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ethuil
Posted on: Nov 19 2017, 03:19 PM


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Bump! We've got a monster now, but still not many players. It would be sad (and make the party's life difficult) were this to have to go down to one party, so please do book on this week if you're going to.
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Posted on: Nov 15 2017, 11:41 AM


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On the 2nd December, Tiffer and I are running a 2-party event to form the finale of the Mistbound Campaign, and secure the future of Port Miere.

With so many of the anomalies now resolved, there is one major threat remaining to Port Miere: Anomaly 2. Being the centre of the weakness on Miere, to leave it unresolved will spell death and destruction when Port Miere reconverges at the Final Dawn. But the anchor for Salas's ritual chamber is the last remaining vestige of the previous Dawn - Louhi, the Exalted Darkness, formerly Chosen of the Reaver Lord.

Fortunately, the mercenaries have a plan. They know what Louhi wishes above all else: his sister-mate, Achramas, last of the Chosen Five and beloved devotee of Asa Volki. Achramas has fled to a place known only as the Island, a terrible land of madness - of illithid and deep ones, night gaunts and far worse. Knowing this to be their destination, the mercenaries will allow Louhi to escape Miere, where he is currently trapped, utilising their alliances with the Goddess of the Undersea and the Watcher of the Ages to engineer it. And then, on the Island of Terrors, they will kill him.

Or so they hope.

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The high party for this event is a 7.5k (contrary to the booking sheets). The lower party is currently booked as a 3k, and we are happy to adjust it slightly based on what people are playing.

At the moment there are only 8 players booked and we have no a-refs nor monsters. If we do not have more players or any monsters by the end of next week (26th November) I will cancel the lower party and it will run as a single party event.

As such, if you want to book on, please do. We have two parties worth of dungeon for you and would really like to get it all included.
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Posted on: Nov 14 2017, 01:17 PM


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Reminder for people to please email me CC numbers, I would like to put the post-event stuff in tomorrow at the latest.
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Posted on: Nov 10 2017, 12:14 PM


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I wouldn't advise playing a 2k character, as the majority of the party are two or three times that. I also won't stop you, but it's worth mentioning.

In terms of people booking off, there is a 13th person (Pete) who wants to play. I have told him that if we can find another monster then he can play, and he has offered otherwise to monster. Assuming he hasn't booked to monster one of the other dungeons, I would prefer this to people booking off.

However ultimately however you guys work it is up to you. I haven't been well so having an extra monster would very much help.
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Posted on: Oct 25 2017, 08:48 AM


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My congratulations first of all on a momentously successful expedition to Tivoria. It is good to know that the people there have a new chance at life - and, importantly, that the chance of us or our Divinities being devoured is significantly reduced.

As is the manner of this year, I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news first of all: your reshaping of the Shattered World has neutralised anomalies 30 and 35. The doors to Tivoria remain present there and I imagine will do until it is released from Miere properly - but I understand this will be done with time to avoid harm to either Tivoria or Miere, so there is nothing more to worry about there. Additionally, anomaly 13 is no more - I can only assume your actions resolved the tension between the Netter's pacts and agreements.

I have updated the list of anomalies accordingly and this brings us to a mere nine remaining. With two months still to go, this should be more than enough time. Once again I will suggest that you tackle four anomalies on the 11th of next month - 11, 28, 32, and 37.

The bad news is that this morning, at an early hour, Chosen Tapio was killed. However, his death did not weaken Chosen Achramas as the others have done. Scrying has suggested - limited as it is in its ability to glean information about the Exalted Darkness - that Tapio was not devoured, simply murdered. Based on his last known location we have attempted to recover his body, but there was none to be found. We think it likely that it was destroyed to prevent his resurrection.

Following this, Chosen Achramas recreated Tapio's body through the same process used to resurrect their brother. However, the Breath of Life was ineffectual upon him. We sent for a priest capable of casting the Animate Life, and even one capable of casting Restore Life on those of questionable morals. None worked. We can only conclude that Chosen Tapio has, unfortunately, run out of vitae - and that he will now be reborn as is the way of things.

Regrettable as it is that he is dead, I cannot help being relieved that Chosen Tapio was not consumed (a fact that I can only attribute to the Devourer's transformation). To add his power - and specifically the capacity to heal - to the Exalted Darkness's already not-inconsiderable arsenal would make it even more difficult to resolve the original anomaly.

I will, as ever, continue to keep an eye on Chosen Achramas as is my duty.

Inquisitor Wilton
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Posted on: Oct 17 2017, 12:00 PM


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The Wordspeaker held his gloved hands over the book and looked at the Word before him.

Stood amidst the presence of six divine beings, Their forms flourishing within the place where They were born, and died, and would be born again, he took a deep breath. This was it. This was the moment where he found out whether he was capable of doing what was right. What was best for the land and its people. What was good.

He spoke the Word, and shadows lunged for his form, the wrath of the Imbaiu reaching claws out towards him - but he was already gone.

And as he faded, so did the Remnants of Tivoria: the hundred thousand echoes who had been gathered by the Netter. Understanding their need for passage, She released them - and one by one they tumbled to the ground in a flurry of nets. A painful heartbeat passed. Then, like the unfurling wings of a phoenix, fuelled by the vitae of the Wordspeaker's sacrifice, each of them began to reappear.

They were not the same; some remembered, and some did not. Some were older, younger, better or worse. But every single one of them was alive once more, given a second chance at life by the Recreation of their very souls. As they reappeared, so too did Celesta, reborn into His original form. Though far weaker than His siblings, He nonetheless wove His way amongst Tivoria just as They had.

And within the Netter's grasp, piece by piece, the remains of Tivoria began to reshape themselves into a new form.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2017, 12:56 PM


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On a note which I am certain will please you, I believe that as long as some of you travelling to Tivoria are attuned, your entire group will be able to enter the door - thus, there should be no reason for you to repeat the previous 'tests'. Likewise you may as well enter through the cleared door, since it transpires that all of the Tivorian fragments are connected.

For what it is worth, my opinion is that at the very least the Devourer should be destroyed. Not that to destroy a Divine is any simple task, nor that I know a method of doing so - but I truly see no benefit in His continued existence, and a great deal of disbenefit.

C.A.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2017, 09:06 AM


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Hello!

I was going to come and say hello to all of you in person but then I realised that that would be tedious and boring and actually I have better things to do with my time than chase after mercenaries sooo...

Not that I'm not very happy to be talking to you. Or writing. Yes, that. Heehee. Right. Yes. I got your paper! She says thank you. Well, what She actually said was 'oh yes, this will do - well done, little one' but you know that's basically thank you or at the very least it's thank you from me and I'm part of Her so - yep!

Now for what I promised you. Two questions, one of which you've already asked, the other you can ask me whenever you need (if you just um say my name a bunch I'll hear - eventually, I get distracted easily).

Question the oneth! So this Louhi person who it turns out is absolutely awful has made a deal with the Watcher because haha, the Watcher. What they agreed is this: the Watcher will teach Louhi how Rachane works. How He consumes and devours, how He transforms what He consumes into part of Himself. This was taught in the form of a ritual which Louhi could then use, but it only works on people who are kin to him, because that's also Rachane's favourite - um - food. Not food. Gods. But you know what I mean. Yeah.

Sooo in return, each time nasty Louhi wants to perform one of these rituals, he's gotta do the Watcher a favour. And cause I promised to tell you everything, I even managed to work out what those were! Lucky you. So the first time was pretty simples because Louhi just put a bunch of the Watcher's weird stalker gems in some places in Port Miere. The second time, he built a shrine to the Watcher in one of the broked places you call anomalies. And the third time he summoned Khurshid to Port Miere which I mean is kind of awful but also really useful but you know that because you left Her there, haha.

The only other other thing I know is that currently the Watcher is in debt to Louhi because that third task, summoning Khurshid, he hasn't been paid for yet. Or I mean he's got the power to do the ritual but he hasn't done it yet? But he's definitely going to. I'm not sure when because the future is wibbly like that, sorry. Even She can't be absolutely certain.

And She thinks that Louhi wants to try it once more but um I guess that's not surprising to you. She doesn't know what the Watcher will want for that one. As soon as She knows I'll tell you because that's part of the deal but obviously I might not know till afterwards. Scrying about people who can't be scried about is kinda tricky even when you're a Goddess of Knowledge and whatnot. Well not whatnot. I don't think She'd want me to call Her - okay you get the idea.

So there you go! I'll be heeeere listening for when you have another question. Just yell!

Elia,
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Posted on: Oct 6 2017, 05:23 PM


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Now would be a good time to let me know what is done re: Elia's offer of trading information about Louhi & the Watcher for a piece of Their parchment smile.gif
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Posted on: Oct 4 2017, 12:42 PM


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Bump to ask if the people who have said they are coming to monster can email Rich to officially book so we know who to expect - especially so food can be sorted and we can make sure everyone can get to the site, etc. Please do this even if you're only able to come for a day, it makes a huge difference in terms of planning.
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Posted on: Oct 2 2017, 10:31 AM


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Isteed has done an amazing job, doubling our monsters in the space of 24 hours. However this still only gives us four once they're booked - so we could really do with several more to make it fun to monster and to challenge the party.

There's an overview/background document already available for monsters to read, and more coming through this week.
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Posted on: Sep 28 2017, 09:41 AM


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Bumping this thread too, because the only thing worse than an event with no monsters is trying to motivate yourself to write an event with barely any monsters...

I would like to write challenging stats and interesting parts specifically for my crew, so please consider booking to come along, as it will greatly improve the quality of the event. smile.gif
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Posted on: Sep 19 2017, 09:02 AM


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I have found myself able to scry about Tivoria, but not about the Great Spirits - other than those things that were widely known of them.

C.A.
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Posted on: Sep 18 2017, 10:10 PM


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Following your trip to the Shattered World - or Tivoria, as I suppose we are now able to call it - I have been monitoring the presence of the Pantheon of Seven in Port Miere. I am concerned, as I am sure you all are, that we must strike a balance between resolving the anomalous threats to the city and discovering what the presence of the Pantheon means for Primus as a whole.

This has been made all the more urgent by a message I was brought by one of the Waystation's accumulated residents earlier today. As you are no doubt aware, we have been housing a few refugees and others who have fallen victim to events in Miere - those capable of leaving the city, that is. One of these persons is Alinafe, an angel that you rescued from within the city some time ago. He has this evening told me that he is able to feel his Lord's presence again, for the first time since the Devourer's assault upon Him. I escorted Alinafe to the map, through which we observed that Lady Chibueze is no longer shielding Lord Chisomo as She has been - and more worryingly, that the Haven upon Them is beginning to fade.

This has led me to conclude that it is imperative that we resolve the issues with the Pantheon of Seven as soon as possible. I think we are all in agreement that the Devourer should not be permitted to continue consuming His kin; we have quite enough Divine whose demesnes are corruption and destruction as it is. To this end I would like to propose the following timetable.

A month from now, or sooner as time permits, you make a second trip to Tivoria. From the reports I have read thus far it would seem that the Pantheon are even more inextricably tied to that plane than any of us had thought. I sincerely doubt it will be possible to stop the Devourer without the knowledge contained therein - or without engaging some of the more drastic plans like sending Him after the Shadow of the First Evil and hoping they kill one another in the process. Thus, Tivoria must be the first port of call. I will begin making the necessary arrangements.

This gives us two more months to resolve the remaining anomalies in Port Miere. Given the number remaining I believe this is more than enough time - plus, I add with all the optimism I can gather, some extra room to deal with any other problems that crop up in the meantime. At worst, I will simply hire a larger group of mercenaries close to the Dawn to ensure as much as possible is resolved.

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Posted on: Sep 11 2017, 10:45 AM


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As and when you are able, do let me know what you all wish to do regarding Elia's offer of trade, and anything else you wish to do to follow up on from yesterday.

Huge thank you to Pete for booking off, and apologies that you had to do so - plus thank you to both Pete and Tiffer for being patient with the Giant Pile of Plot + the party repeatedly being in a single encounter that didn't involve the monsters for 45+ minutes. This is why I'm not supposed to play parts wink.gif
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Posted on: Sep 11 2017, 10:41 AM


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The records have been updated with yesterday's success in resolving Anomaly 33.

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Posted on: Sep 11 2017, 10:21 AM


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He'll be back before you know it.

Tai's late to a lot of things, but he wouldn't miss his own wedding.

Penny
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Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 08:36 PM


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We have a monster! Yay!

One more would be fantastic so that I don't have to monster, if anyone is free on Sunday and keen to join us in exploring a broken world smile.gif
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Posted on: Sep 6 2017, 08:27 PM


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Thanks Rob!

Also bumping this to note that I have someone willing to book off and monster in order to make sure we can run. However, it's Pete, who has been reffing through the year and is also reffing the Final Dawn in December. Let's make sure he actually gets to play for once!
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Posted on: Sep 5 2017, 09:18 PM


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Adding a bump to this as we have sadly lost our one monster. Please consider coming along, or do what you can to pull crew in if you're playing.

Many apologies for the broken record impression.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2017, 06:51 PM


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We are uncertain precisely why this is being orchestrated, and we are keen to find out why. I can assure you, however, that it is definitely not 'happening naturally'. As to how angry you should be, that's entirely up to you.

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Posted on: Sep 4 2017, 05:50 PM


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Certainly.

Whilst Primus is not by any means perfectly balanced in terms of its supernatural powers, many of the cities and provinces of both the Empire and beyond have, at least, a manageable balance. The death of city spirits wildly disrupts the associated region. Whilst Primus has endured the death and rebirth of many city spirits, for all of them to die is unprecedented. This would create gulfs in power that would be replaced by something very different. That upsets what balance is there at present, and when the balance of power is shaken to that degree, it never tends to go well for the land around. If this is vague, it is because I simply do not know what would happen - and that is not a good thing.

Additionally, there would potentially be harm caused to people who are of otherworldy blood - those viewed by some natural powers as 'alien' to Primus. Angels, demons, anyone whose point of origin is extraplanar to Primus would potentially be a target of the powers that would become extant. This could be especially bad in locations that contain a large number of people of that nature, such as Alguz, Gothiel and Gileenim.

From the point of view of the Druidic community, this change in the balance of Primus could have drastic effects on the nature of our power and how we draw it. It could even modify the way that the leys work, as all of the affected cities are near to major ley points. Besides that, the nature of Druidic power has, frankly, changed enough in the past decades - Primus is sometimes fickle in how it allows power to be drawn through it. We would rather not see all that we are fundamentally change yet again. It would also make the Druidic community a target for hostility on the parts of those powers weakened by the change in the nature of Primus, and from a mercenary point of view it would mean you were much more likely to be fighting Druids constantly.

As I say these are but a few potential consequences; I am certain others can list many more.

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Posted on: Sep 4 2017, 05:22 PM


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Hey folks,

We could do with another monster or two for the Mistbound event this Sunday. It's the only event running that day so if you were looking for something to do, please come along!

Whilst it is part of a campaign that has been running through the year, this dungeon marks the party getting into a newer arc of the plot - so here's a bit of a teaser about what they're running into. This dungeon is also leading into the October 2-day, if you were thinking of coming to that and would like a bit of an intro.

When Port Miere deconverged from Primus at the Final Dawn, the Goddess known as the Netter ensured that it would remain whole despite the assault upon it by Salas of the Deep. But the Mistress of the Undersea also gathered in Her net the pieces of another plane, one known only as the Shattered World. The Shattered World, once a plane large enough to contain multiple cities, was destroyed centuries ago when a Word of Power was spoken within it. The world broke into a thousand pieces, all within it were killed in a single moment, and from it emerged seven Divinities.

These Divine are now acting within Primus and Port Miere, Their true intentions unknown or barely understood. Even more than that, these Divine exist without followers - a fact that should be impossible given the nature of the exostance. Seeking to gain greater knowledge about the Pantheon of Seven and Their Shattered World, a group of mercenaries are now seeking to enter the hundred fragments of that plane that have been attached to Port Miere.

The question is, what will they find in a world that has been dead for centuries?


More info is as always in the campaign forum.

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Posted on: Sep 4 2017, 02:21 PM


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Unless I am quite mistaken, 'wildly dangerous' is the mercenary profession.

I believe that I am now close to completing the ritual, though it would appear I am missing a key component - the name of the Shattered World. Without this it will be difficult to tether the invocation - though perhaps not impossible. I will do what I can to discover it in the coming days, but given the lack of links between Primus and the Shattered World (the present situation notwithstanding) I do not hold out much hope.

I have, however, been successful in acquiring the essence of the Enkindled One. It is...exceptionally unpleasant to hold. I would not advise doing so unless you have rendered yourself completely impervious to fire. It is additionally attempting to interfere with my mind in some manner - unsuccessfully, of course, but again worthy of note. I will bring it with me on Sunsday.

C.A.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2017, 11:52 AM


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Liara,

Our daughter spent the weekend crying. We thought it was just the dreams bothering her again, making her angry and sad. But yesterday she stopped, and smiled at me, and said that it was okay - that "Thee" was "with Her" now. Since then, whenever she touches anyone, their aches and pains disappear.

We thought you'd want to know.

Calnaid
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