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SKT: The Storm King's Thunder
Fri 15/11/19 19:58 UTC
I read that discussion thread, Nep, and the thing most of the comment miss is that the familiar is not an animal. In the very first message they mention that it is a spirit (celestial, fey or other), but then they continue on talking about the limitations of an actual animal, such as a Raven being able to mimic speech but not talk yet it being very intelligent.

That misses the point entirely. A Familiar is NOT an animal. It is a completely different creature who has simply taken on a common form. Discussing whether a normal Raven is intelligent or can speak is meaningless. It is what it can understand and then communicate telepathically to its Wizard.

For example, if Davroar changed into a Bear he would lose the ability to speak because a Bear does not have the physically complex vocal chords required to do more than growl. However, if he was standing among the party he does not lose the ability to understand what others are saying when they speak simply because he is in Bear form. If he could communicate telepathically there would be no reason people could not speak to him in Common and he replied telepathically.

That is what I am wondering whether a Familiar could do.

If it does not understand common, and there is a magical "Universal Translator" that allows Jaliera to communicate with it telepathically, even though they don't speak a common language, then fine. But the fact it "looks" like an Owl means very little.

Since it can understand Jaliera's telepathic communication it is, by definition, intelligent enough to understand communication and meaning. The question really (to me) simply comes down to a language thing.

As a different example, if Jaliera were to cast the Tongues spell on the familiar it should be able to talk to anyone (the spell description pretty clearly states it works on any creature), which supports the idea that it may be nothing more than a language thing.
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YTZ: Yahtzee!
Fri 15/11/19 19:35 UTC
Woohoo! Will do! smile Welcome back!
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YTZ: Yahtzee!
Fri 15/11/19 18:34 UTC
Gypsy's Turn 5

Code
5 3 6 4 3 -- Reroll 3
3 ---------- Reroll 3
2



Score: 23456

High straight column 2
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YTZ: Yahtzee!
Fri 15/11/19 18:07 UTC
Gypsy's Turn 4

Code
4 4 6 1 5 -- Reroll 4 1
2 2 -------- Reroll 4 5 6
2 1 3



Score: 12223

Three 2s smile
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SKT: The Storm King's Thunder
Fri 15/11/19 17:26 UTC
DM

Whisper flies around the room and the surrounding area. There is nobody here and no surprise dangers.
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SIX: 6 Takes
Fri 15/11/19 16:48 UTC
Round 5 Turn 4

TURN START POSITION
Code
 START                          BUST   CURRENT
 CARD                           ROW    ROW TOTAL
   V                             V
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|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |   
|   1 |   2 |   3 |   4 |   6 | xxx |     5
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |
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|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |
|  32 |  36 |  38 |     |     | xxx |     3
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |  
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|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |   
|  42 |  47 |  50 |     |     | xxx |     5
|     |     |  *3 |     |     |  x  |
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|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |
|  49 |  62 |  97 |  98 |     | xxx |     4
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |  
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Play in order of lowest card first:

Weez 40*3
Argus 65*2
Aqua 66*5
AJ 67

Weez has an easy play and takes it, happy to relax now! smile

The other three get very close together and rush for the two remaining spots on row 3. Argus and Aqua cram in, breathing heavily whilst AJ gets left out into the cold to the tune of 12 points! Thanks guys! rolleyes

Next choices via PM please.
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HWD: The Heartwood
Fri 15/11/19 15:42 UTC
Lyric

The laughter was contagious and Lyric was mesmerized by the many children running around. it was the purest definition of Chaos she could imagine. She tried to fathom her own memories from so long ago, hoping to capture just a hint or fragment of the emotions she must have felt when she was this young. So long ago. When time was young it seemed. When the world was breaking.

The joyous laughter and the screeching and the high pitched, piercing cries of surprise, real and feigned, crowded her thoughts. But lyric wouldn't trade it right now. She watched from the edges as chase the Mouse consumed all the energy in the room. When her eyes glanced across Niz, she came back to look at her for a moment. What has her connection to the clock...

Lyric shook her head to force the errant thoughts of problems and realities away. This was a moment for happiness and revelry. Let Chaos have it's place and time.
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ACR: ACRO
Fri 15/11/19 14:28 UTC
PM sent , I think

Shamrock
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