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September 16, 2014 at 3:11 am #50578Travis TerryParticipant@devis-calhoun
Devis looks up from a letter he just received. Looks at Sonya and Silmarwem.
So I had sent a letter home calling all of house Calhoun to arms. I just received word that all able body are on there way to the front. That will be a thorn in the side of The Pale Legion.September 16, 2014 at 6:23 am #50579RandiParticipant@storm
Storm walks in glances around gives a slight wave and a smile to everyone before sitting herself down at an empty table. She land back making herself comfortable.
She glances at the wall with the prophecy on it. After taking a moment to read it she glances around the room once again. “Looks Like I’ve missed a lot while I was gone. What’s the story?”September 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm #50702SteveModerator@steve
Walking out of the kitchen, Leorrin will take a seat at the same table as Xukkuth, Storm and Silmarwen.
I wasn’t there myself, but Orin and a few others gave me a pretty detailed breakdown. As Lanre said, the Terathian Vigil is asking everyone to work together for the war effort. A number of different people came in to town to court us into joining with them.
So far, there are 6 groups working toward winning the war –
The Midnight Bridge group, sponsored by the Kingdom of the Night,
The Windward Lanterns, sponsored by Margrave Thrull and the the Monastery of 10,000 Lanterns,
The Argent Spear, sponsored by the Argent Tide,
The Cards, sponsored by the not so super secret House of Cards,
Vol’s Elite, sponsored by Warwizard Talandar
The Vigil, sponsored by the Terathian Vigil and Dame Silmarwen.
Each group also chose a Herald, a person who relays the groups actions to their supporting faction.
Orthia is Herald for the Midnight bridge,
Sonya for the Argent Spear,
Nikoli for the Cards,
Kararov for the Windward Lanterns,
Yuri for Vol’s Elite,
Dame Silmarwen for the Vigil.
I imagine you should ask them about who is part of their groups, and about joining with them.September 19, 2014 at 2:30 am #50580J’hunai NoquarParticipant@silmarwen
Silmarwen will welcome Xukkuth, Storm and Leorrin at her table with a smile and a polite wave to a chair.
“What everyone needs to focus on is what their group is doing and understanding what every group is doing. We need good communication between everyone, not just the members of your group. In order to make the best decisions and impacting the war, we must work off of each other. Whether its gaining information to help another group, or simply taking a different action to prevent everyone focusing on the same goal when there are so many different things and places that need our help. This isn’t a competition either. It doesn’t matter how many members you have in your group, who decides the fastest actions, or what you accomplished. This is everyone’s fight.”
After another sip from her cup, Silmarwen will glance toward the papers of prophesies and continue. “Another thing we need to concentrate on is the weapons against the Pale Ones. I need to know who is carrying them, the names and traits of each, and if we know if it is inactive or not. We need to decide how we are going to find the rest and how we will get them to Herromere’s keep. I have not been too involved in the weapons until as of late, so I need to be caught up on what we know.”
Child of Earth MagicSeptember 19, 2014 at 3:26 am #50703ValdimarrParticipant@valdimarr
Valdimarr’s pen will finally come to a stop as he tears two pages from his notebook. He will stand and walk to the wall opposite the prophecies and pin the two pages to the wall in front of him.Quote:DragonFire’s Siege Legend Lore
DragonFire’s Siege was a powerful relic that was created by a circle of thirteen wizards, all of them possessing a great deal of draconic heritage. DragonFire’s Siege was created in tandem with another relic known as DragonFrost’s Breach. Together, these two items were designed to be used in the event that Ku’Vahl should ever go to war. Each Wizard spent a span of thirteen days alone with the two relics, enchanting them with Rune Dust and with White Wizard’s Sand to glorify the items. At the end of the thirteen days, the next wizard in the circle would take over, continuing the enchantment.
At the end of the enchantment, all thirteen wizards gathered together to imbue the two relics with their elemental power. The DragonoFire’s Siege relic was imbued with living Dragonfire which had been taken from the last breath of a dying Great Dragon.
These two relics were given to the Governor of Ku’Vahl, to keep in trust for the purpose of defending the city against external threats. For many centuries, these two relics remained sealed away within the Hall of Graven Shields, each behind a powerful barrier.
During a terrible battle between The Governor and The Vallehorriene the Hall of Graven Shields was damaged, breaking the barrier which protected the DragonFire’s Siege. During the chaos of the battle, the Circle of Wizards returned to the Hall of Graven Shields to attempt to retrieve the two relics.
While the Wizards were able to recover the DragonFire’s Siege relic, they were unable to breach the barrier to claim the other relic. In order preserve DragonFire’s Siege in anticipation of restoring Ku’Vahl one day, the Circle of Wizards hid the relic in the Faded Realm, and recorded the location of the relic in a series of draconic scrolls.
The item itself can be used by any creature possessing draconic blood. DragonFire’s Siege empowers any and all siege weaponry targeted during activation, imbuing them all temporarily with the power of DragonFire.Quote:The Twenty Ninth Door Legend Lore
This demonic artifact was once the property of a demon lord known as Celeritas. It was created by Celeritas for the purpose of enhancing his servants in Cyrillia by using planar magic to bring them into sync with The Abyss in order to imbue them with Abyssal Energies. While it was in The Demon Lord’s Possession, The Twenty Ninth Door was used on Eleven separate creatures. Each was pulled behind the Twenty Ninth Door, and returned to Cyrillia changed and empowered.
Over Two Thousand Years ago, Celeritas lost the relic during a great battle.
Many years later The Twenty Ninth Door was discovered by the Ethlin Empire in Lairroth, and taken to the Ethlin Spire of Il’Lithoria. The Artifact stayed in the Ethlin Spire for hundreds of years, under lock and key.
From there, The Artifact was transported to the Ethlin Spire in Terath by a powerful magus where it was studied thoroughly over many centuries. During this time, it was used three times to empower creatures that were subsequently targeted for research. Eventually, The Twenty Ninth Door was given to Baron Nesulthe Medeva, Grand Master of the Abyss, Holder of the Seal, Protector of the South who resided in the city of Rhell.
Baron Nesulthe Medeva placed the Twenty Ninth Door in a subplanar vault along with hundreds of other abyssal relics. It remained there until a group of Adventurers from the town of NorthWatch stole power from the Magik Seal which kept the suplanar vault safe, shattering its protections.
At that point, this artifact fell into the hands of the Demon Lord ZenAku, who was currently imprisoned within the Vault. Using the breach created by the Adventurers, The Demon Lord brought the Twenty Ninth Door back into Cyrillia. Since his return he has utilized the item on seven separate creatures.
The last of these seven creatures still remains behind the Twenty Ninth Door. He appears human, but is known as a Child of The Forsaken.
With the pages securely in place, Valdimarr will return to his seat and once again begin to scribble in his notebook, clearly engrossed in his work.September 19, 2014 at 3:42 am #50581TalvairParticipant@talvair
Talvair walks in and sits at a empty table. Then Leans back in the chair and is deep in thought.September 19, 2014 at 4:23 am #50704herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Lanre Lightsong will step away from his own papers momentarily, going to examine the written Legend Lores posted by his brother. As he does so, he speaks quietly with his head tilted towards Silmarwen.
“Dame Earfalas, when you speak of the weapons, are you speaking of Godfrey’s Seven Relics? I know we have one called the Brother of The Wolf, although I do not know who currently carries it. And if I recall, I believe that Sharock is holding onto The Daughter of The Unicorn. And then someone also had one that was the Father of The Wizard, I believe…”
The Map Maker’s apprentice will finish reviewing the history of these two unique artifacts, his eyes slowly widening when he reads about the Twenty Ninth Door, and then he will turn his full attention upon the white knight. “There is no doubt that we need to be strategic here. The Pale Legion isn’t going to go away just from wishing, and they certainly aren’t going to be defeated in a single great battle, or even over the course of a dozen battles.”
“But what you are saying is…” Lanre pauses, as if trying to find a way to politely speak his mind, but his impatience clearly gets the better of him as his voice raises in volume. “…ridiculous.”
“As a White Knight, I’m sure you have the impulse to try and protect everyone. You want to make sure that each corner of our map benefits from our efforts. Maybe you don’t like the idea of leaving people to die, or letting folks get captured by the Pale Legion so that they can be horribly tortured to death.” As Lanre speaks, his fingers tap away at a small golden pin which he has attached to his coin pouch. “That’s understandable, really. But it doesn’t make tactical sense.”
“You don’t send four people out to save each corner of your garden from burning when the whole house is on fire. And while I’ve never been a soldier in a real war, the magic flowing through me now is clear on this point – We are going to have to focus our efforts in some places, while in other places, we leave people to die. If we don’t, then we risk marginally losing every battle. We’ll be spread out too far.”
Lanre will turn towards the wall again, arms akimbo. “But we aren’t soldiers, are we? We’re explorers and adventurers. We thrive when we have a goal, and are given the freedom to pursue it. Maybe it would be best if each group is left to operate on its own; to make its own decisions.”
The would-be bard will tug on his hat as he leans forward, and will mumble to himself audibly as he reads the pages on the wall. “The Hall of Graven Shields? I think I’ve heard of that before.”September 19, 2014 at 5:42 am #50582TalvairParticipant@talvair
Talvair leans forward and looks over at Lanre and asks ” do you have any subterranean in the maps?”September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am #50583J’hunai NoquarParticipant@silmarwen
“What in the world are you talking about? I don’t think you understood what I was saying.” Silmarwen sternly responded. “All I said was that we work together and coordinate our efforts as groups to fight this war. Each group puts efforts in specific tasks, if we don’t talk to each other we’ll end up concentrating too much on one area or task where other areas or information are neglected. This way, each group is still working independently on their own task while working with others to ensure we are winning this war the best way we can. “
Silmarwen will lean back in her chair, her gaze focused on Lanre. “if you’re against us working together and communicating, I’d love to hear your reasoning.”
Child of Earth MagicSeptember 19, 2014 at 6:27 am #50706RandiParticipant@storm
Storm quietly listens top what is being said. She land back in her chair. “It would be interesting to hear what your thinking Lanre?”September 19, 2014 at 6:29 am #50584ChantellParticipant@ember
Briel walks into the tavern, stumbling as if drunk, and proceeds to all but fall in the nearest chair. Without a word, she lays her head on the table and does not move. Her breath is slow and deep, as if she is asleep.September 19, 2014 at 6:51 am #50707herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Lanre will sweep his hat off of his head in a broad gesture towards all the adventurers who have gathered within the tavern. “Concentrating on one area or task while other areas or information are neglected is exactly what I am talking about. I’m saying that some areas will need to be neglected. Neglect is a vital ingredient to any recipe of war.”
With a shrug, Lanre will step closer to the table which holds his stack of papers. “Returning to my earlier metaphor, the best course of action may be to let the garden burn.”
The hat will fall onto the nearby table as Lanre drops it from his hand. “My problem is two fold, dear knight. The first is that you seem to believe that covering all territories equally is a solid plan. I personally think it only ensures that we are truly strong nowhere. The second is that you seem interested in determining what paths we all take, with every step.” The Map Maker’s apprentice will flash a broad and playful grin.
“As we all know, I love the art of conversation.” With these words, the grin transforms into a self-deprecating smile. “I believe that talking to one another is of key importance. I love the sound of my own voice, true. But I also love the sound of each of yours as well. So let me ask this – do we speak of merely sharing information and occasionally applying a minor degree of coordination. Or are you telling us all that you want to know what we plan on doing before we act so that you can instead tell us why we should do what you think needs doing?”September 19, 2014 at 10:23 am #50708J’hunai NoquarParticipant@silmarwen
Silmarwen released a sigh. “Lanre. Before you make assumptions and change what I actually said, please recall what I am actually saying. I’m not discussing war tactics. I’m not saying where everyone should send help or troops or information. I’m not saying, never have said, or will say that I will or want to choose what everyone does.”
The elf will lean forward, her elbows resting on the table with her fingers entwined. “I’m not trying to say you are wrong in what point you are trying to give, I think it is a great idea to get everyone’s opinion and views. What I am saying and was intending to say is that we need to communicate with each other to help each other decide what the best actions to take are. Did I choose the wrong wording? Probably did considering the conversation confusion.
You weren’t at the war counsel, so I’m going to assume you don’t know everything that was said or the choices that people could make. I made the effort to speak with every group to find out what they are doing. I found out that certain decisions could be made that could effect another group should certain decisions be made. No one there wanted to focus on the same goal. I did not tell people to change, I did not influence any decision. I merely told everyone my own group’s decision. Just simple coordination of decisions. “
Child of Earth MagicSeptember 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm #50709herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Lanre will place his hands behind him and lean back on the table. “So you are admitting that you made a mistake, then? I’m afraid I’m still confused. Well, either way, I accept your apology.” With a gleeful wink and a shurg of his shoulders, he continues. “While I wasn’t at the war council you can still be certain that I thoroughly grilled Valdimarr. Not to mention the fact that I am currently wearing a magical relic which greatly enhances my knowledge of war, and conveniently provides a constant stream of tactical information regarding the military traditions of Ebrus. Also, I have already been out in the field with the Midnight Bridge, dumping festering corpses into flowing steams, and harvesting enchanted bones from old crypts. As much as it gives me the creeps, I have to admit that our team has already been incredibly effective. If it wasn’t for the conflict in Westerland…”
Taking a brief moment to stretch, Lanre turns to scan over the faces of the other adventurers. “But my prattling on has diverted the flow of your inquiry, Dame Earfalas. You asked about Godfrey’s Relics, did you not? Who among us knows which of them we have found, and which of us carry them?”September 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm #50585BrandonParticipant@bbraith
Oni shakes his head in disbelief. The room grows slightly brighter as the shadows expand and creep up on him. They swirl about and he goes invisible.September 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm #50710ZanParticipant@zan
Sonya finally looks up from the note she is been writing.
“I’ve have seen visions and have been told on many fronts that the united and divided portion of the prophecy shouldn’t be looked over. Discussing in depth of what we will be doing with our separate group we are united but not divided. Perhaps it is something to consider…”
Sonya reaches into one of her pouches and pulls out a flat piece of metal with the image of a dragon wrapped around a castle.
“I have one of the items. The Dragons Cousin I think it is called. Nikoli has one as well. It’s a gem with a wolf wrapped around it. A necklace,”
She puts the item back in her pouch. She grabs one of the many wadded up pieces of parchment on her table and chucks it at Briel’s head
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