Day 1 - Khaaven.   Posted by eXilion DM.Group: 0
eXilion DM
 GM, 56 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 17:08
Day 1 - Khaaven
Your perspective warps out to nothingness and then back to pure soft white light.  Before you see anything, you hear people chatting and laughing, the sound of a fountain, birds chirping, and the clang of metal on metal.

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 an empty suit, almost as if someone had dressed an invisible mannequin in rich black fabrics tailored to a style you cannot quite place.  A soothing British voice emanates from where the head should be, "Ah, Mr. Khaaven, so glad you could join us.  Welcome to Arcadia, Eden of the Third Sector.  I am to be your Caretaker for the next 30 minutes.  You may call me Roger or whatever name suits your fancy.  Now, first things first, we must install your Summoning Crystal - please let me know if you would like it on your head, heart, or hand."
Daniel T.
 Khaaven, 65 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 17:16
Day 1 - Khaaven
"Heart will be good ty"
eXilion DM
 GM, 57 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 17:19
Day 1 - Khaaven
You feel a brief searing pain in your upper left chest and then nothing.  A quick peek under your clothing and you find an American quarter sized crystal embedded in your chest.  It is a dull blue and cool to the touch.

Roger continues, "Now, that is that and I am certain you have questions for me.  Best get them out before you leave us."

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:24, Tue 07 Feb 2017.

Daniel T.
 Khaaven, 66 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 17:25
Day 1 - Khaaven
"So this is my Eden, arcadia.   What are the boundaries of the Eden. Can I have things crafted or built by others in the game while I am out of the game.What are these crystals for a type of game currency."
eXilion DM
 GM, 59 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 17:39
Day 1 - Khaaven
"Arcadia's boundaries vary as needed, however at this time the town is set to host up to 10,000 inhabitants comfortable.  The surrounding wildscape is roughly the size of Rhode Island.  Beyond the Honorgate to the far north are the Badlands, but I would recommend that you avoid them until you have garnered more strength and some trustworthy compatriots."

To your left, you see an armored warrior chop the head off of a leather wearing elf.  The corpse (and head) starts to fade away within a few seconds, leaving nothing but a bloodstain and a cheering crowd.

Roger continues, unfazed, "Items can be crafted at any crafting table situated around town.  Once you have accessed the table, simply choose a job, and logout or switch over to a new PC.  As long as the original PC is unused it will pass time crafting per the game rules, at rate of 250 Shards per day."

"Shards are the currency of the Crystal Realms, one Shard has the equivalent value of one silver piece in the Fifth Edition of Dungeons and Dragons.  One hundred Shards can be merged together into a Cube with conscious will, making their transport fairly simple."
Daniel T.
 Khaaven, 68 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 18:01
Day 1 - Khaaven
"My other two PC'S are they required to go through a test like I just completed. or just start here? Are we required to log out in certain places or anywhere. How can I find more information on this belt I found?"

How many shards do I have from my share from the test.
eXilion DM
 GM, 60 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 18:26
Day 1 - Khaaven
"Your other Player Characters are simply aspects of yourself.  You have already endured the Trial and need not do so again."

"You can log out any place you wish, however be aware that the process takes thirty seconds to complete.  You are completely vulnerable during the log out, so it is best not to do so while threatened."

"That belt is a Shield Device, once a charged Potentia is installed within the socket you can use it to activate a short term personal force field."

Daniel T.
 Khaaven, 69 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 21:10
Day 1 - Khaaven
'Where can we sell gear like this belt at? Where can we find work or bounty missions for things to kill? Is there player housing so our three characters can store and share mundane gear if they so desire.?


OOC how much shards do I have as we all took some from tutorial run in our own pouches.
eXilion DM
 GM, 63 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 21:28
Day 1 - Khaaven
"There are non-Player merchants located throughout the city and no doubt some Players may be interested in purchasing such a Device."

"At this time, work for hire or bounty missions are not available.  I suggest you travel the town and the wildscape if you are interested in adventuring."

"Player housing is first come, first serve.  At this time all of the housing on the Plaza has been reserved for those who defeat the Trial, however there is still plenty available throughout the town."


[DM: I looked through thread posts and couldn't find one where the Shards were split up.  The group had 2,000 altogether, so it would make sense that you have one fifth of them.]
Daniel T.
 Khaaven, 70 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 21:39
Day 1 - Khaaven
" are there monsters or adventures to be had within the saftey of the Eden? Looks like it would be best for me to start to explore? What type of cost in shards does housing cost?  Where would be the best place to start if I wanted to sell the Belt and what is it's value?
eXilion DM
 GM, 65 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 21:48
Day 1 - Khaaven
"Yes, you can find many forms of adventure within the towns and wildscape of the Eden.  Please be aware that you will be unable to attain more experience in an Eden after you have reached third level on a Player Character.  Additional levels can only be attained in the Badlands and beyond."

"Honestly, your best bet is to make friends, ideally reliable and powerful ones.  You will need them if you ever hope to pass the Honorgate and return alive."

"Housing is free, every Player is allowed to claim one Domicile per Eden.  Domiciles can be improved traditionally, magically, and via future quest rewards."

"A Shield Device has a market price of 1,000 Shards; you should be able to get 500 from a non-Player merchant, however I suspect you might be able to get far more from a Player."

Daniel T.
 Khaaven, 71 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 21:54
Day 1 - Khaaven
"Can you direct me to how to reach the edge of the wildscape so that i can explorre and hunt?
eXilion DM
 GM, 66 posts
Tue 7 Feb 2017
at 23:16
Day 1 - Khaaven
"We are literally in the center of town, so pick a direction and walk.  There is unclaimed forest to the north, plains to the east and west, and you can follow a river to the ocean if you head south."

"Please keep in mind that you have 15 minutes left before your time runs out.  I recommend that you lay claim to a Domicile before you log out."


[DM: Arcadia has an Italian mountain village feel to it, google it to get an idea of what I mean.  Feel free to describe your own housing, it is likely a door built into a beautiful townhouse if you want something close to the Plaza.  The farther out you go, the more creative you can be.  Inside of the house is fairly simple, three rooms that serve your design.]