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Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: what else?

Did you want to fire your arrow at the already felled lizard? I just figured that since Quilanday had put the creature to the ground you could help out with Geim. Right?

Posted on 2008-04-18 at 15:13:03.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: late, but better than never

Take good care Ayrn, and take all the time you need.

I'll update soon, but I'm waiting on a post from Jozan. He has been PMed already, so hopefully his actions will soon become clear.

Posted on 2008-04-17 at 16:23:55.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: indeed

Thanks a lot, Chris!

Most people tend to post last minute, but I would also like to urge you all to get your act together or people will die. This is the battle that will end a chapter in your adventure! Where is your heroic spirit now? I made this a very hard one on purpose, since it's a climax to an important part of the story.

I really really hope that this lack of postage doesn't mean that people's involvement is lowering. I know this is a long adventure, and big in proportions, but we also have a great group of players, beautiful characters and roleplaying ops by the dozens. I think this is what we come to the inn for, right?

So get a move on!

Posted on 2008-04-17 at 16:21:44.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: vote vote vote

Which means we need to keep voting!!!


Posted on 2008-04-16 at 20:58:01.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: ?

Is that a question from Dragon M or Brianna?

Elessarae is close to Geim, standing next to him right now, Draven is 5 more feet away.

And how many words can you say? well, in combat you can't speak too much, but I'm not going to decide on an exact number. I'm sure you can reason what could logically be said in such a situation, and what could not.

If this question is for Brianna, please remember that Geim is down, and not able to speak at the moment.

Posted on 2008-04-13 at 18:13:38.

Topic: Feeding The Undead Q/A
Subject: ???

So my choice is either being in church or at a college party? Both are very unlikely. Or are you not done writing your opening post yet?

Posted on 2008-04-12 at 23:46:13.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: indeed

activation is not a swift action.

Posted on 2008-04-12 at 13:47:54.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: response

in PM, Chris.

Posted on 2008-04-12 at 13:30:45.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: the update

Update is in... you guys did good, but also suffered greatly.

Brianna and Val, check your messages please.

Remember healing, everyone!

Posted on 2008-04-12 at 13:18:25.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: Valimar didn't post....

Alloryen Kingdom
East of Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
11:18 am

Loda got a grip of herself and readied her spell. A ball of fire, by now the signature spell of the Khordaldrum druid, sprang from her fingers and shot at the vines. Though it hit them hard, and should’ve scorched any normal branch, these herbal tentacles were unaffected, and continued to strangle Geimiedefher.
Gothard now launched himself at another vine, and dug his teeth in it hard. It didn’t react to the attack, but pieces of wood chipped loose and more foul juices found their way out.

The lizard that was facing Thondrek was on the edge of its life, clinging on desperately. It snapped at the Khord with its vicious teeth and managed to rip a duo of gashes along Thondrek’s arm. As the warrior pulled his arm back, a talon came in and slashed his leg. Warm blood flowed freely, but the duskblade was still standing. Standing and not ready to give up. His moonblade rested comfortably in his hand, but the pain in his leg misguided his aim. The blade scraped over the lizard’s scales, but missed precision and left no harm.

The other lizard, black and smoldering, jumped at Quilanday in a bloodthirsty rage. Its talons sent her flying backwards and she looked down at her stomach to see a deep puncture wound going all the way to her intestines. The lizard roared a second time, but without the overwhelming power it had earlier.

Geim was struggling to get loose. With Gothard pulling on one end of a vine, he managed to free the hand that held his axe. A sharp cut later, the willow’s branch was cut, and sent away, wriggling like a snake. But two more vines constricted the Runemaster, and the world was slowly turning black on him.

Draven seemed paralyzed, unable to move. It was unlike the warrior, but perhaps he was giving up in the eye of freedom? Was he laying down his torment and surrendering? A sudden sneer inside his head pushed him into unwilled action, his tattoo aching like never before. He was not allowed to die, but he seemed unable to get loose, no matter what he tried.

Elessarae ordered Comrade to flee the scene, and for the first time since they had met, the young stallion obeyed. The bladesinger began to sing, words of courage and inspiration. First her lyrics were covered by Wolf’s heightening howl, but she grew in confidence, and her companions with her. She grabbed her longsword, and swung it at one of the two vines who were still gripping Geimiedefher. She hit it, and made a deep cut along the bark. Unfortunately it was not enough to severe it completely, and a shower of goo rained over herself and the Runemaster.

Her fellow bladesinger, Quilanday, grunted and looked at the lizard with a deep hatred. Nobody knocked her back without suffering the punishment!!
She sprang forward, her rapier an extension of her body, and danced around the lizard, giving it two strong jabs with her blade. For a second it seemed as if her attack did nothing, but then the lizard shuddered, and fell to the floor, unmoving.
Malius turned from his lizard target towards the commotion near the tree. Geimiedefher was in dire peril and needed to be freed soon. When the ranger turned he could see the ghastly expression on the Khord’s face. Squinting his eyes, he grabbed another arrow let it find its path. The wooden missile flew through the combat zone, and sliced the vine off clean, that Elessarae had already hit. The two Syls were teaming it up well. But would it be enough to rescue Geim? With all the vines wriggling around, Elessar had not been able to give the healing wand to the Khord.

The tree was holding on to Geim with one of its vines. Two had already been slashed in half, but there were many branches left. The one that gripped Geim squeezed harder, letting foul fluids bulge from its pores and drip over the Khord’s body. Two other vines quickly launched themselves at him, but he was able to knock one of them away. The other one wrapped itself around him and joined in the squeezing. The Khord’s eyes bulged, he vomited, and fell to the muddy grass as the vines released in victory.
Draven was also in a tight spot, the vine contracting him was not ready to let go. It tightened its grip, and the warrior cursed. Then he too saw nothing but black stars and was released to the grounds.
Elessarae had moved into range of the tree as well, and a single vine had sought her out. It slithered up her leg, and started to constrict her, but she managed to kick it off before it could lock around her. Gothard was equally lucky and could evade the vines that tried to grab him.

Alyssia saw her intended target fall down, and had to reconsider fast! She found the other lizard was still alive, and knew it was best to finish it off before turning to the tree. Magical missiles flew from her fingers and flashed into Thondrek’s direct opponent. The lizard sprang up in surprise, then fell backwards onto the forest floor, where it wriggled and finally fell still.

(OOC: The situation is as follows: The two lizards have been defeated, though it’s possible that they will regenerate. Geim is not breathing, and dead as far as you all can tell. Draven is down as well, but alive. Elessarae is standing in the danger zone, 15 feet away from the tree trunk. Brianna and Valimar, please check your PMs. Dragon Mistress, I ask you not to read Brianna’s PM if you have the chance (I don’t know how much you guys use each other’s login names ) )

Posted on 2008-04-12 at 13:16:48.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: hehe

I'll give each of you a little reward for making it past 100 posts. That always deserves a little extra, right?

Xp bonuses on me!

Posted on 2008-04-10 at 18:59:41.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: the warning

Outside Courthouse
Stout Galius Square

~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising

The guards guided Percifeer and Pio inside the courthouse, where they noticed more people waiting around for a sign of the Sebarters. The Courthouse personel was having a hard time keeping up with costumers, orders from within the building, and gossiping with each other and commoners.

From the main hall they went into a more private corridor of doorways and entered a small room with a table under a barred window. Here the two guards asked to see their licenses and proof of citizenship.

Assured, one of the guards sat down at the table, and implied Percy and Pio to do the same. A small speech followed, but it came to a simple fact:
the guards were very, very busy, and didn't want to deal with something that had ended well, considering the circumstances. They judged the situation best they could. They didn't know what Percy did with the horse, but from her reaction towards the child they figured she was somehow involved.

Percifeer was let off with a warning, and was asked to apologize to Pio for blaming him for something he didn't do. They penned down her citizenship number and told her that if she ever got into trouble again, this incident would not be forgotten.

Then they were escorted back to the Courthouse's main hall, where they were sent on their way again. The whole incident had been dealt with, and the guards could return to their place amongst the gossipers and the curious commoners.

(Sorry for rushing this... I didn't want to spend a lot more time on it then necessary. We need to keep being focused on our objective. It doesn't even really matter if Percifeer apologized or not, the guards were satisfied as soon as Pio was. Let's continue our quest now!)

Posted on 2008-04-10 at 18:37:15.

Topic: Olan Johnson? Oh Long Johnson
Subject: Why I eyes ya

Still a very good video, hehe.

If we're sharing videos: Yesterday I was at a meeting for ICT people in primary schools. We deal with a lot of older teachers who can't keep up with the computer developments, or WON'T keep up, because they're stubborn and refuse.

We were shown this video in retrospect (or however you call that):

Posted on 2008-04-10 at 15:48:45.
Edited on 2008-04-10 at 15:49:24 by Almerin

Topic: GASP! Is that Eol?
Subject: EOL!!!

Dude! You're back!

Awesome. Welcome home, man

Posted on 2008-04-10 at 15:41:42.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: well

I assume you read my update, right?

it says that Geim drops the vial and Draven picks it up. I ruled that Geim did so, since it was posted in this Q/A that this was the intention.

Posted on 2008-04-08 at 17:57:53.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: LOL

the marvelous case of the spontaneously duplicating bottles of oil. Hehe.
Draven has the vial, Elessarae also has some lotus essence. Geim needs to be freed and Draven as well I suppose

Anyway... Kaelyn, Thondrek is good to go, health about 2 third, but he has a LOT of HP.

Posted on 2008-04-08 at 16:45:34.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: ok

thanks, Chris.

Posted on 2008-04-05 at 17:10:02.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: oh

and for proper measure, since we've reached 500 posts together, I've given you all a 500 XP bonus!

Posted on 2008-04-05 at 16:06:51.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: updates

well, I updated, but I'm not very happy with the situation. Some of you guys are on the edge or heading towards being on the edge of death. What I mean is that hit points go fast in this kind of battle. Help each other out, and don't forget to post. I rule that no post is no action.

Posted on 2008-04-05 at 16:03:57.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: please guys, please...

Alloryen Kingdom
East of Hith Elee
6th day of the 8th month: Temoth Ore
11:18 am

Draven was the first to react when chaos set in. The warrior didn’t think in offensive terms, but his brain immediately darted towards getting the tree healed. But he had to wait until Geim was ready to drop the potion, and the Khord was still fighting the tree branch that had engulfed him. (delay action)

Loda looked around furiously. The druid wanted nothing more to intervene but instead of picking a target, she ended up indecisively confused. There were too many things going on for her to focus, with Wolf’s agonized cry as the most disturbing factor. Gothard looked at her to make a choice, to give him directions, but as he hopped around her eagerly, the wolf started panicking as well. Something had to be done quickly, or he would lose his nerve.

The two lizards circled the outer edges of the bastion of heroes. They were looking for an isolated target, but couldn’t find one yet. The one who had already been wounded screamed again, sending long drops of spit but no sound from his throat.
The lizard who approached from the other side of the clearing suddenly made a rush forward and screamed a very audible call that vibrated so heavily that it overwhelmed even Wolf’s terror. The companions all felt their insides shrivel and expand under the sonic impact it had.
Aluwego died on the spot from the internal damage, and Comrade, who had followed them here, neighed loudly and then stood shaking on his legs, his eyes hollow and his skin more pale than ever.

Thondrek too had taken a dire blow, but he had been through that before. He was not going to lay down and die so easily. With a battlecry that got lost halfway to his destination, the Khordaldrum Duskblade charged the lizard they had encountered earlier. His blade was sharp, and so was his aim. He hit the creature straight in the head (and I’m afraid I have to roll damage later, because I forgot what a moonblade does exactly, and I don’t have the FR setting at hand, + we said you didn’t have a moonblade, but the talisman, which works a bit different)

Geimiedefher was struggling for air when suddenly a familiar hand pulled at him. Draven came into view demanding the vial with the ointment that would heal the tree. The runemaster was being shaken up and down and to and fro like a baby’s rattler, and when he let go of the vial it was in a clumsy effort. Draven was equally unlucky, having to dodge a vine the moment Geim let go. He missed the potion and it fell on the floor. Luckily enough, the floor was muddy and the vial didn’t break.
Draven bent down, picked it up, and disappeared from sight.

Elessarae looked at the dead body of Aluwego. Then her eyes darted to comrade, who was close to death. Then her attention was caught by Wolf’s moaning. There was so much suffering around her, and for a second, panic gripped her.

Quilanday was more battle hardy and she dashed into action. She noted how Thondrek had left for the wounded lizard, so she would take on the other one. With a quick step she was upon the creature and had her rapier buried deep inside its flank. The lizard drew in a raspy breath, and snapped at her but missed.

Then it was Malius’ turn to mingle in the battle, and he chose to aid Thondrek. It was better to get rid of the wounded lizard while it was still suffering, rather than give it a chance to get back to its full health. Well, getting back to full health would not be possible anyway while Thondrek was on him, but the ranger could definitely make a difference. His aim was perfect, and the arrow shot inches past the Khord’s beard, but penetrated the lizard’s neck so heavily that it spasmed before turning to the battle again.

The tree grabbed Geim even more tight, and more of its branches found their way around him. He was now being squeezed by three vines, and breathing became harder and harder. Pressure on his chest increased, and now his hands were ensnared as well. Life was slipping from him fast, and he felt he began to lose consciousness. Something had to happen soon, or he would surely get killed by this tree.

Another vine grabbed Draven, even though he was invisible. It swung around him and even though he resisted, it took him in a grapple and ensnared him fully. He too felt his ribs crushed and saw even more vines approach eagerly.

Alyssia had been looking for an open spot. When Quilanday darted forward and stepped to the side, she found the time was right. Channeling a magic power through her body, she released her Goddess’ wrath upon the distorted creature. When she spoke the word was that she realized that even though this lizard was close, it had no sound barrier like the other one.
The blue bolt struck hard, and the lizard shivered and twisted under the impact. But when the strike had faded, it was still standing, smoldering and steaming, more angry than ever.

(OOC: I don’t want to rush you guys, but something really needs to be done to help Geim, because he will die if this continues for another round. Second, most of you have taken a LOT of damage, and are about to get some more. Heal while you still can. Also, Loda and Elessar both didn’t get an action, and I didn’t get anything from Geim other than dropping the vial. That costs lives in this situation. Remember that in Audalis there is no resurrecting the dead.)

Posted on 2008-04-05 at 11:16:03.

Topic: Upcoming Movies
Subject: good topic!

I'm looking forward to these:

-The Dark Knight
-Hellboy II !!!!!!
-Hancock (yeah, I know...)

And apparently 'Watchmen' is the thing to look forward to, but I haven't heard a lot about it myself.

And though the Incredible Hulk has the promising presence of Edward Norton, I don't know if it will be better than Hulk (I really like Ang Lee's version).

Posted on 2008-04-04 at 16:54:53.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: infuriated!!!

Yep, I'm definately infuriated

Not at all, but I had Percy make a Bluff check which didn't convince everybody gathered. Anyway... you won't be lynched now

Posted on 2008-04-03 at 17:37:32.

Topic: You Filthy Little Thief!!!
Subject: close call

Outside Courthouse
Stout Galius Square

~Positive Tide is normal
~Negative Tide is rising

Beinsel’s appearance meant a second drastic change in the situation. The bard used his charm to the fullest, and calmed the whispering and the tension in the crowd. The guards also seemed taken aback by the apparent control the charismatic man took over the situation and the confidence in which he did it.

The tones of the lute sounded clear and relaxing. The boy shuddered suddenly, and opened his eyes under a gasp of his father. Healing was a rare sight to the common folk. A miracle had just happened under their very eyes, overshadowing the tragic events.
As in a trance, the father let Percifeer grab his son and hug him close. He was so stunned that he did not object. But when the sorceress pointed her finger through the crowd, and gazes followed her direction, the mood passed. She had chosen the wrong person to blame, for Pio’s knighthood was evident. And military service and honour are held in high esteem in all of Drannon. Eyes darted back at her, though hate had been diminished by doubt. The boy’s father was not so easily deluded though, and he snatched his boy from Percifeer’s grasp. He looked at the woman before him in an angry glare.

“Leave us alone now!”

“Well, sir, we’ll deal with this now.” One of the guards said. He smiled thinly at Percifeer and stretched out a hand. “Come with us please, miss. We’ll clear up what exactly happened here.”
Though the man was obviously not addressing her in a hostile manner, it was clear to the sorceress that his nice approach could change if she attempted anything foolish.
He peered over the crowd until he spotted Pio. He beckoned for the knight to gather around too.
"I think it's best if you join us, sir."

Beinsel got an appreciating handshake from the other guard, and people in the crowd started coming his way too, hoping to get a glimpse of attention from the man who performed such a miracle. Of course the boy had not been dead yet, but many were convinced that the bard had returned the kid from the hands of the Gods. Here was a hero, and it made them forget the Sebarter Family and the Archives completely.

Posted on 2008-04-03 at 17:34:35.
Edited on 2008-04-03 at 17:39:55 by Almerin

Topic: Happy Birthday Almerin!!!
Subject: Thanks Guys!

Thanks for all the well-wishes! I'll do my best to make it a wonderful year

And a cake with exploding candles... I'd rather have an exploding cake then

Posted on 2008-04-01 at 16:27:48.

Topic: Filthy Thief Q/A
Subject: me too

I'm waiting too, but hopefully not too long

Posted on 2008-03-31 at 15:25:46.


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