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    Vasorn, the World Under Dragonfire

    Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like everyone to please put their character name, race, and class in the subject of their posts so we don't have to go running back to the rogue's gallery all the time to see who everyone is.

    Also, I'd like speech to be in "quotes," thoughts to be in italics, and actions to be between *asterisks.* If you want to use different colors for that, that's fine, but they must be light enough for me to see. When in doubt, go lighter.

    Heroes of Vasorn
    Paxus Asclepius - Grim "Shadowman" Daergal - N Male Svirfneblin 3/ Rogue 3/ Illusionist 5
    Keia - Zykovian Sarellion - N Male Psionic [3] Half-Dragon Sapphire [4] Rogue 2/ Fighter 2 [Type: Dragon, Human Base]
    Velmont - Gortag Barrik - N Male Orc Figther 10/ Barbarian 1
    Dark Nemesis - Alyshia Raĺnier - CN Female Drow [2] Rogue 3/ Wizard 5/ Arcane Trickster 1
    Zerth - Zass'sk - LN Male Lizardfolk 2/ Monk 8
    Nac Mac Feegle - Eleth Shadowfall - CG Male Shadow Elf Ranger 5/Dragonstalker 4

    Out of Character Thread
    Rogue's Gallery.

    Occasionally I will be using speech in another language that perhaps everyone in that scene doesn't know. When I do so I will using spoiler tags, so it will be something like this, draconic "The dragons are coming!" and only those in the scene that speak Draconic would be able to highlight that. Also, if a PC is getting private information, I'll put that in spoilers too. Please look for [OOC] information at the ends of posts before highlighting anything.

    At the ends of my posts I'll be using [OOC] information to tell you how much damage you've taken or other things like that. You can use [OOC] at the ends of your own posts to emphasize your use of skills.
    [OOC] Diplomacy check +20 to calm him down.
    Also when we're in combat, please put your total modifiers to hit, along with your potential damage as well.
    [OOC] That's +15 to hit with my longsword and 1d8+9 damage.
    Also put anything else of OOC relevance down there as well, though save the questions and comments for the OOC thread.

    And now, the story...

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Some of you have lived in darkness all your life. Some have only come here a few years ago. But however you've come to be here, you know certain things, rules, laws, customs, and all their purposes. Some have direct experience with the dragon's laws, the rest have had them seared into memory by vivid recitations from those rescued in Cagebreaks.

    The Laws of the Dragons

    To touch a dragon in anger or hate is death

    To disobey the will of a dragon is death

    A dragon holds the power of life and death over all other races

    To plot against dragons is death

    No one of the lesser races shall be taught magic, the penalty for doing so it death

    No one of the lesser races shall be taught the use of weapons of war, aside from the few judged trustworthy [These "trustworthy" generally are arena slaves or monster hunters.]

    To steal from a dragon is death

    To seek the power from the dead gods is death

    ~~~

    The laws are simple and brutal, and few have escaped from under the dragon's claws. It was the Underdark and the Underwave that remain the least conquered and most organized, and it is here, in the living darkness that you have all made your stand. There are ample reasons to hate the dragons, for stealing your freedom, homes, or very lives. Long ago the races of the Underdark lived in eternal strife and cruelty, but no more. Their cruelty reserved for dragonkind, their strife turned toward their captors and "masters," the Underdark kin have become a force to be reckoned with. Here too there were laws, but for most they are the kinds of laws that anyone wanting revenge would readily follow.

    The Laws of the Underdark

    We seek the downfall of the dragons and will use any way to do it

    All that come to us seeking the downfall of the dragons with honest intent are welcomed

    Those that succor our dragon captors will be treated the same as them

    Each shall work according to their skills, for there are no idle hands in this war

    ~~~

    The laws are simple, allowing for a great deal of personal freedom. While there are still remnants of the shattered nobility, most leaders nowadays are those that have been tested in the Dragonwar. However, some pieces of the old culture still survive.

    When the gods died, their bodies fell to earth in the form of stone. While the matriarchal, priestess-dominated backbone of the drow culture was shattered, after a while some of the priestess found the pieces of body of Lolth and were able to regain a measure of their power. While they no longer dominate the drow culture, they are some of the few that hold any divine magic. Thus their power today is far more based on their own powers and abilities than tradition and tyranny.

    You now all reside in the "city" of Tarsendak. While not numbering above a thousand and not having a single permanent building, it is considered the capital of the Underdark resistance. Some of the most powerful wizards reside here, as well as many of the most experience Cagebreaker teams.

    Shadowman, you've been called up by Dessa, the senior Cagebreaker. A duegar woman with an outlook almost as grim as your own, she books no nonsense in any of her team. Not typically, she starts heading for the tent you know contains most of the drow priestess. Normally the Cagebreakers don't get a lot of support from the priestess, as they're too rare to risk in the dangerous Cagebreaks.

    Elaugaugein, you and Ishamael were called before Kialarakrey, Lolth's High Priestess, not more than an hour ago. While Ishmael is a relative newcomer, he has proved his desire many times over to get revenge on the dragons. Another came with him, an orc by the name of Gortag, a former arena slave whose great strength has been a welcome addition to the resistance. A messenger came for the orc not ten minutes ago, directing him to the priestess' tent.

    Durlp, while you don't often partake of the amenities offered by the resistance's cities, you do often do work for them. A message left in the usual place requests your presence for a job. Curiously enough, it is the priestess who wants a meeting, not the Cagebreakers.

    Inside the priestess' tent is a very different world. Hung with spiderweb tapestries and carpeted by woven mats, it shows a much higher degree of luxury than nearly any other place in the city. As you all enter, one of the acolytes fetches pillows for you to sit on and passes around goblets and a light, spicy drink called vul. Wine and beer both require either large set-ups or a great deal of time to age properly, and vul requires neither. Slightly alcoholic, it is an acquired taste but one that most drink with enthusiasm.

    A large black spider sits in a spun web in the corner. You all know better than to touch it; while its bite might not be fatal, it would be uncomfortable and bring the wrath of the priestesses down on your head. As you sit and sip, Dessa pulls a map out of her map case and spreads it out on the floor, speaking half to herself she points to several places.

    "I heard rumor going around that there was going to be a Cagebreak soon. The Darkstone mines are about to break to a new lower level so it's a good time to hit the upper levels. They always are expecting attacks at the lower levels so this will shake them up quite a bit. Only reason I can think that the priestess wants all of you here is that she's had some divine information that our spies haven't gotten yet. I hope that's the case, I hate to be surprised," she mutters.
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    "Finally a chance for vengeance." say the voice of Gortag through the helmet of his draconic armor.
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    Grim Daergal, Svirfneblin rogue/illusionist

    Quote Originally Posted by Velmont
    "Finally a chance for vengeance." say the voice of Gortag through the helmet of his draconic armor.
    A gray figure you had mistaken for part of the tent wall speaks. "Every day is a chance for vengeance. Take every chance you get."
    "What do you want?"
    "I want to get the hell out of here!"
    "Oh, I'm sorry, we're fresh out of that. I'm afraid all we have left is untimely death!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxus Asclepius
    A gray figure you had mistaken for part of the tent wall speaks. "Every day is a chance for vengeance. Take every chance you get."
    The helmet move quickly in the direction of the voice, and the hand of Gortag move on the shaft of his axe.

    "I don't see how I can have vengeance on those who kill my tribe by waiting here."
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    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

    "Experience is that great thing that allow you to see a mistake when you do it again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velmont
    The helmet move quickly in the direction of the voice, and the hand of Gortag move on the shaft of his axe.

    "I don't see how I can have vengeance on those who kill my tribe by waiting here."
    "You do not leave the city? That would complicate things. I see, then, that this will be a rare opportunity for you. I hope it shall not be spoiled by too many deaths."
    "What do you want?"
    "I want to get the hell out of here!"
    "Oh, I'm sorry, we're fresh out of that. I'm afraid all we have left is untimely death!"

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    "I have given a hand to some fight in the underdark, but the one I want to see death is on the surface"
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    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

    "Experience is that great thing that allow you to see a mistake when you do it again."

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    Durlp, Gnome Wererat Cavewalker

    The wild, mangy, gray half-rat nibbles away at is mushroom stalk. Crumbs spill all over his pudgy gut and he eagerly laps them up with his long tongue. His four-foot long, pink tail is flopped over one of the finer rugs.

    "Upper, lower, makes no difference," he finally says in a nasal, rapid voice devoid of manners, "you needs to get somewhere so they called for Durlp. But you want to fight scaled ones? Heh...that suicide."

    A bit of mushroom stalk breaks off and tumbles toward the floor. Durlp snatches it out of the air and flicks into his waiting mouth. He waggles a finger at the gathered Cagebreakers and narrows one beady red eye, "That's right. Suicidal you are, fighting them dragons. *snap chomp* Take from the fringes, kill one's that wander off and you stays alive. *slurrrrrp* So I says."

    Finishing his treat, Durlp takes a long drag from his vul. Splashes of it dribble down his front which he promply licks up. Nothing wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velenne
    The wild, mangy, gray half-rat nibbles away at is mushroom stalk. Crumbs spill all over his pudgy gut and he eagerly laps them up with his long tongue. His four-foot long, pink tail is flopped over one of the finer rugs.

    "Upper, lower, makes no difference," he finally says in a nasal, rapid voice devoid of manners, "you needs to get somewhere so they called for Durlp. But you want to fight scaled ones? Heh...that suicide."

    A bit of mushroom stalk breaks off and tumbles toward the floor. Durlp snatches it out of the air and flicks into his waiting mouth. He waggles a finger at the gathered Cagebreakers and narrows one beady red eye, "That's right. Suicidal you are, fighting them dragons. *snap chomp* Take from the fringes, kill one's that wander off and you stays alive. *slurrrrrp* So I says."

    Finishing his treat, Durlp takes a long drag from his vul. Splashes of it dribble down his front which he promply licks up. Nothing wasted.
    "To fight them on an open field is suicide, yes, but our kind have never favored such a foolish style of battle. We harry, we strike from the shadows, we steal their servants and hoards while they chase smoke and mirrors."
    "What do you want?"
    "I want to get the hell out of here!"
    "Oh, I'm sorry, we're fresh out of that. I'm afraid all we have left is untimely death!"

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    "Hide in your corner if it is what you like to do, but those wyrms have killed my tribe, and it would be a shame for me to die here, hidden in these tunnels. I must avenge them, or be killed while trying if I want to have an honoring death. But for now, that chance havn't come... yet!"
    Characters
    Jarel-karn - Genasi Swordmage 12 [L4W]
    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

    "Experience is that great thing that allow you to see a mistake when you do it again."

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