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#485265 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 20 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

Thanks, Sephsekla. Things are finally starting to improve, I think, so hopefully I can start getting things back on track, maybe after this weekend, but I'm not sure yet.

 

I'll try to get an update posted as soon as I can. At least there's some interaction going on right now, though. :P Sorry again for the delays, everyone.




#485231 ZONE - Arrowfall ((Delving Too Deep))

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 15 July 2017 - 10:56 AM

Arrowfall was not unlike Rimegard in some respects, but on a much smaller and less grand level. The architecture was partially Imperial, but there were traces of the Northerner village that once use to lie underneath. Since walls were a necessity to an Achaean city in Northrim, Arrowfall had those - tall and sturdy - and the gates were watched by soldiers with eagle eyes ready to call out any signs of hostility from the Northmen.

A cool Northern wind often blew over the city, fluttering the banners bearing the city's stag emblem. Overall, the place looked rather humble: the buildings were mostly somewhat small and several looked somewhat poor, but scattered throughout the city rested several manors of rich Imperials, mostly younger sons looking to conquer themselves an area of land in Northrim and have their own small region to rule. Nearly all the buildings, however, were made of wood.

The city had recovered well from the attacks by the various necromancers and such and the invasion of undead after the plague curse, all things considered. To see the city now, one would not have guessed such a thing had happened at all... except for the impressive temple to Astra Aeterna that had now cropped up, serving also as a Templar stronghold.

---

When the adventurers arrived in the city, it was nightfall. The darkness set several of them on edge - namely Valya and Garandros - but at least the moon was in such a phase that it was almost invisible. There was no great pull from the Wolf that night.

Caiden, on the other hand, seemed agitated. He didn't say a word or look anyone in the eye as the group approached the best spot to make their plans: the nearest tavern.

It wasn't busy this time of night, at least not terribly. But the people within seemed tense, and they glanced at the group of strangers with suspicion - until they saw Venatori among them. The whispers picked up then, but no one directly addressed the group.

Everyone easily found a big table to gather around and discuss their plans. The map Agni had provided was laid out, and they saw their options:

-They could head directly toward the Edge and attempt to pass through the Immortal Wood
-They could head north through the wilderness and pass through Blekmyr Marsh
-They could attempt to find some other path

These were their options. Each had its dangers. But they would have to reach that X on the map somehow - and the sooner they dealt with the dangers of the Edge, the better off they would be.


#485224 Werewolf's Art

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 14 July 2017 - 12:24 PM

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Lye and Kye, the twin demon Princes of Pain. July sketch request from an Apex Predator tier Patreon supporter.




#485222 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 13 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

Sorry for the delays with my DM post. I'm essentially having to put everything on hold because my life is a whirlwind right now and has been since the first of the month, as a loved one has fallen seriously ill. Hopefully I'll be able to get a DM post up in the nearish future, but I can't make many promises right this minute. Thanks for your patience.




#485214 ZONE: The Rusty Axe

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 12 July 2017 - 06:16 AM

Holli snorted as she rather unsuccessfully tried to repress a laugh. "He's not really my partner. This"—she gestured between Lydus and herself—"is a temporary thing."

 

Drake gave a nod. "I hope so, for your sake," he replied rather simply.

 

"Oh, so that's why I haven't seen him around Greywatch lately" she replied to his comments regarding Caiden. "Well, any friend of Caiden is a friend of mine" she said with a smile, hoisting her unasked-for drink before taking a sip.

 

He smiled back. "Caiden's been a good friend of mine for years... I was hoping to find him again at some point, but I haven't had any luck yet."

 

"I've never been to Kemhet; is it nice?" she asked cheerily.

 

Drake shrugged. "I'd certainly say so. Their culture is just as ancient as Old Achaea, and there's a lot of rich history to be around... But if you go too far out of civilization, you'd better really like sand," he added a bit wryly.

 

Meanwhile, Yel served the food. Drake gave her a smile and his thanks, laying out a few more gold coins for the food. It was too many again, but he clearly didn't have plans to take any back.

 

The skinny Venator called out shortly thereafter, "There’s gotta be somethin’ else to eat here, right, wench?"

 

Drake growled slightly in his throat, but he said nothing, as the dwarf at least made a lame attempt to have him mind his manners.




#485167 Tales from the Rusty Axe (Now in Wulfgard!)

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 06 July 2017 - 02:33 PM

Don't look at me, I did it first and had a short story explaining it all beforehand! :P Guess I made a mistake in starting it, lol.




#485151 Tales from the Rusty Axe (Now in Wulfgard!)

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 06 July 2017 - 06:07 AM

Depends on the quality, but mostly just go with your gut. The cheap stuff would be several coppers, but less than one silver. I had decent drink and a meal cost two silvers in my latest campaign, so you could use that as a basis.

 

But really, it's not a big deal. I'm not an economics major, so I can't really tell you tons of details. :P




#485147 ZONE: The Rusty Axe

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 05 July 2017 - 07:49 PM

“An’ I thought nobs didn’t muck their boots with comm’ner mud an’ all that, but here we are.” Lydus huffed, turning to Yel as he approached.

 

"I muck my boots pretty often," Drake said, taking a healthy swig of his ale. "If the mud deserves it."

 

“Well that’s what I wanna know, girlie.” Lydus replied to Yel as he crossed his wiry arms. “What do ya got that’s cheap? I ain’t money-bags over here.” He grumbled, jerking a filthy thumb in Tom’s direction.

 

"There's some water in the horse trough outside," Drake interjected casually. "I hear that's free."




#485137 ZONE - Rimegard

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 04 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

The longship pulled into port, and Eydis quickly allowed everyone to disembark. Many of the vikings were already describing the strange river-monsters to various dockworkers, while others went about checking the ship for signs of damage. Eydis, however, strode up to the adventurers as they gathered their bearings again, some of them undoubtedly happy to be standing on stable ground once more.

 

"Thank you again for your generosity, my friends," said Eydis. "And you were quite impressive in battle. I leave you with my blessing, and may Freyja bless you as well. My men and I will be in the city for a few days before we set sail for Baldur's Fjord again. If I can be of any service in the meantime, don't hesitate to ask."

 

She then waved them farewell before returning to her ship and passing out some kind of orders to her crew. The adventurers, however, headed away from the port to take a look around in the city...

 

---

 

Ingi disembarked with the rest of the crew, but as the adventurers walked off, he quickly caught up to Huo and gently took hold of his arm.

 

"Please, my friend, hold a moment," he said, a strange hint of desperation in his voice. "Come, I want to speak with you before you disappear in the city."

 

He motioned for Huo to follow him, and Ingi led the way several paces aside from any activity, in a corner of the docks with some crates. The viking then turned to face Huo again, and it was only now that Huo realized how pale the man looked.

 

"You cannot know how pleased I am to have found you," Ingi said. "I've searched for someone with the Gift for nearly all my life - I was told I was mad... But it's true. You have it, don't you? The Gift... Magic? Please - you can be honest with me. I'm on your side. You already know this."

 

---

 

Everyone came into the city proper, though Caiden silently hung a ways back, by himself. As they left behind from the various ships and river boats and those who fussed over them, they realized the grandeur of the city. All around them, the architecture was strikingly new Imperial, buildings made of stone and wood - but, occasionally, they could certainly make out the influence of Nordling culture. So it was true, then, that Rimegard was a blend of Achaean and Northerner... at least as well as any Imperial city could be, as some animosity undoubtedly still hung in the air.

 

Some commoners on the street saw a few of their number - namely Valya - and either turned around and took another street, or else gave them a wide berth. Local watchmen patrolled dutifully, keeping good order - and, naturally, eying a few of them with suspicion, though they seemed to be getting mixed signals, as they were traveling with Imperial officials. They would get no small amount of scrutiny here, they had no doubt.

 

But, regardless of any amount of scrutiny or suspicion, they were free to go wherever they pleased within the city - or to simply leave and continue on their journey.




#485136 ZONE - Longship on the Rime

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 04 July 2017 - 05:47 PM

Everything on the longship steadily calmed down and resumed its previous serenity as they rowed onward, with Caiden and Valya now gladly taking the place of two of the vikings. Huo sewed up the gash torn in his robe, although it became bloodstained regardless, as he had done nothing to staunch the bleeding. Elnira found Mr. Whiskers before Korvarl did, no doubt frustrating him a bit - he had been hiding under the seat of a viking, throwing wary stares around the ship.

 

The remaining days on the river passed as peacefully as anyone could have pleased, with things remaining much the same as they had been when they left port. Everyone interacted little, except for the dwarves, and Ingi paced around nervously now and again, seeming to keep his eyes on everyone until Eydis told him to get over himself and take a seat again.

 

By night, there was little moonlight by which to see, as the moon steadily waned ever smaller... much to the relief of Valya and Garandros. Whenever darkness fell, however, the ship seemed on edge. Everyone spoke even less, and some of the adventurers - Caiden especially - went to the farthest corners they could find of the ship that already lacked in privacy, trying to interact as little as possible. Darkness brought out the worst in everyone - and Eydis and her vikings were always on high alert for any kind of ambush.

 

But none came. Their journey was blessed by good weather, with plenty of sun each day. And, soon enough, they rowed into the ports of the great Imperial city of Rimegard...

 

((Area transition: ZONE - Rimegard))




#485134 ZONE: The Rusty Axe

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 04 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

"You must have had all kinds of adventures, wandering like that."

 

Drake chuckled. "I've seen stuff like you wouldn't believe..." he started, only for someone to butt in.

 

“Yeah, him an’ me, both.” A new voice huffed from the door. Drake narrowed his eyes and made a slight face, though he didn't give the stranger the benefit of a half-second glance until a moment later. When he did, he saw the deep blue cloak, and it raised his theoretical hackles... but he gave no outward reaction.

 

"Oh, yeah, we've got so much in common," Drake muttered with a snort as he turned back to Yel, rolling his shoulders in a seemingly absent and innocent way that definitely drew attention to the size of him, before the man sauntered in...

 

Only for the skinny little scruff-creature to take a seat much too close to him. Drake fought a growl that tried to claw its way up his throat as he briefly cast his fiery gaze to the monster hunter, arching a brow.

 

“Bu’ I can see you're both very busy so I’ll leave you to it.” Lydus added, his grin turning mischievous.

 

"Great," Drake replied all too flatly, turning to Yel again.

 

“...Orrrr I’ll interrupt an’ ask for a drink. Lousy service.” The Venator murmured the last bit under his breath.

 

Drake didn't much care how quiet or not quiet that murmur was, as he remarked, "Might wanna watch your tongue, friend. I thought Venatori were supposed to be respectful."




#485130 Delving Too Deep OOC - Rules, Character List, and Chat

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 04 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

Expect a DM post within the next few days, to get us moving again, since interactions seemed to have basically stopped.




#485125 [NPC] Kye

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 04 July 2017 - 12:18 PM

Kye Vakurseth

 

Full Name: Kye Vakurseth
Aliases: Prince of Pain
 
Sex: Male
Race: Demon-kin (Unknown Human/Demon of Pain)
Birthplace: Spire of Agony, The Underworld
 
Affinity: Lightning
Deity: None in particular, mostly just fears all higher beings
Magic: Demonic
Faction: None (formerly Silent Messengers)
 
Talents: Martial Combat, Acrobatics, Subtlety, Forbidden Lore, Education (Demonic, Svartalfarien)
 
(NPC, attributes hidden)
 
Appearance:

Portrait_kye.png

 

Being a demon-kin of Pain, Kye has many prominent demonic features: wings, a spearheaded tail, two pairs of dark horns (a relatively short pair on his forehead and a longer pair atop his head), bright violet eyes, long upper and lower fangs, pointed ears, and black hair with a deep purple tint. He is able to hide these features at will, although they will reappear if something breaks his rather fragile concentration. But even with these monstrous attributes, Kye can nonetheless be summed up as tall, dark, and handsome, particularly as he stands almost six feet, four inches. His face is clean-shaven and well chiseled, with high cheekbones and strong but typical ‘pretty-boy’ features. When in his human disguise, Kye takes up bright blue eyes and raven black hair.

 
Kye's outfit suits his demonic features well, for his appearance can be summed up as "spiky." His predominantly black, sleeveless leather armor closely fits his lean and muscular physique, and it leaves his upper back bare to allow his wings to spread freely - which reveals countless whip scars crisscrossing his entire back, as well as a glimpse of a large rune carved there. His armor bears numerous steel spikes on both his gauntlets and his one shoulder pauldron on his left side. Lastly, his strangest piece of equipment is the heavy, spiked gauntlet upon his left arm, which tips his fingers with very long claws. A bandoleer of numerous throwing knives crosses his chest, extending from his pauldron, and upon his belt hangs a Parsansharian scimitar. He is armed to the teeth with various blades - some of which are not visible until he draws them to strike.
 
Inventory:
  • Kye's armor
  • 1 deepsilver/deepgold scimitar
  • 4 steel throwing daggers
  • 2 steel daggers
  • Ale and rations
 
Biography: Biography not yet unlocked.
 
Campaign History:
  • Quite a bit of free-roaming since midway through Errant, including a few quests with "Team Drake" (later "Team Caiden")
  • Veritshire: The Changing of the Guard
  • Chasing Shadows
 
Relationships:
  • Marcus Capulet (close friend)
  • Neitha Ardet (close friend)
  • Tom Drake (close friend)
  • Caiden Voros (close friend)
  • Percula Saffron (friend)
  • Sarael Raia (friend)
 
Currency: Not much



#485102 [NPC] Tom Drake

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 03 July 2017 - 10:05 AM

Tom Drake

 

Full Name: Thomas Vincentius Draconius
Aliases: Tom, Drake, Tommy, Vincent, The Demon Slayer, the Beast of Illikon, assorted unflattering names
 
Sex: Male
Race: Werewolf (Half Achaean, half Nordling)
Birthplace: Rimegard, Northern Empire
 
Affinity: Fire
Deity: Athena
Faction: None
 
Talents: Noble Combat, Charisma, Intimidation, Education (Old Achaean/High Imperial, Common Imperial, Northrim, [some] Draconic), Acrobatics
 
(NPC, attributes hidden)
 
Appearance:

Portrait_tom_drake.png
 
Six feet, two inches tall, with broad shoulders, a lean but muscular and toned physique, and a very handsome face to match, Drake makes an excellent ‘knight in shining armor’ – at least in the physical sense. He has an aquiline nose, high cheekbones, and dark, low-set eyebrows that accentuate his slim eyes. His dark brown hair is short-cropped and spiked back, and his eyes are absurdly bright - they are green with distinct yellow about his pupils. A deep scar is cut into his left forehead, extending upwards a short ways to interrupt his hairline.
 
Tom's combat armor shows off his physique, as it is modeled after that of an ancient Achaean hoplite: his breastplate is sleeveless and form-fitting, bearing the design of a muscular chest, as well as the golden Imperial crown flanked by a pair of his blood red heraldic dragons. He is rarely seen without his dual, matching swords sheathed in an X across his back, and he always wears his amulet and ring. His ring is a steel band inlaid with obsidian, and his amulet is a small, silvery heraldic dragon, which he wears upon a leather cord about his neck.
 
Werewolf Form: Tom's werewolf form has predominantly pitch black fur. He has some crimson red mixed in, as well as just a few dark brown streaks, the color of his hair, and he has a single small, narrow patch of white in the center of his chest. His claws are white, and his huge fangs are even whiter, standing out against the solid black fur of his face along with his bright yellow eyes. His werewolf form is positively enormous, easily one of the largest werewolves ever to be seen.
 
Inventory:
  • Drake's armor
  • Drake's helmet
  • Red traveling cloak
  • Black cloth, sometimes uses it as face mask
  • Deepsilver dragon amulet (leather cord)
  • 2 swords (steel)
  • Dagger (steel) on belt
  • Dagger (steel) in boot
  • Meat jerky
  • Water
OTHER POSSESSIONS: Ghost (black stallion), technically also a manor in Illikon and the entire city of Dragon's Lair and region around it
 
Biography: Not yet unlocked, but some info is available at large. For instance, he bears the title Demon Slayer for his heroism during a mage cult incident in Illikon and singlehandedly slaying a demon they summoned. He is widely known as one of the best warriors in the Northwestern Empire - although he is a bastard who was adopted into his uncle's family and made a knight. Tom is the only male heir to the Draconius house, but he is a spitfire, temperamental, rebellious individual. Many see him unfit for knighthood, in spite of his numerous other, good qualities.
 
During an in-game quest, it was discovered by a handful of players that Drake has lycanthropy. Keeping his curse a secret, Tom left Illikon in search of a way to control or reverse his transformations, as he does not want to harm others. After traveling with some friends for a long while, he eventually parted ways with them to keep them safe.
 
Biography not yet fully unlocked.
 
 
Campaign History:
  • Free-roam starting from Illikon ("Team Drake"), including quests such as "The Beast of Illikon" (in which he, essentially, starred) and "The Mansion Mystery"
  • Veritshire: The Changing of the Guard
 
Relationships:
  • Caiden Voros (close friend)
  • Kye (close friend)
  • Marcus Capulet (close friend)
  • Neitha Ardet (friend)
  • Percula Saffron (tasty friend)
 
Currency: A lot

 

(link to Tom's official Wulfgard Wiki article; note that, as Errant runs on a different canon, not everything here is applicable to him in Errant and vice-versa - but, regardless, this is also a very good reference for his character)




#485096 Tales from the Rusty Axe (Now in Wulfgard!)

Posted by Maverick-Werewolf on 03 July 2017 - 06:38 AM

Or you could just go ahead and start it...

 

:3

 

I say maybe you should put it in Stonebridge. It's a nice place, and it's right on the road, so they'd get lots of travelers. Just a thought. There's also a friendly stone troll who lives under the bridge there, so it's a fun little town. :P