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General / Re: Where would you expect to find Portals?
« Last post by Bynw on Today at 10:07:59 am »
There is the Ecclesiastical network of portals throughout Gwynedd during the Festilic era. These were used by the Deryni priests and bishops to rapidly communicate cross great distances.

Most Deryni Lord had a private Portal at home somewhere, it was usually guarded to prevent unwanted entry by uninvited guests that might have learned the Portal location. Just like the Portal at Rhemuth Castle allowed the Camberian Council to use the Library there but they couldn't go wandering about the castle as the door was warded.
General / Where would you expect to find Portals?
« Last post by whitelaughter on Today at 08:13:20 am »
Denis Arilan needs help to create a Transfer Portal, but is able to do so swiftly when needed. Camber probably roped in some humans for raw power, but otherwise didn't seem to need help. Granted that their abilities are the best of their respective generations - there still must be quite a few deryni with the power and motive to create portals.
And they've been at it for over a thousand years.

The Deryni we meet are either nobles or clergy. Would most religious establishments in the Festillic era have portals? It would save a bishop a huge amount of effort, allowing him to tour his lands in a fraction of the time.

Castles are trickier - the convenience needs to be balanced against the threat of invasion. (I imagine that creating a portal in someone else's castle would be an act of war!) Rather than place a portal in a castle, it might make more sense to have them nearby, but outside the walls - Ian Howell might have jumped to one of these on his way to Clarissa after raiding Brion's tomb.
Of course, portals could be included to ensure Deryni domination. Human nobles can safely be left in positions of power if they know that their Deryni overlords can enter their fortifications at will. The Festils in both Torenth and Gwynedd could have established a chain of portals to ensure their control. Doesn't 'Rhydon' enter another character's home uninvited, disrupting a spell the victim was trying to master? That could be a standard tactic.
Another possibility would be to add a portal during construction - deryni seem to be able to move as much through a portal as they can carry, so a sealed portal in a wall that can be opened by teleporting the stones out with you would allow a completely concealed invasion point.

Stranger places to find them would be reefs and mines. Shipwrecked deryni could create a portal to escape the rocks that wrecked then;  stranded deryni might even wreck a ship to get access to stone on which they could create a portal! Benevolent deryni might journey to known shipping hazards to create portals there to be used by others.
Placing a portal in a mine could be both thoughtful and profitable. The risk of cave in threatens both the miners and the mine itself; a portal near the seam would allow rescues, work during a cave in and even to get workers in more efficiently: something that a minor noble might care about if the mine is their main source of income.

What have I missed?
Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / 01.Character Creation
« Last post by Bynw on October 19, 2017, 03:29:31 pm »
Characters are defined by a few choices to be made by the players in this game.

Step 1 - Determine if your character is a Human or a Deryni.
Step 2 - Pick 3 Traits.
Step 3 - Pick a Weapon Group to be Proficient in. Pick a specific weapon in the group that you have Mastered.
Step 4 - Determine your character's appearance and gear. Armor doesn't matter in most cases. And all characters start with 10 Gold and a basic Adventure's Kit.
Step 5 - Pick a Family Trade, this is what the character was trained in before they became and Adventurer
Step 6 - Choose a Belief, this is a driving principle that the character lives by all the time. Just a simple statement.

Those are all the steps to creating a character. They will be detailed in the post as I have time to detail them out.
Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Jerusha on October 18, 2017, 06:55:26 pm »
Can I have my room in the tower with the most frosting?  ;D
Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Evie on October 18, 2017, 04:28:45 pm »
Lovely cake! Can I have my room in the tower closest to the Library annex?
Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by DesertRose on October 18, 2017, 03:51:58 pm »
Laurna, that cake is glorious!  Thank you for adding it to the thread!
Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Laurna on October 18, 2017, 02:23:18 pm »
Ah, Thy cake is out from the Kitchens, My Lady Katherine.
Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Laurna on October 18, 2017, 11:35:57 am »
Have a great day, on this day, your birthday!
Happy Birthday, KK!
Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by Bynw on October 18, 2017, 09:33:39 am »
Happy Birthday KK!!
Birthday Wishes / Happy Birthday KK!
« Last post by judywward on October 18, 2017, 08:13:26 am »
Happy Birthday & hope you have many more happy years left!
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