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Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: what the cat dragged in


Here is what you are facing

 photo hallway drone_1.jpg

Posted on 2016-11-23 at 11:47:14.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: whoops


"Be careful, it doesn't seem likely that there is anyone alive in here, but you never know. More likely, there could be a live wire or some such thing." At that point he grabbed a bit of trash and tossed it lightly a bit higher on the pile to see if it reacted in any way. "Also, when you get up there - if there seems to be nothing to worry about - see if you can see anything in the ceiling. If it is going to be so conveniently exposed for us, we might as well take a look."

The piece of trash sailed lightly to land upon the pile of fallen equipment. It nudged another piece of trash, which moved under the new weight. Then a few of the pieces slide down the opposite side of the pile, to be followed by a few more and then a loud clatter of junk hitting the floor.

“BAMP! BAMP! BAMP! BAMP!”

A klaxon blares from above and the sound of hydraulics moving above filled the air. The alarm sounds for only a few seconds and then the speaker makes a hissing noise and goes quiet. Suddenly there is the hiss of a machine releasing and two robots hit the floor about 10 feet behind the party. They are small silver creatures, resembling cats but armed with blasters and sharp blades talons. You hear more hissing from above but further down the corridor suggesting that more have been dropped and are coming your way.

The security bots do not waste time and move to attack.


Posted on 2016-11-23 at 11:26:55.
Edited on 2016-11-23 at 11:41:43 by Alacrity

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Bad week


Having a rough week with William. Just put me down for the freebee 8 this time around

Posted on 2016-11-18 at 03:56:02.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: answers


1. You would guess that the bag was stuck on the leg for awhile, but not years.
2. It is hard to say how long Fire beetles live as they were used in the chaos wars a hundred years ago and there are still a few wandering around to hear people talk about them



Posted on 2016-11-14 at 08:55:58.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: glad we are not playing for money


Cleveland

Green Bay
New Orleans
NY Jets
Atlanta
Chicago
Washington
Carolina
Houston
San Diego
Arizona
Dallas
New England

NY Giants


Posted on 2016-11-09 at 13:39:34.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: This Week


Week 10
Thursday, November 10)
Cleveland at Baltimore

Sunday, November 13
Green Bay at Tennessee
Denver at New Orleans
Los Angeles at NY Jets
Atlanta at Philadelphia
Chicago at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Washington
Kansas City at Carolina
Houston at Jacksonville
Miami at San Diego
San Francisco at Arizona
Dallas at Pittsburgh
Seattle at New England

Monday, November
Cincinnati at NY Giants


Posted on 2016-11-09 at 13:34:25.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: moving along


Once the door is jammed open, the party moves down the corridor. Máiréid gives a warning about toughing anything and Lum reluctantly obeys. From observation though, it appears most the panels are turned off or have no power. The corridor is definitely dusty and there are no signs of any tracks moving through this area recently. In fact, you’d guess you are the first people down here in perhaps decades if not centuries.

Rhyson looks at the dirty windows. It is so old and caked on that no light can get past the grime. Although he can not see anything pass it, it did mean that there used to be something to see beyond it at one time.

Máiréid feels the spirits again in the corridor. There is a sense of loss in this place – a sense of death as well. But most of all, she can not shake the feeling of being watched. Now she often feels watch by the spirit world by this time it is more maleficent and … longing.

After about 20 feet in, Tomiki suddenly calls out for a halt. He slowly moves ahead of the party a few feet and seems be staring at the air in front of him. Lower himself to the floor, he grabs a pinch of dust and then stands up scatter the dust into the air ahead of him. As the particles drift downward, some of them suddenly reflect light. “There are eyebeams here.” He says to the party. “Two of them about waist height.”

(I will assume you will crawl under the beams to get pass them. It is an easy skill check)

Once passed the laser security, there is a section of the passageway blocked but fallen tubes, wires and venting. It looks like the HVAC collapsed from above. It is about 5 feet high at the lowest point and will have to be climbed over.


Posted on 2016-11-07 at 11:51:57.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: My picks


Hope for some better picks this week

Week 9
Thursday, November 3
Atlanta
Sunday, November 6
Dallas
Kansas City
Miami
Minnesota
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Carolina
New Orleans
Green Bay
Tennessee
Denver
Monday, November 7
Seattle


Posted on 2016-11-03 at 11:34:00.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: This Week



Week 9
Thursday, November 3
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Sunday, November 6
Dallas at Cleveland
Jacksonville at Kansas City
NY Jets at Miami
Detroit at Minnesota
Philadelphia at NY Giants
Pittsburgh at Baltimore
Carolina at Los Angeles
New Orleans at San Francisco
Indianapolis at Green Bay
Tennessee at San Diego
Denver at Oakland
Monday, November 7
Buffalo at Seattle



Posted on 2016-11-03 at 11:29:57.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: Mine


Thursday, October 27
Tennessee

Sunday, October 30
Cincinnati
Green Bay
New England
Cleveland
Kansas City
Seattle
Oakland
Detroit
San Diego
Carolina
Dallas

Monday, October 31
Minnesota


Posted on 2016-10-26 at 12:43:13.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: this weeks


Thursday, October 27
Jacksonville at Tennessee

Sunday, October 30
Washington vs Cincinnati
Green Bay at Atlanta
New England at Buffalo
NY Jets at Cleveland
Kansas City at Indianapolis
Seattle at New Orleans
Oakland at Tampa Bay
Detroit at Houston
San Diego at Denver
Arizona at Carolina
Philadelphia at Dallas

Monday, October 31
Minnesota at Chicago


Posted on 2016-10-26 at 12:38:53.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: next challenge


Lum works on the backup generator for about twenty minutes, swearing in orcish under his breath about rust and clogged intake valves. He takes apart sections of it, cleans them as best he can and then reassembles the unit. After pouring water into the manifold and turning a hand crank to start it up, the machine begins to purr like a kitten – a mechanical kitten. Tomiki and Lum then connect the generator to the doorway control panels and ….

The magnetic seal on the door releases and slides open….

Through the security door you see a long corridor before you (at least 100” or longer, 20’ wide). The floor is the same steel grate that the stairs were made of and the walls are metal with many conduits, power junctions, steel boxes and cables running along them. Some lights are operating in here; many are flickering rapidly though giving a strobe like effect to the scene. There were a few windows along this corridor at one point but they are now completely blackened on the outer side with centuries of dirt and dust. Looking down the corridor, there are piles of debris and equipment scattered throughout, some of which can be avoid, others that will have to be climbed over to pass. The ceiling is at least 25 feet above and was covered with ceiling tiles that have now rotted away to reveal all the torn and falling HVAC vents that were previously used in this facility. The air is humid here, and smells of rotting cardboard and plaster.


Posted on 2016-10-24 at 09:48:41.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Hallway


The image here is more of a "guide" to what it looks like as I could not find anything that truly matched my vision. Unlike this image, the ceiling is higher and the corridor is wider - 20 feet across.

 photo Hallway.jpg

Posted on 2016-10-24 at 09:47:30.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Size matters


Sorry I did not say the size of the generator is about the size of a portable vacuum cleaner.

I assume you have water on you in the form of canteens or skins.

Ody - your assumption on the working of the generator are correct. You can try both methods to open the door but the generator will take longer to get going so you could try battery then generator.

Posted on 2016-10-21 at 10:02:02.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: all them picks


Thursday, October 20
Chicago

Sunday, October 23
Los Angeles
Cleveland
Detroit
Tennessee
Kansas City
Miami
Baltimore
Minnesota
Jacksonville
San Diego
Tampa Bay
New England
Arizona

Monday, October 24
Houston


Posted on 2016-10-19 at 13:17:17.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: This Week


Thursday, October 20
Chicago at Green Bay

Sunday, October 23
NY Giants vs Los Angeles
Cleveland at Cincinnati
Washington at Detroit
Indianapolis at Tennessee
New Orleans at Kansas City
Buffalo at Miami
Baltimore at NY Jets
Minnesota at Philadelphia
Oakland at Jacksonville
San Diego at Atlanta
Tampa Bay at San Francisco
New England at Pittsburgh
Seattle at Arizona

Monday, October 24
Houston at Denver


Put me down for Chicago for now.

Posted on 2016-10-19 at 10:51:18.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Posted


Ody - Lum and the rest of the party could not recognize the symbols on the map. You will need to take it to Dwan or someone who knows the Rust Wastes well.



Posted on 2016-10-18 at 13:50:10.

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: moving along


For a room that has been sealed for what looks like along time, there is very little dust in here or on the control panels. The panels ae all labeled in Ancient Saurian but that only helps so far as even though Máiréad can read the labels, they are mostly acronyms and short forms. Between Lum and her looking over things, you get the feeling this was once the main control centre for a facility that required a lot of monitors and safety systems. Perhaps a military base or a mine or even a huge sanitation centre, either way the main power is cut to this room and the red light indicates that everything is in standby mode.

Lum starts by flicking the switch to the lights, which doesn’t work and then starts to pull the control panels up to look at the wiring underneath. If he can figure out where power came in before, it might be able to restore it.

Tomiki and Rhyson examine the sealed door before them. The mage hears no noises beyond the steel frame Tomiki pulls open access panel nearby. Having worked a few jobs with security systems before, Tomiki is reasonable sure he could bypass the lock by using one of the batteries you have on you. It would drain the battery but it would get the door open at least.

Máiréad tries to communicate with the spirits of this place but they are strangely silent here. In fact, it is more quiet here spiritually speaking than any place she has been before.

Lum finds something in the cabinets under the control panel. It is an old emergency fusion generator. It would normally run on water but it has been down here for years. If he could get it working, the generator allow would be would a lot to Dwan back home.



Posted on 2016-10-18 at 13:49:04.
Edited on 2016-10-18 at 13:51:14 by Alacrity

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Hey


I will be looking at moving things forward this week.

Posted on 2016-10-17 at 07:56:35.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: my picks


Week 6

Thursday, October 13
San Diego

Sunday, October 16
San Francisco
Chicago
Detroit
Cleveland
Miami
New England
New Orleans
Baltimore
Washington
Kansas City
Dallas
Atlanta
Houston

Monday, October 17
NY Jets


Posted on 2016-10-12 at 10:31:35.

Topic: Tann’s NFL U Pick em Game 2016-17
Subject: here we go


Week 6

Thursday, October 13
Denver at San Diego

Sunday, October 16
San Francisco at Buffalo
Jacksonville at Chicago
Los Angeles at Detroit
Cleveland at Tennessee
Pittsburgh at Miami
Cincinnati at New England
Carolina at New Orleans
Baltimore at NY Giants
Philadelphia at Washington
Kansas City at Oakland
Dallas at Green Bay
Atlanta at Seattle
Indianapolis at Houston

Monday, October 17
NY Jets at Arizona


Posted on 2016-10-12 at 10:23:56.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: moving along


I have posted to move us along. Just for piece of mind, the map and the firebugs are all hooks for the next adventure.

Posted on 2016-10-07 at 09:55:20.
Edited on 2016-10-07 at 10:09:41 by Alacrity

Topic: Titansgrave Adventures
Subject: the bag


The messenger bag is covered with blood adnd stuck to the leg at an angle, leading to a general conclusion that the spider probably killed the messenger and got caught with the bag. Inside the tube is a single piece of parchment rolled up.

 photo messengerbag.jpg



The Symbols at the bottom are a form of Orcish. It is not quite the dialect Lum is used to but the words mean - This is the way send more "something".


The doors are metal and have no power to them. After a quick check for traps from Tomiki, Lum pushes them aside easily. Beyond is a plain room with nothing in it except steel walls and another door. Although sealed, the doors are not locked and with effort, Lum and Tomiki can slide them aside easily.

Beyond the second set of doors is a (20x20) room that is very dark. With flashlights, you can see this is/was a control room at one point with both sides of the room lined with panels and large multi-screen monitors. All are currently off, other than a blinking red light on the control panels to the left. The security door on the opposite side of the room is sealed shut. On the right, there are a series of cabinets under the control panels.



Posted on 2016-10-07 at 09:46:12.
Edited on 2016-10-07 at 10:04:55 by Alacrity

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Nomad's questions


1. Did we notice anything on the way down the stairs that might have been another entrance? Was most of the climb down done in darkness so we wouldn't be able to see? Was the stairwell, too big to see across? Are we talking about climbing the sides of this room, but not the stairwell?

You did not notice anything but then again you weren't really looking for a possible passageway that a spider like animal could crawl through. As well the cavern was very big. We are currently talking about climbing the wals but frankly I'd worry about the door first.


2. Are the walls rough enough that climbing seems reasonably possible?

There would be a skill check involved.

3. Rhyson looked around the room in his previous post. Am I right that he found nothing? (Beyond the eggs)

Yes unless there was something specific you wished to examine.

Posted on 2016-10-06 at 13:30:43.

Topic: Dark Fantasy QnA
Subject: Just so you know


If you have not got a PM from me, your knowledge check came up with nothing useful.




Posted on 2016-10-06 at 13:24:41.

 
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