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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by revanne on June 17, 2018, 05:54:26 am »
Wash being alone is what gives the story dramatic tension, and  we have a long way to go yet. From a writer's perspective having to deal with bad dice rolls and scheming gamesmasters ( I do love you really Bynw) can be frustrating but is what gives the challenge.

In terms of this story- think Deryni Checkmate where all seemed to be disastrous but then came High Deryni.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DerynifanK on June 17, 2018, 03:21:13 am »
I must say I am disappointed  that four Arilans, including Denis, failed to find and rescue Wash and now Kelson feels he can't pursue the search for Wash. I guess he really is alone in a really bad situation.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DesertRose on June 16, 2018, 01:51:16 pm »
Laurna, you are definitely taking me back to some of the happiest times of my life when the family were all growing up in Chester and these castles were all within an easy day trip.

I agree with the look for Conwy or Caernarfon but I think the location is much more that of Coroth, being on the edge of the sea.

Incidentally the beach you can see behind Caernarfon castle is Anglesey across the Menai Straits and Caernarfon is actually a corruption of Caer na fon - the castle across from Ynys Mon. You can see the Latin influence on Welsh very clearly there - Caer is Castle, (Latin castra) Ynys is island (Latin insula) and the Latin for Anglesey is Mona.

They were built by Edward I after his conquest of Wales in the 1280's, something that still rankles to this day especially in this part of North Wales, which is part of the ancient principality of Gwynedd. Think a successsful Wencit and you will get the idea. I once casually referred to Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in a north Welsh lady's hearing and she went off, as we say, like a bottle of pop "He is Not Prince of Wales. Llewelyn was the last Prince of Wales!!". Never mind the said Llewelyn died in battle in 1284.

Love the look of Conwys  for Rhemuth even though it is smaller and on the sea. Would love to tour Wales someday and see them. After the Welsh lady's comment about Prince Charles I guess it's not so unrealistic fir Feyd to carry a grudge for 200 years.

Not unrealistic at all. What's a mere two hundred years between enemies.

In the US, we think a hundred years is a long time, and in Europe, they think a hundred miles (~160 km) is a long drive.  ;)
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by revanne on June 16, 2018, 01:47:10 pm »
Not unrealistic at all. What's a mere two hundred years between enemies.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DerynifanK on June 16, 2018, 01:44:09 pm »
Love the look of Conwys  for Rhemuth even though it is smaller and on the sea. Would love to tour Wales someday and see them. After the Welsh lady's comment about Prince Charles I guess it's not so unrealistic for Feyd to carry a grudge for 200 years.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by revanne on June 16, 2018, 01:31:31 pm »
Laurna, you are definitely taking me back to some of the happiest times of my life when the family were all growing up in Chester and these castles were all within an easy day trip.

I agree with the look for Conwy or Caernarfon but I think the location is much more that of Coroth, being on the edge of the sea.

Incidentally the beach you can see behind Caernarfon castle is Anglesey across the Menai Straits and Caernarfon is actually a corruption of Caer na fon - the castle across from Ynys Mon. You can see the Latin influence on Welsh very clearly there - Caer is Castle, (Latin castra) Ynys is island (Latin insula) and the Latin for Anglesey is Mona.

They were built by Edward I after his conquest of Wales in the 1280's, something that still rankles to this day especially in this part of North Wales, which is part of the ancient principality of Gwynedd. Think a successsful Wencit and you will get the idea. I once casually referred to Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in a north Welsh lady's hearing and she went off, as we say, like a bottle of pop "He is Not Prince of Wales. Llewelyn was the last Prince of Wales!!". Never mind the said Llewelyn died in battle in 1284.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by Laurna on June 16, 2018, 01:03:02 pm »
I can see too where Araxandra was a strong willed girl, being Kelson's eldest Haldane child. She was willing to take the punishment for her baby brother. Most likely she never once complained about it. even though her papa's final punishment must of stung like mad.

I just found this castle and I instantly thought of Rhemuth Castle.

Conwy Castle in Wales built in 1283.
Rhemuth would be three-times as big with more garden and a double wall. But I think the look is very close.





Or perhaps I will throw in a picture of Caernarfon Castle built in the same years.

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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by revanne on June 16, 2018, 04:26:29 am »
Though sorry Araxandra had to learn such a hard lesson.

And equally hard, if not harder, for Javan, that if he seeks to evade the consequences of his actions, others will suffer and harshly. An important lesson for a royal heir to learn.
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by DesertRose on June 15, 2018, 08:40:32 pm »
Good writing all! I really won't be happy till that pompous ass, Jaxom, is safely out of Rhemuth.  I hope Aliset tells him never to darken her door again.  Worried for the Tinker but hopeful he will be safe & the little girl, too. I hope Wash can get away soon. Please keep on making me sit on the edge of my seat while I'm reading!

I think Lady Aliset, once she is well enough to receive visitors, will likely accept Lord Jaxom's apology with the grace of her station and character, and then quite possibly read him the Riot Act to end all Riot Acts.  (We'll just ignore the lack of historical precedent, since the actual Riot Act was not passed in England until 1715 [and actually repealed in 1967].)

It all makes me think of British and US Southern women, particularly those of older generations, who can wield words keener than the sharpest blade without ever being exactly rude.  ;)
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Semi Free-Form Deryni Gaming / Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Last post by judywward on June 15, 2018, 07:35:11 pm »
Good writing all! I really won't be happy till that pompous ass, Jaxom, is safely out of Rhemuth.  I hope Aliset tells him never to darken her door again.  Worried for the Tinker but hopeful he will be safe & the little girl, too. I hope Wash can get away soon. Please keep on making me sit on the edge of my seat while I'm reading!
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