The Worlds of Katherine Kurtz

Role-Playing and Other Games => Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming => Topic started by: Bynw on September 01, 2017, 02:22:57 pm

Title: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on September 01, 2017, 02:22:57 pm
This is the thread to use to talk about the game(s) but  not in-character. This is where questions can be asked of the rules or any other game related issue.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on September 02, 2017, 12:02:46 pm
I have never played this kind of game. Sounds fun. Can you give us a little run down of what is expected of the players.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on September 02, 2017, 12:13:58 pm
Yes once I get everything ready to be posted. Most questions will be answered in the Lite Rules postings that will be coming.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bifph on November 08, 2017, 10:26:13 am
You mentioned:
Quote from: Bynw
The Tiny Dungeons RPG is required.

Is this something your players should look into purchasing? If so, recommend me some places where I can get it.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on November 08, 2017, 11:52:47 am
Sure it would give the basic rules that this is based off of and give you more info.  It's available at http://drivethrurpg.com/product/144545/Tiny-Dungeon-Print-and-Play-Bundle (http://drivethrurpg.com/product/144545/Tiny-Dungeon-Print-and-Play-Bundle)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 08, 2017, 12:48:37 pm
Ooh, interesting!  Downloaded.  ;D

This is also the same website where I found the sound files of medieval ambiance that were designed to help create the sounds of various medieval settings during a gaming campaign. I think I have Medieval Feast, Medieval Village, Medieval City, Medieval Tavern, and maybe one more. I used them as background sound while writing parts of Visionaries. I can't remember the actual titles of the files or who created them, but they are a cool resource.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: MidnightBlue on November 08, 2017, 02:07:00 pm
I can't remember the actual titles of the files or who created them, but they are a cool resource.

If you have a DriveThru RPG account that you bought the files from, then you should be able to click on your library and see the details of those files.  If you were curious.

I've been reading the couple of characters that you all have posted so far.  Very cool!

 :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 08, 2017, 02:33:45 pm
Aha! Found them!  I thought they were all by one company, but apparently not.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/139474/Medieval-Banquet-Hall--from-the-RPG--TableTop-Audio-Experts

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/118295/Pro-RPG-Audio-Daytime-Medieval-City

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/76419/Prosperous-Tavern

I could have sworn there was at least one more, because I thought I had a Village soundtrack that was a little different from the City one, but I guess not.  Maybe I just listened to one but didn't actually buy it, or maybe it was a download from some other website.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on November 08, 2017, 03:04:09 pm
DrivethruRPG is a great site
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: MidnightBlue on November 08, 2017, 08:47:02 pm
DrivethruRPG is a great site

Agreed!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on November 09, 2017, 07:28:22 am
OOh I would love to get involved but am too busy and tired at the moment. I worked out that it will be another 7 years before I can afford to retire (unless DH's condition deteriorates but that's not a hoped for solution) so please don't kill each other off before then!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on November 09, 2017, 09:10:45 am
OOh I would love to get involved but am too busy and tired at the moment. I worked out that it will be another 7 years before I can afford to retire (unless DH's condition deteriorates but that's not a hoped for solution) so please don't kill each other off before then!

Even if the current party gets annihilated, chances are fair to middling that another campaign will start, with all new characters.  So be of good cheer!  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on November 09, 2017, 10:00:05 am
I am not the GM that goes all out to kill the characters. That is our beloved Katherine.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on November 09, 2017, 10:02:49 am
I am not the GM that goes all out to kill the characters. That is our beloved Katherine.

LOL, no, I know that.  You enjoy throwing curve balls at your player characters, but you don't usually try to get us all killed off.

What I meant was, should the current incipient campaign end before revanne has time to join, a new campaign is a fair possibility.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 09, 2017, 12:25:36 pm
Oh, come join us Revanne. You know Jorum wants to play.  Write up a quick character sheet and then when you can, perhaps during those late insomnia nights he, or another character of your choice, can portal into the game for a few rolls of the dice anyway.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 09, 2017, 05:35:02 pm
I was going to look for a picture of a young, brown-haired woman with a single braid, preferably wearing medieval clothing, and post it as a profile photo for my character. One would think it would be relatively easy to find a medievally dressed brunette on Google with a braid (just one) down her back, or over her shoulder, or something!  But no. It would seem that every young female gracing Google Images in quasi-medieval garb is either a blonde or a flaming redhead, and/or has more braids than an octopus has tentacles.  I can just imagine my Aliset at the start of every adventure.  "Excuse me, Bynw, I've got to braid my hair first."

Bynw:  "OK, roll a 2D6 to see how many minutes this is going to take.  No, wait, make that a hundred-sided die.  Two hundred-sided dice if you plan to stick flowers in all those braids too...."

Aliset: "Screw it! Ain't no adventurer got time for that!"   ;D

Or this alternate scenario:

Bynw: "You all wake up with a start, even though it's still an hour from dawn, because your sentry has alerted you that the enemy has snuck up on you unawares and is just now cresting the hill 50 feet away. What are you doing?"

Wash: "I'm grabbing my sword and shield."

Darcy: "I quickly climb up a tree to hide and get a height advantage on our attackers."

Aliset: "I'm still braiding my fluorescent red hair."

Aliset takes an arrow from the exasperated Game Master as the enemy descends upon the campsite.... 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on November 09, 2017, 06:13:50 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on November 09, 2017, 06:29:49 pm
I have now downloaded the rules.  Hopefully, I won't have too many questions....

Darcy Cameron shakes his head.  "Oh for goodness sake, just go with it, woman!"
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 09, 2017, 06:48:01 pm
I am just home from the dentist, a not so fun way to spend a day off. I read the above and I break into a laugh.
Dear ladies, how I needed that!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 09, 2017, 07:14:25 pm
Evie see if any of this photos works
One braid but a black and white image from the back  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/457185799646531659/

Burnett, hair may be braided.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/457185799657256507/

I think her hair is braided.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/457185799653157886/

My favorite for your Aliset:
A few semi-permenent braids to keep the bangs back. but no time to braid the rest.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/457185799655146103/

Unless your looking for that true sorcerers look.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/ASVh4SJja0wK2qlkBi00lfgXvuTsbeVt8lu4FdXm-3eVKH9YxIknalw/

Love it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on November 09, 2017, 07:27:27 pm
Here's a picture with directions for a style involving TWO braids, and it's from the 15th C., so maybe a bit late.   She's shown putting a headdress on over the style, but it might work, and she has brown hair.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AUuYiNbVsLN3BJwRoE74w2EQVIveaSNTd4xAv_ihXvUQL1XA37GJcvs/
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 09, 2017, 08:06:29 pm
Here is an image you might like for your pretty lady.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/184014334752102871
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 09, 2017, 08:09:07 pm
Laurna's first link (the black and white picture) comes closest to what I was looking for, plus she's wearing a gown that would fit the right general era too. Although if you look at my character profile, I've added a picture now.... ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 09, 2017, 08:19:39 pm
Here is an image you might like for your pretty lady.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/184014334752102871

I didn't see this one before, but this could work also.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 29, 2017, 04:02:44 am
My Lady Jerusha, Hah!. You almost had me there! Took me all night at work to formulate an answer to Darcy's flames at the kitchen door.
But now I fear I may have to roll the dice. If I fail, I do hope you are there to get us out of this. LOL.
What oh What have I gotten my self into. ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on November 29, 2017, 05:58:56 am
Well done, my lady!  I was thinking along the same lines myself.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on November 29, 2017, 05:59:24 am
Yikes - hope nothing too drastic happens before my character works out how to arrive. He'll have the wherewithall for the last rites though.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 29, 2017, 08:55:40 am
Maybe it's just me, though I suspect it might be a good idea to put out that fire so the kitchen doesn't collapse onto the people you are trying to save. (Not to mention those attempting to rescue them.)  Aliset would say something about it, but right now she's out dealing with fractious horses....  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 29, 2017, 09:51:12 am
Quick question for Bynw re: dice rolls in game play, since this is a story based game.  If we are writing a scene in which something happens that will call for a dice roll, is it OK to just go ahead and do the dice roll on that page (sending you the results, of course), and then continue writing the scene accordingly to whether we succeeded (rolled a 5 or 6 on any of the dice) or not?  For instance, in Laurna's last scene, could she have gone ahead and done a dice roll and then ended the scene with Wash either succeeding at using his telekinesis power or failing at it and needing to take another action (or stepping back to let Darcy try something)?  Or do we need to wait for you to confirm the dice roll?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 29, 2017, 10:44:03 am
Writing my scene. Laurna, is Washburn riding Night Dancer or the destrier?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 29, 2017, 11:20:48 am
All the above are good questions that I have for Bynw as well.  I did a practice roll of the  dice last night, No I did not send it , Really was just practice, and It was not pretty. lol. Which got me worried if Bynw does call for an official dice roll.

Evie out of fear for what may happen now and in the future, I will say that Night Dancer is happily eating hay in Grecotha. and this is just a nice black destrier out of the Grecothan stables.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on November 29, 2017, 11:44:05 am
Good point about the fire, Evie.  Hope my little post doesn't conflict with your scene.  I already had this mostly written in my head by the time I saw your post.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 29, 2017, 11:47:15 am
OK, good to know. Although since a destrier, by definition, is still a trained war horse, and this one doesn't know me, and is currently possibly spooked by the nearby fire/smoke (although as a trained war horse he is probably reasonably bomb-proof), I shall proceed with all due caution.  Sure you don't want to make my life easier and make him a rouncey gelding like Sextus' Murray?  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 29, 2017, 12:03:23 pm
Good point about the fire, Evie.  Hope my little post doesn't conflict with your scene.  I already had this mostly written in my head by the time I saw your post.   :)

No worries; I'm outside in the stables at the moment, so there's no conflict with your scene at all.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on November 29, 2017, 02:49:41 pm
Has anyone heard from Bynw yet about if I am supposed to roll. I take it the roll will be a 3d6 Right?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on November 29, 2017, 02:54:13 pm
Has anyone heard from Bynw yet about if I am supposed to roll. I take it the roll will be a 3d6 Right?

Telekinesis is one of Washburn's listed traits, and your character template says your average difficulty for this would be a 2D6 roll, but if what you are trying to lift is heavier than usual (it was a beam, wasn't it? Not just something small like, for instance, a tankard?), then my guess is that you might need a 3D6 roll.  But yeah, that's more of a call for Bynw to make, and I suspect he's at work right now.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 01, 2017, 03:43:44 am
Revanne, Wonderful to have you join us. Yay! I do hope this means you are starting to feel better. To discover the best way to pronounce Priest Columcil's name, I found Saint Columcille (kŏl´əmkĬl´) [Irish=dove of the church]. Will this pronunciation do. I am glad Father Columcil can handle animals as well as his father does.  ;D

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Darcy wondered what he could do.  He was no physician, though he knew a few remedies for seasickness he was sure the nobleman would not appreciate.
LOL. For Washburn's sake, I am going to say "No, please No," to the seasickness remedies.  LOL.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 01, 2017, 05:25:15 am
Thank you for the helpful research Laurna, yes that's the pronounciation.

I am feeling in less pain but actually the reason fr being able to join you is being off sick gave me the time to create my character. Oh dear, I do seem to have it in for Dhugal!

Now to see if I can work out how to do a dice roll.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 01, 2017, 07:30:23 am
Quick question for Bynw re: dice rolls in game play, since this is a story based game.  If we are writing a scene in which something happens that will call for a dice roll, is it OK to just go ahead and do the dice roll on that page (sending you the results, of course), and then continue writing the scene accordingly to whether we succeeded (rolled a 5 or 6 on any of the dice) or not?  For instance, in Laurna's last scene, could she have gone ahead and done a dice roll and then ended the scene with Wash either succeeding at using his telekinesis power or failing at it and needing to take another action (or stepping back to let Darcy try something)?  Or do we need to wait for you to confirm the dice roll?


Just getting caught up on the threads. Yes what you are doing is fine. Just go about the roll if you think it is needed. All part of the free-form aspect.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 02, 2017, 10:12:21 pm
I had myself a little giggle earlier in the day (as I put up my outside Christmas lights) about how my writing partners would handle the bath. Nicely done, and discreet from all sides. I was not certain if monastery medieval baths were accomplished in a common bathing room, or if individual tubs were brought into the private room of the guest. It could have gone either way, and I was waiting to see how it would play out. I was giggling as to how Aliset was going to wiggle her way out of a common room bathing scene. But... fortunately discretion and valor have won out, and we need not worry about that. LOL

No, just Nightmares of the disheartening kind and enemies not far behind.  :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 02, 2017, 10:22:57 pm
LOL!  Yes, baths would likely have been a bucket or two of heated water poured into a shallow washtub at most (assuming an actual proper bath and not just a pitcher and basin to sponge off with), not the sort that would take a whole lot of water to fill, but a shallow amount sufficient to sit or squat in while scrubbing up and rinsing off.  There were larger multiperson baths available too, but those are more the sort of thing one might find in a bathhouse (aka 'the stews'), not something that would be used by multiple bathers at once in a monastery.  (Since all sorts of other things besides merely bathing could and did sometimes end up happening at public bathhouses, they eventually gained a disreputable reputation, as the bath attendants sometimes offered services of a much more personal nature. This in turn led to bathhouses being looked at very much askance by the Church, but it generally wasn't personal cleanliness that was looked down upon, but the vices that went along with people of both genders bathing together leading to other, more illicit activities.)

[Edited to correct spelling error, though I guess multiperson baths were also multipurposed at times, much to the consternation of the Church!  LOL!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 04, 2017, 02:32:50 pm
Evie, I was looking hard at Aliset's picture. The emblem on the dagger isn't perfectly clear but it looked like an eagles head to me. If it is other than that. let me know I and i will change the description. I should have asked you, but it was one am my time when I wrote that; then I forgot to ask this morning.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 04, 2017, 02:55:46 pm
Evie, I was looking hard at Aliset's picture. The emblem on the dagger isn't perfectly clear but it looked like an eagles head to me. If it is other than that. let me know I and i will change the description. I should have asked you, but it was one am my time when I wrote that; then I forgot to ask this morning.

LOL! I honestly don't know what's on that dagger.  It was just a pendant that KK sent me along with a bunch of fabric for the Mini-Deryni.  Here is the link to the original photo on Flickr, if you want to zoom in and see the fine details, though honestly an eagle would be just as fitting a design as any other, as far as I'm concerned.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4562/37723467524_b092074bd5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZtuCCu) (Click on photo to get to Flickr page, and then you should be able to click on the photo there to zoom in for a close view.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 07, 2017, 02:26:49 am
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“Lord have mercy,” Darcy muttered as he drew the hood of his robe up to cover his head.

Jerusha, You know how to make me laugh. ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 07, 2017, 02:54:35 am
 That's right Jerusha. Add to poor Fathee Columcil's worries. Still, if he gets caught up in a lightening strike aimed at Darcy he won't have to worry about awkward questions any more.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 07, 2017, 05:51:10 am
*Looks contrite, sort of*

I do what I can.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 07, 2017, 08:36:03 am
Does this Washburn look like Chris Hemsworth also?  Trying to imagine Chris Hemsworth with a tonsure here....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 07, 2017, 11:48:08 am
Columcil saw the covert smirks of his two remaining companions but years of needing to cover his amusement under the appropriate priestly demeanour stiod him in good stead, so he contented himself with remarking  "Well, Sirs, I'd best be about fitting out Spean with the new harness m'Lord Abbot has kindly provided me, if we're to be off within the hour, as his young  Lordship orders,"  before turning and heading towards the monastery stables.

As he went he pondered as to where he had seen that blazon, if only he could remember! It was clear from the casually given instruction which expected unquestioned obedience that he was a young man of some rank. He would have to find a way of tactfully suggesting a more humble demeanour, if the monkish subterfuge was to succeed - though he had no desire to give offence to one of the nobility. This looked like being an interesting journey. He amused himself briefly with the idea of returning to the Abbot and begging for an easier penance - there was an island somewhere of the coast of Meara with a summit which penitents climbed on their knees. He snorted in amusement at his fancy and turned towards the whicker of greeting that Spean gave him. He ran his hands through the horse's mane and took comfort from the physical contact and the loving touch of the animal's mind.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 07, 2017, 11:53:11 am
This looked like being an interesting journey. He amused himself briefly with the idea of returning to the Abbot and begging for an easier penance - there was an island somewhere of the coast of Meara with a summit which penitents climbed on their knees.

LOL good one Revanne.LOL

Love it. but please post a copy of this onto the story thread.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 07, 2017, 12:07:13 pm
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/7e/ff/2a/7eff2a984985a8b4b982b2d21735ee6d.jpg)
Washburn Morgan with short hair.  ;D  Not to sure about that Tonsure though. :o The things one does for friends.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 07, 2017, 01:00:47 pm
Thanks to Evie for rescuing me from my misposting  here.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 08, 2017, 05:31:52 am
This one is meant to be here.

Is it allowed to put small buts of dialogue in the mouths of other characters ?obviously they won't  be the focus of the scene, and would be in character.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 08, 2017, 05:34:43 am
Morning Revanne.
Yes you may, as we all seem to have done it so far. Just try to keep it in character.
I am just in the process of posting a short addition. I hope this does not interfere with what you are writing.

And now it is posted. And I am going to bed.
Good Night Revanne.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 08, 2017, 10:33:45 am
Good thought about the timings  Laurna.  We don't want any mishaps with those elastic roads.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 08, 2017, 12:24:19 pm
 It's hard for me to imagine a hot and humid Meara when there's ice and snow all around me right now. The view outside my window looks like Narnia! ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 08, 2017, 01:11:10 pm
You have snow?! Fantastic! A White Christmas!
Stay warm.

Let's compare. California: We haven't seen much rain since last spring, with none in the forecast. 4 days of gale force winds. Yesterday the parking garage elevator was out due to the winds. I had to park on the fourth floor. Walking from there to the hospital was like walking through a wind tunnel on open throttle.   Today the winds have subsided and right now it is 79 degrees. I do hope the Fire fighters can get a handle on the big fires today.

Can you Portal over some of that Snow, Please.
Make an snow angle for me! 
One thing though, Please Drive Safe, safe, safe!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on December 08, 2017, 02:20:44 pm
Whoops, I think the portal backfired.  We have snow here too.

Bad news about the fires.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 08, 2017, 03:54:19 pm
How much snow would you like, Laurna?

We had snow squalls all day, which means heavy snow, strong winds and zero visibility.

Fortunately, I had arranged for a vacation day today and didn't need to travel.  So I made Christmas cookies today.

And guess what they are called:  "snowflakes."   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 08, 2017, 04:02:00 pm
How much snow would you like, Laurna?

We had snow squalls all day, which means heavy snow, strong winds and zero visibility.

Fortunately, I had arranged for a vacation day today and didn't need to travel.  So I made Christmas cookies today.

And guess what they are called:  "snowflakes."   :)


Perhaps I will pass on the snow squalls. I don't have cloths for that. lol BURRRR

Now, a "snowflake" Christmas cooky, served warm with hot cocoa will do just fine.    ;D Yum!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 09, 2017, 07:38:46 am
You folks can keep all of that snow down south. I don't want any of it this year.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 13, 2017, 05:57:42 am
Bynw, how do we handle additional characters?  Can I introduce the one that Darcy and Washburn are now seeking, or does that fall to the game master?  (Although we sort of already did this with the townsfolk at the tavern.)  Just want to stay within the rules.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 13, 2017, 07:21:47 am
In non-free form style games. All of the NPCs (non-player characters) would be played by the GM (game master). Although some control would be given over to the players for important henchmen and retainers. However, this is semi-free-form. So there is more lattitude allowed. As players you drive the story. I'll step in from time to time to give it a push or kick in a specific direction, but it's mainly all you.

You can play the locals, unless I step in with something specific in mind for an encounter. You can play those that add to the excitement or otherwise drive the story. Such as whomever it was that has been spotted. Chances are its not Oswald himself, he's not that close yet. It could be one of his men. It could be someone completely innocent as well. Just enough paranoia to cause issues with the party heading to Rheumth.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 14, 2017, 09:04:01 pm
Bynw, does every action in a fight require a roll of the dice?  For example, a defensive move that is not directly related to a strength?

If so, with the luck we are having today, I fear our heroes may not survive until morning!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 14, 2017, 10:12:20 pm
Also, when can we be able to use an advantage roll of 3d6? Especially when the move is related to one of three character traits?

I had been thinking, that if Wash had been able to do a successful trueth read, than I was considering rolling a 1d6 to determine if the NPC was lying (a Roll of 1, 2, or 3) or telling the truth (a roll of 4, 5, or 6). Would that be acceptable in the future? That kind of rolling is strictly to help pick the direction of the story when things could go either way.

Evie, I love that you filled in some NPC detail for us. That helps a lot.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 15, 2017, 07:53:53 am
Bynw, does every action in a fight require a roll of the dice?  For example, a defensive move that is not directly related to a strength?

If so, with the luck we are having today, I fear our heroes may not survive until morning!


In combat the first thing is an Initiative Test, which is 2d6 but they are added together for the total. The highest number goes first and the others follow in order of the total rolled.

During the characters turn they have 2 actions. Generally Move and Attack. But it can be Move and Move, or Attack and Attack. Or even change weapons is an action, as is picking something up or giving something to someone else. But you only get 2 each turn in combat.

Movement is limited to a maximum distance of 25 feet, if there is nothing hindering that movement.

Attacking is simple if you are within range. If you have Mastered a weapon you get an Advantage with it. So roll 3d6. If you are just Proficient with the weapon it is a Standard roll of 2d6. And if its any other kind of weapon you are at a Disadvantage so only roll 1d6.

If you are successful in the Attack, all weapons do only 1 point of damage.

There are 2 special actions available in during combat.

Focus. This gives you a success on your next attack roll if you get 4 or above.

Evade. Choosing this action allows you to Test at a Disadvantage (1d6) when you are hit in combat. If you succeed, then you take no damage. This only lasts until the start of your next turn.


Normally there are no rolls made to defend against an attack in combat. Unless you have some Trait that allows for it to happen. Otherwise you would have to choose Evade as one of your 2 actions every combat turn.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 15, 2017, 07:56:18 am
Also, when can we be able to use an advantage roll of 3d6? Especially when the move is related to one of three character traits?

I had been thinking, that if Wash had been able to do a successful trueth read, than I was considering rolling a 1d6 to determine if the NPC was lying (a Roll of 1, 2, or 3) or telling the truth (a roll of 4, 5, or 6). Would that be acceptable in the future? That kind of rolling is strictly to help pick the direction of the story when things could go either way.

Evie, I love that you filled in some NPC detail for us. That helps a lot.


The specific Traits detail when one gets an Advantage generally. There are other circumstantial events that may cause that as well but they would all be on a case by case basis.

You can determine if the NPC is lying anyway you want to do it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 15, 2017, 09:17:56 am
Also, when can we be able to use an advantage roll of 3d6? Especially when the move is related to one of three character traits?

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Evie, I love that you filled in some NPC detail for us. That helps a lot.


The specific Traits detail when one gets an Advantage generally. There are other circumstantial events that may cause that as well but they would all be on a case by case basis.

You can determine if the NPC is lying anyway you want to do it.

OK, so applying this to my character, I am assuming since she has mastery in Dagger, then she would roll 3d6 when she uses that, but as far as other light melee weapons go (her proficiency), she would just roll 2d6, and if she was trying to use something out of that category, such as a broken bottle in a tavern brawl, her difficulty would go to 1d6.

I think where it's harder to determine is that for our specific traits (especially specifically Deryni ones), the sourcebook seems to attach a standard 2d6 roll for average use of those traits even though they are things the average human can't do, which makes it a little bit harder to determine when it should be considered a task of harder than average difficulty or easier than average.  Though I would think tasks that we do on an everyday basis or have done since childhood (or at least puberty, whenever our talents first manifested) would fall into the lower difficulty range--things like being able to manifest handfire, or simple Mind-Speech to someone we are in direct contact with if they are not shielding against it, whereas things we are encountering active resistance against, or that would be more difficult even for a trained Deryni, would require raising the difficulty of the dice roll.

To pull a few examples from the top of my head, Alaric might have average difficulty establishing a mind link with an acquaintance or even with someone he doesn't know, but who is open to the idea. He would have little difficulty (barring unforeseen circumstances) establishing one with Richenda, since they already share a deep rapport.  He would probably have to force a mind link on an avowed enemy if for some reason he had to establish one at all, there would almost certainly be active resistance, and both the unfamiliarity and the resistance would raise difficulty.

So looking at my character template, my guess is that for spell-reading, most magic scrolls would have spells of average difficulty on them. However, someone might have bothered to write a magic scroll for something as basic as "How to light a candle," so that might be 1d6, while something like "Create a moving ward" might be difficult, and "Ward an entire army on the march" might be phenomenally difficult.  (Can you roll a negative number of dice?  ;D)

I would assume that for game-playing purposes, Aliset's family grimoire is essentially a book of (mostly simple, but perhaps with a few surprises) magic scrolls that have been passed down through her family?  In which case she might require a dice roll to see if there is a spell in there that would apply to the situation she needs it for, and then maybe a second roll to see if her use of it is successful.  Does that sound like a fair way to use that item in game play?

And you're welcome, Laurna! I had to figure out something to do while Aliset was getting her beauty sleep!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 15, 2017, 09:30:53 am
Bynw, does every action in a fight require a roll of the dice?  For example, a defensive move that is not directly related to a strength?

If so, with the luck we are having today, I fear our heroes may not survive until morning!


In combat the first thing is an Initiative Test, which is 2d6 but they are added together for the total. The highest number goes first and the others follow in order of the total rolled.


LOL! I hear you about not surviving, Jerusha!   ;D

OK, so we have four players who often post at wildly different times of the day/night.  I am most often able to post during daytime hours these days.  I usually see Laurna's and Darcy's new posts when I wake up the next morning or very late at night.  Revanne posts when she can, often but not always during (my) late afternoon.  So when we are rolling for initiative, do we have to wait on each player to roll their dice and post the results separately (which may delay any further game play for 24 hours or more), or can one person (maybe with the agreement of the others in the OOC thread, if preferred) use the dice roller page to do 4 initiative dice rolls all at once, using the comment window to specify "Dice 1=me, Dice2=Wash, Dice 3=Darcy, Dice 4=Columcil" and then post the results to the game thread, then let the individual players react accordingly in their scenes?  I think that might be one way to keep combat from dragging on for days, with simply figuring out who moves first taking up hours that could be better spent actually coming up with and writing our scenes. Or maybe if it looks like we are about to end up heading into a combat scene, we could PM Bynw to roll initiative for us and post the results, and then we could take up our scene writing from there?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 15, 2017, 09:47:58 am
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There could be circumstances where rolling at a Disadvantage would come into play or even rolling at an Advantage. You could potentially play a Deryni character who doesn't know they are Deryni and has no training or something of that nature and roll their Deryni traits at a Disadvantage.

I think that was one reason for the request for clarification, as we have two player characters who are Deryni but either don't know it (Darcy) or are aware of it but aren't trained (Columcil).  Can we assume that if someone untrained has at least managed to use a trait in a specific way successfully before (even if they didn't consciously know they were using a Deryni talent to do it), they would have less difficulty doing it again in future, which would raise their chances at a second or later attempt to 2d6 rather than 1d6?  Or would it still be 1d6 until they receive training?  I can see Columcil, for instance, being experienced enough in Healing by now to be able to roll 2d6 even though he's not trained in it, just like Alaric and Duncan were able to develop their Healing talents without formal Healer training.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 15, 2017, 10:11:43 am
Bynw, does every action in a fight require a roll of the dice?  For example, a defensive move that is not directly related to a strength?

If so, with the luck we are having today, I fear our heroes may not survive until morning!


In combat the first thing is an Initiative Test, which is 2d6 but they are added together for the total. The highest number goes first and the others follow in order of the total rolled.


LOL! I hear you about not surviving, Jerusha!   ;D

OK, so we have four players who often post at wildly different times of the day/night.  I am most often able to post during daytime hours these days.  I usually see Laurna's and Darcy's new posts when I wake up the next morning or very late at night.  Revanne posts when she can, often but not always during (my) late afternoon.  So when we are rolling for initiative, do we have to wait on each player to roll their dice and post the results separately (which may delay any further game play for 24 hours or more), or can one person (maybe with the agreement of the others in the OOC thread, if preferred) use the dice roller page to do 4 initiative dice rolls all at once, using the comment window to specify "Dice 1=me, Dice2=Wash, Dice 3=Darcy, Dice 4=Columcil" and then post the results to the game thread, then let the individual players react accordingly in their scenes?  I think that might be one way to keep combat from dragging on for days, with simply figuring out who moves first taking up hours that could be better spent actually coming up with and writing our scenes. Or maybe if it looks like we are about to end up heading into a combat scene, we could PM Bynw to roll initiative for us and post the results, and then we could take up our scene writing from there?


That is one of the advantages and disadvantages of play-by-post. There is a higher degree of lag time between actions of the various characters since the players are not always online at the time time. But it also gives the players more time to think about that is happening in any given situation.

For the initiative right now it would be 3 rolls. The bad guy (which can be rolled by anyone, even me.) And Wash and Darcy. The other characters are not currently involved in the combat area right now so they wouldn't be able to roll for initiative as they are occupied elsewhere.

To speed things up. One can make multiple rolls in advance of needing them. They would be used in order as needed until depleted. That does require some record keeping as the rolls aren't done on the spot. But it gets a little crazy doing every roll like that. So maybe just to the initiative rolls in advance.  Or of course have 1 person make the rolls for everyone involved in the combat as well. Except one would still have to wait until the next person posted to see what that person does in combat.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 15, 2017, 10:20:25 am
OK, I think I've got it now.  Thanks to all!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 15, 2017, 10:41:44 am
OK, I think I've got it now.  Thanks to all!


you are doing great!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 15, 2017, 02:43:49 pm
Jerusha and/or Laurna, about how far out from the church do you envision Darcy and Wash are? I imagine it's going to be several rounds of combat (and probably post-combat) before Aliset makes it to where they are, since I can't imagine they're just across the road given your previous descriptions of how you got to your present location, but since she seems to be making her headstrong way in that direction, I figure it might be helpful to know that. LOL! She's likely to come wandering up soaked to the skin (I'm guessing if there's lighting and thunder close by, rain is starting to fall by now) and completely out of sorts long after your encounter is resolved at this rate. LOL! And God (or at least Anne) only knows if she's managed to wake Columcil or not!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 15, 2017, 03:08:25 pm
I'm thinking at least a mile.  Washburn had them walk through the stream for about a mile, so it's about a mile back to the main road and then a little farther beyond that junction.  Aliset and the good Father may actually meet them partway along the path, if Darcy and Sir Washburn are dragging their injured captive back with them.  I suspect Austin has not wanted to actually get himself killed.  But I could be wrong on that.  And Sir Washburn may have other thoughts.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 15, 2017, 03:46:16 pm
Aliset, muttering darkly to herself: "Are we really caring what Austin wants?"  But she might have a somewhat biased view of things....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 17, 2017, 09:51:58 am
Well since Evie brought it up. I did find this Critical fumble table in one of the other Tiny 6 rule books.


Critical Fumble Table
If you ever roll all “1s” on your Test, roll 3d6 and consult the below table:
3: You accidentally harm yourself. Take 1 damage.
4: You drop whatever you are holding due to the pain.
5: You stumble and fall. You must spend an action to stand back up.
6: You accidentally break or ruin a tool you are using or carrying.
7: You accidentally cause a random ally to drop something they’re carrying.
8: You accidentally offend someone you shouldn’t have.
9: You make a mistake and forget your next step in the plan.
10: You’re off balance. The next time you Test, you have disadvantage.
11: You unintentionally mislead someone. Give an NPC or player bad info.
12: You accidentally break a minor law you were unaware of.
13: The equipment was faulty and causes a glitch that causes a random detour.
14: You accidentally misplace 1d6 Gold Coins.
15: You find something that belongs to someone else.
16: You accidentally harm an ally. Deal them 1 damage.
17: The next person you kill wasn’t who you thought they were.
18: You deal yourself 2 damage on accident.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 17, 2017, 12:39:52 pm
Oh Nooooo!   To the critical list above. LOL Lots in there that we DO NOT Want to happen.

I think we need someone to play Austin for his next two moves (recovery from the fall and attack/ or recovery and run). Bynw or Evie  or even Jerusha. Who wants to play Austin? I certainly do not.

Oh and sorry, I will miss chat today.  I am off to a Christmas Tea and will be back late this evening.  Every one have a good chat and please tell KK Happy Yuletide for me.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 17, 2017, 07:50:40 pm
LOL, I think the entire point of a Critical Fumble table is that things happen that you don't want to have happen!  But that said, this looks like a list that really only works under combat situations and the like. For instance, when I rolled the double 1 rolls, I was just trying to shapeshift back into my assumed form after briefly showing my true identity to someone. There really wouldn't be any way to realistically incorporate any (or at least most) of these consequences into the story in a way that would make sense. Me failing to shift back into my disguised form is hardly likely to make my ally in that scene (Columcil) drop any object, or cause him harm in some way, and there wasn't any opponent or enemy around during that scene. So using a Critical Fumble table only makes sense if the circumstances of the scene are such that the sort of mishaps on the list can actually happen. I prefer the idea of using an "all ones" roll as meaning you somehow failed badly in what you tried to do, but write the scene to reflect that failure in such a way that it makes sense for that particular situation you were rolling for.

Had a busy weekend, so I'll have to take a look at the game thread to see what I've missed. But I don't mind writing from Austin's POV if needed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 18, 2017, 05:57:28 am
I never thought to roll the dice to see if Austin survived the fall from the horse.  Probably because I thought is was somewhat controlled versus "how did that happen?"  If he had died, it would not have been much of a scene.  No, wait.  Washburn could have done a death reading, and what would Darcy have thought about that!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 18, 2017, 06:28:44 am
Given that anger is one of Columcil's Traits do I get an advantage for that.?  He is already feeling very protective towards Aliset.

Also is the monastery they are taking Austin in Culdi or the church where Aliset and Columcil are taking refuge?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 08:42:08 am
I never thought to roll the dice to see if Austin survived the fall from the horse.  Probably because I thought is was somewhat controlled versus "how did that happen?"  If he had died, it would not have been much of a scene.  No, wait.  Washburn could have done a death reading, and what would Darcy have thought about that!

LOL! I wanted to see if he would land on that injured shoulder with the dagger in it and harm himself further, or nick an artery and bleed out.  Since, you know, Washburn so obligingly skewered him for us....   ;D  But that's fine; I'm sure all that rolling around on it didn't help matters any for him!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 08:48:26 am

Also is the monastery they are taking Austin in Culdi or the church where Aliset and Columcil are taking refuge?

LOL!  Oops! Did we forget where we are this round?  Um, maybe they've taken shelter in the church associated with another monastery along the way? (Though that wouldn't make much sense since surely a monastery would have a guesthouse.) Or maybe we should edit the past few scenes to say "church" rather than "monastery," in which case I will also need to edit Austin's expectations accordingly, since a church wouldn't have an infirmary.  Or maybe there's another monastery nearby that Wash and Darcy are dragging Austin off to, which is just a bit further down the road than they initially wanted to go before stopping for the night? (Though that also wouldn't make much sense, given we were being pursued. Why would we want to sleep in a less secure church rather than sleeping in a presumably walled-in monastery?) I agree this needs clarification one way or another.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 08:53:48 am
Given that anger is one of Columcil's Traits do I get an advantage for that.?  He is already feeling very protective towards Aliset.

Looking at that trait on your character profile, it says "When you are down to your last hit point, your anger-fueled attacks do 2 Hit Points of damage. You cannot flee, stop fighting, or heal yourself until the encounter is over."  So my read on this is that basically when you are badly wounded (down to your last hit point), you basically go into berserker mode, and any successful hits on your enemy during that round cause double damage to him. 

The downside is that once this "berserker" mode kicks in, you can't flee, stop fighting, or heal yourself until the fighting ends. (In which case, let's hope they haven't managed to get a blow in to eliminate your last hit point first, or you might end up needing to use your Hero Point to survive, or one of us might need to suddenly discover a Healing gift or have some spell handy that can restore enough health to you to let you Heal yourself properly!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 18, 2017, 08:57:15 am
Hopefully it won't  get to that.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 09:01:01 am
Of course, you're welcome to fly into a rage-fueled attack on Aliset's behalf anytime. It's just not going to give you any special advantage to do so until you're nearly on death's doorstep.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 18, 2017, 09:40:06 am
Oops, my bad.  It should be the church they just came from.  I don't know why I turned it into a monastery; maybe a slip of the brain due to the monk's habits they were wearing. 

I'll edit it back to the appropriate church. 

On second thought, I changed it to "back with us."  There could be issues with them showing up without their habits and dragging a wounded prisoner.  This still could happen, but I thought leaving other options open was the better way to go.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 10:54:13 am
Hey, Bynw, who does Austin answer to directly? Or is that up to us?  In what I wrote earlier, I was assuming he reports directly to whoever is pulling the strings behind Oswald's power grab, but I don't know if you have a particular as-yet-unintroduced shadowy figure in mind for that, or if we can just expand on that as we see fit.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 18, 2017, 03:29:03 pm
have fun with it
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 18, 2017, 03:32:55 pm
Evie, Is Alister still dressed as a monk? Does he/she have the hood up or down? Or is he/she in normal cloths?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 18, 2017, 04:18:14 pm
I am wondering who might be left to be a threat in Meara? Laurna, you're the geneologist, what do you reckon?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 04:29:21 pm
Evie, Is Alister still dressed as a monk? Does he/she have the hood up or down? Or is he/she in normal cloths?

I didn't change her out of her monk's clothing. I figured she probably would feel self-conscious changing clothes in front of a priest, even in her borrowed male form.  And since it's wet out, she probably has the hood up, though she might lower it to show Washburn it's her and not someone else. :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 18, 2017, 04:33:09 pm
I am wondering who might be left to be a threat in Meara? Laurna, you're the geneologist, what do you reckon?

Whoever it might be who considers himself (or herself) a just claimant to the Mearan throne, I'm also wondering if perhaps there is someone meddling with local matters from outside the Kingdom in order to cause headaches (and a possible distraction) for Kelson.  Teymuraz was killed by Duke Alaric, but he left heirs who share his pretensions to Torenth and his hatred for Gwynedd.  Maybe some descendant of Teymuraz is meddling in Meara affairs, trying to set up a puppet ruler there who will distract Kelson's focus away from some larger, more insidious plot?

But hey, that's just me and my evil mind awhirl....   ;)   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 18, 2017, 07:17:18 pm
http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php?topic=2145.msg17663#msg17663

This is my list for descendants of the Prince of Meara.  It is as yet incomplete. not all births and deaths are recorded.  Make of it what you will.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 18, 2017, 08:38:50 pm
I am wondering who might be left to be a threat in Meara? Laurna, you're the geneologist, what do you reckon?

Not all would-be kings need to be prince's or decedents of prince's for that matter. If one has the proper backing or can exhibit power and vision. You can be anybody and be elevated to rank, title, and privilege.

Look at Warren de Grey.

The field is wide open on who could be the mastermind behind it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 19, 2017, 01:55:32 am
I'm a Brit,  Bynw, I do hereditary principal!
A bit dodgy maybe ( Im thinking of you, Henry Tudor) but in the bloodline somewhere.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 19, 2017, 08:35:13 am
Well played, revanne; I was trying to come up with a pretext for Aliset to go for that amulet herself!   ;D

So did you actually Heal the poor guy or not before cutting away most of his power and protection?  It looked like the dice roll for Healing was a success, but then you yanked Columcil out of that healing trance so fast, his head probably spun! LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 19, 2017, 09:24:09 am
Columcil pulled out before the healing as I wasn't sure whether the amulet would block it and figured the dice roll was for the healing trance. I've added a couple of sentencez to make it clear.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 19, 2017, 01:15:04 pm
Wow! You get me into the Descendant thing and I forget all about reading and writing. I need to catch up. :P
(After I feed: Horses, dogs, cats and peacocks. Oh and Dad his lunch!)

.... later....
OH Ooch! I almost feel sorry for Austin. Almost.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 19, 2017, 02:59:40 pm
Without me looking for it and rereading it, does anyone remember how much info Wincent had gotten out of Derry's amulet when he took it from him. Did he know that it was Alaric's or did he use it? My memory is falling me on the subject.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 19, 2017, 03:05:38 pm
I don't remember offhand, but it needn't be the same sort of amulet/medallion in any case.  I think Austin's master would have imbued his amulet of protection with whatever specific magics he wanted to give it, which would probably have included some way to enhance and expand on his psychic link with his minion to aid in communicating with him and keeping track of his whereabouts, but also would have enhanced Austin's ability to block against some forms of magic/psychic interference that his own natural (albeit human) shielding wouldn't have been strong enough to protect him from.  It would also serve as a focus for Austin if he needed to send a psychic message back to his master, especially if he needed to do so at some other time than their prearranged interval.  So I guess in those ways it is very similar to the St. Camber medallion Alaric gave Derry, except that I don't recall Derry's medallion having specific powers to block Mind-Reading, Truth-Reading, or other psychic interference, so it might be different in that respect.  Then again, it's also been a few years since I read HD.

Since I doubt that Austin's master is the overly scrupulous sort, it could be that he's programmed that amulet for a few darker functions as well, such as tripping a Death-Trigger on Austin if he ever gets into a situation where he's irretrievable and likely to reveal too much information. So maybe it's a good thing it's no longer around his neck....  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 09:02:21 am
I had an idea just now, but it would involve using Ward Cubes, and looking back over my character profile, I realized that it doesn't specifically say anything about having Ward Cubes, and I don't think anyone else thought to add that into their list of equipment to begin with either!  Yet I can't imagine that a party of Deryni adventurers in a time period where being Deryni is mostly accepted wouldn't have at least one set of Ward Cubes among them somewhere. Should we maybe roll a d6 to see if we happen to have a set in our travel kit?   I mean, I could even imagine Darcy being attracted at some point in his history to buy a set of attractive dice, not realizing what drew him to them is that they're actually Deryni ward cubes. LOL!  The idea I had isn't completely dependent on us having a set of Ward Cubes to use, but I thought it might be handy to know if we have some with us or not for future reference.  I'll go ahead and roll for Aliset.  1 to 3= No, 4 to 6=Yes.

((Dice roll 2, Validation #2vn7tjk78x))

Well, dagnabbit, she must have fled her home too quickly to grab all her magical supplies.  *sigh*
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 09:34:32 am
Remember that pouch Darcy has secreted in his sea bag?  The one he accepted from the Deryni Quartermaster before the man drowned?  He did have a look inside it, to make sure he wasn't carrying anything that might get him killed.

Odd dice, that tingle ever so slightly when he handles them. 

Does this require a dice roll?  It was in my plan early on.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 20, 2017, 10:01:18 am
That is something you can spend a Hero Point on. Hey look I do have Ward Cubes. Minor alterations in reality that can help you are OK as long as they are not earth changing of course. An object in the right place. A friendly helpful NPC.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 10:24:43 am
That is something you can spend a Hero Point on. Hey look I do have Ward Cubes. Minor alterations in reality that can help you are OK as long as they are not earth changing of course. An object in the right place. A friendly helpful NPC.

This brings up the question, when we decide to spend a Hero Point, do we have to declare we're spending it before we roll the dice? Or can we use the Hero Point to ensure success without having to roll the dice at all?  Or if we've rolled the dice but failed by one point (or just failed, period), can we then use the Hero Point to turn it into a success roll? Or all of the above?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 20, 2017, 10:34:58 am
Of all the people in our group, Wash should have ward cubes. But if he doesn't have them, I don't think I am willing to waste  a hero point for it. Right about now, I think he would rather do a Death Reading of his friend's killer, than concentrate hard enough to create a ward.  Sorry.

I am going to be out of town for today, Wednesday. Just know that if Alister's killer does anything stupid, the black knight's dagger is in hand and prepared to be used. Also his bow is on his back, ready. Anyone can play him for me, if needful.

See everyone tomorrow.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 10:37:27 am
Hmm.   Darcy has ward cubes, but he doesn't know what they are or how to use them (I'm not sure rolling at a disadvantage would enable him to use them).  So a Hero point would be required for him to show them to one of the others and ask something like "Yo, do you happen to know what these are?"
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 10:39:15 am
Hmm.   Darcy has ward cubes, but he doesn't know what they are or how to use them (I'm not sure rolling at a disadvantage would enable him to use them).  So a Hero point would be required for him to show them to one of the others and ask something like "Yo, do you happen to know what these are?"

Nope, I considered that already, so that's why Aliset specifically mentions that even regular dice could be useful.  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 10:44:11 am
So I could do an advantage roll (Darcy has that lovely memory) to see if he remembers the funny cubes in his sea bag,  and if he still fails, use the hero point?  (Though I agree with Laurna, I'd kind of like to not use it for this.)

Correction, that would be 2 dice but I succeed on a 4, 5, or 6.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 10:58:16 am
My thought is that if Darcy remembers he has "dice," then Aliset, Wash, or even Columcil would quickly pick up on the fact they aren't ordinary dice the moment they touch them.  Wash probably has the most training in how to use them, but if he doesn't succeed, then Aliset or Columcil could try.  Aliset is pretty tired by now (though she might try a surreptitious fatigue banishing spell again if it doesn't look like we'll be heading to our beds anytime soon, or another Deryni could offer to do that for her).
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 11:16:22 am
Unfortunately, if Darcy remembers he has those funny dice, they are in his sea bag, which is back with the horses at the church.

Unless Father Columcil happened to dart in the stables as he was chasing after Aliset, grabbed the bag, and brought it with him.

"Oh by the way, my Son, I brought this along just in case you might need it."  I think that might cost a lot of hero points!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 20, 2017, 11:18:18 am
Columcil could use them. I'm thinking of that bit in The King's Justice when Ciard gives Kelson the rings he has taken from Loris and Goronwy and says something along the lines of "I wouldna touch these unless I was well-warded". I can't remember how the rest of the conversation goes but the implication is that warding is part of those unexplained Borders skills.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 20, 2017, 11:24:01 am
Sorry the good Father was too worried about distressed horses and missing maidens in disguise to bother about lost property.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 11:29:25 am
Ok. I guess someone could roll for Wash to see if he happens to have his on him at the moment (which leaves open the possibility he owns some but they're not with him just now, if the roll fails). I think that should fall under fair use for his character, especially as Laurna has given permission for us to use him in her absence, though I'm at lunch and only able to access the internet via phone at the moment, so maybe someone else could give it a go. Or another idea would be to make it back to the church using similar concealment to what Aliset used to cloak the party during their travels, but she is possibly too fatigued to do it just now, so that might need to be remedied first. Or maybe Wash knows a similar but different diversion? He didn't seem to know how Aliset was doing that cloaking earlier, so that's why I don't suggest him doing the exact same thing.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 11:37:41 am
Columcil could use them. I'm thinking of that bit in The King's Justice when Ciard gives Kelson the rings he has taken from Loris and Goronwy and says something along the lines of "I wouldna touch these unless I was well-warded". I can't remember how the rest of the conversation goes but the implication is that warding is part of those unexplained Borders skills.

Good point. And if the roll fails, that could be explained by the Border folk having other ways of warding things that don't necessarily involve Ward Cubes, so maybe they are too unfamiliar a type of warding for him to work out. Or since Ward Cubes attune themselves to their user over time, it could be that someone who hasn't used those particular cubes before might have more of a problem using them at first, and might fail their first attempts. Lots of ways to explain a failure roll. But this also leaves open the possibility of creating a Border-specific method of warding without needing Ward Cubes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 20, 2017, 11:51:18 am
I firmly believe that Deryni and Deryni-like (aka Border folk) can Ward without Wards Major (aka Ward Cubes). It's harder to do and not as powerful as using the Cubes which contain abit of their own power. But it is possible, and useful if having Wards Major is difficult to explain or dangerous to possess. Or just simply not available.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 12:03:34 pm
I can roll for Washburn, but if it fails, it fails (no hero point, but we have other options).  I'll post the results here.

2 dice, 2 + 2 = 4.  Verification number 565s83271f.  Sigh....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 12:07:59 pm
I can roll for Washburn, but if it fails, it fails (no hero point, but we have other options).  I'll post the results here.

Sounds good. I strongly suggest the roll just be for whether he has them on his person at the moment, so that Laurna can still roll later for whether Wash has any with him on this trip at all if that dice roll ends up failing, since you never know when having a set of Ward Cubes with us (that we actually know about) might come in handy later.  For that matter, Aliset's book of family spells probably contains a basic Ward Cube activation spell in it, or she might happen to know how to do that off the top of her head, so any one of us could whittle a set of wooden cubes for her to activate at some later time.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 12:15:20 pm
Results posted above and again here:  2 dice, 2 + 2 = 4.  Verification number 565s83271f.  Sigh....

We appear to be on an unfortunate roll.  Maybe that amulet is influencing us?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 12:22:32 pm
Yeah, it seems that way!  Dratted nuisance, it is!  ;)  I've had an idea for how we might get around the lack of Ward Cubes to create a similar effect (assuming the dice roll succeeds...grrr!), using "an old Border method" (which may or may not actually be an old Border method, but our prisoner needn't know that!), but don't have time at the moment to roll for it and write it up, so I will leave that idea unexplored for now.  Perhaps if Anne gets a free moment, Columcil can come up with some cunning plan.  Otherwise, I think I can come up with something that might work, hopefully even without completely blowing Aliset's cover.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 01:45:41 pm
OK, I finally got a chance to write the scene based on my idea.  And I found this interesting paragraph I'll leave here, which may spark some similar ideas for use of Borderer folk magic that could have some cross-applications with regular Deryni magic:

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwise (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunwise)

"Some of the poorer sort of people in the Western Isles retain the custom of performing these circles sunwise about the persons of their benefactors three times, when they bless them, and wish good success to all their enterprises. Some are very careful when they set out to sea, that the boat be first rowed sunwise, and if this be neglected, they are afraid their voyage may prove unfortunate. I had this ceremony paid me when in Islay by a poor woman, after I had given her an alms. I desired her to let alone that compliment, for that I did not care for it; but she insisted to make these three ordinary turns, and then prayed that God and MacCharmaig, the patron saint of the island, might bless and prosper me in all my affairs. When a Gael goes to drink out of a consecrated fountain, he approaches it by going round the place from east to west, and at funerals, the procession observes the same direction in drawing near the grave. Hence also is derived the old custom of describing sunwise a circle, with a burning brand, about houses, cattle, corn and corn-fields, to prevent their being burnt or in any way injured by evil spirits, or by witchcraft. The fiery circle was also made around women, as soon as possible after parturition, and also around newly-born babes. These circles were, in later times, described by midwives, and were described effectual against the intrusion of ‘daoine-sìth’ or ‘sìthichean’, who were particularly on the alert in times of childhood, and not infrequently carried infants away, according to vulgar legends, and restored them afterwards, but sadly altered in features and personal appearance. Infants stolen by fairies are said to have voracious appetites, constantly craving for food. In this case it was usual for those who believed their children had been taken away, to dig a grave in the fields on quarter-day and there to lay the fairy skeleton till next morning, at which time the parents went to the place, where they doubted not to find their own child in place of the skeleton."
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 20, 2017, 02:35:34 pm
Interesting article.

Columcil apologises for his disastrous dice roll.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 02:55:02 pm
LOL!  Thanks for those snake eyes, "Father."   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 20, 2017, 03:08:55 pm
😀
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 20, 2017, 04:12:03 pm
Is there a good alehouse our heroes can repair to, to seek refreshment, drown their sorrows?

Oh, by the way,  Laurna, we created mayhem while you were away😢.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 04:18:14 pm
Is there a good alehouse our heroes can repair to, to seek refreshment, drown their sorrows?

Oh, by the way,  Laurna, we created mayhem while you were away😢.

LOL!  Yeah, I suppose if there's a church nearby, it wouldn't be in the middle of nowhere, so there'd be a village nearby as well.  And therefore probably an alehouse.  Though whether we want to just leave an unexplained body in the middle of the path (or wherever we are) while we flee the premises is another question altogether!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 20, 2017, 04:19:55 pm
True, sadly.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 04:23:14 pm
I guess the next scene can open with Fr Columcil doing the Last Rites, Sir Washburn anticipating Kelson's reaction and proactively falling on his own sword, Darcy swearing loudly about Deryni in general and our group in particular, and Aliset keening to the tune of whatever the medieval equivalent of "Taps" is.  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 20, 2017, 06:05:22 pm
Or they dig a deep pit, Washburn and Darcy grip Austin by hands and feet, swing him a few times, toss him in, and cover it over.

Oh, sorry; wrong fanfic.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 20, 2017, 06:40:50 pm
That just means he wont be found right away. Bury him in a field.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 20, 2017, 07:38:13 pm
Or they dig a deep pit, Washburn and Darcy grip Austin by hands and feet, swing him a few times, toss him in, and cover it over.

Oh, sorry; wrong fanfic.   ;D

ROFL! Um, let's not. The last time that happened, a vengeful succubus showed up!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 01:46:32 am
Is there a good alehouse our heroes can repair to, to seek refreshment, drown their sorrows?

Oh, by the way,  Laurna, we created mayhem while you were away😢.

"WOW! I am gone for what... 15 hours and.....  WOW! LOL!
I will have you know, I was at Knott's Berry Farm riding Log rides, steam trains, stagecoaches, and playing bumper cars. The couple I was with did a few roller coasters too, but I was perfectly content to keep my feet on the ground. It was chilly and it even rained for about 30minutes. So before heading off to an early bed, I chose to do a little catch up.

Dang man, Austin down, without even a chance to learn his name.  Washburn's rolls have been disastrous. Which has been No Help. I am going to need the night to get back in tune to the story. Unless you don't mind Wash regaling the story of Virtual Reality Gaming with head gear showing a computer to your eyes, and laser pistols in hand.  Where you had to stand, turn, and dodge an invasion of monstrous spiders. That VR game with the three of us was crazy!  :o
Ohhhh. Wait. Need to get back to Medieval times.

P.S. I was unable to sleep until Washburn could do his best to make things right.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 21, 2017, 05:35:12 am
A query, Laurna. Is Washburn still in disguise as he rides off, and when he reaches the manor?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 10:35:41 am
Hello Revanne.
No, Wash and Darcy had left their monks robes in the shed row church barn with their horses. I am contemplating whether Wash first rode Austin's horse back to that barn to get his own horse, before riding on to the Manor house. He just needs to be stealthy about it and not be seen.  Even so, he will not go put the monk's robe back on. Not unless he goes inside the church.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 11:22:07 am
 Hopefully too many questions won't be asked at the manor house about why Wash decided to get a haircut and shave himself a bald spot. LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 12:19:54 pm
LOL Oh dear. LOL!  It is raining. Let us hope he has a cloak with a hood in his saddle bags.  Yes?
**** looks through character sheet****
Yes a cloak in included in the standard kit. Shheeeshsh!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 12:35:32 pm
Washburn Morgan:  "Lovely. My traveling companions are bedding down to the night in the company of a lovely young maiden, and here I ride through the rain, somewhat the worse for wear, looking more prematurely bald than I appeared just a week ago, and with a corpse over the saddle.  Lucky me.  Damned Morgan sense of responsibility!"   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 12:41:25 pm
BTW, I modified my character profile today to add a few extra photos, because it dawned on me this past weekend that the actress who plays Jyn Erso in Star Wars: Rogue One looks surprisingly like the doll I dressed up in the Lady Aliset costume!   ;D  I noticed the resemblance while rewatching the movie on Netflix.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 21, 2017, 12:55:18 pm
Ack!

Evie, you got your post in first, and mine doesn't quite match (lunch hour got interrupted).  Is there a way to post mine just before yours?  It would work in that case.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 01:14:58 pm
Not without removing it and then reposting it. Too much trouble it's fine the way it is really.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 01:15:44 pm
Jerusha, if I copied my text, deleted the original post, let you post yours, and then pasted my text to a new document, that could work. However, Laurna has just posted her scene also, so read that and then let me know if you want me to remove my scene and repost it after yours or if it would be easier just to post a modified version.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 01:17:13 pm
Another possible solution might be for me to edit a sentence or two in my post to better match whatever you had in mind for Darcy, which I don't mind doing if that would help.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 01:18:15 pm
For a collaboration story such work would be helpful. however for the narrative a game. it's not that important. only if you want to go through such trouble.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 01:20:02 pm
Evie I was thinking just copy it, remove it then re post it after Jerusha's post. It would work better after what I just posted as well.
Although it is not that big a deal.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 01:22:52 pm
For a collaboration story such work would be helpful. however for the narrative a game. it's not that important. only if you want to go through such trouble.

Everyone currently playing is a storyteller at heart, and having things out of sequence or not dovetailing properly would probably drive us all guano, so it honestly would not be too much trouble for me to ctrl+A my text and cut/paste it to Notepad, then repost it once Jerusha posts her scene.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 01:26:05 pm
Jerusha, I've removed my last scene and saved it elsewhere for reposting later. You are good to go with yours.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 01:26:42 pm
What every you want to do I'm OK with it. But yes I can see how it would drive some a little crazy. Like people who say 'backslash' for one of these / drives me crazy in web addresses. That is not a backslash :) So post on and move as you need to so it works out nicely for you.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 01:34:46 pm
Since it came up about how many HP our bad guy had. Here are a couple of a examples that would be usable of course we are free to give the NPCs as many HP as we like really.

Acolyte
HP: 1
Attack: Melee and Ranged
Movement: 25 Feet
Description: Acolytes are typically the blind followers and devotees of demonic creatures. The can come in the form of any sentient creature, Human, Deryni, or Human with power. Completely enthralled to their master, they are usually nothing more than protection and pawns for their masters.


Bandit
HP: 3
Attack: Melee or Ranged
Movement: 25 Feet
Description: Nearly anyone can take up the life of a bandit. Bandits usually hide and ambush unsuspecting travelers along roads far away from cities to prevent their capture. They can be equipped with any weapon an Adventurer could come across.
Traits:
Sneaky

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 01:41:23 pm
Austin was already 3 HP down even before Darcy started laying into him, thanks to some of my dice rolls for him.  Oops, my bad!  No wonder he's currently pushing up daisies!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 21, 2017, 01:47:06 pm
With a little modification of my post, mine will work just fine after Laurna's and yours will work too.

Bless you Evie; Darcy had a line or two I wanted to keep.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 01:47:44 pm
OK, just let me know when you're done and I'll repost mine.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 21, 2017, 01:53:22 pm
I'm done, Evie!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 02:00:46 pm
And now mine has been slightly edited and reposted.  (I reread it and noticed I had her finding the chamomile in her pouch and then apparently going straight to bed without doing anything with it. LOL!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 21, 2017, 02:28:12 pm
Darcy Cameron led Father Columcil down the narrow passage.

"Are you sure this is a good idea?" the priest asked.

"Are you kidding?  With the luck we've been having, none of us are likely to survive this adventure," Darcy responded in a low voice.

Quickly, he pried a narrow door open with his dagger.  He tossed four dice into the dice roller, then closed the door.

"All the faces on those dice are sixes.  Now maybe we have a chance."

 ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 02:34:59 pm
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 03:01:47 pm
Oh, Laurna!  I meant to tell you earlier, last week at church we had a special speaker who looked an awful lot like he could be Chris Hemsworth's younger, skinnier brother.  Same basic hair color and length as Thor's, similar features, a beard and mustache.  Is Sir Washburn moonlighting as a missionary to Rwanda these days?  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on December 21, 2017, 03:19:34 pm
Sadly work takes up too much of my energy to join in the game, but I'm really enjoying following it. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 03:23:46 pm
I'm enjoying playing it.  Except those dice rolls.... LOL!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 03:23:55 pm
Sadly work takes up too much of my energy to join in the game, but I'm really enjoying following it.


That's part of the fun to read along with it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 03:25:26 pm
I'm enjoying playing it.  Except those dice rolls.... LOL!   ;D

I'm glad you are having fun in the game Evie. Those dice help drive the story. Sometimes in places you didn't want it to go. But that's how RPGs work, it's fun that way.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 03:25:43 pm
Darcy Cameron led Father Columcil down the narrow passage....

Quickly, he pried a narrow door open with his dagger.  He tossed four dice into the dice roller, then closed the door.

"All the faces on those dice are sixes.  Now maybe we have a chance."

 ;D

ROFL!  I truly hope that works  ;D ;D ;D

Oh, Laurna!  I meant to tell you earlier, last week at church we had a special speaker who looked an awful lot like he could be Chris Hemsworth's younger, skinnier brother.  Same basic hair color and length as Thor's, similar features, a beard and mustache.  Is Sir Washburn moonlighting as a missionary to Rwanda these days?  LOL!

I would not know. However, since Washburn has  a name sake in two different centuries, why not another in our century. LOL. I bet you don't even remember what the speaker was saying, yet you sure noticed his hair color and features.  ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 03:27:34 pm
Sadly, he was also young enough to be my son, so yeah, once I got over the initial shock of Baby Thor being a missionary to Rwanda, I had no trouble keeping my attention properly focused.  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 03:29:05 pm
I'm enjoying playing it.  Except those dice rolls.... LOL!   ;D

I'm glad you are having fun in the game Evie. Those dice help drive the story. Sometimes in places you didn't want it to go. But that's how RPGs work, it's fun that way.

LOL, yeah, a story/game adventure in which nothing ever goes wrong would be boring, but I still reserve the right to gripe loudly about some of those dice rolls.   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 21, 2017, 03:35:29 pm

LOL, yeah, a story/game adventure in which nothing ever goes wrong would be boring, but I still reserve the right to gripe loudly about some of those dice rolls.   ;D  ;D  ;D


Spoken like any other long time gamer. We dont like it when the dice are not with us.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 03:37:26 pm

LOL, yeah, a story/game adventure in which nothing ever goes wrong would be boring, but I still reserve the right to gripe loudly about some of those dice rolls.   ;D  ;D  ;D


Spoken like any other long time gamer. We dont like it when the dice are not with us.

*Jedi hand wave*  "May the dice be with you always...." 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 05:05:41 pm
Yay! My Christmas vacation begins as of right now, so I will not be sitting at my computer for 8 hour stretches again until 3 January. However, I do have a direct link to this forum on my phone, which I check several times a day (plus I have this thread and the game thread set up to send me email notifications if any new posts appear), so I should still be able to keep up.  Plus I'll have my laptop available most of the time unless I am out and about somewhere with no wifi access.  So if it looks like I will be offline for a large part of the day, I'll let y'all know and give you carte blanche to play Aliset as long as you don't break her.  But I don't see that happening too often.  Me being offline that long, I mean, not y'all breaking Aliset!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 21, 2017, 05:47:44 pm
I'm likewise likely to be offline a fair bit over the next few days so feel free to use Columcil - be nice to him though. As much as those dratted dice allow. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 21, 2017, 05:53:31 pm
Just to be picky Laurna, you refer to Washburn a couple of times as Sir Morgan - it should be Sir Washburn as the title Sir is always followed by a forename, although you could put Sir Washburn Morgan if you want ti emphasize the damily name. Perils of playing with a Brit!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 21, 2017, 06:54:14 pm
Hmm.  I could have Aliset fall madly in love with Darcy, and Father Columcil could perform a hasty betrothal ceremony. 

No, I'll behave.  I promise. *fingers crossed*   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 21, 2017, 07:08:15 pm
Father Columcil hastily replaces all the "6"'s with "2"s.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 07:49:39 pm
Thank you for not replacing them with 1s! Aliset would really rather not fall in love with Darcy's horse!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 07:54:58 pm
ROFL!


Duly noted about the Sir Washburn. Thanks Revanne.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 08:22:39 pm
I think we are in a good place to slow the pace of our posting for the story/game. This does not mean that we need to quit altogether.
Please, oh please, if something comes to mind, write it and post it. Trivia here, Lord Adam Trillick is a real character from the Codex listed under Lester Trillick on page 155. I literally just opened the codex up to a random page to see if a name popped out for me to use. Lester's surviving heir was prefect. (I just noticed that Lendour is listed on those open pages so that is likely why the book opened there. but it still works.  :D)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 21, 2017, 09:36:15 pm
I agree, Laurna.  I have a small post in mind that I may pursue, but I think we will all be busy with the holidays.  And hopefully will have some time set aside to relax with family and friends.

Though a hasty betrothal for Aliset and Darcy's horse does have some interesting possibilities.... riding off into the sunset.... ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 21, 2017, 09:48:57 pm
I dunno...is Darcy's horse better looking than Chris Hemsworth?  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 21, 2017, 10:43:00 pm
I dunno...is Darcy's horse better looking than Chris Hemsworth?  LOL!

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/10/89/50/108950fb9445eefa2b0e1503d03b6df3.jpg)

or(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/7e/ff/2a/7eff2a984985a8b4b982b2d21735ee6d.jpg)

LOL
That's a tough choice    ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 22, 2017, 01:44:01 am
Father Columcil glares sternly at the company and reminds them that Canon Law would not permit him to preside at a betrothal between a young maiden and a horse. He further reminds them that he is a beast speaker and that Darcy's horse's interest in Aliset is limited to anything good to eat she might have about her person.

Nice pics, though.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 22, 2017, 05:32:40 pm
Someone has told Jerusha  how grumpy I am at being disturbed in the morning.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 22, 2017, 05:33:41 pm
Speaking of pics, I've been scouring the interwebs for photos of young men around Darcy's age with very pale blond hair and ice blue eyes, but who don't look too obviously like they've had a ton of bleach dumped on their head or like they have such pale coloring due to albinism. (I have a friend whose family carries that trait, and in addition to the pale skin and hair, unfortunately it can also carry extreme light sensitivity and vision problems, so she and her brother are both unable to drive, and she can only see well enough to read or embroider if she holds the book or fabric about 8" from her face.  In a warrior culture, that would not be helpful!)  So looking for Scandinavian-looking lads with enough coloring to make them stand out, but not so much so that you'd think you'd fallen into an elf fantasy, I found these on Pinterest:

(http://78.media.tumblr.com/2d9e2889c46d71ffa9f02c6595bd50be/tumblr_mh0bktanya1rzdrqzo1_500.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e9/15/b5/e915b5837ac923f8bb8a0ab4a4ee18d0.jpg)

(OK, this guy's hair might owe more to Clairol than nature, but I can see a day's growth of stubble looking nearly invisible on that chin, even though even on a golden-blond man's face, his beard is more likely to come in darker.)

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/b9/dc/b4/b9dcb4a965a8f189eda799f4b2a23871.jpg)

(Ditto about this guy, but if the ultimate reason for making his a pale blond is so his brother might eventually spot and recognize him in Rhemuth, then I'd think this pale a hair color would definitely get him noticed! Granted, it will also get him noticed by everyone else who encounters us, so that's a bad thing as well as a good one! LOL!)

And given the difficulty in just finding usually pale-haired blond men, I didn't even try to add the braid to the image search!   ;D  Actually, those last two might be the same kid, now that I see them both on the same page together.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 22, 2017, 05:41:37 pm
I have also been cooking up a bit of potential backstory, given the setting description and year Bynw has given us to work with, just so we can have names and motivations for our shadowy villains and have some idea what we're up against.  That is, we players will know a bit more about who is against our characters (like for instance, what is our shadowy Deryni mastermind's name, what's his interest in Oswald's machinations, who are those Mearan Separatists rallying around, etc?), which can spark ideas for future encounters with them. Our players are still quite in the dark about what's going on, I'm sure. Hopefully I can get a "meanwhile behind the scenes" scene written from that POV later on tonight, but first dinner!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 22, 2017, 05:42:14 pm
Someone has told Jerusha  how grumpy I am at being disturbed in the morning.

 ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 22, 2017, 06:23:48 pm
revanne, that happened by chance, but I'm glad it fit.  ;D

Evie, the last two pictures are closer to Darcy's appearance, almost white blond without albinism. There is the slightest of silvery sheen to mute what could be a starling white.  It is not an appearance that would blend into the crowd.  But in Isles, it has served well as a rallying point when needed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 22, 2017, 10:22:25 pm
Someone has told Jerusha  how grumpy I am at being disturbed in the morning.

 ;D

Revanne, Love it.

Evie, I am not sure what Jerusha thinks but the top pic is closest. Only need to tan up the skin a bit. He has been living on the ocean for some time. When I lived on a sail boat, I had a substantial tan that took three years to fade.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 22, 2017, 10:33:36 pm
Someone has told Jerusha  how grumpy I am at being disturbed in the morning.

 ;D

Revanne, Love it.

Evie, I am not sure what Jerusha thinks but the top pic is closest. Only need to tan up the skin a bit. He has been living on the ocean for some time. When I lived on a sail boat, I had a substantial tan that took three years to fade.

Tan skin and silver-white hair?  Naw, that's not going to stand out in a crowd. Not at all!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 22, 2017, 10:42:35 pm
lol  Evie.


Ok, acting for Lord Trillick, is there any reason, which I can not think of, that in the morning he would not trust what Washburn has said the night before.

Also would there be any chance that a retainer of his would recognize Austin?

Or do I just move on with the morning as if all is good?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 22, 2017, 11:21:17 pm
I can't think of a reason he'd distrust Wash, unless he simply has a kneejerk distrust of knights who like to keep their hoods half up indoors.   ;D

You might want to read the scene I just added, though. It might generate some ideas for future scenes.  The character mentioned at the end of it is also better known to our adventurers (who know nothing of all this thus far) as "our late stalker's Deryni master." 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 22, 2017, 11:49:37 pm
OOOOOOOHHHHH!
And the game/story plot thickens.   Oh dear, of dear!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 23, 2017, 12:18:13 am
I will need to go back and re-read Aliset's family history in her profile as well as what Bynw wrote at the beginning of the game thread about the setting, but I am thinking maybe Aliset's late father and brothers were in the service of that loyal Mearan that Kelson ended up giving the Barony of Trurill to after Brice of Trurill was attainted for treason and executed. The Codex merely says those lands reverted to the Crown, but doesn't mention Kelson giving them over to someone else, but he could have done so after 1130, which is when the Codex stops recording events.  The location of Trurill (and therefore presumably any other manors connected with that barony) is west of Culdi, according to the Codex, which seems to fit in with Aliset riding in the direction of Culdi to meet up with Sir Washburn before continuing on to Rhemuth.

Also, Grand Duke Valerian (the masculine version of his Byzantyne mother's second name) is not mentioned in the Codex. I am imagining him born around 1134, therefore 30 years before the events of this story. His older twin brothers Iskander and Imre are already claimants to Torenth and Gwynedd (in Iskander's case, unless he's generous enough to pass Gwynedd on to his younger-by-minutes twin in the unlikely event they manage a coup in both kingdoms) and the Duchy of Marluk (Imre's claim), so hardly likely to be interested into marrying into backwater Meara, although I could certainly see them being willing to support the separatists just to harass Kelson and keep his attention westward.  But an ambitious third son must seek his fortune as best he can, and for Valerian, Meara would both offer him a potential kingdom of his own and put him in a great place to support Iskander's bid for power in Gwynedd.  Who knows, if Iskander is grateful enough and manages to eventually beat Liam-Lajos too, he might be willing to allow Valerian to rule a combined Meara and Gwynedd from Laas or Ratharkin. Wouldn't the Mearans like that?  Imre might not, but I suspect the sons of Teymuraz are well practiced at sibling rivalry....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 23, 2017, 03:31:57 am
I love the way the plot is thickening.
I'm wondering if Kelson might have given Trurill to Jass  MacArdry for his loyalty and service  (maybe at the same time he gave the Earldom of Kilshane to Jatham which was, according to me in Generosity, formally ratified  at the Christmas Court of 1135). He's not Mearan  but his border roots are solid and when we first meet Brice of Trurill, at the beginning of TBH, Transha and Trurill men are co-operating to keep the peace in their bit of the Borders. I suspect the fact that he is relatively a local lad would have gone down well with the people of Trurill, and his proven loyalty would have strengthened both Rory and  Dhugal's,  and therefore Kelson's, hand in the region.
He's local enough to Meara to still have been regarded as a traitor to the separatist cause.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 23, 2017, 07:27:36 am
You know as we pen this together with the dice sometimes determining our fates. This narrative for the game could become part of the Deryni canon if herself decrees it to be so ...
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 23, 2017, 09:01:43 am
Jass is also a cousin (albeit distantly) to the late Sicard MacArdry, so his support of Kelson rather than Sicard's Queen would not have gone over well among her loyalists.

On the other hand, if separatist barons are snatching manors on his lands right under his very nose, either Jass is in grave danger, already dead, or currently away from Trurill with no idea what is going on there yet.  Preferably that latter option, because I've already promised Ailidh she gets to die before him due to her terror of losing anyone else she loves. :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 23, 2017, 09:03:54 am
You know as we pen this together with the dice sometimes determining our fates. This narrative for the game could become part of the Deryni canon if herself decrees it to be so ...

LOL! Right now our fates suck, so let's hope this doesn't all turn out like the final chapters of KJY!  😂
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 23, 2017, 09:13:38 am


On the other hand, if separatist barons are snatching manors on his lands right under his very nose, either Jass is in grave danger, already dead, or currently away from Trurill with no idea what is going on there yet.  Preferably that latter option, because I've already promised Ailidh she gets to die before him due to her terror of losing anyone else she loves. :)

I'm sure that something could be arranged  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 23, 2017, 09:23:17 am


On the other hand, if separatist barons are snatching manors on his lands right under his very nose, either Jass is in grave danger, already dead, or currently away from Trurill with no idea what is going on there yet.  Preferably that latter option, because I've already promised Ailidh she gets to die before him due to her terror of losing anyone else she loves. :)

I'm sure that something could be arranged  ;D

Hopefully by that you don't mean Ailidh's death happening first! LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on December 23, 2017, 09:27:34 am
TBH isn't the first time we meet Brice.   Brian knights him in, I think , The Kings Deryni.   I have wondered what went wrong as that was intended to, and should have, cemented his loyal. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 23, 2017, 09:51:19 am


On the other hand, if separatist barons are snatching manors on his lands right under his very nose, either Jass is in grave danger, already dead, or currently away from Trurill with no idea what is going on there yet.  Preferably that latter option, because I've already promised Ailidh she gets to die before him due to her terror of losing anyone else she loves. :)


I'm sure that something could be arranged  ;D

Hopefully by that you don't mean Ailidh's death happening first! LOL!

Would I suggest anything so unkind? *Looks innocent*
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 23, 2017, 09:56:46 am
TBH isn't the first time we meet Brice.   Brian knights him in, I think , The Kings Deryni.   I have wondered what went wrong as that was intended to, and should have, cemented his loyal.

Maybe he became disillusioned by the fact that Haldane Kings, Brion amongst them, only seem to have visited Meara on punitive expeditions. Certainly even at Transha, Kelson wasn't at all assured of his welcome and he had to work hard (including a bit of nifty footwork) to win them over.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on December 23, 2017, 01:18:31 pm
Some more info on HP (thats hit points) for the bad guys.
(see the actual rules for more details)

Threat Level     HP
Fodder             1
Low                 2
Medium           3-5
High                6-8
Heroic             9-14
Solo                15+


The Grand Duke Valerian Tiberios Hogan Marek Phourstanos of Byzantyun is most certainly at High if not more than that.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 23, 2017, 03:54:23 pm
I read "Solo" and thought, "What is Han doing here?!"  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 29, 2017, 02:01:04 pm
Um...if our adventurers have left Culdi heading for Rhemuth and now they are in Cassan, they're hella lost!   ;D

Maybe this map will help. Or maybe I should post this to a separate thread to make it easier to find again?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ol6jdvd9ld754kq/Gwynedd%20Map%20Cropped.jpg?dl=0

(Map courtesy of the Deryni Adventure Game. It's the same version printed in the more recent series of Deryni books.  Hopefully this scan will constitute fair use, since we're not attempting to profit from using it.)

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 29, 2017, 02:08:15 pm
Where in relation to Culdi is Caer Mariot?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on December 29, 2017, 02:16:40 pm
Um...if our adventurers have left Culdi heading for Rhemuth and now they are in Cassan, they're hella lost!   ;D

Maybe this map will help. Or maybe I should post this to a separate thread to make it easier to find again?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ol6jdvd9ld754kq/Gwynedd%20Map%20Cropped.jpg?dl=0

(Map courtesy of the Deryni Adventure Game. It's the same version printed in the more recent series of Deryni books.  Hopefully this scan will constitute fair use, since we're not attempting to profit from using it.)

I went ahead and reposted the map link to its own thread under The Deryni Series -> General, and I set the topic as sticky so it stays fairly near the top of that sub-forum.  That way people can find the map if needed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 29, 2017, 02:29:36 pm
LOL!  OK ,I misspoke about Cassan, I was thinking that the full duchy of Cassan went as far south as the word Culdi Highlands on that same map.  My Bad.(I am from Cowryn and Lendour what do you want from me) LOL!

I suspect our group is half way between the "i" and the "s" in the words Culdi Highlands over the mountain range just south of the town of Culdi. I was thinking the Eleyde river starts where the "s" in highlands is and that river travels southerly (mostly) joining the Eirian river which travels to Rhemuth.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 29, 2017, 02:41:57 pm
Where in relation to Culdi is Caer Mariot?

I think Aliset and Darcy were already, what, a day or two out from Caer Mariot when they met Wash in Culdi? (Though some of that time might have been spent evading pursuers rather than simply traveling straight there.)  And if they were heading for Rhemuth, it would make little sense to meet Wash somewhere too far off the direct path, so I would think Caer Mariot is maybe somewhere west of Culdi and northeast of Ratharkin, in that general area between Meara and Transha. It might be near that river that runs north of Culdi. Would you say that's in the same general area that Brice of Trurill and Dhugal MacArdry were patrolling together a generation earlier?  I think perhaps when Brice lost his lands to the Crown due to his treason, they were later given by Kelson to some other, more loyal, retainer who later became the Baron Aliset's father owed his direct allegiance to before Oswald came in and took over the manor.  (That baron is possibly away at Court or something and hasn't learned what has happened back home yet. Or something. Details as yet unfolding.)  And the mountain castle the Pretender Queen and Grand Duke Valerian are hiding out in is probably somewhere in the Rathark Mountains fairly close to Ratharkin.  Based on the description in my scene, my guess is that their current path follows that river down from Culdi through the mountain passes, and they might be somewhere nearish to Cuilteine now.  Valerian wants them stopped before they get to that open land in the vicinity of Arx Fidei, because it would be much easier at that point for the party to head in any number of generally southward directions and make their way to Rhemuth without being boxed in anywhere and ambushed.  River passage would also become more available, which might make their travel faster since they'd be heading downstream.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 29, 2017, 03:09:03 pm
I had us on the east side of the Culdi highlands not on the south west side. Just note that whatever river that is that runs from Cuilteine to Culdi it runs north to Transha. That is an unusual north running river. ( I am using the Codex maps more than the main map)
 I will let you all come to a consensus on our direction of travel to Rhumth.

Lookin up in the Codex, There is a St Brigid's Abby near Cuilteine, which is on the boarder between Meara and Gwynedd. Codex says the Cuilteine road is the one Dhugal escaped with the captive girl Saldana   
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 29, 2017, 03:24:27 pm
OK, so it looks like we can make one of two choices:

1.  We can take that more northerly route you propose, though if we end up doing that, I will need to delete Valerian's last scene since it would make no sense if we go with that route. (Aliset and her companions are already in open country, so it would be too late to try to head them off before they get there, plus there is no way to send anyone on a short cut from the Rathark Mountains to that location to do anything effective, unless that person is being sent somewhere further south to intercept them instead, but even then the scene would need to be substantially rewritten.)

or 2. The party could have gone south through the mountains, in the same valley pass the river is flowing through, though as you mention not actually traveling via that river since it is flowing the wrong way.  That would be a fairly narrow valley that much of the area travel would logically go through since it's easier than going directly over each mountain ridge, but the downside (for our travelers; it's an upside for the story) is that it increases the potential for Oswald's and/or Valerian's retainers to attack from a variety of angles. And they'd all be pretty desperate to stop our party from getting to the open land at the end of the valley, because then we'd be less restricted in what direction to take to get to Rhemuth.  Plus once that land opens up, we could get to other rivers that flow southeastwards in the direction we want to go.

They could logically get to Rhemuth from either route, really.  But I think Route 2 will require less of an extensive rewrite of previously written scenes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 29, 2017, 04:05:07 pm
Very well, your last scene makes more sense to me now that I know where you intended us to be. I could not see how anyone could take a short cut to get ahead of us from the route I thought we were on. lol.  Does our Game Master then concur. While I am a work, I will let everyone agree upon it.  Are we on the south road to Culteirne? (Far greater risk for losing our necks, I say) Oh dear, oh dear.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 29, 2017, 04:06:43 pm
Route two makes sense to me in that it means less of a rewrite. It also increases the likelihood of attack which is presumably why we have our hero points.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 29, 2017, 04:11:19 pm
It also occurs to me that two of our heroes are sons of Alaric and Dhugal respectively and they, of course, would never have taken the more dangerous route.😉
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on December 29, 2017, 04:33:53 pm
LOL! It could be the more dangerous route, though not necessarily so.  The way through the mountains gives attackers more places to hide, but then again it also gives our party more places to hide as well.  It's also probably a more direct route south, at least as long as the travelers all stick to the valley rather than trying to go along any mountain trails.  The more northerly option would give attackers less places to hide, but we would also have the same disadvantage, plus it's a longer route overall to Rhemuth if we went that direction, and we'd need to be sure to swing a bit east to avoid the mountain foothills as much as possible if we want to take more advantage of having open ground to pass through quickly.  (Not to mention making it harder for enemy archers up in the mountains to simply pick us off as we ride over clear land below, which is perhaps less of a danger in the narrow valley since there would also presumably be tree cover between the higher ground and any clearings along the river banks.)  So it's sort of "six of one, half a dozen of the other," aside from the fact that the river valley also brings us a fair bit closer to the hidden fortress where Grand Duke Valerian is masterminding things before it takes us further out again, but then again we don't know that yet, do we?  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 29, 2017, 06:44:18 pm
I'm thinking that whichever route gets them out of the mountains faster will be the route they wish to take.  While the lowlands leave them more exposed, the same logic applies to their followers/ambushers.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 30, 2017, 08:15:46 am
"Would you say that's in the same general area that Brice of Trurill and Dhugal MacArdry were patrolling together a generation earlier?  I think perhaps when Brice lost his lands to the Crown due to his treason, they were later given by Kelson to some other, more loyal, retainer who later became the Baron Aliset's father owed his direct allegiance to before Oswald came in and took over the manor.  (That baron is possibly away at Court or something and hasn't learned what has happened back home yet. Or something. Details as yet unfolding.)" Quote from Evie.

Yes, I would think about in that area. And I would still lobby for the lands having been given to Jass MacArdry.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 30, 2017, 02:25:53 pm
I agree Jass would be a good baron of Trurill. I suggest that Jass and Alidha are up in Cassan possible Ballymar, where Dhugal would be holding Summer court. They are far enough away to not yet have learned of the treacheries in Meara.

So I have a Question about Cassan. Is Ballymar the home seat of the Duke of Cassan? The Codex does not say. We know Duke Jared kept his home mostly in Culdi. Yet Culdi does not seem to even be in Cassan lands.

Other odd details about Culdi.
Camber was the Earl of Culdi, yet he never lived there. He stayed near the king's court in Valoret. The closest Camber came to Cassan's duke was his sister, who married a the MacLean, who was the Earl of Keirney. It would be several generations before Camber's descendants married into the Cassan lines. Richard Haldane was the Earl of Culdi, yet he was never there. When Richard left Rhemuth, he married the Hort of Orsil's daughter and moved to Orsalis.
Meara's capital was Laas and then Ratharkin. Why do the dukes of Cassan seem to use Culdi as its capital when the earls of Culdi do not use it.

Just Inquiring? 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 30, 2017, 06:03:14 pm
Just a reminder to our current scenario that Master Darcy has ward cubes in his sea bag.  I have not thought of a way to introduce the fact (and pending a possible roll of the dice).  A sudden "Hey, looky what I have in my sea bag!  Dice!" does not seem to be the best approach.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 30, 2017, 06:29:01 pm
I have not forgotten, Jerusha, but as yet, I have not seen a way to have Darcy up-end the contents of his bag so that someone would see them. I doubt he would randomly get them out to play a dice game. At least not until everyone is retiring around a camp fire at night. LOL.  Ward cubes are only good about once a week. We may need them in the nights ahead. So find a fun time to get them out and surprise everyone with them. 
For this current task, I am more inclined to use Camber's method of three people making the circle of warding. We can all share in the energy link and we can include Darcy without expossing his unknown heritage. He might even find it intriguing.

It also occurs to me that two of our heroes are sons of Alaric and Dhugal respectively and they, of course, would never have taken the more dangerous route.😉
I do think I detected a bit of sarcasm in that emote wink, Revanne?  LOL

So we are all agreed we are on the road to Cuilteine.(My dyslexia is having the hardest time spelling that name) It is noon time now. If we spend an hour doing magic then a half hour recuperation. We should be back on the road at mid afternoon. That would place us at Cuilteine (Codex page 73) or at the Abbey of Saint Brigid's by sunset.
And just a quick mention about the passage of the bad guys getting the letter from the Trillshire priest. That would happen after this coming sunset. 
Boy oh boy, are the Mearan bad guys forming up in a fierce que, making Oswald look like a little guy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on December 30, 2017, 06:30:09 pm
Camber and his family didn't spend a lot of time at his seat in Cor Culdi; most of the time, they preferred to live at Caerrorie, IIRC.  But I think he did have to spend some time at Cor Culdi for official business.

Also, there wouldn't be much left of the residences of the earldom of Culdi from Camber's time (official or otherwise) any more anyway, because the Regents tore down basically anything associated with Camber after the passing of the Statutes of Ramos.  Whichever Regent (Manfred MacInnis?) who became Earl of Culdi in the Regency-era creation of the title didn't want any more association with Camber than he had to have simply from the title itself.

In The Quest for Saint Camber, Kelson et al. had to go looking pretty hard to find the tombs of the MacRories prior to the Haldane Restoration.  I think Cathan was the last MacRorie to be buried there.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 31, 2017, 07:15:46 am
I don't have the books to hand but wasn't Cathan buried at Caerrorie ?  Caer is Welsh for castle or stronghold and the name suggests that it was the original seat of the MacRories.

I can understand why Culdi would be the seat of the Dukes of Cassan. There are no sizeable towns inland in the heartlands of the Cassan peninsula. Ballymar would have very limited communication by land with Rhemuth and even by sea it would be fairly inaccessible  once the winter storms began. Take it from one who has spent many winters living in the north-western coastlines of England..

 Being based at Culdi also gives the possibility of keeping at least one eye on what's going on in Meara. As I write I'm also being niggled by some sort of memory that Cassan and Meara were once one Kingdom (or have I made that up?) in which case Culdi would be central.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on December 31, 2017, 07:23:19 am
Just a reminder to our current scenario that Master Darcy has ward cubes in his sea bag.  I have not thought of a way to introduce the fact (and pending a possible roll of the dice).  A sudden "Hey, looky what I have in my sea bag!  Dice!" does not seem to be the best approach.   ;D

I have a thought as to how to introduce them but Columcil has other possibilities if we want to save them for later.

Laurna, yes I figured the messenger couldn't get to Culdi before late evening. Sunset in late June that far north would be around 10pm and full dark nearer 11, so the communication with the Grand Duke is probably not far off midnight. So that bit of the story is a tad out of sequence.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on December 31, 2017, 08:12:57 am
I don't have the books to hand but wasn't Cathan buried at Caerrorie ?  Caer is Welsh for castle or stronghold and the name suggests that it was the original seat of the MacRories.

I can understand why Culdi would be the seat of the Dukes of Cassan. There are no sizeable towns inland in the heartlands of the Cassan peninsula. Ballymar would have very limited communication by land with Rhemuth and even by sea it would be fairly inaccessible  once the winter storms began. Take it from one who has spent many winters living in the north-western coastlines of England..

 Being based at Culdi also gives the possibility of keeping at least one eye on what's going on in Meara. As I write I'm also being niggled by some sort of memory that Cassan and Meara were once one Kingdom (or have I made that up?) in which case Culdi would be central.

Yes, I'm sorry, I wasn't too clear.  Cathan was (IIRC) the last of the MacRories to be buried at Caerrorie.

And yes, Cassan is ~one-half of Meara as it existed at some point in the past.  I know Cassan was an independent duchy in Javan's/Rhys Michael's time, so Cassan and Meara must have already split by that point.
 However, there's a comment in The Bishop's Heir (I think around the time that the "messenger" lad with the merasha-poisoned dagger makes the attempt to assassinate Duncan), about how if Cassan escheats to the Crown because Duncan is (as far as we know at that point) the last direct heir to Cassan, Meara (under Caitrin) could easily re-annex it, which they might want to do since it had at some point in the past been part of Meara.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on December 31, 2017, 12:50:13 pm
Just a reminder to our current scenario that Master Darcy has ward cubes in his sea bag.  I have not thought of a way to introduce the fact (and pending a possible roll of the dice).  A sudden "Hey, looky what I have in my sea bag!  Dice!" does not seem to be the best approach.   ;D

I have a thought as to how to introduce them but Columcil has other possibilities if we want to save them for later.


Master Darcy is content to keep a few tricks up his sleeve (or in his sea bag) to save until later.  Even though he has no idea at this point what those funny looking dice are capable of.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on December 31, 2017, 01:07:55 pm
Brief Meara/Cassan history.
Sovereign Prince Aldebert Quinnell rulled the principality of Meara from 731-755. Cassan as a duchy did not exist.  Aldebert had two sons: Janus and Armon. Janus became Sovereign prince in 755 but died in 761. He was married to Princess Ostrythe and had a son, Prince Alphonse. Alphonse was just a toddler.

Prince Armon took the Sovereignty from his nephew, which split the loyalties of the people of Meara. Princess Ostrythe escaped with Prince Alphonse into Cassan. Battles ensued. August 6, 770 a treaty was signed where as Meara and Cassan became separate Sovereign monarchies. However one of the treaty statements was that if one family no longer had a male heir the one would revert back to the family that did have a male heir keeping the Quinnell's in power.

Meara was the first to not have a male heir in the year 877 when Prince Alban Quinnell died leaving only a daughter Princess Jorianna, She married a distant cousin, a MacAdam Quinnell and the Mearan line continued until 1025(Killingford) when only the twin princesses Roisian Quinnell and Anniland Quinnell were left as heiresses. You know the story from there. Malcolm Haldane married Roisian and assumed the Mearan rullership, Although the Mearan separatists formed saying Roasian forfeited her rank by marrying the enemy and Anniland was the new Sovereign Prince of Meara. (They do not call her princess of Meara due to the old treaty of no female inheritance.)

Now for Cassan, Prince Ambert Quinnell knew he only had a daughter with no sons. So on September 22, 916 he signed a treaty with King Cinhil I Haldane to give his lands upon his death over to Gwynedd to become a duchy of that kingdom so as to keep Meara from taking over the lands. Therefore in 921 his heiress, Princess Anna, became the duchess of Cassan. She married  Fane Fitz Arthur, the son of Tammoran Firz-Arthur who was one of Gwynedd's Evil regents during the Regency. From then on, their descendants were the Fitz-Arthur Quinnells.

It would become 1025(Killingford again) when there were no male heirs left and the heiress Adelicia Fitz-Arthur Quinnell married Arnall McLain and thereby the family name for the dukes of Cassan changed to McLain.

KK most certainly knew how to build a history.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 01, 2018, 02:41:28 pm
Thanks Laurna, our mistress of genealogy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 03, 2018, 09:28:21 am
So I have a Question about Cassan. Is Ballymar the home seat of the Duke of Cassan? The Codex does not say.

For the purposes of my own fanfic, I have assumed Dhugal's seat in Cassan is Ballymar, since that seemed the most logical location for it, although I assume he also makes a regular progress through his other lands, so probably spends some time in Kierney and Transha as well, at least until his heir gets old enough to take on more of those responsibilities.  (Or heirs, since Transha follows a tanistry system, so it needn't be Dhugal's eldest son who becomes their clan chief after him.  They could just as well pick one of his other sons whose attention would be less divided. In my fanon, I have Dhugal's first son by Mirjana being his heir apparent for Transha, and Duncan Michael as the young Earl of Kierney and Dhugal's ducal heir.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 03, 2018, 09:56:09 am
So I have a Question about Cassan. Is Ballymar the home seat of the Duke of Cassan? The Codex does not say.

For the purposes of my own fanfic, I have assumed Dhugal's seat in Cassan is Ballymar, since that seemed the most logical location for it, although I assume he also makes a regular progress through his other lands, so probably spends some time in Kierney and Transha as well, at least until his heir gets old enough to take on more of those responsibilities.  (Or heirs, since Transha follows a tanistry system, so it needn't be Dhugal's eldest son who becomes their clan chief after him.  They could just as well pick one of his other sons whose attention would be less divided. In my fanon, I have Dhugal's first son by Mirjana being his heir apparent for Transha, and Duncan Michael as the young Earl of Kierney and Dhugal's ducal heir.)

Do we know where Jared held the seat of Cassan to be?  I rather got the impression that when Jared was still living, the Cassani ducal family spent a fairish amount of time at Culdi.  However, I could be mistaken and my books are all boxed up so I can't really look up anything.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 03, 2018, 10:07:57 am
It's not really clear in the books, or at least I couldn't find a clear reference to it, so that's one reason why I decided it was in Ballymar at least by Dhugal's time.  Though you are right, Jared did spend a fair bit of his time in Culdi. Maybe he thought the climate was more pleasant there than on Gwynedd's northern coast. LOL!  That's been a confusing point we've been wondering about on the forum for years. I remember Annie, Alkari, and I trying to work it out ages ago, given that Culdi doesn't appear to be in Cassan or even part of the Morgan lands, and that the current heiress to Culdi (according to the Codex) is one of Richard Haldane's daughters, so we couldn't figure out any logical reason why Jared spent so much time at Culdi!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 03, 2018, 10:18:15 am
Just a reminder to our current scenario that Master Darcy has ward cubes in his sea bag.  I have not thought of a way to introduce the fact (and pending a possible roll of the dice).  A sudden "Hey, looky what I have in my sea bag!  Dice!" does not seem to be the best approach.   ;D

If Darcy agrees to join the rest of us in the attempt to destroy the amulet, we'll discover soon enough that he has shields. Granted, it's not too unusual for a human (which we still assume him to be at this point) to have shields if he's been around Deryni long enough, but that discovery (and telling Darcy about them) might be enough to make him curious about why he has shields, and that could prompt further investigations.  Did Darcy know that the person whose belongings he is carrying in his sea bag was a Deryni?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 04, 2018, 05:44:12 am
Yikes - thanks Laurna! It's all down to poor Father Columcil
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 04, 2018, 05:50:29 am
I gave Columcil an advantage in his dice rolling since he is using holy water and invoking divine assistance. Hopefully this isn't counted as cheating.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 04, 2018, 07:13:15 am
Sounds good to me. This time anyway. Wont be so easy next time if it is required.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 04, 2018, 08:53:07 am
Just a reminder to our current scenario that Master Darcy has ward cubes in his sea bag.  I have not thought of a way to introduce the fact (and pending a possible roll of the dice).  A sudden "Hey, looky what I have in my sea bag!  Dice!" does not seem to be the best approach.   ;D

If Darcy agrees to join the rest of us in the attempt to destroy the amulet, we'll discover soon enough that he has shields. Granted, it's not too unusual for a human (which we still assume him to be at this point) to have shields if he's been around Deryni long enough, but that discovery (and telling Darcy about them) might be enough to make him curious about why he has shields, and that could prompt further investigations.  Did Darcy know that the person whose belongings he is carrying in his sea bag was a Deryni?

I didn't read this until after I posted my latest scene, but Aliset discovering Darcy's shields worked out very well for me. 

Darcy knew that his Quartermaster was Deryni, though few of the rest of the crew were aware, and it may be the Captain was not even aware. Mariners can be a very superstitious lot.  The Quartermaster discovered Darcy was Deryni, and that was the reason he took him under his wing.  He taught him nothing about magic but made sure he was educated enough otherwise to rise through the ranks.

If Aliset were to look more closely into Darcy's mind, she would discover expertly set training controls. Darcy comes from a very old Deryni family.  These controls, however, are beginning to weaken over time, and more of Darcy's inherent magic abilities may break through.  Though if we are depending on a roll of the dice for that, it may never happen!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 04, 2018, 09:30:30 am
Just a reminder to our current scenario that Master Darcy has ward cubes in his sea bag.  I have not thought of a way to introduce the fact (and pending a possible roll of the dice).  A sudden "Hey, looky what I have in my sea bag!  Dice!" does not seem to be the best approach.   ;D

If Darcy agrees to join the rest of us in the attempt to destroy the amulet, we'll discover soon enough that he has shields. Granted, it's not too unusual for a human (which we still assume him to be at this point) to have shields if he's been around Deryni long enough, but that discovery (and telling Darcy about them) might be enough to make him curious about why he has shields, and that could prompt further investigations.  Did Darcy know that the person whose belongings he is carrying in his sea bag was a Deryni?

I didn't read this until after I posted my latest scene, but Aliset discovering Darcy's shields worked out very well for me. 

Darcy knew that his Quartermaster was Deryni, though few of the rest of the crew were aware, and it may be the Captain was not even aware. Mariners can be a very superstitious lot.  The Quartermaster discovered Darcy was Deryni, and that was the reason he took him under his wing.  He taught him nothing about magic but made sure he was educated enough otherwise to rise through the ranks.

If Aliset were to look more closely into Darcy's mind, she would discover expertly set training controls. Darcy comes from a very old Deryni family.  These controls, however, are beginning to weaken over time, and more of Darcy's inherent magic abilities may break through.  Though if we are depending on a roll of the dice for that, it may never happen!   ;D

Maybe we should use the Quartermaster's dice for that roll, then.  I'm sure they're luckier than the dice in the dice roller!

Oh wait, the Quartermaster died, didn't he?  Let's hope it wasn't from rolling those dice....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 04, 2018, 09:55:14 am
Noted. In my experience works like that in the real world too😊
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 04, 2018, 11:18:27 am
Yikes - thanks Laurna! It's all down to poor Father Columcil

Perfect Revanne.LOL
Well done.
I did intend to make a focused advantage roll of 3d6 once Wash had the blessing. But knowing his luck, I still afraid of messing even that up. If that had happened, I had planned to remove the amulet from the pouch and make a direct strike. That however had it's own risks.  I would have to roll to see if the amulet affected anyone near by before Wash could strike it. Would not that have been fun?

NO? 

It worked out perfectly the way Columcil did it.  Thankyou.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 04, 2018, 02:46:47 pm
I found it hard to write about the destruction of the smulet because the image that was playing in my mind the whole time was of Ron Weasley destroying the locket horcrux with the sword of Gryffindor. Oops wrong fandom!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 04, 2018, 03:45:54 pm
I found it hard to write about the destruction of the smulet because the image that was playing in my mind the whole time was of Ron Weasley destroying the locket horcrux with the sword of Gryffindor. Oops wrong fandom!

Thats too funny. I did not think of that.
KK did not give words to the counterspell that Kelson used to diffuse the Jerraman cyrstal after it had killed Kevin and Bronwyn. But that crystal had been spent of most of its power with only residual magic remaining as Kelson walked in. I figured this crystal was active and needed a stronger form of destruction. The counterspell Wash used would be one that evoked the four archangels and used the blessing of the Lord as its energy source to turn the magic. The dagger then destroyed the gem to keep the magic from returning.

Question: should be bury the gem shards, scatter them in the river, or bring them with us? I am thinking of burying them.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 04, 2018, 04:46:44 pm

Question: should be bury the gem shards, scatter them in the river, or bring them with us? I am thinking of burying them.

Hm, let's not kill the fish.  ;)  And I don't think we'd want even the last shards of something with a dark taint journeying with us.  Can we bury it, sprinkle the burial site with holy water, and scorch the ground it's under?   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 04, 2018, 05:05:21 pm

Sounds reasonable.

Question: should be bury the gem shards, scatter them in the river, or bring them with us? I am thinking of burying them.

Hm, let's not kill the fish.  ;)  And I don't think we'd want even the last shards of something with a dark taint journeying with us.  Can we bury it, sprinkle the burial site with holy water, and scorch the ground it's under?   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 04, 2018, 05:44:42 pm
Not sure why my "sounds reasonable" appeared in an odd place.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 04, 2018, 07:01:30 pm
 Looks like you clicked inside the quoted section by accident before typing your reply, so it ended up prefacing Laurna's quote. Next time, just make sure you click somewhere after the end quote code (the one that looks like </quote> but in square brackets) before typing.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 05, 2018, 02:52:31 am
Thank you.

Comes of typing late at night on my phone with a small screen. #middle-aged problems.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 06, 2018, 02:23:53 pm
Hehehe
I found a perfect image for Washburn. Check out his character page.

I am in love.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 06, 2018, 02:41:00 pm
The horse is pretty gorgeous too.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 06, 2018, 03:42:23 pm
Wow!
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Post by: Demercia on January 06, 2018, 03:54:52 pm
Very nice
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 06, 2018, 06:33:10 pm
Sorry about that dice roll, Laruna.  I wanted to use an advantage roll with Darcy as a ranged weapon. but I didn't think Bywn would let that fly (pun sort of intended).
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 06, 2018, 08:20:33 pm
Yikes! Jerusha!

Here I was imagining it was just a woodland boor boar and everyone was going to laugh at Wash for being so tense over it.

One hit point down. Still have five left. Not out yet.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 06, 2018, 08:41:19 pm
Yikes! Jerusha!

Here I was imagining it was just a woodland boor and everyone was going to laugh at Wash for being so tense over it.

One hit point down. Still have five left. Not out yet.

Nope, but I'll wager Wash is gonna wish he lived in a century with orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.  (Evie can attest, as can I, that shoulder injuries hurt like hell!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 07, 2018, 01:55:08 pm
Sorry folks -Columcil intended to bash the attacker over the head with his staff but I was in Church!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 07, 2018, 02:10:54 pm
Wow, I can't leave y'all alone for one day without mayhem happening! LOL!  I'll try to add a scene later, though it might be after chat since tonight is (presumably) early chat and I have stuff I need to get done first. It's a good thing we have a Healer in our group! Too bad that Healer's player decided to load our dice roller with 2s. Maybe if Aliset promises never to marry Darcy's horse, no matter how many 1s we roll, we can get more 5s and 6s in there?  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 07, 2018, 02:22:41 pm

Here I was imagining it was just a woodland boor and everyone was going to laugh at Wash for being so tense over it.


A woodland boar (I imagine you meant a wild hog and not a rude man living in the woods :D ) would be well worth being tense about in any case. Several hundred pounds of mean-tempered, undomesticated omnivore who would be as happy to kill and perhaps even eat you as you would be to kill and eat him is nothing to let your guard down around, trust me!  There was a reason boar hunting was done in groups and was considered a test of skill and courage. I think we might be better off with our unknown attacker, who at least is presumably some human (or even Deryni) minion who is lower in hit points than we are. ;D (I assume Valerian hasn't high-tailed it over here to do his own dirty work. )
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 07, 2018, 02:49:11 pm

I think we might be better off with our unknown attacker, who at least is presumably some human (or even Deryni) minion who is lower in hit points than we are. ;D (I assume Valerian hasn't high-tailed it over here to do his own dirty work. )

Valerian has not high tailed it over himself. He is not about to bloody his hands directly, at least not yet anyway.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 08, 2018, 04:44:20 pm
Is this the part of the story where I say "Oh God, oh God, we're all gonna die"?   :o  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 08, 2018, 05:51:13 pm
Only if you roll the dice.   :o  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 08, 2018, 06:04:28 pm
 I'm more afraid of those dice than I am of Valerian's henchmen!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 08, 2018, 10:37:00 pm
Is this the part of the story where I say "Oh God, oh God, we're all gonna die"?   :o  ;D

It's looking that way! Remember, the goal is to reach Rhemuth, ALIVE!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 08, 2018, 10:38:59 pm
I'm more afraid of those dice than I am of Valerian's henchmen!  ;D

Agreed!

Here I am at work, good thing I have a long lunch! And I can not touch the dice roller from my laptop.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 08, 2018, 10:50:43 pm
The dice roller doesn't work on your laptop?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 08, 2018, 10:57:13 pm
The dice roller doesn't work on your laptop?

HEHE! not exactly that it doesn't work. I just have not set up the web page nor do I have my password for that. Also my lap top does not have a very good spell check. It tells me the word is wrong but does not give any possible solutions. So I usually have to wait to get home to edit out the bad words on my PC. I guess I could go to the dictionary, but lunch is not that long. In fact it is just about over. See you all soon.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 08, 2018, 11:03:00 pm
Heh. I keep the dice roller open in a separate browser tab on my laptop, office desktops, and even my smartphone, so it's always handy if I get a moment to add a scene. Finding those moments is the bigger problem.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 09, 2018, 02:13:59 am
We are all going to die!

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 09, 2018, 02:46:19 am
We are all going to die!
Yes, we are, but let us hope not today. Tomorrow maybe!  ;) ( oops is it already tomorrow?) ;D

Revanne, One thing: I will swear to you that Wash would never say "Now do as I say!" LOL  Really, honestly, he wouldn't. He may be a lord due to his family, but he is not heir, as Kelric has at least one son maybe two by now. So Wash has no lands and no titles other than Sir. He is hoping to earn a title from Kelson by doing good deeds for the kingdom. but in reality he lords over no one and would not presume by making such a demand. He might find a better phrase to try to be persuasive, but my brain can not think of one at this instant.

(edited: how about this "For your love of God, go! The devil will be on my heels when I catch site of you again." or something like that.)

I am half expecting all three of you to look at Wash and tell him he is delusional and they then drag him off and they do their own thing. Of course, I do think my idea is the best plan at this given moment.  We shall have to see how this plays out.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 09, 2018, 04:08:11 am
Ok - Laurna I'll edit.  I didn't mean it in a negative way. There are times when leadership, which would have been bred into Washburn is about taking authority and there isn't time to argue. Just remember I live in a country which still has remnants of hierarchy and work in a distinctly hierarchical organisation ;D

But fair point - if it comes across as Wash being lordly in a bad way that wasn't meant.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 09, 2018, 04:32:45 am
I've modified my story (happy to do so)- I hope that comes across as better Laurna.

As I remember TKJ where St Brigid's is mentioned, the town is being looted and brutalised by Ithel and his men before Kelson shows up. I am assuming no love for troublemakers there so there should be help if only those dice will help. I'm sorry I mentioned those 2s.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 09, 2018, 09:03:51 am
Do you think we could get the dice roller loaded with dice that didn't come from Torenth?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 09:05:29 am
Do you think we could get the dice roller loaded with dice that didn't come from Torenth?

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 09, 2018, 09:16:04 am
Do you think we could get the dice roller loaded with dice that didn't come from Torenth?

No. Torenth makes the best dice in the Eleven Kingdoms. It's one of their major exports.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 10:43:22 am
Do you think we could get the dice roller loaded with dice that didn't come from Torenth?

No. Torenth makes the best dice in the Eleven Kingdoms. It's one of their major exports.

 :P :P :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 10:48:12 am
Darcy, enjoy your wild ride behind Aliset in that last scene I just posted. It might be the only time you'll get to slip your arms around a medieval high-born lady's waist with impunity without being married or otherwise related to her!  Never mind she currently looks like a young monk with a tonsure and a day's growth of beard stubble.... ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 09, 2018, 10:56:23 am
And probably does not smell like she just stepped out of a hot bath (but then neither does Darcy).

Actually, thank you. I could not figure out a way to proceed without having to do a dice roll, which we know by know would not have gone well.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 09, 2018, 11:06:33 am
Do you think we could get the dice roller loaded with dice that didn't come from Torenth?

No. Torenth makes the best dice in the Eleven Kingdoms. It's one of their major exports.

 :P :P :P
Drat and double drat to those Torenthi dice.  LOL

Actually we may have to use them again. We have tarried overlong. When our two pursuers come around the bend, they may be in crossbow range. Remember they each have one, and they would already have loaded them sometime before.
Bwyn would they be at a disadvantage to shot accurately while riding at full tilt? Fortunately they only get one shot each.

Still, eecK!

Oh, more story posted,  let me go read!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 09, 2018, 11:30:58 am
Do you think we could get the dice roller loaded with dice that didn't come from Torenth?

No. Torenth makes the best dice in the Eleven Kingdoms. It's one of their major exports.

 :P :P :P
Drat and double drat to those Torenthi dice.  LOL

I'm sure they must be an illegal import.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 09, 2018, 12:45:18 pm
Ok, what should I roll for the enemy, 1d6 advantage  1d6 advantage focus, or 2d6? Can anyone answer me  quickly, I am nearly ready to post.
Jerusha, I am going to roll for the pursuer aimed at Wash, I am going to let you roll for the one aimed at Darcy.  I do not want to be responsible for that roll. ***heavy sigh***
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 12:48:49 pm
They are aiming for people who are galloping away from them and quite likely veering somewhat in their course to make themselves less easy to hit (or at least Aliset would be).  Since the horses are facing away rather than broadsides towards them, they would also be a narrower target.  And if we are leaning forward over the horses to help increase speed, we are also smaller targets. I would say give them a disadvantage (1d6).
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 09, 2018, 12:50:20 pm
My heart is racing as I make this roll.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 09, 2018, 12:54:26 pm
Curse those illegal Torenthi dice. The only 6 I have rolled in days and it for the enemy.  :'( :'(

We are going to die
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 01:27:53 pm
Thank God we sent our Healer on ahead of us, because we're sure going to need him!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 09, 2018, 02:00:35 pm
AACK! another 6. Evie, that is so wrong!

Bynw, I don't suppose in the coming scenes that there is any possibility for Wash to discover a hidden family Healing trait to help augment Father Columcil's (hopefully) successful uses of his talent.

I don't know how many Hit points Wash is down to. Two hits taken. but do I have to subract off a hit point (or two) for riding hard before getting help.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 09, 2018, 02:18:42 pm
AACK! another 6. Evie, that is so wrong!

Bynw, I don't suppose in the coming scenes that there is any possibility for Wash to discover a hidden family Healing trait to help augment Father Columcil's (hopefully) successful uses of his talent.

I don't know how many Hit points Wash is down to. Two hits taken. but do I have to subract off a hit point (or two) for riding hard before getting help.

Well to get an extra Trait is gonna cost a Hero Point. And it would be at a Disadvantage.

It's 1 HP per successful attack unless something says otherwise. Additional damage is up to you.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 09, 2018, 02:57:36 pm
OK, it might seem a little odd for Darcy to be carrying Lord Alister, but he is a bit guilt ridden at the moment.  I contemplated Aliset not being able to hold her disguise due to pain and shock, but I didn't feel I should take that dice roll on Evie's behalf. If you think I should, I can do so and add that little bit in.

This is probably Darcy's only chance to exhibit such gallantry.  And Washburn is in no position to object.
  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 03:05:09 pm
In the books (and the Deryni RPG), apparently shapeshifting doesn't really have an energy cost to maintain once you've changed shape, just to change the shape in the first place, though we've already seen exceptions to that in this story, and it's also possible that Aliset is drifting in and out of consciousness right now, so that could affect matters.  I'll go ahead and roll for it.  With my rotten luck, I'll probably roll double 1s and shift into a toad.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 09, 2018, 03:29:05 pm
Their disguises are probably a lost cause by now.  I doubt that Darcy's hood has managed to stay up, so his untonsured head is clearly evident.  And whoever is assisting Washburn to get to where they are going might wonder at the presence of chain mail beneath a monk's habit.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 03:32:21 pm
LOL!  Yes, plus they've lost their usefulness anyway, since our pursuers clearly aren't fooled by our disguises anymore, nor are they at all fooled by Aliset taking on male form, so that's more for the sake of her reputation than a true disguise at this point.  I suppose whatever guise they decide to adopt when they attempt to sneak out of the village will need to become a topic of conversation between them at some point.  You think we can talk Sir Washburn into dressing up as a nun?   ;)  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 03:40:15 pm
BTW, I have Darcy carrying Aliset away from the gatehouse primarily because I figure our heroes would seek out somewhere a little more sheltered than right in front of God and everybody to start doing stuff like attempting Deryni Healing, etc.  Not to mention Aliset has suddenly turned from a young man to a young woman.  Her loose robes might help prevent that change from being too obvious, but hopefully no one was studying her face too closely just at that moment!  LOL!

I am guessing that this is a monastic village that is part of the abbey's estate (i.e., these villagers live and work on monastic lands and support the abbey with their tithes).  If so, then it could be that the walls encircle the entire estate, or at least the most populated portion of it, and the actual abbey is just on the other side of the village.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 09, 2018, 05:21:45 pm
Rats -I've just lost my draft and am too tired to post again tonight but the good news is that I have a dice roll which will enable Columcil to heal Washburn. I'll  try again tomorrow  -about 3 am EST.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 09, 2018, 06:05:13 pm
Oh no! If that happens often, you might want to consider composing the reply in Google Docs (since it auto-saves) and then just copying and pasting it into the game thread. That way even if the forum eats the post, you can try again, and if it's a finger fumble that closes your window before you're done writing, the auto-save feature should let you pick up where you left off.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 10, 2018, 02:44:54 am
Thankfully it hasn't happened since we have had the draft facility. I blame Torenth myself.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 10, 2018, 02:51:47 am
That finger fumble thing, I have lost posts that way a few times. Frustrating. I have a page on Google docs called "Washburn's posts". It is currently 35pages long. These are the drafts I bring over to the board and then I do a final edit there. Actually as you can tell I find errors after I post and correct them as I see them. Or as Evie sees them  ;D. If I type directly onto the board as I am doing here. I have learned to copy it every few paragraphs. Because I have lost long posts too.

Thanks Revanne. Nice words for Wash and I loved Culumcil's attacking a boar in the bushes.  LOL

First those imported Torenthi dice and now the Torenthi fumbling posts. What will the do to us next?  Don't answer that.  :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 10, 2018, 05:59:39 am
I will definitely NOT do a dice roll to find out!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 10, 2018, 09:58:51 am
I see I'm still laid up this morning. Ah well, I have a gallant young man sweeping me off my feet and holding me in his strong, protective arms. Could be worse.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 10, 2018, 10:00:41 am
Hopefully not for much longer, though that depends on the dice as Columcil has a roll to heal Washburn but then it's in the lap of the gods - or rather the Torenthi.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 10, 2018, 11:31:51 am
Columcil has discovered a helpful gatekeeper - it's about time our heroes had some help.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 10, 2018, 11:54:19 am
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"I can cut the arrow out of his bum too, when you give the sign- it won't be the first time. Though it's usually from a hunter whose mate canna tell a human bum from a pig's backside."

A chuckle*** I was looking for a butt joke but could not think of one. Thank you for saving Washburn's health and his honor. I feared he would be showing his bare butt to the Lady Aliset and that would have been almost as distressing as the injury.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 10, 2018, 12:58:39 pm
I have the image of Master Darcy pacing in the colonnade outside the infirmary, wringing his hands, and generally being more worried every-time someone comes or goes from that room. He is already stressed from magic, lost his horse(did the loose horse make it passed the gates before they were shut? I am certain he would have followed the others. just a bit behind. ) and now he can do nothing for his charge. poor man.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 10, 2018, 01:17:05 pm
At the moment he is sitting on the ground, his back against the wall, as close to the infirmary door as he can get without blocking it.  It was a long, fast walk up that hill.  Nevertheless, he is staining to catch any sound that will hint at what is going on within, rising quickly to his feet when anyone comes in or out, though no one will tell him anything.

He is comforted by the fact that the nuns will probably not be rolling the dice.  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 10, 2018, 01:19:29 pm
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"I can cut the arrow out of his bum too, when you give the sign- it won't be the first time. Though it's usually from a hunter whose mate canna tell a human bum from a pig's backside."

A chuckle*** I was looking for a butt joke but could not think of one. Thank you for saving Washburn's health and his honor. I feared he would be showing his bare butt to the Lady Aliset and that would have been almost as distressing as the injury.  ;)

Wash, Aliset says that if there are to be any revelations of your bare butt in her direction, there had better be a ring on her finger first!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 10, 2018, 01:34:12 pm
At the moment he is sitting on the ground, his back against the wall, as close to the infirmary door as he can get without blocking it.  It was a long, fast walk up that hill.  Nevertheless, he is staining to catch any sound that will hint at what is going on within, rising quickly to his feet when anyone comes in or out, though no one will tell him anything.

He is comforted by the fact that the nuns will probably not be rolling the dice.  ;D

LOL!  Well, probably not for removing the arrow and stopping the bleeding, anyway, though for faster than average healing, our good Father Columcil is probably still her best bet.  He can at least speed up her body's natural healing processes (or try to) after the nuns are done with her, to save days or even weeks of natural healing time.  Though as far as HP are concerned, since she's had her injury tended to, I expect she'll have fully restored hit points after a good night's sleep, since IIRC the game manual is kindly disposed that way. I guess in story telling terms, that would mean she is recovered enough for normal activities, but might still have some achiness in her shoulder that will take a while longer to go away?  It's one of those game mechanics thing that works out in the players' favor, but is a bit unrealistic in real world terms, since it means theoretically I could have ended up half eviscerated on the convent doorstep, and as long as I'm patched up enough to keep my HP from going to 0 and get six hours of sleep afterwards, I'd be all right as rain the next morning!  I know they're a praying lot, but still!  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 10, 2018, 01:42:47 pm
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"I can cut the arrow out of his bum too, when you give the sign- it won't be the first time. Though it's usually from a hunter whose mate canna tell a human bum from a pig's backside."

A chuckle*** I was looking for a butt joke but could not think of one. Thank you for saving Washburn's health and his honor. I feared he would be showing his bare butt to the Lady Aliset and that would have been almost as distressing as the injury.  ;)

Wash, Aliset says that if there are to be any revelations of your bare butt in her direction, there had better be a ring on her finger first!  ;)

And there in lies the reason for his consternation. Never before this has he ever contemplated marriage. He wanted to earn some title before settling down... at an older age. Being bare butted before a lady, even when it wasn't his fault, could have injured her reputation and earned him scorn at court.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 10, 2018, 02:13:48 pm
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"I can cut the arrow out of his bum too, when you give the sign- it won't be the first time. Though it's usually from a hunter whose mate canna tell a human bum from a pig's backside."

A chuckle*** I was looking for a butt joke but could not think of one. Thank you for saving Washburn's health and his honor. I feared he would be showing his bare butt to the Lady Aliset and that would have been almost as distressing as the injury.  ;)

Wash, Aliset says that if there are to be any revelations of your bare butt in her direction, there had better be a ring on her finger first!  ;)

And there in lies the reason for his consternation. Never before this has he ever contemplated marriage. He wanted to earn some title before settling down... at an older age. Being bare butted before a lady, even when it wasn't his fault, could have injured her reputation and earned him scorn at court.

Well,  yeah, to a point, though medieval double-standards being what they were, male nudity or near-nudity wasn't considered quite as scandalous as female nudity, at least when it happened in a nonsexual context.  There wouldn't be a scandal raised if a lady happened to see a farmer out in his fields in the summer heat clad in nothing but his braies; in fact, there are lots of paintings illustrating just that.  Or if she happened to venture out with her maidservant for a ride and came across a group of men having a swim au naturel, that might provoke giggles but no scandalized horror, since why would they expect anyone to go for a swim in expensive, time-consuming to make clothing? (Even peasant garb was more expensive by their standards than our ready-to-wear, machine made clothing from Walmart.)  The same could not be said of ladies out skinny dipping, though, which is why men were more likely to know how to swim than women, unless they'd learned as young girls. 

That said, a nobleman probably wouldn't drop trou in front of an unrelated noblewoman under normal circumstances, and even under extreme circumstances like this one, they'd probably insist on a chaperone if one was available.  Although that same nobleman might not have a problem baring all in front of a bathhouse attendant or a castle servant assigned to scrub his back and wash his hair.  (Again, while a nobleman might be offered a female servant to assist with his bath, a lady wouldn't be offered a male servant to assist her with bathing. In the first instance, succumbing to temptation might result in the natural consequence of ending up with an illegitimate child, but in the second instance, succumbing to temptation could inadvertently lead to an illegitimate heir, or at least an heir whose true parentage the lord couldn't be certain of, hence one reason for such double standards.)

So if Aliset had been the only Healer available to help Wash, or if Columcil couldn't Heal him and he'd had to bare his bum to all those nuns in the infirmary, that might embarrass him, but it wouldn't cause him to lose honor at court. Though the more witnesses to show he didn't take advantage of the situation, the better, which might not have been very helpful for his sense of modesty, but at least would prevent any scandals.  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 10, 2018, 02:35:38 pm
I have a game mechanics question, so this should probably be addressed to Bynw, though I'll trot it out here since we're all playing Deryni characters (even if some don't realize it and/or aren't trained).

I was wondering last night about how some of the higher Deryni traits work in terms of game play. In your character creation thread, it says:

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Spell Master (Deryni): Be prepared to be impressed. You have learned to push your inherent magical abilities to their upmost potential. This Trait is more powerful than the Spell Slinger Trait. With a successful Test, you can affect an even wider area, numerous targets, or create a greater result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. The most powerful spells still pale in comparison to the most powerful scrolls. You can dispel the magical effects created by someone using the Spell Slinger Trait, and you also gain Advantage when using the Spell Slinger Trait. This Trait requires the Spell Slinger Trait.

Spell Reader (Deryni): P as in phylactery. You have spent years learning the sacred language of the arcane, allowing you to read power-laced words from magic scrolls.

Spell Slinger (Deryni): That’s not bad, but watch this. You are more adept at channelling the arcane power flowing through your veins and can empower greater magical effects. This Trait is more powerful than Spell-Touched, but less powerful than Spell Master. With a successful Test, you can affect a wider area, more targets, or create a more powerful result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. You can dispel the magical effects created by someone using the Spell-Touched Trait, and you also gain Advantage when using the Spell-Touched Trait. This Trait requires the Spell-Touched Trait.

Spell-Touched (Deryni): It runs in the family. You were born with an arcane heritage, and while the centuries have diluted the power, you are still able to subtly influence the world around you by merely willing it to happen.

Two of these traits (Spell-Touched and Spell-Reader) appear in the Tiny Dungeon RPG manual, and the more advanced spells I am guessing you made up to reflect the ability for Deryni to do higher level magic with more training.  Is that correct?  So if I am reading this correctly, a Deryni who has the trait Spell-Touched will normally roll 2d6, but if they are trained to the point of being able to add the trait Spell-Slinger, this will add the advantage of an additional die to each roll (3d6 as their baseline roll), and if they ever manage to become a Spell-Master, their baseline roll would increase to 4d6, which would explain why someone like Sofiana or Denis Arilan (presumably Spell-Masters) might hardly ever have their spells fail, but someone who is partially trained (like Alaric and Duncan in canon, maybe?) might have a higher rate of failure than a Master, but a higher rate of success than, say, Dhugal (in canon), who has only recently discovered he's Deryni and therefore hasn't had much training yet.  So I could see Denis's baseline roll being 4d6, Duncan's being 3d6, and Teenage Dhugal's being the average 2d6 of someone who has Deryni power but not much training.  Or am I interpreting this all wrong?

If this is the case, then what is the distinction between the Power trait and Spell-Touched? (Or even if I'm misinterpreting how the added advantages work, I still can't quite see a difference between these two.)  Is it that anyone born Deryni, whether they know it or not, and whether they've been trained or not, has Power, but someone who is conscious of their Deryni heritage and has at least basic training in it is Spell-Touched as well?  Right now as the descriptions stand, I'm not really seeing what advantage this trait has over basic Power aside from it being a stepping-stone that might eventually lead to being able to acquire the Spell-Slinger trait with further training.  Unless maybe someone with Power but no training has the capacity to do magic, but only at a 1d6 level, in which case adding Spell-Touched with its 2d6 baseline due to having had some basic Deryni training makes more sense.  But in that case, I would think Spell-Touched should also be an automatic trait when creating a character, if that character is going to be a Deryni with a basic level of training, and players who choose to play an untrained Deryni could add on a different trait instead and then, if they get training later, work up to being Spell-Touched, then a Spell-Slinger, etc.  Or maybe that's how it already works, and I'm just horribly confused?  :D

I should add that with the Spell-Reader - Scribe - Artificer progression, it makes more sense that each of these should just give you 2d6 as a baseline even though they all build on one another, because one has to first be able to read magic scrolls before one can learn how to write them, and then once one masters that skill, it should be easier to learn how to make non-scroll magic items. So with each new level of mastery, your baseline is still 2d6 for that particular new skill.  But if I'm reading the Spell-Touched - Spell-Slinger -Spell-Master progression correctly, each new level gives an advantage to someone who had the previous one, but the only real difference between levels is that you can do bigger and better, more wide-ranging spells, whatever those spells might happen to be. It's not so much that you learn new skills as it is that you get progressively better at doing them, or at least that's how the descriptions read.  So I'm just trying to get some clarification of whether my understanding of how those work is correct or not.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 10, 2018, 05:57:31 pm

I am not going to attempt to do quote based reply on this post. But yes the Traits of Spell-Touched and Spell-Reader do come from the base rules for those that did purchase it. The other 2 Traits that enhance the Spell-Touched Trait but giving it a couple of more levels came from another Tiny 6 Rule book.

The Power Trait is a rewritten (very slightly) version of the Tiny 6 Psionic's trait. Mainly because it has always been my observation and from the words of Katherine in Deryni Magic that the Deryni Magic is more aligned with Psionic powers than your standard Fantasy Magic ones.

Yes I did include the other Traits in an attempt to include the higher powers of those Deryni Adepts of old. Or at least those who are well trained and have long held the tradition of being trained in their abilities.

I really think in re-reading those Traits and gaining Advantage is not really clear. There is no 4D6 rolls in Tiny 6 games. The creator of it didn't really explain it well. In fact, he didn't explain it at all.

I knew that the system would encounter some bumps at some point and need to be tweaked. No, we wont be tweaking the dice unless you all want to come to my place and roll them in a live game.

But it seems that we have ran into a bit of a snag with the Deryni Magic. Which is where I thought we would run into trouble eventually.


These are the Deryni Only Traits:

Artificer (Deryni): This sword was forged with dragon’s fire. You have learned to create magic items other than scrolls. To use this ability, describe what you want the item to do and perform a standard 2d6 Test. Failure means you do not how to make the item in question without further research. If successful, you know the proper recipe of ingredients needed to create the item. The Game Master will tell you what you need and how long it will take to craft the item. It is up to you to gather all the items. Once you have everything on the list, you must work uninterrupted until the item is complete. This Trait requires the Scribe Trait.

   I think this one is a keeper. Maybe reworded a bit though to fit more into the Deryni point of view. But this is how one creates many objects that are "Magical" within the Deryni stories. Including the ability to create Wards Major.

Awaken (Deryni): I can give you power, but the priests say it will take your soul. You can give Deryni like power to a Human. Thus they have the ability to learn further Deryni only Traits, with the Game Master’s permission. The newly Awakened has the Power Trait automatically and can gain any others that the Deryni using this Trait has on a successful 1d6 Test.

   This too is a keeper. It's how you make a Human into a Deryni. It is how the Haldane's all have the powers that they have when they become king. (Not counting those Haldane's who are also Deryni)

Beastspeaker (Deryni): He has a way with animals. You are able to communicate with animals. This form of communication is primitive and very simplistic.

   This is a good one too. The Late General Morgan can charm the deer to the very gates of Rhemuth.

Blocker (Deryni): Make mommy clear! You have the ability to make any Deryni into a human by blocking their Psionic abilities with just a Standard Test. You can also restore any blocked Deryni with a Standard Test. This Trait requires the Healer Trait. There is no save Test against this Trait.

   This is Rhys, Tavis and others. The ability to remove Deryni power from any Deryni and make them Human.

Healer (Deryni): I’ve seen worse, son. You’ll pull through. As an Action, you can Test 2d6 to heal another creature or Test 1d6 to heal yourself. If the Test is successful, the target creature is healed for 2 Hit Points or 1 Hit Point if used on yourself. This Trait can also be used to cure poison, disease, and other physical ailments that are non-magical. You must be next to the creature to heal it.

   Its good to have more healers back.

Power (Deryni): Also, I can kill you with my brain. You have power because of your species or you are a human that has been granted power by another Deryni. You can read minds of others, create hand-fire or light a campfire or candle, you can tell if someone is lying. And you can communicate telepathically with others. Doing this is an action, and you must make a standard 2d6 Test. If you are trying to manipulate an object or creature, you must have eye contact with it. You can also perform a simple Ranged attack, such as throwing a ball of kinetic energy, which is treated just like any other Ranged attack in Combat.

   This is what I used for the basic Deryni powers. All Deryni have this Trait. Even if they are untrained. Even if they don't know they are Deryni. Refuse to acknowledge they are Deryni. Thus those that are the latter two .. get to roll at a Disadvantage instead of a Standard Test.

Scribe (Deryni): Spells cannot match the power of a well-crafted scroll or charm. You have learned to create magic scrolls. To use this ability, describe what you want the scroll to do and perform a standard 2d6 Test. Failure means you do not how to make the scroll in question without further research. If successful, you know the proper recipe of ingredients needed to create the scroll. The Game Master will tell you what you need. It is up to you to gather all the items. Once you have everything on the list, you must work uninterrupted for a full day to create the scroll. This Trait requires the Spell Reader Trait.

   This one. I don't know. There really aren't any good examples of Deryni Scrolls that are Magical. There are ones that teach you about specific powers and abilities but nothing really that is power themselves.

Shapechange (Deryni): The best way to hide in plain sight. As an Action, you can Test 2d6 to transform into someone else, compleating changing one’s appearance and even gender. You can revert to your normal form as an Action.

   A handy Trait used by Camber and his kin.


Spell Master (Deryni): Be prepared to be impressed. You have learned to push your inherent magical abilities to their upmost potential. This Trait is more powerful than the Spell Slinger Trait. With a successful Test, you can affect an even wider area, numerous targets, or create a greater result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. The most powerful spells still pale in comparison to the most powerful scrolls. You can dispel the magical effects created by someone using the Spell Slinger Trait, and you also gain Advantage when using the Spell Slinger Trait. This Trait requires the Spell Slinger Trait.

Spell Reader (Deryni): P as in phylactery. You have spent years learning the sacred language of the arcane, allowing you to read power-laced words from magic scrolls.

Spell Slinger (Deryni): That’s not bad, but watch this. You are more adept at channelling the arcane power flowing through your veins and can empower greater magical effects. This Trait is more powerful than Spell-Touched, but less powerful than Spell Master. With a successful Test, you can affect a wider area, more targets, or create a more powerful result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. You can dispel the magical effects created by someone using the Spell-Touched Trait, and you also gain Advantage when using the Spell-Touched Trait. This Trait requires the Spell-Touched Trait.

Spell-Touched (Deryni): It runs in the family. You were born with an arcane heritage, and while the centuries have diluted the power, you are still able to subtly influence the world around you by merely willing it to happen.

   All four of these are questionable. As they are more akin to Wizards or Harry Potter magic than Deryni Magic.

Telekinesis (Deryni): Moving without moving You can move small objects just by thinking about it. You must have eye contact with the object and make a standard 2d6 Test.

   Most Deryni have never been very good with TK abilities. Small things. Maybe a coffin or something large with a group. But their havent been any Deryni lifting X-Wings around the 11 Kingdoms anyway. But it's still a keeper for those that have this little handy power. As it is good at openiong locks too.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 10, 2018, 06:20:20 pm
I think all of that could be easily adapted, and if the game doesn't allow for 4d6 even for the highest masters of an art, then maybe Spell-Slinger could be eliminated and you could just have Power (most basic level that all Deryni have, which will give you at least 1d6 if you aren't trained), Spell-Touched (under this or some other name, like the perhaps too logical "Trained Deryni" or "Spell-Trained," which is your baseline 2d6 level for anyone who has received training in their Deryni power), and Spell-Master for those who have mastered the Deryni arts. 

As for powers like Telekinesis, it could be that Alaric and Duncan are able to pick locks because they both have this special trait, but other Deryni can't do it even though they're better trained. But I think it would also be possible that all Deryni could do this with small objects to some extent (like picking those locks) with varying levels of success, but if you want to take it as a special trait, that means you have a much more uncommon ability with it which would let you pick up heavy rocks, furniture, etc., though yeah, probably even with that level of giftedness at it something the size of an X-wing might be right out.  That would make it a bit more like the Deryni equivalent to something like, for instance, musical ability.  Some people can't carry a tune in a bucket.  Some people can, especially with a little bit of training, sing pretty well and/or play an instrument decently.  But the vast majority of people, even among those with decent musical talent, can't sing well enough to join an opera cast or play in an orchestra.  To do those things would take more dedicated training (and years of it) than the average music-lover would be willing and able to dedicate, even if they were born with a natural gift for music.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 11, 2018, 05:42:30 am
Aargh  -Columcil turns his back for a moment.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 11, 2018, 12:23:09 pm
Aargh  -Columcil turns his back for a moment.

LOL. Revanne,  I know what you mean.   ;D ;D ;D

We are an awfully eager group to get our characters into one trouble right after the last.   :P

I am hoping Columcil went to gather his strength in the church. and I am hoping that church is within the convent grounds. so that Columcil has access to Aliset. Or would the church just be in the town and outside the convent?  I don't know how medieval convnet towns work.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 11, 2018, 01:03:40 pm
I think in most cases, the Nunnery would have its own small church. While the nuns would care for the sick in the community as required, in general they would keep themselves apart.  Sometimes they had stewards and in this case I've allowed them a gatekeeper.  At least until Darcy looses his temper and does away with him.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 11, 2018, 01:06:19 pm
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Telekinesis (Deryni): Moving without moving You can move small objects just by thinking about it. You must have eye contact with the object and make a standard 2d6 Test.

   Most Deryni have never been very good with TK abilities. Small things. Maybe a coffin or something large with a group. But their haven't been any Deryni lifting X-Wings around the 11 Kingdoms anyway. But it's still a keeper for those that have this little handy power. As it is good at open iong locks too.

My thinking about the Telekinesis trait is to have the ability to move standing still items in any direction and or have the added power to control the trajectory and velocity of an item in motion: such as rocks, arrows and spears. A character with the trait can make his own arrow go further with greater accuracy. He can deflect arrows, and other projectiles to veer off from their original path. Alaric was very good at this. Kelson picked it up quickly once he saw how Alaric did it. Dhugal and Duncan learned the trait from Alaric. I presume that this takes a bit of training.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 11, 2018, 01:08:59 pm
I think in most cases, the Nunnery would have its own small church. While the nuns would care for the sick in the community as required, in general they would keep themselves apart.  Sometimes they had stewards and in this case I've allowed them a gatekeeper.  At least until Darcy looses his temper and does away with him.   ;D

LOL  oh dear oh dear.  Do we really want the whole convent and towns people stringing us up and lighting flames under our feet?

NOOOO!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 01:45:22 pm
I swear, I can't leave you folks alone for a minute!   ;D

OK, let me catch up and see what I can add while I've got a few quiet moments to think.  I was looking forward to our three-day weekend coming up, thinking it would be another mini-holiday, but when my hubby and I got home late last night, we were greeted by the sound of running water...in our garage!  Turned out that our washing machine hose had burst, and the result of that in our garage reminds me of an old movie title--A River Runs Through It.   ::)  Fortunately he was able to get the hose switched out last night (because to add insult to injury, the valve to the hose is so old it was also stuck and he couldn't just turn off the water supply to the washer, he had to turn off the water main), and find our old dehumidifier, and I was able to get much of the water off the floor with a shop-vac, but unfortunately we also had a bunch of old clothing and other stuff down in that area either in storage or awaiting laundering so we could donate them elsewhere.  This was both fortunate and unfortunate in that the pile of stuff acted as a sponge to keep the water from flooding the entire garage, but that means now we've got to go through it all and decide what to discard and what to try to salvage before mold sets in. So I expect my nice "vacation" is going to be spent doing piles of laundry and drying out the garage so we don't end up with a black mold problem.  And there's at least one section of drywall that will almost certainly need to be replaced.   >:( 

All of that to say that I will continue to check the game thread and contribute as I can, but if I go absent for too long and the story bogs down to the point that no one else can move it forward until Aliset does something, then please feel free to use her as you wish in your scenes. Well, within reason of course!  I trust I'm not going to find Aliset turned into an exotic dancer, or deserting her quest in order to take holy vows because she's tired of receiving unseemly propositions from Master Darcy's horse!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 11, 2018, 02:41:26 pm
I swear, I can't leave you folks alone for a minute!   ;D

 I trust I'm not going to find Aliset ...deserting her quest in order to take holy vows because she's tired of receiving unseemly propositions from Master Darcy's horse!   ;D

My feelings exactly - I thought it was safe to leave poor Father Columcil! And what is wrong with holy vows?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 02:42:55 pm
I was planning on replying to Bynw's post last night before I discovered all hell breaking loose in the garage.  Some bits of his post snipped for brevity, since I didn't have comments to add for them.


The Power Trait is a rewritten (very slightly) version of the Tiny 6 Psionic's trait. Mainly because it has always been my observation and from the words of Katherine in Deryni Magic that the Deryni Magic is more aligned with Psionic powers than your standard Fantasy Magic ones.

The innate powers are definitely psionic, though trained Deryni (or Empowered Haldanes) also know how to do ritual magic, which seems to go beyond mere psionic powers, so maybe that should be a separate category? (More on this thought below.)

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But it seems that we have ran into a bit of a snag with the Deryni Magic. Which is where I thought we would run into trouble eventually.


These are the Deryni Only Traits:

Artificer (Deryni): This sword was forged with dragon’s fire. You have learned to create magic items other than scrolls. To use this ability, describe what you want the item to do and perform a standard 2d6 Test. Failure means you do not how to make the item in question without further research. If successful, you know the proper recipe of ingredients needed to create the item. The Game Master will tell you what you need and how long it will take to craft the item. It is up to you to gather all the items. Once you have everything on the list, you must work uninterrupted until the item is complete. This Trait requires the Scribe Trait.

   I think this one is a keeper. Maybe reworded a bit though to fit more into the Deryni point of view. But this is how one creates many objects that are "Magical" within the Deryni stories. Including the ability to create Wards Major.

This seems logical.  Also I would think jerraman crystals might fall under this. If the spell is set wrong, you could end up with the sorts of unfortunate results that Kevin and Bronwyn experienced. (Bethane must have rolled snake eyes when she set that spell.   ;D)
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Awaken (Deryni): I can give you power, but the priests say it will take your soul. You can give Deryni like power to a Human. Thus they have the ability to learn further Deryni only Traits, with the Game Master’s permission. The newly Awakened has the Power Trait automatically and can gain any others that the Deryni using this Trait has on a successful 1d6 Test.

   This too is a keeper. It's how you make a Human into a Deryni. It is how the Haldane's all have the powers that they have when they become king. (Not counting those Haldane's who are also Deryni)

Would it also be how Wencit was able to give some minor powers to Bran (and possibly Lionel, unless Lionel was actually Deryni and pretending not to be to help lure Bran in, since Codex seems foggy on that issue), or how Morgan was able to give Derry the ability to contact him (in coordination with using the St Camber medallion)?
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Beastspeaker (Deryni): He has a way with animals. You are able to communicate with animals. This form of communication is primitive and very simplistic.

   This is a good one too. The Late General Morgan can charm the deer to the very gates of Rhemuth.

And Bronwyn could call birds to her hand, Dhugal had an uncanny way with horses (and apparently cheetahs), etc.

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Power (Deryni): Also, I can kill you with my brain. You have power because of your species or you are a human that has been granted power by another Deryni. You can read minds of others, create hand-fire or light a campfire or candle, you can tell if someone is lying. And you can communicate telepathically with others. Doing this is an action, and you must make a standard 2d6 Test. If you are trying to manipulate an object or creature, you must have eye contact with it. You can also perform a simple Ranged attack, such as throwing a ball of kinetic energy, which is treated just like any other Ranged attack in Combat.

   This is what I used for the basic Deryni powers. All Deryni have this Trait. Even if they are untrained. Even if they don't know they are Deryni. Refuse to acknowledge they are Deryni. Thus those that are the latter two .. get to roll at a Disadvantage instead of a Standard Test.

So if you don't know or refuse to acknowledge you're Deryni (like Darcy and Jehana), you roll 1d6 to attempt a Deryni skill, but someone like Columcil who knows he's Deryni but just lacks training could roll 2d6?  Or still 1d6 due to lack of training?  (I wasn't sure if you were counting "refuses to acknowledge" as separate from "doesn't know" or if those were meant to count as one category.)

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Scribe (Deryni): Spells cannot match the power of a well-crafted scroll or charm. You have learned to create magic scrolls. To use this ability, describe what you want the scroll to do and perform a standard 2d6 Test. Failure means you do not how to make the scroll in question without further research. If successful, you know the proper recipe of ingredients needed to create the scroll. The Game Master will tell you what you need. It is up to you to gather all the items. Once you have everything on the list, you must work uninterrupted for a full day to create the scroll. This Trait requires the Spell Reader Trait.

   This one. I don't know. There really aren't any good examples of Deryni Scrolls that are Magical. There are ones that teach you about specific powers and abilities but nothing really that is power themselves.

Yes, I agree for the most part, although I could see this altered just slightly to refer to the ability to create magic scrolls/books (like Orin's writings) that are written in a cryptic style, or coded, or perhaps with special meanings hidden via spells that have to be unlocked in order for the secret meaning to emerge.  After all, if you are part of a persecuted race (or one with a history of having been persecuted until the recent past), you're not going to write your incriminating ritual magic lore and other arcane secrets down in a way that allows just anyone to read and understand them. ISTR Evaine having to figure out what some ancient writing meant because there was more than just a translation issue going on, though I might be misremembering.  Also, this might include being able to add a message psychically imprinted in seals on an otherwise innocuous looking text.  So I think this could still be made to work in a Deryni framework if it's interpreted that way.  In which case Spell-Reader  could just be the reverse of this, but requires this as a prerequisite since reading and deciphering another Deryni's cryptic secrets would be more difficult than simply creating one's own, I would imagine.  In game terms, it could be that Aliset's family grimoire contains instructions on doing types of magic that are encrypted in a way she and those of her bloodline can read easily, but another Deryni opening that book might only be able to read what looks like their family cookbook unless they are able to see past that magical protection to the true meaning hidden on those pages.

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Spell Master (Deryni): Be prepared to be impressed. You have learned to push your inherent magical abilities to their upmost potential. This Trait is more powerful than the Spell Slinger Trait. With a successful Test, you can affect an even wider area, numerous targets, or create a greater result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. The most powerful spells still pale in comparison to the most powerful scrolls. You can dispel the magical effects created by someone using the Spell Slinger Trait, and you also gain Advantage when using the Spell Slinger Trait. This Trait requires the Spell Slinger Trait.

<Spell Reader snipped since I dealt with it above--Evie>

Spell Slinger (Deryni): That’s not bad, but watch this. You are more adept at channelling the arcane power flowing through your veins and can empower greater magical effects. This Trait is more powerful than Spell-Touched, but less powerful than Spell Master. With a successful Test, you can affect a wider area, more targets, or create a more powerful result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. You can dispel the magical effects created by someone using the Spell-Touched Trait, and you also gain Advantage when using the Spell-Touched Trait. This Trait requires the Spell-Touched Trait.

Spell-Touched (Deryni): It runs in the family. You were born with an arcane heritage, and while the centuries have diluted the power, you are still able to subtly influence the world around you by merely willing it to happen.

   All four of these are questionable. As they are more akin to Wizards or Harry Potter magic than Deryni Magic.

As they're currently worded, I have to agree, although again I think they can be tweaked easily enough to fit a Deryni framework.  If "Power" is the basic 1d6 trait all Deryni have, maybe "Spell-Trained" could indicate the character has also had basic training (2d6) in their powers, then instead of "Spell-Slinger" maybe there could be a trait called "Ritual Magic" (still 2d6, since it's just a different area of training) which would require "Spell-Trained" as a prerequisite since you need to be trained in the basics on how to use your powers before you can move on to the more difficult arcana.  In which case a "Spell-Master" would be someone who had advanced-level skills in both Spell-Trained and Ritual Magic, so that mastery would allow them to roll 3d6 when attempting either.  Would that work as a Deryni work-around?

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 02:43:38 pm
I swear, I can't leave you folks alone for a minute!   ;D

 I trust I'm not going to find Aliset ...deserting her quest in order to take holy vows because she's tired of receiving unseemly propositions from Master Darcy's horse!   ;D

My feelings exactly - I thought it was safe to leave poor Father Columcil! And what is wrong with holy vows?

Well, for one thing, it might be difficult for me to leave a legitimate heir for Caer Mariot if I'm a nun! 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 11, 2018, 02:49:37 pm
And what is wrong with holy vows?

Well, for one thing, it might be difficult for me to leave a legitimate heir for Caer Mariot if I'm a nun! 

Or dead  :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 02:51:11 pm
And what is wrong with holy vows?

Well, for one thing, it might be difficult for me to leave a legitimate heir for Caer Mariot if I'm a nun! 

Or dead  :o

True. Though if I were dead, I would no longer need to worry about Darcy's amorous horse.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 11, 2018, 02:53:20 pm
Let's not be too hard on poor Master Darcy's horse that is now roaming the countryside, lost and alone, looking for his lady-love.

No wait, I turned her into a mare.  Maybe she'll just serve as Sister Aliset's trusty mount.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 11, 2018, 02:55:00 pm
"So if you don't know or refuse to acknowledge you're Deryni (like Darcy and Jehana), you roll 1d6 to attempt a Deryni skill, but someone like Columcil who knows he's Deryni but just lacks training could roll 2d6?  Or still 1d6 due to lack of training?  (I wasn't sure if you were counting "refuses to acknowledge" as separate from "doesn't know" or if those were meant to count as one category.)"

I have assumed that Columcil could roll a 2d6 because I think he would have some basic training even if he is more inclined to think of his skills as part of the border "second sight". Again I'm thinking of Ciard who knew how to ward, could sense that there were people approaching Transha when Dhugal first took Kelson there and IIRC taught Duncan and Alaric the basics of dowsing when they were looking for Dhugal and Kelson in QfSC.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 02:58:06 pm
"So if you don't know or refuse to acknowledge you're Deryni (like Darcy and Jehana), you roll 1d6 to attempt a Deryni skill, but someone like Columcil who knows he's Deryni but just lacks training could roll 2d6?  Or still 1d6 due to lack of training?  (I wasn't sure if you were counting "refuses to acknowledge" as separate from "doesn't know" or if those were meant to count as one category.)"

I have assumed that Columcil could roll a 2d6 because I think he would have some basic training even if he is more inclined to think of his skills as part of the border "second sight". Again I'm thinking of Ciard who knew how to ward, could sense that there were people approaching Transha when Dhugal first took Kelson there and IIRC taught Dncan and Alaric the basics of dowsing when they were looking for dhugal and Kelson in QfSC.

Well, that's true. There are other forms of magic power such as Borderers might have, and therefore it stands to reason different types of training besides standard Deryni training.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 11, 2018, 03:04:59 pm
Aack to the water leak problem. Hope that gets cleaned up soon.

I am having similar trouble. We just had our first rain of the year, I guess I didn't clean out the cutters. Water backed up and rain down the inside garage wall. Trouble is my garage is a work room, carpeted and full of fabric. I had to pull up a corner of the carpet and for two days I have been running a fan under it with the doors open during the day time.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 11, 2018, 03:20:27 pm
"So if you don't know or refuse to acknowledge you're Deryni (like Darcy and Jehana), you roll 1d6 to attempt a Deryni skill, but someone like Columcil who knows he's Deryni but just lacks training could roll 2d6?  Or still 1d6 due to lack of training?  (I wasn't sure if you were counting "refuses to acknowledge" as separate from "doesn't know" or if those were meant to count as one category.)"

I have assumed that Columcil could roll a 2d6 because I think he would have some basic training even if he is more inclined to think of his skills as part of the border "second sight". Again I'm thinking of Ciard who knew how to ward, could sense that there were people approaching Transha when Dhugal first took Kelson there and IIRC taught Duncan and Alaric the basics of dowsing when they were looking for Dhugal and Kelson in QfSC.

Actually I would leave that to you to decided. Maybe you do get the Standard Test on some things and Disadvantage on others.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 11, 2018, 03:22:21 pm

As they're currently worded, I have to agree, although again I think they can be tweaked easily enough to fit a Deryni framework.  If "Power" is the basic 1d6 trait all Deryni have, maybe "Spell-Trained" could indicate the character has also had basic training (2d6) in their powers, then instead of "Spell-Slinger" maybe there could be a trait called "Ritual Magic" (still 2d6, since it's just a different area of training) which would require "Spell-Trained" as a prerequisite since you need to be trained in the basics on how to use your powers before you can move on to the more difficult arcana.  In which case a "Spell-Master" would be someone who had advanced-level skills in both Spell-Trained and Ritual Magic, so that mastery would allow them to roll 3d6 when attempting either.  Would that work as a Deryni work-around?

Let me think on it ...
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 11, 2018, 05:05:41 pm
I was sitting in my chilly study - the main central heating having gone off for the night- writing Columcil's latest tale and being too lazy to go upstairs for a jumper wrapped my cassock around my shoulders. Seemed strangely appropriate ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 05:08:54 pm
I was sitting in my chilly study - the main central heating having gone off for the night- writing Columcil's latest tale and being too lazy to go upstairs for a jumper wrapped my cassock around my shoulders. Seemed strangely appropriate ;)

;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 11, 2018, 05:11:27 pm
I think that I have worked the timings right so that Columcil gets in the gate when Darcy is climbing the bell-tower. I have some thoughts as to what has happened to Kieran and none of them good.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 11, 2018, 05:20:07 pm
OK, offline for now. I'll try to peek in again later tonight, though whether I'll have a chance to write anything remains to be seen. At least Aliset is in bed sleeping like she ought to be, unlike some people....  *glares at Wash and Darcy*  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 11, 2018, 06:44:00 pm
It has been suggested that Darcy should know his place.  No good will come from that notion!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 11, 2018, 08:58:45 pm
OK, offline for now. I'll try to peek in again later tonight, though whether I'll have a chance to write anything remains to be seen. At least Aliset is in bed sleeping like she ought to be, unlike some people....  *glares at Wash and Darcy*  ;) ;D

"Gads!" It's not Wash's fault that a "clanking Bell" caused me, him to think the worst.

"Revanne,, Gads and double Gads," me Wash is fast regretting his "Cowardice."
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 12, 2018, 07:52:38 am
Aack to the water leak problem. Hope that gets cleaned up soon.

I am having similar trouble. We just had our first rain of the year, I guess I didn't clean out the cutters. Water backed up and rain down the inside garage wall. Trouble is my garage is a work room, carpeted and full of fabric. I had to pull up a corner of the carpet and for two days I have been running a fan under it with the doors open during the day time.

I hope you are nowhere near the awful mudslides.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 12, 2018, 08:30:39 am
LOL!  I think you need to do a sanity check on poor Wash, Laurna! He seems to be losing it. Get that man some sleep!  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 12, 2018, 08:32:11 am
LOL!  I think you need to do a sanity check on poor Wash, Laurna! He seems to be losing it. Get that man some sleep!  ;D  ;D  ;D

Laughs menacingly.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 12, 2018, 09:10:01 am
LOL!  I think you need to do a sanity check on poor Wash, Laurna! He seems to be losing it. Get that man some sleep!  ;D  ;D  ;D

Laughs menacingly.

Hey, this isn't Call of Cthulhu here!  No one is supposed to be losing their sanity!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 12, 2018, 09:16:59 am
Don't let Washburn get lost on the way back down to the gatehouse Laurna.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 12, 2018, 10:14:49 am
I wasn't sure if I needed to do a dice roll to see if Simon would provide the information.  I decided not to, since Darcy wasn't actually trying to beat it out of him, and if Simon didn't tell Darcy, he would certainly tell the Reverend Mother.  So it was likely to be divulged no matter what the result of the roll was.

And if I had my usual success, Simon might have beaten Darcy to a pulp. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 12, 2018, 11:28:39 am
Reading Jerusha's most recent post, it's a darn good thing that Darcy fixed the broken rope for the convent's bell!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 12, 2018, 11:55:56 am
I'm desperately hoping that Sir Washburn doesn't rush back to see what the danger is this time or Columcil is a goner.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 12, 2018, 12:00:47 pm
Yes and double yes to all the posts above. (except the mudslide, Horrible, horrible real world thing that is.)

Wash had intended to get sleep at the gate house, but then some stupid bell made a bad 'clang'. (sorry Jerusha, I don't know if you meant that to start all this trouble or not. but it is the catalyst if you ask me)  ;) Then he intended to get some sleep in the convent once he learned Aliset was ok, but then he ran into 4 Mearan thugs.(Ok, they are my fault, but someone earlier on said we were being herded toward trouble ahead, so I figured at least one of the enemy's men was trained to hear Grand Duke Valerian's  Rapport and he conscripted the few locals of Mearan loyalists that it was time to act.) Then Wash meant to hide from the thugs and sleep at the Gate. But No, he reasoned the thugs were dangerous to more than just him. (and someone descided to go to sleep in the most dangerous location in town. the gate house) Laurna shakes her head. Now, Wash has to contend with said thugs before all hell breaks loose. He better not be late or get lost.  He better make this work! He better be able to get some sleep when this is over. (Laurna looks at her other three partners- one at a time.) :P Fortunately I got some sleep, even if he didn't. ;D Unfortunately I have to take dad shopping this morning, so give me a little time. Please! (Gads!  LOL!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 12, 2018, 12:48:09 pm
I'm desperately hoping that Sir Washburn doesn't rush back to see what the danger is this time or Columcil is a goner.

I worried about that after I posted it, but by then the die was cast.   ;D

And Laurna, I also figure by this time they could use a good meal.  And a large jug of ale.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 12, 2018, 04:43:30 pm
The cavalry have arrived and even though the battle rages I can now go to bed recently confident I will have a character to write in the morning. Hope you got to work ok, Laurna.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 12, 2018, 10:49:32 pm
The cavalry have arrived and even though the battle rages I can now go to bed recently confident I will have a character to write in the morning. Hope you got to work ok, Laurna.

I am still recovering from my "simi free-form berserker mode" that occurred to me as I tried to beat the clock to get  a post in before work. I swear my heart was racing as badly as Wash's was. I did make it to work but only by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. Wash and I are both ready to crash, so if anyone wants to finish off the bad guys part of  whats left of this battle scene, be my guest.

Jerusha , your invitation for a jug of ale enticing, What time can I portal over?  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 08:57:51 am
OK I have made some changes to the line up of Traits. This is your 1 time opportunity to make any changes to them that you wish as long as it doesn't go against what we know your character is capable of doing already.

The Traits of Scribe and Spell Reader have been eliminated as they do not fit the general Deryni way of doing magic.

The Artificer Trait has been reworded.

The Power Trait has been reworded and dropped a Disadvantage roll for all character without the new Spell Trained Trait.

The Spell Touched Trait has been replaced by the new Spell Trained Trait.

The Spell Slinger Trait has been replaced by the new Magic Ritual Trait.

The Spell Master Trait has been reworded.

All of the descriptions are updated on the Character Creation thread.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 13, 2018, 12:28:03 pm
Since Spell Reader has been eliminated rather than just renamed, does that mean I can replace it with something else entirely so Aliset retains the same number of basic traits?  If so, I think Ritual Magic would be the most consistent substitution for her character, given what she's done in the story thus far (figuring out how to get Valerian's amulet to give them information about its source). I guess that would make her family grimoire just a written collection of how to work a variety of magic rituals, which I can still imagine her wanting to protect from prying eyes by making it look like a cookbook, but that would just be regular Deryni illusion magic in that case and wouldn't require a separate trait in order to read it. (Aside from the regular ability to spot and see past the illusion given a successful test roll, that is.) That could work.

What would things like warding (without Wards Major) fall under? Is it a basic Power ability or a ritual that requires some level of training? I ask because in the story I've had Aliset drawing upon her Deryni training (plus some basic acquaintance with Border magic lore and adapting it to the type of magic use she is more familiar with) to make ward circles, and Columcil draws from the similar-yet-different Border traditions of his upbringing to create his.

I like the rewritten traits and think they sound clearer and easier to interpret according to what we've seen Deryni able to do in the books.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 13, 2018, 12:40:43 pm
Bynw,
The telekinesis trait has been shortened up considerable. And the sharpshooter trait is not a Deryni trait. So what would you call the trait that Alaric uses to always hit his target with a ranged weapon and to be able to deflect other peoples projectiles from a distant. I don't have room to add the two traits separately, yet in my mind they should be one and the same.  What should I do?

Second question: If and when Washburn finds time, can he sit down and take some training with Archbishop Duncan or some other master to get Spell Training completed.  He is Richenda's son after all. He should have gotten most of the training. but may have not completed it, finding warrior training more important. Since Alaric was not fully trained until after he married Richenda, Wash did not think it that important until he just discovered his Power trait has now been dummied down at only a disadvantage. So how much time does he have to spend with the masters to gain that additional trait, In game time that is.  LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 13, 2018, 12:52:42 pm
Bynw,
The telekinesis trait has been shortened up considerable. And the sharpshooter trait is not a Deryni trait. So what would you call the trait that Alaric uses to always hit his target with a ranged weapon and to be able to deflect other peoples projectiles from a distant. I don't have room to add the two traits separately, yet in my mind they should be one and the same.  What should I do?

Dhugal (or was it Kelson? ) also used this to beat Conall at archery, IIRC, and Kelson used it to make sure his aim was true when he executed Sicard with an arrow through the eye, so that ability definitely seems like it should be in the Deryni trait arsenal somewhere. (Telekinesis seems most logical to me also, since it involves Deryni magical ability, not simply the ability to fire a ranged weapon with uncanny accuracy.  And I think the shortened version of the trait description would still apply to this use, since an arrow is a small object. It's not like Wash is deflecting large boulders shot from a catapult!  I assume "small option" in the description was meant to say "small object. ")
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 13, 2018, 01:06:26 pm
Ok my next question is about Sharpshooter and Marksman. Marksman actually gives a success at a roll of 3,4,5, or 6. That is strong. Perhaps that should be considered the Deryni trait that I am looking for.

Silly question. Does the Deryni world even have zombies?  I found Undead Repellant:

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 01:14:55 pm
Since Spell Reader has been eliminated rather than just renamed, does that mean I can replace it with something else entirely so Aliset retains the same number of basic traits?  If so, I think Ritual Magic would be the most consistent substitution for her character, given what she's done in the story thus far (figuring out how to get Valerian's amulet to give them information about its source). I guess that would make her family grimoire just a written collection of how to work a variety of magic rituals, which I can still imagine her wanting to protect from prying eyes by making it look like a cookbook, but that would just be regular Deryni illusion magic in that case and wouldn't require a separate trait in order to read it. (Aside from the regular ability to spot and see past the illusion given a successful test roll, that is.) That could work.

What would things like warding (without Wards Major) fall under? Is it a basic Power ability or a ritual that requires some level of training? I ask because in the story I've had Aliset drawing upon her Deryni training (plus some basic acquaintance with Border magic lore and adapting it to the type of magic use she is more familiar with) to make ward circles, and Columcil draws from the similar-yet-different Border traditions of his upbringing to create his.

I like the rewritten traits and think they sound clearer and easier to interpret according to what we've seen Deryni able to do in the books.

All forms of Warding would fall under Spell Trained. Unless one starts calling the Quater Guardian Angels then that moves it into Ritual Magic.

Your spell books can still be written in code making them more difficult to decipher. It doesn't take magic to read it Just takes a sharp mind that can figure out the cipher used.

And yes that does mean you get to remove the old Traits that are no longer active and replace them with something else more appropriate.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 13, 2018, 01:17:24 pm

Second question: If and when Washburn finds time, can he sit down and take some training with Archbishop Duncan or some other master to get Spell Training completed.  He is Richenda's son after all. He should have gotten most of the training. but may have not completed it, finding warrior training more important. Since Alaric was not fully trained until after he married Richenda, Wash did not think it that important until he just discovered his Power trait has now been dummied down at only a disadvantage. So how much time does he have to spend with the masters to gain that additional trait, In game time that is.  LOL

This leads me to something else that I wondered about? Can we train each other, at least in the rudiments of what we already know?  For instance, since Aliset is Spell-Trained, can she teach Columcil or Darcy some pointers so that they can eventually learn to use their powers that they already have and/or raise their skills in those powers?  I am assuming if they attempt to use their power to do a specific thing and they succeed in their 1d6 trait and can therefore consider this a learned trait in future and start using 2d6 for it? (Assumption made since that's how new skills were learned in other games I've played. ) Or would they have to succeed several times before it's considered an added skill?  Surely they wouldn't have to go to a Deryni Master for training on a basic level, or Vera would have had to have been more powerful than we've seen depicted for Duncan to be trained in the basics. (Alaric could potentially have received what training he got from Sir Se, but Duncan would have had less opportunity to learn from a master level Deryni, and Dhugal even less so. )  Can you tell I'm itching to get Aliset into Darcy's head and discover he's got powers? LOL! I imagine any Deryni with even rudimentary training would be able to pass on what they know, although I can see requiring training from a Spell Master for more advanced skills being logical since what the average Deryni can't do, they certainly can't teach.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 01:20:02 pm
Bynw,
The telekinesis trait has been shortened up considerable. And the sharpshooter trait is not a Deryni trait. So what would you call the trait that Alaric uses to always hit his target with a ranged weapon and to be able to deflect other peoples projectiles from a distant. I don't have room to add the two traits separately, yet in my mind they should be one and the same.  What should I do?

Second question: If and when Washburn finds time, can he sit down and take some training with Archbishop Duncan or some other master to get Spell Training completed.  He is Richenda's son after all. He should have gotten most of the training. but may have not completed it, finding warrior training more important. Since Alaric was not fully trained until after he married Richenda, Wash did not think it that important until he just discovered his Power trait has now been dummied down at only a disadvantage. So how much time does he have to spend with the masters to gain that additional trait, In game time that is.  LOL


I would always say that the Deryni that move arrows to hit their targets or miss a target in some cases are using Telekinesis. If a mere Human were doing it, I would call it damn lucky or a sharpshooter.

Yes one can add more traits. Given Wash's in game previous use of his powers. He will currently succeed on a 4-6 on a Disadvantage roll. I will add a new post for character advancement sometime this weekend when I have the time to do it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 13, 2018, 01:22:03 pm

Silly question. Does the Deryni world even have zombies?  I found Undead Repellant:

LOL! Probably not in the conventional sense, though if Valerian's training in the dark arts extends to necromancy, we might still need to be able to ward off undead attackers. Quick, what did we do with Austin's body?!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 01:23:28 pm
Ok my next question is about Sharpshooter and Marksman. Marksman actually gives a success at a roll of 3,4,5, or 6. That is strong. Perhaps that should be considered the Deryni trait that I am looking for.

Without looking at the rules I assume that is a Standard roll with 2d6. And that actually is even better than having an Advantage (3d6 succeed on 5-6) That's up to you on which way you would want to go.


Silly question. Does the Deryni world even have zombies?  I found Undead Repellant:

LOL yes I left that one in the list still. There are certainly creatures that can get called up. Maybe there are zombies ....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 01:25:51 pm

This leads me to something else that I wondered about? Can we train each other, at least in the rudiments of what we already know?  For instance, since Aliset is Spell-Trained, can she teach Columcil or Darcy some pointers so that they can eventually learn to use their powers that they already have and/or raise their skills in those powers?  I am assuming if they attempt to use their power to do a specific thing and they succeed in their 1d6 trait and can therefore consider this a learned trait in future and start using 2d6 for it? (Assumption made since that's how new skills were learned in other games I've played. ) Or would they have to succeed several times before it's considered an added skill?  Surely they wouldn't have to go to a Deryni Master for training on a basic level, or Vera would have had to have been more powerful than we've seen depicted for Duncan to be trained in the basics. (Alaric could potentially have received what training he got from Sir Se, but Duncan would have had less opportunity to learn from a master level Deryni, and Dhugal even less so. )  Can you tell I'm itching to get Aliset into Darcy's head and discover he's got powers? LOL! I imagine any Deryni with even rudimentary training would be able to pass on what they know, although I can see requiring training from a Spell Master for more advanced skills being logical since what the average Deryni can't do, they certainly can't teach.

I will cover that in the advancement post that I will be writing up this weekend. (Please note my weekends are Sunday-Monday) since I work on Saturdays.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 13, 2018, 02:29:56 pm
I might need a bit of help with this.

I'll give Columcil the traits of an ecologist rather than anger issues if I'm allowed to make that change - don't remember seeing that before but if I just missed it and he's stuck with anger so be it.

If I understand it now as a healer Columcil still rolls 2d6 but for any other Deryni traits he now has to roll 1d6?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 02:34:24 pm
I might need a bit of help with this.

I'll give Columcil the traits of an ecologist rather than anger issues if I'm allowed to make that change - don't remember seeing that before but if I just missed it and he's stuck with anger so be it.

If I understand it now as a healer Columcil still rolls 2d6 but for any other Deryni traits he now has to roll 1d6?

Yes you can make that change. I really haven't noticed any anger issues played out so it would be OK to change it.

For the other Deryni powers he possess for now lets do the same for him that we did for Wash. Roll 1d6 but you succeed on a 4,5, or 6 as the result.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 13, 2018, 02:38:47 pm
Are there any special traits for a holy man. Priests should have some special trait, whether human or Deryni. Traits that come with knowledge and faith.

This might include dealing with demons and those undead we discussed earlier, especialy if one is Deryni as well.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 03:05:06 pm
Are there any special traits for a holy man. Priests should have some special trait, whether human or Deryni. Traits that come with knowledge and faith.

This might include dealing with demons and those undead we discussed earlier, especialy if one is Deryni as well.

Nothing in the core rules on Traits for priests other than the Undead one that is ... and of course the various magical traits that exist.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 13, 2018, 03:11:56 pm
Are there any special traits for a holy man. Priests should have some special trait, whether human or Deryni. Traits that come with knowledge and faith.

This might include dealing with demons and those undead we discussed earlier, especialy if one is Deryni as well.

Columcil isn't keen on dealing with demons or the undead!

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 13, 2018, 03:13:37 pm
But for healing it's still 2d6 and succeed on 5 & 6?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 03:33:34 pm
But for healing it's still 2d6 and succeed on 5 & 6?

yes. the percentages for success are very similar.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 13, 2018, 04:02:56 pm
Thank you for your patience.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 13, 2018, 04:41:32 pm
Silly question. Does the Deryni world even have zombies?  I found Undead Repellant:

LOL yes I left that one in the list still. There are certainly creatures that can get called up. Maybe there are zombies ....

Bynw:  "Mine is an evil laugh!  Mwahahahaha!"  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 13, 2018, 06:28:04 pm
Bynw, just to confirm.  For Darcy, who does not know he is Deryni, for anything related to a Deryni power he may be able to tap into, he will roll at a disadvantage as he did before?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 07:23:10 pm
Bynw, just to confirm.  For Darcy, who does not know he is Deryni, for anything related to a Deryni power he may be able to tap into, he will roll at a disadvantage as he did before?

That is correct! :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 13, 2018, 08:43:02 pm
And now the rules for learning new Traits is posted.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 13, 2018, 09:18:44 pm
And now the rules for learning new Traits is posted.

Yay!  Thank you! Looks good.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 13, 2018, 10:18:47 pm
Quote
from Aliset thinking to herself. "... practically from the moment they'd arrived, her companions had scattered seemingly to the four winds!  Annoyance welled up in her.  How very much like men they were, wandering apart and dashing hither and yon acting all heroic rather than sticking together and covering each other's backs like sensible folk! She stifled a laugh as the irony dawned on her.  Of course they were acting like men, daft creatures!  They were men!  .... She'd grown curiously attached to the lot of them in the past few days, even though keeping up with them right now seemed to be more useless than attempting to herd cats."

ROFL ;D
It is impossible to herd cats. Yet doing that would be easier than herding this group. Honestly we do keep trying to get together, if it wasn't for all these obstacles.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 14, 2018, 05:44:15 am
Quote
from Aliset thinking to herself. "... practically from the moment they'd arrived, her companions had scattered seemingly to the four winds!  Annoyance welled up in her.  How very much like men they were, wandering apart and dashing hither and yon acting all heroic rather than sticking together and covering each other's backs like sensible folk! She stifled a laugh as the irony dawned on her.  Of course they were acting like men, daft creatures!  They were men!  .... She'd grown curiously attached to the lot of them in the past few days, even though keeping up with them right now seemed to be more useless than attempting to herd cats."

ROFL ;D
It is impossible to herd cats. Yet doing that would be easier than herding this group. Honestly we do keep trying to get together, if it wasn't for all these obstacles.

On cat herding: 
(A commercial that originally ran during the Super Bowl some years ago.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 14, 2018, 10:55:57 am
Herding cats is a pretty good description of being a parish priest.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 14, 2018, 03:59:15 pm
Happy to wait Laurna but there's a lot of blood here so get those dice sorted would you  ::)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 14, 2018, 07:02:48 pm
Darcy Cameron sneaks down the passage again and approaches the dice roller.  Again he pries open the door.  From his belt pouch he pulls forth six dice, all marked only as sixes.  On the corner of each, clearly marked, it says "Made in Gwynedd." He throws them into the roller.

"Our friend will be avenged, Torenth!"
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 14, 2018, 09:45:01 pm
Oh no! so sorry Revanne! That makes it really hard on your real day, doesn't it. I know it's a game, but I am feeling it.
Thank you Jerusha, I hope that will help.

Bynw, I think I now understand why the GM rolls for the enemy. It is too hard on the players to get good rolls only when playing the enemy and never for yourself. I think the roller is programed to think you are getting good rolls every three times like the odds should be, but it doesn't account for the fact that every third roll is not for yourself. Would it make a difference if we each had a separate account to roll for the bad guys, not the same account that we roll for our own characters. Remember computers don't really understand total randomness, no matter how well they are programed.

Better Yet, I am willing to let Bynw roll for the enemy, so any of my good rolls don't feel don't feel like utter destruction when they go to the advantage of the bad guy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 14, 2018, 10:31:55 pm
Remember, even if the enemy scores a hit, that doesn't mean you have to write every hit as a life threatening blow!  Remember, we PCs have 6 hit points, after all, so if you are writing each hit as if it were a potentially mortal injury, we'd bleed out long before we ever get to that final hit point!  LOL!  I mean, sure, if the enemy not only managed to hit a PC but did so with all 6s (or if we attempt to evade and roll all 1s), then sure, you might want to write that as a spectacular success or failure, but it seems far more likely in a fast paced combat scene that some of those blows are likely to hit their target but be shallow slashes, blows that momentarily daze the PC but not be totally incapacitating, etc.  One reason PCs get more HP than NPCs is to help keep it fun for the players rather than traumatic, since no one wants to lose a character they've invested a lot of time and energy in creating.  (Been there, done that!)  And if one of us does die....well, this is Gwynedd, land of the Blessed Saint Camber.  Miracles do occasionally happen, at least if we can manage to shake those pesky ones and twos out of the dice roller.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 15, 2018, 12:39:33 am
Oh no! so sorry Revanne! That makes it really hard on your real day, doesn't it. I know it's a game, but I am feeling it.
Thank you Jerusha, I hope that will help.

Bynw, I think I now understand why the GM rolls for the enemy. It is too hard on the players to get good rolls only when playing the enemy and never for yourself. I think the roller is programed to think you are getting good rolls every three times like the odds should be, but it doesn't account for the fact that every third roll is not for yourself. Would it make a difference if we each had a separate account to roll for the bad guys, not the same account that we roll for our own characters. Remember computers don't really understand total randomness, no matter how well they are programed.

Better Yet, I am willing to let Bynw roll for the enemy, so any of my good rolls don't feel don't feel like utter destruction when they go to the advantage of the bad guy.
On the other hand it feels more realistic thst bsd things happen to good characters. And Kieran had a much easier death than he feared he might.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 15, 2018, 01:06:05 am
Scene posted, one thug left injured but alive for questioning, and now Columcil can show Wash how Healing works, assuming the dice roll is favorable and he doesn't roll snake eyes instead and harm himself or Wash in the process. LOL! I'm headed to bed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 15, 2018, 02:13:55 am
Thank you so much Evie.  thank you for staying up to finish that. I think we can now all go get a good night's sleep.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 15, 2018, 08:58:31 am
I made a slight edit to my previous post.  I realized I had overlooked that the other door from the infirmary led through a courtyard to a back gate, so I fixed that. 

Just in case the fifth Mearan sympathizer Laurna mentioned decides to surface.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 15, 2018, 10:12:33 am
I had good luck rolling this way:

[10:10] <bynw> !roll 1d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 6 == 6  (success)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 1d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 1 == 1 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 1d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3 == 3 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> .
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 2d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3, 1 == 4 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 2d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 2, 6 == 8 (success)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 2d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3, 5 == 8 (success)
[10:10] <bynw> .
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 3d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 3, 5, 6 == 14 (success)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 3d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 4, 2, 3 == 9 (fail)
[10:10] <bynw> !roll 3d6
[10:10] <@derynibot> 6, 4, 1 == 11 (success)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 15, 2018, 11:12:02 am
 Those rolls were in our chat room, yes? So it's ok if we use that as an alternate means of dice rolling, since either way you'll see the results? That might be easier, since the other site has a habit of assuming it knows what I want to roll better than I do, or changing my subject line back to a previously used one at random moments. I swear that thing hates me!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 15, 2018, 12:23:24 pm
Off to run several errands in town before the freeze hits, and get a few major chores completed. Feel free to use Aliset as needed.  (Within the bounds of good taste and common decency, that is. Remember those nuns are watching you!   ;D )
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on January 15, 2018, 12:54:49 pm
As a harmless bystander, please can we have a stress free couple of days.  At least let them get out of Meara alive.  Pretty please.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 15, 2018, 01:19:47 pm
Those rolls were in our chat room, yes? So it's ok if we use that as an alternate means of dice rolling, since either way you'll see the results? That might be easier, since the other site has a habit of assuming it knows what I want to roll better than I do, or changing my subject line back to a previously used one at random moments. I swear that thing hates me!   ;D

Yes those were in the chatroom and since I'm always in the chatroom you can use it to roll dice if you want to as an alternative. But sometimes, as my past player DesertRose will tell you. Even those dice are not always friendly towards you.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 15, 2018, 01:40:14 pm
Those rolls were in our chat room, yes? So it's ok if we use that as an alternate means of dice rolling, since either way you'll see the results? That might be easier, since the other site has a habit of assuming it knows what I want to roll better than I do, or changing my subject line back to a previously used one at random moments. I swear that thing hates me!   ;D

Yes those were in the chatroom and since I'm always in the chatroom you can use it to roll dice if you want to as an alternative. But sometimes, as my past player DesertRose will tell you. Even those dice are not always friendly towards you.

LOL, indeed!   Sometimes the dice just hate you.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 15, 2018, 02:33:57 pm
I was trying to do the math, but my math brain totaly escapes me.
1d6 rolloing a 5 or 6 is 33%       1d6 rolling a 4,5,or 6 is 50%   no math required there
2d6 Rolling a 5 or 6  is  ?%   (is that 4/36?  that can't be right because that is 1/9)   
3d6 rolling a 5 or 6   is  ?%   Brain freeze!


I reviewed my dice rolls.  I have done 32 rolls total, 10 rolls with a 5 or 6 showing that is 31%. that is acceptable.
Rolls for Wash 19, 5 rolls with a 5 or 6 showing  that is 26%. below average
Rolls for other than Wash 13, 5 rolls with a 5 or 6 showing  that is 38%  above average.  This is why the bad guys are doing so much better.

I admit that I am not including the few rolls Wash has used focus to make a 4 count and once he used hero point to make a 3 count. Those are supposed to improve your average to above 33 % not bring it up to 33%.
So if I roll for the bad guys I will roll them on a different account or on the chat room instead.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 15, 2018, 04:00:34 pm
When doing the math on the odds of rolling the dice. Most of the time when multiple six sided dice are concerned the math is done against the sum total of the 2 or 3 dice in question. So the odds of rolling a 5 or 6 on 2d6 is very good, if you are looking at the total. Because it can be done with 1+5, 2+4, 3+3, 1+4, 2+3. But we are looking at rolling a 5 or 6 (most of the time) on any single die. Sometimes we only get to roll 1 die, other times we get 2 or 3 which of course increases the odds.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 15, 2018, 04:27:23 pm
Help - you are talking to the person who only passed my Maths "O" level (Exams taken at 16 when I was at school- they are called GCSEs now unless that has changed again) because Demercia forced a few vital bits of information into my head.

I have no idea why we have plural Math this side of the pond - singular would have been more than enough for me.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 15, 2018, 04:31:06 pm
Off to run several errands in town before the freeze hits, and get a few major chores completed. Feel free to use Aliset as needed.  (Within the bounds of good taste and common decency, that is. Remember those nuns are watching you!   ;D )

I take it that doesn't include Columcil so far forgetting your status as to ask you to wash his bloodstained robe.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 15, 2018, 05:48:53 pm
Off to run several errands in town before the freeze hits, and get a few major chores completed. Feel free to use Aliset as needed.  (Within the bounds of good taste and common decency, that is. Remember those nuns are watching you!   ;D )

I take it that doesn't include Columcil so far forgetting your status as to ask you to wash his bloodstained robe.

LOL!  Well, you can ask, but be prepared to be met with a puzzled stare before she shrinks your robe, never having done her own laundry before, much less anyone else's! ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 15, 2018, 09:06:24 pm
Due to the nature of this being a play-by-post game. I'm adding a nifty feature.

Anytime you roll all 6's for a Test for your character you get a Hero Point.
So on a Disadvantage Test, that's just one 6 needed since you only have one die.
On a Standard Test, then you need two 6's to get the hero point.
And on an Advantage Test, all 3 of them need to be 6's.

I've reviewed the posts for the game and it hasn't happened very often yet. But it has happened twice so far ...  PMs coming with your point totals.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 15, 2018, 10:28:31 pm
That's totally  awesome Bynw.  Thank you.

Giving up on figuring this out the mathematical way. I resorted to counting. Not sure about my accuracy as I am doing this quickly on my lunch break.

To have a success roll of a 5 and/or 6
1d6  total different outcomes 6     those with a 5 and/or 6 are 2            2/6      =33.3%
2d6 total different outcomes 36    those with a 5 and/or 6 are 20        20/36     =55%
3d6 total different outcomes 216  those with a 5 and/or 6 are 152     152/216   =70%


Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 16, 2018, 05:54:00 am
How are you rolling dice in the chatroom? I have no clue!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 16, 2018, 06:03:44 am
I'm wondering what is going on outside the walls of the town while mayhem is taking place within. I can't think that there can be very many assailants - half a dozen to a dozen perhaps - as Valerian wouldn't want to show his hand this near to the Gwynedd border and would want to make sure that those acting for him in this instance would be taken for a band of bandits or reivers. Valerian is clearly being kept informed by someone within the town, and my sense is that he would call off the attackers in the short term, there is still a distance for our heroes to cover where they will be more vulnerable.

I am thinking of writing something to that effect but what does anyone else think?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 07:03:08 am
That's totally  awesome Bynw.  Thank you.

Giving up on figuring this out the mathematical way. I resorted to counting. Not sure about my accuracy as I am doing this quickly on my lunch break.

To have a success roll of a 5 and/or 6
1d6  total different outcomes 6     those with a 5 and/or 6 are 2            2/6      =33.3%
2d6 total different outcomes 36    those with a 5 and/or 6 are 20        20/36     =55%
3d6 total different outcomes 216  those with a 5 and/or 6 are 152     152/216   =70%

You got it!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 16, 2018, 07:12:42 am
How are you rolling dice in the chatroom? I have no clue!

In the field in your chat window where you would normally type your comment, type "!roll [however many]d6" without the quotation marks.  So if you needed to roll 2 dice, you'd type "!roll 2d6."

It's sort of like the "/nick New_Nickname" or the "/me does something" command, except that the slash tells the server that a command is incoming, but the exclamation point lets the chat bot know you're asking it to do something.

It also works for other dice besides six-sided, but y'all aren't using any other type of dice, so that's immaterial to the Ghosts of the Past game.  (For example, if y'all were playing a D20 system and you needed to roll a 20-sided die, you'd type, "!roll 1d20.")

I hope that helps.  If it's not clear enough, say something.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 07:16:59 am
How are you rolling dice in the chatroom? I have no clue!


If you are in the chatroom just type: !roll 1d6
or if you need 2 dice it would be !roll 2d6
or for those 3 dice it would be !roll 3d6

Just remember to start with the explanation point
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 16, 2018, 08:55:53 am
Thanks DR and Bynw.  I'll try that next time.  It's almost too easy.   :)

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 16, 2018, 08:58:51 am
I'm wondering what is going on outside the walls of the town while mayhem is taking place within. I can't think that there can be very many assailants - half a dozen to a dozen perhaps - as Valerian wouldn't want to show his hand this near to the Gwynedd border and would want to make sure that those acting for him in this instance would be taken for a band of bandits or reivers. Valerian is clearly being kept informed by someone within the town, and my sense is that he would call off the attackers in the short term, there is still a distance for our heroes to cover where they will be more vulnerable.

I am thinking of writing something to that effect but what does anyone else think?

I agree, revanne.  I was thinking that Laurna's "fifth man" would call off his attempt to break into the monastery now that Washburn and Columcil have arrived.  Shall I leave this to you?  I plan to do a little "welcome back, you look awful" scene.   ;)

And besides, our group needs to move on to the next part of the disaster adventure.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 16, 2018, 09:06:29 am

I agree, revanne.  I was thinking that Laurna's "fifth man" would call off his attempt to break into the monastery now that Washburn and Columcil have arrived.  Shall I leave this to you?  I plan to do a little "welcome back, you look awful" scene.   ;)

And besides, our group needs to move on to the next part of the disaster adventure.

Unless Laurna and Evie want to write anything in the meantime I'll probably post and write a scene this evening my time so mid-late afternoon Eastern/Central time
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 09:14:32 am
Our heroes also need at least six hours of sleep to replenish their HP before setting forth again, remember, and downtime not used in directly fighting off attackers can also be used for necessary character interactions (time for teaching/learning new things, time to restock our travel bags...or for that matter, track down missing horses with saddle bags, etc.). Granted, we can't linger here for days, but we could do with 12 to 24 hours to catch our breaths before the next attempt against us! ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 09:43:17 am
It's been asked about the use of Hero Points.

They do have to be declared BEFORE rolling.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 16, 2018, 09:53:52 am
I wasn't thinking that they would leap onto their horses and fly singing into the dark ;D. Not least because Darcy hasn't got a horse at the moment!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 16, 2018, 11:57:09 am
I wasn't thinking that they would leap onto their horses and fly singing into the dark ;D. Not least because Darcy hasn't got a horse at the moment!

Opps, good point.  ;D

Quote from: Jerusha
And besides, our group needs to move on to the next part of the disaster adventure.

LOL  oh dear.  there's more?   ::)

Whole heartily agree it is time to settle, interact, and replenish travel bags and traveler's souls.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 01:12:52 pm
I modified the Ritual Magic Trait. It now reads:


Ritual Magic (Deryni): Given the Sacred Space and nothing is impossible. You are more adept at channeling the arcane power flowing through your veins and can empower greater magical effects through rituals. There are specific rituals for nearly every purpose. With a successful Test, you can affect a wider area, more targets, or create a more powerful result. As always, the Game Master is the judge of what you can and cannot attempt to do. You can dispel the magical effects of Artificer objects. Ritual Magic is a Standard Test that succeeds on a 4,5, or 6 due to the focal nature of Rituals. This Trait requires the Spell-Trained Trait.

So it is a Standard Test (2d6) but you succeed on a 4,5, or 6 when preforming something in a Ritual setting.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 01:54:15 pm
Thank you, Bynw!  That will be helpful, not to mention it makes sense that our attempts would be more likely to succeed when we are doing something requiring that much focus.

I've just done a brief scene, and off again to do more chores (still trying to salvage some stuff from our basement leak last week, plus some other chores that have been left to pile up), and get a craft project or two out of the way while I've got some unexpected time off.  My workplace is closed today due to the expected snow and ice, and I just got notice that we won't reopen until 1:00 pm tomorrow at the earliest (possibly not even then if the weather turns out worse than expected), so I'm trying to take advantage of the extra time at home during daylight hours.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 16, 2018, 02:58:45 pm
[quote author Evie]I can't promise they'll fit properly, but at least you've been saved the need to wear nuns' habits while your clothes dry.[/quote]

Eeck! There you go trying to dress Wash up as a nun, just as someone had threatened to do days ago. 'After all I've done, after all I've been through...'   LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 16, 2018, 03:06:07 pm
Darcy awakes suddenly from a disturbing dream.  He was searching for his horse while dressed in a nun's habit....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 16, 2018, 03:07:14 pm
LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 03:11:47 pm
OK, locally we have a band of snow coming through town, as well as temps dipping to the single digits (Fahrenheit, so well below freezing rather than just above it), making me wonder if somehow Alabama has migrated to Ontario.  :D  What this means as far as the game is concerned is that any time we get any sort of severe weather (including ice storms), we have an increased chance of power outages, which I am definitely hoping won't happen because I don't want to be stranded here in single-digit temperatures with no way to cook or keep warm but blankets and a fire in the fireplace, and horror of horrors, no internet access!   ;D

BUT if the worst should happen and y'all need to take over the story for a while without me, here are the thoughts foremost on Aliset's mind right now:

1.  Restocking provisions.  We want to get more foodstuffs suitable for travel, for one thing, not to mention make sure our clothing is clean, mended, and suitable. Since our monk disguises have long since been seen though, should we just go ahead and ditch those robes and find some other clothing in the village, or maybe have someone go into town to procure some for us? If they decide to take stock of what belongings they managed to retain and what has gone missing, maybe that would afford an opportunity for Wash or Aliset to recognize Darcy's Ward Cubes for what they are rather than just a useless set of dice.

2. Finding suitable mounts.  Maybe someone in the village has managed to spot and capture Darcy's horse? Or are we going to need to acquire one?  Just because she has no plans to marry Darcy's horse doesn't mean she wouldn't miss it!  Darcy can hardly travel the rest of the way to Rhemuth behind her, after all.  She likes him well enough, but those strong arms wrapped around her the whole way might be just a little distracting, not to mention really uncomfortable after a few hours of close proximity in the summer heat!  ;D

3.  Is there any way to get a message to Kelson ahead of our arrival? Maybe he could send reinforcements to help us.  Sending a messenger ahead of us?  Carrier pigeon from the convent's dovecote?  Deryni magical means? Might her St. Camber medallion or any of the spells in her family grimoire help with that latter option?

4. Curiosity about what she is heading towards at Court, and how it will affect her future.  Is Kelson more likely to want her to remain in Rhemuth as his ward, now that her family is dead, or will he decide to send her back to manage her manorial lands after sending an armed force to reclaim Caer Mariot and secure it for her?  Or will he require her to marry a strong lord who can return to Caer Mariot with his retinue and reclaim it for her in her name?  She has no idea what she's walking into, and that concerns her, although not as much as staying behind to be forced into marriage with Oswald!  Not that she doesn't trust King Kelson to provide well for her and her people, but she's still a bit nervous about the unknown future before her, and might want to pick Washburn's brain re: his impression of what Kelson might be most likely to decide.

5. Curiosity about Darcy's shields.  Is he Deryni, or has he just developed those from being around the rest of them? She really wants to investigate that, if he is willing to let her.  If he is Deryni, maybe he can be trained in at least a few basic skills.  She'd be willing to try.

6. Curiosity about Columcil's power. She wonders if he is full Deryni but just uses magic with a more Border 'flavor," or if he is one of those Borderers with a similar-yet-different source of power and magical tradition. Either way, he's intriguing, and maybe they can learn from each other.

7. Their departure.  How do they plan to sneak out of the village, since she is certain there are enemies keeping watch and waiting for them to do just that?  What sort of disguise would work? Might she be able to cast an illusion on their party to make them look like traveling merchants?  Nuns traveling to a convent in Rhemuth? (LOL at the thought of Wash and Darcy's reaction to that!) Or might a merchant or peddler be able to sneak them out of the village gates in his wagon, with someone else meeting them further down the road with their horses?  They need to decide how to get out of town while throwing off pursuit for as long as they can manage, to give them a head start ahead of their enemies.

That's all that's coming to mind at the moment, but those are the sorts of things Aliset is likely to bring up once she can get a moment alone with her companions.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 16, 2018, 03:37:09 pm
Hope you keep warm and safe.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 16, 2018, 04:16:25 pm
Lots to sounder as I go off to work.

Let me add that Wash sent off a letter to Dhugal, only just that morning, (that was a very very long day), I want to do a little story to see if the courier makes it to Balimar or if he gets way laid. How many days from Culdi to Balimar if  the courier is moving fast.  Would there be a private portal for Dhugal to use, if the letter reaches him. Although the letter may not spark enough concern to inform Kelson, not yet, however, it should have Dhugal looking into the Oswald problem. Maybe we can get Jass involved. ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 16, 2018, 04:22:08 pm
Lots to sounder as I go off to work.

Let me add that Wash sent off a letter to Dhugal, only just that morning, (that was a very very long day),

Maybe a quiet day tomorrow ? ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 04:57:45 pm
OK, locally we have a band of snow coming through town, as well as temps dipping to the single digits (Fahrenheit, so well below freezing rather than just above it),

Would love to have single digit temps. We have had some below zero ones lately.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 05:31:35 pm
OK, locally we have a band of snow coming through town, as well as temps dipping to the single digits (Fahrenheit, so well below freezing rather than just above it),

Would love to have single digit temps. We have had some below zero ones lately.

It's predicted to fall below zero before morning. Fortunately we got a band of dry air directly over Birmingham, so while we got a fair bit of snow and ice to the northwest and southeast of the city, there is a corridor over the city (including the suburb where I live) that I swear looks on the weather radar as if someone was doing a weather working!  I wouldn't say it was perfectly clear, because we did get flurries, but what fell was so light and dry that it blew away immediately, and the temps never got above freezing, so it didn't melt on the roads. The fear was that the temps would rise just above freezing after a thick snowfall, and that the higher temperature plus traffic melting the snow on the roads would lead to them becoming ice-slicked after sundown once the temps dropped again.  That didn't happen here, although it's apparently happened on either side of us.  Granted, the night is still young, so it could get worse later, but I just made a brief run to our neighborhood grocery store about an hour ago, and at that time the snow was so dry and powdery that it just flew straight off my windshield with a flick of the wipers and didn't leave even a trace of moisture.  That is definitely not our usual sort of snow when we see any in these parts!  We usually get huge, sloppy, slushy, feather-like flakes rather than this fine sand-like stuff!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 16, 2018, 06:13:04 pm
It's all your fault, Evie, for the hamster wheel that is my brain considering all sorts of scenarios.  Including:

A scene in the bath where our three male adventurers (sorry Aliset, you can't be in this scene!) come clean about parts of their past.

A Casablanca moment, when Washburn and Darcy learn that Aliset will be betrothed a an earl ten years her senior, they decide to join the Forcinn Foreign Legion.

"This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship," Washburn says as they ride through the gates of Rhemuth.

"Only if we don't kill each other first," replies Darcy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 06:16:25 pm
LOL!!!

Or a crossover fic....

Aliset looked into her grimoire, trying to figure out how to conjure up Moaning Myrtle to eavesdrop on the men's bathtime conversation.  Perhaps if she could find the right spell, she could even see through Myrtle's eyes by scrying in her wine goblet.... 

 ;D

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 16, 2018, 06:19:57 pm
Oh my goodness, Bynw and revanne.  These are dark turns indeed!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 06:21:52 pm
On the news right now, TV reporter to state trooper. "I know right now you have your ear literally on the roads of Alabama...."

Um, no, I hope not!  His ear would freeze stuck to it, and I'd hate to see that workman's compensation report! LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 06:22:58 pm
I'm just borrowing from my own native RPG campaign. There is one group that has a long standing tradition of not liking the Deryni in my game world. The entire army there uses crossbows with Merasha dipped bolts. Just to take care of those kind. Easier to capture a Deryni when their mind is muddled and they cannot call upon their powers.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 16, 2018, 06:38:14 pm
Yeah, I was just laughing because apparently merasha-tipped arrows shot by a skilled archer with a longbow aren't sufficient for us, we get to worry about the much greater force (and even higher chance of fatal injury to unarmored folk) of crossbow bolts to be wary of on top of that!  Thanks, boss!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 16, 2018, 06:50:08 pm
Hiding a long bow or even a short bow is sometimes difficult. A crossbow is easier to hide. Fortunately in this game there is no difference to the damage. Everything does 1 point. See I saved you :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 17, 2018, 01:29:58 am
Merasha now, as though our life wasn't difficult enough. But two can play at that game and our friendly Infirmarian is Deryni. *Thinks aloud*.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 17, 2018, 02:33:58 am
Shessh, and here I was hoping for a few nights of good sleep. Not the constant brain working to find a way out of what ever the last person wrote.
Now, guess who was the last person to write tonight, and I have to go to sleep with that in may head!  Thanks so very very much Bynw!  ;) This is starting to ruin my house keeping time. To say nothing about dog and horse grooming time. I haven't even put all the Christmas stuff away yet. So I am taking the night off, going to sleep early and doing some house work in the morning. Then we shall see..." :o

By the by, I dearly hope that Meresha is a bad batch. I also hope that it cost the grand duke half his fortune to acquire it. I am going to assume the stuff is very rare and very expensive. Especially if the church has not made it for 40 years.  And I dearly hope all those vintage private collection wines of de Nore's were destroyed a long time ago. In my oppinion, there is no way an army can afford to keep enough Meresha to tip all their arrows in it. I would put my foot down and tell them to prove to me that they can afford it.  :P

Ok, on a lighter note, I am reading a few exerts of Rhys healing, I love Rhys.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 17, 2018, 06:43:49 am
Shessh, and here I was hoping for a few nights of good sleep. Not the constant brain working to find a way out of what ever the last person wrote.
Now, guess who was the last person to write tonight, and I have to go to sleep with that in may head!  Thanks so very very much Bynw!  ;) This is starting to ruin my house keeping time. To say nothing about dog and horse grooming time. I haven't even put all the Christmas stuff away yet. So I am taking the night off, going to sleep early and doing some house work in the morning. Then we shall see..." :o

By the by, I dearly hope that Meresha is a bad batch. I also hope that it cost the grand duke half his fortune to acquire it. I am going to assume the stuff is very rare and very expensive. Especially if the church has not made it for 40 years.  And I dearly hope all those vintage private collection wines of de Nore's were destroyed a long time ago. In my oppinion, there is no way an army can afford to keep enough Meresha to tip all their arrows in it. I would put my foot down and tell them to prove to me that they can afford it.  :P



Ok, on a lighter note, I am reading a few exerts of Rhys healing, I love Rhys.


I know the feeling, Laurna. My problem is that I have to be able to see how things work in the story without too many gaping plot holes. Maybe we need to repeat the mantra "This is just a game"

I suspect that within Gwynedd Merasha is a strictly controlled substance possessed only by a few with express permission from the King and Archbishops (which may undermine my thoughts abut our Infirmarian now I think about it  :( ). It couldn't be entirely banned because of the need to control rogue Deryni whether that be from evil intent or simply those who for whatever reason have lost control of their powers. I imagine Duncan and Denis took great pleasure in pouring all even possibly contaminated communion wine down the garderobe shaft, making sure of course it couldn't get into the water supply.
 
Sadly however Grand Duke Valerian does not come from Gwynedd and who knows what really goes on in Byzantum.

I love Rhys too, who could not (other than Hubert and cronies of course).

Oh, and housework is only worth doing when you can tell the difference after you have done it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 17, 2018, 07:17:35 am
Another modification for our Healers.


The OLD description for healing:

Quote
Healer (Deryni): I’ve seen worse, son. You’ll pull through. As an Action, you can Test 2d6 to heal another creature or Test 1d6 to heal yourself. If the Test is successful, the target creature is healed for 2 Hit Points or 1 Hit Point if used on yourself. This Trait can also be used to cure poison, disease, and other physical ailments that are non-magical. You must be next to the creature to heal it.

The NEW description for healing:

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Healer (Deryni): I’ve seen worse, son. You’ll pull through. As an Action, you can Test 2d6 to heal another creature or Test 1d6 to heal yourself. If the Test is successful, the target creature is healed for 1d6 Hit Points or 1d6/2 (round up) Hit Point if used on yourself. This Trait can also be used to cure poison, disease, and other physical ailments that are non-magical. You must be next to the creature to heal it.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 17, 2018, 11:13:03 am
Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 17, 2018, 11:14:42 am
Laurna, a quick question.  Now that our heroes have abandoned their monk's robes, will Washburn be having his head completely shaved?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 17, 2018, 11:38:37 am
Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?

Yes you are reading that correctly. Instead of a static 2 points healed. It can be update 6 but of course if you are only 2 points down then naturally you only get those 2 points if you roll over 2.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 17, 2018, 12:06:47 pm
But when I'm at 0 hit points, I'm unconscious.  Would I still have to take a save test? (I just reread the rule book.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 17, 2018, 12:38:57 pm
Quote from: Revanne
Oh, and housework is only worth doing when you can tell the difference after you have done it.

Any and I mean any house keeping at my house right now would make a huge difference. At some point in the last few days the dogs decided to shred there dog pillow and there is innards fluff every where. I was ignoring it, but I can no longer do so.

Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?
The healer does not take any damage while healing.  Example: If Columcil is Healing Darcy, he rolls a 2d6. If successful, he then rolls a 1d6. The results are the number of hit points he can Heal Darcy for. If Columcil heals himself after a successful 2d6 roll. He rolls a 1d6 he then has to half those results to determine how many points he can heal himself for.  All I can say, is it is a very good thing we do not have Mana(=energy) in this game, (a World of Warcraft way of measuring how much magic you can do.) or we might run out very quickly. The one thing that Deryni are very good at is sharing Mana or energy. so if you run out, someone can give you theirs, or you can take some from unsuspecting humans. 

Quote from:  Jerusha
will Washburn be having his head completely shaved?
you couln't forget about that part, could ya.  hehe.  No the man (or rather his author) loves his hair too much to go completely bald. He is going to comb his hair back and hope the spot grows in quickly. :P

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 17, 2018, 01:05:15 pm
But when I'm at 0 hit points, I'm unconscious.  Would I still have to take a save test? (I just reread the rule book.)

When you are at 0 hit points you are unconscious and dying. You cannot heal yourself if you are a healer at this point. You have to have someone else heal you. At the start of the first combat turn after you reach 0 Hit Points you must make a Standard Test to stabilize yourself. If you succeed, you are back up to 1 HP. If you fail you have one more chance to make a stabilize roll but its at a Disadvantage then. And if you fail the character dies.

Good thing we also have Hero Points. You can use them to get 1 HP if you are at 0 HP no roll needed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 02:04:53 pm
Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?

Oops, I think I see the source of confusion here, since revanne had a similar question earlier and asked me about it off-forum.  Unless I've badly misunderstood both the sourcebook's rules and Bynw's modification, no, it doesn't cost a Healer any HP to Heal someone.  Instead, the new rule is to determine how many HP are restored to the patient.  So if you are rolling 1d6 to see how many HP are restored, they can have up to 6 HP restored (or whatever number will bring the character up to whatever their full HP is, since they can't get HP over that number), but no, rolling a 6 on that die is not going to render the Healer unconscious because it doesn't cost HP, it restores HP. 

Revanne's similar question to me earlier was concerning whether Columcil had enough HP left to Heal Aliset after she Healed Wash, because she took the rules to mean that it cost Columcil 2 HP every time he did a Healing, so Revanne thought Columcil was going to have to wait until the next day to Heal again to avoid rendering himself unconscious.  But while Healing does use energy and might leave one tired after doing a lot of it, like any other magic usage, that's not what the rules are saying.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 17, 2018, 02:12:17 pm
I'M beginning to think  that  "Bymw" is a secret spy for Valerian and is giving you loaded dice as well as more difficulties. I'M wondering where Rory is and why he is not involved in this problem. Also, since Kelric must know about it as he sent Washburn, wouldn't he have at least warned Kelson  that the Mearan  separatists were rearing their ugly heads again? The game is certainly exciting.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 02:28:45 pm
I'M beginning to think  that  "Bymw" is a secret spy for Valerian and is giving you loaded dice as well as more difficulties. I'M wondering where Rory is and why he is not involved in this problem. Also, since Kelric must know about it as he sent Washburn, wouldn't he have at least warned Kelson  that the Mearan  separatists were rearing their ugly heads again? The game is certainly exciting.

Ah, but do Rory and/or Kelric know all of that yet?  Kelric knows about Oswald's takeover of Caer Mariot and that he has killed a knight's family in order to take over their manor, sure, but I don't think any assertion was made that he is aware that Oswald is in league with Mearan separatists.  We know that, but I don't think they've learned that yet. 

My question is, how did Kelric know about Aliset's problem, given that Meara is almost completely across the kingdom from Corwyn?  Word obviously got to him somehow, since he sent Wash to give her safe escort to Rhemuth, but how?  Maybe her brother Alister (who knew Wash at Court, and therefore possibly knew Kelric too) had some suspicions of Oswald, and therefore used some magical means to relay a message for help before he died, or that was triggered upon his death?  Or maybe Kelric's Deryni gift sometimes manifests in visionary dreams, and he had a premonition his friend Alister was dead and the circumstances around it, and that Alister's twin sister was in danger, and so he acted on the basis of that vision?  Or maybe Bynw has figured out some other way that message got to Kelric, but he's not telling us yet?  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 17, 2018, 03:17:32 pm

Let me add that Wash sent off a letter to Dhugal, only just that morning, (that was a very very long day), I want to do a little story to see if the courier makes it to Balimar or if he gets way laid. How many days from Culdi to Balimar if  the courier is moving fast.  Would there be a private portal for Dhugal to use, if the letter reaches him. Although the letter may not spark enough concern to inform Kelson, not yet, however, it should have Dhugal looking into the Oswald problem. Maybe we can get Jass involved. ;D

I would think it certain that Dhugal would have a portal in Ballymar. Or maybe the courier would go first to Culdi to see if Duncan Michael is there (assuming we may co-opt him Evie?) -it would be quite reasonable to assume that Duncan Michael would have his own household by now and would very likely be based in CuldI when he wasn't at court. In which case he might take the letter to his father by portal from there to Ballymar.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 17, 2018, 03:26:48 pm
Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?

Oops, I think I see the source of confusion here, since revanne had a similar question earlier and asked me about it off-forum.  Unless I've badly misunderstood both the sourcebook's rules and Bynw's modification, no, it doesn't cost a Healer any HP to Heal someone.  Instead, the new rule is to determine how many HP are restored to the patient.  So if you are rolling 1d6 to see how many HP are restored, they can have up to 6 HP restored (or whatever number will bring the character up to whatever their full HP is, since they can't get HP over that number), but no, rolling a 6 on that die is not going to render the Healer unconscious because it doesn't cost HP, it restores HP. 

Revanne's similar question to me earlier was concerning whether Columcil had enough HP left to Heal Aliset after she Healed Wash, because she took the rules to mean that it cost Columcil 2 HP every time he did a Healing, so Revanne thought Columcil was going to have to wait until the next day to Heal again to avoid rendering himself unconscious.  But while Healing does use energy and might leave one tired after doing a lot of it, like any other magic usage, that's not what the rules are saying.

Evie, I sincerely hope you are correct, but as I read it (and Bynw seemed to confirm), it is the target that rolls the dice to see how many hit points it cost him/her to be healed.  If you only have two hit points left, even if you roll a 6, you can only loose 2 hit points.  (You can never have a negative number of hit points.)

So do not have Columcil heal a parchment cut.  If you are low on hit points, it could be risky.

Bynw, please tell me I'm wrong.  Pretty please.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 17, 2018, 03:27:26 pm
Somehow, probably by magical means to some degree, the Duke got that word of Oswald's takeover. And sent his brother to the rescue. Knowing of course that Oswald needs her to be dead (no witness = no crime) or forced into a marriage as she is the rightful heir now to those lands. And with that claim its hard to hold on to them legally.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 17, 2018, 03:31:18 pm


I would think it certain that Dhugal would have a portal in Ballymar. Or maybe the courier would go first to Culdi to see if Duncan Michael is there (assuming we may co-opt him Evie?) -it would be quite reasonable to assume that Duncan Michael would have his own household by now and would very likely be based in CuldI when he wasn't at court. In which case he might take the letter to his father by portal from there to Ballymar.

Let me add that I believe that none of the nobles with any cloat would  have been in Culdi at the time Aliset arrived, or she would have gone directly to them. I want to say that his grace Dhugal is having a summer feast in Ballimar and all the nobles of Cassan are there injoying their Dukes hospitality.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 17, 2018, 03:31:35 pm
Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?

Oops, I think I see the source of confusion here, since revanne had a similar question earlier and asked me about it off-forum.  Unless I've badly misunderstood both the sourcebook's rules and Bynw's modification, no, it doesn't cost a Healer any HP to Heal someone.  Instead, the new rule is to determine how many HP are restored to the patient.  So if you are rolling 1d6 to see how many HP are restored, they can have up to 6 HP restored (or whatever number will bring the character up to whatever their full HP is, since they can't get HP over that number), but no, rolling a 6 on that die is not going to render the Healer unconscious because it doesn't cost HP, it restores HP. 

Revanne's similar question to me earlier was concerning whether Columcil had enough HP left to Heal Aliset after she Healed Wash, because she took the rules to mean that it cost Columcil 2 HP every time he did a Healing, so Revanne thought Columcil was going to have to wait until the next day to Heal again to avoid rendering himself unconscious.  But while Healing does use energy and might leave one tired after doing a lot of it, like any other magic usage, that's not what the rules are saying.

Evie, I sincerely hope you are correct, but as I read it (and Bynw seemed to confirm), it is the target that rolls the dice to see how many hit points it cost him/her to be healed.  If you only have two hit points left, even if you roll a 6, you can only loose 2 hit points.  (You can never have a negative number of hit points.)

So do not have Columcil heal a parchment cut.  If you are low on hit points, it could be risky.

Bynw, please tell me I'm wrong.  Pretty please.

I must have read the question wrong myself. Healing doesn't cost the Healer anything. Never has and never will at least in this system since we dont have any kind of Mana points or other such way of tracking it and dont want to either.

Prior to my modification a Healer could heal on a successful roll 2 Hit Points of damage to the person they were healing. Or 1 Hit Point of damage on themselves.

With the modification the Healer now HEALS 1d6 worth of damage to the person they are healing. Thus potentially healing someone completely (if they have 6 Hit Points or less as a maxium.) And they can heal 1d6 divided by 2 (rounding up) if they are attempting to heal themselves.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 17, 2018, 03:36:12 pm
Bynw, am I reading this correctly?  If you are healed successfully, you must roll 1d6, and if you roll a 6 (which would be my luck) it costs you 6 hit points?

Oops, I think I see the source of confusion here, since revanne had a similar question earlier and asked me about it off-forum.  Unless I've badly misunderstood both the sourcebook's rules and Bynw's modification, no, it doesn't cost a Healer any HP to Heal someone.  Instead, the new rule is to determine how many HP are restored to the patient.  So if you are rolling 1d6 to see how many HP are restored, they can have up to 6 HP restored (or whatever number will bring the character up to whatever their full HP is, since they can't get HP over that number), but no, rolling a 6 on that die is not going to render the Healer unconscious because it doesn't cost HP, it restores HP. 

Revanne's similar question to me earlier was concerning whether Columcil had enough HP left to Heal Aliset after she Healed Wash, because she took the rules to mean that it cost Columcil 2 HP every time he did a Healing, so Revanne thought Columcil was going to have to wait until the next day to Heal again to avoid rendering himself unconscious.  But while Healing does use energy and might leave one tired after doing a lot of it, like any other magic usage, that's not what the rules are saying.

Evie, I sincerely hope you are correct, but as I read it (and Bynw seemed to confirm), it is the target that rolls the dice to see how many hit points it cost him/her to be healed.  If you only have two hit points left, even if you roll a 6, you can only loose 2 hit points.  (You can never have a negative number of hit points.)

So do not have Columcil heal a parchment cut.  If you are low on hit points, it could be risky.

Bynw, please tell me I'm wrong.  Pretty please.

I must have read the question wrong myself. Healing doesn't cost the Healer anything. Never has and never will at least in this system since we dont have any kind of Mana points or other such way of tracking it and dont want to either.

Prior to my modification a Healer could heal on a successful roll 2 Hit Points of damage to the person they were healing. Or 1 Hit Point of damage on themselves.

With the modification the Healer now HEALS 1d6 worth of damage to the person they are healing. Thus potentially healing someone completely (if they have 6 Hit Points or less as a maxium.) And they can heal 1d6 divided by 2 (rounding up) if they are attempting to heal themselves.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 17, 2018, 03:37:58 pm
So if someone is healed they gain back hit points rather than lose them and roll the dice to work out how many that would be. So Washburn had lost two hit points and under the old system he gained them both back when healed. Under the new system he would have had to roll but anything over a two would be irrelevant as he couldn't regain more than he has lost. This could be very useful once Valerian gets really nasty.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 17, 2018, 03:47:14 pm
So if someone is healed they gain back hit points rather than lose them and roll the dice to work out how many that would be. So Washburn had lost two hit points and under the old system he gained them both back when healed. Under the new system he would have had to roll but anything over a two would be irrelevant as he couldn't regain more than he has lost. This could be very useful once Valerian gets really nasty.

Exactly. Any extra hit points from healing are lost you cant keep those. But if you roll more than you need hey at least they are healed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 04:03:57 pm

Let me add that Wash sent off a letter to Dhugal, only just that morning, (that was a very very long day), I want to do a little story to see if the courier makes it to Balimar or if he gets way laid. How many days from Culdi to Balimar if  the courier is moving fast.  Would there be a private portal for Dhugal to use, if the letter reaches him. Although the letter may not spark enough concern to inform Kelson, not yet, however, it should have Dhugal looking into the Oswald problem. Maybe we can get Jass involved. ;D

I would think it certain that Dhugal would have a portal in Ballymar. Or maybe the courier would go first to Culdi to see if Duncan Michael is there (assuming we may co-opt him Evie?) -it would be quite reasonable to assume that Duncan Michael would have his own household by now and would very likely be based in CuldI when he wasn't at court. In which case he might take the letter to his father by portal from there to Ballymar.

Duncan Michael almost certainly has his own household by now, but as he is Earl of Kierney, wouldn't it be in Kierney somewhere instead?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 04:10:14 pm


I would think it certain that Dhugal would have a portal in Ballymar. Or maybe the courier would go first to Culdi to see if Duncan Michael is there (assuming we may co-opt him Evie?) -it would be quite reasonable to assume that Duncan Michael would have his own household by now and would very likely be based in CuldI when he wasn't at court. In which case he might take the letter to his father by portal from there to Ballymar.

Let me add that I believe that none of the nobles with any cloat would  have been in Culdi at the time Aliset arrived, or she would have gone directly to them. I want to say that his grace Dhugal is having a summer feast in Ballimar and all the nobles of Cassan are there injoying their Dukes hospitality.

I'm not sure, whether there was anyone of note in Culdi or not, that Aliset would have had any way to know that for certain if they were in residence or not.  After all, it's not like they had TV news, internet access, or any other means of near-instantaneous communication we take for granted nowadays. She might simply have given Culdi a pass because there might be someone in residence there she could trust, or might not, but there would certainly be someone she could turn to for help in Rhemuth. It's not like Kelson gets to go on holiday very often, and if he has to leave Rhemuth for some reason, he leaves a regent in his place (is Nigel still alive, or would that be Araxie or Javan nowadays), so in any case there's a 0% likelihood of turning up at Rhemuth and finding Rhemuth Castle locked up and no one at home.   ;D

Another reason Aliset might have chosen to go straight to Rhemuth could be that she isn't certain which of the local nobility she can trust anymore, or also she might have figured her pursuers would think she'd certainly go to her closer allies first, so they've taken pains to block the routes to those towns, leaving her with little choice but go directly to Rhemuth for aid.  Since they didn't expect her to go that far off, they might not have thought to block that route until too late, and it's not like Kelson is likely to turn out to be a Mearan separatist!  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 04:14:15 pm

Quote from:  Jerusha
will Washburn be having his head completely shaved?

you couln't forget about that part, could ya.  hehe.  No the man (or rather his author) loves his hair too much to go completely bald. He is going to comb his hair back and hope the spot grows in quickly. :P

LOL!  All of this to-do over a tiny coin-sized tonsure!  This is Gwynedd, not medieval Europe; it's not like he had to shave half his head or anything!  Geez!  Male vanity....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 17, 2018, 04:38:11 pm

Let me add that Wash sent off a letter to Dhugal, only just that morning, (that was a very very long day), I want to do a little story to see if the courier makes it to Balimar or if he gets way laid. How many days from Culdi to Balimar if  the courier is moving fast.  Would there be a private portal for Dhugal to use, if the letter reaches him. Although the letter may not spark enough concern to inform Kelson, not yet, however, it should have Dhugal looking into the Oswald problem. Maybe we can get Jass involved. ;D

I would think it certain that Dhugal would have a portal in Ballymar. Or maybe the courier would go first to Culdi to see if Duncan Michael is there (assuming we may co-opt him Evie?) -it would be quite reasonable to assume that Duncan Michael would have his own household by now and would very likely be based in CuldI when he wasn't at court. In which case he might take the letter to his father by portal from there to Ballymar.

Duncan Michael almost certainly has his own household by now, but as he is Earl of Kierney, wouldn't it be in Kierney somewhere instead?
I'm sure you're right although I'm sure there would have been some Ducal residence retained in Culdi.

Useless bit of information - the Duke of Devonshire lives in Derbyshire ( half the length of England away) but that’s only because someone misread the writ for the first Duke. He was supposed to be Duke of Derbyshire.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 04:59:13 pm

Let me add that Wash sent off a letter to Dhugal, only just that morning, (that was a very very long day), I want to do a little story to see if the courier makes it to Balimar or if he gets way laid. How many days from Culdi to Balimar if  the courier is moving fast.  Would there be a private portal for Dhugal to use, if the letter reaches him. Although the letter may not spark enough concern to inform Kelson, not yet, however, it should have Dhugal looking into the Oswald problem. Maybe we can get Jass involved. ;D

I would think it certain that Dhugal would have a portal in Ballymar. Or maybe the courier would go first to Culdi to see if Duncan Michael is there (assuming we may co-opt him Evie?) -it would be quite reasonable to assume that Duncan Michael would have his own household by now and would very likely be based in CuldI when he wasn't at court. In which case he might take the letter to his father by portal from there to Ballymar.

Duncan Michael almost certainly has his own household by now, but as he is Earl of Kierney, wouldn't it be in Kierney somewhere instead?
I'm sure you're right although I'm sure there would have been some Ducal residence retained in Culdi.

Useless bit of information - the Duke of Devonshire lives in Derbyshire ( half the length of England away) but that’s only because someone misread the writ for the first Duke. He was supposed to be Duke of Derbyshire.

LOL!  That's great!  ;D

Culdi has been a source of confusion to me ever since I first got the Codex.  (And not just me; AnnieUK and Alkari also puzzled over the same questions.)  Yes, in the books we see Jared has established it as a summer home, so it would seem to be part of Cassan, or so one would think.  But when you look in the Codex, you find out that Culdi actually belongs to either Araxie or her sister, I forget which one inherited it from Duke Richard.  So if one of them is the hereditary Countess of Culdi, then why is it that Jared spends so much time there if it's not even his ducal seat?  (Or if it is his ducal seat, then why isn't it located in his duchy, and how can it be both his and Prince Richard Haldane's land at the same time?)  So either the Codex is in error, or maybe the Dukes of Cassan own a home there but it's not their earldom, or Culdi started off as the seat of the Dukes of Cassan but somewhere along the way KK had a different idea for it?  I have no clue, so until KK can clarify the question, I tend to think of Jared's home there as being a second home.  Maybe he was deputized by Prince Richard to look after Culdi in a caretaker role since Richard had to spend most of his time in Rhemuth, like Derry (who has his own earldom) acts as lieutenant for Corwyn in Alaric's absences?  That would make sense to me as a way of resolving the apparent conflict between novels and Codex, but would mean that the current Duke of Cassan might not necessarily hold the same responsibility for Culdi unless its present Countess also chooses to make him her lieutenant there.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 09:57:58 pm
Quote
Darcy lowered himself into the water.  With a practised move, he untied his border braid, ran his fingers through it to set the pale hair free, and dunked his head under the water.

Washburn felt a pang of envy.

This got me. I literally laughed out loud at this!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 17, 2018, 10:00:44 pm
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Darcy lowered himself into the water.  With a practised move, he untied his border braid, ran his fingers through it to set the pale hair free, and dunked his head under the water.

Washburn felt a pang of envy.

This got me. I literally laughed out loud at this!  ;D
Maybe Wash could practice his healing skills on regrowing his hair. What could go wrong?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 17, 2018, 10:02:17 pm
Quote
Darcy lowered himself into the water.  With a practised move, he untied his border braid, ran his fingers through it to set the pale hair free, and dunked his head under the water.

Washburn felt a pang of envy.

This got me. I literally laughed out loud at this!  ;D
Maybe Wash could practice his healing skills on regrowing his hair. What could go wrong?

Use the chatroom dice, Laurna. Otherwise you might roll snake eyes and just grow Wash's tonsure instead!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 05:50:30 am
Quote
Darcy lowered himself into the water.  With a practised move, he untied his border braid, ran his fingers through it to set the pale hair free, and dunked his head under the water.

Washburn felt a pang of envy.

This got me. I literally laughed out loud at this!  ;D

I simply could not resist.   ;)

And revanne, I'm glad you liked it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 18, 2018, 08:11:48 am
Glad they have ward cubes. Can't say I like Kelric's duchess much.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 08:28:02 am
Glad they have ward cubes. Can't say I like Kelric's duchess much.

Yeah, I'm hoping she's just being momentarily clueless, perhaps due to her desire to drag Kelric off to bed and practice her feminine wiles on him overriding her ability to comprehend that Wash might seriously be in danger, rather than being deliberately manipulative.  Um, the Duchess isn't originally from Meara, is she?  Any family connections to anyone out there who might wish to see Kelric diverted from trying to establish contact with his brother, and/or who might want to see Wash married off to someone who can keep a close eye on him for their own purposes?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 18, 2018, 10:14:01 am
Haven't caught up with the latest installment but please don't tell me that we have another potential threat.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 18, 2018, 10:31:30 am
Now I've read Laurna's piece I suspect that there is a bit of a history here. Kelric has had to act both as big brother and surrogate father to Washburn and perhaps he has been a little too quick in the past to extricate Washburn from a foolish adventure or two. Nothing too serious, certainly nothing his father and Uncle Seandry wouldn't have got up to, but causing Kelric to lose some of his ducal dignity, at least in the eyes of his duchess. And if Kelric is like his father he might sit fairly lightly to said ducal dignity. (I love the bit at the beginning of TBH where someone ( his Chamberlain IIRC) has patiently explained to Alaric that he has to dress up to his rank because looking as though he is impoverished embarasses his household.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 10:45:03 am
Bynw, a question.  If Master Darcy wants to purchase a set of throwing daggers as they prepare to leave town, do you approve the purchase?  Do you set the price?  I'm hoping it will be one gold coin for the set, but if it is one coin for each dagger, Darcy can live with it.

Just because we all know it will be a nice, peaceful, leisurely ride to Rhemuth.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 11:09:35 am
Aliset would be interested in knowing this too, after nearly losing her dagger when everyone was attacked earlier. Unless there's a handy boomerang spell in her grimoire that makes all thrown weapons magically return to her hand afterwards! ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 18, 2018, 11:13:41 am
While Columcil is interested in visiting the Blacksmith and getting his staff ironshod.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 11:15:17 am
As I recall, Darcy will need to visit the blacksmith also, assuming he gets his horse back and that the village blacksmith also serves as a farrier.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 18, 2018, 11:25:43 am
the blacksmith is going to be happy.

throwing daggers are a bit more balanced than your common dagger. so 2gold each at least mabye 3gold for those.

doing the staff up in iron is a 1gold job.

and a couple gold for the horse equipment
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 11:28:00 am
 Can we roll to see if we can successfully haggle? ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 18, 2018, 11:59:51 am
Sure you can. Standard Test too. so 2d6 5 or 6 and you drop it by 1 Gold unless it costs 1 Gold, cant haggle that. If you fail it costs the highest price plus 1 Gold.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 12:15:59 pm
I've been meaning to do a test roll in the chatroom anyway, so I rolled to see if the price of the daggers would be 2 gold each or 3:

Jerusha   !roll 2d6
13:11   derynibot   6, 6 == 12

NOW I get a double six.  But that's OK, I'll take them at 2 gold each.

I don't suppose the second six would knock the horseshoeing down to one gold?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 12:17:41 pm
Sure you can. Standard Test too. so 2d6 5 or 6 and you drop it by 1 Gold unless it costs 1 Gold, cant haggle that. If you fail it costs the highest price plus 1 Gold.

LOL!  So it has to either go down or up? There's no chance of the price remaining the same?  Say, for instance, it costs 1 Gold less if you roll 5 or 6, the price remains the same if you have a normal failure roll, and the merchant gets ticked off at you and raises the price if you roll snake eyes?  (She suggests, haggling with the GM....  ;)  ;D)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 18, 2018, 12:20:37 pm
the blacksmith is going to be happy.

throwing daggers are a bit more balanced than your common dagger. so 2gold each at least mabye 3gold for those.

doing the staff up in iron is a 1gold job.

and a couple gold for the horse equipment

Blacksmith's wife gets a new fur-lined cloak and soft, warm, good-quality wool to make the children some warmer clothes for winter and possibly even money to pay someone to sew the kids' clothes for her.

Unless the original blacksmith met a tragic end and his widow and children are the ones running the smithy nowadays, in which case the sudden income might go back into the smithy itself.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 18, 2018, 12:43:17 pm
Sure you can. Standard Test too. so 2d6 5 or 6 and you drop it by 1 Gold unless it costs 1 Gold, cant haggle that. If you fail it costs the highest price plus 1 Gold.

LOL!  So it has to either go down or up? There's no chance of the price remaining the same?  Say, for instance, it costs 1 Gold less if you roll 5 or 6, the price remains the same if you have a normal failure roll, and the merchant gets ticked off at you and raises the price if you roll snake eyes?  (She suggests, haggling with the GM....  ;)  ;D)


SOunds good to me
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 18, 2018, 12:51:14 pm
I'm sure the Nunnery where the Lords and Lady are staying will be expecting a donation as well. Life of poverty and all. Money to pay the upkeep has to come from donations.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 12:56:20 pm
Darcy may have to settle for one throwing dagger.  I hope he doesn't end up regretting that decision.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on January 18, 2018, 01:25:42 pm
Iirc, there was one convent in Meara where Brion stayed with Kenneth Morgan (don't recall which book), where the guest room roof leaked on them in the night and the convent got a healthy donation.   Clever women.  One of the nuns was shrewd in which room she chose to give the king.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 18, 2018, 02:10:21 pm
lol  I think it is fortunate that it is not raining this night. ;)

Hay, with double 6s, Darcy should be able to to use his charisma to haggle the price down further. LOL. All that pale hair and pale eyes needs to account for something.   And yes Wash was envious until he realized how much faster his hair dried now that it is short. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 18, 2018, 02:19:09 pm
P.S. Aynbeth Araxie von Horthy  born October 1121, 3rd daughter of Letald Hort of Orsal.  Her betrothal to the Duke of Corwyn was made by Dowager Duchess Richenda and Aynbeth's cousin Queen Araxie. She is a few years Kelric's senior. She is usually the sunshine of Coroth Court, Gold hair, green eyes and lavish in her display of rich colors. Her only misgivings is the time her husband spends worrying over his brother, when he should be spending that time with their many children.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 02:47:57 pm
lol  I think it is fortunate that it is not raining this night. ;)

Hay, with double 6s, Darcy should be able to to use his charisma to haggle the price down further. LOL. All that pale hair and pale eyes needs to account for something.   And yes Wash was envious until he realized how much faster his hair dried now that it is short.

Actually, Darcy is pretty good at bargaining with merchants (although he doesn't have that trait in this game).  The Quartermaster taught him a thing or two, and Darcy got lots of practice in those far northern ports.

The pale hair and eyes are a little more effective with the tavern wenches than the merchants.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 05:20:21 pm

The pale hair and eyes are a little more effective with the tavern wenches than the merchants.   ;)


(http://wandw.wdfiles.com/local--files/seamus/seamus.jpg)

Hm.  Effective with the tavern wenches.  You don't say.  Although Aliset does wonder what in the world she was thinking, trying to sneak away discreetly and unobserved in the protection of a man who could pass for a lighthouse if he needs a second job....  ;D

Or for more silvery-white hair....

(https://orig05.deviantart.net/ccc6/f/2015/078/3/f/3f5c25db3780afd007aa588421e0c009-d8mascv.jpg)

Yeah.  Imma call him Lightbulb.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 18, 2018, 05:58:34 pm
Columcil thought he heard him muttering something about "fierce wild priests from the back of beyond."

Gee, revanne, this wouldn't be the player's real life experiences sneaking into the character or anything, would it?  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 18, 2018, 06:00:06 pm
Now why would you think that? 😀
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 18, 2018, 06:01:06 pm
Still think Richenda could have done better for her son in choosing a bride.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 06:30:11 pm
Darcy does have a well-worn, plain brown cap that he can wear when he wants to draw less attention.  Unfortunately, it is in his sea bag, attached to the saddle of his missing horse.

Whoa, the horse is back!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 18, 2018, 06:48:25 pm
Actually  I always hoped Kelric  would marry one of Kelson's daughters.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 08:32:43 pm
Noooooooooo!!!!!  Re: Jerusha's latest dice roll, that is, not Kelric marrying one of Kelson's daughters.  ;D I've thought that might be a possibility myself, although Kelson might be hoping to secure royal alliances with his princesses instead.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 18, 2018, 08:53:50 pm
There is a lovely story in Deryni Tales where Kelric claims the heart of Kelson's eldest daughter.  I've always liked it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 18, 2018, 10:27:54 pm
There is a lovely story in Deryni Tales where Kelric claims the heart of Kelson's eldest daughter.  I've always liked it.
OH there is?
I was racking my brain to remember if someone had married him to someone at some time.  I will be happy to rewrite that scene later tonight.
I had forgotten about the twins, I was thinking them to young in the year 1145 when suddenly Kelric became duke and needed an heir. The twins would be 15, Kelric 19. Richenda may have Not pushed him to marry the Orsal's daughter to secure their loyalites with the Hort to protect against the Temereze threat. That had been my first thought.

I will change it, Let me know before 2am.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 18, 2018, 10:47:41 pm
NOOOOOOO! Jerusha NOOOOOO!
We need something that will lead Jaxom back to the town.
If I rewrite my last scene tonight, I won't have time to figure it out.  :-\

Edited by me, 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 18, 2018, 11:57:52 pm
I dunno, Jaxom is less likely to get himself and his men killed in horrible ways if they just keep on heading home....  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 01:40:26 am
Don't know whether this is before 2am and I don't want you to have a lot of extra work but I would petition for Kelric to be married to one of the twins. She could still be exasperated with Kelric for keeping what she considers to be sn overprotective eye on his little brother.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 19, 2018, 03:26:04 am
Your voices have spoken and I am fully in agreement.
Seems I have some editing to do.
Could it be that I have not slept well for three nights? Last night was the topper. After writing Kelric's scene, which turned out to be a disaster, I went to bed at 4am. At 5am, my bed actually fell apart and fell to the floor! Apparently Camber didn't like what I wrote either. I had to move to the couch until daylight, and then dismantle the bed, fix the broken screws that had let the headboard fall away and then go to work, exhausted. So I will differently be rewriting Kelric's scene, just not tonight.
zzzzzzzz.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 03:50:31 am
Yikes Laurna. Take the time you need. A bed disaster sounds the final straw.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 19, 2018, 06:03:30 am
Egads, Laurna!  Have the Torenthi invaded your bedroom?  Maybe you need a banishing spell followed by a "good night's sleep" spell.

I'm actually OK if you don't rewrite the scene.  The story in Deryni Tales was fanfiction and not canon, so the field is open for marriage possibilities. 

I wanted to cry when I rolled those snake eyes.   >:(  But, perhaps something along the way home will prompt Jaxom to turn around.  Provided it doesn't take a dice roll. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 09:06:55 am
Lord love a dayglo rubber ducky, woman, get some sleep!  ;D  You know, posting a game scene every 24 hours whether you feel up to it or not is not a necessity of life!  Just pop into the OOC thread and say "Hey, guys, I'm sorry, but I spent last night in Jass and Ailidh's collapsible honeymoon bed, without the compensations of having Jass to share it with, so you folks take the ball and run with it while I catch up on my Zzzzzzzzzs. Just don't shave Wash bald!"  You can trust us.  I promise you won't wake up to find Aliset and Darcy running Wash's treasured tresses up the flagpole the next morning as Columcil says words of absolution over them!  Tempting as the thought might be....  ;)

Seriously, a scene rewrite--if you choose to do one--can certainly wait. It's extremely low on the priority list, so unless you are just so unhappy with the scene that you won't be able to rest if you leave it as-is, then why even bother? To put things into perspective, we are talking about a scene containing two NPCs who are not crucial to the main story, and who may or may not show up in it again depending on where the storyline takes us.  (Well, Kelric is more likely to, but his Duchess, whoever she is, is more likely to be tending to her duties in Corwyn rather than getting mixed up in Rhemuth court matters.)  Wash, Aliset, Darcy, and Columcil are our stars here, with Valerian as our mustache-twirling master villain.  (He's glaring at me in my head now and assuring me he does not mustache-twirl! LOL!)  Kelric may be a Duke, but in this particular story he's a bit player with occasional walk-on parts.  :)  So no need to sweat over his scenes being a "disaster," whatever that means to you.  Just make sure they convey the information you are aiming to convey, and then move on.  And I think we were all able to get "Kelric had a pre-arranged schedule for contacting Wash, but Wash failed to check in, and now he's worried" out of your scene, so it served its primary purpose.  :)








Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 19, 2018, 09:14:19 am
Yikes, Laurna!  Shall we send Rhys to you to put you into Healer's sleep?

(BTW, Evie, "Lord love a dayglo rubber ducky" had me giggling until Carys looked at me like, "What's your problem?"  Thanks!  ;D )
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 09:19:48 am
Yikes, Laurna!  Shall we send Rhys to you to put you into Healer's sleep?

(BTW, Evie, "Lord love a dayglo rubber ducky" had me giggling until Carys looked at me like, "What's your problem?"  Thanks!  ;D )

My usual "Lord love a duck" just didn't seem strong enough under the circumstances.  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 10:00:18 am
Totally agree with Evie, the  only stress in this game should be those pesky dice.

Although Wash might want to consider the new royal haircut modelled by Prince William - you don't appear to have a bald spot if you have no hair ( sorry haven't  worked out how to copy links).
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 19, 2018, 12:43:09 pm
LOL  Love you gals, your all wonderful.
Go ahead run with the story, Let Wash tag along.  Just Please Do NOT Shave His Head!  :o :o :o ;D ;D that is a big NO!  LOL

I have searched my shelves and I can not locate that story of Kelric and Kelson's daughter. Do you recall the name of the story?
I want to read it. And in my opinion, if it is published (meaning put in a format that's approved by KK and made for purchase to the public), it is canon, whether fanfiction or KK's.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 12:56:52 pm
I think the story Jerusha was referring to was in Deryni Archives the fanzine, not Deryni Archives the published book, so unless you have the back issues of that old fanzine, you might not find it.  I own the published book version which has some of KK's favorite stories from the fanzine in it, but far from everything that was ever published in it, and I don't recall ever having read that story, so that's why I think it must have been in the 'zine.

The problem with considering fanfiction as canon is that not only does it often conflict with what KK decides to write later (or sometimes even with what she's already written, if it's an Alternate Universe fanfic), but it conflicts with other people's fanfic.  There is just no way to have every single fan's imaginary version of KK's world interconnect.  Even on this board, my stories presuppose a non-canonical kingdom called Llyr, while Alkari's stories do not.  I originally tried to dovetail my stories in with hers and Annie's, but trying to keep up with everyone else's timelines in addition to our own became much more work than fun, so we mutually agreed not to feel bound to interconnect our story worlds, especially as we hoped other people would eventually want to add their own stories to the forum, and we didn't want them to feel constrained to having to make all their stories fit in with ours.

That said, when fanfic stories become so popular that they almost assume a form of canonicity of their own, the events and characters in them often become what some people call "fanon," or "fan canon." But even then, fanon can and will be overturned in a heartbeat if KK gets a better idea.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 01:32:18 pm
Oh look, while searching for something completely different, I stumbled upon Aliset! LOL!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/377458012492666026/
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 19, 2018, 01:46:10 pm
The chainmail may come in handy.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 01:50:14 pm
Especially if I use that old dice roller!   ;D

Pardon my distraction from the game (although I'm doing something game-related, I promise!), but I've fallen in love with this room.  Proper period style for this bedchamber...be still, my beating heart!  <3

(http://www.333367.info/wp-content/uploads/bed-types/megabrand-bed-room-best-medieval-chamber-images-on-pinterest-best-Medieval-Princess-Bedroom-medieval-bed-chamber-images-on-pinterest-most-beautiful-decorated-and-designed.jpg)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 02:27:37 pm
Lovely room.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 02:31:39 pm
Oh look, while searching for something completely different, I stumbled upon Aliset! LOL!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/377458012492666026/
Beautiful but a tad scary. Does Valerian know who he is provoking?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 02:53:06 pm
Oh look, while searching for something completely different, I stumbled upon Aliset! LOL!

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/377458012492666026/
Beautiful but a tad scary. Does Valerian know who he is provoking?

Oswald's the one who ought to be worried. If he forces her to marry him, he's likely to get stabbed in his sleep!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 02:53:40 pm
There was a story on a ( I think ) now defunct website to which Annie gave me the link when I first joined the forum. It was written before KK wrote KKB and in it Kelson married a Mearan heiress who was supposed to kill him but in the end she saved him by killing/ allowing to be killed her childhood sweetheart. Although she was already pregnant Kelson couldn't forgive her for her intended treachery and intended to repudiate her after the baby was born. There was a complicated subplot involving St Camber, Dhugal and Rothana but eventually after a lot of tears on all sides she (can't remember her name, sorry) and Kelson were reconciled and their daughter was born, but turned out to be deaf. In a very sweet epilogue Kelric falls in love with her and they marry. Maybe this is the one people are thinking of, if my long rambling explanation rings any bells.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 19, 2018, 03:10:06 pm
I think the story Jerusha was referring to was in Deryni Archives the fanzine, not Deryni Archives the published book, so unless you have the back issues of that old fanzine, you might not find it.  I own the published book version which has some of KK's favorite stories from the fanzine in it, but far from everything that was ever published in it, and I don't recall ever having read that story, so that's why I think it must have been in the 'zine.

Just for clarity's sake, Deryni Archives, the paperback book published in 1986, held stories written by KK that were just not long enough/not relevant enough to the plot at hand/not in a sufficiently relevant time period/whatever to be included in any of the novels she'd published at that time.  She did mention (possibly in the introductory blurb to "Legacy") withholding the short story "Swords Against the Marluk," the events of which are covered in part of the Childe Morgan trilogy, from that collection because she knew even then that she was going to expand upon that short piece.

Deryni Archives the Zine was pretty much all fan-written stories (or fan-created art or whatever), although I believe KK got final say-so on which contributions were included. I'm pretty sure there were at least twenty issues of the zine printed.  One of these days, we might get around to making a PDF version of the zine.   ;)

Deryni Tales is a published paperback of mostly fan-written stories (I think there may be one or two stories in that collection that are KK's work, but it's largely fan contributions), and it was published in 2002.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 03:15:30 pm
I've been wondering about that poor little pretender Queen caught up in all this Mearan sympathizer plotting, but couldn't come up with another scene for her because I couldn't visualize her properly. But I think maybe I've found her now.

(http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/08/white-queen-elizabethwoodvillerebeccaferguson4.jpg)

I think she has the right combination of youthful beauty and innocence (at least compared to our truly evil "baddies" like Valerian and Oswald), yet a somewhat spoiled and indulged look as well. As a presumed princess and now would-be Queen, she is used to getting what she wants to some extent (although probably still kept firmly under the control of others she trusts to be wise advisors), yet as a pawn in a much larger game, she looks young enough to be very naive and vulnerable. And yet I can also see her being ruthless if it aids a cause she truly believes in. And I suspect she has an independent streak that is not completely tamed and suppressed, so if she ever wakes up to how she is being used, or if she ever comes to realize that having Valerian as an ally is potentially even worse than having Kelson as an enemy, I can see her summoning up the courage to fight back.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 19, 2018, 03:36:48 pm
I like her picture and I very much like your definition of her.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 19, 2018, 04:24:41 pm
I totally agree!

Though someday, we should write a story with a heroine that is a little bit beyond her "best by" date.  Just a thought.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 19, 2018, 04:29:24 pm
You can still find the stories at www.airsid.net/B/Kelson.him   
"The Apple Tree" Kelson's daughter Evaine and Alaric's son Kelric in love.
"Queen of Meara" "Mairona" Mearan queen and Kelson, by Martine Lynch.
Also love that room Evie!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 04:33:14 pm
I totally agree!

Though someday, we should write a story with a heroine that is a little bit beyond her "best by" date.  Just a thought.   ;)

LOL! Well, I could have had the Pretender Queen be a generation older, but then coming up with plausible reasons why she'd be available for Valerian to marry would be more difficult. Unless, of course, she was a widow, either before or after meeting Valerian....   ;D  Plus I figured our separatists would make the mistake of assuming "young and innocent" means "malleable and easily groomed to play her part to our liking."
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 04:37:18 pm
You can still find the stories at www.airsid.net/B/Kelson.him   
"The Apple Tree" Kelson's daughter Evaine and Alaric's son Kelric in love.
"Queen of Meara" "Mairona" Mearan queen and Kelson, by Martine Lynch.
Also love that room Evie!

I'm getting a "404 Not Found" error on that link, DerynifanK.   :'(

The room is from the Tower of London, I discovered after I posted that picture.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 19, 2018, 04:38:31 pm
I've been wondering about that poor little pretender Queen caught up in all this Mearan sympathizer plotting, but couldn't come up with another scene for her because I couldn't visualize her properly. But I think maybe I've found her now.

(http://wpmedia.o.canada.com/2013/08/white-queen-elizabethwoodvillerebeccaferguson4.jpg)

I think she has the right combination of youthful beauty and innocence (at least compared to our truly evil "baddies" like Valerian and Oswald), yet a somewhat spoiled and indulged look as well. As a presumed princess and now would-be Queen, she is used to getting what she wants to some extent (although probably still kept firmly under the control of others she trusts to be wise advisors), yet as a pawn in a much larger game, she looks young enough to be very naive and vulnerable. And yet I can also see her being ruthless if it aids a cause she truly believes in. And I suspect she has an independent streak that is not completely tamed and suppressed, so if she ever wakes up to how she is being used, or if she ever comes to realize that having Valerian as an ally is potentially even worse than having Kelson as an enemy, I can see her summoning up the courage to fight back.

Is that the same actress who played Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of King Edward IV, in "The White Queen?"  Sure looks like her.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 04:52:36 pm
I believe so. I haven't seen that movie (or series?), but I think that was the caption for that photo in my Google image search.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 19, 2018, 04:54:20 pm
I did a search on airsid.net and it found
Chapter11-The Queen of Meara by Martine Lynch. If you get there you can go to the end and click story index and then Kelson Era Index.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 19, 2018, 04:57:32 pm
I had a typo at the address. It's www,airsid.net/B/Kelson.htm
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 04:58:39 pm
Going to their main page gives me a "Stop SOPA" warning. But I figured out the problem with the other link.  There was a typo in the one posted above. It should be http://www.airsid.net/B/Kelson.htm instead of http://www.airsid.net/B/Kelson.him. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 19, 2018, 05:12:54 pm
Well, now that Aliset has seen Wash and Darcy in their unmentionables, I'm out of here. LOL! I have a meeting until around 9:00 tonight, so won't be home until probably 9:30 or thereabouts. If I'm not too tired, I'll see if I can figure out another scene from "Queen" Sidana's POV, but otherwise it might need to wait until sometime tomorrow afternoon. (I have another commitment tomorrow morning.)  Feel free to take Aliset shopping or what-have-you!  ;D  (If you do, she has two throwing daggers on her shopping list. Alas, she only rolled two 4s for haggling skills, so I suppose she will have to pay full price, unless one of you has better luck at haggling and is willing to buy them for her? She'll discreetly slip the requisite number of gold pieces into your belt pouch. ;) )
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 19, 2018, 06:09:15 pm
Since ideally Darcy would also like a pair of throwing daggers, maybe they can strike a package deal.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 19, 2018, 08:19:07 pm
I believe so. I haven't seen that movie (or series?), but I think that was the caption for that photo in my Google image search.
I thought she looked familiar. Elizabeth Woodville had a complex set of circumstances to negotiate too.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 19, 2018, 10:44:08 pm
Quote
“Sometimes it’s best not to be noticed.”  Sometimes it’s best to be fully dressed, he added to himself.
Love it. That let a nice giggle escape during lunch time.  ;D ;D
Glad niether of the boys feel the need to dye their tresses, at least what is left of one of their head of hair. :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 20, 2018, 02:48:00 am
Toss me  some names for the children of Kelric and Araxandra. Need both girls and boys names, first name and maybe a second name too. The youngest two boys are twins.  For the oldest boy, the duke's heir, I was considering Kenric Richard Morgan. You might have better ideas. Let me know.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 20, 2018, 08:03:45 am
Girls, Bronwen Alyce,  Seanna ( after Sean Derry) Araxenda, boys Brion Anthony, Alaric Javan
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 20, 2018, 08:56:37 am
Girls: Zindaya Marie,Alyce Marie, Larissa Alazais, Rebecca Retice,Rosario Richelle 
Vera Varina
Boys: Kenneth Ahern, Kevin Keryell Se, Anthony Michael, Stephen Thomas Teig
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 20, 2018, 08:58:07 am
Is Kelric married to Aynbeth, or Arazanne?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 20, 2018, 10:18:05 am
Do these sound like fun to include?

Critical Hits: If all the dice rolled for an Attack Test come up with a “6” on the face, you have achieved a Critical Hit! Increase your total damage by 1.You can only successfully have a Critical Hit on a weapon you have Mastered.

Critical Miss: If all the dice rolled for an Attack Test come up with a “1” on the face, you have a Critical Miss on your hands! The GM will choose what happens, but it probably won’t be good. Some options involve weapons breaking, allies being shot instead, or you dropping your weapon. There’s no end to the potential here.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 20, 2018, 12:20:56 pm
Do these sound like fun to include?

Critical Hits: If all the dice rolled for an Attack Test come up with a “6” on the face, you have achieved a Critical Hit! Increase your total damage by 1.You can only successfully have a Critical Hit on a weapon you have Mastered.

Critical Miss: If all the dice rolled for an Attack Test come up with a “1” on the face, you have a Critical Miss on your hands! The GM will choose what happens, but it probably won’t be good. Some options involve weapons breaking, allies being shot instead, or you dropping your weapon. There’s no end to the potential here.

I assume the total damage on that Critical Hit is for the person being hit by it, not for the character belonging to the person rolling all those sixes. ;D (Just to clarify for anyone out there who might be terrified to roll all 6s now thinking that's a bad thing rather than a good thing!)

Re: rolling all 1s and getting a Critical Miss, that happened to one of my guardsmen earlier, IIRC, in the scene when the remaining guards rushed in to fight Wash's and Columcil's attackers. I ended up having that guard swing wildly and hit the wall instead of his target's head.  So does this new rule mean we have to wait for you to arrive and tell us the result instead, rather than just writing a logical consequence of that roll into our scene as we've been doing?  My main concern about that is that it could end up forcing us to leave scenes in draft form while we are waiting for you to get off work or something, and in the meantime other people might post something that contradicts what we've already written, given that our schedules vary quite a bit and we're not all here at the same time.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 20, 2018, 12:24:12 pm
[Re: Bynw's new game scene]  Feyd, Bynw?  As in Feyd Rautha Harkonnen?  LOL!  Great, now I'm imagining a Torenthi assassin who looks like Sting and wears a rubber Speedo!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 20, 2018, 12:35:08 pm
Do these sound like fun to include?

Critical Hits: If all the dice rolled for an Attack Test come up with a “6” on the face, you have achieved a Critical Hit! Increase your total damage by 1.You can only successfully have a Critical Hit on a weapon you have Mastered.

Critical Miss: If all the dice rolled for an Attack Test come up with a “1” on the face, you have a Critical Miss on your hands! The GM will choose what happens, but it probably won’t be good. Some options involve weapons breaking, allies being shot instead, or you dropping your weapon. There’s no end to the potential here.

I assume the total damage on that Critical Hit is for the person being hit by it, not for the character belonging to the person rolling all those sixes. ;D (Just to clarify for anyone out there who might be terrified to roll all 6s now thinking that's a bad thing rather than a good thing!)

Re: rolling all 1s and getting a Critical Miss, that happened to one of my guardsmen earlier, IIRC, in the scene when the remaining guards rushed in to fight Wash's and Columcil's attackers. I ended up having that guard swing wildly and hit the wall instead of his target's head.  So does this new rule mean we have to wait for you to arrive and tell us the result instead, rather than just writing a logical consequence of that roll into our scene as we've been doing?  My main concern about that is that it could end up forcing us to leave scenes in draft form while we are waiting for you to get off work or something, and in the meantime other people might post something that contradicts what we've already written, given that our schedules vary quite a bit and we're not all here at the same time.

You assume correctly. But you dont have to wait for me to choose what happens on a critical miss. And the whole thing is optional anyway.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 20, 2018, 12:37:34 pm
[Re: Bynw's new game scene]  Feyd, Bynw?  As in Feyd Rautha Harkonnen?  LOL!  Great, now I'm imagining a Torenthi assassin who looks like Sting and wears a rubber Speedo!  ;D

LOL. Yes I did name him after the Harkonnen. But I dont think he's going to look like Sting, especially in the rubber Speedo scene. And he's not going to dance around claiming his is going to kill anyone or say that he see's your death. Or talks about the pet perhaps either. Just borrowed the name since it sounded foreign enough.

Going to have to watch Dune again. It is a very good movie.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 20, 2018, 01:35:37 pm
[Re: Bynw's new game scene]  Feyd, Bynw?  As in Feyd Rautha Harkonnen?  LOL!  Great, now I'm imagining a Torenthi assassin who looks like Sting and wears a rubber Speedo!  ;D

LOL. Yes I did name him after the Harkonnen. But I dont think he's going to look like Sting, especially in the rubber Speedo scene.


Well, darn.  Can he at least lurk in the background singing "I'll be watching you" softly under his breath?   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 20, 2018, 01:40:28 pm
Here we go.  "Every Breath You Take," redone in a minor key to bring out the full creepy-stalkerishness of the lyrics.  LOL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PLNsymQi3Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PLNsymQi3Y)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 20, 2018, 03:56:17 pm
All right ladies, gents and gentle readers. I fixed the post with Kelric and his family. It is at the botttom of page twelve on ghosts of the past thread. Evie was so kind as to waste an afternoon with me to make it readable. and editied. We also had fun playing with children's names.
For future reference here are the Morgan family names.

Kelric Alain Morgan, Duke of Corwyn
      Born: May 3, 1125
Araxandra Louise Sivorn Cecile Haldane, Princess, Duchess of Corwyn
      Born: summer 1129,  twin to her sister Rhuys
  Betrothed: Spring of 1145 before Alaric went to war.
  Married: May 1, 1147  married on the same day as his parents in honor of Alaric and Richenda.

Morgan Children: 
   Kelsonie Richelle     Eldest daughter,  born Spring 1148    she is 16 and at the schola
   Kenric Richard         Eldest son,   born 1150                    he is a royal squire in Rhemuth, age 14
   Araxelle Jehane        2nd daughter born 1153                  11 years old
   Bronwen Alyce          3rd daughter born  1155                 8 years old
   Duncan Sean            older twin      born 1158                  6 years old
   Alain Anthony           youngest twin born 1158                 6 years old

thank you everyone for your input. I hope this improves the story.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 20, 2018, 04:19:42 pm
Love the rewrite Laurna, especially the glimpse of Richenda. And the way Bynw is throwing enemies at us it will be good to have Kelric and family in Rhemuth. Hopefully they will be able to make closer contact with Wash from there and alert the King.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 20, 2018, 05:10:01 pm
Laurna, your rewrite is magnificent! 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 20, 2018, 05:19:11 pm
I'm trying to recall if we've seen that St. Christopher's medallion before (that just turned up in Darcy's saddle bag), or if this is a mysterious new twist? I'm wondering if it might have been enspelled to be used as a form of tracking device and placed in Darcy's bag by that band of watchers who were recently outside the village walls, and if that gong farmer is shortly going to find himself in serious trouble?  Although if so, maybe that will throw off the pursuit long enough for our adventurers to slip away undetected....  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 20, 2018, 05:30:09 pm
((Love the rewrite Thank you for that. Hopefully Wash will reach Rhemuth and have more help and support to defeat Valetrian))


Edited to add double parentheses because this is a comment on the story, not a story scene.  --Evie
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 20, 2018, 06:50:36 pm
DH and I are going out for the evening, so I have popped a short scene in, and someone else can either write a marketplace scene, or we can just assume we've bought the items we wanted (since we've already discussed those in this thread with Bynw earlier, as I recall) and proceed from there.  As always, feel free to haul Aliset with you hither and yon during my absence. LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on January 20, 2018, 06:52:30 pm
As always, feel free to haul Aliset with you hither and yon during my absence. LOL!

So long as it's not to the altar with either Oswald or Valerian!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 20, 2018, 07:04:12 pm
Washburn is not in my head at the moment, a courier is occupying that space. but I can assure Aliset that he will protect her from any alter that has Oswarl, Valerian, or even Darcy's horse any where near them.
Where did Evil Feyd portal too. I hope it is not near the marketplace outside St Brigid's Convent. eek!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 20, 2018, 07:47:16 pm
I have an idea for the market scene, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.  The Torenthi were haunting my last post:  a hasty rewrite based on revanne's post (but I think it turned out better, so thanks, revanne) then I lost it when I tried to make an edit in the preview window (only I could do that), then a few more edits, then finally posted.  You'd have thought I made a dice roll....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 21, 2018, 06:09:42 am
Glad I didn't wreck your storyline. You are not alone in losing posts - there is nothing more annoying than poring over a story only to lose it when you inadvertently hit a key. Having done that twice I now save everything to drafts after each paragraph thus saving what is left of my sanity.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 21, 2018, 08:39:06 am
Oops. I hope no one took my last post as "reserving space to write the next scene."  That was not my intention.

The dagger I hope that Darcy finds will dovetail nicely into any "market" scene written, so please charge ahead if you have an idea of your own.!

Most humble apologies.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 21, 2018, 09:03:17 am
The forum was down for maintenance last night, so that's the more likely explanation for the lack of new scenes. At least I know I was unable to get back on the site from around 10:00 pm my time until just now.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 21, 2018, 11:09:52 am
I couldn't access the forum  from the early hours until lunch time. Columcil's writer tends to be otherwise occupied on a Sunday.  And Columcil only wants to get his staff iron-shod so nothing untoward should happen.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 21, 2018, 12:41:46 pm
It was down for about 7 hours from around 10 something (US Central) due to maintenance at the hosting provider.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 21, 2018, 02:36:47 pm
Glad to see the forum up. I am up, finally too. I fell asleep writing the courier's part. I think I slept 10 hrs. First solid sleep in 5 days. Not sure I can get it done before I have to go out today, but I shall give it a try.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 21, 2018, 02:39:01 pm
Glad you managed to get a good rest. Now I'm the one who can hardly keep my eyes open! LOL! Looking forward to seeing the new scene whenever it's posted, and to writing one when I can think clearly enough for anything I write to make sense!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 21, 2018, 03:52:51 pm
Hurray for new throwing daggers!  I am adding them to my items list on my character profile and subtracting 2 gold pieces. (I'm assuming the third was for the horseshoe.)

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 21, 2018, 08:01:41 pm
Yes, that is correct.  I should update Darcy's profile with his new dagger and reduced amount of coin. 

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 22, 2018, 03:22:58 am
Having just read the transcript of KK chat last night (why do I need sleep  :() with Bynw's dark and sinister hints, it occurs to me that we must'nt forget our wild card. St Camber (who has already appeared, or at any rate his hands have, when Columcil heals) always managed to find a way round the rules - even those of heaven - so what chance does a human games master have? Um, you are human I take it Bynw?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 22, 2018, 03:29:47 am
I like your way of thinking Revanne. I am glad you are on my side. As I am glad of my other partners.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on January 22, 2018, 05:54:42 am
We'll need to stick together on this one, I think. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 22, 2018, 09:21:44 am
More about board games than RPGs, but this article about the psychology of board games and how European board games tend to differ from American games appeared in my feed this morning, and I thought it was interesting:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/german-board-games-catan/550826/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/german-board-games-catan/550826/)

Now I'm wondering if the same underlying gaming philosophies tend to show up in European RPGs as well? Maybe I should have actually gone into those gaming shops I passed by in Amsterdam rather than letting Hubby steer me away from them because "C'mon, you can buy RPGs at home! We're here to see different things!"   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on January 22, 2018, 12:12:40 pm
Um, you are human I take it Bynw?

Appearances can be deceiving yes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 22, 2018, 01:34:53 pm
Oh dear, oh dear.

I am beginning to think I am the only one here who does not have a devious underside. Bynw definitly is proven to have it.  ::) ::) ::) Jerusha, ummmm? Careful it is starting to show.  ;D :o ;D Evie, Yep.  ;) :D :D  :P  Revanne. oh, You're on the good side, mostly.  ;) :D ;D So it is you and me.
I feel out numbered.  :-\  8)

by the by. If anyone wants to play the good guys, feel free to tell us how Dhugal took the measages from his son and what he plans to do about it.  Also someone can write Kelric and Richenda approaching Kelson. I will concentrate on Wash for a little while.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 22, 2018, 01:44:53 pm
I'm more worried about that poor gong farmer who is going to get a nasty surprise later, given that he's the one who's carrying that medallion now....  :-(

Let me give Dhugal's reaction a bit of thought.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 22, 2018, 02:03:46 pm
My darling brothers-in-arms, check your PM inbox.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 22, 2018, 03:56:41 pm
Yeah for Duncan, Dhugal, Duncan Michael and Jass.
Much relief to see some action on the good team.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 22, 2018, 04:02:01 pm
Yeah for Duncan, Dhugal, Duncan Michael and Jass.
Much relief to see some action on the good team.

Ailidh, hands on hips, says "Don't think I'm going to be left out of this!"   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on January 22, 2018, 07:39:29 pm
I'M with you Laurna. Relieved to finally see action from the goid guys,. Feel a little sorry for that Hong farmer though. I don't think St Christopher is going  to be good for him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 22, 2018, 10:09:18 pm
I have a mad busy couple of days so I doubt that I'll get to write anything. Please feel free to involve Columcil in any scenes as much as you like.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 23, 2018, 01:20:12 pm
I am looking at all my maps.

South of Culdi is a place called Droghera. the codex states this is where Alaric and Kelson discussed strategy  on
Codex also states that in 917 Gillebert of Droghera was "the first Deryni cleansed of his affection by the baptismal ministry of Raven" I am going to assume Gillebert then went back to Droghera to have children who are unaware of their heritage.
The codex also says that Saint Brigid of Droghera was known to "ring the cowbells" to bring home the herds for milking. the poor lined up to receive the cheese she made.  She was regarded as the protectoress of those engaged in dairy work.Codex page 50.

I suspect that part was added by Robert Regenald as I don't recall the books saying this. Nevertheless, we are thusly in the town of Droghera. Only half way between Cuiltierne and Culdi.

The codex time line says Kelson left Rhemuth early on Dec 8, 1123, He rescues Dhugal an Sadana somewhere on this road in the late afternoon of Dec 9, 1123. Kelson arrives back at Rhemuth on Dec 12. Given that they did not stop going out it would be a 30 hour ride. They took time to rest at night on the way home, making it full two days ride.

On some map somewhere (I can not find), there was a town of F.. A... (I can not recall the name) to the west. It is a good distance away from Droghera. but it is also flatter landscape. Still I would guess it is more than a twelve hour ride.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 23, 2018, 03:34:58 pm
Drat!  I wish I had something besides the latest version of the map with me, because I was envisioning us much further south than that, at the edge of the mountain pass that comes out west of Arx Fidei, under the "ei" in "Cuilteine" on my version of the map.  (Sadly, I don't think I have a version that shows where St. Brigid's and/or Droghera are, but I'll check when I get home.)  They must be going at a real snail's pace, then, given that according to the mileage key on the map I have, it's only about 50 miles between Culdi and Cuilteine (give or take maybe 10 miles?).  Medieval way stations for travelers tended to be placed about 18-20 miles apart because that was considered an average day's walk for travelers on foot.  Roman armies, laden down with baggage and equipment as they were, traveled at roughly that pace also (20-25 miles/day, IIRC), so I figured four mounted and relatively unencumbered travelers fleeing for their lives would have covered at least twice that much ground, even if they weren't going at a canter or a gallop the entire time.  (Alkari once mentioned equestrian marathoners doing something more like 100 miles in a day, but I figure we're not trying to kill our horses, just trying to get out of Meara sooner rather than later. LOL!)  Maybe the roads are very badly maintained in that mountain pass, which could explain why we're going so slowly and why Darcy's horse had a problem with her horseshoe.  And maybe they had to go off-road and hide in the bushes at several points to evade pursuit.  :-\
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 23, 2018, 03:59:45 pm
I am going to say they went fairly slowly the first day. they cantered most of the second day even galloped at the end. but this is ruggied hilly landscape so a lot of up and down and and around bends in the river. Not a straight run. I am thinking the road from Ratherkin to Droghera/Cuiltene must be a much straighter easier road as Dughal road that in half a day. (Running his horses to death doing it.)
I agree we should have been a bit closer to Cuilteine. There is a book map(Somewhere) that shows St Brigid's closer to Cuilteine than the colored poster map that has Droghera on it. I did not guess those two places were one and the same place until I reviewed the Codex. Perhaps the poster map is just a little off. Medieval maps were never very reliable. LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 23, 2018, 04:01:25 pm

On some map somewhere (I can not find), there was a town of F.. A... (I can not recall the name) to the west. It is a good distance away from Droghera. but it is also flatter landscape. Still I would guess it is more than a twelve hour ride.

You're not referring to Arx Fidei, are you?  Although if Droghera is midway between Culdi and Cuilteine, Arx Fidei would be to the southeast, not west of there.  West of any place we might be in that mountain pass would put us squarely in the heart of Meara, close to Ratharkin or the lands south of there.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 23, 2018, 04:11:58 pm
(http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/gallery/18693_23_01_18_4_11_08.jpeg)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 23, 2018, 04:37:23 pm
Ah, ok!  If instead of continuing as far SW as Cuilteine, we were to take that mountain pass south of Droghera to get to that clear area between the mountains and Rhemuth, Arx Fidei is pretty much in a straight line from there, about midway to Rhemuth in that grassy area.  My black and white map from the Deryni Adventure Game book (which I think is also the same map in the cover of the Childe Morgan trilogy, or at least is very similar) is nearly identical to the poster map, only it evidently has different locations marked on it.  Grrrr!!!  Someday what I want is a decent map with a mileage key and ALL of the locations from the books on it, even if I have to make one myself!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 23, 2018, 10:26:50 pm
Evie, in Balance of Power, didn't you have Morgan and Jen drive the road to Cuiltreine to find the lion brooch. Didn't they pass saint Brigid's and the country side was very mountainous? Didn't you have that at a 4 or 5 hour drive. With Morgan's speeding at 80mph?  Ok, he likely was not speeding through the mountains. It just looked that way in the good looking black Griphon sports car.  :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 24, 2018, 03:25:38 am
(http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/gallery/18693_24_01_18_2_47_47.jpeg)
This is a part of the map from The King's Deryni. I believe this is the most recent map available.
This map does not show Droghera yet it does show Arx Fidei.

Using the key on the map, from Culdi to Droghera is 25 miles as the crow fly's. Our characters moved slow the first day, stopping for many breaks, they also took a detour into Adam Trillick's estate. So lets say then did ten miles plus a mile or two off the main road to the estate. Which is not an official place on the map. (I just made that one up.) The second day we got back onto the main road cantered until noon. Lets say two miles to get to the road then ten miles. Stopped for a long while to take care of the amulet.  Then galloped five miles to reach the gates of Droghera, It was still day light when they got there.  So they could have traveled much further that day had it not been for a few well aimed cross-bolts. At least we/they survived.

Back to the maps: From Droghera to Cuiltreine it looks to be 30 miles as the crow fly's. From Cuiltreine to Arx Fidei it looks to be 45 miles. From Arx Fidei to Rhemuth looks to be 40 miles. I assume the road through the lowlands will be fairly straight.

A straight line from Droghera thru Arx Fidei to Rhemuth looks to be  80 miles. So cutting south and skipping Cuiltreine is a shorter distance. It is less likely to be inhabited by the bad guys, since they would expect us to follow the main road. The drawback is we would be traveling on smaller country roads that may wind in and out of farms and maybe quite rutted and uneven from carts. We are just four riders, we/they should be able to handle that.  What do you think?

Quoted from my favorite site on how far can a horse travel in a 10 hour riding day.
https://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=19730 (https://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=19730)

On Roads / trails:
   Level or rolling terrain: 40miles    Hilly terrain: 30miles    Mountainous terrain: 20miles

Off-Road (or unkempt trails etc)
Level/rolling grasslands: 30miles    Hilly grasslands: 25miles    Level/rolling forest/thick scrub: 20miles   
Very hilly forest/thick scrub: 15miles

Un-blazed Mountain passes: 10miles      Marshland: 10miles

Assumptions:
An average quality horse, of a breed suitable for riding, conditioned for overland travel and in good condition.
Roads and trails are in good condition and up kept by whatever local authority deals with them.
Weather is good to fair, and travelers are riding for around ten hours a day.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 24, 2018, 06:36:22 am
I would think that mountain byways are likely to be little more than tracks but less rutted than more well used highways. Assuming the weather to have been an averagely dry summer, and again assuming that the rain comes in off the western ocean as it does in Britain so that the eastern side of the mountains are in a rain shadow, then the going should be fair to good.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 24, 2018, 06:51:19 am
Evie, in Balance of Power, didn't you have Morgan and Jen drive the road to Cuiltreine to find the lion brooch. Didn't they pass saint Brigid's and the country side was very mountainous? Didn't you have that at a 4 or 5 hour drive. With Morgan's speeding at 80mph?  Ok, he likely was not speeding through the mountains. It just looked that way in the good looking black Griphon sports car.  :P

He was going that fast before they got to the mountains, when they passed the road leading to Arx Fidel (much to Jen's regret). Considering how Duke Henri died, I'm sure Morgan slowed down considerably once he was in the actual mountain pass, though maybe not as slow as Jen might have wished on a mountain road.   ;D  Also, the road they were on went up along the side of the mountain itself, not just in the valley below, so they were probably several hundred feet above the valley trail that our adventurers are taking.  It would probably have taken modern road-making equipment to create the highway that Morgan and Jen took in BoP, but that route might be the more preferred one in modern times, or at least an alternate route through the pass if the river that winds through that valley is prone to springtime flooding.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 24, 2018, 08:44:38 am
(http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/gallery/18693_24_01_18_2_47_47.jpeg)


A straight line from Droghera thru Arx Fidei to Rhemuth looks to be  80 miles. So cutting south and skipping Cuiltreine is a shorter distance. It is less likely to be inhabited by the bad guys, since they would expect us to follow the main road. The drawback is we would be traveling on smaller country roads that may wind in and out of farms and maybe quite rutted and uneven from carts. We are just four riders, we/they should be able to handle that.  What do you think?


I think our adventurers would go the shortest (or at least the fastest) route possible in order to maximize their chances of surviving long enough to get to Rhemuth.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 24, 2018, 02:38:10 pm
(http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/gallery/18693_24_01_18_2_44_09.jpeg)

I will try to edit this map to show places where we go. It will be in the gallery under fan projects.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on January 24, 2018, 04:06:16 pm
(http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/gallery/18693_24_01_18_2_44_09.jpeg)

I will try to edit this map to show places where we go. It will be in the gallery under fan projects.

Thanks, that is really helpful.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on January 27, 2018, 03:32:30 am
Let see, Begun on Nov 26, 2017, up to today 1/26/2018, my computer counts about 82,000 words written and 201 posts done by 5 writers. That is pretty good.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on January 27, 2018, 07:15:45 pm
Let see, Begun on Nov 26, 2017, up to today 1/26/2018, my computer counts about 82,000 words written and 201 posts done by 5 writers. That is pretty good.

So basically we've already reached novel length, but we're still at best only halfway to Rhemuth?  Yeah, that sounds about right....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 03, 2018, 04:45:41 am
Opps Sorry Revanne, You beat me too it by like five minutes. I have been typing for a bit now and I think what I wrote fits smoothly right before what you just posted. If you could just re-post it after mine that would work perfectly.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 03, 2018, 08:07:48 am
I've moved mine to after yours where it follows on so smoothly that you'd think we wrote them together.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 03, 2018, 09:44:05 am
((Doing a bit of sheep dog here and rounding us all up into that tavern))

revanne, I think what you're doing is more akin to cat-herding!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 03, 2018, 10:01:43 am
((Doing a bit of sheep dog here and rounding us all up into that tavern))

revanne, I think what you're doing is more akin to cat-herding!  ;D

ROFL. True indeed. I didn't say the sheep dog was any good.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 03, 2018, 10:40:16 am
((Doing a bit of sheep dog here and rounding us all up into that tavern))

revanne, I think what you're doing is more akin to cat-herding!  ;D

ROFL. True indeed. I didn't say the sheep dog was any good.

I'd imagine a sheepdog would get pretty confused if s/he attempted to herd cats, independent-minded critters that cats are!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 03, 2018, 11:33:45 am
((Doing a bit of sheep dog here and rounding us all up into that tavern))

revanne, I think what you're doing is more akin to cat-herding!  ;D

LOL  Meow!  LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 03, 2018, 05:44:21 pm
Fantastic tale of the Troll, Jerusha. Wonderfully told. I want to hear it again.  LOL.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 03, 2018, 07:57:26 pm
Thank you, Laurna, but the inspiration was from you and revanne.

*Raises a mug of ale in toast to the tale*  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 03, 2018, 09:16:30 pm
Slainte Var
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 07, 2018, 02:40:01 pm
I am glad to read that Ailidh did not Portal back to her home, only to find it already in the midst of a takeover. I was afraid for her, and was trying to set up Dhugal if he needed to come to her rescue. Didn't I read somewhere that Valerian had said they had already infiltrated Trurill. I am still a little worried for the Baroness's well being. At least until Jass gets home. I figured they(Dhugal and Mirjana) would check the portal energies after they discover no horse had gone missing. Perhaps instead they will find that wind blown letter from Ailidh on the floor somewhere.

And I love Darcy's diversion. A little jealousy there? I can understand Darcy's protective nature. And I can assure you that Washburn is noticing it too. He even mentioned it in an aside to Aliset already. Although, he would not say it where Darcy might hear. Not yet anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 07, 2018, 02:44:58 pm
I LOL'ed at Darcy's "diversion"!   ;D  And yes, I do believe there's a bit of jealousy there.  ;)

I think when I wrote that earlier bit, I had Valerian's agents in place in readiness for an attack on Trurill (i.e., they were planning some sort of an inside job to lower its defenses and take it over while the lord and lady were away), but I don't think I wrote that they had actually taken over the place yet. But thanks for reminding me; I'll go back and reread what I posted earlier to make sure there isn't a conflict.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 07, 2018, 02:47:11 pm
FYI.... I have modified the Trait List. The Forum post version is not yet updated, I will be updating that tonight when I get home.

However I have the new one attached.


Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 07, 2018, 02:51:45 pm
Apologies for Columcil's absence. He is too busy sitting in front of a log fire in the Forest of Dean for a few days holiday - and looking for the Sword of Gryffindor from time to time. Ooops wrong universe!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 07, 2018, 02:52:02 pm
OK, I reread what I wrote earlier about Brioc's and Valerian's plans for Trurill.  They do have some men loyal to them who have already managed to infiltrate the ranks there, but they were planning the actual takeover "within the week." Doubtless they have already been laying the necessary groundwork. With Ailidh's unexpected return, of course, the separatists in place there will need to move their plans up from "Soon" to "Immediately" if they want to have any hope of taking over the keep before Jass can get there. Fortunately Ailidh has a loyal O Ruane retainer at her side....  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 07, 2018, 03:03:08 pm
FYI.... I have modified the Trait List. The Forum post version is not yet updated, I will be updating that tonight when I get home.

However I have the new one attached.

So defending yourself by casting a ball of kinetic energy now falls under Telekinesis?  OK, I can see that.  But if someone who doesn't have that trait were to want to attempt it anyway (for instance, if Aliset gets caught off guard without her daggers at hand), we can still try it at a disadvantage as long as we have the Power trait, yes?  Just double-checking.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 07, 2018, 03:18:40 pm
FYI.... I have modified the Trait List. The Forum post version is not yet updated, I will be updating that tonight when I get home.

However I have the new one attached.

So defending yourself by casting a ball of kinetic energy now falls under Telekinesis?  OK, I can see that.  But if someone who doesn't have that trait were to want to attempt it anyway (for instance, if Aliset gets caught off guard without her daggers at hand), we can still try it at a disadvantage as long as we have the Power trait, yes?  Just double-checking.

Sure sounds good.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 07, 2018, 03:27:00 pm
I am glad to read that Ailidh did not Portal back to her home, only to find it already in the midst of a takeover. I was afraid for her, and was trying to set up Dhugal if he needed to come to her rescue. Didn't I read somewhere that Valerian had said they had already infiltrated Trurill. I am still a little worried for the Baroness's well being. At least until Jass gets home. I figured they would check the portal energies when they discover no horse had gone missing. Perhaps instead they will find that wind blown letter form her on on the floor somewhere.

And I love Darcy's diversion. A little jealousy there? I can understand Darcy's protective nature. And I can assure you that Washburn is noticing it too. He even mentioned it in an aside to Aliset already. Although, he would not say it where Darcy might hear. Not yet anyway.  ;)

Well, Darcy was in charge of Alister's safety until Sir Washburn arrived and kind of took over.  Then Alister turned into a very lovely "she" to complicate matters.  They are two robust young men!  As Darcy reflects, some changes in his life are easier to bear than others.  I would not want any rivalry to become a major issue in the story, though.  They have enough to contend with already.  (Remembers the threat of merasha soaked crossbow bolts.)  *shivers*
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 07, 2018, 03:47:44 pm
Speaking of threats to our lives, or at least our mental well-being, are we ready to move on to the following morning yet?  (I figure Aliset's next scene would logically be her changing the horses' appearance--assuming the dice are kind--in preparation for riding out with Columcil.  And that I will probably end up being the one writing that scene, if Columcil is off looking for misplaced magical artifacts in the Forest of Dean.   ;D )
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 07, 2018, 03:56:50 pm
Perhaps we should all go to the Forest of dean and hunt artifacts. It would be a lot safer than leaving Droghera. LOL
Columcil and Darcy need to work out for good who is going with Aliset, they leave just at predawn, and who is staying (according to what the town folk think) but really going with Washburn.

I have half the scene written with Washburn leaving in secret around midnight with one companion. He feels it safest that that companion should NOT be Aliset. In truth, Wash could leave alone and let all three leave in the morning, but that might look irregular to anyone watching. So today is just the set up for tomarrow's leaving town. I will post Washburn's part after work tonight.

I hope the Trurill coup gets delayed indefinitely. :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 07, 2018, 05:23:26 pm
Quote from: Laurna link=topic=2092.msg18539#msg18539
I hope the Trurill coup gets delayed indefinitely. :D

Long live the Queen and a free Meara
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 07, 2018, 06:09:43 pm
Perhaps we should all go to the Forest of dean and hunt artifacts. It would be a lot safer than leaving Droghera. LOL
Columcil and Darcy need to work out for good who is going with Aliset, they leave just at predawn, and who is staying (according to what the town folk think) but really going with Washburn.

I have half the scene written with Washburn leaving in secret around midnight with one companion. He feels it safest that that companion should NOT be Aliset. In truth, Wash could leave alone and let all three leave in the morning, but that might look irregular to anyone watching. So today is just the set up for tomarrow's leaving town. I will post Washburn's part after work tonight.

I hope the Trurill coup gets delayed indefinitely. :D

Am I correct Washburn (and I think it will be Darcy at this point) will be leaving via the tunnel beneath the city walls?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 08, 2018, 04:58:33 am
To answer you Jerusha, Yes.

I thought of another scene to post first. so I am delaying just a little bit.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 09, 2018, 12:29:31 pm
I edited my post number 212 to get all the horses from the town stable back to the nunnery stable. Just to keep everything consistent. It was an easy fix.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 09, 2018, 12:30:52 pm
The tunnel Troll, hehe. Good thing we were coming at him from the back side and not face on.  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 09, 2018, 01:52:31 pm
Giggles at the thought of Father Columci riding out of Droghera, levitating above his horse. 

No one will notice that at all.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 09, 2018, 01:57:12 pm
LOL!  Fortunately that's not how he'll look to anyone else watching, although now that he's put that image in Aliset's mind, she might not be able to unsee it....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 09, 2018, 03:31:10 pm
Giggles at the thought of Father Columci riding out of Droghera, levitating above his horse. 

No one will notice that at all.   ;D
LOL!  Fortunately that's not how he'll look to anyone else watching, although now that he's put that image in Aliset's mind, she might not be able to unsee it....   ;D

a good giggle that one is.  Let us  hope the illusion includes the saddle and rider as well.  ;D
Poor Shadow, turned into a dun mare. I guess that is better than a gelding, at least if he was given the choice.   lol.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 09, 2018, 08:29:00 pm
Giggles at the thought of Father Columci riding out of Droghera, levitating above his horse. 

No one will notice that at all.   ;D
Columcil is maintaining a dignified silence.í
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 11, 2018, 02:24:31 pm
Feyd, although he is an assassin type by trade. He is not one to kill others if there is no money in it. His belief is "Did you do it for money, or are you just a murderer?" Now he will defend himself of course and may kill in self defense but he's not a cold blooded indiscriminate killer.

He will also head to the nearest base of operations that has a usable Transfer Portal and take it along with Wash. Even risking a merasha jump taking Wash with him through the portal.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 11, 2018, 02:27:53 pm
That is not much help bynw.

Sigh
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 11, 2018, 03:10:09 pm
Wash is worth for more to the bad guys alive than dead. They dont plan on burning him at the stake like what almost happened to Duncan when he was captured in the previous Mearian rebellion. The bad guys dont want Wash dead. He is the Duke's brother after all.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 11, 2018, 05:50:34 pm
I am really beginning to hate this game😠😠😠😠
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 11, 2018, 05:52:01 pm
I am really beginning to hate this game😠😠😠😠

YOU are?  What about US?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 11, 2018, 09:08:47 pm
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 11, 2018, 09:10:47 pm
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2)

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 11, 2018, 09:13:49 pm
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2)

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D

Maybe he has one of the junk mass market fakes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 11, 2018, 09:23:21 pm
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2)

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D

Maybe he has one of the junk mass market fakes.

Given that it would have been cast from Alaric's, I rather doubt it. Unless you're suggesting Alaric bought his at the Gwyneddan equivalent of Walmart....  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 11, 2018, 09:39:22 pm
I am really beginning to hate this game😠😠😠😠

A game and story have similarities. There are characters, both good and evil. There is the backdrop of the world in which those characters live and go about their tasks. But if it is just a story, the author determines what happens to each and every character. And for the most part those hero characters win more than they loose.

However, in a game ... the author aka the players who are running the hero's don't always win. The results of their actions are guaranteed or aren't preordained. What determines if any given task that has story altering ramifications for failure or success is determined by a roll of dice (in most games). We of course want the heros to win in the end. It could be a hard fought win though or they could end up loosing everything. But that makes it all the more real. We dont know if they are going to win or not.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 11, 2018, 09:53:02 pm
Why does bynw dislike the Morgans ?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 11, 2018, 09:57:18 pm
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 11, 2018, 11:48:14 pm
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2)

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D

Maybe he has one of the junk mass market fakes.

Given that it would have been cast from Alaric's, I rather doubt it. Unless you're suggesting Alaric bought his at the Gwyneddan equivalent of Walmart....  ;)

See? Look at that!  I knew Wash didn't have some "Made in the Connait" cheap knockoff medallion!   ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 12, 2018, 12:20:12 am
The characters need one of these:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/XycUEXOBR2jjsqvz2)

Wash has a St. Camber medallion, IIRC. Maybe he should get it checked to see if the warranty ran out.   ;D

Maybe he has one of the junk mass market fakes.

Given that it would have been cast from Alaric's, I rather doubt it. Unless you're suggesting Alaric bought his at the Gwyneddan equivalent of Walmart....  ;)

See? Look at that!  I knew Wash didn't have some "Made in the Connait" cheap knockoff medallion!   ;)  ;D

Washburn's Camber Medallion is most definitely the real deal, blessed by Archbishop Duncan himself. I can not believe you could even suggest otherwise.  Jesh!   LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 12, 2018, 06:38:57 am
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!

One thing KK cannot be accused of is always making sure the good guys win even if they have Deryni powers - Rhys, Javan *sob, sob*. I have just reread Sidana's death in TBH and thought - why did you have to make Duncan and Alaric unable to heal her ?? Definitely smakes eyes there.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 12, 2018, 07:05:37 am
Why does bynw dislike the Morgans ?

LOL

I dont dislike the Morgan's at all.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 12, 2018, 08:20:38 am
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!

One thing KK cannot be accused of is always making sure the good guys win even if they have Deryni powers - Rhys, Javan *sob, sob*. I have just reread Sidana's death in TBH and thought - why did you have to make Duncan and Alaric unable to heal her ?? Definitely smakes eyes there.

Well, to be fair, not even a thoroughly trained and experienced Healer like Rhys Thuryn could have saved Sidana, given that she was bleeding out from a slashed jugular much faster than any Healer's ability to repair.  Even if Alaric and Duncan had managed between them to patch up the physical wound to stop the bleeding, the sheer volume of blood loss in those initial few seconds would surely have been enough to kill her.  Llewell did too thorough a job.  :(  But I suspect Rhys' own injury probably could have been Healed under better circumstances, but his friends and family were rolling at a disadvantage, and might have rolled ones on those single dice as well. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 12, 2018, 08:42:21 am
I've just read TBH, TKJ, and QFSC in rapid succession in the past couple of weeks, and had not realized before how often Duncan and Alaric (among others) actually attempt things and fail rather than succeed.  Oh, they always manage to succeed at critical life-saving moments, but I think all of those frustrating dice rolls and failures have made me more aware when reading the books this time around that even our canonical heroes didn't always manage to succeed each and every time they attempted something.  Look how many tries it took them before they were finally able to establish contact with Dhugal and Kelson, for instance, and even then they might never have succeeded if Dhugal hadn't also been calling out for them from his end of things.  And I'm pretty sure poor Rothana must have rolled snake eyes the day she agreed to marry Conall.  LOL!

One thing KK cannot be accused of is always making sure the good guys win even if they have Deryni powers - Rhys, Javan *sob, sob*. I have just reread Sidana's death in TBH and thought - why did you have to make Duncan and Alaric unable to heal her ?? Definitely smakes eyes there.

Well, to be fair, not even a thoroughly trained and experienced Healer like Rhys Thuryn could have saved Sidana, given that she was bleeding out from a slashed jugular much faster than any Healer's ability to repair.  Even if Alaric and Duncan had managed between them to patch up the physical wound to stop the bleeding, the sheer volume of blood loss in those initial few seconds would surely have been enough to kill her.  Llewell did too thorough a job.  :(  But I suspect Rhys' own injury probably could have been Healed under better circumstances, but his friends and family were rolling at a disadvantage, and might have rolled ones on those single dice as well.

It would have helped if there'd been a Healer present who wasn't Rhys himself when Rhys fell and sustained the head injury that cost him his life; Camber tried but he wasn't a Healer, and there weren't any other Healers present (IIRC) to try to Heal the skull fracture.

It might have helped if even Evaine had been there, although she was not herself a Healer; after years of working with Rhys, she might have been able to focus his Healing energy and help him Heal himself, or she might have been able to focus Jerusha's talent that was showing even at that point when Evaine was still pregnant with Jerusha.

Alas, no.   :'(
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 12, 2018, 03:17:12 pm
Evie actually the hero point worked but it should have still been a 2d6 roll. the Hero point added the number 4 to the success of 5 and 6.. Since the last roll of the 3d6 roll should be thrown away. That leaves you with a roll of 4 and 4.  those are both success rolls. Therefore your fire wall ignited in blazing glory.

Now one of the pursuer's is Deryni and one is human. I do not know which one is the closest to Washburn. the human would definitely balk. The man named Phyer , the Deryni, would slow down, he would test the illusion for what it was and then run through it. But even those seconds of delay would be helpful.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 12, 2018, 03:25:40 pm
Evie actually the hero point worked but it should have still been a 2d6 roll. the Hero point added the number 4 to the success of 5 and 6.. Since the last roll of the 3d6 roll should be thrown away. That leaves you with a roll of 4 and 4.  those are both success rolls. Therefore your fire wall ignited in blazing glory.

Now one of the pursuer's is Deryni and one is human. I do not know which one is the closest to Washburn. the human would definitely balk. The man named Phyer , the Deryni, would slow down, he would test the illusion for what it was and then run through it. But even those seconds of delay would be helpful.

OK, will rewrite the last bit accordingly.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 12, 2018, 09:24:32 pm
I will dare to breathe again after holding my breath for a very long time....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 13, 2018, 12:57:43 pm
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He stared up at Aliset in shock before mumbling, "Holy crap, I'm dead!"

The priest chuckled. "No, son, although I'll allow you probably feel like you'd rather be right now. Might I have a look at your wounds?"

Darcy reopened his eyes rather tentatively, staring up at Aliset.  "I am dead, and there's my ghost."

That gave a good chuckle. Darcy feeling like death warmed over, and over, and then seeing himself leaning over himself.
Poor Darcy.   
Good one!

Oh and I was thinking along the same lines about the Garderobe. Ward off a small corner. because the smell would be awful in that small space. I do hope that oxygen, carbon dioxide and smells can come and go through the wards. KK never had any trouble with people breathing while within them even for a long time.

Ok Evie, poor Wash  :o, needing to use that small warded corner first.  You will wish you had dug it deeper. dear oh dear.  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 13, 2018, 01:13:07 pm
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He stared up at Aliset in shock before mumbling, "Holy crap, I'm dead!"

The priest chuckled. "No, son, although I'll allow you probably feel like you'd rather be right now. Might I have a look at your wounds?"

Darcy reopened his eyes rather tentatively, staring up at Aliset.  "I am dead, and there's my ghost."

That gave a good chuckle. Darcy feeling like death warmed over, and over, and then seeing himself leaning over himself.
Poor Darcy.   
Good one!

Oh and I was thinking along the same lines about the Garderobe. Ward off a small corner. because the smell would be awful in that small space. I do hope that oxygen, carbon dioxide and smells can come and go through the wards. KK never had any trouble with people breathing while within them even for a long time.

Ok Evie, poor Wash  :o, needing to use that small warded corner first.  You will wish you had dug it deeper. dear oh dear.  ;D

I would say that is the default setting for a Ward to let air pass through. However I'm sure it could be purposely set the otherway.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 13, 2018, 01:30:55 pm
Evie, I love the garderobe and it's construction . Very creative, wish I had dreams like that.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 13, 2018, 01:58:50 pm
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The Captain said something low under his breath about glorified young lordlings,

Yep definitely have earned that reputation. lol

We may all live yet!  Thank you Columcil/Revanne.

I love that the dice work, when you really/ really/ really need them too. But it has to be 3 "reallys" or forget it. :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 13, 2018, 03:00:00 pm
Having worked my way through OOC to page 29 to look up the healing rules again, I have a question now that Darcy has been healed (thank you Father Columcil!).

Does Darcy have to role a 1d6 dice to see how many hit points are restored by the healing?  After hits from two crossbow bolts (ouch, that did ever hurt) he is down two hit points.  Or does Columcil make the role since he is the healer?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 13, 2018, 03:09:26 pm
Having worked my way through OOC to page 29 to look up the healing rules again, I have a question now that Darcy has been healed (thank you Father Columcil!).

Does Darcy have to role a 1d6 dice to see how many hit points are restored by the healing?  After hits from two crossbow bolts (ouch, that did ever hurt) he is down two hit points.  Or does Columcil make the role since he is the healer?

Having just re-read page 29 (at least I didn't have to scroll all the way down, thank you) I'm confused too.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 13, 2018, 03:10:32 pm
 Since it's Shrove Tuesday,  Father Columcil's player might be busy tonight, but I don't see any problem with you rolling for that for the sake of expediency.  I don't recall the rules specifying it had to be a specific player rolling, though I haven't read that post in awhile.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 13, 2018, 03:11:38 pm
 On second thought, there's Columcil's driver now!   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 13, 2018, 03:16:54 pm
Since it's Shrove Tuesday,  Father Columcil's player might be busy tonight, but I don't see any problem with you rolling for that for the sake of expediency.  I don't recall the rules specifying it had to be a specific player rolling, though I haven't read that post in awhile.

It's tomorrow I might be afk - though depending on what Bynw throws at us indulging in this story line might be regarded as suitably penitential for Ash Wednesday.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on February 13, 2018, 03:40:06 pm
Having worked my way through OOC to page 29 to look up the healing rules again, I have a question now that Darcy has been healed (thank you Father Columcil!).

Does Darcy have to role a 1d6 dice to see how many hit points are restored by the healing?  After hits from two crossbow bolts (ouch, that did ever hurt) he is down two hit points.  Or does Columcil make the role since he is the healer?

Having just re-read page 29 (at least I didn't have to scroll all the way down, thank you) I'm confused too.


The HEALER rolls 1d6 to determine the number of Hit Points healed on a successful healing roll.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 13, 2018, 04:07:19 pm
My last post modified to show results of my roll for ease of reference. Washburn was healed 2 hitpoints, Darcy 3. I only did the one roll so only one verification code.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 13, 2018, 06:52:47 pm
Darcy nods toward Father Columcil.  "Thank you good Father, I feel much better now.  But would you mind dowsing for ale?"
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 13, 2018, 08:46:21 pm
I do have some questions. Did Duncan tell Kelson what was going on? We left him on his way to talk to Kelson  but  no followup. What is Dhugal doing all this time? I'M curious about what the canonical characters are doing . They kind of appeared  then we didn'T hear anymore about them. All of you have great imaginations  and write great scenes. I'M just curious.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 14, 2018, 06:53:09 am
I'm sure Duncan has had ample time to report to Kelson by now. Unfortunately, we may or may not see that happening on screen simply because scene writing has to be squeezed in between lots of real time stuff. Sometimes if I have a few minutes to add a scene, but it's not at a moment when Aliset would be able to do something, I switch my attention to those other scenes instead just so I can take advantage of having that free moment, but as my workload begins to pick up again this time of year, that might happen less often, and of course Aliset is my player character, so her scenes take precedence over the book characters if I only have time to write for one plotline or the other. The book character scenes are mainly there to add some background context for what's going on behind the scenes that affects our game heroes, whether they are aware of it or not.  (If we know the takeover of Carr Mariot isn't an isolated incident but part of much larger machinations in the works, that raises the stakes for our game characters because now it's not just one small manor at stake, it's potentially the kingdom.  Wil they succeed in getting everything they know to Kelson in time? And will Kelson find out what's happened in time to send help before our game heroes are captured or killed? And in the meantime, what other coups are the separatists succeeding in?)  In a reversal of what you'd find in KK's books, though, the game characters are the heroes of this story, and Kelson, Duncan, etc. are simply the NPCs with small walk -on parts to play.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 14, 2018, 09:02:54 am
I do have some questions. Did Duncan tell Kelson what was going on? We left him on his way to talk to Kelson  but  no followup. What is Dhugal doing all this time? I'M curious about what the canonical characters are doing . They kind of appeared  then we didn'T hear anymore about them. All of you have great imaginations  and write great scenes. I'M just curious.

Don't forget that we are not writing in real time but just as and when we can so although it seems as though our characters have been in Droghera for ever it's actually only been a few days. And we wouldn't want to be rescued too quickly, would we? ::)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 14, 2018, 04:04:25 pm
Go Aildidh.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 14, 2018, 06:10:22 pm
Thanks for the new scenes, The level of imagination  is amazing and you are truly a group of talented writers,  The game keeps getting  more exciting all the time
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 14, 2018, 06:17:51 pm
Go Aildidh.

You've got to cheer for the red-haired lady with spirit.  Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 17, 2018, 03:24:27 am
...The tensions of a few days ago - blessed saints it felt like weeks!- had gone...

LOL Dare I say 'days that felt like Months!'  lol OK, many, many weeks.  :P  and still having fun.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 17, 2018, 10:41:54 pm
Ack poor Darcy. Still at least he gets to have a private conversation with Father Columcil.
Incidentally Spean is pronounced Spe -an, he is named after a very beautiful river in Scotland.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 17, 2018, 11:55:03 pm
Ack poor Darcy. Still at least he gets to have a private conversation with Father Columcil.
Incidentally Spean is pronounced Spe -an, he is named after a very beautiful river in Scotland.
Thanks for the info on Spe-an. I would not have guessed that. I want to go to Scotland. My sister and her fiancee were at the Scottish festival and highland games today. I missed going.  should have been fun.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 18, 2018, 01:26:34 pm
Before I start writing. can I have approval for a royal marriage between Grania Morgan and Javan Haldane.  If both had been born in 1130 than they both would have been married around 1148-9 it would have been a marriage of friendship and love. having grown up with the families so close. If Grania has a 5 year old son in 1164, (this would be Washburn's nephew who borrowed his ward cubes) he would not be the eldest son, and not the heir. I am looking for a Good Haldane/Morgan name for this child. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 18, 2018, 03:09:09 pm
I would think such a marriage would please all parties. For a name how about Kenneth or even Rhys, to honour the rediscovery of the gift of healing, assuming that by now some of the scrolls hidden in Sheele by Evaine and Rhys have been rediscovered.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 18, 2018, 03:54:03 pm
That sounds like a good match.  How about Anthony for a name, in honor of both Alaric and Kelson?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 18, 2018, 04:49:37 pm
I hope I haven't offended Washburn and Aliset but Columcil has been seething since Jerusha posted. He still quite fancies tipping Lord Jaxom off his horse.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 18, 2018, 05:05:35 pm
Before I start writing. can I have approval for a royal marriage between Grania Morgan and Javan Haldane.  If both had been born in 1130 than they both would have been married around 1148-9 it would have been a marriage of friendship and love. having grown up with the families so close. If Grania has a 5 year old son in 1164, (this would be Washburn's nephew who borrowed his ward cubes) he would not be the eldest son, and not the heir. I am looking for a Good Haldane/Morgan name for this child. Any thoughts?

I like Brion Kenneth (with maybe one more given name, perhaps Anthony), but I also like that because I have a cousin whose given names are Brian Kenneth.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 18, 2018, 05:07:02 pm
I hope I haven't offended Washburn and Aliset but Columcil has been seething since Jerusha posted. He still quite fancies tipping Lord Jaxom off his horse.

As you wrote in your most recent post, the dismissive way Washburn and Aliset have treated Darcy was not at all intentional (much less malicious).  It seems like they all have bigger fish to fry and the good knight and lady got distracted from their generally better behavior standards.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 18, 2018, 08:35:33 pm
I hope I haven't offended Washburn and Aliset but Columcil has been seething since Jerusha posted. He still quite fancies tipping Lord Jaxom off his horse.

As you wrote in your most recent post, the dismissive way Washburn and Aliset have treated Darcy was not at all intentional (much less malicious).  It seems like they all have bigger fish to fry and the good knight and lady got distracted from their generally better behavior standards.  ;)

I think Aliset would not be offended, just deeply remorseful once she realized there was a problem. As one born and bred to the nobility (albeit the lowest rung of nobility), she was raised with the expectation of being able to think for herself and give orders.  But then again, being of the lowest rung of nobility, she is equally used to deferring to the higher-ups.  So when another nobleman of her own station (or roughly so) comes along, she'd instinctively respond to her societal class equal as she's long been accustomed to, although probably deferring to Trillick since he is male (and ladies are expected to defer to lords) and to Wash as being a duke's son and higher in rank than herself, so therefore the unquestioned leader. It's the system to which she has been acclimated since birth.  But yes, before Trillick came along, there was a more equalitarian dynamic growing in the party that was more inclusive of Darcy and Columcil, which would have developed completely without conscious thought of it because they all have different strengths and weaknesses to bring to the table, and much rely on each other to survive.  Once Aliset comes to realize that excluding Darcy once Trillick shows up comes across as dismissive (even though that wasn't their intent at all), I think she would make more of an effort to include him in decision making, having come to respect and trust him.  But a lifetime of being raised as part of the ruling class creates habits that are more instinctive than conscious.  (Medieval privilege before the modern concept of privilege was a thing anyone would have even given a passing thought, because social roles were so ingrained no one would have considered society could be any other way.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 18, 2018, 08:57:42 pm
I don't think  that either Wash or Aliset meant to exclude Darcy and I'M sure they will be more concious of his feelings, However they'really not out of the woods yet and have to be focused on reaching Rhemuth safely . I like  Kenneth Anthony for a name for a son of Javan and Grania.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 19, 2018, 01:08:07 am
It is the sudden change in dynamics that is the problem. Also, although Columcil does not question hierarchies, he is a borderer and unconciously he has begun to think of the little group as operating as members of a clan with Washburn as the chief, with the all  power of command that implies but also a freer social interchange than would be found elsewhere.

He is also busy doing calculations and wondering why young Lord Trillick took so long to show up. Oh dear; our good priest is learning to have a suspicious mind.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 19, 2018, 02:56:14 am
Thank you for all the names. I had originally thought of naming the boy Brion, however, I really like all your suggestions of Kenneth. So how about Kenneth Brion Anthony Haldane. I was thinking Javan's first son could be Rhys-Alaric Kelson Haldane. I do not know if the first son will make it into the story, but I will put his name out there just in case.

As for the lapse of Wash not including Darcy, I want to believe it was entirely unintentional. Wash knows his rank alone puts him in a leadership roll. Rather, his Father's reputation does this, even more so than his personal rank. However, that only goes so far. Everyone will compare him: Is he his father's son or is he just a rich boy living on other's deeds.  Since he would never be a man who rules with cruelty and fear, Wash knows he has to earn other's respect and their loyalty in order to be an effective leader. He definitely respects each person in our group; he appreciates the intellect and skills that each of them adds to the group's success. It is not them or their skills that he is currently concerned about. Rather instead, he personally feels that he has failed those who are relying on him. The job of a knight and a nobleman is to protect. Up to this moment, he has failed in his roll as protector. Lord Trillek becomes an added level of protection to resolving the current crisis.

Let me see if I can work with Wash to get him to acknowledged his companions without losing their respect.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 19, 2018, 06:29:14 am
Like the names
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 19, 2018, 10:11:18 am
Thank you for all the names. I had originally thought of naming the boy Brion, however, I really like all your suggestions of Kenneth. So how about Kenneth Brion Anthony Haldane. I was thinking Javan's first son could be Rhys-Alaric Kelson Haldane. I do not know if the first son will make it into the story, but I will put his name out there just in case.

As for the lapse of Wash not including Darcy, I want to believe it was entirely unintentional. Wash knows his rank alone puts him in a leadership roll. Rather, his Father's reputation does this, even more so than his personal rank. However, that only goes so far. Everyone will compare him: Is he his father's son or is he just a rich boy living on other's deeds.  Since he would never be a man who rules with cruelty and fear, Wash knows he has to earn other's respect and their loyalty in order to be an effective leader. He definitely respects each person in our group; he appreciates the intellect and skills that each of them adds to the group's success. It is not them or their skills that he is currently concerned about. Rather instead, he personally feels that he has failed those who are relying on him. The job of a knight and a nobleman is to protect. Up to this moment, he has failed in his roll as protector. Lord Trillek becomes an added level of protection to resolving the current crisis.

Let me see if I can work with Wash to get him to acknowledged his companions without losing their respect.

I'm sure you and Sir Washburn will work something out.  And remember, Darcy is a practical young man more inclined to think things through than follow his emotions. He's learned this skill the hard way at sea, working his way up from the bottommost rung you can start at.   But he also now knows he is the second son of a baron.  This fact he will keep tucked away until they safely return to Rhemuth.  It is an complication he doesn't need right now.  He's not quite sure how to deal with it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 20, 2018, 03:43:36 pm
Dear Lord Jaxom, it's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.  And, um, did you not SEE remnants of what used to be a gong farmer blasted to Kingdom Come?  And that doesn't make you a little paranoid?!   ;D 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 20, 2018, 08:05:06 pm
I think Darcy  has the right idea I would be worried about traps ahead. The bad guys always  seem to turn up when you wish they woukdn't. I hope Wash can let Kelric know which way they are taking so he can find them quickly if a rescue is needed,
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 20, 2018, 08:27:05 pm
Dear Lord Jaxom, it's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.  And, um, did you not SEE remnants of what used to be a gong farmer blasted to Kingdom Come?  And that doesn't make you a little paranoid?!   ;D 

I think Darcy  has the right idea I would be worried about traps ahead. The bad guys always  seem to turn up when you wish they woukdn't. I hope Wash can let Kelric know which way they are taking so he can find them quickly if a rescue is needed,

Indeed, and Darcy seems to have a good healthy sense of caution and what looks to me to be a better-than-fair head for tactics.  Fortunately it seems that Sir Wash recognizes those traits.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 22, 2018, 01:29:31 pm
I like this game and all of the players are great but one thing still interferes with my enjoyment, no Alaric. Especially  when I am reading about his children  and grandchildren. Just seems that if anyone  deserved  a chance to see his grandchildren and be a part of their lives, it was Alaric and I wish he were still with them
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 22, 2018, 01:58:08 pm
DerynifanK, I can not disagree with you. It hurts not to have Alaric in the game. It is an unfortunate fact of life that not all things are bliss. What matters is that you do the best with what you have. Even in this game, we are all doing our best with what we are given... and with what we Roll. I  hope it is still worth while in the time it takes to read.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 22, 2018, 03:18:00 pm
I agree that Alaric deserved that but then so did Jared, and Bronwen and Kevin deserved the happiness they had waited for.  And I wonder if Alaric had had the choice would he not have chosen to die in defence of his beloved king?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 22, 2018, 05:04:21 pm
There are quite a lot of canon characters who deserved better than they got.  In roughly but not perfectly chronological order, Cathan, Queen Megan, Rhys, Dom Emrys and a whole lot of unnamed Gabrilites, King Alroy, King Javan, Davin, King Rhys Michael, Queen Michaela, Simonn, Ahern, Marie, Zoe, Alyce, Se, Brion, Bronwyn and Kevin, Jorian, Denis Arilan, Maryse, Sidana (Caitrin's daughter, not the one in the game). . .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 22, 2018, 08:43:15 pm
All of you are doing a great job with thevgamr. You are very  imaginative and talented writers 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 22, 2018, 10:18:11 pm
All of you are doing a great job with thevgamr. You are very  imaginative and talented writers
Thank you. In my case at least it's more a case of being harassed by my charactet. Good fun though.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 22, 2018, 11:02:27 pm
Have to agree with Darcy. This is scary, hope they make it ok.

I really hope they make it too!.

I can't tell you how glad I am to see Droghera behind us. Back in post 141 we entered the gates. That was on January 9. It has taken them six days and  us six weeks to move closer to Rhemuth. I am with Darcy on the watch for upcoming traps, pitfalls and delays.

The difference between this and novel writing, is that in Novel writing the author controls(at least up to a point) what comes ahead, this game is completely instantaneous and non of us really know what comes next.

Scary? Agreed!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 22, 2018, 11:15:15 pm
All of you are doing a great job with the game. You are very  imaginative and talented writers
Thank you. In my case at least it's more a case of being harassed by my character. Good fun though.

LOL agreed!
Character nagging seems to be an epidemic. Don't take this the wrong way. I have found that writing epiphanies seem most insistant after a hot shower
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 22, 2018, 11:18:38 pm
All of you are doing a great job with the game. You are very  imaginative and talented writers
Thank you. In my case at least it's more a case of being harassed by my character. Good fun though.

LOL agreed!
Character nagging seems to be an epidemic. Don't take this the wrong way. I have found that writing epiphanies seem most insistant after a hot shower

Given the weather in revanne's part of the world right now, I imagine she wouldn't turn up her nose at the prospect of a nice warm shower or bath!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 22, 2018, 11:35:09 pm
By the middle of next week it is forecast to be 32F daytime and 21 nighttime with snow showers. What happened to Spring?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 23, 2018, 04:57:02 am
Laurna that is a beautiful picture -typical of British uplands. How did you include it in your post?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 23, 2018, 06:00:26 am
I love the picture, Laurna.  Nice way to set the scene for the road ahead.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 23, 2018, 09:22:07 am
Laurna that is a beautiful picture -typical of British uplands. How did you include it in your post?

You can link to nearly any photo found online using the icon above that looks like a framed picture.  (On my screen, it's the one under the B icon.)  The coding for it will look like this, except with regular BBCode square brackets where I'm using pointed ones.

<img>http://InternetPhotoHere.jpg</img>

You can either copy/paste the link to the online photo here and then highlight it and click the picture icon above, or you can click the picture icon and then copy/paste the link between the two bracket sets.  Just make sure you get it between the two bracketed codes, not inside them:

<img>Like this</img>

<img Not Like this></img>

<img><Not like this either /img>

Also, make sure it is the photo itself you are linking to rather than just the webpage it is on.  The URL should end with .jpg, .gif, or some other ending that indicates it is a photo file.  One way you can be sure you are linking just to the image and not the page it is on is to right click on the photo and select "View Image" from the menu that appears.  (It might say something slightly different in your browser; I am using Firefox right now.) Then when that photo appears on a page by itself, you can copy the URL in the webpage address and paste it into your post.  Depending on where you found your image, it might be set up to prevent it from being copy/pasted, in which case you might just need to find some other image or upload your own.

There is a way that you can upload your own photo as an attachment also, but the problem I've found with that method is that some people can see it and some people can't.  (I can always see attachments on another forum I'm on, but there have been times when I could tell there was an attachment to a post here but I couldn't see it.)  To use that feature, click on "Attachments and other options" below the edit window, and where it says "Attach:" you click on "Browse" and find the photo file on your computer to attach to your post.  A thumbnail is supposed to appear in the post (once it's posted) that others can click on to view the full sized photo, but as I said, this hasn't always worked for me in the past.  However, if you want to link to a photo that is on your personal hard drive rather than online, and you don't want to have to upload it to Flickr first or some other photo hosting website, then that's the way to go about doing that.

When posting a photo from Flickr (at least if it's your own, since I'm not certain if Flickr will let you post other members' photos), there is a special process for doing that, which I would be glad to share if anyone here wants to do so and needs a tutorial, since Flickr doesn't make it as simple as just copy/pasting the image link.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 23, 2018, 12:24:11 pm
Where is the picture ? I can't find it
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on February 23, 2018, 12:26:46 pm
Where is the picture ? I can't find it

The picture was in the Ghosts of the Past thread.  Laurna had posted a photo along with her latest scene.  The question had come up (here in the Out of Character thread) about how one goes about posting a photo in one's post, so I was explaining how that works.  I did not link to an actual photo link in the example I posted, since if I'd done so, all readers would see was the photo and not the explanation for how it works.

Or are you saying you are unable to see the photo of Gwynedd's grasslands in Laurna's last game scene?  If that's the case, that's a new problem entirely and one we need to look into.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 23, 2018, 01:48:54 pm
Found it. I was looking at INC first  and saw the picture when I went back to GotP. Reminds me of William Bkake's poem about England  "that green and pleasant land" Just substitute  Gwynedd  for England
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 23, 2018, 02:24:16 pm
OOC. Auto correct  continues to be my nemesis . And poor Kelson , he does have much to try him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 23, 2018, 06:41:38 pm
“Aye, or we would not be in Gwynedd anymore.” 

"[Spean/Shadow/whatever any of the other horses' names are], I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."  :P :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 23, 2018, 09:01:34 pm
You got it, DesertRose!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on February 24, 2018, 06:18:20 pm
Several spies in Meara now.  Things are rolling forward nicely.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 24, 2018, 07:21:28 pm
Making it very interesting . Think they'll start running into each other?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on February 24, 2018, 09:12:37 pm
The ghost in Valoret is alluded to in "Eleven Pipers Piping" one of the "Twelve Days of Christmas". That Andrew McGregor has anything to do with it is a spoiler for the story I haven't written yet, partly due to time  -I write desperately slowly -and partly because I got enveigled into joining a role-playing game. "It'll be fun", they said!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 25, 2018, 08:45:56 am
Revsnne, you write wonderful stories and they are well worth waiting for, I did read generosity so I knew something about the ghost   but when you mentioned Andrew and the ghost in the most recent game post, I thought I might have missed something. Hope you are enjoying  the game because I really enjoy your  contributions .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 26, 2018, 10:33:25 pm
Dear Bynw, I just read DR's post where you are not feeling well. Be well, and take care of yourself.
Can I send healing energies in your direction.  Let me give it a try!   
      
20:26      *** wash-laurna joined #deryni_destinations
20:27   wash-laurna   Rolling to try and send healing energy to bynw, who is not feeling well.
20:27   wash-laurna   !roll 1d6
20:27   derynibot   6 == 6

Yah! Awsome! Sending across some health and some well wishes to our game master and administrator. With all my love,
Laurna/Washburn Morgan.
 ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on February 26, 2018, 10:40:46 pm
One more step. Need to roll for healing points given.
20:35 wash-laurna   Oh, one more thing need to roll for healing points given.
20:37   wash-laurna   !roll 1d6
20:37   derynibot   4 == 4

4/2=2.
I hope two healing points will be of some help to you Bynw.  Get well!
 :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on February 26, 2018, 11:09:30 pm
Dear Bynw, I just read DR's post where you are not feeling well. Be well, and take care of yourself.
Can I send healing energies in your direction.  Let me give it a try!   
      
20:26      *** wash-laurna joined #deryni_destinations
20:27   wash-laurna   Rolling to try and send healing energy to bynw, who is not feeling well.
20:27   wash-laurna   !roll 1d6
20:27   derynibot   6 == 6

Yah! Awsome! Sending across some health and some well wishes to our game master and administrator. With all my love,
Laurna/Washburn Morgan.
 ;D
One more step. Need to roll for healing points given.
20:35 wash-laurna   Oh, one more thing need to roll for healing points given.
20:37   wash-laurna   !roll 1d6
20:37   derynibot   4 == 4

4/2=2.
I hope two healing points will be of some help to you Bynw.  Get well!
 :)

Clearly Sir Wash has gotten a hold of some non-(Torenthi)-cursed dice!  :D

In all seriousness, get well soon, Bynw!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on February 27, 2018, 06:36:55 am
Feel better soon bynw and I hope you got your car back undamaged
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 01, 2018, 05:26:12 am
Sitting here sneezing and looking out at yet another blizzard - the "Beast from the East" is still living up to its name - and yay!! there's another installment of GoTP from Laurna. Oh, no a Deryni pricker (haven't seen one of those in a very long time) and caltrops. Oh dear...

Fantastic episode, Laurna
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 01, 2018, 05:59:22 am
Scrambling to find dice NOT made in Torenth....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 01, 2018, 10:45:26 am
A blizzard? E-gades! I had to get out of bed early and it is 45F outside and I am chilled. I can not even imagine looking at a "Blizzard"  BURRRRR!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 01, 2018, 10:27:55 pm
AACK! NO Darcy! Where did those 1's come from. You were supposed to throw away the dice that said made by Tamuraze!

Hold on! Wash is looking for a fresh set of dice.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 02, 2018, 03:38:38 am
I am wondering what the gate would have looked like/ been made of. Walking a lot in the English countryside, as I do, there are endless varieties of latches/bolts etc but more often than not you find that the gate has half fallen off its hinges and, the latch/bolt no longer meeting what it is supposed to key in with, the gate is secured with a variey of bits of rope.

The land we are travelling through is fairly prosperous, being fertile, and would be good grazing land for lifestock so I am going to assume a reasonably well constructed five bar gate but, being farming land rather than a prestigous manor, I am also going to assume that like its modern counterparts it has seen better days and is tied up with a matted piece of rope.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 02, 2018, 04:01:25 am
Love the description as Shadow is about to jump?or crash? into it. :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 02, 2018, 05:59:28 am
Well done, Laurna!  Wonderful description of the mayhem at the gate!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 02, 2018, 11:34:11 am
At least the mayhem isn't caused by Feyd
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 02, 2018, 12:14:09 pm
Any idea why Feyd is only coming up in two posts if I use "Search" to look for posts he is mentioned in?  I know he has been mentioned more than that, but the only posts Search brings up with his name in them are the ones posted in the past 24 hours or so, which is hardly helpful since I was hoping having to avoid rereading the full game thread to recall what and where he was last seen doing and going.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 02, 2018, 01:55:16 pm
Found "Feyd"  2/28 Post by Jerrusha, 2/12 post by Bynw, 2/11 post by Laurna. Hope that helps
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 02, 2018, 02:02:26 pm
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Blessed Mary Mother they were not in that much of a hurry! Had it not occurred to their Lordships to untie the gate and go through like sensible folk? As Lord Jaxom sailed gracefully over the barrier, horse and rider making an elegant arc, he had had his answer. Of course not. Untying gates was for lesser folk who could only gawp as their betters showed off their horsemanship. Angrily Columcil shook his head as if to dislodge his thoughts - he had better get this growing dislike of the gentry out of his head before they met up with some real nobility or he was like to find himself in trouble. Quote from Revanne GotP

Revanne, I love your sense of humor. Truly--- aye for, "sensible folk"  LOL!

But you nearly forgot our poor Darcy.  Washburn is there  I hope the dice treat our beloved Darcy well. (I am afraid to roll. Don't know if to roll on the chat board or on the dice roller site.)

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 02, 2018, 02:12:23 pm
I use the chat room to roll since I seem to have better luck there, but that could (probably) be sheer coincidence.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 02, 2018, 02:17:24 pm
Found "Feyd"  2/28 Post by Jerrusha, 2/12 post by Bynw, 2/11 post by Laurna. Hope that helps

How odd!  Trying the Search feature to search for "Feyd" from a different computer this time, I am only finding DerynifanK's post (quoted above) and the one posted by Laurna yesterday.  Maybe Feyd is using his Deryni powers to hide himself!  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 02, 2018, 03:25:52 pm
Yay Washburn did it!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on March 02, 2018, 06:08:55 pm
Drat! I think I accidentally posted my encouragement to the game instead of here. Can someone please remove it? I was just telling you all what an AWESOME job you are doing on the game!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 02, 2018, 08:03:59 pm
Love the Wash now can heal and knows it. With a little help from Camber, he has awakened his healing powers. The world can always use another healer. Hope they catch that nasty hunter 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 02, 2018, 08:09:52 pm
Drat! I think I accidentally posted my encouragement to the game instead of here. Can someone please remove it? I was just telling you all what an AWESOME job you are doing on the game!!

Evie went in and added double parentheses, which is how the players note that they're speaking out-of-character and how Bynw does any GM things he needs to do that aren't per se story-based.  No harm done.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 03, 2018, 02:11:59 pm
Despite Evie's very clear instructions I have not managed to work out how to post a picture but the following link might be of interest http://www.st-melangell.org.uk/English/Church/stmelangellchurch.htm. Melangell is a real Saint, though from Powys not Cassan, and her Church still exists in a remote Welsh valley. Her shrine has been rebuilt within the last 30 years and it is a place of pilgimage and healing. Her name is pronounced Melangeth (with the th something like the ch at the end of loch).
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 03, 2018, 02:27:23 pm
Despite Evie's very clear instructions I have not managed to work out how to post a picture but the following link might be of interest http://www.st-melangell.org.uk/English/Church/stmelangellchurch.htm. Melangell is a real Saint, though from Powys not Cassan, and her Church still exists in a remote Welsh valley. Her shrine has been rebuilt within the last 30 years and it is a place of pilgimage and healing. Her name is pronounced Melangeth (with the th something like the ch at the end of loch).

Beautiful place. Thank you, Revanne. I didn't realize St. Melangell was a woman and it stands in perfection that she is for the protection of hares and for healing. Another wonderful place to add to my list of places to visit in the British Islands. I will have to stay for a whole summer.


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Horses? thought Aliset. What about the injured MAN lying there!  MEN!!!  Heavens above, she would never understand the lot of them!  This was why God created women--not as an afterthought, but because He'd realized the world needed more sensible creatures than this flighty lot to serve as stewards of His creation!

I was rereading the last few additions and this quote once again gave me a good giggle. Evie, your words fit perfectly with the ideals of St. Melangell. ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 03, 2018, 03:32:50 pm
Mod hat on

Chances are fair to good that this has been simple mistakes, but can we please be a bit more careful about where we post off-topic discussions that are related to the game?   The game thread should be mostly game posts; the off-topic-but-game-adjacent posts go here, in the Out Of Character thread.

Thanks!

Mod hat off

Have fun!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on March 03, 2018, 03:40:05 pm
Thanks for the reminder, I will look more closely next time.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 03, 2018, 03:55:10 pm
Thanks DR😊. Just get carried away sometimes
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 03, 2018, 04:43:48 pm
Thanks DR😊. Just get carried away sometimes

I actually purposely posted the link and the pics in the game thread, because anyone reading this at a later time would never have know to reference the info from St. Mellagell in the OOC thread. I thought the info there was relevant to learning more about our good priest, Father Columcil. So that is why I did it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 03, 2018, 06:32:41 pm
Thanks DR😊. Just get carried away sometimes

I actually purposely posted the link and the pics in the game thread, because anyone reading this at a later time would never have know to reference the info from St. Mellagell in the OOC thread. I thought the info there was relevant to learning more about our good priest, Father Columcil. So that is why I did it.

That makes sense, but generally speaking, the game thread is for game posts; everything else goes here.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 04, 2018, 07:04:14 am
Bynw this is your shout but would it be possible to have a new thread for characters? I can’t always keep a track of who is who and having to trawl back through lots of pages is not always feasible.

Also it occurs to me that if we get to Rhemuth then there are a few character decisions to be made. Did Albin become Duke of Carthmoor? Who is King's champion?  What is the Title of the Gwyneddian Crown Prince and how is Javan coping with being in his father's shadow for so long? Who  is Liam's heir and does he share his father’s desire for close ties to Gwynedd or does he feel his father has betrayed his heritage?

Just a few thoughts for starters :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 04, 2018, 07:40:31 am
Bynw this is your shout but would it be possible to have a new thread for characters? I can’t always keep a track of who is who and having to trawl back through lots of pages is not always feasible.

Here's the characters thread.  http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/topic,2121.0.html

It's closed to replies because there aren't any openings right now for new characters, but you can still view the thread.

Hope that helps! :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 04, 2018, 08:57:23 am
I think Kelric would have become King's Champion when his father was no longer able to do it for whatever reason. I'm   trying to work on a story  about Eirian and Liam  and the evolution  of ties between Gwynedd  and Torenth. I'M new at this so it's going Very slowly. Not as talented as the rest  of you but trying
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 04, 2018, 09:27:44 am
Bynw this is your shout but would it be possible to have a new thread for characters? I can’t always keep a track of who is who and having to trawl back through lots of pages is not always feasible.

Here's the characters thread.  http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/topic,2121.0.html

It's closed to replies because there aren't any openings right now for new characters, but you can still view the thread.

Hope that helps! :D

I suspect revanne meant one for keeping up with NPCs though. I have trouble keeping up with who Rayne/Phyre/Feyd are myself and what each is doing, who is still in play and who is out of action,  etc., so I think an NPC thread is a good idea. It can be separate from the main characters thread, since that has been closed already.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 04, 2018, 09:31:02 am
I did mean NPCs I just couldn't remember the abbreviation
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 04, 2018, 10:53:53 am
Rayne was originally supposed to be Phyre, but I couldn't find the correct name at the time.  It probably turned out better that I didn't, and we ended up with one more bad guy.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 04, 2018, 10:58:55 am
What happened to the side bar that used to list new posts. I don'T see  it anymore and it did make it quicker to get to the posts. I am currently  having to go to the home page  then the game page then the thread and then the page . Lot more clicks. I do use a tablet but it's the same one I always use, Of course my kids always say it is operator error
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 04, 2018, 11:01:57 am
I think Kelric would have become King's Champion when his father was no longer able to do it for whatever reason. I'm   trying to work on a story  about Eirian and Liam  and the evolution  of ties between Gwynedd  and Torenth. I'M new at this so it's going Very slowly. Not as talented as the rest  of you but trying
Speaking for myself it's not so much talent as confidence and practice. I hadn't written anything creative since school days a loooong time ago and  I felt sick when I posted my first story ( which I've yet to finish because I had vastly underestimated the time it takes me to write anything) but everyone was so encouraging which is the joy of this forum. Looking forward to when you feel ready to post something.

Kelric would be the obvious choice for King's Champion but I'm wondering about Brendon.I don't remember anything being said in canon about it being a hereditary post and it would be a way of Kelson affirming his trust in Brendon.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 04, 2018, 11:21:58 am
Bynw this is your shout but would it be possible to have a new thread for characters? I can’t always keep a track of who is who and having to trawl back through lots of pages is not always feasible.

Here's the characters thread.  http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/topic,2121.0.html

It's closed to replies because there aren't any openings right now for new characters, but you can still view the thread.

Hope that helps! :D

I suspect revanne meant one for keeping up with NPCs though. I have trouble keeping up with who Rayne/Phyre/Feyd are myself and what each is doing, who is still in play and who is out of action,  etc., so I think an NPC thread is a good idea. It can be separate from the main characters thread, since that has been closed already.

I did mean NPCs I just couldn't remember the abbreviation

Oh, okay, sorry.  I misunderstood.  A number of the NPCs are Bynw's creations, so creating an NPC Character List is probably best left to him, but last I knew, he was feeling pretty ratty, so I don't know how quickly that might happen.  I'll ask, though.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 04, 2018, 11:25:13 am
What happened to the side bar that used to list new posts. I don'T see  it anymore and it did make it quicker to get to the posts. I am currently  having to go to the home page  then the game page then the thread and then the page . Lot more clicks. I do use a tablet but it's the same one I always use, Of course my kids always say it is operator error

Sometimes the Recent Posts sidebar is a bit weird.  However, at the upper left of the home screen when you first log in, there should be a "Show unread posts since your last visit" link; on my computer, it's just to the right of my avatar. 

Make sure that you haven't collapsed the title area of the forum though; there ought to be a little arrow at the extreme upper right of the forum home page, and if it's pointing downward, click it so it's pointing upward and you should see your avatar, "Welcome [Username]," and the links for "Show unread posts since your last visit," and a link that's labeled, "Show unread replies to your posts," with the date and time directly below that, all in the upper left corner of the screen.

If that doesn't help, let me know and I'll see if I can figure out what's going on.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 04, 2018, 11:45:20 am


I suspect revanne meant one for keeping up with NPCs though. I have trouble keeping up with who Rayne/Phyre/Feyd are myself and what each is doing, who is still in play and who is out of action,  etc., so I think an NPC thread is a good idea. It can be separate from the main characters thread, since that has been closed already.
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I did mean NPCs I just couldn't remember the abbreviation

Oh, okay, sorry.  I misunderstood.  A number of the NPCs are Bynw's creations, so creating an NPC Character List is probably best left to him, but last I knew, he was feeling pretty ratty, so I don't know how quickly that might happen.  I'll ask, though.
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No rush - just a thought for when he is feeling better.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 04, 2018, 11:47:50 am
Rayne was originally supposed to be Phyre, but I couldn't find the correct name at the time.  It probably turned out better that I didn't, and we ended up with one more bad guy.   ;D

Glad it's not just me that's losing track of the baddies. It's not by accident that my character is not one likely to be asked to take charge of strategy and assessing the situation. I'm quite happy to be the patcher-upper.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 04, 2018, 12:11:12 pm
In DR when Duncan tells Alaric he is to be King's Champion, he asks how Kelson managed it as it had always been a hereditary post. That's  the only mention of it that I remember.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 04, 2018, 12:16:10 pm
What exactly are NPCs?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 04, 2018, 12:19:16 pm
Non Player Characters, such as Phyre or Valerian in this game.  Generally, the GM generates them, because the player characters can't do everything and the GM wouldn't really want them to anyway.  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 04, 2018, 12:59:27 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 04, 2018, 01:07:30 pm
Non Player Characters, such as Phyre or Valerian in this game.  Generally, the GM generates them, because the player characters can't do everything and the GM wouldn't really want them to anyway.  :D

True, though since this is a semi freeform game and the players are more often online than Bynw is, we've occasionally created the NPC's where they logically would be needed in the game so the story can stay flowing, and then Bynw adopts the baddies we've obligingly named already.  ;D We also have good NPCs like Lord Jaxom, Duke Kelric, etc. Basically an NPC is any of the characters who isn't the primary character of one of our players. So Washburn, Aliset, Darcy, and Columcil are all PCs, or player characters, and our story revolves around them. Every other character who makes an appearance in the game is an NPC. So even as important a character as King Kelson is in the canonical Deryni world, for this story game's purposes he is still just a supporting character/NPC.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 04, 2018, 01:15:38 pm
What happened to the side bar that used to list new posts. I don'T see  it anymore and it did make it quicker to get to the posts. I am currently  having to go to the home page  then the game page then the thread and then the page . Lot more clicks. I do use a tablet but it's the same one I always use, Of course my kids always say it is operator error

Sometimes the Recent Posts sidebar is a bit weird.  However, at the upper left of the home screen when you first log in, there should be a "Show unread posts since your last visit" link; on my computer, it's just to the right of my avatar. 

Make sure that you haven't collapsed the title area of the forum though; there ought to be a little arrow at the extreme upper right of the forum home page, and if it's pointing downward, click it so it's pointing upward and you should see your avatar, "Welcome [Username]," and the links for "Show unread posts since your last visit," and a link that's labeled, "Show unread replies to your posts," with the date and time directly below that, all in the upper left corner of the screen.

If that doesn't help, let me know and I'll see if I can figure out what's going on.  :)

The link I always use is the "Show the most recent posts" link near the bottom of the home page, just under where it shows what the latest post is.  That link is always there, unlike the links near the top of the page that you might accidentally hide from view. Just click that link and then scroll down to the last post you remember reading, then read the new posts working up from that one. I almost never miss a post when I check the forum that way, but it's easy to miss some if you read a single topic at a time.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 04, 2018, 01:15:56 pm
You know me I love lists:
I started a list of NPC's
I am only partway through the good guys.
Throw people into that thread and I or Evie will keep the good guys and bad guys lists up to date.
I will work on the bad guys later today.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 04, 2018, 01:36:51 pm
You know me I love lists:
I started a list of NPC's
I am only partway through the good guys.
Throw people into that thread and I or Evie will keep the good guys and bad guys lists up to date.
I will work on the bad guys later today.

Help! Help!  I've been volunteered!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 04, 2018, 01:51:19 pm
Thanks Evie and DR. That did work
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 07, 2018, 07:17:23 pm
Since Rayne is riding ahead of thrm, hope he runs directly  into Kelric  coming to meet them. Would like to see him caught.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 08, 2018, 09:07:26 am
"In fact,” [Darcy] continued, pointing forward,  “for all we know there may be a herd of killer coneys hiding in the bushes just ahead, ready to dash out and trip us!”

Aliset’s sudden laugh caused Sir Washburn to turn and look back at her.

“Master Darcy is suspicious of killer coneys ahead,” Aliset said after catching her breath.  Washburn gave Darcy a stern look.

“Aye, it could be,” Darcy said and grinned.  “But look at it this way.  After we defeat the demon foe we can roast them for dinner!”

Aliset laughed again, Washburn rolled his eyes heavenward, and the squire riding beside him chuckled.

“Quiet up there, Master Darcy,” called Father Columcil.  “You are making me hungry.”

Sir Washburn shook his head and refocused on the way ahead.  Had Darcy allowed himself to seem ridiculous to ease the strain for just a bit?  He wouldn’t put it past him.

Anyone else having a Monty Python and the Holy Grail moment?  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 08, 2018, 10:10:13 am
"In fact,” [Darcy] continued, pointing forward,  “for all we know there may be a herd of killer coneys hiding in the bushes just ahead, ready to dash out and trip us!”

Aliset’s sudden laugh caused Sir Washburn to turn and look back at her.

“Master Darcy is suspicious of killer coneys ahead,” Aliset said after catching her breath.  Washburn gave Darcy a stern look.

“Aye, it could be,” Darcy said and grinned.  “But look at it this way.  After we defeat the demon foe we can roast them for dinner!”

Aliset laughed again, Washburn rolled his eyes heavenward, and the squire riding beside him chuckled.

“Quiet up there, Master Darcy,” called Father Columcil.  “You are making me hungry.”

Sir Washburn shook his head and refocused on the way ahead.  Had Darcy allowed himself to seem ridiculous to ease the strain for just a bit?  He wouldn’t put it past him.

Anyone else having a Monty Python and the Holy Grail moment?  ;)

(http://l.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/sIg3eXaL9Gp8ILXlpI5Zyg--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9MzcwO3E9OTU7dz02NTg-/http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/2011/2012/December/Film/Monty_Python_rabbit.jpg)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 08, 2018, 12:18:58 pm
"It's just a white Rabbit!"

A very good morning giggle!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 08, 2018, 12:19:33 pm
I am reminded of Sam Gamgee and the coneys he foolishly stewed in Ithilien, all the while bemoaning the lack of "Tatties".

Perhaps our heroes could stew their coneys ("tatties" not having been discovered in Gwynedd - at least KK doesn't mention them that I can remember- they will not notice the lack) hoping that Faramir will not come across them. Oops wrong fandom.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 08, 2018, 10:37:20 pm
Bravo, revanne. LOL  good save for the St Mellengall hare.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 09, 2018, 03:26:40 pm
Caltrops, killer coneys, and now this!  Aaugh!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 09, 2018, 03:41:48 pm
Caltrops, killer coneys, and now this!  Aaugh!

LOL!  Yeah.  I hardly ever worry about what Bynw might get up to anymore; it's Laurna who frightens me!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 09, 2018, 03:54:24 pm
I'll start dice rolling for Columcil to heal now, shall I?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 09, 2018, 05:51:23 pm
Laurna, you are an evil woman! I really want Rayne caught before he can do anymore damage. Think the damage should be done to him for a change. How can he carry a seemingly inexhaustible  supply of these evil gadgets ?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 09, 2018, 08:52:33 pm
Laurna, you are an evil woman! I really want Rayne caught before he can do anymore damage. Think the damage should be done to him for a change. How can he carry a seemingly inexhaustible  supply of these evil gadgets ?

Hey, Rayne is just trying to get away at the moment. I know, he is the bad guy, but he can't be too easily caught.  ;)

Oh and I'm just covering for bynw while he is not feeling well.  :P

I am surprised that no one said, Yah, the Duke of Corwyn is finally in on the scene! At least he will reach the small church about 30 minutes after our characters do.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 10, 2018, 11:10:46 am
Are you sure about that Revsnne? That was a pretty mean thing to do to him. Maybe he can heal himself or Wash  will find him quickly 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 10, 2018, 11:27:58 am
I'm hoping that Wash will catch an echo of the pain. If I have got the geography right Columcil should still be in sight. Giving that Columcil is unconscious it's down to Wash to do the honours -no pressure, Laurna- or maybe lying prone at his feet can be Columcil's first introduction to his Grace of Corwyn.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 10, 2018, 12:10:02 pm
Holy Crap! You gals are like moths to a flame. Burn baby burn!  No wait,,,  hold up  don't burn!
Just because there is a teaser trap set, to keep the reader (single because there is likely not more than one, LOL ) interested, doesn't mean you have to go heither-neither and run straight for it. Ghesh!

Dang man! I am terrified to roll!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 10, 2018, 12:21:59 pm
LOL!  REVANNE!  I can't let you ladies loose for a minute!   ;D

OK, I see Aliset has been set up to go navel-gazing scrying, so let me write something up right quick.  I have faith in Wash, Laurna, but if he does manage to fumble his roll, remember that Lord Alister was a Healer too, so maybe Aliset inherited some of her twin's gift, if only at a disadvantage.  Or, you know, if we can at least keep Columcil from bleeding out, that dashing young Healer Duke should be arriving very soon....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 10, 2018, 12:55:16 pm
OK, I've thrown in my bit and Aliset's discovered another trap for you, so that's one fewer hazard for someone to step in. How many traps did Rayne leave for us?  I need to head to town for a bit, so feel free to play Aliset as needed. I've got her headed to check on Columcil, so if Wash fails his roll, she'll be well placed to make a Healing attempt if need be. BTW, Mibbit was not letting me into our chatroom, and neither did Kiwi, but I managed to get in via the CGI chat link, if you were planning on rolling using the chatroom dice rather than the other dice roller webpage.  Not sure what is up with our chatroom today, but I hope the problem doesn't persist until tomorrow, or we might have a low attendance for Sunday chat!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 10, 2018, 01:26:45 pm
OK, I've thrown in my bit and Aliset's discovered another trap for you, so that's one fewer hazard for someone to step in. How many traps did Rayne leave for us?  I need to head to town for a bit, so feel free to play Aliset as needed. I've got her headed to check on Columcil, so if Wash fails his roll, she'll be well placed to make a Healing attempt if need be. BTW, Mibbit was not letting me into our chatroom, and neither did Kiwi, but I managed to get in via the CGI chat link, if you were planning on rolling using the chatroom dice rather than the other dice roller webpage.  Not sure what is up with our chatroom today, but I hope the problem doesn't persist until tomorrow, or we might have a low attendance for Sunday chat!

Yo, Bynw?  Can you look into the chat client malfunction please?  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 10, 2018, 01:28:39 pm
OK, I've thrown in my bit and Aliset's discovered another trap for you, so that's one fewer hazard for someone to step in. How many traps did Rayne leave for us?  I need to head to town for a bit, so feel free to play Aliset as needed. I've got her headed to check on Columcil, so if Wash fails his roll, she'll be well placed to make a Healing attempt if need be. BTW, Mibbit was not letting me into our chatroom, and neither did Kiwi, but I managed to get in via the CGI chat link, if you were planning on rolling using the chatroom dice rather than the other dice roller webpage.  Not sure what is up with our chatroom today, but I hope the problem doesn't persist until tomorrow, or we might have a low attendance for Sunday chat!

Yo, Bynw?  Can you look into the chat client malfunction please?  :)

I just logged in using all 3 web links and they all connected like they are supposed to connect.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 10, 2018, 01:36:57 pm
OK, I've thrown in my bit and Aliset's discovered another trap for you, so that's one fewer hazard for someone to step in. How many traps did Rayne leave for us?  I need to head to town for a bit, so feel free to play Aliset as needed. I've got her headed to check on Columcil, so if Wash fails his roll, she'll be well placed to make a Healing attempt if need be. BTW, Mibbit was not letting me into our chatroom, and neither did Kiwi, but I managed to get in via the CGI chat link, if you were planning on rolling using the chatroom dice rather than the other dice roller webpage.  Not sure what is up with our chatroom today, but I hope the problem doesn't persist until tomorrow, or we might have a low attendance for Sunday chat!

Yo, Bynw?  Can you look into the chat client malfunction please?  :)

I just logged in using all 3 web links and they all connected like they are supposed to connect.

It could just be my connection going woogy-woo again, since I also had some trouble with a YouTube video shortly after that, though for the moment everything seems to be working fine again now.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 10, 2018, 01:44:02 pm
OK, I've thrown in my bit and Aliset's discovered another trap for you, so that's one fewer hazard for someone to step in. How many traps did Rayne leave for us?  I need to head to town for a bit, so feel free to play Aliset as needed. I've got her headed to check on Columcil, so if Wash fails his roll, she'll be well placed to make a Healing attempt if need be. BTW, Mibbit was not letting me into our chatroom, and neither did Kiwi, but I managed to get in via the CGI chat link, if you were planning on rolling using the chatroom dice rather than the other dice roller webpage.  Not sure what is up with our chatroom today, but I hope the problem doesn't persist until tomorrow, or we might have a low attendance for Sunday chat!

Yo, Bynw?  Can you look into the chat client malfunction please?  :)

I just logged in using all 3 web links and they all connected like they are supposed to connect.

It could just be my connection going woogy-woo again, since I also had some trouble with a YouTube video shortly after that, though for the moment everything seems to be working fine again now.

Okay, cool (to the links behaving).  Evie's internet misbehaving is not cool.   ::)  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 10, 2018, 07:23:44 pm
Love to see Wash developing his healing talent and nice of Camber  to  help. I think this group  is  going to need more than a laundress. They keep getting  injured. I also love the relationship  growing among the four of them.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 10, 2018, 08:10:16 pm
Thank you for being a reader, DerynifanK. We just don't know how to stay out of trouble.  ;) Not only is the comradery between the four main characters becoming close. but I think us four writers have a good relationship too. I really like the people I am writing with. We each bring something to the table and I think it is a really good mix.
I know it gives me a smile every time I read something new. Even reading it three times over still makes me smile.  ;D Makes the time worth it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 10, 2018, 09:22:51 pm
You are four very talented and imaginative  writers and I look forward to every new post.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on March 11, 2018, 04:06:20 am
In reference to Columcil's healing, it's a good thing they didn't eat Melangell's hares.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 11, 2018, 07:34:35 am
So true. Having 2 saints helping you is better than one. But shouldn't  they finally be meeting up with Kelric? After all if Rayne could see them they must be close .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 11, 2018, 08:28:00 am
So true. Having 2 saints helping you is better than one. But shouldn't  they finally be meeting up with Kelric? After all if Rayne could see them they must be close .
Assuming that Kelric has not been set upon by trolls or killer coneys 😉
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on March 11, 2018, 09:16:49 am
You all are doing great! Nice to see what can only be Columcil's own beloved Saint  as well as St Camber.  Eagerly awaiting next installments when you can get to it. I know everyone is busy with real life, too.  This must be like proof reading a book by chapter as the author finishes writing them. Love it!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 11, 2018, 09:38:31 am
You all are doing great! Nice to see what can only be Columcil's own beloved Saint  as well as St Camber.  Eagerly awaiting next installments when you can get to it. I know everyone is busy with real life, too.  This must be like proof reading a book by chapter as the author finishes writing them. Love it!!

With the advantage (for the writers) that forum posts can be edited! (The Modify link at the top of each message allows the original author of the post [and also forum administrators] to edit.)  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 11, 2018, 10:31:04 am
I hope not!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 11, 2018, 01:05:26 pm
So true. Having 2 saints helping you is better than one. But shouldn't  they finally be meeting up with Kelric? After all if Rayne could see them they must be close .
Assuming that Kelric has not been set upon by trolls or killer coneys 😉

Please, if you don't write that, it won't happen. Of course, now that it is mentioned, anything can happen.  ;)
Just teasing. 8)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 11, 2018, 04:03:04 pm
Darn, now I really want to know what was in that tin. Will anyone ever get to investgate?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 11, 2018, 04:06:26 pm
Darn, now I really want to know what was in that tin. Will anyone ever get to investgate?

No worries. With our luck, it's probably landed on Duke Kelric' s unhelmeted head, thus eliminating our best chance at rescue!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 11, 2018, 04:07:32 pm
So who's going to roll for that?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 11, 2018, 04:08:59 pm
So who's going to roll for that?

*sound of crickets as no one volunteers....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 11, 2018, 06:04:30 pm
The tin was Rayne's and held the Deryni pricker.  Best left unfound.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 11, 2018, 06:20:38 pm
The tin was Rayne's and held the Deryni pricker.  Best left unfound.

YAY! clap clap clap! We may not have captured Rayne, but we have disarmed him from his toys. He will have to go back to Baron Oswald and grovel for mercy.
Good job, Darcy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 11, 2018, 07:37:26 pm
Yay. Glad he has lost his pricker. Hope no one else finds it. Also hope he has finally run out of toys.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 02:58:09 am
It took me a while to find this post. Bywn made this comment back in the OOC thread on page 26 back on January 15,2018

Due to the nature of this being a play-by-post game. I'm adding a nifty feature.

Anytime you roll all 6's for a Test for your character you get a Hero Point.
So on a Disadvantage Test, that's just one 6 needed since you only have one die.
On a Standard Test, then you need two 6's to get the hero point.
And on an Advantage Test, all 3 of them need to be 6's.

I've reviewed the posts for the game and it hasn't happened very often yet. But it has happened twice so far ...  PMs coming with your point totals.

Bynw, Evie and I were in chat on Saturday. This subject came up about when this type of hero point would be rewarded.  Bynw admitted he had not been able to keep up with this as he has not been feeling well. So, he stated that each of us can keep track of our own hero points  that are rewarded from rolling all 6's. However, he would continue be in charge for awarding hero points for heroic actions and deeds

So everyone can check their own posts from January 15 on ward to see if they rolled all '6's'. Make sure that Bynw didn't reward you for it, than if not go ahead and reward your character.

I did a brief survey through the story  from post # 202 onward and I came up with these all '6" rolls.

Washburn post #257, #284, #290, and #308.  I think I was awarded the point for 257 already, So may I add 3 hero points to Washburn.

Columcil I found a '6,6' roll on  post #289( that is so rare I think it should be worth 2 points,  ;D)  and a '6' on post #303. So Columcil should award himself 2 hero points if he hasn't already.

For Darcy I found a 6,6 roll in the OOC thread under post #454 on January 18 (three days after Bynw declared the award type for dice rolling), Jerusha was rolling for Darcy to haggle with the vendor for better dagger prices. I say this counts, I didn't check to see if it got posted in the GotP story thread. But I say give Darcy a hero point for that if he already didn't get it awarded.

Aliset, my perusal may have missed an all 6's roll. But it would be harder for her as she is nearly always rolling two or three dice. So look to see if you have any.

Now I did find one other 1d6 roll with results of a 6 made by Dhugal in post 204 on February 2,18. Does he get a hero point? He might need it in the preordained Sea Battle.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 04:50:04 am
Columcil thanks Lady Laurna for her meticulous work; he is convinced that her ability to  keep track of such things is a form of magic.

He does not believe however that he should be counted worthy to receive additional  hero points as his latest attempt to show initiative  resulted in such unheroic calamity.

He is already stressed by the thought of the Duke of Corwyn's approach and what will mean for the relationships within the group.  He is not sure at the moment  whether he wants to fling himself at his companions' feet in penitence or cry on their shoulders or possibly both. But he will be damned before he does either in front of Lord Jaxom.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 12, 2018, 05:55:01 am
Thanks for figuring all of that out, Laurna.  I agree, you have a magical gift for research.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 12, 2018, 09:20:21 am
Thanks for figuring all of that out, Laurna.  I agree, you have a magical gift for research.   :)

She does, doesn't she?  I imagine an English or history professor (or a professor of any other subject that tends to require a lot of research; law school if you want to count graduate studies?) would just adore having Laurna for a student!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 12, 2018, 09:28:51 am
Unfortunately, Master Darcy's double six was a test roll; I did another roll in the actual story to bring down the price of the dagger.   So I won't add another hero point.  Sigh....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 12, 2018, 11:21:50 am
Oops.  I just realized Darcy should have only rolled one dice, since he is untrained in his powers.  I'll let the story stay as written.  Maybe we can let Darcy keep the extra dice this time, just for trying.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 11:37:01 am
Oops.  I just realized Darcy should have only rolled one dice, since he is untrained in his powers.  I'll let the story stay as written.  Maybe we can let Darcy keep the extra dice this time, just for trying.   :)

Well, given all that's going on around him he's getting a lot of on-the-job training.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 12:11:17 pm
Oops.  I just realized Darcy should have only rolled one dice, since he is untrained in his powers.  I'll let the story stay as written.  Maybe we can let Darcy keep the extra dice this time, just for trying.   :)

Well, given all that's going on around him he's getting a lot of on-the-job training.

First time luck, I say.  and a lot of on-the-job training.  LOL.

Quote from: Revanne
He does not believe however that he should be counted worthy to receive additional  hero points as his latest attempt to show initiative  resulted in such unheroic calamity.

Revanne, I like your show of initiative, heroic indeed.  Please award Columcil the two Hero points. They were earned from rolling dice and not for heroic actions. Besides, Washburn need's you to keep making Heroic Heals, given all the trouble he seems to get into.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 12:39:56 pm
Oops.  I just realized Darcy should have only rolled one dice, since he is untrained in his powers.  I'll let the story stay as written.  Maybe we can let Darcy keep the extra dice this time, just for trying.   :)

Well, given all that's going on around him he's getting a lot of on-the-job training.

First time luck, I say.  and a lot of on-the-job training.  LOL.

Quote from: Revanne
He does not believe however that he should be counted worthy to receive additional  hero points as his latest attempt to show initiative  resulted in such unheroic calamity.

Revanne, I like your show of initiative, heroic indeed.  Please award Columcil the two Hero points. They were earned from rolling dice and not for heroic actions. Besides, Washburn need's you to keep making Heroic Heals, given all the trouble he seems to get into.   ;)

In that case... received with grateful thanks.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 12:53:10 pm
Whether Columcil is right in his somewhat uncharitable opinion of Lord Jaxom as "gormless" is open to question. After all the poor man is not privy to several vital bits of information regarding the plot of the story he has got himself entangled in.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 01:10:59 pm
Columcil said:

Quote
"Actually it's Lady Aliset I need, my Lady, or at least her skills." He added the latter quickly as the male face confronting his looked askance. "We're out of the wilderness now, and belike to meet with his Grace of Corwyn. I'd no like him to think us a pack o'beggars. D'ye no have some spell that can tidy us up a bit?"

LOL!  Let's hope Aliset doesn't roll snake eyes for this, or you'll all be meeting His Grace in your tattered braies!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 01:12:47 pm
You had me laughing at a "few sandwiches short of a picnic".  LOL  Since Lord Jaxom has not been given much of a chance to be anything but wanting to maintain control of "everything" and finding himself not in control with all these happenings, then I can see the poor fellow being called "gormless". lol

Quote from: Revanne
"... I'd no like him to think us a pack o'beggars. D'ye no have some spell that can tidy us up a bit?"

I was transcended to an image in "Cinderella", the Disney animation version, where one of the flying fairy god mothers comes in and taps her wand on each of our heads while singing a silly song. "Whippety, whoppity do!"
Your dress for the ball.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 01:19:34 pm
Columcil said:

Quote
"Actually it's Lady Aliset I need, my Lady, or at least her skills." He added the latter quickly as the male face confronting his looked askance. "We're out of the wilderness now, and belike to meet with his Grace of Corwyn. I'd no like him to think us a pack o'beggars. D'ye no have some spell that can tidy us up a bit?"

LOL!  Let's hope Aliset doesn't roll snake eyes for this, or you'll all be meeting His Grace in your tattered braies!   ;D

Now I am reminded of the water bath the young Washburn Cynfyn of 150 years ago tried to do to clean up his muddy dog while in the family solar, causing a torrential rain storm to occur within the room.  Or the time one of the CC members tried it in his rooms to devastating effects. lol.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 01:22:06 pm
I just rolled for this, but it has occurred to me to ask, do you think that Aliset casting an illusion of clean, untattered clothing would require a dice roll or not?  I know if I am doing a spell that affects another character, that requires a dice roll, but since this merely casts an illusion affecting perception of their clothing, that's less obvious to me.  Then again, since it does affect others' perceptions, maybe it does require a dice roll after all, unlike something else like conjuring handfire, which is a more basic skill.  Or maybe I'm overthinking this.  What do y'all think?  I have a small scene started based on my dice roll, but I'll wait to see what others think before I post it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 01:26:25 pm
I just rolled for this, but it has occurred to me to ask, do you think that Aliset casting an illusion of clean, untattered clothing would require a dice roll or not?  I know if I am doing a spell that affects another character, that requires a dice roll, but since this merely casts an illusion affecting perception of their clothing, that's less obvious to me.  Then again, since it does affect others' perceptions, maybe it does require a dice roll after all, unlike something else like conjuring handfire, which is a more basic skill.  Or maybe I'm overthinking this.  What do y'all think?  I have a small scene started based on my dice roll, but I'll wait to see what others think before I post it.

I think going to the church's well and cleaning up is the first order of business, possibly even changing cloths if we have any left in our bags that are unsoiled. Doubt that. After which if we still look like beggars- Most likely- Aliset can cast an illusion of clean un-torn cloths. That will require a roll for each person. But be prepared for his gromless Lord Jaxom to be "unamussed"  LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 01:26:43 pm
Did Aliset roll to change Shadow's appearance?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 01:27:33 pm
Did Aliset roll to change Shadow's appearance?
Yes she did.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 01:30:43 pm
Actually, I think Kelric will take us more seriously if we are a rag tag lot.   Otherwise he will be like, "Why the heck did you scare the dowager duchess and make her worry so much. I will not forgive you for that, as it appears to have been needless worry."
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 01:31:09 pm
Did Aliset roll to change Shadow's appearance?
Yes she did.

That's right, I had forgot that.  OK, will go ahead and post what I've written.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 12, 2018, 01:32:04 pm
Do you think the Duke of Corwyn might be able to see through the illusion or at least notice it is there?

His Grace may not look so dapper himself after quick-marching across the countryside.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 01:33:55 pm
Do you think the Duke of Corwyn might be able to see through the illusion or at least notice it is there?

His Grace may not look so dapper himself after quick-marching across the countryside.

Yeah, I think we're more likely to find ourselves in the company of not just one, but two hot and sweaty Morgans.

/me briefly contemplates that image and sighs wistfully for a cold shower....   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 12, 2018, 01:34:56 pm
Do you think the Duke of Corwyn might be able to see through the illusion or at least notice it is there?

His Grace may not look so dapper himself after quick-marching across the countryside.

That, and just maybe His Grace has other things to occupy his mind than how anyone's clothes look!  :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 01:36:13 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 01:37:20 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.

You could borrow Aliset's clothes. Oh wait, mortify his vanity, not simply be mortified....  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 01:40:59 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.

You could borrow Aliset's clothes. Oh wait, mortify his vanity, not simply be mortified....  ;)

Because that would ease his discomfort at the idea of meeting His Grace of Corwyn :-[
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 01:49:07 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.

You could borrow Aliset's clothes. Oh wait, mortify his vanity, not simply be mortified....  ;)

Because that would ease his discomfort at the idea of meeting His Grace of Corwyn :-[

They'd be clean. Especially as they've hardly been worn, since she's mostly been traveling wearing Alister's clothes!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 02:10:25 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.

You could borrow Aliset's clothes. Oh wait, mortify his vanity, not simply be mortified....  ;)

Because that would ease his discomfort at the idea of meeting His Grace of Corwyn :-[

They'd be clean. Especially as they've hardly been worn, since she's mostly been traveling wearing Alister's clothes!   ;D

LOL  Yes but would they fit?  :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 12, 2018, 02:15:05 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.

You could borrow Aliset's clothes. Oh wait, mortify his vanity, not simply be mortified....  ;)

Because that would ease his discomfort at the idea of meeting His Grace of Corwyn :-[

They'd be clean. Especially as they've hardly been worn, since she's mostly been traveling wearing Alister's clothes!   ;D

LOL  Yes but would they fit?  :P

Assuming that they would be made to fit by lacing probably just about. Columcil is only 5'7". Aliset could act as tiring maid, assuming she could stop laughing long enough.
Columcil is thinking longingly of that island off Meara where penitents climb the mountain on their knees.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 02:15:34 pm
Quote from: Jerusha
He had worn a beard years ago; the Captain said he looked like a snowball

This is sending me into uncontrollable peels of laughter. You expect Laurna/Washburn to think after that remark.  LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 12, 2018, 02:17:23 pm
Ah well, Columcil will just have to mortify his vanity.

You could borrow Aliset's clothes. Oh wait, mortify his vanity, not simply be mortified....  ;)

Because that would ease his discomfort at the idea of meeting His Grace of Corwyn :-[

They'd be clean. Especially as they've hardly been worn, since she's mostly been traveling wearing Alister's clothes!   ;D

LOL  Yes but would they fit?  :P

Assuming that they would be made to fit by lacing probably just about. Columcil is only 5'7". Aliset could act as tiring maid, assuming she could stop laughing long enough.
Columcil is thinking longingly of that island off Meara where penitents climb the mountain on their knees.

Forgive me, but I can not stop laughing.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 12, 2018, 03:52:05 pm
LOL @ vain tonsured Wash!  You do realize, right, that a Gwyneddan tonsure is at worst about as big around as a silver dollar, and at best (even when not grown out yet) maybe as big around as a dime? KK calls it "coin-sized."  We're not talking about the entire top of his hair gone here! By this time, I'm pretty sure the only person who even notices the formerly bald spot anymore is Wash himself.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 13, 2018, 05:53:09 am
That was lovely, revanne.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 13, 2018, 07:28:07 am
That was lovely, revanne.  Thank you.
Thank you. I fear Columcil's homely respite will not last long.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 13, 2018, 12:15:28 pm
Very nice Revanne, I feel like I visited the small church too.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 13, 2018, 12:29:22 pm
I forgot the armed guard, but I hope they would be tactful and wait just outside.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 13, 2018, 12:33:14 pm
Aliset can walk past the guard when she goes to get Columcil.
it works perfectly.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 16, 2018, 01:06:20 pm
Nice one, Laurna!  :D

You did a particularly great job of capturing the brotherly relationship between Kelric and Washburn.  The way Kelric views Wash reminds me of how my oldest brother behaves towards the rest of us siblings; he'll be the first to give us grief and pick on us (e.g. the "Sasquatch" and "puppy" jokes about my feet when I was a kid ;) ), but he's also the first one to any of our sides when the chips are down.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 16, 2018, 01:27:21 pm
Quote
“I owe you the greatest of apologies, my lord. I fear I have not succeeded in doing as you requested of me. I have the heir of Mariot under my protection, but our path to Rhemuth, which should have taken but five days, has been hindered multiple times. It is now seven days and we have but traveled two-thirds of the distance. I am sorry that I have failed you.”

Wow, has it only been seven days?  It feels like months!   ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 16, 2018, 03:34:12 pm
Ooch, to knees landing on rocks.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 16, 2018, 04:21:47 pm
Brilliant stories both.

Laurna you made me cry, you got inside Kelric's head so beautifully. And thank you for giving Alaric such a hero's death - seeing that Bynw had decreed his passing.


Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 16, 2018, 04:37:32 pm
Yes Laurna's story of the passing of Alaric was brilliant. A good flushing out of that back story. We already knew that he had passed saving the Kingdom. We knew he died in battle. We knew he died fighting during a magical duel. Great backstory
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 16, 2018, 05:36:41 pm
Thank you Bynw, revanne, Evie, Jerusha and DR. As I told my fellow writers when I first finished writing this sequence and shared it with them, I said that "My greatest misgiving, is that I am the one to write about the Death of Alaric Morgan. Never in the full 37 years that I have loved and cherished Alaric Morgan, did I ever think I would be writing about his death." I was very upset about doing so.  I wanted to make sure it was readable and unblemished so I enlisted Evie, Revanne, and Jerusha to give me all their input and editing skills before it was posted. Thank you ladies, your wonderful and an inspiration.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 16, 2018, 05:43:00 pm
Quote
twa seezes ta big not his bonnet

Now that I got it, this second go around. I am still laughing. I like Father Columcil. LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 16, 2018, 05:58:37 pm
I thought I'd better insert a translation.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 16, 2018, 05:59:04 pm
Thank you Bynw, revanne, Evie, Jerusha and DR. As I told my fellow writers when I first finished writing this sequence and shared it with them, I said that "My greatest misgiving, is that I am the one to write about the Death of Alaric Morgan. Never in the full 37 years that I have loved and cherished Alaric Morgan, did I ever think I would be writing about his death." I was very upset about doing so.  I wanted to make sure it was readable and unblemished so I enlisted Evie, Revanne, and Jerusha to give me all their input and editing skills before it was posted. Thank you ladies, your wonderful and an inspiration.

Having the chance to see it in advance was an honour, Laurna.  I got to enjoy it twice!   :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 16, 2018, 06:01:11 pm
I thought I'd better insert a translation.

It's nice to have Father Columcil keep us grounded.  Especially when we understand what he said.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 16, 2018, 06:03:12 pm
Thank you Bynw, revanne, Evie, Jerusha and DR. As I told my fellow writers when I first finished writing this sequence and shared it with them, I said that "My greatest misgiving, is that I am the one to write about the Death of Alaric Morgan. Never in the full 37 years that I have loved and cherished Alaric Morgan, did I ever think I would be writing about his death." I was very upset about doing so.  I wanted to make sure it was readable and unblemished so I enlisted Evie, Revanne, and Jerusha to give me all their input and editing skills before it was posted. Thank you ladies, your wonderful and an inspiration.

Having the chance to see it in advance was an honour, Laurna.  I got to enjoy it twice!   :D

Absolutely an honour Laurna. Thank you for sharing this with us all.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 17, 2018, 12:32:18 am
Oh, poor Aliset, I do hope the king and queen will be ever so thoughtful of her future.

Good game/story day. and not one roll of the dice made. Nice.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 17, 2018, 07:59:56 am
Laurna that was a very sad and moving story and beautifully done. I still don't understand why bynw wanted to kill Alaric. The game was supposed to be fun and exciting, not make us upset and sad. This really made me cry. I hope KK will write a sequel to KKB and tell us what really happened to our favorite characters and to Gwynedd
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 17, 2018, 08:07:30 am
KK has killed off some very good characters herself.

Rhys, Javan, Camber (when he truly died), Evaine, and I'm sure there are many others as well.

The main reason is to focus the game storyline on the player characters so they are not overshadowed by any non player character such as Alaric Morgan, who would have the freedom to ride out and assist just as his heir is doing now. Kelson and Duncan can't really ride out at anytime as they have other duties that prevents them so they don't overshadow the main characters. I actually considered putting it further into the future where Kelson's son would be King so many of the old guard would be dead by age at least. But I didn't want to detail out that much information.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 17, 2018, 08:37:47 am
Thanks for the explanation. I see what you are saying. Just wish he could have been a senior advisor, maybe not really able to readily ride out anymore. But he probably wouldn't have liked that much.
Also, poor Aliset. I hope Kelson will consider all she has gone through when he decides her future. He has always been a kind and caring monarch and I'm sure he will.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 17, 2018, 10:15:55 am
You are all amazing writers
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 17, 2018, 01:31:55 pm
I really think Alaric would have hated having to see others ride out in his stead. To die heroically in the service of his beloved king whilst protecting his country -and remember Corwyn would have been most vulnerable and Alaric cared deeply for his people even when rhey were tempted to follow Warin in rebellion against him - would have surely been the death he would gave most chosen. And to take four of the Camberian Council with him would have been a great bonus.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 17, 2018, 02:34:56 pm
When you wrote about Alaric’s funeral cortege it reminded me of the week Princess Diana died and how everything seemed to be covered in a grey cloud. People lined up outside churches to light candles and write in books of condolence. Everything stopped for her funeral, the shops were closed and people lined the streets throwing white flowers under the wheels of the funeral car. As the procession  moved through London the bell of Westminster Abbey tolled every minute and of course there was not a dry eye as the two young princes walked behind the cortege. I can just see the scene in my mind's eye of the people of Gwynedd coming out to pay tribute to the Great Duke. I think that's how he would have become known -so different from the Deryni Duke, with its fearful overtones, of his youth.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 18, 2018, 07:57:04 am
Why do I feel so sure there is trouble ahead?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on March 18, 2018, 09:51:15 am
Do you all mind if I post here, since I'm following the story?  I think you are right. He would have regretted leaving Richenda & the children without him but he would have considered death while defending his own duchy and Gwynedd as a result, would be the absolute best way to die. I think all the people would then have loved him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 18, 2018, 11:29:59 am
Anyone can post in this thread. We just want to keep the "Ghosts of the Past" thread clear of extra posts.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 18, 2018, 12:45:19 pm
I think those who knew him or served him already loved him. I do wish bynw had given him more time with  his family  maybe an extra decade? But if he had to go I agree that is the way he would have chosen. Can  see Wash becoming more like his father, especially  now he is learning to use his healing powers. Have lots of questions  for you to answer. Do Darcy and his brother  reunite? Is soneone going to figure out that Columcil is Dhugal's son and does Dhugal find out? Then there is this whole Valerian  conspiracy. What happens  in Meara? I don't have a good feeling about Sidana's future right now. Great game, lots of things to speculate about
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 19, 2018, 03:51:35 pm
Is Master Rayne  finally going to be caught! Hope so 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 20, 2018, 08:08:59 am
Nice to see the change in the relationship  between  the  two  brothers. Just think, two formidable  Morgans, Valerian  better look out, Hope they catch Rayne and Wash gets his sword back In fact possession  of that sword might just be the evidence they need against Rayne
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 21, 2018, 10:33:46 am
Glad Columcil had the sense to pack his mint leaves.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 21, 2018, 01:16:02 pm
Glad Columcil had the sense to pack his mint leaves.

But did he pack his basil and oregano?  He sounds pretty Italian to me!   ;D

Quote
"But I am nat’a sure I can’a walk that far myself."
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 22, 2018, 08:44:43 am
Phew. Well done Frogzilla and glad those Torenthi dice can be fooled. I was desperately trying to think whether Columcil could touch Kelric’s mind being worried when Washburn failed to appear from the stable.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 22, 2018, 12:19:24 pm
I rolled for Rayne before I finished writing his part, so I knew he had missed when I went to work. So I wasn't worried myself over that. Sorry if I prolonged everyone else finding out. I had thought Wash could focus telekinesis the arrow away anyway, I rolled a 4 and I was thinking he had succeeded. only  trouble was, as I wrote it, I  figure out that he would have to see the arrow to do telekinesis and he had to turn to see the arrow which would brake his focus, Wash and I both learned something- bad plan to have your back turned to your enemy- and then suddenly the telekinesis roll didn't work.  I was only to glad for the failed roll that the arrow didn't hit any of the animals.  I hope I made it fun to read.
Can not wait to see what happens next.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 22, 2018, 02:55:12 pm
Oh dear.  Another complication is just what we need.   ;)

Lord Jaxom may want to remember his thoughts about the capabilities of a ship's officer if he gets to friendly with Lady Aliset.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 22, 2018, 02:56:06 pm
Way to go frogzilla. Will Kelric  find out that Lord Buckley is actually a Mearan  sympathizer and what will he do about it? This trip to Rhemuth  seems to go on forever, like an old story I remember where characters  were always traveling but somehow  never reached their destination.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 22, 2018, 03:22:39 pm
Oh no. I hope they get to Rhemuth. An old friend will be waiting there ... and I know where too.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 22, 2018, 05:45:26 pm
You're teasing Bynw making it harder to wait for the next installments. This trip  already feels like it has lasted forever  Help!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 22, 2018, 06:24:05 pm
Glad to have you back, Bynw, though no good may come from it.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 23, 2018, 04:48:54 am
Hope this means you are better Bynw. In game terms you scare me more when you go silent -I like my threats where I can see them.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 23, 2018, 03:26:11 pm
Well Kelric  has a rather knotty problem to deal with. It will be interesting  to see how he manages it. Hope the bacon will give himself away
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 23, 2018, 06:16:24 pm
Fortunately, the resistance to restore a Free Meara operates on a cell structure to ensure security in case one of their number is captured. He can only betray a handfull of men. Most don't even know Valarian's name. They know a Princess will be crowned Queen. One who is free of the so-called Haldane influence. Of course many of these brave resistance fighters have learned the truth. The Haldane's have been dead for centuries. They all died in that fatefull year that the Festil's swept in and made their coup. Cinhil Haldane truly is the grandson of a common Drapper. The tale of his family being saved was made up to give Camber and his ilk legitimacy when they usurped the throne from the last Festilic king. The plan backfired of course and the lie has gone on for more than 200 years.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 23, 2018, 06:37:56 pm
Clever.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 23, 2018, 06:42:26 pm
Well part of the GM's job it to make it a little bit more interesting for everyone.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 23, 2018, 07:26:30 pm
Some people will believe anything
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 24, 2018, 03:36:16 pm
Just rereading some previous fanfic of mine in which a character  Mindspoke to another and I thought "But I didn't  roll for that." I am being haunted by Torenthi dice!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 24, 2018, 03:43:01 pm
lol  I know how you feel.
If I ever go back to finishing my fanfic, I will never write it quite the same.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 24, 2018, 04:02:20 pm
I hope you do go back to your fanfic, I enjoy it so much.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 26, 2018, 06:21:02 am
Help, Laurna. I did NOT see that coming!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 26, 2018, 09:32:10 am
Just reread it. I thought it was Washburn who was spitted but if I'm right this time it was Dolan. I can breathe again.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 26, 2018, 09:39:41 am
I also read it twice just to make sure who skewered who!

Good that Rayne was not the one who killed Alister so that Aliset's secret is not totally out in the open.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 26, 2018, 09:40:17 am
Just reread it. I thought it was Washburn who was spitted but if I'm right this time it was Dolan. I can breathe again.

Yeah, upon re-reading that, it does look like it can be read either way!   :o  But since I very much doubt Laurna would kill off her own character without a catastrophic dice roll to force that action, I think we can safely assume it's Dolan who has been sliced open. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 26, 2018, 09:41:26 am
I'm sure Aliset will have some response to this scene. I just haven't had any time to start writing it yet.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 26, 2018, 09:56:24 am
Just reread it. I thought it was Washburn who was spitted but if I'm right this time it was Dolan. I can breathe again.

Yeah, upon re-reading that, it does look like it can be read either way!   :o  But since I very much doubt Laurna would kill off her own character without a catastrophic dice roll to force that action, I think we can safely assume it's Dolan who has been sliced open.
I was hoping that she was counting on their being enough healers and hero points around to rescue Wash but glad they are not needed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 26, 2018, 10:55:35 am
Just reread it. I thought it was Washburn who was spitted but if I'm right this time it was Dolan. I can breathe again.

Yeah, upon re-reading that, it does look like it can be read either way!   :o  But since I very much doubt Laurna would kill off her own character without a catastrophic dice roll to force that action, I think we can safely assume it's Dolan who has been sliced open.
I was hoping that she was counting on their being enough healers and hero points around to rescue Wash but glad they are not needed.

If someone has just been skewered from breastbone to spine, which I think would mean straight through the heart/lung area as well, I'm pretty sure they'd be beyond the help of the entire Gabrilite order. We might need to bypass Saint Camber and call on Gabriel's or Raphael's direct intervention instead, and God only knows how many hero points that would cost!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 26, 2018, 11:12:38 am
Bynw might think we were cheating or something ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 26, 2018, 11:45:24 am
Bynw might think we were cheating or something ;)

LOL nope. And it would cost many Hero Points. How many do you all have? How many does your family have? Hmmmm still not enough.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 26, 2018, 01:14:00 pm
Opps,  No Not Wash!
Sorry if that was even mistakenly read that way. That is what happens when I finally finish a scene off at 3am in the morning. I had worked on the scene for three days on and off. Rewriting most of it last night from 10pm, when I got home, to 3am. The last part was such a shocker to even me that I just posted it. I had planed all along for someone to take out Rayne before he could revel Lord Buckley.  Never once, however, had it occurred to me that he would revel Princess Sidana. Not until he actually did it. I think everyone in the room was so surprised, as was I, that the steward jumped forward to stop him and then the steward killed himself so as not to be a pon to the Deryni TruthReading.  It all happened rather quickly in my writing last night. sorry to confuse.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 26, 2018, 01:16:10 pm
Sorry to disappoint poor Dolin. He did manage to avoid being Truth-Read or Mind-Seen, but I guess he's never heard of Death-Reading.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 26, 2018, 01:43:44 pm
I was wondering about that.  And Lord Buckley can't very well object.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 26, 2018, 01:56:39 pm
I had to read it twice to catch on that Dolan skewered himself on Wash's sword. The information  from the death reading should be helpful but wish they could get to Rhemuth
Of course first they have to get out of their  current situation. More twists and turns. Also wondering where Kelson's two spies are. Every post raises more questions  for me. Great writing! There used to be an old radio program  called Suspense. That would be a good subtitle for this as there is certainly  lots of suspense .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 27, 2018, 07:23:38 am
and they are out of the frying pan and into the fire .... and it's not my fault at all :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 27, 2018, 07:26:48 am
Just sit back and enjoy, Bynw.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 27, 2018, 08:36:54 am
and they are out of the frying pan and into the fire .... and it's not my fault at all :)

Yeah, we do nearly all the work for you, don't we?   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 27, 2018, 08:58:13 am
and they are out of the frying pan and into the fire .... and it's not my fault at all :)

Yeah, we do nearly all the work for you, don't we?   ;D


Being storytellers and writers yourselves. It takes a lot of load of the GM. I dont have to create encounters and adventure hooks for you guys. You do quiet well on your own. I just have to every now and again nudge you in the proper direction.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 27, 2018, 09:33:29 am
and they are out of the frying pan and into the fire .... and it's not my fault at all :)

Yeah, we do nearly all the work for you, don't we?   ;D


Being storytellers and writers yourselves. It takes a lot of load of the GM. I dont have to create encounters and adventure hooks for you guys. You do quiet well on your own. I just have to every now and again nudge you in the proper direction.

Or just spook Laurna with the mere mention of merasha bolts, so I can wake up the following morning to find a new scene that jolts me awake instantly thinking "OMG, what fresh hell have we landed in NOW?!"   :o ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 27, 2018, 09:50:14 am
and they are out of the frying pan and into the fire .... and it's not my fault at all :)

Yeah, we do nearly all the work for you, don't we?   ;D


Being storytellers and writers yourselves. It takes a lot of load of the GM. I dont have to create encounters and adventure hooks for you guys. You do quiet well on your own. I just have to every now and again nudge you in the proper direction.

Or just spook Laurna with the mere mention of merasha bolts, so I can wake up the following morning to find a new scene that jolts me awake instantly thinking "OMG, what fresh hell have we landed in NOW?!"   :o ;D  ;D

Alternate Game Thread Title:  "Oh dear heavens, what now?!"   :o ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 27, 2018, 10:04:16 am
No more merasha darts for Wash.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 27, 2018, 10:30:01 am
Yea!  Oh wait, that means you've thought of something else.   :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 27, 2018, 11:47:39 am
Gades!  What ever it is, don't even hint at it. I have only enough imagination to try to keep up with the current problem. Not enough to avoid the future's.  ::)

Anyone who thinks they can play Kelric and get us out of the current situation, diplomatically (without bloodshed), have at it.
Please.  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 27, 2018, 11:58:24 am
I have a thought and some dice rolls which would enable it - I doubt that Lord Brackley actually wants to trigger a major incident any more than does Duke Kelric. I won't be able to write anything until tonight my time - about 4 EST so Evie or Jerusha feel free if you want to write something before then.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 27, 2018, 12:04:16 pm
Gades!  What ever it is, don't even hint at it. I have only enough imagination to try to keep up with the current problem. Not enough to avoid the future's.  ::)



That would be telling.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 27, 2018, 01:30:13 pm
I have a thought and some dice rolls which would enable it - I doubt that Lord Brackley actually wants to trigger a major incident any more than does Duke Kelric. I won't be able to write anything until tonight my time - about 4 EST so Evie or Jerusha feel free if you want to write something before then.

Sadly, I suspect I'm about to spend the remainder of this afternoon commandeered into helping pack office supplies into boxes for our move next week, but if I do get some free time and sufficient ability to focus, I'll see if I can come up with anything.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 27, 2018, 02:18:51 pm
Office moving, yikes. After assisting in disaster cleanup, too. Take your time. If we can get to Arx Fidei, I think we can all take time off for other activities in the coming week.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 27, 2018, 02:28:34 pm
I just found this on facebook.
Proof that Darcy's Killer Coneys Do exist. LOL

https://digventures.com/2015/07/7-reasons-why-archaeologists-are-afraid-of-bunnies/ (https://digventures.com/2015/07/7-reasons-why-archaeologists-are-afraid-of-bunnies/)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 27, 2018, 02:34:35 pm
(and thanks to a comedian we have this)


In an abandoned ware house with no lights just shadows and soon no rabbits. The purpose of the event was to pass the torch. From one generation of heavy metal to the next. And their lied...in his black leather hunting outfit with shotgun guitar with spikes coming out of it, Ozzie Fudd the Rabbit Slayer!

In the dead of night
A shimmewin' wight
Gweem of a bwade
And dah devew was paid
When dah axe comes down
A chiwin' sound
Steel hits da head
Anothaw wabbit's dead
I'm a wabbit swayer
A guitaw pwayaw
With a nasty habbit

Kill dah wabbit!!! (hah hah hah)
AhhhaahooOhhh

I'm a mean mistweetah
A wabbit feastah
And I pwedict
A bwoody Eastaw
A scuwowing shadow
And dah shadow was dis wabbit
And dah night air echoes
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Kill dah wabbit!!!
Ohhhh...and dayah won't be any mow wabbits awound
No mow Wodgah Wabbit
No mow Petah Wabbit
And no mow Pwayboy Bunny Wabbits!
Ah ha ha ha ha
Be vewy vewy cawafo

Translated:
In the dead of night
A shimmerin' light
Gleam of a blade
And the devil was paid
When the axe comes down
A chilling sound
Steel hits the head
Another rabbit's dead
I'm a rabbit slayer
A guitar player
With a nasty habit

Kill the rabbit!!!
AhhhaahooOhhh
Be very very quiet!
I'm lookin' for rabbits...

I'm a mean mistreater
A rabbit feaster
And I predict
A bloody Easter
A scurrying shadow
And the shadow was this rabbit
And the night air echoes
Kill the rabbit!!!
Kill the rabbit!!!
Kill the rabbit!!!
Kill the rabbit!!!
Kill the rabbit!!!
Kill the rabbit!!!
Kill the rabbit!!!
Ohhhh...and there won't be any more rabbits around
No more Roger Rabbit
No more Peter Rabbit
And no more Playboy Bunny Rabbits!
Ah ha ha ha ha
Be very very careful
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 27, 2018, 03:34:53 pm

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"No more play boy bunny rabbits"

LOL  that was terrible and funny at the same time, Bynw.

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No blessing was said as they departed, no wishes for a safe journey.  Darcy was glad to be gone.

Thank you, thank you, Jerusha/Darcy and Kelric. Good riddance to Buckley Manor.
Washburn is not sure if he will ever be able to put this nightmare day to rest. It has been the longest day of his life.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 27, 2018, 03:38:47 pm
Just as long as the distinction between rabbits and hares is maintained. We are in enough trouble without upsetting St Melangell. Rabbit pie now, that's a different matter.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 27, 2018, 06:13:50 pm
I just found this on facebook.
Proof that Darcy's Killer Coneys Do exist. LOL

https://digventures.com/2015/07/7-reasons-why-archaeologists-are-afraid-of-bunnies/ (https://digventures.com/2015/07/7-reasons-why-archaeologists-are-afraid-of-bunnies/)

Darcy nods his head wisely.  "Proof I was right about killer coneys.  And there are trolls, too!"
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 28, 2018, 04:57:16 pm
I have trouble understanding  why anyone wants Meara since it seems to be a constant pain. Wonder if Buckley will regret  joining the rebellion. Somehow I think he will. Wish Someone  would get to Rhemuth  and let Kelson know what is happening.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 28, 2018, 05:06:31 pm
I have trouble understanding  why anyone wants Meara since it seems to be a constant pain. Wonder if Buckley will regret  joining the rebellion. Somehow I think he will. Wish Someone  would get to Rhemuth  and let Kelson know what is happening.

I think it's less that anyone wants Meara than that they don't want anyone else to have it and use it as a base for incursions or outright invasion of Gwynedd.

I am sure that Kelric is keeping Kelson informed - it's just that they are keeping that conversation private and no informing the rest of us.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 28, 2018, 05:07:26 pm
Amazing how therapeutic writing is for stress.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 28, 2018, 08:31:19 pm
Does anyone else feel that this day has more than the normal  allotment of hous? It really seems to have no end.
Feel really sorry  for the man who has to report to Valerian. Doesn'T look like it will be a good outcome  for him. Wonder how he came  to serve such a harsh master?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 28, 2018, 10:19:00 pm
Amazing how therapeutic writing is for stress.

Therapeutic, I like that. I've been calling it an adventure escape. Of course I won't tell you what I call it when it's my own characters head on the chopping block. That is when the real world is therapeutic. :D

Does anyone else feel that this day has more than the normal  allotment of hours? It really seems to have no end.
Feel really sorry  for the man who has to report to Valerian. Doesn'T look like it will be a good outcome  for him. Wonder how he came  to serve such a harsh master?
I am sure Valerian will ultimatly show restraint for the messenger. However, I am thinking Lord Buckley would do better to stay in the Connait with his family, like forever!

About this long summer day. Wash will agree with you. Even though there was a little inconsistinacy in the time line, we did lose a day in a Meresha haze inside the warded dome. So this day started with Lord Jaxom finding the dome in the woods out side of Droghera. The morning Wash and Darcy were waiting in the tree was a full day and a half before where we are at now.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 29, 2018, 01:15:09 am
In fairness to Valerian, his vassal would not have been anything like as afraid were it not for those wretched dice that prolonged his agony. Incidentally I am sure that in Torenth and points east they are known as "cursed Geyneddian dice!"
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 29, 2018, 11:18:57 am
Poor Darcy. That's what comes of 48 hour days.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on March 29, 2018, 02:50:19 pm
LOL Evie.  That was the best snake-eyes roll of the game.
I mean, what girl wouldn't want to end a day like this in the arms of Duke Kelric Morgan of Corwyn.
Giggle, giggle, giggle.

P.S. Does Aliset maintain her disguise or does she falter back to herself? Thus, adding even more distress for Duke Kelric. I do hope Darcy and Father Columcil are close at hand.  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on March 29, 2018, 02:51:28 pm
Your wish is my command.  ;D

Thanks, revanne, for letting me borrow Father Columcil for a moment.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 29, 2018, 02:52:55 pm
Given that she has been using it rather extensively. It should stay even when she is asleep or loses consciousness
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 29, 2018, 02:55:50 pm
Well, if she's managed to preserve her Lord Alister disguise, at least the monks won't be scandalized by the supposition that some brazen hussy has entered Arx Fidei in disguise just so she could throw herself at the Duke of Corwyn!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 29, 2018, 06:18:35 pm
Your wish is my command.  ;D

Thanks, revanne, for letting me borrow Father Columcil for a moment.   :)

You're welcome. I'm  glad  he didn't  miss the fun.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 29, 2018, 08:22:27 pm
Yay! ArxFidei  at last and sleep, lovely sleep. Loved the picture  of Kelric  with Aliset/Aliset in his arms. Giggles. Whatever else they have to deal with will have to wait for the morrow .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 30, 2018, 09:08:07 am
I was wondering  if it would  be possible for Kelric  to read Aliset while she was asleep  she had started to roll back her shields. Would they close again or remain  at least partially open? I know Kelson read Caulay  in his sleep in TBH but he wasn't  deryni. Just a thought for future consideration.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 30, 2018, 09:20:14 am
Possible, yes.  Though unless he decided to go ahead and access her mind while he was still holding her (which he might have done, since it was obvious she had already invited him to do so), I can't really imagine him barging into a lady's sleeping chamber to do it now that she's been brought to bed (even if Aliset still looks like a man, Kelric knows otherwise), nor can I imagine that her protective companions would think very highly of him doing so.  Kelric might well decide that whatever she knows can wait until morning, and if he thinks otherwise, well, see Option 1 above.   :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on March 30, 2018, 12:27:28 pm
Thanks for the nod, revanne!  ;)

[Father Columcil] rose as quietly as his aching body would allow and, taking his shoes in one hand and his pack in another, he stepped carefully over Darcy and went to find St Jorian.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on March 30, 2018, 01:11:17 pm
Oh goodness , here we go again! Hope it's not as bad as last time, If Rory really has been able to inspire affection and  loyalty  the rebels might find that they gave much less support. Hope so anyway 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on March 30, 2018, 01:36:55 pm
Looks like the usurping Drapers are going to be out of Meara by dawn
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on March 30, 2018, 01:39:19 pm
Looks like the usurping Drapers are going to be out of Meara by dawn

Given that the "Drapers" are all in Laas right now, I doubt that, but Rory and Noelie will be annoyed at not being able to return home from their family celebration as quickly as planned.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on March 31, 2018, 09:22:11 am
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on March 31, 2018, 11:02:57 am
So many threads to weave together! Can't wait to see what happens next!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on April 05, 2018, 09:29:41 am
Because it was bugging my brain, Kelric and Columcil are second cousins, once removed.  Kelric's father (Alaric) and Columcil's grandfather (Duncan) are first cousins, since their mothers were sisters (and twins no less), so Dhugal and Kelric are second cousins, because their fathers are/were first cousins.  Columcil being Dhugal's son (albeit from the wrong side of the blanket) adds a generation of remove between himself and His Grace of Corwyn.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 05, 2018, 09:34:43 am
What a beautiful  interaction between  Kelric and Columcil, a comfort to both. Whether Dhugal ever finds out, Columcil does have a source of support  and I'M sure this has done much to calm his fears. And perhaps it will give  support  and comfort  to Kelric too, just lovely , sigh...
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on April 05, 2018, 09:48:04 am
It was indeed a lovely scene between the two.

I can feature Dhugal being upset if/when he finds out that Columcil is his son, if for no other reason than that he would have acknowledged and directly supported Columcil as he grew up had Dhugal but known Columcil existed; I can see him feeling like he missed out on Columcil's childhood, rather the way that Duncan felt when they all found out that Dhugal was his and Maryse's son.

I can't really see Dhugal behaving any other way; though he might seem angry at first, it would be anger that he never knew that he had this son, which is not remotely Columcil's fault.  The Duke of Cassan might have some choice words for his own father, though!  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 05, 2018, 09:58:05 am
So true.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on April 05, 2018, 10:29:57 am
Yes I can envisage Dhugal being annoyed with Duncan.   And some muttering when he realises that he has a priest for a son as well as one for a father 😀
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 05, 2018, 02:34:16 pm
I think Kelric is much relieved to discover Father Columcil's origins. That is one mystery solved and one more man he realizes he can trust. Columcil's actions have already proven that he is worthy, this just solidifies the Duke's good opinion of a man who is now family. Kelric may just wonder how it was that his younger brother seems to have missed the clues. Washburn had reveled to Kelric how he sensed a familiarity between Columcil's magic to that of Uncle Duncan, but had put it down to the one training the other. Not to a blood inheritance.  Kelric will wonder what will happen if Washburn figures it out. He is certain his brother has enough integrity to also keep the secrete. Besides those two have become friends.

Revanne thank you for the lovely interlude.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 05, 2018, 02:41:04 pm
I don't think that Duncan is to be blamed for not telling Dhugal, as it was not his secret to tell. Columcil's mother had never revealed who his father was, and only did so when it became clear that Columcil had a calling to priesthood and asking the local priest to reveal his true parentage to Duncan was the only way, or at any rate the best way, of getting the bar of his illegitimacy overridden.  Duncan never met Columcil's mother - she would no more have thought of approaching a man of Duncan's status than fly to the moon - and he did not have her permission to share the secret with anyone else. The fact that he insisted that Columcil be told was technically in breach of the seal but one that he felt was owed in justice to Columcil. Columcil's mother is now dead, and I think that Duncan will feel that it is down to Columcil whether Dhugal is told. Columcil will feel himself bound by his oath to Duncan. At the time of Duncan's original decision he also acted to protect Dhugal (as indeed did Columcil's mother) not knowing whether Columcil might cause, or try to cause, trouble for Dhugal. Having kept an eye on Columcil over the years, and especially having Washburn and Kelric's estimation of his character, that fear will have been assuaged, but whether or not it would be helpful for either Dhugal and Columcil to have their relationship revealed at this late stage is another matter. Hopefully they will not just bump into each other without any warning.

I'm also not sure whether the comparison with Maryse holds as had things gone differently she and Duncan would have been openly married and Dhugal their legitimate son. Columcil's conception was the result of Dhugal's seduction by a girl far below his social standing, and who lied to him about the chances of her becoming pregnant. Whether she had hoped to entrap the young laird of Transha, or whether it was a chance roll in the hay which she didn't want to miss out on, became irrelevant once Kelson appeared at Transha and Dhugal's obvious renewed friendship and blood-brotherhood with the king took him for ever out of her reach even before his true birthright was revealed.

If Dhugal ever find out, (I have no idea at this stage) it will surely be her that he is angry with, although it is unlikely that he even remembers her or the occasion. By her lights though she was loyal to him and had no wish to either embarrass him or expected anything from him.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 05, 2018, 03:03:34 pm
Thanks DR for working out the precise relationship between Columcil and Kelric, which I gave up on (and cheated by having Kelric give up on it too).

Laurna, I don't think that Washburn knows Dhugal anything like as well as Kelric does. Because Duncan and Alaric fathered their sons at such different ages, although Dhugal is technically the same generation as Kelric and Washburn he is old enough to be even Kelric's father. I would imagine that when Kelric suddenly and traumatically became Duke of Corwyn Dhugal would have taken him under his wing and they would have become very close, a closeness not available to Washburn. So although Washburn picks up something he cannot as easily place it as Kelric. Also it is the informal, at ease Dhugal that Columcil most reminds Kelric of, and again Kelric is more likely to see Dhugal "out of Duke" than Washburn is.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 05, 2018, 03:09:34 pm
Oh dear. Not the best idea Lord Jaxom has ever had.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on April 05, 2018, 03:29:45 pm
Thanks DR for working out the precise relationship between Columcil and Kelric, which I gave up on (and cheated by having Kelric give up on it too).

Laurna, I don't think that Washburn knows Dhugal anything like as well as Kelric does. Because Duncan and Alaric fathered their sons at such different ages, although Dhugal is technically the same generation as Kelric and Washburn he is old enough to be even Kelric's father. I would imagine that when Kelric suddenly and traumatically became Duke of Corwyn Dhugal would have taken him under his wing and they would have become very close, a closeness not available to Washburn. So although Washburn picks up something he cannot as easily place it as Kelric. Also it is the informal, at ease Dhugal that Columcil most reminds Kelric of, and again Kelric is more likely to see Dhugal "out of Duke" than Washburn is.

You're very welcome.  The exact degree of cousin-ship doesn't really add anything particularly to that scene or the story in general (as far as Kelric is concerned, Columcil is an honorable man and a cousin, and thus he's in Kelric's good books likely to stay, and as far as Columcil is concerned, His Grace of Corwyn is an honorable and noble [in both birth and conduct] man and a cousin, and Kelric is likewise in Columcil's good books there to stay--and that's the important part, which is well established by, "Eh, we're cousins of some degree"), but I'm pedantic like that and wanted to sort it out!  :D

And no, you're right, the situation between Dhugal, Duncan, Columcil, and Columcil's late mother isn't very like the situation a few decades earlier regarding Duncan, Maryse, Caulay and Adreana, and Dhugal himself, except that Duncan didn't know he had a son at all until that son was a young adult, and now Dhugal has a son he doesn't know exists who is now middle-aged.

In the event that Columcil's parentage becomes known, I can still see Dhugal being a bit upset with Duncan, because Duncan knew and didn't tell him, even though Duncan had plenty of very good reasons not to tell Dhugal.  Emotions aren't very logical sometimes.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on April 05, 2018, 03:30:28 pm
Oh dear. Not the best idea Lord Jaxom has ever had.

My thought was, "Someone bit off more than he can chew, and it wasn't Darcy!"  :P ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 05, 2018, 04:37:02 pm
Way to go Darcy! Think Jaxsom made a really bad choice  trying to spy on Aliset. He really needs to grow up before he ends up in a dangerous  situation  he can't get out of
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 06, 2018, 08:03:31 am
I'm hoping that it was the pallet that took the brunt of Washburn's shoving and not Darcy's back.

I love how you have written Washburn's dreams and his realisation that whatever his calling may prove to be it is not to get up and pray at the crack of dawn.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 06, 2018, 10:33:13 am
Poor Ratharkan. The Mearans  burned it in their last rebellian. If I were a resident of that city I would truly hate them and hope that Kelson would eliminate them. They seem to be a murderous  lot who kill indiscriminately . Why kill the servants?
I can sympathize with Wash's reluctance to do anything  that involves  having to always get up early. I love his commitment  to learn and develop his healing talent.
Do you suppose anyone else heard that desperate  call for help?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 07, 2018, 05:23:03 pm
Well Done, Revanne, nobily written.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 07, 2018, 08:05:09 pm
Wonderful  Revanne. I think Kelric does not realize what a true son of his father he is. Alaric would be proud of both his sons. In fact, I think he is proud.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 07, 2018, 08:08:42 pm
Oh dear, Jerusha. I hope Iain survives and rescues Lady Agnes, It would be so sad if he and Darcy never came together.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on April 08, 2018, 08:02:12 am
Why do I think getting to Rhemuth may not be as easy as Kelric hopes? What could possibly go wrong?!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 08, 2018, 11:33:52 am
I worry about Jaxom and really don't trust him. What could  go wrong? With the history of this journey far too many things. Wish they would  just finally reach  Rhemuth
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 08, 2018, 11:47:10 am
I worry about Jaxon and really don't trust him. What could  go wrong? With the history of this journey far too many things. Wish they would  just finally reach  Rhemuth

I trust that Jaxom is the King's man, I trust that in a fight he is a knight and will do his best. Trouble is, he is a pompous young man who might be looking to better his position in the eyes of the court and he is a lustful young man who imagines he can very easily sway a certain young woman. I mean what woman would turn away from the Heir of Trillick. :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 08, 2018, 12:11:45 pm
Speaking out of character ( Columcil doesn't trust his lordship as far as Darcy can toss him) there is no reason to suspect Jaxom of a lack of loyalty to Gwynedd and her king. From his point of view he may even think that he is acting from noble motives. After all who are these dubious characters tagging along with their Lordships. Rumour may even have been cirulating about Washburn's unreliability - Jaxom is of course not privy to Kelric's changed opinion of his brother - an unreliability surely proven by Kelric's refusal to aliow his brother to accompany him. From Jaxom's pov then he is the reliable one in the party, ordered by the king himself to get them all safely to Rhemuth. And if Lord Alister is indeed Aliset then she needs protecting from the common man at arms and the decidedly dodgy priest, and who better to do that than himself. If the king choses to reward him with her hand then who is he to refuse  his majesty.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 08, 2018, 12:26:22 pm
I see my post has been overtaken by the story. Kelric clearly wants to insist on Darcy's nobility and that is not going to go down at all well with Lord Jaxom.I don't think he will suspect his Grace of Corwyn of wrong doing but he will surely want proof which will not go down well with Kelric. I feel a scene coming on...
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 09, 2018, 07:57:29 pm
Wonder what Jaxom would do if he knew the priest was the grandson of the archbishop  of Rhemuth?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 11, 2018, 03:10:12 pm
Father Columcil is indeed very grateful for his new Cassock.

Poor Washburn, he has a great deal to worry about. Great post, Laurna.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 12, 2018, 08:50:37 pm
Thanks Jerusha, I was really worried  about Iain. Hope they both get away .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 19, 2018, 02:18:16 pm
[quote author Evie]"If Lord Jaxom sets any slower a pace," Aliset muttered under her breath to Darcy in extreme disgruntlement, "he'll have us dismounted and entering the outskirts of Rhemuth on our knees!"[/quote]

Sir Washburn and I, both, are snickering under our breath at that one.  :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 23, 2018, 05:11:58 pm
Wonderfull Addition, Revanne!. Love it.
Now, who wants to describe the welcome view of the walls and towers of Rhemuth first?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on April 23, 2018, 06:32:31 pm
I'll have to consult the Codex, but since Darcy has never seen Rhemuth before, perhaps we'll have a go at it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 23, 2018, 07:15:20 pm
At last the walls and towers of Rhemuth, what a relief! Can'take wait to hear what Darcy thinks of it. Great post Revanne.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on April 23, 2018, 09:26:50 pm
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 24, 2018, 12:49:49 am
Cue sinister music. For a bit of fun what songs might be appropriate for this part of our story?
I was hearing "Don't pay the ferryman" by Chris de Burgh as I  (wrongly it transpired) suspected some dirty work might be afoot as we crossed the river.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on April 24, 2018, 07:04:36 am
LOL. He's not going to rely on henchmen anymore. Those fools in the woods were inept. If you need something done right, do it yourself.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 24, 2018, 07:56:32 am
You are a wicked man bynw. Just when we thought  they would  get a break and be safe you have to throw Feyd in. Hope Kelson catches him
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 25, 2018, 08:59:01 am
Thank you Laurna for that lovely description  of Rhemuth  and the castle . I really enjoyed it. But poor Wash, with no place to call his own.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 25, 2018, 12:17:28 pm
Poor Washburn - is that the thanks he gets? But then I think that his sister-in-law is going to struggle to see him as anything other than the troublesome brat who has caused her husband so much heartache.

Beautiful description of Rhemuth, Laurna.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 25, 2018, 12:28:23 pm
Father Columcil thanks Lady Jerusha for her high estimation of his character, but in the interests of truth is constrained to point out that offered hot clean bath water before Darcy his christian charity would have been cast off as rapidly as his filthy cassock.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on April 25, 2018, 01:29:17 pm
Oh dear, Evie. Poor Darcy may expire on the spot when he sees Lady Aliset!  ;D

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on April 25, 2018, 01:31:15 pm
Oh dear, Evie. Poor Darcy may expire on the spot when he sees Lady Aliset!  ;D

At least she certainly smells clean now!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 25, 2018, 01:32:23 pm
Thank you Evie, On Washburn's behalf. 

I think Washburn will have to be properly settled down with a wife before his sister-in-law, and the rest of his family think him mature enough to actually have an apartment of his own.

Lady Aliset gets well taken care of, with a beautiful new gown, a magical hair-do and food. I do hope the Duchess thinks enough of the menfolk to have a tray of meatrolls brought in for them. Other than eating to-go food in the saddle (makes me think of MacDonald's eaten in the car  ::) ), they have not had a real meal today, as they left Arx Fidei before breakfast and did not stop for lunch.

And Washburn's going to need the extra energy to control both Darcy and Jaxom and keep them both from pushing each other around for who can walk the closest to her.  LOL.  This should be fun.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 25, 2018, 01:46:42 pm
Love Aliset's comments to the duchess re Washburn. Since Kelric  realized  the changes in his brother and revised his  opinion, hopefully the rest of the family  will engage in a similar reevaluation  and better appreciate Washburn. I am really looking forward  to their appearance  before Kelson. Wonder if Duncan or Dhugal might be present.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on April 25, 2018, 01:47:06 pm
Oh dear, Evie. Poor Darcy may expire on the spot when he sees Lady Aliset!  ;D

At least she certainly smells clean now!   ;D

Yup.  They all brought the funk, and I ain't talkin' about the James Brown/George Clinton kind of funk!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 26, 2018, 05:55:47 pm
At least they didn't come to blows  over Aliset,  yet
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on April 26, 2018, 09:22:34 pm
It will be interesting to see which Lord wins the Lady before the King alright ...


And on an unrelated note. I know now Feyd's full name.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 27, 2018, 05:14:58 am
It will be interesting to see which Lord wins the Lady before the King alright ...


And on an unrelated note. I know now Feyd's full name.


That will look good on his tombstone
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on April 27, 2018, 07:54:59 am
It will be interesting to see which Lord wins the Lady before the King alright ...


And on an unrelated note. I know now Feyd's full name.


That will look good on his tombstone

 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on April 27, 2018, 02:08:54 pm
It will be interesting to see which Lord wins the Lady before the King alright ...


And on an unrelated note. I know now Feyd's full name.


That will look good on his tombstone

 ;D  ;D  ;D


Everyone is so mean to Feyd. Wait til he does something mean. He's just like everyone else, just tryin' to make a living in the harsh world.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on April 27, 2018, 02:31:08 pm
With merasha.  Yeah.   :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 27, 2018, 03:56:18 pm
So, when do we get to hear the full name of friendly, hard-working, merasha-loving villain. Though maybe I shouldn't ask that. :o
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 27, 2018, 07:53:17 pm
I don'the care for his methods.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 27, 2018, 08:53:28 pm
Good save Barron Iain!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on April 28, 2018, 03:41:20 am
Poor brave little Gelsey but well done Iain.The urge to protect runs strong in the Camerons.

Lovely writing Jerusha.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on April 28, 2018, 07:12:46 am
With merasha.  Yeah.   :o

He doesn't have to use merasha. There are other Deryni-specific drugs that have similar effects. Healers used to have a whole bag full of fun things.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 28, 2018, 07:38:09 am
But healers used them to  heal not to hurt or kill.
Good job Isin. Great rescue, thanks Jerusha. I really hope he and Darcy meet at some point
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on April 28, 2018, 09:45:55 am
Quote
She gestured to a small side room and the Archbishop entered, gesturing for Columcil to follow and close the door behind him.

Columcil sank to his knees, bowed his head and waited for retribution to fall.

Oh, this is fun! I am certain the archbishop will have received a letter of good recommendation from Columcil's bishop the one he had requested a response to a couple days ago(in game days) and then there should be a good word repeated by the King of Kelric's report from last night. I just doubt if Kelric has had time to make a report to the king yet today. So the King will be anxious for news, thus the private meeting in his withdrawing room surrounded by Haldane guards. Love Jaxom bristling at Darcy's comment.  LOL. Perfect Revanne.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on April 28, 2018, 03:33:31 pm
Poor brave little Gelsey but well done Iain.The urge to protect runs strong in the Camerons.

Lovely writing Jerusha.

Thank you, revanne.  The urge to protect runs does strong in the men from Isles.  Living on the somewhat remote islands to the north of Claibourne forces them to look out for one another to survive.

Of course, a pretty face doesn't hurt, either.   ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on April 29, 2018, 04:57:35 pm
I posted a reply  but it disappearded. Don't like Feyd or  his master who are only interested  in how much damage they can do.Feel sorry for the Mearan people  who suffered so much   the  last time the separatists  revolted. Really wish someone would catch Feyd and eliminate him soon! Found out I put it in the wrong place. Removed it
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on April 29, 2018, 05:53:28 pm
YOu posted it under the Items thread.

Remember that Feyd isn't in it for the Mearan rebels. He doesn't really serve the Grand Duke as a lackey either. It's purely a business arrangement between the two.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 01, 2018, 03:04:44 pm
Not that I'm particularly surprised by it, but the mantle of kingship has settled well on Kelson.  May it be many years before Prince Javan has to show his mettle, but may he continue the tradition in due time.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 01, 2018, 03:08:26 pm
Not that I'm particularly surprised by it, but the mantle of kingship has settled well on Kelson.  May it be many years before Prince Javan has to show his mettle, but may he continue the tradition in due time.

A great king indeed.
Sir Washburn is currently beaming with pride for the strength and gentility of the Lady Aliset.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 01, 2018, 05:54:01 pm
Wish I was a fly on the wall  in the room with Duncan and Columcil.
Kelson is indeed the great king it was predicted  he would become.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 01, 2018, 06:15:55 pm
Darcy is in awe of the lovely lady.

Though I did note that Aliset did not risk another set of snake eyes before lowering her shields to the king.   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 01, 2018, 08:31:11 pm
LOL! Well, I should hope she wouldn't need a dice roll to lower her own shields, and with her shields down, I can't imagine Kelson having any difficulty accessing her mind. Given his age, accumulated experience, plus the Haldane powers, he's probably got the highest level of Deryni mastery possible in this game world.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 01, 2018, 09:39:41 pm
Official Ruling. No dice roll needed to LOWER your own Shields.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 01, 2018, 11:14:48 pm
Official Ruling. No dice roll needed to LOWER your own Shields.  :)


Um...does that added emphasis mean you need to roll to raise them again for some reason? (Besides being entirely new at it, I mean? I get why that might require a roll if someone is still learning how to use their powers.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 02, 2018, 06:56:49 am
LOL

For the most part raising and lowering Shields should be fairly easy. Unless of course someone is very new to it. They might have trouble even lowering their Shields. But most of the time it's nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 02, 2018, 02:29:03 pm
I'm sure Richenda would be horrified if she realised how convinced Washburn is that everything he does is wrong.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 02, 2018, 04:56:25 pm
Ah, Well done. I knew Duncan would come through for his grandson. I do hope Columcil is less traumatized at court. For now... until he meets his real father.   Oh will Dhugal be ever upset with his father.  Can not wait for that, even if it is while away.  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 02, 2018, 07:12:00 pm
Thank you Revanne for a wonderful scene with Duncan and Columcil and for having Alaric as part of it. I have missed his comments and the way he kept Duncan grounded. Duncan has a lot of fences to mend. If Kelson is that angry at him, I can just imagine how Dhugal  will react.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 02, 2018, 07:14:04 pm
I do think it is sad that Wash feels he can't do anything  right and blames himself  for everything .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 02, 2018, 07:34:00 pm
I do think it is sad that Wash feels he can'take do anything  right and blames himself  for everything .

It is fairly common, though, when a person grows up with a parent who is such a towering, mythic figure as Alaric was, and I would think it would be even more pronounced in a younger son like Wash than in the oldest son and heir Kelric (although I do think His [Current] Grace of Corwyn must have wondered more than once how in the world he was going to step into Alaric's shoes).

But yes, there's some healing for Washburn to find.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 02, 2018, 08:31:04 pm
It rather seems that a lot of people let Wash down as he grew up. I'M sure it wasn't  intentional. They were dealing with  loss as well. Would like to hear what is said in his meeting  with his mother who so far hasn't  said a word.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 04, 2018, 06:09:33 pm
Wow! Thank you, Revanne, That was good!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 04, 2018, 08:37:53 pm
That was great Revanne, thank you. I think Richenda has some serious fence mending to do with her youngest son. Apparently  Wash has been a good regent for Kenric in Lendour but he doesn'seem to get much credit for that either.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 04, 2018, 10:19:50 pm
Magnificent, revanne!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 05, 2018, 07:20:42 am
Lovely Launa.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 05, 2018, 03:34:54 pm
Darcy has a rousing tale of the sea for the ladies.  It involves someone walking the plank; he may even show them how it's done, and Jaxom will make a fine example!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 05, 2018, 04:15:35 pm
Lol.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 05, 2018, 08:13:28 pm
LOL!  Some how, I don't think that was quiet what Duchess Araxandra had in mind.  ;D   But I love it!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 05, 2018, 08:21:39 pm
It is good to see some healing going on in their relationships. Thanks Revanne, you are an amazing writer. I especially  liked the touch where Duncan chooses to go to Denis for confession and absolution.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 05, 2018, 08:42:54 pm
Thank you. Poor Duncan is having a rather difficult time of it which I hadn't really envisaged when I decided on Columcil's parentage..
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 06, 2018, 06:43:38 am
It is good to see some healing going on in their relationships. Thanks Revanne, you are an amazing writer. I especially  liked the touch where Duncan chooses to go to Denis for confession and absolution.

Thank you. Poor Duncan is having a rather difficult time of it which I hadn't really envisaged when I decided on Columcil's parentage..

I love Duncan's consciousness of the irony of confessing to Denis a very similar sin to that Duncan once held against Denis himself.  Great writing, all!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 06, 2018, 03:19:31 pm
Well done Darcy!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 06, 2018, 03:32:31 pm
Fitting that a man who has been to sea would be the one to take the wind out of Jaxom's sails.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 06, 2018, 05:17:57 pm
A sea hardy tale, indeed.
Love leaving Jaxom the last to leave at the high table. LOL
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 06, 2018, 06:31:00 pm
A rousing tale Darcy, love it. The pirates  won't try to steal from him again. Would love to see that scene on film, sort of like the 3 stooges as pirates.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 07, 2018, 09:09:48 am
Does anyone else  feel apprehension  about this ride to Desse with Feyd around?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 07, 2018, 10:13:11 am
Does anyone else  feel apprehension  about this ride to Desse with Feyd around?

Why? What could possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 07, 2018, 10:21:13 am
Does anyone else  feel apprehension  about this ride to Desse with Feyd around?

Why? What could possibly go wrong?

I wouldn't be worried about it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 07, 2018, 10:34:07 am
Does anyone else  feel apprehension  about this ride to Desse with Feyd around?

Why? What could possibly go wrong?

I wouldn't be worried about it.

I'm not sure  that helps 😆
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 07, 2018, 04:15:46 pm
Will Dhugal finally meet this unknown son? Anxious to see how this goes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 08, 2018, 11:13:11 am
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“Don’t for one instant think I’m giving up on her, but I won’t be offering her less than what she deserves.”

“Fair enough,” Columcil said.  “Just don’t be climbing the Queen’s Tower to carry her off in the middle of the night.”

For a moment Darcy stared in disbelief at the older man riding beside him and then grinned.  “Only if she askes me to.”

"Only if she asks me to."  LOL!  Aliset might very well ask him to, if she gets tired enough of being secluded in the Queen's solar with little to do but embroider, weave, or munch on sweetmeats!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 08, 2018, 12:19:44 pm
LOL!  I can just see that happening.  ;)
But sadly no. Kelson needs to depose Oswald first.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 08, 2018, 12:48:28 pm
Quote
“Don’t for one instant think I’m giving up on her, but I won’t be offering her less than what she deserves.”

“Fair enough,” Columcil said.  “Just don’t be climbing the Queen’s Tower to carry her off in the middle of the night.”

For a moment Darcy stared in disbelief at the older man riding beside him and then grinned.  “Only if she askes me to.”

"Only if she asks me to."  LOL!  Aliset might very well ask him to, if she gets tired enough of being secluded in the Queen's solar with little to do but embroider, weave, or munch on sweetmeats!   ;D

About to say, she'd jump at that opportunity!   ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 08, 2018, 06:25:31 pm
Bravo, revanne!  Bravo!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 08, 2018, 07:26:21 pm
Amazing, Revanne. I don't know  how you do it. A wonderful scene with Kelson, Javan, and Grania. However, I really hope we don't kill any more  Morgans. I still haven't gotten over BYNW killing Alaric.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 08, 2018, 08:04:20 pm
It would be lovely if Kelson would tell Wash what he said to Javan about the idea of a pardon
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 09, 2018, 11:55:09 am
Revanne that was a wonderful piece. I love Kelson's insight over the two men chasing his new ward (I shall not repeat his words. LOL)
You had my heart stop for a minute when Kelson said he would send Wash back to Corwyn.  I was like NOOOOO!
So, so, thankful that his sister is looking out for his interests, and that she is wise enough to push past the fear of seeing all the men in her life running off to Meara.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 10, 2018, 12:11:58 pm
Oh no, Jerusha. Someone has been making trouble. Relieved that the dice were kind to Darcy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 10, 2018, 12:38:56 pm
Well, that was an unexpected complication...and a valuable bit of intelligence that won't make Kelson happy to hear, but might help confirm his view of Darcy as sharing his brother's skill at intelligence gathering and managing to get/stay out of trouble while gathering it.  Maybe Seisyll Arilan (or Sextus) will end up getting sent back to Desse to gather more info about what's going on there.  (Although probably behind the scenes, since that seems like it would be outside the scope of this game story, unless Kelson decides to send everyone to Desse for some odd reason!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 10, 2018, 02:46:47 pm
That is a side-story and something that isn't part of the main story line. Sad to see Deryni burnings still in Gwynedd. And its resolution will probably be in the background handled by others.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 10, 2018, 03:16:28 pm
Poor Kelson has a lot on his plate to deal with and it keeps getting  worse. Hope things get straightened out before too long and without too much bloodshed. Do wish we still had Alaric's advice and insight but Kelric  might offer advice as good as his father's. Also Javan seems to be another source of support.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 10, 2018, 04:23:16 pm
Kelson will NOT BE PLEASED  to hear this! As if he didn'T have enough problems
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 11, 2018, 08:48:43 am
I feel like the stage has been set for something to happen....

And almost all the senior nobility of Gwynedd is in Kelson's council chamber.  I'm glad this isn't Balance of Power!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 11, 2018, 09:58:02 am
The Grand Duke's agent in the Gwynedd Court sets off a suicide bomb in Rhemuth Castle.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 11, 2018, 10:43:04 am
Luckily they have not been invented.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 11, 2018, 12:30:41 pm
Actually, according to DR''s fanfic Kenwood  Calder died in a fall from a horse in 1138 and Stephen de Varnay became Earl of Scheele,
I agree, having all Kelson's senior advisors  in one place with Feyd  on the loose is a little scary. Glad they don'T have bombs yet
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 11, 2018, 12:37:57 pm
Sorry I was trying to find names at 3am. Fixed.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 11, 2018, 12:40:21 pm
Jerusha salutes revanne with a goblet of fine Fianna.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 11, 2018, 01:24:38 pm
Actually, according to DR''s fanfic Kenwood  Calder died in a fall from a horse in 1138 and Stephen de Varnay became Earl of Scheele,

True, but even though seeing nods to previous fanfiction is nice, trying to keep strict adherence to all the details of every fanfic written on this forum thus far would be really intimidating, not to mention probably contradictions would probably happen anyway. I don't recall every small detail of my own stories anymore, let alone everyone else's!  So if Kenwood dies in one fanfic but is still alive and well decades later in another one, I don't really see that as a major thing.  (Now contradictions with canon would be another story! I really don't want to see Archbishop Loris making a comeback in Ghosts of the Past!)

I tend to think of the fanfic stories as being set in alternate universes to the canonical one, and sometimes even alternate to other fanfic writers' imaginings.  In my mind it's something like the multidimensional universe in that old TV show "Sliders," where the show's characters kept "Sliding" from one alternate version of Earth to the next, trying to return home to their own Earth of origin. Some of the Earths they ended up on were almost identical to their own, with only some tiny divergence in the historical timeline making a small but noticeable change.  Other Earths were wildly different because of some major historical detail got changed, forever altering that particular world's future and making it radically different from our own. So that sort of way of looking at it allows the Future Gwynedd of Balance of Power to co-exist with Jerusha's excellent story St. Valentine's Feast, even though the events in those two stories so contradict each other that it would be impossible to try to dovetail them into the same universe's Gwynedd.  (I actually considered it at first, until I realized that would not only mean blowing up most of Jerusha's characters to Kingdom Come, which she might not really appreciate, but I'd also have to change my own story idea beyond all recognition to make it all work out.)

So Stefan is fine with Kenwood surviving in this particular AU; that just means he doesn't have to spend his time constantly traveling between Sheele and Kestrel Mote!  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 11, 2018, 01:32:38 pm
Salute to all the great writers in this thread. You keep me on pins and needles. You are all amazing
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 11, 2018, 01:37:26 pm
Salute to all the great writers in this thread. You keep me on pins and needkes.
.

So are Needkes kind of like need-kisses. because all of us need a good kiss right about now.  ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 11, 2018, 01:39:04 pm
Yes. Kisses for all of you
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 11, 2018, 03:27:06 pm
Ohhhhh Loris would be so fun to have around. But yes in canon he is no more. So in this storyline that springs from canon at its root we cannot have him. Now we can always start up an alternative history game too. That could be interesting.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 11, 2018, 03:30:36 pm
Ohhhhh Loris would be so fun to have around.

You have a twisted idea of fun.   ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 11, 2018, 03:36:01 pm
Ohhhhh Loris would be so fun to have around.

You have a twisted idea of fun.   ;D  ;D  ;D

Oh I can play evil characters. Be glad I have Feyd here. He has scruples, not many mind you, but he does have them. Loris on the other hand, despite being a priest and archbishop is a man without scruples when it comes to the persecution of the Deryni. After all those thrice damned souless demons in human skin are lower than animals. He would be fun to let loose in an alternate timeline where he was still ArchBishop and Primate of all Gwynedd.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 11, 2018, 04:35:22 pm
I'm not convinced he couldn't be in this story. After all it is entitled "Ghosts of the Past."  Who better to be a spooky scary spectre?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 11, 2018, 04:39:32 pm
Ohhhhh Loris would be so fun to have around.

You have a twisted idea of fun.   ;D  ;D  ;D

This tidbit is news to you?!?!  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 11, 2018, 06:27:35 pm
Jerusha humbly thanks Evie for not blowing up the characters from St. Valentine's Feast.  I may need some of them again.   ;)

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 12, 2018, 02:06:58 am
Since you mentioned Loris, Bynw, it occurs to me that the Mearan separatists would revere him as a Saint,  unjustly martyred as he was in the failed war of independence. His cult would not long survive Valerian's victory but in the meantime the latter would surely encourage anything that feeds hatred of the Haldane pretender.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 12, 2018, 09:41:51 am
It wasn't me. Evie mentioned him in her post! It's not my fault :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 12, 2018, 01:25:41 pm
Actually, according to DR''s fanfic Kenwood  Calder died in a fall from a horse in 1138 and Stephen de Varnay became Earl of Scheele,

True, but even though seeing nods to previous fanfiction is nice, trying to keep strict adherence to all the details of every fanfic written on this forum thus far would be really intimidating, not to mention probably contradictions would probably happen anyway. I don't recall every small detail of my own stories anymore, let alone everyone else's!  So if Kenwood dies in one fanfic but is still alive and well decades later in another one, I don't really see that as a major thing.  (Now contradictions with canon would be another story! I really don't want to see Archbishop Loris making a comeback in Ghosts of the Past!)

I tend to think of the fanfic stories as being set in alternate universes to the canonical one, and sometimes even alternate to other fanfic writers' imaginings.  In my mind it's something like the multidimensional universe in that old TV show "Sliders," where the show's characters kept "Sliding" from one alternate version of Earth to the next, trying to return home to their own Earth of origin. Some of the Earths they ended up on were almost identical to their own, with only some tiny divergence in the historical timeline making a small but noticeable change.  Other Earths were wildly different because of some major historical detail got changed, forever altering that particular world's future and making it radically different from our own. So that sort of way of looking at it allows the Future Gwynedd of Balance of Power to co-exist with Jerusha's excellent story St. Valentine's Feast, even though the events in those two stories so contradict each other that it would be impossible to try to dovetail them into the same universe's Gwynedd.  (I actually considered it at first, until I realized that would not only mean blowing up most of Jerusha's characters to Kingdom Come, which she might not really appreciate, but I'd also have to change my own story idea beyond all recognition to make it all work out.)

So Stefan is fine with Kenwood surviving in this particular AU; that just means he doesn't have to spend his time constantly traveling between Sheele and Kestrel Mote!  ;D

I just reread Jerusha's Fall from Grace, (I so love that story Jerusha, I remember you were in the middle of posting that story when I first found this website. It was what made me want to join up.) Now I  realized we have another alternate universe discrepancy. I personally will take Jerusha's version of Alaric and Teymuraz's duel arcane in which Alaric survived. Much better outcome in that Sliders episode. I had mis-remembered the events from Fall from Grace as being years before the horrific war stated by bynw at the beginning of GotP. But now I realized the two duel arcanes, which happened between Alaric and Teymuraz, were only a year apart from each other. FfG was in the Spring of 1143 and GotP was in spring of 1144. I really really wish there was a way to make the two stories mesh together. I for one like it when everyone's stories make a cohesive overall story. The two stories fit together really well in every way but this one duel arcane. Not that I would change FfG in any way mind you. What I do love is that the dragon gave Alaric the foresight to make amends with all the people he loved and to let Kelric become the responsible man that he needed to be. Now if we can just figure out (or Not) how we had two Teymuraz's :P
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 12, 2018, 02:04:43 pm
It wasn't me. Evie mentioned him in her post! It's not my fault :)

Bynw, that excuse:: "It wasn't me, it was Ev(i)e,"  is no more plausible than when Adam first made it.😆
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 12, 2018, 02:20:00 pm

I really don't want to see Archbishop Loris making a comeback in Ghosts of the Past!)


But Evie did write this, not me. I just remarked that it would be fun to have Loris around still. He would be such a pain.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 12, 2018, 02:20:20 pm
It wasn't me. Evie mentioned him in her post! It's not my fault :)

Bynw, that excuse:: "It wasn't me, it was Ev(i)e,"  is no more plausible than when Adam first made it.😆

LOL!  love it!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 12, 2018, 02:22:40 pm
Ok. No Loris.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 12, 2018, 03:36:10 pm
Thank you Revanne. Don'T think I could stand a resurrection  of Loris.k
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 12, 2018, 03:45:41 pm
Fortunately we have to go with established canon presented by Herself. So only one has been resurrected in the world of the Deryni, and that was the Son of God. So Loris is certainly not a candidate for it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 12, 2018, 04:01:15 pm
I would not worry about the two stories not meshing completely.  It would be too constraining if everything has to match up.  I didn't realize the timeframes were so close.  I could never bring myself to kill off Alaric, but living forever is not an option.

Lord Jaxom, of course, is open for discussion.   ;D  Though he might do something heroic first.  Or not.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 12, 2018, 04:41:13 pm
Fortunately we have to go with established canon presented by Herself. So only one has been resurrected in the world of the Deryni, and that was the Son of God. So Loris is certainly not a candidate for it.

Or indeed in our world!

I was thinking more of a head-to-head with Camber, one with a smell of sulphur, the other with the smell of incense.  On balance though a bad idea ;-)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 12, 2018, 08:17:11 pm
I wish we could have Jerusha's version with Alaric surviving. That would  be cool.But not two  Teymurazs. One is too many
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 14, 2018, 01:21:23 pm
I enjoy having the various fanfics building on each other as it gives a depth and history - more like over-lapping transparencies than sliding universes. Sometimes of course, they stick out in a differing directions and don't stack neatly or make a coherent picture. And of course, to a generally lesser extent that is true of history, the more so the further back one gets. Differing accounts don't tally, sometimes in quite significant ways.

In this case with just a small tweak of the imagination I can think that Jerusha and Bynw's accounts can work together. Temuryaz isn't after all killed by Alaric in their first confrontation, just severly injured and is out for revenge. Alaric seeks Kelson's permission second time round, and is determined not to let his sovereign down. Doesn't work out like that. Lots of room for lovely speculations.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 14, 2018, 04:05:15 pm
The more I see of these Mearans  the more I dislike them. Would like to see them eliminated  sooner rather than later, especially  Oswald
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 14, 2018, 04:06:57 pm
Actually, according to DR''s fanfic Kenwood  Calder died in a fall from a horse in 1138 and Stephen de Varnay became Earl of Scheele,
I agree, having all Kelson's senior advisors  in one place with Feyd  on the loose is a little scary. Glad they don'T have bombs yet

Well, that was a plot necessity for certain elements of my story, and I am not Herself, so what I write is not (or at least not necessarily) canon.  :D

But thank you for the compliment.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 15, 2018, 08:06:39 pm
If Kelson doesn'the tell Dhugal about his son either, can he still be angry at Duncan and will Dhugal end up angry at everyone when he does find out? Hmm.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 16, 2018, 09:28:04 am
I'll be posting a bit for Feyd sometime this evening, have to be home where my notes are though ...
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 16, 2018, 10:20:36 am
Oh dear...what have I set into motion?   :o 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 16, 2018, 11:48:18 am
I'll be posting a bit for Feyd sometime this evening, have to be home where my notes are though ...

Wishes there was a convenient portal for a certain tinker to slip through and abscond with Bynw's notes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 16, 2018, 12:00:24 pm
Oh dear...what have I set into motion?   :o

You invoked the name of a devil. And he comes.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 16, 2018, 12:24:20 pm
EECK!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 16, 2018, 03:17:49 pm
Poor Wash, he always seems to get the short end of the stick. None of his family  seem to appreciate him, not even his mother. He served well as regent for Kenric but is pushed aside by Brendan who is a member of the council. Never heard him get any credit. Now you sic Feyd on him. Really?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 16, 2018, 04:48:55 pm
Poor Wash, he always seems to get the short end of the stick. None of his family  seem to appreciate him, not even his mother. He served well as regent for Kenric but is pushed aside by Brendan who is a member of the council. Never heard him get any credit. Now you sic Feyd on him. Really?

Brendan is many years Wash''s senior so it is reasonable that he would be a member of the council whereas Wash is still relatively inexperienced. I also suspect that Kelson and Kelric would make a point of publicly showing their trust in Brendan to silence those who even all these years later would murmur about .bad blood showing itself.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 17, 2018, 10:30:21 am
Poor Wash, he always seems to get the short end of the stick. None of his family  seem to appreciate him, not even his mother. He served well as regent for Kenric but is pushed aside by Brendan who is a member of the council. Never heard him get any credit. Now you sic Feyd on him. Really?

Brendan is many years Wash''s senior so it is reasonable that he would be a member of the council whereas Wash is still relatively inexperienced. I also suspect that Kelson and Kelric would make a point of publicly showing their trust in Brendan to silence those who even all these years later would murmur about .bad blood showing itself.

I agree with all these reasons for Brendan being on the King's Council rather than Wash, but I also don't see Wash as being all that hard done by, actually. Remember, what we know about Wash is based solely on his actions in this particular story (not to mention his relationship to a favorite canonical character), not on having seen him from birth. From many things said here and there in Laurna's scenes, I get the impression that Wash has not always made the most optimal use of his innate gifts and talents, and that his family might actually be at least somewhat justified in thinking of him as a bit of a slacker, and therefore not really expecting very much from him, up until now.  He reminds me of the sort of young man who grew up the spoiled baby of the family, breezed through his childhood years not really having to shoulder a lot of responsibility (or taking it on very half-heartedly and not with a lot of success), went off to college to major in beer and girls, took his occasional failures too much to heart (due to feeling like he's always standing in his father's shadow) and let that deter him from taking on challenges rather than as a challenge to improve himself, and is only now really starting to gain some maturity and grow into himself enough to prove his true talents and capabilities to others. 

My dad was that sort of person. In high school, he just barely squeaked by, telling himself and others with the ignorant assurance of the young and wet-behind-the-ears know-it-all that he didn't need a bunch of book learning because he planned to grow up to be a farmer. (Never mind that he even bother didn't apply his considerable intelligence to his Agriculture class, so he actually failed the course! The family joke became "F must stand for Farmer!")  With few options once he graduated, he joined the Navy at 17, but as the years passed, he proved to be a hard worker and a very capable learner, and he learned to regret his past choices and value education. When I went off to junior college, we went together, and he graduated as the valedictorian of our graduating class with a perfect 4.0 GPA.  I think Wash might be that sort of young man who is just coming into his own at this stage of life, to his family's complete and utter astonishment and delight, given his previous track record.  There are also some hints (Laurna and I have discussed this via PM) that Wash might have what we modern folk would call ADHD. His impetuous nature and need for action rather than sitting still would fit with that, and it would explain why he focused so much on his sword training in his younger years to the neglect of all but the basics of more scholarly training, including learning how to use his magical gifts properly.  Not to mention that would also explain why Richenda would allow him to do so. She probably felt Younger Washburn was much better suited to the physical education of martial arts training rather than anything that required him to sit still, stay focused, and tap into his more cerebral side. Especially if he wasn't displaying much of a cerebral side in his growing up years. ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 17, 2018, 11:35:19 am
Pretty good Evie.  I don't quiet agree with the comment "went off to college to major in beer and girls," if one was drunk one does not fight well. and disciplined in the martial arts is everything.

When I created Washburn Cynfyn from 180years in the past to this story, I wanted a very disiplined man in his twenties brought up through wars and battles who was very much a combination of Alaric and Chris Hemsworth, who was having to learn to lighten up and enjoy life once the wars were over and he meet the young lady Jessa.

This version of Washburn, I kind of wanted the reverse. This younger Washburn has not seen war, but he knows it is a serious threat. It took his father. So he trains to meet that  challenge if it comes his way so he can beat it. But I didn't want Wash to be battle-worn or serious. Watch all the outtake reels on the several Thor movies and Huntsman movies. See how Chris Hemsworth has a wonderful lighthearted sense of humor (a trait that I as a writer kind-of-lack but am trying hard to portray in my character.) I love that and I want Wash to be that, to be Chris Hemsworth becoming Thor, becoming Alaric, but not quiet there yet.

As family watching the youngest member of the Morgan clan grow up, I think of how everyone treated my baby brother. He is a smart kid(in his 40's now) and is really high up in the computer gaming industry making way more money than I do. However, growing up all he did was play games. No one every thought he was going to amount to anything. He finished high school barely, went to one year of college then quit, lived at home for years. Even with his wife-to-be, they lived under my dad's roof for several years. She is a gamer too, no one thought either of them would come out of the gaming world and find their way. But then they both seemed to mature together, my brother got a break in the computer gaming world and bam, he is a graphic artist with a family, two kids, a huge house and he became a very responsible man but still one with a light heart. I am picturing Washburn in that early transition of family recognizing that this young man(like my brother) can really amount to something.

So don't worry about Brendon taking Washburn's place as regent to help train their nephew in a council meeting before the King. No one wants Kenric to take on Washburn's easy attitude.  ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 17, 2018, 11:56:08 am
"No one wants Kenric to take on Washburn's easy attitude.  ;)" Quote from Laurna.

Kenneth, though might take after his uncle ;D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 17, 2018, 12:11:45 pm
"No one wants Kenric to take on Washburn's easy attitude.  ;)" Quote from Laurna.

Kenneth, though might take after his uncle ;D

Love it.  I think some time in the future, it would be fun to have some short tales of the threesome: Alian and Duncan Morgan with Kenneth Haldane, stories of adventure. Very much like Jerusha's stories of the wonderful triplets.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 17, 2018, 12:49:54 pm
Harp Song of the Dane Women by Rudyard Kipling

WHAT is a woman that you forsake her,
And the hearth-fire and the home-acre.
To go with the old grey Widow-maker?

She has no house to lay a guest in
But one chill bed for all to rest in,
That the pale suns and the stray bergs nest in.

She has no strong white arms to fold you,
But the ten-times-fingering weed to hold you
Out on the rocks where the tide has rolled you.

Yet, when the signs of summer thicken,
And the ice breaks, and the birch-buds quicken,
Yearly you turn from our side, and sicken—

Sicken again for the shouts and the slaughters.
You steal away to the lapping waters,
And look at your ship in her winter-quarters.

You forget our mirth, and talk at the tables,
The kine in the shed and the horse in the stables
To pitch her sides and go over her cables.

Then you drive out where the storm-clouds swallow,
And the sound of your oar-blades, falling hollow,
Is all we have left through the months to follow.

Ah, what is Woman that you forsake her,
And the hearth-fire and the home-acre,
To go with the old grey Widow-maker?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 17, 2018, 12:53:24 pm
Related to revanne's post above:  (I learned this song as recorded by a now-defunct folk group, the Ravens, and I sing it sometimes at SCA events.)

The Fisherman's Song
(Andy Stewart)

By the storm-torn shoreline, a woman is standing
The spray strung like jewels in her hair
And the sea tore the rocks near that desolate landing
As though it had known she stood there

For she has come down to condemn that wild ocean
For the murderous loss of her man
His ship  sailed out on Wednesday morning
And it's feared she's gone down with all hands

And it's white were the wave-caps and wild was their parting
So fierce is the warring of love
But she prayed to the gods, both of men and of sailors
Not to cast their cruel nets o'er her love

And she has come down to condemn that wild ocean
For the murderous loss of her man
His ship  sailed out on Wednesday morning
And it's feared she's gone down with all hands

There's a school on the hill where the son's of dead fathers
Are led toward tempests and gales
Where their God-given wings are clipped close to their bodies
And their eyes are bound round with ships' sails

And she has come down to condemn that wild ocean
For the murderous loss of her man
His ship  sailed out on Wednesday morning
And it's feared she's gone down with all hands

What force leads a man to a life filled with danger
High on seas or a mile underground
It's when need is his master and poverty's no stranger
And there's no other work to be found

And she has come down to condemn that wild ocean
For the murderous loss of her man
His ship  sailed out on Wednesday morning
And it's feared she's gone down with all hands
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 17, 2018, 01:00:05 pm
Pretty good Evie.  I don't quiet agree with the comment "went off to college to major in beer and girls," if one was drunk one does not fight well. and disciplined in the martial arts is everything.

True. I didn't mean necessarily literally "majoring in beer and girls," though, but just spelling out the stereotype of the late bloomer sort that Wash comes across as to me.  The sort of guy who seems to just cruise through his adolescent/young adult years in a carefree, non-serious (and sometimes not at all serious enough) sort of way, but eventually reaching his true potential when he reaches a certain level of maturity a few years down the road.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 17, 2018, 02:25:47 pm
Thank you Revanne and DR. I love both tales of the sea. thank you for sharing.

I grew up on boats and sung many a Sea Shanty in my days. My Father wrote a poem that I would love to share with you.
I will quote it from his published book "Tales from a Small Tall Ship" by Bill McNaughton


Following Seas

Running along in following seas
Rushing downwind in a violent breeze
These are the things that make me so pleased
To be at sea again.

Carefully steering off the curling wave
Sliding down into a cavernous cave
It's days like today that make me crave
To be free again.

The bow must be buoyant to rise from the foam
For with the wind at our back we know we can roam
Though the waves may be high they come from our home
And we're outward bound again.

There is a difference you see when you're sailing free
For with the wind at your back you don't have to tack
And though the waves may be high they have a benevolent cry
And your out where you want to be again.

The boat is a pussycat as it sails along
The wave make a hiss and the wind sings a song
The bow sprays like whiskers spread to the side
And I shout it out loud "What a Hell of a Ride!"

I know if I turn towards the wind she's a tiger
and I really don't want to be riding astride her
For downwind is nice and the seas are more friendly
To beat hard to weather is not what excites me.

The rigging is taut and the sails do not shake
and we're moving along at a dizzying rate
I'll sing you a shanty, I'll humm you a tune
For wherever we're going we're getting there soon.

Square up the yards and ease off the sheets
It's not very often you are allowed such a treat
To run with the wind in following seas
And to be offered such a glorious gift again.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 17, 2018, 02:29:55 pm
Wonderful, Laurna. Thank you so much for sharing.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 17, 2018, 03:01:21 pm
Thanks for the songs and poems of the sea. They were great. Having lived by the Chesapeake Bay for over 50 years, I could really relate to them. And I love sea shanties. Once many years ago had the chance to take my kids to a sea festival where Jacque Cousteau told them tales of the sea and have never forgotten it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 17, 2018, 03:03:07 pm
Wash has said he wants to go to the schools to learn to better use his powers, especially the healing power. Hope he lives to do that.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 17, 2018, 03:35:39 pm
Lovely poem, Laurna!  Obviously writing ability runs in your family. :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 17, 2018, 06:16:16 pm
Darcy nods in agreement with all of the wonderful poems that strike a familiar chord in his soul.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 18, 2018, 01:18:28 pm
Poor Aliset, not safe even in Rhemuth in the castle garden.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 18, 2018, 02:21:18 pm
 Oh no!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 18, 2018, 02:28:12 pm
So sad when the book dropped through her fingers.

Come on Wash, this is the hour to truly win your spurs.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 18, 2018, 02:52:05 pm
Oh no! A new twist! Washburn is watching from the window, he sees what is going on and does not like it. Not in the least!
Trouble is I am off to work. Wash will respond after my work is done. Poor Aliset, hold on!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 18, 2018, 03:03:38 pm
Glad Wash was watching - the pause gives me time to introduce Columcil to a new trauma.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 18, 2018, 05:20:38 pm
egads!

It seems that someone else has agents in Kelson's court. Maybe someone working for Oswald so he can get his bride to be ....


Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 18, 2018, 08:29:44 pm
Oh dear so many complications  all at once. Hope our friends can sort it out with the help of  the others at court, Seems like Kelson needs to do a sweep of his castle and court. Does Feyd have competition?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 18, 2018, 08:34:15 pm
Lovely Revanne. Poor Columcil, it seems he has a difficult  road to follow I hope all works out for him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 19, 2018, 08:12:26 am
egads!

It seems that someone else has agents in Kelson's court. Maybe someone working for Oswald so he can get his bride to be ....
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The foreign dignitary could only be Feyd, but he has a clever plan.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 19, 2018, 08:33:37 am
Feyd has enjoyed the hospitality of King Kelson that is granted to foreign Lords as he has moved amoung the people of Rhemuth, in and out of the castle.

Using his credentials of a Forcinn Lord and Patron of learning, he has spent much time among the academia in and out of the Palace. Haunting both the Royal Library and the schools of the city.

Lord Collos d'Chameaux of Vezaire, as he is called, knows the ins and outs of the Palace. And the best places for an ambush of the young Morgan.

Too bad the Lady Aliset is cloistered in the Queen's Court. She too would be a great prize to bring back. But then again he wasn't hired to bring her to the Grand Duke. So it doesn't matter at all. That is someone else's problem.

No his quarry this time in Rhemuth is Washburn Alaric Cynfyn Mogan. Youngest son of the Late Duke of Corwyn Alaric Anthony Morgan and the brother of the current Duke. Who at this time is on his way to Ratharkin to put down the Grand Duke's rebellion in Meara. But Washburn is safe in Rhemuth.


Can't be Feyd due to the above.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 20, 2018, 02:05:21 am
Nice touch about the blood.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 20, 2018, 10:32:33 am
Oh no.  I have a bad feeling about that scholar. 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 20, 2018, 11:03:49 am
Is this scholar another attacker or an actual  helper.  How can all this go on  in Kelson's castle with all  the Deryni there and no one knows? Where is everyone? This seems to be a  very obtuse group
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on May 20, 2018, 01:18:36 pm
Trying to remember the name of Duncan's protege priest, and hoping he is in the library.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Demercia on May 20, 2018, 01:28:29 pm
Fr Nivard is who I meant.  Still hoping....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 20, 2018, 03:48:04 pm
I rather doubt that Father Nivard has remained librarian all these years.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 20, 2018, 03:51:57 pm
Is this scholar another attacker or an actual  helper.  How can all this go on  in Kelson's castle with all  the Deryni there and no one knows? Where is everyone? This seems to be a  very obtuse group

This is all happening very quickly while Kelson and his council have their focus elsewhere. It doesn't occur to them that the castle has been infiltrated and after all they have had forty years of peace.

I'm not sure whether my latest addition to the story has helped or not, but at least the king's council are now warned.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 20, 2018, 03:56:17 pm
Aack! Aliset and Wash were all hoping for rescue. Now Dhugal is being attacked!  This is a mess! And I am sure Valarian is giddy with happiness. That is Valarian could ever be giddy. What is to happen next? I honestly have no idea.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 20, 2018, 04:35:09 pm
The scholar!


(http://rhemuthcastle.com/images/Feyd2.png)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 20, 2018, 06:04:18 pm
Bynw you have taken all the enjoyment  out of the gane for me, giving all the advantages  a d success to the bad guys. Ir's a HUGE mess thanks to you and not so much fun!
And your addition did not make the story better!!!

Well to be fair, it is a game and not just a story and the dice just fell that way. I'm not happy either, I was trying to help with Dhugal but no-one is dead yet, although Greybeard probably wishes he was.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 20, 2018, 07:13:17 pm
I went to the cottage for a nice, quiet Victoria Day weekend and chaos is unleashed!  I will catch up... and try to rescue.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 20, 2018, 07:21:18 pm
Bynw you have taken all the enjoyment  out of the gane for me, giving all the advantages  a d success to the bad guys. Ir's a HUGE mess thanks to you and not so much fun!
And your addition did not make the story better!!!

Derynifank, sorry you don't like the recent turn of events. This is a game, and sometimes in games, there are bad dice rolls, bad card flips, bad spins, and bad what ever determines the next move. This is especially true more so in Role Playing Games. The dice are not always in favor of the player characters. And despite how much even the players like their characters bad things can happen to them.

And in the 11 Kingdoms bad things can happen to good people there too. King Brion murdered by the Shadowed One. Rhys's death. King Javan's murder by the former Regents. Lord Derry's mind was taken over by Wencit and his family held him in thrall for years. And that is just a few terrible things that happened. There are more of course.

In the context of a game though, are plans and actions can change on the role of the die. Sometimes for better, sometimes for not. Washburn is alive and there is always the chance of rescue.



Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 20, 2018, 07:37:04 pm
I guess I'M more used to stories, never been involved with gaming before. I appreciate  the explanation. Thanks Revanne for at least one rescue. Poor Wash though, he doesn't seem to have any luck. I will hope for rescue for him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 20, 2018, 08:16:17 pm
Role Playing Games and Storytelling have a few things in common. They both tell a story at the end and during the course of the adventure that is taking place.

The big difference is with a regular story, everything is planned out in advance. The author knows what is going to happen, when it is going to happen, and how it is going to happen. Even in the case of a story that is written by multiple authors.

With a role playing game, the gamemaster sets the stage. And controls a good portion of the environment and minor characters that are encountered along the way. This can be, in part, given over to the players as well. Which in this game they have done a fantastic job of it.

Sometimes there is a set goal for the player characters to achieve, other times it is rather open ended. But whatever happens it is because the players made their characters do it. And in the course of those actions, the outcome isnt always certain or fixed. Things happen that aren't planned at all. And that is due to the dice. The dice determines the outcome for the player characters and everyone else within the game's story.

Role playing is more akin to improve acting than writing a book. One has a character to play and a given scenario. And when it comes to actions that are taken. There is an element of randomness. The dice determine the outcome and flow of that transpires.

Another way of looking at Role playing games is thinking back to the days of yesteryear. We all played the games of Cops and Robbers. Cowboys and Indians. They are truly a free form (no rules at all) role playing game. And of course there are the playground arguments of "I shot you" vs "No you didn't. You missed."

Now we take that and add the dice or any other method of determining the outcome. I'm the cop and I shot the robber. I roll the dice or we play rock scissors paper and the outcome is decided without any room for argument.

That is a role playing game and how it differs from storytelling that is just written.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 20, 2018, 08:50:14 pm
Hey Laurna .... I have a question for you ....

On Wash's sheet you have money like this:


Gold: 10 gold
((Edit 2/4/18)) -4 gold and 6 silvers to various people in Droghera, = 5 gold, 4 silvers
((edit 2/6/18)) -1 gold =4 gold, 4 silvers
((Edit 4/30/18 -1gold to priest for St Christopher = 3gold 4silvers.


How are you breaking down the Gold into Silvers and probably coopers as well. Just curious so we can all use the same system.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 20, 2018, 10:06:37 pm
Bynw, I didn't want to break it down as much as coppers, but I did break one gold into 10 silvers. Washburn paid the young boys in Droghera a couple silvers each for dying the color of his horse's gear from red to black. I figured a gold would have been too much. he wasn't buying new gear and he was paying kids not adults. I was trying to keep up on how he gave money too. but I may have missed some.
Oh and I have to add in the hero point used today.

DerynifanK, don't be hard on Bynw. He is just taking a little bit of advantage as the villain in this situation. A situation that we four lady writers let run amok. Truth is, we were at a slow point, we needed a little livening up.  We knew Feyd was in the Castle and we knew what he wanted. We didn't set out to let him win. But we did give him the opportunity to make a stab at it. (literally with a drugged pricker.) Then bynw said the first stab wasn't Feyd, then we knew we had two bad guys in the castle. I actually had a lot of fun writing that scene with Washburn fighting Jaxom. And I knew the Feyd was playing a scholarly type foreign noble so I added him into the scene. The scholar did helped Washburn at first, that was because Feyd didn't want his mark mind-ripped; that won't get him any money from his contract. So he helped Wash. Wash took that help, thinking Feyd was an allies. That was Washburn's mistake. Don't turn your back! He should have learned that from his father. For Alaric had fallen for that mistake once, too.

I was pretty sure we could keep Feyd from winning. But even when you start a story-line one way, another writer comes along and adds a twist, which actually makes it really fun and lets you think hard about what to write next. Then as a writer/gamer you follow a few dice rolls and the twists become major kinks in the road. Trouble is, two of our writers are not really near computers this weekend. It might have been cruel to jump into this story line so wholeheartedly, but it is exciting and rather nerve-wracking. I really don't know what will happen next. I'll wait for an inspiration and see what comes up.

And give a big cheer for saving Aliset! Yes-um  a big cheer! Washburn, Darcy and Columcil would have been heart-broken if she had been taken.  One good bout of dice rolling there.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 21, 2018, 02:00:55 am
I'm not sure I entirely agree with you, Bynw, about storytelling being planned out in advance, but, yes, in a story, the action is controlled by the author and the development of the characters involved.

I am finding being involved in this game frustrating and chalkenging, which all adds to the fun and stretches me as a writer.

I try to make my characters act true to themselves, which means sometimes they do foolish things. The scene with Dhugal was made more risky by the presence of Richard Kirby who as a human had the odds stacked against him. If I had allowed him just to stand aside and let Dhugal deal with things, the chances are that Washburn would be still in Rhemuth. But in real life people get involved who shouldn't and cause havoc with good intentions and I cannot imagine Richard standing passively by with a fight going on around him. Although he has learnt a hard lesson about the evil use of Deryni power.

Even then I thought Dhugal could pull it off but the dice said otherwise. Very frustrating  especially as I had a wonderful scenario all worked out. But that tends to happen in life too. 

And thank you to Bynw about the massive nudge about greybeard and Aliset having not gone through the portal.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 21, 2018, 07:59:36 am
the incident with Feyd in the Library came sooner than Feyd had anticipated. He had to act quickly and lend his power in helping Washburn to draw any suspicion off of him at the time too. Something that Feyd had not planned for so now he is not ready to work the rest of his plans yet.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 21, 2018, 08:56:36 am
I'm not sure I entirely agree with you, Bynw, about storytelling being planned out in advance, but, yes, in a story, the action is controlled by the author and the development of the characters involved.

Indeed.  Sometimes, to paraphrase KK, the characters decide what they're going to do without much (or any!) consultation with the author who in theory is running the show!

(See the scene near the end of "The Miracles of St. Jorian" wherein Bishop Arilan breaks down in tears.  I had no idea that was happening or going to happen until it just did.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 21, 2018, 10:05:05 am
the incident with Feyd in the Library came sooner than Feyd had anticipated. He had to act quickly and lend his power in helping Washburn to draw any suspicion off of him at the time too. Something that Feyd had not planned for so now he is not ready to work the rest of his plans yet.

The rest of his plans? oh dear!

Bynw please pm me with what has happened to Wash at least at the moment. So I don't write something that counters your plan.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 21, 2018, 02:14:54 pm
Ironic situation in this crazy game
Bynw "Washburn is safe in Rhemuth" that was so not true . can't believe bynw
Kelson was going to keep Wash in Rhemuth  in order not to risk another of Alaric's sons then he lost him in Rhemuth  in the castle  itself.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 21, 2018, 03:20:23 pm
I'm not sure I entirely agree with you, Bynw, about storytelling being planned out in advance, but, yes, in a story, the action is controlled by the author and the development of the characters involved.

Indeed.  Sometimes, to paraphrase KK, the characters decide what they're going to do without much (or any!) consultation with the author who in theory is running the show!

(See the scene near the end of "The Miracles of St. Jorian" wherein Bishop Arilan breaks down in tears.  I had no idea that was happening or going to happen until it just did.)


Well that is true everywhere. Even in RPGs, the Characters may take on a life of their own after a while. :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 21, 2018, 03:30:07 pm
An RPG although it is a game. Does not have who wins and who looses. Generally their are some campaign goals that if these are met the campaign will come to and end. But that just means a new one will be starting up afterwards, the game continues. Maybe with the same character or maybe not.

So for Ghosts of the Past, if any of these events take place the campaign will end shortly there after.


Basically if any of those things happen the current campaign of this game will be over. And another one would have to be started under a different idea. Or even time period or something else entirely.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 21, 2018, 03:41:23 pm
Aack! I hadn't thought about what would bring this game/story to an ending.
With your first closing event named, I realize now how close we got to being nearly half-way to that ending.
I am officially thanking Revanne for saving Aliset and for saving us all from a horrible fate. Now, I just have to keep Wash alive. Somehow. That is my new goal. Keep Washburn alive.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 21, 2018, 04:20:16 pm
That settles it then.  Grand Duke Valerian is going down!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 21, 2018, 04:32:10 pm
That settles it then.  Grand Duke Valerian is going down!

Now you cant just write a scene that has him captured or killed without a fight or something that is out of his character. He's a bad guy extreme and will not go down easy.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 21, 2018, 04:32:52 pm
I'M with you Jerusha!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 21, 2018, 05:00:23 pm
Aack! I hadn't thought about what would bring this game/story to an ending.
With your first closing event named, I realize now how close we got to being nearly half-way to that ending.
I am officially thanking Revanne for saving Aliset and for saving us all from a horrible fate. Now, I just have to keep Wash alive. Somehow. That is my new goal. Keep Washburn alive.

I'm only sorry I failed to save Washburn.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 21, 2018, 05:06:30 pm
I'M with you Jerusha!

I'm with Jerusha too.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 21, 2018, 05:53:34 pm
I don't mean to imply Valerian will go down without a fight, but he will go down. 

Et tu, Darcy?  (With apologies to Julius Ceasar.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 22, 2018, 02:38:53 am
I don't mean to imply Valerian will go down without a fight, but he will go down. 

Et tu, Darcy?  (With apologies to Julius Ceasar.)
I am so with you on this Jerusha, and even with Wash imprissioned in a dark, damp place with no walls and no windows, he and I will find a way to take valerian down.

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I'm quite sure Darcy would be willing to help with the questioning. But Jaxom can't answer questions if he is in lots of little pieces. Duncan was very wise not to mention a name.

Great writing Jerusha.

Oh yes. Jaxom will wish he is where Washburn has been taken,  once Darcy learns what he did.

Ladies, you are all great writers, I think this story has taken on a life of it's own.

And Bynw, Just because Wash has been captured that does NOT mean that he is out! I guarantee it!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 22, 2018, 04:49:05 am
I'm quite sure Darcy would be willing to help with the questioning. But Jaxom can't answer questions if he is in lots of little pieces. Duncan was very wise not to mention a name.

Great writing Jerusha.

((Reposted from wrong thread))
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 22, 2018, 05:57:32 am
I don't  like Jaxom but to be fair he was  also under mind control. Somebody  needs  to find that  ring that was pushed on his finger that isn't his before it scratches someone else.
And we badly need a rescue for Wash. I hope Arilans nephews can provide  it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 22, 2018, 12:35:23 pm
I don't  like Jaxom but to be fair he was  also under mind control. Somebody  needs  to find that  ring that was pushed on his finger that isn't his before it scratches someone else.
And we badly need a rescue for Wash. I hope Arilans nephews can provide  it.

Not only might that ring scratch someone else, I suspect it's also one of those gold-plated iron rings like the one used to Mind-Control Derry and see everything he saw, so if someone doesn't pick up on what it is soon, there's nothing to stop the person controlling him from using it again in future.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 22, 2018, 01:30:27 pm
I'M with you Evie!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 22, 2018, 03:03:17 pm
Oh my goodness, Laurna.  Washburn's frustration and misery are almost palpable.  We  must find a way to rescue him.

I never liked Feyd to begin with, but now...grrrr.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 22, 2018, 03:13:20 pm
I think Feyd needs to roll to see if the drug in the wine has entered his body through his mucus membrane, since he got an eyeful of the stuff! (Not to mention anything that might have splashed into his nostrils or if he happened to get any into his mouth while instinctively flinching from the sudden drenching.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 22, 2018, 03:36:31 pm
Good luck with the roll, I really hope it did get in,.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 22, 2018, 03:48:35 pm
I'll make a roll for that when I get off work later this evening.


Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 22, 2018, 07:03:03 pm
revanne, I have no words for the mastery of this scene.  Go, Duncan, GO!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 22, 2018, 08:49:27 pm
Oh lord, do hurry Duncan. Revanne you are amazing. Praying for success. At least there is hope.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 22, 2018, 09:22:43 pm
revanne will need to read her private messages before Duncan continues ...
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 22, 2018, 09:29:12 pm
What are you up to now bynw?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 22, 2018, 09:31:28 pm
What are you up to now bynw?

The time honored Game Master tradition of passing notes back and forth to players.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 22, 2018, 10:19:32 pm
But are you messing up the hope of rescue? Why?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 22, 2018, 10:38:04 pm
But are you messing up the hope of rescue? Why?

Because we guessed Wash's location incorrectly, but Laurna hadn't received that information before she posted her scene. So we're back to trying to figure out the puzzle.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 22, 2018, 10:43:07 pm
I was at work-lunch when I read Revannes's sceene and posted as fast and as accuratly as I could under the circumstances. I want to take every oppertunity that comes my way. Now that I am back at work, I may need to wait untill I get home to delete the sceene, if I need too. Just let me know.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 22, 2018, 11:19:40 pm
Sorry folks for starting a red herring. And especially to  Laurna. I posted and went to bed thinking Duncan was to the rescue.  :(
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 23, 2018, 09:08:08 am
Passing notes to the GM from the players is a time honored RPG tradition. So is passing notes between players.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 23, 2018, 10:54:55 am
You are definitely throwing down the gauntlet, Bynw,. Now if we only knew where it was....
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 23, 2018, 11:15:41 am
I so want to wrap my hands around Feyd's throat!  (Good writing, Laurna!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 23, 2018, 11:27:13 am
Oh oh!  I was so busy writing that I missed this!
I love, love that Columcil and Dhugal are together in the library. I so want to be a fly on the wall and hear their conversations and then when Duncan returns and sees them together.

OH please, I want to read this! Something GOOD to read would be wonderful.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 23, 2018, 12:46:05 pm
Oh dear, poor Wash, just keeps getting worse . Now he has even lost his St Camber medal. Seems to be   no hope for finding or rescuing him, But you are very creative  writers so I keep hoping for SOMETHING good to happen 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 23, 2018, 01:21:34 pm
Quick question . Since the St Camber medal was taken and wrapped  in leather, does that make it totally useless for locating  Feyd or Wash?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on May 23, 2018, 01:54:43 pm
Quick question . Since the St Camber medal was taken and wrapped  in leather, does that make it totally useless for locating  Feyd or Wash?


No. That makes it easy to handle when its not attuned to the person touching it. That way Feyd is insulated from it. It can still be used otherwise.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 23, 2018, 03:54:24 pm
Poor Darcy who does not at all what is happening.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 24, 2018, 05:20:03 pm
Poor Wash seems to be forgotten and no one seems to be able to help him. Every time we see him it gets worse. Very depressing 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 24, 2018, 10:19:01 pm
Poor Wash seems to be forgotten and no one seems to be able to help him. Every time we see him it gets worse. Very depressing

For Washburn's sake, please keep an optimistic outlook. He needs the good vibes. Believe me, he is not forgotten, most definitely not by me. The truth of it is that I panicked and the ladies got anxious to the point that I called for a "SLOW DOWN". We need to give ourselves time to work this out, and not let the stress effect our real world jobs. So today was a day for recuperation and centering. Don't want to make hasty decisions that might get Player characters or Non-player characters into deep trouble.

Now, if anyone, that is any reader, on this forum can figure out the locations that Wash is being held, prior to us figuring out his location in the story, then you can send a personal Message to Desert Rose, "I can guess where Washburn is." If and when it is revealed in the story and you have the location correct, you just might get a Karma Point for your guess. Just, whatever you do, do not tell The Scholar/ Feyd that you are on to him. Wash's life would be in more danger if Feyd feels his hiding places have been compromised. Believe me, Dowager Duchess Richenda and Lady Laurna want Sir Washburn Morgan back in Rhemuth, ALIVE!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 25, 2018, 06:06:48 am
Poor Wash seems to be forgotten and no one seems to be able to help him. Every time we see him it gets worse. Very depressing

For Washburn's sake, please keep an optimistic outlook. He needs the good vibes. Believe me, he is not forgotten, most definitely not by me. The truth of it is that I panicked and the ladies got anxious to the point that I called for a "SLOW DOWN". We need to give ourselves time to work this out, and not let the stress effect our real world jobs. So today was a day for recuperation and centering. Don't want to make hasty decisions that might get Player characters or Non-player characters into deep trouble.

Now, if anyone, that is any reader, on this forum can figure out the locations that Wash is being held, prior to us figuring out his location in the story, then you can send a personal Message to Desert Rose, "I can guess where Washburn is." If and when it is revealed in the story and you have the location correct, you just might get a Karma Point for your guess. Just, whatever you do, do not tell The Scholar/ Feyd that you are on to him. Wash's life would be in more danger if Feyd feels his hiding places have been compromised. Believe me, Dowager Duchess Richenda and Lady Laurna want Sir Washburn Morgan back in Rhemuth, ALIVE!

In fairness Laurna, it wasn't only you panicking. Now if we only had a shiral crystal to see what Bynw is really up to😉.

Seriously though, I think my writing is improving thanks to the tension our honoured GM is creating - keep up the good work Bynw.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 25, 2018, 08:17:47 am
Wondering what happened with some ideas that were mentioned  but then seemed to be dropped . What happened with Arilan's nephews efforts to follow Feyd? Was the other man captured ever interrogated? In all the concern about events in Rhemuth, is Kelson still dispatching the ships and men to Las to prevent it's capture? What about Ratharkan and the men waiting there? So many threads. It's exciting but sometimes hard not to lose track of a thread. I'm sure bynw must have an overall plan but I'm amazed at his ability  to juggle it all.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 25, 2018, 08:18:57 am
I do have to say I think drawing and quartering would be too good for Feyd
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on May 25, 2018, 09:04:23 am
Wondering what happened with some ideas that were mentioned  but then seemed to be dropped . What happened with Arilan's nephews efforts to follow Feyd? Was the other man captured ever interrogated? In all the concern about events in Rhemuth, is Kelson still dispatching the ships and men to Las to prevent it's capture? What about Ratharkan and the men waiting there? So many threads. It's exciting but sometimes hard not to lose track of a thread. I'm sure bynw must have an overall plan but I'm amazed at his ability  to juggle it all.

None of these threads have been dropped. They have all been discussed during a lot of behind-the-scenes plotting (what Bynw would call "note passing"  ;D ), but we players have all been very busy in our real lives just at the moment, not to mention that we're still trying to figure out where Bynw's clues are leading us and how to dovetail that into all the other threads needing to be followed and resolved, and all of those things take time to figure out.  So please be patient.  Creative energy ebbs and flows, and time for writing comes in on-again-off-again spurts as well, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten any of this.  We're just running into the usual limits of a finite 24-hour day, feeling too tired from stuff happening in our lives to deal with writing original content at the moment, and having the disadvantage of being mere humans rather than story vending machines, or even Deryni, who at least have fatigue banishing spells to help them manage.  LOL!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 25, 2018, 09:26:24 am
I do have to say I think drawing and quartering would be too good for Feyd

He would argue that he is simply trying to make a living like anyone else. Where he is different in the medieval world is that his loyalty is to himself and not to a liege lord which makes him suspect.

He could be treating Washburn a great deal more harshly, probably less harshly than the treatment that our greybearded friend is suffering at the hands of Kelson's interrogators.

Having said all that I would not be at all sorry to see his head served up on a platter a la John the Baptist.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 25, 2018, 11:25:34 am
Fatigue banishing spells? Did someone say they were passing that around? I'll take one.
This morning I am working with the Arilan men but it is not anywhere near posting, I still have some questions and I need to make some rolls just to see what information they can get. Mostly belated information, I fear. Sleuthing is always a catching up game.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 25, 2018, 01:49:30 pm
Now, if anyone, that is any reader, on this forum can figure out the locations that Wash is being held, prior to us figuring out his location in the story, then you can send a personal Message to Desert Rose, "I can guess where Washburn is." If and when it is revealed in the story and you have the location correct, you just might get a Karma Point for your guess. Just, whatever you do, do not tell The Scholar/ Feyd that you are on to him. Wash's life would be in more danger if Feyd feels his hiding places have been compromised. Believe me, Dowager Duchess Richenda and Lady Laurna want Sir Washburn Morgan back in Rhemuth, ALIVE!

I have two guesses so far.  :)

And for the record, I don't have the faintest clue where Feyd took Wash.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 25, 2018, 01:56:06 pm
That is great DR.  PM yourself the locations and give yourself a karma point if either are correct.
I hope you don't mind that I volunteered you for this duty. I figured you were a good neutral person for other's to contact. That way we four writers don't get biased by other people's ideas and bwyn does think his clues are too obvious if someone figures is out before we do. Believe me, we are all trying to sleuth this answer.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 25, 2018, 02:04:13 pm
That is great DR.  PM yourself the locations and give yourself a karma point if either are correct.
I hope you don't mind that I volunteered you for this duty. I figured you were a good neutral person for other's to contact. That way we four writers don't get biased by other people's ideas and bwyn does think his clues are too obvious if someone figures is out before we do. Believe me, we are all trying to sleuth this answer.

Nah, I'm in the SCA.  This was not the first time someone voluntold me something, and it will likely not be the last!  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 25, 2018, 02:50:08 pm
I just wondered about the other things, I do realize that you are all busy peopke and I think you are amazing writers. Trying to be patient. Sending you a present of fatigue banishing spells, hope they help.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 25, 2018, 08:05:29 pm
Poor Darcy
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 27, 2018, 06:38:24 am
That was a lot of work Laurna.Thanks for the explanation  of how  Feyd could get to the portal in the library. I wondered how that  worked. Just wish it could have had a better outcome . Hope the fatigue banishing spell helped . Really longing for something good to happen but guess it will take a little longer. Poor Wash.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on May 27, 2018, 08:56:40 am
That cursed Feyd!! I hope he gets what's coming to him before then end of the story!!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 27, 2018, 03:14:19 pm
Feyd seems to get a inordinate amount of successful rolls, no matter who is rolling for him.  Sigh.  Though we knew Washburn could not be rescued because Feyd already made the second jump.  (Drat.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 27, 2018, 04:20:11 pm
Those were all honest losing rolls. I would have made the scene for after Feyd had left, if they had succeeded. Though it worked better with this timing, so that Duncan's attempt happened right after. Now we have to go find Poor Sextus. Any guesses where this portal is before I get the answer from Bynw and write it up?
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 27, 2018, 05:28:15 pm
Could it possibly be in the abandoned  church in the Jewish part of Rhemuth that Denis found when he was looking for a Talmud scholar.
Have to say that I find it very discouraging that  everything seems to be tilted in Feyd's favor. Doesn'T seem that it will lead to a good outcome for Wash. Would really hate to lose him,
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 27, 2018, 09:25:23 pm
We won't lose him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 29, 2018, 01:39:10 pm
Poor Washburn - I hope his family is soon able to see him as Kelric now does.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 29, 2018, 03:05:29 pm
Poor Washburn - I hope his family is soon able to see him as Kelric now does.

I figured that Denis didn't see Alaric as mature or well-trained until he finally saw him as both general to the armies and able to hold his own in casting wards and finding out he empowering Kelson. Therefore Denis would have a biased judgement on Alaric's youngest son. The oldest son has proven himself many times over to Denis and the CC, but the youngest son has had more trouble with gossip thinking he is just the "Jock"  than what he really is if anyone had learned to know him in person. I figure Denis would be the last person to be persuaded.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 29, 2018, 03:11:50 pm
I wondered that too Laurna. I think Denis would see far too much of the young Alaric in Washburn and make his judgement of him accordingly.

I noticed that according to Denis it was Richenda and Duncan who had let aspects of his training slide - I think even in old age Denis would struggle to admit that he, too, could get things wrong.

And of course Denis has not seen the side to Washburn which we have seen, unless he has been reading "Ghosts of the Past" on the sly.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 29, 2018, 03:38:26 pm
Just hope they do rescue wash and that he lives long enough for his family and the court see him as Kelric   and his friends do. He wants more training and especially to learn healing skills, I hope he gets that chance
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 29, 2018, 05:22:05 pm
Well done, revanne!

I know Columcil and the Archbishop had been dreading that conversation even having a reason to occur, never mind actually occurring, but I think that might be the best possible outcome!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 29, 2018, 05:31:21 pm
Beautifully done Revanne. Perhaps the best resolution  of this problem, at least for now. So many problems  weighing on them all.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 29, 2018, 05:43:53 pm
I am brushing away many tears.

Especially when Dhugal considered how very different this revelation feels compared to when He was revealed to be the son of Duncan. These men are older, they are not in need of finding themselves, not like young Dhugal had been in the early days. However, as men of the same blood and same disposition  I love to see that they are on the road to finding wholeness as a family unit and finding trust. This is a wonderful addition to the story. Thank you.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 29, 2018, 06:34:28 pm
I also want to say that Columcil's bravery to stand forth taking the lead from both his Archbishop and his Duke proved to me what the man is truly made of. This humble preist is of far sterner stuff than even he has accredited to himself. Columcil is the right man to have on Washburn's and Lady Aliset's side. I have complete faith that he and Darcy will become the heroes of the day.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on May 29, 2018, 07:55:56 pm
EECK! Jerusha. I count on seeing Lord Dunstan’s loyalty re-payed to his sons.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 29, 2018, 09:23:02 pm
I think Sidana is being used and I don't see a good outcome for her. Looking forward to Kelson retaking Ratharkan. Hope Lord Dunstan's loyalty will be rewarded.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 30, 2018, 01:48:31 am
Poor Sidana. I fear her innocence won't last long .Very evocative scene, Jerusha.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 30, 2018, 06:07:53 am
My thanks to Evie for finding the description of the Mearan coat of arms for me.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 30, 2018, 10:46:17 am
Since Richard Kirby is injured following  the fight in the library  and those ships need to be sailing for Laas, do you think that Darcy might be assigned to help him? He is an experienced  sailor with his masters  papers. Just a thought
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on May 30, 2018, 11:49:04 am
Nice one, Jerusha!  As with Laurna, I hope that Kelson finds out about Lord Dunstan's sacrifice (because Kelson being himself, he will honor that loyalty if he is aware of it); I'm not happy the lord was murdered, but since that ship has sailed, I want Kelson to know that Lord Dunstan remained loyal in such extreme circumstances.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on May 30, 2018, 12:29:36 pm
Since Richard Kirby is injured following  the fight in the library  and those ships need to be sailing for Laas, do you think that Darcy might be assigned to help him? He is an experienced  sailor with his masters  papers. Just a thought

I don't want to speak for Darcy but I would have thought that he would have to be dragged away in irons from Aliset.

And don't forget two healers are on their way to see Richard. If the dice are willing (hollow laugh)to allow them to enter into rapport I think that Dhugal and Columcil would make a very powerful team.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on May 30, 2018, 02:01:33 pm
I agree he would not want to leave Aliset but what can he do for her? He is not even allowed in the room. I was also thinking that Richard's injuries are not only physical. And it may become a question  of where Darcy  can do the most good. Anyway, it was just a thought. I do agree that Dhugal and Columcil would make a powerful  team if the dice agree (although they often don't)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on May 30, 2018, 03:32:37 pm
After what happened with Jaxom, Darcy will definitely NOT be willing to leave Aliset.  But at some time he will have to, as I'm thinking the men will move north at some point to either rescue Washburn or join up with Kelric.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on May 30, 2018, 10:32:48 pm
Good additions the last couple of days. I hope Wash will be saved. I hope Jaxom will be disgraced or at least greatly embarrasse before the King &  Darcy will win his fair maid. Still sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the next development. Great writing!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 01, 2018, 01:35:35 am
In medieval times a happy event in the royal family often led to acts of mercy for those in distress or held incarcerated at His Majesty's pleasure.

Dare we hope that the happy advent of Madeline might similarly soften our honored GameMaster's  heart. ( For Wash's sake I am even willing to pretend that there is no "u" in honoured.)

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Gilreth on June 01, 2018, 07:23:21 am
Finally found time to catch up on this - blasted work getting in my way as it often does. Really enjoying the story and no on the edge of my seat to see what happens next.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 01, 2018, 08:30:25 am
Gad you've got a bit of space Gilreth.
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Post by: Laurna on June 05, 2018, 01:37:54 pm
Wonderful, Jerusha.
Thank you for moving us forward.
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Post by: DerynifanK on June 05, 2018, 02:15:43 pm
Thanks Jerusha. Enjoyed  the new post. I hope Duchess Grania will discover that she has misjudged  Darcy. I was beginning to wonder if the game was on hold for a bit. I know people are busy; Revanne on holiday  and Evie with her parents coming soon but was really happy to see a new part to the story today. Still very worried  about Wash if Valerian  gets his hands on him.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 05, 2018, 04:54:31 pm
Great addition, Jerusha.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 05, 2018, 06:58:51 pm
Evie was kind enough to approve this from an "Aliset" perspective.   :)
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Post by: judywward on June 06, 2018, 07:33:30 pm
I was glad to read this new piece, too. I would like Grania to alter her opinion of Darcy, too. And for Kelson to realized the bad guys could not have used Jaxom if he had not been on a less than noble attempt to talk to Aliset.  It was nice to see a new post in the game today but had to wait till now to read it.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 06, 2018, 09:23:04 pm
I don't think Duchess Grania has anything against Darcy.  He's just an unknown lord who has drifted into Rhemuth with no references other than a brother who is an undercover spy.  (Not something to be loudly proclaimed.)  She is protective of young noblewomen in her charge, and under the present circumstances, more vigilant than usual.

She will begin to soften to him, though... ;)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on June 06, 2018, 10:05:52 pm
I don't think Duchess Grania has anything against Darcy.  He's just an unknown lord who has drifted into Rhemuth with no references other than a brother who is an undercover spy.  (Not something to be loudly proclaimed.)  She is protective of young noblewomen in her charge, and under the present circumstances, more vigilant than usual.

She will begin to soften to him, though... ;)

And under the circumstances, I don't think Grania's caution is without merit on general principle.  She doesn't know Darcy, but if she gets to know him, I'm sure she will see the high quality of his character.  :)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 07, 2018, 12:45:15 am
Remember, too, that Grania first met Darcy in company with her little brother which is likely to mean that she was inclined to be somewhat dismissive of him. I'm sure that is beginning to change now.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 07, 2018, 12:56:39 am
 Demercia and I thought the troll of Droghera might be lurking around here.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 07, 2018, 02:44:32 am
OH Yah!  That pinnacle of rocks sure has the aura of a Troll cave inside it. Don't go wandering around there at night. Do the locals have any tales to tell about their rock formations. I can well imagine a dragon sitting on those stones too.  :D
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Post by: DerynifanK on June 07, 2018, 08:08:22 am
I have a bad feeling about waiting another night to look for Wash. Even though I know they are tired.
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Post by: Jerusha on June 07, 2018, 09:22:13 am
Wonderful additions! 

For some odd reason, when I click on the link to revanne's post, I go to her #433 post instead of her latest one (#436). Has Feyd now cast a spell on our links?  :(
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 07, 2018, 09:38:19 am
I wouldn'T put it past him
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on June 07, 2018, 11:18:01 am
Wonderful additions! 

For some odd reason, when I click on the link to revanne's post, I go to her #433 post instead of her latest one (#436). Has Feyd now cast a spell on our links?  :(

I had the same issue when I clicked on it.

And don't worry, Derynifank,  Wash is worth more to Valerian alive than dead. Then again, maybe that's a good reason for concern in itself.  ;D
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Post by: DerynifanK on June 07, 2018, 01:02:25 pm
I'M afraid so. I keep remembering  what Wencit did to Derry and Valerian is certainly  as bad if not worse. Keep hoping the rescue efforts will be successful.
You said your parents are coming soon. Are they moving now to be near you.
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Post by: Evie on June 07, 2018, 04:21:58 pm
I'M afraid so. I keep remembering  what Wencit did to Derry and Valerian is certainly  as bad if not worse, I just find it frustrating  that the efforts ti rescue Wash keep going awry,
You said your parents are coming soon. Are they moving now to be near you.

That's the hope, anyway. It depends on whether they find a place they like during their visit, or if they decide to wait and try again some other time.
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Post by: DerynifanK on June 07, 2018, 04:28:40 pm
I hope it works out. I know you will feel better having them close.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on June 07, 2018, 06:16:57 pm
I'm worried about Wash, too. Hopefully he will be rescued at some point. Surely there's some kind of villain minus somewhere that will get Wash rescued.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 07, 2018, 07:39:19 pm
Oh dear.  Feyd is surely up to something more than a walk down memory lane.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 07, 2018, 07:54:06 pm
I actually cringe when when bynw posts  because it is always  discouraging. I just have this bad feeling that Wash is never going to be rescued. Never anything good happening. Very depressing 
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on June 07, 2018, 08:42:20 pm
Wonderful additions! 

For some odd reason, when I click on the link to revanne's post, I go to her #433 post instead of her latest one (#436). Has Feyd now cast a spell on our links?  :(

I had the same issue when I clicked on it.

And don't worry, Derynifank,  Wash is worth more to Valerian alive than dead. Then again, maybe that's a good reason for concern in itself.  ;D

No evil spells. Just bad luck. Did it to me as well.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 07, 2018, 09:12:18 pm
Good heavens, Bynw, now what?

Can one but hope that his next contract is Valerian?  (Can't blame me for trying.)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 07, 2018, 11:11:32 pm
"A bit of drama",  he says!!

Because what is happening to poor Washburn has been soooo boring up until now.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 07, 2018, 11:57:27 pm
A game is not fun if one always loses .
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 08, 2018, 12:12:27 am
Very clever Bynw. I sense many possibilities. The question is,  where do Feyd''s loyalties lie? He will serve any paymaster to earn a living but who does he truly serve?

Lots of questions but no answers as yet but once the first shock of waking up to the latest offering has worn off I see the first glimmerings of hope.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 08, 2018, 12:20:01 am
A game is not fun if one always loses .

Being English and generally watching my team lose spectacularly at games that we taught the rest of the world believe me it is possible still to have fun while losing!

Washburn is losing in the short-term and will continue to do so as Bynw stretches our imaginations - which presumably is what this is about - but in the long-term I think we have been given the seeds of hope.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 08, 2018, 12:26:41 am
Wish you would  share these seeds of hope since I seem to be missing them. Trying to stretch my imagination  to find them but it doesn't  seem to be cooperating. It might be partly because I don''t really understand the dice rolls so I'M not sure if Feyd's rolls made things even worse for poor Wash. Tried reading the explanation of the dice rolls but still not clear about them.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 08, 2018, 12:52:33 am
As I see it  Feyd blurs Wash's loyalty to his brother and his king so that Valerian will not see Wash as so much of a threat, when he probes him, nor see the need to break him. Presumably Valerian will see the Wash that many others see which leads them to have a poor opinion of him.

However Feyd has also set a trigger so that this blurring can be reversed at which point Valerian might have more on his hands than he bargained for.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 08, 2018, 06:04:24 am
My thoughts exactly, revanne!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 08, 2018, 09:36:33 am
I've reread it again and I'm sure that Feyd does not destroy Wash's memories but blur them. In my mind it is as though they are in a locked cupboard, utterly inaccessible and their presence unknown, even to Wash himself, but not destroyed. When the trigger is activated then the memories are restored. Remember Feyd has no loyalty to Valerian, he is simply being paid for a job. Neither does he have any animosity towards Wash.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Bynw on June 08, 2018, 10:00:57 am
Destroying his memories and making him an empty shell is the most diabolical thing possible to do to him. Can it ever be fixed even if he physically  survives? "Memories seared to ash not to be recalled". I'm  not sure  Wash has not been effectively lost.

Feyd did not destroy Wash's memories or his loyalty. Only blurred and hid it. So hopefully the Grand Duke will not see them when or if he reads Wash. Most likely he will just use take over the controls that have been put in place by Feyd. There is a trigger that will cause the memories and loyalty to return to normal.

Wash is not an empty shell. Without the strong loyalty to King and his family, he will not be seen as a liability by the Grand Duke. And his chances of living are greatly increased.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 08, 2018, 10:21:14 am
I will hang on to that thought as a thin thread of hope. So many of our other threads have broken or tangled.
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Post by: DerynifanK on June 08, 2018, 11:21:20 am
Me too Jerusha.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 08, 2018, 11:43:34 am
Sorry, if my and Washburn's point of view got a bit over dramatic at 3:00am in the morning. I shouldn't have used the memories replayed like a bonfire and burnt to ash. but I could not come up with a medieval equivalent of Feyd reviewing Washburn's memories like a 1920's motion picture film and then pulling that film off the real and storing away in a dark cavern. At that point all I could see was the film melting against the too hot light bulb. Thus, the memories from Washburn's point of view, disappeared to ash. What I was desperately trying to do was save Wash's memories of his father. Those memories Feyd did not mention that he touched upon.  and I have hope that he will not think them relevant.
You do not know how hard it is to struggle with these restrictions as a writer trying to be true to her character.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 08, 2018, 12:11:27 pm
I can imagine that it is very difficult and as the talented writer that you are I'm  sure that it requires much effort. I just wish I could write as well as you do.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on June 08, 2018, 12:37:35 pm
Laurna, I think from Wash's point of view, possessing the incomplete information that he does (due to the blurring) and not realizing what he doesn't know (not to mention the information we as players don't yet know), the "burned to ash" metaphor works well, because that's his perception, which is not necessarily the same thing as actual reality.  But we as readers who have been privy to Feyd's thoughts in this whole thing realize (or at least should pick up on if reading carefully) that those old loyalties are not actually gone at all, just temporarily obscured so they won't put Wash in greater danger than he is in already.  That trigger to release those memories later is very much a ray of hope; that coupled with Feyd's mention of having some greater goal in sight that has nothing to do with his (very temporary) contract with Valerian makes me very curious to learn what Feyd's end game plan is.  Could it be that he might be able to be used against Valerian at some point further down the road, since it's evident that he has no personal loyalty to Valerian and no animosity towards Wash (if anything, there is a beneficence, however limited, to his actions towards Wash--if he felt totally apathetic towards Wash's fate, why even bother trying to protect him from Valerian?), but just sees this current job as a step along the way to his future goals?  Not that I am saying I think Feyd could become some future friend or ally, but sometimes the enemy (or willing paid opponent) of my enemy is my...OK, definitely not friend, but at least potentially useful diversion or weapon who could someday be used against someone we know definitely means to do us harm?   ;D

Derynifank, it might help to take a few steps back and look at the longer range possibilities (and I'll admit, it might take a heaping helping of creativity to see those possibilities) to find some rays of optimism.  Right now, like the characters themselves, it is hard for us to see the whole forest because of all those darn trees in the way.  LOL!  Remember that we are still very much in the "messy middle" of this story (and trust me, as someone who has written novel-length fiction, there were countless times when I got stuck in the messy middle of a story in progress and wanted to throw my hands up in despair, not seeing how I could ever possibly resolve the plotlines and create a satisfying ending from the tangled mess I'd woven...and I was the sole author of it!   ;D )  Sure, things look grim for our characters at the moment, but there are plenty of times in canon where things looked darker still for those characters.  The entire post-Camber era trilogy comes to mind!  Geez Louise, that death count and the ramifications for Gwynedd that continued for centuries afterwards!  The stakes in this story are not yet anywhere near that extreme, and if anything, Feyd's surprising act of compassion towards Wash gives me greater hope, not less, that there is still hope for our characters to achieve total victory over their enemies.


Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on June 08, 2018, 12:47:50 pm
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“I am afraid,” the tall duke claimed. The soft white tones of his papa’s hair illuminated the silver of his eyes. “The difference between you and me is that I won’t cry when I’m afraid. I hold my fear in here.” His papa pointed to his chest. “I use my fear to make certain that I have considered every possibility. Fear keeps me from becoming complacent…”

“Comp play ent…?”

“Aye, son, that is a big word. Complacent… it means to become self-satisfied, to be prideful, to think you are better than everyone else. If you think that, then someone will try to prove you wrong. You must be the best that you can be, promise me that, but don’t ever be prideful. And don’t ever become complacent, son. Always know that there is more to learn, no matter how good you are, and that there are bad people out there who will try to beat you down.  Use fear to keep your edge sharp, to stay alert.” Alaric’s finger touched the child’s nose. “Now, the thing with fear is that there is a balance, too much fear will stop you, it will blind you. How can you stay alert If you eyes are full of tears?” The warrior’s eye’s softened with empathy for his frightened son. Washburn remembered his papa ‘s fingers then moving over both cheeks to wipe his tears away.

“There is a time for crying, and yes men do cry, but we do not cry when we are afraid. We cry when we mourn something lost that is dear to us. Until such time, keep your chin up.” A finger lifted the boy’s chin, and then his papa kissed his cheek. “That's my boy. You are a Morgan, Morgan’s face their fears. We don’t let fear blind us. When I come home, I will help you be the very best that you can be.”


Woman, you utterly broke me with this scene!  I was reading this first thing this morning with tears in my eyes from the sheer beauty of it.  It is not only an intensely moving moment between Alaric and Wash, it also speaks very closely to some real world stuff I am going through in my personal life right now and some tough decisions I am facing (major stressful life events that have kept me from having creative energy to devote to this story for the moment, so thank you to my fellow players who have been willing to take my ball and run with it, so to speak, to keep Aliset in play), so thank you for that reminder of where my focus should be, even though I know you wrote this scene only for the purpose of giving Washburn hope, not thinking of how its applicability might spill over into real life as well. I love you ladies.  (And yes, Bynw too!  :) )
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 08, 2018, 01:16:50 pm
Thanks Evie for that support and explanation. Hope your issues are resolved in the most positive way. And yes the scene between Alaric and his son had me in tears too. So beautiful and sad. Just wish he were here to help. Maybe he is in a way
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 08, 2018, 01:43:45 pm
Evie, If my words can help you in any way than it is I who feel honored. It is you and your kind words and your unrelenting patience that has brought me to a place that I love most of all, and that is writing. Your friendship is a boon that I cherish. It is not with many people that I have shared my own fears. I do so hope that the imbalances around you, will settle soon to find you in a positive place, because over and over you have been there for me. And you deserve the best.

This last scene took me over a week to write. A week where I have been struggling with my father, after he had a bad fall. The words had many revisions and they tumbled in many places, until I finally found the balance that seemed to work in my mind. Then last night, Bynw threw me for a loop, and I thought I would have to toss it all away. It was not until I came home from overtime at work and sat down to give Bynw a response that I realized, I could still use most of it and hope that it came together. Alaric and Wash touched my soul too.

Derynifank, the fact that we are all still here and still struggling to get words on the page, means that there is hope. We will band together and in some manor-- one not yet figured out by any of us-- that we will find a way to bring forth a win.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 08, 2018, 02:01:00 pm
Utterly beautiful Laurna and I think the burning ash image from Wash's perspective is very apt. I also found Alaric's words helpful for personal reasons so thank you.

Hard though it must be for your character to be in such a place I think it is allowing you to showcase your talents as a writer and draw us into the emotional depths. If I am allowed to mix my fantasy worlds I am reminded of Sam Gamgee talking to Frodo about how different it feels to be in a story rather than just reading about it and you have taken us into the story with all its heartache, which is what makes it so compelling.

Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 08, 2018, 02:02:39 pm
Hear hear!

I really can't improve on everything that has already been said, Laurna, but I so totally agree.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on June 08, 2018, 02:05:48 pm
Laurna, you're doing an amazing job with this story (as are the other writers/players), and hopefully the old saw about the darkest hour being just before dawn will prove true for the player characters soon.

Wash's memory of Alaric was just gorgeous.  I've got the concept of memory on my mind a lot lately for personal reasons, and that was a wonderful, poignant piece of writing.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DesertRose on June 08, 2018, 03:03:41 pm
Sounds like Lord Darcy is looking for a good outlet for his anger at what Jaxom et al. inflicted upon Aliset.  Fighting practice is good for that.

One of the people I know in the SCA who fights said that a doctor or some other medical professional asked him what he did to relieve stress, and he said, "I beat up my friends with sticks every Sunday," then explained what SCA fighter practice is; the doctor or whoever said it sounded like a good idea to him (since everyone is in armor to prevent undue injury and they all know what they're getting into by armoring up and fighting at practice)!  :D
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 08, 2018, 03:20:39 pm
Oh poor Darcy.  He is going to find it hard that he can't make things right for Aliset just by being there. I hope that young Robert is good at parrying blows.

Grania is proving to be a tower of strength - she will be a good friend to Aliset.

Beautifully written Jerusha
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 08, 2018, 03:41:05 pm
Good Jerusha, Glad Darcy has net up with his brother's squire to help him deal with Rhemuth, and I think a bit of weapon's practice to wrestle those frustrations  that he is dealing with is the best thing.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on June 08, 2018, 06:00:49 pm
Although worried for Wash and for Aliset, I'm glad to see more of the game unfold.  Keep up the good work, everyone.  The game's afoot!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 08, 2018, 10:29:50 pm
The level of writing in this game is amazing. All of you are doing a fantastic job! Laurna, you especially have a talent for drawing the reader into the story and making them care about the characters. I hope your dad is doing better. I can relate as my husband has had a lotof illness this year. He was actually supposed to have surgery today but he fell and then got bronchitis so we are on hold for now.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on June 09, 2018, 08:18:17 am
I also found the piece about Wash's memory of Alaric very moving and well-written. All of the gamers are doing a great job on this game/story. We can hardly wait to find out what's next. It's like the serial shorts that were in the movies in my Mom's young years. She told me about them and how you'd always be left with a cliffhanger, waiting on pins & needles to see what happened next.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 09, 2018, 01:37:28 pm
Revanne, your post is so refreshing after this morning's torture of me writing a response for Washburn to Feyd. I will hold off posting that for a little while, to let everyone enjoy Columcil and Dhugal's conversations.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 09, 2018, 01:47:30 pm
I thought a little light relief was called for.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 09, 2018, 02:18:55 pm
Revanne hope you and Demerica had a wonderful time in Switzerland. It was interesting  and fun to watch Dhugal and Columcil  working things out. Love the brogue. I know Jaxom was a pain but I hope they realize he was  not an intentional traitor. Did anyone ever find that ring? Just wondered,
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Post by: judywward on June 10, 2018, 08:49:10 am
More good writing to read! Thanks, all.  Now I'm so curious about The Scholar! He almost seems reluctant to turn Wash over to the evil ones.  I hope we can hear more of him & his quest. Loved the Dhugal & Columcil piece!  I'll enjoy watching Darcy learn to be a Lord, something it sounds like he didn't think too much of during his previous life on the sea.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 10, 2018, 09:39:40 am
And the plot thickens! What a delicious stew we have cooking on our stove. I am intrigued.
I wouldn't say the scholar is reluctant to turn over Wash. but he has an entirely different agenda for turning Wash over than any of us have thought of before. Wash is still in a very bad position but an escape door is being set to get him out of the Pit of Despair in what I hope to be in better condition than Wesley was. Fortunately, there is always Miracle Max.

lol oops fandom sliding again. We just saw the Princess Bride on Classic night at our local theater. Love that film
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 11, 2018, 11:32:29 am
I wonder just who Darcy was imagining the target to be?
😉
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 11, 2018, 12:34:16 pm
A great description of Darcy's swordsmanship, especially  his ability to use either hand. I hope that sometime soon he will be able to see Lady Aliset. I'm not sure he knows yet what happened. I'm  thinking Kelson has not had time to meet with him. Quite a tangle to unravel. Can't  wait to see what happens next.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 11, 2018, 12:51:56 pm
You just doubly increased my respect for Lord Darcy. I thank you for a good Monday morning image.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 11, 2018, 06:20:35 pm
I feel distressed for Washburn.  Not only is he tormented (mentally and physically) by Feyd, he does not know that Aliset is safe.  Another torment on top of too many others.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: judywward on June 11, 2018, 07:12:56 pm
Both of you wrote very well & bynw also. Anxious for Wash, I imagine at some point Darcy may win the fair maid back. I hope so. Jaxom should be flogged for making himself available to the malicious machanizations of the evil ones.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 12, 2018, 08:50:27 am
Getting better and better Laurna. Love how even in these awful circumstances Wash is maturing as a character.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: DerynifanK on June 12, 2018, 09:34:10 am
More concerned for Wash. Interrogating gray beard will not help in finding him as I had hoped since it seems unlikely  he will know much  if anything about Feyd. They were not allies but apparently just there at the same time by accident.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Evie on June 12, 2018, 10:56:36 am
Both of you wrote very well & bynw also. Anxious for Wash, I imagine at some point Darcy may win the fair maid back. I hope so. Jaxom should be flogged for making himself available to the malicious machanizations of the evil ones.

LOL, poor Jaxom!  I don't much like him either, but to be fair, he really had no more choice in his actions than Lord Derry did under those circumstances. And he did nothing that any of our heroes (or ourselves) wouldn't have done in his situation. How could he have known that a random collision with a passing stranger wasn't random at all, but deliberately planned so the stranger could take over his mind? The only thing he was truly guilty of was being so distracted by thoughts of Aliset that he didn't pay sufficient attention to where he was walking, and that could have happened to Darcy nearly as easily. (And if it had, we'd be rightfully outraged at the attacker and wishing flogging or worse on him, not on poor Darcy!)
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 12, 2018, 11:08:56 am
Darcy may have had a chance at resisting greybeard, since he does have shields.  It would have been a disadvantage roll, though, and we know how well dice rolls tend to go.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Jerusha on June 13, 2018, 06:38:53 pm
Well done, revanne!
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: Laurna on June 14, 2018, 04:08:28 am
I feel for Richard. As Captain of his ship, he did what he thought he should do by taking action in a fast manor.
This has brought up an interesting point. Gwynedd's Deryni nobility have all been brought into the ethics of high moral values and personal freedom. So much so that the human population has forgotten why the generations before them feared Deryni.  It makes sense that the old fears were swept under the carpet, allowing both sets of people to trust one another.  I hope these Deryni who abuse others freedoms will be brought to justice, long before the fear of all Deryni again spreads though the population.

I hope Richard will come to see that it isn't the power that needs fearing but the man willing to abuse that power. A tough lessen but if anyone can win back Richard, it will be Dhugal.
Title: Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
Post by: revanne on June 14, 2018, 06:50:00 am
I feel for Richard. As Captain of his ship, he did what he thought he should do by taking action in a fast manor.
This has brought up an interesting point. Gwynedd's Deryni nobility have all been brought into the ethics of high moral values and personal freedom. So much so that t