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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: The Call of Captain-thulhu
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 17, 2014, 11:22:15 PM »
So my wife and I are playing our usual meandering long since should have been scrapped/retired game, and I revealed to her character that rather than having moved out of the state 2 years ago, she actually died and had spent most of that time in hell before being resurrected with her memories altered to forget her mortal demise, and replacing it with a vanilla fantasy of having lived in Texas for a while before accepting that she ran away because emotions.

She later said, 'Hell? Really? i know my character isn't a saint but did she really deserve to go to Hell?'

'Out of all the things that happened in that exchange,' I said, 'the part that you stick on is that after her death she went to hell?' At which point my wife nodded.

'Well,' I said, 'There really aren't words in the human language or experience to describe the condition of human souls after death in a setting where Cthulhu is real.'

'Can we just go back to her being in Hell? That was better,' she said.

'
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Free Word Association
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 17, 2014, 11:15:53 PM »
Prattle
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Cavern of Inane Natter / Re: Today, writing feels like...
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 17, 2014, 11:14:41 PM »
On the cusp of a dreadfully busy weekend (co-hosting a Horse show saturday, and providing room for 3 guests over said weekend) sitting down with a glass of bourbon and a few quiet hours on the Citadel, writing, feels like spending time with a pretty girl. She's pretty, and she likes me, but I won't see her after this for a little bit, and while we might hold hands and flirt at the table over dinner, she won't be coming home with me tonight.
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Moderated Freeform / Re: [Operation One] Cosmic Era Mecha Game
« Last post by Scrasamax on April 17, 2014, 11:08:54 PM »
Before the Carry-alls were back at the mechadrome, the Arco San Louis news department had already received it's video junkets from the base media officer, and had compiled and generated their own various recreations (virtual and online of course) to demonstrate the awesome might of the Federation, and it's nigh unstoppable mecha. Some stories hovered over the military porn, while others were littered with anti-Amerikka Command propaganda.

Re: Social Media Policy - There is an open social media policy, the mechwarriors are intended to be local celebrities, and the arco residents are going to be interesting in their opinions on things. There are a few rules, aside from supporting the Federation and keeping the Federation line, Mechwarriors are strongly discouraged from imposing their opinions on political or policy matters. Have a favorite brew, favorite place to hang out, favorite sports team, have an opinion on the Designated Hitter, and cyborgs in contact sports, even if it is controversial, people love that.

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Hollen's Prize / Re: OOC
« Last post by Silveressa on April 17, 2014, 07:50:39 PM »
Did Quan get set on fire too? Just need to know before I post again.  :wink:
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Hollen's Prize / Re: OOC
« Last post by EchoMirage on April 17, 2014, 06:58:32 PM »
Sure.
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Hollen's Prize / Re: OOC
« Last post by Silveressa on April 17, 2014, 06:41:57 PM »
I assume Quan is helping Autumn with repairs too? (At least until Dozus gets back to play him?)
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Moderated Freeform / Re: [Coldforged - 1423] Ardenwald
« Last post by Coventinae Fate-Weaver on April 17, 2014, 06:10:55 PM »
As soon the battle was over, Aeomi had hurried over to where Elquin stood.

"I need one of the fragments, Elquin", she said and as soon as she had it, she put the broken piece of the Amorphae into a silvery cup, and she quickly put a lid on it.

"To keep the spirit from fading completely!", she said to Elquin, then she had secreted herself away until nightfall. The next three nights, Aeomi, Rune and U'Kriel had worked on a ritual, and all through the night they clamored and chanted.

They burnt incense and poured water from a decanter, sprinkling it over the crimson piece of Amorphae. And all through the nights, there was a certain tension. One time the spirit reappeared, but this time within a circle of salt that Aeomi had prepared. It hissed and sputterd, even threatened her viciously. Then she forced the spirit down into the blade, pouring the blessed salt nearer and nearer, until it had nowhere else to go, but into the blade.

In the end she held Red Fang into the air. She could feel it hum with latent power; it felt like it was vibrating slightly in her palms. It's edge was so sharp, it bit into the meat where her right thumb met the palm, and trickling blood seeped into the blade. Meanwhile Rune and U'Kriel chanted, the Ugeroth's baritone voice lending a sinister feel to the ceremony.

****

Vitoriel listened in on Elquin's tale. "It is true", she said. "I... Questioned the old crone that came running out of the forest. She was indeed his lover, and she expected Dieter back, but he never returned. He was to enter the forest and find these Vampyre Faeries that the Master spoke about. An option would be to enter the forest ourselves, to search for clues therein. Or we could go further down the road, to the next village and see what we find there."
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Hollen's Prize / Re: A Fast Exit
« Last post by EchoMirage on April 17, 2014, 06:08:20 PM »
To Sunny's wonder, the corpses were gone, just the cabin where they had found the diary laid in ruin from the Captain's passing.
But then, she did not exactly need a hectoliter of blood for her analysis - the amount in a crack in the floor more than sufficed.

The many-headed creature was gone, just its secretions were smeared across the room. Irina lay there, unguarded.
Sunny shrugged, and impatiently placed the sample in the sequencer.
Hard to imagine that once, the Human Genome Project - the effort to sequence exactly that - took some fifteen years, and cooperation across a planet.

She then gazed as the computer began to sputter out data, identifying passages of euchromatin, heterochromatin, probable introns, exons and splicing sites, promoter sequences, the DNA's modifications and associated proteins, and it analyzed on and on.
Her brow furrowed - this was a whole lot of DNA. Of course, if the beasts were poikilotherm, a larger extent of the genome was expected to code for proteins that were operational at various temperatures. Still, the amount of information was excessive. Especially given that according to the DNA's methylation state, the critter wasn't even using much of the euchromatin.

Curious.

"Where am I?" a female voice spoke, her words slightly slurred.
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Moderated Freeform / Re: [Coldforged - 1423] Ardenwald
« Last post by Shadoweagle on April 17, 2014, 05:53:13 PM »
Elquin breathed heavily - it had been an exhausting day! Carefully, he knelt down and collected the fragile pieces of the Amorphae, securing them in his pack.
"Dieter was here some months back. The prisoners held no indication of which way he went, but it seems the. Crone which lived in the hut by the woods was in fact his lover. I think our best course of action would be to either search the forest along the edges to see if we can find some old traces of him, or find the next nearest village and make inquiries there. But first some rest would be wise. What direction should we take, Masters?"
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