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General Discussion / Re: NWN Enhanced Edition Information Compilation
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:49:36 am »
It's currently $6.99 US on Steam.  Only for another hour or so!

General Discussion / I'll try to be there
« on: May 05, 2017, 10:57:09 am »

I'll try to be there

Rumour Has It / //Not this weekend, or next,
« on: April 05, 2017, 08:57:07 pm »

//Not this weekend, or next, but otherwise I'm able.  But I need some serious help getting my NWN to work right

Rumour Has It / //Actually, March 25 may not
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:02:28 pm »

//Actually, March 25 may not be good for me, depending on when we'd start.  I have a family dinner that night for my mother's birthday, so it depends on when and if I get back to my computer on time.

Rumour Has It / //March 25 because I won't be
« on: March 15, 2017, 02:11:21 pm »

//March 25 because I won't be near the internet on April 15

Rumour Has It / Tyrra quickly asks the
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:53:45 am »

Tyrra quickly asks the soldiers for volunteers to venture deeper.  "If the beholder is behind this, we may well run into him.  Either way, this only leads further into the Deep.  There is a Dark Elf city down here as well.  So there is no telling exactly what we will encounter, but it definitely won't be friendly."

Rumour Has It / Tyrra quickly asks the
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:53:39 am »

Tyrra quickly asks the soldiers for volunteers to venture deeper.  "If the beholder is behind this, we may well run into him.  Either way, this only leads further into the Deep.  There is a Dark Elf city down here as well.  So there is no telling exactly what we will encounter, but it definitely won't be friendly."

Rumour Has It / //The desiccated skeleton
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:47:33 pm »

//The desiccated skeleton that was Tyrra raises it's head.  "Are we done yet?"  Glad to see this underway again!

Rumour Has It / ////Are we at a dead end
« on: January 09, 2017, 08:08:16 am »

////Are we at a dead end here?

Rumour Has It / Tyrra sighs and rubs the back
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:28:45 am »

Tyrra sighs and rubs the back of her neck.  "I didn't think you'd make it out that fast.  However, if you think you can climb out of here before this thing sends us all back to ... where ever we were, you're our best hope of getting a message to Bydell Castle.  I can show you where the mine is and how to get back."  Tyrra then sits somewhere near a light source and takes out her map of Taur'en to show Iri where they are.

Afterward, she instructs the soldiers to keep all supplies on hand.  With the potential of being teleported back, she makes it clear that if they aren't holding it, it may stay on this side, and getting back again may take a while.

Rumour Has It / Tyrra flinches when she
« on: December 10, 2016, 04:02:37 pm »

Tyrra flinches when she notices Iri standing behind her.  Now I know what it feels like, she thinks to herself.  "So are back already or did you never leave?"

Rumour Has It / Tyrra considers Jenna for a
« on: December 08, 2016, 08:11:47 am »

Tyrra considers Jenna for a few moments.  "Retarget the summoning location?  Is that even possible?"

Rumour Has It / Her eyes widened.  "Alright,
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:57:25 pm »

Her eyes widened.  "Alright, you heard the man!" she said, turning toward the troops.  "Let's move away as far from here as possible.  This tunnel extends to the shaft, so let's move and assemble there."

She looks to one of the remaining officers and asks, "Where we most of the men when you were first transported?  Topside?  In the shaft?  Have any idea how far this thing can reach?"

Rumour Has It / Tyrra rubs her temples.
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:46:53 am »

Tyrra rubs her temples.  "Great, I'm glad you feel content about my suggestion.  Would you, please, just go to Bydell Castle and report back as well as request help?  I need to focus on taking care of the people."

She looks over to Armand and Lia.  "Are we certain that portal won't cause any more trouble?"

Rumour Has It / Deep inside the old mine
« on: November 29, 2016, 09:02:17 am »
Deep inside the old mine shaft, a large group of people huddle together in the dark.  One, a stout woman dressed in adamantium armor, is busy ordering the many men and women in uniform about, organizing them to tend to the weakest among them.  Facing a sheer climb out of the shaft, Tyrra contemplates creating a litter and lifting those unable to make the climb one by one.  
"Does anyone else have any idea of how to get these people out of here?"  She glances around at the ragtag group that helped her save the soldiers.  She then glances at Iri.  "And how do you feel about hurrying to Bydell Castle and letting them know what happened and request some help?"

General Discussion / I lurk
« on: November 13, 2016, 01:43:28 am »

I lurk

Development Journals and Discussion / The blinding light of the sun
« on: October 18, 2016, 10:02:02 pm »

The blinding light of the sun was the first sign that she had failed.  Then came the sounds of songbirds, and of people milling about.  She knew this place.

Blinking through the glare of the surface world, Tyrra looked around at the small crowd that had stopped to stare at the battered body that had materialized in front of the moss covered bindstone.  A few men and women of the court walked by, muttering to themselves while judging Tyrra with their eyes.  People rarer materialized in the courtyard of Bydell Castle, least of all someone dressed in an old tattered malar skin and an eerily black cloak.  After a few minutes collecting herself, she noticed a nearby guard  approaching her.

"Ma'am?" he said, keeping his distance.  "Are you alright?"

"I'm alive," she sniped, "I need to get to Fort Angle, immediately."

The guard looked her over, a scoff on his face.

"I'm a specialist in the Army, guardsman," Tyrra explained, producing her Warrant Officer Insignia from inside her satchel.

"Oh!  Apologies, ma'am!"  He gave an uncertain salute.  "In that case, there's a supply train going-"

"That won't do," she said, shaking her head.  "Is there a mount available?"

The guard blinked, adjusting his skullcap, then glanced back at a fellow guard.  He just shrugged.  "You could check the stables, ma'am."

Tyrra sighed and adjusted the pack on her shoulder.  "Never mind, I will just go on foot."  

"But ma'am, you just-"

Tyrra didn't have to do anything for the soldier to silence himself.  He simply wished her luck and returned to his post.

*     *     *

The hike through the country was both refreshing and tedious.  Sore from head to toe after her revival, she did not enjoy the walk.  The rolling hills and the fresh air could not distract her from the constant thought that she had led friends on a fruitless endeavor in the Deep, on top of potentially ruining Taur'en's plans.  She also wasn't sure which of those things bothered her more.

She finally arrived at Fort Angle in the dark of night, Orn glowing overhead.  Passing the main gates, she requested to see Commander Moreau as soon as possible and then headed to the barracks to wait.  She had hardly time to take off her pack when she was summoned to the Commander's quarters.

"You sure took your time, Dragonheart," the Commander said as she entered the room.  He was draped in a robe and gently puffing from a pipe, a bottle of Xeenite Red on his desk.  He did not look at her.  "Report."

Tyrra let it all spill out.  Her descent into the mine, the encounters with the strange creature seen below, her encounter with the beholder Vespero, and the deal she had tried to uphold with him.  

"You made a deal with a beholder?" Moreau asked.  He had kept to looking out the window at the moon up until then.  "What in the Pits were you thinking?"

"I thought it was a good opportunity to make an ally.  The mine was his home, and he did not immediately attack me when I came across him, so I thought-"

"We didn't hire you to think!" Moreau shouted.   "You took your team down into the Deep to deliver some message to a Dark Elf, and you had no idea what would come of it because you thought it was a good idea?"  Moreau started pacing, his smoking billowing from his pipe.  "You once thought it was a good idea to warn a Sagewald farmstead that you were sent there to destroy the farm.  That worked out for you, and us, so I let it slide.  I thought, and they pay me to think mind you, that we had something special in you, and with the famine at the time who was I to criticize you for securing such a large stockpile of food.  But more recently you've thought it was a good idea to question your orders or go completely off-mission to help out a monster!"  He picked up the wine bottle and took a long drink.  "If I recall, your orders were to eliminate any hostiles and threats found in the mine, not compound them!  Did you forget that just because you found a lonely beholder with a love of books?"  Moreau turned to look back out at the moon, gently pounding his fist on the windowsill.  "Do you have anything else to report?"

Tyrra opened an unfolded a map that showed the location of the dark elf city in relation to the mine shaft.  She then explained what she remember of the cities layout, and what sort of garrison they had.  

Moreau turned to look at his desk, then picked up the map and gave Tyrra a long look.  "Is that all?"

"With your permission, sir, I want to go back to the mine and make sure nothing has changed, and perhaps find Vespero."

"And what do you intend to do if you find this Vespero?"

"Attempt to salvage my bid for an alliance," she said.

Moreau sighed, rubbing his temples.  "To what end?"

"My associates and I found an old experiment of Milara's down below.  An aberration.  With recent events beyond the Bloody Gate, and the Wasting Sickness-"

"Wasting Sickness?" Moreau looked confused.

"That - condition where people turned to goo?"

"Ah, that."  Moreau gestured for her to continue.

"To be succinct, we may need allies familiar with the Deep and capable, at least potentially, of countering Milara's magical machinations.  Vespero could have been one, and perhaps still could be.  I strongly recommend whatever the plans are for the mines, we leave the tunnels alone from where I found Vespero and below.  Perhaps even leave a level between us and where he is, or was."

"What happens with the mine isn't up to me," he said, puffing at his pipe.  "If the orders say to turn the mine into a palace for the King, that is what will happen.  If the orders are to turn it into a hole in the ground, that is what will happen.  If the orders are to drop it into the Deep-"  he crossed his arms and fell silent for a moment.  "You will have about two weeks if you leave tonight.  By the time you get there, you should have three days at best to scout the mine again,  find your beholder if you can, and meet up with the detachment being sent to commandeer the mine.  They will camp half a day's ride south from the mine, secure the approach, drive off the kenku, and move in on that third day.  Your orders are to -scout- the mine.  If you find anything that could kill you or my men, you are to disengage and report.  Do that, and when you get back I may have changed my mind about throwing you in a cell for insubordination, conduct detrimental to the Kingdom, and -seeing as how you made a huge mess in a Dark Elven City- quite possibly inciting war.  Am I understood?"

Tyrra took a deep breath.

"Now get out of my office.  Dismissed."

Tyrra gave the Commander a salute, turned about face, and left.  She retrieved her things from the barracks and left the Fort.  She had two weeks.

*     *     *

"He's not here," she said in the middle of the disappointingly vacant cavern.  Nothing was left.  Not a carpet.  Not a book.  Nothing that suggested a beholder once lived there.  Not even a new tunnel suggesting he made some other exit.  She had hoped that he might at least leave her a message, but she was left lacking.  Whatever happened between her leaving Vespero, her escapades in the Deep city, and returning have netted her an empty cave, and little else.  

And then there was the magical barrier at the bottom of the mine.  Something was beyond it, for sure.  She could hear it.  Whatever it was.  Whether it was Vespero's doing, or something else, she wouldn't know.  All she knew was it did not sound good.  The only thing she hoped for was that Milara wasn't licking his lips behind it, waiting for Taur'en to blunder into something that would cover her chosen Kingdom in darkness.  Climbing back out, she headed south and climbed up into a tree, and waited for the approach of her Taur'en comrades.

Roleplaying / So do I, along with how
« on: September 17, 2016, 01:30:29 am »

So do I, along with how Tyrra somehow achieved her mission and somehow comes out with a W.


But that's for next time...

NWN Ideas, Suggestions, Requests / Hey had a thought!  Want to
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:37:42 pm »

Hey had a thought!  Want to go through the Kenku caves around 7 pm?  Not exciting, sure, but something for lower levels that Tyrra could lead.

NWN Ideas, Suggestions, Requests / I love you guys!  I'm gonna
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:31:33 pm »

I love you guys!  I'm gonna try to run it at 8 pm Eastern, if that works for everyone.  So if you want to do an early run someplace, just be done by 8.  :)  I may even join you.

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