It was a serene and peaceful night; the moon had not yet crested the horizon but the burning stars filling the night sky provided plenty of light to delve deep into the shadows of the forest below.
The forest was silent except for the call of the insects; the other creatures had all settled in for the night, sleeping peacefully in their momentarily carefree world. Tomorrow would once again bring the inevitable struggle for survival, but for now all was forgotten in the serenity of the night.
Suddenly the ground shook violently, the insects went silent but the other denizens of the forest awakened at the roaring that was growing in the night. The ground rumbled and all could hear roaring growing closer, animals began to burst from their beddings and run through the forest. Rabbits ran next to great cats that would normally make a meal of the small furry creatures, but for now all that was forgotten in the terror of the moment.
The light in the forest grew brighter and redder as a large object burning with fire streaked down from the heavens. The strange object made a strange hissing noise as it plummeted to the ground striking with such great force that trees and dirt were tossed high into the air in a flash of fire.
When the dust settled, some of the woods were ablaze with small fires and a large crater sat at the center of the impact zone. A faint pulsating glow emanated from the crater for a few minutes; slowly some inquisitive animals crept slowly closer to the pit wondering what it was that had invaded their domain.
The glow faded suddenly to nothing and a faint hissing was heard; some animals nearby froze at the sound, others retreated completely. Slowly something rose from the crater; it was a hand, human in appearance, attached to an arm which rose up and then came down on the lip of the pit. Long fingers dug into the soft ground as it pulled itself up and another hand joined the first. With a heave something pulled itself from the crater and slowly stood upon the pitís edge.
The nearby animals were frozen in fear at the sight of a man, for they sensed he was no ordinary man. Standing upon the edge of the pit the man looked about surveying what was now his domain; he smiled with a slightly evil twist to his lips.
ďI have returned!Ē He said his voice holding a faint tone of malice.
(OkÖ it is official that I am returning to RDI. I am sorry for my sudden and long absence but RL circumstances demanded it. But now I intend to return and do some RPing and some DMing.
I will continue with the Garayon Adventure if the players are still game. I would like to hear from all of them to gauge their interest.
But due to a lessening of my available free time, I will not be able to participate in all of the adventures in which I was playing, though I see that some of them are no longer running. I am glad to see that MDK made it out alive, though just barely.
I will look over the adventures and see which ones I will continue to play, but unfortunately I canít play as many as before.
I donít expect to start any RPing this week, though next week looks promising. I have a lot of reading to do to get caught up on some adventures still running; though I see I have been replaced in some of them, I do not blame anyone for that, it is only natural and understandable.
Well hope to stay awhile this time. I have missed the RDI and am glad to be back!)
Posted on 2009-04-14 at 15:14:09.
Alacrity The Tired RDI Staff Karma: 291/33 6220 Posts
Wlecome back dude
Good to see you again. Despite what it looks like, Rocinante is still going.
Thought you had left us for good my friend. I went ahead and replaced you just 2 weeks ago as Kenji as I needed a new player and Vesper stepped forward so I hope there are no hard feelings. If I get an opening you will be the first person invited back if you still want to maybe return.
As for the above mentioned email I never got it as I have a block on Hotmail.com messeges as all I get from that is trash mail and porno crap.
But welcome back and I hope to play beside you again soon in Alacrity's Firefly game.
Posted on 2009-04-15 at 01:08:46.
Bromern Sal A Shadow RDI Staff Karma: 142/11 3793 Posts
Keeping up with the Joneses...
Glad to see you posting! I trust that the RL issues weren't too bad. I hate it when they are "too bad," especially for people who I've come to enjoy their work/play.
In any case, Embodiment is still a go, though it has been slow. Sometime in the future--when my life has stopped spinning and I don't feel perpetually drunk--I'll be starting up another 'Punk game that you'd be more than welcome to revisit MDK in. But that's sometime in the future.
Thanks for the welcome back... things were bad for awhile but not 'too bad' .. I am back after all!
Tann - No hard feelings about finding someone else to play Kenji... I completely understand and would have done the same thing... it is not a problem.
Brom - My time online is limited now... and I dont want to take on more than I can handle... I have to decide which adventures I want to continue and which ones I have to drop.. right now I think Embodiment will be one of the ones I cant continue at this time... reason being is that my character was just getting started and not yet a pivotal role in the adventure... it was looking to be a wonderful adventure but I dont think I can commit to that character at the time and do it justice.
If in the future, you do start another Punk adventure... let me know... MDk is still looking for work and hopefully by then things will have improved and I will be able to commit further. Thanks!
I do know that I will be continuing Garayon and I will be playing in the Rocinante adventure... love that Firefly, but I am still deciding on any others. I will keep the players and DMs informed.
Posted on 2009-04-15 at 11:04:54.
Bromern Sal A Shadow RDI Staff Karma: 142/11 3793 Posts
Still get to game with you in Roc so I'm placated.
Absolutely I will be playing in Rocinate... Love Firefly... cant pass up that RP... looking forward to it... I should have something to post next week for that.... Thursday or Friday at the latest!
I am working on getting my game back up and running.. maybe have something Monday or Tuesday for that one... seem to be missing a player from that one... hmmm... have to see if our Coast Guard player is still lurking about..
OH... LOOK AT THAT! All the time I have been gone .. NOBODY has feed the Grugg? ~Goes over and fills up the Grugg's Food Bowl~ There you go!