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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DerynifanK on December 11, 2018, 08:16:29 pm »
Great scene Laurba. Poor Ratharkan always seems to get the worst of these battles. It was set a afire in the first Mearan rebellion. Can't think the people of Ratharkan would have any good feelings about the rebels. Anxious to see what happens next . Hope Kelson's orders reach everyobe soon. Fiona is not very patient. She will want to go with those freeing the manor, even if Jaxom is leading. Could see some clashes there..
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Jerusha on December 11, 2018, 05:57:21 pm »
Excellent, Laurna, most excellent!  The stage is set.....
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Ghosts of the Past
« Last post by Laurna on December 11, 2018, 03:08:08 pm »
Brendan Coris, Earl of Marly might have been out of his jurisdiction so far from home, but he was a man among men in the kingdom and he was welcome wherever he went. Well, not everywhere, not in these hard times, he certainly was not going to attempt the Ratherkin Portal. In the Michaeline ruin’s tower, he had found clues to his brother’s capture. The site had been hastily abandoned when the men of Droghera had breached the defenses there. Bedrolls had been left. Cups and plates, old food stuffs, some tainted with drugs, some not.  And the leavings of herbal concoctions: bits of leaves and stems of varying plants, likely once piled up and then kicked to be scattered across the stone in a hurry. The most important finding had been something else that had been kicked aside: ward cubes, a full set. His mother had been the one to find them. As Sextus told the story, the cubes had been scattered about the floor and had skittered under the old fallen roof stones. As far as Brendan knew, those ward cubes, his mother in her dismay, had taken those back to Rhemuth and given them to the king. Lord Sextus had assured him of it.

As to the portal itself, Lord Sextus told of the story how Duchess Richenda  had overcome the old trap upon it and how with Lord Seisyll’s help they had changed the trapping to a new one. Brendan quickly learned it. Neither he nor Sextus were able to find the portal signature as to where the assassin had taken his brother upon escaping here. That was irksome. Brendan knew that his mother had discovered that signature, yet she had returned to the king before Brendan arrived and she had not shared what she had learned with the younger Arilan brother before she left. Sextus had tried, but had not learned it himself. By the time of Brendan’s arrival the residue of that Portal jump had faded away. It was likely a death jump anyway.  So the earl did not waste effort on that.

However, sitting next to a working Portal was too much of a temptation. Gathering the stems and leaves that he had found, the Early of Marly stepped on the portal square. “I will be back in a bit of time. I know an apothecary in Culdi. And I want to assure myself that Culdi has heightened its defenses against Meara.”  Thusly, with a nod, he was gone.

Brendan spent several hours in Culdi. His arrival at the castle though unexpected was not unwelcome. Princess Richelle and her husband Earl Brecon Ramsay had not been in attendance this last month, having been a guest of Prince Rory in Laas where both royal couples are currently homed to fortify that city against the Rebellion. In Culdi, Brendan found that the Culdi steward had not been lax. The city arms had been raised, the walls were well maned, and the people had shone their loyalties to King and kingdom. A few handfuls of refugees had come into the city from Ratherkin. They were not many, not as many as Brendan could have wished for. The firsthand stories they told were of the cruelty and devastation of the Ratherkin people. The images of slaughter that Brendan gained made the stomach churn and the heart sick. Brendan made an oath to these survivors that in the king’s name, he would put all his efforts into putting the rebellion down and bringing back justice to the land.

Of his missing brother, he found no word, not even a whisper. Washburn’s captor had not brought him this way. So where? Brendan had a good clue where, but that was nowhere that he could touch. He hoped that Lord Darcy would be able to navigate the stars well enough to find the Grand Duke’s fortress. As to his inquiry, the apothecary had named off the plants pieces that he had brought, however the man had no clue what they had been used for all together. He made the earl a promise to do some research for him.  With that, Brendan took the Culdi Portal to Travelgia. There he enlisted the men of the House of MacGregor to come to Laas’s aid. Being man loyal to king Kelson they agreed. The Trevelgia army would join up with Prince Javan’s armies in Pardac. Brendan wrote a long letter to be handed to the Crown Prince upon there joining of forces. Well satisfied, Brendan Portaled back to the Ruins. Exhausted, he rested there at the Portal site for a few hours before he suggested that Sextus take a break. The earl took his turn at the guarding the portal stone while the baron slept on the same furs that his brother had slept upon.

When morning came. Sextus resumed his post and the earl found his way out of the ruins to encounter a tiff between Lords Jaxom and Darcy. That he could not have, too much else was going on to have squabbles among his own men. And he needed these men, all of them, for as the young maiden had just told him, the rebellion was blossoming all around the borders of Meara, even into places where they had thought loyalties would be unwavering.

The girl Fiona was right, he would have to send men to secure Baron Stuart’s manor. At a time when he had little time and men to spare.

Brendan laughed to himself. Jaxom would have to be the one to go. There was know doubt the heir of Trillshire had the men behind him who knew the area well.  As for Lord Darcy, Brendan would take Darcy under his wing and together they would enter the mountainous highlands and search out that fortress where his brother was held. For as yet, no word had come to him that his youngest half-brother, Sir Washburn, would be found anywhere else. Now, if he could just gather enough energy to contact the king and confirm that these would be his orders.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Last post by revanne on December 11, 2018, 01:22:53 am »
Columcil prepares his vial of holy water in case all is not what it seems...
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Last post by Laurna on December 10, 2018, 09:29:52 pm »
A "just fudge it card" would be good. Need to be judicious with Washburn's XP. He can go through them really fast. Burning up 18 XP in one fight/escape is not unknown to him. I will give it some serious consideration.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Last post by Jerusha on December 10, 2018, 08:09:55 pm »
Good stuff is good.  :)
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Last post by Bynw on December 10, 2018, 07:48:22 pm »
I'm just giving options to take away that XP and give you good stuff in exchange
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Last post by Jerusha on December 10, 2018, 06:22:34 pm »
Oh dear, Bynw.  What are you plotting that we need "Just Fudge It" cards for?

Darcy hones the edge of his sword.  Just because....
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Experience Points (XP)
« Last post by Bynw on December 10, 2018, 05:01:29 pm »

For 10 XP ... a player can buy a "Just Fudge it" Card from the GM. This allows you to change the result of any single Test of your choice. It doesn't have to be the next Test or anything like. Kinda like the Monopoly "Get out of Jail Free" card.

You can only have 1 of these at a time per week.
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Birthday Wishes / Re: Happy Birthday, Evie!
« Last post by Evie on December 10, 2018, 01:14:02 pm »
Thanks, Judy! He's actually a Porg, which is a creature from Star Wars.  (The island they were using in some of their scenes had migratory puffins that lived there several months out of each year, which they didn't know when they started shooting scenes there, so once the puffins returned, they had to figure out what to do about the thousands of birds in every scene. It turned out to be much less expensive to CGI-mutate them all into cute little alien Porgs than to try to erase them completely and replace the bird-shaped holes with proper backgrounds.)
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