This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
Messages - Alatriel
Sorry guys, my wisdom tooth is giving me fits today and I'm fighting a headache because of it. Was going to try to just fight through it to get the quest done, but it's just not going to happen. Let's continue the rp on the forum for this week, and we should be able to pick up where we leave off next week. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for understanding.
Bloody Gate was recently assaulted by mercenary forces as well as what people have been describing as a very powerful mage wielding fire. The staunch dwarves, aided by a group of adventurers were able to defend the fort and push back the attacking force.
One of the most respected defenders of Bloody Gate, Uric Hammerfist, has been said to have spoken about being honored to have given his axe, Foe Render, to the Champion of Vorax in efforts to defeat an ancient enemy. He has vowed that should he be needed, he will offer his life and skill to the final mission to bring down the Destroyer's threat if needed.
"You should've seen 'er Bernie. There I was, jest sittin' an' havin' an ale an' all the sudden there was a gasp and cry of pain from 'cross the room. Her eyes opened wide, an' I swear they was red. Blood red. Not like they was bleedin', but looked like Steel's eyes, or some demon's. Like yer eyes're brown... hers was red. Serious."
"Yer off yer nut, Dave, really. I seen that Seer afore. Gorgeous beauty she is. I'd take 'er fer a spin for sure, 'cept, well... that magic stuff sorta gives me the creeps. Don't need someone tellin' me how I'm gonna die or somethin'. Sides. She's bats from what they say. She just seems to go off in her own world sometimes. I don' mind watchin' 'er though. I jest... keep my distance."
"Well that's jest it, ya see? She were supposedly jest sittin' there all quiet like, mos' people thought she was sleepin' but sittin' up o'er near the fireplace all quiet like and then suddenly she were gaspin' an' cryin' out in pain. Her eyes turned back to blue again after jest a few minutes but it was like... well, I hones'ly couldn' tell ya what it was like. It was jest plumb creepy is what it was."
Bernie snorts. "Maybe the Blue Devil put somethin' in yer drink, Dave."
Dave shudders. "I dunno. Thing is... she looked like she was in a lot o' pain... Somebody come and carried 'er off righ' soon after."
The following users thanked this post: miltonyorkcastle
In Lor, there is talk about the infamous pirate Captain Pike The Menace being brought in by a group of Rofireinites and adventurers. It's said that Captain Pike raided over forty vessels, usually those having been shipping goods to lands in need of supplies due to the famine. With testimonies given of Pike's treachery, it is expected that the man will hang for his crimes.
Due to lack of attendance and me being sick, I'll leave set up up and we can try again in 24 hours. New time should be Thursday 9:30pm AEDT, GMT 10:30am, EST: 6:30am. Note, this is 30 minutes later than the original time.
Thanks and hope to see people there.
The following users thanked this post: Lance Stargazer
The small town of Jennings at the foothills of Mount Norand was completely wiped out recently due to unknown causes. Rumors are that every last man, woman, and child died, each of them seeming to have been burned alive from the inside out. The final body count was somewhere nearing 50 people.
Rumors out of Weston state that those who travelled out to investigate after the fact say that the dead in the village matched the description of the two dead traders that arrived in their own town.
Where this affliction is going to strike next is anyone's guess, but, especially in Weston, panic is rising.
« on: May 11, 2012, 10:31:42 pm »
She sat alone in the darkness, her blade Kezzar resting on her lap and across her palms, her eyes open but unfocused as she stared across the abyss of the dark cave.
"Train with it with a shield... without. Armor... no armor. You must devote every free moment of yours to understanding it... the feel... how it moves with you... and how you are able to move it."
Since he dismissed her, she had been doing just that. She moved with the blade through exercises against invisible foes, foes that she relieved killing in the battles in her mind. She moved through the battles the way she remembered them, then she stopped and fought the battle in her mind again, but changed things to end it more swiftly now that she could remember the fight, the outcome, and where the openings and weaknesses were. She'd fought the battle in armor, then she removed the armor to only the soft leathers she wore beneath the plates, concentrating her movements on avoiding the mental image's strikes to move around the envisioned blows rather than being struck by them. She'd stripped down to not much more than her skin and moved with the blade through combat sequences again and again, focusing on the feel and weight of the blade, how it moved with her, how she moved with it.
"Then.. you must kill with it.. meditate on your past mistakes in combat.. focus.. and use only the blade to cut down your opponents.. no shield.. you may wear armor if you so desire."
She had killed with the blade. She'd gone back to the hunting grounds that she had travelled before and challenged the lesser creatures, kobolds, goblins, and proven that they were indeed that. The blood of her enemies had run down the edge of her blade onto the ground as she pursued the hunt, seeking death, seeking perfection.
"Once you are capable of bringing them down swiftly and with nought but a scratch or two.. you will be moving naturally with the blade."
The goblins had fallen without hardly a scratch to her armor, their pitiful knives glancing off of her shield as she angled it against them the way he had taught her, to off-balance them, to use their attack against them. Then she fought them without the shield, and found that she was ready for them, to move her body away from the blows, move with them, so that there was hardly a scratch to her body.
"At that point... I will be able to start teaching you..."
She was almost ready.
"Meditate on your past mistakes in combat"
She'd let their taunting get the better of her. She'd lowered her defenses, acted without thinking rationally, and it had caused her pain and humiliation. There were no large groups of females to keep these males in their place here. She was outnumbered. It was for this reason she had decided to swallow her own pride and ask him to teach her. He had warned her lest she should decide to try to use his knowledge against him. If she was to continue on this path, she would find a way to best these males, not only in the field of combat, but in all areas. If she was to stand a chance against the Geld'arin as well, she would need the practice.
Her thoughts drifted to more pleasant things for a moment. To the terrified screams of the elven slave, and how they silenced abruptly.
Mother of Darkness, take my sacrifice.
There would be many more sacrifices to come.
Rumors spread of a trade wagon arriving into Weston in the Boyer Kingdom. The horses pulled their dead masters in the cart behind them. Other than being thirsty and tired, the horses seemed none the worse for wear, having apparently traveled the path enough to know the way. Both traders seemed to have been burned in some way, with red blisters on one and skin nearly black and charred on the other. Oddly enough, though, their clothes and wares were completely unscathed by the flames.
Rumors out of the Boyer Kingdom have started spreading about three families near Haper's Crossing that seemed to have been burned to death, but no one knows how or why.
With all that has happened lately, some are wondering if Layonara has been cursed by the gods.
Hey guys, If I could get some sort of a count of how many GMT players we have active at this time, it would help me figure out a few things with a couple of ideas I had.
Thanks a bunch!
The following users thanked this post: miltonyorkcastle
After hearing news of the death of her partner, Zarianna travels to the Breath of the Muse. When she sees SehKy, she punches him square in the face. Hard. She then goes to see Gel'larian's body, sending all others away, sequestering herself with him for days until one of the Priestesses of Ilsare finally convince her to let them send him to his final rest.
//RIP Gel'larian Windsbreath.
Just as in the real world, there are two main types of currency in Layonara. Some people value one over the other. Some people have a lot of one and not so much of the other. So, what are the two types of currency that Layonara has?
The first one is fairly simple: Money, and in this case True Weight Coins, or "Trues." This one is how much your character has in monetary worth, whether it be actual coins, or what he/she has in trade value (furs, potions, metal, etc.)
Can money equal power? Absolutely. It means that your character can likely buy whatever gear he/she needs or buy passage through things, and possibly bribe people who are willing to be bought. It's the ability to quickly and easily press a coin in someone's hand and not have to look back and wonder if you'll be able to eat tomorrow. It means being able to offer large sums of money to charity at will if your character is so inclined, and it is the means to offer loans to those who need it.
The other kind of currency in Layonara is something that is not as easily measured as the number of coins in the bank. This is Political or Social Currency. This is the number of contacts that your character has, the ability to have sway because you "know a guy" in the right situations. Social currency is infamy. Sometimes social currency is positive in some places and negative in others. A character with a lot of power in Arnax might not be as powerful in Westerngate or Huangjin (where they might be hunted or arrested), but might be revered as a demigod in Katherian. Social currency may be world-wide, or it may be only valued in certain locations. World Leaders who complete their WLDQ successfully end with a reward of social currency. It's the unstated reward, but it's probably one of the most powerful things, if not the most powerful thing, that is attained by a successful WLDQ. But WL's are not the only PC's with social currency, and it's not really that difficult to achieve. It takes a different sort of work to gain social currency than it does to gain monetary currency. Sometimes you have to sacrifice one for the other.
So the question, then, is: Do you feel that your characters have one or the other type of currency, or both, or do you value one more than the other?
The following users thanked this post: RollinsCat
Rose, the Seer of the Leringard Arms, walks in in a daze, talking distantly to some unseen person.
"I keep seeing them, Mistress. In my dreams... every night. Different. Always different. Demons and dragons."
She pauses, and her voice lowers to just above a whisper. "The red stars glow over the wastelands..."
She wavers a bit for a moment, seemingly at a memory, then blinks, and seems to be listening to someone that only she can hear as she wanders aimlessly through the bar, oblivious to those physically around her and in her own world.
The following users thanked this post: Chazzler
Word begins to circulate, particularly within circles of mages, that an elven mage by the name of Tharastion is desperately seeking information about the disappearance of his daughter Mila. The young elven girl was apparently taken along with a branch of what was considered to be a sacred oak when an intruder broke into the family's estate outside of Fort Thunder in the Nesar Kingdom and set fire to one of the bedrooms. Several deaths have been reported of house guards and a male servant. Tharastion states he can't imagine why anyone would want to steal his daughter from him, and he fears for her safety.
Just wanted to let everyone know, I'm not disappeared for good. December is always a crazy time for me regarding work load, so please bear with me, and I'll be back in a more normal capacity after January 1st. In the meantime, I'm still on irc, just haven't had much opportunity to get in game.
The following users thanked this post: Dorax Windsmith