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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.

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

you start school? What kind of school is that? (is really curious).

Thanks for the notice anyway!

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 13:03:24.

Topic: Happy Birthday Me!!
Subject: no

not really, but it's probably easier to say when you're drunk

Hippy Barfday, Skari! Are you celebrating it with cake and company? If there wasn't so much water between us, I would definately come get a piece.

Posted on 2008-02-20 at 13:01:39.

Topic: Hello All Been Awhile
Subject: Grugg!

Hey dude, good to see you active again!

Now get your game started! Perhaps Olan can tell you if your PMs were really lost, or just somewhere floating around.

Posted on 2008-02-19 at 17:34:04.

Topic: RDInn Youtube
Subject: hehe

I discovered a program called e-on Vue, version 6 xStream. It makes 3D environments and you can make animations with it.

Guess what I did?

Right, I made a RDInn video, and uploaded it to our YouTube account. We almost forgot we had such a thing!

anyway, keep an eye out for it, it's being processed right now, and will be up for watching very soon.

And don't worry about bandwidth or something, it's only 300 kb (well, it only lasts 10 seconds, so it shouldn't be much).

Posted on 2008-02-17 at 20:18:30.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: hmmm

I'm taking a wild guess here and say: Defiler. Because at level 30 a defiler would take so much power to conjure his big-@$$ spells that it would consume the whole planet?

Posted on 2008-02-16 at 16:44:34.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: the Grommel

The Broken Grommel
Windmill Alley

A few streets away from the attempted robbery lay Windmill Alley. Nobody remembered why it was ever named such, for there were no records of a windmill ever existing in this part of town. And one rule was important above all others in Drannon: if it’s not in the records it’s not true. Nomatter the name, this alley carried a fine establishment called The Broken Grommel, named after the fact that a part of a Grommel would buy you a beer, as long as you didn’t ask for quality.

The tavern was smoke stained, dirty and stank like a sewer-rat. But it was a safe place, where a conversation could be private, and where drinking happened all day.
The companions found a table, after a nod from the barman. Custom was to go get your own drinks during the day, because most of the personel was trying to get sober during that time and could not be trusted with a tray.

There were a handful of patrons, seven in total, of which two were asleep with their heads on a beer polished table. The other five looked at the group with red rimmed eyes, then returned their attention to their own business.

Posted on 2008-02-16 at 13:14:01.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: hah!

I have updated once more, and I'm pleased with how things are going! You guys are doing a great job here. Now take this thing further, alright?

Posted on 2008-02-16 at 12:57:18.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: more things going on

Alloryen Kingdom
Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
10:26 am

It took a while for Malius to find a good print. The sand was too hard and apparently this creature travelled light. The ranger bent down to take a better look at the tracks. They were birdlike, with three long toes sticking forward, but without the supporting toe in the back that would go with those kind of prints. Little holes appeared at the top of the toe-prints, indicating long crooked nails. Similar tracks had been made by some kind of lizard Malius once encountered, but they had never been the size he had just glimpsed.

Meanwhile, Geim was in the tavern, plundering the liquor cabinet. But it was not the tastefulness he was after; he was looking for a bottle that would do well with fire. So far he didn’t have too much luck. Most of the displayed bottles carried Sylvari wine, and he knew such weak drinks would never suffice. It was under the counter that he found a special cabinet which carried six skins containing a foul liquid that he recognized as ‘Galbladder Beer’, obvious an import from one of the Warrens of Khordal. He knew for a fact this would burn.

The only other bottle that would qualify as ‘flamable’ was carried around by Draven. He was on the hunt in the town, searching for a magic shop or alchemist’s home. He stepped over the bodies in the streets, his eyes open for a hint of useful tools. But it appeared the village housed only commoners, hunters and elder.
He turned around a corner, when he suddenly found himself eye to eye with a monstrous lizard. It was as large as he was, and it had its jaws wrapped around a Sylvari child’s intestines, ripping them loose from the torn body.
The creature looked up, placed a step forward and sniffed. Now Draven got a good look at its body. The head was big and blunt, with a thin jaw full of razorsharp teeth. The lizard’s body was lean, ending in a tail as long as the rest of the creature. It’s legs were long with firm claws, and two small arms greedily clutched the air as the thing regarded Draven with equal interest. It took another step, sniffed again, and then ran off into the forest with incredible speed.

Thondrek was searching the village as well, but so far hadn’t had any luck finding survivors. He had checked the buildings, but every open door brought him nothing but corpses. The Khord was surprised to find that even in the homes that had closed doors, there were no survivors. But the Sylvari that he found there were not cut open. Instead, they appeared to have simply collapsed, as if their bodies had given out.
He walked the streets when he heard a noise coming from on of the houses. He entered, to find a young Sylvari male sobbing over the corpse of a young woman. His face was covered by his dark hair and burried in her shoulder. He was shaking with tears, and looked up when Thondrek approached. His eyes were wide and blood shot, and his gaze spoke of a fear and torment that Thondrek had not seen before.
He learned the lad’s name was Aluwego Marrienbark, and the woman was his wife to be. As Thondrek gathered, she had suddenly stopped breathing and Aluwego had felt her life slipping through his fingers. Nothing he had done had helped her. He grabbed Thondrek’s sleeve and did not let go anymore, crying and mumbling to himself.

As Loda stood with Malius and the two bladesingers, she became aware of a soft rumble next to her. She glanced to her side, and found Gothard, who was slowly building up an angry growl. A few moments later, a Sylvari man came walking around a corner of the inn. Gothard barked at him loudly, but the man did not stop. He was dressed as a warrior, and carried a long sword and wooden shield. His clothes were covered by a coating of fur, most likely wolven. His face was white and stern, with long blonde hair flowing from under his helmet. He called out to them from a few yards away.

“There is something loose in the village. A big lizard or something. It has killed most everybody. But I just saw it. It had an open chance to catch your friend, but for some reason it didn’t touch him. I want to know why.”

Posted on 2008-02-16 at 12:55:54.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: well

let's pretend Vorrioch never happened... since he said he'd have a hard time finding time... uhuh..

I don't know what to do about Drakar. Perhaps we can ignore him for now. If he decides to return he still can. If we don't hear anything in a month... he's dead too. We're managing very very well as it is right now, and you guys are doing a GREAT job at this adventure. Keep the pace, and keep the tension and activity. We'll have a blast if it continues like it does right now.

I know I'm having fun!

Posted on 2008-02-15 at 21:58:11.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: posting

I'm glad you told me that, Sui. Thanks for sharing that! And I definately wouldn't object to a "Wow! Nicely done, Almerin"

Stryke, Kastor will stroll along without doing anything until you're ready to pick him up. But I'm not going to give you TOO much time. We need activity. If you haven't been active in a month, Kastor dies.

hope that's fair.

Posted on 2008-02-15 at 16:06:40.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: posting

updated... you can now take it to the next level: Broken Grommel or Heart of Darkness

Posted on 2008-02-13 at 14:15:47.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: pffft called shot

The sorceress' bolt rested on her crossbow after she completed the spell that would ensure a true strike. She aimed for the heart of the leaders of the thugs, her hand steadier than normal, her eyes locked on the target.
The man turned, but suddenly halted when another visitor appeared in front of him. The man said something, then added: "One last thing, if you are holding onto something that we may want to know, run fast, for Percifeer is a little ..."

He paused, and the thugs' leader suddenly gasped. Miran mouthed the word 'hotblooded' as the hoodlum fell forward on the pavement, dead. Percifeer's bolt was sticking from his back, in the middle of a rapidly growing blood-stain. The other thugs, but one of them grabbed a purse from his leader's hands before fleeing.

They had retrieved the money that had been stolen originally, but the 35 guain for information were gone.

Posted on 2008-02-13 at 14:14:00.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: no

not waiting at all, well, except for the right moment to post, which will probably be later today

Posted on 2008-02-13 at 13:23:57.

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

even if the writer of the Golden Compass made comments, even if he wrote that some kids from the book kill a character who calls himself 'God', I still don't see why such a fuss would be made. Does it mean we stop thinking?

It's like your examples with the computer stuff, we don't stop thinking. That is why impossible computer-plots are idiotic, and that's why we can simply disagree with the writer's ideas if he says the religion in the story is bad. It would be a sad day when you cannot write your feelings down in proze, and it's a sad day if you are unable to bring books to the screen.

You know, it would feel different for me if it had been a 'warning', you know. Religious fanatics should be free to say: take care, the ideas in this movie may go against what you believe. The fact that they freaked out, and called for a boycot is just really really strange to me.

but perhaps this is not the forum to have such a discussion

Posted on 2008-02-12 at 18:46:19.

Topic: Birthday Wishes
Subject: no cake?

So where's the cake?

Have a very good day, and here's to many years to come *cheers*

Almerin & Fantasy

Posted on 2008-02-11 at 20:06:16.

Topic: yet another movie thread...
Subject: oohh movies I've seen

Juno was indeed pretty alright, not more than that. It's nowhere near worth the hype that was created about it; something I though Cloverfield was worthy of. The leading actress is good in her role, but she's mainly just acting like she always is.
We have seen Hard Candy, and I should just warn you not to get your hopes up. It's a decent enough movie, but the credibility of it's ending is a little off. The idea is good, the acting too, but it's not entirely convincing story-wise. We 'enjoyed' it enough, so if you're interested in Elen Page's work, check it out. If there are other movies in the videostore that you're more enthusiastic about to see as well, you'd do best picking those.

The Golden Compass was very enjoyable, with some moments of weakness and an ending that screams "Sequel". If you haven't seen it yet, perhaps it's better to wait and find out if they're making the sequel or not. If they do make the sequel, wait with watching until it comes out. You'll definately be wanting to check part II out in theaters. If no sequel comes, then rent it some time and have a good old fantasy time.
I don't see what all the religious fuss is about either. I think it's weird when people call out for the public not to go see a movie because of religion. Are they afraid people will start thinking differenly afterwards? I watch movies with serial killers, but that doesn't make me one.

anyway... we saw The Mist yesterday. It was a GREAT movie, even though we had a sucky experience at the theater. It's almost as good as the Stephen King book, which is one of the best he ever wrote, in my opinion. The acting is good, the religiously crazy woman the scariest and most manipulative you've ever seen those kind of people in movies. The monsters are fantasticly creepy.
Ok, so they changed the ending. They've managed to get you leaving the theater with the same feeling of disorientation and horror that the book did. The makers of this movie understand that fear is not created by bringing the scariest monsters to screen. There is much, much more going on.

Posted on 2008-02-11 at 18:40:41.
Edited on 2008-02-11 at 18:42:48 by Almerin


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