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Welcome back - and fun build there!

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Welcome back, kb! And excellent build and story hook - I really like the dungeon you have created. It is has the right feel of ancient decay, while still looking inescapable!

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Thanks, guys :purrr:

And it would seem I'm just in time to join some serious ääkschn in the eastern waters of New Terra :excited:

@Captain Dee Maybe this time I'll even make it in time for your dinner party - if that dude makes it out of that dungeon first, I guess... But he'll be very hungry :grin:

55 minutes ago, Bregir said:

looking inescapable!

I'm afraid it's gonna take more than one deus ex machina to get him back home :laugh:

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Amazing build to announce your return :moar:

Very good stonework, details and the fall-back-in-the-wall-window :classic:

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KB is back! Welcome back!

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Hai hai,

After lurking for a good while, I've decided to stop lurking and join in! I've made a character based on an NPC in my D&D campaign, so it's a little different than anything I've seen here so far.
So I want to thank Bregir for letting me bounce some ideas on him to see if it were to fit within. And this is what I/we came up with in the end. Excuse the poor photography, I'm horrible at that stuff :P.
And yes, it's a rather long base story, but that's what you get when playing lots of D&D, and it's short for the usual things honestly... ^^

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Émilie de la Mer.

This story, is one of a peculiar history. However peculiar or not, this is the story of Émilie.
Especially since Émilie isn't just your normal woman, far from it, to be exact. 

Her father was just an ordinary sailor on board of an Oleon merchant. When one day the ship he was on
got sunk in a horrible storm. As sole survivor he driften on the open seas, without any rescue in sight.
Praying to Davy Jones he would see land again, as he would give everything in his life for that.

After days and days at sea, he heard a women singing. Desperately he rowed over there.
Upon arrival, he stumbled across a small island, with on it, a beautiful woman who made all his problems dissapear. 
Wether this is because of the prayers to Davy Jones or not, we don't know...
In the end, he actually got a daughter together with her. 
A daughter named Émilie.

Émilie isn't your typical girl, she never met her mother. Which was told to be a mermaid according to her father, whilst this might explain her amazing
capabilities of swimming even at open sea and her ability to hold her breath far, far longer than anyone normal. Even "communicate" with certain animals at sea.
However people were quick to dismiss this as the tales of deluded sailors and a traumatised child.
Especially since at the age of 15, her father got lost at sea, which made a huge impact on Émilie. He was allegedly captured by pirates.
She had decided to do whatever she could to find her father, and take down the pirates that took him...

Skipping forward to current day, to a 23 year old Émilie. 
Despite living her life mostly on the dry, she stays in touch with the sea as much as she can. Where she will regularily spent hours
upon hours at the beach or at the rotten pier near where she lives. Especially since this is locally known as the place where the Ferryman picks up
his passengers. As such, everyone avoids this place like the plague...

However she still does not have acess to a ship or crew, in order to hunt down her fathers captors. 
As such, she decided to go to Davy Jones himself to ask for a tribute. Only to find a bottled letter at the rotten pier.
Allegedly left by someone claiming to be the Ferryman.
The letter read: "I can't pick-up all my passengers myself around these lands, I need someone to help me collect the wandering souls. 
Become my Henchman, and I will grant you anything you need..."
 

BOBS Sigfig

 

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Really unique story! Well thought of intro, looking forward seeing more of you! Welcome to the Brick Seas!

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Welcome on board Thomas Waagenaar, it's very nice having new forces in our faction!
Your writing is very good, and don't worry at all about writing too much or photography... you will shape your style with time, everyone started with a little build and a quite blurred photo yours, by the way, is completely on focus). It's also very nice reading an "on the border" story, not completely paranormal but with "strange" elements.

A little suggestion... don't try to understand all the rules, especially the ones of the economic game system, immediately... at first just start building and creating your story, and only in a second time enter all the game dynamics! However, if you are into D&D, complex rules may not be a great issue!

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3 hours ago, Keymonus said:

Welcome on board Thomas Waagenaar, it's very nice having new forces in our faction!
Your writing is very good, and don't worry at all about writing too much or photography... you will shape your style with time, everyone started with a little build and a quite blurred photo yours, by the way, is completely on focus). It's also very nice reading an "on the border" story, not completely paranormal but with "strange" elements.

Haha, thanks! And yeah, that's what I've been going for ^^

And for the rules, well, I'll definitely just do free-builds for a while, who knows for the MRCA in the future. But so far they weren't too difficult compared to some of the D&D rules/wordings ;)

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Nice intro story, nice rotten pier and nice fig.

You are likely to play a Warlock, who made a pact with The Lurker in the Deep ? (I actually play a warlock pacted with the Raven Queen in DD5) :pir-tongue:

 

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2 hours ago, Professor Thaum said:

Nice intro story, nice rotten pier and nice fig.

You are likely to play a Warlock, who made a pact with The Lurker in the Deep ? (I actually play a warlock pacted with the Raven Queen in DD5) :pir-tongue:

 

Thanks! Glad you like the pier too, wanted to do more than just a simple picture of the fig ^^

She's actually just a simple homebrew human sorceress who can use spells of any class, but only water related ones :) 
No pact as of yet tho, because my PC's (I'm the DM) managed to convince her to join their party :laugh_hard:

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@Thomas Waagenaar

Welcome aboard, you are in the right faction.:pir_laugh2:

Interesting introductory story and nice build, can't wait to see the rest of her advanture. 

You've been added to our faction pm, I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.

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7 hours ago, Bodi said:

@Thomas Waagenaar

Welcome aboard, you are in the right faction.

Likewise, welcome! Although I wonder what the inquisition would have to say about such a situation. Pacts with Davy Jones and the Ferryman, relations with mermaids? These are not the actions of a good devout Oleonder. 

@Thomas Waagenaar will you make a more "active" version of your SigFig? I'm concerned that this one won't be able to move her head or legs...

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11 hours ago, Sir Kingston said:

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11 hours ago, Bodi said:

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2 hours ago, Ross Fisher said:

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Thanks guys! And yeah, I can't wait to slowly build her story further! :)

Regarding the active legs, I do have a plan to find more "battle ready" body/leg parts in the future (when I find a nice minifig to steal the body from :P). The dress is intended as a 'casual' dress to be worn at home/at land, when not expecting anything other
than slow movement/no action at all ^^

 

 

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Welcome, @Thomas Waagenaar! That's a great introduction and interesting character. One of the more unique background stories around here, I think.

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Posted (edited)

Welcome aboard @Thomas Waagenaar and what an interesting character/story!

Having played a bit of D&D in my younger age (dwarf fighter pew pew), I, too, think that you will find the economic system of the game quite simple/manageable. You can always ask anything at the "inner channel/PM" of our faction where you have been invited already) Still, money is secondary here while the storytelling is definitely something we tend to bring forth as means of shaping up BoBS universe and as a way to spark imagination and great builds.

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After some confusion, a uniformed officer from the Corlander Royal Navy arrives at the door of the RNTC headquarters in Kings Port, asking for an official representative of King Philip I. With him, he carries a sealed letter, for which he insists on a signature.

HMS Greyhound, Westface, 620

To representatives of his Royal Highness, King Philip I,

In the course of our due diligence in establishing connections to the Terraversan nation, we have uncovered evidence of a foreign power funding and arming rebels fighting against Terraversan independence! Everything points to Nola Mar being the epicenter of this insurgence, with the settlement having risen in arms. One of our officers has landed there to investigate, but has not been heard from since, adding to our concern. Unfortunately, we are not currently in possession of suitable evidence to allow us to approach Terraversan authorities directly.

I cannot stress enough the strategic importance of a free and independent Terraversa, located as it is as the gatekeeper to Terra Nova. Corrington is highly concerned that a foreign, and potentially hostile, power is contesting the control of the island, and will be endeavouring to preserve the independence of Terraversa. It is our belief that such concerns should be shared by Oleon. With Terraversa in enemy hands, Halos and Terra Nova will effectively be cut off for all but the most daring captains, with the potential disastrous effects on our great nations.

I have dispatched a similar note to the Eslandian representatives and trust that our shared strategic interests will form a solid basis on which to cooperate to preserve Terraversan independence and neutrality, and hence free navigation of the Brick Seas. 

At your service,
Don Isaac Montoya
Consul, Corrington

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28 minutes ago, Bregir said:

at the door of the RNTC headquarters

Ahhh, that's a shame. RNTC staff are all self-isolating and won't be back in the office for several months. They likely won't see this letter until it's too late. 

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2 hours ago, Ross Fisher said:

Ahhh, that's a shame. RNTC staff are all self-isolating and won't be back in the office for several months. They likely won't see this letter until it's too late. 

:iamded_lol::roflmao:

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3 hours ago, Bregir said:

After some confusion, a uniformed officer from the Corlander Royal Navy arrives at the door of the RNTC headquarters in Kings Port, asking for an official representative of King Philip I. With him, he carries a sealed letter, for which he insists on a signature.

HMS Greyhound, Westface, 620

To representatives of his Royal Highness, King Philip I,

In the course of our due diligence in establishing connections to the Terraversan nation, we have uncovered evidence of a foreign power funding and arming rebels fighting against Terraversan independence! Everything points to Nola Mar being the epicenter of this insurgence, with the settlement having risen in arms. One of our officers has landed there to investigate, but has not been heard from since, adding to our concern. Unfortunately, we are not currently in possession of suitable evidence to allow us to approach Terraversan authorities directly.

I cannot stress enough the strategic importance of a free and independent Terraversa, located as it is as the gatekeeper to Terra Nova. Corrington is highly concerned that a foreign, and potentially hostile, power is contesting the control of the island, and will be endeavouring to preserve the independence of Terraversa. It is our belief that such concerns should be shared by Oleon. With Terraversa in enemy hands, Halos and Terra Nova will effectively be cut off for all but the most daring captains, with the potential disastrous effects on our great nations.

I have dispatched a similar note to the Eslandian representatives and trust that our shared strategic interests will form a solid basis on which to cooperate to preserve Terraversan independence and neutrality, and hence free navigation of the Brick Seas. 

At your service,
Don Isaac Montoya
Consul, Corrington

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15 hours ago, Ross Fisher said:

Ahhh, that's a shame. RNTC staff are all self-isolating and won't be back in the office for several months. They likely won't see this letter until it's too late.

How very convenient :pir-wink:

It begs the question, though - too late for who...

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On 5/27/2020 at 9:01 AM, Bregir said:

After some confusion, a uniformed officer from the Corlander Royal Navy arrives at the door of the RNTC headquarters in Kings Port, asking for an official representative of King Philip I. With him, he carries a sealed letter, for which he insists on a signature.

HMS Greyhound, Westface, 620

To representatives of his Royal Highness, King Philip I,

In the course of our due diligence in establishing connections to the Terraversan nation, we have uncovered evidence of a foreign power funding and arming rebels fighting against Terraversan independence! Everything points to Nola Mar being the epicenter of this insurgence, with the settlement having risen in arms. One of our officers has landed there to investigate, but has not been heard from since, adding to our concern. Unfortunately, we are not currently in possession of suitable evidence to allow us to approach Terraversan authorities directly.

I cannot stress enough the strategic importance of a free and independent Terraversa, located as it is as the gatekeeper to Terra Nova. Corrington is highly concerned that a foreign, and potentially hostile, power is contesting the control of the island, and will be endeavouring to preserve the independence of Terraversa. It is our belief that such concerns should be shared by Oleon. With Terraversa in enemy hands, Halos and Terra Nova will effectively be cut off for all but the most daring captains, with the potential disastrous effects on our great nations.

I have dispatched a similar note to the Eslandian representatives and trust that our shared strategic interests will form a solid basis on which to cooperate to preserve Terraversan independence and neutrality, and hence free navigation of the Brick Seas. 

At your service,
Don Isaac Montoya
Consul, Corrington

Dear Consul Montoya,

On behalf of His Most Sacred Majesty, we thank you for bringing this troubling matter to our attention. We view Terraversa with much the same importance as you, and it is reassuring to know your government is seeking to develop a consensus on this issue. We are no strangers to troubles in Terraversa with our own officials and property suffering much ridicule and abuse in Kings Port, but your accusations clearly go far beyond that.

Our operations in Terraversa are of a mercantile nature, and we lack the developed intelligence network your operatives have been so diligent in establishing. As such, bearing this in mind, I fear we have little to add to your allegations at this time, but that is not to say we are uninterested in this matter. Rather, allow us to put before you the opportunity to meet with officials of the Most Sacred Crown of Oleon in Lavalette. It is our sincere desire you should accept this offer and use this opportunity to present your evidence and proposed actions to resolve the current situation.

Vive le Roi!

Henri Hollande
Agent de la Compagnie Royale de la Nouvelle Terre 

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@Captain Genaro

Monsieur Hollande,

I regret to inform you that I am not at liberty to leave Terraversa at the current state of affairs, nor in possession of a suitable representative to despatch for Lavalette, which, as you are no doubt aware, is many days of sail from where.

You shall be the first to know, should my situation change. For now, any discussions will have to be conducted on Terraversan soil. I hope you will understand this imperative.

At your service,
Don Isaac Montoya
Consul, Corrington

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