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Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: not really

haven't seen Gaslight. But since we're talking movies:

-Who are everybody's favorite directors? or do you even know about directors in the first place?

I'll list some:

Tim Burton (top of the list, no doubt)
Chris Nolan (Batman begins, but the batman link is just coincidence, really...)
Guillermo del Toro
Alfonso Cuaron (though I haven't seen much of his work yet)

Most overrated director: Steven Spielberg

Posted on 2007-04-20 at 09:51:21.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: stopped

I stopped reading Drizzt books after the first two... they got all the same in my opinion. I got tired of reading the fighting scenes. So if I hear a title like 'a thousand orcs', then I know they're all going to end up on the dark elf's blades. Possibly even in one big battle

It's been a long time since I read those books anyway... so I wouldn't know the answer to your new question. My last guess was pretty good though *YAY*

Posted on 2007-04-18 at 12:19:28.

Topic: Getting to know you
Subject: hmm

Gary Oldman
Johnny depp
John Hurt
William Dafoe
Jake Gyllenhaal
Kevin Bacon
Edward Norton
Sandra Bullock (when she's not comedic)
Natalie Portman
Jennifer Conelly

Posted on 2007-04-17 at 20:02:11.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: ehm

Gruumsh? I really have no idea, or perhaps it's an orcish priest of some sorts... hmmmm

Posted on 2007-04-17 at 15:52:41.

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

Alright, so there is no need for further purchases.

I'm curious to see how the conversation between Vesper and Tann will work out. Also, nobody replied to Tobin's absense yet.

Posted on 2007-04-15 at 09:49:48.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: hmmmm

I too have no idea... perhaps another question? Unless somebody knows what the yoyo does?

Posted on 2007-04-15 at 09:12:00.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: That's alright

Now the site is available again, I believe it's a good time for all of you to post

Perhaps you've missed my update last week?

anyways... I'm not capable of updating until I've had some replies to Tobin leaving the party, or any ideas on stuff to buy before you leave Khordal.

Posted on 2007-04-14 at 09:00:40.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: so the new q

so the new question is?

Posted on 2007-04-07 at 14:27:09.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: hehe lol

No Greenleaf, you were not set up.

THIS should be the equasion according to the text:

2x 200 = 400
2x 100 = 200
3x 25 = 75
1x 100 = 100

Hope that clears your mind

Posted on 2007-04-07 at 09:36:05.

Topic: **Noldaria*Final War**
Subject: that's our business

“State you business, sirs.”

Elandor looked at the guard before him and then back at the two Griffon statues they just passed.

“Don’t you agree that those eyes look remarkably real? Those Griffon eyes? I felt like they were watching me. Isn’t that strange?”

He looked back a final time, and with great difficulty put his attention upon the man with questions.

“I am Elandor Underhood, and this is my good companion Orion and HIS companion Scourge. He may look a little scary but underneath those feathers lays a heart of gold. We are three souls looking to do good for a little money. The best place to find honourable quests would seem the strong forces of the guards, wouldn’t you agree?”

He grinned at the guard.

“Perhaps you have a senior officer that would be interested in my ways of stealth and my companions’ ways of magic and strength?”

Posted on 2007-04-06 at 09:27:47.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: short is no probl

Shortness is no problem in conversation, indeed. As long as you invoke a reaction. And you did, btw.

EARLY Updates for everybody!

oh, and I updated your general equipment list in the very first post of this Q/A.

Posted on 2007-04-06 at 08:50:34.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: the Aerie, and the reward

Maelamin Kingdom
Side-branch of Rilma Duin
26th day of the 7th month: Pfier
10:32 am

Elessarae turned away from the young moonhorse. She was on a mission and could not be distracted for too long. Already she had suffered a loss of time and magical healing. It soothed her to know she had granted rest to a spirit of the forest though.

She lead Gharion back to the stream. As they reached the waters he grabbed a hold of the lower leaves of a tasty looking plant, and started nibbling on them. When Elessar made a move to step on his back once more he peered over her shoulder and stopped his munching.
Behind them stood the young moonhorse. It was looking straight at the bladesinger, but its gaze did not betray any specific thoughts.

Time was still running, so Elessar mounted her steed, gazed a silent farewell to the youngling and urged Gharion to speed up. It wasn’t long before she heard the fall of hooves in the water behind them. The moonhorse was following.

(OOC: should you try to do anything about him following you, you will find that he is extremely stubborn and that he will follow you no matter what.)

The radiant stream soon branched together with other flows and finally formed into a river that gurgled and swirled its way through the sylvari lands. The Rilma Duin. A river so bright it seemed to be formed of light. The Aerie of the High King couldn’t be that much further.

And indeed, a few hours later she saw the first towers rise above the tree tops; white architecture, blanketed by green ivy lead in beautiful patterns. Gradually the city grew before Elessar. First came the treehouses and the huts hidden beneath thick growth. Soon the first wooden taverns and stables rose from the earth, as organic and natural as the forest itself. Then followed the white stone buildings, and minutes later, after passing a city-wall of privets, she found the bases of the first towers. They rose higher and higher, some shaped like trees, the purest display of elven masonry. The high King, Elessar knew, would be found inside the highest tower in the centre of this city. But she wasn’t looking for a king. She was looking for her parents.

(OOC: you are very free to play out the meeting with your parents and where they are in this city. BUT, the moonhorse follows you anywhere. If you go into a building, he will wait outside for you to return. If the opening is big enough, he will even try to enter. Have fun! )

Khordal Kingdom
Warrens of Caelbo
Granitefingers Residence
23rd day of the 7th month: Pfier
6:25 pm

The remains of the meal were being taken away by servants, and only the mugs for ale and the words in their mouths filled the table. As conversation died away, either by satisfactory mesmerizing, or uncomfortable pondering, Draven spoke up. His inquiry about their reward was one most of them had been thinking about. They were adventurers after all.

Guland welcomed his question with a hearty laugh.
“Ah!! But of course! Where are my manners, hehe. As I see it, you’ll be on your way for about two months. It will cost you 2 and a half weeks on foot to cross the elven forest, and find the city of Chakranna. If we count about three weeks for searching… yes… I think 2 months will get you back here. I will reward you greatly. As you may know my wares are famous for their embedded gems. We enhance the magic of an item, mostly weapons might I add, with special gems.”

He peered around the table to see if all of them understood what he was saying.
“If you return with good information: knowledge, lore, items, even the skull of a chakrandrum, I will embed a powerful gem in your weapons. On top of that I’ll give you 1500 gold pieces, half of which you get beforehand. I suppose that’s generous enough for you?”

“Now, if you get me ANY information concerning the Chakran Portal and how to revive its power, I will double the gold. No…. I will triple the gold!”

Later that night they were all brought to private rooms. The beds were soft and luxurious. The next morning brought them hot water for bathing, a simple breakfast without a sign of Guland, and a servant hauling a backpack their way.

“Mr Granitefingers wanted you to have this. He apologizes for not being here when you leave, but he is a busy man.”

The backpack contained rations for two weeks worth of travelling, and a pouch with two gems worth 200 GP each, two gems worth 100 GP each, three gems worth 25 GP each, and 100 GP in ‘change’. Another small pouch held a single yellow crystal, with a small papyrus wrapped around it. On it was a short incantation that hinted that this was a magical gem that would light their way in the dark tunnels of Chakranna.

(OOC: You’ll be leaving the Granitefingers residence now. You have money, and Khordal is a city where anything is for sale. If you desire to buy something before you go on your trip, please converse in the Q/A. It will be long before you find another spot where everything is available. )

Posted on 2007-04-06 at 08:24:52.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: You know it!!!

U-huh! We're in - you know it!!
And we're number 7!!! YAY!!

Posted on 2007-04-05 at 17:28:57.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - Q/A
Subject: nothing?

Just one post, and not even from a member of the actual group?

I expected slightly more input

Posted on 2007-04-04 at 12:37:16.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: yes

right you are!

According to the Gold Wyrm's list, we have 19 votes and 5 stars. That should WELL be enough to get in the die rollers top. Perhaps somebody should mail the people of that site?


Oh, alright. I'll do it.

Posted on 2007-04-04 at 12:35:37.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: ja hoor

yes, right!

Posted on 2007-04-03 at 17:52:57.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: nope

It never shows up immediately, but it looks like the whole counting has been reset. That means that we need to get posting... ALL of us need to get posting, so that tomorrow we will be in the top 10 again

Posted on 2007-04-02 at 19:04:46.

Topic: DND Trivia Game
Subject: oh goody goody

*does a dance*

new question:
What type of breath weapon does a blue dragon use?

Posted on 2007-04-02 at 15:40:07.

Topic: (least) Favorite Character Death
Subject: ooooohhhhhhh this one:

A friend of mine has a habit of getting himself and others in trouble because of his decisions. They are crazy because of his inventiveness, and his insecurity with the rules.
One time in a Ravenloft campaign I was DMing, he and another player were facing off against a zombie in some back alley. The other player, a fighter rogue, got injured seriously, and my friend decided to go headbutt the zombie. He got slammed unconscious and the fighter rogue died. the funny thing is: he was playing a cleric and could've easily turned the zombie with his divine powers.
The fighter rogue later came back to haunt him and the party because of that.

another time he was playing a druid of higher level, and we were facing a powerful wizard. He decided it was a good idea to use his wildshape ability.
First he shaped into a bird and hovered above the wizard. Next, he transformed into an ox to plummet into the wizard. Unfortunately he Missed, and killed himself with the impact. It was fun though

Posted on 2007-03-31 at 16:54:59.

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

It's saturday, and my update is in.

I hope all of you can get a post in. The conversation isn't over, but I moved things a little further, so that there is more of an option to post, rather than just replies.

Posted on 2007-03-31 at 11:11:49.

Topic: The Chakran Portal - an Adventure in Audalis
Subject: moonhorse and Guland on elves

Maelamin Kingdom
Side-branch of Rilma Duin
26th day of the 7th month: Pfier
10:19 am

It was a daring move that Elessarae performed next. She was determined to silence the owl hovering over the moonhorse and stop its demonic gibberish. Aided by her song, she darted forward and placed a hand on the moonhorse. The animal tried to back off, not used to the alien touch of humanoids. Still, the bladesinger had a firm grip.
But by making this move, she had neglected the other two owls. One was hurt badly, and could not move fast enough to take advantage of the situation. The other one, healthy and enraged, dove in to sank its talons deep into her leg.

The pain was bad, but Elessar finished her jump, sword held high and point straight forward. With a firm thrust in midair she caught the gibbering owl off guard, and skewered it with her blade. The flow of words died abruptly, and was replaced by a choking cough. Then the lights in the eyes of the creature went out, and the bladesinger slammed into the mud. She rolled on and held her blade in front of her, the dead owl still stuck on its metal. Her low view showed the moonhorse in its powerful glory. It was panting heavily, and pulled its stuck leg. Otherwise the animal was calm.
The two shades suddenly rose from behind its flank and Elessar called forth the light of the river, to aid her in cleansing this spot of the shadows of evil. Although the owls were too far from her to be dazzled by her spell, the stream itself seemed to enhance its radiance for a moment, and they fled into the woods.

Moments later, Elessarae was standing near the moonhorse. Within seconds she had cut the roots and freed the animal. She then healed herself, using three charges of her wand. Then she went to the moonhorse, to relief it of its wounds. But now the animal was free, and it backed away from the wand. Instead it turned, and walked into the woods slowly. As it left the swampy area it halted, and looked back. There it waited for the bladesinger to follow.

(Assuming that you DO follow: )
The horse guided Elessar through a part of the forest with thick growth and short trees. A little later they both entered a small grove, and there stood a small moonhorse, a young teen in human or elven counting. The elder moonhorse moved to its child and softly pushed its nose against the youngling’s head. A minute went by, and suddenly the mother withdrew and moved out of the grove, without looking back.

Khordal Kingdom
Warrens of Caelbo
Granitefingers Residence
23rd day of the 7th month: Pfier
6:17 pm

Guland thought for a moment about the idea of contacting the elves. He stroked his beard and looked around the table, though it was obvious he didn’t really see his dinner companions.

“Yes,” he finally whispered, and then stronger: “Yes. Alright, I will contact the elves. But I will not tell the goal of our mission. I will not share your destination, and neither will any of you, should you encounter any of them. I’ll let them think you are escorting my merchandise to a small human settlement on the other side of their kingdom.”

He looked them all in the eye as he stuffed his mouth with bread. He nodded softly as he gulped hard.

“We must not tell them the real reason, for they will either try to stop you, or want a share, in return for safe passage. I trust that none of you will open up to them. They are not as honourable as you would perceive them to be.”

He motioned for the food on the table.
“You have hardly eaten anything. Please, you must not have had a decent meal in some time.”

And with that, the conversation about their venturing seemed to be closed. Guland informed on their previous escapades, he answered a few questions himself, and insisted they stay in his guest-rooms for that evening. The following day, they were expected to leave Khordal to start their journey.

(OOC: speeding things up a bit once more. If there’s anything you want to really know, post them, and I’ll give you answers in the Q/A. If nothing special is required by any of you, we will be off by my next post.)

Posted on 2007-03-31 at 11:03:22.

Topic: DND Trivia Game

Wow, it's been really really long ago that I've done anything like that. But it could be the 'Skills and Powers' book, using an Alaghi as a fighter. Those things kill!!
I don't know about unarmed damage, but I used two 2-handed swords, with a bunch of fighting styles that I don't remember, and he kicked butt.

Tell me if I'm anywhere near the correct answer.

Also: Let's try to keep the questions Singular. That way there's only one answer, and no back-and-forth posting about extras. You can always make a new question out of those.

Posted on 2007-03-30 at 17:53:11.
Edited on 2007-03-30 at 17:55:26 by Almerin

Topic: (least) Favorite Character Death
Subject: (least) Favorite Character Death

In the row of Gaming Surveys about your characters:

How did you characters die?

And of course, tell us how you felt about this death. Were you happy to get rid of the character, were you angry at your DM, etc etc.

I'll start with an example myself.
I was playing a halfling druid in a 3.5 tabletop campaign. We were after a group of demon worshippers, and found their hide-out. In the midst of their evil ritual we came in and fought really hard. One of our companions already died, when my halfling was caught between several evil bad guys. Some of the others already chose to surrender, but not my druid. She would not surrender.
Normally I would have no problem surrendering to 'save' a character. But somehow I didn't feel like that was the thing for this character (not that I was bored with her or something.)
So when the halfling was almost dead, she called a flamestrike on top of herself and her attackers. I had hoped that the bad guys would die, and thus save my companions. But my halfling died, and none of the bad guys did. That really sucked. But it still felt like a glorious death

Posted on 2007-03-28 at 12:50:10.

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

The water is at the most 3 feet deep, but you're standing on the muddy edge, and your footing is soppy at worst.

The owl that you hit with your sword looks pretty bad, as far as you can see. Of course, they are hard to judge since they are already distorted compared to normal owls.

Positions of owls: the arrow-pierced owl is hovering as best as it can above the moonhorse.

Hope that helps you clear up the picture

Posted on 2007-03-27 at 17:54:06.

Topic: Vote for the Inn
Subject: and

and...... we're 16! Let's try not to go down any further. Keep voting!

Posted on 2007-03-25 at 18:46:32.


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