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Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: many winnings

Skum Cave
South-west Chakran Mtns.
28th day of the 7th month: Pfier
0:21 pm

The Shaman regarded the piece of leather for a moment, then took it from Vidar’s hands in reverence.

“This piece of leather…. this illustration… it means several things to me and us. I will tell you.”

He gave the scroll back to the Khord, and sat down again.
“Long ago, before I was born, a bearded man like you came to our tunnels. He carried this scroll, and the drawn axe on his shoulder. My ancestors took him in as a guest. They hid him from Aabouless, and asked him what he wanted. He was looking for the other weapons on the illustration. He had already found the dagger.”

Glurblusius played with the weapon in his hands, then looked back up to Vidar.
“The bearded man was a kind one, honourous too. And my people wanted to help him. He told them of the outside world in trade for their aid. He told them that one of these weapons was precious, but together they were priceless. We found out that Aabouless kept a long blade in his lair, and told the bearded man. He was killed by the monster, and my ancestors were ashamed. Me and us are still ashamed.”

“The story now is a metaphor for our lives, you must understand. The scroll is a reminder that we together mean more than an individual. It is a reminder that we must not make the same mistakes again. Me and us need to break free from Aabouless, and find the outside world, in memory of the bearded man.”

He pointed at the axe on the leather scroll.
“You must wonder what happened to the axe? Me and us do not know. It disappeared with the bearded man. My ancestors took the dagger as a reminder, like the scroll. It is only right if me and us give it back to you now, bearded man.”

He stood up once more, and swooshed his tail.
“You, me and us must make a plan now.”

Londelirinen Kingdom
Sylvari village
4th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
7:05 pm

Elessarae’s arm hung loose from her shoulder. She dropped the goblin head that had been swinging in the rhythm of her battle dance, and stepped backwards. The goblin stepped back as well.

As Elessar went for the wand around her neck, and used its healing powers, the goblin dug a hand in a pouch on his belt, and retrieved a small vial. She felt life flow back into her limb, and her wounds itched as they closed back up. She felt slightly better, but needed another burst of the divine magic to feel completely safe. The goblin leader had tipped the contents of the vial between his crooked fangs, and the steady flow of blood ceased instantly.
Quickly Elessarae used another charge of her wand, while the goblin picked up his hammer and came straight at her.

It grazed along her jaw as she tried to step aside. She felt her cheek crack open, but wouldn’t be distracted and pivoted quickly to slash with her blade over his back. He grunted, but it seemed more like a grunt of pleasure.

He looked over his shoulder and grinned: “You don’t frighten me, little Sylvari girl. But you fight well. You are worthy to die by my hammer.”

He spun abruptly and his weapon landed in her ribs. The blow slammed the air from her lungs, like she had been hit by a heavy rock. She heaved to renew her composure, but the goblin commander didn’t wait. Elessar pushed her blade forward almost blindly, in a reflex to save her life. The tip of her weapon slid in between two parts of the goblin’s full plate, and he ran straight into it.

He spat blood on her face, and snarled, not from pleasure this time. He lifted his hammer to crush he spine, but his aim was terrible this time. Elessar could smell the stench of sweat and mould from under her opponent’s armor. She wanted to push her blade further to finish the kill, but the angle had changed, and it was now stuck. She could only pull it out.
The goblin staggered forward as she drew out her longsword in a shower of blood. He flung his hammer at her, but she could step aside.
The creature was on his knees now, trying to get up. With what strength was left in her, the bladesinger came forward and raised her blade.

A moment later the captain’s head toppled on the ground, and Elessar fell to her knees in exhaustion, next to the beheaded body, that slowly fell forward.

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:25 pm

It was time to make a new plan, Geim thought. Hacking away at the creature proved the hardest way. He grabbed his rope quickly and dove at the creature’s leg. He flung the rope around the bear’s paw, but it stepped out of it and slashed at the cleric instead. The attack hit, but scraped harmlessly over the Runemaster’s armor.

Loda targeted her ball of fire again, but once more the bear knew to dodge it. She anticipated the right moment though, and hacked at the monster with her axe. She hit him full in the flank, but her axe cracked a few hairs, tore the skin slightly, and bounced back over her shoulder. Gothard knew better now than to attack with his mouth, and clawed at the bear, but to no avail.

The monstrous bear firmed its grip on Malius shoulder. She ranger cried out in pain and struggled to get loose, as the bones in his joint were shattered to pieces. The bear also flung its paws around in a wild frenzy of blood thirst. One came at Geimiedefher again, and slashed over the Khord’s face, which exploded with blood. The other came at Loda and pushed her down on the ground and almost crushed her ribcage.

Alyssia released another group of missiles from her fingers. The force-carved arrows struck hard, and the monster’s hide rippled under the impact. Malius could hear a suppressed scream from between the oversized teeth. So the demonic bear could suffer! That gave him hope.
With a mighty stab he slammed his long blade between the teeth that punctured his shoulder. Using all the strength in his arm, he pried loose the teeth from his shoulder. As they slid out of his flesh, his shoulder numbed and he staggered backwards. The bear’s attention was still on him, but was soon taken as the bladesinger jabbed the monster twice with the point of her rapier.

Geimiedefher saw that tying up the bear’s leg was not going to work. Not while it was unwilling, fighting and reflexing away from him. He decided to trust in his good old axe once more. The creature suddenly took a side-step to come closer to the bladesinger, and the attack missed its goal.
Loda stood up from the ground, and aimed for the same spot on the monster’s skin with her axe This time she split open the skin to reveal a raw and oozing flesh. Her ball of fire also came in, but missed again. Gothard was howling loudly, but dared not come close to the monster any more.

The demonic bear neglected the other combatants, and sprang at the bladesinger with such force that she fell backwards on the forest floor. The creature was upon her instantly and raked open her chest and belly, exposing skin, ribs and intestines.

Alyssia called out to her goddess and let fly another pack of magical missiles. The missiles hit the bear in the spine, and it slammed face first upon lady Quilanday. It took a moment for the companions to realize that the creature had stopped moving. They had killed it, but had suffered severely. Thondrek was lying unconscious on the ground. Gothard was bleeding from his mouth, Malius’ health left much to be desired. Geim’s face was a bloody mess and Loda could hardly breathe from being crushed to the ground by the demonic animal.

And Draven was locked inside the tower alone, with one of these things.

Posted on 2007-11-03 at 22:50:30.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: hardly anything

I know last week you guys decided to post massively on friday evening... so I'm hoping that will happen again. Just two posts and a bunch of private messaging with Val isn't really going to cut it, I'm afraid.

But I'm hoping for the best

Posted on 2007-11-02 at 21:12:11.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: using wands

Dragon Mistress, using a wand twice is going to take two rounds... that means that the goblin can attack you for two more rounds before you retort... that means he might chop Elessarae to pieces before she is healed... he also has initiative first.

I'm not saying that he IS going to attack, for we do not know that yet (well, I do)... but I'm saying that he is not going to wait around until Elessar is done patching up.

Posted on 2007-10-27 at 19:53:33.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: a FULL update!! Yay!

Londelirinen Kingdom
Sylvari village
4th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
7:04 pm

In the orange wake autumn twilight, Elessar overlooked the battle and took her time to heal her wounds. The wand she had used was starting to run low, and would soon need replacement. The two charges she used didn’t bring her back to full fitness, but they would do for now. As she applied the second spell, she heard a scream from the right. The goblins attacking the guard there, Hivalus or Mirnando, they were hard to tell apart in the heat of battle, had managed to force themselves upon him and were hacking their blades at him savagely. She could hear them chippering of evil joy as they slashed the Sylvari body to pieces.

Elessar knew what had to be done now. She rushed over the town square, dodging the smouldering corpses of goblins and made for the corner after which the goblin captain had disappeared. This brought her close to the wall of fire, which was still raging up from the ground before her. Through the flames she perceived the head of the troll, and its swinging arms as it clawed and grabbed at something before him.
Then her attention was drawn around the corner of the building, where she noted the goblin leader just as he crouched into the building opposing her. Perhaps he was looking for a clear shot at the mage and the remaining guard as they fought the troll?

She went in after him, into what had been a small Sylvari farmhouse. Tables, chairs and cabinets had all been turned over to clear the space. Two goblin archers had already broken down the hatches in front of the window, and the goblin leader was urging them on, and got ready to head out the door again when he saw Elessarae standing in his way.

Last time they had met, he had wielded a curved sword, but now a big goblin warhammer hung from his hands. He grinned as he recognized her, and then, much faster than she would have given him, he launched an attack on her. The warhammer appeared to come high, but with a sudden flick of his arms, the goblin slammed it low into her chest. The impact drove her backwards, and crushed the air from her lungs. Struggling for air she readied for her reply.

Her opponent was fearless, and she could use that against him. Judging the right place to strike him through his full plate armour, she waited for him to come again. Then, with a quick hew, she struck at his neck. He ran straight into her blade, and his neck exploded with blood and a harsh scream of pain. (Critical hit)
With one hand pressed against his neck, the goblin leader turned around, colour draining from his already ghastly face. Then he let go of his wound and sprang at her, wielding his weapon in two hands, in a mighty attempt to crush her. The attack barely missed her, for anger had misjudged the blow, and Elessar put in a quick stab.
Again the hammer came at her, this time hitting her arm. A sharp pain and a loud crack resonated from the place where the hammer struck. Her left arm had been broken by the brute force of the attack.

(OOC: The goblin leader is bleeding heavily, but doesn’t seem willing to give up yet. I didn’t want to continue this battle without knowing what you want to do, heal or continue fighting.)

Skum Cave
South-west Chakran Mtns.
28th day of the 7th month: Pfier
0:20 pm

Glurblusius, the Skum shaman, looked at Vidar, and then at his dagger.

“You say, you want axe with the same mark as on my dagger? Me and us don’t have that axe. We know that it is, but me and us don’t have it. Other Skum have told me and us that Aabouless has one long blade in lair. It is yours if you help us, yes? And my dagger.”

He looked up, as four Skum came running from the tunnel Vidar had come from. They looked agitated, and started speaking in the watery language of their people. They glanced at Vidar, and their claws twitched as they told their story. Glurblusius listened carefully, and raised a claw to calm the men down. He replied, and their conversation intensified. Vidar couldn’t understand a word they said, but they were definitely talking about him.

Then the shaman turned to the Khord and spoke in the Khordaldrum language again:
“Did you kill any of our men before, warrior? Four of Skum have been found slain by a weapon as yours. I told Skum that it was a wrong understanding of you. But you must promise not to kill me and us more.”

Their conversation went on, and the four Skum disappeared into the tunnel. Still, a tension remained present, as Vidar and the shaman returned to business.
The shaman explained to the warrior that attacking the Aabouless was not going to be an option. It is far to strong to kill by hand. A plan should be made that involved less direct contact with the creature.

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:25 pm

Geimiedefher turned to Kharox once more. Channeling the divine blessings into magic he wove his hands in a pattern that mimicked the forging of a weapon. Within seconds, a glowing battle axe of energy was hovering behind the wicked bear-demon and came down in a ghostly cut. It hit, penetrated, but like all of their attacks didn’t seem to cut too deeply into the skin of the creature.

Loda returned to the battle, snapping out of the initiate shock that she seemed to have developed when it came to doing battle. She knew this monstrosity had to die, if the Sylvari forests were to calm down. She encouraged Gothard in his attack, and released a ball of flame from her hands herself. The ball dove in, but the demonic bear could flip aside just in time to avoid being damaged.
Gothard bit down again with bloody fangs, and struck flesh once more. He didn’t yelp this time, when the needle hairs punctured his mouth, but bit through.
Thondrek raised his weapon again but missed this time. Still, the bear took some interest in the Khord, for hitting him before. Two claws came his way, and raked his cloths and armor alike to pieces. A shower of blood sprayed from the Khord’s torso and he fell down, stunned by the impact of the blows and the swiftness of the bear’s attack.

Alyssia, high in the air, saw Thondrek go down, and decided the battle had to be over soon, before more victims could be made. She released the strong energy that had been building up inside her in an eruption of electricity. She remembered how her bolts had killed many enemies before, even evaporated a hellhound. This time, the bolt shot at the unnatural bear and hit it full in the back. Arms of lighting crackled over the hairs and the creature’s spine, but did absolutely nothing to damage it. A moment later the electricity had drained into the ground, and the creature remained unharmed by it.

Malius two had noted that his arrows didn’t do any harm, and he decided to go a different course. He grabbed his weapons and ran for it.
His longsword came down upon the low back of the bear, but cleaved only a small portion of hair. Then he saw the bladesinger come in from the other side and strike a good, solid blow into the creature’s face.

Geim joined Malius, and the bear was now surrounded by the companions, who were all hacking away at it freely. The Khordaldrum cleric struck hard with his axe, and cleaved off a good portion of flesh from the bear’s leg.
Loda’s ball of fire missed its target once more, but the druid also joined in and made a good hit with her axe. Gothard bit down again, but could not pierce the leathery hide, and let himself fall down, blood flowing freely from his jaws now.
Thondrek still lay down, but tried getting up. His strength had been taken though, and he sagged back towards the earth.

The bear turned, fangs dripping saliva in a continuous flood. Its eyes burned bright red, and were now locked on Geim, who had seriously harmed its leg. A claw shot forward and missed the cleric by an inch, then a second one followed and hit the Khord in the head. Malius, standing next to Geim was then the target of the long teeth. Jaws closed over the Syl’s shoulder and buried deeply into the flesh, and did not let go.
Alyssia released more magic, this time in the form of magic arrows that rained down upon the evil distortion of nature. The missiles drove themselves into the hide and formed dark spots on it.
Malius was in a difficult position. He was almost engulfed by the creature and could only use one of his arms. His left arm was paralyzed by the forceful bite, but his longsword could still aim. And so it did. It cut hard over his enemy’s neck and carved a gash in its flesh.
From behind, the bladesinger made two quick jabs at the bear’s spine. Her blade pierced far into the creature’s meat, and it growled loudly, but still didn’t let go of Malius.

Although their joined efforts had wounded the creature severely, it was still standing, and showed hardly any signs of feeling pain or exhaustion.

Posted on 2007-10-27 at 12:42:28.

Topic: Where are you from?
Subject: new one

Alabama: t_catt11 (Birmingham)




California Dragon Mistress, Brianna (mile from Disneyland)




District of Columbia

Florida - Admiral (Tampa)



















Nevada Reno; Greygrey

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio: Eol Fefalas (New Carlisle)




Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virginia





Ontario - Alacrity & Vanadia (Toronto)


Overseas - Ginafae (Edinburgh, UK)
Iceland - Skari-dono
The Netherlands - Fantasy & Almerin (Fanmerin)

Posted on 2007-10-26 at 20:25:00.

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

stands noted!

Posted on 2007-10-25 at 19:56:52.

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

Good to hear from you! And just in time too

next time just let us know if you're unable to post, so that we all know who to wait for or not.

Posted on 2007-10-24 at 11:40:13.

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

I've had word from Valimar and Kaelyn. They are both still interested in playing, though Kaelyn can not say when he'll be able to start again. It will be quite a while, so I promised that I would keep Thondrek 'in the freezer'. Valimar has some behind-the-door roleplaying to do, so you probably won't see any actual posting action from him until the doors are opened again.

I haven't heard from Jozan, but I gave him a week to react. If I haven't heard from him soon, Loda will find her end eventually (be it in this battle or another).

I hope everybody can start posting again, updates are waiting!

Posted on 2007-10-23 at 16:57:14.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: update II

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:24 pm

Geim was taken aback by the thickness of the creature’s hide. Depending on a source that would always be there for him was perhaps a better idea. His voice echoed over the battlefield.

"Oh Great Kharox, I pray for my companions in arms Aid them in their battle against this foul unnatural creature and Confound the beast and render it helpless."

A slight tingling sensation spread through the present companions. Their first misses and setbacks seemed forgiven for a moment and but it wasn’t enough for all of them to recover from the shock of what stood before them. Loda and Thondrek turned when the demonic animal’s attention sprang from them to the Sylvari bladesinger. Loda was lost for a moment, upon seeing the enormity of the creature. It was the second time she had blanked out in a battle against these freaks of nature, and she should not make it a habit. Her companion, Gothard, was braver, or perhaps more stupid, and launched himself upon the bear. His teeth tried to pierce the fur and skin, but he yelped as he bit down, and sprang down again with a bleeding mouth.
Thondrek simply stormed toward the bear and launched a blow that would’ve crushed a rock. It pierced the creature’s skin, and cut some of the spiky hairs off, but the monster did not seem to notice or care.

Instead, it sprang forward with a mighty kick from its hind legs and slashed a claw at her as big as her torso. She could jump aside just in time, and landed well balanced in a crouching position, with her blade ready to retort. In the mean time, an aura of light had formed around Alyssia’s body, and now it slowly began to rise, as if a divine hand lifted her from the ground. He fair face glanced upon the beast as a judgemental angel, and she felt the power of Lysora course through her veins.
Malius had fished another arrow from his quiver and knocked it on his bow. Following the movement of the animal he let go, just when the creature landed its attack on the bladesinger. His arrow flew straight into the thick coat of fur, struggled to get through and pierced the flesh underneath. Again, the bear did not react to the impact, so focused was it on the battle closer at hand.
The bladesinger came in with her rapier, slammed the point into the creature’s twisted face and drew it out as she sprang back. It was a mighty attack, but the bear’s leathery nose resisted most of the cut. For a moment it seemed to pause, and its eyes darted back and forth, as if assessing its opponents.

(OOC: I would like to continue, but I realised I don’t have everybody’s information. I would like to know what you all intend to do the following two rounds.)

Posted on 2007-10-20 at 12:35:14.

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

I updated for Dragon Mistress and Skari already. Other update for the main group will follow. Most likely today. I am sorry for all the delay, but things have been slightly hectic here. But hopefully this will get thing rolling again.

For now: Here are updates of the maps for the two updates. They might come in handy, though they are only to be used as guidelines.

Sylvari Village:

Vidar's cave:

Posted on 2007-10-20 at 11:38:43.
Edited on 2007-10-20 at 11:42:55 by Almerin

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: finally

Londelirinen Kingdom
Sylvari village
4th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
7:03 pm

Elessar darted backwards a few steps, out of range of the goblin and his heavy sword. Her hand sought feverishly for the wand around her neck, and caught hold of it. The goblin hesitated one moment, and it was enough for her to sling the chain over her head and free the healing stick. She could feel energy flowing from the stick; a warm bath like a short comfortable heat wave. Her wounds stopped bleeding, but it was hardly enough to regain full strength.

Then he came at her with an overhead hew of his blade. She had anticipated his action and sprang up. She passed his blade by a hair’s width and landed at his rear, where she turned quickly for a back-slash.
As her longsword’s blade completed its course, she already knew this was going to be the final blow. When it hewed its way towards the creature’s heart, Elessar was already drawing it back to take the head from the falling corpse.

Moments later, the head was dangling on its hairs from the bladesinger’s fist. From the outskirts of the village she could see how the battle on the town square had begun fully.
The guard that she had sent to fire oil at the inn from the other side of the village had not completed his course, but was now facing three goblins while others were firing arrows into the combat. Goblins were running around from one end of the square to another. A wall of fire had sprouted upwards from nothing and several dead goblins lay at its base as fuel. The troll was nowhere to be seen, and the goblin captain sat with his back against a wall of a building between himself and the place where the mage and the other guard were supposed to be. He was shouting orders and then rushed over to the other side, where Elessar couldn’t see him. Then suddenly a big ball of fire exploded in the middle of the square, sending goblins flying in all directions. The mage was using her spells wisely, causing death and chaos in the goblin ranks. But she was not going to be able to keep this firepower steady long.

Inhabited Cave
South-west Chakran Mtns.
28th day of the 7th month: Pfier
0:10 pm

Vidar moved on, carefully watching all directions for fishmen to spring at him. He was sure this was going to be another trap, and his trusted axe lay ready in his fist. Slowly he moved into the light, but none of the fishmen made move. Their faces were stoical, devoid of expression; or perhaps Vidar just couldn’t see it.

The fishman dressed in the skeletal outfit beckoned him to come closer still, but when Vidar stepped into the cave, he suddenly moved one hand under the altar and withdrew a long dagger. But before the Khord could react in a hostile way, the fishman did something that stunned the warrior: it spoke in the Khordaldrum language.

“Do not be afraid, my best Khord. We are not here to harm to you. In fact, we are happy of your coming.”

With his other hand he grabbed a fish from under the altar and started slicing it up with the dagger. As the blade rolled through the meat, Vidar realized that this dagger carried the same Seleta as his grandfather’s axe. It was one of the weapons depicted on the leather scroll!

“We know that our previous meeting wasn’t a glad one, but you must pardon me and us for that. I am Glurblusius, Shaman of us Skum. I am going to tell you the matter we are happy of your coming.”

He poured a handful of red and yellow herbs over the fish and handed them over to one of the fishmen. The receiver placed them on a hot stone in a fire further into the cave, and a appetising smell filled the room.
The shaman motioned for Vidar to sit down. Whether or not he took the invitation, the shaman started talking.

The story he shared was a long one. It started with ancestors arriving in the lakes near the Chakran Mountains. They discovered underground tunnels and eventually found these caves. The vastness of the caves was never fully explored by them, but at some point a great monster came from one of the deep lakes inside the mountain. It was the tentacled fish-creature Vidar had witnessed before he was captured. The fish-creature, called Aabouless by the shaman, could control their minds, and made slaves out of them. The shaman himself was born in slavery, but with a special talent. Somehow the brainwaves of the Aabouless could not take over his mind. They had been plotting many schemes to get rid of the monster, but so far nothing succeeded. Now their hopes had returned with the coming of the Khordaldrum hero.

“We are willing to give you anything you want, if you help me and us banish the monster from the lives. I alone am not strong enough, and other Skum get slaved when in close contact with Aabouless. You will help me and us?”

(OOC: Maps coming soon!)

Posted on 2007-10-20 at 11:23:20.

Topic: Memorable Munchkins
Subject: yep, it's awesome

The Munchkin game is big fun.

I suppose I've done my share of Munchkinism. I made this Alaghi fighter with two two-handed swords who kicked butt with or without weapons. His Thac0 was nowhere near in comparison to the rest of the 7th level party. I knew all the rules and how to manipulate them so that my character was maxed.

Yes, it was cool, but also not. I've learened to appreciate a simple character that has some fun traits over a maxed out killing machine.

I've never hogged treasure though. Been with plenty of people who would kill other players for the nicest share. Sometimes it does make for a nice session when you see other players fighting over stuff

Posted on 2007-10-19 at 14:52:01.

Topic: The Voting Game
Subject: told ya

And there we are... number 8, so I was almost right. But we've already dropped to 9, so:


Isn't it possible to write a script so that every first time a day somebody enters the inn a vote automatically goes up for our site?

Posted on 2007-10-16 at 16:40:52.
Edited on 2007-10-16 at 16:41:03 by Almerin

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

that's pretty much what is happening right now. I messaged Jozan and Valimar about their intentions. I know Kaelyn has a hard time finding an internet connection, and Brianna is around, and I hope Dragon Mistress will pull her sleeve for us

but yeah, if I don't get a notice, I'll have to take action. But I'm not doing so right now because I hope there are other ways. Also, I don't have time to update today, so you guys will have to wait a few days perhaps. I am very sorry, and appologize to both Skari and Dragon Mistress for not continuing their lines on the time-schedule that I set myself.

I appreciate the input, Tann.

Posted on 2007-10-14 at 13:59:46.

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

I think we might face ourselves a problem here:

I haven't heard or seen activity from several of our players lately. We're missing Valimar, Jozan, Kaelyn and Brianna. That basically means that I'm running only two of the three story-lines right now.

Which sucks, because soon the story line of Dragon Mistress was going to merge with the main group's. If I can't update for the main group, the time-tables are going to be messed up. But perhaps that also gives opportunities.

I'm having two thoughts right now:

1: I know that the inactivity is most likely due to Real Life issues, so I'm having difficulty killing people off for not posting. I could put them on pause right now, and recruit replacements.... or

2: We continue the game, and I NPC the non-active players, which could mean that some of them die. And since Dragon Mistress will soon be added to the main group there won't be THAT big of a problem with inactivity because the main group has grown than, and she's the most consistent poster on this game.

I would like to know you guy's opinion, since we're in this together after all. What shall we do: continue without players, or find replacements?

Posted on 2007-10-14 at 09:31:03.

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

I suppose Kaelyn's connection wasn't as strong as he hoped... as WE hoped.

Dragon M, from your post, I think you assume that you're fighting the Goblin Captain? That is not the case. You've seen him on your earlier visit, and he looks different and wears more armor than this guy.

Posted on 2007-10-13 at 06:54:39.

Topic: The Sarcasm Game
Subject: talking about games

I LOVE it when I have a good game going on, and suddenly pretty much half of the players in my game disappear (where are Jozan, Kaelyn and Valimar? )

I feel sorry for the other players too, you know.

Posted on 2007-10-10 at 19:35:59.

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

you can take a 5 foot step and use your wand on yourself. I don't think that's legal, but it's not really a problem. My goal is not to kill of characters anyway The goblin will not get an attack of opportunity, though I believe he's next with initiative.

Perhaps I just misread, but I though you sent one guard with fiery bottles at the inn, and told the other guard and the mage to wait. In my next update things will change as you had planned them then. The mage is attacking, and the two guards ride together.

One more note: I had already sent one of the guards at the inn, but so far, Elessar is not aware of whether or not he made it to it with his oil.

Glad that's all cleared up

Posted on 2007-10-09 at 17:27:32.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: 2 shots

Tann, you only get one shot, but you are able to fight with a longswords and a shortsword. In a few levels (perhaps even next, I'm not sure atm) you'll be able to give it two shots

Posted on 2007-10-09 at 15:24:44.

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

well, there were only two posts, and that's not nearly enough to continue the fight with the bears. I will not update for the main group, but I WILL next week, posts or not. No post means no action, and that can work out pretty nasty.

Since only Dragon Mistress and Vesper posted and nobody except for Skari left any kind of message, I'll reward the three with 50 bonus XP. It's not much, but eventually it will make a difference.

Posted on 2007-10-06 at 18:01:01.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: update for 2

Londelirinen Kingdom
Sylvari village
4th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
7:02 pm

The Goblin in front of Elessarae grinned at her. The grin soon turned into a snarl as he quenched his fists and started to shake. It looked like his muscles started to bulge, and glass splinters that had stuck from his skin darted from him.

The bladesinger had no time for this display of strength, and released the bottle of oil on her new target. The bottle didn’t project from her hand as she would’ve liked, but it splashed on his leg and send a gust of flame over his body. Instead of a scream, the goblin sent a roar of defiance into the evening sky. Elessar jumped from her steed and sent Gharion into the forest for safety.
The goblin jumped at Elessar with a trail of fire from his legs. He seemingly ignored the pain and heaved at the bladesinger with his broadsword. The swing came so fast and hard that she misjudged her block, and its blade cut over her sword and deep into her left arm.
Pain sent her a step backwards, but she focused on her song, and noted how the goblin was slightly taken aback by how her determination. She made a quick step forward and stuck her blade low. The point slid into the creature’s abdomen and a grunt escaped from its lips. With two hands it brought down its thick blade upon the Syl, but his swing came from anger, and was badly placed.
Elessar could evade it and brought a fast slash onto his back, but the cut was not strong enough to penetrate the leather hide around the goblins skin.

Another blow came from her left, and the bladesinger tried to spring away, but was a fraction too late. The tip of the goblins sword cut over her chest and raked her flesh. She retorted with a heave that landed in her opponent’s shoulder and knocked him backwards. It had taken her breath away, and she felt her strength draining. The goblin was cut and bruised, but it was impossible to judge how long he would remain standing. He seemed extremely tough for the normally weak race.

(OOC: It’s up to you to keep fighting or change tactics. Elessar has lost over half her HP, so some healing could be an option.)

Inhabited Cave
South-west Chakran Mtns.
28th day of the 7th month: Pfier
0:08 pm

Vidar knew there was only one way to go, although he didn’t like it one bit. He was forced to move deeper into the caves, and soon the dead fishmen would be discovered. Then he would be in serious trouble. He had to move fast.

Jogging on his short legs, still feeling groggy from the smell, he moved into the caves beyond. The tunnel led him away from the place where he had been imprisoned and bended southwards. After ten minutes he noted a light up ahead, and as he cautiously walked closer he became aware of a widening cave. From a distance he could see humanoid forms moving around in a room with furniture that looked more solid than anything he had seen so far in these caves. He could not tell if they were fishmen, but moving closer he recognized their scaly hides and tails. His eye fell on a small group of them, gathered around what looked like a stone altar. Behind the altar stood a fishmen with a very peculiar outfit. It looked like an exoskeleton made of old bones and connected by rags of skin and cloth. He was pointing in several directions, and the other fishmen were listening intently.

Then he pointed into the tunnel where Vidar was hiding, and though Vidar could be sure that he was well hidden by distance and darkness, the fishmen motioned for him to come closer. The other fishmen stood watching in the Khord’s direction, and none of them seemed ready to launch an attack.

Posted on 2007-10-06 at 17:56:08.

Topic: The Voting Game
Subject: yes

For some reason it always does that for the Inn. Other sites are automatically on the list, but we always need a few days before we're in the list. And then you'll see we're all of a sudden number 7.

Mark my words, that's what's going to happen.

Posted on 2007-10-05 at 15:50:22.

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

only one day to go, and only two posts... I hope there's more coming, or I won't be able to update for the main group.

Dragon M, when you say you're focusing on the goblin leader, does that mean you're going to seek him out? What and how are you instructing the mage? So far she's just waiting like you told her, but perhaps she can be of use?

Posted on 2007-10-05 at 06:28:23.

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

updates are in for the main group and Elessar.

Vidar will have to wait, but since Skari isn't able to post anyway, the small delay will not have such a great impact I hope.

This was a difficult post to write guys, lots of stuff going on at once.

Posted on 2007-09-29 at 19:07:18.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: battle all around

Alloryen Kingdom
The Exaulted Tower
2nd day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
5:24 pm

It was with excitement that they entered the tower, two Khords and a human warrior. Excitement, fear, eager anticipation; there were many names for what coursed through their hearts, and all of them related by a tangible tension that made their weapons rock in their hands, or perhaps calm them by an adrenaline rush of steadiness.

The tower appeared as Thondrek described. The ground floor, once a beautiful entrance hall with a wide stairs, was now a wreckage of former glory. They listened intently and peered around for movement with every step they took. Their companions outside were ready for them to suddenly turn and run for it, but everything seemed relatively peaceful. So the three champions took the stairs, carefully, and disappeared onto the next level.

Again, there was no sight of any monsters, but the room was a mess, like it had been described to them. Draven, invisibly, walked up to a spot closer to the wall, as Thondrek and Loda began to rummage around, as had been discussed. They tried to sound genuine, but all the while, their eyes remained on the stairs that led up to the next level. They knew the nest was there, and most likely one or two of the bears. When Loda loudly knocked over a chair, a snarl could be perceived from beyond the stairway. A breath later, the dark opening was filled with brown fur, and two red glowing eyes that locked instantly upon the two Khordaldrum.

The creature didn’t hesitate but broke into a charge, knocking aside furniture as if it wasn’t even there. Loda and Thondrek had already begun their run for the lower level. The twisted bear was faster than one would’ve expected. Its bulging muscles pumped with a strength that looked unearthed, and though the two Khords had quite a head start, this advantage was soon reduced to nothing.

What the running heroes didn’t see, but Draven did, was that a second bear, even larger than the first, had also come down from the nesting level. It moved slower, more careful and aware of its surroundings. It followed the trail of destruction that its mate had left behind, and wanted to descend the stairs as well, when something caught its eye.

Outside the tower, Geim, Malius, Alyssia and Lady Quilanday stood waiting for action to break loose. Suddenly a wicked snarling rose from the entrance, and as it gained volume, their two Khordish companions came running from the opening. In their trail followed a mass of fur and muscle, the former shape of a bear, but twisted so that it almost resembled a humanoid form. It was inches away from grabbing Thondrek, when both Khords broke from the castle and scattered in opposite directions.
The creature sprang into the sunlight, and Geim saw his chance. From behind the door he swung his axe and planted it straight in the monster’s hide. It would’ve been an almost deadly blow had it been aimed at a normal animal, but it bounced from the stone-hard coating and sent the blade backwards.
Malius too had been waiting for a good shot. From a safer distance he launched his arrow and saw it planted upon the creature’s shoulder. It struck true, but the monster seemed not to notice it, and continued.
It was then that the lady bladesinger came into action. She jumped forward and flashed her rapier over the bear’s face. It cut a bloody gash, but the impact was not as deep as she would’ve liked. And now the creature’s attention was on her. She darted back a few steps and stood ready for what was coming.

Inside the tower, Draven had activated the ring of Mage Hand and the LightSource gem that Guland had given them. The dangling gem had found the attention of the bear and now it was chasing the item around the room.
While the creature was distracted Draven had a most difficult time with what lay ahead. He was going to have to move down the stairs and lock the door, while the light would still be moving around. The ceilings were too low for it to just hang somewhere and keep the bear occupied.
Thus, moving very slowly and carefully, the warrior stepped towards the staircase. He was glad for the stealthy ways of his life, for all the practice came in handy now. Concentrating hard he moved steadily down the stairs and made for the door. He grabbed the door, and after a single look outside he pulled it close. Turning the key he locked himself in with a bear that at that very moment closed its teeth around the glowing gem and swallowed.

Londelirinen Kingdom
Runya Nost
4th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
4:02 pm

A dangerous task lay ahead of Elessarae: riding around the village while the goblins fired arrow after arrow at her. She had given her orders, and could only hope the guards and the mage would do as well as she hoped. She had to focus on her own part of the strategy. But amidst the wild battle calls from the village she found an inner peace as she moved into the closest rim of the forest surrounding the village.
Arrows flew overhead, some whisping her hair or Gharion’s manes, but only one of them sheered close enough for its point to scrape her arm. The pain was like a thorny bush scratching at her, a feeling she was used to, and very able to shut out. The concentration for the shot remained.

Futher she moved, and now she could look into the goblin ranks. They had formed several small troops at strategic points around the village square, using the buildings as shelter. As she approached the barn she lit the first flask of oil. More arrows came flying at her, and again one of them cut her open. She remained her hold on the fire bottle and then came into reach of the haystack. The bottle flew and landed right in the hay, where it exploded, but Elessar had already moved ahead. Another swarm of arrows came her way, and again, only one of them knew to hit her. She grit her teeth to bite away the stinging and raised her second bottle of oil.
She aimed well for the window in the barn, but it was a very difficult throw as she was not used to throwing from horseback. The flask went through the opening though, but its neck crashed into the sill and it exploded slightly earlier.

She was sheltered behind the barn, so arrows could not harm her here, but she was struck anyway, by a sudden realization. From her point of view, she could see a flash of the town square and the several groups of goblins that were gathered there. In that flash she had seen the troll standing on the other side of the village. She had been ready to throw her last bottle into the barn, but had to rethink her action.

Then a crashing sound snapped her attention back to herself. From the inn, only several feet away, a goblin came crashing through a window, shattering the glass. He somersaulted onto the forest floor, covered in glass, but it did not seem to bother him. He seemed slightly larger than the goblins she had witnessed thus far. In his hands was a broad sword, and his gaze was upon Elessarae and her steed.

Skari’s update will follow soon.

Posted on 2007-09-29 at 19:05:19.


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