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Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: When a rapier just won't do

After throwing himself at the suit of armor, Lothor found himself on top of the metal contraption on the ground. It seemed slashing and slicing were of no use against these things. But he had already seen the damage a massive rams head could do to them. They could be hurt.

Luckily, he had never gone in for little blades. His sword was no rapier. It was a huge hunk of metal that just happened to be sharp on the edges – truly worthy of the title of great sword. He would drive it into the beast like a battering ram. From his position atop the suit of armor he raised himself up, keeping his left foot firmly planted on the things sword arm, and plowed the great blade into the breast plate. There was no subtlety in this. No attempt to cut. He simply aimed to use the massive size of the metal blade to crush the things chest. And so he brought the blade crashing down with his full weight and all of his hill giant strength to bear on it.

Posted on 2015-02-04 at 00:13:08.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Hello

It seems I am going to be taking over the role of Lothor Greenbeard. It looks like a great game and I look forward to participating.

I will be posting Lothor's next action in a few minutes - several pages of reading gives me some idea of what is going on so I can get something in and the game doesn't need to wait. But I must admit, I'm a bit lost. Monster's seem to have names instead of just races (Dark Whisper, Howler) and there is some sort of smiley face. A touch confusing.

I intend to do some reading to catch up, however, if someone wanted to fill me in a little it might help. For example, the quest seems to be a rescue and destroy a power source? Not exactly kill the lich, although that might be part of it. What is the goal? (Or is there an easy way to find the post that started the quest without reading 225 pages?) What are these creatures? (The armor, hydras and lich I think I understand - the others not so much.) If there is anything else I should know, please tell me. It can only aid my ability to roll-play and help the party.

But for now I think I have a suit of armor to bash.


*edit* Guess I won't post yet as I need to be an official member of the game first. But a Lothor post is forthcoming!

Posted on 2015-02-03 at 18:54:40.
Edited on 2015-02-03 at 19:20:18 by Nomad D2

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Interested

TannTalas - I sent you a message. I am interested. I look forward to seeing what the campaign is all about.

I-Binary - I will enquire about your game as well. I never played Pathfinder, but I don't see that as much of an obstacle.

Thanks to both for your interest.

Posted on 2015-02-01 at 22:06:23.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Bump

Thanks for the welcome.
Just bumping the thread to the top of the "latest updated" list.

Posted on 2015-02-01 at 13:55:11.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Rautenburg

Indeed I was in the Rautenburg game. It was fun, and the only non-D&D game I've done. It was sad to lose a member of the community.

Posted on 2015-01-30 at 20:12:18.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Standby

Put me on standby. In 2-3 weeks you may find your lost player and I may have found other options, but if not, it sounds like a good game with committed players.

Posted on 2015-01-29 at 23:37:19.

Topic: Looking for a game
Subject: Looking for a game

I was active on this site about 3 1/2 years ago when family matters forced me to suspend my involvement. But circumstances change and I am now looking to get back in to the game.

In the past I have been primarily a D&D sort of guy, so that would be my likely focus. However, I've tried a few other things as well and would be willing to try other options. I like writing and in the past I think I can say I posted regularly and with well written posts. I'd have to go back and find the threads to get the right game titles, but can do so if you want to see my past posts, but I'd be happy to do so. I've never dropped out on a game - even when things happened a few years ago I stayed in the game until the game stopped. So if I join your game you can count on my staying in your game.

So anyone looking for an active member for their game?

Posted on 2015-01-29 at 23:14:59.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: What is important

I am disappointed about the loss of the game. But please don't take that as a statement on your reasons - instead I mean only to say that I have greatly enjoyed Escape from Castle Rautenburg. It is a compliment - you have given me enjoyment - and at a time in my life when I badly needed it because of real life issues on my end. Thank you for being a big part of the Inn.

And now go do what you have to do. Best wishes to you and your entire family.

Posted on 2012-04-11 at 22:29:25.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: A sniper stands guard

Corbin stood guard while the group welcomed its new member. He wasn't in command - and he wasn't sure what he'd do if he was anyway. Keep going down, I guess, he thought to himself.

As the group moved out Corbin held his position near the rear of the party. He tended to ignore the command decisions and keep his eyes and ears peeled. He did not want to be surprised. Those Germans were not the worst thing down here.

After the next room had been declared safe he moved forward and took a quick glance himself. He was curious about what was in the trunks. And the food looked good, but probably was not worth the wait. But you never knew about food on a mission like this. Where would the next meal come from? Meanwhile, he stood back near the door they had entered from and kept guard. Although he looked around the room they were in, he kept his eyes primarily focused on the hall they had come from. Having caught a snipet of German from the stairway, he figured Romo would be the one to look that direction - Corbin's German wasn't good, while the Sarge was fluent.

So he sat back and watched and listened. He wondered about the winecellar. Somehow it seemed like winecellars were a traditional place for secret doors. And this place seemed to have legends coming alive, so why not secret doors? It would be nice if for once having mysteries come alive helped them out instead of hunting them.

But while he mused these things over, and glanced around the room a little, especially where the casks used to be located, he kept his focus on the hallway.

Posted on 2012-03-11 at 21:07:42.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Here!

Good thing I stopped by to check things out!

Good to hear that things are back to normal enough to get the gaming going again. The sniper is ready to fire.

Posted on 2012-03-08 at 01:17:06.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Sniper standing guard

Corban left the communications to those with degrees in communications . . . or whatever it was you learned when you got promoted. he was glad to have one positive outcome from this trip, even if it was just saving the arse of another team member. And one more team member might mean a better chance of saving the rear end of everybody.

So he helped get Brutal out of the pit as commanded, only adding a "nice grab, big guy," as he saw the precarious hold that had saved the man's life.

Once that was done, he took he usual position against a wall, on guard. In particular he kept his eyes on the doors - there had been too many surprises already and they had made a lot of noise.

He did smile when Max commented on their taking care of everybody topside. "oh yeah," he responded. "Lets just say there don't seem to be many. . . ahh . . .people topside anymore. Or much castle, for that matter." But he kept his eyes on the hallway and he listened carefully.

Posted on 2012-01-17 at 02:40:43.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: From the back

From the back of the group, Corban heard Brutal curse, the trap door slam and shouting in German. Brutal cursing was normal, but it took on a different tone when he was falling through a trap door.

There were people between him and the trap, so Corban couldn't jump to Brutal's aid right away. What he could do was prepare for his role as team sharp-shooter.

If space allows he will see if he can line up a shot on the door at the end of the hall. (Does he have any inclination if the German voices are coming from down the pit or behind the door?)

If he can't see much through the rest of his team, he will instead move to the wall and try to keep guard on the rear - meaning both back up the stairs and down into the water. Noise could be a bad thing.

Either way he is listening carefully both for commands from the officers and better location information on the Germans.

Posted on 2011-12-11 at 05:59:17.
Edited on 2011-12-11 at 06:17:23 by TannTalas

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: A post!

An update! Exciting! With the news tempered by hearing that the boss man has health issues.

Take care of your health, we will be here. Andnow to figure out a post - kinda hard since the sniper would pretty much follow orders while looking for anythingweird that might come at him!

Best of luck on your health.

Posted on 2011-12-07 at 04:39:31.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: One way to go

As the group raced towards and then down the stairs, McGuiness had all he could do to not fall down the stairs laughing. He'd seen Brutal blast the suit of armor - the same suit that he had been staring at ever since the Gargoyles had been defeated. Way to go Brutal! He hadn't envisioned himself sharing thoughts with the muscle very often, but on this one they were of one mind. Maybe Brutal was more clever than he looked after all.

Smirking a bit at the chunks of armor smoking on the ground as he provided a rear guard as the group descended, McGuiness tried to make sure that none of the tentacles followed them down.

Once the dust settled and the group moved down, he simply did his job - watch carefully for anything that might come alive and kill them. When they heard the shots, Corban's first thought was of the prisoner. Who else would be shooting here? Well, besides anyone lucky enough to still be alive and desiring to stay that way. Was running towards gunfire the same things as running towards monsters?

Who knew? The only truth at the moment was that all the truths they thought they knew about the world had been turned upside down, and they clearly did not understand the truths of this new world they found themselves in.

Such contorted thoughts just made him snort - quietly. They weren't much use. One truth he did know was that survival seemed most likely in a group. So he was prepared to follow orders. Hopefully the captain would prove wise.

Posted on 2011-11-17 at 05:24:28.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Tentacles . . . again

Corban listened with one ear as the scientist described the experiments in the castle. His attention was focused on watching everything else going on around them. His eyes were consistently drawn back to the suit of armor. Given everything he had seen so far, it almost seemed odd that the armor had NOT come to life. Yet. It hadn't come to life "yet" he reminded himself as he continued to scan the area.

"Fire and iron" the lady had said. Or was it "fire and steel?" Their bullets seemed effective, if not as effective as they would be on normal creatures. But these things could be killed. Corban hoped they wouldn't end up needing to take the sword from the knight and fight with weapons like that. He was good with a gun, not a sword.

When the scientist screamed and ran out of the room, Corban was torn between disgust for his panic and sympathy for the terror that drove him to panic. What would it have been like hiding in this place alone for hours and hours?

Hiding must have been better than the end the man received. The sniper's gun was coming up when the order to "hold fire" came. Smart. It was a good order, if completely against instinct. Smart.

When the captain asked the lady about the generators, Corban smiled. Something about the story had been ticking away in the back of his head but he couldn't quite make it come out, until the captain had spoken it for him. Power, that had been a key part of the story. Find the generators. He was beginning to like the officers here. Even with the insanity into which they had stepped, they were making good decisions. He liked that. His life depended on that.

And so did the life of the prisoner. Corban did not want to leave that man here. He wondered which one it was as his eyes continued to sweep the room and the entrances.

Posted on 2011-10-20 at 16:35:52.
Edited on 2011-10-20 at 16:36:13 by Nomad D2

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: I'm not out

I haven't even read all of the last 5-6 posts yet, but saw a couple of them. Yes, my real life has had some real serious shocks lately. But in all honesty - it almost makes the games more important. I need an escape from reality, which these games provide. So, what does it mean for my posting? I'm not sure. That is why I posted the news. I might have some times when I simply don't have time to post. But so far I think I have kept up with it. I doubt I would miss very frequently, but I might sometimes. Of course, things could go splat on me also, I just don't know. But I think I could post the vast majority of time. Probably. So I'd love to see the game continue. Or, if needed, I could take on a role in a new game. Or, since there are unpredictable variables, I could sit out. But i'd hate to have a game cancelled in part because of me, especially when so far i have been able to keep up.

Posted on 2011-09-26 at 02:39:31.

Topic: Weird War II Q n A
Subject: Real life kicks hard

Real life has decided to kick real hard. Real hard. My wife was just diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gerhigs disease. I truly don't even know what to do.

My life has been turned upside down in the last couple of weeks making games a bit less significant and timely. I don't want to quit my games and the Inn. To be frank, they represent a badly needed break from reality. Suddenly gargoyles and giant tentacled monsters seem almost pleasant. However, there may well be times when I simply don't get around to games. I simply ask for your understanding with this. I have absolutely no problem with Corban getting run as an NPC if I occaisonally am slow. In fact, I'd prefer that to having the game bog down. The games are more fun (and distracting) when they keep moving.

So go get those bad boys! I'll be there when I can.

Posted on 2011-09-16 at 23:54:00.

Topic: Weird War II
Subject: Guard duty to medic to guard duty

Corban looked at Doc's wounds until the woman came up and took over the operation. He was fine with that. He could do some medical work if needed, but was far more comfortable with a riflew than a medical needle.

After the Doc was temporarily patched up the group moved back into the big room again. The sniper thought about leaving behind his signature card to mark his kills, for certainly he had helped take out some of the gargoyles. But he didn't drop any. He doubted they would know what it meant, but he didn't think he wanted whatever was here to know he had been here. There was still a job to do, but it just didn't seem like the time to sign your name to it. So he didn't.

As they moved back into the big hall where the attack had begun, the sniper took up a position near the entrance they came in and, placing his back to a wall, stood guard. In particular, he kept his eye on the suit of armor. it wouldn't be the first time something in this place that was not supposed to move got up and walked. Or flew. Or just existed.

When the German scientists (or so he assumed at a glance) came running and shouting down the stairs the sniper barely flinched. One eye flickered over, but seeing one panicked man come tumbling down the stairs, he allowed his teammates to deal with that situation. He didn't know but a few words in German anyway. Corban continued to stand guard. He watched the armor very carefully, but also spared an occaisonal glance at all of the other entrances - even the one behind them. While the others were preoccupied with the Doctor, it was his job to make sure nothing else snuck up on them.

Posted on 2011-09-11 at 23:10:40.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Doorways, the gateway to imagination

"Hmmm . . . well, they all have messages anyway. Did you get anything from your studies besides a headache? It is probably about time to pick a door to go forward. Any suggestions?"

Posted on 2011-09-06 at 01:57:58.

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.


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