sniper brought up the rear as they moved up the steps and kept his eyes open for any movement outside the temple. He moved his eyes from the trucks, to the edges of the temple, to the bodies splayed all over. When they moved to the landing at the top he slid behind the cover of a pillar, but continued to keep an eye on everything below.

"wonder if the lipstick belonged to the Nazis or the mummies?" he thought to himself. He smiled, as either made a pretty little picture.

Posted on 2015-08-13 at 00:02:32.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: That lull between storms

Lothor had been in enough battles, enough wars, enough adventures, and enough conflicts, to recognize the value of a little down time. There wasn't much to do. He had no spells that he needed to memorize or prayers to say. He agreed whole heartedly with the idea of getting extra flying potions to avoid giving away their destination, but once that was decided, even that small task was done.

So he rested as any good warrior would. Yes, he kept a lookout for things that might be amiss as he was well aware that study time was a moment of vulnerability, but, for the most part, he rested. When things were safe, you took your rest.

When he was awake he wandered the keep to see how it was built and defended. It wasn't that he was scouting a fortress for battle, although the military man in him always had such an eye on his surroundings, rather he was looking for clues to what dangers they expected. He watched the soldiers in the yard training. (He did not join, for his bones were weary from all of the "practice" he had already had of late.) What techniques did they train for?

He also sought out the dragon riders that had brought the group to the castle. The beasts were impressive enough that they alone were worthy of the excursion, but there was more that he sought. Not knowing who knew of their impending flight, he was careful not to reveal anything of the group's plans, but he engaged the dragon riders in discussions of the battle just past. What sort of foes had they faced? Which way did the enemy flee? When the dragons were in the air, what sort of flying threats had the enemy possessed? Specifically, he tried to guide the conversations towards flying and the sort of threats that might exist in the sky. Did they ever use any smaller flyers such as a pegasus or griffin? What might these smaller units expect to meet? (He was fairly sure they did not, as the Pegasus idea had been quickly quashed earlier, but the riders didn't know that, and the question might yield answers about foes a dragon might not concern itself with.)

So Lothor Greenbeard spent his time resting or wandering the fortress and talking to any that might talk to him. It felt weird arriving after that battle had been fought. But while the battle and war seemed over for those from this time, Lothor knew .... well, in truth, he didn't know much about what had happened (Was happening? Would happen? Might happen? Verb tense was never his strong suit.) in his time. But the great battle of his age had not been finished when they had been whisked away. For all he knew, the "Drimmen Dreeve" of his era had yet to be fought. There were rainbows for those around him, but Lothor still felt storm clouds gathering. But how to find the storm?

Posted on 2015-08-11 at 17:07:50.
Edited on 2015-08-14 at 22:42:21 by Nomad D2

Topic: WWII Horror LFP
Subject: Never Left

The Sniper has his scope on and is ready to go.
Bring on the mummies!

Posted on 2015-08-11 at 15:40:18.

Subject: Present!

Jarenion is ready to go!

Posted on 2015-08-11 at 15:37:58.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Ok

Lothor is ok with the plan. Does it take 2 days to replenish the spells? Is it wise to wait that long?

Posted on 2015-08-02 at 00:54:29.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: And how does this make sense?

As had apparently become the norm, Lothor stood at the back of the group and watched as various members of the party spoke. When the local big-man stood over Cor and yelled, Lothor felt his warriors training pushing him to react. Whatever he thought about the wisdom of Cor's words, he was not fond of those in power screaming at those in their power. Again, this was not how he would do it.

But he held his hand - clearly this was not the time to draw a blade or yell back. But that didn't mean he wasn't prepared in case the body guard acted up. As the man moved back and spoke of the stresses of battle, Lothor nodded slightly in understanding - what he had seen outside might put anyone off their game. And at least this one seemed to realize he had overreacted.

As the conversation progressed, the ideas presented didn't line up for the big man. First the librarian had screamed that they could not change the past. Then he offered to help them find the sword. It seemed they were to be offered dragon rides to the swords new location. How did that make sense? They will hold us prisoner if we try to change the past, yet they will help us change the location of one of the greatest artifacts of evil in the world? A sword that had remained hidden for centuries? How did that not qualify as a massive changing of the past? Finding the sword made sense, but given the librarian's outburst, it was an odd choice.

But he held his position as usual and followed the other's lead.

Posted on 2015-07-27 at 18:51:50.

Topic: Guaging interest for a new game
Subject: Hey!

We got more players!
Ok, I guess I will start working on my character tonight.

Posted on 2015-07-25 at 17:22:39.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: This is not how I would be running things . . .

As the truth of their location in time and place became clear, Lothor could not help but allow his eyes to go big and stare at those around him. 1,200 years in the past? He had no idea what that meant - for him personally, for the quest, for this battle or even for their ability to change the past. Could they do so?

This sort of thing was why he wasn't very fond of magic. He'd be ok, he was confident of that. A good sword was always needed, and his companions were still here. But was the quest still alive? He would ride the dragons and find out.

Arriving at the castle atop the great beasts, Lothor could not help but marvel at the openness of the castles defenders. (And, a bit, his own comrades in their comments. He was allowing them to speak for him, so he could really not complain, but it was not his habit to give away all of his secrets and positions right away.) The defenders seemed to simply accept that they were no threat. And yet, looking at his companions, he knew that if they wished to be, they actually were a serious threat. Probably not to the entire castle, but still, to allow them to just waltz in and eat some stew? Unguarded? Yes, he was sure spells had been cast to assure people of alignment and such, but he couldn't imagine giving complete strangers such access, especially right after a battle. But, still, there it was. And as it happened, they really were a pretty trustworthy lot, so maybe the locals knew what they were doing. They had just managed to defeat an evil army of unimaginable size, so they must know a thing or two.

And so Lothor continued to stand at the back of the group and allow the others to speak. Having the known paladin talk was probably not a bad idea - he would be trusted. Lothor could only stand back and wait to see what unfolded. And so he took up a guards position at the back of the group - keeping an eye on the exits, looking for other possible entrances and exits, and looking for anything that might be a threat. He doubted he'd find a threat here, but when you are a soldier, you act like a soldier.

Posted on 2015-07-23 at 22:37:43.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Dragons, Paladins, legendary battles and lots and lots and lots of corpses

While the dragon flew towards their position, Lothor continued his search for survivors bearing the paladins coat of arms. Actually, he'd have settled for any survivors, period. Whatever this battle had been, calling it a victory for anyone was a mistake.

As the dragon approached, Lothor used his search to move a little away from the rest of the group and off to the side. He was willing to believe that the incoming dragon was likely friendly, but one could ever be sure with dragons and certainly not with anyone in a battlefield situation. How would he have felt if a group of armed strangers were found wandering his battlefield - and spying on his castle? Exactly like this dragon-rider might. And so, since there were bodies enough to search through everywhere, the big warrior used his quest to move himself a bit away. The goal was to not leave the entire party in a space covered by one big breath and perhaps even allow him to flank the creature when it landed. He wasn't hostile, just prepared.

When the beast landed and its rider spoke, Lothor allowed the others to speak. He thought the ruse with Ulthok a bit odd - whatever the Halfling was, he was no child. But let them play their game. He would hold his tongue and his position. If an appropriate opportunity arose, he would do the sad task of informing the paladin that his search had found no survivors, but quite a few of his fellow paladins were among the dead. The bronze was a beautiful beast, and bronze a beautiful color to find on a dragon.

(Assuming on that last part about no survivors, but it seemed likely to be the result.)

Posted on 2015-07-15 at 15:18:26.

Subject: Waiting

I'll be here waiting when you have the time to come back.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 23:17:31.

Topic: Tumbleweeds, again
Subject: Hmmmmmm

Well, Alacrity, I certainly hope life lets up on you a bit. I know how that can be and when life wants to smack you there is no simple potion of healing. Which is a shame, really. Hope it gets better.

Posted on 2015-07-13 at 23:15:58.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Game on!

Good to have a post up. Lothor will probably, as usual, allow those smarter than he to speak for the group. But speak up quickly or you will have a blundering fighter as a spokesman!

Posted on 2015-07-11 at 23:28:17.

Topic: Tumbleweeds, again
Subject: Where is everyone?


Posted on 2015-07-11 at 10:45:03.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Lothor

Lothor is still looking around amongst the bodies for any more living paladins. He just used the extra time to look a bit more.

Posted on 2015-07-06 at 22:29:58.

Topic: Guaging interest for a new game
Subject: Interested

Well, some of my games have had a hard time keeping up, so I would be interested. I'm open on class.

Posted on 2015-07-06 at 22:26:29.

Subject: Well...

I do occasionally try to cast spells that might be helpful. Sometimes it even works.

Posted on 2015-06-27 at 15:39:38.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Again
Subject: Two sides to this fight

With the zombie rats hopefully walled off by fire, Jarenion turned to see what had been happening behind him. What he saw was not good. Two of the others in the group were afire with black flame Another wall of fire and a Forest's Fiery Constrictor seemed like a fun combination, but also too slow. The others didn't look like they could wait. the ice skeletons needed to be stopped immediately.

His best move was probably to wall off the bad guys. As quickly as he could he dropped a wall of stone between the advancing skeletons and the party. Hopefully with the wall in place they could escape down the side passage.

**Jarenion casts Wall of Stone. He wants to block off as many of the skeletons as possible. Can he put all of them on the other side? Or does it have to be behind those who have engaged the party? The wall should fill the hallway, so he puts the max # of bad guys behind it. Also, he is careful not to allow one of the pits to allow a passage under the wall. Preferably the wall fills the pit as well as the passage. If that isn't doable, he simply must cast the spell where there is no pit.

Posted on 2015-06-26 at 23:36:42.

Subject: post coming

Was hoping to see what others did before Jarenion started throwing spells. But I will post tomorrow. (Friday)

Posted on 2015-06-25 at 22:03:48.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Questions and Paladins

A Paladin. Lothor looked the injured warrior up and down. Paladins had always left him a little uncomfortable. They were good warriors typically, and the fact that this one was alive was a symbol of either skill or luck - or even more likely, both. But they also came with a "holier than though" attitude that rubbed him the wrong way. Sure, they were holier than he was. That really didn't take much. But the attitude could get in the way.

Or, maybe not. Some paladins were ok.

As he pondered the attitudes of paladins, he continued to scan the battlefield for signs of life. While doing so, he heard the man mention "Drimmen Dreeve." Drimmen Dreeve? Something about the name was familiar, but he couldn't place it. Such things were not his specialty. But he'd travelled enough and been in enough fights in enough different places that he felt he should know it. Perhaps he'd soon be able to place their location. Drimmen Dreeve?

When he heard the man ask about his comrades, the soldier in Lothor spoke up. Looking around, he said, "I see no more movement. Were they fighting by your side? Bearing a similar coat of arms? Provide some guidance and we can delay a bit to see if any other good men survive."

So saying, Lothor began to move a bit through the bodies, searching for the coat of arms worn by the paladin. He shifted bodies and looked at shields.

Posted on 2015-06-21 at 21:18:59.

Subject: Ok, boss

So, before I post I suppose I should ask the one in charge As previously noted we are pretty well crammed into a small hallway. Can Jarenion cas spells at our friends the ice skeletons?

Magic missile seems likely since it always hits.
A lighting bolt?
What about a Bigby's forceful fist to keep them away? Can he do that? If so, might it allow him to push it past a pit and block access to us? The fist can be big enough to fill the hallway. This seems like a good choice if he can see enough to do it. The spell descriptions I have read on line are not precise, does the fist have to begin directly in front of him, or can he interpose it in front of group members and push forward from there?

So, what can a wizard do?

Posted on 2015-06-19 at 23:12:46.


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