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Out of character discussions / FK Game log
« on: November 08, 2006, 02:28:44 PM »
I can't seem to get into that forum. I know Johan was having similar issues... Anyone else?

God dammit...

We've been in there since the migration, haven't we??

Out of Character Discussions / ICDs Coming down the line here
« on: October 23, 2006, 09:41:13 AM »
There was a lot of content that we said we'd "handle in the icds" while we were in NH, and I think that it might be useful to get a list of the discussions we should be having here, so that we can then go ahead and have them.

I know that Laren was going to be a part of several ICDs, but I can't really remember which ones or what they were about.

Out of Character Discussions / Kit's So called life
« on: September 26, 2006, 09:23:17 AM »
So once upon a time, I was very interested in this "Kit's Life" thread, and even contributed.

I tried to go back today and read it a bit, and I simply cannot get back into it. I get maybe four or five lines in and start to drift off in a day dream...

Once thigns are done, can we get a summary of what happened someplace? Perhaps a cliff's notes or something? I know that whatever goes on is going to be important enough that we should all know what happened, but I just cannot get through it.

I'm sure Laren would care, but Matt just can't seem to.

In Character Discussions / You don't say
« on: July 23, 2006, 01:05:25 PM »
The walk back to threshold was uneventful save for the occasional bandaging, breath catching and the deep blue glow that could be seen emanating from the pouch that held the Eye. It had never glowed that bright and he felt more than a bit anxious and twitchy. Laren's mind wouldn't stop. He knew that he had to destroy the Eye of Portence, but he had no idea how to do it.

The sounds of the Thornhedge seemed distant as he walked through the door, looking at the ground. He absently ordered a beer and sat at a table alone. There had to be some way to destroy that thing...

For the first time in what seemed to be hours, he looked up from the floor. It was like he'd suddenly woken up in the middle of a party. The place was rather busy.

He scanned the crowd. The mood was light. People we happy and laughing and eating. They had no idea that each day their quaint little lives were in danger.

One fellow stood out from the crowd like a plucked chicken in a grass skirt.

... he always thought that was a strange saying...

Laren caught Sayer's attention and waved him over to join him at the table.

In Character Discussions / Lost in a dream
« on: June 05, 2006, 06:51:56 AM »
This takes place just after Laren left Ashe's in Kit's Life.

The sound of Ashe's door closing behind him was like the last spoken word of a sleep spell to the young Halfling. The end to a very eventful day that didn't seem to want to stop. He did his best to make his way back to the Thornhedge, but it seemed so far away.

The cool air of night-time spring softly wiped the beads of nervous sweat from his brow. The sweet smell of nectarbloom flowers reminded him of the scented soaps his mother made when he was young. It made him feel safe.

He could smell that flowery scent all throughout the house when she'd heat a pot of it. She would make cakes of it and sell it to the town. Laren's father always complained that it made the house stink, but Laren never minded. He had a feeling that his father didn't either.

The flowers were only in bloom for a fortnight out of the year. His weary body followed the scent off the road. The scent became diluted as it mixed with damp bark and the cool moss against his cheek.

He stood looking at the large knuckleroot tree just outside his grandfather?s farm. The tree had always been symbolic of strength and long life to the community, much like Laren's grandfather.

The midsummer sun beat down on Laren's shoulders as he walked beneath the tree.

House Rules / Hit points...
« on: March 14, 2006, 10:16:03 PM »
Full hit points at level up.

OOC: This discussion would take place between Belwar and Valen, perhaps over a beer at the tavern...

Belwar takes a deep gulp of his stout, wipes his mouth and saturated mustache on the back of his sleeve.

?So um still not quite sure what we?re going to do down at the valley.? Belwar lets a belch out.

?We got it before with little trouble, tis true, but there were a good many people who saw us, and next thing they know is that Dannobar is dead. Not to mention Melzak is running around. They?ve likely got our likenesses etched into the minds of all those savages! I know I would!?

Belwar takes another drink and interrupts as Valen?s mouth begins to open, ?Matter of fact, the last person to see Dannobar alive aside from us WAS Melzak. Surely someone else knew he was there. He couldn?t risk letting anyone think that he killed Dannobar? He?ll surely talk! Might have even been why he was not in the camp! Maybe he fled so as not to be implicated??

?I dunno? Maybe I?m wrong, but I don?t see things going very well down there.? Belwar shrugged, ?Then again, what else could we do??

In Character Discussions / Evidence of an explosion
« on: February 06, 2006, 11:35:08 AM »
This would take place at the end of the session as soon as Laren got a good look a Kit after  Episode 10: Vervishkuk

Laren did a small double take as his gaze swept over Kit. She was covered in blood, and not the kind of covered one would get by being too close a wounded foe. This was a spray... Laren had seen the spray patterns before and shuddered at the though of a humanoid exploding.

He wasn't sure he really wanted to know the answer when he asked her "How exactly did you get so dirty??"

In Character Discussions / The slave unaware
« on: January 23, 2006, 09:37:39 AM »
This discussion would be after the party left the jail house.  Episode 09: You Can't Handle the Tooth Laren is talking to Jarmok, but not particularly keeping anything quiet. (So anyone can jump in if they so desire - assuming they were there)

Laren had to scurry a bit to catch up to Jarmok. He fell in beside the increasingly peculiar fellow. "So Jarmok... Not that it's any of my business so feel free to tell me as much, but you aren?t familiar with your people?"

In Character Discussions / Not to Scale
« on: December 25, 2005, 09:33:23 PM »
This is a discussion between Scale and ... Johan's guy... long before any of the "pilgrims" arrived on the island.

"So I was wondering," Scale said, roasting a fresh Murloc over the open flame.

"I assum it's rare for one of your kind to be completely white, is it not?"

Character Info / Lethanis's Character Survey
« on: December 22, 2005, 08:08:20 AM »
Player (you) Name:
Matt Conlon      

What is the character's full name? Nicknames?  
His name is Lethanis. (there will be a last name, but at this time, I do not have it.) No nicknames that he knows about.
What is the color of the character's hair, eyes, and skin?
Hair is black and short, eyes are emerald green.

What is the character's general appearance?
His color choices are always somber. Lots of browns, greens and grays. In reds, he prefers a dark red. (In fact, with all colors he prefers the darker ones... that is to say, Navy blue instead of just blue. Pine green instead of green. Burgenday instead of red...)

What is the character's age?

Where was the character born?

Describe the character's family.
Lethanis comes from a well to do political-type family. His parents are both very intelligent, enough t o know that the average person is not. They see past most of the typical stereotypes, but they understand that they have to pretend that they don?t.

They know what Lethanis is, and they embrace it, even nurture it when the can, but keeping up appearances is important in politics, so they?ve kept it under the radar.

Has the character begun his/her own family?

Has the character ever done anything else (besides adventuring) for a living?
He has never needed for money, but in an attempt to educate the general populous, he?s taken teaching jobs in the past. Most just reading and writing, but a couple local history classes.

General attitudes & approach:
Lethanis is a thinker to the end. Everything he does is preceded by deliberation. Even the smallest of actions have a reaction, so it must be worth it. Puzzles bother him if left unsolved. He will become annoyed if he cannot figure something out.

When or how was the character educated?
When his parents found out he had an aptitude for wizardry, they sent him to *Someone I?ve left up to GM* to study in secret.

What are the character's political and religious beliefs?
Coming from a political family, Lethanis has come to believe that it is largely unnecessary. He feels that it doesn?t take a genius to do the job of a politician; however, he does not want it. He?s not sure yet where he stands on Religion. He?s certainly open to other people?s beliefs, but he?s typically skeptical.

What is the character's moral code?
Lethanis is an honorable fellow, but will not freely give handouts to those he believes are capable of earning it.

Does your character have any prejudices?
He generally enters an encounter with just about everyone expecting little of them. In his experience, he is almost always the smartest person around.

How would your character handle an insubordinate servant?
He would first try to understand why the servant is acting the way they are. If he understands and finds that they are in the wrong, they would be put out of the house. If he finds that they are correct in their actions, he would ask why they let themselves fall into that situation.

What would the character die for? What would they be willing to sacrifice the lives of their friends for?
Death isn?t always the end, Lethanis knows, but the experience sounds unpleasant at very least, and it would get in the way of learning. He has never found anything that he would give his life for other than one whom he could truly call friend. He?s not an easy person to get close to, but once he is, he?s there for life.

Who is the one person your character trusts the most?
Lethanis trusts both of his parents, but his mother the most. Sometimes he wonders if his father would expose him as a wizard, just to make his own life easier? Only because his father seems to get frustrated with having to hide it and lie about it.

How would your characters parents describe him?
Neat, methodical, pragmatic, dutiful. Always a nose in a book. They might wonder about his sexual preferences though. (He is straight, but not easily distracted. Unless a woman sits naked on a book of his, he just might not notice.

What was the best moment of the characters life? Worst?
The best moment of his life would have been when he realized his full potential as a wizard, which would have been after his mentor could no longer teach him anything.
The worst would be the time a candle had fallen over, and spilled wax on the cover of one of his books.

What flaws does the character have? Is he quick to judge people? A slob?
As stated as his prejudice, he is very quick to judge people, but he is smart enough to know that first impressions are not always fair. He is tidy and clean, almost to the point that the average person would be annoyed.

What advice would you give your character?
I personally think that my character needs to lighten up a bit. Stop and smell the roses, cause there?s no guarantee that they?ll ever bloom again. Life is too short.

List the 5 most important people in the character's life.
Important people, in order of importance (Most important first.) His mother, for always understanding, His father for always helping, even if he didn?t understand. His mentor for being the only person with whom Lethanis could truly relate. The local Librarian (Or most knowledgeable one, if there are many) The person who provides teaching jobs (if there is just one). Aside from these people, Lethanis probably doesn?t know too many whom he would hold in even the most remotely high regard.

What is the character?s ?big secret?, and what will happen if it is discovered?
The fact that he?s a Wizard. If that were to be discovered, his family would lose credibility among the other politicians, which wouldn?t bother Lethanis much. What would bother him is the fact that he wouldn?t be welcomed into places like the library.

"Hey, I've got an interesting job for you..." Name 3 jobs that your character might find interesting.
Librarian, Researcher, historian.

How will the character die? What would you consider a good end to a life well lived for this character?
As long as there is someone to care for all the things that Lethanis held dear in life, he will be happy. Someone to tend his plants feed his pet (If he had one) dust his books. Doesn't really matter how it happens, as it does happen to everyone.

What might someone seeing the character for the first time think?
At first glance one might think he was someone of Noble heritage. They would think that he is stern and serious. Some might think that he was a bit arrogant.

Does the character have any goals?
Lethanis would like more than anything to find a group of people equally intelligent. Being surrounded by such stupidity takes it?s toll. Ultimately he would like to help others such as himself, That is to say, help young wizards keep from blowing themselves up.

What is the character's personality?
Typically he seems a little bit unapproachable, but once he gets to talking, he?s usually fairly engaging. He?s caring but has a hard time feeling sorry for someone who created the situation themselves. He will help someone who is trying to help themselves if he can.

Any reoccurring mannerisms?
He is always picking some sort of lint off of his clothes, or stacking papers, or straightening crooked pictures.

What is this character's "thing"? That is, what action, activity, saying, motion, mannerism, etc., would be considered their "trademark", such that if I were to do it, others would say "oh, now you're acting like [this character]"?
He tends to lecture a bit. He?s always trying to explain things beyond what is necessary. Of course, he thinks that he is just being helpful by providing more information.

What is her first reaction to a situation?
Lethanis? first reaction changes depending on the situation.

What would be the ultimate magic item for this character?
Something to keep him out of the public eye. Perhaps an invisibility device!

What would be the worst curse this character could ever receive?
One that robs him of his intellect.

Are there certain things the character just cannot do? Get close to people; perceive himself realistically, etc. That is, what do people who know this character well criticize about them?
Lethanis cannot understand people who do no try to change their situation, yet they complain about it. He also cannot understand why people would ask for a handout.

What does your character hate?
Loud, obnoxious morons. Bullies. Actually, bullies who only pick on small weaklings. He also hates people who have an over-inflated sense of self worth.

What does your character love?
A good book by the fire with a glass of wine. Order; when things are chaotic he has trouble being comfortable.

How does the character perceive government? Those who are opposed to the government?
Government has its place, but that place is not in the day-to-day dictation of the lives of its people. Having been from a political background, he understands how superficial most of it is.

How did the character gain his abilities?
Lethanis had found amongst some old books an ancient tome that belonged to his grandfather. Although he could no read what was in it, there were a lot of drawings that fascinated him, though like the text, he could not identify them. After studying the tome for a time, he found that he began to understand the simple things. He found that he could change the color of a small stone, though it lasted only a second.

What motivates him to act as a hero now?
There may be some who would call Lethanis a hero, as he is always trying to help local children who don?t have much. Of course, the things that he can do are limited. Being that his family is in Politics, they cannot show favor to one faction of the society over another, and Lethanis will not help the children of the well to do.

How did his peers treat the character as a child? His elders?
As a child he would have been the last picked for any sport. They usually made fun of him for not being athletic, but when they didn?t understand something, they would come to him to explain it. He knew that they were only using him for their own purpose, but he didn?t care. He helped because he felt sorry for them. Over time, he began to get irritated, as they were not listening to him; they didn?t want to learn how to do it, they just wanted him to do it for them.  

His elders for the most part saw the intelligence, and treated him like more of an adult. Adults who were a little less cerebral tended to smirk behind his back, but again, his lineage kept them in line.

What does your character hope to accomplish by adventuring?
Lethanis ultimately would like to find other wizards with whom to ?Compare notes?. If he could put together something like an underground ?wizard school? he would, but he doubts that he would ever do anything that risky.

Why is this goal more important than his safety? (i.e., Why would you take up adventuring, rather than being a nice, safe accountant?)
He is not yet sure that it IS.

What is the character's kryptonite? What is their weakness or what will paralyze them with fear?
Lethanis is always worried about the fact that he will one day have to take over the family business of politics. His logical nature tells him that most of it is unnecessary. He hopes that if he is thrust into that position, he will be able to do good things, but he has witnessed the general public?s unwillingness to change or even THINK sometimes, and is discouraged.

What does the character do to relax?
A glass of wine, a small block of cheese and a book by candle light. The subject matter of the book can range from the arcane arts, to theology, philosophy, math or even science. (I?m sure science would be frowned upon as sacrilege, which would make it all the more fascinating. Anything deviant is very interesting to Lethanis.)

Describe the characters ideal mate.
She would have to be very intelligent, and have strong beliefs. Someone who could challenge Lethanis on an intellectual level, perhaps even with opposing views and skills. Someone of a lower class who would challenge his social standing. He fantasizes about finding a woman who also knows a bit about magic, whether it be cleric, wizard, sorcerer, druid?  

What is in your character?s pockets, right now?
An ink bottle, pen, dobbing cloth (wrapped neatly in a piece of leather to keep from bleeding onto his clothes) a couple of coins. (He keeps a belt pouch with fake pieces of metal, about coin size that he had made by the local blacksmith. When someone gets mugged, which is not that uncommon as I understand [right??] they tell you to give them your purse. He would throw it past them, and run when they turn to get it. He has never had to use it, but he?s ready to if he must. He keeps his money in his pockets.

He also has the stone he used to change the color of. It?s about the size of an acorn.

What do they normally carry in their pockets that they don't have right now, but wish they did?
A bookmark.

What is the silliest thing your character has ever done?
Nothing in the recent past. He has once or twice left the keys in his front door. Boy was his face red! One time he waked around all day before he noticed he had two different color socks on!

Game Log / Missing session
« on: September 27, 2005, 02:12:03 PM »
Was there a session 16?

In Character Discussions / Elberrin rats on Gage
« on: September 27, 2005, 02:08:30 PM »
OOC: This would take place the first time Elberrin sees Mel after "Elberrin and Gage, drinking buddies" takes place. (this would have to be in a place that Elberrin felt was safe from prying eyes and ears

"Mel, you'll have to excuse my manners, barging in on your conversation with Trinity. That fellow's name is Gage. He went with us on Ranger training, though I am still not clear why. He's not much of a ranger. At any rate, he was spying on you."

Elberrin continues to convey the "concerns" that Gage had shared regarding Mel and the IBEW.

(For those of you who forgot what went on, you can find it here:

In Character Discussions / Laren's Nerves
« on: September 17, 2005, 09:36:10 PM »
After seeing what he thought was Jarmok turning into a wolf, Laren left the mine in a bit of a hurry, muttering all the way.

"...didn't sign up for this... exploding rats... furry guy... wolves..." Laren realized he was walking too fast to look casual, and slowed his pace. He looked around to see if anyone was watching. A couple people saw him, but looked away and appeared to think nothing of it.

As he continued to walk he muttered some more. "Knew I should have taken that position as a scout on that stupid ship. At this point I don't care where the island is. the further the better. Could have been a different world for all I care... shouldn't just stayed in bed... Gotta be something better to do around here... I gotta get out of this town.... Before I start to turn into some sort of animal. With my size I'd probably end up as some sort of game foul! Better yet, maybe I'll EXPLODE TOO!! Now I gotta deal with all that crap AND this STUPID EY..." He realized that he was yelling.

He looked up from the ground and realized that he had drawn a few glares. He spoke to the nearest face "uh, heh... eye uh, twich that is... Got a bit of a twitch."

Is that the best you could do?!? Laren scolded himself. A twitch!? you better hope your life never depends on that person, they'll think you better dead! Pull it together!

Finally Laren got to the stump. He shuffled over to the bar and climbed up onto a stool. A bubbling mug of amber caught his eye. It was sitting on the bar in front of the stool next to him, which happened to be empty. That fellow must be indesposed at the moment, Laren thought, reaching for the mug. The mug was back down on the bar in no time, with nothing in it but the smell of beer.

Laren looked around for Garret.

In Character Discussions / Elberrin's Magic words
« on: September 13, 2005, 08:28:31 PM »
Elberrin approaches Mel sometime when they are camped an no one else is around to inturrupt.

"Mel, I noticed lately you were curious about the different kinds of magic." Elberrin sits down, pulls out his harp and begins to tune it. "I think I might be able to lend some insight to your questions, as I grew up amoung many wizards and sorcorers."

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