OOC Discussions.   Posted by Evil GM.Group: 0
Evil GM
 GM, 72 posts
Sun 3 May 2020
at 04:02
Re: OOC Discussions
Yes. For those familiar with Dragon Age: Inquisition, it's where you first meet Mother Giselle early in the game.

For those not familiar with that game, it's in an area called the Hinterlands, just south of Redcliffe, and is where the East-West roads around Lake Calenhad meet the road to Redcliffe.

The Crossroads are part of the Arling of Redcliffe; the farms in and around it supply the village. The core of it is four homes, one of which is let out by one of the farm families (who live up the hill to the east) to visitors who don't want to travel all the way in to Redcliffe to sleep.

https://dragonage.fandom.com/w...ssroads_(Hinterlands)
Mikhail Loren
 player, 43 posts
 Circle Mage
 HP 27, MP 15
Sun 3 May 2020
at 04:11
Re: OOC Discussions
No, I get that. Just making sure things are matching up. It's been a hot minute since I've played Inquisition, although I did recently start up Origins again. The Spiffing Brit did and exploit video on that game and I couldn't believe it until I tried it myself.
Richard
 player, 37 posts
 Fereldan Freeman
 Rogue Archer
Sun 3 May 2020
at 04:39
Re: OOC Discussions
I have been at a business conference all day, Zoom call in, and will post soon sorry everyone
Evil GM
 GM, 73 posts
Sun 3 May 2020
at 05:20
Re: OOC Discussions
No worries. Work is important. :)
Evil GM
 GM, 76 posts
Wed 6 May 2020
at 15:42
Re: OOC Discussions
Once Fost answers, we'll move on to the next scene.
Fost
 player, 53 posts
 Fereldan Freeman/Warrior
 Health 40/40
Thu 7 May 2020
at 21:00
Re: OOC Discussions
Sorry, been busy, will post latest in 12h
Evil GM
 GM, 78 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 06:10
Re: OOC Discussions
I wasn't sure if Mikhail or Richard wanted to say or do anything before the others head to the chantry, so I kept it short.

That said, what does everyone plan to do for their evening/night?
Mikhail Loren
 player, 45 posts
 Circle Mage
 HP 27, MP 15
Sat 9 May 2020
at 06:13
Re: OOC Discussions
Let the lady finish her meal...

I'll post tomorrow morning what I'll try to do, if the plan will work at all.
Fost
 player, 55 posts
 Fereldan Freeman/Warrior
 Health 40/40
Mon 11 May 2020
at 08:20
Re: OOC Discussions
Just how big is the local Chantry ?
How many templars are there etc
Evil GM
 GM, 80 posts
Mon 11 May 2020
at 16:38
Re: OOC Discussions
I put up a map on the main map page.

The building is roughly 70x60 in a cross pattern. The area to the right is the foyer/standing room only/etc., and is roughly 20x30. The center area is 15x20 and is altar and pews (for the arl and his retinue).

The area above is the reverend mother's area, and is roughly 20x20. The area below is for storage, and also roughly 20x20.

The area to the left is the first floor of the rectory and where you can find access to the second floor (where the clergy reside). This roughly 25x20. Loran sleeps on the first floor in a small room he shares with one other lay brother.

Two templars are assigned to the Redcliffe chantry and work directly for the Reverend Mother.

Mikhail, the templars are Ser Elias and Ser Faustine (named after the divine who named the current age). Ser Elias generally bunks with you on the second floor, while Faustine bunks with the chantry sisters.
Fost
 player, 56 posts
 Fereldan Freeman/Warrior
 Health 40/40
Tue 12 May 2020
at 14:39
Re: OOC Discussions
Right, so actually Loran and Mikhail have perfect reasons to go there ad they live there.
Where is my (typical) lodging? The Inn?
So I'll be accompanying them and then return
Mikhail Loren
 player, 47 posts
 Circle Mage
 HP 27, MP 15
Tue 12 May 2020
at 15:06
Re: OOC Discussions
In my personal opinion, I think that you could actually live here. I have to stay at the Chantry due to being a mage outside the Circle, and it makes sense for that to be at the Chantry. Brother Loran does so because he's a priest. However, if you've lived here this whole time, it would make narrative sense to have some sort of home or at the very least some permanent room situation. You and Richard both, now that I think about it.
Evil GM
 GM, 81 posts
Tue 12 May 2020
at 16:06
Re: OOC Discussions
That's entirely up to you.

Staying at the inn for several weeks is definitely the more expensive option, even with working steady jobs. It's possible that one of your jobs led you to an opportunity to rent a room with one of the merchants or families in the village. That could take the form of living in a room over a shop, with reduced rent exchanged for Fost providing overnight security. It could also be in the form of staying with a local family Fost helped at some point, possibly someone who you rescued from raiders, for a small amount of rent (but you're invited to eat with them).

Alternately, Fost could have rented a small shack from one of the fishing families or the chantry itself (which may have been gifted a home here and there over the years). It's less expensive than staying at the inn, but requires more upkeep than the others.

I'd say staying at the chantry itself is less likely, but we can work out why they'd rent out space to long-term lodgers. (It'd be more likely they'd offer you one of their small homes. Maybe Richard and Fost share one?)
Fost
 player, 57 posts
 Fereldan Freeman/Warrior
 Health 40/40
Mon 18 May 2020
at 12:58
Re: OOC Discussions
Okay, I keep forgetting that we are all in this town for some time already.

Fost is devout, but not as devout as to stay at the Chantry all th time.
Also, he would indeed not be able to raise enough money to pay for the inn all the time.

I like the idea of having rescued a family member and they in turn offered not coin but a place top stay. Even so, Fost would not have overused their offer, so we still have some time and lodging to cover.
Renting a room all by himself seems a bit off for the Longstrider. He would not have anticipated to stay long in one place. Indeed, I think he is quite suprised himself about the long stay.
So I do indeed like the idea of Richard and Fost staying in one place. Maybe they spent a night heavy drinking and had crawl 'home'. And it sort of lead into Fost taking his share of paying the rent.
But that needs Richard's okay.
Richard
 player, 40 posts
 Fereldan Freeman
 Rogue Archer
Mon 18 May 2020
at 14:44
Re: OOC Discussions
Sorry for my lack of posts. I will make a better post today soon. :)
Evil GM
 GM, 83 posts
Thu 21 May 2020
at 16:32
Re: OOC Discussions
Looks like Richard got busy again. I'll move forward a bit and he can join in when he's able to rejoin us.
Mikhail Loren
 player, 48 posts
 Circle Mage
 HP 27, MP 15
Thu 21 May 2020
at 16:41
Re: OOC Discussions
Sounds good. I hope everything is okay, Richard.
Richard
 player, 41 posts
 Fereldan Freeman
 Rogue Archer
Thu 21 May 2020
at 20:18
Re: OOC Discussions
I am so sorry everyone for my lack of posts, not cool of me. But, thanks for letting me hang around.

I think Richard would have a small house/shack that kind of a studio if you will. He uses a curtain to decide his "bedroom" from his "office." A small fireplace where all the cooking is done, and a small table that is his "dining" room. Maybe, he is paying rent on it from another local. The front room his "office" is where he has a nice desk and chair where he conducts his business. Unlike most other commoners he travels a wide range of the area doing odd jobs, steel this, blackmail that person, fence an object, track down a person, etc.

I love the idea of Fost becoming his roommate, in his mind his first Thug in his rising thieves guild. I think Orlin would also be a regular, seeing how we are good friend, maybe he even helps me out with jobs from time to time.

Just some thoughts.

***

I will post in character, I PMd something to the GM for clarification first.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:22, Thu 21 May.

Fost
 player, 59 posts
 Fereldan Freeman/Warrior
 Health 40/40
Sun 24 May 2020
at 08:39
Re: OOC Discussions
gosh, what a rotten week.
Will Post regularly again as of tomorrow
Evil GM
 GM, 88 posts
Sun 24 May 2020
at 18:52
Re: OOC Discussions
Sorry to hear about the bad week, Fost.

Just post yourself at the chantry door, having been awakened by a guard sent by Ser Perth. :)
Evil GM
 GM, 90 posts
Tue 26 May 2020
at 20:32
Re: OOC Discussions
Post is up, folks. An official search will not begin until morning; however, Ser Perth will not forbid folks heading out on their own sooner. In fact, it's almost like he's expecting it. ;)
Evil GM
 GM, 92 posts
Sun 31 May 2020
at 01:43
Re: OOC Discussions
Okay, gents, go ahead and post yourselves to the start of your searches, and give me a rundown of your path and what you're looking to find. I'll give you the tasks you'll need to attempt.
Evil GM
 GM, 93 posts
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 17:01
Re: OOC Discussions
Just wanted to check in. Are you all enjoying the story? Am I keeping your interest?

Is there something I can do to help keep things interesting for you?
Mikhail Loren
 player, 52 posts
 Circle Mage
 HP 27, MP 15
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 18:18
Re: OOC Discussions
It's all good so far. The game is still in that infancy stage of development, so I don't really see anything needing to be improved on yet.
Richard
 player, 45 posts
 Fereldan Freeman
 Rogue Archer
Tue 2 Jun 2020
at 20:01
Re: OOC Discussions
You're doing a great job, enjoy it a lot.