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Title: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 07, 2009, 07:20:57 AM
Yeah!

I hope it is ok, that I brought us a bit forward.

Has anyone an idea, how and when we could meet Aminah? Shivering Woods? At the ferry?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on January 07, 2009, 08:41:44 AM
 :biggrin:  Oo!  I'm still excited about joining here, still!  (Sorry, but it has been a while).  But it's partly because I got invited here that I stayed on the site, so I can't really complain.

It seems to me that either they meet on the ferry and find some reason to talk to each other, Aminah gets into trouble and they help her, or the group gets into trouble and she helps them.  She's not great at the mindsoothing but she'll try and help if she sees you need it.  She can do a bit of basic first aid stuff.  Alternatively she could cause a problem for them if she gets stressed.  When she mindsoothes she sort of radiates calm, so if she's angry/frightened that can also lash out in bursts.  That would let them see what she is, as she doesn't have a name for it herself so she won't be able to tell them exactly.

I suppose anything they could tell her about what she can do would make her want to travel on with them a little way, even if it's just the name "Mindsoother".  Or possibly they could tell her that Capher might know more, and she gets involved that way?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 07, 2009, 08:52:01 AM
We may actually have a good reason to seek out a Mindsoother now, though I must admit it was not intentional.

Just a heads-up on what's happening with Ta'las: you may recall in the Vale during one of his 'dreams', the Shendar was awoken by a pretty bad nightmare.

http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=4287.msg233006#msg233006

   I've been playing with the idea that Eckra - or perhaps one of his minions - is using Ta'las' 'dreams' as a way to enter his mind and fill him full of negative thoughts to sway him from the quest.

This could be the 'cheap diversion' from the Heart poem.

Strong is your will, your friendship true,
but evil is sly, deceives the best
be watchful to not to fall
for cheap diversion.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 08, 2009, 12:14:50 AM
I apologize for not being around. I have been in the hospital...again. I am beginning not to like that place. I came down with double pneumonia. Anyway, I have recovered enough to come home, but I am still recovering slowly.

Aminah I so look forward to meeting you finally and I am glad that you decided to stay around.

Ta'las-your dream idea is viable. Eckra is attacking our minds, however since Talia and Terra are now protected by Brownie magic and healing he cannot attack them, but he can attack you, me, and even Aminah if he thinks he has any chance of disrupting our quest.

Of course all of this has to be looked at and approved by all the players, especially Talia, since she is on top of this story more than I these days.

I know there is more I want to say, but I cannot recall it all.  Perhaps in the near future I will remember and post it.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 08, 2009, 01:53:17 AM
Oh Capher, get well soon. Pneumonia, how awful!

Don't worry about forgetting things, it happens to me so often..

Ta'las, I think it is a great idea. But exactly how should that diversion function?

I do think we all need Aminah.
Capher is afraid of what lies for him in the future and what will happen in Ximax
Ta'las is disturbed anyway, Terra will feel this as well and maybe she interprets this a a kind of rejection
Teri misses Jeheraid
Talia is full of thoughts regarding her heritage and might be interested in Aminah because she is from the south as well
Roosje ? I don't know her enough, yet.

I would vote for a more dramatic encounter with Aminah then just on the ferry.

I think I wrote somewhere above, that I would like to rescue her somehow and think we are generous to let her come along with us. In Ximax we could part and then the group realises, that we urgently need her ..

Another question: Aminah, do you have a horse? You could ride with one of us. But Roosje, is your fox quick enough to hold our pace, or do we have to put you two in a saddlebag? I don't know, if the fox will like this!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 08, 2009, 04:01:10 AM
To be honest, I really didn't know if a fox can run as fast as a horse, so I looked it up.

Apparently, they can. Top running speed is 48km/h, according to this source: http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Vulpes_vulpes/ (http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Vulpes_vulpes/)

Which is the same as a horse galloping, see Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse#Movement).

So yeah, I think my fox should be able to keep up with the horses ^.^


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on January 08, 2009, 04:13:42 AM
Get well soon Capher!

Yes Talia, I do have a horse, a black Azhorhrian mare called Jadwa.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 08, 2009, 10:31:54 AM
Talia, the diversion is functioning to attempt to push Ta'las away from the quest by driving a wedge between he and Capher.  My thought is that Eckra sensed the strong bond of friendship between Ta'las and Capher, and felt that if he could break this bond, he could 'divert' Ta'las away from the quest.  At the same time, he could have thought to cause enough trouble among the other members of the group that he could hinder us from reaching Ximax.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 08, 2009, 04:10:43 PM
Ah, I see! I will take care of you! ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 10, 2009, 02:37:55 AM
Hopefully my last post will help us determine that we need Aminah along with us. Speaking of Aminah, how and to whom are we going to rescue her from and what will the situation be?

Have you, Talia and Aminah given some thought to this?



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 10, 2009, 03:47:28 AM
Uhm... This is probably just me but at the moment I kind of have the feeling that I might just as well not have written my previous post. Even just one small sentence acknowledging that I said something would have satisfied me, even if I didn't talk loud enough, but I might just as well have kept my creative energy and used it for something else.

Or else I'm just tired and searching something behind nothing. That's also a possibility...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 10, 2009, 08:49:28 AM
There you go Simonne. :)

At this juncture I think if Eckra wanted to truly cause Terra to retire from the quest it would be through Ta'las. If they became closer he may be able to convince her to leave, how close they become should this occur may influence how they leave. I think if Eckra was to make a last effort at getting Tarra and Ta'las to leave the he should let them grow closer and then play on there desires, have Terra and Ta'las at ods with there feelings and trying to resist each other. If Terra were to become with child, it would be a sure way to have her retire from the quest and not become a martyr to Ta'las, or Ta'las to Terra. Think I am thinking quite a ways down the road though, but perhaps some where along the line Eckra will realize that perhaps he has been doing things the hard way by trying to drive a wedge between Ta'las and the others, instead he should have driven Ta'las and Terra closer together and let biology solve his problem for him.

Alright putting my evil villain hat on for a moment to explain a possible thread of Eckra's thinking toward the end aimed at Ta'las and Terra.

Through out the quest he attacks various members trying to drive wedges, destroy friendships, even unsettle them, all things they resist naturally. Now Eckra could realize there is a easier way to get Ta'las and Terra out of the way, a way they would not want to resist. Rather than trying to destroy there relationship with jealousy, allow it to form and bind tighter, feed desire in the relationship and bring them physically closer together. Do so slowly so it seems the nature growth of there bond till they can no long resist their desire and share a bed/bedroll together, the end result being Terra becoming with child. Sooner or later Terra will be emotionally (For the protection of her unborn child) and/or physically at she draws closer to child birth, I am sure at that point there is a good chance Ta'las would go with her to care for her and the unborn child she carries. Now assuming the remaining party failed in there quest to stop Eckra, the child could be used to keep Terra and Ta'las from acting against him, placing the child at "Dagger Point" such that any attempt to appose Eckra would put him/her in jeopardy. If he was feeling even more twisted when laying his plans even make them serve his cause for their childs sake.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 11, 2009, 11:34:32 PM
That would be an interesting twist... may I go on evaluating on it?

Random thoughts....

Ta'las battles Eckra - with the help of Ta'lia (maybe you are not successful in the beginning, but I have an idea how to bring my Shendar brother back) and finally wins - maybe with the help of Aminah. And then Eckra tries to go the other road, leaves Terra and Ta'las to get closer (or even forces this, if he can), while he still troubles the others as usual.
However - and there comes my splendid idea:

Eckra succeeds in some way and the group splitters up, gets imprisoned for some years, whatever (what would mean a true break in the story, where we would not continue to write the story , but have just a few passages describing this time), but after six or seven years, "something" happens, gods intervene,  and the group finds together again. What Eckra planned, to use the child as a hostage, works not out, but the child will be his ultimate destiny. The innocent which will cause the failure of his coming back. How the child will be his destiny - no idea yet, but that should not be the problem ;)

Now let's see, what I can answer in the thread.

Roosje
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This is probably just me but at the moment I kind of have the feeling that I might just as well not have written my previous post. Even just one small sentence acknowledging that I said something would have satisfied me, even if I didn't talk loud enough


Men!  :buck: Too busy with themselves, it fts toTa'las current role and Capher has problems with his ears, don't you know that? ;)



Edit: Maybe, if Ta'las doesn't want to listen to Terra and Ta'lia talks to him, and maybe we are a bit noisy, Aminah could already now join us. Because we are a bit embarrassed with our behaviour we want to apologise and take her with us to Ximax? Just an idea.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 11, 2009, 11:44:00 PM
Roosje, I'm just about to reread wjat all have said after I posted the question:

Your fox is on the table too? In a tavern? With all the meals served? How big is that table????

Edit: Maybe we should try to read each others post more carefully, eh?  :buck:

Terra, Capher has left already. Roosje, maybe it is just a sign of Capher's current weakness, that he did not really response to what you said.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 12, 2009, 12:04:36 AM
I aplogize Roosje for not answering or acknowleding your presence...my mind was on something else, Capher's was, not mine, though I admit with recovering from pneumonia, and double that as well, does make my mind wander, especially when I breathe hard.

As far as the thought of Terra and Ta'las having a baby, and then that baby being his undoing. It sounds alot like my Wizard of the White Tower story, however it sounds like it could work if we could put the pieces all together.

Aminah could be at the inn, sense our distress's and offer to help.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 12, 2009, 12:12:25 AM
Or she could be at the ferry, in two days, storywise, when Ta'las has another of his 'misbehaving' moods - whatever fits better.

Is Teri around on the board? 

Terra, I'll come after you as soon as I know, what Ta'las will post.


Capher, about the child, that's true. It was Terra's idea of having a child which bore that idea.

Well, Terra could stay with the grop, despite being pregnant, for what future has this child if Eckra succedds?

The birth of the child itself (in an hostile surrounding) could be the downfall of Eckra. We just need to write it  - somehow. Maybe the blood coming from having given birth to a child has special powers? ;)



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 13, 2009, 05:01:13 AM
Blood from a child having special powers, interesting twist...it could work, especially if it is blood of a Sophronian warrioress, and a Shendar man....who knows? ;)

I have not seen nor heard from Teri in awhile...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 13, 2009, 06:52:43 AM
Course I would like Ta'las to sign off on the idea before we run with it, after all either way highly effects his character. Was just throwing my thoughts out there.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 13, 2009, 12:50:02 PM
Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay - I've been a little under the weather.

First, Simonne, I apologise for not acknowledging your post.  I should have, and I have no good excuse - I simply had it fixed in my head what I wanted to write, and I should have responded appropriately.  Sorry Simonne.  I will edit my previous post - too bad my hindsight is so much better than my foresight.

As for the ideas floating around about the 'child'.  Wow!  I hadn't thought Ta'las's churlish behaviour would draw such a response.  Admittedly, he is being mislead by Eckra - or perhaps some minion (I think Eckra might be so powerful that he'd blow Ta'las's mind to bits, or she/he might be more subtle than whomever is manipulating the Shendar right now.  Let's let this play out for now - I need to think things through a little further - and as Terra suggested, some of this is still a little ways down the road.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 13, 2009, 03:59:35 PM
Ah yeah, I know how that goes... No apologies necessary ^.^


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 13, 2009, 08:00:20 PM
Well, let's not wait for a decision just now, I'm for Ta'las playing out his role now and everything else we can have afterwards, right? Maybe Ximax, the dwarves, Aminah or anything else (maybe talia, I have an idea) drives this presence (not Eckra, I agree) out of his mind and then the plan can be different.

As the situation is quite new for me as the 'writer', I need some  more days until Talia can react to Ta'las and probably give him a kick to get on the right way again, show him a way to fight this presence or make him aware, that there is something wrong. As a Shendar myself, I might know a way.

Maybe after Ta'las was successful with driving the evil presence out of his mind, the reunion with Terra is very 'intense'  ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 14, 2009, 08:45:21 AM
Perhaps Terra herself could have a hand in that teaching Ta'las some of the meditation techniques she has learned? But yes, my ramblings were more an idea for the future if we use it or not, I will leave that up to the flow of events between now and then.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 15, 2009, 01:15:15 AM
i agree whole-heartedly...let's just let the whole thing play out and see where Ta'las and Terra end up in... :evil:

Capher is not thinking things through either or else he would recognize that this is not of Eckra's doing, for as Ta'las has said, Eckra would "blow" his mind!

So in one evening Terra or Talia convinces Ta'las that he has an evil presence trying to control him or does this take place over the couple of days it takes us to get to the ferry by the Shivering Woods, where we rescue Aminah?

I am on some heavy duty pain pills right now so if I am not making sense or have forgotten past posts please forgive me. And set me right...gently.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 15, 2009, 01:03:48 PM
Lots of emotion - hope its not too over the top.   :shocked:   

Capher, Talia, Roosje - all of you would have heard Ta'las shouting.  You may not have been able to make out everything, but you would definitely hear that he's cranky.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 15, 2009, 07:48:06 PM
I have not read Ta'las emotional post yet, but I think, it will take longer to convince Ta'las, that he is on the wrong track. So it might continue till we are in Ximax, let's see.

The ferry is not directly near the Shivering Wood, but the forest is some estimated 30+ strals away. So far, Talia sees no need to venture into it, the path does not cross it! let's just see, how the story evolves!


Aminah - I think we should let decide her, where she wants to jump in, either already at the inn, the ferry, if Ta'las continues with his strange way, or if she wants to be rescued out of the Shivering woods :)

@Capher: Do get better soon!


Edit: I posted. Of course I wanted to run in the room immediatly, (as Talia and the writer ;) ), but maybe you want to say something to Ta'las , Terra, before I stomp in ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 16, 2009, 01:11:18 PM
Tallia - I'm not sure how long it will take to convince Ta'las that he is wrong - in fact, he is not much in control of himself at all.  He is dangerous right now, but he is also not thinking straight.  And he's acting creepy...

Terra - Any sort of mental techniques to help Ta'las regain control of himself will help - both with this current problem and with his future development along the path to Second Reality. 

Everyone - another reason I'm having this happen to Ta'las is because I felt he needed a weakness to offset the progress he made in the Vale with his weapons' training, and also something to show him that he was still very far away from attaining true 'enlightenment', and that he knows a lot less than he thinks. 



Yes, Capher - please do get well soon!



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 17, 2009, 03:15:29 AM
I may have to go back into the hospital...I am not getting any better and the doctor(s) are concerned. We shall see...if I do go I will try and post that I have gone so that the story can still continue with someone willing to carry me along until I get back...and I will "be back" if I do go.

Till then I am going to rest...hopefully.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 18, 2009, 03:06:12 AM
Just a quick note, I am going to hospital...hopefullly for not too long.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 18, 2009, 03:25:38 AM
Alright Capher. Hope you get better soon. You'll be in my mind!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 22, 2009, 04:48:04 AM
I am back! And this time they think they have it under control...we shall see.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 22, 2009, 05:15:22 AM
Glad to hear it, Capher! And lets hope they are right!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 22, 2009, 12:36:32 PM
I'll second that - I'm glad you're back, Capher!   :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 23, 2009, 04:58:39 AM
Welcome back Capher! Hope you are well and can stay home for a while.

On my front, after more than a year of online time together, many months of frequent emails, and the exchange of pictures, and now almost daily talks on the phone, we are finally preparing to meet face to face. I have to get a new birth certificate as apparently the type I have is Void, then jump through the rest of the bureaucrazy hoops to get my passport. We have it so bad. LOL We can't even stand 2 days without each other.

Also one my friend from SecondLife I have been worried about just had her baby. She has a heart condition and they had to take her off her heart medication because it was causing her babies kidneys to shutdown. They are both well, and I waiting eagerly to see her online again. Wonder if she will have a little prim baby Victor when I see her on next. LOL

Things seem to be going well, if some good things have annoying things along the road. :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 23, 2009, 12:54:57 PM
Terra,

Its great to hear that things are gonig well for the two of you, and that you are finally going to meet in person.  Enjoy and take things as they come!  Also glad to hear that your friend and her baby are doing well - definitely a blessing that he is doing better now.   :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 23, 2009, 04:15:16 PM
Good news :)

Capher here, Terra happy :)

Hope, it stays like this for a time!

OOC: I think I go sleeping - listening if Ta'las shouts again is not much use...

I wanted to remind you of your warriors path, Ta'las, now you thought yourself at it! I wanted to have a shout with you! Arrgh... let's wait for tomorrow! LOL


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 23, 2009, 04:16:58 PM
I'll try to get a post up this weekend!

*Note to self: that's three to four posts to make this weekend*


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 25, 2009, 06:06:08 AM
Thank you my friends for the well wishes.

Terra, so you finally get to meet her. When are you going? Where does she live? Are you taking pictures?

Also I am glad to hear that your friend's baby and herself are doing well...keep us informed how things are going once you see her in SL.

Have we decided where we are going to meet Aminah, yet?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 25, 2009, 08:09:31 AM
No, I proposed that we should let her decide when to jump in, maybe we should send her a message.

I will post tomorrow *looks at her watch* ..today, after I have slept a couple of hours. And then let us move on the road to the ferry fast!

Not before breakfast though ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 25, 2009, 06:09:32 PM
I should be in touch with Aminah today, so I'll poke her into answering that question, Talia :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on January 25, 2009, 06:27:02 PM
Oops, sorry, I saw that post of yours Talia, thought "Oh, I should read through everyone's posts" and then went away for a weekend and forgot.  I'll do so now so I can see where you're all at :)

Hmmm, I have a question - what is making Capher's powers weaken?

Edit:  Well, if you want a reason for going into the woods, then maybe you could meet Aminah along the path - she's been attacked by some robbers who, among other things, have taken her horse?  She loves that animal, so would really beg them to help her retrieve it.  Also I could drop some good hints that she is a mindsoother when she meets them - I'm sure that Capher's mind must feel different what with him being a dragon, and she should be able to sense there is something odd about Ta'las too.

If you don't want such a big diversion then I could meet you on the ferry instead - I was thinking that her reason for being on this path could be that she is heading to Ximax too, because she wants to find out about her powers and someone told her that is the centre of magical stuff.  So with a little persuasion she should give you enough details for you to know she's a mindsoother. (That would apply if she met you in the woods too)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 26, 2009, 06:26:22 AM
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what is making Capher's powers weaken
Let's ask Capher, I have to admit, I forgot, if there is another reason than Eckra doing his best to destroy him. An effect of this attempt is however, that he is not in touch with his forces as he should be, can't controll them as he was used to. This the orb of Ximax should heal.

Aminah, I think, the idea with the robbers will not work. I doubt, that there are (normal) robbers who actually would look for a hiding there, I have just read the entry !

 
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THE SHIVERING WOODS

The Shivering Woods is a secluded forest in Western Santharia, just south of the trading town of Horth.

The area is well-known for two things: the Larkentir trees which give the forest its name, and the Tsváen’mol’khár, a dark elven tribe, that once inhabited the area. Many people avoid the woods because they fear the place to be haunted. The shivering Larkentir trees do nothing to counter this belief, nor do the  old legends:
The Shivering Woods

View picture in full size Picture description: View of the eerie Shivering Woods. Image drawn by Enayla.

The legend reports that many, many years ago, a group of sorcerers - calling itself the "Silver Hand" - took up residence in the woods even before the Tsváen’mol’khár settled at the forest. It is further told that the sorcerers erected a great ring of stones to assist them in their endeavour of achieving immortality through a complicated spell they intended to cast with their joined efforts. No one knows for certain what happened to the Silver Hand, but all agree that something must have gone wrong at spellcasting.

The dark elves made their home in the Shivering Woods about approximately the same time the legends claim the Silver Hand tried to claim immortality, so some sages theorize that the drow tribe somehow sabotaged the sorcerers' plans and desecrated the woods with their blood. Others say that the mages indeed succeeded and achieved their goal, but that their souls are now trapped within the stones forming the circle and now long for freedom again, which would bring them mortality too. Well, the legend of the Shivering Woods has birthed many faery tales, and there are countless additional theories and guesses as to what happened to the Silver Hand long ago.

Be it as it is: To this day, the ring of stones still stands, but only few have the courage to go inside the woods for fear of what they might find. True, the Tsváen’mol’khár tribe is long gone from the woods, but they have a number of half-drow progeny in the world, and some may not want the land their ancestors lived on to be claimed by others.

In western Santharia, a strange bounty hunter is starting to make a name for himself. He is a half-elf going by the name of Greywolf. Many of the residents of Horth seem convinced that he makes his home in the Shivering Woods, but this has yet to been proven. In fact, it is difficult to prove anything since Greywolf only shows himself to take a job then returns when he has finished it, promptly vanishing afterward. The arrival of the strange bounty hunter and rumors of his residence in the Shivering Woods cause people to fear the location even more. Whatever secret these woods hold is going to remain just that at this rate. The Larkentir trees have hidden the secrets of the Shivering Woods for millennia, and it seems they will continue to do so for a very long time.

Far more important however is the entry of the Larkentir Tree (http://www.santharia.com/herbarium/larkentir.htm)

Maybe we have some quarrels on the road along the forest and one of our riding animals storm into it and we need to search it in there? Any other reason is of course welcome as well.

Just an idea : I think it would be ore interesting, to find out bit by bit what you are. You could initially just ask us,if  you cold come with us (on the ferry maybe). You could even say, you heard bad things of the Shivering woods. Eventually out of this evolve the reason, why we go into it..


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 26, 2009, 09:27:46 AM
To answer your question about what is making me lose my powers...it is a variety of things, but mostly it is Eckra's power not only over myself but over my mentor, the Wizard of the White Tower; Ethan. Eckra knows that if I ever restore my full powers I will be able to not only finally contact Ethan, but also from a distance help him, against the attacks Eckra is and has put against him, that is why he is attacking Ta'las to try and distract, and even perhaps try and kill me before I reach Ximax. 

I on the other hand, very much dislike, even hate the orb for I believe it is evil...I believe the only ones who should have magic are the ones who were born with it at the beginning of Ava's dream: in other words, Brownie's and the "Big Drakes, especially the top three, including the last one "Ol' dembrey" who was Capher's Grandfather. But I also know that magic is Caelereth and everyone who can tap into its powers should be able to do so, even if I personally do not like it, for my fear is that some would use their powers to destroy instead of heal Caelereth and its peoples and my worst fear is that someone might tap into a specific power enough to become like one of the "Chosen" and try and take over the world again...

Of course you will never find any of this on the dev site for I never wrote an entry on him. I was going to explain Capher and how he came into being in my novel the "Wizard of the White Tower" which I started but never finished on the dev site.(for various reasons which I will not go into now) And now with the new rules and such I doubt that Capher would even be allowed. I know he is not in this forum, except in this story.

I may be confused about a few things; I lost most of my notes when I moved, and my hard drive had crashed, and I lost all of what I had written there; so I am relying mostly on my memory and what few notes I have found.  Santharia has changed so much since this story began that even my old entries on the dev side of races and tribes and people have all been changed. Do not get me wrong I like most of the changes, but there are somethings I would have liked to have stayed just because of the uniqiness of the entry, but I cannot complain for I had left the dev side of the boards.



Eventually I will be introducing some NPC's which I will control. It will be in an entirely different new thread and everyone should read it just to keep informed of what is happening.  Of course any ideas that anyone may have as they read this new thread or any discrepencies they may find, please pose them so that I can entertain the idea(s) and fix the discrepencies...

All of the above last paragraph is up to the approval of you all.  The NPC's would be:

1. Eckra.

2. An Losh-Oc Orc who is Eckra's "General" of his armies. Who by the way needs a name, if any of you would like to contribute I would gladly appreicate it as I am terrible with names.

Those are the two important ones, there will be many others and they will include humans,dark elves, elves,dwarves, and other Orc's....

I also had an idea of how we can get the Heart back...it is when we finally get to the mountains where Kurik's Anvil is supposedly hidden and we meet that dwarf, whose name I have forgotten, that Ta'las played; the female one who wanted to travel. She meets us there and helps with the translation to the other dwarves to help us find Kurik's Anvil. She has the Heart. It was given to her by Morcaanan when he found out she was heading to the mountains (another range which I forgot the name of, Prominent Mountains is it?)  Anyway what do you all think?

I think I will stop rambling now... :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on January 26, 2009, 10:20:58 PM
Ok, I'll come and find some reason to talk to you on the ferry or when they are waiting to catch it.  I didn't realise there were dark elves as well as mushroom-trees.  Maybe someone could mention that they are going to Ximax so that she has a reason to pluck up the courage and talk to them?

Thanks Capher, that helps a lot - it's hard to know quite what's happening when reading some of the posts, just because of the huge amount of stuff that has happened :).  One more question - what's the orb?  Is that the Heart?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 27, 2009, 03:58:23 AM
No Aminah the orb is not the Heart. Actually, I really do not know what the orb is. All I do know is that it was something that Talia in her poem had said cyrptically that I must go find. I know there is probably a description of this orb on the dev site, but I have not read it; though I probably should.

The Heart is actually the heart, and soul of Thalambath, a very powerful wizard during the time of the "War of the Chosen"  It is a fist sized emerald with magical powers.

The quest involves us to find the Heart, then Sword of Fury and Kurik's Anvil. The Anvil is the only magical piece that can meld the Heart to the Sword of Fury and that is the only weapon weilded by an "innocent" (which we have not yet determined what that means) that can destroy Eckra forever. Eckra is actually a "Shade" who has somehow escaped the Queprur's underworld and has taken over a real live person to continue what he tried to do when he was alive during the "War of the Chosen" if that helps you understand a bit more.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 27, 2009, 04:08:31 AM
Hehe, keep asking things Aminah, I'm learning all kinds of things about this story that I didn't know before :lol:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 27, 2009, 06:03:58 AM
I posted some info about the orb under the Important News and Link Thread

Make yourself familiar with the places we will visit soon! The dwarves are quite a bit to read! We can't perform a decent roleplay , if we don't know, how it looks like where we are or how the folks would react when meeting us.

Hasn't Teri the heart already, didn't she get it from her brother, when he had died? I'm too busy now to look it up. I mailed her btw, but haven't got an answer so far. Has anybody else seen her ?

And I have my sword back, right?



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on January 27, 2009, 06:07:20 AM
As I remember it, Teri took the heart from her brother when he died, gave it to Morcaanan, and Morcaanan left with it (together with Kenriil) because Morc became too busy RL to play ;) and if either Morc or Ken came back to the story they'd meet us with the heart on the way to the dwarves.

But I might be wrong, that's just how I remember it ^.^


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 27, 2009, 06:39:20 AM
Ok, then we should just leave it open for now. I just think, we would not go on, if we do not have the heart. We do need it. It does not make sense, if we travel to any destination without the two items we need



Capher, I'm fine with whomever you introduce!

I understand very well your concerns regarding your tribes and your story. I know there were problems historically, but I and others have offered before to help you edit it. I find it a pity, if it wouldbe lost and not finished. There are already nine chapters!
If there is anything you would like to have changed concerning the Avenorrians, just say it. And I directed Nsiki always to you. If you have any ideas or wishes, send me a PM.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 28, 2009, 01:41:44 AM
LOL Simonne...Aminah keep on asking if you wish.

Talia thank you for your kind words. I may have forgotten the help to edit my story for I do not recall anyone that volunteered, but my memory is hazy.  I wrote nine chapters? Wow, I guess I need to reread my own story to see if I can still remember where I wanted to go with it.  As I stated before I lost a lot of notes, research and especially my outline for WOWT. I do recall trying to reedit the beginning but that did not work so well, after I put it on the dev site.

I guess it would be a shame to not and try to finish the story.  I should probably just finish the story and then rewrite it. At least it would be finished.  I will think about it.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on January 30, 2009, 03:14:15 AM
Ta'las if that is not what you had in mind about why you fell into such a deep sleep after reading my last post then tell me and I will rewrite it.  I am sorry if I may have taken liberties with your character that I may should not have.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on January 30, 2009, 12:27:13 PM
Capher - that was cool, let's go with it!

Terra - just FYI, bringing up the Warrior's Path did help him overcome what is happening to him.

Ta'las will not be able to wake until morning, and when he does, he will remember nothing of what happened, and will seem his old self again. 


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on January 31, 2009, 04:36:40 AM
I think the Warriors Path may be one they find and walk together possibly, since Terra's previous attempt was some what of a misadventure. ;) Guess I will post us through the night Ta'las as it seems all are either asleep or about to fall asleep.

Was cool, though Terra is a grown woman, and a Sophronian Warrioress besides. I think she could handle herself. ;) Nah, it's all good Capher. :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 01, 2009, 02:02:35 AM
Terra, I thought Ta'las was thinking about going after me, not you, otherwise I would have left things as they were, but since he wrote he fell into a deep sleep, when I was writing my post suddenly I just got this idea...it works like that for me, sorry...but you never know when inspiration strikes, especially me.  Thank you for understanding.

So everyone is now asleep, or should be, am I right?

The next posts should be the following morning...We can move along and finally meet Aminah.

I forgot how are we to meet her, again?...memory is like a sieve, sorry.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on February 01, 2009, 06:57:53 AM
On the ferry, or whilst waiting for the ferry - I'll find some reason to talk to you and hopefully we'll realise we're heading the same way and I'll ask to join you for the journey.  If someone could mention that you're heading for Ximax whilst on the ferry that would give me an excellent reason to strike up a conversation btw ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 01, 2009, 09:34:26 AM
Its all good Capher, it was a teasing joke. I know, I know, my humor is bone dry, but at least it hasn't blown away.

Yes, it is my understanding that everyone is asleep, or will be shortly.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 02, 2009, 03:14:12 AM
LOL Terra; your humor is more like the British...it does have its moments, and yes, it has not blown away!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 03, 2009, 04:54:30 AM
Capher, to your question about the orb of Ximax and its powers. I always understood it like this: There was great magic at the work, when the tree was created, burned etc, but it is a different, "educated" magic, whereas the orb is just raw power, like a raw jewel. If I recall it right, then it multiplies the powers of any mage next to him. But only strong mages, who can control their magic, are safe to go near. So I imagined, that you will just be filled up, your resources restored, and that this will last to bring us to the Prominent Mountains.

In the end, I always think, it will not be power which overcomes Eckra, but something unsuspected. Does not mean, that we cannot have a fight ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 03, 2009, 06:42:06 AM
Sounds good Talia; all of it.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 06, 2009, 03:22:19 AM
Does anyone know if Teri is still around?

Also Roosjie, it would be good for you to come and get some breakfast so that we can get moving, soon.

I will tell everyone at the table what I told Talia, except the part about me dying once we are all together.  Some may have questions, others just thoughts, we should eat and then make our way to the ferry and meet Aminah.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on February 06, 2009, 03:30:08 AM
I know, I'll get around to a post soon.

Hopefully some time this weekend, inbetween touristy activities together with Aminah :D

That reminds me, I should probably almost leave for the plane... Not sure how much time I should allow for checking and stuffs...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 06, 2009, 11:06:02 PM
Have a blast Simonne...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 07, 2009, 04:19:29 AM
Two Santharians and Heart-Players in Munich and I have no time to meet them ;)

I mailed Terri two or so weeks ago and got no answer, but no failure notice either.  Has one of you a more regular contact to her?

I propose to write her out for now. Reason: She left to search for Morganaan. Maybe at night and she left a letter for us to explain it? If she returns, she can always join the group again.

With so few players by now, we might need to look for a new companion or two. But let us discuss this via email.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on February 07, 2009, 08:11:01 AM
Don't worry about it, Talia, we're actually in Leeds... Rookie's not in Munich anymore :)

Just let me know what you decide, since Roosje is sleeping in the same room with Teri, I can be the first to notice she's gone?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 08, 2009, 01:40:56 AM
I like your idea about Teri, Talia. I think we should do it.

I am not sure if we need another player right now, since we will be gaining Aminah, but perhaps in the future and as you said we should discuss this in emails.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on February 09, 2009, 09:01:36 PM
Well, there we go, Teri has gone... Aminah is having a class right now, so I thought that was the perfect time for a little posty, hope you like it.

She's here now though, so we're off for some lunch.

Byebye!!!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 14, 2009, 02:08:50 AM
@Ta'las- the spell Capher put upon you is tenuous, so you can break it at any time, either slowly, or quickly. Perhaps as we skirt the Shivering Woods; that way when we meet Aminah on the ferry she can be of help to us...you.

Also, as I begin to turn more and more into a dragon, your animals will become more and more frightened and skittish around me. That is just to help with your posting. 

If that is alright with everyone else that is?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 14, 2009, 07:46:44 PM
Capher, that's alright , our animals will behave strange, though of course our famous aj'nuvics are not afraid of anything ;)

If I don't get around to post (my grandson is still here and next to me in the moment), feel free to assume, that I love to go with you shopping.

And please - have a look at the map I posted under Locations -  - first comes the ferry and after 20 (?) strals the first edge of the forest!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 19, 2009, 05:36:05 AM
Capher, what a nice post! Unfortunately I'm too tired right now to add something, and too busy with RL. Maybe tomorrow! Just move on!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 20, 2009, 01:47:45 AM
Thank you Talia for your kind words.

Are any of you coming to the Awards Ceremony?  I await your presence.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 24, 2009, 01:05:39 AM
Hi all, did everyone seem to go on vacation?

Roosje, drink your milk so that you three can get a move on.

Talia are you going to pack your Aj, and my horse, or should I just move us forward?

Or should I just move us all forward?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on February 24, 2009, 01:14:50 AM
All I can do at the moment is, like you said, drink my milk. I'm ready to go whenever the Bigfolk are, so in my case you have my permission to move me forward without a post from my side (I'm sorry, I'm just really busy at the moment ;))


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on February 24, 2009, 02:59:57 AM
Been busy with business projects. I can't speak for Ta'las, but all that really comes to mind right now is the lovie dovie stuff, so feel free to move us along so no one need fetch a bucket. LOL


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on February 24, 2009, 09:36:21 PM
Ok, so I did end up churning out a small post. Now can we go? :P


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on February 25, 2009, 12:11:35 PM
OK we're gone.  Please feel free to edit my post to add anything you feel is necessary, but we are now out of Caelum.   :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 25, 2009, 08:13:23 PM
Just wanted to say, I'm back and I try to read and post today. Sorry for not announcing my leaving , I was so occupied with other things, my mother was quite in pain and we went to my parents. Now she is in hospital and we finally know, that she had another depression of a lumbar vertebra. Not good news, but at least now we (or the doctors) know how to treat her.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 26, 2009, 01:48:35 AM
I am so sorry Talia to hear about your mother. I will put her in my prayers and ask God to give the doctors wisdom concerning her treatment.

Take all the time you need to get yourself gathered together...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 26, 2009, 08:25:59 AM
Thanks Capher - and please add my father as well :)

I'm sorry, I have been too busy on the Dev -board. But we are on the way to the ferry where we might meet Aminah. I hope i can do a decent post tomorrow.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on February 27, 2009, 01:33:55 AM
I will Talia...your father has been added to my prayer list.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 01, 2009, 07:52:02 PM
:) Thanks Capher!

I might be gone for a day, or a few this week, don't know yet. My mother might have a surgery, a fairly new one with great promises of a soon recover to reestablish her broken lumbar vertebra.

I don't want to be nitpicky or annoying or looking like I know everything better,  just broaden your knowledge of Caelereth ;)

@Capher: Aj'nuvics have paws!
@Ta'las: The sun can't ascend above us when we ride north, she can only be in our back :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 02, 2009, 08:59:08 AM
I apologize Talia. I should read up more...

Beautiful post Talia. I could almost see the colors on the mountains, and trees.  I liked the last part as well.....let's hope Swing does not scare everyone on the ferry   ;)  I don't believe many have seen an Aj and with a whooping and holloring girl riding one too... :pet:

I will pray that your mother's surgery goes well and that the doctors have wisdom from above.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 02, 2009, 05:47:22 PM
No need to apologise, Capher! It just mentioned one time in a fairly unimportant entry ;)
But see, I had to say it, I tried so had not to have a camel or lama....

Have a look here (http://www.santharia.com/pictures/faugar/shendar_shen_dauras.htm)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 04, 2009, 02:22:24 AM
Wow, nice picture. So in the heat of the desert does Talia's clothes become like that woman's?   :evil:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 04, 2009, 04:21:08 AM
Yeees, Faugar tried to paint that clothes after my descriptions, though I imagined them not as .. thin.

I will be gone tomorrow, probably till Friday or Saturday.

Don't scare Aminah away, when you meet her! And puppet me please, if you go on.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 04, 2009, 11:30:29 AM
Yeah - that didn't quite come out right.  I meant to write that we were travelling northward.  The sun is rising in the sky - behind us - as you say.  I just wasn't clear enough.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 04, 2009, 07:30:07 PM
I will try to make a post soonish, bit limited in time at the moment...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 06, 2009, 10:54:44 PM
I'm back earlier than expected, but have to leave on Monday again, so let#s move forward!

I'll get myself a coffee and write something down.. if othing else hinders me..

Aminah, you could us foolish riders see arrive....

Aminah, do you have your Aeruillin dress on?
*goes and looks at the CD*


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 01:55:48 AM
OH well, I hope I have not puppeted you too much, Capher, Roosje. If youwant to write something else, just say it, and I edit!

Aminah, I wanted to mention your beautiful brown eyes, but I don't know, if you look at me. I didn't want to puppet even more!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on March 07, 2009, 03:15:50 AM
Nope, great for me :D No need to change anything


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 07, 2009, 04:24:31 AM
Oh Terra, sorry I didn't quite do what it said in your post, I just wanted to join the race :P


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 07, 2009, 04:51:18 AM
Roosje you posted right before me and now I have to change my post...but too tired right now, will do tomorrow.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on March 07, 2009, 05:00:00 AM
Hehe, you saw it already! I was gonna say something about me hiding, but you're quicker *grins* No problem then!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 05:11:30 AM
Capher, I took the freedom to remove one sentence from your post and add a half. So I hope this will be fine with you and Roosje. I would prefer you posting such a new great post as the last one! If you don't like it, feel free to edit again :)

I will remove:
"Roosje's strange appearance along with the fox spooked some people waiting to get on the ferry and the quickly moved away; some making signs with their hands as if to wield off evil spirits."

I will add:
"...the fox's tongue lolling out as if it were laughing at them, however, in the next blink of an eye they had vanished.

Edit: Oh, we are such a bad example for newbies, puppeting each other so much! ;)  But as we know each other quite well, especially what behaviour concerns, all goes well!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 07, 2009, 05:20:48 AM
There's also a small reference later on in the post where Capher says to the man that he'll see Roosje on the ferry. I'm not sure of the time sequence but I think she's still hiding behind Aminah at this time ^.^


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 05:38:49 AM
I saw it, but I thought, when he had seen her once for short moment as I indicated, he just knows and assumes, that she is here, or did I miss something? I'll look again.

Edit:
I'll remove that as well:

"If you look at your ferry's boom you will see" and replace it with

"And there is a fox somewhere"

Okay? :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 07, 2009, 06:03:13 AM
All good for me! :D


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 08, 2009, 04:57:40 AM
Fine with me as well...

Did you say you liked my last post, Talia or not? I am a bit confused by your language style. Sorry.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 07:45:47 AM
I meant, that I edited your last post to spare your time - this way you can concentrate on writing new great posts! :)

Better?

I just thought I write a short post to react on Ta'las unconsciousness, but I think Terra is surely quicker, I'm staring at Aminah..


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 09, 2009, 01:18:00 AM
Oh, ok got it now Talia, and thanks for the compliment. I too am not looking at Ta'las's or Terra's way so I will leave it up to Terra to alert us.

Perhaps now is what he is thinking would be a good time for Aminah to come to the rescue. If I know Ta'las that is what he is thinking.  And it is a good plan.

BTW Talia on a personal note, how are your mother and father doing?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 09, 2009, 03:04:30 AM
Thanks for asking!

My mother had finally agreed to the surgery and had it on Friday. By now the pain should be much better, but so far she think s it is not so much an improvement and she is still on heavy (?) painkillers. But at least all is done what could be done for this vertebra and hopefully the pain will vanish sooner or later.

My father, well, he worries so much about my mother that he has lost already a kilo or two, his permanent headaches get worse and his painkillers (about half what my mother gets, but he takes those on a regular basis) are not enough anymore, he is always tired.

The doctors have proposed a rehabilitation time  and that would be a good idea for my mother, but she wants , that my father comes with her (which might be a good thing), but all is too much for him, packing, taking all is medicine with him ...

I'm going to stay with them soon next week, when my mother comes back from hospital. How long my stay will be, I don't know yet. Several days, I assume. I can tell Helen-Elise to give you notice as soon as I know, how long it will take.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 10, 2009, 12:48:01 AM
No problem Talia, take all the time you need. Your parents are very important right now.

Helen-Elise I am assuming is your daughter?

Hi Helen-Elise, nice to meet you. I really like your name.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 10, 2009, 02:26:26 AM
Yes, Helen-Elise is my youngest daughter :)

I'm still here, my mother still in hospital , though recovering slowly. The rehabilitation stay starts only mid of next week, so I might be around a day or two.


And poor Ta'las is still lying on the ground, Terra!!!!!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on March 11, 2009, 10:15:02 PM
My thoughts are with your family as your mum recovers Talia, and please take your time to reply.

I hope my post works, and if I've done anything which doesn't work then let me know, I'm still not sure how to role play a Mindsoother, what she can and can't sense etc.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 11, 2009, 10:39:50 PM
Welcome Aminah!

I think it is again time to think about if we want to post in present tense as we started out and the roleplaying rules as I recall them propose , or if we post as the rest of the board in past tense ?   :evil:  ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 12, 2009, 12:18:15 AM
Can't we post what we're most comfortable with? I mean, roleplaying rules all you want, but if someone forces me to write in present tense, I will slip back into past tense without noticing and back into present when I do notice, and it will just all become one jumble of past and present...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 12, 2009, 01:11:57 AM
I have difficulties with the past and present tense as well.

Welcome Aminah, and your post was very well written in my humble opinon. As far as your abilities are concerned perhaps looking at the dev side of the board may help. If not, then just follow your instincts, which I think are very good so far.

Talia, take care of your mother and father and say hi and that they are in my prayers.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 02:06:15 AM
Thanks Capher!
My mother will come home on Friday, I don't know when I will go to help them, maybe on Saturday, would be easier to get to the train.

Present tense/past tense: Well, if you have no problems with posting in both tenses - I will accustom to it, though I find it a bit irritating. When we started out with this story we agreed about present tense, well, not many are left. I have to correct my postings when I have to write in another story in past tense. ;)

Capher, don't forget my sword on Ta'las chest! It should drive any evil away! With or without Aminah. I don't think a mindsoother can fight Eckra's minions.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 12, 2009, 02:30:58 AM
I'm not really bothered if you use present tense and I past, for example, just as one likes to write... It's just a matter of personal style, isn't it?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 02:32:49 AM
No, I don't think so, it is a matter of continuity. It distracts, if the tense is switched between the posts. Once it was a requirement of the heart, to post in present tense  :buck:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 02:36:10 AM
But I might be young enough to switch to past tense - let us see, what the others say. ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 12, 2009, 02:42:13 AM
Yeah, let's see what the others say. Just for the record, if we do decide on keeping one tense, I can always treat it as a challenge to my writing skills, so we can use the present tense if you want to ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on March 12, 2009, 07:41:35 AM
Yeah, if you've always written in present tense then I can change, it'll just be hard :P


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 13, 2009, 12:55:09 AM
Talia, I forgot about your sword...thanks for reminding me. I revised my post to include your sword and did not need to involve Aminah. I hope that works.

Give me a sentence in present tense and then one in past and then I will decide as I have forgotten...really.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 13, 2009, 01:11:34 AM
Capher, it lies already on his chest....  ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 14, 2009, 01:34:17 AM
Yes, I know. I am asking you to plunge it into the ground near his head. I am concerned what the sword would do if I touched it.

It must be me, for I am really having a hard time having myself understood lately...Some MS symptoms do affect the brain that way. I wonder if that is why my neurologist wants me to take this neuro-physic exam while having an MRI done at the same time.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 14, 2009, 02:53:20 AM
Ah, don't worry, I do  not have MS and , and I , ah well ....   ;)

Sometimes I just misinterpret something due to my lack of proper English. I think I'm writing well enough so that everybody thinks I know the language well - I don't. I do need my dic very often and then ponder which of the words might be the right one and then the German one evades me as well!

I was just a bit irritated, because I cannot draw my sword again - I did it already, but of course you could just have meant "take it".

And the next misunderstanding - I imagined it lying on his chest with the hilt near his head and as we do not know, where the magic sits..  but this was of course only a image in my head ..
So, you want it plunged into the ground, ok :)

Edit:  I was right - I didn't look up plunge and thought it was just a kind of "putting" it somewhere-


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 14, 2009, 03:18:01 AM
Posted, short but dramatic ;)

Talia will of course call out for Terra and not Aminah (maybe we should puppet her) but Aminah is here as well, so you could help me as well - I think my fear and emotional helplessness will transfer well to you, Aminah.

Should we just assume, that Terra sits still on the ground and just cannot get up quickly enough?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 14, 2009, 04:38:02 AM
Talia, very nice post.

Do we know where Ta'las has gone off to? I mean did he post he was going to be absent or something and I did not catch it?

BTW Talia, I know all about frustration, except the kind you must go through, trying to put German into English and hope us American's understand. Of course us American's use slang a lot so it must be very irritating to you to try and understand what we are saying as well.

I do not envy you, no not at all.

However I do admire you for trying and doing so much to make everything come together and make it fun to play.

Love ya,  :heart:

Capher


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 14, 2009, 05:41:22 AM
No, I'm not aware that he said something, Terra neither. Well, Ta'las can't say much in the current situation ;)

And thanks Capher :), love you too  :heart:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 14, 2009, 01:03:47 PM
Hi everyone,

Yes, I am still here.  As Talia implied, I am just unable to respond.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 15, 2009, 01:32:07 AM
Yeah, Ta'las! Now where is your girlfriend? Terra, oh Terra, where are you?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 16, 2009, 02:36:06 AM
Sorry, been a rather hectic week or so for me. I have kept missing my windows for posting. Should have a half hour or so I think... hope.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 17, 2009, 04:20:50 AM
Hey, np Terra. We are just glad that you are still with us.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on March 17, 2009, 05:23:56 AM
I am. :) My duties at work just took another step up so more to do there. Then we are trying to get going on our virtual world business endvers on the go. The New Haven Group which is a conglomerate of sorts that four of us are working on, so we have "Board Meetings". On top of that the mechanical repairs on my care reached crisis levels but have that sorted now.

I am working on getting my passport so I can meet Noxluna and spend a little face to face time. We have gotten so bad. Had to add long distance to our cell phones, we are skyping regularly as well, and sending e-mails any opertunity we get when not in world together.

So yeah, been hectic. :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 17, 2009, 08:23:55 PM
Work, imagination, creating and romance...what else could a person ask for?  I hope it goes well with you Terra.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 19, 2009, 05:39:41 PM
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mechanical repairs on my care reached crisis levels

Lol, you expressed that very nicely!

To the rest, well, I know that my son spent one to two hours daily to skype with his Japanese girlfriend till she came over to Germany for a year. They even just let skype run while doing something else and one time I caught him watching her sleep! Now Christoph will go to Japan for a year... or more *sigh*

Well, Terra, I hope for you, that all turns out the best possible way for you :)

Capher, again, you post was so great - but what is that you are up to again? *shudders in anticipation*


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 19, 2009, 06:11:57 PM
I just realised, that I've done two banners for Altario's stories and the Heart has none.

But I'm not sure what to take as a background, I can't do an elaborate one with sword and heart and so on right now... would any landscape suffice with the title on it? But which one?

Edit: Just finished my post - I can skip the last part easily, if somebody wants to help to lift Ta'las up the mount or if you decide to awake form your unconsciousness, Ta'las!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 20, 2009, 01:41:49 AM
Talia as far as the banner is concerned you could do the landscape of where:

1. Where the Wizard of the White Tower resides.

2. Where Tak'Dinal is.

Or why not an emerald shaped heart on one side and a gleaming sword on the other and and and Anvil in the middle. Or would that be a bit difficult?

Thanks again for the compliment Talia, and you will just have to wait as will the others, but first we have to get  Aminah to come out of her horror induced coma and come with us.

Speaking of posts; your post was great as well.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on March 21, 2009, 06:02:52 AM
Ok, posted! Aminah, I imagined you dropping to your knees after getting 'attacked' by Ta'las's anger. If you're not just tell me and I'll edit my post :D


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 21, 2009, 07:05:56 AM
Capher, shapes are too much work for now, but I hope you like my background, I thought at the demonlord when I created it. I can do another one, when time permits.

Would that be ok for now?

Roosje, sorry, I forgot you were still on Ta'las shoulder! But I gave you the time to jump!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 22, 2009, 04:28:41 PM
Ta'las, I will engage you for an entry about the Second Reality or the "Warrior's Path" :D

But only if you edit your post and write PAW! ;)

(http://www.santharia.com/tribes/humans/human_pics/shendar_woman.jpg)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 22, 2009, 04:31:30 PM
@Aminah: Could you please post your CD in the CD thread, or the link to it, please! :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 23, 2009, 06:36:16 AM
Done - sorry, Talia.   :blush:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 23, 2009, 07:11:25 AM
No problem Ta'las, don't take me too seriously ;)

@all: Points up to post with attachment.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 24, 2009, 02:05:19 AM
Looks fantastic Talia...Great job!!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on March 26, 2009, 09:49:46 AM
I love the banner Talia!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 27, 2009, 02:18:19 AM
@Aminah, I hope you do not mind that little bit of puppeting I did on your character.

@Roosje, I expected you to follow Talia and Aminah so I puppeted you on the ferry as well. I hope you do not mind.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 27, 2009, 02:26:04 AM
Thanks! *blushes slightly*

Capher, I don't think so. She told me she was busy with other things and regretted not to have found the time to post. She surely doesn't want to stay back - well maybe it would be better LOL

Capher, how does this ferry work?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 27, 2009, 02:30:17 AM
No, I described that the ropes on either side of the ferry are attached to pulley's and I assumed that it would be common knowledge that there would be pulleys on the other side of the river and that the ropes are one large circular piece that is put in the groove of the pulley. On the other side of the river there are others who have donkeys that pull the ferry back.

Does that make sense, Talia?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 27, 2009, 02:44:53 AM
Aminah has exams coming up so she's on a tight schedule for studying. But she did promise that writing a post here would be on the top of her to-do list :D

I don't mind puppeting, as you should know by now, so long as it doesn't go against my character ^.^


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 27, 2009, 02:47:18 AM
Surely - I'm just a bit slow to imagine it today... I read it again, looked up three words, (found "to get hitched" ;) ) and now I think I grasp it :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 28, 2009, 12:10:06 AM
Ok, Talia.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 28, 2009, 06:05:52 AM
Roosje, I hope you don't mind, that I puppeted your fox, I just needed someone to get me out of my trance. The fox would probably not have done it on his own accord, but I thought , your little ears might have heard the noise from sword and flute earlier.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 28, 2009, 06:17:56 AM
No problem, I can do something with that in my post :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 29, 2009, 01:44:47 AM


RRRRRZZ       Capher, I'm frightened! Your post sent shivers down my spine!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on March 29, 2009, 11:38:12 PM
Ah, good. That is what it was meant to do... :evil:

After some other posts by the others then I will in this thread describe the battle that is to come in general terms, so that each of your characters can decided what to do when the attack comes and after the attack.

Is that ok with everyone?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on March 30, 2009, 12:59:23 AM
Yep, sounds good. I'll try to post soon :)

Uhm, Simonne here, btw :P Only just noticed that I wasn't logged in under my main account :P


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 01, 2009, 01:51:58 AM
Great posts everyone!

Ok, the creature in case you have not guessed by now is a water elemental. It is very dangerous and unpredicatble, it can even turn on its own sorcerer, if the sorcerer is not careful and in full command.

When it finally rises out of the water and begins its attack, it will hesitate because of Talia's sword and flute. The people on the ferry will think that Talia has caused this creature to attack them for all they see is her sword pointing at the creature. They will try and kill her, but Ta'las will come to her aid and Aminah will help in trying to dispell the fear in them with her mindsoothing powers, in the meantime the sorcerer, which by the way is a woman Roosje, which you can post that you discover as she has to compell the elemental to attack! You quickly tell Terra and the others.

Terra, you battle the sorcerer. You must defeat her to destroy the elemental.  I want the battle to be fierce, with her(being played by me) and her powers against you and your weapon. Ta'las comes to your rescue after he sees that you are losing the battle as does Roosje and her fox. The fox can bite, and distract the sorcerer, but be careful Roosje, she may burn you to cinders.

Talia with strength she does not realize she possess,(perhaps given to her by Aminah by helping her fight her fear) weilds her sword and fights the elemental.

The battle ends with the death of the sorcerer, but the ferry is completely destroyed, all of the people are swept away in the river...I find you on the other side of the river bank, not together but scattered, half-drowned, and some wounded, however I am now more dragon than human.

Talia, you may ask yourself how do I fight water? The answer is that Capher makes a drastic decision jumps into the river, turns into a frost dragon, and freezes the elemental. The elemental can still attack with frozen spears and such, but your sword wards them off, until the sorcerer is killed.

Are there any questions? Any better ideas? Anthing I may have missed? I need and value each and everyone's opinons or suggestions.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 01, 2009, 04:05:44 AM
Just one more clarification/question before I can post for the battle to come. Am I right in assuming that the ferry is somewhat small and fairly crouded? If I am correct Terra's fighting abilities will be quite limited as she will not be able to move or conserve much of her momentum, and greatly reduce her power and speed of her following attacks.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 01, 2009, 04:31:36 AM
Great, some action after so much talking! Altario called us a conversation -RPG already ;)

Just one question: My sword is just a normal sword if I fight with it, its powers lie in its ability to protect, it can build a shield around those who wield it and in the near vicinity. And it can reflect evil magic back to the origin. So it might happen, that this reflected magic can harm the sorceress as well.

The only part I have problems with is

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The people on the ferry will think that Talia has caused this creature to attack them for all they see is her sword pointing at the creature

for why should they think I have attracted it and not only felt its coming earlier? They see my fear - so this is not too logical.

Well, basically I don't want to have to kill some of these people on the ferry - nor could Talia, even if they will be attacked.  Maybe there are only a few, who think so? And others speak against it, so not the whole crowd is coming at me? Actually, they might be able to hide behind me.

Terra, you might have more space, if all are focussing on me, just let us assume, that there are not too many on the ferry, that makes things much easier and you can fight.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 02, 2009, 01:42:03 AM
Actually if you consider that the ferry is carrying people as well as animals including two very large Aj's then the ferry would have to be considerably larger than what you are thinking Terra. I envision a rather large boom like ferry that is on top of roped and tied logs; squared with two solid wood fences on either side and two swinging fence doors at either end and yes it will be crowded, so your skills will be somewhat limited until the people realize that Talia is not trying to hurt them and that is supposedly supposed to be Aminah's role in all of this.

Talia, it is your sword's ability to shield that will help when after I have frozen the creature and it starts throwing ice spears at the ferry.  Also I forgot that the sword also reflects evil magic back to its source, so it is possible that the ice spears the creature sends your way could be deflected back toward the creature and that will cause it problems, as well as the sorceress...It could be the very thing that finally helps Terra, Roosje and Ta'las to defeat her.

Oh I forgot to answer your question Talia...these are just common folk, they hear a strange humming, your sword swung wildly around, possibly almost hitting some, so though they may see your fear, their fear is more and they are not thinking right at the moment. That is why Aminah has to step in and calm their fears as well as yours.

I hope that answers your questions, if not then ask more. I want all to be understood and enjoyable to all as well.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 02, 2009, 01:48:24 AM
I think I realise now, what you mean - it is the fear of the unknown, what let's them attack me.

A great idea, Capher, well thought out. Cool idea to implement a water elemental! Let us see, how it develops. Sometimes stories have the tendency to come out different than intended, as if they suddenly have an own life ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 02, 2009, 11:19:23 PM
You got it, Talia. I should work on trying to be more precise in what I am trying to convey. I am sorry it can be irritating for you Talia, not having English as you native tongue and having to put up with our American slang and thought pattern, especially mine... :grin:

And again thank you for the compliment. You sure are complimenting a lot these days; I like it and I believe that the others do as well. (those that you compliment, in whatever story you are in) Thank you for being the person you are. Are you looking forward to going to France? Who is all going with you? I hope things are going well with you and I am still praying for your parents.

Ta'las, how have you been? How is the family? I hope things are going well?

Terra, how are things going with your life? When do meet your online friend? I hope things are going well.

Roosje, how are things going with you? Translation job going well? I hope things are going well.

Aminah, how are things going with you? I hope things are going well with you as well.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 03, 2009, 12:20:23 AM
Well, it is all up to you guys now...I started it, you can now begin to finish it.

Let's have fun shall we  :buck:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on April 03, 2009, 05:47:45 AM
I'm ok, translation is going... slowly, but surely ;) But my glasses broke, one of the legs clean came off, so now I have a bit of a problem, I think I'm gonna buy lenses (Well,, I have lenses, but those are day lenses, and so very expensive to use one every day)

But I had a very nice evening out with friends just now, so I'm gonna go dive into bed because I still ahve a full day of work ahead of me before the weekend.

Goodnight!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 03, 2009, 07:35:40 AM
And I have to think first ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on April 03, 2009, 10:03:26 AM
I am doing well, Capher - thank you for asking.  The family is doing well - we have two young children (11 and 7), who are both active in sports - basketball, track and field, hockey and soccer - so we are busy driving them around and having fun watching them grow.  Home life is good - a lot better than last year.  We've had to deal with a couple of difficult things over the last year (loss of a baby last summer and a flooded basement), but we are close and these events bring us even closer together.  I've learned to appreciate what I have quite a bit and worry less about work.  Writing with all of you has been something I look forward to every evening, and I am grateful for our friendship!  :)

How about you Capher - how is your family and how are you feeling lately.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 03, 2009, 11:31:27 PM
I am stable, Ta'las. (at least that is what the docs say) physically, I,m not sure about mentally... :grin:

Let's see: Allan jr. is graduating from college this May and will be living in Illinois, close to his job and friends. My youngest daughter Sam and her family are thinking about moving to Washington State where his family live and will work in the family buisness, which will take my grandchildren away from Laurie and I, which we are saddened by, but it is their lives. My oldest daughter, Beth, is slowly putting her life together after her divorce from a very abusive man.

Laurie is the love of my life and I am concerned about her. I think her worrying; over me, the death of our Pastors wife, whom she was very close to, Sam moving, Allan graduating, and especially her job, which took 20% of her pay, which is a little more than $800 USD a month away from her income, and we may have to pay for our own insurance. She is complaining that her stomache kills her, and she is taking anti-acids like candy. I think she is developing an ulcer, but she refuses to go see a doctor because though we still have insurance as of now, the deductible was raised to $5000 and with her drop in income, she cannot afford to go see the doctor and I tell her she cannot afford not to....

That was probably too much information.

To put it into perspective: Just one of my meds cost $1100 USD a month, and I have to take five meds a day.

Just pray for her. I am very concerned about her and her health.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 04, 2009, 04:42:37 AM
Capher, that is dreadful, convince Laurie to go to the doctor, it maybe not too late to just get it cured with the right medicine. Or diet. Or what about a short holiday, would that be possible?

Ta'las, I'm sorry to hear of your baby. I always feared for mine when they were small, for we experienced a cot death in the playgroup I was in charge of when Johanna was very small and from that moment on I always imagined how it would be, if...   basement flooding is nothing compared to that.  -  And we are grieving still for our special little kitten we lost last autumn - especially Helen-Elise, who was so much in love with it. But your loss puts that into perspective.

Capher, of course we look forward to go to France (always!). But this time it is special, for we (Gero, me and some other adults) are going with some of the youths who celebrated their confirmation to Taizé (http://www.taize.fr/en), which is a very special place for every youth who is interested in questions of faith, but also things like "Where do I come from, where to will I go" . This comunity is very famous and everybody just knows good things to tell about his experience there, even those who are normally distant with the church.

And now let's see, if I get a post done...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 04, 2009, 06:44:26 AM
Done! Puppet me if necessary, you know me, my abilities and my sword :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 05, 2009, 12:20:36 AM
@Ta'las- When I read Talia's post about the loss of your baby, I had to reread yours and hers several times to just understand what you both meant. I had no idea you and your family had gone through such a tragedy. I am so sorry.  Maybe you had told us, me, and I had just forgotten, but I do not think so, however if I did, please forgive me.

@Talia, Great post...I especially liked the way you described the elemental with its claws and mouth. Something I had wanted to do, but just forgot to do so. Your post however, did it better justice than mine.  The calmness you felt, is it coming from you or from Aminah helping? 

I look forward to other great posts from the rest of you as I know you all can and have done so every time you do post.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 06, 2009, 10:44:30 AM
Doing well myself. Hopping I can get my ducks in a row to meet her in the next month or so. Just things have been VERY! stressful for us as of late, well for her but we communicate so often I often feel it to. So I hope soon.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 07, 2009, 05:58:10 AM
Thanks :)

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The calmness you felt, is it coming from you or from Aminah helping?


Hmm, I thought I rely on my own strength, or what I might have gotten through my "step-parents", but it is a better idea to have Aminah help me :)


AMINAH!!!!

I'm going tomorrow evening to my parents, so I won't be here the next days, but I'm looking forward what I will find on Friday!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 07, 2009, 06:43:16 AM
Sorry for the rather kert reply Capher, been a crappy few weekends, very stressful on both of us. The trickle down effect of our lovers bond, for better or for worse. Aside from that we are doing alright.

We have our first content creator set up and running in our market area in OpenLife. Negotiating to bring a few more over from SecondLife, its a great opertunity for those that create great content for virtual worlds but can't get as big as they deserve because there are just too many doing it, and those with the biggest names and not necissarily the best content seem to get the most credit in SL. The others get lost in the "Noise".

I am hoping to have out club there ready to go by next month, want us to be as consistant as possible as that seems to draw repeat crowds best. My work schedule this month seems to prohibit a consistant start, so I am holding off for now.

My real life aside from wanting a little getaway is progessing in its usual mundane trudge with specks of moonlight whenever I am in contact with Noxluna. I am going to be converting my IBM Thinkpad T42 over to Linux however and perhaps all my systems in the future. I will have to see but I am liking the Ubunto distrobution so far, I am trying it as a "Wusi"? intallation in windows, have a new hard drive that I will do a full install on now, so that is my next project.

Will try to post soon if not today.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 08, 2009, 12:30:12 AM
No problem Terra, though I admit I have no idea what you were talking about when you got to talking about computer talk...non-computer nerd here...sorry. However, it sounds like you know what you are doing and that is all that counts.

As far as you and Noxluna and SL, that I understand. I hope your projects turn out well.  You sure do keep yourself busy that's for sure.

@Roosje, great post as usual.

I will not turn into a frost dragon until Terra, Ta'las and hopefully Aminah all have had a chance to post.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on April 08, 2009, 11:53:11 AM
My post is up - not sure whether to puppet the elemental yet, so I've left it alone...for now.   ;)

Capher - please do not worry - you haven't forgotten.  I hadn't told the group about our loss.  Its taken a while to get to the point where I feel comfortable talking about it.

And thank you all for your kind words.

Now..let's take on that water elemental!!!!  YEAH!!    :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on April 09, 2009, 05:54:20 PM
Looks like Roosje doesn't have to tell Terra it's a woman anymore ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 09, 2009, 11:29:42 PM
Terra I really dislike having to do this but your post implied information about the sorceress that you did not know. The only way you would have known if you had seen her cowl come off when she was knocked back when she cast a spell at Talia and Talia's sword reflected back the spell, however your post never mentioned that so how would you know that it is a sorceress, instead of a sorcerer? Other than that I liked the way you snuck up on her, especially using a little girl as a diversion and of course your first attack.

Roosje, was to tell you that it was a she not a he.

Saying all that, if Roosje does not mind then we shall continue.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 10, 2009, 12:27:41 AM
Did anyone have problems posting in here?





















Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on April 10, 2009, 12:41:33 AM
I don't really mind either way, whatever is decided I'll go along with :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 14, 2009, 02:22:39 AM
I was hoping that the fight between Terra and Hera and Roosje would be in full swing before I changed into a frost dragon and froze the elemental so that Talia and Ta'las will then have something to do.

So Terra and Roosje, if you could post in the next day or so I would appreciate it. Thanks.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on April 15, 2009, 04:10:08 AM
Sorry Capher, the post you are refering to was rushed so I just let it lead where it did keeping in mind that Terra is very observent.

Going forward through the battle there will be few manifestations of Terra's wind power speraticly each less then that before eventually fading to the barely existant latant power she has posessed till before her healing. Till then I see it as her only fading defence against the sorceress, when it finally fails she will be at the sorceress's mercy or lack there of, at this point the sorceress should be dispatched either by Terra herself, Talas, or the destruction of the raft.

As I believe I mentioned before it will not manifest again in such a way such as in the healing tree till she is "Old and grey" when her body begins to fail her of age. Only in her epiloge will it begin to manifest conciously again and aid her in mundain tasks. It more likely then not will not play a significant role for the remainder of the adventure.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on April 15, 2009, 04:20:55 AM
Alright, posted! Hope I'm helping Terra dispatch the sorceress :D


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 16, 2009, 01:43:25 AM
Good posts from both of you. Roosje, exactly what I had in mind. Terra, keep it going. Hera is fighting back.

Talia and Ta'las, the elemental is now frozen, but soon it will attack in another way, prepare yourselves.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on April 16, 2009, 04:02:53 AM
Wooh! Huuuuuuuuuuuge post!

I am really really hoping right now that Rookie won't mind me playing Aminah until she gets back from her holidays. I just really didn't want to leave her behind, and it seemed... lacking... to just mention her in passing in my own post. I *think* I know her well enough to take this liberty. If not, I humbly ask for forgiveness...

Gosh, that was fun to write :D


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 17, 2009, 01:45:53 AM
Fantastic post Roosje. Glad you enjoyed yourself writing it. I always get some sort of satisfaction when I write a particular good piece of writing.

Ta'las, nice post. Be prepared for the ice spears coming your way.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 18, 2009, 12:11:15 AM
Sorry for not posting - family, a bad headache and restricted comp access, I hope I'll get to it soon!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 22, 2009, 01:44:29 AM
Ok, looking for a post from Talia and Ta'las. Then the elemental will send more ice spears and these will damage the ferry as Ta'las's fancy sword play deflects them but they crash into the sides of the ferry, causing some of the passengers to fall into the river.

The kick to Hera's stomache and the slow numbness in her legs are enough to distract her from doing anything else. Terra, after the kick in the stomache, Hera will stand up and that is when you will cut off her head. Make the post good.

When Hera dies, so does the elemental and it breaks into large chunks of ice, completely destroying the ferry, killing all of the passengers and animals on the ferry, except for you all and your animals. Somehow you all five survive, but find yourselves and your animals on the other side of the shore bank but in different parts of it, some of you could be wounded, or whatever...I leave that up to you and your imaginations.

I come along and begin to find you all but I am more dragon now than human and very weak and old.

Any suggestions, ideas, that you wish to discuss before we continue on?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on April 22, 2009, 02:15:36 AM
Why do *all* the passengers have to die? I mean, sure, a couple of them will be logical victims, but some of them would have long jumped overboard and swam for safety by now, wouldn't they?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 22, 2009, 05:33:48 AM
Simonne, thank you for your observation. I had not thought the story through. Yes, some of the passengers could escape.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 23, 2009, 05:54:53 AM
That‘s now the third day I‘m looking at our story, not knowing how to react/post.  And I‘m puzzling how it worked so far.

We have a water elemental:

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The Water Elemental
As the name implies, an Elemental created of water (ice), these creatures are favoured at sea, as they can - if harnessed - move whole ships without the need for wind. Water Elementals are less vulnerable to common weapons as well, yet not invulnerable. Blunt weapons can destroy them, especially if the Elemental is mainly consisting of ice. If ordered to attack, these beings attack with shards of ice as well as an icy breath.

And the pic which goes with it and which inspired my description is here (http://www.santharia.com/pictures/quellion/water_elemental.htm)

We have a moving wave which obviously has build up already in the bay and is rapidly forming and now towering over the ferry, as big as possible by now. But how close it is really? One ped afar, or three on the level of the ferry, but already hanging over us with its head?

Why does it not just splash on us? Why have Terra and Roosje so much time to fight Hera or Capher to say even good bye to me? To go away from the ferry and to take time to come back to freeze the water? Should not this freezing have been  an immediate act to prevent the water coming down on us?

Then, frozen in its wave state - is it really near enough that Ta‘las and me could reach it with our swords and can our tiny weapons more than tickle it?

I don‘t think it makes sense for me to fight, if I have a weapon which reflects magic, the stronger the magic is the better? Ice shards once in motion might get through, because they might just be ice shards without any magical qualities left, but if the whole body of the elemental would come down, would not help the shield the sword provides, that no individual damage is possible? If we all should survive, then the shield has be so big, that it covers the entire ferry. What could happen though is, that the whole ferry is pressed under water by the elemental and breaks somehow under the impact, despite the shield. Some of the passengers might drown, but most would survive I assume - if we and our animals can survive it.

I'm still not sure what to write.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 24, 2009, 01:28:43 AM
Talia you have come up with many questions that need to be answered to your satisfaction and to keep things real; perhaps I can answer some of your concerns.

When Capher froze the elemental it was just about to come crashing down on the ferry, but it did not do so because Hera had not gone to safety yet and had not ordered the elememtal to destroy the ferry. So to answer your first question; yes, it is high above us with it's head high above us looking down.

To answer your next questions. Though we read about the fight between Hera, Terra, and Roosje and read about Capher saying good-bye and leaving his staff behind and then turning into a fish, then a frost dragon and then freezing the elemental...they all take place within a few blinks of time.

I had not thought of your shield as only a magical reflector so when the elemental sent ice shards at you and Ta'las they should have not been reflected by your shield, but could be deflected by your swords, which then could hit others, or the ferry itself and damage it.

I believe that the elemental's body would be close enough for Ta'las to attack it, however the size of the chunks that he cut off were a bit excessive, but it was his post, though I should have said something.

As far as you fighting, perhaps you do not. You realize that your sword cannot reflect the ice shards, but could deflect them. That could be the way for you to fight. Also you, Ta'las and Aminah could be persuading the passengers to jump in the river and swim for safety along with their and our animals, that way when Hera is finally killed and the elemental comes crashing down their are only you four and some other passengers who stayed aboard that either survives, gets wounded and still survives, or dies.

I hope this helps...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 27, 2009, 06:42:27 PM
Thanks Capher!

I hope I'm able to post this evening. I'm terribly busy with the family and distracted as well. My mother is again in hospital for a surgery (possibly today), another of her vertebrae broke down.

See you.

Capher, I might have another idea to solve our current "problem". what about, if i use the magic abilities of my sword to attempt to destroy the elemental? Then Terra can decide for herself, how to kill or if to kill Hera at all.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on April 27, 2009, 11:17:36 PM
i am so sorry to hear about your mother Talia. I will pray for her and for your family. I will pray for the doctors performing her surgery as well.

I am not sure how your sword could do that Talia. The elemental does not use magic once it has been created. It just uses it's own power and body to kill and destroy.

I think with you and Ta'las using your swords to fend off the ice spears as best as you can and telling the passengers to jump for safety, as well as getting our animals to get into the river as well and swim for the other shore would be enough for you two and Aminah to do.

Terra and Roosje have the distinct honor of killing Hera.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 01, 2009, 01:59:29 AM
Have we lost everyone? Has the plot become too difficult? Am I asking too much from you guys/gals? Sorry if I have.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 01, 2009, 06:26:53 AM
Capher, no, I'm just short on time. I'll try to post tomorrow, though maybe not as you have intended ;) But I will stay true to roleplaying rules and not act for the elemental.

--> elemental can be attacked with magical means, see entry. As they need to be under the control of the caster they do have magical properties.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 01, 2009, 11:17:06 AM
Just short on time to and confused if I can or should kill the sorceress or just otherwise do away with her. Render her unconscious perhaps?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 02, 2009, 01:46:09 AM
OK, posted!

Note, that I only describe Talia's feelings, etc. I did nothing write about a success or a failure. I might just as well fall in the water having nothing achieved, or I may have broken out a chunk and not more. A lot of possibilities are still available.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 02, 2009, 12:56:11 PM
Terra, with Hera's powers the only way is to kill her or else she will escape. I suppose you could knock her unconcious but after that then what? She would drown, unless someone pulls her to safety. I suppose that could work, then we question her and then she escapes. However during our questioning we discover plans that Eckra would not want us to know.

It is a possibility...but she is awfully powerful and I will be too powerless to help. Perhaps Aminah's powers would work on Hera's mind...

Just throwing ideas around. If anyone else has anything to add, please do so.

BTW Talia, your post was great. Very insightful into your character.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on May 02, 2009, 02:27:30 PM
I think Aminah would be too inexperienced and scared to really have 'control' over the mind of Hera. I would say it's not smart to leave one so powerful as her alive and able to follow us.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 03, 2009, 01:13:52 AM
Yeah Simonne, that is what I was first thinking and still think it the best but it is still nice to throw some ideas around and see what comes of them.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 06, 2009, 12:30:56 AM
Way to post Ta'las! That is what I had hoped to draw out. I could see the ice spears crashing down, you dodging, and slashing at others.

Now Terra with Talia's sword deep inside of the elemental, kill Hera, a slash across her front, a slash across her back, and the cut off her head! or however you want to do it. Just kill her, so we can move on.

Roosje I expect when the elemental comes crashing down that you two, you and your fox will be thrown from the sinking ferry.

Aminah and Talia...Aminah when the elemental begins to crack in two both by the power of Talia's sword and Hera's death, you pull Talia out of the way of a huge chunk of ice and both get swallowed up in the river.

BTW the only way off the ferry besides climbing the rails, is to open the back gate to let the animals out. I do not know if Aj's can swim? I did not look into that part of my research. I hope so.

Good posting everyone and let's get moving.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 06, 2009, 11:23:13 PM
Sorry, life seems busy. Not enough time for the things I want to do and not enough time for things I have to do but claim more time than I want them to. Will try to post, it may not be all that steller or quite up to scratch, I did not sleep well last night. Anyway in the intestst of moving things along I will do my best.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 06, 2009, 11:43:11 PM
I know you will do your best Terra. It seems this time of the year is always busy. I know my youngest son is graduating from college on May 15th, nine days away...where does the time fly?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on May 07, 2009, 01:28:03 AM
I will try to post soon. Life isn't really busy but I'm at something of a creative low. Nevertheless, I do have something in mind for my post, so hopefully I'll get to it soon :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 07, 2009, 02:38:10 AM
Well Simonne, with all of your characters in other stories it does not surprise me that you are running a little low on creative energies. It happens to all of us. So no worries mate.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 07, 2009, 07:50:00 PM
Ermm, Capher, Talia is not standing on the ferry anymore, but either has 'flown' with my sword in or through the elemental (that was what Talia imagined could happen, the elemental giving way to the magic of her sword and therefore break up in a way, hit in his midst) or just struck it and then fell into the water before him as Ta'las (after her).

And Terra will probably drown with her armour...  let's see, what an ai'nuvic can do in such a situation, or maybe a horse?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 08, 2009, 01:29:49 AM
Talia just write your post as you think how it should be written. That is all I am asking of any of you. If I overstepped my authority in my last post then I will edit it.

I just thought that now that the fight is ended you can all now come up with posts on how, where, when and what happened to you and then your condition on the other side of the bank.  Then after those posts are done, Capher comes along, disguised as best as possible, but more dragon than human and finds you all and eventually we are all together once again.

Capher is dying the more he becomes a dragon so getting to Ximax and him in front of the "Stone" to see if it will help him is the next thing on our agenda, besides getting to know Aminah.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 08, 2009, 04:01:57 AM
It seems I have not expressed myself very well in my last post. With "throws herself" I meant I'm leaping, jumping towards the elemental.

Edit: I missed your post where you write, what happens to the elemental! Just saw your last and then Terra's. As Hera sees me standing there and is distracted, let us assume, that I'm still balancing on that rail, wow, am I good doing this ! ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on May 08, 2009, 05:34:03 AM
Ok, that went better than expected. Let's hope that this means I can motivate myself for all the other posts I need to write ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 08, 2009, 06:52:05 AM
Capher, could you please take me out of your last post? I could not imagine how I still could be standing there - or how I could survive the disaster.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 09, 2009, 12:44:05 AM
Ok, Talia. You have been taken out of my last post.

Roosje, very good post. I hope your creative energies have come back my friend. I hope your fox lives as well.

Ta'las your in the water, will your Aj jump in and save you as did Talia's?

Terra, your's is the last post needed before we can move on. I hope our horses made it.

Only Seyella knows.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 09, 2009, 05:16:47 AM
Thanks Capher!

I hope Terra will make it with her armour! ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 13, 2009, 11:54:22 PM
Ferries are made to float, sure something will keep her afloat. :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 14, 2009, 12:56:00 AM
Ok. I need to know if that was a good fight, somewhat good, or great fight? I need your opinions so that the next time we can make our fights better if needed. Too bad Aminah is still not around. I would have liked to have read what she would have posted.

BTW good posts all.

Well, anyway I will post soon and we will go on from there.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 15, 2009, 03:57:14 AM
It was definitely a good idea! I don't know, if it was a good fight or not, for I don't know, what makes a fightgood or not so good.  ;)

What was a bit confusing for me was what I mentioned already above - I thought this would /must happen much quicker - a waves builds up and crashes down. Ok, it is a elemental and might move differently, slower - but why should it when its goal is to smash us?

Then, as I said, a brilliant idea, but maybe a bit too much planned through. How it should happen, what each member of our group should do to kill Hera. You appointed to each of us a task, but it could have been quite differently.  Hera could have stumbled over Roosje while she was avoiding Ta'las sword and fell into the water and lost controll over the elemental which turned on her . Of course it would have been your task to write the actions of Capher, Hera and the elemental, but it might have been more interesting to leave our options more open. Of course two or three can always discuss special actions which influence each other before posting.  This adventure was planned a bit too well through, I think. But was fun nevertheless :D



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 17, 2009, 05:15:56 AM
Thank you Talia for your input. I will take it into very serious consideration the next time we have a fight. You were right, this one was thought through a bit too much. It did allow the players much movement as I dictated to them what to do. I should have not done that.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on May 17, 2009, 05:33:19 AM
Well, I would have acted more or less the way I did anyway, I think. The problem is that in a next fight, I will be of no use. All my poisoned arrows are gone and my bow disappeared in the maelstrom ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 17, 2009, 05:43:05 AM
you can always make another bow and I am sure at Ximax you can buy some poison for your needs. Or perhaps not, who knows except you.

Do you know if Aminah will be on sight soon?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on May 17, 2009, 06:17:04 AM
She has exams for another month or so.

And making another bow... That's easier said then done. I've never tried making a bow, but I've read the explanation on how to make one and it takes really quite a lot of work, and especially a lot of time to get the bow in the right shape. You can't just take any kind of bowed stick and span a thread inbetween and call that a bow, believe me ;) When you're on the road, there is no time for making a good bow.

And the poisons... Well, they're not Brownie poisons. Roosje wouldn't know what to do with human poisons, she doesn't know anything about them.

I've thought about it, honestly I won't be any use in the next fight ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on May 17, 2009, 06:22:52 AM
Oh, I just read your post. Perhaps you could find Inuya? It would be the idea that she survived the wreck and somehow made it to the side that we need to be on, so you could spot her red fur somewhere in the underbrush. But this is some distance away from where Roosje is lying, so there will be more trouble finding her... :)

Of course, Inuya would probably hide from your draconian form, but perhaps she would trust one of the others, as being of the party that she was part of since the vale.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 19, 2009, 10:26:45 AM
I think Capher could try and coaxe inuya to come out of the underbrush, but it would probably have to be someone else who Inuya will go to.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Simonne Miller on May 19, 2009, 02:46:38 PM
Ok, sorry for the late notice but from today I definitely won't have time to post until June 7th. I'd appreciate it if you guys could take Roosje and Inuya with you, they're both on the same side as you guys ;) Today my boyfriend is coming and on Thursday we're going to Slovakia on a holiday :D


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 20, 2009, 04:20:09 AM
Have a great time Simonne. Take plenty of pictures. :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 20, 2009, 05:58:02 AM
I can not really think of anything meaningful to post so please do feel free to find Terra unconcious or sleeping on the bank.

Another thought I had was that perhaps Coore got lost when the ferry broke up, perhaps he ended up on the opposite side or something. Then Terra would need a ride and perhaps Ta'las could offer, then later on as we travel towars Ximax Coore could make his way back. If there are no objections?

In the mean time Terra is just to exhausted for dispare of her mount.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 20, 2009, 04:16:31 PM
I hope I have the time today to bring us a bit forward...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 20, 2009, 11:13:33 PM
So do I. I am lost without your guidance Talia.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 21, 2009, 05:37:08 AM
A Capher, no!   :D

You are giving us a hard time to swallow your new appearance! Can't you talk at all? No mental possibilities like telepathy?

Terra, Coore needs to be on the same side, for otherwise he will have a hard time to cross the river. Well, he could swim. But how would he follow? Maybe someone catches him and brings him to Ximax on the market to sell him, for he does not allow another rider on his back?

If I'm not falling asleep right now, I'm going to save/find Roosje. And then I'll meet you Capher...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 21, 2009, 06:31:00 AM
Too tired to talk to you, Capher-dragon, not a good post either today, I need more sleep!


Btw, my mother is again in hospital, the third vertebra is broken in, this time a breast vertebra, the one she had already broken thirty years ago in a car accident. It is not sure, if that cool new surgery can be done this time. Then the pain will stay for a long time, with the strong painkillers she cannot eat, but vomits.

And both are not able to come to their granddaughter's confirmation on Pentecost :(


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 22, 2009, 11:17:30 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your mother Talia...I will pray for her.

Talia, thank you for the inspiration. I told you I needed you. :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 23, 2009, 02:17:38 AM
Sorry to hear that Talia.

As for myself I have been apartment hunting on a very tight budget. Found a good one, just need to give them a final, I'll take it. Should be ready June 1st and should be moved in the first weekend after all my utilities are hooked up. Will be tight for a while but I need to get out on my own, will likely be looking for a new job after I settle in.

Hope no one is waiting for me to post, can't think of anything to post for the present and any ideas I do toss out for the future are just things that pop into my head as they do. ;) Terra can be found unconsious but alive at any time. ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 24, 2009, 10:49:15 PM
Well my moving time table has been kicked up by a week. Will be moving in next week instead and am not sure when my Internet will be hooked up. Have to call back Monday so the ISP can get that in motion. Hoping they will be able to do the hook up on one of my moving days, which would be the 30th or 31st of this month, if not as soon after that as possible.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on May 24, 2009, 11:29:40 PM
Sorry everyone - I've been away from home unexpectedly due to work and unable to access internet.  I've brought the rest of the group to Capher and Talia.  Roosje, please let me know if you want me to modify my post re: Inuya's response and actions.

Good luck with your move Terra.

Sorry to hear about your mother Talia - I hope she recovers quickly.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 25, 2009, 05:52:02 AM
I teared up when I read your post Talia. It was beautiful.

Ta'las, I felt as if I was reading an Indiana Jones story. Very well written post. I liked the humor at the end.

Now, I need to think of how to respond to both.

Terra, good luck in your move. I do not envy you at all. I hate moving. Too many things you accumulate and wonder why do I have this? And why should I take it with me? Thoughts run through your mind and accumalate as well.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 26, 2009, 03:49:31 AM
Well for the most part I don't have much, but yes I am starting to feel the stress, especially since I don't get as much time with Larissa as I would like. But I am hoping my internet will get hooked up on the 1st, and that I should be online by then. Till then I will very likely be scrambling with lagistics trying to keep all my peices in a row.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on May 28, 2009, 02:26:56 AM
Well I pulled my old HP 2200 Bussines Inkjet out of mothballs last night for my folks and refurbished it this morning. 4 brand new printheads and roughed up the pickup rollers that were getting a little to smooth and not picking up paper propperly. Friday on my day off I will likely be setting that up for them as they will not have access to mine when I move. Still have to do all my address changes, will likely do a lot of that on friday to. I never realized just how involved moving is not including packing!

Still at a loss for what to post so maybe I will have something by the time we settle and make camp. Coore could have just ended up farther up the shore and we will encounter Terra's mount when we are on our way.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 28, 2009, 03:31:03 AM
That will work Terra. Now all we need is Aminah.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on May 30, 2009, 09:46:29 AM
Talia, have not heard how your mother is doing? I hope she is doing better and on the mend.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on June 01, 2009, 12:03:38 AM
Hi guys, nice posts everyone! Talas, just one thing, Inuya is a normal red fox, she's not white ;) I'm still in the middle of my holiday, will be back in about a week or something, will write a post then. Until then I'm sleeping next to Talia's heart ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 01, 2009, 12:45:19 AM
Hi Roosje; Hope your having fun on your holiday.

@the rest of our little group. Have we lost our creativeness? or did my last post leave nothing to continue with?



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 02, 2009, 02:17:11 AM
Will not have internet at home till tonight hopefully. Still waiting for you all to make camp so Terra will wake up. ;) Little hard to post for one who is not currently concious. I figured you would be that far by the time I had internet, but we will get there soon enough.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Damien Scar on June 03, 2009, 12:25:47 AM
Talia is absent. I believe she is with her mother and father. Capher would have hard time making camp as he is except perhaps bring in dry wood. I will give it one more day and then if we do not hear anything from Talia or Ta'las then I will think of something to get things moving along.

BTW Terra how was your move? Are you all settled in yet?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 03, 2009, 02:43:27 AM
No, I'm at home very busy. :)    I survived the great event, but now I'm exhausted, will try to get a post till I vanish for Taizé next week. Pictures from my pretty daughter will come :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 03, 2009, 03:45:37 AM
It went quite well. Still have a few boxes to unpack and I am sure a few will get repacked and stored. Slowly getting everything together to have a livable home. Made Hotwings last night, and a caesar salad from a kit with a twist, added some half cut grape tomatos to my salad. It was quite good for my first meal cooked on my own in my own place. The wings likely could have used more sause, they were not hot nor did they brown quite right despite getting extra time. Though I did learn when making hotwings either wear gloves or make sure you do not have so much as a paper cut, makes the preperation a little uncomfortable. ;) Will have to post pictures on my MySpace when I get a chance tonight I guess.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 04, 2009, 12:52:46 AM
No time left to do a post , will be back on Friday night!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 04, 2009, 01:12:37 AM
Have a great time Talia in Taize, wherever that is? *reminds himself to look up Taize on map*

Hey, it sounds like you are doing good in your apt Terra. If you cook that good, I am coming for a visit. ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 04, 2009, 05:45:15 AM
Well, well enough I have not given myself food poisoning yet. Would not even call myself a 1 star chef yet.

Think I am in need of an air conditioner though.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 05, 2009, 11:28:06 PM
Wherever you moved to Terra, if it is hot, then you need air, even if your apt is small, you need air, or if it does not have enough window cross breeze you need air, or at the very least a ceiling fans.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 06, 2009, 03:18:16 AM
Well got one the other day, when I get home the appartment is 31 degees celcius, I have a ceiling fan but it really does not do anything. Even just using the air conditioner in fan mode only maintains 31 degrees.

Blew a fuse last night, discovered I can not run my computer and air conditioner under load on the same circuit at the same time. So I am going to run an extention cord to the other side of the room for my computer as the outlet there is on a different circuit. See if that helps.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 06, 2009, 04:27:51 AM
Good luck, Terra.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 06, 2009, 09:05:42 PM
Hiho, please read my post in the Destiny OOC - Aminah is unconscious on my Aj!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on June 06, 2009, 09:13:03 PM
Thanks for looking after Aminah for me!

So sorry about my unannounced disappearance - exams and stuff just got on top of me and I decided I had to avoid santharia to get anything done :P.  Really sorry, I should have said something and not just left :(


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 06, 2009, 10:15:27 PM
So are you back Aminah, or still swamped?

Ok, Talia. Did not read the OOC message in Destiny about Aminah. Will edit my post.

Ta'las, my friend, where did you go?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on June 06, 2009, 10:34:22 PM
I'm back, just need to read up to where we are and then I will revive her if that's ok?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 08, 2009, 12:59:35 AM
No problem with me Aminah; just glad your along for the ride.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on June 09, 2009, 10:54:52 AM
Hi everyone,

Sorry for the long absence.   :blush:  I've been extremely sick lately with flu, but I'm feeling better now and will post once I've caught up on what's happened.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Damien Scar on June 10, 2009, 02:30:14 AM
Oh so sorry Ta'las. I am glad that you are feeling better. It was not the swine flu was it?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on June 11, 2009, 11:48:30 PM
Ok, my next post will be for this story, though not entirely sure when that'll be :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 12, 2009, 12:49:24 AM
Spreading yourself a bit thin are we Roosje?  ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Koka Bentarm on June 12, 2009, 05:15:27 AM
Yeah. Nothing new there ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on June 13, 2009, 04:33:17 AM
Yay postiness!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 16, 2009, 03:02:05 AM
Did we lose everybody? I know Talia is absent, but what about the rest of you. Aminah you could awaken. Ta'las you could post how you saw the glow and the change in me and then revive Terra. There is so much that could be said and done.

I apologize if I am pushing. Perhaps Ta'las is still recovering from his bout of flu and does not feel well enough to post. And Aminah could still be recovering from her exams.

Sorry.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 16, 2009, 03:15:34 AM
I'm back!!! *waves*

At least my body is back ;)

Let's see, if I manage a post today as well as reading all..


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 16, 2009, 03:38:19 AM
Still here, waiting and watching between bouts of working and keeping home. Love the sound of that, Home, feels great to actually have one. Have not felt at home in so long. Many would argue the point when I would claim to be "Homeless" but have a place to live. I was homeless, just no "Houseless", to me there is a grave differance.

I feel truly for those who are houseless, who have no shelter from the cruelty of nature. I feel more for those who are homeless, who may well be houseless as well but not all who are houseless are homeless. Some are strong enough to carry there home in their hearts and not in the material of shelter or possessions. Not all who have shelter or possessions have a home either.

I will post again when the opertunity arises or if I gain inspiration for an intermediate post.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 17, 2009, 12:06:08 AM
WB Talia. How was your trip? I hope you enjoyed yourself. :pet:



I believe I understand you completely Terra about being homeless, yet not houseless...there are many times I used to feel the same way. Especially when I was in the Navy and aboard a ship.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on June 17, 2009, 03:01:48 AM
Ok, finally got my butt into gear and caught up with everything.  Hope I got everything in the right place but let me know if not.

I get what you mean too Terra - living in student halls is ok, but they can never feel like home really.  Too impersonal and you don't live there long enough.  I'm not someone who can carry my home with me, although I have become very attached to this city as a whole instead.  And to certain friends.  I guess that's what makes it a home really - the people who are there with you, at least for me.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 17, 2009, 11:31:33 PM
Glad to see you up and around Ami. Very nice post.

I hope my last post did not offend anyone. If it did I will edit it.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 18, 2009, 12:59:30 AM
Offend, Capher?

I'll post in around three hours, and some OOC as well. First dinner now and some garden stuff, sun is shining!


Edit: Posted!

Capher, imprsssive post, didn't know what you were able to do!

Glad to have you back Aminah! :)  We will need you soon, I think Talia is going soon over the border , if more strange things happen! :)

Ta'las, are you better now, was your family also ill?



My trip was fine, though I'm still a bit exhausted. And the shimmer Taizé had is a bit gone. It was great to be there, the weather was mostly fine (we never had to wait for our meals in the rain). But as I accompanied a youth group, I had to lead one in the morning as well (10+ youngsters of 15/16) , talking about Jesus, Petrus, love and being young. In the afternoon we had to prepare a presentation - and to clean, either broom whole areas, or collect rubbish  - or clean the toilets. The last was not this bad as it sounds though. Three times a day were very nice prayers with mostly songs and a time of silence inbetween. My problem was, that many of the youths came with school-classes, so more or less forced and therefore not really interested in the talks in the morning. That disappointed me quite a bit - for that I had in daily school life as well. Another problem was, that the adults were meant to sit at the walls, more guarding the youths in the middle of the church, which might be the cause , that I was not so much drawn into the whole atmosphere there as I had wished to. Not that I could have sat on the floor so long. Helen-Elise had some problems with the group also - two girls were mobbing her in the beginning and she had still her cold. She would have prefered to be there with a friend and not with the group to which she never got close during the last half year of her confirmation lessons.

But well, it was quite an experience, the melodies are still in my head. I will post a few pics once I have sorted them out!



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 18, 2009, 06:01:07 AM
Oh Capher can do much much more once he has his full powers back, Talia. Right now he is depending upon his staff.

Capher is related to the most powerful Adamant Dragon that ever lived; Ol'Dem'Brey. I would update my CD, but I am afraid to because I believe that all of the mods would have a difficult time with it. So, I will leave it as it is.

I cannot wait to see the pics, Talia.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 20, 2009, 01:19:03 AM
Very nice post Ta'las, except one thing my firestorm burned most everything including the grove. My suggestion is that Terra awakes, and then we find Aminah's horse or visa versa and then we get on the road and ride until we come to an old country inn and there we can rest. I want to get to Strata and begin the next chapter of our story if at all possible.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 20, 2009, 01:39:48 AM
LOL, Capher, wrong story ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 20, 2009, 02:38:01 AM
LOL Yeah, would be a long way... and in the wrong direction. We soo need to get you Ximax. :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 20, 2009, 11:40:19 AM
 :rolling: OOPS...I mean Ximax...yep loosing memory quick.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on June 22, 2009, 11:22:49 AM
Ok - Capher, please modify my last post as you think it should be, or simply delete it altogether.  I was simply trying to get us moving.



Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 23, 2009, 01:07:43 AM
Ta'las my friend I understand you wanting us to get moving. I will just make a post and clear things up, no need for you to edit. I think you may even like it.

@Talia, congrats on your Lifetime Achievement Award!! my dear friend. :thumbup: :heart:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 24, 2009, 10:08:10 PM
Did we lose Aminah?

Talia, I know you are out there.

Am I pushing?  If I am just tell me and I will just wait. I should remember that people have lives outside of Caelereth...sorry. :(


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 24, 2009, 10:21:21 PM
No, we didn't lose Aminah. She told me to post here, and I did. So now it's my turn to tell her to post here :D I'll go do that now ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on June 25, 2009, 12:02:50 AM
Just thinking how to post, sorry - I was waiting for everyone to have posted and then the things I had planned to do next wouldn't really work.  I'll think of something, just haven't quite worked out how she would react to everything without running off screaming yet.  Plus I want to get her horse back somehow.  Hmmmm.....


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 25, 2009, 12:18:00 AM
Well all of that need not happen in one post either. ;) I think the emediate problems are not running away screaming as you stated and getting Ta'las well again. Surely Aminah has considered that having more people searching for her horse would make it far easier? None the less, post as you feel is best.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on June 25, 2009, 12:28:26 AM
Good point, shorter more regular posting might work a lot better!  I'll get on it when I get back from salsa class, sorry to keep you waiting.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 25, 2009, 12:55:52 AM
Also Aminah if you have been reading my posts you should have read that I heard a horse whinny by the beach where we had been. I was trying to subtly tell you that your horse is finding you, if that helps you at all?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 25, 2009, 11:00:34 PM
@Talia, what problem is there here that you mentioned needed attention in Destiny?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 25, 2009, 11:47:29 PM
That, somehow, at least for me, The Heart is currently not as thrilling for me as is Destiny, though we had a great action lately. But I don't know why. There were times when I couldn't wait to log in and write. The passages with some of that  fun are lost to that crash though, but I still remember Bium ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 25, 2009, 11:54:08 PM
Capher, how far do you think is the forest burned? Your fire didn't have too much time to burn down a considerable amount of wood. It is not clear, how far Ta'las actually went. Anyhow, we are now in this burned area and Ta'las mind is again off. What next? Will he recover thanks to Aminah? Soon? I'm a bit at loss what to write except that I worry for Ta'las.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 26, 2009, 01:36:22 AM
I think, if I understand the way Capher wrote it, that the magic of the staff exagurated the fire by adding to it for the few moments of Caphers unattention. Much like when he decided to dry everything the river began to dry up as well. Really a matter of magic not properly controlled compounding in unexpected and often dangerious ways.

As for the other issue, I think it has began to dull some because we don't appear to have any characters offering comedic relief. Avour, Bium, Kenriil all offered a sense of relief to the serious theme of the story. I think we should keep our eye out for such a character to fill that role and add some amusement back into the story.

I think the other problem is the inconsistant pace we have been keeping, either because of the former, or because of RL interuptions and what not. If we can set a good consistent pace things may flow a little easier.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 26, 2009, 07:13:16 AM
@Terra, your assessment of what had happened was correct. I should have written it better.

@Talia, I am sorry that TH does not hold your interest as much as other stories do.

@all of the characters. Is it a possibility that TH has lost its usefulness as a story?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 26, 2009, 07:31:55 AM
As someone from the outside looking in:

No, I don't think its lost its usefulness, or its granduer.  I think all stories go through highs and lows.  You might be in a lull right now, but I'm sure that it will swing back up again.  To be quite honest, from my perspective, the story seems to be at a great point right now.  The excitement of the elemental on the ferry, and the changing of Capher into his dragon form; its all quite interesting. 

Other stories are just new, and that new story smell is always an exciting draw.  But good stories will continue, and I think that this one is a good story.

Sorry for butting in.  Keep up the good work.  Good luck.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 26, 2009, 09:49:31 AM
Thank you Altario for your comments. Perhaps if I work on making TH more challenging it will excite the players more.

I just have to figure out how to do that.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 26, 2009, 02:41:35 PM
I don't think it has lost any usefulness, I still like playing in this story a lot. We've had quite a bit of action lately, I'm not sure how much more action you can get without it getting over the top. Like Alt said, sometimes the new stories can make the ones where you've been playing quite some time seem dull, just because you've been playing them for years (in the case of Thalambath's heart).

So yeah, whatever we decide... I vote against any sort of hiatus because of lost usefulness, because that's just not true ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 26, 2009, 03:57:21 PM
Capher, please, don't give up so easily, just because I am (and that may be just me) a bit tired right now. And - there is only one other story I'm playing it and that is Destiny - and even there I have only a guest role, or two ;) Maybe I'm currently just tired of playing Talia. Frankly, I was a bit surprised when reading that you question the usefulness of the story as a whole, just because I think Destiny flows better at the moment than the Heart.

I don't think, making it more "challenging" will do it. Could be, that Terra is right, and we need a 'comical' character, or one, with whom we could 'fight' internal, so that there is some friction between the group members. Maybe that's it what makes Destiny fun - Ana quarrels all the time with Alt and Damien with Rhia. We are all so friendly together and good people.... nothing against good, but we need some edges.

I've just had an idea - maybe I'll bring for some time one (or even two?) of my other characters in, and send Talia home for some time (or just let her act on a low level only).

But let us go to Ximax first, quickly!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on June 26, 2009, 04:45:22 PM
Although I haven't played here much yet I still thing it's one of the more exciting, more entertaining stories.  I just need to get into the rhythm of it!  If you would like some extra conflict I've got one idea how I can provide some...if I get time today between packing (I'm moving house this evening) I'll write another post with some (minor) drama.

Edit:  Oh...er, this is Aminah in case anyone's forgotten!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on June 27, 2009, 12:59:27 AM
Thank you all for your comments, encouragement and ideas. I did a lot of thinking last night. I was up until 2AM this morning reading TH posts compared to Destiny, Frozen Darkness, and all the others and I came to the conclusion it is not that TH needs more excitement, nor more drama or even a comical relief. What TH needs is I believe these things:

1. More character interaction, mostly not being so nice to everyone. IE(I burned a portion of a forest, drenched us all and then warmed us all up and yet no one, even became frightned or yelled at me!)

Another example, (You hear a strange voice in your head and though it says it is Capher and do not be afraid, I am not too sure if some strange voice started speaking to my mind that I would react so calm, even if I was told to do so. I would be suspicious, wondering if this was some sort of trick...even after I found out that it was Capher I would be more inclined to see him in a different way...etc etc}

There was a small bit that Ta'las said, but that was it. In RL we all have our good days and bad, in this story it seems like we only have good, at least among amongst our characters. As Talia pointed out in Destiny there is the underlying animosities between the characters, but they work together because of their need for one another no matter what their personal differences or attitudes may be toward one another.

2. Capher needs to stop directing the story and let the characters do it for themselves. When I say Capher I mean both myself and my character. I will take Frozen Darkness as an example this time,(though Destiny could also be used) I see in FD already me trying to "control" the story. If it were not for Alt reigning me in, to speak of, then I could see me trying to "invoke" my will upon his story.

It is a major fault of mine and I need to learn to step out of the way. In both FD and in Destiny I see Alt's vision of his stories as allowing the characters to move the story and not him, nor his character. In other words he does not "invoke" his will, either he himself or his character, upon anyone. He lets it and everyone playing in it move the story forward at its own pace and time.

3. Guest spots  I think Alt's idea for guest spots is fantastic. I believe we could do the same, especially when it comes to villany, comical, or even someone who drops an important piece of information that the main group needs. It may be that some of those guest spots become regulars, but that would be determined by the whole group. New blood in a story can enliven it, make it fresh and new again.

I know because of my RL issues that Talia and the rest of you had to carry this story, but expecially Talia and she has a right to be tired, as do the rest of you, but Talia most of all, as she is dealing with her own RL issuses. I am not saying that Terra's move and interests nor Ta'las with his family, nor Roosje, or Aminah or anyone else I may have forgotten are more important than the others when it comes to this story, so do not get the wrong impression. I guess I am saying that perhaps we are all tired and this tiredness is reflected on our characters, their interactions between them, and the mian story itself.

In my opinion I think TH, its players and characters are the best! And I truly mean that. However as any writer knows that in the middle of a novel you need to have an ebb and flow to the plot and sub-plots or else your characters become flat and they lose interest in what they are doing and even if you have a slam bang climax just around the corner, even your reader will lose interest in the middle of the novel and close the book.

I believe I as mod have tried to keep an ebb and flow to TH, however I may have been wrong. I do not believe so, so that is why I need you to keep on giving me ideas, have your characters become more than just "two dimensional" make them "three dimensional" with flaws, feelings, tempers, suspicions...etc, just like in real life and then I believe TH will become better than it already is.

Thank you my friends for reading this and for being my friends and co-writers of the best story in Caelereth, bar none!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 27, 2009, 04:28:20 AM
Well you know I have been tossing out my thoughts of the moment. They may not be immediately applicable. My main reason for Terra's long sleep was to make her easier to carry over the indeterminate amount of time I would not have Internet access at home hoping by the time I was back camp would be set up and ready for her to awake. I think we could explain away the lack of reaction or suspicion as mental and physical shock. Everyone is just sort of numb to things right now and perhaps suspicion may settle in as the shock wares off and the groups minds begin to work more properly.

Now I have a more immediate idea for Terra awaking. The basic Idea is the, Amin some how manages to sooth Ta'las' mind enough to be susceptible to Caphers mind speech and open to considering what he is being told as a possibility. He is of course suspicious of such claim and so Capher has to convince Ta'las to abandon his futile attempts at starting a fire to go to her side and see for himself. This would be the point where Terra wakes up groggily from the long sleep, her eyes blured and out of focus, then focusing on one form "Capher" which obviously in his current appearance startles her, she may try to ask who or what you are.

Now, am I correct in assuming that while you are using mind speech Capher that you somehow project your presence into the minds of those you are speaking to? If so would it be possible that, if Terra were to enter a meditative state, turning her senses toward her mindscape that she may see Capher in his human form there communicating with her? This could also cause some tension among the others as they become suspicious, but Terra having seen him in her mind knows for sure it is Capher. Perhaps the others begin to distrust her as some how being under your control in that case as I do not believe anyone with maybe the exception of Amin can do this, though I think she may well divine the same truth by probing at your mind and feeling the same as when she had on the ferry.

Thoughts?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 27, 2009, 04:55:06 AM
Let's be careful not to get suspicious of everyone now ;) There are other ways of having 'friction' as well. My problem at the moment is a little bit that for Roosje, it's all pretty abstract, mostly because all her companions are several times her size, both in height and width. So if one of them is wearing Capher's clothes and somehow tells her that he is Capher, she might as well believe him. If giants exist, why not have one of them be a dragon? Stranger things are whispered of about the Storyteller ;)

I was trying to get some 'human' emotion by having Roosje feel useless (and often overlooked) in the group. Perhaps this might be used in some way? Especially now that she lost her bow, all she's good for is eating their food, and she's not even very good at that because she can't eat much.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 27, 2009, 11:35:11 PM
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1. More character interaction, mostly not being so nice to everyone. IE(I burned a portion of a forest, drenched us all and then warmed us all up and yet no one, even became frightned or yelled at me!)

Yes and no. I think our reaction was not this bad - we were emotionally worn out, so we took your actions just as granted. It went quite quickly anyway and in the end we were dry and warm, which was nice. I think none of us had the power to trouble.

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Another example, (You hear a strange voice in your head and though it says it is Capher and do not be afraid, I am not too sure if some strange voice started speaking to my mind that I would react so calm, even if I was told to do so. I would be suspicious, wondering if this was some sort of trick...even after I found out that it was Capher I would be more inclined to see him in a different way...etc etc}

My trust in you is so great, Capher, nothing can shake me ;)

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There was a small bit that Ta'las said, but that was it. In RL we all have our good days and bad, in this story it seems like we only have good, at least among amongst our characters. As Talia pointed out in Destiny there is the underlying animosities between the characters, but they work together because of their need for one another no matter what their personal differences or attitudes may be toward one another.

We should introduce more badmood/good mood days , I agree, but you can't get the animosity of Damien and Rhia. And Ana is only angra at times with altario, so there is no real friction. Well, if he behaves this stupid, Ana can't help  :buck:
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2. Capher needs to stop directing the story and let the characters do it for themselves. When I say Capher I mean both myself and my character. I will take Frozen Darkness as an example this time,(though Destiny could also be used) I see in FD already me trying to "control" the story. If it were not for Alt reigning me in, to speak of, then I could see me trying to "invoke" my will upon his story.

It is a major fault of mine and I need to learn to step out of the way. In both FD and in Destiny I see Alt's vision of his stories as allowing the characters to move the story and not him, nor his character. In other words he does not "invoke" his will, either he himself or his character, upon anyone. He lets it and everyone playing in it move the story forward at its own pace and time.

Yes and no, some directive is necessary, I think, the 'plan' the admins want to have, and this plan exists for Destiny as well.

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3. Guest spots  I think Alt's idea for guest spots is fantastic. I believe we could do the same, especially when it comes to villany, comical, or even someone who drops an important piece of information that the main group needs. It may be that some of those guest spots become regulars, but that would be determined by the whole group. New blood in a story can enliven it, make it fresh and new again.

Yes and no again. Depends as always who it is and how long he will stay...

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I know because of my RL issues that Talia and the rest of you had to carry this story, but expecially Talia and she has a right to be tired, as do the rest of you, but Talia most of all, as she is dealing with her own RL issuses. I am not saying that Terra's move and interests nor Ta'las with his family, nor Roosje, or Aminah or anyone else I may have forgotten are more important than the others when it comes to this story, so do not get the wrong impression. I guess I am saying that perhaps we are all tired and this tiredness is reflected on our characters, their interactions between them, and the mian story itself.

That may well be. But I hope it will get better soon, though my parents keep to trouble me.

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In my opinion I think TH, its players and characters are the best! And I truly mean that. However as any writer knows that in the middle of a novel you need to have an ebb and flow to the plot and sub-plots or else your characters become flat and they lose interest in what they are doing and even if you have a slam bang climax just around the corner, even your reader will lose interest in the middle of the novel and close the book.

I believe I as mod have tried to keep an ebb and flow to TH, however I may have been wrong. I do not believe so, so that is why I need you to keep on giving me ideas, have your characters become more than just "two dimensional" make them "three dimensional" with flaws, feelings, tempers, suspicions...etc, just like in real life and then I believe TH will become better than it already is.

You have touched a sore spot here. I often have rushed my posts lately - but we are not this much pressing forward... I will change that.


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Thank you my friends for reading this and for being my friends and co-writers of the best story in Caelereth, bar
none!

I always enjoyed writing with you Capher, and was very desperate when you left the first time... 


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 28, 2009, 07:54:47 AM
@Terra

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if Terra were to enter a meditative state, turning her senses toward her mindscape that she may see Capher in his human form there communicating with her?

Wouldn't you not see his true form, the dragon ? Even more dragon than now?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on June 28, 2009, 12:14:53 PM
I have considered that to, but as Caphers thoughts are human and not draconian I figured it would be just as likely that for his human form to be represented in his draconian form or even just a booming voice from the sky so to speak.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 01, 2009, 05:58:24 AM
Are you ok, if I bring one of my characters in? Or eventually even two. (Not that I have so many). Both are nice chars as well of course, but .....  only for a short time though.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 01, 2009, 06:01:44 AM
Talia, I am fine with whatever you do. Who are your character(s) and what role will they play?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 02, 2009, 04:44:02 AM
Let me surprise you. They are not too different from Ana'Mirl and Lori...  :)  but I have to find a way first to introduce them effectively. I might chose to post sometimes in one account though, if that is alright. conversations are easier then.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 07, 2009, 04:08:21 AM
I'll post as soon as I have the ok of Kalina - hopefully. For I need to have a little twist to one of my chars.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 07, 2009, 05:16:39 AM
I'm here, just waiting for Ta'las' reaction so I can work in my next post.

Hope you find out where the vacation money went and can rain check it.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 08, 2009, 04:21:21 PM
Ok, I've got the permission of Kali to add an extra ability to one of my chars I will introduce as guest for a little time. I will see, if I remove Talia for that time or if I only do short posts with her.

I do not yet post the char description, you as a player don't know more about those two as I write about them. I hope that will make the story more interesting.

I will post for the two under one account in the beginning, for so I can write nicer dialogues without having to re-log..

So, welcome Hieronibus and Mimi!

(after breakfast!)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on July 08, 2009, 05:18:14 PM
Alright, this should be fun ^.^ I'll wait for Talia's post and then see if I can post one of my own :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 08, 2009, 06:19:50 PM
I'm busy writing ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 09, 2009, 03:45:10 AM
Excellent post Talia, very well written :thumbup: and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

I wonder how the old man is going to react if Capher mind speeches to him... :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on July 09, 2009, 04:17:14 AM
Haha, why would they be afraid of Roosje? Step on her and she goes splat, nothing to be afraid of there  :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 09, 2009, 04:41:30 AM
It would be like a kitchen maid seeing a mouse. She would jump on a chair, skirts up and screaming :rolling:

Besides Brownie's have magic. They are born with it. I am sure Roosje could do something to get splatted... :lol:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 16, 2009, 11:10:14 PM
Is Ta'las around? Have not seem him in a while.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 18, 2009, 01:43:16 PM
Still here - work's just been a little busy lately.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 19, 2009, 01:00:14 AM
I'm back! Quite exhausted but it was a great fishing trip. Hope to be able to post if need be by tomorrow.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 22, 2009, 02:27:27 AM
Is Talia around? I don't think I can post anything useful until her two characters interact with one of you or the old man acknowledges his daughter's observation about Capher.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 22, 2009, 06:50:34 AM
Tomorrow! :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 22, 2009, 12:59:33 PM
Fantastic! Looking forward to reading your next brilliant post.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 23, 2009, 07:09:51 AM
Don't adulate me, Capher!   :buck:

Well.... if you do not react to Hiero, he can't do anything to freshen up the story...  he is already out and on his way again...


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 29, 2009, 03:16:19 AM
Why not Talia? You need adulation as you deserve it. ;)

I reacted to Heiro and Mimi reacted to Roosjie, but no one it seems reacted to each other. Perhaps RL is in the way. I know I was very busy this past weekend in RL and besides summer is hard a season to get people to RP, as there are so many other distractions.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on July 29, 2009, 03:22:48 AM
I'm around, just not too active roleplaying wise as my weekends are filled to the brim and during weeks I get home pretty late and I don't have too much creative energy...

But I'll try to get a post up soon :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 29, 2009, 09:26:03 PM
Terra, Hiero has already left the clearing..... only Mimi is still here.

Capher, you ignored Hiero - with reason, that's true, but that's not how life comes in a story.

People, let us quickly go to Ximax, bring Capher to the orb and settle in an inn. And then let the story rest for some time, three months or so. It has no use to continue, when most are busy, tired or something else.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 29, 2009, 11:14:22 PM
Terra had meant to follow after him, I am however quite distracted as I am not determined to find or rather obtain one of the higher paying jobs out there, and hopefully then in short order terminate all association with my current workplace. I am beyond point of no return with them as even provided with my moving budget and demonstrating that the pay was inadequate at best was still denied a raise. Which should be noted I am making only $11.31 an hour and get 10% commission on my sale, though I am at least on paper anyway the retail store manager and sales per month are at best $400 a month during the summer months after our move to the current location.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on July 30, 2009, 12:44:59 AM
And again I'm really sorry that I'm not posting - I just seem to be completely without creativity at the moment, here and on the dev board.  I blame job hunting, it's depressing and takes up my head space and I forget how long it's been since I last posted which is forever :(.  It seems after waiting so long to get into this story I don't seem to be able to motivate myself to post, and I don't really think it's because of this story or anything, it's just bad timing. 

So I don't know what to do.  Do I carry on being crap and slow at posting?  Or should I bow out?  Because I don't want to slow you guys down any more than I already have, it's not far on you.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 30, 2009, 02:18:58 AM
Ok, lets do what Talia suggested and perhaps in a couple of months we can continue with a fresh outlook and creativity.

Once Roosjie tells Mimi what and who we are I suggest that Heiro and Mimi take them to Ximax with a bit of bribery perhaps since I am not sure Heiro wants to go to back to Ximax, though I am not sure about that.

We get to Ximax, we somehow convince the leaders to allow me into where the Orb is supposedly kept, I gain my powers and then we convince Heiro and Mimi to take us to an inn outside of Ximax and then we all rest as Talia has suggested.

If that sounds like a plan to all of you then say "Yes" and we will move on.

@Aminah, we want you in the story so do not bow out. Just do the best you can as far as posting and then when we get to the inn...we can all rest and the story will be put in hiatus for a couple of months.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on July 30, 2009, 07:05:01 AM
Ok - I will go along with the plan to get to Ximax and rest for a short time.  Though I have been busy lately, I can still post if any of you wish to still interact during our short time off.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 30, 2009, 05:51:30 PM
Terra, I dearly hope you find a proper and well paid job soon - and you as well, Aminah!

Aminah - no, you are not allowed to bow out  ;) :buck:

Let's see, if we really need Hieronimus and Mimi, if we are going to stop for a while in Ximax. We do not even need to play much into the tavern, just lets get to Ximax and stay there, the rest will follow in autumn.

And I'm away till Sunday, and afterwards a bit busy with Carlos, but I'm here from then on.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on July 31, 2009, 02:33:53 AM
Fine with me Talia and Ta'las I would still like to continue to RP, with anyone, who wishes to during this period. So all we have to now is wait upon Roosjie to post, which I am sure will be forthcoming as soon as she can find the time.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on July 31, 2009, 05:08:42 AM
Thanks guys, I'm glad you still want me....I wasn't sure if I was annoying people too much with my non-posting.

I shall strive harder!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on July 31, 2009, 12:59:06 PM
Yes maybe it is best to get this story to a point where it can rest in a less driven nature. Perhaps recoup ourselves with our characters a little as well with some time for light socialisation without the immediate need to run off. It has been haniously hot and humid here the last few days, in the mid to high 80s F with a relative humidity in the low to mid 50% range. Have my air conditioner on in De-Humidify mode trying to get the humidity down and on my lappy just trying not to produce to much heat. :(

BTW, Talia if I can catch you, it Hiro indeed to far along for Terra to briskly catch up eventually? If so I will indeed go back and edit my post. Just a struggle to work up the energy to do much right now.

Not even sure what will be the lesser of two evils in terms of light to make my salad by... Lighting up my oil lamp and puting it ontop of the stove and let the hood take out the heat, or the incandescent bulbs in my kitchen light which seem to get quite warm as well. Slowly converting them to Compact Florescent though, so my power bill will not be so terribly bad, they also run much cooler.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 05, 2009, 05:57:09 PM
I think Hiero is too far away, in his rage he would not have heard you anyway - but poor Mimi is still around... ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 05, 2009, 11:08:00 PM
I see in re reading now that in my haste my post was somewhat unclear in her attempt to pursue him. I will edit it to clarify this and expand on it. ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on August 07, 2009, 02:30:29 AM
Aminah and Ta'las and Roosjie perhaps you can think of something to post.

@Talia, perhaps Mimi will respond to Terra. Also would Hiero leave Mimi by herself?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on August 07, 2009, 04:11:33 AM
Ugh... I should really learn how to post sooner! I hope this is ok, if not I can always change my post :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 07, 2009, 06:16:17 PM
Ah, Capher, I don't think Mimi would be interested in Terra right now, with such a cute little Brownie at hand..

Roosje, it is fine what you wrote, I'll try to answer soon. I'm was a bit busy with Helen-Elise having some pain in her belly, not too bad, but the visits at doctors take so much time away. An ultrashall didn't reveal anything and the recommendation so far was - more sports ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on August 09, 2009, 05:21:29 PM
Hey, I wanted to write a reply, but I was wondering something. Roosje knows by now that Capher is a shapeshifting dragon, but is there also a way for her to know that the whole burning thing was accidental?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on August 10, 2009, 09:36:15 AM
@Talia, probably not, but Capher was desperate and did not know if Roosjie could hear his mind speech.

@ Roosjie, very nice post.  Also I do not think she would know if the fire, rain, and warming were all accidental and caused by Capher...yet. She would have to ask him and then he would tell her. Though after hearing what Mimi told her she could possibly make an educated guess that Capher had done all of that.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 17, 2009, 07:01:56 AM
I think we are stuck. If nobody speaks against it, I will write us to Ximax in the next days, where we can close the story for some time, alright?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on August 17, 2009, 07:04:21 AM
NP, Talia.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on August 17, 2009, 09:14:55 AM
I am indeed stuck and torn. Thought Terra had her doubts that Capher was Capher, they are now gone that he has "Spoken" to her. Surely no one can think so much like Capher as to order their thoughts in such a way to speak in them just as Capher speaks in his voice?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Roosje Greenfields on August 17, 2009, 02:44:53 PM
I'm also not quite sure what to write anymore. I thought that if maybe Roosje knew the whole fire thing was accidental, she could use that to convince Hiero to help them. However, if she doesn't even know for sure yet that it *was* caused by Capher, I have no idea how to have her convince them that they need their help.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Damien Scar on August 28, 2009, 12:37:27 AM
I do not want to let this story die...If need be I will push forward our progress so that we all can get out of this predicament we seem to be in.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 28, 2009, 04:34:12 AM
Don't worry Capher, I'll write us to Ximax, was just a bit busy.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on August 28, 2009, 10:55:44 AM
Thank you Talia and understood....


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 02, 2009, 09:20:28 PM
I'm away for a few days, staying again with my parents, but when I'm back I will bring us to Ximax.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on September 03, 2009, 10:49:32 AM
No problem Talia; I will pray for your parents and for you and your family.

Take care;

Capher.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on September 15, 2009, 12:45:48 AM
Hey everybody I am back from the hospital, but not up to posting yet. Probably in a week. Just wanted to let everyone know that I am fine, tired as an ole hound dog, but alive and still praising God.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 18, 2009, 12:15:16 AM
Welcome back Capher, take your time and regain your strength. As always you are more important to us than your posts. You have become a dear friend.

Talia, I hope all is well on your front, best wishes to you and your family.

Sorry I have not been around so much... really no excuses, just got too busy doing to little. Think I am on the right track now. Still at a loss for what to post as well. Hope all are well.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 18, 2009, 02:55:08 AM
So glad you are back, Capher!

I had hoped that I could do a lot of writing during the holidays, especially when I was alone at home with Helen-Elise. I was wrong. We did play together WoW, that#s right, but on the other side we stayed some days with my parents (which are not well, especially my mother has quite a lot of pain, from broken ribs and what else) and then out younger cat Lily was missing for four days and in that time nothing was possible. We went from door to door, asking people if they have seen her.. now she is back, next week all we be in gear again, husband working, kids at school or university. I hope I'll find back to a normal schedule.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on September 22, 2009, 12:10:33 AM
Hi all, unfortunately my recovery is taking longer than I expected...I guess it must mean I am becoming very old.  I am sorry for those of you who were depending upon me to post. Perhaps one of the mods can take over. I am not sure how long yet before I am ready....so very very sorry.

Take care, I miss you all so very very much.

Capher.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on September 27, 2009, 10:30:10 AM
Hey all, my good friends I am back and raring to get this story on track again.

Talia are you going to get us to Ximax? BTW, how are your parents, especially your mother? I have been praying for them and your family...it must be exhausting to you and them.

@the rest of our wonderful players, how have you all been? Fine, I hope.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 27, 2009, 06:12:27 PM
Yes, I'll o it today, I need to get back in my tracks.

Thanks for praying, Capher, my parents need it. My mother is not well , has broken the next vertebra. I need to persuade them to go to a special doctor who is versified in painkilling. But that is not easy.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on September 29, 2009, 01:01:31 AM
Talia, very nice post. I have been thinking about what to write about the orb and everything ever since I knew I was going to Ximax and though several ideas had popped up I forgot to write them down except for a few lines for each idea. I hope when I read them over something will jump out and I will be able to respond.  I do know that I need to research the orb, though I recall I did that the last time and there was not that much to go on except it was buried underneath the acadamy itself.

On a personal note; if your mom continues breaking her vertebrea's will she not become paralyzied soon? I hope that does not happen and I will continue to pray for her and your family. It must be very hard on your father, as well you and the rest of your family...I am so sorry.  Is there not a way the doctors can fuse the bones together to help her?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 29, 2009, 06:29:54 AM
Capher, the orb seems to be a big "stone", don't know if entirely buried or not, over which the central dome was build to protect the environment from its manifestation, radiation, or what else. This dome has to have obviously magical properties as well. If I recall it right, only high level mages are allowed to enter.

Just write what comes to your mind, as long as you come out healthy again.

I don't know, if we should continue soon. Rookie is not here (not on the dev-board either), nor Terra. We should send an email around first, if the time is right to restart it again. I would not mind waiting another few weeks , so that I ca get some other stuff done instead.

Well, my mother still can move, though under pain. Especially out of bed is difficult. I wondered myself, that she has no problems with being able to go to the toilet or with 'sleeping feet' . She had two surgeries already (that ballonkyphoplastie) But she goes already a little bend. It is all so difficult, my father is often under pain as well and needs painkillers on a regular basis. I admit, I'm often relieved when I can leave again, for it is a torture to see your beloved in such a state. And my father has to endure it every day, not to speak from doing all household scores. They scarcely use the help of other people to help them (too stubborn!). *sigh*


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on September 29, 2009, 12:00:11 PM
I am about, just a little lost as to what to post. Think I would need a little prompting from Ta'las as to the state of his character to really come up with anything. I am watching though an looking for an in to get going again.

Talia, I do hope you can convince your parents that your mother should see a specialist for her condition.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on October 01, 2009, 02:53:31 AM
I am going to assume that all of you are in the same room, including Ta'las, who is comforting Terra, and also our mind-soother, whose name escapes me at the moment, along with you Talia.

Once we have been united we will either rest and let the story rest or we could go on. It is your decision.

If we go on, or even if we rest for awhile, Talia I would still like to see Heiro and Mimi again.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 01, 2009, 03:39:44 PM
Hey Capher, dear, don't feel to hurry with your posts! We need to get a bit quicker to our new places, but let the other the freedom to react first before you post. Staying in the academy would have been great, but your knocking at the door came to early. Now Ta'las post comes a bit late.

And, you told some things differently than I did. It is not good to hurry to get a post up, if it contradicts the one before.

- I did not say anything of a rundown inn, we stayed just in one, which seemed to be ok, for I did not describe it.

- And then you tell the story entirely different to what I have written, what is the purpose? We were not held up by a gatekeeper at the outer gate of the city, but went directly to the inn where we are staying. Then Ta'las and I brought you to the gate of the academy, where of course we are let in by a gatekeeper and finally meet one person Talia assumes might be the archmage. No twelve archmagi etc.

- I got it wrong, the orb is, if a kind of stone at all, buried, what is above ground and shielded by the dome is just the magical energy, if there is a materiel shield at all. Seems I imagined this wrongly all time:

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On the inside of the Circle rests one of the Wonders of Santharia: the Tear of Avá, the Uarná'ésh-dél, the Orb of Ximax... Call it what you will, this immensely powerful sphere of magical energy is the heart of the Institute, and the entire City of Mages was built up around this phenomenon. The only mortal beings allowed to enter the roiling energies within the Orb are the Archmagi, during their induction and meetings of the Conclave. It is rumored that the Orb is truly a place where the energies of the Gods can be focused; where the line between the Dream and Night is blurred, and it is the only place where mortals may reach the divine - or so it is told...

Capher, would be cool, if you could remove your post and put it (the edited?) behind Ta'las, would make more sense concerning the chronology of the story.

And again, please let us not hurry at the expense of the quality of the story. It will degrade, if we do not worry about the fitting to the world described on the site. Or if we do not care how it looks. Let us take the time to read all on the site which is necessary for this part of the story. The next task would be to read the entries about Ximax (not so important, if we are not staying here for long), but mainly the Zhirgurhim Dwarves, if we still plan to go there.  (It is a well described , different clan, we would need a good story there though).

We use different tenses anyway, which makes it not easier to read. The roleplaying rules on the site still say, that present tense is what should be used, and we started out with that tense. So would not you all consider to go back to that?

Capher, I'm not sure, that Aminah is with us, she is not yet related to the group. If we all in one room, no idea, it would be a bit crowded. Maybe Ta'las and Terra want an own? ;) And as I said, don't know  yet please, allow the story to evolve. Your healing went very quickly, I assumed you would be away for several days, and we were waiting for you. But that is your decision. (And in this waiting time, the story could have stopped for a while).



I see no chance to bring Mimi and Hiero back, Capher. They are not part of the story and their introduction did not help us much. I have not the time to write this many characters, though writing Mimi is as much fun as Lori, though the two are quite different.

I saw Rookie on the dev-board,  I'm ready to continue the story - without hast - if all others have enough time as well and want to do so.

After spell-checking: ;)

Maybe before we start we should first try to figure out, roughly, what we will experience in the dwarven homes. What we will get to know (finally where the anvil is), but what else will happen? A small sideplot would be cool. but not too long.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on October 01, 2009, 11:03:13 PM
As usual Talia I rushed things...I am sorry. I will delete my post completely and start over again, this time with the right information, though to be honest I did read the part that you just quoted, and I read about the outer city and inner city and the twelve magi and their staffs. I found no reference that the orb is buried. For if it is buried how could anyone see it or touch it as the archmagi do?

However I will do more research on the subject which will allow all of you to react to what has happened.

I do agree that we need to be more careful about tenses, which I admit I am most at fault...again I am sorry. Sometimes I just do not understand. I think I am writing in present tense, but I get confused over what present tense is compared to third person writing.  It may just be the problem between English and German because German is much more precise. I am not sure.

I also agree Talia that we all should read up on the dwarves, the anvil, the sword of fury, and a good well thought out sub-plot would be good too. I had started giving a hint of one back when Eckra spoke to Capher and told him a few things. Perhaps we could start there and with all of our collective minds and energies we can come up with a real nice sub-plot that could meld, if we wished, into the main plot.

I shall take care of my post...post haste.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 03, 2009, 07:24:30 PM
Don't worry about my ramblings Capher ;)

About the orb, I think the confusion might have come from the fact, that there are two 'orbs'.

The one is that whatever crashed into the plain of Ximax and around which the academy was build. If we take the above quote, then whatever it was, it is now buried (which would make sense) and just its magical emanations can be experienced. The mages build some protection , the dome, around that emanation to protect the surrounding. If that protection is entirely of magical nature or a building enforced with magic I have not researched.

What exists also and what you might have read is the Orb of Bluestride (=Xarl)  (http://www.santharia.com/artifacts/orb_of_bluestride.htm). I admit, I had entirely forgotten about it. That thing speaks, but it is something entirely different.

Do we want to plot the story together, or should just two do it, PM, and surprise the others? The outcome has to be, that we need to go to Nyermersys ;)

And if somebody has free time on his hands, the general summary needs to be updated! I loose the overview, where the Heart is.





Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Aminah on October 04, 2009, 08:09:38 PM
Hey Guys,

As you may have guessed from my crappy posting times, over the last year I've been gradually loosing my santharia obsession.  I took the part in this story thinking that such a long running, amazing and well written story would rekindle my interest, but I think I underestimated how much it was waning and even your great storylines haven't helped me.  I mean seriously, if that boat drama couldn't draw me back in I don't think anything can!  So I'm really sorry but I'm going to be leaving all the stories I'm in, and probably just do the odd bit of CD-reading and some stuff on the dev.  Please feel free to use Aminah as an NPC for as long as you want to - I won't use her in anything else and she's been attached to this story for ages even if she wasn't in it.  She's all yours if you want her!  Thanks again for inviting me to join you - even though I didn't really do much it was one of the things that encouraged me to keep rping on this site when I first came and probably contributed to me becoming so enthusiastic about it all in the first place :)

Thanks guys,

Rookie/Aminah xxx

Edit: Ok, slight change of plan - Sim/Roosje would like to take over Aminah's character, and I'm more than happy to let her as we've rped together for ages and I trust her completely.  Would that be ok?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 04, 2009, 08:51:24 PM
Oh, Rookie, I looked forward to rp with you, but we have let you wait too long. I understand your feeling of waning interest though.

It is fine with me, if Irid wants to play Aminah, though I would have preferred, that Rookie was hiding within her.

We need fresh blood, but whom?

Let us exchange some mails!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 06, 2009, 01:54:08 PM
We need two rooms, eh? How could Capher put us just in one! LOL

Ta'las, Terra, you tell us when it is morning and Roosje and I can wake up.

I assume, Aminah has an extra room, for she is not yet part of the group! If Irid wants to pay her, we need to find a reason why she accompanies us. That could be however now - or later.

And - we definitely need a plot around Roosje now, otherwise we really will forget her and leave her behind in some place.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on October 07, 2009, 01:36:38 AM
Yes, yes you will. And we don't want that, do we :P

I'm still thinking if I should take on Aminah or not. I would like to, but I don't think I have enough creative energy at the moment to really play two people in this story so... I will let you know soon :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 07, 2009, 12:50:51 PM
Ta'las, I hope you don't mind i puppeted you along a little, just wanted to keep us moving. Left it open incase there was anything you wanted to add, or of not I can extend the post and bring us to morning.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 07, 2009, 01:56:26 PM
Well, would be cool if you wrote just one post, which tells us, that we came to Ximax and that she left us there, took another room. Just saying good bye in a post.

I didn't mention her doing anything of that kind in my post, not knowing what would happen.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Talas Anthavin on October 09, 2009, 10:01:02 AM
Great post Terra.  I've brought us through to morning. Hopefully tastefully done.  ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 09, 2009, 10:35:34 PM
You both wrote good posts! :)

I shouldn't let forward the posts of this story. This way I get an email and has to read it. I'm not here, as you ca see!


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 13, 2009, 01:45:36 AM
Shall I resurrect us now?  Roosje can I write, that I find you sleeping in the common room near your fox?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on October 13, 2009, 02:46:09 AM
Yes, no problem. Wasn't planning to stay up all night ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on October 13, 2009, 02:52:09 AM
I have decided not to write what I experienced in the academy, instead I am just going to be human again (in form) and show up at your room whenever you guys are ready.

I also thought about Roosjie and why we have her in the first place and it dawned on me it was because she is the only one who knows how to find the Kurikim dwarves. So she definately needs to be with us.

I also thought about Tris's Armoury. I had read about it when I was researching Ximax and other things concerning the different swords of fury. The problem I have is there was no information on Tris that I could find that could help us or direct us in the right direction to find it. So, do we make it up? Which could upset some dev people, or does someone have info on Tris that I have missed (which is usually the case)

It is a shame that we are losing Aminah for part of the sub-plot I was thinking of, was using Eckra to attack the minds of our party and only Aminah's skills would help. However since we do not have Aminah then I have decided to drop it.

The search for Tris's armoury could be the sub-plot we should work on collectively as I think that all of us, not just one or two (I or Talia) come up with something.  So start throwing out ideas, places, things, people, whatever and then the rest can add or subtract from it until we come up with a well thought out sub-plot.  Any surprises in that sub-plot can be done by anyone in the story but must first be approved by either myself or Talia and the surprise must be sent by either email or a private message.

I am working on Eckra himself and what is happening with him. Throughout the rest pf tje story bits and pieces will be revealed and it will be up to you to read and discover what is happening outside of our own travels.

BTW Great posts from both of you; Terra and Talas.

So, lets hear some ideas and lets start building a great sub-plot to add to the best story in Caelereth (in my humble opinion) as much as I like Destiny or even FD, this is still the best.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 13, 2009, 01:25:27 PM
Thank you Capher and Talia. I am ready to move ahead when everyone else is, and am already collecting ideas for the morning post. Just letting the rest of you get your rest. ;) Sure neither Terra or Ta'las are in a terrible hurry as of yet to get up.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on October 13, 2009, 02:34:48 PM

I also thought about Tris's Armoury. I had read about it when I was researching Ximax and other things concerning the different swords of fury. The problem I have is there was no information on Tris that I could find that could help us or direct us in the right direction to find it. So, do we make it up? Which could upset some dev people, or does someone have info on Tris that I have missed (which is usually the case)

I'm pretty sure none of the dev people actually minds if we make some stuff up. In fact, the chance is quite high that nobody will ever know. We're not that important, here on the RPG board :)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 14, 2009, 04:40:51 AM
Hello all,

To Roosje: I don‘t think that we need a reason why she is with us, her task is to assist us and when I have not done it yet, I‘ll add a stanza to the poem which makes clear, that she must be with us. People know, where the Zirkurhim dwarves are, they are the most open dwarven society we have.
(Edit: There is one)

But I agree, we should think out a plot around her for the near future. Maybe I have already a (funny) idea. Well, not so funny for Roosje, I fear. 

Capher, I think it is a good idea, no to tell much about your experience with the orb right now - tell this your friends later in a conversation. I think however, that your healing should take a few days, a few days, where we can rest, even if we are worrying about you. But we do not have to write this out. Just one of us should mention, that a few days have past. Maybe I‘ll do it right now.

Silly question: Do you mean with Tris‘ armoury the place where the anvil is, in the Prominent Mountains (if I recall it right)?

Then my question is - how can tis be a sub-plot? Are we doing anything else than searching for this place, going from person to person and place to place to find an answer where the anvil could be?

Maybe we should get to know it at last in the dwarven caverns. BUT, we have to check our poem and it will tell us, that we need to go elsewhere first (aftr the Zirgurhim). We don‘t have the sword of fury yet.  --  Capher, do you know already, that Taöia's sword is not the sword of fury? (But another one mentioned in the poem! Hint , hint at not yet developed subplot) That could all be the content of a discussion in the dwarven caverns. Close to the end.

Capher‘s idea to plot a bit ahead (without telling the people what to do ;) ) is very good and if you have an idea, mail it to one of us. Or better both, not that we plan different things.

Capher, thank you for finding the Heart still the best story! I admit, that at times Destiny was more fun, but it has the advantage of being young! Unfortunately such a good part of our writing was lost in the hack. I still feel the buck of cold water Shati (? Koldar‘s black female knight) poured out over me. And I always thought, I‘ll make a story out of it  -later, lol.

So, people, read up the Zhirghurim! And dwarven customs generally!

PS: Terra, don't get pregnant, if you have a few days with Ta'las ;)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 14, 2009, 04:42:15 AM
Of course we need a subplot for the time near/in the Tris armoury at the end!

Another edit:

Rereading the poem I remembered, that there has to happen something to fulfil the prophesy, I need to write a mail to one of you  :grin:


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 14, 2009, 06:57:30 AM
Don't have any emediate plans on Terra having to take maternity leave from the quest. Though if at some point we find Terra being with child will help the story in some way, I would definately consider that twist, but not an idea for the emediate future. I had reconnecting her with skill for reading, should Ta'las choose to visit the liberaries of Ximax, much higher on my list.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on October 14, 2009, 11:50:48 AM
Talia, I seem to have lost the poem. So once you have finished it, with Roosjie in it, could you please just message it to me. I usually keep my personal messages than I do my email as I delete a lot.

The same goes for anyone who has an idea that they want to be kept secret, send it to me via personal message and not email.

I will stay gone until you tell me it is time. I am afraid that I may have offended one of our players in a different thread, something I did not mean to do.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 14, 2009, 01:45:15 PM
An important note to all who would need to contact me by e-mail. My main contact e-mail has changed to mortus@eastlink.ca , my previous e-mail will likely still work for the next week or two but I would appreciate if you would send any e-mails to the new address from this date forward. I will be sending out an e-mail to those of you I have e-mails for as well. Thanks.

Capher, I do hope and believe that they will realise the offence was not intended.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 14, 2009, 06:44:47 PM
Capher, the poem is above under "What has happened". My own thoughts to what means which stanza I have to dig out again myself ;) But I think i still know most.


Reformmating a comp and having several back-ups makes it not easy. I have the bad habit to clean my desktop with putting folder into folders, then it could well happen, that I have a folder "Important " in one called "General" and that in one with the name "Tidy-Up". ;)

Capher, don't you have an email anymore? I so prefer it to the small window of the PM, I have all addresses in my address book can can more easily send an email to several people.

Terra, thanks for the heads-up with your new mail.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 14, 2009, 07:55:26 PM
I didn't bring us further, didn't kow, if you want to go to that library.


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Capher on October 15, 2009, 02:22:32 AM
I have a new email address it is exactly the same but with a different server. wrighter_608@yahoo.com

So you can email me now. I realized that the pm's were also too short from what I received this morning.

I also should think that perhaps we should have a "secret" place to discuss the story like they have in Destiny or FD, and no offense to anyone, but I think that only I and Talia should have that priviledge. However this is just an idea not something that has to be done. It would have to be approved by all of  the mod's, which in this case are all of the current players.  Perhaps the priviledge should be extened to the mods once we have other player(s) join.

Also according to the PM's I received this morning one other thing popped up in my head; if we decided to add more characters; how many more?


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Irid alMenie on October 15, 2009, 03:54:49 AM
Quote
It would have to be approved by all of  the mod's, which in this case are all of the current players.

(all players except for me :P)


Title: Re: On the Way to Ximax: OOC
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 15, 2009, 05:21:28 AM
And Ta'las!

We take Aueniteri out, then just the three oldest in the story are mods, right :)

You can share our burden though, but where are the surprises then?

I can ask Altario to add such a board as well, but in Destiny we do not often use it Capher. We can exchange mails also!