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Title: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 15, 2007, 06:29:37 AM
let's move on!
I opened a new thread, but feel free to continue in the old one till you have reached the morning, or even a bit later.
I will post now a beginning and wait, if one of you wants to add something until I start the actual healing. I think during this time Talia and Terra will have no contact with the others. There will be four parts, I'm unsure yet how long each will take. Should we create an extra thread for you who are not involved in the healing, so that there are not time confusions? Or I post each block - once started and wait till I think enough time has passed till the next is due?


A note from my side: I will be away for two weeks from end of May (holidays in Italy!)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 15, 2007, 09:54:11 AM
Talia,

A trip to Italy now!  You have an exciting life - can you tell how jealous I am?  :drool: :drool:  Are you leaving next week or the week after?  I'd love to see the Italian countryside!!!  :)  Have fun, Talia!

I'll start another thread for everyone else while the healing occurs called Respite in the Vale - hope everyone is okay with the name.   :D

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 15, 2007, 09:59:11 AM
Hi everyone,

Here's the new thread where we can continue with our interaction while Talia and Terra heal.  I think this would also be an appropriate thread for you to both meet up with us when your healing is complete.

In the meantime, I think it would be interesting for us to go over what the group learned at the Elven Circle and try to clear up some of the uncertainty about what is needed to recover the other artifacts.   :idea:  Plus, I think we could do a little exploring in the Vale.   :D

Ta'las.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 15, 2007, 02:19:08 PM
There are some ideas already floating around, more than exploring..  Teri? Btw, I don't think we need two OOC, I delete the other one and make this one a sticky one.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 15, 2007, 02:22:20 PM
Ha!   I merged successfully two topics!  :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on May 15, 2007, 11:15:39 PM
Sorry I have been less than consistent with my posting; didn't mean to ignore you Ken. If needed, puppet me over the next couple of days - I have a BIG final tomorrow...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on May 16, 2007, 01:23:47 AM
Everything so far looks good to me.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on May 16, 2007, 04:44:13 AM
I'm a little confused... Should I post in the old thread or in the new one? And what time would it be about now, in the new thread(s)?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 16, 2007, 05:22:22 AM
From what I gather its early morning. Not quite up to posting yet, though things are looking better. I have quite a few things to prioritise that were put off because of my little episode. :|


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 16, 2007, 08:42:53 AM
Tulpje - which thread you want to post in depends on when you would be speaking.  The old thread is still open for any conversation the previous evening.  I think the idea is to finish that off as soon as possible, and go to bed.  Then write in the new thread (for you, Respite in the Vale, for Terra and Talia, the Time of Healing thread) for any conversation that takes place the following day.

Terra - I'm glad to hear that things are going better for you  :)

Morcaanan - good luck on your exam and do well!!  :)

Talia & 'Teri - what sort of ideas?  I'm very curious... :D 


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 16, 2007, 01:59:31 PM
You may still post in the Healing thread as well - I thought I wait a bit in case anyone wants to say something to the two women leaving. Time would be early morning as described in the first post.

The respite thread has advanced a bit - Ta'las went back to sleep, so first flame, I would say.

Old thread - as Ta'las said.

Morc, good luck!

Terra, take your time.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on May 16, 2007, 11:59:53 PM
Yes, Ta'las, I'm sure you are... and your curiousity will just have to wait. No spoiling, see. It'll be fun, though, I promise.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on May 17, 2007, 01:47:55 AM
Done with that exam.  :buck: OK, now to post...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 17, 2007, 11:34:38 AM
Not revealing any secrets, eh?  Well, I'll just have to hit myself with a fish.  :fish:  I know it'll be fun - I'm just impatient right now, 'Teri.   :D

I'm glad you got through your final, Morcaanan!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 17, 2007, 02:56:37 PM
Oh, and Talia, if I don't get to actually post before this stage of healing is complete, Terra would no longer see Talia as her Mommy but for who she is. Terra during this stage of healing would come to face that her real mother died in battle when she was little. That being said she will be facing her mothers death as if it just happened starting the path of the prophecy where she will have to face old pain as new. She will still see Capher as her Daddy though, and Ta'las as the little boy she likes lots.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 24, 2007, 09:47:15 AM
Hi everyone,

I've just heard that Capher is in the hospital again - I hope he is doing well!!!  I decided to do a little puppeting to move us ahead a little, and give us some room to interact.  I hope everyone is okay with what I've written, if not please let me know.

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Salena smith on May 24, 2007, 09:56:46 AM
i think what you wrote was very sweet.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 24, 2007, 05:33:15 PM
You did a marvelous job, Ta'las. It shows that you have read Capher's post very carefully, you did catch the way he writes and thinks! And a good reason to leave the group for a while!

Capher hope you will be back soon, all the best for you!

I think I announced it already some while ago - i will be away from Saturday on for two weeks. I'll try to post the next step of our healing, but there will remain still two others. But as you are independent, only Terra has a bit of a forced break. (Terra, if you are bored, just invent a brownie kid who teases the other group!)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on May 28, 2007, 04:52:03 PM
Tá mo croí le mé ní.

Hmm.... I probably could have put it that way, but it still doesn't say exactly what I was trying to get across. I was looking for "lost", but...

I'm sure there's other ways to put it...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 29, 2007, 10:49:59 AM
Sorry, 'Teri - my elvish is rusty at best.  How does Tá mo croí le mé ní translate?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on May 30, 2007, 12:44:05 AM
Tá mo croí le mé ní is actually Irish. It means, "My heart is not in me."

However, that doesn't capture the implication of confusion contained in the English word "lost", which means... I need to find another idiom, only in Styrash. I really enjoy the language thing, I'm finding more and more.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 15, 2007, 06:22:02 AM
People, I'm back! But drowning in RL work like cleaning and washing and ironing...  bah, how I dislike this. And then all these social events in summer ...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 15, 2007, 10:11:52 AM
NP, my inpending move this summer and intervening personal events have had me more or less in a wow. Though i really want to be roleplaying in any medium my head just is not quite there. :|


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on June 16, 2007, 12:36:48 PM
I've puppeted Capher a little more, since I heard that he is still in need of rest.  Capher, if you do read this - we're glad you're out of the hospital, but please turn off your computer and go rest.   :)

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 17, 2007, 05:38:46 PM
People, you are wonderfull writers! I enjoyed your last post very much, Ta'las, I think Capher will like it as well.

Terra, just see how much and when you can write, I drag you on if needed. Don't feel any pressure to write something, then you will see, that suddenly it is possible again.

I'll try to continue today!


There is something which bothered me for a while now. Capher needs to go to Ximax fast, but we need to go to the Rimmerring's Dwarves as well. I would prefer, that we could go there before instead of going first to Ximax and then return back to this more southermost region. A solution would be, that we are FORCED to postpone Ximax and have to go there first - just let us find a reason. Maybe even what Terri has in mind would suit somehow or we have to chase Garrek for the heart and he retreats in the dwarven realm (maybe he is forced to do so?)

We would not be able to take out mounts with us in these caverns, I suppose...

What do you think?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on June 18, 2007, 08:41:14 AM
Hi Talia,

I agree - this is a very talented group of writers we have here!   :)


I'm wondering - What is your reason for wanting to go to the dwarven realm first?  Is it because we need to then go further north to recover the Sword of Fury?  I've been thinking about this also, and every time I do, I wonder how difficult it will be at times to be toting around an anvil?  Also, who among us has the skill to use it? 

Anways, there are a couple of possibilities I can think of (though there are probably more) for why we would go to Rimmerin's Ring first:

1. Maybe Garrek has somehow learned the location of Kurik's Anvil, and we are now forced to follow him to Rimmerin's Ring.

2. Perhaps the brownies could use their Life Magic to lessen, delay or temporarily remove Capher's affliction long enough for us to go to Rimmerin's Ring and then on to Ximax for his permanent healing.

As for the mounts, I think it will be important for Talia and Ta'las to have their mounts back before too long.   (Don't know how long too long is?!?)  My understanding that though this bond isn't magical in nature, there is a spiritual connection that might make it necessary for a Shendar not to be away from her/his Aj'nuvic for too long.  I could be reading too much into this one, so I'll defer to you on this one, Talia.

Cheers!

Ta'las.




Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on June 19, 2007, 04:15:38 PM
Uhm, Kenriil... What you described in your last post is just about as far from what the brownies would do as you could get, in my opinion. For one thing, they'd know you're with the party of the people that are being healed, and for another, brownies get along best with the halflings, because they're smaller than all the other races. It says so in the entry. So why would they call a halfling a demon?

I'm sorry, but playing a brownie myself makes me kind of like them, and I really think they wouldn't do something like that. If they thought he was a demon, they wouldn't have let him into the Vale in the first place :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 19, 2007, 04:43:56 PM
I don't agree with you Tulpje - maybe Ken should have explained a bit more how it has come that the Brownies think he is a demon, but maybe he wanted to reveal this at a later time.

There are people here, who have had an encounter with demons and are here because they need a healing because of that. Though nobody will know precisely what has happened apart from Primrose maybe, rumours have spread. Perhaps they are still possessed by one? And then comes this halfling who is so different from the other halflings - he carries a sword - and he permanently talks - talks maybe nonsense for the ears of the Brownies. The hobbit race is known to talk a lot - but not to the extent Ken does it.

So if just one had the idea that he is a demon and maybe whispered it in the ears of his friends, the  disaster can take its way. Maybe they are predominantly youths....


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on June 19, 2007, 06:54:35 PM
Oh well, if you say so... I'm still not sure about it, but then, what do I know ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on June 20, 2007, 12:07:10 PM
Normally, no they wouldn't. As a matter of fact, Ken might get along well with brownies under any other circumstances. One must, however, also consider that Garrek just passed through here, and who knows what kind of poison he might have spread. Actually, in one of his last posts in the Gorge, he mentions that he has an idea. This could be part of his plan.

Ken is odd. Everyone who stands near him will, and in point of fact has, thought this. It's natural to think of somebody who seems so content talking and talking and talking to no one until you would think, no, hope; no, pray they'll run out of breath, but Ken just keeps on going. If you've never read any of his more elaborate posts...

The up-and-coming are always highly impressionable. Races like the halflings and brownies even more so, to the point that if they had a reason to hold someone in veneration, they would listen to their words as though they were gospel truth, clear until those words stopped getting spoken, and then, usually, promptly forget them. Sometimes, though, there are pieces of what is spoken that remain, because of one of several factors: Rhythm, which is always easy to remember, simplicity, or outrageous quality. It is possible that the initial tale of one of the group members could have been initiated by Garrek, and the brownies have sorted out for themselves who.

Not Capher, he's the White Wolf, the Storyteller, they all know him from tale or in person. Not Talia or Terra, they're the ones Primrose is helping. Not Ta'las, his name is on the introductions, as, I believe, is Morcaanan's. Not Aueniteri, she's... part-elf, and she's been introduced before-hand, too. Not Morcaanan, he's just... well, they haven't seen much of him, and he's always busy with something. Busy people just don't have time to do bad stuff.

Ken, on the other hand....

He talks a lot. He talks a very lot. He has a sword, and now that he's used it on them, even though in defense, they're more willing to believe he's bad somehow. He says stupid things that don't make sense. He talks as though someone is listening when nobody is, or at least there's nobody there to address. He's just... weird. Suspicious. Fun to pick on. And besides, can't he take the spotlight for a minute, too?

:D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on June 20, 2007, 06:02:41 PM
Teehee.

All right, you win :D (I'd like to meet the person who could win it from you in a talking contest *grins*)

Part of the problem is of course that I haven't had time to read all the posts, and I haven't been playing long enough to get to know you all. That's also the reason why I'm a little confused about 'Teri and Morcaanan. I'm starting to get a little clearance in that though, but I still should go read more of what happened beforehand :)

So yeah, he can his moment in the spotlight :P



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on June 21, 2007, 12:39:29 AM
Quote
Not Morcaanan, he's just... well, they haven't seen much of him, and he's always busy with something. Busy people just don't have time to do bad stuff.

That, or they're too busy actually doing the bad stuff... :evil:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 23, 2007, 02:58:12 AM
Talia,

I just wanted to throw a few things out there about how I view Terra's healing.

I think Terra was not so out of balance with the elements to need the brownies help untill Garrek attacked. After crossing the bridge just prior to Garrek's attack Terra was trying to enter a meditative state to calm herself, this was disrupted at a crucial juncture by the attack causing Terra's mind to become disjointed and askew. As the connections to reality slipped from Terra they attached themselves to fragments of Terra's early memory and pulled them together to form or reform Terra's young self.

Unlike Talia's healing of the internal damage caused by the demon, an external source to her person, Terra is healing internal damage from within her person. The demons Terra faces are created with her through her imagination to cover up and hide the bad events in her life that she has not really allowed herself to deal with. The healing process for Terra is really stripping away this subconcious delusion forcing her to face the true events of her life and to really have to work though them propperly rather than simply barry them up again. This being said, stripping the delusion away does not heal Terra's hurt, only forces her to face it, so Terra will likely remain upset through the healing process and for a time afterwords as well.

Terra though will need Talia's support, to comfort her through the process as her pain and emotional termoil is revieled, and Terra is forced to face it all in its true nature. Terra will become "older" again as she steps through the timeline of her life and the events she has tried so hard to barry within herself with the delusion. In the end much if not all of her past will be revealed and she will have to reconsile herself, which may be as hard as facing her pain.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 23, 2007, 07:56:58 PM
Terra, I'll answer tomorrow afternoon and will continue with posting - we are again going away for the next 24 hours (celebrating a round birthday of a dear friend), till then!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 26, 2007, 05:16:53 AM
Sorry, I have a cold till yesterday and thinking clearly requires a lot of effort..  :(  need a new head!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 26, 2007, 07:26:37 AM
NP, I am struggling to keep my life straight. Things seem to almost be changing every week. :|


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 27, 2007, 05:08:33 AM

quote:

Unlike Talia's healing of the internal damage caused by the demon, an external source to her person, Terra is healing internal damage from within her person.


Yes, I agree mostly with what you said, but would see it a bit different nevertheless. Main thing is that Terra has to heal herself from within.
But why is she able to do it now and why not earlier? Why needs she treatment as well, the same Talia needs?

Let‘s explain it this way:

Terra encountered shocks in her youth she couldn‘t cope with and so she wrapped her terror and her past with it tightly in some „internal“ wrapping paper and put it in a corner of her mind so she couldn‘t have access to it. But this action brought her whole being out of balance as did the demon with Talia. A person with such a memory loss is out of balance and any illness of the mind has an effect on the body as well. That doesn‘t mean, that Terra could not be strong and a good warrior.

Now that she is treated by the brownies who try to bring her back into balance, she finds the inner power to unwrap the layers which cover up her terror. The more the balance is restored the more she is able to face her "inner demons"?

What do you think?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 27, 2007, 08:05:47 AM
Actually that is pretty much what I was trying to say. For your analogy think of the "Pain Demons" she struggles with not only being the imbalance caused by tucking away that memory, but also as sort of a big warning tag, "Do not open". Really it's a self reinforcing condition. I think she was generally able to mediate the imbalance and prevent it from getting out of hand through her meditation, that being disrupted threw her further and gravely out of balance such that without the healing the adult Terra persona would be forever lost.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 28, 2007, 04:32:52 AM
Talia I had a random thought about Terra and the healing process. If I am not mistaken the healing process entails introducing Talia and Terra to the 4 elements, correct? In this case eventually Terra will be introduced wind, now this is where I get curious. Terra is a Gifted Macanti with a latant ability for wind magic, so I wonder what effect this part of the healing process may have on Terra, either good or bad, if it would at all. Could it effect her latant magical ability in some way, maybe temperarily enhancing it, or possibly Terra would mearly become aware of the ability? I certainly have no intention of it becoming anything more than a latant ability, but it does raise some questions.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 28, 2007, 06:32:28 AM
Ah, I forgot about this ability of you! But that is a great idea to involve this somehow.. have to think about it!  Wind will be the last element though.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 30, 2007, 03:58:43 AM
Hail all,

I will be out of town for this long weekend so I will not be posting. I am going to visit my best friend for his birthday, and check out the scene at my soon to be new stomping groungs. I will be leaving Saterday morning and likely back some time Monday night. So I may post again Tuesday some time.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 03, 2007, 11:23:37 PM
I'm back and cought up on what was happening this morning. I will certainly post after the next opertunity.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 04, 2007, 06:43:14 AM
Airi (my japanese guestdaughter) leaves on Saturday and I'm a bit stressed, but maybe I can post tomorrow morning!  :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 06, 2007, 11:16:18 AM
Terra and Talia,

In the morning, just before the next stage of your healing begins, would it be okay if I "puppeted" Primrose just long enough to pass along a short message from Ta'las?



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 06, 2007, 01:07:32 PM
I have no problem with it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on July 07, 2007, 12:41:16 PM
OK, several thoughts here...

First: I am on a sudden and brief trip away - so I will be gone until the 10th or 11th.

Second: I have an upcoming trip on the 13th to the 17th. Not so sudden, but with this first one coming so quickly like this, it's a bit cramped timing-wise, I don't deny. Please puppet me as necessary.

Third (perhaps most importantly): Capher recently posted and said he was feeling better, so three cheers!  :thumbup: :thumbup:

Fourth: Story: We know Capher needs to go to Ximax - but what about the Anvil is the question, yes?
I was wondering, could the party split? Capher, Talia, Ken and Ta'las could go to Ximax, while Terra could lead Morcaanan and 'Teri on after Garrek and the Anvil. I know splitting up the storyline in this fashion could be tedious, but from an "in story" point of view, this makes the most sense to me...

TTFN! I should be back to regular, consistent posting on the 18th, if all goes well.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on July 07, 2007, 01:48:22 PM
I think it's a good idea. It's all up to Talia and Capher in the end, but I'm good with it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 07, 2007, 06:39:13 PM
I don't have time to answers now or to post. We just brought our Airi to the train (was a nice last evening) and head now to visit good old friends for the weekend. See you on Monday!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 08, 2007, 12:00:14 AM
Hey everyone. How is it going? I have not had time to read the posts yet, but I will. Morcaanan, have a nice trip.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 08, 2007, 01:28:29 AM
It's good to see you feeling better, but as always we don't want you pushing yourself too hard. We do worry about you.

Anyway, about splitting up, I don't think Terra will be to eager to be separated from Ta'las after her "Treatment" is complete. She will not be completely healed in terms of being without emotional distress, she will still have to deal with the pain of her past, but she will be much better off. That being said, she could be convinced with some effort to do so if it was necessary for the quest.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 09, 2007, 01:23:13 AM
Thank you Terra and I have learned my lesson. 

Morcaanan I think you are confused, Garrek has the "Heart" not the Anvil.  As far as splitting up the group Capher and perhaps only one other person would be all that would be needed for him to travel to Ximax.  In fact I was thinking since Ximax really is not a significant part of the story, Capher could go alone.  My RL absence can be explained in a post or two and I could be back before the healing of Talia and Terra is finished. I would fly to Ximax, find the stone, get healed and fly back.

Therefore the main story is not interrupted and after I get back we can go search for the "Heart" as Capher can feel its presence when he is close enough. What do you all think?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 09, 2007, 01:55:51 AM
Yeah, Capher!!!!   :)

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better!!!  As you'll read, I've sort of puppeted Capher the past couple of weeks.  Right now, you're at the Council Tree 'visiting' with the brownies.

I've read over your and Morcaanan's suggestions, and they both raise an interesting quandry.  Like Terra, Ta'las would be very reluctant to split up from her, though he too would do so if it is necessary.  There are some questions about the quest "poem" that we haven't figured out yet, and the library in Ximax might have some of those answers.  Also, we still don't know where the Sword of Fury might be - wherever Tris' treasury is?

On another note - I have some holidays coming up next month (from August 3rd-17th) when I will not have access to a computer.  I will be around until then though.

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 09, 2007, 05:09:01 AM
Welcome back, Capher!     :D


I'm not sure, if I like the splitting up of the group. Why do you want to do it? We could always invent some event which forces us to go to the Dwarven cavern first before we go to Ximax. Ximax is a great city we shoudld not miss - and maybe Capher needs us there? Then I would like to visit us the dwarves there for we have such a good description of Judith.

But i have to dive  in this poem I wrote first to rediscover what I wanted to say ;)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 10, 2007, 11:27:13 AM
Hmmm... I am toying with the idea of having Terra sneak off after the second healing to see Ta'las. She will come out of the second healing at some point in her teens, So I would see it sort of a forbidden lover thing. She knows she is not supposed to see him bu sneaks off anyway. If I do this I will leave it open for the brownies to stop her or not.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 10, 2007, 11:14:42 PM
 :rolling: Oh Ta'las, I know it is late summer but Terra thinks its spring!! Run boy, Run!!  :lol:

Seriously, I am having problems trying to integrate myself back into the story. I will think of something soon. I promise.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 11, 2007, 05:58:53 AM
I wrote down the interpretation of my poem, who wants to know the solution? I talked with Ta'las about it and he had some good ideas. Capher, I think I should send it too you, it is your story after all.

I don't like the idea to split the group up, but I don't know why. If Capher would be away for a longer time, then we could cover this, but now I see no need if we invent an reason why he stays as I said above already.

I don't know what will happen with Kenriil, but maybe Teri has an idea? Or an important Brownie tells us that splitting up is not wise, that we should not allow Capher to go alone and that every splitting will weaken us?

Ta'las, you can visit us every time, but if I get around to post today we will be off on a mountain trip and you will have a hard time to run back, Terra. it would be an idea , for the third and fourth part will happen down in the valley again.

If any of your others are bored you could think about how we get to the dwarves and invent some dwarven NPCs.
Shall we have the fight to get the heart in these caverns or do we allow Garrek to have it longer (the heart will follow anyway, see prophesy).

Teri, if you plan to let Garrek die - a nice place would be the lava lakes in the Zirkumire(?) dvarven caverns... He could survive nevertheless, Sherlock Holmes survived a big waterfall as well ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 11, 2007, 06:32:14 AM
Terra, I stopped here to give you a chance to react. Just bring us up the mountain if you like (a walk of several hours, with a rest inbetween maybe) , just stop shortly before the river.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 11, 2007, 12:33:37 PM
Lots of neat stuff happening in the Vale, everyone!  :)

Kenrill - I haven't heard from Tulpje in a little bit, and if I don't hear by tomorrow, I'll have to move Ta'las forward.  Kenrill, how would you like this to play out?  Ta'las is close by, but he could be on the wrong trail.  If he finds you, he will come to your defense, though not with weapon in hand, but he will argue on your behalf and shield you from physical harm if needed.

Terra – I think the idea of Terra sneaking away actually fits quite well with how things will progress as they have already been set in motion: 1. Terra and Talia will reach the mountain today and sleep there tonight.  2. Tomorrow morning, before the healing begins, Primrose will deliver the message from Ta'las.  3. That day, the second phase of the healing will occur.  4. That evening, Terra will be at some point in her teenage years.   The call is yours - as Talia mentions, the way back is quite a distance and Terra may be fatigued from the healing.  But hey - you know teenagers - always doing fun and interesting 'teenager' things.  ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on July 11, 2007, 03:42:55 PM
Garrek will meet his demise somewhere in the caverns, where, I won't know until we're there, and while Holmes might have survived a waterfall... I'm quite certain he never survived bleeding to death due to an open wound, intentionally made by a large, smooth-edged knife... of sorts.

The Ken scene... I'm going to need lots of help on. I'm just... libbing it. They're not real keen on killing him, they mostly just want to see him be not in the Vale. Oh, and he's hurt some of them, maimed one or two animal companions by now. They're especially upset.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 11, 2007, 04:52:29 PM
Terra will be too tired after the healing, but in the morning she might get up early... and make Talia worrying! (I'm used to teenagers worrying me ;) )

Maybe Ken flees up the mountains and over it out of the Vale and ends in a dwarven cavern where we meet him again by chance (Seyellas's fate of course)?Would he be able to make it? what would we do?
The rest of the party could be busy looking after him.
I don't know however, if the Vale can be left without major climbing or at all!

Or anything else, Ta'las , you are about to meet him!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 12, 2007, 02:27:52 AM
Talia, I would like the solution sent to me, thanks.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 12, 2007, 02:02:30 PM
I had another idea to hold you occupied and brings the story forward.

We split  :P


Well, what about Terra, Talia get their healing which will take at least four more days, Ta'las doesn't want to leave them alone (and says he doesn't want to leave his Shendar sister alone ;) ), Teri, Morc and Capher see the need to get kenriil out of the Vale due to what has happened (or will happen) and so they go back and to the dwarves to get more info about the anvil. Tulpje could accompany them as a meddler, the Brownies have trade relations with the dwarves, or send another Brownie (NPC) and keep tulpje as company for Ta'las.

The dwarves have not much information for them, but send them to the Zirghurim (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?topic=6838.0) dwarves... No need to involve Garrek now, just a short and useless trip?

Not that you should not use some of the info about the Dwarves (we don't have much, they are not yet described, so go just to the main description:


  TENTHRUM  CLAN,  THE ("STRONGPICK")
Dwarven clan located at the western part of the Rimmerins Ring, just east of Kor Donion and the Vale of Brownies - there exists much trade between this clan and the Brownies. They often have the latest Brownie technologies, and some long-standing friendships have developed between dwarf and Brownie craftsmen in their respective fields. As a result, the Tenthrums have a reputation for being the "liberals" of the dwarves, and are looked on with some mild suspicion by the other clans. Of course, the fiercely loyal nature of Thergerim society means that outsiders would never be able to exploit that suspicion to their advantage... "They'se may be odd uns," as one old Boltgrumm Granny was overheard to say, "but they'se our odd uns..." Return to the top
 


What do you think?  :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 12, 2007, 11:53:57 PM
I like it, Talia.

I made my first post in a long time. I feel I am a bit rusty.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on July 13, 2007, 03:18:58 PM
Don't jump on me any more! I'll be posting tomorrow night! Gotta get some sleep right now. Sorry for the long absences. Also, me and ilk will not be available for the upcoming week, so... push 'em if necessary. 'Teri just wants to walk with Morcaanan... can ya blame 'er? Ken wishes they'd quit trying to claw his eyes out for no reason... Hmm... I guess that's pretty much me.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 14, 2007, 05:02:54 AM
Capher, you are a windeful story teller, I wished you would work on your story!

I'll send the stuff to you tonight and will post hopefully soon.

Edit: I don't knw ow much to puppet you, Terra...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 14, 2007, 10:33:40 AM
Well, I did think there was merit in a split when Morc suggested it - just knew that Ta'las would be against not being able to see Terra for a time.  With what is happening in the Vale with Kenrill, I agree that it is likely time to get him to safer ground.  Also, since the elves did mention that it would be a good idea to visit the dwarves in Rimmerin's Ring as they might know something about the anvil, that does seem logical.

All sounds good to me.   :)

Capher - that was very nicely written!  Not rusty at all!   :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 15, 2007, 05:37:03 AM
I think you are all being kind to an old dragon, but thank you just the same.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on July 16, 2007, 10:58:49 PM
I hope you did not mind me puppeting you a little Ta'las in my last post, if you did, then I will gladly change my post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: DungeonMaster on July 17, 2007, 05:41:15 AM
I really like the way this story is played. The way you continue to build your characters and glare back in the past sometimes instead of just living in the present tense of the story. I now and then take a look at this story and it has its interesting parts. I still havent forgotten that battle (which took almost a year ago place in real life) against the mage that was pocessed by that demon... :cool: :thumbup:

Anyway since this seems to be the only active story (instead of those DM-games) on the boards... Maybe i should concider creating a char that would fit in with this kind of story.
I recently requested my old char; Darién Gulath. But i still havent received the password.  :huh:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 17, 2007, 10:17:49 AM
Capher - I like what you've written.   :)  I'm not sure that Ken has killed any of the brownies.  I'll go with what you've written for Ta'las, though we may need to modify the post to read that some brownies have been injured, rather than killed.

Ken, what do you think?








Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on July 17, 2007, 10:55:09 AM
I think I needed to have gotten off my BFLA about four days ago and made a post. I did type one up over the weekend, but it's probably obsolete by now. Gee-yah.

As for Dungeo-who's-is/Darien, it is specified that this tale needs no new additions; however, the final decision is up to Talia and Capher. Rule of thumb, though, if they reach out and invite you, then you're pretty well in. Otherwise... readers are welcomed... as readers.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
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Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
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Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on July 24, 2007, 09:25:42 AM
OKIes...

I must apologize for my overextended absence; I can't see that it caused any problems, but I hate not being prompt. My electric and phone companies didn't activate my services for my new apartment on time, and since then I have been busy with this new job for a couple of days, so one thing added to another. Things are settled now, so I doubt I'll be going anywhere for months. Again, Sorry. :undecided:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 24, 2007, 10:27:55 AM
Glad to hear you've settled in, Morc!   :)

I don't think your absence has caused any problems - it seems we've hit a bit of a lull here.

Time for me to post...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 24, 2007, 11:46:10 AM
Kenrill - I've pushed the conversation with the brownies forward quite a bit.  Please let me know if I've gone too far or given away too much.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on July 24, 2007, 12:38:47 PM
Mm-kay, good, with exceptions. Unless they sorted through his stuff, they would never have discovered that he possessed a green stone. He's not very open about it. However, they might have recognized his shiny clothing... and I think that would be the prime descriptor. Shiny. Garrek wears grey and silver with a maroon-trimmed coat. These are colors that are very not-Elven, showy, and memorable. Shiny and colorful.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Taiia Sturmwind on July 26, 2007, 07:38:16 PM
Hello people - I might not be able to post till Monday due to pure exhaustion. My grandson is here and soon more family (including  friends) will come. I'll try to post the second healing so that Terra can snuck away, but I'm not sure I have enough energy left .


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 26, 2007, 11:47:46 PM
Take your time Talia. I can always busy myself with other things, infact I have quite a few projects for today alone. I am enjoying this vacation but still can't wait till the big move at the end of next month.

As for that, I am hoping the healing will be done as well as any major bits of the plot that may include my character so that she can be puppeted while I move and get everything settled.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 28, 2007, 10:18:15 PM
Thanks Ken - I'll make the changes.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 03, 2007, 08:48:08 AM
Hi everyone,

Well, that holiday I mentioned earlier is coming up - leave tomorrow and I will be away until the 17th of August.  I'll be in Vancouver visiting family.  I hope you all have a great time over the next couple of weeks!   :wave:

Please feel free to puppet Ta'las as needed.

Take care everyone!



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 03, 2007, 10:11:21 AM
LOL You will be in my neck of the woods. :) I hope you enjoy your vacation. The Vancouver area is a great place to visit, I just don't want to live here anymore.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 06, 2007, 05:45:40 AM
Sorry for my absence, I hope I can do a decent post soon.

The reason is here (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?topic=11866.msg139880#msg139880)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 07, 2007, 08:40:45 PM
Terra, I changed the times (or will edit my previous post) so that we are exposed to fire 12 hours, to water 24, to earth 36 and wind might even be longer. I thought you could sneak away to look for Ta'las this night when we have arrived in the camp again - and Ta'las could go looking for you and not find you ;)  - as you like :)

I will be troubled as long as you are away - we need to get up early to go go to the place where the eath-healing takes place.. maybe an hour's walk?

Ta'las is away, you ned to puppet him ..

Wind will be more getting a hint of the future - or the past as in Talia's case - think i will remember a tiny bit of my early lost past.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 19, 2007, 12:20:48 AM
Hi everyone!   :wave:

I'm back - had a great holiday in Vancouver!  I've read up on where things stand, so I'm able to jump back in.  Hope you're all doing well.  :)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 20, 2007, 09:09:10 AM
Welcome back Ta'las. Since you are back how do you want to handle Terra sneaking off for her "Forbidden Rendezvous" with Ta'las? It seems Capher has not posted in a while so we may need to pupet him to keep things moving, though I do hope he is alright. I can wait for a little bit longer to. Perhaps the needed posts to catch the two lines up are coming.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on August 20, 2007, 06:37:39 PM
And another place I need to apologize for my absence. I'll read everything that went on and post today. Hopefully, because I still need to do some real life things, like going into town and ironing and stuff. Life is so much busier when you don't have your parents to do all of that for you ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 20, 2007, 11:08:10 PM
Oh yeah, but what do you do if you are the parent to do the ironing? irid, I always get very good ideas while ironing, though I have to run away now and then to write down some notes... try it out ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 21, 2007, 08:26:38 AM
Hi everyone,

Glad to have you back, Simonne!   :)

In the meantime, we can probably head back to the cabin - I'll write a quick post to get us back there.  If Kenrill is leaving the Vale, and Capher goes along with him (and some of the others likely), I'll offer to puppet Capher if everyone is in agreement.

Terra - I think we can go ahead as you had initially planned - to make a "getaway" in the evening once Talia has gone to sleep.  Ta'las will be at the cabin in the evening, even if the others do decide to leave.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on August 22, 2007, 05:35:38 AM
Hmm, if the others decide to leave, Tulpje is going to be torn between staying with Talas and going with 'Teri. She likes both of them, they were the first to introduce themselves to her. Hmm, decisions, decisions. Still have to read everything that's happened though, I didn't get online today as much as I thought I would. Hopefully tomorrow!

Talia: thanks for the advice, I'll try that. I'll keep pen and paper with me next time I'm ironing :D Though of course, I have to follow the story to get ideas for it *grins*


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on August 22, 2007, 12:11:55 PM
Ken was wondering- why would Capher follow him? Only the halfling's unwanted by the brownies....


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 22, 2007, 06:41:10 PM
Terra, somehow I thought I had written that we are already down in our old location.. strange.. well, i will see if I have to change something so the day passes - I will change your post accordingly if it should be needed (only a sentence or so).

Meanwhile go ahead with your rendevous wiht Ta'las - don't know thouhg were to post this, in the healing thread?

I will do a new post once I awake and see that you are not here. That will be prbably two hours before sunrise, and I will then look after you or send Brownies. Meanwhile enjoy yourself :)

Just to clear it up: it is about sunset now or let say two hours later, the moment you slipped away, there is still some light around, but not much - or do you want/need more light? then we say it is just after sunset.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 22, 2007, 08:07:57 PM
'Teri - I was thinking that Capher would go along just to ensure Ken was able to leave the Vale without any further incident, and to act as a guide.  Since Garrek may also be somewhere nearby, Capher is probably a little uneasy about any members of the group being out on their own.  Finally, Capher has become good friends with Kenrill, and I don't have any other reason except that is what friends do - stick together when things are down.   :)  However, if Kenrill's wish was to go along, I think Capher would respect that as well.

Terra/Talia - We can use the healing thread for the rendezvous, since that is where things have already begun, now that Terra has snuck away.  This will allow whatever catching up that needs to be resolved in the respite thread to occur - sorry everyone, I jumped the gun on that.  The respite thread seems to be at least a few hours behind the healing thread right now.




Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on August 22, 2007, 09:38:32 PM
phoe, I needed that. Just to get back in the swing of things, you know :D

Talas: I'd say the respite is even a few days behind the healing thread


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 22, 2007, 11:20:55 PM
Sorry Talia, I was under the impression that this was a new camp set up near the healing river.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 23, 2007, 01:01:30 AM
it was not your fault, Terra, but mine!

Ta'las, Shendar brother, what about a little race at the Salsair horse festival?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 23, 2007, 10:42:08 AM
Talk about not seeing the trees for the forest.  The healing process has been days thus far.  Sorry everyone, and thank you for catching my mistake, Tulpje!   :)  I'll keep that in mind when I post in the healing thread.

The horse festival sounds interesting - Desert Rose might try to bite the competition or make his own race track.   :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on August 23, 2007, 02:07:02 PM
I'm not trying to step out or anything, I'm just playing Ken.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on August 23, 2007, 03:32:15 PM
Oh, also, 'Teri was wondering what happened to she and Morcaanan all this time...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on August 23, 2007, 07:01:49 PM
They were making up? ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on August 24, 2007, 12:58:02 AM
Hey everyone, Sorry for not posting sooner but my comp hard drive crashed and I have been using the time until I could afford another one to heal up some. I am not completely healed as I thought before, so it will be a bit longer. I am assuming without reading the threads that either you have puppetted me or made up some story to explain my absence; either way is fine with me.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 24, 2007, 10:04:18 AM
Just take your time, your health is more important to us. We are glad to hear you are alright though. In truth one leading to the other. You can decide how to continue when you pick up again.

BTW, Ta'las, did you want me to continue my post till the rendezvous or did you want to make a set up post?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on August 25, 2007, 12:02:09 AM
Oh, also, 'Teri was wondering what happened to she and Morcaanan all this time...

Oh...I was supposed to puppet 'Teri? Sorry...I shall hasten to make a post.

They were making up? ;)

-cough cough- :innoc:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 27, 2007, 06:15:48 AM
Hey, Ta'las, shendar brother, I have entered the race - I just imagined out voyage here is over.

Will post here not before tomorrow evening, we are visiting the Alpes tomorrow to celebrate my fathers birthday, weather will be fine! (Unfortunately not the "gorge")


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 27, 2007, 11:33:34 AM
lol, Morc! 

Terra - I'll write a short setup post.  Since its the middle of the night, Ta'las will be asleep in the shelter.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on August 29, 2007, 02:00:48 AM
It's a terrible post, but I didn't see how I could contribute much to the story right now.  :sigh:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 30, 2007, 06:35:19 AM
I just wanted to say, that I will not login for a few days, sorry, but I will stay and help this story further on.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on August 30, 2007, 09:52:01 AM
Morc - I thought your last post was very well-written!  :)  You're being too hard on yourself.

Talia - See you in a couple of days.   :wave:  I hope everything is well. 

Kenrill - My apologies for not puppeting Capher's response to your post.  I must admit, that initially I was uncertain how to write his response, but I'm sure he would at least try to convince you to remain.  I'm going to try to write something once I've done some thinking about it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on August 30, 2007, 01:33:57 PM
Morc, I love your post! *Huggles*


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on September 04, 2007, 05:32:00 AM
Short post to tell you guys I'm still alive and following the story, but I didn't really know what to say :P


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 06, 2007, 03:58:12 AM
I am back!! Doc has given me a clean bill of health... :grin:  Will read up and then will post as as I can.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on September 06, 2007, 08:42:45 AM
Glad to hear from you Capher, and even more glad that you're feeling better!!   :wave:  We've been moving forward with the healing and a couple of err.. extracurricular activities in your absence, but we're still here in the Vale.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 07, 2007, 03:00:57 AM
Capher! :hug:

Tulpje, would you please post your CD (or the link to it) under Character Descriptions?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on September 07, 2007, 03:19:10 AM
Oh, didn't I do that yet? Sorry, I'll do it right away :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 07, 2007, 10:46:12 PM
 :rolling: extra curricular activities?? What have you two youngsters been up to??

Morc- I think that not only your heart but your soul has been stolen away by Teri; and vica versa.

Did Ken really leave?  As well as Eden?

I read the posts but I am not quite sure what time of the day it is. I believe with the stolen moments between Ta'las and Terra it would be early morning, say around 2 or 3 bells, am I correct? If not please enlighten me so that I can post appropriately.

Talia :hug: back to you as well.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 09, 2007, 02:24:38 AM
Capher, the Terra / Ta'las bit in Healing is actually several days ahead I think. I am not totally sure on the timeline for Respite though.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 09, 2007, 04:24:51 AM
Oh, so there are different time lines then?  That can be a bit confusing, don't you think?  How could one speak with someone who is in a different time?  I have to think about this one. LOL


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 09, 2007, 12:54:05 PM
Ta'las is still where he would be in Respite, but he is also taking part in a bit of Healing with Terra, which is effectively a few days later. I am sure Ta'las is neglecting to tell Terra what "Has" happened so she would not worry and focus on her healing, although in the Healing thread time frame the incident with Kenrill is several days past.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 10, 2007, 12:15:01 AM
Ok, I understand now. Thanks Terra.

If my post is wrong then tell me and I will edit it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 13, 2007, 05:32:13 AM
Capher, there are no two timelines, we will merge both again after the healing is over. We just thought you need to be occupied as long as the healing takes place.

I haven't scrolled back to check it, but didn't we talk about that a few of us go in the dwarven caverns to ask for the whereabouts of the anvil, or hope that it might be there?

I know you wanted to go to Ximax first, but I think it would be better to go into the Rimmerrings rim now, where we are so near - and let it be a quick visit.

Reason - I think when I proposed part of this story that the anvil actually ws there, maybe not, I can't remember. Well, now we need to go there, but we can make it a short visit, for I would prefer to spend more time with the new dwarven tribe Judy created.

To cut a long story short: My proposal how to continue:

Terra and Talia finish their healing - Ta‘las will stay with them.

Meanwhile Capher, Terri and Jeheraid follow Kenriil, for they get notice from the Brownies, that he might be in danger. Their search leads them automatically into the dwarven caverns where they meet some dwarves who tell them, that they don‘t know, where the anvil is, but that there is a old dwarf in the Zhirkum...mountains who might know. This is near Ximax, so all are eager to get there - after they went back to pick up Terra and Talia (they might already wait in the cavern where the animals are.

IF you meet Garrek there and retrieve the heart now is up to you and especially Teri.

If writing this episode takes longer than expected and Terra and Talia have  already finished healing then we three can write some NPC-dwarves to not get bored. But I would,not expand this part too long.

What about Ken, Teri? Did you intend to write him out? Then Talia would be very sad... if you just want to have a break - we can easily integrate him anytime again.

Tulp‘je, which party do you want to join? I thought a Brownie would be needed to get access to the dwarves (they have good connections), but if you prefer to entertain Ta‘las... ;) would be ok as well.

Ta‘las, if you are bored, invent some NPC dwarves ;)

What did I miss?

I will write now a post for the healing. Ta‘las, either I have to ask you to edit your last post so that the next healing will start in time, but probably I just put a day in ;)

Hopefully I‘ll do it this night still, otherwise tomorrow.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on September 13, 2007, 06:02:35 AM
Well I think Tulpje would be best placed going with the group to the dwarves. But if Ta'las wants my company, I'm fine with that as well ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on September 13, 2007, 11:34:06 PM
Not to tell 'Teri what to do with her characters, but may I point out that Garrek has for quite some time provided a suitable 'immediate' antagonist for the the group - do we really want him removed at this point in the story? And if we do, should we come up with an evil person to fill the role?

Just some thoughts.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 14, 2007, 02:24:52 AM
Talia, thank you so much for clearing things up. Like I wrote in my post Capher is lost as what to do, I was reflecting my own thoughts into his.

So then, Morcaanan, Teri, I and possibly Tulpje go after Ken and we meet some dwarves who tell us of another one who might know where the Anvil is?  Do I have that part correct?

I agree with Morcaanan, if Teri is willing, Garrek should still live, perhaps we can get the Heart away from him, but he follows and causes trouble along the way for two reasons; one, because he wants the Heart back and two, he is curious about what his sister and we are up to...He has no idea where this is all leading him and when he follows us he discovers the true meaning of our venture and the evil behind it.  Will he help Eckra or will he decide to choose good over ultimate evil.

Those are just some thoughts I had about him. Or if Teri does not want to write about him anymore we could just let her kill him, along with Morcaanan's help.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 14, 2007, 03:08:49 AM
Capher, you got it right :) Even if we know the correct location of the anvil now, we still can't take the direct way, we need to find the sword as well....

It is up to Teri what she wants to do with Garrek. Writing three chars is quite a bit work. If he stays he can play the role you proposed, but, Teri needs to consider this as well - she will only be on the way to her freedom when Garrek is dead. So if she wants to change her char and let it grow, we need different evil person  - and I don't doubt, that we will find one. Could be that red-haired elf, a companion of Garrek or somebody entirely new. Or several of those.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 14, 2007, 03:38:53 AM
Terra, I corrected my post (added what I had forgotten) Now we are back from the mountain already when you are sneaking away. I edited half a sentence out of your post, now all should be ok

(this part:  "and back down the path they had taken up the mountain")


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 14, 2007, 10:11:41 AM
Thanks Talia.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on September 14, 2007, 10:45:18 AM
Tulpje - Ta'las would see the wisdom of you going with the group to see the dwarves.

I also agree with Morcaanan about the importance of Garrek as an antagonist.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 15, 2007, 12:26:21 AM
In my post I suggest that Teri, Morcaanan and I go after Ken. Tulpje should probably convince us that we need her as a guide, if you still want her to come with us, Talia?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 15, 2007, 01:16:46 AM
it's up to Tulpje what she prefers :)

I thought I could do another post, but looking at my watch I see I have to go - I will be away till sunday night, my mother celebrates her 75. birthday tomorrow!

Ta'las, please puppet me - and I was not angry with you, just afraid!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on September 15, 2007, 11:19:37 AM
Will do Talia - hope your mother has a great birthday! 



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 16, 2007, 01:21:20 AM
Yes, wish her a happy birthday for me as well.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 18, 2007, 11:00:15 PM
Thanks, it was a nice and sunny day!  :)

Ta'las, you know me well, thanks for puppeting!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 20, 2007, 03:54:58 AM
Friends, I have to confess something to you - I invited another char to join the Heart without asking you first. I did this on the spur of the moment. I saw a great CD and thought it is probably lost, for the last post of the owner was a year ago, the link posted in the forum in a recent discussion about the Eyashene Mindsmoother. I didn't think I would get an answer, but as it turned out, Santharia has sticking qualities and the person in question came back to do another char. And she agreed!

If you have any questions or reservations, feel free to voice them (by mail if you prefer) . Aminah will probably be dissapointed, if you disagree with taking her in and I will have to apologise, but I want you to have a say as well.

But have  now a look at her CD and see yourself, that she has great writing skills and a very interesting character. She is an Eyashene Mindsmoother  (http://www.santharia.com/magic/eyashenes.htm)- maybe we would not have needed the Brownies if we would have had her before. I will add a stanza for her (and Tulpje!) to the poem, or will look into how we can interprete what we have.

And here she is:

Aminah Jubair - Azhorhrian Mindsoother (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php/topic,822.0.html)

Her other char is Rookie, a Brownie


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on September 20, 2007, 04:07:29 AM
Oh! Oh oh oh!!! I'm for!!! Let her join! :D

That being said... I already knew she had great writing skills. And she's a very nice person. So yesh, I'm in favour of letting her join :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on September 20, 2007, 07:27:04 AM
I have nothing against Aminah join - she looks like an interesting character, and having Simonne vouch for her is great!  :)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on September 20, 2007, 08:02:44 AM
Let her join - this could be interesting.  :grin:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 21, 2007, 12:18:08 AM
Same, Terra may yet need help after the healing, there is a lot she is dealing still and likely the brownies power will not hasten her minds process to the point where she is completely healed. I see earth not solidifying Terra's emotional state, but rather solidifying her bonds to reality which if severed would leave Terra effectively catatonic. Additionally we do not know how exposing Terra to the element of Wind and Life Magic would effect Terra yet.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 21, 2007, 01:41:45 AM
I agree...Question is how does she join? Like where does she join, in the story I mean? And why would we need her? Or better yet, why would she choose to come with us?

@Morcaanan, you asked if we should puppet Teri?  Is Teri not around? Will she be gone, or has she been gone for awhile? And if we do puppet her, I think you should be the one doing the puppetting, as you seem to know her the best.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on September 21, 2007, 02:10:02 AM
Maybe she got lost in the caves... And then we find her while looking for Ken. And then she hears about the other people who were left in the Vale and she wants to help?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 21, 2007, 03:57:56 AM
Seems Aminah is in? :)

I think however, that we should plan her joining thoroughly. Meeting her in the caves might be a quick way to integrate her, but makes not much sense just now. we don't need her healing abilities in the vale of the Brownies. What would her brought up in normally closed dwarven caverns anyway? The current situation is anyway so complex, that adding her now seems for me too much. We would somehow not honour her joining. As if you put cream on a cake made mostly of cream.

I would propose to meet her either on our way to Ximax or in Ximax itself. Her gift is a magical gift and perhaps she is drawn to Ximax therefore (though normally Eyashene would not go there I assume. ) We need a situation where she is needed when we meet her and coming from there we as a group see the need for her to join and maybe she herself as well.

Just let us speed up our current part of the story.

 - I won't be much around though the next three days - tomorrow my daughter has her 13th birthday and on Saturday friends of her are here for a party and then my parents -in -law will come for Sunday....   

I try to squeeze in the earth-healing though, if not, the other group can go seeking the dark depths of the dwarven caverns!
:)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 21, 2007, 09:34:39 AM
Go ahead for posting for the earth healing, my post would be pretty mundain in that Terra sleeps some what contently, she would be surprised having Talia so close on waking but generally I don't think it would rattle her to much. She would just eat and proceed with the healing, maybe asking about it latter. In many ways though she is still redeveloping her emotional awareness and may not quite understand why people react to her as they do.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on September 21, 2007, 10:16:13 AM
@Capher: I haven't seen 'Teri for a while now, which is why I asked...I can do some minor puppeting, if needed.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 24, 2007, 12:48:56 AM
Does anyone know where Teri went? Has anyone tried contacting her? I hope we will not have to write her out, for Morcaanan's sake as well as our own.

@Talia, wish your daughter happy birthday for me, will you. I send her a box of chocolates and two movie tickets to take a friend with her. I know it is only cyberspace, but it is the thought behind it.

Ami, would be great to meet on the way to Ximax. Capher could possibly, without warning, have a sudden problem with his shape-shifting...perhaps we are under attack by somethings or people, and he turns into a demon or some other type of mean creature.  These people could have had Ami as a slave or hostage or something like that and when she is freed by us, she uses her powers to help me return to myself....

Just an idea...

Of course, perhaps we could come up with any type of scenario involving any of the others as well, that would benifit from her powers, as well. It does not have to be Capher.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on September 24, 2007, 01:34:38 AM
I'll reply as soon as possible, but at the moment my internet is a bit crappy, as soon as it's fixed you can expect a post from Tulpje :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 25, 2007, 12:19:27 AM
Thank you Capher for the good wishes! I'll give her the chocolate....  :)

Teri was gone for some time before and I think we should just puppet her.

About the time for Aminah's joining - I would prefer it to be in Ximax and a quick progress on the way, no big delays, though the landscape would be pretty, otherwise we will never get this adventure done and Eckra will take over! Or does any of you have a splendid idea for the next part? I don't want to command here (it is still your story, Capher).

Capher, I thought we might need her after your "meeting" with the orb, for I can imagine that will not be easy for you, what do you think? Let us invent some nice upsetting events so that Terra and I need her as well. And what for reason would she have to stay with us apart from the immediate need to help us? Don't know yet.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 25, 2007, 01:03:58 AM
 just looked when Teri has posted the last time and that was on September 1rst, that does worry me now a bit. I mailed her and hope for a short answer. Just let puppet her for a while as I said already, I'll dearly hope this is just such an absense we had already.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 25, 2007, 01:17:37 AM
Sounds good to me Talia, and though this is my story, you and the others have held it together, so I have no qualms about your ideas.

I think that meeting Ami in Ximax after Capher's encounter with the Orb is a grand idea.  And I was thinking instead of Terra or you, Talia, it would be Ta'las's turn to need help, and then she decideds to stay because she has feelings for him which occured when she healed him and that could cause conflict between her and Terra??  Which could be used later on by Eckra or someone else along the way??

Just another hair-brained idea that popped into my head.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aminah on September 25, 2007, 08:15:41 PM
I realise it may be some time before I can be intergrated but I just thought I'd pop by to introduce myself and say how much I'm looking forward to it.  Thankyou all for letting me join :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on September 25, 2007, 09:38:27 PM
I'm alive!  :rolling:

My post wasn't one of my longest, but oh well. I wasn't sure if I should include 'Teri or not, so I didn't just to be on the safe side ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 25, 2007, 11:07:34 PM
@ Ami, welcome to our little band and story. I look forward to Rping with you. You come highly recommended, both by Talia, whose judgement I respect tremendously and Tulpje, who seems to know you as well, who I have gotten to know and admire as well

@Tulpje,welcome back from the dead! :grin:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 25, 2007, 11:14:55 PM
I forgot to ask, who do we meet in the caves and where in the caves do we meet them, her, him, it? :P


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on September 26, 2007, 10:48:17 AM
Welcome, Aminah!    :wave:  Looks like we'll be seeing you in Ximax.

And glad to see you back Tulpje! :)

Talia, Capher - could I suggest we hold back on the reason why Aminah decides to remain with the group, and allow her to come up with her own?  I remember that a big part of the fun for me when I first joined, was the background I created between Ta'las and his mother-sister.  And now, I really enjoy working that relationship into the story through Ta'las' dreams and memories of his past.  Let me know what you think.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on September 26, 2007, 09:08:19 PM
Ta'las I think that is a grand idea. Why did I not tnink of that? "Because you are not grand, that is why," a voice inside Capher's head says. "Talk to the hand," Capher replies silenty, " I know I am grand, I just do not think of everything. So shut up!"  The voice in Capher's head becomes silent.

Now, I can continue. Ta'las if that is what she would like to do, that is a grand idea you have, however sometimes people cannot think of a way and they need to have some ideas thrown at them; just to jump start their own creative juices, on the other hand, from what I have read Ami, does not need her creative juices jump started as her CD already proved that. I am rambling again, sorry.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 27, 2007, 06:02:30 AM
First - hello Aminah!    :wave:

Ta'las - except the place itself - Ximax - my proposals were just proposals, ideas, nothing more. Of course Aminah can find a reason for herself why she should stay. I'm often just thinking loudly , that does not mean, that it has to happen like this!

To the cave and what lies in front of you - that is entirely up to you. Your goal is to meet somebody who could know about the whereabout of the anvil - maybe we thought it would be already there and you are going there with the expectation to find it already. (again, it is up to you!)
The outcome - no anvil, no information where it could be, but another address: The Zhirkumire dwarves. Maybe you get a name, a special dwarf we have to look out for - who might know more about it .

Whom you will meet and where exactly in the cavern is up to you all who go there.


I post the relevant (and only) info again:

Quote
  TENTHRUM  CLAN,  THE ("STRONGPICK")
Dwarven clan located at the western part of the Rimmerins Ring, just east of Kor Donion and the Vale of Brownies - there exists much trade between this clan and the Brownies. They often have the latest Brownie technologies, and some long-standing friendships have developed between dwarf and Brownie craftsmen in their respective fields. As a result, the Tenthrums have a reputation for being the "liberals" of the dwarves, and are looked on with some mild suspicion by the other clans. Of course, the fiercely loyal nature of Thergerim society means that outsiders would never be able to exploit that suspicion to their advantage... "They'se may be odd uns," as one old Boltgrumm Granny was overheard to say, "but they'se our odd uns..." Return to the top
 

It would surely not hurt to look at the other two described tribes or at the general entries, especially when we visit the Ximax dwarves as well!

http://www.santharia.com/tribes/dwarves/thrumgolz.htm
http://www.santharia.com/tribes/dwarves/mitharim.htm

And don't forget to have fun down there!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 30, 2007, 06:48:47 AM
Not that it matters - but are you trying to get already now to the dwarves? Are you looking for them in those caves you are describing? I didn't think, that there are direct connections from the vale to the dwarves,(not according the entry)  but that you have to leave the vale first (through the gorge with the broken bridge which is surely a problem for Ken as well) and then you have to look for an entrance to these caves. (The brownies should know them) Or have I missed that Ken hides in a cave in the vale?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 01, 2007, 12:52:53 AM
Oh, it matters, Talia. I just was not paying attention. I shall edit my post accordingly. Sorry, you can hit me with a fish if it makes you feel better...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 01, 2007, 10:45:30 AM
Capher,

I'm not sure that there is need to modify your post.  Since Kenrill has just left the Vale, it would make sense that your character initially assumes that he has not gone far.  However, Kenrill is fast and resourceful, and could have found another route that takes him through the gorge more quickly than you expected.

If Kenrill has indeed gone to visit the nearest dwarves (these would be the Tenthrum), then once you get out of the Gorge, you would need to head east and then north (I think) to the western edge of the Rimmerins Ring.  Their home is just east of the Vale of Brownies.  In total, the journey to the home of the Tenthrum could take the better part of a day, and may require one night camping "on the road" since you did not leave the Vale at first light.

If you decide to visit the Tenthrum, I could NPC some of the dwarves you meet who give the information on the Zuirkmire dwarves Talia mentioned, if that sounds ok.





Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 01, 2007, 03:32:51 PM
Yes, no need to edit, you can just say you assumed he wanted to hide in a cave, but now you realise he has left the vale already.

I don't think Ken would go to the dwarves though, what should he do there? it would more be in an accidental way. Or better - remember my magic flute? it has the ability to  mediate emotions and to give you a hint what happens to a friend of you who is in danger. You could take it with you (wrapped), for you want to know if Terra and Talia are ok when you are away, the flute would hum if it would be otherwise.

On your way to the dwarves or back from them (depends on when Teri shows up again) the flute could hum, you think it is something with Talia, but you discover it has to do with Ken - and then you can go and rescue...

He could of course have wandered around and found his way to the dwarves on his own, he said something silly and they hold him now captive and the flute hums because his condition worsens..

Anything, these are just proposals!

Just don't forget if you want to use the flute - it is dangerous, for you can loose yourself in it and it shows our opposing evil forces where we are, makes somehow contact!



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 02, 2007, 03:00:17 AM
Blast I already edited my post and I will take into consideration all of your proposals Talia.

@Ta'las, yes I would like you to NPC some of the Tenthrum Dwarves when we finally meet them.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 04, 2007, 02:39:50 AM
We have a little inconsistency now, but that doesn't matter.

You all were probably already gone when Terra sneaked into the camp to see Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 05, 2007, 02:01:28 AM
Did Morcaanan disappear as well as Teri?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on October 05, 2007, 02:03:34 AM
I'm here in any case, but i don't know what to say except that Tulpje is sitting on Capher's shoulder :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 05, 2007, 05:22:45 AM
Well, his last post was two days ago, so I would not say he is gone.

Teri is now gone for four weeks, but she had problems with her internet connection before. Just let us puppet her as long as possible. We don't need to involve Garrek just now.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 05, 2007, 11:36:05 PM
Well Tulpje, just do not fall off of Capher's shoulder when he starts his journey across that narrow, crumbling ledge...MUwhhhaaaaa :evil:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on October 07, 2007, 04:02:20 AM
Sorry, Capher, been ill and moving on top of that...not pleasant. I am also trying to get employed - I had to quit my job, go figure! But I still have a decent internet connection, and I should be more consistent. Sorry for disappearing like that for a few days, but all is well now...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 08, 2007, 09:31:38 PM
Hey Morcaanan, No problem. I hope your illness is not too severe and that you recover just fine.  You were moving as well, and you had to quit your job!  That could make a person wonder what in Coor's name is going on with my life.  I wish you the best as you search for a new, different and better paying job, and that you get it soon.  So is your new place nice? Do you like it?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 11, 2007, 08:11:56 PM
Hey everyone, I will be out of commision for a couple of days. I have to have a colonoscopy done on the 12th, but the 11th is when all the pre-prep stuff is to happen and then I have the weekend to recover. So I will not be posting until Monday at the earliest.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 12, 2007, 03:24:25 AM
Capher, please take care of yourself and rest up over the weekend.  We'll still be here on Monday, old dragon.   :)

Ta'las.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 12, 2007, 06:21:49 AM
Take care Capher, rest well and come back healthy. If you need an extra day to two, please take it, we will still be here.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 12, 2007, 10:33:37 AM
Talia,

I'm trying to develop the Shendar's path into 'Second Reality' right now.  I've done some reading up on Castaneda's writings, which you mentioned could be similar to the warrior's path.  Right now, Ta'las is into the phase of "enlightenment" analagous to mastering awareness.

If you have any comments and suggestions to change my postings to more accurately match your vision of the process, please let me know.  I'm sort of developing things as I go along, so I might make a mistake or three along the way.

Thanks!

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 12, 2007, 03:54:04 PM
I will read your post immediately, but I think I would have to reread Castaneda myself..

My ideas are not very concrete concerning this "second path". I am just so fascinated of the knowledge of Don Juan, so I thought it would be nice to implement it. If you are anyway delving in this realm, cold you imagine to write an entry for the dev-board about ti? You could take all the time you need... just keep it in mind when you writing your posts and do some notices for an entry lateron. :D

Capher, take care! I hope there is no actual reason for it !


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on October 13, 2007, 02:21:33 AM
ok, shortish post again, but I'm still alive. Just need to post in a whole lot of stories...  :fish: to myself, I knew this was going to happen as soon as school started again  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 13, 2007, 06:20:57 AM
No need to hit yourself, Tulpje! :)

Ta'las - I love your posts! if I would have to give the Shendar in one's hands, then it would be you!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 13, 2007, 11:31:26 AM
Thanks for the praise, Talia!   :)

I could try to write an entry - though Ta'las is not one for writing.  Perhaps he can tell his story to someone who is able to put spoken words on to pages, for he though he has seen it done, he cannot do so himself.   ;)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 15, 2007, 01:27:37 AM
Well that is finished and I am clean as a whistle, in more ways than one. *grins*  No, no need for it Talia, it is just here in the States, when you turn 50, you have to have one done, as a premptive measure to catch anything if there was something; but no polyps were found, so I do not have to go through this particular type of procedure for at least another ten years, unless something comes up, on in this case down.  :rolling:

Ta'las, your understimating yourself again. I think you would do a wonderful entry on dev-side.

Tulpje, I could have told you and I am glad you are still alive.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 15, 2007, 04:45:56 AM
Glad to hear that Capher. :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 15, 2007, 08:11:51 AM
Capher - I'm glad to hear everything went well!   :)

All,

Just in case you didn't see this in the NPC thread down below, I'm reposting this here:



I've written up a few dwarven NPCs for when Capher and the others reach the caves of the Tenthrum clan.  We can come up with a few more, but I thought I'd get a start.  Brenna and Torm would likely be among the first dwarves the group would encounter.

Ta'las


1. Brenna Stonetracer

Brenna is a sturdy dwarf of nearly 100 years, and one of the clan’s Earth Guides.  Her sense of direction underground is so acute that she is usually stationed among the sentries in the maze-like western passages, and thus has had dealings with brownies during their visits to the Tenthrum’s territory.  Brenna is cheerful, but guarded since she has occasionally had to deal with intruders.  She wields a pair of Thrazeen or Little-Axe, which is about the size and shape of a hatchet. She keeps the razor-sharp weapon in a leather sheath on her left hip, and is able to wield her Thrazeen in melee combat or as throwing weapons, for which they are well balanced.

Brenna has long dark hair that she keeps in two braids, her eyes are light blue, and chiselled features that even humans find pleasant.  Toughened from years of service, Brenna casts a formidable figure – though she stands under 1 ped and a half in height, she weighs nearly 1.6 pygges.  She wears a full set of chain mail armour, metal bracers and greaves.  The “Strongpick” clan symbol is embossed into her helmet.

2. Harrek Ironarm

Harrek Ironarm is the current Gornegron of the Tenthrum Clan.  Though past middle age, his brown hair has not yet begun to turn gray, and he still moves with the easy fluidity of a young warrior.  Though of average size and build for a dwarf, Harrek is a powerful dwarf physically, but he also radiates an aura of authority and wisdom.  Harrek will not back down from an enemy, but he will not provoke an attack and is receptive to visitors coming with peaceful intentions.  He knows, understands and appreciates political skills such as negotiation and diplomacy, which he prefers to use when dealing with newcomers.

Harrek wears a suit of plate mail armour and a full helmet when in combat, and wields a massive two-headed warhammer.  In addition to being the Gornegron, he is a talented blacksmith.  He is currently well-favoured within the Tenthrum clan, and always carefully considers the advice of his council members in his decision-making.


3. Torm Truehammer
Torm has spent many years as the sender in the caverns of western Kor Donion, and has seen Brenna grow from a young girl to the woman she is now.  Torm’s steel gray hair and creased face tell his age – that and the fact that he moves much more slowly now.  Though he is beginning to feel the signs of the “Stone-Turning”, and his hands no longer grasp his drumming instrument as well as in his youth, Torm refuses to admit that his death is imminent.

Torm is a large dwarf, taller than 1.5 peds, and though he is wizened and relatively thin for a dwarf, the heaviness in his bones and joints makes it difficult for him to move quickly.  He wears only a leather hauberk beneath a blue tunic, bearing the crest of the Strongpick clan.  He has no children, and the closest person he has to family is Brenna.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 15, 2007, 08:03:20 PM
Wow, Ta'las. Fantastic descrips of NPC's. Thank you for sharing them here, as I did not read the NPC thread.

BTW Is Morcaanan around?? And are we going to see Teri again, or have we lost her??


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 16, 2007, 09:50:24 PM
Great post Morcaanan!

@Talia and the others. How long do Morcaanan and I be apart from you before we return? In other words do we find the dwarves, talk to them, find out about the Anvil and then return all at about the same time as yours and Terra's healing is finished? Or did you have something else in mind, Talia?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on October 16, 2007, 09:56:12 PM
Thanks for the compliment Capher, though I just had to correct one of the worst grammar errors I've ever made in that post...no, I am not telling you what it was.  :P


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 17, 2007, 04:33:13 AM
@Ta'las: I'm not sure if you think the person behind Ta'las is not writing - well, then you are wrong. If Ta'las the man from the desert cannot write, then the solution is as easy: Tell it Talia, I mean, start your story with:
Thank you to my Shendar sister who was so friendly to write my experiences down - and then you can start !

@Capher: My idea was, that you take as many days as we need for the healing. We three will of course wait for you till you are back. if you are taking too long, we could make out way back out to the Aj'nuvics in the hope that you will come to this place as well.
From the technical side: Just write on as you please as long as you want. if we are finished here we can always do some NPCs which will tell you to leave the caves :)

@Morc : Your description of your fear in the gorge is so vivid that I my stomach started to cramp! ;) Well, I might be slightly hungry as well.

I'll try to get a post done today or tomorrow, Terra. BTW, I thought that we go more or less naked into the mud ;) Otherwise it can't help this much. (Never been in such a nice mud/moor  pool heated up by the sun?)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 17, 2007, 10:05:57 AM
Oh, I can correct as need be, and no I have never had the oppertunity for a mud bath. Perhaps Terra is likewise not aware of the need to be naked during this phase as she does not remember the healing before, likewise if they are still restricted from speaking to each other Terra will not know this as well.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 17, 2007, 10:46:03 AM
Everyone - I love the interaction among all of you - in the Healing thread and in the caves!  Very nicely written guys!!  :thumbup:




Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 17, 2007, 11:37:29 PM
Anyway Talia, lead on and I will modify my post accordingly to fit. Also have we come up with any thoughts for effects for Terra in regard to the Wind healing and her latent magical ability?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 18, 2007, 09:37:16 PM
Thanks for the compliment Ta'las.

@Morcaanan, I agree with Talia. It was a great post, I could feel your fear.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on October 18, 2007, 11:09:39 PM
Thanks for the compliments ya'll.  :worship: I am motivated.

However, I need to warn you that I will be absent from Monday (Oct. 22nd) to Nov. 2nd. I will try to leave an open-ended post so that you may bunny me. :pet:

Capher, to warn you, Tanari Thunder uses my computer, and I have to take it with me. She may make it to a library, not sure. Just in case you need to move that story along.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 19, 2007, 03:17:04 AM
Terra, I thought the wind healing should be which brings something new, unexpected. for Talia I thought she might remember part of her past before the Rahaz-Dath, for you it could well be, that you become aware of your ability. That it is strengthend, and if it is only for the time of the healing.

During this time (for seven whole days) we will be sitting on a tree and not be allowed to tough the ground. * This could well force your magic to come out. You may be better there than later on, e.g. you want to reach a fruit of this tree and it comes flying into your hand. Later it is reduced to your sword again, but you are aware of it now and can trigger it? Maybe in times of need your magic is much stronger than normal? It is up to you how much you make out of it.


* @ Ta'las:  Btw, this tree sitting idea I have from a book which was written by a person who was taught by a student of Don Juan.

Taisha Abelar:  The Sorcerer's Crossing: A Woman's Journey


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 19, 2007, 09:36:02 AM
Cool Talia - thank you for the info.  I'll go see if I can find it on the weekend! :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on October 22, 2007, 09:38:37 AM
Not entirely lost, my friends! Just... mostly. No idea when/if I'll be back on. Sometimes available on AIM, as jacobsfreeman.

I hope to be getting back, but I can make no promises. Best to you all, and I miss you and the story... Mayhap if I do come back we can shorten this whole thing with Ken and move on.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 22, 2007, 11:24:55 PM
Hey Teri. I know how RL can keep you away. I hope that we hear from you now and then just to know that you are well and are still among the living. :grin:

Since Morcaanan will be gone from the 22nd to the 2nd of November. I guess I will just have to puppet him along as we go in search for Ken and run into the dwarves.  I hope that is ok, with everyone?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 24, 2007, 05:50:56 AM
Terri, nice to see a sign of life. Don't worry, you will be back sometime..

We need to puppet Teri for a while till we find a good solution, where we can leave her back with the option to meet her again at a later point, depending how long her absence will be. Capher, Morc, just include her in your posts, Tulpje as well.

Ken - I see no other way than to not find him - at some point you don't know where to look and have to go on to the dwarves. if Terri feels like reactivating him, we can include him any time again. I think he would be needed at the very end...



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 24, 2007, 10:46:36 AM
Its good to hear from you again, Teri - we miss you too!!!

Capher - your plan sounds good.   :)   I'm ready to puppet the dwarves whenever you need.

Talia - thanks for the reference.  I've started reading about Taisha Abelar's experiences - very enjoyable! - and I'm trying to work on the Warrior's Path and incorporate some of the concepts into my posts, while still keeping it my own.   :)

Everyone - I will be away the last week of November (from the 26th to the 29th), and also December 10th to the 13th.  Just work travel, but I won't have access to internet during those times.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 24, 2007, 11:42:57 PM
Sounds good Talia, I think Terra will temperarily gain conscious control of her power during the healing as you said, she will become aware of it, but after the healing her control will quickly fade. She will not regain conscious control till much later in her life, when she is an old woman beginning to succumb to the strains of the life she led.

I will try to post soon.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 25, 2007, 12:39:10 AM
Talia, you want us to puppet Teri? Also Tulpje is around, I don't think we need to puppet her. Since I will be doing most of the puppetting until Morcaanan returns I need to ask this; I cannot recall, but is there someone watching our animals on the other side or are they just alone. 

Ta'as, once we get out of the cave, find our animals, refresh ourselves a bit, we will begin heading toward the dwarven cavern's.  I am glad you sad that you were ready to play them.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on October 25, 2007, 12:49:51 AM
I think she means I have to include Teri in my posts as well, no? ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 25, 2007, 12:57:09 AM
Yes Tulpje :)

Z'doth  (?) is watching our beasts, that Doimo from Nybelmar. You need to puppet him too, he has left some time ago. (Therefore we left him to watch our animals)

Terra, no need to hurry, I can write the next as well without you posting..

Ta'las, the day will come I drag you to the dev-board...

Btw, a break before the windhealing might not be a bad idea... so Ta'las can interact with us.  (with Terra, that is  :buck:)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on October 31, 2007, 12:44:20 AM
Teehee, Capher, you puppeted me again. That's the second time you put Tulpje somewhere without asking me! :P But it's ok, you don't have to edit your post ;)

Tulpje


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on October 31, 2007, 09:22:12 PM
Oh, blast I am sorry Tulpje. I promise to not try and do it again.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 03, 2007, 01:46:11 AM
I need to know? Am I taking too long to reach the dwarves? Are my posts ok, as well?

@Ta'las, do you suppose that your first dwaf you described, I forget her name, could find us in our camp first.

@Teri, I left room for you in my posts in case you wanted either ressurect Ken and play him or we can just say we lost him.

Also did not Morcaanansay that he was returning yesterday, or was it today?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 03, 2007, 08:24:28 AM
Excellent posts Capher!   :)  Nice work keeping the story flowing and integrating the other characters.   :thumbup:  I'm ready to puppet the NPC - Brenna Stonetracer - yes, now is about the time that you would encounter her, as she does surveillance on one of the western entrances into the Rimmerin's Ring.

Here's Brennon's description again:

1. Brenna Stonetracer

Brenna is a sturdy dwarf of nearly 100 years, and one of the clan’s Earth Guides.  Her sense of direction underground is so acute that she is usually stationed among the sentries in the maze-like western passages, and thus has had dealings with brownies during their visits to the Tenthrum’s territory.  Brenna is cheerful, but guarded since she has occasionally had to deal with intruders.  She wields a pair of Thrazeen or Little-Axe, which is about the size and shape of a hatchet. She keeps the razor-sharp weapon in a leather sheath on her left hip, and is able to wield her Thrazeen in melee combat or as throwing weapons, for which they are well balanced.

Brenna has long dark hair that she keeps in two braids, her eyes are light blue, and chiselled features that even humans find pleasant.  Toughened from years of service, Brenna casts a formidable figure – though she stands under 1 ped and a half in height, she weighs nearly 1.6 pygges.  She wears a full set of chain mail armour, metal bracers and greaves.  The “Strongpick” clan symbol is embossed into her helmet.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 03, 2007, 12:10:53 PM
I think this is the official text any for writing my post. I can only hope. I'm using my mobile browser, and this said translated to work by yahoo. Not easy, things are bulky and awkward, and the whole system gets unstable real quick. I pray this message finds you at all. Just to say thank you all, i still live, and maybe some day i can return. Love, Teri


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 04, 2007, 02:40:44 AM
@Ta'las, thanks for the encouragement and for the info on Brennon. You know that name sounds more male than female, but I did not create her, so who am I to complain?

@Teri, It is nice to hear from you. I am glad that you are alive and we all personally look forward to your return.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 04, 2007, 04:09:42 AM
@ Capher, we could change Brennon to Brenna - easy enough to do.    ;)  I'll just go back to my previous posts and make the change.

Ta'las


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 04, 2007, 04:15:58 AM
Changes done.  Brennon is now Brenna.  I agree - Brennon does sound masculine.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 04, 2007, 07:14:40 AM
...back. Better late than never, eh?

Aww, 'Teri, that's too bad about RL, but I too look forward to your return.

Now to read and see where the story is at...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 05, 2007, 09:01:39 AM
Glad your back Morcaanan!!  It seems from Ta'las's post that you should be the one that talks to Brenna first as she is closer to you than me.

Ta'las, I like Brenna. Though you really did not need to change her name on my account, I was just voicing an opinion. But it seems like you too agreed that Brennon sounded more masculine.

Great job on the post! I really admire your writing...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 05, 2007, 09:29:10 AM
Contrary to what I said, I'm going to try and use my phone to be more active here. It will take a bit of work, but I think I can manage until something better comes along.

Looks like I got a lot of reading up to do.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 05, 2007, 11:43:08 PM
Where are you, Terri? And I hope it does not become too expensive for you using your phone to access the "net"  Either way I am glad and I am sure the others will be ecstacic to see you back for as long as you can be.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 06, 2007, 01:22:55 AM
I have the cost under control using an unlimited kb data plan. As for where I am, if you mean real life, I live in Las Vegas. Also, was wondering if bread crumbs seemed a little cheap. While ken certainly isn't trying to hide his trail, I doubt he's trying to find his way back.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 06, 2007, 07:49:54 AM
Las Vegas! The way you were speaking about your connection problems, I thought you were in some "Eastern country"  I did not know Las Vegas had such problems, but I may be talking out of turn.

Bread Crumbs...Yeah, I guess it could be considered cheap, but it was the only thing I could think of to be able to track the little fella. I kind of looked at it as if he did not even know he was dropping the crumbs and even perhaps the reason why we lost his trail was because birds and other small animals had eaten them....just my thoughts on how it came to be.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 06, 2007, 08:01:55 AM
Oh, coolness 'Teri. I hope something more convenient comes along for you though.

Eh, the bread crumbs didn't strike me as such a bad idea, Capher, it made sense, though 'Teri's idea worked just as well.

All right, I'll finally post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 06, 2007, 08:07:26 AM
Bread crumbs are alright for in the cave. Outside, it would be firesites, plants turned... As i did in my post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 06, 2007, 08:13:04 AM
What you say is logical. *makes a V symbol with his hand*


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 06, 2007, 11:56:11 AM
Just found out the length of what i can post is limited. May have to start breaking my posts up.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 07, 2007, 02:32:55 PM
I've found my limit. Roughly one-sixty characters per post, including markups.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 08, 2007, 02:11:20 AM
Oh, too bad, I kind of liked your rambling...but I see you still have a wicked humor even in your short posts. Glad to have back :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on November 08, 2007, 02:49:46 AM
Ta'las, is Brenna talking to Tulpje in ThergerimTaal? Just out of curiosity. Apparantly Tulpje knows this language, though I didn't know that (Eh, Capher? ;) ). Oh well, I have to rework her CD some time soon anyway. The reason I ask is only to know if I have to corrupt her English or not

Woops, posted this in the wrong thread, thanks for pointing that out Morc!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 08, 2007, 03:52:55 AM
We owe this happy day to our dear friend Kalina, who saw fit to email of a link that could be readily accessed through my phone. While colors and markups will effectively vanish from my posts, the recent one should be evidence enough that my posts have lengthened. This variant of the beloved board bears no graphics, the colors and fonts are rendered moot, and i an incapable of making hard returns for paragraph styling. But regardless, it works, and that too most wonderfully. This post is over five-hundred characters.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 08, 2007, 03:57:00 AM
And there was much rejoicing! :clap2: :clap: :clap2: :clap:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 08, 2007, 06:05:29 AM
Need some help. Can't edit. In that last post, last bit, dear should be fear, and he should be if. Behold the joys of only ten buttons to make words.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 08, 2007, 09:30:03 AM
Sorry about that Simonne.  Brenna actually spoke in Brownie's language.  She's dealt with them for much of her life, so I thought it appropriate for her to do so.

Teri - its great to see that you're able to post again!!   :)

Kenrill's back!!   :D



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 08, 2007, 11:42:03 AM
Ken, did you know you were somewhat of a staple?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 08, 2007, 01:05:00 PM
Not sure how to answer, so let me point out the following facts: you are reading a tale of several individuals, each with their own nigh irreparable wounds. Instances like, for example, the meeting and affinity of 'teri and morcanaan is the meat of it. This is where the true heart of character and path is found. In my case, the character is not harmed, is not hunting, is, in fact, whole, hoping and helpful, if somewhat misunderstood. The contrast is what makes Ken such a strong light in the otherwise dark story. In a tale meant for comedy, I would never employ Ken. Read above and decide for yourself why.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 08, 2007, 01:08:32 PM
And just a note the next one that tries to invoke the Vulcan Blessing should be aware I have a phase disruption weapon in my pocket. You are not, however, to be privy to the fact that I have no idea how it's used.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 09, 2007, 03:01:13 AM
 :rolling:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 09, 2007, 05:00:36 AM
Capher, while I would not suggest you change your post - quite to the contrary, it is well enough as it is - I would have you informed for your sake as an author, that they didn't accuse him of theft. Only that he snuck in. Theft, or intent thereof, may be an understood implication by the dwarves.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 09, 2007, 05:02:57 AM
Also, as we're no longer in the vale, would it be advisable to have another chapter? Just curious.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on November 09, 2007, 05:57:14 AM
I'd say we start the new chapter when everyone is together again. But that's just my humble opinion :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 09, 2007, 06:04:49 AM
Well, stories have a tendency to go on and on, especially after characters are split...sure that's wise?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on November 09, 2007, 06:12:02 AM
No, I'm not sure. Then again, I don't have to make the decision, I just stated my own opinion :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 09, 2007, 06:16:28 AM
Yes, but you have intelligent opinions and ideas, so I was just examining all the angles.  :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 09, 2007, 06:34:47 AM
My opinion: it depends no when the two groups rejoin. If soon, it would be less hassle to keep the current chapters as is, then rejoin in a new one. If it's going to be a while, we should consider changing chapters soon.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 09, 2007, 10:05:24 AM
Hi all,

I don't plan to keep this going too long, just trying to give enough detail that it feels realistic and not rushed.  Please let me know if I'm dragging things too long, and I'll speed things along.  There's a good reason I'm just a writer and not a mod - I'm a little out of my depth here.   :undecided:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 09, 2007, 10:08:18 AM
You're doing fine, Ta'las - the pace feels great.

I'll wait until last to give my name, to stay in character (just in case anyone is wondering why I still have not posted for a couple of days).


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 09, 2007, 10:32:18 AM
BTW, Talia, go ahead and post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 09, 2007, 01:36:50 PM
Sounds like all eyes are on the Old Wolf.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 11, 2007, 01:35:21 AM
Who me??  *Wonders if he likes all eyes on him?*  :grin:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 11, 2007, 08:05:52 AM
Morc, i'm going to puppet you just a wee. I don't think you'll mind.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 11, 2007, 08:34:07 AM
Sorry about the double post. If someone could, maybe they would consider joining them together. I would be grateful. I'm using a cell phone to even post with, and i can't edit.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on November 13, 2007, 03:29:56 PM
Great post, Ta'las!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 14, 2007, 03:52:21 AM
Agreed, Simonne!  Ta'las I bow :worship: :worship: to your writing talent. It seems the more we go along, the better you become.

I have been truely blessed to RP with those who write so well...All of you!!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 14, 2007, 04:45:35 AM
His post is good. My last few seem to be a little less than they once were. I'll preserve my ego by claiming that i'm just out of practice.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 14, 2007, 10:51:41 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys!   :)   My head is expanding.   :shocked:  But I'm glad you like it!!

I think the dwarven culture written up by Bard Judy is fascinating - there really is a lot of work that's been done to make the entries on dwarves very detailed. 

Err... Has anyone heard from Talia lately?  I know she's a busy lady. 


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 14, 2007, 12:38:27 PM
Same question had briefly crossed my mind. I haven't hardly heard from myself, though...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 14, 2007, 09:42:37 PM
A post from Ken will be coming Sat. or Sun.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 15, 2007, 02:26:43 AM
I was becoming a bit curious about her myself, Ta'las, as well as Terra.

Perhaps they liked the mud bath so much they decided to stay?  :rolling:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 15, 2007, 06:55:37 AM
I have been around. Just have not been able to muster a post. I had some free time, and some ideas while I was waiting for Talia to post the next part, so I made a post in the interm.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 15, 2007, 07:58:41 PM
Sorry for my absence  (http://schildersmilies.de/schilder/tml.gif)

I'll try to do a post till Sunday, Terra


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 15, 2007, 09:44:39 PM
The most important part of it all is, you're back.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 16, 2007, 09:13:46 AM
Welcome back Talia - no need to apologise!   :wave:

 :hug:  We missed you!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 17, 2007, 01:44:49 PM
Guess who got back on their compy?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on November 17, 2007, 04:31:07 PM
Woohoo! Welcome back to the world of the living, 'Teri!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 18, 2007, 08:48:16 AM
Now that feels like a real Ken post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 20, 2007, 04:01:01 AM
Yeah, Ken!!

On another note, this will be my last post until next Monday as I have my son and a couple of his friends coming to stay for the Thanksgiving Holiday we celebrate here in the U.S.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving should be a daily thing; giving thanks to God for all things, whether it be trials or blessings, for even our trials can turn out to be blessings, however for many that is not the case and so at this time I pray that everyone will think of the blessings they have received over the year and thank God for them.

If that sounds like preaching forgive me. It is what I believe and live; the best I can and hope that others will see the Light and the Truth and turn from darkness to that Light and give thanks to that Light, the Light that lightene everyone...Jesus Christ.

Capher.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 20, 2007, 02:04:45 PM
Sure it sounds a bit like preaching, but you know what? I thoroughly enjoy it. It needs said, and more than that, believed and followed. On another note, we'll try to get Ken to post again this week.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 21, 2007, 10:41:40 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, Father Capher!  ;)

Just wanted to let you all know that I'll be away from Nov 26th to Nov 29th.  I'll keep checking in until then, though.

Cheers - Ta'las.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 21, 2007, 01:54:53 PM
That one's for Talia - and no, Ken doesn't know. He's never seen it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 22, 2007, 06:06:03 AM
Just wanted to let you know, that I'm here, trying to catch up.





Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 22, 2007, 06:28:23 AM
Busy week. Wish you the best.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on November 22, 2007, 09:52:31 PM
With Capher's reply, rather than make another full-length post from Ken, let's allow that he stands, stretches, and still rambling, follows the dwarf.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on November 26, 2007, 01:16:02 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'll be leaving tomorrow, so rather than leave the story stranded, I'm going to make another post, and let you all decide how the meeting proceeds.

I think what we'd figured was that if the group asked about the Anvil, that the Tenthrum dwarves would not know of its location, but that the group should seek out the Zirghurim Clan of dwarves.  The Denirim of the Tenthrum clan knows that the Zirghurim Denirim, Kolbron, has knowledge of the Anvil.

From the entry on the Zirghurim Dwarves, here is where they are located:

The Zirkumire Mountains cover the peninsula of Cha'dómm in Xaramon, with the Magic Sickle Range along the south and east side, the Wanderer Mountains along the north side, the Westrons along the west side and the Anghorth Alsae Mountains extending northward along the Cyon Sola Bay.

‘Zirkumire Mountains’ in the dwarven tongue are translated as “Y’zekormor”, Bright Heights of Sky - from Yse(sky)Ze(of)Ko(opposing, not)Mor (mine, darkness). The original name, however, was “K’zir’ki’mir” - taken from a now-dead language, and literally meant “one should go around” – also apparently a reference to their imposing loftiness and sharp peaks!

The most spectacular peak of the Zirkumires, in the Magic Sickle Range to the south, is the “Face of Khaelvan”, which the Zekormorim call “BarolRotrum” (Father Rock / Lord Mountain). However, equally famous though not as outwardly imposing is the volcanic Hlahujit (Flame-wombed) in the northern range of the Wanderers, which holds the dramatic “Hosting Cavern” of the Zirghurim...

Other than knowing about the location of the Zirghurim that their Denirim, Kolbron, knows of the Anvil, the Tenthrum Dwarves cannot offer the group any further information.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 27, 2007, 03:57:38 PM
Waiting for Capher to finish.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aminah on November 27, 2007, 07:14:58 PM
Hello guys, just waltzing in to let you know that I'm still around and keeping up with the story. I'm loving Kenriil's rants, and Morc and Capher's ledge actually had my hands sweating  :)

Edit:  Oh, I forgot, I hope those who celebrate it had a wonderful thanksgiving, and those who don't, a wonderful weekend anyway!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 28, 2007, 12:07:14 AM
Ta'las how long are you going to be gone? Or did you post that already and I missed it or more than likely forgot it. LOL

@Ken will finish post.

@Talia, Hip Hip Horray!! Glad, more than glad to see you back!

@ Aminah, looking forward to RPing with you.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 28, 2007, 12:55:17 AM
Glad to hear you are back Talia, I will be waiting anxiously for your post. They are always wonderful at worst, simply amazing at best! Don't rush things on my account though.

To all, I have become quite destracted as of late. I have found some one quite remarkable in the virtual environment of Second Life and we have become very close. We make each other extremely happy despite our promise to keep the relationship within the confines of Second Life. Just wanted everyone to know and if I disappear for a while I have likely ran off with the SLove of my SLife. :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on November 28, 2007, 02:30:21 AM
Like I said in Voldar, not much time to post more than one paragraph but at least I can show that I'm still alive and interested in the story ^.^


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 28, 2007, 02:16:06 PM
I keep wondering how I got two "L"s, when it's obvious I have a good pair of eyes.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on November 28, 2007, 04:44:28 PM
In your username? I don't see two L's, I see two I's :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aminah on November 28, 2007, 04:49:54 PM
No, my bad, I obviously haven't got good eyesight and mistook one of the "i"s for an "l".  Sorry Kenriil!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 28, 2007, 08:27:50 PM
Terra, I won't say, don't do it - but don't loose yourself entirely in your Second Life - you need still a healthy body to sustain it here in RL ;)
(I'm often tempted to forget this as well, though reality does drag me back)

My beautiful new computer or at least this spotted cat which I have running has still some children illnesses - f.e. it doesn't allow me to login Santharia in my own account, just from the admin-account. And several other userrights (or the lack of these) are making problems, but otherwise - it is just GREAT!!!  (Especially WoW is now grandiose, I'll post some screenshots once I have the time)

In case you should not know, it is this one:
http://www.apple.com/imac/

(the big one with 24inch, quite a step from my previous 13inch)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on November 28, 2007, 10:12:07 PM
If it was just one person, or just one time, I wouldn't bother about it, Aminah. No, I've been watching it for some time, and only now decided to make a comment. You are all doing wonderfully, and don't be afraid that you might get my name wrong.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on November 29, 2007, 12:40:58 AM
Wow Talia, nice computer. What operating system does it use?

@Terra, I agree with Talia. It is nice to have a virtual friend, I consider all of those I RP with here in Santharia as virtual friends, but RL is where you have to live and grow. But I am grateful and thankful that you have found someone. Just be careful, you can have your heart broken easily enough in virtual reality as in RL; not to mention the predators that prowl the net looking for victims.

BTW Where is Morcaanan?  And who is going to RP the Gornegron and Denirim?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on November 29, 2007, 01:42:09 AM
I am still here, just highly distracted: I have just become officially engaged. But this has resulted in a sticky situation with my fiance's family, who do not approve of the arrangement (though they were more than happy with it up to the moment I put the ring on her finger, so don't ask me why it's turning out like this, because I don't know myself).

Anyway, I'll post shortly, probably by the end of the day.  :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on November 29, 2007, 01:47:47 AM
Ooh, congratulations, Morc! I hope the situation will be solved to everybody's satisfaction :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on November 29, 2007, 03:34:49 AM
Thank you Capher and Talia. We both agree, it was not something we were into SL for, but it was something that has happened and has benefited us both, and at her urging I have promised that once I am moved and settled, and have my own space to grow in, I would start looking for some one in my real life. My new years resolution is to move within the new year, and I am sure we will have some time after that before I find some one to bring into my real life. Till then we are happy, and I will take the good that has come of us being together and try and make things better for myself.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 01, 2007, 12:18:33 AM
I was going to pick up the NPCs, but didn't have the time last night, as I would have to study their characters.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 01, 2007, 06:39:02 AM
Hey guys - I'm back.

Sounds like lots going on in RL:

Terra and Morc - I hope everything goes well in your respective relationships!

I love the computer Talia!!! :drool:

Aminah - glad to hear you're still around.  Sometimes things take a little longer than we expect, and I'm afraid I've drawn things out with the dwarves.  I'll try to get the group on its way very soon this evening.

Cheers everyone!!   :wave:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aminah on December 01, 2007, 06:41:46 AM
Don't hurry things along on my account, just sort of making sure you knew I was still around and hadn't disappeared  ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 02, 2007, 09:11:32 AM
We're going to have to puppet Capher again. I've been reluctant to do it... Also, Morcaanan didn't post. I'm guessing either things worked out really well, or blew up in his face. I hope for the best.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 02, 2007, 09:59:48 PM
Sorry for not posting again - I have /had a bad cold and it doesn't help creativity if you have a dull head and you need a permanent protection for your nose to not spoil your new keyboard...  well, actually more a protection for the keyboard, not the nose. ;)




Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 02, 2007, 11:11:41 PM
Things worked out well, and then I get sick. Puppet if you need to. I'll be back shortly...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 04, 2007, 12:56:09 AM
Well, feeling much better. *floats on his caffeine buzz from morning coffee* In case you were wondering, yes, things did work out well - we have her family's full blessing to get married, but we have not set a date - tentatively May or November, depending on how school goes for me.

Oh, and two warnings: one, I'll be gone from Christmas night to early January. And two, a job may call me away to another side of the country soon (this is to be hoped for). So my schedule may become shaky, but I'll still be here. Anyway...*floats over to make a post*


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 06, 2007, 12:05:21 AM
Sorry, folks. I almost made a post last night, but I didn't have all the data available, and I was going to post for Capher. I wish him and his wife the best, and hope to see them again soon. In the meantime, we shall have to puppet him. I will most likely post tonight.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on December 06, 2007, 12:09:44 AM
Ok, I actually hadn't seen you post that before I posted, Teri. I hope I did all right? If I need to change anything, please tell me... I can only try to come close to Capher's level, but I did my best :)
Kenriil, I hope you don't mind that Tulpje is sitting on your knee now? ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 06, 2007, 02:29:39 AM
You did very good, Tulpje. Simpler than I would have, but maybe that is better; only the real Capher would know.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 06, 2007, 02:35:21 PM
So, yes, I said I would post tonight, and now it looks like I won't be. Tomorrow night, though...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 07, 2007, 11:15:58 AM
Hi all,

Sorry I've not been writing lately - I was called away this week for work and didn't have my computer with me.  I'll catch up and add a new post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 07, 2007, 03:38:37 PM
My apologies if that sounds a little extreme? I'm writing for 'Teri here, not me.

Okay, that sounded weird.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on December 07, 2007, 05:26:09 PM
Could someone else puppet Capher now? I don't know how to, or what healing in the spring of ximax is ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 07, 2007, 11:49:36 PM
Spring of Ximax = Orb. Spring, like water, the source of power, etc.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 08, 2007, 04:28:29 AM
By the way, Morc congratulations on your engagement and the betterment of the situation there.

Some more good things have been coming my way as well. As of the first of this month I became the store manager where I work and am now making $400 a month less taxes (Boo :( ) than I was before. Basically I am hardly doing more work that I was before, and have the authority to go ahead and do the things that need doing rather than waiting for some one else to clear it. Generally it is working out well so far, my first week in the new position has been fairly decent.

Last night my life long best friend called as well, last I heard he was back east in treatment for his alcohol problem. He is in Alberta now, doing well, his employer is very happy with his works, I would assume he is still doing re-bar. They are helping him get his passport so he may end up working in the US or Overseas at some point. I was quite happy to hear from him, and that I now have means of regular contact with him again.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 08, 2007, 08:35:31 AM
I can't decide whether to go ahead with him, or leave it to Morcaanan. I think he's better with Capher than I am.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 08, 2007, 10:40:03 PM
Missed posting again. Will try later today, for me, Garrek, and Capher. If someone else wants to post for Capher before then, I would appreciate it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 09, 2007, 04:04:25 AM
Ergh...no. I am not qualified to puppet Capher.  :lipsrsealed:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Warrior Kaelan on December 09, 2007, 09:11:06 AM
Sorry about the time taken. I don't know what the commotion surrounding 'Teri is, or who's where - that's for you guys to figure out. Also, I didn't state in my post, but you will find the armory lit, the dwarf who is guilty of both letting Garrek and Kaelan in and leading 'Teri to the armory, outside the armory, with Kaelan standing in the entryway, making sure no one interferes until one of the siblings is victorious. Will detail that as soon as I can after someone else replies.


Title: Info On That Latest Post
Post by: Aueniteri on December 10, 2007, 01:37:04 AM
The warrior is only here for this scene, and will not be following the party. As for the commotion, the wording is suggestive me a dispute or fight, but I seriously doubt that's what happened. It's more likely that everyone begins to respond to the way she's rather suddenly acting, and tries to help. That part is written from her point me view, and therefor a bit vague and even nonsensical. She's not thinking straight.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 10, 2007, 01:39:05 AM
May I just say I am slightly confused?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 10, 2007, 05:12:34 AM
How confused? If you're uncertain about something, I can explain or make an edit to clarify. If you're clear lost, it might be easier to rewrite the whole post. I will confess it didn't prove to be what I thought it would be. Also, my previous explanation was, as is this, done with my phone. Hence, where it says me, should read of.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 10, 2007, 08:13:06 AM
:waves

Back to normal I hope, only a little weakness left which will go away soon I hope. A weekend at my parents in law allowed me to write a little, I hope to be able tomorrow to do more and read all the OOC and the things you have written meanwhile!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 11, 2007, 12:54:51 PM
Hi Talia!   :wave:  Glad you're back with us.  :)


Now to the issue of what's happening with the dwarves.  I'm as confused as Morcaanan.  Teri - I don't think there is any confusion about what you've been writing.  However, all of a sudden we have this new person here, without any discussion beforehand, unless I've missed something while I was away.  So I'd say the confusion comes from what Kaelan has written, and the fact that he's just sort of jumped into the middle of the story.

@ Teri - From the sounds of things, you are ok with allowing Kaelan to puppet Teri, correct?

There must have been something to distract Morcaanan though, as I expect he would have been by Teri's side if she felt 'off-kilter' enough to have to leave the chamber.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 11, 2007, 01:43:36 PM
Tal has managed to voice my confusions properly: I just don't recall a new character being thrown in the mix. Also, it would be highly out of character for Teri to leave and Morcaanan not do something about; he'd probably follow it figure out what was wrong, which would mean stumbling onto this assault scene.

Hence, my confusion and hesitation to post.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 11, 2007, 04:34:30 PM
It is alright for him to puppet me- we're played by the same person. But I do understand your confusion, and will alter the post with what you have said in mind at the earliest opportunity. I hope it isn't too late.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 11, 2007, 10:25:12 PM
Actually, Teri - that answers a lot.  I'm sorry - I didn't realise Teri and Kaelan were written by the same person.  What you've done here is set up one of the critical parts of the quest - the confrontation between Teri and Garrek.

My apologies for the mixup, Teri.  And I think we can let things play out as they are without a need to modify your previous post.

Morcaanan - I've tried to setup an avenue for you to check up on Teri.  Let's see where this takes us!  :)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 13, 2007, 02:38:25 PM
While Ta'las' questions are answered, this implies, but in no way expresses Morcaanan's understanding or agreement of the circumstance. I'll concede that his temporary silence could easily be due to circumstances beyond his control, as he previously stated something to the effect which was to be wished for. In an effort to move forward clearly, and for the best interest of all involved, my offer to alter my post as Kaelan still stands. Also, I feel my impersonation of the dragon to be considerably lacking. I think I could do better there as well, but will only take the time if it is decided that an edit is needed.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 13, 2007, 11:45:24 PM
Because I thought you were going to do the alternate post anyway, and when you didn't I decided to wait on it even though Ta'las said he could provide an avenue for...

I'll just post, save us all the fuss.  :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 14, 2007, 12:33:21 AM
I took some puppeting rights: for the sound Morc hears, I just assumed that either Kaelan threw down his weapon for Garrek to pick up; Garrek dropped it; or 'Teri and Garrek are actually fighting. Either way, Morc and the dwarves are (probably) going to show up late for the party.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 14, 2007, 01:34:26 AM
Yay! *Huggles Morcaanan.* You guys are awesome. You managed to take my pretty well nonsensical post, and make it into effectively what I had in mind. I'm-a post today.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 14, 2007, 10:43:48 AM
Up to you now, but I would think Morc and Kaelan would quite naturally get into a bit of an argument. May not be much, but I can hardly see a warrior simply taking being told if can't interfere when something concerns him.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 14, 2007, 11:08:50 AM
More like a fight, and he has two dwarves to back him up...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 14, 2007, 12:29:52 PM
Go for it, puppet Kaelan through it. Kaelan has less experience than Morcaanan, and is a bit stand-off ish. Not really dedicated to the fight, will go at it simply with the attitude of buying time. Hope that helps.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 15, 2007, 12:23:58 AM
My posts are getting steadily longer - this is a good sign, no?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on December 15, 2007, 05:21:25 AM
A very good sign ^.^


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 16, 2007, 12:05:18 AM
I like it! I'll make up a reply immediately.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 22, 2007, 09:23:20 AM
Jeheraid, congratulations to your engagement! :)

Terra, hope your "wave" of good events carries you a bit longer!

Has anybody an idea how long Capher will stay away?

You are all writing great posts! Teri, Morc...  I think it is time Terra and I finish the healing, I will try to quicken it a bit.

Ta'las, I see you writing something for the dev-board...

My time will be quite limited in the next few weeks, due to Christmas, holidays etc.
I'm away and without internet from

26.12.- 29.12 2007
6-1- - 12-1-2008

because... we (my husband an I) celebrate on the 27th of December our 25th wedding anniversary and will spend a week in Berlin when school starts again :)

Oh yes, time runs and people get old ;)

I will post tomorrow a 25 years old picture ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 22, 2007, 04:14:35 PM
Oh, congrats Talia. My parents just celebrated their 27th a couple of months ago.

btw, are we waiting on me to post?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on December 22, 2007, 06:08:06 PM
Congratulations Talia! Make it a good celebration :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 22, 2007, 06:12:59 PM
Or ta'las. One from Capher would be more than welcome, but a bit unlikely. Best logical choice is you.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 23, 2007, 02:49:10 AM
Hi guys,

Sorry for not writing something sooner - I'm really stuck.  I've tried a few times to write a response, but it all comes out wrong.  I'll try again.   :undecided:

Talia - congratulations!!!  Happy Anniversary!!   :)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on December 24, 2007, 04:42:50 AM
Congrats Talia. Have a happy anniversary!

Me and Noxie have just passed our one month point on the 18th and despite our rough spots still quite happy. The downside it my car decided to die, engine and trans as the same time for the engine alone it would have been more than the car is work. I bought a new car last week, a 95 Cavalier which took all but a $100 of my savings and had to put $1200 on my credit card so things right now are tight. I'll get past it I am sure, and still shooting for a new years resolution of having my own place by the end of the new year.

To everyone else, happy holidays.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 24, 2007, 10:31:40 AM
Hi all,

I'll still be poking around here over the next week, but I'll likely be away from my computer from the 25th to the 27th.  I hope everyone has a great holiday season - Merry Christmas everyone! 

All the best,

Ta'las.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 24, 2007, 10:45:51 AM
'Teri, please feel free to modify my last post.  As I've said, I'm really having trouble focusing right now.  All I could think was that the dwarves would want to complete their council with Capher first, and then deal with Kaelan.  I must admit, I have no idea what the dwarves would do with him - he hasn't killed anyone, but he did aid in the failed attempt to kill 'Teri.

Sorry - I'm having trouble concentrating and making sense.   :undecided:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 24, 2007, 11:09:27 AM
It's alright, Ta'las; your post is alright. My own seem to be lacking a bit recently, while Morcaanan's are getting better. I think he should post soon, as well... But regardless, I'll look it over again, decide whether or not I want to change it, which currently I don't and don't foresee myself doing, and we'll move from there.

Morcaanan, if you decide to post before I edit it, that's just great. Likely I won't edit Ta'las' post anyway.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on December 26, 2007, 05:47:19 AM
OK, posted. I nearly went ahead and puppeted everyone along in the Council Chamber, but I was fuzzy as to the details for what should happen next, so... :undecided: Anyway, as a reminder, I am leaving tonight to see my fiancee, so I won't be back until the 5th of January. Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and God bless.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on December 29, 2007, 12:14:12 AM
Hi everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays - I'm around for the next couple of days, and I can probably finish off the scene with the dwarves and have the group head out since we've learned everything we can from the Tenthrum.

Here's what I thought would happen:

1. The group would spend the night as guests of the dwarves - remember, it's really late - and leave in the morning.

2. 'Teri - this is your call, but I thought the dwarves could bring Garrek's body to the Zeiphryian Forest, if your wish was still to have him buried there.  This could mean another foray for the group. 



Teri, I have a few questions:

1. Do we now have the Heart?  I'm assuming yes, but perhaps Garrek left it with someone else?

2. 'Teri, would you like to write the 'burial scene' for Garrek?  Did you want to write this as a whole new chapter, or write it as an epilogue to the current chapter?

3. Do you want to write anything further for Kaelan?  You mentioned that he wouldn't show up again in the story, and since he's your character, I'm pretty sure your plan isn't to have him spend the rest of his time in a dwarven prison.  He seems to me to be quite industrious, and able to get himself out of his situation.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 29, 2007, 08:36:08 AM
On my phone right now, will answer those questions better in the morning. We will have the heart. As much as she wants to have him buried with the elves, it's a bit too far out me the way to be feasible. I would like to write a burial as an epilogue.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on December 30, 2007, 01:02:36 AM
Okay, my plans for this situation further. These aren't set in stone, and don't include everything, they're just the ideas focusing around Kaelan/'Teri/the late Garrek.

We now have the Heart; the hunt is over. Also, because he was hired by Garrek, 'Teri's giving all the money Garrek had on him - about half a mithrene - to Kaelan. Kaelan will stay incarcerated with the dwarves for a few days. Garrek will end up buried nearby - it's not feasible to go all the way to the Zeiphyr to turn around and go back to the vale and then on to Ximax - anything cut out is good. And 'Teri's going to be wearing a dress and no sword for a while. As well as shunning her armor - that hurt.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 08, 2008, 12:48:41 AM
Back, ya'll.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 08, 2008, 03:41:27 PM
I was going to write a post... Or Ken was, however you want to look at it, bringing him, Capher, and Tulpje up to speed with the others: Morcaanan and Teri. Just thinking, would it be a good idea to have Capher stay in healing while we move on, to find the sword or something? That would leave it open for him when he was finally able to return. Also, what's the schedule for the healing to finish? Are you about done there? It might be too convenient to show up at the exact moment that it's finished, yet such coincidences definitely do happen. Decisions, decisions.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on January 09, 2008, 01:28:35 AM
There ya go, plenty of Kennish postageness. Respond when you can. I hope I moved and set the stage alright.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 10, 2008, 11:11:40 AM
Hi everyone - hope you all had a great holiday!   :)  I've got some reading to do to get caught up. 

'Teri, I think its a good idea to have Capher stay in healing after we move on.  I think the plan was for him to seek help in Ximax.  I'm not 100% sure what the healing schedule is, but I think there is still one more stage before Talia and Terra are finished.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 10, 2008, 11:43:26 AM
Tried to puppet Capher's reaction and move us toward the morning as best I could.  Its been a little while since I've written anything so my post is a little long.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 10, 2008, 06:55:14 PM
I'll try to make a post today. I will also try to make it a little longer than my previous few posts have been ^.^


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 11, 2008, 02:39:09 AM
Now that Morc's back, I'm holding out for another post from him, I think. I'll have Ken post as soon as I can after you're done, Simmone.... maybe I shouldn't wait for Morcaanan...


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Tulpje Sweetshade on January 11, 2008, 04:24:23 AM
There, how's that?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 11, 2008, 09:27:12 AM
Well, while you're making up your mind, I'll post.  ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 12, 2008, 04:37:15 AM
WoW, the admins finally put the blue up! Thanks Mina!   :) I like it so much better than the grey (though grey is a favorite colour of mine). I just can read all the stuff much better and I feel much more at home - somehow.


What I wanted to say - I'm back from my special holidays! Have finally revisited Berlin after 35 years! (What a shame, I had already visited Paris, London, Wien, Rom, Prag and others more than one time, but not my own capital). It is a nice town still changing, food was good and the wine as well, but my feet have still not recovered. Will post a link to some pics once we have made a small gallery.

I will read all the stuff a bit later though, have to sort out my pics first. :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 12, 2008, 08:57:09 AM
Welcome back Talia! Hope you enjoyed your trip. To think I only just posted today. What good timing. LOL Oh yes, I am in good spirits, despite the fact at the very moment of this post I am bored totally out of my skull not having seen a single customer all day.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 16, 2008, 12:44:12 AM
There: it's not as good as I had it originally, but it'll do...sorry for the delay.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 16, 2008, 06:49:27 PM
Has anyone actually taken the heart? I read through your postings again quickly, I might have missed it..


The healing was planned to last another half a day outside with the earth-part and than seven more days up on a tree. We could do this quite quickly though not writing much, but what how long did you take in the caves?

I would propose that you come back in the vale - maybe you do have difficulties and then wait the few remaining days till Terra and Talia are coming down their trees. Maybe the Brownies tell you to enjoy the time and rest to prepare for the hard time to come? No need to actually write much .

Capher - it would be good to know how long he will be absent, but he might not know himself.

Two possibilities: We puppet him until we are in Ximax where he has to see th Orb, where we can't accompany him anyway. OR, he feels the need to do something soon and leaves the vale already now , not waiting for Terra and Talia to finish their healing. He heads to Ximax alone (in his wolfform he may be quite fast) and we follow him. We could arrange that we will meet in a tavern in Ximax where every party leaves notice where the other is, so that we can ask each day if Capher is around or he can ask if we were seen.

So depending on when Capher will return, he willknow where we are, in Ximax or in the dwarven caverns. Btw, these dwarves are near being uploaded on the site, have a look in the dev-forum.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 16, 2008, 07:46:13 PM
Just got through looking through some of my old emails, and felt the need to say this: 150907 - We love you, Talia!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 17, 2008, 01:20:15 AM
My two sans...

Returning to the Vale the next morning sounds good; then the Brownies could suggest to Capher that his condition might be deteriorating - or if he really wants to complete his mission he needs to steel himself and be prepared to leave his companions for a time, even if it means they might come to more danger - and that he needs to go to the Orb now, so he takes wolf shape and heads for Ximax. This will give Capher flexibility when he comes back to handle his character how he sees fit, and we can finish the healing period. If he happens to show up before then, it shouldn't be difficult to flex with that.

Of course, our trip to Ximax will take some time as well, so it'll be a good filler if nothing else.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 17, 2008, 03:17:55 PM
Confession: i'm not feeling this planning stage really well at the moment, a few things going on. On a lighter note, that was completely unexpected. Normally, writing solo, one could spend hours, pages, even chapters building a situation that became intimate enough to "open" a couple's mind. That was completely unpremeditated.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 18, 2008, 11:08:44 AM
Okay - in following with future plans for Capher's journey to seek healing as soon as the group in the Dwarven caves returns to the Vale, I've tried to show the beginnings that something is wrong with him.

As for the Heart - I was sure that I'd read 'Teri had it, however when I go back over everything, I notice that no one had picked it up.  Sorry guys - my oversight.  I'm going to fix that now.

I'm going to be away much of next week starting on Wednesday, and I will not be back at home until the following Monday.  Please feel free to puppet Capher once I'm gone - hopefully we'll be at the Vale, so he may be on his way to Ximax by then.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 18, 2008, 11:29:24 AM
Oooo, I have the Heart...I feel special. :lol:

I guess I can puppet Capher a bit until Ta'las and/or Capher is back...any objections?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 18, 2008, 11:57:44 AM
No objection from me.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on January 19, 2008, 12:44:12 AM
If you have not already read Laurie is now finished with her treatments and soon I will go back home. The doctors have given her a better than ninety percent chance of full recovery. When I get home I will be able to post more often, which should be in a week or so. Morcaanan I trust you to puppet me in the meantime or even anyone else for that matter in this story until I am back and posting reguarly.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 19, 2008, 12:28:36 PM
Hi Capher!!   :wave:

It's great hearing that your wife is doing better and recovering, and that soon we will have our "Old Dragon" back.  Rest up and take care, Capher!   :)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 20, 2008, 12:31:49 AM
It is good to hear she is doing better, Capher. Prayers were raised for her.

I am wondering, should I bother puppeting Capher at all, if his return is so imminent?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 20, 2008, 12:56:30 AM
Yes. Go ahead and puppet him; imminent or otherwise. ... that's my opinion, and no disrespect to the man himself. I'm glad to hear of the improvements in his life, and love that he's coming back.

EDIT: The best part of that last post? I was falling to sleep for the last 1.5 paragraphs.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on January 23, 2008, 12:06:35 AM
I should be able to post once again starting next Monday. I am going home this Friday and will need tihe weekend to work on Voldar and to rest up a bit.

Till then do whatever you deem necessary concerning my character.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on January 29, 2008, 02:55:22 AM
I hope everyone is ok, doing well and ready to continue?  I also want to thank you all for your support, prayers and best wishes for my wife during this time.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on January 29, 2008, 10:11:58 AM
I am very sorry about being gone so suddenly. My dad was injured and hospitalized, so things have tied me up for days. I think I am back to a normal schedule now, but no promises for a couple days more.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on January 30, 2008, 12:39:10 AM
Wow, sorry to hear about your dad, Morc. I hope he is on the mend. I will pray for him and your family. Take all the time you need.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 31, 2008, 01:59:40 PM
Morc - I hope your dad gets well soon.  No need to apologise - family matters always come first!  :) 



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on January 31, 2008, 03:00:07 PM
What he said. My own apologies for not posting yet. One busy week, with no promise of slowing down yet. Ken post as soon as possible.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on January 31, 2008, 11:50:35 PM
Did we lose Talia?  I have not seen a post from her for weeks. I hope not... Also I have not seen Terra either. Perhaps it was not such a good idea to split the group.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 01, 2008, 02:43:05 AM
Sorry all, I have been preoccupied. My love and I have been doing very well together, which is the main reason I have not posted in a while. We do tend to spend quite a bit of time interacting. She has recently taken up DJing in Second Life and is damn good at it, so I host her parties twice a week, and have expanded my DJing there to two nights on the weekend as well where she hosts for me. Little more than two weeks before our 4th month together.

Otherwise I just don't think it's time for Terra's post I have in my head so Talia you can lead on.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on February 01, 2008, 10:08:04 AM
I think you're probably right, Capher, but we should have everyone back together very soon.  A lot of stuff happened all at once there in December.  I know I lost track for a bit because of work.  I'm pretty sure that Talia is still around, though.

Terra - its great to hear that things are going well for you, and that you two are enjoying each other so much!!  :)



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on February 02, 2008, 12:02:05 AM
To be honest, I am a bit worried about Talia... >.< I know I shouldn't be.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 03, 2008, 04:18:00 AM
I am confused. Terra what is Djing? And what does Second Life mean?

Either way I am glad that you are happy!! :D


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 03, 2008, 04:43:23 AM
Disk Jockeying, as in playing music in clubs. Second Life is a user created virtual environment and I DJ in virtual clubs there.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 05, 2008, 03:01:41 AM
I have no idea what you mean by virutal enviroment, unless you mean through the internet. Anyway I hope you are having fun with your partner.

On another note, has anyone contacted Talia and find out if she is still playing? If not I will.

Also, is this story going to continue??


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on February 05, 2008, 12:34:34 PM
I keep planning on making a post, but don't get around to it. Also, I will try to contact Talia sometime this week. Sadly, I have reason to believe she is under a little depression.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 06, 2008, 12:10:08 AM
Depressed? Talia? She is the most upbeat person I have ever met. What is she depressed about? Is there anything I or we can do to help her?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on February 06, 2008, 03:33:19 AM
That is a very very good question; unfortunately, I don't feel perfectly comfortable pasting her personal problems all over the board, so all I can say is this: You might know.

I'm talking about 151107, euro-style. Yes, it's a crazy number-cipher-clue-goosechase funtoy, and I'm pretty sure you would rather I just told you something, but it's that uncomfortable and close to home. I think that's about all I can really say.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 07, 2008, 08:25:48 AM
Thanks Teri, and it is best that we leave personal things that others may not want others to know to themselves.

I have not broken a code in a very long time, it should be interesting.  ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on February 08, 2008, 03:11:48 AM
151107: one word: 01101000100

I guess that post didn't leave anyone with much to go off of; maybe if someone wants to start out the next day. Where is everybody?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on February 08, 2008, 04:42:05 AM
Tulpje *was* on Capher's shoulder last time she was mentioned... I don't know where she'd be now though ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 08, 2008, 06:17:33 AM
Hello! 

Thanks for your mail Teri!  :)

Sorry for my absense. :(

I'm away for the next days, visiting a relative who celebrates a round birthday, see you next week sometime. I will will bring out Terra and Talia from the cave., or if you have the time, Terra (or are in the mood ;) ), just let the Brownies come and lead us out of the cave and allow us to sleep. I thinkI will find a reason to skip the last eath-healing day..


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on February 09, 2008, 12:59:07 AM
I live!

I think.

Maybe I'll know for sure next week.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 09, 2008, 01:58:54 AM
Hey Talia, it is so good to hear from you. Have fun visiting and celebrating with your relative!! Say Happy Birthday to whomever from us.

He Morc, glad that you are ALIVE!! LOL

Tulpje, you can talk to Capher as you are still on his shoulder.

Tal'as, my friend, I need to be able to talk to the dwarves one more time and find out if they have a secret way to the Vale of the Brownies as I am sure Morc does not want to climb around the edge. Unless I am wrong and Morc likes his heart beating fast, sweat pouring down his face and body and fear controlling every move!  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on February 09, 2008, 04:15:05 AM
We could use the way 'Teri went, which probably involves swaying limbs over deep ravines... almost as fun!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on February 09, 2008, 12:03:03 PM
Uh..okay.  I'm not sure what sort of latitude I have to decide on this sort of thing, but what the heck.  The Goregron would likely know that one such tunnel exists, and Brenna would definitely be able to lead the group to a point where they could easily find their way into the Vale.

Unless anyone has any objections?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on February 10, 2008, 12:02:01 AM
But th- .... if i-.... nnnnneah, okay, it's cool.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 10, 2008, 12:55:35 AM
Fine with me Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 16, 2008, 01:00:17 AM
I thought that was some great posts between Harrek and myself. My hat goes off to you Ta'las, you are a very talented writer.  I am now looking forward to continuing our journey and especially joining up with Lady Talia, Lady Terra and Ta'las.  Are we ready Morc, Teri, Ken and Tulpje?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on February 16, 2008, 01:17:43 AM
I posted first here, but I'm thinking Aueniteri gets up last for obvious reasons. You can post your actions from before her arrival, just that she arrives after everyone is already up and about.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on February 16, 2008, 01:43:17 AM
I'm ready. I'll try to make a post soon but I can't make any promises, sorry :) If I don't get around to posting very soon, you can just puppet me into going with you guys ;)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 17, 2008, 04:10:47 AM
No problem Simonne.

I think I will let Morc post next before I do, as I think he should be the first to see her and come to her aid, before I see her.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 18, 2008, 02:43:48 AM
Ta'las, I hope my post is ok, I thought from your prvious, that you were waiting for us... Just write something, I can always edit if it fits not what I have written sofar. Terra, same for you, I'm ready to edit, if you have another idea how to spend the evening.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 19, 2008, 04:18:55 AM
Hey Talia, nice to hear from you!!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 21, 2008, 11:03:17 AM
Post looks fine Talia. Sorry for not responding sooner, last week has been rather hectic, and this week continues to be as I have projects that need completion in less time that have been anticipated. Hopefully after this week things will ease up a little, my love Noxluna's virtual tenants should be settled in. Then the focus will be towards our virtual club DJ and Host school, and shop as the things we have built together seem to be of demand, however these can be be done on a more relaxed timetable. Can't well rent out homes with no doors though. :|


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on February 23, 2008, 04:42:52 AM
Sorry for the absence ya'll - another round of injured family members and a funeral have tied me up. I'll start posting by the end of the weekend.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on February 27, 2008, 06:42:43 AM
My condolence's Morcaanan and I hope your injured family members heal soon.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 27, 2008, 07:48:04 AM
My Condolences as well, and well wishes to your injured family members.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 04, 2008, 12:30:32 AM
Welcome back Morc...

BTW There is a player here, very experienced, who has wanted to play in our little story for five years, you may know her as Twen or Synder or any other number of characters she has going. Anyway, I was thinking we need a mage and Twen is a fire mage along with being an elf. So I was wondering how you guys felt if we allowed her to join our little story?

No pressure, just asking, ok?

Here are her characters along with a brief descrip of what they are.

Synder Nytefall ~ Of course
Twen Araerwen ~ Ifer'hem Fire Mage
Valannia Incendarious ~ Elven Knight
Nelique A'drosa ~ Anpagan Heiress
Blyxx Preypacer ~ Orc Hunter
Tabitha Meadowsong ~ Brownie/Gardener

Maybe one of her other characters appeal to you more, just give it a thought and let me know, thanks.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 04, 2008, 12:37:06 AM
Well Twen is a wonderful RPer (not to mention a wonderful CD mod, but that's not the question at the moment :P) and I have the privilege of playing with her in a number of stories. I don't mind adding one more, so long as we don't forget that Aminah was going to join the story as well.

On a slightly different note, i'll try to get a post up soon. I can't make promises for tonight but tomorrow should work ^.^


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 04, 2008, 10:03:01 AM
Hi everyone,

Sorry for my long absence everyone.  Work has kept me away from home - and a computer - for the last couple of weeks, but I'm back.

Morc - I hope you and your family are doing well.  I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

Capher - sounds like a good idea.  We are in need of a mage.  We'll see what the rest of the group has to say.

Talia - I'll send in a response post ASAP.  I'm sorry to have kept you waiting so long!!  :sorry:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 05, 2008, 01:22:13 AM
Ah, I forgot Aminah. Maybe we can add both of them, and we really do need a mage, though Capher is one, his philosphy is never to use offensive power but rather defensive, unless under dire circumstances and besides Draconian magic is not a learned magic, but one that one is born with, such as Dragons, Brownies, and a certain tribe of elves.

At least that is how it was envisioned by me when I first started my character...long before Ximax came along. When Capher was young, Ximax was just a piece of land, with a special stone buried deep beneath it. Capher knew about the stone, but paid no heed to it as it was something he had no need of, neither did his Master.

But, all of that has changed, hasn't it?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Dorrugh Svenstar on March 05, 2008, 01:43:46 AM
If you need a mage, I'd like to volunteer my services. I have yet to find an active thread and my newly revised frost mage needs a place to play.

Of course, preference should be given to Twen, but for any reason you need a second (or first, if Twen declines) mage, I am your man.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on March 05, 2008, 02:59:58 AM
Dorrugh, thanks for the offer. ...while... we won't bite your head off, as such, for it, we will note that the story's closed to new players; the ones we're mentioning have taken the approach of an inside contact, or through special invitation. Oddly, that was how I started. Just.... so you know. Thanks for reading; stick around.

I'm all for Twen - I've never seen her in any situation where she hasn't performed excellently, and I say that not as flattery, but in full earnest. About Aminah... I don't remember. I must have been sleeping. Hah! Silly me.

And finally, there seems to be a great misunderstanding as to who is sleeping where, so I'd like to gather all the opinions in one place, just so we can clarify this. I know, in the near future, it'll be irrelevant, but I think I'd like it to be clear.

At first, Ta'las didn't state clearly, just a brief, "place to rest". Morcaanan then proceeds to describe a "small" "room", with a "couple of bunks".

So, from this, one room? Two?

One; nothing else, except possibly a few of my own posts, state otherwise; I can change.

Also, the sleeping arrangement is very odd; I guess that's what I should be picking on. Capher mentions Aueniteri and Morcaanan together, Ken mentions he and Capher, Morcaanan says he and Ken. A little twisted, and we can only have one way; so I'm going to do some psycho-math.

Not Morcaanan and 'Teri. They've just been through a really, really odd experience, and that kind of proximity is an awkwardness that neither of them really cares to promote just now. I can agree with Morc and Ken; Tulpje would be with Capher, most likely, leaving Aueniteri to herself. She needs the privacy at this point, I think.

Those're my two bits, anyway. Sorry if I ramble too much. I'm tired -.-


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 05, 2008, 03:02:10 AM
Yeah, Tulpje was sleeping on capher's bed in any case...

So uh... I'd promised a post, hadn't I  :azn:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aminah on March 05, 2008, 04:16:33 PM
 :wave:

Yes, Talia invited me to enter all the way back in September, thinking that I would join in somewhere on the way to Ximax.  I had a feeling the idea was to help Capher work out the issues which caused the great big demon to appear when he did magic.  I would still love to join, if you still need me, and I can't really see any way that I would be replacing a fire mage either - I can tell what you're feeling and maybe soothe those unhappy thoughts, but no offensive magic.

On a side note, I can vouch for Twen too - her characters are so realistic and believeable whilst her writing is amazingly elegant. Some if her posts in the Wison's Breath Inn with Nelique have been simply delicious :).


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 05, 2008, 04:44:08 PM
My sincerest apologies for posting in your threads Ladies and Gents. But after waiting for around five years for a chance to enter this story, I feel compelled to bring my personal begging before you.

Indeed I would join with any of my characters you would so decide. I would even be willing to adjust any of them as needed to fit the story more closely. My activity level about the boards hopefully speaks somewhat of my dedication to any thread I post in. Although I am very flexible in that regard as well. I can post about twice a day in any particular story, yet I have been in a semi-private RP with another great RPer on the site for over three months. Occasionally posting everyday or once a week as the circumstances of our activity levels demand.

So I guess the point I am trying to express is simple this: "Anything you want or need of me I am up for, just to have a chance here."

If there's no room presently for me to join, I would beseech you to keep me in mind for future openings.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Morcaanan on March 06, 2008, 12:21:49 AM
@ Current Party: Yeah, something went screwy with the room count. . .we need to fix that.

*ahem*

@Aminah: I seem to recall your invite and voting an approval. I see no reason to change that, whether bringing in Twen or not - given the proportions of this story, two magi would hardly seem to be out of place, and as the elven council pointed out, we have plenty of warriors and not enough of the magically inclined.

@Twen and Current Party: I say we let her join. She's an excellent RPer and one of the most dedicated people on the boards, her only flaw being too detailed in a post.  ;) She has excellent characters - whenever I make a new one I review at least a couple of hers for form reference.

So yes! "Join us! It is your destiny. . ."


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 06, 2008, 12:43:45 AM
That's four in favour of getting Twen into the story... If my calculations aren't completely wrong, that means a majority :p And I'm fairly certain the others won't mind. So I say, welcome Twen ^.^


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Korim on March 06, 2008, 01:02:06 AM
Ya just gotta love democracy.  :grin:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 06, 2008, 01:11:51 AM
Since things are starting to look promising here, I will start to brush up on recent events, kinda have the backdrop memorized after years of reading it. :)

Although I shall wait to hear from a moderator on a final decision. Maybe get an idea from them how they would prefer I make my way into the story, if that is their choice. Thank you everyone for the votes!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on March 06, 2008, 02:15:36 AM
I don't know if it's all proper and the like, but... we're all mods here. 'Cept maybe Simmone. But I do know what you mean; one of the boss mob- I mean, mods. That would be Talia and/or Capher; the final word belongs to them.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 06, 2008, 04:00:43 AM
LOL @ Teri...Mob boss, indeed. Teri sleeps with the fishes,  :fish:

Well since I was the one who asked for Twen you already know my answer about her, so yes you are welcome to join Twen. As far as incorporating you into the story that needs some work and thinking on mine or Talia's part. So hang in there, you probably will not be integrated until we leave the Vale anyway and most likely meet Aminah first.

@Aminah, yes I now recall you and my enthusiastic vote for yes. I am assuming that we (meaning our group) will meet you after we leave the Vale and head for Ximax.

@Morc, you have sleeping arrangements on the brain, lol.  The way I envisioned and after reading the posts that the chamber where we slept was rock hewn, with bunks of wood built into the sides. The last post I had read before we began waking up was Teri laying in your arms, Morc. I just naturally assumed that all of us were sleeping in the same chamber. It does not matter anyway anymore because we should all be awake and heading for the main haill to have our last breakfast and then we will be off.

If that is ok with everyone?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Korim on March 06, 2008, 04:05:41 AM
I am confuzzled. . .but I'll go with what you say. . .


Wait. I just got what you said.

 :fish: Sleep with the fishes, Capher! Time for fresh blood in the mods.  :rolling:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 06, 2008, 04:12:38 AM
:lol: Best be careful Korim, Ol' Capher might serve himself up as a fish dinner only to shape-change in your throat.

Well Capher I will use the extra time to get all my reading done, just drop me a line when you need me hun. Should I post my CD in the proper thread or wait until things have progressed a bit?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 07, 2008, 01:28:10 AM
I cannot believe that you do not know the saying "Sleep with the fishes" came from the movie "The Godfather" (one of the best movies ever made, in any language) it literally means "He is dead and is now fish food" the message was sent by one mob boss to another after he killed someone important to the mob boss in the form of a "Fish wrapped in newspaper"

So, now that that is settled, lets go on. Twen I believe you can post your CD already, that way it will give me some time as well to read it. Hopefully you and Aminah will not have to wait too much longer.

@those in the dwarven cave: we should quickly eat breakfast and then move along to the Vale.

@those in the Vale; we should be together soon. Is Talia still around, or has she become more involved with the other site she has joined? Or perhaps other endeavours have attracted her attention.

@Terra, do you mind giving out your virtual website so that perhsps I can visit it sometime? I would like to know what a virtual DJ does and what your club sounds like?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on March 07, 2008, 01:37:27 AM
I'm not a member of the whole "Second Life" thing myself, Capher, but it isn't just a website; it's an online social "game", or environment. What that means is, it takes a good 'net connection, some relatively good graphics capabilities, and some experience walking a 3-d model around while aiming a camera... or at least some willingness to get experience.

Fun, if you're into that kind of thing.

EDIT: Wait- Talia joined a new site? Are we talking WoW, or is this something even deeper?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Korim on March 07, 2008, 03:03:03 AM
I know what the saying is, Capher - I was referring to the pun on "sleep arrangements".  :buck:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 07, 2008, 10:45:49 AM
Teri is right Capher, though it is a great experience for many. I found with the new WindLight engine they are developing a 2.4GHZ machine with a gig or two of ram and a 128MB Video card should handle it well enough to give you a good impression. Also think of Virtual DJing as being a little like a radio DJ, picking and playing music for those listening, only in Second Life they are inhabiting the same 3D space as you. I can upload a few sets I have archived and post a link if you like. You will hear me greet people in that have entered the club area.

Sadly the virtual club I was working for, run by my best friend in SL, is closing, so this Saturday will be a special final official performance there. I do feel sad that it is ending, as we all do, and all know its not our fault, others were just not spending the virtual money needed to keep it running. But with that door closing, a new one is opening. Noxluna (Her SL name.) has decided she would open her virtual home up and turn it into a small fly by night club for me till I can settle into other gigs. Its really sweet of her and I adore her for it, among a vast number of other things. She knows change is hard for me so she tries her best to ease my burden.

Anyway, I best log on and see her before she wonders where I am. She worries terribly some times.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 07, 2008, 11:55:13 PM
@Korim, sorry I misunderstood. Now that I understand, LOL as well.

@Teri and Terra...I have the computer and connection, just not the experience. If you would like to send me a link to your new place or one of your archived club gigs Terra that would be interesting for me to at least check it out and see what its all about.

What is WoW? And I believe that is the site I was referring to though I did not know the name until now.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 08, 2008, 12:57:37 AM
My Lord Twen, your CD is the most elaborate one I have seen so far. I see some discrepencies between your descriptions and strengths and weaknesses, but they are miniscule so no problem. I can also see where Eckra can try and manipulate you, even try and either coerce you or draw you to him.  It could be a very interesting RP with us trying to decide whether you are friend or foe as we travel along.

I can also see the fasicnation you would have with Capher once you realize who he really is and what power and knowledge he possesses.

I can also see with your beauty; either a conflict between Morc and Teri or Terra and *having brain fade* the Shendar young man.

I have read Aminah's CD. She should be interesting as well.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 08, 2008, 01:31:32 AM
The link for Second Life is www.secondlife.com don't have any gigs uploaded yet, the pics of my virtual property are fairly out of date.

http://home.shatteredeloquence.org/mkportal/modules/gallery/album/a_247.jpg

This is one of my virtual home. The house it self was a "Prefab" some one else created and sells, I added the elevator and landing pads to it. I also have a radar tower though non-functional set up where that giant robot is in that picture.

Oh and almost forgot the blog entry or my very first DJ Gig, that is at:
http://pier2pier.blogspot.com/2007/07/dj-mortus-allen-makes-grand-debut.html

Will work on uploading some of my sets.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 08, 2008, 03:42:45 AM
Well Capher, I hope the read wasn't to difficult, it was written a few years ago. I can only pray I have improved since then. After a few years of RPing her and working out some of the finer points of her personality she is 'fairly' reliable as a friend. Although some of her weaknesses and unnatural fears have a tendency to blur those lines under certain circumstances. Just hoping I can bring a level of enjoyment to the story for you all, there are some fantastic role-players here. :heart:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 08, 2008, 01:29:08 PM
Welcome Twen.  :D   I'm not a mod, but I'm all for you joining!   :thumbup:



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 09, 2008, 08:12:14 AM
Talas, the young Shendar man! That is his name...how could I ever forget...old brain, bad brain.

Sorry ole'chap for forgetting your name, forgive me?

Twen meet Talas, Talas meet Twen, and you should be a mod Talas, why are you not?


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on March 09, 2008, 08:48:37 AM
It's all cause he didn't come in until quite a bit after we made everyone a mod. Although, with the degree of narration we're letting him take, he ought to be. He could take my place, if we have too many.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 10, 2008, 10:45:50 AM
No need to worry Capher.   :)

I'm going to ease off on the narrating once we get out of the dwarven home.  It's really difficult for me to keep everything straight with all the stuff that's going on.  Just happy to be part of the group!   :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 10, 2008, 10:39:19 PM
Now you know how I feel with all of the NPC's I play in Voldar.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 11, 2008, 05:37:15 PM
Hi people, just a sign of life from me - a little at least - after a busy weekend (family feast), Helen-Elise ill afterwards (so I was busy looking after her)  I'm now ill since last week Wednesday as well. Headache, influenza, pain in the stomach etc, fever, you name it, I have it. What is worst, a few minutes on my comp and I get a  headache. I hope the worst is over, but I'm still preferring my bed to my computerchair-- see you later


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 11, 2008, 05:47:05 PM
Get better soon, Talia! Take your time, we'll still be here when you're healed :)


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Aueniteri on March 11, 2008, 07:45:05 PM
0F0B07- We're praying for you, Talia.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 11, 2008, 11:05:38 PM
Take care of yourself Talia and get well...we shall be around as Simonne said.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 12, 2008, 12:33:43 AM
Take care Talia. Get well. Our best wishes to you.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 13, 2008, 11:47:32 PM
Hello altogether! Thanks for your prayers and good wishes! And I hope  as well that all is well with your family, Morc. :)

I'm not yet recovered fully but have to go to my doctor daily to get pumped full with high doses of vitamin C and whatelse, get an acupuncture in the face which should be good to get rid of my sinusitis ( but I don't feel an immediate effect of which others reported me) and injections in my back. That all should help to get my failing immunsystem back into gear, which was on a very low level the whole winter. But I'm definitely feeling better than a few days ago, though I'm still very tired and I still have to be cautious not to get my headache back because I'm sitting too long here in front of my comp!


*************************
While  rereading the last posts of the Respite thread I found following:

Ta'las (474) mentioned in on of his posts orcs - as far as I know, there are NO "wild" orcs in Southern Sarvonia apart from the southern slopes of the Tandalas. I'm not counting here the orcs of Ximax of course. And there are no halfbreeds yet around as planned for low-social works. Nothing which has to be corrected, I just wanted to mention it for our further writing.


**********************

@Ta'las - no need to hurry ;) (Though I thought you would hurry with Terra out of the cave ;) )

@Terra: Don't seduce me with your links of SL! I will not try it out , otherwise I will be lost, I know it. I found your blog entry fascinating, did you do a goth party? I can show you a photo of a goth girl in RL, though she is not really in this scene, but wrote an essay about it, did a "working piece"(?) (which did keep me away from my comp for some time and which you can see on the photos....). I will upload some photos, but not for long!


*****************************

And now comes the hard part for me, and for some of us as well, but after thinking for more than two days about it, if I should say something at all, what I should say and how to say it in a way to not hurt other feelings, I decided that I have to say something, otherwise it would rumour in my inner and lead to Talia's final death, sooner or later.

So, here it is:

The majority of you have already welcomed Twen and I know she is a splendid writer and so it seems that it is a fixed thing, but I still want to speak out my objections:
I'm against the  joining of Twen, especially in her Twen character. Before I tell you my arguments, I want to say three things first.

First:  I'm here most of the time, at least every second day, though I'm not logging in nor is there always a reason to say something. I have been busy in the last time, my visit in Berlin, two further visits of relatives who had round birthdays, but I'm always available via email (apart from the last week where I was really unable to sit, not to speak from using my comp). So  - it would have been nice, if my opinion would have been heard as well before inviting her in. Just because I'm not filling the board with senseless writings that does not mean, that I'm not reading/listening.

And no, I did not join another site, I'm playing a game, interactive,( not too different what Tera does in regard of 3D persons running around) where you can have a character with which you can encounter a beautiful big world, fight monsters, talk, play, have fun together with other players. That is where my dev-time goes. The game is World of Warcraft: http://www.wow-europe.com/en/index.xml
 My main charakters there are a nightelfen huntress (Tahita) with a great cat (Tahor) and a troll shaman. (Tirrissija)
I'll post some pictures once I have uploaded them.

Second: I don't think it is a fair way to introduce a new player to a story in such an open way, where it is hard to say no, especially if others have already agreed  to. This is not fair for somebody like me who is against it, it is not fair for the person in question like Twen in this case. It may work, if it is a newbie with promising qualities, it does certainly not work with a wellknown player like Twen. I feel terribly bad to speak out against her joining and certainly Twen feels bad as well when reading this. That would have been avoided, if we would not had decided about it in the open, but via email or via a secret room in the chat.

Third: Twen, that is a question for you. If it has been your desire to join the Heart for five years, why have you never said so? Where have you been, when we would have needed desperately someone to help carry on the heart, when Terra and I struggled to keep it going? With Capher ill and gone so often (not knowing, if he would return) , with Koldar leaving, Dasson away etc? There have been vacancies all along the path. Now, where we are more than full, you wish to join. I don't understand that.


I thought I should not write all in a long post, but divide it a bit, so I will post my arguments in the Audions and Restrictions Thread. (Look here)
 However, after having reread and reread all, I think my objections against the Twen-character (not necessarily one of her others, I don't know them, though Synter looks very similar in the aspects I do not favour) are based on personal objections as well.

I dislike e.g. that I'm called Lady ( Lady Talia), but when I asked Twen once to say just Talia she said she could not, for she wanted to stay in-character and that would require to call me Lady Talia. I definitely don't want to be called in my own story (and it is by now my own and not just Capher's) Lady, not ingame, not OOC. But if this is an important feature of her char, she cannot give it away either.
I'm  - or Talia, don't know – don't feel very comfortable in the presences of such an highly styled, shiny polished character, dancing on light feet  through the forests and wilderness. She is so different from our current characters, Aminah included.
I know, these are all unfair arguments against our dear Twen, but not speaking them out would have not solved my problem. I thought about writing you a mail about it, but then this would not have made the situation better, if you, Twen, would not be able to read the stuff, hurting or not. If there should be a possibility playing together at another point, there should be no secrets somewhere lying around.

There is however another solution which came to my mind this night, though it would be terribly hard for me and I put the thought away quickly, but it insisted in penetrating my still fevery mind: Perhaps this is a sign, that Talia just should end her story here and allow Thea close the doors to Santharia completely. Talia will learn about her past in the tree and maybe she decides to leave the group and go to search her lost past in Aeruillin. I don't know, I'm lost again.

I don't want to say now, that I will leave, when Twen joins, I don't want to set you under that pressure. But you all need to decide now, what to do.

As said above, the „rational“ arguments I tried to gather are elsewhere.

And sorry Twen, but I suffered enough with Santharia already that I'm not disposed to just be silent and let the things run as I would have done so before I joined the site or used the internet in general.

I hope your injuries from your caraccident don't hurt too much!


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 14, 2008, 12:46:31 AM
No extra thread yet:

Obviously the heart is such an attractive story (why have so many left then?), that we might consider to open it to a certain amount, but we need to regulate the access in a way. . Opening the story to guest characters could be a good idea.

Yes, we will still have too many people in the group, but this would be only in certain situations or for a certain period of time. The guest character could stay as short as a day or as long as half a year, depending on the function he has, the role he is playing. Very short visits could be even played by our own alter egos, if we just need somebody to tell us the way::


We could meet my cleric in Ximax, he could tell us the way to the orb, an post or two for him, not more. I would not bring in our own chars for longer, the Kaelan example was quite nice, we needed him, he was here and is gone again.

We could meet Twen's Synder on the ship to the north, not necessarily a "needed" encounter to bring the story forward, just to bring in some fun.


I can't find  examples, for I don't know the people anymore and if we could need one of their characters. But they could apply for a guest presence and we can decide, if we can use them. Or anyone of you who knows the current chars better could propose somebody. But, there should not be more than one with us at any time, for otherwise we get overcrowded.



Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 14, 2008, 02:50:10 AM
Talia the reasons I had not joined in the past are simple and complex at the same time. At certain points my responsibilities elsewhere on the boards kept me from doing so in good conscious. At others real life issues held higher interests for me than committing myself wholeheartedly to even more on the site. Just as you have found other interests on the internet, so have I at various times. I apologize to you if my writing style seems frivolous or flowery, but I thought the idea was to be detailed and accurate in all you write.

If for a moment my entrance into the story would move you further from the site, then I sadly must say. "I refuse to join a story that hurts you in anyway. That was not my intent, my only hope was to get a chance to RP with great writers such as yourself and the others here." 

Thank you all for your support and votes for joining but if that goes against Talia's wishes and harms her in any way. Then I will pass on the offer and I wish you all the very best in your story. Keep up all the good work and I'll continue to read all that you write.

Secondly: I don't do cameos.

Thank you for your well wishes Talia and I use Lady Talia as a term of respect not out of necessity, nor have I ever said I would not call you anything else. My momma taught me to be respectful, sorry if that somehow destroyed your opinion of me.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 14, 2008, 03:52:58 AM
Twen, if the other wish you to join, I will try to overcome my resentments and skip my arguments against you, but not telling them would have been a bad option for me.

I was not talking about your writing style, Twen, but about your appearance. Today I have read your orc huntress, an interesting character (though I never imagined the orcs as having so distinct female curves like humans..). Maybe you can join us with her at the end of the story - then it would not be a cameo, though I don't see why being a guest for a decent period of time is an awful thing.

I know, you said you are persisting on calling me Lady Talia out of respect, but did it ever come to your mind, that it could be segregating somebody, not allowing him to be part of a certain group? I have anyway problems with defining myself here, I don't want to be the old wise woman residing over the horde of youngsters. I have long time already regretted that I ever revealed my age, for nothing excludes you more than this.


Now I'm getting my third dose of medizine..... hopefully it is enough..


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 14, 2008, 04:37:16 AM
Talia my respect for you has little to do with age, it has has to do with all you have accomplished in the dream. I even use a formal greeting when addressing Kalina, who happens to be a bit younger than I. It's called admiration and respect for my fellow writers and their contributions to the site. I can only hope that someday my knowledge of Santharia rivals your own. You are a Lady to me because of the help, wisdom and friendship you have shown me since day one here. Very few people display the meaning of the dream as wholeheartedly as you do and remain adamant in their goals such as you do.

I don't think I have ever used the title to segregate you from me or anyone else. Maybe to put you on a pedestal, in hopes to one day have you consider me as a friend and fellow writer. But never to make less of you than what you are. If I recall properly I have invited you on more than one occasion to sit back and chat with all of us in IRC. If age were a deciding factor on friendships around here, I would have far less I am guessing. Do you and I share interests outside of those onsite? Yeah, but we have never had a chance to chat informally, which I regret.

Well even when describing an orc there are probably physical attributes that make them more appealing to one another. With limited references to take into account when writing one, you can only use the descriptive words known to you. My main reason for not doing cameos is I put my heart and soul into what I write. For it to be set aside as something less than what the others around me are doing, somehow lessens the reason for writing. The goal of playing a character is to expand and grow in character and playing cameos, at least from past experiences. Allows the core players this freedom and enjoyment, not the person playing the cameo.

As stated before "I won't be joining this story as it is not in your best interest Talia."


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Dorrugh Svenstar on March 14, 2008, 10:05:19 PM
Hi there...

I've been following the discussions and understand that you may be looking for a possible guest character? I'd like to voice my interest if you are in need of a water/ice mage. No matter how small a role, I'd be willing to help.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on March 14, 2008, 11:45:15 PM
Either I'm going to say it, thereby throwing fuel onto an as-yet smoldering fire, or I'm not going to say it, and run a course that has been directly spoken out against by someone else. Either way, somebody gets stepped on, and now I have to decide who. Fun, isn't it? Knowing the power you hold over someone else's emotions, and forced to ponder, not whether they shall be harmed or not - such things have already been taken from me - but exactly how you shall go about wounding them. It is hard to take a familiar stance toward drama when your definition of "pain" has so recently undergone such a drastic distorting.

Should I begin with my case, or should I begin with context? Context exists; is actively present, and takes but a few moments and an open mind to see and understand. However, without express context, one's words are open to vast, and often unrealistic interpretation. Personal case, on the other hand, is something that remains secret, known only by the keeper until the choice is made to divulge it. To make my choice clear, both must be disclosed.

Above, Talia makes allusions to not stating one's mind being a disservice both to the one of mind, and to those in a position to hear. As it is written, so shall I not dispute. I will cease to quote further, but instead leave whatever context is required to be gathered by those who require; and move on into the case.

It is a favorite term of mine, and by me I mean my author, "I have no tale to tell." At first outlook, this would seem to be entirely irrelevant to the case at hand; I am not finished with my case.

As a group of characters, we have reason, nay, need to seek diversity in our members; to date, we have three women and three men, counting Capher, and then myself and Tulpje. This does seem to be a fairly diverse and even grouping; let us calculate further. Of 8 people, 6 are weapon proficient - seven, actually, as Tulpje is a warrioress of the brownie race, leaving one alone who is not a servant of the steel.

Suddenly, our pretense to diversity is destroyed.

This group consists of 8 characters of a, more or less, stale, single-minded warrior mold. You'll forgive me if I strip you of your individual personalities for the time being; if you will not, then you are free to look away while I do so. Each player has, in turn, added their specific piece of drama, and at this point stands ready to continue in the scripted refrain, adding their unique bits, views and ideas; actions, solutions, and what-have-you.

All but one.

Gingerly sidestepping the obvious, we will continue to peruse the fleshy bits of the case, making certain it is understood before we enter the heart - you may take that as a pun if you so desire. We have, as a group whole, opted to take on another character, played by Aminah, who rather distinctly breaks the ninety-nine-point-eight warrior mold that we have been given to. This also brings us up to nine active characters. I leave it to you to determine exactly where excessive is; I will not be so rash as to dictate it myself. And also, it would appear that I have nigh exhausted my data; there may be more, but I shall review, and we will see if I have a case.

1. Players are expected to add something unique and useful to the story.

2. All of us are warriors, excepting Capher.

3. There are eight of us.

4. There will be nine of us, according to the plan moving forward.

I draw my line here.
__________________________________________________________
Based on the above data, I have concluded:

1. "I have no tale to tell." Aside from the incident in the Vale, and the subsequent move to the dwarven caverns, Kenriil has had, and will continue to have, nothing progressive or unique to add in the way of storyline.

2. While less adept than most, Kenriil is still a warrior, and therefore nothing unique in that sense.

3. Kenriil is a member of that eight.

4. Kenriil will be a member of that nine.

5. Yes, there's more this side of the line: Kenriil is authored by someone who already authors a character active in the story. If all other points were impeached, I feel this one stands on its own merits.

Therefore, and in consideration of all of the above, I ask that we withdraw the character Kenriil from the story. My case is made in full above, and I shall refrain from a review below.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 15, 2008, 12:11:15 AM
I am sorry if my approval or disapproval caused hurt feelings, however I would like to state that the issue seems to be too deeply rooted in personal feelings. I get this from the tone of writing between the two concerned parties, and yes writing has tone, just like voice, it is not always as apparent. I don't want to see old time players leaving, but I also do not want other players excluded simply because of personal reasons between two. These are between them, I have getting put in the middle or other peoples issues, I really do.

As for characters and being spot on with site entries, very few are, to suddenly demand such is unfair. Terra herself I am sure is not, Caphers technically should not be allowed in roleplay with current restrictions. In fact I am fairly certain every character in this story has some inconsistency or another.

Talia, with all due respect I do hope you can work out what ever it is between you and Twen and remain in the story, Talia is a great character and I would like to see her go the distance. Like wise I would like to see what ever issue is between you two resolved. For both of you I ask you do so in a way that does not put this group in the middle. I for one do not want to choose and to be thrust into that position is rather childish if I may say so.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kenriil on March 15, 2008, 12:30:03 AM
Review!

Read it again; sorry to put you through the trouble. Talia - as the author - does not put her issue with Twen - as the author. It isn't a personal dispute. Talia distinctly states her two largest issues as being first, overpopulation. Secondly, the Twen character's visual appearance, which is not for me to dispute, on the first count because I wholeheartedly agree, on the second because I am underinformed, and in all honestly, seek little further information. So there's no personal issue between them, Talia and Twen are still friends and so on.

My personal opinion, not to spite anyone, is that we should review our decisions now that we have Talia's take, which was woefully lacking last time, and proceed to revise our decisions. Terra, you are welcome to stand on the choice you have made, and none, as far as I know, will take displeasure at you for it.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 15, 2008, 01:48:35 AM
I think you are at least partially right on the personal issue part, however the "Lady" issue does seem to set the tone for the remainder of the post and subsequent replies. So I do think this is mixed up in there somewhere or else it would not have been mentioned in the post as that should be between her and Twen and none of our concern. For this I will not count it against Twen joining.

Perhaps the group is too big to be together all the time, but if we look at the history of this story the characters have often broken up into smaller groups, either for long periods, like the Respite/Healing devision or smaller ones, say ones group goes to the market place to buy supplies. These get harder with small groups especially the longer ones like we currently have. You need at least 3 characters to carry it successfully over the long term, the same two characters constantly interacting gets worn out.

Personally I am at a point where I really don't care, this just seems a whole ball of drama I did not need. Hate it completely. I have wonderful things elsewhere, will keep roleplaying as long as it engages me, but I don't think I will bother much with anything else to do with the story OOC.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 15, 2008, 02:31:55 AM
@Twen: 
Twen, I don't want to be a Lady, nor do I want to be set on a pedestal, nor do I want to be looked at as having achieved this and that. I don't want to be admired. I just want to sit under equals.
Maybe I should have more often joined the IRC, but back when I still was interested in Santharia I just had all hands full with developing, that I didn't have the time to do so .

@Kenrill:
There is one error in your remarks - we don't need you as a warrior, we need you as our leading philosopher, and your race brings diversity as well...


@ Terra:
Your voting for Twen did not hurt me, how should it? I fully understand that she is a desirable partner.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Capher on March 16, 2008, 06:00:55 AM
Wow! I am a bit shell shocked. I have read the posts over more than once, twice even trying to understand all that has been said. Since I was the one who first brought up the idea of having Twen join us I believe I should say something, though I am not sure if it will reveal anything that has not already been stated.

First it was unwise to tell Twen she was welcome until we had heard from you Talia, and for that I apologize since as you have stated this story, though begun by me, has really been your baby for quite awhile now and your input should have been read before we voted. I agree that we probably should have taken a secret vote, however when it came to Aminah, it was public and so I thought that asking for Twen would be acceptable...apparently I was wrong.

As far as the title "Lady" is concerned; in character Capher has always addressed any female with the title "Lady" as far as I can recall unless they had a special title already attached. I may be wrong and if so then you may correct me.  If the title bothers you that much then I am more than willing to drop it. You just never stated so, at least as far as I can recall.

Ken's appraisial of the story, its characters and plot was very good. It showed me what I have been trying to do for quite awhile; namely, how does each character that we have now help move the story forward. His reasons for having Ken leave was very compelling and I almost agreed with him, until Talia stated "we need you as our leading philosopher, and your race brings diversity as well... " which is a valid discussion.

So now we come to the reasons why each character is with us and why they should stay or perhaps leave.  I have such an emotional attachment to each one of you; not only in RL, even if I have never met you, but mostly your characters, so it is very difficult for me to write that out, but I will try and just give short reasons why your character is here and needed or not needed if the case may be.

Talia- The character Talia is needed because when I created the story and her character came along i was going to have her sword through some means reveal itself as being the Sword of Fury. However, if I recall Talia gave valid reasons why her sword should not be the Sword of Fury. So, the question is why is she still around? The simple reason is that again in my mind Talia was going to be the one to weild the combined Sword of Fury and the Heart to defeat Eckra. To do that in the story I have thrown certain types of enemies at her to test her mettle and help her character to grow in mental and physical strength, but mostly mental. She has to believe in herself or all will be lost.

Terra- The character Terra is necessary because again as the story in my mind progressed I saw her character as a warrioress that would help ward off and kill enemies that may attack especially Talia, until Talia learns to believe in herself, and can defend herself.  Also Capher noticed that Terra had a dark spot in her soul that needed healing but he did not know how to do it himself and reasoned that along the way she would either find a way or some external force would help her.

The other characters that have come and gone, which I will miss terribly have been slowly replaced.

Ta'las- His character again is a warrior, but he is young so his journey is again a test and he too is a protector of Talia. I also envisioned his character as one that helps Talia to bond more with her Shendar past.

Teri- Teri's character is a warrior but an Elven one and through our journey she would be needed to help us contact and converse with the Elves we come across and then there is her growth as a character as well on her journey and the budding romantic relationship with Morcaanan.

Morc- I see Morc as the replacement for Koldar, though Koldar could never be replaced, but Morc is a very good second. I would like to see his character take on more of a leadership role, but so far he has been relunctant to do so. Perhaps, with the budding relationship and the realization of how dangerous this journey has and will become he will step up to that role; another character building journey. I also see him as a big brother to Ta'las as Ta'las is like a little brother to Talia.

Ken- is the comic relief as well as the philosopher of our little group and though small he is fearless and is willing to help any he calls his friends.

Those are the characters we have at the moment.

Aminah- her character already approved by our group I at the time, did not know where she would fit in the story, but Talia assured me and us that there would be a reason and a seamless way to integrate her into our group. She is to be a guide, I think, as well as helping Capher before he reaches Ximax and confronts this stone; though I have not reconcilled myself to the fact that Capher needs to do so, but the poem by Talia told to us through the Elven Queen, has subtly told me where to go to help me with Capher's powers.

Twen- Out of all of the characters we have as Ken so elequently stated we have no mage to counter magic attacks. Yes, I know I have powers, but I only use my powers as in shape-shifting and mostly for defense, not offense. We had a mage and a good one but he is gone and so my thought as I read Twen's character that she would be the mage we needed. Perhaps her mage character is not the correct one but a fire mage I thought at the time was needed and her Necromancy, though I do not care for that magic, makes her character interesting and I thought at the time the conversations as we travelled between any and all with her character would be thought provoking.

So, now you have my reasons and my thoughts not only on each character but also a little about how the story wil progress, at least in my mind.  As you can see no character needs to leave and each one so far we have added has and will contribute to the rich tapestry of not only the story but the interactions of all of the characters.

If Twen's character is not the right one, perhaps she could write up one that would be better or if not Twen at all then we need to search for a mage; for eventually we will need one as Eckra's attacks will become more intense the closer we get to completing our task and finally face him.


 


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 16, 2008, 07:09:36 AM
Capher, I didn't want to stir up a discussion who in our present group is needed or not or if somebody should go so that he/she could be replaced with a needed character, that would never have come to my mind! (You forgot our little Tulpje btw)
My concerns were overpopulation and  a heavy amount of fighters in the existing group, so IF we should take an additional character I thought it would be great to have a character along who is totally different to what we have, who could outbalance the woman/fighter banking(?slanting position?). A character which we  would need urgently to win our fight  or now I'm thinking that a totally useless character in this sense might give the story an extra kick, irritate a bit.

If you think we desperately need a mage to fight Eckra, we need to look for one, though a firemage would be still my last choice. (see my reasons in the other thread) Asking to write up a character for the heart from somebody who wants to join is a cool idea which I had in the last days. But I don't know, if Twen could do that, she  is interested in firemagic – I could not write up any character, I need an idea which convinces me and could not do one on demand (though I would have some ideas! )

Twen? You are a magic person, could you come up with another magic character which does not deal with fire? Some ideas are already forming in my head, maybe one of these would be of interest for you? (I don't want to explain them now).

Back to the overpopulation: Terra mentioned, that we are often building two groups. That's true, but I think the last period was too long and till now I didn't see this as desirable. I would prefer to have more time with the group as a whole.


The Lady issue: Capher, it is a difference, if an old dragon/man calls a young woman Lady in character or if a young person refuses to skip the Lady OOC if an older person ask for it who definitely doesn't want to be addressed with Lady or Mrs.! You also say Lady Terra, but nobody else on the board is addressed OOC as Lady or Mrs, not Judy nor Alysse. So why me? I'm really considering to ask Mina to change the „Lady of the South“ to „Daughter of the South“, though this is a nice title. But I think this is sorted out by now.


We need to talk about the story at another time, Capher, there has some stuff to be sorted out, I gave it with my poem a slightly different twist. Just one thing – Capher needs to be „healed“ in a way or regain more strenght, just think at the demon you turned into and could not control or the loss of your memory after that. You wrote quite often yourself, that you are not able to use your forces as you did in former times.





Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 16, 2008, 07:02:03 PM
Surely you are jesting with me Talia, I only teach magic daily in the CD-Forum. Out of all the active role players and the majority on this side of the boards I probably know more about magic as a whole, than anyone. Although Mina deserves a great amount of credit in this regard as well, he does not actively role play at the moment. A particular element is no different than any other in form and practice, only the properties change. But yeah, I am not going to get all technical as a rant about Ximaxian magic is not the goal here.

In regards to creating another character to fill a particular role, I am not sure. I have 5-6 approved characters (fairly diverse) and three in the CD-Forum unfinished. Creating a character is an inspirational endeavor that I am not sure can be accomplished, at least for myself, out of hand. With a mage, a forager, a knight, a pirate/Rover and an educated Lady I had thought diversity was the name of my game. The three I have unfinished are another mage, an assassin (hate cliches) and a gardener (turned perceived Dragon Hunter). The only thing I do not have is opposing gender characters, due to my own opinion that such can not be played properly.

If my thoughts count here, there is one player that is playing a pair of mages outside of the element of fire. Both of them very well written and the writer has a good grasp on Ximaxian magic for a fairly new player. Azhira Elrosse, has a wind mage and a water mage both of them very unique and the player is a great writer.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on March 16, 2008, 07:45:00 PM
I am going to jump in and be an nuisance. Talia, your basis for titles is quite shallow. If you don't want titles of respect, might you look elsewhere for human interaction :p

At this point, suck it up or stop ranting and throwing fits about it please. I don't need upset players because you can't handle being called a respected member of the board.

Thank you. 


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 16, 2008, 09:55:21 PM
Could everyone who wishes to please continue this discussion in a separate thread or in private by email?  Initially, we were considering Twen joining the group, so it made sense to deal with this in the Respite/Healling OOC.  However, these most recent posts relate to a topic beyond the scope of either of our Respite or Healing threads, and distract from what we are trying to accomplish in our story.

Thanks,

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 16, 2008, 09:59:11 PM
So I should take this statement that my consideration is out due to the opinion of a single person? As I thought this was indeed still an open discussion, I would like to extend my apologies and shall not post here again. Thank you all for the initial warm welcome and wish you the best in the continuance of your story.
~Sincerely~
Cáo fá cár'tuulén:Twen Araerwen


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 16, 2008, 10:15:55 PM
Acck!

No Twen!  I meant the discussion about titles and such.  My apologies for the vagueness of my post.  As far as I'm concerned, the topic of you joining is something that relates to the story, and I am still in favour of you joining.

Ta'las.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on March 16, 2008, 11:36:21 PM
Hmmm, I guess the addressing of another of Talia's concerns might be useful here. You mentioned elsewhere in these forums that the party didn't need another 'pretty' maiden hopping about then directly quoted my CD. I would ask you to point out any section of it that clearly states Twen is any more than average to, at most, cute in physical appearance.

Though you quoted many instances of her clothing and adornments to strengthen your argument. I see no such quotes regarding true physical characteristics. In reality I think every person male or female does their best with what they have to look better. True all of these things are written well with great detail, it does not affect the trueness of the character beneath. The bottom line, if another player finds Twen pretty I hope it is because of my writing, her personality and not some obscure statement to that affect. 

If we boil things down to the context of a medieval society, Twen possesses nothing of beauty. Her extreme thinness would not be viewed as endearing. Men often sought out 'thicker' women as strength and stamina were desired traits to care for the home and daily chores. True she may have extensive hair and a foreign shade of eye color, but even these are interpreted by the observer and not readily statements of beauty.


Title: Re: Respite in the Vale/Time of Healing (OOC)
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 17, 2008, 01:09:29 AM
@ Kalina:

I think you post was fairly dispensable. Apart from that I did not entirely grasp what you meant, for whether did I understand what you meant with  „your basis for titles is quite shallow“ nor did my dic tell me what to do with „suck it up“  and „throwing fits“. But don‘t take the effort to explain it, I think the discussion about this is closed and I have anyway the impression you are not able to understand me. Ta‘las is right, this has nothing to here anymore.

@ Twen:

You misunderstood me. I never wanted to hint that you are not knowing enough to make an mage of another element. What I wanted to say is, that I thought you are in your heart a firemage (at least I thought so when seeing your interest in that on the dev-side as well) and that you might not want to play a mage of another element, not because you could not do it - you surely have the knowledge - but because it is not your favourite element. If I would have written all the priests down and their abilities myself, I would surely be the most knowledgable in this realm, but I could not play any of those, maybe two or three, Baveras Aid or Queprurs priest, but not necessarily be a priestess of Etherus...

You said in one of the above posts: „So I should take this statement that my consideration is out due to the opinion of a single person?“

I like to say here, that I‘m here in this story not just „a single person“ , but one of the two main mods and as far as I know are story-mods well able to decline a player who wishes to join without telling a reason.

******************************************************************************

And as one of the two  main story mods and, though not the creator, but the one who kept the story alive for a long time (with the help of a few others) I wish to close this discussion here for now, because as I see it,  the emotional situation is too much heated to allow us to come to a conclusion now.
There is no need to decide now anyway, we don‘t need a mage now nor in the near future (if at all), but I think it is only fair to incorporate Aminah first and give her time to establish herself in the group.
As soon as some  time has past we can discuss how to advance with the story and whom to invite - here openly or via email. The votes for you, Twen, will be considered.


I close this thread now and open a new OOC for the story, where none of this issues should be discussed. If you need to say something, send emails.