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Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject: butter me up...


...it won't help Kith. 

You give 'em the easy way or the hard way.  Why do they ALWAYS pick the hard way?



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 16:07:21.

Topic: Reralae's Fragments of A'niorna
Subject: yup


I can't wait!



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 15:42:05.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject:


Oh, I bet at some point, numbers count for something. 



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 15:19:09.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject: and...


...you say that like it's a bad thing!



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 11:44:35.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject:


I don't really have a draft, per se.  What I have is an idea that Yanamari and I collaborated on some years ago. 

If you turn your attention to the map of Antaron, up in the top right, you'll see the Hidden Isles of Cal'ele'miur.  How can islands be hidden?

The idea is that in Audalis, there is an entire other world, another dimension if you will, right beneath our noses.  This is the fae world, populated by a huge assortment of beings.  Some of these exist in the normal world, most do not.  These islands exist in both worlds, and in neither, in a state of flux, and those that find them could potentially travel back and forth between the worlds.  Otherwise, you have more standard trops like fairy rings that can mark where portals have temporarily existed. 

While Audalis itself is considered to be a low magic gaming world, more "realistic" tha, say, Grayhawk or Faerun, the fae realm itself is very magical in nature.  By and large, life from the two worlds is incompatible with the other; short visits are one thing, but long excursions are almost always fatal. 

I'm sure that I have other notes, but this is the main gist, the idea I'd like to see expanded on, brought to life.  What do you think?



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 11:26:21.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject:


She is not tied down.  There are the three in the room, yes. 

You know for a fact that Davena is a spellcaster with some power.  The other two are apparently priests; whether they also have spells is not clear.  Remember that in Audalis, you'll have many clergy that cannot cast spells, that act as priests or reverends or pastors in the real world - they teach, they pray, etc, but they cannot perform "miracles" like clerics can. 

Of course, they absolutely could be clerics, as well; the odds of overpowering or rushing past three spellcasters are... not great.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 11:12:16.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject:


I think that Reralae was referring to seeing Kith's private story as a silver screen, since nobody else is privvy to that.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 10:57:09.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject:


I mean, sure, you knew... but did you?  I considered making Davena another victim, just to twist it more.  But, whatevs. 

I have obviously decided to post both threads here so that you can all read along. 

I trust that with the caliber of players we have, metagaming won't be an issue?  Ghoul + scream + furious Garn has to mean you guys operate under the assumption that both were taken (which is how everyone initially reacted). 



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 10:47:49.

Topic: The Corruption Hidden Beneath the Surface...
Subject: elsewhere...


The world slowly settles into focus.  Kithran finds herself coughing, her mouth horrifically dry and tasting of metal shavings.  A flask is pressed to her lips, and the rogue reflexively drinks the sweet liquid offered.  "There, there," a feminine voice coos.


Full consciousness finally snaps into place, and Kith is able to focus on her surroundings.


She is lying on a relatively simple wooden bed in a small chamber with one (closed) wooden door, a small table, and two simple chairs.  The damndable greenish light is not present; the light in this room is provided via normal flame on a wall sconce.  The voice comes from the lovely, scarred face of Davena, who is capping a metal flask.  Two men stand silently behind her, near the door.


With a start, Kithran realizes that she is dressed in a long, flowing white gown; her normal clothing and adventuring equipment are nowhere to be seen. 


Davena smiles in a knowing way and nods.  "I am certain that this is very confusing for you, Kithran.  I want you to be as comfortable as possible, and you must certainly have questions.  Feel free to ask anything, and I will answer to the best of my ability."


She glances back towards the door.  "Brothers Charl and Hagan will not harm you unless you make that necessary."  A scarred corner of the woman's mouth lifts slightly.  "You may try to run if you wish, but I think that you will find it useless to do so, and it will try my patience."  Her voice hardens.  "As the brothers can attest, it is not healthy to try my patience." 


Even across the room, Kith can pick up on the men shrinking from the tone.  It is abundantly clear that they hold Davena in deep esteem - and likely view her with mortal fear.


The smile returns to Davena's face and voice.  "I understand if you are angry or afraid, anyone would be. But I want you to understand - you are special.  You have been chosen.  You are valuable.  You have every opportunity to be treated as such... provided you have the wisdom to make the best of things."


She puts the flask away in an inner pocket and fixed Kith with a gaze.  "What can I answer for you?" Davena asks.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 10:33:05.
Edited on 2019-10-24 at 10:35:29 by t_catt11

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject:


With close inspection, Gib can tell that the trap will likely activate upon the opening of the door.  The exact nature of the spell cannot be determined.

I'm all for starting fires!  Point of fact - old weathered oaken doors can be difficult to set ablaze.  I'm not sure that a torch will do it in a reasonable amount of time, and it's very likely to just char the door and go out (ever owned a fireplace?).



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 10:18:48.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject: heh


Kith wishes it was just to leave traps in your way.  That's just a bonus.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 10:05:23.

Topic: The Corruption Hidden Beneath the Surface...
Subject: down into the belly of the beast...


Aranwen and Ch'dau may have both been angry, but they were far from alone.  Garn is apoplectic - and seems to be seeking to blame anyone.  "How could you let her be taken?" he railed.  "We saved you, we trusted you... then they pull her from under your very noses!  We must find her!"

After Cedric's insistence on healing Aranwen's wound, the party presses on in the new configuration.  Much like before, the fetid stench of decay hangs over everything.  The weird greenish light never wavers.

The long hallway continues to slope gently down until, at last, another simple wooden door is encountered.  Like the one at the top of the tunnel, this one is plain, with a simple handle. 

Suddenly, Gib speaks up.  "Therassor has revealed to me that this door is magically trapped," he states. 

Midge nods in agreement.  "There is an evocation charm of some sort on it.  The signature is not powerful, but it is there.  It's not the same as the front door," the cid offers in addition. 

Then, you hear it - groans from the other side of the foor.  Judging from the sound, several, zombies sit just beyond it.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:51:58.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject:


10-4.  Just trying to stay on top of things.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:48:53.

Topic: Hidden Corruption Q&A
Subject: post in the works


Ch;dau has point, now?  Does that put Aranwen at rearguard, rest of the marching order is the same?



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:39:42.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject:


Well, we do have a kazari article already, which gives the basics of what someone needs to know to play a character.  Maybe just do the Capasha thing and we can link them.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:36:38.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject:


If you'd like to help at all, I'd love to have your input.

There is some rudimentary groundwork done (not published) on Audalis fae.  I can share, if you'd like?



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:28:35.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject: yeah...


I see at least two articles out of your work, man.  One, an overview of the Kazari - need to use the khords and syls to help lay it out.

Two, Capahsa itself.

Thoughts?



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:22:34.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject: old?


Tell me about it, man.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:14:45.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject: so...


...back in the day (as in, fifteen years ago, give or take), we had the RDI community really engaged with helping to flesh out Audalis. 

One thing we did was a couple of contests, where we gave away actual, tangible prizes for winners.  I'd be open to something like that again, except I'm not sure that we have enough regular users to even bother with such a thing.



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:13:48.

Topic: Bug Reports!
Subject:


Last night, my new script auto blocked 635 attempts by hackers to use SQL injection attacks against the site.  Sadly, it's not autobanning them properly, looks like a permissions issue.  But I'll get that figured out.

We also stopped two brute force attacks.  Site seems plenty responsive, so this stuff is clearly working.  I haven't had to reboot in more than a day, now. 



Posted on 2019-10-24 at 09:09:40.

Topic: Bug Reports!
Subject:


It's getting better and better. 



Posted on 2019-10-23 at 21:10:07.

Topic: Bug Reports!
Subject:


Added an automated check to instaban certain script kiddies using some of the more common methods to attack the site.



Posted on 2019-10-23 at 21:04:05.

Topic: Tann's NFL U pick e'm 2019-2020
Subject: moved!


Hey folks,

I moved this to "posting games" as it is, well, a game. 

That cool?



Posted on 2019-10-23 at 20:06:40.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject:


Well, okay.  If it technically started in 1990, I guess we have a few months to go. 

So it's ABOUT to be 30.



Posted on 2019-10-23 at 16:51:58.

Topic: Audalis is 30 years old!!!
Subject: Audalis is 30 years old!!!


I was browsing around, and came across some info in the staff forum about the 25th anniversary of Audalis. 

From 2014.

That means that, yep, sure enough... the campaign setting is now 30 freaking years old!!! 

It's been so cool to see all of Eol's great work adding the Capasha stuff lately.  I'd love to maybe see if we could recruit other people to help fill in more gaps, get some community involvement like we once had.

Or is that a tee totally crazy pipe dream?



Posted on 2019-10-23 at 16:49:28.

 
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