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Yes, it was interesting . . and funny (for me). I was sure the party was going to run away or get into a room and shut the door.

But, as it turned out you guys did a really good job at hitting the rust monsters. The one took quite a bit of damage.

And yes, you all fed them well! ;)
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Hmm, now this is interesting . . XP for yellow mold = Nil!

Mebbe, because:

it can't move
AC = 10, but if you hit it spores are released
HD = nil
possible save or die situation (I don't allow this in my games as most of you know)

And if one encounters a yellow mold colony, fagetaboutit - TPK.

I will of course assign XP for dealing with this monster for sure!

:P
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I posted in the OD games, rules, law, choas forum re: yellow mold and it seems sieg (Mike/DMMike) created this monster. He posted his thoughts.

Anyway, for this session (VI) ~ XP = 292!

Game notes/campaign journal forthcoming.

:)
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Session VI ~ Exploring Mariel's complex.

Players:

Gringnr as:

Gringnr, the mighty dwarf cleric

Treebore as:

Aristobulous Falthor, the powerful elf mage

and

Verthak, the mysterious half-orc ranger

Aergraith's wife as:

Penny-Whistle Scrubroot, the practical and wise gnome cleric

ssfsx17 as:

Norik, the faithful dwarf cleric

and

Barduris, the enigmatic but absolutely fearless half-orc fighter

Aergraith as:

Elderberry Scrubroot, the wildly bold and audacious gnome rogue

The action:

Mariel’s complex

The party spent the night in the parlour resting and healing for the night. They nibbled on rations and then left the room to continue their exploration. Venturing to the left corridor, the group goes west through a hallway and Elderberry triggers a portcullis trap and takes damage.

The adventurers are able to lift the portcullis gate and continue on. They pass through a picture/art gallery. Paintings, sculptures and tapestries adorn the room. Special lighting highlights each particular item.

At the end of the hallway and to the north, the party finds a room that contains extra furniture, linens, serving tables and footstools. Nothing else of value is in the room.

The company doubles back and turns north. Elderberry bravely leads the group and unfortunately steps on a pressure plate that triggers an arrow trap. Zip, zip, zip and zap!
3 miss and ones hits!
The gnome rogue is hurt but is able to continue.

At this time, the party confers and decides that everyone must work together at finding these traps, and in particular the dwarves.

They carefully continue until they are in front of the kitchen door. Elderberry listens and thinks he hears footsteps. He knocks, no answer. The party opens the door and sees a typical kitchen. From a storage pantry in the back a young human boy emerges holding a small barrel of food. He seems startled to see the adventurers.

The group confronts the scullery boy and brusquely questions him. They first ask why he didn't answer the door knock and then notice the young fella has had his ear lopped off.
The boy tells you that his name is Raoul.

He doesn’t know much and has little to tell. Penny realizing that the young lad is frightened moves over to re-assure him that their intentions are good and that they are here with permission. When asked, he tells them that there no other people or creatures in the complex, other than the metal eaters.

It is noticed that he is wearing a silver dragon neckless. Some members of the party seem relieved, others are still wondering about the boy being alone in the complex. He explains that he was summoned to prepare some things in the kitchen as the Mistress Mariel is returning soon.

The group seems satisfied and Raoul continues his work while they leave the kitchen.

Making their way north and then west, the adventurers see pit trap and immediately become suspicious. An open pit not at all disguised as a trap elicits many responses from the group. After some thorough checking by the dwarves and other party members, they discover the real hidden trap in back of what appears to be an illusion.

They are able to make their way around the real trap and continue on. They proceed back east and then peek around the corner.

A drider is standing midway in the corridor watching them and moving his legs and holding his bow at the ready with an arrow nocked!

The party studies the creature and realizes it must be another illusion. But they are still careful and continue to move forward checking the floors and ceilings for traps.

At the end of the corridor, the group finds another portcullis trap in the ceiling and avoids it and heads back east and then north into a long E/W hallway.

They see a door to the north of them, but are unable to open it. Elderberry drops his pick when attempting to pick the lock, but doesn't think anything of it.

Another door to the west is opened and the adventurers find the treasure room of Mariel. However, six caryatid columns stand guard and won't allow entry.

Somehow, a pressure plate in the dungeon floor is stepped on and a rust monster appears from out of the wall.

The monster approaches the party and they prepare to attack and/or defend themselves.

An amazing battle ensues with some members of the group losing bits of armor or their weapon. During the engagement, a yellow mold is disturbed releasing toxic spores that begin to waft towards the party. The rust monster takes some small damage and then another one appears and begins to hunt for metal.

Various adventurers try many things including the throw of metal into the treasury room and coins onto the floor. The efforts fail as the caryatid columns animate and block entrance to the room. More armor and weapons are lost.

Barduris (or Norik, can't remember who) uses a blanket to fan the spores back to the mold.
The elf mage slings rocks at the monsters who take damage.

Elderberry attempts to climb the wall and fails. He begins to realize that his gloves are not only not helping but they are interfering with his dexterous abilities. He tries to take them off but cannot. To his horror, he understands that he must be wearing "gauntlets of fumbling"! Curses!

As the mold spores drift back to their host, Penny takes a ball of yarn and starts it on fire! The battle continues and the party is able to inflict more damage on the rust monsters.

Penny then slings the yarn ball of fire at the yellow mold and hits it. It goes up in flames and burns down quickly.

The door at the end of the corridor is accessible and Barduris opens the door and moves into the dwarven section of the complex, carefully checking and smelling for any more monsters. He doesn't see or smell anything other than the odor of various flora from the garden.

Penny earlier threw her wrench into the south hallway and one of the rust monsters followed. In this corridor, Elderberry is able to get the rust monster over beyond the portcullis trap. After several tries, he hits the pressure plate which slams the gate down. The rust monster attacks the gate.

At this time, the other rust monster moves away from the group back towards wherever it came from. Attempts are made to grapple the monster, but fail. A small plate in the wall slides up and the monster rushes into it's hiding place and the opening closes quickly.

The second rust monster eats most of the grate he was gnawing on and then he to, suddenly retreats down the hall to another opening in the dungeon wall where he enters and it closes.

The party discusses the sudden retreat of the monsters, wondering if someone is controlling them or whether they were responding to some sort of signal.

By this time, Barduris is around the complex heading towards the front of the tower.

The adventurers still in the dungeon decide what they should do next.

[Whew . . man there was a lot of action going on during this battle. Let me know if I have forgotten something important or other heroic things that your character did, that I should mention! Thanks!]

End session!
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Further information from Dania has been released:

The capture of the Princess appears to have been orchestrated by her evil cousin, the lesser Prince Amleth who seeks the throne of Dania. He has been seen cavorting with agents of Loki. One of them might even be Loki himself. No one is sure.

But they are sure that Amleth is allied to the Duke. The Duke in turn has been entreating with orcish tribes to the east. It is already known that Orsino has many evil minions to the west of Argyle in the Dark Mountains.

The Norsemen returning from their travels a Viking, in the Ruslands ~ report that their trading routes have been disrupted and that the entire area there is in turmoil. The Rus have asked the Norsemen for help. And they have pledged to return with larger forces.

A ransom demand has been received by King Magnus. The Duke is willing to free the Lady Olivia for 5,000 platinum pieces. There is no reason to believe that the Duke will honor any agreement, as his reputation is one of treachery, deceit, chaotic evil and murder.

Most believe that the Duke is using Amleth as a pawn and that Orsino clearly wishes to seize the throne of Dania. And from there he can begin to move into Normandia and eventually, Scandia.

The Duke is being assisted by a powerful wizard who somehow has control of the white dragon, Calvackos.

The Empress of Normandia, Brigritte the II ~ sent envoys to Argyle attempting to negotiate for Princess Olivia and at the same time, they were to try and placate the Duke and offer increased trade at lesser prices. The envoys were rebuffed and threats were sent back to the Empress by a scroll that contained one word: Calvackos!

Brigritte’s small army of warrior priests are riding east towards the Duchy of Malbrook, led by the Confessor, Roland d’Laci Gautier of Avignon.

South of the Rus, in the Kingdom of Lithuania ~ Sir Godric the Lionheart, marches northwest with an army of battle tested fighters who recently routed a small nation of hobgoblins who came out the eastlands.
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It’s a wild night at the Blue Bottle Tavern!

Halflings are guzzling bock beer and dancing to the excellent tunes by Chrissy and Leon. Mucho longbottom leaf is being smoked and everyone is having a great time. Excellent tapas and sherry are imbibed while meats are being cooked on the spit.

Gnomes and elves are doing flaming shots of fire amber!

At this time, the Silver Dragon adventurers enter the tavern.

During the amateur hour, when the bards take a break ~ some old man with a pointy hat and long grey beard tried to tell a tale about some dwarves and a hobbit who went into the lair of a ferocious dragon.

After taunts, rotten vegetables and yells of ~ “ridiculous!”, he was booed off the stage.

Play this while reading . . if you dare!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFvRvSxsW-I

Then, a black private dick who’s a sex machine for all the chicks ~ gets up on a stool and begins to regale the crowd with some of his adventuring exploits! Everyone in the audience marvels at the black leather armor and cloak that he wears.

The crowd can dig it and figures he must have a high comliness attribute as well as a high charisma score as well. The bard smiles, takes a sip of bull ale and looks around the room.

The audience is hushed when he begins to tell a tale about a fair maiden who was captured and held by evil humanoids. Jon tells them that on his turf, that shit is not allowed.

As the dick continues the story, a large drow skinned man comes out from wings and sits down at the organ on the stage. You’re dam right!

Chrissy joins him with a lyre along with a percussionist who begins a little drum rift . . tap tap from the right hand crossed by the left on the high hat. Chea chia, chea chia, chea chia . .

Then Chrissy starts to do a controlled feedback wa-wa strum in a rhythmic style that totally enthralls the audience.

The Tower of Power horn section enters and takes their place onstage. The crowd yells, “Right On!”

A piano note or two is heard and then the large bard organist presses some organ keys and begins a groovy background sound. A flute is heard . . lyre strumming, drums, organ . .

The crowd is clapping!

The horns kick in and the audience goes wild!

The skalds jam for about 5 minutes or so and then appropriately end on cue, and Jon the Bard continues his narrative.

The crowd is again silent as he explained how he used his ropes/pitons to swing from a ledge through a window into the castle where the fair maiden was being held against her will. The dick is able to kick ass on the bad guys and rescue the maiden to be reunited with her father!

The audience jumps up to give the bard a standing ovation. Cheers, shouts and clapping continue for several minutes as Jon the Dick takes his bows! He points to his band of gypsies and the crowd goes wild again with cheers and claps.
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Barduris is enamored by the tale of Shaft! He furthermore asks for an encore, and requests the tale of the Foxy Woman who defeated the crime-lord!

Norik, on the other hand, is angered by the way that the party's accomplishments have been diminished. He takes a deep breath, has to remember "Think positively and support creation," grumbles, mutters something unintelligible, and clambers into his room.
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This adventure has definitely taken a turn for the funky.


See you in a bit!
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Yep, game in 1/2 hour!

I'll have the MT server up before then!

See y'all then!

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So, Nils walks up to the throne and climbs the stairs!

Poof, he is suddenly a silver dragon! Really?

Or . . another illusion!!

You didn't notice Gaston and Laroo chuckling and falling over in laughter!

Another day in the life of high level gnomes having fun with all the other humanoid fools!

:D
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Session VII ~ Finishing Mariel's complex . . or ~ Something wicked this way comes.

The Players:

Aergraith's wife as:

Penny-Whistle Scrubroot, the practical and wise gnome cleric

Gringnr as:

Gringnr, the mighty dwarf cleric

Treebore as:

Aristobulous Falthor, the powerful elf mage

and

Verthak, the mysterious half-orc ranger

ssfsx17 as:

Norik, the faithful dwarf cleric

and

Barduris, the enigmatic but absolutely fearless half-orc fighter

Aergraith as:

Elderberry Scrubroot, the wildly bold and audacious gnome rogue

The action:

The adventurers decide finish the exploration of Mariel's complex. They had hoped to open the small door where the rust monster came from, but were unable to find any way to get access. So they head south through the hall of statues.

They find a pit trap, portcullis trap, arrow trap and a spiked gate trap as they carefully walk the hallways. Guest rooms are searched and a study area is checked as well. A broom closet and her library are found and explored.

The elf wizard, Aristobolus decides to spend some time in the library examing Mariel's collection. He sits down to read while the rest of the party continues NE.

The party finds the sorceress' laboratory and look around most everything is locked up.

The group gather up the wizard and make their way out of the complex and walk over to where Barduris is standing with Nils who is stroking a unicorn. Raoul is there as well. In the trees the two dragonets, Celine and Tarrel are perched and watching Nils. The three condors are up on a branch talking amongst themselves about eating a dead horse.

Suddenly, the dragonets blend into the trees and the condors go silent. Only seconds pass and
Torgils croaks to the party that an invisible flying creature is heading right for them. Torger says, it's a hobgoblin shaman and he is pointing his staff and . . . he releases a fireball aimed at the adventurers.

Out of the trees, flies Tarrel holding a large shield with a silver dragon on it. With his fast speed he is able to get in front of the fireball and causes it to detonate on the shield. A large fire explosion is seen in the sky not far from where the adventurers are. The fireball would have surely blasted the group if it were not blocked.

In the explosion, some of the fire blew around and behind the shield burning the dragonet. The group hears his shrieks. Tarrel lands and all can see him smoking a bit from the hide burns. The fire is out but damage is sustained.

Celine flies in and lands holding the hobgoblin in her claws. The party quizzed the shaman and he says that his chief send him to kill the party because the adventurers kill those hobgoblins at the Ice Crystal Grotto. The chief's son was among the dead.

Arlyss and her elves arrive at this time and she quickly has her cleric administer healing to the dragonet with Nils' help.

The party then dispatches the hobgoblin and drag his body away to an open area so that the condors can feast tomorrow or the next day.

The elf cleric casts a remove curse on Elderberry's hand so that he can remove the gauntlets of fumbling. He is quite relieved. The cleric takes the gloves and puts them in a pouch.

Arlyss takes the Codex scroll and she and her elves mount up and ride back to the abbey.

The adventurers take some time to eat and drink from their waterskins while Nils prepares the horses.

The group ride back south to Knobhill and stop in for lunch at the Blue Bottle Tavern. Seems busy on this day with several families enjoying their meals. The party takes a table and has a delicious mid day fair consisting of roasted pheasant under glass, sauteed vegetables and fresh hot bread - along with wines, ales and bock beer.

Just when the group finishes the fine lunch, three halfling children run in to where their parents are sitting and shout that a silver dragon is flying out there. The parents try to hush their kids as the tavern goes silent for a moment. Then a laugh is heard and another, but the children persist.

You then see Delbert and Lucy Bagwell, the proprietors head for the door. Suddenly, everyone jumps up and follows them out the door. The adventurers go as well.

Sure enough, a huge silver dragon is seen flying away in the distance. The party notices Nils standing nearby with the stable master and his hands looking at the dragon.

Everyone is a bit stunned for a few moments and then the chatter began . . everybody talking as they all went back into the tavern. Penny seemingly enjoying the whole spectacle and liking the halfling children, gives them some candy treats. As she does this, other gnome, halfling and human children come walking up for handouts.

The group mounts up and rides to the Inn of the Dancing Goats for dinner and a pipeful. The aforementioned news (in my other post) is learned and discussed by many at the Inn.

And of course, the other huge news regarding the sighting of Lord Argenteus returned to Scandia is wildly discussed and debated over many rounds of ale, mead and fire amber.

The next day, the adventurers set out for the abbey. A pleasant day, if a bit cool. Travelers and wildlife are seen, but no monsters and the group arrives safely at Fountains Abbey.

They are greeted at the front door after Nils takes their horses to the stable, by the Abbot, Hrothgar, Argentim and various acolytes. The assemblage settle in the front parlour of the abbey where they enjoy beverages and snacks before dinner. The are served by Argentim and the acolytes.

Sir Regis, is absolutely exuberant in his praise and thankfulness to the party for their efforts.
He assures everyone that his Lordship will be most pleased at their accomplishments!

The group then takes their leave to remove the dust of travel. Later dinner is served in the main dining room. The abbot tells the party that all are invited up to the lair and throne room of Lord Argenteus.

End, part 1 of this session!

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Like an alternate history of Northern Europe where the collective unconscious is let loose. I am really enjoying this setting.

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Penny-Whistle wrote:Like an alternate history of Northern Europe where the collective unconscious is let loose. I am really enjoying this setting.
Indeed!

Very aptly stated and thanks for the compliment!

I guess I'm trying for the "peace across the lands" concept . . and suddenly all "Hel" (Norse reference), breaks loose!

Peoples in Scandia perhaps forget what kept the peace and then doubt or disbelieve or question whether or not there ever was a patron/deity that protected the land. [Hmm, am I subconsciously channeling the Hebrews at the base of Mt. Sinai when Moses went up into the mountains and they began to get impatient and lost faith!!! :lol: ]

And then . . pertaining to your alternate history idea (which is probably right on completely) when wars occurred, it seems that so many countries got involved! And . . the unconscious is let loose!!!

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I'm now starting the journal write up for the dragon lair/throne encounter with the silver dragon.

As I think about it, I'm wondering if it might have been better to have had the party go on a "search" for the lair/throne . . . as part of the overall adventure and more fitting to the title.

Rather than the hoopla of the party dragon returns, codex complete session that I presented.

I could do that later when Argenteus is crowned. Epilogue thingy.

Hmm, the search journey could have a few encounters along the way with more mystery and danger.

Yep, I think I might change that.

Hope to chat with y'all next week about this.

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Somewhere in the Dark Mountains, in the north tower of Castle Agyle – a motley group gather in a dining hall and wait for the appearance of Duke Orsino. The castle is dreary and dank, but this room is warm due to the fire cackling and the wine being served.

A very large orc ~ field marshall sits quietly and occasionally looks up from his goblet of wine and studies the other humans around him – some sitting and some standing. His left wrist ends with a wicked looking metal hook where his hand once was. With his other hand he sets the goblet down on the table. A large scimitar and steel shield are slung over the back of his chair.

Others in the room include: Amleth – the evil cousin, a mysterious mage standing by the window, Blogue - captain of the overwatch, an unknown vizier - from the southeast nomad tribes, Hector Villa-Lobos - commander of the Duchy naval forces and Hylde - a witch druidess from the Black Forest.

A few servants come and go bringing fruit and cheese and more wine.

“Grimhook, are you enjoying the wine”? says a warlock standing nearby holding a book, but looking at the orc. The old magus is dressed in black robes and is wearing a black hat. He walks over to the table and poor himself a glass of wine.

“This is some of the Duke’s best and rarely served!” the warlock continues as he swirls the wine in his glass, then takes a sip.

The orc responds, “Indeed Moribundus, it is excellent! What is the latest word from Dania?”

“King Magnus’ forces have begun to cross the fjords in longboats!” says Villa-Lobos. “The King has the aid of the Norsemen Vikings, we are overmatched but will try to separate the longboats if we can.”

Moribund turns to the commander and tells him that perhaps, Calvackos can assist him.

“NO!” shouts a voice from a door just opened - the Duke enters the room followed by two overwatch commando bodyguards carrying cross bows.
“Calvackos must guard the watch tower! Hector has some tricks up his sleeve and we just need to force the King’s boats to land at different locations along the coast and then we believe we can stop him with the help of our friend Grimhook and his army!”

All rise and the Duke sits at the head of the table. The servants pour wine in his goblet and then bring in the food. Roasted boar is served when all the guests sit down.

“What of the sighting of the silver dragon in Scandia?”, asks Grimhook.

Moribundus replies, “Calvackos assures me that it was not Argenteous, but a young silver perhaps one of his offspring”!

“Until we know for sure, I would like our white dragon friend to continue to patrol the citadel and watchtower. Through Amleth, we told the King that the Princess Olivia is secure in a guest suite here in the castle”, explains Orsino.

Hylde suddenly speaks up, ‘Won’t that draw suspicion from Magnus – the fact that Calvackos is flying around the citadel?”

The Duke looks at Moribundus, who answers – “He knows to stay mostly in the clouds that are frequent in that area and of course, he can create fog clouds if necessary. Besides most know, including Magnus that Calvackos’ lair is in the nearby peaks, so it shouldn’t be unusual if he is actually seen!”

After a pause, the vizier asks the Duke if he has received a reply from Count Rhuveinus.

Orsino says, “Ahhh, yes. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the vizier Drakma of the nomad tribes. He is sending several bands of his horsemen to our aid!”

The vizier bows his head as the other guests welcome him. The Duke continues:

“The Count has declined our proposal. We had hoped to persuade him, but his fealty is to the Empress Brigitte. We must keep a close watch on Franqueforte and Avignon”!

All seem satisfied with the information presented so far and begin to eat and drink as the Duke says, “Now let’s further discuss our campaign plan! It is quite ambitious to be sure, but we have many allies.
Blogue, can you pin the map to the wall”.
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By the way, I think cut scenes are awesome things to put into modules. The whole story doesn't have to play out in front of the characters.
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Rhuvein wrote:This game/campaign is being powered by officially licensed Castles & Crusades dice!

Purple! ;)
I have the blue and pearl sets.
Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Aergraith wrote:By the way, I think cut scenes are awesome things to put into modules. The whole story doesn't have to play out in front of the characters.
Thanks.

Sometimes I just start writing and can't stop, so I'll have to see how some of this will fit into a module.

I'm shooting for 24-26 pages, a la B1, B2, B3 (BD&D) and A1 (C&C).

Sheesh, I hope I don't now have to write a novel also! :?

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Treebore wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:This game/campaign is being powered by officially licensed Castles & Crusades dice!

Purple! ;)
I have the blue and pearl sets.
Oooh, I think I ordered blue or green but the Trolls were out of them at the time.

I can't recall pearl, but it must be beautiful!

I don't think they sell them anymore, or I couldn't find them on their main site.

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Happy Solstice!

Just wondering ... on a day like today maybe all gnomes and druids get +1 on every roll?

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Penny-Whistle wrote:Happy Solstice!

Just wondering ... on a day like today maybe all gnomes and druids get +1 on every roll?
Indeed.

Scnapps, herring and flower crowns for all is Scandia. And to celebrate at the Court of the Silver King with the great and powerful Lord Argenteus! Ye bold adventurers are having a great day.

Alfric and his druids are celebrating at the Ash Grove east of the White Forest - not far from the Inn of the Dancing Goats.

:)
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I won't be able to play today. My wife is cooking me a special Father's Day meal, so the only game I can swing today is newlte's, then I have to formally go eat the delicious foods, that are my favorites, that my wife is cooking for me tonight. Ah, such difficult choices I have to make. :D
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I was wondering if we are on because Father's Day


But I'm down so W/E
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W/E?

No worries if anyone wishes to spend time with family.

I do plan to run the game, however.

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Treebore wrote:I won't be able to play today. My wife is cooking me a special Father's Day meal, so the only game I can swing today is newlte's, then I have to formally go eat the delicious foods, that are my favorites, that my wife is cooking for me tonight. Ah, such difficult choices I have to make. :D
Thanks. I wasn't really expecting you anyway, except for if we goes past 10 PM which I'm trying to avoid.

Anyway, enjoy the grand dinner (and tell us what she cooked for you!)

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Gringnr reminds me that I need to update the XP from last session (and the one before that) to the main page . . .

XP update in a few moments.

Game in 1 hour ~ see ya then!

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MT server is up . . actually I think everyone who is available is on.

So . . I'll make the call in a minute or 2

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ssfsx17 wrote:Norik
- Trains his Wisdom - becoming more sensitive to non-Dwarven things and crafts. Trying to be a little bit less racist against elves. Key word: trying.

Barduris
- Trains his Charisma - trying to get along with animals better. He's beginning to realize that serving Lord Argentius will require him to interact with nature a lot.
Lord Argenteus telepathically receives these thoughts and sends back his brief advice:

@ Norik - this effort as mentioned above: could be the key to your survival! Dwarves have much to learn from Elves. And elves . . may resist and hate to admit it, but they know they have plenty to learn from dwarves!

@ Barduris - this effort as mentioned: and if you succeed, this awareness will help you center and ground yourself in the world around you. With that comes more wisdom and understanding ~ of nature and how its incredible power can aid and protect those that are in tune with same.
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