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Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Sigh... must I repeat myself?

You are fortunate because you can spend time to 'recharge' your class abilities. The others don't have that, but can still replenish their spells by taking a rest of normal length.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 22:51:43.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: Want to switch?

"Well then, if we're to play everyone to their strengths," Mitsuru interjects, "Then why don't you take the Scout's place, so she can scout the area?"

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 22:45:05.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: It's a good point

But... I'm going to still go by what I said earlier... and the primary reason for that is I think you'll need to be able to do so. (Uh oh! What does that mean?!)

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 22:34:00.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Oh don't worry

There is a fail % chance; I had that thought out before you mentioned it, Vilyamar.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 21:33:24.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: There is precision, then there is impracticality

To my knowledge, that is the correct formula, however, what you have substituted has errors. The number of rests one has taken in the day is not a factor. It would be easier to develop a sine curve based on the time of day that would be a multiple of how long you have to rest.

If you truly wish to be precise, you will have to take into consideration the meaning of the word 'midnight'. For my purposes, it will be simply the mid point between dawn and dusk. You also have to take into consideration the time of the year, which alters the length of time in which it is 'day' and in which it is 'night'.

In other words, what you are trying to do is rather impractical, and a level of detail not required of me under normal circumstances. For simplicity, even if it does not follow exactly what the formula would be, Dusk will have to rest 3 hours. If you want to know why I have chosen three rather than two as I have stated above, it is because your persistence in this matter has shown that I do need to consider the maximum amount of time that Dusk would need to rest based on the amount of time. Besides which... how would Dusk know that he is capable of doing the ability again? It isn't like a lightbulb where if it's on that means you can do it and if it's off you can't. If one considers a variance of reality, you don't know that you can do the ability until you try. If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. It is through trial and error that one perceives how much one is capable of, and if one has restored their ability to do so again.

If this is unacceptable to you, then I'm sorry to say but that's too bad, because I do not wish to go through the foundations of Tiancann's reality, which furthermore raises the question of exactly where it is in its solar system and whether it has more than one moon, but you only perceive one, etc.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 21:15:50.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Clock Tower Q&A
Subject: Characters

I guess I'll make a basic character stub... Kind of to list the people you meet up with as well as the list of 'party members' for reference, so you don't have to look through the pages of the game thread to remember where the person was and what they looked like when they whispered to you from a back alley

[The Party's PCs]
Guinevere "Feyheart"
Sibelius Eos Owm
Female 17 yrs
92 lbs
-Hazel eyes
-Platinum-blond hair, shoulder blade-length
-Fair skin

Sebastian Crowkiller
Eol Fefalas
Lesser Supernatural (Feral)
Male 21 yrs
191 lbs
-Black hair
-Green/Gold (lupine) eyes
-Lakota Sioux

Eve Handle
Female 28 yrs
110 lbs
-Short, dyed red hair
-Grey eyes

[The Party's NPCs]
Carrie Fernilm
Female 25 yrs
-Brunette hair (usually worn in a long ponytail)
-Brown eyes
-Has crippled legs (uses a manual wheelchair)

Bryan Fernilm
Male 27 yrs
-Black hair
-Blue eyes

Lesser Gifted
Male 34 yrs
-Dark brown hair
-Cleanly shaved
-Brown eyes

[Mysterious NPCs]
???? (seems Mundane in terms of Essence, but...)
Female, appears to be 26 or so
-Blonde hair
-Golden eyes
-Last seen wearing a blue conductor's uniform
-Has an air of peculiarity about them

[Storyline NPCs]

[Other NPCs]

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 17:27:48.
Edited on 2008-11-23 at 18:06:37 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus
Subject: I don't think so

"I think not." Mitsuru says evenly toward Dusk, "We may have not seen it yet, but the enemy is still out there. For all we know, they could just be waiting, judging our strength without not giving away any of their own. Going on your own is the only temptation they'd need to attack to reduce our numbers."

"Besides," The sylph in the air replies, "I do have the title of a scout for a reason, so if anyone should scout, I'm probably the best bet, since I don't think they can see me either."

((not so much an update as it is to input the resistance Vilyamar is expecting))

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 17:23:47.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Well, call me a mystic

The special abilities that one uses by class are indeed used from within, but I do not believe that merely resting restores the energy required for their use. Ambient energy, that is, energy passageways otherwise imperceivable and generally too weak to be drawn upon at once, aid in the restoration of the ability. They are like ripples upon the surface of the world, where separately they are weak, but together and over time their effects are considerable. Like the tides, the moon also has an influence over this, although it waxes and wanes over a smaller time frame (the course of the day). Generally speaking, at the time of midnight, the ambient energy is always enough to completely restore the use of the ability. But during the day, which is the sun's domain, generally the energy emitted by the sun often smooths out the ripples like a strong wind displaces water. Twilight is the turning point. Well, I could continue, but I believe that should be enough.

You can, manually, restore the ability by concentrating on drawing the ambient energy, but that takes more time. For gameplay purposes, consider resting for the purpose to do so to take twice as long, and you only heal as though it were a single rest length; the concentration takes away from normal benefits of resting in order to draw in enough energy.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 17:08:27.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 17:12:16 by Reralae

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: Ah...

Depends... for the purposes of healing and being able to recover spells, yes. But for 'daily use abilities', no. Those still hold the same restriction as I've placed above.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 05:56:54.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: I don't understand the basis of your question

If I am guessing correctly your meaning, no. You can sleep for more hours than you need, but you do not gain any benefits for that; you still must rest 1 hour per 24 hour period. You cannot rest 2 hours then go 48 hours straight without resting.

Posted on 2008-11-05 at 04:45:41.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 04:45:52 by Reralae

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: Don't look at me...

I had nothing to do with it... since I'm unconscious

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 18:43:06.

Topic: SW: TOR Q&A
Subject: Umm

It should be... Meri and I are exchanging posts atm... kind of waiting on Loki right now

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 18:27:55.

Topic: Epitaphs
Subject: To the Two Sisters

One sister dwelt in the day, enjoying the light,
The other dwelt under the sun of the night.
Twins born at the twilight that is true,
Separated between the world that is two.
The day of one is the dream of the other,
So one was left without sister or mother.
As it is with both sides of the same coin,
Neither sister could truly meet or join.
They were born a whole world apart,
Yet, they both shared the same heart.
Fighting the malice breaking the worlds to bits,
And finding the space where both of them fits,
Yet, their story is unfinished and not done,
For the plight has not yet been won.

~Tenee and Ita

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 05:34:45.

Topic: Poetry of Reralae
Subject: The Dealing of the Cards

In one's hand, the deck weighs the world,
Scatter them to see what may have unfurled.
Face down right now, but that's how it should be,
Now bring them back into a pile for me.
One by one, the cards will tell,
Of a story known all too well.
Now take the cards and shuffle them again,
And again if you wish, for their power won't wane.
Will one wither or will one be healed?
The Arcana is the means by which all is revealed...
Now be silent and ask your question of me,
The first card is the answer that we will see.

~the cards in this poem are specifically Tarot Cards, the 22 Major Arcana to be exact

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 03:29:23.
Edited on 2008-11-04 at 03:30:05 by Reralae

Topic: Wilting Rose Q/A
Subject: What are we waiting for?

Are we waiting for something in particular before an update?

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 03:15:40.

Topic: Totally Random Thoughts
Subject: ...

A shadow of a thought exists in the space of the imagination,
The shadow of that shadow doesn't exist at all.
Machination, interpretation, nullification, and designation.
One plan blossoms, and the other plan withers and dies.
A curse that is born is strongest at its death.
A sunflower blooms, with destruction in its breath.

Posted on 2008-11-04 at 02:59:15.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Clock Tower Q&A
Subject: Auguries of Destruction: The Clock Tower Q&A

Well, I thought I'd put it up, even if the game itself hasn't yet started yet. Good luck! ^_^

Table of Contents
Page 1 - Characters

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 22:11:50.
Edited on 2008-11-05 at 17:28:03 by Reralae

Topic: Star Wars: The Outer Rim
Subject: How about a grocery list?

Kate's dome seems to brighten, almost like a twinkling of her eyes if she had biological ones, when Lelain asks if she wanted anything. Almost immediately, the holographic calendar is replaced with what looks almost like an archaic notepad with a pencil scribbling on it.

-One astromech booster rocket pack
-Basic language conversion file for vocabulator
-3um (nanometre) fusion utensils
-Desk specifically designed for an astromech droid

The list continues with other outrageous things, until suddenly the pad is wiped clean and the pencil writes 'Just Kidding!'. Then it writes out one line.

-1 medpac of the generic variety if at all possible

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 20:51:10.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: A Sister's Plight

Linnix looks upward; indeed, she had never truly done more than glance at the enemies around her since Aelistae had entered combat with the other drow. Something is wrong. Linnix can feel her heartbeat quicken, and an uneasiness weighing itself upon her. Aelistae looked as though she had been hit, but by what? Whatever it was, it is clear to Linnix that it did not bode well for her.

"Sister, get out of there!" Linnix calls upward, her voice urgent and panicked.

Yet, in her heart, she knew Aelistae wouldn't. She would fight to protect them all, to the very end. The goblin's scowling by her, the grunts and growls of the gnolls, and even Bolikar's outcry, all of this passed by Linnix without her heeding. Linnix grits her teeth. She would not let her sister fight alone.

Linnix drops her hand crossbow. Enchantment was no good now. Something had to be done, and soon. "I will not let you fall." Linnix vows quietly as she brings her bow forward, aiming into the sky at the evil drow, nocking an arrow and pulling back the string.

"Eilistraee, please help me strike true." Linnix murmurs, her entire heart calling, praying, before she releases the arrow into the night.

((Linnix will fire even if it provokes attacks of opportunity. Whatever it takes to help; Linnix is not about to let Aelistae fight alone))

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 19:58:22.
Edited on 2008-11-03 at 20:11:52 by Reralae

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Well, that certainly wasn't nice...

I'd like to be able to fly right about now...

Oh well, just trust in the dice ^_^

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 16:53:53.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Power of the Temptress

Bringing his blade down in a massive swing, Kusardo slams his blade into the lizard-monster, causing it to groan under the impact, and is nearly sprawled flat under the blade.

Stepping forward to one of the other monsters, Sara winks, "Now then, let's try this out!" She says, rushing forward and bringing her two flowery blades to bear. Unlike Kusardo or Kimono before, she slashes back and forth, before attaching her two blades together to twirl like a cheerleader's baton, slicing a multitude of times at the lizard-monster in front of her. Strangely, after the hits, the monster's graphic turns a shade pinker, and a couple of hearts float away from it.

"Aww, I think it likes me." Sara says, giggling.

Without much of a thought on its part, the charmed monster rushes at the one not yet hit, slamming it back with a slice from its blade, slashing it with its claw, and hitting it again with its tail.

Breathing heavily, despite not having done much yet, Kiku raises her staff. "Alright... Zan Rom!" She calls, pointing the staff at the two fighting lizards. A magic circle is briefly seen underneath the uncharmed one, before a small tornado whips around them, with the slicing gale damaging both of the monsters.

With a growl, the lizard in front of Kusardo charges forward with its blade, landing a jarring hit on the character's armour. (-45 hp)

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 02:35:22.

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: The Area of Choice

It takes little time for the three players to gather and find an area of their choosing. Delta, Looming Eternity's Prophecy, a level 8 Shrine-type dungeon. According to the statistics on the Chaos Gate, there is one other player already in the area, however, since there's only one player, and no indications of a battle, the trio decides to go ahead anyway. In all likelihood, it was just another player intent on levelling.

The area at first glance appears to be an old fashioned Asian-style temple. Where Sara, Kiku and Kusardo enter the area is in front of a set of gates allowing entry into the depths of the temple, which all appears above ground. Light shines in through the many openings in the walls, lighting the interior of the building. In the first room, Kiku quickly hears the footsteps of the enemy, and with a brief indication to Kusardo and Sara, the trio fly through the doorway, knocking each of the three lizard-like monsters into the barrier that immediately erects as a result of battle.

[Outbreak of Battle]

The three lizard-monsters, appearing vaguely like a cross between a humanoid thing and a lizard, with powerfully built legs and in their mouth the hilt of a katana, quickly recover. They spread out, one staying where it was while the other two try to circle around the party.

So far, only the one that Kusardo hit seems to have a significant sliver of its health taken off, which is clearly due to the attack power of his broad sword.

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 00:45:10.
Edited on 2008-11-03 at 00:48:49 by Reralae

Topic: .Hack//LIFE
Subject: Actions for the Present

"We're severely limited combat-wise, then. It wouldn't be wise to provoke a fight with her, and we know too little," Kusardo concluded. He then added, "You're well-informed, nevertheless. Did you get all of this information from Carmina Gadelica?"

"Yes and no." Gho murmurs, "The archives hold a lot of information, but its information is about the past, hence the term 'archives'. It's from there that our knowledge of things of the past come from."

"As for things of the present, well, that's all we've been able to get so far just from our information gathering skills as well as hacking. For example, we could read the logs only by hacking them." Rei adds.

"Logs," Kusardo asked. "I don't follow."

"Oh, they're just the logs that CC Corp has regarding people's access times. They only go back to about a week." Rei explains, "There's nothing particularly special about them since they're basic, but that also means it's easier to read them because they aren't as well protected."

"Right," Kusardo nodded. They were experienced, he thought, and covered their bases well. This kind of professionalism and tendency to stay on the ball didn't become of a group of guiltless pranksters. "So, what did the archives say about the Cursed Wave? What happened?"

"That information is from quite a long time ago, R:1 to be specific." Gho says, "So we haven't dug up much on it yet. The further back you go, the more difficult it becomes to traverse the archives."

"So we're even less prepared for what might come," he said plainly. Pausing for thought, Kusardo broached perhaps one last question, "... did the archives say anything about people who have been Data-Drained, or have fallen into comas and such? Like Kiku?"

"The closest case to Kiku's is also from R:1." Rei begins, "But there are a couple of more minor incidents that occured in R:2. They have all recovered, if that's what you're asking."

"Hmm," he nodded, "that's good to hear. It's interesting, too, that all of this seems to have it's roots in R:1. That was my favorite version of The World, actually." Kusardo smirked as quickly as he blinked. "You said when we started talking that these events have their roots with 'the original purpose of The World'. What did you mean by that?"

Rei smiles, "It's the true purpose for why 'The World' was made, at least for R:1. The programmer, evidently, had much more to do than make an online game..."

Gho coughs, "Don't get sidetracked Rei. As romantic as it is, to put it bluntly, the programmer was in love with the person that wrote the Epitaph of Twilight. In any event, they didn't know each other, even over the internet, but..."

"He wanted to make their child in a real form. Here, in 'The World'." Rei says, smiling, "That is the original purpose of 'The World', to be a womb for their daughter, and a world for her to grow up in. The Ultimate AI, one which can grow as a human can. That AI is named Aura, but she no longer seems to be active in 'The World'."

"As far as we know, she disappeared before R:2." Gho adds.

Kusardo looked surprised. "A... virtual child... in the form of an A.I. ..." He seemed to try and comprehend the concept for a moment before he became lost in it. Life that is made from lines of codes but can emulate the humanity that created it. All at the same time it sounded like a beautiful fruit of a man's love for a woman, and a staggering development of human technology. He felt even more swept up in the fantastic quality of the World he used to love so much. He longed to regress to his childhood, and it seemed he could touch his younger self at any moment and be taken back.

His head was cast down in deep thought, or day-dreaming, as he drank in this new, fantastic knowledge, not worrying whether or not it might be truth or a cruel lie, a joke of fate on the infant humanity. A moment passed, and he began to face the door as if to walk out, but stopped and just looked at the doorway. "So," he finally said, "what's the plan, then?"

"Well, for now, we just need to get more information. That means trips to the archives for Rei and I." Gho says simply.

"Right now, we can go pretty much anywhere from here, so just do what you want to." Rei adds with a smile, "As far as we know, and one still has to consider that what we know is more than the normal player, we're not on a time restraint or anything."

"Hmm. All right. Then I think I'll pay Maera a visit."

"Well, if that's your choice, I suggest waiting for Kiku to email; the area that Sakura was PK'd in by her will likely be your best bet so far to find her." Gho says.

"There's also that email," replied Kusardo. "Something about 'my area', she was talking about. I have no guarantee that she will be there, but other than what Kiku finds out, it's my only lead." With that, he promptly leaned back on the wall and said, "I'll wait eitherway."

"'Your area'?" Rei asks, "What was that email?"

"You don't know?" Kusardo asked. It seemed that when Rei said they were able to view the 'logs', he assumed they were also aware of any outgoing emails from Maera.

"Well, we'd only know if we hacked your email, and that's no small task." Gho chuckles.

Kusardo smirked. "I guess that means you can't scan Maera's outgoing emails, then."

"Anyways," he began, "Kiku wasn't the only one who got an email. After everything you've told me, I finally understand what it meant."

"You've heard the heart, but you don't know where it is.
You've felt the wand, but you cannot see where it came from.

Who, you should know already.
What is not important.
Where: Xi Chosen Hopeless Nothingness
When is not important.
Why is not important.
How: Gorre can open the door, and will not refuse you entry.

It's your choice." Kusardo recited.

"That was the email. I think she wants me to awaken Skeith." Kusardo adds.

Gho glances sharply at Rei, "Chosen Hopeless Nothingness."

Rei nods, "That's the area Skeith was located in from R:1."

"Anything else I should know about either?" Kusardo asks.

"Well, Xi Chosen Hopeless Nothingness is an area that is normally unaccessable by the Chaos Gate." Gho says.

"We can open the warp to it through the Chaos Gate, but not right now. Hacking the gate requires something we don't have yet." Rei adds, crossing her arms, "But we could get it easily enough."

"I don't think you'll meet up with Maera there," Gho quickly adds, "But Skeith, undoubtedly."

"Skeith," he almost seemed to hissed the name. "Yeah... I'd like to meet him as well, in due time."

Opening the back door, and sounding as though she was trying not to disturb anyone, Kiku re-enters the @home. "Oh, everyone's still here?" She asks, looking around.

"Ah," said Kusardo, "welcome back. Did you find out anything?"

"Yep, and..." Kiku bites her lip, "One of the areas Sakura mentioned is the area that Maera invited me to..."

"Area names often hold special meanings for what is within them, even if they are your run-of-the-mill area." Rei thinks aloud, "So what are the areas?"

"Well, the one Maera asked me to meet her in is Xi Mysterious Passionate Fallen Angel. The other area Sakura mentioned is Xi Hidden Mythical Safe Haven." Kiku replies.

"Rei, you're the one who tends to grasp area name meanings better, so what do you think?" Gho asks.

"Well," Rei replies, "I think we can all agree that Mysterious Passionate Fallen Angel could be representative of Maera herself. As for Hidden Mythical Safe Haven, it sounds similar to Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground, so there might be something special there."

"But if Maera frequents there, then it's not likely we'll find much before she forcibly ejects us, don't you think?" Kusardo points out.

"Yeah, at this point for sure." Gho agrees, "But it's better to keep them in mind as places to avoid for now. It's better knowing where to avoid than not knowing and walking right into them."

"Right. So Hidden Mythical Safe Haven and Mysterious Passionate Fallen Angel, all in the Xi server. I wonder what Maera's fascinations with the Xi server is," Kusardo said with a mild sarcasm.

"Perhaps her last name is Xi." Rei chuckles, "But we'll see. Maybe not now, maybe not in a few days, but we will find out. At least Gho and I will."

"And I don't mean that to restrict it to us two either." Rei explains, "It just might be something that you decide later on you don't want to be a part of any more. It isn't something where understanding makes you smart or not understanding makes you stupid. It's just something for those involved."

"All right. I'm guessing you two have already filled Kiku in with what you've told me?" Kusardo asks.

"Yes, we talked to her earlier about it." Gho replies.

"All right. If that's all, then, I think I'll get going to my area." Kusardo murmurs.

"Not yet; Gho and I'll be able to get you into that area tomorrow." Rei says.

"Ah... right," Kusardo acknowledged, looking a little defeated in reticence

"All right. Is that everything, then?" Kusardo checks.

"Seems to be." Gho replies, "So, see you later!"

"Later!" Rei adds as an echo, and Rei's half of Twin Lightning vanishes as Gho exits the @home.

"Hm," Kusardo nodded to them as they left. Left only in the room was Kiku, to which he said, "So, what will you be doing now?"

"Honestly, I don't know." Kiku replies, "I was thinking of going to an area to level, but I don't want to try that just in case... it hurts..." Shaking her head, Kiku continues, "I guess I'll go hang out with Sakura."

"Hmm..." he thought for a moment, then stopped her before she left. "Wait."

He had to think a moment. If they were going to be taking on the likes of Maera in the near future, they needed to become stronger... but that was a different challenge for Kiku, he realized. It was more than just a grinding campaign of 'leveling up' , but an emotional challenge. She needs to be able to handle herself in her new environment.

"...Maybe we can go train together."

"Oh, alright, if you're not busy." Kiku replies, "Should I invite Sara? She's a Twin Blade so she'd be a good third."

"Sara," Kusardo muttered, "... yeah, as long as she doesn't try to 'PK' us."

Kiku laughs, "She's a level lower than you! In all honesty, I think we might have scared her a bit when we ran into her too."

"Heh... right. Bring her along." Kusardo murmurs.

Posted on 2008-11-03 at 00:33:21.

Topic: The Inconceivable Crusaders
Subject: A road of three

Jevaf was left alone in the darkness. No, you can never assume you are alone. Trees have eyes, and stone has ears, and the very air whispers to you. Taking care, Jevaf steps as quietly as possible, returning to the entrance to the cave. In her mind, there are three paths that can be taken from here, but the question is if one of the two more risky ones could provide a benefit?

True, she could attempt to locate the other side of the tunnel, but to what point was that? If she were the one holding the painting, running away, she wouldn't be so foolish to have a single exit. No, there would be two or even more exits, and even more hidden places to hide in that cave. Traps are also a high likelihood; she gave the others, foolish enough to pursue the thief into the depths of his own territory, a small chance of survival. Even if she and the others were to be on either side of the thief, effectively cornering him, he still would hold the advantage. Putting his knife to the painting, it would be a stalemate, with him having the upper hand. There would be almost no way to get the painting in those circumstances.

Another option she has is to waylay the original buyers of the painting. In doing so, she would attain the original value of gold, which could be used to offset the thief's price, which would doubtlessly increase due to the attack. However, that course of action holds its own risks. She does not know how well protected they would be, and attempting to con them into believing her to be the in-between could easily have mixed results.

No, this is a fool's errand, with very little chance for success. Had the others listened to her in the beginning, they would not have accepted such a pathetic waste of effort.

"Tarot XII." Jevaf murmurs tonelessly, descending from the cave opening, her intent to return to the city to wait for the others, if they returned.

Posted on 2008-11-02 at 19:41:19.

Topic: Inconceivable Crusaders Q&A
Subject: Well

Jevaf is still here, even if I haven't done anything for her yet... I'm just taking my time, thinking it through carefully, like she would

Posted on 2008-11-02 at 17:34:06.


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