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Slowing down the walking in The Avernum Trilogy
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I have to ask because I just started playing the first Avernum game today.

Is there some sort of way to slow down the character walking to one block at a time instead of two?

I prefered the walking the way it was in the Exile Trillogy.

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Nonfiction Books You Are Reading in General
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Well, I suppose I can't stay away forever.

I'm currently reading...

Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America by Merritt Lyndon Fernald and Alfred Charles Kinsey.

What it's about should be obvious and it's rather fascinating. I plan on giving some of the plants in it a try this year.

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Sketching interest? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lady Davida:

Actually, I can draw a reasonably good still-life given 6 hours or so. But it's not really worth it. I have great respect for those who can just pull out a pencil and a pad and make a person 2-dimensional within a matter of minutes.
That's how long it took me to do my sketch, about 6 hours. I am no speed wizard, but I am very good at detail. I would like to sketch a nude man next, but finding a subject worth sketching is turning out to be difficult. At the rate I am going now, I might as well sketch another woman. I can't find a good male subject anywhere. Not in real life, the Internet, Google, anywhere.

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Sketching interest? in General
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I might as well make another attempt to find people on these boards with like interests. Does anyone here sketch at all? I just got into it this year, but I have so far only done one sketch. I only ever practiced every now and then in my school art class, and never had tried it at home before. So I decided to sit down with a drawing pad one day and give it a try.

To say the least, it turned out very well and made me want to try another one. For those who may be wondering what I drew, I sketched from a nude picture of Gillian Anderson that I found on the Internet. And why Gillian Anderson? Because I find her to be very beautiful artistically.

Currently I am unable to find a new subject to draw, so my sketching is on hold for the time being. I will eventually continue it when I am able to find a new subject.

So, anyone else out there like to sketch?

[ Friday, September 17, 2004 19:05: Message edited by: Sir Sherlock Holmes ]

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Favourite SPIDWEB game in General
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Unfortunately, I only know how to play the games in the Exile series. And among them, Exile 2 was my favorite plot, with Exile three having a great amount of story and confusion. I have yet to finish Exile 1 though or play any of the Blades of Exile scenarios besides the first one.

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Bye, 'n' all that. in General
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quote:
Originally written by Andrea:

quote:
Originally written by Sir Sherlock Holmes:

Bye Motrax. (sniff) Why do all the handsome ones have to leave? :D :rolleyes: :P :cool:
See, this is why people hate you.

What the hell is that supposed to mean? Motrax knows that I think he is good looking and he appreciates the comment. What's your damn problem?

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Bye, 'n' all that. in General
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As I have no idea what you look like ADoS, I will not call you handsome. :rolleyes: :P

[ Monday, August 30, 2004 17:47: Message edited by: Sir Sherlock Holmes ]

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Bye, 'n' all that. in General
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Bye Motrax. (sniff) Why do all the handsome ones have to leave? :D :rolleyes: :P :cool:

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The next RP and the future of Spidweb RPs in General
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quote:
Since you seem to come here only for the RPing, I was merely suggesting that you would perhaps be more at home at a board where all the members are focused on that. I guess your disorder might prove obstructing, but, well... how did you find Spiderweb?
As you were not here when I first joined, because someone told me you had taken a hiatus, I have no choice but to shoot your theory full of holes. :mad: I did not come to this site for RPing. I came to this site to get help with the Exile Trilogy. I stumbled across the General Board and the RPs there and decided to take a look at them. I had never seen an RP before then and was intrigued at their style of creativity and their organization. I joined two as a result and got pulled into the world of RPs. As time went by, I needed help with Exile less and less. And I stayed around for the RPs more and more because they were interesting to be in.

I did check out Polaris once, before it had its melt down, and the RPs were far too advanced for me to be part of and did not resemble the RPs on Spidweb, so I stayed away from theirs. I would have tried playing some of Spidweb's other games, but they were all far too advanced for me. I did not grow up with the Internet or computer games like many of you did, so I wasn't used to their advanced gameplay. I just stuck with Exile because it was simple and easy to understand. I only just within the last month tried playing Blades of Exile and found it to be fun. It may open up the way for me to play other games perhaps.

And in whatever month, April or May or whatever, I created an RP. But not just any RP. I wanted to try something different and host it on a totally different World. Though with Eferas being there, it seemed to end up on the Exile and Avernum world anyway. But still, I created this RP as a means for people to have fun and show off their talent at writing and creativity. In addition, we did get an interesting newcomer. Mordrith. He is an excellent writer and added some very good content to the RP. :)

But then people started going on vacations and the posts got fewer and fewer until they stopped. I had been told by someone that the time in which I started the RP was a good time for doing so. That person ended up having lied to me as I was told by others. As of now, I am still a little sore at all the planning, brainstorming, and writing time that I wasted on this RP. I had actually planned to use this RP as an outline for a Blades of Exile or maybe even Blades of Avernum scenario. But as it was never finished, I cannot do that now.

Still, I find it very unfair of you to judge me when you weren’t even here when I first came. :mad: Spidweb RPs are very unique and they should never be gotten rid of. If they are, then an entire genre of RPs will die out. Would you honestly be able to live with the fact that you helped bring about their destruction? I wouldn’t. :(

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The next RP and the future of Spidweb RPs in General
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quote:
Originally written by Magic Hunter Gurrrrl:

Spiderweb is not a board for RPs. It doesn't work out. There are too many people coming and going, there are too many members who make forty posts and disappear, too many people who don't really give a toss about RPing but think it's cool for about five posts. There are too many feuds and too many differing opinions. Quit whining and go somewhere where there is a single, dedicated community of people who live for RPs.

EDIT: Also, boring and useless are subjective adjectives. And just because there are no RPs here doesn't mean it's inactive. It means RPs are inactive. Gawd.

Uh, if this isn't a place for RPs, then why have so many been made here? Since I have been here, I have seen at least 12 RPs come and go. There are people here who can really write and do well in Spidweb RPs, but cannot do the same in RPs elsewhere. I am one of those people. I starting RPing on this board first and I will continue to RP here as long as there are other good writers here.

I am not good at RPing elsewhere, as I do not play other games and as I happen to have Social Anxiety Disorder, I am afraid of trying new sites. I also only have time to RP here and perhaps Polaris if I can find the time. I got off to a rocky start when I first joined some RPs here, but I learned to adapt to situations and I eventually got to the point where I am now. I do not feel comfortable trying RPs elsewhere and probably never will.

This is the General board and people have been creating RPs here for years. So who are you to say that this board is not meant for RPing? Unless you are a veteran hiding in a new account or a person stalking the boards for a while but never registering, you have not been around long enough to make that judgment.

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The next RP and the future of Spidweb RPs in General
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I have noticed that in the past 8 months, any RP that was started on General eventually curled up and died. Including mine. Is Spidweb just plain becoming inactive or what? The latest topics have all been boring and most of them completely pointless.

I take it that my RP is dead now, unless someone creates a new topic with a summary of the latest happenings. Humph!! Like that will ever happen. :rolleyes: :(

But my main question is, are all future RPs on here doomed to die like mine from lack of participation? If so, then I want no part of these boards anymore.

And if so, what's the point in having RPs anymore then? If people aren't willing to take responsibility for the character that they took their own time to create and place in the RP, then why expect anymore RPs, let alone ones that will last? :(

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Valley of Thunder RP in General
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Well, as my character is unconscious, I can do nothing. I was and still am waiting on Aran to post. It is his turn. I talked to a few people from the RP and they want to see it pick up again. But as some of the RPers refuse to type unless the RP is active and moving and some prefer to play games instead of brainstorming up ideas for a post, very little is going to happen. Until that attitude changes and people start working together again, it will just go on to die again.

I would like to see the people who haven't posted for quite a while post again to refresh their character. That way we can work with them in our own posts and have it make some sense without the RPers just sitting back and watching other people control their character. So let's start posting again people. Starting with Aran and perhaps Alec. I want to get Warslith and Drakey in here too along with Zephyr.

I haven't been around the site for a while because I figured there was nothing to do anymore as long as my RP was dead. Give me a reason to come back again, PLEASE.

And on a side note... I am sorry that my "what are you listening to" topic degenerated into dozens of pointless topics. If I had known it would do that, I would have never posted it.

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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What's your disorder? in General
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IMAGE(http://live.quizilla.com/user_images/1033888860_owfluffocd.jpg)

Just what I expected to get. Mostly because I was diagnosed with OCD. :P

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Valley of Thunder RP in General
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OOC: It is around noon. I made it clear that it was late morning in my earlier post where I was heading for the vault after re-entering the town. I don't know where you got the impression that it was night.

[ Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:37: Message edited by: Sir Sherlock Holmes In Love ]

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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Image maps in General
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Works just fine on Mozilla. So I would venture to say that it works well on Netscape as well.

That is rather interesting. Wish I could get a map of the area where I live and do that. I like photography. And it would work well with showing people on the Garden Center where exactly all the cool pictures of gardens around here were taken.

[ Sunday, July 25, 2004 18:01: Message edited by: Sir Sherlock Holmes In Love ]

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OOC: We are still waiting on you Aran. please come back.

Oskoth makes his way down into the dark vault. He finds an oil lantern still setting on a table. However, it is burned out and he can find no more oil in the dark room without some additional light. He decides to cast another glow spell on his hands and in a few moments, the room is lit up with an eerie green glow. Looking around, he can see crates, barrels, chairs, tables, desks, lanterns, and other such things littered throughout the large room. He spies a sort of door in the wall facing the river, and upon opening it, he sees a tunnel leading directly out towards it.

Investigating it more fully by following it, he finds that it comes out on a section of riverbank isolated from the rest of the main riverbank. Looking up he can clearly see an alcove overhead, and to the right, he sees where the townspeople had their privy on the bank next to a rock wall. On the left he can see a crude dock and a bucket with a rope attached to it, most likely there for fetching fresh water. The half sunken boat next to the dock sitting partly up on the riverbank must have once been a means of escape or fishing. However, it now lies rotting away in the water and has apparently not been used for a long time.

He then leaves this discovery and goes back through the tunnel into the vault. He returns to inspecting the rest of the room and finds various pieces of tattered clothing, bits of dried meat, ales, and other such stuff that the insane townspeople must have been living off of for a while. Searching the crates carefully, he is disappointed to find nothing of interest other than a few maps. One of them is a crude sketch of the demon cave and the others are mostly just detailed maps showing certain ruins and natural resources in the valley.

He finishes his search of the room as the glow on his hands fades out. However, as he is leaving, something on the wall catches his eye. He casts another spell on his hands and as they glow a yellowish color, he sees a necklace hanging on a hook. Attached to a chain is a kind of weird metal box, which appears to be sealed shut with a lock and is covered with strange inscriptions. Observing closer, he notices that the inscription writing is identical to the writing on the mysterious scroll he had looked at. Intrigued by his finding, he removes it from the hook and sticks it in his knapsack with the maps.

As he is doing so though, he hears a rumbling coming from behind the wall and sees the hook disappear inside of it. He puts his ear against it and hears the grinding of gears. He automatically identifies it as a trap and quickly runs out of the vault. Just as he steps out of it though, an explosion rocks the building. He is caught in it and is hurtled through a shuttered window surrounded by flames and splintered wood. He lands with a loud thud against a stony area on the ground and his knapsack lands in front of him in some bushes.

Oskoth feels a sharp pain coming form the side of his head and he begins to wonder if he hurt it somehow. His suspicions are confirmed that it is gashed open when he brings his hand away from it and finds it covered in blood. He looks around for anyone that might be able to help him, but he sees no one. He staggers to his feet and fetches his knapsack from the bushes. Finding his staff lying along the path where it had landed after the explosion, he starts meandering towards the center of town. As he comes around a building, he sees the adventurers surrounded by a large number of shifters and demons.

His arrival does not go unnoticed by any of them and they all turn their attention to him. Its then that the blood loss starts to get to Oskoth, and with an accidental slip on a rock, he crashes to the ground and knocks himself out. The adventurers see that the demons and Shifters are distracted and use it to their advantage. They band together all at once and lash out at them, taking them completely off guard. Then the insane townspeople come on the scene chasing some Shifters they had attacked and they too join in on the assault.

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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Oskoth manages to get to his feet soon after Vor and Garath leave with the demon. He looks around him in the twilight and can see nothing but farmland to the south and the town barricade to the north. He can now see lots of smoke billowing from inside as well. He slowly begins limping towards the town barricade and after fifteen minutes, he manages to reach it. By now, the sun has risen and he can see again. He follows the wall until he comes across the familiar gate again. He then makes his way into the village and back to the tavern. Sneaking in, he is not surprised to find the place empty.

Oskoth makes his way upstairs to his room and gets knapsack. He then sees the staff and smiles at his good fortune. He takes it, and using it to lean on, makes his way downstairs and out the back door again. He walks along the streets cautiously and upon going around a corner, he nearly runs smack right into a demon. The demon growls at him and starts stepping towards him. Oskoth feels that he is still too weak to cast a spell, so he uses the staff and starts hitting the demon with it. To his utter astonishment, the staff produces burns upon the demons body and it hisses and screeches in pain.

Oskoth realizes that he is holding a blessed weapon of some sort and so he starts using it to beat the demon senseless. At one point he tries thrusting it at the demon and upon hitting its stomach, it goes right through its body. The staff literally burns the demon until a black flame-like cloud sweeps around it and reduces it to ashes. Oskoth looks at the staff in pure amazement. It is not scratched, splintered, or scorched in any way whatsoever. All that fighting should have damaged it in some way. He then looks up and sees the group of shifters staring down the street at him.

As Oskoth takes off running for the mayor's house, he sees a bunch of townspeople coming out of an alley with various crude weapons. They instantly see the Shifter-infested people and give off a howl as they make their attack on them. Not staying around to watch, Oskoth continues on towards the mayor's house, hoping to have a look at what is in the vault. Upon reaching it, he stops to rest for a minute. It's then that he notices that everything in the town has suddenly gone silent. Not wanting to know why, because it could only be bad, he rushes into the vault, which is thankfully empty now.

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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Valley of Thunder RP in General
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OOC: Previous text deleted due to SIS's new explanation of his character being undead. Which I might add no one except for him knew about.

FBM, my colors on the map are distinct and vivid. It must be your computer. Sorry.

[ Wednesday, July 28, 2004 11:43: Message edited by: Sir Sherlock Holmes In Love ]

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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Valley of Thunder RP in General
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Summary Post

This is to dispel the confusion and show everyone their current locations. I hope that this will bring the RP back on its feet. This summary and the map are well overdue, but I was told not to post them until people started reaching Selger. That was a big mistake. I tried to get people's locations and the facts as perfect as possible. Let me know if I got anything wrong and I will fix it.

Selger Summary:

Garath had left the Ruined Temple through the portal with some of his demons and Vor as his prisoner and had come out in a building in the middle of Selger. Upon having him healed, the Demon Lord, who was disappointed and angry at him, demanded that he prepare a sacrifice for his future arrival in the valley with blood from all the adventurers and the townspeople on an altar. Garath once again regained his command of the demons and so he used them drive the adventurers to the building he was in.

The adventurers had since rediscovered Oskoth, and the long lost Glen, who had carried him off after he was attacked by some insane townspeople who had hidden themselves in the town vault they had opened. They were driven to the building and were confronted by Garath, who offered to help them get rid of the Demon Lord and told them that the other adventurers and survivors were possessed by Shifters. The others do not believe him until demons attack the building and Garath then ushers them out a back door.

A demon attacks Oskoth and Garath stops the demon before he kills him. He then takes Vor through an underground secret escape tunnel to the outside of the barricade. Vor makes Garath leave Oskoth behind and has his demon heal him. They then leave and he tells Garath some history pertaining to the portal.

The Portal Summary:

The demons had created a portal to the Ruined Temple. Garath and the Demon Lord's representatives were to go through it after finding the Stone of Thunder. By the time the adventurers had made it to the temple, the stone had already been found and was about to be sent through to the cave. However, a demon firebomb was thrown in the temple and Garath and his demons had to flee for their lives. A confrontation between Garath and the adventurers started after the stone was thrown from the temple and Vor caught it. The mad corpsmen then makes another appearance, where he injures Garath and forces him and Vor through the portal with the representatives.

Eferas, Sylvain, Alex, and Raymond rushed into the portal to escape him as well. Unfortunately, the direct connection had already been broken, and they were released into the fields a distance outside of Selger, rather than into Selger itself. Right now, they are about to walk through the northwest gate and into the town.

Other Summaries:

Akhtar, Hispar, and Shirr-Uth crossed the Thunder Valley River by a boat and Akhtar nearly drowned. He is now looking for his dog, Anees, along the banks. Chadussid is approaching the town through the forests from the northwest, and is on the east side of the main road. Kenthred and Sadith are also approaching from the northwest through the forests, but they are on the western side of the main road. Jay crossed the river on a boat at a ruined town and is now on the dock, looking at the carnage in Selger. My character, Oskoth, is currently lying semi-injured on the ground outside the escape tunnel, which is outside the barricade.

Eferas, Raymond, Alex, and Sylvain are just outside of Selger's northwest gate and are about to enter the town. Garath is taking Vor down the main road south to the demon cave and they are at least 1/2 of a mile from Oskoth. Terill, Glen, Daniel, Rey, and the three NPCs (Hispalgia, Lok, and Brant) are running down a street together, trying to get away from the attacking demons.

The insane townspeople are now roaming the town streets freely and are fighting for themselves, so they will attack anyone. This includes Shifters, demons, and adventurers. The demons under Garath's command are now traversing the town as well, and are looking for the adventurers. The Shifters are out in a group also looking for adventurers and are working with the demons.

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Here is a link to a map that shows where everyone is. As before, you need to cut and paste this link to your address bar. It's very very big, so give it time to load. Sorry about the size.

http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/sherlock_holmes/Selger_Update.PNG

OOC: I wanted to bring back Thendran, so here he is again in the story.

IC: Thendran watches through the crack in the shutters as the demons attack a building off in the distance. He begins thinking back to earlier when he saw a group of adventurers headed towards the river. He wanted to catch up with them and but a demon sentry that was walking by at the time made him think twice about it. However, that was almost an hour ago. He then looks up at what little sky he can see and notices that it is slowly starting to get brighter. It will soon be dawn now he thinks to himself. He slumps down onto the floor and goes over in his mind how he got to Selger.

He had barely escaped from the tunnel and the barrage of demons that were outside the bunker. However, what happened is all a blur. As soon as he made it outside, he began sending anti-demon spells at any creature that stood in his way to freedom. After that, all he could remember doing was running. He couldn't get the image of the demons out of his head and it drove him to continue running. The next thing he knew he was at a very wide river and as he turned around, he found that he was alone. Utterly alone. There was no one in sight at all.

It was then that he spied the canoe. There was a half decomposed corpse hanging out of it, which he promptly pushed out into the water upon sitting down in it. By chance, he found a dagger lying inside the canoe and without thinking, he pocketed it. He then grabbed the oar out of the corpse's hand and made his way to the other side of the river. Upon reaching the other side, he got out and ascended the bank. At the top, he stopped and looked down into the valley in front of him. As far as the eye could see, there was farmland rich in crops. Off in the distance he could see smoke coming out of chimneys in Selger.

He made his way towards the village and upon reaching it, found that it had been devastated by the demon attacks. He then heard footsteps and after ducking into a building, watched as a demon sentry passed by on its round. He then knew for sure that Selger was not in the hands of the townspeople, but in the hands of the demons. He found some water in a bottle on a table and some stale food hidden in a drawer in a desk, and with this and barricading himself in crudely, he survived during the night.

His mind then comes back to the present as he hears the familiar footsteps of the same demon sentry. However, as they fade away, he hears something else. He can hear what sounds like faint voices and footsteps coming from the direction of the northwest gate. He goes to the door and upon opening it and looking out through a crack, he can see a group of people creeping around the entrance of the gate. They cannot be Shifters, for they are dressed like warriors and are entering Selger on tiptoes. He quickly realizes they are some of the adventurers and feels relieved at this good fortune.

Thendran takes a quick look around at all the windows, and deeming the way safe, he quietly heads out the door and heads off to join them.

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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Jeopardy and Ken in General
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Brian Weikle, if it is the same man, was blind. And it was amazing to watch him in action on Jeopardy when he was on. I watched him the week that he broke the 5-day win record. It was purely shocking.

I didn't know though that he had created the 1-day win record too. But that just makes him even more incredible. Hearing about how this Ken allowed him to share the record was rather nice and respectful of him to do.

But still, Ken has been on for far too long and is just plain annoying to see now. He needs to go. Seriously. Having someone like him on is unfair to the other people playing. They are smart too, but this guy makes everything look simple, and Jeopardy is not as simple as he makes it look. It’s just sad that he is allowed to go on like this. I will celebrate the day he loses.

This toast is for you Brian. I hope he loses just when he has a chance to break 1,000,000.

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Religion, Homosexuality, the Usual in General
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David and Jonathan are not the only example. However, I haven't read up enough on the subject lately to add the others without creating a bigger argument.

The simple fact of the matter is, unless you were born a homosexual and understand why its such a hard and misunderstood sexuality, then you will never change your views on it. Not without a lot of evidence anyway. You can say all you want to me, but neither I, nor my boyfriend, will ever believe that God didn't bring us together. We are both Liberal Christians and that's all anyone need's to know.

If I get the chance, I want to marry him in a civil union or whatever. And not JUST for the benefits, but because I want to cherish, love, and take care of him for the rest of my life. I find it very unfair that gays cannot provide for each other in the instance of an accident when one is in the hospital, or in the case of medical insurance.

In the slightly changed words of Bette Davis in Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte:

"Just because some fools wrote up these laws on an itty bitty piece of paper and added them to a religious book, doesn't make them so."

I will never believe that the verses in the Old Testament that condemned gays were anything more than just a bunch of Cleanliness laws, which Jesus later came to say were perverted and unjust. The Jewish priests started taking these laws too far and too seriously, and Jesus saw this and tried to put a stop to it. Don't believe me? I have many taped documentaries as proof.

Not to mention that the Cleanliness and Holiness laws were created specifically for the Jews. They were made to keep the Jews easily distinguished from the other cultures and peoples around them. That included the Gentiles. The Gentiles had different laws and beliefs. So to say that these laws apply to all people is going against what the Bible teaches. And to have laws for only one group of people is a travesty and injustice in itself.

The prophets in the Old Testament taught to the Jews only, because they thought all other peoples and cultures were unclean. Jesus broke this barrier by being a Jew that taught to many many peoples, including Pagans and Gentiles. Paul went on to take God's word to the Gentiles as well.

However, Paul and Jesus did not teach the same laws that the Jews made. Jesus brought new laws for the people to follow. That's why you might read that he recited scripture, but never a major law of the Jewish law system. Same with Paul. Jesus welcomed in many people around him, beggars, Prostitutes, tax collectors, centurions, and such. The Jewish priests shunned these people and refused to have anything to do with them. Their Cleanliness laws reflected this attitude.

Also, the scientific knowledge of these people was next to nil. So, because they believed that men had limited sperm, anything that deviated from procreation was frowned upon. This included masturbation and homosexuality. They made their laws to reflect this. This can be learned when you study the culture of the time. Which is what scientists and archaeologists do.

However, for the sake of length, I will not go into the interpretation of the original texts. Those texts were written at a time when the grammar and knowledge was different. So to literally translate something from them and use it today cannot be done without extensive study on the writings at the time and the culture.

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

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I got Limbo. Go figure. It should have been Purgatory.

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Oskoth drifts in and out of consciousness. He is awake long enough to learn that he is in a room that is being attacked by demons and that Garath is somehow part of it. In his dizzy twisted mind, he attempts to incoherently speak, but no words come out. It would make no difference anyway, as the noises of the attack drown him out each time he tries to speak. But then his mind clears and he is able to focus on what is happening around him. He hears the other adventurers running out of the room and when he opens his eyes, he can see part of the room lit up with the glow of fire.

As Oskoth realizes that the room is on fire, his mind begins to panic. He tries to sit up to try to escape. Then something pounces on him, causing him to be thrown back against the table, which promptly collapses under them both. As the table hits the ground, the immense jolt to his head and back renders him insensible for a few moments. The object crawls over him and Oskoth can vaguely tell that it is sitting on him with its knees when it stops. When he finally regains his senses, he winces and opens his eyes to see what it is. Through his blurry vision, he can just make out the figure and face of a demon.

The demon leans down on him and puts one of its hands on his chest. The claws dig in slightly and cause an immense amount of pain to Oskoth's chest wound. The demon then puts its other clawed hand around his neck and squeezes, causing Oskoth to choke from lack of air, and bleed slightly from the claws now sticking in his neck. He gets a terrified look on his face before his brain starts to shut down from the lack of oxygen and horrific pain. He can see the look on the demon's face and it appears to be getting a perverted pleasure from strangling and torturing him. Before completely passing out, he hears Garath scream something at the demon, but cannot make it out.

"RELEASE HIM NOW YOU IMBECILE!!!! I told you to watch him, not jump on him, and try to kill him!!! Release him I say!!! Good. Now, pick him up and carry him. We need to keep him alive."

Oskoth drifts back into consciousness, though only slightly. However, enough to be somewhat aware of his surroundings. He can tell that he is being carried by a demon, but outside of that, nothing else. He is currently far too weak to be able to move or cast magic.

[ Saturday, July 17, 2004 13:47: Message edited by: Sir Sherlock Holmes In Love ]

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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That would be David and Jonathan. I got chewed out for mentioning that.

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(Looks around in the Study)
Colonel Mustard: "Just checking."
Mrs. Peacock: "Everything all right?"
Colonel Mustard: "Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine."

"Keep your wits about you, the game is afoot!!" - Sherlock Holmes
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Hey, I can't help it that I rarely get emails. I am happy in the fact that I don't receive much Spam. From the sound of things, you must enjoy getting it. I don't go around reseacrhing scams either. I could care less.

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