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Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Well certainly did


Well...ummm....that went different than I expected.

Awaiting the "killer" comments.

Blame Olan's Dice randomizers!

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 20:27:50.
Edited on 2009-01-06 at 20:31:33 by Alacrity

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off
Subject: One party member dead already - whoa!


The massive demon (with very little hair) charges towards Maximus, running swiftly and then leaping through the air with the great thrust of his hands and legs. He doesn’t attack the gladiator as much as barrels right into him, tearung him of the saddle and onto the ground.

Maximus has suffered worst falls before in the pits of the empire, and is quickly up on his feet and attacking with his sword. The first blow is a good one, solid and directly to the monsters neck. The sword would take off most creature’s heads, but the edge is stopped halfway be something as hard and unmovable as the sword was sharp. Maximus jerks the sword free and attacks again. The blade deflects of the hide of the demon and goes wide, cutting only a single strand of hair from the scalp.

The demon bleeds profusely for a short time, and then its wounds heal almost instanteously before the warrior’s eyes. But the loss of the hair strand hurts it deeply. It cries out “No! NO! Not my fine flowing locks of beautiful hair! You fiend! You will die a thousand deaths for that you…fiend.”

Arien charges ahead upon Winston. Just as the fair looking demon gestures with the halberd to send a lightening blast toward them, Winston unfurls his wings and takes to the sky, dodging the bolt and taking the battle into the air. The Pegasus moves across the sky in a weaving fashion, dodging a multitude of deadly lightning thrown at them.

Char open fires with his bow, and three arrows are in the air while the white haired lightening flinger is occupied with Arien. The arrows strike true, causing him to reel back in the air with pain. His eyes turn blood red in anger and he gestures with the halberd towards Char. The bolt strikes the range true and the valiant man is brought down with its deadly energy. After the flash of light, there are only the burnt remains of the party’s faithful tracker.

“Alas…the famed ... Char...is...now…Charred.” The demon quips and looks around for a response. “Come on! These are …the jokes…people.”

Arien attacks with his flaming sword as he passes close to the demon, The flames do not seem to hurt it and the metal of the blade is like water on his flesh, passing through without hurting him, although the wooden shafts of doomed Char’s arrows stick in its body like flesh.

Valentine puts a mystic suit of armour upon himself as Char dies.

Matthias' follows a similar strategy and turns his skin to that of stone to ward off attacks.

Kilgim throws himself at the creature attacking Maximus. Battle-axe blades blur as the dwarf attacks with a vengeance, but the creature just heals as fast as Kilgim can strike.

Dapple knows when she is out-classed and decides to seek out the building where the demons were waiting. To her mind, there must be something here that they are guarding, like a passageway or a door. Inside the rubble, she finds only destroyed articles of life and dead bodies. But she hears a small noise from within, like the coo of a dove. Around the corner of the chimney, she peers and sees a woman, wrapped in a huge blanket and crying as she huddles and clings to herself.

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 20:25:22.
Edited on 2009-01-06 at 20:53:07 by Alacrity

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: aaahhhh


Why did they move Good Eats to 10:00? Totally messes with my schedule.

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 19:54:21.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: Kilmorrigan


Sorry, I almost missed your post. Damn email notifiers that don't work.

I have no problem with you taking over Utan character as long as no one objects and he has given the clear.

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 19:44:46.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: posted


A quicker battle than expected but the fireball did a lot of damage.

Wounded - I don't like to break it down by numbers so the follow is the chart I use to describe injury

Minor - 10% down from original or less
Light - 11-25% down from original
Moderate - 26-50% dfo
Serious - 51%-75% dfo
Critical - 76%+ dfo
Death Door - 0 or less, nearing -10

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 19:42:56.
Edited on 2009-01-06 at 19:47:02 by Alacrity

Topic: Pharaoh
Subject: a quickie apparantly


Amelialta quickly brought up her bow and fired at the great beast. With its size, it was easy enough to target but the hide proved to be tougher than expected. The first arrow bounced off, while the second on scored a meaty hit to one of its mid-sections. Greenish goo came from the wound, but no telling if it actually hurt the creature.

The stinger struck out at Gammius in a flash. The hard barb strunk against shield and warrior, sending him backwards across the sand. Luckily, the shield took most of the attack, thus the poison that entered his system was not enough to affect him.

Webster also attacks with arrows, keeping a distance from the mouth and tail. A worm was no creature to backstab but a well-placed arrow could do the trick. His first arrow seemingly shot high in error but the creature moved to dodge at the same time. The wound was a deep one and the creature actually growled in pain.

“HEIRONEOUS TAKE YOU!” Davian cried as he threw his spear at the head of the worm. Blinded by the pain of the arrow, it doesn’t move fast enough and takes the spear just below its maw. The tail and body thrashes about violently, knocking Davian down before he can unsheathe his battleaxe.

Gammius rolls with the blow of his attack and comes up swinging. His long sword is deflected at first but he manages a smooth backhand attack that cuts the worm and produces more green goo. It reels back in pain, rising to its full height.

Artemis knows the range of a fireball, but this 80-foot creature is well tall enough to attack and be out of the range for harm to himself or his companion. When it reels up to its full height, he releases the spell, sending the fireball high in the air. The evocation explodes high in the air, but close to the Purple monster’s head. The explosion blows parts of its body away in the night sky and you are shower with barbequed purple worm pieces. It is seriously wounded and decided that this meal is not the easy prey it expected. It quickly dives under the cover of the earth, trying to get as much distance from the fire and pain.

OOC: You can get in one round of attacks while it flees. It could enrage it to fight or you might slay it. Up to you.

Wounded:
Gammius – Light wounds
Davian – Minor wounds


Posted on 2009-01-06 at 19:37:34.

Topic: end of the world, or 5th dimension?
Subject: blah


I'm a fan of the John Titor prophesy. Open ended, doesn't need a shred of proof, in fact the lack of proof makes it better.

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 18:16:56.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: posted


I hope that I have given everyone an opening to work with. Give me a pm or email if you need more infomation.

Hopefully we we get Robert back soon.

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 17:47:47.

Topic: Voyages of Rocinante - Serenity/Firefly RPG
Subject: And we are off again


The Temple, Regina, Frisco – 7:10- 8:30 am

"Do you play, Miss Takahara?" the old man asked.

"I do," Willow responded, before sinking to her knees before the chessboard, tucking her heels neatly beneath her, "it was part of my training to learn all forms of board games and other diversions. Though, revered grandfather, one of us will have already lost before we begin. The white king, I fear, is missing."

"That which is missing is not always lost, and some games are played much longer than we hope or expect." The old man replies with blind eyes looking up and head tilted. "The winning of the game is not as important as what we have learned up to making our last move." He moves to stand, unaided by the cane in his hand. He is not unsteady in rising but takes his time to do so; "I believe the universe has presented you to me as a gift, to aid me in my resolutions. Why are you here Miss Takahara? For what purpose did the universe gift you the breath of life?" he asks solemnly.

Willow watched the old man rise, but did not get up to assist, as his body language expressed confidence that he would, indeed, make it on his own.

At his question, though, she looked down at her hands, clasped lightly in her lap. "How many of us are fortunate enough to know why we are on this path?" She asked quietly, almost as if speaking to herself as much as to the old man. "Most of us guess, trying to listen to our hearts, but the world can drown out its voice. I've tried two paths, so far, and both have felt right ... And both have felt wrong. I think," Willow looked up into the old man's care lined face, "that somehow I am meant to make people whole again. I just don't know how. "

The old man face beams into a smile with Willow’s answer and he bows slightly to show respect. "It is my hope and wish that you may make me whole again, Miss Takahara. Tell me of the path you have taken so far, so I might walk in your footsteps."

Willow found herself telling the old man about her life, carefully avoiding details about her family and her "special friends", as she referred to former clients and current dalliances. While the name Takahara was fairly common, Willow felt it prudent to be discreet about her family's wealth...as long as she was seated in a Tong stronghold. She recounted her apprenticeship as a Companion, then leaving to study as a doctor, before joining the crew of the Rocinante (again, leaving out the fact that she owned a share). Throughout the conversation, Grandfather asked her questions about her actions or decisions, probing to find her motives but not so as to gleam details that Willow was not willing to detail. The old man resists any attempts to draw out stories of his pass beyond that he wasn’t always a shepherd and he is not proud of action he took or caused in his past. Willow gets a strong sense of honour from him, as well a desire to set things right. The doctor can’t help but wonder if his health maybe failing, as there seems to be some urgency to his methods.

"So, as you can see," Willow finished as a lovely young girl poured chrysanthemum tea, “An interesting life, but not nearly as glamorous as one may think."

“May you live in interesting times was once considered a curse, but I think you would not have been happy in a glamorous life.” He says solemnly, “But allow me to get to the point.”

"Miss Takahara. You will leave soon and unless I am wrong, you will be heading for Beylix, specifically Newhouse. I have a ... mission I wish you to undertake for me. Before you accept, let me say that it is a simple task, but its completion will bring peace to my ancestors and to this old man. If you accept, you must keep the task to yourself only, not even telling your captain. I require this oath from you if you can give it?"

As the old man spoke, Willow could picture chess pieces moving on the board, attempting to pin her queen. Without a doubt, she was being tested, just as surely as Lao Tsu had tested her earlier, but here, she was less sure of the "right" answer. For her, however, there only was one possible answer.

She shook her head regretfully, knowing that the old man couldn't see the gesture, but would hear the movement of her hair across her shoulder blades. "You have not known me long, revered grandfather, nor have you had much conversation with the Captain, so you cannot know the bond between us. If this task of yours poses no danger to the ship or crew, I'll be happy to help, but I cannot keep it secret from the Captain if he asks...though I do allow myself some discretion on my own affairs."

The old shepherd smiled and nodded contently. “So be it. I can only ask you to follow your heart, as I must follow my own. I owe your captain my life for his assistance, and I sense a great sense of honour and commitment in him. Would I have the time to know you better Miss Takahara, but I do not have such luxury.”

He paused to sip his tea and gently wave away the girl serving the tea. Once alone again, his smile disappears, “Captain Wyatt fought in the war, did he not? On the side of independence?”

(assuming confirmation)

“There was much death and horror in the war, some of which has not seen the light of day and never should be revealed. It is good that you are a doctor, for it gives you an appreciation of life and a sense of that which would take life away and leave only darkness.” He cleared his throat, “On Belyix, I want you to locate a man who calls himself Benny Xiau. Seek out the places where the ragged and desperate seek solace and escape, and you will find him. He has the missing white king from this set, and I want you to buy it off him. You will be given a purse of 750 credits, with a bank note to allow you to draw another 750 if needed from any bank in Newhouse. But beware, you will not be the only person looking for the piece, and I do not know how far others will go to get it.”

(Commentary)

“The piece is key, Miss Tarahara. Key to something sinister that must remain in darkness forever. Once you have the king, return here, and give it to myself only. If you can not do so, then you will have to use the king as you see fit.”

(Confused yet?)

“All will become clear in time, Miss Takahara. Will you do this for me? Will you bring peace to an old shepherd before his final days?”

(Assuming a yes)

“Good. Now stay awhile with me and speak of the worlds beyond our own and the lives upon them. We shall break our fast together with some Dim Sum and enjoy the pleasure of each others company.”

Emmett’s Bar, Beylix, Newhouse – 12:05 am

Dason wanted to be quick, not give this Bowman fella a chance to get to his guns. He pulled the hammer back while it was still in his pocket, planning to quickdraw and fire in the same motion. But the gorram guy was faster than Buddha’s little pony and had a gun in his hand in a blur. Dason panicked and tried to draw and fire but he pulls the trigger while it is in his pocket and the hammer fouls on the material of pocket.

Andrew saw the butt of the gun in the man’s hand as he attempted to draw on him. His reflexs took over and he double tapped two rounds at his assailant and then threw himself to the floor in case the mans lived and fired back.

But Dason didn’t have the chance. Both bullets hit him through the heart. He arched backwards and fell to floor, dead before his head him the ground. The gun, still trapped in his pocket.

“AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” Screamed the barmaid in hysterics. She looked at the dead man, back to Andrew and screamed again as she peeled out of the bar screaming murder at the top of her lungs. “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”

“Gorram it! You shot him!” Darryl said in disbelief his own guns out and trained on Andrew, “He didn’t even have a gun!”

“That was murder mister! Sheriff’s gonna hang you!” Doug added. He hadn’t drawn yet but his hand was on his gun

Bobbie shook his head, “Hold on boys. I heard a hammer cock. I’m sure of it.” as he got up and walked over to the body. “It’s in his pocket! It’s a gorram peashooter, but he’s got a gun.”

(Assuming some discussion, a bit of you did, I didn’t)

A shotgun is pumped behind Andrew and the men just as a man comes into the bar with a colt in hand and a bemused look on his face. Both of these newcomers wear a silver star denoting them as the law in these parts, the colt bearing man’s star says sheriff.

“Well, what do we have here?” The man drawls with an accent (John Cleese in Silverado). He looks over all of the men in the bar until his eyes fall on Andrew. “So what’s your story?”

In Town shopping, Regina, Frisco – 7:10- 8:30 am

OOC: I am working on the premise that Wyatt, Asher and Sam are travelling together and Wolf is off to see Bailey.

Wandering through the town in the early morning shows the signs of lawlessness and trouble that the town folks have been describing. You pass a number of men, some alone and some in groups that have a desperate look to them that would allow them to do anything to survive. Others just look nasty. You pass at least two dead men, stripped of their goods then left in gutters and a number of men with wounds of all sorts. If any of them thought to tussle with you though, the look on the captain’s face and the “go ahead make my day” look on Asher’s is more than enough to make them decide to seek easier marks.

The first place you enter is Woodbury General Store. A sharp dressed man wearing a shop keepers apron introduces himself as Orville and does his best to help you out. His wife Amelia watches you with a shotgun in hand until she feels that “you ain’t none of them thar’ varmits” and she places the gun back in its rack.

You find that Orville and Amelia have all the ammo supplies you need for the “regulation” weapons, but no protective gear or ammo for assault rifles and machine guns. For that they send you next door to Ormond and Lovett Store.

Upon entering this store, you find that it is set up very similar to the Woodbury, but a lot of the shelves are bare. A man immediately approaches you with a charming smile as you enter, “Welcome gentlemen! How can I …?”

As he speaks, a voice loudly echoes from the back “Hey! Lovett! You Tain Di Wu Yohn! Stop playing with your Joo Fuen Chse and do some work for a change!”

“Ormond you Mei yong ma duh tse gu yong! Can’t you leave me alone for one second. I’m with customers, Dohn-ma!”

Bailey Sacket’s, Regina, Frisco – 7:30 am

Bailey’s shop would be considered a dump by most, but to the engineering eye of Fenris, it was a gold mine. There was treasures to be found if you were willing to do some digging. The mechanic entered the shop of his old boss and found the man there, filling out some paperwork for the mines. Bailey looked up and gave Fenris a smile. “Wolf! You just can’t seem to get off this rock can ya? What can I do found you?”

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 17:41:53.
Edited on 2009-01-06 at 17:43:28 by Alacrity

Topic: end of the world, or 5th dimension?
Subject: dates


doomsdays throughout history

Here is a calendar of past and coming doomsdays. Take your pick.

Posted on 2009-01-06 at 17:02:40.

Topic: 200 Posts
Subject: strange


I don't think that "father is gonna kill me" is a very good title, plus it won't fit.

If there is a criteria for titles, then I may have crossed the line. I'm sure I'll hear about it soon.

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 22:54:33.

Topic: Is Vanadia on a plane AGAIN?
Subject: leaving on a jet plane


She will be back soon enough MMV. At least it isn't two weeks in Australia again.


Posted on 2009-01-05 at 22:49:46.

Topic: 200 Posts
Subject: There you go


Very Wyrmie.

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 22:08:56.

Topic: The Animal Posting Game
Subject: what about


CHICKEN!

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 21:56:37.

Topic: 200 Posts
Subject: what do you want


What title did you want?

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 21:54:47.

Topic: What is your real-life World of Warcraft Race and Class?
Subject: Is anyone surprised?


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Dwarf Warrior

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Although they aren't the best-looking of the alliance races, dwarves are the most hardy and stout. A reliable dwarf is a good friend to have.

As a warrior, you like to take charge of things. You feel that you're an important part of what's happening - and if things turn sour, you like to have a very large weapon on hand that you can use to negotiate.


Find out your real-life WoW race and class at QuizGalaxy.com



Posted on 2009-01-05 at 21:52:23.

Topic: 200 Posts
Subject: you see


People don't want the truth, they want entertainment.

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 21:18:26.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: that would be nice.


Thanks. It seems that I am writing a lot of post reminders lately.

I would feel a whole lot less unloved if everyone posted within a week. I do try to keep up.

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 21:16:43.

Topic: Pharaoh Q&A
Subject: start me up


Okay! Welcome back from the Christmas Holidays. I hope everyone had a good time. But it is over and it is time to get back to the game.

I will be posting to the game in the next few days to move us along. I am aware of Utan's situation so I will NPC him/her for awhile or maybe ask my wife (Vanadia) to play the character until Utan can return.

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 13:56:25.

Topic: Continuing Where We Last Left Off Q&A
Subject: Start me up


Okay! Welcome back from the Christmas Holidays. I hope everyone had a good time. But it is over and it is time to get back to the game.

I will be posting to the game in the next few days to move us along. Hopefully I haven't lost anyone over the holidays.

Posted on 2009-01-05 at 13:54:10.

Topic: Voyages of the Rocinante - Firefly RPG QnA
Subject: Start me up


Okay! Welcome back from the Christmas Holidays. I hope everyone had a good time. But it is over and it is time to get back to the shooting and the flying.

I will be posting to the game in the next few days to move us along. Hopefully I haven't lost anyone over the holidays.


Posted on 2009-01-05 at 13:53:13.

Topic: Merry Christmas, Innmates!
Subject: back at ya


A Merry Solstice and a Happy Yule to all.

Posted on 2008-12-24 at 15:54:20.

Topic: ^ < V game
Subject: ok


^ Won't let Rudolph join in any reindeer games.

< Thinks Rudolph would go nice served medium rare with some brandy-cranberry sauce.

V Is the reason one of the reindeer is named Vixen.

Posted on 2008-12-23 at 20:45:13.

Topic: Blatantly Obvious Lies
Subject: Bulls*&^


Because it takes an awful lot of magic corn to make a bull fly. An amazingly awful amount!



How doe everybody know, a turkey and some mistletoe will help to make the season right?

Posted on 2008-12-23 at 20:40:57.

Topic: Blatantly Obvious Lies
Subject: No!


Christmas has been bought out by Donald Trump. Now, you must wear a bad hair piece and buy real estate for the holidays.



What are you stuffing into the turkey this year?

Posted on 2008-12-23 at 13:42:17.

 
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