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  1. I hop on here every once in a while, and it always makes me happy to see that Fadran is still going strong.

    1. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      Never gonna give you up

  2. I was stung by a bee for the first time today.

    That is all.

  3. Happy storming birthday!

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    2. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      HAP. PY. BIRTH. DAY.

    3. Voidspawn


      ...wasn't it your birthday yesterday?

    4. BreezeCauthon


      January 5th, maybe there's a time zone difference

  4. After some consideration, I have decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from the Shard. My reasoning is twofold.

    First, my summer is getting pretty busy. Currently I am working on a political campaign, running a lawn mowing business, serving on the board of my local civic association, and practicing for a play (plus, summer vacations).

    Secondly, I would like to purpose to spend a little less time in front of the computer.

    So - goodbye! Y'all really are great. I'll miss you. I'll probably pop in now and again to say hi, so I guess this isn't goodbye permanently.

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    2. BreezeCauthon


      @Chinkoln it's a semi-local race. Mark Earley for VA House of Delegates.

    3. The Storming Stormfather
    4. Frustration


      Hope to see you again, friend.

  5. During the Hundred Years' War, French forces captured the town of Jageau, held by British nobleman William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk. Suffolk himself was also captured - by a regular soldier, which was quite humiliating.

    But Suffolk, being an enterprising man, denied the French this humiliation by, just before being taken captive, knighting the soldier who captured him. There was nothing so very embarrassing about being captured by a knight, after all.

    It was a win-win. Suffolk saved face, and the French got a legend in the newly-made Sir Guillaume Renault. The end.

  6. "Very well. On your marks gentlemen... get set... GO!" The two squires spur their horses off, leaving a cloud of dust. It's a close race- both horses start strong, but falter about three quarters of the way through. At the home stretch, Alaveir's steed pulls ahead every so slightly to win the race. "Bravo! Congratulations, Alaveir! No shame, Langston. It was a good matchup." Sir Elad smiles, and waits a moment to let the two squires recover from the race - and to give Alaveir a moment to bask in his victory. [Alaveir earns 1 Glory for winning the race. Enjoy it ]
  7. "At your leisure then, Langston."
  8. If you want to use ye olden speake, knock yourself out. Otherwise, you can use modern language (though I'd stay away from slang). People can still join if they would like. I honestly don't foresee it being too hard to add new people, but yeah, if they were intimidated they could take over NPCs if they wanted. ___________________ Alaveir hits the target successfully, followed by an equally successful attempt by Langston. Sir Elad claps. "That was well done, the both of you! I'll give you a moment before the horse race. Let me know when you are ready."
  9. There are not. Sir Elad strolls onto the field. "My apologies, lads! I lost track of time - you know how it is..." he shakes his head. "Anyhow, best to get started. Lance practice first. Then we'll have a horse race, I think, and then... the interesting bit." He waggles his bushy eyebrows mysteriously. "Go fetch your horses from the stables, then charge that target over there." [I'm now going to bed If anybody else is still awake, you can RP up to the actual moment the lance hits the target ... the result will be decided by me.]
  10. My favorite word is, and always will be, "defenestrate."
  11. Haven't seen any of s2 yet, but I absolutely loved s1. Favorite apostle is either Simon Peter or Matthew.
  12. Sir Langston ( @Channelknight Fadran) Sir Alaveir ( @The Unknown Order) I'll note that you are two ugly men. A few explanations of stuff: *Attributes, Skills, & Combat Skills are simple. Wanna sing a good song? Roll for Singing. Lift a heavy object? Roll for Strength. Whack that guy with your sword? You guessed it... roll for Sword. A skill of 20 indicates guaranteed success (assuming there are no modifiers for the situation), and a skill of 0 indicates certain failure (unless you have a skill of 0, there is a 5% of chance of a critical success no matter your skill level. On the other hand, unless you have a skill of 20, there is also always a 5% chance of spectacular failure). *Personality Traits are similar, but have more to do with your behavior. Want to spare a hated enemy on the field of battle? That's laudable, but you're gonna have to do a Merciful roll, etc. etc. *Passions are strong convictions you have. There are a few situations in which they might be tested like Skills and Traits, but it's more likely that they will be invoked. Invoking a Passion gives you a chance to greatly increase your odds of success in a given situation. There are times where a Passion might be automatically invoked, but you can also ask at any given time. Be careful, though... failure on a Passion roll can result in everything from brief bouts of crippling depression to madness. Additionally, succeeding at a Passion roll but then failing the task you were attempting has similar consequences. Successes at any of the above can result in checks. Checks give you a chance, at the end of the in-game year, to increase your statistic. Passions can also be lowered by failures. You can sometimes gain checks in Traits by merely acting in a certain way without rolling (generally in a situation where a roll wouldn't make contextual sense or would be frivolous). Unless you have a strong preference otherwise, I will handle all the rolls and checks and whatnot, letting y'all focus on the story without all the mechanical stuff. If you would like a roll to be made, let me know. Just be aware that certain actions will require rolls - mostly major stuff. I won't require a Singing roll, if, say, you just want to sing a campfire song while adventuring with your buddies - but if you want to regale the entire court of Earl Roderick with a paean to the glories of knighthood... yeah, that'll take a Singing roll (possibly a Compose roll too, if your character wrote the song himself. Then again, if you yourself actually wrote the whole song, I'd be inclined to let it slide without a Compose roll). Quick reference chart for money: Ok, gee, I think that's all. Let me know if there are any other questions. Let the game begin! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The morning sun beats down upon the courtyard of Vagon Castle [map of Salisbury County as a whole here and a zoomed-in map of your area here]. You stand in the courtyard awaiting Sir Elad, Marshal of Salisbury, Castellan of Vagon, and the man responsible for your training these past five years (along, of course, with the knights you are each squired to). Today promises to be simply another day of training, though Sir Elad implied last night that he had something special in store for you today. Whatever it is he has planned, he's taking his precious time about it. He has a penchant for oversleeping - perhaps that's what's taking him so long. As you wait, you have some time to spend in conversation...
  13. During the Siege of Jerusalem during the First Crusade, the Crusaders launched an attack on the city with a large covered battering ram. As it advanced inexorably, the Arabic defenders struggled desperately to set it on fire.

    Despite their best efforts, the ram reached the first layer of walls and opened a hole in them. The panicked Arabs rained all their firepower down on the ram. The Crusaders managed to gather their limited supply of water and put the fire out.

    There was a brief pause. The Crusaders realized, with horror, that the ram was stuck in the wall and was blocking their line of advance.

    There was only one thing to do.

    In an ironic reversal of the situation, the Crusaders began raining fire down on their own ram, while the Arabs, responding in the only way they logically could, began pouring water from the ramparts, trying to preserve the obstruction.

    (The ram eventually ended up being destroyed, preparing the way for an assault on the main walls later on.)

    The end.

    1. Chinkoln


      They should have had a few people with buckets of water, putting out the fire from on top the wall, and everyone else was getting new stuff to shove in the hole if and when the ram got removed.