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Old 02-12-2005, 04:42 AM   #41
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Actually, Red, Drago does have some magic but its all fairly minor, a couple of illusions, some fog, throughing people against walls, that sort of thing. He has a couple of defensive spells as well and a lot more to do with forging weapons and making metals.

I'm actually a little fuzzy on the status of magic in this timeline, is it still all "locked up"?


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Old 02-12-2005, 10:10 AM   #42
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No, actually. In the very first test (beginning of PtH 2) the group killed a creature called Caloslocke by destroying a crystal powering it. Breaking the crystal ("Orthaeur") did something to affect the binding of magic in this dimension.

I never specified what clearly, since I never talked it out with Deac but alot of old magic powers/forces were awakened. The process is presumably still taking place, and more and more old magic should be unbound as the galaxy progresses towards its end.

Incidentally, I'd appreciate Deac's input on this. Hint hint Deac?

(BTW, this only applies to Mrearan magic, which is somewhat different from Aether magic, which is the type my characters generally use.)


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Old 02-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #43
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Thats what I thought, thats why Drago has been using his majic a tiny bit, i.e. against the Drake on Midgard.


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Old 02-13-2005, 01:02 PM   #44
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Red: Write matt up as kidnap fodder.


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 02-13-2005, 02:45 PM   #45
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Woot!

Any other takers? ^^


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Old 02-15-2005, 08:12 AM   #46
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:24 AM   #47
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*Shrugs*

(Actually I was just wondering if Deac would say anything at this point, which doesn't look good at this point )


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Old 02-21-2005, 01:31 PM   #49
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As the barriers between the worlds begin to break as Ragnarok approaches, magic will indeed be released. People with magical traits will start showing its effects, if only mildly.

And as for the Kidnapping...Gortick.


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Old 02-21-2005, 07:46 PM   #50
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Sorry guys, I was unexpectedly busy for the past few days. Will post tomorrow.

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Old 03-15-2005, 02:38 AM   #51
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((The fog means nothing to the attackers. They can see through it as if it wasn't there.

No Jedi can sense and dodge that many blaster bolts, let alone deflect them all. Plus, Sir-vin has no idea how to deflect these bolts. They aren't like SW stun-bolts. They're a combination of heat and magical energy.

Plus, the bolts don't "go off" until they hit a living being. Normally I'd say that they couldn't be blocked by the Force at all, except Deac had Gortick do it, so I'm going with they can be slowed by the Force.

Finally no Jedi could concentrate on that many things at once. Illusion + sense + deflect...especially at that tiny scale, "aiming" Force ripples at a ton of blaster bolts?

Sir-vin turned his back on a highly skilled opponent and concentrated too much on attacking another highly skilled opponent...with ineffective attacks. That's why he got dropped.))



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Old 03-15-2005, 11:47 AM   #52
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[The idea was that Gortick was holding them all in place away from him with the force, but eventually their combined energy became too much for him. Don't forget Gortick was hidden from his father for a reason]


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Old 03-15-2005, 03:14 PM   #53
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((I got that, Deac, and I'm okay with it. It seemed like a reasonable thing for him to do. But Sir-vin is ten times as powerful/skilled as the entire rest of the group if he could pull off that trick he just did, which is the only reason I'm arguing with it. I don't mind you guys ad-libbing with "my" stuff if it's not going to be important ))


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Old 03-15-2005, 04:22 PM   #54
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((I really shouldn't comment on this but, well actually I don't need to. Scar likes his characters to be more powerful than anyone else's and get away with everything. I refer you to numerous examples.))


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Old 03-15-2005, 04:55 PM   #55
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[I thought that the objective here was that all these guys were kidnapped anyway. Isn't that what we signed them up for?]


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Old 03-15-2005, 06:56 PM   #56
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Sir-vin isn't up for kidnapping, just Gortick, Matt, and Aidan.

I should explain that Scar posted the previous because we had an argument on AIM. He wanted me to edit my last post requiring more than three of the attackers to have to join forces to take out Sir-vin, and that it should be difficult and time-consuming. Never mind that the attackers are basically Jedi-equivalent and have a turf/surprise advantage. I said I didn't think it needed editing. Obviously he disagreed.

Edit: ...okay, what I SHOULD be doing is talking about this in the discussion thread. *moves posts* XD


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Old 03-15-2005, 07:45 PM   #57
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((I really shouldn't comment on this but, well actually I don't need to. Scar likes his characters to be more powerful than anyone else's and get away with everything. I refer you to numerous examples.))
so, do you.

the mere thing that i desired for my character to not be knocked out for a while.

and i disliked red's blunt choice of wording.
he protrayed my character to be 'dropped'
in which i presume when a character is 'dropped' is from going from performing an action to flat out uncompasitated (spelling) in an instant.

true it was made fact that i had able time to reply between red's two actions, but i still believe it was unnessesary.

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Old 03-15-2005, 08:22 PM   #58
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so, do you.

the mere thing that i desired for my character to not be knocked out for a while.

and i disliked red's blunt choice of wording.
he protrayed my character to be 'dropped'
in which i presume when a character is 'dropped' is from going from performing an action to flat out uncompasitated (spelling) in an instant.

true it was made fact that i had able time to reply between red's two actions, but i still believe it was unnessesary.
It's "incapacitated". And that's what being stunned would entail.

I don't see the problem with what I posted. It's what I would expect to happen to one of my characters if they performed actions as reckless as that. In fact, with my three "good" characters present in this scene I:

1) "Dropped" Aidan within seconds of the attackers' arrival with a bolt between his shoulders.
2) Covered K'Warra with snakes and poisoned him.
3) Had Guy eaten by the beach, nearly suffocating him.

While Sir-vin got away with being in a hail of fire for quite a large chunk of that thirty seconds without being hit, a remarkable feat for anyone considering the skill of the attackers and the fact that you can't deflect these (or any) stunbolts with a lightsaber. (Or the Force.) Plus, his abysmal tactics; trying to sneak in a circle around someone who can see you clearly, with no cover. Turning his back on an attacker to play telekinesis tug-of-war with another skilled attacker carrying another stun-blaster. Genius!


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Old 03-16-2005, 02:16 PM   #59
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*narrows his eyes at redwing.*

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*looks back*

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Old 03-16-2005, 07:08 PM   #60
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Scar, thats a pathetic and childish post. Red has made a serious point. This comes back to your need to have your super powerful characters. You seem to think that all your characters should be as powerful as everyone else' most powerful characters, regardless of age, type or anything else.

Example:

My most powerful combat character is just under fifty and a Jedi trained from birth, in secret. Despite his power he has almost no mind influencing abilities and only moderate healing abilities.

My next most powerful character is a 200,000 year old warrior biologically in his 20's

After that I have the son of my first character who has diverted most of his adult life to combat training and war and as a result lacks many other important skills.

All I ever see from your characters is out of universe super power after super power. If memory serves Sir Vin is a barely trained Jedi in his early 20's who's spent most of his life hidden away with some exiled Jedi.

Of my Jedi characters one is down, basically sucker puched, and the other is just holding his own against two attackers.

This situation reminds me very much of Behomoth on my Flag Ship.


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Old 03-17-2005, 02:31 PM   #61
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I gotta agree with BD and Redwing here, simply because he's just woken up from a coma and is probably still weak.


Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.

So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.


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Old 03-17-2005, 03:16 PM   #62
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Hate to cut in on this discussion... but I'll be gone for a while... make sure my characters stay in this thing... JM, if you're not going anywhere, feel free to take control of any or all of my characters in the various RPGs I have going.


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Old 05-11-2005, 10:54 AM   #63
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For anybody interested, here's a pretty good picture of Anakin's arm.

Anakin's arm


Tanara will make a similar glove for herself... once this gets going again.


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Old 05-19-2005, 05:53 PM   #64
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Yeah... about the no posting thing... in case anyone's wondering... next week is my college finals week. And since I have several art classes, that means final projects, which I have been dealing with over the past week... so I have very little time for posting. Right now is one of my rare moments of free time, but I'm too exhausted from going being dragged to the midnight Revenge of the Sith showing and having two morning classes. So I'm posting this excuse. XD

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I'm having a high school graduation party tomorrow, another party of the same type on Sat night, another on 27, graduating 28, 2 or 3 parties on 29... On top of that, I just finished my first semester of college (yes, got an early start), but that doesn't count for much since I was only taking 2 classes and only 1 had a final, but that's done and I got a B in that class!

I'm glad to have it all over, but I'm looking forward to next year also... BRING IT ON!!!


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Old 05-19-2005, 11:53 PM   #66
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Life has been a little difficutlt but hopefully I'll be able to post soon (I hope)


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Old 06-03-2005, 05:34 AM   #67
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Yay! Free time! =)

Granted, I'm gonna be spending alot of time looking for a job, but still... I have posty time!

Now, if everyone else is slightly un-busy... maybe we can get moving again... XD


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Old 06-03-2005, 07:03 AM   #68
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not so busy, but i'd rather if cantina was moving...

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holy freakin' crap...

two weeks of postage gone. just when we were getting active.

Frankly I'm not going to try and post at the moment, because I suspect that if the missing thread data IS recovered it might overwrite anything new we post... and I don't want to risk more confusion if it isn't necessary >.>

Maybe this will give Deac a chance to show up again


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well luckily I could post a summary of those two weeks if we need it.

While we wait and see if the missing posts are recovered I don't see any harm in discussing things. Like if BD's characters are going to rejoin the group (which I don't see as a problem). What is going to happen to Carcern (or however you spell it), and the thread in general.


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Well here's the problem as I see it. Hal and Allessa are too proud to give any ground and the Aesir are the same. Regardles of degree lets be honest, both groups have handed out insults, on purpose and otherwise. I do have a really good idea of how to mend that rift, or at least have Hal extend a hand of friendship but it relies on the group getting to Tarsis and being out of contact of with Hal for the time skip.

About Tarsis, Orthos lost a leg, that electronic replacement will fail just about as soon as the group touches down. I'm sure it could be worked around but I thought I'd mention it now.


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I don't know if you read this BD before the forum went to hell:

As far as Hal and Allessa being to proud, I can see that in there characters, however they are suppose to be Hero (correct?). And it doesn't make sense for a hero to leave the fate of the galaxy in hands of people he believes to be morally corrupt. Then we have Matt. By leaving the group Hal is condeming Matt to either be killed, or be trained by a moronic wanna be Jedi that has already screwed up Matts initial training (Scar: This is how Hal sees Sir Vin so dont' yell at me).

As far as Bridges being burned that is only true for Drago (his parting comment did the trick), not for Hal or Allessa. As far as Heimdall is concerned Hal went back to his people to arrange a few things and will be returning. Heimdall isn't going to be making Hal ask to be let in (Svafa would but that is Svafa ). I don't see this being a problem:

Heimdall: Rejoining the Group?

Hal: yup

In the past that wouldn't necessarily be true but seeing your sisters and brothers die horrible deaths does effect a person (even an Aesir). Of course these are your characters and if you want them out then it is your choice. I just know that they can come back. Either way I'm thinking about brining in a race I introduced in Cantina that would help your legions.

Also I'm curious to to hear this idea of how you plan on closing the rift between them.


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Well, okay, I think I misread some of your characters. About the rift in general. Remember that sword Flax had sent to Odin? Its still knocking around and, if the group does go to Tarsis Vidar will need that sword. Mainly because by that point Aesirean weapons will be worth about a much a chocolate swords.

You remember that light that eminated from Hal's sword? Well thats going to be happening more and very shortly its going to start doing some very interesting things to those Sith.

So basically Hal will say:

"My father was going to give this to his friend and ally, what should I do with it?"


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When you say Aesirian weapons I assume you are referring to their more hightech weapons, and not their swords, axes, spears etc..

And what will this sword of Hal's do to the Sith? I do hope you realize that it will be essentially impossible for Hal and his legions to defeat the Sith assuming that Loki sends the Sith after them and not some of his other minions.

And another question/comment for you about the armor the legions wear (well namely their shields). I am assuming that they use the wooden shields only when fighting others who also use archaic weapons (aka swords, arrows). Since those shields would obvisously be useless with the advance weapons seen in Cantina.

Now why Bronze? and did you have another question about Aesirian armor?


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Old 07-10-2005, 01:35 AM   #75
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So BD, just how does this no-technology-working-on-Tarsis rule work, anyway? Out of curiosity...

You may have explained before, but I can't quite remember. :x


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Well Red I don't know how it works, because I can't land any scientists there to find out, because none of their equipment works.

Basically anything that is electrical/nuclear dosen't work. I'm saying this as a blanket rule becuase otherwise we'd end up with the odd exception here and there and pretty soon the group would be going there all kitted out with no probelms.

Machineary works, like steam power, or firearms. The reason the Agamari don't use them is a little complex but here it is in brief. Tarsians seem to have a cultural blind spot, they can't invent things, but they can copy things or improve things.

The Agamari consider it their sacred duty to try and eliminate the Tarsians, they believe that doing so will eliminate the anti-tech mojo, maybe. Now the first ship that landed obviously came all teched up, then all the tech stopped working and the crew had to fight the naked savages with swords, mainly they just had to deal with pointy sticks.

Some of them got killed and dragged away, of the twlve in the survey team four survived and were eventually picked up by a very skilled and intelligant pilot, who just got his ship out in time.

The next team went in rapid insertion style all kitted out in archaic armour and stuff. They faced Tarsians with iron tipped spears, beat them back then were picked up at the end of their scouting mission.

The next group faced a roughly organised battle line, the next a shield wall, the next an organised battle line with spears covering slingers, the next mounted troops. You get the picture. Needless to say you don't want to introduce firearms into the mix and certainly not rifles.

So anything the group has that post dates about 1300 techwise will get confiscated, they'll get it back but not until the end of their stay.

Needless to say the Tarsians aren't human, exactly what they are I'd like to keep under wraps.

This is all very vague as the whole thing is now shrouded in legend.

About the armour. I feel no need to really explain in great detail how the Agamari fight on a Star Wars battlefield because the answer is more or less the same as everyone else. They all carry short swords and certain units of Houseguards engage in hand to hand with axes or swords fully armoured.

About fighting the Sith, if I understand correctly their bodies are basically alive, right? Then you kill them and the magic more or less re-asembles the body and they come back to life. While the body is "dead" i.e. missing a head it can't do anything.

So given that the more serious the injury the longer it takes for the body to reasemble what if, during that time I were to do one of the following:

Stick the head on a spike

Ram a stake through the heart

Cut the head off and stick it in a box

burn the body to ashes?

As far as I have seen the magic always tries to reasemble the body, but what if I make that physically impossible?

Like the guy in the ice, the magic kept bringing him back to life, then he died again.

Answer that for me, then we can talk about what the swords do.


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BD: If I'm correct you said there was something like a dampening field on the planet, which would shut down after the completion of the quest? At least those were your original plans for the planet.

Since I'm interested: Why are the Agamari so dedicated to eliminating the Tarsians? and given the circumstances why even bother with Tarsis in the first place?

Now on to the Sith.

Currently when a Sith dies after about five minutes the body will regenerate slightly disfigured (No matter what though the disfigurement will never reach the point where the Sith is useless). Now how the body regenerates is dependent on the way the Sith died. Some examples:

A broken neck would simply repair itself and probably result in the head being at a slight tilt.

A missing limb (say from incineration, like what would happen in a nuclear blast) will grow back. If the body is turned to ash, the largest particale would be the one to regrow the body, if every particle is the same then it is random.

A missing limb close to the largest part of the body will reattach itself to the body.

A missing limb that is far away or is blocked from reattaching will turn to ash and the body will regrow that piece. Something else to note the ash is poisonous and very deadly if inhaled.

A stake through the heart would be ejected at high velocity hopefully at the person who put the stake in the heart.

Now if you were paying attention (you get a cookie) you will notice I said currently before going into those examples. As Hel's power grows and she is able to bring back other races (Heloki, Fenris Brood, Jotuns). The time that it takes a body to regenerate will decrease until it seems almost like nothing happened.

An example of this: A turbolaser blast hits a sith completely incinerating the body. An eyeblink later the Sith is back.

And there is another tidbit that the Aesir don't know, Hel's gaining power faster then they believed she would. In conclusion Loki's army is designed to be unbeatable, (purely so the galaxy can be destroyed in the time limit), the "good guys" may enjoy success for a time, but that will be a very short period of time.


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Admiral I've just looked back through the last thread and I see no reference to a "dampening field" or it being "shut off."

About the swords: I've posted out these ultra sharp, light and indestructable swords before. However, with the re-emergance of magic they take on other properties. When faced with a "magical" enemy they glow blue, lose weight and cause burns when they touch flesh. The burn is proportional to the wound. So a cut will blister, a severed limb will probably burn a bit more of the limb off and a death blow will cause the body to explode in spectacular fashion.


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could have sworn you said that, oops.

Now about those swords. Keep in mind that while the Futhark shares many similarities to magic it is not in fact magic. However, if you mean that the swords glow blue etc (Did you take that from Lord of the Rings by any chance?) when they encounter unnatural beings there wont' be a problem.

I'm still curious about why the Agamari are so interested in Tarsis? And why are they so against the natives?
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Yeah Admiral, I'm cribbing, and its going to get worse. Wait until we get to Tol Dura, the great Fortress built across the Dura Pass.

Its interesting you should mention the Futhark, since the name for the written Agamarian language is Furthork and runes in that language are often eteched into the blades, mirrored on both faces. Another thing which I've been toying with for Tarsis and which I have now decided to implement is having the Force "fuzzed out" That is it's still there but its almost untouchable. I decided on this a while back because I think the light/dark side barrier needs to be blurred there for some of the stuff I have planned.


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