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Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: eeeeh

Goddfrey's mouth dropped at the news that their father was in danger. The baker was a big man, with hairy muscled arms, but would never harm another being. Otherwise he would've made a fine addition to any adventuring party, or perhaps the guards.

"I don't know how I could help you. I need to run my bakery."

He looked around the room until his eyes rested upon the two ovens.

"I could give you guys free bread though. That way you won't go hungry while you go around the city. I've got some good stuff that will fill you up for at least half a day."

He grabbed two fresh loafs of bread from the shelves and eagerly placed them in the companions' possession, glad to be of any help.

"Do you guys need anything else? I mean, you came to me for help right?"

Posted on 2008-03-10 at 17:18:06.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: all of them

All of the players are still active, except for Vesper, who told us about his leave, and he'll be back and willing to take up Alyssia in a longer while. For now, you'll just have to do with the rest.

I don't know what's keeping Jozan from posting though. I'll send him a PM.

Posted on 2008-03-10 at 16:29:40.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: yes

If you follow the link that I put at the bottom of your character sheet, Tann, you'll find a list of all the spells you can cast as a ranger, and if you click on a spell, you'll find all the info you need.

But for now: Yes, that includes Summon Nature's Ally spells. :S

Posted on 2008-03-09 at 19:21:42.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: indeed

very perceptive of you

Posted on 2008-03-09 at 18:12:45.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: eh... what?

Goddfrey looked at Llammoth, and his mouth dropped.

"What do you mean, the Orphanage is in trouble? I haven't heard anything. Been busy baking bread and running the shop. Keira here helps me out though."

He pointed at the girl, who was in her early twenties, and smiled a bit sheepishly.

"Come, tell me about the trouble in the back. Maybe I can help you."

He took them all into the back of the shop, where the actual bakery was located. There were two furnaces, closed off with metal doors, and shelves with fresh and stale bread. On Goddfrey's worktable stood a big chocolate cake that he had been finishing for selling when his brothers and sisters arrived.

"So, what is wrong?"

Posted on 2008-03-08 at 21:55:58.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: updated

I have updated us to the Bakery

Posted on 2008-03-08 at 11:46:22.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: Bollo

The Broken Grommel
Windmill Alley
6 days left

~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising

Bollo Regardian was a simple man. He had seen some adventures in his days, mostly touring the countryside and running from guards, but still adventures to a man like him. He couldn't handle a sword, but was comfortable with a dagger, and his big muscles scared most folk away from a fight. He had taken over the Grommel from its previous owner and had minded his business with only one intention: keeping it going. It was that simple.

Although the group had many questions for him, Bollo was unable to give them any information that they did not already know. In fact, it became rather clear that Bollo had no lust for involvement, but kindly told them that if something would come up, he would send word to the Orphanage. He was sure happy there was such a place for kids in need. To help them in their quest, he gave them their drinks free of charge.

"Every little bit can help in raising that money!" he said, and with that the conversation was over.

The group made their way down the alleys into the wider streets of Drefast. The crowd became thicker and so did the people’s purses as they entered Rogue-valley Square, the unofficial nickname people gave the market on the east side of the city. Only one street away was the bakery that Goddfrey had taken over after he finally left the Orphanage. They all knew Goddfrey as a young man, even simpler in his ways than Bollo had been. Goddfrey wasn’t stupid, but he was as innocent as an aristocratic four-year-old. He had tried many professions but finally settled at a bakery, where he had found his talent. The smell of hot bread told them they had found the place before their eyes knew it.

A girl behind the counter welcomed them after she had served the other customers. She was a friendly lass and called out to Goddfrey, who appeared a moment later with hands white with flower and a smile wider than the Thunder River.

“Guys!!” He called out, and gave them all a firm hug. “It’s so good to see you all! Is there some kind of renunion? Where’s Ormander?”

Posted on 2008-03-08 at 11:45:54.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: updated

I've updated the scene

Posted on 2008-03-08 at 11:24:18.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: there it is... well

Alloryen Kingdom
Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
10:45 am

Wolf was ready to go, but Quilanday had a few things to say.

“Geimiedefher, we cannot simply cut down the tree. Its roots and chips would continue to spoil the earth, and the hardship of healing it would be even greater.”

She turned to Elessarae. “I know the Flame Keep has interrogated your goblin, but he seemed to be ignorant of details that could help us. As for protected gear, unless you have an idea how to make the items you just named we need to work with what we have. I don’t think any of us is capable of casting a spell to make us fly.”

As nobody said otherwise (I assume), she finally faced the warrior Wolf again. “You have seen the tree, what can we expect?”

“I don’t know,” came the surprising answer. “I haven’t seen it. I’ve never been near it, but I can bring you straight to its location. Call it intuition.”

“Alright, I suppose that answer will have to do. Let’s go now, if we have everything we need?”

(Time to get supplies that you can specify in the Q/A. I’ll let you know what you can find, and what you cannot find)

When Wolf went around the corner of the inn, Quilanday whispered to them: “We follow him, but I don’t trust him one bit. Be ready for the unexpected.”

Wolf seemed to know very well where to go for somebody who had never been to their destination. He lead them through the village, which caused Aluwego to grab the nearest person by the arm, Loda in this case, and breathe in short gasps every time he saw a Sylvari body. Everyone in the group could now clearly see that not all the bodies were mutilated. Some seemed to have just given in, as if the soul had been harmed rather than the flesh.

The journey continued, leaving the village behind. The trees looked healthy and bright in the rising day. The air was calm and the forest seemed at peace. But there were no birds to sing praise to the beauty surrounding them. There were no squirrels jumping from branch to branch, finding food and each other. The forest lacked wildlife, and without it, it was a desolate place.

But if Wolf noticed he didn’t show. He walked in a steady pace, never slowing down or speeding up; making turns and following an unknown lead without a path or compass.
After twenty minutes of non stop hiking he suddenly stopped and drew his sword. He didn’t say anything, but looked straight ahead. The forest was thick, and vision was limited. Without a sound a sudden wave went through the bushes on the right. They burst open and in the midst of a cloud of leafs, a big reptile leapt up and knocked the warrior down. It turned on its heels and opened its mouth wide in a silent roar. They could all feel how a sudden pulse went through their bodies, tightening muscles in spasms and uncontrolled reflexes. But most of them were able to shrug it off. Draven and Elessarae however, found their senses dulled, and their bodies unwilling to cooperate. They stood their, paralyzed, while the others had to deal with this monster. Aluwego seemed to suffer from a similar effect, because he was frozen with his arms held up to protect his face.
Quilanday yelled something, but the words didn’t reach the ears of the other members of the group. They were all on their own now.

(OOC: You cannot communicate with each other since a silence hangs over the area that can’t be penetrated. The order of walking is: Wolf, Quilanday, Elessarae, Thondrek, Malius, Geim, Loda, Draven.)

Posted on 2008-03-08 at 11:23:26.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: posts

we need to think of where to go next. That can be in character or here in the Q/A, if you like. But I need something in order to update you guys. Right now it's getting closer to midday, so there is a lot of time left in this day to get places

Posted on 2008-03-01 at 13:54:34.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: ready?

Alloryen Kingdom
Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
10:45 am

“That answer will have to do then.” Wolf said to Draven’s answer, and lowered his sword. He ignored the others, even Elessarae’s question about the fairies. He didn’t even so much as glance at them. For all they knew, he hadn’t even heard what they said.

Aluwego was still crying, but his agonized heartbreak was reduced to sobbing. A few steps away, Quilanday looked at Wolf, and seeing the man had cooled down a bit, called to them all.

“We can’t linger too much on distrust. We find ourselves in a situation where we are not all acquainted, but we all have the same goal. Now how will we go about finding this tree? I think it’s more important to find the tree than finding the monster. If we don’t find the source of this tragedy, there will be more monsters before we know it.”

“I know where that tree is.” Wolf replied dryly. “I can take you, if you are ready.”

Posted on 2008-03-01 at 10:22:25.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: will

I'll put the Broken Grommel on the map as well then, though on this scale it will appear very close to the Orphanage, which is why I never included it yet.

Also, I've edited my last post, and added the following to the top:

The Broken Grommel
6 days left
~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising

From now on, my updates will give you:
-The place where you currently are in the city
-How many days you have left before Judgement Day
-The Tides of magic, both Positive and Negative (you can look up the effects they have on your magic or magic of opponents in my post on page 1 of this Q/A, right above the map)

I will not start puting up the exact time of day in this game. Occasionally something will be added in my posts like: at midday they arrived at... etc. That's basically all you're getting, to keep everybody from complaining too much if I counted 3 minutes too many for a walk down some street.

Yes, you're on a tight schedule... well, actually, that depends on how you handle things. I'm not saying this adventure will end in 6 days of IC time. If you guys can figure everything out within 4, then you'll all get a nice bonus!

Posted on 2008-02-27 at 22:05:57.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: alright

I've added the points of interest on the map, and I'll upload it to replace the older one.

Posted on 2008-02-27 at 16:16:16.

Topic: Whom Gods Annoy - Q/A
Subject: twisted arm

Sorry for the bruises, Grugg. But I know that if I hadn't pushed you, you would forget about it in the fullest intention to use it. I just know how to work you.

Yes, I was bored, but I'm not going to let my time be wasted

Sorry for interupting!

Posted on 2008-02-26 at 18:26:06.

Topic: A Literary Review Thread
Subject: Amsterdam

Amsterdam? The book must also be about the life in that city then, otherwise I wouldn't see why the title wouldn't include more than just the place where it happens, right?

At the moment, I'm sort of a Hellboy fan, and there are some very nice novels written about this superhero. It's written like fantasy, but in the current age. Most of these have strong connections with the actual folklore, religions and tales of (ancient) cultures. While we mostly know Hellboy from the action-packed movie, these books focus on more than just a bunch of battling. And I feel more connected to what is going on, since it is fantasy in my own world. It is recognizable, but with all the elements that I like in fantasy books.

In 'Bones of Giants', for instance, Hellboy and his team dig into the Scandinavian culture and his mind is slowly taken over by the spirit of a legendary warrior as a giant from the old world rises, and creates chaos.

Posted on 2008-02-25 at 21:18:12.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: the map

Alright, I've added a map to my information post, under the Character Sheets. This is a map of the main streets in Drefast. The small alleys and side streets are not included, and don't really matter that much either. If there is anything you'd like to know, ask me, and I'll place it on the map.

Posted on 2008-02-24 at 17:45:08.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: ok then

We shall await your post then

Posted on 2008-02-23 at 10:31:35.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: a rerun of words

Alloryen Kingdom
Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
10:45 am

As each of the companions found their way back to the front of the inn, the stranger answered Malius request for his name.

“My name is Wulvomyr Alloryen, but you can call me Wolf. I come from the forest. Now tell me why your companion wasn’t attacked like the rest of the villagers!”

At that point, Thondrek came back, dragging a young Sylvari along, the only survivor he had found. The Khord regarded the man for a moment and replied:

“Ye talkin bout Draven? ‘es as strange as they come, ugly too. Mebbe whatever came across ‘m thought ‘e was a relative or something.” Wolf didn’t laugh at his comment but stared at him indifferently.
“Anyways, this is Aluwego Marrienbark, ‘es lost a lot today as anyone can imagine. So we’s got to keep ‘im safe.”

Elessarae recognized the young Sylvari from their previous meeting, hours earlier.

“I understand your loss Aluwego Marrienbark, the time to grieve will come, but for now we must stop that creature and then find the infected tree.”

If she had thought these words would lift the man’s spirit, she was wrong. He grabbed her hand, the only familiar thing he saw between all these strangers, and held on to it with all his strength.
“No, don’t go after it! It will kill you all, we will all DIE!”
He was screaming through his tears now, a broken reflection of the confident archer she had met before.

Geimiedefher, who came out of the inn at that point, entered a situation where Malius was pointing his arrow at a stranger, and his newfound bladesinger companion was clutched by another newcomer. At least Thondrek had returned safely.
"Only two survivors so far?" he questions the other. "That is sad news. Too much death and destruction. We need to get those trees taken care of and kill that mutant critter."
He showed his companions the Galbladder Beer he had found, but most of them only listened with a half ear, preoccupied by other matters.

Elessar tried to calm the young archer, and looked at the other Sylvari as well.
“Sir Warrior, Aluwego we need to find that creature as soon as possible. Can you think of a place where we might lure it or drive it, where we can set up a trap using fire against it? Also do either of you know of a large net that we might use?”

Wolf looked at her, raised the tip of his longsword into the air and pointed.
“Finding a large net is not my business. I want to know why HE was not attacked!”

Draven had rounded the inn and entered the scene.

Lady Quilanday, who up to that point had been uncharacteristically silent, stepped in between Wolf’s longsword and it’s path towards Draven. Her gaze was upon the dark warrior though, her back to the tip of the sword.

“As blunt as Wolf here seems to be, his question is a good one. Why were you not attacked?”

(OOC: I usually don’t like posts that copy everything that has already been said. But I deem it necessary here, because there are too many questions and too many different interactions going on to keep track of in a natural way. I’ve uncomplicated them a bit, made everything more fluent, but that includes me leaving away Elessar’s final requests and words, for instance. We can assume she might still say them, but not right now. Same goes for Geim's question. There is just too much going on for a rush of orders and questions. I hope that is alright with everybody)

Posted on 2008-02-23 at 10:30:20.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: events

The Broken Grommel
6 days left
~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising

Pio returned to the table after ordering a platter of ale from Bollo Regardian, the barkeeper who had served him many times before. The knight was eager to gather knowledge of the other's whereabouts, but his attempts were cut short by Llammoth. The rogue was determined not to waste time with 'small talk', even though the knight's intentions might have been to tighten the bonds in the group by sharing experiences. Or perhaps he was just really interested in what the others had been up to.

The half orc had some rumors she had caught on the streets. Most where outragiously ridiculous, but some had more potential. One rumor was the one that caused this whole quest: that the orphanage had ordered the theft in hoping to sell the statue for a large sum of money. Another was that it was a joint effort from the thieves' guilds. Another rumor told of a group of sages coming together and stealing the statue to use it in a ritual involving the Standing Stones of Drannon. Yet another was that the statue wasn't stolen at all, but Velch held it back to gain more money from the falsly accused.

All in all there were possibilities in some of these rumors, but which one was true, or even vaguely related to what really happened was hard to tell.

(OOC: I'm not making this easy for you, as you understand. You're going to have to go out and gather the pieces around town. Basically, you are free in your actions, but you have to go places.)

Posted on 2008-02-22 at 16:43:32.
Edited on 2008-02-27 at 21:59:24 by Almerin

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: oh

well, in that case:

*Joins Valimar's chanting* "POST! POST! POST! POST!"

Posted on 2008-02-21 at 16:52:11.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: well

I was planning on updating on Saturday, as usual. But so far only two have posted, which is not enough to continue. But there is plenty of time left. But I don't think you can expect an update before the weekend :S

Posted on 2008-02-21 at 16:47:35.

Topic: yet another movie thread...
Subject: hey

the spiderwick chronicles! I just heard that these books were co-written by Tony DiTerlizzi, whose art we all loved when he illustrated the 2nd edition Planescape modules! That is awesome. I'm definately checking out that movie.

Thanks for the advice, Olan.

One more thing to add to my last comment: after watching such a bad movie, all other are Masterpieces. Really. Let me watch the remake of 'the Fog' now, and I'll enjoy it!

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 20:25:52.

Topic: yet another movie thread...

I'm ashamed to even write this... but this evening we felt like renting a movie. We went to the movie-rental place, and picked up two movies. We were in the mood for a horror movie, so we saw this DVD called 'Diary of a cannibal'. It was based on a true story, (I remember the situation being on the news), and the details on the back sounded alright. AND, it said: from the director of The Boogeyman, a film that we enjoyed a bit.

PLEASE, please, please, if you ever see this movie, ask the owner of the rental place to burn it. It looks like a twelve year old got to play around with bad actors and his new homevideo camera, and just discovered the editing function of windows moviemaker, and had an obsessive compulsion to use the same footage twenty times.

I know we should've checked on to reassure a good night of thrills, but man.... it turned out that that movie 'The Boogeyman', was a different one than we thought it was. The director did make a boogeyman movie, but it was in the 1980s, and a different one than we thought.

out of ten stars? A -20....

Oh, the best part of this movie was when they showed the headless body of the victim, with a black spot over his head that looked like it was drawn on it in Paint.

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 19:55:52.

Topic: Im back
Subject: bah for Vista

Vista sucks... I can't copy paste anything in windows explorer without it shutting down. I use the ctrl+c and ctrl+v for that stuff... but that's only one of the hindrances. I'm not even going to talk about compatibility...

Hope to see a post in soon then! Welcome Back!

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 13:07:25.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: hey

I had hoped on at least one post by now... do you guys not know what to do next? It was your decision to go to the Grommel, right?

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 13:04:45.


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