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Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent thinks it's not a problem

"I think it's good that you didn't knock on their door." Argent says. "If they get several people asking for things they might get suspicious."

He didn't really have to say more. The halfling had done quite well. One can never know how to deal with certain situations if they weren't anticipated beforehand. That's why the monk tried to keep all possibilities open usually. It also meant that he over-analyzed sometimes. At those moments it was good to have a brother who would barge in first and think later. He smiled, being lucky to have family with him there, who he could count on, no matter what.

"Let's continue with the plan. Nothing's lost, yet."

With adding a little nod of his head in the direction of the building, he urges the others to move on. Time was not on their hand, and it might already be too late if people were arguing. The lack of guards also made him wonder what was going on. Still, he would see what exactly was going on in a few minutes, so he tried to focus on the task at hand.

Posted on 2010-07-27 at 20:16:20.

Topic: Zombies in Sherwood Recruitment
Subject: well

Thanks for the comment, mr Freeman. While you're at it, feel free to join in the fun.

I've finished the book, and it's awesome. We won't follow the story exactly the same way, since in freeform it can go where ever people's imagination flows. I'm just as curious to see what will happen next.

Still, all in all, this game will not go far if nobody joins in. We've had so many positive reactions! Don't be shy, give it a try!

Yes, you might get your neck nibbled on, but that shouldn't spoil the fun, right?

Posted on 2010-07-27 at 08:50:50.

Topic: New Spores of Itanlok Q/A ~ 2
Subject: well

the game has been updated... I hope somebody can post before the end of this week, because I leave on Thursday for a vacation, and I would like to update a bit.

Posted on 2010-07-25 at 13:14:42.

Topic: Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers
Subject: Looking for Merry Men... not married men. ;)

Tuck comes a few steps closer to will and opens his mouth to say something. Then he just pats Wills shoulder a few times while shaking his head. He turns back to the table, and pours himself another cupful of mead. He then flicks his hand to beckon the young archer to come for a refill as well.

“I don’t think it’s very appropriate for us to be barging into a newlywed’s bed.” He says, and with a wink adds: “Even if they’ve been newlywed for quite some time now. You know how Robin is.”

He drains half his tankert and nods approvingly.

“But we can gather some of the Merry Men and find out if there are more sightings. I hope that it was just the imagination of a frightened mind that spawned the vision of your father.”
He grabs a cloak and makes for the door.

The night air chills his breath as they leave the warmth of the church and the comfort of the mead. The town is quiet, and only a few windows still sprout light. A few crickets chirp in the night, and in the distance the occasional firefly sparks over the field. A dark cloud has slipped before the moon, and it takes a while before Friar Tuck’s eyes have adjusted to the change in light.

Moments later, he pauses. In the distance moves a shadowed form. It is a man, and squinting his eyes Tuck recognizes the baker’s aid, Jonathan. But Jonathan is a young lad, and usually doesn’t walk with a limp, like he does now. And one arm dangles awkwardly beside his torso, as if he doesn’t really know what to do with it.

Posted on 2010-07-23 at 18:04:36.

Topic: New Spores of Itanlok ~ 1 ~ A Short Adventure in Audalis
Subject: you do it to yourself, you do, and that's why it really hurts

With the woman flung over his shoulder, Dain ran back to the group, as fast as he could. He’d rather not wait for the two Khords who were approaching. Without looking back, he reached the tunnel, while Niaou’li told him to keep stealthy. She was afraid the Ankheg would notice him if he wasn’t careful. But if the Ankheg had noticed anything, they weren’t acting on it. At least, they didn’t see any giant insects turning around the corner.

What they did notice, however, was the sudden silence that fell with the end of the chanting. The last echoes bounced around the cave, and then all was still again. In fact, after the cacophony of hundreds of Khodaldrum vocal cords urging whoever to find the Otherhalf, the lack of any sound was rather unsettling.

But they didn’t have time to linger in eeriness, for a decision had to be made. If they wanted to flee from the two Khords that were running around in the cave, they had to move fast.

But maybe, as the druid stated, they weren’t enemies. What should they do?

Posted on 2010-07-23 at 16:01:58.

Topic: New Spores of Itanlok ~ 2 ~ A Short Adventure in Audalis
Subject: late? But we continue now, so right on time. :TUP:

With Ilde covering them, Gema and Bohen stormed down the natural ramp that lead to the bottom of the cave. The hand was slowly closing and descending as well. The Khordaldrum woman would soon be taken from their sight.

But Bohen was unnaturally fast, aided by the magic of his patron. He was sure he could reach the woman and pull her loose before she was completely lost in stone.

But halfway through the cave’s smooth floor Gema and Bohen noticed that someone else was approaching the hand in a rapid matter. It was a bald Khord, and he snatched the woman from the grip of the stone hand right before it closed completely. He eyed the two of them, and fled as fast as he could, the woman draped over his shoulder. As they reached the stone hand and peered in the direction he had gone, they noticed another opening in the cave’s wall.

Another tunnel perhaps?

The stone hand had ceased its descend, and came up again to return to its original state. But as soon as it started to rise, the hundreds of Khords who had been chanting their ‘otherhalf’ sentence suddenly became silent.
An eerie emptiness settled over the cave, as if something very heavy was pressing upon the air, damping all sound. They could hear the Ankheg crawling over the walls, still tending to the Khords.

Posted on 2010-07-23 at 15:53:01.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: Yes

What Crowe said. Maybe one other person could join us as a bodyguard of some sorts. We should drop the halfling off earlier, and the sorcerer can get out on the other side of the coach perhaps?

We can't really be too specific until we know what is coming up. We'll drop the halfling for sure, and wait a bit for him to reach the destination.
If there are guards on either side of the coach, I'm sure the our caster could do his magic from within the coach, through a small window or something.

Posted on 2010-07-21 at 16:04:12.

Topic: Recommendations?
Subject: well

Welcome, Dreen.

If you're looking for a game, you can check the recruitment area at all times, and with a little nosing around, you'll find which games are still looking, and which one are already filled.

I am looking for players, but not for the regular DnD game I'm running. I just started a freeform zombie-game within the world of Robin Hood. Freeform is roleplaying without rules. So you can be exactly that character that you've always wanted to be. Only, in my zombie game, you'll have to be a person that would fit within the legend of Robin Hood... with zombies.

Otherwise, I believe Tek is still looking for players in a 3rd edition dnd game. And Trilogy, as stated, might be looking as well.

Good luck!

Posted on 2010-07-21 at 12:17:17.

Topic: Zombies in Sherwood Recruitment
Subject: haha

Nobody sucks at freeform. You should feel awesome, since you can do whatever you want, as long as it hits the theme.

I'll send some invites.

Posted on 2010-07-20 at 15:56:04.

Topic: Zombies in Sherwood Recruitment
Subject: no problem

not a problem at all.

I'm wondering why there is nobody else who has posted yet. Shall I do invites?

Posted on 2010-07-19 at 20:58:50.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent Agrees

Argent didn't need long to think about the proposals of both Ivelios and the one who had been identified as Echo. There wasn't much else to add. And so he nodded to their words, and added:

"Does anybody need any equipment from their rooms? Let's go then."

Then a thought struck him, and he turned to the others.

"Wait... if you want my brother and me to be the distraction, why not combine the good with the necessary? If we put some money together we can rent a coach or something to get us there faster. We'll be much more impressive if we arrive by coach and do the wealthy investor twist."

He looked at Thiferl. The wealthy investor trick, or the Gorgonstreet Turnaround, as they called it, was something that had gotten them out of a nasty situation before. Now Argent didn't like lying to people. In fact he despised it. But if he had a choice between fooling somebody or having to bash their brains in, he would choose the former.

Posted on 2010-07-19 at 16:06:39.
Edited on 2010-07-19 at 20:56:16 by Almerin

Topic: New Spores of Itanlok ~ 1 ~ A Short Adventure in Audalis
Subject: The hand, other Khords

Although Niaou’li had only the best intentions in mind when speaking her thoughts on what to do, Dain didn’t seem to care. He noted what she had to say, and continued his actions.

Karov shared the druid’s belief that perhaps the best course to take wasn’t rescuing the Khordaldrum woman who had been captured by the stone hand. As he tried to stop the freshly freed warrior from his quest, the stone hand closed up further. Slowly but gradually, it sank further into the ground, and Dain saw his plan go up in ruins.
Around them, the chanting still continued. It struck in their heads, as a noise that couldn’t be drowned out. Dain and Karov had so shout in the end to hear each other.

Until Dain decided it had taken to long. He feigned to pass Karov on the right side, then darted left.
He was free, and sprinted as hard as he could towards the stone hand.

“Let him go.” Thagovan said, happy to be rid of the bald Khord. “I agree. We should find out what this other half means. Besides, if we go back we can warn people about what is happening.”

While they stood conversing about what they should do, Dain had reached the stone hand. It was almost closed completely, and the back of the hand was already starting to sink into the floor.
Then he noticed two other Khords that came running towards him. They were coming from the other side of the cave, and one of them was going unnaturally fast.

(OOC: You have time to pull the woman free of the grasp of the hand, but she’s in a trancelike state, and won’t respond to anything you say.)

Posted on 2010-07-17 at 12:45:54.

Topic: Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers
Subject: eh... you're not serious are you?

“Will!” Friar Tuck exclaims in relief. He retrieves the keg from under the table, where he had been putting it out of sight after the unexpected knock.

“You gave me a good scare there, my dear fellow.”

He conjures forth a second mug and places it next to his tankert. With an experienced fluidity he moves the keg over both containers and fills them to the brim. He grins as he hands Will his honey wine.

“The walking dead? Sounds like a part of the book of Isaiah. Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

He looks at Will, and starts to laugh heartily. It is clear that he assumes the young man was jesting.

“If indeed such times are upon us I suggest we drink up and pour ourselves another one.”

He raises his tankert in a salute to the heavens and chuckles “…dew of herbs indeed.” Then drains his mead in a long swig. With a wide grin he turns to Will and falls utterly still. The young man wasn’t grinning back.

“You’re serious? Where did you say this happened?”

Edit: Changed style errors.

Posted on 2010-07-16 at 20:56:13.
Edited on 2010-07-16 at 20:58:16 by Almerin

Topic: New Spores of Itanlok Q/A ~ 1
Subject: nah

It goes real slow. In fact, you might as well do a reading of the complete works of Shakespeare before it disappears completely.

Not really, but you'll make it there.

Posted on 2010-07-15 at 16:32:13.

Topic: Zombies in Sherwood Recruitment
Subject: well

The initial post has been up, and people are free to reply. You can find it in the freeform Horror section.

If you are interested, you can play whoever you want from the old story of Robin Hood, or make up somebody new. It's all up to you. The only one that is prohibited is King Richard, for reasons yet unknown.

This is freeform, so no character sheet is required, only a good doses of humor and the ability to kill zombies in numerous ways (or run away really fast!).

Posted on 2010-07-15 at 10:05:50.

Topic: Zombies in Sherwood Recruitment
Subject: Zombies in Sherwood Recruitment

Hey everybody,

I just discovered this book on amazon, called 'Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers'. I can's shake it from my thoughts, and had to make this into a game.

It's freeform time, baby!! Good old fashioned typing whatever comes to mind, as long as it sticks to the legend of Robin Hood, and as long as it includes Zombies!

You know you can't resist.

Posted on 2010-07-14 at 19:47:42.

Topic: Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers
Subject: Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers

The night is damp and misty. The pale light of the moon is only diffusely noticeable between the dark branches and leaves that make up Sherwood Forest. Moisture clings to the twigs and leaves that cover the forest floor. An owl looks around with wide eyes, trees stop creaking and even the wind dares not move. Evil is afoot.

Or rather, it’s dragging forward on one foot and half an ankle, for it has lost its left foot long ago to decomposition.

Not that it matters. Yellow, rotting teeth part, and a foul stench swarms forward from an open mouth. One eye turns and looks at the other hunched figures staggering forward through the woods. Old leather armor and chains hang from bony shoulders. There is only one thing on their mind.

Not too far away lies the town of Nottingham. The full moon shines fully there, and friar Tuck sits comfortably on a wooden bench outside the church, a tankert of mead in his grip. The chill of the night is starting to get sharper but he is lost in his own mind. He reminds himself of the joy of his work.

Slowly, the events of the day pass his thoughts. He sighs when he thinks of the service he held in the morning, and how uplifted the people of Nottingham were after his words of hope. King Richard has returned to England, and all is going to be fine.

He takes the tankert to his lips to drink to better times to come, but finds that it is empty. He stands up, arches his back to loosen his joints, and heads inside.

Moments later, while holding up a small keg to refill his need for mead, there is a strong knock on the church’s door.

Posted on 2010-07-14 at 19:45:06.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: Hehe

Or you could make a new skill; 'eating'... that you have also done. But let's hope that we won't be standing in a room for the rest of the adventure. In that case I think we would have a tough job getting XP for a next level.

Posted on 2010-07-14 at 12:33:29.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent brings no news

The two brothers came back to the common room to find Aurion was already there. Argent felt a bit disgruntled by the lack of information with which they returned. He had hoped that his superiors would’ve been able to give them some news that might’ve proven vital in their task. Most of all, he felt that he was treated in an inferior manner. Here they were, members of the Blue Hand guild, but the guild leadership apparently didn’t trust them enough to give them vital information.
He understood, of course, the reasons why they were excluded from the circle of confidence, but it made him realize once more that he and his brother had a long way to go before getting somewhere in this city.

He looked at Aurion with high hopes. The human might’ve learned something they hadn’t. They had visited two messenger services located nearby the guild headquarters, and inquired about the message. They had returned empty handed. Which was of course a logical thing, and they should’ve known that even if the messengers had been hired to deliver the note, they wouldn’t share such information with anybody.

But even though that made sense, he couldn’t shake the feeling of unease. It crawled around in his lower back, where he couldn’t shake it. He might be mistaking eagerness for adventure with a feeling of misguidance, as they both resulted in a similar nervousness in the joints. Still, he made sure to be on his guard.

Echo arrived as well, and Argent turned to the two humans.

“So,” he started, “did you find out anything?”

Posted on 2010-07-13 at 17:39:53.

Topic: Dragonchat, you want to use it
Subject: Dragonchat, you want to use it

Hey everybody,

I was just wondering if everybody was familiar with the chat function on this website.

You can see this as a form of commercial for the previously named service, since, in short:


... but hardly ever used.

Make sure you open it up sometimes. It might be that somebody will join you. And before you know it, you'll be having digital hot tub parties with elves, goblins and the occasional Grugg.

Disclaimer: sometimes it takes a while for other people to join in. And somebody has to be the first. Don't be shy.

(This message comes forth from the discussion held lately about the chat function, and why people don't use it. It used to be one of the main attractions of this site.)

Now stop reading this and head for the Dragonchat!

Posted on 2010-07-13 at 17:26:37.

Topic: LD Filler: Life Through the Eyes...
Subject: well

Wallpaper? I say you have a new T-shirt design!

Posted on 2010-07-09 at 15:29:37.

Topic: Winds and Sand Q&A
Subject: reply

Agreed on keeping the Character's name in the Subject box, shouldn't limit it to just the name, in my opinion, but yeah.

And does your second comment mean that we still have to go get it authorized, or does it mean that such has already been done?

As a comment to my own post: I think we should split up, and I don't usually like splitting up. The thing is though, that this is just an initial search for information. I think it should be fairly easy for Thiferl and Argent to find out where the letter was received, and get a little bit of info more. I think in an hour, some people should be able to find out what the handle is. If not, we will find out later, when we actually go out into the city. For now, I say we stay in headquarters.

Any reactions?

Posted on 2010-07-08 at 20:09:18.

Topic: Creator's Call!
Subject: busy busy busy

Well, this is splendid news! I'm enjoying myself in your game so far, so hopefully your book will also be a wonderful success.

Posted on 2010-07-08 at 18:28:26.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent's thoughts

While his brother spoke, Argent nodded. They thought alike, on many levels and on most topics. This was no different. There were many questions left unanswered, and to be honest, Argent thought the whole business smelled.

On Thiferl's remarks, Argent spoke, so everybody could hear: "You know what I prefer. Going in without proper precautions would be suicide. We cannot know who or what is waiting for us there. I say we sneak in, find out what is going on, and if force is necessary, we limit it to small but effective strikes."

He looked around the room to check the reactions of the other members of what now was a team. At least, they now had a common goal. If they would be a team would be proven in the days to come.

"If I may be so bold to speak my mind," he continued, "I am not sure whether this is an honest call for help. As the Blue Hand is still a small guild, I say we need to take great caution in moving forward. Me and my brother will go and find out how this letter was received. In the mean time somebody should go and see if they can find information on the brand. A triskele in a circle should be known by somebody."

He makes eye contact with all of them to see who is willing to help them out. He didn't want to be the one to take initiatives, but he was not going to let any opportunity to get Thiferl and himself in a good position within the guild slip by.

"I say we meet again, here, in one hour with new information. If you haven't found out anything by then, don't worry. My proposition would be to go out as a team, and scout the Northern Outskirts. Ask around a bit. Any other thoughts?"

Posted on 2010-07-08 at 18:24:34.

Topic: Realms of Twilight -Winds and Sand
Subject: Argent

"For our orders most likely, or the mastermind behind our gathering. Seems like a rather large bunch of us to be brought together, wonder what kind of job it is."

Argent nodded to the human's comment, for it seemed true. He was starting to feel edgy, his senses heightening. Others might've felt nervous, but he had long ago learned to channel insecurities to his advantage. The anticipation made him more aware, clearer of mind.

Two more members of the Blue Hand came in. Argent greeted the newcomers with a short 'hello', and a warm smile. He was quite surprised to be addressed in the dwarven tongue by the last one. After his brother inquired the human's name, Argent spoke up.

"Aurion, take a seat. It's good to hear words in the language of our fathers."

He turned to Thiferl and muttered lowly in dwarven: "I wonder what we're here for."

Posted on 2010-07-04 at 10:37:10.


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