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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Bynw on Today at 03:23:05 pm »
a priest should not have any need of a medal. he should be a humble man. a servent to all as was instructed by our Lord to his disciples if they were to follow Him.

Have you shared this point of view with Dennis Arilan, or even more pertinently with Edmund Loris?

Speaking personally, the humble and forebearing nature of a priest can be deleteriously affected if one is unwary enough to be tempted into a game involving Torenthi dice.


Those 2 priests both have some vanity issues.

You can roll your own dice if you like, just have to do it live over Skype/Duo/FaceTime :)

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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by revanne on Today at 03:01:32 pm »
a priest should not have any need of a medal. he should be a humble man. a servent to all as was instructed by our Lord to his disciples if they were to follow Him.

Have you shared this point of view with Dennis Arilan, or even more pertinently with Edmund Loris?

Speaking personally, the humble and forebearing nature of a priest can be deleteriously affected if one is unwary enough to be tempted into a game involving Torenthi dice.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Laurna on Today at 01:37:38 pm »
Yea, the rebels are captured!  Clever of Father Columcil to suggest that Jaxom might be the one to escort the rebels to Droghera, leaving Columcil behind with Fiona and her family with the potential to be joined by Darcy and Aliset.  Jaxom's back over to you, Earl Brendan, and you can keep him this time!  ;D

Somehow I doubt that we have seen the last of him :-)

While doing some rereading it has occurred to me that the last time Washburn saw Jaxom, they were in a sword fight over Jaxom's despicable act.  Wash vowed harm to the man the next time he saw him. Our humble priest and good seaman may have their hands full keeping Wash from carrying out his vow, that is if Jaxom is still there when he arrives. ((Laurna snickers))

Well done Fiona for finding the rebels, she may yet learn to heed our good Father Columcil's council (or maybe not with that I'sles blood in her veins. ) and praise to Father Columcil for using his best weapon. A pat on the doggies heads from me.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DesertRose on Today at 01:07:51 pm »
a priest should not have any need of a medal. he should be a humble man. a servent to all as was instructed by our Lord to his disciples if they were to follow Him.

Even a humble servant of God needs a bit of rest from time to time!  ;)

ETA:  And Fr. Columcil is certainly a priest, but he is also still a human being who probably likes to feel appreciated, re: medal or any other secular award.  :D
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Bynw on Today at 12:52:43 pm »
a priest should not have any need of a medal. he should be a humble man. a servent to all as was instructed by our Lord to his disciples if they were to follow Him.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DerynifanK on Today at 12:42:26 pm »
 :D I'M sure we will continue to deal with Jaxom  until the rebellion  is over. Poor Columcil , I have certainly given him a hard time. I think he may feel he needs a period of retreat to recover from riding herd on  Fiona. It will be a relief when  Darcy, Aliset , and Wash arrive to help. Of course then Wash  will also need attention. Someone should give the priest a medal  for dealing with all this. Maybe someone will mention it to Kelson .
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy birthday, Jemler!
« Last post by judywward on Today at 11:33:02 am »
Happy Birthday, Jemler! Seems like just the other day we were wishing you a happy birthday... oh, wait, it WAS just the other day, on Chat!! <G>
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by revanne on Today at 10:30:28 am »
Yea, the rebels are captured!  Clever of Father Columcil to suggest that Jaxom might be the one to escort the rebels to Droghera, leaving Columcil behind with Fiona and her family with the potential to be joined by Darcy and Aliset.  Jaxom's back over to you, Earl Brendan, and you can keep him this time!  ;D

Somehow I doubt that we have seen the last of him :-)
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Jerusha on Today at 09:07:34 am »
Yea, the rebels are captured!  Clever of Father Columcil to suggest that Jaxom might be the one to escort the rebels to Droghera, leaving Columcil behind with Fiona and her family with the potential to be joined by Darcy and Aliset.  Jaxom's back over to you, Earl Brendan, and you can keep him this time!  ;D
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by DerynifanK on Today at 08:05:48 am »
Fiona and Columcil talked over what they might do to finally see the rebel leader caught. Jaxom was little help because he continued to fail to take Fiona’s ideas or suggestions seriously. Trevor had gone with the two soldiers to continue the search of the grounds near the manor. There were so many possibilities. The man could have doubled back to the stable, thinking that since it had already been searched, it would not be searched again. Only one soldier was on duty in the stable, and it would be easy to slip past him and hide there.  He could have chosen to hide in the main barn which was large, had many dark corners, and was filled with crops that had recently been harvested and were drying. He even could have doubled back to the manor and hidden himself in a distant part of the building. They were guessing as to his next move, but it was important to find him as soon as possible. This was made more difficult by the lack of cooperation from Jaxom and the lack of men to participate in the search.

Columcil called a break in their deliberations saying he needed to go check on the baron. It was getting late in the afternoon, and Mac should be waking up. Columcil would reevaluate his head injury to be sure he continued to improve and that there were no signs of more swelling or pressure inside his head. He would also need to be fed and to have water. They would want to assess his strength and his ability to get up and move around and resume control of his estate.

“While you tend to Mac, I will go get some food and drink both for him and for us. I am quite hungry. I am sure you would also appreciate some refreshments.” Fiona turned toward the door of her chamber.

“Wait a bit, Lassie.” Columcil placed a hand on her arm. “Come wi me tae see how he is. Then we can decide wha’s best to do for him.”

Fiona reluctantly agreed, and together they entered the baron’s room. His eyes were open and his voice was stronger as he asked what time it was and what had been happening while he slept. Columcil examined his head where the laceration had been and found it fully healed. He pressed gently on the areas of the skull under and around the injury and found it to be intact with no evidence of a break. The baron assured the priest that his headache was completely gone and he felt much better. A gentle Deryni probe revealed no swelling or pressure. Mac was anxious to get up and to resume control of his manor.

The good father restrained him. “Ya need tae hae some food an’ water tae build up yer strength. Yer still nae fully recovered from yer injury.”

The baron insisted he wanted to get up so Columcil and Lady Olivia assisted him to sit up, then stand and move slowly to a chair. He was weak but reasonably steady on his feet, able to walk with assistance.

“I am going to the kitchen to find some food and drink for you Uncle, as well as some food for us. I will find Gavin and have him help me carry the trays upstairs. I don’t think you are ready to try the stairs yet.” Fiona again started towards the door.
“Wait, Lassie. I need tae come wi ya.” said Columcil. “Gie me a minute tae finish wi yer uncle, then we’ll go down tae the kitchen and see wha is there. We still dinnae know where that outlaw is, and I dinnae want ya goin alone, een inside.”

Fiona was tapping her foot impatiently, “I am going ahead and you follow as soon as you can. I don’t see any reason for delay. I’m not leaving the house, and there are men inside so help is near if I should need it.”  She left the room, leaving the door partly open.

Columcil sighed as he had the baron flex his arms and legs and tested his strength. He also checked for any other lingering injuries due to his ordeal. “Tha’s one stubborn lassie.”

“That she is.” replied the baron with a rueful smile.

 Fiona descended the stairs toward the back  of the house where the kitchen and storerooms lay. Past the kitchen down a short hallway lay the storeroom where the captured rebels had first been confined. They had been moved to another, little-used room near the estate office where one of Jaxom’s men stood guard.  As Fiona came down  the last few steps, she saw the back of a man going toward the storeroom. She started to call to him, thinking it was one of the servants. But she hesitated. Somehow, the figure she had glimpsed did not move like a servant carrying out his duties. There was something furtive about his movements that roused her suspicions. She passed the kitchen door and moved quietly down the hallway toward the storeroom.

Columcil, satisfied that the baron was strong enough to be left while they secured food and drink for him, exited the room after Fiona, telling the baron they would return as soon as they had fixed a tray for him. Columcil was descending the steps when he heard a scuffle and a sudden, sharp cry that was cut off.

As Fiona neared the storeroom, her attention on the door, an arm reached out from a small alcove and seized her, pulling her toward the dark form that stood there. It was him, the rebel! Before she could react, he had turned her around and pulled her against his chest with his arm across her pinning both her arms against her body. She started to resist but a rough voice rasped in her ear; “If you want to live, stop resisting and do as I tell you.” She felt the cold touch of steel against her throat. He began to move her toward the kitchen and the door to the outside.

That sharp cry caused Columcil to stop about two thirds of the way down the stairs. From where he stood, he could see the man holding Fiona in front of him with the knife at her throat, forcing her step by step toward the door. He could not reach her without attracting the attention of the man holding her. He heard someone running down the corridor toward the kitchen area. Jaxom appeared with sword drawn.

“Stand back. Don’t come any nearer or I will slit her throat!” the rebel snarled. “Put away your sword if you want her back alive.”

Jaxom sheathed his sword and remained still, watching the rebel as he forced Fiona toward the door and escape. Columcil, still on the stairs, had a sudden thought. Where were the dogs? They hadn’t barked or sounded an alarm when the man seized Fiona. Were they near enough that he could summon them? He hoped they had not been shut away. He stood quietly and reached out with his mind to find the dogs.  He did not sense them. Maybe they were too far away. He edged back up the stairs, careful not to attract Drago’s attention. He reached the front stairs and hurried toward the solar.

((Does Coluncil reach the dogs?
! roll 2d6
Derynibot 4,3==7. Darn dice)).

Columcil paused near the solar and reached out again without success

((!roll 2d6
Derynibot  3,1==4  Must be Torenthi dice.))

As Columcil circled silently through the main hall back toward the kitchen to try another attack, he reached out again to try to touch the minds of the dogs. He sensed them quite near. He reached into their minds and summoned them.

Has he found the dogs?  Adding 3 XP to increase chance of success Success on 4,5,or 6.
!roll 2d6
Derynibot 1,4==5 Success at last

 He heard scratching and whining behind a closed door just ahead. When he opened the door, the dogs rushed out. He grabbed them quickly, then used his rapport to tell them to attack Drago. The dogs ran silently ahead of the priest toward their target. Drago was focused on Jaxom and did not see them until they attacked, one from the rear, pulling him backward, while the other grabbed the hand holding the knife. Darago staggered backward as the first dog snapped and pulled at him. He dropped the knife as he tried to free his arm which the dog had clamped in his teeth.

 As Drago fell back under the dogs’ attack, Fiona twisted away from him, staggering toward Jaxom who had drawn his sword and was rushing toward them. Columcil reached them, caught her and gathered her in his arms while Jaxom pointed his sword tip at the rebel’s throat. “Call off the dogs!”  The priest recalled the dogs to his side.

((Save test for Fiona. Does she escape Drago?
!roll 3d6
Derynibot 1,6,2==9 Success!))

Gavin had followed Jaxom from the solar and had been watching the confrontation from the corridor. “Go find the two men I sent out with Master Trevor and tell them to return here immediately. Our quarry is found,” Jaxom ordered him.

“Yes, my Lord.” Gavin ran out the door to find the soldiers.

Columcil felt Fiona trembling in his arms.  “Dinnae fash yersel, Lassie. Yer safe now. Jaxom is holding him at swordpoint. As soon as Gavin returns wi ta soldiers, he will be bound and confined. He cannae hurt ya now.”

Fiona’s voice shook a little as she replied. “ Father, I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you. I was in a hurry, and I never thought he would be in the house. Even when I followed the figure I saw to the storeroom, I didn’t really think it could be him. Why would he come back to the house? Wouldn’t that increase his chance of being caught?”

“Aye, it would but he was hungry an’ needed food. Jaxom dinnae have tha many men an they were spread out guardin’ tha rebels already caught an searchin’ fer him outside. Ta house is big wi lots o’ empty rooms an I’m sure he thought he could get away wi it. An he needed food an he could steal it here.” Columcil explained.

They heard rapid steps approaching and the door opened to admit Jaxom’s two men and Gavin. Trevor trailed behind them.  One soldier stood guard over Drago while the other wrapped a rough bandage around his bitten hand, then bound him.. They raised him roughly from the floor and, at Jaxom’s direction, marched him toward the locked room where the others were being held. Jaxom sheathed his sword and approached Fiona and Columcil. “Are you alright, milady? He didn’t injure you did he?”

Fiona replied, shaking her head. “I am not injured. I am grateful to you and Father Columcil for coming so quickly to my rescue. I don’t know what he would have done to me if he did manage to escape, taking me with him.”

Columcil directed her back toward the stairs. “We should return ta the baron an let him know tha yer safe. He will have heard tha fight an will be worried about ya. He also needs tae know tha tae rebel was caught an his manor is now secure.”  Jaxom agreed. Columcil and Fiona climbed the stairs and returned to the baron.

The dogs followed the captured rebel and the soldiers to where he was to be confined with the others. All of the rebels at the manor were now captured and under control.. While Fiona reassured the baron as to her welfare and described the capture of the final rebel, Columcil returned to the kitchen and, with Gavin’s help, assembled food and drink for both the baron and themselves. Before taking it to the baron’s room, he went to the area where the captured rebels were being held and placed the two dogs on guard, telling them to stay and to obey commands from the soldiers. The soldiers guarding the door grinned, a little extra help in holding these rough and dangerous men was very welcome.

After eating, Columcil left Fiona with the baron and Lady Olivia and sought out Jaxom, who had returned to the solar. He had completed his interrogation of Maclin, the steward, and of Michael. Drago, Maclin and the other rebels would be kept locked up until Jaxom received orders as to their disposition. He still needed to question Drago. But he was not certain what should be done with Lord Michael, who insisted that he regretted his intention to join the rebels now that he had seen what kind of men they were. He would do anything required of him that would help him clear his name. He wished to renew his fealty to the king and to make his peace with his father.

Columcil proposed that he contact Earl Brendan to advise him that the manor was now secure and to request orders concerning what should now be done with the rebels who had been captured. He was sure that the Earl would wish to question Drago himself. He would also be the best person to determine what should be done with Lord Michael. The problem was that Lord Jaxom had a limited number of men and would need all of them to convey the prisoners to Earl Brendan. That would mean he could leave no soldiers to ensure that the manor remained secure. The priest did not know how the Earl would decide to handle that. Perhaps, Darcy and Aliset could join him here to help the baron until other arrangements could be made. Jaxom requested that Columcil contact the Earl as soon as he could to secure orders as to their next moves.
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