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Shan Gutarus
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« on: June 10, 2005, 11:57:22 AM »

Just a heads up that I'll be starting the new chapter shortly. Also, some CD's and Contact info has been deleted from their threads so if you can repost whatever is missing ASAP, that'd be great (be sure to see the CD reposting details in the main OOC).

Previously on Shadows at Midnight….

Paladia, Terra, Dominic Waiting at the edge of the forest just beyond the lumberjack’s cottage, devising a plan to get in. Four archers on the roof and unknown number of armed men within. Spy in the trees among them unknown to the group. Dominic just mentioned the presence of an attic just to the left of the back door where it would be very likely for Isa to be held captive.

Isaraldor Hiding under the stairs in the cottage, awaiting rescue. One dead guard on the floor.

Herald, Kaelan, Shanvorin, Pellegra Mercenaries, Cole and Brent are subdued outside, though growing restless. Pellegra is baking cinnamon buns inside. Herald should be somewhere in the main room of the cottage near her. Shanvorin is at the door, investigating the baking and Kaelan is watching the cat. We need a brainstorm for this right now. Do you guys want to go into town to investigate?

Illix, Darien You two crazy kids are canoodling near the inn.

@ Dar You’re going to have to repost any NPC summaries you made for me in the NPC thread. I’ll unlock it.

Also, do we want to open the story for more players? Just one or two

Edited by: Shan Gutarus at: 6/10/05 4:11
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 06:59:22 PM »

Ummm.... Dunno. At this point, Kaelan's been asked to watch the prisoners, and, soldier-like, that's what he's gonna do, unless you can give us one good reason...

Why do you ask?

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Luca the Thief
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005, 01:57:22 PM »

I managed to get some of the lost Chapter 3 courtesy Manik's revolutionary discovery. Some posts are still missing, but it's something:

Paladia

Paladia led them through the brush until they stopped finally in the thinning edge of the wooded area, not far from a small house with a hefty supply of firewood stacked at an angle along one side. A man around the back was resting on a short stool whittling at a peice of wood while a thick peice of hobbitweed was soothingly packed between his bottom lip and teeth. Smoke lightly curled up from the tiny smokestack and nothing seemed particularily out of order.

Dominic huffed up behind Paladia, now panting and the fiery red of his beard was damp with sweat. "The tracks....they lead....here?" he staggered between breaths. The sailor sighed and looked to Terra and seemed to straighten all of a sudden, though is chest still heaved with each breath. "That can't be right," he continued, "This is Stephen's house...he doesn't do nothing but cut would for us, he wouldn't go about housing---" Dominic cut himself off as the man with the snuff spit masterfully and turned to go back inside. Reaching behind him, the man heaved a large sword up and reattached the menacing weapon onto his belt and moved on inside.

"Right....a woodcutter's house no longer," Pally muttered, inspecting the area. The lumberjack's wagon for delivering wood was looking very unused on the front lawn. "When was the last time anybody ever saw him?" Dominic could only shake his head.

"I've been out of town for the past month and half that. I wouldn't know. The old boy never really did leave his house much, kept to himself, you know?"

Terra

Despite the effort of keeping up with Paladia, Terra was not nearly as winded as Dominic, though she was breathing heavier. Terra listened intently to Dominic and Paladia as they discussed the small house, as she also appraised the house, and watched the big man go inside. When Dominic and Paladia had finished Terra glanced to Paladia, and then back to the small house.

"Well, I am guessing we will have to fight him out. There must be at least two men in there, and with what I have seen of the happenings around this village, I doubt they are just going to turn the mage over because we asked them to."

Terra then turned to Dominic who seemed to know a lot about the area and may know some details about this small house that would be handy as well.

"Do you know anything about this house its self? Where do you think they would be keeping the mage?"


Darien

ZERIGRON:

Hidden between the leaves he watched the people move… Hearing every word spoken by them. If they could only know what kind of ambush it was awaiting for them. Not 2 men. More like 15 men. Including Bolthor and Radirez. Darién had ordered them to await in a ambush guarding the woodcutters house that was now more like a small fortress… They could’ve slain 20 men before even losing the element of surprise… And then they appear with only 3 people? “This must be a damn joke” Where Zherigron’s thoughts. And he slowly continued dipping his arrows in the fierce poison to fire off any fatal shots. From his height he could also see the 4 archers still located at the roof. And he wondered where Radirez his men where hidden.

Paladia

"Do you know anything about this house its self? Where do you think they would be keeping the mage?"

Dom stood for a moment, scratching at his face through the coarse bristle of his beard. "I've lived in this town my whole life and since I was old enough to spot a pretty girl, I've been sailing. Granted, when I was a strapping young lad, I used to help rebuild Old Grammon's old house. The elder fellow watched us boys like hawks he did, as we built. Hard work for a young guy it was, out in the sun--" Dominic took a cue from Paladia who was staring at him, not looking too impressed. "Anyway, the plans he gave us were old. I mean old. Could barely read them. Same layout as most the other houses around here, really. I guess it's just what worked, so people stuck with it." Paladia was glaring now and the sailor cleared his throat. "What I'm getting at is that there's a chance, and a chance I mean, that there's a stair just by that back door there leading up to an attic or loft. It's none big for a room or nothing, but you could sit a few men up there though not so good comfortable."

Paladia nodded. "It's not much, but I guess it will have to do. And if that's all we know other than what we can see with our own eyes, then we just make do." The set up and numbers were so much different than what Pally was used to. Her training in the sense of group versus group had always been on the defensive; taking care of intruders. Never the offensive. She stared at what they could see. Four archers, on the roof. Not a big deal. The distance was nothing Pally couldn't handle. She just had to be quick and good enough so not to give them a chance to return fire or, should she get her hopes up, alert the others. And Paladia's skill with a bow was nothing to be underestimated, she thought with pride, twanging at her bow string in thought.

The numbers of the armed men was something she wasn't so sure about. She assumed there would be a good group inside the small cottage. Having seen both Terra and Dominic from the corner of her eye in battle, she figured the both of them capable of handling their fair share. But would it be enough?

They were all looking at her. Sweat beaded on her brow in thought. "If there are too many armed men, they'll get hurt. Will they listen to me? They want to listen to me. Why do they want to listen to me?" she thought, her fingernail clicking at the bow string. Paladia bit her lip and looked up at them. "But I need that mage"

"Okay...I think, if I can take the archers out quickly we might be okay with the others. I should hope I could take them out silently, but it would be hard," Pally silenced, waiting for their reaction. A little bit inside of her wanted one of the others to come up with a better idea. To tell her what to do

Kaelan
OOC: Will be hard to post for an regularly for an indefinite amount of time.

Kaelan, out of sheer curiousity, watches the big cat step toward the building, and follows it, at a fair distance. Something about the smell of someone baking... something, he'd had little experience with this kind of thing first-hand, although he'd smelled this before, intrigued the creature, who seemed tame enough. Kaelan moves closer, but not within reach of the creature.


Terra
Terra listens intently to Dominic's story, though Paladia did not seem all that impressed. Terra knew that such details so long passed must be difficult to recall at will, and so decides to let him work through it, and search his memory aloud for the details he is trying to recall. Finally he manages to remember that there may be a set of stairs by the back door that leads to an attic or loft. It is not so much the possibility of the stairs that sticks to her mind, though that very well may be where they are keeping the mage, it is the possibility of the back door if he wasn't. Paladia seems uncertain, and so Terra decide to speak up.

"I don't like how lightly guarded it seems from here, it's just does not seem right some how. Had this house been along a more busy route I could see them trying to stay out of sight, but this woodcutter does not seem the type to have such travel near his house. I would suspect that the apparently light guard is meant to draw us into some sort of a trap. We have gotten ourselves in Atreyk's way, he is likely trying to remove us as an obstacle to whatever agenda he has, and knows we will not allow. The mage was likely convenient bait for a trap."

Terra pauses to think for a moment, then continues.

"I think its best to come at the house from behind, and with any luck we may be able to catch any men waiting for us by surprise. Dominic, if those stairs are there, do you thing you can handle any men that may be up in that loft? I will be no good at fighting in such a tight space as you described, and that would leave us to handle anyone on the main level."

*OOC* Pally, I don't think we are supposed to know about the archers yet. But when they do come into play leave one for me. I have plans as discussed in IRC for one, and shooting him with an arrow will just add insult to insulting injury.


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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005, 01:08:22 PM »

YAY! My kanoodling hath returned!

Also, I wouldn't be opposed to letting more people in, as long as we hurry up and get to the damn pirates!

And dar hurries up and posts so I can get my pants back. Pants are an important thing to have when around pirates. weapons too, but most definitely pants.

Soon my enemies will be consumed by flame...

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2005, 01:15:22 PM »

LOL Terra has dealt with Pirates before. Then again its not all that hard when they think you are a witch and that there is a Chasm Demon running around their ship.



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Darien Gulath
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2005, 01:35:22 AM »

It's not very save to be around Darién without pants either.... :p  I'l post a.s.a.p.

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Paladia Entonei
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2005, 04:12:22 PM »

Just a note, Terra. You can choose when you and Dom charge in whenever you wish during the happenings in my post. I just got the shots out of the way now so it wouldn't be a four-part series of pulling back and letting go.

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2005, 02:37:22 PM »

Um... should chapter 3 and the last OOC be closed now? Or are people still posting there?

Soon my enemies will be consumed by flame...

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Luca the Thief
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2005, 04:09:22 PM »

I'll just close them for now to avoid confusion, though I highly suggest reading back for reference.


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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2005, 12:25:22 PM »

...

Where
is
Darien
and
why
hasn't
he
posted
yet
?!

I
want
my
pants
and
weapons
back
dammit
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I
won't
stop
talking
like
this
until
he
posts
so
there
.

Soon my enemies will be consumed by flame...

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2005, 11:49:22 PM »

Just curious as to how Erian is going to enter the story.  

Erian Melor

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Shan Gutarus
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2005, 02:43:22 AM »

Well, you know your character best. I intend on sending Herald, Kaelan, Shan and Cole(NPC) into town to do a little information gathering. Can you think of a reason why Erian would be in the town of Nepris?

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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2005, 11:55:22 PM »

1. Does Nepris have a tavern? If it does then Erian could be singing at the tavern to earn a little extra gold.

OR


2. Erian could have heard rumors of a great warrior that lived near Nepris. He is constantly searching for a warrior greater than himself who can grant him an honorable death.

OR


3. Erian could have heard rumors of a woman who was being held captive by bandits, once again near Nepris. He would risk everything to save a woman from death.

Though, I doubt Erian would be eager to join a group of three men and a large cat. It is possible that he would join them if they faced a formidable foe; he would join a quest if he is not likely to survive it.

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2005, 03:44:22 AM »

*Grins*

You will never get you pants back!

And you  better think up something because your Illix is about to loze even more clother! Heh heh. And also for the sake of not turning the story into a adult-only you'd better think up somethin quick!

Oh and i also took the liberty to play my Npc's in the heat of battle.


Hmmm How about a hit and run action, Isa rescuaded, chase and a final showdown near the inn? ( whe'l see where it leads, But the woodcutters house is a awful dangerous area for only 3 pathethic heroes :p  ) You are facing MY npc's here people!... That's not just eggs and donkey!!!!

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Luca the Thief
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2005, 06:35:22 AM »

Darien, with all due respect, I would like to control the nameless NPCs for battle and story reasons. If I had used one of the more predominant NPCs I would have mentioned it, so I've edited your post accordingly. You can still play the other few you have named.


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