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  1. FRAGO #001- Off Roading MAP NAME: STUDICA GRID: F3 - G3 Captain Beeze and his crew were pulled off of their checkpoint duty to investigate a nearby anomaly. With the recent news breaking on the missing drones from Spriznulo, multiple nations have organized searches and Filace is no different. Being a COAC Ally of Spriznulo is one thing and they will get the drone returned to them if we find it, but command is expecting a detailed study and analysis of the drone before it is returned. The team was relieved to be doing something instead of standing around waiting for the war to come to them. Command had received reports of a radar anomaly in the area and figured the team was close enough with their mobile radar site to check it out. Once they found a good elevation, they settled in and deployed small UAV, a comm relay, and turned on their radar site. The team sat until dusk when they finally got a hit. They packed up their gear. ] And headed out on their way vowing to return for the radar site.
  2. The Darker Side of Life Map Name: Studica Grid: H3 Throughout northern Briolui, scattered oil derricks and pump stations litter the arid lands providing the country with the fuel it needs to carry on. Jack: What do you make of all this? Chris: What, you mean us being here? Jack: Yeah, what do you think of our assignment. Chris: Well I'm bored sir. I'd prefer to be headed off to the front if I'm being honest. Jack: I got news for you kid, you're on the front lines. Any day now tanks might come rolling across the plains over there, or planes might come over the mountains. Keep your head on a swivel. Chris: Is this a delivery coming in? Jack: Yeah. He's here all the time hauling huge crates with his tiny tractor. Jack: Good Evening Abjan. Abjan: Good Evening my friends. Jack: A little late for a shipment tonight, no? Abjan: I don't ask these questions. With a war coming it, only makes sense that oil production will increase. They call me to drive you barrels, so I drive them. Jack: Okay, bring em in. Chris: *Whispering* You're not gonna check the truck first? Jack: No, we checked his truck for months. All it did was slow down production and waste our time. Besides, old Abjan is nothing to worry about. He's a relic of an old tribe who used to live up here in the North. For a long time they had a lot of influence in the area until they got cozy with some rebels. His family was killed years ago in a raid by our forces into his village looking for rebels. They were caught in the crossfire. I feel bad for him really. His business was ruined, he used to have one of the largest farms in the village. The old man barely scrapes by and lives alone to himself. Abjan: Hello George. George: Abjan. What are you doing here so late. Abjan: I don't ask these questions. They send me to deliver barrels, so I deliver them. George: I understand but, we just got them this morning. We don't even have anywhere to put them. George: I'm gonna go call this in and see why they sent you. Abjan: Do not make me use this George. I don't want to, but I will. If you stay out of our way, you won't get hurt. George: "Our" way? Abjan: We are here to take back what is ours. Abjan: For too long our people have stood by having our lands taken out from under us and our families killed by your government. We have laid down for too long and now with the support of your enemies, we finally have an opportunity to stand. Abjan: My men are redirecting your pump station to send the oil down the old pipeline which runs under our village. I have trucks coming to lock this station down. George: Just kill me now. Don't draw this out. Abjan: George, my friend. We are not going to kill you. You are one of the few with a brain, like Jack. You show respect to our people and know that your just our guests. No you are being spared to send a message to your government that we are through being walked on. They are going to be so tied down in their war, they won't have time to fight us too. MEANWHILE Jack: Something is wrong here. Chris: Huh? Jack: He's never here this long. I'm going to see why George isn't answering his radio. Abjan: GO! GO! Don't let them over here. Stop them! Jack: What the......
  3. [GBW] - Supporting the war effort- EROTEMA – Give your blood for your country Doctor Smith, whom we met in the first Side Mission, is in his desk room again. As responsible of one of the many Public Health Centers in EROTEMA, he realizes that his blood reserves are low. And there is a possible war soon… So, immediately, the National Channel, in the Night News Report, decides to spread the need of blood and the blood donation campaign reaches everybody. The next morning he has a meeting with two friends, the scientist we also met in the first Side Mission. They speak about using mother cells to have more blood available, not only for Erotema, but also for other allies and countries under the occupation of the RON. And many come to donate blood. As you probably know, the requirements to donate blood are age and good health. However, sometimes people over age goes because their feel to help the country are beyond their physical condition. Here you can see the blood donation room and a few more donors. Enjoy!
  4. The five chosen heroes gather at the docks and are hailed by a man in Bonaparte garb. The Heroes Althior Emorith, The Dragonslayer (K-Nut) 36 years old male (undead) human Prophet Level 56.6 *Clairvoyance* *Glossolalia* *Intimidation* *Permanently Transcended and Hastened* *Immune to Petrified, Cursed, Bound, and Slowed* *Absorbs Earth* *Immune to Ice and Darkness* Power: 91 (56+35) (Spellpower: 106 (56+35+15) Defense: 10 (5+5) Health: 88/88 (5+56+15+1+1+5+5) Ether: 105/105 (5+56+15+10+15+2+2) Gold: 4094 GP: 14 Equipment: Mythril Scepter of Divine Affinity (WP:35, Has ⅙ chance to deal cursed effect on successful spells and ⅙ chance to deal blessed effect on successful healing, staff), Gloves of the Aspirant Zieg-Friend (Spellpower +5, Max Ether +5; suitable to those with reputation with the Ziegfrieds only, if reputation is great, values doubled, if reputation is outstanding, values tripled; handwear), Winged Sandals (protects from bound and slowed effects, footwear), Garuda Wings (Makes the user permanently hastened; Power +50 to winged warriors; backwear), Coat Hanger (allows wearing a second bodywear artifact regardless of the amount limit for artifacts; accessory), Robe of the Seneschal (SP:5; wearer absorbs earth-elemental damage and is immune to petrified, ice, and darkness elemental damage; suitable to clerics, mages, chi monks, necromancers, scholars, and weather mages; bodywear), Robes of Illumination (SP: 5, +10 Max Ether, wearer is permanently transcended, suitable to prophets; bodywear), The Black Hat (wearer is immune to cursed, grants Intimidation) Inventory: Weapons: Staff of the Supreme Necromancer (WP:25; damages undead; +5 level to raised undead; suitable to necromancers; staff), Boon Rod (WP:22; healing is guaranteed to restore health at least equal to WP at cost of one ether; staff, suitable to clerics), Scorching Staff (WP:20; attacks and fire elemental spells deal blinded; fire elemental staff), Doom Axe (WP:19, has 1/6 chance to cause doomed; axe), Bone Saw (WP:17, causes weakened and fragile to humanoids, beasts, vermin and flying enemies; longsword), Artifacts: Lieutenant's Helm (SP:3, protects from fragile; headwear), Feathered Hat (Max Health +4; a consumable item named 'feather' can be stored in the hat and used without spending a turn during battles; comes equipped with [Feather of Lithe]; headgear), Pink Ribbon (Max Ether +3, grants immunity to sealed, afraid, and doomed; accessory), Lens of Speed Reading (allows one scroll to be used per round in addition to a normal action, suitable for classes that have ether; accessory), Medal of Glory (Wearer earns triple experience; accessory), Counterstrike Gloves (if the wearer is damaged by a free hit, they counter with strength equal to their level; handwear), Warlord’s Helmet (SP:5, healing through ether in a battle encourages targets as well, suitable to clerics and chi monks; headwear) Spell Items: Ruby (Fire), 2x Aquamarine (Water), Garnet (Earth), Sapphire (Wind), Opal (Ice), Topaz (Lightning), Emerald (Wood), Diamond (Light), Amethyst (Darkness), Ethereal Amethyst (Darkness, deals blinded) Scroll of Frailty (Enables casting the fragile-effect to the target, causing it to take double damage for the next three rounds. Each casting has a 50/50 chance of success and costs 1 ether.), Scroll of Love (Enables casting the enamored-effect to the target, making it unable to damage the caster for three rounds. Each casting has a 50/50 chance of success and costs 1 ether.), Scroll of Luck (Enables casting the lucky-effect to the target for one battle. Each casting has a 50/50 chance and costs 10 ether.), Begone With The Winds (Grants the holder access to the Weather Mage expert job class upon reaching Level 30), Geode Consumables: 3 Potions, 10 Grand Potions, Greater Potion (Restores 50 health to the target.), 6 Tonics, 4 Grand Tonics, 4 Ether Cores, 6 Remedies, 2 Elixirs, Phoenix Incense, 9 Meads, 5 Nostrums, Smoke Bomb, Rudra Bomb, Venom, Garnet Lamp of Summoning, Skeleton Decoy, Feather of Lithe (Makes the user nimble for three rounds), Feather of Flight (Allows the user to flee from the battle when used.), 2 Milks (restores 15 health and 15 ether upon consumption), Cup of Asmodeus (Max. health +6 but power -6 when merged into an artifact at a smithy.), Pumpkin Bomb (Causes stunned-, poisoned by 1-, asleep-, blinded-, sealed- and confused-effects to all opponents when used.) Tools etc.: Bedroll, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass, 4 Bones, Deaddy Bear (Causes 45 damage and doomed but has 1/6 chance to break whenever used), Sauce Pan (Tool; Can be used with a Potion, outside of battle, once per quest to restore full HP), Cornucopia (increases the holder's gold by 25% at the end of each quest) John 'Heckz' Brutenhal, the Ghostbuster, the Super Sleuth, the School Inspector and the Matchmaker (Cutcobra) 32 year old male human Harlot *Immune to Poisoned* *Immune to Free Hits unless last hero standing* *False* Level 30 Power: 42 (30+12) Defense: 2 Health: 37/37 (5+29+4) Ether: 46/46 (5+29+1+5+1+5) Gold: 2574 Equipment: Solemn Dagger (WP: 12, darkness-elemental dagger, 1/2 chance of causing sealed), Harlot's Outfit (SP: 2, immune to poisoned; suitable for Witches, Sorcerers and Harlots; bodywear/footwear), False Lips (Rolling Pleasure House and KISS AND MAKE UP causes poisoned by 5 in addition to other effects, suitable for harlots only, accessory.), Buffoon's Hat (Prevents anyone from taking the wearer seriously; protects from Free Hits unless the wearer is the last hero standing; headwear), Inventory: Weapons: Weatherfax Broom (WP:25, makes weather forecasts instant instead of being applied at the end of the round, broomstick), Rawr (WP:9, dagger), Wand (WP:5; suitable for mages, necromancers and scholars.), Bone Whip (WP:9, damages undead, whip), Assassin’s Crossbow (WP:4, each successful assassination increases WP by one permanently; suitable to assassins; crossbow), Torn Whip (WP: 7; Has a 1/2 chance of causing afraid on attacks; suitable for rogues, artisans, beast warriors, harlots, marauders and necromancers.) Artifacts: Cloak of Blood Magic (+5 ether, attacks made with darkness magic cause weakened; suitable for mages, necromancers and chi monks; bodywear), Magician's Gloves (Spellpower +10; suitable for mages; handwear), Venomari Helmet (SP:2, absorb poison as health; helmet), Bad Luck Charm (Makes the sorcerer’s spells - including Razzmatazz and Sleight of Hand - cause an additional jinxed-effect, increasing their ether cost by 1; suitable for sorcerers; accessory), Watt's Artifact (Makes the user’s attacks and spells three times more effective against demons; accessory), Robe Of The Archmagi (SP:3, Max. Ether + 5, immune to sealed; bodywear) Rich Man's Shirt (suitable for anyone, +5HP, +10 ether; bodywear), Rich man's trousers (suitable for anyone, immune to Jinxed and Bound; footwear) Spell Items: Opal (Ice), Garnet (Earth), Amethyst (Darkness), Aquamarine (Water) Consumables: 3x Remedy, 5x Mead, 3x Nostrum, 4x Smelling Salt, 2x Tonic, 2x Phoenix Essence, Danab's Apple (Revives all fallen party members, restores full health and ether to the whole party and removes all negative effects from them; consumable), Soma, Poison Bomb, Seal Bomb, Smoke Bomb, 2x Deadly Venom, 7 Bones, Forbidden Apple (has a half chance of causing blinded or transcended to the user), Tools, etc: Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass, Telescope, Magic Compass, Blue Jelly, "Fifty Shades of Bley" (Grants access to Harlot), "Begone With the Winds" (Grants access to Weather Mage), Black Market Insignia (Allows the owner to seek out a black market dealer from any city they visit on a quest, as decided by the QM.), Vindicator's Seal (Grants access to the Vindicator expert job class; cannot be given away) Siercon (Siercon and Coral) Male, Wraith (Visual appearance of hollow black smoke in human form.) Level 25.33 Battlemage (Darkness to all Attacks; Immune to Darkness, Asleep) Power: 42 (25 levels + WP 17) Defense: 9 (Dark Phibbian Cloak +5, Robes +4) Health: 38/38 (5 base + 24 lvl + 5 class + 4 robes) Ether: 31/31 (5 base + 24 lvl + 1 class) Gold: 374 Equipment: -Dark Phibbian Cloak (SP:5, Adds Darkness-element to attacks and protects from darkness, suitable for magic users, body wear, Immune to Sleep,) -Telethia's Robes (black robes that Telethia wore into battle. SP: 4, Max HP +4, backwear.) -Immortal Essence (+1 power for every enemy still standing. Accesory.) -Giant Spear (WP:17, causes Bleeding 5, Hollow upgrade [Potion Stored]) Gems: Topaz (Lightning), Diamond (Light), Ruby (Fire), Emerald (Wood), Sapphire (Wind) Bombs: 7x Bone (Distracts monster for 1 turn when thrown) Consumables: 3 Remedies, 1 Tonic, Everlasting Venom (Adds Poisoned +10 effect to one weapon permanently; consumable) Mead, smelling salts, Nostrum, Skeleton Decoy, Venom, Feather of White (Allows the user to hide for up to three rounds, avoiding Free Hits. The effect ends if the user targets an enemy, Consumable) Inventory: Scroll of Magic Disguise, Crystow Feather (half damage from Electric and Flying type enemies, accessory), Sylvania's Cowl (Artifact, Head Wear, Animal Talk) Tools: Magic Compass, Shovel, Magnifying Glass, Decamodifier For Sale: (Message if interested): Hood of the Dark Druid (wearer absorbs Wood- and Darkness-elemental damage; headwear, suitable for druids only), Sanctified Rito Spear, (WP:4, doubled against Flying enemies, Hollow upgrade [Potion Stored]), Mithril Shard (1/4 of a piece of Mithrl), Decamon: 3x Mud Frog (Rock 2), 3x Carrion Squirrel (Dark 1), 2x Woodwose (Plant 7), Treant (Plant 9), 2x Unicorn (Luminous 5), Will-o'-Wisp (Fiery 1), Glow Worm (Luminous 1) Quest: (Good Rep: Shadeaux, Rito, Bonapartes); 1 Feather from each of these Eschaton's Generals: Telethia, Glaz, and Charon's Black archangel wings. Glory Points: 151 Darksten (Comrade Commander) **Immune to poisoned, bleeding, cursed, jinxed, blinded and afraid** 36 year old male human Assassin Level 25 Power Bonus: 0 Health: 42/42 (6 [base health] + 26 [level] + 5 [advanced class] + 1 [drumstick] + 5 [raw meat] + 1 [Quest #153 Reward]) Defense: 3 Gold: 2187 GP: 46 Equipment: Composite Bow (WP:11, ignores defense, bow, -1 poisoned *1 battle*), Sand Worm Hide (SP: 2, bodywear), Safety Blanket (SP:1, protects from Afraid, backwear), Tribal Amulet (Wearer is immune to poisoned, bleeding, cursed, jinxed, and blinded; suitable to barbarians, rangers, beast warriors; accessory) Inventory: Weapons: Spider String Bow (WP: 4, darkness-elemental bow), Crossbow (WP:6), Fang Dagger (WP:5, deals double damage to beasts; dagger), Pongcanis Crossbow (WP:8, crossbow)(loaned from Matthias), Rusty Dagger (WP: 2, Poisoned -2) Artifacts: Vampire Cape (Halves damage from undead enemies; backwear) Spell Items: N/A Consumables: 5x Potion, 5x Grand Potion, Health Core, 4x Remedy, Elixir, 2x Phoenix Essence, 1x Smelling Salt, 5x Mead, 3x Nostrum, Soma, Ambrosia, Root Beer (Restores 10 health, or can be used as a bomb against undead enemies for 20 damage. The Root Beer does not affect non-undead enemies), Aeolus Bomb, Neptune Bomb, Floral Bomb, x1 Lightning Bomb, Smoke Bomb, 6x Venom, Deadly Venom, 5x Bone, Gold Ring (worth 15 gold; can be given to someone to make them enamored with the giver), 4x Shattering Arrow (Lowers Enemy SP by 5, suitable for classes with bows and crossbows) Tools: Bedroll, Pickaxe, Shovel, Magnifying Glass, Telescope Annienal Anavir (Kintobor) "20" year old elven female *Bonaparte Reputation* *Immune to Sudden Death, and Fragile. Immune to Earth* *Takes Half Damage from Elemental Attacks* Level 20 Mystic Knight Defense: 20 (9+5+3+3 Health: 34/34 Ether: 23/23 Gold: 104 Equipment: Hollow Flagpole (WP:11, +3 SP to the whole party whenever equipped, Hollow (Grand Potion), lance), Crescent Shield (SP:9, Halved Damage from Elemental Attacks, shield), Heavy Armour (SP: 5, immunity to fragile, body wear, suitable for barbarians, knights, dragoons, skirmishers, regulators, and vindicators), Lethauros Fellwings (SP: 3, wearer is immune to sudden death, back wear), Locustoid Greaves (Max Ether +4, immune to Earth elemental attacks, footwear, suitable for ether users) Inventory: Bonaparte Cutlass (WP:11, doubled if the user has reputation with the Bonapartes: longsword), Ammit (WP: 6, user gains 5 ether on kills, great sword), Anointed Gladius (WP: 8, deals damage to undead, great sword), Sanctified Rito Longsword (WP: 4, hits doubled against flying enemies, longsword), Gnarled Wand (WP: 7, Wood elemental, wand), Training Sword (WP: 4, longsword), Sharks Tooth (Power increased by 5 when attacking an aquatic enemy, accessory), Tridentian Cape (Max ether +3, protects from the blind effect, back wear, suitable for mages, clerics, necromancers, and scholars), Tobacco Pouch (1/2 chance to blind enemies with attacks, accessory), Cauldrons (SP: 2, accessory, suitable for knights, dragoons, and skirmishers), Lethauros Mask (SP: 2, wearer deals double damage to beasts and vermin, headwear, suitable for everyone), Tapshoes (Has a 1/6 chance of dealing the enamoured effect on each attack, Footwear), Captains Leather Helm (Provides immunity to stunned, blinded, and sealed, headwear, suitable for cannoneers, Rangers, Rogues, and Marauders), Ring of Hopeful True Love (Max. Ether +3; immunity to enamoured and fire, suitable for Annienal), Heavy Armour #2 (SP: 5, immunity to fragile, body wear, suitable for barbarians, knights, dragoons, skirmishers, regulators, and vindicators) Emerald (Wood), Sapphire (Wind), Aquamarine (Water), Amethyst (Darkness), Topaz (Lightning), Ruby (Fire), Mythril Shard Consumables: 2x Potions, Grand Potion, Tonic, Grand Tonic, 4x Remedies, Venom, Smoke Bomb, Fire Bomb, Bedroll, Shovel, Telescope, Pickaxe, 4x Depleted Ether Cores (Restores half of users Ether upon consumption), Wine from the Vine (Consumable, restores full health and confuses consumer), Tiger Balm, Phoenix Essence, 2x Dragon Scale (grants lucky and blessed effects when consumed) Scrolls: Scroll of Fire Warding (1/2 chance to make target immune to fire elemental attacks for the duration of one battle. Costs 1 ether per casting.), Scroll of Ice Warding (1/2 chance to make target immune to ice elemental attacks for the duration of one battle. Costs 1 ether per casting.), Scroll of Water Warding (1/2 chance to make target immune to water elemental attacks for the duration of one battle. Costs 1 ether per casting.), Scroll of Wood Warding (1/2 chance to make target immune to wood elemental attacks for the duration of one battle. Costs 1 ether per casting.), Lapis Lamp of Summoning (Summons djinn Mayrene to conjure an etherial barrier around the target at the cost of 5 ether, giving them a 50/50 chance to avoid Damage, Free Hits, and Special Damage. The barrier dissipates when the target takes damage from any source.) Roleplay: Underdeveloped Organ (A curious organ from the felled dragon Lethauros.) "Good to see you again, Darksten," says the man as he nods to the party's assassin. "For the rest of you, I'm Captain Lane Pierce. I'm supposed to ferry you over to Fort Bonaparte soon as you're ready."
  5. Side Build 2 - Troop Build Up Map Name: Studica Grid H2 A crack team of Commandos operating along the North Eastern Border between of Filace and Briolui has setup and FOB in the jungle for future troop reinforcements. With the help of the locals, the team established the small basics for a base, but much work still needs to be done. The area is remote and would make no sense for either side to commit a lot of forces to as the jungle is so dense, they would have casualties just moving through it. The commando team is about to be relieved by team of regular army troops coming. Hawkins: ...... so that was the first time my girlfriend eve.. Blaine: I DON'T WANNA HEAR YOUR BS GIRLFRIEND JOKES ANYMORE HAWKINS! Hawkins: Not all of us are sexual tyranosaurs like you Blaine. Blaine: Mac and Billy should be coming back soon. Entering just outside the FOB Perimeter.... Mac: That was some weird brick Billy, get us out of here. Billy: We're almost there Mac. Billy: Major, you'd better take a look at this. Dutch: What the brick is that.... Billy: We found this girl out on our patrol. She was frozen still in a pool of someone else's blood. She said the jungle came alive and took her friend. We pulled her out and on our way back we found her friend, or what was left of him. Dutch: You've got to be kidding. Anna: IT'S NOT A JOKE! When I was little, we found a man. He looked like - like, butchered. The old woman in the village crossed themselves... and whispered crazy things, strange things. "El Diablo cazador de hombres." Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins... and sometimes much, much worse. "El cazador trofeo de los hombres" means the demon who makes trophies of men. Dutch: I'll call it in. The army can investigate this.... "Predator" when they get here. We are not sticking around here when the choppa arrives. Mac: This is some bad bush man. We need to bail outta here. Forget Briolui, the Jungle'l' kill you here. Dutch: Base, this is Dutch. How long until choppa arrival. On The Radio General: We're coming in on your position now. General: Team's lookin good Dutch. Dutch: It's been a long time General. Gonna have your hands full with this jungle creature. Who knows, might be a Brioului Super Weapon. General: Captain. Start moving the men into the base to relieve Dutch's team. Beeze: You heard the General. Let's go guys. Dutch: (To the General) What is this, you have a whole crew of officers with you now? General: Bunch of young officers getting moved around from place to place with this mobilization. He'll be off to the help organize the main defense soon enough. Lt. Stone: You guys can clear out. We got this. Blaine: Be careful who you tell what to do junior. Butterbar punk with your nightvision, ha. Won't help you out here. Let's go boys. Dutch: Good Luck General! The helicopter took off and the Army Unit moved into the base steadily upgrading the fortifications and setting up their gear. Beeze: General. I don't know what those guys were talking about, our guys see nothing in 5 miles with a heat signature larger than bird. General: We'll keep scanning the area Captain. Tomorrow you'll be taking a patrol out before you ship off to the front.
  6. Map Name: Studica Grid G2 This is Filace Brick News Correspondent Cindy Tiles reporting LIVE from the Northern Filace. We had been receiving numerous reports of construction in this area but had been denied access for a week. Rumors were abound about many high level meetings in the capital for the past few weeks with the Ambassador of New Brickika. The Government's of Filace and New Brickika signed a new treaty over the weekend furthering their alliance. Both countries agreed to build bases and allow troop housing on their respective lands. Security is very tight today as the press were finally allowed access to the site during a Joint Press Conference from the President of Filace and New Brickika's Ambassador to Filace. Both countries share an interest in preserving peace and putting an end to foreign aggression. Originally this project was due to start next year. However, due to the rising tensions in the region, this project has been expedited to the top of the list. Both leaders stood in solidarity and spoke of the shared values of their nations as they strive for peace. Filace's press secretary briefed the media on the situation while we were being bused to the site. The base is expected to be operational in a little over a month and construction to be completed shortly after. Filace is utilizing a new modular interlocking bick building material design system which is making this process go very smoothly. Whatever the time table may be, things are surely heating up here in Filace. This is Cindy Tiles reporting from Filace.
  7. The Great Brick War Catalyst Part III- Operation Jackal Preparation has begun for an Operation in response to the Briolui Radar Station Seizure. Filace is cool and calm, but also understands it is now under a lot of pressure with the additional capture of Toohati operatives working on their side of the border to disrupt their way of life. Though Brioului and Toohati have yet to formally declare war, Filace believes they will wait until just before they are ready to strike. Filace has put together a small team of crack soldiers to cross the border into Briolui and begin the first stage of a multi part Operation titled "Jackal" to even the odds. Electronic AWACs indicates that Briolui has not gotten the Radar Site up and full functional since taking it over. One of the civilian contractors informed the intelligence service that they disabled a system prior to being evacuated. Briolui will fix the problem, but it is taking them some time. Map Name: Studica - Grid E4- 2 Miles from the Border to Briolui- 2200 Hours Nightstalker Pilot: Base, this is Nightstalker 3-4, we are dropping the Cobra package now. Cobra Team, you're up. 20 seconds to drop. This one's gonna be tight. Cobra 1: Roger that. Let's go guys, get to the ramp. Cobra 2: Damn! Look at how close those trees are! Cobra 3: These pilots sure have a big pair of.... CUTTING IN Nightstalker Pilot: 10 Seconds to Ground. Hold On! We are doing a quick touch and go. Cobra 1: Roger. Let's go! Nightstalker Pilot: Touchdown. GO! GO! GO! Good luck boys! Cobra 3: We are all off and clear Nightstalker 3-4. Thanks for the ride. Cobra 2: Lets get to that tree line. The team broke into the jungle to get out of the open. Though still in friendly territory, the team wanted to remain undetected by both friend and foe so they traveled only by night. They had a long journey ahead of them which would last a few days. This was not a race, it was a marathon. The team switched over to secure internal comm channels and use throat microphones to communicate. Cobra 1: 3 this is 1, how's our rear looking? Cobra 3: Rear looks good. She must work out. Cobra 1: This is me laughing 3...... Cobra 3: Rear is all clear 1. It's getting a good look at this damn heavy Laser Designator. Cobra 2: How long we going tonight 1? Cobra 1: At a minimum we're crossing that border tonight. Radio Silence unless we run into something from here on out. The team comfortably made it across the border and was on high alert. The south central portion of Grid E4 has a massive lake in it. The team trekked through the night right up until about 0400 Hours and false dawn quickly approached. The Cobra team skirted along the lake a bit before setting up their NDP (Night Defensive Position). The team circled the NDP twice to make sure they were alone. The team went down for the day and took shifts sleeping and eating. Well inside enemy territory, everyone was on high alert. Before moving out, Cobra 1 called in a SITREP to home base. Cobra 1: Base, this is Cobra. How copy over. Crackling Radio: We have you loud and clear Cobra. What is your status? Over. Cobra 1: We are proceeding to Rally Point 1 in Grid E5 and will be there before First Light. Crackling Radio: Roger Cobra. Be advised, Phase 2 of Operation Jackal will be in motion at that time. It is imperative that you relay any issues in a timely manner so we can abort if necessary. Satellite scans indicate you should have little to no interaction with others before reaching the target. Cobra 1: Solid Copy on your last Base. Cobra 1 Out. The team moved out and started Night 2 of their journey. Though they had no encounters, the terrain proved to be quite difficult as they gained elevation. The vegetation was thick and overgrown drastically slowing the teams progress. By the time they found a suitable position to go quiet for the day hours, they were exhausted and in need of a break. Similar to the day before, the team slept and ate in shifts only this time it was abit of a heavier sleep. Cobra had only a few more miles to cover this evening. Before moving out, Cobra 1 again called in a SITREP Cobra 1: Base this is Cobra over. Crackling Radio: We have you Cobra. Status Check. Cobra 1: We succeeded in hitting rally point 1 last night. No signs of detection. We are (3) miles from our final position. As of now Jackal is a go. Any update? Crackling Radio: Good to hear Cobra. Jackal Phase 2 is in motion. Switch to secure comm channel Charlie after this transmission for tomorrow evening to make your SITREP. We will be joined by another contact, Callsign Gunslinger. How Copy. Over. Cobra 1: Cobra confirms. Switching to Secure Channel Charlie after transmission. Will make contact with Gunslinger. Crackling Radio: Cobra be advised. Today's satellite scans indicate you boys are not alone out there. Vehicle patrols are now occurring in your neck of the woods. Be on Alert. Confirm when you are in position of the target. Over. Cobra 1: Copy last transmission. Cobra will confirm target on arrival base. Cobra out.
  8. Shadows

    The Great Brick War!

    The Great Brick War Begins! Tensions throughout the Brick World have risen to an all time high. Countries on all continents are on edge, preparing for a looming Battle. The Great Brick War is a brand new Eurobricks RPG Style Game. Players will choose a country (fictitious) to represent and then design their main character and team. You will have the opportunity to wage brick combat across the brick globe with naval, air, and ground vehicles! Throughout the game players will meet new people, strategize on a grand scale, learn new building techniques from others, and have fun! Interested? Report to the Great Brick War under the Special Theme Section to learn more!
  9. The Great Brick War Catalyst Part 2 Along the southern border of Filace, a river runs from Briolui, through the Red Basin, continues on to Erotema, and flows out to the Ocean. The river borders several small towns just outside of an industrial district. Several areas in the district have been abandoned over the years as manufacturing jobs have moved into the more modern districts in the North. It has been rumored that Saboteur groups trained by the Toohati government have been utilizing the river to infiltrate this district and smuggle in resources to continue their campaign of sabotage throughout Filace. This is one of those facilities. Studica Map- Grid E4- Safe House 3- An abandoned warehouse in an industrial district of Filace. Bodie- Are we on schedule? Saboteur- Our team is finishing their final prep. We will be heading out to Rally Point 1 shortly. From there, we will cover our tracks and then make our way to the power plant. Bodie- I have more stops to make tonight. We're going to move the rest of this equipment to Safe House 5 after you depart and shut this facility down. We've been sent intel informing us that this site may be compromised. Saboteur- Compromised?! Bodie- Relax and do your job. Once your mission is complete, there will be a boat waiting for you at the first landing by the river to take you home. Make sure your men are all carrying their fake papers in case you are stopped. Several Miles Away... Captain Lucas- Final Checks. We're (3) Minutes Out. Sergeant Buck- We're hooking up the drop lines now. Sergeant Paulson- We have the power company on standby for your order sir. Meanwhile... Bodie- *OVER THE INTERCOM* We are departing this facility. Leave no traces beh... Sergeant Paulson- POWER IS OUT. Captain Lucas- Pilot! Bring us in a steady hover. Buck, drop the lines! Sergeant Buck- Lines are dropped. Putting a flashbang through the skylight now. Captain Lucas- Sentries outside are down. Lets Go! Lets Go! Saboteur- I CANT SEE! Sergeant Buck- We're inside moving to eliminate threats. Captain Lucas- *SCREAMING OVER THE GUNFIRE* Get Down Now! Bodie- Don't Shoot! DONT SHOOT! The battle comes to a close as quickly as it had started. Several Saboteurs lie dead, others subdued. Captain Lucas- I want this place fully scanned and documented. Sergeant Buck- Roger, photographing everything now sir. Sergeant Paulson- Sir, we have (2) of them restrained that were unharmed, a boat load of weapons, and maps. Something big was happening here. Sergeant Paulson- What are all of these points marked on this map? Bodie- *Stone Faced* Bodie Miller. Colonel, Toohati National Army. 47346. Captain Lucas- Army?.... What're you expecting POW Treatment like we're at war? Bodie- *Smirking* We are at war, Captain. Coming Soon! Interested in helping run the game? PM me.
  10. The Great Brick War Catalyst Part I More than two decades ago the countries of Filace and Briolui worked on a joint project to build a highly advanced radar station with early warning capabilities for both aircraft and missiles. The site has been vigorously updated throughout the years to stay ahead of the technological curve. Designated the "Don-2N Site", the facility is maintained by a Civilian contractor team and a small security force from Filace though it sits deep inside Briolui territory in the mountains. Filace was the primary financier for the site, so they run the facility and share the information with Briolui. Guard 1: What do you think about everything going on right now in the new? Guard 2: Doesn't really matter what I think. Egos and agendas are a higher priority than peace apparently. Guard 1: Yeah, I don't know. That's kinda..... Hey do you hear that? Guard 2: *INTO RADIO* Base, this is Guard. We're hearing something approaching out here. Can you confirm anything on the scope? *LOUD SPEAKER* - Briolui ID'd convoy approaching. Guard 1: What is going on now? Guard 2: I can only imagine. A convoy with several troops, a truck, and a tank are spotted by the guards on the road toward the Radar Station. They are all brandishing weapons at the ready. Colonel Dillon: Bringing up the General now. General Shaw: You can stand easy guards, we are looking to do this the easy way. Guard 2: Do what exactly, General? General Shaw: Briolui is assuming control of this facility. All Military and Civilian Personnel who comprise this facility from Filace are to be evacuated out on transport vehicles we have arriving momentarily. Guard 1: You're not assuming control, you're forcing us out. General Shaw: You can word it however you'd like soldier, this facility now belongs to Briolui. Upon your return to Filace, you can tell your commanders we intend to keep it. Colonel! Colonel Dillon: Yes General? General Shaw: See to it personally that these people are delivered safely. We wouldn't want to spark a powder keg over something as trivial as this. Coming Soon! Interested in helping run the game? PM me.
  11. The quartet of heroes bound to Baltarok don't have to go very far to find those they're intended to meet with. In fact, some of them may not even have to get up from their seat, because the pair that had arrived to collect them seemed to have found their way straight into Heroica Hall itself...one of them intimately familiar with the place, and the other still soaking in the distinctly foreign atmosphere. "I see why you all spend your time here now. I really ought to have one of these establishments built in Imaestym..." Party Nerwen Calmcacil (Chromeknight) *Party Leader* 265 year old female elven Shaman Level 40.4 *Immune to sealed* *Gains Double EXP* *Restoration* *Absorbs last element* *Counterstriking* Power bonus:,+8 Defense: 1 Health: 62/62 Ether: 49/49 Gold: 425 Equipment: Mourning Star (WP: 10; fire-elemental; inflicts Fragile-effect; mace), Lesser Ethereal cloak (SP:1, Max. ether +3, immune to sealed; backwear), Medal of Valor (Double experience from battles; accessory), Chameleon Vest (Max. Health +10, the user becomes able to absorb the last element it was damaged with; bodywear), Counterstrike Gloves, Barbarians boots (natural respite becomes restoration) Inventory: Weapons: Nocturne Flute (WP:6; causes asleep-effect; instrument), Mutt's Flute (WP:10; inflicts Weakened-effect; instrument), Party Maracas (WP:4; user is hastened; instrument), Battered wooden flute (WP:6; Darkness-elemental; instrument), Sword of the Warrior of the Light (WP: 14; Light-Elemental, Meditate becomes hits; longsword), Bent Crowbar (WP: 8; 3x damage to Mechanic enemies; hammer), Singing Sword (WP 10; causes bleeding, longsword/instrument) Artifacts: Leather armour (SP:1; Bodywear), Zap-Tap Badge (1/2 chance to Electric counterstrike an opponent who has dealt damage to a hero, equal to the hero's level; Accessory), Shield (SP: 5), Nordic Stomach Guard (SP: 3; Immunity to Ice and Water; Bodywear; Suitable for Barbarians, Regulators, and Beast Warriors), Shield of the Red Lizard (SP: 2; Immune to Blind), Seal of the Warrior Priestess (At the beginning of the battle the user has a 1/6 chance to be Transcended, a 1/6 chance to be Blessed, and a 1/6 chance to be Inspired; Accessory; Suitable for Paladins), Trickster's Mask of the Angel, Razor (user is Blessed and Immune to Bleeding, Enraged, and Encouraged; May take up any artifact slot; requires a shaved head), Helm of the Lord of Light (Immune to Light and Jinxed; headwear; Suitable for Knights), Sylvania's Cowl (Permits Animal Talk, Headwear), Encore Plectrum (if the same Battle Song is sung for more than one round in a row, the song’s ether cost for the consecutive rounds is halved; suitable to minstrels; accessory.) Spell Items: Opal (2), Topaz (2), Diamond (2), Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Ruby, Scroll of Sleep, Scroll of Blindness, Scroll of Weakening, Scroll of Fragile, Scroll of Confusion, Hundred Hero Hymn (Inspired-effect to all allies for 10 ether; song), Consumables: Phoenix essence (3), Potions (10), Grand potion (2), Health Core, Tonics (3), Grand tonic, Ether Core (2), Ambrosia (4), Elixirs (2), Remedies (6), Neutralisers (2), Tiger Balm (2), Nostrum (2), Smelling Salts (2), Venom (4), Mulled Wine, Dragon Scale (lucky & blessed), Titan Heart (encouraged & inspired), Fire Bomb, Ice Bombs (2), Lightning Bomb, Water Bombs (2), Dirt Bombs (2), Air Bomb, Bone, Milk (restores 15 HP and 15 Ether), Red Death Blood (Once applied to a weapon the first successful hit deals doomed, consumable) (2), Sushi (restores 5 health and ether), Feather of Lithe (user is nimble for three rounds, 1/3 chance to avoid rolls of COUNTER and DAMAGE and Free Hits), Grating Stone, Bright Polish (2), Tools/Treasure: Shovel, Bedroll, Magnifying Glass, Telescope Skrall (Waterbrick Down) 81 year old male ogre Hunter Level 43.4 *Natural Respite* *Favors Humanoid and Ancient enemies* *Immune to fragile, blinded, and confused* *1/3 chance to revive when KO'd* Power Bonus: +2 WP for bows and crossbows Defense: 11 Health: 57/57 Gold: 3366 Equipment: Unlucky Crossbow (WP: 13, causes jinxed Effect), Hunter's Quiver (Bows and Crossbows +2WP, allows Hunters to favor two types of enemies, back wear), Tricorne (SP: 3, head wear), Heavy Armor (SP: 5, wearer is immune to fragile, blind, and confused effects, body wear), Moone Greaves (SP: 3), Vorpalis Talisman (1/3 chance of instantly resurrecting with 1 HP and 1 Ether upon being knocked out; accessory), Inventory Weapons: Oversized Greatsword (WP:16, double damage on targets that are clearly smaller than the hero, greatsword), Composite Bow (WP:12, ignores SP,light,lightning,water, wood, and earth-elemental; bow), Giant Hammer (WP: 13, deals Confused); Hunter's Crossbow (WP:12, double WP against beasts, fire, ice, wind, and darkness-elemental), Axe of the Minotaur Champion (WP: 30, user is slowed and immune to hastened, axe) Artifacts: Medal of Glory (Wearer gains 3x experience from battles, accessory), Paper Doll (Immunity to Hexed) Pugilist's Gloves (+2 Power, Immunity to Weakened), Lucky Doubloon (Grants "Special Guard"; accessory), Winged Sandals (Immune to bound and slowed, footwear) Consumables: 3 Potions, Phoenix Essence, 3 Phoenix Incenses, 10 Meads, 8 Nostrums, 3 Remedy, 3 Smelling Salts, 2 Deadly Venoms, 9 Smoke Bomb, 2 Dirt Bombs, Fire Bomb, 5 Water Bombs, 6 Bone, Blind Fury, Grating Stone, 2 Neutralizers, Letter of Recommendation, Tools/Treasure: Spyglass (Reveals if there are spies and eavesdroppers in the vicinity when used; tool) Lord Lawrence Boomingham (Zepher) 48 year old male human Vindicator Level 36.25 *Immune to darkness, fire, fragile, sleep, weakened, and blinded* *Affluence* *1/2 chance of being reinforced* *Zweihänder Grip* Power Bonus: +5 Defense: 8 Health: 59/59 Ether: 36/36 Gold: 318 Equipment: Scupperer (WP:17; darkness-, fire- and earth-elemental; inflicts bleeding and poisoned by 10; has 1/2 chance each to inflict blinded, sealed, weakened and fragile; greatsword), Tome of Affluence (+10 Gold if equipped for the entirety of a battle; grants immunity to fragile, asleep, weakened, blinded, darkness and fire; accessory), Vest of Faded Trials (SP:8, 1/2 chance of granting reinforced effect at the start of every battle, Immune to Fragile; Suitable for Knights, Barbarians, Dragoons, Skirmishers, Regulators, Vindicators; bodywear and headwear), Fighting Boots (Power +5 on the front row; suitable to barbarians, knights, rogues, beast warriors, chi monks, dragoons, harlots, infiltrators, marauders, skirmishers, regulators, vindicators and winged warriors; footwear.) Inventory: Weapons: Epidemic Halberd (WP:8, causes all negative effects that the user has to the target when attacking; halberd), Venom Fang Blade (WP:9, causes poisoned equal to WP; longsword), Lullaby Wand (WP:6, inflicts asleep), Silver Sword (WP: 18, Longsword), Frozen Saber (WP: 15; light-, ice- and wind-elemental; inflicts stunned; great sword), Round Metal Shield (SP:7), Artifacts: Crown of the Desert King (SP:6; absorbs fire, wind, and earth; suitable for Boomingham only, headwear.), Venomari Helmet (SP:2, absorb poison as health; helmet), Hood of Belthazar Bluehood (Power +4; Ether -6; headwear), Scarlet Hood (SP:4, grants immunity to stunned), Chains of the Pongcanis Chief (Hero Pierces SP if fighting from Front, Enemies ignore SP if hero fights from the back row, cannot be removed in battle), Amulet of Optimism (Adds the confused-effect to all attacks; accessory, suitable to Erdathcath only), 2x Prayer Beads (Makes the wearer permanently blessed; accessory.), Counterstrike Gloves (If the wearer is damaged by a Free Hit, they counter with strength equal to their level; handwear.), Crimson Suit of Armor (SP:12, allows wearer to pose as Crimson Bear Knight; takes three artifact slots: bodywear, headwear and footwear), Spell Items: Amethyst (Darkness), Scroll of Recklessness (Encouraged and Fragile; costs 5 Ether; 50/50 chance), Emerald Lamp of Summoning (0/3), “True Love Serenade” (restores 50 health to the rest of the party per round; costs 10 ether; Battle Song) Consumables: Potion, Health Core, 2x Remedy, 2x Phoenix Essence, Danab's Apple (Revives all fallen party members, restores full health and ether to the whole party and removes all negative effects from them; consumable), 13x Mead, 4x Smelling Salt, 4x Nostrum, 2x Ambrosia, Fire Brandy (Encouraged, Immune to Ice), Fireball Whiskey (Immunity to Fire One Battle OR 20 Fire Damage All Enemies), Hamantasch (Lucky, Blessed), Jinxy Juice, 2x Floral Bomb, Seal Bomb, Poison Bomb, Stun Bomb, Seth Bomb (Deals 100 darkness-elemental damage to all opponents when used.), Feather of Flight (Allows the user to flee from the battle when used.), Hair of the Dog, 2x Grating Stone, Oculoid Miasma, Oculoid Fireworks, Saber Teeth, Bone, x2 Bright Polish Tools/Treasure: Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Vindicator's Seal (Grants access to the Vindicator expert job class; cannot be given away), Mythril Shard Thalion Dwinlas (-obelix-) 213 years old male elf Mystic Knight Level 33 *Immune to all elements, sealed, blinded, weakened, confused, sleep, fragile, cursed, doomed, sudden death, poisoned and bleeding* *Nimble* Power Bonus: 0 Defense: 17 Health: 44/44 Ether: 43/43 Gold: 1063 Equipment: Alpha and Omega (WP: 13, dual healing/spellcasting at the cost of 2 ether, Hollow [Grand Potion stored], staves), Ribcage Shield (SP:12; every time the wielder takes a hit, the shield loses one SP; gives immunity to Doomed and Sudden Death for as long the shield has SP left), Norgh Armor (SP:5, Immunity to Darkness, Light, Fire, Ice, Water, Wood, Wind, Lightning, Earth damage and Sealed, Blind, Fragile, Weaken, Sleep and Confused, bodywear), Blessed Amulet (Protects from Cursed-effect; accessory), Sterile Gloves (Immunity to Poisoned and Bleeding, handwear), Elven Boots (Wearer is permanently Nimble; suitable to elves; footwear) Inventory: Weapons: Despair (WP: 21, darkness-elemental, physical attacks and spells deal double damage to enemies inflicted with any negative effects, staff), Nightfall (WP: 11, Darkness-elemental, absorbs 2 health on successful hits, Hollow [Nothing stored], dagger), Sleeper (WP: 4, deals Asleep to enemies it hits, Hollow Upgrade [Nothing stored], melee/throwing weapon), Duplovian Swift Halberd (WP: 10, deals Stunned on successful hits, Hollow [nothing stored]) Broomstick (WP:9, ranged), Handy Shield (SP:4, Immune to Blinded) Artifacts: Slightly Less Lucky Die (Randomly causes the Lucky or Jinxed effect when used, costs 3 ether), Duplovian Helmet of the Guard (SP:2, Immune to Magic and Healing, headwear), Winged Sandals (Protects from Bound and Slowed effects, footwear), Heart Locket (Protects from Enamored-effect; accessory), Snake-Eye Charm (Protects from Petrified-effect; accessory), Shackles of War (Prevents anyone from fleeing battles; accessory), Paper Doll (Protects from Hexed-effect; accessory), Cloak of Espionage (Allows the wearer to examine enemy stats before a battle, backwear), Bumble Fanshirt (SP:1, vermin with level less than half of the wearer's are scared and won't directly attack the wearer; bodywear), Dragoon's Helmet (SP:3, makes wearer absorb attacks of the element of their pet dragon, gaining health instead of damage; suitable for dragoons; headwear), Emerald Hood (SP:4, Immunity to Fragile, headwear), Cloak of Necrotic Shielding (SP:3, provides SPECIAL GUARD against Undead Enemies, backwear), Tin Helmet (Protects from Confused and Hexed effects; headwear), Sharkskin Hide (SP: 1, doubles water elemental spells, bodywear, suitable for mages, necromancers, chi monks, and weather mages) Spell Items: Zirconia (Gem containing all elements; cannot be merged into equipment), Amethyst (Darkness) x3, Diamond (Light), Aquamarine (Water), Opal (Ice) Garnet (Earth),Scroll of Sealing, Scroll of Blindness, Scroll of Frailty, Scroll of Weakening, Scroll of Confusion, Scroll of Sleep, Consumables: Earthwyrm Fang (Grants the Encouraged, Lucky, Reinforced, and Blinded effects for the duration of one battle), Copy of The Eubric Herald (Gives the target the transcended and inspired effects for the duration of one battle), Kraken Fang (Grants hastened and reinforced effects when consumed), Grand Potion (8), Potion (4), Remedy (24), Mead (5), Smelling Salts (10), Nostrum (5), Mulled Wine (4), Elixir (3), Ambrosia, Ether Core (2), Grand Tonic (7), Phoenix Essence (5), Bone (2), Smoke Bomb, Blind Bomb (2), Seal Bomb, Sleep Bomb (2), Deluxe Skeleton Decoy, Feather of White, Feather of Flight (2), Demon Repellent, Skeleton Decoy (2) Tools/Treasure: Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass, Telescope, Magic Compass, Mythril Shard, Crystal Ball (Worth 50 gold, 100 at magic shops) Welcome to the quest everyone. Please double check your stats to make sure everything's correct, I re-arranged them to my own preferences to the quest but I didn't change anything. Please complete all Marketplace purchases before confirming here and let me know what's changed when you do.
  12. Flipz

    Heroica Theatre

    Thanks to Sandy for the banner! Introduction “Ah! Hello there! You must be the new class of students. Welcome, welcome! I’m Bilbert Wigglepike, adventurer, playwright, and actor extraordinaire! Of course, as theatre enthusiasts, you must have seen my gripping yet hilarious comedy, The Life of Beasley? No? What about my romantic classic Gnomeo and Harriet? Rated eight thumbs up by that unlucky critic who took the Zeigfried girl’s seat! Really, no? Well, surely you caught my dear friend Elphaba’s autobiographical musical Wicked during her short time here? No?!? My goodness, you need more help than I thought!” “I can teach you to bewitch the mind, to ensnare the senses, to pull at the very soul of all those who see you. Not through sorcery, trickery, alchemy, but through your own quirks, history, and emotional honesty." "I warn you: it will not be easy. Crafting interesting characters is a work of intention more than of luck. It requires concentration, focus, and determination. But for those who persevere...well, generations of actors have hungered after the joy of performance, the adulation of a pleased audience. And some small degree of that unique, exquisite satisfaction...can be yours.” “And let me say this: acting, or, as I prefer to think of it, role-playing, is Serious Business. I will not tolerate any foolishness...” “...hijinks...” “...shenanigans...” “...or tomfoolery of any kind in my Theatre!” “...Oh, who am I kidding?” “*Sigh* Welcome to Heroica Theatre...” Heroica Theatre is an Out-Of-Character discussion topic, where various thoughts, ideas, and advice about portraying your character can be discussed. Along the way, Bilbert and his troupe of performers (including several familiar faces!) will illustrate some of the concepts being discussed. But don’t let that stop you: any topic related to any aspect of roleplaying is welcome at any time. And feel free to be creative; who knows? Maybe you will be the Heroica Theatre’s next great star... Opening Night: The Roleplaying Basics Act I. Creating an Identity: Character Story Inspiration “This man was crushed by anvil. I...never seen thing so gruesome.” “I understand, Hoptet. After all, murder is…heavy stuff.” YEAAAAAAAAAAH! “...” “...” “Wanna get a banana burger?” “OK.” To sum up the acting technique of “transference” pioneered by the great actress Uta Hagen, one might say that “Acting is about finding ourselves within the character, and the character within ourselves.” Roleplaying is much the same; though the form and style may be different, it is still about taking elements of ourselves, combining them with elements we consider to be not of ourselves, and using them to create an entirely new character to display to the world. The primary difference between acting and roleplaying is, in roleplaying there is no set script, and the players together combine their talents to breathe life into the world. Even the greatest players in the world can’t play a character that is undefined, however. There’s a reason we don’t read books about speechless, lifeless, immobile statues; it would be dull and uninteresting. A character without their own defining traits has little more life than one of those statues. Roleplaying great Waterbrick Down once said this: If you get stuck, remember some of the basic questions: who, where, when, why, and, later on, how. Who was my character raised to be? Where was he/she born, where did he/she live before coming to Heroica? When did my character leave home and come to Eubric? Why did my character leave home and come to Eubric? Remember, too, that great characters are defined by contrasts, the difference between who they should be and who they are; consider: the sacrilegious, irresponsible paladin with a drinking problem, the ex-bandit ogre with a noble spirit, the wacky, comedic magician marked by darkness, the 200-year-old Elf with the maturity of a teenager, the rogue with a heart of gold, the quirky chicken sidekick who’s actually a demon of darkness, the honorable orc who becomes a paladin. Real people are messy and at times inconsistent; your character should be, too. Above all: your character should make sense to himself. All of our quirks and inconsistencies have some sort of reasoning or story behind them. You don’t have to know everything, but if you can have a few defining moments of their life set before you start playing, you’ll be in a good position to start off strong. If you can, from your character’s perspective, examine what you know about their history and find it reasonable and believable, then you’ve got a good base upon which later roleplaying can build. Coming Soon: Crafting a Back-Story: The Present as a Key to the Past Act II. Weaknesses and Strengths: Believability in Relatability: “Verily I say unto thee, Hoptet: he who had the less strength was the greater Hero.” “...” “What? I was channeling an ancestor of mine! Sheesh, kids these days...” Let’s be honest: a character that always succeeds, has no flaws, and never makes mistakes (or worse, who blatantly disregards their failures) is rather unlikeable. There’s an entire trope about Mary Sues and Marty Stus that cover exactly how they become unlikeable in far more detail than I can here. On the other hand, a character that tries to pour on the angst by constantly failing is no more likeable. The key is to find a good balance between the two, in order to make your character actually likeable. In all honesty, writing a believable, relatable character is kind of like trying to plan and host a game or a Quest; the key word here is balance, making your character strong enough, within reason, to believably handle themselves in the dangerous world of Heroica, while at the same time keeping them weak enough to, well, fail once in a while, which the dice WILL cause from time to time. This is doubly important in non-dice-based situations, where poor roleplaying can make you look quite silly indeed; if you’re a brand-new Hero who’s just arrived at the Hall, and you pick a fight with an experienced Hero with an Advanced Class, you are not going to be able to knock them out in one hit, no matter how poetic your description of the event; it’s just not believable. (This brings up another common roleplaying problem, one we’ll cover more in Act III.) Remember when we were defining the broad strokes of the character, adding depth through contradictions? That’s also a great example of balanced, relatable believability. Consider Lord Lawrence Boomingham, a mighty Paladin of Heroica. He is strong and hardy, as a Paladin he defends himself and his allies with his shield while also possessing the ability to heal them and himself when injured; a potent combination, to be sure. Bravery (bordering on impulsiveness and recklessness), combat skill and strength, and magical healing abilities are his strengths. However, he also has his weaknesses: he’s a chronic alcoholic, he’s brash, arrogant, rude, self-centered, racist, and, perhaps most tellingly for a Paladin, thoroughly irreverent. His strengths are balanced by his weaknesses, and though he may not always be likeable, he can be at times, and above all he’s always relatable. Let’s consider another great example: Althior Emorith, Sage. Armed with plenty of great gear, a magical sidekick, an Evoker girlfriend, and every single elemental Gem in existence, at first glance he may seem unstoppable, but he’s balanced out by his weaknesses. For one thing, Finnegan is incompetent, and in-character Althior isn’t much further behind. He’s a bit impulsive, has an ego the size of Jupiter, and takes himself and his work way too seriously. Althior also exhibits a different kind of dramatic balance; he straddles the line between “serious” roleplaying and comedic relief, at times the noble, troubled magician marked by the demon Abraxas himself, at others just a goofy loon. Character flaws are important, but this final observation is even more so: none of the best players in Heroica try to win all the time, and this is key. Good players let the dice fall as they may, and, when their character fails, they use it as an opportunity for character development. In Quest 4: Taming the Lions, De’kra the Shade Echo faced a string of horrifically bad luck. Rather than complaining, he used it as an opportunity to become more humble, even roleplaying his own “death” as a way to develop and flesh out his character. Likewise, in Quest 15: Hoisting Down the Jolly Roger, the Norse Barbarian Eric (and the entire party, actually) had to deal with short supplies and luck so terrible that the majority of the party went down in almost every battle! In a feat of great roleplaying that must be seen to be believed, Eric allowed this event to develop his character so much that it changed which Advanced Class he decided to take back at the Hall. Opportunities for character development can be rare, so failures are a welcome blessing in that regard. In short: don’t be afraid to fail! You might just end up more interesting because of it. Most importantly: don’t tell us all at once. Roleplaying requires patience; we don’t want to see the character’s whole story in an hour-long episode, we want to see it unfold over weeks, months, years. Coming Soon: The Road Goes Ever On: Playing your character for the long haul Act III. Characters in Conflict: Playing a Jerk Without Being a Jerk “All right, auditions for Elphaba’s yearly revival of Wicked are open once again, which means it’s time to figure out who is going to play who. Let’s see who we have here first. Roll call! De’kra?” “De’kra is present.” “Harriet? Mehmet?” “Harriet the Super Sleuth is here for the poultry and applesauce.” “As is Mehmet Attabar.” “I, Hoptet, ready.” “Drake?” “I’m here.” “And I’m here.” “And I’m here.” “And I am!” “Well, I was here before all of you, so...” “Shut up, Drake, you KNOW I was here before even you were.” “Please, Drake everyone knows all of you were here after ME!” “Hey, I’m here, too, you know--” “Uh, you guys do realize that multiple personalities do not qualify you for multiple roles, right? And, contrary to popular belief, it does NOT in itself make you more interesting, so--” “I disagree!” “Me too!” “I disagree as well!” “And me!” “*sigh*” “You and I are actually the same person, does that count?” “No, dear, we’re here as a joke, so we don’t count; we’re not real characters.” “NOT REAL CHARACTERS?!?!” “My parents are dead!” “Uh...sir, stories of familial death are rather overused as well, perhaps you should consider--” “DEAD!” “*sigh* Do none of you understand? Bizarre, over-the-top quirks of your personality are not what make for interesting characters! It’s conflict! Quirks define the personality, and conflict develops it! When used within reason, conflict can--” “RAAAAAAAH! HULK HATE PUNY GOD!” “Uh-oh.” “No, no, you've got it all wrong! To use conflict, you have to--” “HULK SMASH!” “That’ll teach you to run around with that no-good tramp Harriet!” “OW! I said I was sorry! OW! Finnegan made me do it! YEOOOOOOWWW!” “Well, at least SOMEONE'S using conflict right. Humorously, granted, but right.” “OW! OW! OW! OW!” “...help...OW...me...” “Ooh, looks like fun! Can I join in, Bilbert?” “ No, Harriet. No you may not.” There are three elements to every successful story: character, conflict, and creativity. We’ve already learned how to define the broad strokes of the character; now we move forward into the area that will bring your character to life: conflict. To explain why, let’s do a quick review: We’ve figured out what makes your character unique, we’ve made sure that the character’s quirks make sense, we’ve made efforts to keep the character believable, and, importantly, we’ve learned not to rush the roleplaying, but instead to keep things in reserve and reveal them over time, when the opportunity presents itself. You now have the makings of a deep, interesting, fun charcter--congratulations! There’s only one problem: how to reveal this? Where ARE the opportunities for character revelation and development? The answer, of course, is conflict, but there’s one more thing we must observe. Why ARE the rather annoying, overdone character aspects we saw a few moments ago so particularly prevalent? (Granted, these examples were rather over-the-top, but they are still remarkably common.) Why do new roleplayers perceive them (incorrectly) as THE go-to fixes for roleplaying*? Ironically, it’s because they instinctively recognize the importance of conflict, but fail to see opportunities for it outside of their own “bubble.” Conflict comes in two flavors: internal and external. Internal conflict occurs when two aspects of a character’s personality come into conflict; it’s an essential part of a realistic, honest portrayal of a character, but it is NOT the place to start your development. For one thing, internal conflict as a primary motivating factor is much better suited to novels, movies, and other works involving a single protagonist. In a world defined by the interactions between characters, external conflict is far more important; as roleplaying great Zepher once put it, External conflict, on the other hand, is not only a great opportunity for roleplaying, it’s also part of being a generous roleplayer; after all, since interaction with someone else’s character is a valuable opportunity for you, it stands to reason that it is just as valuable an opportunity for the other party. Character interactions are the heart of an open roleplaying community, and if you make an effort to help others’ characters grow, their own responses will return the favor. A word of caution, however: pets and other “companions” are NOT sources of external conflict; it may defy logic, but interactions between any characters played BY you are considered internal conflict. To put it another way, when two (or more) of your own characters interact, no matter what happens, YOU have determined the course and end result of the interaction; unless you are a superb roleplayer, there is little risk of anything happening that you didn’t already expect. By contrast, you never know where external interactions will take you; for example, Althior and Arthur’s interactions on Quest 17 led to an apprenticeship that neither party expected. As the old saying goes, “no risk, no reward.” So, how should you go about finding and using conflict? Here’s a hint: it’s not by walking up to another character and randomly punching them in the face, or challenging them to a drinking contest, or accusing them of burning down your home village. Such things, when planned in private with the help and consent of both players, can be dramatic and interesting both to watch and to play, but it’s seldom the place to begin. Just walk around, casually comment on the various conversations and goings-on of the time, and generally just react to things the way your character would. (Knowing to a degree what your character will do or say in a given situation is an important part of defining who they are, the “basic questions” of Act I will help again here.) Sooner or later, your character will say something another disagrees with, or they will say something your character objects to. Congratulations, you’ve just encountered external conflict! Now what? Do you punch them in the face now? Unsurprisingly, the answer is (usually) no. Often it’s best to let the conflicts simmer, lightly disagreeing as anyone would, but for the most part acting with composure and decorum. Only once your character has endured a realistic amount of provocation should they respond in kind. How much is enough? That varies by character. A roaring Barbarian brute would likely be more likely to lose his temper in an argument than a diplomatic Knight, but what of a Knight whose dead lover was an Orcish maiden, and the boisterous Cleric at the bar is boasting of his superiority over those “worthless greenskins”? In any case, the key is to wait for the right moment. Roleplaying is, really, an endless string of compounding reactions; for the most part, you can let the world itself get the ball rolling. One final tip: anger is not the only response to conflict; it’s simply the easiest. Using the example of the Knight with the dead Orcish lover, a new or intermediate roleplayer’s reaction might be to leap from the bar and deliver an angry tirade against the racist, self-righteous Cleric; a more seasoned veteran’s response, on the other hand, might go something like this: Kelwyn Greycloak felt an empty burning sensation in his gut, one that had nothing to do with the spicy meal Schezerade had set before him. He looked up across the bar at the arrogant Cleric. “Judge not what thou hast not seen,” he remarked coldly. Dropping a few copper commons on the table for the--ironically Orcish--barmaid, he set out for the balcony. Three years. Three years it had been since Kelwyn had lost her. As he reminisced about those happier days, he felt the Cleric’s eyes gaze contemptuously upon him, and he turned away, his body language declaring to all his desire for solitude. Not only is this a more unusual and interesting response, but it also allows for a more reasonable third party--perhaps a reassuring Ranger like Skrall, or the mostly-goofy but occasionally wise Mage Althior to speak to the Knight, showing a somewhat different side to their own character and allowing Kelwyn, in turn, to reveal more about his past to them. The reaction of Kelwyn to the Cleric allows other characters to react to him, and him to them, and so on and so forth. Less obvious choices like this one are more difficult than instinctive reactions, but they also allow greater opportunities than mere arguing or fighting. And make no mistake: good roleplaying is hard. But at the end of the day, it’s a greatly rewarding experience, and well worth the time and effort. Unusual roleplaying choices are often linked to characters with an unusual perspective on a given situation. Players who encounter difficulties in creating such unusual perspectives are encouraged to read about De’kra the Echo (played by Tanma), Cronk the Orcish Paladin (played by CorneliusMurdock), and the devious but not necessarily evil Lady Wren (an NPC played by Zepher). Coming Soon: Rush Hero: Exercising Patience in Roleplaying. Act IV. Burnin' Love: Cheap chocolates and rushed role-playing This Act has its own soundtrack . “When you meet the someone who was meant for you, before two can become one there’s something you must do.” “Do you pull each other’s tails?” “Do you feed each other seeds?” “No! There is something sweeter everybody needs…” “ I've been dreaming of a true love's kiss, and a prince I'm hoping comes with this, That's what brings everaftering so happy!” “ And that's the reason we need lips so much, for lips are the only things that touch. So to spend a life of endless bliss, Just find who you love through true love's kiss!” “ Aaaah, aaaah, aaaaaaaaaaaah!” “Aaaaaugh! Aaaaaugh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaugh!” “She been dreaming of true love kiss?” “And a prince she hope comes with this; That's what bring everaftering so happy.” “That reason she need lips so much?” “Yes, lips are only thing that touch.” “ So to spend a life of endless bliss, Just find who you love through true love's kiss!” “ You're the fairest maid I've ever met, You were made...” “ ...to finish your duet!” “ :sing: And in years to come we'll reminisce...” “ How we came to love,” “ And grew and grew love,” “ :sing: Since first we knew love through true love's kiss!!!” *applause* “Ahem. Yes, well, done good show everyone! There’s just one problem...it’s all absolute poppycock.” “Did someone say cock?” “*sigh*” Love. For some reason, it’s one of the most popular attempts at roleplaying. “I’ll say. ” You get out of here! Now, as I was saying, roleplaying romance is extremely common, to the point of being overused. The thing is, almost no one knows how to do it right. Here’s the thing: there’s more to love than rushed roleplaying and cheap chocolates. Love between your character and someone else’s should flow naturally out of good roleplaying in general, it’s not a “quick fix” for a character-developing interaction. How many couples do you know of in the real world who fell into instant, everlasting love at first sight? No, Haldor and Jess and Althior and Alexis don’t count. Now, if I had my way, no one would even try to roleplay relationships, it would just happen between characters--or not. However, since few people are willing to let such things develop, let’s go over some of the common romantic archetypes, and how to use them correctly. First up is the ever suave ladies’ man. This character is completely uninterested in long-term relationships and focuses primarily on the physical aspect of relationships. Note that, despite the term “ladies’ man,” this archetype swings both ways; Harriet the...playwright/actress is a prime example for those seeking to fulfill this archetype. Granted, she is rather unsubtle about it, but if you’re the type to try and force a relationship for your character then subtlety is most likely not your strong suit. One final note: the dramatic arc of “woman meets a ladies’ man and slowly but surely ‘tames’ him with her love” has been done to death. Don’t do it. Next up, we have the “dark but sexy” type, a.k.a. the “bad boy.” This character feigns indifference, which somehow just turns the ladies on. Gods help me if I know why. Expect to see a LOT of skin-tight leather, especially if the character is a woman. By definition, most of these characters will be Rogues, but others can pull it off. This, too is overused, particularly for men. More often than not, you come off looking like an Edward Cullen knock-off, so keep that in mind before you try it. Finally, we have the desperate, failing nerd. This one is less overdone than the others, and is more forgiving as well, but take it too far and you could come off as obnoxious. This is best used as a jumping-off point for other interactions; i.e. as the final stroke of bad luck that sends the character down a darker path--as a defining character trait it gets stale fast. Really, roleplaying love is just like the real thing; if you try to force it, it’ll fall flat. Also, like characters themselves, relationships need flaws and foibles to make them more interesting--a pair of jaded, bitter exes are far more interesting after the breakup than they were during the “honeymoon phase.” In fact, generally speaking, relationships, whether they’re still going or not, are more interesting in retrospect. The start of a relationship is slow, awkward, and honestly difficult both to go through and to watch. Characters who have been together for a while (or who used to be together in the past but aren’t anymore) have a history and background together that lend each other an added depth. This is, at its heart, the purpose of good roleplaying: to give the other characters, through your own actions, and extra dimension of depth and interaction with which to work. In the specific case of relationships, the backdrop of the romance (or the loss thereof) lets the other character reveal aspects about themself that they might not otherwise get to see. And that leads us to my final point. Roleplaying relationships fail (in this case, “fail” means “to become uninteresting”, not necessarily “to break up”) for the same reason so many real ones do: the participants fail to realize that relationships are more about giving than getting. Relationships, when done well, are one of the single most effective ways to add depth and interest to your character. The thing is, you have little control over it; when you choose to build a relationship with another person’s character, you are putting your character’s own development in their hands, and they in yours. Those who recognize this responsibility, and who exercise it with care and discretion, are truly roleplaying greats. Despite my earlier, joking disparaging of their relationships’ origins, Haldor and Jess and Althior and Alexis are both excellent examples of this side of roleplaying; they really do bring out new aspects of each other, and open each other up to unexpected interactions that might not otherwise be possible. You all would do well to learn from their example. Curtain "Well, that's it for Opening Night! We hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to drop by often--I...erm...we're coming up with new plays all the time, and we're always open to comments and criticisms. Enjoy your time at Heroica Theatre!"
  13. A dark figure strides through the halls of Eschaton. His cane echoed in the silence with every tap - he didn't need it for walking, but it concealed something else he needed - and his wings bounced up and down with every step. The figure stares out through the stained glass windows, his shadow washed out in their projected light, and smiles momentarily. He finds himself in front of a pair of ivory doors, and with a slight nudge, steps into his master's chamber. "Today is the day." The dragon seemed distant. "Yes. It is." "...Why do we do this anymore, boss? You probably knew what these representatives were going to say before you even sent out for them - I know your visions have only gotten better over time. So why bother risking Eschaton's secrets with this song and dance? I like these people well enough, but we also must understand that the knowledge in Eschaton..." "...Is some of the very same knowledge we had to erase cities for knowing. I'm aware. And you're not entirely correct - I know a myriad paths these people may take. But when it comes to judgment, sometimes the path someone thinks they're walking is the most important of all." "I see. And I trust your judgment. I certainly hope Eubric will, also... No matter what the verdict may be." Back in Eubric... Five heroes assemble in Heroica Hall, as the morning sun lifts itself over the horizon. The Party: Thormanil Nihai, Dragonslayer, Orc-kin (swils) 24 years old male vertically challenged giant Dragoon Siercon (Siercon and Coral) Male, Age and species unknown (Visual appearance of hollow black smoke in human form.) Karie Alderflask-Cour, A True Hero (Kintobor) 24? Year Old Human Female Minstrel Jinnipher Buchaire (JimBee) 76-year-old female Moon Elven Knight Lind Whisperer *Encouraged at half health* * *Immune to Dark* *Double damage to humanoids* *Halved damage from Holy/Light enemies* *1/3 chance of dealing Fragile* *STEALS on rolls of Hide* 22-year-old Human The Dragonlord beckons the party over. He seems tense. "I hope you understand what Eubric is up against, should Immortalis choose to turn against us." QM Note: Welcome to Judgment Day! You have 24 hours to confirm. Right now, I'm leaving your stats out until you all do any marketplace trips.
  14. Hi guys, Now i want show you my MOC`s what i have build for the first Castle RPG on Imperium der Steine! All facts for the (german) RPG you found here http://www.imperiumd...e-–-infothread/ and here you can watch all the MOC`s from the other builders http://www.imperiumd...cs-vorstellung/. I cant write all in english (because it`s very bad ) and so i show you only the pic`s from my builds. My fraction "Die Bruderschaft des Zorns" First freebuild "Neue Pläne" Second freebuild "2 Wege - Ein Ziel" hope you like it markus
  15. A ragtag group of heroes slowly make their way through the streets of Eubric Freeport to the headquarters of the Guild of Invision. The group includes: Paladin Petaldan Parfenius (Played by Palathadric) *Party Leader* 5-year-old male "wonder" Knight *Immune to *Stunned*, *Bound*, and *Petrified** Level 7 Power Bonus: 0 Defense: 7 Health: 18/18 Gold: 0 Equipment: Daugslyr (WP: 5; Longsword), Shield (SP: 5; Shield), Gloves of the Boy Wonder (SP:2; immunity to *Stunned*, *Bound*, and *Petrified*; suitable to Petaldan only; handwear) Inventory: 5 Slimy Sword (WP:2, can be split into several weaker Slimy Swords or combined with other Slimy Swords to increase WP and split apart again at any time, longsword), Emerald, 4 Potion, Phoenix Essence, Bedroll Ezeran Yavarr (MysticModulus) 42 year old male human Mage Level 11 *Absorbs darkness* *Immune to wood* *Enemies that hits Ezeran becomes slowed* Power Bonus: 0 (Spellpower: +2) Defense: 3 Health: 15/15 Ether: 15/15 Gold: 0 Equipment: Ancient Sapphamber Staff (WP:8, doubled against Ancient enemies, Wind-elemental; staff), Hood of the Elementalist (SP:1, *Absorbs darkness*; headwear, suitable to anyone), Sneezing Demon (SP:2; enemies that hit the wearer become slowed; immunity to wood; suitable to Ezeran only; bodywear.) Inventory: Trickster’s Baubel (WP:5, each hit causes one random effect: stunned, poisoned by 1, asleep, blinded, sealed or confused; wand), Ebony Scorpion Dagger (WP:5, deals Poisoned-by-3; dagger), Shackles of War (Prevents anyone from fleeing battles; accessory.), Emerald (Wood), Ruby (Fire), 3x Potion, Grand Tonic, Remedy X3, Bedroll, Smoke Bomb Hunkan Silvertoss (BountyBeast) 53 year old male dwarf Rogue Level 2 Power Bonus: 0 Health: 8/8 Gold: 19 Equipment: Longsword (WP: 3) Inventory: Potion, Venom, Phoenix Essence, Nostrum Kid Reddson (dum) 19 Male Human (1/4 Leprechaun) Ranger Level 1 Power Bonus: 0 Health: 6/6 Gold: 0 Equipment: Crossbow (WP 3) Inventory: 3 Smoke Bomb, 2 Potion, Phoenix Essence, Bed Roll Torald Waruelf (Alfadas) 20 year old male human Barbarian Level 9 Power Bonus: 2 Defense: 3 Health: 18/18 Gold: 76 Equipment: Sludge Glaive (WP:8, pierces defense and causes either fragile or weakened; halberd), Tricorne (SP:3, headwear; suitable to anyone) Inventory: Ebony Scorpion Spear (WP:5, deals Poisoned-by-3; spear), Old and Rusty Greatsword (WP: 3), Crocodile Belt (Max. Health +2; accessory.), 6 Potions, Mead X7, Phoenix essence, Tiger Balm, Fighting Boots (Power +5 on the front row; suitable to barbarians, knights, rogues, beast warriors, chi monks, dragoons, harlots, infiltrators, marauders, skirmishers, regulators, vindicators and winged warriors; footwear. Spark Hammer (WP: 8 Lightning elemental Hammer. Double WP against flying and mechanical) Wolfwind (Kappy) 38-year-old Male Werewolf Mage Level 1 Power Bonus: 0 Health: 5/5 Ether: 5/5 Gold: 0 Equipment: Staff (3 WP) Inventory: 1 Potion, 1 Opal, 1 Remedy At the guildhouse the party was instructed to find Dr. Cula's laboratory on the second floor. Eventually they came to a door with the correct name on it. Inside, the group is met by the pale doctor who is busy at work with his latest concoctions. "Ah heroeth! Your timing it abtholutely perfect. I vath jutht telling my athitant how difficult it had become to find good help given the forming of the alliantheth. I am Doctor Alphothe Cula, at your thervithe and thith ith my laboratory. Ith thith all of you? I'm not thure how many of you Julian athepted." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QM Note: Welcome to Quest 149 folks! Glad you could all join us. For those of you for whom this is your first time on a Quest I'll pop in with "QM Note's" every once in while to give you advice or guidance, otherwise the world is pretty free range. Most things included in the pictures are there for a purpose so don't feel afraid to interact with what you see. If you ever want to do something specifically make sure to bold it. Likewise important facts or questions will also be bolded throughout the quest. This quest was designed to be fairly straight forward and relatively short (maybe a month or so depending on activity level). The general rule of thumb is that I will update at a minimum of every 24 hours if not sooner, I expect the same from my players. If you need to take a leave of absence please state so in the quest or send me a private message. Important, if you have not posted in 72 hours and have not given any notice of your absence you will be dropped from the quest, there are of course exceptions, but generally such behavior is considered inconsiderate of both my time and the fellow players. If you have any out of character questions (OoC), please use the appropriate abbreviation or shade your comments. Please refrain from just posting OoC comments only posts unless absolutely necessary. Feel free to at any time send me a private message if you have any questions or post non-quest concerning talk in the discussion thread of this sub-forum. With that please confirm that your stats are correct and have fun and thanks for coming along on the adventure!
  16. Four hours after Midday. One by one, the Heroes arrive at the designated meeting location. The Heroes are: Party Miderun (CallMePie), The Woman Who Killed Sean Cole *Party Leader* 18 year old Female Orc Barbarian Level 13 *Attacks cause Enamored* Power: 26 (13 + 13) Power Bonus: 6 (3 in back row) Defense: 0 Health: 20/20 (8 + 12) Gold: 368 Equipment: Oculoid Claw (WP: 13, 1/6 chance of dealing the infected-effect, causing an enemy to lose health equal to 1/3 of their level rounded down at the end of each round, club), Seductive Perfume (Holder deals the enamored-effect, accessory, suitable for women), Lesser Orc Gauntlets: +6 power on the front row, +3 on the back, handwear, suitable only to orcs) Inventory: Bonaparte Cutlass (WP: 9, doubled if the user has reputation among the Bonapartes), Club(WP:5, Club), Serstyral (WP: 3, axe), War Axe (WP: 9, suitable for suitable for barbarians, alchemists, beast warriors, infiltrators, regulators and winged warriors.), Lucustoid Axe (WP: 3), Wicked Javelin (WP: 7, 1/6 chance of dealing the slowed-effect, throwing weapon), Tricorne (SP: 3, headwear, suitable for anyone), Opal, Phoenix Essence, 4x Potions, Remedy, Grand Potion, Smoke Bomb, High Heels (Power +1; suitable for women.), 7 Venoms, Loincloth of the Ancient (SP: 3, Absorbs Earth, footwear) Kiray Nastayo (KingoftheZempk), A Hero Who Is Actually Worth Something 24 year old Female Human Black Knight Level 16 *Immune to Blinded, Doomed, Blessed, Light, Darkness* *Deals double damage to Holy and Demonic Foes* Power Bonus: 6 Defense: 29 Health: 33/33 Gold: 182 Equipment: Smith’s Katana (WP:10, Darkness elemental), Never Blessed Helmet (SP: 8, Immunity to Blinded, Doomed and Blessed, Wearer deals double damage to Holy Enemies, suitable to Knights, Barbarians, Regulators, and Skirmishers), Never Blessed Armor (SP: 10, Immune to Darkness, Light, and Blessed, Wearer deals double damage to Demons, suitable to Knights, Barbarians, Regulators, and Skirmishers), Orcish Barbed Shield (SP: 11) Inventory: Weapons and Shields: Sanctified Rito Longsword (WP:6, doubled against Flying enemies; longsword), Sword of Fire and Light (WP: 7, Fire-Light Elemental, Greatsword, Two Fanged Orcish Shield (SP: 7, Immune to Darkness, Shield Bash Replaces Meditate) Artifacts: Flameproof Armor (SP:1, no longer flameproof; bodywear, suitable for anyone), Snug Armor (SP: 5, Cannot be De-Equipped, Suitable to all classes that use shields, body wear), Fishy Scale Mail (SP: 6, wearer absorbs water-elemental damage as health, immune to Fire; suitable for knights, dragoons, skirmishers, and regulators, body wear) Gems: Diamond Consumables: x3 Potion, Banana (Restores full health when eaten), Nostrum, Ambrosia, Mead, Smelling Salts, Mediocre Pongcanis Brew (Encouraged + Enraged), Smoke Bomb, x2 Bones, Soma, Ambrosia, Mead, Everlasting Venom (Adds the poisoned by 10-effect to one weapon permanently), Dragon Scale, x3 Fire Bomb, x4 Venom, Sharp Tip (-2 bleeding) Tools: Bedroll, Shovel The Demon Germ (Samuraiturtle) ??? years old Male Half Demon Rogue Level 8 *Immune to Darkness* Power: 13 Defense: 1 Health: 14/14 Ether: 0 Gold: 181 Equipped: Sanctified Rito Gypsy Dart (WP:5, doubled against Flying enemies; throwing weapon), Shadow Cloak (SP:1, immune to Darkness; backwear, suitable for anyone) Inventory: Weapons: Wrench (WP:3, decreases the target’s level by 1; throwing weapon) Gear / Armor: Red Shield (SP: 8) Gems / Scrolls: Scroll of Blindness (Enables casting the blinded-effect to the target, making them unable to use a physical attack for the next three rounds. Each casting has a 50/50 chance of success and costs 1 ether.) Consumables:Potion (x2), Level-Up Mushroom, Phoenix Essence, Floral Bomb, Bone, Deadly Venom Tools: Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass Others: Gold Ring (worth 15 gold, or can be given to someone else to make them Enamored with the giver) Decmon Cards: Will-o'-Wisp (Fiery 1) ; Carrion Squirrel (Dark 1) ; Glow Worm (Luminous 1) Bobby "Young" Bucks Jr. (Zepher) 19 year old Male Human Rogue Level 10.5 *Immune to cursed**Attacks cause Enamored* Power: 19 (9+10) Defense: 3 Health: 17/17 (10+6+1*) Gold: 301 Equipment: Hue and Saturation whip (WP:10; causes Enamored), Nondescript Cape (SP: 3; protects from Cursed effect; suitable for rogues; backwear) Inventory: Nice Boots (SP: 1, Footwear: Immune to Earth and Darkness, Fine-tuned Flute (WP:15, user is nimble; instrument), Dagger (WP:5, Dagger), Throwing Knife (WP: 3), Mugger's Mask (Head-wear, wearer cannot have gold stolen from them), Swift Boots, Raw Horsehide, 4x Potion, 2x Grand Potion, Grand Tonic, Health Core, 2x Remedy, Phoenix Essence, Mead, Shovel, Pickaxe Mhinak (Goliath) 40 Year Old Male Dwarf Ranger Level 4 Power: 7 Health: 9/9 Gold: 235 Equipment: Red Handcannon (WP: 8) Inventory: Wooden Hand Cannon (WP: 3), Potion, Smoke Bomb, Phoenix Essence, Bone, Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, and Telescope [Left Eye] Na'im Thamir (Enceladus) 2,314 year old Male Fenarian Cleric Level 4 Power: 7 Health: 12/12 Ether: 12/12 (7+5) Gold: 5 Equipment: Lucerna Beautus (WP: 3, Staff), Badge of the Smokemaster (Max. Ether +5; User can spend 5 ether in each battle to make the whole party flee; suitable to classes with ether; accessory) Inventory: Scroll of Sealing (Enables casting the sealed-effect to the target, making them unable to use a special skill for the next three rounds. Each casting has a 50/50 chance of success and costs 1 ether.), Potion, 1 Remedy, Smoke Bomb, 2 Phoenix Essence, Bedroll, 2x Bone, 3 Tonic, Shovel A lone modified tree house stands in the middle of a small clearing surrounded by dense forests. Logs are stacked haphazardly at one corner, amongst the little of shrubs that remain around the tree. Little seems to be an overstatement as the remaining vegetation flourish undisturbed. The Heroes could see two short statured Ancients idling around and two burly-axe-wielding men grumbling at the back. Seeing the Heroes approach the clearing, one of the Ancients steps forward. "Look who's here! Heroes from Heroica, so I've been informed. Welcome. I'm Lyrion and this is my brother Hung. We're the Lannisters. I'm in charge around here." "Whoever put you in charge?" "A team ultimately needs direction, Hung, and I'm willing to take one for the team to shoulder that burden." One of the men turns and gives Lyrion a dirty look and then scoffs. "I'm willing to take one for the team... to boss everyone around." Issac echos, in a sarcastic, yet amusing, manner. Maintaing his composure, Lyrion draws a deep breath and clears his throat. Attempting to redirect the conversation, he turns to the Heroes, "So esteemed Heroes, how should I address each one of you?" QM Note: A warm welcome to all! I will be your Host for this quest. The usual, confirm within 48 hours and we can get it underway. Meanwhile, please check your stats and feel free to interact with anyone.
  17. Hello, I want to show you my first freebuild for the role play game "9 Reiche" on the german LUG Imperium der Steine. To read the story check out this link,I hope you like it: http://www.imperiumd...ht/#entry769267 I hope you like it,Greetings KevFett2011
  18. Four heroes chosen by the Sisters of Danab to escort them to Salmanda and back were instructed to meet the nuns at the Harbor by the magical ship Flouncy Phoenix. They could hear the gaggle of Sisters prattling and laughing excitedly from a distance. "Have any of you ever been to Salmanda? The warm ocean breeze is said to do wonders to your skin!" "Try as you might, Nessa, but you will grow old and wrinkly like the rest of us." "Watch your words, Zarissa! I am younger than her!" "But certainly more experienced, if you get what I mean." "You are downright shameless, Hymnessamine!" "Ahem! Calm down, sisters. Our champions have arrived." The white-haired Sister nodded to the heroes. "Mother's blessings to you, heroes of Heroica. I am Revered Aunt Ovelia, leader of this herd. I wish to thank you gentlemen for taking on this endeavor. I know escorting a bunch of old women..." "Excuse me?!" "...My apologies, aging women, is nothing compared to fighting demonic hordes and forgotten gods, but in these troublesome times one cannot be careful enough. Despite the peaceful nature of our order, we have our adversaries. Sisters, please introduce yourselves." "As Mister Brutenhal here knows well, I am Aunt Hymnessamine, a teacher of religions and music at the Academy of Enlightenment. I shall provide entertainment for you so you won't get bored on the long voyage." She winked at Heckz. "Entertainment, sure... I am Aunt Zarissa, and if you know the history of your organization, then yes, I am the legendary sage that once graced Heroica Hall with her presence." "My name is Aunt Theresa, and I am here to ensure you keep your hands off of my colleagues." "She is one of the Merry Women of Eubric Forest, so you better take her word for it, hehehe." "And I am Aunt Esther, one of the eldest members of the Eubric Sisterhood. You must excuse if I am not the most sociable person on the trip to Salmanda, but I get queasy on the seas." "We are waiting for one more member to join the entourage, but in the meanwhile, if you have any questions about our little quest, feel free to ask them now." Party: Eric (Khorne) 30 year old norseman Raider Level 26 2/3 *Natural Respite* *Evasion* *Immune to Fragile, Weakened, Asleep, Water and Earth* Power: 46 (26+18+2) Defense: 5 Health: 50/50 (8+7+26+4+5) Gold: 223 Equipment: Conspirator (WP: 18, causes Blinded; longsword), Pugilist's Gloves (Power +2, protects from Weakened; handwear), Heavy Armor (SP:5, protects from Fragile; bodywear), Boots of Evasion (Wearer takes half damage in front row + Immunity to Water, Earth and Asleep; footwear) Inventory: Weapons: Godricsleif (WP: 22; Ice-, Lightning-, Darkness-elemental; greatsword), Drengazuli Grom'az (WP:6; Dual Strike; axe), 6 Silverfish Wings (WP:8, retrievable, throwing dagger), 2 Diseased Silverfish Wings (WP:8, causes cursed-effect, retrievable, throwing weapon) Spell Items: Garnet (Earth) Consumables: Potion, 10 Grand Potions, Health Core, 3 Elixirs, 3 Remedies, Neutralizer, 1 Phoenix Essence, 8 Meads, 7 Smelling Salts, 4 Nostrum, 5 Mulled Wine, Ambrosia, Dragon Scale, Venom, Deadly Venom, 2 Feather of White (Allows the user to hide for up to three rounds, avoiding Free Hits. The effect ends if the user targets an enemy.), Fire Bomb, Lightning Bomb, Aeolus Bomb, Bone John 'Heckz' Brutenhal, the Ghostbuster, the Super Sleuth and the School Inspector (Cutcobra) 32 year old male human Sorcerer Level 25 1/3 *Immune to Sealed* *Jinxed Spells* Power: 37 (25+12) (Spellpower: 47 (25+12+10)) Defense: 3 Health: 33/33 (5+24+4) Ether: 36/36 (5+24+1+5+1) Gold: 730 Equipment: Solemn Scythe (WP: 12, darkness-elemental scythe, 1/2 chance of causing sealed), Magician's Gloves (Spellpower +10; suitable for mages; handwear), Robe Of The Archmagi (SP:3, Max. Ether + 5, immune to sealed; bodywear), Bad Luck Charm (Makes the sorcerer’s spells - including Razzmatazz and Sleight of Hand - cause an additional jinxed-effect, increasing their ether cost by 1; suitable for sorcerers; accessory)[/font][/color] Inventory: Rawr (WP:9, dagger), Rat Scepter (WP:3, 4x damage to enemies named “rat”; wand), Pitchfork of Abomination (WP:1, pierces all defenses including SP but breaks after one use; suitable to all classes), Bone Whip (WP:9, damages undead, whip), Harlot's Outfit (SP: 2, immune to poisoned; suitable for Witches, Sorcerers and Harlots; bodywear/footwear), Buffoon's Hat (Prevents anyone from taking the wearer seriously; protects from Free Hits unless the wearer is the last hero standing; headwear),Watt's Artifact (Makes the user’s attacks and spells three times more effective against demons; accessory), Opal (Ice), Garnet (Earth), Amethyst (Darkness), Aquamarine (Water), Ether Core, Elixir, Neutralizer, Phoenix Essence, 3x Mead, 3x Smelling Salts, Nostrum, Smoke Bomb, 2x Deadly Venom, 7 Bones, Skeleton Decoy, Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass, Telescope, Magic Compass, Blue Jelly Lord Lawrence Boomingham (Zepher) 48 years old human Paladin Level 33 2/4 *Immune to Darkness, Fire, Fragile, Stunned, Sleep, Weakened, and Blindness* Power: 55 (33+17+4+1) Defense: 11 (7+4) Health: 56/56 (10+32+11+2+1) Ether: 33/33 (33) Gold: 1335 Equipment: Scupperer (WP: 17; darkness-, fire- and earth-elemental; inflicts bleeding and poisoned by 10; great sword) Round Metal Shield (SP:7), Tome of Affluence (+10 Gold if equipped for the entirety of a battle; grants immunity to fragile, asleep, weakened, blindness, darkness and fire; accessory), Counterstrike Gloves (If the wearer is damaged by a Free Hit, they counter with strength equal to their level; handwear.), Scarlet Hood (SP:4, grants immunity to stunned) Inventory: Weapons: Lullaby Wand (WP:6, inflicts asleep), Silver Sword (WP: 18, Longsword), Frozen Saber (WP: 14; light-, ice- and wind-elemental; inflicts stunned; great sword) Artifacts: Hood of Belthazar Bluehood (Power +4; Ether -6; headwear), Cloak of Blood Magic (+5 ether, attacks made with darkness magic cause weakened; suitable for mages, necromancers and chi monks; bodywear), Chains of the Pongcanis Chief (Hero Pierces SP if fighting from Front, Enemies ignore SP if hero fights from the back row, cannot be removed in battle), Amulet of Optimism (Adds the confused-effect to all attacks; accessory, suitable to Erdathcath only) Spell Items: Amethyst (Darkness), Scroll of Recklessness (Encouraged and Fragile; costs 5 Ether; 50/50 chance), Scroll of Blindness, Scroll of Weakening, Scroll of Fragility, Scroll of Sealing, Emerald Lamp of Summoning (0/3) Consumables: Potion, Health Core, x2 Remedy, Elixir, Phoenix Essence, x6 Mead, x3 Nostrum, Ambrosia, x2 Smelling Salts, Fire Brandy (Encouraged, Immune to Ice), Fireball Whiskey (Immunity to Fire One Battle OR 20 Fire Damage All Enemies), Hamantasch (Lucky, Blessed), Jinxy Juice, Hair of the Dog, x2 Grating Stone, Oculoid Miasma, Oculoid Fireworks, Saber Teeth, Mythril Shard Tools: Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe Sgt. Jon McEncy (Pyrovisionary) 54 year old male human Black Knight Level 23 *Immune to Blinded and Stunned* *Poisonous Defense* *Permanently Hastened* Power: 48 (23+21+2+2) Defense: 20 (16+4) Health: 47/47 (7+22+9+3+3+3) Gold: 400 Equipment: Demonic Scissors (WP:21, dual strike, Light and Darkness elemental, Hollow [Potion], dagger), Serpenthead Shield (SP:16, causes poisoned by 2-effect to anyone physically attacking the user, shield), Pegleg of Hastening (Permanent Hastened effect to the user; Immune to Blinded, suitable to Sarge only; footwear), Black Knight's Armour (SP:4, protects from stunned-effect; suitable for black knights; bodywear), Swift boots (Changes HIDE into STEAL & HIDE, allowing the wearer to steal gold equal to the target’s level if it carries gold in addition to hiding) Inventory: Weapons Wooden Spear (WP:4, wood-elemental spear) Artifacts Monkey Armor (SP:4, immune to earth and bound; suitable to knights, beast warriors, dragoons, skirmishers and winged warriors; bodywear), Ranger’s Quiver (WP +1 to bows and crossbows, suitable for rangers, beast warriors, infiltrators and winged warriors; backwear) Spell Items: Garnet (Earth) Consumables: 3 Potions, 2 Grand potions, Health Core, 4 Remedies, 2 Phoenix Essences, 4 Venoms, Deadly Venom, 3 Smoke Bombs, Sleep Bomb, Gold Ring (worth 15 gold; can be given to someone to make them enamored with the giver), 2 Bones, Feather of White (Allows the user to hide for up to three rounds, avoiding Free Hits. The effect ends if the user targets an enemy.) Tools: Bedroll, Shovel, Pickaxe, Telescope, Magic Compass, Magnifying Glass, Business Card
  19. It was that time of the year again, when most of Eubric prepared to celebrate Grogmas, the festival of generosity and warmth in the middle of winter. It originated from Baltarok, out of all places, where there used to live a tribal chieftain called Grog the Red, who was renown for giving exuberant gifts to his tribe once a year. His life was cut short by a jealous rival, but his legacy lingered on. Orcish slaves spread the tradition all over northern Olegaia, and in the spirit of Father Grogmas, people started exchanging gifts with their nearest and dearest every year near the winter solstice. That was the case in Heroica, as well. ~*RULES OF THE EVENT*~ ~ All players can suggest gifts to give to their fellow player's characters. The gifts can be pre-existing items (like consumables or equipment), or something made up. Please think what would be fitting for the player character in question. ~ You can suggest gifts for multiple characters, but only one gift per player character. You naturally cannot suggest gifts for yourself, nor use this topic to ask others for something. ~ The best and the most fitting gifts will be selected by the Game Manager, so that everyone who got suggestions will get one gift. ~ You have up until the 20th of December to send your suggestions. The chosen gifts will be revealed during the Christmas Grogmas holidays.
  20. A group of four heroes leave the confines of the Hall and walk through Eubric, the brisk morning air cutting through the streets. Navigating through clusters of Eubric's bustling citizens, the heroes eventually reach the Albatross Inn. They open the front door and step into the foyer. A drifts through the rooms of the Albatross, sans a singer to say the lyrics. The party enters the bar, and the same brown-haired man that walked through the hall stops playing the piano, and stands up. It was Gabriel Cour - sharply dressed in a suit, as opposed to his normal military gear. "Apologies in advance for not being dressed for the job right now. They enforce a dress code here, and I wasn't sure when you were going to show up." "Yeah, military duds scare off the customers." pipes in the barkeep. "That, and Mr. Cour needs to work off his tab somehow." "If you think that piano playing here is my only source of income, you are mistaken. Don't pay attention to him. He likes to hear himself speak. You all here?" Gabriel looks expectantly at the party. The Party: Jinnipher Buchaire (JimBee) 76-year-old female Moon Elven Knight Monk Pretzel and His 99 Pieces, the Super Sleuth (Played by Palathadric) Calamity (Scubacarrot) 24 year old human Mage Lind Whisperer QM Note: Welcome to 143! You have 24 hours to make purchases/confirm. I'll add your stats once everyone makes their marketplace trips and checks in.
  21. Scorpiox

    Heroica RPG - The Embassy

    ~The Embassy~ Standing tall in the bustle of Eubric's centre, is the majestic stone construction of learning renowned and respected by all; the Embassy. Pushing aside heavy gilded doors, you find yourself in the grand entrance hall of a vast network of rooms and passages, all dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the many races of Olegaia's vast surface. In each of these many rooms, lies as much information and as many souvenirs to each living thing as possible, so that all manner of old and new walking-beasts can never be truly forgotten. ~The Embassy of Eubric~ But before you have any time to truly appreciate the grandeur and spectacle behind this great establishment, you begin to notice the the vast array of creatures moving around amongst the pillars and great statues. Men, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, and creature so wild and diverse that you could have imagined. But standing guffly in the centre of the stone plaza, as though immune to the beauty of it all, stands a stocky and well-built figure. He is clad in a thick leather plating, wrapped around with an elegant and embroidered robe. Noticing your awestruck and lost expression, the man takes a heavy and direct path towards you, purposeful in his stride. When he draws near, the voice he speaks, coarse and violent in a gutteral roar, a tone in stark contrast to the words that he speaks of truth. "Ah, Master, or is it Mis'ress? My eyes are not what they once were. But otherwise, welcome here. They call me Largh-múnd, 'The learned one', of the Lurgh-án kin; I am the beating heart of this house. What is it that brings you to this place, my palace of the past things? You, you want to see my archives, read what I have spent my days to bring? Fine, I will show you to these things, so that you may better the knowledge of others of your clan." Turning his back on your still-amazed form, Largh-múnd leads the way into alley after corridor-way, pointing and gesturing at the many exhibits that lay out the history of every creature to have ever crossed the face of Olegaia. And what a great many things there are to see... ~The Great Archive~ Humans Appearance: Most of the humans are of average height and weight. Their skin tone ranges from pale to dark brown depending on their natural habitat, with the most common tone being yellow. Humans can breed with most of the minority races, so individuals with mixed heritage are quite common. History: Humans are the most populous race in Olegaia, comprising a little less than half of the planet's population. They rule nearly all the realms around the Crystalline Sea. The minority races often see them as oppressors and conquerors, for the curiosity and ambition of the humankind knows no boundaries. Because the race is so widely spread, it has attained a multitude of diverse cultures: for example, humans in Dastan live a very different life from the humans in Carthago, even though there is only a narrow sea in between the nations. Humans live approximately 60 years, although some individuals are known to have lived for over 100 years. Elves Appearance: Elves are lither and slightly taller than the average humans, but their most notable feature are the pointed ears. Elves usually lack facial hair, so any individuals with beards and moustaches are likely to have ancestors from other races in their bloodline. Most elves have a yellow or fair skin tone, although there are tribes with dark skin as well. History: Most elves live in very secluded communities in far-off locations, which has prevented their numbers from growing despite their nearly infinite life expectancy. This has also resulted in diverse elven cultures that shun each other. The three most influential cultures are usually referred to as the "Star Elves" of Spesialia, the "Moon Elves" of Mercution and the "Sun Elves" of the Eversummer Islands. Other distinct cultures include the woodland elves and the nomad elves. However, in recent times many elves have felt drawn to the growing cities, so the race is finally starting to mingle with the rest of the world. Dwarves Appearance: Short and stout, the dwarves are physically accustomed to their lives under the ground. Both males and females have long, bushy beards, making them nigh indistinguishable from one another, although some surface-dwelling individuals have chosen to shave theirs to better fit the surrounding culture. There are clans living much deeper than common dwarves with soot-black skins and a weakness to sunlight. History: Dwarves are natural masons, smiths and craftsmen, and they are said to be the most arduous workers in the world. Their underground cities are a marvel to behold, for the dwarves have an eye for detail and architecture. But they also have eye for precious metals and jewels, labelling the whole race greedy and selfish. For this reason they usually don't like to mingle with other races, and most clans have shut themselves inside their mountains. Dwarves usually live for half a millennium. Halflings Appearance: Halflings are even shorter than dwarves, and are also lighter and less hairy. Their ears are also somewhat pointed, with their hair always growing in thick curls. Some say they are just short-born humans or elves, but the halflings deny that fervently. History: Halflings lead happy and carefree lives in their own little communities. They are drawn to the simple things in life, such as agriculture and brewery, but some also work as travelling entertainers or peddlers. In some lands, halflings bear the mark of thieves and cheaters. Halflings tend to live somewhat longer than humans, usually around 80 years. Gnomes Appearance: The shortest of the diminutive races, gnomes are also known for their rotund bodies and high-pitched voices. Male gnomes begin to grow their bushy beards from a very early age, as they believe it brings them good luck. It is said that cutting off a gnome's beard transfers all that good luck to the cutter. History: Gnomes are masterful tinkerers, gathering the junk thrown away by the "Tall Ones" and building their homes and tools out of them. Gnomes tend to dwell under major cities in tunnels and sewers, where they feel safe from the outside world. Some have founded their own villages under hills or in caves. Gnomes only live for about 50 years. Orcs Appearance: The most populous of the "greenskinned" races, orcs have a pale green skin, red eyes and sharp fangs. They are somewhat taller and more muscular than humans. History: For a long time, Baltarok, the land of the orc-kin, was a harsh wasteland where only the toughest could survive. Orcs lived in savage tribes locked in a constant war, until their gazes were turned to the fertile kingdoms in the east.They began to raid and pillage the lands, and gained an ill reputation. After a failed attempt to claim the human kingdoms as their own, many orcs were enslaved and used for hard labour. However, some orcs escaped and brought their knowledge of craftsmanship to Baltarok. Now new cities are rising on the edges of the barren desert, and orcs are moving away from their days as brutal barbarians. Goblins Appearance: The goblins are shorter and skinnier than orcs, and they have pointy ears and yellow eyes. Aside from the greenskinned kind, there are also brown and fairskinned goblins. The offspring of a goblin and an orc are known as hobgoblins, while the much rarer crossing of a goblin and an ogre is called an ogroblin. History: Goblins have always lived alongside orcs, although less numerous. The orcish tribes previously used goblins for mundane chores as well as espionage, but nowadays the goblins live as equals to the orcs. Hobgoblins Appearance: Far taller and more imposing than their goblin parentage, but leaner than orcs, the hobgoblins share many traits of their fellow green-skins. Their skin ranges in tones from earthy brown to bright green, and most notable of their features are large, cloudy eyes, typical of cave-dwelling goblins; and also profoundly long ears. These and many other features make hobgoblins adept at both underground and open living. History: Hobgoblins are stronger than goblins and faster than orcs, making them well-rounded combatants. They do not stand high in the hierarchy of the greenskins, so the orcish tribes usually treat them as cannonfodder in their wars. Gremlins Appearance: Even smaller than goblins, gremlins are comparable to gnomes. They have long ears and a flat face. History: Gremlins usually live in throngs in underground nests. They are dumb, almost bestial, and in their scavenge for nourishment they tend to break everything in their sight. That's why they are rarely seen (or wanted) inside cities. Their lifespan is as short as their stature. Metasimians Appearance: Despite their bestial appearance resembling gorillas, Metasimians are not "weregorillas" like some think. In fact, referring to them as apes is a great insult. Metasimians usually have black fur, but grey and brown variations are known to exist. Those few born with white fur are considered to be blessed by the Metasimian god Orang Pendek. History: Metasimians originate from the humid jungles of the Mistlands in the continent of Mistaria. Most of them live in primitive tribes, but they are surprisingly intelligent, adapting to life outside their forest fairly quickly. They live somewhat longer than humans on average. Aoi Appearance: As a contrast to the greenskinned races living to the west of the Crystalline Sea, the blue-skinned aoi originate from the far east. The tone of their skin varies from dark blue to light turquoise. All of them have dark hair. History: There are precious few of the Aoi left, most of them remaining in Xu, the cradle of their ancient culture. The aoi are said to be the oldest race on Olegaia, with their history records reaching over a ten thousand years into the past. Despite their highly-developed culture, the aoi have always been prone to war, most likely due to their pride. This and the fact that they cannot breed with any other race has decreased their numbers dramatically. Nowadays there are only less than a thousand of them left. The members of the aoi can live for several hundred years. Nôrns Appearance: An all-female race, nôrns are discernible for their skin and hair, which are both monochromatically the color of hay. Most of them have blue eyes. History: Nôrns hail from the land of Nôrnia in the far north, close to the Norse continent of Vártland. Their myths tell that they are daughters of Helvetia, the goddess of afterlife, placed on Olegaia to guard her treasures. The nôrns are exceptionally talented in magic and spiritualism. Lately many of them were killed or driven from their homeland by vikings. This only added to their natural disdain towards men of other races. The nôrns have an endless lifespan unless they are killed, and they can only become pregnant by the will of their goddess. Merfolk Appearance: Merfolk are humanoids with features of aquatic creatures, including the tails or heads of a fish, claws of a crab or tentacles of an octopus. Each variation has their own tribal name, such as Sharkling, Teuthisal, Sargassan, Nautican, Sphyrnan and Octopial. History: The merfolk share a similar origin to the werefolk, with their ancestors being shapeshifters who grew accustomed to changing into fish and aquatic animals. Most of the merfolk live in their own cities at the bottom of the seas, where they can dwell undisturbed. Some of them can breath out of water, but even then they usually prefer to linger near the oceans, working as sailors or fishermen. Giants Appearance: Giants come in various sizes, but they are all at least twice as tall as humans. The tallest giants were said to grow as tall as the trees. Besides their magnified features, they look like humans. History: Long ago the giants ruled the High Kingdoms, with the city of Duplovia as the center of their culture. But then the humans from the Low Kingdoms came and vanquished nearly all of them, building a new city on top of the ruins of Duplovia. The remnants fled to the mountains, where they keep to themselves, for humans still regard them as a threat due to their size. It is unknown how long a giant can live. Ogres Appearance: Twice as tall as their orcish cousins, the ogres come in two different breeds: green and brown. Ogres often have horns and spikes growing out of their skin. They are strong and sturdy, yet surprisingly calm and wise. History: Ogres have a peculiar origin: they were once orcs who were transformed by a sorcerer as his private army. However, the ogres turned on the wicked mage and killed him instead. The army split into two, others travelling south and others staying in the north of Baltarok. The southern ogres developed a brown skintone. Because of their magically enhanced nature, ogres have a much longer lifespan than orcs. Trolls Appearance: Trolls are unintelligent, crude, hulking creatures with deformed features. They have pale blue or green skin, and are distantly related to orcs. History: Because of their violent, bestial nature, trolls live either alone or in small packs in secluded places such as caves, hills or deep forests. A few rare individuals have been sighted living under large cities as well. Werefolk Appearance: The prefix of "were" is attached to two types of creatures: humanoids born with bestial features and humanoids turned into beasts later in their lives. There are a multitude of werefolk in Olegaia, ranging from werewolves to werepanthers, werehyenas to werehounds, wererats to werebats. An infected person who becomes a wereperson may gain additional strength and copious hair in their normal shape, but can only reveal their true form when under the light of the full moon. However, the mentally strongest infected werepeople may learn to enact the transformation at will. History: The origins of all werefolk lies in ancient shapeshifting magic. Originally all shapeshifters could change their form at will, but over the ages the magic changed, and most of the shifters got accustomed to a certain form. Some could only change their appearance partially, while others could turn into an animal completely. Thus were born the various tribes of werefolk. The magic can be transferred by blood, so all children of werefolk were born with the same talent as their parents. Blood infusion or biting can also change a normal non-wereperson into one, but it is a risky process that often leads to death. Vampires Appearance: Vampires are a special breed of undead, recognizable for their pallid skin, bloodied eyes and sharp fangs. They possess great strength, and have be known to shapeshift into bats and other dark creatures. History: According to the legends, the first vampires were created when a group of Zootists yearning to live forever made a pact with a certain demon. The demon turned the cultists into blood-craving servants of the night, who could turn others into vampires as well by feeding them their own blood. Vampires can only be killed by either exposing them to direct sunlight or chopping them to small-enough pieces. Zombies Appearance: Zombies are living dead resurrected from their grave in a varied state of decay. Most zombies are braindead, but some have maintained a sliver of sanity. History: Created by necromancers as mindless slaves, zombies are magically bound to whoever raised them. They yearn to feel alive again, and they are constantly tormented by an insatiable hunger. That's why they sometimes feed on living humans. Killing a zombie is as easy as destroying its brain. Bugbears Appearance: Bugbears is the mocking name given to the hairy bipedal creatures that inhabit densely forested areas. The name they call themselves is often transliterated asbagbaw. They dress in animal pelts, bones, feathers and stolen clothes. History: The bugbears live in hierarchical communities build inside large trees, and it is rare to see them in an urban environment. They are widely considered to be mere monsters, since their culture and language is very primitive. Some individuals that have ventured out of their treetowns have learned common speech, though. Cyclops Appearance: Cyclops is the common name given to mutated individuals born with just one eye. They can originate from any tribe, and thus have the features of that tribe aside from the eye. History: It is unknown what causes the cyclopean syndrome, but usually a local witch is suspected of cursing the yet-unborn child. Cyclops are most commonly found on Babeleth Darklands and the surrounding areas. Fairies Appearance: Though they look like humans for the most parts, fairies are usually born with insectoid wings. Different families have different kinds of wings, some having those of a butterfly while others having dragonfly wings, for example. Fairies born without wings are considered outcasts, as they are usually the result of an interracial relationship. Another distinct feature of fairies is that they can change their size from human-sized to as small as a bee. As beings closely related to nature, fairies prefer to cover themselves with plants, although fairies dwelling among other races are known to don clothes as well. History: Fairies originate from another plane of existence, commonly referred to as The Faerie. It is intertwined with the mortal realm, which rifts between the planes appearing in special places known as "fairy rings". Many legends are told of people venturing into The Faerie, never to be seen again. Other tales tell that time runs differently in The Faerie, and a day spend there might equal decades or mere seconds in the mortal realm. The goddess Sylvania herself is said to be the queen of all fairies, although no fairy has ever admitted to it. They call their queen Ylwannah. It is unknown how long a fairy can live. Fenarians Appearance: Fenarians are much taller than average humans, pallid skinned and red eyed. Sometimes they are mistaken for vampires, but they lack the fangs and are very much alive. Fenarians prefer elaborate robes as clothing. History: The homeland of the Fenarians is the underground realm of Fenario, also known as the Land of Eternal Darkness, that is located below the southern parts of the continent of Spesialia. Some scholars theorize that Fenarians used to be elves that moved underground due to some dispute in ancient times, since they share equal lifespans to elves, but Fenarians themselves fervently deny it. Most of them never leave their subterranean cities. Grumpkins Appearance: The heads of grumpkins resemble pumpkins and their bodies are short and stout. They have leaves and flowers as hair. History: Grumpkins are another example of monstrous creatures that have evolved into a civilized race. However, they are shunned by the other races due to their lack of intelligence and habit of eating dirt and insects. That is why they prefer living in the wilderness. Eubric Freeport has a colony of grumpkins living on the garbage heap at the Hovels District. Kobolds Appearance: Kobolds are small and bony critters that move on all fours. They have light brown skin, pointy ears and sharp teeth, hinting of close relation with goblins. History: Creatures of the subterranean, kobolds have only recently started to emerge into the surface world. They have a long history of being adversaries to the dwarves, gnomes and Fenarians, raiding and pillaging the cities of the more developed underground societies. They are rather malicious and unsociable, making them unwanted visitors to almost any community. Leprechauns Appearance: Leprechauns are cousins to halflings, with the main difference being their flaming-red hair and a nose for treasure. For some reason, leprechauns have taken a habit of dressing in green, probably to further separate themselves from the halflings that they much despise. History: It is said that a leprechaun can smell a fortune a mile away, and that is why it is usually considered lucky to befriend one. However, their special talent has lead to persecution and even slavery in some countries, and that is why their number is very small and life expectancy is on the short side. Lucustoids Appearance: Lucustoids are an insect-like race that are commonly found in the desert region of Abra. Lucustoids move and speak in a very twitchy and abrupt manner. While their exoskeletons are particularly resistent to blows and the elements, they are not natural fighters. History: Lucustoids exist is subterranean dwellings carved out beneath the sand dunes of their homeland. Lucustoids are particularly renowned scientists and specifically astonomers since there is rarely a cloud in the sky to interrupt their contemplation of the stars. While they do speak the human tongue, their communication is often stuttered and jerky, filled with clicks and guttural sounds. Two notable members of this race include the Doctors Fahad and Falish Jiivni, foreign experts on the science of transmogrify. Nagas Appearance: Nagas are people with serpentine tails for feet, not to be confused with Snakemen that are actually werefolk and walk on two feet. Nagas come in all colors, and the clothes they wear are colorful and elaborate as well. History: The Nagas inhabit the secluded country of Nagashan that is closed from people of other races, with the exception of traders. Nagas are a proud race with a rich, unique culture, but they have been locked in constant warfare with the neighboring Xu Kingdom. The war has eaten their resources, and that is why a growing number of nagas have fled abroad. Ogroblins Appearance: Ogroblins are offspring of goblins and ogres, and as such are very few in number. They have the hulking bodies and horns of ogres, and the pointy ears and snouts of goblins. History: Like other halfbloods, ogroblins are outcasts in Baltarok. They don't tend to do much better in other countries either because of their hideous appearance. One notable expection is Yasmar, the most notable chef in the High and Low Kingdoms. His dishes are divine, but they come served with a foul language. Phlegmen Appearance: Phlegmen are living blobs of slime shaped like a man. Most of them don clothes to better fit the society. History: All phlegmen originate from a single creature of slime born in a sewer in Eubric that had a few magical potions too many poured into them. Despite their monicker, they have no gender, and they multiply by splitting themselves in half, then continuing to grow. While most of them still live in Eubric Freeport, some have moved elsewhere. Rocklings Appearance: Not to be confused with golems or stone elementals, Rocklings are a diminutive race whose history is not tied to any ethereal source. Their hard exterior prevents them from feeling nearly any pain from physical blows, however their sense of hearing is by far their most sensitive ability and Rocklings are easily startled by loud noises. History: Rocklings can be found in most regions though they naturally favor mountainous country. While one would assume Rocklings would tend toward mining or tunnel digging, this Race has a peculiar fascination with hats and the making of garments, even though they themselves rarely wear any, thus they are often found to be owners of small tailor shops or haberdasheries. Taurians Appearance: Taurians is the common monicker for minotaurs, satyrs and centaurs, also known as the Children of Centurus. They are werefolk with features from bulls, goats and horses, respectively. Minotaurs have heads, fur and hooves of a bull, satyrs have horns, beards and legs of a goat, and centaurs have the upper body of a human attached to a body of a horse. History: Taurians are the ruling race on the island nation of Pyr, along with humans. Their myths tell of three human families blessed by the god Kentauros and turned into Taurians to rule in his name. To this day, the royal palace in Alexandria has four thrones; one for the Human King, one for the Minotaur King, one for the Satyr King and one for the Centaur King. U'kin Appearance: U'kin look eccentric with their long muzzles, wide flappy ears and protruding eyes. Their skin is light brown and can have darker patches. History: U'kin originate from the Dragon Continent, and their lore tells that they were there long before humans came, tamed the dragons and founded the Dastan Empire. U'kin have a peculiar, repetitive speech pattern, of which some of them have learned away from. Yetis Appearance: Yetis are barbaric creatures living on snowy mountaintops and freezing glaciers. They are covered in thick white fur, and the skin underneath is blue. They also have large fangs. The northern yeti are gigantic, while their cousins in the south are the size of humans. History: In some parts of the world, yeti fur is much coveted for its protective qualities, and that is why yetis have learned to shun other races. Lately some have descended from the glaciers, and upon finding that they were not flayed alive in the instant they met other people, they settled into the society. Very few dare to pick a fight with a yeti, due to their immense strength.
  22. The sun shone as the party of heroes made their way out of Eubric and along the road to Shelbric. The party's travels were pleasant and they ran into little danger being a well armed and well equipped group. At long last they came to the small village just as the sun began to set and upon inquiring of the whereabouts of the local tavern quickly found the establishment and entered the Shelbric Common House. The smell of ale and sweat wafted to the heroes noses and the air was thick with noise and hubbub. Two Pogs sat at the bar making conversation with the bartender who seemed to be busy preparing fish. A lizard man and a large hatted human sat across from each other swapping drinks and stories, while a well dressed elf sat motionless intrigued by the heroes entrance. Party: Tesni Hightribe, Hero of the Northern Kingdoms Serpent Skinner (Peppermint M) *Party Leader* Human Female Beserker *Restoration* *Immune to Afraid* Level: 39 Power Bonus: 5 (+3 WP) Defense: 14 +3 Health: 58/58 Gold: 1847 GP: 69 Equipment: Qilin Blade (WP:15, damages undead, ignores row and SP; longsword), Sir Roderick’s Shield (SP:11, Immunity to afraid), Bone Claws (WP:3, SP:2; handwear),Dragon Bone Armor (SP:4, Max. Health +2; bodywear), Barbarian's Boots (Changes “Natural Respite” job trait into “Restoration”, restoring full health after every battle; suitable for barbarians, chi monks and beast warriors). Inventory: - Fàelàn (WP:20, 4x damage to enemies weak to fire, fire-elemental longsword)), Cysgodion (WP:14, darkness-elemental; greatsword), Dryw ar Zoot (WP:14, light-elemental; longsword), Sharp Axe (WP: 14, fire- and ice- Elemental), Mod Rod (WP:10, causes the afraid-effect; lightning-elemental staff suitable for staff members only), Mellt (WP:10,ice- and lightning-elemental; hammer), Cryfder (WP:6), Rebel's Dagger (WP: 5) - 2 Shackles of War (prevents all fleeing, accessory), Red Dragon Plume (artifact, accessory, immunity to Weakened and Fire, suitable to Barbarians, Knights, Skirmishers, Winged Warriors), King's Crown (Headwear, protects against Doom and Petrified, Suitable for all classes) - Tiger Balm, Elixir, Phoenix Essence, 9 Venoms, 4 Deadly Venoms, 6 Meads, 4 Smelling Salts, Nostrum, Soma, 2x Smoke Bomb, Aquamarine Lamp of Summoning, Mulled Wine, 5 Potions, 2x Health Core, 4 Remedies, Grating Stone, 2x Remedy, 3x Bone, Tonic, 2x Grand Potion, 2x Water Bomb, Feather of Flight (Allows the user to flee from the battle when used.), 2x Silver Ore (worth 60 gold), Feather of White (Allows the user to hide for up to three rounds, avoiding Free Hits. The effect ends if the user targets an enemy.), Mythril Shard, Black Pearl (worth 75 gold) Mythril. Atramor Gibbin, the Fiery Champion (CallMePie) 32 year old male human Decamon Drafter Level 40 *Immune to all elements, poisoned, and doomed* *Negative effects last one round* Power: 70 Defense: 14 Health: 67/67 Ether: 46/46 Gold: 10 Equipment: Mythril Claws (WP: 30, double WP against humanoids, fire and darkness elemental, dual strike, daggers), Amulet of the Court (Negative effects last only one round on the wearer, accessory, suitable for anyone), Rat's Hide (SP: 4, backwear, suitable for anyone), Galactic Armor (SP: 6, +6 max health, immune to water, wood, lightning, fire, earth, wind, ice, light, darkness, and doomed, bodywear, suitable for anyone), Helmet of Azzurat (SP: 4, immune to poison, headwear, suitable for anyone) Inventory Weapons: Pheles Kris (WP: 20, wielder has a 1/2 chance to generate an Aura, doubling the user's maximum health but drawing all attacks to them, fire, ice, lightning, earth, wind, light, darkness elemental dagger), Robust Shield (SP: 12, shield), Silver Katana (WP: 15, longsword) Artifacts: Bracers of Insatiable Avarice (Power +2; user gains 25 Gold for every enemy he kills, handwear, suitable for hunters, berserkers, battle mages, beast warriors, dragoons, marauders, regulators, and skirmishers), Chameleon Vest (Max. Health +10, the user becomes able to absorb the last element it was damaged with; bodywear) Scrolls: Scroll of Arc Frailty (50/50 chance to inflict the fragile-effect to all enemies for ether equal to the number of enemies), Scroll of Fire Armor (50/50 chance to conjure a layer of fiery armor over the target, giving them a 50/50 chance to deal the burned by 10-effect when hit by Damage or Special Damage at the cost of 5 ether), Scroll of Ice Armor (50/50 chance to conjure a layer of ice armor over the target, giving them a 50/50 chance to deal the stunned-effect when hit by Damage or Special Damage at the cost of 5 ether) Consumables: 6 Bones, Dirt Bomb, Ether Bomb, Feather of Lithe (Makes the user nimble for three rounds), Fenghuang Incense (After being consumed, automatically revives all party members with full health once when knocked out; cannot revive targets that are already knocked out.) Fire Bomb, 2 Grand Potions, 11 Grand Tonics, Health Core, Jinxy Juice (Deals the jinxed-effect to the target), 2 Meads, Milk (Restores 15 health and ether), Nostrum, Phoenix Essence, 3 Phoenix Incenses, Potion, 3 Remedies, 2 Smelling Salts, Smoke Bomb, 4 Venoms, Water Bomb Tools: Decamodifier (Transforms an enemy with a quarter or less health left into a Decamon card when used, if there is a corresponding card. The monster will not drop anything if it is modified. Tool.), Flint and Steel (Handy for starting fires), Pickaxe, Shovel, Rope Decamon Deck (36): Volt Ant (Electric 1), Tweetybird (Flying 1), x2 Brains-in-a-Jar (Ethereal 2), x2 Barghest (Electric 2), Tangleweed (Plant 3), x2 Dune Ghoul (Rock 3), Simsalamander (Fiery 3), Sylph (Electric 3), Succubus (Fiery 4), x2 Holy Cow (Luminous 4), Thunderbird (Electric 4), x2 Death's Rose (Plant 4), Sandman (Ethereal 4), Automaton (Electric 5), Night Mare (Dark 5), Mushroomhead (Plant 5), Unicorn (Luminous 5), Aquaphant (Aquatic 6), Electriphant (Electric 6), Cave Troll (Rock 6), Dryad (Plant 6), Sandman (Ethereal 6), x2 Woodwose (Plant 7), Carcinos (Aquatic 8), Stone Golem (Rock 8), Storm Elemental (Electric 8), Pegasus (Luminous 8), Cloud Gigas (Electric 9), Phoenix (Fiery 9), Treant (Plant 9) Ellaria Arbour (Sandy) 24 years old female human Alchemist Level 32 3/4 *Three rolls for Mixture* *Transfer poisoned and bleeding upon being hit* *No Free Hits for 3 rounds* Power: 42 Defense: 5 Health: 53/53 Gold: 20 Equipment: Geppetto's Hammer (WP:10, wood-elemental hammer, hollow [Diluted Arc Potion (Restores 15 health to all allies)]; hammer), Rubber Gloves (For Mixture, the die is rolled three times instead of twice, and the highest two results determine the created item; suitable to alchemists; handwear.), Robe of the Magi (SP:1, suitable for mages, clerics, alchemists, chi monks, decamon drafters, necromancers, regulators, scholars and weather mages; bodywear.), Spider Helmet (SP:4, passes poisoned and bleeding effects to the enemy when the wearer is hit; headwear), Spirit Robe (Renders wearer invisible to the enemy for the first three rounds of battle so they do not take free hits; backwear) Inventory: Weapons Ignis Fatuus (WP:13, permanently poisoned by 15, fire- and lighting-elemental staff), Sylvania's Crossbow (WP:10, wood-elemental crossbow), Pan Flute (WP: 7, instrument), Wizard's Staff (WP:1, fire-, wind-, water- and earth-elemental staff), Artefacts: Ranger's Quiver (WP: +1 to bows and crossbows, suitable for rangers, beast warriors, infiltrators, and winged warriors; backwear), Robe of the Archmagi (SP:3, Max Ether +5, protects from sealing; suitable for mages, clerics, necromancers, scholars and weather mages, bodywear) Spell Items: Scroll of Inspiration (Inspired for rest of battle, 10 ether, 50/50 chance) Scroll of Sealing, Scroll of Frailty, Scroll of Weakening, Serenade of Water (Causes Water damage equal to the minstrel's level to all enemies per round for as long as the song is sung. Costs 10 ether per round. Battle Song), Ruby (Fire), Amethyst (Darkness) Consumables: 3 Potions, , 2 Grand Potions, 4 Health Cores, 4 Tonics, Diluted Arc Tonic (Restores 10 ether to all allies), 3 Grand Tonics, Ether Core, Hyper Arc Tonic (Restores full ether to all allies), Elixir, Arc Elixir (Restores 60 health and 15 ether to all allies and removes negative effects.), 3 Remedies, Neutralizer, Tiger Balm, 2 Phoenix Essences, Emergency Essence, Last Resort (Revives all allies with 1 health), Meads, 3 Smoke Bombs, Flash Bomb, 3 Fire Bombs, Ice Bomb, 2 Lightning Bombs, 2 Water Bombs, 2 Holy Bombs, Blind Bomb, Air Bomb, Aeolus Bomb, Bad Breath (Poisoned by 1-effect to all enemies), Feather of White Tools: Bedroll, Pickaxe, Telescope, Magic Compass, Magnifying Glass En Sabah Nur (Jebediahs) 31 year old male human, Mystic Knight Level 31.25 *Immune to Darkness, Wood, Earth*, *Converts Ether to Health*, *Reflects Ether-Based Attacks* Power: 51 (71 vs. Humanoids) Defense: 6 Health: 52/52 Ether: 42/42 Gold: 151 Equipment: Quarterstaff (WP:20/40 against humanoids, suitable for mages, clerics and necromancers ), Earthy Wooden Shield (SP:5, grants immunity to wood and earth-elemental attacks), Traveler's Cloak (SP: 1, Backwear ), Lichen Armour (The wearer’s ether is counted as additional health if health is depleted and Darkness Immunity, suitable to classes with ether, Bodywear ), Sedge Hat (+4 Ether, Headwear ), Magic Mirror (The user reflects all ether-based attacks back to the caster without getting damaged by them, Accessory ) Inventory: Weapons: Unlucky Horseshoe (WP:13, retrievable, causes jinxed-effect; throwing weapon), Sangriste Dagger (WP: 5), En, Sabah, Nur (Shurikens 3/3, WP: 5), Poisonous Rod (WP:5, causes poisoned by 5-effect; staff) Artefacts: Cobra Nemes (Absorbs poison, recovering health instead of taking damage from poisoning, suitable to clerics, mages, chi monks and necromancers, Headwear ), Medal of Glory (Allows the wearer to gain triple experience from battles, Accessory ), Fire Amulet (Makes physical attacks do double damage to all enemies that are weak to fire, Accessory ), Sealed Heavy Armour of Brilliance(SP:5,Immune: fragile, blinded, sealed effects, suitable for suitable for barbarians, knights, dragoons, skirmishers and regulators, Bodywear, ), Little Jane's Muff (Mage's Muffler, Protects from sealed-effect, Accessory ), Shackles of War (Prevents anyone from fleeing battles, Accessory ), Lock & Chain (Prevents items in the inventory from getting stolen; Accessory ) Spell Items: Garnet (Earth), Aquamarine (Water), Topaz (Lightning), Ruby (Fire), Scroll of Confusion Consumables: 6 Potions, 2 Grand Potions, Tonic, Grand Tonic, 3 Ether Cores, Milk (restores 15 health and 15 ether upon consumption), 5 Remedies, Phoenix Essence, Phoenix Incense, 2 Meads, Titan Heart (Grants encouraged- and inspired-effects when consumed), 5 Venoms, Deadly Venom, Feather of Lithe (Makes the user nimble for three rounds, giving them a 1/3 chance to completely avoid rolls of COUNTER and DAMAGE and Free Hits.), Feather of Flight (Allows the user to flee from the battle when used.), Alfred (Nur can call his golem minion once per battle to protect him from all damage and effects for the remainder of the round.), Dysentery Bomb (Deals 105 water-elemental damage and the poisoned by 1-effect to all opponents when used.), Electrocution Bomb (Deals 105 lightning-elemental damage and the stunned effect to all opponents when used.), Agni Bomb (Deals 100 fire-elemental damage to all opponents when used.), Sleep Bomb (Deals 5 damage and the asleep-effect to all opponents when used.) Tools: Bedroll, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass Decamon Deck: Shy Shell (Aquatic 2), Demon Ray (Aquatic 3), Will-o'-the-Wisp (Fiery 1), Barghest (Electric 2), Automaton (Electric 5), Vampire Bat (Flying 3), Specter (Icy 2), White Widow (Icy 3), Golden Scorpion (Luminous 2), Gold Golem (Luminous 6), Toxic Toad (Plant 1), Tangleweed (Plant 3), Scarab (Rock 1), Mud Frog (Rock 2), Stone Golem (Rock 8) QM Note: Welcome aboard everyone. You know the drill confirm in 24 hours that everything looks good and we'll get this show on the road. In the meantime feel free to interact with each other or anything in the scene.
  23. As bidden by the mysterious, magical note, six Heroes head out into the Eubric Plains at their employer's behest. Those Heroes are: The Party: Terry Yelnats (played by Endgame) *Party Leader!* Level 6 Mage Health: 10/10 (5+5) Defense: 1 Ether: 10/10 (5+5) Power: 9 (5 +4) Gold: 23 Equipment: Grumpy's Staff (WP: 10), Leather Cap (SP: 1) Inventory: Ether Lash Wand: (WP 3 Wand, at the cost of 1 ether per WP the Wand becomes dual strike for one attack.), Cattle Prod Staff (WP: 3), 3x Potion, Remedy, Sapphire (Wind), Opal (Ice), 2x Bat Guano (can be thrown at an enemy to cause the Blind Effect), Bedroll Jinnipher Buchaire (JimBee) 76-year-old female Moon Elven Knight Level 6 Power Bonus: 0 Health: 15/15 Defense: 8 Gold: 115 Equipment: Brine Blade (WP:5, deals Poison 5; greatsword), Full Moon Shield (SP:5), Moone Mail (SP:3; bodywear) Inventory: The Beheader (WP:15, defies SP; greatsword), Vorpalis Conquerors (Power +0; goes up by 2 for every enemy defeated, drops back down to 0 if the wearer is knocked out or if the battle ends; footwear), 3x Potion, Grand Potion, Greater Tonic, 3x Remedy, Bedroll, Shovel, Letter of Recommendation Boris Bruhalv (Waterbrick Down) 38 year old male vampire Cleric *Immune to Stunned and Poisoned* Level 8 Power: 11 (8 + 3) Defense: 2 (2) Health: 16/16 (16) Ether: 12/12 (10) Gold: 103 Equipment: Simple Mace (WP: 3, mace), Rusty Chainmail (SP: 2, Immune to Stunned and Poison) Inventory: Defender's Ring (Accessory, Rolls of "Heal Less" become "Heal"), Scroll of Sleep (Enables casting the asleep-effect to the target, forcing them to miss its turn for three rounds or until woken up by an attack. Each casting has a 50/50 chance of success and costs 1 ether.), 2 Potions, 4 Remedies, Phoenix Essence, 4 Tonics, 1x Sleep Bomb, 3x Blind Bomb, Military Grade Fire Bomb (Deals 10 Fire damage to all opponents when used), Military Grade Dirt Bomb (Deals 10 Ground damage to all opponents when used), Military Grade Holy Bomb (Deals 10 Holy damage to all opponents when used), Military Grade Lightning Bomb (Deals 10 Lightning damage to all opponents when used), Floral Bomb, Bone, Grating Stone Ezeran Yavarr (MysticModulus) 42 year old human mage Level 1 Power: 4 Defense: 0 Health: 5/5 Ether: 5/5 Gold: 0 Equipment: Staff infested with demonic slime (WP 3) Inventory: 3x Potion, Emerald (Wood) Torald Waruelf (Alfadas) 20 year old male Human Barbarian Level 1 Power: 4 Health: 8/8 Gold: 10 Equipment: Old and Rusty Greatsword (WP: 3) Inventory: Potion, Mead, Kheyli (K-Nut) 327 years old female fairy Level 1 Barbarian Power: 4 (1+3) Health: 8/8 Gold: 0 Equipment: Barrager (WP:3 Greatsword) Inventory: 3x Potion, Mead The rays of the morning sun filter through the vegetation of the bordering Eubric Forest, casting dappled shadows across their employer and the man accompanying her. The woman, unmistakable thanks to the hair of the same hue as the ink upon her notice, sits atop an unnatural bush likely of her own conjuring, its chalky-looking fruits the color and consistency of bleached bone. The man next to her waves to the Heroes. "Howdy, there, Heroes!" The purple-garbed woman merely crosses her arms and taps the tips of her two staves together impatiently as she waits for the Heroes in the back to catch up. "You're all here? Well, whatever. I need some Ancient Bones for a project I've cooked up, and you lot are gonna--" "Whoa, there, kiddo, shoudn't you let 'em introduce themselves first?" The woman rolls her eyes. "Whatever." The man chuckles. "The name's Mac. I'm normally a driver for the Shadeaux--actually worked with a few other Heroes a while back--but today I'm out here on personal business." Mac jerks his head toward the purple-haired woman. "This charming little lady is your employer Kiri Murasaki." Kiri eyes the Heroes. "Pleasure," she says acidly. "Can they get to work now?" Mac smiles generously at the young woman. "All in good time, kiddo." Mac looks back to the Heroes. "So, 'fore we get started, mind introducing yourselves? You and I will be traveling together on this job, after all." What will the party say? QM Note: Welcome to the Quest, everyone--and for a few of you, welcome to your first Quest as well! If you need anything explained, don't hesitate to ask. Please check to make sure your stats are correct, and if you make any Marketplace purchases, be sure to do so before you post here (and let me know that you have so I can update your stats!). You have 24 hours to confirm your participation in the Quest.
  24. ~PRELUDE~ Somewhere underneath Eubric Freeport... "So, you are back. You disappeared quickly once the truth came out. I was beginning to worry that you had bailed our cause." "I had to prepare, Ulric-dear. I wasn't ready for my little secret to come out soon, but everything is not yet lost." "I see you have lost your perfect complexion, Barbie. I assume you have worked your magic, then?" "I have had to resort to some... extraterrestrial measures, yes, and I admit it has worn me out a bit. But I assure you, everything is tightly in my control." "So, you're a mindflayer. Of the ancient sort, even. Never could have figured that out myself. Care to tell me more about it now that it's public? I really ought to know." "Very well, if you have the time to listen. It is a really long story. Where should I begin...?" Spesialia, the Realm of the Star Elves, was established thousands of years ago and was the first elven kingdom in the world. It was soon caught up with inner turmoil as the many families fought for power. Eventually the civil war came down to two mightiest families, the Alphieth and the Fenari, duking it out. The Fenari and their supporters lost to the more powerful alliance formed around the Alphieth, and were banished from Valastra, the capital city. Having no other place to go, the Fenari and their allies retreated underground. There the elves discovered crystals with immense magical properties they named Nekrastones. The power of the Nekrastones made them nigh immortal, but also twisted their appearances, making their skin pallid white and eyes bloodshot, and deteriorated their pointy ears. They became known as Fenarians, and their subterranean realm became called Fenario. This newfound power gave them power to strike back at the Star Elves, devastating the seven cities around Spesialia and forcing the Alphieth to seal away Valastra for good. That put the whole kingdom in decline, cutting out most outside influences and making the elves introverted and conservative. The constant state of war did not benefit the Fenarians, either, for they were practically trapped below the ground, having to fend of the multitude of monsters that dwelled in the dark caverns - among them the primordial Mindflayers that sucked powers and life-force from other living creatures. The Fenarian council of sorcerers, known as The Trine, invented a Psycrown that tracked down Mindflayers and prevented from accessing the wearer's mind. That way the Mindflayers of the old were vanquished to the brink of extinction. One of them managed to gather enough power and knowledge to escape Fenario before being discovered by the Psycrown, though. That Mindflayer travelled the world in search of people with great power to add to her own, starting with the sorcerers of the Tower of Babel. "I assume you are talking about yourself. Then the Heroicans heading to Spesialia to find a way to kill you are a real problem." "To say the least. If they learn about the Psycrown and obtain it from the Fenarians, they will gain the upper hand on me. But like I said, I have been making preparations..." ~*~*~*~*~*~ Five heroes and a small dragon were called to the Veterans' Chambers in Heroica Hall. There they found the six leaders of their organization standing by a golden archway. "Everyone is accounted for, yes? Now, let us not make this quest end up all messy like the last one did. You have one clear mission: find a way to rid the world of the immortal witch Baba." "Not witch but a mindflayer, remember?" "The one from the ancient myths, to be exact, not the relatively harmless variety found nowadays. It is not clear if Baba is even related to the modern mindflayers, but the Spesialian Scriptures describe an ancient breed capable of not only telepathy, but absorbing lifeforce and magic from other living beings." "That's why Baba has been able to live through the centuries - she has robbed the lives of other people, like that poor Ziegfried lad." "And the scope of her skills is beyond most mages. She has been witnessed summoning spirits and demons, forming portals and controlling crowds with her singing. She was there during the War of the Sun and the Moon that was waged between Ennon and Mercution, and I wouldn't be surprised if she had been using the Mad King Haeresias to her own ends." "And now she is helping a new king rise to power. History must not be allowed to repeat itself!" "That is your cue. The women will send you through this archway into the heart of Spesialia - the only place on Olegaia that has recorded history with these ancient Mindflayers. According to the scriptures, they were eradicated once, so surely there are means to take out this last one. But before we whisk you away, we need to make sure you are up for the task. If there is any hesitation in your mind, speak now." Party: Johon, The Champion of Darkness (Bricksandparts) 26 years old male human Raider Level 32 3/4 *Natural Respite* *Permanently Lucky* *1.5 stealing multiplier* *Hide of The Bleeding* Power: 45 (32+13) Defense: 1 Health: 46/46 (32+7+7) Gold: 6265 Equipment: Muckraker (WP:+13, suit: Barbarians/Knights/Beast Warriors/Necromancers/Regulators, *Water, Wood, Earth*, Causes *Weakened*), Satchel of Awesomeness (suit: Anyone, *Permanently Lucky*), Hide of The Bleeding (suit: Anyone, +10HP +5ETH for every enemy user defeats), Sticky Gloves (suit: Rogues/Beast Warriors, 1.5 multiplier for stealing), Dog Statuette (Rover) (suit: Anyone, SP:+1) Inventory: Weapons: Sword of Decay (WP:+8, suit: Barbaians/Knights/Mages, Causes *Decayed by X-3 rounds* X=dmg dealt/4, Effect does not stack), Greatsword (WP:+3, suit: Barbarians/Knights/Beast Warriors/Necromancers/Regulators), Focal Staff (WP:+5, suit: Clerics/Mages, Ability: Roll 3 at cost of 5 ether), Gladius (WP:+15, suit: Anyone, Darkness, 1/3 chance of causing *Fragile* on succesful hits), Stalker’s Mallet (WP:+8, suit: Barbarians/Knights/Harlots, 1/2 chance of causing *sealed*), Lullaby Wand (WP:+6, suit: Mages/Necromancers, Causes *asleep*), Lovelorn Wand (WP:+6, suit: Mages/Necromancers, Causes *enamored*), Scaridy Wand (WP:+6, suit: Mages/Necromancers, Causes *afraid*), Wand of Wrath (WP:+6, suit: Mages/Necromancers, Causes *enraged*), Shield (SP:+5, Suit: Knights/Dragoons/Regulators/Skirmishers), Old Whip (WP:+10, suit: Rogues/Artisans/Beast Warriors/Decamon Drafters/Harlots/Marauders/Necromancers, 2X damage vs. Beasts), Qlice (WP:+8, club, Causes *Poisoned-by-4*), Luminous Bow (WP:+9, suit: Rangers/Beast Warriors/Weather Mages/Winged Warriors, 3X damage vs. Fiery/Dark, 0X damage vs. Plants/Aquatic) Artifacts: Simple Helmet (suit: Anyone, HP:+1), Pseudo's hood (suit: Anyone, Ignores Undead immunity), Quiver of Poisoning (suit: Rangers/Beast Warriors/Infiltrators/Winged Warriors, Causes *Poisoned by 1* using bows/crossbows), Blessed Amulet (suit: Anyone, *Immune to cursed*), Barbarian's Boots (suit: Barbarians/Chi Monks/Beast Warriors, *Restoration*), Counterstrike Gloves (suit: Anyone, deals damage equal to level when hit with free-hit), Sterile Gloves (Suit: Anyone, *Immune to Poisoned/Bleeding*), Bravado Boots (suit: Anyone, 1/6 chance of receiving *Lucky* at start of battle), Scarlet Hood (suit: Anyone, pwr:+4, *immune to stunned*), Steel Core (suit: Anyone, +7 power), Heavy Armour (suit: Bararians/Knights, SP:+5, *Immune to Fragile*), Tin Helmet (suit: Anyone, *Immune to Hexed/Confused*) Spell Items: Aquamarine (2), Emerald (1), Garnet (1), Opal (1), Ruby (1), Sapphire (1), Topaz (1), Diamond (2), Amethyst (2), Scroll of Sleep (1), Scroll of Blindness (1), Scroll of Sealing (1), Scroll of Confusion (1), Scroll of Frailty (1), Scroll of Weakening (1), Scroll of Antimagic (1) Consumables: Potion (27), Grand Potion (17), Tonic (0), Grand Tonic (1), Health Core (3), Phoenix Essence (2), Remedy (10), Mead (15), Smelling Salts (18), Nostrum 16), Venom (10), Deadly Venom (7), Smoke Bomb (1) , Fire Bomb (1), Water Bomb (5), Lightning Bomb (14), Bone (14), Skeleton Decoy (2), Ambrosia (2), Mulled Wine (1), (1)Trial Brew (1), Ectoplasm (1), Level-Up Mushroom (1), Grating Stone (1), Blind Fury (1), Neutralizer (1), Equilibrium Tonic (1), Oculoid Miasma (1) Tools etc.: Shovels (1), Pick-axes (2), Magic Compasses (1), Water Canteens (2), Lonely Island Magniscope (1), Blue Rose (Invasion of Luosh) (1), Fifty Shades of Bley (1), Mythril Shards (1), Silver Ore (1) Monk Pretzel and His 99 Pieces, the Super Sleuth (Palathadric) 463-year-old male "hermit" Artisan Level 33 3/4 *Permanently Reinforced* Power: 42 (33+7+2) Defense: 32 (16x2) Health: 61/61 (9+32+15+3+2) Gold: 953 Equipment: Dual Staff (WP: 7; Ice, Lightning, Fire, Wind, Light; Dual Strike; Staff), Darksteel Armour (SP: 6; Max. Health +3; Bodywear), Armour of Dark Arts (SP: 10; Takes up: Bodywear, Handwear, Footwear slots; counts as one artifact; Suitable to Knights, Dragoons, and Skirmishers), Marauder’s Mantle (Grants permanent reinforced effect; Suitable to Marauders; Backwear), Soul Link Chain (Allows the user to pair up with another party member, both of them gaining all the effects that the other has. The partner has to equip the chain as well (ie. one chain can be shared by two people); Accessory) Inventory: Weapons: Flying Cross (WP: 11; Darkness; Broomstick), Splinter Broom (WP: 9; Broomstick; defies SP), Whip of Savage Overlords (WP: 9; ⅙ chance of inflicting the Slowed effect; Whip), Steak (WP: 1, instantly kills vampires on successful hits; suitable for all), Staff of the Necromancer (WP: 12; damages Undead; +1 Level to raised Undead; Staff), Healing Staff (WP: 5, staff, heals instead of damaging), Shadeaux Mace (WP: 9; deals Fragile effect, Mace), Mythril Shield (SP: 20) Artifacts: Strategist's Shako (+5 power while in the front row, +5 SP while in the back; Headwear), Duplovian Helmet (SP:2; Immune to Magic and Healing; Headwear), Burning Knuckle Helmet (SP: 10; Wearer suffers Burning -3 effect; Suitable for Anyone; Headwear), Bumble Fanshirt (SP: 1, Vermin with level less than half of the wearers are scared and won't directly attack the wearer; Bodywear), Order Imperial Prophet's Armor (SP: 8; Grants Command; Suitable for Prophets; Bodywear), Duke's Coat-of-Arms (SP: 5, Protects against Fragile and all Poisons; Suitable for Knights, Dragoons, Skirmishers and Regulators, Bodywear), Cloak of the Barbaric Runecaster (SP: 3; wearer creates and deploys a Skeleton Decoy at the start of every battle; Suitable for Battle Mages, Necromancers, and Scholars; Backwear), Ethereal Cloak (SP: 2, Max Ether +4; Backwear), Cloak of Necrotic Shielding (SP: 3; Provides Special Guard against Undead enemies; Backwear), Rock Gauntlets (Grants the wearer Iron Fist at no ether cost; Suitable for anyone; Handwear), Counterstrike Gloves (Handwear), Soothing Slippers (Meditation restores 5 ether; Footwear), Shackles of War (Accessory), Lens of Speed Reading (allows a scroll to be read in addition to a normal action; accessory, suitable for scroll users), Spell Items: 2 Amethysts, 2 Emeralds, Garnet, 2 Aquamarines, Diamond, Ruby, Scroll of Sealing, Scroll of Blindness x 2, Scroll of Confusion x 2, Scroll of Sleep, Scroll of Frailty, Scroll of Weakening, Scroll of Minimizing (Has 1/2 chance of causing the minimized-effect on the target; costs 10 ether.), Scroll of Arc Sleep Consumables: 2 Potions, 15 Grand Potions, Cherry (Restores 1 ether), 2 Tonics, Ether Core, Grand Elixir (Restores full health and ether to target and remedies all negative effects), 6 Remedies, 3 Neutralizers, 2 Phoenix Incenses, 4 Phoenix Essences, 4 Meads, 3 Smelling Salts, 3 Nostrums, Soma, Mulled Wine, Tiger Balm, 5 Venoms, 5 Deadly Venoms, 2 Paralyzing Venoms, 3 Jinxy Juices, 5 Smoke Bombs, 2 Fire Bombs, Holy Bomb, Military Grade Fire Bomb, 2 Blind Bombs, 2 Seal Bombs, 2 Sleep Bombs, 6 Bones, Raw Meat (+5 max. health upon consumption), Crimson Haze (Causes a weapon to deal the Poisoned by 7 and Cursed effects permanently), Strong Wasabi (-2 Poisoned permanently) Tools etc.: Bedroll, Pickaxe, Magnifying Glass, Telescope, Shovel, Magic Compass, Magic Shovel (will always find something when used, limited to three uses per quest) Namyrra Uq (Quarryman) *Party Leader* 1337 years old female Fenarian Necromancer Level 49 2/5 *Immune to Sealed, Slowed, Bound, Confused, Fire, Wind, Water, Lightning and Earth* *Earn Triple XP* Power: 94 (49+45) Defense: 10 Health: 63/63 (5+48+5+5) Ether: 68/68 (5+48+1+5+4+5) Gold: 546 Equipment: Crystal Mace (WP: 45 (5*gems imbued); Fire-, Ice-, Wind-, Water-, Lightning-, Earth-, Wood-, Light-, and Darkness-elemental; Mace), Robe of the Archmagi (SP:3, Ether:5. immune to Sealing, Fire, Wind, Water, Lightning and Earth, bodywear), Medal of Glory (gain triple XP; accessory), Ethereal Cloak (SP:2, Max. Ether +4, backwear), Fanged Helm (SP:5, headwear), Winged Sandals (Immune to bound and slowed, footwear) Inventory: Weapons: Mythrilized Empyreal Staff (WP:28), Nocturne Flute (WP: 6; inflicts the Asleep effect; Instrument), Pongcanis Shield (SP: 7; Shield) Artifacts: Gold Dragon Crown (max Ether +6; immune to Stunned; suitable for anyone; Headwear), Desert Cloak (immune to Fire; suitable for anyone; Backwear), Water Canteen (Carries 3 portions of water; Accessory), Cobweb Cowl (immune to Sudden Death; suitable for anyone; Backwear), Winged Sandals (immune to Bound and Slowed; suitable for anyone; Footwear), Paper Doll (immune against Hexed, Accessory) Spell Items: Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz, Garnet, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Aquamarine, Scroll of Blinding, Scroll of Arc Blinding, Scroll of Sealing, Scroll of Sleep, Scroll of Frailty, Scroll of Weakening, Naamah's Hourglass (Randomly causes either Hastened or Slowed to the target at the cost of 3 Ether), Jade Lamp of Summoning (summons Mediq, restoring Health equal to the Level of the summoner at the cost of 5 Ether) Consumables: Potions (9), Grand Potions (5), Health Core, Tonics (4), Ether Cores (4), Remedies (10), Phoenix Essences (4), Phoenix Incenses (2), Mead (13), Smelling Salts (6), Nostrum (6), Ambrosia, Deadly Venom (3), Smoke Bombs (2), Holy Bomb, Water Bomb (14), Lightning Bomb (14), Dirt Bomb (3), Aeolus Bomb, Flash Bomb, Demon Repellant (Makes the user impervious to direct attacks from demons for one battle, unless the user is the last one standing), Soul Cage (Doomed-effect to all combatants), Skeleton Decoys (2), Bones (17) Tools etc.: Pickaxe, Bedroll Nerwen Calmcacil (Chromeknight) 264 year old female Elven Minstrel Level 38 *Immune to sealed* *1/2 chance of Lightning Counter* Power: 52 (38+6+8) Defense: 2 (1+1) Health: 52/52 (9+37+11-5) Ether: 50/50 (5+37+4+1+3) Gold: 380 Equipment: Nocturne Flute (WP:6; causes asleep-effect; instrument), Lesser Ethereal Cloak (SP:1, Max. ether +3, immune to sealed; backwear), Zap-Tap Badge (1/2 chance to make lighting-elemental counterstrike an opponent who has dealt damage to a hero, equal to the hero's level; Accessory), Leather armour (SP:1; Bodywear) Inventory: Weapons: Mutt's Flute (WP:10; inflicts Weakened-effect; instrument), Party Maracas (WP:4; user is hastened; instrument), Battered wooden flute (WP:6; Darkness-elemental; instrument), Sword of the Warrior of the Light (WP: 14; Light-Elemental, Meditate becomes hits; longsword), Mourning Star (WP: 10; Fire-elemental; inflicts Fragile-effect; mace), Bent Crowbar (WP: 8; 3x damage to Mechanical enemies; hammer), Axe of the Minotaur Champion (WP: 30; user is Slowed and Immune to Hastened, cannot be equipped at the same time as a shield; axe), Artifacts: Medal of Valor (Double experience from battles; accessory), Shield (SP: 5), Nordic Stomach Guard (SP: 3; Immunity to Ice and Water; Bodywear; Suitable for Barbarians, Regulators, and Beast Warriors), Shield of the Red Lizard (SP: 2; Immune to Blind), Seal of the Warrior Priestess (At the beginning of the battle the user has a 1/6 chance to be Transcended, a 1/6 chance to be Blessed, and a 1/6 chance to be Inspired; Accessory; Suitable for Paladins), Trickster's Mask of the Angel, Order Imperial's Assassin Cowl (Immune to Light and Darkness, Wearer is Nimble; headwear; Suitable for Assassins, Chi Monks, Infiltrators, Rogue Thieves, Paragons), Razor (user is Blessed and Immune to Bleeding, Enraged, and Encouraged; May take up any artifact slot; requires a shaved head), Helm of the Lord of Light (Immune to Light and Jinxed; headwear; Suitable for Knights), Sylvania's Cowl (Permits Animal Talk, Headwear), Counterstrike Gloves Spell Items: Opal (2), Topaz (2), Diamond (2), Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Ruby, Scroll of Sleep, Scroll of Blindness, Scroll of Weakening, Scroll of Fragile, Scroll of Confusion, Hundred Hero Hymn (Inspired-effect to all allies for 10 ether; song), Consumables: Potions (7), Grand potion (2), Health Core, Grand tonic (2), Ether Core (2), Elixir (2), Remedy (4), Neutralizer (2), Tiger Balm (2), Phoenix Essence (2), Nostrum (2), Smelling Salts (2), Ambrosia (4), Venom (4), Fire Bomb, Ice Bombs (2), Lightning Bomb, Water Bombs (2), Dirt Bombs (2), Air Bomb, Bone, Milk (restores 15 HP and 15 Ether), Red Death Blood (Once applied to a weapon the first successful hit deals doomed, consumable) (2), Sushi (restores 5 health and ether), Feather of Lithe, Grating Stone Tools etc.: Shovel, Bedroll, Magnifying Glass, Telescope Thormanil Nihai, Dragonslayer, Orc-kin (swils) 23 years old male vertically challenged giant Dragoon Level 46 2/5 *Immune to Darkness, Light, Water, Fire, Wind, Earth, Lightning, and Asleep, Blinded, Bound, Confused, Fragile,Slowed, and Weakened* *Gains Triple XP* Power: 65 (48+16+1) Defense: 13 (10+3) Health: 68/68 (8+45+15) Gold: 1999 Equipment: Shishkebab (WP: 16, dual-strike, darkness-elemental, lance), Skirmisher's Shield (SP:10, shield), Bright Armor (SP:3, Wearer is immune to Darkness, bodywear), Winged Sandals (Wearer is immune to Light, Water, Fire, Wind, Earth, and Lightning, and the Asleep, Blinded, Bound, Confused, Fragile, Slowed, and Weakened-effects; footwear), Medal of Glory (Wearer gains triple experience, accessory) Inventory: Weapons: Dragonsbane Lance (WP: 20, triple damage to enemies with 'Dragon' in their name, lance), Gladiator Trident (WP: 11, Spear, causes bleeding-by-5 effect), Guardian Halberd (WP: 5, target's defense is used as additional WP, halberd), Duplovian Swift Halberd (WP:3, deals Stunned, halberd), Tongue on a Stick (WP:1, Miss -> "Aim"), Frozen Saber (WP: 9, longsword, Stuns enemies), Repeater Crossbow (WP: 7, crossbow. Hastened for first round of combat while equipped.), Mercutio's Dagger of Mugging (WP:5, +5 gold from stealing; dagger), Composite Bow (WP:11, ignores defense, bow) Artifacts:Trickster's Mask of the Gender Swap (Accessory), Trickster's Mask of the Weredog (Accessory), Trickster's Mask of the Elf (Accessory), Sticky Gloves (Handwear, Increases the amount of gold stolen by 50% (rounded up)), Aqua Gear (Wearer deals and is immune to water-elemental damage) Spell Items: 2x Amethyst (Darkness), Emerald (Wood), Opal (Ice) Consumables: Potion, Diluted Arc Tonic, Grand Tonic, 2x Remedy, 2x Phoenix Essence, Neutralizer, Milk, 2x Elixir, 2x Nostrum, 3x Smelling Salts, 3x Mulled Wine, Soma, Jinxy Juice, 2x Feather of Lithe, 3x Venom, 2x Deadly Venom, 2x Fire Bomb, Lightning Bomb, 3x Smoke Bomb, Ice Bomb, 5x Water Bomb, Doomsday Bomb (99 damage to all enemies), 2x Grating Stone, Teleportapple Tools etc.: Pickaxe, Shovel, Magnifying Glass Arx the Youngling (Pet Dragon controlled by swils) Level: 46 2/5 Health: 76/76 (30+46) Element: Ice QM Note: Welcome to the quest, finally! Sorry for making you wait. There shouldn't be too many delays from here-on-out, expect for this Saturday, when I am participating in Helsinki Pride for the whole day.
  25. mediumsnowman

    [O-G10] Infection Part 2- Murphy's Law

    Location:G10-Onix Tags: Building, Spying, Science If you have not already... Please read Part 1 before this build. Thanks! What the heck happened here?!? Maybe one of these computers still works... Sweet! Let's see if there's any surviving surveillance footage... Log date 759, this is Dr. Andrew Stanton. My research on scaling down the GATE drives is finally complete. Two top ranking Octan executives are arriving soon to witness the first test of my remarkable new technology. Wait, here they are now! This is Dr. Stanton signing off. Welcome gentlemen! I assume your journey was pleasant? Cut the pleasantries Stanton. We're here to see the GATE, not to socialize. We've invested a lot of time and money into your little project. It had better work. Very well. If you would just follow me down these steps... The work we have done here is really quite remarkable. We have downscaled the GATE drive to a point where it can effectively teleport a single minifigure anywhere, anytime. No longer will massive cores powered by tens of thousands barrels of Awesomenium be able to transport an entire cruiser into a general sector. No, this, operating on a fraction of the resources required, can send a single subject anywhere. The possibilities are limitless! Send a Special Forces agent behind enemy lines undetected? Of course! Your scientists need a sample from a far-off planet? Instead of sending an entire team, just beam them over there! Yes, yes, that's great, but does it actually work? See for yourself. One of our top pilots, Mr. Quinn Anderson, will be making a jump up to one of our stations orbiting Onix. And that is only the beginning... Let's do this! Capsule is locked in and ready. Final preparations are complete. We are go for launch in 10... 9... 8... 7... My life's work is nearly complete... What could go wrong? 6... 5... Sir? Something's wrong! What? What is it?! 4... 3... 2... Abort! ABORT! I can't! It's too far in the countdown! 1... ARGGG! What's going on! Shut it down! SHUT IT DOWN! What have you done!? *muffled explosion, screams, and sounds of crackling fire* Recording ends. Oh my... I have to get this back to HQ. Wait a second... I only saw one body! Where are... the rest of them? You're not going anywhere... TO BE CONTINUED!