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Title: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on March 02, 2009, 07:43:28 AM
Set it up you guys :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 03:55:27 AM
Where should the guest characters CDs go? Into the thread for permanent CDs?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 07, 2009, 03:58:14 AM
Maybe best to start a new thread for them, as when they leave, they will no longer be relevant and will only clutter up the main group CD's.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 05:46:25 AM
OK, I'll set it up and post Lori Lo and Ana'Mirl. We will see, how naughty Lori will be and if she is allowed to accompany Ana to Strata ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 08:47:06 AM
Alt, Garret, could you wait a bit with delivering this letter? I would like to bring Lori in right now, but it is past midnight now and my neck is stiff from sitting at the comp so long... :)  She would love to tease Altario a bit...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 07, 2009, 08:49:24 AM
Yup, we can wait a bit.  Can I assume then that Altario will know both of them, Lori and Ana, as he has been staying there for awhile now?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 08:54:33 AM
I just wanted to ask, how well knows Lori Altario? I would assume, they know each other, Lori has surely brought him the one or other drink, but he might not have noticed her much, dirty as she sometimes is. Or does she remind him of his daughter?

I thought, I let her be a bit older than in her CD, maybe 10, for she has already been at the horse festival in Salasair!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 09:24:54 AM
Alt, how would the people in the Herald call you, Ana'Mirl e.g.? You are there for two months now. Mr Shialt-eck-Gorrin, Sir, or would you have allowed them to say Altario?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 07, 2009, 09:27:59 AM
He would go by Altario.  He's not the young proud noble of his youth.

No, I wasn't sure if you were starting both Lori and Ana as established characters at the Herald.  But doing so makes sense.  Would you like me to change my post from the NPC waitress to Ana?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 07, 2009, 09:33:57 AM
Fine :)

No, just leave her. So busy as the tavern is, she will be needed. This way I can play Ana if I like, but otherwise everbody else can play Moira (?) if needed. Ana'Mirl will be in the kitchen. And as she is from Strata, you can ask her who could guide you, and she offers herself, at least she could propose to find somebody first (in Strata), but as this person is not available she  does it herself.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 07, 2009, 10:15:24 AM
Great first posts, Grallen and Lori. :D

One tiny little thing though, Lori.  Alt's brother has the bright blue eyes.  His are grey. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 07, 2009, 08:30:21 PM
Hey!

I just wanted to say thank you for accepting me into the story. I've very much enjoyed reading the opening posts, and am excitedly pondering my entrance. If nothing unforeseen happens, I should have an opening post for you tonight (London time - so that means within 12 hours from now).  :)

Oh, Grallen: that's an excellent choice of colour for Grallen's thoughts, given her character, I find!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 07, 2009, 09:13:21 PM
Hey all, just thought I'd say hi to everyone.

Thanks for adding me Alt and Garret.

Looking forward to rp'ing with you all  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 07, 2009, 10:18:50 PM
yeah, i was gonna say hi last night but i was kicked off the computer. :angry:
thanks for inviting me into this story! looking forward to getting to know you all.^.^
@Lili - only problem now is what colour her voice can be. my vaguely synaesthaesiac mind says it should be mid-grey, but somehow i dont think that'll go down well with everyone else...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on March 08, 2009, 01:26:16 AM
    :grin: :grin: :grin:    New interesting guest for the Herald!     :grin: :grin: :grin:


*hops up and down*

Altario will be relieved!

*remembers, that she has to post and shorten her story....*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 01:35:06 AM
I dislike scrolling down, I ilink the CDs.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 08, 2009, 01:37:26 AM
Works for me.  It's cleaner.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 01:39:32 AM
And next time I add the return thingy ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 02:30:48 AM
Could it be, dear co-mods, that we are in need of a picture as heading for our story? I could provide a quick desert one as long as we are there, for later we can use a different one... ???


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 08, 2009, 02:32:03 AM
Oh, Yes.  You know I love the Banner pics.  The one for FD is great.  It adds a bit of class to a story. 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 08, 2009, 07:52:33 AM
Hurray! Lili is in the inn! I don't know whether the barmaid is supposed to be a mod-played NPC, but if not, I may  have her serve a drink each for Lili and Kassandra in my next post? Unless, of course, unforeseen things happen ...

About colours: Airyn has a handsome green-grey in her first Kann Kemruhnt post - but I don't actually know how you get this colour. Is there some special code?

Oh, and it's great to have Talia along for mischief-making!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 07:58:21 AM
Lili , dear, you did a great post as expected - just one question - why do you think, Altario looks out for a Shendar guide through the desert?  :buck:

I mean, the fees for a ship from Varcopas to Strata are not so high, you could work for your transport! ;) Put a hood over the head of your bird and try to no annoy somebody and you might not get thrown over board too soon!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 08, 2009, 08:07:53 AM
A hood over Kassandra's head? You cruel woman!

But I see your point. I'm not up to scratch with the details of Sarvonian geography, so I do really appreciate hints like this.

On the other hand: I did not write that Lili crossed the desert without a guide.  ;) I just didn't tell the details of that trip. Is it okay to leave the post as it is, or do you want me to make a change?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 08:11:48 AM
Let me read it again - you were quickly fast as well, so it seems, but as you have not mentioned a timespan, you might be off the hook!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 08, 2009, 08:15:56 AM
On second thought, Talia: actually, it's probably more fun if Lili & Kass haven't seen the desert yet. There'll be more surprise and hardship to describe when the treck is on the way. So I'll make a few changes. Do let me know if the timespan is unrealistic, though.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 08:21:35 AM
Yes, I think you need more than just two months to ride from Ciosa to Varcopas, I have forgotten how long the ship will need to go to Strata. But not as long as travelling through the desert, I suppose. You would probably not choose the route through the Sharadon, I'm not even sure there is one - but around it on the westside.

And be aware, that the education of any "normal" Shendar man does not allow him to be other than respectful to any woman ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 08, 2009, 08:34:35 AM
I see Talia is going to be the guardian of accuracy.  Best we all brush up on our desert knowledge. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 08, 2009, 09:10:22 AM
Oh dear, changing posts is more difficult than I thought. Hope it's all consistent now!

But Talia: Lili's admirer just goes to show that you don't know your Shendar men as well as you thought you did!  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 08, 2009, 07:22:16 PM
Oh no!  Do they now have an own life? 

I just had the thought, that it is a bit like in Tintenherz (Ink Heart?), that book from Cornelia Funke, where writing (and reading aloud) changes people, history, everything. So don't write too much about Shendar men, otherwise I have to re-rewrite them ;)


Edit:

Lili, are you now for the first time in the Herald? Maybe you have missed to change that little bit. It would be important to know for how Lori would react to your bird.

I just looked at the map and I can't blame you for riding over the Nirmenith mountains, but the only way to get to Varcopas would be the road along the coast. The mountains are fairly impassable (no paths except those the Shendar know)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 08, 2009, 10:27:29 PM
It was easy to prevent Lili and Kass from becoming pioneer mountaineers - I only needed to change one word!

But they have been in the Herald before, on a day trip from Strata. (As the post says - I know it's long.)

Let's assume that they didn't stay long, didn't interact with Altario, Lori or any other significant character, and that Kassandra was well behaved (she can whistle and croak, too, you know - like a well brought-up bird should!). Feel free to make up things Lori may have noticed. But nobody needs to have noticed Lili, if you don't want.

And don't fear for your precious babies. Lili won't start a cultural revolution in the Shendar lands. Not before she's completed her quest, anyway!  ;) I'd enjoy it, though, if I could feel free to use artistic license with individuals Lili meets, as long as these individuals are not central to the story.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 08, 2009, 11:12:43 PM
Little question out of personal vanity: can everyone see my picture? I'm asking because Mannix tells me that he is deprived of beholding my beauty, and only sees the "error" square with the red cross.  :cry:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Koka Bentarm on March 08, 2009, 11:45:06 PM
I can see it fine...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 09, 2009, 12:56:41 AM
I can see it as well!

Lili, that little half sentence which I have missed!

Well, I just needed to know, if Lori knew you already or not. Now I need to decide, if I should wait for a reaction of Altario or if I let him get away with not reacting to such a selfless sacrifice of a young girl!

Of course you can take your artistic licence with normal tribe members (as long as you have read the entry, which is not always the case in CD writing), but be aware, there is  somebody around who might put you some pfepper in your drink, if she is angry with you  :buck:

Maybe I had just a "problem", because I could not really understand, what my own creation said ;). The Shendar have a dialect, but I can't speak it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 09, 2009, 01:24:18 AM
I Shall post uhm.. post haste
 :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 09, 2009, 03:34:19 AM
Thanks, Talia! Debate closed. Lili likes pfeppered drinks!  :)

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this story develops. What a great assemblage of characters! With Altario's fine post, the tension mounts  suspense increases ...   :D

[edited, with apologies: tension and suspense are the same word in my native language]


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 09, 2009, 09:24:15 AM
"Sorry for the wait everyone, has been an odd few days for me and I had hoped to have it up last night."


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 09, 2009, 09:26:05 AM
 :heart:  Most definitely worth the wait, Val.  A wonderful post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 09, 2009, 03:42:26 PM
Hey guys  :)

You can probably expect a post from me in a few days, still working out some stuffs.

Amazing posts so far, by the way.   :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 09, 2009, 03:43:18 PM
We await your post Airyn. 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on March 10, 2009, 12:42:26 AM
If the posts that the characters of this story continue like what I have read so far, then I applaud each and every one of you. Destiny will definately be I think in my opinion an award winner for best new story, if it continues to draw talent such as what you have here. Altario, you should be commended for bringing forth and choosing such talent(s)

I cannot say enough...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 10, 2009, 02:45:48 AM
Thank you for the compliments, Capher. :)  Yes, I think I have a very talented bunch of writers here for this story.  A great foundation for any story.


Grallen, haha, you are really painting yourself into a corner for when we head back to Strata.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 10, 2009, 02:59:23 AM
i like corners. atleast then everythings in front of you. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 10, 2009, 05:03:55 AM
Wohoo! Welcome to the Tavern, Valannia, Airyn and Grallen!  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 10, 2009, 07:00:46 AM
"I must agree with Capher, beautiful posts so far everyone! Although Altario, you have presented me with a curve ball of a post! Not exactly what one expects after their entrance into a story." :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 10, 2009, 07:02:03 AM
Hit the ground running, Baby!   :heart:  Altario had to do it quick, before he lost the nerve.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 10, 2009, 12:22:57 PM
"Well your pace is profoundly 'running'! Just hope I can keep up with all the great posts going on." :heart:

Edit: "My apologies to my fellow writers, I forgot to state that italics are my way of expressing thoughts. Writing to Altario in this way has sorta become second nature. The erratic placement of thoughts is a bit more pronounced than in my standard posts, yet I do hope you all can understand the reasons why."


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on March 11, 2009, 02:25:51 AM
Altario has to everything quickly, before he looses his nerve.... :evil: :rolling:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 11, 2009, 05:37:38 AM
He only feared, that Lori could come back before he had settled this "issue". If she would have known what would await her, she surely would have slipped under the table instead!

Val, I admire how you dealt with Alt's post, I would not have known , what to say!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 11, 2009, 05:46:22 AM
"Altario seems to like torturing my characters! Honestly Talia, we had RPed a few romantic moments with these two characters in TH. Although I never expected a post like I received! Gotta love surprises." :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 11, 2009, 02:28:18 PM
It was a great post though, well done Alt and Val  :D

(I wouldn't have known what to say either)

Hey Lili, do you mind if I puppet you ever so slightly in my next post?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 11, 2009, 10:38:19 PM
You are bored, right, Airyn? Nobody around who talks to you ;)

Let me see, what I can do, so that you don't need puppeting Lili when it is not necessary. (You could just pour your glass of wine over her or talk to her, that would not be puppeting, but surely lead to a reaction :) )

But frst I have to post in the Heart!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 12, 2009, 12:38:06 AM
Hey Talia,

'old your 'orses! I think I'll be able to provide some conversation and mayhem before Airyn's back from Australia.

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 12, 2009, 02:38:15 AM
Hi Airyn,

I hope you don't mind I just posted myself instead. The way I read the timeline, I thought Airyn was still thinking gloomy thoughts while Lori-Lo was running about, so there was a time gap to fill for Lili, anyway. I hope you can still play out your idea in some way? Alternatively, there is a pfeppered drink from Lori-Lo! Make sure you check out the lilnk. This Talia lady is evil, I tell you!

I wasn't sure about the puppeting, mainly because we're both new to this game and don't know each other well. I may relax as I get used to roleplaying! In the future, feel free to PM with details, if you want to provide a surprise for the others.

Anyway, I hope I've given you a set-up that leaves you freedom and makes writing your next post fun!

Looking forward to what's coming,

Lili

Oh, and Vallania: beautiful, beautiful post. Very moving, actually. What an insight into your character's soul.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 02:50:28 AM
It is not pfeppered! There was not even Pfepper around when already Shendar Love existed, I didn't let Lori fetch Mil'no fire as Pherryn suggested!

And she only wanted to do something good! And where is the story? The poor girl is still waiting while you are chatting with other customers!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 12, 2009, 02:55:01 AM
Relax, Talia. It's just a turn of phrase! And those other customers might provide excellent entertainment! Or maybe they'd like to listen to the story, too? You ever thought of that?  :)

Oh, and for the record: I had the idea of handing Airyn my drink before Talia posted her devious plan. Lili sure is glad I did!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 12, 2009, 02:56:20 AM
 :lol: "Glad my character doesn't drink often, never know what you'll get around here!"


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 12, 2009, 03:02:15 AM
I think after two months there, Altario will have learned the hard way to sniff each drink before actually swallowing them; especially if Lori is the server :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 05:05:23 AM
Lili, don't worry, I'm most times relaxed ;)

......
The poor girl, she only wanted to give Lili the better wine, but now you are acting as if she gave her on purpose give  some awful drink and not the best liqueur Santharia knows! The world is ungratefully acting towards small girls! *sighs* And if I think what might happen if Ana'Mirl gets to know, what she did!

I really should look out for the post where it is described what she did last time!

Edit: You are lucky, the ezboard crash has eaten these posts where Lori has once really been naughty..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on March 12, 2009, 05:54:22 AM
Alright, yall are havin' all sorts of fun without me and I'm tired of waitin' on the other side of the door. I'll be postin' later tonight, just a heads up. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 12, 2009, 06:10:36 AM
Hah... there is a certain thief in Salsair who knows how naughty she can be.  He might make a reapperance one day soon  :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 12, 2009, 03:41:32 PM
Good job Garret.  I like the post. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 05:02:55 PM
How are you able to write such long posts!

Garret, I', insulted, that you don't like my dessert ;) (Just joking!)

But apart from that, I think I need to start to rework my desert entry soon. And add, that it will cost a lot more  - time and money - to cross it with a Shendar guide than taking the ship. The Shendar don't earn a lot money by guiding people, they have other incomes and prefer to be alone there. They may just refuse to guide somebody through their lands, if they don't like his face!
So be nice, when you will come to Kiri'i and look for a guide. :D

And I will prepare a map with distances...


Altario, the more I read from you the more I admire you! Your fairly dry Remusian descriptions didn't prepare me for your eloquent way of writing. And your ability to include an aching knee within such a great love scene. I'm jealous! (I fight instead with vocabulary, past tenses of verbs, this damn lying , lieing  - no , laying ..oh well)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 10:00:23 PM
Just a question, why is destiny invisible for non-logged in members? I'm sometimes just looking if a new post is here, but I need to login to see that - a disappointment, when nobody has posted something new ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 12, 2009, 11:23:44 PM
Dry Remusian descriptions???    :P


I'm not sure why it is invisible.  I'll check the settings today.

And I always fight with lying, lieing, laying too. :D

And I've played with both Garret and Val long enough in other stories to know that they are talented writers that can write a wonderful 10 paragraph post on near nothing to work with, so it is pushing me to try and keep up.  I don't wanna look like the illiterate troglodyte of the group.   :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 12, 2009, 11:57:30 PM
comparatively dry ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on March 13, 2009, 01:10:02 AM
It's not just your desert I don't like Talia  :grin:. I technically live in one and I hate it so very, very much.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 13, 2009, 02:07:52 AM
Garret, do you? Where do you live?

See, I'm half a desert expert now, so much I have read for Santharia (well, not half, a tiny little bit ;) ), and I always wanted to visit a desert, but it never was possible - lack of money (that solar eclipse in the Sahara would have been great) - not really the time to do it. My husband visited only two months ago the Atacama in Chile and brought back desert dust on his macbook! *sigh*

I have been crossing the Atacama as well, years ago - and it was raining the very day the train crossed it (from Antofagasta to Potosi) ! That occurs every 20 years or so for a short time.

Probably I would not be able to endure the climate - but I long to visit a desert since the time Artimidor said I should look into Shendar housing.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 13, 2009, 04:57:06 AM
I hope the post is to yer lik'n.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on March 13, 2009, 05:38:19 AM
I'm out in Southern Nevada, Las Vegas area, kinda near the middle of the Mojave Desert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojave_Desert). Just as a side note: I hate the city as well. I'm not a fan of the desert bein' from Houston, Tx with a lot of rain and the humidity. Prefer the humidity over the dry heat.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 13, 2009, 05:42:01 AM
The pictures are beautiful, Garret.

I think I would need some heat to cure my aching back and my permanent running nose... though a moist climate is surely something I would miss as well.

Damien, what an arrival at Strata!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 13, 2009, 05:42:28 AM
Damien, I like the post.  :D  I hope that it forms the basis of a flawed character who needs to find himself once more.  It adds an interesting spin.  It will interesting to see how Altario reacts when he sees an old friend who has obviously hit bottom.

Edit:  I'm glad that you starting in Strata.  I hope that you do not get all cleaned up and sober by the time that Altario comes across you.  Better this way.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on March 13, 2009, 05:45:54 AM
As much as I love the mountains, I can't stand the place. I prefer things a little more green.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 13, 2009, 02:44:40 PM
Hey guys, just saying hi and it seems that I've missed out on a bit  :D

Lili, I was just gonna introduce you to Airyn because it seemed to make the post I was writing flow a little better but I can't wait to read what you and everyone else has posted.

How have you all been?

By the way, welcome to the story Damien!  :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 14, 2009, 01:47:51 AM
Wow, sensory overload, here.

@Talia, thanks.

@ Altario, does that mean that I stay in Strata until you cross my path or I find my way to TH and cross yours? And yeah, Damien is a lost tortured soul needing to find his way back. I thought it would be a nice twist to things.

@Airyn; "Tis my pleasure, M'lady" Damien replies, slipping his large hand under Airyn's and ever so gently brushing his lips against her knuckles. "Baron Damien Scar at yer service."


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 14, 2009, 01:56:48 AM
You won't have time (game time) to get to the TH.  It is after sunset now, and I plan on getting started toward Strata by morning, so that we are in the city by tomorrow night.  We will need to find accommodations there, so we can run into you by happenstance at that point.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 14, 2009, 02:13:02 AM
Ok, is there an inn or something in Strata that we cross paths. Perhaps a map by the famous map maker Talia with a name of an inn would help.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 14, 2009, 02:43:59 AM
We will meet at the "Water's Edge". I will surely incorporate it in the map, maybe at the southernmost point of the docks? Near the waterfront? With a nice view on Baveras' temple which is, say 200 peds away?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 14, 2009, 12:37:28 PM
"Garret and Altario hug much more and Val might wonder if Garret should be wearing the ring!" :P

I'll try to get a post up tonight or tomorrow afternoon, good posts everyone. :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 14, 2009, 12:52:09 PM
Ah... so my little turtle dove is a raging jealousy queen??  :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 14, 2009, 12:54:33 PM
Well get a proposal and '0' hugs, show up dirty from the road with a letter and it is a tree-hugger fest. :lol:

Long as you two don't start kissing ..... we're all good. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 14, 2009, 08:30:50 PM
the author would like to point out that Grallen's views on the relationships of other characters in no way reflect her own.  ;)
not a particularly brilliant post, but i didn't want to leave her just standing there like a lemon. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 15, 2009, 12:12:38 AM
Fiddlesticks, Grallen! A splendid post! I'm beginning to be afraid of your fierce orc-lady.

I hope you don't mind I had Lili notice the yellow eyes. Wasn't quite sure where Grallen is sat in relation to Lili. I'll change it if you prefer.

Airyn: a lovely post, too! It's great how you played on Lili's uncouth manners - it gave me inspiration to write a little bit about that.

[EDIT: Ignore the brown bit in small print. It's only here for documentation of my foolishness.]
Just one thing: I think Talia will be disappointed if Airyn doesn't feel something rather more unpleasant as a result of sipping that drink. If I understood Lori-Lo's post right, that wine is meant to be diluted rather heavily, and in its current undiluted state would taste like a combination of toilet cleaner and wound disinfectant. Have a look at the link Lori-Lo provided at the bottom of Reply #13 in Chapter 1. But maybe you decided to play a delayed reaction? In which case, ignore me. If Lili gets the drink back, she'll certainly feel something unusual!

Exciting posts everyone, by the way! And welcome to Chapter 1 for Damien and Garret!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 15, 2009, 12:18:17 AM
Wonderful posts all round! :D

I believe we have ourselves a wonderfully eclectic band of wanderers on which to lay the story on.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 15, 2009, 01:25:37 AM
Lili, no, no, no, what do you think of poor Lori, you have not read far enough! Stopped by usages - toiletpaper, or what?

Lori thought, she would take the expensive wine and dilute it for normal guests. Airyn, you got served one of Santharias best liqueurs!

Quote
Nutritional Uses
The leaves, the liquid and of course the berries of the Mil'no are used for cooking as well, though it is less cooking than producing alcoholic beverages. The berries are dried and sold as sweets, just for eating them or adding them to cakes and other dishes. However, they are not only the main ingredient of the Shendar wine, but along with a few leaves and other desert herbs they are the source of the excellent liqueur called "Desert Love" the Shendar make. The wine and the liqueur are well loved beverages in all Truban towns, the artists in Bardavos especially like the expensive variety where only the white berries of the seven leaves Mil‘no Plant is used.

Another alcohol is the "Mil‘no Fire", a high percentage clear spirit. It is distilled out of the liquid with some added berries to provide the needed sugar. It is said to be undrinkable for non-Shendar.

Ok, I'm now going to read all!


Edit:

Hoho, I love it all!  That makes so much fun to think out own posts if the previous were so good! Lili, your story was great! I wished your story could somehow be used for the dev-board...

Airyn, your reaction to the Shendar Love was alright!  And I'll drown you in Mil'no fire next time , Lili!  :evil:

Unfortunately I have to do some of my household chores first, *grummel*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 15, 2009, 02:36:58 AM
Hey Altario, Damien may make a play for Val, without knowing that she is your fiance.  :grin:  Might make for a good bar fight.  See you all in the Waters Edge.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 15, 2009, 02:38:22 AM
Only if you wanna get beat up by a girl  :P  She fights her own fights.  Alt is the emotional sensitive one.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 15, 2009, 02:40:02 AM
Now that would be an interesting bar fight... :grin: Would make Damien even feel worse than he does now... :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 15, 2009, 04:58:42 AM
 :shocked: Oops, my mistake about the wine! I had read your entry, Talia, but drawn the wrong conclusions. I thought Lori-Lo had made an innocent mistake. Oh well, good for Airyn! I hope Lili still gets some of that stuff.  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 15, 2009, 05:02:22 AM
Now knowing what it is, you dare to drink it! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 15, 2009, 05:05:12 AM
Fantastic post from Lori! What a nice twist of fate (or should I say Destiny?) that a curious child links up the previously isolated characters. Oh, this is such a great story!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 15, 2009, 05:43:51 AM
What a wonderful place for a little girl to grow up and explore.  Makes us all wish we could have grown up in a smoke filled tavern with a large group of drunken knife weilding quasi-criminals. :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 15, 2009, 05:56:35 AM
LOL, well, definitely better than the life she had before - and I doubt she wants to be in the place of that poor rich girl she was mistaken for.  She has somebody who loves her and all the interesting people come to her!

I think I know why Lori came to life ;)

Thanks Lili!

And please - tell me if I have some crude grammar errors in my posts, want to correct them  :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Valannia Incendarious on March 15, 2009, 07:13:15 AM
Have no fears Damien, Valannia is probably one of the most peaceful warriors you'll ever encounter. Plus hints of future intrigue always sounds fun! :heart:

All of your posts have been fantastic Talia! I believe you are challenging the rest of us to keep up! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 15, 2009, 12:23:44 PM
Lili and Talia, I had absolutely no idea what the drink was and was sorta hoping no one would notice  :P

But thankyou for letting me know, I'll edit a bit.

Wonderful posts everyone, this is really looking great!


Also: Lili, you might have to watch that drink. I think Airyn's taken a liking to it :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 15, 2009, 03:02:24 PM
Nice post Airyn.  Keeping this story going along strong.  It's good to see. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 15, 2009, 03:41:45 PM
Thanks Alt, I think I'm starting to get the gist of how rp'ing works now that I'm finally doing it myself.

Just quickly, how much (playing) time do we have until morning?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 15, 2009, 03:43:52 PM
Well, all you individuals have to throw your lot in with Altario, and he has to announce that hes going... so, we have a few posts each left.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 15, 2009, 03:49:47 PM
Alrightie. Haha... got a few ideas coming now lol


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 15, 2009, 04:25:55 PM
I had to have a look (my night is over now) before I leave, no breakfast yet. But this time I don't have to catch a train.

Airyn, Lori should not be out of your sight, we are all sitting on the bar, and there is just one counter. I imagined Lili sitting on one end, the one where the good stuff from the kitchen passes, you next to her and Grallen maybe a seat or two away from you, so Lori should be in your view.

Do you think Lori would have dared to speak to Grallen with you both not there to intervene? ;)

Hurrying...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 16, 2009, 12:17:54 AM
confused? how did Lori combine isolated characters?

Never mind, it is just because she goes and talks to them...I got it.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 16, 2009, 05:05:11 AM
Hi Airyn -- I've put Lori and Grallen at your back. Can change this if need be, so don't feel bound by it.

Oh, and sorry that Lili's not very good at polite conversation, even though she'd love to be. ;) But Airyn can deal with her, I expect!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 16, 2009, 05:50:25 AM
That was how I read it, Lili.  I hope it is correct, cuz I've written my next post, pretty much, just waiting to see if Val wanted to post first, and Altario has stepped between Airyn and Grallen.  But, I can always edit if it is wrong.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 16, 2009, 04:57:02 PM
Hey guys.

Whoa lotsa posts.  :D

@Talia: Okiedokie, I'll get to that edit in a sec

@Lili: It should be fine, I don't think Airyn expected an overly polite conversation but I haven't got around to reading it yet :P Doesn't matter anyways, different types of language makes things interesting. :D

I suppose I should get to reading everyone's posts now....... I'm lazy lol


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 18, 2009, 01:49:29 AM
Hey Altario, is it daytime or nightime? Your posts say it is nightime, but the thread that has the day, time and hour says it is daytime; make up your mind will ya, LOL


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 18, 2009, 01:52:15 AM
No, 1st hour of Greyshade is right after sunset (between 6-7 in the evening) :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 18, 2009, 09:43:29 AM
That is not what I read before...did you change it on me when I was not looking?  :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 18, 2009, 09:45:36 AM
 :P  Nope, was that way even before Garret wrote the first post for Chapter One, having the sun setting

You mixing up the time with FD?  It's morning there. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 18, 2009, 09:50:51 AM
Hey Alt, what is the Waters Edge supposed to look like? I am assuming like a waterfront bar with drunken sailors, whores and other types of sub-humanity in it.

Or is it a better class of establishment...both I and Rhia would like to know.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 18, 2009, 09:53:04 AM
I think that would be a safe bet, though Talia is gonna put something together I think.  I'm sure it can't be as nice as the TH. It is, afterall, a waterside tavern for sailors, like you said.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 19, 2009, 07:10:07 AM
HI, I'm back, but too tired to write anything! I will do it tomorrow!

Water's Edge: As Altario invented it, I don't know, how it looks like! I found a nice place for it though, but there it might not be a low level tavern. I didn't think, that Altario would take Val to such a tavern, nor would Airyn stay there over night, nor would Ana'Mirl  recommend it.

The place I found for it would even suggest a tavern on a higher level than the TH, but it is still outside Strata at an exposed place, so I would propose that it looks like a noble restaurant and accommodation place, but due to its exposed location a lot of fine clad criminals could meet there, if that is a help. (But foreigners don't know that ;))

Damien, if you need a different type of tavern, we could have one half a stral down the pier  - named "The Drunken Sailor"?

I've a crude sketch (map) of Strata, but need to bring that in a nicer shape to post it.

 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 19, 2009, 04:22:54 PM
Good to have you back Talia  :)

Can't wait to see the map, It'll make things a bit easier.

Thanks heaps for doing that by the way  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 19, 2009, 05:15:53 PM
Well, I'm glad I'm kind of forced somehow to decide how exactly Strata should look like. Have a sketch in my drawer for some years now, but was never content with it. (My precious town should look splendid, and it never did with my meagre means). Well, I have it on paper and need to convert it to a digital form, but I think I get it done today, at least roughly. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 20, 2009, 12:44:58 AM
What about having a (secret, but every citizen of Strata knows it) high-prize establishment in the Water's Edge? So the "Beauty of the South" could not only be the town Strata itself, but a woman working there.

Would be a cool NPC to play ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 20, 2009, 01:59:11 AM
Talia, thanks for the information about the inn. I was thinking also that Airyn would not work at a dive, so I was in a quandry as I first told her what I thought Waters Edge would look like and give the reigns to her to describe it, which by the way Airyn, was not fair of me...sorry.

So then I asked Altario what the place should look like and he kind of agreed with me, but I was not quite satisfied, so I was kind of waiting for what Airyn would come up with and play off of that.

I think you let a secret out Talia. I had no idea who or what the "Beauty of the South" was and now I know and so does everyone else.

However the idea of having Strata and a woman being both, is very intriguing and very imaginative.

BTW how long will the night last?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 20, 2009, 02:34:13 AM
Well, Damien, that Strata is the "Beauty of the South" is common knowledge all over Santharia  (see entry, ):buck:, so I did not give away a secret... that other was just  a proposal and Ana'Mirl would reveal that anyway shortly to Altario..

Damien, I'm a bit at loss, where did Airyn describe the tavern, or did you mean Rhia?

Btw, welcome Rhia! :)

I have to look into something and may have a proposal  in a few minutes..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 20, 2009, 04:28:24 AM
Not common in Remusia  :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 20, 2009, 03:05:29 PM
Hey guys.

@Damien: I do not recall you asking me about the water's edge, but I am sorry if you did and I missed it. I haven't posted in the actual story in a couple of days, so if you kinda hinted that you wanted its appearance there then I'm sorry  :)

@Talia: Though, if you do need a hand in deciding on the appearance of the town then just ask :)

EDIT: *smacks head* Sorry, Damien.... I just read your PM. As soon as we all agree on a particular appearance of the Waters Edge then I'll come up with something. Sorry bout that


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 20, 2009, 04:35:59 PM
:) Airyn - you are mod, please read the childboard! Edit: You have read it! Sorry-

If Garret agrees, then we will not meet in the Water's edge, that is reserved for something else, but in the Seashoal's Inn, another tavern in the middle of the harbour at the seaside,  not an exclusive one, but not a dirty one either. Ana'Mirl would not recommend something bad, would she?

That is the disadvantage of being mod - you know too much about the story, nearly no surprises. Maybe you should have played first for a while before applying for a mod position - is this your first roleplaying - experience?

@Damien, Rhia, just describe a normal tavern where "normal" people can meet and sleep, not unlikely the Herald. People may be a bit rougher there, but who of the group would go in a *misses the word*, apart from you, Damien? The search for his brother might force Alt in such low level taverns, but  otherwise? You could meet him in the street as well. You could run in Rhia in the street!

@Airyn: The Herald has no horses to sell and I doubt, that it fits to your char to steal one. You could have a ride on Ana'Mirl's cart in the morning. How did you come to the Herald ? By foot? That's very unlikely. You could easily assume, that you have already a horse/donkey/mule, even if it is not listed as familiar. This way you could  get rid of it as well at a later time.

To the appearance of the town - that is fixed!  (--> points at entry), but I'm not pleased with the look of the map, if the town walls should have this curvature or that ;)

@Airyn: it is already past sunset - if you ride to Strata now you will arrive in the middle of the night and then the doors are closed. Even if you manage to get in, what next? what are your motives to ride during the (dangerous) night?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 20, 2009, 07:48:07 PM
Well, you could say it is my first actual roleplay experience, the others I was in weren't too exciting or active, but I wanted to be a mod for a bit of a challenge. I like the whole "coming up with ideas, plotting and scheming" kind of thing. Altario suggested that he was looking for a newbie mod so I thought hey, this could be fun.

I didn't think the Herald sold horses, and she came over on a boat. I think she could handle walking to the other tavern, unless staying at the TH is possible  :grin:



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 20, 2009, 08:07:29 PM
Oh, I didn't know, that the Herald could be reached by boat , must have been an addition while I was away .

Better not walk to the other tavern, if you want to participate in the story - in Strata. It would take you at least (!) two days. We could of course pick you up on our way back to the desert, but I don't think, this was your intention, right?

--> The Thirsty Herald is at least several hours riding away from Strata, I need to decide that finally when we will reopen it again.

Airyn, what would you say, if you share Ana'Mirl's cart tomorrow morning. You need a mount though for the desert later. I would propose an aka'pi, that is what Shendar children ride or any other person venturing the desert which has no horse. The only problem is, they are normally not sold in Strata, but rented out by the Shendar guides.

And believe me, they are better suited for the purpose of riding through the desert as those overbred horses! ;)

There is just the question, how will you come to the Yar'Dangs? Let us decide that later!

Another thing I wanted to mention - you don't have to write posts which take several pages! It is fairly common now because we have so many excellent writers aroound, but a shorter one can be as good, it should just not be a mere "Ay, sir!" If it happens , that two players are online at the same time, they could exchange somewhat shorter posts in a row as well, if the situation is right. Sometimes it is difficult to write long posts without violating the "don't act for your fellow player", so shorter ones might be necessary. It is just so, that you should describe your feelings, the surrounding if needed as well, not just your action.

Edit: Have a look at the last page of the Heart - not everybody can write as good as Capher, I have my difficulties. But there you can see, that short posts can be as effective. What else should Ta'las have written? Too long posts can be tiring for your fellow players as well.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 20, 2009, 08:17:18 PM
Lol, I don't actually know if it can exactly, but I needed some way for a woman that jumps at every shadow to travel safely from Xaramon.  :grin:

I had no idea about the distance, I think I should read more about it now..... *clicks furiously at the Main Site button* ... but taking Ana'Mirl's cart would be great if that's alright with you  :)

We'll see what happens, and I have absolutely no idea how she will get there, but I'm thinking. This is a lot different to other rp's I've been in, so I'm just trying to understand everything bit by bit. I know that sounds so noobish  :D

Thanks for your help Talia. Really appreciate it  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 20, 2009, 08:21:16 PM
Don't worry about your lack of knowledge, it will come with the time. I'm here now for several years, this is my area of interest and my baby, so I have to know more than you. ;)

You find an unfinished distances thread on the dev-forum, in the left menu.

here (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,12613.msg150662.html#msg150662)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 20, 2009, 08:25:40 PM
Thankyou    :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 21, 2009, 12:34:07 AM
So, now that the Remusian Brandy has finally wore off and my head is clear.

I have a few things wrong. It is Rhia that I am too meet at the now SeaShoals inn, and not the Water's Edge, instead of Airyn, who I mistakenly have been pm ing with.

The Seashoals is not a waterfront dive, but just a bit above it, or as good or better than TH.

If that is correct than I can think of a post.

BTW is Rhia still around?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 21, 2009, 01:44:18 AM
Hahahahaha.... ok, so a bit of a misunderstanding here. :D   Yes, Rhia will be starting in Strata with you, Damien, not Airyn. 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 21, 2009, 02:08:46 PM
Thought something seemed a little out of place there  :D

Sorry Damien


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 22, 2009, 02:15:57 PM
Airyn, would you like to play an NPC in Strata?  We could use someone to keep Damien and Rhia busy until we get there.  Doesn't have to be anything big or fancy.  A waitress at the inn perhaps?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 23, 2009, 09:46:13 AM
Twas not your fault Airyn, but mine.

Is Rhea around? My last post kind of lets her get into the story now.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 23, 2009, 10:13:41 AM
Yup, I am still around! I am just now working on a post- thanks for the segue by the way, Damien!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 23, 2009, 10:15:29 AM
Means you gotta sing for us now :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 23, 2009, 10:35:23 AM
Poor you guys- Rhia's voice may be nice, but I am seriously starting to doubt my poem/song-writing abilites!

By the way, is Damien in the Seashoals Inn or a Baveras' Shrine?


EDIT: Wait, never mind, I remember...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 23, 2009, 10:38:37 AM
I thought he was in the Seashoals Inn, though, he writes the girl like a servent of the temple...  :undecided:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 23, 2009, 11:03:55 AM
I think I've got it worked out. :P Hopefully.

Anyway, you won't have to hear one of Rhia's specific songs just yet. My little sister might claim the computer any moment now, so I'm a little bit pressed for time... I'll put in a few details about how Rhia came to Strata in my next post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 23, 2009, 11:13:38 AM
OK, Welcome Rhia :)

My only issue, is that it is not midday... its after sundown... I have a Day, Time and Weather thread in the board area so that you know the specifics of each day


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 23, 2009, 06:13:04 PM
Welcome Rhia! I like your posts, your sideremarks are always very enjoyable! :)

Damien has to be in an inn, for there is not such a thing like a Baveras shrine where you can sleep in, which has rooms where somebody can be healed.. all temples are not cared for, not in the sense, that they are continuously looked after by the priests of Baveras. There is not such a thing as a congregation either, or several priests in one place. Though the younger Baveras' Aids are adddressed as "sister", there is always only one, maybe two or three, who learn by accompanying one fully learned "Baveras's Will". And they surely don't only drink water... they don't want to be different to common people, they either travel or live in the community as any other citizens do. They are not allowed to marry, but they can have a partner...

No need to change anything, Damien, it doesn't matter, just keep it in mind next time you meet somebody related to Baveras ;) Or read my entry  :buck:

Edit: We can solve the problem easily, if we assume, that one Baveras' Aid with her two apprentices has just rented a room in the inn for a couple of days.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 23, 2009, 10:03:51 PM
Sure Alt, I'll do an NPC for you if ya want  :)

Any particular type of person you had in mind?

Waitress sounds awesome  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 23, 2009, 11:19:25 PM
Waitress, or ask Rhia if you can usurp her bartender and continue to run him for our stay in Strata.  Since she has created a character that works there already, it saves introducing another name.  But, I leave it up to you. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 24, 2009, 01:00:10 AM
As usual, if you don't do the research, do not post...I just assumed and we all know what assuming does to you, don't we.

I will be more careful and I think with a few editing of my last few posts I can fix the problem.

Sorry Rhia but with my editing, you will now have to edit your last post a little.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 24, 2009, 12:32:27 PM
Sorry about the time mix-up, everyone! :nerd: I'll get that fixed and modify my post according to Damien's changes.

Bye the way, Airyn, if you want a completely different character than Pagran, I can just rewrite his bits in my post later.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 24, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
I think I'll go with Rhia's bartender - if that's okay with you Rhia - but do I make a new account for him? Or just say who I am playing at the beginning of my post?

Thanks guys  :)




Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 24, 2009, 08:16:40 PM
No, by making a new ccoount, you turn him from an NPC into a player... Just post with your account.... many mods will put the NPCs name across the top of the post,  For example:


Pagran: Seashoal's Bartender

Pagran watched the crowd with interest, as his hands nimbly worked a cloth into the inside of a dirty flagon, cleaning it in one swirl......



Then write the post as you would do normally. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 24, 2009, 10:41:03 PM
Is Pagran the innkeeper, or the bartender? Or is there a difference? :huh:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 24, 2009, 11:01:27 PM
if it's a small inn, probably not. great posts everyone! sorry i've not been around much lately, the past few weeks have been kind of weird, mostly in a good way. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 25, 2009, 01:26:34 PM
Ah sorry Rhia, innkeeper and bartender mixed up  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 27, 2009, 12:44:27 AM
Ah, Altario I knew you had a big appetite, but to take food away from the lady you claim to love??  Shame on you!!  :azn:



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 27, 2009, 12:46:08 AM
*whispers*  She needs to lose a pound or two anyway... just been sitting around the Herald for months eating bon bons... though, I haven't the heart to tell her....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 27, 2009, 01:48:10 AM
 :rolling:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 27, 2009, 02:03:14 AM
I hope I did not classy the joint too much. and I doubt there would be a fireplace in the desert, would there?

@Rhia, I hope you do not mind me dressing you? In your post and in your CD you do not mention the colors of your dresses, so I just chose one for my post. If you prefer a different color than tell me and I will edit my post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 27, 2009, 02:38:22 AM
Damien!  :rolling:

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He pulled on some socks that needed darning near the toes


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Simonne Miller on March 27, 2009, 02:48:38 AM
Damien: Desert nights can get pretty cold, so quite likely there's a fireplace :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 27, 2009, 06:38:39 AM
Of course there are fireplaces... we don't eat all our meat raw ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 27, 2009, 08:18:17 AM
@Damien: It's fine, thanks for doing that for me! First entering the inn, Rhia probably would have been clothed in a brown serge traveling dress, but she would have changed into that nicer blue dress you described to perform in (and I'll add that to my post). But (*nitpick!*) I'm gonna describe her as standing on the raised floor section, rather than sitting. Somehow, more proper? ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 28, 2009, 12:27:40 AM
Ok, Rhia...more proper.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 28, 2009, 08:29:51 PM
Hey! This is just to confirm that I'm back, and enjoyed reading up on Destiny's progress. I think I need Airyn's post-in-preparation to be up before Lili can rejoin the story. So I'll wait for Airyn before posting.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 29, 2009, 12:59:49 AM
WB Lili. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 29, 2009, 01:53:37 AM
I shall respond to you shortly, Ana. :D

Oh, Grallen, BTW, that smelly man that is to Altario's right... it's you :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on March 29, 2009, 07:21:51 AM
I hope my post gives you something to work with, Altario and Ana. Sorry if Airyn was a little rude, Lili, she has a short attention span sometimes. :D

Okay, see you later guys. You can puppet me from there.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 29, 2009, 07:32:21 AM
No worries, Airyn! Nice post.  :) Good luck for your exams and all, and I look forward to your return.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 29, 2009, 07:37:02 AM
Ditto. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 29, 2009, 10:06:43 PM
same here! good luck Airyn!
@ Altario - aww, so sweet. :angry:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 29, 2009, 11:58:55 PM
I know there would be fire pits to cook food, I just did not think there would be fireplaces in the common room. However after looking up deserts and seeing how cold some of them get after the sun goes down then I can see the need for a fireplace.

Good luck on your exams Airyn.

@Rhia, I hope you do not mind that little puppet I did of your character.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 30, 2009, 03:32:00 AM
That was good, it fit right in, Damien! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 30, 2009, 03:46:15 AM
Blast, that was a great post Rhia. I wish I could write like that. To be able to write like you did for Pagran, with all of the correct way to put the apostrophe's, and other punctuations marks in someone's speech to make their character come alive.

I really need to work on that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 30, 2009, 03:56:04 AM
Or you could do like I do  Send Rhia a check in the mail, and have her go through your posts and change them so they look good.  I do the same with Twen.

For example, here is my post for Altario in the Herald before Twen looked at it.

"Alatreo walked into the in.  He saw Val.  Wanna get hitched.  ?  he asced her.  When she sed yes, they climmed on his hoars and rided away onto the sunset.  Thee end."

As you can see, Twen tweaked it to where it was now two or three posts in length with much better spelling and grammer.  Just an option.  It's what I do.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on March 30, 2009, 04:00:12 AM
:rolling: 'Wanna get hitched?' Strong silent type alright... :lol:
Great advice, Altario... Thanks, Damien :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 30, 2009, 04:50:22 AM
Altario, I don't know, if you have heard Airyn or not - tell me, if I shall answer her question about the donkey or if you want to react to her.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 30, 2009, 04:55:13 AM
I Will write a post today, though a bit later.  Working on a Dev side thing I'll be posting soon... which I hope you will look at  :D

But, I will respond both to Ana and to Airyn in the post.  I have it in my head, but my patch cord is broken, so I cannot download it directly  :buck:  and I will need to type it like everyone else does.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 30, 2009, 05:05:09 AM
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but my patch cord is broken

What would I give forsuch a thing, or for the possibility toletpeople lookin my head when I think it would be good...

I'll have a look at the dev-board.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on March 31, 2009, 04:14:41 AM
Hi there,

my turn to post, I think. I'm too tired to post tonight, but will do my best to post tomorrow. I suppose I have to find a reason for Lili to join the party. Can I puppet Airyn a bit, or should I leave that to the moderators? I'm thinking that Lili would attach herself to Airyn, you see, as she is curious about the elfess. That would be Lili's rationale for going back to Strata, rather than north as she had planned.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 31, 2009, 04:16:56 AM
Airyn gave permission for minor puppeting, so should be no trouble.  Provided of course, you don't have her start a barroom brawl with Altario for insulting her pet.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 31, 2009, 06:14:08 PM
Lili, I think I got a better idea - you will have enough chance to get attached to Airyn. You have no horse either, right? So you can join her on Ana'Mirl's cart.  Ana'Mirl will recommend a tavern to you, so you are in the same place over night anyway and might get to know each other.

I propose for now, that Lori persuades you to go back to Strata - she just promises you to show you around, lead you to all the nice shops and other interesting places, and then...  :fish:
would fit greatly!

 :D :rolling: :D

BUT, that was of course just a proposal!  :grin:

Now, there, I just realised, that Ana'Mirl rarely would recommend that tavern with Pagran in it. Maybe he is fairly new and she doesn't know him, the tavern has deteriorated lately...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 01, 2009, 02:19:19 AM
Sorry Talia about the tavern, was it my post? Is that my fault?

It could be that the owner of the Seashoals does not know anything about what is going on. The owner could be out of the city, on a trip or something and after hiring Pagran left it up to him to run it until he or she came back.

Of course even good inns have bouncers that take care of trouble makers.

I hope you guys get here as quickly as possible...Y'riss and Rhia, may start fighting over me... :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 01, 2009, 03:54:54 AM
We got a horse, Kassandra and I, but we're delighted to travel with Lori nonetheless!

I wonder how Grallen can be convinced to go back to Strata ... I'm sorry, Grallen, I was looking for a way of involving you, but there have always been so many people around Lili that I never seemed to have got the chance. Maybe I'm worrying unnecessarily, but it seems that Grallen has got rather less interaction than everyone else so far, and may feel a bit left out? None of my business, maybe, and suits the character, perhaps ... Just muttering ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 01, 2009, 04:07:39 AM
@Damien, no worries, as I said, Ana'Mirl might not know, that it is a bit rougher now in this tavern, or she heard a recommendation and didn't know it herself.
.... but, just in case I got your hint right  ... Baveras's Aids are allowed to lie with men, they should not marry , but there is no need to be celibate.

@Lili - looked for your horse, but didn't find it (have to look better next time). If Lori can ride with you, that would be fine, but she could have her own mare (Ana'Mirl's) as well. Let's see. She just has to have the chance to eavesdrop on Altario and Garret....

@Grallen: Lori will try to see this frog - before she goes to bed!

Edit: I forgot to say how I enjoyed the two last posts. Damien, you caught that feeling well, the warm air from the sea and the wind playing wiht the clothes. And Lili, "Fetching bloke" for Altario and some of the next sentences - that made me grin widely! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 01, 2009, 04:34:35 AM
thanks for your concern, lili and Talia, i'd been wondering about that. my only thought was maybe Grallen's a bit bladdered, wanders outside and falls asleep nicely concealed in/under the cart? by the time she wakes up there's no chance to turn back? just a thought, and obviously if it doesnt fit or anyone can think of a better idea i'm open to suggestions. :)
Earnest, however, is completely sober, quite hungry and keen to meet Lori. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 01, 2009, 06:35:28 AM
That would be a good idea. There could be some big blankets on the cart to protect the goods from Strata, you could hide there.

Let's see, if Lori can meet that frog before we leave, right now she is very tired ;). But anyway, she will defend you and your frog, should you be discovered...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 02, 2009, 01:13:14 AM
thanks Talia, i'll move towards that next post. :thumbup:
can't vouch for Grallen being particularly grateful for any protection, though.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 02, 2009, 01:47:49 AM
Thanks Talia for the nice comment and the information about the sisters.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 02, 2009, 01:52:19 AM
Grallen, let's see, how the relationship of Lori and grallen develops, Lori has a strange taste concerning her friends. Unwillingness from the other side does not hinder her to try , if the counterpart is interesting.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 02, 2009, 07:13:33 PM
*Makes sure no one is looking and sneaks online*

Hey guys, quickly sneaking on *evil grin*

The words in my notes kept fuzzing together... very odd. Well, one exam down, one tomorrow, and the other four next term. Yippee.   :P

How is everyone? AWESOME posts, I couldn't stop myself from giggling.

Alt, my dog may be small and useless and will do nothing to protect me but...... oh, you're right. You win.

Rhia, I found that I missed your birthday. Hope you had a fantastic day and got LOTS of presents  :D

I'll be back to post in a few days, probably on the weekend. This actually took less time than I thought it would. Oh well, I guess that's a good thing  :)

Okay, see you later everyone.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 03, 2009, 11:41:07 PM
Rhia, waiting on a post from you, in case you did not know.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 04, 2009, 03:12:33 AM
Beautiful song, Lori! And great response from Grallen. I can see how things may be sliding downhill from here, especially things such as states of mind!

EDIT: Oh, and glad to hear that you're preparing your return, Airyn! Good luck for those remaining exams.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on April 04, 2009, 04:15:58 AM
From me as well, Airyn!

And thanks, Lili :)

So, I removed myself and went to bed - but please take me to Strata with you, don't leave me behind!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 04, 2009, 08:04:44 AM
@Damien: I apologize, Damien. How rude of me! I have a post almost finished, I'll finish it immediately and put it up as soon as I can.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 04, 2009, 05:25:58 PM
can't really vouch for the coherence of this post, as it was completed whilst i was nearly as tired as Grallen, if less drunk, and interrupted by a powercut.
good luck in your exams, Airyn!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 05, 2009, 12:42:56 AM
@Rhia, nice post, however Damien is not on a litter. The men are carrying him. I extremely like the way you describe things and your thoughts on matters. I chuckled at the sentence where you described the two groups of characters and then yours all following each other...as well as your manner of speech for the bartenders.

And no need to apologize, I was just giving you a heads up in case you were busy with other things and did not notice that's all.

Now for me to try and come up, at close, to as good as a post as yours was... :azn:

@ Grallen, I loved your post. I laughed so hard, tears came to my eyes. I wonder if you wrote from experience... :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 05, 2009, 03:43:43 AM
OK, Damien, I have changed the post accordingly. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 05, 2009, 04:15:07 AM
I put Lili to bed. I hope that's in the spirit of proceedings!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 05, 2009, 04:48:21 AM
Lili, you have outdone yourself! possibly my favourite post anywhere! well done and thank you for cheering me up! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 05, 2009, 07:14:56 PM
Everyone join me in doing the happy dance!

One: I don't have to study any more for another two weeks, and then I'm off again.

Two: Lili, your post had me laughing so hard I nearly fell off my chair.

Three: Well, this isn't so much of a thing to dance about but my brother decided to join.

I love how this story is coming together, and it's finally good to see how everyone's been involved in the writing. ... Hey... Where's Val?

Damien and Rhia, I loved your posts. It's good to see the two different points of views of the same situation. I think I just like the way you two write :D

Sorry, kind of hypo tonight. Mum and Dad brought home one of those Wii things so we've all spent the entire day playing it ^^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 07, 2009, 06:03:39 AM
Don't get lost to this wii-thing, Airyn!

Lili, I would have expected not Shabakuk coming to the Herald, but an introductionary post of the new stableboy-poet! Now I'm waiting for a story of Shaba for the compendium....

And I'm waiting for the moment when grallen wakes up, and to meet the others as well.

I'm really thinking hard, if I not should do these Shendar guides, just to be able to stay as a player in the story ;)

(But I'm too afraid to not get them past our CD-mods...)

Edit, I knew I missed somethign:
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Three: Well, this isn't so much of a thing to dance about but my brother decided to join.

Airyn, is he already here? :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 08, 2009, 12:12:30 AM
@Rhea, if my post offends you or takes liberties with your name, then I shall gladly edit it. When ideas pop into my head, I sometimes just write them down, not thinking that it would not be the best to do so.  I was thinking of some mystery between us and why when we all finally leave Strata that you should come along.

Of course Alt, and the other mods had already figured that out and I overstepped my authority.


@Airyn, yes, do not get caught up in playing that Wii thing. We would lose you and that would be a tragedy.

Your brother joining? Should be interesting to find out if writing talent runs in the family... :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 08, 2009, 03:57:07 AM
damien, something that's been bugging me (in a good way i think) for a while - Salome? for a preistess? is there a reason for that? :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 08, 2009, 09:16:52 AM
I apologize for being unexpectedly gone for a week.  (I know, I Know... you're thinking You were gone? :P)

But, I'm back now.  I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of activity here by you guys.  Great job. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 08, 2009, 12:39:06 PM
Hey, Damien, would that mean that Rhia is famous or semi-famous? Because she's only been out in the world for about a year, I don't think her name would have spread in that amount of time. :P (I could be wrong... I was never a minstrel in her century! ;)). But I have no issues with how you use her name in this particular story aside from that. Um... Your thoughts? Or anyone else's for that matter?

Welcome back, Alt! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 08, 2009, 09:24:54 PM
Well, you're name is Rhia. I was just playing on the nomclemnature, "Songbird of the Sea", which would be like the "Sirens" that would lure ships to rocks and cause them to crash into them and sink, as well as drive men mad.

What I was thinking is what Salome will tell you.

@Grallen, no reason really. I just picked her name out of the air as I was thinking of deserts and harems and Salome, with the dance of the seven veils just popped into my head... :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 08, 2009, 10:07:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome) :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 09, 2009, 05:33:32 AM
Oh, so that is where Salome comes from? I should have known, probably did, but forgot. My mind is a sieve these days.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Pitti Parsleaf on April 09, 2009, 07:15:27 AM
Did I hear talk of stable boys?  :D Sorry for gatecrashing with a hobbit! I am a reincarnation of Lili.

I just wanted to say that I enjoyed following proceedings in Strata.
Also, I wanted to show off my fine new portrait. It's a real Grallen!

Airyn, I think I spotted your brother. Lucian, no?

And thanks for the appreciation a while back; glad you liked old Shabakuk's cameo!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 09, 2009, 10:54:47 AM
@Damien: Okees! Fine with me. :) (Jeez, all I seem to be doing is criticizing you, huh... :blush:) I will get a post going as soon as I can.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 09, 2009, 02:46:06 PM
Ok, kids, I think it is time we closed up the place for tonigt so Ana and Lori can get some sleep before tomorrow.  I'll give everyone a chance to post once more before I move the clock forward to the next morning.  When I do, I'll post first, so you know what where and when we are.

Thank you all for the great posts and help in making this a success so far. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 09, 2009, 04:32:25 PM
Pitti, you probably did. He's been more active than me lately.

I'll try to get a post out for you soon, Altario  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 09, 2009, 11:09:27 PM
@Rhia, you are not criticizing me, you are just keeping me on my toes and I should explain myself better when I post. It is a fault of mine, sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 10, 2009, 05:43:51 AM
No fault! I'm just being dense old me... :P

Damien, do you mind if if kind of embellish a little bit sometimes, describing those NPCs of yours? Because they're not, well, Damien himself, fully described in a CD by you?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 10, 2009, 09:09:52 PM
No I do not mind. NPC's as far as I am concerned as long as they stay in character can be used by anyone...so go ahead and describe them if you wish.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 11, 2009, 05:22:02 AM
Hurray, welcome to the story, Tharoc!  :D

Lili will sleep 'til the morning, so don't wait for me to post before you let the taenish cock crow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 11, 2009, 06:04:57 AM
Fanks, Lili. 'Eres 'opin we c'n 'elp Alt wiv 'is quest, eh?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on April 11, 2009, 06:13:45 AM
Welcome to the group Thar.

Garret is now offically out for the night as well.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 11, 2009, 06:18:23 AM
Just need Grallen to find a spot under a ouple of horse blankets in the back of Ana's wagon and we are ready to go.  I have been contacted, via third party, that Val intends to keep playing, she is just unavailable for a bit, so she will be puppeted out for now.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 11, 2009, 06:26:18 AM
Isn't Grallen already where you want her? (Reply #49)  (sorry, got the number wrong in Fu's shout)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 11, 2009, 06:36:02 AM
Uhm... yup... thanks for pointing out my incompetance, Lili  :P

Ok, so I'll post shortly the next morning.  I'll start a new thread in case that Ana or Lori have one last post each they want to make.

Damien and Rhia, you can have a little more leaway allowed in your first night, as you aren't right with us.  But, when we hit Strata tomorrow night, we'll all have to be in sync time-wise.  Tharoc will be joining you as well, either this night, or in the morning.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 11, 2009, 07:10:16 AM
Alrighty... Damien, do you want to have Salome tell Rhi the story, or is it okay if I just write Rhia into bed at the inn?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 11, 2009, 11:08:49 PM
A very enjoyable post, Tharoc! Great entrance!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 11, 2009, 11:32:35 PM
Why thank you, Lili. It wasn't as good as I had hoped, but no doubt that will improve as the tale progresses.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 11, 2009, 11:34:57 PM
It's strange how styles between people are so different.  My starting posts are usually my best, and then later, while reacting to other people, my level of posting deteriorates.  And other people find it easier after they get that first post out of the way.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 11, 2009, 11:42:01 PM
It remains to be seen in which direction I fall, Alt.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 12, 2009, 10:32:44 AM
Welcome, Tharoc. Nice post  :)

Also depends on what time of the night you write your post    ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 12, 2009, 05:52:02 PM
Tharoc, what a surprise!  Welcome! Looking forward to more great posts like this one!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 12, 2009, 06:44:22 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and welcomes. I only hope I can match the quality of all your writings during the forthcoming events!

And that I don't annoy you............too much. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 13, 2009, 03:04:35 AM
Rhia very nice post...sorry for not responding right away to your question. I have not been feeling well and was resting. Most here know of me, but just in case you do not, I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and sometimes I just need rest. I hope you understand?

Welcome Tharoc, and very good post. Damien looks forward to our first fight... :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 13, 2009, 03:11:49 AM
I think you mean your last fight, Damien!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 13, 2009, 07:39:04 AM
New thread, new day. 

Those finishing up the previous night keep using the old thread.  To the three people in Strata, Damien, Rhia and Tharoc, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on the road, so don't get too involved in anything during this day.  Perhaps we can all meet tomorrow, but we shall be arriving in strata after dark this evening.  By next morning, I want us all in sync, time-wise.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 13, 2009, 08:15:50 AM
Dear moderators,

as I announced in the 'What a pity' thread, I'll be gone for almost two weeks after Monday. I can only manage one post before that. I thought I'd have Lili get up and join the treck, so that you can puppet her along to Strata until I'm back? Or would you have another idea?

Inquiringly, Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 13, 2009, 08:22:51 AM
Thanks for the heads up.  Yes, that sounds like a good plan.  You can be puppeted while we travel.  I've nothing big planned anyway, just a sort of get to know one another period.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 13, 2009, 08:26:25 AM
Thanks, Alt. It's a shame I'll be missing out on the journey, but it can't be helped!  :cry:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 13, 2009, 11:56:13 AM
@Damien: No need to apologize, I don't mind time inbetween posts. (I did the same to you a few times, didn't I? ;)) Hope you're feeling better!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 14, 2009, 12:36:25 AM
nice post Lili! seeya soon. i'm gonna wait to post for a while - Grallen won't wake up until there's no chance to turn back.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on April 14, 2009, 01:35:54 AM
Cruddy, but passable for bein' the monday mornin' after spring break.

Though it was weird writin' a post on the schools computers as it tells me all sorts of words are wrong when I know they are right ... Was confusin' me, which is fairly easy to do, especially at this time...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 14, 2009, 01:52:21 AM
What do you mean by last fight? Tharoc? I would have you to know that you are an orc, and just a researcher, while I am a veteran of several wars, carries a Sengren, and if you do not know what that is I suggest you look it up, and I am taller than you...though I am also very wounded, have some sort of problem with my chest and breathing and a drunk...so I guess the odds are against me... :grin:

Fantastic post Altario. The way you described everything you did in the morning was excellent...made me feel like I was there...

Lili, great post...I really liked the way Kassandra woke Lili up, and her thoughts while doing so. Such imagination!  If Destiny writers do not win any awards thiis year I will very well boycott the ceremony!

Garret, what can I say? You have a way with putting yourself in your character and making it believable...great work.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 14, 2009, 05:48:11 AM
LOL, Damien, in your present condition you are not a big match ;)

And Tharoc is an orc after all.... maybe you are surprised by his way of reacting a bit slowly when you are expecting some quick responses ;)

Well, it is enjoyable to read all these new posts. I try to do some posts tomorrow. This week will be very busy for me though, holidays , all my children at home, my husband as well, so... and next week comes my little Carlos, but I'll find some time, be assured! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 14, 2009, 04:46:31 PM
Hey guys, how are we all?

Nice posts to everyone by the way.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 14, 2009, 05:58:51 PM
Hmm, Airyn, no good idea to ban Ana'Mirl out of the kitchen. Actually I wanted to answer Altario, in the tavern room. The kitchen would have been ok as well, where I could have heard him and come out to talk to him. You don't actually know where I am, so you should not write that I'm not here either, but formulate your sentence accordingly, leaving the options for me open. I will see, what I can do, but could you please remove that part, where you look into the kitchen?
Thanks :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 14, 2009, 06:04:25 PM
Oh, sorry Talia I'll get to that right away for ya  :)

Wasn't really thinking  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 14, 2009, 06:06:45 PM
Hehe.. and here I thought the dream schtick was mine... now everyone is dreaming :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 14, 2009, 06:07:54 PM
It seemed like a good idea to run with   :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 14, 2009, 06:09:34 PM
No problem, unfortunately I can't write somethign right now, housework is growing over my head, the weather is fine and the garden untended - and everybody at home ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 18, 2009, 12:09:22 AM
I'm sorry I didn't post yet, but I had, along with the all-the-family-is-at-home-stress a bad headache now for three days, coming and going and a visit to the doctor didn't help much. Right now I feel a bit better, but have to hurry downstairs again. I hope I get some rest and a clear head tonight to post at least a little short post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 18, 2009, 12:20:23 AM
Get some rest Talia. :D

We shall wait on you a little longer.  Just post enough that I can get Altario leading them into the desert.  Then conversation on the road need only be done by those with time to do so.  Once Grallen is discovered, we can wrap it up and arrive in Strata.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 18, 2009, 04:57:26 AM
Is it ok for me to post a little 'extra', just to amuse myself and Thar?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 18, 2009, 07:34:35 AM
Of course.  Keep amused until we get both groups together. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 18, 2009, 04:10:46 PM
Altario, just move me on and Lori as well.

Outside Ana'Mirl will wait with the cart, an old mare in front of her cart, but it is still at good health and arduous (?). Lori sits next to her. Later though Lori will want to ride with Lili on Fiddle stick and maybe she ask you as well - that could be the possibility where she overhears what you talk to Garret about your brother.

But maybe I can post some lines, this night I'm back on my comp again, my daughter leaves today ;).


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 18, 2009, 05:57:05 PM
Unfortunately, I didn't see your 'ok' until this morning Alt. I'm busy with mt friend's wedding today, so I'll add Thar's current doings tomorrow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 19, 2009, 10:37:22 AM
Rhia, just need a post to put us all to sleep from you. I believe Alt and the others will be in Strata very soon and then we have to be in the same time zone.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 20, 2009, 10:01:16 PM
Okayyy, well I changed my post cause I kinda felt bad for stealing Alt's idea *apologetic face* but where should I put Pagran's post? Part one or two?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 24, 2009, 12:20:37 AM
Rhia, if my post offended you or anyone else for that matter than I apologize and will gladly edit it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 24, 2009, 04:19:40 AM
what's to be offended by? it made me snigger like the immature schoolchild i am Damien, i liked it.
btw, Airyn, your dream sequence was good - and a really nice insight into your character's history. i doubt Altario minded that much. ;)
it looks like most people have moved into the second section, so i'd guess part two, correct me if i'm wrong.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2009, 04:44:42 AM
I agree. Although I often forget that many of the players are actually minors, I see nothing in there that they wouldn't be aware of already.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2009, 10:11:33 AM
No, I did not mind at all, Airyn.  I was teasing.  Please don't change things on my account.  If I gave the impression I was upset, then I apologise.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on April 24, 2009, 05:41:06 PM
Alt, you have absolutely nothing to apologise for, I'd written two posts anyways. It had to be one or the other  :D

Damien, your post was great!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 25, 2009, 01:11:37 AM
Thank you Grallen, Tharoc and Airyn for your nice and informative comments. I just hope Rhia agrees as well.

So how much time do we have before the rest of the gang end up in Strata?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on April 25, 2009, 03:59:42 AM
I am so sorry! I have been super busy this week and haven't been able to get on very much at all. I'll try to get a post in tonight, maybe at around 7 or 8 my time. I am a *really* bad time-manager.

Damien, no offense taken whatsoever! Your post really made me grin; Tharoc is right (although I *would* draw the line, for me, at writing about sleeping together. None of that happening, sorry, unless Rhia gets married to one of the men... Sorry if that disappoints, you, Damien! I just wouldn't feel comfortable doing that, plus sleeping unwed is against my morals and religion.) In fact, thanks for your concern, it heightens you in my regard. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 25, 2009, 05:18:25 AM
Well, that and this isn't a primetime soap  :P (Alt and Val not-with-standing)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 26, 2009, 01:25:22 AM
Np Rhia there...I will pm you with an idea I have.

Hey Alt, did you think you and Val can have all the fun?  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 26, 2009, 01:58:29 AM
Well, seeing as Val has gone MIA, Alt is having all the fun by himself... er.. that never came out right... :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 26, 2009, 02:05:59 AM
Hello everyone,

this is just to say that I'm back and have brought myself up to date with Destiny! I think maybe I'll let Garret and Airyn step outside of the inn and start their journey before posting myself?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 27, 2009, 06:43:40 PM
Glad you are back! I hope I can post today, I', terribly busy and distracted.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 27, 2009, 09:16:54 PM
Wb Lili. Talia good to see you on the boards as well...do you ever slow down? ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 29, 2009, 02:21:34 AM
Ok.  A brief respite so we can introduce Grallen into the mix. :D

(Respite.. heh.. that's Val's influence :buck:)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 29, 2009, 03:18:21 AM
All right, folks. We can't just let Altario describe the whole journey on his own! I'll do my best to post by the end of the week. I wouldn't mind at all if I wasn't the first to join our favourite Remusian in the desert, though!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 29, 2009, 03:33:45 AM
I'm up, I'm up already...^=^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 29, 2009, 05:53:29 AM
Ah, good afternoon, sleepyhead.  :azn:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 30, 2009, 01:08:59 AM
Now I spent the time I wanted to use for writing with reading ;)

But, as Lili said, we don't want to let Altario write the whole story alone, so I hope I will get something up soon..


...  I don't want to annoy you ;) (no, I believe me!), but may I remind you again nevertheless, that there are no temples any Baveras's Aid could go back to? At least not to rest or sleep or eat etc, just for worship... they do live 'solitary' most of the time, sometimes they have an apprentice, very rarely two! Salome would have the same chances getting to know nice people as any other girl of her age. Just that she may not stay too long (more than a few weeks) at the same place. Older Baveras's aids, not able to travel any more far or too tired to do so,  settle in a village. Apprentices only are addressed as "Sister" by people, but they would not call each other like this.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 30, 2009, 02:04:52 AM
Thanks for the information Talia. Since I am sure you are directing it toward me since I seem to take liberties of the Baveras Aid's. Who said they were going to stay there? I just mentioned that they had to go to the temple. As far as Salome calling Rhia one of her dearest sisters, it was meant as an endearment.

If you want me to edit my post I will, but does it really matter since the three will no longer be in the story anymore?

@Rhia, I really admire the way you tunred my post into something I can appreciate as a writer. I cannot believe you are 14 or 15 yrs of age. You write like you were born to, and I think you were.

There are special ones that come along that can write like you and I admire them all and a lot of them are right here in Caelereth, too many to mention in fact, even if I could remember them all.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 30, 2009, 05:58:21 AM
No, no, no need to edit! :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 30, 2009, 06:11:08 AM
Hee, hee, Grallen, wanna play tug-of-war? Feel free to decide how much, if any, of the canvas Lili manages to pull off.

Sadly, I won't be able to post again until after the weekend, cause my parents will come over from Germany for a visit. I may be able to sneak in once or twice to read up on proceedings, but I am inclined to predict that I may be too busy showing my exalted guests around London.

Anyway, I'll be looking forward to coming events!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 30, 2009, 11:00:26 PM
Lili, I chuckled at your post. I too want to see what Grallen is going to do?

@Talia, ty. I hope your mother is doing better.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on April 30, 2009, 11:13:22 PM
I'll post soon, most likely tonight. Sorry, just been gettin' more and more busy.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 01, 2009, 12:10:09 AM
Thanks for asking, Damien. Yes, she is better, she got on Monday her second balloon kyphoplasty and this time it worked obviously better than last time. She came home today and is better, not painfree though (still needs quite heavy drugs, but at least no opium based anymore), but back at the state where she was before the last vertebra broke.

Now, this is my third attempt to write something, maybe I'm getting it finished now ;) Ana'Mirl is about to answer Alt's question.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on May 01, 2009, 04:20:30 AM
Sorry for by short and not very elaborated posts, but I'm a bit short on time these days.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 01, 2009, 04:27:58 AM
Was fine :)  Elaborate is not always needed, as long as it propels the story.  Good posts all.  Good to see the activity is still strong.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 01, 2009, 11:03:16 PM
Airyn I am going to take Talia's place for a moment. (not being nit picky or anything, but you and the others have stopped, watering horses and mules, and Grallen has been discovered. Your post is good, just a bit behind in time that's all)

Ok, that was Talia. Now this is me. I liked your post, but as Talia and I am sure others will have eventually pointed out; your just a bit behind in time.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 02, 2009, 12:39:38 AM
Hu, my place? What's that? Has my pointing out some errors about Baveras' Aids been so bad? I just wanted to point out things, which might be in my head only for further post.

You can well speak for yourself only, Damien.

Airyn, sorry, I forgot, that you are travelling on my cart! Just add some more to your post to catch up with us, and please puppet my answers. It is no problem, if you have something in your posts about me/from me I have not. I will change mine to include you sitting on the other side of me.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on May 02, 2009, 12:51:29 AM
Airyn, I added you, saying we had a pleasant talk! (with Ana) and that your dog refused to come to Lori.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 02, 2009, 12:48:30 PM
Now Talia I did it in jest. I did not mean to hurt your feelings and if I did I apologize. You could be jesting with me as far as I know and I would not even know it.

I will keep my thoughts to myself from now on. :undecided:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 02, 2009, 03:51:57 PM
Sorry, I was tired last night. Wasn't paying as much attention as I should have. Edit comin' right up :)

Aw, Damien don''t keep your thoughts to yourself. It's good to hear everyone's opinions.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 03, 2009, 01:23:49 AM
Yes it is good to hear everyone's opinions Airyn however I think it best that I choose my words a bit more carefully or else I put foot in mouth and get hit by fish. :fish:  :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 05, 2009, 12:19:28 AM
And here I thought I would have to apologize to Rhia again for not posting because Satuday was the first nice day we had here all year and it was fishing season opener. I caught several nice fish which I threw back, I am a catch and release guy,

Anyother fishermen/women out there?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 05, 2009, 12:30:56 AM
i like fish, but only when alive and happy. we have two, called Steve and Tracey, and they're almost as mad as me. :D
i'm gonna wait to post until Lli's reacted.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 05, 2009, 04:52:26 AM
I prefer to visit fish, myself. I learned to scuba dive a little less than three years ago, and have been fascinated by underwater life since. I'm still hoping to meet a dolphin underwater one day.

I'm writing a reply to Grallen now, by the way. I was going to wait for others' reactions, but as none have come, I hope it's all right to play out the scene a bit more...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: fionn on May 05, 2009, 05:02:21 AM
Thanks Lili, but don't feel you have to rush.
i'd be wary of dolphins: never trust an animal that grins all the time, it's probably planning something.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 05, 2009, 05:18:11 AM
Naah, I'm enjoying the writing! It's a welcome break from a long day of, erm, trying and failing to write a presentation I need to give this week. It's because I was shortlisted for that job I talked about a while ago: Thursday I have to give them a talk and convince them that I'm their ... their man, I suppose.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 05, 2009, 05:57:54 AM
I made a slight assumption about the positions of Altario and Garret, there. I hope that's okay - I'll change it on request, of course.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 05, 2009, 06:23:49 AM
Wasn't a huge assumption, so I'm good with it. :)  Great posts folks.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 05, 2009, 05:58:10 PM
Thanks, Alt.

I made a small edit to yesterday's post: Lili takes a swig from her bottle before tossing it to Grallen (hoping to avoid a rather obvious misinterpretation of her offer).


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 05, 2009, 11:48:17 PM
Airyn, help me, what effect does your cooling spell have tous, to Ana next to you. Does she notice a cold air or somethign like this?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 06, 2009, 09:00:18 AM
@Damien: No apology necessary whatsoever! Besides, you have good excuse.

Quote
Option three. I hate option three. Why is it always option three?
Fionn, er, Seth, er Grallen- Grafieth, you always make me laugh. I love reading your posts! This is not the first time I have burst out laughing... :lol:

Damien, I'll try to have a post for you soon! I apologize for my extreme lateness... :wakeup:

Oh, I remember what I was thinking! About what time are you guys on the road to Strata going to arrive, so that Damien and I can kind of choreograph this?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 06, 2009, 04:38:09 PM
I was trying to play it safe with using magic, but if that's allowed then absolutely  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 06, 2009, 11:37:51 PM
I think by the time Altario and company arrive in Strata I shall be more blottoed than Grallen was the previous night.

Grallen, I agree with Rhia.  :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 07, 2009, 02:21:14 AM
In game terms.. after sundown.. unless Talia corrects me on this  ;)

In RL, I do not plan on staying on the road too long.. just wanted to get Grallen involved and part of the group.. once we are done with that.. we will move forward to the city gates.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 07, 2009, 04:59:25 AM
I hope Tharoc gets out of jail before everyone gets to Strata, or are we going to break him out.

You know you are tired when you have to respell someone's name three times.  ;)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 07, 2009, 07:40:26 PM
Arrival in Strata: Before sundrown, I would suggest, for then the gates close and we will have trouble to get grallen in... maybe even an hour before the sun sets, so that we do have a bit of light when we arrive at the inn, but that is up to you!

If I have the time to post soon, I'll will move the party on if you are ok. After all, grallen sits on my cart..

I', glad I'm here  - our DSL connection broke down, the hardware was ten years old, so it was no surprise. Thanks to my son who stays with us his last week we have a new, better Fritz Box now, even with WLAN :)  But I tell you, you get withdrawal symptoms alone of the thought that you might not be able to use the internet, even when you don't have the time to use it...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 07, 2009, 11:26:44 PM
I've tried to leave your options open with Tharoc. I initially aimed at Garret having to 'bail' me out, but now he could also be kicked out just to save the sanity of the guards, or you could bust him out. I'll leave it up to you guys!

Now, where was I........Oh yes.....

"Ah gots ter get outta vis place, if'n it's the las' fing ah ever does."
CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 08, 2009, 12:52:33 AM
 :rolling:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 08, 2009, 12:56:04 AM
You can still have Garret bail you out, Tharoc.  Garret and I have discussed it somewhat and have an idea for that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on May 08, 2009, 01:13:56 AM
I'll be postin' soon hopefully. Nothin' today unfortunatly, as I've got tons to do and playin' softball later tonight, so by the time I've got the time to sit on my computer, it will be time to sleep. However, somewhere between three essays and helpin' two friends with their three essays this weekend, I should be able to pull somethin' together. Sorry for the delay. If need to, go ahead and puppet Garret thought this little stop in the movement, as I'm not completely sure I'll manage a post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 08, 2009, 01:03:15 PM
Took the liberty of a minor puppet Ana.   :D  Hope that is ok.  Unless you have a plan for the watering hole, I'd rather play out Grallen's part here and go to the city gates afterwward.  If you have an idea for the watering hole, let me know and we can still stop there for a few posts.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 08, 2009, 06:37:20 PM
No problem with a little puppeting, there is nearly none, for I could just ignore you.  ;) I might even do that. I have no plans with the waterhole, just that I thought it could be a good place for Lori to eavesdrop on you and Garret talking about Denkymar (did I got his name right?). For otherwise , it might get difficult, even if Lori is allowed to ride on fiddlestick, we won't get near enough.

I'll think I'll push us on, and your intervention is great, for then we can be a bit across with each other, you have a reason to go to the other side of the well, under another tree and speak with Garret in private. I will rapidly allow some more bushes to grow, so that Lori can crawl behind you and listening to your talk. Just announce, that you need to talk in private, so that Lori has a reason to go after you. 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on May 08, 2009, 07:11:36 PM
And I'll try to get the Strata map ready, it is nearly finished.


If you want to go on, I'll post a little description of the 'shady place':

The resting place:

A waterhole, about ten peds across, shallow, more an area where water emerges from the soil, a waterhole for the desert fauna mainly. Nevertheless a famous place , for four trees growing close to it provide shade for the travellers from Strata to the Herald: Three Bombax Palmtrees are growing on one side, accompanied by a small, but dense forest of Miln'no Plants, though directly underneath, some free space is cleared for travellers to rest. On the other side is a huge, old Dari'ii tree (acacia), which gives far more shade than the three palms together. However, beware of the fauna living in such a tree!

You and Garret --> Palm trees (a good place for Lori to crouch towards you)
Rest of the group --> Dari'i tree


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 08, 2009, 08:52:47 PM
OOooh!  :shocked: Just read Anna and Alt's latest posts. Consider yourself told, Alt!

I'll hold your coats if you want to fight it out.  :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 08, 2009, 09:28:39 PM
Hehe, this should be an interesting trip   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 09, 2009, 01:16:11 AM
Oh I agree Airyn. Interesting is an understatement.  ;)


Rhia perhaps this my last post will help you come up with something.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 09, 2009, 05:13:36 AM
LOL

No Strata Map today, my comp is occupied. Just now I'm sitting on a macbook with an American keyboard, but the keys are German when I type (y and z exchanged, but that is the easiest part). That's annoying, I tell you!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 09, 2009, 10:16:58 AM
Hey Talia,

if Lori decides to finally have the ride she was promised, feel free to puppet Lili and Fiddlesticks a little (e.g. Lori getting into the saddle and they all riding off to the oasis).


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on May 10, 2009, 05:13:23 AM
Short post, but I should be sleeping already, you know. I wanted to be away from that cart and Ana, in case she moves on right now, better ride on Fiddlestick than in the cart , despite Earnest being there!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 10, 2009, 06:42:57 AM
Welcome on horseback, Lori! We'll have to think of a few naughty songs to sing together.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 11, 2009, 03:16:33 AM
sorry guys, i was unexpectedly dragged away for the weekend, but back now. awesome posts!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 11, 2009, 04:17:27 AM
Grallen, there are so many brilliantly concise formulations in your post that I don't know which to be most envious of.

And I agree: great posts all around. Did you write that song yourself, Rhia?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 11, 2009, 08:25:50 AM
Yes... But I don't like it as much as I did when I wrote it. (Neither does Rhia, as you can see. ;))


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 11, 2009, 08:42:29 PM
Well, it's much better than Lili's song, but Lili ain't caring 'bout that.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 12, 2009, 12:02:03 AM
OOPS! Altario ain't gonna be too happy when he sees who's waiting for him in Strata!
 :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 12, 2009, 12:11:40 AM
Hehe.. nope.  And when he finds out Garret is Tharoc's buddy.. well, that will slip the sauce off his noodle for sure  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 12, 2009, 01:12:21 AM
Poor Altario. Maybe it will be good when he finds Damien. For Damien hates orcs as much as he does, if not more!

Rhia, very well written post. I liked the song, especially since I have found out you wrote it yourself. It has meaning behind it. Now as everyone holds their breath. Will Rhia spurn Damien, or will she take the offered hand? Only she knows... ;)

Awe, Lili, I liked your bawdy song. I was hoping for a bit more "bawdy" if'n you know what I mean? But with child sitting in front of you perhaps the more bawdy songs will come later...*hint hint*

Should be a very interesting trip indeed...hehe.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 12, 2009, 04:33:26 AM
Did someone mention bawdy songs?

I have a copy of Septimus Smallpiece's Bawdy Tavern Tunes somewhere abouts.....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 12, 2009, 06:12:12 AM
He, he, Damien. Be careful what you wish for. I used to be an avid player of the Corrupted Wish Game! Anyway, wait 'til Kassandra remembers the other three verses!  :rolleyes:

EDIT: Ahem! With Lili's response to Grallen, we've reached 500 posts in Destiny. Warm congratulations to our moderators, who have set up and run an inspirational story! I am particularly impressed by the number of in-character-posts. There are 93 of them in just 10 weeks: well over one per day on average! It's great how busy we've kept ourselves!

(Sorry for the number-crunching. I am in treatment for professional deformation.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 12, 2009, 07:52:23 PM
Sorry for being so inactive, computer time has been short so I haven't had the time to write a post yet.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 12, 2009, 11:09:16 PM
Yes, on behalf of the Destiny staff, we would like to both congratulate and thank all of our wonderful players for their hard work, talent, and dedication to helping us make it to 500 posts.  Way to go people.  :D :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 12, 2009, 11:46:21 PM
Yeah, way to go...congrats to all of you hard working people...Hey! I am one of those people, yeah congrats to me too... :lol: :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 17, 2009, 06:07:50 AM
Great posts everyone. Altario if you do not get to Strata soon, Damien's going to be so drunk that he may pass out!  :grin: Just kidding.

I like the interaction between Grallen and the rest of you. Besides Rhia rejected Damien. That just might make him a little angry. Pagran and his thugs may have to step in again... :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 17, 2009, 09:52:32 PM
Yes, great posts all around once again! I bet Grallen didn't expect to be met with so much courtesy. Time to get the veteran orc-slayers into the mix again!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 17, 2009, 11:22:08 PM
*Tharoc stops sharpening his knives, raises an eyebrow in Lili's direction and awaits further developments*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 19, 2009, 01:18:20 PM
I am tired.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 20, 2009, 04:43:30 AM
Hehe, Damien. You really pull the ol' heartstrings. (I mean in the story.)  :)

Lori, please feel welcome to puppet that daggerbeak! If you want to offer her a drink, she'll jump on your arm or lap and gratefully accept.

But be careful not to loose your balance on that horse!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 20, 2009, 05:04:32 AM
poor Damien, if we don't hurry up Rhia'll have made him a nervous wreck before we arrive... to, err... watch, I guess. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on May 20, 2009, 05:52:34 AM
Sorry for not postin' yall. Been busy and when I've had the time, I really haven't had the motivation/energy to write somethin'. Hopefully I manage one post to set Garret up to be puppeted away for a bit or just dragged along before I leave.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 20, 2009, 04:15:25 PM
I hope to get some decent posts done today, get us to the waterhole, at least, that is my plan ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 20, 2009, 11:25:01 PM
@ Lili, ty for the compliment and you too Grallen. I was once told I was a romantic. I guess it shows in my writing.

I was going to start a fight, but it was too soon as I want you all to come into the inn at the time that Damien is fighting and loosing. I would hope that Alt's friendship with Damien would put him into action. Of course if any of you else want to join in, hop right on in.

That is when the time is right.

@Rhia, see what you are doing to me?  :grin:  It is going good.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 20, 2009, 11:38:57 PM
"Miss Grallen!" LOL

Airyn, you are playing your chatacter very well, do you know that?

Edit: Airyn, i forgot about your request for a needle nd a thread , I'll edit something in. I did not understand what happended to you though.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on May 22, 2009, 06:00:02 AM
Airyn, I assumed you would not jump immediately from the cart with your hurt hand, please tell me, if I misunderstood you!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 22, 2009, 06:02:32 AM
Btw, do we already know, how to integrate Grallen? Will she just follow us for a while? Into Strata?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 22, 2009, 04:08:44 PM
Miss Grallen just sounded so catchy :grin:

You were right, Talia. That was what I was hoping to do. I'm working all day tomorrow so I'll get a post out tonight or sunday night.

Wonderful posts everyone!


EDIT: Thankyou for your praise Talia, I'm having a lot of fun writing.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 23, 2009, 02:26:56 AM
I had vague thoughts that she'd just kind of end up getting dragged to Strata, as she can't exactly strike out across the desert onher own, and from there, I dunno, maybe end up sticking around for some reason? what are other people's thoughts?

And Airyn, I swear, I'd never eat your dog - he's too hairy and small, it wouldn't be worth it. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 23, 2009, 02:40:23 AM
Well, I was hoping that Grallen would just kind of come along for the ride into Strata.  Once there, events will unfold that will cement and bond us as a group. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 23, 2009, 03:12:40 AM
that sounds scary... I like it! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 23, 2009, 04:02:02 AM
Well, I'm all for it, but I thought it might be difficult to get grallen into Strata, after what she thought about watchmen and his likes. Grallen, maybe you should tell Ana, that you fear the watchmen (because they hate orcs without reason ;) ), and she might agree that you hide again under the canvas.

Somehow grallen needs to get the favour of  some of the group. Maybe Airyn's dog vanishes in the Mil'no and grallen brings him back - after Ana promised her to get her through the gate unharmed. This would be a first possibility for Altario to see a helpfull orc  :buck: Airyn, not knowing orcs as well as Lili and Altario and Garret might even try to defend her, out of gratitude towards her. (if there is a tight situation at the gates)

Something in the line..

So, let us force our orc girl to do some good deeds!  :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 23, 2009, 05:32:10 AM
Hey Talia,

if I let you play Kassandra more often, that bird might end up winning a poetry competition!

I shall withhold my approval to taking Grallen along anywhere until she swears by the legs of her frog that she doesn't eat birds, either.

Wonderful posts, all!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 23, 2009, 06:31:33 AM
LOL, be careful Grallen, Sage might lick you to death first!



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 23, 2009, 07:10:21 AM
AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!

I just spent the best part of an hour writing a post about Capt Illogical, and how he came to have a smashed nose courtesy of Grallen. I went to poist it and I'd been timed out. Somewhere amidst all the confusion I lost the post.

GGGGRRRR. I'll have to re-do it tomorrow now.

Damn, blast, poo, bum and flip.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 23, 2009, 07:49:05 AM
That's a shame, Tharoc! My sympathies! I'm looking forward to reading that post, when it comes ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 23, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
Oh, poor Tharoc, it's horrible when that happens. I expect you've already looked everywhere, but are you sure it wasn't saved under recovery on word or something? i lost my longest post by Grallen from a powercut, sulked all night, then found more than half of it in the morning when i endeavoured to retyp it.
btw if it makes things simpler i intended to write that so that it could be any of the watchmen who'd broken their nose, but Grallen did kick captain Illogical, quite hard. :grin:
and lili, i think kassandra might be more than a match for grallen.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 23, 2009, 10:24:38 PM
Thou art too modest, orc-lady!

Unfortunately, this will have to be my last post before I go away. Airyn, feel free to puppet Lili so she can help you down from the cart (I think she'll manage?!).

Otherwise let's assume that Lili will do sensible things for a change, such as filling water bottles and keeping in the shade.

I look forward to reading what will have happened in 10 days' time.

So long!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 24, 2009, 05:14:11 AM
Will do, Lili, you will be missed. See you soon!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 24, 2009, 09:59:10 AM
Have a great time Lili.

Tharoc, that was a great post.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 24, 2009, 12:49:03 PM
I apologize for the sporadic-ness of my posts! Now that summer's come, I'm looking, hopefully, at a lot more time on my hands.

With this last post, I'm experiencing a bit of the bad writer's block, so you may not have much to work with, Damien- sorry! But, come midday, Rhia gets her break, so I'll have her do some things then. Right now she's pretty much stuck to that little dais. :) Unless something happened with Pagran! By the way, will Pagran continue to be played by Damien until everyone leaves for Strata?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 25, 2009, 05:30:47 AM
Good question Riha. I don't have a clue.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 25, 2009, 05:33:46 AM
The two of you can keep playing him and the subplot you have going.  As long as said plot does not interfere with the main plot when we get there.  But, I'll keep watching your posts and nudging you if it is going contrary to what I need.  But so far, so good. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 25, 2009, 05:37:02 AM
Oh thank you great one!  :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 25, 2009, 08:43:35 PM
Damien and Rhia, you two are really cute!!

Is anyone else here a klutz? I managed to tear the tendons in my knee yesterday and all I did was put my foot down the wrong way after doing a kick in taekwondo.

Hey, is it too early for another post from me?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 25, 2009, 08:59:21 PM
ouch, that sounds painful, hope you're OK, Airyn. I don't think it's too early for another post. I'm trying to write one now, and after venting my frustrations on Kassandra I've kinda run out of stuff to say. If you can think of enough to fill a post then I'd love to see whether you pick surly-but-dashing Altario, or freindly-and-a-little-odd Lili. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 25, 2009, 09:07:53 PM
Yeah, I'm good. Sore, but good.

Airyn is scared of offending Altario, but also scared of offending Lili, and can't decide whether to be a people-pleaser and take both their hands, or just try and jump from the cart herself. Hey, she'll probably end up with a buggered knee as well given her clumsiness. Then I'll really have something to write about   :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 25, 2009, 09:28:57 PM
ahh, the perpetual dilemma of the polite personality. Grallen never has that kind of problem, although I expect Airyn doesn't get as many shouts of "there! that's the one that >insert crime here<! get her!"


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 27, 2009, 01:31:58 AM
 :lol: @ Grallen.

Airyn, I actually tore two tendons on my left knee when I planted my foot wrong throwing a baseball. I had to have surgery to repair the damage. And yes in real life I am klutz, always have been for some reason. Probably why I was always chosen last to play sports in gym class. However I made up for it with a pretty high IQ, but what girl in high school wants to go on a date with a klutz instead of a jock, even if the klutz did have a brain?

Damien may make a play for such a lady as you, Airyn. Of course after he shaves his beard off, cuts his hair, and washes up that is.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 27, 2009, 01:37:47 AM
Getting a regular little harem, aren'tcha, Damien! ;) :devilish:

By the way, I really really like how you write, Airyn!

Hey Damien, sorry if there wasn't much for you to go off of in my last post!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 27, 2009, 01:55:03 AM
If Damien is going to die, he may as well die happy and with a smile on his face.  :kiss:

I think I did ok with what you gave me Rhia. You may have a hard time coming up with something though. But I trust your talent will come shining through.  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 27, 2009, 03:26:19 AM
Hahaha Rhia, I wonder how many saw that?  Prolly no one but me.  Our secret.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 27, 2009, 03:27:57 AM
I do that every once in a while... :blush: Heh heh... I'm getting to be like Fionn! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: fionn on May 27, 2009, 05:21:44 AM
what exactly is that s'posed to mean? :huh:
great post, though Rhia. you are queen of the thought-track, definitely.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 27, 2009, 06:22:02 AM
I don't know about that- I would say you and Ylva have got us all beat!

Not an insult, Fionn! I forgot that I wasn't logged in as Rhia while I was typing my post, and accidentally posted it logged in as another character. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 27, 2009, 05:08:42 PM
 :lol: go Rhia. And thankyou, but I reckon yours are absolutely awesome.

@Damien: Surgery? Wow. That musta hurt a LOT. How long ago was that?

I tend to steer clear of all sports which involve a bat or a hard ball. Once I managed to hit myself in the head with a tennis racket and missed the ball completely. Personally, I think looks are overrated. Yeah, I'm cheesy but it's what's inside that matters the most.

Also, all this character changing is making me dizzy. If no one minds me asking, what other characters does everyone play?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 27, 2009, 10:07:02 PM
I think most people know, but I'm also Fionn and Grallen. Trying to keep it at three for now.
@Rhia - ahh, suddenly everything makes sense. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on May 27, 2009, 11:11:44 PM
I'd need a couple pages and few days to list all my characters. I've currently got 17 approved and many work-in-progress ones I haven't worked on in months.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 28, 2009, 01:39:37 AM
Well, approved characters, I've got Rhia and Twigga, plus another character, my first one, whose CD I hate; then I've got about a few idea characters with half-completed CDs, the latest, as Altario noticed, Bridwen. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on May 28, 2009, 02:16:32 AM
I am Damien Airyn as well as ghun. So I have three and three is enough for me... :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 28, 2009, 02:20:26 AM
Capher are you trying to make me angry? Airyn don't pay attention to him. I am the one and only Baron Damien Scar, roughly handsome rogue.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 28, 2009, 10:41:14 PM
*shakes head* You is a funny one, Mr. Damien.

I was thinking of doing another one, but can't decide what race do do.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 29, 2009, 02:11:14 AM
How about a mixed breed, Airyn. Elven and Human, or just a different human tribe. I think any race you chose you would be good writing for. Let's see there are the.
1. Brownies,
2. Dwarves,
3. Halflings,
4. Humans,
5. Orcs,
6. Ogre's,

I know there are more but that is all I can recall at the moment. I think you could do any of them justice.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 29, 2009, 03:03:05 AM
Can always use more Remusians  ;)

And now, my rewrite is finished.  Just going through the editing process in order to get it on site, so its only a matter of time. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on May 29, 2009, 03:05:45 AM
I, for some reason, find myself addicted to humans. Don't know why... But do a hobbit, Airyn! You would play one well. And we could use a few more mullogs as well... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 29, 2009, 03:24:53 AM
Yeah, mullogs are vastly underrepresented at the minute, and very fun to play. Orcs are good fun too. :evil: personally I'd think of what kind of person you want to make, and find a race which works well with whatever aspects of culture, history, etc. you had in mind.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 29, 2009, 10:06:05 AM
Aww.. Don't clean up too much, Damien.. I was looking forward to Altario seeing you in such a state of disarray and drunkedness.  His brutal honesty was gonna come at you like a slap in the face. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 29, 2009, 01:25:36 PM
I believe you are still going to have that chance Alt. Rhia will once again reject him once she gets him to the inn. Or something else may happen, who knows?

Alt slap Damien in the face? looking for a fight that you can't have with Grallen, huh?  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on May 29, 2009, 09:57:54 PM
I just had a sudden thought of creating an orc to go annoy Alt in FD.... :grin:




Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 29, 2009, 11:17:59 PM
That would do it, Airyn :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 30, 2009, 12:01:23 AM
Do it!  One, we need more vilians there, and two.. Alt needs some more targets dummies, haha


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 01, 2009, 01:23:07 AM
 :lol: at Altario. Target dummies.

Uh Rhia, I really hate to do this since your posts are so much better than mine, however there are some things you should not do and somethings you may have not thought about or forgotten.

1. I am not sure Damien would appreciate it being thrown into water, especially since his bandages would get wet, and men carrying him would certainly casue his ribs much pain. So Damien, I believe, would definately wake up.

2. After Pagran telling you how deep Damien's pockets were you told him and his barkeeps, who just the previous night had beaten him, to take him up to the roof where the bath was. What do you think they would do with his money belt?

3. After all that you go to the dias? And without your pipes or lute, were you going to sing acappela perhaps? Why did you not just go back outside to the markets and find your lute string? After all you were on your break.

4. Oh and the water on top of a roof in a desert would be awfully warm, if not steaming. Are you hoping to boil off Damien's stench?  :lol:

No need to edit your post though I will take care of it Damien's way. Just somethings for you to think about the next time, ok.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 01, 2009, 08:03:04 AM
Oh... Good points, Damien... :blush: Well, now at least I know what happens when I try to write posts at two o'clock in the morning! I apologize for my thoughtlessness. Thank you for calling those to my attention, I hadn't even thought of them! (Except for maybe #4. I was gonna deal with that one in my next post! ;)) Thanks for taking care of that; if you want me to edit my posts any time all you need do is ask.

By the way, Damien, despite my horrible posts, have you noticed that the two of us have had ten consecutive posts? :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 01, 2009, 11:01:16 PM
Rhia do not ever ever say that you have terrible posts...you are one of the best writers here in Caelereth. I could never write something as imaginitive and spirited at two in the morning, so give yourself some credit.

I think the others are taking siestas at the oasis... :D

Besides reading your writing is like teaching me how to write better, though I admit I have a horrible time writing dialogue unlike you do as well as your thought processes's. If I can manage to master those two things I will be extremely happy. However, each writer has their own style at least that is what I have been told.

Keep up the good work Rhia.

BTW you are going to have to edit you last post when it comes to the time; seems Alt us using two different calendars when posting the time. It is confusing for one time says it is noon or an hour past while the second time says it is the time that you used. So it is not your fault, however if by reading their posts and ours it is much later in the day than what you wrote.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 01, 2009, 11:36:54 PM
Hey Alt could you please either use one or the other time clocks, please.

Sunreign comprises the noon hour on one time piece however Sunblaze, which is on another time piece, says it is only between 4-9 in the morning.  I think I know what you were trying to do Alt, you were trying to do hours and the time of day...they are the same, in terms, but in substance, they are completely different and can be quite confusing.

If it were only between four and nine in the morning, some of your posts, Grallen's, Airyn's and the others would have to be edited. However if it is noon or there abouts then the only post that needs editing would be Rhia's, unfortunately.

So perhaps you should just use one or the other time pieces when you post the time, month and day, unless I am wrong in this matter, then in that case, you can tell me so and hit me with a fish.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 02, 2009, 12:11:45 AM
Not 4-9 in the morning.  The 4th to 9th hours of daylight.  Daylight starts at 6 AM so 1st hour would be 6-7 Am, 2nd hour would be 7-8 AM, and so on, therefore the hours of Sunblaze would be would be covered from 9 AM to 3PM. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 02, 2009, 02:55:32 AM
Though yours and many others surpass my own skills, thank you for the compliments, Damien. I'm adding more and more to my meager skills learning from you guys than I ever would have just at school. :heart:

So Alt, which clock would you like me to use? :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 02, 2009, 03:05:06 AM
You can use both.  Its 12 PM, which is Sunreign, which is the start of the third hour of Sunblaze.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 02, 2009, 12:47:30 PM
Oh yeah. Post edited. Prolly coulda said that earlier, huh. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 02, 2009, 11:32:09 PM
Ok, hit me with a fish Alt. I misunderstood the timepiece. Say when are you guys going to get here. I really want to get slapped in the face with some reality :lol: and then get cleaned up.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 02, 2009, 11:47:12 PM
looks like we've hit a bit of a sticky point. Me and Airyn are being imminently dragged away by exams, Lili's away, and Altario was last to post. I'd post now if I could think of something to write, but not sure what could happen next...
any suggestions?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 03, 2009, 12:19:19 AM
That's ok Grallen. I understand. I hope you and Airyn do well on your exams.

Besides Rhia and I are having fun. We like throwing verbal barbs at one another. ;) Though I think Rhia has one up on me when it comes to that, she has a tongue that could strip the flesh off a shark. :evil:

I hope you know I am just kidding Rhia...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 03, 2009, 01:55:18 AM
I dunno, Damien, you're pretty darn good at those blowups... ;) But truly, great speech. It got Rhia where she's tender! :devilish:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 03, 2009, 02:42:00 AM
I survived the great event, but now I'm exhausted, but will try to get a PST till I vanish for Taize next week. Pictures from my pretty daughter will come :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 03, 2009, 04:21:04 AM
*Thar digs into his trouser pocket and produces a fluff-covered coin. Blowing off the worst of the detritus adhering to it, he offers it to the shifty-looking bloke lurking in the shadows nearby.*

A san sez th' pretty wench wipes th' floor wi' 'im!

*Kicking an old, sleeping dwarf off his stool, Thar sits down, rubs his hands gleefully in anticipation and waits for the fun to begin*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 03, 2009, 05:50:33 AM
 :rolling:@Tharoc.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 03, 2009, 06:38:05 AM
*Rhi looks at spectators gathered in a loose circle around Damien and herself, noticing the huge orc person who just bet on her. "Good choice," she mouths silently to him. Spitting on the ground, she cracks her slim knuckles machofully and glares steadily at Damien as she stretches on the ground.* :devilish:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 04, 2009, 12:41:00 AM
Ding Ding went the bell...Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the first bout of words this evening. In one corner, the lovely, sharp witted, girl from the R'unior Isles...Rhia! :grin:

Some of the crowd cheered especially a funny looking orc.

And on the other corner we have the dark eyed, roguishly handsome Kyranian...Damien Scar. :evil:

Let the fight begin... :fish:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 04, 2009, 12:52:00 AM
I'm afraid I get nothing done until Friday (late) night, till then!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 04, 2009, 01:40:04 AM
Take care of yourself Talia...see you on the boards as soon as you can.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 04, 2009, 07:59:02 AM
By the great spiderturtle! Only having been gone for ten days, I return to read that a major romantic drama has unfolded! It seems almost a shame to interrupt the flow ... but nonetheless I am planning my next post, as I've managed to catch up with the oasis part of the story. Give me a day or three. :)

"Glorified taenish" indeed!  :angry:

Hope the exams are going well, Grallen & Airyn!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 04, 2009, 09:57:45 AM
Lili, Rhia and I were bored waiting for you guys... :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 05, 2009, 12:45:55 AM
You did well, you two!  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 05, 2009, 03:03:24 AM
I give all the credit to Rhia...she inspired me.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 05, 2009, 03:42:15 AM
To be honest, I'm just waiting on Talia to post.  She wanted us at the watering hole, so she might have something in mind.  Then its off to Strata. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 05, 2009, 11:30:48 PM
Ahhh the dead arises... :evil: Hi Alt, no time, no see.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 06, 2009, 08:58:48 PM
Huhu, I don't know, if I find time to post today, but let's see, there are some hours left till 10 pm when we have to leave for a night trip on a bus (not my favourite..)

Alt, basically I wanted you and Garret to be at this other place in the oasis, not under the dari'i-tree like the rest (maybe you don't want to stay with that orc), but under the palm trees with the Mil'no around. Then Lori can go and chase a stripped kara (little stripped pig) and accidentally overhear you and Garret talk about your goal, finding Denkymar (?), so that she can go searching for him on her own, when we are in Strata.

You all know Ana and Lori by now very well, so just puppet us. I'll try to at least post the not-yet-finished Strata map today, so that you know where to go.. ;)

I'm away till the 16th, but then no major event will take place in my life for the next time.. hopefully.

I'm in  Taizé (http://www.taize.fr/), with some of the youths of Helen-Elise's confirmation group.

And for all, who have no access to the moot, here is my nearly grown up youngest daughter! (14 years old)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 06, 2009, 10:10:53 PM
Talia, she looks as pretty as her mother. I really like the blue dress on her. So how much trouble are you having with boys hanging around the house?  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 07, 2009, 03:50:05 AM
Have never seen her mother, but I agree she is very pretty. :D

Ok, I'll post right away then, so we can get this motley crew on the road before Rhia and Damien kill each other.  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 07, 2009, 04:36:59 AM
Well, thanks Capher, though you better say, as pretty as her mother once was ..lol

Have taken her down as long as I'm away.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 07, 2009, 04:37:52 AM
And now I'm gone...  I'm a bit nervous..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 07, 2009, 07:01:05 AM
HA! Ah knew it! *Tharoc nudged the peasant stood beside him, slapped his large meaty hands onto his thighs, rose from the trembling stool beneath him and turned to look for the human he had given his wager to. Spying him in the same shadow he had occupied earlier, the orc pushed his way through the departing crowd towards him. *

*Spotting Tharoc's approach, the shifty character hurriedly stuffed his ill-gotten gains into his pocket and turned to leave.*

OI! An' where d'yer fink you're goin', young fella m'lad? We 'ad a wager, a wager it appears ah won.  

*Reaching behind his neck, Tharoc drew one of his throwing knives, and in one smooth, graceful movement, launched it into the shadows between the buildings. There was a loud THUNK!, followed by a choking noise which was itself followed by the unmistakeable sound of coins being spilled onto stone.
On reaching the place he had thrown his knife at, Thar found the swindler pinned by his coat collar to the wooden wall behind him. A handful of well-used coins were strewn at his feet.
Putting on his best scary face, Thar bent and rested the tip of his nose against the tip of the skinny humans nose and stared menacingly into his eyes before slowly stooping and gathering all the coins he could find. Taking 2 san for himself, he once again stood and stared the trickster straight in the eye.....*

Now then, ah've taken th' liberty o' 'elpin' misel' t'mi winnin's, seein' as 'ow yer fergot t'and 'em over in yer 'aste t'get away. Ah' imagine a fine upstandin' fella such as yersel' won' object t'makin' a small donation t'the poor an' needy o' this 'ere town. Would yer?  

*The trapped man weighed up his options and decided that, under the circumstances, he wasn't in any position to disagree. He tried to speak, but all that he could muster, considering he was hanging from his jacket collar, was a strangled "Naaarrgghhh"*

There's a good 'un. Now, if'n ah lets yer go, yer promise yer'll fink twice afore tryin' t'rob someone o' thur 'ard earned coin?
*To add a sense of urgency to proceedings, Thar gripped the man by his coat front with one hand and lifted him off the ground.....Furious nodding! Quick as a flash, Thar's other hand appeared beside the mans face, making him flinch and shut his eyes tightly. When the pain didn't come, he slowly opened one eye and saw that the orc had removed the knife which had pinned him to the wall. He licked the blade and wiped it on the mans sleeve before resheathing it. Tharoc let go of the trembling human and he collapsed in a heap on the floor.*

There's a good chap. Reet, be off wi' yer, an' remember what ah said, no more thievin'.

*Chuckling to himself, the orc walked out onto the street, dropped a couple of coins into the bowl of an old blind man sat against a tavern wall, and threw the rest onto the ground amidst the crowd of children that seemed to gather around him wherever he went.*






Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on June 07, 2009, 02:59:46 PM
YAY! No more exams! I'm soooo happy.

1. Damien and Rhia, you guys are AWESOME and the posts between you two are incredible!

2. Talia, I saw that picture of your daughter before and she is so beautiful! Have a good time in Taizé.

3. Grallen, would you mind if Sage found your frog? Even if he climbs on you to do so? I just got an idea  :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 07, 2009, 08:37:20 PM
Well done on completing your exams, Airyn! Hope they went well. of course Sage can find Earnest, but remember that frogs taste bad to dogs. :grin:

@ Tharoc- claps wildly, wolf-whistles, etc.  ;)
@Talia - Taize sounds awesome, have a great time!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 08, 2009, 01:04:11 AM
Hey, Tharoc don't start counting your winnings yet!

@Airyn, well done! I hope you got all "A's" on them. Thanks for the compliment but it should go to Rhia, I just followed her lead.

@Alt, yeah! I look forward to our meeting... :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 08, 2009, 11:27:51 AM
Pish! Pishfiddles, Damien! (I don't know if that's an actual word, but... pishfiddles!) Who was the one offering me advice and fixing my thoughtless mistakes? I depend on you heavily, my friend! :heart:

So about how long before the traveling group hits Strata? Rhia could continue her little shopping spree (fighting with herself about Damien of course) and come back and find Altario with Damien, therefore being unable to talk to him alone because of her pride and vanity issues, causing her to have to wait even longer to do so. Go tension! Man, I love messing with Rhia... :devilish:

Sorry that I haven't posted quite yet! I was away all yesterday and today because of our volleyball state games. Sorry again, Damien!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 09, 2009, 01:03:42 AM
Np my little songbird. I actually like your idea about having Rhia wait and when she does see him he is all cleaned up and roguishly handsome once again, and of course once he meets Lili and Airyn...well talk about tension?  :grin:

I sure do like messing with Alt's stories... :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 09, 2009, 02:15:52 AM
Ah, Damien, trying to save your womanizing reputation by attempting to play the jealousy card, eh? I'd be careful with your charm, though, if I was you - lest you attract Kassandra's   fancy!  ;)

Grallen and Airyn, I loved your responses! And after Alt's fine post, I'm getting ever more curious about what will happen in Strata.

Airyn, I thought I better stick with my initial description of that needle, and act on it ... If Ana gives us a suitable instrument, we can put on the green rubber gloves and start operating.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 09, 2009, 02:17:53 AM
PS, to Airyn: I just remembered that Talia is away, but has given permission for gentle puppeting. Maybe you could have Ana bring a needle, if you want?

Oh, and belated congratulations on surviving your exam week!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on June 09, 2009, 06:50:12 PM
Sorry I haven't said hello to you guys in a while, been here there and everywhere lately. Thanks for the nice comments, and im looking forward to getting the results. Grallen, I hope yours went (or are going) well!!

@Lili: Airyn may not seem to like the needle too much but I think it's cool  :grin: I think I will have Ana bring the smaller one. Green rubber gloves sounds fun, who's up for a game of Operation?
Thanks for being so patient!!

@Grallen: Thanks! I'll be having Sage jump on you in no time :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 09, 2009, 11:42:37 PM
Lets try and keep it brief though.  I'd like for us to get into Strata so we can meet up with Rhia, Damien and Tharoc.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 10, 2009, 01:22:53 AM
Fair enough, Alt! I'm looking forward to meeting the others, and can't wait to play in whatever will happen in Strata.

Before the characters leave the oasis, are we going to play a sub-plot that ends in Grallen earning some more acceptance somehow, as Talia (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=6588.msg261101#msg261101) has suggested a while ago? Seeing as both Grallen and Talia are (kind of) away, we could also leave that out, and just wing it at Strata's gates?

I don't mind either way, really - I'd just like to know how soon we'll move on from the oasis. As far as Lili is concerned, she'll only need one post to botch a little operation ( ;) ) and to welcome Kassandra back under the pink hat, then she's ready to go. But she'll also be happy to wait around and watch a few mirages ...

Oh, about the operation, Airyn: feel free to PM if you have a preference concerning how well or how badly Lili should do the needlework (if you want to trust her with it in the first place, that is!). No hurry, though. I might not be online again before the weekend, anyway.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 10, 2009, 01:27:36 AM
Well, we can have Grallen earn her acceptance once we reach Strata, as in a subplot that concerns Lili, as the two of them have already bonded more so than anyone else at the moment.  I can't remember if you and I have discussed it fuly yet, so let me know, and we can PM each other. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 10, 2009, 01:36:32 AM
Thanks, Alt - sounds great! This is the first time I hear about this sub-plot idea with Lili in Strata. We haven't discussed anything so far, so feel free to PM whenever you see fit!  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 13, 2009, 12:59:51 AM
Hey Alt and the others sitting by the oasis having some fun in the sun. Please get to Strata soon, very soon, as Damien needs that *slap in the face* by Altario, ;) Rhia needs to see Damien cleaned up :buck: and poor Tharoc needs to get out of the dungeon or I am afraid he will be singing those idiotic songs once he gets out for his brain has rotted :grin:

Just wondering...and to Tharoc it was just a joke, I don't need an orc attacking me, though Damien does not need much provocation to try and lop an orc's head off.

@Grallen, Damien would not hurt a woman, even if she was an orc. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 16, 2009, 03:23:21 AM
Back!  *waves*  almost..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 16, 2009, 05:06:52 AM
Wb Talia.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 16, 2009, 06:35:21 AM
Just so you know, Garret has asked me to puppet his meeting with Tharoc in the Strata City Jail. Then I think Alt will be taking over.

Right, as you were! *Thar goes back to wondering why you always have bits left over after re-building a Harley engine......*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 17, 2009, 12:29:24 AM
 :lol: I always wonder the same about anything I take apart and put back together. *now where did this "O" ring come from? This nut, I do not recall seeing it when I took this apart. Now where does this spring go to? Everything looks good, it works, so it just must be extra parts...I will keep them for some other project.*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 17, 2009, 01:31:24 PM
The desktop computer I use has decided to make life difficult for me and is un-usable. Most likely I won't be able to get on for a while, two weeks max, minimum a few days. I, unfortunately, don't have time to write a post tonight- my apologies! Go ahead and puppet Rhia as you see fit. Mods, I think you know Rhia well enough to have a general idea of what she would do. Damien, I think we’re still on with our plan; go ahead and describe Rhia’s actions and reactions based on what we’ve talked about. Once again, my apologies, and hopefully the computer problem will be solved soon.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on June 17, 2009, 11:21:53 PM
So sorry Rhia. Is your computer completely fried? Damien has no idea what to do or say on your behalf. Damien cannot even imagine on how to write like you.

Please don't leave! Use a libraries computer, a friend's, anything...JK

I hope your computer problems are fixed in a timely manner. We will miss you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 18, 2009, 05:34:48 AM
No computer, awwwww! My condolences! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on June 18, 2009, 05:46:37 AM
One good thing about not having a computer Rhia...you do not have to deal with Damien :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 18, 2009, 06:01:08 AM
Oh no! I don't think, I will be able to post tonight, for I'm still reading. Just finished the word duel of Damien and Rhia! I want more! We will extent our stay in the oasis to have more of this :D

That dialog could be the best fight in the next contest!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 18, 2009, 08:38:50 AM
Welcome back, Talia!

I agree with your praise of Damien's and Rhia's interaction.

I thought that we wanted to bring the desert group to Strata sooner rather than later, so that we can open the next chapter (and get involved in bar brawls, singing contests with Tharoc, etc...)? But maybe you were joking when you announced to extend the stay at the oasis ...

Myself, I'm waiting for Airyn to post, so I can describe what a terrible seamstress Lili is.  ;) Any chance of a post sometime soon, Airyn? *nudge, nudge*  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 18, 2009, 08:45:11 AM
I am hoping to get to Strata.  Poor Tharoc has nothing to do right now.  Plus, Rhia won't have puter access, so....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 18, 2009, 08:53:42 AM
I agree, Alt.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 18, 2009, 10:41:12 AM
My computer was fixed much sooner- *much* sooner than I had anticipated, to my relief! I guess that's one good thing about the unpredictability of my puter :P Even those two or three days when I was unable to get on Santh. were torturous. Sorry about that. I truly did think it was going to be longer; it usually takes a few weeks when an issue comes up with my computer! :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 18, 2009, 10:51:29 AM
lol.. Don't apologize.  We are much happier having you here.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 18, 2009, 02:28:49 PM
Quote
That dialog could be the best fight in the next contest!
Yeah, but first we have to *finish* this year's awards! :buck: Anyway, it was all Damien! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 18, 2009, 04:22:40 PM
I was joking!  :buck:

Rhia, good to hear, that it didn't take this long as expected.


Well, now, what do we have to do right now in the oasis? Lili mending Airyn's hand or should Ana'Mirl intervene, doubting Lili's ability to do it well? Then I could bring us in one post to Strata, or near the gates (outside).


Unfortunately I'm the only person online right now. I will go and console grallen a bit...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on June 18, 2009, 05:30:58 PM
Ok, I left some options open.... 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 18, 2009, 08:46:15 PM
Kitten? A kitten? grrrrrrrrr...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 19, 2009, 12:47:42 AM
So you liked our little spat on the streets of Strata, Talia? And you want more? Do not worry Damien and Rhia's relationship will have plenty of time to have a few more spats here and there throughout the story. Don't we my little songbird of the sea :evil:

Anyway it is good to see your computer problems have been fixed and that you are raring to go, Rhia.

Talia, welcome back!

@Grallen, do not eat that poor kitty. It is a pet not food.  :lol:

Were off to see Tharoc, the wonderful orc of the north, da da da da da la la la la...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 19, 2009, 05:17:03 AM
Nice posts, Ana and Grallen!

But, but, but ... - there is no needle!  :cry: I had looked forward to doing the operation (whether wise or no, although there is  a medical case for stitching as soon as possible, if you're gonna stitch at all; not that Lili would need that argument ...).

Seriously, though: Airyn, it's up to you whether you want to conjure up a needle from somewhere. I've got my 'operation post' half-written. But I'm happy to file it under 'exercises' and resume the ride to Strata, if you want to heed Ana's advice instead.

Just in case, Ana, would you have a needle for Airyn if she insisted on getting the stitches?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on June 19, 2009, 06:20:36 AM
Of course I have one, but I don't trust you to do it right! Maybe that little brat gives it to you! But please use mil'no for desinfection!
I have been too long here, if you want to make this poor little elven hand unusable, puppet Lori (and Ana), just let her come and offer one.

Damien, I'm looking forward to those duells..

grallen, there are big kitties as well, those of leopards or such..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 19, 2009, 06:23:53 AM
Ok, thanks Ana!

So, Airyn, up to you!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on June 20, 2009, 02:05:21 PM
I am so sorry for making you guys wait, I know that took ages. Alt, I know you wanna get to Strata asap, so I decided to skip the whole operation process. It's a pity, cause I wanted to do that but I think I've wasted enough time already. Perhaps we can figure something out for when we get to Strata, Lili? I'm sorry that we can't do the operation here :(

Hey, here's an idea! We could always make it really unusable and stitch it on the way  ;)

Yeah, so here's my post and again I apologise for it's lateness.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 21, 2009, 12:25:30 AM
No worries, Airyn. It's a fine post you've written there!  :)

I think the plan is to get us from the oasis to Strata in one post, though ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 21, 2009, 02:18:34 AM
If you guys can do it in a only a post or two each, go ahead.  I don't want to stop your creativity, but don't go off on any tangents either.  No long conversations until we hit Strata. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 21, 2009, 11:19:18 AM
Rightee-ho. As far as I'm concerned, I'm ready to make tracks to Strata. I'll save my creativity for what awaits us there!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on June 21, 2009, 12:53:21 PM
Deal :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 21, 2009, 06:24:34 PM
O, I write a final post at about  3 o'clock this afternoon (CEST) and bring us to the gates of Strata, I'll wait though with posting in case grallen wants to react to this dog in her lap, but I will be ready by then.


Lili, save your operation description, we might need it later...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 22, 2009, 01:38:22 AM
Talia, don't wait for me, I only need, I think, a short post to defend Earnest, so if I'm not done when you want to post I'll tack it onto the start of my next. Not sure if that makes sense, I've been writing backwards for the past hour. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 22, 2009, 02:06:23 AM
grallen, I have most of my post done, but I can't go on right now. So I will probably post in 5 hours or so, when Garret is in bed :) If you have not posted by then, I just write , that you kick him (nicely, without bones broken) away, ok?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 22, 2009, 02:09:54 AM
i think i can probably get a short post up in that time, but Dad's in a turning things off mood, so if i don't that's fine by me. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on June 22, 2009, 08:12:38 AM
I hope I didn't write too much nonsense! I stopped, so we have some options with grallen..

Is all alright, any changes necessary?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 22, 2009, 09:15:39 AM
Not from my end.  Looked good to me.  But, I need Altario and Garret to go through the main gates in order for Garret to learn about Tharoc.  I'm not sure Altario would feel like sneaking into a city in order to ensure the safety of an orc he just met anyway. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 22, 2009, 05:03:10 PM
No no, of course not!  I wanted to open an alternative for grallen to get in, she could hide under the canvas too, if that seems the better option for her.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: fionn on June 23, 2009, 01:54:46 AM
I'm fine with either - which is more convenient for people?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 23, 2009, 03:24:36 AM
Rhia it seems they are here. Are you going to wait to appear after Altario sees Damien, or reappear, give him a what for, go to your room and then when you come back down to sing, Damien has had his comeuppance by both you and Altario. Of course then he will be cleaned up and Lili and Airyn will catch his eye, whether they will reciprocate will of course be up to them, but it will be fun.  I cannot wait until I meet Kassandra and visa versa I am sure.  :evil:

@Tharoc, finally you may get released and get to sing bawdy songs with Damien, Pagran, his co-horts and even Garrett and Altario...maybe even Lili will join in... :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 23, 2009, 03:37:17 AM
What I have been planning to do is have Rhia come back when Damien's all prettied up. However, I am fine with whatever you want to do. Then, like you said, Damien will cosy up and flirt with Airyn and Lili, and Rhia will (predictably) become jealous and try to get "revenge" by flirting with Altario or Garret, or, if they don't want to, I'll just concuct up some guy eating in the inn. :P Work for you? I'm flexible.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 23, 2009, 03:45:34 AM
Cosy up with us? In his dreams!   :azn:

I've got no preference about how Grallen gets into town. But get in she must!

I'm not sure what to post now, so I'll wait and see what happens.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 23, 2009, 06:33:37 AM
@Rhia, Damien does not get prettied up! He may get cleaned up and even presentable and at the best roguishly handsome, but pretty?  :lol: jk I am sure you are flexible Rhia and so am I so just do what you wanted to do in the first place. It is fine with me. I am not sure about Altario, and Garrett is going to be puppeted by Tharoc. Hey, how about Tharoc, Rhia. Now that would get Damien's attention. It may make him jealous enough to even give Grallen a look or two! :buck: Though I doubt Grallen would give him the same... :lol:

@Lili, what? You don't want to get cozy with Damien? With both scarred faces we might have something in common. ;)

Of course a cute elfess might be a better catch... ;)

Or Damien may not a younger woman and go for Ana instead... :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on June 23, 2009, 07:36:23 PM
*slaps slightly on an approaching hand*

Young man, you are too worn out just now and inexperienced on top,  I prefer a well preserved older one who knows what women of my age need ;)  (http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Smilies/dev_grin.gif)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 23, 2009, 11:43:31 PM
Ah, more like Altario!  :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 24, 2009, 05:16:01 AM
*Ooh! Another bout of verbal fisticuffs is in the offing! Looks round for the thieving bookmaker from earlier*

Actually, Alt is going to be puppeting Garret (she didn't trust him in my hands  :evil: ).
I'll only be doing it for their meeting when he goes to bail Thar out.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 24, 2009, 05:40:02 AM
Damien: I was just kidding, of course.   :) I look forward to roleplaying with you!

Lili may enjoy the fistfights more than any coziness you may have in mind, though!  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 24, 2009, 05:43:23 AM
My apologies folks. I have just been reliably informed that I shall be yanking Garret;s strings for the entire city portion of the tale. Apparently, Alt will take over when we hit the sand again, as Garret doesn't like sand and he'll be moody. And as we all know, if there's one thing Alt does well, it's moody.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 24, 2009, 05:54:14 AM
 :(  I'm a happy guy.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on June 24, 2009, 08:44:36 AM
Quote
Hey, how about Tharoc, Rhia.
:shocked: *Rhia somehow thinks that neither she nor Tharoc would be happy if she started flirting with him* Yeah... Capher, you're starting to scare me a little here. ;)

Anyway, Rhia is where I want her. I'm going to procrastinate -hey, at least I'm up front about it- until the travelers get to the inn, into which Rhia will rush soon after that. Then the drama shall build with creaky violins.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on June 24, 2009, 12:29:50 PM
OOH OOH *jumps up and down*

Can I use magic to distract the guard?

Where are we going first?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 24, 2009, 12:50:33 PM
You can try, but I get to play the guard.   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on June 24, 2009, 07:47:38 PM
yay.  :evil:

*wanders off to plot evil scheme*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 25, 2009, 05:07:45 AM
Oh, Ana wanted to object to grallen hiding under the canvas! What should she say to the guard who might know her, once they are there? You will all be gone, but Ana'Mirl has to stay and face a bad reputation! But I will write around it!

Airyn, just let me write my post first! Of course you can use your magic... 


And did I say, how I enjoy the interaction with you?  I fear I have to invent some decend NPC (guides maybe?)

Capher, we have to do something with the heart... 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 25, 2009, 06:41:51 PM
Talia, don't worry, that was a great post. Alt, d'you want to post first or can I puppet the guard?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 25, 2009, 10:58:48 PM
Not to quibble, but should not the time be changed? It is dusk now right?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 25, 2009, 11:37:55 PM
Correct. :D  I shall change that.  Twas an oversight on my part.  Thank you for pointing it out.

Talia, sorry about that. :P  Hope you aren't as put off by me as Ana is about Altario. :rolleyes:

I was going to post once more, and I'll be making the guard go, unless you want to PM with a plan. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 26, 2009, 03:51:06 AM
@ Alt: Were you, by any chance, thinking of using the guards to drop the news of Tharoc's incarceration within Garret's earshot?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 26, 2009, 03:53:43 AM
I will have the guards give Garret the news, yes.  Providing they get his name. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 26, 2009, 04:01:23 AM
Alt, no need to be sorry - as I said, if I would have posted earlier, that would not have happened. Mea Culpa.

And by now you should know, that I'm never cross with you despite how my wording might sound sometimes ;)

To Tharoc - Ana has mentioned anyway orcs already, so someone could mutter about orcs in the town.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on June 26, 2009, 04:03:14 AM
@ Alt: I'm on it!

@ Talia: My thoughts exactly!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 26, 2009, 04:37:29 AM
Airyn was hoping to post something to distract the guard as well, so I shall give her tonight to post.   :D

If not, I shall post the guard tomorrow.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 27, 2009, 06:27:39 AM
Nice posts, everyone!

I'm not sure I understand what's happened. I guess I'll wait to post until Grallen's explained where she's disappeared to.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 27, 2009, 06:52:23 AM
Yes, me too, though Ana could look as surprised as I was! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 27, 2009, 05:32:08 PM
does that help clear things up?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 27, 2009, 11:20:47 PM
Oh yes, it does! Unfortunately I don't have the time to do a post right now...

It was a surprise! :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 28, 2009, 11:15:11 PM
Well done, all! We like surprises!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 28, 2009, 11:17:20 PM
I believe little suprises are important.  :D  Keeps you all on your toes, and keeps the interest.  Thanks goes to Grallen for the help on this.  Great post, Grallen.

To the rest, there will be more surprises.  My PM technique will be used again. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 01, 2009, 01:18:50 AM
Altario, what a clever way to bring the group together!    :thumbup:

I will post later, now I have a last look at that city map. It is ugly and not at all to my liking, but it will have to do for now.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 01, 2009, 05:53:23 AM
Posted! Information Desk! But now I'm too tired to do a decent post, but I have some time in the morning.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 01, 2009, 06:05:12 AM
Altario, I agree wholeheartedly with Talia.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 01, 2009, 06:07:41 AM
That you are too tired to do a decent post?  :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 01, 2009, 06:13:44 AM
No, that you did a fantastic job to put the group together.

@Talia, how come on the Rhaz map there is no picture of the Thirsty Herald? How can we tell how far we travelled if there is no reference point?  Also I think that the Seashoal's inn would be fine in the old harbour district, but a bit much nicer than most of the inn's in that area.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 01, 2009, 04:09:38 PM
Damien, because it doesn't exist on the dev-side. I had plans to do it lately, but I have so many other plans as well and as my future there is less than certain, I might not get to it. When the map was done, this tavern was not very old.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on July 02, 2009, 04:39:09 AM
Finally, not very inspired though...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 05, 2009, 01:38:05 AM
Fiddlesticks, Ana! A fine post!

I was waiting for Airyn to respond next, as Lili is hoping to attach herself to the elfess. But I'll post tomorrow the latest.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 05, 2009, 02:36:06 AM
I is writing :).. will have a post today.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on July 05, 2009, 04:31:20 AM
Sorry for my recent absence folks (Whaddya mean, ya didn't notice I'd gone?). We've had internet 'issues' for the last week. Hopefully it's all sorted now, thanks to my very smarty-arse geek friend.

Don't even ask me what the problem was, I got lost after the first three words of his explanation! :buck:

Right, I'll just read through what's been happening and see where I can add some stuff.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on July 05, 2009, 05:50:41 AM
Whoops. Just posted my next part of the tale into here. Move along now, nothing to see.....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 06, 2009, 07:56:30 AM
The Seashoals Inn Ana. Direct them to there. Damien is awaiting.

Speaking of that I was thinking that perhaps Altario when you all walk into the inn that you seem to recognize me, but I do not, at first...and then of course I offer you all a drink and that is when you get to give me my *slap in the face* either literally or by words or both. I leave that up to you.

I await the pleasure of your company...ladies and gents.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on July 06, 2009, 02:58:07 PM
Sorry for the hold up everyone, my parents whisked us away for a few days to a place with no internet.

How is everyone?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 07, 2009, 12:18:08 AM
WB, Airyn. :D  Nice post, as per usual.  As a group, we are better with you than without you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 07, 2009, 03:00:08 AM
I know Damien! I thought grallen might want to come out from under the cart, but I can post today, if she wants to stay uncomfortable... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on July 07, 2009, 03:41:44 AM
If it's OK, I was gonna wait until peopled had headed for the inn before I followed at a discreet distance, unless anyone's got a better idea?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 07, 2009, 03:45:03 AM
No, then I'll drive on.. I mean Ana .. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on July 07, 2009, 04:48:36 AM
Lili, I know you want to do a surgery - but maybe you can keep it for an event in the desert?

Just write, that somebody comes your way, maybe the priest who tried already to do Damien something good!

Maybe I'll do a little post with Lori still..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 07, 2009, 05:31:57 AM
Nice posts, Airyn & Talia!

I don't know how elven wounds heal, but with humans on Earth stitching is quite useless unless done within the first few hours after the wound was incurred. Not that Lili would know that, of course.

Anyway, I really don't mind if we forego the surgery. Thanks for remembering it, though.  :)

Of course Lili will be up for messily treating people's injuries later, should anyone incur any!  :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on July 07, 2009, 08:13:25 PM
You want injuries? Just say the word. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 08, 2009, 06:43:25 AM
Good post, Alt!

Is it okay for the traveller characters to enter and describe the Seashoals Inn with the next post?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 08, 2009, 07:26:50 AM
Yup, I don't see why not.  And thx :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 09, 2009, 04:43:33 AM
Fine post, too, Grallen!

Okay, so Lili didn't end up entering the inn just yet. Sue her!

PS: Oh, and I made up the Kuglimz'seitre. I don't think the language is developed beyond a few bits of vocabulary?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 10, 2009, 01:04:14 AM
I am a bit curious Alt and others. How are we to meet? Are you going to post that you came into the inn and then Damien recognizes you, Alt. Or are you coming in and you recognize Damien? 

Also will Garret have Tharoc in tow with him as well?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 10, 2009, 01:45:56 AM
In your decrepit state, I would think that Damien would recognize Altario easier than Altario would recognize Damien.  Damien at the moment is a mere shadow of the glorious self he was in Voldar, while Altario is pretty much the same.

I hope that works, unless you have a plan, in which case, PM me. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on July 16, 2009, 02:28:23 PM
Sorry people, not much time to post...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on July 16, 2009, 07:06:15 PM
Hey, I'll have a post up tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 19, 2009, 01:02:04 AM
I'm back but quite exhausted. It was a great fishing trip. Hope to post sometime tomorrow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 19, 2009, 01:04:22 AM
Ok, regale (sp) us with stories about the "one that got away"  :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 19, 2009, 10:10:51 PM
Hi Airyn,

A well written post! But I'm confused about the timeline. Altario asks Airyn to take care of Lili after Lili has entered the inn. But when Airyn, reacting to Alt's request, speaks to Lili in your post, Airyn is still outside. So she couldn't have spoken to Lili. And it wouldn't make sense for Airyn to invite Lili to go inside, where she already is.

Or did I misunderstand something? If I haven't, one way to resolve the inconsistency could be to change your post, so that Airyn enters the inn first, and speaks to Lili there?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 21, 2009, 06:23:05 AM
Welcome back, Damien!

Um, I hope Lili's switch to Tharian doesn't seem too contrived. I mainly switched because I thought it would open up more fun possibilities for interaction.

I'll be gone until Saturday, by the way. (Not posting in the "Away, what a pity ..." thread, because it's only for a few days.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 22, 2009, 12:46:13 AM
Hurry back Lili and ty for the welcome back.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on July 22, 2009, 01:04:05 AM
A belated welcome back from me, Damien! :heart: Hope you enjoyed your trip.

We'll miss ya, Lili. Have a good time if it's a pleasure trip, and hurry back if it's not! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 22, 2009, 02:11:09 AM
Hi Rhia, it was great and thanks for the welcome. Hopefully Airyn and the others will enter the inn and then Damien can get cleaned up and you and I can begin to spar again from where we left off :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on July 22, 2009, 03:07:48 AM
Hahaha, great post, by the way. :lol: You have a knack for humor.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 22, 2009, 01:04:04 PM
My thanks lady Rhia. I be thy humble servant to try and bring mirth and laughter thine and others way.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on July 23, 2009, 04:22:40 PM
Yeah sorry I was a little confused as to where everyone was... ill just edit a few words placing airyn inside :)


EDIT: I hope that's better. Let me know if I've missed anything :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 24, 2009, 03:23:21 AM
Airyn, so was I. If you are in the inn you must have noticed what had happened between Damien and Lili, and of Damien's mishaps. Perhaps before I answer Altario's last post you could post something along the lines of at least watching Damien and Lili, perhaps laughing and yet worried about what is happening before Altario comes in.

His post assumes that I am accosting both of you. So if you are not in the picture then he has to edit his post.

Altario, I truly believe you came in just a bit early as I think that Lili had something in her mind and Airyn did not know where she was supposed to be.

Even in my posts I did not acknowledge Airyn's presence, which I shall edit into at this moment.

So, the question is, how do we fix this?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on July 24, 2009, 11:30:42 PM
lt needed to get here, as he's away for the next wee while. with Lili away as well for the next few days, I think it'll be up to us three  - Airyn, Damien and me, to push things a bit further onwards.  :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on July 25, 2009, 09:54:15 PM
Hmm. I've been given more shifts at work so I haven't been on for the last few days, sorry bout that.

Well, I could write another post as a continuation from my last so you two don't have to read and re read that post with Airyn leaving the cart. Perhaps Alt's last post was a little rushed? I could understand the confusion.

I guess now that we know where everyone is, it's all cleared up but should we just continue from those places or start a new scenario entirely? Since Lili and Alt are absent for the time being, it might be easier.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 26, 2009, 12:21:37 AM
Well, I'm back! Thanks for the well-wishes. I have three pleasant days of cycling and walking and cave-visiting with my girlfriend behind me. We even saw transparent shrimps in an underground pond! And many wonders besides.

I see that there's been quite a muddle in this story recently. I'll make a suggestion about that in a minute, but first I must say something else.

Damien, I'd be the first to admit that playing Lili is great fun, but I was not happy to have her puppeted. I was only away for four days, had not given permission to puppet, and puppeting wasn't necessary to roll the story forward. I don't think you know Lili well enough to be sure what she would do next. Why, most of the time I don't know what she'll do next!  ;)  But I rather guess that seeing a man falling to the floor and coughing up blood might have triggered something other than giggling.

And as you can see, puppeting is infectious. After you puppeted Lili, Airyn did the same, albeit much more mildly, and in an attempt to clear up the muddle of mutually inconsistent posts. Whether it was necessary to drag Lili to the table without a chance for her to resist, I don't know. I had said I'd be back today, and as I write this, Airyn's post is only a few hours old. It's not as if I was holding things up for weeks!

To summarize my feeling: I came back from a short absence, eagerly reading your posts. I was looking forward to thinking about what Lili would do next, only to find that this had been decided for me. This ain't no fun, my friends. It rather spoils things. Please stop puppeting my character without permission.

As we're having a bit of a muddle on our hands anyway, I suggest that you don't change your posts, though. Let's just leave things as they are: Altario and Damien standing in the room, Airyn & Lili & Sage at the table. Altario's post is still inconsistent with the others, but he can sort that out when he gets back, if he wants. By ignoring this inconsistency for now, we open up the space for ourselves to post and continue the story.

How does that sound?

Two smaller things remain to be addressed:

Damien, Lili's pink hat hasn't got a feather, as you suggest in your last paragraph but one. It never had one.

Airyn, I think you've misunderstood Damien's post. Damien didn't grab Lili's thigh, and Lili didn't stab him with a feather (even though he deserved it  :kiss: ). There was a third woman, an NPC, who indeed had a feathered hat, and with whom Damien interacted for a while before returning his attention to Lili.

I've really enjoyed this story so far, and I am hopeful that I shall enjoy it in the future. But can we all please read one another's posts carefully? And can we please all look for ways to continue to write brilliant and enjoyable and suspenseful posts without puppeting other people's characters? If that means that the story moves more slowly, so be it. Says I, anyway.

All right, enough said. Have a good weekend, all!

Lili

PS: I don't mean to say, of course, that puppeting should never be done. I've given permission myself in the past. Also, as a story grows and the players get to know one another's characters, they may become better at playing each other. And in that case, it might be worthwhile to puppet to speed up certain scenes. But I don't think we're at such a point yet in this story. I'm not, anyway.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on July 26, 2009, 09:45:45 AM
I was worried about what Lili has so clearly said as well. Not just the puppeting, but that the others posts are not read thoroughly enough.

And I would like to add something else which I observed: Sometimes a post is written longer than it should be (timewise), for it would be necessary, that another reaction came first. The example is not the only one, Airyn, I just take your post, because it is the last.

Altario lays his hand on Damien's shoulder. I would think, that there should come a reaction in the next few seconds, at least the next minute. But you push the time forward, Airyn, with bringing Lili to the table and fetching two drinks. Maybe there is no barkeeper who can give you a drink, for Damien and Altario have meanwhile killed him? Do you all see, what I mean? And sorry, that I just take your post Airyn, but this was the easiest example ;) (And you are allowed to make your mistakes, freshly rping as you do).

This writing too fast in the future is nearly the same as puppeting, for it leaves not enough room to react for the other player. Of course it is sometimes necessary, e.g. when we want to move forward (like Ana pushed us to Strata).

This feeling for timespans is of course a special thing, and everybody has surely a different one. I thought it would be high time, that Altario came in from the stables. So let us be a bit more carefully in this respect also.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on July 27, 2009, 02:50:27 PM
Sorry, now that I've read Damien's post again I read it completely wrong. Sorry Lili, for the puppeting. I'll ask next time  :(

Fixing immediately.

EDIT: Okay, I've just taken out the bit about Damien and Lili and the feather-in-the-hand section. Reeeeeeeally sorry for upsseting ya Lili. And Damien, sorry I've sounded rude in my post in the story.

I'll get used to the whole timing thing eventually  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 29, 2009, 01:35:26 AM
Apologies accepted, Airyn. And no grudge held!

Let's play!  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 29, 2009, 02:13:54 AM
Lili, I should know better! Please forgive me for puppeting your character. The reasons you gave are logical and reasonable and I, for RPing as long as I have been, should know the rules by now. I am sorry.

Talia, your thoughts on this matter of timespans are also very logical and reasonable. It makes sense to speed things up when it is necessary, but, as you stated, it does not help the Rping process when you do it unnecessarily.

I also apologize for my absence these last few days as I was very busy in RL.

I will read the posts more carefully as well.

I believe I am going to react to Alt's post now. If any of you see any discrepencies please inform me and I will edit as soon as possible.

Again Lili I am terribly sorry for puppeting your character and not allowing you the fun of running your own character. I be a bad boy... :fish:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 29, 2009, 06:52:59 AM
Delighted to be repeating myself: Apologies accepted and no grudge held, Damien.

A detail, though: Lili is blonde, too! (It's her eyes that are brown; I already noticed that misunderstanding in an earlier post of yours, but forgot to mention it then.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 30, 2009, 02:30:17 AM
@Lili, that is what I get when I mix up my women!  :buck: I will edit my posts accordingly.

So I answered Alt's post, but if Alt is not going to be back for two weeks what do we do, wait?

I suppose I could develop the little side-plot of Tyrr, Gres and Quar more...but I did not even ask permisiion of the mods to do even that.

Mods, if you wish I can PM you about what I had in mind with those three, or I can drop them like a "hot potatoe" if you would rather. Just tell me which.

Also when is Garret and his orcish friend going to come into the inn?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 30, 2009, 04:28:44 AM
Thanks, Damien.

Personally, I think there's no harm in waiting. Six days ago, Alt said that he'd be away for 1 or 2 weeks, so with some luck he'll be back before Pagran closes the inn for the night ...



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 31, 2009, 03:18:35 AM
I be back.  Will post as soon as I'm caught up on everything. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 01, 2009, 05:42:48 AM
Ok, I edited my post to reflect that Lili was by herself when Damien was "accosting her".

Is this the only change now?  While Alt and Damien talk, Airyn took Lili away?  That is being left as is?

Just want to be sure before I post.

And I apologise for any screwing up of the story before I left.  I was worried that I might be gone longer than I was, so I was kind of hurrying my posts in so that no one would be waiting on me.  I'm usually more careful than that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 01, 2009, 06:32:51 AM
Hi Alt,

Good to have you back! Don't worry about your post, as far as I'm concerned. It will doubtless happen to me one day (though I'll try my best to avoid it as long as I can!).

My understanding is that we'll leave all the other posts as they are, and take it from here. Rather than fiddle with the details of the last posts, I think it's better to move on with the situation, which is, after all, an intriguing one!

Hope the move went well!

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 01, 2009, 08:38:49 AM
Welcome back my friend. Let's have some fun shall we?

Besides I am sure Rhia is anxiously awaiting to get back into the story.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on August 01, 2009, 10:15:03 AM
Yup, have been following your posts, guys, and, mistakes or no mistakes, they are as can only be expected with the fine array of writers you all are- that is to say, excellent. :)

Damien, our plan still stands, correct? :pet:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 02, 2009, 04:51:00 AM
Um...I believe so, if I can recall them, otherwise I will just follow your lead Rhia.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 04, 2009, 04:44:47 AM
sorry, guys, i know that's a pitifully short post, but the combination of having a good idea for a post, but too much of a headache to write much, isn't very conducive to verbosity.
 :P i used "verbosity" in a sentence. how weird.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 05, 2009, 01:29:00 AM
Grallen it was great post. Gives something to write while I wait for Altario to deck me.

Alright Altario time to deck me for me talking like that about your daughter.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 06, 2009, 03:31:42 AM
Hah!  Take more than that.  Alt's had to live with Denrykmar.  A stranger, maybe, but Alt knows Damien, thus words and pity hit harder than fists. :P

Of course, Damien could slug Altario.....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 07, 2009, 02:01:55 AM
Hi there,

Just to say that I'm still around, but short on time. Will post by the weekend. Honourable bandit promise!

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 07, 2009, 02:35:01 AM
Very good post Altario. You were right on the money. Perhaps I rushed my post a bit and should not have come down the stairs yet and let Grallen and Pagran speak to one another, and to allow you, Alt and the women to gather together and talk some yourselves and also to allow Rhia to come into the inn during the time I was bathing.

I think that is a good idea and I shall edit my post accordingly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on August 07, 2009, 02:41:38 AM
One post coming right up! (Oh, I've missed you, Destiny :heart:)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 07, 2009, 02:45:11 AM
And Desitny has missed you our songbird of the sea, :heart: Don't forget to read Damien's edited post before you post yours.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 08, 2009, 05:53:39 AM
Damien, you are going to give a few posts time in for those of us in the bar before you come back, no?  Time must be kind of funky here if you can go upstairs, get a bath and cleaned up, all in the ttime it takes Altario to cross the floor to the table. :P

We won't take too much time, I promise. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 08, 2009, 05:55:49 AM
Good point, Alt. I can do a farewell post on Sunday if there's something for me to respond to. No pressure, though!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 08, 2009, 05:58:18 AM
I will answer Lili today, so that we are at the table. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 08, 2009, 05:59:45 AM
Oh, good!   :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 09, 2009, 01:36:42 AM
Alt, sometimes I really wonder if you read all of the posts, including the OOC ones?

I edited my post so that I am still in the pool bathing and thinking so that things down in the bar can be more fleshed out; story wise.

I don't blame you though, you are a very very busy man.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 09, 2009, 02:26:19 AM
I read.. but I'm dumb.  In one ear out the other. :buck:  Last time I read your post, you had come downstairs.  My mistake. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 09, 2009, 06:45:06 AM
Capher, didn't that happen to every one of us story mods now and then? ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 10, 2009, 03:14:22 AM
Yep, it sure did and does and will probably continue to do so... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 11, 2009, 05:01:00 AM
Test!  Kassandra!

(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Seeker_Gossiper_A.jpg)


(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Seeker_Gossiper_A_60.jpg)

(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Seeker_Gossiper.jpg)

(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Seeker_Gossiper_60.jpg)

(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Seeker_Gossiper_A1.jpg)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 11, 2009, 05:03:36 AM
I prefer the first, cropped, version.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 11, 2009, 05:10:27 AM
Me too! :)  Just experimenting with the size and sharpness, 60x60p like for the avatars is so small.

The last is 80x80


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 12, 2009, 01:27:51 AM
I agree with whatever you guys agree on. Not much in the way of making decisions right now...not feeling well....headache, enough pain to make me nauseus. I will cu all later...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 12, 2009, 02:02:10 AM
Get well my friend! :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 12, 2009, 02:13:44 AM
Yes, please do, get over it soon!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Twigga Knosst on August 12, 2009, 04:57:37 AM
Sorry to hear that, Damien. <hug> Hope you're feeling better soon. :undecided:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 13, 2009, 05:24:08 AM
Glad to see you online Damien.  Hope you are feeling better. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 13, 2009, 05:30:44 AM
Hey Alt, I am not quite up to posting yet...just reading to keep up. Headache became worse yesterday, went to hospital, fixed me up with some powerful pain pills, only awake a few hours and then I sleep. See my neurologist tomorrow on results of MRI scan the hospital took.

Not sure what it all means...

Great posts Rhia, and Grallen and everyone.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eirika on August 13, 2009, 05:36:58 AM
My apologies to everyone for posting here. I merely wanted to send my fondest wishes to Damien and let him know I am praying for him. :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 13, 2009, 05:39:32 AM
 :(  Hope the headache goes away.  I've been afflicted with terrible headaches all my life, so I know the pain/nausea they can cause and how debilitating they can be.  We all will be wishing you the best.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 14, 2009, 02:41:49 AM
Shen Caz'na, thank you for your concern and prayers.

Alt, you really should have an MRI or CT scan done. They found an aneurysm that caused my headache. It had not ruptured, nor is it big enough for them to do anything about it except watch it and treat my high blood pressure better. My neurologist may in near future think about clipping it, especially if it starts to grow.

So, I am back....lets see what we can and shall do.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 14, 2009, 02:49:49 AM
I have had all sorts of tests done over the years.  Never found anything.  Meh.

I hope it all works out for you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 14, 2009, 04:25:18 AM
Damien, I think you should PM me your plans with Tyr.

I have a story planned, and introducing Pagran into it so that you and Rhia had a stotryline while we journeyed to Strata was fine, but you are now introducing more NPCs and coming up with a storyline on your own, and I want to be certain that it does not interfere with the plans the mods and I have so far.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on August 14, 2009, 05:23:10 AM
Sent you a PM Alt. I am terribly sorry Alt and mods if I overstepped my bounds.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: fionn on August 16, 2009, 03:44:31 AM
is there any direction i should be heading/ stuff i should be aware of, or is it ok to just let Grallen be her usual belligerent self?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 16, 2009, 04:46:16 AM
Be yourself :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 18, 2009, 02:02:18 AM
Talia, I was wondering if you could tell me what the average height of Stranarian men were? Are they short, like a little over 5' tall? I could not find a reference to their height.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 18, 2009, 03:50:31 AM
That would depend on the heritage - more Shendar, more from the Tristin stock or from Aeruillin, but if you go with 1,7 to 1,8 peds, you can't go wrong.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 18, 2009, 03:51:53 AM
Did I miss an absence note from Airyn? Thought about posting for Lili, but wanted to wait if Airyn would add something to the conversation.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 18, 2009, 03:58:30 AM
I have not seen one, and its been three weeks.  Not sure what to do about Tharoc either, as he was taking control of Garret so that realistically takes 2 characters out.  We may need to open up for a new player or two.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 19, 2009, 07:14:40 AM
I'll try to get a post up for Lili tomorrow, but it is harder as I thought! I think she might see Damien before Alt ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on August 19, 2009, 04:37:22 PM
If I had time I'd suggest me postin' for me and Thar, but never in a million years could I manage to play the orc. Plus I'm leaving London and heading to Belgium today and kinda think I'm getting sick unfortunatly. I might try something if my computer will remain charged long enough on the train.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 20, 2009, 01:23:50 AM
Hey Garret, I hope you feel better. Nice to see that you are still around.

Take care;


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 21, 2009, 12:35:17 AM
I bathe, shave, cut my hair and no speaks to me...I think I will go back to being a drunk ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 21, 2009, 12:48:34 AM
It is so hot, my brain is not working....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 21, 2009, 01:12:27 AM
know how you feel, Talia. irn bru in large amounts seems to help. ;) Damien i'm working on a reply, should be up sometime this evening - sorry to keep you waiting, i had work last couple days, and spending all day fending off lemurs and tourists, shovelling the combined output of some really big animals, and generally working too hard, tends to make me too tired to post when i get home. loved your post, though. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 21, 2009, 05:47:54 AM
I heard that there was some sort of heat wave going on in Europe...I guess they were right. ss Talia, I hope it cools off soon for you all.

@Grallen, they way you were talking it sounded like you worked at a zoo. Do you work at a zoo? And if you do, what is the name of it, if you would not mind me asking?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 21, 2009, 07:38:27 PM
Yeah, i do, but only as a volunteer to fill the rest of the summer - it's kessingland wildlife park, or "Africa Alive!" as they so exuberantly call it on all the signs. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 22, 2009, 02:24:32 AM
Would you want to be a zoologist?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 22, 2009, 03:10:12 AM
i did for a while, and spent last summer teetering wildly between impossible-to-get-into (for me) unis, but now that i've settled on a creative writing course, i can relax and stop trying to remember what on earth biochemistry is s'posed to be, which is nice. :grin:
nice post, by the way!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 22, 2009, 04:26:02 AM
@ Grallen, thank you.  Do you like your creative writing course? I was thinking of taking one, but cannot find one online, that is free...or not that expensive.

@ Rhia, where are you songbird?

@Talia, I hope your heat wave has subsided.

@ Alt, please PM me.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 22, 2009, 08:50:14 PM
Damien, Altario, I know I should post with Lili now, but I'm still hesitating how to write, I need some more time to get it done right. We are away till Sunday afternoon also, so don't expect something before Sunday night.

And it is raining now, so my brain works again ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 22, 2009, 11:22:01 PM
Why then don't I post, so that it takes the pressure off you?  You can jump in when it feels right.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 24, 2009, 02:39:06 AM
I'm back! And I'm going to study Lili and Kassandra now to be able to transform into both...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 25, 2009, 04:17:46 PM
Rhia, I see you already as the future Robin Hobb!  :)


There is some little error in your last post though. Damien is not sitting at the table with the ladies, but standing behind Altario.


Damien
Quote
He reached the table and Altario's back was to him. He coughed to attract Altario's attention.

Rhia
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Oh yes, and now he was sitting by the barrel-chested man, sitting right next to those two pretty ladies--

Should be not a big problem to fix that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Twigga Knosst on August 26, 2009, 02:15:13 AM
Robin Hobb? I don't know who he/she is, sorry... :undecided:
edit: Just looked her up. (Yay for wikipedia!) Thank you very much, Talia, though I've yet to reach the high quality of writing that you and our co-rpers exhibit!

Sorry about the mistake! Thank you very much for pointing it out, Talia. ^.^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 26, 2009, 07:48:08 AM
Oh, I like the Farseer Trilogies so much, currently I'm reading the liveships...  ahhhh. Worth reading!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on August 27, 2009, 03:39:18 AM
Yup, definitely good. I've read all three and looking forward getting the chance to read the new book at some point soon.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 28, 2009, 12:33:30 AM
Am I to wait for Altario to respond to me or should I do something else?

Also Grallen, waiting on a post from you as well.

Rhia, excellent post as usual.

Talia, never read the Farseer trilogy. I will look them up.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on August 28, 2009, 04:36:08 AM
Yes, I think you should wait for Altario's response, seems the most natural way now that Lili has pointed towards you.

*pokes Altario*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 28, 2009, 05:28:43 AM
Sorry.. been a bit bleh lately.. partially writer's block.. partially flu I think.. lots of sweaty sleep... :undecided:

Actually... I've been halfway through a post twice.. and lost it twicce cuz its taking me days to write and when my scheduled puter scans happen during the night, it closes everything down and I lose my progress... for the 1000th time, I will say I need to write my posts in Word first... but alas... I'm stubborn... and dense :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on August 28, 2009, 10:54:13 AM
You and I both Alt. We are both stubborn men.  So sorry about you perhaps having the flu. I hope it is not the h1n1. Writer's block is hard to overcome. My trick is to just go through old papers of mine, stories or ideas, newspaper clippings, anything I have collected, photographs, memorabilia, just anything and begin to just write gibberish about one or more of them and then before I know it I have a viable sentence or a semblance of a plot will poke its head out of the chaos.

Then I turn it onto the project I really want to work on, like a post for Santharia and most of the time it works, sometimes it does not and I start all over again...just my way, yours may be different.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 28, 2009, 07:06:04 PM
or alternatively you could try my way and fill yourself with sugar and caffeine until you can't sit still long enough to feel sick, and just keep writing until you've used up all the energy. you won't live very long, but you will use up an extraordinary anmount of ink, and upset a lot of people with your grumpiness thereafter. :grin:
@Damien: sorry, again. lemurs, results days, and "Danger socks" have been taking up what little mental space i have. i'll get you a post today, if at all possible.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 02, 2009, 09:22:24 PM
I'm away for a few days, but I think Lili's reaction is not needed immediately.. I think it is ok, if you mention, that she furrows her brows when watching all.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on September 04, 2009, 03:15:14 AM
Take care Talia. We will miss you and hope to see you soon.

@Alt, are you coming up with a reply to Damien, or should I write something along the lines that you did not care, and Damien goes back to the bar.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 04, 2009, 03:23:36 AM
I have a post in the works.  Will be up tonight, or tomorrow by the latest. :D  Had a couple FD posts I had to crank out first.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on September 07, 2009, 07:44:58 AM
i am having a terrible exacerbation. I hope it will subside soon, until then take care.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on September 07, 2009, 08:03:16 PM
Hello everyone, I just wanna say how sorry I am for just leaving you guys without saying anything. My parents grounded me for being a little too stupid with some friends, so I had a month of nothing that plugs into a powerpoint. Still waiting for my phone  :(

Have I missed too much to continue with you guys? Just say the word. Again, I'm so sorry for ditching you all.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 08, 2009, 12:03:28 AM
No, we are still in the tavern, and have simply referred to you in our posts.  If you read up, you could easily jump back into the story.  Feel free to post. :)

WB.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on September 09, 2009, 06:50:11 AM
Thanks :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on September 15, 2009, 12:45:22 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: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 20, 2009, 07:54:35 AM
ugh!!  I hate this @Q@%#@ story!!   Again, 3X I have lost my post.  Never in FD, always in Destiny.  I'm cursed.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on September 22, 2009, 12:08:50 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: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 25, 2009, 03:25:06 AM
I'm so sorry to read that you're not feeling well, Capher. Get better soon!  :heart:

Well, I'm back! Airyn, it's great to see that you are, too! I had missed the worrywort elfess.

Talia, that was a great post you wrote for Lili and Kassandra. Your description of Lili's thoughts about Altario's suggestion that she go to bed while he starts looking for his brother - it's pretty much exactly what I imagine her reaction would have been. And I loved the details of Kassandra's curses. That bird knows more about Santharia than I do! Thank you so much for looking after us! Also, I hope your parents are better.

I'm looking forward to rejoining the story. By the weekend I should have caught up with reading, and will then have a Lili-post!

Excited to be back,

Lili



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on September 25, 2009, 05:08:36 AM
Aargh! I just have time to wave bye to you all before I go - hopefully I won't be too long away from the computer, especially seeing as I'm just in time to see Lili's back!
Get better soon, Capher. :kiss:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on September 25, 2009, 12:16:55 PM
Hopefully I'll find a wireless connection soon, but not sure when. When I do I'll see bout a post for Garret and another enterance.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on September 27, 2009, 12:10:19 AM
I am back and raring to go...nice post Altario.

Airyn, my condition is a disease(no name) caused by all of the sea water and my drinking that has affected my lungs just in case you needed that information. Beware though, I have a tendacy to fall for pretty girls, especially when they either heal me or insult me... :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on September 27, 2009, 08:27:26 AM
Hi Lili!! *Waves*

Sorry guys, work had me in a bit of a rut this last week.

Thanks for that Capher, I was going to ask you about that today actually :D
I'll just make sure that she doesn't spill anything on you :grin:


So, how is everyone?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 28, 2009, 12:47:09 AM
Was wondering if we should skip ahead to the next day.  I don't want to get bogged down in minutia.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 28, 2009, 12:55:54 AM
Fine by me! I'll wait with posting, then, until that decision is made.

Glad to read that you're better, Capher!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 28, 2009, 04:54:25 AM
Welcome back Lili! I wished I had posted more, but somehow the holidays were not as lazy as I had hoped for. Now life is slowly regaining it pace, though I'm always still on alert to jump to help my parents, which is tiring in itself.

Capher, I hope you soon feel better!


Well, Altario, I thought you wanted to go out tonight already? Don't know,if you want to visit that special tavern. And Lili surely has to do it as well, for you told her to stay at home... so skipping the night might not be usefull.

But I know what you mean, we should not sit at that table for weeks.. but you have raised anyway already.

I will have a look in the mods only forum... ;)  And try to get a post done for Lori and Ana.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on September 28, 2009, 07:02:28 PM
Hey, I'm just wondering how 'fast' can I post seeing as Airyn has volunteered to try and help Damien out. I'm nearly finished my post, but do I let her follow those men upstairs and into the room to have her hang there for a while until someone else comes up, or do I start the whole healing process?  :huh:

Thought I'd ask before posting, just in case.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on September 28, 2009, 07:13:55 PM
Start healing, so we can progress faster, me thinks :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on September 28, 2009, 07:15:26 PM
Awesome. Thanks Talia


EDIT: Would I be okay in giving Damien something to cure scurfy or something along those lines?

Hope it's not too long. Was kinda nervous in picking the right thing to use, so don't be afriad to tell me if I'm wrong about the tea part.

Oh well, at least I know most of the herbarium backwards  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 29, 2009, 03:52:18 AM
Ah, nice to see this story picking up speed, with four splendid posts today!

Does anyone know what happened to Tharoc, actually? I miss him!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on September 30, 2009, 02:00:05 AM
Welcome back Lili! I hope you had a great time and no I have heard from Tharoc in quite awhile. I hope he is ok? And I too miss him.

@Airyn, Hyram is a healer. You can find him way back in page three I believe. He took over from the Bavaras girls who had first begun to try and heal Damien. It was a good post.

@Altario, I can quickly finish the conversation between Airyn and Hyram and also I need to finish my conversation with Grallen. But if she is gone, who is playing her? Or do we puppet her? I need to know that.

@Rhia, please write something just to let us know you are around.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on September 30, 2009, 02:31:12 AM
I'm back!
well, sort of. I might be a bit irregular for the next week or so, but I have now conquered the internet system, so I should be around every now and then.
I was wondering about the whole conversation thing with Tyrr and co - if Alt wants to wrap this day up, should we not try and tie that up, if possible?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on September 30, 2009, 04:33:30 AM
Hey Grallen, Yeah I will post something tomorrow as now it is becoming late, and I have already posted in several other places and I need to get some rest besides I also need to reread Tyr's and your posts to orient myself as to where we were with everything. So give me till tomorrow and I will have something up...I promise.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on September 30, 2009, 08:25:38 AM
I'll try and finish my post today for ya Damien :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 02, 2009, 02:09:28 AM
Hey Altario,

I just wanted to let you know that I'm around and ready to post if you want me to. At the moment, though, I can't see what to write, as Altario the character is focused on Garret, and as it doesn't make much sense for Lili to intervene with either the 'healing scene' upstairs or the 'shady business scene' with Grallen & Tyr.

If Altario was planning to look for Denrykmar this same night, Lili would certainly (try to) come along (as Talia's post so cogently suggested). But otherwise I'm happy to wait with posting until the morning starts.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 02, 2009, 03:56:22 AM
We'll wait.  I jumped the gun with Garret.  I thought he was going to be able to post soon, but circumstances have delayed it.  However, as soon as Damien and Airyn have finished, I plan to jump ahead to the next day...  I am thinking that it would be best to jump to tomorrow late afternoon, early evening.  Because of the heat of the day, we can assume that the city comes alive more so after the afternoon heat has faded.  We can all meet for dinner, themn start our own searches for Denrykmar after that.  Gives Damien a full day in bed to heal.

On a personal note, its good to have you back. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 02, 2009, 05:39:23 AM
Oh, you old charmer, you!   :azn:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 03, 2009, 07:29:02 AM
OK, if Grallen answers then I will end our discussion for the night. 

Alt are you going to change the time and day?

Lili, nice to see you back.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 03, 2009, 09:32:06 AM
Yes, I'll change all f that once it has all been wrapped up


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on October 05, 2009, 02:48:57 AM
sorry that took so long to write - various things have kept me from doing what i want for the past couple days. anyway, i think  that's my side wrapped up - hopefully that's an alright response as far as you're concerned, Damien?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 07, 2009, 02:03:12 AM
I think it's a fantastic post, Grallen - especially the last paragraph!

I thought I'd just mention that I might not be able to pop in for a week. The next few evenings are burdened with annoying little obligations, and on the weekend I'll be away on a short trip to the city of Bath, to inspect what's left of the old Roman spas. It should be interesting, but I'll miss Santharia!

So long,

Lili

(who is very much looking forward to posting in this story again)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 07, 2009, 02:39:57 AM
Lots of Pics!!!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 13, 2009, 03:06:57 AM
So, what is happeining now? Where are we as far as time?

Also has anyone seen or heard from Rhia?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 13, 2009, 03:09:52 AM
Suppertime the next day.  Haven't seen Rhia. :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 13, 2009, 03:14:05 AM
I really should read the posts first before writing in the OOC. They would answer my questions and then I would not feel like a complete fool when Alt or someone else answers my question, when the answer was staring me right at my face if only I would have read it first.

Sometimes I wonder about myself... :azn:

I do hope Rhia shows up, I miss her.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 13, 2009, 05:48:14 AM
Yes, Rhia, I too miss you and your elegant and inventive prose!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 14, 2009, 12:28:20 AM
Hey Lili, are you back? Or still on your trip? How was it?

Airyn, I am not sure whether or not you left Damien's room and I do not want to assume anything, though I am guessing you did leave I was hoping you had stayed and talked with Hyram and showed him a some skills about how to help my rib heal faster, though it would be your magic, but he would not know about it.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 14, 2009, 05:13:24 AM
Lili lol

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If I ever hear anyone talk about the gentle embrace of the injera's warmth again

I'll think about some info Lori could come up with, till tomorrow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on October 16, 2009, 11:50:02 PM
I thought I'll post what I have, though I still need to cover my day. I'm not sure yet, when to meet you or how. Altario, can you PM me, if it is something "secret" . Are you going out to the  seek out that beauty of the south? Lori could simply wait for your arrival in the tavern, or better, you'll find a notice from Ana'Mirl, that Lori knows something.

I have an idea as well, though, how she could get lost down at the beach, if a search party would be required (while you are away). After she is found, she would need to contact somebody who gives her the required info.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on October 21, 2009, 08:05:22 PM
Hey guys, sorry I disappeared. Our internet got cut off because the company had a fit or something and we changed to a new one so we had to wait for the modem to come.

Can I still post?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 21, 2009, 08:16:36 PM
I think you can. Glad to have you back.

But, Airyn, this was the second time you vanished without note. There are internet cafes where one can drop a short note, or maybe even computers at school, or a friend with a connection, so that your fellow players are not left to guess where you are now.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 22, 2009, 06:35:21 AM
Yeah, please come back, Airyn!

I'll be out of action until Monday at least. My best friend from kindergarten will be getting married this weekend, so I'll be travelling to Germany (and have some preparation to do before).

See you all soon!

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 22, 2009, 08:36:46 AM
Yes, Please post Airyn. :)  Though Talia does make a good point and offers a great option.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on October 22, 2009, 11:54:31 PM
Headin back to Vegas for a couple weeks this weekend to babysit my brother while my dad's traveling. Hopefully while I'm there I'll get the chance to catch up and post with Garret.

My little sister and brother here got me running constantly here and spending most the time visitin family. Though I should find time to post occasionally.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 23, 2009, 04:15:42 AM
Hey Garret; nice to see you back safe in the U.S.  I hope you had a great vacation. So, what are your plans now that you are graduated? Are you planning on going to college? Whatever your plans are I know you will do well in it, for you are a good worker and have the drive and ambition to anything you set your mind to.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 23, 2009, 11:21:43 PM
I'll be away till Monday also, but then the next post from Lori will come hopefully!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 27, 2009, 10:24:59 PM
*Pops the cork on some Shendar Wine* 

Congrats to everyone as this self serving post is #1000 for Destiny.  Should we make it to 2000, I will splurge and get a hold of some Desert Love, or maybe some Mil'no Fire.  Great work to all.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 28, 2009, 06:33:41 AM
Prost!


(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Smilies/glaeser_prost.gif)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 28, 2009, 07:18:00 AM
Congratulations to us!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 28, 2009, 01:33:54 PM
Congratulations to a great team of writers and mods.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 28, 2009, 08:03:25 PM
Altario, whom will Lori meet now? Is Drusai the big boss in the background who might know something about Ryk? And Lori finds a go between, somebody who will lead us eventually to Drusai?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on October 28, 2009, 08:51:43 PM
Talia, you make extremely valid points which I completely agree with. I'll be more considerate of you all next time :(

I haven't had any free time lately, but I'll have my post up tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 29, 2009, 12:38:36 AM
Rhia you are back, welcome back! I missed you and very nice post indeed.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 29, 2009, 01:44:06 AM
No, Dru was not to be the boss, she was to be the go between.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 29, 2009, 08:07:36 AM
Ok, then, tomorrow Lori will meet her old "friends", one of them knows Drusai, he brings her to Drusai who brings us to the "boss", ok?

Or do we still need the episode, where she gets lost for a short time, near the harbour? Or should she observe something? Maybe Kassandra?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 29, 2009, 08:09:39 AM
There is a 't' in my name btw, Talia. ;)


I guess I should go post in the CD thread since I'm joining in.  :)




Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 29, 2009, 09:22:11 AM
Welcome to Destiny, Drustai.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Rhia on October 29, 2009, 01:07:36 PM
Wellum... Looking back on my post, I'd gotten the timing wrong and it doesn't fit well... Would it be alright if I deleted it and started over? (I realize now that I had a few incorrect assumptions *contrite look*)

@Capher: Hallo! It's nice to be back; I'm not full-time yet, though. I've had quite a lot going on lately, so weekends are pretty much my time for Santh.; though *hopefully* as of next week I should have some more time on my hands. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 29, 2009, 06:44:28 PM
*put on her glasses*

Oh well, ok.

Oh, I might have found a way to tase the great Drus..Drustai? ;)

Ah, what I wanted to ask is this:

I think Drustai/Lori need aother go-between, a boy or girl who knows of Dru, suspects that Dru might know something. Does Drustai know Ryk? Has she been seen in his company? Or in what relation is she to that 'boss'? Is it possible, that this boss was seen with a Remusian?

Ahh, my poor Lori, has to face great dangers...   :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 29, 2009, 07:12:47 PM
Drustai, I just set the internal links in the the char description thread. After I was skipped three times from the site when I used your return link, I replaced it with mine, which leads to the top of the thread. If somebody wants to go to the top of your CD, it is just another click away.

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Session verification failed. Please try logging out and back in again, and then try again.

Btw, I do not read the full CD of a new char. I read as much as needed for a moderator, but otherwise I do prefer to find out the characteristic in the play. So I can play my chars more true, for normally they don't know a new member and do not know about their strenghts and weaknesses. Appearance, yes, a bit personality maybe, but not more. After several weeks of playing I might do so though...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 30, 2009, 02:07:01 AM
Ah, what I wanted to ask is this:

I think Drustai/Lori need aother go-between, a boy or girl who knows of Dru, suspects that Dru might know something. Does Drustai know Ryk? Has she been seen in his company? Or in what relation is she to that 'boss'? Is it possible, that this boss was seen with a Remusian?

Ahh, my poor Lori, has to face great dangers...   :shocked:

I sent you a PM on the dev board, Talia. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on October 30, 2009, 02:19:43 AM
Thanks, I'll tell Talia to look there!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 30, 2009, 06:45:31 AM
Welcome to Destiny, Drustai!  :D

I feel like Lili's had enough chit-chat in the Seashoal's Inn. I'd like to take her to the harbour area in my next post, in search of Denrykmar. Any objections?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on October 30, 2009, 06:58:39 AM
Posted again, but I am still not finished!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 30, 2009, 07:22:41 AM
No objections on my end.  I'll get Altario on his next journey as well.  Very nice to see Lori out and about. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on October 30, 2009, 06:51:17 PM
Alt, before you go out, Lori needs to meet you to get some mney from you! But I need a break until I'll write the  bit where I need you.

Don't expect such a long post more often from me! That has to make up for many smaller ones! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on October 30, 2009, 08:04:41 PM
There you go, hope that's okay :)

Welcome Drustai! Nice to meet a fellow Kayr!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 30, 2009, 09:27:31 PM
Actually, you might not like to meet her! ;) Her char is quite opposite from you, she is a much more powerful mage than you (is frost the same as water?) , older, you might experience some frustrations...  the interaction between you two will  surely be interesting!

I'm wondering Airyn - did you not notice Altario and Lili, Damien and Grallen? Or have you been so bussy with yourself, that you just did not see them?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 31, 2009, 03:20:26 AM
Yes they are the same, Talia. :P


*waits patiently to be discovered so she can start posting* :pet:



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Airyn on October 31, 2009, 06:00:14 AM
She hasn't noticed them yet Talia, but my next post was going to have her go say hi :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 31, 2009, 07:31:36 AM
Lori needs some coins from Alt to pay her thieves, then she will go and make a deal! And go and search you, Drustai!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on October 31, 2009, 10:37:01 PM
Altario, I altered my last post and puppeted you a bit, so that we all can go on with posting and no one has to wait for the other. I hope this was ok.

I hope I can post tonight, then I will find Drustai, come back with the information, that she (Drustai) would speak to you at a place she told Lori.

But when would I find you back in the inn?

Or do we just see, how the story evolves and look then for a solution ?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 02, 2009, 05:12:05 AM
Excellent post, Lori. This story is getting better and better!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on November 02, 2009, 06:28:50 AM
Thanks, Lili! :)

Your praise helps me to feel not so small between all those excellent players!

(Tell me, how an orc can write so well! ;) )

Finished for today, added the last bit! Now Drustai can come!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 02, 2009, 07:30:28 AM
Hurray! :clap:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 03, 2009, 12:18:09 AM
Ermm, did there someone hurry to write his post?

Drustai, Lori wrote it was dark already and she could see the lights from the "Beauty". No problem though, just that she can't  fall asleep now. Maybe she is a bit absentminded..

Alt, we do have a map (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=6590.0), the Sea Shoals Inn is where you are staying (at the waterfront) and the Beauty is NOT in the town! ;) What for did I do this map!  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 03, 2009, 01:52:10 AM
Hehe... it is more a lack of good writing skills than a lack of research, Talia.  I looked at the map, and knew it was not in the city itself.  In my head, I knew that it was down by the shores past the harbour, but I see that my description of Alt's travel there makes that unclear.  I'll clear that up. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 03, 2009, 03:01:36 AM
I am not sure whether anyone reads and gets the timeline's correct, including myself, Talia. Rhia had posted a good post about yelling in the inn about quitting, but no one even wrote anything about it. Of course I may have mistaken her timeline as she may have ours.

Welcome to Destiny Drustai. I hope your stay will be a happy one.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 03, 2009, 03:14:33 AM
Admittedly, with the scattered aspect of the party at the moment, and the jump in time to the next night, it became a bit confusing here with everyone trying to encapsulate what their character had done throughout the day.  I'm sure it will all coalesce once we all reform into one group.  Till then we must just read carefully the last post of the characters we are interacting with and keep moving forward. :)

EDIT:  I did read Rhia's post, and enjoyed it.  But, Altario has not yet met Rhia (through Damien later on, I presume) so would have no reason to pay attention to her yet.  You know Alt.. a bit self centered. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 03, 2009, 04:31:17 AM
Thanks Damien. :)



Ermm, did there someone hurry to write his post?

Drustai, Lori wrote it was dark already and she could see the lights from the "Beauty". No problem though, just that she can't  fall asleep now. Maybe she is a bit absentminded..

Talia, I was unsure how dark you meant. I was figuring that it was dark, but not like, pitch black night yet. So there would still be some dark blue in the sky, and one could still see things, albeit in shadows. Something along the line of the first hour of Greyshade.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 03, 2009, 04:50:30 AM
Yeah, right,  sorry for being over.. whatever.

 Hope I didn't sound too unfriendly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 03, 2009, 05:06:44 AM
Nah it's okay. :) I can always change my post if you'd prefer it to be even darker. I'm just not sure what time it's actually supposed to be atm.  :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 03, 2009, 05:14:56 AM
Hey Talia,

Would it be okay if I used Kaltoora in my next post? Or if not her, then Mido? Or if not him, then another member of the gang?

It would only be a short appearance, nothing story-changing.

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 03, 2009, 08:11:38 PM
Lili, anyone you need!

Dru, it is ok!  I hope to get a short post up now!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on November 03, 2009, 08:31:26 PM

Damien, I don't know, if your post fits, Rhia may not be here

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I am not sure whether anyone reads and gets the timeline's correct, including myself, Talia. Rhia had posted a good post about yelling in the inn about quitting, but no one even wrote anything about it. Of course I may have mistaken her timeline as she may have ours.

Rhia has deleted that post, see here:

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Wellum... Looking back on my post, I'd gotten the timing wrong and it doesn't fit well... Would it be alright if I deleted it and started over? (I realize now that I had a few incorrect assumptions *contrite look*)

Here last one is here (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=6827.150), Nr 153 (?), and that is yesterday...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 04, 2009, 02:09:52 AM
So then my post needs to be edited then. Thanks Lori.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 04, 2009, 04:29:19 AM
Oops! Sorry about the formatting errors when I first put the post up. I was trying to post and cook dinner at the same time.

Anyway, I've corrected everything, I hope. Now let's see how that dinner's turned out. Hope I haven't messed that up, too ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on November 04, 2009, 05:34:08 AM
Alright, as you all seem to have left the inn before I woke up (thanks Alt for keepin me up all night and lettin me sleep all day), I'll just sit around and wait for yall to return ... :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 04, 2009, 05:37:45 AM
You could have said something... :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 04, 2009, 07:59:11 AM
Hey Garret nice to see you back. Are you going to play our friendly orc too, or perhaps you can contact him. I miss his crazy humor.  

Garret would Damien recognize you from Voldar when you were just a kid? I wonder?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on November 04, 2009, 08:23:25 AM
Wasn't I on the other side of that story? I believe Garret was in Nyer for a little bit.

Plus, even if that wasn't on a different side, its best not to go into that as I've messed with Garrets timeline enough. It wouldn't work, cause I aged Garret for this story to match Alt's 13 year age. Though Alt was about the same age in Voldar as he is now, if I recall correctly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 05, 2009, 03:25:49 AM
Garret, yes you were on the other side, however if had ever had the chance to finish the story you would have been on Voldar's side eventually. But that is another whole mess of beans...

So, no you and Damien would not know each other.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 05, 2009, 05:30:36 PM
Dear friends, I have a request.

Would you please tell me, if I use in my posts strange, not fitting words or have eclatant grammar issues? I often go to the dictionary to look for the right word, but then I have a couple of choices and I do not know, if the one I take is really the right one.

Thanks  :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 06, 2009, 12:43:26 AM
NP Talia; English has so much slang in it that sometimes even I do not know what word to use.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 06, 2009, 05:15:08 AM
I thought your post was fine, Talia. I liked the word 'gabby'.

Instead of 'onset of bravery' I would have said 'fit of bravery' - but I'm not a native speaker myself, as you know.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 06, 2009, 05:42:10 AM
I myself like the idiosyncracies of your speech with Ana and Lori, as I chalk it up to their exotic Shendar accents.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 06, 2009, 05:41:00 PM
Lol, Altario, that's a good excuse, thank you!

Lili, you caught exactly the word I looked up!
I wanted to have something for "Anfall von Tapferkeit" - fit would have been the better (or only correct ) choice. I should have deduced it from 'a fit of pique'.

So, thank you :)

I really would like to improve my English, just reading is not enough, though it helps.

Back to Destiny!

I'm a bit at loss what to tell Drustai now. I only can say, that Altario stays at the inn and that I don't know, where he went. Hmm, I could remember, that Ana'Mirl told him to have a try there. (Ana'Mirl might know it and advise Lori , but I can't go to Ana'Mirl now with that elf in tow.

Will have to chew this over.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Fox on November 06, 2009, 06:32:51 PM
*too lazy to switch to Dru*

Talia, you could just have Lori and Dru go back to the normal inn you all are staying at, to wait for him. Alt's post indicates he could easily head back.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 06, 2009, 10:56:14 PM
Yes, do that.  Alt has no place else to go.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on November 07, 2009, 02:04:23 AM
aww, poor alt.  :grin:
i'm afraid i'm being contrary again. sorry for the mediocre postness. i've been jumping in puddles and my cold feet appear to hamper creativity.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 07, 2009, 02:43:59 AM
Alt has plenty to do and probably likes the respite from posting if just for a little bit. But if he really is bored he could always go back to the "Beauty of the South" she seemed to be willing to ease his boredom.  ;)

Jumping in puddles? Cold feet? Hampered creativity! What will happen next viewers? Stay tuned to Destiny. Same Destiny time. Same Destiny thread. Lalalalalalalalal...Destiny! :grin:

Grallen I did not see anything wrong with your post at all and your creativity seems well intact. I just wish I had the same.

BTW Did we lose Rhia? I miss her. She was another creative writer. In fact you all have more talent in your little fingers than I do in my whole body. I know I may sound like I am feeling sorry for myself, or perhaps looking for praise, but I am not and do not want either of them. I am just stating the truth as I see it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 07, 2009, 06:24:46 AM
Ah, Damien, don't speak so badly of yourself, you know, it is not true.

Ermm, I wonder, what Damien would have done in the "Beauty", well, actually not! After Alt's post before the last I thought he would stay...  you have chickened out, Alt!  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 07, 2009, 06:36:06 AM
Honour =/= Chicken :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 07, 2009, 09:15:41 AM
Talia, I wasn't sure which you'd prefer--to take Drustai to the inn or to have Lori go home. Whichever one is preferable to you is fine.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 07, 2009, 10:32:50 PM
I made a few slight changes to my post from a few hours ago - not changing the gist, but hopefully explaining Lili's train of thought a bit better.

Apologies to those who'd already read the first version.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 08, 2009, 12:12:39 AM
I've got a question (possibly a daft one): how do I insert a picture into a post, like Altario is wont to do in Frozen Darkness (e.g. here (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=4948.msg269533#msg269533))?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 08, 2009, 01:06:43 AM
If you want to have it in your post and not attached, you need to upload it on a webspace (I can do that for you) and use that image icon from above (second from left, lower row) and out the urlof your picture in it.

I'll could ask Art for the address of the santharian stuff server again, then I can creare you a file there if you have more to uload.

Like this

(http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Lili.png)

[img]http://home.arcor.de/Salixgrey/Avatar/Lili.png[/img

I did not add the last bracket ] , so you can see the url now.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 08, 2009, 01:08:47 AM
Drustai, if I don't get around to post today, please puppet Lori. She wants to be seen with you and bring you to the inn!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 08, 2009, 01:10:37 AM
Who do you want to get to the inn first?  I can get Altario there before you, or have him get there and spot Lori once you are there.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 08, 2009, 02:23:58 AM
Thanks, Talia!

Would you either upload the attached picture of Kassandra onto a suitable web space for me, or show me how to do that, please?

Much obliged,

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on November 08, 2009, 02:27:46 AM
I used photobucket to do the pictures in the post, when we did them like that for WKW. Just upload it to photobucket and they have various options for using the link to the photo. One of those options has the [img] around it already and works here.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 08, 2009, 02:36:23 AM
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af180/PeterM_2009/Kassandra3.jpg)

Aha!

Thanks, Garret!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on November 08, 2009, 11:25:21 PM
eep!
Quote
"what has it got in it's pocket?"
Lili you are a bonafide genius. I laughed out loud and confused the pertson i was talking to massively when i saw that. :grin: :grin: :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 08, 2009, 11:41:01 PM
Ahh, Lori would like to run to the  beauty to tell Altario about her success. Maybe if she has arrived in the inn with Drustai, Ana'Mirl could be there and suggest , that Alt has went to the Beauty, or does Damien know, where he went, think not.

I'll be able to post in an hour or so.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on November 09, 2009, 02:44:45 AM
Altario was careful not to tell Damien.. he still has trust issues with his old friend.

Go with your plan with Anas then.  They can meet Altario walking back from the Beauty to the Sea Shoals.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on November 09, 2009, 03:13:24 AM
I'll pic you up where ever you are, Altario :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 09, 2009, 06:28:26 AM
Thanks, Grallen!  :)

I thought that this opportunity to smuggle in a little Tolkien quote was just too good to pass by.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 09, 2009, 06:33:14 AM
Talia, we may not need to go to the Seasholl first and then backtrack to the Beauty. Judging from your Strata map, in the direction we're going (in my post I chose the path towards the Beauty first), the wall seems to end right at the edge of the Beauty. So there is a good chance of us running into Altario right there.

Though, I could alter my post to take the path along the south wall instead, if you really want to go to the Seasholl first.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on November 09, 2009, 06:56:59 AM
No, no, it is fine, then we run into Altario who sits outside, right?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on November 09, 2009, 07:46:39 AM
I'm so sorry Altario, if I have hurt your leg!  :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 14, 2009, 03:10:45 AM
Grallen - since Damien is away and has given permission for puppeting: do you want to include the actions of Quar and Tyrr in your next post?

Else I'd be happy to puppet them - either before or after you've posted. Just let me know what you prefer, please. So I suggest that either you post yourself next, or tell me to describe Quar & Tyrr's reactions first.

(And I hope I haven't made things too complicated with my last post  :undecided: -- I thought interactions are more fun if they are unpredicable? Also, I recently had occasion to visit a firework display in the company of a 4-year-old, and have taken inspiration from the resulting observations of exuberant capriciousness and sudden changes of mood.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on November 14, 2009, 04:43:40 AM
Lili, it's an awesome post and i wouldn't have your brilliantly surprising writing any other way.
it would make things simpler if i could puppet Quar or Tyrr - i'll pm you with detalis, so you can check things'd still work from your end.
hopefully i'll have a post up tonight, unless something major distracts me. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on November 14, 2009, 05:14:38 AM
eep, wait a minute - that's a promise i can't keep. i'll post once i've had ideas from Lili about puppeting etc. and not before. there. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 14, 2009, 08:24:57 AM
With kind permission from Damien, and after consultation with Grallen: a puppeting post.

Damien, I hope my post is consistent with the characters of your backalley rapscallions! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 14, 2009, 07:27:44 PM
Sorry for the delayed post, Alt/Talia. Been a bit sick last few days.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 14, 2009, 10:56:11 PM
No problem, Drustai! Get well again!

No swine flu, I hope?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 16, 2009, 01:43:10 AM
Get well soon, Drustai!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 17, 2009, 01:05:46 AM
I am back, sort of. I am home from the hospital, but hurting quite bad and taking heavy pain meds. I had a slight tear that needed repair and they also removed a polyp from my colon, turned out to be benign, which is good; no cancer. Doc wants me to take it easy for at least a week if not more, so do whatever puppeting you feel necessary.

I read the posts and Lili, blast it woman did you have to throw the contents of a chamber pot on yourself and Grallen and Tyrr and Quar. I laughed so hard that it hurt when I read it yesterday after I got home. I hope I did not split any stitches...just kidding.

So for now, take care and see you soon.

Damien.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on November 17, 2009, 03:01:35 AM
Glad you are doing ok, Capher! I was worried when I noticed people mentioning you being in the hospital again. :(

Take care of yourself and we shall see you soon!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on November 21, 2009, 12:29:57 AM
Thank you Kali for your concern.

I hope my post is sufficient for you Grallen and Lili?

Altario I still have not received the name of the ship yet.

Blasted all, I forgot to change my avatar. Sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 21, 2009, 07:27:38 PM
Talia, are you planning on posting with Lori?



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on November 21, 2009, 10:43:08 PM
I wanted to write something about how Lori felt in Altario's arm, not knowing a father, but as I had yesterday and still have a nasty headache and we want to go out tonight, and it is Saturday, I can't . Just go on, I might be able to add those thoughts later as well. And puppet me a bit, if needed. Tomorrow morning I might find some time.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 22, 2009, 02:09:06 AM
Talia you get headaches pretty often. Is it your eyes, or something else? Anyway take care of yourself  and have enjoy yourself on your night out.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on November 25, 2009, 01:26:00 AM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone even to those who do not celebrate it I am sure there is something you can be thankful for. I am going to have a full house starting tomorrow, Wednesday, so I will probably not be posting until the following Monday.

Until then take care;

Damien.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 27, 2009, 03:18:33 AM
I'm back, but ill (mildly, but annoyingly ill) - I hope I can catch up with reading Destiny on the weekend.

Damien, I hope you have recovered well from your operation.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on November 27, 2009, 06:27:13 AM
aw, poor Lili, hope you get better soon.
(if you have a quick look on the dev side, you might see something to cheer you up... ;))


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 28, 2009, 06:38:47 PM
Thanks, Grallen! I've recovered sufficiently to get back into action. The surprise on the Dev Board did help indeed! (I wonder if doctors should start prescribing Santharia.)

As far as I can see, there's nothing for me to post at the moment. Lili is unconscious, and Kassandra will remain perched on that shop sign for a bit, the night being too dark for her to fly around without bumping into things. So I'll watch and read for now.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 02, 2009, 12:32:03 AM
I too hope that you feel much better Lili and thanks, I am doing fine now, though I think I ate too much, have to store up for the winter... :grin:

Umm...I think we can get you, if not Kassandra, and Grallen back to posting again. Lili, now if you wish you can revert back to your old self or not, it depends upon you.

Grallen I hope you did not mind my little puppeting of you. It was something we discussed anyway in pm, I think.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 02, 2009, 07:30:03 AM
it's fine Damien, nothing i wasn't expecting from pmness. hope Grallen's sulking isn't problematic, and sorry for the shortness of post. deadlines keep jumping out at me and stealing all my brain.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 04, 2009, 02:47:40 AM
Well Grallen and Lili it is now up to you to post if you wish. I left plenty of room for both of you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 04, 2009, 05:31:31 AM
All right, all right! I'll wake up on Saturday!  :D

(No time to post before, I'm afraid.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on December 04, 2009, 05:34:56 AM
Oh, Lili, Grallen, you are not in a very nice situation!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on December 04, 2009, 05:45:29 AM
Beautiful post, Lori.  Brought tears to my eyes. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 04, 2009, 06:00:44 AM
I agree with Altario!

Grallen, of course you can post before me, if you want - or you can wait for my weekend-post, just as you prefer.  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 04, 2009, 06:30:36 AM
i'll have to see what i've time for - lots and lots of reading to do. :undecided:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 04, 2009, 06:52:30 AM
No pressure, Grallen! Take it easy, and enjoy your reading.  :azn:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 05, 2009, 01:28:34 AM
Lori, I agree with Altario. It too almost brought me to tears.

Grallen and Lili I cannot wait until I read your posts; you two are such good role-players. And yes Talia, they are not in a very nice place and if the rescue is going to wait until the morning, then there had better be a reason why the ship does not sail at first light...perhaps a storm comes up??

Anyway Altario is not feeling very well, so time is on Grallen's and Lili's side.

BTW Altario your post was very well written. I liked the analogy a lot!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 08, 2009, 02:01:59 AM
Did we lose Airyn? I have pm'd Rhia, and she wrote back saying she was going to write up a post but I have not seen one yet.

BTW Lili and Grallen, great posts you two, except I would think Lili that you would have mentioned how you smelled, but you do have other things on your mind and hands-pun intended- :lol:  Umm as far as washing, I was thinking that you, Grallen, would move the tub over far enough to Lili, where then you would help her with her clothes and the chains should give her enough room to climb into it. And then after you both washed you could wash your clothes. I forgot in my last post to mention that along with the soap I also put rough cloths to dry yourselves off with. The cloth should also be long and warm enough to keep you until your clothes dry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 08, 2009, 02:15:23 AM
To be honest, neither I nor Lili are too worried about washing at the moment. Lili used to disguise her smell (in order to remain undetected by hunted prey) by sitting in worse things than the contents of a butcher's chamber pot. In any case, Lili was wearing a wide-rimmed hat when the stuff came down ... Not that I don't appreciate your care for Lili's hygiene, and the provision of a bath tub, no less (although Tyrr and friends may be thinking rather about the bad impression stinking wares tend to make?).

I was a bit surprised anyway how much Ques and Quar and Tyrr made of the smell - we're talking about the contents of a single woman's chamberpot, after all, not about a dungheap left behind by seven Krroahaxpattl monsters. But different interpretations of events by different characters are part of the joy of roleplaying, I say! So let's say Lili is not as delicate as those city thugs!    ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 08, 2009, 05:30:41 AM
Just to reassure everyone, and the moderators in particular: although Lili is doing everything she can think of to get away, I'm quite happy for her to fail, if the story so demands (I don't actually know if she'll ever get out of there, and if so, when and how - and I don't need to know yet, either). But I must play Lili's nature: she won't give up so easily! (And meanwhile she'll ignore unpleasant smells - you're quite right, Damien: that's another reason she hasn't noticed anything [yet].)

Yes, I too miss Airyn. Wasn't she on the way to have a look at the sick Damien Scar?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on December 09, 2009, 03:36:16 AM
You'll have to excuse my absence of late.  Still very sick.  In consultation with docs.  Limited time sitting up before naseau and exhaustion take hold.  Not very conducive to good prose, and the level of each of your writing abilities deserve at least my focused attention.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 09, 2009, 10:55:42 PM
aww, Alt, i hope you're ok - take it easy and get better soon, alright? :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 10, 2009, 08:04:13 AM
I'm sorry to hear you're not well, Altario. Get better soon!

I'll be out of action for a few days at least, too. My mother is in hospital, and I shall probably travel to Germany to visit her. I probably won't be able to post before Sunday. If I need to be absent for longer, I'll post in the "Away, what a pity" thread.

Grallen, that was another fantastic post. I especially admired the flashback scene with Lucien. I look forward to replying, when I'll finally be able to.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 11, 2009, 12:51:12 AM
Wow, you two could start, middle and end a story all by yourselves...great posts!

Just one small quibble, Gres and Quar are the brothers, otherwise what you said about them Grallen would be correct in your opinion, but I think Tyrr would argue over the matter of Gres being more clever than himself; after all he is the leader and brains of the group. It is not a boat but a ship, a boat is smaller than a ship, just for information's sake. The Runner, as she is called, carries a compliment of fifty men including the captain and officers.

BTW Tyrr does not trust anyone so I doubt that Gres would have the keys to anything. But, Grallen you could use Gres's infatuation with you to try and sway him to your side...good luck though. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 11, 2009, 01:17:48 AM
ah, thanks Damien, should have checked the brother thing before posting but forgot. as for the brains thing, Grallen is making assumptions, as she does. she hates Tyrr so she's decided he's an idiot. and she calls anything that floats on the water a boat. :rolleyes:
thanks for the heads up on crew numbers, that'll be useful i'm sure.
Lili i hope your mum's alright, send her our wishes.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 11, 2009, 01:50:51 AM
My post should put a bit of distrust between Lili and Grallen.

I assumed that Grallen was making assumptions, I was just trying to help you out.

And Lili, I hope and will pray that your mother is well, or will get well soon.

Can anyone get a hold of Airyn?

I have pm'd Rhia and she is very busy with RL issues, such as homework, but she promised to have a post up soon.

I suppose I could write a post with Airyn and then leave her be as Damien goes back down to the common room of the inn, awaiting Altario's return. But since he is sick, that may be some time. I guess Damien could start up a conversation with the other fellow,( I forget his name at the moment, a brain fade, sorry) and his wolf.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 12, 2009, 08:03:16 AM
Thanks for your well-wishes, you two. I really appreciate it.

Nice post, Damien. I look forward to responding, but it'll take 8 days at least from now. I'll travel to Germany to look after my mother, and then will have to catch up with work. Sorry about that.

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on December 17, 2009, 01:54:17 AM
Grallen I should never drink anything when I read your posts. I almost choked on my Coke when I read the part about you finally discovering what Gres's intentions were. I did not know that orc's knew the meaning of gross... :rolling: 



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: fionn on December 17, 2009, 01:56:32 AM
it has a very specificmeaning, relating largely to what humans and other non-orce get up to. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 24, 2009, 09:13:10 PM
argh, Lili, you ask the hardest questions!
merry christmas everyone! :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 28, 2009, 05:10:43 AM
... and you're giving the crypticest answers.  :azn:

A happy New Year, everyone!


EDIT: Grallen, I assumed in my post that you'd go on to wash Lili. Hope that's okay.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 04, 2010, 06:11:36 PM
that's fine Lili, i'd hoped you'd do just that.
sorry about not being around for the past few days - i kinda forgot we were going to see relatives until the day before. back now, though.
 :grin: and Happy New Year, everyone! :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on January 05, 2010, 11:46:25 PM
Grallen and Lili, I truly believe that you could do a whole story all by yourselves with such great writing and imagination!

I want to wish everyone here a belated Happy New Year! I hope and pray for a fantastic 2010. I especially will pray for our story creator Altario. Get well my friend. You are missed.

I would like to also put out a shout to those players who have seemed to mysteriously drop off the map and have stopped posting in Destiny. I hope it is nothing serious in RL, but just the realities of it. I certainly hope it is nothing that I, personally, or any of my characters that have chased you away.

I look so much forward to seeing you back posting this year.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 06, 2010, 01:08:06 AM
I'm back, my friend. :)

I'm putting together a post right now.  If I'm not distracted by Word Association today, like I was last night, I hope to get one posted today.

As for Lili and Grallen, yes, they are a very talented duo, and we are lucky to have them with us. :D



Rhia has sent me a PM expressing her sorrow at having to drop out of the story due to RL being too hectic.  She will be missed.

Which means we may need to replace her, and Airyn methinks.  Have not heard from her in a long time. :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 06, 2010, 03:18:40 AM
I'm glad you're back in business, Altario!

Hurray for postiness, and a toast to the many twists and turns of Destiny that I hope we'll write in 2010!

Rhia, I'm sad to see you leave. I hope your Real Life busy-ness is enjoyable as well as hectic?

Is Airyn definitely gone? I guess you've tried PMing, Alt?

And thanks for the compliments, you two. It's a great experience for me to collectively write a story with so many people. Destiny is a work of imagination that is becoming larger than the sum of individual minds that take part in its creation.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 06, 2010, 03:25:56 AM
PM and email sent.  I will keep you appraised of any reply.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 06, 2010, 03:39:52 AM
I'm back home now, so my internet access has returned. Figured I wasn't causing too much trouble cause Garret was on his own. Within the next day or two I expect to try and catch up reading posts.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 06, 2010, 08:11:23 AM
Wohoo, I'm slowly getting around to post something too - maybe tomorrow!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 07, 2010, 07:24:53 AM
Welcome back, Garret and Talia!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 07, 2010, 10:25:53 PM
:)

Hmm, don't know, if Lori can post. As soon as she will post, she has to leave Altario.  :(
But maybe .. there is a bird somewhere waiting...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 08, 2010, 05:55:12 AM
(http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af180/PeterM_2009/Kassandra3.jpg)

Kroaaak! Oh yes, the bird is waiting. You better believe it, lady!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 11, 2010, 12:05:32 AM
Kassandra, sorry, I've got a cold, nothing serious, but the kind, where you fight for air and feel overall, that life could be better. Lori will be back tomorrow!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 11, 2010, 02:06:42 AM
Get better soon, Talia!  :heart:

(And there's really no hurry.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on January 12, 2010, 02:16:27 AM
Yeah, get better soon Talia. Take care of yourself first.

Hey Garrett, in case you did not figure it out Damien is trying to talk to you. But of course you figured it out, you are smarter than I and I am putting my foot in mouth again...sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 12, 2010, 02:48:50 AM
No worries Damien, thanks for the reminder. I'd seen it, but been a fairly busy/exhausting weekend, I didn't get around to it. Hopefully sometime this week. Sorry for the delay. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on January 14, 2010, 02:25:33 AM
Sorry Garret did not mean to push.

Altario or the other mods just a quick note, should not the time and weather be changed?

I was kind of hoping to have a storm come blasting in from the ocean to keep the Runner from sailing so that you guys all have time to get a rescue party together. However if that is not in your plans Altario, that is fine with me as well.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 14, 2010, 02:31:23 AM
Sounds doable.  I think I will keep it simply to high winds and waves... I'll keep the rain off the desert this night. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 14, 2010, 03:58:49 AM
No worries at all I appriciate the reminder and the chance to interact again. Feel free to 'push' anytime I'm fallin behind.  :grin:

I'll see what I can do in the next day or two. Haven't been particularly inspired to write unfortunatly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 18, 2010, 02:20:39 AM
Um, anyone home? Destiny is not falling asleep, is it?

I am wondering about the next events in the story. Is it the case that Grallen & Lili should wait around until either the boat leaves or a rescue party comes? If that's so, Grallen & Lili's conversation could get very long, because their & Tyrr's story line has moved forward at a faster pace than the other story lines have. That was so for very understandable reasons, given RL events, and I'm not complaining. I'm just thinking about how the story might develop.

I really enjoy playing the conversation with Grallen, but I do wonder whether it might be months of RL-time before the different characters come together again. Maybe there's a way to drive the story forward a bit? Or to adapt the plot so as to create a bit of interesting confusion or mayhem or action, which would maybe encourage players to post again, too?

If discussing this would mean giving away surprises, please just tell me to shut up and play on the Dev Board.

By the way, Grallen - you did  see that Lili  responded? If you want to take your time, that's fine - I was just worrying that the Lili-post might have gotten overlooked due to the Kassandra-post that followed it rather closely.

Talia, I hope your absence doesn't mean that you got seriously ill! Wishing you all the best, and also wishing everyone a pleasant Sunday,

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 18, 2010, 02:22:30 AM
I'll send out some PMs in order to get your rescue party going. :)  And see if I can wake the Pirate captain. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 18, 2010, 02:26:26 AM
Thanks, Alt! You know I'm bugging only because I enjoy this story so much!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 18, 2010, 03:07:46 AM
Thanks Lili, for your concern  :heart:

No, I'm quite well again, but we had a very difficult guest which occupied all my time and mind (so that I forgot a medical appointment though I would have had the time to go to see the doctor). Sorry, I forgot you don't have yet access to the member's moot.

I'll try to do a post with Lori tonight, that brat needs her bed! ;) (After havig met Kassandra of course!)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 18, 2010, 03:14:30 AM
I do hope your guest doesn't read this board!
Glad you're well.  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 18, 2010, 04:10:26 AM
sorry Lili - i was planning to reply today (did see your post and loved it), but got a bit bogged down in other stuff. critical quotes are a nightmare to memorise. i'll have a post up sometime tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 18, 2010, 04:22:18 AM
Not to worry, Grallen! Please take your time. I just saw that you were around, and as you're usually so quick in posting, my mind began to generate hypotheses. 

Good luck with those critical quotes!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 18, 2010, 10:54:12 PM
posted!
yeah, i'm afraid i might be a bit unreliable until beginning of next week - exams have made me realise i've kinda forgotten how to write an essay in an hour. :undecided:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on January 19, 2010, 02:07:39 AM
Alt I think our captain is ready, he just needs a wake up call.

Ah, the dreaded exams! I hated those things, but now I wish I could do them all over again with the knowledge I have acquired since then. However memorizing critical quotes,(what are those anyway?) does not seem like fun. So I do not envy you that at all Grallen.

I believe if we can gather a rescue party within a week, perhaps two in RL if we really want to. I think a week would be better, then the story can go back to Alt's original plan.

Besides, Grallen is beginning to foam at the mouth :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 19, 2010, 02:43:21 AM
Captain has already told me he is ready to post.  It should be up shortly.  He has been observing the goings on. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 19, 2010, 03:16:56 AM
I'll post in an hour or so!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 19, 2010, 04:52:05 AM
Really nice posts, Grallen and Damien! Tyrr, Quar and Ques are really coming alive in my mind now with their distinctive characters.

Grallen, don't let my impatience distract you from exams. 1-hour-essays were always a torture for me, because I invariably ran out of time. Not that I fared better with 5-hour-essays...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 19, 2010, 05:51:37 AM
what?! you can get five hour essays?!! :speechless:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 19, 2010, 06:30:18 AM
Oh yes, I can remember those from school!

Actually, at university there were less, only the last exams were as long...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on January 19, 2010, 07:40:51 AM
Lili, forgive me for posting with Kassandra - I just needed one more sentence for Lori to get back to reality and discover her. I didn't want to take any action for her though.

If you want, you can take Lori to the inn, with Kassandra on her head/shoulder, if you wish, so that the others (Garret?) are informed that she is not here.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 19, 2010, 09:00:51 AM
Looks good, guys. :)  Lori, you did perectly.  Just go to the inn to round up a rescue party.  Let the games begin!

Meanwhile, Alt and Dru will further the plotline.  More boring, but essential.   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 19, 2010, 09:16:27 AM
I'll post soon hopefully. Sorry for the delay.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 19, 2010, 08:11:02 PM
I don't know, how Kassandra would react right now - fly on Lori's head, which might be a bit confusing for a hatless Lori.

I think it is better, Lili does the description, she knows Lori well enough to bring her to the tavern.

Lili, bring the two to the tavern, so that the rescue party can start. Which will be not very big with Rhia and Airyn not here...

Unfortunately I haven't finished my Shendar guide NPC's yet..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on January 21, 2010, 07:48:52 AM
Okay, I've just made Eric's opening post; I hope it's okay.  If anything needs changing, just let me know.   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 21, 2010, 08:59:35 AM
Yay!!  *jumps around clapping like a silly schoolkid*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on January 22, 2010, 01:54:17 AM
 :rolling: @ the image of Alt.

Eric, your post was great. One quibble, Eric would not know that the barrel he was bashing upon had been the same that Quar had just been sitting on, but it is a small thing, no need to change your post. And it was discussed that the Runner was going nowhere because of a storm that was going to hinder the Runner from sailing, not some sailors missing, however if that is the way you want to play it, we can play it together for as you can see the weather and time have changed.

I do have a question for you Alt. If the rescue attempt occurs aboard the Runner how does Eric and most of his crew escape the your's and Damien's and Garret's and the other's wrath?  I am sure that it was discussed among you Admin's. I just bring it up just in case it was not. The devil advocate in me :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 22, 2010, 04:37:19 AM
Actually, it is you that need to escape Eric's and the Runner crew's wrath.  They outnumberr us. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 22, 2010, 07:41:28 AM
Welcome to the story, Eric Kattaisson!  :D  (Although I notice that where your characters appear, my characters tend to get captured a lot.)

@Lori, this last post of mine contained enough puppeting for a decade. I hope I did the little brat half justice!

@Damien, Grallen, and Eric: I'm sorry, I've got no energy left for a Lili-post tonight. Will do my best to post on the weekend.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 22, 2010, 07:47:18 AM
Quibble Alert!!

Very nice post, Lili. :)

One thing, however; Altario and Dru are not going to the Runner.  They are on their way to the "mob Boss" friend of Dru's.  You can assume whem Lori gets to the Beauty of the Southg, that they are gone.  She then will need to go to the Seashoals and get Garret, Damien, et al.

Sorry about the confusion.  It was discussed a bit a few posts earlier in the OOC, but it wasn't made crystal clear.  Shouldn't be too much editing. :undecided:


EDIT:  Unless the two shadows aren't Alt and Dru and you planned for that.  Heh.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 22, 2010, 07:55:49 AM
Thanks, Alt! You see, I wasn't sure whether Alt & Dru would still be there, so I left it open who the two figures were. So obviously they are not Alt & Dru, then! :)

Would it be all right to leave the post as it is? Lori can then post herself what she'll do next, when she finds that Altario is gone?

I was  confused about the name of the inn were Lori left Altario, though. So that was the "Beauty of the South", then? I'll edit that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 22, 2010, 08:05:10 AM
Ok, I've re-read and finally understood the OOC discussion from the preious page now and realize that I have brought Lori and Kassandra to the wrong tavern. On the other hand, it seems more logical to me that Lori would try to get back to Altario first, whom she has chosen as a father-figure only an hour ago.

Lori, if you want, you could continue the story and bring yourself & Kass to the Seashoals Inn. If you don't have time, I'll do so on the weekend, if that's okay. No more time tonight!

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on January 22, 2010, 08:19:23 AM
Tomorrow!

Good post Lili -  I wouldn't have known how to play Kassandra this time, though it seems quite obvious. I didn't think she would be able to recall this much...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lori Lo on January 22, 2010, 08:02:25 PM
Garret, you are in now! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 22, 2010, 08:38:13 PM
Alrighty. Haven't been very motivated to do anything, but I'll see what I can manage tomorrow. I should have something up by tomorrow evening (hopefully). Most likely sub-par writing, but hopefully I can get rolling again and get outta this slump :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 23, 2010, 05:28:04 AM
... and posted for Lili on the Rainbow Runner.  :D


Lori - splendid post again! I like that song; it fits well into Kassandra's repertoire. And I'm glad we're at the right tavern now.

In the conversation between Damien, Garret and Lori that I hope will follow, can I ask you all not to puppet Kassandra (too much)? I'd like to have some fun with absurd avian interjections every now and then. Also, I hope to be around quite regularly in the next two weeks or so, so if a Kassandra-post is required, you shouldn't have to wait too long.

That said, if and when you leave the tavern, you can assume that Kassandra will come along, either on Lori's shoulder or flying.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on January 23, 2010, 05:51:52 AM
You could perhaps have Kassandra warm up to Damien, especially if Damien sings a chorus or two of that song. Just an idea...in case Lori's shoulder hurts, but it is up to you all, I am just making a suggestion and I do not want to take away anything from Lori or Kassandra.

No, puppetting from me...unless asked.

sorry for not changing back to Damien, but tired now....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 23, 2010, 05:55:16 AM
Oooh, you might get lucky, Damien! Ol' Kassandra is a sucker for a man with a good voice!



EDIT: PS: Oh, yeah, and I wasn't excluding the possibility that Kassandra would give poor Lori's shoulder a break. It's just that among those present, Lori is the only tree that Kass is used to. But let's see how things go!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on January 23, 2010, 10:36:47 AM
*glares at her post* Alright, at least I've posted now. Sorry for ignoring you Damian. If there is anything I need to fix, add, or acknowledge just let me know. Hopefully that works for everyone. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 23, 2010, 07:08:26 PM
Lili, I have no intend to puppet Kassandra as long as it is not necessary. I needed quite some time to find the right song (and came about some really bawdy ones which I had missed so far, so the time was not lost ;) )

I didn't just want to run back to the right tavern without any other 'action' and as there was not really a decision to take as how Kassandra would react I thought it would be ok. We need her in the tavern. Carrying her seemed to be safer than waiting, if she would follow Lori... though she surely did not like it!

Right now I don't know, what to post with Lori...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 24, 2010, 12:43:30 AM
Talia, I thought your last post was great, and intended no criticism. I thought you played Kassandra very well. Anyway, puppeting was agreed between us two. I thought it worked very well in order to carry the story forward in just a few posts between us.

With my OOC remark, I only wanted to prevent the impression that Kassandra was now generally free for puppeting.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on January 24, 2010, 03:34:56 AM
Hope that's better for you, Lili, at least you can stretch your arms and legs now!   :P

I was wondering how the rescue attempt is going to proceed, as well.  There are a lot of pirates onboard the Runner, and I don't think that anybody in the rescue party knows exactly where Lili is being held.  Are there any ideas about it, or is it still being decided?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on January 24, 2010, 05:26:08 AM
Grr sorry, I got really distracted with RL stuff. I'll try and get up a post ASAP today.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 24, 2010, 06:37:12 AM
Hurray! Eight IC posts in two days! Go Destiny!
And it's a pleasure to see you're back in action, Garret and Drustai!


About Eric's questions:

(1) How the rescue party would find Grallen & Lili: Kassandra has already quoted (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=7258.msg274143#msg274143) this little revealing statement of Tyrr's (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=7258.msg271485#msg271485):

Quote
"Now let's get to the ship. We can clean ourselves up there and then afterwards Quar take care of that woman. Make sure the crabs are fed well!"

Either Lori could remember this, or Kassandra could say it again ... It might inspire Garret and Damien to have a look around at the harbour, mightn't it?

(2) How a rescue party consisting of two adults, one child, one wolf and one bird would actually go about rescuing anyone from a fully-manned pirate ship:

No idea!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 24, 2010, 06:58:51 AM
I doubt, that Lori would be able to remember all, but she could encourage Kassandra...

I fear, Lori is too tired to be of help anymore, but she could alert some of her old friends*.. or there could be some guards at the harbour who might help. OR, the Trio sets itself out of action.

What have Lili and Grallen to do?
Just escape from the cabin and jump into the water? (Poor Earnest)

* A band of children (15?) might be a surprise for the sailors, they are not strong, but agile. With enough money throw at them and some promise to have fun, this might work.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 24, 2010, 07:06:43 AM
Talia, I like the idea of the band of children getting involved. It would probably involve quite a few posts from you, though. If you've got the time, I think it would be great.


Can I ask where Grallen & Lili actually are on the ship? They are in the hold, right? Therefore, I assume, there is no window? And only one door?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on January 24, 2010, 07:26:55 AM
Well, Lili, that doesn't have to be me, who plays the children. My problem would be, that I have no idea how to describe fights, I surely miss the vocabulary! (Ship and fighting moves)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 25, 2010, 12:35:18 AM
I doubt, that Lori would be able to remember all, but she could encourage Kassandra...

Damien & Garret: with a little imaginative coaxing, Kassandra might just reveal a secret or two ... So don't be shy! ;)

(I didn't want Kass to blabber out everything at once - cause that would be boring, wouldn't it?)

PS: Edit: Damien, I've thought about your idea of Damien and Kassandra making friends. I think it's a good one, actually. At the moment, Damien is not strongly connected to anyone in the group (except to Alt, who however has decided for now to despise him) - so a flirt with Kassandra could be a way in for him, as it were. Whatcha think?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 25, 2010, 12:41:28 AM
Well, Lili, that doesn't have to be me, who plays the children. My problem would be, that I have no idea how to describe fights, I surely miss the vocabulary! (Ship and fighting moves)

Actually, I'm sure you'd write a great fight, Talia! But apart from that, you're right: if it's a band of street urchins we want, we could all participate in playing them, so as not to overburden you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on January 25, 2010, 08:00:35 AM
Yes, I think a load of kids running all over the ship and drawing attention to it would be enough to make Eric think twice.  As I've already hinted at in his posts, he's not exactly happy with kidnapping Lili, anyway.  I think he'd be very reluctant to let the commotion of a fight draw any law enforcement types to his boat.

That's one way it could be done...

Really, it depends how much of a fight the players want.  I can play it either way; giving an opportunity for some serious swash-buckling, or not, as the case may be.

Of course, personaly I'd love to read, (and write), some 'action' posts!  I love it!   :P

"Take that, yer scurvy dog!!!"   :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on January 26, 2010, 01:15:03 PM
Oh, I think there will be more than enough fighting. Eric, you were hired to do a job, so was Tyrr, and he is not going to like being roughshod by you or anyone else.  He may have some words with you Captain! :evil:

I think the idea of having a bunch of scurvy kids running around on the boat, throwing food and stuff like that is a great idea...of course Garret, Damien, Shadowfoot, and even Kassandra will get their licks in as well...Question is where are you going to find the kids? From Lori's old street mates? Or from somewhere else?

Oh, and of course Lili and Grallen will have some fun too.... :evil:

I will post tomorrow, sorry for breaking up the routine and sorry for not changing into Damien, but I am up late because of pain and thought a little reading might help. I had no idea Destiny all of a sudden woke up so quickly... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 26, 2010, 11:28:44 PM
just a short, fairly inconsequential post, i know, but i didn't want anybody to feel they were waiting for me. also it's quite fun writing Grallen angry. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on January 26, 2010, 11:44:06 PM
Ah, excellent!  Seems both Tyrr and Grallen are up for a fight!   :D  Just hope Eric doesn't lose a chunk of his nose!  Though I think Tyrr deserves to be bitten more...he's probably tastier, anyway...bite Tyrr, Grallen!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 27, 2010, 02:11:22 AM
I really like the kids over running the ship.  I see that final fight scene from the movie Hook running in my head. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on January 27, 2010, 05:06:17 AM
Yeah, Altario I was thinking of the same thing...the Lost Boys, and girls.  Lori could be Tinkerbell, as she is the tiniest of the group. Garret would be Peter Pan, Damien would be Ruffio, Lili would be the little girl who sings her brother out of Hook's spell. Eric of course would not be Cap'n hook, but Hook's co-hort for Tyrr is Hook who gets eaten by the crocodile, in this case it would be Grallen. And Quar and Gres are Lili's to deal with.

Somehow that does not all fit in...I may have to rethink it all. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 30, 2010, 10:30:17 PM
The Mods of Destiny are pleased to announce Drustai as the newest moderator of our little story.  Welcome. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 30, 2010, 11:47:54 PM
i hope we come across some breathmints during this adventure, cos Grallen's apparently gonna be picking bits of various vagabonds and otherwise disreputable individuals from her teeth for some time. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: AnaMirl Goodwill on February 02, 2010, 08:05:55 AM
OK, guys and girls, I tried to initiate the rescue.

Garret, it is now your move! Just assume, that Kero will find Mido and bring him back, maybe not Kaltoora, who might be too lazy, but that is up to you! She might have fun with that task also. I'm thinking of a gang of 15 or more! So keep your purse well hidden, but you need to give them  a few coins now as a teaser!

I don't know, if we could incorporate our new members already. They could be part of the rescue party. Maybe they are in the tavern and want to join?  And don't forget Kassandra!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on February 02, 2010, 08:08:58 AM
I'll see about posting sometime in the next day or so hopefully. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 02, 2010, 08:41:05 AM
On another site of which I'm a member, I quite regularly win their eight monthly award for best Civilian (it is a Star Trek site) and best use of NEs (for Nameless Ensigns - what we call NPCs here). I'm a GM there as well ... I was named their 'Most Evil GM' at their most recent awards and had a focus on blowing things up and killing off NEs ... mainly redshirts whose job is to die <G> ... I know better than to kill off important NPCs, especially those owned by other players. That also means I've been involved in fight scenes over there.

I can help with the kids who are part of the gang if you want to, and be involved in the rescue efforts as Orly as well.

On that site, we need to post in active past tense ... as opposed to  the present tense that is the preference here. So please make sure I'm posting in the appropriate tense within the story.

I'm happy to fall in and do whatever needs to be done ... just tell me if I'm overstepping my boundaries as a new member of your story here.

Oh ... and exactly where is the action take place? In Strata or somewhere else?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 02, 2010, 10:44:07 AM
Yup we are in Strata.  I'll leave the kids and all that stuff to those of you involved there, as you are doing a bang up job so far. :)

Also, I'm a bit confused.  As far as I know, we are writing in past tense and not present tense.  I think Talia and Capher's story Thalambath's Heart is the only one that posts in present tense.  (Which I don't know how you guys do that.  It would screw me up.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 02, 2010, 11:03:43 AM
Thanks Altario. Ok ... I'll stick to the past tense :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 02, 2010, 08:15:30 PM
To the discussion about present tense/past tense:

When I started roleplaying here, it was a kind of rule to write in present tense and was seen as the natural choice, for you are not writing a book, where you have your plot in the head, but you are interacting with your fellow players here and now, not at some time in the past. I have joined  another (German) RPG board recently, where this is a must also. But people, especially those who  never played an RPG before tend to use past tense, because they are used to it when reading a book.

I looked for some random posts in the old archive (where all is messed up)

Journey to the valley (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=152.0)  Wren, Uragel, Drogo, Capher and others posting

http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=149.0 (Greybark, Curgan.. someneed to get used to present tense though.. ;) ) 

http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=170.0 -->Irid


And: The Tavern Archives!

The Herald was written in present tense also, though some slips here and there can be found.

Here (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=202.75) you can find Terra's and Talia's very first posts in the Tavern. Oh, how were we young, the Shendar not yet written! Capher, Koldar and some others had already posted a short time before. The story of the Heart starts in the Herald! And Talia was not the woman of the recent avatar, but still a true Shendar fighter ;) (old pic, a bit altered,  in my CD in the Heart)

So, what speaks for using past tense?  :buck: Laziness!  Mental Stiffness! :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 02, 2010, 08:28:37 PM
Past tense looks better.

Present tense, in my opinion, only really works in a proper roleplaying environment (that is, a chat channel, or in a roleplaying game). For the purpose of storywriting, which is what we do, past tense is cleaner and more concise in every way.

/shrug

And I've been here since 2002, and I've never used present tense, even when I was part of the Heart on Haj, IIRC.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 02, 2010, 11:05:32 PM
Quote
Past tense looks better.

Don't think so. And what is a roleplaying game for you, in contrast to 'storywriting, which is what we do'? So far I thought I roleplay.

Quote
even when I was part of the Heart on Haj,

You should have, nothing to be proud of, if you did not play according the rules set up in the beginning.   :buck:

But as we are using past tense here anyway (which is difficult for me sometimes, for I do fall in present tense often, which comes more naturally to me), there's no need to discuss this further.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 02, 2010, 11:09:38 PM
I guess what I meant was the difference between roleplay storywriting (close third person in a slow, very detail oriented manner, where describing the environment is as important as the character's actions) and roleplay acting (in the mind of the character, on a stage, performing ad-libbed as if in an unscripted play or movie, with little to no time to analyze or add detail), Talia. I do both.

The former strikes me as better with past tense, while the latter with present. I personally do mind if others write in present though, and I would not mind your posts if you wrote in present in Destiny. /shrug I personally prefer past, but I would not want to force anyone to write outside their preference. :)


And I saw Capher posting in past tense in the Ximax thread btw.... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 02, 2010, 11:26:07 PM
Hah!  I did not mean to cause a debate here on the merits of present or past tense.  Simply was teasing you TH people who never let me join.  Did not mean to insult your style. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 02, 2010, 11:37:52 PM
@Alt: I know, you never would dare to insult me.. ;)


Drustai, please, explain to me what you understand as RP acting, is it not writing?

Oh, Capher yes, he prefers to post in past tense, but he did post in present tense also! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 02, 2010, 11:47:57 PM
Talia, if you RP in WoW, then that is what I consider RP acting. Or, an even better example, the holodeck in Star Trek. You take the role of the character, but live that character in the moment, on stage, with everything around you happening immediately.

I edited my last post btw, but was too late, so I will repaste it here:

Roleplay storywriting (close third person in a slow, very detail oriented manner, where describing the environment is as important as the character's actions. It is essentially like writing a book, you have a long time to analyze the character's thoughts and feelings, to describe and show these things to the reader)

Roleplay acting (in the mind of the character, on a stage, performing ad-libbed as if in an unscripted play or movie, with little to no time to analyze or add detail--what one does in an MMO, or a chat room. Super fast, nearly 'RL' time, etc. Very much in the present. Very little writing involved, beyond, for instance "/emote tries to grab a hold of X's hand to pull them along", and the other character immediately replying "/emote is grabbed, being dragged along with Y")


Forums would be the former, while RP chat rooms or RP servers in games like WoW or SWG are the latter. As an example, Drustai the character began in WoW, where my RP style was RP acting. When I converted her to Santharia, there was a huge change in the way I now RP her. In RP acting, I roleplayed what came to mind immediately, getting into her mind and acting as she would act. There was no need to know exactly *what* she was thinking, only what that thinking lead to in the outside world. In Destiny, with RP storywriting, I must now analyze the character's mind... what exactly is she thinking when she says 'X'? How would her mind analyze and associate this information, based on her race/history? How then would she display these outwards in a way that makes for better detail? Things one doesn't think about when in a direct acting environment, but which are necessary in a writing situation. It is the difference between a rapid fire 'on stage' process and a slow, meticulous, deliberate 'on paper' process.



BTW, I'm not trying to say one is better or worse than the other! I love them both, that's why I do them both. I am just trying to explain, what they are, because you asked. :) And like I said in my last post, I have no problem if you wish to post in present. I like the look of past more (I tend to dislike the present writing style in professional books as well, it's just not my preference), but I have no problem with people who prefer present. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 03, 2010, 12:16:28 AM
Oh thanks, Drustai, I didn't know you were really meaning "acting" when you said acting. ;) I thought it would be a form of writing as well, different to chat-orientated RPG.

Well, then we have just a different taste. I find present tense is fresher, more immediate, you don't know what will happen. You don't know it in past tense either, but it feels like you would.

I do prefer more though continuity, the same tense in the story. But we have both, present tense in the Heart, past here.

Did you have Drustai on a RPserver? I find it very hard to roleplay in WoW, there are only few who do, even if you have your flag showing.

*hurries away*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 03, 2010, 12:31:28 AM
*things this conversation has TOTALLY hijacked the thread.... sorry Alt!*


Yes I did, I was on EU-Defias Brotherhood (RP-PvP server). While a lot of the RP servers were full of OOC people, EU-Argent Dawn and EU-Defias Brotherhood were the two 'good' RP servers.

The problem with MMO RPing of course is that you end up getting the same kind of plots all the time, a lot of metagaming and godmoding players, etc. Drustai especially was hard to RP because of her general demeanour and goals--I couldn't go strolling into Stormwind and stop off at the bar, for instance, because she simply wouldn't do that, especially after I made her a Death Knight. WoW's a bad example though.. the lore is great, but the game doesn't support RP very well. There was quite a bit on EU-AD and EU-DB, generally in Stormwind for Alliance, but everytime a new expansion comes out, everyone rushes to go do that content.

I prefer SWG, since the game actually has RP tools (like setting up props), and the game is no fun OOCly, so that all the RPers actually *keep* RPing instead of running off to go do PvP or instances all the time! :lol: NWN2 is also great, because you have proper DMs who can spawn NPCs, talk through them, the world is setup for RP, there are no OOCers on the server, etc. I played incarnations of Josephine on both SWG and NWN2--in fact, her character on NWN2 was a Red Wizard of Thay, a culture very similar to Thalambath, and was what inspired me to write Thalambath. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 03:00:20 AM
Oh, dear, I  know hardly any of the abbreviations Drustai used there!

I actually do think of what we do as storywriting more than roleplaying - just that the story is written collectively. Some novels are consctructed so that subsequent chapters are narrated by different characters (spontaneously, three come to mind: Milan Kundera's "The Joke"; Peter S. Beagle's "The Innkeeper's Song"; Christa Wolf's "Medea"). I think of what we're doing as something like that - just with multiple authors. Kafka and his friend Max Brod once began a novel like that: they took turns telling the story, and each writer had a protagonist from whose point of view they wrote. Kafka and Brod never got beyond a short conversation on a train, though - we're much better in that respect!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on February 03, 2010, 03:04:42 AM
As Talia has stated I write in both and sometime's forget which tense I am supposed to write in...lol
However I do like and appreciate Dru's explanations.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 03:43:17 AM

I hope the mods will not take this amiss, but I felt inspired to write a little

Overview for Newcomers

I am not going to summarize the plot so far (the mysterious letter, the journey from the Thirsty Herald to Strata, etc.), but just outline the current situation.

At present, it is evening and dark. Destiny features three main scenes. All are set in Strata.

Scene 1. Somewhere in Strata: Altario and Drustai are on a quest to find Altario's brother, Denrykmar.

Scene 2: Pirate Ship (docked in the Harbour):  Tyrr, Quar and Ques, three NPCs played by Damien, have, with the help of Grallen, taken Lili prisoner. Lili is now being held on Eric's pirate ship. At present, all these characters are in a room within the ship's hold, and are having a tense conversation.

Scene 3. Seashoal's Inn: Garret, Damien, and Ana’Mirl have just found out from Lori-Lo and Kassandra (Lili's gossiper bird) that Lili is in danger, and that she is possibly being held on some ship. Ana’Mirl has given a stable boy, Kero (NPC), the task to organize a search party made up of street urchins.

Whereas Scene 1 will follow its own plot for a while, the characters of Scenes 2 & 3 will join up in the near future. If you read the recent posts by Lori and Ana’Mirl, you will learn that a search for Lili is being organized.

So, if you want to get into the story sooner rather than later, one good possibility would be to somehow get mixed up in the chaos that the search for Lili and the subsequent rescue operation are likely to be.

Your character could, for example:

-   happen to be in the Seashoal’s Inn, as Talia suggested, and have overheard the conversation that’s been going on there during the last few posts;
-   happen to be in the harbour area (you got lost there? you had work there?); the search party isn’t in the harbour yet, but you could start posting your own story, explaining how you got there and where exactly you are; pretty soon NPCs and players will arrive in the harbour - so you wouldn't have long to wait for interaction;
-   …

These are only suggestions. The possibilities are endless. (Would it fit your character to have been hired as a deck-hand on Eric's pirate ship? You'd have to ask Eric for permission, though.) Getting involved in the rescue operation might be fun, though – and would also mean that your character gets to know the others, and thus may find a reason to ultimately join the Big Quest North that this story promises to become.

Hope this helps!

If it doesn't, ignore me. :)

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 03, 2010, 03:47:42 AM
Excellent post, Lili. :D  And some excellent suggestions.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 03, 2010, 04:11:54 AM
Thanks Lili!

A thought that has been running around in my head is as follows ...

Would it be possible somehow for Orly to be part of the orphans' group ... even mistaken for a child or something? I'm sure that somewhere in the Lord of the Rings (the book I mean) when Gandalf and one of the hobbits get to Gondor, and particularly the capital city, the hobbit was mistaken for a child.

Out of curiousity, why has Chapter One been broken up into three threads? Was one for the time in the Thirsty Herald, the second on the trip to Strata and the third in Strata? Please excuse me for being so curious ... and tell me to myob if you want to :)

Oh, and I've RPed in both present tense and past tense previously ... past tense comes more naturally for me


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 03, 2010, 04:13:20 AM
Yes, I decided to split each scene.  Just a personal preference.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 04:20:27 AM
Orly: say, if you were in the harbour in the dark, and a bunch of urchins came running by, one of them might well mistake you for one of their number and tell you to "get going, mate, we haven't got all night" (or something?).

Actually, I think it's not clear at all who is playing the children yet! If you want, you could do that! You could describe how Orly somehow gets into the mix as Kero rounds up Strata's street urchins. That way, you'd be telling an important aspect of the story, and your character would be right in on the action.

How's that sound?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 03, 2010, 04:22:07 AM
Yes, some great suggestions, Lili.  Of course, anyone who wants to join the 'baddies' would have to pass a test first; you know, how evil are you?   :P  No, just joking!  If anybody does want to introduce their character into the story via Eric's ship, drop me a PM.  And since I'm not a mod here, you should probably also drop one of the mods a PM, too.

As for the present / past tense thing, I much prefer to read stories in the past tense.  I think it's somehow more natural to do that, and since not everybody who posts here has English as a first language, it probably makes more sense to do it that way.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 04:27:52 AM
If my cursory reading of our newcomers' CDs does not deceive me, they're unlikely to feature as baddies, Eric. Looks like Grallen and you will soon be outnumbered, hohohohohoho! Not that I'm a goodie, really, but I'll play the innocent victim, as long as people are stupid enough to believe me!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 03, 2010, 04:34:55 AM
Thanks again for the suggestions, Lili ... they sound most feasible to me.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 03, 2010, 04:41:10 AM
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I think it's somehow more natural to do that, and since not everybody who posts here has English as a first language, it probably makes more sense to do it that way.

Are you not a native speaker, Eric? So ow can you know what is easy for me?
Nah,  don't tell me I'm the one exception here! ;)

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I much prefer to read stories in the past tense

Hey, we are writing, not reading! Well, we are reading also...

Ah, bah, I can't decide, if you all are too old fashioned or too young!  :buck:

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

To the plot - I thought Drustai and Altario will not join the rescue party...  ???


Orly, I read your CD - would you really join a group of street urchins voluntarily? Try to conquer a foreign ship? Maybe it would be better, something happens to you which you did not want, you get involved without wanting to? And at some point you are the hero.. involuntarily?  Just an idea. Maybe the leader of the gang forces you up a rope, for he took you as one of his group in the dark.

To the kids  - why don't we each play two or three? Then somebody with fighting experience (in writing) could play an older boy/girl who commands the whole lot and tells the kids what to do. I would prefer to play three smaller kids, two girls, a boy, who just follow their leader. Not that they cannot scratch, jump, shout etc.. But I'm bad in fighting scenes.

????


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 03, 2010, 04:44:17 AM
Nope, I'll be negotiating with Mr Big. :)  You guys get all the fun.


Edit: Speaking of which, I'll post asking for a guest spot for Mr. Big.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 03, 2010, 04:52:14 AM
Yes, Talia, English is my first language.  I just find it a lot easier to write in the past tense, and assumed that it would be for others, too.  Maybe we should start using Chinese instead; no need to conjugate the verbs!   :P  Give it another generation and it's the language we'll all be learning, anyway...

Ah, Lili, everybody's got a dark side!  A copperbard to the first one to join me!   :evil:  (I'd offer thirty pieces of silver, but I'm too tight!)   :D

Mr Big, eh?  The plot thickens!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 03, 2010, 04:57:35 AM
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Looks like Grallen and you will soon be outnumbered

Oh, really? My large friend here begs to differ.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 03, 2010, 04:57:59 AM
Garret, I hope my post does not mess up what you were writing.

It would seem that Tyrr and Eric are going to have a falling out. I wonder how Lili is going to react with being left alone with Quar and Gres?  :evil:

I have to think of a good post for that one, perhaps tomorrow as I am tired now. Maybe tonight, if I have the energy.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 05:09:13 AM
Suggestion:

Why doesn't Orly start by describing how he meets the children, and how they get to the harbour? There's no need to say too much about any individual child, nor indeed is it necessary to describe in detail how Kero rounds them up. It would be interesting to read glimpses of those events from a confused hobbit's perspective, though!

Once the kids are at the harbour, others can then take over individual children as they want. Before any fighting would start, the kids anyway have to find the right ship, so there's potentially quite a bit to describe!

I imagined that Orly would follow the children out of meek compliance and confusion, rather than out of enthusiasm. But that's for him to decide, I say!

Oh, and I prefer to read posts in past tense, because it makes the posts feel more like storytelling: when I read, I sit back and let the other players entertain me with their tales.

@ the cookiemonster: you're not a baddie, you're much too cuddly for that! ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 03, 2010, 05:29:58 AM
Damn that feminine intuition!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 03, 2010, 05:57:06 AM
Totally independent of Lili's last suggestion, I went ahead and basically went with that idea in my first IC post. I hope what I did was fine, and in keeping with the established story here.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 06:04:38 AM
Great post, Orly! I like it!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 06:43:21 AM
To Lyth

In her last post, Kassandra sipped an unknown alcoholic drink out of a tankard that was placed on the bar of the Seashoal's Inn. She then flew up and, beginning to get drunk, banged into the head of the tankard's owner, before fluttering further up, making a few erratic circles, and finally landing on Damien's shoulder.

If you want, you can be the owner of that tankard, and thus join the story.

If you've got a different idea, that's fine, too! (In that case, the tankard's owner shall remain unnamed, unsung, and never have her story told!)

Looking forward to your first post,

Lili

EDIT: Damien, you've now got a drunken bird on your shoulder. If you want to leave the tavern, just  take her with you, pretty please!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on February 03, 2010, 09:09:58 AM
Oh! That's a great way for me to enter. I'll start working on that first post now. :biggrin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 03, 2010, 04:19:54 PM
Good posts, both of you!   :D

Just one thing, Lyth.... we are in Strata, not in Ciosa. ---> Destiny information desk ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 04, 2010, 02:19:22 AM
I agree great posts both of you. I have decided to let Garret post before I grab some annoying bird's beak and cut out it's heart! *joking* But those claws hurt! ;)

I will however continue my distrust and disgust with Eric though as Tyrr...whose end is coming faster than he thinks...if Grallen has anything to say about it. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 04, 2010, 06:13:52 AM
Thanks, and I agree: a very fine post, Lyth! I'm glad Kassandra was able to provide a way in!

One sentence in your last paragraph confused me a bit: 
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She quickly focused and tossed a few soothing emotions at the bird and man to hopefully calm them
Does mindsmoothing really work like that, with a snap of your fingers, as it were? And can you soothe two beings at once - and even if they each feel a different emotion (as Kassandra and Damien probably do right now)?

I notice that you had a bit of a discussion about mindsmoothing during your CD creation/approval process. I guess I imagined mindsmoothing to work more in the manner that Azhira and Twen suggested there. Subtly, and maybe more slowly than magical spells. But then, what do I know. Let's see how things go! Anyway, I won't post with Kass again before Garret and Damien have reacted.

@ Damien:
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... before I grab some annoying bird's beak and cut out it's heart!
Why, what a friendly welcome for a poor, lonesome bird! And she hasn't even sung her anti-Voltigor song yet!  :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on February 04, 2010, 06:50:31 AM
I'll post soon hopefully. Sorry to keep yall waiting once again. Won't have time/energy today unfortunatly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on February 04, 2010, 10:30:07 AM
Alrighty, I think I've got that all fixed. In regards to the mindsmoothing part, I agree that it shouldn't be an instant 'poof, I'm done'. Lyth's strongest ability is affecting the emotions of others. It is easier to affect an area than specific people. So, I reasoned that affecting an area for her would only take about five blinks. A specific person would probably ten blinks to take full affect. Does this sound alright to you? :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 04, 2010, 02:24:58 PM
Altario,

Hope you don't mind my post. I godmoded you a bit to throw your character against the wall because I wanted to keep the pace going. I figured Alt was kind of distracted and not really expecting it, so that he wouldn't have been able to evade it or anything. If that's not the case though, I can edit.


She's planning on accepting your request to not bring Garret for the meeting, though my post doesn't say it just yet. I'd like to give you a chance to respond to her yelling first.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 04, 2010, 02:42:36 PM
:)  No prob.  I don't mind the small puppeting.  I've always prided myself on leaving Altario a very fallible character with honourable ideals.  If you needed to toss him around a bit, so be it.  Don't beat him up too badly, after all, he still is Remusuan and being beaten up by a girl would really irk him. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 04, 2010, 02:47:00 PM
Don't beat him up too badly, after all, he still is Remusuan and being beaten up by a girl mage would really irk him. :P

Fixed. ;)


I'm can't wait to see Alt's reaction!

:)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 04, 2010, 03:54:02 PM
Oooh drama. Of all the things Alt could have said, he made the worst possible comment.

I'm not colouring the two spells I'm using, let me know if you'd like me to do that though and I can change it and do it in the future. I just don't like using colours in my writing. :P


I'm not necessarily planning on turning this violent, she's just trying to intimidate him. Depends on his reaction though.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 04, 2010, 03:59:15 PM
I'm all a tingle!  And not from the sudden chill.  Drama!

No, I'm thinking there's no need to colour the spell.  You are a magic expert and we are in an experienced player story, so I'm thinking that there is no need to highlight it for scrutiny.

And I'm glad you won't get violent, seeing as you've frozen Altario's sword in its scabbard. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 04, 2010, 04:51:23 PM
Woohoo, I love this.  Seems we are having a syncronetic moment this evening Dru.  Great posts!  Gets my imagination stirring. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 04, 2010, 04:54:45 PM
Yeah, reminds me of the old days! Yay for back to back posts on the same day!



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 04, 2010, 06:52:53 PM
WOW! That was great! Drustai, Alt! I wished I would be able to write like this as well. But I would need much longer for an answer....  :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 04, 2010, 11:22:08 PM
To be honest, Dru was giving me lots to work with, so it was easy to keep up the intensity.  Glad you enjoyed. :D

EDIT:  BTW, this is why I don't write in a comedic style!  I try to write a joke once, and poor Alt gets the stuffing kicked out of him.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 04, 2010, 11:36:57 PM
Especially that answer of Dru has impressed me. I thought she would now relax, but no, she was offended! That was a great move and true to her char, I think.


I encountered a problem with Orly's post. He is a bit early. The gang has not yet be alerted, Mido was not here yet and so they do not know, that they will be hired for a job. Nor is Lori really involved. I don't think, Kaltaara and her supporters would agree, if it was for Lori. They get payed, that's why they look for Lili.

Garret, Damien, you need to play the children for now, do the bargaining with Mido or Kaltaara. You can choose, which one of the kids you would prefer. Mido would do something for Lori, Kaltaara and most of the gang not. Money!!!

I don't think, we would hire  kids to rescue Lili, but to look out for her and find her. But they could decide on their own, that a bit of trouble making might be fun.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 05, 2010, 01:01:31 AM
I posted a quick overview of Chapter One-Part One in the Info Desk thread, for people to catch up on.  I tried to write it in a lighthearted style.  I'll try and get Chapter One-Part Two done at some point, then Part Three, unless someone else wants to give it a go.

If we keep doing this, updating at regular intervals, we can keep a concise log of our story which will help new players integrate better and maybe hook new visitors to the site into reading the story in its entirety.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 01:03:47 AM
Alt, old pal, you are a bloody lifesaver!

My befuddled brain is having difficulty keeping track of all that has befallen the group since my departure. This should help me no end!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 05, 2010, 03:18:34 AM
The overview looks great, Alt!


And thanks for the compliments, Talia. :) Honestly Dru was just about ready to calm down, but Alt threw more oil on the fire with his joke.

@Alt: I'd like to thank you btw for recalling the little facts about my character. I neglected to write how she walked and the intensity of her speed and strength, but you did these for me which added a lot more to the scene. :)

I actually think it's funny, because really Alt and Dru are pretty similar, and I think after they've had time to get to know each other they will end up getting close. They've both got similar goals, they both revile orcs (once Dru sees Grallen and Tharoc, oh boy), and they're both rather old for their race and have had a long time to experience things that have made them very cynical. Plus they're both 'creatures of cold' and even have the same colour eyes, haha.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 03:38:21 AM
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they both revile orcs (once Dru sees Grallen and Tharoc, oh boy),

Ah, but I have it on very good authority that Tharoc's mother is an Ice elf.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 05, 2010, 03:45:25 AM
Even Alt hasn't met the big green guy... and I'm sure he won't be happy when he does. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 03:53:07 AM
Oooh, I'm sure Tharoc will  be shaking in his boots when he hears that  :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 05, 2010, 04:03:47 AM
Well, maybe Alt will wait a bit before doing anything about it.  He's still recovering for the last fight he picked. :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 04:25:47 AM
Your powers are waning, old man. Mayhaps you should leave the strong arm stuff to those of less..........advanced years?  :biggrin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 05, 2010, 04:30:40 AM
You may strike me down, but my powers will only increase.

Oh, wait, wrong genre... crap!

I'll get you my pretty!  You and your little dog, too!



Hmmm... I think I was better off with the first one...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 04:42:12 AM
 :lol:

I had to stop and think about

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Your powers are waning, old man

before posting it. I kept seeing Alec Guinness in my head and I almost convinced myself it was a Star Wars quote.

EDIT:  BTW, Alt, excellent job on the recap of Part 1. Erm, when does Part 2 hit the shelves?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 05, 2010, 04:59:04 AM
*sigh*  A mods work is never done... Ok, I'll start reading Part Deux....


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 05, 2010, 05:07:45 AM
:lol:

I had to stop and think about

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Your powers are waning, old man

before posting it. I kept seeing Alec Guinness in my head and I almost convinced myself it was a Star Wars quote.

It IS a Star Wars quote.

"Your powers are weak, old man." - Darth Vader
"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." - Obi-wan



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on February 05, 2010, 05:17:27 AM
That was probably the best fight scene and dramatic scene I have ever read in any book, Alt and Dru. I absolutely Loved it. The intensity, the action, the thoughts were...just ...just... FANTASTIC!

I am now wondering how Dru and Damien will get along? Besides his hatred of orcs as well, so Grallen and the cookie monster had really better be on their toes or...whatever!  ;)

Oh, that is all Damien needs is a mindsoother.... :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 05:20:01 AM
@ Dru: See, I knew I'd heard it before!  :rolleyes:

@ Capher: I have the number of a good Mindsmoother, should he be required  ;)

Oh, and Hi *waves*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 05, 2010, 05:20:17 AM
Thanks Capher. :)


And as for Damien... well that depends if he isn't a drunken sot still by the time he meets Dru. ;)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 05, 2010, 05:33:39 AM
*Eats a large box of cookies in front of everyone*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 05:40:10 AM
*Glares*

*Scribbles Dek's name down in his little book*

Come the revolution, matey, you'll be first against the wall!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 05, 2010, 05:51:42 AM
*Points to the larger box of cookies that were on a table just behind the Silent Watcher* ... :D

"You were saying?"


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on February 05, 2010, 07:14:40 AM
I have a feeling I'mma end up in the line of fire, since I got one orc outta jail, after all this talk about hating orcs. Garret even has a good reason to hate them ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on February 05, 2010, 10:02:35 AM
That was probably the best fight scene and dramatic scene I have ever read in any book, Alt and Dru. I absolutely Loved it. The intensity, the action, the thoughts were...just ...just... FANTASTIC!

I am now wondering how Dru and Damien will get along? Besides his hatred of orcs as well, so Grallen and the cookie monster had really better be on their toes or...whatever!  ;)

Oh, that is all Damien needs is a mindsoother.... :buck:

Oh we're not all that bad. :lol: Might even be of help given the change. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 09:47:12 PM
@ Garret: Love us or hate us, but you've gotta admit we are entertaining!

And grallen's actually quite cute........in a way.

Anyone who wants to mess with you will have to mess with me first. And Valkree, if she ever shows her mangy face again.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 05, 2010, 10:34:42 PM
OI! Watch 'oo yer callin' mangy, Ziplip!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 05, 2010, 10:56:15 PM
*Aims a very hobbit-sized boot at the rather large backside of one Deklitch Hardin.*

Oi you! Get out of this thread, and stop feeding the orcs!

Dek apologises quite profusely about Deklitch poking his head in these parts and attempts to ensure that won't happen again.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 05, 2010, 11:31:24 PM
*sigh*  A mods work is never done... Ok, I'll start reading Part Deux....

When there's moderating duty to be done (to be done)
A moderator's lot is such a busy one!

<G>

Sorry, that went through my head when I read that post of yours, Alt

Oh ... and for some reason I had images of Orly having to steal a 'kerchief from some shadowy figure in charge of the kids ala Oliver Twist




Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 11:33:30 PM
Just so's you all know, The Watcher will be leaving soon (I've already booked him a sedan chair to the station for after the Awards ceremony) and will be replaced by you know who (No, not Voldemort!).

After consulting with Garret, I have taken her and Alt's idea of starting him in an inn near the docks, where Garret decided to leave him whilst he tried to smooth-talk Alt into letting him join the group. (Yeah, good luck with that!)

K'han'uck alone knows what mischief he'll get into with 2 days to kill!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 11:36:46 PM
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Sorry, that went through my head

From what I hear, that's what most things tend to do.....without stopping.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 05, 2010, 11:36:58 PM
Oh, Orly, you may have missed this post by Talia in the flurry of new OOC posts in the last day...

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Especially that answer of Dru has impressed me. I thought she would now relax, but no, she was offended! That was a great move and true to her char, I think.


I encountered a problem with Orly's post. He is a bit early. The gang has not yet be alerted, Mido was not here yet and so they do not know, that they will be hired for a job. Nor is Lori really involved. I don't think, Kaltaara and her supporters would agree, if it was for Lori. They get payed, that's why they look for Lili.

Garret, Damien, you need to play the children for now, do the bargaining with Mido or Kaltaara. You can choose, which one of the kids you would prefer. Mido would do something for Lori, Kaltaara and most of the gang not. Money!!!

I don't think, we would hire  kids to rescue Lili, but to look out for her and find her. But they could decide on their own, that a bit of trouble making might be fun.  


Don't destroy your posts, but we might need a post inserted before yours from one of our Tavern sitters (hint)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 05, 2010, 11:37:39 PM
@Watcher/Tharoc: Sure you want to be left alone again?

I'm not sure when Garret will get a chance to talk to Alt, since he seems adamant about him and Dru going to see the crimelord first before talking to the rest of the group. Considering posting speeds, that could be a couple of weeks.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 11:42:07 PM
Meh, he's used to being on his own. I know what you mean though. He's just got out of the slammer and now he's been dumped in some random boozer, and he doesn't even drink!

As for Garret/Alt, I have every confidence thay'll figure something out. I'll just bum around the dock area until I'm sent for. There must be any amount of trouble I can cause down there!  :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 05, 2010, 11:43:49 PM
If you're bumming around the dock area, couldn't you get involved with the rescue party in some way?



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 05, 2010, 11:46:48 PM
I must confess that I've not read that far as yet.

I'm still trawling my way through Part 2 trying to catch up on everything.

Thar won't be back until at least after the Awards ceremony anyway, so I've got time.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 05, 2010, 11:47:38 PM
Maybe you'd like something to be whittled, Mr Watcher? A statue of an orc with its head chopped off, perhaps? Maybe Orly and Tharoc could join up and hit the high life around Strata or something ... Strata does have a high life, doesn't it? <G>

So, Mr Watcher, what do you think? An orc and a hobbit?

Oh, Orly, you may have missed this post by Talia in the flurry of new OOC posts in the last day...

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Especially that answer of Dru has impressed me. I thought she would now relax, but no, she was offended! That was a great move and true to her char, I think.


I encountered a problem with Orly's post. He is a bit early. The gang has not yet be alerted, Mido was not here yet and so they do not know, that they will be hired for a job. Nor is Lori really involved. I don't think, Kaltaara and her supporters would agree, if it was for Lori. They get payed, that's why they look for Lili.

Garret, Damien, you need to play the children for now, do the bargaining with Mido or Kaltaara. You can choose, which one of the kids you would prefer. Mido would do something for Lori, Kaltaara and most of the gang not. Money!!!

I don't think, we would hire  kids to rescue Lili, but to look out for her and find her. But they could decide on their own, that a bit of trouble making might be fun.  


Don't destroy your posts, but we might need a post inserted before yours from one of our Tavern sitters (hint)

Oops ... Yes, I did miss that one. Sorry ... I was wondering about some of that stuff as well ... and when I looked back through the OOC posts, I didn't check well enough. I'll fix that up. But first, I've got to try to sleep :D

Sorry Talia.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 06, 2010, 12:00:17 AM
Hhhmm. A hobbit, you say? Well, Tharoc is very fond of Rookie the brownie.

I suppose he could happen upon the rescue attempt and, being the chap he is, he'd feel obliged to help. Whether he helps the right side or not remains to be seen.

Ok, shorty, if'n yer c'n keep up wi' me, vat is. Ah ain't 'angin abou' fer no stragglers.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 06, 2010, 12:07:06 AM
When you get caught up, Thar, you might find that the docks is the best place for you to be.  Helping with Lili's rescue is the sort of thing that will force Alt to accept you (though grudgingly)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 06, 2010, 01:36:35 AM
And Damien, too Tharoc as well as Altario.

Talia I hope that whatever I do with Kaltoora will not offend you. I will try and keep as close to the character as you have described in your posts. Post will come up tomorrow...promise.

I was not feeling well yesterday and not doing the best today, but Santharia calls and I answer. I wonder if that would happen when I finally die?

I will give Mido to Garret.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 06, 2010, 01:38:17 AM
You shall out live us all my friend.   Please, don't speak of such things. :cry:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 06, 2010, 02:06:41 AM
Ok I won't Alt.

I am confused. Do the children know the name of the person they are going to look for? Do they know that she is on a ship? How do they know? I thought the boy Ana talked to at the Seashoals was just supposed to bring the leader there to talk and haggle about helping Lori, though I know that some of the kids would do it without money being exchanged.

I may be wrong...I am going to reread Ana's post in the Seashoals.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 06, 2010, 02:33:38 AM
Ok, I reread Ana's post and she sent Kero to gather the kids together. The kids do not know why they are being gathered except to help Lori in something until Kero tells them. When Kero tells them, then I am going to assume that Kaltoora (who is the head of this gang of kids) will not do it unless they get paid. On the other hand Mido, Lori's friend, will do it for nothing as will some of the other children, however they are scared of Kaltorra and Kaltorra and Mido have some heated discussion, after which somehow Kero and Kaltoora meet Damien (whether in the Seashoals, or stumble upon each other in the harbour area) Damien agrees to pay Kaltoora and that is when the kids spread out all over the harbour area and secretly search ships, and finally find the one that Lili is on. They then go and find Damien and Garret who have by now found Tharoc who has agreed to help them rescue Lili and tell them all on what ship Lili is being held captive.

Kaltoora takes the money and some of the kids with her, while those loyal to Mido and Lori go help the rescuers as well.

Is this a good timeline? or summarization of what is going to happen? If so then Orly, I am afraid you will have to edit your post just a little. You will just have to edit the parts where you speak of helping Lori finding somone or a ship. All the kids know is that Lori needs help until Kero tells them and Kero has not arrived yet.

If no one objects I will play Kero and Kaltorra after Orly edits his post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 06, 2010, 02:49:23 AM
That's fine with me, Damien. Don't worry about puppeting Kaltoora, you surely can do it better than I could ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 06, 2010, 02:58:36 AM
I doubt it, Talia. I just reread Lori's post when she meets up with Kaltoora and it was a great post. But I will try and do what I can.

I just want to know if I got everything right? Before I continue that is. It would seem from Talia's post that she did not see anything wrong or amiss so I will just wait for Orly to edit his post and then continue on.


In the meantime I have to get ready for the awards ceremony...never know if there is a lonely lady wanting some companionship with a handsome, slightly scarred, rogue like myself. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 06, 2010, 06:02:18 AM
OK ...

I think I've adjusted my posts adequately.

I deleted the second one altogether.

I cut off the first one at the point after he finished talking to the guard.

I have kept what I had done though, so I can refer to it later.

Is it fine me having the guard respond to him? Or is that also something someone else should do?

So, I'm not doing any of the kids? Is that correct?

I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm just trying to work out what I am and am not allowed to do here.

In other sims/stories I've played in online in forums (and I have played in a lot outside of Santharia) players have always been allowed to create NEs or npcs that they could use to interact with their character. I presume that's not allowed here?

Once again, I repeat, I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm just trying to work out what I am and am not allowed to do in this story so that I don't step on anyone's toes.

- Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 06, 2010, 06:36:18 AM
Orly, if you want to create an NPC just for the purposes of interacting with your character for a short while (see Captain Thadeus Illogical of the Strata City Watch in Part 2), I'd suggest you speak to a Mod first and explain the who and why. Assuming they themselves won't have an impact on either the game or another players character, you shouldn't have much trouble.
On the other hand, if you want to create an NPC who will affect the plotline somehow, you may need all your negotiating skills to convince the Mods.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on February 08, 2010, 09:18:51 PM
*sighs* Horrible, but at least it's a post. Sorry about the delay. Things have been weird.

Damien, sorry, I caught your OCC post after I'd already written my post, hopefully we can work about that. If you want to do things differently, I can just remove the last part of the post. Up to you.

A small little thing to easily put Mido in a place where we can start the discussion at the end.

Anyways, let me know if I need to edit anything.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 09, 2010, 01:35:28 AM
Let me know if my description of Boltrupp's Enterance doesn't click with anyone's image. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: The Silent Watcher on February 09, 2010, 01:59:56 AM
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Let me know if my description of Boltrupp's Enterance doesn't click with anyone's image.

 :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on February 09, 2010, 05:38:02 AM
Orly, I am glad that you saved your last post, for now it can be put in without any problems.

I also apologize Orly if you think you were in trouble. You were not, just a bit excited and posted just a little quicker than needed, however it was a great post and I am glad you saved it.

As far as NPC's are concerned; it is assumed that if your character needs to interact with one to just talk to, or as your last post did to move things along, then that is fine. So, you really did not need to delete your complete second post, I was saddened to hear that you had done that until I read that you also saved it...good for you! Most do not.

Anyway, Garret it was a good post and no need to edit anything. Once Orly now puts in his post, we can continue on with the kids and discussion between Mido, Kero and Kaltoora. In the meantime Damien, Garret and Shadowfoot head toward the harbour area where we bump (literally) into Tharoc who agrees to help out.

But first the Award Ceremonies!!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 09, 2010, 05:43:00 AM
Would Sir prefer me to be running when he bumps into me, or casually sauntering?

There would be a significant difference in the results.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on February 09, 2010, 06:31:23 AM
ooh! oh! pick running sir! pick running!!! :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on February 09, 2010, 07:48:54 AM
What about Lyth? Should she tag along? Or did you have other plans for her. I was planning on having her mention that she'd like to help them and request to come along, but I'm not sure what you guys wanted to do.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 10, 2010, 12:52:11 AM
Interesting question Lyth. I am not sure how the mods were going to integrate you into the storyline. However IC I would ask Damien if you could come along and let Damien make the decision.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 10, 2010, 02:40:04 AM
Garret has been working on that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 11, 2010, 01:20:23 AM
Does that mean that Damien leaves without Lyth, Altario until Garret works out Lyth's role? Or does Damien stay in the inn, talking to Lyth and perhaps Kassandra, getting more information?

Personally I think Garret would not wait too long for Damien so he must get a move on, however that would leave Lyth in limbo and would not be kind either....I am at a loss at what to do and need answers...please, pretty please with a fudge cake and a beer on top... :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on February 11, 2010, 03:24:25 AM
The plan I'm working out with Lyth is for further on in the story.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 11, 2010, 04:54:51 AM
Any time I had available for posting here has been eaten up so far this week.

My apologies.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 12, 2010, 03:56:46 AM
NP Orly, just post your saved post and it will be fine.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 12, 2010, 04:21:38 AM
Just so as you all know: I'm going to look at posting Tharoc's return sometime this weekend (ish). He'll be aimlessly wandering around the dock area, nice n handy for bumping into any stray rescue parties.

Right, as you were.

Looks like I got here just in time, too! It's all kicking off in Strata, what with Alt & Dru, and now Quar (Boo. Hiss) & Lili (Yay!).


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 12, 2010, 07:44:56 AM
Hope you like apes, Grallen!   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 13, 2010, 12:46:12 AM
Ooh er missus! Grallen is about to be accosted by the Cap'n's little Willy.  :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 13, 2010, 02:33:04 AM
LOL Tharoc.

Ok Lyth, quickly answer Damien so that we can get to searching the harbour and stumble across Tharoc and then Damien and him will have some words if not a scuffle before Damien realizes Tharoc's only trying to offer his help and Damien needs to get over his disgust of orcs. Easier said than done. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on February 13, 2010, 02:56:51 AM
Great, puttin Garret in the line of fire already :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 13, 2010, 04:02:36 AM
I like the way Damien tries to soften me up by laughing at my joke before going on to talk about possible fisticuffs!

You won't get round me that easily, 'ooman.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 13, 2010, 06:17:42 AM
I warned at the time when I applied to join that I was only going to post a couple of times a week.

This last week, all my free time has been eaten up on me due to work related stuff. I didn't have time on the days I had off work to post.

Now, the story has moved on without me, it would appear. The posts I had made previously, and then removed but saved to my computer no longer have any chance of fitting in with the storyline.

Would it be best for me to pull out of the story? I don't want to hold things up here, but there's no way possible for me to keep up with the pace at which the story is going, especially, if I'm going to have to continuously pull my posts and repost them.

My number one priority has to be my work. Sorry if that's unacceptable to people, but its the way it has to be. I've got a golden opportunity to get ahead with my career as a teacher, and I'm not about to do anything that jeopardises that in any way.

If the best thing for the good of the story is for me not to be a part of it, so be it. But if it comes to a choice to being part of a story that I have enjoyed reading (and have wanted to be a part of) and to doing what needs to be done for my career, the career wins out every time. As I said, sorry if people don't want to hear that, but it is how it has to be at the moment.

Edit: I won't post to the story until I know how people want to proceed with regards to this.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 13, 2010, 07:02:18 AM
I want you to stay.  Which post posed the problem?  And how?  Maybe we can fix this with a quick edit.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 13, 2010, 07:27:23 AM
My last post was Feb 7 and before that was Feb 4... so a 3 day lag and is currently now running on 5 days

Grallen was today, and before that was Feb 6... so a difference of 6 days

Lili was Feb 10 and before that was Feb 3... so a lag of 7 days and is currently running on 2 days

Talia was Feb 1... so is currently running on 11 days

Garret was Feb 8 and before that was Jan 22... so a lag of 17 days and is currently running on 4 days

Eric was yesterday and before that was Feb 2... so a lag of 9 days

Drustai was Feb 4... so is currently running on 8 days (Though between me and her, we posted about 6 times each that evening.... very rare that happens.. it was amazing :D)

Tharoc was.... uhm... hold on.... I might have to get back to you on that :P




As you can see, a 1-2 times a week post would be the norm around here. :D  Damien is the only one who consistantly posts nearly everyday.  Now, we might want to ask Damien to change his post a bit to let you get involved in the manner you had planned.  

Damien, though I don't want you not to post everyday if you want to, make sure that you don't advance the plot too much that it leaves other people behind.  Maybe a PM to those affected by your post first in order to get an okay.  Just a suggestion.


Orly, I really want you to stay in the story, even with your limited availability.  We will make the necessarry adjustments.  They aren't that formidable. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 14, 2010, 02:05:05 AM
Stay, Orly, please please please!  :heart:

It's very rare that someone is asked to delete a post. In your case, it was no reflection of the quality of your post at all, because the quality was great. I think your situation was unique, because you bravely entered the story at a point where a complicated development was about to commence, which had not been discussed in much detail at the point of your entry. As Altario said, the speed varies - and there's no requirement to always match the rapid speed with which some players might sometimes post. To wait a few days is never a problem. To wait a week rarely is. And you can always announce if you need to be absent for longer, and maybe permit other players to puppet you a bit in such periods.

I would be very sad if you left Destiny. Both your character and yourself will enrich this story immensely, if you find it in your heart to stay.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 14, 2010, 07:14:45 AM
Hi Orly. I hope that you stay with us on our journey. We need someone who can get into small spaces!

Seriously though, don't worry about your posting rate. I've been absent from Santh for months now, and I'm just waiting for the right moment to jump back in.
Joining a sory part way through is a bit like waiting for the skipping rope to be in just the right place before jumping in.

As Lili said, there was nothing wrong with the quality of your post, you just choose the most awkward time to post it. Now everyone has decided what their next moves will be you will see the exact place to repost it.

Looking forward to adventuring with you, my friend.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 14, 2010, 12:41:10 PM
Orly, this is my fault and I apologize profusely. As Altaraio has stated I do kind of try and push a story along which is my downfall, ask anyone who ever RP's with me.

I believe that with a bit of editing you could be in the fish hut when Kaltoora and Mido have their falling out. Or you could edit it to come with the boy that is asking you to follow him to be in the middle of the crowd of kids outside of the fish hut and hear the discussion and plans to go search for Lili. You could ask (Mido) question(s) if need be to join the storyline or whatever you wish to do.

I really want to RP with you and do not want you to leave on my account. I understand career over RP'ing and I would take career anytime. I am awfully sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 15, 2010, 05:21:20 AM
You know ... I'm old enough to know better than to post when I'm feeling overwhelmed by things. Work is rather touchy and exhausting at the moment and I am feeling rather worried about things there. I seem to have copped some rather difficult classes this year.

My main concern here is that I want to be able to pull my weight with the story. If I go too many days without posting, I start to feel guilty about it and overwhelmed and it all snowballs from there. I then find all kinds of reasons not to post in places. Most of my simming like this takes place in a club in which you have to post at least once every three, five or seven days or else you'll get removed from the group. Some of the area managers over there delete people as soon as the limit is reached (without warning), others are somewhat more flexible ... I tend to very much fall into this latter category in the sim over there that I manage. Then again, over there, we have multiple threads on the go at once ... and the way it is done here, with everything in the one thread is quite unusual for me :)

Anyway, sorry for my part in all of this.

Orly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 15, 2010, 06:20:02 AM
Good luck with your classes, Orly! If you put as much beautiful imagination into your teaching as you do into your posts here, then your pupils are lucky to have you. (But the everyday work of teaching can be hard, I know. My favourite aunt is a primary school teacher, and she is now eagerly awaiting retirement ...)

Glad you're staying in Destiny! And take it easy. I think it can be useful occasionally to write a little OOC post "can't post this week, but will be back next week, please bear with me", as you have done. That can take the pressure off yourself, so that you're not tempted to force yourself to post when you really feel like going to bed or relaxing. I think most players are quite patient most of the time. Most are involved in other stories or on the Dev Board, and it's rare that there's nothing to do with which to fill the time waiting for a fellow player's post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on February 16, 2010, 03:33:37 AM
I sincerely apologize for the pure crap that I threw out in my post. I think it was one of my worst posts ever, on any character. At least it moves along the story. :buck: I am very tired right now, so that may be affecting my writing skills(what writing skills?).


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 16, 2010, 04:15:53 AM
I think we are all being too hard on ourselves. Call it "Cabin Fever" or whatever but Lyth your post was fine with me and it does get you involved. Damien, besides Lili, or others who need healing will appreciate you especially since we have seemed to have lost Aryn, our other elfess who was a healer. So, you will fit right in.

@Orly, your editing of your post was great! It fit in right with the storyline and now everything is coming together for a rescue: just one more little or should I say "Big and Loudmouthed, and Cookie eating, green skinned, person for Garret and Damien to run into.

@Lili, the fight scene in the hold is great and your posts so outmatch mine. I hope we can finish the fight before you have to leave.

I will work on replies to everyone today and perhaps post them tomorrow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 16, 2010, 04:38:28 AM
Come on Lili and Quar; kiss and make up!  I don't want a dead body to deal with on my boat!  Seriously, though, do you want a crew member to hear the commotion and come in, or would you prefer to finish it between yourselves?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 16, 2010, 06:56:49 AM
Thanks Damien,

I liked the idea that the boy who is taking Orly to look for Lili has mistaken him for another kid from the gang ... and the mistake will be revealed when all the kids come back together again ... perhaps with the real one in attendence. But it didn't seem to fit in at that point, as their encounter took place after the meeting, instead of before it. In any case, that's an idea I had for it ... mistaken identity ... and Orly is too polite ... and too much wanting to help people ... to correct the boy. I left the boy nameless, as I didn't really think that his name was needed.

Lyth, I didn't think there was anything wrong with your post. :)

I'm enjoying reading the fight between Lili and Quar as well!

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 17, 2010, 02:53:05 AM
@Eric, please no interference. Lili and Quar's fight will end soon.

@Orly, your welcome. And yes, the name of the boy is not important.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 17, 2010, 05:02:29 AM
Mr Ambassador, you're really spoiling us with all these first-rate scraps! PHEW! I've only been back a couple of weeks and there's been two world-class bouts of fisticuffs already, and we're not even half-way there yet.

Bring it on!

@ Lili: PROPER woman. You sure you're not from Manchester?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 17, 2010, 07:23:21 AM
Sorry, I've been trying to write a post but it's been coming out sloppy. I'll try and get something up today though.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 17, 2010, 07:27:41 AM
Lookin forward to it. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 17, 2010, 07:29:15 AM
Mr Ambassador, you're really spoiling us with all these first-rate scraps! PHEW! I've only been back a couple of weeks and there's been two world-class bouts of fisticuffs already, and we're not even half-way there yet.

Bring it on!

You may be big, green, ugly and have bad breath, Master Wargrider ... but .... hmmm, there's no buts about that :D

Bring it!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on February 18, 2010, 01:32:17 AM
Who is "Mr. Ambassador?"


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 18, 2010, 05:40:43 AM
@ Capher.

Watch this.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P-nZZkQqTc


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 18, 2010, 08:36:56 AM
Okay, Capher, no problem!

* stands back to watch events unfold, with a feeling that things are going to end pretty badly for Quar... *


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 18, 2010, 05:16:47 PM
Would anyone mind greatly if I did have Orly go onto the ship which brought him here and try to find out things?

He won't find out anything, but it might be interesting to post. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on February 19, 2010, 03:45:19 AM
I have no problem with it. Just an idea you might overhear a conversation as you retrieve your pipe about that that the Captains of all the ships had been detained and interrogated by the authorities about a dead woman found being eaten by crabs.  Just an idea, you may or may not want to use.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 20, 2010, 08:19:30 AM
Ok ... I'll put that in as well :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 21, 2010, 02:49:17 AM
Sadly, this has to be my last IC post in Destiny before my break.

Talia, over to you!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on February 21, 2010, 03:59:36 AM
wow Lili! that's a hell of an exit! amazing!
we'll all miss you - enjoy your phding! :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 21, 2010, 04:40:58 AM
Hear, hear! A stunningly descriptive piece of work, Lili.

Good luck with your brainwork, and hurry back.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 22, 2010, 12:54:57 AM
You're too kind, my friends.

And welcome back to Strata, Tharoc dear.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 22, 2010, 04:44:10 AM
Why, thank you, Lili.

Although, I'd save the thanks until you're absolutely certain that I'm not going to get you into a worse predicament than you're already in.  :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 22, 2010, 06:54:15 AM
Bah - no predicament, no fun!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 22, 2010, 09:16:06 AM
Lili, you outdone yourself. I greatly appreciated being taught by a master. Good luck on your thesis.  Hurry back...many will miss you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 23, 2010, 01:26:21 AM
There! Really really sorry Alt. RL distractions and the whole 'fast-forwarding time' nature of that post made it annoying to write.


Once again, I puppeted Alt very slightly to give an opening to conversation. I hope you don't mind.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 23, 2010, 01:30:31 AM
 :D  Nope, don't mind at all.  Sorry I annoyed you with moving forward.  If you had more to say/do before I took us to the cave, you should have told me, I would have edited my post.  I'm pretty easy that way.  Just figured we should move forward as far as the other group, so that we are in sync by morning.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 23, 2010, 01:33:39 AM
Nah, fastforwarding is needed, it just makes it harder to come up with stuff to write compared to when the action is all happening right at the moment. It's the same reason I always find it difficult to write my first introduction post into a story, because you have to come up with everything that's happened up till that point. Much easier to respond than to create.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 23, 2010, 02:28:51 AM
Congrats Destiny players for making it to 1500 posts!  Keep up the great storytelling. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 23, 2010, 02:54:34 AM
* sheds a tear for the recently deceased Quar *


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on February 23, 2010, 02:59:46 AM
*catches the tear and put it in a bottle, to be exhibited in a museum as quite likely the only one of it's kind.*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on February 23, 2010, 04:16:37 AM
Now Grallen, is that any way to treat the brother of one who "loves" you and wants to mate with you. ;)

Soon it will be Tyrr's turn Grallen, just wait a bit longer...though I admit you have more patience than I thought an orc would have. :grin:

Lyth, waiting for you to go out of the inn's door, then Damien will introduce you to Garret and we will then go down to the harbour and stumble across Tharoc, and then there just might be some fun too. :D

Eric thank you for your compassion, but I wonder how are you going to survive once the fighting starts. Grallen has her teeth sharpened for you as well, not to mention Shadowfoot's teeth, Tharoc's teeth and Damien's Sengren axe. They all coming for ya Captain, besides the storm brewing out at sea one is brewing on your decks...which one is the more dangerous...hmmm?



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on February 23, 2010, 05:47:00 AM
i would say something devastatingly scathing and witty in reply to that, but i'm told it's rude to speak with your mouth full...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 23, 2010, 08:07:03 AM
Throwing daggers, eight of.......check.

Ashz-oc Kle'vaar............check.

Tusks, complete with iron battle tips............check.

Fists the size of hog shanks, two of............check.

Reet then, ah'm ready t'rumble! :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 27, 2010, 12:04:02 AM
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Eric thank you for your compassion, but I wonder how are you going to survive once the fighting starts. Grallen has her teeth sharpened for you as well, not to mention Shadowfoot's teeth, Tharoc's teeth and Damien's Sengren axe. They all coming for ya Captain, besides the storm brewing out at sea one is brewing on your decks...which one is the more dangerous...hmmm?

* Stretches and yawns *

Let's see:

Sharp and strong cutlasses, two of.......check!

Sharp and pointy daggers, two of.........check!

Vicious little ape, one of......................check!

Anything else....hmmm.....oh, yes....

Crew of armed and dangerous villains, about fifty of.......check!

Yep, I'd say I'm just about ready to rumble, too!   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 28, 2010, 08:12:50 AM
Just wanted to say, I'm still here ;)
Try to catch up with posts soon, hopefully tomorrow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 28, 2010, 08:33:32 AM
HAH! See, you may think you're fully prepared to face us, Eric. But we've got Talia, so I guess that puts you and your scabby crew at a major disadvantage!

Put 'em up, put 'em up.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on February 28, 2010, 01:31:18 PM
You've also got Orly, which puts the rescue team at a distinct disadvantage though, Master Wargrider.

I was really trying to play up his forgetfullness/confusion in my last post ... not sure if it was successful, or if it just made him look rather stupid.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on February 28, 2010, 08:41:40 PM
it's a brilliant post, Orly! really highlights the confusing situation he's been shoved into. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on February 28, 2010, 10:37:43 PM
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HAH! See, you may think you're fully prepared to face us, Eric. But we've got Talia, so I guess that puts you and your scabby crew at a major disadvantage!

Scabby crew?  Scabby crew?  Why, I ought'a...

* stops to read Talia's CD *

Hmm, okay, seems we need a change of tack...

...time to hoist the sails and get out of dodge!!!   :P

Oh, and I loved your last post, Orly, it made me laugh!   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 01, 2010, 12:10:39 AM
Each creator of a story has a vision in his/her head of what they want to accomplish in a story.  Some want action, lots of excitement, some want horror to send chills up your spine, still others want a fast pace, where everyone is posting every couple of days.

My goal is to have a story that is well written, where the posts are not just simply slapped up quickly in order to move the plot forward, but thought out and effort put in to the written word.  Not just action, dialogue, but thoughts, feelings, settings.  I wanted a character based story where each of our characters become real, not caricatures of themselves.  I want people that we care about, not cartoons.  I want our characters to grow, to change, to learn, to evolve.  This is not simply a fantasy site, but a writing site.  This is not a video game, but a melding of literature and role playing.

To this end, I think I have succeeded in gathering the best team on the boards.  I want to thank each of you for bringing colour and life to this tapestry we are creating.  You are the fabric that holds this story together, and you have made it a full, rich experience to read and be part of.  Thank you each for creating real persons, with real motivations, real weaknesses, real flaws.  Thank you for helping me create a story that when you read it, you can relate to those characters, you care for those characters, and root for those characters.

Thank you. :)

Oh, and thank you Tharoc as well.  Keep trying. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 01, 2010, 06:03:48 AM
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Oh, and thank you Tharoc as well.  Keep trying.

Saggun, frazzun, wazzun Dick Dastardley.  :P

I've been insulted in better places than this, y'know.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on March 01, 2010, 06:09:01 AM
You know we love you anyway, Tharoc :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on March 01, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
Okay guys, my post was finally up yesterday, but it was pitiful as I was exhausted yesterday. So, I edited it to make it much better, and I hath succeeded. So all is good! I await a post from either Damien or Garret whenever you guys get time. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on March 02, 2010, 12:47:26 AM
For some reason I cannot fathom I seem to have lost my muse. Hopefully it shall return...soon. In the meantime I will read posts and perhaps something will arise in my muddled mind.

@Altario, only those who have great talent in seeing and nurturing talent gather to themselves the talent they desire: you are such a person.

Orly, your post was great and it made me chuckle.

@Eric, great post as well. I could feel the frustration you felt, but you forgot to mention all of the blood;  :D Oh, and there is a storm at sea so now sailing for ye, :evil: 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 02, 2010, 01:18:46 AM
Damien/Capher, might it help to know that i've run out of ways to say "grallen is very cross but she's doing her best to keep calm"?
 :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 02, 2010, 05:56:43 AM
Are we to assume, then, that she's about to start trailing mayhem and destruction all over Strata?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 02, 2010, 06:23:37 AM
...maybe :evil:
a lot depends on mister Damien's post (no pressure or anything though! :grin:)
but i promise not to bite anyone's head off without at least giving a warning bite first...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 03, 2010, 06:42:43 PM
Hmm, Talia is not here...  Eric, better read my person's entry, my CD is, well, old.

I never could have written Quar's and especially Lili's part, though I know a bit about self defense - I just don't know, if I could describe, how I'm taking the eyes out of the sockets (though they can be put back again without much harm done..) of somebody threatening me.

I hope Lili won't have to fight a lot anymore... 

I'm fairly busy the next days also, with women prayer day coming up on Friday, and a few other things. But I'm checking at least to know when a post for Lili or Kassandra would be needed.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 05, 2010, 05:06:23 AM
@Garret and Lyth, I hope you did not mind the little puppeting I did of your characters.

@Thar, you were the figure I ran into. Time for you and I to meet. :evil:

@Grallen, I gave you an opportunity to go down into the hold if you wished or do whatever.

@Eric, I hope you did not mind me puppeting some of your crew. The shapes crawling all over your ship is of course the street urchins checking out your ship for information.

If there is anything in my post that needs to be edited please tell me so that I can change it. Thank you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 05, 2010, 06:01:04 AM
*Rolls up his sleeves, spits on his hands, cricks his neck from side to side*

Reet then, ah'm reddy when you are.


I'll post my reply either tomorrow or Saturday. I'm a bit busy till then. Plus, I need to approach this first contact with a cautious eye, methinks!

BTW, it's a bit unsociable of you to draw your axe every time you bump into someone, don't you know! Could get you into all sorts of bother, that could.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 05, 2010, 08:35:48 AM
hi all, just wanted to say, that I don't know, if I'm able to post tomorrow for Lili - or Kassandra, I'm quite busy the next days. but I will try.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 08, 2010, 08:32:22 PM
it's not amazing i know, but i didn't want to puppet-fight, so i've left it open as to wether gres dodges, or what - pm me anybody if you've anything needing changing/ have suggestions for how to go from here, etc. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on March 09, 2010, 12:53:08 AM
Grallen, why go after Gres? He had been nothing but kind to you? I thought Tyrr would be the one you wanted to kill?  Well, I guess it's Gres's turn to RUN! He is not a fighter.

Orly, I know you are extrememly busy but it would be nice to have a post, perhaps just stumbling along the wharf toward the Runner.

I need to think about Gres's response. Will post sooner...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 09, 2010, 01:13:16 AM
>shrugs< Gres was closer. :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on March 09, 2010, 05:53:54 AM
expect a post from my good buddy Olry in the next 24 hours. That is if I can drag him away from one of his multiple daily meals. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 09, 2010, 06:09:00 AM
*Coughs, then hums several times, seeking just the right tone*

Who ate all the pies?
Who ate all the pies?
You fat b******, you fat b******,
YOU ate all the pies!

Um diddle-iddle, iddle-um diddle-aye
Um diddle-iddle, iddle-um diddle-aye.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 10, 2010, 01:50:27 AM
Well Garret, I think you better step in quickly or else Tharoc and Damien are going to be at each other...and not in a friendly way either. :evil:

Lyth, edited the post as you asked.

Grallen it is up to you whether you let Gres escape or not.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 10, 2010, 02:57:54 AM
I'm a bit at loss. Is Kassandra still sitting on your Shoulder, Damien? or should I write, that she left it when you moved.. that's maybe better.

What would Lily try to do? Just watch Eric, I suppose. And then? Have to reread a nth time..  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 10, 2010, 02:59:12 AM
Come on, Sand Sister.  Kick some butt. :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 10, 2010, 03:26:44 AM
Sand Sisters are from Aeruillin, I couldn't convince Art yet to change the tribe title to Sand people ;)

I'm in no fighting mood today, I'll wait what will happen next.... and post later, that Kassandra follows the men - Damien and Garret etc...

I thought the hold is a cabin on top of the main area of a ship, not somewhere under the deck (stairs..).. Or how should I imagine this? I really hate it, if I have to find English words, when I don't know them in German either! Well, this time is was the same word.  So where could Lili hide? Grallen, be strong, otherwise I have to come to you to help...


 I want back to my sands!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 10, 2010, 03:31:25 AM
Pfft.. Auruilin, Rahaz-Dath... its all the same.. lots of sand and too damn hot. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on March 10, 2010, 04:53:33 AM
Sorry for not swapping to Orly here ...

I thought the hold is a cabin on top of the main area of a ship, not somewhere under the deck (stairs..).. Or how should I imagine this? I really hate it, if I have to find English words, when I don't know them in German either! Well, this time is was the same word.  So where could Lili hide? Grallen, be strong, otherwise I have to come to you to help...

I always thought the hold was under the deck of a ship ... of course an online dictionary will help us here ...

From http://www.babylon.com/definition/hold_%28ship%29/English

Hold (ship)
A ship's hold, in older ships, was below the orlop deck, the lower part of the interior of a ship's hull, especially when considered as storage space, as for cargo. In later merchant vessels it extended up through the decks to the underside of the weather deck.

Dek/Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 10, 2010, 05:26:50 AM
Well, Dekli, I assumed the hold is on top of the ship due to the description of the whereabout of Lili in the beginning. I just did not doubt it, until I read somethig of "stairs". Sometimes I'm just tirred to look up so many things which which are selfevident for you. Your link is good though, I didnt know it! Thanks.

The first post of Damien on the ship:

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Quar and Gres set the carpet upon the deck of the ship, unrolled it until their quarry showed herself. She was still unconcious. They dragged her and the carpet to the far wall where chains were deeply embedded in the sturdy walls of the ship, taking one hand each they cuffed her with metal cuffs to the chains and then let her be.

"Done," Quar said.

"Gres, you and Grallen watch the woman until Quar and I take a quick bath and relieve you," Tyrr ordered.

Gres nodded and looked over at Grallen, who, since the dousing of the chamber pot, had not said a word, but just followed them. Gres thought that perhaps Grallen was in some sort of shock. He smiled at her, but did not get too close to her, as she smelled-real bad. "As soon as Quar comes back then you can go take a bath, Grallen. Won't that be good?" he asked, trying to make light conversation.

Inside the room there was a table and few chairs, all bolted down to the deck. A crewman came in, placed some food on the table as well as a large tankard of ale along with some tin cups. He stayed far away from Grallen as well, though Gres was not certain if it was because of her smell or because she was an orc, or both.


Deck (ship), an outdoor floor of a ship (wiki)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Garret Arroway on March 10, 2010, 07:35:02 AM
I'll try to post soon hopefully. Inability to sleep today kinda scratches today off the list of potential posting days. Sitting up I can barely keep my eyes open, but I know the moment I lay down I'll be tossin and turning. *shrugs*

Anyways, I'll see what I can do soon. Sorry for the delay on my end.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 11, 2010, 10:43:59 AM
Bad Bad me. Sorry Talia for confusing you.

Kassandra can still be on my shoulder, until I hit Thar, then she could have flown off, or perhaps kassandra could say something to Thar...rude like song, or ditty. It would make him feel at home... :lol:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 14, 2010, 04:51:11 AM
Oh, that's right! Punch me in the face one minute, then try to make me feel at home the next.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on March 14, 2010, 09:48:34 AM
Seems as though things are warming up!  I moved Eric off to the side, allowing Grallen a chance to tackle Tyrr one-on-one.  Having said that, if you're feeling lucky, Grallen, then you could always try Eric and Landy out for size, instead!  Choice is yours!   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 14, 2010, 09:12:50 PM
 :evil: actually i was just hoping to get you all where i could see you. thankyou, sir, for being so obliging. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 14, 2010, 10:22:25 PM
These humans, eh? Tch. They have no idea when it comes to orcen battle tactics.

That's no way a fair fight anyway, Grallen. 1...2...3...4....5.6....7...hmmm, a load of them and one of you. I think they should go and get a few more to have a decent chance.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on March 15, 2010, 01:03:41 AM
'orcen tactics'?  Isn't that an oxymoron... :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 15, 2010, 01:24:01 AM
I'm neither an ox, nor a moron!

Actually, largely thanks to the efforts of Choan of orc, their tactics have taken huge leaps forward from their early 'flood the battlefield with troops and kill everything that moves' days. I haven't written the entry for it yet, but I think you'll be suprised at just how many of their tactics have been borrowed by the other races.

So, nyer nyer na nyer nyer.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 15, 2010, 01:55:21 AM

If you don't want the flood the field with hostile bodies, don't be readin' FD. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 15, 2010, 04:40:12 AM
I didn't claim that they adhere to these principles all the time.

Very unpredictable, are orcs. Which is probably the best tactic of all.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 16, 2010, 12:42:13 AM
@Eric, Gres don't recall yelling "she is a traitor" or anything else you wrote that Gres said. However it is fine, no need to edit your post.

Oxymoron :lol: Well, Thar, you're big as an ox and you think like a moron, so it fits. :evil: JK,

Grallen, will post for Tyrr and Gres as soon as I can think of something.

Altario, the "flood the field with hostile bodies," will soon end and we will have Lili back as well as Orly, who I hope does not stumble into Damien, it would cause his aim to be off.

Of course Garret could stop this by recognizing Thar and telling Damien he is his friend.

Lyth could send a magical mindsoothing wave and make Damien and Thar a bit more mellow..."Some pipeweed, laced with some nightshade, Thar?" ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 16, 2010, 01:03:30 AM
Oh, cheers Damien. Don't mind if I do.

Uncharacteristically generous of you.

Here, have this knife to the ribs as recompense!

Garret will be puppeted my me until further notice, so if you want him to get involved, just say the word.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 16, 2010, 11:55:48 PM
WORD!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 17, 2010, 04:19:13 AM
Very nice post Thar.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on March 17, 2010, 04:27:50 AM
Sorry! I'm a bit crippled in regards with posting ATM. I'm out of town, and I have limited internet time. I'm going to try my very hardest to get a post up sometime this week. If not, I'll be back Saturday or Sunday, during which time I will post. Do you want me to try to break it up. It won't be instant. It would be a slow process, in which I would gradually put calming emotions into your mind until you yourselves start feeling them.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 17, 2010, 04:51:15 AM
That's one of the ways I was thinking of stopping the fight, Lyth. However, it would probably be best if you use your soothing stuff to calm us down afterwards. At the pace we're fighting, it'll all be over and done with by weekend.
When writing fight scenes, I think it is necessary that all combatants try to post as quickly and as often as possible to maintain the natural 'flow' of the action.

There will probably be a lot of ongoing 'bad blood' between Damien and Tharoc, so your skills will undoubtedley be needed quite often, and quite soon, I shouldn't wonder!

How does your skill work on orcen brains? Taking into account his slow/dim-wittedness? And he's none too keen on anything he sees as being magical, so you might have a bit of a hard time convincing him you're not trying to harm him. Are you ok with that?

EDIT: Thank ee, Damien. One tries one's best. It needed to be good to match yours!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on March 17, 2010, 11:35:50 AM
Hmm Altario. You said "But, had he ever actually been harmed by a mage?  No, not yet, and he had met a few on his travels." in your post. Didn't Drustai just hurt him with magic? You might want to edit that. ;)


Oh, and cookies to whomever figures out the movie I referenced with a quote in my last post. ;) (hint, it's a famous Spielberg one)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 18, 2010, 02:45:40 AM
I don't know, if I can post for Lili today as well, I have to read up all what is going up and understand it.. who is where now.

Grallen, I'm not sure, if Lili is still in the room, when you enter.. have to reread it closely.

Damien, Thar, don't kill Kassandra!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 18, 2010, 03:41:35 AM
Awwww....but, but......ohh, ok then, Talia.

Spoilsport.

EDIT:

@ Talia. Nice post, Talia. In honesty, I'd forgotten about Kassandra on Damien's shoulder. I think we will have some fun between Tharoc and her! What will he make of her, I wonder?

I mean, a bird that can talk? It must be magic indeed!

"An' ah 'ates magic, ah does."


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 19, 2010, 02:32:19 AM
Thanks Dru. :)  I actually thought I had put that in, and I had to reread my post to realize I hadn't.  Changed now. :)

Uhm...*batteries not included?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 19, 2010, 04:46:17 AM
Just read your latest post,Alt.

Wha' th' chuffin' 'eck 'ave ah ever done t'yer? Ah mean, ah've jus' spared th'life o' yer mate, 'elped 'im, even. An' now yer off tryin' yer damndest t'turn vat elf wench an' 'er filfy magic again' mi.

You an' me is 'avin words when vis is all over, Mister 'igh an' mighty flippin' eck-Gobby, or wha'ever yer name is.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 19, 2010, 04:54:37 AM
Ugh... my poor little body can't take anymore of her abuse.  You deal with her. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 19, 2010, 05:00:07 AM
*rolls up non-existant sleeves*

Reet then, send 'er over 'ere.

(I'm pretty sure that Thar and your lady friend will be crossing swords 'ere too long. Seems like just about everyone on the bus has issues with Grallen and him! Oh well, same old same old.)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on March 19, 2010, 05:31:08 AM
*smiles sweetly*

I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to be trying to take me, Greenskin. ;)

Just look at poor Altario.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 19, 2010, 05:44:38 AM
Ah, but I'm younger and fitter than he is. And less squeemish about hitting women. Or knifing them in the back, come to think of it.

Besides, you've got to sleep sometime.

EDIT:

Just so you all know, I'll be posting my response to Damien's last post tomorrow. It's going to include a very confusing and (hopefully) funny three-way conversation between Tharoc, Garret and Kassandra. I've been trying to work it out but I need more time to think. Tomorrow at work should be ideal!

Hopefully, if all goes well, it should equal "Who's on first?" for complexity and wit. He said.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on March 19, 2010, 05:51:27 AM
You speak as if I'll let you live. The moment I set eyes on you I'll kill you, you'll never get a chance to kill me later. ;)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 19, 2010, 05:57:28 AM
I'll get my coat then, shall I?



TAXI!

Nobody loves me, everybody hates me,
Think I'll go and eat some worms!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 19, 2010, 08:13:40 PM
aww, Tharoc, come back!
...she's taller than me...
 :undecided:

@Talia: sorry, i think i mis-read a little - Grallen was still in the room when you posted so i guessed there was a bit of a delay before you left. say if you want anything changing. :)

and sorry about the shortness and general clumsiness of that post but i've contracted what my housemate insists on referring to as "floating-voter flu" :rolleyes:
so i'm a little off form.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 19, 2010, 09:51:26 PM
Everybody's taller than you, Grallen.

'cept maybe Orly.

Wherever he is.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 21, 2010, 07:40:22 AM
Apologies for not yet posting my next move in the Damien/Tharoc punch-up. I know I said it'd be done on Friday, but you wouldn't believe the weekend I'm having!

I'll make a real effort to get it done tomorrow (Sunday).


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 22, 2010, 01:47:26 AM
Ok, I've just posted in preparation to re-introducing Garret and Lyth at the dockside. the promised confusing conversation between Garret, Thar and kassandra will follow soon.

Sorry for the delay.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 23, 2010, 12:13:11 AM
Post was worth it Thar.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on March 23, 2010, 12:34:17 AM
Arg! I can't seem to win at all. I've been plagued by stomach flu these last few days and am just now getting the energy to type something coherent. Forgive the lack of a post. I am trying to get back into the story, and am hoping to post my re-entry soon. If you would like me not to post right now, that's fine and I can post later. Just let me know how things are, as I wouldn't want to skew the posting direction.

EDIT: I just caught up on posts, and I think that's the perfect time for Garret and I to enter. I'll try to get a post in today if I can. Might not be able to though, as I'm still recovering.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 23, 2010, 12:59:20 AM
For a healer you sure seem to have a lot of illnesses, Lyth! Not a good advert, if I may say.

*Rubs top of his head where Garret has just whacked him*

OUCH! Wha' were vat fer? All ah did were get Shadderfoot's breed wrong, fer K'han'uck's sakes. 'ardly suprisin' when ah've got ghosties talkin' t'me an' a poorlysick 'ooman t'look after. Sheesh!

Reet, ah've bin back an' corrected it fer thee. 'appy now, yer whingebag?  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on March 23, 2010, 01:06:34 AM
 :lol: Yes, I seem to be a magnet for sickness these last few months. I think it's stress from school weakening my immune system.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 23, 2010, 01:09:39 AM
Just try not to breathe over me, ok? I attract bugs like flies to shi...

Actually, that's probably not the best metaphore to use, considering my race.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on March 23, 2010, 01:29:31 AM
I'll do my best. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 23, 2010, 01:39:20 AM
Quote
Yes, I seem to be a magnet for sickness these last few months. I think it's stress from school weakening my immune system.

How old are you? My daughter shows similar problems... :undecided:

That's basically for me...

   “Come on, let’z get back on deck.”

   Getting out of the claustrophobic harbour, and onto the open sea, would give Eric time to think clearly.  --> Eric outside on deck




Where was Gres? Tyrr looked around and did not see Quar's brother anywhere. What did Gres do? Leave Quar and this woman alone!? Tyrr had no time to comtemplate because the Captain was shooing him out the door and saying something about setting sail.

Tyrr mechanically walked back up to the top deck. The wind had picked up considerably. It was probably that way even before he went down to the hold, but he had not noticed it. He saw Gres looking over the far rail out to the sea. He did not even know where Grallen was? Did she follow them down to the hold? Was she still there? Who cares? Tyrr needed to tell Gres that Quar was dead.


Tyrr tried to stand in Gres's way, but Gres just pushed him out of the way and made his way to the hold.
Eric, Tyrr on deck, Gres on the Way to the hold

Grallen followed Eric and is still in the hold, Gres comes in, Grallen fights Gres

Gres was staring at Quar, his mind not comprehending, not seeing nor hearing anything, not even noticing Grallen enter the hold until to his surprise she attacked him! Her clawed hand swiped at him and missed his face by a nailsbreadth. "Grallen, what...what are you doing?" he yelped as he saw her eyes turn a fiery yellow and her grin showed her teeth, and the smile was not one of friendship.

--> Grallen is already here, but that doesn't matter, they are fighting now, in the hold,

“Get out. First chance you see. I’ll try t' distract people.”

Ok, here Lili has to do something..

She snarled and stepped away from the door, out into the open. She didn’t need to say a word; her look, her stance, the way she flicked the knife between her fingers like a conjurers trick, all said “well, come on, if you’re coming” louder than words.


Well, I thought there were a stairs! *cries*

 But then, before Eric could get worked up any more, Gres came running over to him.
Eric, Grallen, Gres outside on deck now.

Tyrr seemed confused, and was just about to say something, when Grallen emerged from the hold.  She didn’t say anything, but the look on her face made her intentions very clear. <-- unclear, grallen stepped out of the door first (posted first, the two were  fighting in the hold)

 “Aye,” Eric said as he watched her draw a knife,

I assume, she had it already in her hand, after all she was fighting Gres seconds before..

Suddenly Gres came running up the stairs from the hold, rushed to the Captain and began screaming something about "She is a traitor,"

<<-- Same as before.. stairs.

Situation: Erric and his men are looking, weapons drawn, but not acting, Gres is in a shock, grallen fighting Tyrr, Tyrr wants to talk

Tyrr goes for grallen, misses, grallen goes for is ankle, Gres pushes Tyrr hard to one side and throws himself inthe direction of grallen..., Eric and his men are watching



Now I need to edit Lili's first post and thinkof something why she did not act before... *sigh*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on March 23, 2010, 02:08:02 AM
I'm assuming that Grallen has left the door open, so if Lili is going to make a break for it, she should do so pretty soon.  I was going to post saying that Eric noticed the open door and sent a couple of men to close and guard it to prevent Lili from escaping.  But I'll let you post as Lili first, Talia.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 23, 2010, 02:25:48 AM
Thanks, Eric - but Lili has to be outside anyway by now, somehwere. but please wait till I have come up with something.

It is difficult to post, for often the post contradict each other. Not alone the stairs/no stairs, but e.g. I'm trying to write how Lili escaped, but am stuck right now between too different versions:

Version Damien:

Quote
Where was Gres? Tyrr looked around and did not see Quar's brother anywhere. What did Gres do? Leave Quar and this woman alone!? Tyrr had no time to comtemplate because the Captain was shooing him out the door and saying something about setting sail.

Tyrr mechanically walked back up to the top deck. The wind had picked up considerably. It was probably that way even before he went down to the hold, but he had not noticed it. He saw Gres looking over the far rail out to the sea. He did not even know where Grallen was? Did she follow them down to the hold? Was she still there? Who cares? Tyrr needed to tell Gres that Quar was dead.

Tyrr stumbled, as the ship swayed and rose up and down as the waves rolled in from the ocean. Tyrr reached Gres. Gres turned around and saw the bag of gold in Tyrr's hands, but then he saw the look in Tyrr's eyes. Immediately his eyes flickered down toward the hold. Oh my gods, did Quar kill that woman? was his first thought. "What happened?" He asked.

"Quar...Gres, Quar..." Tyrr began but was interrupted.

"Did Quar kill that woman?" Gres asked worriedly.

Tyrr sadly shook his head no. "Gres, Quar is dead. I don't know how. But somehow the woman had killed him."

Quar dead? Gres's brain asked him. Impossible, came back the answer. Quar was as strong as a bull and he had never lost a fight, even against multiple opponets. Gres looked into Tyrr's eyes and slowly but surely the realization that Quar was really dead sank in. "I have to go see him," Gres said, as he headed for the hold.

Tyrr tried to stand in Gres's way, but Gres just pushed him out of the way and made his way to the hold.

So, there is time left , when grallen and Lili are alone in the hold! Quite a bit, for Tyrrhas to walk out, tell Gres what happened and then try to hold him back on the deck.

Version grallen:

Quote
Gres stormed in, pushing past Tyrr’s attempts to bar him from the room, with its splatter-marks on the worn deck. Grallen turned to meet his gaze and didn’t even have to think. She forgot the knives, forgot everyone else....

I think grallen assumes as I did, that there are no stairs, but the cabin where Lili and her was held is actually on deck. So no time for some silence between them.. Here Greas stormes in without the knowledge of quar dead...

So, what now? I'll think I will go with the first (Damien) and will slihgtly puppet grallen (in saying nothing).

I have no idea where Lili can go to though for that short period till she can jump in and help grallen out (last post) . Is there now a stair which she has to go up, or even a room where she could slip in for a moment to breath? Or is she when leaving the room already in full sight on the deck?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on March 23, 2010, 02:30:46 AM
@Taila: I'm thirteen. School stresses me a lot. I'll get sick a lot around the end of a quater, or before a big test. I'll loose sleep worrying about it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on March 23, 2010, 02:30:58 AM
Does Eric have a pic of what he envisioned the Runner to look like?   Perhaps like this?  Just a basic representation so that people can have an idea of where they are?  (I just did a quick Sloop search for Images, and this should not be considered what Eric had in mind)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 23, 2010, 03:38:03 AM
Could we find simple images like this to use for any future locations? It would save any further discrepancies.
Or if anyone has a particular location planned, they could post a rough sketch of it beforehand and we could jiggle it around until we're all happy?



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 23, 2010, 05:17:07 AM
Yes, that would be great. Maybe Drustai could do a more detailed plan for Thalambath, if we plan to hit it. Well, the rest would be mostly my task for the next time ;)

I'm going now to finish this post, dinner has given me some ideas..

Edit: What would be the hold?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on March 23, 2010, 05:29:01 AM
/gasp!

You weren't supposed to say that we were going there yet! ;)


But yeh I'll try and do some floor plans for stuff depending on where we go there.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on March 23, 2010, 11:18:37 AM
I'm sorry, I don't know if I've missed a post or not, I've read back and can't see any I've missed, but if I have, please gently nudge me in that direction.

Much obliged

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on March 24, 2010, 05:11:37 AM
It appears a fair part of our party is about to meet on the dockside, Orly. Perhaps it is time you made your presence known?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on March 28, 2010, 01:25:34 PM
We really need to gat a move on or else Grallen will have rescued Lili all by herself! :grin:

Lyth, please come and help Damien with his wound.

Garret, please show up and help with the bonding of all of us.

Then the street urchins will show up, hopefully with Orly, tell us what ship to go to and we can finish this rescue.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 28, 2010, 04:26:12 PM
Grallen has rescued Lili already! Now it is just a matter of minutes when we both run of the ship! :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on March 30, 2010, 07:35:57 AM
There we go ... I'm on me way :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on March 30, 2010, 09:35:03 PM
Nice post Orly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on March 30, 2010, 09:39:56 PM
Thanks Capher, did you recognise what part of it was based on?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 31, 2010, 03:22:27 AM
sorry for a poorly written post, but hopefuly it'll keep things nice and hectic until everyone arrives. :) looks like internet is passable here, so panic over. :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 31, 2010, 03:24:15 AM
Grallen, Lili didn't touch you, Lili just send Gres flying away with her foot/boot, more or less in the moment he would have touched you, or a tiny bit later.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 31, 2010, 04:01:05 AM
eep! my mistake! can you tell i've been u since 4am? i'll edit that over now. sorry.
EDIT: ok, i've tweaked it a bit - let me know if there's any more problems.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on March 31, 2010, 05:02:00 AM
No :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on March 31, 2010, 09:54:39 PM
@ Grallen - Just wondered who you're biting at the moment.  I guess it's Gres, but I want to be sure for my post... :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on March 31, 2010, 11:18:58 PM
yep, it's Gres. i wouldn't bite without asking nicely by pm first, don't worry. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on March 31, 2010, 11:25:49 PM
Quote
This would be the longest ten minutes of his life.

Those WERE a really loooong ten minutes. <.<

Sorry for the delay, Alt.  :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 01, 2010, 02:28:06 AM
I wonder if Garret is going to post or are you still puppeting him Thar?

Is Lyth still around?

Nice post Grallen. Poor Gres, heart broken and now he has a green hate crazed, long fanged orc attached to him. I am not sure which one is worse, a hatred-crazed orc or a vampire? :evil:

Tyrr is in shock! But will put up a post soon.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 01, 2010, 03:59:46 AM
I haven't seen Lyth on IRC either of late.

If my memory serves me correctly, I believe Lyth was going on holidays or was having computer issues or was unwell ... or maybe all three.

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on April 02, 2010, 12:13:06 AM
Ok, Grallen.  I'll try to get a post up over the Easter break at some point.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 02, 2010, 07:33:47 AM
Again, I'm not sure what Lili would do now, with grallen heading for Gres...

Anyway, I'm away till next Tuesday or Wednesday. I'll try to get a post up. If it is necessary, please puppet Lili a little bit, you know her by now. I don't think she would trust grallen yet, despite her efforts to free her. So she would not go and try to protect her in any case.

Have some nice Easter days!

Talia


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 07, 2010, 04:25:59 AM
Over to you, Dru. :)

You can post those two guards you created earlier, taking us further.  I just wanted to have them arrive so that we made progress down the tunnel.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 09, 2010, 01:35:00 AM
Sorry for the slight puppeting of you Garret, Tharoc, Lyth and Orly, but I assumed that if we do not get going there will be no need for us to rescue Lili as she and Grallen would have done it already, however I really do not think Eric is going to let Lili off the ship, since he now paid for her and she is now his, and he has a debt to pay.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 09, 2010, 04:36:05 AM
Not a problem at all from my perspective, Damien. Actually, thank you for that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 09, 2010, 05:38:13 PM
sorry if that posts a little incoherent, i tried to close down the point of view and i'm not sure if it works. Damien, feel free to have Tyrr and Gres react to that however you like, and to pm if you've questions. internet works fine here, i dunno what dad was on about. :rolleyes:
@Talia: as Damien said, it looks like Eric is determined to keep you from running off. i'd suggest you try and stall him before he sets the monkey on you. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 11, 2010, 10:28:08 PM
Sorry I was longer away than I thought, but holidays always means a busy time with the family around.

I'll try to get a post for Lili down tonight. I don't know, why she should not just jump from the deck... I'll see what I'll do with Eric..


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 11, 2010, 11:33:59 PM
*shakes head sadly*

I just can't help but wonder where some peoples priorities lay sometimes.  Visiting loved ones, cooking for grandchildren... pfft.   Writing silly posts for complete strangers should come first!!

*has no idea why he's single*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on April 12, 2010, 01:15:10 AM
Well, maybe Lili could contemplate making a break for it, via the gangplank, but when she looks at it she sees that there are several crew members guarding it?  Or perhaps she could have a sense of guilt at leaving Grallen behind?  Just ideas...

I look forwards to reading what you come up with!   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 14, 2010, 12:09:32 AM
Tharoc, did you disappear?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 14, 2010, 03:27:51 AM
My friends, I see you've created a proper brawl while I wasn't looking. Splendid!

Well, I'm back, and glad about it, and ready to join in again. Please bear with me, though, while I readjust - I might be a bit slow at the beginning.

Anyway, I won't post before someone tells me I can - I don't want to mess with any plans that might have been made regarding Grallen's fight with Gres & Tyrr.

Talia: Thanks so much for looking after Lili and Kassandra. You've written really beautiful posts. You play a marvellous gossiper bird, do you know that?   :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 14, 2010, 03:32:44 AM
Back a couple days early, no?  Glad to have you though. :)

How did the Thesis go?  I know you won't have been graded yet, but how do you think you did?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 14, 2010, 03:50:24 AM
Yes, I'm back a wee bit earlier than expected. The thesis is printed and bound, and I hope to submit it tomorrow.

To be honest, I think my thesis is abominable. Apparently, many people in my situation do. You see, during the last six months before submission, the job of the PhD student is to go through the text page by page, table by table, line by line, looking for mistakes. By the end you've found six times as many weaknesses as you have time and energy to rectify, and so you can't imagine how this humbug of a thesis could possibly induce any examiner to give you a degree.  :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 14, 2010, 04:44:53 AM
Welcome back Lili and I am sure your thesis will get a great mark.

Actually there are or were two brawls going, one aboard the Runner and the ohter between Tharoc and Damien.

Talia is there any chance you can take over Lori's gang. I feel I am not doing justice to them.

If Lyth does not come back, can we puppet her, Alt?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 14, 2010, 04:55:49 AM
Puppet Lyth out of the action.  Not sure when/if Lyth will be able to return. :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 14, 2010, 05:45:56 AM
Lili,

I'm sure it won't be as bad as you think it is. When dad was at that stage with his, because mum and I were fairly heavily involved in some of the production of it (I had to do the referencing throughout it and mum generally did proof reading) he sent it to my sister for her to proof read (she is a journalist and was well trained in such things) as he wanted a fresh set of eyes to look over it ... and who better than someone trained to proof things?

Anyway, it all worked out well ... apart from the lecturer who pulled it up on every single reference thing and a couple of other similar issues ... and on review of it all against the referencing style guide, we were correct and she was wrong. ha di ha di ha ha.

Anyway, great work on getting it finished ahead of your deadline! How long until you hear back on it? What's the next stage in your process.

From dad's thesis, I know the waiting for marking etc was the really painful part of the process. :D

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 14, 2010, 06:12:25 PM
welcome back Lili!
i don't think we had any plans on the boat - or if we do i dunno about them.  ;) so please go ahead and post - i didn't want to post till somebody else has, in any case.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 15, 2010, 12:51:25 PM
Grallen, Tyrr is all yours to whatever you want with.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 16, 2010, 05:15:10 AM
Thanks for your warmth and encouragement, my friends. I've submitted the &$£?*@ thesis. Since you ask, Orly: the next step is the so-called 'viva', an oral examination, otherwise also known as 'defending the thesis' (no daggers or orcen armies allowed, I was given to understand). I haven't got a date yet, though, and it can take months before the viva takes place. Meanwhile I've got a job, and am not in a hurry.

On more life-threatening business: I'm tempted to interfere in Grallen and Tyrr's fight. Any objections, Damien? I can post tomorrow if I get the go-ahead, or else will wait 'til the weekend.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 16, 2010, 06:51:41 AM
Damien, I'm not sure, when or how the little thieves could intervene. Especially how they would move on deck. I think you handled them fine so far :) 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 16, 2010, 07:10:57 PM
no objections on my part, Lili. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 16, 2010, 07:12:57 PM
Thanks Grallen, I know.  :)  I'll wait for Damien's opinion.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 16, 2010, 07:48:56 PM
Alt, feel free to bring us to the boss in your post. I didn't give you a chance to interject since I figured you wanted to move us quickly from the thugs to the boss so we could get things moving, hope that's okay.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 17, 2010, 04:55:05 AM
Tyrr is all yours ladies, then you have to just get past Eric. Eric, I do not envy you with these two :evil:

I buried my best friend yesterday, her name was Betsy, and she was the best dog anyone could have asked for. I do not know when I will post, please puppet me as you wish.  I miss her so much. :cry:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 18, 2010, 05:55:34 AM
I'm sorry to hear that, Damien. Big hug!  :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 19, 2010, 06:04:23 PM
Lili, I remember the 'defending the thesis' stage from my father's Doctorate. I trust yours goes well for you.

I puppeted Lyth a bit. (she was the elven lady I mentioned) hope that was alright.

If you need some help in working with the gang kids, I'm happy to help there. Even though I'm relatively new here, I do have experience with such things in my other club.

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 19, 2010, 11:51:23 PM
Damien, you've my deepest sympathies, it's horrible when a pet like that dies.
hope you feel better soon. :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 20, 2010, 01:04:34 AM
I liked that post, Grallen!

May I suggest that this would be the moment for the rescuers to make themselves noticed on or near the ship? For I don't think Lili and Grallen have long before two dozen pirates force them to scrub the deck, or worse.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on April 20, 2010, 01:11:00 AM
Thank you all for your sympathies.

Grallen, great post. Tyrr will be confused because he knew he was next to die.

Orly, thank you for keeping the street gang going. I wonder where Tharoc wandered off to? Probably riding his Harley-Warg, with the wind blowing across his green bald head. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 22, 2010, 03:59:05 AM
I hope that the little puppeting I did is ok. I just thought it was time to rescue Lili.

If anyone has any problems with my post please say so and I will edit it, thank you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 22, 2010, 05:21:46 AM
Thanks for driving the story forward, Damien. I think it's great how the two plot lines are approaching their respective dramatic climaxes at the same time.

There's one thing I would like to say, however: it's nighttime; it's dark! I think some recent posts in the "Rescue" plot line didn't reflect that so well, my own included (Lili saw Grallen's wounds more clearly than was realistic, I think).

So, for example: how does Slinky recognize Grallen as an orc - from a distance and in the dark, in the chaos of a fight, and all? And how can he be sure that the woman who just came on deck is Lili, whom he has never seen and whom he knows from vague description at best, and who, for all Slinky knows, is a prisoner and thence not exactly expected to be out and about?

Anyway, I don't think we should necessarily go back and change posts, but maybe we could play the 'Great Escape' in a dark, night-time-sea-foggy, shadow-haunted, eye-bogglingly chaotic atmosphere, flickering torchlights and all? What do you think?

In any case, I think the rescuers should feel free to post the invasion of the ship without further ado. I don't need to post before that happens, and will wait.

Tharoc has been very active on the dev board lately. If I catch him there, I'll give him a nudge.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 22, 2010, 12:58:10 PM
Lili, as I was writing my post and looking over the others I was asking myself the same questions and all I could come up with that satisfied me, somewhat, was that the ship had lit lanterns. However as far as Slinky is concerned about knowing if it was Lili or not, he had been there quite awhile and had overheard conversations, besides what other blonde haired woman would be on the deck of a ship with knives in her hands and who says he saw Grallen and her and the fight from a distance? He could have hiding pretty close, the crew's attention was on the fight, not on anyone who may have snuck aboard their ship....but all of this is just supposition and that is what I used to move the story forward.

Sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 23, 2010, 04:50:34 PM
Drustai, Altario - I'm so often surprised at the turn your RPG takes. I'm going with Altario to the boss, think it is very well in character, that he introduces him in the way, he did - but don't see any problem yet. And then you write your post, Drustai, and you give it a totally different turn , show me the problem you now have with Altario blazoning out his name... just great!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 23, 2010, 05:09:23 PM
Thanks Talia!

:)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2010, 12:29:35 AM
It's all Dru.  I'm just poking around in my own inane way and she takes it to a new level. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2010, 04:36:17 AM
*Clomps on, stage right, rubbing his ribs where Lili recently jabbed him with a sharp stick*

Er, sorry guys. Ah got misel' all wrapped up o'er on't Dev side. Ah'll jus' tek th'rest o' th'neet t'read frew wot yer've writted, an' ah'l mek a pos' termorrer neet, if'n tha's awreet wi' thee?

(Btw, Mr Capher, I haven't been riding my Wargley-Davidson. It's chained to the wall behind the house at the moment, awaiting the 7th of May when it gets it's 20,000 mile service (Gah, £300) and a brand spanking new front wheel (Gaaah!! £500) so  :fish: to you  :P )

EDIT:  Right, I've caught up with what's occuring dockside. I just need to have a quick chat with Damien before posting.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 24, 2010, 05:44:27 AM
*Leaves a plate of cookies and slyggs out for the big green man.*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 24, 2010, 06:09:36 AM
It's all Dru.  I'm just poking around in my own inane way and she takes it to a new level.

Fiddlesticks, Altario. Drustai's and your co-operation is a masterclass in duet storytelling. It's fantastic how you both keep the reader guessing about what's going to happen next. Your storyline has shown me possibilities of roleplaying that I hadn't considered before.

Damien: everything you say makes good sense.  :heart:  In any case, Orly's post has already deftly conjured up the darkness as well as the lights on the ship, so everything's in place for an atmospheric rumble.  :)

Good to have you back here, Tharoc!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 24, 2010, 06:15:13 AM
*slips in to emphatically agree with Lili on the amazing Altario-Drustai team, whilst sidling up to the slyggs, pocketing a handful, and running.*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2010, 06:15:28 AM
I'm not speaking to you until you put the pointy stick away.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2010, 06:18:36 AM
*In the blink of an eye, an Ashz-oc throwing dagger leaves the hand of the big orc and tears a slash of glinting steel across the room towards the disappearing shape of Grallen. Moments later she finds herself pinned to the door by her ragged collar*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 24, 2010, 06:20:41 AM
*pouts sulkily.*
"aww, c'mon, i need something to take the taste of human away..."


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2010, 06:26:08 AM
*Clomping across to the short-arsed orcess, Tharoc holds the palm of one hand in front of her, waving the fingertips back and forth*

Give.

And stop pouting, you're dripping blood all over mi boots.

*Reaching into the deepest recesses of a breeches pocket, he produces a string of multi-hued stone beads*

Oooh, look Grallen. Pretty things. Shiny things! *He twirls the beads, allowing sunlight to dance across their faceted edges, casting rainbows of colour across her sulky face*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 24, 2010, 06:37:10 AM
think they'd look better on you, mate.

*Grallen smiles, or maybe just shows all her teeth.*

say please. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2010, 06:46:16 AM
*Peering at Grallen over the top of his closer-upper lenses, Tharoc decides he's tired of playing her silly game. It is the work of but a few blinks before she is pinned spreadeagled to the door by a small forest of throwing daggers. The big orc smiles down at her and kicks the door shut with a muddy boot*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on April 24, 2010, 06:50:50 AM
Grallen swears. on the other hand, when she gets free, she will have lots of new knives.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2010, 06:58:46 AM
*wonders what that says about his story when there is more RP in the OOC thread than in the RP thread* :shocked:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 24, 2010, 06:59:59 AM
Can't you orcs act with civility for once in your life?

Altario, explain to me why we keep these disgusting things around.

*peers*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2010, 07:03:05 AM
Quote
Altario, explain to me why we keep these disgusting things around.

Every Star Trek episode needed Red Shirts for certain... tasks that the stars couldn't perform.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 24, 2010, 07:04:01 AM
We are being civil, Dru. You should see us when we're really p'd off!

Alt, it tells you that we're so fired up with inspiration from your masterful story-crafting that we can't stop rp'ing!

Either that or we're waiting for the Mists of Altario to clear before we go back in the room.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 24, 2010, 07:05:25 AM
Well I do hope these tasks come up soon. The smell is getting unbearable.


*looks at the orc as it speaks*

Exactly my point.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 24, 2010, 07:50:45 AM
Quote
Reaching into the deepest recesses of a breeches pocket, he produces a string of multi-hued stone beads

Wow ... Tharoc's still into Mir'balls ... but leaving that to one side for the time being ...

Quote
so everything's in place for an atmospheric rumble.

Why do I have the feeling that we should all be breaking up into 5 groups and singing the Tonight Quintet from West Side Story?

EDIT:
Well, here it is ... hope no one minds :D

Tharoc
Tharoc's gonna have his way ... tonight

Eric
My crew is gonna make those two pay ... tonight

Streetkids
That fat kid there grumbles ...

Orly
I'm not a kid ...
But I want to help out ... just don't make me get fit

Garret/Damien
We've gotta go and rescue Lili ... tonight

Lili/Grallen
We'll make those pirates bleed ... tonight

Streetkids and Orly
We said we'll help Lori and use our tricks
And if there is a rumble, we're ready to mix ...

All
We're gonna rock it tonight
We're gonna jazz it up and have us a ball
They're gonna get it tonight

Streetkids/Orly
They larger they are, the harder they'll fall

Casandra
Tonight!

Pirates
Well they began it!

Everyone else
Well they began it!

All
And we're the ones to stop 'em once and for all ...

Casandra
Tonight!

Lori
Lori has to have a sleep ...

Casandra
Tonight.

Ana'Mirl
Watched over by Ana'Mirl ...

Casandra
Tonight.

Lori/Ana'Mirl
I hope that they find Lili, unhurt
I'm waiting for them to come back,
And pray that no one gets hurt ...

Casandra
Tonight!

Altario
Tonight Tonight
Is not just any night
Tonight I'm looking for my daughter!
Tonight Tonight,
I'm looking for answers tonight
Answers that'll return me to the northern water!
Today
I travelled through this city
To find this magic user
And soon all will be right
So moon, shine bright,
and make this endless day, endless night!

Damien (to Tharoc)
Orc, I'm counting on you to be there

Casandra
Tonight

Garret
When we rescue Lili, fair and square

Casandra
Tonight

Damien
Though I don't trust you ... much at all
Garret vouches for you ... and he's on the ball

Cassandra
Tonight!

Damien
So I can count on you orc?

Tharoc
Alright

Garret
We're gonna have us a ball

Tharoc
ALRIGHT!

Damien
We'll see you down on the docks

Cassandra
ALRIGHT!

Tharoc
I'll make em sink like they're rocks!

Cassandra
Tonight!

(From now until the end, all the individuals sing at the same time)

Pirates with Eric/Street kids with Orly
We're gonna rock it tonight!
They're gonna get it tonight,
They began it,
They began it,
The began it.
We'll stop 'em once and for all.
We are gonna have our way,
We are gonna have our day,
We're gonna rock it tonight.

Damien/Garret/Tharoc
We're gonna jazz it tonight!
Tonight!
They began it,
And we're the ones to stop 'em once and for all!
We are gonna have our way,
We are gonna have our dayday.
We're gonna rock it tonight.

Grallen/Lili
We're gonna mix it tonight.
We're gonna have our day,
We're gonna have our day,
Grallen's/Lili's gonna have her way
Tonight, tonight,
Tonight, this very night,
We're gonna rock it tonight!

Ana'Mirl
Lori's gonna have to stay
Tonight, tonight,
Tonight, this very night,
Lori's gonna sleep here tonight!

Drustai
Tonight, tonight,
We'll see the boss tonight.
And we'll see what we can find out

Drustai/Altario
About his/my daughter's location
And whether sea or land transportation
Will be needed to find whether she's alright!
So moon, shine bright,
and make this endless day, endless night!

All
TONIGHT!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 24, 2010, 09:14:39 AM
*Peering at Grallen over the top of his closer-upper lenses, Tharoc decides he's tired of playing her silly game. It is the work of but a few blinks before she is pinned spreadeagled to the door by a small forest of throwing daggers. The big orc smiles down at her and kicks the door shut with a muddy boot*

So it was Tharoc about whom the song entitled 'Was it you' was written!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2010, 01:34:32 PM
Dru, if it makes it easier, you can play out the entire scene instead of us posting back and forth, but I leave it to you. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 24, 2010, 03:39:23 PM
Altario, Jarmis isn't the boss' name. Jarmis is a name I came up for some other thug that happens to have more sense in him than these others. He hasn't appeared on screen at all.

There's:

The Boss
Jarmis
Borre
Reugan



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2010, 03:40:20 PM
Ok, I'll edit it.  I misunderstood your post then.  :)

EDIT: EDITED


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 24, 2010, 06:06:13 PM
Another fine post, Altario.

There are still two stray Jarmisses among the Shyreks, unless I am misunderstanding something:

Quote
If Jarmis had to guess, Drustai was holding information from the Remusian.  She obviously didn't want him hearing what was about to be said.  And that, thought Jarmis smugly, gave him a lot of power.



Orly: Thanks for putting Lori into the song. I miss her, and wish she was part of the action in the harbour. I must speak to Ana about her overprotectiveness.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 24, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
Ah, so I did.  In my defence, it was 12:45 AM when I edited.  I was prolly asleep by 1 AM.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 25, 2010, 06:21:23 AM
I've got my next post ready, but for some reason whenever I try posting it my pc locks up and tells me IE encountered an error. I'll keep trying.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 25, 2010, 08:11:06 AM
First, Alt and Dru your RP duet is fantastic, just like Talia and the others have said.

Second, Tharoc and Grallen you make me laugh out of character and in character.

Third, West side story, one of a few musicals I have watched and liked. I like the way you put the take on it using our characters Orly.

Fourth, I love you guys, even you two offsprings of a frog. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 26, 2010, 11:30:52 PM
1 Yes, I enjoyed your efforts as well, Alt and Dru.

2 The orcs are good fun, aren't they?

3 I was a shark in West Side Story ... by the name of Moose. It was great fun

4 As you can probably tell with Orly, I love playing the clown/fool. :D Let me know if its too much.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 26, 2010, 11:40:38 PM
Group hug! :hug:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 27, 2010, 01:10:29 AM
Nope, all ready had a group hug from you big fella, and it did not feel nice. ;)

How about just a shake of hands? :)

Orly, if only you had received my pm before you posted that last post of yours. Even as I chuckled, I also saw Damien's plan go right up in smoke. I am afraid, with the admin's permission of course, that you are going to have to edit or even delete that entire post and until it is done we cannot go forward...sorry pal.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 27, 2010, 02:39:14 AM
But Orly's post was brilliant! Can't we adapt Damien's plan instead? It would be a shame to delete such a fine piece of writing. And if I understand your plan right, Damien (and I got your PM, thanks), some elements of it could still work. The pirates are not all going to desert their posts just because of a little splash, even though it does take the advantage of surprise away from the rescuers, of course. With Orly's post, the whole operation is just going to be even more chaotic than it was going to be anyway. But I'm not sure that's a bad thing.

Apart from that, Orly had a hard time early on when he came into this complicated story, and had to delete a post then already. He's now brilliantly found his place in the plot. I vote we let his post stand and write the story around it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 27, 2010, 02:58:40 AM
PS: An afterthought to reinforce my point from above: as far as I can see, Orly's post doesn't contain anything that jeopardizes Destiny's main plotline, nothing that is inconsistent with other posts, and nothing that is 'out of style' for the story. His character has done something unexpected - but that happens all the time in this game, and indeed is a large part of the fun. His post is good roleplaying, and if it forces others to accomplish the rescue in a slightly different way than they had imagined, then we should see that as an opportunity and inspiration, rather than as a spoiling of plans. I think, anyway.

So I think we others should accommodate our plans.

By the way, Orly - your post really did make me laugh out loud!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 27, 2010, 03:14:13 AM
I didn't get a PM for any plan, though since I'm not there I don't need one, so I'm not sure what Damien had planned.  However, I agree with Lili that the unexpected happens.  "The Best Laid Plans" and so forth.

So, not knowing what was in Damiens head, I'll ask if the problem here was the loss of the element of surprise?  If so, then like Lili, I think that sailors wouldn't necessarily be alerted by a small splash in a harbour setting.  Perhaps a slight modification of Orly's post, that the last line be ammended so that there are no jeering crowds watching.  Maybe just the kids who saw him falling in.

Sound like a compromise?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 27, 2010, 06:11:08 AM
I only got a PM from Damien asking me if I was having fun. It also said something about a pre arranged signal*. From what I could tell, there was nothing in the majority of what I posted that prevented that from happening.

Was that the plan? If so, it wasn't very clear to me. Maybe next time say something like, 'here's the plan ... There is going to be a prearranged signal of this* and after that we'll be going onto the ship ... please don't post until after I've made that post.' Sometimes I am thick like that. :)

*NB The pre-arranged signal was mentioned in the PM from Damien ... I wasn't sure how many people knew what it was, so I've left that vague

I am no better at reading minds than anyone else in this game ... as much as I might wish it was otherwise, I am not the fully Betazoid brother of Deanna Troi :)

The exciting (and sometimes annoying) parts of writing these stories with others who have their own ideas about what's going on and how to achieve them (without knowing the behind the scenes stuff) is that people sometimes attempt things that are unexpected and that you as the GM/Mod wouldn't have thought of in a thousand years ... where it is totally at odds with the established character or the location or the plot, I too have voided posts (as we can't delete posts over where I GM online) ... although that was after I did my best to accomodate what the person wanted to do. In this case ... I could really imagine Orly doing just that stuff I described. If I had, for example stated that Orly picked up a bunch of throwing stars or something like that, pulled a rope out of thin air and swung across to the ship shouting out a loud warcry, I can see that would be out of character for him and would need deletion. If I declared that he was suddenly in Ximax and he ran to a mage and asked them to save Lili etc ... that would break the story and would need to be deleted.

Were there specific issues in my post, Damien? Are there parts of it that can be kept? Either let me know here, or via PM.

I have things to do today ... I'll be gone in a couple of hours, and will be gone for about 4 hours or so. So ... if we can't get this sorted by then, it'll have to wait until after I get home again.

Edit: I've made a couple of changes to that post ...
- I made it so that Orly was a lot quieter ... and that he spoke softly.
- I took out 'loud' splash.
- I made it that it was only the kids that paid any attention to it, but that their concern over Lili made them return to the task at hand.
- I had him take himself off and hide in shadows ... where he'll be waiting for the signal.
- He's feeling rather embarassed.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 27, 2010, 01:50:15 PM
Orly please forgive me. Sometimes I am as thick headed as Tharoc and do not see the whole picture. It took Lili and yourself and Altario to help me really see what your post was and that it really did not mess up the story. Yes, it may have caused Damien's plan of surprise to be gone, but if I would have throught through your post and realized that it could have been used to actually start the attack then there would have been no need for you to change your post at all.

Saying that however was too late as you already changed it and it is still funny and brilliantly written. It has so many consequences to the other characters, especially Tharoc, since he is afraid of water I could not imagine his reaction to your falling into the water. Nor Damien's or Garret or Lyth or even Shadowfoot.

I apologize once again Orly. I only hope my stupidity has not damaged any friendship we may have now and in the future.

I am the one who should be and is ashamed.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on April 27, 2010, 02:16:25 PM
No harm done at all, Damien, and no damage to our friendship. And there is no need to be ashamed either. I know what its like to have a post planned and written for a storyand when you go to post it, someone else has done something that was unexpected and its like ... what? but? we weren't meant to do that! I'm able to seperate the IC rping side of things from the OOC side of things. For example, over in my Star Trek group, there's a guy whose characters and mine clash all the time ... regardless of the ship, regardless of the story, regardless of our positions, they clash. But he and I are pretty good mates outside of the stories ... to the extent that he writes references for me and I write references for him for various things around the club, and he's normally one of the first I try to get on stories with me, and he makes space for me on his stories :)

The points made about the jeering sailors were good ones, and removing them from the post didn't impact negatively on the post, in my opinion. In some ways, it would make more sense that those sailors would have been more focused on Lili and Grallen, than a splash, anyway.

Loving the story and can't wait to see how the rescue attempt goes :D

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 27, 2010, 05:55:31 PM
Well, seems the confusion is solved? :)

Maybe we should speak about plans and how to follow them - or not, or to what a degree plans have to be followed another player has set up.

Basically, a plot, a general plan is needed for the whole story. The one the mods set up in the beginning. In our case that would be, that

 - Lili and Grallen are 'somehow' rescued from the ship.
 - Altario and Drustai are getting 'some' information which will have the effect, that Altario needs to travel further (if that is North again or in change of earlier plans Thalambath is not important)
- What happens  will partly give the founding reason of the group (why they will travel with Alt later)

Now, how should we handle the rest? Follow a plan someone has laid out or not necessarily and if yes, to what a degree?




Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 27, 2010, 06:04:22 PM
I would rather continue to let the RP flow without any need for OOC planning. We have a story that gives us the perfect opportunity for in-character planning right now. For the information Alt and Drustai want, they will have to perform a task in Thalambath (with the rest of the group). How we enter Thalambath is something we should debate in-character, because the characters will be needing to do that regardless of anything we say OOCly.

I believe the story is flowing in a very nice forward direction right now that we don't really need much in the way of OOC planning. Lili and Grallen will get rescued, then the group will reconvene at the inn, where they will finally meet up again with Altario (and now Drustai), the two of them who will call the group to order to plan the next stage.

After that, I'm assuming we'd start the next chapter + thread.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on April 27, 2010, 06:17:41 PM
Edit: How I dislike somebody else posting before I have finished my post ;) Somehow Drustai said in less words more than I did, I won't delete it though...


My three sans or how I saw the whole issue up till now:

Of course there has to be some planning on a smaller scale as well: e.g.

-  Garret, Damien, Orly and Tharoc will somehow try to rescue Lili
 - the gang of kids will be somehow involved

Please note, that I left it open, to which degree the rescue is necessary. Lili and grallen could have freed themselves with the others just helping them to escape on the dock maybe. The kids could play an important role, maybe even be the key to the rescue, but could be some minor disturbance only as well.

Fights like those between Lili /grallen and the three men have of course be a bit planned, for there has to be quite a bit of puppeting take place, otherwise you would write three months on such a scene.

But, sorry Damien - but that's my view of the sight - the splash of Orly could have attracted the sailors and it is nothing wrong with the plan of surprising the sailors going down the drain. That could have been the diversion Lili and grallen might have needed to escape on another part of the ship e.g. , the sign for the kids to enter the ship, any strange thing could have happened after this.

I think a lot of surprise and fun comes out out of unexpected changes to the story (in a small scale) . I generally build my posts on what is already there, try to write around what I find. Of course, it happened, that I could not write down an idea, because I had waited with posting too long. And had to rethink. Or, if I see another player online and have to fear, that he post before me (and renders my work senseless), I PM him and ask, to let me post first.

I know, this is a difficult thing. A frame for a day is necessary. (We need to go to the library and come back in the evening in the Heart). But if somebody has a good idea, changes should be possible.

Maybe we should better talk about those 'frames' and leave the filling of those frames open to the ideas of the players.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 27, 2010, 06:59:53 PM
Have to agree about the 'unexpected surprises' thing. It happens, and makes the RP more interesting. And sometimes, more deadly (I personally don't believe RP should be all roses where everything always goes right for the heroes. Sometimes things go ass-backwards, and even sometimes, that might result in a character death (which doesn't happen enough on Santharia I think. But I'm an extremist  :grin:)'.

It's happened a few times between me and Altario already. I seriously doubt he had been expecting me to actually attack him. And then his blurting out his name to the boss totally screwed me up. And it's just made things more interesting. :)

Story should change to fit the actions of the characters, rather than the actions of the characters changing to fit the needs of the story, in my opinion.


Anyway, @Altario: I figured actually RPing the back and forth dialogue between Shyrec and Drustai would be more interesting than me simply writing it all out myself (especially as I don't know what Shyrec is planning, you do).

I did leave the opportunity for you to get Altario some RP though. As Dru's thoughts suggested, now would be a very good time for Shyrec to send someone to meet privately with Altario. If you'd like, I can RP the NPC in that situation, so we'd have the following:

You (playing Shyrec) interacting with Drustai
Me (playing a NPC, possibly the so-far off-screen Jarmis) interacting with Altario

If you'd like. Otherwise we could just keep it to the first.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 27, 2010, 10:25:32 PM
Well, if everyone else is gonna post their two sans, you know I'm not gonna let an opportunity pass for me to pontificate. :P

I have always tried to have stories fairly open.  If the story is too planned, too rigid, that in essence you all stop being your own characters and only become extentions of my own writing.  Of course, a general framework is needed, but the more I leave open for each of you to RP your character, the more fun you will have.  You created the character, and for the most part, you will know best how they will react to the different situations I place you in.  (Sometimes everyone plays against character, but it is more prevalent in newbies and becomes less so with more experience)

If I plan too much detail what each of you can do, then where does your creativity come in to play?  You will feel boxed in, too stifled.  I don't want you thinking you are nothing more than an actor following a script line for line.  You are co-writers of this great adventure.  As a mod, I do need to rein you in at times, in order to not let the story get too far afield, but just like in life, I feel I must be ready to react and compromise to any situation change.  If it is you reacting in a way I didn't expect, then my character wouldn't expect it either.  There are limits, such as a player introducing a situation or a new NPC, where I might have to ask for a post change, but most times I try to simply go with the flow and write as best I can how my character would react.

In my story outline, there are scenes which are now skipped because of the dynamic of the group changed.  On the other hand, new scenes are added because of our players.  I want to get from point A to point B.  How we get there I drew up a basic plan, but there are a myriad of possibilities, depending on how we react.

As Dru said, I didn't expect her to toss me around like a rag doll.  But, it was true to her character and so I let the stuffing be knocked out of him. Nevertheless, we have now ended up where we were supposed to, with the crime boss.  Now, I've screwed up her plans (:P) and she needs to steer us back to where we need to go, even if it isn't exactly as she had envisioned.

*Steps off soapbox, which is really beginning to show some wear*  Thank you and good night.  Morning.  Whatever.



Alright, Dru.  I think that makes sense, I'll be Shyrec and you can bring a new NPC to interrogate Altario.  Allows me a chance to give Shyrec his nickname.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 28, 2010, 02:42:23 AM
Ok, I posted. I eagerly await to read what you all come up with. The rescue has started!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 28, 2010, 03:13:28 AM
Dru said:
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Story should change to fit the actions of the characters, rather than the actions of the characters changing to fit the needs of the story, in my opinion.

Exactly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 29, 2010, 05:04:12 AM
Dru and Alt your storyline has me rivited! Like I was reading an excelllent novel and could not put it down awaiting the next page. Your writing, descriptions, actions, feelings are exquistely written and fit like a glove to your characters and the scene.

I feel like a child writing his first paper.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on April 29, 2010, 05:15:29 AM
I agree Damien.

Depressing, isn't it?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 29, 2010, 06:01:26 AM
Damien, my friend,

Did you ask Eric whether you could puppet his sailors like that? I seem to remember that he gave permission to use the odd pirate as an NPC, but I’m not sure he wanted his whole crew taken over.

We have an incredible luxury in this story: a guest player who has come in specifically to play a “bad guy”: a powerful adversary who threatens to destroy our group’s plans. And what’s more, this adversary has a whole crew of fearsome pirates at his disposal. Yet in your post, these fearsome pirates seem a pretty pathetic bunch!

Let's give Eric a chance to play his fearsome pirates. Let him show us what they can do! Let’s not make it too easy for our characters. (And even if we others puppet the pirates occasionally ourselves, let's not make them run away from the first apple that hits them.)

Damien, you’re already manipulating twenty children. That’s a lot of NPCs. You don’t need to play the pirates also. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is grateful for your work in bringing this story forward. But please leave some work for the others, my friend.

I think in posting, sometimes less is more.

Lili  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on April 29, 2010, 07:31:23 AM
Dru and Alt your storyline has me rivited! Like I was reading an excelllent novel and could not put it down awaiting the next page. Your writing, descriptions, actions, feelings are exquistely written and fit like a glove to your characters and the scene.

I feel like a child writing his first paper.

Thank you for the compliments, Damien!

We were coordinating over PMs and Messengers yesterday, so we could make it flow smoother. Glad you liked it. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on April 30, 2010, 12:14:09 AM
Again Lili you are correct...I should just stop writing NPC's and just concentrate on my character.

@Eric, I thought I did send you a PM but in case I did not I am sorry my friend and I will edit my post accordingly.

Lili, I edited my post and perhaps you should look over yours to make sure they jive. I am sorry if you have to edit it, but Eric and his crew, like you stated, should not have reacted the way I made them react and we should let Eric play his own character and men.

Again Eric, and everyone else... I am awfully sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on April 30, 2010, 05:57:54 AM
Thanks, Damien! And don't feel bad, my friend. I know you had the best intentions. Let's enjoy the story. :heart:

Your post reads really well now, I think. I made two very slight adjustments to mine, making it clear that Lili's way to the railing is, at present, barred.

More predicaments, more fun!  :azn:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 01, 2010, 05:54:46 AM
Just so's you all know, Orly is away for a few days and, seeing as he and Tharoc are stuck dockside while you lot kick some butt onboard, he has agreed to let me puppet him. It will only be for one or two posts, and nothing drastic will happen to him, but I just wanted to get him and Thar involved in the rescue somehow.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on May 01, 2010, 11:30:52 PM
Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been active here recently.  Seems things have kicked off!

I want to get a post up this weekend, detailing Eric's reaction to the bombardment.  I'll also get a few men to block Lili's overly optimistic escape attempt! :P

As for puppeting the pirates, I think it'd be nice if the players could post some fight scenes here, and use the pirates as they see fit.  Have some fun with them, but don't make it too easy for your own character is what I'd suggest.  The exceptions to that would be Eric and Landy.  :)

Hope that fits in with everybody elses thoughts.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 02, 2010, 02:16:46 AM
Tharoc your conversation between you and Orly made me laugh out loud. Good job!

Thanks Eric for the information.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on May 02, 2010, 04:51:31 AM
Thanks Damien. I hope I have kept Orly 'in character'.

Eric, it's very gracious of you to offer your crew for puppeting duty!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on May 03, 2010, 06:27:27 AM
Time for the cavalry to arrive, I think!  Just make sure you don't slip on the gang-plank, Tharoc!   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on May 03, 2010, 04:01:04 PM
You very much kept Orly in character, Tharoc.

Thanks for your work with that.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 06, 2010, 06:58:53 AM
Sorry, I know my post stinks, but I am really not feeling well and my writing seems to have taken a vacation.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on May 06, 2010, 02:04:59 PM
I hope I did justice to Tharoc. I know I didn't do his accent reet ... and am happy to make any changes he or anyone else would like made ... the whole kraken thing was something he and I have discussed, including my rather ... undignified and fishy entry onto the ship.

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 06, 2010, 02:07:28 PM
Looks good to me.  And most time I don't think Tharoc has Tharoc's accent down right. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 08, 2010, 05:24:04 AM
Tharoc is gone?  Sorry, still not feeling well.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on May 08, 2010, 05:29:42 AM
Tharoc is ill, he has shingles.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 08, 2010, 06:58:10 AM
Oh, that hurts!

Get well soon, Tharoc.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on May 09, 2010, 12:53:17 AM
Tharoc my friend get well soon.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on May 10, 2010, 01:27:35 AM
poor Tharoc and Damien. both feel better soon please. :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 10, 2010, 01:36:06 AM
Forgive me, Dru, but I changed staircase to a ladder.  I felt it more apropriate for a hidden sewer lair.  Plus, your post made it seem as though you hadn't actually seen it before. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on May 10, 2010, 01:41:55 AM
Well I figured there would be multiple levels of the sewer. As in we're on the level 2, take the staircase up to level 1, follow that a bit, and then come to a ladder the leads up to the top.

Ladder works fine though, Dru will just notice that she was wrong that they had been going the right way, but ended up getting to a good exit anyway. Just not the one she thought they were headed towards.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on May 11, 2010, 05:16:55 AM
A dumb question perhaps ... but did Lili/Grallen kill someone below decks before the made their way up to the deck?

I'll make my post, assuming they did, but if they didn't, I'm happy to change it.

Edit: And post made.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 11, 2010, 05:50:41 AM
I liked it Orly.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 11, 2010, 06:03:39 AM
Yep, Lili killed Quar below deck, and his body is still there. Reply #126! So it all fits.

Interestingly, she softly sang a song afterwards as well.

At any rate: atmospheric post, Orly! Well done! I'm curious where this will lead you, and indeed, us.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on May 11, 2010, 07:02:22 PM
Yep, Lili killed Quar below deck, and his body is still there. Reply #126! So it all fits.

Interestingly, she softly sang a song afterwards as well.

At any rate: atmospheric post, Orly! Well done! I'm curious where this will lead you, and indeed, us.

To me! ^.^ The beginning of my post was a little awkward, sorry for that, but then I got into it :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on May 11, 2010, 07:06:53 PM
Welcome officially to the story, Toama! :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 11, 2010, 08:43:06 PM
Welcome to the story Toama. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 12, 2010, 12:06:20 AM
A welcome from my side also, Taoma! Not a Shendar sister, but a sandsister ... nearly as good!

A comment on a not important thing here, but generally:

Quote
She had travelled to Strata, acting as a caravan guard through the desert.

I Shendar don't need to hire anybody, there are enough willing to do so in the tribe, but you could have come along as paying guest :) You will not be able to guide through the Rahaz-Dath.

There is a small inconsistency in your post. Orly went down the hold, where Lili was held and Quar is still lying - you write at one point, that the hold is at the other end of the ship. Nothing major though, we will be off  this ship anyway soon.

I need to go and read your CD now!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on May 12, 2010, 01:27:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

Talia, fair enough. I was thinking western caravan, Shendar guides, Toama and one or two others who had already been part of the caravan guard before the Rahaz Dath. But if that doesn't work I'll change it to guest status, possibly her being guard before the desert and then deciding to travel onwards. Could make my first paragraph slightly less awkward.

I didn't mean to write that the hold is on the other side of the ship, sorry if it came over like that. I just meant to say that Toama was shackled in such a far-off corner of the hold that she could not see what was going on. I needed a reason for her not to cry out to Lilli when she sees her killing that guy, which I can only do by her not knowing what the heck is going on ;) But I'll clarify that by having some crates shield her off, since Eric wasn't supposed to know about the extra cargo ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on May 12, 2010, 10:10:25 PM
double post, sorry.

I hope my edit makes things a bit clearer :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 14, 2010, 05:21:10 AM
Welcome to Destiny, Toama!

I'd always pictured Lili to have been shackled in a small room, table bolted to the floor in the middle, a few chairs. If I remember right, the descriptions of the fight with Quar rather imply that the room is small. Lili would no doubt have found it handy to have some crates to hurl at her attacker, if they'd been there ...

Toama could  also have overheard quite a bit of fighting noise if the hold was next to the room where Lili was shackled. Ships might easily have more than one room under deck ...

But to be honest, I don't mind so much whether all past posts are exactly consistent with one another. Just for the near future: Toama, I don't know how closely you've followed this story in the last few months - but if you decide that you were  in the same room as Lili after all, be aware that there was quite a lot of conversation going on in that room even before the fight. So you might recognize voices later - Grallen, Eric, Tyrr ...

Anyway, I look forward to how this develops!  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 14, 2010, 05:29:20 AM
Toama was not in the same room.  She was in another area of the hold.  As you suggest, there are more than one room under the deck of the ship.  Eric was not aware of her presence.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 14, 2010, 06:06:26 AM
Yep, Alt, I think that's far more plausible.

I just wrote in because Toama mentioned seeing  Lili in her OOC post above.  Her IC post itself doesn't necessarily imply that she's seen Lili, and is perfectly consistent with the existence of two different rooms, as far as I can tell.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on May 18, 2010, 08:30:58 PM
That was a dreadful post by me, sorry about that ... but at least I finally got something out.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on May 19, 2010, 06:09:49 AM
So sorry for not posting of late.  A busy week at work, followed by a death in the family, has kept me too busy in RL.  Hopefully I'll have a post up tomorrow night at some point.   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 19, 2010, 07:17:54 AM
I am sorry to hear about your bereavement, Eric.   :heart:

Please take all the time you need.

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on May 20, 2010, 05:52:40 AM
Thank you, Lili.  I just posted a short piece, which should keep things flowing.   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 21, 2010, 06:45:34 AM
You know, it is amazing how the smartest people do the dumbest things.

I've been IQ tested in the range of 135 to 154, depending on the test.  Means I'm a smart guy right?

No.

I just finished writing a post.  Was all ready to hit the "Post" button, when I noticed how many crumbs were down underneath the keys on my keyboard.  Well, a person can't have that.  So, immediately I lifted the keyboard, turned it upside down and tapped in onto the desk.  Swept away all the crumbs, set the keyboard down and went to hit the "Post" button.  And whadya know?  The screen was blank!!

So here I sit, staring forlornly at the empty space where my post used to be.

I'm such a dumbass.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Fox on May 21, 2010, 07:01:24 AM
Try hitting Ctrl-Z to undo the deletion, if you didn't close the screen/hit the back button.


-Dru



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on May 21, 2010, 03:10:25 PM
 :grin:

You use firefox?

There is Lazarus (http://lazarus.interclue.com/)

F.A.Q. (http://lazarus.interclue.com/faq.html)

For the next time, when crumbs are accumulating under your keyboard...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 21, 2010, 03:14:01 PM
Oh, I have Firefox, but not for Altario.  Firefox is for my secret identities.  Altario is pure IE.  And I'm too stubborn to change.  So, I'll sit here and pout and in a day or two, I'll rewrite.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on May 21, 2010, 03:32:22 PM
Hey guys, I'm off on a long hiking weekend in Germany, so my post will be delayed until after the weekend :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 26, 2010, 05:01:39 AM
I've been cheeky in my last post ... Eric, I think it's only fair that you have a free hit! That is to say, if one of your pirates attacks now, you can assume that he'll be able to hit Lili before she can parry. Just give me freedom to decide the damage, please!

...

Also, I wonder whether we need a plan. Realistically, the rescue party still have no chance against the crew of pirates. Altario and Dru, do you want to be drawn in? Kassandra has just shouted a phrase that Altario may remember from Chapter 1, Part Two (Reply #106)... Up to you!

...

One more question: are we puppeting Damien for the time being? I hope he'll be better soon!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 26, 2010, 05:14:24 AM
Damien gave permission for puppeting, so yeah, go ahead,.

Dru and Alt are gonna skip this one.  You seem to have it well in hand. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on May 26, 2010, 11:45:56 PM
Well, if we're absolutely needed, I'm sure we can manage it. I did suggest to Alt to bring us out by the docks just in-case. We had already planned on heading back to the inn but if the rescue party feels they'd rather have us come to help... /shrug

I think it'd take more than just Kassandra singing a rather hard-to-remember line though. Maybe flying off and chancing upon them? I dunno.

Only if Alt wants, however.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on May 27, 2010, 12:01:24 AM
Hi all, just dropped in to say I am recovering and hopefully will be back soon. How are you all doing? Miss you!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 27, 2010, 04:53:29 AM
Capher, get well soon. I look forward to having you join in again. I've just posted for Damien; I hope I've done his character justice. Let me know if I haven't.

Hopefully Eric will find that he has enough action to respond to now!

We had already planned on heading back to the inn but if the rescue party feels they'd rather have us come to help...
No, no, don't worry. You evidently had other plans for the evening. You two go and enjoy a nice cosy night together in your inn, while we others risk life and limb on a pirate ship.  :rolleyes:

But I do think we need a plan. If I was Eric, I would wonder how the rescue party expect to wrestle even so much as a mouse from my two dozen bloodthirsty pirates.

As a non-moderator, it's sometimes difficult to make plans beyond a post or three, because one doesn't want to cross any secret plans. (And the secret plans are the salt of the story! I loved how Toama suddenly appeared!) But if I'm right in thinking that there is no further plan, then could I allow myself to develop a few ideas about how to get everyone who doesn't belong there off the ship? (And how some of us may even survive the experience!)

In case that's okay: Shall I discuss ideas in this thread, or would people rather be surprised? In the latter case, I'd write a PM to Eric.

In any case, before anything decisive happens, I think we should give Toama a chance to get her chains off, and decide whether she wants to join the party on deck. It's not as if we couldn't use the help ...  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on May 29, 2010, 04:33:12 AM
Lili, I was just talking to Alt about this and we're fine with helping you if you guys need. However before I post we'd need something more from Kassandra than just the shout. We were thinking that if she could possibly fly over to us, maybe recognize Alt (or note Dru's rather tall height makes for good perching :P) and then say something up close to them that would tip Alt off.

If you want to do that, then could you either edit your post or post a brief second post with just Kass before I write mine?



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 29, 2010, 09:02:42 PM
Okay, Dru!  :D

I'll write a post today or tomorrow. I think your joining the fight promises to be great fun!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on May 30, 2010, 09:40:10 PM
Don't step on the bird, please!

But feel free to pick her up if you feel so inclined.  ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 31, 2010, 12:15:50 AM
You drop a half dead bird at the feet of two of the stories most unsympathetic characters??  Altario would be as apt to eat the darned thing as anything else.  As for Dru...:P Who knows.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on May 31, 2010, 02:02:21 AM
Hey, at least Dru's seen Gossiper birds before, being from Nybelmar. That being said, yeah, she'd sooner just leave it on the ground to die. :P So hope Altario recognized it at least, lol.

Hilarious post though.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 02, 2010, 01:13:59 AM
Eat the damned thing, Alt!  I've got a mad wolf and a couple of orcs causing enough trouble, already; I can do without any more!   :P

And don't worry, Lili, I'll have someone give you a good smack in my next post; omitting the damage caused, of course!   :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 03, 2010, 05:50:54 AM
Bring'em on, Eric dear!


And Dru, you are herewith appointed Great Gossiper Expert. Kudos for a precise reading of the entry!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 03, 2010, 07:07:41 AM
Thanks Lili! :D



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on June 04, 2010, 01:34:12 AM
I have been reading the posts and Lili you did just fine with Damien, except he probably would have talked more.

Welcome Toamoa to Destiny. I absolutely admired your post and the interaction between you and Orly is priceless.

Kassandra...you're a hoot!

Alt and Dru, you two just continue to amaze me as to how both of your characters are slowly trusting each other, yet each have their own agenda.

Is Thar still sick? I miss his humor.

Eric, you are doing a fantastic job as a captain of a pirate ship, turned into slave ship, though it was not of your choice and now fighting a small green female orc, who is more trouble than thousands of African bees let loose, and now that Lili is in her right mind, with a cutlass in hand, and of course Garret and Shadowfoot and Damien: I do not envy you one bit.

I have been curious about escape plan and I thought why not just jump overboard once everyone is above deck that is.  With fish flying, cutlasses, knives and axes swinging, and when Orly and Toamoa appear surely that would be enough distraction for the men to cause enough distraction to at least throw one or two of the ladies overboard.

Or we could have a comedic post where as Damien is fighting, his elbow accidently hits Lili and she falls overboard. Orly and Toamoa slip and slide on the bloody and fish gut deck knocking over a few sailors and then falling overboard themselves. Oh you get the picture I am sure. However I am also sure that Alt and the mods are discussing the escape plan even as I write this, so these are just ideas of mine, nothing that should or would disrupt their plans.

I told you I was bored.... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on June 05, 2010, 12:29:47 AM
Or Lili could knock Damien overboard... ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 05, 2010, 05:41:36 PM
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It was not, after all, a horse.

Priceless, Altario!



Damien - I'm glad you're well enough to throw in ideas again! Let's see what Eric says. I thought it might be possible to play on his superstition and his delusions, which he describes so well in his CD.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 06, 2010, 07:26:35 AM
I look forwards to seeing how the escape proceeds, but have to mention that it'll pretty much be game over if Drustai enters the scene.  Eric has a terrible mistrust and, dare I say it, fear of magic.  One or two well-executed spells and he'll need to change his breeches!   :P

Oh, and I hope I haven't given you too much of a headache in my post, Lili!  If you want me to change the attack in any way, just let me know.   :)  (Though maybe you'd like to see some stars!)  Also, feel free to use the attacker as you see fit; puppet him as much as you need or desire to!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 06, 2010, 08:58:24 PM
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Eric has a terrible mistrust and, dare I say it, fear of magic.


That's what I was hinting at. But then again, Drustai may not be up to spellcasting yet, after her ordeal. Ooooh, the suspense ...  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 06, 2010, 11:25:43 PM
I look forwards to seeing how the escape proceeds, but have to mention that it'll pretty much be game over if Drustai enters the scene.  Eric has a terrible mistrust and, dare I say it, fear of magic.  One or two well-executed spells and he'll need to change his breeches!   :P

Eeee.

Well, with the way things are going, doesn't look like the rescue party is doing too hot, (/prod Lili) so it might be needed. ^^



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 06, 2010, 11:27:57 PM
Some of us on the good side have a mistrust of magic too! :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 06, 2010, 11:31:22 PM
No one likes me! :(



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 08, 2010, 05:37:38 AM
Well, you did  have a chance to ingratiate yourself with the handsomest bird in the story. But I guess it's fair to say you blew that one.  :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 08, 2010, 05:38:27 AM
:D



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 08, 2010, 06:20:09 AM
Oooorlyyyy!

I think a certain confident nomad would appreciate to be relieved of her chains one of these weeks ...  :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 09, 2010, 05:24:27 AM
Yes... yes she would...  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 09, 2010, 05:28:00 AM
Suddenly the Destiny scene goes a black and white in colour, with just a hint of sepia...*

Kassandra: "Squawk!"

Altario:  "What is it Kassy?  Is it Lili?"

Kassandra: "Squawk!"

Altario:  "Did Lili fall down the well again, Kassy?"

Kassandra: "Squawk!"

Just putting this here for later in the story when Altario gets to know this scene. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Orly on June 09, 2010, 08:36:03 AM
Hi there,

I've spoken with Altario. I need to take a break from Destiny. At the moment I can't focus on the RPing side of things.

Feel free to puppet Orly in whatever way you need to get Toamoa out of the ship's hold and the rescue completed and then continued on in the story.

I'm sorry about this, especially holding up Toamoa. I do intend to return when things are a lot clearer for me in my head.

Thanks for your understanding and the joy that this story has given me.

Orly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 09, 2010, 04:41:36 PM
Toama, feel free to have Orly set you free so you can get above deck.  Just have Orly taking cover and we'll have him disappear with the kids after the rescue is complete. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 09, 2010, 04:52:17 PM
Altario and I would like to apologize for once again posting several times back to back in a single day. <.<



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on June 09, 2010, 05:32:14 PM
Considering how fun it is to read your reactions to each other, you are forgiven :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on June 09, 2010, 08:46:58 PM
I'm up, and ready to jump in the fray! Except I don't know which side everyone is on :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 10, 2010, 12:14:31 AM
Hey, Toama :D

Just a quick question.  You need to shield your eyes coming up from the hold?  You do know it's night?  Not a whole lot of light, except for maybe the odd lamp here or there.

Other than, good post. :)  Welcome to the fray.  And don't worry about not knowing who's who, Alt and Dru won't know either. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on June 10, 2010, 12:28:36 AM
*waves*

I'm back from a splendid holiday in Italy, but stuck in tidying up house and garden. I'm always surprised how quickly the vegetation grows when I'm away! And the cosmic dust mixed with cat hairs in the house... and, and..

I'm away for the weekend also, maybe some more days, maybe not (but then later), but as I'm currently only reading, that's no problem.

And now to the story itself , after I checked the Heart...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 10, 2010, 01:38:43 AM
Welcome back Talia! :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 10, 2010, 04:29:42 AM
Hey, Toama :D

Just a quick question.  You need to shield your eyes coming up from the hold?  You do know it's night?  Not a whole lot of light, except for maybe the odd lamp here or there.

Other than, good post. :)  Welcome to the fray.  And don't worry about not knowing who's who, Alt and Dru won't know either. :P

woops... must have missed that. I'll place a lamp near where she is, cause people need to see where the stairs are and not accidentally tumble down ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 10, 2010, 11:36:42 PM
As always, you should attack the orc, Toama.   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 11, 2010, 05:47:22 PM
watch it mate, or someone's getting a bite. :grin:
i've tried to leave that open, so sorry if it's clumsy - feel free not to let Grallen bite properly, or at all, whichever you like. looks like she's going to get pretty beaten up either way, though, unless somebody with less prejudices towards poor harmless little Grallen shows up. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 11, 2010, 09:42:42 PM
Ow!!!  Get off, ya bugger!!!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 12, 2010, 04:11:32 AM
Have both PM'd Tharoc and sent him an Email.  Should he not answer in a day or so, I will puppet him in order that Dru and Alt can get onship and help bring this Chapter to a close. :)

EDIT: Okay, Tharoc replied to my email today.  Seems he replied to my PM a couple days ago, but he replied to the PM notification, which goes into the ether as far as anyone knows.  Anyway, he has given permission to puppet him until his return, which he says he will do once he has recovered.  So, I'll be posting soon with a minor puppet of the big doofus in order to get Alt and Dru onboard the Runner. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 12, 2010, 05:10:46 PM
Ooh boy. :P

Seemed like things were going to pot on the ship anyway, so good timing. <.<



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 12, 2010, 06:40:08 PM
No rush, Alt, things are in hand.  Why don't you two grab a beer or something?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on June 12, 2010, 08:25:23 PM
I'm sorry... I had to do this. I might be the only one who finds it funny, but I just HAD to do it.

One thing: Eric, do I have your permission to change the "making a grab for your hand" into "grabbing your hand" ? It'd be funnier, I think, if you found your blow blocked, but again that might just be me :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 12, 2010, 11:35:37 PM
it's a brilliant post, Toama! i'm flailing desperately to find words for Grallen's surprise. :grin:
...wondering how to reply - it's tricky if i don't know whether Toamma successfully blocked the blow or not. so Eric, could you either let me know by pm, or reply first, or whichever else you think works best? :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 13, 2010, 01:12:49 AM
I think it best if Toama does stop the blow, but on one condition; that Grallen stops chewing my thumb off!  :P

So I'll leave it for you to reply to, Grallen.  Looking forwards to reading what you come up with.   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on June 13, 2010, 01:47:37 AM
Thanks for the permission. My post has been edited accordingly


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 13, 2010, 01:52:35 AM
thanks guys! i'll have a reply up soon.
and Eric, you think she likes gnawing your thumb? tastes of salty old sea captains... :buck:
EDIT: and posted!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 13, 2010, 03:30:13 AM
hahaha!!!

This is soooo fun. Eric, I'll give you the chance to react as well before I post. I loved your post, Grallen, I'm sitting here with this really huge grin on my face :P I love our little interaction in the middle of a chaotic ship :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 13, 2010, 09:52:53 AM
Alt. I loled at your post.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 13, 2010, 09:53:58 AM
Think I captured the essense of him?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on June 13, 2010, 09:27:18 PM
Oooh, so many posts! Who allowed you to have so much fun without me?

I've hit a busy spell over here on earth and don't even have time to read up on what happened. Apologies for my absence, but it's going to be a bit longer yet, I'm afraid. I hope to be back Thursday or Friday. Don't sink the ship!

... and I'm sorry to see Orly go.

Orly, I hope you'll return to Destiny one day.  But even if you don't, I shall remember you, as long as the story lives, for your brilliantly funny cameo in Chapter 1, Part 3.

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 14, 2010, 12:20:15 AM
Think I captured the essense of him?

Very much so.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 16, 2010, 02:00:43 AM
I hope my post did not mess things up and make your fun disappear. If it did I will gladly edit anything or you can remove the post completely.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 16, 2010, 02:32:26 AM
Not mine. :)  I'm waiting for a certain elf to get on the rope.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 16, 2010, 03:11:17 AM
Your post was fine, Damien. I'm waiting for Eric to answer ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 16, 2010, 10:33:36 AM
Not mine. :)  I'm waiting for a certain elf to get on the rope.

Last few days have been very busy for me, I'll be posting tonight or tomorrow. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 18, 2010, 03:32:50 PM
Okay, posted. :)

Alt, I left the reactions of the pirates up to you, since my post was running long and wanted to give you the opportunity to post anything Alt is doing in the meanwhile.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 18, 2010, 03:34:18 PM
If he sees you sart tossing around spells again, he's gonna just grab onto something sturdy.  He has no wish to go through that again. :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 18, 2010, 03:37:28 PM
Haha. It's not enough to hurl anyone this time. xP Just a strong gust.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 21, 2010, 09:14:13 AM
Ehm, Alt. Way too much controlling my char's actions in that post. She wouldn't have just sat there holding it for that long, she would have charged by then.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 21, 2010, 09:26:30 AM
Other than grabbing Alt's wrist, I didn't do any controilling....  :huh:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 21, 2010, 09:31:22 AM
You're implying that she held that stance for like 2 minutes when it was only supposed to be for a few seconds.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 21, 2010, 09:33:13 AM
A few seconds maybe... but, I'll cut it off earlier if you wish... the way I had it pictured, Alt expected an immediate display... but, up to you


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 21, 2010, 09:44:21 AM
She would have charged a few seconds after she started.

I didn't go further in my post because I didn't want to jump too far ahead.


Just in reading the dialogue aloud (and inserting a few second breaks between Alt's 'Anytime now's), I came up to around 17 seconds of her just holding it... and your post implies it's even longer than that. Definitely wouldn't have done that. So yes, please break it off sooner. Honestly she would have charged forwards to attack before he said 'anytime' the first time. Which still wouldn't be what he was expecting, because I assume he was expecting her to actually unleash a full magical attack.

Look at a time of around 7-9 seconds (the first 2-4 or so spent on 'charging up), rather than 17+.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 21, 2010, 09:46:00 AM
Done :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 21, 2010, 09:57:01 AM
It's fine now, though you could have done a *little* more. Oh well. I'll just write one that should make things less complicated.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 21, 2010, 09:59:07 AM
 :buck:  Well, you didn't say where to cut it off.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 21, 2010, 10:09:19 AM
I added some back.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 24, 2010, 03:38:46 PM
Didn't scare you off, I hope, Dru. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 24, 2010, 05:19:55 PM
No. Just been busy with a lot of other stuff lately. I'll try and get to this soon. In the meantime other people can post. xP



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on June 24, 2010, 09:36:29 PM
Still waiting for Eric :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on June 25, 2010, 12:19:32 PM
Aye, so I have not missed anything, except some good natured bantering between Alt and Dru? I am sorry for not being around much lately. We had some very bad storms come through here, one after another, the last one was the worst as a tornado came blasting our way, though it some areas, my area was missed, but I still had to turn off my computer, then my mouse quit on me; oh well you don't need to know all of this...problems... problems. We all have them.

I hope Talia and her father and mother are doing well? As well as Thar.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on June 29, 2010, 06:16:41 AM
Okay, finally posted; sorry it's late.  No more excuses, now, Toama!   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on June 29, 2010, 06:23:02 AM
I'm back now! Finally, after these long months I can resume posting. It'll take me a minute to read up on posts, and then I'll try to figure out how I can jump back in. Although if the story is too far along for me to jump back in, that's alright and I understand. Just let me know if I can, and if anyone has any ideas for my re-entrance


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on June 29, 2010, 05:55:03 PM
Lol. So apparently everyone's thought that my post implied a longer 'buildup' time. Okay fine, lol, I'll roll with it.

Alt, when I post, I'll add in a bit more of what you originally wrote, of what Altario said, as background dialogue.

I'll try and get it up tomorrow/the day after.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on June 30, 2010, 10:10:23 PM
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Oh bloody marvellous, mister Altario has arrived. What are the chances he’ll believe I had nothing to do with this?

Hahaha... great post grallen.... :)  Prolly nil to.... zero?

Am I really that stern?  I'm depicted like some schoolmaster in a Dickensian novel. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on June 30, 2010, 10:13:14 PM
you showed up when she was hungover and called her "orc." so yeah, in her eyes, you're the equivalent of the headmaster who shows up to intimidate the scared new pupils and calls them all "boy". :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 01, 2010, 11:59:28 AM
Finally got that post out, sorry for the delay.

Eric, if you were still planning on controlling the pirates that are attacking Alt + Dru, feel free to have the one Drustai is now charging be pretty rough with her. She handled the first easily, so I'd like this second to give her trouble.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 02, 2010, 12:35:42 AM
I hope my post is okay and that I did not make any mistakes with timing or anything else. I am a bit rusty.  If you need editing just tell me and I will.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on July 02, 2010, 01:18:50 AM
I haven't had much luck trying to figure out how to re-enter the story, if I still can. Once again, if you have any ideas, please post here or PM me. I'm desperate.  :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 05, 2010, 02:06:27 AM
I started Garret and Tharoc getting the kids off ship.

We need to think about getting off as well.  We can't be killing all of Eric's men, he'll need them later.  (Spoiler)

I was thinking we'd all just jump overboard, but I'm open to suggestions.

I kinda want to end chapter one and gather up whoever are going on to chapter two.  It's a good place to lose those no longer playing and pick up new players if needed.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 05, 2010, 02:49:37 AM
I'm ready to jump overboard at the next opportunity!

Lyth, if the mods haven't PM'd you or something: I'm sure several characters will need some healing of their wounds once this fight is over...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 05, 2010, 02:51:17 AM
I'm still awaiting Dru to respond in the Destiny Mods Forum.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on July 05, 2010, 06:30:21 AM
Alright. I'm sure Lyth will be very happy to help whenever you guys come ashore.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 05, 2010, 06:34:27 AM
Yeah, you'll just have to rejoin us when we get off the ship.  Shouldn't be too much longer.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on July 05, 2010, 06:56:56 AM
Should I maybe make a post explaining how Garret had pulled Lyth aside and told her to wait for them at the docks or something? Or maybe Damien told her as Garret is more aloof?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 05, 2010, 07:11:27 AM
I wouldn't.  Just show up when we are off the ship, then do that then.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on July 05, 2010, 07:26:53 AM
Roger that Alt. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 06, 2010, 06:21:26 AM
Alt, should I wait for Eric to post, or should I just puppet Landy and Damien's fight and then go overboard?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 06, 2010, 09:40:00 AM
Let's give Eric a couple of days.  He was logged in yesterday, so he might be working on a post.  He expessed earlier that Eric and Landry were the two people he wanted to control.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 07, 2010, 01:30:19 AM
Okay, no problem.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on July 11, 2010, 02:03:45 AM
Okay, it's been about four days, and still nothing from Eric. Has someone PMed him yet? If not I think that is now necessary, and if not, would it be alright for Damien to post?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 11, 2010, 04:32:57 AM
You taking over?  We gave you a pass on a long absence.  I think a few days for Eric who has stayed an active member of this story since he started is warranted.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on July 11, 2010, 05:41:51 AM
Sorry for appearing rude. I'm just asking a question. I meant no disrespect or to usurp your authority or to offend anyone, just trying to find out what's going on. I should have phrased my question differently, but I guess I wasn't thinking at that moment. Sorry... :blush:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on July 14, 2010, 08:51:54 AM
No offence taken, Lyth; I know it can be frustrating waiting for posts sometimes.  Unfortunately, I think you'll have to wait a little longer for me to finish mine, as I'm not 100% sure how to proceed with Eric.

I could have him carry on fighting with Grallen and Toama, or I could have him try to bring an end to the fighting since a magician has entered the scene, and Damien has made it known!

So just wondered how everybody else would like things to progress, really.  Should I have him decide to give up the fight and enter into a negotiation?  I think that's what he would do once he realised he was dealing with a magician.  But if you'd prefer to have a bit more time to carry the fighting on, I could just have him miss Damien's anouncement of Drustai's arrival, and get stuck into his developing melee.

Any thoughts?   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 14, 2010, 06:51:33 PM
Well, I got Garret starting to toss the kids to Tharoc, so I'm good either way.. either bringing it to a close or one maybe two more posts of fighting... but not much more than that.

Thank you for the post, Eric.  Soon your obligations to us will be over.. for now ;)... and you can get back to your other projects.  I appreciate your contributions to the story.  You are a worthy adversary. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on July 14, 2010, 11:35:03 PM
It's been my pleasure, Alt!  Thanks for giving me the opportunity to play the 'baddy'!   :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on July 15, 2010, 12:48:48 AM
And posted for Eric.  Hopefully my post will allow the various fights to continue for a little while longer while Eric extricates himself from the situation he's in with Grallen and Toama.

@ Grallen / Toama - Now might be a good time to let Eric go over to Alt and Drustai to begin negotiating an end to this affair.  But if you want to continue the fight for a bit longer, I don't mind.   :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on July 15, 2010, 04:03:23 AM
Did I mess things up by announcing that Alt's Elven friend knew magic?

Eric, it has been a pleasure playing with you. Hopefully we shall be able to do so in the near future.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 15, 2010, 05:48:33 AM
No you didn't, Capher. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on July 15, 2010, 11:33:10 PM
Whew!, thanks for the information. I did not want a certain Remusian friend cut off something important on my anatomy with his father's sword. :lol:

Eric, I think I am going to let Landy win this fight. Damien is really in too bad of a shape to fight for long anyway, and then since his captain said it ends here, Landy will have to obey...I hope. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on July 16, 2010, 12:37:30 AM
Eric, i'm fine with letting you go if Toama and Lili don't mind - i think Grallen's pretty much ready to drop. :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 16, 2010, 06:13:50 AM
Lili won't stand in Eric's way, either. She's just about ready to jump overboard (not having realized how many people have come to her rescue).

Toama will be away for another week, according to her announcement, and has given permission for puppeting. You wanna handle that, Grallen?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on July 16, 2010, 09:59:57 PM
Okay - i should have something up sometime today - not major puppeting, just so she doesn't get left behind, i think.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on July 17, 2010, 01:26:17 AM
and there it is, though i'm really not sure about some of it, so if there are any problems, please don't hesitate to yell and i'll be happy to change it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 17, 2010, 05:30:16 AM
Can't speak for Toama, of course - but I liked it. Cleverly composed.


EDIT: And thanks for bringing the story forward.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 22, 2010, 01:52:45 AM
I like it a lot Grallen! And ditto from me as to what Lili said about moving the story forward.

I hope the little bit of puppeting I did was okay to just move the story forward, if not, then just shout and I will edit.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on July 24, 2010, 03:39:59 AM
Thanks for the puppeting, Grallen! No problems from my side. I'll try to get a post up soon, now that I'm back from my wonderful holiday ^.^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 24, 2010, 06:34:10 AM
I'll get a post up today. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 24, 2010, 08:42:14 AM
Woohoo.. then I'll get one up right afterward. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 25, 2010, 04:15:47 PM
By "today", I had really meant "tomorrow". <.<

Sorry. xD Post is up now!



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 25, 2010, 04:23:03 PM
And by "right after" I mean after I get some sleep/food etc :)

And I gots no 'splainin' to do.  Not to no mage elf.  My standards have obviously fallen. P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on July 27, 2010, 04:39:26 AM
 :rolling:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 28, 2010, 09:35:33 PM
Does anyone know how to swim?

This story could end real quick with all our bloated bodies washing up on shore. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 28, 2010, 10:10:28 PM
Dru knows how to swim. Don't expect her to help anyone except Altario when we jump in, though. :P



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on July 29, 2010, 03:55:16 AM
Ha! You don't *really* expect a desert woman to be able to swim, do you?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on July 29, 2010, 07:03:31 AM
Just caught up with the story, and loved reading everybodys' posts!  Some great fight scenes there.

As for your new dilemma, I'm sure that a suitable amount of gold would see Eric helping you off his ship... :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on July 29, 2010, 07:32:52 AM
Damien can swim, but he is quite injured, he may drown. I think Lili can swim, but I do not know about Grallen, if she can, she is very injured herself and may drown as well. I am not too sure of Toama.

Eric, no gold for you! :evil:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 29, 2010, 07:43:01 AM
Considering the storm it may not be possible to swim even for those who can.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on July 29, 2010, 03:37:34 PM
Damien can swim, but he is quite injured, he may drown. I think Lili can swim, but I do not know about Grallen, if she can, she is very injured herself and may drown as well. I am not too sure of Toama.

Eric, no gold for you! :evil:

You would know about me if you'd read my post ;) I'm from the desert, why would I be able to swim?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 29, 2010, 11:10:10 PM
*Pops a bottle of Champagne*

Congrats all.  We have achieved 2000 posts.

Thank you all for contributing to this story.  You have helped me realize a dream, and done so beyong my expectations.  Thank you. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on July 30, 2010, 01:56:07 AM
I will take a glass of that Altario and congratulations to you and to Destiny. Fantastic story and we have not even gotten out of Strata yet! I wonder what is in store for us as we move forward.

I guess with the storm and all, it probably would not be wise to jump in the sea. I suppose it is up to our fearless Remusian land baron and his co-horts who run this story to decide for us.

Dru could just threaten Eric to freeze his blood if he does not let us off, but that would be evil... :evil:

I have plenty of ideas, some feasible, others not, but this is not my story so I leave it up to the mods.

I talk too much, when I am drugged. Sorry about that. :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on July 30, 2010, 04:59:40 AM
There are many reasons for the success of Destiny - as many reasons as players who have been involved, I think. This story is like an octopus: it's got more than one brain, and sometimes it seems as if the different parts move independently. But in the end one always finds that everything hangs together and that the creature gets around pretty niftily.

Still, even an octopus has got a head. I think the chief reason why this is such a great story is Altario. Thanks, old chap!


PS: And I'll see you all in two weeks' time. No time to post IC tonight, I'm afraid. Just wanted to say that there are also the ropes with which the ship is attached to the quay and on which people have climbed on board before ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 30, 2010, 05:09:42 AM
Shh! I was just about to suggest those IC, Lili!

<.<


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on July 30, 2010, 09:05:15 AM
Hmmmm... Does Lili have access to our secret Mod thread? :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on July 31, 2010, 08:46:59 AM
Let me know if that post works. I feel like I'm taking too much control over the story's progression lately, but I figured that with Eric's fear of magic, it'd be a good opportunity to do a little of the ol' dark arts.  :evil:

Next chapter I won't be doing pretty much any magic, so I'll make up for the wanton displays then. :grin:



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on August 05, 2010, 10:48:07 PM
Uhmm...did everyone jump ship, or slide down the ropes without telling me? Or are we are some sort of hiatus for now?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 06, 2010, 12:09:55 AM
I'll post either today or tomorrow.  Been a bit busy.  Lili is away.  After Dru's post, I'm not sure if everyone was waiting on me, if so, I apologise. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on August 06, 2010, 03:58:04 AM
I was waiting on Eric ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Yurie Yileen on August 06, 2010, 04:15:42 AM
Sorry for the hold up, I'm a bit busy at the minute, too.  I'm house, (well, flat, really), hunting tomorrow, so I'll aim to have a post up over the weekend.   :)  I'm fairly sure that Eric will flip out in response to Dru's evil tricks; I just need to decide how he flips, which should be fun!   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Eric Kattaisson on August 09, 2010, 07:20:11 AM
Okay, forget the gold; I'll bill you for damages to my crew and ship later.   :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on August 09, 2010, 08:18:08 AM
I really hope everyone has already been climbing down the ropes while this whole conversation between Dru and Eric has been going on... otherwise we're going to have to jump anyway, apparently. <.<



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on August 09, 2010, 10:34:31 PM
I am going to die. I was thinking that Thar saw me and though he has a fear of water, actually stepped as close as he could to end of the dock and with his long arms, reaches down and pulls me to safety. If that is not feasible then tell me and I will edit my post accordingly.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on August 11, 2010, 03:41:34 AM
I don't know how much lower than the dock the water is, which would be the deciding factor in whether that is feasible or not.

In any case, if someone needs to use Toama to help pull them ashore while she's kneeling next to where the ropes are attached, feel free to do so - she's ideally placed to see you coming.

Also someone might have to have gone before me, because someone pulled me ashore as well :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 11, 2010, 08:00:11 PM
Well, here's the thing:
We've reached the new house in Wales, and it's all fine and good, BUT the company doing our broadband says there's a problem setting it up and it might take two or three weeks. :shocked: for obvious reasons we really, really hope this is an exagerration, but if it is, that will cause problems here. at the minute i'm at the Uni using one of their computers, and that's feasible so i don't mind continuing to participate, but because it's all the way up a significant hill, i can't promise i'll be particularly prompt or reliable in my posting. What do people think - is that do-able or should someone take over?
at the minute, if it's alright, i'll wait for a reply from Alt to Damien's suggestion, atleast as far as Grallen's concerned, and hopefully come back tomorrow to post for Lili if not the pair of them.

i'm really sorry about this, it's a pain to say the least, especially when i'm supposed to be responsible for Lili. :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 11, 2010, 09:20:59 PM
Well, we are almost done Chapter One, so I think it's doable.  I'll let others chime in, but we just need to scurry down the rope and head for the inn.  WE can gather our breath there before we head off to Chapter Two.

Anyone else?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on August 11, 2010, 09:24:28 PM
Should be doable, IMO. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on August 13, 2010, 01:11:06 PM
Alrighty, I posted my re-entrance. I hope it was appropriate, and I tried to smoothly jump back in. If not, I'd appreciate any suggestions to fix and better integrate my post. Thanks!

Lyth


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 14, 2010, 12:37:53 AM
Posted.  Dru and grallen, I puppted slightly.  If you have issues, let me know.  Grallen, I did not describe the trip down, leaving it up to you if you wish.  We can assume we made it, but if you want to add a bit of extra tension to it, feel free.  If you don't want to post, I'll just continue us as if we made it with no trouble.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 14, 2010, 06:52:04 PM
that's brilliant Alt, thanks - i'll get working on a quick post now, as i'm here. ;)
and nice re-entry, Lyth, good to have you around. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 15, 2010, 02:43:30 AM
Ugh.. smell of wet orc.  :buck:

Great post, Grallen :D



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on August 15, 2010, 03:25:12 AM
I'd just like to say that I'm really, REALLY enjoying this story, and I'd also like to thank Altario for giving me the opportunity to play Toama again.

That is all ^.^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 15, 2010, 08:43:49 PM
It's no secret that I emphatically share Toama's sentiments.

Grallen, thank you for playing Lili & Kass in such a lovely and detailed way. You've got their characters down pat. I hope your broadband will be connected soon.

In other news, I'm back!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 17, 2010, 06:12:35 PM
yaaaay! Lili is back!
*hurriedly steps back from her hastily improvisded sock-puppets and scurries away to wash the smell of wet human off.*


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 19, 2010, 01:45:01 AM
Thanks for posting, Dru. :)

So, is Dru able to swim back up to the top, etc, or do you need rescuing.  You left it open, so I'm not 100% sure.  Just want to know how to proceed from here.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on August 19, 2010, 06:50:10 AM
She's probably more capable of swimming than anyone else in the party right now, so she'll be fine, and it's safer for everyone if they don't try to rescue her, lol. She'll have difficulties but she should be able to make it.

Cutting it off was just to encourage a bit of a cliff-hanger (since the party doesn't know she can).



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 19, 2010, 07:50:54 AM
Okay. :)  Figured it was a cliffhanger, but wasn't surewhat we were sposed to do.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 22, 2010, 09:19:11 PM
I'd love to post, but I think I'd better wait for Lyth's response to Lili before I do?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 23, 2010, 12:42:21 AM
Still around, Lyth?

Give it a day or so, Lili.  Been 8 days since Lili spoke, so that should be more than enough to have responded.  Then, if Lyth has not responded, go ahead and do a quick puppeting. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 23, 2010, 12:47:40 AM
Thanks, Alt. I saw Lyth online yesterday, actually. I'll certainly give her some more time.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lyth Elstrum on August 23, 2010, 03:35:52 AM
Oh I'm sorry, I thought we were still waiting for other people to post. I'll have one up as soon as I can. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 23, 2010, 03:40:53 AM
Splendid!  :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 23, 2010, 07:19:48 PM
hello again! we have internet, thanks to the genius of a housemate. so i can be around to bother you all more often. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on August 23, 2010, 10:22:16 PM
Great news, Grallen. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on August 24, 2010, 03:31:03 AM
hello again! we have internet, thanks to the genius of a housemate. so i can be around to bother you all more often. :)

Does that mean I'll get an answer to my post? ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on August 24, 2010, 05:46:48 AM
yep! though possibly not till tomorrow morning, sorry, i can't seem to stick at anything today. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 25, 2010, 07:27:17 AM
Hey Lyth,

I'm going to wait another day. If I don't hear from you before, I'm going to post, as I want to continue the story. Won't puppet, or only very slightly.  Hope you're well! :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on August 27, 2010, 11:42:04 PM
Lili, I believe you're all still on the pier, not the quay. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on August 28, 2010, 12:07:52 AM
I know I should know this or at least look it up in a dictionary, but what is a Quay? I know what a pier is. Anyway i am going to post.

Grallen, great to hear that you have internet back!

Lili, welcome back!

Toama, I third agree on what you said, though TH, will always be my favorite, sorry Alt.

Enough said, back to posting.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 28, 2010, 01:16:26 AM
I've used 'quay' ('a structure on the shore of a harbour where ships may dock'), because I imagined that the ship is docked right at the edge of the land area of the harbour.

If by 'pier' you mean "a structure built out into the water, where a ship may dock" (the difference to a quay being that under a pier, water is flowing, while under a quay there is solid ground) I didn't imagine there to be a pier. I'm sorry if that's inconsistent with other posts? It's no problem to change a detail or two if necessary.

Anyway, a land-rat like Lili may not know the difference ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on August 28, 2010, 01:44:46 AM
Actually Lili, I believe there are both and yes, you are correct in assuming that a ship back in those times would be anchored near the shore, therefore "quay" would be the correct term.

If my post needs editing, please just say so and I will do so, thanks.

Oh Blast it all, I forgot to change into Damien. Sorry.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on September 01, 2010, 06:13:59 PM
Altario, are you going to post? Or should I just do mine?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 02, 2010, 12:34:04 AM
Go ahead.  With Lili's post, if I were to post now, I'd have to assume your movements, so I'd rather wait for for you. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on September 03, 2010, 02:52:18 AM
Lili, I was reading back and it is a pier.

Here's a post from Altario on the 17th page:

Quote
Altario stormed heavily toward the pier until his footfalls started thumping on the wooden planks of the pier itself.  He stopped.  The pier ran out into the sea far enough that two boats on each side could be moored here.

Personally I'll write my post under the assumption it's a low pier, rather than a tall one, that way one could still reach down and touch the water easily enough.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 03, 2010, 03:52:26 AM
Coul not a pier extend out from the quay?  Then it would depend on where you were standing, no?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on September 03, 2010, 04:04:27 AM
It could. But according to your previous post, it extends really far out into the sea, to the length that the entire length of the keel of the ship fits running lengthwise down it.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 07, 2010, 10:33:56 PM
Hi Dru,

I don't have time to change my post now, but please don't let this stop you from posting. Just describe the scene as you see it, and as it's consistent with previous posts, and I'll change my previous post accordingly (pier instead of quay, wood instead of stone, etc.).

I'm still away on a trip, but hope to be back in action on Thursday or Friday. Unfortunately, my computer died recently, so depending on how long it'll take me to find a mage that can revive it, my attendance might be a tad erratic for a while.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on September 08, 2010, 04:15:20 AM
That's okay, Lili. I wasn't waiting on you to post, I just keep putting it off. <.<

I'll get to it. >.<



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 14, 2010, 02:15:11 AM
Great post, Drustai!

I'm sorry to say I'm still having computer problems. My own computer is in repair, and my girlfriend's is biased against the RPG board - it refuses to show it (although it does show the Dev Board)! Anyway, I hope to have my own machine back by the weekend. Will try to post before, but can't guarantee.

Looking forward to getting Destiny into full swing again,

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 14, 2010, 03:29:00 AM
Do we want to skip ahead to the inn now?

Then we can close up Chapter One and get a head count and simplify things for Chapter Two.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on September 14, 2010, 09:27:31 AM
I'm fine with each option.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on September 14, 2010, 12:02:39 PM
Sounds good to me as well Altario.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 15, 2010, 01:09:58 AM
I'm also in favour of skipping to the inn.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on September 15, 2010, 01:19:07 AM
same here. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on September 16, 2010, 02:21:49 AM
Seconded. Or well, fourthed, or something :P


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 18, 2010, 08:31:11 PM
I've got my computer back and finally got round to correcting my IC post (from quay to pier). Hope all is consistent now!

As far as the tavern goes: I'm not sure what we're doing next. Are we having a conversation in the tavern? I wonder if we could just finish Chapter One right here. We could assume that all characters got back to the tavern, and start a new day. We could then describe our character's thoughts on the rescue adventure retrospectively.

But maybe there's something the moderators have planned for the tavern ...


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on September 20, 2010, 06:04:39 AM
Not sure Lili, but Damien is not going to be holding that door open forever, ya know.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 20, 2010, 06:16:59 AM
I was thinking I'll post in the next day or two.  Been busy, sorry.  But, when I post, I need to do a few things in order to advance the plot, so stay tuned. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 27, 2010, 01:38:44 AM
 :cry:

Anyone home?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 27, 2010, 01:46:04 AM
Halfway done my post.  Will have it done and posted by day's end.  Sorry.  Job has been hectic lately.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 27, 2010, 01:58:46 AM
No worries, Alt. Take your time. Just wanted to let you know this story hasn't been forgotten. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on September 27, 2010, 03:22:15 PM
Posted.  Opened a new topic.  Will be a short one, but seemed more appropriate for showing the time jump. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on September 29, 2010, 10:46:24 AM
Posted as well, if any changes need to be made please tell me, thank you.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on September 29, 2010, 09:20:35 PM
posted- Lili, as per our discussion i've left the account of the conversation fairly vague, feel free to fill in any details. hope you don't mind that i brought you downstairs at roughly the same time as Grallen, it seemed sensible.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on September 30, 2010, 07:15:20 AM
Great posts, everyone. I'm glad Destiny is rolling again.

Grallen, you've brought Lili exactly where I wanted her, so well done. I'll try to write my own post by Saturday.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 01, 2010, 06:49:41 PM
Gonna do my post later today after I sleep. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 12, 2010, 06:54:19 AM
Hi guys. :)

Work has been very busy, and long hours.  By the time I get home I only have energy to eat before falling asleep.  In order to keep up with my commitments here, I have purchased a laptop so that I may access Destiny wherever I go.  Hopefully, this will improve my posting speed.  I thank you all for your patience. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on October 17, 2010, 02:31:16 AM
Sure Altario, pass on the hard work to a woman... :rolling: You know I am just kidding, right? I am assuming that you and Drustai had communicated what was going to happen before you wrote your post? Or you wrote it to surprise her and us. I look forward to Drustai's reply and then the move to Thalambath.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 17, 2010, 02:48:25 AM
I had expected him to tell her to explain, although he had not told me beforehand. :P It's fine of course.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 19, 2010, 08:48:23 AM
Humble request: could we please not make this tavern conversation too long? I'd be in favour of letting Drustai explain the quest now, and would rather not have a long conversation about how Grallen came to be on the ship, or how Lili was captured. I'd like to get the story moving forward.

Also, I think it's more interesting if tensions between the characters remain, and if they don't know everything about one another. This can make for intriguing interaction later.

This is just my preference, of course.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 19, 2010, 09:09:09 AM
Agreed.  I was hoping to keep this short, just a way to rid ourselves of abandoned characters, and decide if we need new ones.  Plus, Alt needs to beg for help from you.  We can't just all assume we coincidentally went to Thalambath on our own together.   Heh.

A post or three each should do it, then out on the open road. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 19, 2010, 03:39:37 PM
If that is the case then Altario or one of the other mods just delete my last post please.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 19, 2010, 08:14:07 PM
No need.  I think Lili handled it well IC.  No harm done, my friend. :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 20, 2010, 12:12:50 AM
Damien, I thought your post was great, and in some ways I think we needed someone to ask precisely the questions your character asked, because the story would feel odd if nobody wondered about how Grallen came to be on the ship, etc.

My request was merely this: to leave those questions unanswered for now,not to prolong the tavern conversation by insisting on resolving them. But it's good that they've been asked! I think it's quite fun if the characters remain suspicious of one another. So please do not delete your post.

Looking forward to Thalambath,

Lili


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 20, 2010, 12:31:57 AM
You are thinking very nice things about each other!  :rolling:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 20, 2010, 01:47:55 AM
I like the idea and Lili IC, you did very well to shut Damien's mouth. :grin:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 20, 2010, 03:44:53 AM
I just read all the fighting you described - I never could have written suchthings. How do you know, what to do in such a case?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 20, 2010, 11:27:32 AM
Personally, I've done martial arts and a little bit of research on combat, so that goes into my writing when I do it. Things like momentum I find to be essential for conveying the combat realistically--the inertia and energy has to go somewhere, and fighters would learn how to use that.

It also comes down to experience. The more you do it (writing it), the better you get.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on October 20, 2010, 12:39:43 PM
Posted. Technically Dru wouldn't have wanted to give the 'briefing' while not trusting anyone, especially after what Damien said IC, but since it sounds like you all don't want the story to get held up I just glossed over it.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 21, 2010, 01:08:04 AM
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And I believe I’ve mastered tricks quite unknown to her. Like smiling.

I'll think I need to open a thread where I collect all this unbelievably good stuff! :D


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Damien Scar on October 21, 2010, 03:30:15 AM
Damien has to think a bit before he responds.

Great posts and a fantastic read.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 24, 2010, 09:03:21 PM
I just read all the fighting you described - I never could have written such things. How do you know, what to do in such a case?

To be honest, Talia, I don't know anything about fighting, or about writing fight scenes! I just wrote what I did because that was the situation my character was facing.

I think one difficulty with writing fight scenes is that if you describe action after detailed action, the scene rather quickly gets boring to read. One trick that I've seen professional writers use is to be relatively sparse with detail of the actions, but to spend plenty of time describing emotions & thoughts, context (how's the light in the room?), even memories, ... While you're doing that, the reader is on tenterhooks, craving to learn the outcome of the fight. So the key, I think, is not in the detailed account of how, say, the swordarm's muscles move, but in the creation of suspense. Not that I'm particularly good at that - but I'm trying!

I think one of the reasons that Altario's and Drustai's fight scene in Chapter 1 Part 3 turned out so marvellously suspenseful and colourful is that they spent lots of time describing the thoughts & motivations of their characters.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on October 24, 2010, 11:37:01 PM
Agreed.  I try to write not a tutorial on swordplay (though having watched many a sword and sandsals flick, plus researching online sword play does help), I try to write from an emotional standpoint.  I try to stress Altario's weaknesses, and in the fight with Dru, it was great to be able to have him come up against a superior foe, and to exploit him.

A superhero, to me, is boring to read about.  You care about characters who are not these infallible pillars, but those who one can identify with, and if you identify with the subject of the post, you put yourself in that situation and thus the experience becomes more visceral and exciting for you the reader.

The technical can't be wildly off, but it takes a back seat to the atmosphere.


EDIT:  BTW, I'm partially through my next post, and will be putting it up soon. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 25, 2010, 12:16:56 AM
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BTW, I'm partially through my next post, and will be putting it up soon.

Hurray!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 01, 2010, 04:43:42 AM
Life's still busy, Alt? I hope you're well!  :heart:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 11, 2010, 04:19:18 AM
Really good post, Damien! I enjoyed reading that.

And I hope you're recovering well.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on November 13, 2010, 03:49:56 AM
Thank you Lili, for the encouragement and I am recovering, slowly...lots of pain, so I take pain meds, which are pretty strong and put me to sleep or make me so "loopy" that I do not know what I am saying or writing most of the time. I am trying only to write now when I am not so doped up.

I read your post about how the fight scene between Altario and Drustai was so good because of the thoughts and emotions that were the catalysts for the action that occurred
and I tried to write more of how Damien felt. Thank you again for your encouragement.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on November 13, 2010, 03:27:09 PM
Altario seems to be missing. :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on November 14, 2010, 03:46:23 AM
I hope he is well and that work has just overwhelmed him and that he will be posting soon. Altario, my friend, I pray that you are well and hope that we hear from you soon.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 30, 2010, 04:07:57 AM
 :cry:

Does anyone know where Altario is? It's unlike him to disappear without notice. He hasn't even logged on for over two weeks, which is even more unlike him. Has anyone emailed him? If not, I'll do so. I just hope he is well, and is just taking a break from Santharia, or too busy to post.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on November 30, 2010, 04:16:17 AM
It is about the time of year his work picks up. Feel free to email him but he is also often on yahoo messenger.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 01, 2010, 05:16:26 PM
well, i'm back, and more or less still sane. Alt, hope things aren't too hectic. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Capher on December 03, 2010, 05:05:37 AM
Lili, perhaps you should try and contact Alt and make sure he is well and just overwhelmed with work to post.

If he is overwhelmed, is there a way to move things forward without him? Dru, do you know what Alt had in mind, since you seem to be the ones who set up the scene that is supposed to be in Thalambath?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 05, 2010, 05:48:09 AM
I've sent Altario an email and a PM.

Grallen - welcome back! I sneaked onto the NaNoWriMo website and saw that you have managed to write 50,000 words. Congratulations! Did you finish the story you set out to write? And, maybe more importantly, do you like what you wrote?


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 05, 2010, 09:10:31 PM
well i got to the end of the story, though it still needs a lot of work before it's any good. but i think i'll be worth it!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on December 09, 2010, 12:24:02 AM
I could potentially move it forward, yes. Though, this story centered around Altario, so I hope he rejoins us soon.

I'll look into moving forward without him, if he doesn't respond to Lili's e-mail/PM.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 11, 2010, 07:12:21 PM
No response yet.  :(


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on December 16, 2010, 09:40:15 PM
I'll post this weekend.

My apologies for my absence. 


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on December 20, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
Posted... if anyone cares. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on December 20, 2010, 04:36:05 PM
We care.

*hugs Alt*

Thanks for posting.

I hope things are getting better for you. :(



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on December 20, 2010, 07:57:40 PM
We very much care! good to see you're still around Alt, look after what free time you can get, you deserve it. ^w^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 23, 2010, 04:09:08 AM
It's good to see you back, Alt. How have you been? I was a bit worried, actually - I thought the diabetes might have got you again.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on December 23, 2010, 10:42:47 AM
It has been a factor.  Between long hours, including weekends, I haven't been taking care of myself as well as I should have, and it just added to the work-sleep-work ruetine I fell into.  Things should ease.  I had to cllean house at work, so I was very understaffed for awhile and was training, plus first inventory in years is coming up, am changing the entire warehouse, etc.... lots of boring stuff that just pulled me away for awhile.

TBH, I did not realize it had been so long until I looked at my last posts.  My apologies, again.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 24, 2010, 01:51:14 AM
I hope you'll be able to relax over the holiday break, then! Take it as slowly as you need, my friend.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on December 31, 2010, 01:54:59 PM
I know I let everyone down with my absence, so I'm asking for a roll call to see who we still have playing. :D  I promise not to disappear again.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on December 31, 2010, 05:55:43 PM
I'm still here - 'tis my destiny.

Won't be online much for the next three or four days, though.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on December 31, 2010, 10:22:04 PM
Toama is still around as well ^.^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 01, 2011, 12:02:59 AM
I'm still around, wouldn't miss it for the world. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 01, 2011, 12:10:36 AM
Ok, good to see. :)

Calling on Dru.  Kinda need her for Chapter Two.  That is her baby.  I'll send her a Yahoo message.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on January 04, 2011, 10:01:53 AM
I'm here, but due to holidays my time has been limited. I'm planning on getting to a post eventually.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 04, 2011, 07:16:16 PM
Hurray! I can't wait to sneak around in Thalambath!


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on January 13, 2011, 01:58:17 AM
Just FYI, Alt, but Dru is a high elf, not a dark elf. I've noticed you've called her a dark elf twice in your last few posts, so just wanted to clarify for you. :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 13, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
She's wearing dark clothes... she's an elf... Altario is a Remusian.= she's a dark elf.. black-hearted being that is being thrust upon him by malevolent gods with a bone to pick with him.

 :D  I know, Dru, but I'm writing from his perspective.  In time, I'll lose the dark elf references, but not yet.. she has to earn it yet. ;)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on January 13, 2011, 11:35:07 PM
Okay, wasn't sure if it was intentional or author-error. If it's intentional, that's fine by me. ^_^



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 26, 2011, 06:49:07 AM
Dear moderators,

I'm not sure what we're doing right now. Is there still something important to play out during the tavern conversation? For example, are we continuing to let our characters talk to allow important information to be revealed? Because if there's no reason to continue the tavern talk, maybe we could "cut" to a new scene, even a new day, starting the journey to Thalambath?

I  think sometimes it's better to jump over a stretch of time than feel obliged to describe every mundane detail (say, of journey preparations, etc.).

This is just an idea, which came to me because I realized that I don't really know what I could post, and wondered whether that's because Chapter 1.4 is basically finished.

Is it?  :)



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on January 26, 2011, 08:37:49 AM
We were waiting for Grallen to post, actually. Haven't seen her around. :(



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Irid alMenie on January 26, 2011, 04:44:46 PM
She's around. She answered a PM of mine not so long ago :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: grallen gast on January 26, 2011, 07:58:15 PM
Ack! I'm really sorry, got halfway through a reply post and was then sidetraked by exams and the like. getting something together right now. :)


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 27, 2011, 09:50:40 PM
Just glad to have you around, Grallen. :)  Good luck on the exams.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 07, 2011, 03:40:05 PM
OK, I'll make a post starting Chapter Two.  I'll make references to the wagon in the post.  I'll need a volunteer to drive the cart.  Perhaps we should ask for a new player to make up for those lost to us?  Driving the wagon would be a good excuse to have someone join us.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on February 07, 2011, 07:39:03 PM
Works for me, though I'd prefer that the newcomer be a male, considering the group's composition is almost entirely female now except for Altario.



Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 07, 2011, 09:36:42 PM
And sometimes I wonder about that.  Caught him trying on a pair of frilly pink undies... :buck:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on February 08, 2011, 07:23:34 PM
I would like to do a good bye post with Lori, could that be arranged? Maybe Ana'Mirl has provided you with a cart (no, it would not have hiding possibilities).

OK, she invites you all to breakfast before you start?

Just throwing ideas around.

What about, if the cart itself is build out of this precious wood? Maybe overpainted a bit, so that it looks different? And after the trip through the desert it is dusty anyway. Then we only have to explain, why there is no cart, when we leave Thalam'bath. Drustai, would the guards note that cart and ask for it, when we leave?

How far would we jump into the future? As all are eager to go to Thalam'bath soon, I propose to skip the journey itself and settle, say, a day before the town, start with the night camp?

Altario, if you don't mind, I would write some words about the voyage till there, describe the landscape etc, open the new thread. The farewell and voyage preparations could take place in the old one.

Btw, what time is it right now in that harbour tavern, did you all meet after you came back there, just a bit refreshed, or in the morning? Is it late enough, say 6 a clock in the morning, so that Lori could check in? That would end all your discussions!

A day for preparations, an evening meal with Ana'Mirl (not written out), then an early start next day (not written out either just a summary from any of us. ) ???


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on February 08, 2011, 09:51:25 PM
Feel free to post a goodbye post, Talia. :)  It was evening when they were meeting, but if you want to skip to a day or two later, in the morning, feel free.  Tie up loose ends in Chapter One.  Chapter TWo will be out on the trail,  And yes, I was going to post close to Thalambath, but not yet there, somewhat like our oasis scene on the way to Strata.


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on March 04, 2011, 01:05:40 AM
 :pet:


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Toama SorInyt on March 04, 2011, 01:06:20 AM
Sorry. Just letting you know that I'm still around and waiting for chapter two ^.^


Title: Re: Destiny OOC: Chapter One
Post by: Ílarolén'yliás (Drustai) on March 04, 2011, 07:25:45 PM
Same. Wasn't sure what we're waiting for?