OOC: Echoes of what's come before.   Posted by Segev Stormlord.Group: 0
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 1 post
Tue 11 Jan 2011
at 01:39
OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Welcome, players and characters from Exal: Heroes of Creation! We will be getting this show back on the road, with a time-skip of a bit over a year. The game will be resuming in the height of the growing season: Resplendent Earth, and that means most of you have some downtime.

If you want a private thread to discuss it, let me know, otherwise, we'll talk about what people did in their downtime here. Who worked with who, who discovered what... I'll probably make an IC post or two to summarize this stuff when it's decided.

To remind everybody, most of the PCs first met more than a year ago when Zhi-Lung would not halt his deluge of rain upon the helpless township of Zhed. The Exalts spoke with him, and agreed to retrieve his wife from the Fair Folk. The mysterious representative of the Fivescore Fellowship (apparently a cabal of self-policing gods) even promised to put in a good word for Zhi-Lung's transfer to a job more to his liking, thanks to the divinity's cooperation.

In route to complete this minor quest, the Exalted were beset by wyld barbarians. Since they're still around to be re-gathered a year or more hence, they obviously survived!

What have they been up to in the meantime...?
Fallen Blossom
 player, 1 post
Tue 11 Jan 2011
at 11:55
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #1):

So, did we rescue Zhi-Lung's wife successfully?
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 2 posts
Tue 11 Jan 2011
at 14:35
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
In reply to Fallen Blossom (msg #2):

Yes, you did! She wasn't even too terribly dream-eaten. The Fair Folk had her in a lofty tower, and one of their number was playing the role of a "wicked crone." It wasn't quite clear why the crone wanted the "princess" captured as she did, but it was convincing at the time.

Nevertheless, she got back to her husband safe and sound. Well, mostly. She'll certainly be sound with a little loving care, and Zhi-Lung seemed thrilled to see her again.
Aya
 player, 1 post
Tue 11 Jan 2011
at 15:36
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Ah, wonderful. Nibbles and bubbly all around.

I'll have a post up on activities, I'll need to cross check with K and ED.
Sevastian
 player, 1 post
 Dragon-Blooded
 Water
Tue 11 Jan 2011
at 18:17
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
All signed up and ready to rock.
Beatrix LeSchaye
 player, 1 post
Tue 11 Jan 2011
at 18:40
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
The butler has arrived; it is now officially a party.
Fallen Blossom
 player, 2 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 00:58
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Have I been outed as an Infernal or did I manage to keep my anima banner from popping?

Did we split up or stay around each other after we saved Zhi-Lung's wife?
Merlin
 player, 1 post
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 01:02
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
In reply to Fallen Blossom (msg #7):

WOOOT.

UP AND AT EM!
Fallen Blossom
 player, 3 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 02:09
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Merlin:
In reply to Fallen Blossom (msg #7):

WOOOT.

UP AND AT EM!


This tells me nothing.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 3 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 03:24
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Fallen Blossom:
Have I been outed as an Infernal or did I manage to keep my anima banner from popping?

Did we split up or stay around each other after we saved Zhi-Lung's wife?

It is up to you whether you've been outed as an infernal or not. I am quite willing to ret-con her telling the party what she was.

AS for whether you split up or not, I am assuming at least some party separation occurred, but if you want to have done things together during the downtime or want to have kept in touch, that is for you to determine amongst yourselves.

I just need to know what you want to have done. We'll establish where you've been and what hooks bring you to the game's restart point from there.
Fallen Blossom
 player, 4 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 04:23
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Segev Stormlord:
Fallen Blossom:
Have I been outed as an Infernal or did I manage to keep my anima banner from popping?

Did we split up or stay around each other after we saved Zhi-Lung's wife?

It is up to you whether you've been outed as an infernal or not. I am quite willing to ret-con her telling the party what she was.

AS for whether you split up or not, I am assuming at least some party separation occurred, but if you want to have done things together during the downtime or want to have kept in touch, that is for you to determine amongst yourselves.

I just need to know what you want to have done. We'll establish where you've been and what hooks bring you to the game's restart point from there.


I meant to Merlin and Evan and such.

Edit: And I'm Falling Blossom, not Fallen Blossom

This message was last edited by the player at 05:47, Wed 12 Jan 2011.

Segev Stormlord
 GM, 4 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 06:28
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Fallen Blossom:
Edit: And I'm Falling Blossom, not Fallen Blossom

Ack! My apologies. I have fixed it, though the old posts will remain with the incorrect name, as I can't change that without deleting them.
Merlin
 player, 2 posts
Wed 12 Jan 2011
at 13:11
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
In reply to Fallen Blossom (msg #11):

Merlin was going to go do some investigating in Nexus and work that into maybe traveling with Amerin, who can shapechange and fly around with Merlin. K-Jester started off in Nexus, so that was an easy threesome.

I have not heard back from Merbak or Daredevil on this plan as of yet.
Aya
 player, 2 posts
Thu 13 Jan 2011
at 03:19
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Talked to the Big Robot. He's a bit out of it tonight, so he'll be over here tomorrow to chat things out.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 5 posts
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 00:13
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
On the off chance it would facilitate these discussions, I have opened an IRC channel on irc.sandwich.net called #DistantEchoes

It is not required, but I figure a place to chat about the game and plans can't HURT.
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 6 posts
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 15:06
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Okay! Roll call: Who's paying attention, and who has an idea what their PC has been up to for the last year? If you aren't yet sure, are you waiting on anybody, or just not yet sure?

Is anybody waiting on anything from me, aside from "the start of the game?"

Anybody I have not heard from by the end of Saturday I will assume is "out and about" doing "generic hero stuff" for that downtime, and I'll be posting the initial IC post by Sunday evening (Central Standard Time).
Merlin
 player, 3 posts
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 15:15
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
In reply to Segev Stormlord (msg #16):

I am here, but my partners in crime are not.

Send me off to find the Zenith :-)
Evangelical Design
 player, 1 post
 Sidereal
 Serenity
Fri 14 Jan 2011
at 22:08
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Tada!  Evangelical Design is back in the game!

His plan is simple: Evan will return to Yu-Shan and stay there as long as he can.  Once he gets back, he will put in a word for our favorite rain god, and he'll even works a few strings every few days to see that the transfer goes well.  If it does, he'll "kindly" give the job away to another lesser god looking for a job.  Have to make allies, of course.

But after a couple of weeks, once everything is sorted out, he'll forget about it.  Evangelical Design will go back to his crafting, trying to make Concussive Essence Cannons and Essence Capacitors, and perhaps a daiklave.  If Sevastian needs anything, he can see about making that as well.

As for Sevastian, Evangelical Design is wouldn't know how to go about his daily life without him, so it's likely that he'll have Sevastian stay around most of the time.  He may also give Sevastian a week off every five years, which may come up around this time if the Dragon-Blooded wants to go off and do something.  Then he'll remind Sevastian that he needs to find a wife so that he can start his own family of Dragon-Blooded to serve Evangelical Design.  He intends to live to 5,000 after all, and servants are necessary.

Besides that, I'm all ready to go.  I'll be checking in daily.
Aya
 player, 3 posts
Sat 15 Jan 2011
at 00:40
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Then, I just need to check in with K. If nothing else, Aya would be moving slow. Gathering information, reading the books in her archive, things like that. No need to over-reach.
Amerin
 player, 1 post
Sat 15 Jan 2011
at 19:01
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Amerin checking in.

He will have been investigating Nexus with his buddy Merlin.
Falling Blossom
 player, 5 posts
Sat 15 Jan 2011
at 20:22
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
RL is hitting hard right now, I may have to drop out.  Sorry.
Aya
 player, 4 posts
Sat 15 Jan 2011
at 22:47
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
Awww. Sorry to hear. But, well. Worst times for it, I guess?
Segev Stormlord
 GM, 7 posts
Sun 16 Jan 2011
at 00:00
Re: OOC: Echoes of what's come before
In reply to Falling Blossom (msg #21):

I am sorry to hear that, as well. I will leave your character registered with the game; if you find later that you can and wish to rejoin, just let me know and we'll see about working you in.