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Abel
Posted on: Jan 17 2018, 09:06 AM


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QUOTE(Fionamullin @ Jan 16 2018, 08:04 PM) *
Just devil's advocate but the very, overly formal role play of this part of the system puts loads of people off from trying it.
And has lead to people being killed ic in the car park.
Which to my mind brings back the closed noninclusive attitude that got us rubbished nation wide for decades.
Just my comment no offense meant.

This is exactly what players like myself, Laura and Tony have been trying for years to overcome and, on occasion, have actually convinced other players that it's "not that bad anymore". It would be a massive shame for it to slide back to what it was and tarnish the work that we have done. While I get the authenticity that people want to have in their roleplay, you also have to remember this is not the real far east, it s fantasy version, where people should be allowed to have an amount of fun, while still paying homage to the culture.

Sometimes Oldskool should stay just that...
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Posted on: Jan 17 2018, 02:30 AM


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QUOTE(Trickyz @ Jan 17 2018, 12:00 AM) *
As discussed on as Rangar as an advisor. Abilities etc as also discussed.

Pretty sure Josh said no evil, Ragnar the Necromancer tongue.gif
  Forum: General Discussion - OOC · Post Preview: #280866 · Replies: 46 · Views: 1,086

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Posted on: Jan 16 2018, 01:41 PM


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QUOTE(JHouse @ Jan 16 2018, 01:20 PM) *
This post is, ofc, OOC:

To be specific about the idea, we were thinking about booking a single length adventure set in The Snake Clan palace (and would hope that people would be encouraged to do the same later in the year - I think it would be cool if it was almost every month. I also think it would be cool if there was also one arranged by the NPC Jade Court where the Emporer would be able to speak with people that solicit an audience). The idea is to get away from the standard, standing in the cafe, drinking in costume forum. Booked as a single length no max, there will be a referee and the potential of combat but we all know playing orientals that the roleplay bit is often the most deadly. There will be no planned monsters but the Amalas Plot Team are ofc more than welcome to throw in some spice should they feel its absolutely needed.

The IC concept would be (reminding this post is all OOC) that (should) the Jade Court confirm a new Daymio for the Snake Clan and that being the guy formally known as Sensai, I would like an opportunity to meet anyone who has a clan member that they wish to formally introduce or for any characters who represent other factions to come and renew alliances with our clan, should that faction wish to (other Clans, councils, traders, foreigners or whatever).

What do people think of this slightly more specific idea?
John H
aka Sensai, but probably Lord Zu from now, just so you all know wink.gif

Doesn't something almost exactly like this happen at the beginning of every Amlas game anyway? Normally it takes up the first hour of the day as we roll through plot and mediating issues and role play. Is there really a need for something that does this exclusively?
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Abel
Posted on: Jan 15 2018, 06:00 PM


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Not likely from me in the immediate future sad.gif
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Posted on: Jan 15 2018, 09:38 AM


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I’ll be there. Let me know if you want anything looked into. Been a boring few weeks, need a problems or two to solve.

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Posted on: Jan 15 2018, 09:36 AM


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Swift healing and recovery dude!

Even if it comes to worst, don’t be a stranger, plenty to do down the caves that doesn’t involve combat/playing.

The Dawsons
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Posted on: Jan 11 2018, 12:49 PM


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would be keen to play this as Xeno
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Posted on: Jan 11 2018, 12:46 PM


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QUOTE(jj420 @ Jan 10 2018, 07:54 PM) *
Now all the crying has stoped.....

I'm interested in training so that one day I could become a magistrate. Is this a possible thing?

Roberto flashblade

The crying may not have stopped but your still not paying attention to details....

QUOTE(Ryan @ Jan 5 2018, 06:16 PM) *
If these roles are of interest then please contact me privately with two references from within an Imperial Institution who are willing to vouch for your credibility and ability to oversee the Law of the Land.

Louis Athanyn
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Abel
Posted on: Jan 6 2018, 01:35 PM


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Also pretty sure Mr Louis said to contact him privately, I guess that shows him the skills of attention to detail for those on here.

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Posted on: Jan 6 2018, 12:58 PM


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QUOTE(Trickyz @ Jan 6 2018, 12:37 PM) *
If anyone is willing to give me a reference please contact me.

Many Thanks

Rangar
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You should ask Penny if she will vouch for you.

Slogan: "Rangar for Magistrate: He will run through walls for Justice!"

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Posted on: Jan 5 2018, 07:25 PM


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QUOTE(Padallen @ Jan 5 2018, 06:55 PM) *
Tosh,

Do you not wish Jata's blessing?

You are of course always welcome within Forgetown.

Tirack

The Fates crafted me in this form for a reason, it is not for me to question their reasons, nor is it Jata’s place to alter their creations. I will remain as I am until the wisdom of either the Emperor or the Fates descide I am to function in a different form.

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Posted on: Jan 4 2018, 10:12 PM


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Thank you for your quick review and judgement Lord Woodrow.

There will be no need for me to petition the Emperor, he is correct in all things and I as always remain his loyal subject and understand that my mere existence has caused this judgement to be. Should it be the will of the Emperor I will rectify this at soonest convenience.

I will remain in Scarlene for the foreseeable future, until called on to return by the correct authorities.

Toshimoko
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Posted on: Jan 4 2018, 01:23 PM


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Yusaki,

This missive is addressed to those who hold honour and title to act in this capacity. You refused and disagreed with the Emperor,
QUOTE(Naga @ Dec 21 2017, 05:06 PM) *
I cannot agree to the judgment

Yusaki
Ronin

you do not get the option of "waiting for a reply" from him and retain your station, at that point you had one option and you chose to not take it and took the path of Dishonour and became ronin. Do not dare to speak to me of dishonour, I have served in all my lives without question, you have not. My loyalty to our Lands and Emperor has been brought in to question by only one person, You. Not the best person to question my loyalty if feel. Simple fact.

In doing so, you have forsaken all titles, honour and holdings that belong to the most Honourable Emperor, if you were samurai the disagreement is immediate, not lurking in the background "waiting". You have no rights nor authority to offer me the clemency I have requested from Lords of Standing and unquestionable Honour, that is for them to decide.

As someone who is "knowledgeable" of the Oni race, you should know, Oni that are the embodiment of dishonour in their lives are created by the Head of the Oryx Tribe, I was created by the Fates, do you feel the fates would do the same as He? I will leave your corrupted mind to figure that out, as anyone with half a wit would be able to see the difference. Feel free to commune or investigate whether I am telling the truth here, I will not intervene in the divinings.

And again you only tell half the story, trying to paint me in a light that would tarnish me, yes you offered me to make pacts with demons to ensure that I would remain loyal to the lands I serve, and yes, I refused. But what you omitted was the ground on which I refused, the pacts you requested me to make were with Jesiah Blackheart, the god within the Church of the Tryst. While I share a religion with Lord Blackheart, I know that he is an outside force between myself, the lands of Amlas, The Emperor, the Fates and the Council I serve. I would not make a pact with an outside force that could potentially cause a contradiction between myself the powers I serve, so, unlike yourself, who found yourself at the mercy of these self same pacts that prevented (or at least should of, as your don't seem to take these pacts seriously, so why would I?) you from completing your "Sacred Duty" that you so easily discarded, I made the decision to serve loyally, free of outside pacts that could stop me from doing my duty.

Thank you for addressing me, but I do not need the words of a dishonoured ronin, when I have requested for the words of Honourable Lords. As and when they are ready, I am sure they will address me and my concerns. Please continue with your journey to the mists, you are not needed here.

Riki-sama, I can't see insult from those without honour, as those without, cannot question those with.

Kazan Toshimoko
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Posted on: Jan 3 2018, 10:06 PM


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QUOTE(duncanmatthias @ Jan 3 2018, 09:54 PM) *
But there isn't a better way to spend your birthday......

I can think of a few...
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Posted on: Jan 3 2018, 08:56 PM


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If only it wasn’t my bday weekend I would been there. Silly I&E people, tsk tsk...
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Posted on: Jan 3 2018, 01:42 PM


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Addressed to Lord Woodrow Panama and Lady Ning-you Dansu,

Last month I had been judged to be an Oni, which I admitted to and was then sentenced to exile and made an outlaw in the lands of Amlas.

The same person who sentenced me also casually in the same breath outlawed all Oni and while this was correctly dismissed by the Emperor, my sentence was left to remain.
Whilst I do not question the Emperor, as he made the obviously correct decision regarding Oni, I question the validity of the one who sentenced me, Yusaki. The man is a traitor to the empire, has disobeyed our Holy Emperor and been corrupted by dark presence he keeps with him at all times.

With this I bring into question my sentencing, I believe he was trying to bring into chaos the solidity of the Council of Jade, by attacking either physically or socially, Lady Dansu, Lord Yang-to, Lord Masaru and has made an attempt on my life personally and now the sentencing, as I am the Guardian of the Council. The ronin wants only to bring the Council formed to serve the Emperor, low and weaken the foundations our Emperor has sought to create in this new world.

Thus, with this in mind, I request that my status as Outlaw and Exile be removed, so that I can continue my job in protecting the Council and the Empire, as I was created to do. I currently stand by my Lords side in Scarlene as is her work brings her here and her wisdom that my job can be continued by me guarding her in this land and not break the law to be by her side in Amlas.

Kazan Toshimoko
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Posted on: Jan 3 2018, 01:15 PM


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QUOTE(BBB @ Jan 3 2018, 12:48 PM) *
I entirely see what you're getting at but it really depends on the reason for being immune.

For instance the Elf should blasé the Pure Priest who has been hitting him with a Pure Spirit Weapon.
The same Priest if spirit formed should ignore said Elf.
The immovable Golem who feels no pain has no reason to react to weapon blows other than maybe a bit of disdain.

There are valid roleplay reasons to ignore blows.

For instance I tended to ignore all blows except from the person I was directly berserking against as Vayle because he did not feel pain and, by the same token he rarely bothered to heal himself unless someone else pointed out to him that he was wounded because he didn't feel pain / notice.

I try to always react to blows as any of my flesh and blood / Human characters (which is most of them!).

But that shouldn't degenerate into a tedious fighting style because that is one of those things that just takes the joy out of the game and can drag those around out of their immersion.

HOWEVER the point is Torrent doesn't make you immune to damage, you are being damaged and should roleplay that accordingly, even if the net OOC Mechanism is that you are not in any danger from the encounter you are being wounded.

BBB

This. A hundred times this. BBB, the voice of reason, behind you 100% on this topic fella.

Deal with the points app, not the system. This has been a problem on other issues and they went wrong. Punish the player, not the game.

If a player is fighting dangerously, their weapon skills should be taken away. If a player is fighting rubbish (no parries, etc) take away his defensive skills. Simples.

Immune to bruising is rubbish, but it doesn't need to go, it's a choice to have it or not.
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Abel
Posted on: Dec 21 2017, 11:57 PM


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Noyen Nopac Zu,

You too seek to disobey our beloved Emperor and walk with a Traitor? So readily do the Snake seek to cast off that which binds our world like the skin shed from past deeds *shakes head*, this alone dishonours you.

To the Ronin Yusaki,

You do not only dishonour yourself and your clan by refusing the command of our most Holy Emperor, you also spit on our way of life by choosing the path of Ronin, rather that the honourable choice of disagreeing with your Lord via Seppuku! Your dishonour stains not only you, but the entirety of your clan, seppuku is the only way to redeem such a horrific act. Even Yuurei-san understood this when he led the Crane Clan.

Your words and actions in the past become all in question and you take your traitorous path into the mists, with a sword that can damn the Lands created for us by the Fates and Dragons. You were Daimyo! A sacred duty given to you by your family and given to them by the Emperor.

I weep for your Clan and the dishonour it must face in your disgraceful actions. I implore of the Emperor and his Honour, in current climate that the role of Warlord of the Shadowlands be attended by someone of unimpeachable honour and vetted by none other than the Emperor himself, not given by a lowly traitor, to people in a clan that no longer holds any honour!

In sorrow and anger,

Sosen Oku
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Posted on: Dec 17 2017, 06:18 PM


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I'll be playing my Black warlock, Draconian. I'll either be circa 750 or just sub 1k, depending on threshold, happy with either smile.gif
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Posted on: Dec 16 2017, 10:55 PM


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You have a talent Ms Bee! Branden birthday, so I won’t be able to make it
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Posted on: Dec 13 2017, 11:22 PM


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Lord Naga Yusaki,

I asked you to do me the honour of using a sword the next time you attacked me, you nodded, said "okay" and left the room and this is the response? I thought better of you, truly I did.

In my first life I was a Samurai, I followed the Jade code diligently and while there were a few bumps in the road, that life ended on the tip of my enemies blade, the celestial emperor saw my service and was kind enough to elevate me to the status of the Kami of my Clan. I was free to do as I wished as long as my duty to Clan was fulfilled, this came to an end on the tip of my own Wakasashi after completing my life goal, marrying the beautiful Lady Dansu. Now in this life I am a construct of energy that will "do what must be done" to protect the Council of Jade, I can do no other. This is a long winded way of saying, in all my lives, I have served, and yet those that know me I yearn for the freedom to choose and be, live and love. But this is not my destiny and I accept this now, Toshi taught me at least this fact.

So I pondered your "judgement", and thought hard on it and I came to two conclusions. One: I obey your edict and leave the Land of Amlas, abandoning the duties I was created by the Fates to do or Two: I stay, disobeying your command and protect those that would stand with me. Seppuku is not an option for me any longer. While I pondered this, I watched those that mattered to me in all my lives, Ning-you, Riki, Yang-to, stand up and tell you NO! Standing shoulder to shoulder with me I defiance of your ill conceived notion that I am a danger to anyone but your ego. You stood impotent in the face of your greatest Enemy, unwilling to do you "Sacred Duty", because you were told not to. You tried and failed to even kill me and yet again when I stood before you, your "Sacred Duty" less important that another's command.

Then, when the dust had settled, I was allowed to go about my way, proven that I was no danger to our way of life and infact was doing all I could to protect those who would make it better, you work behind the scenes and file paperwork, with no backing, to outlaw and exile myself and all other Oni who are working for the betterment of our world (the treaty is doing just that, or do you disagree with the Emperors will on this?).

You also carry the sword that will destroy our lands, and will not give it up, you say for our protection, but I say it is for another reason, I remember a different Yusaki, one that worked with others in the world and for the betterment of it, but now I see a scared powermonger, clinging to power where he can get it, to further protect himself, this is not who you were, and to this I say: This sword has corrupted you Yusaki and you need to hand it over, your actions have proven you to be a danger to the lands of Amlas and beyond, Masaru, was correct. And even when people of greater power than you have asked you to give it to them for safe keeping, you still think yourself the best place for safety, it is using you and you will be the wielder of the sword that will destroy our lands and I cry out for the Emperor or his honour to take it from you before it is too late!

So I end this missive with this, Seeing as you are so beholden to masters rather than your "Sacred Duty", I will remind you of the Pacts you are bound to by our mutual Demonic Masters. You are beholden to not bring me harm nor to seek the cause me harm by circumventive measures. Your declaration on myself and all Oni is in complete violation of these pacts, as making me outlaw will inevitably cause me some form of harm, and as will outlawing all Oni, as should any seek refuge with me or my clan (as is their right in the terms of the Emperors Agreement), I will be forced to protected them from any seeking them harm, thus putting me in harms way. Therefore I suggest you rescind your "edict" and allow me to continue the duty set before me by the Fates. Not doing this is not an option for you as agreed in your pacts with our dark masters.

Toshimoko
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Posted on: Dec 12 2017, 05:38 PM


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A HEALER!!!!!! *Throws a mountain of scrolls in the dwarf's direction*
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Posted on: Dec 11 2017, 02:36 PM


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Hey guys,

Who's on?

I'm playing a Black Warlock, Draconian.
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Posted on: Dec 10 2017, 02:34 PM


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Had a wonderful day, Reds and crew did an amazing job! Party was awesome to see and play with. Looking forward to the next one smile.gif
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Amazing day, Miles and crew did a bang up job, party was amazing to play with. really looking forward to the next one!
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