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Topic: D&d 3.5 Campaign: The Dungeon Q&A
Subject: Babies R Us


I went and done become the "new dad" thing. Emily Elisabeth was born last night. Mom and baby are both doing well and we're back home again.

We'll see how often I can post in the next couple weeks... could be sketchy. We are waiting for you, Philosopher, to post a game update first, though, right? Or should we be posting our "findings" from our searches?

Peace,
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 19:42:55.

Topic: Alder Vale Campaign Q/A
Subject: Babies and posts


So, I did become the "new dad" thing. Emily Elisabeth was born last night. Mom and baby are both doing well and we're back home again.

We'll see how often I can post in the next couple weeks... could be sketchy, but I'll do my best.

Peace,
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 19:40:34.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Works for me...


I like the sound of that post...

By the way,I did become the "new dad" thing. Emily Elisabeth was born last night. Mom and baby are both doing well and we're back home again.

We'll see how often I can post in the next couple weeks... could be sketchy. I think my vote would be to go through the portal behind the throne and try the going through another cellar door.

Peace,
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-07-04 at 19:39:05.

Topic: D&d 3.5 Campaign: The Dungeon Q&A
Subject: Fireworks and magic!


So, my wife tells me that baby delivery time is imminent. Expect that I will likely drop off the radar sometime within the next week. Could be out for 3 weeks... we'll see. Anyway, NPC as necessary.
Peace,
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-07-02 at 03:31:59.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Time to meet what sweet love created...


So, my wife tells me that baby delivery time is imminent. Expect that I will likely drop off the radar sometime within the next week. Depending on how thing go... I may be off for 3 weeks or so.
Peace,
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-07-02 at 03:30:34.

Topic: Alder Vale Campaign Q/A
Subject: Approaching baby time... in 10, 9, 8, 7...


So, my wife tells me that baby delivery time is imminent. Expect that I will likely drop off the radar sometime within the next week.
Peace,
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-07-02 at 03:29:05.

Topic: Tales of Alder Vale -- Spring
Subject: And they're off once more!


The companions decided to see if they could scout out Shadows Roost and get a sense of what they would be up against. Consulting Tigwyns map, the group had a sense of where the roost would be, but there didnt appear to be any clear paths, direct or indirect.

Setting out from the Quarry, the terrain is, at first, rocky and broken. Soon enough, though, the dark and tangled trees and vegetation that cover the valleys of the Murkenhill closed in. Asher and Violet moved into the trees, scurrying through the tangled web of branches. Meanwhile, Fenir and Ribbon pressed along through the underbrush, the larger badger creating an easy path for the smaller mouse to follow.

After a long and steady march northwest, the group emerges into a clearing from the southeast side. A ring of large boulders rises naturally near the center, surrounding a small spring. Water bubbles clean and clear, creating a small pool before overflowing and trailing out to the southwest in a small stream.

Ribbon squeals in delight, Come on, Fenir, Ill race you. I bet the waters delicious. The mouse takes off running to the spring.

Even as the impetuous mouse runs into the clearing, her companions feel the hairs on their necks rise. Somethings not right.

Scanning the tree lines, the scouts and warrior find the cause. Weasels...

Violet, from her own perch, sees a weasel in a tree to the northeast. The beasts arrow is already notched, and the creature seems to be trying to locate any companions of Ribbon. So, far, the weasel does not seem to notice Violet.

Asher, from his perch, sees two weasels standing within the shadows of some trees to the north. They had spears in hand and are watching the mouse, seemingly waiting to spring a trap. They do not seem to have noticed Asher.

Fenir, from the ground, spots a weasel sitting in a tree to the northwest. An arrow is notched in the beasts bow and the creature seems to be lining up its shot on Ribbon.

OOC: A couple of notes:

1. Each of the character only notices the weasel (s) listed for them. So, Fenir only notices the one weasel sighting Ribbon... and so on.

2. Each of you passed your notice and stealth checks.

3.
Astrid, you have a number of options for Fenir, but one of them is to rush out and try to shield Ribbon from an oncoming arrow. It does mean that if the arrow would normal hit Ribbon, it will hit Fenir automatically. You definitely do not have to take this action... theres lot of other actions you might take, that may help Ribbon defend herself. This one merely guarantees that if she would get hit, she doesnt Fenir does.

Enjoy!



Posted on 2014-07-02 at 03:09:26.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Oh, I always wanted a pet beholder!


Wembley pressed the top button.

"BOW DOWN!!!! BOW DOWN IN THE PRESENCE OF LORD PUTNAM THE GREAT OR ELSE DIE A BURNING DEATH!"

"Haha! Yes!" Wembley shrieked with glee. "You try!"

Dudley pressed his button.

"GROVEL INSECT BEFORE THE MIGHTY PUTNUM THE GREAT! OR YOUR DOOM IS ASSURED!"

"Oh hoho! Guys, isn't this great!" the cidal rogue squealed.

Dudley took another turn.

"NOW YOU WILL DIE IN PAIN AND SUFFERING!

"Yikes! Maybe let's not press that button again." Wembley said to his kin. "Now, my turn!"

"PUTNAM IS MERCIFUL, IF YOU SUBMIT TO HIS WILL!"

"Yes! Yes! We are merciful!" Wembley play acted as if he were in authority. "Submit to us, and you shall live."

Dudley presses the red button on his side, but insteand of something amazing, only a pole rises up from the floor.

"Well, that was a little disappointing," Wembley commented a bit glumly. "I sure hope my red buttons more exciting." He stabbed at the red button hard.

The room grows dark. Suddenly there are the "pfft" and smoke of teleportation and there are six creatures in the room that resemble monstrous eyeballs with great teeth filled mouths and many eye -stalks. Then there is another "pfft" and a gigantic beholder appears before the throne, three times the size of the others. It looks at Wembley and Dudley in the chair with its huge eye, mouth slobbering with green goo and says, "What is your bidding, my master?"

Wembley's jaw dropped to the floor. "Whoa!"

For a moment, the cidal was actually speechless...

...but only for a moment. Turning to Dudley, he grinned broadly. "My buttons are way better than yours!"

Turning to the beholder, he gave the mounstrous creature his more severe look and authoritative voice. "I want those creatures," he commanded, indicating the rest of the party, "to be released and left unhindered. They are our guests. Make sure no harm comes to them."

Posted on 2014-07-02 at 02:15:48.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: BEST... DAY... EVAR!!!!


"A beholder!"

Oooooo!

Posted on 2014-07-01 at 18:56:06.
Edited on 2014-07-01 at 18:56:42 by Ayrn

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: I approve of this message...


Khord expert, Gamard: "When Cidals were caught up in a joyous game, the world was no longer a safe place.... with the buttons pushed, all [one can] do [is] pray. Pray like [you've] never did before."

My name's Wembley, and I approve of this message.


Posted on 2014-06-28 at 07:38:56.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: You had your chance!!


Somewhere... distant, it seemed to the little cidal... Wembley could here a voice. The swashbuckler, maybe? He couldn't be sure. The chair and the buttons were far too interesting.

"I'll push the top, yellow button on my side," Wembley said to Dudley, as he pushed the button. "And now you push yours, and let's see what happens. This is so great!!"

OOC: The deed is done... enjoy the show.


Posted on 2014-06-28 at 01:04:33.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Grrr...


You're goading me, Ody! I'm not going to do it though. I learnt my lesson yesterday. I've sworn off of red buttons for good!


Posted on 2014-06-27 at 17:00:44.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: OOOoooOOOooo!!!! Buttons!!!!!


Wembley squirmed and wiggled his way onto the chair next to Dudley. "Haha! Kings for the day!" he said to his kin.

"Oh! Look at this!" the cidal rogue said, noting the buttons on the chair's arm. "Guys, you have got to check this chair out. It's not very comfortable, but the view is amazing! And, and... it's got buttons!!"

OOC: Last chance, friends... assuming baby doesn't come by tomorrow, if none of you posts calling on Wembley to wait, I'm posting that he touches the buttons. All of them!! Just saying...

Oh! and it reminds me of this

Posted on 2014-06-26 at 18:12:07.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Argh!!!


Curse you, Ody! and your red button game! So much time wasted at work!! Blahgr! We hates Bagginses! We hates him forever!!!

Posted on 2014-06-26 at 17:42:21.

Topic: Welcome to the Dungeon
Subject: Like some kind of weird dance...


The dragon-kin listened and watched those that shared his space. He gathered none of the others knew where this space was and not one seemed to recognize any of the others.

And, yet, there was more. Tension grew within the walls of the space: a deep-rooted emnity between the dog-man and the mongrel-breed, made visible in how they sniffed and growled lowly at one another, keeping their distance as they began to search the room; distain and sarcasm from the dark skinned, pointy-earred woman. All within the space of moments.

The kobold found it difficult to comprehend. In his mind, all were valuable: workers, soldiers... food, if needed. No, the dragon-kin was in no mood for a fight now, not yet. Not when each might have something to offer to help him remembered, to fit the pieces back together, to get out of here... wherever here might be.

Still, should the mongrel or the dog wish to mix it up, the kobold wouldn't stop them. And the pointy-earred... well, she was welcome to her haughty sarcasm... somewhere, somehow, the kobold felt... used to being treated this way. Used to people overlooking... underestimating his power.

The kobold gave his head a little shake to clear his thoughts. Moving toward the center, he went and examined the torch and the pedestal on which it stood.

OOC: Searching the pedestal and torch.


Posted on 2014-06-26 at 03:56:29.

Topic: The Gobber King
Subject: Oh! Pick me!!


Wembley followed Gamard through the portal, his stomach already looking forward to another meal, but, it was not to be...

... It was better!

Whoa! Wembley said, for a moment awestruck silent by what surrounded him. Wow!

How lucky to know that these ways dont reverse. His kin noted as he also took in the room. And look at the throne.

Wembleys eyes followed Dudleys to the throne. I have got to get a better look at that!

Ive always wondered how it would feel to a king. Dudley added... almost as if he were thinking Wembleys thoughts.

The race for the throne was on, but Shinara had seen fit to favour her cleric with a marginal lead. As they moved towards the throne, Wembley could hear Ivan nattering on about something, but his focus was on the race.

In the end, Dudley managed to bounce up the stairs first and plop down on the throne, grinning broadly at Wembley. The little rogue returned the grin with his arms crossed in front of him, one eye cocked, giving an appraising look. You look good there... how does it feel? Before Dudley could really answer, Wembley was already scrambling up. I want to try!


Posted on 2014-06-26 at 03:23:55.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Really?


Huh?! I didn't even see that throne there. Has that been there the whole time, or did you just add that?

Posted on 2014-06-25 at 14:37:08.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: Perhaps we could try another theory...


I'd be curious to see if some of the portals in areas mirror each other.

From the cat's mouth, it would seem that the E portal in the throne room will lead back to the Wine Cellar (I'm assuming we'll enter the cellar through the N portal).

The mirror here is:
Area 2/W Portal leads to Area 6/S Portal
Area 6/E Portal leads to Area 2/N Portal

Edit: ...Sorry... needed to edit as I messed up the directions there...

Anyway, I wonder if we might find similar connections between other rooms.

Ayrn

Posted on 2014-06-25 at 03:54:48.
Edited on 2014-06-25 at 12:56:25 by Ayrn

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: The pattern continues


Area 0 = Island
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to Area 1, N Portal (assumed)
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 1 = Lobby/Library
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to Area 2, E Portal
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 2 = Cellar
- N Portal leads to Area 3, W Portal
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to Area 6, S Portal

Area 3 = Weapons Room
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to Area 4, N Portal
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 4 = Pool/Spa
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to Area 5, E Portal
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 5 = Diningroom
- N Portal leads to Area 2, W Portal
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 6 = Throne Room
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to Area 2, N Portal (assumed)
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Posted on 2014-06-25 at 03:42:56.
Edited on 2014-06-25 at 12:53:10 by Ayrn

Topic: D&d 3.5 Campaign: The Dungeon Q&A
Subject: Also...


I believe this is related to your current conversation...

http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/features/2014/06/24/rescue-vagina/

Posted on 2014-06-25 at 00:09:09.

Topic: D&d 3.5 Campaign: The Dungeon Q&A
Subject: Identity


Would the kobold be able to identify the other creatures in the room by race? Specifically, the drow?

Also, I can see now why you suggested we start with no skill ranks... should be an interesting game.

Posted on 2014-06-25 at 00:06:37.

Topic: Welcome to the Dungeon
Subject: First!


Wake up!

The kobold's eyes fluttered open, struggling for a moment with the piercing torch light. As his eyes adjusted to the light, his mind fumbled around to make sense of his place, to locate himself. Each moment that passed brought nothing, no recollection of this place, of the creatures around him... or even of himself... save for maybe... power...

Yesss...

The small reptile could feel it, feel it course through his blood. It ran hot through his veins. Though he did not know from whence it came, the power inside gave him confidence. His forked tongue licked his lips as he gathered himself up onto his feet.

His red eyes viewed the creatures around him more critically now, instinct trying to assess whether they be friend or foe. Intuition suggested they were as confused as he was.

Taking a step away from the others, the small kobold asked coolly, not harshly, merely with confidence, "Who are you? And where are we?"

Posted on 2014-06-24 at 05:49:27.

Topic: Alder Vale Campaign Q/A
Subject: Separate Plans...


Astrid, as noted above, I would most definitely prefer it if the group stayed together. Also, Tigwyn has said that he sent some of his miners to go speak with Shadow and that they haven't returned... so, separating the team might be unwise (strength in numbers and all that).

That is not to say that your idea of a weighed net is a bad one. If the team decides to go this way, you could give it a try.

I'm going to give Reralae a week to reply here and see if we'll be moving this story forward.

Thanks!
Ayrn

Posted on 2014-06-23 at 04:23:26.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: hehe...


Enjoy the show...

Posted on 2014-06-20 at 18:45:06.

Topic: The Gobber King- QnA
Subject: One pattern...


Here's one pattern I've found:

Whenever we exit through a North portal, we enter the next space through a West portal.

Whenever we exit through an East portal, we enter the next space through a North portal

Whenever we exit through a South portal, we enter the next space through an East portal.

We've never exitted through a West portal yet, but I would assume if we do, we would enter into the next space through a South portal.

So, exiting back through the portal we just entered would be a really good experiment for us. It will be unfortunate if it dumps us into "Round 2" Training Grounds area through the Southern portal. :-/

Also, we've hypothetically been in 5 "areas" (6, if you include the outside world/Island)

It would also be good to test and see if exiting through the same portal sends you to the same room/portal every time... hehe... except I don't want to text that theory here (in the wine cellar area), as that would mean we're taking the North portal out of here and entering into the Training Grounds/Weapons Room through the West portal.

So, let's go through the West portal here and see if it sends us into another space through a South portal. And then let's see if we can test the theory of "exit portal is connected same room entry portal every time".

It would also be interesting to find out if we exit the Weapons Room again, we'll we experience a crazy dream/vision/sleep again... or is it whenever we enter into the Baths/Massage area that we experience the dreams... or was that just a one shot deal?

Also, if we enter the Weapons Room again, will the game "reset" and will it be "round 1"... or will it be "round 2"?

...

Some more stuff:

Area 0 = Island
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to Area 1, N Portal (assumed)
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 1 = Lobby/Library
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to Area 2, E Portal
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 2 = Cellar
- N Portal leads to Area 3, W Portal
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 3 = Weapons Room
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to Area 4, N Portal
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 4 = Pool/Spa
- N Portal leads to ???
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to Area 5, E Portal
- W Portal leads to ???

Area 5 = Diningroom
- N Portal leads to Area 2, W Portal
- E Portal leads to ???
- S Portal leads to ???
- W Portal leads to ???




Posted on 2014-06-20 at 17:08:30.

 


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