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Roleplaying / Re: Rebuilding the village of Vale
« on: May 31, 2021, 03:06:21 pm »
//All the gathered good up until now have been shipped over to Vale. Thread updated accordingly :)
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General Discussion / It has been a bit
« on: April 14, 2021, 06:50:27 pm »
So what do I have to do to make a come back? Are my old characters still available? I have no idea what my CD key was LOL and I am guessing I will need a new copy of NWN.

By the way, my main was Wren Thendor.
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Date: January 27th, 2021
Time: 2pm Central (3pm EST)
Level Requirements: All Levels
The quest starts in Hurm.

Premise: You have heard of a high paying bounty put out by the Liwich Kingdom. You sailed to Hurm to find out more details.
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Important Layonara Announcements / Layonara upgraded to NWN 8193.20
« on: December 18, 2020, 11:19:29 am »
The server has been ugpraded to 8193.20. Included with the updates are some bug fixes and features. I'll have the CHANGELOG up shortly.

Please update your NWN version to the latest stable which is 8193.20.
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General Discussion / Re: Returning Player
« on: September 26, 2020, 04:35:23 pm »
Thank you Orth for helping me get back into my original forum profile!  It's good to be connected again and I'm sure it will take me a few day/weeks to re-acclimate to the server, but am looking forward to catching up with what's new on Layonara and old playing companions, as well as making new friends...see you all in game!
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General Discussion / Re: Returning Player
« on: September 25, 2020, 06:37:27 pm »
Could I please also request that, if possible, my old characters be ported here?

- - Dorax Windsmith
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Important Layonara Announcements / Re: Layonara moving to NWN 8193.15
« on: September 18, 2020, 03:12:23 pm »
The server has been upgraded, and now running on 8193.16.
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Rumour Has It / east to West.. The hard way. Thru the Deep
« on: September 12, 2020, 11:12:12 pm »
 3 adventurers make their way into Krashin from a 4 day journey. Thru the Deep they traveled they say, two highly skilled red bearded dwarves Van and Gumbo and a powerful human by the name of Johnny spin their tales of the many battles they fought with little to show for their hard journey.  They brag about how they did it with little magic lots of ales and skilled use of their brawn and battle planning. 
Entering the Deep in the Great Forest and coming out thru the Spike Mountain where few travel and fewer return to tell their tales of what lies inside this dreaded place.   As they make their way back to Port Hemp they tell their tales at the Inns along the coastal cities.
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I find myself with some time on my hands, sitting in a corner of a series of caverns and caves, known as The Deep to most.  Though the light is nearly non-existent here, my reflection on recent events has proven to be most illuminating. 

I have wondered why, in spite of the fact that Fehriel has informed me that my training is complete, I have yet to fully embody what that training is meant to represent.  In contrast, my training as a monk has always been very straightforward, albeit extremely difficult.  In order to progress, there were highly specific milestones and deeds to accomplish.  I was expecting different training from Feh, to be sure, but I assumed that would only be in the specific subject matter of the training.  When he informed me that he had taught me all he could, I assumed that meant my training was complete.  In hindsight, that is not what he meant at all.  His ambiguity was intentional, and the final, most important lessons were for me to figure out on my own.

One such lesson occurred on a recent trip to the Firesteep mountains.  After an arduous journey, our party decided to rest for the night in a house previously occupied by a dwarf of some renown.  His gate was locked, and I tried, without much confidence, to open it for the group.  It seemed to be beyond my capability, so Abi called upon her pixie to perform the task.  My pride was not tarnished, for I am just a fledgling in this type of task, but it still seemed to gnaw at me that night as the party slept.

In the morning, I decided I needed to meditate on these feelings a bit more, and I let the party proceed without me.  Little did I know, the gate was locked behind them as they left.  When I was finally ready to go, I found myself locked in.  I was alone, so I had no one else to turn to.  Either I figured out a way to unlock the gate, or I might have to go into a state of deep meditation until a new party arrived.  Not wanting to be rescued, I searched my mind for anything I had, anything I possessed, which could help me in this endeavor. 

Searching through my bags, I re-discovered a belt I had found years before, which granted the wearer several benefits.  The most important, in this case, was that it helped with the task of picking a lock.  I wore all the jewelry and clothing I could to enhance my manual dexterity, but it still wasn't enough.  Then, I remembered some lockpicks Abi had made for me, after I had mentioned an interest in the ways of the rogue.  I truly thought this lock was beyond me, as I still did not embody what I thought I should to call myself a novice rogue.  Still, I had learned enough, and as I focused my mind on the inner workings of the lock, my fingers took on a life of their own, and I soon heard the tell-tale "snick" as the tumblers fell into place and the gate swung free.  Perhaps I had learned more than I gave myself credit for.

It was nice that I was able to free myself, but I still have wondered if I would be able to step up if called upon in the presence of others.  That question was answered recently in these very caverns.  We made our way to the wind orb, after some very hard-won battles.    After clearing out the guardians of the orb, Feh, who had been pointing out different sneak attack strategies to me over the course of the whole trip, looked over to me and said, "This one is yours, Xiao"

I don't know the last time I have felt so nervous.  I have run into battle against hordes of enemies, the mere thought of which would induce night terrors in the hardiest of men.  My training and self-discipline have rendered me literally immune to spells which target my mind.  Yet, how does one defend themselves against their own inner fears and demons, when faced with the proposition of disappointing all their friends and allies?  I did not want to let them down.  I donned all the same items I had used to open the gate before, but I still could not seem to open the lock.  I looked at the rest of the party, and made my plea.

"I have nearly figured this lock out, but I do not have the means right now to solve it.  Does anyone have anything in their possession which will help me in this endeavor?"  Just as I was about to give up hope, Gumbo tapped me on the hip, and held an odd looking ring in his hand.  Even though it diminished the deftness I was feeling in my fingertips, I suddenly had better insight into the inner workings of this lock.  With a few subtle and inter-connected movements, the lock clicked open, and the party let out a few gasps and cheers, as well as some heavy sighs of relief.  The treasure inside turned out to be rather anti-climactic, but the experience was more than enough reward for me.

I realize now that this new journey will not have the same well-marked milestones and achievements.  Certainly, there will still be progression, but I now see that I have already learned much, and will continue to do so.  A new set of robes or a belt may not accompany my progress, but if I continue to work with the aid of my friends around me, I will be the best rogue I can possibly be.
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Hope you feel better soon!

Martha & Rick Gerse  (Ferrit & Jako)
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Hey James,

I don't know what month this will cover, but I pitched in, as well.  Thanks for keeping Layo up.  Hope you start to feel better soon, and work returns quickly.

Lane
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I got a great exchange rate USD to Canadian? *shrug* Get well soon!
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Get well again soon! Lily and I also got together and sent some € your way. We hope you do not mind foreign currency ;)
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Get well!



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Heya James,

Hope you get better soon.

You have my support for the server.  I have covered July and august .
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Get better James!  We're praying for you.  We covered June.
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Important Layonara Announcements / Solicitation for some donations
« on: May 19, 2020, 06:04:18 pm »
Hey all,

As some of you know I was recently laid off and coupled with a sickness I've had for the past while I've not been able to do much so I was wondering if I could ask if you can spare a few dollars to pay for the servers I'd appreciate it. They only cost $14 a month but any bit helps. If you can please visit https://paypal.me/layonara - thanks so much.

I know I have some queries asked by the community but my brain is pretty mushy so I'm trying to stay in bed, but the bills are eating away a bit and I hate to do it but was hoping for a little help.

Thanks so much,
James
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Bug Reports / Re: Creature skin issue? Brownie body not set
« on: April 05, 2020, 12:33:31 pm »
Appearance type changed back to Brownie.
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please add ke'koa holyaxe (ke koa) to the orc basher forum
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Layonara Server / Re: NWN Module Changelog Entries
« on: September 23, 2019, 07:27:26 pm »
A new changelog entry has been added. https://wiki.layonara.com/wiki/Changelog_4-32
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