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

While you put on the new Talisman/Holy Symbol, your connection with Kith-Jora is suddenly so complete, for once he will allow you to alter one spell in a divine spur of inspiration. How's that?

Posted on 2007-08-27 at 15:46:47.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: know what?

If you are so set on using the Spider Climb method, I hereby give an OK for spiderclimb. Jozan or no Jozan. I don't want to control player's characters, but on absense, I will. He might be really sick again, he was last time he disappeared, remember?

Posted on 2007-08-26 at 15:03:23.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: wow, that was intense

you're making me cry, Tann.

I updated for you, Skari. So I hope to see posts in by Friday from ALL of you. That means you too Tann, vacation is no excuse!

Oh crap, he already left...

Posted on 2007-08-26 at 14:51:27.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: tough one

Inhabited Cave
South-west Chakran Mtns.
28th day of the 7th month: Pfier
12:45 am

Vidar was stuck. He was facing four fishmen, and he had nothing upon him to fight with. His weapons were only a room away, and that thought blocked all other logic out of the Khord. He needed to get his gear back!

Retreating back into one of the cells, he readied himself for the plan he had come up with. He threw the plank of wood as hard as he could into the cell opposing the one he was hiding in. The board made a hollow wooden sound as it smashed upon the rocks, broke in half and landed on the wet floor in pieces. A commotion had broken loose in the cave where the fishmen were guarding Vidar’s weapons. Seconds later, two of them came skulking into the tunnel, and investigated the sound. They walked past the Khord and went into the other cells. Vidar took his chance and tip toed around the corner and into the cave. The remaining two fishmen didn’t notice him at first, so he sprinted for his weapons. His bootfalls echoed heavily through the cave, and the fishmen’s attention was drawn towards him quickly. They dove for him as he reached for his war axe.

Their bites missed him by inches, and their claws could not penetrate his armor or grab him fast enough. He was upon his axe, and swung it around. It his one of the fishmen hard in the shoulder. Skin split, and a green slime burst from the cut. Vidar could hear the other two fishmen return and had to move quickly. Again he lashed out, at the same fishmen, and hit it in the neck. The creature fell down hard and remained stiff on the ground. Its brother was now upon Vidar with a full attack. It clung to Vidar’s armor and thrust a clawing hand into the Khord’s face. Pain and blood welded up under the piercing nails.
Vidar knocked the creature aside with his axe, but he had been delayed too long. The other two guards were upon him and dug their teeth in his flesh.

The Khord lashed and swung with his axe around in a raging frenzy. One of the fishmen fell down in a shower of green blood and slime. Only one remained, but it appeared tougher than the others. For a minute they were engaged in a heavy battle, dodging and lunging at each other. Vidar hit the creature, but only hindered its movement. Then the beast was upon him and slashed a deep gash into the warrior’s neck. Dizzied, Vidar cut one last time, and hit with a lucky strike. The fishmen gurgled and died, but Vidar was in a bad state himself. He had survived, but was hanging on to his life by a thin thread that could snap any moment.

(OOC: You must be one lucky mofo for surviving this, excuse the language please. The dice really favored you, Skari. But Vidar is bleeding severely and on extremely low HP)

Posted on 2007-08-26 at 10:37:34.

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

you're not invisible... you're blurry. As in the Blur spell. That's hardly invisible :S

Posted on 2007-08-25 at 19:50:52.

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

just finished watching 1408, and it was indeed highly enjoyable for a scary movie. Movie is better than the book in this case actually. Lots of scary moments, and more 'terrible' at time than f.i. Saw II and III. Where the latter show everything explicitly, 1408 does not have gore, but a more psychological kind of horror mixed with good-old scary moments.


Posted on 2007-08-25 at 12:55:17.

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

Thanks for revising your post a bit... but... it's 4 fishmen, not 2.

Posted on 2007-08-25 at 12:07:24.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: we're still there

Yep, updates are in.

you'll have to come up with some kind of plan. I still like the spiderclimb one, and I think it would work too. But it's not the only possibility. If Jozan isn't posting this week, and you don't come up with anything else, we will assume that Loda casts spiderclimb. But if you find another way, I'll give you all an extra 100 XP.

Dragon Mistress: you have some choices to make now. Have fun!

Skari dono, I am very sorry for not updating for you. I just don't want to fake my rolls and have Vidar come out of a battle victoriously when his chances of winning are about 30%. I will do my best to update for you, once you've posted, even if it's not in the weekend.

One last thing: Olan and I have decided that he is not going to continue playing Geimiedefher. He hasn't been posting a lot so I asked him to resighn. He agreed. Therefore, we have an opening. While I have promised Brianna to let her know when an opening came up, I will only give the part away if she wants to play Geim. I'm not going to have another new character come in. If Brianna doesn't want him, we'll open a recruitment thread.

Posted on 2007-08-25 at 10:49:12.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: the key is just under the door mat, wuhahahaa.... not really

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:09 pm

Malius sent his two ferrets up the walls to investigate the top window. Using the ivy and rough stone, the animals scurried up quickly.

Thondrek, in the mean time, decided not to wait on two animals if he could go see for himself. Explaining his actions, he asked his magic wielding companions for an extra layer of protection before attempting to enter the tower. Alyssia abided by granting him an impenetrable magical armor, but after casting the spell, she could feel that the benefit of the spell was cancelled by Thondrek’s breastplate.

The Sylvari bladesinger had dismounted her horse in the meantime, and she too approached Thondrek with ready hands. As she weaved a pattern in the air, Thondrek’s outline lost its stark contour, and a blurry haze came over him. His companions had some difficulty to locate his exact position now.

“The best of luck, brave Khord.” Quilanday whispered, but her words seemed more intended towards herself than the Duskblade.

Malius peered up to the high window, and noticed his ferrets had almost reached it now. They were indeed fast climbers.

Thondrek positioned himself in front of the wall, and soothed it with words of bonding. Then he activated his magic and disappeared from sight. An instance later he reappeared, only inches closer to the wall. Something had blocked his passage; a magical protection equal in strength to the one on the door, though different in nature.

Then a loud squeaking sounded from above. Malius’ two ferrets came running down the wall, leaving a trail of dark red paw-prints as they went. Something had upset them greatly. In their panic they toppled over each other and fell the last 7 feet, to land on top of the Khord that stood waiting at the wall. They bounced from his breastplate and fell to the earth, where Malius picked them up.
After calming them down a bit, they told him as much as their animal brains could muster. There was something big and furry in the tower, bipedal according to one ferret, four legged according to the other. Red glowing eyes and red covered floors was all they could tell the Ranger, and the retold their findings to his companions.

“I have to get in there.” The lady Bladesinger stated. “There might be survivors, hiding from that monster. There might be valuable information. I need to find out what’s causing all of this!” Does anybody have any other ideas?”

Londelirinen Kingdom
Elven village
3rd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
7:51 pm

"Here, help my with my saddle bags I do not want to leave them unguarded."
Elessarae was planning on luring the goblin closer, to lash out at him before he could call for backup. The creature looked over his shoulder for a moment, into the inn. Then he turned and grinned widely.

“Now don’t you worry about your saddle bags. Leave them right there on your horsy, and I’ll guard them. You just go in and… what!”

The bladesinger’s flare spell had hit the goblin right in the face. Before the creature could more, Elessar’s hand was over his foul mouth. Touching the thing was horrific, like placing your hand in a cold plate of porridge, but with a thick, old membrane over it. The creature struggled to get loose. And indeed succeeded to wriggle its way out. It opened its mouth to cry desperately for help, but Elessar had found her belt pouch and hit the goblin on the forehead. A strange look of astonishment crossed the creature’s face and then it fell down face first into the mud.

Elessarae of Megilindar Nost crept up to the inn’s window, and peered inside.
Once, this building had been a fine establishment of Sylvari taste, but it had been utterly transformed into the hell holes that goblinoid usually seemed to prefer. The floor was muddy and covered in filth and litter. Two goblins were fighting over a big bubbling pot on the fire, and another one, bigger, and clad in armor was pacing around the room, yelling in Draconic. Elessar could barely see the common room, but she noticed that the elves that were sitting at the tables, were already decomposing in places. This village hadn’t been Sylvari for quite some time. The amount of noise that came from inside hinted that more goblins were wandering about, and explained why they hadn’t heard the troll breaking free.
Concentrating hard, Elessar could hear what the bigger goblin yelled at the two at the fire.

“Where’s Frustuuk? It’s his duty to care for the tree! He better not be sleeping again. I’ll rip his head from his skull if he forgot my orders.”

“But captain, isn’t his head and his skull the same thing?” Peeped one of the cooks, but after an intense snarl from the captain, it fled away into another room.

At that moment the troll began to howl loudly, and the goblin captain looked out the doorway suspiciously. Slowly he started to pace towards the inn’s entrance.

Posted on 2007-08-25 at 10:41:37.

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

Sorry Tann... I just now saw it, hehe... I'll go read!

Posted on 2007-08-24 at 20:25:11.

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

So you're sending your ferrets up there? You know you don't have any direct contact with them, like a sorcerer has a telepathic link... but they can go up there and come back down... I need a post about that though

Posted on 2007-08-24 at 16:46:41.

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

I liked the spiderclimb one... I was always a big fan of that spell... but you can also try Dimension door, or hop, or whatever it is called

Posted on 2007-08-24 at 16:20:28.

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

If you read this Q/A some pages back... probably previous page... you'll see that I was not posting for you to give you a shot to reconsider your actions. I don't know the outcome of the battle, but there is a BIG chance Vidar will get knocked under -10 HP and then it is over, you know.

Perhaps you've got some other plan to steal your equipment back? I thought you had read that warning already.

Posted on 2007-08-23 at 18:21:49.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: read it

I've read your post, and I'll have to see how the goblin will react... my first instinct is that the goblin will not 'act as a slave to the elf'.
Knocking the goblin down without being seen and heard will be up to the dice and your ability to move silently.

With what are you hitting him?

Posted on 2007-08-22 at 18:04:04.

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

thanks for the notice, Chris.

Posted on 2007-08-22 at 12:45:50.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: didn't make it past Spell Resistance

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:09 pm

Alyssia acted instinctively fast. Concentrating hard on the door she released a bolt of lightning big enough to electrocute any normal man. The door was webbed with light as electricity rushed over it. When the intensity of the flash and the smoke faded, the door remained unharmed.
The bladesinger, still on top of her horse, looked baffled at the sorceress. Apparently she hadn’t expected such raw power from somebody that looked as ragged as Alyssia.

“I don’t think magic will get you inside that tower. It’s a tower constructed with magic for mortar, and carries the most powerful magical researchers of the Sylvari empire. We have to get in a different way.”

Posted on 2007-08-22 at 12:45:20.

Topic: Book - Diamonds of Spring and Fall
Subject: reply

yeah, I miss my Lion... he suited me as well. But I'm also glad the Toad King is back. I've grown attached to it.

Anyways... Thanks a lot for taking the time to read through this. Speed-bump; that's exactly what I've hit. I couldn't describe it any better. I also feel like the story is in a low-speed section, which is necessary for the continuation and development of the characters, but can be quite boring to write.

I hope I'll find my spirit again. Thanks for the comments.

Posted on 2007-08-20 at 20:38:02.

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

As for time of day: see my update, it's always included.

There was only smoke coming from the building the Goblin indicated as an inn.

There were no pets, animals or even birds around

The troll is about as big as the stables are, but is tied with a chain to a big wooden beam inside the building. There are no other horses or other occupants visible.

Oh, and I'm back at the Toad King again... I missed it too much.

Posted on 2007-08-19 at 17:08:39.

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

Pan's Labyrinth is Spanish, not Italian.

I found it to be quite awesome.

Posted on 2007-08-19 at 09:42:11.

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

updated for both the main group and Elessar.

I'm waiting with an update for Vidar in case Skari wants to revise his plan, which I strongly advice.

Posted on 2007-08-18 at 10:45:29.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: the bloody tower, goblin village

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:09 pm

The bladesinger abruptly snapped her head towards Loda. Her expression portrayed her heated surprise, but she calmed down drastically seeing the nature of the companions. She listened to the words of the Khordish druid and nodded politely to her and Alyssia.

“Thank you, travellers. Apparently the hospitality and valour of the Sylvari has taken too much of a punching lately. I’m glad to find you still carry bright spirits in these dusky woods.”

She looked up to the tower and shouted: “You hear that!? There is still some spirit left in your Kingdom. Now open up!”

Returning to the group, Loda and Alyssia in particular since the rest seemed to hold back, she introduced herself.

“I am Quilanday, from the Order of the Bladesingers. I have been appointed the task of investigating the recent animal attacks. I am sure you’ve heard rumours of this? Apparently they’ve been starting out here in the Alloryen Kingdom, but the plague is steadily spreading across the Empire. I was hoping the sages of this tower could help me find out what the source of this unrest is, but they’re n….”

At that moment a red liquid drop splashed on the bladesinger’s forehead. She looked up, and following her gaze the companions noted one of the high windows, ninety feet from the ground. A sleeved arm was hanging from the white sill, lifeless. From its limp fingers fell another scarlet drop. Then a stream of red liquid started pouring from the window onto the stone walls. Like an inversion of the ivy, it crawled its way down. For a moment, they could perceive a dark form behind the opening of the window. Then it was gone.

Londelirinen Kingdom
Elven village
3rd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
7:51 pm

Elessar didn’t like the feeling she got in this village. It was quiet, and the Goblin had clearly dropped hints that more of his species were located in this village. As to not arouse the creature, she complied with its invitation. Riding Gharion towards a bigger building that could be a stables, she peered into the inn.

It was poorly lit, but she perceived several Sylvari sitting at tables, though none of them moved. In the few seconds she had, she caught a silhouette of a large goblinoid creature moving around, and a large pot on the fireplace, with two Goblins attending whatever was cooking.

Then she dismounted Gharion and pretended to tie his rein. The knot she made was simple though, and he could break loose without an effort.

The Goblin was still waiting for her, grinning as politely as it could at her. Then suddenly the wall of the stables broke open and a troll came bursting from it. It sprang straight at Elessar, but was yanked back in midair and landed hard on the muddy ground. A big chain was wrapped around its neck, and leather leashes had been bound to its arms to restrain it further. The Goblin at the door squeaked, and yelled out feverishly in common.

“Please, Sylvari, Goroptk doesn’t mean harm. He’s upset that he’s been bound, but that’s for his own good. Just come in to our inn, and we’ll fix you some soup.”

Goroptk the troll got up and tried to get closer to Elessar and Gharion, but he could not reach either of them. His calls were loud enough for anyone to hear, but so far, nobody had come running or even shown a hint at interest in what was happening.

(OOC: I need to know pretty specifically what you intend to do, and what you intend not to do at all.)

Posted on 2007-08-18 at 10:44:05.

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

Yeah, that's right... we watched Dreamgirls. And we didn't even feel like it.

The thing was: I was in the videostore and called Fantasy with her cell that I use mostly. We had seen all the big things we needed to see, f.i. 'the prestige' (GREAT movie), so I named some titles that we hadn't seen yet. She wanted to see 'Norbit' (just out of curiosity), and I didn't feel like any of the left-overs. So I pick the DVD from the shelf, go to the counter, pay, get in my car, and drive back home.

Halfway, I look at the Norbit DVD to discover that I picked the wrong one. I was stupified... Dreamgirls was smiling up at me from the passenger seat.

... we decided to watch it anyway.
I really didn't get what the big deal is about that movie. It starts out like your typical bio-pic, but not that bad at all. But it goes wrong rapidly. The support actress was nominated for an Oscar, but for what? For singing better than Beyonce, probably. Because her acting wasn't that special at all, or at least not so special that she deserved nomination.
The songs weren't so great, the acting wasn't so great, the whole movie wasn't so great.

Don't waste your time on it.

Posted on 2007-08-17 at 23:02:22.
Edited on 2007-08-17 at 23:04:33 by Almerin

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

first of all... I picked a new Avatar. It's taken me years, but I really really liked this one

Skari: I must warn you that I will not hesitate to kill Vidar if the fishmen overpower him. If you want to revise or expand your plan, I'll give you some time.

Posted on 2007-08-17 at 17:18:52.

Topic: Audalis: afterlife
Subject: but

the question is: is death definitively the end? I think that if you put all followers of Rydor's way into the same 'plane' or 'heaven', you get a bit of an afterlife that sounds extremely boring. Perhaps we can spice things up a bit? You know, will all good and righteous beings still be good and righteous once they are put in an environment where everything is peaceful? Won't a dead soul be bored?

That's why reincarnation is so interesting: you have something to look forward to. And I think Vanadia's approach is good: you don't always reincarnate into whatever you were close to.

Or perhaps a totally different idea: your body decomposes and becomes worm-food, then worm-poo, and eventually returns to the earth.
But how about the soul? Does it also decompose, while in a invigorating delerious state? Is that state what we perceive as heaven? Does it eventually desolve back into the earth's being to be taken up again into another soul after years, weeks, decades? Is death really definitive, or is there a short time-limit to retrieve a soul?

well... just a bunch of musings and thoughts, nothing concrete really...

Posted on 2007-08-17 at 15:33:32.

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

I really thought there was a new post... but I don't see anything.... STRAAAAAAAAANGE

Posted on 2007-08-15 at 18:02:40.


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