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Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: Unbalanced Scale

Ninkanna holds the extinguisher in her left hand and steadying it with her right, aiming at the core of the flames in front of her. The heat is incredible, and she finds herself panting slightly. Yet, in spite of their efforts, the fire continues to rage on and on.

Ninkanna feels her right hand fidget, tapping on the extinguisher. It is the same feeling as when she first tried using a single lightsaber, a sort of imbalance. Ninkanna frowns slightly. She knew that they were making progress in helping the fire stop spreading, but there seemed to be more she could do. She quickly glances around for another extinguisher.

(if one is present)
Ninkanna quickly wills the same thing she did to the first extinguisher to happen to this one, for it to come to her.
(if it comes)
Ninkanna catches the extinguisher in her vacant right hand, and suddenly feels the same sense of balance as when she first wielded two lightsabers. Indeed, it was a feeling she felt whenever she wielded both her lightsabers, a sort of balance and grace that she easily could be lost in, and in which she could do many things. The silhouette of a smile touches her lips as she raises the second one, and now with the two in hand she lays it all out on the blaze in front of her.

Posted on 2008-05-06 at 00:01:02.

Topic: Drakehorde: Daggers in the Night
Subject: Danger

She had not been shot at yet, and that makes Riina hesitate for just a brief moment. That could only imply that the goblins were concentrating on the others, and if the large wolf pack concentrates on a single foe, it will fall, regardless of who it is.

Riina walks around the camp, until she can directly see the other goblins. She nocks another arrow and fires at the goblin straight across from her.

(OOC: If you label the graph alphabetically along the side, and numerically along the top so her initial position is A17, she moves three squares down, and two diagonally down to the right, to F19, and is firing at the goblin at F5)

Posted on 2008-05-05 at 23:31:17.

Topic: Welcome or Not!
Subject: A Sigh of Relief

The woman exited the alleyway, unstopped, and mentally she breathed a sigh of relief. He had seemed to tell somehow that she was there before, and that unnerved her a bit. Oh well, she would disappear soon enough.

She casually wanders around, until she spots a vacant alleyway. She finds it considerably more difficult to ensure she is not being watched, since she can't simply fly and check on all the windows, but she still had acute senses, and paced several times through the alleyway, as though she were waiting for someone, when in actuality she was ensuring no one was looking.

In the blink of an eye, she vanishes. Just as before, she sets her bag out. Placing the elven dress in the bag carefully, she pulls out her sylvan clothing, which was little more than a silken skirt and backless and sleeveless top. With just a thought, she ends her spell, and her body slowly shifts back to her natural form, with her small stature and dragonfly wings. The invisible girl dresses, and sets her bag back along her waistband. Stretching her wings for just a moment, she takes off into the air.

The sensation of free flight after being encumbered on the ground felt so liberating for her, no matter how short an excursion she took with her elven form. It almost made her regret having to take an earthly form at all, but well, she would undoubtedly draw attention in her natural form if she was seen. Well, she didn't have to really worry about that, since no normal person would be able to see her while invisible anyway.

Ascending above the tops of the buildings, she stops at a clocktower, and sits on its roof.

Posted on 2008-05-05 at 23:18:23.

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: A Sigh of Relief

Ninkanna smiles. She held the same feelings as her Master, and didn't really trust herself to just stand back and watch anyway. She looks over at the other fire extinguisher she spotted and follows suit, closing her eyes. In her mind's eye, Ninkanna can vaguely see the rippling ocean of the Force, those faint, tentative strings through space and time that connects between people and things. Mentally, Ninkanna wills it to bulge, to lift the extinguisher, and for it to flow, carrying it to her. Taking the canister, she dashes forward to help put out the fire.

(If the extinguisher doesn't come, she'll just run over and grab it, then run to the burning ship)

Posted on 2008-05-05 at 04:22:36.

Topic: Star Wars: Patterns of Deception
Subject: Cat Sense

Ninkanna's ears twitch at the sound of the explosion, and her violet cat eyes look over to the rising smoke. Maybe you aren't the only one who was waiting for them. Ninkanna thinks briefly, placing the thought on a shelf to meditate over later. First thing was first, the people on that shuttle had to be helped, but there was something else that bothered her.

"Master, if we are noticed if we go to help, do you think that that one will be informed?" Ninkanna's gentle voice asks.

While she asks, Ninkanna's eyes survey the area, searching for fire extinguishers. Her slightly striped, dark tan fur is bristled, especially along the back of her neck, but she tries to keep herself calm, in spite of her racing heartbeat. Her short fur and cat like appearance together give her a similarity to a tabby-cat. I am afraid. She realizes, and with the realization she closes her eyes for a moment and lets herself calm down. A few thoughts go through her mind, but she places these too aside to meditate over later. Her eyes open, now tranquil and ready.

Posted on 2008-05-05 at 01:45:04.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: In the Land of Twilight Under the Moon...

Linnix's eyes widen for a moment, but then she smiles as well, "You'll teach me?"

Still smiling, Linnix looks away, and blushes slightly, "I've never tried dancing before... It might take me a while to learn, but I'll do my best."

Already looking better, as though her slight depression never occured, Linnix jumps to her feet, "I can't wait! Well, sitting around isn't going to get this quest over any faster, so I guess we should pack up and get ready."

Linnix pauses for a moment, "Wierd, now I'm hungry... I'll go see if there's any leftovers from brunch. Judging from what I saw, I think there should be some."

Linnix dashes off towards the remnants of the miniature feast that was provided for a quick bite to eat.

Posted on 2008-05-04 at 19:26:12.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: The Hope of Dawn

Linnix turns once more to Aelistae, and just murmurs a single word, "How?"

Her eyes, still distant and haunted, begin to hold within them a glimmer of hope.

Posted on 2008-05-04 at 16:14:33.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Dreams

Linnix stares blankly ahead, seeming to be very far away, but then she nods.

"They're strange, aren't they?" Linnix murmurs, "Why do dreams seem so persistent at times, but when you want to see one, it never returns?"

Linnix's head turns and she looks at Aelistae, "Last night, I was awoken three times. It was alright at first, because the dream actually stayed with me, much to my surprise, until the last awakening, and then it never came back."

"I didn't even recognize where I was initially," Linnix continues, the words just flowing from her like an unblocked waterfall, "not that it really mattered. I just felt like walking, and so I walked forward, through the many turns and alleyways. Then I noticed that I was only a little girl, so it was no wonder that it seemed to take a while. There was a break then, when I first woke up, but when I went back I had passed that maze in the city, and I was older, but still younger than I am now. The buildings and houses were all blurry and vague, except for one."

Linnix's right hand clenches, as though the motion would somehow take her back to her dream, "I could see Her through the window of that house. Then there is another break, which was the second time I was woken up. When I went back, I was inside the house, I was the same age as I am now, and She had made tea. She didn't seem concerned that I was there, and She even smiled at me, it was as though-"

Linnix stops momentarily and bites her lip, "I had only taken one sip of tea, when I was woken for the third time. It was slightly sweet, but very warm, and had a slight peppermint flavour. I tried to go back, but the dream just wouldn't come back. It was gone. She was gone."

A few tears start to fall from Linnix's eyes, and she quickly turns and rubs her sleeve across them, drying them. Her voice barely audible, Linnix murmurs, "Why did She have to go? Why did I ever leave Her?"

Posted on 2008-05-04 at 00:43:12.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Clashes of the Twilight

The sun had risen, and is already nearing its peak in the sky, but it is unnoticed by the still form below. Linnix stirs sleepily, and rubs her eyes, which are still red from crying, and have shadows below them. Unsteadily, she stands, her knees threatening to buckle and her legs hardly supporting her; she didn't get much sleep at all.

Leaning on the tree, she quietly listens to the relative silence of the plain before her. Linnix yawns, trying to wake up already. She turns around and stumbles forward, making her way back to the campsite. She could feel how alone she really was, even as she reached the campsite with the people there already lively and conversing. She ignored them; it wasn't her conversation, and it felt like she was intruding. She stumbles over to the pile of excess things, and pulls out a short sword. Swinging it negligently and feeling that it's close enough to suit her needs, she puts it in the now vacant sheath at her side. However, it takes her a couple of tries to do so. She also pulls out the bolts and places those in her pack. Just then however, she hears Kas's comment.

Her voice sounding extremely tired and even near dead, Linnix turns to the woman, "How about you get off your soapbox and toss that halo somewhere it can actually do something? Like maybe bolt your mouth shut. I don't know what world you come from, but here things aren't so black and white as your colourblind eyes see."

Linnix's tired, red eyes stare directly into Kas's ones, appearing bleak and uncaring, "I shouldn't have to remind you, but people tend to have reasons for being where they are, and often have different intentions. I'm here because I signed the contract to fulfill my sponsor's quest, NOT any things on the side that pop up. Coming to a judgment based on something that's not even a part of what the whole group was interested in is rather pathetic, and I suggest you learn to understand rather than jump on that soapbox at first chance. You think you can do that, or are those angel feathers what makes up your brain too?"

Seeing Kas's mouth open to respond, Linnix cuts her off, "By the way, I am not in the mood to chit chat, so if you want to say something, write it down somewhere to bring up later. Maybe you can tack the note on your soapbox. Don't worry, I'm sure you won't forget it then."

Not feeling hungry, and still looking rather pale, Linnix wanders off to the side of the camp, where she slumps against the side of the cave.

Posted on 2008-05-03 at 04:14:36.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Well...

the only thing I'm getting confused on is the time frame... are we in the morning? or still in the night?

Posted on 2008-05-03 at 02:18:57.

Topic: Whom Gods Annoy - Q/A
Subject: By The Way...

I have a secondary character, so if Iskanna dies it's not a big deal... although I wonder if Grugg will get more than he's asking for with my second character...

Anyway, I say this just so no one feels obligated to try to pay for a resurrection spell or anything if Iskanna falls.

Posted on 2008-05-01 at 02:22:52.

Topic: ~*Whom Gods Annoy*~
Subject: Shot of Retribution

Iskanna nearly freaks out after being shot, but then instantly tries to calm herself. They were after a group of criminal types, of course there'd be fighting and even maybe an ambush, she should have anticipated it. Iskanna reaches over her shoulder and pulls out her own bow. I'll save my magic for now, at least until after I get this one shot in. She thinks.

Her coal black eyes go flat as she nocks and draws the bow. Around the arrow a slightly black outline appears, the black of the void. Iskanna fires the bow, the arrow leaving a slight black trail behind it as it heads towards the man with the crossbow.

After the attack, Iskanna steps behind her companion, knowing she'll have to rely on her magic at some point.

(One Aspect of the Destroyer Arrow aimed at the bowman (+7 attack and 1d8+7 damage) and one 5 ft step behind Toby)

Posted on 2008-05-01 at 02:14:51.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Request...

For the masterwork hand crossbow and all the excess bolts in the party supplies please

Apart from that... Linnix might grab one of the short swords in the party supplies since she never got a real chance to see how wielding one would be.

I don't think Linnix would directly ask for any of the identified magic items, since she feels others would likely use it rather than her (and have more reason to).

Posted on 2008-04-30 at 23:46:13.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Fragment of Sorrow

"Leave me be." Linnix's voice softly carries to her pursuers.

Sitting against the tree she was originally sleeping against, and in her original position, Linnix softly cries into her crossed arms, which rest on her knees. Her crossbow and dagger had been put away, and now she was ready for the day to be over. Let sleep come quickly, Linnix thought wishfully, and with it, the dream I wanted.

Posted on 2008-04-30 at 03:38:42.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: Fragment of Hatred

How dare you?! HOW DARE YOU?! Linnix's face contorts in rage and sheer hatred. She swiftly grabs her fallen hand crossbow and promptly stands, firing at the fleeing enemy. Too slow. The enemy's speed, typical of such a pathetic soul, has put him out of Linnix's range.

Linnix's hands clench the crossbow's handle viciously, as though she were throttling her enemy's neck. The scream started deep within her enmity and, by the time she vocalized it, it held all her defiance and hatred to those who had wronged her. For being short of breath from combat, the scream lasted for a considerable length of time.

Unable to do anything, Linnix slumps to the ground, her eyes still with the glint of cold blooded hatred that would allow her to kill anyone. I know your face Linnix sourly thinks, finally forming a coherent thought, and you will die, by my hand if I have anything to say about it.

Exhausted and angry, yes those feelings held Linnix, but now she could think, and now she felt sorrow. She was sad that she couldn't resume her dream, which had been so promising, and she was sad that she had cast that blade aside like it was nothing. That blade Linnix wonders, what a strange thing it was.

Linnix slowly prys her hands off of the crossbow's handle, and feels a few tears fall down her cheek. The loss of her dream felt nearly as bad as leaving her behind.

Posted on 2008-04-30 at 01:16:57.
Edited on 2008-04-30 at 01:18:27 by Reralae

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Hmm, even then...

Are you sure that you can trip for an AoO? I thought you're only allowed a melee attack (pg 137 makes it appear that way anyway).

Just wondering because that'd be good to know if you can do things other than attack on an AoO... now off to school...

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 15:15:49.
Edited on 2008-04-29 at 15:16:32 by Reralae

Topic: Forgotten Realms: the Unsung Heroes Q/A
Subject: Question

If the person was unarmed, how could they take an attack of opportunity? I don't think you're allowed to follow through an attack of opportunity if the response would provoke one as well (which an unarmed strike or trip attempt would normally).

Posted on 2008-04-29 at 04:31:44.
Edited on 2008-04-29 at 04:33:46 by Reralae

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

I could start with the side adventures of the two complete characters...

For the most part, the characters are coming from different places and backgrounds, so it isn't actually necessary to start as a whole, although it'd be preferred.

So, if wanted, I can begin with Hammer and Kaelyn.

Posted on 2008-04-27 at 21:38:48.

Topic: Auguries of Destruction: The Linsemptus - Q/A
Subject: In order to begin

I still need the backgrounds for Grugg, cdnflirt and Sibelius.

As soon as those are done, and I receive them, then this campaign will start with the ready characters.

Posted on 2008-04-27 at 21:25:26.

Topic: Grugg Has A Bad Memory
Subject: Auguries of Destruction - The Linsemptus

Background needed!!!!!!

Hehehehe, check the table on the front of the q/a if you want to be sure.

Posted on 2008-04-26 at 01:26:20.

Topic: Dragonfly in the Black
Subject: Likewise

You can try to seduce my character if you wish, but do not expect to be successful...

And... so it looks like there's two medics then: me and Rystefn K'ryll. Hehehe, Rystefn K'ryll can be the away team medic then; mine is fairly noncombative

Posted on 2008-04-25 at 23:31:48.

Topic: Drakehorde: Daggers in the Night
Subject: Strike

Riina watches the effects of Acantha's casting, her eyes viewing the procedings carefully. Her eyes scan over the entangled goblins, the free goblin and elf, and the entangled wolf and other elf. So, like all things, it both can aid and harm; it does not distinguish between an ally or enemy so long as it is in its grasp. Riina quietly thinks. Nocking another arrow, she raises her bow and fires at the free goblin, just barely daring to hope that it will fall.

Posted on 2008-04-25 at 23:20:34.

Topic: The Official Red Dragon Inn Name Generator thread
Subject: This looks interesting...

What are you considering to use for the language of the code? If you don't mind putting in a java applet, I think I might actually be able to build it.

Well, that is of course if you don't have a prototype made already

From a programming perspective, perhaps instead of going by names in the database for the number of syllables (which change over time with varying names and so forth), why not try with a sort of standardized bell curve? That way, rather than the common number of syllables growing more common as they would eventually in the suggested system, there would be a consistent chance to get longer or shorter names. It's just a thought, but that way too it might help to reduce computer usage since it wouldn't have to check through the list of names every time you wanted to generate a new name.

Hmm, I can't think of anything else offhand to suggest... but I like the idea!

Posted on 2008-04-25 at 23:05:51.

Topic: Your Inner D&D Character
Subject: Huh?

Lawful Neutral Elf Rogue...

I think it must revert to rogue by default or something... and I'm pretty sure I'm true neutral...

Posted on 2008-04-24 at 01:31:01.

Topic: Forgotten Realms: The Unsung Heroes
Subject: A Blade of Reason

Accursed blade Linnix thinks bitterly, feeling her arms go stiff as soon as she went to strike. With a clatter, the sword falls from her hands as she draws one of her daggers from its sheath at her belt. The blade's words still echo in Linnix's mind, boring straight through her emotions and instincts to combat with her anger. Shaking her head to clear her mind, she turns to the stranger.

"You know, anyone can tell a tale," Linnix says, her voice straining to remain steady as she grips the dagger, her knuckles turning white as she brings it in a position to strike, "and we've been deceived twice already."

(OOC: Linnix is basically preparing to do a coup de grace to the person; if he reacts by going for a weapon, she'll go ahead and attack anyway, if he doesn't, well... we'll have to see)

Posted on 2008-04-24 at 00:47:29.
Edited on 2008-04-24 at 00:51:16 by Reralae


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