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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 25, 2005, 11:58:42 PM »
Dale also stops at the stream to scrub his face and wash his hands.   Before he leaves the babbling stream, he takes a long drink of the chilling water.   Feeling refreshed, Dale trots through the farmer's wheat fields to catch up with Maal.   He accompanies her to the barn, where he tells Farmer MacDougal "There's no need to worry, the bandits are gone. If you should see any other suspicious activities let Julius Hawkhaven know about it.    I will come visit the thorn hedge in the next few days just to make sure that everything is still quiet."


****PLEASE NOTE***
THE FOLLOWING TEXT ARE DALE'S THOUGHTS.
Dale is a very active thinker.  He is constantly mulling things over in his mind.

(In real life, Blackspear is very forgetful.   Therefore, I am writing down everything I would like Dale to do over the next few days.)


Dale wonders to himself whether it might be more wise to clear the brambles now that they are weak and thereby keeping the standing stones easily accessible. Or would it be better to let the brambles reclaim the stones. He will consult Julius when he arrives in town. He will also consult Ashe about this last adventure with the "bandits" who were defiling the elemental standing stones. He will show both Ashe and Julius the "steer" symbol that he took from the first bandit that Maal killed. If neither Ashe nor Julius knows anything about the steer symbol, Dale will conduct some research upon the symbol. He will start with casting an Identify Magic spell. After that he will document in his journal everything he can remember about the symbol and the circumstances surrounding it. He will inquire of both Julius and Ashe if they knew of the standing stones and if they have any idea as to why or how the "bandits" knew it was there. Is there any place in or near Threshold that might help me research these stones? Is there a library or a historian nearby?
Dale will also inform Ashe that he is interested in a long dead resident of Threshold named Valekai. Does Ashe know anything about him? Does he know of anyone who might know more?
On the following day, unless something more pressing presents itself Dale would like to ask Ragnar and Maccabeus (he won't ask Maal or the Duke's lackey, because he doesn't want to reveal to them that he is a spellcaster.   Not to mention that the Duke's boy is just plain worthless in a fight.) to accompany him back to the stones so that he can do more research on them. Dale will map them and write down the symbology on all the stones. Dale will then ask his friends to help him search for secret doors. If they don't find any he will also cast Detect Secret Doors on the center standing stone and again on the inner circle.
He continues to think to himself that he would like to get into the habit of scribing some scrolls as circumstances allow. He would like to build a small reserve of scrolls for when he gets into trouble. Dale comes to the conclusion that he can scribe scrolls at night on the days after he has not spent his prepared spells. He does the math and realizes that he can currently scribe as many as three scrolls. He intends to start in a couple of days. After he reiinvestigates the standing stones.
He also remembers that he needs to buy a baldric for his quarterstaff, since his last one broke on the journey to Threshold.

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 26, 2005, 12:08:42 PM »
Dale suggests to Maal,"Let Sayer report to Julius.  You need to get some help.  You are looking awfully queezy.   Why don't we go straight to Ashe's house.   He should be able to fix you up.  We can talk with Julius later in case Sayer forgets anything.  I'm sure he won't though.   He had a great view of the battle."   Dale hopes that Sayer didn't notice him casting that Sleep spell back there.  The last thing I need right now is for anybody to know that I'm a wizard.   Especially the Duke.   If the Duke finds out about me it will be a double whammy....


In case anyone misconstrues my slants towards Sayer, I'm simply role playing Dale.   He is very prejudiced towards nobility and he despises people who sit in the back and don't roll up their sleeves.   He probably won't pick a fight or publicly comment on his disposition, but he will think about them.  He is also very worried that Sayer will include him in the report to the Duke, which could bring trouble from his past down on his head.  
I THINK PHIN IS A GREAT GUY AND MEAN NO DISRESPECT :wink:

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 26, 2005, 02:40:07 PM »
Looking at Maal slowly making her way down the dusty road, Dale speaks up,"Aye a ride to town would be great!  We're much obliged.  I'm Dale and this is my friend Maal. (If Sayer is with us I'll introduce him too.)   We're on our way to visit Ashe Pryassant."   Dale hops into the back of the wagon and extends a hand out to the wounded warrioress.  He wonders if she'll be offended by the gesture.

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 27, 2005, 12:20:24 AM »
Dale looks at Maal and sees that while the water did some good for her complexion, he's not convinced that it helped her all that much.   Although he is impressed with her ability to tough it out(Particularly the distance she's getting on each and every ball of spit.  No one ever spit that far back in Kerr.  Then again you'd probably hit four or five people if you tried),  Dale is beginning to get worried about the young amazon warrior.   In an effort to keep her mind engaged on something other than her suffering, Dale picks up on the young farmer's cue,"Demon huh?  What's that all about?"

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 27, 2005, 09:16:04 AM »
"Huh?  What animal did he take shape as?"  Dale turns to Maal and asks her "How did you solve the problem?   What caused the infection?"   Dale is very curious about this, just in case he runs into some strange animal lunatic.   He's beginning to wonder why so much wierd stuff is happening around Threshold, but he keeps his thoughts to himself so that he doesn't scare the farmers.   He just bounces along in the rickety wagon as they make their way back to this strange new town.

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 27, 2005, 08:39:03 PM »
As Dale listens to Maal's tale, he wonders how she got the scar on her lip.   She certainly isn't bothered by it.   She seems to wear it as a badge of honor.   He wishes that he could get over the jagged scar on his own face....

He remembers the painful night when his father's lackeys finally caught him.   He had been running for nearly three years.  His luck had finally run out.    As his attackers pinned him to the cobblestoned alley, he could hear rats scurrying frantically away.   Then he heard a blade escape its sheath and he saw the leader of the thugs pull out a long, crooked dagger.   With an evil smile he spoke in a gravelly voice, "This is because you look to much like your dear old Dad."  He grabbed Dale by the hair at the front of his head and placed the blade by his left cheek.   He could feel the cold blade touch his skin.   He began to panic and struggle anew.   His efforts were futile.   As he struggled, the ugly assailant began to slice into his face with the crude weapon.   The assassin took his time enjoying the anguish and pain displayed in Dale's eyes.   That was the killer's mistake.   Wthout realizing what happened, a series of terryfying loud screams erupted with glowing red flashes in the night.   The flashes struck the assassin full in the chest driving him forcefully off of Dale.   The other assassins turned to face their attacker.  They saw an elderly man dressed in dark flowing robes standing at the end of the alley.   The aged wizard shouted to Dale "Run, run for your life boy!"   The assassins slowly began to approach the wizard with their weapons drawn.   Before the assassins could reach the wizard he raised his gnarled old staff and cried out "VOLTINUUUUUM!!!"   Dale looked over his shoulder as he ran and saw a brilliant multiforked bolt of lightning strike all four of his attackers to the ground.    Dale stopped running.   He cautiously made his way back towards the wizard who was leaning on his staff and breathing heavily.   Dale could smell burnt flesh and hair as he passed the dead thugs.   As he arrived next to the wizard, he stuck his hand out and said "Dalyhas Bal X'ulnathra.   Well met."   The wizard shook his head slowly and said, "Let's do introductions later boy, you need help.   Those brutes nearly cut yer face off!"  Only then did Dale notice the pain emanating from the left side of his face.   After a few short, panicked breaths Dale blacked out...

To this day Dale wears a full beard in a bad attempt to hide his ugly scar.
His dark thoughts go on for a while as the wagon continues to rumble its way towards Threhold.

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 28, 2005, 08:50:26 AM »
Dale lost in his dark reverie stares blankly at Ragnar as they pull along side of him.   If anyone should greet Ragnar, he will snap out of his memory with a quick shake to the head and greet Ragnar in kind.    Otherwise he will continue to be lost in his thoughts...

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 28, 2005, 10:46:31 PM »
"We're all staying at the Thornhedge, but Maal and I need to get to Ashe's home.  Is that too far out of the way?   If  it is, the Thornhedge will be fine.   We really appreciate the ride.   Maybe you can stop by the inn tonight and I'll buy you all a round of ale.  Cider for the young one" as Dale nods towards Daniel with a smile.

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 29, 2005, 11:16:56 AM »
"Well I'll look forward to seeing ya there!  You mentioned festivities.  What are they all about?"   As Dale listens to the farmer's reply, he can't help but look at Maal and wish that they could get to Ashe's house jut a little faster.

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In Character Discussions / A Dusty Return
« on: July 29, 2005, 04:11:03 PM »
"Actually I am new to the area.   I've never heard of the festival, the sacred grove, or the Valley of Mists.  Please, tell me about them."

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In Character Discussions / Mid Afternoon Return
« on: July 24, 2005, 11:59:34 AM »
Dale stops to tell farmworker MacDougal who is in charge of Corindar Fields that "there is no need to worry, the bandits are gone.  If you should see any other suspicious activities let Julius Hakhaven know about it.
I will come visit the thorn hedge in the next few days just to make sure that everything is still quiet."
Dale wonders to himself whether it might be more wise to clear the brambles now that they are weak and thereby keeping the standing stones easily accessible.  Or would it be better to let the brambles reclaim the stones.  He will consult Julius when he arrives in town.  He will also consult Ashe about this last adventure with the "bandits" who were defiling the elemental standing stones.   He will show both Ashe and Julius the "steer" symbol that he took from the first bandit that Maal killed.   If neither Ashe nor Julius knows anything about the steer symbol, Dale will conduct some research upon the symbol.   He will start with casting an Identify Magic spell.   After that he will document in his journal everything he can remember about the symbol and the circumstances surrounding it.   He will inquire of both Julius and Ashe if they knew of the standing stones and if they have any idea as to why or how the "bandits" knew it was there.   Is there any place in or near Threshold that might help me research these stones?   Is there a library or a historian nearby?
Dale will also inform Ashe that he is interested in a long  dead resident of Threshold named Valekai.   Does Ashe know anything about him?  Does he know of anyone who might know more?
On the following day, unless something moe pressing presents itself Dale would like to ask Ragnar and Macabeus (he doesn't ask Maal or the Duke's lackey, because he doesn't want to reveal to them that he is a spellcaster not to mention that the Duke's boy is just plain worthless in a fight.) to accompany him back to the stones so that he can do more research on them.   Dale will map them and write down the symbology on all the stones.   Dale will then ask his friends to help him search for secret doors.   If they don't find any he will also cast Detect Secret Doors on the center standing stone and again on the inner circle.   Regardlesss of what they find, Dale will be sure to thank Macabeus and Ragnar for their help.

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In Character Discussions / Mid Afternoon Return
« on: July 24, 2005, 05:04:53 PM »
Dale informs Maal, "I would like to meet Ashe, I've heard a lot about him.  I will go with you.   We can trust Ragnar to report to Julius for now.  We can visit him later to fill in any details that he might forget."

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In Character Discussions / Mid Afternoon Return
« on: July 24, 2005, 05:15:22 PM »
As Dale accompanies Maal to Ashe's home, he thinks that he would like to get into the habit of scribing some scrolls as circumstances allow.   He would like to build a small reserve of scrolls for when he gets into trouble.   Dale comes to the conclusion that he can scribe scrolls at night on the days after he has not spent his prepared spells.   He does the math and realizes that he can currently scribe as many as three scrolls.  He intends to start in a couple of days.  After he reiinvestigates the standing stones.
Before Dale and Maal reach Ashe's house, he asks her "What is your homeland like and why did you travel to Threshold?"

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In Character Discussions / Mid Afternoon Return
« on: July 25, 2005, 01:27:24 PM »
Dale turns to see his strangely colored and shimmering friend enter the herbalist's home.  "Hi Ragnar.   Going back to the brambles sounds interesting.  Maybe we can go tomorrow.   We should probably invite Macabeus and his wolf.  I don't think that Maal will be ready.  She took quite a hit today!   Let's not bother with that noble fop.   All he's good for is tossing his stones and running to hide when a fight breaks out."    Dale chuckles at his own joke and puts down the dried root that he had been puzzling over while waiting for Ashe to finish tending to Maal.   "Maal's almost done in there.  I think...  Its been a while and Ashe keeps experimenting with different remedies.   I'm glad I wasn't foolish enough to break that symbol.   Your idea of hucking the other symbols into the stones wasn't half bad.  
Say do you know where I might get a baldric for my quarterstaff?   My last one broke on the journey to Threshold.
Did you talk with Julius?   What did he say?"

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General Info / Coming Soon: Elemental Sodalis
« on: July 26, 2005, 12:27:39 PM »
Just going back through posts that I missed.

The Sodalis is a great name!
I would like to do one as my back up character.  I'm not sure which element though.  Water and Fire seem most appealing to me, but let me know what you work out for air and earth as well!

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