OOC Chat.   Posted by The Shadow.Group: 0
The Shadow
 GM, 559 posts
Sat 28 Aug 2010
at 20:40
OOC Chat
You know the drill folks, OCC stuff in here please.
Bonivant
 player, 1 post
Fri 3 Sep 2010
at 18:45
Re: OOC Chat
In reply to The Shadow (msg #1):

Hi everyone!

Just wondering what the party composition was like?  What professions people are going for?  I haven't quite decided yet see, so was looking for some inspiration.
Kathryn
 player, 171 posts
 Sidhe Companion
 Wind-user
Fri 3 Sep 2010
at 20:32
Re: OOC Chat
Elementalist, though I don't know if I'm staying Kathryn. Ehe.
Pierdan
 player, 1 post
Fri 3 Sep 2010
at 20:37
Re: OOC Chat
I'm a... *cough* scout, yeah. That's what I  am. A scout.
>.>
<.<
But really I'm an Assassin.
Sounds like there's two of us, too.
The Shadow
 GM, 560 posts
Fri 3 Sep 2010
at 20:41
Re: OOC Chat
Yes I know they are supposed to be rare but they came as a pair :)

Kathryn is a refugee from the last game I ran in this slot, hope you decide to stick around :)
Bonivant
 player, 2 posts
Fri 3 Sep 2010
at 22:28
Re: OOC Chat
In reply to The Shadow (msg #5):

LOL! Campaign set in Pagan Mountains!  An Elementalist and 2 Assassins!  Sounds like a Clan Harbinger outing to me :0)

Perhaps I should be a Mystic Hermit from the mountains, half mad with spiritualism!?!

Kathryn, are you the Druidic type?
Kathryn
 player, 172 posts
 Sidhe Companion
 Wind-user
Fri 3 Sep 2010
at 23:55
Re: OOC Chat
I have no idea.

I'm pretty clueless when it comes to the setting of the game... the rules... well.

Lets just say that this game is the first I ever heard of it.
Soleajk the Hand
 player, 1 post
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 00:29
Re: OOC Chat
Hi all! :D

I am the other Ass around here...:D So hello there!
Bonivant
 player, 3 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 07:57
Re: OOC Chat
In reply to Soleajk the Hand (msg #8):

Ha ha!  Rolled some good stat first time, them rolled again and got crap!

Right, I'll be a Barbarian I think..
The Shadow
 GM, 561 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 08:03
Re: OOC Chat
Kathryn, the rules are fairly similar to basic D&D, except you need to make an armour bypass roll after hitting and weapons do fixed damage.

The setting (which is very good) is much more medieval earth than D&D. Magic is feared (burn the witch!), there is one religion (Christianity in all but name) but no clerical magic, and non-humans are very rare and mistrusted.
Kathryn
 player, 173 posts
 Sidhe Companion
 Wind-user
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 09:45
Re: OOC Chat
Does sound awesome, especially since I'm playing one of those feared and hated magic users... ehe.

Need to research the socio-political boundaries though. >>
Bonivant
 player, 4 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 12:57
Re: OOC Chat
In reply to Kathryn (msg #11):

There is an offical structured 'druidic/elemtalist' society in Glissom (North Ellesland), with many other elementalist being 'accepted' in places like Ereworn and Cornumbria.  The Pagan mountains is covered by all these domains anyway.

You may only need to be descrete in mainsteam Albion (central/southerm Ellesland) where you may get chased uip a tree and set fire to if you are too 'DnD'!
Soleajk the Hand
 player, 2 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 13:12
Re: OOC Chat
Bonivant:
There is an offical structured 'druidic/elemtalist' society in Glissom (North Ellesland), with many other elementalist being 'accepted' in places like Ereworn and Cornumbria.  The Pagan mountains is covered by all these domains anyway.


Really? There's an actual society of elementalists in Glissom? Wow...never heard of that before...:O

Also, I thought that "witchcraft" practitioners are common in Ereworn but they are feared and hated by the common populace...

I do know that elementalists are an accepted, though still uncommon, part of many barbarian societies, eg in Mercania. They function as tribe shamans and medicine men/women.
Pierdan
 player, 2 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 15:32
Re: OOC Chat
Elementalists are druid types yes. As for Glissom, I don't know about the kingdom as a whole, I don't remember any real Elementalist society there (been some time since I went through Prince of Darkness) but there is a village where the folks are very close to Elementalism and have ties with Elves.

In general, however, magic is feared and mistrusted. Sorcery moreso than anything else, but the ignorant peasants couldn't tell the difference between types of magic. I guess the advantage the Elementalists have is that they work with the natural elements. IF they are subtle with their casting, they can just chalk it up to nature.

The one thing that is official is that Pagan Mountains is one of the possible origins for an Elementalist on the background table.

I still wouldn't cast a spell in front of a bunch of people unless really necessary, though. ^^

All in all, there is very little in terms of an "official" stand as to where and how magic users are viewed. It all boils down to GM decision and interpretation.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:33, Sat 04 Sept 2010.

The Shadow
 GM, 562 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 15:40
Re: OOC Chat
Folks, any of you know what the river is called than runs by Criggen Varras in Cornumbria??
Bonivant
 player, 5 posts
Sat 4 Sep 2010
at 15:55
Re: OOC Chat
Pierdan:
Elementalists are druid types yes. As for Glissom, I don't know about the kingdom as a whole, I don't remember any real Elementalist society there (been some time since I went through Prince of Darkness) but there is a village where the folks are very close to Elementalism and have ties with Elves.


You are quite right sir, but in the new version of Prince of Darkness (DW 1.1 by Magnus Opus), Glissom is described as a kind of Theocracy.  Although a Kingdom, with a King, there is a High Council comprised of mostly Elementalists.  There is an offical state College which teaches Elementalism, and being one gains you much quodos.  Moreover, if you haven't qualified from this college, and paid your subs etc, your not regarded as a proper elemtalist.
Pierdan
 player, 3 posts
Mon 6 Sep 2010
at 04:53
Re: OOC Chat
I'm pretty sure that this river has not been officially given a name, as no adventure take place in that corner of Ellesland. The city being an important one and close to it, I would assume it was named after the river in some fashion, but that's just a hunch.

@Bonivant
Very interesting! I have the book, but haven't been through all of it, as I didn't expect much difference from the original and bought it mostly for the three purposes of collection, preservation of the first version and encouragement of the new line.
I am now interested in studying it more. :)
The Shadow
 GM, 563 posts
Mon 6 Sep 2010
at 16:09
Re: OOC Chat
Thanks for the info Pierdan.

I have been a bit busy the last few days, for all of you waiting in PMs, I will be dealing with you all tomorrow :)
The Shadow
 GM, 564 posts
Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 16:15
Re: OOC Chat
Folks the game Intro is up. Take a look :)

I know I am straying into railroad territory, but I would prefer to have you up and adventuring as soon as possible. Once everyone is ready we will start the game at your meeting with Harald Druther.
The Shadow
 GM, 565 posts
Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 16:30
Re: OOC Chat
Folks, we have seven players so far, going to cap the group at eight.

2 assasins, 1 barbarian, 1 elementalist, the other 3 are up for grabs.

For all of you in various stages of chargen, don't worry I will be getting round to you soon :)
Pierdan
 player, 4 posts
Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 17:53
Re: OOC Chat
Well since the boss wants us up and adventuring soon, this might be a good time to talk about this "established party" thing?

If you take a look at my character description (which I need to detail more, will get to that in a moment), you'll know that he is likely the (or one of the) party scout(s). Also he's handsome and can be useful in social situations. As far as fighting goes, he can handle himself decently, but is far form a frontline type, what with his light armor and all.

He would have likely met the group by offering his services as a scout or perhaps the party came back with some every treasure chest they couldn't open and he picked the lock for them and joined them on their next expedition afterward, or something like that.
Einar Tamberskelf
 player, 6 posts
 Mercanian Barbarian
 An ugly brute of a man
Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 19:28
Re: OOC Chat
Einar (pronounced Eye-nar), description to follow, is your typical tank, meat shield, front rank Huscarl type barbarian from Mercania.  'Have axe, will travel' style of mercenary, is an obvious choice for any adventuring party.

Einar has possibly worked for the local lord in the past - to be confirmed - his talents are blunt and blatent.  Einar is motivated by blood and gold.

Oh, he's ugly too, with a nsty facial scar (now fully healed) plus other fighter wear and tear...