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Rumors tell of a recent ceremony in Huangjin where several new young people were inducted into the church of Toran's Orders. These rumors send out a word of hope of the new generation of Toranites taking up the call after so many years of war and death.
Congratulations to those who have successfully completed the Toran Leadership Program series. They've grown as characters over the last several months, and are now free to roam about the world as "normal" PC's (and they're of age now to play normally)
Great job everyone. Have fun, and I look forward to seeing those characters out and about.
Rumor has it that an entire family was recently murdered in Fort Llast. A local carpenter and his wife along with three of their children were found slain early the morning of Decilar 4, 1488. William Leox, the couple's oldest son, is said to be in training with the Toranites, and is said to be the one who had found them.
Those responsible have been named as Kane Donovan, a local weapons merchant, and two thugs, Gregor Juritz and Kurt Dunham. The three were charged by local authorities with five counts of murder and mistreatment of a woman and publicly hanged following sentencing.
The Leox family funeral was presided over by the church of Toran, and the bodies of four of the dead were burned on a funeral pyre. It is still uncertain what happened to the fifth body, but some say that one of the children was raised and is now in the care of the church.
Thoughts and sympathetic prayers have been offered to the eldest son in these difficult times.
I'm going to still have a quest tomorrow at the same time that is on the calendar already, and the parameters will be the sameish, however, I'm going to switch the actual quest to deal with the Orc Raids in Center.
Sorry for the confusion.
A large group of orcs recently raided the small trading outpost of Center in the Brelin Kingdom. Locals have decided to stay inside as much as possible for the time being, and animals are being kept on a tight watch to make sure they aren't taken by the maurading monsters.
A new merchant is setting up shop in Center.
The sign reads:
[SIZE=18]Missy's Fine Engravings[/SIZE]
[SIZE=16]Engravings and Embossings
Custom done at your request!
5gp per word
//I'll be in game for the next hour or so to help people with their item customizations.
Rumor spreads in Leringard about how Rose, the Seer of the Leringard Arms, supposedly fell unconscious suddenly, had an episode of violent tremors and shaking, then woke screaming and mumbling about someone dying. Some say she saw an image of the Steward of the Arms, Steel, dead. Others say it was someone or something called Buttons. Some others say the whole episode was caused by a small elf woman, other say it was the woman, Tyra Dragonheart.
After that, she has reportedly been missing for several months with no word or sign of her.
If you're one of those people who always wanted to do something more with your character history and/or submission, I'm taking volunteers. If you volunteer your character you are giving license for your character's history to be made into npc's that could affect the general PC population. This may be in the form of quests, impromptus, and/or rumors.
Characters may be used from your character's past, or it could be the events from the past.
It's an experiment! So, if you'd like to be part of this, please let me know and which character I should start researching. Thanks!
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A message is briefly delivered from Daniella Stormhaven to Lord Alexander via the cell stones. She briefly informs him of the following points:
Later on, another message is sent after the stone could be charged again.
A couple days later again:
« on: May 30, 2011, 08:43:38 pm »
[SIZE=18]Toran Leadership Program Rules and Regulations and Submission Guidelines[/SIZE]
Tentative starting date for this series is July 1st, 2011. This may change, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime.. those that are interested, hopefully you'll have plenty of time to get your characters in the works!
Human characters only (other races would not work for the 5 year program because of changes in aging, so we're keeping it simple)
14-15 years old starting age
One class of either Paladin, Cleric, or Fighter- If a secondary class is chosen due to the course of rp, players can resubmit using the rp through the program to support the secondary class submission.
Acceptable Deity field designations: Toran, or none. If you choose "None" as your Deity Field, you will need to include an ooc statement as to why you feel your character is not devout, and why he/she would choose to enter into a program like this. Please remember that this would be something that would probably only be known about by people that had connections or ties to the Toran church in some way. Deity field can be resubmitted to be filled in later on if you choose this route.
OOC Rules and Regulations:
Even if a character is approved as a playable character, they are not to be played until the first event of the series with the exception of logging in the first time to simply create your character.
No adventuring, combat, or gathering without express permission, request, or assignment by an instructor, unless accompanied by an instructor. Other adventuring PCs that are not involved in the Toran Leadership Program do not count as acceptable chaperons. Instructor time will either be scheduled in groups on the calendar, or can be scheduled between the student and the instructor based on their availability.
Characters can be roleplayed in designated areas with other characters within the program between lessons, but are not to travel without an instructor. (It is not acceptable to do some of the "easy" non-combat stationary quests in game, or see Points of Interest as some of these things may or may not be part of lessons within the program.)
Players accept and agree that playing a character under the age of 18 is a sensitive and special circumstance, and given that will refrain from personal intimate relationships at least until their training is completed and their character is of age. (This is a rule both in and ooc, so characters would be aware that they are expected to focus on their studies, and not the boy/girl next to them.)
Players understand that the intent behind this series is that they will be starting their characters off as if they are lvl 0 instead of lvl 1 and will be learning the training that would normally be covered in their character submission background in an in-game rp-intensive manner, and will try to only rp to the point that their character has learned in character, regardless of what they may mechanically have yet. (In theory, the training will be better, so when your character is "of age" like any normal starting character you would be a higher "starting" level than other starting characters due to the extra intensive training.)
These rules are mandatory due to the nature of this series and are expected to be followed for the 5 months of the program.
In addition to the normal submission ooc statements regarding wealth or nobility and dogmatic statements please also include the following:
OOC Statements: I the player understand the restrictions regarding being allowed to create a younger character for this series. I will abide by the rules of the Toran Leadership Program both in and ooc until the completion of the series.
Application for the Toran Leadership Program
These questions should be addressed in some manner in your character submission and answered in character as your character will need to answer them as part of his or her application. You can fill out the entire submission as the application (see example below) or you can find another way to explain how your character applied for the program, but each question needs to be addressed somehow as they may be used in the program at some point. (Please include normal required information such as class, alignment, deity field, and domains as well)
Sample Submission Example:
Name: Jane "Janie" Simpson
Any questions, please feel free to ask Lance or me, and if you need any help with the submissions we should be able to help you with that too if needed. I'm hoping this should be a lot of fun, and rewarding for those who choose to participate. Thanks!
I know it's been said several times, but once again I think it needs saying. Thank you very much to the GMs that put their time and effort into making such an incredible series. It may have taken a lot of unexpected turns and probably went on way longer than anyone had ever anticipated. But that's how things go when dealing with so many pieces. Now that we stand at the close, I can honestly say I am looking forward to what comes next. It may be the close of the campaign, but it's just an incredible chapter of the story. I feel very lucky to have been able to have had such an active role in it, and I urge those who felt like they didn't feel as involved as they may have liked to put in the extra effort in the next thing that comes along. It's incredible rp. People talk about how they want to have their characters become world leaders by taking on WLDQs but I tell you the truth- plot quests are world changing events and will turn your character into a truly epic character in all senses of the word if you let them. It's the experiences that your character lives through that will make it so that you are one of those "old veteran characters" with the stories of epic battles to share with the generations to come.
So thank you Plot team for helping me change my character from a Toranite Leader to a World Leader. For the heart-wrenching loss, and the stomach twisting anxiety and nerves, for the times my heart skipped a beat, and the mistakes I made and almost made, and for the triumphs that we all shared together, thank you. Thank you for giving us the opportunities to find greatness. I can't wait for more.
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« on: April 14, 2011, 09:18:38 pm »
This is a question for the Loremaster
So, as a player of a cleric of She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, the Mother of Darkness, I was wondering what sort of lore they would have access to from the temple. We know from Lore that Baraeon led the dark elves into the deep after the betrayal. We know that Vierdri'ira was there with them in some capacity, but there is no information that I've seen of where. Are there any stories that followers of the Mother of Darkness would know regarding lore of their goddess? What sort of stories would priestesses tell other followers regarding the will of the Mother, etc.?
Up to now I've done my best to interpret the dogma as I can based on what lore has provided, but as To'ryll Solen gets deeper into things and gains whatever sort of power or influence she hopefully will get down the line, is there anything that she should or would know as not only a devout, but a priestess of this faith?
Do we have myths? If so, is there an example of one that might be told?
Any additional help and information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, and please let me know if I need to be more specific.
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*There have been a couple tense days in the Blackford War Council rumored to be mostly centered about Lord Rael's offer. After one day, supposedly Moraken set off a frightening display of magic and dismissed everyone. The next day everyone reconvened, but for some reason it was dismissed again shortly, and the Queen declaring the Council Chambers off limits for the next day.*
Man: "A woman shouldn'a talked ta no man like she done, specially not no mage like that. Now yer tellin' me he done started packin' up all that magicky stuff an' is leavin'? I don' blame 'im! No woman shouldn'a talked ta no man like that. She coulda cost us all our lives by tickin' him off!"
Woman: "That ain' jest any woman Horrace, an don'cha be fergettin' what cooks yer meal ever'day! Sides you men're all jest babies iffn ya cain' get yer feelin's hurt some."
Man: "Betsy, I'm jest sayin'... "
Woman: "Naw, you jest stick ta the barns where ya work an' I'll stick ta the kitchens in the castle. I seen councils like this before where they don' do nothin' but argue fer the first few days, an' it won' be the last one neither. Dif'rence is, these people're all tryin' ta fight a war an' their tensions're real high. Norm'ly it's over silly stuff an' they're STILL high. Give em all time ta come out with what they needa do. The Queen wouldna brung all these people together if she thought they wouldn' get the job done. Trust yer queen, an' no more fussin' else I ain' gonna tell ya any more o' what I heard.
Man: "Fine... but if that woman cost us this war I'm gonna..."
Woman: "Yer gonna what? Poke her with a hay fork? That'd be a sight." She laughs at the thought
Man: "Aww... shut it" He grumbles and heads back off towards the barn.
*Quiet rumors start to spread that the Allied forces are looking for nets and net supplies in large quantities.*
//if you decide to donate stuff for netting, please post it on the Dragon Storm Donations forum thread rather than trying to get a GM to notate it for you, and donate it to one of the Defense Donation funds through the Layonara Donations lady. Thanks!
if you decide you want to sell them to the Allied Forces... advertise
Due to recent events, the War Council venue has been moved from Huangjin to Blackford Castle. This is pending, though, due to necessary GM involvement.
Thanks for your understanding.