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Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 17:43
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To be continued...
Eri Sato
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Tue 5 Nov 2019
at 21:54
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So Eri was still pretty new when all this went down so as long as you give me an idea of what is expected I'm cool to start anywhere. Just let me know if you need any specifics from me :)
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Wed 6 Nov 2019
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I was thinking of two possible starting points.

Either the Silver Forest and back to the quest line you were on or farther to the west and dealing with the feudal minor lords and some more classical type of adventure.
Uriel
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Wed 6 Nov 2019
at 15:05
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I think I'd prefer the second option unless there are strenuous objections from the crowd. I never really understood what our quest was.

@DM: Making some tweaks, and I think I'd like a name change. Can you rename Uriel to Berrian Sylvaranth, please and thanks?
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Wed 6 Nov 2019
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Done!
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Thu 7 Nov 2019
at 14:22
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Thanks! I've not had time to deal with this yet but I'll get there ;)
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Sun 10 Nov 2019
at 03:20
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Good to go.

Happy to pick up again as you like. Just an FYI I'm going to Disney with the kids next week, leaving Tuesday. I may get the odd phone post in but for the most part I will not be following until I get back.
Kharash
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Sun 10 Nov 2019
at 13:33
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Uriel:
I never really understood what our quest was.

I think this is an important point. I think it should be clear for everyone what our goal is. Although I must apologize for derailing our trip last time. We had a goal and I steered away from it a bit..

I'd like our adventure/goal to be related to one of the factions we were dealing with before. We've obviously gotten into contact with some of the Orders already, and exploring them further sounds pretty cool. If this also means getting to see some of the background groups (silver elves for example) that makes it even more interesting. I'm also happy to see more of the Eyes of Yggdrasil, but that's of course very centered around Kharash only :P
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Tue 12 Nov 2019
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Posted a fresh start. I made a decision to remove us from the Silver Forest and further west to the Plains of Krieghold. This portion of the campaign will be just as open, but more focused on the interactions of the different factions and orders but with a more classic DnD style for adventures.
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 10:17
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So where do we sit with Grunt?

Given grunt's size and the amount of time we've spent with him as his porter, I assume we have some sort of routine established here?

I doubt we just wander from place to place with the thought "we'll figure it out when we get there."

Well, Griswold probably would, but the wiser ones amongst us would have thought ahead, I'm sure.

Perhaps we have some sort of oversized tent for him, or made advanced booking at a place with appropriate accommodation (an inn with stables, a barn, etc)? Also, depending on how famous the guild is, people might have heard about him ahead of time?
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Mon 18 Nov 2019
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You can treat Grunt as more of a mascot type NPC. His size has made him a signature part of your group, so most nobles have likely heard of you because of him. He is too innocent for combat since his rehabilitation, so unless someone directly threatens you, he will stay sidelined. As for accommodations, Grunt sleeps under a super heavy tarp. He likes it that way and doesnít mind the rain. In the past, youíve been able to find a barn or stable that he can sleep in during bad weather. He is a big fan of horses and has been caught spoiling Tilda several times with apples.

Any more questions? Iím happy to answer!
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 18 Nov 2019
at 12:32
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Does my horse gain hp for being overfed? :P
Wrenn Muernig
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Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 20:52
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quote:
Wrenn stretched his dusty, recently-hibernated limbs.

"Uh...Hello?"


How's everyone doing? I got a note a couple of months ago that things were getting started back up again, but I wasn't available at the time, and it looks like we didn't get very far before it started going downhill again.

Who all is still here, and how's everyone doing?
Griswold Ortmann
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Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 21:24
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Hi Wrenn!  Im fine ty.  Hope you are too.

Also Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all.
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Thu 2 Jan 2020
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Sorry, everyone. I have been struggling to motivate myself to keep up with this game. I have been trying to find a way forward but the holiday season killed my confidence and motivation.

As a New Years promise, I vow to update this game every Friday. I apologize and appreciate the patience.
Eri Sato
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Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 22:39
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No worries. Real life is exhausting sometimes and it can suck you dry.


Merry Christmas/happy new year and all that jazz back by the way!
Kharash
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Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 08:09
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Happy new year! :)
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 14:23
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I'm here and happy to pick up whenever!
Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 15:48
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I need to read all the things and get caught up on where we are, then I'll hop in there and add something for Wrenn.
Griswold Ortmann
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Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 18:26
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Sweet!  Welcome back.
Eri Sato
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Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 13:44
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Sorry if Iím a bit flaky for this week. I fell in the driveway Tuesday running away from imaginary monsters (I always run to my car when itís dark), and either sprained or broke my foot/ankle. That combined with covering at my old job has made this week truly awful. Iím supposed to get xray results today so hopefully itís good news...
Kharash
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Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 16:33
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Ouch. Hope it's nothing serious!
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Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 20:41
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Best wishes for getting better, Eri!
Eri Sato
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Fri 10 Jan 2020
at 20:41
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Thanks guys for the well wishes. Itís a really bad sprain but not broken. Yay!!
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 13 Jan 2020
at 10:11
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Oh, yes - Get well soon, Eri.

And glad you didn't break anything!
Eri Sato
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Tue 14 Jan 2020
at 14:13
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Thanks! It's a lot better. I can hobble on it and it's almost back to normal size. Yay! At least my security cameras caught the whole thing. It's a pretty funny fall, I've had several requests to see it repeatedly, hahahahaha!
Kharash
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Thu 16 Jan 2020
at 17:49
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Hehehe, at least you got a good laugh out of it ;)
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Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 04:12
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If no one has objections, I will move you to the Tower in the next 24 hours or so.
Wrenn Muernig
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Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 05:20
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Let's roll
Griswold Ortmann
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Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 10:28
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Im fine with that :)
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 14:31
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I'm good with that.
Eri Sato
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Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 16:46
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Perfect!
Griswold Ortmann
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Tue 4 Feb 2020
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Heshim is supposed to be looking after Grunt. How dare she abandon her duties so quickly and so brazenly! XD
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Tue 4 Feb 2020
at 01:40
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Such is the life of NPCs! You canít trust them at all!
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Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 22:23
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How is everyone doing?
Wrenn Muernig
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Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 22:51
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I'm doing alright. I got laid off in early January, sent my Dutch girl to a new host family because she was driving my wife to drinking, took on a Japanese girl short term, spent a month looking for a new job, got a new job in early-mid Feb, welcomed the Japanese girl to the family permanently the same day they offered me the job, took on another Japanese girl because her host family was not longer able to host her, fast forward 3 weeks and that brings us to today.
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Mon 2 Mar 2020
at 23:25
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Thatís a hell of a busy couple months!
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 00:54
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That is crazy pants. Who are all these foreign women youíre hosting??

Okay here. Kind of fell off my radar because I was waiting for Kharash to answer - it seemed like he was steering the conversation. Iím happy to jump in though.
Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 01:31
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I'm a coordinator for a high school foreign exchange program. I have 2 girls living with me full time, and the one who is with me temporarily. I've had 4 other daughters previously.
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Tue 3 Mar 2020
at 01:34
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I thought my house was busy!
Eri Sato
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Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 15:24
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Yeah, that's impressive! I really couldn't handle that. I can barely handle the new kitten that was thrust upon me.

I've been busy too, I just had my 12th anniversary last Saturday and have been playing video games and watching action movies with my husband for almost a week. Pretty great stuff. I'm back in it now though! Sorry about that guys.
Griswold Ortmann
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Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 15:49
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Hmm video games and movies...heads to Google...

quote:
Wedding anniversary names common to most nations include:

Wooden (5th), Tin (10th), Electronic Media (12th), Crystal (15th), China (20th), Silver (25th), Pearl (30th), Ruby (40th), Golden (50th), and Diamond (60th).


Yep, checks out.

Oh, and Congratulations!

This message was last edited by the player at 15:52, Wed 04 Mar 2020.

Eri Sato
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Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 17:44
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Hahaha! Youíre hilarious! We actually tried to get anniversary themed  tokens when we first got married. For cotton we got matching Kramer t shirts (from Seinfeld), then paper we got little notebooks. The third year we forgot and decided we were way too flaky to handle traditions! So now we just eat tons of Asian food and laze about for days. This year was especially great since it was a leap day and thatís the actual day we got married. We used to talk about taking big special trips on actual leap days but thatís just not in the cards for a while. Now we just get soooo much takeout itís ridiculous and keep saying, ďItís cheaper than Europe, itís cheaper than Europe,Ē to justify it!!
Griswold Ortmann
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Wed 4 Mar 2020
at 18:32
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I don't think you need to justify it - it sounds glorious!
Eri Sato
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Fri 13 Mar 2020
at 13:54
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Agreed! It really was! Of course now I miss it extra with all the virus drama ruining the world...
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Sat 4 Apr 2020
at 14:34
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Hey folks, sorry I have been quiet. COVID has hit my area hard and being part of the military has added extra steps. I just wanted to let you know that I am still here and will move us forward as I can. Please, stay safe during this tough time.
Griswold Ortmann
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Fri 24 Apr 2020
at 10:17
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@GM - I guess the people intrigued by the shouting could make perception checks to try and better discern what is happening (if they want to), or is that not currently possible?
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Tue 19 May 2020
at 16:08
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Hey folks, just wanted to check in and let you know that my first kid was born last week. She is currently in the NICU and will be for awhile. Iíll try to stay active but obviously this has sapped a lot out of me. Iíll post when I can and keep folks updated. Thank you.
Griswold Ortmann
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Tue 19 May 2020
at 16:21
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Oh, well firstly big congratulations! :) And secondly, I hope she gets good and strong quickly.
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Tue 19 May 2020
at 17:47
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Go be with your child! :)
Wrenn Muernig
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Wed 20 May 2020
at 01:48
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Congratulations
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Fri 22 May 2020
at 01:16
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Thank you everyone. I really appreciate it.
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Sun 20 Sep 2020
at 03:31
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Hey folks. Itís been a crazy few months. I feel like I can finally get back to the game. Who is still with us?
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Sun 20 Sep 2020
at 12:35
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I'm still here if people are inclined to resume.
Eri Sato
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Sun 20 Sep 2020
at 16:09
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Yup! Still here!
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 21 Sep 2020
at 16:48
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I'm still here. :)
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Sun 27 Sep 2020
at 00:16
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Good to hear from everyone. I will try to update tonight or tomorrow. My expectation is to update every Friday. Even if there are only you three that are regular.
Eri Sato
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Tue 29 Sep 2020
at 21:10
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Sounds good :)
Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 29 Sep 2020
at 22:39
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I'm...here, but not really. It seems like being home all the time would give me more time, but it's actually done the opposite.

I do stay up to date on as many games as I can, but I honestly don't even have the time to handle the games that are already active. I might be open to coming back at some point in the future, but for now I'll bow out.

I keep links to all my games in a private thread within my own game, as well as my character sheets, so in order to cut down on my notifications every day, go ahead and remove me for now. If I wind up with more time again once things settle down, I will reapply at that time.
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Tue 29 Sep 2020
at 23:18
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Sorry to hear that, Wrenn but good luck!
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Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 12:05
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Sorry folks, but life seems to be kicking me once again. Things are going to be sporadic until things even out again.
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 13:05
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You and me both :)

Itís almost like thereís a pandemic happening, or something crazy like that.
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 17:20
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It is with sadness that I am announcing the deletion of this game. Too much has happened and changed for me to even attempt a revival. Thank you everyone for all the hard work and time spent in my little world. I wish you the best going forward.

Grab what you want from the game threads. Deletion will happen September 1st. Thank you again.
Wrenn Muernig
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Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 17:56
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Thanks for the fun times.
Eri Sato
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 02:07
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Sorry to hear that but I totally get it! Thank you for the fun while it lasted and I hope you have only wonderful things in your endeavors. That goes for all of you!
Griswold Ortmann
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 22:49
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My thanks too.  All the best to everyone!
Wrenn Muernig
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Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 23:19
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It was good times, all.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:38, Sat 04 Sept.

Eri Sato
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Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 00:28
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In reply to Wrenn Muernig (msg # 67):

Waaaaah! Iím sad now! Lol! I have this picture saved to my computer because itís just so awesome!
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 01:04
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Haha!  Me too.
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
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Wow. I honestly didnít expect people to still be here. Iím floored.
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
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Well, it was a really fun game :)
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
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I take it then there is still interest?
Griswold Ortmann
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 02:11
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I dunno.  We've tried (and failed) to restart so many times already.
Wrenn Muernig
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Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 06:08
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I've been on this site for nearly 20 years, I'm not going anywhere.

I wouldn't mind picking things back up. If we do though, I think starting from scratch is our best bet rather than trying to pick up the broken pieces from 2 years ago. After our break in 2019 and the attempted comeback then while I was traveling through Europe, I know everyone got a little lost on what was going on and what we were supposed to be doing, so I don't think trying to pick up right where we left off is a good idea. We could do same characters, same story if that's what you want to do, but if so then I think we need a clear path laid out for where we're going, what we're doing, for who, why, and so forth.

I think a fresh start gives us a better chancing at keeping it going long term, though.
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Tue 24 Aug 2021
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I agree with starting from scratch. In fact, I don't think I would even keep it 5e. I have fallen in love with Pathfinder 2E.

In any case, I think I would keep it small. Likely just my core group that has been hear the longest. I have gotten over my need for larger adventuring parties. I have been running a game IRL with only 3 people for over a year (Virtual of course).
Berrian Sylvaranth
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Wed 25 Aug 2021
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I think respectfully I would have to bow out. Life has gotten considerably busier since I last participated in this game. I don't know that I could do it justice, let alone learn an entirely new rule set :)
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Wed 25 Aug 2021
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I certainly can understand that. I wish you good luck and fortune in your adventures ahead.
Wrenn Muernig
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Fri 27 Aug 2021
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I'd be willing to try it. I've joined PF2 games twice on here, and neither of them took off. It's got ton of character creation choices, which is as much a con as it is a pro in my book, as that many options is bound to present the illusion of choice. I'm more interested in 5E, but I'd give PF2 a shot.
Eri Sato
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Tue 31 Aug 2021
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I've never done pathfinder but I'm willing to learn! I've been on here a million trillion years too and I'm not going anywhere so I'm up for whatever!
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Wed 1 Sep 2021
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The game has been purged. It's just us four. I have to say that I think sticking to 5e is a better idea. At least we are familiar with it.

As for the game, if we restart, It will be from scratch with just the people currently here. I will archive the rest of the threads for posterities sake, but we will start afresh.

Thoughts?
Wrenn Muernig
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Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 02:42
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Sounds good.
Eri Sato
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Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 17:10
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Sounds perfect! Thank you!
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Thu 2 Sep 2021
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Threads have been purged. I'll wait for Griswold before we continue. I want to know if he is in.

I would also like to point out that my life has significantly eased since we last played. I am retired from the military and working from home, for the most part. I do have time to post. I have also learned a lot from running in-person games and that will hopefully make the stories more enjoyable.
Griswold Ortmann
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Thu 2 Sep 2021
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I'm still here and interested in playing :)

What do you mean by start afresh though?  If you mean from level 1, I probably will make an entirely new character.  Griswold already got knighted.  Would feel weird to start over with him as a squire again.
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Fri 3 Sep 2021
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My homebrew world has gone a lot of changes since we started. I think we should start from scratch. New characters. New storyline. New setting(if wanted).
Griswold Ortmann
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Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 17:04
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Sounds good to me, though I don't think we need to change the setting - you have put so much effort into the world building.  Unless you mean moving our attention to a different country within the same world?  If so, I'm definitely interested in exploring one of the other cultures.
Wrenn Muernig
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Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 17:43
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World and story, I leave entirely in your hands, DM. I'll have fun regardless.
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Sat 4 Sep 2021
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How about this for a prompt?

Located on a small island, nestled between the Empire of Krieghold and the lands of the Savannah Queens in the the middle of the sea, lies the former kingdom of Amur. A city-state that played neutral party between the traders of all kingdoms, it was the hub that would rival even Siraiís massive port. But like so many fallen kingdoms, it fell prey to the greed of a dragon.

Valketh the Stormbringer, an ancient black wyrm, used a mighty spell to batter Amur with wind and waves. Using the storm as cover, Valketh raided the main keep of the massive city and claimed it as his own. Now, centuries later, the ruins of Amur stand as testament to the power of an ancient dragon.

The city of Amur, the surrounding jungles and towns, plus a small port are still occupied. Gatorfolk, kobolds, and dragon cultists guard the ruins and pay homage to Valketh as he slumbers in the now sunken keep. Treasures abound in the ruins, waiting to be claimed, if you can get out alive.
Wrenn Muernig
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Sat 4 Sep 2021
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I never turn down an opportunity to raid a dragon's hoard.
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
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I thought something a little old school might set us on the right path. Plus, you can be from anywhere in the world. Backstory, class, and race are all on the table. No restrictions as long as you can put a good story to it.
Wrenn Muernig
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 04:43
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All published books available and level 1?
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
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Correct
Wrenn Muernig
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 04:54
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The only thing I'm not really playing right now is a wizard, so I might make another one. I'll give it some thought, though.

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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 04:58
Re: OOC: Redeux
Obviously it would help if the party has a shared backstory, but it is not required.
Griswold Ortmann
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 11:05
Re: OOC: Redeux
I'm fine with you playing a wizard again, if you like, Wrenn.

I've come up with a concept for a somewhat unusual (and a little edgy) character.  More for story than min-maxing, the best fit for them would be:

Race:
Changeling/Kalashtar


They wouldn't actually be either of these, but the concept best fits with the themes presented by their racial rules.  At the moment I am leaning more towards Kalashtar.

Class:
Twilight Domain Cleric / Shadow Magic Sorcerer / Hex-Blade Warlock / The Undying Warlock


The Twilight Domain Cleric is the least appropriate, but I thought I'd offer it up in case we need a healer of some sort and I am interested in playing one.  I've played grave domain clerics before so I'd rather not do that and though death domain would also fit, it is considered a 'villainous' option and (imo at least) is a little overpowered.

Point is, with this character, I am happy to customise them to fit whatever we need.  Though they'd make for a weak 'tank'.

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Wrenn Muernig
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 14:27
Re: OOC: Redeux
Undying Warlock is so incredibly bad, it's not even funny. Unless you're in an undead-heavy campaign, you might as well not have a subclass at all. I've been playing one now for 4 years in a PotA game, which is undead-lite, and I regret taking that subclass every time I think about it.
Wrenn Muernig
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 16:56
Re: OOC: Redeux
Here are all of the things that I'm considering, all of which I've just not had a chance to play yet, in no order at all.

Echo Knight Fighter
Fathomless Warlock
Stars Druid
Shephard Druid
Bladesinger Wizard
Scribes Wizard
Swarmkeeper Ranger

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Griswold Ortmann
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 17:51
Re: OOC: Redeux
Alright then, that's a no to undying warlock.  Thanks :)
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Sun 5 Sep 2021
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Well, Iíll leave the final choices to yíall. Remember that the races donít have the same background as listed in the books, so you can come up with whatever. Kharash did it for dragonborn and made them a nomadic tribe people.
Wrenn Muernig
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Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 15:15
Re: OOC: Redeux
What are you thinking about playing, Eri?
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Tue 7 Sep 2021
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While you mull on character stuff, discuss if you want to start knowing each other or not. Youíll be starting in Sirai no matter what. Itís the closest launch point to Amur.
Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 7 Sep 2021
at 05:45
Re: OOC: Redeux
Having an established relationship certainly smooths out the introduction. Working an escort job for our starting gold can work for any race/class/backstory combination.

For a lot of other things, I'd need to nail down which character I'm going to play before I would know the best way to tie them to another.
Eri Sato
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Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 22:06
Re: OOC: Redeux
I think I'm going to play a barbarian! I've never done it before so I'm quite excited. And I'm all for knowing each other if that makes it easier. Probably human. I'm thinking I'll make her a bodyguard for hire, on temporary terms. She moves from job to job, preferring the nomadic lifestyle.
Wrenn Muernig
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Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 23:07
Re: OOC: Redeux
Gris, have you narrowed down your decision at all?
Griswold Ortmann
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Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 23:23
Re: OOC: Redeux
Uh, kind of the opposite actually...as I'm reconsidering my original character concept now.

Sorry >.>

If you have a preference, feel free to pick whatever you like and I'll work around you. :)

Glad at least one of us is decisive, Eri!
Wrenn Muernig
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Thu 9 Sep 2021
at 05:43
Re: OOC: Redeux
I'm currently leaning toward the Stars Druid. Twilight Cleric is amazing, so I considered doing that if you're going to remake Gris and Eri is going for a Barbarian (temp hp every round on a raging barbarian is insane), but I'm leaning more toward the druid at the moment.
Griswold Ortmann
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Thu 9 Sep 2021
at 10:17
Re: OOC: Redeux
Tbh, stars druid looks really good.

I think I will try to dual class, if that's okay.  I'll divide levels between Shadow Sorcerer and Hexblade Warlock.
Griswold Ortmann
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Thu 9 Sep 2021
at 12:25
Re: OOC: Redeux
GM, did Amur have its own language and, if so, would it be too meta to pick it as one of the languages our characters know?
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Thu 9 Sep 2021
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Quick rules point: Iím going to say no to multiclassing.

As for a language, it would depend on your background. An archeologist that is studying Amur would likely know the language but a regular sailor would not.
Griswold Ortmann
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Thu 9 Sep 2021
at 15:12
Re: OOC: Redeux
Okay, thank you.

I was thinking about giving my character the cloistered scholar background from the sword coast adventurer's guide, but whether or not he specifically studied the Amur is debatable.  I wanted him to hail from the Dunnothi port city of Sirai, so Amur's fate could feasibly be of academic interest to him.  A cautionary tale maybe?

If there's no dual classing, I guess I'll go Shadow Sorcerer.  I've only played 1 Sorcerer before and that was a long time ago. :)

Edit - I'm also thinking variant human, if that's allowed.  Aiming to pick up the skilled feat, which would mean he starts with 4 languages (2 human, 2 cloistered scholar) and 8 skills/tools (2 sorcerer, 1 human, 2 background, 3 skilled)

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Thu 9 Sep 2021
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If you are going to be from one of the many libraries of Sirai, there should be no issue having a cursory knowledge of Amur. It would be similar to a layman's knowledge today of the Roman Empire. The main information is there but the details are fuzzy.

Amur spoke a dialect of Giant as their main language, though the melting pot effect means that multiple different languages were common in the city. Goblin might come in as a close second due the the prevalence of hobgoblin guards and watchmen.

No issue with variant human or the feat choice.
Wrenn Muernig
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Thu 9 Sep 2021
at 23:43
Re: OOC: Redeux
Which languages would be associated with the study of astrology?
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
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Celestial is the language of the gods and heavens.
Wrenn Muernig
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 03:16
Re: OOC: Redeux
What are we doing for ability scores?
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
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Iíll let you choose from 4d6(high 3), standard array, or (my personal favorite) the 24d6 dice pool.


Dice pool (24d6)
Assign as many dice as you want to an ability and roll for your score. Highest you can get is still 20 but you can ensure higher scores with more dice. Obviously you have to roll at least one dice. Abilities with only 1d6 have +3 added to the score. Word of warning, there are no do-overs with this method.

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Wrenn Muernig
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 04:15
Re: OOC: Redeux
Pool of 24 sounds...interesting.
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
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My table game, before Covid, had a guy use it and his character got 20 and 18 for Strength and Constitution but was a 7 and 9 in Wisdom and Charisma. He basically roleplayed it like MCU Drax.
Wrenn Muernig
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 05:07
Re: OOC: Redeux
Sure, let's give it a shot.

00:07, Today: Wrenn Muernig rolled 7,14,17,13,14,7 using 3d6,4d6,5d6,4d6,5d6,3d6.  Ability Scores.

I've done more with less.

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Griswold Ortmann
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Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 10:19
Re: OOC: Redeux
I guess I'll try 24 dice too :)

2d6, 4d6, 4d6, 5d6, 4d6, 5d6

11:17, Today: Griswold Ortmann rolled 7,18,15,16,16,15 using 2d6,4d6,4d6,5d6,4d6,5d6.  Ability Scores (Str, Dex, Con, Int, Wis, Cha).

Well, okay.  With Variant Human that gets me:

7,18,16,16,16,16

Did I do this right?  I think I did roll above average, but only by 3.  That's pretty crazy Oo

Though, I guess 24 dice works out as 4 dice per stat, which is straight up better than 4 dice keep highest 3.

EDIT:
Also rolled for starting gold:

12:17, Today: Griswold Ortmann rolled 4 using 3d4.  Starting Gold (roll multiplied by 10, +10 gold from background).

Total of 50gp.

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Fri 10 Sep 2021
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Damn, I'd say the dice roller liked you.
Griswold Ortmann
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Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 14:36
Re: OOC: Redeux
Well, I think it was only 3 points over average, but I might be wrong.  And the gold roll was very poor.  Still, I think I managed to get what I needed.

Regardless, I am just about done with my character.  Still a couple of kinks to iron out.  But here's a little about what Wrenn and Eri's new characters would know, if they had spent even a little time with him:

Name: Khalazar Ul Atahbi
(Also known as: Old Man Gloam)

Place of origin: Sirai, Dunnothi

Appearance:
A very old human man, who relies heavily on his staff to stand and walk.  He has exceedingly long hair, eyebrows and beard.  All are translucent-white (think polar bear fur), thin and wispy.  He peers up from under said eyebrows with tired, misty eyes, whilst his honey, but dusty skin is like a landscape of valleys and mountains, covered in deep-set wrinkles.

He wears either travelling garb, or scholarly robes.  Both are unremarkable and dully coloured.

The strangest thing though is the way light seems to interact - or rather fails to - interact with him.  No matter how bright or direct the light-source, he only ever seems to be illuminated by diffused lighting.  No part of him ever gets cast into strong contrast and no part of him ever casts a shadow. Its as though a permanent storm cloud hangs over his head.

He and his belongings feel 'clammy' to the touch.

Personality:
Quiet and often curt, sometimes to the point of harshness.  Can be polite, though this often feels laboured unless in the right company.  Not overly inconsiderate of others, even favouring benevolence, but makes no secret that his own wellbeing is his first and foremost priority.  Loathes physical contact.

Background:
Khalazar is more than willing to talk about himself, though he is sparse on details and, considering his age, short on stories.  He tells how, when he was young and through no fault of his own, he was subject to a terrible misfortune.  An event doomed him to a fate worse than death.  However, at the 13th hour, thanks to an incredible twist of fate, he was spared.  Partially.  He now exists trapped between worlds, spending his life searching for a way to complete his restoration.  He makes particular note of the human scholar who was instrumental is his half-salvation and asks if you have heard of her.  You have not and it seems foolish for him to have asked, as he mentions she was already old when he was but a boy.

Old Man Gloam:
Khalazar's cold nature, age and physical...quirk, has resulted in many false rumours and fearful tales being told about him.  Mostly by children who enjoy scaring their friends with ghost stories of "Old Man Gloam who snatches children from their homes."

This message was last edited by the player at 15:10, Sun 12 Sept.

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Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 05:23
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Howís character generation coming?
Eri Sato
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Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:34
Re: OOC: Redeux
Sorry I'm a little behind! I've been trying to get the house ready to sell. I should have my sheet done tomorrow I believe. Wednesday at the latest. I'm trying to get my nerve up to decide which method for ability scores I want to take my chances with. Dice rollers do not like me....
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Mon 13 Sep 2021
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No rush at all. Just wanted to check in and see if yíall had figured out a common backstory yet.
Wrenn Muernig
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Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 23:31
Re: OOC: Redeux
My sheet is done, save the physical description stuff and making some decisions about his background traits.

https://www.dndbeyond.com/prof.../characters/57828801

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Griswold Ortmann
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 11:04
Re: OOC: Redeux
Okay, I've made Khalazar in D&D beyond too now.  It took a while as I had to homebrew a bunch of stuff that I have the books for but have not purchased on D&D Beyond (its kept private so not being shared with the community at all).

Anyway, here's the 'share' link for his character sheet, hopefully this works:

https://ddb.ac/characters/58138823/OUvZOg

Wrenn, it seems our characters might be acquainted through scholarly pursuits.  If so, that could make us friends, colleagues, or rivals?

Also, I love that we're starting as two super weak (Strength 7) scholarly characters that are (most likely) going to have to rely on Eri's character to do literally *all* the physical tasks.  Its a very evocative set-up.

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Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 16:44
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I have more or less all the books, so I can share them in the campaign if we're all doing DDB.
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
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I can make a new campaign and share it here.

https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/23030892412651762

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Griswold Ortmann
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 17:10
Re: OOC: Redeux
Perfect.  Thank you!
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
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As we get characters set up and backstories hammered out, Let me know final names so I can change them on the game here and I will also get the first post up so that you can start interacting in character.

For this game, I am not going to set a schedule for posting. I will try to have a major update at least once a week, however. NPC replies and the like will come quick as needed.
Eri Sato
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 21:40
Re: OOC: Redeux
Sounds good!

My character name is Herrin Madrigal. Herrin is pronounced Heron, just like the bird.

Now, any ideas why we all know each other? My plan is to have Herrin be a previous gladiator (against her will), and she'd be likely to take on bodyguard positions to support herself now. Perhaps you could have convinced her to travel with you as your brawn/protection? I'll have a better description of my character available soon, upon GM approval.
Wrenn Muernig
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Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 23:13
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My character is Mennta, an Aasimar Sage, student of the stars and all things that in them are. He is a druid, but not so much one of the nature-loving kind. He certainly would be willing to hire on a bodyguard to go off in search of lost information or to explore a place that could potentially contain such information (even if we're talking 0.0000001% chance).
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Wed 15 Sep 2021
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Feel free to post in character when you are ready.
Herrin Madrigal
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Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 16:59
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My new character description is up. Sorry if it was a bit rushed. I'm distracted today by some wacky wacky stuff.
Mennta
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Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 06:04
Re: OOC: Redeux
My dog got sprayed by a skunk tonight. I didn't realize it had happened, I just knew she had barked at something after I let her out. When she came in, she dove into the carpet to wipe it off, then jumped up onto the couch to wipe it off there too. Now my entire house smells absolutely horrendous, and the smell is a trigger for both my wife's post-covid condition and my own, so the smell is amplified. I may be going to a hotel tonight if I can't get through it, but I get to spend tomorrow trying to deskunk my house. We're going through every home remedy Google has to offer right now, to do what we can tonight, but relief can't come soon enough.

Work stuff has kept me busy the last few days, which is why I haven't posted yet, I'm going to try tomorrow, but I make no promises as I don't know how much work it's going to take to get rid of this smell.
Khalazar Ul Atahbi
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Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 16:35
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Sounds horrible :(

I hope you don't have too much trouble getting everything back in order and the two of you don't suffer.
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Mon 20 Sep 2021
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Take as much time as you need. No rush here. I can only imagine what that smells like and I empathize with you on getting rid of it based on my own dog getting sprayed before.
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Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 08:31
Re: OOC: Redeux
I had to take time off from work to do all the work to get the smell out of the house, but I've got deadlines on the work projects for this week too, so I had to make up those hours. I'll get a post out "tomorrow" which is later today since it's 3:30 AM right now.

I could throw a crap reply with my muddled brain right now, but I'd rather doing it tomorrow when I can put some actual thought in to it.

Apologies for the delay.
Khalazar Ul Atahbi
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Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 09:21
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Its fine.  Don't worry :)
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Wed 29 Sep 2021
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RL comes first, so don't worry about posting. We are not on a strict schedule and if we do move the scene, it is easy enough for Mennta to quietly keep to themselves in the bacvk of the group. They are a druid, afterall.
Herrin Madrigal
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Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 00:57
Re: OOC: Redeux
Iím sure the vizier is a representative they need to deal with etc but Herrin is a bit blind when sheís antsy, lol. She doesnít do well with sitting still long.
Khalazar Ul Atahbi
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Sat 9 Oct 2021
at 15:01
Re: OOC: Redeux
Let's hope so.