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Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: ..


...or maye he tripped over the battered corpses of a twiggy elf and scantily clad paladin and will be along shortly.

Posted on 2009-12-21 at 04:13:45.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Oh dear


...WHERE IS MY FELLOW DWARF

Posted on 2009-12-20 at 16:27:46.

Topic: Where on earth is Aardvark?
Subject: Huh


The last person I heard of taken to Mexico against their will came back with kidneys.

Stay on your guard.

Posted on 2009-12-19 at 11:18:29.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Hmm


Agrin is interested in acquiring wenches, currency and fine medieval cocaine.

Nothing else.

Surely.

Posted on 2009-12-17 at 22:57:13.

Topic: New T-shirt design announcements
Subject: Wow


Uh...wow.

Wow.

...wow.

Posted on 2009-12-17 at 02:49:16.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Posted


Posted up, you've put me in the wonderful position of having to agree with at least one inferior race. This is what I get for picking a Krosan.

...not that I'd have it any other way

Posted on 2009-12-17 at 01:36:04.

Topic: Season of the Witch
Subject: This is not my best writing, though it is my writing...so that counts for something


Seated at a small table in the far corner of the tavern, Agrin had scarcely let his eyes drift from the horizon since reading the letter. He had spent the day in quiet contemplation, granting his words to none but Hamar, may he provide him with the wisdom to choose correctly in this dilemma put before him. Whoever it was that had invited him to this gathering, though they were proficient in the language of his people, could not possibly be of dwarvenkind. More than likely a human, bereft of a clan and ties to the community, or perhaps one of the fey-touched twiglets, the elves. The discreet method by which he received the letter, the meeting by nightfall, the shady location, only one without true honour needed to seek refuge in such environments. They would be well connected however, and surely powerful within the surface lands, and Agrin had not discounted his theory that the boorish barkeep had been paid to keep eyes on him.

The weather did little to encourage him, bringing forth torrents of water to crash upon the earthen flesh of Hamar, flooding the poorly the city streets. That was another thing Agrin would not miss about the filth encrusted kingdoms of man, and his heart ached briefly at the thought of his safe, secure vault home, protected from the elements by the rocky flesh of Hamar. Were it not for the threat of the sweaty barkeep slitting his throat while he slept for a handful of copper, Agrin would have remained content to stay within the tavern, sheltered by the shoddy construction of the surface folk. Though he had no true desire to bow to the wishes of his supposed host, he was not a fool, and it would serve his own cause greater were he to play along, if only to assess the threat.

Agrin was the first to arrive at the house, though he felt others’ eyes on him as he entered through the door. The letter had named five others, and Agrin repeated their “descriptions” to himself as more entered. He snorted audibly as ”the sword-arm with a resolve as strong as steel” entered, as well as the cloaked woman who nibbled constantly while she sat, as if she were bred from rats. Surely these women had no place in any situation that required his attention, they should return to their homes as was their place. That was, if they had homes, Agrin was not yet unconvinced these humans had any women that were not harlots of the street.

The waiting displeased Agrin. Their host was surely not of his proud breeding, lack punctuality and delaying to make some manner of entrance. Such cheap theatrics were the tools of one without the bearing to gain notice for his own deeds. Agrin spat on the ground in disgust and rose from his chair to leave. Just as he rose did he hear a voice emerge from the shadows.

“I am pleased to see you have all accepted my humble, if short-notice, invitation.” A smooth, low male voice spoke just above a whisper, drifting out of the darkness of a doorway into a bedroom. One footstep echoed through the home. Then a second, and a third. A tall figure, shrouded in a black cloak, slowly emerged. “Gentlemen, gentlewomen. Allow me to introduce myself,” He spoke from beneath the raised hood. “I, am Erkand Vale.”

Something about the way this strange man set his statements, using pauses and intonation to establish his words, held all eyes on him. The low candlelight allowed the barest view of a clean-shaven jaw beneath his hood, lips pulled into a sly smile, but the dark material obscured the rest of his visage.

“I hope that my request for your attendance met you swiftly and without alarm. Difficult it may be to ensure that you all attend – particularly yourself,” He nodded gently towards Agrin. “such delivery measures were required.”


Agrin spat again. That a human would have the nerve to address him in such a matter did not win him any favour with the Krosan. He returned to his seat however, his curiousity overriding his desire to silence the man was a swing of his mace.

The figure chuckled softly and indicated the rundown abode with a gesture of his gloved hand. “It is less than ideal to host such a…gathering, but for security measures, it is necessary. For myself,” Each participant felt a steely gaze upon them, one by one. “And for yourselves.”

A hand darted beneath his cloak, moving like liquid shadow in the flickering light. Casting it forwards, six sheafs of paper hit scattered onto the tabletop. As six pairs of eyes fell upon them, shock welled up within as each member of the group looked at a coal-sketched portrait of themselves, set above a declaration that chilled the blood.

A Reward of Fifty Ketch for Arrest and Detainment, for Participation in the Outbreak of the Scarlet Flashfever and for the Crime of Witchcraft.

-Chief Inquisitor Venaullan


“To be posted tomorrow morning, among many others. I managed to acquire a few copies before they were tacked up.” Erkand’s voice was silk amidst the drawn tension. “I can help to keep you safe from the Temple Knights, but nothing in this world is for free. There is something I, too, am seeking in this desperate time, and your talents are…ideal.” Erkand hissed the emphasis on the last word.


Agrin glanced at the paper. A roughly sketched bearded face stared back him. Whomever the artist, he had no grasp on the proper talents of producing an image, he knew of children in his homeland who could turn out better in an hour. Still the image unsettled him. Though he knew not whom or why, someone had made plans against him. Not unexpected while on the surface, but to this degree was certainly not an eventuality he had thought of.

The others took the news strangely. The cloaked woman dissolved quickly to tears, her womanly frailties obvious to those around her, while another, younger girl (who Agrin had originally mistake for a male) launched into a tirade of half formed words and babbling incoherency that prevented him from hearing the empty words of the bastard roaming elf. Agrin could only begin to imagine why anyone with the connections their host clearly possessed could have need of anyone so weak of will or mind. Agrin could only hope he would be rid of them soon enough, Hamar fill his ears with earth to drown out their idiocy.

Once again, the looked at each individual seated around the moisture-rotten table. “There is something I need you to locate for me. With your spread of skills, I have contracted you into my service. Your assistance is required. In turn, you shall be aided in avoiding those who would see you on the scaffold, as you all saw this midday.” Erkand chuckled darkly. “And since I hold all the keys to the doors of this little arrangement, it would be in your best interest to assist me.”

Though he felt nothing but distrust towards this man, Agrin had to admit respect for his manoeuvring. He had them in an unwinnable position, entirely at his mercy. His duty lay with Hamar and his clan, and he could serve but one of them if he lay still beneath the earth.

”Very well,” Agrin spoke gruffly in Krosan, gesturing to Erkland as he did, ”I will hear ye out cur. Though be warned ye be speaking to one who is guarded by the very earth on which ye walk. Tread carefully should ye wish to tread evermore.”


Posted on 2009-12-17 at 01:34:23.
Edited on 2009-12-17 at 22:56:00 by Grugg

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Tomorrow


The being there of tomorrow it has.

Posted on 2009-12-16 at 02:21:44.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Gah


Got delayed, will have to put off post until tomorrow. Sorry.

OTHER PEOPLE POST

Posted on 2009-12-16 at 00:16:10.

Topic: Loaded Dice #38: So Much for that Romance...
Subject: Hmm


My question addressed. I am like a candy cane in a jungle.

Posted on 2009-12-15 at 00:56:32.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Post


Will be posting tomorrow. Hungover. I blame Merideth.

Posted on 2009-12-15 at 00:11:51.

Topic: Loaded Dice #38: So Much for that Romance...
Subject: uh


Why is Steve smirking so much in the final panel where he's just admitted he's not even a blip on someone's romantic radar.

Consequently I find the fact that he was apparently based on you moderately hilarious now.

HA

Posted on 2009-12-14 at 23:42:16.

Topic: The Would You Rather Game
Subject: Reh


Pandas.

Again.

Always Pandas.

Pretzels or LAZERBEAMS

Posted on 2009-12-14 at 02:27:06.

Topic: The Would You Rather Game
Subject: Rerg


Pandas. An exceptionally one-sided question.

Well-Dressed Zombies or Men Without Hats.

Posted on 2009-12-14 at 01:20:40.

Topic: Dragon Age Origins!
Subject: Reh


This is the first single player game since Oblivion that I've felt compelled to purchase the DLC for.



Posted on 2009-12-12 at 23:43:00.

Topic: Tome of Magic
Subject: Short and sweet


Truenamer: Actually broken, as in...does not work. Silly.

Binder: A 1-level dip for most classes to get a silly ability. Couple obvious combos.

Shadow: Never actually bothered to read.

Posted on 2009-12-12 at 21:10:24.

Topic: Last one to post wins - Part II
Subject: !


This thread is devolving into chain "I WIN" posts.

I disapprove of that, and demand some attempt at a conversation, if not a series of interesting and thought-provoking comments.

You will fear my wrath.

Posted on 2009-12-11 at 10:56:37.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: Isd


I am EXCITED and REASSURED.

My CAPSLOCK is erratic.



Posted on 2009-12-09 at 21:34:42.

Topic: Really fun mini-series
Subject: Hmm


I read somewhere Tim Curry was in this. Oh how I do love the sound of his voice.

*swoons*

er...

Posted on 2009-12-09 at 02:21:59.

Topic: Tome of Battle
Subject: I feel I should mention


The Warlock is, while not a bad class, is far from the most broken thing to ever broke. Hellfire warlocks with some questionable ability damage soak cheese are more broken, but still, straight cleric/druid/wizard/psion/a handful of others would clean them up.

I am Ayrn's hair.

Posted on 2009-12-08 at 21:12:05.

Topic: Tome of Battle
Subject: Reh


ToB allows martial characters to not be entirely dwarfed by mages in 3.5e. I rather like it, although admittedly it isn't my favorite in low to mid-power games. I'm not a huge munchkin/mixmax fan, which that books easily caters to. Just off the top of my head I can remember a certain stance/maneuver that triples charge damage while adding 35 (which is then tripled).

So it's kinda fun like that.

I allow it, but with the understanding that minmaxers often find themselves falling of random objects into large pits of death.

Posted on 2009-12-08 at 20:42:50.

Topic: Santa Claus Letters
Subject: HmmI f


This website seems to be implying there is perhaps no Santa.

I am confused by this.

Posted on 2009-12-07 at 21:42:53.

Topic: In a WORLD...
Subject: Hmm


Ah, I assumed WW2 because, well it started in 1940 roughly, so I didn't even notice you said "The Great War". That said, it sounds pretty awesome.


Posted on 2009-12-07 at 00:43:14.

Topic: In a WORLD...
Subject: Hmm


I kind of have to ask...is having WW2 end in 1940 part of your deviation from the standard timeline or just a typo. It is now bothering me. Greatly.

I cannot remove the thought from my mind.

Posted on 2009-12-06 at 23:49:46.

Topic: Season of the Witch Q/A
Subject: WHERE ARE YOU REMANING POSTER


I AM ANGRY AT LAST LACK OF POST AND CONSUMING SHREDDIES AT A TERRIBLE RATE!

Posted on 2009-12-06 at 13:26:41.

 
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