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Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: A new Dynamic duo

It had been some time since the duo paired together had worked alongside one another, but the company was refreshing and allowed for some catching up on the different roads they had traveled since parting ways many months ago when one took to the call of dungeon delving, and the other, a higher power. Silvara Fireheart had become quite the adventurer in her own right, hunting down relics and objects of interest that fed her ever insatiable hunger for knowledge, while Zorana Starhawke had entered the clergy of Tyr, to serve as the fist and arm of the Lord Justicar in quelling evil and wrongdoings, while upholding both the high standards placed upon her by her deity’s dogma, and her noble family name.

It had actually been coincidence that Silvara had been in Darromar at the same time Zorana was bestowed the quest to travel to a small shrine to retrieve a relic for the church. The item was called the Lantern of Truth, and it was supposed to have the power to unveil illusions and falsehoods of all caught within its light. The church was hoping to utilize the item in their hunt for the rogue knight known as The Cardinal. It is there belief that when caught in the light of the lantern, the true nature of the vigilante will be revealed, and he can then be better dealt with. It didn’t take any further convincing for Zorana to accept the task bequeathed her, and it was in the General Store, where she sought provisions for the journey, that she encountered Silvara, who was also stopping for a brief stint to resupply and gain her next assignment from one of any number of merchants, nobles, or collectors who were itching to have that next great find in their personal showcases.

A chance encounter turned into lunch, and lunch turned into talk over saddling their mount(s) or hoisting their belongings and setting off for the shrine, two day’s march north of Castle Tethyr. The shrine, as described by the bishop of the temple, was once dedicated to Deneir and Oghma, the Deities of knowledge and learning, but in the civil war, the shrine itself had been lost to the ravages of war, and never fully excavated since relative peacetime had been re-established.

The journey to the shrine had been blessedly uneventful. Aside from a single encounter with a stray band of highland kobold’s, the week’s travel had been peaceful, and as the sun shone brightly overhead on the final day of their travel, they came across the clearing they had been led to by some rather precise directions. The clearing itself was about forty feet across, with the remnants of stone slabs sitting in the overgrown grass. Even still, there is a portion of the clearing around a trio of large flagstones that only now was seeing new vegetation, the ground charred and ashen from some long distant explosion or fire. As the women approached the clearing, it was evident they were not alone. Sitting cross legged on two opposing slabs of stone, leaning on each other like thick concrete cards was a small creature, draped in an oversized cloak that hid much of his features.

As the ladies came closer still, he hopped down from the slab and hobbled forward on an apparently gimp leg. It was then that some of what was hidden by the flowing robes and oversize cowl of his hood covered could be seen, and the creature, Halfling in appearance was almost completely covered in dirty bandages wrapped tightly about his features. He had an ornate silver and ruby necklace about his neck which he thumbed constantly, and shifted the weight from one foot to another repeatedly, as though he was stricken with some muscle disorder. The creature looked upon the women with beady little eyes, and seemed to read their thoughts, what’s more, he seemed to speak to their thoughts, as his voice came not from his bound lips, but resonated within their minds.

“I am not a leper, and you need not fear me, but rather, you should relish the good fortune which has found you here before me this day yes yes! For you my beautiful ladies have the wonderful good luck to have found Firin Ranklefoot, procurer of oddities and antiquities, and general merchant extraordinaire! I’d bet what’s left o’ me face that if it can be gotten, den I can get it, and if you be wanting it, then we can be making a deal yes yes!”

(for the Record Firin does not detect as Evil just in case Zorana wishes to detect it)

Posted on 2008-06-10 at 17:51:24.
Edited on 2008-06-12 at 20:36:28 by Kaelyn

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

presuming the Crystal was a yes...

Thondrek will also purchase an additional 50' silk rope (hemp if silks unavailable) Pitons (two sets) and a Set of climbing gear.

He'll also purchase if available
a Scroll with as many castings of Featherfall as possible up to 4 and attache that scroll to the inside of his caster'shield.

I think that's all for our dwarven friend.

Posted on 2008-06-10 at 04:35:51.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: With each new day...

And so what was left of the night passed away. For some sleep came easy in their ignorance to the loss and suffering that had occurred that night, and for others, it would hardly come at all. The morning came far too early for the adventurer’s liking. As a courtesy however, Angus didn’t have the serving staff come around for the typical check out and breakfast call, instead they knocked around 11:30, to announce the upcoming Highsun, and that lunch was being served in the common room, and that Bart and Elesia were awaiting them downstairs at their table.

Talus was awoken by a young freckled faced girl of no more than fifteen summers of age. Anna was her name, and she informed the stranger that he needed to vacate the room, as staff would be needing it for their own belongings and shift-work as they prepared for another busy evening at Castle’s Tethyr’s most prominent watering hole and inn.


(Allowing for you guys to post coming down to the table, and interacting, I’m not moving anything forward for probably this week as I’m sure you all have so very much to discuss)

Posted on 2008-06-10 at 02:28:57.

Topic: Innocence Proves Nothing - Warhammer 40,000
Subject: Down the lift to the dregs of society

The lift shuddered to a halt as it hit deck 29. Solanis took a solid look around his surroundings, knowing full well where they were. He often walked these corridors, reminding himself the fine line he had walked that could have easily seen him caged and tortured amongst those within these unhallowed halls; and not serving the universe for a greater cause.

Two stepped out before him, one, a take charge kinda guy, fine, he hadn't mentioned his name and it weas probably for the better, Daggerfall didn't often play well with others.

The other on the other hand, Battle Sister Tazi, he had played with on occasion to quite the enjoyable effect. There was no chance in hell you could call what they had anything remotely close to a relationship, just the occassional mutual desire to remind each other they were human, and still alive out here in the cold of the black.

In a world where each day quite literally could be your last, it was fortunate to have that small luxury available on this floating cesspool.

Daggerfall stuck to the back of the group as the moaning sounds came to his ears, hefting his scoped laser sighted rifle to arms. He let the zoom function drift over the stained floor up the back of a reinforced boot, toned legs, curvacious ass where he lingered just a moment, before moving it to eye level and falling in behind Tazi.

Wherever they went, he'd have their back, it was what he was born and bred to do.

Posted on 2008-06-09 at 23:22:37.
Edited on 2008-06-10 at 19:02:59 by Kaelyn

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

Updating your character is as potential to you as the speed of which you complete it.

If you want to level again as a barbarian just say so, and I'll cover everything else, just lemme know what skills you want upped more than others, or an even spread.

Posted on 2008-06-09 at 23:11:44.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: How I'm planning on working this

Reralae can post something regarding before night, Aelistae can reply to Solvy if she really wants, but I'm hoping to post tonight on bringing everyone downstairs for lunch tomorrow. (Innkeeper will skip waking those for the breakfast bell which is only a couple hours after y'all went to bed as a courtesy)

Then we'll allow all the much needed discussions between everyone to occur I presume there will be alot of it over the next week or so.

For Brianna Dragon Mistress:
I can't rightly rush this ahead, so I'l try and write something for the two of you outside of town. So if it's not too much of trouble, the two of you will know each other prior to this little get-together.

Posted on 2008-06-09 at 16:36:06.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: right of conquest

techincally it would be Linnix who defeated him lol. But that's besides the point. The Auctioneer's coin purse more than compensates the treasure value for the encounter, not to mention the in game bounty offered to non-guild members.

Posted on 2008-06-08 at 19:07:43.

Topic: WH 40k Q&A - Innocence Proves Nothing
Subject: as I told Alemin and some other DM's

I've ben out of commission for 3 days now with bad fever's and the shakes, so bear with me pleaee.

Posted on 2008-06-08 at 19:02:42.

Topic: Tann's Mom
Subject: Oh wow

hi Al's Mom!

Parasite Eve is a wicked Playstation 1 game, in fact I'm looking at it right now.

Anywho, Tann spends so much time here because frankly, we've been holding him hostage with overwhelming warefare in the form of creativity, friendship, and just plain cool-factor

Tann's a welcome member of our community, sorta like that quirky uncle you never ask about the war with But all in all, he's part of our big ol cross country inter-continental family.

You can be too! or well uh, you sorta are through affiliation hehe.

So welcome Innmate # 1015!

Posted on 2008-06-08 at 04:09:05.
Edited on 2008-06-08 at 07:18:40 by Kaelyn

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Hammer Buddy

remember the optionof Defensive casting I explained in my Tide's of WAr Q/a, it's a great way (especially at your level) to cast your spells and not provoke attacks of opportunity such as Xira's touch attack thing that sickened you)

Posted on 2008-06-07 at 21:54:56.

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

You've gained a level, bringing you to level 5 (I can work with you on msn to level her it only takes a few seconds really)

By leveling up further I meant it would require other people to die (or be ressurected using 'Raise Dead' which has some heavy penalties) or by reaching the 100cd point mark, in which you gain a bonus level.

By "one level higher" I meant that in My DM'ing my encounters and given means of experience gain are meant to keep all party members within one level of each other, though there are ways as listed above you you as PC's to extend that gap.

Posted on 2008-06-07 at 21:45:58.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Magical Falchion

Well the Falchion is pretty much in the Auctioneer's hand, it's pretty obvious that the weapon was a slaver's, and is thus evidence. As such, it is likely that it will be 'bagged and tagged' as it were, stored away to eithe be reclaimated as part of the Armory's wares, or perhaps put on sale to further the growing economy after such financial struggles as war often brings.

If you move to claim it, the Captain and Paladin would most likely question you as to the validity of your claim to it, boring you with legal jargon and what not before the Paladin walks off for a spell.

If you're insistant on owning it, the Captain will mention stopping by the Garrison the following day, and that perhaps a financial contribution to the efforts of quelling future slave auctions may enable him to lose it in the paperwork, but to only bother if you've a serious ofer to back your interest. The he will return to work.

Oh, and leaving the black curtained room, you will find yourself in a cellar beneath a forclosed building scheduled for renovations, about a twenty minute walk from the Green Gryphon.

Posted on 2008-06-07 at 21:37:31.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Rewarding their valor

“We’re coming out! We were abducted by slavers. And we just fought to obtain our freedom,”

Tessa at Aelistae’s words was still a sobbing mess. She was terrified, and though now had her freedom, was finding it hard to convince her body to do anything more than simply cower in the corner. The other’s were helping Sheva to stand, and preparing for the incoming town guard, Linnix choosing to sheathe her weapon, while Sheva and Aelistae dropped all aggressive natures and items altogether.

In a few seconds, the footfalls of a score of men echoed outside the curtain, and it was cast aside as a small contingent of town-guard, headed by a man in chainmail bearing the Green Gryphon emblem of Tethyr’s current Coat-of-arms, while aside him stood a woman in a gleaming white breastplate, with Tyr’s symbol emblazoned in front of a Silver Chalice. The woman radiated a positive aura, a paladin of the holy order no doubt. As the armed men and women rushed into the room, they nearly tripped over the body of the woman who Nash had felled and impaled in the doorway. Many jaws dropped open at the sight of the slaughter within the room. Tessa, finally found the strength to stand, and rushed forward in a panicked state, throwing herself at the captain. “Oh Captain Gregory! It was awful, these men, they were trying to buy us, then then, this man showed up, and and he tried to save us, but something went horribly wrong! H-he, I don’t think he was human! “

The Captain tried to calm the stammering girl down, while the paladin walked around the room, mindful of trying to avoid as much of the blood stained floor as she could. She took in every detail, and when her eyes settled on Aelistae, Sheva, and Linnix, it was as though she were piercing their very soul with her gaze. Seemingly satisfied for the moment, she turned to regard the destruction wrought. “You four seem to have done remarkably well given your situation. The paladin walked around the room some more, before turning to the Captain. Seems these slavers finally bit off more than they could chew.” She turned quickly on the women gathered however her face stern and serious. “But what of the Cardinal, I know he was in here, I could sense his aura, that foul reeking stench of evil that has haunted my senses ever since I took up the hunt to bring him down. That girl’s own words verify it, Where is he, I do not sense him any longer. Speak up, tell me what you know.”

(Allowing for conversation back posting but continuing in interest of moving game along)

The Paladin quirked an eyebrow at the women’s tale. “Very well, perhaps you were simply fortunate, for the Cardinal’s ways are chaotic at best. Consorting with rogue vigilante’s and those who have known demonic accomplices is a serious offence, should you ever encounter him again, you would be wise to alert the nearest authorities and let them handle it from there. The paladin approached Sheva and laid a gentle hand upon her shoulder. Sheva could feel the healing energies wash through her as her body began to mend. (Sheva 22/22) She then turned and with a prayer to Tyr cast a pair of Cure Light Wound spells on Aelistae and Linnix. (Aelistae 28/30) (Linnix 25/30)

The Captain approached, and addressed those gathered. “Tessa can give me the details, of the situation, but unless there’s something important you’d like to add to the account, I’d reckon you’d rather go get cleaned up and get some rest. It’s really late. First some drunkards relieving themselves on public property, then that fire, and now slavers. At least everything seems to be finally coming to a resolution. Go on, Get some rest.”

(at the point in which the women turn to leave)

“Oh, and before I forget, I don’t suppose any of you are registered with the Bounty Hunters Guild are you? No, well, you might want to look into it if you and your friends are going to make a habit of turning in felons like Jared Black and killing slavers. The Captain walked over to the Auctioneer, and plucked a hefty coin purse from his side, tossing it to Aelistae. “That should more than cover the civilian’s bounty price, and your troubles. Go on, get some rest, and tell your friend Kas “Mr. Black” are she refers him is doing just fine enjoying the prison hospitality.”

With that he turned to his men and ordered them to begin processing the scene.

(If and when the ladies check the coin purse, the contents are as follows:
4 x bloodstones @ 10gp each
2 x emeralds @ 200gp each
1 x diamond wedding ring @ 1000gp

(Should you return to the Gryphon, you’ll arrive roughly the same time as the others, shortly thereafter where they have all retired for the night and Angus is closing up. Just barely managing to make it in, he takes a look at your blood covered clothes and sighs, giving a “I don’t even wanna know” expression before waving you up to your rooms. Sheva can share a room with the others, or stay in the guest servants quarters where currently a single man sleeps in one of the three beds)

Posted on 2008-06-07 at 17:22:52.
Edited on 2008-06-16 at 13:06:55 by Kaelyn

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: my bad

I've been online, and for some reason I just didn't remember to post to this one. Been off work sick with a fever the past 2 days, but still, I've been here, so no real excuse. Still interested, just forgot sorry!

Posted on 2008-06-07 at 15:40:48.

Topic: Audalis: Tides of War Q/A
Subject: yeah uh Vor

Vyarp is perfectly fine. It was the Magistrate who after finding himself surrounded by the arrival of Vyarp turned the thin blade on himself.

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 15:42:31.

Topic: Audalis: Tides of War Q/A
Subject: huh

You didn't stab yourelf in the chest, the Magistrate stabbed himself in the chest. I'll reread that and make sure I didn't type it in wrong

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 15:41:13.

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

Guess what peoples, having survived the bonus encounters and other threats up to this point there are level's to be had.

you may all level your characters.

For new players:
I believe in rewarding those who stick around for the long haul, and they have deserved this level it also makes for interesting combat scenarios as not every member f a unit is equal to their partners. However, I also try not to let the level's differ between players by more than a single level, or else scaling adventures becomes difficult.

What this also means, is as my Experience is done at 'chapter endings' or after special goals are accomplished, you all may level again at the next interval, or there are certainly chances that only the lower level character's will level based on their actions and such in upcoming posts.

You'll also notice the 100CD point mark is a bonus level, this is the only way (by my design anyways) that character's might exceed that one level difference. (Of course character deaths and such could lead to level diferences, but we'll just see how it goes.

Anywho, congrats to those who have more than earned their level, and a thanks from me to everyone for making this game so muh fun to run for you all.

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 15:32:53.
Edited on 2008-06-06 at 15:39:18 by Kaelyn

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Well look at that

500 posts! That deserves a reward, so here's a bonus CD point for everyone. Let's get working on 1000 now shall we?

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 15:29:00.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Stolen away, once more

Aelistae was feeling somewhat refreshed, and Linnix was in the one as far as combat was concerned. With the Auctioneer in a weakened state, both women advanced with the grim task of dispatching him evident in their steely gaze. Dagger flashed, and Court-blade arced, and both blades struck true, ending the Calimshite’s fell lifestyle in a gargled scream of blood and spit. As the large man fell, his body hitting the wood floor revealed Nash’s form, raising his arms to strike at the wounded mage. The mage defensively cast a spell, an aura of shimmering force appearing around him, hoping to stave off Nash’s blows. No such luck for the faceless creature, as four times the double bladed weapon came in vicious spins and arcs slashing his legs, his torso, and finally, with a reverse spin, the longer blade came back around and completely severed the head of the faceless mage clear from his shoulders, which lolled a bit before coming to a stop some five feet away on the floor.

Aelistae rushed over to Sheeva, checking for life, and finding it, she prayed once more for more healing. Seeing fit to grant her request, Ellistrae poured the healing power through her vassel, and Arcsheva’s eyes shot open as breath found her once more in a gasp of renewed life. (Arcsheva 5/22)

Aelistae turned to Nash, who without any actual enemies around to fight turned on Aelistae and Sheva before him. The female voice reverberated from his lips once more towards those gathered. “You dark one. Our champion has done well by you it seems.” Nashs eyes turned to Linnix and bore into her. “But you, you we will keep our eye on, you carry a familiar fire, and it pleases us.”

From somewhere beyond the black curtain came shouting and the all of the town guard. “By Tyr’s divine grace drop your weapons, we have you surrounded! You’ve got to the count of ten to come out and surrender or we’ll be coming in. Another voice quickly chimed in beside the first. “Careful captain, there is an evil aura most foul in there, the likes of which could only be… oh no… It’s the…” The voice faded to a whisper, and the Captain could be heard forming his men into ranks ready to storm the room.

Nash turned from the curtain to the women, and the female voice laughed heartily. “It would seem now would be the time to make our exit, fear not though, we will keep a watchful eye on you.” With that the black flames around Nash left him, and formed a hole in the side wall, but what lay beyond the portal was not another room or hallway, but a barren flame scorched wasteland with red skies split with black lightning and all manner of fell shadows moving in the background. As Nash moved to step through it, he turned his head, his eyes no longer filled with hellfire, but returned to those piercing emerald orbs which had captivated Aelistae from their first encounter. However, this time instead of being filled with confidence and strength, they were filled with a sense of sadness, and as his lips moved as the portal enveloped him, one could swear he was asking for help.

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 15:27:35.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: The servant quarters

are downstairs off the kitchen, across the hall from Angus and his wife's room.

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 14:36:51.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Introducing Brianna and DM Mark II

DM and Brianna will be introduced this day, after ret ,a funeral, and setting off perhaps, I've got their introduction started just need PC decisions to decide where I throw you all in.

Posted on 2008-06-06 at 04:18:32.

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

Barring disaster tomorrow I should be able to wrap upthe other party. Ladies, feel fre to post multiple rounds of wanted actions and I'l work them into a single post.

Posted on 2008-06-05 at 20:53:35.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: coming to a close I hope

The auction house grew suddenly quiet with the quelled patrons and would-be-buyers. There were still two active threats in the room, but the odds had turned to favor those held against their will significantly. Arcsheva had paid a heavy price in trying to aid the strangers around her, and was now unconscious at the feet of the faceless mage she had tried to subdue. That same enemy now turned his sights on the already wounded Nash, the closest threat to the dangerous caster.

With a quick incantation, he set forth another pair of magical bolts towards the fearsome shrouded warrior, the darts of force biting nto his shoulder, but if it harmed Nash, he did not show it, his teeth were in a constant grit, as he stalked towards the caster.

Aelistae stepped back as Linnix circled the Auctioneer for a strike. While Aelistae’s blessings from above were granted with healing energies, (Aelistae 23/30) Linnix would once more be gifted with extreme fortune as her blade flashed across the stunned Calimshite’s throat, drawing a deep gash as he stared wide-eyed as his assailant. (Another critical!) (-10) His left hand came up to his throat which was steadily bleeding between his fingers as he lunged at Linnix in anger. (under effects of ‘wounding’) The falchion whirled over Linnix’s head, a clear miss as the auctioneer was more focused on his own ebbing liquid of life.

Nash approached the caster, and gave a swipe of his sword, though the caster narrowly avoided the bloody blade. Surely this battle would be over soon.

Posted on 2008-06-05 at 20:31:45.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: the attention Solvy

was to indicate you placed both your dodge and mobility feats on the auctioneer for the purpose of passing. If memory serves however the auctioneer rolled an 18 / 20 on the die, more than enough to hit you, and RDI didn't give you a very warm welcome as the falchion scored max damage, thankfully the acid did not.

Posted on 2008-06-05 at 02:44:09.

Topic: Audalis: Tides of War Q/A
Subject: well it's Wednesday

So I'm going to finish my update and post it tonight or in the morning. if Vorrioch can squeeze something in great, if not, I'll move on for the rest of you.

Posted on 2008-06-04 at 15:54:03.


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