(IR) The 3rd IR, Turn 3 (thread 2)

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Kalanyr

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I put these up earlier but I don't know if you saw them so:


I am assuming no further actions can be taken this Turn by anyone. Am I correct?

Also can a races alignment be altered by 10th level magic? (In this case the races are those under my control can this be done?)
 

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Edena_of_Neith

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Kalanyr, you could take non-combat actions this Turn still.
So could Forsaken One and Festy Dog.

10th level magic will allow you to, over the space of an entire Turn, alter the alignment of one nation or group of people, yes.

For instance, the drow of the Under-Oerth count as a group of people, as do the Formians of the Hive Cluster.
Furyondy would count as one nation.

However, the Drow of the Underdark are bigger than a group of people, and the Kevellond League is bigger than Furyondy.

You could alter one nation or group of beings per Turn. Not more than one. (Consider the magnitude of just converting one.)

Also remember that, with 10th level magic, you can do a whole bunch of things at the same time (such as converting a group of beings from one alignment to the other, while changing the climate of a nation permanently, while altering the physical characteristics of the armies of one nation permanently, while throwing a Catastrophe, while ... )
 
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Serpenteye

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A suggestion

My nomination for the name of the lands formerly known as the Gnarley, Welkwood and Wild Coast is:

The Bloody Waste

Bloody because of the puddles of blood. Waste because it's a wasteland. And Bloody Waste because that is what war is.
 

Forrester

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EDENA --

Kas was fighting by my side during the battle -- this means that the fight between Kas and Vecna was likely near my forces.

And I think you know what THAT means.

I don't expect my Kender to get both the Sword of Kas and the Staff of Vecna, but I do expect that they will have a half-decent shot of picking up one or the other (preferably the staff, but we'll see).

I'll let you decide what the d100% chance is, and let me know :)


Forrester


And I think the Bloody Waste is an appropriate name.

I take it the Doomgrinder has slammed up against a mountain at this point? Or is it continuing to crawl ahead at 1 mph?
 

Anabstercorian

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Ow.

Anabstercorian... wakes.

Slowly, he sits up in his bed beneath the Godspires, surrounded by concerned Solistarim. Slowly he rubs his head, feeling the psychic scars that are still just beginning to heal.
<< You healed me. >>
"As it should be, my lord."
<< This is good. What state is Vaegroth in? >>
"Vaegroth was left same as you, my lord, crippled but not dead. No doubt he is healed by now. Both of you must allow your psionic circuits to cool... You especially."
<< Damnation... It is to be expected. How fares the Dictum? >>
"It is moving well, my lord."
<< Good... Vecna is lost to us, but there are... Other targets... >>
He gets up and, with a little hesitation, sends a Message To Anabstercorian's Allies: I hope my presence on the battlefield helped to some significant extent. I'm afraid the Solistarim as a whole were preoccupied with research. As I promised, there will be no Solistarim offensives on any of our allies for three months. And William Ronald? Thanks for the tip. Same to the gnome who tried to bail me out. Can't remember your name at the moment, but I owe you both a favor. Ciao.



<< Edena, I'm assuming that Anabstercorian would be healed by loyal Solistarim agents. If, for some reason, this is not the case, I'm good and screwed any way, so moot point. How is the Dictum coming along? Will it be done by next turn? Also, how many levels, if any, did I gain by being involved in this battle? I'm thinking of taking levels in Mindbender. >>
 
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Mr. Draco

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A telepathic message is sent out to Forresster from the honor-guard of Kas.

"Enlightened ruler, our leader stood with your forces on the field of battle. Foe for foe he matched any other warrior on the battlefield. Yet he still had the power within him to slay the one known as Vecna. In doing so, he recieved grave injuries, including the permanent loss of his sword arm. We know that your forces are powerful and knowaldgeable, it is with this in mind that we request the construction adn fitting of a cyberntetic (that is what you call it right?) arm for him. It is truly the least you can do for one who did so much for this world." -Honor Guard of Kas

Edena, i'm fine with your overuling of what i said. It turned out more with my origional intention anyway. So, thanks! :)
 
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Kalanyr, Melkor was serious about inviting you to Shadow Pantheon. Shade start to worship you as God of War and Destruction, alongside Shadowking, and I will suggest you spread The Cult of Shadow in your realms. Until you ascend, your clerics will have their spells granted by Melkor. Is it okay Edena? Acerak, would you be interested in joining Shadow Pantheon as God of The Death?

And Melkor has seen all the mayhem his children have caused in Celene. Entire cities turned into oblivion, children being torn apart at the sight of their mathers, all the fear, all hatred, it reached him in his realm, far in The Shadow, and he feed upon it. And he laughed.
 

Forrester

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Mr. Draco said:
A telepathic message is sent out to Forresster from the honor-guard of Kas.

"Enlightened ruler, our leader stood with your forces on the field of battle. Foe for foe he matched any other warrior on the battlefield. Yet he still had the power within him to slay the one known as Vecna. In doing so, he recieved grave injuries, including the permanent loss of his sword arm. We know that your forces are powerful and knowaldgeable, it is with this in mind that we request the construction adn fitting of a cyberntetic (that is what you call it right?) arm for him. It is truly the least you can do for one who did so much for this world." -Honor Guard of Kas

Truly, Kas did Oerth a great service when he felled Lord Vecna.

However, now he must ask himself a question. Does he stand with the Shade, and against Oerth, or against the Shade, and with Oerth?

I'd hate to give him a cybernetic arm and then have to rip it off of him.

Lord Forrester
 

Black Omega

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Coalition forces arriving too late to actually fight in the battle can at least help in the healing and recovery after that savage battle.

Back in the homelands, pick up the purge of the brotherhood's agents. Each land according to their own laws. The pragmatic people's of Perrenland and Sepia might be a little more ruthless about it. The seelie and elves a little more likley to leave a few in unimportant places where they can be fed false information.

And last but not least

Kal,
I hope the horrors of the Abyss are treating you well. I'm alive. Saying much more after such a horrific battle seems like tempting fate. It was truly a battle that will reshape the map forever. Thank you for the chocolate and perfume. The chocolate didn't last long but the perfume I can save for our long delayed dinner. I guess it's not that long but it seems like forever! I sent along a couple of things...a little Beckoning Cat statue..they are supposed to bring good luck. And a last few roses from the bloody wastes...no doubt fed their last few hours by the blood of millions. Dearest regards, Siobhan.
 

Forrester

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Re: Ow.

Anabstercorian said:

He gets up and, with a little hesitation, sends a Message To Anabstercorian's Allies: I hope my presence on the battlefield helped to some significant extent. I'm afraid the Solistarim as a whole were preoccupied with research. As I promised, there will be no Solistarim offensives on any of our allies for three months. And William Ronald? Thanks for the tip. Same to the gnome who tried to bail me out. Can't remember your name at the moment, but I owe you both a favor. Ciao.

Yes, we really appreciate your help -- especially the way you were blowing up BOTH SIDES with your weapons.

The way you've been doing since the trouble started. Yeah, you're priceless.

I especially like the way you promise no offensives ON YOUR ALLIES for three months. Why not just say this:

"I promise no offensives against my allies until I have 10th level magic. Afterwards, they should stick their heads between their legs and kiss their asses goodbye, because there's nothing more fun than an 130th level Illithid with 10th level magic."

I'd reconsider putting ALL of your efforts into research, Illithid. You might want more than a token defense should we decide that we don't want the insane Anabstercorian getting 10th level magic anytime soon. Like in the next few hundred years.

Lord Forrester
 

Serpenteye

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Forrester said:
EDENA --

Kas was fighting by my side during the battle -- this means that the fight between Kas and Vecna was likely near my forces.

And I think you know what THAT means.

I don't expect my Kender to get both the Sword of Kas and the Staff of Vecna, but I do expect that they will have a half-decent shot of picking up one or the other (preferably the staff, but we'll see).

I'll let you decide what the d100% chance is, and let me know :)


Well, Acererak stated that he stood guard on the duel between Kas and Vecna and that he would kill anyone who came within 1000 feet as long as the duel lasted. The moment Vecna fell the task force of DU wizards teleported in to take all the loot from the battle. Acererak stole the staff of Vecna but left the rest for the Dark Union. I don't think the Kender could have got there in time.

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Kas
Why use a cybernetic arm when you can use the ... ARM OF VECNA! ... That's what I was planning to use him for, harvesting his body for artifacts. Consider the possibilities. The power. The ironic justice. You were his "right arm", now his right arm will be yours. :))
 
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Kalanyr if you want to help in saving Shadow Throne, state it quickly on the boards, otherwise we will have to evacuate, it seems that our enemies are fanatical in their hatred towards us, and don`t want to seek peace.
 

Edena_of_Neith

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Acererak and the Dark Brotherhood made off with the Staff of Vecna, the Sword of Kas, the body of Vecna, and the injured Kas.

Not even the kender could stand directly against Acererak, who was there in person.

He rayed them down.
He turned them into goo and devoured their souls. By the hundreds.

Kender cannot know fear, but they can die.

These loyal, gentle beings of the United Commonwealth stood no chance against the unearthly necromancy of one of the world's greatest mages, a demilich from the Arcane Age.

By the battle's end, when Kas struck Vecna down, and Vecna struck at Kas that last time, no kender remained to steal Staff or Sword.
Only their clothing, bright with colors, and the spillage of trinkets out of the pockets of the clothing, show that they ever existed.
 

dagger

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Olinstaad Corond, King of the Kingdom of Ulek, sends message to all his allies along with a barrel of his thickest dwarven ale.


“The Kingdom of Ulek is proud to fight beside its allies! I look forward to further battles against our enemies together, though hopefully peace will come eventually. ”
 

Edena_of_Neith

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The Doomgrinder continues marching west, at about 3 miles per hour (!!)


People are quickly discovering that The Bloody Waste, as some are calling it, is impassable.

It starts with people accidentally slipping down the slopes into the pools of blood.
Those people, dissolve. Be they living or undead.

Avoiding the pools of blood is difficult, as one must navigate stone slabs sticking hundreds of feet into the air, half a mile wide.
Or they must avoid crevaces whose bottom cannot be seen.
Or walk across ground as rough and broken as a home flattened by a tornado.

The air itself is strange, and there is a red tinge to it.
Breathing it makes one feel exhilarated and strong - or deathly sick, or both in alternation.

The problem gets worse.

Imagine a hundred paper cuts on your hand, crisscrossing each other.
Imagine the blood welling through, slowly.

There are thousands of crevaces in the Bloody Waste.
Through these crevaces, magma from the Oerth's interior is welling up, slowly, like blood.
The Oerth has been wounded, and it is bleeding.

The lava superheats the air, fills it with sulpher and volcanic fumes, making breathing difficult or impossible.

The lava runs into the pools of blood.
The blood, does not evaporate.
The blood, rises up over the lava, MERGING with it.
The blood-lava then continues to rise, filling many of the craters.
It pours down into pools of water, water poisoned by the Shade.
Water, blood, and lava all merge into one substance.

This substance (which, obviously, is magical) is thick and gooey like mud, cool to the touch (although nobody is touching it), and it radiates a bright vivid red color.
Soon, the entire sky above the Bloody Waste is crimson from this light, from the Nyr Dyv to the Wolly Bay, from the Shadow Throne to the Kron Hills.
As more and more lava pours forth, more and more of the blood and water combines with it, and great lakes of the strange, glowing substance are created.
When captured prisoners are driven into this substance, screaming in futile protest, they dissolve.
Even those pulling back dissolve. The substance, once on them, cannot be removed, and it eats away at them until nothing remains.

Any force which wishes to strike east at the Shade or Dark Union, or west at the Allies, is going to have to go north, around the northern side of the Nyr Dyv (which is glowing a faint reddish-purple light now) in order to do so.

As for what the strange and lethal substance in the Bloody Waste is, and more importantly - what it might be evolving towards, and how much of it is ultimately going to be created, is anyone's guess.

A final note: this substance devours all the millions of corpses in the Bloody Waste, those of Vecna's Legions and those of the allies alike.
Only the fallen near the edge of the Bloody Waste were able to be retrieved, and only when men and women worked in a hurry to retrieve those bodies.
As the corpses are dissolved, the red radiance flares up higher, more brilliantly, ever greater in virulent power.
The emanations of magic from the region grow ever stronger.
Interestingly, emanations of strong good and strong evil, both, are coming for the afflicted region.
 
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Serpenteye

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Edena_of_Neith said:
Acererak and the Dark Brotherhood made off with the Staff of Vecna, the Sword of Kas, the body of Vecna, and the injured Kas.

Well, Maudlin wrote that he only took the staff of Vecna and left ecerything else for the Dark Union. If he did take it all I assume he then delivered Kas, the sword of Kas, Vecna and all the other artifacts of Vecna (except the staff) to the God Emperor immediately afterwards. I really don't see where the Dark brotherhood fits into things, they would have been killed by Acererak as easily as the Kender.
 

kaboom

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(This is OOC knolage)

(Edena, if you want to disalow this then that's fine.)

Thayadon Fasfoni awakes, "strange", he thinks; "I haven't slept in hundreds of years." he stands up and amazingly feels muscles moving. He looks at himself and sees a living human body. His old body. From hundreds of years ago. "I'm alive!" he shouts.
Really looking around him for the first time, he sees a garden. Realizing that he can see the weave, he thinks aloud “This must be a dream.”
“It is a dream.” A beautiful woman steps out from behind a tree.
“What? Who are you? Where am I?”
“I have been called many things, but mostly Mystra. You are in a dream”
Thayadon falls to his knees murmuring; “I am truly sorry to be presumptuous great Mystra”
“Rise, Thayadon Fasfoni. I have called you here for a vary special purpose. I wish you to become my first chosen on Oerth.”
“How can I say no?”
 

Edena_of_Neith

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In THIS case - ask: and ye shall receive!!!

The first CHOSEN OF MYSTRA stands upon the world of Oerth.
His name is Thayadon Fasfoni, and Kaboom runs him!

And thus, the religion of Mystra comes to Oerth in a big way, spreading like wildfire through the Sky-Sea League!

Thayadon Fasfoni's PL increases to 5.

:D :D :D :D :D
 
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Anabstercorian

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Oh pish posh

OOC: I'm sorry, Forrester, did you know I was firing on both sides? Because if you did I'm extremely impressed you got through arcane, psionic, and divine shielding against scrying, and followed the trajectory of my bullets over the course of a mile from where I was, up in the sky. Frankly, I don't know any IC way you could know that I was attacking both sides - Unless you've devoted 10th level magic specifically to keeping an eye on me, which is far from unlikely given our history. So unless that's the case, you mostly know I've just stayed out of the way - Lazy jackass, perhaps, but not a murderer.


Forrester, you have my solemn word that neither I, the Solistarim, or my allies, will attack ANYONE for three months. I'm Lawful - My word is good, even to Thrall. And frankly, you aren't thrall. You're better.

<< Edena, I need to know - How fares... the DICTUM? >>
 

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