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Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: First post.

This will be the thread where all discussions and decisions reguarding upgrades, purchases and the like concerning your base of operations will go.

I'll post in the q/a first after we've moved on to an official in game point where these new options will come into play.

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:06:23.

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Reserved


Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:05:14.

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Reserved


Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:05:03.

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Reserved


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

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Reserved


Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:04:22.

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Reserved


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

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: reserved


Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:04:01.

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Previews of a Basement cavern


Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:03:47.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:49:44 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Room E

Main Floor

Upper Floor

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:03:34.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:44:43 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Room D

Main Floor

Upper Floor

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:03:21.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:40:43 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Room C

Main Floor

Upper Floor

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:03:09.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:38:03 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Room B

Main Floor

Upper Floor

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:02:58.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:27:52 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Room A

Main Floor

Upper Floor

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:02:47.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:25:31 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Keep Overview


Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:01:35.
Edited on 2009-04-17 at 15:23:32 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Military Resources

Captain of the Guard: None (Acting Captain, PC Xaris)

Militia Soldiers: (Leather Armor, Short sword, buckler, light crossbow +10 bolts)
12 @ 2sp / day = 72 Gold/month (Level 2 Npc warriors)
Militia Captains (Studded Leather Armor, Longsword, buckler, light crossbow+10 bolts)
1 @ 3 Sp/day = 9gold/ month (Thomas Jane Level 3 Npc Warrior)

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:01:23.
Edited on 2009-04-06 at 13:19:51 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations
Subject: Forgotten Realms Base of Operations

Stronghold and Base of Operations Resource Sheet:

Northern Outpost 13 of the Tethyrian Empire (The Bastion of Starspire)
Lord in Standing: Bartholomew James

Under the Jurisdiction of: The Queen Monarch and His Royal Highness

Operation of Stronghold: To provide forwarning of any Amnish or Mountainous incursions and to expand into a settlement.

Current Start-up fund: 1000 Gold.
Current Bank Note: Line of Credit up to 5,000gp @ 20% Monthly interest.

Northern Outpost 13's Resources in Units.
Currency: 1,000 Gold pieces:
Lumber: 300
Copper Ore:
Copper Bars: 50
Bronze Bars:50
Tin Ore:
Tin Bars:25
Iron Ore:
Iron Bars:25
Steel Bars:25
Gold Bars:

2 Head Oxen
1 Bull
2 Dairy Cows
12 Chickens
2 Goats
9 Sheep

6 Riding Horses of Various Breeds,
6 Work Horses of Various Breeds
2 Ponies
24 Barrels of Drinking Water
12 Barrels of Salted Fish in Brine
12 Barrels of Cured Meat
12 Wheels of Cheddar Cheese
12 Loaves of Bread
4 Barrels of Ale

5 Masons @ 5cp/day =2silver 50 copper / day or 9 gold / month
1 Foreman @ 1sp/day =3gold /month
3 unskilled labor hands @ 3 cp/day= 2 gold 7 silver / month
6 Miners
1 Mining Foreman "Ol Willy Hodgins"

4 galley hands @ 1sp/day= 12gold/ month
1 head cook @ 2sp/day = 6gold / month

Craftsmen (Specifics)
Sculptor (On Commission for Aelistae) (Start-950/Month1-1000/Pickup-950) (Currently paid 1950)

Posted on 2008-12-17 at 17:01:05.
Edited on 2009-04-15 at 17:26:42 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Moving on.

Good people from near and far, lay down your verbal arms. As the good Helmite has said, we have won a great victory here this day.. But there is still much to be done, and still more of this compound to explore. Weve seen little sign of the other sponsors or their parties, much of our resources are expended, and frankly we could all use a good nights rest, but I find that will likely not happen for the next few hours at least.

Bartholomew placed a rugged palm against his neck and crooked his head, letting out a loud crack of muscle tension above the temporary silence.

On the morrow I will send word to His and Her Majesty bearing great news. For now though we should secure the compound, fuel up our bodies as we have all undoubtedly pushed them to their limits, and share in this victory as a whole. This site shall be consecrated and returned to Tethyrian control, and I would have everyone here rewarded for their parts be it in my power.. But until the Queen gets here, I am still just a humble farmer. And no title or position will change the fact that I could not be happier, or prouder of all of you whom Ive come to consider allies. Companions. Friends.


That being said, Fate was tended too and Bronwyn was soon visible for all to see. Though tensions were certainly not erased from the scene, it could not be argued that enough bloodshed and angst had been spilled forth this night, and all else could wait. Aelistae, do take care of your ilk as would be befitting of your people. Others, we can gather what spoils or remnants of war we may then everyone please meet in the main gentry to the south. Secure it for the evening, and we will discuss what we will there.

(For the rest of the night, feel free to get with other Pcs and talk through pmed Msn whatever if theres simple conversation you want to convey. I want to move things along)


Bartholomew entered the gentry, a disheveled place of trampled wood and hay. Crude weapons lined the walls, and a wooden ladder was the only means to ascend to the second floor where Arrow slits and kill-holes looked down into the room below, and out over the southern courtyard. Heaving a satchel of supplies into the corner of the room, and leading Alice and directing the other horses into the southern courtyard for boarding for the evening, It was a night where exhaustion set in quickly, and other than the posted rounds for guard duty for any lingering forces Sleep came easy.

A Week Later.

Reinforcements had been coming and going for a week now. Caravans of soldiers and supplies, rations and materials had been streaming into the Stronghold, with masons and tradesmen doing all they could to repair the ramshackle outpost into a defensible structure to serve as the forward warning for goblin activity in the surrounding mountains, or the Amnish countryside which lay just beyond the northern forest. All around spirits were high as the Green and Gold Gryphon Standard of Tethyr flapped in the strong eastern morning breeze. Their was a tangible feeling of excitement as the men sang their songs while working, and the women kept them refreshed with drink and the grace of their form.

For the first time in just as many days, the stronghold also finally smelt of fresh bread and burning woods or small forge fires, rather than blood sweat and death, as scores of filth were removed and burned in a massive pyre to the west. A declaration to those who dare poke their noses out of their darkened caves that humankind would not stand for their presence in their lands without a fight.

In the Baily of the Stronghold however was an energy of a different sort. The stone walls had been scrubbed free of the blood, ichor, and decay till they shone in the morning light. A wooden podium and stage had been built in the middle of the bailey; upon which stood Queen-Monarch Zaranda Star Rhindaun, her dozen honor guard, and a full ensemble of musicians.

Before them stood all the adventurers and visitors who had helped claim this foothold in the name of Tethyr, and as the Queen-Monarch looked on, garbed in a elegant dress of mooncloth. The ridiculously expensive material shone a myriad of colors depending on your view of it, and since the material could only be fashioned by the reclamation and purifying of a rare silk spun by Ellestraeen spiders on the night of a full moon, to see so much of it fashioned into a flowing gown on such a figure as the regal Majesty was a wonder in itself, for surely the garments worth was on par with an enchanted weapon.

Good morrow and welcome brave adventurers. It has been a week now since your heroic capture of this site has freed it from enemy occupation, and you have been ever patient as we take steps to prepare this outpost for its new purpose. It might come to a surprise to some that Bartholomew James, a humble farmer from our own fields has traveled so far, grown so much, and enlisted such fine aid as these people here. More surprising still might be that against all odds, and uncertainty, against better trained, better funded, and to some peoples line of thinking just plain better folk these people here have achieved what they could not and that my people I tell you is merely a testament to the human will.

The Queen-Monarch raised a hand towards Bartholomew, beckoning him forward. And with great pride swelling in his chest he approached her, and took a knee.

Bartholomew James, You have far more winters as a farmer and a man of the land than a warrior, but as your kinsmen will agree you have always been a man for the land. Your decision to make a stand against the forces of darkness has inspired many, and not gone unnoticed. As promised, you have more than earned your station, and it is with great honor that I have you kneel as Bartholomew James,; farmer; and rise Lord Bartholomew James of the Northern Outpost 13 of the Tethyrian Empire.
While the name may have left much to be desired, A great cheer went up as James stood a man of station, of standing, though truly he felt no different than he had that morning.

As the cheer from those gathered was hushed by the fair hand of her Majesty, and Bartholomew rose to stand at her side, she beckoned the adventurers to stand themselves.

And now, Lord Bartholomew, I deign to give you your reward, and bid you do the same to those who have put their lives on the line for your dream.

One of the Honor guard produced a Large Chest, and placed it upon his bent knee before Lord Bartholomew. Raising the gilded Darkwood chests lid, Bart was given numerous small labelled pouches, ledgers, and bank notes. Gemstones glittered, and a Blank Royal Seal sat ready to be carved.

Lord Batholomew, On behalf of the Monarchy, I bestow upon you and your family the reward of 1,000 gold pieces. And As for the those whose names were signed upon the Ledger I see that unfortunately only a handful are here with us today. Lord Bartholomew if you would..

Bart bent low and received a handful of pouches and gemstones in hand. Before descending the podium to walk in front of each and everyone gathered there.

In front of each person he stopped. Addressing them by name, thanking them in full for all they had done, no matter of how little consequence it may have seemed to some people. To the original group; Aelistae, Artanis, Xaris and Linnix he handed a small pouch, labeled with there names on it and 200gold pieces within. As he Passed Talus and Dylan, he placed a hand upon each of their shoulders, and handed them a gemstone, a small bloodstone, common in the mountains surrounding this site. It was not what the others had earned, but the Queen Monarch smiled as she realized Bartholomew was paying these heroes out of his own reward.
To Intella, Elendil and Brownyn too he offered a gemstone of similar size and weight. As thanks for their assistance. When he crossed over to Atharam and his party, offering them a gemstone each as well. Atharam tried to refuse the reward, but Bart pressed the gems to his chest and smiled. If not for the man, then for Helm whose wisdom saw fit to bless us with you and your companions aid.

As Bartholomew finished his gifting, he explained that he would be calling upon them all in a short while, for he had much to discuss.. But for now at least, they should enjoy themselves, enjoy the freedom they had earned this site, and the protection it would add to many lives.

With that the Band struck up a festive jive, and maidens in gowns and gentlemen in their fineries entered the bailey from all sides, cheering, clapping and dancing as they prepared to usher in their new lord and his band of heroes.

(Gonna allow some discussion / downtime, while I gather lists of alternate Loot and what not, set up the new Thread for the Headquarters side of things and then call yall into session to see where yall want to take this. Opportunity.)

(PSS: It should be Noted that Fate is nowhere in town. That after being healed he snuck out in the middle of the night, and never returned. He left only a single small satchel next to Bronwyn. inside is a letter and a gold and ruby lined ring bearing the symbol of a black claw the letter reads. "If it were not for you I surely would have died, and though it was the efforts of the strangers who won the day, my mission is a success none-theless. Consider this payment for your kindness. Fate"

Posted on 2008-12-16 at 20:54:17.
Edited on 2008-12-16 at 21:11:06 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Healing

Currently all horses Npcs' and PC's are healed to max excluding Brownyn Elendil and Fate..

Aelistae's wand is empty and Loriel's wand is down to 16 charges..
I've issued a stop post until I can get bart to speak up.

Posted on 2008-12-15 at 17:13:23.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Aelistae

Aelistae silently went about her duties as a priestess and a healer, beginning with her comrades, infusing them with the restorative powers of her thin wand. Some required little effort, while those such as Xaris, or Artanis required suitably more of the instruments power. The first wand had been completely drained, and as she approached the armored trio and their steeds. She hushed any dispute with a disarming smile, putting Loriel's old wand to use. By the time all the wounds were healed... she only had a handful of charges left by her count... and she returned to where Elendil stood.. thin piece of life-giving wand in hand, rubbing against fine black skin as she deliberated a choice..

Bart, who had been pretty silent until now, approached, took a deep breath, lay a rugged hand upon Elendil's shoulder, and Aelistaes, and sighed with a smile. It was time he played his roll.

(STOP POST ~Will update as Bart on the morning.)

Posted on 2008-12-15 at 17:11:19.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: fixed

updated Linnix and Dylan

Posted on 2008-12-12 at 19:44:40.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: updates..

Characters updated..
Aelistae, Xaris, Linnix.

CD points updated..

more behind the scenes stuff updated.

Posted on 2008-12-12 at 16:00:52.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Wow... simply.. Wow

I'm absolutely amazed by this... this forthcoming exchange and the emotion involved.. Bravo to all.

I plan to update Character sheets, info, CD points and update on behalf of Bart (Who now at 6th level has accrued the Leadership feat.)And his response to all that's gone on will surprise some people I think given his typical nature.

However don't let me stop you yet, If I'm left with the perfect opening, I'll just post a STOP POST line in the game thread for a moment.

gonna call Tek and hopefully get his imput here too, know his life's been hectic round x-mas time.

Anywho, I'll be working alot of behind the scenes stuff over the next couple days, so if you see new links or threads pop up it's all for preparation of things to come.

Again kudos to all!

Posted on 2008-12-12 at 15:09:39.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Council of Elders...

Believe it or not there are a literal plethora of Elders and Councils... of whom do you speak exactly?

Posted on 2008-12-11 at 19:43:56.

Topic: Santa Baby...
Subject: Dear Santa

Give me

The kind to go to work on only 2 hours sleep lol...

Posted on 2008-12-11 at 04:25:10.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: VICTORY!

The battle had been given an upheaval of epic proportions with the felling of Xaris, whose small frame but larger than life spirit had carried many a battle to victory. Battered, broken, blinded, and in some minds certainly beaten, the companions did all they could do now, which was try to hold on to each second they could before the goblin kind and their monstrous ilk could steal them away with murderous fingers.

Talus was overwhelmed with fear, this was not the place he wanted to die, this was not the time he wanted to die With that thought pushing his limbs against moral aversion, he made his way to the gate to survival

Bolikar, down but not out Roared a great cry of defiance as Charger, pained and wounded with Hawkrill atop him, braced Skull Crusher in two handed, and under the belly of the steed gave a mighty heave. Against the weight of the horse, and its rider, Bolikar made it seem like he were merely lifting a blanket from his place of rest, for mount and rider were lifted, heaved, and as Charger fought for balance, Hawkril was thrown from the saddle, to land next to Xariss broken form in a heap ,watching the pool of glowing incandescent blood beneath the anomaly of a gnome slowly fade in luster; while Bolikar regained his towering pose, and let his mighty axe slide out of his trailing arm, and pulled with all his might, the vicious blade catching the underbelly of the steed in its retrieval, causing Charger to buckle beneath the pain its battle-readiness stolen as it collapsed, its stomach ripped asunder from a most unfortunate strike from the enemy. (Charger Red Status/ Bleeding Out.)

Atharam groaned as he stood from his disheveled position, Watching Raykel rise next to the potentially fatally struck Charger. His body ached, but looking around the battlefield, at the unlikely companions who served the same cause as he, and those he had come with he could not simply lie down. He still held breath, and enough strength to bear his sword so he would fight to the last. Gritting his teeth, he took a step forward, and bellowed at Bolikar who towered above him, back turned.
Turn and face your deliverer! By Helms Grace shall I rid this world of your vile presence! (Round 1 Double Move only/ wont strike enemy in the back)

Dylan, I Aelistae started as she struggled to find her feet. Dylan started to pull her up, but the sudden discharge of energy from Artanis' threw off his efforts. The warrior stood surrounded by lightning-charred goblinoid corpses, which began to stink mightily.

Just as the crackle from the burst of electricity ended, another sound reached their ears, a more horrifying sound. (shoos the chronological nazis away)

Its Xaris. Take me to him, beforebefore its too late.

Dylan moved with all haste, half guiding half dragging Aelistae behind him towards Xaris as she tapped herself with her wand. (Aelistae 11/38hp) He filled his lungs with all the air they would hold in their strained state, and in Draconic let out his fiercest cry. Move! He bellowed, and those nearest to him stood unsure what to make of the stampeding human, his drow package in tow, but when a pair of arrows felled those who lingered too long in uncertainty, Seleyon calmly reaching for more ,those green skins nearby made a break for their lives.

But the routing would not end there. For Elendil had moved to just off to the side of the gate and with a mighty shout, cried out in the Goblins native tongue., "FLEE, ALL IS LOST, A GREAT HUMAN ARMY COMES FROM THE SOUTH."

This was enough to weaken the resolve of all by the most brazen, or foolhardy of the enemy, who fled through the northern gates, as Brownyn carefully slinked inside in search of fate. As the goblins and a pair of gnolls fled, Elendil let them get far enough away to safely put a pair of arrows into one of the furry vermin, satisfied with his yelp and collapse that he would not rise again.

Brownyn picked her way through the carnage slowly, there were so many bodies, and the stench of scorched flesh was almost overwhelming, but she was determined to find Fate. She picked her way along the wall, avoiding anything that flinched or moved even in its death throes, fearful of an encounter, praying she was in time

Artanis, Bartholmew, and Intella made short work of the remaining enemies inside the bailey of the stronghold, and soon only Bolikar remained.

Linnix watched Bolikar heave the horse and its rider free, dispatching the horse as he did so, and knew it fell to those remaining to bring the giant down.

"Talus! We need to bring down that orc!" Linnix called over the din of the ongoing battle.

The Warlock heard Linnixs voice in the back of his mind, his cast gaze falling over everyone in their refusal to give up. The pangs of guilt and the strength of a conscience he thought buried surged.

"We're all going to die here... I'm going to die." Talus whispered to himself as he took a step toward Linnix and, against his better judgment, targeted the fallen ogrillion with an eldritch blast.

Arrow and eldritch blast flew in harmony towards Bolikar, who prepared to kill anyone and everyone in their way. The eldritch blast enveloped Linnixs arrow mid-flight, the blackish purple ray streaking forward, guiding the rogues ranged strike. Arrow and Blast in some miraculous twist of fate both struck true, catching Bolikar in the chest, fell energy and steel boring in unison until a heart they did pierce.
In a growl louder and fiercer than any wolfs howl. Bolikar bellowed his last As his strength left him, his fingers went numb and Skullcrusher fell with a clatter to the bloodstained earth; soon followed by the monstrous half-giant.

It took a moment for the truth of what happened to settle over everyone With Bolikars death, and the flight of the remnants of the enemy. They had almost assuredly secured victory. But now was not quite the time for celebration. One of their own was on the brink of death, and they needed to save him. Dylan and Aelistae ran for all they were worth to Xaris side. When Dylan got there, it was the strange squire who laid across Xaris form, praying for his wellness. He had poured the very last bit of minute power into the foreign gnome, his God-given powers expelled for the day. That little bit however, had staved off the reaper, long enough for Aelistae, guided by Dylan to lay hands upon their companion and breathe live back into those little lungs. (Cure Moderate wounds. Xaris 4/71HP)

As the dust settled, Aelistae, still blind tapped him twice more, with her wand, ensuring his revival was not to be prematurely ended by the strain of his rage. (Xaris 14/71HP) (Continue until Rage ends Xaris 4/61HP)

Brownyn, picking over the bodies, finally came across an outstretched hand, and heaving over a dead goblins corpse found the barely alive form of Fate, buried beneath the mound of enemies. His eyes were bloodshot and blackened from the beating he took, but as he forced them open, he could not see anyone. He grimaced and tried to move, but each muscle flex only pained him more and he simply chose to lie there, gazing at the victors who still stood of their own accord.
(Congratulations on a great victory! Ive a massive move forward update planned ,but I definitely need input and updates from all you guys before hand. Oh and guess what, a Level and a CD point for everyone!)

Posted on 2008-12-10 at 16:46:29.


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