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Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: wow


insanity, Val. That post was rediculously awesome

Posted on 2008-05-06 at 15:21:27.

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


The game has been updated, and I am pleased with how things are going. We've got some interesting interaction going on (never thought I'd DM a love story between two Khords ).

Anyway, much to do, so hopefully everybody will be able to get something in before Saturday

Posted on 2008-05-06 at 15:12:51.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: there is my update


Alloryen Kingdom
East of Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
6:53 pm


It had been a long day, and much had happened. Much had happened the last few weeks, but all of them felt refreshed now, and ready to face whatever tasks lay ahead of them. Overcoming this final obstacle in the cleansing of Sylvaria’s woods had strengthened their bonds, made companions out of strangers and had proven their ability to complement each other in battle. Now, it was time to head back to the village of Hith Elee, to find their horses and left gear. But how would they transport Alluwego, the young archer, who had been the sole survivor of the attack on his home village? He had perished under the sonic attack of one of the lizards, and his body was stiffening quickly. But there were other things that had to be taken care of too. Like the goo that clung to many of their pieces of clothing.

Most of them stripped, as Elessarae advised, of the cloths that had been touched by the goo. Draven however, choose to wear the filth as if it wasn’t there. His black garment was soaked with already drying mucus, but apparently he would rather risk infection than show what they had all caught a glimpse off.

Geim did remove all his cloths, in the comforting shelter of bushes and trees. And when he returned, he was completely devoid of the goo that had been smeared and splattered all over him. But as he stepped closer, the others realized he had forgotten a spot in the corner of his eye. He wiped at it, and got it off, but as soon as he smeared it away, another small drop of red goo appeared in his eye and streamed slowly over his cheek. Whatever he tried, it would not cease.

Still, they had to go back, and so they retrieved their steps leading towards the village. A stone throw away from the open field in the forest they found Elessarae’s companion, Comrade, the young moonhorse. He looked healthier than she had seen him in a long time. He seemed older too, as if he had matured by whatever force had given new life to the white willow and its surroundings. Malius’ ferrets also showed up here, returning from a safe hiding place they had escaped to during the battle.
Now they were complete once more, and they could continue their journey back.

The trees seemed full of life again, but the further they went from the willow, the less evident the changes became. Birds still flew overhead, but their songs didn’t sound as clear or full of joy. The pressure of pollution still lay thick over the forest. It would take quite a while before the woods were as full of life as they had once been.

The town of Hith Elee had not changed at all. Bodies of dead Sylvari lay scattered across the streets, some violated by the big lizards, some as if they would soon awake from a deep sleep. But all of them were stiff and cold, and the idea that one of the town-folk seemed more unlikely with each passing minute. It was at the Solanis Paean Inn, that Lady Quilanday announced her departure.
“I will come back tomorrow, and with me I will carry the reward that was promised you for your aid in this battle. For now, I believe there is work to be done in this village, and I am sorry that I cannot aid you in giving my kin a proper burial. But please know how thankful I am, and with me the good people of Sylvaria.”

She climbed her horse and rode off into the forest without looking back.


Posted on 2008-05-06 at 15:10:37.

Topic: Feeding The Undead
Subject: examining the deer


It definitely took quite a bit of effort; stepping towards the fallen deer. Lucas tried to breath as shallow as possible, limiting the amount of air, and thus smell, that entered his nose. It was a futile attempt. What had compelled this animal to keep on walking under so much obvious pain?

Vandervoort knew what kept him walking. Experience and the promise of cash and possible fame dragged him on. But he knew deer had no such desires, and the creature’s persistance was very startling. Had it come for their help then? Had it wanted them to kill it?

He kneeled down carefully, after making sure his gloves were on, the rubber tight around his skin. For a second he thought about ripping a piece of cloth from his shirt to cover his mouth, but didn’t see the point in ruining his cloths. They were pretty much the last clean pair he had with him. He remembered packing for this trip, stuffing his suitcase full of dirty laundry that he knew he didn’t need. But with the thought of free of charge dry-cleaning at the hotel he had jammed two extra pair of jeans in there. They would be ready for him when he returned.

No, he wasn’t cheap. He just spent his money on more important matters.

While he took out the proper tools, he looked around at the others. They were still standing where they had been. Vandervoort smirked.

Don’t they teach them anything anymore at the academy’s? Spoiled brats don’t deserve the respect that comes with their job.

To make things worse, the soldiers fear subsided a little, and made room for open horror.

Keep your man quiet, Johnson. I can’t concentrate like this! Vandervoort was on the edge of making a strong statement, when the sergeant took control.

“Composure soldiers! Vandervoort I think we should turn back after that sample.”

No kidding…

He bent forward to find a good spot to place his needle.

It’s the time, of the seeeeason for lo-ving… he caught himself before humming that stupid song out loud. It was stuck in his head now, and he cursed under his breath. He cursed also at the up close sight of the animal. He had had no idea that it had been in such a bad state. It was skinnier than a starving dog, and mold was already eating away part of the tissue. He was horrified. Horrified, and intrigued at the same time. He stuck the needle in what should be a spot with good muscle and blood. It took some determination to continue his handling, for the animal’s skin gave hardly any resistance when the needle slid in. But withdrawing the vaccuum stopper… he had to pull hard. When he saw the liquid goo in the artificial lighting he knew what he had already feared. This animal had died long before it stopped moving. Was there some kind of disease he knew about that lengthened the brain’s activity when the body had already died? Was there something that caused an inversed comatose state? A virus? A prion? A fungus? Was it contageous?

He suddenly jerked away, grabbing the needle with him. He knew one thing: he was not taking his rubber gloves off any time soon. Who knew what they would encounter on their way back to the hummers.
He put the needle in a safe container and stared at the rest. They were still eyeballing the collapsed deer, while the handradio called for clarification. The voice on the other side sounded tense.

Before anybody could report, a low moan was carried by the winds and scattered in their midst.

“I think there is somebody in trouble. Johnson, we go to the hummers right now to get this sample looked after. You can send two of your men to check out what that noise was, maybe? If there are any people out there, maybe also attacked, I would like them to be brought along with us, so we can examine them too.”

He wanted to get out of there, away from this horrible experience to cash his check and go back to studying more important issues. But he also felt himself getting curious. This could prove to be a nice step towards recognition of his brilliance.

He realized that something about the symptoms the deer showed was different from what he had read about and seen in books and during practice. He had to know what had happened to the creature. Something had broken from its belly. It could be some form of parasytic bug, a swelling of puss.

Alright, get a grip on yourself now. Don’t be like Mosher.

Lucas kneeled near the animal once more, and took a stick to open the animal’s ruptured belly.

(OOC: He’s ready to leave, but until the soldiers get a move on he will take every second to find clues about what happened to the animal.)

Posted on 2008-05-06 at 14:03:42.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Hah


Yes, I don't want people to split up, and now we've gone through this arguement, I am glad that I 'forbade' it. THIS is real roleplaying, guys! If we split up every time we disagree we would have 5 single player adventures, when you're trying to be a group.

I can tell you that you will come out of this with a stronger connection than you had before.

And Jozan, glad to see you active once more!

Posted on 2008-05-06 at 07:28:10.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: aha


ah, with shiny discs on it! hehe

and it's Virgin Stuart... with an N, and you can bet your life on it that that's not his real first name.

Posted on 2008-05-05 at 17:58:09.

Topic: What is your Favorite Character Class and Why?
Subject: what?


you mean that only Sylvarians can be bladesingers? GRRRR! *Throws away half-dragon bladesinger character*

J/K... of course

Favorite class is a hard one, actually. I like the monk, but in combination with Halflings mostly. Just imagine those big feet coming towards your face!

Maybe it's better to say that I don't have anything with wizards or bards (as a player, not as a DM). The rest I really enjoyed.

well...IF I really have to choose one, and you can smite me for this, I would go with the Inventor, which I created with a friend of mine. (Before the word artificer was mentioned in d&d, mind you). Yep, that's the one I'll pick for now.

It's also funny how I would most surely pick the Thief class, from the core classes in 2nd edition, but not in 3.5...


Posted on 2008-05-05 at 17:55:59.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: sequinned


sequinned? I don't think I've heard that word before. What does it mean?

And Ayrn, what kind of armor do you want? I'd like to skip the actual shop-visit and just mention it sideways so I can put you all straight towards the Heart of Darkness.

Posted on 2008-05-05 at 17:47:39.

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


I'm back, but I'm waiting with an update until Tuesday, because both Jozan and Tann haven't posted yet. I also received character updates on 3 of you, including 1 that I did myself. I need leveling info for: Elessarae, Geim, Loda and Alyssia. I am not leveling these characters for you, so the longer you wait, the longer your stats are low. (I would really like just the updated info, and not an entirely updated sheet, so that I know that I copy everything I need to).



Posted on 2008-05-04 at 17:52:02.
Edited on 2008-05-04 at 17:53:06 by Almerin

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: hey!


Good to see you guys going at it again! Soon I'll update when we are certain this conversation is over. Alright? And I would like to see something from Beinsel, so Jozan, if you're reading this: post please!

Posted on 2008-05-04 at 17:49:44.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: not available


I won't be on the inn the coming couple of days. That could very well mean that your update will not be in on Saturday as you are accustomed to. My internet is down, and I don't like hacking into other people's wireless, which I am doing right now.

So until an update appears... no Almerin around.

Posted on 2008-05-02 at 11:57:29.

Topic: RDI T-shirts
Subject: wow


ok, I think that is enough, before we get comments about monsters in caves.... AAARG, too late!!

Posted on 2008-04-30 at 22:48:24.

Topic: These are 2,2 cool!
Subject: haha


coolness! Check these out, people

Posted on 2008-04-30 at 09:44:34.

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


the stuff APPEARS to be just gross puss, but you can't know. Elessarae warned you all not to touch it, since she witnessed a goblin freak out when a drop of the stuff splashed on its head. She wiped it off before she could see if there were any effects.

so basically, you don't know.

wolf's equipment were a shield, a helmet and a longsword. There was no armor. He wore clothes covered by a thick fur coating.

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 17:22:10.

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


Alright then, thanks for the extra info, Chris & Val.

I have to add something to Cdn's last post: I'm sorry for the time you took to write about making Draven some clothing, but unless you can show me that Alyssia has textile somewhere, and a needle and thread, it's not going to happen. I think it was clever of you to think of it, but unfortunately you didn't have the time or the material. Draven is still utterly naked.

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 16:32:47.

Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: ok


ok, I posted. I don't know if I'm completely happy with it, but I think it will do.

I'm not having Lucas freak out. I gave him the nerves of steal quality on purpose so he can be a real bizzatch, but I don't know if I'm overdoing it now. He has some kind of fear, but he subdues it...

... it sounds a bit like power-gaming if I read it like that.... but that's how I made his character. I hope this is not a problem, and taking away from the fun of the game.

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 12:17:04.

Topic: Feeding The Undead
Subject: it's still an animal!


After the first birst of shock adrenaline had made him jump back, Lucas eyed the beast before them with mixed interest. The stag was horrificly revolting, but he had seen his share of mange, infections and other decaying processes in life tissue before. He was just really taken aback by the fact that the animal was still alive!

But the scientist inside him took over again, like it did in these cases. He suppressed the urge to vomit from the stench and cursed dr Carrell for not doing the same.

Red haired sun of a … What the…

The smell of Carrell’s vomit washed by his nose, and again he had to tighten the muscles of his stomach to keep it from pushing its contents to the surface. But he realized that the smell was being taken by a breeze. He kept his eyes on the deer, then took a quick glance towards the leaves hanging over the edge of the cement wall. They were fluttering towards them, which meant the wind was going into the direction of where the dear was standing. The horrid smell did not from this one. Could it be that there were more?

In that case, this specimen did not have to be captured alive. They would get another sample somewhere else.

He opened his mouth to share his believes, but sergeant Johnson had already come to the same conclusion, or more likely had he handled on instinct and fear. His bullets didn’t do much to stop the animal, but Vandervoort reasoned the creature had overcome the limits of pain a long time ago. But it was still an animal, and Lucas had studied biology like no other in the country. He had studied too much to get infected by this excuse of an animal today. His brilliance would save him now, would save them all, and they would recognize him for it!

There came a tug on his sleeve. Mosher was gripping it frantically. The younger doctor was already losing his mind. pathetic

“What the Hell is happening, Luke?

“Well, it’s clearly not rabies.” Vandervoort answered dryly. “Now get a grip and help me get these soldiers on the move.”

With a agrivated snap he pulled his sleeve from Mosher’s grasp. Lucas knew they had to get out of this tight spot. If there were more deer in this condition ready to drop on their heads, they better leave the scene. And if they didn’t, then he would get out of there himself at least!

“SHOOT THE HEAD AND THE LEGS!” he shouted at the soldiers. “JOHNSON!”

Though the creature seemed unreacting to pain, it would still need legs to support itself. If they could wound them enough, they couldn’t support the animal’s weight anymore, it would collaps on itself and they could get out. That was if the soldiers were able to keep their cool and good aim.

(OOC: Lucas will direct the soldiers as best he can, trying to take control over the situation if the sergeant won’t. Should the creature fall, he’ll do his best to get some kind of sample from it, or if that is too dangerous, he’ll try to get some more samples from the surroundings of the stream before running with the rest (assuming they will run). In no case will he get wreckless and get an infection from this creature. He’ll handle everything with his hands bound in a cloth. Or maybe this is all way to much info for now, so I’ll await your update )

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 12:14:05.

Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: editing


Hey Val,

I edited your last post, so that it only concludes new stuff. You had reposted your first writings for my character and the scene at the church, and the previously posted update for Melina. I figured that wasn't on purpose.

Now I'll be going to write a post.

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 11:33:00.

Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: Finals?


Haven't had those in years! Now update!

Posted on 2008-04-28 at 22:00:17.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: help!!


I hope I'm not scaring you guys away with my disappointing posts? You have 6 days time. If you get to do everything in one day, there's no tention build-up. Which of course doesn't mean that you aren't able to complete this adventure this very day. Taking the right paths can lead to a very swift conclusion.

Of course, this can also mean that you can take longer than 6 days to find out what has happened exactly. Let's not think about the consequences of that scenario.

Posted on 2008-04-27 at 21:09:53.

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


nice feat, that one. So does this only apply to the knowledge type you've chosen, or on any knowledge check?

Posted on 2008-04-27 at 21:03:52.

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


I'll look into the Knowledge devotion feat, since I don't know what it does exactly. Will update your sheet on the first page soon.

CDN: It's not required to update your sheet this very day. I'm not going to do your sheet for you now since you have a full week to do so. If you don't have time in the whole week, I'll do it for you.

Posted on 2008-04-27 at 09:46:47.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: ah


well, I think that calls for a great role playing op, doesn't it? I can see Percy snapping out at her brothers and sisters for this. But to let her leave without giving them at least a hint at what's going on in her mind would be unlike her. Hopefully you can work this out in game. I'm glad you've spoken your mind though.

Posted on 2008-04-26 at 19:06:35.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: eh...


well, you never killed the kid. Even if you did, it wouldn't bring you into the council's chambers. It would get you in a cell and then perhaps in front of a judge. The councilors are busy men, and don't deal with child-killers (which Percy is not).

I'm not deliberately trying to ignore Percifeer, and I don't really think I am ignoring her. She shot the thug in the alley, killed him in a single shot, she sent the rest flying away.
She made room at the courthouse, but it was rash. I rolled reflex saves for the crowd, since you sent the horse galloping, and a percentage didn't make it. It's all pretty fair, and I hope that you can see that.

That being said: I have to disappoint you. I'm not running a single person 'side adventure'. I've done a few of those at my Chakran Portal game, and they take up a lot of time. Time that I don't have with the games I run and the game I'm in. I made it clear before that I don't want seperate threads in this one. I hope Percy can stay with the group. I don't think it would be a problem.

Did this help anything, Sui?

Posted on 2008-04-26 at 18:29:06.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: hehe


very constructive input, Ayrn. A little summary is perhaps what we need. That's why I want things to move fast: otherwise we forget what exactly happened. I'm giving subtle hints at what is going on, and where to go. But of course I'm dropping in some clues that lead nowhere.

You're right, this is no dungeon crawl, and people don't tend to stay at one place. It's a city adventure and quite a challenge. But so far you guys are doing a wonderful job!

Let's give you some answers:

1- (I don't remember if I stated anything about what day it is, so here's what I've come up with now: ) delivery is in three days, on thursday, or Thirkday in Audalis, which makes today Monday, or Merday.

3- contact name = Virgin Stuart

5- Percifeer and Pio can still go inside the courthouse. It's not like the guards said they can never enter again.

6- Llammoth has worked for some councilors, but in a freelance sort of way. They want somebody to spy or something, they call Llammoth. She has contacts, but we never really specified which exactly. If you think it's needed, I'll make a list with names.

Those are the answers for now. Let's hear what you guys are thinking!

Posted on 2008-04-26 at 17:52:12.

 


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