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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last 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.  :)
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last 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,
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last 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 
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KK's News / Ebook sale on 2/21/18--The Bastard Prince
« Last post by Evie on February 20, 2018, 03:37:59 pm »
Katherine asked me to pass along the following notice she received from her ebook publisher:

"I’m pleased to let you know that THE BASTARD PRINCE will be featured in Early Bird Books (EBB), our daily deals newsletter with more than 500,000 subscribers, tomorrow, Feb. 21. The ebook will be downpriced to $1.99 across all US retailers on that day.
 
I hope you can share the deal with your network as well. You can subscribe to EBB at https://earlybirdbooks.com/ so that you’ll get the direct link to the deal on the day that it appears in the newsletter."
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday, TheDeryni!
« Last post by Evie on February 20, 2018, 09:11:54 am »
Happy birthday, Deer!

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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday, TheDeryni!
« Last post by Laurna on February 20, 2018, 03:21:13 am »
Happy belated birthday TD!
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday, TheDeryni!
« Last post by DerynifanK on February 19, 2018, 08:29:43 pm »
Happy birthday  TD
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Jerusha on February 19, 2018, 06:38:23 pm »
((No pressure here, Laurna. Aack!))

Darcy Cameron studied the map provided by Lord Jaxom carefully.  Whatever his personal feelings might be, seeing Lady Aliset to the presumed safety of Arx Fidei was his main concern.  His own pride was second.

Why did presumed come to mind?  Darcy studied the map closely. 

“Either route will work,” he said finally.  “The problem is whatever trap lies ahead of us.”

“Trap?” Lord Jaxom asked.  “Surely with the capture of these men the route is clear”

“And that might be exactly what they hope we believe.”  Darcy responded.  “Whoever they might be.” He thought for a moment longer.  They did not have time to consider every possible twist and turn.

“I must agree with Sir Washurn,” Darcy said at last.  “But we must been on our guard. It’s entirely possible that traps have been laid along both routes.”

“You are paranoid,” Lord Jaxom said. 

“I’d rather he be paranoid than careless,” Washburn responded. 

Lord Jaxom shrugged his shoulders and moved away to ready his men.

“Sir Washburn,” Darcy said in a low voice. 

“Yes?”

“Is there some Deryni way you can contact Duke Kelric?  Let him know the path we mean to take?”

“Yes,” Washburn responded.  “Though I might need Father Comucil or Lady Aliset’s help to contact him at this distance.  What troubles you?”

“Just about everything,” Darcy responded.  “Where did that third man ride off to?  The game’s afoot.  I fear we may be at the disadvantage.”

(Edited because I forgot about Feyd.  Or maybe I was trying to.)
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday, TheDeryni!
« Last post by Jerusha on February 19, 2018, 06:07:42 pm »
Happy birthday, TheDeryni!
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Laurna on February 19, 2018, 03:35:23 pm »
Washburn had nodded at Father Columcil’s frank words. He had been so immersed in his own grievous errors that he had not seen how he had excluded a very important member of his party from the next group of decisions that need to be made. Actually, Darcy’s input was exactly what Wash needed at this moment. For Lord Jaxom and he had had differing opinions on what direction to take to get to Arx Fidei.

“Master Cameron, a moment if you would, please.” The young man was finishing the last buckle on his supply bags to the saddle. The look he gave the knight was grudging compliance. That look in itself, struck Wash for his remission in gratitude he had neglected to give the man earlier. “I did not thank you just a bit ago as I should have. I reacted too vigorously to protect a certain person in our company, only to find myself giving unintended harm. Your quick hand and dexterity kept said person from hitting the ground and for that I am most appreciative.”

“I am sworn to protect the heir of Mariot. I will not fail in my duty,” Darcy said with a stern face.

“In that regards, you are a far more successful than I am.” Washburn said with shame touching his voice. “Don’t think for a moment that I haven’t recognized this loyalty in you. And I know you will do right by the heir of Mariot, even after this journey has reached its destination.” Washburn perked up, than patted the man on the shoulder in acknowledgment of his loyalty freely given. “Now, Lord Jaxom and I are in different mindsets as how to get to Arx Fidei by the safest, fastest route. Would you wayin an opinion on the matter?” With that Wash turned to wave over Lord Jaxom.

Jaxom was just dismissing the guard Captain to return to Droghera with the prisoner and body of the accomplice. Washburn gave the captain a nod as the town guards were ready to depart. Wash was certain that justice would be swift in that town. The heir of Trillik gave his last command to the guard Captain and let them ride off. Than he walked briskly back into Washburn’s and Darcy’s presence. “Aye Sir Washburn, is the consensus that we take the main road through Cuilteine?”

“A moment on that, Lord Jaxom. First, I have been remiss in not yet introducing you to the other valuable members of my team. This young man is Master Darcy Cameron. He is ship’s officer and Navigator on board the Skjoldr. Master Cameron has impressed me at every turn with his quick thinking, and leadership skills. He was the one to organize the fire brigade back at Culdi, during the tavern fire. I presume you heard about that.”

“I did. The town constable was saying how pleased he had been that the fires were put out quickly and did not spread further. I heard something about a pale haired man leading the townsfolk that day. So then it was you Master Darcy? Well done!”

"Thank you Lord Trillick," Darcy said dipping his head in respect.

“Aye, it was him, to be sure. I was busy coughing my head off for having breathed in too much smoke.” Wash returned a gallant smile to Darcy’s grimace. Wash sobered up a little more. He still wasn’t winning Darcy over. “Now, to the business before us. Lord Jaxom, if we may have a look at that map of yours? I want Master Cameron’s opinion on the two routes available to us.”

Jaxom signaled a man to unpack the map and when he had it he passed it to Washburn. Wash unrolled it, handing one edge to Darcy while holding the other to see the full detail of the local area from Ratherkin in the upper north west corner to Rhemuth in the southeast corner.  With his free hand, Wash pointed to Droghera and then to Arx Fidei lying on the halfway point to Rhemuth. “Lord Jaxom would have us take the road to Cuilteine around these hills and then down to the lowlands here. He says there are at least two estates along the road that are loyal to the king and can be counted on to take in our numbers for the evening. For he is not certain that with our late start we will get to Arx Fidei before dark. 

"I, on the other hand, wish to avoid Cuilteine. I am thinking that it would be best to take this smaller path, here.” Wash pointed to the pass between the two hills going west. “It will allow us to reach the lowlands sooner. Although the road is almost non-existent. I am told there are only open fields and small farms all along this path. I have no qualms about sleeping under the stars tonight. But I need your opinion on this.Which direction would be best for our journey.” and for our lady he implicated looking at lord Alister. “Is the shorter distance, in the long run, the safest route or not? I know you don’t know these lands personally, but you know distances and maps far better than I. I trust your opinion on this.”

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