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Ask A Gamemaster / Probably some mechanical
« on: December 23, 2013, 04:24:40 pm »

Probably some mechanical reason as prerequisite. But Ed and mechanics don't mix, so don't hold me to it!

Ask A Gamemaster / Yes, it has to be a cleric.
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:44:44 pm »

Yes, it has to be a cleric.

Ask A Gamemaster / Teo wrote:Is there any chance
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:43:23 pm »

Quote from: "Teo"&nid="10162476"

Is there any chance it would be allowed for a character to go through a CDQ, or even CDQ series, to get. . .  A pet dragon?  Say, if the character lived in a remote location, tried to obtain a lisence from the nearest city, and snuck an egg from an evil dragon? 

no chance at all I'm afraid.

General Discussion / And sacred too, far more than
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:16:24 pm »

And sacred too, far more than scared ;)

Ask A Gamemaster / I think you may be confusing
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:12:56 pm »

I think you may be confusing some deities, as Aragen has Knowledge, Travel and Protection as domains. Trickery/Travel is therefore never an option as Trickery is not one of his domains.

Forum Discussion / Saw I had this thread for the
« on: February 27, 2013, 05:23:58 am »

Saw I had this thread for the old forums, but now I have the same problem on the new!


Even thought I have ticked the box in my account settings that I want an email whenever I have a new private message, I am not getting them.

This in contrast to other notification emails for forums I have subscribed to. I do get those kinds of notifications via email.

So something's off, but I don't know what :( Any ideas?


General Discussion / Re: A Big Happy Birthday to ED!!!
« on: September 24, 2012, 02:08:01 pm »
Thanks :)
I feel old!

Ask A Gamemaster / Re: Fort wayfare info please -- ATTN EdTheKet
« on: January 14, 2012, 05:12:56 pm »
Right! *bumps the writing thread*

General Discussion / Re: It's a boy!
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:42:32 pm »
Congratulations from a recent dad!!!

General Discussion / Re: Happy birthday Layo's hardest working GM
« on: November 28, 2011, 07:24:20 am »
Happy Birthday D!

Have a good one :) (or is that had a good one :))

Development Journals and Discussion / Re: An origin story for Akhadie
« on: November 16, 2011, 04:24:09 pm »
Let me rephrase that then. If you want an origin story added to your character's bio, you'll need to post that in the Character Submission forums for review.
Not if it's something uneventful and just who your character's parents were. But if there's curses, souls, rituals, or other extraordinary things involved, you should.

And when in doubt, ask :)

Development Journals and Discussion / Re: An origin story for Akhadie
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:26:00 am »
Also, any additions or changes to your origin story will have to go through the Character Approvers.

Development Journals and Discussion / Re: An origin story for Akhadie
« on: November 13, 2011, 03:43:48 pm »
Sorry, that's not going to fly.

There's no transferring of souls to weaker bodies and curses that can only be broken by defeating your "original" body in combat.

I assume this is in relation to your already approved character here?

General Discussion / Re: 5.6 magnitude Earthquake hits Oklahoma!!!
« on: November 06, 2011, 02:15:53 pm »
The only one I ever experienced was while I was fast asleep. I remember the bed shaking and thinking while half awake "Somebody should close the bedroom window because the wind makes my bed shake."
Only the following morning did I hear it was actually a (small) earthquake.

Ask A Gamemaster / Re: // Information Request
« on: October 28, 2011, 11:26:00 am »
Quote from: Gulnyr
Can you point out what's new, please?  Is it just that no one has ever officially stated what has always been done?  It just seems like old news to me, I guess.

I would say the above has given more clarification about judge, jury and executioner and the ranks needed (if any and if applicable). It also clarified or corrected assumptions people had about previous statements of mine.

So if that means it is "just stating what no one has ever officially stated but what has always been done", so be it :)

Ask A Gamemaster / Re: // Information Request
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:24:25 pm »
And does anyone who posted here have any objections against me moving this thread to the "Ask a Gamemaster" forums?

Ask A Gamemaster / Re: // Information Request
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:21:15 pm »
Quote from: milty
but to note, when I used the word in all of my previous posts, I referred to a more broad sense of executing a verdict.
Noted :)

Quote from: milty
[/COLOR]I get the impression from your post that a  Rofireinite who is part of the 'capture' process might not consider  themselves impartial enough to also act as a judge.
Right, they wouldn't think themselves impartial. And if they go and help capture somebody, there could already be an assumption of guilt in their minds at that time. So that wouldn't allow for a fair trial, and could cast a shadow on the innocent-till-proven-guilty principle.
They may even be called as witness, depending on how the capture went.

So yes, blanket statement.

And for the audience reading this, you'll see that in this discussion we've arrived at things that haven't been defined or discussed before.


Ask A Gamemaster / Re: // Information Request
« on: October 27, 2011, 03:14:50 pm »
Quote from: Alatriel
Is there a way that we could have it that a PC could be a judge, but  only for NPC cases and not over PC's?  We can make an ooc justification  that sometimes magistrars are rotated out, or that perhaps a PC simply  was not in town, or able to adjudicate something (with the ooc  understanding being that it was because it was a PC case).
That way, if they felt the need to have some sort of case, it can be  handled in a cdq format with the PC judge in question handling a case  for an NPC, not having power over another PC.
Would this work so that players can continue along a path that they feel  would be appropriate for their character and not venture into the realm  of having power over other PC's?
Hmm. While we could, I'm not sure how much fun that'd be as it would mean the only way the PC could act in a judge capacity would be on a CDQ. Or very rarely in a regular quest that ends with a trial in the jurisdiction of that player.

Quote from: milty
When I think "executioner," I think of the one who executes the  judgement, whether that be capital punishment or otherwise. The bailiffs  who escort the criminal to the jail cell, and the  county/state/country/kingdom that pays to keep the criminal locked up  all fall under the entity of 'executioner,' as I understand it. That is,  the kingdom and its servants are 'executing' the judgement laid out by  the jury and/or judge.
That's far too board a definition of an executioner. You've then almost included the entire penal system and the people working in it in there. The word executioner is not from executing a task, it's somebody who carries out an execution i.e. a death sentence.
See also Executioner | Define Executioner at

An executioner is a headsman basically.

Quote from: milty
The reasons I bring forth this semantic difference is that I think there  is some confusion as to what it means to be "judge, jury, and  executioner," as in my observation I have already seen examples IG of  NPC Rofireinites acting as both judge and executioner
Which is why this discussion is good as it will clear things up.

Then on to your scenario, which I think has some flaws, let me explain why.
Quote from: milty
The setting is a remote settlement, say, population of 1000 or so, that  is more or less self-governed.
Unlikely because we don't really have these. Every town is in a realm so there would be some kind of ruling body that'd have a say about a town. But let's assume this town exists.

A small gang of thieves has been  harassing the local populace. A Rofireinite cleric, an adventurer, just  happened to be passing through the town when he hears about what the  thieves have taken from the settlement. The Rofireinite leads a sting on  the gang. The leader of the gang of thieves is caught during the sting.  The man is tied up overnight is given a trial the next day. In this  trial, there is no jury, as the Rofireinite does not feel enough  impartial people can be found to fulfill the role.
The Rofireinite who  lead the sting is appointed judge by the local township, partly because  she is a Rofireinite, and partly because her not being from the town  makes her more neutral.
Several issues here:
1) This town would either have somebody who can act in capacity as judge
2) if they don't, they'd fall under the jurisdiction of a court of a bigger town/city
3) I don't see the need for a trial the next day, the man could be kept in custody until the judge comes along, or he could be taken to the bigger city that has a court
4)The "roving Rofireinite" has no say in whether or not there are enough impartial people
5) The roving Rofireinite should not accept the appointment as judge as he was part of the arrest team and can hardly be called impartial because of that. Even if he is from elsewhere. Somebody who is either victim of a crime or involved in capturing a criminal should not be a judge, as they wouldn't be impartial and therefore the trial wouldn't be fair. (If a High Jucticiar of the Divine Court was robbed and the criminal was captured, that High Justiciar would not be the presiding judge on that case either.)

The accused gang leader asks for a neutral  representative and is allowed to choose one from among some other  travelers (another adventurer, perhaps).
He shouldn't have to chose from just the other travelers. He could ask for proper representation by somebody who knows something about the law. Within reason of course, he can't request somebody from the other side of the world. The laws of the land this scenario would play in would state where representation can be gotten from.

However, damning evidence is  brought forth linking the man to several crimes, and the Rofireinite  judge fairly sentences the man to three years hard labor in service of  the populace from whom he stole, one year for each year he was an acting  thief.
So, at this point of the argument, the roving Rofireinite would already be out of the picture as judge. So what follows wouldn't happen.
But for the sake of the argument, let's carry on to its conclusion.

This location, however, does not host a government or the wealth  necessary to feed, clothe, shelter, and guard a long-term prisoner.  
I go back to my initial point about this hypothetical location probably not existing. It'd be in some realm somewhere, and if it doesn't have a jail, another town or city would have and the convicted criminal would be taken there.
The town could certainly put somebody away for a couple of days (e.g. put him in chains in a stable, throw him in a waterless well for a few days) or a week for the next guard patrol to come along and take him, or they'd have a militia who could take him to the next town/city that does have a proper jail.

Therefore, the Rofireinite offers and is appointed (approved) by the  local populace (say, by vote), to execute the judgement. The Rofireinite  has enough wealth to pay for shelter and supplies for himself and the  convicted criminal. The Rofireinite guards the convict every day and  night, directing the labor performed by the convict for all three years.  (As an aside, this time can also be seen as an allowance for the  Rofireinite to have the chance to instill her interpretation of  Rofirein's values in the convict.)
That's one fanatical Rofireinite! But really, the convicted criminal would be escorted to the closest jail, labor camp, or whatnot.

In this scenario, the Rofireinite is both judge and executioner. And, in  fact, anytime a Rofireinite temple agrees to have a convict serve out  the term of his/her judgement (after trial) in one of the temple's  holding cells, then the Rofireinites are acting as the executioner of  that judgement
Let's use the word executioner as above, the one who executes somebody, i.e. a headsman.
In the example of a convict being held in a cell at a Rofirein temple, the convict is basically in jail, nothing more nothing less. And it's not the Rofireinite judge who convicted him who is holding him.

General Discussion / Re: EdTheDad
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:32:20 pm »
Congrats gilshem, a baby is a little miracle!

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