Day 1 - Malik.   Posted by eXilion DM.Group: 0
eXilion DM
 GM, 150 posts
Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 17:03
Day 1 - Malik
You log off and wake up where you logged on.  Suddenly, the aches and pains of age are back.  You glance at your clock and confirm that it has been exactly one hour.
Vince X.
 Malik, 117 posts
Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 17:06
Day 1 - Malik
"Whoah now that was really realistic and painful."

Vince looks at his hand and opens his shirt to look at his chest.
He takes the torque off and makes sure to get up and stretch.
eXilion DM
 GM, 153 posts
Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 17:07
Day 1 - Malik
Your chest is as it was before, crystal-less.  You stretch and take care of your physical needs.
Vince X.
 Malik, 118 posts
Sat 25 Feb 2017
at 14:16
Day 1 - Malik
Vince heads out to get himself something to eat and take in all the things he learned in the game and what he saw while there.
eXilion DM
 GM, 159 posts
Sat 25 Feb 2017
at 16:01
Day 1 - Malik
An hour or so passes quietly as you prepare and eat some ramen and boiled eggs.  You immediately notice that the food, while filling, is bland and drab compared to the virtual buffet you just partook of - if virtual food could supply nutrition, then the farmers of the world would be in serious trouble.
Vince X.
 Malik, 119 posts
Sat 25 Feb 2017
at 16:03
Day 1 - Malik
Vince knows by now others have tried out the game and he decides to surf the web and see if anyone has started a wikki or similar.
eXilion DM
 GM, 160 posts
Sat 25 Feb 2017
at 16:13
Day 1 - Malik
You find a few introductory wiki's, however they only have previously released marketing information populating them so far.  The game has been public for roughly two hours, so it might be too early to expect anything.

A visit to a Crystal Realms sub-reddit comes up with a lot of first impressions and requests for in-game help.  Almost all of the comments are positive and there is also a lot of speculation on why the Trial was so brutal.  You also note a few AMA requests for people who actually completed it.
Vince X.
 Malik, 120 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 13:21
Day 1 - Malik
Vince checks the time to see if it is safe to dive back into the Crystal Realms.
eXilion DM
 GM, 176 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 13:46
Day 1 - Malik
Again you fall into the Crystal Realms.

Your vision comes into focus over a few seconds and you find yourself standing next to a tall blue crystal floating above the white and tan stone of a massive plaza.  You are surrounded by dozens, maybe hundreds, of various people - all of various fantastical shapes, features, colors, sizes, and dress.  While most of them are engaged in excited conversation, some are walking around and taking in the chaotic scene, some sit by one of the beautiful fountains, some are inexpertly fighting each other with weapons and magic, and a few are standing stock still with shocked expressions.  High above you sits a large white sun beaming down a pleasant warmth and far off to the right stands an enormous dead grey crystal, likely set into the exact middle of the plaza.  The smell of delicious cooked food hits just as you feel a tap on your shoulder.

You spin around and find yourself face to face with your Caretaker. "Sir Malik, welcome to the Central Plaza of Arcadia.  Here you will find anything you desire as well as the final reward for being a Victor.  Please follow me to your Domicile and feel free to ask any questions as we walk."

He guides you through the crowds of people with ease towards a large collection of plaza facing marble fronted villas.  You stop for a second when you see that Ranger from the dungeon out of the corner of your eye, but by the time you turn he has been swallowed up by the throng.
Vince X.
 Malik, 121 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 13:54
Day 1 - Malik
"Well this is nice a domicile. Oh I need to get a D-Comm device."

Malik walked along and took time to inspect the domicile.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:01, Mon 27 Feb 2017.

eXilion DM
 GM, 179 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 14:24
Day 1 - Malik
You arrive before the one of the many Domiciles that line the Plaza.  Each is adjoined to two others, but all are slightly different in style and material.  Heavy double doors bar your entrance until the Caretaker opens them with a touch.  Beyond lies darkness.

"A Victor's Domicile adapts to their needs, simply imagine what lies beyond and the it will self-create.  You are limited by your imagination and a one mile cubed area of space.  You do not need to create it all now, but try to be deliberate with your choices as they are permanent."

"Of course, you need not do anything with your Domicile at this moment.  Follow me and we will acquire your Comm-D Device."


Your Caretaker closes your Domicile doors and brings you to a merchant a few minutes away by foot.  Within you find that they sell a Belt identical to the one the Ranger took on sale for 1,000 Shards.  Also on display are a slim chrome rod called a Blaster for 3,000S, a plate sized puck 'Heater' for 1,000S, and a coaster sized crystal labelled as a 'Comm-D' for 100S.

You notice that Prak is standing nearby looking through a Comm-D at you.  Karthan is on the other side of the room looking at Devices as well.
Vince X.
 Malik, 122 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 14:37
Day 1 - Malik
Malik waves to the others, "Hello gentry !"

Malik then turns to the shop keep and checks his funds to make sure he can buy the D-comm.

If so he pays the man and asks for the D-comm. Slotting potentia into it.
eXilion DM
 GM, 181 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 14:41
Day 1 - Malik
You power up the drink coaster sized Device with a flashlight strength crystal and receive a message that it is being powered by a Rank Two Potentia and that it has 60 days of charge.  One short tutorial later and you learn that it allows for instantaneous communication between any two or more Comm-Ds.  There is a limit of six all way connections, but no limit on one way broadcasting.  Holding it over your eye allows it to act as a HUD that can delivery system information about various things as well as a mini-map and compass.  You look at your weapon and it delivers 5E statistics.  Your Caretaker shows up as 'Unnamed Caretaker NPC' and 'Servant of Malik the Warlock'.

[DM: Please post your Character Sheet under Character details, then subtract 100 Shards or 1 Cube from your Character Sheet.]
Vince X.
 Malik, 123 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 18:53
Day 1 - Malik
"I can name you correct ?" He asked while focused on his unamed caretaker.
eXilion DM
 GM, 186 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 19:07
Day 1 - Malik
"If you wish."
Vince X.
 Malik, 124 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 19:30
Day 1 - Malik
"I think I shall name you Bastiano, it's classy." Malik smiled.
Bastiano
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 19:43
Day 1 - Malik
"As you wish."
eXilion DM
 GM, 203 posts
Tue 7 Mar 2017
at 15:16
Day 1 - Malik
You log out of your second session and wake up without incident.  The Torc asks you to wait an hour before you log back in, apparently this helps prevent various health issues.
Vince X.
 Malik, 146 posts
Wed 8 Mar 2017
at 15:18
Day 1 - Malik
Vince puts on some biofreeze for his muscles and stretches a bit. Watching some tv before logging back in once the hour brake is up.