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    432 KB Storytime: Stranded in Fantasy. Part 4 008 01/23/12(Mon)19:18 No.17648894  
    Part 4: Is Go!
    Part 1 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17586304/
    Part 2 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17611378/
    Part 3 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17632664/
    Old Thread: >>17632664

    Journal Entry 195

    We held off the boat trip and went back to the dungeon. We brought digging tools and went to make damn sure that we didn't miss anything. Unfortunately we didn't. We tore at the walls, the floors, the ceilings. We repaired damage in the last room that we did and resealed the alcove doors with a message written in chalk on the wall. It listed all of our names, even the dead, the date we left and the current date. We resealed the microSD card in the wax and honey and put it back. We added a new directory to it full of our pictures, A summery of our misadventures , the local date and an explanation of all we know, where we've been and what we've done. If there is another group one day, I hope they find this. We resealed it and Jason reset the traps as we left. We spent the rest of the day in Pinecliff in silence.
    >> leeginn 01/23/12(Mon)19:23 No.17648941
    Shit dam it just gets better and better
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)19:28 No.17648996
    No wonder there are airships in the setting.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)19:28 No.17648997
    OP confirmed for epic and awesome
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)19:37 No.17649092
    Although...no one said anything about the date. So they must be from an unknown number of years after 2014, as opposed to being from this year like we thought.

    In which case, the year itself isn't really that big a deal, just that others came before.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)19:38 No.17649109
    wizard who bought the others comfirmed for orignal group
    >> 008 01/23/12(Mon)19:39 No.17649126
    Journal Entry 196

    Well, we're on a ship heading for Valmere, another port city on the way to Czebron. It's a cargo ship, frigate size. It's an odd design to it, almost like a Chinese Junk but with more traditional sails, but not quite. We have been following the coast, and the waters have been calm. We have about a three day sail before we get to our destination. The crew is a mixed batch of races. The captain is a swashbuckling, civilized Kobold. It's adorable. Apparently, most people won't take him seriously so he does all his dealings through his first mate, a numbers obsessed elf who's always calculating the profit margins. Marcus picked out something in the photos while going through them. There's a few photos of one or more of the other Terrans posing in front of some of the churches, pointing back at it with an excited or silly expression. He seems to think they're under construction. That's one way to date the pictures I suppose. The ones I recognize are the sun church in Wolflake, the warrior church in Wildlake and one is definitely the peace and love church in Aeyllin. Maybe the university archives were the wrong place to look for the information. Next time we're in those cities, aside from Wolflake, I'll have to take a look. Assuming they don't brand me for evil or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)19:46 No.17649192
    see >>17648776
    >> Gay Skull !!WUNNLo47u5Q 01/23/12(Mon)19:47 No.17649202
    >Assuming they don't brand me for evil or something.

    Whatever. "Words."
    >> 008 01/23/12(Mon)20:09 No.17649433
    Okay, I got a game starting soon, I'll return in 4-5 hours.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:10 No.17649438
    i can see the posing sunchurch guy as having being a really big dark souls fan
    >> Leeginn 01/23/12(Mon)20:20 No.17649557
    im thinking the previous crew had a hand in making the churches. maybe the founders of false gods? since they were interested in fantasy they might have thought that the best way to survive with wealth in the new world was to be the head of various churches.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:31 No.17649664
    Or they became the Gods.
    >> Leeginn 01/23/12(Mon)20:35 No.17649703
    they might even predate the university by a long while too.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:40 No.17649767

    Maybe there are ten churches for each of the explorers?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:40 No.17649775
    The happy/excited expression doesn't really fit with that though. Possibly they decided that the ability of churches to bring people together was a good way to improve the lives of the people there, and it didn't work out that way after they were gone. Or maybe they just fell in with the Church, like Avery did.

    What I'm currently wondering about is where the hell the earlier Terrans went. Narrator and group have found NO evidence of them save the SD card. Not one thing. Given the amount of technology that the second group brought to the residents, you'd think there'd be more evidence, but the setting is still medieval.

    Also, if someone brought them there, what for? Them showing up in the middle of nowhere could be explained as a spell malfunction, but not if they've done it (at least) once before. Last group has had no discernable long-term impact on the area at all (Cover-up maybe? If so, how?). What does any group get out of them being there?

    I'm hooked OP. Update soon please.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:43 No.17649819
    They said I could be anything

    So I became a god
    >> Leeginn 01/23/12(Mon)20:44 No.17649831
    we need a map of the continent so we can see if the first crew might have left more relics in another area.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:50 No.17649896
    The fact the nobody cared about them being from 2014 made me wonder... Why is the current group still using kindles an laptops and such? Assuming they are from AFTER 2014, wouldn't they have different tech?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)20:52 No.17649939
    but for all we know the origanal party bought them up to medevil standards, abd we saw a recurve bow come from an exotic location before...
    >> Leeginn 01/23/12(Mon)20:53 No.17649960
    nonono in the previoius thread OP said that the current crew are from 2012
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:10 No.17650167
    I forgot about that. However, the photos imply they had at least a hand in building the churches, which are in the same general areas the narrator has been exploring. I suppose it depends on how much time has passed by, but they started around the same area, and have definitely been to at least Aeyllin. If the cities in the photos are recognisable, the earlier group cannot have been too far back. So assuming that the first group didn't have a significantly different MO, Aeyllin at least should have records of them. They had no idea about dimension travellers from Earth when the narrator went there. It's possible that the last group might have vanished without leaving traces, but that seems unlikely.

    I've got the feeling that the SD card wasn't actually left by a earlier group, and that an earlier group may not even exist. There's no reason for the old group to leave a valuable and irreplaceable piece of technology in the middle of a shithole dungeon in the middle of nowhere, just on the extreme chance another group of Terrans happens to come along and manage to solve their puzzles and find it. However, that brings up the question of who put it there (and how they got it), and ignores the possibility of the old group having someone with prescience.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:10 No.17650172
    Then why didn't they react more? It seems like, other than knowing the year, they didn't care. Wouldn't it be somewhat disconcerting to see that the spell was picking people from random points in time?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:13 No.17650221
    They might be from the same time, and just have been there longer. The narrator is still counting the date in earth years, and is already at 2013. Of course, that still implies some time fuckery happened.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:21 No.17650305
    So your theory is that the 2014 group was actually the 2012 group that in 2 years time traveled back through time and helped build things that their past selves now use?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:23 No.17650336
    Nah, can't be. Three of the 2012ers are dead already and the photo had ten people in it. Yes I know that they could have been posing with friends and allies from this world, but considering the nature of the photograph that seems unlikely.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:24 No.17650343
    no, unless they found more people from earth or revived one of the 2 dead
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:24 No.17650346
    That wasn't what I was thinking. I was questioning that there was ever any earlier group (time travelled or otherwise), due to lack of evidence so far of their existence.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:28 No.17650395
    So unless they somehow ressurected their fellow Terrans using True Resurrection spells and found another Terran.

    Still from the story line it seems that there has been other Terrans and when they arrived it's several years back before the 2012 group. So they might be in their middle ages (assuming they entered around 20) and would think that it's like 2026+ now rather than 2013.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:29 No.17650399
    Party is from 2012, but arrived in fantasyland hundreds of years AFTER the 2014 party. Mysteries abound.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:33 No.17650456
    Then explain the SD card. SD cards don't magically appear out of nowhere. Especially in a dungeon with stuff written in English (not common). As for the records, perhaps they kept themselves out, or there wasn't any record keeping. Or they have become so powerful that they ordered all things of their existence destroyed. Perhaps the mysterious King that commands the undead is one of them?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:37 No.17650527
    Well time and space isn't linear as many would think. Now dealing with magic, you're not even sure time has any meaning other than what you give it.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:39 No.17650545
    >SD cards don't magically appear out of nowhere
    i cast limited wish.

    while i agree that the group in the SD card isn't the current group, this is a realm of magic. things happen magically plenty
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:44 No.17650610
    Alright you have to know what an SD card is, you would then have to have a camera to use it with, then take pictures of your group. Lets leave it at, perhaps they don't have enough information to go on. They don't know how old these photos are, don't know if the people are still alive. So it's safe to say if 100 years ago they were doing this stuff. Then safe to say they're probably forgotten about unless they did stuff like this group. Perhaps they weren't as "opportunistic".
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:45 No.17650617
    Actually, they could, remember the bullet making pouch? It can make anything that size (other than currency).
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:46 No.17650628
    Should have used the duplicating bag to make five or six extras.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:50 No.17650679
    thinking back i remember a third party splat book for 3.x all about time magic. plane of time was something you could literally swim through and there was a spell called true disintigration that erased you from the timestream.

    i don't suppose anyone knows what book i'm talking about? if so i would love the name
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)21:50 No.17650691
    Thinking over it again, historians have arguments over things that happened 50 years ago, and we have greatly better documentation than a medieval society would have. So it may be plausible that they vanished, if they were around about half a century back.
    If wish doesn't require you to know how it works exactly, you could make an SD card with images on it already. I can't remember the exact restrictions on creating objects though.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:19 No.17651052
    It's pretty fucking simple, guys.

    A group from Earth-time-2014 arrived in Fantasyland many years prior to the journal's author and his party. They then made a dungeon and put a record of their photographs into that dungeon.

    Many years later, a group in the future (but originating from chronologically earlier Earth) finds this card, etc.
    >> Dogstar !!sKGW1u0HNtI 01/23/12(Mon)22:34 No.17651240
    C'mon. This cannot die here. LIVE, thread, LIVE!
    >> Leeginn 01/23/12(Mon)22:35 No.17651256
    yes we know, we are trying to figure out what the photos mean and the involvement of the previous crew in the world.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:47 No.17651398

    How about a reverse?

    The 2014 people got there a few hundred years AFTER the current group. They then hocuspocus'd the cave back in time with the SD card.

    That's the most reasonable explanation for not showing up in the history books.

    Our group has been tearing shit up and gaining fame, and if the other group managed to do even 50% of what ours did, they WOULD have left a trace atleast in the university.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:51 No.17651449
    Except... several of the pictures featured things that were under construction, that have now been completed for a long time.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:53 No.17651480

    Reconstruction is construction.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:54 No.17651498
    Here's a good one, the group is in history, they're just not known as offworlders.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:55 No.17651519
    Does anybody think that maybe terrans are the progenitors of this fantasy human race?
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:58 No.17651555
    The photos also showed the places being less developed.

    >One was definitely Aeyllin, and one looked like Wolflake but it was under construction. The first ones looked like Rosenbridge without the city on the bridge.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)22:59 No.17651577
    Oh, shit, that makes perfect sense.

    So it's just a matter of figuring out what important figures in history these guys were.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:08 No.17651662
    OR they just went on sightseeing tours and were like "dude get a picture of this church, it's awesome!"

    I find that /tg/ tends to take the most ridiculous ideas spouted by a single person, then run off with them in an equally ridiculous direction.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:11 No.17651697
    Why are you guys all assuming the other terrans must be big shots? Becoming a mover and shaker, introducing new tech may sound great, but look what happened to the artificer. Or even our Psion. People will see you as a resource, try to use you, and you will make enemies, and it will more often than not get you killed before you can actually affect anything. And other people will take credit.

    If I was in this "first" group I would have desperately encouraged everyone to lay low, and focus on survival first, comfort second, no new tech sharing.
    >> Calling it LostSoviet !USSR.tgXbk 01/23/12(Mon)23:14 No.17651726

    IMO, the "under construction" churches mean they actually started the cults. Airships were their idea, and the designs resemble actual ships because the locals took "a ship that flies" literally.

    >eatedby the

    Captcha is on the money, as at least one Terran has been "eated" by the world.
    >> LostSoviet !USSR.tgXbk 01/23/12(Mon)23:19 No.17651779

    You know what this strikes me as? They're posing for pictures, happy, because they are *tourists*.

    The narrator's group makes it out of the fantasy world and posts its adventures on the net. Then the 2014 group goes into the world with this knowledge and thinks it's all going to be fun and games. Except shit gets real.

    >HISTORY itionae

    Well said, captcha.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:31 No.17651912

    Well.. technically the adventures are already in the course of posting on /tg/.....


    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:36 No.17651952

    So I am going to drawfag up some stuff in honor of how much I am enjoying this.

    Do we have any real descriptions of what anyone looks like? Race, height, hair ect... I am probably just going to wing it anyway, but I am curious. I don't really recall it being specifically stated anywhere other than people's names and genders. Which is fine too, since everyone can imagine the group in their head however they want.
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:39 No.17651982
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:45 No.17652033
    all i really got ib terms of skin/race is that the warlock guy is now really whiye
    >> Anonymous 01/23/12(Mon)23:56 No.17652136
    The photos don't imply anything about them having a hand in the construction. All we know is that they took pictures of themselves standing in front of a construction site. People do that all the time when they're near sites of significance. How many people took pictures of themselves in front of the empire state building construction? How many took pictures in front of the WTC ruins? Did they have a hand in its destruction? Hardly.

    Stop assuming so much. If this were a quest, you'd have gotten killed already.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:12 No.17652257
    You would have died when you forgot to tap an innocent looking stone with a 10 foot pole. Your lack of paranoia does not befit a PC.

    That said, I'm not about waste time speculating. I just want my next goddamn update.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:13 No.17652264
    >Stop assuming so much. If this were a quest, you'd have gotten killed already.
    Adun, is that you?

    More on topic, while the group /may/ have been from 2014, it may also have simply been from earlier in Earths timeline, but only gotten the camera (or the ability to use it) later, after they'd been here a while. After all, there were only 10 people in the pictures: maybe there were 11 people originally, and the missing one was the one who had the camera but they didn't meet the others, just had it recovered off their corpse/looters. Alternatively, it may have been out of power (I know my digital camera probably is), and they only got a way to charge it later, or repair it/the card, or any number of other possibilities.
    It would help to guess if we knew whether the earlier pictures (marked 2014) actually were from "here," or from Earth. Similarly, whether the people in the photos looked like they'd been here a while, and if they looked like they'd been here for long in the church construction pictures (if they still looked "Earth-y," they probably hadn't had time to get church construction set up).
    While I agree with the earlier viewpoint that it seems unlikely they would leave a valuable bit of equipment like that card lying around in some shitty hole somewhere on the off chance it would be found, it's possible they managed to replicate it, similar to how the bullets were replicated. On that note, replicating the card before putting it back would have been a good idea, but even the Psion can't think of everything... Of course, it is still possible that whatever dragged the journalists group here planted that card. Note that that doesn't exclude the possibility it was left there by a previous group.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:18 No.17652298
    Perhaps there was a previous group, and they set things (magic?) up to send in replacements for themselves after an appropriate amount of time had passed for the world to develop on its own?
    If there was a previous group, one that helped build Wolfy Mc Wolfingtown, it might explain why the area is so fought over even after all its resources are used up (especially if the group a: arrived there and b: founded all the churches. Yay Jerusalem). It doesn't explain the lack of more advanced technology, but there are possible explanations for that, from a non-interference policy (Star Trek fans, eh?) to angry wizard competition to purposeful divine/otherwise extraplanar interference. Though, if groups are being dropped of backwards in time, there are going to be some very confused cavemen dropped into a very advanced world with magic and tech. Those poor bastards.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:21 No.17652331
    Maybe the other group was from the same time as this group, but got sent back much further in fantasyland history. It makes sense because if they were sent back, say, 50 years then they would all be 50 years older in the "current" fantasyland time.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)00:24 No.17652362
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    Journal Entry 197

    I had a long talk with Avery. We were alone, the others asleep. She finally opened up with what's been bothering her. It's all a fraud. The churches. She says the gods are there all right, and she is a strong believer in whatever the sun god stands for, but the gods are like tools, they can be wielded and they don't necessarily care how they're wielded, just that they are. The church, while it started as an organization to help people of the same following and spread the love, it has become a bureaucratic nightmare that exists solely to support it's continuing existence. The church and it's god have become separate. It's become a guild. She believes that if she separated herself from the church, she'd be labeled a rogue traitor and hunted down and purged. Why did she join in the first place? They have very convincing recruiters, and not all of them are bad. So what have they done to her? Word spread that she was an offworlder. Some took that to mean that she was divine in some way and have been trying to take her for their own; some have tried by force but her power has let her resist and block such attempts. Why did she do what she did to me in Wolflake? She was appalled at what I had been doing, but also she needed someone there she could fall back on. She used approved church methods to keep me there since she couldn't have an evil psion running around. And I ditched her. Twice. That's why she never escaped during the war and returned. Wolflake was a particularly bad church and she believes that it had been infiltrated and destroyed from within by a group taking advantage of the situation.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:30 No.17652428
    and now i feel bad, great
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:31 No.17652437
    And she didn't think to write him a note in English at the time explaining this, despite wanting to use him for backup and keeping him trapped in slave-like conditions to do so.

    >owitcia was
    That's right Captcha, she was a "w"itch.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:31 No.17652439
    poor gal

    Anyway, who wants to bet it's always 10 adventurers and 1 BBEG?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:32 No.17652454
    Ngggh, shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:33 No.17652460
    Adventurer, BBEG, it's basically just a matter of organisation. Even the "good" adventurers tend to be disturbingly sociopathic.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)00:41 No.17652535
    Journal Entry 198

    Welcome to Valmere, the dwarven port city. One of the many cities on the main trade circuit and the main dwarven port in their territory. Luckily, they thought ahead and made their doorways human height, but all the chairs are dwarf sized. So the city is all polished marble and open air, encrusted statues of historical figures. It has a 20 ship port set in a massive stone carved bay that they regularly dredge by magical means, 2 airship ports on either end of town and a massive indoor trade caravan loading/unloading and distribution station. Oddly enough, the city's major produced export is fish and shellfish. The city has a huge fishing fleet that goes out daily; not what you'd think of from dwarves. The real wealth comes in from the fact that almost all dwarven goods pass through this city on it's way out, and dwarven goods are highly sought after for quality and design. The city's most well known feature however, is the mechanical defensive wall. The city has a 20ft steel reinforced wall that sits underground and can rise up mechanically on demand should the city be threatened. When not under threat, they keep it down to allow the winds to blow through.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)00:45 No.17652571
    I never mentally set their physical descriptions since it hasn't been relevant to writing, only their personalities. Even their nationalities are open to debate. Other then that they're all English speakers and the journal writer uses American spellings. If you want to take a shot at it, go ahead.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:45 No.17652580
    >needed someone she could fall back on
    >chained and slave-crowned

    If she thought she'd be falling back on anything but a knife, she's horrible mistaken.

    No surprise to me that the churches are corrupt, HUGE surprise that the gods don't care. I mean, damn. Mike might have the right idea after all.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:48 No.17652597
    make that 10 guys=party and 1 guy=the opposition then.

    Maybe. Alternatively, someone just got there accidentally. But I like to think there's a reason for it.


    I assume BBEG because as the 11th guy he could undo all the stuff the other 10 did, and he'd have knowledge of the cannon. Possibly the king.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:53 No.17652648
    Shit I was just going to suggest someone do this. brofist.

    >swashbuckling, adorable Chinese Junk kobold captain
    please do this, I beg of you.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)00:55 No.17652667
    So the gods are just puppets. Interesting.

    >Schader ubravo
    Captcha agrees, kobold junk captain must be draw-fagged.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)00:59 No.17652691
    Journal Entry 199

    Czebron is about 6 days by horse or 2 days by airship. So we're going to try our hand at an airship ride. We've had a 50% success rate with those, so why not. The only problem is that it's going to cost nearly all our money. That's assuming we sell the horses at market value. Avery's pretty against Jason and me doing some b&e jobs, or me running around grifting people, or the classic taser in the alley trick. Either way, it's not something we have to worry about until we get there. In other news, this place has several bathhouses and we're all dirty and stink, so we paid a visit, got clean, got our clothes washed and now we're feeling fresh. I noticed that I have a collection of scars now from all my fights and apparently clerical healing won't get rid of scars, that's some other kind of regenerative healing. Anyways, Jason ran off to pay a visit to his guild, the rest of us slummed around town seeing the sights. This seems to be a nice town if you can get past all the dwarves running around. Nothing wrong with them, and they're quite friendly, it's just odd towering over nearly everyone in town.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)01:02 No.17652720
    This guy is a much better person than I am. I'd have mindfucked Avery and sent her on her way thinking that she'd always been a cleric and that nothing unusual was going on.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)01:21 No.17652908
    Journal Entry 200

    200 pages. How long have I been here again? God damn it. Now I miss home again. So we got our airship tickets. We leave tomorrow. Mike suggested that, since finding the photos, we should start checking around cities for any other signs of previous Terrans. So we paid a visit to the cities archives. They are, unfortunately, written in dwarven. A language I am not going to learn because fuck it, Common was hard enough with it's two written dialects. We did get assistance from an adorable female dwarf librarian who was familiar with all the records. Of course the records don't keep track of everyone passing through, just important events or noticeable occurrences. No sign of strange foreigners who would fit the description, and we checked back for a thousand years. The only thing that caught our eyes was an occurrence around 400 years ago, the sudden use of the “modern” ship design. Sloops, Ketches, Schooners, Junks and the use of triangle sails. Before that, everyone was apparently using something similar to Longships and Triremes. It's possible that this is a case of Terran intervention or it could just be a natural period of sudden innovation.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)01:24 No.17652951
    A thought: Maybe the powers that be realize that magic inhibits scientific progress, so every so often they conjure up a bunch of Terrans and let them introduce new ideas?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)01:27 No.17652968

    > I am not going to learn because fuck it

    Classic /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)01:28 No.17652975
    Agreed. Now if the guy manages to go on a rant about fantasy armor, nothing would be better.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)01:30 No.17652995

    Although i am enjoying the writing, i think 008 should touch on 'terran' stuff more often.. i'm sort of forgetting they're 'normal' people. They're pretty heroic PC's nowadays.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)01:59 No.17653230
    Journal Entry 201

    We are on the airship. It's more of an air barge. It's moving along at a slow but steady clip. We should be at our destination in a day and a half. The airship wouldn't be worth mention except for it's very interesting autopilot system. It's got a load of enchantments set to home in on certain items. There is one at Czebron and one at Valmere. The helmsman doesn't even bother sitting at the wheel unless we're near town. If we get blown off course, the ship reorients and continues on it's way. It can't land on it's own so it's not fully automated but it's damn impressive. It's crewed mostly by dwarves and some humans. The Captain is a female dwarf with a taste for gambling and alcohaul. I'm okay with that as long as we don't crash into something. Anyways, we watched Strange Days again and discussed what we're going to do after this. We are going after our Terran friends, but truth be told, we don't know these three very well. We only knew them for a little over a week before they were captured. It was a life changing period, but still not very long. It doesn't matter though, we're still going to do everything in our power to rescue them. They're Terrans, they're our brothers. They deserve better then to be some wizard's slave. I just hope they're still at Czebron and still alive.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)02:11 No.17653310
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    Here is Avery, I think. I wanted her too look somewhat world weary after the battles in the orc wars, but I am not sure I really got it quite right. She still is a little too pretty for what she has been through. I guess we can chalk it up to the sun god shining down on her. It is not how I really saw here in my head, but my fingers are stupid (sadly). I gave her a bob cut because it makes sense if she is running around smiting things. Long hair would just get in the way.


    I'll try? It sounds like fun, but I am not awesome at beast races.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)02:25 No.17653437
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    Journal Entry 202

    We made it to Czebron. I first took it to be really weird mountain. Well, it was a massive volcano at some point. They carved the entire thing into a giant spire and hollowed it out. It has only one main entrance gate that's large enough to fit a village and has a series of massive mechanical doors. I believe I could call this an archology or a hive city. All internal lighting is almost all done through light shafts and mirrors and timed with the sun's movements and seasons through the use of mechanical devices. At night, or places that the sunlight can't get to, they use thick glass pipes pumping some kind of glowing liquid that is also part of the forge cooling system. It gives the whole place an otherworldly feel to it. It uses geothermal heating to keep it warm in the winter and a massive ventilation system to keep it cool in the summer. It houses several million dwarves. I didn't even know construction on a scale this large was possible This is truly a world wonder. The interior, the parts I've seen anyways, are all inlaid marble and red granite, etchings decorating nearly every surface. It has a massive underground where most of the dwarven smithing is done using lava powered and specialized magic powered forges. Most of the minerals they need are mined from the area which is supposedly one of the most mineral rich locations in the continent. So what do they do when the volcano decides it's time to erupt? Apparently they claim to have control of the situation through generations of specialized geomantic wizards and sorcerers. We are currently at one of the inns on the thirtieth floor. We have a balcony with a fantastic view. We are also now out of money.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)02:27 No.17653448
    Hey, that's pretty damn good.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)02:35 No.17653518
    Great, they found Boatmurdered.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)02:37 No.17653534
    I see no elephants...
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)02:38 No.17653546

    Fucking elephants.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)02:41 No.17653570
    The fifth elemphent is surprise.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)02:59 No.17653694
    Journal Entry 203

    Well, Marcus has been doing the bard thing for money while the rest of us made our plan. We poked around looking for word of a human wizard with at least three human slaves or minions. This place is so big it may take awhile. Nothing yet, but there are quite a few wizards. We ruled out the geomancers first since they were the most obvious group, but they're all dwarves and don't have slaves. The locals frown on the whole concept but it's considered legal as long as no public or obvious torture is going on. The next obvious target was a small wizard school in the upper levels. They didn't know anything about it. Jason decided to check in with the thieves guild after he managed to find it. Avery was going to risk asking at the sungod temple, but there wasn't one. There is only one religion in the dwarf kingdom, the dwarf god. The god of hard work, alcohol and sex. It took me a few minutes to figure out why he covered an odd assortment but they all lead to each other. Hard work is rewarded with alcohol which leads to sloppy drunken sex. Speaking of which, we took bets on whether or not Marcus would bed a dwarf girl. By the time we got back to the inn come nightfall, it had already happened. God damn it Marcus. Next bet is on what Marcus won't sleep with.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)03:03 No.17653737
    >Betting on what a human bard won't sleep with
    So I hear you hate money...
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)03:03 No.17653738
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    Fucking bards...
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)03:17 No.17653819

    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)03:52 No.17653996
    Be we done for the night, then?
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)03:53 No.17654002
    Journal Entry 204

    This city is pretty damn intimidating. Aside from it being so big for a world such as this, all the people. It's an empathic overload if I let my defenses down. It's almost as if I could lose myself. Anyways, we continued our search, went through the inns and taverns looking for any information and found none. Right when we were about to give up for the day, Jason spotted something. Graffiti scratched into the wall, recent and in English. Help. We know we're in the right place now. We scoured the level. The only thing we came up with was an Archmage no one knows anything about. We found his residence but I'm completely blocked from feeling anything inside. We went back to gather our gear, grab Marcus and prepare. This could go badly.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)03:57 No.17654020
    In before horrible fleshcrafting and other such whacky wizardly things.

    Remember, they only completely lack morals!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)03:58 No.17654025
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    it's on now chaps
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)04:07 No.17654053
    >This could go badly
    Understatement of the year, right here.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)04:26 No.17654127
    Journal Entry 205 Part 1

    Well, I knocked on the door and this plain looking guy in his 40's answers. He seemed annoyed for the first split second and then there was something in his eyes. I unleashed hell. He had enough mental fortitude to hold me back but could barely move. He starts doing the motions almost in slow motion when Jason slipped past and socked him in the face. That gave me enough distraction to lock him up. We pushed him inside and closed the door. Mike and Jason started checking rooms while the rest of us sat him down in a chair. Avery bound his hands while I started peeling through his mind. Sure enough, he's the one. So what has he been doing with our friends? He's been using them for extra-planar experimentation. I can't make heads or tails of what he's trying to accomplish, but I don't know wizardry. I do know that he hasn't had any success so far. To make matters worse, he's got a buddy that shows up occasionally for “organic samples” that he can use for some kind of monster research. Why does he need their samples specifically, we're the same as the local humans right? So Jason comes running back saying he found them, they're in some kind of magic stasis. That's when everything that could go wrong, did.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)04:28 No.17654138
    oh shit!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)04:39 No.17654190
    >That's when everything that could go wrong, did.
    .../tg/s ideas about necromancers animating everything that used to be alive was right and the building came "alive"?
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)04:40 No.17654195
    Journal Entry 205 Part 2

    There's a sudden blur in the room. The Rheingraf Spymaster suddenly appears out of fucking nowhere and makes a lunge for me. Now? Really? I was completely caught off guard and take a sword to the gut. Before he can land the killing blow, Avery blasts the shit out of him with her holy light and Jason buries his blades in his lungs. Then poof, he's gone. Avery manages to get me stabilized and my wounds closed. By this time the now very confused Archmage is freeing himself and is throwing up his magic defenses. I'm struggling to get on my feet, the ghost pains of being stabbed are still nearly debilitating me. Mike comes running out of a side room and just throws down with the Archmage. Fire, explosions, lightning all over the fucking place, destroying everything. Jason drags me into a side room long enough to get back on my feet. Avery sticks with Mike and does her best adding in her own defenses, Marcus is throwing around his Bard magic. I hand Jason my gun and send him off while I'm getting to my feet. I finally get back out there. I can't dominate him anymore, not with his defenses up, but I can throw distractions at him. We all manage to bring the fucker down and collapse in a pile. Then we realized half the room is on fire, so we ran around putting that out.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)04:41 No.17654197
    Our extraplanar "friend" probably showed up again and killed the prisoners.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)04:41 No.17654200
    Just a little slow though.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)04:49 No.17654236
    Journal Entry 205: Part 3

    The Archmage is still alive but he's out of the fight. I take the opportunity to dive in and start erasing his spells from his mind, something I should of done the first fucking time. Everyone's exhausted from the exertion. Jason hands me back my gun and we tie up the Archmage again, this time we cocoon him in the fucking rope, then we went off to see about the others. So a few rooms over and we have the lab. Sure enough, there they are. Ian, Max and Austin. Just floating there half naked in a blue light coming from some magic circle on the floor made of salt and blood. We pull them out of it and they start breathing again but they're unconscious. We set them down and I take a careful look at their mental states. Their recent memory's pretty fragmented from coming in and out of stasis for whatever reasons. Beyond that, the last full memories were their trip here and being questioned endlessly by the Archmage before being magically dominated and used in a few minor rituals and then shoved in stasis. Their emotional states are overwhelming. They're shit terrified and have no idea what's going on. I tried doing some memory editing to help in their recovery once they wake. We moved them into the Archmage's bedroom and letting them rest for now.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)04:54 No.17654263
    Alright, that's it for tonight. I'm heading off to bed Gents, see you when I wake.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)04:57 No.17654281
    Thanks, that was great.
    But also,
    NOOOOOOOOO I must wait for more.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)05:12 No.17654372
    This shit just got awesome. The Narrator and his bros took on a mothafuckin' archmage and, even if they didn't kill him, they still took him down TWICE. The second time, while under attack from SOMEONE ELSE COMPLETELY.

    These guys are fucking AWESOME.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)05:14 No.17654388
    So, was the spymaster working for the archmage, or did he just take advantage of the narrator's distraction to try kill him? Narrator needs to check if the archmage was working for anyone in Wolflake before it got taken over by undead.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)05:18 No.17654416
    They aren't connected, it was just really bad timing.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)05:30 No.17654500
    rolled 42 = 42


    Fucking spymaster, why wont he just die?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)05:38 No.17654539
    I vote we tie him up and leave him somewhere isolated next time he attacks. It probably won't stop him either, but killing him is only giving us a short reprieve before he attacks again.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)08:08 No.17655362
    Yeah, that's the classic way to get rid of persistent extraplanar hangers-on: entrapment. They're not dead so they won't just go back to their own plane and pop back a few days later but good luck getting out of a magically sealed lead canister at the bottom of a trench in the sea.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)08:31 No.17655468
    >>17654236its awesome they got te remaining Terrans back. However they have three rookies. They better learn a "class" soon or they'll end up like the other two.

    Also don't you think it's time to check on the other Terran who was learning to be a wild Mage sorcerer?
    >> Starshadow 01/24/12(Tue)08:34 No.17655479
    Epic story. Can't wait for more!

    Now all the terrans are reunited. Mr. Archmage is gonna git raped.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)08:47 No.17655541
    loved tenderly you mean.
    also they should make the mage sell his house and rare magestuffs and "go on a long journey"
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)08:54 No.17655569
    Well I think the Psion-Narrator should like erase HOW to do magic from the Arch-Mage's mind. Or just find out where his spellbook is, and just take it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)09:14 No.17655653
    with magestuff I was refering to rare ingredients and the like. first they should make sure he really is the dick he seems to be, the loot his house, disarm and mindrape(including spell deletion) him to the point of total harmlessnes and compliance and then make him sell all his stuff and take said "long journey"
    selling a house in this city, even on short notice, should give them significant funds
    >> Starshadow 01/24/12(Tue)10:38 No.17656233
    Is there really any downside to not making the Archmage a vegetable? You know like, not having this come back to bite us in the ass?

    I suppose from here the terrans could loot the place and pawn it off through the thieves guild. Given the whole money situation.

    Also there is one terran still missing, the sorceror that went to the university.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)11:07 No.17656458
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    what you did there, I see it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)11:59 No.17656863
    >> Starshadow 01/24/12(Tue)12:27 No.17657153
    >Is there really any downside to not making the Archmage a vegetable?
    Awups, I mean he SHOULD be made a vegetable. Cause when you think about the terrans as a whole he is probably the biggest pain in the ass they have faced so far. Those greedy merchant bastards who killed the artificer are a close second.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)12:50 No.17657372
    >Not the barbarians, the church, the undead, etc
    Ok then.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)13:09 No.17657574
    The point stands. Plumb his mind for knowledge of how to use his most powerful tools, weapons, and trinkets, see if you ca copy/paste his knowledge of how to do magic into your three new terrans before wiping him clean and relegating hi to a particularly old level 1 commoner, take anything of value from the tower, then lock it up tight for future use as a safehouse.
    >> Starshadow 01/24/12(Tue)13:18 No.17657652
    Eh, I suppose. But if the artificer was still alive they would be at the head of a technological revolution and could retire in luxury.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)13:57 No.17658008
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)15:00 No.17658591
    008 still asleep? :O
    >> Leeginn 01/24/12(Tue)15:03 No.17658635
    he should be up in an h our or 2.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)15:10 No.17658709
    ... oh.. kay. Bit weird. But ok.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)15:25 No.17658882
    Journal Entry 206

    They finally woke up. It took a good hour. They didn't recognize us right away. It took a lot to calm them down. We did our best to explain what's been going on, cooked up something for them to eat from the Archmage's kitchen and got them some clothes to wear. Jason and Marcus ransacked the place for valuables including his spellbooks. I got a lot of blame for leaving them, but deep down they know we couldn't of done anything. I wasn't going to fight about it. It was time to get out of this place. We all decided to go to the only city we had felt safe at, Aeyllin. Then there is the problem of the Archmage. What to do with him? Mike called dibs and dragged him back into the lab and began setting up for some kind of infernal ritual. When did he learn to do that? He asked not to be disturbed and closed the door. Avery didn't even object. There were some disturbing sounds.. and when it was over, no sign of the Archmage was left other then his shadow burned into the wall. We're currently waiting at the inn. Jason and Marcus are selling everything they looted and we'll see about getting the hell out of here.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)15:26 No.17658902
    >Avery didn't even object. There were some disturbing sounds.. and when it was over, no sign of the Archmage was left other then his shadow burned into the wall.

    >> Leeginn 01/24/12(Tue)15:34 No.17658990
    so we are now missing one more? alex?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)15:35 No.17658992
    You guys need to learn to build magical constructs so that you can leave like a Warforged or something for the next group of Terrans to discover, instead of just hiding an SD card or some bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)15:35 No.17658996
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    The one they call 008! He returns to us!
    >it's that time of day again
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)15:36 No.17659015
    Journal Entry 207

    We got a pretty decent amount of money on hand now. I purchased tickets for 10 by airship. We leave tomorrow. We're heading along in the other direction and should arrive in Manden in two days, from there we go to Nespidax, Ainfield and from there we should be back in Hebiry. I'm not sure where the Hebiry airship goes since it's route with Wolflake was broken, but hopefully Ashvale or directly to Aeyllin. I hope the other three are ready for this. They haven’t had the travel experience that we have had. They can't even read common yet. Mike offered to tutor them. We did return what electronics we salvaged out of the Rosenbridge adviser’s place. Ian teared up when the first song on his mp3 player came on. They have a hard road ahead of them, I hope they're up for the task. Either way, we'll be there for them.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)15:39 No.17659053
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    <3, 008.

    Keep up the good work and good morning!
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)15:53 No.17659214
    Journal Entry 208

    Airship travel. I'm starting to get used to it. Back home, I hadn't even been on a plane since the 80's. Here I am, using airships to get everywhere. Austin gave everyone an hour long rant about how impossible a flying boat is from an aerodynamic perspective. Yeah, we know. Now that they're not scared out of their minds, we went over our adventures again with them. I let them read the journal. They were pretty shocked at what we've done, especially Max. I think they understand though. The biggest question on their minds, however, was how are we doing magic, we're from a non magic world. Even I'm not sure how to explain it. Each of us does it differently then the other. I figure it's because it's the world or dimension or whatever and not genetics since we're just regular humans. That isn't a suitable explanation though, psionics isn't something anyone can learn and neither is sorcery. Anyways, we watched Strange Days. It's still new to those three.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:06 No.17659352
    This story is a terrible plagia of a 80s polish fantasy novel named "Strangers" that had exactly the same setting and evolution. Been reading through all of this and that's gross, you should be ashamed OP, you barely just modified the characters names...
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:10 No.17659399
    Yeah I'm calling bullshit unless you can pull up some evidence ASAP. Try trolling harder next time.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:13 No.17659434
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    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:15 No.17659463

    Same. All I'm getting is three books, one by Koontz about a UFO, another that's japanese, and a third by Gardner Dozois who isn't Polish.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)16:15 No.17659464
    Journal Entry 209

    Welcome to Manden. Not so much a city as a village, and just a pass through on the trade circuit. Legends say this is the first organized settlement of mankind, hence Man Den. Currently it's an elven city. Why? Some old territory war a hundred years ago. The city is half wood A-fame houses and the other half is stone building more common with dwarven construction. It boarders on forest from one side and a few miles from the other, seems to start turning into a desert. Beyond the sandy wastes is apparently another civilization that rarely makes contact, but is where the recurve bow comes from. Interesting. Anyways, we're on layover until sunrise, and then head out to Nespidax. Took a walk around town with Ian. He's particularly depressed, especially upon hearing how we've had no success in trying to figure out how to get back home and have more or less given up. Well, I found out the reason. He's recently married and his wife was pregnant when he left. The child would have been born by now. That's fucking depressing. So why did he come? Same reason I did. We weren't entirely in control, some kind of hypnotic pull. He may of ended up bringing his wife with him if she was home at the time. I wonder who else left someone behind when we came here, no one's been particularly talkative about our life back home because we're reminded and it starts to hurt. Better to focus on the here and now.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:16 No.17659478

    Could be true nigger, I also got a feeling of deja vu while reading the past entries, but I cannot find the novel online, any link to prove OP's a nigger and this not OC by any mean?

    Regardless it's a pleasant reading so keep going OP, nobody seems to have read the original book anyways
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:20 No.17659528
    Pics or it didn't happen, bitch.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:23 No.17659564
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    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:25 No.17659584
    You know, a while ago, there was this post on another board, maybe even another website, and I swear it was exactly like yours, what do you mean burden of proof? I accuse you of plagiarism, you gotta defend yourself first
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:25 No.17659587

    A theme I've been getting from all of this is to adapt or die. I wonder if those three can, and if so what will they be? I think they might wind up being dumped off at the university.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:26 No.17659600
    That's a mighty audacious claim, chief. Got any way of backing it up?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:33 No.17659674
    Well he can start over with a hot elf or dwarf chick. That brings up something interesting, if they ARE given a choice of going back, would they? Or would they just be content of being in a world where you can do freaking magic? Perhaps pop in to our real world long enough to get other movies other than Strange Days?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:39 No.17659741
    Well how could he of known of a Polish novel that probably hasn't been translated from the 1980s? Just because his story is similar doesn't mean you can go around calling it plagiarism. Link the novel, if you got the proof.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:40 No.17659748
    Just checked the Library of Congress. Nothing exists matching your claim. At all. Sorry, kid. OP is still awesome. You've still never done anything even close to this interesting. Stop hating and start creating.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)16:41 No.17659762
    Journal Entry 210

    Well this sucks. We were on the way to Nespidax when the airship suffered some kind of engine or magic failure. We made a soft crash in the woods and the ship artificer's been working his ass off while the rest of us are watching out for hungry monsters, curious animals or bandits. The hull took some minor damage which the crew have been fixing, but we did get drafted into knocking down some trees to clear the landing space up. We're not getting a ticket discount for this either, I asked. All part of the adventure the Captain says. As long as it doesn't lead to another fucking barbarian hunt. The artificer says we'll be back in the air in two hours. He said that four hours ago. We're going to be stuck here for the night. Sucks.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:44 No.17659794
    And here come the Daemons.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:45 No.17659805
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    lol reductio ad absurdum.
    Burden of proof is on the accuser
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:46 No.17659812
    Man whats with these Airships? Do they run on suspension of disbelief? Seriously it's been like a 50/50 chance of something wrong happening. He should talk to the Artificer to see if this is normal.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:48 No.17659831
    Why are some anons so pedantic, most fictional stories will share a multitude of similiarities with others, especially if you compare it to a longer timeline of written text.

    This is not an indication of plagarism, but the natural evolution of story telling.

    Also the burden of proof is almost always on the accuser.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:51 No.17659857
    In the last thread, someone posted that 'if you're ever caught back in time, use this poster to re-invent all sorts of modern technology' picture. One of the first things on the poster is Flight and wing construction. The party should see what they can do about modernizing the airships.

    Also, The party, or at least the Journal Psion, should see what he can do about settling accounts with those gnomes. I'd say scrambling their minds so that they have advanced aphasia, or a compulsive fear of success and money, would be fair enough.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)16:52 No.17659861
    Journal Entry 211

    Something woke me up in the middle of the night. Strong aggression out in the wilds. Before I could alert the on duty guards, we came under attack. Gnolls, a scout party of 5. They were feral. The alert was sent and everyone comes stumbling out from below decks and the fight for the airship began. We outnumbered them but they were prepared. We managed to put them down with some minor injuries and the artificer got his ass back to work. Max got an arrow through his hand, and Avery is working on that. She's having some trouble healing these wounds. The gnolls apparently smeared their weapons with something. The Captain says it's feces. Fucking fantastic. We broke out the anti-disease necklace and are hoping that will help. Austin seems to have some actual medical training and has been cleaning out wounds with some of the crew's alcohol. It burns like a motherfucker.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:53 No.17659876
    Well, hopefully things don't go as bad. Wait, in the woods? I really hope the elves aren't looking for blood...
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:54 No.17659891

    My God, how terrifying. I'd rather run like a sissy than be stabbed by a sword covered in shit. You'd have shit INSIDE YOU, outside your intestines. Yuck.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)16:56 No.17659913

    I thought it was an anti-poison necklace? I'm guessing they got it from the wizard.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)16:59 No.17659938
    It is an anti-poison necklace. The writer assumed it did disease as well since Marcus has been using it exclusively and he hasn't yet caught a STD. At least that anyone's aware of.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:00 No.17659958

    Stupid nigger why would I invent something like that? I could find the translated version of the original novel on my hard drive, where should I upload?

    Can do it through my scribd account
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:02 No.17659971
    depending on your interpretation of how some diseases work - then many diseases do actually poison you...

    in the sense that as bacteria in your system they feed off your and their waste can be poisonous to you - which can shut down organs, do all kinds of damage

    of course, some diseases don't work like that - and fuck you up in other ways

    when the bard's dick falls off we'll know for sure
    >> Leeginn 01/24/12(Tue)17:02 No.17659972
    do it then
    >> Leeginn 01/24/12(Tue)17:03 No.17659981
    bard magic probably makes then auto immune to stds cuz that would just be funny.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:05 No.17659998
    I'd back this up, many effects of bacterial or viral infection can be 'poison' related i.e. botchulism produces toxic waste that causes the negative effects we see. I don't think that's really true for STD's as much but this is fantasy land. I doubt OP has times to bother delving into micro/molecular biology. I give it a pass.
    >> Starshadow 01/24/12(Tue)17:07 No.17660013
    Bard magic has a spell for disease immunity. It can only be played with a flute, and by someone else.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:08 No.17660031

    plus, considering the kind of ppl who made it... who probably didn't know the difference between that kind of disease and poison

    a wizard made it - and wizards have so far not been shown to very... well... thoughtful
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:09 No.17660035
    Wait, seriously?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:10 No.17660049
    Even if the OP ripped this straight off of some old story, I'm still finding this enjoyable. And I doubt the story is set in a D&D universe.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:11 No.17660056
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:11 No.17660059
    I wish more people translated good Polish fantasy novels.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:11 No.17660060

    You guys got owned by OP, please read through the original novel: http://www.scribd.com/doc/79266278/Strangers-Novel
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:12 No.17660064
    Why should I
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:15 No.17660093
    Yo, the URL pointing to the site with the full translation doesn't work. Can you upload it to a filesharing site?
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)17:15 No.17660097
    Google's not coming up with anything for stroveiski novela or Pietr Stanislas Dimiskiev. The website listed isn't real either. Nice try.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:15 No.17660100
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    It's 3 pages that you obviously riffed off of OP's works.

    inb4 not supporting piracy so didn't upload everything
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:16 No.17660103
    I'd appreciate more than a few pages. I'll grant that the similarities are there, but people being sucked into alternate worlds isn't exactly a new thing as far as fantasy goes.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:17 No.17660111
    Like I said, I looked in the Library of Congress archives and catalog. Nothing matches your assertion. Provide a full title and author, or Google-Docs, or Mediafire, or Scribd, or whatever else to prove your claim, but until you do, everyone here will think you're full of shit. And even if your claim is true, we'll think you're a monumental douchebag for trying to ruin one of the best threads/stories we've had here in a long time, hater. So, go ahead and back up your claim and prove yourself a bitch, or stop being such a worthless little shitstain. Either way, I'll still enjoy the story, and 008 is still a better poster than you'll ever be.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:17 No.17660115
    I can think of 1/2 a dozen books without looking from the genre of "human goes to fantasyland"/ "Guy builds stuff and gets laid"
    Of which 008's story is a very good example. Porve your claim beyond a similarity.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:17 No.17660119

    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:18 No.17660121
    Welp. I give it a 6/10 so far.
    Didn't care enough.

    Otherwise commendable work at trolling, anon.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:19 No.17660128
    >Please visit daemonicus.wz to read the full novel
    Brave souls want to try this?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:19 No.17660129

    The text isn't the same. The basic premise for the first two journal entries may be similar, but fuck you, I'm enjoying OP's story.

    Please continue, 008.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:20 No.17660140
    like 008 said, already tried, it's a dead link. No server backs that DNS name, or is indexed by google.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:21 No.17660150
    6/10? What are you basing your scale on? It's fine if it's by your own metric but it's honestly more of a 9/10 compared to other trolls on this site. I'd even give him an extra point for the effort.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:22 No.17660158
    I don't understand. Why does this matter in the least?

    Even if it is a complete rip off, which at this point I don't think it is anyways, but just assuming it is a rip off.

    So what?

    It's a good story. Ignore them and continue please, I'm enjoying the read.

    Captcha: allines 1888

    Apparently Earth was visited my extraterrestrials in 1888.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:22 No.17660164

    >>2006 read the translation date, implying the warez website would still be up.

    The sample is all I have left atm on my computer, read it a long time ago but I'll grab the full novel to prove to everyone who you really are.

    Give me some time to find it, you won't get away with it OP, you shouldn't take credit for something you cheaply copied and barely modified.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:23 No.17660167
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    Library of Congress has no records of any author named Pietr Stanislas Dimiskiev. Or Pietr Dimiskiev. Or any author with the last name of Dimiskiev.

    You just copy/pasted OP's work and changed the name, created a fake author, and were too stupid to realize that your claims are easy to verify or disprove. You're a worthless little bitch. 008 is amazing. Get over it, hater.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:24 No.17660182
    Lets get back to more adventures, none of this derailing crap
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:24 No.17660184
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    We'll be waiting with bells on.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:25 No.17660191

    The site doesn't exist, the troll is a troll. Enormous surprise.
    Can we all please move on?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:25 No.17660197

    Nigger if you knew shit about small fantasy authors and poets from eastern europe, you would know most of them don't get much attention outside of small reviews and small scale publications (which is a shame IMO). I never found the author in any library, but didn't get to Poland though to check it out.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)17:25 No.17660199
    Yeah, have fun modifying 200 something entries. If you wanted to claim I was ripping off something, you should of picked Guardians of the flame which is about people trapped in a d&d campaign. That's at least a real series.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:27 No.17660213
    Content Creator: Microsoft® Office Word 2007

    Lets check the wayback machine then, might have an archive of the site.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:28 No.17660225

    I promise I will come back with the full novel, I ll find a link within two hours maximum you retard, so keep your claimless suspicions of myself modifying "your" work for yourself, we both know what you're trying to achieve, and I got better things to with my life than trolling a random author like you.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:30 No.17660230
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    Library of Congress maintains records of EVERYTHING legally published in every civilized country on Earth. Every book, poem, song, movie, play, or comic that has been produced in Europe, the Americas, or Asia in the last 150 years is on file. It's the go-to resource for checking copyright infringement. You're still a liar, and a troll, and a hater.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:30 No.17660236
    >I got better things to with my life than trolling a random author like you

    Apparently not.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:31 No.17660246
    You're right. This is quality stuff in that effort was put into it,
    which would make it 8/10 due to it falling apart when the files were produced.
    Yet I wasn't buttflustered by the possibility that the OP was plagiarizing, so I guess it needed more to it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:31 No.17660248
    in B4 the novel ends at entry 210.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:33 No.17660259
    ITT: People can't google a novel. Link seems legit, you're a bad person OP, a very bad person!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:33 No.17660260
    008, thank you for all your amazing work creating this story. It's a masterpiece and sure to go down in /tg/ history as some of the best writing we've ever had. Please ignore the troll and continue working. If he pops back up, we'll pick him apart some more. No need for you to worry about it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:34 No.17660266
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:35 No.17660279
    >we both know what you're trying to achieve

    What in the nine hells could he possibly be trying to achieve? What possible malicious intent could he have under the assumption that this text is plagiarism (Which I am fairly certain that it is not)?

    Fuck off back to your hole you feral.

    9/10. You not only got me to respond, you managed to get an emotional response. You made up evidence with a fake website to boot. Near-professional tolling.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:35 No.17660281
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    So, lets review. We have a claim of plagiarism backed by a very poorly written 3 page PDF that's tangentially related to OP. Suspending our disbelief here since you just created the scribd account and uploaded said document, the PDF says it was created in Microsoft Word 2007. The translation occurred in 06 according to the PDF. Furthermore, any listing for the author on either the Library of Congress, Google, or Google.pl comes up with exactly nothing. The site listed as being the host is not online, and does not appear in the wayback machine. Even the original name of the novel 'Obcy' translates not to Strangers, but to Aliens.

    Conclusion: 2/10, you actually tried. Go make a 4e > 3.5e thread if you want some real buttraeg.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:39 No.17660323
    Yeah, that sounds about right. I'd give him 9/10 for really sticking with it and more-or-less completely derailing the thread, though.

    Anyway, OP, please continue.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:40 No.17660336
    Actually, obcy does translate to stranger. There are a few other books with that in the title and they translate to stranger.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:40 No.17660337

    - Of course I just created the account, said before in this thread, and it was created through word 2007 because that's the soft I use to read my words files you know? I said I had the file on my computer.

    - Site is 2006, sorry for not maintaining it online since it doesn't fucking belong to me? What's the usual life span of warez forums :/ sorry dude...

    - Obcy: Change your translator or ask a polishfag you faggot.

    You can blindly defend OP if you want to, no wonder his work will never be publish since his ass would be sued to death by the original author's family
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:41 No.17660351
    Still doesn't explain why no record of the author or the book exists besides your doc on scribd.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:41 No.17660353
    Eh, teaches me to believe google translate. Either way,
    >translated in 06
    >uses 07 MS Word
    Yeah, no.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:43 No.17660374
    This right here. Records are kept of pretty much every published work in the last century and a half. If it existed, it would show up somewhere. It hasn't.

    2+2 = ...?

    I can give you a 3/10, for sticking to it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:43 No.17660386

    >blindly defend OP

    >any listing for the author on either the Library of Congress, Google, or Google.pl comes up with exactly nothing

    you're really not backing down are you? provide proof and we shall accept. until then back to /b/ with you
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:43 No.17660387
    kurwa jebany polacy
    pl pl 11!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:44 No.17660401
    That still doesn't explain why there is no record of anybody with that author's name anywhere on the internet. If you want to sound credible, give us a wikipedia page, or a biography site or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:45 No.17660410

    Sincerely dunno about this man, I'll check the publishing company which might very well be a local crappy publisher for all I know. Maybe he never got to be known much, how the hell would I know about the author's life, all I know is that I read this before! Why the hell would I make this kind of crap up
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:45 No.17660411
    Then host the word file online, surely you wouldn't mind tossing it up somewhere?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:45 No.17660418
    Your lack of evidence is your undoing. OK, if you've got a translated copy, post entry.... 300 for us. Go ahead. Skip ahead of 008's work and post something straight from the novel that doesn't exist in any records.

    Really, your ignorance of the LoC is your undoing. I can look up obscure french porn comics from the 1870's there, and propaganda posters from the Bolshevik Revolution, yet there's still no trace of your fictional novel.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:46 No.17660422
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    lol are you stupid? It may have been translated in 06, but that doesnt mean it wasnt just reprinted onto 07 word. Holy crap you must be retarded or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:46 No.17660433
    Even if this does exist, its already at the point where no one could ever sue OP for plagiarism. If the article isn't in the Library of Congress, and isn't easily accessible in the US, it would be *exceptionally* difficult to prove he stole it.

    1/10, I posted a response.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:48 No.17660456
    Stop responding to the troll, /tg/. Good job thoroughly disapproving him, but learn to move on.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:48 No.17660463
    You guys can be so stubborn sometimes, I ll get back to you asap I'm sure I'll find the original copy. If I don't show up again, consider me a fucking troll then, coupled with a giant faggot that deserves to be face raped, I'll be fine I know I'm right.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)17:49 No.17660468
    Troll has successfully derailed the thread apparently.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:50 No.17660476
    Just keep posting mate, it's only derailed because there's nothing else to talk about.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:50 No.17660477
    Nah, if you start posting again we'll get right back on track.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:50 No.17660483
    Temporarily, at least. Get back to work, word slave.

    And I mean that in the nicest way possible--this has been pretty cool so far.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:51 No.17660490
    Nah. Keep posting and we'll get back on track. Please.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)17:51 No.17660495
    Journal Entry 212

    We managed to get back in the air and we're in Nespidax. Avery's been periodically checking on our wounds to make sure nothing goes bad. Max got use of his hand back, but it's a little puffy, even with the wound closed. So Nespidax. One of the larger trade hubs on the circuit. This city is pretty racially mixed for an actual Kingdom. The buildings are mostly wood and plaster with thatched roofing. It's main export is mineral wealth, from a series of mines, which flows south-eastward rather then Czebron's mineral exports which flow South-west along the trade circuit. We're set up in the inn for the night. Unfortunately there is no airship going to our next stop, Ainfield. We'll have to make due traveling with a trade caravan on foot. I hope Max, Ian and Austin are up for the task.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:53 No.17660512
    Holy crap, for once I was really onto some /tg/ story and I learn it's probably some bullcrap plagiarism. Fuck you /tg/ :( oh well, back to some Stephen Hawking I guess
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:53 No.17660523

    you are such a boss.

    oh go away already, you got stomped, stop being such a tryhard.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)17:55 No.17660554
    Thank you for not giving up.

    Also the troll has one critical failure:
    Who in the nine hells would save a short .doc snippet (that doesn't even get the story going) instead of the full text for several years until the site containing the full version goes down? Nobody. That's who.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:01 No.17660617
    OP should begin creating a psuedo-story for the troll to copy into his work, then post the real stuff afterwards to catch him in his own bullshit.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:02 No.17660625
    Or just ignore him, because no one gives a damn.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:03 No.17660632
    Fuck the troll. Nobody cares about the troll. I'm here for OP's story of awesometiems.

    OP, you are a wizard, this thread is a wizard, and you should feel like a wizard.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:04 No.17660652
    Success breeds jealousy (4 successful threads so far).

    Keep up the good work 008
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)18:07 No.17660678
    Journal Entry 213

    We kind of lucked out. We hooked up with a trade caravan hauling iron and copper and we're getting paid to guard it. Three of us lack weapons so they're to stay with the caravan if we get attacked. Our trip should take 4 days through the plains. No known barbarian tribes out here so that's a relief. Max keeps asking me for my gun, since I already have a sword. I'm not giving him my gun. He should of brought his own gun. So we're all chatting away while on our long walk when it suddenly gets out that Marcus has been sleeping with non humans. Ian flips his shit about it, calling it bestiality and all that. Won't go near him. Marcus gave the “any port in a storm” response and they've been arguing about it ever since. Like there's not enough to deal with.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:11 No.17660740
    >I'm not giving him my gun. He should of brought his own gun.
    This made me laugh.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:11 No.17660746
    >Ian flips his shit about it, calling it bestiality and all that

    I can't wait until he gets dunk and bangs a half-orc.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:12 No.17660762
    It's a trap! Don't trust the newbies!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:13 No.17660778
    I see no problem with this. Elf females are hotter than human females.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:19 No.17660853
    >other races are more than capable of holding conversation, abstract thought, and even *gasp* giving consent

    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:20 No.17660868
    Okay gotta admit I can no longer find the original novel online, if anyone ever manages to grab please post on these threads to spread the truth.

    In the meantime, enjoy your rip off /tg/, you seem to like it.

    To prove OP sucks I will start my own writing thread and we will see who gets more views in the end.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:23 No.17660906
    >Look at all of my mad, I have so much of it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:23 No.17660910
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    Racists gonna racist. And besides, it's not like they've even really gotten any worldly perspective; they basically went straight from arrival to slavery and being experimented on.

    >pic related
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:24 No.17660920
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    >I'm starting my own writing thread with blackjack and hookers

    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:25 No.17660941

    4/10 Burden of proof is on you broski
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:27 No.17660962
    Oh God this is gonna be good.

    008, you're getting your own hatefic!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:27 No.17660973
    You claim the original was written by some polish hack in 1982.

    >digital cameras, smartphones, ipads, microSD, solar flashlights, mp3 players etc.
    >characters having trouble walking because lazy life in 1982 poland.

    Sure thing, troll. Too bad you don't know what life was like in 1982.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:28 No.17660985

    At least I don't spend my day reading some 12yo neckbeard who gets applauded and praised by nerds for illegaly copying some fantasy novel, and this with very little talent and the vocabulary of a nigger
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:29 No.17661011

    You know anticipation is a genre in itself right, nigger? Go read some books and not some retarded RPG material
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:31 No.17661043
    Clearly you do. You're starting shit about it.



    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:32 No.17661044
    You are desperate, aren't you?

    Also newfags confirmed for bitches. Whining about guns and non-human sex, pshaw, they should be busy thanking the PCs for saving their asses.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:33 No.17661063
    Ian confirmed for retard.

    Let's see how long he lasts, comparing non-humans to animals.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:34 No.17661068

    Then why do you participate in something you so vehemently hate. Your score was 8/10, but now its just sad especially since you've gone back on your word of providing concrete evidence.

    Final score 5/10, passing grade.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)18:34 No.17661084
    Journal Entry 214

    We came upon a broken down caravan today. We had a short standoff until we could prove that we weren't hostile, and they the same. Their caravan guards were tribal lizard people. Pretty unusual. Their axle brace or something snapped and were stranded. Our caravan leader decided we should help. None of us Terrans had a clue how to fix it, so we stood around and chatted with the other caravan guards, the lizards. They're a distrustful bunch and after some poking around, I could see why. They aren't treated very well by the other civilized races, but most of the tribal groups aren't. This group has been doing the Nespidax to Ainfield run to bring in money for their tribe and keep because they're searching for someone, one of their own that ran off. They wouldn't say why they're after this one, but I sensed that he was an important figure in the tribe, so it's not like an escaped criminal or exile. I noticed that while Max and Austin were initially..distressed? At dealing with big armed lizard people, they eventually warmed up to them. Ian stayed pretty cold to towards them the whole time. Anyways, it took a good 5 hours to get the other cart fixed. They had to make a new one out of wood which meant cutting down a tree and cutting it down and all that. Pain in the ass.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:39 No.17661128
    Sure, I'll believe that some polish hack wrote sci-fi in 1982 that anticipated smartphones and life in decrepit capitalist future and decided to use it as a backdrop only instead of writing awesome sci-fi.

    Oh, wait. Poland did not exist in 1982. It was a part of the glorious communistic Soviet Union. Oops. Good times.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:40 No.17661134
    Get him drunk and laid with a half elf or half orc. That'll shut him up. Also, they need to start prepping these guys. Bring them to the orcs or something for combat training. If they want to survive they're going to need some serious combat training, or they'll have to discover their own powers to study. Also, heading back to Aelyiin seems a bad idea to me. Or has everyone forgotten the Bard's bastard son? Shenanigans inbound.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:42 No.17661159
    I certainly forgot about it. That'll be fun times.

    Though they probably need to go back there sooner or later, there was that one guy studying there and all.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:43 No.17661170
    Hell, someone needs to give Ian the job of babysitting the kid.

    Let's see what happens when the racist gets saddled with a half-breed to watch.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)18:44 No.17661177
    To tell you the truth, I almost forgot about the bastard son. Excellent.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:45 No.17661187
    How long is the gestation period for a half-elf born to an elven mother? Given the lifespan of elves, she might still be pregnant.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:45 No.17661189
    He'll explode from pure rage and discovers his awesome berserker powers.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:45 No.17661195
    Ian is no fa/tg/uy.

    I don't see why the three newcomers (and the adventuring party for that matter) don't just settle down and become
    a) instructors in things like basic math, science, or "alchemy" (chemistry)
    b) apprentices to artificers
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:46 No.17661209

    Did you even read Orwell nigger? I won't even start to argue with you since you'll end up looking like a retard and I have no time to waste with you.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:48 No.17661225
    try harder
    but do it somewhere else
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:49 No.17661233
    Orwell didn't anticipate any of that stuff either.

    All he did was combine the TV and the telephone.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:49 No.17661245
    dem dubs. Also, within 35 of autosage, just as a heads up
    >> Starshadow 01/24/12(Tue)18:50 No.17661247
    Pretty sure I read this in a player handbook at some point. I can't remember the specifics but it should be more than 9 months for a half-elf.

    dohoho! Looks like the bard has some diplomacy checks in his future. Lets see if he mans the fuck up or enters a martial trance.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)18:54 No.17661283
    Yes. Unlike you.
    If you'd read it you'd know it predicts nothing of the sort, except flat-screen televisions with CCTV cameras.

    Maybe you watched the movie instead?
    Oh, what's that? It predicted halfbreed computer-typewriters also? Still no android phones? Well. Can't win always.

    Troll smarter, not harder.

    Also to anyone enjoying this thread I'd like to recommend works by Janusz Zajdel, coincidentally also Polish.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)18:58 No.17661320
    Journal Entry 215

    Welcome to Ainfield, one of the main distribution hubs on the circuit. No airship port unfortunately. What they do have is two rivers that split off in head in different directions and are being used as trade routes. The city is all wood building with a wood stake wall around it. Their main export used to be wood, but the area's been clear-cut. Now it's just a distribution hub that would probably cease to exist the second trade stopped. From here, we'll jump a river boat to Hebiry and see where their airship can get us. Avery and I had a long talk with Ian about his racial issues. Yeah, he's a little racist and he's having trouble adapting because of it. I can't exactly dive in and fix that so it's something he's going to have to get used to in his own time I guess. Anyways, the booze is cheap here so we're all getting hammered at the tavern and we leave in the morning.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:01 No.17661349
    I think it's a year, not entirely for sure. It's a little longer than humans but not as long as an Elf.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:01 No.17661350
    inb4 the bard fucks another girl stupid
    Also inb4 Ian gets drunk and sleeps with a non-human
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:04 No.17661379
    Bards man, they can't be tied down to just ONE woman/man. I wonder has the bard slept with a guy? I mean he's a bard, and he could've gotten really drunk and slept with a guy.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:04 No.17661382
    Don't let him find out about Zarus.

    Man, I can only imagine what would happen if a klansman got 'ported here.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:05 No.17661400
    Fucker would eventually get his shit slapped by Orcs.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:08 No.17661424
    >Anyways, the booze is cheap here so we're all getting hammered at the tavern and we leave in the morning.

    Oh god, why. This will not end well.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:17 No.17661549
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    you mean palor the burning hate?
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)19:40 No.17661785
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    Journal Entry 216

    We had a minor emergency this morning. We couldn't find Austin for a few hours. He turned up in an alley with his clothes strewn all over. Luckily he didn't take any of his stuff when him when he wandered off for..this. Avery cleared up some of his hangover and we went off to get ready. Apparently he decided to try and “drink himself home” and may have been had sloppy drunken sex with a local, or tried to, or something. We're pretty sure he wasn't prostituting himself anyways. At least we hope. That's Marcus's job. So we're on a boat trip. It's pretty relaxing so far. It's a river junk loaded with cargo from other cities heading for Hebiry. It should take a day and a half depending on the weather. I've taken up fishing off the side with a rod that the crew lent me. I'm totally cheating and tricking the fish into biting. It's just not as satisfying though it is funny.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:42 No.17661805
    No sense of right and wrong!
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:43 No.17661809
    > We're pretty sure he wasn't prostituting himself anyways. At least we hope. That's Marcus's job.

    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:43 No.17661810
    >controlling fish
    >suddenly, AQUAMAN
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:44 No.17661822
    >We're pretty sure he wasn't prostituting himself anyways. At least we hope

    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:45 No.17661832
    >I'm totally cheating and tricking the fish into biting

    I laughed.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:45 No.17661835
    God damn it.
    >We're pretty sure he wasn't prostituting himself anyways. At least we hope. That's Marcus's job.

    Stupid fucking second-hand mouse and keyboard.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:48 No.17661860
    >comparing journal psion to aquaman
    apologize to 008
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:50 No.17661894
    I regret nothing.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:52 No.17661918
    How close are we to autosage?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)19:52 No.17661926
    13 after this post
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)20:14 No.17662218
    Journal Entry 217

    Ah Hebiry. It's been a month or two since we've been here. The place has kind of an old Italian/Mediterranean feel to it. When we arrived, a fair was in full swing, so we joined in the festivities. Some town founding celebration. A cookoff, some booze testing, dancing, games. Marcus got on stage and played some U2 for a bit. The locals didn't seem to mind so whatever. We had fun. It seemed that our three newbies finally managed to unwind and have a good time. Picked up some gossip in town. There's been retreating tribals coming up the trade road from Wolflake on a regular basis. First shifters, then wild-elves, always in small groups. In response, Hebiry's set up a border patrol and are building a manned guard fort, anticipating inbound undead eventually. They've been petitioning all churches trying to get more help in, but it takes awhile for messages to get around. In other news, Winterfield has been sacked by the barbarians and they have been cut off completely. Their new airship trader has been skipping over them and going directly to Brightly until things get under control. None of the other nations want to get involved since it was a problem that could have been dealt with but was ignored by the king until he was disposed of.
    >> Dogstar !!sKGW1u0HNtI 01/24/12(Tue)20:15 No.17662237
    I wonder if the Narrator's ever seen a map of the world and bothered to draw it in his journal, wink wink.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:16 No.17662245
    Thank the gods he's in a new world, back on earth he would have been lynched
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:19 No.17662286

    nudge, nudge? saynomore saynomore?
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/24/12(Tue)20:23 No.17662353

    Know wha I mean, know what I mean?
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)20:25 No.17662368
    I have a very vague "map" that's really labeled points that I'm constantly rearranging as I add more cities. No land design or anything. The journal writer on the other hand does have a map he got from his first airship ride and has been using it to plan the party trips.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:32 No.17662487
    Spread the truth about 008 : >>17662424

    Feel free to contribute with some OC writings, every comments welcome!
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)20:33 No.17662506
    Journal Entry 218

    Where to begin. While Marcus and Austin were out seeing about airship travel, I was sitting in town square watching them clean up after the festival and checking over some things in my Journal when some Elf girl, young looking, early teens maybe? It's hard to tell with them. Anyways, she walks up and stops, then starts looking over my shoulder. She can fucking read English! Kind of. I grabbed her and made her start talking. Almost got the attention of the guards and I scared the shit out of her. So several generations back, some human got mixed in her family tree and they've been learning this “mysterious” language as tradition ever since and have even deployed it as a secret code in the family business, one of the wineries. All their recipes and anything else they don't want anyone else to read is done up in rudimentary English. She's off trying to set up a meeting with one of the elder family members who may have been alive back then. I've gathered up everyone and we're going to check in once we get word back. Oh yeah, airship news. The Hebiry airship isn't going anywhere right now since Wolflake is kind of out of the trade loop now. I'll see if I can convince them to hit Aeyllin or Ashvale later. After we're done with this more important stuff.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:34 No.17662514
    ...Wow, he REALLY went ahead and made his own thread.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:37 No.17662559
    Don't respond to it, just let it 404. Paying him any attention will just encourage him.

    OH SHI-

    >So several generations back, some human got mixed in her family tree
    >several generations
    Several elf generations. That's a fucking long ass time. Though I guess maybe there's some half elf in there? But whatever. Guessing whoever taught them isn't alive no more.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:40 No.17662608

    Everyone just ignore it.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:43 No.17662665
    I agree. It IS kind of hilarious though. He's soooo desperate for attention.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:56 No.17662861
    New thread yet?
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:57 No.17662878
    new thread soon Stalker
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)20:59 No.17662916
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)21:00 No.17662943
    Journal Entry 219

    We got our appointment and went to meet with this family. Well, one of them anyways. The sister of the woman who married the human. The actual wife had died a century ago due due to some kind of magic plague running through the area at the time. So around four hundred years ago, her sister falls for a human and they get married. Erik Lewis, a Druid. He claimed he's was from a far off land with strange ways and stranger magic. She didn't know much more about his past, she hadn't cared at the time and was against the union. He did introduce some new kind of fermentation method which they still employ. He settled down on the winery and worked, had kids and eventually died of old age. Well, at least someone had their happily ever after. She didn't have much more to offer aside from that.
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)21:02 No.17662968
    >inb4 the elf girl that Marcus got pregnant is related to this family
    >> Leeginn 01/24/12(Tue)21:04 No.17662992
    >> Anonymous 01/24/12(Tue)21:06 No.17663020
    Everyone loves the booze, no matter what plane they are from.

    P.S. Auto-sage has been hit.
    >> 008 01/24/12(Tue)21:22 No.17663257
    New Thread >>17663235

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