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SKT: The Storm King's Thunder
Thu 01/10/20 14:42 UTC
I'm probably going to be missing for a few days. I've got a lot of errands and things going on. I might not be able to post again until Sunday or Monday.
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SKT: The Storm King's Thunder
Thu 01/10/20 14:36 UTC

Jaliera found the guards along with the wagon drivers huddled around the paddock inspector. He was handing out chits to the men and women that accompanied the caravan. When the guards noticed Jaliera, they make their way over to her. One of them, a slender man named Quiggles, speaks up for the group. "M'Lady Jaliera, we do not know yet. Each of us have plans of our own. There is much work for guards. First we be gettin' our gold and then we be a spendin' it."

"Are you and the others staying at the Pipe, m'lady?" Nym, a burly guard asked after overhearing the Triton. He seems impressed.

The group has decided to take Lord Artan home which was probably the right move. The young man had promised a great reward; he made sure to remind Davroar about the reward the entire ride back to Yartar. Second, the noble really needed to get help. The water that they had provided for him to wet down along the way was now nearly gone. He tried to insist on walking in, but after a few shaky steps, he accepted Davroar's offer and, amazed, he climbed onto his back. With the wagons offloaded the group gathered together and headed into town. First they would need to pass through the citadel known as the Shield Tower. The tower is home to the Shields of Yartar, a force of about 150 mounted town guards who police Yartar and fight off frequent orc and troll raids.

As the group made their way through the gate into the walled courtyard that surrounded the tower, they pass a half dozen heavily armed mounted guards stationed on either side of the entrance. Many more guards milled about the courtyard both mounted and on foot. Once guards recognized young Lord Artan Rossolio riding in with his entourage in tow, guards turned their attention elsewhere that spared the party the more intense inspections and scrutiny others had endured. The sound of Davroar's hooves changed as he cantered ahead. There was a different feel beneath his feet too. Sindar was able to explain that he had heard the tower grounds were protected by hidden traps that once ensnared nearly 100 trolls. They were headed from the southern gate to the eastern gate which led into the city. Off to their left they could see the northern gate which was guarded even more heavily. Nearly two dozen mounted guards near patroled the entrance and a dozen archers were vigilant atop the wall above.

"That's where the Waterbaron's barge is docked," Zindra said as she saw people glance over there. The gate led to a roofed dock where a metal-armored, ram equipped monster capable of carrying 200 warriors was docked. It had crossbow guns mounted on its decks, along with barrels of water and buckets of sand to dampen fires from enemy incendiaries. Its side armor is fluted and chased to show off the skills of the local bargewrights, whose work is the chief source of income for the town. The warboat had proven very useful in several hard fought battles.

"There are so many guard because a few years back, some pranksters from Triboar sneaked in and splashed paint all over it. That wasn't the first prank like that. I guess Nestra didn't like that," Zindra added. Nestra Ruthiol was the current Waterbaron, the elected leader of Yartar.

After they exited the tower grounds through the east gate they had to cross a wide stone bridge that led right into the crowded, bustling main street of Yartar. Instead of heading straight ahead, Artan directed them to turn down to the right. This is an area of the city that Arus had not visited before. It was the wealthy part of town. The homes here were large and well kept with manicured landscaping. The deeper they went into this area, the more lavish the households. Artan’s home is a two-story building deep in this district. It is large and old, surrounded by tall maple trees. A wrought iron fence surrounds the grounds. As you approach you can see at least two guards each walking two wardogs. the Rossolio manor reeks of wealth and power and is foreboding.
Artan needs help to dismount and Davroar realizes that it is time to change back from horse form and does so. He splashes the last of the water on his head, and passed through the gate onto the grounds with your help. When Lord Artan reaches the ornately gilded front door, it opens and he is greeted by a slender man who wears a butler outfit. "Welcome home m'lord and welcome to your guests. Your mother would like to see you immediately," he says coldly but politely to the young master.

"Hello Khemed," Artan says as he follows the butler, into his home. The manor is decorated with lavish paintings, tapestries, busts and statues, the floors are polished mahogany where they aren’t covered by massive carpets, and gaudy chandeliers hang from the high ceilings. You are led into Lady Dezhia's office.

The busy old matron doesn’t seem particularly thrilled at the return of her son, and immediately starts verbally abusing him. "Where have you been, you foolish boy? No, don’t answer that. I will not tolerate your presence while you are wearing that dreadful attire. You look horrid. Go get yourselves a bath and some clean clothes, then we’ll talk!"

As Artan bows his head and retreats to his chambers, Dezhia turns her attention to you. "What have you done to my boy?" She asks demandingly.
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Thu 01/10/20 13:45 UTC
You don’t know a bad day until you have a bad feather day.
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PHX: Phoenix Reform Academy
Thu 01/10/20 12:29 UTC

"Whatever you decide to be. Your father might have expected you to do what he wanted you to do but he isn't here anymore. What do you want to do?"
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PHX: Phoenix Reform Academy
Thu 01/10/20 10:50 UTC

She speaks in a low and earnest voice, listening to her voice tones it is in retrospect easy to believe her related to Alchemy. The timbre and inflections are there. Yet, it was also definitely not her. There was little empathy in Alchemy.

“I am in fact dead certain, Cadence, that you are not her. That you are not firmly in her world. Because Alchemy, for all of her mind games, for all of her manipulation, would never be here saying the things you just said. She wouldn’t be concerned about what she might become or had become. She would be reveling in it. You are not her because to you your impact on others matters. You have ... empathy. You have a conscience. It’s what makes you say ‘no’ in the best way you can when your circumstances demand that you say yes. So whatever flaws you may have - you are not her by any stretch.”
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PHX: Phoenix Reform Academy
Thu 01/10/20 10:27 UTC

“With power comes the ability to warp the world around us, to create greater and greater dents in the fabric of reality. There are some who would claim we are as modern day Demi-deities, the legends and half-gods of old. Yet we are not immune to reality slapping back, and hard. A lesson learned by Achilles, by Heracles, by the mythical Enkidu and Gilgamesh. By Singularity, by many, many others. However indomitable you are, reality knows better.”

Above, where seated in his tower,
I saw Conquest depicted in his power
There was a sharpened sword above his head
That hung there by the thinnest simple thread.
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SIX: 6 Takes
Thu 01/10/20 10:04 UTC
Round 1 Turn 7

 START                          BUST   CURRENT
 CARD                           ROW    ROW TOTAL
   V                             V
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |   
|  42 |     |     |     |     | xxx |     1
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |
|  58 |  86 |     |     |     | xxx |     2
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |  
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |
|  94 | 100 |     |     |     | xxx |     4
|     |  *3 |     |     |     |  x  |  
|     |     |     |     |     |  x  |   
|  31 |  36 |  95 |  97 | 104 | xxx |     6
|     |     |  *2 |     |     |  x  |

Play in order of lowest card first:

Argus 44*5
AJ 56
Aqua 83
Weez 88*5

Well there is room for four on that open first row but only three of you want to play there. The guys all land safely. smile

Weez follows her independent streak onto row 2! grin

Next choices via PM please.
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SIX: 6 Takes
Thu 01/10/20 09:54 UTC
Sorry Argus blush
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Thu 01/10/20 09:40 UTC
Beam Initiated, Rapid Transmission smile
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Our Community
Thu 01/10/20 09:32 UTC
No worries! smile
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Our Community
Thu 01/10/20 09:31 UTC
Happy birthday! smile
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Wed 30/09/20 19:03 UTC

Neil - you've really got that 2nd place thing down! Nice score and no deal!
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CFH: A Call For Heroes
Wed 30/09/20 16:54 UTC
No problemo. We kind of know where we're heading next, so I can write that up and have it ready. grin
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Wed 30/09/20 10:40 UTC
And Dugan wins the September challenge! grin
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Play-by-Post Game Studio
Wed 30/09/20 10:35 UTC
If anyone would like to play, I still have Exeter's old character (the spy) needing a players guidance! smile Thanks!
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YTZ: Yahtzee!
Wed 30/09/20 09:24 UTC
Nice! your turn verified & cleared smile
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YTZ: Yahtzee!
Wed 30/09/20 04:36 UTC
Argus - Turn 4

  1. 2 6 3 3 5 -- Keeping 3 3, Re-rolling 2 5 6
  2. 3 3 5 4 1 -- Keeping 3 3, Re-rolling 1 4 5
  3. 3 3 2 6 1 -- Scoring 1

1 points in Ones.
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PHX: Phoenix Reform Academy
Tue 29/09/20 23:34 UTC

“Probably pair you up with Hadassa and Blake. Hadassa had no formal schooling as far as we can tell and Blake had only some. You can all catch up together then.”
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CFH: A Call For Heroes
Tue 29/09/20 17:18 UTC

She chuckled at Jix's unexpected quip as she followed Lt Bek, to ttake one of the jump seats in the cockpit..
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NMC: Neverending Movie Chain
Tue 29/09/20 00:39 UTC
Huh, I was sure someone would say Christopher Plummer... but Jane... Hmmm AUSTENLAND
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PHX: Phoenix Reform Academy
Tue 29/09/20 00:15 UTC
Still considering my reply for Cadence Jim. Not forgetting about you.
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PHX: Phoenix Reform Academy
Mon 28/09/20 23:32 UTC
If you like, you can be in the girls room or,any other sort of room you prefer, I’ll set things up there, and your,particular testing occurred before cadences.
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Our Community
Mon 28/09/20 10:54 UTC
Glad we can still provide you with a little fun Pam! It is interesting to look back. smile
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Our Community
Mon 28/09/20 10:53 UTC
Happy Birthday! smile
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Mon 28/09/20 06:22 UTC
4, 5, and 7.
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