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Adding action to a RPG in General
Guardian
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Profile #7
Kinda like when one of my games used to lag hella bad and it was like bam, I can matrix dodge and crap yo. Well, there goes any credibility I ever might have had. Anyway, I personally like the current Spiderweb style. There's something to be said for oldschool RPGs. Real-time RPGs can be okay, but sometimes I just need that RPG I can play in the background while I have to do other stuff too.

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Pied Piper Project IV: A New Bot in General
Guardian
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Profile #11
But what you missed is the fact that the last time I checked it(a couple of weeks ago) it did have stuff from the time period I referenced, but now it doesn't. I was just curious as to why.

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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
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Profile #454
And stuff like that is why James keeps Yumi around. He'll need to have years of therapy afterwards, but not having your plans ruined because of falling for cheap tricks is worth it... barely.

[ Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:47: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Legends of Divinity IC in General
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Profile #174
James teleported to just outside of Kirkwood, where he waved his hands around and chanted, conjuring a pile of giant rocks. He then did a similar ritual and the rocks began shaping themselves into average quality stone structures and a wall surrounding them. After the buildings were shaped, James cast another spell to created trenches around the new buildings. Finally, with his last spell, the most simplistic of the bunch, he filled the trenches with water. "That should suffice. Good thing that was good enough, cause I'm about spent for the day. I really wish I could just cast me up some gold so I wouldn't ever have to do this kind of crap again," James thought to himself, "now all I have to do is get some people in it, and I'll be set." James teleported back to the Shrine where a long line of people were waiting.

"My apologies for keeping you fine individuals waiting," James said sincerely, "I'm sure the majority of you would prefer to have a place to stay after joining my army, so I had to make the appropriate arrangements. One of my lovely assistants will hand each of you the appropriate paperwork to sign in order to join up. It basically asks you for your name and a summery of your combat experience. It is important that you answer all questions as honestly as possible. Take note the woman who hands you your paper. She will be your commanding officer. If you don't believe in female equality, then you might as well leave now."

After a few hours of processing the new troops and establishing a training grounds and the fortress, James was approached by his Oracle. "Your holiness, news from the battle-front," the Oracle said with some degree of excitement. "Very well," James said with a calmness previously unseen for him, "show me." The Oracle sent detailed images of the Seoth and Geltor fight into James's mind. "Not a bad move," James said, "good thing Geltor doesn't have a Yumi or that so wouldn't have worked. Though, I can't help but wonder how someone so childish can easily see through stuff. Oh well, I'm not going to complain. On second thought, I'll complain all I want. I mean seriously, what the hell is wrong with that woman?!!! Yeah, I should stop before she hears me and I lose the best person in the group and whoever she unintentionally kills in her blinding rage... Wait, come to think of it, I've never seen her ever get angry. Ever. Strange. Oh well, I really need to get back to work. Good thing I don't need to"

EDIT(you might want a cot and a pillow for this long-winded SoB. Hopefully it will be interesting enough for y'all):

***Some time ago***

Suddenly, Joshua appeared behind Geltor. "You're a hard little monster to track down," Joshua said politely, as a random lightning bolt struck behind him. Geltor quickly turned around and shouted, "Who are you and what do you want?!" "Oh, allow me to introduce myself. I am Joshua Black, attorney at law," Joshua replied, "and it's not what I want, it's what my employer wants. My boss requests that you call off your invasion of this mortal realm. In exchange for that, you and your kind will not be mercilessly hunted down and destroyed by the forces of Minoko, Goddess of Corporate Enterprises." "Why would someone like that even care what I do," Geltor said with some irritation in his voice, indication a certain degree of boredom with this dialog. "It's very hard to make money when the world is destroyed. That and you owe her your Evil Villain Guide fees. You really are behind on your payments. According to our records, your last payment was sometime around never," Joshua said calmly, "For your co-operation, you and your minions will be given a small portion of land on which to live and/or a reasonable sum of money with which to relocate. However, lack of co-operation will result in swift and deadly retribution. Attacking Minoko, myself, James the Deity, or any other employee and/or follower of Minoko will nullify any and all protection you would have otherwise received and could potentially result in a heavy penalty, such as a fine. If there are no questions or complaints, I will begin to draw up the paper work for you to sign."

***Meanwhile***

Kesh appeared before Kuber in a bright green flash. "Who are you," Kuber said with some slyness to his voice, "and what does some pathetic mortal want with me?" "Greetings my good sir, I am Kesh Torahn, loyal servant of Minoko, Godess of Corperate Enterprises," Kesh said in an uncharacteristically friendly tone, "I have come to address my master's concerns about your operations." "What of them," Kuber said with some agitation, "I don't have to answer to the likes of her." "Oh, but you do," Kesh said with a smile, "I'm afraid you're out of you element just a bit. According to our files, you only cover legitimate business, while businesses of more questionable natures, such as racketeering and false religions, fall under Minoko's domain. Additionally, some of your thugs have even gone so far as to assault worshipers of the great and powerful goddess. You have two choices. You can either quit now while your ahead or you can continue working with Minoko's blessing, provided of course that you give her a reasonable cut of the before other expenses profits. Of course she will provide you with some degree assistance as needed," "And if I refuse," Kuber said with some degree of confidence in his voice. "Well, I suppose you will have to discuss that with Minoko," Kesh said without hesitation, "I am only here to offer you the deal, not recognize your acceptance of it. You have about a week to think the matter over, after which I will return to take you to her so that you may tell her your answer." Having said his piece, Kesh teleported off in a green flash of light.

***Meanwhile***

Ryan appeared before Seoth in a flash of blue light. Before Seoth even noticed him, Ryan said, "Hello, Seoth. My name is Ryan Artanis. I have come to relay a request from my master, Minoko, Goddess of Corporate Enterprises. She would like for you to tone the down the whole undead army thing. It's really lame. Almost as lame as a demon army. Additionally, our records show that you have yet to pay back your various debts to James the Deity, who is employeed by Minoko for something. I'm not sure exactly what, since he's basically useless. As best as myself and the others can tell, all James is good for is being a love slave. Anyway, I'm rambling. Payments, as well as a personal visit, are expected to be readied and carried out at the end of the week. Failure to comply will result in some overly generic punishment that in no form or fashion is enough for the infractions, ect. ect. ect. Blah Blah Blah. And some other crap you don't actually care about or really need to know." Having said that, Ryan muttered some words and teleported off in a flash of blue light.

***At roughly the same time***

"Ah, good, they've started," Minoko said to a woman with green hair and green eyes, wearing chainmail with various armor pieces tacked on top of it. "So why didn't you just tell them to go ahead and do it," the woman said, "it would've been much easier." "Yes, well, that's not as fun," Minoko replied, "besides, every now and then you have to let a guy go off and do what he thinks is his own idea. Gives them the illusion that they have some control over their own lives. For some reason men hate it when women boss them around and whenever they do get to do what they want it's almost always something that's really stupid and gets them in a lot of trouble." "So do human women put up with that crap," the woman asked. "Because every now and then, they do the unexpected and get something right," Minoko replied, "of course not all men are equal in their ability do things how they should be done. Anyway, if you'll excuse me, I've got some important things to do." Having concluded the conversation, Minoko walked to her room. As soon as she was in her room, she bolted to door, laid down, and looked at her picture of James. "I'm such a fool," she thought to herself, "I let the best thing that ever happened to me slip out of my hands, twice. When he needed me most, I wasn't there for him. It doesn't matter if he doesn't love me, I should have stood by him. I might as well get used to the idea of never being anything more to him than a tool, even though I deserve so much more from him. He always talks about holding a woman tightly and telling her how much she means to you, but he never once did that for me. I deserved that much at least..." As Minoko thought some more, she got more angry and eventually threw the picture into the wall, shattering the frame. "I hope he dies," Minoko shouted as tears began to form in her eyes. "I deserved so much more than he gave me," Minoko said softly to her self as she started crying, "I'm a lot prettier, smarter, and nicer than those hussies he's been with in the past. Why wasn't I good enough for him?! What is so wrong with me that he didn't even consider being with me?! I did more for him than anyone else and he can't at least pretend to love me?!" Out of anger, Minoko hit the wall next to her, cracking it. "I hope he dies," Minoko cried. She then grabbed her pillow and held it close to her as she cried uncontrollably.

***Much later***

"So, we've got everyone situated in the appropriate barracks and have done the needed psychological evaluations and surveying of the troops. We've got organization and a functional training program," James said with some pride, "And it only took us two days. I wonder what I could do with a whole week..." As James talked to himself, a beautiful young woman in her early 20s came up to him and tapped him on his shoulder. As he turned around to look at her, she said, "Excuse me your holiness, but a half a dozen very irate, well-dressed individuals are at the gate, requesting an audience with you. They kept saying something about you stealing their land or what not." "Well that's just magical," James said to himself, "Bring them here." Upon receiving her instructions, the woman smiled at James, bowed, and left to carry them out. "300 people in this little army of mine, many of which willing to do what I want them to, and most of them are beautiful woman," James said to himself, "I'm definitely living almost every man's dream with this one. I've gotta admit, though, I expected a lot more guys." "I did notice a lot of guys who were going to join left shortly after Serena ripped out that guys heart because he grabbed her," Lotus said, "Yumi striking down all the 'evil people' with lightning didn't help much either." "You're not entirely blameless yourself," James said, "I'm still getting a lot of complaints about you no being able to control yourself around the women under your command. Granted you haven't gotten too crazy with it yet, but you had better stop. Contrary to what you want to believe, most women don't like other women very much, let alone like that. That misconception originates from lies men like to tell themselves when a woman's not interested in them. Or at least that's the case with human women. Honestly, you're old enough to know all this. I shouldn't be explaining it to you."

As James was wrapping up his conversation with Lotus, a few very wealthy looking people entered the room James was in. "Greetings, sir," one of the women in the group said, "We represent the Kirkwood Chapter of the Land Owner's Association. It has come to our attention that you have unlawfully taken control of the land on which your fortress stands on now. We demand that you do one of the following; tear down the complex, relocate your keep, or properly compensate the land owners whom you have taken the land from." "Just because it has to be said," James said, "What if I don't feel like complying." "We will take you to court, sue you for everything your worth, and have you thrown in prison for the rest of your life," one of the men replied. "Yeah, I'd love to see you guys try," James said boldly, "That would be quite entertaining. Would be even more entertaining if y'all actually pulled it off. However, I really don't feel like dealing with that kinda crap. Tell ya what, I'll meet with those supposed land owners, as well as any relevant officials, and see if we can't work out a mutually beneficial agreement. Try to get those guys here pretty quick, though, I've got a lot of important things scheduled for the nearish future." With that said, James signaled a guard to escort the representatives off the grounds.

[ Sunday, May 27, 2007 18:53: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Release the old games as freeware? in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #3
Truthfully, in this day & age, the Exile games aren't exactly the best marketing tool to use. Good games, but too many people can't get over the graphics.

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Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Adding action to a RPG in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #1
Actually, Oblivion's combat was quite stale and ended up being a bit repetitive after awhile. I'd say Legacy of Kain Defiance and God of War did fighting pretty good. Add some more RPG stuff to them, don't have bad camera angles, and make them less absurdly linear, and sub in your own plot & world. Then, you'd have a great system for an Action RPG. Just don't fill it up with a bunch of retardo filler quests and monsters and have a good plot.

EDIT: I really don't see how someone can think of Oblivion as a great example what isn't a Hack'n'Slash. I hate to break it to you, but there's more strategy in Avernum than Oblivion. Hell, there's more strategy in friggin' Checkers than there is Oblivion. I will give Oblivion this though, at least there's a plot in it, unlike ChatCraft, which is nothing but filler and fluff.

[ Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:36: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #449
Steven Seagal would be proud of that neck-snapping. Now you'll have to start breaking people's arms in awkward ways and you shall be a master of Seagal Fu.

Then when that day comes, young grasshopper, we shall pit Seagal Fu against Wu Pass. It shall be epic.

Okay, I don't know what the hell that crap's supposed to mean. I'll make the serious comments & an IC when N has posted.

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Pied Piper Project IV: A New Bot in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #2
Question, what happens the the really old stuff on that archive? I'm noticing a distinct lack of stuff from early 2003 and 2002(among other dates).

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Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #443
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

quote:
Originally written by LF:

Joshua... Crissy... Murphy... Kesh... Ryan... Lotus...
Just for the record, I'm not following any of this. At all. And I'm barely paying any attention to the continuing adventures of Yumi and Serena, aka two-thirds of James' love triangle.

Um, yeah. It's fairly straight forward if you actually read stuff. Not my fault you don't want to read my stuff. It's not a Love Triangle, so much as a Love Unsolvable Geometric Shape(to be expected from the God of Love). I'll break it down for you anyway.

James, Minoko - 2 powerful deities. Once they got along well, but eventually some had personal problems. James never figured out why, because, well, he's a moron.

Joshua, Kesh, Ryan - 3 powerful guys who do, uh stuff. They hate James, but have more important things to do than fight him.

Serena, Yumi, Lotus - 3 hot chicks with serious mental problems who work for James. Good help is really hard to find these days.

Murphy, Crissy - professional lawyers/mages who work at Joshua's law firm. They probly won't make any major on screen appearances, since all they do is legal stuff.

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Legends of Divinity IC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #171
James teleported off and then promptly returned with Yumi. "So where's the part where a plan comes in at," Serena asked, somewhat confused. "I don't know, it just sounded like a good thing to say at the time," James replied, "now if you'll excuse me, I've got some help wanted posters to stick all over town. With any luck enough people will apply and then I'll be set." Then then teleported off. He started from of end town to the other, placing posters in various locations.

Lotus who hadn't been paying much attention to anything, eventually noticed Yumi. She then stared at Yumi for a bit and thought to herself, "Wow. I mean, wow. Those have got to bigger than my head. I have never seen a more beautiful woman in all my life. I so like to get my hands..." "Hey, why are you drooling," Serena asked. "Wait, I'm what," Lotus responded, "What?! I wasn't longingly staring at Yumi's really big rack. But seriously, though, that woman is hot." Serena just stared at Lotus strangely and backed away slowly.

****Meanwhile in Kirkwood****

A generic thug looking guy was down the street with his buddies, when they noticed a poster. "Looking for mercenaries for my private army. Some form of combat experience recommended, but not required, since all recruits will receive the finest training available. The job has a good base pay and medical benefits, as well as a great War-time bonus pay. Women are especially encouraged to join up. Inquire at the Shrine of James the Deity in the Temple," the thug read aloud. "That doesn't sound too bad, if the pay is good enough," one of the thug's friends said. "Maybe we should go check it out," another thug said. And thus they headed to the temple. As did countless other unemployed and broke people.

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Pen and Paper Anyone? in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #40
Not a bad sounding set up. Somewhat confusing at a glance, but still interesting.

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Pen and Paper Anyone? in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #36
Sadly, that character was the closest thing the group had to one. I'm not kidding. It was pretty harsh. Sure, I had spell, the character's Con was like a 12, so casting Defensively was pretty much a lost cause. By sheer luck, I did get one Ray of Enfeeblement off before dying a pitiful death.

On a sidenote, I just book rolled some stats for two characters under a new DM, and got more than(not by much) a total of 90 for each column^.

^5 different columns, with DM picking which 2 to use to make the characters with

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Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Pen and Paper Anyone? in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #34
quote:
Originally written by Drew:

A point-buy system allowing all 15s is broken. A part of the challenge to DMing (and really, it's an art) is balancing the campaign to accommodate what the players have to work with and how they can develop their characters. One of my favorite campaigns featured a character with a 6 Con in a desert setting; how the player dealt with that was half the fun. A good campaign should be very character-driven
So's regular rolling for some people. A 15's over-rated anyway. I mean hell, it's even odd in a system where that odd score doesn't do you any immediate good. As I've said before, what stats you have should not restrict what you play. What you want to do should. Really horrible stats are a guaranteed choice limiter. Period.

Also, while how you're character with a 6 Con survived in the desert is interesting(and unreasonable for a DM to expect of a player), what's equally interesting is how a character of mine at lv 6 got the crap kicked out of her by a few lv 1 commoners because of her 4 strength, no armor(it was too heavy to carry, let alone wear), and 10 dexterity. That event almost made the whole not being able to carry a house cat while wearing clothing at the same thing seem not quite as bad in comparison.

[ Sunday, May 20, 2007 15:04: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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Profile #433
N & S... Myuh! Er, mail, yo.

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It's About Time in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #23
Since I haven't played WC3... What are Heroes in Warcraft, and are they anything like the units in the C&C games that progressively ranked up as they killed stuff? Or are they people like Tanya or Borris?

I need some clarification....

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It's About Time in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #16
Is it too late to rag on Oblivion? It is? Oh well, I'm going to do it anyway.

That game was boring as hell. It's like what Shadow Warrior(from the guys who brought us Duke Nukem) would've been with a more interactive, detailed environment, better(excluding people) graphics, and a lot less coolness factor.

From an artist stand-point, what I find especially crappy is the custom character generation. Those stupid basket ball headed freaks really got to me quickly. And the textures... my god they were horrific. Soul Calibur 3 and Def Jam Fight for New York had far superior character generation set ups and much more interesting storylines and better replay value.

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It's About Time in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #10
Plus, the Spiderweb plots are better in my professional opinion(and my unprofessional one, too).

But yes, StarCraft 2, which was set up in one of the bonus levels that apparently not everyone found, has been set up for since the StarCraft expansion. It should be good. Not sure if it'll be better than C&C Red Alert 2, or even C&C Generals(I hate you EA Games and your not being as cool as Westwood Studios, and announcing the release of First Decade just after I get Generals), but it should be good none the less.

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"I don't understand a word you just said. Try speaking American. It's the only language I understand."
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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Profile #431
Truthfully, it wouldn't make much sense for the IC to longer unless none of said much in the OOC and got together outside of OOC more to do whatever it is we do in OOC.

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Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity IC in General
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Profile #169
"Not what I would have done, but more power to you if it works," James said, "If you'll excuse me, I've got that recruiting idiots, er, deities, thing to do." With said that, James left Seoth and crew to whatever it was that they needed to do. And returned to the Shrine. He was somewhat surprised to see that neither Serena nor Yumi were there, but didn't think much about it until the next day, when Serena and some other woman came rolling into the Shrine. Eventually James had his Oracle scry for Yumi. After several minutes, the Oracle said, "I've located her, your holiness. She's in an insane asylum." "Well, hell," I could've told you that," Lotus said, "She was being processed about the same time I was. The legal system is surprisingly swift when dealing with women, but for some reason quite slow with men. I find it quite insulting." "Well that's just great," James said, "why does that only happen when I need her for something?!" "We could always break her out," Lotus said casually. "How do you propose we do that," Serena ask. "With fire, and lots of it," Lotus replied with a sadistic smile. "Like your enthusiasm," James said, "but this isn't a time for destruction. It's a time for plan." "Oh. Well, then we're all screwed," Serena said.

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Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity IC in General
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Profile #165
"So let me get this straight, those guys repossessed everything, including stuff that wasn't their property," Joshua said somewhat surprised, "that's a new one on me. I mean wow... just wow... I'll get one of my aids right on it." "What do you mean you'll get one of your aids on it?! I need the best legal representation I can get," Minoko shouted angrily. "Crissy and Murphy are the best," Joshua replied, "Besides, this should be an open and shut, one session event." "Fine. Send them to conduct the lawsuit," Minoko reluctantly gave in. "Now, for the more pressing issue," spoke Joshua, "what's this I keep hearing about demonic armies? More importantly, what are we going to do about it?" "They aren't the only problems," Minoko said, "James recently sent me a note telling me about all of the problems and what he's going to do about it. There's no rhyme or reason to that plan and it mostly seems to consist of a bunch of crude drawings, involving stick figures and vague captions, no one which ever really explain what it's about. I hate to say it, but I think that guy's completely lost his mind..." "Perhaps he was hoping to make us think he was so incompetent that we would do all the world for him rather than let it be destroyed by his stupidity, so that he wouldn't have to do anything," Joshua said in a joking manor. "Yeah, sounds like that lazy S.o.B. Always taking the easy way out.," Minoko thought to herself, "Makes me wonder why I ever fell for him in the first place..." By this point, it Joshua realized how lost in thought Minoko was. Giving up on trying to get further information out of her, he left.

After leaving the immediate area, Joshua teleported to a random field. After teleporting to several random locations, he teleported to a cave near Solaris. He then touched one of the numerous rocks on the cave wall. After several minutes, Kesh and Ryan appeared. "We have a problem," Joshua began, "she's showing signs of being worn down by stress." "Either that or she's trying to pull a James on us," Ryan interrupted as a joke. Somewhat puzzled by this Kesh inquired, "I'm not familiar with that one. Could someone explain it to me." "Don't worry about it," Joshua replied, "it would take too long to explain." "Anyway," spoke Ryan, "She must know what are secret plans are and encourages them. In which case she is using a clever gimmick as a covert way to tell us that we should proceed. Either that or she really has become incompetent over night. In either event, I think we should go ahead and move." "I agree," Kesh chimed in. "As do I," Joshua said. With that said, the secret meeting of the three was concluding. All 3 teleported off to different locations and at different times.

****Meanwhile in the slums of Kirkwood****

"I guess he didn't want to play with me," Yumi said to herself, "It's a pity. He must not know what fun he'll be missing." Yumi then wandered back to the temple. On her way back, she had found herself having to battle with the random thugs, who wanted to rob(and do other things to) her. After striking several of them down with lightning and cleaving a few in half, the others eventually decided to back off and let her go on her merry way.

****Meanwhile in a random bar in Kirkwood****

After several hours, Serena had made quite a bit of money off of the more egotistical men in the bar. She bested them all in drinking contests, darts, gambling, and even tests of strength, all of which she cheated at. Her ego quickly got to her and she soon found herself extensively berating all of those men. When Serena left the bar, she found herself being followed by some of the patrons. They all had less than pleased expressions on their faces. They quickly moved to surround Serena. "Get her," one of the drunks shouted. Serena just smiled and let them get in closer. Just as they were in striking range of their crude weapons, Serena blasted one of the attackers. The blast bounced around among the crow, reducing most of the attackers to ash and severely injuring the rest. By this point, several members of the town guard quickly approached Serena. "Stop, witch. You are under arrest for murder," one of the guards said. "More like self defense," Serena said casually to the guards, "notice the weapons and notice the circle of bodies around where I'm standing. If not self defense, then what could that possibly be. Obviously the real criminals are the dead and critically injured on the ground." "Even if that's the case. You still need to come with us to the guard house for questioning and for paperwork purposed," one of the female guards said. "Yeah, I know how that goes. That Berry or Baratm... whatever that bureaucrat god's name is, guy sure is a pain," Serena said, "I'll go with you, as a professional courtesy, from one guard to another."

Without much more conversation, Serena went with the guards to the guard house, explained who she was and what happened in perfect detail, leaving out details they didn't need to know. She then filled out some paperwork, and even helped some of the guards fill out heir paperwork. After all was said and done, Serena found herself sitting in jail cell, despite her having been extremely co-operative. "Well this sucks," Serena said to herself, "I really hate men and their stupid legal system..." "So, what are you in for," asked Serena's cell mate, a woman with pink hair and orange eyes, wearing a pure white dress. "Self-defense mass murder of some gutter-trash men and being 'too co-operative'," Serena replied, "Why do you ask?" "Self defense, huh," the woman said, as she laughed, "yeah, I gave up trying to defend my ego and self respect a long time ago. It's really not a good world for our kind to be in. Then again, few are... Oh, by the way, I'm Lotus, loyal servant of James the Deity, who apparently is surprising popular as a god of love." "Serena," chimed in Serena, "nice to meet a fellow follower of the greatest giver of massages in all of existence and apparent champion of female supremacy." The two continued to make small talk throughout the night, as neither of them apparently needed to sleep. The next day they both were released and headed to the temple.

****In Seoth's Lair****

"I've got absolutely no reason to trust you," James said, "In fact, I've got plenty of reasons to distrust you. You tried to strike me down with lightning and that's not cool. Also, don't give me that 'God of Balance' crap. I've seen too many petty, self serving worms like you throughout the ages. Much like the concepts of good and evil, your idea of balance is little more than a self-reinforcing fallacy, an unreasonable and impractical delusion." "Did you come here to just mock me," Seoth interrupted. "I know it takes for ever for me to say stuff, but would you let me finish," James said with some agitation, "now, while I disagree with the likes of you and Silros, I find myself at the horrible disadvantage of needing your help to defeat Geltor and, now, Mangroankeen too. All because you had to be a complete idiot and to go against me, rather than helping me take him out when we had the chance. And don't give me that 'but I needed to trick them into helping me' bull crap. Noric and I could have helped you, or at least found someone else to. But that's the past and what I'm far more concerned with is the future. I propose that we end the hostilities between us and deal with the major problems at hand, starting with psycho-chick on the roof. What do you say?"

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Well, James & pals are obviously going to be involved in this major battle. I'm also thinking about playing a wild card or two while I'm at it, since James lacks the whole army thing.

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On a sidenote, I'm at a loss. How should I have James handle the whole demon situation if I don't have him & whoever he talks into helping him into going and blowing the hell out of... well, hell, basically?

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I will admit things are a helluva lot more chaotic than I expected, what with the 50,000 powerful factions running around in different directions and all. Not quite what I had in mind.

Now, I say that those of us involved with the whole demons thing should get together and do the whole wrapping up that story arc thing soon. I think that realistically, people would be doing something major about the demons by now. I'm seriously considering pulling out the stops and going all out with 100% of what my write-outs say my characters can do, the 'overpoweredness' label and complaints be damn. 'Cause I'm sure like half of you are tired of that story arc by now.

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Yes, but people don't get jokes about "fluff" and "filler" posts. Weren't you paying attention when I got yelled at over that?!

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"It's a shame she's so irate, otherwise, I could've use her for my own purposes," James thought to himself, "however, she set me on fire with holy fire for no good reason. That makes her yet another threat. I normally don't get caught off guard like that, so I can't help but assume that that's a very powerful goddess. Well, I can't win this fight, so I might as well see what Seoth is up to while I'm here." James cast spell, causing several illusion copies of himself to appear. He then cast another spell, causing additional copies to appear, only these were more solid. Finally, James cast a potent stealth spell on himself. After he did this, one by one, the doubles lunged at the fire woman, providing the distraction he needed to get past her.

Shortly into the death citadel, James encounter a handful of undead guards. "Halt," the one who appeared to be the leader of the group said. "Shut the hell up before I set you on fire with my mind lasers," James replied as cast a spell, imprisoning the guards in a cage of force. James then continued on his way, thinking to himself, "I really need to start planning things out better... no, wait. I need to start planning things out period. It's as if being a love god has sucked away all of my thinky score thingy. Some savior I am, huh. Pathetic. I'm too stupid to deserve to be a..." James's ramblings were interrupted by messages from some of his spies. "Hmmmm, the plot thickens," James thought, "that is quite interesting. Though, the more I find out about this Silros guy, the less I like. It's a pity I need all the help I can get, making me incapable of being as selective as I would like. Although, if I could find a way to harness the power of someone's ego and turn it into a beam of pure, destructive energy, Silros would be the perfect power source. Oh well, on to Seoth..." With the monologue concluded, James journeyed closer to where Seoth was.

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