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Topic: Destiny's Flight - A Serenity RPG
Subject: Tess ~ Lazing in the Cantina

Ice clinked softly as it melted in a glass of Rum Punch. Tess idly wiped the condensation off of the side before taking another sip. The liquor was strong and severe; whatever filler had been added to it did nothing to diffuse the astringent taste. The wait was nearly unbearable. The pilot had never taken to sitting on her pi gu doing nothing very well. But what could be done? They had posted Destiny’s information on the Greenleaf listing boards in hopes for some work. But with no prospects, it was turning out to be a rather dull yet arduous wait.

“Ta Ma Duh, this is some horrible swill,” Ken said, pulling a face, “it tastes like I washed my underwear in this stuff last week.” Smoke curled around the ash tray where he had set his most recent cigarette.

Tess finally spoke up the thought that had been playing through her mind for the last day or so, “You know, we have enough fuel left, we could deadhead to the next planet. Might have a bit more work than this high falutent guild chao qian planet. Sitting around is doing nothing but costing us.”

“Hey Boss,” Ken nodded towards the entrance, “seems someone is interested in us.”

Tess looked around. The man who was striding up towards them looked every bit the part of a vintner. His white smock showed wine blots, and it looked like his hands were stained purple. He had a nervous air about him, even more so with the way his eyes looked like they were going to pop out of his head.

"Hi!" he attempted a smile, but his anxiousness was seeping through every word, “You the crew of that ship out there? The black one? I need a ship that can get some casks of wine to Osiris quickly. I mean real quick. Is it a fast ship? I need a fast ship. Real fast."

"It might be," responded Ken almost immediately, "but speed can be expensive."

Tess rolled her eyes. Jason or the captain were usually the ones to open negotiations, but this time neither had been fast enough for their luh suh talking crew member. Settling back into her chair, she took another sip of her drink. The liquid continued to burn down her throat. It was better to stay out of this portion. She was just thankful that the man wasn’t looking to come aboard. He was twitchy, to say the least, and that never sat comfortably with her.

Posted on 2011-05-14 at 20:05:59.
Edited on 2011-05-14 at 20:17:43 by Celeste

Topic: Good morning Red Dragon Inn! Or is it Evening? I am never really sure!
Subject: lonzage to the rescue!

ooOOOo.... a singer?? What type of music do you sing, Tiamat?

Posted on 2011-05-14 at 17:35:32.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: first post ~ charge!

I see what you mean, Skye as far as the whole 'taking over a character' bit goes ~ spells that I wouldn't have at all! Tann ~ I'll be sending you a PM about the whole spell kit'n'kaboodle in the next day or two. Be ready for questions!

As far as the post goes, Cynil will attack whichever red beak she gets to first. I had her only see one based on the map and everyone's position relative to where she might have seen Haila go off the edge.

Which leads me to another question. Did Cynil's animal shape reset, and if so... what are the restrictions on that in 2.0? (aside from the whole mammal, reptile, bird bit)

Posted on 2011-05-14 at 17:32:44.

Topic: The Trilogy War
Subject: Cynil ~ Weed out the root

Kenji’s voice had rent the air, raising the alarm and yelling something about red beaks being different. The she elf was still befuddled, attempting to ward off the bleariness that had come from being rudely awakened by something biting her. Her knee jerk reaction was to lash out with her hands. The druid’s subconscious had instinctively activated the bracers that she had worn to bed. Upon getting a better look at what she had hit, the brain-like creature had slowly turned on the spot to face her. The sudden movement had not gone unnoticed. Conall’s roar of anger echoed through Cynil’s brain.

Everything thing seemed to be happening at once. Conall launched himself onto the back of the abomination, and it exploded in a mass of ooze. Gas erupted to her left. More yells from behind her as the party continued defending themselves. Cynil blinked. She was facing Haila. Her friend’s blue eyes grew wide with terror as she was forced off the side of the cliff. Not knowing what she was doing, having no idea how she would help, the elf rushed to the edge. Haila’s form was twisting and writhing in mid air as it fell. Her bones seemed to elongate and the skin turned metallic and stretched. Wings sprouted between her shoulders and grew at an alarming rate. Within seconds, where once there was a human there now was a dragon.

Through the haze and confusion of what was happening, Kenji’s words drifted back to her, “The two with red beaks, they are different … they may be the leaders controlling the others.”

Dark green eyes gazed down from an enormous height. The soft smile that accompanied it made the queasy nature of the situation feel a little bit better. Cynil’s small hands twisted anxiously as she looked down at the beautiful flower bush that was now being choked off by a creeping vine. What was the name of that flower?

“Child,” her mother said quietly, her face no longer friendly, “why does this bush walk the line of life and death?”

“I don’t know, atara,” Cynil replied, tears starting to well up and splash onto her face, “I thought I took care of it. I cut the vines around it. I took them away like you said.”

Her mother took a knife from her belt and bent down. She dug the blade deep into the earth, releasing the land’s tough grip on the vine. After digging into the soil with her hands, she yanked the vine out. Cynil’s eye grew wide with wonder as much more of the plant came out of the earth. Little parts like branches stuck out from the sides.

“Never forget, ai’ tinu, in order to completely eliminate something, one must weed out the root.”

Cynil scanned the scene looking for Kenji’s topknot. She spotted it, along with three other abominations converging on him. The elf could just make out a red beak. It would do no good healing if they were overwhelmed, the threat must be eliminated. Without pausing to pick up any of her gear, the druid charged forward towards the creature with the red beak. Her mind spoke the command to her bracers, and both extended wickedly sharp claws. Her lips snarled back to expose her teeth as she flew towards Kenji and the hovering brains.

Posted on 2011-05-14 at 17:26:30.
Edited on 2011-05-14 at 18:31:49 by Celeste

Topic: Loaded Dice: the Guardian guest arc begins!
Subject: woo hoo!

Looks great! Love that cover ~ can't wait to see what follows.

Posted on 2011-05-13 at 14:37:33.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: A...useless idea?

I keep thinking Feather Fall would be handy right about now...

Posted on 2011-05-13 at 13:57:01.

Topic: Did It All For The XP
Subject: Oh yeah!

Very well done! Love it, Tiamat!

Posted on 2011-05-13 at 13:42:48.

Topic: Good morning Red Dragon Inn! Or is it Evening? I am never really sure!
Subject: sweet georgia brown!

Looks like you got it done, Tiamat!

After work, today is Tent Day at my house. Tents will be set up, aired out, and water proofed!

Posted on 2011-05-13 at 13:41:24.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Now... are you referencing an African or European swallow?

Posted on 2011-05-13 at 00:37:05.

Topic: Good morning Red Dragon Inn! Or is it Evening? I am never really sure!
Subject: Every morning...

I thought about posting this morning ~ but it was just too darn early for me to do it. I usually start my morning with half a pot of coffee while I lurk around the Inn. I get off of work, come home, and sit down with my sweetie for a little bit and continue to lurk.

Steelight ~ I've often thought about getting one of those molds, but then I found cardstock terrain and buildings! Much cheaper for me, plus its not so difficult to move the items (they fold down, and since we are still moving place to place, creates more space that can be filled with other junk)

Posted on 2011-05-12 at 23:45:30.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Kick Butt andTake Names!

Hey there crew. I will be doing an intro post this weekend! (see Friday at earliest) I apologize for not getting something in sooner, but this week turned out really hectic and exhausting (see car breaking down).

Yup. Prepare for names to be taken.

Posted on 2011-05-12 at 14:44:37.

Topic: Trilogy War Q/A
Subject: Enter the Druid

Hey guys! Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll be posting this weekend ~ during the week is normally hectic and exhausting for me (sometimes I do get something done at the Inn though ^_^), so look for an update from Cynil either tommorow or the next day.

I thought I would give you all fair warning ~ I am taking Cynil back to her roots. If you look back on her original character sheet, it describes her as
"emotionally well balanced, somewhat young for an elf she is more outgoing than normal, and perhaps a touch impetuous, She will not have any inhibitions, she will walk as freely naked as she does clothed, and she will have no "finer sensibilities" to be offended. Bright and lively sense of humor."

So I will be aiming for her base character ~ which should make it interesting for all! Can't wait to start!

Posted on 2011-05-12 at 14:36:53.

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



Posted on 2011-05-09 at 22:47:05.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Fast. We're fast. REAL fast.

Nice post, Al! My mind is already working! I'm taking room 11.

Posted on 2011-05-08 at 15:28:48.

Topic: Last one to post wins - Part II
Subject: so...

Back to random topics...

... watching Highlander the TV series. It cracks me up.

Posted on 2011-05-07 at 14:23:18.

Topic: It's my birth day and I'll game if I want to!
Subject: Hooray for reused Birthday threads!

Hope your day is lovely Tiamat! Double bonus points for it being Saturday on your Birthday!

Posted on 2011-05-07 at 13:14:04.

Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame
Subject: woo hoo!

High Five!

Posted on 2011-05-06 at 13:45:38.

Topic: WoD SO
Subject: what the heck

Send it my way. I'm not bad at either! It'll be fun to read what you've come up with!

Posted on 2011-05-06 at 02:58:56.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: Updated list

Updated list. I don’t know about other things, I wouldn’t mind increasing either Will or Vit for Destiny, but I don’t know if we have the cashy money for that (we could always take away one of the armor points) I’d love to have stun armor, but its way too expensive. Does Scrapware cover a good portion of “aw crud, the *** broke. We got something to patch it together for now? Oh look! Our box of junk!” ? I’m down with having the rest of our credits as day to day funds.

Am I missing anything? Any contention with what I’ve put together?

edit:I missed the grav suit in case something goes horribly wrong and we need to go for a spacewalk! I did not find prices for these, but I think we need at least 6.

Tess’s Updated Ship List

Keep ‘Em Fed
Garden Bunk ~ 18
Food Stuffs, Protein Pack(price for 6 people for 6 month) ~ 360
Food Stuffs, Canned (price for 6 people for 1 month) ~ 120
Spices, Common 2lbs ~ 8
Cook Set ~ 4

Keep ‘Em Flyin’
Distress Beacon ~ 31
Cry Baby ~ *** (31 for distress + extra parts.)
Tool Set, Mechanic ~ 284
Scrapware x 5 ~ 25
Cutting Torch ~ 4
Welding Tape x 5 ~ 3.5
Patch Tape x 5 ~ 6

Keep ‘Em Livin’
Medical Supplies, Standard x5 ~ 460
Medical Supplies, Emergency x 3 ~ 330
Operating Theater, Modular ~ 371

Keep ‘Em Happy
Board Games x6 ~ 2.4
Cards x4 ~ .8
Weight Set ~ 12
Boxing Gloves x2 ~ 4

Everythin’ Else
Ship-Linked Handset x4 ~ 12.8
Microtransmitters x 4 ~ 24
Cuffs ~ 6
Snaplight x4 pkgs (20 in pkg) ~ 1.6
Spare gun cleaning kits x3 ~ 7.2
Cortex Terminal, Black Box ~ 747.2
Wound Armor at 96 tons per point (3 points) ~ 2880

Total ~ 5753.5

Posted on 2011-05-06 at 02:08:05.
Edited on 2011-05-06 at 12:53:53 by Celeste

Topic: A new gun in town
Subject: wife?

Yup, his wife is a member on the site. And her avatar name is Celeste.

Posted on 2011-05-05 at 03:32:02.

Topic: Last one to post wins - Part II
Subject: the wise words of Grugg


Posted on 2011-05-05 at 03:28:59.

Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame
Subject: my bad

whoops. You're right. I paraphrased.

I think you actually said "I should really stop drinking during the week".

Posted on 2011-05-04 at 03:43:35.

Topic: City Fantastico Q&A: The Quest for Liquor and Shame
Subject: post...haste?

As you mentioned earlier...

drinking during the week may be counterproductive at times. ^_^

Posted on 2011-05-04 at 03:38:45.

Topic: A new gun in town
Subject: hooray!

Well... welcome to the Inn! I'd ask you how you found out about us... but...


Can't wait to see you in the threads!

Posted on 2011-05-04 at 03:19:45.

Topic: Destiny Flight - QnA
Subject: gah!

that.... really blows. Tess could... probably be a face.

*frowns* It would be handy having that one extra person, but I suppose we could, er, pick someone up later on?

Posted on 2011-05-04 at 02:13:58.


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